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Maureen Dowd is losing her fastball
MarketWatch.com ^ | Last update: 12:01 a.m. EDT Aug. 18, 2008 | Jon Friedman

Posted on 08/18/2008 8:02:40 AM PDT by KayEyeDoubleDee

...Dowd may have unwittingly summed up her conundrum in a July piece, in which she remarked to Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, "It seems a President Obama would be harder to make fun of than these guys." (For the record, Stewart scoffed at her notion, asking, "Are you kidding me?")

Sorry, but Dowd's references to Obama as Beanpole Guy, Barry and No-Drama Obama seem to be forced attempts at humor...

For her part, Dowd can occasionally appear to cross the line from sarcasm to meanness. She recently wrote about McCain: "John looks in the mirror and sees his face marred by skin cancer and looks at the TV and sees his dashing self-image replaced by visions of William Frawley." Sorry, Bub. That didn't do anything for me...

(Excerpt) Read more at marketwatch.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: catherine; douglas; dowdy; jones; modo; zeta


1 posted on 08/18/2008 8:02:41 AM PDT by KayEyeDoubleDee
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

My, My, My!

I knew that this would be a worthwhile thread as soon as I saw the headline.


2 posted on 08/18/2008 8:04:20 AM PDT by SmithL (Drill Dammit!)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
and looks at the TV and sees his dashing self-image replaced by visions of William Frawley.

If only McCain were as funny as Frawley.

3 posted on 08/18/2008 8:05:35 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Damn, I love Maureen Dowd Posts !! What a way to start the day.......thank you !!


4 posted on 08/18/2008 8:05:53 AM PDT by mick
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
First Michael, now her fastball? Poor dear.

You didn't leave much else for us to do here ... a full service post, eh? Oh my!

5 posted on 08/18/2008 8:06:21 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (College kid: "Do you have a minute for Obama?" NVA: "Not now or ever.")
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To: SmithL

Don’t worry- There will be a picture of Bigfoot(Dowd).


6 posted on 08/18/2008 8:06:22 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus (( commander of the simian host))
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

This is NOT a useless thread. Great post.


7 posted on 08/18/2008 8:06:26 AM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Not sure I can say THANK YOU enough. You obviously know how to follow the rules....and then some!


8 posted on 08/18/2008 8:06:39 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

“forced attempts at humor”? Maureen Dowd isn’t really funny any more? I don’t believe it!

Has any sane person EVER laughed at a MoDo column? Or even cracked a smile? I think not.


9 posted on 08/18/2008 8:08:25 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee
I'm a woman and even I like the Maureen Dowd threads. They remind me to do my ab crunches and stay away from carbohydrates. Very inspiring, thanks!
10 posted on 08/18/2008 8:09:34 AM PDT by ottbmare
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To: Dr. Ursus
Don’t worry- There will be a picture of Bigfoot(Dowd).

OK, if you say so.


11 posted on 08/18/2008 8:10:26 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

They ARE rather big feet, aren’t they?


12 posted on 08/18/2008 8:11:47 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

I, for one, am happy to see a continuing strict adherence to FR rules around here.


13 posted on 08/18/2008 8:12:41 AM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: Cicero

What took you so long? She looks like she’s waiting for
Christopher Hitchens to sober up.


14 posted on 08/18/2008 8:12:46 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus (( commander of the simian host))
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To: Cicero
They ARE rather big feet, aren’t they?
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15 posted on 08/18/2008 8:17:00 AM PDT by KayEyeDoubleDee (const Tag &referenceToConstTag)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

I got as far as photo #2 and had to take a cold shower.


16 posted on 08/18/2008 8:21:32 AM PDT by Carl LaFong (Building Code Under Fire)
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To: Cicero

“big feet”
It’s hard to see in that photo but—like all her shoes—she has little bells under the arches and whistles on the toes to warn people to get out of the way.


17 posted on 08/18/2008 8:24:04 AM PDT by tumblindice
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To: Dr. Ursus
+ ++=
18 posted on 08/18/2008 8:28:24 AM PDT by redstateconfidential (A man who lets his friends down, is no man at all.)
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To: Cicero

“They ARE rather big feet, aren’t they?”
They’re so big,,,
How big are they?
They remind me of a punching bag toy I had as a kid. It was a blow-up clown, with huge feet, weighted with sand. You’d knock it down and it would boing right back up. That’s how big!


19 posted on 08/18/2008 8:28:32 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: All

see 18


20 posted on 08/18/2008 8:30:21 AM PDT by redstateconfidential (A man who lets his friends down, is no man at all.)
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To: redstateconfidential

Clooney and Obama separated at birth???


21 posted on 08/18/2008 8:30:41 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus (( commander of the simian host))
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To: Dr. Ursus

Clooney ..is... half Kenyan? But all idiot.


22 posted on 08/18/2008 8:33:39 AM PDT by redstateconfidential (A man who lets his friends down, is no man at all.)
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To: Cicero

No matter how long she sits there, Michael Douglas is NOT walking through that door.


23 posted on 08/18/2008 8:35:01 AM PDT by AU72
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To: AU72

I’m sooo old that I’d hit that! But only if I had a ball gag with me.


24 posted on 08/18/2008 8:49:47 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

I must have missed something. Why the Zeta pics every time somebody mentions maureen dowd? (not complaining,just asking)


25 posted on 08/18/2008 8:51:33 AM PDT by shooter223 (the government should fear the citizens......not the other way around)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

Only reason I bother to open a thread w/Dowd’s name in the title on FR.

Zeta!


26 posted on 08/18/2008 8:58:56 AM PDT by steveyp
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To: Cicero

I’ve never understood why everyone slams MoDo’s looks. Her writing talent, her intelligence, sure, but I actually think she’s very attractive, especially for her age.


27 posted on 08/18/2008 9:24:12 AM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: shooter223; AU72
Why the Zeta pics every time somebody mentions maureen dowd? (not complaining,just asking)

Note the content of post 23 for an indication of the answer to your question. (This is a research assignment.)

28 posted on 08/18/2008 9:24:44 AM PDT by thulldud (Heteronormative since the first trimester.)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee; All
I don't recall who came up with the "rule" for Maureen Dowd threads, but I hereby express my profound thanks to the responsible party - and to all who have been so diligent in observing the rule.

:-)

29 posted on 08/18/2008 9:26:53 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Liberals are the crab grass in the lawn of life.)
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To: Carl LaFong

“I’ll be in my bunk.”


30 posted on 08/18/2008 9:36:01 AM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

What spoils the fantasy of the photos is the realization, “Sooner or later, I’d have to talk to her.”


31 posted on 08/18/2008 9:52:32 AM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: SmithL

“I knew that this would be a worthwhile thread as soon as I saw the headline.”

I watched her in a movie last night. I wish she’d make more movies.


32 posted on 08/18/2008 9:56:31 AM PDT by y6162 (uot)
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To: jalisco555

“I’ve never understood why everyone slams MoDo’s looks..”

You must like her slutty, gimme another scotch look.

Modo slept her way to the top with every boss at the NYT. Apparently they like sluts too.


33 posted on 08/18/2008 9:59:56 AM PDT by y6162 (uot)
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To: shooter223

“Why the Zeta pics every time somebody mentions maureen dowd? (not complaining,just asking)”

It is rumored that Modo comes to FR to see what’s said about her.


34 posted on 08/18/2008 10:03:27 AM PDT by y6162 (uot)
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To: shooter223
I must have missed something. Why the Zeta pics every time somebody mentions maureen dowd? (not complaining,just asking)

MoDo used to be in a relationship with Michael Douglas. After that relationship ended, Douglas got involved with (and I think they're married now) Catherine Zeta Jones. I think the concept here at FR is to associate MoDo threads with CZJ pics because it's believed she sometimes reads FR, and no one wants to miss a chance to remind her that her rabid feminism ran off her last significant other.
35 posted on 08/18/2008 10:43:10 AM PDT by JamesP81 (George Orwell's 1984 was a warning, not a suggestion)
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To: pissant

It would be a crime for you to miss these pics...err, I mean thread. Ping!


36 posted on 08/18/2008 10:43:47 AM PDT by JamesP81 (George Orwell's 1984 was a warning, not a suggestion)
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To: jalisco555
I’ve never understood why everyone slams MoDo’s looks. Her writing talent, her intelligence, sure, but I actually think she’s very attractive, especially for her age.

Indeed, she's not a bad looking woman, but I think it's her attractiveness on the inside people tend to comment negatively on. The woman basically defines the concept 'harridan'.
37 posted on 08/18/2008 10:46:51 AM PDT by JamesP81 (George Orwell's 1984 was a warning, not a suggestion)
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To: y6162
Modo slept her way to the top with every boss at the NYT.

Not every boss.

38 posted on 08/18/2008 11:02:41 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Dr.Deth

I don’t get it..splain Lucy....


39 posted on 08/18/2008 11:15:55 AM PDT by y6162 (uot)
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To: thulldud; y6162; JamesP81

ok,didn’t know about MoDo and Douglas,now it makes sense,thanx for the background


40 posted on 08/18/2008 12:03:12 PM PDT by shooter223 (the government should fear the citizens......not the other way around)
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To: y6162
You must like her slutty, gimme another scotch look.

LOL, why maybe I do.

41 posted on 08/18/2008 12:07:20 PM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: shooter223

I only come here for the articles........riiiiight.


42 posted on 08/18/2008 12:07:36 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: JamesP81
Indeed, she's not a bad looking woman, but I think it's her attractiveness on the inside people tend to comment negatively on. The woman basically defines the concept 'harridan'.

There's a reason why she has driven away all the men in her life and why the only comfort she'll get in her old age will be from her cats. I just never quite got all the criticism of her looks here.

43 posted on 08/18/2008 12:11:48 PM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: JamesP81

“MoDo used to be in a relationship with Michael Douglas.... I think the concept here at FR is to associate MoDo threads with CZJ pics because it’s believed she sometimes reads FR, and no one wants to miss a chance to remind her that her rabid feminism ran off her last significant other.”

Oh it’s worse than that. Modo’s columns scathingly tore Bill and Hill apart over Monicagate. Bill sent Douglas in to.. umm ..straighten Moddo out. All of a sudden, they’re a pair, photo in Page Six. all lovey dovey.

Modo’s columns suddenly switch to the theme that Ken Starr is a right wing, sex crazed fanatic. Douglas’ work is done, so he dumps her for CZJ.

Modo sold her soul out for a little Hollywood nooky.


44 posted on 08/18/2008 12:13:09 PM PDT by y6162 (uot)
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To: y6162

That’s Arthur Ochs “Pinch” Sulzberger, owner of the New York Times. His preference in sleeping partners would not include anyone of Maureen Dowd’s gender.


45 posted on 08/18/2008 10:38:58 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: y6162

“Modo sold her soul out for a little Hollywood nooky.”

And THEN she started those whacky columns about what men really want and why do they wind up with stupid women with no ambition but to be MOTHERS (the horror!).
That men are AFRAID of real women - smart women!


46 posted on 08/18/2008 10:46:14 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: jalisco555

I’m with you- I think MoDo is kinda hot.... too bad about the brain, though


47 posted on 08/19/2008 9:26:00 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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