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October 28, 2007

Failing Upwards

by Nicholas Beaudrot of Electoral Math

FEMA official responsible for potemkin news conference resigns, takes job as head of public affairs ... in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

October 28, 2007 | Permalink


Well, at least he was punished for his wrongdoing. It may take him weeks to perfect his new commute and to figure out the best nearby places to grab something on his lunch break! Justice is served!

I feel like this bunch of clowns has made cynicism obsolete; mine, at the very least. What's the point when my gloomiest expectations will inevitably be revealed to be slightly overcast in comparison to what actually happens next?

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Posted by: fasdf | Oct 28, 2007 3:11:44 AM

Has anyone notice the left wing racism is on display again with Bobby Jindal. Apparently this man of Indian descent isn't Indian enough for them. They think he needs to act more 'indian' and not a man without color.

Now what could possibly be more racist?
I suppose next they will complain that black people don't act African enough for their tastes.

What say you Ezra? Is that racist?

Even the New York Times managed to call him 'dark skinned', but failed to mention the color of any of his opponents skin.
And when was the last time the NYT called Jessie Jackson or Al Sharpton, 'The dark skinned liberal'...

Of course then you have the ignorant college Democrats of America, one Ashley Bell, who wrote during the 2003 campaign that Jindal was an 'Arab American and the Republicans token attempt to mend bridges long burnt with the Arab American community.'

Arab, ...Indian, there all dark skinned right Ashley??..and a 'token' at that.

Yeah, no lingering racism in this Democrat party.

Posted by: Patton | Oct 28, 2007 6:30:30 AM

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Posted by: gabriel christou | Oct 28, 2007 7:37:43 AM

Ha! - "Patton" is every bit as off-topic as the spam comments. Beautiful.

Posted by: Dan S. | Oct 28, 2007 9:58:58 AM

Left wing kook test!!! Gather round.

I know you all believe that soemone Bush put these people up to this, planned it all out, etc., But it isn't really a big story.

Now, here's the kook test. Speaking of the fires, Randi Rhodes claims she was able to Google an answer as to why arson was being downplayed as the cause. Her answer, of course, was that Blackwater was probably behind these fires because they wanted to relocate to San Diego.

Now, if your a kook, defend Randi Rhodes. GO!

Rhodes: ''''I started just doing Google searches to try and figure out. You know, arson, arson, it was like crazy trying to figure out why is that being downplayed? Why is that, you know, just a small part of the story? And you know, every time I look for it what comes up, believe it or not, is that Blackwater wants to move to San Diego and build this giant complex in San Diego right where most of the evacuations are taking place and you know. You just know wherever there is fire, this administration will be out there doing what it does best and that is fanning the flames, you know. It just spooks me, I can’t explain to you how creepy this whole thing is that you know, you’ve got these fires. Some of them are thought to be the work of arsonists and in the same breath you’ve got a community that’s on fire that just recently protested Blackwater West. Just recently said no to Blackwater and apparently you don’t do that. I mean, I don’t even know what to think. You know, nobody is saying Blackwater set the fires, that is nobody that doesn’t want their house burned down. Nobody is saying that, but it is all so bizarre that this is America and you have to sort of sit there and wonder … arson, same place Blackwater West wants to be, people protesting. And then you find out that some of the guys that used to work for Blackwater are now in Schwarzenegger’s administration. It’s all so creepy.'''''

CREEPY, absolutely. Guess that right wing attacker did some dain bramige (err, brain damage).

Posted by: Patton | Oct 28, 2007 10:26:56 AM

Thanks, Patton, but I'm happy with my mortgage, I don't really want a cheap "brand-name" watch, and thankfully I don't need to shop around for v!agr@ or C1@li5. I don't read Chinese, either.

Posted by: Stephen | Oct 28, 2007 10:51:30 AM

Patton, I'm curious, do you do anything other than write long, deranged, off-topic posts on this site? You write quite a lot of them, but I'm curious about your other interests. I want to get to know the real Patton, not just the crazy kook we all know and love.

In answer to one of your questions though, no I haven't seen an evidence that blackwater set any fires. Trying to cover up one of their agents drunkenly mudering the body guard of an Iraqi official is more their style.

Posted by: mad6798j | Oct 28, 2007 1:44:55 PM

Better be careful, the liberals here may label you a STALKER.
Next you'll be driving by my house...

But sure, a little about me:
I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I translate ethnic slurs for Cuban refugees, I write award-winning operas, I manage time efficiently. Occasionally, I tread water for three days in a row.

I woo women with my sensuous and godlike trombone playing, I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook Thirty-Minute Brownies in twenty minutes. I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love, and an outlaw in Peru.

Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious army ants. I play bluegrass cello, I was scouted by the Mets, I am the subject of numerous documentaries. When I’m bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. I enjoy urban hang gliding. On Wednesdays, after school, I repair electrical appliances free of charge.

I am an abstract artist, a concrete analyst, and a ruthless bookie. Critics worldwide swoon over my original line of corduroy evening wear.

I don’t perspire. I am a private citizen, yet I receive fan mail. I have been caller number nine and have won the weekend passes. Last summer I toured New Jersey with a traveling centrifugal-force demonstration. I bat .400. My deft floral arrangements have earned me fame in international botany circles. Children trust me.

I can hurl tennis rackets at small moving objects with deadly accuracy.

I once read Paradise Lost, Moby Dick, and David Copperfield in one day and still had time to refurbish an entire dining room that evening. I know the exact location of every food item in the supermarket. I have performed several covert operations for the CIA. I sleep once a week; when I do sleep, I sleep in a chair. While on vacation in Canada, I successfully negotiated with a group of terrorists who had seized a small bakery. The laws of physics do not apply to me. Years ago I discovered the meaning of life but forgot to write it down.

I have made extraordinary four course meals using only a mouli and a toaster oven. I breed prize winning clams. I have won bullfights in San Juan, cliff-diving competitions in Sri Lanka, and spelling bees at the Kremlin. I have played Hamlet, I have performed open-heart surgery, and I have spoken with Elvis.

But enough about me, what about you.....??

Posted by: Patton | Oct 28, 2007 2:18:09 PM

I like to think you're an intelligent conservative who likes to drop some acid then spend your day stickin' it to the liberals that read the comments on Ezra's blog.

Posted by: mad6798j | Oct 28, 2007 2:31:28 PM

Is that your cabriolet out front.

Posted by: Patton | Oct 28, 2007 2:38:56 PM

But sure, a little about me:
I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice...

As well as being a plagiarist

Posted by: Tyro | Oct 28, 2007 3:11:29 PM

Good one Patton/Patton impersonator.

Quite hilarious there, boy, I must say.

Posted by: gregor | Oct 28, 2007 3:12:34 PM

Thanks Mad,

What I truly don't get is the total lack of communication that exists on blogs. It is pretty amazing to watch. People seem to be incapable of admitting facts even to themselves, I mean conservatives do it to but it seems the left has taken it to an art form.

And when they get to the point where the facts have them boxed in, the name calling starts.
You ask me, did Nixon do some bad things in office, and my answer is, yeah he sure did. But ask a liberal if Clinton did bad things and first you get a mess of excuses, if that doesn't work its followed by name calling, then followed by demands the person be banned from the site.

I just like an honest argument and like a real debate, that's how you learn and grow and sometimes a lightbulb goes off in your head. What is the point of having a political blog, if your going to shut off your main opponents??

Anyway, I actually think this is fun, and I sometimes go to far, but for me, its all in good fun; somepeople can't leave their own egos at the door and have to take everything personally, as if you know them and are judging them as a person. I really don't see the use of a blog, left or right that accepts comments from just their ahmen corner, its a waste, it denies you the chance to rethink things and take different approaches.

Anyway, got to go, the RNC only pays for 8 hours..heh, heh. Just kidding...time and a half on Sunday.....

Posted by: Patton | Oct 28, 2007 3:26:37 PM

Lighten up, Tyro, everyone who's been on the internet or received chain mail has seen the essay before. Don't get your panties in a wad..Its a joke?? Maybe..

And your link, just linked to my essay, so how does that prove I didn't write it?? Dan Rather claims I wrote it, he's got papers to prove it......

Posted by: Patton | Oct 28, 2007 3:34:22 PM

Ohh I get it Tyro, you actually feel for the Tim Taylor, Binford Tools line......now that's hilarious.

Posted by: Patton | Oct 28, 2007 3:39:39 PM

Yes, the lack of communication is a shame. Patton repeatedly reaches across the aisle, motivated only by his sincere concern for the truth, but for some reason not enough people take him up on his attempt to derail every thread into something completely different that he wants to talk about.

Posted by: KCinDC | Oct 28, 2007 3:42:40 PM

Patton, I just with you'd keep your posts on topic. It's really hard to argue with someone who posts 4 or 5 diatribes in a row, none of which have anything to do with the original topic, or even with each other.

Posted by: mad6798j | Oct 28, 2007 3:54:40 PM

Anyway, I actually think this is fun, and I sometimes go to far, but for me, its all in good fun;

Sometimes? Dude, you post thousands of words in multiple threads every day. You would annoy the crap out of me even if I agreed with you. 90% of the time when I see one of your posts I click away because I know that 75% of the posts that follow are you talking to yourself about whatever is floating through your head at the moment.

So, anyway, have fun with that.

Posted by: DMonteith | Oct 28, 2007 4:04:38 PM

Patton, are you seriously upset about people's failing to respectfully engage your views? I mean, your first comment on this thread, which had nothing to do with anything in the post or the comments, called the Democratic party a bunch of racists. You're just trolling, and you have no reason to expect other commenters to treat you as if you weren't.

Unless what you really mean is that you're shocked that you haven't converted everyone else to your point of view; if that's what you meant, good luck and don't hold your breath.

Posted by: the Other Paul | Oct 28, 2007 5:16:47 PM

Maybe Ezra should have an "Open Thread for Patton" every day. This way, his rants and the futile attempts of other commenters to get him to understand honest argument could be kept clear of other discussions.

Posted by: Anthony | Oct 28, 2007 6:14:15 PM

I wish Ezra had time to delete all off-topic troll posts, like nearly every one from the person who abuses Patton's name.

Posted by: JimPortlandOR | Oct 28, 2007 6:52:23 PM

"But ask a liberal if Clinton did bad things"

and I'd say 'Hell, yes, enough to almost turn me into a Nader-voter (assuming Gore would be more of the same) until I saw who the Republicans had nominated.' Go read back issues of The Nation from the late 90s.

The strawliberals in your head won't say that, true. But that's because they have no mouths (and cannot scream . . . )

Posted by: Dan S. | Oct 28, 2007 9:42:04 PM

Anyway, I actually think this is fun, and I sometimes go to far, but for me, its all in good fun;

It's hard to say if Patton is really an annoying 16 year old trying to defend his assinine behavior with "I was just joking" or "this is all in good fun" or if this, too, is part of his shtick when it comes to spamming blogs he doesn't like. If he really had the courage of his convictions, he'd go to a party, piss all over the floor, and then say, "hey, it's all in good fun."

Seriously, if it's "all in good fun," start your own blog. Or are you too stupid to do that or figure out how to comment on the topic mentioned on the blog?

What I truly don't get is the total lack of communication that exists on blogs.

Case in point:

Nicolas: FEMA official responsible for potemkin news conference resigns, takes job as head of public affairs ... in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Patton: Has anyone notice the left wing racism is on display again with Bobby Jindal.[sic]

What I don't get is how people can make such a huge fool of themselves and then wonder why there's a "lack of communication."

Posted by: Tyro | Oct 29, 2007 8:58:05 AM

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