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December 7th, 2007

The Animals

Egads, the Animals sucked.
Randi Rhodes is going totally bonkers and making herself barely tolerable, which has to be some kind of decline, since I never felt anything like that way before the last few months. Now she is claiming, on the basis of her superior mentation, that it was George H W Bush that picked Dick Cheney as VP, in a scheme to, I don’t know, to ship drugs for the Queen of England, let’s say. Whatever it is, the scheme is proceeding according to design, I think. I’m not sure.

Her grasp of facts is as usual infirm: today she has repeatedly referred to Ronald Reagan as a deeply religious man who always attended church but (unlike Willard Mitt Romney) didn’t wear his religion on his sleeve—she means George H W Bush, not Ronald Reagan, who stayed away from church, at least during his legitimate presidency. The point is valid, however, and this slightly-wrong-facts problem is nothing new or intolerable.

Nancy Pelosi’s depravity

Watch Olbermann’s special comment and reflect on the depravity of Nancy Pelosi should she continue to discourage impeachment-oriented investigation of the mentally extremely ill and thoroughly criminal usurper, or her cowardice and dishonest rationalization should she continue choosing to ‘honor’ any ‘deal’ she made with this faithless sociopath.

And she dares call herself a leader, as opposed to the ‘advocates’ who protest against her mis-rule! And the caucus that keeps her is a coalition of the corrupt and the timid.
I have the last couple of days realized a feature of conspiracy theorism. In many cases, at least, it is almost plainly a manifestation of pathologically poor relation to authority figures. What these people are doing is choosing the theory available to them that symbolizes the greatest defiance of authority, even if the theory is far too stupid for a person of their caliber. (9/11 theories are easily among the stupidest theories ever devised.)

It is worth noting well that in this manner they are exhibiting only symbols of defiance, which is not actual defiance, at least as long as we are in a society (which ours still is) in which no governmental harm will befall one for embracing a conspiracy theory.

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  • 25 Mar 2014, 01:22
    In case it matters, the most recent confirmed lahar is about 500 years ago, but there were mixed reports of eruptions in the late 1800s.
  • 25 Mar 2014, 01:20
    Pretty low until you jinxed them.
  • 25 Mar 2014, 01:01
    What would you estimate the odds to be of it happening in the next 200 years?
  • 27 Jan 2014, 06:22
    Thinking about it further, I think I now understand. You're saying the WSJ is being antisemitic, not the people they're quoting.

    I don't think they'd listen to it coming from us, but a…
  • 27 Jan 2014, 06:09
    I'm not noticing it either. Seems to me they *are* being assholes to Jews, but only moreso than anybody else if we happen to be in the way. I think that's gneral-purpose assholery, not…
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