More Wingnut Welfare

The following ad is currently posted over at Redstate:


This is ridiculous. I am just as capable of writing a book as ill-informed, poorly researched and logically incoherent as the one Dinesh has just written. In fact, I bet if I didn’t put my mind to it, I could write a book that is vastly stupider than Dinesh’s. But do you see any liberal book clubs or think tanks lining up around the block to help me promote the 900-page tome I wrote about my balls? Haaaaaaail no. I want some moonbat welfare, dammit. Tell Sug Daddy Soros to start ponyin’ up.

UPDATE: I don’t know if Atrios has “wheeeeeeeeeee”-ed this one yet, but it’s definitely worth wheeeeeee-ing about:

President George W. Bush’s approval ratings are now the lowest for any president the day before a State of the Union speech since Richard Nixon in 1974, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Sixty-five percent of those surveyed said they disapprove of how Bush is handling his job as president while 33 percent approve. The rating matches Bush’s career low in a May 2006 poll.

Seventy-one percent of Americans said the country is on the wrong track, up from 46 percent in an April 2003 poll, the month after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. A majority of those polled this month don’t approve of how Bush is handling the Iraq war, terrorism or the economy.

Well. I’m sure Bush’s speech will rally the nation by overtly attacking the leftist parasites that are sapping America’s moral will to defeat evil, right? Anyone? Bueller?

Travis adds: Am I missing something, Alt-Rock? I read that whole article, and I didn’t see any data about impeachment. I woulda figured…

UPDATE II: This is the best one yet:

President Bush will deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday night to a nation that’s strongly opposed to his plan for increasing troops in Iraq and deeply unhappy with his performance as president, according to a CBS News poll.

Mr. Bush’s overall approval rating has fallen to just 28 percent, a new low, while more than twice as many (64 percent) disapprove of the way he’s handling his job.

28 PERCENT????!!!!! My gods, will we ever have enough ponies?!!!?


Comments: 46


Somebody rendition Brad Althouse Altrocket to Gitmo, now!


Forget approval ratings. I’m wondering whether D’Souza’s book will reach negative prices.


Darn those wily Wingers!

Don’t you see? If every redstate reader sends in the box-tops to get their free copy of D’Souzamaphone’s “I hate America for its freedom”, it will certainly double the book’s distribution.

That’s like eight whole copies, people!

Man, I wish we had that kind of messaging machine on our side…


Remember when all the wingnuts were all like: “Greenwald’s book being number one on Amazon doesn’t mean anything”? Well what do they think D’Souza’s book being given away for free means?


Well, he’s beaten his dad at something, then.


Perhaps teh left could write a book even stupider than D’Souza’s (that would be a challenge, but I believe doable). Perhaps a book about how Bush Derangement Syndrome undermines the economy while encouraging the terrorists to support illegal immigration. Anyways, teh left writes this book, it gets sent to Regnery (or some other right wing publishing company). If written well enough, they might publish it. Wouldn’t it would be great if we could fool the wingnut welfare system into supporting a parody?

The book should of course include all kinds of pure gold like the need to return to the gold standard, references to how liberals want to keep us from implementing a flat tax so we cannot prove the existence of God, and of course blaming the outsourcing of jobs on illegal immigration.


Too bad he didn’t release the book a little earlier … I coulda used some free Christmas presents for the sad wingnut faction of my family.


Perhaps teh left could write a book even stupider than D’Souza’s …

His Grace – I’m working on it. Tenative title:

“Uncivil: How the Left is Trying to Make You the Gay Bride of Osama bin Laden’s Goat and Hold a Rap Concert on Your Lawn”

I think that covers most of the bases, but I’m open to other suggestions.


We huff glue, handle snakes, and fuck our brothercousinuncles.


C-SPAN is giving D’Souza a three-hour forum this weekend on their In Depth program. A few debunking phone-ins probably wouldn’t hurt.


I imagine cheerleaders crying into their pompoms. And it’s sad.


Fortunately for America, our Democratic leaders recognize that, despite Bush’s overwhelmingly negative approval ratings, he is still a hugely popular war-time preznit. Thus they know that it would be political suicide to impeach him.


WTF, Congress? Get on the stick! Bush’s many (and well documented) high crimes demand impeachment. The son of a bitch has approval ratings approaching Nixonian levels. How much more unpopular does he have to get before any one of you useless turds says, “Gee, maybe we can remove him and Cheney from office.”?

If Congress doesn’t hurry up, they may be too late: the mobs with torches and pitchforks may well tear Bush and Darth Cheney limb from limb before Pelosi thinks about putting impeachment back on the table.


Hmm… I wonder how many of D’Souzy-Q’s books Redstate has available, and whether Teh Left could suck up the bulk of the supply. Then toss them into the Dustbin of History in some public manner.


The Redstate link doesn’t work for me.


Big Daddy Soros ain’t so big. While discussing how much money he tossed into MoveOn (or some similar venture), the figure $25M came up.

“Twenty-five million? That’s it?” some wingnut said. “If he wants to have an impact, he’s gonna have to be willing to part with much more. That’s just chump change.”

Sadly, yes.


Look, as much as I appreciate the need to tear this wingnut welfare queen a few new ones, there is at least one more pressing issue to which I wish this website would turn it’s attention…

What did Retardo decide about his name? Is he keeping it, and if not, what did he choose as a replacement?


Seventy-one percent of Americans said the country is on the wrong track, up from 46 percent in an April 2003 poll, the month after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

That is entirely the fault of the San Francisco values crowd. If Grandma Pelosi wasn’t offering free abortions with every Slurpee at 7/11 and introducing tax increases for the most intellectual evolved (rich people are smarter, right?) more Americans would think the country was on the right track.


It’s not so much welfare it’s just that dinesh rights for a very select audience of aristocratic elite. If only eleven or so people are going to find anything of value in your book they’d each better be prepared to spend boocoo buckos on it. You can tell what type of audience ol’ dinesh is after because he wrote a book called the enemy at home and it’s not about bush. Definitley directed toward an “upper class.”


Thom Hartmann interviewed him this morning on his local Portland show. There’s a good chance he’ll replay it on his national show or you can check his archives later.

It was hilarious. I think he implemented virtually every logically fallacy and false argument technique in the book.


I am just as capable of writing a book as ill-informed, poorly researched and logically incoherent as the one Dinesh has just written.

I dunno, man…that takes a pretty rare kind of talent.


Writes, jesus.

Principal Blackman

My gods, will we ever have enough ponies?!!!?

For legal purposes, large dogs may be considered ponies.


I’ll bet, that no matter how much you don’t put your mind to it, that you can’t write stupider book. Go on. I dare ya!


Odds Denish was the kid in high school who never got laid and is damn fucking bitter about it now?


I want 500 free copies!

Primarily because my cave is cold and I need something to heat it with.


Why Buy When I Give it Away for Free: Dinesh D’Souza, the Hilton Sisters and the Marketplace of Ideas


If more Americans are hating on Bush, the world is overwhelmingly sick of him.

The global image of the US has significantly deteriorated over the past 12 months, as the chaos in Iraq has deepened. And in 18 of the countries that were involved in previous polls, the slide in America’s standing has steepened.

Anti-Americanism rising

Overall, this new opinion poll sampled the views of 26,000 people in 25 countries.

Three in every four of those questioned disapproved of how the US government was dealing with the crisis in Iraq.

The poll did not just deal with Iraq. It also asked questions about the US handling of Guantanamo detainees; the Israel-Hezbollah war; Iran’s nuclear programme; global warming; and North Korea’s nuclear programme.

In every case, a majority of those questioned disapproved of America’s handling of the issue concerned.This poll underscores conclusions drawn from several other surveys – that anti-Americanism is on the rise, and the more the US flexes its hard power – the more it deploys troops abroad or talks tough diplomatically – the more it seems to weaken its ability to influence the world.

The questions were put to people in: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Korea, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and the United States. (poll results)


Interesting that the Free Market has determined the real value of D’Souza’s writing in pretty much no time.


OK, the give-away so soon after publication has to give Dinesh the crown: Wingnut Welfare Queen


The problem with the international polls is that results like that merely strengthen the “resolve” of the wingnutards to keep doing what they have been doing (or keep advocating what they have been advocating), but even moreso. The mentality seems to be “Well, if all those pansy-ass countries think we’re doing something wrong, then we must be doing something right.”

Which eventually leads to the U.S. standing on a streecorner shouting incoherently at passersby.


On ABC’s Good Morning America, Robin Roberts asked Snow: “The president has said he’s going to talk about mainly domestic issues tonight. Why not talk more about Iraq? Doesn’t the White House still see this as the number one problem?”

Snow: “Well, Robin, the president has domestic and international obligations. He’s going to talk about all of them. . . . The president is going to address those and also address another question Americans have, which is: Can these people in Washington work together? Can members of Congress work with the president or is there simply going to be partisan exchanges important the next two years?”

“Q What’s the best part?

“MR. SNOW: You know, it’s difficult to say. It’s like looking in a drawer full of diamonds.” Washington Post

Yeah, like those diamonds from Sierra Leone that have blood, tears, and death on them that nobody wants to wear anymore.


Will members of Congress submit to the president or is there simply going to be accusations of treason from the right-wing for the next two years?�

Edited for clarity.



Any minute now, the MSM will compare him to Harry Truman.

Oh, wait…


Brad, I *strongly* disagree with the first part of your article. I seriously doubt that you could write anything nearly as stupid, no matter how hard you tried.


Keeping too many ponies around is bad for the nations mood.

A few ponies is cute, a curiosity…. but morning, noon, and night, PONIES.

I think all these ponies are affecting our collective will to power, er.. desire to triumph over the islamofascists


My favourite review on Amazon:

40 of 75 people found the following review helpful:
D’Souza Didn’t Go Far Enough, January 21, 2007
Reviewer: John Calendo (North Bergen, NJ United States)

The Enemy At Home blames the wrath of the Islamic fundamentalists on Britney Spears and the reprehensible Hillary Clinton. But author Dinesh D’Souza misses the forest for the trees. He confuses the symptoms with the cause, namely, the widespread educating of women in our culture. Clearly, that’s where all this leftist immorality begins.

If we would find common ground with the fundamentalists of the Islamic world, as D’Souza urges, then we must realize how pernicious the education of women is to the fabric of American culture. The blatant, uncovered face of young women in public inflames the devout of Islam. That too must stop.

As the author argues, the leftists — those anti-American “enemies at home” — have tried to delegitimize the hegemony of patriarchy, and with it the family unit of one man, one woman, and as many children as possible.

In the process, we have lost our moral compass: We have abandoned the practice of beheading fornicators and homosexuals in the public square. We have allowed liquor to be sold in all 50 states. Stores stay open on our Sabbath day, and people are allowed to use public transportation on that day, as well. We even allow secular men and women to be the leaders of this country, rather than imams. This too inflames the good and Godly of Islam.

All this must stop. We must stop insulting the sensibilities of the terrorists. Only then will America be America again.

We must take our cue from the faithful of the Middle East who have successfully resisted modernity for more than 11 centuries. I urge Mr. D’Souza to follow his preliminary primer with a work that is less complaint and more moral prescription. Tells us please, good scholar, how we may make ourselves more palatible to the great people of the desert lands. Certainly, taking the vote away from women would be a good-faith start.


It’s time aspiring leftist authors stopped looking ot Soros for handouts and pulled themselves up by their own bootstraps. If you aren’t the child of a wealthy and well-connected political hack of some sort, all you have to do is make a few million dollars yourself, create a network of like-minded millionaires and billionaires, take over most of the media outlets in the country, and raise emotionally crippled chldren who will parrot your beliefs. Within a generation you will have control of all three branches of government, and you can publish and pretend to sell as many moronic screeds as you or your idiot children can write.

Of course, one of your idiot children may become president and get the country involved in a farcically doomed but incredibly bloody land war in Asia, screwing the pooch for everybody. But you will still be able to console yourself with the knowledge that you were always right, and spend your twilight years re-reading all the heart-warming literature and all those glowing reviews for which you and your friends, and you and your friends’ money, were responsible.


You folks think you have it rough in the United States. Witness this e-mail exchange between a badly needed real-life educated Canadian scientist and an MBA bean-brain hired to dream up slogans for the neoconservative partay in power:

Our Home and Native Brand
From a September email exchange between representatives of Natural Resources Canada and Andrew Okulitch, a scientist working at the Geological Survey of Canada in an emeritus capacity. Irwin Itzkovitch is an assistant deputy minister under Minister of Natural Resources Gary Lunn. Vanessa Nelson is an executive adviser. Okulitch was fired but reappointed two weeks later. The Conservative Party won control of Canada’s government in January, after twelve years of Liberal rule. Originally from Harper’s Magazine, December 2006.

FROM: VANESSA NELSON [presumably to all staff in the Natural Resources dept.]
As per the Minister’s Office, effective immediately, the words “Canada’s New Governmentâ€? are to be used instead of “the Government of Canadaâ€? in all departmental correspondence. Please note that the initial letters of all three words are capitalized. Thank you for your cooperation.

Why do newly elected officials think everything begins with them taking office? They are merely stewards for as long as the public allows. They are the Government of Canada. Nothing more. I shall use “Geological Survey of Canadaâ€? on my departmental correspondence to avoid any connection with “New Government.â€? The GSC, steward to Canada’s earth resources for 164 years, is an institution worthy of my loyalty, as opposed to idiotic buzzwords coined by political hacks.

Given your strong though misdirected views of the role and authority of the Government as elected by the people, and your duty to reflect their decisions, I accept that you are immediately removing yourself from the Emeritus Program. I wish you every success in your future.

Although your knee-jerk response seems typical of Ottawa “mentality� these days, to give you the benefit of the doubt, it may have been mandated by our nervous minister. Of course, it is not a particularly rational decision, and perhaps you might reflect upon it. We of the GSC are used to taking the long view. Ministers come and go, but my talents will always remain available to the people of Canada.

This is not a knee-jerk reaction nor was it dictated by anyone. My decision stands and I await confirmation that it has been executed by the responsible GSC management.

I have just received the clarification of the usage policy for the term New Government, stating that the new wording is required only in documents prepared for or on behalf of Minister Lunn. This limited usage is consistent and appropriate. We would appear to have been victims of an unfortunate misunderstanding. My intransigence about the term was in protest about its misapplication, not a call for civil disobedience. I do understand the need to obey ministerial directives once I am given them clearly. If I can help calm the waters by issuing my own clarification and apology, I would be glad to do so.

Your reaction was and continues to be unacceptable for anyone associated with Public Service. My decision stands. As of yesterday you are no longer an emeritus scientist.

I concede that my memo was intemperate and deserving of a reprimand. It was, however, prompted by misinformation sent out by your staff. I don’t expect that anything I might say now will change your mind, so I’ll conclude with a few facts you will now have to live with. I’ll come out of this a champion of common sense (except when it comes to sending memos), someone who tried to defuse a situation with humor and made an effort to restore calm. You’ll come out as an intemperate, irrational manager who lacks the strength of character to reverse a hasty decision. Do you really want to be remembered as the only assistant deputy minister who sacked an emeritus scientist over such trivia? It is never too late to repair an unfortunate situation if everyone approaches it with an open mind and good intentions.

God bless you, Andrew.


When I read about Dinesh’s house with its leopard skin rug, the first thing I thought of was the old Soviet elite with its special stores and dachas and limos. Like that elite, this new elite will keep its privileges as long as it toes the party line.


Lesley, that Amazon review rocks. Apparently, the whole book can be boiled down to the fact that radical Muslims are more like right wingers than like left wingers and America should be more like radical Muslim terrorists. Unbelievable.


USAToday has given D’Souza a forum to promote his book in an Op-Ed today. Basically D’Souza wrote about how the terrorists are capitalists and love democracy (he gave examples of Hamas and Hezbollah) hence it’s the best not to allow Democracy to expand in the MidEast because terrorists would simply take over. He also wrote that the best solution to address terrorism would be to make this country more socially conservative so to appeal to the muslim terrorists who are also socially conservative. Funny stuff.


What I’m wondering about is how D’Souza’s “book” is being received by the wingnuts. I mean, the lefties and the reviewers view it as tripe, but I wonder how the loonies on the right like being told they have something in common with Islamic terrorists (assuming that is a claim that the book makes–I’m just going by what I’ve heard about it).

Hey, Gavin/Brad/Travis/Retardo, anybody interested in wading into the swamp and observing the wildlife? I’d love to help out, but, um, I’ve got those cats to iron, you know how it is, duty calls . . . .


Wait, I want to hear more about Canada’s Nude Government…


Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed and Dr. Okulitch was reinstated.


In fact, I bet if I didn’t put my mind to it, I could write a book that is vastly stupider than Dinesh’s.

I believe in you Brad, but really, can anything be stupider than Barbra Streisand caused 9/11?


Dinesh had an interesting comment(sic) on the War in Iraq vs. the war in Vietnam today on NPR

Check it out


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