November 14, 2009

Yes, it was a wet dream — wet with John McCain's sweat.

Remember that hate email I got yesterday?
it was pointed out to me that you have wet dreams of Obama... now I understand the brain dead posts on your blog...
I now see where the emailer got that "wet dreams" idea. Over on Conservatives4Palin, there's a post that tries to deal with my "Sarah Palin is dumb." It flails without landing a blow, then dissolves into an inane rant about Kathleen Parker (who?) and how my real goal is to get on MSNBC and meet Keith Olbermann (huh?). Nearly at the bottom, right before the advising me to "pick a side of the road to drive on" — they know nothing of the joys of cruel neutrality — it has:
One more question, Ms. Althouse... Are you still seeing Barack Obama in your dreams? I am just curious.
That links to this old post of mine, from just before the 2008 election:
Have Barack Obama and John McCain turned up in your dreams? I've had one dream about each candidate now. A while back, Obama turned up in a dream. He was just a nice person who said hello. Last night, McCain finally turned up. He was wearing a thin, sweat-soaked shirt, and he angrily challenged me with a question about the war -- did I think it was almost over? -- and when I answered -- yes -- he stomped off and loudly declared that I had proved his point that everyone was getting that question wrong.
So there you have it. It was a wet dream. Wet with the sweat of John McCain.

30 comments:

David said...

To write for the public is to open oneself to ridicule.

It requires a certain reckless abandon.

edutcher said...

The Palin site is for true believers. I've taken a look at it; if they want to ruin her, they'll try to run her in '12.

PS Come on, Ann. You know who Kathleen Parker is.

WV "henis" You do heinous things with it.

c3 said...

oh please stop! The words and visuals in my head are sooo disturbing!

Jason (the commenter) said...

Wait, was it a young John McCain or John McCain now?

David said...

Speaking of nightmares, check out the photos of Obama bowing to the Emperor of Japan.

Holy Saudi Arabia he is one strange man.

knox said...

Wait, was it a young John McCain or John McCain now?


LOL

Jon said...

After all the well-deserved criticism that Obama took for bowing to the Saudi King... after all the effort his his minions and supporters expended trying to spin away the bow as having not really happened.. for Obama to now bow to ANOTHER foreign monarch is just mind-bogglingly DUMB.

Where's the "Barack Obama is Dumb" Althouse post?

Triangle Man said...

He bowed? Next thing you know he will be praying at a Shinto shrine.

Jon said...

Video of bow:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J3y0TY7MlI&feature=player_embedded

pm317 said...

For all your intelligent and provocative (some) posts you seem to have really thin skin. I would not go after my critics like you do. {On Conservatives4palin post, in fairness they point out the contradiction in your Palin post which seems about accurate.) If you ask me, I don't think Palin is dumb for having written what she wrote which you used to label her dumb. To come to the same conclusion as you did, people have to parse every sentence like you did and who has time to do things like that. Most people take away the idea of betrayal and poor advice reading what she wrote.

Bissage said...

For the life of me I don’t think I’ll ever understand the self-satisfaction some people seem to derive from insulting others by just making stuff up.

Reading that piece by “K. Carpenter” brought back an embarrassing memory from when I was practicing family law. I had a client who was young, cocky and so dumb he thought he was smart.

During an equitable distribution hearing he interrupted opposing counsel with a rant of “What color is the sky in your world, Mrs. Harris? Huh? What color is the sky? I’ll bet it’s some other color! Right?”

The problem with the internet is you can’t grab people like that by the arm and drag them out into the hallway and tell them to shut the fuck up or they’ll find themselves without a lawyer.

Bissage said...

To come to the same conclusion as you did, people have to parse every sentence like you did and who has time to do things like that. Most people take away the idea of betrayal and poor advice reading what she wrote.

That is precisely why Althouse is smart and why so many people are dumb.

dbp said...

Obama wasn't bowing. He saw a 100 Yen coin on the floor and was wondering if it was a quarter.

As he bends closer to see what it is, he thinks:

"I wonder how it would play if I pick it up, or fail to? If I pick it up people might think I am greedy, but if I fail to then they will think I don't know the value of money...If it was a penny or nickle it would just be weird to bother with it while everyone would expect you to pick-up a fallen dollar and if it is 100 Yen then it is about a Dollar...Doh! while dithering over this decision and bending to peer at the coin, I've done gone and bowed again!"

traditionalguy said...

Our amazing Mr Obama has in instinctive reverence for occult religious leaders. The Saudi Sheik is ruler of a theocracy and therefore the High Priest figure in the Cult called Islam that demands regular suicide acts for its god.( See, Ft Hood Masscre, etc.) The Emperor of Japan is well known to be the incarnate Sun God on earth that rises on their flag and whose subject race has the duty to commit sacrificial suicide for him.(See, air and naval battles for Okinawa) Our President feels an instant reflexive kinship when encountering these dudes. Of course Obama is working hard as he can to hurry the USA into committing suicide economically and then militarily(See, his wild popularity with the 50 year foe of the USA, Fidel Castro)

Shanna said...

During an equitable distribution hearing he interrupted opposing counsel with a rant of “What color is the sky in your world, Mrs. Harris? Huh? What color is the sky? I’ll bet it’s some other color! Right?”

Heh. Wow. ITA with you about the need to mindlessly insult people who disagree with you about, well, just about anything. Aside from being rude and useless, it's also really, really boring to read. And if you insist on insulting someone, for gods sake at least make it funny!!!

pm317 said...

@Bissage
Who cares if Althouse is smart (for parsing Palin's sentences) and others are dumb. Palin wouldn't and she needn't.

Chip Ahoy said...

Everybody bows in Japan, it's reflexive.

Speaking of imperial palaces, my brother and I were taken on a brief train trip deep within Tokyo to walk around the imperial palace. Case the place, I suppose, there's a big stone moat with swans floating in it with stone walls that rises up sharply at a distinctive angle to form the internal walls of the concealed compound and directly to tiled roofs of buildings on the inside so there's really not that much to see on the outside except for a few bridges and notably a bronze statue of Kusunoki Masashige on horseback that is gigantic. Masashige was an important samauri and considered a brilliant tactician whose loyalty to his emperor Go Daigo and to Go Daigo's command to defend Kyoto even though he knew it to be foolish, a decision that led directly to his death (In a battle at modern day Kobe). He left his death poem with his son then went to face superior forces in a tactically unjustifiable battle. Later, during the Edo period, samurais resurrected Masashige elevating him as patriotic hero and as the archtype of courage and loyalty to the Emperor. Later he became the hero to WWII kamikazes who saw themselves sacrificing their lives for their Emperor. My brother, Barry, and I were duly awestruck.

Scene II: Place d'Armes, New Orleans. Shortly after we moved to Louisiana our class studying Louisiana History led a field trip to the French Quarter, Jackson Square, another bronze equestrian statue this time of Jackson holding his hat which we viewed a photo of in our text book, but when we found ourselves standing in front of the statue and with the samurai statue fresh in our minds we were all, "wut?"

Ha ha ha. You call that a statue? I'm so disappointed. Pffffft. Hardly something to brag about in a text book -- it looked to us like a yard decoration.

Bonus points. If you ever get this question in a rider+horse-related crossword, the answer for Jackson is either Truxton (with its lovely puzzle-friendly "x"), Lady Nashville or Bolivia (if its also a place-related crossword), or Buck. Jackson also had other horses, apparently he really went through them.

reader_iam said...

On the one side, you're only allowed to adore Palin and must vilify Obama. On the other side, you're only allowed to adore Obama and must vilify Palin.

I'm finding myself getting crankier by the day.

reader_iam said...

Frankly, I'd like to both sides to take their litmus tests and shove 'em up their asses.

former law student said...

reader: it's the weekend. Go have fun. Pick apples. Rake leaves. See a college football game. Make soup. Watch an old movie. Knit. Read a book.

kentuckyliz said...

The young John McCain can rub his sweat all over me.

*swoon*

*thud*

WV caress...no kidding...just a bit of dirtymindedness short of a grope

Cedarford said...

"notably a bronze statue of Kusunoki Masashige"

"We were duly awestruck."

My feelings when I saw that statue - after a build-up of hearing the story of the guy, his honor and courage, and why he is a true Japanese hero.

And the stone walls are something to behold as well.

ricpic said...

It's been all downhill in equestrian statuary since that wop Verrochio.

paul a'barge said...

If you want to link to a near fatal take down of your "Palin is Dumb" blog entry, you really should like to the post by Ace. Much as I adore you, his post pretty much eviscerated yours.

So, Here goes.

Let the gnashing of teeth begin.

Joe Hogan said...

Keep going, baby. To the degree that one is hearing crap from both extremes of the spectrum they are probably closer to pure reason and possibly the truth.

AST said...

I didn't know women had wet dreams.

Ann Althouse is the worst person in the world.

wv: subinse

Mark said...

The C4Palin post flails without landing a blow? They quote you saying Palin should not have trusted Nicolle and then they quote you from the same saying Palin should have been trusting.

I guess scoring a debate is easy when you just dismiss it all with the wave of a hand.

Ann Althouse said...

"They quote you saying Palin should not have trusted Nicolle and then they quote you from the same saying Palin should have been trusting."

What? Read my post again. I don't do that. She could have said that she knew Nicolle wasn't trustworthy and that she knew that by accepting the VP role she had accepted the subordinate position. That's what I said and those two things aren't contradictory for me to say. They simply describe the bind Palin was in.

Nichevo said...

On the "Althouse is dumb" tip...

and he angrily challenged me with a question about the war -- did I think it was almost over? -- and when I answered -- yes -- he stomped off

Funny how you got that one wrong. Any reflections? Would it have changed your vote? But no, you would have voted for Obama anyway, because...umm...

TW: noman. I kid thee not.

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