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Friday, September 02, 2005

BASIC ENGLISH USAGE IS THE FIRST THING TO GO:
His call to restrain from using gas was, well, Carteresque.
Shouldn’t that be refrain?


posted by Sully 9/02/2005 12:26:00 AM

Thursday, September 01, 2005

WHEN EVEN PRESIDENT BUSH IS MAKING SULLIVAN LOOK LIKE AN IDIOT, IT’S BAD:

TAPped catches Dubya agreeing with Kos.
Really, Sullivan should know better — even Bush, who saw both Ground Zero and Lake George, as some are now calling New Orleans in his honor — can see that it’s not noxious to compare the two.
UPDATE: Oooh, so now pointing out that Bush said it too is a “cheap shot”? My my, Andy, better watch those hormones.

posted by Sully 9/01/2005 03:02:00 PM

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

SOME MORE FURTHER THOUGHTS:

Steve Mussina on that Times story and how weak the reporting was, and consequently what you don’t know.

9/1 UPDATE: Hmm, funny how he posted that email today which makes the exact same point. Love those stealth corrections.

posted by Sully 8/31/2005 02:47:00 PM

WHO IS IT, EXACTLY, WHO CAN’T HELP THEMSELVES HERE?:

It is, in these uncertain times, a little refreshing to see that Sullivan still holds to the right’s unspoken belief that September 11, 2001, was a date of importance second only to the birth of Christ, and perhaps even more so.

But the observation that what happened to New Orleans, and is still happening, is worse than 9/11 is valid on a purely factual basis. Steve Gilliard elaborates:
This is like a nuclear explosion without the radiation. This makes 9/11 look like an exercise. I mean, 20 blocks away, life went on. But this? They have to evacuate a major American city.
For New York, life could go on. For New Orleans, maybe not.

All we know is that, for the second time in four years, the front page of every newspaper in the country has a scene that we thought limited to Hollywood’s digital imagination. And the death toll could easily exceed 9/11. We don’t know at this point, do we?

Oh, and by the way, Andrew, it sort of undercuts your credibility (if that’s still possible) to trash Kos and then say he has a point.

posted by Sully 8/31/2005 02:33:00 PM

EXCEPT WHEN IT ISN’T:

Hurricane Katrina, tragic as it is, has knocked Sullivan back a loop or two.

First, note that Mark Kleiman did not make the post Sullivan attributes to him. At the very top it says:
Mike O'Hare writes:
So either it’s a guest blogger or an emailer. In any case Sullivan was in such a hurry to repost the quote and bask in its reflected glory that he totally failed to fully read the post.

See why you should always click on the link?

posted by Sully 8/31/2005 02:29:00 PM

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

THE BELL-RINGING CONTINUES:

Atrios has it comin’ right back at ya, Andy:
Sullivan’s inability to comprehend the numerous flaws in that book is a testament to the fact that one needs not know much of anything to have edited one of the nation's premier magazines.

And:
... [T]he idea that there’s anything courageous in publishing fraudulent racist pseudoscience which clearly had no problem being promoted and discussed throughout the media is ridiculous.

Courage would be to admit that you fucked up badly, and continue to fuck up, as you justify your promotion of racist propaganda as an interest in “truth.”
He also goes into some more detail about (without mentioning Sullivan directly) his responses to arguments for the book here.

And if you think he’s being cruel, as usual go to Gilliard for assault and battery:
I bought that issue of the TNR and every writer, except Sullivan, ridiculed the book and the idea. Yet, Andy is proud of this? Why?

I think the answer lies in a post by an Atrios reader who claimed to have gone to school with Sullivan and said he defended the Apartheid state of South Africa because blacks wouldn’t be able to run the country. If true, it proves how deeply racist Suillivan is.

What is amazing is that he continues to think that he can argue that the Bell Curve, derided by geneticists as nonsense, you know experts in the field, as somehow valid. Well it is, at the Klan meeting and the Southern Party conclaves. But in most legitimate society, it's the ranting of racists.

posted by Sully 8/30/2005 01:37:00 AM

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"The Princess of Provincetown"

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