News Roundup for 9/13/11
Noted hypocritical lunatic Shelly Malkin
-Headline of the Day-
“A few more words about Koward Krugman.”
Michelle Malkin is really pissed off at Paul Krugman. You might remember that Krugman wrote a 9/11 anniversary post about how the right has snatched up 9/11 for personal and political gain. Of course, they have, but that’s beside the point — it’s poor manners to point that out and Shelly will not have it. Such things simply are not done.
So she goes off on a tirade of grievance, following the rest of the rightwing blogosphere in failing to address Krugman’s argument in any way. It’s all bluster and outrage and oh-my-god-it’s-the-worst-thing-ever, but no actual rebuttal to the claim that wingnuts have taken 9/11 as their own political totem — mostly because there is no possible rebuttal. They clearly have.
Anyhoo, you’re here for the fun, not Shelly Malkin’s failure to debate while pretending to debate. Don’t worry, it’s coming. See, Malkin calls Krugman “Koward Krugman” because, for this 9/11 rant of his, he turned off the comments to his blog.
Here’s a fun game; go to Shelly’s login page and try to register to comment. Guess what? You can’t do it. She turned off registration in 2005 and only rarely opens it up to new commenters. And, when you are able to register, your comments damned well better be along the lines of “OH MY GOD, YOU’RE SO AWESOME!!” or you’ll be banned right pronto.
So Krugman shut comments down for a day, while Shelly’s been allowing only the most fawning commenters for six freakin’ years.
I’m sorry, who’s the koward again? (Michelle Malkin)
-True patriots go splat-
Tom Toles takes on the right’s love for austerity.
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Don’t worry, it’ll spur good old American innovation; i.e., you’ll figure out how to fly before you hit the ground. (Washington Post)
“Fox News Cold Freaking Out Over Obama’s Use of Crappy Paper Clip.”
No, really. (Wonkette, with video)