Thursday, April 15, 2010

Quote(s) of the Day


"Speaking for myself, I don't think Glenn Beck is an alternative to President Obama. And I don't think Glenn Beck is 'just like all conservatives.' When I think of real conservatives, I think about Joe Scarborough or George Will or Andrew Sullivan. When I think about scam artists, I think about Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh. And this crew of fringe bullshitters are the alternative to conservatives."

-- Bob Cesca, commenting on a Newsweek piece which claims that Glenn Beck et al give the left something to demonize rather than considering the question of whether President Obama is leading America in the correct direction

Of course then there's this:

"You hear that, my lefty friends? See that? Conservative women: They're smarter than you and they're hotter than you!"

-- Organizer rallying the crowd at a tea party event in Boston yesterday immediately following a speech by the right's Lady Anti-Cerebellum, Sarah Palin

10 comments:

the ihenry said...

Not to put too fine a point on an otherwise excellent quote of the day but Palin would be the Lady Anti-Cerebrum. The cerebellum isn't part of that fancy-shmancy process known as reasoning.

Chez said...

Well, that took, what, a half hour?

Thanks, Egon, but sometimes you've got to weigh technical accuracy against comedic value.

Ms. Hermit said...

I live in Boston, and yesterday I walked past some sort of small political rally on the Common, but I couldn't tell what it was because the signs were about fifty percent liberal and fifty percent conservative and there was no clear underlying message between them. Now, it was about 10:30, and this was not a big crowd. 5 and 10K races are slightly bigger. When they do free Shakespeare on the Common it dwarfs this. This didn't even impede foot traffic.

Then I get home and I discover that it was the Tea Party Rally, and that Sarah Palin spoke. And that they're claiming to have had 5,000 people, and only small groups of protesters. I suppose if you count all the foot traffic that walked by, maybe everyone who stopped and gawked for five minutes, you could get that number. Or if the crowd swelled drastically after I walked by. But what I saw could be counted in the hundreds. You know, I keep hoping for honest reporting...

Bill Orvis White said...

Glenn, Sarah and Rush are the future of the surging Tea Party/conservative movement. Those other old Godless CINOs "conservatives in name only" need to respectfully step aside. I'm sorry, but the numbers don't lie. I just picked up a copy of a USA Today at Mrs. Goldstein's where I was fixing a bonnet nut. The paper said that FOX News has millions and millions of viewers and those other channels have no one. Why? It's because FOX News tells the truth. Again, the numbers don't lie, Chez. Real America woke up when Lil Hussein was elected. We The People are scared of the Radical Obama Agenda which is a plan to destroy this once-free nation. Just flip on the TV tonight, Chez. You'll see patriots young and old protesting these unfair taxe$ which are ripping at the fabric of America. You won't stop Glenn, Sarah and Rush on this lefty blog.

Chez said...

Actually, Bill, Fox has great numbers for a cable news network. It's always entertaining to point out that on any given night, Beck may be pulling down maybe a couple of million viewers, true -- but that's nationwide. Two million or so across a country with a population of 301-million. Not exactly the unstoppable cultural juggernaut some would like to believe. Put that up against, say, the NBC Nightly News, which regularly draws somewhere in the neighborhood of 9-million viewers a night. So, yeah, as I wrote awhile back -- those who watch Fox religiously (and for the right, there's no other way to watch it) tend to have a skewed idea of what's really going on in America. The Beck audience represents less than one percent of the total population.

Broadway Carl said...

The Beck audience represents less than one percent of the total population.

And apparently the dumbest one percent.

Elizabeth said...

I also live in the vicinity of Boston. I wasn't downtown yesterday but I think that it is hilarious that FOX25, our local fox network, spent the whole morning making fun of Palin. Apparently, her speech was long on screeching and short on accurate historical facts about Boston.

Plus, she really embarrassed Todd with some analogies between him and tea drinking political wives.

The Fox folks are conservative, so I find all of this to be very entertaining.

Ethnic Redneck said...

Sarah Palin is the perfect stand-in for that crowd. She's like a Hooter's waitress - she coos and dresses sexy all in an effort to distract you how all they have is piss-water beer and shitty wings. And since her crowd hasn't had decent sex since they last date-raped a cheerleader in high school, she gets them all kinds of fired up.

Ref said...

These are guys who think "hotter" means "spend more time and money on clothes, hair, and make-up to hide the petty ugliness of their lives."

The "smarter" part is demonstrably wrong.

Deacon Blue said...

I have to support Chez's cerebellum if for not other reason that a few weeks ago, when my daughter was watching Power Puff Girls, and it was revealed that "Miss Bellum" the secretary who does most of the thinking for the nitwit mayor, is named "Sara Bellum" in honor of her cerebral role. ("I can't think without my Miss Bellum...my Sara Bellum")

For some reason I found this immensely amusing, perhaps because until then, I had though she was "Miss Vellum" and I wondered why the hell the show's creators named her after really fancy parchment paper.

Man I'm a fucking geek...