International Journal of Inactivism — Mindless Link Propagation section

  • 06:55:37 pm on April 1, 2009 | 0

    It’s April Fools Day, and wingnuts are wingnutting. At Jay Bookman’s blog [cached], a bloke named “RW-(the original)” says,

    This guy is not only making us into a banana republic, but also an international laughingstock. […]

    Barack Obama’s gift for the Queen: an iPod, your Majesty

    And then,

    I guess making fun of a very mild rebuke by the Cato Institute [q. v.] to a very definitive statement by PresBO is something that can be done to keep from confronting stories like Geithner going on TV and saying there was 135 billion dollars left in the TARP fund and only being off by about 103 billion.

    My reply:

    You know, if giving an iPod to the British Queen is such a grave matter, perhaps you should be complaining to the Cato Institute for not talking about it in the first place?

    Or perhaps it’s an axiomatic principle that whatever right-wing talking point is being debunked, the debunking is merely a “distraction” to prevent one from talking about… another right-wing talking point! And so on and on goes the Wingnut Fractal.


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