Jonah Goldberg Plagiarizes My Political MacGuffin Insight Without Attribution

Here's Jonah Goldberg, plagiarizing me, stating that The Wall has become the MacGuffin of Trump's life-movie:

The border wall is now a MacGuffin, and thatís the problem.

A MacGuffin is a term of art in screenwriting. It's the thing the hero wants but the bad guys are trying to get, and therefore it drives the action of the story. In John Huston's The Maltese Falcon, the Maltese Falcon is the MacGuffin. In Raiders of the Lost Ark it's the Ark. In Dude, Whereís My Car? it's the car.


The term -- though not the idea -- was reportedly coined by Angus McPhail, a screenwriter who worked with Alfred Hitchcock. But it was Hitchcock who popularized the term more than anyone else, even though his definition differed slightly from the conventional one.

"The main thing Iíve learned over the years is that the MacGuffin is nothing," Hitchcock explained in a 1962 interview with French director Francois Truffault. "I'm convinced of this, but I find it very difficult to prove it to others."

What Hitchcock meant is that the audience doesnít need to care about the MacGuffin. All the MacGuffin needs to do is justify the effort of the hero, and all the audience needs to do is care about the hero.

The border wall isnít nothing, but in the context of the partisan fight over the shutdown, it might as well be. For those who see Donald Trump as the hero of the story, what really matters is that he triumphs. For those who see him as the villain, what really matters is that he be defeated.

This is what I wrote in 2013, in a piece which has been referenced many times in conservative media, including, I'm pretty sure, by people at NRO, making the case that the media only cared about Obamacare as the McGuffin of Obama's movie:

In a movie or book, "The MacGuffin" is the thing the hero wants.

Usually the villain wants it too, and their conflict over who will end up with The MacGuffin forms the basic spine of the story.

In Raiders of the Lost Ark, the MacGuffin is, of course, the Lost Ark. Indy wants it; the Nazis have it. This basic conflict over simple possession animates a two hour long movie.

Alfred Hitchcock noted -- counterintuitively, when you first hear this -- that the specifics of the MacGuffin don't really matter at all to a movie. He pointed out that the audience doesn't care at all about the MacGuffin. The hero in the movie itself cares, but the audience doesn't.

In one Hitchcock film, the MacGuffin was some smuggled uranium hidden in vintage wine bottles. But Hitchcock noted it didn't matter if it was uranium in wine bottles, or a fragment of a diplomatic dispatch from the Nazi high command, or a hidden murder weapon, or photographs proving a Senator's affair.

The Lost Ark in Raiders of the Lost Ark could have easily been replaced with some missing Shankara Stones from a Thuggee temple, or the Holy Grail. In fact, that's exactly what they changed the MacGuffin to in the sequels.

No audience member really cared if the Nazis wound up with the Ark of the Covenant....

But an important sounding MacGuffin is just another way to increase the audience's emotional attachment to the Hero, not to the idea of possessing the MacGuffin.

And that, of course, explains all you need to know about the abnormal political situation we find ourselves in, and the Cult of Barack Obama.

For Obama's fanbois, this is not politics. This isn't even America, not really, not anymore.

This is a movie. And Barack Obama is the Hero. And the Republicans are the Villains. And policy questions -- and Obama's myriad failures as an executive -- are simply incidental. They are MacGuffins only, of no importance whatsoever, except to the extent they provide opportunities for Drama as the Hero fights in favor of them.

Does "Jonah's" article seem to be making the same point I did, which, by the way, was original when I made it? (But not when he made it.)

Does he seem to be using the same language?

Even the same examples?

Yeah, because he didn't write this piece. He merely remembered it.

This is plagiarism, and yeah, Jonah Goldberg read my article. Do I have to do a twitter search to find him referencing it?

I'd like an acknowledgement from NRO.

Update: Looks like someone at NRO is willing to link the article Jonah stole from the "show notes" from his podcast, but Goldberg himself refuses to link it the article he writes.

Is he going to claim it's only partial plagiarism because sources were acknowledged elsewhere?

Pro-Tip, Jonah: "But I don't like him anymore" is not, in fact, a license to plagiarize people. "I don' wanna acknowledge him, he criticizes me!" is not a free pass to steal ideas and wording from someone and deny the most basic attribution.

But tell me about #MuhPrinciples, Jonah.

Given that I'm the real author of this NRO piece, I think I'm going to have to demand the standard NR freelance article rate as payment, as well as a prominent "Adapted from an original piece by Ace of Spades" credit.

And I'm not kidding. This is plagiarism, straight-up. Pay me.

I'm not serving as an unacknowledged, uncompensated ghostwriter for cucks.

Someone Ran That Search... and found this:


QUOTE:
About three years ago, the eponymous "Ace" from the legendary Ace of Spades HQ blog wrote a brilliant little essay on "The MacGuffinization of American politics."

Jonah Goldberg on NRO, May 6, 2016

A three-year old acknowledgement doesn't count as far as acknowledging the new borrowing of the idea, Jonah. It's not a perpetual license.

I'm pretty sure NR's legal department can verify this. I'm sure your syndicator, the Tribune Group, has a legal department that can verify this as well.

By the Way: Jonah stole the MacGuffin idea on Special Report this week, too. Was it yesterday? The day before?

So he cribbed it on FoxNews, too.

I didn't say anything about it publicly because I granted him the Extemporaneous Speech latitude. You can't cite every source in extemporaneous speech. (Actually, I try to, and I even cite sources when chatting with friends, not wanting to take a lick of credit that isn't my original insight, but I'll grant that not everyone is as much of a stickler about it as I am.)

But this is written. This is an article he's apparently selling/syndicating through the Tribune group. He had time to edit this, reflect on this. Think about whether he'd properly sourced all ideas or quotes he'd... borrowed from others.

And he decided to not even note the idea that the central idea of his whole article -- which he's getting paid for a lot more than I got paid for my original post -- came from someone else.

Extemporaneous speech, I give you a pass.

A written article that you edited and then went through over another editor's desk?

No. There is no free pass for deliberate, well-reflected plagiarism.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 07:40 PM




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1 st?

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 18, 2019 07:41 PM (T71PA)

2 heh.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 18, 2019 07:41 PM (T71PA)

3 I'm sure it's all just a big misunderstanding.

Posted by: pep at January 18, 2019 07:41 PM (T6t7i)

4 Millions of chimps on millions of typewriters. It could happen.

Posted by: pep at January 18, 2019 07:42 PM (T6t7i)

5 I saw JG's thing an hour or 2 ago, yes my first thought was - didn't Ace do that a while back? Until Ace I had never heard the term.

Posted by: Greg61 at January 18, 2019 07:42 PM (W777x)

6 One of these days, someone will fix the http/https mismatch on the stylesheet the prevents the HQ from rendering properly in modern browsers that default to https.

Maybe two weeks.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 18, 2019 07:42 PM (I/iGu)

7 Would you settle for cruise tickets?

Posted by: MrMystery at January 18, 2019 07:43 PM (VbLoi)

8 Plagiarism is the most sincere form of flattery an author will put his name to !!!!



or something like that ...

Posted by: Adriane the Hurricane Screen Writer's Guild Critic ... at January 18, 2019 07:43 PM (LPnfS)

9 Acknowledgement and royalties.

Posted by: runner at January 18, 2019 07:43 PM (bUjCl)

10 Not first, that's impossible for me.

Posted by: empire1 at January 18, 2019 07:43 PM (5h52Z)

11 He sounds like a lazy-ass...

Posted by: kraken at January 18, 2019 07:43 PM (90T4r)

12 Someone get Amy Schumer and Carlos Mencia!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 18, 2019 07:43 PM (RWvXE)

13 Top 20.
Read the content.
Rookie mistake.

Posted by: Nom de Blog at January 18, 2019 07:44 PM (wFDuq)

14 Even Jonah has turned on me.

Posted by: evan mcguffin at January 18, 2019 07:44 PM (Evws/)

15 I acknowledge you, ace, and I'm better than NRO.
But, NRO *does* need to bend the knee and acknowledge you.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 18, 2019 07:44 PM (8iiMU)

16 Careful, Ace. If you provoke Jonah, you may incur the wrath of the dozens of remaining NRO paid subscribers!

Posted by: Grimaldi at January 18, 2019 07:44 PM (0drJ+)

17 @9: "Acknowledgement and royalties."

Royalties paid in cruise swag.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 18, 2019 07:44 PM (I/iGu)

18 Also the only reason I remembered Ace's old post was the term MacGuffin, which I had never heard of before but found the reference interesting

Posted by: Greg61 at January 18, 2019 07:44 PM (W777x)

19 Earlier than usual, though. Which I suppose is something.

Posted by: empire1 at January 18, 2019 07:45 PM (5h52Z)

20
The only thing missing is the volcano scene.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 18, 2019 07:45 PM (vk99r)

21 For those who see Donald Trump as the hero of the story, what really matters is that he triumphs.


No, we see America as the hero, and what matters is preserving it. Trump is simply our avatar.

Posted by: Hands at January 18, 2019 07:45 PM (786Ro)

22 Goldberg has chosen sides... negating any good he has done in the past..... I am not in a forgiving mood with the guy...

Posted by: kraken at January 18, 2019 07:45 PM (90T4r)

23 Seriously, Ace better get a tote bag.

Or a one free drink voucher.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 18, 2019 07:45 PM (I/iGu)

24 As the holder of Assness Chair of the AEI, let me just observe that if everyone in flyover America each would just buy one copy of my new book warning of the terrible danger of flyover American tribalism, then I could afford to buy a bigger chair to hold my gigantic Assness.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 18, 2019 07:45 PM (DuAZ5)

25 5 I saw JG's thing an hour or 2 ago, yes my first thought was - didn't Ace do that a while back? Until Ace I had never heard the term.
Posted by: Greg61 at January 18, 2019 07:42 PM

I'm guessing you don't watch a lot of RedLetterMedia.

Posted by: Grimaldi at January 18, 2019 07:45 PM (0drJ+)

26 It's not plagiarism, it's research. It's not taxes, it's fees. Come on! Everyone play!

Posted by: Al Gore at January 18, 2019 07:46 PM (LOq4H)

27 Well said, Hands!

Posted by: empire1 at January 18, 2019 07:46 PM (5h52Z)

28 Yeah Ace. I read the Goldberg piece today. I hope you win.

Posted by: JAS at January 18, 2019 07:46 PM (3HNOQ)

29 I hate movie reviews...

unless they're done by Ace!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 18, 2019 07:47 PM (f3oO4)

30 He was fine posing as a Conservative when there was no meaning to the word.... not so much anymore...

Posted by: kraken at January 18, 2019 07:47 PM (90T4r)

31 Did I tell you the one about the automaton duck that shits gold coins too??

Posted by: jonah g. at January 18, 2019 07:47 PM (Evws/)

32 then I could afford to buy a bigger chair to hold my gigantic Assness.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 18, 2019 07:45 PM (DuAZ5)

His ass is so big even the whale couldn't swallow him.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 18, 2019 07:47 PM (8iiMU)

33 16 Careful, Ace. If you provoke Jonah, you may incur the wrath of the dozens of remaining NRO paid subscribers!
Posted by: Grimaldi at January 18, 2019 07:44 PM (0drJ+)

Ace could be in for the bitch slapping of his life. I'm sorry was that toxic?

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 18, 2019 07:47 PM (MkcN1)

34 Sue.

Posted by: Ha at January 18, 2019 07:47 PM (MAstk)

35 Nikolai Ivanovich Golbergeski was his name!

Posted by: Insomniac at January 18, 2019 07:47 PM (xPcn3)

36 Incidently as teen boys, we were always trying to get some MacGuffin.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 18, 2019 07:47 PM (r+sAi)

37 Maybe this is like the whole Jake Tapper Twitter vs his show thing, but Jonah Goldberg did fully credit you for this observation on his podcast The Remnant

Posted by: Erik L at January 18, 2019 07:47 PM (0MGkA)

38

Yeah, because he didn't write this piece. He merely remembered it.

This is plagiarism, and yeah, Jonah Goldberg read my article. Do I have to do a twitter search to find him referencing it?

I'd like an acknowledgement from NRO.



Posted by: Ace of Spades at 07:40 PM



A fee for service would be nice, too.

Don't let the bastards off cheap, Ace!

Posted by: Leftists at January 18, 2019 07:47 PM (sy5kK)

39 "I'd like an acknowledgement from NRO."
Go fuck yourself, peasant. There, consider yourself acknowledged.

Posted by: NRO at January 18, 2019 07:47 PM (rznWS)

40
Yeah, that's pretty much a straight swipe.

Posted by: otho at January 18, 2019 07:48 PM (LkFnL)

41 Rick Wilson, right on cue: "What if Mueller is just playing it out? Y'all too easily flustered. Breathe, people."

Sadly, that tweet ain't gonna get the sweet, sweet 30k likes and 8k retweets like his earlier impeachment fan fiction.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 18, 2019 07:48 PM (I/iGu)

42 go away, Leftists

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 18, 2019 07:48 PM (sy5kK)

43 Well... I've been using the Kaboom Tale for years, so I have no room to call the Kettle Black.

...okay, I haven't, but I should have been.

...because the chicks dig it and the dudes think you're cool.

Remember "Liberal Fascism" -?
That used to be a good book.

I might "mis-remember" that I didn't write that.

...for the children.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 18, 2019 07:48 PM (Ckg4U)

44 huh?

Posted by: Wizards! At the bottom of it all! at January 18, 2019 07:48 PM (7J5t2)

45
Jonah Goldberg really showed his ass, here. This is bad.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 18, 2019 07:48 PM (vk99r)

46 It almost seems that, in abandoning their conservative principles, they abandoned all the rest of them.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm's PayPal at January 18, 2019 07:49 PM (l9m7l)

47 Ace, see this for example:

https://bit.ly/2W4CVhJ

QUOTE:
About three years ago, the eponymous "Ace" from the legendary Ace of Spades HQ blog wrote a brilliant little essay on "The MacGuffinization of American politics."

Jonah Goldberg on NRO, May 6, 2016

Posted by: Hands at January 18, 2019 07:49 PM (786Ro)

48 Ace I suggest you plagiarize his plagiarization. You know, make it better.

Posted by: freaked at January 18, 2019 07:49 PM (UdKB7)

49 @12 "Someone get Amy Schumer and Carlos Mencia!"
Someone get Amy Schumer and Carlos Mencia!

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 18, 2019 07:49 PM (rznWS)

50 Nobody said nood.

Posted by: Abilio at January 18, 2019 07:49 PM (Tyii7)

51 As for the substance, I care about the Wall. A Wall cannot be decommissioned by the next Democrat. A Wall will continue to work in good times and bad. A Wall serves as a deterrent whether the US economy is roaring or mediocre. A Wall is functional. A Wall works.

I want the policy behind the Wall to be accepted as the best option to protect American laborers from competitive disruption. I want Americans protected from crime and drugs. I want American resources concentrated where they will do the most good.

To me, the Wall is no MacGuffin.

Posted by: Nom de Blog at January 18, 2019 07:49 PM (wFDuq)

52 Intellectual property theft straight up.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 18, 2019 07:49 PM (PQIsN)

53 Forget about Jonah Goldberg. He can't even afford a pair of pants.

Posted by: President Donald J. Trump at January 18, 2019 07:49 PM (3HNOQ)

54 Royalties paid in cruise swag.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 18, 2019 07:44 PM (I/iGu)


What's a cruise swag ?

Posted by: runner at January 18, 2019 07:49 PM (bUjCl)

55 Sailors will abide a great many things, but one thing they cannot tolerate is a Jonah.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at January 18, 2019 07:50 PM (vcatx)

56 Something just disappeared....

Posted by: kraken at January 18, 2019 07:50 PM (90T4r)

57 Wow. What an a$$#ole. Did he really believe nobody would recognize this?

Posted by: cfo mom at January 18, 2019 07:50 PM (RfzVr)

58 It's not plagiarism, it's research. It's not taxes, it's fees. Come on! Everyone play!

Posted by: Al Gore at January 18, 2019 07:46 PM (LOq4H)


They're not laws, they're just "regulations"...
but they allow bureaucrats to employ armed thugs to enforce them and you can go to jail for a long long time for violating them.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 18, 2019 07:50 PM (f3oO4)

59
Alfred Hitchcock noted -- counterintuitively, when you first hear this -- that the specifics of the MacGuffin don't really matter at all to a movie.


So it's possible to have a movie with an Egg MacGuffin?

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 18, 2019 07:50 PM (TAmPV)

60 Yes, Ace. But don't hold your breath. These low-life fuckers have no ethical code that you or I would recognize....pond scum, the lot of them.

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at January 18, 2019 07:50 PM (2sCft)

61 like ...casino chips ? cheap, diluted liquor ?

Posted by: runner at January 18, 2019 07:51 PM (bUjCl)

62 35
Sue.

Posted by: Ha at January 18, 2019 07:47 PM (MAstk)

Can I help you?

Posted by: Boy named Sue at January 18, 2019 07:51 PM (sy5kK)

63 What's a cruise swag ?
Posted by: runner at January 18, 2019 07:49 PM (bUjCl)


Oh, about 35,000 tons.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 18, 2019 07:51 PM (T71PA)

64 Cucks gonna cuck.

Posted by: Iblis at January 18, 2019 07:51 PM (OXWT4)

65 Just wait until Goldberg recalls his sad breakfast cereal and uses the Blurred Lines controversy as analogy to the wall and border security.

Posted by: no good deed at January 18, 2019 07:51 PM (uTY3H)

66 What's a cruise swag ?

Posted by: runner at January 18, 2019 07:49 PM (bUjCl)

A man purse autographed by Admiral Kristol AND J Goldberg!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 18, 2019 07:51 PM (f3oO4)

67 "The only thing missing is the volcano scene."
-Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 18, 2019 07:45 PM (vk99r)

Brian Dennehy, Tom Hanks, Dennis Hopper and Christopher Walken in the same scene was out-of-the-park greatness.

I give it Two Dennehys Up.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 18, 2019 07:51 PM (Ckg4U)

68 36 Incidently as teen boys, we were always trying to get some MacGuffin.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 18, 2019 07:47 PM (r+sAi)

But a Macguffin is something that does not mean much in of itself and merely serves as a plot device. You do not know, nor need to know much about it.

I guess that last fits.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 18, 2019 07:52 PM (RWvXE)

69 BTW -- fuck no the wall isn't a McGuffin.

He's not even right about that.

Posted by: eleven at January 18, 2019 07:52 PM (NLLmE)

70 Wow 2013? I do remember this one.

ace. don't be fretting Jonah.

Posted by: golfman at January 18, 2019 07:52 PM (GL/05)

71 @47: "Jonah Goldberg on NRO, May 6, 2016"

Ouch. You'd think someone like Goldberg would know to search his own archives before writing anything so idiosyncratic, just to avoid any lapses in memory, but I guess not.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 18, 2019 07:52 PM (I/iGu)

72 What's a cruise swag ?
Posted by: runner at January 18, 2019 07:49 PM (bUjCl)

+++++
It's a nautical term. You don't want to know the details....

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at January 18, 2019 07:52 PM (2sCft)

73 Sue.

Posted by: Ha at January 18, 2019 07:47 PM

Sue McGuffin. She was the greatest piece of ass I've ever had, and
I've had 'em all over the world. And then Ace Fontane comes along
with his Coke Zero voice and gainzz charm, and she runs off. She threw
it all away just to make me look ridiculous! And a man in my position
can't afford to be made to look ridiculous!

Posted by: jonah woltz at January 18, 2019 07:52 PM (Evws/)

74 Ace, imitation is the highest form of flattery.

Posted by: J. Goldberg at January 18, 2019 07:52 PM (qJsa+)

75 off al gore sock

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 18, 2019 07:52 PM (LOq4H)

76 To be or not to be? That is the question I often ask myself.

Posted by: Jonha Goldberg at January 18, 2019 07:53 PM (UdKB7)

77 Sue under RICO-Ridiculous Incompetent Cuck Offender

Posted by: Miklos, advisedly at January 18, 2019 07:53 PM (zCyNd)

78 It's a nautical term. You don't want to know the details....
Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at January 18, 2019 07:52 PM (2sCft)

dude, I'm all into nautical terms

Posted by: runner at January 18, 2019 07:53 PM (bUjCl)

79
Next week, Jonah Goldberg will be titling his column: "Is This Something?"

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 18, 2019 07:53 PM (vk99r)

80 Jonah actually mentioned Ace's MacGuffin analogy in 2015 too

https://www.nationalreview.com/g-file
/left-narrative-government-statism-hero/

========
About ten days ago, Dan McLaughlin (a.k.a. Baseballcrank...) tweeted, "So many things make more sense when you re-read @AceofSpadesHQ on The MacGuffinization of American Politics."

#ad#As I had never read Ace on the MacGuffinization of American Politics, I didn't know what he was talking about. Suddenly, my MacGuffin became an essay on MacGuffinization. I set out to read it. But before I could click the link, I was beset by acolytes of a snake cult. And . . . oh never mind, this gag isn't going to work.

Anyway, I read the essay and lo and behold, McLaughlin was right. I haven't fully gotten it out of my head yet, which can lead to awkwardness as I have a habit of shouting "get out of my head!" at inappropriate moments under such circumstances. So I will try get it out of my head here....
======

(emboldening mine )

Posted by: Hands at January 18, 2019 07:53 PM (786Ro)

81 Gillette Is Not Wrong

-- Mona Charen The National Review

Is the new Gillette razor ad a radical feminist attack on masculinity - the commercial embodiment of a woke sensibility? I was prepared to think so. But having watched it twice, I find a lot to like.




Of course she does. Only true true conservative support leftist causes

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 18, 2019 07:53 PM (SiINZ)

82 50 Nobody said nood.
Posted by: Abilio at January 18, 2019 07:49 PM (Tyii7)

348 NOOD!
Posted by: DR.WTF at January 18, 2019 07:41 PM (T71PA)

Quitcherbitchin.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 18, 2019 07:53 PM (xPcn3)

83 Ace, you should just get even and steal one of Jonah's original ideas.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 18, 2019 07:53 PM (xRy5Q)

84 Jonah was just "mailing it in" today. He does that a lot.

Posted by: JAS at January 18, 2019 07:53 PM (3HNOQ)

85 I very much care about the wall and I don't see it as the centerpiece of Trump's life story.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 18, 2019 07:53 PM (4ErVI)

86 It was such a peaceful and tranquil week/day(sarc0 and now Jonah Goldberg--who never met a conservative principle he could not rationalize down to meaninglessness ---pisses on THE MAN.

To the ramparts Horde!!!!

Posted by: Voter theater. at January 18, 2019 07:54 PM (FUJZT)

87 Sue the fuck out of this fucking fat fuck.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at January 18, 2019 07:54 PM (+dsLj)

88 What's a cruise swag ?

Well...

Posted by: Little Admiral Kristol at January 18, 2019 07:54 PM (Tyii7)

89 Nobody said nood.
Posted by: Abilio at January 18, 2019 07:49 PM (Tyii7)

++++
Take that back! I, myself, saw the NOOD! proclaimed and came here at great speed.

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at January 18, 2019 07:54 PM (2sCft)

90 I left a few meadow macguffins behind on my last walk.

But they didn't stink as bad as Jonah's column.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg's dog at January 18, 2019 07:54 PM (DuAZ5)

91 50 Nobody said nood.
Posted by: Abilio at January 18, 2019 07:49 PM (Tyii7)

348 NOOD!
Posted by: DR.WTF at January 18, 2019 07:41 PM (T71PA)

Quitcherbitchin.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 18, 2019 07:53 PM (xPcn3)


Insom, I owe you a drink.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 18, 2019 07:54 PM (T71PA)

92 Jonah Goldberg might be a ace fanboi? Ace, are you missing any underwear off your clothesline?

Posted by: Eromero at January 18, 2019 07:54 PM (zLDYs)

93 Don't miss my upcoming expose on Kaboom cereal. It's a barn-burner.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 18, 2019 07:54 PM (rMLhD)

94 Goldberg is morphing into a bollard....

Posted by: kraken at January 18, 2019 07:54 PM (90T4r)

95 "Next week, Jonah Goldberg will be titling his column: "Is This Something?""
-Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 18, 2019 07:53 PM (vk99r)

*HAH!*

-Get This...

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 18, 2019 07:54 PM (Ckg4U)

96 @58: "They're not laws, they're just "regulations"...

but they allow bureaucrats to employ armed thugs to enforce them and you can go to jail for a long long time for violating them."
First, you have to be an elite for the "regulations" to apply, and you're not, so I must do nothing.
Second, they're more of what you'd call "guidelines" than actual regulations.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 18, 2019 07:55 PM (rznWS)

97 Posted by: Aetius451AD <<<<<<
well we talked and plotted about it a lot, so I would say it was a plot device.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 18, 2019 07:55 PM (r+sAi)

98 My rule for me is post, if first then get the corgis

Posted by: Skip at January 18, 2019 07:55 PM (/rm4P)

99 Jonah was just "mailing it in" today. He does that a lot.

*************************

That's what happens when you spend most of the day gurgling Jake Tapper's dildo.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at January 18, 2019 07:55 PM (+dsLj)

100 What an original thinker.


For me to poop on.

Posted by: Martin Bashir at January 18, 2019 07:55 PM (t6MX/)

101 He was starting to attribute it to you and right then the travel agency called about the cruise tickets and he forgot.

Posted by: Roy at January 18, 2019 07:55 PM (ABjxW)

102 Hey you gotta feel for a guy who thinks a dead cat is a good hair piece

Posted by: Iblis at January 18, 2019 07:55 PM (OXWT4)

103 Wow, that's a ridiculous move, even for Goldberg. It's a shame you're not on Twitter anymore, Ace; I'f love to see you destroy him.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 18, 2019 07:55 PM (gA69l)

104 STOP THEIF! er stealer of stuff of which is mine. But man can that Johna write!!

Posted by: The Falcon at January 18, 2019 07:55 PM (5HE38)

105

Jonah Goldberg gonna appropriate "nood" from us, too? And "mort?"

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 18, 2019 07:55 PM (vk99r)

106 I love ya ace but I refuse to read anything by that fat bloated bastard lying dick tickler. *spit*

He's, he's, DESPICABLE!

Posted by: jakee308 at January 18, 2019 07:55 PM (GCTKq)

107 McDonalds has two for $4 Egg MacGuffins before 10:00AM

Posted by: Insomniac at January 18, 2019 07:56 PM (xPcn3)

108 81
Gillette Is Not Wrong



-- Mona Charen The National Review



Is the new Gillette razor ad a radical feminist attack on
masculinity - the commercial embodiment of a woke sensibility? I was
prepared to think so. But having watched it twice, I find a lot to like.





Especially all the black guys protecting white women from angry white men.


Oh yes, we noticed.


Posted by: white guys who don't beat up women and commit crimes at January 18, 2019 07:56 PM (sy5kK)

109 When are you going to write the followup to Liberal Facism, Ace?


Posted by: garrett at January 18, 2019 07:56 PM (3iQ1J)

110 Explain to me how a fucking wall is nothing?

Conservatives are emotional about the issue because we have been calling for it for over 20 years.

I remember reading in the 90s how people were spending $20 in postage to send bricks to congress for a WALL

Many conservatives did not really like DJT, but voted for him out of desperation. We have been pleasantly surprised.

You idiots (and goldberg voted for barry, i am sure) voted for that know-nothing in spite of what he was campaigning on saying the would not be as bad as what he claimed. He would not make deals with Iran (like he said he would in the campaign) or try to "transform" america.

YOU thought tfg was a hero.

WE thought DJT was,... well, our only option but maybe he would do what he said he would do.

We voted for DJT because of what he said he would do (close the border) and not because we loved his pants crease or eloquence or (God help us) hair.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 18, 2019 07:56 PM (LWu6U)

111 I never got the whole mcguffin thing, but no matter, it's Goldberg, so the prosecution will stipulate that whatever stupid and dickish thing ace is accusing him of, is in fact a valid allegation.


Posted by: rhomboid at January 18, 2019 07:56 PM (QDnY+)

112 I hesitate to mount a defense because I hate Jonah. More to the point I hate his mother and won't forgive him for being born to her.


But could this be like George Harrison "stealing" My Sweet Lord from the Chiffons' He's So Fine?

You think no that's stupid until you listen to them side by side and then it's like, whoa, George had that imprinted in his neo-cortex. Or Amygdala. Wherever brain stuff happens.

Ace didn't invent the Macguffin, but maybe his explanation was so adroit that it's what was in Jonah's lizard brain when he came to write the column.

Or not. This is an intentionally weak defense because I hate Jonah.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 18, 2019 07:56 PM (fuK7c)

113 Ronan Farrow: "I can't speak to Buzzfeed's sourcing, but, for what it's worth, I declined to run with parts of the narrative they conveyed based on a source central to the story repeatedly disputing the idea that Trump directly issued orders of that kind."

*facepalms*

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 18, 2019 07:56 PM (I/iGu)

114
Can any of you help me with shelves?

Posted by: Jonah G at January 18, 2019 07:56 PM (r+sAi)

115
Mona Charen. Another chump cuckette.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 18, 2019 07:56 PM (vk99r)

116 Jonah Goldberg gonna appropriate "nood" from us, too? And "mort?"
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 18, 2019 07:55 PM (vk99r)


... but mostly mort.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 18, 2019 07:56 PM (T71PA)

117 Jonah is working on a KABOOM Expose as we speak.

Posted by: garrett at January 18, 2019 07:56 PM (3iQ1J)

118 Interesting if OT.
My local news just announced that the Buzzfeed story RE: Cohen from this morning is false. Buzzfeed has retracted the story.
Of course, they didn't reference the actual story or its allegations.
Typical.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 18, 2019 07:57 PM (0tfLf)

119 Ace, you should just get even and steal one of Jonah's original ideas.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 18, 2019 07:53 PM (xRy5
++++

You made me laugh!

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at January 18, 2019 07:57 PM (2sCft)

120 Ace - Remember your artical like it was yesterday, I'm not a lawyer and didn't sleep at a Holiday inn but seems to me you have a case.

Posted by: Skip at January 18, 2019 07:57 PM (/rm4P)

121 83
Ace, you should just get even and steal one of Jonah's original ideas.



Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 18, 2019 07:53 PM (xRy5Q)


You ask the impossible!

Posted by: Luke Skywalker at January 18, 2019 07:57 PM (t6MX/)

122 -- Mona Charen The National Review

********************

Same bitch who got tossed out of CPAC for being a bitch.

And boy howdy did she ever get flogged senseless by the ugly stick. I've seen malignant tumors that were better looking.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at January 18, 2019 07:57 PM (+dsLj)

123 What makes it even weaker is your a Deplorable.

You wouldn't think Goldberg would stoop so low.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 18, 2019 07:57 PM (/tuJf)

124 Jonah Goldberg's Skankathon was also great.

Posted by: garrett at January 18, 2019 07:57 PM (3iQ1J)

125 "Straight up" "Pay that man his money"

Posted by: jakee308 at January 18, 2019 07:57 PM (GCTKq)

126 ps. Kristol keeps his best cruise swag giveaways under his desk, but only while he's sitting there.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 18, 2019 07:58 PM (I/iGu)

127 >>>Ace, you should just get even and steal one of Jonah's original ideas.

BitterClinger, you owe me a keyboard.

Posted by: cfo mom at January 18, 2019 07:58 PM (RfzVr)

128 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 18, 2019 07:53 PM (xRy5Q)

Name one!

Posted by: jakee308 at January 18, 2019 07:58 PM (GCTKq)

129 Did Jonah Goldberg have sex with Bill Maher, at the club???

Posted by: kraken at January 18, 2019 07:58 PM (90T4r)

130 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 18, 2019 07:53 PM (xRy5Q)

That's worth anything.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 18, 2019 07:58 PM (GCTKq)

131
Anyone else seeing the pattern?

The Left does or says something outrageous. The cuck "thinkers" in the media come out to "point out" how the Left wasn't all wrong in what they did, plus, Orange Man Bad.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 18, 2019 07:58 PM (vk99r)

132 "McDonalds has two for $4 Egg MacGuffins before 10:00AM."
-Posted by: Insomniac at January 18, 2019 07:56 PM (xPcn3)

They only want you to chase down the special. You'll buy a Big Mac when you get there.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 18, 2019 07:58 PM (Ckg4U)

133 45
Jonah Goldberg really showed his ass, here. This is bad.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 18, 2019 07:48 PM

No. This simple act of plagerism is nothing compared to the true horror of Goldberg's naked ass.

Posted by: Everyone who has seen Jonah Goldberg's Ass at January 18, 2019 07:58 PM (0drJ+)

134 Insom, I owe you a drink.
Posted by: DR.WTF at January 18, 2019 07:54 PM (T71PA)

Don't owe me a thing, but if we ever run into each other I'll gladly raise a glass with you.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 18, 2019 07:58 PM (xPcn3)

135 Jonah used to pretend-smoke a pipe with Kevin Williamson so they could act like deep thinkers.

Posted by: Roy at January 18, 2019 07:59 PM (ABjxW)

136 What's the deal with MacGuffins anyway?

Posted by: Amy Schumer at January 18, 2019 07:59 PM (t6MX/)

137 83 Ace, you should just get even and steal one of Jonah's original ideas.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 18, 2019 07:53 PM (xRy5Q)

Is ace going to ditch the shelves and gainzz and start talking about his couch?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 18, 2019 07:59 PM (RWvXE)

138 Why is it that all these pussyboys think they are morally and intellectually superior to anyone they disagree with?

They are like the scrawny kid in the playground who runs behind the teachers skirt and then adjusts their glasses and claims to be "bigger" for not defending themselves.

Only know they hide behind their skirt of delusion and lies.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 18, 2019 07:59 PM (LWu6U)

139 It just occurred to me than Jonah might comment here and that any one of you could in fact be Jonah Goldberg.

Posted by: freaked at January 18, 2019 07:59 PM (UdKB7)

140 'You ain't seen nothin'
till you're down on the MacGuffin
then you're sure to be changin your ways'

Posted by: garrett at January 18, 2019 07:59 PM (3iQ1J)

141 Rick Wilson, again: "I'm totally calm about this. The Mueller statement talks about the *characterization* being wrong, not the content. This isn't a sweeping 'no.' They *declined comment* on the front end and issued a wordsmithed statement. Breathe."

He really is the worst kind of muppet.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 18, 2019 07:59 PM (I/iGu)

142 125 "Straight up" "Pay that man his money"
Posted by: jakee308 at January 18, 2019 07:57 PM (GCTKq)

Rounders?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 18, 2019 08:00 PM (RWvXE)

143
... but mostly mort.

Posted by: DR.WTF



Nice.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 18, 2019 08:00 PM (vk99r)

144 Jonah's piece on Ka-blooey Kids was pretty epic.

Even I've got to admit that.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 18, 2019 08:00 PM (xRy5Q)

145 120 AndI think the the wall is the Democrats MacGuffin, its not aboutthe wall, they voted for it just a few short years ago, its just a vessel to use against President Trump.

Posted by: Skip at January 18, 2019 08:00 PM (/rm4P)

146 So.... which one a youse is Jonah Goldberg????

Posted by: kraken at January 18, 2019 08:00 PM (90T4r)

147 Gillette Is Not Wrong
-- Mona Charen The National Review

Is the new Gillette razor ad a radical feminist attack on
masculinity...?



Watch me pull this straw man out of my hat.
-- Mona Charen

Posted by: Hands at January 18, 2019 08:00 PM (786Ro)

148 Standing up for creative license. That's it, creative license.

What do you mean, I didn't create anything?

Character is destiny, and there is no meaning of "character" by which Ace's can be called good.

And anyway, we're talking about two leaves of kale can make a sandwich.

Posted by: Eeyore at January 18, 2019 08:00 PM (VaN/j)

149 What's the deal with MacGuffins anyway?
Posted by: Amy Schumer at January 18, 2019 07:59 PM (t6MX/)


Oh my.

Posted by: George Takei at January 18, 2019 08:00 PM (T71PA)

150

How much semen can seagoing cucks suck,
If seagoing cucks suck semen?

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at January 18, 2019 08:00 PM (UFLLM)

151 Trigglypuff had a MacGuffin. Actually a few of them.

Posted by: Roy at January 18, 2019 08:00 PM (ABjxW)

152 Plus, Goldberg. Haven't read him in years, didn't read him much before. Definitely ain't gonna read him now or ever again.


Case closed. Before it's opened.


Kind of like a "tribunal" in Ukraine in 1935.


Posted by: rhomboid at January 18, 2019 08:00 PM (QDnY+)

153 It just occurred to me than Jonah might comment here and that any one of you could in fact be Jonah Goldberg.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 18, 2019 08:01 PM (t6MX/)

154 I'm no lawyer but I think that is copyright infringement and I would notify my attorney.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at January 18, 2019 08:01 PM (pw+jk)

155 This is just the kind of integrity kick Jonah's on right now.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 18, 2019 08:01 PM (xPcn3)

156 You ask the impossible!
Posted by: Luke Skywalker at January 18, 2019 07:57 PM (t6MX/)
------
That is why you fail.

Posted by: Yoda at January 18, 2019 08:01 PM (Hx3Yn)

157 Average Jonah sucks cock by choice.

Posted by: eleven at January 18, 2019 08:01 PM (NLLmE)

158 Even though buzzfeed retracted, drudge still has the original near the top.

Posted by: Jonah G at January 18, 2019 08:01 PM (r+sAi)

159 Another week, another Trump is done story. Media hype, then story falls apart. Every time.

Any speculation on the 3pm announcement tomorrow? Big storm hitting the Northeast.

Posted by: Uncle Si at January 18, 2019 08:01 PM (Je5yd)

160 See nood update!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 18, 2019 08:02 PM (Evws/)

161 153 It just occurred to me than Jonah might comment here and that any one of you could in fact be Jonah Goldberg.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 18, 2019 08:01 PM (t6MX/)

The call is coming from INSIDE THE BARREL!!!!!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 18, 2019 08:02 PM (RWvXE)

162 It just occurred to me than Jonah might comment here and that any one of you could in fact be Jonah Goldberg.

Posted by: kraken at January 18, 2019 08:02 PM (90T4r)

163 Walter Freeman, am I misremembering it being Buzzfeed that ran the Russian dossier story and its allegations after it was shopped everywhere else and declined?

Posted by: no good deed at January 18, 2019 08:02 PM (uTY3H)

164
Jonah Goldberg just wrote a new piece:

"I'm Sick, So Light Blogging Today"

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 18, 2019 08:02 PM (vk99r)

165 139 It just occurred to me than Jonah might comment here and that any one of you could in fact be Jonah Goldberg.

Posted by: freaked at January 18, 2019 07:59 PM (UdKB7)


Watchu talkin' about Willis?

Posted by: grebdloG hanoJ at January 18, 2019 08:02 PM (f3oO4)

166 I believe Jonah Goldberg is writing a witty article on the whole Paul Anka integrity saga. I'm sure it will live up to his reputation as being one of the titans of the 21st century literary circles. I smell Pulitzer, baby.

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at January 18, 2019 08:02 PM (2sCft)

167 Walter Freeman, nice bird-dogging the idiot Wilson.


And a few Beltway sorts have noted how very unusual it is for Mueller's office to bat down a story like this. Sort of adds to the obvious take-away - which the Wilsons of the world will avoid and deny until the sad trombone makes its 100th appearance in the Sad Jidad Against The Golden Scalpweasel.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 18, 2019 08:03 PM (QDnY+)

168 It just occurred to me than Jonah might comment here and that any one of you could in fact be Jonah Goldberg.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 18, 2019 08:01 PM (t6MX/)

====
No?
BSG?
Another troll?

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at January 18, 2019 08:03 PM (pw+jk)

169 Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 18, 2019 07:56 PM (LWu6U)

Try 40 years not 20. It's only been talked about because people were getting so pissed about it they had to talk about it just so they could claim they covered the story.

This has been going on since the '70's.

And every damn time the Democrats would say "do this thing for us and THEN we'll fix immigration".

Naturally they didn't. The most infamous one is where they ratfucked Reagan and then laughed about it public.

We've been waiting. The frustration level is at max. They have one move to make. Allow the wall to be built or the next election we'll elect someone worse than Trump or start a war. Cold or hot I'm not sure. Depends on how smarmy the Dems get. If they rub it in our faces it'll go hot pretty fast.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 18, 2019 08:03 PM (GCTKq)

170 How soon until JG claims that old tweet was not his, that he was hacked?

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at January 18, 2019 08:03 PM (TN1P5)

171 If he is, prob just a lurker.

Posted by: Uncle Si at January 18, 2019 08:03 PM (Je5yd)

172 What's next he starts stealing ace's movie reviews?

Posted by: steevy at January 18, 2019 08:03 PM (BXMxN)

173 "it's what was in Jonah's lizard brain when he came to write the column. "

I remember reading Ace's post here and don't see why anyone else wouldn't.

Posted by: freaked at January 18, 2019 08:03 PM (UdKB7)

174 I'm still trying to sort out the last thread. What I understand is

1. FBI says they couldn't have used the dossier to get a FISA warrant because they didn't know about it.

2. Ohr says they did know about it.

3. Posters say McCabe testified that the dossier was used to get the FISA warrant.

What is not clarified is what warrant are we talking about . The original warrant or the resubmitted requests?

Again this can all be learned from testimony from the FISA judge.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 18, 2019 08:03 PM (2DOZq)

175 Rick Wilson, again: "I'm totally calm about this. The Mueller statement talks about the *characterization* being wrong, not the content. This isn't a sweeping 'no.' They *declined comment* on the front end and issued a wordsmithed statement. Breathe."


Lawyer-speak for "it's false" -- how dat work?
-- The Rick Wilson

Posted by: Hands at January 18, 2019 08:03 PM (786Ro)

176 Why is it that all these pussyboys think they are morally and intellectually superior to anyone they disagree with?

********************

Might be because they are generally fat, ugly and with faces resembling male genitalia. Definitely compensating for something here.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at January 18, 2019 08:03 PM (+dsLj)

177 Next thing you know Jonah will accidentally post a link to lesbian porn.

Posted by: runninrebel at January 18, 2019 08:03 PM (mQoUp)

178 I'm sorry Mr. O'Spades, but according to our search engine the first use of the McGuffin metaphor lies with Jonah Goldberg.

Fact Check: Decision Goldberg!

Posted by: Google, proud funder of National Review writers at January 18, 2019 08:04 PM (DuAZ5)

179 172 What's next he starts stealing ace's movie reviews?
Posted by: steevy at January 18, 2019 08:03 PM (BXMxN)

Anal gland secretions.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 18, 2019 08:04 PM (RWvXE)

180 See nood update!
Posted by: andycanuck at January 18, 2019 08:02 PM (Evws/)

+++++
Is this a false nood? I'm reluctant to check. I hate when people play jokes on me...

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at January 18, 2019 08:04 PM (2sCft)

181 162 It just occurred to me than Jonah might comment here and that any one of you could in fact be Jonah Goldberg.
Posted by: kraken at January 18, 2019 08:02 PM (90T4r)



*lights pilot on flamethrower*

Posted by: Insomniac at January 18, 2019 08:04 PM (xPcn3)

182 In a new, original feature for NRO, we are introducing sidebar links!

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 18, 2019 08:04 PM (Agn5J)

183 Oh snap.

Posted by: Mister Christopher (in Atlanta!) at January 18, 2019 08:04 PM (XOi3t)

184 "So.... which one a youse is Jonah Goldberg????"

Not me!

Posted by: No at January 18, 2019 08:04 PM (UdKB7)

185 test

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 18, 2019 08:04 PM (T71PA)

186 This simple act of plagerism is nothing compared to the true horror of Goldberg's naked ass.
Posted by: Everyone who has seen Jonah Goldberg's Ass at January 18, 2019 07:58 PM

Dude...so wrong.

Posted by: Fat naked guy on an ottoman at January 18, 2019 08:04 PM (eiG+i)

187 Take the scalp, Ace.

He's just another hobo now.

Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I recommend The Courage To Be Disliked at January 18, 2019 08:04 PM (lLeln)

188 One book, "I Sip Penis" By Jonah Goldberg.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at January 18, 2019 08:04 PM (pw+jk)

189 177 Next thing you know Jonah will accidentally post a link to lesbian porn.
Posted by: runninrebel at January 18, 2019 08:03 PM (mQoUp)

Never forget the 'Busty', comrade.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 18, 2019 08:04 PM (RWvXE)

190 I can overlook accidentally remembering an Ace column from 5 years ago, and not realizing it is not an orginal thought.

Ace posts can be very deep and insightful, and they can get into your way of thinking about things so I can see someone forgetting where it originated after 5 years.

I can not overlook his comparison. TFG was a POS and his support was the far far left, and the seat sniffers like goldberg.

90% of tfg's support was about what people *hoped* he would do, and not what he did, or what he said, or what he stood for. That is hero worship.

DJT. A hero? Only based on his results, and they are luxurious.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 18, 2019 08:04 PM (LWu6U)

191 >>>It just occurred to me than Jonah might comment here and that any one of you could in fact be Jonah Goldberg.

Not me. I'm a moron(ette), not an idiot.

Posted by: cfo mom at January 18, 2019 08:05 PM (RfzVr)

192 Is it true that Jonah Goldberg goes into department stores and palms perfume and lipstick samples???

Posted by: kraken at January 18, 2019 08:05 PM (90T4r)

193 Jonah wants to hump Marco Rubio's garbage.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 18, 2019 08:05 PM (fuK7c)

194 Jonah, Remember.



Cash talks, bullshit walks.



Now, pay Ace and GTFO!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 18, 2019 08:05 PM (sy5kK)

195 @163: "Walter Freeman, am I misremembering it being Buzzfeed that ran the Russian dossier story and its allegations after it was shopped everywhere else and declined?"

Yup, and worse, plenty of Twitter trolls are now suggesting that "breaking the dossier story" is proof that sometimes they "get the big stories right" and no one should be jumping to the conclusion that this new Cohen story is wrong.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 18, 2019 08:05 PM (I/iGu)

196 Tonight on the truly original "Overnight Open Thread"...

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 18, 2019 08:05 PM (Agn5J)

197 What's next he starts stealing ace's movie reviews?

He lacks the ambition.

Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says... at January 18, 2019 08:05 PM (Tyii7)

198 Remember "Liberal Fascism" -?
That used to be a good book.


An idea he got from Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn's book Leftism, 1974. I remember him writing for NR back then. When Goldberg at best could have been hired as a typesetter. (Though I doubt it.)

Posted by: Eeyore at January 18, 2019 08:05 PM (VaN/j)

199 171
If he is, prob just a lurker.

Posted by: Uncle Si at January 18, 2019 08:03 PM (Je5yd)

Good money that he has been in the barrel for a full page copy-n-paste.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 18, 2019 08:05 PM (t6MX/)

200 Jonah starts a Gainzzz thread and discussing shelf building tips...

Posted by: Uncle Si at January 18, 2019 08:05 PM (Je5yd)

201 >>"Ace" from the legendary Ace of Spades HQ blog wrote a brilliant little essay on "The MacGuffinization of American politics."


He forgot 'Award Winning' and 'Smart Military'.

Posted by: garrett at January 18, 2019 08:06 PM (3iQ1J)

202 Jonah wants to talk about his GAINZZZZ!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 18, 2019 08:06 PM (Agn5J)

203 Next thing you know Jonah will accidentally post a link to lesbian porn.
Posted by: runninrebel at January 18, 2019 08:03 PM (mQoUp)

+++++
Hey. It happens.

Posted by: 99% of men who identify as men.

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at January 18, 2019 08:06 PM (2sCft)

204 Anybody who is anybody lurks here. Hi Mollie !!!

Posted by: runner at January 18, 2019 08:06 PM (bUjCl)

205 Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 18, 2019 08:00 PM (RWvXE

Yep.

It's hard to do that accent typing though.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 18, 2019 08:06 PM (GCTKq)

206 Bam! I've borrowed the work of another. I couldn't remember where I read it or who wrote it but:

1) I certainly didn't pass the idea and metaphor off as my own and
2) I specifically said "apologies to whoever I am stealing this from but I honestly don't remember where I first read it

Like Legal Innsurrection, NRO is all about "principles" unless it's no longer convenient.

Posted by: Fenrisulven at January 18, 2019 08:06 PM (Q2rXZ)

207 I love "Gunz-A-Blazin'" Ace.

I did a search for "flaming clown boners, Jonah Goldberg", but no dice.

...I'll wait.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 18, 2019 08:06 PM (Ckg4U)

208 Again this can all be learned from testimony from the FISA judge.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 18, 2019 08:03 PM (2DOZq)


There are no Obama Judges!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar Roberts at January 18, 2019 08:06 PM (f3oO4)

209
Jonah Goldberg just tweeted his boyhood crush on KIM RICHARDS.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 18, 2019 08:06 PM (vk99r)

210 >>>83 Ace, you should just get even and steal one of Jonah's original ideas.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger

I'd love to hear some of these "Jonah's original ideas" you speak of.

Posted by: ace at January 18, 2019 08:07 PM (PbpT7)

211 Ace -- see my comment 80 at 7:53 PM. Goldberg wrote about your MacGuffin even earlier than 2016 -- Sept. of 2015, tipped off about it my Dan McLaughlin.

Posted by: Hands at January 18, 2019 08:07 PM (786Ro)

212 At least Mr. Goldberg knows that the screw gun should be switched to the "forward" and not the "reverse" position when putting up shelves.

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at January 18, 2019 08:07 PM (2sCft)

213 This reminds me of a funny anecdote about that time I banned myself from my own Blog...

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 18, 2019 08:07 PM (3iQ1J)

214 Jonah wants everyone to know he's posting flaming skulls for the Buzzfeed story.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 18, 2019 08:07 PM (Agn5J)

215 187 Take the scalp, Ace.

He's just another hobo now.
Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I recommend The Courage To Be Disliked at January 18, 2019 08:04 PM (lLeln)



In the legendary hobo fuck pile.

Posted by: eleven at January 18, 2019 08:07 PM (NLLmE)

216 my = by

Posted by: Hands at January 18, 2019 08:07 PM (786Ro)

217 I'm sorry Mr. O'Spades, but according to our search engine the first use of the McGuffin metaphor lies with Jonah Goldberg.

.....

PolitiFact rates Ace's plagiarism claim: Skull on Fire

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 18, 2019 08:07 PM (xRy5Q)

218 Jonah wants to talk about his GAINZZZZ!
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 18, 2019 08:06 PM (Agn5J)



2 double cheeseburgers, medium deep dish pizza...and a chocolate croissant. oh, and a diet pepsi.

Posted by: runner at January 18, 2019 08:07 PM (bUjCl)

219 ace, you probably pre-plagiarized him.

Don't be such an emotional ewok about these things.

Sometimes the space-time continuum works against you. Just acknowledge that.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 18, 2019 08:08 PM (GBteo)

220 Like Legal Innsurrection, NRO is all about "principles" unless it's no longer convenient.
Posted by: Fenrisulven at January 18, 2019 08:06 PM (Q2rXZ)

Eh? Why do you say that regarding Legal Insurrection? Genuinely curious.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 18, 2019 08:08 PM (xPcn3)

221
Jonah Goldberg just amused all his twitter followers by
posting the poster of The London Boys!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 18, 2019 08:08 PM (vk99r)

222 Jonah Goldberg will not even bleach his taint for his lover. How the hell is a guy supposed to keep it up when his pardner is 130 Lbs overweight and won't even bleach his taint?


Answer, even a cuck can't do it.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at January 18, 2019 08:08 PM (pw+jk)

223 Jonah wants to talk about his GAINZZZZ!
Posted by: Wyatt Earp

IT'S FUNNY CUZ HE DOESN'T ACTUALLY HAVE ANY!!!

Posted by: JONAH ROETHGOLDBERGER at January 18, 2019 08:08 PM (rMLhD)

224 Okay I'm Jonah.

Posted by: ramondo at January 18, 2019 08:08 PM (2DOZq)

225 Tonight on the truly original "Overnight Open Thread"...
Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 18, 2019 08:05 PM (Agn5J)


Written/put together by someone called the "Misidentified Libertarian," no doubt.

If there's a commenter with a "Top Seven List" by "PDQsteve," I'm going apeshit...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2019 08:08 PM (miE9U)

226 Next thing you know Jonah will accidentally post a link to lesbian porn.

********************

Only morons with a healthy sex life and sense of well being and sound mind would be into busty lesbo pr0n.

Guaranteed Jonah's vice is zebra tranny pr0n.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at January 18, 2019 08:08 PM (+dsLj)

227 Lawsuits can stop that behavior, but need to be big to catch headlines. $10m min.

Posted by: Uncle Si at January 18, 2019 08:08 PM (Je5yd)

228 I really begin to worry when Jonah starts writing columns using the phrase "muh principles."

Cuckception!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 18, 2019 08:08 PM (I/iGu)

229 49 @12 "Someone get Amy Schumer and Carlos Mencia!"
Someone get Amy Schumer and Carlos Mencia!
Posted by: Joe Biden at January 18, 2019 07:49 PM (rznWS)

50 Nobody said nood.
Posted by: Abilio at January 18, 2019 07:49 PM (Tyii7)


You are forbidden to use that word immediately after a comment mentioning Amy Schumer.

Posted by: Eeyore at January 18, 2019 08:08 PM (VaN/j)

230 ace, I'm speculating that Bitter Clinger was being, um, sarcastic.


Just spitballin' here, boss.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 18, 2019 08:08 PM (QDnY+)

231 93 Don't miss my upcoming expose on Kaboom cereal. It's a barn-burner.
Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 18, 2019 07:54 PM (rMLhD)


Just for the heck of it, I looked up Kaboom at Wikipedia. They mention Ace's post, but don't actually link it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaboom_(breakfast_cereal)

Posted by: rickl at January 18, 2019 08:08 PM (sdi6R)

232 Check out my hilarious new alter ego, Jonah Coldcuts!

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 18, 2019 08:09 PM (xPcn3)

233 One book, "I Sip Penis" By Jonah Goldberg.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at January 18, 2019 08:04 PM (pw+jk)


Volume II

"By Choice" By Jonah Goldberg.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar Roberts at January 18, 2019 08:09 PM (f3oO4)

234 For no reason at all I just came u with a funny phrase

'Flaming Clown Boner'

I'm gonna work that into my next Book Club Thread.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 18, 2019 08:09 PM (3iQ1J)

235 Jonah Goldberg is going to have NRO commenters produce a cookbook.... it'll be called the Cuck Gourmet....

Posted by: kraken at January 18, 2019 08:09 PM (90T4r)

236 190
I can overlook accidentally remembering an Ace column from 5 years ago, and not realizing it is not an orginal thought.





No, I tried that, it didn't work.

Posted by: zombie George Harrison at January 18, 2019 08:09 PM (sy5kK)

237
This thread just turned into a surreal episode of This Is Your Life, Ace. But instead of Ace, it's Jonah Goldberg.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 18, 2019 08:09 PM (vk99r)

238 I'd love to hear some of these "Jonah's original ideas" you speak of.

Posted by: ace at January 18, 2019 08:07 PM (PbpT7)

....

Well, the thing is, they are mostly a McGuffin.

Remind me sometime and Ill explain to you what ?I mean by that.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 18, 2019 08:09 PM (xRy5Q)

239 I'd love to hear some of these "Jonah's original ideas" you speak of.
Posted by: ace at January 18, 2019 08:07 PM (PbpT7)

ewok status: Not Pleased.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 18, 2019 08:10 PM (GBteo)

240 Jonah just started a book club thread. And by God, He'll actually finish the "Hound of the Baskervillles" and "Moby Dick" the first time out.

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at January 18, 2019 08:10 PM (2sCft)

241 No!!
I am Joe Goldburg.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at January 18, 2019 08:10 PM (pw+jk)

242 228 I really begin to worry when Jonah starts writing columns using the phrase "muh principles."

Cuckception!
Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 18, 2019 08:08 PM (I/iGu)

Cuck within a cuck within a cuck...

Posted by: Insomniac at January 18, 2019 08:10 PM (xPcn3)

243 234
For no reason at all I just came u with a funny phrase



'Flaming Clown Boner'



I'm gonna work that into my next Book Club Thread.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 18, 2019 08:09 PM (3iQ1J)


It is actually going to be the title of his new book.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 18, 2019 08:10 PM (sy5kK)

244 How the hell is a guy supposed to keep it up when his pardner is 130 Lbs overweight


************************

That's one case where a reach around would require the elasticity of Mister Fantastic of the Fantastic Four.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at January 18, 2019 08:10 PM (+dsLj)

245 ace, promise you'll share some of your sweet sweet settlement money with all of us :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2019 08:10 PM (miE9U)

246 In my observation of Obamacare, those people who most wanted it, cheered for it, voted for it, were those who would not have to attain it for themselves.

Posted by: Susanamantha at January 18, 2019 08:11 PM (aeqTc)

247 Just for the heck of it, I looked up Kaboom at Wikipedia. They mention Ace's post, but don't actually link it.


The first time I encountered Kaboom was the scene in Kill Bill where Vernita Green has a gun in the box and tries to shoot Uma Thurman. I thought it was a gag.

I had no idea there was a real Kaboom until the ace epic.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 18, 2019 08:11 PM (fuK7c)

248 Have I told you about my festive holiday jerksock?

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 18, 2019 08:11 PM (t6MX/)

249 So.

Quite a few years ago, the tables were turned on Jonah. A student from Phillips Academy plagiarized him by copying two GFiles for the school paper.

Was brought to Jonah's attention, Jonah mentioned it at The Corner, and said student was kicked out of Phillips for an honor code violation.

I was tangentially involved and have personal knowledge that this happened. No, I wasn't the student.

So. There's that.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at January 18, 2019 08:11 PM (IfYaq)

250 Our catalog is in the mail, Mr. O'Spades.

Posted by: Acme Yacht Company at January 18, 2019 08:11 PM (nPGq2)

251 Even Goldberg's most famous utterance is a Simpson's line.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 18, 2019 08:11 PM (2DOZq)

252 As long as Jonah doesn't start a two week whimper-a-thon when he comes down with a cold.

I couldn't handle it!

Posted by: runninrebel at January 18, 2019 08:11 PM (mQoUp)

253 #TwoWeeks!

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 18, 2019 08:12 PM (3iQ1J)

254 At this very moment, Jonah is researching IKEA shelving for his cuck shed.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 18, 2019 08:12 PM (ptqGC)

255 ace, promise you'll share some of your sweet sweet settlement money with all of us :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2019 08:10 PM (miE9U)


At least pay us as much as you pay the COBs.

No. Wait.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 18, 2019 08:12 PM (T71PA)

256 210 >>>83 Ace, you should just get even and steal one of Jonah's original ideas.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger

I'd love to hear some of these "Jonah's original ideas" you speak of.
Posted by: ace at January 18, 2019 08:07 PM (PbpT7)

I suppose you could, if desperate, have a conversation with your couch.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at January 18, 2019 08:12 PM (MkcN1)

257 Shit like this got a youtuber fired from IGN for his plagiarism of video game reviews.

Posted by: buzzion at January 18, 2019 08:12 PM (cAnNx)

258 I am pretty sure Jonah even does a podcast.

Never listened to it to hear if he has an unhealthy fixation on Bradley Cooper.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 18, 2019 08:12 PM (RWvXE)

259 Has anyone kept a count of how many "this means the end of Trump" there's been?

at least 3 a week. Not quite 1 a day as they need at least 2 days to get the most out of it.

So. Say 135 weeks = 405 times.

Trump should invoice the media for giving them stuff to talk about 24/7.

They were floundering before he came along. Not much interesting news every 24 hours. It was starting to get ridiculous.

Now they can just drop some gossip and away they go for at least 48 hours.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 18, 2019 08:13 PM (GCTKq)

260 The sweetest penis to sip is a penis fresh out of my wife's.... ass.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 18, 2019 08:13 PM (pw+jk)

261 I laughed at the thought of Jonah Goldfatberg killing and skinning a hobo.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at January 18, 2019 08:13 PM (bML9A)

262 I keep thinking that I might be losing my "Funny", but people keep taking my jokes without attribution.

*FIRST!!!*

*Stabs Goddamned Flag Into Fertile Soil*

I won't sue you, but my Subsidiary may.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 18, 2019 08:13 PM (Ckg4U)

263 If Ace had plagiarized himself, that would have been ok. We've seen that more than a few times.

Seriously, Goldberg is a twit for blatantly doing this. He's no Joe Biden.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 18, 2019 08:13 PM (tvnpt)

264 Sorry, but Jonah is busy with the BuzzFeed story of the century!!!

Posted by: Avenger at January 18, 2019 08:13 PM (70ScF)

265 I'd love to hear some of these "Jonah's original ideas" you speak of.
Posted by: ace at January 18, 2019 08:07 PM (PbpT7)

That's the truth. All the guys like Jonah G. do is spout the platitudes of neoconservatism. They are priests of a secular religion that now has few followers.

Posted by: WOPR at January 18, 2019 08:13 PM (J70i0)

266 247
I had no idea there was a real Kaboom until the ace epic.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 18, 2019 08:11 PM (fuK7c)


I remember Kaboom, but I don't know if I ever actually ate it. It's possible I repressed that memory.

Posted by: rickl at January 18, 2019 08:13 PM (sdi6R)

267 @254: "At this very moment, Jonah is researching IKEA shelving for his cuck shed."

In a slightly different timeline, NRO legal is feverishly searching for 24 hour shelf installers as a way to pay off Ace and keep him quiet.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 18, 2019 08:13 PM (I/iGu)

268 Speaking of LI President Trump is shutting down all Congressional
travel on government aircraft. Lets see who will howl loudest now.

Posted by: Skip at January 18, 2019 08:14 PM (/rm4P)

269 Seriously, doesn't everyone agree that "Content deserves to be free!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 18, 2019 08:14 PM (f3oO4)

270 259 Has anyone kept a count of how many "this means the end of Trump" there's been?

I want 6 more years of walls closing in.

Posted by: eleven at January 18, 2019 08:14 PM (NLLmE)

271 I remember Rush Limbaugh discussing this on-air from an article Jonah wrote in which he had given Ace credit for the idea.

Posted by: ShainS at January 18, 2019 08:14 PM (WqPYg)

272 I'll never forgive ace for hating on my favorite cereal brand that I've never eaten.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at January 18, 2019 08:14 PM (+dsLj)

273 139 It just occurred to me than Jonah might comment here and that any one of you could in fact be Jonah Goldberg.
Posted by: freaked at January 18, 2019 07:59 PM (UdKB7)


No.

Posted by: Eeyore at January 18, 2019 08:14 PM (VaN/j)

274 We've lived to see Ace become the Harlan Ellison to Jonah's James Cameron. Well, I mean, not that Jonah has the star power, influence, or gobs of cash that Cameron has. But we're on the cusp of a world where he can't stand to hear Ace's name without flying into a pants-shitting tantrum.

This is what we call Progress.

Posted by: Geoff Flakey at January 18, 2019 08:15 PM (pPQeR)

275 Buzzfeed > NRO

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 18, 2019 08:15 PM (ptqGC)

276 What a lowlife Goldberg is. Definitely go after him Ace. Spaldings to the fence.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 18, 2019 08:15 PM (NtglE)

277 ace, way way back when, long before I turned 29, I submitted an article to NRO, never heard anything, but, low and behold, a few days after my submission, an article that contained a good 30 to 40 percent of what I wrote appeared on the web site.

I complained, got an "well, I never" from Goldberg and let it go, figuring it was one of those things.

These days? I think Goldberg outright ripped me off and turned it over to one of their writers.


Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at January 18, 2019 08:15 PM (WEBkv)

278 It's cucks all the way down.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 18, 2019 08:15 PM (GCTKq)

279 I know I never had Kaboom, but had a few cereals like that, like Quisp and Quake.

Posted by: Skip at January 18, 2019 08:15 PM (/rm4P)

280 Ace needs to change the site header to a dog with a birthday hat.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 18, 2019 08:15 PM (Agn5J)

281 245
ace, promise you'll share some of your sweet sweet settlement money with all of us :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2019 08:10 PM (miE9U)

Just how far does a 6-pack of PBR go?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 18, 2019 08:15 PM (sy5kK)

282 278 It's cucks all the way down.
Posted by: jakee308 at January 18, 2019 08:15 PM (GCTKq)

Matryocucksha doll

Posted by: Insomniac at January 18, 2019 08:16 PM (xPcn3)

283 Jonah Goldberg and Jim Acosta walk into a bar mitzvah....

Posted by: Avenger at January 18, 2019 08:16 PM (70ScF)

284 Lets see who will howl loudest now.

Posted by: Skip at January 18, 2019 08:14 PM (/rm4P)

Howl now brown cow

Posted by: Miklos Ginsburg, the beat poet guy at January 18, 2019 08:16 PM (zCyNd)

285
7 "Would you settle for cruise tickets?"Posted by: MrMystery at January 18, 2019 07:43 PM (VbLoi)

If Jonah still had a fraction of the funny he used to have, this is exactly what he would do.

Posted by: rayj at January 18, 2019 08:16 PM (pI/IV)

286 Jonah, what hand do you write with?

No, don't start crying NOW. Are you left or right handed?

Okay then, give me your right hand.

Posted by: Fenrisulven at January 18, 2019 08:16 PM (Q2rXZ)

287 THIS is when I wish Ace was still on Twitter.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 18, 2019 08:16 PM (ptqGC)

288 Quisp and Quake could afford TV ads.

I never saw a Kaboom commercial.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 18, 2019 08:16 PM (fuK7c)

289 Now they can just drop some gossip and away they go for at least 48 hours.
Posted by: jakee308 at January 18, 2019 08:13 PM (GCTKq)

When Obama was misruling, Conservative Inc. kept running the dropping poll numbers of Obama and how he was finished. The thing was, the poll numbers didn't move that much.

Posted by: WOPR at January 18, 2019 08:16 PM (J70i0)

290 DRUDGE not even acknowledging the Mueller story calling buzzfeed article not accurate.

Fuck drudge

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 18, 2019 08:16 PM (Y+V3r)

291
Yup, and worse, plenty of Twitter trolls are now suggesting that "breaking the dossier story" is proof that sometimes they "get the big stories right" and no one should be jumping to the conclusion that this new Cohen story is wrong.
===
Somebody at insty linked to allahpundit doing exactly that, saying there's no way they'd put their reputation at risk.
Dan Rather and how many other proven, exposed, admitted liars in the media say hi, thanks for having our back buddy.

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at January 18, 2019 08:16 PM (TN1P5)

292 *Stabs Goddamned Flag Into Fertile Soil*

I won't sue you, but my Subsidiary may.
Posted by: Slapweasel at January 18, 2019 08:13 PM (Ckg4U)

-------------

Vee shoult haf a chat, young man!

Posted by: Zombie Sigmund Freud at January 18, 2019 08:17 PM (WEBkv)

293 162
It just occurred to me than Jonah might comment here and that any one of you could in fact be Jonah Goldberg.



Posted by: kraken at January 18, 2019 08:02 PM (90T4r)

Probably not. He read the content.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 18, 2019 08:17 PM (t6MX/)

294 Jonah Goldberg and Jim Acosta walk into a bar mitzvah....

...and the bartender says "Hey, Abilio!".

Posted by: That deplorable guy who always says... at January 18, 2019 08:17 PM (Tyii7)

295 287 THIS is when I wish Ace was still on Twitter.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 18, 2019 08:16 PM (ptqGC)



I couldn't stand him always going off with that hoor.

Posted by: eleven at January 18, 2019 08:17 PM (NLLmE)

296 DRUDGE not even acknowledging the Mueller story calling buzzfeed article not accurate.

Fuck drudge
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 18, 2019 08:16 PM (Y+V3r
++++++
Yes, not sure what is going on over at the flaming pile of shit, but I don't go there anymore.

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at January 18, 2019 08:18 PM (2sCft)

297 So the Pillsbury Dough Boy is a thief too as well as a cuck.

Posted by: Pasha Antipov at January 18, 2019 08:18 PM (ycrEM)

298 From Ace's update:

"Someone Ran That Search... and found this:

QUOTE:
About three years ago, the eponymous "Ace" from the legendary Ace of Spades HQ blog wrote a brilliant little essay on "The MacGuffinization of American politics."
Jonah Goldberg on NRO, May 6, 2016"

Wow. There's no way this dirtbag can deny it now.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 18, 2019 08:18 PM (NtglE)

299 dammit

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 18, 2019 08:18 PM (ycrEM)

300 >>THIS is when I wish Ace was still on Twitter.


THIS is when I wish Ace still smoked crack.

Posted by: garrett at January 18, 2019 08:18 PM (3iQ1J)

301 295 287 THIS is when I wish Ace was still on Twitter.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 18, 2019 08:16 PM (ptqGC)


I couldn't stand him always going off with that hoor.
Posted by: eleven at January 18, 2019 08:17 PM (NLLmE)

An Ewok divided against himself cannot stand.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 18, 2019 08:18 PM (xPcn3)

302 I never saw a Kaboom commercial.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 18, 2019 08:16 PM (fuK7c)

Not to be confused with the Ford Pinto.

Posted by: Miklos, unsafe at any speed at January 18, 2019 08:18 PM (zCyNd)

303 I didn't realize Kaboom was real until this here thread.

Posted by: eleven at January 18, 2019 08:18 PM (NLLmE)

304 The truth is, ace is an epic writer and amazingly insightful at drawing seemingly disparate parallels in life to politics.

Though it's bullsh*t that Goldberg didn't acknowledge him, in all honesty I've used many of his iconic posts in my own daily conversations with people and much of what gets discussed here works it's way into my lexicon.

The difference is I'm not getting paid and don't claim to be the originator of these thoughts.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 18, 2019 08:18 PM (xRy5Q)

305 "Vee shoult haf a chat, young man!"
-Posted by: Zombie Sigmund Freud at January 18, 2019 08:17 PM (WEBkv)

Get your Coke-Addled ass out of my Living Room, Fraud.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 18, 2019 08:18 PM (Ckg4U)

306 Somebody at insty linked to allahpundit doing exactly that, saying there's no way they'd put their reputation at risk.

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories

Wasn't Buzzfeeds the parent company of Gawker?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at January 18, 2019 08:18 PM (rMLhD)

307 It just occurred to me than Jonah might comment here and that any one of you could in fact be Jonah Goldberg.



Posted by: kraken at January 18, 2019 08:02 PM (90T4r)

this is exactly what Johan would say about others , "kraken"

Posted by: runner at January 18, 2019 08:18 PM (bUjCl)

308 Can I get penis and Seven?
Also, I'll take a side of sweaty moist taint.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 18, 2019 08:18 PM (pw+jk)

309 oh, fine Jonah...let's use the American spelling...

Posted by: runner at January 18, 2019 08:19 PM (bUjCl)

310 >>>DRUDGE not even acknowledging the Mueller story calling buzzfeed article not accurate.




Agreed. Drudge went downhill after Trump was elected. The only news site I frequent anymore if the Daily Caller.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 18, 2019 08:19 PM (Agn5J)

311 Seriously, though...

I think Ace ran that search himself and is just embarassed to quote someone calling him Legendary.

It's OK, Ace.

We know you are a Legend.

Posted by: garrett at January 18, 2019 08:19 PM (3iQ1J)

312 *Stabs Goddamned Flag Into Fertile Soil*

I won't sue you, but my Subsidiary may.
Posted by: Slapweasel at January 18, 2019 08:13 PM (Ckg4U)

-------------

Vee shoult haf a chat, young man!
Posted by: Zombie Sigmund Freud at January 18, 2019 08:17 PM (WEBkv)


Cool it Siggy. Sometimes a flag pole is just a flag pole.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 18, 2019 08:20 PM (T71PA)

313
THIS is my news site.

YOU morons are my journalists.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 18, 2019 08:20 PM (vk99r)

314 This deserves a flaming sports coat with elbow patches.

Posted by: Avenger at January 18, 2019 08:20 PM (70ScF)

315 This is sad. I think something Jonah Goldberg wrote led me to the HQ.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 18, 2019 08:20 PM (kQs4Y)

316 226 Next thing you know Jonah will accidentally post a link to lesbian porn.

********************

Only morons with a healthy sex life and sense of well being and sound mind would be into busty lesbo pr0n.

Guaranteed Jonah's vice is zebra tranny pr0n.
Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at January 18, 2019 08:08 PM (+dsLj)


Tentacles, surely.

Posted by: Eeyore at January 18, 2019 08:20 PM (VaN/j)

317 >>I didn't realize Kaboom was real until this here thread.

Look at the 1%er.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 18, 2019 08:20 PM (/tuJf)

318 Bander, I think there WAS a Kaboom commercial.
But it left all the kids who saw it traumatized, like in that horror movie where (I think) they claim they saw someone get murdered live on TV...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2019 08:20 PM (miE9U)

319 Has anyone commented on the NRO link calling Jonah out, or are they deleting the Morons' replies?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 18, 2019 08:20 PM (Agn5J)

320 It just occurred to me than Jonah might comment here and that any one of you could in fact be Jonah Goldberg.
Posted by: kraken at January 18, 2019 08:02 PM

This is about us, isn't it?

Posted by: Nobody Here But Us Jonah Goldbergs at January 18, 2019 08:20 PM (zmIJL)

321 DINOSAURS!

Posted by: GODSAIDMANSAID DOT COM at January 18, 2019 08:20 PM (3iQ1J)

322 Hell yes, get him Ace.

What this website needs is BEEF. I'm FOR IT.

NRO scalps are back on the menu, boys.

Posted by: ghost of kari at January 18, 2019 08:21 PM (8IQhD)

323
I mean, Ace's is my source for News.
There's more journalism here than anywhere else.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 18, 2019 08:21 PM (vk99r)

324 THIS is when I wish Ace still smoked crack.

Posted by: garrett at January 18, 2019 08:18 PM (3iQ1J)

Looks like he picked the wrong week.

Posted by: Miklos, still over Macho Grande at January 18, 2019 08:21 PM (zCyNd)

325 I hope PDT announcement tomorrow is he is deporting Pelosu. Lol

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 18, 2019 08:21 PM (Y+V3r)

326 The Liberty Daily is the replacement for drudge. There ad thingy sucks though.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 18, 2019 08:21 PM (r+sAi)

327 Is this a false nood? I'm reluctant to check. I hate when people play jokes on me...
------
Ace added an update to this same Jonah post. I pointed it out because some people refreshing or jumping to the bottom don't notice additions.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 18, 2019 08:21 PM (Evws/)

328 >>I didn't realize Kaboom was real until this here thread.
"Look at the 1%er."
-Posted by: JackStraw at January 18, 2019 08:20 PM (/tuJf)

Damnable Honeycomb Kids and their treehouses.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 18, 2019 08:21 PM (Ckg4U)

329 TuCa's show is all over the fake Buzzfeed crap.


Just this morning, CNN and MSDNC were absolutely certain PDT's days were numbered. They were "concerned" and giddy at the same time.

Damned flying monkeys.

Tucker just read from Buzzfeed, they're STANDING BY THEIR REPORTING.

Fake, but accurate.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 18, 2019 08:22 PM (ptqGC)

330 I'm sure that if you watch Jonah's twatter, someone already has or will soon call him out on this. It may even be someone Ace knows pretty well.

Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 18, 2019 08:22 PM (ffYR/)

331
Drudge sucks dick.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 18, 2019 08:22 PM (vk99r)

332 @319: "Has anyone commented on the NRO link calling Jonah out, or are they deleting the Morons' replies?"

I assume NRO's comment section is almost as lively as HotAir's.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 18, 2019 08:22 PM (I/iGu)

333 I got nothing.

Posted by: tbodie at January 18, 2019 08:22 PM (Z+JNA)

334 Guy Benson and Ben Shapiro just called Jonah Goldberg a national treasure that should be forever cherished.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at January 18, 2019 08:22 PM (pw+jk)

335 Dang, this Alabama gymnast looks like a little female sumo.

Posted by: Eromero at January 18, 2019 08:22 PM (zLDYs)

336 Only part of this I am having trouble believing is as I wrote above remember the MacGuffin content like it was yesterday, holycrap 2013? Time is flying by.

Posted by: Skip at January 18, 2019 08:22 PM (/rm4P)

337 I wonder if Goldberg will write about flaming clown boners.

He could call it his autobiography.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm's PayPal at January 18, 2019 08:23 PM (l9m7l)

338 322
Hell yes, get him Ace.



What this website needs is BEEF. I'm FOR IT.


On the Left Coast, it IS dinnertime, now you mention it.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 18, 2019 08:23 PM (sy5kK)

339 It just occurred to me than Jonah might comment here and that any one of you could in fact be Jonah Goldberg.



We have had some epic Pie > Cake arguments.

Hmm.

*eyes the Morons suspiciously*

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 18, 2019 08:23 PM (ycrEM)

340 How about everyone sign onto the NRO comments for the article and write, "Nice idea. However, it sounds better in the original Ewok..."?

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 18, 2019 08:23 PM (SgjGX)

341 in all honesty I've used many of his iconic posts in my own daily conversations with people and much of what gets discussed here works it's way into my lexicon.
The difference is I'm not getting paid and don't claim to be the originator of these thoughts.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 18, 2019 08:18 PM (xRy5Q)


Damn, I attribute ace sayings to ace all the time in my daily life. I think that's part of what gives my wife her "I'm tolerating you" look.

Posted by: ghost of kari at January 18, 2019 08:23 PM (8IQhD)

342 >>Drudge sucks dick.


Shoot it on my fedora!

Posted by: Matt Drudge at January 18, 2019 08:23 PM (3iQ1J)

343 Get your Coke-Addled ass out of my Living Room, Fraud.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 18, 2019 08:18 PM (Ckg4U)

Gentlemen! You can't fight here, this is the Ace Room!

Posted by: President Miklos Muffley at January 18, 2019 08:23 PM (zCyNd)

344 Drudge sucks dick.



ISWYDT

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 18, 2019 08:23 PM (ycrEM)

345 A bracing, original piece from Jonah Goldberg! Bravo, my good man! The Assness chair is in good hands!

Posted by: JV Last at January 18, 2019 08:23 PM (DuAZ5)

346 How about everyone sign onto the NRO comments for the article and write, "Nice idea. However, it sounds better in the original Ewok..."?
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 18, 2019 08:23 PM (SgjGX)

A raid, huh? Nice idea, but it sounds better in the original ewok.

Posted by: ghost of kari at January 18, 2019 08:23 PM (8IQhD)

347 Jonah Goldberg's insightful and original Trump-Wall-As-McGuffin piece was a must-read revelation that may save your very soul!

Posted by: Steve Hayes at January 18, 2019 08:23 PM (DuAZ5)

348 @319: "Has anyone commented on the NRO link calling Jonah out, or are they deleting the Morons' replies?"

I assume NRO's comment section is almost as lively as HotAir's.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 18, 2019 08:22 PM (I/iGu)

I thought they eliminated their comment section or they limited it such a way it is the amen chorus and nothing else.

Posted by: WOPR at January 18, 2019 08:24 PM (J70i0)

349 If Jonah puts out a 'Food Thread' tomorrow then it's

Book Em Danno time.

Or the rack. I like the rack.

Posted by: Voter theater. at January 18, 2019 08:24 PM (FUJZT)

350 Jonah Goldberg's amazing and original invoking of the concept of McGuffin was nothing less than a mindbending Intellectual Dreamquest revealed by Primordial Sex Spirits!

If there was anything I would quibble with, it would be Jonah's failure to see the size of Trump's Wall as also a metaphor for the humongous knockers of the woman he fooled around with ten years ago!

An encounter with gigantic jugs is certainly at the very least an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor!

Posted by: David French at January 18, 2019 08:24 PM (DuAZ5)

351 Sic 'em. Put them out of business.

Posted by: ErikInTexas at January 18, 2019 08:24 PM (FH4Qi)

352 QUOTE:
About three years ago, the eponymous "Ace" from the legendary Ace of Spades HQ blog wrote a brilliant little essay on "The MacGuffinization of American politics."
Jonah Goldberg on NRO, May 6, 2016"

Wow. There's no way this dirtbag can deny it now.
Posted by: IrishEi at January 18, 2019 08:18 PM (NtglE)

++++++
Heh, heh. I sense there will be a large amount of Val-U-Rite vodka purchased in the near future for a celebratory post lawsuit settlement party!!

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at January 18, 2019 08:24 PM (2sCft)

353 Go after him, Ace.

Posted by: Mike in the Hinterlands at January 18, 2019 08:24 PM (hkqrX)

354 >>>Just this morning, CNN and MSDNC were absolutely certain PDT's days were numbered. They were "concerned" and giddy at the same time.



Hewitt was all over it, too, claiming it could be the end for Trump. Christ, that assclown was right at home at MSNBC.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 18, 2019 08:24 PM (Agn5J)

355 Btw, Cobbler > Pie > Cake > Brownies

Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 18, 2019 08:24 PM (ycrEM)

356 Damn, I attribute ace sayings to ace all the time in
my daily life. I think that's part of what gives my wife her "I'm
tolerating you" look.

Posted by: ghost of kari at January 18, 2019 08:23 PM (8IQhD)

Yeah, I got the wife to start reading here by doing the same. She only reads the content, though.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 18, 2019 08:24 PM (t6MX/)

357 325 I hope PDT announcement tomorrow is he is deporting Pelosu. Lol
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 18, 2019 08:21 PM (Y+V3r)


In that case he should have let her go to Afghanistan and then cancelled her plane home.

Posted by: rickl at January 18, 2019 08:24 PM (sdi6R)

358 >>>Though it's bullsh*t that Goldberg didn't acknowledge him, in all honesty I've used many of his iconic posts in my own daily conversations with people and much of what gets discussed here works it's way into my lexicon.


you also didn't sell it for syndication in many different newspapers through the Tribune group. Which is what Jonah seems to be doing.

Posted by: ace at January 18, 2019 08:25 PM (PbpT7)

359 314
This deserves a flaming sports coat with elbow patches.



Posted by: Avenger at January 18, 2019 08:20 PM (70ScF)


=======


Heh. On a flaming cruise ship.

Posted by: ShainS at January 18, 2019 08:25 PM (WqPYg)

360 Napoleon > Cobbler > Pie > Cake > Brownies

Posted by: runner at January 18, 2019 08:25 PM (bUjCl)

361 >>I sense there will be a large amount of Val-U-Rite vodka purchased in the near future for a celebratory post lawsuit settlement party!!



Hookers and Blow - Ace is buying!

Posted by: garrett at January 18, 2019 08:25 PM (3iQ1J)

362 Lindsey in Ankara, hanging out with the caliph.


2 questions


Part of American/Trumpian dualist confrontation/charm offensive?


More stupid judgement from Lindsey, who seems to have achieved Obama-esque levels of inverted reasoning in his approach to the Turkey-Gulf Arab/Jordan/Egypt/US rift?


Commercial air, or milair?


OK 3 questions.


And must've been commercial. Believe military support to CODELS, in general, shut down during the, um, "shut-down".

Posted by: rhomboid at January 18, 2019 08:25 PM (QDnY+)

363 Drudge sucks dick.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 18, 2019 08:22 PM (vk99r)

Maybe Sooth is Jonah. All real morons know you say '... by choice.'

Or is that the kind of accusation only Jonah would make?

Wheels within wheels.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 18, 2019 08:25 PM (RWvXE)

364 @348: "I thought they eliminated their comment section or they limited it such a way it is the amen chorus and nothing else."

It's still there, but judging by the timestamps, I assume all comments require moderator approval.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 18, 2019 08:25 PM (I/iGu)

365
Yeah, Brownies are NOT a good "standalone" dessert.

Brownies MUST "go with" something, such as ice cream.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 18, 2019 08:25 PM (vk99r)

366 328
>>I didn't realize Kaboom was real until this here thread.

"Look at the 1%er."

-Posted by: JackStraw at January 18, 2019 08:20 PM (/tuJf)



Damnable Honeycomb Kids and their treehouses.

Posted by: Slapweasel at January 18, 2019 08:21 PM (Ckg4U)

That neighbor envy, the "Keeping up with the Joneses", is not good.

Those effing Honeycomb Kids got TV commercials, and their store was never out of stock of their favorite cereal.

The Kaboom! kids, on the other hand.......................

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 18, 2019 08:25 PM (sy5kK)

367 >>you also didn't sell it for syndication in many different newspapers through the Tribune group. Which is what Jonah seems to be doing.


Well. If we're all coming clean here...

Ace - I have been selling maps to your home for about 3 years now.

Posted by: garrett at January 18, 2019 08:26 PM (3iQ1J)

368 I think you guys are being a bit hard on Jonah. Don't make me use the banmallet on you.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg's Brown Dildo at January 18, 2019 08:26 PM (t6MX/)

369 Here's the Kaboom commercial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xwu4LnrklJc

It's like something they tormented Patrick McGoohan with in The Prisoner.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 18, 2019 08:26 PM (kQs4Y)

370 258 I am pretty sure Jonah even does a podcast.

Never listened to it to hear if he has an unhealthy fixation on Bradley Cooper.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 18, 2019 08:12 PM (RWvXE)


At Richochet, mixed in with a few good ones, there are a gazillion podcasts by NRO dorks. It seems as if every one of them is on three of them.

While I don't recommend listening to them, I do like to look at the comments. Today I saw one of Jay and Mona interviewing - and you won't believe how original this idea was - Max Boot. He's described as "this honest man."

They got roasted.

(BTW, long before 2016 I was unable to listen to Mona because she has terminal NPR voice, and uptalks constantly.)

Posted by: Eeyore at January 18, 2019 08:26 PM (VaN/j)

371 'I think something Jonah Goldberg wrote led me to the HQ.'

All roads lead to Ace. Most just drive on by.

Posted by: freaked at January 18, 2019 08:26 PM (UdKB7)

372
The truth is, ace is an epic writer and amazingly insightful at drawing seemingly disparate parallels in life to politics.

Though it's bullsh*t that Goldberg didn't acknowledge him, in all honesty I've used many of his iconic posts in my own daily conversations with people and much of what gets discussed here works it's way into my lexicon.

The difference is I'm not getting paid and don't claim to be the originator of these thoughts.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 18, 2019 08:18 PM (xRy5Q)







Hell, I do the same thing in normal conversation. Teh Ewok originally gave Jonah the Extemporaneous Speech Exception for using the MacGuffin thing a couple of times, before the written theft came out. So I wouldn't worry too much about it.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 18, 2019 08:26 PM (eXA4G)

373
Will the real Jonah Cuckberg please stand up.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 18, 2019 08:26 PM (vk99r)

374 >>>I like the rack.



But enough about Shapiro's sister.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 18, 2019 08:26 PM (Agn5J)

375 I hope PDT announcement tomorrow is he is deporting Pelosu. Lol
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 18, 2019 08:21 PM (Y+V3r)

Since the Dems are open borders, doesn't that mean sending Pelosi to Senegal with a one way ticket is the equivalent of shipping her to Texas?

Posted by: WOPR at January 18, 2019 08:26 PM (J70i0)

376 Yeah, I got the wife to start reading here by doing the same. She only reads the content, though.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 18, 2019 08:24 PM (t6MX/)

I keep sending her a link to the gardening thread every week and she keeps not giving a shit.

I mean my wife, not yours.

Posted by: ghost of kari at January 18, 2019 08:26 PM (8IQhD)

377 Jonah might comment here and that any one of you could in fact be Jonah Goldberg.
Posted by: kraken at January 18, 2019 08:02 PM


Excellent. Very excellent.

Posted by: Miklos, dezinformatsiya trainee at January 18, 2019 08:27 PM (zCyNd)

378 In his most recent podcast, he talked about the MacGuffin thing and specifically credited Ace. I know he has done this in the past as well, and every time he does he makes a point of saying something like "Ace, who, let's just say, is no longer a fan of mine"

So, I don't think you can say he is actively trying to hide the attribution or steal anything here. He has attributed the idea several times.

It may be fair to say he should have provided attribution in his published column, although I suppose part of that is space considerations. But it is not fair to say he is trying to steal the idea and hide it from everybody where it came from originally. Not when publicly announced he originally got it from Ace like last week.

Posted by: Bill at January 18, 2019 08:27 PM (x6yXG)

379 Hookers and Blow - Ace is buying!
Posted by: garrett at January 18, 2019 08:25 PM (3iQ1J)


Then he'll waste the rest of the money.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 18, 2019 08:27 PM (T71PA)

380 Cobbler is pie for the love of Pete.

Posted by: eleven at January 18, 2019 08:27 PM (NLLmE)

381 >>>371 'I think something Jonah Goldberg wrote led me to the HQ.'


yes he linked the D&D guide to democrat candidates

Posted by: ace at January 18, 2019 08:27 PM (PbpT7)

382 Cobbler is pie for the love of Pete.



it is

Posted by: runner at January 18, 2019 08:27 PM (bUjCl)

383 >>>In his most recent podcast, he talked about the MacGuffin thing and specifically credited Ace. I know he has done this in the past as well, and every time he does he makes a point of saying something like "Ace, who, let's just say, is no longer a fan of mine"

So, I don't think you can say he is actively trying to hide the attribution or steal anything here. He has attributed the idea several times.

...

well, it's not in the article he wrote.

Posted by: ace at January 18, 2019 08:28 PM (PbpT7)

384
If Jonah puts out a 'Food Thread' tomorrow then it's



Book Em Danno time.



When he puts out a punk monkey thread, then it's war.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 18, 2019 08:28 PM (ptqGC)

385
you also didn't sell it for syndication in many different newspapers through the Tribune group. Which is what Jonah seems to be doing.

Posted by: ace at January 18, 2019 08:25 PM (PbpT7)


.....

I sincerely hope you get paid handsomely on this.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 18, 2019 08:28 PM (xRy5Q)

386 Plagiarists belong in the 8th circle of Hell.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 18, 2019 08:28 PM (BJlbN)

387 if someone reads the article, is the reader going to think it's jonah's idea or mine?

Posted by: ace at January 18, 2019 08:28 PM (PbpT7)

388 Yup, and worse, plenty of Twitter trolls are now
suggesting that "breaking the dossier story" is proof that sometimes
they "get the big stories right" and no one should be jumping to the
conclusion that this new Cohen story is wrong.

Posted by: Walter Freeman
-----
Walt's plagiarizing me from Insty's!

Leftie tweeters are saying FuzzBeed "broke the story" on the (phoney) dossier and that gives them legitimacy on this breaking news too!!1!!

They really are nuts.

http://disq.us/p/1yznvxh

Walter

Posted by: andycanuck at January 18, 2019 08:28 PM (Evws/)

389 commercial: KABOOM cereal (1969)

on youtube

While you're at it, check out this gem from 1962:

The Rolling Stones - "Rice Krispies TV Commercial"

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at January 18, 2019 08:28 PM (zmIJL)

390 Hookers and Blow - Ace is buying!
Posted by: garrett at January 18, 2019 08:25 PM (3iQ1J)

What's my cut of the damages for rooting for ace to sue and win here in the comment section? Don't fucking say ampersands.

Posted by: ghost of kari at January 18, 2019 08:28 PM (8IQhD)

391 I mean my wife, not yours.

Posted by: ghost of kari at January 18, 2019 08:26 PM (8IQhD)

So which one of you cocksuckers is it, then?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 18, 2019 08:28 PM (t6MX/)

392 DRUDGE not even acknowledging the Mueller story calling buzzfeed article not accurate.



Even Yahoo has the Reuters' story on its front page


Mueller's office disputes Buzzfeed story on Michael Cohen

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 18, 2019 08:29 PM (SiINZ)

393 There is real animosity here and I wonder how it all started. Were they in Hef's Grotto and accidentally touched each other's dicks?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 18, 2019 08:29 PM (kQs4Y)

394 I think you guys are being a bit hard on Jonah. Don't make me use the banmallet on you.


Posted by: Jonah Goldberg's Brown Dildo at January 18, 2019 08:26 PM (t6MX/)


Dang, we're getting naked fat couch guy on Monday for sure now.

Posted by: Some Jackass at January 18, 2019 08:29 PM (9gHOW)

395 >>if someone reads the article, is the reader going to think it's jonah's idea or mine?


I always assumed you stole it from someone else.

I mean, that's how this all works right?

Posted by: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant at January 18, 2019 08:29 PM (3iQ1J)

396
if someone reads the article, is the reader going to think it's jonah's idea or mine?

Posted by: ace at January 18, 2019 08:28 PM (PbpT7)


They'll think it's that cuck, Jonah's, of course.

FINISH HIM, Ace.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 18, 2019 08:29 PM (ptqGC)

397 Start a gofundme:

Whale on Jonah! goal: 100,000 quatloos.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 18, 2019 08:29 PM (GCTKq)

398 it is
Posted by: runner

No, it's 3.1416

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 18, 2019 08:29 PM (LOq4H)

399 Here's the Kaboom commercial:


That was disturbing.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 18, 2019 08:29 PM (fuK7c)

400 Brownies MUST "go with" something, such as ice cream.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 18, 2019 08:25 PM (vk99r)


Ahem, dear boy!

Posted by: Alice B. Toklas at January 18, 2019 08:29 PM (f3oO4)

401 397 Start a gofundme:

Whale on Jonah! goal: 100,000 quatloos.
Posted by: jakee308 at January 18, 2019 08:29 PM (GCTKq)


ISWYDT.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 18, 2019 08:29 PM (/9p9e)

402 Here's the Kaboom commercial:


Originally aired two days before the Tet Offensive.

The bastards, they knew.

Posted by: Miklos, surfing better than Charlie at January 18, 2019 08:29 PM (zCyNd)

403 Cobbler is pie for the love of Pete.

.....

Ever enjoy a slice of cobbler. No?

Because cobbler ain't pie. That's why.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 18, 2019 08:29 PM (xRy5Q)

404 Well, how is NRO going to get out of this one?

Looks like they will have to organize a fundraising cruise to pay the legal bills.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at January 18, 2019 08:29 PM (IfYaq)

405 >>>I like the rack.

But enough about Shapiro's sister.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 18, 2019 08:26 PM (Agn5J)

++++
I knew you Morons wouldn't let me down!! Gawd, how I love this place!

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at January 18, 2019 08:30 PM (2sCft)

406 well, it's not in the article he wrote.
Posted by: ace at January 18, 2019 08:28 PM (PbpT7)

Would you settle if he offers to settle? Have you ever been involved in a dispute like this before?

If you win 6+ figures will you leave us?

Posted by: ghost of kari at January 18, 2019 08:30 PM (8IQhD)

407 355 Btw, Cobbler > Pie > Cake > Brownies
Posted by: Grump928(C) at January 18, 2019 08:24 PM (ycrEM)

Objection! Key Lime does not work as a cobbler.

Nor cheese cake.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 18, 2019 08:30 PM (RWvXE)

408 Leftie tweeters are saying FuzzBeed "broke the story" on the (phoney) dossier and that gives them legitimacy on this breaking news too!!1!!

They really are nuts.
http://disq.us/p/1yznvxh

Walter
Posted by: andycanuck

Isn't Buzzfeed the same site that publishes articles like "What Your Rimjobbing Technique Says About You"? When did they get credibility?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at January 18, 2019 08:30 PM (rMLhD)

409 The Kaboom! kids, on the other hand.......................
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 18, 2019 08:25 PM (sy5kK)

You have to have a tree to have a treehouse. The shattered concrete, glass, and stone yard bespoke the despair of any the hope of a treehouse.

Posted by: WOPR at January 18, 2019 08:30 PM (J70i0)

410 Cobbler is NOT a pie.

Posted by: garrett at January 18, 2019 08:30 PM (3iQ1J)

411 369 Here's the Kaboom commercial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xwu4LnrklJc

It's like something they tormented Patrick McGoohan with in The Prisoner.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes


Hah. It's real and it's magnificent.

Posted by: eleven at January 18, 2019 08:30 PM (NLLmE)

412 if someone reads the article, is the reader going to think it's jonah's idea or mine?

=
according to that most informed source (wiki) plagiarism is a misdemeanor, even a felony

Posted by: runner at January 18, 2019 08:31 PM (bUjCl)

413 I remember once when some guy named Dave from Texas told me nobody read this page. Yeah...

Posted by: Dick at January 18, 2019 08:31 PM (SRarZ)

414 In the same vain, I had something weird just happen. At lunch time I noticed a Ben Shapiro Tweet expressing his concern about the Buzzfeed "scoop". Something seemed familiar about it, sure enough Ben just took two Tweets from Allahpundit and David French, combined them and passed them off as his own thoughts. I replied quoting the two Tweets and commenting that Ben can't even come up with an original thought anymore, he's just a NeverTrump parrot.


Donald Jr. retweeted me about an hour ago. I don't think I ever had more then 20 likes on a Tweet before, now every time I look I have 20 more notifications/likes.

Posted by: lowandslow at January 18, 2019 08:31 PM (4thlk)

415 When my wife is doing a gang bang, or as the kids call it "pulling train", I like to skype with my bros and mutually masturbate. There is just something deeply heterosexual jacking off with all of your best "true conservatives" friends. Even better is our virtual cuddling we do after dropping a load into our favorite socks by talking about comic book movies on twitter.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 18, 2019 08:31 PM (pw+jk)

416 Hookers and Blow - Ace is buying!
Posted by: garrett at January 18, 2019 08:25 PM (3iQ1J)

What's my cut of the damages for rooting for ace to sue and win here in the comment section? Don't fucking say ampersands.

Posted by: ghost of kari at January 18, 2019 08:28 PM (8IQhD0


the post award MoMee is gonna be awesome!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 18, 2019 08:31 PM (f3oO4)

417

Crust + Filling = 3.14

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 18, 2019 08:31 PM (vk99r)

418 Ha! "This commercial only aired on poor people's TV's"

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 18, 2019 08:31 PM (kQs4Y)

419 Yup, and worse, plenty of Twitter trolls are now
suggesting that "breaking the dossier story" is proof that sometimes they "get the big stories right" and no one should be jumping to the conclusion that this new Cohen story is wrong.
Posted by: Walter Freeman

What is it about Mueller's office issuing a flat-out "this new Cohen story is wrong" that these people don't understand?

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at January 18, 2019 08:32 PM (zmIJL)

420 >>Cobbler is pie for the love of Pete.


If you fuck a Cobbler, you are gay.

A pie. Not so much.

Posted by: garrett at January 18, 2019 08:32 PM (3iQ1J)

421

Honey you won't believe it. I found a baby that looks just like you. And me!

Posted by: Joanie Goldbug at January 18, 2019 08:32 PM (aKsyK)

422 Goldberg has become a MacNuthin.

Posted by: davidt at January 18, 2019 08:32 PM (jGvbj)

423

Now I'm craving COOKIE PUSS.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 18, 2019 08:32 PM (vk99r)

424 Posted by: Eeyore at January 18, 2019 08:26 PM (VaN/j)

I always liked Lileks stuff. His non-political one was spotty as hell at Ricochet. Enough that I have not checked in months if there has been a new one.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 18, 2019 08:32 PM (RWvXE)

425 Napoleon > Cobbler > Pie > Cake > Brownies
Posted by: runner at January 18, 2019 08:25 PM

Waterloo > Napoleon > Cobbler > Pie > Cake > Brownies

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 18, 2019 08:32 PM (eiG+i)

426 @388: "Walt's plagiarizing me from Insty's!"

*sends andycanuck's lawyers a handcrafted NRO cruise ship model in a bottle*

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 18, 2019 08:32 PM (I/iGu)

427 My name is, my name is, My name is Fat jonah.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 18, 2019 08:33 PM (GCTKq)

428 Objection! Key Lime does not work as a cobbler.

Nor cheese cake.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 18, 2019 08:30 PM (RWvXE)

++++
You one of those that prefer beefcake to the cheese cake? IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at January 18, 2019 08:33 PM (2sCft)

429 I think the Kaboom commercial was up on a ONT a long time ago

Posted by: Skip at January 18, 2019 08:33 PM (/rm4P)

430 Ha! "This commercial only aired on poor people's TV's"
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 18, 2019 08:31 PM (kQs4Y)


Dark, Oatey, Freedom

Posted by: hogmartin at January 18, 2019 08:33 PM (t+qrx)

431 415 When my wife is doing a gang bang, or as the kids call it "pulling train", I like to skype with my bros and mutually masturbate. There is just something deeply heterosexual jacking off with all of your best "true conservatives" friends. Even better is our virtual cuddling we do after dropping a load into our favorite socks by talking about comic book movies on twitter.
Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 18, 2019 08:31 PM (pw+jk)

I thought this one was about little toy soldiers and Harry Reid?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 18, 2019 08:33 PM (RWvXE)

432 369 Here's the Kaboom commercial:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xwu4LnrklJc



It's like something they tormented Patrick McGoohan with in The Prisoner.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes



Good Lord. It's like what I imagine an acid trip would be like.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 18, 2019 08:33 PM (ptqGC)

433 Now I'm craving COOKIE PUSS.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 18, 2019 08:32 PM


Go with parsley. Healthier.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 18, 2019 08:33 PM (eiG+i)

434 Dancing Queen >Waterloo > Napoleon > Cobbler > Pie > Cake > Brownies

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 18, 2019 08:33 PM (r+sAi)

435 @393: "Were they in Hef's Grotto and accidentally touched each other's dicks?"

Maybe they spent time together in a Turkish prison?

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 18, 2019 08:33 PM (I/iGu)

436 Ace:

Is is okay if we call him out on Twitter?

Posted by: IrishEi at January 18, 2019 08:33 PM (NtglE)

437 >>Ha! "This commercial only aired on poor people's TV's"

You had a TV?

Posted by: JackStraw at January 18, 2019 08:33 PM (/tuJf)

438 >>Now I'm craving COOKIE PUSS.


Fudgie the Whale > Cookie Puss

Posted by: garrett at January 18, 2019 08:34 PM (3iQ1J)

439 Next up, Ace can create an original Star Wars video, and ask Disney if it's ok to post on YooTube

Posted by: Hands at January 18, 2019 08:34 PM (786Ro)

440

No, it's 3.1416

===



"A pie is a baked dish which is usually made of a pastry dough casing that covers or completely contains a filling of various sweet or savoury ingredients. Pies are defined by their crusts. A filled pie, has pastry lining the baking dish, and the filling is placed on top of the pastry but left open. A top-crust pie has the filling in the bottom of the dish and is covered with a pastry or other covering before baking. A two-crust pie has the filling completely enclosed in the pastry shell."

Posted by: runner at January 18, 2019 08:34 PM (bUjCl)

441 Now I'm craving COOKIE PUSS.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 18, 2019 08:32 PM (vk99r)

Fudgie the Whale!

Those commercials were so cheesy I thought they were a local business growing up. Had no idea it was a national chain.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 18, 2019 08:34 PM (kQs4Y)

442 on youtube

While you're at it, check out this gem from 1962:

The Rolling Stones - "Rice Krispies TV Commercial"

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at January 18, 2019 08:28 PM (zmIJL)


======



LMAO. They SOLD OUT in 1962!!!

Posted by: ShainS at January 18, 2019 08:34 PM (WqPYg)

443 378
In his most recent podcast, he talked about the MacGuffin thing and
specifically credited Ace. I know he has done this in the past as well,
and every time he does he makes a point of saying something like "Ace,
who, let's just say, is no longer a fan of mine"



So, I don't think you can say he is actively trying to hide the
attribution or steal anything here. He has attributed the idea several
times.



Just says "Ace?"

That's NOT an acknowledgment.


"Web site Ace of Spades", or "Ace at ace.mu.nu" is acknowledgment.



Just saying "Ace" is like blowing smoke up your azz and calling it a wedding proposal. Nope.



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 18, 2019 08:34 PM (sy5kK)

444 Ace, if you need character references, let us know a couple days in advance so we can sober up and try to find our pants.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 18, 2019 08:34 PM (LWu6U)

445 Go for the throat, Ace!

Posted by: Lynne at January 18, 2019 08:34 PM (svzd6)

446 In the same vain, I had something weird just happen. At lunch time I noticed a Ben Shapiro Tweet expressing his concern about the Buzzfeed "scoop". Something seemed familiar about it, sure enough Ben just took two Tweets from Allahpundit and David French, combined them and passed them off as his own thoughts. I replied quoting the two Tweets and commenting that Ben can't even come up with an original thought anymore, he's just a NeverTrump parrot.


Donald Jr. retweeted me about an hour ago. I don't think I ever had more then 20 likes on a Tweet before, now every time I look I have 20 more notifications/likes.
Posted by: lowandslow at January 18, 2019 08:31 PM (4thlk)

Link to tweet?

Posted by: WOPR at January 18, 2019 08:35 PM (J70i0)

447 Next up, Ace can create an original Star Wars video, and ask Disney if it's ok to post on YooTube
Posted by: Hands at January 18, 2019 08:34 PM (786Ro)

More like just mention in passing that he thinks he saw a Disney movie about space.

Posted by: ghost of kari at January 18, 2019 08:35 PM (8IQhD)

448
I always liked Lileks stuff.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop


I got a lot of laughs out of the comic book covers.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 18, 2019 08:35 PM (aKsyK)

449 Go for the throat, Ace!


Posted by: Lynne at January 18, 2019 08:34 PM (svzd6)


Sweep the leg!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 18, 2019 08:35 PM (ptqGC)

450 The Kaboom! kids, on the other hand.......................
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 18, 2019 08:25 PM (sy5kK)

You have to have a tree to have a treehouse. The shattered concrete, glass, and stone yard bespoke the despair of any the hope of a treehouse.
Posted by: WOPR at January 18, 2019 08:30 PM (J70i0)
+++++
Yeah, your Kaboom! kids yard looked like those pictures of WWI no-mans land after years of trench warfare, where if there were any trees left, they had no leave and very little branches, and there was barbed wire and bodies in various states of decomposition. Brings back pleasant memories....

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at January 18, 2019 08:35 PM (2sCft)

451 I watched the Kaboom commercial.
Now I'm psychotic. Thanks a lot Horde!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2019 08:35 PM (miE9U)

452 >>Go for the throat, Ace!


She means relax the throat.

Posted by: Shep Smith at January 18, 2019 08:35 PM (3iQ1J)

453 Good Lord. It's like what I imagine an acid trip would be like.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 18, 2019 08:33 PM (ptqGC)
---
No, my acid trips usually had the Lucky Charms Leprechaun or Count Chocula.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 18, 2019 08:36 PM (kQs4Y)

454 I like the cut of Jonah Goldberg's jib.

I bet he is a real paste connoisseur. I wonder what is in his cellar.

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 18, 2019 08:36 PM (pw+jk)

455 @407: "Objection! Key Lime does not work as a cobbler."

Godiva key lime truffles are pretty swell though.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 18, 2019 08:36 PM (I/iGu)

456 Sweep the leg!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 18, 2019 08:35 PM

Damn it, Jane! Beat me to the punch.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 18, 2019 08:36 PM (eiG+i)

457 Well, look at that. MUELLAR says the Buzzfeed perjury bullshit is BULLSHIT.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 18, 2019 08:36 PM (IGLAk)

458 Parfait > Pie > Cobbler > Brownie

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at January 18, 2019 08:36 PM (bML9A)

459 >>>Now I'm craving COOKIE PUSS.



But enough about the NeverTrumpers.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 18, 2019 08:36 PM (Agn5J)

460 "A pie is a baked dish which is usually made of a pastry dough casing that covers or completely contains a filling of various sweet or savoury ingredients. Pies are defined by their crusts. A filled pie, has pastry lining the baking dish, and the filling is placed on top of the pastry but left open. A top-crust pie has the filling in the bottom of the dish and is covered with a pastry or other covering before baking. A two-crust pie has the filling completely enclosed in the pastry shell."
Posted by: runner

Why bother with school, when one has the Horde.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 18, 2019 08:36 PM (LOq4H)

461 Time for my Friday night whiskey.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 18, 2019 08:37 PM (r+sAi)

462 Go for the throat, Ace!


Posted by: Lynne at January 18, 2019 08:34 PM (svzd6)

Sweep the leg!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 18, 2019 08:35 PM (ptqGC)

solar plexus strike !


Posted by: runner at January 18, 2019 08:37 PM (bUjCl)

463 Whatever happened to Steve Hayes? Is he still wandering aimlessly around Spain?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 18, 2019 08:37 PM (ptqGC)

464 You one of those that prefer beefcake to the cheese cake? IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at January 18, 2019 08:33 PM (2sCft)

FACT CHECK

The ancient Romans did not have cheesecake in the modern sense, although Philadelphia was known.

Any scenes showing Roman gladiators eating cheesecake are therefore inaccurate modern recreations. Seriously Hot modern recreations.

Posted by: Miklos, NRO classicist at January 18, 2019 08:37 PM (zCyNd)

465 Begun, the baked dessert wars have.

Posted by: Hands at January 18, 2019 08:37 PM (786Ro)

466 A crack IT person could check for page views from nationalreview ip addresses. If they are surfing your site from the office.

Posted by: Uncle Si at January 18, 2019 08:37 PM (Je5yd)

467 Couldn't figure out if that NR rip off had a comment section, maybe a few complaints but not really sure the best course
Good night horde

Posted by: Skip at January 18, 2019 08:37 PM (/rm4P)

468 419
Yup, and worse, plenty of Twitter trolls are now

suggesting that "breaking the dossier story" is proof that sometimes
they "get the big stories right" and no one should be jumping to the
conclusion that this new Cohen story is wrong.

Posted by: Walter Freeman



What is it about Mueller's office issuing a flat-out "this new Cohen story is wrong" that these people don't understand?

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at January 18, 2019 08:32 PM (zmIJL)

The writers at CNN and MSNBC have gone home for the weekend, so the message can't be altered or changed until Monday morning.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 18, 2019 08:37 PM (sy5kK)

469 Posted by: lowandslow at January 18, 2019 08:31 PM (4thlk)

=====

Nice.

Posted by: ShainS at January 18, 2019 08:38 PM (WqPYg)

470 Go for the throat, Ace!


Posted by: Lynne at January 18, 2019 08:34 PM (svzd6)

Sweep the leg!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 18, 2019 08:35 PM (ptqGC)

solar plexus strike !


Posted by: runner at January 18, 2019 08:37 PM

=========


The Rush Limbaugh death grip!

Posted by: Chris Matthspews at January 18, 2019 08:38 PM (786Ro)

471 Parfait > Pie > Cobbler > Brownie
Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at January 18, 2019 08:36 PM


Everybody likes parfait!

Posted by: Donkey at January 18, 2019 08:38 PM (eiG+i)

472 420 >>Cobbler is pie for the love of Pete.


If you fuck a Cobbler, you are gay.

A pie. Not so much.

Posted by: garrett at January 18, 2019 08:32 PM (3iQ1J)



Jason Biggs is pretty faggy though.

Posted by: buzzion at January 18, 2019 08:38 PM (cAnNx)

473 When we're all the macguffin ... nobody is.

Posted by: Danny Davis at January 18, 2019 08:38 PM (LDPsY)

474 watched the Kaboom commercial.
Now I'm psychotic. Thanks a lot Horde!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 18, 2019 08:35 PM (miE9U)


And caused me to spazz! Again! OOOOO

Posted by: Kurt Eichenwald at January 18, 2019 08:38 PM (zCyNd)

475 Hookers and Blow - Ace is buying!


Posted by: garrett at January 18, 2019 08:25 PM


Forget the hookers. They'll expect some of the coke.

Posted by: otho at January 18, 2019 08:38 PM (LkFnL)

476 382 Cobbler is pie for the love of Pete.



it is
Posted by: runner at January 18, 2019 08:27 PM (bUjCl)


I have verification. Y'all talk to the hand.

Posted by: eleven at January 18, 2019 08:39 PM (NLLmE)

477 444 Ace, if you need character references, let us know a couple days in advance so we can sober up and try to find our pants.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest

Threadwinner

Posted by: Uncle Si at January 18, 2019 08:39 PM (Je5yd)

478
Well, look at that. MUELLAR says the Buzzfeed perjury bullshit is BULLSHIT.





Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 18, 2019 08:36 PM (IGLAk)


When you've got that bastard calling "bullshit" on Buzzfeed, that's kind of something.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 18, 2019 08:39 PM (ptqGC)

479 Posted by: Joe Biden at January 18, 2019 08:36 PM (pw+jk)

60 year old Elmer's

Posted by: jakee308 at January 18, 2019 08:39 PM (GCTKq)

480 A crack IT person could check for page views from nationalreview ip addresses. If they are surfing your site from the office.
Posted by: Uncle Si at January 18, 2019 08:37 PM (Je5yd)

We'll get the hamsters right on that.

Posted by: ghost of kari at January 18, 2019 08:39 PM (8IQhD)

481 I don't think you can just log in and comment at NRO. I believe they limit it only to subscribers.

I'll still read some stuff there. Sowell, VDH, O'Sullivan. Sometimes McCarthy.

Posted by: Eeyore at January 18, 2019 08:39 PM (VaN/j)

482 I've always considered plagiarism a most despicable act. I hope you gain satisfaction.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at January 18, 2019 08:39 PM (H8QX8)

483 415 When my wife is doing a gang bang, or as the kids call it "pulling train", I like to skype with my bros and mutually masturbate. There is just something deeply heterosexual jacking off with all of your best "true conservatives" friends. Even better is our virtual cuddling we do after dropping a load into our favorite socks by talking about comic book movies on twitter.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 18, 2019 08:31 PM (pw+jk)


======

But the thrill we've never known

Is the thrill that'll getcha

When you get your picture

On the cover of the next BateWorld.

Posted by: ShainS at January 18, 2019 08:39 PM (WqPYg)

484
A crack IT person could check for page views from nationalreview ip addresses. If they are surfing your site from the office.
Posted by: Uncle Si at January 18, 2019 08:37 PM (Je5yd)









Pixy's IT Hamster Local 358 doesn't do IP tracking, it's not in their contract.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 18, 2019 08:40 PM (eXA4G)

485 What a week it was...

And ace comes out on top.

Wowza!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 18, 2019 08:40 PM (6qErC)

486 Forget the hookers. They'll expect some of the coke.
Posted by: otho at January 18, 2019 08:38 PM (LkFnL)
+++
So, First - the coke, then the hookers.

Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at January 18, 2019 08:40 PM (2sCft)

487 @419: "What is it about Mueller's office issuing a flat-out "this new Cohen story is wrong" that these people don't understand?"

Twitter legalese experts are worse than cable news body language experts.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 18, 2019 08:40 PM (I/iGu)

488 But the thrill we've never known

Is the thrill that'll getcha
Posted by: ShainS at January 18, 2019 08:39 PM (WqPYg)


I thought it was the rhythm that was gonna getcha.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 18, 2019 08:40 PM (t6MX/)

489 I don't think you can just log in and comment at NRO. I believe they limit it only to subscribers.
Posted by: Eeyore



And those annointed with oil by David French.

Posted by: Hands at January 18, 2019 08:41 PM (786Ro)

490 It is sad the the media people that I once respected have shown themselves to be such assholes since Trump was elected. I have since learned (a) do not trust anyone, particularly those that you do not personally know well (Ace, we need to go fishing), and (b) as learned from Victor Davis Hanson, the Human Condition will always remain unchanged.

Posted by: Radar at January 18, 2019 08:41 PM (j3rGv)

491 "The Legendary Ace of Spades HQ blog..."

Posted by: davidt at January 18, 2019 08:41 PM (jGvbj)

492 I wonder if Rush will mention this when he's back? He should. Lord knows he's gotten enough material from this blog.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 18, 2019 08:41 PM (ptqGC)

493 Jonah Stolberg is running for POTUS in 2020, taking Biden's spot.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 18, 2019 08:41 PM (Agn5J)

494 So, First - the coke, then the hookers.
Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at January 18, 2019 08:40 PM (2sCft)


Well yeah, that's the Emily Post answer.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 18, 2019 08:41 PM (t+qrx)

495 And those annointed with oil by David French.

Posted by: Hands at January 18, 2019 08:41 PM (786Ro)

ewww

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at January 18, 2019 08:41 PM (BJlbN)

496 Cobbler is pie for the love of Pete.



If it's Masturbatin' Pete...count me out.

Posted by: Miklos, organic AND carbon based at January 18, 2019 08:42 PM (zCyNd)

497 491
"The Legendary Ace of Spades HQ blog..."


Posted by: davidt at January 18, 2019 08:41 PM (jGvbj)


NOW we're talking!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 18, 2019 08:42 PM (sy5kK)

498 And those annointed with oil by David French.
Posted by: Hands at January 18, 2019 08:41 PM (786Ro)


EEEWWW!

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 18, 2019 08:42 PM (T71PA)

499 I thought it was the rhythm that was gonna getcha. "

Not on the cover, it won't.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 18, 2019 08:42 PM (6qErC)

500
"The Legendary Ace of Spades HQ blog..."
Posted by: davidt at January 18, 2019 08:41 PM (jGvbj)


And Iiiiiii'm a part of that... I'm a paaaaart of that... I'm a paaart of that...

Posted by: ghost of kari at January 18, 2019 08:42 PM (8IQhD)

501 Leave the hookers, take the coke.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 18, 2019 08:42 PM (GCTKq)

502
"What is it about Mueller's office issuing a flat-out "this new Cohen story is wrong" that these people don't understand?"

Buzzfreak says it didn't come directly from Mueller's mouth.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 18, 2019 08:43 PM (aKsyK)

503
My local news just announced that the Buzzfeed story RE: Cohen from this morning is false. Buzzfeed has retracted the story.


I knew it.


A radio guy today was saying that it was a story they needed to distract from Trump humiliating Nancy.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 18, 2019 08:43 PM (dcu2m)

504 You one of those that prefer beefcake to the cheese cake? IYKWIMAITYD.
Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at January 18, 2019 08:33 PM (2sCft)

Cheesecake is wonderful in all it's multitudinous definitions.

https://tinyurl.com/y9phya9q (SFW, depending on your workplace)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 18, 2019 08:43 PM (RWvXE)

505 I am working on a sendup of The Apprentice that is quite quirky and entertaining.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 18, 2019 08:43 PM (3iQ1J)

506 I heard Gutfeld describe someone at CNN as a "thumb."

*buffs nails for coming up with that meme*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 18, 2019 08:43 PM (ptqGC)

507 Buzzfreak says it didn't come directly from Mueller's mouth.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 18, 2019 08:43 PM



If only Mueller knew

Posted by: Hands at January 18, 2019 08:43 PM (786Ro)

508 470 Go for the throat, Ace!


Posted by: Lynne at January 18, 2019 08:34 PM (svzd6)

Sweep the leg!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 18, 2019 08:35 PM (ptqGC)

solar plexus strike !


Posted by: runner at January 18, 2019 08:37 PM

=========


The Rush Limbaugh death grip!
Posted by: Chris Matthspews at January 18, 2019 08:38 PM (786Ro)

5 Finger Death Palm strike!

Your Wu Shu is strong!

Posted by: Don Q at January 18, 2019 08:44 PM (NgKpN)

509 Buzzfreak says it didn't come directly from Mueller's mouth. "

But Rove is going to be arrested in 24 business hours!

/ the same guy

Posted by: Anon a mouse at January 18, 2019 08:44 PM (6qErC)

510 >>>My local news just announced that the Buzzfeed story RE: Cohen from this morning is false. Buzzfeed has retracted the story.



"BuzzfeedBen" put up a tweet saying "they stand by their reporting." Just like the Steele Dossier.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 18, 2019 08:44 PM (Agn5J)

511 492
I wonder if Rush will mention this when he's back? He should. Lord knows he's gotten enough material from this blog.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 18, 2019 08:41 PM (ptqGC)

You're correct.
JJ should at least get a Rush golf shirt.

Ace gets a Rush coffee cup.

It's more than NRO would ever do.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 18, 2019 08:44 PM (sy5kK)

512 And here's the thing about cobbler, it doesn't even necessarily involve pastry at all.

Many southern cooks use a biscuit style topping on a cobbler.

In what world is that a pie?

Cobbler has been weighed, measured and found wanting.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 18, 2019 08:44 PM (xRy5Q)

513 Goldberg may steal his articles, but the credit for that physique goes right to Sara Lee.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 18, 2019 08:44 PM (dcu2m)

514 Cobbler is pie for the love of Pete.

Posted by: eleven at January 18, 2019 08:27 PM (NLLmE)



Cobblers is cockney rhyming slang for balls

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 18, 2019 08:44 PM (SiINZ)

515 Objection! Key Lime does not work as a cobbler.



Nor cheese cake.



Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 18, 2019 08:30 PM (RWvXE)

Gepetto works as a cobbler.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 18, 2019 08:44 PM (nPGq2)

516 I think there is a difference between yacking about something and publishing someone else's document as your own.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 18, 2019 08:44 PM (ePWRo)

517 Who's the bald, bullet-headed lib on TuCa's show?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 18, 2019 08:44 PM (ptqGC)

518 Liars, Quislings, and now thieves ?

Shocked, I tell youse, shocked ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 18, 2019 08:45 PM (5fNnO)

519 Finally, off for Afghanistan! I'm really tired of Brussels, this place isn't much fun and everywhere you go people are speaking English. I might as well have stayed in Washington.
I plan on shopping for afghans while I'm there (giggle) not the people, of course, only Republicans own slaves. I'm speaking of the uh, uh, blankets, yes, that's the word. Blankets. What?

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi is confused at January 18, 2019 08:45 PM (zmIJL)

520 I am working on a sendup of The Apprentice that is quite quirky and entertaining

For instance, the big boss' name is Donald... DUMP!!!
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!
Oh, I just crack myself UP sometimes!!

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 18, 2019 08:45 PM (miE9U)

521 Leave the hookers, take the coke.



==

Let us not be hasty, now.

Posted by: Capt. Travis Zettel at January 18, 2019 08:45 PM (bUjCl)

522 Ben Smith (BuzzFeed's EIC) is doubling down with a "we stand by our story and it's definitely still true if and until Mueller gets more specific about what we got wrong" defense.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 18, 2019 08:45 PM (I/iGu)

523 So, First - the coke, then the hookers.


Posted by: SteveOReno , I proudly self-identify as a Moron at January 18, 2019 08:40 PM


Right on! That's using the noggin'.

Posted by: otho at January 18, 2019 08:45 PM (LkFnL)

524 >>What a week it was...

>And ace comes out on top.



Flying Elbow from the top shelf!

Ooooh Yeeeah!

Posted by: Macho Ma'am at January 18, 2019 08:45 PM (3iQ1J)

525 83 Ace, you should just get even and steal one of Jonah's original ideas.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 18, 2019 07:53 PM (xRy5Q)


mmmm, I think I see a problem there . . .

Posted by: Iowa Bob at January 18, 2019 08:45 PM (bjCNA)

526 And Iiiiiii'm a part of that... I'm a paaaaart of that... I'm a paaart of that...
Posted by: ghost of kari a

I'm somebody now!
Things are going to happen for me!

Posted by: Navin R Goldberg at January 18, 2019 08:45 PM (rMLhD)

527 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 18, 2019 08:44 PM (xRy5Q)

That's a dumpling!

Posted by: jakee308 at January 18, 2019 08:45 PM (GCTKq)

528 Nood.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at January 18, 2019 08:45 PM (RWvXE)

529 501
Leave the hookers, take the coke.


Posted by: jakee308 at January 18, 2019 08:42 PM (GCTKq)

Somebody shot the hookers? Why?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 18, 2019 08:46 PM (sy5kK)

530 Does this mean Jonah Goldberg is Atlantic-bound?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 18, 2019 08:46 PM (EZebt)

531 If cobbler takes too much work, then you make a crumble.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 18, 2019 08:46 PM (I/iGu)

532 >>Many southern cooks use a biscuit style topping on a cobbler.

In what world is that a pie?



Those people eat grits.


Grits!

Posted by: garrett at January 18, 2019 08:46 PM (3iQ1J)

533 Cobbler is pie for lazy people who don't want to do all that icky masticating.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 18, 2019 08:46 PM (NtglE)

534 It's time to spit upon your hands and cut some tits and balls.

Posted by: Fritz at January 18, 2019 08:47 PM (wxZSX)

535 Remember, it was Buzzfeed who was largely responsible for inserting the fake Russian dossier into the news.

The whole Russian collusion crap is imploding.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 18, 2019 08:47 PM (/tuJf)

536 When did they get credibility?
-----
Exactly, not even including the one co-author who's been caught lying in print in the past.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 18, 2019 08:48 PM (Evws/)

537 Cobbler and pie are both excuses to eat as much whipped cream as you want in public without people staring at you with their judgy eyes.

Whipped cream is an excuse to get blasted out of your skull on whip-its in public.

N₂O > pie or cobbler. Quod erat demonstrandum.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 18, 2019 08:48 PM (t+qrx)

538
And over the weekend, I fully expect Jonah and the rest of the Clueless Cuck Clan to start debating cobbler vs pie.

Which is a totes original idea. Totes.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 18, 2019 08:48 PM (eXA4G)

539 >>>A radio guy today was saying that it was a story they needed to distract from Trump humiliating Nancy.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 18, 2019 08:43 PM (dcu2m)

I know, it's so fucking pathetically OBVIOUS. It's just to ease their butthurt fanbois.

Posted by: Max Power at January 18, 2019 08:49 PM (q177U)

540 Who's the bald, bullet-headed lib on TuCa's show?
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 18, 2019 08:44 PM (ptqGC)
*********
Idiot Chris Haan. He's on a lot.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 18, 2019 08:49 PM (hECVl)

541 Give credit where credit is due, the other day Jonah wrote a hilarious piece about Paul Anka.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at January 18, 2019 08:50 PM (bjCNA)

542 535 Remember, it was Buzzfeed who was largely responsible for inserting the fake Russian dossier into the news.

The whole Russian collusion crap is imploding.
Posted by: JackStraw

Well, we did have a little help.
FBI. DOJ. DNC, Hillary, McCain, you get the picture.

Posted by: Buzzfeed at January 18, 2019 08:50 PM (LOq4H)

543 Missed this earlier.

Can the night get any better?

My dick says, "please."

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at January 18, 2019 08:51 PM (iw59Q)

544 *sends andycanuck's lawyers a handcrafted NRO cruise ship model in a bottle*
------
Woohoo!

Drinks on me, boys!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 18, 2019 08:51 PM (Evws/)

545 God I love this place

Posted by: Flatville Bill at January 18, 2019 08:52 PM (k3WO2)

546 "To be, or not to be, that is the Question!"

You can read great quotes by me in my new book: "Great thoughts on my Cuck Couch".



Posted by: Viscount Jonah of Goldberg at January 18, 2019 08:53 PM (MuTTO)

547 We need Colonel Schlichter to address this problem to Stolberg.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 18, 2019 08:55 PM (Agn5J)

548 Triffle > cobbler > brownies > cake > pie.

Yeah, I know that's weird.

Posted by: cfo mom at January 18, 2019 09:03 PM (RfzVr)

549 Ace of Goldberg: "It's Different When We Plagiarize It!(tm)(tm)"

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at January 18, 2019 09:15 PM (Ndje9)

550 https://mobile.twitter.com/davereaboi/status/1086441639097389056

This thread...

Posted by: Bif at January 18, 2019 09:19 PM (KjAFR)

551 Jonah Goldberg had a woman fired 15 years ago for plagiarizing four sentences in an essay she published. Elizabeth Nickson wrote a column for Canada's National Post in those days, right up until she included his work without attribution.
Her plagiarism was incidental, in that it wasn't the whole backbone concept of her essay, while his was major. Jonah stole the idea, rewrote it a bit, and published it as his own insight. Nickson was fired and the National Post published a major correction acknowledging Goldberg's work. Everything she wrote previous to her plagiarism was scoured for other issues. None were found.


What will the Los Angeles Times do? The National Review? His book publisher? FNC?


Everyone who has published work ostensibly from Goldberg's pen will now need to determine if it is his original work. Are there other accusations? Those will nned to be reviewed with more seriousness and thoroughness.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, I'm your Huckleberry at January 18, 2019 09:48 PM (Z216Q)

552 The Mother of all "Battles of the Pissants"!

Posted by: Anna Keppa at January 18, 2019 09:55 PM (i6kKB)

553 He stole it from Ace in honor of Joe Biden.

Posted by: Your Friendly Neighborhood Witch at January 18, 2019 10:12 PM (xZjSg)

554 I've seen other definitions of MacGuffin where the MacGuffin is some insignificant object that keeps the plot in motion without itself being important. So in Dial M for Murder the key that is used to get into the apartment is the MacGuffin because it serves as both alibi and incriminating evidence without itself being what the protagonist wants.

Posted by: bjstuggggggz at January 18, 2019 10:27 PM (e44Qj)

555 And there are other definitions of MacGuffins too.

Posted by: bjstuggggggz at January 18, 2019 10:28 PM (e44Qj)

556 Buddy..

Everyone plagiarizes you.

Posted by: f wiener at January 19, 2019 12:31 AM (8xtON)

557 The way Goldberg cites his examples does reflect what Ace wrote years back. How unique these examples, as applied to politics, are would be difficult to litigate.
Goldberg, in all likelihood, is less inclined to cite blog writers who do not use their real names. You aren't going to see NYT or WaPo or other major media going out of their way to cite someone whose identity is unknown to the public. IOW, if you want credits, you'd have a lot better chance to get cited if you published under your own name.

Goldberg also is borrowing Ace's work this way because he has good cause to believe his lawyer and NRO's legal team are adequate to resist any claim Ace might present to a court. Or that legal fees would cost Ace far more than he could ever hope to win in court.
Also, Goldberg and his counsel have to have a certain amount of confidence that someone who doesn't write under their own name will not disclose their personal info by filing a lawsuit, especially against people with long publishing experience and in-house legal staff and lawyers who write for the magazine like NRO does.
Perhaps getting credits from Goldberg has become your MacGuffin.

Posted by: TooCon at January 19, 2019 12:34 AM (4SKa/)

558 The folks defending Jonah on his Twitter feed are being dishonest

1) Ace is not claiming he created the term McGuffin. Jonah has lifted entire sentences from Ace's work, almost word for word

2) its irrelevant if you credited him in a podcast, you still have to credit him in the article you later wrote. Just because I properly attribed Shakespeare yesterday doesn't mean its okay to pass his work off as my own tomorrow.

Have to say Im really shocked NRO would not only so shamelessly plagiarize another's work, but also be so brazen and low class about it.

I can't imagine a more effective way to discredit NRO. True colors indeed.

Posted by: Fenrisulven at January 19, 2019 12:51 AM (+8UkU)

559 I don't know if anyone else mentioned it in the thread as I've only read the piece, and not the the comments, but the Macguffin in Dude, Where's My Car is NOT the car.

It's the "continuum transfunctioner".

So Jonah is wrong again.

Posted by: Evan3457 at January 19, 2019 01:23 AM (8X8pP)

560 To amplify...
Yes, Jesse and Chester are looking for the car, and that's what leads them "down the rabbit hole", but:

The Alien Nordic Dudes are the keepers of the transfunctioner and they want it back to keep the universe safe.

The Hot Space Sluts want the transfunctioner and offer sex to Jesse and Chester to get it so they can destroy (or rule) the universe.

The Zoltanists kidnap Wanda and Wilma (Jesse and Chester's girlfriends) in order to get the transfunctiner so they can give it to the Alien Nordic Dudes so the Dudes will taken the Zoltanists with them when the leave Earth.

The Jock Bullyboys led by Tommy have kidnapped Jesse and Chester's friend, Nelson, to force Jesse and Chester to give them the Transfunctioner so they can give it to the Hot Space Sluts, so the bullyboys can get the sexual favors.

In sum, only Jesse and Chester care where their car is, but the search for the car is what leads them back into contact with all the people who are chasing the Transfunctioner.

Once it is found, returned to the rightful owner, deactivated, and then used to save the day, the plot, such as it is, is over. Jesse and Chester find the car the next day, but nothing much comes of that.

The Transfunctioner is the Macguffin.

If anyone cares.

Posted by: Evan3457 at January 19, 2019 01:45 AM (8X8pP)

561 Goldberg has pulled this shit before. Remember "The Tyranny of Cliches"? Martin Amis published a book ten years earlier, "The War Against Cliche". Like this instance, Goldberg stole a good idea, used it, and perhaps most pathetically, screwed it up. Ace is in good company.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at January 19, 2019 06:21 AM (cCsPW)

562 The Suspicious Lawyer says Goldberg is daring Ace to sue him.
In filing the suit Ace will have to use (his/her) real name.
...and it will be leaked.
...and then doxxed.
(FUCK THEM...WAR)

Posted by: F. Lee Bailout at January 19, 2019 09:34 AM (0klD4)

563 He will ignore you until you get lawyers involved.

Are you going to get lawyers involved?

Because if not, you just wasted your time and would have done just as well to shut up.

You should get lawyers involved. You should have gotten lawyers involved FIRST and posted this concurrent with the announcement that lawyers were already involved. This is why the left doesn't fear the right: because while the right was led by NeverTrump types, it was all sound and no fury, never any real action. Never anything serious. Never any genuine consequences. All theater.

Do not make threats. Making a threat means you're not serious. Having a track record of announcing consequences FIRST is what earns you the ability to start making threats.

Posted by: Rollory at January 19, 2019 10:00 AM (awAWn)

564 An exciting announcement from NRO:

This years cruise will have THE WHOLE LIDO DECK dedicated to rum, sodomy and the lash.

AHOY!

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at January 19, 2019 10:08 AM (T09ml)

565 Goldberg's position really does seem extraordinary. "I acknowledged your work in the past, and I mentioned it on a podcast this week, so I don't have to source your work in my nationally syndicated column."

Is that really the legal or ethical standard for attribution?

Posted by: Kensington at January 19, 2019 02:25 PM (oNjmf)

566 Ace you're hurting my fweelings with all this troothiness. I feel just so so, um violated and triggered that you caught me red handed with my hand in the "cookie jar." As Bogie said in The M.F. "It's the stuff dreams are made of." I shall grovel humbly at the Temple of Sqwack to atone for my obviously blah blah blah. The check for residuals is in the mail. Best Regards Sgt. Shultz.

Posted by: Ray at January 19, 2019 02:43 PM (AVxHd)

567 In my profession, plagiarizing students automatically earn a failing grade if they plagiarize in a written assignment. Such an outcome costs them thousands of dollars. Sadly, I have had to confront it to precisely that end. Likewise, if a professor plagiarizes it is not only grounds for termination, but may well end their career in that profession.
The application of the MacGuffin insight to American political life is not common cultural knowledge. Goldberg's lack of attribution is not only intellectual theft, but also someone owes Ace measurable amount of compensation. His actions also must be made public precisely to the degree that he has benefited in public reputation.
In other words, this is a very serious offense.

Posted by: DWC at January 19, 2019 04:52 PM (1ymPu)

568 475 Hookers and Blow - Ace is buying!
Posted by: garrett at January 18, 2019 08:25 PM

Forget the hookers. They'll expect some of the coke.
Posted by: otho at January 18, 2019 08:38 PM (LkFnL)

If you can afford H&B, then you can afford to feed th hookers.
Take a full length mirror off the wall (you are in a hotel room
aren't you?), lay a rail the length of it, give each of two
hookers a straw (illegal in California) put one at each end and
yell, "Go!"

At least that's what I've heard.

Posted by: Wit's End at January 19, 2019 10:30 PM (ROYpB)

569 Yep, it is blatant plagiarism, especially since he acknowledged your article in the past. He knew of it, and read it, and admitted that almost three years ago.

Posted by: Baldy at January 20, 2019 01:11 AM (lHZp3)

570 Goldberg's lack of attribution is not only
intellectual theft, but also someone owes Ace measurable amount of
compensation. His actions also must be made public precisely to the
degree that he has benefited in public reputation.
In other words, this is a very serious offense.


Posted by: DWC at January 19, 2019 04:52 PM (1ymPu)
And that would require "Ace" to disclose its identity publicly. Something that "Ace" has resisted doing for some years. Its identity is not entirely unknown, given the association that "Ace" has/had with Andrew Breitbart, Michelle Malkin, and Patterico.
Which is why Goldberg will brazen this out and get away with it.There is no person named "Ace of Spades" that would be recognized by a court of law. And Goldberg/NRO knows it far better than most commenting on this thread.

Posted by: TooCon at January 20, 2019 02:05 AM (4SKa/)

571 Funny how you are arguing you own it because you stole it from Hitchcock first.

Posted by: It-Burned at January 20, 2019 12:43 PM (9G13g)

572 By your definition of plagiarism, you apparently stole this from Glenn Kessler, who used the analogy to describe the debt ceiling debate in 2011

Posted by: Timv at January 20, 2019 01:22 PM (8CXGr)

573 Yes, he should give you credit in writing and amend this piece.

But on his recent podcast with JV Last, he did acknowledge you for this point. And, Goldberg tends to repeat himself (as do all pundits, if you listen to or read them enough), and he's given you credit for this idea on multiple other occasions. And, he usually says that you, Ace, do not like him any longer. Not the other way around.

Still, I can understand why you're annoyed, and I hope NRO puts a note on the piece.

Posted by: gts109 at January 21, 2019 12:18 PM (Nrds8)

574 Mac and I used to be tight drinkin buddies. Then he got that gig with Bogie in Falcon and we drifted. If True Mac is the main man with the master plan The big bad boss with the real hot sauce. His always recurrant birth life death cycle mutates faster than the Hero in 10000 Faces.

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