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November 12, 2006

Despite Recent Unpleasantness, Saddam Still Popular With Liberals

I won't dirty my blog with video of Bill Mahr, but I do want you to check out this clip, on YouTube. It's called "Farewell to Douchebags," and it's a look back at some faces we've probably seen the last of (or not).

Mahre sets it up by noting how they do the same thing during the Oscars each year, with the dead person reel. Some people inevitably get more applause than others, and sometimes there's an audible pause while people decide how much acclamation to bestow. Mar gives an example "they go, oh DeForest Kelly . . . okay we liked him"

Now watch the video and listen to the hearty applause given at Tom Delay's or Karl Rove's pictures and then compare it to the uncomfortable semi-silence at Saddam Hussein's picture. The audience was like "uh uh do we cheer? oh shit, shit whatdowedo?!" It's liberal brain lock.

h/t SharonCobb

Posted by annika, Nov. 12, 2006 | TrackBack (0)
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Bill Mahr is the "liberal I'd like most to punch."
The studied arrogance mixed with the pseudo-intellectualism make it impossible NOT to want to bitch-slap the no talent ass clown.

Posted by: blu on Nov. 12, 2006

"pseudo-intellectualism"? I guess someone who went to Cornell (ivy league) cannot be an intellectual. He is quite talented by the way. Blu, you might feel the urge to clown him probably because some of his jokes bring truth and humor at the same time - why does that bother you?

Posted by: Derek on Nov. 12, 2006

talk about a smirk. wallace has nothing on this guy.

Posted by: annika on Nov. 12, 2006

Wow! Cornel!! Really? Gee, my opinion of that idiot has really changed now. For now on, I'll just ignore his lame jokes and the ad hominem attacks he substitutes for rational argument.

Tell ya what, Derek, many of us that chime in at Annika's brilliant blog have multiple degrees from prestigious schools. Does that make us intellectuals?

And what really bothers me is that Mahr is, at best, a second-rate humorist and certainly no more than a third-rate "intellectual," who pretends to be both and then demands to be taken seriously by those who call him on his sophistry -his nice little BA from an "Ivy League" school notwithstanding.

BTW, Al Franken went to even a better school (Harvard), and he's an even bigger idiot. (And, though it might seem improbable, even less funny.)

Posted by: blu on Nov. 12, 2006


I just think you wish you could crack wise and in poor humor on TV and this is all sour grapes. Go tell Moxie how her Cornell degree is no better than Mr. Mahr's.

I think he is pretty funny and usually watch and get a few good laughs notwithstanding his smirk, smarm and the clear appreciation he has for himself.

Posted by: Strawman on Nov. 13, 2006

Yo he's datin superhead yo

Posted by: Scof on Nov. 13, 2006

"notwithstanding his smirk, smarm and the clear appreciation he has for himself."

True dat....

Posted by: blu on Nov. 13, 2006

Actually, Straw, instead of watching trash like Mahr, you should check out Andy Garcia's "The Lost City" and get an artistic glimpse of the terror imposed by your heroes in Cuba.

Posted by: blu on Nov. 13, 2006


First off, Andy Garcia is an unwatchable actor. Skin crawlingly bad.

In spite of that i did see, I think, most or part of Lost City. I thought it just another personal ax to grind lament by the deposed gentry who really only care for rights with regard to earning money but couch their displeasure with socialism in terms of the human spirit. Basically the same bullshit that our govt. always uses when it is itching to depose a government that is leaving the sphere of Capitalism i.e. Nicaragua, Chile, Cuba, Iraq, etc. We don't differentiate fascist from communist. If they have declared themselves to be in the other camp, the camp that denies the establishment of sweat shops, bottling plants for coke or Pepsi, extractors etc. and generally refuses to allow their population to be exploited and their terrain to be raped for the profit of off-shore partners then they become enemies of democracy. Look how well Nigeria is doing with all their oil wealth. Manly of Jamaica was declared a commie because he wouldn’t let the bauxite extractors run roughshod. Cuba would be in the same shape if not for the revolution. Gambling, prostitution, organized crime, tourist trade, hotel workers, peasants picking fruit for American growers, oh, and maybe some parliamentary democracy that had no commitment to governing for the people.

Posted by: Strawman on Nov. 13, 2006

I love baiting you into defending those murderous thugs. Reminds folks how truly unhinged your politics are.

The film was fair to the history. It showed Batista and his allies for the thugs they were; but then went on to show how much worse off Cuba and its people were/are once Che and his butchers started with their "ends justify the means" insanity. Aside from that, though, the film was a vehicle to show people the beauty of Cuban music.

Posted by: blu on Nov. 13, 2006


Would you not call Iraq "ends justify the means" insanity??

Posted by: Strawman on Nov. 13, 2006


The applause meter thing with Rove and DeBug is quite right if you sit and think carefully. Of the three Saddam did the least damage to America.

Posted by: Strawman on Nov. 13, 2006

I think you incorrectly assume that the typical Mar audience has the same capacity for rational thought that you do, Straw.

Posted by: annika on Nov. 13, 2006

I riPed ofF All my pewbick hairs with my bear hands after reEding that up abbove..

Posted by: Spanky on Nov. 13, 2006


If you can't see the difference between enslaving people under the yoke of totalitarianism and delivering them from it, then you're a moral neophyte.

Posted by: blu on Nov. 13, 2006


The only problem with your rejoinder is that NOBODY has been delivered from tyranny and the price for delivering NOBODY has been very high. We have been throwing lead lifesavers to people that were still swimming.

Posted by: Strawman on Nov. 14, 2006

Yeah, the non-Sunnis in the Sadaam era weren't under tyranny. May I suggest, perhaps, I history book. Or maybe a talk with anybody that managed to escape Sadaam's Iraq. It's one thing to complain about the U.S. war strategy and offer a critique of the current DEMOCRATICALLY elected government in Iraq; it's quite another to re-write history.

Posted by: blu on Nov. 14, 2006

Too bad Bill Maher wasn't on his own list.

Posted by: Meth Addiction on Nov. 14, 2006

Best comment thus far, Meth.

Posted by: blu on Nov. 14, 2006

We've thrown everybody into a caldron of chaos, fear and insecurity and have no idea how to set it straight. No fucking idea. Oh, they voted so they can go to their graves licking blue fingers. Sounds like 72 virgins to me.

Posted by: Strawman on Nov. 19, 2006