What the cool (and not so cool) kids are saying

Yesterday was a holiday over here, so today we “make blue” as the Germans might say and do little to no actual work, leaving that to our American colleagues.

General Glut comments on the Yglesias/Drum/DeLong tussle on whether conservatives or liberals have been most effective at implementing their agenda:

What Newman is too polite or coy to point out is that liberals like Yglesias, Drum and DeLong reflect the interests and ideology of the new middle class. Thus it’s no surprise that things like union-smashing, deregulation, capital mobility, lower real wages, shifting tax burden, privatization, imperialism and free trade are all ignored by them, because these are working class issues. To liberals, getting bigger government, birth control, working mothers, abortion rights and gay marriage is far more significant than anything going on at the bottom rungs of the class struggle.

Pete M., who used to occupy his time productively by posting comments here and over at World O’Crap, has decided to start his own blog instead. We applaud him for his not at all transparent efforts to get a link from us, and direct you to his discussion of a somewhat different Birds and the Bees comic strip.

Nitpicker’s CJ reports on the declassify, reclassify game being played by those wacky kids at the Justice Department.

And to wrap things up with something from the “let’s not put these people in charge of winning hearts and minds shall we?” department, we offer the following comment posted by Mike at Trying to Grok about the wedding party/foreign fighters gathering that left 40 people dead:

Wars will always kill children…and adults. For some reason we value the life of a child higher than that of an adult. But in a region of the world where children are just as likely to be combatants as adults, how can that still hold?

You just can’t make up shit like that. From the article linked to above:

The body of a girl who appeared to be less than five years old lay in a white sheet, her legs riddled with wounds and her dress soaked in blood.


Comments: 6


That’s just like the commie liberal traitor you are to not mention the thousands of baby girls we haven’t slaughtered in Iraq.


Wait, I’m supposed to be doing work? I’ll just have to count on the Canadians to do my work for me.


“…in a region of the world where children are just as likely to be combatants as adults…”

“Hey, Sarge, is that child a combatant or an adult?”

If someone like Mike is going to make idiotic comments, can’t they learn enough English syntax to not sound ridiculous?


English sin tax? The Brits have those, too?


In the words of a very wise man:

“What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?”

-Mahatma Gandhi, “Non-Violence in Peace and War”


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