Late Night Open Thread

Just a quick note to Lou Guzzo. Lou, if you want us to take you seriously when you claim that Al Gore’s collective works on global warming “constitute the worst collection of misjudgments and outright lies the world has witnessed in a long time”, you might not want to also claim that Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini won the Nobel Peace Prize in the next paragraph.

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    John425 spews:

    “…also claim that Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini won the Nobel Peace Prize…”

    No but Yassir Arafat and Jimmy Carter did- that’s almost as bad.

    In other news: The High Court in the U.K.has ruled that Gore’s movie is full of shit.

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    spews:

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    No but Yassir Arafat and Jimmy Carter did- that’s almost as bad.

    Jimmy Carter? Really? Almost as bad as Hitler and Mussolini. Are you trying to qualify for the Special Olympics?

    In other news: The High Court in the U.K.has ruled that Gore’s movie is full of shit.

    Actually they ruled that his movie is largely accurate but still contained politicized viewpoints and exaggerations.

    Want to try again, doofus?

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    Just One of Goldy's Liberally Drunk Groupies spews:

    The Daily Klake …

    Piper: Yes, I probably should get a good nom de guerre to avoid confusion. Think I’ll get a trachea shave and call myself Goldy.

    Stateless Quirin: 1942’s loaded with lessons. Of special note, in re Quirin, is that two of the Long Island pre-saboteurs were citizens of the United States. One avoided execution by ratting out the others, who went from arrest to death in mere months, an unseemly haste of execution exceeded in modern American experience only by Terri Schiavo’s. FDR took an almost stage-mother interest in the swift and final (re)solution of the saboteur saga.

    Hope I got the details right. Been a while since I read about Quirin and other forgotten lore in Joe Persico’s excellent synthesis of Roosevelt’s Secret War. Another fun fact from Persico is that FDR, while we were officially neutral, tried to inflame war hysteria with a map showing Germany’s plan to invade the U.S. via South American and Central America. It was soon demonstrated to FDR that, beyond all doubt, the map was a clumsy forgery. FDR continued to retail the map as if it were genuine.

    Joe Johnston, et al: This is well known. The South had the same slow-bleed option in 1865 that it used earlier in Kansas and Missouri, the war before the War began at Sumter. A better guide to now than then, 1865, would be the Philippines, c. 1899 – 1902. That was the first Vietnam of the several we’ve had since, including the no-win war we’re in now.

    Warren: The price Ike probably had to pay for going to bed with Tom Dewey. Eisenhower, as Steve Ambrose wrote, was a great and good man. Also a great and good president. But he was no Bob Taft, alas. Ike had to perform unnatural political acts with Dewey to de-Taft the GOP. Alas.

    “Single largest racist act of the 20th Century”? That’s a stretch too far, my friend. Like Michelle Malkin, I have complicated opinions about Japanese internment. Unlike Michelle Malkin, I grew up near Heart Mountain. A cold hell for them then; a cold hell for me later (their internment was way before my time), and I feel their retrospective pain and mine whenever I hear about Wyoming weather.

    Wild Bill Douglas: Somewhere near the pulpy middle of Woodward’s bad book about the early-Berger Court is a priceless vignette about Douglas treating the Court and its little people (janitors, steno-clerks, security jerks) as a plantation. When Joel Connelly went into a girlish swoon a few years ago about Douglas as a flaming, fearless liberal, I sent him Woodward’s paragraph about Douglas and his darkies. Joel was not amused.

    Rabbit: I’m not the only defunct economist at HA. There’s at least one more, and at least one of us still wants to know who taught your Money & Banking class. You said it was somebody from JFK’s council of economic advisors. Walter Heller, I asked. I’ll ask again. Walter Heller?

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    John425 spews:

    Lee @#4 suggests I’m the doofus? LOL!- Jimmy Carter ought to be tried and sent to Gitmo.He’s a fucking anti-Semite just like all the brownshirts who suck the Horse’s Ass.

    Then Lee notes: “…largely accurate but still contained politicized viewpoints and exaggerations.”

    No, Lee. I repeat:”The High Court in the U.K.has ruled that Gore’s movie is full of shit.”