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  • 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Townhhall.com ^ | 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
    Irishcentral.com ^ | 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 MoveOn.org 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....
  • An Odd Couple Defends Couples That Some (Oddly) Find Odd [Dowd]

    01/19/2010 11:07:55 AM PST · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 26 replies · 1,115+ views
    NY Times ^ | 1/17/10 | Maureen Dowd
    It has been quite a journey for Ted Olson. He’s gone from being the conservative lawyer who helped crown W. by winning the Bush v. Gore case before the Supreme Court, to being a lesbian. “Maureen,” he told me in his gravelly voice, “one of the biggest lesbian groups in this country told me I’m already an honorary lesbian.” (snip) Obama sees himself as such a huge change that he can be cautious about other societal changes. But what he doesn’t realize is that legalizing gay marriage is like electing a black president. Before you do it, it seems inconceivable....
  • Is Maureen Dowd turning conservative?

    01/10/2010 12:59:43 PM PST · by Corky Boyd · 37 replies · 1,648+ views
    Island Turtle ^ | January 10, 2010 | Corky Boyd
    In her op-ed piece today, entitled Captain Obvious Learns the Limits of Cool, Maureen Down simply eviscerates President Obama for his cluelessness in handling the panty bomber fiasco. Here’s how it starts: Our president came down from the mountaintop. He had applied the freshness of his independent thought to the critical matters at hand. He had convened his seminar, reviewed the reviews, analyzed the intelligence every which way, thought anew about everything, and lo and behold, he finally emerged to tell us some stuff we already knew. We are under attack. There is evil in the world. Yemen is a...
  • Captain Obvious Learns the Limits of Cool (Dowd Spanks Obama, Again.)

    01/10/2010 5:32:26 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 71 replies · 5,605+ views
    NYTimes ^ | Published: January 9, 2010 | Maureen Dowd
    Our president came down from the mountaintop. He had applied the freshness of his independent thought to the critical matters at hand. He had convened his seminar, reviewed the reviews, analyzed the intelligence every which way, thought anew about everything, and lo and behold, he finally emerged to tell us some stuff we already knew.
  • New Year’s Resolutions

    01/03/2010 4:45:56 PM PST · by mcenedo · 5 replies · 354+ views
    NYSlime ^ | 01/02/2010 | Maureen Dowd
    Janet Napolitano and I hadn’t planned to spend New Year’s Eve together.
  • Maureen Dowd: Oh, No! Kevin’s Back! [Conservative brother takes over her column]

    12/26/2009 8:04:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies · 15,678+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 26, 2009 | Maureen Dowd
    As my brother Kevin headed off to Christmas Eve Mass in the Maryland suburbs, I asked him how he thought the first year of Barack Obama had gone. He didn’t have to pray long over that one. “Fine,” he replied, “if you like unmitigated disasters like the Hindenburg and the Redskins season.” If it’s Christmas, it must be time for my conservative brother to take over my column and turn it a blazing shade of red. So without further ado, here is Kevin unplugged, offering a perspective from “the real America,” as one of his favorite Republican philosophers, Sarah Palin,...
  • Rogue American Woman (Dowd reads Sarah Palin's book)

    12/08/2009 6:35:50 AM PST · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 80 replies · 4,079+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11/17/09 | Maureen Dowd
    Of course, the subtitle of Sarah Palin’s book is “An American Life.”Because she is the lovely avatar of real Americans — ordinary, hard-working, God-fearing, common-sense, good, ordinary, real Americans. If you are not living an American life, you are, to use a Palin coinage, living “bass-ackwards.”(snip) I approached reading her book with trepidation, worried I might learn that I am not a real American, dang it, just another dreaded, jaded “enlightened elite.”
  • The Lady and the Tiger

    12/06/2009 9:47:06 AM PST · by dano1 · 12 replies · 1,135+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 5, 2009 | MAUREEN DOWD
    "They were both elegant and entitled swans, insulated in guarded enclaves, obsessed with protecting and promoting the Brand. Then trouble trespassed into their privileged worlds and both responded the same foolish way." "They presumptuously put themselves beyond authority and, despite all the public relations support on earth, broke the first rule of scandal: Don’t stonewall. Admit your mistake before others piece together the embarrassing facts. Reflexive clampdowns don’t work in an era when privacy is passé and when some media outlets are out there giving cash incentives for true confessions and fake reality." (snip) "Even if Desiree thought Congress was...
  • Who’s Sari Now?

    12/02/2009 6:09:07 PM PST · by mcenedo · 11 replies · 730+ views
    NYSlime ^ | MAUREEN DOWD | MAUREEN DOWD
    Michaele and Tareq Salahi finally actually got invited to an exclusive Washington gathering. But they’re not sure they want to accept. It is, after all, an invitation to Thursday’s Congressional hearing into their Night of Living Dangerously, the notorious White House party-crashing incident.
  • Let Them Dig Ditches

    12/02/2009 9:34:05 AM PST · by Biggirl · 15 replies · 1,777+ views
    http://www.radioviceonline.com ^ | December 2,2009 | Jim Vicevich
    Spoken like a man who probably hasn’t dug a ditch, wouldn’t dig a ditch, wouldn’t know a ditch if he hit one in the road. On This Week Sunday Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman, one of the Sunday morning “wizards of smart” (thank you Rush Limbaugh) thinks he has a great idea to stimulate the economy: another WPA program. More infuriating than his cavalier attitude toward working Americans, or rather, out of work engineers, accountants, actuaries, manufacturers, etc, is his remarkable admission, right at the top that not only didn’t the first stimulus do the trick, but the second...
  • Thanks for the Memories (liberals thrown under the bus)

    11/25/2009 6:12:38 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies · 1,345+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 25, 2009 | Maureen Dowd
    At his Cabinet meeting Monday afternoon, President Obama took a moment to give thanks to his team. Sipping a glass of water, the president offered special gratitude to the woman on his right. “I advised this hard-working Cabinet to get a little bit of rest this week,” he said, looking at Hillary Clinton, “particularly the people who have been traveling around the globe day-in and day-out and don’t know what time zone they’re in.” The secretary of state, with a china cup and saucer in front of her, smiled. In the back of the room, back where they were parched,...
  • Gettinng worried? Anti-Obama column from NYT/Dowd(warns he faces "less than certain" relelection)

    11/24/2009 11:33:19 PM PST · by jeltz25 · 30 replies · 2,384+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 11-25-2009 | Maureen Dowd
    Only a year after he had helped Barack Obama get elected by eviscerating his close friend, Clinton White House colleague and Yale Law School classmate, Hillary Clinton, Craig was himself eviscerated by the Obama inner circle. Writing in Politico, Elizabeth Drew called it “the shabbiest episode of his presidency,” saying that it had caused people who had helped Obama rise to question whether he would behave in as classy and non-Clintonian a fashion as they had hoped. It is especially puzzling given that Obama faces tough midterms and a less-than-certain re-election — and given that we all now know someone...
  • Visceral Has Its Value

    11/22/2009 6:12:09 AM PST · by RayChuang88 · 24 replies · 879+ views
    New York Times website ^ | November 22, 2009 | Maureen Dowd
    It’s easy to dismiss Sarah Palin. She’s back on the trail, with the tumbling hair and tumbling thoughts. The queen of the scenic strip mall known as Wasilla now reigns over thrilled subjects thronging to a politically strategic swath of American strip malls. The conservative celebrity clearly hasn’t boned up on anything, except her own endless odyssey of self-discovery. And she still has that Yoda-like syntax. “And I think more of a concern has been not within the campaign the mistakes that were made, not being able to react to the circumstances that those mistakes created in a real positive...
  • Maureen Dowd: Who Are You Calling a Narcissist, Rush?

    11/03/2009 9:07:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies · 6,781+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 3, 2009 | Maureen Dowd
    had a four-hour dinner once with Rush Limbaugh at the “21” Club in Manhattan, back in the days when I was still writing profiles as a “reporterette,” to use a Limbaugh coinage. He was charming, in a shy, awkward, lonely-guy way. Not a man of the people. He arrived in a chauffeured town car and ordered $70-an-ounce Beluga, Porterhouse and 1990 Corton-Charlemagne. But he was not a Neanderthal, though he did have a cold and blew his nose in his napkin. He talked about Chopin’s Polonaise No. 6, C.S. Lewis and how much he loved the end of the movie...
  • Foul Ball!

    11/02/2009 10:42:12 AM PST · by duckln · 2 replies · 384+ views
    Archbishop of New York ^ | October 29, 2009 | Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan
    snip.... •On October 16, Laurie Goodstein of the Times offered a front page, above-the-fold story on the sad episode of a Franciscan priest who had fathered a child. Even taking into account that the relationship with the mother was consensual and between two adults, and that the Franciscans have attempted to deal justly with the errant priest’s responsibilities to his son, this action is still sinful, scandalous, and indefensible. However, one still has to wonder why a quarter-century old story of a sin by a priest is now suddenly more pressing and newsworthy than the war in Afghanistan, health care,...