The Daily Whim

The Daily Whim


“When Michelle Malkin is the voice of reason talking you down, you are so far out on the lunatic fringe that you’ve built a condo out there.” Ed Brayton

“Until last Tuesday, I felt I had to take arguments made at, say, The Corner somewhat seriously. They were, after all, arguments that were likely to be taken seriously by people in charge of our government, and by some voters. Starting now, though, that changes. I will write about those arguments if they seem to be gaining broader currency, and I can imagine writing a thoughtful post on, say, what’s gone wrong with the conservative movement in which I might quote them. I will also keep reading them, just because I think it’s a good idea to know what other people are saying. But I will not feel any general need to point out when they are wrong. They have no more power. Some of them have gone so far over the edge that they have lost any credibility they might ever have had. I wish them well, but I will not comment on them unless I see some particular reason to do so. I now have the luxury of debating only thoughtful, sane conservatives who argue in good faith, and I intend to enjoy it.” Hilzoy

“I have, of all the inglorious things, a malignant hemorrhoid. What color bracelet does one wear for that? And where does one wear it? And what slogan is apropos? Perhaps that slogan can be sewn in needlepoint around the ruffle on a cover for my embarrassing little doughnut buttocks pillow. Furthermore, I am a logical, sensible, pragmatic Republican, and my diagnosis came just weeks after Teddy Kennedy’s. That he should have cancer of the brain, and I should have cancer of the ass … well, I’ll say a rosary for him and hope he has a laugh at me. After all, what would I do, ask God for a more dignified cancer?” P.J. O’Rourke

“There will, presumably, always be a conservative party. But it must be retaken by pro-environment, anti-interventionist, fiscally responsible traditional Republicans. For its part, the Democratic Party must redefine itself for an American generation that does not know what it stands for or what its principles are. The national interest cannot be achieved by settling old scores, vengeance for past wrongs, and demonization of those with whom we disagree. History operates its own court of justice and vengeance is the enemy of progress.” Gary Hart

“If you were building a Republican presidential candidate from a kit, imagine what pieces you might use: an athletic build, ramrod posture, Reaganesque hair, a charismatic speaking style and a crisp dark suit. You’d add a beautiful wife and family, a wildly successful business career and just enough executive government experience. You’d pour in some old GOP bromides — spending cuts and lower taxes — plus some new positions for 2008: anti-immigrant rhetoric and a focus on faith. Add it all up and you get Mitt Romney, a disquieting figure who sure looks like the next president and most surely must be stopped.” Concord Monitor

“Nobody who’s stood between a toddler and the last cookie should still harbor a belief in the inherent virtue of mankind.” Tony Woodlief

“Mitt Romney is — well, he continues to seem like someone who’s stepped from the shower and been handed a dress shirt by his manservant George. He’s like a senior account executive on ‘Mad Men.’” Peggy Noonan

“Michelle Malkin is the most vile, hateful commentator I’ve ever met in my life. She actually believes that neighbors should start snitching out neighbors, and we should be deporting people. It’s good she’s in D.C. and I’m in New York. I’d spit on her if I saw her.” Geraldo Rivera

“It’s always darkest before it turns absolutely pitch black.” Paul Newman

“I don’t think [Ann Coulter] has any shame. There’s no doubt about that. And her response to any effort to raise the dialogue, to talk about things that people care about, is to attack in a mean, hateful, mean-spirited way. I think that’s just the way she behaves. That’s who she is. And I think that’s a lot of what we see from these people who are just — that are crazy.” John Edwards

“When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.” Oscar Wilde

“There is no nonsense so errant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action.” Bertrand Russell

“I regard you with an indifference bordering on aversion.” Robert Louis Stevenson

“I get a tear in my eye every time ‘American Idol’s’ Simon Cowell tells someone he or she is rubbish. I don’t think the contestants grasp how valuable a gift he has given them. As my university career draws to a close, I’ve begun to realize how important it is for people to be told how much they suck.” Andrew Kirk

“If Coulter said this in an interview on her own, it would not have reflected on CPAC or conservatives but on herself. Yesterday, though, she used our platform for that little nugget of vileness — and some in the audience cheered her for it. Conclusions can reasonably be drawn from that.” Ed Morrissey

“We are here and it is now. Further than that all human knowledge is moonshine.” H. L. Mencken

“You’ve spoken of the number of apologies you have tried to make. How many apologies does a professional get before they realize they are an incompetent and move on to another line of work?” Mike Stark

“When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it.” Bernard Bailey

“Setting a good example for children takes all the fun out of middle age.” William Feather

“We are living in a world that has lost not only its sense of proportion but also its ability to discriminate.” The Telegraph

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