Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Amazingly Little

The hideous Jay Nordlinger:
Such a weird, weird age, the one we’re living in. I’ve said it a thousand times: It takes amazingly little to be considered a conservative. Think Paradise Lost is better than I, Rigoberta Menchú? Think the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ought to be guided by science, instead of political emotions and desires? Think Cubans ought to be able to read a book of their choosing, or open a store, or leave the country on a raft without being shot to death in the water? Welcome to the “fascist” fold, my friend.
Think someone should be shot to death in the water before landing on America's shores? Welcome to the “fascist” fold, my friend. It takes amazingly little to be considered a conservative.

You know, along that they-know-not-what-they-speak theme here's Chuck Norris speaking up for the snowflake babies:
That is exactly why Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1809 at the end of his presidency, "The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government."

Washington, could wording be any clearer?
FREE HEALTHCARE NOW, a guaranteed minimum income, and, oh, let's see, gay marriage must be included in those clear words mustn't they?

14 comments:

Open Cahoots said...

He didn't specify which country Cubans should be allowed to leave.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Think the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ought to be guided by what Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity think, rather than actual scientists?

Yeah, than you're a right-wing authoritarian like Jay N.
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Smut Clyde said...

Welcome to the “fascist” fold

"Fold" in the sense of "enclosure for sheep"? Seems fair enough to me.

Smut Clyde said...

Yet if you feel that Mexicans should be safe to leave Mexico without being shot at, and you're considered a liberal. Truly it is a strange world.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Smut just said what I've been thinking.

They really have no self-awareness.

vacuumslayer said...

Shorter every conservative answer to everything: "Nuh uh, YOU ARE."

Substance McGravitas said...

They really have no self-awareness.

Nordlinger is the Andy Rooney of The Corner, so functioning with self-awareness is not his brief. Or in his briefs. However that goes.

Another Kiwi said...

Have people been mean to Jay about his half-baked ideas? Now, we know that is unfair and makes him go all sulky.
Really, people!

M. Bouffant said...

I don't think just any Cuban should be able to "open a store." What about property rights?

tigris said...

Welcome to the "fascist" fold, my friend. It takes amazingly little to be considered a conservative.

Such a weird, weird imaginary world, the one you're living in.

Another Kiwi said...

Jay thinks he is a cross between Cole Porter and Noel Coward (without teh GAY) but is reality a cross between Laurel and Hardy

Smut Clyde said...

the "fascist" fold

Worst origami EVAH.

Substance McGravitas said...

Unicorn Hitler is cute!

M. Bouffant said...

a cross between Laurel and Hardy

But WITH teh GAY!!