Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bon Appetit

Today (yesterday, technically), I had the chance to read the Columbus Dispatch while waiting for a lunch order on the ground floor of my orifice building.

Next to this editorial by Paul Krugman, our local fishwrap chose to place this jonanism: Left wing likes to play connect the dots.

...or to ponder whether a militant pro-life extremist really needed a talk-show host to tell him anything he didn't already know about one of less than a dozen doctors in the country who still performed third-trimester abortions.

But, never mind. Such details don't matter when you're trying to delegitimize people.

Not to mention, deligitmize murdered people, eh Jonah?

But now there's some history to slaughter.

Again, just as Hitler did, he hails socialism as the solution to the West's problems.

Is it too much to hope for a footnote?

P.S. On the same day: Bill Kristol

Wingnut welfare - the gift that keeps on taking.


Dear Mr. Goldberg,

I read your column, "Left wing likes to play connect the dots", in the Columbus Dispatch (June 15, 2009).

You wrote "Again, just as Hitler did, he hails socialism as the solution to the West's problems."

I've read about World War II and Nazi Germany extensively. I highly recommend William L. Shirer's "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich".

I do not recall any instance of Hitler hailing socialism, let alone as the solution to the West's problems.

Could you provide a citation?

Thank you,


UPDATE The 2nd:

Glenn Greenwald weighed in on the Doughy Pantload on June 12.

And then, finally, we have Jonah Goldberg actually anointing himself as the leading opponent of affirmative action on the ground that it unfairly penalizes and victimizes his group and allows achievement for reasons other than merit. This is someone who might be the single most compelling poster child for the ability of white males to advance in America for reasons having to do with everything except merit.

That's what I meant to say!

Also, here's RB.

P.S. The Pantload never responded to my email. Pfft!


zombie rotten mcdonald said...

looks like everyone was seriouspants about the shantbebackin....

Righteous Bubba said...

Depends on what you mean: Hitler spoke quite fondly of National Socialism, which is probably what Jonah sees as his "gotcha".

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I figured it was because no one wanted to read about the Pantload, or else because a million other people have already done the heavy load shoveling.

I was just about to add a link to a GG post I just read (that was published by Glenn on the 12th), when I noticed your comment. WOW, a comment at last!

Thanks, ZRM.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Speak of the devil?!

Now how does this trackback thinghie work, RB? Do I send one to your blog, or your post?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

yeah, frankly I'd rather read Lileks....