September 23, 2014

Hot comment threads in Madison, Wisconsin.

Over at the Isthmus forum, where Madisonians nestle together and give comfort to one another, they're running up the numbers in a thread titled "Bush and Hitler comparisons."

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whites, constantly bringing up Bush so that they can avoid the unpleasant TRUE comparison: White People and Hitler.

It is turtles all the way down...

Anonymous said...

Perhaps it would be a shorter list to just point out the differences between white people and Hitler. Keep it short: white people like their listicles.

It is turtles all the way down.

AReasonableMan said...

Hitler was a better painter.

Anonymous said...

In their secret hearts all whites keep a little Hitler, it is just who they are. They know that if they could just get rid of those undesirables -- you know, black people -- their lives would be so much more comfortable. And for whites it is all about being comfortable -- comfortable and solutions. Whites like to think they have a solution for everything, and if the Solution is Final all the better...

It is turtles all the way down...

EDH said...

When you know your guy sucks, the other guys guy has to suck more, so compare him to the worst guy you know.

DanTheMan said...

Be fair, ARM. Hitler had Vienna and Bavaria for his subjects.
Bush has Midland, Texas.

Alexander said...

I like where about three comments in they defend La Raza.

Por La Raza todo, Fuera de La Raza nada.

Yeah, opponents to that are the racial supremacists.

Original Mike said...

"Hitler was a better painter."

That's what they're debating over on Isthmus? Because that might be of some interest. Somehow, however, I doubt it.

Anonymous said...

I had hopes of Althouse linking to this...

Thoughts on Turtles All The Way Down.

wendybar said...

"EDH said...
When you know your guy sucks, the other guys guy has to suck more, so compare him to the worst guy you know."


Upvote What EDH said by 10,000

Ann Althouse said...

"I had hopes of Althouse linking to this…"

That's too intra-Althouse for me, so… how am I to think about whether it might be too intra-Althouse for others.

The turtles all the way down retract into their shells.

Ann Althouse said...

"I had hopes of Althouse linking to this…"

That's too intra-Althouse for me, so… how am I to think about whether it might be too intra-Althouse for others.

The turtles all the way down retract into their shells.

Beta Rube said...

"Hitler,there was a painter. He could paint an entire apartment in one afternoon! Two coats!"--

Franz Leibkind, The Producers

traditionalguy said...

I checked it out and left an historically true comment. But it is unlikely my comment will pass moderation by the Madisonians because all of their prior comments had so little knowledge of Hitler's history.

Than again at its founding Wisconsin had a Teutonic population that may still want to believe that Hitler was just misunderstood.

Anonymous said...

Re: "That's too intra-Althouse for me, so… how am I to think about whether it might be too intra-Althouse for others."

You could've used PAPRIKA.

(inside joke of an 'intra' item!)

Kelly said...

I'll never forget how Bush stayed in office for more than two terms. Bush was such a bad dude and so all powerful that he let the Dems take over the House and Senate for his last two years in office. And he took his warmongering to congress to make them vote for it, not once, but twice.

But the absolute worst things he did was tax cuts and he let Ted Kennedy write the No Child Left behind bill.

But most horrific of all is how he has acted post presidency. Keeping his mouth shut, going to Africa to build schools, wounded warrior fundraisers, who does he think he is? He can't be allowed to get away with not committing suicide.

Tibore said...

Well... at least a lot of the posts are calling out the topic. Granted, many of them are tepid "I'm forced to be fair" types of callouts, but at least the criticism, however mild, is there.

Still an eminently stupid thread, but adolescents have to have something to occupy them, I guess.

David said...

Hmm, maybe this post needs a "How Obama is like Bush" tag.

x said...

Its hard to understand the level of pure hatred shown at the Isthmus site. I bet a lot of them are practicing mental health professionals too.

Big Mike said...

Hitler was a better painter.

You finally got something right.

Big Mike said...

Bush and Hitler comparisons

Can we do Stalin and Obama next?

Matt said...

Stalin was a better bowler.

Gahrie said...

Somebody remind these guys that Bush has been out of power for six years now.....

MadisonMan said...

tl;dr

I can't imagine that anything new was said. The thread is likely to be utterly predictable.

Don't tell me if I'm wrong. I want to be serene in my assumptions. And I don't have time to wade in over there.

Annie said...

AReasonableMan said...
Hitler was a better painter.

Seriously? How petty. Bush is still pretty new to the hobby.

Hitler was at it longer and still failed to make it into art school. He reads like a frustrated Occu-tard.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paintings_by_Adolf_Hitler

According to a conversation before the outbreak of World War II in August 1939, published in the Blue Book, Hitler told British ambassador Nevile Henderson, "I am an artist and not a politician. Once the Polish question is settled, I want to end my life as an artist."

His talent was architecture. Anything else, not so much.

LarsPorsena said...

Blogger Big Mike said...
Bush and Hitler comparisons

Can we do Stalin and Obama next?

9/23/14, 10:04 AM
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Stalin was funnier.

Michael said...

Chimpy Bushitler wasthe dumbest motherfucker ever born much less elected president. But tricky. Fooled the entire world into a pure fiction of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and then tricked hard to fool democrats into voting for war. War! Chimpybushitler loved war and was stupid, could barely speak english could barely read and yet the dumb motherfucker led us all, all of us, into war. Because Halliburton. Oil. Dumb mother fucker.

Bright bulbs there at the Isthmus.

Gusty Winds said...

Only the self appointed intellectual center could be so stupid. Think I'll start weaving some magic cloth and sell it to Madison's intelligentsia.

This is the output of a town that claims to educate young people? Parents should be able to demand refunds.

damikesc said...

Yup. Progressives weren't nearly as mean to Bush as conservatives are to Obama.

Total myth.

Hitler was a better painter.

Unlike Obama, Hitler was honest about his intentions.

I mean, since we're playing this game and all now.

You can't even say "You know, that is kinda stupid". You have to play along with it.

Moron.

damikesc said...

FDR sent unwanted minorities to concentration camps.

Ergo, Democrats are Nazis.

Yes, conservatives are the mean and intolerant ones. Really.

Don't worry --- more of us are noticing that Progressives aren't wrong so much as rather evil.

Anonymous said...

Thread seems to have died out over there now, without anyone ever explaining what German event was analogous to Obama's inauguration.

Unknown said...

Whatever it was, Paul, it happened in 1933 or so.

chickelit said...

I have to wonder: six years into FDR's second term, was the American left still fixated on blaming Hoover for the world's ills? I think not.