March 23, 2010

Mickey Kaus and the fear of microbes.

Matt Welch discloses:

18 comments:

Fred4Pres said...

Why am I not surprised?

Lem said...

Enjoyed your defence of the tea partiers.

Maybe there are more people that heard the dismissive press accounts of this.. but if there are still curious people out there they will find someone on the record asking pertinent, fare questions.

In my mind the use of race this way in a way delegitimizes what went on before, MLKs civil rights movement. Especially when it is done by the people involved in overcoming. It makes a mockery out of it.

They trample on those hard won gains. Its pernicious and really counterproductive.

danielle said...

live streaming .... HCR signing ceremony.

Lem said...

Even if equality is the highest virtue to which we aspire it should not come at the expense of the verifiable truth of an event.

If it does then everything would have been for nothing.

Lem said...

Its on C-SPAN too.

Hagar said...

Glad to see I am not the only one to choke on the re-enactment of the Pettis Bridge march.

Lem said...

We are not a nation that falls pray to fear.. says the President.

Is Al Qaeda getting health care coverage ;)

Lem said...

Dont see Stupak anywhere..

I wonder why?

Fred4Pres said...

Of course Congressional Staffers are not geting health care reform, they opted themselves out.

It is good to be king, or working closely with the king.

edutcher said...

We're all going to live in fear of microbes and that's no joke. A request for treatment of a bad infection will get you a trip in front of the death panels if you're in the wrong demographic. We'll be back where we were 200 years when a bad cut was a death sentence.

Lem said...

Rush missed Stupak also..

Fred4Pres said...

Via Drudge: "OPEN MIC: Biden to Obama: 'This is a big f**king deal'..."

No Shit!

Lem said...

Its like the manager handing the ball to the rookie at big game.

lol.. thanks Fred.

garage mahal said...

Each of us knows it all, and knows he knows it all – the rest, to a man, are fools and deluded. One man knows there is a hell, the next one knows there isn’t; one man knows that monarchy is the best, the next one knows it isn’t; one man knows high tariff is right, the next man knows it isn’t; one age knows there are witches, the next one knows there aren’t; one sect knows its religion is the only true one, there are sixty-four thousand five hundred million sects that know it isn’t so.

- Mark Twain, Three Thousand Years Among the Microbes

Salamandyr said...

So libertarian Matt Welch regularly votes Democrat. He's so opposed to social conservativism (which rarely gets what they want in actual legislation, despite the pandering done to them in by politicians) that he's willing to have his pocket picked, and just as onerous restrictions on social freedoms imposed on him by Democrats?

What a maroon!

ricpic said...

I always feel intimidated by super clever Matt Welch types. But deep down I know that super clever is just a hair's breadth away from stupid...and that makes me feel better, self-esteemwise.

Penny said...

I had a good laugh at your comment, ricpic. It reminded me of part of the interplay between Althouse and Welch about tea party protesters. This is going to be the gist of it.

Althouse, through Meade's attendance, was talking about how these are normal people out there. Welch then looks like he just got the creeps, and says something like, "Funny, I've always found protesters to be ODD.", followed by a little laugh.

In context, listening to this and watching it, it was all very cute, as was his story about Mickey Kaus who will KILL him when he sees him next time. lol

rhhardin said...

Macrobes are not to be sneezed at, either.