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In an interview with one of America’s great intellectual reviews, Bill Maher, comic genius, begins the long dissent into the realm of Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Cleaning ladies give this man a wide berth:
You came under fire last week for calling Sarah Palin a “cunt” in your stand-up:
Fox News ginned up this so-called controversy. I don’t just walk out there and say, ‘Sarah Palin’s a cunt! Good night!’ It’s a carefully crafted routine that has been in my act for over a year. This is not a word that we can get along without, because it’s a word that talks about a specific type of person—and it can be a man or a woman.
I said I’d take it out of my act because of HBO—we’re a good fit
for each other. Every once in a while you just have to say, ‘I’m
going to pick my battles.’ I don’t need to be a martyr for Sarah
Palin’s cunt…whoops, I did it again.
(April 28, 2011)
The sporting life as reported by outdoors writer Dave Zirin on the literary pages of The Prog:
I don’t know where you were raised, but I lived with rats. I
used to kill rats. We had a .22 rifle, and we would lay [sic] in
the kitchen and shoot them on the floor. One thing my grandmother
taught me was that if you got a rat trapped, you’ve got to give his
ass a way out because he will fight you if he has to.
New York Times
More lewd thoughts from the scantily clad Maureen Dowd:
Oh, she wanted it.
She wanted it bad.
That’s what every hard-working, God-fearing, young widow who breaks her back doing menial labor at a Times Square hotel to support her teenage daughter, justify her immigration status and take advantage of the opportunities in America wants—a crazed, rutting, wrinkly old satyr charging naked out of a bathroom, lunging at her and dragging her around the room, caveman-style.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s reputation as a thrice-married French
seducer loses something in the translation.
(May 18, 2011)
New York Review of
Professor Ronald Dworkin, suffering bladder impairment, thus begins another tiresome diatribe:
Five conservative justices now dominate our Supreme Court—Chief
Justice John Roberts and Justices Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia,
Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito. They continue to revise our
historical Constitution and two new cases show that the arguments
they offer continue to be embarrassingly bad. One concerns
contributions to religious schools; the other, public financing of
elections. I will describe those cases and defend that criticism,
but it might be well to notice, first, why the justices have had to
resort to arguments of such poor quality.
(May 26, 2011)
From the Archives
Timeless Tosh from Current Wisdoms Past
University of California Press
In the fall catalogue of the University of California Press, a sprightly notice for a study of a precursor of the National Organization for Women:
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?