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  • Trump blasts 'neurotic' New York Times columnist

    09/17/2016 12:07:26 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 59 replies ^ | September 17, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to blast New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, calling her “a neurotic dope." “Wacky @NYTimesDowd, who hardly knows me, makes up things that I never said for her boring interviews and column. A neurotic dope!” Trump tweeted.
  • Trump in the Dumps

    06/18/2016 10:11:46 PM PDT · by Enchante · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/19/2016 | Maureen Dowd
    BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH damn that Catherine Zeta Jones
  • Trump admits 'mistake' in Tweet of Ted Cruz's Wife

    04/03/2016 5:39:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 420 replies
    KWWL ^ | 04/03/2016 | Luis Castillo
    (NBC) - Donald Trump says he regrets retweeting an unflattering photo of the wife of rival Ted Cruz, a rare move for the Republican front-runner more known for his boasts than backtracking. "Yeah, it was a mistake," Trump told New York Times. "If I had to do it again, I wouldn't have sent it." The retweet set off a war of words between the two candidates, and gave fresh fuel to Democratic candidates and other critics who marveled at a Republican presidential race that had descended into a fight over the candidates' wives. Trump retweeted the photo compilation showing an...
  • Trump to NYT on Heidi Cruz retweet: 'Yeah, it was a mistake'

    04/02/2016 3:04:13 PM PDT · by McGruff · 123 replies
    CNN ^ | April 2, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    Donald Trump admitted to The New York Times on Saturday that retweeting an unflattering photo of Heidi Cruz was a mistake and that he would not do it again if given the opportunity. "Yeah, it was a mistake," he told columnist Maureen Dowd. "If I had to do it again, I wouldn't have sent it." Dowd was asking about an incident last month in which Trump retweeted a picture of Cruz, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's wife, during a spat involving a nude photo of Trump's wife, Melania, that was circulated by an anti-Trump super PAC.
  • Maureen Dowd: Reigning Cats and Dogs

    01/17/2016 8:33:26 AM PST · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 16, 2016 | Maureen Dowd
    After running as a man last time around, Hillary Clinton is now running as a woman. Matthew Dowd, the former W. strategist who became an independent, says Hillary got it backward: She should have run as a woman in 2008, when she was beating back a feminized antiwar candidate. And she should have run as a man this time, when Americans feel beleaguered and scared and yearn for something "big and masculine and strong," as Dowd put it. Despite the deafening dearth of excitement among younger women, Hillary has cast herself as Groundbreaking Granny.
  • Introducing Donald Trump, Diplomat

    08/16/2015 5:43:22 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 16,2015 | Maureen Dowd
    I’m trying to tell the freshly minted pol that Megyn Kelly had the right to ask him a question in the debate on how he talks about women, and that she should be tough on the front-runner. He’s not buying it. In fact, in his stubborn “I win, you lose” way, he has an assistant come over to hand me a printout of Gabriel Sherman’s New York magazine piece headlined “How Roger Ailes Picked Trump, and Fox News’ Audience, Over Megyn Kelly.” But the 69-year-old is trying hard not to bare his claws at any women right now. His wife,...
  • An Open Letter to (Dowd)

    03/14/2015 1:15:11 PM PDT · by oleus · 121 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/14/2015 | Maureen Dowd
  • With the Clintons, Only the Shadow Knows

    03/07/2015 3:27:30 PM PST · by Usagi_yo · 7 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/7/15 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON — SOMEWHERE in Smithsonian storage sits a portrait of Bill Clinton with two odd features: He is standing next to a shadow meant to conjure Monica Lewinsky’s blue dress, and he is not wearing his gold wedding ring.
  • Axelrod: ‘Patronizing and Disrespectful’ Obama Chewed Out Maureen Dowd

    02/11/2015 7:44:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Daily Beast's Power Play Blog ^ | February 10, 2015 | Lloyd Grove
    When David Axelrod published his memoir he hoped it would be seen as a respectable political memoir. Naturally, everyone just wants the bitchiest dish.President Obama despises Maureen Dowd—absolutely loathes the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist. He’s annoyed by Mitt Romney. And the president’s messaging guru and top gun, David Axelrod, has little regard for Mark Penn, Hillary Clinton’s erstwhile chief strategist. Those are a few of the gossipy take-aways from Believer: My Forty Years in Politics, Axelrod’s hotly-anticipated (by political junkies) memoir that goes on sale today. Yet those anecdotes represent just the sort of slicing and dicing of...
  • Maureen Dowd: Anchors Aweigh (Brian Williams)

    02/07/2015 7:25:42 PM PST · by EveningStar · 67 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 7, 2015 | Maureen Dowd
    THIS was a bomb that had been ticking for a while. NBC executives were warned a year ago that Brian Williams was constantly inflating his biography. They were flummoxed over why the leading network anchor felt that he needed Hemingwayesque, bullets-whizzing-by flourishes to puff himself up, sometimes to the point where it was a joke in the news division. But the caustic media big shots who once roamed the land were gone, and “there was no one around to pull his chain when he got too over-the-top,” as one NBC News reporter put it.
  • Not Just a Movie (Selma: Maureen Dowd labels depiction of LBJ as "Artful Falsehood)

    01/19/2015 6:58:09 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 88 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 17 Jan 15 | maureen dowd
    I WENT Friday morning to see “Selma” and found myself watching it in a theater full of black teenagers.Thanks to donations, D.C. public school kids got free tickets to the first Hollywood movie about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday weekend — an effort that was duplicated for students around the country. The kids did plenty of talking and texting, and plenty of fighting over whether there was too much talking and texting. Slowly but surely, though, the crowd was drawn in by the Scheherazade skills of the “Selma” director, Ava DuVernay. The horrific scene...
  • Maureen Dowd: Where is Obama's Oval Office avatar?

    07/18/2014 3:18:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | July 17, 2014 | by Maureen Dowd
    The White House likes to use a phrase of tingling adventure to describe the president's recent penchant for wandering the country talking to people: "The bear is loose." There are three problems with this unbearable metaphor: Barack Obama is not in captivity, he's not a bear and he's not loose. As Voltaire said of the Holy Roman Empire, it was "neither Holy, nor Roman, nor an empire." When our whippetlike president travels on Air Force One from staged photo-op to staged photo-op and then to coinciding fundraiser to coinciding fundraiser, encased by the White House travel behemoth and press centipede,...
  • Maureen Dowd’s Weed Candy Experiment Personifies White Privilege

    06/04/2014 4:26:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 68 replies
    Newsone ^ | Jun 4, 2014 | Terrell Jermaine Starr
    Maureen Dowd, author of “Bushworld: Enter at Your Own Risk”, speaks during a panel discussion during a luncheon at the Book Expo America convention, Saturday, June 5, 2004, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey) I never smoked marijuana before, and Maureen Dowd‘s haphazard experience with a weed-laced candy bar in her Denver hotel room certainly isn’t motivating me to book a plane ticket to what is soon to be dubbed the “Mile High State.” The New York Times columnist was in Colorado reporting on the state’s first months of legalized marijuana use when she decided to take what she later learned...
  • Maureen Dowd's marijuana-induced freak out

    06/04/2014 2:49:08 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 77 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4 June 2014 Last updated at 12:21 ET | By Anthony Zurcher
    Maureen Dowd travelled to Colorado in January, ate a bit too much of a marijuana-laced chocolate bar and proceeded to have a Valley-of-the-Dolls-style meltdown in her hotel room. Here's how she describes the experience in her Wednesday New York Times column: "I felt a scary shudder go through my body and brain. I barely made it from the desk to the bed, where I lay curled up in a hallucinatory state for the next eight hours. I was thirsty but couldn't move to get water. Or even turn off the lights. I was panting and paranoid, sure that when the...
  • Why are my posts being deleted?

    02/09/2014 7:09:17 PM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 77 replies
    Vanity | February 9, 2014 | Mutt the Hoople
    Why are my posts about Maureen Dowd being deleted? Was posting a picture of Katherine Zeta-Jones now forbidden?
  • Welcome to Ted Cruz’s Thunderdome

    10/05/2013 4:40:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 5, 2013 | By Maureen Dowd
    The year is 2084, in the capital of the land formerly called North America. The BlackBerrys that were pried from the hands of White House employees in 2013 are now piled up on the Potomac as a flood barrier against the ever-rising tide from melting ice caps. Their owners, unable to check their messages, went insane long ago. Because there was no endgame, the capital’s hunger games ended in a gray void. Because there was no clean bill, now there is only a filthy stench. Because there was no wisdom, now there is only rot. The instigators, it turned out,...
  • Losing the Room [Dowd on Obama]

    09/18/2013 6:38:52 AM PDT · by Third Person · 44 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 17th, 2013 | MoDowd
    WASHINGTON — On the most deadly day here since Sept. 11, 2001, with the capital reeling over the sadly familiar scene of a mass shooting by a madman, the chief executive stepped to the microphones and captured the heartbreak. It wasn’t the chief executive of the nation. It was Dr. Janis Orlowski, the chief operating officer of MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where three of those injured were being treated. “There’s something evil in our society that we as Americans have to work to try and eradicate,” she said, her voice stoic but laced with emotion. President Obama also gave a...
  • Make Up Turned Break Up

    11/27/2012 10:44:11 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 27, 2012 | MAUREEN DOWD
    “If I wanted to be secretary of state,” Collins observed, “I would not go on television and perform what was essentially a political role.” Collins drew up a list of questions to ask Rice at their one-on-one hourlong meeting slated for Wednesday. She wants Rice to explain how she could promote a story “with such certitude” about a spontaneous demonstration over the anti-Muslim video that was so at odds with the classified information to which the ambassador had access. (It was also at odds with common sense, given that there were Al Qaeda sympathizers among the rebel army members that...
  • Obama's Dangerous Consistency

    09/22/2012 4:42:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | September 22, 2012 | Caroline Glick
    On Tuesday, Egypt's chief prosecutor issued arrest warrants against eight US citizens. Their purported crimes relate either to their reported involvement in the production of the Internet movie critical of Islam that has received so much attention over the past 10 days, or to other alleged anti-Islamic activities. One of the US citizens indicted is a woman who converted from Islam to Christianity. According to the Associated Press, Egypt's general prosecution issued a statement announcing that the eight US citizens have been indicted on charges of insulting and publicly attacking Islam, spreading false information, and harming Egyptian national unity. The...
  • Maureen Dowd meets anti-Semitism charge

    09/16/2012 5:35:24 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 73 replies
    Maureen Dowd meets anti-Semitism charge By DYLAN BYERS | 9/16/12 6:42 PM EDT New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd set the Jewish political community on fire today with a column about the Republican ticket's foreign policy proposals that, according to her critics, peddled anti-Semitic imagery. Dowd fairly observed that neither Mitt Romney nor Paul Ryan are experts in the field of foreign policy, but asserted their strategy was orchestrated by a "neocon puppet master" who was leading the neocon effort to "slither back" into power. Such language, to say nothing of the questionable legitimacy of her claims, struck experts on...
  • Cruel Conservatives Throw a Masquerade Ball (barf alert)

    09/03/2012 4:57:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 1, 2012 | Maureen Dowd
    MESSAGE: They care. Republicans care deeply. They really do. They care deeply about making us think that they care deeply. That’s why they knocked themselves out producing a convention that was a colossal hoax.
  • I Can't Take It Anymore (Dowd alert!)

    09/08/2001 5:22:08 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 55 replies · 155+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 09/09/2001 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON If you thought it would be hard for TV to top the Summer of the Insatiable Sharks, Ravenous Bears, Killer Bees and Stampeding Lizzie Grubman, you were wrong. Two networks are racing to air prime-time specials this fall featuring mediums interviewing dead celebrities. As Lisa de Moraes reported in The Washington Post, NBC and ABC are both doing such shows for fall sweeps. "The November of the Chatting Dead," she dryly calls it. In a culture so besotted with celebrity, we were bound to run out of upright luminaries to interview. I may tune in if the mediums manage ...
  • Even Maureen Dowd Dumps on Our Historic Leader!

    06/03/2012 8:57:05 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-3-2012 | MOTUS
    Today’s four words: Et tu, Mo Do? Not again! The president who started off with such dazzle now seems incapable of stimulating either the economy or the voters. His campaign is offering Obama 2012 car magnets for a donation of $10; cat collars reading “I Meow for Michelle” for $12; an Obama grill spatula for $40, and discounted hoodies and T-shirts. How the mighty have fallen. Hey MoDo! They’re all high quality products! ...Cook told Maraniss that she thought Obama’s desire to “play out a superhero life” was “a very strong archetype in his personality.” Well, that certainly does explain...
  • The Sebelius and Dowd Heresy

    06/02/2012 2:33:27 AM PDT · by rhema · 25 replies
    Real Clear Religion ^ | 6/1/12 | Father Robert Barron
    Last week, two prominent Catholic women -- Kathleen Sebelius in an address to the graduates of Georgetown University's public policy school, and Maureen Dowd in a column published in the New York Times -- delivered strong statements about the Church's role in civil society. Dowd's column was more or less a screed, while Sebelius's address was relatively measured in tone. Yet both were marked by some pretty fundamental misunderstandings, which have, sadly, become widespread. Echoing an army of commentators from the last fifty years, Dowd exults in James Joyce's characterization of the Catholic Church (drawn, it appears, from the pages...
  • Maureen Dowd Blows Her Cool

    04/14/2012 10:01:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 91 replies ^ | April 14, 2012 | Brian Birdnow
    Maureen Dowd is a woman of many talents. She is, of course, a New York Times featured columnist, a Pulitzer Prize winning commentator, and the liberals acknowledged Queen of Snark. Ms. Dowd has also completely blown a gasket, if her column of last week (April 5th) is any indication of her psychological-emotional state. In her column of last week entitled, Men In Black, Maureen employs language and phraseology that her fellow liberals would quickly label “hate speech” if it were uttered by their foes. Ms. Dowd assails the Supreme Court in the most personal and vitriolic terms for their...
  • Black robes can't hide the truth

    04/04/2012 6:24:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 106 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | April 3, 2012 | By MAUREEN DOWD
    WASHINGTON — How dare President Barack Obama brush back the Supreme Court like that? Has this former constitutional law instructor no respect for our venerable system of checks and balances? Nah. And why should he? This court, cosseted behind white marble pillars, out of reach of TV, accountable to no one once they give the last word, is well on its way to becoming the one of the most divisive in modern U.S. history. It has squandered even the semi-illusion that it is the unbiased, honest guardian of the Constitution. It is run by hacks dressed up in black robes....
  • Matthew Dowd: Christians Should 'Turn The Other Cheek' And Not Use Guns To Defend Themselves

    03/25/2012 4:46:34 PM PDT · by careyb · 58 replies · 2+ views
    The Hope For America ^ | 3/25/12 | Matthew Dowd
    Video here. Appearing on This Week With Christanne Amanpour George Stephanopoulos, noted theologian Matthew Dowd decried the "irony" that certain legislators and governors who "push for" gun rights also "push for" prayer in school. It actually gets better. Thus spake Dowd: "We wanna be a Christian nation and we wanna act in a Christian manner but, oh by the way, we don't believe in the 'Turn your other cheek' and we don't believe in 'Love your enemy', we believe in loading citizens and basically giving them an opportunity to shoot people." Apologies for his tortured use of the English language...
  • Maureen Dowd: Is Elvis a Mormon?

    03/18/2012 1:01:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 17, 2012 | Maureen Dowd
    TRUST Mitt Romney to be on top of the latest trend of the superrich: the trophy basement. On Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported on the new fashion to look low-key on the outside while digging deep for opulence — carving out subterranean spaces for Turkish baths, Italianate spas, movie theaters, skateboarding ramps, squash courts, discos and golf-simulation centers. The Journal reported that Romney has filed an application to replace his single-story 3,000-square-foot beach house in La Jolla, Calif., with a 7,400-square-foot home featuring an additional 3,600 square feet of finished underground space. It’s a metaphor alert, reinforcing the two...
  • Rick’s Religious Fanaticism

    02/22/2012 9:50:47 PM PST · by darrellmaurina · 70 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2/21/2012 | Maureen Dowd
    Rick Santorum has been called a latter-day Savonarola. That’s far too grand. He’s more like a small-town mullah. “Satan has his sights on the United States of America,” the conservative presidential candidate warned in 2008. “Satan is attacking the great institutions of America, using those great vices of pride, vanity and sensuality as the root to attack all of the strong plants that has so deeply rooted in the American tradition.” When, in heaven’s name, did sensuality become a vice? Next he’ll be banning Barry White. Santorum is not merely engaged in a culture war, but “a spiritual war,” as...
  • Dowd: “Saul Alinsky versus Gordon Gekko”

    01/13/2012 7:18:25 AM PST · by Mustang Driver · 14 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2012 | Don Surber
    Libs think Bain Capital is Mitt Romney’s Achilles heel. In creating more than 100,000 jobs at just 3 of the 77 companies Bain Capital was involved in during his tenure as CEO, Bain had to pull the plug on a factory or two. This means some people are unhappy with Bain Capital and face it, some of them are unionists. Some conservative bloggers worry about those ads even before anyone films them. It is the old Doctor Smith cries of “we are doomed” from Republicans, RINO and Tea Party alike. How can we nominate a candidate who is not perfect?...
  • Making Fun of Mormonism [or not]

    12/31/2011 9:31:32 PM PST · by delacoert · 29 replies
    Religion Dispatches ^ | December 5, 2011 | MAX MUELLER
    Sacred underwear, baptizing holocaust victims, gods of their own planets. When some of America’s most celebrated pundits and public intellectuals talk about Mormons, these are the images that are summoned. Ironically in this “Mormon Moment”—signaled by a hit Broadway musical, polygamous housewives on TLC, and of course two Mormon presidential candidates—Mormons, long considered quintessential “outsiders” to mainstream American culture, today find themselves at the center of the American zeitgeist. Yet it is the Mormons’ supposed theological weirdness that is the centripetal attraction. As Joanna Brooks has noted in these pages, the New York Times recently featured Harold Bloom’s musings on...
  • The Re-election Tango (MoDo Alert)

    09/21/2011 7:17:01 AM PDT · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 5 replies
    nytimes ^ | September 20, 2011 | MAUREEN DOWD
    Whether Bill Clinton is being mischievous or helpful is never entirely clear. But the former president often manages to show the current president just how the game should be played. When Barack Obama was languishing by the phone in July, yearning to hear from John Boehner on the elusive Grand Bargain, the Big Dog advised blowing off the obstructionists in Congress and invoking the 14th Amendment to raise the debt ceiling. Clinton will often forcefully — and feelingly — frame the argument for Obama policies that would help the working class in a way that Obama himself, once hailed as...
  • Sleeping Barry Awakes

    09/11/2011 8:12:20 AM PDT · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 38 replies
    NYT ^ | September 10, 2011 | MAUREEN DOWD
    WOW, what a relief. The president was strong and House Republicans were conciliatory. There was only one teensy-weensy problem: The president is weak and House Republicans are obstructionist. Congressional Republicans, heeding polls indicating that their all-out assault on President Obama was risky, finally tempered their public comments after the jobs speech on Thursday and stopped acting like big jerks. Obama, heeding plummeting polls and beseeching voices from his despairing base, finally deigned to get tough. In the capital of political tactics, it was just another fine day of faking it. The president’s supporters had a single reaction to the fiery...
  • One and Done? (Oh Noz! Says MoDo)

    09/04/2011 6:39:58 AM PDT · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 83 replies
    NYT ^ | September 3, 2011 | MAUREEN DOWD
    ONE day during the 2008 campaign, as Barack Obama read the foreboding news of the mounting economic and military catastrophes that W. was bequeathing his successor, he dryly remarked to aides: “Maybe I should throw the game.” On the razor’s edge of another recession; blocked at every turn by Republicans determined to slice him up at any cost; starting an unexpectedly daunting re-election bid; and puzzling over how to make a prime-time speech about infrastructure and payroll taxes soar, maybe President Obama is wishing that he had thrown the game. ... Obama’s re-election chances depend on painting the Republicans as...
  • Iowa bus trip lands Obama in 'Field of Dashed Dreams', by Maureen Dowd

    08/18/2011 6:21:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 18, 2011 | Maureen Dowd
    The president was in "Afternoon of a Faun" mode, a rural deity playing on his panpipes in the woods. Then, suddenly, he stood very still as he sensed electoral danger. The president looked breezy in khakis and white shirt. But he seemed to tense up as Emily spoke. "So when you ran for office you built a tremendous amount of trust with the American people, that you seemed like someone who wouldn't move the bar on us," Emily said. "And it seems, especially in the last year, as if your negotiating tactics have sort of cut away at that trust...
  • Bill O'Reilly and Maureen Dowd now agree Obama is toast ---Only Tea Party extremism can save him

    07/31/2011 10:43:12 AM PDT · by Signalman · 69 replies ^ | 7/31/2011 | Patrick Roberts
    Bill O'Reilly thinks the only thing that can save the Obama presidency is the extremism of the Tea Party followers in Congress. And he's right. Maureen Dowd compares Obama to Jimmy Carter today in her Sunday New York Times column, clearly overwhelmed by the job, bowing to Republican demands at every turn, out of his depth. And she's right. Both leading Irish American columnists essentially agree that the only thing that can save this ineffectual president is the extremism on the right . The two leading Irish American voices (pictured together at an Irish Central/Irish Voice event above) rarely agree...
  • Why Is He (Obama) Bi? (Sigh)

    06/26/2011 8:51:51 AM PDT · by GunsAndBibles · 23 replies
    New Yuk Times ^ | 6/26/2011 | MAUREEN DOWD
    HE was born this way. Bi. Not bisexual. Not even bipartisan. Just binary. Our president likes to be on both sides at once.
  • US 'blames Britain' for fake Taliban leader fiasco

    11/25/2010 9:56:33 PM PST · by Cardhu · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Guardian ^ | November 25th 2010 | Richard Norton-Taylor
    US officials have blamed Britain for an embarrassing fiasco in which an impostor met Afghan and Nato officials before it was discovered he was not the Taliban leader they thought he was, according to sources familiar with the incident. It was revealed this week that the man – understood to be a shopkeeper from the Pakistani city of Quetta – was masquerading as Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, the second highest-ranking official in the Taliban. He attended three meetings in Kabul. The New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd reported today that people familiar with the con – as she described it...
  • 'The Incredibly Fantastic Adventures of Maureen Dowd'(A Comic Book) (I must be high)

    12/01/2010 9:03:45 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 16 replies
    Comics Alliance ^ | 11-30-10 | Andi Khouri
    We had a feeling we'd spoken too soon when we labeled James Stokoe's out-of-nowhere release of 100 amazing unpublished pages from Murderbullets one of the few remaining "WTF moments" of 2010. Within a matter of hours, our minds have been blown again by a compellingly absurd new Benjamin Marra comic book called The Incredibly Fantastic Adventures of Maureen Dowd: A Work of Satire and Fiction. As the title and distinctly 1980s alterna-comix-esque artwork suggest, the book is indeed a depiction of the divisive New York Times columnist as a buxom action heroine with a gun in her garter and a...
  • Maureen Dowd: Gullible Voters are the Problem, Not Obama

    11/04/2010 8:48:43 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 71 replies · 1+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 11-04-10 | Greg Gutfeld
    So true to character, Maureen Dowd weighed in on the election, and got it wrong. See, she believes the vote wasn’t about Obama, it was about gullible voters. She writes that Republicans “were able to persuade a lot of Americans that the couple in the White House was not American enough, not quite “normal,” too Communist, too radical, too Great Society.”
  • When a Pirate Is the Voice of Chivalry

    10/27/2010 6:46:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 26, 2010 | Maureen Dowd
    It’s the Year of the Woman, all right. In a bad way. Some of the women running in high-profile races are not my cup of Tea. And some of the male candidates could be part of the Little Rascals’ He-Man, Woman-Haters Club. The misogyny reached its zenith outside a Rand Paul debate in Lexington, Ky., on Monday night when a group of Tea Party toughs roughed up a woman from because she wouldn’t move on. In a campaign season when many men — and women — are taking harsh stances that could hurt women, a chivalrous voice has at...
  • Maureen and the Mean Girls

    10/21/2010 8:05:01 AM PDT · by ExInmate · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | 10-21-2010 | Ben Crystal
    Girl Talk October 21, 2010 by Ben Crystal Girl Talk Pity poor Maureen Dowd. How awful her life must be, carrying the psychic scars of indignities suffered during adolescence so far into her twilight years. Try to forgive her embittered rant against the girls who gave her a hard time in high school. Appearing in Sunday’s issue of The New York Times, Ms. Dowd offered us heathens “Playing All the Angles;” a housecat-swipe of her claws at her teenage tormentors. Well, their proxies, at least — Mo never knew girls like Sarah Palin, Sharron Angle or Christine O’Donnell in high...
  • TRENDING: Palin no fan of Maureen ‘O’Dowd’ ("whatever the heck her name is”)

    10/19/2010 8:40:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 74 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/19/10 | Alexander Mooney
    TRENDING: Palin no fan of Maureen ‘O’Dowd’By: CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney October 19th, 2010 09:40 AM ET (CNN) –- Sarah Palin is shrugging off a recent column from New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd - or rather Maureen “O’Dowd” - in which Dowd called Palin the “queen bee” of mean girls. "That's so funny, because I don't think I've ever met that gal, Maureen Dowd - O'Dowd - whatever the heck her name is,” said a laughing Palin Monday in an interview with Fox News. I don't think I've ever met her, and I don't think - she probably...
  • Dowd Unhinged — Again

    10/17/2010 11:20:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Commentary ^ | 10/17/10 | Jennifer Rubin
    This is rich: Maureen Dowd is aggrieved because Republican women are insufficiently demure. The grand dame of the Gray Lady, whose columns are distinguished not by their blindingly clever policy insights (her research is confined to taxi cabs in Manhattan) but by her own particular brand of nasty armchair psychology (not to mention plagiarism), is beside herself: We are in the era of Republican Mean Girls, grown-up versions of those teenage tormentors who would steal your boyfriend, spray-paint your locker and, just for good measure, spread rumors that you were pregnant. These women — Jan, Meg, Carly, Sharron, Linda, Michele,...
  • Maureen Dowd: Playing All the Angles

    10/17/2010 5:45:19 AM PDT · by safetysign · 66 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/17/2010 | Maureen Dowd
    As I sat above the Hoover Dam under the broiling sun, I was getting jittery. There was Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona, speaking at the dedication of a bridge linking Arizona and Nevada 890 feet above the Colorado River. As the politicians droned on and my Irish skin turned toasty brown, I worried that Governor Brewer might make a citizen’s arrest and I would have to run for my life across the desert. She has, after all, declared open season on anyone with a suspicious skin tone in her state. We are in the era of Republican Mean Girls, grown-up...
  • A Storyteller Loses the Story Line, By MAUREEN DOWD

    06/02/2010 4:52:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies · 1,775+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 2, 2010 | By MAUREEN DOWD
    It’s not a good narrative arc: The man who walked on water is now ensnared by a crisis under water. One little hole a mile down on the ocean floor, so deep it seems like hell spewing up its sulfurous smoke, has turned the thrilling saga of “The One” into the gurgling horror of “The Abyss.” (Thank goodness James Cameron, the director of “The Abyss,” came to Washington Tuesday to help the administration figure out how to cap the BP well. What’s next? Sending down the Transformers and Megan Fox?) With as much as 34 million gallons of oil inking...
  • Once More, With Feeling (Maureen Dowd unhappy with Obama)

    05/30/2010 12:05:27 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 65 replies · 2,603+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 29, 2010 | Maureen Dowd
    President Spock's behavior is illogical. Once more, he has willfully and inexplicably resisted fulfilling a signal part of his job: being a prism in moments of fear and pride, reflecting what Americans feel so they know he gets it. Too often it feels as though Barry is watching from a balcony, reluctant to enter the fray until the clamor of the crowd forces him to come down. The pattern is perverse. The man whose presidency is rooted in his ability to inspire withholds that inspiration when it is most needed. He's spending the holiday weekend in Chicago when he should...
  • National Review editor responds to Maureen Dowd's latest attack on the Church

    04/09/2010 7:39:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 778+ views
    cna ^ | April 9, 2010
    Maureen Dowd and Kathryn Jean Lopez. Washington D.C., Apr 8, 2010 / 08:27 pm (CNA).- Kathryn Jean Lopez, editor of National Review Online, responded to Maureen Dowd's latest column attacking the Church, calling the the New York Times writer's piece more sarcastic than substantial and offering her own opinions on the state of the Church amidst the sex abuse scandal.On Tuesday in the New York Times, Dowd, who calls herself “a Catholic woman who makes a living being adversarial,” hurled numerous complaints against the Catholic Church, criticizing how she feels women are treated. Dowd first targeted celibacy, calling it...
  • Pilgrim Non Grata in Mecca (Maureen Dowd feels excluded in Saudi Arabia)

    03/10/2010 2:43:09 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 43 replies · 1,752+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 10, 2010 | Maureen Dowd
    I was tempted to turn my abaya into a black masquerade cloak and sneak into Mecca, just hop over the Tropic of Cancer to the Red Sea and crash the ultimate heaven’s gate. Sir Richard Burton, the 19th-century British adventurer, translator of “The Arabian Nights” and the “Kama Sutra” and self-described “amateur barbarian,” was an illicit pilgrim to the sacred black granite cube. He wore Arab garb and infiltrated the holiest place in Islam, the Kaaba, the “center of the Earth,” as he called it, in the Saudi city where the Prophet Muhammad was born. But in the end, it...
  • Maureen Dowd’s Cheney/Obama Conversation REVISED

    02/14/2010 11:59:35 AM PST · by Starman417 · 1 replies · 431+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-14-10 | Scott Malensek
    Maureen "I need to get laid so bad I'm shaking" Dowd tried to be her typical leftwinger snark, and she dreamed how a conversation between President Obama and former Vice President Cheney would have gone. She wasn't anywhere as snarky as Keith Olberman, and thus she fails at the lowest level. Further, she was (as usual) completely off in her facts and perceptions. I re-did Vice President Cheney's responses to be more accurate. If Maureen doesn't like it, too bad. If it gets me a Worst Person in the World award from some psuedo news twerp on MSNBC, then woohoo....