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13 January 2006

Capitalism...

Added this fun $ection. I ran this on google and recieved a value of $99MM. I think the range is probably a little skewed, think if it as a logarithmic measure.

Nonetheless, to my one faithful reader, rest assured that I will post some comments on the whole BBM (Brokeback Mountain) phenomenon (which I would contend is an anamoly only in that it seems a good movie actually came out of Hollywood).

I also would suggest that the Senate confirmation hearings were pathetic, both in their scope and execution. A Republican love fest is no more useful than a Democratic witch hunt.

At least, it's over.

8 comments:

Scootmaroo said...

Sigh. I got a value of $00.00.....

Citizen Deux said...

Don't despair, ebay was only $3MM. DU was also valued at $0.00, now you can proclaim to have the same value as Democratic Underground!

Kos, however, came in at $5MM and Drudge at $0.

Scootmaroo said...

Christ. I am the same value as DRUDGE? Why not just kill me now? Oh, wait, yeah, I am too busy making Mrs. Alito cry.....

Scootmaroo said...

CAP and Alito, from Salon.com.....

http://www.salon.com/opinion/conason/2006/01/13/alito_controversy/

But, of course, all of those people at Salon are just like McCarthy :). (Joe. Not Eugene. None of them would be caught dead with melting snowflakes in their eyeballs......

Scootmaroo said...

Even Sullivan thinks that comparing Ted Kennedy to Joe McCarthy is assinine (otherwise, why compare the quote from Mark Levin to the stupidity that foams from Michelle "I'm Japanese and agree with internment" Malkin?) :

"MALKIN AWARD NOMINEE: "From Clement Haynsworth, William Rehnquist, Bob Bork, and Clarence Thomas, to Jeff Sessions, Bill Pryor, Charles Pickering, and Sam Alito — and scores of others — Kennedy has played the role of McCarthy for 40 years, and always to a fawning press. He’s a greater menace than McCarthy ever was." - Mark Levin, National Review Online."

And the right thinks these are comparable analogies??????? Sheesh.....

Citizen Deux said...

Kennedy is a loon, Biden self-involved and the rest of the panel of Democrats lacking in any standing in their questioning.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/006/578wscib.asp?pg=1

The republican side, however, did little to underscore Alito's legitimate and credible bench record.

Scootmaroo said...

Interesting email to Sullivan:

ALITO AND CAP: A Princeton grad thinks I'm missing something:
I graduated from Princeton in the mid-1980s and remember CAP and Prospect well. While that particular article may have been satire (and ask yourself, what exactly were they satirizing? Who is laughing at whom here?) the viciousness of CAP's language throughout its existence was apparent to everyone who saw it. That is why the organization had no support on campus, even from conservatives. CAP didn't oppose affirmative action, it opposed the admission of women, people of color, gay men and (doubly) lesbians, to Princeton. As far as I can recall, CAP existed solely for the purposes of spreading this ugly rhetoric. They did nothing aside from publishing Prospect, nothing except for finding various ways to express their bigotry.
Why does this matter for Judge Alito? Of course there is no reason to think he is personally a bigot. But in order to get a job he was willing to say “yeah, I’m with those bigots over there.” Should someone like that have a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court? This is not guilt by association – Alito is the person who chose to do the associating. He volunteered a connection to an extremist organization and it is reasonable and appropriate to ask him about why he threw his lot in with these people. While Judge Alito may not have signed off on each and every word, he did sign off on the group as a whole at a time when very few Princeton alumni did. And it really is shameful.

Duly noted.

Citizen Deux said...

And his membership was validated how? The same as Kennedy's activity? He is neither listed nor annotated in any of the documents. I was a member of the NRA for a long time, but did not actively particpate.