Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Subsidized Blogriculture

Mark Steyn spies this:
The closing of a newspaper means a little piece of democracy has died.
Mark Steyn responds thus:
This kind of indestructible, fatuous narcissism is a big part of what's wrong. What other industry conflates itself with the very legitimacy of the state? If you're insisting on your indispensability even as millions dispense with you, you're the one with the problem.
That makes me want to donate money to the National Review which could not survive in the marketplace without the blah blah blah.

8 comments:

mikey said...

Returning to the theme of zero-sum sequitors, I'm gonna take the position that the adjectives "indestructible" and "fatuous" do a particularly ineffectual job of modifying "narcissism".

I much prefer the "insisting on your indispensibility" line. Wonder where he found that one?

Rusty Shackleford said...

What other industry conflates itself with the very legitimacy of the state?

What other industry is specifically mentioned in the Fucking Bill of Fucking Rights? Canadian motherfucker.

M. Bouffant said...

This was in a newspaper:

"Our elected officials are not listening to us . . . they are not listening to us," says actress/activist Chelene Nightingale, in a passionate speech during which she repeats a lot of stuff, then touts a petition to end benefits to illegal immigrants.

They are followed by the lively Victoria Jackson, the former "Saturday Night Live" actress with a voice like a yard sale violin.

"I'm really excited to be with my people," she squeaks.

Jackson goes on to call for the impeachment of President Obama -- "There, I said it" -- then does a handstand on stage that she dedicates to the men and women of the U.S. military.


[...]

But I'm glad I came today. I didn't sign any ballot petitions, and -- hard as it was -- I walked right past the guy who wants to eliminate the Fed ("It's time to allow competing currencies," his brochure said).

But Victoria Jackson held that handstand for, like, almost a minute -- strong and proud. In my book, that's worth 10 bucks alone.


Not sure I want to read his book.

Righteous Bubba said...

They are followed by the lively Victoria Jackson, the former "Saturday Night Live" actress with a voice like a yard sale violin.

Y'know I kinda like that.

M. Bouffant said...

Wait until Burt P.'s next letter to the L. A. Times Sports Section.

Another Kiwi said...

Everytime I read something of the Steyngoober a braincell dies in shrieking agony. He is a worthless piece of jet trash and contributes to immiseration everywhere. He does not even have the novelty of doing handstands.

Kathleen said...

I just dedicated the sharpening of my pencils to the men and women in the US armed forces.

Kathleen said...

then does a handstand on stage that she dedicates to the men and women of the U.S. military.


what. the. fuck.