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  • Domestic Bomber Bill Ayers Calls Andrew Breitbart 'Grinning Bomb Thrower Of Radical Right'

    03/12/2012 11:09:52 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 3-12-12
    Bill Ayers is Hating Breitbart. Audio HERE
  • Breitbart’s Last Laugh

    03/02/2012 9:37:33 PM PST · by beaversmom · 30 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 1, 2012 | 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...
  • Ask Matt Labash: An apology to Sarah Palin, and nature vs. nurture (Goodbye Daily Caller)

    05/30/2011 10:24:32 PM PDT · by Rational Thought · 53 replies
    Dailly Caller ^ | 05/31/2011 | Matt Labash
    When I disparaged you before, I didn’t take into account what you mean to the people of Alaska, where despite your approval rating being around 36 percent, many would follow you to Scottsdale, Arizona, where you might be moving away from them. Nor did I consider what you mean to this country. So that it makes sense that you would tour it by riding across it in a bus. Probably in the front of the bus. Just like Rosa Parks. Because you’re kind of like a white Rosa Parks. Except you’ve taken it so far beyond what Ms. Parks ever...
  • Ask Matt Labash Vol XXVI: (Writer SE Cupp Is Actually A Man!)

    08/25/2010 3:55:52 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 21 replies · 5+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 25, 2010 | Matt Labash
    Excerpt: But if I seem both defensive and uncharacteristically gallant, that’s because I have a confession to make. There’s a reason why Cupp and I rarely, if ever, file on the same day. Because it’s a lot of work when you’re writing both columns. You see, I am S.E. Cupp. Are you happy, sexist? You made me say it. Jim Treacher played at outing me before, when I made him angry after I carelessly scratched his Very Best of Christopher Cross CD. But since Treacher has a dark secret of his own, he stopped short of pulling the trigger, and...
  • 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...
  • What Would Jesus Rap?

    05/13/2006 3:01:15 PM PDT · by bkepley · 8 replies · 391+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 05/15/2006 | Matt Labash
    WHEN THE HISTORY of Christian rap-metal music is finally written, I pray to the Lord of Hosts that I don't have to read it. But if that fate should befall me, I'd feel gypped if it didn't include an extended encomium to the boys from Junkyard Prophet..... When I blasted them from my basement, my wife, who has a stomach for Christian praise music, descended the steps to complain, which I took as a good sign...
  • Evicting David Souter

    02/04/2006 12:28:13 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 28 replies · 2,976+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 13, 2006 | Matt Labash
    If the justice is so fond of eminent domain, say protesters, let's seize his ancestral property and develop a charming bed and breakfast on it.Weare, New HampshireLOGAN DARROW CLEMENTS doesn't seem like the sort of fellow who'd go around stealing the houses of Supreme Court justices. He's mild mannered and laughs easily, often at his own jokes. Physically he resembles a less creepy Ralph Reed: He looks like a 36-year-old altar boy whose mom made him scrub up and dress for dinner. An Ayn Rand devotee, he heads an objectivist discussion group back home in Los Angeles. A zippy evening...
  • Notes From Under Water: The struggle to survive the disaster in New Orleans

    09/10/2005 12:44:50 AM PDT · by snarks_when_bored · 17 replies · 2,323+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 19, 2005 issue | Matt Labash
    Notes from Under Water From the September 19, 2005 issue: The struggle to survive the disaster in New Orleans.by Matt Labash 09/26/2005, Volume 011, Issue 01 New Orleans I'M NOT A BIG SUPPORTER OF MEN CRYING. But I nearly did so while watching the flood waters roll over New Orleans, drowning it in Katrina's backwash. Not only because of the obvious human toll, but also because this Jobian plague befell the greatest city in America. Sure, New Orleans regularly leads the league in all the wrong categories. It's been the fattest city, the most corrupt city, the most murderous...
  • Hunting Bubba (Dems hunt for rural voters)

    06/11/2005 4:49:13 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 18 replies · 957+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 06/20//05 | Matt Labash
    Can political consultants Dave "Mudcat" Saunders and Steve Jarding win rural voters back to the Democratic party? Roanoke, Virginia "YOU'RE SLOWER than cream rising on s--. Haul ass down here so we can get this piece knocked out, Brotha!" As I barrel down I-81 in Virginia's Blue Ridge country, Dave "Mudcat" Saunders is growling on the other end of the line. He first entered my consciousness in the summer of 2003, like some force of nature sent my way by the Color Gods of Feature Writing.Back then, I was one of a group of short-straw reporters assigned to cover Bob...
  • 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...
  • Canada Takes a Big 'Labashing'

    03/21/2005 1:35:43 PM PST · by quidnunc · 69 replies · 2,427+ views
    The Edmonton Sun ^ | March 21, 2005 | Michael Jenkinson
    Turnabout is only fair play, I guess. Considering that official Canada routinely takes cheap shots at the United States for supposedly being a war-mongering state run by born-again Neanderthals, it was only a matter of time before someone down south decided to return the favour. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you "The Great White Waste of Time," the cover story from the latest issue (dated today) of the Weekly Standard, an unabashedly American conservative publication. In the piece, writer Matt Labash cuts right to the chase, saying he regards Canada "as most Americans do, as North America's attic, a mildewy...
  • Welcome to Canada: The Great White Waste of Time.

    03/11/2005 9:37:53 PM PST · by quidnunc · 151 replies · 4,756+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 21, 2005 | Matt Labash
    If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia. – Margaret Atwood, Canadian writer Vancouver, British Columbia – Whenever I think of Canada … strike that. I'm an American, therefore I tend not to think of Canada. On the rare occasion when I have considered the country that Fleet Streeters call "The Great White Waste of Time," I've regarded it, as most Americans do, as North America's attic, a mildewy recess that adds little value to the house, but serves as an excellent dead space for stashing Nazi war criminals, drawing-room socialists,...
  • 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...
  • Clintonmania

    11/29/2004 10:19:16 PM PST · by sinanju · 46 replies · 3,545+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 6, 2004 (print issue) | Matt Labash
    Clintonmania From the December 6, 2004 issue: It never ends in Arkansas. by Matt Labash 12/06/2004, Volume 010, Issue 12 Little Rock, Arkansas During the weeklong lead-up to the opening of the Clinton Presidential Center, I felt as though I was stuck in The College Nightmare. You know the one: Every professor you have is giving an exam concurrently, and you don't know which one to take. It just didn't seem fair. There were so many ways to celebrate President William Jefferson Clinton. How could I pass up any of them? I wanted to take all my meals at Doe's...
  • Gender Bias at the DNC (At an EMILY'S List breakfast, it's no boys allowed)

    07/27/2004 1:46:04 PM PDT · by MikalM · 16 replies · 823+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 7/27/04 | Matt Labash
    SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS isn't typically my bag. Not that I'm self-centered, but thinking about oppressed peoples of the world takes away from valuable me-time. Every now and then, however, one's sense of justice is so violated when witnessing freedoms so ruthlessly trampled, that there is no choice but to loosen the shackles, to storm the barricades, and to do other things that sound like Pete Seeger lyrics. A few days ago, I received a call from the Atlantic Monthly's Joshua Green. Josh is typically a sunny guy. The world loves him, he loves it right back. But the troubled voice on...
  • The Bon Jovi Advantage

    07/10/2004 4:02:07 AM PDT · by NYS_Eric · 40 replies · 1,741+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 7/10/2004 | Matt Labash
    <p>DURING THE PARTS of this presidential campaign that I've managed to stay awake through, it's striking how few gaffes and humiliations John Kerry has suffered. When he does, they nearly always result from his flying his freak flag, trying to talk to the young people, or otherwise waiting for his hipster credit to get approved.</p>
  • Popcorn and Passion

    02/27/2004 9:05:43 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 32 replies · 754+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 7, 2004 | Matt Labash
    In which two moviegoers conduct their own interfaith dialogue. AT LAST WEEK'S OPENING OF Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ," I never expected actually to see Jesus. Yet there he was, carnival-barking on the Connecticut Avenue sidewalk outside the Avalon Theatre in Washington, D.C. He stood out in his long brown hair and tunic. "Blessed are the merciful--go vegetarian!" he cried. But something wasn't right. It might have been the disciple carrying the "For Christ's sake, go veg" sign. Or maybe it was the mouth-hole on his beard riding up over his nose that gave him away as a...
  • The Confessions of Al Sharpton

    02/13/2004 9:16:05 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 8 replies · 1,098+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 23, 2004 | Matt Labash
    Running for president to escape the shadow of Jesse Jackson I love to do my thing / Ha . . . and I don't need, no one else / Sometimes I feel so nice, good God / I jump back, I wanna kiss myself.--James Brown Columbia, S.C. WHILE MANY REPORTERS like to cover frontrunner campaigns, I've always favored no-hopers. Losers are more vulnerable, accessible and desperate, meaning they reveal rather than conceal. Plus, it is always perverse fun to watch a man's id hit the end of its leash, just to see how far it snaps back. That's how I...
  • The Spirit of New Hampshire

    01/23/2004 10:04:29 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 9 replies · 150+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 2, 2004 | Matt Labash
    With the "Wes-wavers," Lieberman's mom, and Dennic Kucinich in Manchester. Manchester, New Hampshire OWING TO geographic and time-travel limitations, Cicero never made it to the New Hampshire primaries. Still, he anticipated them when he said, "A most wretched custom is our electioneering and scrambling for office." From the moment you touch down here, you sense a chicken-or-egg dynamic: It's unclear if the trivial is being made to seem important, or the important, trivial. Almost everything in the state is tainted by overkill or hype. Rookie reporters check into Bedford's Wayfarer Inn--perhaps the most storied hotel on the campaign trail--half expecting...
  • Arnold Uber Alles. The wild, final days of the Schwarzenegger campaign.

    10/12/2003 11:31:36 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 4 replies · 1,605+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | October 20, 2003 Edition | Matt Labash
    San Diego, Calif.IT SEEMS LIKE ONLY YESTERDAY that I was jetting around California with Arnold Schwarzenegger, enjoying one-on-one access, eating Arnold's food, laughing at Arnold's jokes, choking on Arnold's cigar smoke. In fact, it was a year ago, when Arnold was campaigning for his ballot initiative promoting after-school activities. Back then, he was running a modest little jobs program for former Pete Wilson aides. Now, five days before the 2003 recall election, at the kickoff of his home-stretch bus tour at the San Diego Convention Center, it's apparent that Schwarzenegger has gone Hollywood. There are so many staffers on...
  • The Charisma Tour: The Graham family "vacations" in Iowa

    08/22/2003 9:29:45 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 7 replies · 228+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 09/01/03 | Matt Labash
    Des Moines, IowaCan you feel the excitement? I can. It's hard not to, here on downtown's Grand Avenue, as we assemble for the Iowa State Fair parade. Iowa-bred writer Bill Bryson once wrote, "I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to." Adding insult, he called Des Moines "the most powerful hypnotic known to man." But he obviously never went to the parade. Everybody loves a parade. Especially presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich. "This is it!" he says. "Where else would you want to be?" Got me there, Dennis. I mean, just look at these parade exhibits. There's the WB frog, the...
  • False Idols: An "American Idol" fan is cured by a trip to the TV hit's spinoff concert tour

    08/07/2003 2:46:09 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 25 replies · 1,034+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 08/07/03 | Matt Labash
    THERE WAS A TIME, not long ago, when primetime television was populated by famous people. Someone appearing on TV meant that they'd likely worked their way up through the ranks: doing school plays, regional theater, and embarrassing commercials, until finally, they honed their skills, perfected their craft, and slept with the lecherous casting director who'd cause them to become obscenely wealthy and loved by millions. These days, however, television isn't so much about being famous, as it is about auditioning to become famous. With televised tryouts being the entire point of such shows, aspirants of fame, even in failure, still...
  • Great write-up on Mrs. Clinton's book-signing at Wal-Mart -- I love you guys!

    06/20/2003 6:48:52 PM PDT · by CaptHerpPR · 70 replies · 1,280+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 23, 2003 issue | Matt Labash
    "The Wal-Mart parking lot is shaping up to resemble an old-school gang fight. Except instead of knives and chains, the combatants use placards and really weak song parodies. The Hillaryites' tormentors are the Freepers, a fierce, warlike tribe from the Free Republic organization--a fire-breathing conservative band of Internet brothers who often call each other by their screen names, even in person. The gist of the Freeper complaint--one seconded by many mainstream book reviewers who are much less intense than they are--is that Hillary has been paid $8 million to perpetrate a fraud, one of the many tributary frauds being her...
  • Weekly Standard mentions Hillary freep

    06/20/2003 7:59:46 AM PDT · by SeenTheLights Mom · 24 replies · 566+ views
    Weekly Standard
    Great article. Freepers shine. http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/002/806rtsxw.asp
  • Hillary Goes to Wal-Mart (FR DC Chapter mentioned)

    06/14/2003 8:41:38 AM PDT · by Gary Seven · 148 replies · 1,870+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 23, 2003 | Matt Labash
    Fairfax, Virginia IT'S HARD TO DESCRIBE the electricity one feels when crossing this Northern Virginia strip-mall parking lot to attend Hillary Clinton's "Living History" book-signing. But I haven't been this excited about Wal-Mart since my one-hour photos came back in 25 minutes. It makes me feel all sprightly and young again--as if it were 1998.
  • Hillary Goes to WalMart (Freepers Applauded!)

    06/15/2003 9:13:21 PM PDT · by alwaysconservative · 130 replies · 1,894+ views
    The Weekly Standard Online | June 15, 2003 | Matt LaBash
    Hillary Goes to Wal-Mart From the June 23, 2003 issue: The latest skirmish in the Clinton wars. by Matt Labash 06/23/2003, Volume 008, Issue 40 Fairfax, Virginia IT'S HARD TO DESCRIBE the electricity one feels when crossing this Northern Virginia strip-mall parking lot to attend Hillary Clinton's "Living History" book-signing. But I haven't been this excited about Wal-Mart since my one-hour photos came back in 25 minutes. It makes me feel all sprightly and young again--as if it were 1998. Hillary has yet to arrive, but already, her fans and detractors are sparring. On one side of the street, snaking...
  • The Hardest Job in the Army

    05/12/2003 10:23:08 AM PDT · by gubamyster · 4 replies · 775+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 05/19/2003 | Matt Labash
    From the May 19, 2003 issue: Meet the men and women of Mortuary Affairs. by Matt Labash 05/19/2003, Volume 008, Issue 35 "And so we brought our dead man home. Flew his body back, faxed the obits to the local papers, called the priests, the sexton, the florists and stonecutter. We act out things we cannot put in words." --Thomas Lynch, "The Undertaking" Camp Wolf, Kuwait The backstretch of the Kuwait International Airport, like much of the rest of the country, is ugly. It is barren and arid, and the frequent sandstorms that whip through make the entire place look...
  • The Boys on the Bus to Iraq

    04/05/2003 7:40:17 AM PST · by Pokey78 · 8 replies · 223+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 04/14/03 | Matt Labash
    The free press meets free people. Safwan, IraqIT IS ESSENTIAL, during times of war, to be in good company. And to that end, fellowship prospects improved markedly last week around the Kuwait City Hilton. After 36 sleepless hours, I had just stolen three or four when my phone rang. "Hello Matt," said the voice on the other end. "It's Christopher Hitchens. I'm here. Did I wake you?" Yes you did, I told him, though I wasn't about to turn down a social call from one of our finest magazine scribblers and seekers of truth. "Good," he said. "I'll give you...