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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

When the cat is away

Ed Driscoll will post links to Ben Shapiro on an hourly basis. Sorry, make that BEN SHAPIRO. From Instapundit:
As Ben Shapiro noted, during the Tony Awards on Sunday, “alleged comedian Michael Ian Black tweeted out a bumper sticker that could easily be taken as the slogan for the modern Left: ‘Theater is political. Sports is political. Life is political. Be political.’”
Posted at 1:22 pm by Ed Driscoll 

BEN SHAPIRO: No, Star Wars Isn’t Failing Because Of Hateful Trolls. It’s Failing Because Kathleen Kennedy Has Done A Garbage Job.
Posted at 12:32 pm by Ed Driscoll

BEN SHAPIRO INTERVIEWS JONAH GOLDBERG (Video): “When does nationalism go too far? Is the ‘Never Trump’ movement still alive? Jonah Goldberg joins Ben Shapiro this week to discuss the first 18 months of Trump’s presidency, and how he’s shifted the culture since the election.” Plus plenty of discussion on Jonah’s new book, The Suicide of the West, a great read.
Posted at 9:14 pm by Ed Driscoll 
The Littlest Chickenhawk's masters must be paying Driscoll by the link.

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60 Comments:

Blogger Ledford Ledford June 12, 2018 4:09 PM  

I think you should assign an Ilk to monitor Shapiro &c. Your time is better spent elsewhere. No, I don't have the time. I have to read some as***** named Suvorov.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 12, 2018 4:10 PM  

Not by the link, by the click. That's why it's hopeless.
Who the hell is going to click?

Blogger Damn Crackers June 12, 2018 4:14 PM  

BEN SHAPIRO: The president's praise for the dictator of North Korea was disquieting...If the president really wants to make sure that Otto Warmbier didn't die in vain, then I think that it is incumbent on him to be as harsh as humanly possible on the Kim regime.
NOT Posted by Ed Driscoll for some reason

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother June 12, 2018 4:15 PM  

DISQUIETING OH SHIT WHAT A FAGGOT

Blogger SciVo June 12, 2018 4:16 PM  

In contrast, Robert Stacy McCain quoted Castalia House author Moira Grayland in his recent article
Progressive Perversion: Poet’s Daughters Describe ‘Brothel Without Payment’
, showing much better judgement than Driscoll in choice of reference.

Blogger kennymac June 12, 2018 4:32 PM  

Ed Driscoll is the worst thing about Instapundit. No idea why GR keeps him around.

Blogger tublecane June 12, 2018 4:33 PM  

"President Blumpf's signature was too bold. It frightened me. Made my little hat spin."

Blogger tublecane June 12, 2018 4:34 PM  

I enjoy listening to warmongers talk as if they care about human rights.

Blogger ThoughtCriminal June 12, 2018 4:55 PM  

Ben isn't winning any fans on Twitter today with his criticism of the Trump Kim meeting. It almost seems he's so shaken from the meeting that he has broken character and revealed his true self.

Blogger By My Greybeard! June 12, 2018 4:58 PM  

@tublecane

You, Sir, are the reason why I'm delighted that my Galaxy Note 8 is waterproof!

I'm also glad that what I was drinking *was* water, else I'd have ruined my favorite shirt.

Oh!
And thank you *very* much for the belly laugh! The mental picture of the little spinning hat is priceless! (...think Oliver Hardy...)

– BmG

Blogger Man of The West June 12, 2018 5:03 PM  

Shapiro complains that trump will make “WW3” with North Korea by insulting Kim in tweets. Then complains about trump’s “praise” of Kim, and that he should be “as harsh as humanly possible” on the “Kim regime”. He has no convictions or morals, he simply seeks to remove trump and delegitimize his successes.

Blogger Troushers June 12, 2018 5:05 PM  

No, #NeverTrump Isn't Failing Because of Hateful Trolls. It Is Failing Because Ben Shapiro And Jonah Golberg Have Done A Garbage Job

Blogger Troushers June 12, 2018 5:09 PM  

Good point. It's just all TrumpBad. He could cure cancer and Ben would whine about the right to life for benign tumours, or something.

Blogger SDaly June 12, 2018 5:11 PM  

I posted a couple of jabs at Driscoll for his cites to Shapiro today in Instapundit's comment section, then come here to find you are on the same wavelength. Nice.

Blogger Che Dolf June 12, 2018 5:19 PM  

kennymac - Ed Driscoll is the worst thing about Instapundit. No idea why GR keeps him around.

Every single writer there, including the proprietor, is garbage. They all obey the Shapiro Doctrine, which is to pretend that principled, intelligent people to their right don't exist.

Blogger DBSFF June 12, 2018 5:23 PM  

Great snapshot of controlled opposition:

1. Candy re: basic bitch conservative political philosophy
2. Candy re: pop culture
3. Substance: Nationalism must be eradicated.

Almost like it's a formula . . . feed the base a few feel good bits, then slip in your actual anti-American platform.

Blogger Latigo3 June 12, 2018 5:40 PM  

Shapiro and Goldberg, today's Ethel & Julius Rosenberg.

Blogger Emmett Fitz-Hume June 12, 2018 5:40 PM  

No Cred Ed. I can't stand that guy. His 'Classical Reference in Headline' schtick is retarded.

He is the worst thing, among a number of them, about Instapundit.

Blogger Coyotewise June 12, 2018 5:41 PM  

I've been following the comedian Owen Benjamin as he has gone to war with the converged entertainment industry to the point where he is now committed to building his own platform. He's come a long way in a short time.
His red pills are still digesting though. He is very tight with Crowder and Shapiro by extension.
However, he did call out BS when he tried smear Tommy Robinson with icky alt-right labels. I suspect Owen and possibly even Crowder will eventually see BS and JP for what they are. It'll take a minute though.
I was pretty taken with JP for a bit there until Vox pulled the curtain back. Now I've stopped cleaning my room.

Blogger tz June 12, 2018 5:53 PM  

The MSM and the NeverTrump antiphonal are basically becoming like a Chorus in an ancient Greek play - observing the obvious, or doing a Fake spin, but totally irrelevant and not participating.

The Trump Train is fine, but it has not only left the station, it is halfway across the country while they are still stuck in the station complaining they didn't like the luxury accomodations.

(He should assign one of his family to fixing Amtrak - it would be great, elegant, and profitable before the 2020 elections).

Blogger tz June 12, 2018 6:19 PM  

Benji is Losing it

Trump Derangement Syndrome is apparently "Progressive" and attacks progressives.

BeClowned

Blogger Al Du Clur June 12, 2018 6:27 PM  

I would not be surprised if Ed was being paid but it also like the kissing up to NRO and Shapiro went into overdrive when Glenn's wife was out on a hate list as a male supremacist.

The number of commenters though, almost entirely male, who get that the never Trumpers are not worth reading is heartening. Some males are even addressing the JQ which is a sign that Jewdar is slowly going mainstream

Blogger DraveckysHumerus June 12, 2018 6:42 PM  

10.By My Greybeard!

What are your thoughts on the Note 8? A product recall almost immediately ate my Note 7 and I am stuck with the 5 now, which is fine and I utilize a lot of the functionality. I am undecided whether to buy the Note 8 soon or else wait for the 9 to issue. Thanks in advance if you care to contribute.

Blogger Robert Divinity June 12, 2018 6:49 PM  

"No, #NeverTrump Isn't Failing Because of Hateful Trolls. It Is Failing Because Ben Shapiro And Jonah Golberg Have Done A Garbage Job"

#NeverTrump is failing because Trump is succeeding. Irrelevant and discredited flies like Driscoll and Shapiro just get shooed off the ribs and have to buzz around each other's matzo bowls to get any attention.

"Ben Shapiro destroys East Asia with just one tweet!"

Yeah, buddy.

Blogger Jack Ward June 12, 2018 6:50 PM  

I don't think anyone but the Donald could have done what he has these last 18 months. It's gone beyond amazing. I've no idea what the GE's IQ is but, whatever it is I would like a large serving. Not tired of winning and honored to STAND WITH our President!

Blogger Steve June 12, 2018 7:13 PM  

BEN SHAPIRO INTERVIEWS JONAH GOLDBERG (Video): “When does nationalism go too far?

No spoilers, please.

Blogger Harris June 12, 2018 7:21 PM  

I like Glenn Reynolds better than his co-bloggers, that's for sure.

Blogger Mark Stoval June 12, 2018 7:22 PM  

Jack Ward wrote:I don't think anyone but the Donald could have done what he has these last 18 months. It's gone beyond amazing. I've no idea what the GE's IQ is but, whatever it is I would like a large serving. Not tired of winning and honored to STAND WITH our President!



Jack, I agree with you. I am sure that Trump has a high IQ. But I doubt it is real high. Probably 125 or so. (not an expert in these matters)

But on top of his IQ he has guts, drive, and high energy. He has focus. He understands people and can communicate with them on various levels. That man can make fun of you one week and the next pat you on the back and say wonderful things about you.

Trump knows corruption and how to fight it. He knows how evil and nasty humans can be.

But most of all, Trump looks to be a tool of God. I really think that God is working through the Donald.

Anyway, my two cents today.

Blogger Steve June 12, 2018 7:26 PM  

All this Ben Shapiro shilling reminds me of the days when TV and Hollywood kept trying to convince everyone that Sarah Jessica Parker was a woman.

Blogger Darwinite June 12, 2018 7:31 PM  

@Jack Ward Trump’s verbal abilities are off the charts. It’s impossible to measure such an outlier. I’ve been awestruck since I saw his first rallies. I studied his speeches deeply at the time of the Primaries, so by November 2015 I was telling everyone I knew that he would be President. How can you score the greatest public speaker of a generation?

Blogger The Deplorable Podunk Ken Ramsey June 12, 2018 7:34 PM  

Intelligence is nice. But it greatly helps to have wisdom and experience. Also, you can’t be too emotionally overcommitted to ideas that aren’t working.

I bet if any of these think tank eggheads were given $200 million and told they had to go alone into Manhattan real estate with it that the results would not be pretty.

Blogger By My Greybeard! June 12, 2018 7:42 PM  

@DraveckysHumerus
Abt the Note 8.
I think Samsung did a great job w|the Note 8, and while I said “waterproof”, don't take it into your bathtub, it's actually just very water resistant.

The Note 9 is out, or perhaps my son has a preview model (he's always testing gadgets), but if you can wait, and afford more than the base memory model, I would wait the little while.

I might be the wrong person to ask for an opinion: I traded-up from a Note 4, b|c a puppy my daughter-in-law got for her birthday chewed it up (early in december 2017) otherwise I'd still be using that.

I hope I was of some help.

– BmG

Blogger Gordon Scott June 12, 2018 7:44 PM  

Now I've stopped cleaning my room.

Me also. I've been slumping my shoulders as well. But I'm most proud of standing around the skateboard park asking the skaters inane questions.

Blogger Nathan June 12, 2018 7:45 PM  

@kennymac

I think it's a three way tie between Driscoll, Stephen Green, and Charles Glasser. It basically goes from a libertarian/alt-lite site to a full blown neocon fest in Glenn Reynolds absence.

Blogger DraveckysHumerus June 12, 2018 7:52 PM  

31.
You can liken intelligence-knowledge base to vlsi chip-data storage. A system having an older vlsi chip and related architecture married to a solid state storage can exhibit superior performance in relation to another system which has the latest and greatest cpu but draws on a home grade scsi drive. No matter the flynn/motherboard, cooling etc. tweaks. g iq within certain parameters depending is indispensable but it's not the whole system.

Blogger Lovekraft June 12, 2018 7:59 PM  

Interesting study at heartiste which looks at docile animals put into completely safe environments, only to lose their fear of their natural predators after several generations.

Heartiste ties this to the gate community virtue signalling open borders people who are basically setting themselves up for a rude awakening when resource scarcity means they aren't able to pay for their security against the hordes they imported.

https://heartiste.wordpress.com/2018/06/12/the-liberal-prey-animal-in-a-threat-free-environment/

Blogger DraveckysHumerus June 12, 2018 7:59 PM  

32.
Thanks mon. If the 9 has been released even preliminarily your son is the shizzle. 'cause I don't know anybody who has been granted hands-on yet and I operate within the industry. Peace.

Blogger tz June 12, 2018 8:05 PM  

Savages gonna savage, but where is Glenn Greenwald on the Human Rights?
Brazil tribes engage in infanticide

Blogger tz June 12, 2018 8:31 PM  

If the cat is away, you can ignore the litterbox.
I think the S**tty kitty is still present.
Pussy hats? Cunt Caps?

JBP: Clean your room!
Altright: Burn down any immigrant alien illegals Neighbor's houses.

Blogger Res Ipsa June 12, 2018 8:51 PM  

Mark,

I agree. There is no other explanation.

Blogger Feather Blade June 12, 2018 8:55 PM  

kennymac wrote:Ed Driscoll is the worst thing about Instapundit.

I'd cast my vote for Charles Glasser.

Full disclosure: I can't keep Ben Shapiro and Ben Rhodes straight.

Blogger Dire Badger June 12, 2018 9:33 PM  

Feather Blade wrote:kennymac wrote:Ed Driscoll is the worst thing about Instapundit.

I'd cast my vote for Charles Glasser.

Full disclosure: I can't keep Ben Shapiro and Ben Rhodes straight.


Shapiro is the one that looks and sounds like a Jewish MaCaulay Culkin

Blogger Feather Blade June 12, 2018 9:41 PM  

Dire Badger wrote:Shapiro is the one that looks and sounds like a Jewish MaCaulay Culkin

... drugged-out with stringy blond hair?

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener June 12, 2018 9:43 PM  

Full disclosure: I can't keep Ben Shapiro and Ben Rhodes straight.

You'd have to lock them away to keep them straight. Such a thing would only be possible in more civilized times.

Blogger Ingot9455 June 12, 2018 10:38 PM  

@28 @30 The IQ websites pin GE Trump's IQ to around 160 because he's a graduate of Wharton Business School and their median IQ is 158.

I too am amazed at his ability to switch levels.

Blogger OneWingedShark June 12, 2018 10:45 PM  

ThoughtCriminal wrote:Ben isn't winning any fans on Twitter today with his criticism of the Trump Kim meeting. It almost seems he's so shaken from the meeting that he has broken character and revealed his true self.
What would shake him up so badly? What piece of information does he have that we don't? I didn't think Ben was a Deep Stater, in the sense of being privy to more hidden matters.

Perhaps he is sensing that the wave of nationalism isn't going away. Perhaps, he sees that the lid is going to be blown off of the massive H1B & H2B scams, in addition to the massive/unchecked "illegal immigration", illuminating the obvious population replacement scheme.

Blogger Jack Amok June 12, 2018 10:46 PM  

Ed Driscoll is the worst thing about Instapundit.


I'd cast my vote for Charles Glasser.


I agree. I'm pretty sure Driscoll has written one or two posts over the years that - despite his being enamored with Boomer culture - were worth reading. Glasser on the other hand is easily the worst...

...wait, forgot about Gail Heriot.

I do like Glenn, but his cob loggers are mostly a sorry lot. Commenters are pretty good though.

Blogger Zeke OF Confettii June 12, 2018 11:19 PM  

Thanks Jack "Cob Loggers" (yes it wuz an accident) is a great description.

Blogger Anno Ruse June 12, 2018 11:28 PM  

"The IQ websites pin GE Trump's IQ to around 160 because he's a graduate of Wharton Business School and their median IQ is 158.

I too am amazed at his ability to switch levels."

He seems to be just stupid enough to understand the concept of trolls while also being smart enough to understand the concept of how to troll. Something which appears to elude many self-proclaimed top-IQ smarty-pants.

Blogger Nikephoros II Phokas June 12, 2018 11:50 PM  

OT:

Cuckservative NeverTrump Mark Sanford lost the GOP primary in SC to Katie Arrington.

Very good chance of another Pro-Trumper being added to Congress.

The current Pro-Trump governor won his primary too.

Blogger Jack Amok June 12, 2018 11:52 PM  

Thanks Jack "Cob Loggers" (yes it wuz an accident)

Hey, maybe I stole it from one of my cow orkers...

Blogger Francis Parker Yockey June 13, 2018 12:35 AM  

Plus plenty of discussion on Jonah’s new book, The Suicide of the West

Nope. That's James Burnham's old book, little Ben.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 13, 2018 1:09 AM  

Cob loggers is an Ace-ism.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash June 13, 2018 1:11 AM  

OneWingedShark wrote:What would shake him up so badly?
The thought that no-one is Tel Aviv will think he's special or super-smart?

Blogger Garuna June 13, 2018 1:12 AM  

Ben isn't winning any fans on Twitter today with his criticism of the Trump Kim meeting. It almost seems he's so shaken from the meeting that he has broken character and revealed his true self.

NeverTrump wanted Trump to fail, so they could retake control of the Party. But the reverse has happened.

Look at MAGA candidate Corey Stewart's victory in the Virginia senate primary against an establishment cuck. He won not only the rebellious MAGA regions but also the establishment cuck regions. Trump is the Republican Party now. Hardcore NeverTrumpers are bending the knee. Mitt Romney even admits that Trump will probably win re-election in 2020.

What has happened to Ben Shapiro is poetic justice. He made a career out of regurgitating establishment Republican talking points. But now Trump is the Republican establishment for the foreseeable future. Shapiro understands that he must either lick our boots or lose his career. Hence the tantrum.

Blogger Wynn Lloyd June 13, 2018 1:57 AM  

My sister claimed that "white male superiority" was being disproven by Trump's administration. All while I was checking out the pics of a Chinese 9 decked out in skimpy Trump attire.

They are living in a totally different universe. The man is absolutely great. Yet they see him as the worst of all? The psychological divorce is incomprehensible to me.

Blogger Noah B The Savage Gardener June 13, 2018 2:48 AM  

@56 Tell her that she's not allowed to vote anymore and that she has to go back.

She might get mad at first, but keep telling her that when she gets out of line. In 2020 if women can still vote, she'll vote for Trump.

Blogger Garuna June 13, 2018 6:06 AM  

My sister claimed that "white male superiority" was being disproven by Trump's administration... They are living in a totally different universe. The man is absolutely great. Yet they see him as the worst of all? The psychological divorce is incomprehensible to me.

It'll change by the end of 2020.

1) Technically, Trump has only defeated them once. 2016. They dismiss that win as "racists and Russians".
2) Your sister is female. I'm very well-traveled and in my experience, women and beta males worldwide basically have the same political opinion as the TV. Women and beta males = Trump's opposition.

When Republicans win 2018 and Trump&Republicans win 2020, Democrats and the mainstream media will be forced to reform. They will move rightwards to Trump, just like they move rightwards after Reagan. At this point, women and betas will follow the TV's lead and soften their rhetoric against Trump.

If he continues Korea-like foreign successes, the economy keeps booming, he renegotiates trade deals, he builds the wall and reforms immigration, and he drains at least part of the swamp after the IG report, then he will ultimately be remembered as one of the all-time great Presidents.

Blogger James Dixon June 13, 2018 8:15 AM  

> I do like Glenn, but his cob loggers are mostly a sorry lot.

And then there's Sarah Hoyt, who in reference to Chick-fil-A said "IT’S OKAY CHICKEN". Thus demonstrating conclusively our host's point about her not really being an American.

Blogger The Overgrown Hobbit June 13, 2018 7:42 PM  

IT’S OKAY CHICKEN, BUT THE LEFT SURE DOES SELL IT

There. FIFY. Real Americans know that decent chicken is just the beginning with Chick Fil-A. And that leftys hate anything Real Americans do.

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