Lion of the Blogosphere

RBG, I told you so

The Washington Post reports that RBG attended a musical production last night.

I told you so.

After moron right-wingers convinced themselves that Hillary Clinton was going to die any moment from some mysterious disease, and that turned out to be false, I recalled an episode of Star Trek. Scotty is left in charge of the Enterprise while Kirk and Spock are down on the planet, and the Klingons lure him away with a fake distress call. And then, just as Scotty is about to return to the planet, they receive yet another distress call. And that’s when Scotty says, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me!” So the lesson to learn is to totally ignore any unverifiable reports on right-wing message boards about a liberal Democrat’s health.

These morons on the right are as bad as the morons on the left, and it’s almost enough to make me give up on politics blogging.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 5, 2019 at EDT am

Posted in News

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  1. It’s a clone, obviously.

    GondwanaMan

    February 5, 2019 at EDT am

  2. Indeed! I’ve been trying to wean myself away from outrage porn while still trying to stay current. While I still enjoy satirical takes, I’ve learned to trust not a thing that is said without further research. It’s hard to find HBD awareness that then isn’t weaponized rather than an attempt to make intelligent policy (which I admit is impossible in the current climate). That’s why I enjoy this blog!

    jack cade

    February 5, 2019 at EDT am

  3. Talk about burying the lede. Did you know there was something called the National Museum of Women in The Arts? How do we reason about this? Is it an admission that artistic works by women don’t qualify for inclusion in normal museums?

    Marty

    February 5, 2019 at EDT am

  4. i don’t think there’s any “smart side” of politics either. politics represents a social and signalling exercise more than it does an effort to ascertain truth and draw reasonable conclusions and policy prescriptions from those truths. it’s really no different from a person’s music or fashion tastes; it’s about fitting into and indicating that you are a member a group. finding somebody who actually argues about politics in good faith is such an impossible task it’s not even worth doing anymore.

    i miss when you used to post photos. that was cool, you should start doing that again more.

    james n.s.w

    February 5, 2019 at EDT am

    • Indeed but there are good sources of information out there you just need to know where to look. My focus is on the academic especially the private school variety. As far as the mainstream media both conservative/liberal and even parts of the alternative media go yeah it’s a bunch of crap mostly consisting of hype, negativity, hysteria, and controversy even when things are going well. In other words it’s prole feed with the occasional good article/story few and far between.

      There are many serious and important issues to discuss but even the progress, achievements, successes, and triumphs made by the Trump presidency are downplayed, overlooked, and ignored including by the conservative press. Mostly these people want to be liked, indulge in outrage porn, and receive some form of social validation.

      By contrast the rich/powerful have always relied on school, college, university, and academia to get a good grasp of the world. Take a look at the Russian collusion hoax and the non-stop fake news about it. Putin is portrayed as public enemy number one and it’s like we’re in a new red scare. However one of the premier private schools in the world Yale university has a much more balanced, nuanced, and perhaps even positive view of Vladimir Putin.

      redarmyvodka

      February 5, 2019 at EDT pm

    • Another great source of knowledge about historical and international issues which goes beyond simple, outdated, borderline retarded left/right paradigms and current events which are too ephemeral is a show/podcast called The Orthodox Nationalist. He’s got a WN bent and all that implies but otherwise his work is amazing even masterpiece quality.

      redarmyvodka

      February 6, 2019 at EDT pm

  5. Public appearance? Without pictures? You must be kidding.

    My 2c

    February 5, 2019 at EDT am

    • “Without pictures? ”

      Don’t be silly! Who an earth has access to a camera now?

      cliff arroyo

      February 5, 2019 at EDT pm

  6. Liberals believe Obama is a secret atheist. Conservatives believe he is a secret Muslim. Silliness on all sides.

    S Marta Ss

    February 5, 2019 at EDT am

    • Of course Obama is an atheist! But Conservatives are right that he has a fondness for Islam, remembering his childhood in Indonesia with rose-colored glasses.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      February 5, 2019 at EDT am

      • You assume that because you are an atheist that anyone who is smart or believes in evolution is also one.

        S Marta Ss

        February 5, 2019 at EDT am

      • Obama is an atheist.

        Lowe

        February 5, 2019 at EDT pm

  7. Pics or it didn’t happen.

    Andrew E.

    February 5, 2019 at EDT am

  8. Without pictures this is an unverifiable story.

    MEH 0910

    February 5, 2019 at EDT pm

  9. A couple of years ago, Melania laid low for a while after having a minor outpatient procedure. The msm was openly questioning whether she was still alive and healthy after less than 3 weeks of not being seen in public. RBG is twice her age with a number of serious health problems including broken ribs, cancerous tumors and pneumonia. It’s not unreasonable to think she’s on borrowed time. I’ll bet her own doctors don’t even know if she’ll overcome the pneumonia. Being brought in a wheelchair to watch a short musical doesn’t change that.

    Everyone knows she’s on her way to the knacker’s yard. That’s why the msm is touchy about allegations of her health being worse than reported. Same goes for you. I don’t why you care. But the last time you wrote on this you sounded like you had your feelings hurt. Just because she hasn’t died in the past week doesn’t mean everyone is wrong.

    destructure

    February 5, 2019 at EDT pm

  10. All very sketchy. She hid in the back and slipped out at the end, no one caught more than a passing glimpse of her, she never stood up or said anything at an event that was supposedly being conducted in her honor. All the MSM used stock pictures of her – none were taken at the concert. Very mysterious.

    Black Death

    February 5, 2019 at EDT pm

    • Weekend at Bernie’s, the Musical?

      Lowe

      February 5, 2019 at EDT pm

      • “Hearings with Ruth” as a few dedicated SJWs with an electric exo-skeleton and a hidden microphone try to convince everyone she’s still alive and kicking (a bug with the electic exo-skeleton)
        I’d watch it.

        cliff arroyo

        February 6, 2019 at EDT pm

  11. If she supposedly shows up for her kid’s piano recital, but not to the SOTU, then Occam’s Razor suggests that the purpose of this article was to run interference.

    Rating: UNPROVEN

    Fact Checker

    February 5, 2019 at EDT pm

  12. In decrying the conspiracy theory in the follow-up to their report, the Washington Post uses a picture of RGB from January 2016, thus feeding the conspiracy theory:

    MEH 0910

    February 6, 2019 at EDT am

    • MEH 0910

      February 6, 2019 at EDT am

    • Don’t let yourself be trolled by the WaPo and unhinged right-wing conspiracy mongers.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      February 6, 2019 at EDT am

    • Is that a photo of her public appearance? I get the impression it is not.

      Lowe

      February 6, 2019 at EDT am

      • WaPo captions it as being from January 2016. It’s a stock public appearance photo, not a stock court photo, so a casual viewer may think it’s from her current “public appearance”.

        MEH 0910

        February 6, 2019 at EDT pm

    • Photos were not allowed at the event

      Let’s say the worst case scenario isn’t that they’re covering up that RBG is dead, it’s that they’re covering up that she looks like crap after her illness. You can bet that if a conservative justice was in her shoes, that they would not be protected by a “no photographs allowed” policy. A picture of a conservative justice looking like crap would have leaked.

      MEH 0910

      February 6, 2019 at EDT pm

  13. MEH 0910

    February 15, 2019 at EDT pm


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