Category: academia

Allegretto leggiermente

Everyone is watching the debate to see if Tulsi Gabbard speaks in Russian.

Harold Bloom no longer matters. He lost the war over “the canon.”

Jeet Heer managed to complete and tweet his senior thesis on Bloom, The Joker, Scorsese, and castration anxiety.

Even Michael Corleone testified in open Senate session.

Man up, Don Giuliani.

According to Jacobin magazine, Trump’s noble savages are not really responsible for Trumpism, only the super elite. And Obama.

Their “progressive views” on the economy apparently include racist views about racial/ethnic minorities and foreigners.

Compared to the Trump Crime Family’s business dealings at home and abroad, Hunter Biden is a paragon of virtuous entrepreneurial behavior.

The chav Eggsy is the prototype for Trump’s MAGAts.

Many parole violations would have occurred had Trump maintained accurate White House visitor logs.

Colleges are not job training centers.

Your savior

It’s telling that Trump has to hold his Rolling Nuremberg Rallies in deep red states which he should have no problem holding.

The Biden-Ukraine conspiracy theory came from Ken Vogel and friends at the NY Times.

33 years ago Rudy was as mob connected as he is today.

I don’t want Manafort or Flynn to have the right to vote.

Militant secularism (as per William Barr), also known as Enlightenment and cultural progress.

An evangelical christian is born every minute. – P T Barnum.

The biggest flaw in mainstream economics is the model of rational action, which, ironically, is shared by Marxist economics.

Today’s progressives are, unfortunately, populists.

Ryan Lizza is the new Mark Halperin.

Rick Perry is proof that eyeglasses don’t make one smarter.

Telos

On a serious note, Leninists historically tend to be anti-sex, anti-pleasure.

The Impeachniki are funny in their growing hysteria. Pelosi is smarter than all of them.

If NY State has its way, Trump’s money will only be safe in the Iranian national bank.

US and Iran are panto enemies. The “GREAT SATAN” versus the “TERRORIST STATE”. Each side benefits from the existence of the other. They deserve each other.

Trump means treason in Ukrainian.

“Neoliberal” captures all the Evil in the world: racism, sexism, fascism, heterosexism, classism, etc. It’s the Swiss army knife of woke critique.

In reality, it is really, really, super-late capitalism.

In a few billion years, when the sun expands during its own death throes, the Earth will be a burnt rock and, eventually, it will be consumed by the sun.

The morning sad

A nice Watergate-style break-in at the IRS might work.

Mother Pence only tithes to God.

What’s with the circuses (Zizek and the alt-right Canuck, Gay and Hoff Sommers)? Just because Twain did it doesn’t make it right.

How much dosh did Zizek make for his performance art sketch?

Bernie is an establishment candidate now (Warren is the insurgent) and Warren has a gender disadvantage.

Warren offers specifics and feasible solutions. Bernie offers utopian critique and egotism.

“Easter worshippers” apparently prefer to be called “Easter fetishists.”

Rudy Giuliani’s incredibly disappearing neck is a thing of wonder.

If Satan had a daughter, she would be Sarah Sanders.

Ballad of lemons

Trump’s former associates should fear Putin’s ire more. Trump retaliates with childish nicknames; Putin uses chemical weapons.

The White House released a picture of a Putin puppet and opioid addict playing golf.

One can’t be a Republican politician without also being a hypocrite. What this lot have added to their list of official positions is “Russian agent.”

Sarah Sanders’ soul is predestined for the hot place for lying like the Devil.

Journalists are not astute thinkers.

They’re limited by very short term thinking (tomorrow’s front page, tomorrow’s A block) and an obsession for the “scoop” as opposed to the truth. Big news events like Russia-Trump collusion are simply beyond their pay grade.

In 50 years, no one will know who Brian Leiter was.

Love in a void

External governmental interference with free intellectual inquiry must be quashed, not accommodated.

MAGAstates are states of hate.

One has to decide which dictator one will back: Maduro or Trump.

Must be deflating for Robert Kraft to have to apologize again. He’s truly sorry he got caught, like all perps.

NY Mets are a failed franchise. Even the penny pinching Rays locked up their ace.

This empirically thin argument makes me miss David Carr.

Fighting talk

Irony is always better than the narcissistic theatrics of armed struggle.

Affect theory is the new EST.

McSally didn’t reprimand Trump for bashing McCain when he supported her failed campaign for the Senate.

Worth remembering that McCain begat Palin, who begat Trump, who hates McCain.

$15K is pocket change. I can’t even believe Felicity Huffman is charged with a crime.

National populism will be short lived because of the low mental capacity of its leading demagogues.

Banya talk between Trump and Putin is covered under executive privilege.

Chichikov prefigured post-Soviet Russian leadership ethics.

Free speech champion Trump says speak your mind, just not under oath before Robert Mueller.