ARC's 1st Law: As a "progressive" online discussion grows longer, the probability of a nefarious reference to Karl Rove approaches one

Friday, June 02, 2006

Bill O'Reilly Is a Pinhead - Revisited

H/T to Oliver Willis

I've argued that Bill O'Reilly is a pinhead for quite some time, most recently for his idiotic arguments about gasoline prices. His Harvard MBA clearly didn't take root in his brain.

Well, it appears that the other kook on cable that has spittle on the sides of his mouth has rightly pointed out that O'Reilly is a pinhead on US history as well.

See Keith "I'm a Lifelong Member of DemocraticUnderground" Olberman dress down O'Reilly over his remarks about the events at Malmedy on December 17th, 1944.

Note that O'Reilly in all likelihood was referring to the revenge killings by US soldiers after the Germans committed the atrocity at Malmedy. The day following Malmedy, the US military issued orders that US forces were not to take German prisoners. Here is an account of what occurred on January 1st, 1945 (shortly after and in response to Malmedy):

[...]
CHENOGNE (January 1, 1945)In the village of Chenogne, a unit of the US 11th Armoured Division had captured around sixty German soldiers. Marched to behind a small hill, out of sight of enemy troops still holding the woods beyond the village, the prisoners were subjected to a volley of machine-gun fire. On this cold and frosty first day of 1945, the GIs were showing no mercy for their unfortunate prisoners as they crumpled to the ground, shot dead in cold blood. With memories of the Malmédy massacre still fresh in their minds, killing had become impersonal, revenge was now uppermost in their minds.

So, yes... I agree with Olberman... O'Reilly is a pinhead. But, Olberman is as well for his spittle-laced diatribe attacking a competitor. Perhaps Olberman is just wishing that he had the same ratings?

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

21 Days

This is now turning into a weekly posting here... counting the weeks that pass from TruthOut's statement that Rove would be indicted within 24 hours business hours. Perhaps he meant 24 business days?

Anyway, it's now been 21 days since Jason Leopold of TruthOut decided that "Truth" didn't need to be "In" any of his stories.

COURAGE!!!

Reminder... Moonbats all across the country have been stockpiling booze for over 6 months now... Hey, Fitzie!!! When can they uncork the juice?!

Others making fun of Leopold

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

The Conspiracy to Steal the 2000 2004 2006 Election

Robert Kennedy Jr comes to the rescue of the Moonbats all across the fruited plains (or, I should say, "isolated in their enclaves in the northeast and the Bay Area").

EXCLUSIVE: BOBBY KENNEDY JR. TO QUESTION 2004 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN MAJOR ROLLING STONE FEATURE ARTICLE!

Says 'Evidence Shows High-Level Republicans Suceeded in Scheme to Steal Election in Ohio'!

Mag to Hit Stands Friday, Internet on Thursday, Publicity Push to Accompany

A damning and detailed feature article, written by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., for Rolling Stone and documenting evidence of the theft of the 2004 Presidential Election is set to hit...

A damning and detailed feature article, written by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., for Rolling Stone and documenting evidence of the theft of the 2004 Presidential Election is set to hit newstands this Friday, The BRAD BLOG can now confirm. The online version of the article will be posted tomorrow (Thursday) morning.

The article -- headlined on the cover as "Did Bush Steal the 2004 Election?: How 350,000 Votes Disappeared in Ohio" -- has been several months in development and will contend that a concerted effort was undertaken by high-level Republican officials to steal the Election in Ohio -- and thus the country -- in 2004!

Kennedy told The BRAD BLOG this morning that "the best evidence says the Republicans succeeded" in their plan.

He writes in the 10-page long article, and confirmed to us today, that evidence shows Ohio Sec. of State J. Kenneth Blackwell was "certainly in on" the scheme, and "there are indications that the effort went all the way up to the White House."

Kennedy, who is co-host of Ring of Fire, a weekend show on Air America Radio, is an environmental attorney and the son of the late Robert F. Kennedy. This is his first public foray into the realm of Election Fraud, Election Integrity, Electronic Voting and, in particular, the questionable results of Election 2004.

I don't mean to rain on their parade, but don't they realize that these stories are all just part of Another Rovian Conspiracy? What better way to marginalize the Democratic Party than to have them caricatured as wild-eyed conspiracy theorists who won't shut the @$#% up about an election 2 or even 6 years ago?!

Fortunately, they'll never learn... While this is THE MOST IMPORTANT STORY ON THE PLANET FOR THEM (caps intended), this doesn't play well with those in fly-over country - especially those that turned out for Bush and view such unsubstantiated charges as an assault on their right to vote.

And the comments that such idiocy elicits are just great... THIS is what we're looking for, people! Thank You Thank You Thank You!!!
Margaret G said on 5/31/2006 @ 1:40pm PT...

Election fraud of this magnitude would constitute a conspiracy to overthrow the government, treason, and may require the death penalty if proven. :hehe:

emphasis mine

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Waiting for Algore

Jonah Goldberg at NRO provides an interesting analysis on the Algore resurgence among the Lefties.

Comeback Al?
Reinvention hooey.

By Jonah Goldberg

Al Gore’s a lucky man. As we speak, his face is being added to Mt. Huffington, that virtual Rushmore of Great Men Destined to Save America. The committee deciding who gets chiseled onto Mt. Huffington has only one member: Arianna Huffington. In years past she has elevated her ex-husband, Michael, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and formerly relevant Warren Beatty as saviors of the republic. Now it’s Gore’s turn.

In a recent write-up of Gore’s visit to the Cannes Film Festival to promote his new film on global warming, which premiered Wednesday in Los Angeles, Huffington hailed the “new Gore” as the “hottest star in town,” beating out Bruce Willis and Tom Hanks. Gore told Huffington that this was his second trip to Cannes. “The first was when I was 15 years old and came here for the summer to study the existentialists—Sartre, Camus. We were not allowed to speak anything but French!” This, gushed Huffington, “may explain his pitch-perfect French accent.” Perhaps. Though according to David Maraniss’s biography of Gore, the former vice president’s 15th summer was spent working on the family farm. Remember those stories about how Al Sr. said, “A boy could never be president if he couldn’t plow with that damned hillside plow”? That was the same summer.

Apparently, Poppa Gore thought a boy who couldn’t both plow a field and parlez French existentialism could never be president either. Then there’s the fact that young Al got C’s in French at his tony Washington high school, St. Alban’s. That’s some school if a kid who can intelligently discuss Sartre’s La Nausée and Camus’s Betwixt and Between in apparently pitch-perfect French still can’t earn a B in French class. Mon dieu!
[...]
But more important, he’s “a new Al Gore”—more relaxed, more passionate, more this, more that. And, of course, his fame as an environmental crusader is his greatest attribute among the liberal cognoscenti. Yet there were hundreds of stories about how Al Gore was a “new Al Gore” in 2000.
[...]
In fact, there have been lots of new Al Gores. In 1987, Dick Gephardt groused that “maybe the next debate should be between the old Al Gore and the new Al Gore.” In 1992, the press spotted the new Al yet again. The New York Times noted that “in Campaign ’92, there is a new Al Gore—crisper, animated, more to the point, leavened with a bit of impish humor.” In 2000, the new Al Gore did leave out his apocalyptic environmental messianism. But now the thinking seems to be that strident, green finger-wagging environmentalism would help him in ’08. Good luck.

The truth is that there’s always been just one Al Gore, a man betwixt and between his head and his heart, wanting to be both nerd-philosopher and poet-warrior—and coming up short on both counts.

It’s reminiscent of another existential play, originally written in French, so Gore no doubt knows it well. In Waiting for Godot, Godot never comes—and we are never even sure who Godot is. But we get the sense that the nonexistent Godot is really a Rorschach test of sorts, revealing more about what the audience wants him to be than anything else. So it is with those waiting for Gore.

I would guess that this piece didn't go over well with some... You know, the kind of people that would monitor Algore's current stock over at Tradesports on a daily basis, hoping for a boomlet... or perhaps the kind of people that would jump into the fiery pit of hell with Algore (Boy, that would be a sight! )

You know... the kind of people muttering to themselves as they walk up the street, "inconvenient truth... inconvenient truth... florida stolen... florida stolen..."

Yeah... the Moonbats.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

Monday, May 29, 2006

Happy Memorial Day


Just a quick post to wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day. As always, remember the real reason for this holiday. Thanks to all of the soldiers, past and present, who have served this country, especially those that gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Here is my post from one year ago... and an example of what Memorial Day means to the Moonbats - a chance to score political points. Unfortunately - or fortunately, depending on your perspective - Downleft is no longer an active blog. (Shhh, the Conspiracy got to him!)

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler