Douchebag of the Day
Joining the right’s epic meltdown over the Holocaust Museum shooting, he leaves Gawker’s John Cook a profanity-laced voicemail, ultimately concluding that von Brunn is not a right-wing nutjob, but has more in common with a lesbian studies major.
Best comment at Gawker so far:
You’re totally right. Nativism is not a right-wing idea. We all know that the Minutemen are a bunch of campus leftists and queer theorists.
This might beat Special Ed for the dumbest wingnut comment on this topic. I predict more insanity, maybe even better insanity!
DAMMIT! Why don’t we get the quality trolls? The Glengarry trolls?
nojo: To you, the Glengarry trolls are gold, but you don’t get them. They’re for closers.
[I know there is disagreement here, but I actually like David Mamet.]
Theatre for Straight Guys.
@Tommmcatt doesn’t mind if he doesn’t make the scene: Maybe that’s it. Maybe I’m not straight enough to like Mamet. That would actually explain a lot.
I see Flying ChainSaw was in charge of the latest poll.
At the rate the ass-hattery is coming out of their mouths, I think this category will have to be renamed “Douchebag of the Morning,” “Douchebag of the Afternoon,” and “Douchebag of the Evening.”
Every straight actor I’ve ever known (and there are at least three, maybe even four) has worshiped Mamet like he was Shakespeare reborn. I find him like late Albee…interesting to watch, good with language, but oddly empty.
My favorite in that vein- maybe becasue I like a surreal touch rather than kitchen-sink realism, is Sam Shephard.
@Tommmcatt doesn’t mind if he doesn’t make the scene: I have a much larger pool from which to pull, I guess (20-30). I’d guess only about half of the straight male actors I know dig Mamet, although I wouldn’t wager on how many dislike him as much as I do.
It’s yet another one of those situations where I’m glad it exists, I’m glad other people like it and do it, just don’t make me do it.
He might just lose me over that.
Sung to the tune of Borat’s “Throw the Jew into the Well”
Throw gays under the bus,
Maybe that will keep the Adkission Brigades at bay.
Throw gays under the bus,
They’re not like you,
They’re not like us.
@JNOV, tommmcatt: Let’s hope this is one of those pro forma briefs the Freds feel they have to file in the course of an action. And remember, tha Eagle is a centrist anyway. Watch our next Republican President Megan McCain make the greatest strides on equality. Nixon to China, etc.
Hey, TC – Mrs RML wondered if you were going out for any events this weekend. Did you friend her on FB?
I think I did.
Yes, we are going crazee this weekend, like every year…it is THE social event of the season, dont’cha know. Dinner, a brunch, the bar, “Wonderland”, sleep for 5 hours, another brunch, the parade, another dinner….then collapse.
@Tommmcatt doesn’t mind if he doesn’t make the scene: Out and about.
@JNOV: You know that filing a motion to dismiss based on the lack of standing is the ultimate punting on the issue move. Shit, the Supremes used that as the excuse for not ruling on the Newdow “under God” in the Pledge case.
Digby weighs in on Breitbart.
@SanFranLefty: I see Flying ChainSaw was in charge of the latest poll.
FCS has carte blanche to poll at will — and yes, the difference his stuff and my dry-as-hardtack versions should be self-evident. (Shout-out to long-deceased Swedish grandfather.)
@Tommmcatt doesn’t mind if he doesn’t make the scene: I understand the Mamet as straight-dude playwright, but I’ve always enjoyed the sheer staccato rhythm of his dialogue, never mind the subject matter.
@JNOV: Alas. Barry has the capacity to be one of the Greats, and he still has plenty of time to make the Pantheon, but he’s off to a very disappointing start. Not that we should be surprised, but still.
@SanFranLefty: @Tommmcatt doesn’t mind if he doesn’t make the scene: I live in a red state. Georgia will go for whichever dumbass the GOP puts up anyway. My vote in ’12 might just go to the ghost of Millard Fillmore.
And I’m in Hopey central here in Southern California.
This second-class-citizen shit is getting real tired, cubby.
You know it!
@Tommmcatt doesn’t mind if he doesn’t make the scene: Also, in teh Brief:
The courts have followed this principle, moreover, in relation to the validity of marriages performed in other States. Both the First and Second Restatements of Conflict of Laws recognize that State courts may refuse to give effect to a marriage, or to certain incidents of a marriage, that contravene the forum State’s policy. See Restatement (First) of Conflict of Laws § 134; Restatement (Second) of Conflict of Laws § 284.5 And the courts have widely held that certain marriages performed elsewhere need not be given effect, because they conflicted with the public policy of the forum. See, e.g., Catalano v. Catalano, 170 A.2d 726, 728-29 (Conn. 1961) (marriage of uncle to niece, “though valid in Italy under its laws, was not valid in Connecticut because it contravened the public policy of th[at] state”); Wilkins v. Zelichowski, 140 A.2d 65, 67-68 (N.J. 1958) (marriage of 16-year-old female held invalid in New Jersey, regardless of validity in Indiana where performed, in light of N.J. policy reflected in statute permitting adult female to secure annulment of her underage marriage); In re Mortenson’s Estate, 316 P.2d 1106 (Ariz. 1957) (marriage of first cousins held invalid in Arizona, though lawfully performed in New Mexico, given Arizona policy reflected in statute declaring such marriages “prohibited and void”).
In other words, Gay Marriage is equal to incest and pederasty.
That ‘kerthunk kerthunk’ you just heard wasn’t just us being thrown under the bus, Odubya has declared full-on war against us gaze.
Odubya “says banning gay marriage is good for the federal budget. Invokes incest and marrying children.”
I nominate Barack Hussein
Odubya Osama Obama for Douchebag of the Day.
Gotta go pull that knife outta my back now.
@Original Andrew: Universal healthcare better be good.
I second that.
@nojo: Better than the under funded, short staffed Indian Health Service?
Is this law thingy as bad as people are saying? I’ve been trying to read it but it’s beyond me. But am I going to have to call the White House?
On more important matters: I like a lot of Mamet’s plays. Glengarry Glen Ross was terrific in its original production. He offers wonderful opportunities for actors if you fit the type. Funny and scary in about equal amounts: a combo I like.
I won’t have time to read it until tonight, but I’ve posted the DOMA filing in a new thread for your vituperative convenience.
@blogenfreude: heh, you and I were on the same wavelength today. Breitbart captured my attention too.
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