Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Darb Overboard

John Derbyshire has been keelhauled from the National Review Cruise.

Thank G-d William Saletan is available to tell us where Darb went wrong. (Hint: The first rule of White Club is.... )

Monday, April 09, 2012

Mess of the Darbyphiles

Those wishing to comment on Darbyshite's dismissal from National Review can address comments to G-Man Rich Lowry here. My screen is asking me to enter the verification code "ace of spades" before posting. Purely random, I'm sure.

Right now, the criticism of Rich Lowry is divided (unequally) between the opinions that Lowry caved to P.C. pressure and that National Review is a tool of the Jews. One member of Team Pasty wonders if Darb was on drugs (presumably not crack), and there is a difference of opinion as to whether Darb is Juan Williams or Joe Sobran. Why can't he be both?

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Farting Stays

As Michael Kinsley didn't once say, "A gaffe is when John Darbyshite says what the National Review was founded upon."

The 'shite has been shat out.

The Daily Choler and FOX Talk Radio have their checkbooks ready.

p.s. -- Is this going to make the National Review cruise in November incredibly awkward or what?

Grand Old Police Blotter: White Power Edition

Via Jalopnik, here's the story of an entitled Teabagger who thinks the laws don't apply to him:

Stanislaus County prosecutors Friday charged Riverbank City Councilman Jesse James White with drunken driving and causing an injury to his 4-year-old son, as well as hit-and-run driving and resisting a police officer in connection with a Feb. 20 traffic accident.

Prosecutors allege White's blood-alcohol level was 0.24 percent, three times the limit at which a driver is considered to be under the influence.

White, 23, wrecked his Corvette about 1 a.m. Feb. 20 in Oakdale. Police claim he crashed into a parked car on F Street and then tried to flee before being tackled and held by bystanders until officers arrived.

His 4-year-old son was in the Corvette and suffered a bloody nose. White, who is not in custody after posting bail, entered an alcohol abuse treatment center this week, according to his attorney. He is scheduled to be arraigned March 21.

"He is going to be in court for his arraignment and plead not guilty to all the charges," said Modesto attorney Mary Lynn Belsher, who represents White. Belsher said prosecutors have overcharged her client.

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He was arrested in May 2010 on drug possession charges after sheriff's deputies said they found small amounts of marijuana and cocaine during a probation search of White's apartment and car. He resolved that case by pleading guilty to a misdemeanor last year. He also was required to complete a 20-hour drug-and-alcohol education class, which he did in the fall.

White has survived two attempts to recall him from office.

In his most recent case, he is charged with the felonies of driving under the influence, causing an injury and making an unsafe turn; hit-and-run driving with an injury; and permitting a child to suffer under circumstances likely to cause great bodily injury or death.

He also is charged with the misdemeanors of hit-and-run driving and resisting a police officer by means of threats and violence. Bystanders and police have said White told them he was Jesse James White and they would regret their actions.

According to his website, J.J. is all about "sticking to my guns for less taxes, less government, personal responsibility, and your Second Amendment right to keep your guns too." (Those felonies might make that a little more difficult for you on the last one, J.J.) J.J. is also known to associate with criminals like James O'Queef.

Hit-and-run drunk driving, drug possession, child endangerment, resisting arrest and threatening police officers -- and he's still walking around. Talk about White privilege.

You Don't Shake Your Moneymaker

The question of whether National Review will fire John Darbyshite is laughable. "Darb" brings money to the magazine. He's a featured speaker on National Review next fundraising cruise:

John Derbyshire's columns appear in National Review and New English Review and cover a broad range of political-cultural topics, including immigration, China, history, mathematics, and race. Derbyshire's 1996 novel, Seeing Calvin Coolidge in a Dream, was a New York Times "Notable Book of the Year". His 2004 non-fiction book, Prime Obsession, won the Mathematical Association of America's inaugural Euler Book Prize. A new political book, We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism, was released in September 2009.

If Derb could stay on the NR cruise all year 'round, he'd occupy the racial utopia of his dreams.

Derb will become the latest poster boy for conservative victimhood, and the National Review can't afford to lose such a prize to the Daily Choler.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

National Review Makes The Case For Polygamy


Writing at NRO.com, Kevindy Williamson delivers an impassioned demand for equal rights for polygamists:
[Lawrence] O’Donnell denounced Romney as a guy who belongs to a church that
was created by a guy in upstate New York in 1830 when he got caught having sex with the maid and explained to his wife that God told him to do it. Forty-eight wives later, Joseph Smith’s lifestyle was completely sanctified in the religion he invented to go with it, which Mitt Romney says he believes.
Thanks for the Muppet News Flash, Larry. The exact nature of Smith’s polygamy is contested  (his only children were from his first wife, leading some to believe that his polygamy was of a non-sexual nature), but, yes, he was a polygamist. So was Solomon. So was Abraham. And, oddly enough, Lawrence O’Donnell plays a polygamist’s attorney on television — there’s nothing quite so satisfying as profiting from the prurient interest in a subject you denounce. Charlemagne was a polygamist.
I agree completely, Kev. If polygamy is good enough for Abraham, Charlemange and the fictional client of a fictional character played by Lawrence O'Donnell on HBO, it's good enough for America.
Kev, it's not only your right but your responsibility to make things legal between yourself and Maggie Gallagher and her hubby.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

The Story of MoDo

Maureen Dowd tries to become the worst New York Times columnist on the subject of sex, but she can't lay a finger on Ross Douthat. Still, MoDo sucks in her own special way.
In today's column, she has her old pal Leon Wieseltier assume the persona of a phone sex worker:
Although the book is being snapped up because it seems daring, a woman I know who works as a phone dominatrix under the nom de dom Jennifer Hunter dismisses it as "just another conventional depiction of female submission. And more off-putting than most. Same old same old.” ...

The Harvard-educated Hunter asserts that most women are sexually submissive — "the sexually dominant woman is that rara avis" — and scoffs at the idea that anything in the book is offensive except its overwrought prose.

"Every good dominant knows that the submissive is really the partner in control," she says. "All a submissive woman has to do is relax and enjoy the ride while delicious sexual acts are visited upon her. She's the star of the proceedings. Someone is ministering to her needs for a change. Master is choreographing all the action. The book seems to have resonated with so many women because, after a long day of managing employees, making all the decisions and looking after children, a woman might be exhausted about being in charge and long to surrender control.”

You, gentle Times reader, should your accept your trite generalizations about female sexuality from noone less than a Latin-spouting Harvardian.

Next up: David Brooks reports that men enjoy handjobs because they fear developing carpal tunnel syndrome, and Tom Friedman offers a mustache ride to Bashar al-Assad.