Weekly Standard Shuts Down

There's a lot of whining by NeverTrumpers that this is terrible because we need dissenting voices in media, and the closing of the Weekly Standard means that we must all "kneel" to one rich arrogant man's ego.

Well, you know who might agree with that? Lee Smith, who was fired -- purged -- from The Weekly Standard last October immediately having offered them an article exposing FusionGPS, the firm that Bill Kristol hired to try to take out Trump and Cruz, for those who like to forget that last name.

I know a lot of NeverTrumpers pretend they were Cruz supporters but funny, when I was supporting Cruz, I didn't see them anywhere near me. They were taking snarky shots at Cruz and seemed to be rather enamored of Ruuuuubioooo.

Anyway, Lee Smith offered a rich (well, at least he lives richly off other people's money) arrogant man whose ego cannot bear to hear any dissenting voices a story about the company he paid (or rather, used his donors' money to pay) for dirt on Trump and Cruz, and was canned.

I have repeatedly brought this up and I have not seen a single NeverTrumper, or one of the people eulogizing this magazine which supposedly fostered a spirit of contrarianism and dissent, so much as mention it, let alone condemn it.

So to all of those Weekly Standard people upset about losing your jobs -- Lee Smith lost his job last Christmas (he was fired in October, but generously paid through Christmas), and none of you said a goddamn thing.

If you want some advice on how to recover from an unexpected firing, write me and I'll give you his email; he went through all this (and is still going through some of this) himself. Maybe he can help.

So spare me. As usual, you're all in favor of deplatforming and scalphunting, so long as it's people you don't like being deplatformed and scalphunted.

Another claim being made is that there were buyers but mean old Clarity Media put an end to that.

The grossly fat John Podhoretz, for example, wrote "There were buyers. Potential buyers." But he claimed that the search party for buyers was told to stand down in September.

So that Clarity Media could strip The Weekly Standard for the few assets it had which were actually valuable, like its subscriber list.

Dealing with this one at a time:

Obviously, potential buyers are not actual buyers. Or we'd just say "buyers." So once again, we have a cuck claiming that there were "buyers" but then when you ask, "so why was it not bought?," they start talking about potential buyers.

Well, Kurt Schlichter is a potential buyer. So are commenters here, who talked about putting together an IndieGoGo buyout fund.

But none of this is serious, is it?

Furthermore, Hayes and his search party were permitted to seek buyers for months, and found none. Further beyond that, whether or not they stop actively looking, People have known that TWS was buyable since the search began. They could have made offers at any time.

They didn't. Because there are no buyers. Just... potential buyers.

Lastly, this shit about Clarity wanting to shut down an unprofitable, money-losing biilionaire's vanity project and recover something valuable from it:

When you decide to rely upon the kindness and generosity of a billionaire donor, and are not actually profitable -- when your "business model" is to be a charity forever -- well, sorry, but that means you have an Audience of One. If Phil Anchultz thought that his Vanity Project was no longer boosting his vanity, because, let's say, it was a moribund, low-influence afterthought, well, you lost your audience of one.

You were being kept afloat to make his estimation of himself larger; if you produced dreck, and precious little of it to boot, that's on you.

Next, and finally: This idea that if the rest of the magazine is failing and valueless, but one aspect of it has value (the subscriber list), then it is immoral and terrible to "strip" the company for its "assets:"

Isn't this part of the cycle of creative destruction of capitalism you defend and claim is central to conservative identitarianism? Wasn't the candidate you loved in 2012, Mitt Romney, a practitioner of just this sort of wring-inefficiencies-out-of-the-market-by-breaking-down-nonperforming-companies-and-selling-their-useful-parts capitalism?

You're not very good capitalists if you suddenly start whining "Oh no, capitalistic profit-seeking and inefficiency-eliminating hurts when it happens to you! No fair, no fair! Make the bad men stop!"

You guys can't talk like Gordon Gecko when it's someone else getting a pink slip but then whine like Michael Moore when it's you.

There are bad guys here -- but they're not Clarity Media, who kept this sinking ship afloat with bales of money for a long time.

The bad guys here are the ones who purged dissenting voices, spiked any story that wasn't explicitly anti-Trump, resulting in a relatively low amount of product on offer and usually the same repetitious product again and again and again (Jeryl Bier's 6000th toss-off "column" on how Trump coarsens civic dialogue! YAYYY!!), and refused Larry O'Connor's common-sense recommendation to have some stories that actually commented on current news to increase traffic (and oh yeah -- he got fired too, because Steve Hayes was too good for "clickservatism").

Steve Hayes kept the august Weekly Standard completely free of clickbait headlines.



Steve Hayes, the brave warrior at the gates saying "NO" to thuggish "clickservatism"

And oh yeah, the magazine also constantly baited and insulted Trump voters, also known as 88% of the GOP and 75% of the Weekly Standard's former subscriber base.

And oh -- staffers participating in what sure looked like a paid political operation against Salena Zito -- an actual colleague of the Weekly Standard (well, a fellow employee of Clarity Media, at the Examiner). Apparently for daring to be not explicitly anti-Trump.

That was swell.

Did Jim Swift receive discipline for participating in the coordinated political hit on a colleague? Or was he permitted to do it by his supervisors?

Or was he... ordered to do it?

Who knows. There are so many Pierre Omidyar-funded ops going it's hard to keep track of them all.

And oh right -- nearing the end, the sudden zealotry with which the Weekly Standard's staffers defended the honor of George Soros, accusing his critics of being antisemites.

Say, doesn't he have a lot of money he's willing to fund anti-conservative ventures with? He does? Wow, what a coincidence that at the end, the Weekly Standard turned into George Soros' PR firm.

And oh yeah: Going on an expensive hiring spree -- landing the scary talents of THE Charlie Sykes, for example -- while the magazine was already melting down financially.

He had three wives and nearly as many fans.

Take ownership of your failure, Bill, Steve, and John. You put people out of work for Christmas through a combination of ego, obsession, and heedless incompetence so rank it reaches the levels of true immorality.

One final voyage, into irrelevancy

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 12:21 PM




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1 Happy day!

Posted by: Flyguy at December 14, 2018 12:22 PM (t+zXk)

2 They truly cucked up didn't they...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 14, 2018 12:23 PM (Wkm6f)

3 Ahoy!

Posted by: Average Guy at December 14, 2018 12:24 PM (KqRop)

4 The Trump Curse is real.

Posted by: Jmel at December 14, 2018 12:25 PM (OeWgo)

5
Carlos? Sleeem to none...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 14, 2018 12:25 PM (/9p9e)

6 Capitalism wins again!

Posted by: Someguy at December 14, 2018 12:25 PM (h5Df3)

7 *swings crosshairs to National Review*

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 14, 2018 12:25 PM (4ErVI)

8 Ace - per Emerald Robinson. National Review was getting Google money, too.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 14, 2018 12:25 PM (W+vEI)

9 "thoughtful" conservative is the same as "compassionate" conservative.

No matter what word you append to the ideology, it really just means "Not"

Posted by: Kramer at December 14, 2018 12:25 PM (KUaJL)

10 So did Capt. Billi Krystal Magnum sink with his cruise ship clutching a portrait of Cruz? And what did the band play?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 14, 2018 12:25 PM (Wkm6f)

11 What went wrong, they wondered?

Posted by: HA at December 14, 2018 12:25 PM (MAstk)

12 " They were taking snarky shots at Cruz and seemed to be rather enamored of Ruuuuubioooo."

Marco's garbage is pretty alluring.

Rawwwr.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ho Ho Ho! Red Faced Rants are In at The Outrage Outlet! at December 14, 2018 12:25 PM (hLRSq)

13 With Bill Kristol's qualifications would have no trouble finding a top-flight job in either the food service or housekeeping industries.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at December 14, 2018 12:25 PM (gA69l)

14 @Emerald Robinson

"It looks like conservative mag National Review was taking Google cash too. To suppress conservative speech on social media. Was this something that @NRO donors and contributors knew was taking place? Let's ask @JonahNRO @DavidAFrench and others today."

Posted by: Lizzy at December 14, 2018 12:26 PM (W+vEI)

15 Wow Ace didn't hold back anything did he?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at December 14, 2018 12:26 PM (JUOKG)

16 Is this going to impact the Spring cruise schedule?

Posted by: Lurky McLurker at December 14, 2018 12:26 PM (Ttdys)

17 I thought that Bill Krystol and everyone over at the WS should be rejoicing in Charity Media exercising it's constitutional rights to run it's business the way it sees fit. That's all he seems to talk about when it's any other business.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 14, 2018 12:26 PM (KUaJL)

18 Fvck. Does this mean the Cruise is off?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2018 12:27 PM (aA3+G)

19 Lol, this is why I come to this site.

Posted by: Shtetl G at December 14, 2018 12:27 PM (16cUT)

20 But where will we get our instructions at the end of a wagging finger to capitulate to the Left's latest demands?

Oh where?

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/c] at December 14, 2018 12:27 PM (ZejZP)

21 That, Mr. Ace, is a grand defense of actual capitalism.

Shorter version: if people liked your shit they would buy it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2018 12:28 PM (fuK7c)

22 >>8 Ace - per Emerald Robinson. National Review was getting Google money, too.


WOW

Posted by: ace at December 14, 2018 12:28 PM (PbpT7)

23 "Attention passengers, this is your Captain speaking. Captain Krystol. We have been forced to run aground and the chocolate waterfall on the Lipo Deck has been turned off for your safety. Don't panic!"

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 14, 2018 12:28 PM (Wkm6f)

24 Y'all should be ashamed. Now Bill Krystol can only afford to give his wife's boyfriend the basic model cock ring for christmas.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 14, 2018 12:28 PM (KUaJL)

25 Where can I go to see the Cruise Details Coming Soon" banner?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at December 14, 2018 12:28 PM (gA69l)

26 Capitalism is fun until it happens to you, they whine.

Eff them. Welcome to the real world.

Posted by: Adorably Categorically Deplorable at December 14, 2018 12:29 PM (6FY0P)

27 An odd intersection where bailout could mean a literal sinking ship or an influx of cash.

Posted by: Flyguy at December 14, 2018 12:29 PM (t+zXk)

28 >>The fall of the Weekly Standard is also about the marginalization of thoughtful conservative opinion


But, definitely NOT about a product nobody wants to buy.

Posted by: garrett at December 14, 2018 12:29 PM (+CNzG)

29 Anyone remember Walter Winchell? I don't because he pretty much operated and died before my time, but I've read about him from time to time.

In his wiki Larry King says at the end of his Winchell was reduced to making copies of his schtick and handed them out on street corners. I'd like to see the same thing happen to Kristol. Just totally discredited.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at December 14, 2018 12:30 PM (4ErVI)

30 Corgis called

Posted by: rickb223 at December 14, 2018 12:30 PM (EdhH3)

31 A notable man once said; ye reap as ye sow.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 14, 2018 12:30 PM (/B2KC)

32 >>You guys can't talk like Gordon Gecko when it's someone else getting a pink slip but then whine like Michael Moore when it's you.




^^^^THIS x1000

Posted by: Lizzy at December 14, 2018 12:30 PM (W+vEI)

33 At least I still have the Bulwark, a raft as seaworthy as any other!

Posted by: Kruise Dinghy Kaptain Kristol at December 14, 2018 12:30 PM (tYPH9)

34 Call it "Kristol-naught."

Posted by: Qoheleth at December 14, 2018 12:30 PM (fD23g)

35 The Weekly Standard's circulation was smaller than Model Railroader.


I love saying that. I would love to say that to Cap'n Bill.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ho Ho Ho! Red Faced Rants are In at The Outrage Outlet! at December 14, 2018 12:30 PM (hLRSq)

36 NRO next? Though in some ways it would be sad to see Buckley's vision die forever, it hasn't really been the magazine he started for at least a decade.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 12:30 PM (oZ6kz)

37 "I have repeatedly brought this up and I have not seen a single NeverTrumper, or one of the people eulogizing this magazine which supposedly fostered a spirit of contrarianism and dissent, so much as mention it, let alone condemn it."

Yup. That's it in a nutshell. "Smoking gun? WHAT smoking gun!?!"

Twelve years ago it was always "Buuuush!" Now it's "Truuump" or "Russiaaaa!"

They don't even change their playbook, confident - rightly so - that most Americans are too dumb or disengaged to notice.

Posted by: RobM1981 at December 14, 2018 12:30 PM (OB0vF)

38 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Posted by: Dangerously Cheesey at December 14, 2018 12:30 PM (Ai1hj)

39 Clarity Media said everybody had to leave Standard by 5, and didn't provide boxes for people to put their stuff in.

-- John Podhertz tweet

Posted by: rd at December 14, 2018 12:31 PM (fc49N)

40 Weekly Standard Shuts Down

I shall shed precisely zero tears.

I can only hope National Review won't be far behind.

Posted by: DocJ at December 14, 2018 12:31 PM (NYS7S)

41
TWS staffers and columnists, now fired:

"OMG, our heads are chock full of weighty thoughts that we can no longer express for filthy lucre!

Our heads are going to 'splode!"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 14, 2018 12:31 PM (pNxlR)

42 "It Will Be a Great Day When Thought Leaders Get ALL the Money They Need and The Pentagon Needs to Hold a Bake Sale to Buy a Bomber"

Posted by: garrett at December 14, 2018 12:31 PM (+CNzG)

43 It has never been said more truthfully:

Good riddance to bad rubbish

Posted by: Methos at December 14, 2018 12:31 PM (kOpft)

44 Ding dong! The witch is dead!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 14, 2018 12:31 PM (EdhH3)

45 They were taking snarky shots at Cruz and seemed to be rather enamored of Ruuuuubioooo.

-----

Now he don't even know my na-a-a-a-ame
But I think he likes me just the same

Ru Ru Rubio....

oh oh oh !!


~Capn Cuck

Posted by: fixerupper at December 14, 2018 12:31 PM (8XRCm)

46 The Trump Curse Part # I Can't Count That High

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 12:32 PM (oZ6kz)

47 **Best Seinfeld voice**

Well. That's a shame.

Posted by: Eustace Haverkamp at December 14, 2018 12:32 PM (JZMRD)

48 We need a live web-cam feed of the building to watch all these useless twats decamp.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 14, 2018 12:32 PM (Wkm6f)

49 I'm not sure I know a single person that genuinely supported Ted Cruz in the primary, it was more like a "maybe we nominate Cruz and somehow we'll get a do-over?"

I don't think Cruz would have won, but he was about as doctrinaire as a conservative could be. I'd love to know the reasons in an alternate universe for why NeverTrump would have become NeverCruz. Too religious?

Posted by: Blago at December 14, 2018 12:32 PM (UfkIY)

50 Whoa. Margins blown.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 14, 2018 12:32 PM (EdhH3)

51 I like Eric Felten over there. The rest can pound sand. Felten seems legit, and he wrote a very good book about cocktails some years back. Recommend it.

Posted by: McNease at December 14, 2018 12:32 PM (09tFn)

52 25 Where can I go to see the Cruise Details Coming Soon" banner?
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at December 14, 2018 12:28 PM (gA69l)

twscruise.com

But be aware, space is awfully limited here on board my new 'cruise liner'.

Posted by: Kruise Dinghy Kaptain Kristol at December 14, 2018 12:32 PM (tYPH9)

53 For Bill Kristol,

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jsaTElBljOE

Posted by: rd at December 14, 2018 12:32 PM (fc49N)

54 I was going to make a joke about the Fall of the House of Krystol, but when I went and looked up at the text, I literally only had to substitute "Krystol" for "Usher" and nothing else:

"DURING the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country; and at length found myself, as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Krystol. I know not how it was --but, with the first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded my spirit. I say insufferable; for the feeling was unrelieved by any of that half-pleasurable, because poetic, sentiment, with which the mind usually receives even the sternest natural images of the desolate or terrible. I looked upon the scene before me --upon the mere house, and the simple landscape features of the domain --upon the bleak walls --upon the vacant eye-like windows --upon a few rank sedges --and upon a few white trunks of decayed trees --with an utter depression of soul which I can compare to no earthly sensation more properly than to the after-dream of the reveller upon opium --the bitter lapse into everyday life --the hideous dropping off of the veil."

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 14, 2018 12:32 PM (KUaJL)

55 It will be interesting to see where these conservative thought leaders end up.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2018 12:32 PM (/tuJf)

56
-- John Podhertz tweet


Doff your pants, tie the legs together and take out your precious stuff in that improvised sack, Pod-person.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 14, 2018 12:33 PM (pNxlR)

57 Though in some ways it would be sad to see Buckley's vision die forever,
it hasn't really been the magazine he started for at least a decade.


William F Buckley? You mean they guy who gleefully took credit for, in his mind, pushing those icky Birchers out of respectable "conservatism"? You mean that William F Buckley?

The current NRO is a hell of a lot closer to his vision than many want to admit.

Posted by: DocJ at December 14, 2018 12:33 PM (NYS7S)

58 39
Clarity Media said everybody had to leave Standard by 5, and didn't provide boxes for people to put their stuff in.



-- John Podhertz tweet

Posted by: rd at December 14, 2018 12:31 PM (fc49N)

Everybody knew this was happening today. Why didn't you bring your own fucking box?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 14, 2018 12:33 PM (CQ3Qb)

59 The fall of the Weekly Standard is also about the marginalization of thoughtful conservative opinion

...by the Weekly Standard.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 14, 2018 12:33 PM (0tfLf)

60 I dance on their fucking grave.

Posted by: steevy at December 14, 2018 12:33 PM (BXMxN)

61
55 It will be interesting to see where these conservative thought leaders end up.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2018 12:32 PM (/tuJf)


Kap'n Billy's Discount Beejer and Hot Pockets Shoppe

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 14, 2018 12:34 PM (pNxlR)

62 So that Clarity Media could strip The Weekly Standard for the few assets it had which were actually valuable, like its subscriber list.

GTFO. The idea that the WS has a subscriber list that is terribly valuable is laughable. How many individual subscribers did it even have at the end?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 14, 2018 12:34 PM (iys0/)

63 Felten seems legit, and he wrote a very good book about cocktails some years back.


How do you write a good book about cocktails?

"Take good liquor. Don't mix it with anything."

How do you stretch that into book length?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2018 12:34 PM (fuK7c)

64 We need more picture of Bill Kristol. In the fetal position. On the floor. Sucking his thumb. With a thorazine drip.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 14, 2018 12:34 PM (H7LIz)

65 It'd take a heart of stone not to whip your dick out and beat it at the news of TWS's demise.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at December 14, 2018 12:34 PM (wCmLp)

66 60 I dance on their fucking grave.
Posted by: steevy at December 14, 2018 12:33 PM (BXMxN)


Empty my bowels.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 14, 2018 12:34 PM (/9p9e)

67 >>Clarity Media said everybody had to leave Standard by 5, and didn't provide boxes for people to put their stuff in.

-- John Podhertz tweet





Oh. boo hoo. At least they had forewarning that Friday was axe day. Do any of them even still have personal stuff at the office?

Posted by: Lizzy at December 14, 2018 12:34 PM (W+vEI)

68 It will be interesting to see where these conservative thought leaders end up.


Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2018 12:32 PM

---

cnn and msnbc is my guess.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at December 14, 2018 12:34 PM (JUOKG)

69 How do you stretch that into book length?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2018 12:34 PM (fuK7c)

Large font and lots of pictures.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 14, 2018 12:34 PM (KUaJL)

70 Clarity Media said everybody had to leave Standard by 5, and didn't provide boxes for people to put their stuff in.



-- John Podhertz tweet

Posted by: rd at December 14, 2018 12:31 PM (fc49N)

-------


And THAT .... boys and girls..... is how you can tell they are REALLY Democrats.

Stand around, waiting for somebody else to solve their problems.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 14, 2018 12:35 PM (8XRCm)

71 Air America/National Review. Really, what's the difference? Same unsellable message.

Posted by: kathysaysso at December 14, 2018 12:35 PM (vkS2Z)

72 To celebrate I'm leaving on a cruise next week. Ahoy.

Posted by: utleyyatm at December 14, 2018 12:35 PM (ahKXy)

73
Everybody knew this was happening today. Why didn't you bring your own fucking box?
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 14, 2018 12:33 PM (CQ3Qb)


In his heart of hearts, he's a gubmint hind tit kind of guy.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 14, 2018 12:35 PM (pNxlR)

74 I agree. The Horde should buy this business just for the cruises!!

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at December 14, 2018 12:35 PM (2sCft)

75 Scene: Kristol saunters onto the balcony gracing the third floor office from which he guided the SS Weekly Standard. Firmly grasping the iron railing, wincing slightly as his soft yet feminine palms encounter a slight imperfection in the railing, he nevertheless squares his shoulders and, softly then, voice slowly gathering strength, he sings:

"Don't cry for me, Weekly Standard,

"Though the rest of you have nowhere to go..

"I am well looked after, and will carry on....

After this magnificent display of firm courage in the face of adversity, Mr. Kristol bows, turns and wanders back into his office, firmly closing the specially manufactured French Doors behind him, one last time.

Fade to black.

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at December 14, 2018 12:35 PM (qC1Sy)

76 Uh, no one is stopping their voices from being heard. They can still write.

They are bitching that they will no longer get PAID to be a gadfly.

They can open their own webpage. Hell, its super easy, barely an inconvenience.

And I'm sure they'd be welcome on Face Book.

They are bitching that now THEIR voices are the exact same as ours, the normal public... ie that they won't get paid, and have access to a Megaphone to MAKE people listen to them.

Posted by: Don Q at December 14, 2018 12:35 PM (NgKpN)

77 Take it from an experienced publisher, they failed because the easy access to cuck pron on the internet.

Posted by: Zombie Hugh Hefner at December 14, 2018 12:35 PM (mL2Eq)

78 #twoweeks

Time it will take William Krystol to become a hobo pelt harvested by Ace.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 14, 2018 12:35 PM (Wkm6f)

79 25 Where can I go to see the Cruise Details Coming Soon" banner?
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at December 14, 2018 12:28 PM (gA69l)

Right here...

http://www.twscruise.com/

Posted by: Taco Shack at December 14, 2018 12:35 PM (C+qQ0)

80 55 It will be interesting to see where these conservative thought leaders end up.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2018 12:32 PM



I hear the Battleboro Tattler is hiring.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 14, 2018 12:35 PM (0tfLf)

81 It would have been interesting to see Buckley s reaction to Trump. Telling also.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 14, 2018 12:35 PM (/B2KC)

82 GTFO. The idea that the WS has a subscriber list
that is terribly valuable is laughable. How many individual subscribers
did it even have at the end?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 14, 2018 12:34 PM (iys0/)

The list of cancelled subs is more valuable than the list of active ones.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 14, 2018 12:36 PM (CQ3Qb)

83 Buh bye!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 14, 2018 12:36 PM (so+oy)

84 And, as I am sure someone has already said, maybe these goldbrickers should learn to code.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 14, 2018 12:36 PM (iys0/)

85 The current NRO is a hell of a lot closer to his vision than many want to admit.
Posted by: DocJ

______________

I definitely think you could make a case WFB would be NeverTrump if he was around today. At least in a Charles Krauthammer sort of way,

I like him like still, but he was really big on winning the "right way" with Republicans always using their salad forks, etc.

Posted by: Blago at December 14, 2018 12:36 PM (UfkIY)

86 Dear Billy:
You knew I was a bitch when you started to date me.
Love and Kisses,

Karma

Posted by: Archer at December 14, 2018 12:36 PM (gmo/4)

87 Crap, did I just blow the margins?

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at December 14, 2018 12:36 PM (qC1Sy)

88 Whoa. Fucking savage.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2018 12:36 PM (NWiLs)

89 You mean they guy who gleefully took credit for, in his mind, pushing those icky Birchers out of respectable "conservatism"?


Wow. That is an Ancient Grudge.

Me people spoke of it around the campfires but none were alive who had lived through it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2018 12:36 PM (fuK7c)

90 I know a lot of NeverTrumpers pretend they were Cruz supporters but funny, when I was supporting Cruz, I didn't see them anywhere near me.

The only one I can recall offhand who actually supported Cruz was Nordlinger. He actually chided Mona for living in "a Marco centric universe." I was surprised at just how completely NT he went.

I know the rest of the NRO #NT brigade were either hot for Dondi or flirting with someone else. I know Goldberg was very critical of Ted until he had to grit his teeth and pretend to back him. And he didn't even hide his dismay at that.

Maybe French was pro-Cruz. I don't remember.

I do recall pointing out that, after endorsing Cruz, they didn't run any articles making a case for him. I got a ton of upvotes, but they still were clearly lukewarm.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 14, 2018 12:36 PM (VaN/j)

91 Everybody knew this was happening today. Why didn't you bring your own fucking box?
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans


He was waiting for a donor to provide an empty soap-box.

Posted by: weft cut-loop[/c] at December 14, 2018 12:36 PM (ZejZP)

92 i shouldn't be this way but, i would like too see kristol in an ill fitting trechcoat, pushing a three wheeled shopping cart on a sidewalk in the ghetto of vegas. the cart is filled with a squeegee, a bucket of stale piss, and a transgendered coyote. fuck that fat, greasy slob.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2018 12:37 PM (KP5rU)

93 >>Kap'n Billy's Discount Beejer and Hot Pockets Shoppe

>>cnn and msnbc is my guess.

Probably more likely than Breitbart or The Federalist.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 14, 2018 12:37 PM (/tuJf)

94 >>>-- John Podhertz tweet

That fat sack of fat is sitting on money for his "charity." Pays himself like 300K per year. Why doesn't he buy TWS?

Or is he yet another 'potential' buyer?

Posted by: ace at December 14, 2018 12:37 PM (PbpT7)

95 With all those experts in economic theory, foreign affairs and trade, international business administration and
management, with their elite Beltway connections, billionaire backers
and superior understanding of "how the world works"...



Not one could save a silly little newpaper?

Posted by: mikeyG at December 14, 2018 12:37 PM (LL1Be)

96 "William F Buckley? You mean they guy who gleefully took credit for, in his mind, pushing those icky Birchers out of respectable "conservatism"? You mean that William F Buckley?

The current NRO is a hell of a lot closer to his vision than many want to admit.

Posted by: DocJ at December 14, 2018 12:33 PM (NYS7S) "

Yes, I mean the man whose actual principled conservatism inspired multiple generations. But keep re-litigating the John Birch Society, because the way we beat the left is by fighting battles from the 1960's.

And there's a difference between deplatforming and disassociation.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 12:37 PM (oZ6kz)

97
87 Crap, did I just blow the margins?
Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at December 14, 2018 12:36 PM (qC1Sy)


Sooo satisfying!

* lights up a smoke *

-- the margins

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 14, 2018 12:37 PM (pNxlR)

98 What does a writer for like National Review or Weekly Standard actually make a year?

Posted by: Blago at December 14, 2018 12:37 PM (UfkIY)

99
Kar-ma' - (n) - pronounced "Bwahahahahahahahahaha"

Posted by: fixerupper at December 14, 2018 12:38 PM (8XRCm)

100 The Trump effect claims another victim.

Another one bites the dust ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 14, 2018 12:38 PM (YqDXo)

101 Bon Voyage, Bill Kristol.

And don't come back.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 14, 2018 12:38 PM (UnA8+)

102 70 Clarity Media said everybody had to leave Standard by 5, and didn't provide boxes for people to put their stuff in.



-- John Podhertz tweet

Posted by: rd at December 14, 2018 12:31 PM (fc49N)

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And THAT .... boys and girls..... is how you can tell they are REALLY Democrats.

Stand around, waiting for somebody else to solve their problems.
Posted by: fixerupper at December 14, 2018 12:35 PM (8XRCm

Great observation. They KNEW the company was probably going to close, but didn't bring any boxes to pack their own stuff up?

Yet want to tell us how to run the country?

This is like Jordan Petersons' Clean your room stuff. It you can't handle simple things in life, you certainly should not be telling the rest of the world how WE should do stuff.

Posted by: Don Q at December 14, 2018 12:38 PM (NgKpN)

103 My thoughtful True Conservative piece:

ORANGE MAN BAD
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Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 14, 2018 12:38 PM (+y/Ru)

104 lol...the ship's horn never gets old. Wait! If TWS goes under, and there are no more cruises, will the horn fall out of use!?!?

Posted by: Grimaldi at December 14, 2018 12:38 PM (3MG/9)

105 It would seem to me that CON-servatism was largely a racket and has been revealed to be so by a former Democrat billionaire playboy....


And I will rehash something I wrote earlier that succinctly illustrates that....


Watched an exchange between Kevin "California Dreaming" McCarthy and Steny Hoyer and I got to say Steny Hoyer got right to the nub of it and showed McCarthy and the GOP to be the useless piles of dog shit we knew them to be.


They are arguing over border wall funding and McCarthy was haranging Hoyer over funding and Hoyer quite rightly said, to parapharse...


Hey dip shit, you've got 240 members you need 214 to pass a bill, why don't you guys proposes a bill and pass it and stop this bullshit game.


McCarthy meekly said, well I hope you guys understand how hard it is to govern when you take over.


I fucking did a spit take of my coffee when that stupid mother fucker said that.


I'm pretty sure the Donks will have no trouble at all coming up with 214 votes for anything and everything they want.


The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit....


and an illegitimate political party to boot.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 14, 2018 12:38 PM (qxq6t)

106 @58

Of course those folks had never heard the saying : the failure on your part doesn't constitute an emergency on our part.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2018 12:38 PM (aA3+G)

107
int main () {
std::cout << "Hello Shipmates! ";
std::cout << "Welcome Aboard";
}

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 14, 2018 12:38 PM (jYje5)

108 I've saved a seat for you, Mr. Kristol!

Posted by: Francesco Schettino at the Shit Captain's Bar at December 14, 2018 12:39 PM (sZRzw)

109 Fvck. Does this mean the Cruise is off?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 14, 2018 12:27 PM (aA3+G)

Cruise has always been a bit off. Scientology does that to a person.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2018 12:39 PM (fDU8w)

110 I just heard that Bill Kristol is sitting on the floor of the entrance to the L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station with a wool blanket, empty coffee cup and sign that reads "Looking for Some Kindness".

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 14, 2018 12:39 PM (H7LIz)

111 Enjoy your laugh you peasant morons for my newest venture is sure to be a success!

Posted by: Capt Kristol`s Aral Sea Cruise Line at December 14, 2018 12:39 PM (yhf6w)

112 98 What does a writer for like National Review or Weekly Standard actually make a year?
Posted by: Blago at December 14, 2018 12:37 PM (UfkIY)
------------

After today, $0?

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at December 14, 2018 12:39 PM (qC1Sy)

113 This is the best obituary I've ever read.

Posted by: Scott at December 14, 2018 12:39 PM (QvuuX)

114
Maybe French was pro-Cruz. I don't remember.


Could not have been. He's a medieval philosopher, donchano (at least his twitter avatar is)?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 14, 2018 12:39 PM (pNxlR)

115 Wait, I thought something bad was going to happen today?

Posted by: Tim at December 14, 2018 12:40 PM (omWcu)

116 Scene from Titanic, replace Leonardo's face with Krystol's as he freezes to death.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 14, 2018 12:40 PM (Wkm6f)

117 They were giving the WS away in DC. At my job, we used to 2 free copies with our Friday newspapers and they mostly went straight to the trash. Good grief, not even Politico does that anymore.

Posted by: Wendy at December 14, 2018 12:40 PM (bpemY)

118 Fuck those backstabbing Vichy Conservative finks. Weekly Standard took way too long to die. Next, National Review. It is profoundly embarrassing to admit I had a subscription to that symbol of failure when I was a senior in high school.
While I'm at it, come join the Ace of Spades Moron Horde on Gab, the social media that doesn't purge conservatives: https://tinyurl.com/ybxah6js


Posted by: Monty James at December 14, 2018 12:41 PM (Zqz9o)

119 Clarity Media said everybody had to leave Standard by 5, and didn't provide boxes for people to put their stuff in.

-- John Podhertz tweet
Posted by: rd at December 14, 2018 12:31 PM (fc49N)

================

I just laughed my ass off. This is GOLD, Jerry! GOLD!!

Posted by: Eustace Haverkamp at December 14, 2018 12:41 PM (JZMRD)

120 *skims headline* Hahahahahah!!! *gasps for breath* Hahahahahahah!!!
Now to read the post.

Posted by: Jackal at December 14, 2018 12:41 PM (3DJCq)

121 104 lol...the ship's horn never gets old. Wait! If TWS goes under, and there are no more cruises, will the horn fall out of use!?!?

Posted by: Grimaldi at December 14, 2018 12:38 PM



If a ship's horn sounds on the ocean, and there is no one there, does it really make any noise?

Posted by: Diogenes at December 14, 2018 12:41 PM (0tfLf)

122 I definitely think you could make a case WFB would be NeverTrump if he was around today. At least in a Charles Krauthammer sort of way,

I like him like still, but he was really big on winning the "right way" with Republicans always using their salad forks, etc.
Posted by: Blago at December 14, 2018 12:36 PM (UfkIY)


I think he would have opposed Trump during the primary, but grudgingly supported voting for him during the general election, and would have understood why Trump had the support he did.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at December 14, 2018 12:41 PM (wCmLp)

123 The final subscriber list is gold!

It's a list of people who will subscribe to anything and don't pay much attention to results.

Probably mostly Alzheimer's patients and dental offices though.

Posted by: wooga at December 14, 2018 12:41 PM (TmsKM)

124 Well, hope floats so does fat abandon ship Bill and Stephen.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 14, 2018 12:41 PM (nAeGR)

125 " It would have been interesting to see Buckley s reaction to Trump. Telling also.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 14, 2018 12:35 PM (/B2KC) "

I'm sure he'd have started NeverTrump but I think he'd have shifted mid-term. Unlike weak minds like Goldberg and Kristol, he was able to admit when he'd been wrong about things, like admitting he was wrong when he debated Reagan about the Panama Canal Treaty. And he'd have certainly had a field day with the parade of incompetents lining up to try and beat Trump - can you imagine AOC being on Firing Line? Or Beto?

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 12:41 PM (oZ6kz)

126 And there's a difference between deplatforming and disassociation.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 12:37 PM (oZ6kz)


What WFB did to the JBS is, precisely, the 1960's equivalent of "deplatforming". Look, I have no interest in re-litigating the WFB vs. JBS fight. None. I'm only saying that "Saint" (to many people) WFB was every bit the archetype of the NeverTrumpers we find today and to suggest otherwise is kinda nonsense.

Posted by: DocJ at December 14, 2018 12:41 PM (NYS7S)

127 @115


It's early and team Deep State usually waits till 3pm to drop an upper decker.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 14, 2018 12:41 PM (qxq6t)

128 Now, where will I dock my boat?

Posted by: Little Admiral Kristol at December 14, 2018 12:41 PM (vtcmf)

129 I feel bad that I don't feel bad about this. In fact it's schadenbonerific!

Posted by: ShainS -- #WokeStasi Dragnet Survivor at December 14, 2018 12:41 PM (v9uh5)

130 must be devastating for their dozens of subscribers

Posted by: brak at December 14, 2018 12:42 PM (VckGX)

131
98 What does a writer for like National Review or Weekly Standard actually make a year?
Posted by: Blago at December 14, 2018 12:37 PM (UfkIY)


Something on the order of 150 Cleveland steamers...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 14, 2018 12:42 PM (pNxlR)

132 >>I fucking did a spit take of my coffee when that stupid mother fucker said that. Posted by: Kreplach at December 14, 2018 12:38 PM (qxq6t)

Try decaf, torpedo.

Posted by: Zod at December 14, 2018 12:42 PM (Bdeb0)

133 Capt Kristol`s Aral Anal Sea Cruise Line

Fixed for Accuracy

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 14, 2018 12:42 PM (Wkm6f)

134
There's a lot of whining by NeverTrumpers that this is terrible because we need dissenting voices in media, and the closing of the Weekly Standard means that we must all "kneel" to one rich arrogant man's ego.

Well, you know who might agree with that? Lee Smith, who was fired -- purged -- from The Weekly Standard last October immediately having offered them an article exposing FusionGPS, the firm that Bill Kristol hired to try to take out Trump and Cruz, for those who like to forget that last name.



I guess some dissenting voices are more equal than others

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at December 14, 2018 12:42 PM (TAmPV)

135 89 You mean they guy who gleefully took credit for, in his mind, pushing those icky Birchers out of respectable "conservatism"?


Wow. That is an Ancient Grudge.

Me people spoke of it around the campfires but none were alive who had lived through it.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2018 12:36 PM (fuK7c

Well... I was like... 5, but...

Funny how the Bircher's turned out to be right. It was the 60's when Progressives (then communists) started to control school boards and such.

And 50 years later? we see the results.

Posted by: Don Q at December 14, 2018 12:42 PM (NgKpN)

136 [Visualize Julie Andrews spinning as she prepares to sing...]

This is all the f**ks I could give.


I was a charter subscriber to their mag, from day 1. Held my subscription all the way through the '04 election and into Bush's second term.


I think I mostly stopped needing their mag once I discovered the internet was full of places like this one. So Ace, to the extent that subscription loss is the reason their mag closed down, you are at least partially responsible. Pat yourself on the back, fella!

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2018 12:42 PM (a2xio)

137 Yet want to tell us how to run the country?

This is like Jordan Petersons' Clean your room stuff. It you can't handle simple things in life, you certainly should not be telling the rest of the world how WE should do stuff.
Posted by: Don Q at December 14, 2018 12:38 PM (NgKpN)


This.

Actually, the same principle applies to Democrats generally speaking. They're personal train wrecks - as evidenced by, inter alia, all the sexual harassment stuff - and they can't even keep their own party solvent, but are constantly in debt.

Yet they want to run the country.

OK.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 14, 2018 12:42 PM (YqDXo)

138 Actually, the Weekly Standard management has offered to sell boxes to their departing employees - - for $600,000 a box.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 14, 2018 12:42 PM (H7LIz)

139 The faaaaiiiiillll boat
Soon we'll be sailing to bankruptcy
The faaaaiiiiillll boat
We'll be the brokest boat on the sea....

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at December 14, 2018 12:43 PM (RD7QR)

140 Dear Cap'n Billy,

Sorry your sucky magazine sucked.

Regards, etc

Posted by: Roland THTG at December 14, 2018 12:43 PM (88+cf)

141 Was Moe Howard a Russian stooge?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 14, 2018 12:43 PM (aKsyK)

142 Memo to Mr. Kristol:


Please don't think of it as "going out of business," "failure," or "going down with a sinking ship." Think of it instead as "creative destruction," and how the shuttering of The Weekly Standard is a facet of free-market capitalism.

Don't forget to thank Joseph Schumpeter and the Austrian School for these words of comfort. I know I will.

Posted by: Qoheleth at December 14, 2018 12:43 PM (fD23g)

143 Why should clarity provide boxes for these losers? They knew this was coming. Bring a box to work you dumb shit.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 14, 2018 12:43 PM (/B2KC)

144 Maybe TWS can sell their chairs, like sports stadiums do with their seats when a stadium implodes.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at December 14, 2018 12:43 PM (kFnmp)

145 64 We need more picture of Bill Kristol. In the fetal position. On the floor. Sucking his thumb. With a thorazine drip.
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 14, 2018 12:34 PM (H7LIz)

Maybe. But I bet he would still manage to look smug and self-important.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at December 14, 2018 12:43 PM (xPJvm)

146 🚣

Posted by: Kruise Dinghy Kaptain Kristol at December 14, 2018 12:43 PM (tYPH9)

147 Let's all take a moment, and remember the "Weakly Substandard" for what it was.

It was the Playbill for Republican Failure Theater.

Posted by: rd at December 14, 2018 12:43 PM (fc49N)

148 Ok Ace, your post was an epic spanking. Lol...I don't even know where to start, but finishing with a ship horn? Perfect. Thank you. I'll be smiling all day.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 14, 2018 12:44 PM (KTFtO)

149 I'm sure he'd have started NeverTrump but I think he'd have shifted mid-term. Unlike weak minds like Goldberg and Kristol, he was able to admit when he'd been wrong about things, like admitting he was wrong when he debated Reagan about the Panama Canal Treaty. And he'd have certainly had a field day with the parade of incompetents lining up to try and beat Trump - can you imagine AOC being on Firing Line? Or Beto?
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 12:41 PM (oZ6kz)


WFB would have voted for Hillary. Because as we all know, the parties switched positions in the last *cough cough* years ago. So he'd be a Democrat now and would stridently oppose all Trump stands for.

Duh

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 14, 2018 12:44 PM (KUaJL)

150 I will donate boxes for the Weekly Standard employees with their desk clearing.Might have some cat turds in them but still..

Posted by: steevy at December 14, 2018 12:44 PM (BXMxN)

151 >> I just heard that Bill Kristol is sitting on the floor of the entrance to the L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station with a wool blanket, empty coffee cup and sign that reads "Looking for Some Kindness".



Nah, he's already got some cushy think tank position on another Iranian ebay moneybags "Democracy" venture, as do others WS execs, such as Mona Charen.

They'll play the victim today, as if they're hurting as much, or more that the regular folks who got pink-slipped today, but they've already moved on.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 14, 2018 12:44 PM (W+vEI)

152 John Podhoretz and Bill Kristol think they're Ken Griffey, Jr. They really aren't even Dale Berra.

Well, Socrates pointed out that Pericles's sons were nothing much.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 14, 2018 12:44 PM (VaN/j)

153 Old and Busted: 🚢

New Hotness: 🚣

Posted by: Kruise Dinghy Kaptain Kristol at December 14, 2018 12:44 PM (tYPH9)

154 123 The final subscriber list is gold!

It's a list of people who will subscribe to anything and don't pay much attention to results.

Probably mostly Alzheimer's patients and dental offices though.
Posted by: wooga at December 14, 2018 12:41 PM (TmsKM)


The Highlights and Boys Life are better written and more entertaining.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 14, 2018 12:44 PM (/9p9e)

155 This is a sad, sad day for all commie wannabes.

Posted by: Little Admiral Kristol at December 14, 2018 12:45 PM (vtcmf)

156 Funny how the Bircher's turned out to be right. It was the 60's when Progressives (then communists) started to control school boards and such.

And 50 years later? we see the results.
Posted by: Don Q at December 14, 2018 12:42 PM (NgKpN)


They were not only right, but underestimated the peril. Much like Joe McCarthy in both respects. Both had their problems, but ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 14, 2018 12:45 PM (YqDXo)

157
141 Was Moe Howard a Russian stooge?

by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 14, 2018 12:43 PM (aKsyK)


He certainly had a soviet haircut

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at December 14, 2018 12:45 PM (TAmPV)

158 I think he's going to show up on RT.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 14, 2018 12:45 PM (H7LIz)

159 Ace,
You magnificent bastard, you read their magazine!!! and Tweets!!!

Seriously, kudos for your righteous rages.

What most of the right needs to understand is that corporate America is out to destroy them and repopulate the U.S. with a cheaper, more controllable workforce. They ain't your friends and while they may make common cause with the right from time to time on things like taxes, they ultimately despise Average Joe and their demands for ends to corporate welfare, fair trade, controlled immigration, etc.

They are using dark money to buy "conservatives" media and plant "stories" through cutouts like Global Fusion. They institute destruction of institutions like the BSA or churches by threatening to withhold money and investments.

They buy our politicians and promote political apathy as nothing seems to change. They hire shills and trolls through cutouts to promote their sorry asses on social media. Their controlled puppets in the media, think tanks, and academia promote all sorts of corporate welfare in a time of massive debt and deficits along with promoting illegal immigration that makes deficits and debt worse. They are termites undermining the West and its existing peoples to what end, I do not know. But I have my suspicions.

Posted by: depressed onlooker at December 14, 2018 12:45 PM (ROzyM)

160 The problem with the Birchers afaik was when they decided Eisenhower was a communist plant. I think if that sort of thing kept going on the party would've torn itself apart in a fit of paranoia.

Posted by: Someguy at December 14, 2018 12:46 PM (h5Df3)

161 >>What WFB did to the JBS is, precisely, the
1960's equivalent of "deplatforming". Look, I have no interest in
re-litigating the WFB vs. JBS fight. None. I'm only saying that "Saint"
(to many people) WFB was every bit the archetype of the NeverTrumpers we
find today and to suggest otherwise is kinda nonsense. Posted by: DocJ at December 14, 2018 12:41 PM (NYS7S)

Welch wasn't "deplatformed." He was independently wealthy, and had several publications of his own. At the time, National Review wasn't even close to a dominant conteporary social media "platform," and while WFB distanced himself and NR from JBS, it's not as though that completely silenced the Birchers. The comparison simply doesn't hold.

Posted by: Zod at December 14, 2018 12:46 PM (Bdeb0)

162 Funny how the Bircher's turned out to be right. It was the 60's when
Progressives (then communists) started to control school boards and
such


Indeed, it's funny in the "laugh to keep from bawling your f*cking eyes out" way. It's kinda-sorta why I have precisely zero slack to cut NeverTrumpers.

Posted by: DocJ at December 14, 2018 12:46 PM (NYS7S)

163 Ironic how those lamenting the end of TWS on Kristol's Twitter are almost all liberals, with a few "Karma" comments added in.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at December 14, 2018 12:46 PM (kFnmp)

164 I hope they get another job soon just to keep social insecurity afloat for a few more days. But I hope they hate their new job. Drink heavily, it heals ulcers.

Posted by: We made Bill Nye wear the dress, happy now? at December 14, 2018 12:46 PM (1L9V9)

165 Crap, did I just blow the margins?

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at December 14, 2018 12:36 PM (qC1Sy)

It's one thing if the margins are blowing you, but this is definitely gay.

Posted by: mugiwara at December 14, 2018 12:46 PM (B623R)

166 I feel like a good deed would be to put on a MAGA hat and take some bankers boxes over to TWS lobby.

Posted by: blaster at December 14, 2018 12:46 PM (JaLUs)

167 14 @Emerald Robinson

"It looks like conservative mag National Review was taking Google cash too. To suppress conservative speech on social media. Was this something that @NRO donors and contributors knew was taking place? Let's ask @JonahNRO @DavidAFrench and others today."
Posted by: Lizzy at December 14, 2018 12:26 PM (W+vEI)


You'll have to ask later. Right now they're debating whether pumpkin pie counts as pizza.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 14, 2018 12:46 PM (VaN/j)

168 Wow. That is an Ancient Grudge.

Me people spoke of it around the campfires but none were alive who had lived through it.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2018 12:36 PM (fuK7c)

Still a valid one, though. The Birchers were right about Communism infiltrating the USA.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2018 12:47 PM (fDU8w)

169 re 2008ish

to those eaten alive by the beast of housing crisis

"them," get another job you bum"

The,"oh well your job wasn't very important then "

them,"cheaper labor can be found elsewhere, in fact we'll help make sure it is"


us, 'get a job bum"

Posted by: bah. at December 14, 2018 12:47 PM (fE+0o)

170 Europe thought they were importing a cheaper work force from places like Turkey. Look what's happening.

"So do you think you can still control them?"

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 14, 2018 12:47 PM (Wkm6f)

171 "What WFB did to the JBS is, precisely, the 1960's equivalent of "deplatforming". Look, I have no interest in re-litigating the WFB vs. JBS fight. None. I'm only saying that "Saint" (to many people) WFB was every bit the archetype of the NeverTrumpers we find today and to suggest otherwise is kinda nonsense.

Posted by: DocJ at December 14, 2018 12:41 PM (NYS7S) "

He supported Goldwater and Reagan from Day One. He didn't stab actual candidates in the back like the current Cuckservatives. The entire premise of the Buckley Rule is to accept flawed candidates because you can't expect to elect fire breathing conservatives in purple areas. I think it's nonsense to think he'd be the equivalent of complete frauds like Goldberg and French and Kristol just because he was patrician and because once upon a time he was in favor of purging a fringe element.

And unlike The Weekly Standard, at least the Birch Society still exists.


Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 12:47 PM (oZ6kz)

172 Funny how the Bircher's turned out to be right. It was the 60's when Progressives (then communists) started to control school boards and such.

And 50 years later? we see the results.
Posted by: Don Q at December 14, 2018 12:42 PM (NgKpN)

-------

Yeah.... back in the day.... us squares were right. About everything.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 14, 2018 12:47 PM (8XRCm)

173 @20: "But where will we get our instructions at the end of a wagging finger to capitulate to the Left's latest demands?



Oh where?"
'Sup, dawg?

Posted by: The GOP at December 14, 2018 12:47 PM (rznWS)

174 Really? We're talking about Birchers? When are we going to start talking about the Whigs and the Know Nothings?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 14, 2018 12:48 PM (H7LIz)

175 So does this mean the ship sank? AHOY!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at December 14, 2018 12:48 PM (kFnmp)

176 >>You'll have to ask later. Right now they're debating whether pumpkin pie counts as pizza.




Almost spit tea all over my screen!

Posted by: Lizzy at December 14, 2018 12:48 PM (W+vEI)

177 >>>We're talking about Birchers? When are we going to start talking about the Whigs and the Know Nothings?



Bull-Moose, baby!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at December 14, 2018 12:48 PM (kFnmp)

178 Trump should send them a card. Nothing on it, just a blank card.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 14, 2018 12:48 PM (/B2KC)

179 The Weekly Standard died years ago.

I celebrate the death of the Weakley Standard today.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 14, 2018 12:48 PM (bcbK8)

180 Oh Good Heavens! Man Overboard!

Posted by: William Kristol, Editor-At-Large at December 14, 2018 12:49 PM (Z9C5C)

181 Wyatt, I would help, but i'm all outta life rafts.

Posted by: bah. at December 14, 2018 12:49 PM (fE+0o)

182 I think the origin of NeverTrump is this:

Bill Kristol calls candidate Trump.
"Hello Mr trump, I have some ideas for your campaign."
"Thanks, but I have my own people."

Bill Kristol, after hanging up, fumes. How dare he! he thinks.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 14, 2018 12:49 PM (eUVat)

183 "Next, and finally: This idea that if the rest of the magazine is failing
and valueless, but one aspect of it has value (the subscriber list),
then it is immoral and terrible to "strip" the company for its "assets:"

Its 'cannibalism' you could have said, I mean come on.

Or Capitalabalism.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 14, 2018 12:49 PM (KTFtO)

184 I often feel guilty about taking pleasure in others' failures.

Not this time.

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 14, 2018 12:49 PM (d7Ww2)

185 It must be a sad day for Patterico. Maybe he'll troll some dead threads here since he's extremely envious of ace's traffic but the inarticulate dunce can't go toe to toe with commenters he can't ban.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 14, 2018 12:49 PM (y7DUB)

186 Well... I was like... 5, but...


We're about the same age. My first exposure came later when I asked my parents what that line in the song was.

"I'm a faithful follower of brother John Birch and I belong to the Antioch Baptist Church and I don't even have a garage you can call home and ask my wife".

I've never really looked in to the Birch wars. I know that Buckley stood athwart history and yelled stop. I know that modern conservatism was born in the bosom of Barry Goldwater, but he had to run against JFK's martyred halo.

I know that Barry AuH2O was best represented by Ronaldus Maximus in that speech two weeks before the election.

It's weird that it only took sixteen years for Reagan to get elected. That seems like a trifling bit of time now. At the time it was a forever.

My favorite bit of recently learned WFB trivia, btw, is that English was his third language.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2018 12:49 PM (fuK7c)

187 Send them a Non-Sympathy Card with the Nelson Muntz laugh printed on it?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 14, 2018 12:49 PM (Wkm6f)

188 Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 12:47 PM (oZ6kz)


OK. We agree to disagree. Truce?

Posted by: DocJ at December 14, 2018 12:50 PM (NYS7S)

189 Dear Weekly Standard. Sorry you're out of jobs at Christmas. Maybe some self examination is in order? Half the country identifies as conservative. Of those, most voted for Trump. You decided to cater to the ones who didn't, math, yea it's a bitch. It's one thing to disagree here and there. But instead of seeing opportunity, you worked directly against all the others who do support Trump. And you were belittling to them in the process. The onslaught against Trump is bad enough, you guys threw wood on the fire. Did you really think there was enough dems that would suddenly start going on your cruises and reading your mag? Oh don't worry, you'll catch on somewhere like CNN etc. they are always in need of a conservative turncoat that they can consistently count on to agree with them, don't worry, you're independent. Just like the Soros checks you cashed. Happy Holidays.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 14, 2018 12:50 PM (nAeGR)

190 174 Really? We're talking about Birchers? When are we going to start talking about the Whigs and the Know Nothings?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 14, 2018 12:48 PM (H7LIz)
That was a couple threads ago.

Posted by: Someguy at December 14, 2018 12:50 PM (h5Df3)

191 You know who else was a founding JBS member?

THE KOCH BROS WHOAMG!1!!1

Okay actually not them, but their dad, Fred Koch. But I think the Koch's lean NeverTrump because they're been replaced by Sheldon Adelson as the "shadowy moneymaster that owns America."

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 12:50 PM (oZ6kz)

192 Ha-ha.

Posted by: Nelson Muntz at December 14, 2018 12:50 PM (H7LIz)

193 Ted Lieu would approve.

https://bit.ly/2PC1KgQ

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 14, 2018 12:50 PM (+y/Ru)

194 >>178
Trump should send them a card. Nothing on it, just a blank card. Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 14, 2018 12:48 PM (/B2KC)

That, or he should've called over there: "Hey, I know you guys used to deliver 30 copies to Bush's WH team. Any chance you could do that for us? No? What's that? You...you're closing up shop? Huh..."

Posted by: Zod at December 14, 2018 12:50 PM (Bdeb0)

195 They will be spreading the ashes at sea, from the Lido Deck, at 5PM.

Posted by: garrett at December 14, 2018 12:50 PM (+CNzG)

196 I never hit a woman in my whole life. Not even my own mother.

Posted by: Regular joe at December 14, 2018 12:50 PM (7PllL)

197 anyway , they'll have time now for reflection.

Posted by: bah. at December 14, 2018 12:51 PM (fE+0o)

198 It's one thing if the margins are blowing you, but this is definitely gay.
Posted by: mugiwara at December 14, 2018 12:46 PM (B623R)
---------------

I beat the margins up afterward so it wouldn't be gay.

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at December 14, 2018 12:51 PM (qC1Sy)

199 >>>Wyatt, I would help, but i'm all outta life rafts.


Mine all accidentally fell on knives. Oopsie

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at December 14, 2018 12:51 PM (kFnmp)

200 where am I going to get my defenses of George Soros now?!

Posted by: A Disheartened Weekly Standard Reader at December 14, 2018 12:51 PM (PbpT7)

201
What about the Mugwumps?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 14, 2018 12:51 PM (pNxlR)

202 Tough day...on top of everything else, I am out of fuel and my oar won`t reach the water!

Posted by: Capt Kristol in his motorized canoe at December 14, 2018 12:51 PM (yhf6w)

203 If it ever comes out, those potential buyers were told up-front they would not be allowed any editorial control.

That's why these buyers never even made even a nominal offer a la the $1 sale of the Newsweek.

They didn't want a buyer, they wanted another donor

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at December 14, 2018 12:51 PM (TN1P5)

204 Press F to pay respects

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 14, 2018 12:51 PM (KUaJL)

205 I don't hate easily. Hate's an ugly word but some things, people, situations, organizations, ideologies, et al justify hatred. Injustice, for example, merits hatred.

So does betrayal of principle by people like Kristol and his NeverTrumper friends. I didn't support Trump in the primaries but he was the nominee of my party and I always vote for the nominee of my party. Hillary made it especially easy. But it's one thing not to vote for him in the general. It's another thing entirely to take money from the far-Left opposition to undermine a sitting Republican president.

To hell with those guys.

Posted by: troyriser at December 14, 2018 12:51 PM (1JpTT)

206 It was the Playbill for Republican Failure Theater.


It always bothered me that Playbill didn't have nekkid girls.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2018 12:51 PM (fuK7c)

207 195 They will be spreading the ashes at sea, from the Lido Deck, at 5PM.
______________________________________

At the ash hole.

The Bill Kristol Memorial Ash Hole.

Posted by: Nelson Muntz at December 14, 2018 12:51 PM (H7LIz)

208 The horde can fight over literally anything.Like,what is better,Cole Slaw or Potato Salad?

Posted by: steevy at December 14, 2018 12:51 PM (BXMxN)

209 But where will we get our instructions at the end of a wagging finger to capitulate to the Left's latest demands?

Oh where?
Posted by: weft cut-loop[/c] at December 14, 2018 12:27 PM (ZejZP)

Ahoy!

I still have The Bulwark!

🚣 🚣 🚣

Posted by: Kruise Dinghy Kaptain Kristol at December 14, 2018 12:52 PM (tYPH9)

210 >>It always bothered me that Playbill didn't have nekkid ducks.

Posted by: Donald Duck at December 14, 2018 12:52 PM (+CNzG)

211 Really? We're talking about Birchers? When are we going to start talking about the Whigs and the Know Nothings?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 14, 2018 12:48 PM (H7LIz)
That was a couple threads ago.


Posted by: Someguy at December 14, 2018 12:50 PM (h5Df3)


No one expects the Bircher inquisition!

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2018 12:52 PM (a2xio)

212
Dont be silly.


Tater Salad. You cant even argue that.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 14, 2018 12:52 PM (8XRCm)

213 208 The horde can fight over literally anything.Like,what is better,Cole Slaw or Potato Salad?
Posted by: steevy


it depends entirely on what the other dishes are.

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 14, 2018 12:53 PM (d7Ww2)

214 What about the Mugwumps?

Buckley was against them too.

Posted by: Mayor Lindsay at December 14, 2018 12:53 PM (H7LIz)

215 I've been lost now, days uncounted. And it's months since I've seen home.

Posted by: Little Admiral Kristol at December 14, 2018 12:53 PM (vtcmf)

216 Donald Duck, you should ave hung out with Howard the Duck.

Lea Thompson could have made your feathers stand on end.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 14, 2018 12:53 PM (Wkm6f)

217
Bugs Bunny said it best: "You know, me conscience bothers me sometimes ... but not this time!"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 14, 2018 12:53 PM (pNxlR)

218 TRUMP CURSE!

Posted by: Max Power at December 14, 2018 12:53 PM (QCc6B)

219 >>208
The horde can fight over literally anything.Like,what is better,Cole Slaw or Potato Salad? Posted by: steevy at December 14, 2018 12:51 PM (BXMxN)

Why can't we all just get along? Mix 'em up.

Potslaw. Coletato.

Posted by: Zod at December 14, 2018 12:53 PM (Bdeb0)

220 >>>I've been lost now, days uncounted. And it's months since I've seen home.



That's REAR Admiral Kristol

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at December 14, 2018 12:53 PM (kFnmp)

221 208
The horde can fight over literally anything.Like,what is better,Cole Slaw or Potato Salad?

Posted by: steevy at December 14, 2018 12:51 PM (BXMxN)

uh oh.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 14, 2018 12:54 PM (KTFtO)

222 "Really? We're talking about Birchers? When are we going to start talking about the Whigs and the Know Nothings?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 14, 2018 12:48 PM (H7LIz) "

Well, the Know Nothings were also right in hindsight, though a bit too early. If they'd kept those darn Papists out of the country we'd never have had to deal with the Kennedys.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 12:54 PM (oZ6kz)

223 'We are sorry, but all of our Customer Service Employees are currently looking for New Employment. Your call is extremely valuable to us. Please stay on the line until the phone company disconnects it.'

Posted by: Weekly Standard Outgoing Messages at December 14, 2018 12:54 PM (+CNzG)

224 I didn't have anything against WFB per se (he was really more part of my parents generation) other than to note that some of his most slavish acolytes were low self esteem nonconservatives who liked that he used big words.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 14, 2018 12:54 PM (y7DUB)

225 So does betrayal of principle by people like Kristol and his NeverTrumper friends. I didn't support Trump in the primaries but he was the nominee of my party and I always vote for the nominee of my party. Hillary made it especially easy. But it's one thing not to vote for him in the general. It's another thing entirely to take money from the far-Left opposition to undermine a sitting Republican president.

To hell with those guys.
Posted by: troyriser at De



applauds this.

This is exactly It.
choice Hillary or Trump?
HILLARY!!?

what about all those conservative thhings they said in the past?
and Hillary? of Benghazi? Hillary Syria, Egypt, turkey? Hillary stating Speech is bad and shut up?

Posted by: bah. at December 14, 2018 12:54 PM (fE+0o)

226 .45ACP or 9mm?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 14, 2018 12:54 PM (Wkm6f)

227 the worn out wh..., um, prostitutes ... they were pretty successful at deceiving their target market (gullible real conservatives) for years.

Then as they became exposed as just $10 hookers, they started getting paid by a leftist donor ... to keep pushing their (not so) goods on the public. (posing as True Conservatism, but just blowing anti-Trump smoke)


The did not get "deplatformed", they just got exposed as Democrats serving The Man (DeepState). If there are any true conservatives there, they would have left already ... but those still there can now go find gainful employment, instead of being con men for leftist billionaires. As Jesus told the "woman in red" ... "go and sin no more". (BigMoney, BigPharisee ... same deal)

Posted by: illiniwek at December 14, 2018 12:54 PM (Cus5s)

228 Now where will I go to fulfill my NeverTrump related cruise needs?

Posted by: Zeno the Stoic at December 14, 2018 12:54 PM (cGlgB)

229 105 It would seem to me that CON-servatism was largely a racket and has been revealed to be so by a former Democrat billionaire playboy....


And I will rehash something I wrote earlier that succinctly illustrates that....


Watched an exchange between Kevin "California Dreaming" McCarthy and Steny Hoyer and I got to say Steny Hoyer got right to the nub of it and showed McCarthy and the GOP to be the useless piles of dog shit we knew them to be.


They are arguing over border wall funding and McCarthy was haranging Hoyer over funding and Hoyer quite rightly said, to parapharse...


Hey dip shit, you've got 240 members you need 214 to pass a bill, why don't you guys proposes a bill and pass it and stop this bullshit game.


McCarthy meekly said, well I hope you guys understand how hard it is to govern when you take over.


I fucking did a spit take of my coffee when that stupid mother fucker said that.


I'm pretty sure the Donks will have no trouble at all coming up with 214 votes for anything and everything they want.


The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit....


and an illegitimate political party to boot.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 14, 2018 12:38 PM (qxq6t)

^^^This. I weep because you are correct. I am so frustrated by the success of the lockstep left - they ALWAYS band together for their side and the "muh principles" defections on the right that lead to not enough votes.

Posted by: Iris at December 14, 2018 12:54 PM (ZsHCN)

230 208 The horde can fight over literally anything.Like,what is better,Cole Slaw or Potato Salad?
Posted by: steevy at December 14, 2018 12:51 PM (BXMxN)
----------------

These fights are only entertaining if you can draw in a COB.

Ahem: Maple Syrup on French Toast is the only way to eat such fine fare.

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at December 14, 2018 12:54 PM (qC1Sy)

231 Yea, sorry, don't care about Billy or Stevie and co. It would be like being bummed out that Judas was out of a job.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 14, 2018 12:54 PM (nAeGR)

232 I don't hate easily. Hate's an ugly word but some
things, people, situations, organizations, ideologies, et al justify
hatred. Injustice, for example, merits hatred.



So does betrayal of principle by people like Kristol and his
NeverTrumper friends. I didn't support Trump in the primaries but he was
the nominee of my party and I always vote for the nominee of my party.
Hillary made it especially easy. But it's one thing not to vote for him
in the general. It's another thing entirely to take money from the
far-Left opposition to undermine a sitting Republican president.



To hell with those guys.

Posted by: troyriser at December 14, 2018 12:51 PM (1JpTT)


To me, the obvious fact is, they never had any principles in the first place. They just decided, as participants in the game, they had to pick a side. These people just happened to pick the side on which SOME of us hold principles.

They have been revealed to be the frauds they are. Which is cause enough for anger and a sense of betrayal, but let's not pretend they ever betrayed any principles they, themselves held.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2018 12:55 PM (a2xio)

233 I don't know how I will be able to face another day without Gregg "Tagg" Easterbrook's gripping sportsball coverage in the Weekly Standard.

Posted by: gp at December 14, 2018 12:55 PM (mk9aG)

234 114
Maybe French was pro-Cruz. I don't remember.

Could not have been. He's a medieval philosopher, donchano (at least his twitter avatar is)?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 14, 2018 12:39 PM (pNxlR)


John Calvin was not medieval.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 14, 2018 12:55 PM (VaN/j)

235 Don't rock the boat, baby. Don't tip the boat over.

Posted by: Little Admiral Kristol at December 14, 2018 12:56 PM (vtcmf)

236 "OK. We agree to disagree. Truce?

Posted by: DocJ at December 14, 2018 12:50 PM (NYS7S) "

Deal. I'm sure there will be other minor squabbles we can have in the future - this *is* the HQ, after all.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 12:56 PM (oZ6kz)

237 Having been a subscriber up until a couple of years ago , it will be interesting to see what sort of solicitations I get from their dead butt mailing list.

Posted by: jay hoenemeyer at December 14, 2018 12:56 PM (3GR94)

238 Gonna smile, I'm gonna laughYou're gonna get a blood bath
And in a moment of passion, get the glory like Charles Manson.You gotta go go go go goodbye!Glad to see you go go go go goodbye!Now I know the score. I don't need you anymore; don't want you cause you're a bore

Posted by: The Zombie Ramones at December 14, 2018 12:56 PM (rznWS)

239 Josh Dawsey
@jdawsey1
White House aides/advisers told us this morning that Christie was a leading contender for chief of staff. @PhilipRucker & I had just finished astory. And now Christie puts out statement saying he's declining. So that's how this week has gone.

12:56pm · 14 Dec 2018 · Twitter Web Client

Posted by: Max BOOThole at December 14, 2018 12:56 PM (BqBId)

240 You know who ain't shutting their doors for good today?

ace.mu.nu.

That's right, bitches.

"Smart Military Blog" beats "Soy-Soaked Navel-Lint Collection" any damned day of the week and twice on Saturday.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 14, 2018 12:56 PM (Ct55T)

241 It always bothered me that Playbill didn't have nekkid girls.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2018 12:51 PM (fuK7c)

Didn't Playbill have nekkid ducks? I just read it for the articles.

Posted by: Actually Inside the Beltway at December 14, 2018 12:56 PM (ldXWf)

242
223 'We are sorry, but all of our Customer Service Employees are currently looking for New Employment. Your call is extremely valuable to us. Please stay on the line until the phone company disconnects it.'
Posted by: Weekly Standard Outgoing Messages at December 14, 2018 12:54 PM (+CNzG)


* suddenly remembers house phone *
* I threw under a stack of clothing *
* last night when I received yet another *
* unwanted medicare solicitation call *

Oh, fook!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 14, 2018 12:56 PM (pNxlR)

243 Now where will I go to fulfill my NeverTrump related cruise needs?


Posted by: Zeno the Stoic at December 14, 2018 12:54 PM

Helooooo Sailor!

Posted by: NRO, Hot Air....etc. etc. at December 14, 2018 12:56 PM (nAeGR)

244 194 >>178
Trump should send them a card. Nothing on it, just a blank card. Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 14, 2018 12:48 PM (/B2KC)

That, or he should've called over there: "Hey, I know you guys used to deliver 30 copies to Bush's WH team. Any chance you could do that for us? No? What's that? You...you're closing up shop? Huh..."
Posted by: Zod at December 14, 2018 12:50 PM (Bdeb0)

By now Hallmark must have a Going Out of Business card. I visualize a picture of Eeyore on front with the caption "I heard you were going out of business" then inside it says "HAHAHA, couldn't happen to a nicer asshole!" Although that concept might need work.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at December 14, 2018 12:56 PM (RD7QR)

245 The horde can fight over literally anything.Like,what is better,Cole Slaw or Potato Salad?



Posted by: steevy at December 14, 2018 12:51 PM (BXMxN)



Pronounced "Po-TAH-to salad," or let's call the whole thing off!

Posted by: BurtTC at December 14, 2018 12:57 PM (a2xio)

246 At this point, a dissenting opinion in the media is: Orangeman not necessarily bad.

Posted by: Axeman at December 14, 2018 12:57 PM (vDqXW)

247 Week is going well,dodged a lard ass bullet.

Posted by: steevy at December 14, 2018 12:57 PM (BXMxN)

248 .45ACP or 9mm?


You misspelled "American" and "parabellum" and put them in the wrong order.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2018 12:57 PM (fuK7c)

249 Toot Toot mudafucka!

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at December 14, 2018 12:57 PM (ZgjWN)

250 174 Really? We're talking about Birchers? When are we going to start talking about the Whigs and the Know Nothings?
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 14, 2018 12:48 PM (H7LIz

I'll take 'those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it' for 1000 Alex.

Posted by: Don Q at December 14, 2018 12:57 PM (NgKpN)

251 The horde can fight over literally anything.Like,what is better,Cole Slaw or Potato Salad?

Posted by: steevy at December 14, 2018 12:51 PM (BXMxN)
---
Chili with carrots.

Posted by: Axeman at December 14, 2018 12:57 PM (vDqXW)

252 I do regret that we never had the chance to storm a Cuck Cruise with a MoMe at sea.

Posted by: josephistan at December 14, 2018 12:58 PM (Izzlo)

253 226 .45ACP or 9mm?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 14, 2018 12:54 PM (Wkm6f)

Both!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 14, 2018 12:58 PM (bcbK8)

254 Really? We're talking about Birchers? When are we going to start talking about the Whigs and the Know Nothings?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 14, 2018 12:48 PM (H7LIz)


Don't get Vic started again.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ho Ho Ho! Red Faced Rants are In at The Outrage Outlet! at December 14, 2018 12:58 PM (hLRSq)

255 " I didn't have anything against WFB per se (he was really more part of my parents generation) other than to note that some of his most slavish acolytes were low self esteem nonconservatives who liked that he used big words.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 14, 2018 12:54 PM (y7DUB) "

That's definitely true, I'll agree. I like Buckley because of his principles more than because of his Boston Brahman accent and sesquipedelian nature.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 12:58 PM (oZ6kz)

256 Say one thing about the Birchers: they were as effective as the Birthers. Neither group could bother with anything beyond "bow to my expertise in all domains" and pointless strutting.

Neither were any help to civilization.

Posted by: Puppeteer Hindmost at December 14, 2018 12:58 PM (NajwG)

257 I think Ace knows these "conservative stalwarts" would burn him at the stake for a dollar. Maybe not even a dollar. Maybe just an invite to the right party.

Posted by: ... at December 14, 2018 12:58 PM (6SeiN)

258 49 I'm not sure I know a single person that genuinely supported Ted Cruz in the primary, it was more like a "maybe we nominate Cruz and somehow we'll get a do-over?"

I don't think Cruz would have won, but he was about as doctrinaire as a conservative could be. I'd love to know the reasons in an alternate universe for why NeverTrump would have become NeverCruz. Too religious?
Posted by: Blago at December 14, 2018 12:32 PM (UfkIY)

Too conservative. It is actually why they are against Trump, now more than ever.

Posted by: West at December 14, 2018 12:59 PM (7Fa8Y)

259 240 You know who ain't shutting their doors for good today?

ace.mu.nu.

That's right, bitches.

"Smart Military Blog" beats "Soy-Soaked Navel-Lint Collection" any damned day of the week and twice on Saturday.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 14, 2018 12:56 PM (Ct55T)

That said...hit the tip jar.

Tis the season.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 14, 2018 12:59 PM (bcbK8)

260 208 The horde can fight over literally anything.Like,what is better,Cole Slaw or Potato Salad?
Posted by: steevy at December 14, 2018 12:51 PM (BXMxN)

You say that like it's something bad.

Posted by: m at December 14, 2018 12:59 PM (bAsK/)

261 You mean they guy who gleefully took credit for, in his mind, pushing those icky Birchers out of respectable "conservatism"? 


Wow. That is an Ancient Grudge. 

Me people spoke of it around the campfires but none were alive who had lived through it.
======
And like the need to brand "compassionate conservative" accepted the biggest smear of the left, that conservatives are kooky, full of fringe looms and bad people.

So yeah, fuck him--he surrendered hundreds of future battles in advance for a few TV invites in his day.

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at December 14, 2018 12:59 PM (TN1P5)

262 Invisible Hand, bitchez, right across your cuck faces!

Posted by: Adam Smith, Capitalist Pimp at December 14, 2018 12:59 PM (8iiMU)

263 Does anyone really think Fat RINO Bastard was a legit chief of staff candidate?

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 14, 2018 01:00 PM (y7DUB)

264
So does betrayal of principle by people like Kristol and his NeverTrumper friends. I didn't support Trump in the primaries but he was the nominee of my party and I always vote for the nominee of my party. Hillary made it especially easy. But it's one thing not to vote for him in the general. It's another thing entirely to take money from the far-Left opposition to undermine a sitting Republican president.

To hell with those guys.
Posted by: troyriser at De



applauds this.

This is exactly It.
choice Hillary or Trump?
HILLARY!!?

what about all those conservative thhings they said in the past?
and Hillary? of Benghazi? Hillary Syria, Egypt, turkey? Hillary stating Speech is bad and shut up?
Posted by: bah. at December 14, 2018 12:54 PM (fE+0o)

----------

THIS!

The Democrat Party is Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, and every corrupt grifting shyster.

Posted by: rd at December 14, 2018 01:00 PM (fc49N)

265 213 208 The horde can fight over literally anything.Like,what is better,Cole Slaw or Potato Salad?
Posted by: steevy


it depends entirely on what the other dishes are.
Posted by: nurse ratched at December 14, 2018 12:53 PM (d7Ww2)

No it doesn't. Slaw is vile under all circumstances.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at December 14, 2018 01:00 PM (RD7QR)

266 252
I do regret that we never had the chance to storm a Cuck Cruise with a MoMe at sea.

Posted by: josephistan at December 14, 2018 12:58 PM (Izzlo)

hey, whats it called when a sailor gets dragged behind the ship? is it 'Dragged Behind the Ship?'

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 14, 2018 01:00 PM (KTFtO)

267 Some magazines just deserve to die.

Posted by: A Consistent Kevin Williamson at December 14, 2018 01:00 PM (vDqXW)

268 208 The horde can fight over literally anything.Like,what is better,Cole Slaw or Potato Salad?
Posted by: steevy


it depends entirely on what the other dishes are.
Posted by: nurse ratched at December 14, 2018 12:53 PM (d7Ww2)

What is best in life?

Texas BBQ with baked beans and cole slaw with creamy dressing.

Posted by: tbodie at December 14, 2018 01:00 PM (hgso/)

269 Cilantro: Mouthful of soap, or essential culinary herb?

Posted by: Zod at December 14, 2018 01:00 PM (Bdeb0)

270 Never mind the deck chairs! Where's my NeverTrump life preserver?

Posted by: William Kristol, Editor-At-Large at December 14, 2018 01:00 PM (Z9C5C)

271 Hey Max Bootlicker. This would be like being sad that Judas was suddenly and unexpectedly out of a job. GFY.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 14, 2018 01:01 PM (nAeGR)

272 Can we get a GoFundMe for J.V. Last and his insufferable harpy wife?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at December 14, 2018 01:01 PM (kFnmp)

273 No it doesn't. Slaw is vile under all circumstances.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at December 14, 2018 01:00 PM (RD7QR)

Slawist!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 14, 2018 01:01 PM (KTFtO)

274 255 " I didn't have anything against WFB per se (he was really more part of my parents generation) other than to note that some of his most slavish acolytes were low self esteem nonconservatives who liked that he used big words.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 14, 2018 12:54 PM (y7DUB) "

That's definitely true, I'll agree. I like Buckley because of his principles more than because of his Boston Brahman accent and sesquipedelian nature.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 12:58 PM (oZ6kz)

His wit and breadth of knowledge helped.

Though I got WFB and George Plimpton mixed up a lot when I was young

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 14, 2018 01:01 PM (bcbK8)

275 So does this mean the cruise is cancelled?

Posted by: Antisocialist at December 14, 2018 01:01 PM (2shuf)

276 "Too conservative. It is actually why they are against Trump, now more than ever.

Posted by: West at December 14, 2018 12:59 PM (7Fa8Y) "

Plus, you know, all those people he killed in California.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 01:01 PM (oZ6kz)

277 At least when Hurricane Ike tore the Sloop New Dawn from her slip in 2008, she died an honorable death, being defeated by the storm.

Compared to TWS, which metaphorically, was driven ashore on a Pakistani beach, to be torched into irrelevance by the breakers.

Not with a cry, but merely a whimper.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 14, 2018 01:01 PM (QzJWU)

278 I bet Clarity Media will even take Krystol's little rubber duck from him.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 14, 2018 01:01 PM (Wkm6f)

279 Caught like a sewer rat alone but I sail. Bought like a crust of bread, but oh do I wail. Sail on, sail on sailor.

Posted by: Little Admiral Kristol at December 14, 2018 01:01 PM (vtcmf)

280 I'm your captain, I'm your captain
Though i'm feeling mighty sick

Can you hear me, Can you hear me
Or am I all alone?

Posted by: Kap'n Krystol Kuck at December 14, 2018 01:01 PM (NFEMn)

281 The Koch's offered to buy both Newsweek and the LA Times and I think they were turned down. There's a precedent for buyers being turned down for being on the wrong team. If Anschutz turned down a buyer because he didn't want to see WS go into the wrong hands, that's not crazy.

Posted by: bjstuggggggz at December 14, 2018 01:01 PM (zsPrA)

282 252 I do regret that we never had the chance to storm a Cuck Cruise with a MoMe at sea.
Posted by: josephistan at December 14, 2018 12:58 PM (Izzlo)

With cutlasses and flintlock pistols?

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at December 14, 2018 01:02 PM (RD7QR)

283
The horde can fight over literally anything.Like,what is better,Cole Slaw or Potato Salad?


Posted by: steevy at December 14, 2018 12:51 PM (BXMxN)


Potato Salad really isn't a salad

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at December 14, 2018 01:02 PM (TAmPV)

284 Breaking News: Weekly Standard submarined.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 14, 2018 01:02 PM (r+sAi)

285 No it doesn't. Slaw is vile under all circumstances.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at December 14, 2018 01:00 PM (RD7QR)

Slawist!
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 14, 2018 01:01 PM (KTFtO)
---
You mean Slawphobic.

Posted by: Axeman at December 14, 2018 01:02 PM (vDqXW)

286 Thoughtful conservative??? hahahaha...more like 'spiteful idiots'.

Posted by: IC at December 14, 2018 01:02 PM (a0IVu)

287 You, sir, are just not cut out for Booooshwoood.

Posted by: Cp'n Kristol at December 14, 2018 01:02 PM (koNhm)

288 they didn't just disagree they fought against our survival. that's why i'm having a hard time forgiving.

Posted by: bah. at December 14, 2018 01:03 PM (fE+0o)

289 Too conservative. It is actually why they are against Trump, now more than ever.

Posted by: West at December 14, 2018 12:59 PM (7Fa8Y)

The funny part is that Trump isn't even all that conservative, and he's *still* too conservative for them.

Which just goes to show that they were frauds all along.

Posted by: Cato by Phone at December 14, 2018 01:03 PM (J+mig)

290 And chaste women of virtue true.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at December 14, 2018 01:03 PM (kFnmp)

291 we need some dramamine for the drama queens ....

Posted by: DXO at December 14, 2018 01:03 PM (nzKWW)

292 So is this worthy of taking the pudding cups out of the frig?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 14, 2018 01:03 PM (KTFtO)

293 Jim, I think the Cuck Cruise Ship went aground on the Somali coast and Billi is now being introduced to khat. Going to be a very long night for Billi.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 14, 2018 01:03 PM (Wkm6f)

294 Am I in my cabin dreaming
Or are you really scheming
To take my ship away from me?

Posted by: Kap'n Krystol Kuck at December 14, 2018 01:03 PM (NFEMn)

295 283 252 I do regret that we never had the chance to storm a Cuck Cruise with a MoMe at sea.
Posted by: josephistan at December 14, 2018 12:58 PM (Izzlo)

With cutlasses and flintlock pistols?
Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at December 14, 2018 01:02 PM (RD7QR)

Feh, you could probably storm their bridge with a brace of half-empty Super Soakers.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 14, 2018 01:04 PM (Ct55T)

296 i haven't felt this bad since the day i found out they were not going to produce the le car. never got over that.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2018 01:04 PM (KP5rU)

297 spammer at 280

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2018 01:04 PM (fDU8w)

298 I have a theory which I've never looked up, because who would want to endanger a theory with information.

Kohl is Krautish for cabbage. (So is Kraut, irony).

Slaw means Slav.

I think Cole Slaw just means "the way those Polaks eat cabbage".

Except when did the Poles invent mayonnaise?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2018 01:04 PM (fuK7c)

299 "His wit and breadth of knowledge helped.

Though I got WFB and George Plimpton mixed up a lot when I was young

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 14, 2018 01:01 PM (bcbK "

Yeah, I think unlike a lot of modern 'intellectuals' who use 5-dollar words as a replacement for actual intellect, Buckley's vocabulary wasn't an affectation, it was just his normal mode of communicating.

I know Buckley was in the army, but I don't think he could have been the QB for the Lions.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 01:04 PM (oZ6kz)

300 Sure. All these people in favor of "productive civic dialogue" got to hide their weak asses behind comedians, late night people and other lowlife vacuous commentators to do their dirty work of calling conservatives apes, idiots, fags and nazis.

We now have Trump who does his own damn dirty work. Fuck you.

Posted by: ... at December 14, 2018 01:04 PM (6SeiN)

301 291 And chaste women of virtue true.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at December 14, 2018 01:03 PM (kFnmp)

Well, I done chaste a lot of Women in my time...

Posted by: Don Q at December 14, 2018 01:04 PM (NgKpN)

302 I ain't even gotta garage, you can call home and ask my wife!

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 14, 2018 01:04 PM (RuIsu)

303 Only cucks put carrots in their cole slaw.

Posted by: William Kristol, Editor-At-Large at December 14, 2018 01:04 PM (Z9C5C)

304 >>>Jim, I think the Cuck Cruise Ship went aground on the Somali coast and Billi is now being introduced to khat.


He's trying to shoot down Apaches now

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at December 14, 2018 01:04 PM (kFnmp)

305 You mean Slawphobic.

Posted by: Axeman at December 14, 2018 01:02 PM (vDqXW)

Lol. Thanks Axe.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 14, 2018 01:04 PM (KTFtO)

306 Cilantro: Mouthful of soap, or essential culinary herb?

Posted by: Zod at December 14, 2018 01:00 PM

To each their own. I love using cilantro in a lot of dishes.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 14, 2018 01:04 PM (nAeGR)

307 I love both cole slaw AND potato salad, depends what the entree is, and whether winter or summer.

Posted by: bah. at December 14, 2018 01:04 PM (fE+0o)

308 I like Steve Hayes.
Does that make me gay?



Posted by: Shep Smith at December 14, 2018 01:04 PM (xqfqx)

309 >>Going to be a very long night for Billi. Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 14, 2018 01:03 PM (Wkm6f)

Death. Or unga-bunga. Or death by unga-bunga.

Posted by: Zod at December 14, 2018 01:04 PM (Bdeb0)

310 Breaking News: Weekly Standard submarined.

Shep Shith was heard to "squee!"

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 14, 2018 01:04 PM (Wkm6f)

311 No it doesn't. Slaw is vile under all circumstances.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at December 14, 2018 01:00 PM (RD7QR)

Slawist!
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 14, 2018 01:01 PM (KTFtO)
---
You mean Slawphobic


The word you're looking for is "correct".

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 14, 2018 01:04 PM (6+PC/)

312 Yeah.... back in the day.... us squares were right. About everything.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 14, 2018 12:47 PM (8XRCm)


This.

People pointed and laughed at the antediluvians who protested against liberal initiatives, and blew off their predictions of dire outcomes.

Turns out that the antediluvians were absolutely right, in fact, were unduly sanguine about things would turn out.

For my part, I now have antennae that quiver uncontrollably on encountering those making earnest arguments about how doing something idiotic (e.g., legalizing drugs) would solve some problem, based on an unrealistic utopian vision.

It won't. Their proposal would accelerate the decline into a dystopia, and can be recognized at a glance merely from the earnest way the argument is made.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 14, 2018 01:05 PM (YqDXo)

313 >>>Well, I done chaste a lot of Women in my time...



I never caught any. They run fast when they kick off their heels.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at December 14, 2018 01:05 PM (kFnmp)

314 What WFB did to the JBS is, precisely, the 1960's equivalent of "deplatforming". Look, I have no interest in re-litigating the WFB vs. JBS fight. None. I'm only saying that "Saint" (to many people) WFB was every bit the archetype of the NeverTrumpers we find today and to suggest otherwise is kinda nonsense.
Posted by: DocJ at December 14, 2018 12:41 PM (NYS7S)


That's rubbish. Buckley DID NOT excommunicate the JBS. His denunciation was directed specifically against Welch, and explicitly did not attack the membership as a class. Welch calling Ike a communist was just too embarrassing.

I have to point out that, in 1964, Goldwater was every bit as despised as Trump is today. If you want to see what the stylish "thoughtful conservatism" of the day was like, read Peter Viereck. He was like a smart version of David Brooks. And he denounced the denunciation, and NR generally. He was the guy whose reviews made it into the NYT.

Too many people are buying the lies that Jonah Goldberg sells about the early days of conservatism. Note that NR continued to publish people like Kilpatrick. They supported South Africa, and even Rhodesia.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 14, 2018 01:05 PM (VaN/j)

315 Lee Smith has been writing ace articles at Real Clear Investigations, as far as I've seen.

But yeah, I hate the Hypocrite Game Alinskyites play--but: hypocrites.

Posted by: Axeman at December 14, 2018 01:05 PM (vDqXW)

316 Good call canning everyone on a Friday. It's always best if you do it on a Friday. Studies have statistically shown that there's less chance of an incident if you do it at the end of the week.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 14, 2018 01:05 PM (KUaJL)

317 Keelhauling...thats it.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 14, 2018 01:05 PM (KTFtO)

318 What a lovely headline.

I'm on a short fuse, waiting for orders from AvengeWife to take her and friend through the Colorado National Monument.

Posted by: Avenger at December 14, 2018 01:05 PM (70ScF)

319 " i haven't felt this bad since the day i found out they were not going to produce the le car. never got over that.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2018 01:04 PM (KP5rU) "

But George Costanza had a Le Car. The kids called him Le George!

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 01:05 PM (oZ6kz)

320
Slaw is vile under all circumstances.
Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at December 14, 2018 01:00 PM (RD7QR)

----

This.

HEY!!!! lets take soggy cabbage, soak it in milk, make it cold.... then EAT it!!!

blech

Posted by: fixerupper at December 14, 2018 01:05 PM (8XRCm)

321 241 It always bothered me that Playbill didn't have nekkid girls.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2018 12:51 PM (fuK7c)

Didn't Playbill have nekkid ducks? I just read it for the articles.
Posted by: Actually Inside the Beltway at December 14, 2018 12:56 PM (ldXWf)

The monotreme edition was HOT.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2018 01:06 PM (NWiLs)

322 >>>Does that make me gay?


No Shep, you being gay makes you gay.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at December 14, 2018 01:06 PM (Agn5J)

323
spammer at 280

Its the new hi-tech lace wigs for 2019!

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 14, 2018 01:06 PM (r+sAi)

324 Ride Capitan ride, upon your mystery ship...we are amazed at the friends you have here on your ship..

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 14, 2018 01:06 PM (nAeGR)

325 From now on the Morning Joe Style Guide will eschew "butt boy" in favor of "Kristol."

Posted by: Meeka Burr Zinsky at December 14, 2018 01:06 PM (koNhm)

326 JPod gettin' b#tchy:

https://twitter.com/jpodhoretz/status/1073633740994301954

Posted by: Lizzy at December 14, 2018 01:06 PM (W+vEI)

327 *laughs in Bolshevik*

Posted by: pro edger at December 14, 2018 01:06 PM (ACpkd)

328 So was National Review getting "donations" as well as the cucks at TWS?

Seems likely.

While I was staring at their articles agape in disbelief at their championing Hillary over Trump because......something, was it "muh principles?" The ones they never defined while insisting that the election wasn't "binary?" Because there is absolutely no reason EVER for an actual conservative to push the far left, and they never gave a reason, only bullshit feelings that they never could support. The actual definition of conservatism is standing up to the Left, and they were doing the absolute opposite.

The only explanation for a nice girl spreading her legs for a monster is either that she's getting paid so much she can't refuse it or is being blackmailed where she fears for her life.

I'm guessing cash.

So TWS and NRO are merely whores and now they're aging out.

Posted by: dagny at December 14, 2018 01:06 PM (nRWPy)

329 Heh, been waiting all morning for this post from Ace. Well worth the wait, great piece. And good riddance to that nasty never-Trump circle-jerk.

Posted by: Peaches at December 14, 2018 01:07 PM (14URa)

330 now i'm hungry.

Posted by: bah. at December 14, 2018 01:07 PM (fE+0o)

331
249 Toot Toot mudafucka!
Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at December 14, 2018 12:57 PM (ZgjWN)


I am laughing so hard at this ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 14, 2018 01:07 PM (pNxlR)

332 269 Cilantro: Mouthful of soap, or essential culinary herb?
Posted by: Zod at December 14, 2018 01:00 PM (Bdeb0)

Soap.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2018 01:07 PM (NWiLs)

333 Which just goes to show that they were frauds all along.
Posted by: Cato by Phone at December 14, 2018 01:03 PM (J+mig


Years and years ago I heard one of the radio talkers (Hannity maybe) say that many conservative opinion people were frauds and only in it for the money. It was left as a tease without naming names. I've always remembered that for some reason and discounted it until Trump exposed them all for what they were.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at December 14, 2018 01:07 PM (kUmUV)

334 Weird. The Weekly Standard website doesn't mention any of this impending failure at all! Looks like any regular day of cuckitude.

Posted by: Grimaldi at December 14, 2018 01:07 PM (3MG/9)

335 Posted by: eren at December 14, 2018 01:01 PM (+ghqg)

Are you Ugg Boots or Lace Wigs?

Posted by: Avenger at December 14, 2018 01:07 PM (70ScF)

336 *waves to Peaches*

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 14, 2018 01:07 PM (Wkm6f)

337 330
Heh, been waiting all morning for this post from Ace. Well worth the
wait, great piece. And good riddance to that nasty never-Trump
circle-jerk.


Posted by: Peaches at December 14, 2018 01:07 PM (14URa)

Peaches!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 14, 2018 01:07 PM (KTFtO)

338 I want someone looking into Katshit's finances.
Quite seriously I'd bet he's lousy with Iranian and Soros cash.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at December 14, 2018 01:08 PM (koNhm)

339 285
Breaking News: Weekly Standard submarined.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 14, 2018 01:02 PM (r+sAi)

Many seamen went down.

Posted by: Shep! at December 14, 2018 01:08 PM (8iiMU)

340 What? No flaming skull?

Please give us the flaming skull when NRO goes under, k?

Posted by: CyberCipher at December 14, 2018 01:08 PM (p6WoB)

341 "You guys can't talk like Gordon Gecko when it's someone else getting a pink slip but then whine like Michael Moore when it's you."


That's pretty much this mindset's bent, isn't it?

Dubious wars in which they don't have skin in the game?

Check.

Support of mass migration that doesn't impact them or their employment prospects or neighborhoods? (same with trade in most cases)

Check.

And so on.

Good riddance.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at December 14, 2018 01:08 PM (iw59Q)

342 320: he also had jon voigt's old k-car convertible. that, was a sweet ride.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2018 01:08 PM (KP5rU)

343 I love both cole slaw AND potato salad, depends what the entree is, and whether winter or summer.

Posted by: bah. at December 14, 2018 01:04 PM

When I barbeque I make both. It's not as good as Raquel Welch and Ann Margaret circa 1975, but both is always a good answer!

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 14, 2018 01:08 PM (nAeGR)

344 "Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 14, 2018 01:05 PM (VaN/j) "

There also *were* cuckservatives at the time - folks like the Ripon Society, who were every bit as odious as the Cuck Cruisers.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 01:08 PM (oZ6kz)

345 yeah, the subscriber list was part of the sale ... so what's the big deal if Clarity used it? Usually the point of buying a company is to retain it as a brand ... and then keep the customers "Now under new Ownership" ... or some such, or maybe just slide along with the customers not even realizing there was a change.


So it seems clear there was little interest in paying up for the battered old sellout name, since that is what they had done to the brand.


"Weakly Standard, now with 50% more Democrats" ... or "all the news that's fit for Democrats wanting to bastardize conservatism". "The Pinto, now with improved exploding gas tank".

Posted by: illiniwek at December 14, 2018 01:08 PM (Cus5s)

346 cilantro, an Herb Every kitchen should have .

ties insomnaics shoe laces together.

Posted by: bah. at December 14, 2018 01:08 PM (fE+0o)

347 Are you Ugg Boots or Lace Wigs?
Posted by: Avenger at December 14, 2018 01:07 PM (70ScF)

Maxine Waters buys Ugg wigs exclusively.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 14, 2018 01:09 PM (fDU8w)

348 Hey, kids!! How's everybody doing today? It's all rainy and gray and damp and bleagh here. Still beats the snot outta LA, though.

Posted by: Peaches at December 14, 2018 01:09 PM (14URa)

349 peaches!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2018 01:09 PM (KP5rU)

350 Yeah, I think unlike a lot of modern 'intellectuals' who use 5-dollar words as a replacement for actual intellect, Buckley's vocabulary wasn't an affectation, it was just his normal mode of communicating.

I know Buckley was in the army, but I don't think he could have been the QB for the Lions.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 01:04 PM (oZ6kz)


Neither could Plimpton; his token few downs behind center with the Lions were a good heads up on how playing at the pro level isn't for the hobbyists.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 14, 2018 01:09 PM (y7DUB)

351 Minnifidel, you're awesome.

Posted by: bah. at December 14, 2018 01:09 PM (fE+0o)

352 Keelhauled?

I've been stern hauled!

Posted by: Shep! at December 14, 2018 01:09 PM (KTFtO)

353 Any instances of Kristol or TWS' other "contributors" complaining about being out of work after augering his "magazine" into the ground should be answered with Patrick Stewart intoning "Shut up, Weekly."

Posted by: Qoheleth at December 14, 2018 01:09 PM (fD23g)

354 "The funny part is that Trump isn't even all that conservative, and he's *still* too conservative for them."

It isn't that Trump is too conservative, it is the fear that he actually means to do what he said he would do. It sure surprised the heck out of Chuck Schumer the other day.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ho Ho Ho! Red Faced Rants are In at The Outrage Outlet! at December 14, 2018 01:09 PM (hLRSq)

355 This is great knowing that I had a subscription for 20 years and canceled the last two years

Posted by: Avi at December 14, 2018 01:10 PM (PO+QI)

356 The Weekly Standard is no more but Lace Wigs lives on. Hahahhaahahahahah

Posted by: ... at December 14, 2018 01:10 PM (6SeiN)

357 Keelhauling...thats it.


Keelhauling is not dragging someone behind a boat.

Keelhauling is dragging someone under and across the ship, over the keel.

The keelhaulee gets his skin flayed by the barnacles so that he is in agony before he drowns.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2018 01:10 PM (fuK7c)

358 cilantro, an Herb Every kitchen should have .

ties insomnaics shoe laces together.
Posted by: bah. at December 14, 2018 01:08 PM (fE+0o)
---
Cilantro is a taste of freshness--but also, I've concentrated, and I kinda get the soap, a little bit. But mostly a taste of freshness.

Posted by: Axeman at December 14, 2018 01:10 PM (vDqXW)

359 333 269 Cilantro: Mouthful of soap, or essential culinary herb?
Posted by: Zod at December 14, 2018 01:00 PM (Bdeb0)

Soap.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2018 01:07 PM (NWiLs)

Word

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 14, 2018 01:10 PM (bcbK8)

360 Judas was out of a job at the holidays too.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 14, 2018 01:10 PM (nAeGR)

361 peaches sit by me, I have the fire roaring.

Posted by: bah. at December 14, 2018 01:10 PM (fE+0o)

362 Who soaks cabbage in milk? Slaw is soaked in mayo (eggs/oil), vinegar, and a touch of sugar. Did the white confuse you?

Many vegetables are prepared with oil and vinegar. So you're objecting to egg yolks?

Posted by: dagny at December 14, 2018 01:10 PM (nRWPy)

363 352 Keelhauled?

I've been stern hauled!
Posted by: Shep! at December 14, 2018 01:09 PM (KTFtO)

You're an aft bandit.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2018 01:10 PM (NWiLs)

364 185 It must be a sad day for Patterico. Maybe he'll troll some dead threads here since he's extremely envious of ace's traffic but the inarticulate dunce can't go toe to toe with commenters he can't ban.
Posted by: Captain Hate at December 14, 2018 12:49 PM (y7DUB)

Ewww, I just went to his Twitter feed to see what's up. It's all garbage.

Posted by: m at December 14, 2018 01:10 PM (bAsK/)

365 Crap Standard ignoring their own demise.

When newspaper known as The Observer went under many years ago the entire final issue was a whine-fest over their fate.

I'd prefer that from the Weekly Sucktard.

Posted by: Avenger at December 14, 2018 01:11 PM (70ScF)

366 Slaw is bad, but Kimchi is no prize either.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 14, 2018 01:11 PM (UnA8+)

367 354 Any instances of Kristol or TWS' other "contributors" complaining about being out of work after augering his "magazine" into the ground should be answered with Patrick Stewart intoning "Shut up, Weekly."
Posted by: Qoheleth at December 14, 2018 01:09 PM (fD23g)

More? any complaining should be met with 'if you can't successfully run a damn Magazine, how do you have the Hubris to tell us to run our whole country'.

Posted by: Don Q at December 14, 2018 01:11 PM (NgKpN)

368 The keelhaulee gets his skin flayed by the barnacles so that he is in agony before he drowns.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2018 01:10 PM (fuK7c)
---
Skin flayed in salty water.

Can't remember who they opened for....

Posted by: Axeman at December 14, 2018 01:11 PM (vDqXW)

369 National Observer, it was.

Posted by: Avenger at December 14, 2018 01:11 PM (70ScF)

370 you cilantro dissers are just wrong tasters. Not cilantros fault, and I bet you eat liver!

Posted by: bah. at December 14, 2018 01:11 PM (fE+0o)

371 Billi Krystol - "Hey Chick-E-Cheese, how much to rent your place for a party?"

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 14, 2018 01:11 PM (Wkm6f)

372 You know the key difference, right now, between Donnie "Two Scoops" Trump Weakly Standard employees?
He still has a job!

Posted by: Potential Buyer of the Weakly Standard at December 14, 2018 01:11 PM (Nt/TS)

373 Has anyone heard about the New Republic lately?
I didn't think so.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at December 14, 2018 01:11 PM (koNhm)

374 It isn't that Trump is too conservative, it is the fear that he actually means to do what he said he would do. It sure surprised the heck out of Chuck Schumer the other day.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ho Ho Ho! Red Faced Rants are In at The Outrage Outlet! at December 14, 2018 01:09 PM (hLRSq)

That's exactly it. He ran because he was angry at a broken system. The Schemers of the world profit from it being broken and want to keep it that way.

They're afraid he's going to derail their gravy train.

Posted by: Cato by Phone at December 14, 2018 01:11 PM (J+mig)

375 The future is chiseled in stone.
The past is written on an Etch-A-Sketch.
Season to taste.

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 14, 2018 01:12 PM (RuIsu)

376 Keelhauling is not dragging someone behind a boat.



Keelhauling is dragging someone under and across the ship, over the keel.



The keelhaulee gets his skin flayed by the barnacles so that he is in agony before he drowns.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2018 01:10 PM (fuK7c)

I never knew that.

I learned my one thing for the day.And, that's actually pretty horrible.
I'm fascinated.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at December 14, 2018 01:12 PM (8iiMU)

377 Keelhauling is not dragging someone behind a boat.



Keelhauling is dragging someone under and across the ship, over the keel.



The keelhaulee gets his skin flayed by the barnacles so that he is in agony before he drowns.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2018 01:10 PM (fuK7c)


Huh. Thanks...I was wondering who here might know....

Posted by: Shep! at December 14, 2018 01:12 PM (KTFtO)

378 kristol is now hawking cat filters. eveybody needs a good cat filter.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2018 01:12 PM (KP5rU)

379 Who soaks cabbage in milk? Slaw is soaked in mayo (eggs/oil), vinegar, and a touch of sugar. Did the white confuse you?

Many vegetables are prepared with oil and vinegar. So you're objecting to egg yolks?
Posted by: dagny at December 14, 2018 01:10 PM (nRWPy)
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Somebody whose never heard an Emo Philips set.

Posted by: Axeman at December 14, 2018 01:12 PM (vDqXW)

380 366 Slaw is bad, but Kimchi is no prize either.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 14, 2018 01:11 PM (UnA8+)

Eat kimchi and you are guaranteed to have toxic farts.

Posted by: IC at December 14, 2018 01:12 PM (a0IVu)

381 axeman, yes I think fresh taste is right. erases soap part.

Posted by: bah. at December 14, 2018 01:12 PM (fE+0o)

382 I like everything except cooked kale, apricots, grapefruit, broccoli rabe, cilantro and cumin. Also "mince" whatever that is.

Posted by: dagny at December 14, 2018 01:12 PM (nRWPy)

383 Judas was out of a job at the holidays too.
That was beautiful, my friend.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 14, 2018 01:12 PM (r+sAi)

384 363 352 Keelhauled?

I've been stern hauled!
Posted by: Shep! at December 14, 2018 01:09 PM (KTFtO)

You're an aft bandit.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2018 01:10 PM (NWiLs)

The Media approved term is apparently Butt Boy.

As there seems to be no consequence for using that term on National TV.

Posted by: Don Q at December 14, 2018 01:12 PM (NgKpN)

385 kristol is now hawking cat filters. eveybody needs a good cat filter.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2018 01:12 PM (KP5rU)
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The new shamwow guy.

Posted by: Axeman at December 14, 2018 01:12 PM (vDqXW)

386 370 you cilantro dissers are just wrong tasters. Not cilantros fault, and I bet you eat liver!
Posted by: bah. at December 14, 2018 01:11 PM (fE+0o)

Only with fava beans and a nice chianti.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2018 01:12 PM (NWiLs)

387 "Neither could Plimpton; his token few downs behind center with the Lions were a good heads up on how playing at the pro level isn't for the hobbyists.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 14, 2018 01:09 PM (y7DUB) "

Pat Jordan is probably a better example of an athlete-journalist, though he never made the majors. But he had legit MLB stuff - I think he had the 3rd or 4th fastest fastball in the league at the time.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 01:13 PM (oZ6kz)

388 326 JPod gettin' b#tchy:

https://twitter.com/jpodhoretz/status/1073633740994301954
Posted by: Lizzy at December 14, 2018 01:06 PM (W+vEI)

What a faggit.

Posted by: pro edger at December 14, 2018 01:13 PM (ACpkd)

389 It took at least 10 shots to kill the taste.
Shit, I'm in the wrong joke.

Posted by: Shep! at December 14, 2018 01:13 PM (koNhm)

390 What's the weekly standard??

Posted by: James at December 14, 2018 01:13 PM (DWCq/)

391 Man that salt water in the barnacle slices...that must smart a bit.

Posted by: Shep! at December 14, 2018 01:13 PM (KTFtO)

392 Hey, kids!! How's everybody doing today? It's all rainy and gray and damp and bleagh here. Still beats the snot outta LA, though.
Posted by: Peaches at December 14, 2018 01:09 PM (14URa)

It's gray and damp (but probably a bit warmer) here in NorCal, I'm sure LA is different, but I don't think you're missing too much weatherwise right now.

Posted by: Surfperch at December 14, 2018 01:13 PM (tYPH9)

393 ABANDON SHIP!
To the lifeboats Mateys! LGBTQ's first!

Posted by: wth at December 14, 2018 01:13 PM (HgMAr)

394 peaches sit by me, I have the fire roaring.

Posted by: bah.



You might have to explain to Peaches who you are, you name-shifting minx.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2018 01:13 PM (fuK7c)

395 I'm guessing cash.

So TWS and NRO are merely whores and now they're aging out.

Posted by: dagny at December 14, 2018 01:06 PM (nRWPy)



Hillary bought nearly everybody and nearly every megaphone for 2016 and still did not get elected. Just roll that over your frontal lobes for a bit. Since then they have ramped their efforts up to Ludicrous Speed and still have not stopped the Golden Scalp Weasel.

I mean - really.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ho Ho Ho! Red Faced Rants are In at The Outrage Outlet! at December 14, 2018 01:13 PM (hLRSq)

396 Now all these fags will be regulars on Fox fake news.

Posted by: Gonads and Strife at December 14, 2018 01:14 PM (smXDp)

397 Ace is dancing on the Weekly Standard's grave, then pulling down his pants and shitting on it, then digging up the magazine's corpse and using a lipstick to draw grotesque clown faces on its lifeless head, then eating a picnic next to the empty grave with the dolled-up corpse as an unwitting participant, playing tea party games with it, then skullfucking the corpse in an empty eye-socket, and leaving it out in the open for the hyenas to devour in the night.

Posted by: zombie at December 14, 2018 01:14 PM (c+2jX)

398 Bryan Dean Wright @BryanDeanWright For the first time in 25 years, America has the leverage to halt China's support of North Korea & Iran.

Reign in Beijing's support of WMD proliferation and it won't just be America's workers who are the big winners of the US/China trade war.

All of humanity will be made safer.
******
Not a Conservative by the way. His own description is he is Left Of Center

Posted by: Max BOOThole at December 14, 2018 01:14 PM (BqBId)

399 Cilantro is a taste of freshness--but also, I've concentrated, and I kinda get the soap, a little bit. But mostly a taste of freshness.
Posted by: Axeman at December 14, 2018 01:10 PM (vDqXW)

It used to taste soapy to me (I used to think Vietnamese food was just soapy-tasting), but now I don't get any soap, it just tastes fresh. The soap thing is genetic, so this shouldn't be an acquired taste... But it is.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2018 01:14 PM (IqOTP)

400 Longboobs or crossboobs?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 14, 2018 01:14 PM (aKsyK)

401 OFF SHEP!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 14, 2018 01:14 PM (KTFtO)

402 i'm much sadder disappointed in Patteritico than kristol.


too what purpose does it help to allow the Left to consume us?

that's all this is doing, in What world would the country be better for it?

Posted by: bah. at December 14, 2018 01:14 PM (fE+0o)

403 he'll never reach the pinnacle of the catheter people.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2018 01:14 PM (KP5rU)

404 So TWS and NRO are merely whores and now they're aging out.

Posted by: dagny at December 14, 2018 01:06 PM (nRWPy)

No wonder they hate Trump so much. They identify as Stormy Daniels

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 14, 2018 01:14 PM (KUaJL)

405 Now where will I go to fulfill my NeverTrump related cruise needs?


Posted by: Zeno the Stoic at December 14, 2018 12:54 PM (cGlgB)

Welcome Aboard Sailors and Guests to the good ship NRO! Meet my dog...

Posted by: Cap'n Joney Cuckberg at December 14, 2018 01:14 PM (KMmVE)

406 397 Ace is dancing on the Weekly Standard's grave, then pulling down his pants and shitting on it, then digging up the magazine's corpse and using a lipstick to draw grotesque clown faces on its lifeless head, then eating a picnic next to the empty grave with the dolled-up corpse as an unwitting participant, playing tea party games with it, then skullfucking the corpse in an empty eye-socket, and leaving it out in the open for the hyenas to devour in the night.

Posted by: zombie at December 14, 2018 01:14 PM (c+2jX)

That was....disturbingly specific, Zom

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 14, 2018 01:15 PM (bcbK8)

407 What's the weekly standard??
6 beers and 2 shots.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 14, 2018 01:15 PM (r+sAi)

408 "The new shamwow guy.

Posted by: Axeman at December 14, 2018 01:12 PM (vDqXW) "

Maybe he can help Phil Swift sell Flexseal!

It can fix a boat that's been sawed in half! It can fix a bucket that's been ripped apart with a chainsaw!

However, it can't fix a failing magazine.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 01:15 PM (oZ6kz)

409 Judas was out of a job at the holidays too.
That was beautiful, my friend.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 14, 2018 01:12 PM


Thanks, I'm not on Twitter etc. but I'd love to post that to Jpod hayes and captin cucky. Fuckers.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 14, 2018 01:15 PM (nAeGR)

410 Pine nuts taste like soap to me.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 14, 2018 01:15 PM (xfb67)

411 Posted by: IC at December 14, 2018 01:12 PM (a0IVu)
*****
Thought that was taco Bell ?

Posted by: Max BOOThole at December 14, 2018 01:15 PM (BqBId)

412 Bander- bah.

Posted by: bah. at December 14, 2018 01:15 PM (fE+0o)

413

The keelhaulee gets his skin flayed by the barnacles so that he is in agony before he drowns.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2018 01:10 PM (fuK7c)


Huh. Thanks...I was wondering who here might know....
Posted by: Shep! at December 14, 2018 01:12 PM (KTFtO)

Yup, could be a death sentence depending on two things...

Did they leave your hands free? and when the ship was last careened (not to mention, the size of the ship).

Some did survive, most did not.

Posted by: Don Q at December 14, 2018 01:15 PM (NgKpN)

414 378 kristol is now hawking cat filters. eveybody needs a good cat filter.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2018 01:12 PM (KP5rU)

What, now I have cats in my water? This is what I get for having a well...

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at December 14, 2018 01:15 PM (RD7QR)

415 361
peaches sit by me, I have the fire roaring.

Posted by: bah. at December 14, 2018 01:10 PM (fE+0o)
Oh, gosh, I kinda wish I had a fireplace. Then I think, Peaches, that would just be more shit to clean. So I make my peace with it. Sadly, I do have the most amazing mid-1800s brass andiron and implements set that my parents bought back in the 50s in Connecticut. It's got a ton of cool stuff and I have no idea where or how to sell it.

Posted by: Peaches at December 14, 2018 01:15 PM (14URa)

416 Weekly Standard still sounds like American Standard.

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 14, 2018 01:15 PM (RuIsu)

417 Zombie, even hyenas have standards.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 14, 2018 01:16 PM (Wkm6f)

418 Kim Chi is awesome and has the added benefit of probiotics.

Posted by: dagny at December 14, 2018 01:16 PM (nRWPy)

419 Is NR next?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 14, 2018 01:16 PM (yQpMk)

420 The Ship of Fools, piloted into the hidden Reef of Arrogance by Drunken Captain Cuck, sinks in minutes deep into the Sea of Irrelevance, never to be seen again.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 14, 2018 01:16 PM (Kge8X)

421 and leaving it out in the open for the hyenas to devour in the night.





Posted by: zombie at December 14, 2018 01:14 PM (c+2jX)

That was....disturbingly specific, Zom

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 14, 2018 01:15 PM (bcbK

Dammit! Horde hive mind at work again, and you beat me to it!



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at December 14, 2018 01:16 PM (8iiMU)

422 397; zombie, that was beautiful. i think it's getting dusty in here.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2018 01:16 PM (KP5rU)

423 Weekly Standard impeached!

Bye!

Posted by: Avenger at December 14, 2018 01:16 PM (70ScF)

424 Get Woke, Go Broke...nevertrump style!

Posted by: Agemt Cooper at December 14, 2018 01:17 PM (8tNRg)

425 "They supported South Africa, and even Rhodesia."

I would shift this around, honestly. Rhodesia on independence did its level best to lift up the blacks who wanted to be uplifted, which was most of them except Mugabe (thanks a load, Carter). South Africa, in the immortal words of PJ O'Rourke, just put it right out there: "F**k you, we're bigots."

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at December 14, 2018 01:17 PM (PB2zu)

426 ]i]That's definitely true, I'll agree. I like Buckley because of his principles more than because of his Boston Brahman accent and sesquipedelian nature.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 12:58 PM (oZ6kz)

There was nothing "Boston Brahman" about his accent. It was sui generis. (He actually learned English as his 3rd language, and mostly in England.)

But that's a symptom of what I hate about this talk. It's all impressionistic, with no underlying basis in reality. People just don't like Buckley for stylistic reasons, and equate his style with that of Never Trumpers (who admittedly are trying to imitate him.) But it's all a big myth.

It makes as much sense as loving Trump just because of his style, and ignoring the policies. It's pure rage, SJW-style.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 14, 2018 01:17 PM (VaN/j)

427 Peaches, shove it into you home and find places for everything amazing.

it can work in winter, cozy etc..

Posted by: bah. at December 14, 2018 01:17 PM (fE+0o)

428 Now announcing the Morning Cruise!

Posted by: Mika's Bottom at December 14, 2018 01:17 PM (vDqXW)

429 Reince Priebus joins the Navy!

Posted by: Tariff Pikachu at December 14, 2018 01:17 PM (bFOlv)

430 Thank you Santa!

Posted by: nip at December 14, 2018 01:17 PM (DfGpI)

431 (make someone else clean)

Posted by: bah. at December 14, 2018 01:17 PM (fE+0o)

432 406 397 Ace is dancing on the Weekly Standard's grave, then pulling down his pants and shitting on it, then digging up the magazine's corpse and using a lipstick to draw grotesque clown faces on its lifeless head, then eating a picnic next to the empty grave with the dolled-up corpse as an unwitting participant, playing tea party games with it, then skullfucking the corpse in an empty eye-socket, and leaving it out in the open for the hyenas to devour in the night.

Posted by: zombie at December 14, 2018 01:14 PM (c+2jX)

That was....disturbingly specific, Zom
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 14, 2018 01:15 PM (bcbK

But apparently quite satisfying.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at December 14, 2018 01:17 PM (RD7QR)

433 I used to read the NRO a lot. Now I just let you guys do it for me.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 14, 2018 01:17 PM (xfb67)

434 Is NR next?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 14, 2018 01:16 PM (yQpMk)

Ahoy!

Posted by: Cap'n Joney Cuckberg at December 14, 2018 01:17 PM (KMmVE)

435 397 Ace is dancing on the Weekly Standard's grave, then pulling down his pants and shitting on it, then digging up the magazine's corpse and using a lipstick to draw grotesque clown faces on its lifeless head, then eating a picnic next to the empty grave with the dolled-up corpse as an unwitting participant, playing tea party games with it, then skullfucking the corpse in an empty eye-socket, and leaving it out in the open for the hyenas to devour in the night.

Posted by: zombie at December 14, 2018 01:14 PM (c+2jX)
----------------

Ace stole my schtick?

Posted by: zombie Ted Bundy at December 14, 2018 01:17 PM (qC1Sy)

436 So much money, wasted.

Posted by: Pierre Omidyar at December 14, 2018 01:18 PM (tYPH9)

437 Some did survive, most did not.

Posted by: Don Q at December 14, 2018 01:15 PM (NgKpN)

I read book when I was kid on Medieval Torture Devices/Methods. Fun read.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 14, 2018 01:18 PM (KTFtO)

438 399 Cilantro is a taste of freshness--but also, I've concentrated, and I kinda get the soap, a little bit. But mostly a taste of freshness.
Posted by: Axeman at December 14, 2018 01:10 PM (vDqXW)

It used to taste soapy to me (I used to think Vietnamese food was just soapy-tasting), but now I don't get any soap, it just tastes fresh. The soap thing is genetic, so this shouldn't be an acquired taste... But it is.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2018 01:14 PM (IqOTP)

I bet you think Lifebuoy has a piquant after-dinner flavor - heady, with just a touch of mellow smoothness.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2018 01:18 PM (NWiLs)

439 And these are the people trying to preach to us about economic policy. They have no clue how the world works.

Some of them are actually going to have to make some GAINZZ to tone their flabby work muscles so that someone will actually hire them.

Posted by: Brass Bancroft at December 14, 2018 01:18 PM (8JWHR)

440 SOS. SOS. SS Weekly Standard to All Ships.

We Have Struck an Iceberg and Sinking by the Head.

We Are Putting Cap'n Kristol and Subscribers Off in Small Boats.

Women and Children Are Staying on to Safeguard Cap'n's Wine Cellar.

Cannot Last Much Longer. Losing Power.

This Is SS Weekly Standard. Engine Room Flooded.

Inform SS George Soros of Our Location and Ask to Bring More Lifeboats and Cozy Sinecures.

Posted by: SS Weekly Standard's Final Transmissions at December 14, 2018 01:19 PM (DuAZ5)

441 You can't make chicken soup out of chicken sh*t. The Weakly Substandard has been crappy for a long time.

The Market has spoken.

Posted by: Jaqen H'ghar at December 14, 2018 01:19 PM (5fSr7)

442 Score

In Trump's trophy-bin:

16 Republicans

1 Democrat

1 Cuckold Magazine

Posted by: franksalterego at December 14, 2018 01:19 PM (3cq8T)

443 There once was a man from Nantucket

Who drove his magazine out of business.

And he can suck it.

Posted by: eleven at December 14, 2018 01:19 PM (NLLmE)

444 399 Cilantro is a taste of freshness--but also, I've concentrated, and I kinda get the soap, a little bit. But mostly a taste of freshness.
Posted by: Axeman at December 14, 2018 01:10 PM (vDqXW)

It used to taste soapy to me (I used to think Vietnamese food was just soapy-tasting), but now I don't get any soap, it just tastes fresh. The soap thing is genetic, so this shouldn't be an acquired taste... But it is.
Posted by: hogmartin


Apparently The Cilantro Taste Shift is almost universal in humans -- it taste like sap when you're young, and then at some point in adulthood some biochemical change happens in your body, and it suddenly tastes fresh and fantastic. I'm serious -- it's a well-documented signpost in the human aging process. The Cilantro Taste Shift is similar to menopause in women or getting a beer "spare-tire" in men -- an unstoppable, irreversible late-stage biological maturation. For real.

Posted by: zombie at December 14, 2018 01:20 PM (c+2jX)

445 That's definitely true, I'll agree. I like Buckley because of his principles more than because of his Boston Brahman accent and sesquipedelian nature.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 12:58 PM (oZ6kz)
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I have real misgivings about Buckley after learning just exactly what the Birchers predicted. And the difference between their press and their actual stances. They threw racists out of the Society.

I can't help but see Buckley in the role of Nevertrumpers appealing to the media by sacrificing and feeding into the media lies (as thick as they are now) about the Birchers.

Remember the media also continues to lie and encourage false conclusions about the extent of Joe McCarthy's hearings. The Dem media's lies go *way* back.

Posted by: Mika's Bottom at December 14, 2018 01:20 PM (vDqXW)

446 it taste like sap = it tastes like soap

Posted by: zombie at December 14, 2018 01:20 PM (c+2jX)

447 Reap me.

Posted by: The Whirlwind at December 14, 2018 01:20 PM (yQpMk)

448 Ok, I played the ship horn for another belly laugh. later rons.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 14, 2018 01:20 PM (KTFtO)

449 "Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 14, 2018 01:17 PM (VaN/j) "

I know he wasn't a native speaker but he did have a Mid-Atlantic accent, whether you want to call it Boston Brahman or Locust Valley Lockjaw. It's not really germane to his intellect or conservative principles, but just as some people hate him for stylistic reasons, there were also people who liked him for stylistic reasons more than because they agreed with or admired his thought.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 01:21 PM (oZ6kz)

450 >>Ace is dancing on the Weekly Standard's grave, then pulling down his pants and shitting on it, then digging up the magazine's corpse and using a lipstick to draw grotesque clown faces on its lifeless head, then eating a picnic next to the empty grave with the dolled-up corpse as an unwitting participant, playing tea party games with it, then skullfucking the corpse in an empty eye-socket, and leaving it out in the open for the hyenas to devour in the night.




*makes note to never, ever get on zombie's bad side*

Posted by: Lizzy at December 14, 2018 01:21 PM (W+vEI)

451 Also "mince" whatever that is.



Barry O: Mince? Here let me show you

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 14, 2018 01:21 PM (OLCnA)

452 There once was a man from Nantucket



Who drove his magazine out of business.



And he can suck it.

Posted by: eleven at December 14, 2018 01:19 PM



Pure poetry.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 14, 2018 01:21 PM (p+Wdc)

453
I bet you think Lifebuoy has a piquant after-dinner flavor - heady, with just a touch of mellow smoothness.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2018 01:18 PM (NWiLs)

---------------

Soap snob.

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at December 14, 2018 01:21 PM (qC1Sy)

454 Even tired old Newsweek brought a dollar.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 14, 2018 01:22 PM (FTlwv)

455
@BryanDeanWright For the first time in 25 years, America has the leverage to halt China's support of North Korea & Iran.

By doing what exactly?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 14, 2018 01:22 PM (aKsyK)

456 "I have real misgivings about Buckley after learning just exactly what the Birchers predicted. And the difference between their press and their actual stances. They threw racists out of the Society.

Posted by: Mika's Bottom at December 14, 2018 01:20 PM (vDqXW) "

As Eeyore posted above, the split with the Birchers (and Welch in particular) had a lot to do with their paranoid stance on Einsenhower as a crypto-Commie.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 01:22 PM (oZ6kz)

457 Spotted dick

Mincemeat

Vegimate

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 14, 2018 01:22 PM (Wkm6f)

458 The "it tastes like sap" trick doesn't work on women after age 35.

Posted by: wooga at December 14, 2018 01:22 PM (TmsKM)

459 406 397 Ace is dancing on the Weekly Standard's grave, then pulling down his pants and shitting on it, then digging up the magazine's corpse and using a lipstick to draw grotesque clown faces on its lifeless head, then eating a picnic next to the empty grave with the dolled-up corpse as an unwitting participant, playing tea party games with it, then skullfucking the corpse in an empty eye-socket, and leaving it out in the open for the hyenas to devour in the night.

Posted by: zombie at December 14, 2018 01:14 PM (c+2jX)

That was....disturbingly specific, Zom
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo


Not completely - - I forgot to mention that it was the left eye-socket, and that during the tea parry, Ace did both voices in the conversation, his own voice on one side, then a squeaky lisping little girl's voice for the Weekly Standard side.

Posted by: zombie at December 14, 2018 01:23 PM (c+2jX)

460 i saw the skull fucking hyenas open for the corpse grinders at the palladium in '80. depressing as fuck. it might have been the county fair. i'm not sure anymore.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2018 01:23 PM (KP5rU)

461 Apparently The Cilantro Taste Shift is almost universal in humans -- it taste like sap when you're young, and then at some point in adulthood some biochemical change happens in your body, and it suddenly tastes fresh and fantastic. I'm serious -- it's a well-documented signpost in the human aging process. The Cilantro Taste Shift is similar to menopause in women or getting a beer "spare-tire" in men -- an unstoppable, irreversible late-stage biological maturation. For real.
Posted by: zombie at December 14, 2018 01:20 PM (c+2jX)
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Could be roughly similar to the Pork and Coconut taste shift I've experienced (although those were smaller shifts). My dad's favorite flavor was Coconut when I was a kid--and I didn't get this at all. Coconut was always okay for me, but it's only after 40 that I understand the desire for Coconut. I also used to wonder why Homer was enamored of Pork--and I've also heard stories about men told by their doctor to quit Pork, and some point past the age of 40, I felt like Homer.

Posted by: Mika's Bottom at December 14, 2018 01:23 PM (vDqXW)

462 There once was a man from Nantucket
Who drove his magazine out of business
And he can go fvck himself.



This also works just as well.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at December 14, 2018 01:23 PM (8iiMU)

463 Bill Kristol's conservatism is as genuine as Michael Jackson's nose.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 14, 2018 01:23 PM (Boy/L)

464 FINALLY. Internet is back up. Thanks, Comcast.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 14, 2018 01:23 PM (ptqGC)

465 85 The current NRO is a hell of a lot closer to his vision than many want to admit.
Posted by: DocJ

______________

I definitely think you could make a case WFB would be NeverTrump if he was around today. At least in a Charles Krauthammer sort of way,

I like him like still, but he was really big on winning the "right way" with Republicans always using their salad forks, etc.

Posted by: Blago
Buckley famously called Gore Vidal "You queer" while debating, and I'm feeling that had a salad fork been handy it would have ended up sticking out of someone's eye.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at December 14, 2018 01:24 PM (IeDO8)

466 Their principles involved preservation of their phony-baloney jobs as the Washington Generals, the Controlled Opposition. I didn't support Trump in the primary and thought about sitting out the general, but I decided that come what may Clinton had to be stopped. But the performance of the NeverTrumpers and the GOP wing of the UniParty are the reasons that after my last move I registered to vote with no party affiliation.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at December 14, 2018 01:24 PM (P/ALc)

467 397 Ace is dancing on the Weekly Standard's grave, then pulling down his
pants and shitting on it, then digging up the magazine's corpse and
using a lipstick to draw grotesque clown faces on its lifeless head,
then eating a picnic next to the empty grave with the dolled-up corpse
as an unwitting participant, playing tea party games with it, then
skullfucking the corpse in an empty eye-socket, and leaving it out in
the open for the hyenas to devour in the night.



Posted by: zombie at December 14, 2018 01:14 PM (c+2jX)

That is nothing short of beautiful, zombie!

Posted by: Peaches at December 14, 2018 01:24 PM (14URa)

468 Wow.

What a viscous, angry rant.

Kickin' 'em when they're down.

...

Amen.

Posted by: Optimizer at December 14, 2018 01:24 PM (hOOi9)

469 I love the random bits of info the Horde tosses out.

I honestly do learn something new almost every day here.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 14, 2018 01:24 PM (bcbK8)

470 Besides Buckley will always get a pass from me because he told that mincing faggot Gore Vidal that he'd punch him in his commie face for being a twat.

Of course Norman Mailer *actually* punched Vidal and I'm not much of a Mailer fan but that's because that was one of the few things he did correctly.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 01:24 PM (oZ6kz)

471 The only ship Bill Kristol will man now is the SS Minnow.

Posted by: Russian Stooge at December 14, 2018 01:24 PM (HFYLP)

472 So Cilantro is Boosterspice?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 14, 2018 01:24 PM (Wkm6f)

473 Sock off
---
As Eeyore posted above, the split with the Birchers (and Welch in particular) had a lot to do with their paranoid stance on Einsenhower as a crypto-Commie.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 01:22 PM (oZ6kz)
---
Okay, that's weird. Never heard of that.

Posted by: Axeman at December 14, 2018 01:25 PM (vDqXW)

474
I find it hard to believe that the person wrote THIS:

Apparently The Cilantro Taste Shift is almost universal in humans -- it taste like sap when you're young, and then at some point in adulthood some biochemical change happens in your body, and it suddenly tastes fresh and fantastic. I'm serious -- it's a well-documented signpost in the human aging process. The Cilantro Taste Shift is similar to menopause in women or getting a beer "spare-tire" in men -- an unstoppable, irreversible late-stage biological maturation. For real.


...is also the same person that wrote THIS:

Ace is dancing on the Weekly Standard's grave, then pulling down his pants and shitting on it, then digging up the magazine's corpse and using a lipstick to draw grotesque clown faces on its lifeless head, then eating a picnic next to the empty grave with the dolled-up corpse as an unwitting participant, playing tea party games with it, then skullfucking the corpse in an empty eye-socket, and leaving it out in the open for the hyenas to devour in the night.


I'm....... very impressed.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 14, 2018 01:25 PM (8XRCm)

475 Pat Jordan is probably a better example of an athlete-journalist, though he never made the majors. But he had legit MLB stuff - I think he had the 3rd or 4th fastest fastball in the league at the time.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 01:13 PM (oZ6kz)


It's impossible for most people who never advanced beyond Little League to imagine just what it's like to face someone with MLB stuff. When Bob Feller was in his 60s he'd make appearances at Indians minor league games and challenge ticket holders to try and hit his heater. They all got blown away until one of the guys on the farm team went into the stands in street clothes, came down and started hitting them off the screws off a confused Rapid Robert while the guys in the dugout howled.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 14, 2018 01:25 PM (y7DUB)

476 459 406 397 Ace is dancing on the Weekly Standard's grave, then pulling down his pants and shitting on it, then digging up the magazine's corpse and using a lipstick to draw grotesque clown faces on its lifeless head, then eating a picnic next to the empty grave with the dolled-up corpse as an unwitting participant, playing tea party games with it, then skullfucking the corpse in an empty eye-socket, and leaving it out in the open for the hyenas to devour in the night.

Posted by: zombie at December 14, 2018 01:14 PM (c+2jX)

That was....disturbingly specific, Zom
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo

Not completely - - I forgot to mention that it was the left eye-socket, and that during the tea parry, Ace did both voices in the conversation, his own voice on one side, then a squeaky lisping little girl's voice for the Weekly Standard side.
Posted by: zombie at December 14, 2018 01:23 PM (c+2jX)

Well you have to leave something to the imagination.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 14, 2018 01:26 PM (bcbK8)

477 Call me a crypto-Nazi again, you queer, and I'll sock you in your goddamn face and you'll stay plastered.

Posted by: WFB at December 14, 2018 01:26 PM (NWiLs)

478 469
I love the random bits of info the Horde tosses out.



I honestly do learn something new almost every day here.





Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 14, 2018 01:24 PM (bcbK
Coulda lived a long damn time without the meticulous description of keelhauling but, in general, I heartily agree. :-)

Posted by: Peaches at December 14, 2018 01:26 PM (14URa)

479 So...I guess the cruise is still on?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at December 14, 2018 01:26 PM (Boy/L)

480 Whitaker Chambers used to be an editor at NR. That was when they knew what was what with Commie Infiltration.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at December 14, 2018 01:26 PM (yQpMk)

481
The only ship Bill Kristol will man now is the SS Minnow.

Posted by: Russian Stooge at December 14, 2018 01:24 PM (HFYLP)

Ahoy! That's my gig with my dog. Ahoy!

Posted by: Cap'n Joney Cuckberg at December 14, 2018 01:26 PM (KMmVE)

482 Ace is dancing on the Weekly Standard's grave, then pulling down his
pants and shitting on it, then digging up the magazine's corpse and
using a lipstick to draw grotesque clown faces on its lifeless head,
then eating a picnic next to the empty grave with the dolled-up corpse
as an unwitting participant, playing tea party games with it, then
skullfucking the corpse in an empty eye-socket, and leaving it out in
the open for the hyenas to devour in the night.



Posted by: zombie at December 14, 2018 01:14 PM



Well....that's a vivid image.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 14, 2018 01:26 PM (p+Wdc)

483 It's fun to embarrass people with,

Oh, what policy position does X hold that you disagree with?"

They then try the style, impression, feeling thing again.

You repeat, "I'm sorry, what POLICY POSITION do you have problems with and why?"

Invariably, they'll say something stupid about some policy they don't understand and you get to stomp them.

Of course a few times, I've been reduced to just saying Policy position, policy position, policy position.

Invariably it turns out to be infanticide again.

So I get to say, "Oh, so you're morally superior to someone who thinks babies are human." Got it.

Doesn't seem like a real strong position to me.

Posted by: dagny at December 14, 2018 01:26 PM (nRWPy)

484 I'm....... very impressed.



Posted by: fixerupper at December 14, 2018 01:25 PM (8XRCm)

OK. I LOLed.

The Horde is a beautiful thing.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at December 14, 2018 01:27 PM (8iiMU)

485 471 The only ship Bill Kristol will man now is the SS Minnow.


Nope. The Titanic (Failure)

Posted by: pep at December 14, 2018 01:27 PM (TpAxy)

486 Having these people on our side explains that long diet of failure we were supposed to swallow for so many years.

And it also explains how we got Trump, who was the only guy who credibly offered what we were really hungry for.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 14, 2018 01:27 PM (oVJmc)

487 Right now Hayes and Bill are singing, and since we've no place to go....let it snow, let it snow,,,when we finally kiss goodnight. How I hate goin over to NRO...but if you really hold me tight,,,all the way home I'll be warm...

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 14, 2018 01:27 PM (nAeGR)

488 What a shame. And just in time for Christmas too!

I mean, this is the time of year people buy
their hamsters and birds the plush stuff.

Posted by: STV at December 14, 2018 01:27 PM (8TZgJ)

489 Someone needs to convince Kasich to get some True Con pals (like Bennie Shapiro) and buy the Weekly Substandard.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 14, 2018 01:27 PM (ptqGC)

490 Cilantro does not taste like soap. If you eat cilantro and *think* you taste soap, it is because you are a mutant.

Zod pities you, but he does not trust you.

Posted by: Zod at December 14, 2018 01:27 PM (Bdeb0)

491 Bloomberg TV is saying that Christie declined the Chief of Staff job

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 14, 2018 01:28 PM (OLCnA)

492 There once was a man from Nantucket
Whose magazine done kicked the bucket

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 14, 2018 01:28 PM (AllCR)

493 It's impossible for most people who never advanced beyond Little League to imagine just what it's like to face someone with MLB stuff. When Bob Feller was in his 60s he'd make appearances at Indians minor league games and challenge ticket holders to try and hit his heater. They all got blown away until one of the guys on the farm team went into the stands in street clothes, came down and started hitting them off the screws off a confused Rapid Robert while the guys in the dugout howled.
Posted by: Captain Hate at December 14, 2018 01:25 PM (y7DUB)
-------------------

One of the great things about baseball, that such shenanigans happened and still go on.

Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at December 14, 2018 01:28 PM (qC1Sy)

494 Omit the Minnow, because that would mean Kyrstol would be stranded with Ginger and Mary Ann.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 14, 2018 01:28 PM (Wkm6f)

495 I'm....... very impressed.
Posted by: fixerupper

The photography talent extends from Ansel Adams to Fulton Street, too.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at December 14, 2018 01:28 PM (FTlwv)

496 Looks like the next Kristol Kruise is on the S.S. Ty-D-Bol.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 14, 2018 01:28 PM (oVJmc)

497 Still reading about the Communist Party in the US after WW2. They said they were for freedom, open discussion, love of the common person/worker etc. when they were in reality just the opposite. propaganda is a powerful tool for any political party.

Posted by: Colin at December 14, 2018 01:28 PM (sCixx)

498 You plant shit seeds, you get shit weeds.

Reap it, you fucking losers.

Posted by: Hooray for Boobies at December 14, 2018 01:28 PM (5M05o)

499 If they really wanted to know where they went wrong, the best thing in the world for Kristol et al, would be to read this column, but, of course, they won't. And the excuses they rationalize into accepted dogma will be baloney of the first order.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at December 14, 2018 01:29 PM (Y24LV)

500 I don't want compassionate conservatism. I don't want thoughtful conservatism. Flagrant, naked, shameless, unrelenting, unapologetic, in-your-face Andrew Breitbart style conservatism is what I want. And even if the squishes at The Weekly Standard and NRO are convinced that Donald Trump is a swaggering tin-plated dictator with delusions of Godhood, I remain undeterred. My answer to them is "Release the Kraken!" We should all mock, taunt, and laugh at these effeminate beta-males whenever they whine and pee their pants. 'Nuff said.

Posted by: CyberCipher at December 14, 2018 01:29 PM (p6WoB)

501 The crap that was said about Trump, Cruz, Paul and others turned people off and only alienated Conservative readers.
You reap what you sow.

Posted by: redridinghood at December 14, 2018 01:29 PM (hECVl)

502 I sent him a good riddance message on his rarely looked at FB page.

Posted by: CN at December 14, 2018 01:29 PM (U7k5w)

503 I think that giving them the benefit of their being afraid of their 'controlled opposition' jobs were going south is too generous.

I think they were paid off, period.

I think they're just cheap whores.

Posted by: dagny at December 14, 2018 01:29 PM (nRWPy)

504 Awwwww man. I hope Krystol lands on his hooves.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 14, 2018 01:29 PM (dNzKv)

505 Bloomberg TV is saying that Christie declined the Chief of Staff job

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 14, 2018 01:28 PM (OLCnA)


Christmas has come early. I'm disturbed he ever considered the donut eater.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 14, 2018 01:29 PM (ptqGC)

506 There once was a man from Nantucket

Whose magazine done kicked the bucket

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 14, 2018 01:28 PM


Hmm...scans well.

Give Muldoon time and I'm sure he'll rock this.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 14, 2018 01:29 PM (p+Wdc)

507 Right now Hayes and Bill are singing


Baby it's cold outside.

Posted by: pep at December 14, 2018 01:30 PM (TpAxy)

508 Ahoy there!

Posted by: SS Candiru at December 14, 2018 01:30 PM (NWiLs)

509 Stock market is in the shits again today..

Posted by: IC at December 14, 2018 01:30 PM (a0IVu)

510 well......bye

Posted by: x at December 14, 2018 01:30 PM (nFwvY)

511 Damn, Ace.......It moved!

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at December 14, 2018 01:30 PM (zctU8)

512 I don't know what is more disturbing: that zombie put that much thought into what to do to a corpse, or that zombie just popped that off the top of his/her head.

Posted by: blaster at December 14, 2018 01:31 PM (JaLUs)

513
Why is it everytime we have a Billy Kristol thread.... I end up with a Jay Ferguson earworm???

Posted by: fixerupper at December 14, 2018 01:31 PM (8XRCm)

514 We should all mock, taunt, and laugh at these effeminate beta-males whenever they whine and pee their pants. 'Nuff said.
Posted by: CyberCipher at D




everyone should be mocked and taunted. getting mocked and taunted is good for you.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 14, 2018 01:31 PM (MTjB1)

515 zombie is a her, makes it more disturbing.

Posted by: orangutang at December 14, 2018 01:31 PM (KdryZ)

516 492 There once was a man from Nantucket
Whose magazine done kicked the bucket
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 14, 2018 01:28 PM (AllCR)

heh

Posted by: m at December 14, 2018 01:32 PM (bAsK/)

517 The Cilantro Taste Shift is similar to menopause in women or getting a beer "spare-tire" in men -- an unstoppable, irreversible late-stage biological maturation. For real.
Posted by: zombie at December 14, 2018 01:20 PM (c+2jX)

Well, that's interesting. I could've sworn it had a genetic component, that people who like or don't like it can detect some compound that the others can't.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2018 01:32 PM (IqOTP)

518 I think Dana Perino gave Jesse Watters a subscription to The Weekly Standard and National Review as a present on The Five.

He needs to ask for a refund.

Posted by: redridinghood at December 14, 2018 01:32 PM (hECVl)

519 or that zombie just popped that off the top of his/her head.
Posted by: blaster at December 14, 2018 01:31 PM (JaLUs)

-----

her

zombie is an ette.


Which just adds to my...... astonishment.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 14, 2018 01:32 PM (8XRCm)

520 I bet you think Lifebuoy has a piquant after-dinner flavor - heady, with just a touch of mellow smoothness.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2018 01:18 PM


You guys with the gourmet sh*t.

Posted by: S. "M.F." Jackson at December 14, 2018 01:32 PM (ctuyM)

521 zombie is a her, makes it more disturbing.
Posted by: orangutang at D



no one knows that for sure.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 14, 2018 01:32 PM (MTjB1)

522 Eliana Johnson
@elianayjohnson
The NDAs presented to @weeklystandard staffers forbid "false, disparaging, derogatory, critical, insulting, offensive, deprecating or belittling comment in public or in private" for two years, per copy of agreement sent to me. (Caps my own.)

Posted by: Max BOOThole at December 14, 2018 01:32 PM (BqBId)

523 Saw this interesting study at Powerline last night. It was discussing why lattes were perceived as women's drinks and foreign.

And then it ventured to say that white conservative men prefer coffee, because it's not as "foreign sounding". Ha ha the jokes are on you dumb conservatives because coffee is just as foreign!

This is not the first time I have seen Irony by Straw Man based on an inability to do anything but caricature an out-group.

Posted by: Axeman at December 14, 2018 01:32 PM (vDqXW)

524 zombie is a her,


You still think so?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2018 01:32 PM (fuK7c)

525

Meh. All those cucks will land on their feet and probably wind up with a much larger paycheck. The anti-Christ George Soros has plenty of his filthy lucre to start a whole boatload of Prog/Marxist/Democrat web sites to destroy us with. Take a look at the millions of dollars that got JuiceVox started. Then take a look at the outrageous bullshit Progressive garbage that emanates from it.


The only thing this means for those assholes is they won't be able to buy their kid a new Mercedes this Christmas like they promised. They'll just need to wait until January or so.

Boo fucking hoo.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 14, 2018 01:32 PM (HaL55)

526 472 So Cilantro is Boosterspice?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 14, 2018 01:24 PM (Wkm6f)

Or Tree-of-Life root.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at December 14, 2018 01:33 PM (RD7QR)

527 You can squeeze the sails,
You can lick the decks...

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 14, 2018 01:33 PM (RuIsu)

528 >> I think Dana Perino gave Jesse Watters a subscription to The Weekly Standard and National Review as a present on The Five.



*eye roll*

Of course she did

Posted by: Lizzy at December 14, 2018 01:33 PM (W+vEI)

529 next up in the batter's box..National Review...Review..Review

Posted by: x at December 14, 2018 01:33 PM (nFwvY)

530 Ace is dancing on the Weekly Standard's grave, then pulling down his pants and shitting on it, then digging up the magazine's corpse and using a lipstick to draw grotesque clown faces on its lifeless head, then eating a picnic next to the empty grave with the dolled-up corpse as an unwitting participant, playing tea party games with it, then skullfucking the corpse in an empty eye-socket, and leaving it out in the open for the hyenas to devour in the night.

Posted by: zombie at December 14, 2018 01:14 PM (c+2jX)


You can't teach that kind of talent; it's either bred in the bone or it ain't there. This would burn down most creative writing programs.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 14, 2018 01:33 PM (y7DUB)

531 Because of Scrooge McKrystol, Bob Podretz won't even get a lump of coal in his stocking this year.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 14, 2018 01:33 PM (Wkm6f)

532 For Sale!

Muh Principals

NIB

Cap'n Billy



Posted by: Craigslist at December 14, 2018 01:34 PM (88+cf)

533 no one knows that for sure.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 14, 2018 01:32 PM (MTjB1)

because MEN got to women's conferences and come here to tell us what all the ninnies were discussing .. at here break out table.

she slips sometimes.

Posted by: orangutang at December 14, 2018 01:34 PM (KdryZ)

534
>> I think Dana Perino gave Jesse Watters a subscription to The
Weekly Standard and National Review as a present on The Five.



*eye roll*



Of course she did

Posted by: Lizzy at December 14, 2018 01:33 PM (W+vEI)


He's probably donated all the Jasper books she gave him to Goodwill.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 14, 2018 01:34 PM (ptqGC)

535 For boxing fans, Roberto Duran Jr. has his second fight tonight. He's facing some 0-2 tomato can so it'll probably be a slaughter.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 01:34 PM (oZ6kz)

536 Well, I don't think anyone has said it so I will because I am an asshole with back pain. Bon Voyage'

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 14, 2018 01:34 PM (nAeGR)

537 If I remember correctly Goldwater went squishy at the end. I loved Buckley but I think he was headed that way too,

Posted by: Flatville Bill at December 14, 2018 01:34 PM (ltL3D)

538 524 zombie is a her,

You still think so?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 14, 2018 01:32 PM (fuK7c)

I think so, too.

Posted by: m at December 14, 2018 01:35 PM (bAsK/)

539 Ace is dancing on the Weekly Standard's grave, then pulling down his pants and shitting on it, then digging up the magazine's corpse and using a lipstick to draw grotesque clown faces on its lifeless head, then eating a picnic next to the empty grave with the dolled-up corpse as an unwitting participant, playing tea party games with it, then skullfucking the corpse in an empty eye-socket, and leaving it out in the open for the hyenas to devour in the night.

Posted by: zombie at December 14, 2018 01:14 PM


I'm beginning to suspect that zombie is not unfamiliar with rugby.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 14, 2018 01:35 PM (ctuyM)

540 Posted by: fixerupper at December 14, 2018 01:31 PM (8XRCm)

And we rode out the storm here on Thunder Island!

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ho Ho Ho! Red Faced Rants are In at The Outrage Outlet! at December 14, 2018 01:35 PM (hLRSq)

541 I'll take a stab at it:

There once was a man from Nantucket
Whose magazine done kicked the bucket
No one pays to read
One big NeverTrump screed
So now Kristol and Co. can all suck it

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2018 01:35 PM (NWiLs)

542 Are you going to finish that coleslaw?

Posted by: John Kasich at December 14, 2018 01:35 PM (2Mnv1)

543 Cap'n Bill's boat is a leaky life raft.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at December 14, 2018 01:35 PM (ptqGC)

544 because MEN got to women's conferences and come here to tell us what all the ninnies were discussing .. at here break out table.

she slips sometimes.
Posted by: orangutang at D




not sure how long you have been here but when they showed up the discussed how they deliberately use misinformation to disguise their identity our of fear of being attacked. may have even been harassed before.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 14, 2018 01:35 PM (MTjB1)

545 " If I remember correctly Goldwater went squishy at the end. I loved Buckley but I think he was headed that way too,

Posted by: Flatville Bill at December 14, 2018 01:34 PM (ltL3D) "

I think Goldwater did start slipping a bit, yeah.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 01:36 PM (oZ6kz)

546 There once was a man from Nantucket

Whose magazine done kicked the bucket

He said with a spin as he filled his tin

....

Posted by: dagny at December 14, 2018 01:36 PM (nRWPy)

547 474
I find it hard to believe that the person wrote THIS:

Apparently The Cilantro Taste Shift is almost universal in humans -- it taste like sap when you're young, and then at some point in adulthood some biochemical change happens in your body, and it suddenly tastes fresh and fantastic. I'm serious -- it's a well-documented signpost in the human aging process. The Cilantro Taste Shift is similar to menopause in women or getting a beer "spare-tire" in men -- an unstoppable, irreversible late-stage biological maturation. For real.


...is also the same person that wrote THIS:

Ace is dancing on the Weekly Standard's grave, then pulling down his pants and shitting on it, then digging up the magazine's corpse and using a lipstick to draw grotesque clown faces on its lifeless head, then eating a picnic next to the empty grave with the dolled-up corpse as an unwitting participant, playing tea party games with it, then skullfucking the corpse in an empty eye-socket, and leaving it out in the open for the hyenas to devour in the night.


I'm....... very impressed.
Posted by: fixerupper


I'm a grandmaster of what they call "Tonal control." Most people -- almost all people, in fact -- have a distinct "literary style" that is as unique as their signature or handwriting, and as automatic and unconscious. They just write the way they write, and can't change it -- and aren't even aware that it is in any "style" at all. (This, in fact, is how they caught the Unabomber -- the feds asked the public if anyone recognized the literary style of his "manifesto" -- and his brother saw it and realized it sounded exactly like the way his brother Ted used to write. Ted himself off in his cabin had no idea that he was even writing in a "style." He was trying to be untraceable and neutral.) Anyway, a small percentage of people are not only self-aware of their stylistic "tone," but have the ability to alter it if desired. I think more people could have "tonal control" if they spent time peering at their own words and then practiced writing in different styles.

Posted by: zombie at December 14, 2018 01:36 PM (c+2jX)

548 What sucks is I have zero doubt that Kristoll, Hayes and other high level management are walking with bags of Soros and other left wing source cash. None of them will have to worry about working again in their lives, while their employees look for jobs during Christmas. The Weekly Standard is a lot like politics, it was mostly a grift for cash.

Posted by: Baboo the Oceleot at December 14, 2018 01:36 PM (ia2he)

549 the son of a mailman and cap'n cuck are still running for prezznit, right? they are the thikin men this country needs. also, that greasy, rubber, chicken isn't going to eat itself.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2018 01:36 PM (KP5rU)

550 I bet you think Lifebuoy has a piquant after-dinner flavor - heady, with just a touch of mellow smoothness.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 14, 2018 01:18 PM



You guys with the gourmet sh*t.

Posted by: S. "M.F." Jackson at December 14, 2018 01:32 PM


You don't have to tell us that they're gourmet. When we eat lifebuoys, we want to taste them. When Kristol buys them for the cuck cruise, he buys crap.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 14, 2018 01:36 PM (p+Wdc)

551 People like Bill Krystol are doing the same thing to conservatism as the people trying to "modernize" the church and make it more "inclusive."

They're really both the cause it their respective institutions' decline. Conservatism doesn't need this feel good message any more than Christianity needs it. People want to hear the Truth, and when the Church or Conservatives stop trying to offer the Truth because they're afraid it will push people away, then people leave anyway.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 14, 2018 01:37 PM (KUaJL)

552 515
zombie is a her, makes it more disturbing.

Posted by: orangutang at December 14, 2018 01:31 PM (KdryZ)
Not to me.

Posted by: Peaches at December 14, 2018 01:37 PM (14URa)

553 LOL! You think they caught the Unabomber?

Bwahahahahaha!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 14, 2018 01:37 PM (xfb67)

554 553 LOL! You think they caught the Unabomber?

Bwahahahahaha!
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 14, 2018 01:37 PM (xfb67)

?

Posted by: m at December 14, 2018 01:37 PM (bAsK/)

555 Fat slob Podhoretz wrote an article called "The Murder of The Weekly Standard." Spoiler alert: they blame the owner.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at December 14, 2018 01:37 PM (Agn5J)

556 Hey, they're right; this free market-thing is swell!

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at December 14, 2018 01:38 PM (m6qV1)

557 Maybe straight me prefer coffee to lattes because they're not gay?

Posted by: dagny at December 14, 2018 01:38 PM (nRWPy)

558 nood

Posted by: m at December 14, 2018 01:38 PM (bAsK/)

559 y5.. been here a long long time, even banned a few, just moved so got new hash. I don't post much, just pissed off ace once when he banned Jim from Colorado.

and like everybody else, got banned at hot air and LGF.

Posted by: orangutang at December 14, 2018 01:38 PM (KdryZ)

560 *blinks*

"Ne Uni-chan, do I have a writing style?"

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 14, 2018 01:38 PM (Wkm6f)

561 This, in fact, is how they caught the Unabomber -- the feds asked the public if anyone recognized the literary style of his "manifesto" -- and his brother saw it and realized it sounded exactly like the way his brother Ted used to write.

-----

Yup. "Having your cake and eat it too" was the tell.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 14, 2018 01:38 PM (8XRCm)

562 I was laughing diabolically.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 14, 2018 01:38 PM (xfb67)

563 his, in fact, is how they caught the Unabomber -- the feds asked the public if anyone recognized the literary style of his "manifesto" -- and his brother saw it and realized it sounded exactly like the way his brother Ted used to write.

Posted by: zombie at December 14, 2018 01:36 PM (c+2jX)
---
It's amazing how clear and methodical that crazy man could write his craziness. His manifesto is well-written.

Posted by: Axeman at December 14, 2018 01:38 PM (vDqXW)

564
That is nothing short of beautiful, zombie!
*sniff*
That was beautiful, man...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 14, 2018 01:38 PM (HaL55)

565 nood tech

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ho Ho Ho! Red Faced Rants are In at The Outrage Outlet! at December 14, 2018 01:38 PM (hLRSq)

566 I'm a grandmaster of what they call "Tonal control."


Or are you a 'grandmistress'?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at December 14, 2018 01:38 PM (8iiMU)

567 "The NDAs presented to @weeklystandard staffers forbid "false, disparaging, derogatory, critical, insulting, offensive, deprecating or belittling comment in public or in private"

And that was just about Democrats. You should have seen the demands about the magazine itself.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 14, 2018 01:38 PM (nAeGR)

568 There once was a man from New York
He was a useless cuck whose magazine died
Limericks are for fags


Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 01:39 PM (oZ6kz)

569 562 I was laughing diabolically.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at December 14, 2018 01:38 PM (xfb67)

Ah. Missed that.

Posted by: m at December 14, 2018 01:39 PM (bAsK/)

570 548 What sucks is I have zero doubt that Kristoll, Hayes and other high level management are walking with bags of Soros and other left wing source cash. None of them will have to worry about working again in their lives, while their employees look for jobs during Christmas. The Weekly Standard is a lot like politics, it was mostly a grift for cash.
Posted by: Baboo the Oceleot at December 14, 2018 01:36 PM (ia2he)


I've been suspecting for awhile that "pundits" are merely playing roles for entertainment purposes.

Posted by: rickl at December 14, 2018 01:39 PM (xjiRE)

571
I feel bad for the non-editorial side but the Kristol Krew can burn in Hell.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 14, 2018 01:39 PM (NFCi5)

572 I think more people could have "tonal control" if they spent time peering at their own words and then practiced writing in different styles.
Posted by: zombie at December 14, 2018 01:36 PM (c+2jX)

That, and Kegels.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 14, 2018 01:40 PM (IqOTP)

573 A few more points about WFB:

He NEVER stopped arguing that, despite his flaws, McCarthy had the better of his enemies. He even wrote a book about it (with Bozell, Sr).

He was instrumental in the defeat of Lowell Weicker, who made Jeff Flake look like Jesse Helms. In fact, he was part of the movement that destroyed the full open Republican Left. (Lindsay, Rockie, even George Romney.) Since then, they've all at least tried to pretend to be conservative.

His anti-communism was as pure as the driven snow. He was pretty harsh on Ike on this score.

He wrote of academic bias and indoctrination - and kept Kirk doing so in NR - long before even Allan Bloom, let alone today's writers.

He really did upset the cultural left. They couldn't bear his mention, without denouncing him, as today they do Trump.

What he DID do was sustain a forum (NR) in which there was a genuine diversity of right wing opinion; something that doesn't exist today. It was Lowry who killed that.

I could go on but I expect this to be willowed.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 14, 2018 01:40 PM (VaN/j)

574 "So that Clarity Media could strip The Weekly Standard for the few assets it had which were actually valuable, like its subscriber list".

So, their subscriber list is up to 18, huh? Or, does it include dead people, too?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at December 14, 2018 01:40 PM (3sjI6)

575 I said pretty much the same thing to Caleb Howe after Redstate let him go and he was attacking everyone in the comment section at HotAir:

"Random tangent, Caleb. Completely unrelated but... how many backup punters do you think the Cowboys need to keep this year? I don't know either, but I'm certain it's not 24"

He didn't respond well.

Posted by: Fenrisulven at December 14, 2018 01:41 PM (XXPQA)

576 I've been suspecting for awhile that "pundits" are merely playing roles for entertainment purposes.
Posted by: rickl at December 14, 2018 01:39 PM


* kisses *

Posted by: MeAgain at December 14, 2018 01:42 PM (ctuyM)

577 I'm a grandmaster of what they call "Tonal control." Most people -- almost all people, in fact -- have a distinct "literary style" that is as unique as their signature or handwriting, and as automatic and unconscious. They just write the way they write, and can't change it -- and aren't even aware that it is in any "style" at all. (This, in fact, is how they caught the Unabomber -- the feds asked the public if anyone recognized the literary style of his "manifesto" -- and his brother saw it and realized it sounded exactly like the way his brother Ted used to write. Ted himself off in his cabin had no idea that he was even writing in a "style." He was trying to be untraceable and neutral.) Anyway, a small percentage of people are not only self-aware of their stylistic "tone," but have the ability to alter it if desired. I think more people could have "tonal control" if they spent time peering at their own words and then practiced writing in different styles.
Posted by: zombie at December 14, 2018 01:36 PM (c+2jX)

Respect.

I had (and have probably) the hardest time expressing myself the way I intend to in little gray boxes here. Writing fiction, I can try on different 'voices' but I still tend more towards the terse and staccato over the ornate and verbose. I struggle to alter that for pieces that need a different voice. It isn't easy.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 14, 2018 01:42 PM (bcbK8)

578 here a long long time, even banned a few, just moved so got new hash. I don't post much, just pissed off ace once when he banned Jim from Colorado.

and like everybody else, got banned at hot air and LGF.

Posted by: orangutang at D




not suggesting you have not been here a long time, simply that a long time ago they had many comments about how they went to lengths to disguise identity.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 14, 2018 01:42 PM (MTjB1)

579 563
It's amazing how clear and methodical that crazy man could write his craziness. His manifesto is well-written.
Posted by: Axeman at December 14, 2018 01:38 PM (vDqXW)


It was thought-provoking, too. It was all about how technological advances inevitably erode our freedom. We can see examples all around us.

Posted by: rickl at December 14, 2018 01:42 PM (xjiRE)

580 the son of a mailman and cap'n cuck are still running for prezznit, right? they are the thikin men this country needs. also, that greasy, rubber, chicken isn't going to eat itself.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 14, 2018 01:36 PM (KP5rU)
*********************
They still don't get that we're not buying what they're selling.
I suggest they put their hat in the ring and run as blue-dog Democrats.

Posted by: redridinghood at December 14, 2018 01:42 PM (hECVl)

581 Friends, Morons, & Countrymen.....


excellent eulogy ace. but they will nevertrump learn.

Posted by: x at December 14, 2018 01:43 PM (nFwvY)

582 It's amazing how clear and methodical that crazy man could write his craziness. His manifesto is well-written.
Posted by: Axeman at December 14, 2018 01:38 PM (vDqXW)

Crazy is ofttimes just a deprecating title that means "Doesn't agree with my opinion."

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at December 14, 2018 01:43 PM (3sjI6)

583 Or, does it include dead people, too?
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at December 14, 2018 01:40 PM


BACK OFF, B*TCH! Them's ours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Dems at December 14, 2018 01:43 PM (ctuyM)

584 Correct about the Church and conservatism.

Feely good bull shit is bullshit. Kids' whose parents are too loosy-goosy feel unsafe and have all kinds of problems too. Love and kindness are not the same, wanting the best result is love, "kindness" ie saying nothing is your fault and free shit is deserved is a recipe for failure.

Posted by: dagny at December 14, 2018 01:43 PM (nRWPy)

585 "I could go on but I expect this to be willowed.

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at December 14, 2018 01:40 PM (VaN/j) "

That's where I lose people when they talk about the WFB vs. JBS row - it's fine to think Buckley was in the wrong, but it's ridiculous to act like Buckley was soft on communism. If he was consistent on anything, it was his religious beliefs and dunking on commies.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 14, 2018 01:43 PM (oZ6kz)

586 Just sit right down and you'll hear a tale
A tale of a fateful trip
That started from Potomac's shores
Aboard Bill Kristol's ship
The mate was a Never Trumping man
The skipper smugly sure
Potential buyers sailed that day
For an asset stripping tour
An asset stripping tour
Accounting started getting rough
The tiny ship was broke
If not for the pose of the arrogant crew
Bill Kristol could be woke
Bill Kristol could be woke
The ship's aground on the shore of this
Unfunded desert isle
With Stephen Hayes
Bill Kristol too
No billionaire
And no cash
Nor blue check mark
Omidyar laughs and Soros passed
Here on Bill Kristol's Isle

Posted by: Russian Stooge at December 14, 2018 01:44 PM (HFYLP)

587 used to spend much more time worrying about the tone and text used here to avoid having any commonality with the stuff I write for work all the time. used to go for specific tone, avoid certain habits and mix vary them often.

now have gone to simply eliminating certain habits and style tics, using deliberately awk language.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 14, 2018 01:45 PM (MTjB1)

588 Obama let Russia run riot all over the world because he needed their help to arm Iran. and Hillary sold them everything that wasn't nailed down. But RAND PAUL is the Russian Stooge?

Idiots. No wonder they're unemployed.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at December 14, 2018 01:46 PM (m6qV1)

589 My name is Captain Bill, as I sailed, as I sailed.Oh, my name is Captain Bill as I sailed.My name is Captain Bill, went against the market's will,And my ragsheet I did kill as I sailed.

Posted by: Bill Krisol at December 14, 2018 01:46 PM (rznWS)

590 Here on Bill Kristol's Isle
Posted by: Russian Stooge at December 14, 2018 01:44 PM (HFYLP)

Out fucking Standing!

Posted by: Pug Mahon at December 14, 2018 01:47 PM (xPJvm)

591 listening to Drift Compatible.

AtC - Learn to fucking code...


LOLOLOLLL

Karma is a bitch

Posted by: Fox at December 14, 2018 01:47 PM (DVC2D)

592 Bill's wife has a little Captain in her. And by that I mean many, many non-Kristol penises.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at December 14, 2018 01:49 PM (gA69l)

593 Nooood

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at December 14, 2018 01:49 PM (bcbK8)

594 Cilatro is Coriander!

Posted by: Coriandrum Sativum at December 14, 2018 01:53 PM (CZWTf)

595 Is the Carpathia going to pick up any survivors of the sinking TWS?

Posted by: mpfs, Merry F'in Christmas at December 14, 2018 01:55 PM (HLjZZ)

596 I know what the ship horn sounds like, but I click on it and giggle every time anyway.

Posted by: Brisco_County_Sr at December 14, 2018 01:57 PM (+D/b7)

597 Here on Bill Kristol's Isle

Posted by: Russian Stooge at December 14, 2018 01:44 PMPlease pick up your one complete copy of the Internets for December 14, 2018 at the front desk.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at December 14, 2018 02:01 PM (P/ALc)

598 Posted by: Blake - tis the season for grinching at December 14, 2018 12:36 PM (qC1Sy)
It's one thing if the margins are blowing you, but this is definitely gay.
Posted by: mugiwara at December 14, 2018 12:46 PM (B623R)

On the other hand, twenty bucks is twenty bucks!

Posted by: John Podhoretz at December 14, 2018 02:02 PM (z79tQ)

599 A Saga Sort of Continues:

Trump sits in the Oval Office talking to the little furry guy.

"This is the deal, and it's a good one. Big John is going to be leaving and I'll need a new chief of staff. Now, I'm going to level with you it can be rough. I'm a man that knows my own mind, but I'm willing to listen to advice. The others - the egos around here would make a Hollywood producer look like a wallflower, and I have known many Hollywood guys. And these cats can be vicious and back-stabby. So you would need an iron will to put people away. You savvy that?"

The Ewok shakes his golden hobo cull and yells "Jub-jub-jub, jubjubjubjub! Jub!" before making a sweeping cut and then mimicking turning a roasting spit and rubbing his belly.

"That's good, you're full of moxie, kid and I like that. You'll start at the New Year. Here's an employee list so you'll know all the names."

The Golden Scalp Weasel paw-bumps with the Ewok as it leaves.

*********************************

In a Chinese restaurant in Maryland Fu Manchu sits in his office dealing with unexpected visitors.

"I already have dishwasher! He's lazy, but I will make him work." He turns to the female "You would scare away the pigeons and that would be bad for bottom line."

"Ppppppppt! Says you President Fillmore!" Nancy replies.

Chuck Schumer soothes Nancy down, giving her a Rubik's Cube to play with.

"Look we need your help. I know the Golden Scalp Weasel is your foe and he is ours. We have control of the House and I am sure I can flip a few more of those imbecile GOPes to give me de facto senate control."

"I have no money to loan to losers." He looks over at Nancy gnawing on the cube. "Or loonies."

"It isn't money - the tech oligarchs have given us free access to their checking accounts and boy howdy! I didn't think that much real money actually existed."

"Moloch!" Nancy interjects.

"No, Nancy - it's moolah. No, we need advice, this is beyond our ken. All of my cunning, my corruption, the three coats of slime I exude everyday - none of this prepared me to handle this sort of emergency. I have been denying it for months, but I am afraid it is true." Chuck leans in closer to Fu Manchu. "I'm afraid Trump means to do exactly what he said he'll do." He says this and looks around in fright, wiping sweat and slime off of his forehead.

Fu Manchu blinks twice, his face stone cold. Finally he asks "And?"

"What do you mean 'And'?"

"Is there more?"

"More? What more could be said?"

"Well, of course he means what he said! He always means things - he boasts but he makes a promise he means to keep it! Why do you think we enemies? He vowed to break China! I'm no commie but I am not seeing the Middle Kingdom torn apart by a bunch of hairy foreign devils!"

"So what do we do? A politician's word is as good as a tissue paper cat in an inferno! If people start expecting us to keep our word the Democrats will be ruined! We can't keep our promises to every identity group out there! We need to break the Golden Scalp Weasel now!"

Fu Manchu strokes his mustache and smiles an evil smile. "Okay. I come up with plan, but first you got to do something for me."

"Deal."

**************************
"Who're you kid?"
"I'm Brad, an intern at CNN, but I needed some money to fix my car or my girlfriend is going to dump me. Who're you?"
"I'm the senate minority leader. Could you pass me those rubber gloves? I don't want dishpan hands."



To be continued......

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ho Ho Ho! Red Faced Rants are In at The Outrage Outlet! at December 14, 2018 02:11 PM (hLRSq)

600 pardon my ignorance, I didn't realize that Rupert had sold the rag

Posted by: Avi at December 14, 2018 02:16 PM (kSq2k)

601 I only read the Weely Standard in bits from here, and Twitchy. Small doses best.

"I hear from my ex on the back of my checks". - M. Franks

Posted by: The Invisible Hand at December 14, 2018 02:37 PM (YpRda)

602
"Well, Kurt Schlichter is a potential buyer. So are commenters here, who talked about putting together an IndieGoGo buyout fund.

But none of this is serious, is it?"

I offered them $50 and a case of Bud Lite. That's pretty serious.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at December 14, 2018 02:41 PM (1hM1d)

603 Maybe they can learn to code.

Posted by: Kevin Williamson at December 14, 2018 02:55 PM (XSZRo)

604 Re: the Pod complaining no one gave him a box. Can we find a mailing address and send him empty boxes and books about coding?

Because we're givers ...

Posted by: Josef K. at December 14, 2018 03:05 PM (TG4Dr)

605 > And oh yeah, the magazine also constantly baited and insulted Trump voters

...which you just did to fat people.

Posted by: Reformed Trombonist at December 14, 2018 03:22 PM (Sk0Uo)

606 So.. I guess National Review is next, right?
Which is too bad, there are some people there I do like.

Posted by: rayj at December 14, 2018 03:31 PM (pI/IV)

607 Damn.

Posted by: Ron Coleman at December 14, 2018 03:33 PM (c4iXS)

608 Well..well..well..--Karma for the WS. I pray the deplorable class of middle-class employees find new employment (maybe, they could form a group-tell all about the lowlifes Swift, Hayes, Kristol)
I have emails from these SOB's excusing writing gossip for news...they're almost hateful, but..people SHOW you who they are by the company they keep #nevertrumpLosers

Posted by: PalinbeatsTurdblossom at December 14, 2018 03:37 PM (Zo1XI)

609 I cancell3ed my subscription some time ago,,,actually got a refund.

This was all about admiral Billy Kristol losing his perch as a DC insider and "sage" commenter.

To suggest we'd be better off with Hillary and celebrating the Deep State, admiral Billy exposed himself as a self-absorbed asshole.

Sail away, Billy

Posted by: John at December 14, 2018 04:22 PM (QD177)

610 Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale,
A tale of a fateful mag,
That started from some ideals,
But turned into a rag.
The editor was a mighty man,
A neocon brave and sure.
But as time wore on and on,
You couldn't tell him from Christiane Amanpour.
The climate started getting rough,
The status quo turned and tossed,
If not for the courage of staff writers,
The periodical would be lost, the periodical would be lost.
The mag lost all its subscribers when Trump won despite his style,
With Bill Kristol claiming moral high ground,
The readers left nevertheless,
Despite all of Mueller's lies
And the mainstream press
The writers are losing their jobs but with cable TV,
Well, you can guess the rest.
You can guess the rest.

Posted by: Libertarian at December 14, 2018 05:06 PM (4v54H)

611 Edit.

Posted by: David at December 14, 2018 05:15 PM (smaT+)

612 "Take ownership of your failure..." Is this anything like "Admit your failure..."?

Posted by: David at December 14, 2018 05:17 PM (smaT+)

613 Thoughtful conservatives, aka, nothing more than a latte sipping limo liberals who poses as conservative. I hope that venue's death is painful.

Posted by: Rose at December 14, 2018 05:41 PM (6IJ3U)

614 Now THAT'S a fire!

Posted by: w3bgrrl at December 14, 2018 05:42 PM (kpgmk)

615 How did this happen?

Bill Kristol assured me personally that the Weekly Standard would never die.

I'm shocked that Bill was wrong on this.

Posted by: rcocean at December 14, 2018 07:42 PM (mX6ZJ)

616 At the end, they were writing Cory Booker puff pieces. And yet, George still didn't bite.

Posted by: rcocean at December 14, 2018 07:43 PM (mX6ZJ)

617 "That's where I lose people when they talk about the WFB vs. JBS row - it's fine to think Buckley was in the wrong"

Buckley disavowed the JBS because they refused to support the Vietnam War. The JBS thought the elites had no intention of winning in Vietnam. Which was "Kooky" in 1965, and the conventional view in 1975.

Posted by: rcocean at December 14, 2018 07:46 PM (mX6ZJ)

618 Without the Weekly Standard we'll only have the fawning press to keep an eye on Trump.

Weekly Standard went down because at the end nobody could separate them from MSNBC.

Posted by: rjschwarz at December 14, 2018 09:27 PM (hrBu1)

619 "...resulting in a relatively low amount of product on offer and usually the same repetitious product again and again and again

I used to subscribe to the NR print magazine. It must have been the late 90s when I gave up my subscription. NR actually called me, inquiring what was my problem. I told them that the magazine had become a repetition of itself. Every issue was the same thing: a rehash of all the reasons we hate the Clintons. Every two weeks: "here are some reasons we hate the Clintons"; two weeks later "these reasons to hate the Clintons are still valid"; two weeks after that "let us tell you why we hate the Clintons"; and so on and on and on.

And NR has gone steadily downhill from there. If you need to puke to force ValuRite to release its merciless hold on you, rather than shoving a finger down your throat just read Jonah Goldberg's interview with Rachel Martin on NPR "How Do Republicans Feel About The Latest Findings In The Russia Probe?"

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at December 14, 2018 09:44 PM (o7l6R)

620 love the comment about Charlie Sykes - I hated to listen to him when he was on the radio here in Milwaukee

Posted by: isolden at December 15, 2018 10:53 AM (z0De4)

621 But which thoughtful conservative is going to write love notes to Cory Booker now that TWS is gone?

Posted by: Cap'n Bill at December 15, 2018 12:24 PM (fVGlW)

622 Ace here's my take on it...:
Weekly Standard RIP

Posted by: Patrick in Detroit at December 16, 2018 09:37 AM (plNsB)

623 rats, ya'll filter out links... you suck...

https://tinyurl.com/ycjnb2eg

Posted by: Patrick in Detroit at December 16, 2018 09:39 AM (plNsB)

624 Wow Podhoretz and Goldberg are a little sensitive about your piece! Hilarious.

So far today I've learned that if you disagree with them about TWS you are:

Insane
An idiot
Petty
Mean
Venal

And most of all...YOU DON'T CARE THAT SOMEONE LOST THEIR JOB NEAR CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!

LOLOLOLOLOLOL

Posted by: Ree at December 17, 2018 04:48 AM (TSjzP)

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