Re: Perhaps Obama should make a point of sticking his foot up your ass

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I'm sure Obama will tell him at their next secret clubhouse meeting.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 6:58 AM
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Can't click thru to the article for some reason, but if I recall correctly Cohen's district is around 75% African-American. It's Harold Ford's old district, right?


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 6:58 AM
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Ah, just read it. Yeah, Nikki Tinker is a former Ford staffer.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 7:01 AM
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According to Instapundit's addendum the Jew being attacked is an Obama supporter. Instacracker's first post made it seem that the Negro attacking the Jew was the Obama supporter.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 7:16 AM
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For all Prof. Cracker knows, Obama's already said something about this to a relevant party. But he/we'd never hear about it because nobody gives a shit about the kinds of stupid nitpicking things Insty and his ilk always focus on and for all their gasbaggery they rely entirely on the press to report the things they bitch about. Hey, did you hear an Obama volunteer has a Che flag?


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 7:24 AM
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2: It's my district, and it's about 60% black.


Posted by: zadfrack | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 7:26 AM
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Wow, the stupidity of that post just grows and grows, doesn't it? "Or else he'll be like Al Sharpton." For those who refuse to click through, the update in full:

UPDATE: Why should Obama weigh in? Because he promises an uplifting new kind of politics and this is an ugly old kind. Because Steve Cohen is one of Obama's supporters, and political loyalty is supposed to run both ways -- unless you're Hillary, anyway, and Obama's supposed to be the anti-Hillary. Because otherwise Obama's big appeal -- I'm a black candidate who's not like Al Sharpton! -- will be a fraud. And, of course, because it's the right thing to do.

You can't convince me he doesn't know better.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 7:27 AM
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You can't convince me he doesn't know better.

Oh, come on, he can perfectly well be acting in bad, racist faith and be that stupid. This is Insty we're talking about.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 7:32 AM
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Whatever. Instapundit wouldn't give a flying fuck if the minister circulating the flyers wasn't black. You know how I know Obama's not Al Sharpton? He's won a bunch of fucking primaries, that's how. Also, I don't have my head up my ass.

I can't believe that idiot has tenure.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 7:33 AM
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That's the galling thing, isn't it, Cala?


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 7:36 AM
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Jesus. There's no way to start straight-facedly demanding that McCain denounce every fucked-up thing a white guy says to prove that he's not David Duke (who, after all, is a white politician just like McCain), and get any kind of point across, is there.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 7:36 AM
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Hi Cala.

How are you?


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 7:38 AM
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I have yet to hear McCain deny that he is not a drug dealer.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 7:40 AM
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I have yet to hear McCain deny that he isn't a turtle-human hybrid.

I am fine.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 7:42 AM
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I had a partner here say that McCain's weird puffy-neck on the left thing is a result of his melanoma surgery. Anyone know if that's right?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 7:45 AM
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Silly LB, everyone knows that whites have a diverse set of views and the positions of one white person are completely distinct from those of another white person.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 7:45 AM
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14:
good

Insty is just a good example of a lesson that lawyers all learned long ago:

Law Professors can be dumbasses too.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 7:46 AM
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16: That's what makes whitefolks inscrutable and crafty.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 7:46 AM
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Christ, now Instapundit has another post on this, just linking to some other people wondering "where's Obama on this?" Reading the comments is not a happy experience.


Posted by: FL | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 7:49 AM
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I have yet to hear McCain deny that he is not a drug dealer.

"People have said that I am not a drug dealer. This is totally untrue. What am I offered for this pound of finest sensimilla?"


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 7:49 AM
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19: That's his third post on it. You missed this one, I think.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 7:52 AM
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20: I had to look up sensimilla/sinsimilla. I did not know that there was more than one way to grow cannabis.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 7:52 AM
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McCain's campaign song.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 7:52 AM
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Representative Cohen is not good at avoiding innuendo!

"It's a chink in my armor," Cohen says.

Rep. Cohen is resigned to his fate!

I'm always going to be white.

Rep. Cohen can change, baby!

I don't have to always be Jewish

Rep. Cohen is inscrutable!

-- but I am, and will be.


Posted by: dave zacuto | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 7:52 AM
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LB--How fast do you read? How many words per minute?


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 7:54 AM
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Maybe substitute "infelicitous phraseologies" for "innuendo".


Posted by: dave zacuto | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 7:54 AM
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25: No idea. Very, but it's largely about effective skimming.

There was that reading-speed test posted here ages ago -- I remember being in the conventional/fast bracket for this place, and not on the same planet with Brad DeLong, who's some kind of cyborg.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 7:57 AM
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I only manage about 400 words per minute. I'm definitely on the slow end for this place. I agree with you that DeLong's reading abilities are superhuman.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:01 AM
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Which reading test? Out of curiosity.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:04 AM
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Wasn't it something like JFKs inauguration speech?


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:08 AM
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It's sinsemilla, people.


Posted by: mano negra | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:10 AM
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31: Sorry, mano, Barry Levington is the authority on this one. If the Rastafari say it's sensi, it's sensi.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:12 AM
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750-800 wpm is only "very efficient."


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:12 AM
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29: Here.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:14 AM
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31. UD allows multiple spellings


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:14 AM
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Instant Pundit opines

Is there a word that can be used in place of "opine" which would denote the opining, but also the fact that it is ass? It would be great if there were.


Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:23 AM
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940, 87%.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:23 AM
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Ah, 720, 82%.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:25 AM
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That test is interesting. The questions were a little easy; I got 87% accuracy but I was hurrying so I dunno if I trust that.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:26 AM
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On looking at the thread again, Delong isn't as out there as I'd thought.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:26 AM
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36: bloviate?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:27 AM
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40: nope.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:27 AM
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re: 36

Dribbled.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:29 AM
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36:

spewed


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:30 AM
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I'm much slower than all y'all. 299 wpm, with 100% accuracy.

The kind of work I do emphasizes slow careful reading.

33: Am I on the same page as you? The page I was looking at called 700 wpm from a screen "excellent."


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:30 AM
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36: bloviates is the word. Or "pontificates" perhaps.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:33 AM
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When I wrote 33 I was doing the Second Inaugeral test linked in 30. Now I've done the test linked in 34, and I got 960 wpm (85% accuracy). But Jesus, of course I'm going to read a stupid-ass fluff essay with strong topic sentences faster than I would read formal oratory from a different period.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:33 AM
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850 wpm, only 75% accuracy. That sounds about right. Fast but sloppy, that's always been my style.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:34 AM
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Fuck, between this thread and the last one, the only person scoring in the same low range as I is Michael. I'm feeling stupid. Also, I should get to work.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:37 AM
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I did the test like I read unfogged.

I got 1914 and skipped the accuracy part.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:38 AM
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If I was reading a piece of academic writing, it'd be a tiny fraction of the 720wpm [or more accurately, I'd zap through it at 700wpm, get a sense of the overall shape of the thing and then go back and read the important bits at a tiny fraction of that speed].

I imagine most people are similar.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:39 AM
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550 wpm, 85% accuracy. That was a boring test. Made me want to find the calculate your sexual adventuressness one.


Posted by: Sybil Vane | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:40 AM
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Made me want to find the calculate your sexual adventuressness one.

Do you really want to calculate speed and accuracy in that topic?


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:42 AM
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Oh I will try the 2nd inaugural one. 805 & 87% was on the fluff


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:42 AM
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I don't really even know how "accuracy" could apply.


Posted by: Sybil Vane | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:44 AM
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Made me want to find the calculate your sexual adventuressness one.

That one requires a spotter, you can't do it alone.


Posted by: Cryptic Ne3d | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:44 AM
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I don't really even know how "accuracy" could apply.

Then, clearly, you are boring and not adventurous.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:45 AM
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Test over.


Posted by: Sybil Vane | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:47 AM
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Test over.

WOW! Sybil, that was fast!


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 8:48 AM
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fast and incredibly inaccurate.


Posted by: Sybil Vane | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 9:18 AM
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Ah, so that's Obama's appeal: a black man who isn't Al Sharpton! So what's McCain? A white man who isn't David Duke?

I think Obama needs to begin every campaign day with a comprehensive reading of the List of Silly Negroes just so Insta will be made happy at Obama's non-Sharptonness.


Posted by: Timothy Burke | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 9:27 AM
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Come on, guys, for all we know, Glenn doesn't even think Obama is black.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 9:34 AM
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Come on, guys, for all we know, Glenn doesn't even think Obama is black.

He can't help it if all he sees is humanity.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 9:52 AM
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someone's still reading Instapundit?


Posted by: tkm | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 10:15 AM
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Instapundit's still on the blogroll.


Posted by: Bave Dee | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 10:22 AM
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helpy-chalk, don't worry. I, too, am slow (although I was reading much slower than I usually do; I actually hardly ever read anything, I just skim all day), with 378 and 100%. So when I do read, I read very very carefully.


Posted by: m. leblanc | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 10:43 AM
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"bloviate" or "pontificate" both denote pomposity, which isn't what we want here. "spew" connotes outrage, which this isn't. "Dribbles" might work.

"The Instant Pundit dribbles forth again today on current events..."

for all we know, Glenn doesn't even think Obama is black

come on. Surely at some point Glenn's eyes must wander places besides Obama's crotch.


Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 11:03 AM
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helpy-chalk, being grouped with me is being with the refined, not the "stupid", you troglodyte.


Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 11:04 AM
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67: drools?


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 11:05 AM
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"blathers"


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 11:09 AM
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"drivels"?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 11:10 AM
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Fast but sloppy, that's always been my style.

Wrong thread, mrh. You meant to put this on the smut thread.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 11:14 AM
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I'm disappointed it took 24 comments for someone to pick that fruit.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 02-14-08 1:32 PM
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Yes, this is excellent advice. Now let's hear about your plan to invade Russia in the wrinter.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 02-15-08 7:02 PM
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Winter is a good time to invade Russia. The rivers are frozen, probably a reliable amount of snow on the ground, instead of uneven or thawing patches of it, etc. - just make sure you have winter equipment. Now, invade Russia in the fall? That would be insane. You might end up retreating in the mud after losing a big battle in September.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 02-15-08 7:32 PM
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