Open Thread with Random Links

Apparently, Jonah Goldberg has some difficulty figuring out when people are making fun of him.

How bad is the economy in Michigan? Despite having the best record in the NHL, the Red Wings have only sold out a handful of games this year. They had an 11 year long sellout streak that only ended in 2007.

Frustrated with the slow pace of Bush’s efforts to bring freedom to the Middle East, people in Gaza took matters into their own hands this week.

Mexico is still a mess.

The term libertarian is now one step closer to having no definition at all.


  1. 1

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    “How bad is the economy in Michigan?”

    Apparently flipping houses in Detroit turned out not to be a good economic replacement for making cars.

  2. 2

    correctnotright spews:

    Making fun of Jonah Goldberg is not a fair sport – this was the guy that tried to bet Iraq would be safer by 2006 – when it was even worse than it is now.

    The poor guy and his tortured conservative reasoning – I think their should be a pretzel named after his logical leaps. The Jonah pretzel – how to excuse torture and illegal spying by claiming they are “American”.

  3. 3

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    “The term libertarian is now one step closer to having no definition at all.”

    Why not just use “libertine” and save 2 letters every time you type it? Think of how many keyboards you won’t have to replace over a lifetime.

  4. 4

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @2 I’ve never seen the advantage of making “American” synonymous with “Nazi” and don’t understand where people like him got that idea from.

  5. 6

    THE Puddybud The Prognosticator... spews:

    Using the Pelletizer method of tortured logic… I bet these peeps are donkeys.

    Filipino maid – slave conditions, employer working for large movie house as lawyer

    Don’t worry Richard I went to the donor sites and it was difficult to determine who gave to Barbara Lee as the person didn’t give their occupation. But she gots lost of small contributions.

  6. 9

    YLB spews:

    Hey it’s a leftist site

    Nice try Stupes.

    The Daily Telegraph is owned by the Barclay brothers. Until January 2004 the newspaper group was controlled by Canadian businessman, Conrad, Lord Black. Black, through his holding company Ravelston Corporation, owned Hollinger Inc. which in turn owns 30% of Hollinger International and, under a deal masterminded by Andrew Knight through which Black bought the newspaper group in 1986, owns 78% of the voting rights. Hollinger Inc. also owns the liberal Chicago Sun-Times, the Jerusalem Post, and conservative publications such as The Spectator….The Daily Telegraph has been politically conservative in modern times. The personal links between the paper’s editors and the leadership of the Conservative Party, also known as Tories, along with the paper’s influence over Conservative activists, results in the paper commonly, but, jokingly referred to, especially in Private Eye, as the Torygraph. However, in its early years it was associated with Gladstone and the Liberal party, coining the nickname “the people’s William”.

    Kool-aid? Dumbass. By the way, in case you forgot, Stupes is short for PuddyStoooooooooooopid…

  7. 11

    rob spews:

    Lee, I have no idea who that is on the website you linked to but you might recognise Amazon

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    mark spews:

    Shit. I just thought if Hillary becomes president and
    someday an aircraft carrier could be named USS HILLARY or if Obama wins he probably would paint it shiny black and the F-18s would have spinners and hydraulics. OBAMAS USS
    ESCALADE. Hey I wonder if Hillary will get our troops home
    from BOSNIA.

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    THE Puddybud The Prognosticator... spews:

    Personally I like “An Inconvenient Book”

    A whack-job liberal like Lee could learn much!