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Old 03-01-2010, 09:44 PM
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Default Senator Mickey Kaus???

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Old 03-01-2010, 09:48 PM
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Does this mean we don't have to talk nicely about him anymore?
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:09 PM
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Default Re: Senator Mickey Kaus???

"Anti-Mexican Internet Troll Seeks Democratic Nomination for Senator from California."

Good luck with that!
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:13 PM
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I have a new mission in life!

I'll do everything possible to ensure that Mickey Kaus does not receive one single vote from the 10 million or so Latinos who live in the state of California.

Ok, I'm done. That was easy.

P.S. I am also offering 1000 to 1 odds to any takers that Mickey Kaus does not win election to the US Senate in any election ever.

P.P.S. I am also investigating tips from highly placed background sources that Mickey has a "Love Child" with John Edwards.
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:57 PM
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Related?

Also, O/T, but anyone who is reading this thread is certain to enjoy this brief interlude.
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:00 PM
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Default Re: Senator Mickey Kaus???

Shall we turn this into a Swiftboat Dingalink submission thread?
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:07 PM
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Related?
Related.
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:08 PM
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They're all twittering about it!

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ObWi Mickey Kaus... Mickey Kaus.... He's a blogger right? It's been so long since I've heard anyone mention him...
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robertniles My $.02 for the day: Mickey Kaus is as much a Democrat as he is a journalist.
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jamisonfoser Mickey Kaus thinking about running for Senate is like me thinking about playing centerfield for the Yankees.
Many goat-sex jokes, also, too.
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:11 PM
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[...] Many goat-sex jokes, also, too.
But not to worry. I'm sure the interns will filter them out. Because he is a celebrity, right? Right?
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:15 PM
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B'head Robert Farley has become aware.
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:29 PM
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Shall we turn this into a Swiftboat Dingalink submission thread?
Swiftgoat, more like.
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:58 PM
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Default Where is his birth certificate? (Answer: Indonesia)

The requirements for running for Senate in CA seem ridiculously simple.

Basically if you're a citizen and resident over 30 yrs old you can file for the sum of $3480.

Then you get 65 registered voters to sign a petition and you can run in your party's primary.

I think that's all there is to it. You can also get 10,000 signatures in lieu of the $3480.

Perhaps someone can fact check me on this. I'm not certain.
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:11 AM
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What strange piece of news to wake up to. Where does he plan to raise the money to run? This seems like a joke but isn't. How about city council first Mick or the school board? No, you have to go for the big enchilada, U.S. Senator from the largest state in the country. I put his chances at .0005% to win.

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Old 03-02-2010, 09:19 AM
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Swiftgoat, more like.
Heh, nice catch.
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:21 AM
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Default He is assured of at least one vote...

...can you guess?
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:54 AM
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I have a new mission in life!

I'll do everything possible to ensure that Mickey Kaus does not receive one single vote from the 10 million or so Latinos who live in the state of California.

Ok, I'm done. That was easy.

P.S. I am also offering 1000 to 1 odds to any takers that Mickey Kaus does not win election to the US Senate in any election ever.

P.P.S. I am also investigating tips from highly placed background sources that Mickey has a "Love Child" with John Edwards.
I don't think you have a thing to worry about. He'll run with all the enthusiasm and energy of Fred Thompson. I don't think he'll be able to get that worked up about it.
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:21 AM
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Default Re: He is assured of at least one vote...

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...can you guess?
Mickey Kaus?
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:24 AM
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Default Mickey Announces Candidacy ... Sort Of

http://www.slate.com/blogs/blogs/kau...n-the-act.aspx
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:27 AM
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Mickey Kaus?
Alright, three.
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:25 AM
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Default Re: Senator Mickey Kaus???

I had no idea Rob had written so much about Mickey. Hopefully, Rob will make it his obsession to publish every unverified rumor about Mickey's personal life that he can (and maybe Slate will give him a job.)

Or better yet, maybe Ezra Klein will re-embrace his SoCal roots and run for the same seat so that Mickey will finally be forced to debate him!!

I can just hear Bob's reaction to Mickey's campaign announcement (in Bob voice) "So Mickey does this mean you're finally admitting that you're a Republican?"
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:40 AM
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Huh. That post, especially the PS, makes it sounds like he is more serious than just pulling a look-at-me stunt.

The question now becomes: When Mickey drops out, will he be as whiny about it as Harold Ford?
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:07 PM
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Mickey has garnered endorsements from Instacracker and Doughbob Pantload. #saysitall

(h/t: Yglesias, via brucds)
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:10 PM
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...can you guess?
His mom, duh.
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:19 PM
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Default Re: Senator Mickey Kaus???

I dunno, it might be good for America to have a Senator that looks like he's an mentally ill homeless man.
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:46 PM
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I dunno, it might be good for America to have a Senator that looks like he's an mentally ill homeless man.
Don't we already have one?
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:00 PM
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I had no idea Rob had written so much about Mickey. Hopefully, Rob will make it his obsession to publish every unverified rumor about Mickey's personal life that he can (and maybe Slate will give him a job.)

Or better yet, maybe Ezra Klein will re-embrace his SoCal roots and run for the same seat so that Mickey will finally be forced to debate him!!

I can just hear Bob's reaction to Mickey's campaign announcement (in Bob voice) "So Mickey does this mean you're finally admitting that you're a Republican?"
John Cole makes a similar point:

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The answer to DougJs question is simple- the people who read Kaus are Republicans who can cite his union bashing, anti-immigrant and other right-wing views and say even the liberal Mickey Kaus.

That is his only purpose. Hes a one man New Republic. Expect his candidacy to be used to portray Boxer as an extreme leftist by DeVore.

It really is that simple.
So, to the extent that he has any effect at all, it will be to help the Republican effort to unseat a Democrat.
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:55 PM
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Default On Goats

The "Mickey Kaus blows goats" meme should officially be retired.

It was started to protest Mickey's wild, constant rumor-mongering about John Edwards having an affair with a woman named Rielle Hunter. Crazily enough, John Edwards did have an affair with a woman named Rielle Hunter, an affair that resulted in the birth of an illegitimate child, an affair that, had Edwards won the Democratic primary, would have resulted in John McCain being elected president and Sarah Palin being elected vice president. Mickey was the only prominent voice raising these concerns at the time.

Thus it is indisputable that any effort Mickey put into trying to discredit John Edwards was not only correct, but he was indeed doing God's work. Mickey should be mocked for many things, but not for having oral sex with goats.
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:03 PM
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The "Mickey Kaus blows goats" meme should officially be retired.

It was started to protest Mickey's wild, constant rumor-mongering about John Edwards having an affair with a woman named Rielle Hunter. [...]
Even a Page-a-Day Calendar missing 364 sheets is right once a year. (vide)
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:22 PM
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Don't we already have one?
How dare you, you little &*%&$**&^$mucketymuck, make fun of a POW!!!!

I do NOT look homeless. I have 8 homes, and contrary to Kaus, I'll actually be getting elected to the US Senate in November. Again!

Mickey Kaus is a fellow-maverick, narcissist and mendacious attention addict, and for those reasons I endorse the old draft dodger in his lame attempt to defeat that socialist whore Barbara Boxer.

Have a great day! We are all Los Angelenos and Georgians now (but not Haitians).
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:33 PM
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How dare you, you little &*%&$**&^$mucketymuck, make fun of a POW!!!!

I do NOT look homeless. I have 8 homes, and contrary to Kaus, I'll actually be getting elected to the US Senate in November. Again!

Mickey Kaus is a fellow-maverick, narcissist and mendacious attention addict, and for those reasons I endorse the old draft dodger in his lame attempt to defeat that socialist whore Barbara Boxer.

Have a great day! We are all Los Angelenos and Georgians now (but not Haitians).
I guess you've answered the question.
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:37 PM
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Weak sauce, bj. The point of the goat sex joke was that Mickey was wrong about Edwards. Well, he actually wasn't wrong--everyone who mocked him was wrong! Continuing to use the goat joke is like mocking someone for a rumor that isn't true. It'd be like conservatives going after Michelle Obama for saying "whitey."
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:45 PM
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Weak sauce ...
Pretty self-referential answer.

If you're going to try to deny that Mickey has a long history of floating rumors, or, more usually, passing them along and trying to keep them alive, virtually none of which turned out to have any basis in fact, then you simply don't know what you're talking about. Read some of the posts at the link I gave you in my previous response. And if that's not enough to convince you that I'm right about Mickey finally getting lucky, once, with his decade-long shtick, don't worry. I'm sure a few thousand other examples will be presented in the coming weeks.
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:48 PM
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The take from Roger Ailes here and here.
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:58 PM
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The "Mickey Kaus blows goats" meme should officially be retired.

It was started to protest Mickey's wild, constant rumor-mongering about John Edwards having an affair with a woman named Rielle Hunter. Crazily enough, John Edwards did have an affair with a woman named Rielle Hunter, an affair that resulted in the birth of an illegitimate child, an affair that, had Edwards won the Democratic primary, would have resulted in John McCain being elected president and Sarah Palin being elected vice president. Mickey was the only prominent voice raising these concerns at the time.

Thus it is indisputable that any effort Mickey put into trying to discredit John Edwards was not only correct, but he was indeed doing God's work. Mickey should be mocked for many things, but not for having oral sex with goats.
Wrong. The underlying truth of the matter is irrelevant to whether or not there's enough evidence to repeat a rumor. As long as the source was an investigation by an organization with a history of printing false and misleading stories for sensational effect, Mickey should have either found another source, done the legwork himself until he found something credible to write about, or kept his mouth shut.
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:01 PM
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Wrong. The underlying truth of the matter is irrelevant to whether or not there's enough evidence to repeat a rumor. As long as the source was an investigation by an organization with a history of printing false and misleading stories for sensational effect, Mickey should have either found another source, done the legwork himself until he found something credible to write about, or kept his mouth shut.
Shorter Jeff:

Accurate, but false!
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:10 PM
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Shorter Jeff:

Accurate, but false!
I'd expect you to have a more sophisticated understanding of the principles involved, nikkibong. The mere existence of an allegation ought not be a sufficient standard of credibility. Anybody can allege anything at any time. Why should we have granted this particular rumor any special a priori advantage over every other such story?
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:24 PM
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I agree that, based on the publicly available evidence, there wasn't any reason to believe Mickey on Edwards (I didn't believe it at the time, either). But my point is that since he was proved correct, it doesn't make any sense to keep mocking him for being wrong, because, once again, he was not wrong, the mockers were wrong.

BTW, I remember that at some point after the scandal broke Mickey said that he received vague non-denials (or something) from people close to Edwards--in other words, he wasn't just wildly speculating, but he had some background info pointing towards the fact that Edwards was a sleaze.
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:28 PM
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Default KAUS HAS ALREADY LOST THE AFTERNOON

Guess who else just announced.

Here's a hint:

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... and is now the attorney general in California, where he routinely launches these huge prosecutions against scumbag politicians on the take, especially the county supervisors who are basically the mafia out here. And now, maybe right now on his website, _______ is announcing his campaign for governor, again.

Besides keeping the bankrupt state free of Demon Sheep, _____ says hell save California from shame and bankruptcy, etc. MORE LIES? Who knows, but in the 1970s he balanced the budget while expanding all kinds of social programs and the parks and education California was a financial disaster when he took over, because fucking Ronald Reagan had just spent eight years trying to dismantle the nations richest, smartest state.
Okay, so it's for Governor of California, not Senator, so we probably won't get to see a debate on C-Span. BUT WE HAPPEN TO HAVE OUR OWN LITTLE TEEVEE THING HERE, AMIRITE? SO, BLOGGINGHEADS BOOKERS, ARE YOU ON THIS POTENTIAL SMACKDOWN OF THE CENTURY???
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:29 PM
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...virtually none...
Nice euphemism. The number really is virtually zero...unless, of course, you count the rumor that John Edwards had a love child, which was the origin of the goat sex joke, and which strangely enough turned out to be true.

Mickey was right, the mockers were wrong, and he deserves kudos and not mockery for his whatever minor effect his anti-Edwards blogging had on the election for keeping that amoral egomaniac away from the presidency.
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Old 03-02-2010, 04:41 PM
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... which was the origin of the goat sex joke, and which strangely enough turned out to be true.
As you wish.
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