Category: Left and Lefter

Doings on the Left

Interesting stuff going on in the leftmost precincts these days.
Bev Harris, of BlackBoxVoting.org – one of the more breathless conspiracy theorists around – has been banned by Democrapic Underground. Apparently she’s too offensive in a wacky, left-wing conspiracy theorist kind of way for even the loonies at DU. Wow! How wacky is she? You will note I was on to here just a couple days ago, right here.
Then there’s the brain trust at [h]At[e]rios, who decided to delve into complex matters of jurisprudence today, only to reach the result, “We smart, conservatives stoooopid.”

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Running away

Looking around the Edinburgh section of Craigslist, I found a few entries along these lines:

Save my family from Bush!

This country is growing ever more unlivable, and my mother is scared to death that I and my little sister will soon be sent to kill and die overseas for an imperialist corporate agenda. We love Scotland, and would be thrilled to become citizens. If anyone can be of assistance, please respond. It looks as though marriage is the only way to gain long-term residency, so we are all open to this possibility. Thank you in advance for your help in this matter.

(Original here)

Pretty screwed up – perhaps if their far-left FUD is scaring his mother this much he should stop spreading it? Of course, if he’s trying to flee wars like Iraq, he’d be well advised to avoid the home of the Black Watch (who just left Camp Dogwood after helping secure Fallujah) – but then, he probably thinks it’s actually “unilateral” so the UK isn’t involved after all…

Black sheep

How about that: Maureen Dowd’s family is red like a sunburn. And her brother Kevin sounds like a very sound fellow:

A very big thank you to Michael Moore, Susan Sarandon, Rob Reiner, Bill Maher, Barbra Streisand, Alec Baldwin, Al Franken and Jon Stewart for your involvement. You certainly energized the base. Now, please have the courage of your convictions and leave the country.
To Bob Shrum – Cut your fee.
To Mike McCurry, Joe Lockhart and Paul Begala – You don’t seem quite as smart without a great candidate.
To The New York Times and The Washington Post – If Bush and Reagan were so stupid, how did they both go four for four in elections involving two of our biggest states and the presidency without your endorsement?

Looks like the talented writer in the Dowd family is not the one with the highly paid NYT gig. Someone hire him, please?

The CBS curse

What is it about these people? First there was Rathergate, then the “missing” explosives that weren’t, and now Walter Cronkite is making paranoid conspiracy-monger noises:
So now the question is basically right now, how will [the Osama bin Ladin tape] affect the election? And I have a feeling that it could tilt the election a bit. In fact, I’m a little inclined to think that Karl Rove, the political manager at the White House, who is a very clever man, he probably set up bin Laden to this thing.
Notice in the transcript, that brain-dead King does not call Cronkite on this, or even seem to notice it.
(via Tim Blair, who thinks it could be true.)

Downsize that!

New York Region > Village Voice Reduces Staff and Evidently Morale, Too” href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/09/nyregion/09voice.html?pagewanted=print&position=”>The Village Voice has been doing some housecleaning. Among the casualties was Richard Goldstein, who has been a target of mine no fewer than three times. (That last Fisking included one of my best-ever lines: “A defense policy without a defense budget would be like, well, Europe.”)
I swear, I’m not smiling. Not even a little.