December 9, 2010

"Figures like Rush Limbaugh and to a much lesser extent, bloggers like Kos and Glenn Reynolds, are powerful because they represent a movement and ideology."

"They are the leaders of a team. Ann Althouse doesn't represent anything but herself."

True! There is no Team Althouse.
The Daily Cardinal came up with a list of the top 10 most influential figures in Madison....

Number 10 was absurd. Ann Althouse? There's a difference between being big and being influential. She might have been noticeable enough for Isthmus to run a cover story about her, but...
Ha. This is written by Jack Craver, who wrote that cover story in the Isthmus. He insulted me in the article, portraying me as an egotist, and he's doing it again here as he says I "don't represent anything but [my]self." His problem is that, as a lefty, he doesn't get individualism. It's not egoistic to write, representing myself. Who am I to represent if not myself? I am myself! The writing isn't egotistical. It's honest and expressive. People read what I write because I'm a specific person, and you can tell. It's influential to the extent that other people, as individuals, identify with what I've written or have their own thoughts inspired by it or feel like coming in here to talk with other people because a post set up an interesting conversation. If that's influential, maybe it's because there are a lot of individuals like me who enjoy free speaking and don't want to be led.

131 comments:

Ankur said...

Sometimes, defensiveness can be mistaken for ego.

And anyway - ego is awesome. Unless you're Buddhist.

madAsHell said...

I've never heard of Jack. He's looking to enhance his celebrity.

Prof. Althouse, don't feed the trolls.

Drew said...

His problem is that, as a lefty, he doesn't get individualism.

Lefties often talk about upholding the collective over the individual, but they exempt themselves from the rules and strictures they want to impose on the collective.

Taxes, energy usage, what you eat, . . . they want to control the collective, but they will use their own power and influence to avoid those controls.

Of course, as studies have shown over the last decade, conservatives -- those who uphold the individual -- contribute far more to charitable causes (to the collective, that is) than the lefties who always claim they care more than conservatives do.

Coketown said...

Sounds like this guy has it out for you, Ann. Congrats. You're the Sarah Palin of Jack Craver's mind.

Gabriel Hanna said...

The tribal instinct is very strong. There are people who cannot see things any other way, and cannot imagine that there are people who don't.

chickelit said...

Althouse blogs pro se & pro bono.

mariner said...

I wasn't going to waste my time registering to ask Craver, "Just who the f*** do YOU represent, and who the f*** cares what you think about Althouse or anybody else?

ContraMan said...

I read Althouse on a daily basis for the unique perspective that comes from observing an informed, very intelligent, independent, yet quirky person's mind at work.

Yes, she is a flaming egotist. And you point is.....?

Scott said...

I am woman, hear me roar
In numbers too big to ignore
And I know too much to go back an' pretend
'cause I've heard it all before
And I've been down there on the floor
No one's ever gonna keep me down again

Oh yes I am wise
But it's wisdom born of pain
Yes, I've paid the price
But look how much I gained
If I have to, I can do anything
I am strong (strong)
I am invincible (invincible)
I am woman


--"I Am Woman," lyrics by Ray Burton

shoutingthomas said...

So, there you go. Confirmation of my descrutinization!

Nothing to scrutinize here.

ricpic said...

I don't agree that Rush represents a movement or an ideology. What millions heard, including yours truly, when they first tuned into Rush were their own inner thoughts, thoughts that were not voiced anywhere in the ether, given voice. It was the shock of recognition: hey, I'm not alone and the insanity I hear daily, the insanity poured over me by respectables is just that, insanity, and I'm sane and fuck them and thank God for Rush.

James said...

The federal government backs down on high speed rail in Wisconsin.

Where is Garage Mahal who kept bleating that refusing the federal funds would cost $200 million?

kent said...

True! There is no Team Althouse.

Oh, sure. Stomp all over poor Meade's heart in spiky stiletto shoes, f'chrissakes.

traditionalguy said...

This imitation critic has apparently never heard of the circle of influence influence of opinion leaders. That is a famous finding in both Poli. Sci. and Psych. departments. Therefore he is either another fool or another liar...Hmmm. Could this jerk have decided to make himself a career of Althouse hit pieces after he saw the traffic and fame generated by Palin hit pieces? If so that in itself proves she is an important Madisonian at #10 and rising.

Synova said...

I generally have little idea if I agree or disagree with our fair hostess. I simply can't tell! I was thinking that Glenn Reynolds mostly just links rather than gives opinions but on further thought, he gives clear opinions often enough. No one has to wonder when he says "Faster please," what he wants to happen.

I do agree that it's not egotistical to represent one's self. It's egotistical to presume to represent others.

AJ Lynch said...

Ricpic:
Well said. I swear sometimes Rush goes off on some issue and I think to myself "jeez I was just saying or thinking that the other day".

Unorthodox Modernity said...

you don't know me, but I'm on your team

John said...

As long as we love you Ann, and we do, who cares what some college dope has to say.Press on.

Triangle Man said...

You don't have a team, but you do have a vortex...and apparently a journo-stalker.

edutcher said...

He's jealous. He doesn't have your following and he hates it.

Besides, the free-form nature of Althouse (the blog, not the lady/law prof) is what attracts so many people.

Drew said...

I don't read Althouse because she represents some ideology with which I agree. I read her because I'm interested in what she thinks about stuff.

Treacle said...

"Ann Althouse doesn't represent anything but herself."

me: that is untrue. ann has demonstrated a profound interest in the size of john edwards's cock, its ability to sexually gratify elizabeth edwards, and the indifference with which we should treat elizabeth edwards's premature death, in part because of such sexual gratification.

there is nothing about ann representing her own interests in that mix (except maybe for the indifference part).

BJM said...

Craver's right...Althouse doesn't have a team...she's alpha shewolf of a pack.

Lawler Walken said...

Why even respond to anything that's written about you? I kind of like the idea of you as this brilliant professorial type with a keen sense of the zeitgeist, someone who's not immune to criticism but pretty much oblivious to it. Because it's dull and not worth the energy, trying to explain one's self to those who have no interest in understanding you. It's just more fuel for them, more reason for them to attack you.

But then, I could be the deluded one and your favorite topic may indeed be yourself. You, you, you. It's so terribly fascinating. To you. I hope not though. We have so many of those kinds of people around already.

garage mahal said...

James
It will cost the state a lot more than $200 million. Wonder when the tea party idiots will finally figure their tax dollars and jobs will be going to other states instead.

In other shocking news, Washington Outsider Ron Johnson, Enemy of Special Interests and Lobbyists, appoints K Street lobbyist as Chief of Staff.

Now we need to get to more job creation through passing concealed carry and repealing the state smoking ban.

Seven Machos said...

Nietzsche on Althouse:

"One thing is needful. -- To 'give style' to one's character -- a great and rare art! It is practiced by those who survey all the strengths and weaknesses of their nature and then fit them into an artistic plan until every one of them appears as art and reason and even weaknesses delight the eye. Here a large mass of second nature has been added; there a piece of original nature has been removed -- both times through long practice and daily work at it. Here the ugly that could not be removed is concealed; there it has been reinterpreted and made sublime. Much that is vague and resisted shaping has been saved and exploited for distant views; it is meant to beckon toward the far and immeasurable. In the end, when the work is finished, it becomes evident how the constraint of a single taste governed and formed everything large and small. Whether this taste was good or bad is less important than one might suppose, if only it was a single taste!

traditionalguy said...

We experience a great expansion of our minds when we share views with Althouse like people. And after 5 years her blog has raised the levels of discourse among commenters until a newcomer may be aghast at things they never heard expressed so well before. Thanks again Professor.

Daniel Fielding said...

Well, he is just another leftist loser, who is pissed that Althouse got onto the Top-10 list, and neither he nor his crappy "alternative journalism" didnt. we have a lot of tha tkind of frustrated. angry, effete, progressive hipsters in Ann Arbor too, who spend their lives sitting at espresso Royale cafes, bitching about how "the stupid people" dont follow them and their "progressive and thus enlightened" ideas.

AllenS said...

Jack Craver might have some issues.

Synova said...

Can we declare Treacle the thread loser?

kent said...

Can we declare Treacle the thread loser?

In perpetuity.

Treacle said...

synova: "Can we declare Treacle the thread loser?"

me: "we"? are you even reading ann's posts? why do you need the consent of others to declare me the thread loser? do it now. do it on your own. it's o.k. to be your own person.

Jason (the commenter) said...

from the article: there is no evidence that anything she writes influences anything except the tempers of a small group of liberal bloggers.

It seems odd for Althouse to be criticized by someone who clearly doesn't understand who her audience is.

Treacle said...

kent - for not striking out on your own, for following synova's lead, for substituting synova's judgment for your own, i name you the recipient of the thread followship award.

kent said...

kent - for not striking out on your own, for following synova's lead, for substituting synova's judgment for your own, i name you the recipient of the thread followship award.

How very self-important for you.

pm317 said...

You could not even convince your commenters to vote for Obama!

But your posts are interesting enough that check everyday.

I don't want to be influenced by some stupid blogger, big or small.

edutcher said...

Treacle said...

"Ann Althouse doesn't represent anything but herself."

me: that is untrue. ann has demonstrated a profound interest in the size of john edwards's cock


No, Treacle has.

PB&J's newest alter ego is his lamest.

JAL said...

There is no Team Althouse.

Give us a few minutes. I am sure Cafe Press or Zazzle can change that.

Team Althouse
All Ego All the Time

AlphaLiberal said...

He probably should have said "narcissist." But he was completely correct. You talk about yourself constantly. You get excited and flustered when Rush Limbaugh mentions you.

You have hundreds of posts about yourself.

Get real, Ann.

And the gratuitous swipe at lefties for what one individual said is farcical. On one hand you argue for individualism and then you turn around and criticize a whole group of people for one person's statement.

Treacle said...

edutcher: _______

me: "edoucher"

edoucher: "No, Treacle has."

me: yes, i am fascinated with ann's fascination with john edwards's cock.

edoucher: "PB&J's newest alter ego is his lamest."

me: if you are referring to The Peanut Butter and Jellies - that great 70's children's group - i thank you for the compliment. otherwise, i don't know what you are talking about. but i have you talking. and that's what counts, i guess.

AllenS said...

I like The Althouse Blog because of the variety of topics that she comes up with, and she lets me post all of my stupid crap.

Treacle said...

alphaliberal: "You have hundreds of posts about yourself"

me: isn't that the point of this blog? of any blog?

c3 said...

Gosh, first the tax bill and now this.

Folks on the left are really fighting each other lately.

Synova said...

Look, I just couldn't help but observe that not only was the vile thing that Treacle wrote a lie since Althouse never said any thing like that even about John Edwards and most certainly NOT at the advent of Elizabeth Edward's death; not only was it a lie that way, but it was a simply vile thing to say in any case and the comment and lie about Althouse was nothing more than an EXCUSE to say it.

So if we're going to all be *ourselves* here and own our own speech and our own opinions then who-ever-is-Treacle can own what it wrote. Not as a pretend criticism of Althouse, but what it really was, which was a vile spewing from a vile soul.

chickelit said...

someone said:
ann has demonstrated a profound interest in the size of john edwards's cock.

The Germans call a team a Mannschaft...
...just thought I'd put that out there.

wv: "blechag" Blech, I don't even wanna know what kind of woman that is.

Treacle said...

synova: "Look, I just couldn't help but observe that not only was the vile thing that Treacle wrote a lie since Althouse never said any thing like that even about John Edwards and most certainly NOT at the advent of Elizabeth Edward's death"

ann: "[Elizabeth Edwards] lived to the age of 61. She had 3 beautiful children, only one of whom died young. She was smart, happy, and beautiful for most of her life. She had a nice, handsome husband with a big cock who was greatly admired and brought her great admiration and wealth."


http://althouse.blogspot.com/2010/12/if-youre-thinking-of-saying-something.html

AlphaLiberal said...

Folks on the left are really fighting each other lately.

Ann is not on the left. Not in the slightest. She hates liberals and echoes attacks on libs from Lush Windbag and others.

She very seldom speaks in favor of a progressive value.

Accept no substitutions for the real thing.

Pogo said...

For the left, diversity and individualism are great, except where they're not.

AlphaLiberal said...

me: isn't that the point of this blog? of any blog?

Honestly, I don't think so. Blogs have many purposes but the vanity displayed by Ann Althouse is pretty unique.

Treacle said...

synova: "So if we're going to all be *ourselves* here and own our own speech and our own opinions then who-ever-is-Treacle can own what it wrote. Not as a pretend criticism of Althouse, but what it really was, which was a vile spewing from a vile soul."

me: i own it all without apologies. and i will throw yours back at you. all the time. with joy. in front of your kids. and dog. and pastor. so there.

roesch-voltaire said...

At times Althouse seems a bit thin skinned and quick to take umbrage. As Mead first wrote about her profile in Isthmus, it was an A- nothing to get too uptight about. And I assume a strong ego goes with the territory that willing posts pictures and details of one's not so ordinary life. I guess loyal followers like ShoutingThomas, Snova, and Trooper represent a certain ideology, and others, myself included, represent a different view point. I post when the topic interest me because the forum is small and interactive and reflects a bit of life in Madison.

Penny said...

Anyone want to bet that Emma Roller, who wrote "The Daily Cardinal" article about Althouse, was mostly using Jack Craver's earlier "Isthmus" article to form her opinion on Althouse?

"Smugly inscrutable" was a brilliant two word summary of Craver's hokum.

The Crack Emcee said...

Synova,

While I'll take issue with that and say, no, Treacle and others (including myself) found Ann's various issues surrounding Elizabeth Edwards' death to be vile and indecent, in and of themselves, I'm still writing now to say one reason I'm here is because right or wrong, we can all be ourselves.

Ann doesn't censor because someone disagrees - this is to her credit. Piss off Glenn Reynolds and you're out of the club, piss off Ann Althouse and whatever happens happens. She may choose to challenge you, or someone else may, or you may find yourself made king for a day. You may also become a fool for life, taken seriously by no one. This is as it should be. We are individuals. This is not a cult. And this Carver guy doesn't get it.

I mean, anyone who thinks Rush is anything but a radio host, and his show represents anything but the mainstream of American thought, is an idiot.

Treacle said...

alphaliberal: "the vanity displayed by Ann Althouse is pretty unique"

me: disagree. there are thousands (probably hundreds of thousands) of blogs that are nothing more than "this is what i think about this". every facebook page is really a blog just like this one. "chocolate cookies. yummmmmm!". "i hate barack obama". and so on. they just don't break their pages out on blogger or some other platform. but they are doing nothing more than streaming their preferences and opinions just like (but usually with more brevity than) ann.

kent said...

Ann doesn't censor because someone disagrees - this is to her credit. Piss off Glenn Reynolds and you're out of the club, piss off Ann Althouse and whatever happens happens. She may choose to challenge you, or someone else may, or you may find yourself made king for a day. You may also become a fool for life, taken seriously by no one. This is as it should be. We are individuals. This is not a cult. And this Carver guy doesn't get it.

This. The Professor takes her licks (and then some) whenever we disagree with her, sans flinching. I'd welcome her in my foxhole anyday.

MadisonMan said...

Insulting upwards.

But I don't care. It's snowing and it's beautiful. Who can be unhappy when it's snowing (I walk to work -- drivers might be pissed)

Trooper York said...

This. The Professor takes her licks (and then some).

Hey that's Meade's job pally.

And don't you forget it.

deborah said...

Althouse is whack.

Robert Cook said...

"...her blog has raised the levels of discourse among commenters until a newcomer may be aghast at things they never heard expressed so well before."

!!!

"Aghast," discerning newcomers may well be, but it won't be for the "raised levels of discourse among commenters" or for how "well expressed" are "things" they find here.

chickelit said...

deborah said...
Althouse is whack.

That's Titus, not Althouse.

Trooper York said...

The blogger lady and I have had our issuses over the years and sometimes it got kinda of nasty on both sides.

But I have to agree with my brothers Crack Emcee and roesch-voltaire as to the fact that the lack of censorship and the back and forth between the different viewpoints makes this blog unique and fun. And although I might bust on roachy or garage more often than others that is because I consider them part of the gang even though we would never agree on anything. I value hearing what they say as I do the even more insane opinions of people as divergent as Robert Cook and New Ham. We come here for the back and forth and the fun of yacking about different subjects.

But above all you have to salute the evil blogger lady for her defense of free speech. She has the second best free speech blog on the internets.

(after mine of course, we have more tits and sandwiches)

Fen said...

Treacle: ann has demonstrated a profound interest in the size of john edwards's cock, its ability to sexually gratify elizabeth edwards, and the indifference with which we should treat elizabeth edwards's premature death, in part because of such sexual gratification.

No. You Libtards wanted to pretend Elizabeth was the ultimate victim. Ann's response was that Elizabeth had many things to be grateful for in life, amoung them: She had 3 beautiful children, only one of whom died young. She was smart, happy, and beautiful for most of her life. She had a nice, handsome husband with a big cock who was greatly admired and brought her great admiration and wealth.

For that, you want her to die suffering so you can piss on her grave.

And all your drama over the "big cock" comment is sexist. If someone had said "he had a lovely wife with a nice rack", you wouldn't have even blinked.

BTW Mary, you didn't change your writing style enough for your Treacle sockpuppet. The stench of your barren cunt still reeks through it all.

Crack: Treacle and others (including myself) found Ann's various issues surrounding Elizabeth Edwards' death to be vile and indecent, in and of themselves,

Weasel. I keep asking you to provide the quotes you claim are "vile and indecent", and every single time you cower away with these vague generalizations.

Put up or shut up.

chickelit said...

Your own schtick is getting tiresome Fen.

chickelit said...

I mean, when was the last time you said something clever enough to win a thread?


wv: "halos"

LOL

deborah said...

Fen, who is Mary?

Trooper York said...

She was Jesus's mom.

Fen said...

chickelit Your own schtick is getting tiresome Fen.

Ya I know. I'm like a dog with a bone.

But you have to be aggressive on this, before the Libtards can turn their lies into Myth.

Trooper York said...

Oh you mean some other Mary.

Trooper York said...

Mary and Felipe had three sons.

Trooper York said...

Felipe, Matty and Jesus.

Carl said...

I remember Jack Craver having a disgusting ditty on his desk:
“Be angry and mean
Be madder than anyone you've seen
Civility has no clout
Rave and rant and shout –
And be mean!”
He is still working on it.

Treacle said...

Fen: "You Libtards . . . want [ann] to die suffering so you can piss on her grave.

me: dude. that's offensive shit. like cockroaches and cher, i want ann to live forever.

Fen: "The stench of your barren cunt still reeks through it all."

me: that's not what your daughter said when she was eating it.

Trooper York said...

See Robert, we can bring up the level of the discourse here. What the hell were you talking about?

Fen said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Fen said...

who is Mary?

Very nasty hag who trolls this blog on occasion. Especially on topics that involve Valenti, Marcotte or Edwards.

The "barren cunt reeking" is borrowed from her and is a typical example of her postings here.

Trooper York said...

"The "barren cunt reeking" is borrowed from her and is a typical example of her postings here."

Really. I thought that was what Maureen Dowd has on her business card?

c3 said...

Ann is not on the left. Not in the slightest. She hates liberals and echoes attacks on libs from Lush Windbag and others.

Well she has voted for Sen. Edwards and Sen. Obama in the past decade. That certainly wouldn't cast her as hard right

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

c3 said...

Now a Yankees fan, there IS something wrong with that.

Just sayin'

Trooper York said...

That's right.

Meade is the "hard righty" in the family.

I guess in Madison that stands out from all the "Limp Lefties."

So to speak.

deborah said...

'Titus' called me Mary at Trooper's. Is that whack?

Trooper York said...

Both whack and mary are kind of outdated slang. You most often find them in that duet video with Kurtis Blow and George Michael.

It's always on VH1

kent said...

O/T, but absolutely too good not to share:

Dems Gone Wild: "F--- the President!"

Trooper York said...

The general rule is if old white people use the word then it is not cool anymore.

Groovy.

BJM said...

@AL

She very seldom speaks in favor of a progressive value.

Progressive values?! Phfffft!!! The left co-opted the word to deflect their policy failures under their previous incarnations as Democrats and Liberals.

Perhaps I'm wrong and have missed her point entirely, but Althouse eschews labels and puts her philosophy out there unfiltered. Her readers take from it, or make what they may.

Oops!...there's that Socratic ideal thing again.

Never mind.

kent said...

The general rule is if old white people use the word then it is not cool anymore.

Groovy.

Fo' shizzle.

Fen said...

BJM: Perhaps I'm wrong and have missed her point entirely, but Althouse eschews labels and puts her philosophy out there unfiltered

She crtiticizes her own party when she thinks they are wrong, she doesn't suffer faux liberals, and she doesn't care if that makes her a "heretic".

Thats why AlphaLiberal has issues with her.

chickelit said...

@deborah: Actually "whack-a-doodle" is au currant.

Palladian said...

I come here 'cause it's Ann-tastic!

Didn't Treacle used to be a witty, slightly risqué homosexual commenter, sort of the thinking man's Titus? If this is the same Treacle, what happened to you, honey? Did you lose your sense of humor in the recession?

deborah said...

Thank, Fen. I don't recall coming across one of her/his posts.

deborah said...

You just think you're all that cause you live on the left coast, chick. You Oceansidians are a bunch of posers.

Chip Ahoy said...

A site I visit has a very odd running meme on 'smug.' It is a photo of a man seated on a balcony eating a croissant and crinkling his nose. For some reason this is the epitome of smugness, something about the croissant, and the image is Photoshopped a thousand ways, head swaps, additions, animations, etc. If you do an image search for smug, you get a lot of very amusing results. I think the funniest depiction is lifting the eyebrows while closing the eyes and pursing the lips.

I do not see Althouse as any of that. Although that bit in the Four Loco thread about "I am insulting your choice of beverage," had me rolling with laughter. That was a teensy bit smug, but entirely scrutable.

chickelit said...

deborah said:...
You Oceansidians are a bunch of posers.

There was another commenter here who claimed to live in Oceanside. I forget who, but I think he's still around.

Speaking of local phenomena, this was rather too close to home.

kent said...

More EE-related insanity (if you can possibly stand it):

Rosie O'Donnell: Between Elizabeth and John Edwards, Who Suffered The Most Due To Elizabeth's Terminal Cancer? Hmm. I'm Gonna Say John Did.

Dumbest. Woman. EVAH.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Forget your blogging, that single picture of you as a law student is more influential than the entire Isthmus.

The Crack Emcee said...

kent,

Dumbest. Woman. EVAH.

I did a post on this phenomena - the ass-backwards way certain celebrities think - and, unfortunately, Rosie was smack dab in the middle of it.

Thanks for posting this, I might run a Part II.

chickelit said...

@deborah:

btw, "Oceansidians" sounds downright igneous.

It's "Oceansiders"

kent said...

Crack: as long as you're doing one on Rosie anyway, make certain not to neglect her all-time classic exercise in libtard "Truther" asshat-sim:

"Fire never melted steel in the history of mankind! GOOGLE IT!!!"

The Crack Emcee said...

kent,

I mentioned it - click the link.

deborah said...

As a former Oceansider, I should know that. I spent several years there, before the age of nine. My dad was a marine stationed at Pendleton.

What blows me away is that I can use google streetview and see the houses I used to live in. I screencapped the shots. Poignant and nostalgic.

I can even stop the street camera, turn it, look down the alley behind one of the houses, and see the garage my sisters and I used to climb up on all the time, though dad said we weren't allowed to. Anyway I remember us climbing up on fourth of July, and before the fireworks started, they turned off the street lights/store lights down town.

chickelit said...

deborah said:
I can even stop the street camera, turn it, look down the alley behind one of the houses,...

Just lemme know when you're looking and I'll wave.

deborah said...

:}

deborah said...

oops

:)

MamaM said...

If Althouse were to begin every post with "me:" as the lead in, she might be considered an egotist.

Ya I know. I'm like a dog with a bone. Fen at 5:10

Sometimes thoughts collect, form and coelesce on their own. Very cheese like. Coagulating, congealing, fermenting. Without reading Fen's comment, this conclusion was posted by "me:" on TY's collection of coelesce today:

Every dog has his day. The Fenster stayed in the traces and on track all day, hauling ass and balls, leaving behind a trail of scattered dicks.

Not a sniff to the right, not a sniff to the left, but straight on down to Reason town. Picking, pointing, swinging, wheeling, over ice and treacherous ground. Mush on!


Whether one agrees with Fen or not, he did a credible job of staying on point. Mush on.

Original Mike said...

"There is no Team Althouse."

I thought I was on Team Althouse. It's rough learning, so late in life, that I don't have a team.

The Crack Emcee said...

Here you go, kent.

And thanks again.

Fen said...

Meh. I'd steer away from Crack's blog. Too much racism and veiled threats of violence.

And I have to say, the joke about Santa "knowing where all the naughty boys live" was really creepy.

deborah said...

Link, Fen, please.

Crack's ok, Fen's ok, Althouse is ok, Troop's ok, I'm ok, you're ok. There's too much animosity on the net due to lack of facial interaction.

deborah said...

Don't say it, Troop.

Fen said...

Deborah: Link, Fen, please.

I'll start providing evidence when Crack does the same for all the false allegations he's leveled. ;)

Trooper York said...

Say what?

Everybody knows that the Crack Emcee loves a good facial!

Jason (the commenter) said...

The Crack Emcee: Treacle and others (including myself) found Ann's various issues surrounding Elizabeth Edwards' death to be vile and indecent, in and of themselves, I'm still writing now to say one reason I'm here is because right or wrong, we can all be ourselves.

One reason I'm here is to collect dirt on Althouse. Decades from now, people will want horrible things to include in her obituary. And what better place to find dirt than her own blog, where she literally links to people saying bad stuff about her?

bagoh20 said...

Us god-dammed Althouse wingnut hillbillies get no respect. What, are we invisible?

And since when is not being a follower a bad trait in an American?

traditionalguy said...

@ Robert Cook @ 4:57...Speak for yourself. You often leave my aghast by your comments, so what must a visitor think? But it is never dull.

Charles said...

I don't know the others in Madison, but it looks to me that they are there because of their positions, while you, Ann, are there because you have an opinion. Good work!

Roux said...

What are your team colors? and no you can't pick red and white unless you pick blue as well.

If there is a team Althouse you'll need a cheer and a fight song.

mc said...

Bullshit!!

I'm on Team Althouse!!!

:)))

Irene said...

"Althouse linked back to me! Influential or not, I do like the clicks she sends my way."

Any links that Craver gets from his posts, Craver gets to keep.

Ann Althouse said...

@Irene LOL.

dick said...

Funny that the lyrics for I Am Woman were written by a man.

The Crack Emcee said...

Troop,

Everybody knows that the Crack Emcee loves a good facial!

I was all "Oh shit, he's gone too far this time!" and then I get there and - BAM! - I'm ROTFLMAO!!!

You're like magic, man.

Fen,

Not a word, fool, not one word. You're just not worth it.

Mr. D said...

I'm guessing Glenn Reynolds would be surprised to find out he speaks for an ideology.

Fen said...

Crack: Fen, Not a word, fool, not one word. You're just not worth it.

Coward. You make up shit about what people said, and when called on it, instead of providing the actual quote as evidence, you run away.

The Macho Response?

Mr. Forward said...

Toughest job in Madison--Picking out the shorts for Team Althouse.

Roger J. said...

Seems to me that a blog is a wonderful way to express one's personal opinions and thoughts--has nothing to do with elevating human discourse.

I like the blog and its interactions--so I derive considerable pleasure from reading it--I am free to disagree with the Professor, but she has never deleted my posts when I do--thats a good thing to me.

The Crack Emcee said...

Fen,

You don't read too well, do you?

Fen said...

Crack: You don't read too well, do you?

I read you just fine - you're going dark because you can't back up your lies with evidence.

Fen said...

Crack: Fen even pulled up a quote from my blog proving I understand every charge leveled against her (in a stupid attempt to paint me as a hypocrite, of course - that guy is incapable of thought)

?? I never pulled a quote from your blog. I made up a quote to show you why its wrong to damn people for comments they never made. But now you think its an actual quote you made? You're so dazzled that you don't even know what you did and didn't say?

Unhinged.

I think you, and all the EE haters, misread me.

We don't hate EE. And I think you misread everyone

Hell, you're not even sure what *you* said.

The Crack Emcee said...

My Gawd - isn't life grand when we have so many people around, that we don't even know, to give us life lessons? They'll just pop up out of nowhere and start spouting off, like they know us, to tell us what we say and don't say, what we know and don't know, and well, just everything? Where in the world would we be without them? I'll tell you:

Living in a world of lies.

The Crack Emcee said...

Dear Fen,

I keep saying you're not worth a shit and I thought, just this once, I should explain what I mean:

I have a blog. Everyday, thousands of people come to my blog, whether I'm goofing or whether I'm troofing, to see what comes out. It's important to them. So important, some will even part with money to make it easier for me to make it happen.

Now, everyday, I also go to the bathroom. Nobody joins me, nobody cares. Hell, I don't even care after it happens.

Those shits are like your opinions. I've even started to name them "Fen's opinions" because they come out and bear no consequence on anything, worthy of nothing more than being flushed away, never to be seen again.

Whoa, I'm sorry - gotta go - I can feel your mind at work already, and knowing what I ate last night, this reply ought to be a doozy!

Keep up the good work, informing everyone of what you think, and I hope this single interaction between us will give them a clear picture of what to do with it in the future.

Sincerely - your buds,

The Crack Emcee

PS

If you want to know why I've chosen to speak to you, now, it's because I never forget to wipe.

Fen said...

Crack: Those shits are like your opinions. I've even started to name them "Fen's opinions" because they come out and bear no consequence on anything, worthy of nothing more than being flushed away, never to be seen again.

That you attack people for things they didn't say, then refuse to support your accusations with their quotes, then run away when called on it.. is not an opinion, its a fact.

But hey, if you want to cover up for 10 rounds, thats fine by me.

Anwyn said...

And how is it that Prof. Reynolds is so influential? By his choice in who to link. You know, like he links Althouse. A lot. Who was that other one? Oh yes, Limbaugh, who discussed Althouse Extensively the other day. Good grief.