Eventually those TeeVee producers, unable to find a single other English-speaking American with insight, will be forced to roll out a wheezing, necrotic George Will, unable to speak but wearing a sign that says, "I BLAME POOR PEOPLE WITH DARK SKIN."
This is what news will be in 2026 on our holographic iPad 14s.
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Schafly Pale Ale is the finest beer in America, and the guy who runs the brewery is her second cousin. But that should not dissuade you from that beer, irrespective of your views on political nativism.
And Phyllis can eat bags containing dicks.
Best Faulknerian take on Peggy Noonan I've read all day.
Well, hard to argue with what you're saying here, in that the man was equivalent to rectal warts on the body politic. But still, I guess on the day of his death, I ask myself, how is it that we are engaged in debate with criminals and cranks? How is this the guy on the other end of the "debate?" Like it or not, this guy was the adversary. In another age, it was William F Buckley, who was not only worthy as an adversary but also as person. You could admire Buckley, and I still do; not so with Breitbart.
The saddest thing, and most true, that one can say about Breitbart is that he was an man of his age.
Jesus, pour me another five bourbons.
When a man like this dies, I hope it is a true moment to say instead, "A worthy adversary," which he indeed was. For better or worse, America has become a land of dueling absurdities, of ever-more bombastic narratives, of middle school personality skirmishes, and much, much less. Breitbart rolled up his sleeves, jumped in, and made it his cottage industry, and in this he was greatly talented. But it is a website like this one that took the other side of his trade, met his faux-populist outrage with, albeit-funny, nihilistic snark. People reading this are more connected to this man than they would prefer to believe.
May he, at the moment of his death, have had the epiphany of Lee Atwater: that he should have been building people up where he tore them down; that he owed many destroyed men an apology; that kindness and civility ought to have been his business where meanness and division reigned. And let this man rest in peace, to be judged only by the one who judges us all before sending us to our next place in the cosmos.
Y'all apparently missed the commentary during French TV's coverage of the Obama inauguration when Aretha Franklin was singing. One of the knuckleheads from TF1 covering the event quipped, and I paraphrase: "On peut l'imaginer chanter pendant que les autres récoltaient le coton dans les champs," or "You can almost envision her singing while the others were picking cotton in the fields."
Their race-dar is still on the fritz.
YOU WRETCHED FAiLURES, OBAMA IS A YOUNG BOOMER. ONLY OLD BOOMERS ARE ALLOWED TO FIX THINGS BY GIVING ALL CONTROL TO BANKERS. WHEN JUNG BOOMERS LET LARRY SUMBERS SODOMIZE US, IT'S OK.
We're at a new moment in history. Back in the old days, the elite stood astride the pyramid of wealth trying to get the "barbarians" (actual Goths, errant duchies, new Irish immigrants, what have you) to adhere to the values proposed by the empire. They were selling educational approaches, legal systems, moral values, family structures, religious strictures, and especially CURRENCY to use for all of their economic activities.
In this very moment, 99.8% of the world's population has bought into the modern industrial system, and we are in the fascinating position of watching the elite try to convince us NOT to be interested in education, rule of law, high-quality medical care, and economic opportunity. Now they want us to go back to the system of despotic winner-takes-all kleptocracy.
I think it's going to work out less well than they have forecast.
120 characters: That reminds me of when a Brit told me that while "Americans weren't very good in geography" (true dat), he knew "all about my 52 states."
CARD DECK, DUCHBAGG