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  • C'est Chick

    08/06/2012 6:24:44 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 13 Aug 2012 | Matt Labash
    Last week, at the beach with my family, I deliberately ignored all newspapers. Not for the reason most people do—because print is dead. But because whenever I’m surrounded by salt -water, steamed crabs, and even mediocre fishing, I tend to hold that true happiness is having no idea what chronically bothered people are talking about. It never lasts. Civil war has a way of puncturing happiness bubbles. No, not the atrocities in Syria. I’m talking much hairier than your run-of-the-mill massacre: I’m talking about the Chick-fil-Gay wars. Ever since Chick-fil-A president and COO Dan Cathy, who is against gay marriage,...
  • Breitbart’s Last Laugh

    03/02/2012 4:00:17 AM PST · by radioone · 26 replies · 658+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3-1-12 | MATT LABASH
    I woke up this morning to about ten emails from journalist friends asking if our mutual friend, Andrew Breitbart, was really dead. “Really” was the operative word. Some meant it in the traditional sense: Is it possible for the human inferno that Breitbart resembled to have actually been extinguished at age 43, leaving his elegant wife Susie and his four beloved children behind? Several, however, meant it as in: Is Andrew really dead? Many of us didn’t know if we could trust the announcement, thinking this could be another Breitbart caper, as he always had two or three in his...
  • Mama's Boys Versus Mama Grizzlies Again

    03/14/2011 5:51:20 AM PDT · by jenk · 1 replies ^ | 03/14/11 | Jen Kuznicki
    Jonathan Punk Martin and John Effing Harris at Politico are part of the cabal of mama's boys in DC who want Sarah Palin to kiss their ass. Not gonna happen. The johns are are concerned that "leading conservatives" are taking unkind swipes at her and are concerned at the "costs" she is incurring to her reputation. Right. I'm sure. They point to George "I hate people who wear jeans" Will, Atheist Heather Mac Donald, and I have no idea why Wehner was brought up, probably to make a nice arrangement of three. But Wehner does deserve a WTF. He says,...
  • Weekly Standard: The Death of Detroit (Laughable, Harrowing and Appalling at the same time)

    12/25/2008 6:39:29 PM PST · by quesney · 116 replies · 3,400+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Matt Labash
    Before I'd left [for Detroit], I'd asked an acquaintance if he was from Detroit. "Indeed I am," he said, "Give me all your f--ing money." Another colleague, always mindful of my desire for maximum material, suggested, "You should go when it's warm, you'd have a better chance of getting hurt." Somewhere along the way, Detroit became our national ashtray, a safe place for everyone to stub out the butt of their jokes... But with millions of jobs on the line, including their own, the Detroit Three honchos went to Washington to endure the kabuki theater, first in their private jets,...
  • Keep Despair Alive

    02/24/2008 8:49:26 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 46 replies · 203+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 3-3-08 | Matt Labash
    Keep Despair Alive Matt Labash, Obamamaniac. by Matt Labash 03/03/2008, Volume 013, Issue 24 Some people think cults are creepy. But as a child in the seventies, I rather enjoyed them. Whether Jonestowners, the Children of God, or the Symbionese Liberation Army, I always waited for the inevitable plot twist, when whatever had attracted the crazy cultists to each other in the first place--the organic vegetables, the neo-Maoist teaching, the group sex--would devolve into the inevitable Kool-Aid suicide/abduction/bank heist debacle. I came to consider these welcome entertainments. Back then, we didn't have cable. Many are now charging that there is...
  • Making political trouble (New Anti-Hillary 527 founded by Roger Stone)

    01/21/2008 3:05:57 PM PST · by Callahan · 17 replies · 276+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 1/21/08 | Matt Labash
    As one who was never terribly enamored of Hillary Clinton's personality to start with, I grudgingly admit to enjoying her recent near-tears transformation. Plenty of critics concede her rarely seen emotion was heartfelt, but also that it was due to the 20-hour-day rigors of the campaign trail, making her perhaps the only candidate ever to win the New Hampshire primary because she needed a nap. Still, it was refreshing to watch her punch through the icy crust of her own phoniness, so that the molten core of artificiality could gush forth...referring to the acronym of his spanking-new anti-Hillary 527 group,...
  • Citizens United Not Timid

    01/21/2008 2:43:19 PM PST · by Ge0ffrey · 326+ views
    Excerpt from: Making Political Trouble Roger Stone shows how it's done--again. by Matt Labash 01/28/2008, Volume 013, Issue 19 Weekly Standard Messages poured in expressing revulsion and woe, and described resulting adverse physical symptoms, including but not limited to: nausea, dizziness, insomnia, twitching, numbness, abdominal pain, myalgia, cutaneous lesions, and retching. One friend invited me to visit him in Bermuda, where he'll be relocating. The only silver lining that came my way was an email from the professional dirty trickster and high priest of political hijinks, Roger Stone. It was titled "the good news" and said, simply, "Out of NH...
  • The Ward Churchill Notoriety Tour

    04/16/2005 6:33:40 AM PDT · by kellynla · 21 replies · 558+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4/25/2005 Issue | Matt Labash
    ON A LATE MARCH EVENING in the Mission District, the line stretches down the block. Hopefuls are anxious to make the cut at $10 a head; the auditorium in the Women's Building only seats 400. It's an explosively colorful structure featuring murals of warrior poets and others who've been lodged in the tread of the jackboot of oppression, like Audre Lorde and Rigoberta Menchu. From the feverish intensity of those standing in line, you might think they'd turned out for the Vagina Monologues or American Idol auditions. Instead, they've come to hear a craggy-faced ethnic studies professor from the University...
  • Freewheeling Protesters: Critical Mass comes to the inauguration

    01/22/2005 6:54:20 AM PST · by Pokey78 · 10 replies · 559+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 01/31/05 | Matt Labash
    YOU'VE GOT TO HAND IT to our political players. Even with the onset of second-term ho-hums, everyone did his part to convey the momentousness of what some wags call the "peaceful non-transfer of power." Republicans turned out for the inauguration in cashmere-swaddled, mink-stoled finery, dutifully forcing smiles as the president they returned to office cast doubt on their good judgment by showcasing a Lawrence-Welk singer crooning the John Ashcroft-penned "Let the Eagle Soar."Then there were those pesky protesters. During every convention or inauguration or political-pageant-of-the-day, they go at it once more, as though anyone besides their group-housemates cares. It's as...