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TwinSwords
07-01-2010, 08:04 PM
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Ocean
07-01-2010, 08:33 PM
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bjkeefe
07-02-2010, 12:03 AM
That was 48 kinds of awesome. You could play McMegan vs Unit Bingo on that.

(Possible source and credit here (http://www.leftycartoons.com/the-24-types-of-libertarian/), for the record.)

TwinSwords
07-02-2010, 12:22 AM
That was 48 kinds of awesome. You could play McMegan vs Unit Bingo on that.

(Possible source and credit here (http://www.leftycartoons.com/the-24-types-of-libertarian/), for the record.)

LOL @ the bingo comment. I was thinking we could go through the 24 and check off which ones apply to the various libertarians here in the forum.

I actually found it at Digby's place (http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/special.html). And Digby got it from Accordion guy (http://www.joeydevilla.com/2010/07/01/the-24-types-of-libertarian/). If my Net-Fu was stronger, I would have credited them in the OP.

I think I laughed for a full minute when I read the one about the left-libertarian. "I'm against government AND corporations!"

bjkeefe
07-02-2010, 12:25 AM
I actually found it at Digby's place (http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/special.html).

I love the bit she added: "Typical comment."

I think I laughed for a full minute when I read the one about the left-libertarian. "I'm against government AND corporations!"

We must have that panel blown up to poster size and framed, and then delivered to Brink Lindsey.

PreppyMcPrepperson
07-02-2010, 12:48 AM
Yeah, the left-libertarian point was particularly well taken. It's one of the schools of thought I find most infuriating today.

Florian
07-02-2010, 03:40 AM
Very funny.

American libertarianism is one of the kookiest political ideologies that has ever existed....anywhere. Which, of course, doesn't mean it is the worst ideology that has ever existed, only the most comical. Such a jumble of falsehoods, half-truths, and sheer lunacy: only a satirist of genius could do it justice.

PreppyMcPrepperson
07-02-2010, 06:13 AM
Very funny.

American libertarianism is one of the kookiest political ideologies that has ever existed....anywhere. Which, of course, doesn't mean it is the worst ideology that has ever existed, only the most comical. Such a jumble of falsehoods, half-truths, and sheer lunacy: only a satirist of genius could do it justice.

Oh, Florian. I have missed your comments during my absence from this site. But yes, where is John Kennedy Toole when you need him.

Lyle
07-02-2010, 03:16 PM
Dead. And when alive, nobody knew him.

PreppyMcPrepperson
07-02-2010, 03:21 PM
Dead. And when alive, nobody knew him.

I know. One of the great sad stories in publishing, the genesis of Confederacy.

Damn. Due to this thread, I'll probably end up frittering away the afternoon rereading it.

rcocean
07-02-2010, 04:03 PM
Ha, very funny and accurate. I always love the old "islands" who bray how they got rich through "Smarts" and "hard work" without any help from anyone except of course for the Public school education, veterans benefits, subsidized college tuition and student loans, government subsidized computer and Internet, corporate tax breaks, and state Government, DoD and NASA contracts. Not to mention the family connections.

You can also add the "Repeal the 17th Amendment" nuts. Why they've latched on to this absurdity is beyond me, but they have.

uncle ebeneezer
07-02-2010, 04:21 PM
Prep, fyi your hyperlink is not working.

AemJeff
07-02-2010, 04:23 PM
Prep, fyi your hyperlink is not working.

That's not a hyperlink. I think.

bjkeefe
07-02-2010, 04:28 PM
That's not a hyperlink. I think.

Agreed. I think PMP was kickin it old school, where style guides called for underlining book titles, rather than putting them in italics.

PMP: please join us in the 21st century. ;)

bjkeefe
07-02-2010, 04:33 PM
You can also add the "Repeal the 17th Amendment" nuts. Why they've latched on to this absurdity is beyond me, but they have.

Agreed. Apart from obvious nonsense like Birferism, this is the single craziest thing out there in the political discourse that I've heard about. I mean, as I've said elsewhere, the whole notion of a populist movement doing away with a popular vote is head-exploding, and the idea that any other mechanism besides a direct election is going to lessen those horrible "back room deals" that the anti-17thers are all the time yammering about is the worst sort of naivety.

I am halfway convinced, though, that the real push for this movement, once again, is coming from people who just want to use and manipulate the current wave of populist anger for their own disreputable ends.

bjkeefe
07-02-2010, 04:34 PM
... and the One Type of Republican (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2010/07/but-there-is-only-one-kind-of.html).

bjkeefe
07-02-2010, 04:35 PM
I know. One of the great sad stories in publishing, the genesis of Confederacy.

Damn. Due to this thread, I'll probably end up frittering away the afternoon rereading it.

Lighten up, Frances. Rereading a good book is never "frittering."

And please tell me this sad story. I loved that book, but I know nothing meta about it.

uncle ebeneezer
07-02-2010, 05:24 PM
Oh you mean like one of those old paper blogs with hard covers?!! ;)

PreppyMcPrepperson
07-02-2010, 05:37 PM
Lighten up, Frances. Rereading a good book is never "frittering."

And please tell me this sad story. I loved that book, but I know nothing meta about it.

Frances. If only.

Toole ran away from home in 1969, after apparently a fight with his mother, who was a large presence in his life in a way that is definitely mirrored in Confederacy. We don't know all the details of his time away, but he got as far as Flannery O'Connor's house in Georgia at some point. He killed himself somewhere in Mississippi by running exhaust fumes into the car with a garden hose. He was in his early 30s, I believe. There was a suicide note for his parents, but they destroyed it, so we know nothing about what he was thinking. The manuscript was discovered by his mother about a decade later, and published posthumously. And of course, poor Mrs. Toole found out that the book had been, in some sense, very much about her.

I'm on my way out, so I'm being lazy about going link hunting. I'm sure if you Google or Wikipedia around, you'll find more detail than what I recall from high school English. And if you, I'd love to hear it.

PreppyMcPrepperson
07-02-2010, 05:39 PM
Oh you mean like one of those old paper blogs with hard covers?!! ;)

Hehe, indeed. It didn't even occur to me that someone would think it was a link. I suppose for that reason, italics are more web-friendly.

bjkeefe
07-02-2010, 05:46 PM
Hehe, indeed. It didn't even occur to me that someone would think it was a link. I suppose for that reason, italics are more web-friendly.

Yep. All the interface and usability gurus strongly recommend against using underlining for anything excepts links when posting online. The visual cue is too deeply ingrained in most people by now, even as a lot of fancier sites have moved away from underlining links.

bjkeefe
07-02-2010, 05:47 PM
[...]

Thanks for that. Yes, I might look into it by and by, although it sounds sad enough that I am not sure how much more I want to know.

bjkeefe
07-02-2010, 11:41 PM
Versus the 27% Crazification Factor?

Maybe!

And did you know that 27% = 70%? True story! Read it on the Internet! And that all black and brown people hate free enterprise? Also true!

Well, at least this is True™ according to the president of the important Republican/Conservative talking points-launching military assault vehicle ("think tank"), the American Enterprise Institute.

But you know what? This other guy who we have been making jokes about ...

I think I laughed for a full minute when I read the one about the left-libertarian. "I'm against government AND corporations!"

We must have that panel blown up to poster size and framed, and then delivered to Brink Lindsey.

... says he simply does not care for another one of your so-called culture wars (http://www.prospect.org/cs/articles?article=another_culture_war_no_thanks).

And he says this on the website of T.H.E. American (They Hate Everything American) Prospect.

Which means?

"Brink Lindsey" is actually Dave Weigel, and Ann Althouse will be demanding to see his birf cirtifikit five minutes after I click Submit.

look
07-31-2010, 08:12 PM
I know. One of the great sad stories in publishing, the genesis of Confederacy.

Damn. Due to this thread, I'll probably end up frittering away the afternoon rereading it.

I just listened to a superb audio version on the way back and forth to see my family. I don't know if anyone could do a better Ignatius than Barrett Whitener. I'd never read it before, what a wonderful book. Funny how we really come to love Ignatius. If you didn't re-read it that afternoon, I suggest it for your next plane trip.

http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=sr_1_1?asin=B002V0KKHK&qid=1280617458&sr=1-1

kezboard
07-31-2010, 08:49 PM
Ooo, I bet you put two spaces after a period, too.

listener
07-31-2010, 10:39 PM
Ooo, I bet you put two spaces after a period, too.

What?? Doesn't everybody??? ;)

bjkeefe
08-13-2010, 07:29 AM
... how fabulous is this title, passed along by @edroso (http://twitter.com/edroso/status/21038984829)?

Our Daughter Isn't a Selfish Brat; Your Son Just Hasn't Read Atlas Shrugged. (http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2010/8/12hague.html)

stephanie
08-13-2010, 11:51 AM
What?? Doesn't everybody??? ;)

It's hard to stop, despite the fact that I learned to type on a word processor.

bjkeefe
08-13-2010, 12:17 PM
It's hard to stop, despite the fact that I learned to type on a word processor.

I still do it, and I'm not ashamed. Let the rendering engine change it, if it means so much to modern sensibilities, I say.

And in some cases, I even explicitly put in   , because that is just how I roll.

bjkeefe
08-14-2010, 04:38 AM
Ezra Klein tweets (http://twitter.com/ezraklein/status/20719052719):

Jon Chait establishes an early lead for "best blog post title of the week": http://bit.ly/b1MouO

Oh, yeah. It's on topic (http://www.tnr.com/blog/jonathan-chait/76863/libertarian-time-travel-could-have-saved-jimmy-carter).

bjkeefe
12-08-2010, 01:25 AM
He needs a title to go with this post (http://www.balloon-juice.com/2010/12/07/so-funny-i-cant-even-come-up-with-a-witty-title/):

Ayn Rand based for-profit college closes because… it couldn’t get federal aid (http://www.cynical-c.com/?p=20577).

bjkeefe
02-19-2011, 11:37 PM
... well, hell. Not "extreme." And not even "conclusion."

Almost not funny because it's so damn true (http://crookedtimber.org/2011/02/18/the-onion-meets-poes-law/):

The Onion meets Poe’s Law

Anxious citizens await the weighing in by McArdle and Welch.

[Added] P.S. Do not miss the comments.

bjkeefe
03-06-2011, 06:45 PM
... they have any credibility left, but just in case (http://www.balloon-juice.com/2011/03/05/for-it-before-they-were-against-it/) you did:

Reason magazine advocated an individual private insurance mandate in 2004. Jon Chait summarizes (http://www.tnr.com/blog/jonathan-chait/84652/libertarians-the-individual-mandate):