Friday, January 23, 2009

Tim Blair, Dares Ya, Dubbya Dares ya, and Illogical Idiocy

There's something peculiarly infantile and childish about right wing opinion these days - especially when delivered in pithy grabs designed for the internet.

Take Tim Blair's glee in quoting Victor Davis Hanson, asking for 'even one instance of the loss of any freedom under Bush". The catch of course in this game is the 'gotcha' component - it has to apply to you personally, not (to cite but one of many examples) to the thousands who lost their lives in Iraq. (It's a pity he's dead, one character says in Generation Kill about an Iraqi blown away in a pointless moment, he would have enjoyed democracy - to which both Hanson and Tim Blair would both add, shut up, dead men can't play the game).

But come to think of it, there's no need for any kind of response when confronted with illogical idiocy presented as some kind of rational argument. It'd be like taking Homer seriously in the episode of The Simpsons where he assumes the role of college jock, takes on the nasty Dean, and wages vigorous war on the nerds.

Why, you might ask?  Because it's in his nature, as the scorpion said to the frog. And that's about the level of infantilism you can expect these days on the loony right - really you have to think, as a result of the impotent rage they built up during the Clinton years, and then maintained as they were reduced to the same levels of mumbling incoherence and incompetence as the clay god they elevated before themselves.

Now they intend to go on maintaining the same kind of rage during the Obama years. Is there a psychiatrist in the house?

Funny that, how the world fucked up under Bush, but nobody on the right thinks he's to blame. Just name one example, just name one single solitary example, where the Shrub didn't call it right and walk on water. Dares ya! Huh, thought so, ya lily livered chicken. Couldn't could ya, ya maggot. Ya drink ya bathwater, ya yellow streak of misery.

O O O O that Shakespeherian rag, it's so elegant, so intelligent.

Is Tim Blair about to do a Brad Pitt and show us a real world example of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button? He's already hit around age twelve, but if he keeps on going this way, he'll be down to five within the week.

No link. It only encourages them. And I've had it with nappies and toilet training.

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