Monday, June 12, 2006

The Road to Irrelevance

A quick tour of the left-wing sites (fresh from their recent Las Vegas rendevous at yearlyKos) gives a revealing look into a political ideology that is simultaneously gaining momentum and becoming irrelevant.

DailyKos features a piece regarding the "wall of silence" that is surround Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s Rolling Stone piece, which claims that the 2004 election was stolen because Ohio was stolen. Of course, this silent wall includes detailed rebukes by The Slate and National Review, and coverage in the New York Times. It didn't make news because it wasn't news. It wasn't news because the election wasn't stolen, as has been conclusively shown by myriad political experts. Of course, if anyone would recognize a stolen election it would be a Kennedy. Geesh, we've got Teddy writing children's books and Robert disheartened by rigged elections. In a couple of years, perhaps Patrick can write an expose on Rush Limbaugh's addiction to pain killers.

The Huffington Post leads with John "pullout method" Murtha calling for, surprise, a withdrawal of troops from Iraq. Oh, you mean John Murtha wants us to withdraw troops? I didn't get that message the last 243,000 times I saw him on TV. But, just so I'm clear, he wants us to withdraw the troops? Now, even? Got it...

Democratic Underground features a painfully unfunny parody of the Bush Administration. It takes the form of an end of year newsletter, which congratulates its students on winning an award for their "flat earth" diorama. Get it? Cause anyone who believes in intelligent design is, you know, like, totally stoopid. It goes downhill from there, and features an incohorent reference to cheerleaders doing a routine in honor of Ann Coulter. I guess just saying the words Ann Coulter passes for satire these days. Well, two can play that game. Howard Dean! Yeah, eat it... Howard Dean right in the face.

The Digby Blog features a story on an upcoming Left Behind video game that... Okay, well played... Tim LaHaye is the Howard Dean of Christianity.

Margaret Cho's website features some Kubrickesque photos of the Asian comedian stripping. Moving on... is claiming that Al Gore's inconvenient truth has borken box office records. Having grossed $3.9 million domestically, it is, in fact, the high-grossing film featuring Al Gore. If the film makes another $6.8 million, it will surpass "Two if By Sea" on the all time box office charts.

Atrios (Dailykos's little cousin or whatever) says that the Washington Post's editorial board is "led by the fourth stupidest fucking guy on the face of the planet". Way to win friends and influence people, Atrios.

Crooks and Liars, in their criticism of any FDA effort to research the harmful effects of the plan B contraceptive, call Plan B "a wonder drug". That this wonder drug has been linked to enough deaths to make Vioxx seem like Tylenol is not relevant. The point is to mock Christians, who express seemingly justified concern that the broad availability of birth control might encourage promiscuity. Of course, this pill is a contraceptive, and might even cause accidental abortions, so woman-power groups will support its distribution even if everyone who takes it gets AIDS.

Same old thing. Bash Christians, swear at anyone who disagrees with you, alienate normal people. Lose elections. Wash, rinse, repeat.


Blogger renee said...

politics do very little to make the world a better place.

5:37 PM  
Blogger G-man said...

Politics is the art of getting along in a country (and world) of diverse people rich in diversity of thought. It is the means by which one tries to win the hearts and minds of others.

It's liberals in politics that do very little to make the world a better place. Except when they're out of power. Then they make the world a funnier place. Not that they, themselves are funny, far from it. But it's funny to watch them try to be funny and hilarious to watch them try to be taken seriously.

Thankfully, libs no longer dominate the public discourse. Thanks to non-MSM media outlets and blog's like Kevin's, I have high hopes that sanity will win the day – and make the world a better place.

12:11 AM  
Anonymous Thom said...

Between Ann Coulter and the Dailykos, I can't help but feel like the world is a warm place, filled with Love and respect.

8:29 AM  
Anonymous Howard Dean said...


3:32 PM  

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