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Posts by sarcastro

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  • 'Stephen Colbert's sister' represents the worst of American politics

    04/10/2013 8:48:51 AM PDT · 1 of 8
    sarcastro
    Forgetting the pros and (many) cons of Mark Sanford. One thing that's been overlooked in this race is just how brazen Stephen Colbert has been about the level of support, if not worship, he gets from large pockets of the population. Even worse, the media are afraid to call him out on it, lest he make fun of them. ("Stephen, how are you so much better at telling the truth than we are?") Colbert stopped lampooning a self-absorbed blowhard and became one himself some time ago. I can barely watch the show anymore, but when I do, it seem his "jokes" these days are little more than self-righteous statements designed to get hoots and hollers of approval from his audience. I'm just wondering what kind of segments Colbert would have if O'Reilly actively pushed for HIS sister to get elected.
  • Most Obnoxious Press Questions For Obama: A Roundup (barf alert)

    03/24/2009 10:21:34 PM PDT · 1 of 7
    sarcastro
    This is what I put on their message board. Gee, I wonder if they'll post it. I'm not holding my breath:

    What you call "obnoxious press questions", most of us- even a lot of Democrats- call "freedom of the press". I'm sure you wouldn't have a problem with it had these questions been posed to a Republican. It's also quite ironic that Gawker.com, of all sites, would call OTHERS in the media "obnoxious". (pot, kettle, etc.) When you get away from celebrity gossip, and move on (no pun intended) to politics, you just sound like a bunch of hyperpartisans. Give us all a break, and stick to what you know best, will you?

  • Compare and Contrast (Sullivan says Bush & Cheney "more brutal" than the gestapo)

    03/17/2009 4:01:52 AM PDT · 1 of 16
    sarcastro
    How do you feel about this? Let Andrew know at andrew@theatlantic.com. Though you are certainly free to do and say what you want, please TRY to refrain from 1) making comments about his sexuality, 2) wishing him actual harm- though that last one may be ESPECIALLY difficult, when he compares our former President & VP to the Gestapo and sanctimonously states, "That's who we are. That's what we've become." No, Andrew- just you. And he calls Glenn Beck insane?!

    Also, please remind Andrew that Bush & Cheney never dunked soldiers in water to see how long it would take them to die, set up death camps, and- oh yes- never sent HIM to one! (guess his sexuality CAN be somewhat relevant here) Yeah yeah- he'll probably respond that he was "only" talking about interrogation techniques. If he does that, make sure to let him know how full of **it he is- by bringing up Nazis, he knows exactly what he was doing.

    One more thing- remind him that he supported the Iraq War, and no amount of shilling for the ultra-ultra-ultra-left will EVER take that away.

  • Drudge Report Showcases the Least Sympathetic Populist Rage Ever

    02/19/2009 3:37:24 PM PST · 16 of 29
    sarcastro to sbMKE

    They may set the bar low, but apparently not low enough for me! I still haven’t seen my comment posted, and all I did was call them out on their left-wing hackery (and said it much more nicely than that on their site).

  • Drudge Report Showcases the Least Sympathetic Populist Rage Ever

    02/19/2009 2:39:59 PM PST · 11 of 29
    sarcastro to sarcastro

    also, I received an automated response that I would need to “audition” before posting. Yes, they actually used that word...

  • Drudge Report Showcases the Least Sympathetic Populist Rage Ever

    02/19/2009 2:36:47 PM PST · 10 of 29
    sarcastro to pgkdan

    I noticed that Gawker hasn’t published my comment, which was somewhat harsh, but respectful. We all know how open-minded those open-minded liberals are about opinions that don’t sync up with their own!

  • Drudge Report Showcases the Least Sympathetic Populist Rage Ever

    02/19/2009 2:16:57 PM PST · 1 of 29
    sarcastro
    freep this site! Show leftwing Gawker what you think of this "least sympathetic populist outrage ever"!
  • Taking Yes For An Answer

    12/19/2008 9:11:30 PM PST · 12 of 12
    sarcastro to sarcastro

    Since it looks like my original commentary was deleted (was that part of the copyright issue?), I’ll just say it again- my problem here is that he has become a caricature of his already ridiculous self. If Sullivan has a cold cup of coffee, he finds a way to blame Dubbya for it. He is the most shrill commentator around, but all of a sudden he just happens to finds “reason” at the moment his savior does something that he considers unsavory. I also enjoyed his comment that he can’t be a “real Christian” if he doesn’t embrace Warren, so to speak. I’m sure his fellow gays & lesbians would object to not being “real Christians” for not meeting this standard. Plus, after years and years of Sullivan screaming about people that do not accept the gay agenda 100+%, now he decides, “Welllll...maybe we should be more tolerant”? And he calls HUGH HEWITT a hack?! What a hypocrite, and what a blowhard...again, so to speak...

  • Taking Yes For An Answer

    12/19/2008 9:02:59 PM PST · 11 of 12
    sarcastro to Admin Moderator

    My apologies. I post here roughly twice a year, and just forgot the rules. And sorry for the uber-capitalization- I guess if I’m commenting on a shrill blogger, I should make it a point not to become one!

  • McCain on Glenn Beck Now (Live Thread)

    10/14/2008 7:47:22 PM PDT · 31 of 31
    sarcastro to Texas4ever

    Though I agree with some of his views- especially about the collapse of our faux economy- it seems like Glenn Beck is a little bit of a weasel. He had Huckabee on his show, and it bordered on lovefest. Then, Glenn tore Huckabee to shreds every chance he got. Ben Stein has been on Glenn’s show many, many times, about the economy, yet Glenn never confronted Ben on his cheerleading for financial stocks last year! And now this; years of McCain bashing, followed by a cordial interview, followed by complaining! Hey Glenn, say it to their faces!

  • Andrew Sullivan links Bush & co.'s Iran position with Osama's! (see for yourself)

    05/20/2008 4:26:31 PM PDT · 1 of 4
    sarcastro
    3 questions for Andrew:

    1) Since Roosevelt was against Hitler, and Stalin was against Hitler, would it have been fair to make the Roosevelt to Stalin analogy, as you've done with Bush/Cheney to Osama?

    2) Since you've been so infuriated at Bush & Cheney, based in part on your perception of their attitude towards the gay movement, and given IRAN'S policy towards gay people- which, rumor has it, is quite a bit worse- why wouldn't you loathe Iran, as well?

    3) Given how angrily and forcefully you've reacted to just about ANY criticism levelled at Obama, how would you feel if a conservative pundit linked him to OSAMA BIN LADEN, as you've done with Bush & Cheney (and Lieberman), even in "jest"? Just wondering.

  • Recession, recession, where's the recession?

    05/09/2008 2:26:40 PM PDT · 33 of 33
    sarcastro to envisio

    The credit spigots are still on! That’s why we’re still seeing this nonsense- not because the economy is still strong. Most people are out of money. When the credit card companies start suffering the same fate as the subprime mortgage, all the borrowers will whine yet again on how they “were tricked” into taking those loans, and around and around we go...

  • Recession, recession, where's the recession?

    05/09/2008 2:23:50 PM PDT · 32 of 33
    sarcastro to Mr. Jeeves

    Larry Elder used to (correctly) chide Bill Maher for calling himself a libertarian. Well, Larry should do the same thing for himself. I know, I know- he calls himself a “Republitarian” now- whatever the heck THAT’S supposed to be. But come on. He should just be honest his listeners, his readers, and most important of all, himself, and drop the “tarian” part altogether. Yes, of COURSE there’s liberal media bias, but no, that does NOT explain allt he negativity! How can a libertarian be so trusting of these awful government statistics, that say there’s no inflation?! That ALONE skewers the GDP number. I could go on, but this whole thing can be summed up in one sentence- Elder became an infomercial for the Bush administration a long time ago.

  • My email to Andrew Sullivan

    05/04/2008 10:00:53 PM PDT · 1 of 1
    sarcastro
  • Obama-Clinton, a hate-filled dream ticket

    05/04/2008 9:57:22 PM PDT · 64 of 71
    sarcastro to brushcop

    Here’s my email to Andrew Sullivan:

    “That’s a shame - because Obama clearly represents, whatever his faults, a different racial politics than that of Jackson, Sharpton and the past.” (that’s Andy’s quote. my response below)

    and what are those “faults” you speak of? I’d like to know, Andrew. Really, ‘cause I haven’t seen much about that from you. And now you’re giving Democrats advice on how to heal the divide by bringing HILLARY to the VP slot?! Wow, have your priorities changed. I mean, your style hasn’t, but your priorities have. Also, after basically writing off Hillary as the devil (one of the few points of yours I still agree with these days), it seems worse than cynical for you to want to bring her to the fold, just to have your hero win the nomination. And what’s worse than cynical? I’ll give you a hint- it starts with “R” and ends with “ovian”.

    One other thing, when your admiring reader Wrights that Obama “appeals to Republicans (like yourself)”, how in the world do you not correct him? You’re a lot things Andrew, some of them even good. But you are certainly no Republican these days. I think that’s one thing you and I can agree on, no?

  • Powell: We Are Losing In Iraq

    12/17/2006 9:29:35 PM PST · 90 of 90
    sarcastro to jnsun

    Colin Powell is, and has always been, a Democrat. He never liked George W, they were just using each other; Dubbya wanted Colin's popularity, Colin wanted a platform to advertise his "doctrine". He was the Barack Obama of the 90's. Remember how he insulted Republicans about affirmative action at the 2000 convention? Remember how he said he'd work for Gore? Remember how his apologists on talk-radio kept acting like he was one of them, regardless of what he said? The whole thing was pathetic, and no one should be surprised by what he's saying to the media. The only real interest I have about Powell is why he is a registered Republican, when he clearly believes in NOTHING conservatives believe.

  • Fox Fires Lyons for Insensitive Comment

    10/14/2006 10:57:11 PM PDT · 15 of 19
    sarcastro to Romney08

    Pinella isn't white?! Since when?

    Seriously, I hope he doest the right thing and speak up on this madness...

  • Market May Cool Oil Frenzy-Greenspan

    04/05/2005 7:37:56 PM PDT · 8 of 8
    sarcastro to oceanview

    "Although incoming inflation data are somewhat elevated, a portion of the increase in recent months appears to have been due to transitory factors" -Alan and Friends, June 2004

    If the media scrutinized him 1/10th as badly as the rest of the Bush administration- let alone MISREPRESENTED- Alan's career would be over. He may not be a political hack, but he is a hack.

  • GET OUT OF GOLD! Head for the exits! (Commentary)

    12/16/2004 12:23:18 AM PST · 48 of 58
    sarcastro to blackbart.223

    "I've heard that it occasionally suffers from "melt-down."
    Like most commodities.






    As opposed to stocks, which NEVER go down?! (see crash, 2000-2002)

    It's hilarious to watch the guy who wrote this article congratulate himself over his "advice" to buy gold three years ago, as he screams to sell the stuff now because "everyone" is into it. Except one problem- everyone is STILL into stocks and real estate! Nothing has changed. These people are worse than Wiley Coyote.

    Save this article, and take a look at it in 3 years. Stock and real estate holders will need a good laugh.

  • RADIOACTIVE STERN THREATENS TO QUIT

    03/18/2004 5:47:07 PM PST · 57 of 58
    sarcastro to NYCVirago
    He did, but I guess they made up, and now Howard tells his fans to leave him alone. Well, that was 2 or 3 years ago, already, so who knows? Maybe the feud is on again. Either way, the FCC IS wrong, and Howard IS acting like a baby. Both things ARE possible at the same time.
  • RADIOACTIVE STERN THREATENS TO QUIT

    03/16/2004 2:12:49 PM PST · 52 of 58
    sarcastro to NYCVirago
    Howard can be fun to listen to (sometimes), but he's a major egomaniac, and not just because of the reasons often cited. So the FCC are doing what they always do- being the culture police- and all of a sudden, Howard decides that Bush "stole the election", is "raping the environment", and is probably going to blame him for Howard's divorce next. He always does this when anyone dares say anything negative about him in the press. I remember when Howard found out that the "J-E-T-S" guy at the Meadowlands didn't really like him, and Howard said to Baba-Booey, "Oh yeah? What does the guy do for a living?" When BB replied that the guy was a fireman, Howard was SOOOOOOOooooooooooo disappointed that he couldn't rank on the guy's job, since firefighting is what it is. And that brings us back to the whole Bush problem- he goes after people personally (and viciously), instead of just sticking to the merits of the case. So the FCC is after you. What does that have to do with the environment? So nice that you've picked this very moment to become concerned, Howie!

    And yeah, he did start dating young bimbos after getting divorced, after ranking on Imus about it for years and years. Of course, he wouldn't have had a problem with it, if Imus had just been a good boy and said nice things about Howard. Just ask Chevy Chase!

  • Is it just me, or...?

    03/15/2004 8:50:19 PM PST · 1 of 4
    sarcastro
  • Bush in Verbal Japan Deflation-Devaluation Debacle

    02/18/2002 3:48:50 AM PST · 4 of 18
    sarcastro to Oldeconomybuyer
    Don't you love that in an article that supposed to be about business, this guy finds a not-so-subtle way to slip in seemingly every single gaffe George Bush (both of them) have had over their careers?! And ya gotta love how he throws Reagan in there- June 1987? Does anyone remember some sort of market "frenzy"? The history books sure don't. Man! This guy's got SOME memory, I gotta tell ya!

    Getting back to Bush's verbal slip, I'm still trying to figure out which market he sent "wobbling" with his statement- they all look about where they should be to me.

  • Ron Paul: Monetary Freedom and Accountability Act

    02/16/2002 9:51:28 PM PST · 9 of 9
    sarcastro to David
    At this point, I doubt that either Congress or the American people recognize how serious the risk is of a monetary meltdown.

    You're right. But at least we understand how serious the risk is. So, once Greenspan's market manipulation power runs out once and for all, and gold REALLY rallies, those paying attention will be rewarded for it.

    And by the way, all you genius CNBC "expert" market analysts- you want to see a REAL budding bull market? Check this out. Bull markets don't start when Maria Bartiromo screams, "This is a bottom! BUY BUY BUY!" Market bottoms come when the majority of the sheeple aren't expecting it.

  • Ron Paul: Monetary Freedom and Accountability Act

    02/15/2002 6:02:03 PM PST · 5 of 9
    sarcastro to Norvokov
    Screw that, just place the dollar on a new gold standard.

    How would we do that, given how badly it's been manipulated for the past 30-90 years?

  • Ron Paul: Monetary Freedom and Accountability Act

    02/15/2002 5:51:41 PM PST · 4 of 9
    sarcastro to spoosman
    Amen, Brother Paul! I wonder what all the other so-called conservatives and libertarians have to say about this. You know who I mean- guys like Kudlow and Limbaugh, who completely ignore REAL statistics (like P/E ratios) and just tell us nonsense like buying overvalued stocks is the cornerstone of capitalism. When the stocks inevitabely lose half their value, they'll just find a way to blame Clinton and Greespan- completely forgetting that they themsleves had no idea what they were talking about.
  • David Horowitz Rewrites the Past

    01/23/2002 8:30:13 PM PST · 248 of 331
    sarcastro to LoisHunt
    "The "Jewish problem" is just another name for the fact that Jews are the most universally hated and persecuted ethnic group in history." -David Horowitz

    Wow! This is the SAME David Horowitz who's always screaming about Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, exploiting their peoples' sense of rage and victimization for their own personal gain? And now, he's telling us that Jews are- not WERE, mind you, but ARE- the "most universally hated and persecuted" of all people?! Talk about the pot calling the kettle black! (no pun intended)

    By no means am I a fan of Hamas, Arafat or the Palestinian Authority, but the idea that Israel is "the victim" is laughable- especially coming from a guy who's always complaining about false claims of victimization. Besides, for a guy who's part of this most hated and persecuted group, Mr. Horowitz seems to be doing ok for himself.

  • Lauren Bush Appears on "Friends" Episode

    01/20/2002 10:10:23 PM PST · 3 of 10
    sarcastro to paltz
    Guess she didn't hear (or didn't care) about Jennifer Anniston eloquently referring to Uncle George as a "f*cking idiot." -or something to that effect
  • Was the Drudge Report hacked? Links to pro-Clinton stories confuse loyal Drudge haters.

    01/11/2002 10:04:54 PM PST · 10 of 10
    sarcastro to TLBSHOW
    I was really curious about the rest of the article, but there's no way I'm paying Salon 35 bucks to get it.
  • Military prowess owes debt to Clinton (Barf alert- the title pretty much speaks for itself)

    01/10/2002 12:46:51 AM PST · 1 of 18
    sarcastro
    This guy wants to give Clinton all the credit for our military campaign, yet he wants to blame BUSH for the economy?! There's something wrong with this guy's logic, to say the least. You can e-mail this clown at dzweifel@madison.com (it's on the web-page).
  • McCain yells,"Next up Baghdad!" (excerpt)

    01/09/2002 7:00:40 PM PST · 12 of 12
    sarcastro to Cobra64
    Personally, I agree that we should nail Iraq next. However, W should take McCain out behind the woodshed and beat the crap out of him for opening his mouth like that. Does McCain think he's President?

    You have such venomous contempt for McCain that even when you agree with him, you actually fantasize Dubbya between him up! And BEHIND THE WOODSHED no less!

    So WHAT if he's not President? He's got every right to express himself, just like Thompson, Hagel, and yes- even Liebermann have. Personally, McCain's opinion is far more re-assuring than Hagel's at this point. Chuck, you're a REPUBLICAN! Don't worry about what Europe thinks of what we do.

  • Safire’s Courage

    01/07/2002 6:54:50 PM PST · 1 of 14
    sarcastro
    ANOTHER Safire-bashing article, huh Jonah? Is this all he can write about now? Whenever somebody has something moderately negative to say about his wife's boss, Jonah is obliged to write a WHOLE COLUMN about that person?! I wonder if he's going to write a negative column about Saturday Night Live next, since they lampooned Ashcroft. As for Bill Safire's article itself, it looked pretty good to me.
  • We're winning with the military legacy of Bill Clinton (only read this if you're a masochist)

    01/04/2002 10:52:29 PM PST · 1 of 14
    sarcastro
    I haven't seen anything THIS disgustingly pro-Clinton in a while. The depths of his Clinton-worshipping (and Republican/Reagan bashing) make Bill Maher look like Rush Limbaugh.
  • Freedom’s Commander-in-Chief: Former Foe Explains Why Bush is Man of Year (John McCain)

    12/19/2001 9:43:29 PM PST · 12 of 23
    sarcastro to SharonLorraine; OldFriend; katherineisgreat
    There is nothing that this man can say to win even the SLIGHTEST BIT OF PRAISE from you people. If McCain has even a remote criticism of Bush, it is part of some scheme to undermine President Bush, leave the Republican party, win more affection from the media and take over the Presidency himself. When McCain gives Bush a 21 gun salute, it is really a scheme to undermine him, leave the Republican party, win more affection from the media and take over the Presidency himself. The Keating Five scandal was also a scheme to undermine Bush, leave the Republican Party, win more affection from the media and take over the Presidency. Getting captured in Vietnam was a scheme to undermine Bush, leave the...well, you get the idea.

    Just give the guy a break already. He makes me mad sometimes, too. But it's important to give credit where credit is due. McCain is being generous to his sometimes-foe because he just knows it's the right thing to do. It'd be nice if you folks could do the same...

  • Liberals: Stop comparing Ashcroft to McCarthy

    12/19/2001 8:05:41 PM PST · 9 of 20
    sarcastro to Justin Raimondo
    Goldberg doesn't mention that he is married to Ashcroft's main advisor and top speechwriter.Well, that'd certainly explain why Jonah brought up an argument that'd been relatively dormant for about a week now. He probably got a foot-rub out of the deal. Conservative cheerleading is as dishonest and annoying as liberal media bias- especially when it's done by in-laws.

    By the way, a pretty good critique of this can be found here.

  • Hate-Me Crimes- A self-loathing multiculturalist gets what's coming to him ~ WSJ.

    12/14/2001 3:26:36 AM PST · 3 of 14
    sarcastro to Elle Bee
    This guy's the best! If it weren't for all those lamentable anti-Miami-relatives columns from 1.5 years ago, Mr. Steyn's record would be spotless. He's by far the most clever and convincing writer around.
  • Spin works its way into liberal harping on Enron

    12/14/2001 3:04:34 AM PST · 1 of 3
    sarcastro
    Well said- and Spinsanity's not even CLOSE to being a conservative site.
  • Chris Matthews: War vs. Saddam a Big Mistake

    12/04/2001 12:22:32 AM PST · 57 of 59
    sarcastro to kattracks
    What we shouldn't be ready to do is attack a country before it attacks us.

    Matthews, who always seemed like a sort of reasonable Democrat, displays his flower-power in full force here. Of all the weak "Don't Bomb Iraq" articles out there, this is by FAR the worst. I can't believe what a...I'm thinking of a nice word here...WIMP that Matthews is! I mean- WOW!

    I also love how Chris used the horror it would cause the Iraqi people...yeah, Matthews, as opposed to the paradise that they're living in now. Gee, I guess he doesn't watch too much MSNBC; otherwise, he'd see how ecstatic the people of Afghanistan are. I can't say anymore...this article is so pathetic, it speaks for itself. I've lost all respect for Chris Matthews.

  • Kristol: Embrace Taiwan

    12/03/2001 10:39:17 PM PST · 5 of 9
    sarcastro to LarryLied
    "Ever notice how certain writers just make you sick to your stomach? Not sick in the puke up your guts sick but just sick all over. A general malaise. Bill Kristol wrote something above but I don't know what it is. I didn't read it. I know many of you will call this small minded and prejudiced and this and that. But after so many years of reading garbage, I get sick of Mr Kristol. Enough is enough. Ever notice how Bill Kristol, Gary Bauer, John McCain and Jonah Goldberg are never in the same room together? Why is that? They all sound alike. They all think alike and they all, when they write at all, pen the same insipid thoughts. Excuse me while I vomit. This is Andy Rooney, signing out from one of the few lucid moments I have had in the last 30 years....hey...Billy!....John!...let's do lunch!"

    Well, you're partially right. Everyone you mentioned above screams about how we should take over the world and blow up every country, yet they didn't put on their country's uniform one time in their entire lives (with the notable exception of McCain, of course). But you know, that doesn't mean they don't have a good point or two. Taiwan should be defended from the evil Chinese Empire; I don't know how, but it should be done. And I just hope we don't turn to Colin Powell (a guy who DID serve, but you'd never know it by the way he acts) for the solution.

  • Powell Says 'Moment of Truth' for Arafat

    12/02/2001 3:45:13 PM PST · 33 of 130
    sarcastro to Bill Rice
    I caught that too. Colin Powell is a jackass if he really believes that.

    Hmm, maybe it gives us some "deniability" for after GW tells Israel to go ahead and kick palestinian ass?

    Go with your first instinct. It's time to stop rationalize that every single asinine Colin Powell statement is part of some larger "plan" of the Administration. Hey Dubbya- either you're with us, or you're with the State Department!

  • Media Under Public Barrage Over Content of War Coverage

    11/20/2001 2:55:51 AM PST · 3 of 6
    sarcastro to jalisco555
    Awwwwwww, poor media. *sigh* These guys just don't get it, do they? They are NOT out of favor because a few wackos think they are committing treason, or giving away military secrets. They are out of favor because they are trying to relive the "glory days" of Vietnam- when they came out looking more insightful than anybody with their endless pessimissm, and second-guessing of our government. And this time, they have proven WRONG!

    If the media are really interested in why people are fed up with them, they ought to look a recent article from their collegue, Mark Steyn. Tough love is just what these guys need.

  • Sept. 11 Attacks Refocused the Spotlight (Gag Alert)

    11/20/2001 2:40:37 AM PST · 5 of 8
    sarcastro to Always Right
    ROTFL.....Mrs. Bill Clinton's negative polling numbers have skyrocketed since Sept. 11, from about 35% to 55%. What is this fool talking about?

    Amen. I guess he didn't see Hitlery getting booed at MSG. But, in Berke's defense, not many did; after all, CBS editted it out.

    I also thought his comment about Powell was galling- RUMSFELD is the man of the hour. If anything, this whole thing proved, once and for all, that Colin Powell is vastly overrated. Thank goodness that President Bush is starting to understand this, too.

  • Our friends in Afghanistan (Trying to save face, Robert?)

    11/19/2001 12:47:31 AM PST · 1 of 3
    sarcastro
    What is going ON with this guy? Look, this is relevant stuff- except maybe that uncharacteristically sentimental last paragraph (we all feel for those who might have to go over there, but that's their job). Nonetheless, it seems that all Novak has been doing is spreading misery around about this battle against terrorism.

    I think Bob is just trying to save face. He was screaming "quagmire! quagmire!" at the top of his lungs last week. Now that he's been proved wrong, he's kind of saying, "Well...er, it's still a quagmire, because now, we have to deal with the Northern Alliance, and they're bad, too!" Tell that to the people dancing in the street of Kabul, Mr. Novak.

    One other thing- doesn't it seem like the right-wing pundits who are the most gloom-and-doom about our war on terror have been notoriously skeptical (to use a nice word) of Israel? Novak, Charlie Reese, and Pat Buchanan all come to mind.

  • Mark Steyn: We are at war with the losers

    11/18/2001 11:59:38 PM PST · 91 of 91
    sarcastro to Pokey78
    Awesome article- although, just to nitpick for a second, I can do without Steyn saying that China is actually on our side for this fight. Nonetheless, this has got to be the best article on this topic by FAR! The American version is even better; Steyn uses a word that you don't see all too often in a major newspaper (see the first paragraph where he talks about Dowd)!
  • Our victory has proved the pessimists utterly wrong

    11/16/2001 1:04:10 PM PST · 5 of 26
    sarcastro to kattracks
    And did anyone see the Afghans screaming, "Why are you bombing us?! Why have insulted our religion like this?" How 'bout all those Iranian, Palestinian, and Syrian protestors, screaming, "We weren't going to fight you. But, by retalliating for what happened to your country, you have emboldened us to fight. The Arab street is ready to fight you in the name of Allah!!!" Yeah, I didn't see it either.

    And one more thing I didn't see for the first time in a while- those Arab-American leaders (and many of their followers) going on TV, telling us how horrible, awful, terrible, it was that we were bombing Afghanistan. (ie. "What happened on 9/11 was horrible, BUT......") Gee, guys, your bretheren in Afghanistan didn't seem to think the bombing and their subsequent liberation was so horrible. So next time, James Zogby and those like him- keep your mouths shut.

  • Mark McGwire retires after frustrating season

    11/11/2001 8:20:35 PM PST · 10 of 62
    sarcastro to Pokey78
    Wow- I don't know of too many guys who can hit below .200 and STILL have 29 homeruns! That's gotta be some kind of record.
  • Abdullah's peace plan: Arabs would guarantee Israel's security

    11/11/2001 8:16:43 PM PST · 27 of 53
    sarcastro to mississippi red-neck
    ...or protecting Elian Gonzalez from oppression!
  • Study of Disputed Florida Ballots Finds Justices Did Not Cast the Deciding Vote

    11/11/2001 7:38:43 PM PST · 29 of 93
    sarcastro to PianoMan
    Haven't there been, like, at least THREE other "final" recounts already? I'm not being sarcastic- I remember around March where there was one of these "Bush would have one", and then there was another one in the late Spring, then there was one from the Miami Herald. So, what gives here?

    And when we the next "final" recount be?

  • Dowd: Talkin' Ain't Fightin'

    11/10/2001 4:44:13 PM PST · 33 of 33
    sarcastro to Pokey78
    But the stories about the lame rebel force with its wooden saddles and line of old Russian tanks get sillier and sillier, like scenes out of the Marx Brothers or Woody Allen's "Bananas."

    Guess Maureen doesn't read her own paper! Come on- admit it, honey! You WANTED the Northern Alliance to fail! You had some clever punchline that you couldn't WAIT to share with us. Now, we'll never know what it was. (sigh)

  • That Yankee Magic (Dowd alert)

    11/03/2001 6:21:40 PM PST · 8 of 17
    sarcastro to Diogenesis
    As usual, Dowd blames EVERYONE except her love, Clinton,

    To be fair, Clinton didn't always escape Dowd's cynical, shrill liberal venom. Also, even though she seems to sink to new depths of self-caricature with each new article, I think she has some good points. Her cynicism about how we're losing the war (?!!!) after 4 weeks is pathetic. But there have been too many setbacks to ignore, and it's not just Dowd and her buddies who are writing these types of columns; even well-informed conservatives like Robert Novak (as opposed to pompous conservatives like William Kristol) have reported in detail about the failures of the C.I.A..