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Wonkette – Queen Teabagger

Posted in Evilness, Gossip, Issues, Revolution with tags , , , on April 16, 2009 by lumpy

Wonkette the Teabagging Queen™ is really into this thing; I mean, she LOVES it! “Teabag this” and “teabag that,” and she doesn’t even get it! She has no clue why those people are out there. It’s great!

Wonkette, Teabagging Queen™, is the perfect symbol of the contemporary left: Oversexualized to the point of boredom, reads everything through a haze of codewords such that “Christian Capitalist American Heart and Soul” is seen as anti-Jewish, views her opponents through such powerful essentialist lenses that regardless of what sentiment they express she’ll drolly explain “it’s (pick your ad hominem dismissal)”, and clueless as to actual events, such as the fact that State recently replaced the word terrorism with the euphemism man-caused disaster. And she really thinks she is smarter than her objects of derision, which is just the icing on the teabag.

Go on!

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Mini-skirt Space Pirates!

Posted in Anime/Manga, Gossip with tags , , , , on March 31, 2009 by lumpy

Avast there, me hearties! Anime News Network reports that Mini-skirt Space Pirates will be going from manga to anime.

Mini-skirts. Pirates. In space! What’s not to love? I’d never even heard of this before, but holy Uchu Senkan Yamato that sounds fun! Of course, I find it doubtful that there will be any actual story to it …

Arrr!

(Technical Note: Arrr! is an acceptable replacement for Go on!)

(In Japanese, would that be ‘Arururu’?)

name-dropper, that’s me

Posted in Gossip with tags , , , on March 14, 2009 by lumpy

The Mudville Gazette, that bastion of milblogging, is questioning the nomination of Christopher Hill as ambassador to Iraq:

Should the US Ambassador to Iraq speak Arabic? Should he have Middle Eastern experience? Should he have deep background in working with the military in counterinsurgency operations?

Would two out of three “yes” answers be enough?

How about zero for three?

There’s more to the post than that, of course, like some discussion of Hill’s work in the Balkans which might be quite valuable in Iraq. Hill also led the six-party talks on North Korean disarmament, so he has some experience bringing hostile factions together.

However, that’s not why I’m posting about this. I’m posting about this because I had dinner with Under Secretary Hill recently (along with a bunch of other people) and his take on the situation with North Korea was quite interesting. He is very intelligent, funny, and seemed friendly in the midst of a bunch of grad students.

Interestingly, he said he likes G.W. Bush, that he is a good man who made mistakes in his first term and worked hard to fix them in his second.

None of this has anything to do with whether or not he’s the right choice for ambassador to Iraq, but that question’s above my pay grade.

Carry on.