I don’t even know where to start.
Maybe start here?
I am losing my magic touch.
That article’s awesome enough for at least three more threads.
There are many Neocon Loveboat threads, but this is the one that has a guest star appearance by Engelbert Humperdinck, and that makes it special.
That article is sheer awesomeness. And craziness.
WTB crossover fanfic of this and the Salon cruise.
Tom, the neocon cruise needs its own forum.
The most sensible people on that cruise were fucking William Buckley and Rich “We’re Winning” Lowry. That says it all.
I read your obscenity as the verb in that sentence, and I’m still not sure I’ve recovered.
I was hungry, and now I’m not. Now I feel terrible, and oddly sympathetic towards Buckley.
A Filipino waiter offers him a top-up of his wine, and he mock-whispers to me, “They all look the same! Can you tell them apart?” I stare out to sea. How long would it take me to drown?
Glenn Greenwald on Generation 9/11
The strain of the “9/11 Generation” of which Barnett is a part, which is represented by the Weekly Standard and National Review Agenda of Endless War and led by George Bush and Dick Cheney and Newt Gingrich and Fred Thompson and Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney and Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, is captured perfectly by those passages, which reveal the core mentality of this movement:
We need to prove to the world how powerful and tough and strong we are by kicking ass and starting wars and putting our boots on the ground and getting our hands dirty and bombing and invading and fighting like the Real Warriors we are because Civilization is at Risk. And the way we should do that is by sending those people – the ones way, way over there – to go and fight and risk their lives in the wars I love.
I am a full-throated Supporter of the Epic War of Civilizations, but I can’t fight in it, because my knee hurts and I need to collect advance checks from Regnery and I want to stay at home and wipe dribble from my baby’s chin. But those people over there can and should fight. And between watching Star Trek on television and playing war video games, I will log off periodically to write articles and posts about how great these wars are and I, too, will therefore be strong and noble and resolute and brave.
You guys see the video linked in the article? Blumenthal mumblewhispers his VO into the mike like he’s narrating a porno. Very weird.
That mumblewhisper was seriously disturbing the fuck out of me. I don’t know if I’ll ever get another erection.
Oh, and don’t forget: Everyone has the inclination.