He’ll Know Torture When He Sees It

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Jumpin’ Jehova! The Worlds Best Son and Legacy Hire Jonah Goldberg wrote a tortured column on torture:

It’s true that torture is to some extent in the eye of the beholder. Everyone can agree that hot pokers, the rack, and the iron maiden qualify. But loud music, sleep deprivation, and even waterboarding? At first, maybe not. But over time, yes. Torture can be a lot like poison: The dosage matters.

This coming from someone who writes at The National Review indeed knows something about dosage and torture. My snarky betters over at Alicublog won the internets with the best line of the day: “After several grafs of what-is-torture from someone who probably would start naming names if you took away his appetizer…”

But do continue, Mr. Pantload:

One of the great problems with the word “torture” is that it tolerates no ambiguity. It is a taboo word, like racism or incest. Once you call something torture, the conversation is supposed to end. It’s a line no one may cross.

So torture is like f***ing your sister? Just how does one make this determination? Note to Jonah’s Mom: talk to Jonah’s siblings, there might be some back story here that needs exploring.

Shallow thoughts from Doughy Pantload

I’m glad that Top Chef got an award, but I hope the producers of the show don’t get confused and think they earned it because of this year’s really annoying season. If Nancy Pelosi’s going to have any more cameos on reality shows, let it be on Survivor or Jersey Shore (Fear Factor‘s gone, right?).

Who says conservatives have no humor?

(From the NRO, the most intellectually dishonest rest stop on the Superinformation Highway.)

Draw up the impeachment papers, Doughy Pantload has the goods!

He spent about the same amount of research time as for his coloring book, Liberal Fascism:

Doughy Pantload: Obama said on The View yesterday that he didn’t know who Snooki is. But here’s Obama at the White House Correspondents Dinner:

Obama: “Of course, that’s not the only thing that we’ve been accused of socializing this year. You might have heard we passed a health care bill and — (applause.) Is that Roger Ailes applauding out there? (Laughter.) Some Republicans have suggested that the bill contains a few secret provisions. That’s ridiculous. There aren’t a few secret provisions in the health care plan — there are, like, hundreds. (Laughter.)

Obama: “Tonight, in the interest of transparency, I’d like to share a couple. Let’s see — this provision is called the Bay State of Denial. It reads: “This bill shall cover short-term memory loss related to the passage of Massachusetts health care reform.” So, good news, Mitt, your condition is covered. (Laughter.)

Obama: “This next provision is called the Jersey Shore-Up. It reads: “The following individuals shall be excluded from the indoor tanning tax within this bill.” Snooki, J-WOWW, the Situation, and House Minority Leader John Boehner. (Laughter.)”

Yup, the Blog at Poo Corner, the most intellectually dishonest rest stop on the Information Superhighway, does it again! You got him dead to rights, Doughy, and if it was good enough to earn Big Dawg an impeachment, well, the Kenyan Usurper is doomed now!

Obama, the GOP Villagers, and Hitler

If you read the article that Mooselini references, you will see that in essence Thomas Sowell is accusing the Administration of Fascism on the way to Nazi-ism. Given the way that the Right continually pulls out the trope that the Left (MoveOn.org in particular) compared Chimpy to Hitler (which isn’t true) and the way they scream foul to this day, it seems a little beyond the pale that the intellectually lazy and disingenuous Sowell is being given any accommodation, let alone by Mooselini, who often wails about how she is so mistreated and compared to Hitler.

So what did the right say when two contributors to MoveOn submitted commercials to a contest that depicted Chimpy as Hitler?

The Google tells us…

…the whole thing seemed, as far as I could tell, to be motivated by an incoherent and sputtering animus toward Bush.

–Rich Lowry

I don’t say this because I feel a passionate need to defend George Bush. I would make the exact same points if Al Gore were president. I would make the exact same points if anybody running for the Democratic nomination were president. This has nothing to do with partisanship. It has to do with the fact that such comparisons are slanderous to the United States and historical truth and amount to Holocaust denial. When you say that anything George Bush has done is akin to what Hitler did, you make the Holocaust into nothing more than an example of partisan excess.

– Jonah Goldberg

A staple of Bush-hating is the portrayal of the president as a Nazi. That has, of course, been a prominent part of other attacks against other presidents, but today it seems to be deployed with particular aggressiveness against Bush. There are thousands of references, across the vastness of the Internet, linking Bush to Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich.
– Byron York

…portrayals of Bush as Adolf Hitler — as we saw and heard in the “human-rights” protests — betray an ignorance of liberty, an ignorance of right and wrong, an ignorance of commonsense.

– Bill Bennet

So what gives with this crazy popular analogy—one that on a typical Internet Google search of “Bush” + “Hitler” yields about 1,350,000 matches? …But something has gone terribly wrong with a mainstream Left that tolerates a climate where the next logical slur easily devolves into Hitlerian invective.

–Victor Davis Hanson

(I just did a query on Obama and Hitler and got back over 7 Million hits, something of an increase over what VDH experienced. It’s a silly unit of measure, but the very silly Hanson used it first, so this is just as legitimate as his first use of it.)

Okay, so where are these same outraged gentlemen now? Jonah, because you said you would defend anyone (even Al Gore) against these types of accusations, where are you? Why are they not speaking up?

Oh, I forgot the mention: the Sowell piece appeared on the NRO, so I guess that means that they all endorsed it, especially ol’ Starburst who is the editor, and presumably made the decision to let ‘er rip.

GOP adds another scalp to the mantle

Helen Thomas will retire effective immediately, following her indiscrete and frankly, stupid, comments. Nothing like shooting yourself in the foot at the twilight of a long and distinguished career.

So the question is, will Mooselini et al start doing their end-zone victory dance, and add Helen’s scalp next to Dan Rather’s? I’m guessing we will hear the gloating sound in 3… 2… 1…

Doughy Pantload weighs in.

Mike Huckabee, noted Middle-East scholar weighs in. (Huckabee, you might recall, previously said that the Palestinians should move out of Palestine…)

In his own words…

[Obama]’s even less likely to use nukes than the president in Independence Day, and that Bill Pullman character first needed to mind-meld with one of the aliens to be extra-super-sure that they were evil conquerors. The fact that most of America’s — and the world’s leading cities — had been obliterated wasn’t enough. After all, it could have been a misunderstanding.

– Doughy Pantload

(And yes, he really wrote that, and no, you are not missing any context. Hat tip: Attaturk.)

Kill me now, please

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MediaBistro tell us that Doughy Pantload has gotten a new book deal with $1M signing bonus. Doughy’s first book, a Children’s Anthology of Fart Jokes called Liberal Facism was a favorite of the Wingnuttia book-of-the-month club, wherein Wingnut Welfare providers send these books to subscribers of their magazines and pledge breaks, and the books remain on shelves with their spines uncracked for decades until it is time for the kids to clean out the mobile homes before sending the Olds off to the Shady Rest.

(How come no one told me that today is Doughy Day?)

And now it can be told…

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…Doughy Pantload is good enough for Mooselini.

I’m giggling like a moron. You know, it was close. But what a triumph for the most intellectually dishonest voice on the right to get the thumbs up from the wack-a-doodle theocratic Nanookie of the North. I think today is one to go down for the ages.

(Fair Warning! The link goes to the Blog at Poo Corner, home of the Whopper.)

Elections make the NRO a hotbed of unbridled lust!


(Change one letter in our post’s title, and you probably are closer to The Great Truth.)

Who knew that Our Virgin of the Immaculate Cheesecake was such a naughty gal?

(Hat tip: Morse who found it at FDL)