Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Dixie Chicks Witch Hunt

I'll admit I'm not a Dixie Chicks fan (though their latest album is pretty good). Most of the Chicks' material is about girlie stuff -- you know, how men are lyin' cheatin' bastards and so forth -- that doesn't particularly resonate with me. And -- I hesitate to mention this because it might brand me a terrorist-sympathizer -- I'm not fond of bluegrassy country music in general.

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Ed Sells Out.. er.. Moves On

Captain's Quarters: The Road Goes Ever On. How disappointing that the relatively moderate, thoughtful, and literate Captain Ed is being absorbed by the Michelle Malkin-branded corporate noise machine. (I can only assume this is a monetary decision... Malkin must be paying him more than he makes from his own blog.)

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Rove Fuels Childish Wingnuts

It's started. I guess this will be the story of the day: Let the gloating begin: Rove cleared in Plame case. This exemplifies why I think Malkin and Kos are two sides of the same coin: Childishness. And this wingnut blogger celebration is over... not being indicted. Kind of a strange thing to gloat about.

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Thursday, October 5, 2006

Welcome To Web 2.0, Part 2

A short addendum to my post on Malkin's video getting pulled from YouTube: 1) Now that I'm home, I can verify that there is a "Flag as Inappropriate" link right below each video, though admittedly you have to login to use that feature. (Not a problem for bots.) 2) I don't dispute that dhimmitude was the motivation for wanting to yank Malkin's videos, I just don't think YouTube submitted to dhimmitude so much as they submitted to a flaw in the peer-review system.

Welcome To Web 2.0

I saw on Crowhill that one of Michelle Malkin's videos (something about Islamic violence) got pulled from YouTube. This struck me as funny. :) And not just because Malkin, a la the best war profiteers, is personally profiting from the culture wars. (By the way, Malkin misleads with her title... she wasn't banned, she just had one of her videos pulled. There's a big difference between the two.) I thought it was funny because I'm not a big fan of the collection of technology ideals known as "Web 2.0," and I enjoy seeing them fail.

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Friday, August 11, 2006

May Day Survived

If you're rabidly opposed to any form of immigration, and are looking for ways to hastily generalize the actions of a few individuals to encompass all 12 million illegal immigrants, you will undoubtedly want to visit Michelle Malkin's blog to gather ammunition for your logically fallacious argument: The Day To Hate Republicans and Borders? What Borders? and The Pictures You Won't See.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Malkin On O\\'Reilly

Another one I didn't get around to posting yesterday.

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Where's The Outrage?

I guess even bloggers have a hard time getting back into the swing of things after a 3-day weekend. The blogosphere seems to be working hard to manufacture outrage today.

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Monday, July 3, 2006

The Lynchmobosphere Stalks The NY Times

I'm pretty baffled about the outrage over the NY Times "revealing" the government's SWIFT-monitoring program. And as if the SWIFT thing weren't enough, Michelle Malkin and the puppet minions of the "wingnutosphere" were even further enraged when the NY Times published photos and locations of Donald Rumsfeld and other's vacation spots. It turns out the NYT did so with Rumsfeld's permission, but Malkin et al were not deterred in staging a full-scale assault: They're protesting at the NYT building and publishing the home phone numbers and addresses of NYT editors in retaliation. I even read something about them publishing the numbers and addresses of the NYT editors's children. Sheesh. I guess they're taking a page from al Qaeda's playbook. They're starting to sound more like a lynch mob than a wingnutosphere, if you ask me. Hmmm... Lynchmobosphere. It has a nice ring to it, and it basically fits their survivalist, isolationist, xenophobic politics. I suspect Malkin et al would probably enjoy a return to the mob rule of the Old West. (As long as there was some money to be made, that is.)

Friday, June 23, 2006

Malkin Coordinates Lockstep Attack On NY Times

It seems sort of ironic that right after wingnut bloggers got done accusing liberal bloggers of "going into lockstep" and "coordinating attacks" and blindly following Markos's marching orders and whatnot, we find Michelle Malkin, icon of the rightwing blogosphere, encouraging her readers to write the NY Times to express her outrage: NYTimes Blabbermouths Strike Again. GOP Bloggers follows orders: Fight Back Against Media Traitors! Who else will fall into lockstep and repeat Malkin's call to write to the NY Times? Could it be that both liberal and conservative bloggers suffer from groupthink? Naaahh... can't be.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Malkin Embraces Greed

I see Michelle Malkin has fully subjugated her journalistic integrity to Greed... today her RSS feed only contains two-line summaries, so you have to go to her web site to read all of the posts. There, you are subjected to DoubleClick sidebar advertising which on this particular page refresh includes ads for Microsoft Windows Live (beta) and GameTap. No doubt it's also dropping some cookies on my computer and tracking my IP address and browsing habits.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Malkin Goes To 7-11

More ignorant anti-immigrant propaganda from Malkin: Michelle Malkin: 9/11, the Pentagon, and our borders. She thoughtfully discusses (ie. rants about) how some of the 9/11 hijackers got fake credentials at an illegal alien "day-labor" hangout in a 7-11 parking lot. (You have to wade through three paragraphs of sappy patriotic melodrama first though.)

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Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Malkin Screeches More Propaganda

More Malkin immigration hysteria: Reconquista is real. I might even go so far as to call it "screeching," a word she would no doubt find incredibly offensive. In this particular rant, she applies her trademark "hasty generalizations" along with a dash of "appealing to fear" in order to drive home her point that we are under attack from Mexico.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Malkin\\'s Hasty Generalization

Mrs. Krehbiel has noted that I tend to rag on liberals more than conservatives, so this one's for her: Michelle Malkin: The victims of illegal immigration. I tend to like Malkin's blog because it's mostly news and links that you never see in the media, but I find that when she writes opinions, they end up sounding a little shrewish.

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Monday, April 10, 2006

Still Immigration Protests?

Okay, the immigration bill was scrapped last week, so why are people still marching in protest today?

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