Tagged: détournement

Walk this world

Eurovision is what the recent Met gala should have been.

Détournement has a temporary effect, nothing more.

Will Iran use children on the front line again as it did in its war with Iraq?

Westboro were MAGAts before there were MAGAts. Proto-MAGAts.

Fox News is a boutique for paranoid style politics and its adherents. There’s no need for Democrats to venture into a space that is impervious to reason.

Bernie is strapped for cash due to poor fundraising. Progs should jump to Warren, who is a better candidate than Sanders (less baggage and, obviously, no misogynistic following).

Biden is assuming that once Trump is out, Senate Republicans will have no interest in protecting his “legacy.” A better argument is that his coattails will be superior to those of non-Democrat Sanders (hence, flipping the Senate).

In reality, Biden has worked with the other guys (even during the Obama era). However, most of those guys have departed, and have been replaced by the children of Palin and Trump.

The US is filled with people who believe the Second Amendment gives them the right to be killed by a gun. They will never relinquish this right.

Conservatives discussing the Clintons (circa 2007)

Now that Hillary Clinton has announced her campaign for the American presidency, this old post is relevant and likely predictive of the tone of the conservative opposition towards her. In December 2007, I engaged in a piece of détourned online conversation with four “conservatives”:


Conservative #1: I want to say only a couple of things. I blame Mr. Clinton for our lax attitude toward terrorism. There was plenty he could do and he didn’t do. Apparently Waco and Elian Gonzales were bigger problems. I believe life under Mrs. Clinton will be very bad. Universal health care is one of her craziest ideas that comes to mind. She has no understanding of the Middle East. No understanding of economics.

Conservative #2: The real danger of Hillary’s election will be the undermining of the Republic. One or more ACLU lawyers like Ginsberg will be put on the court. Someone totally scary will run the justice department. And there will be nothing to stop the democrats in control of all branches of government from pushing the most far left agenda since FDR’s New Deal. If you think Healthcare is the goal, you’re not thinking big enough. This power grab will be the biggest in our lifetimes. Expect your taxes to go way up, expect your civil rights such as how your raise your children to be eroded. Expect us to give away more military secrets to hostile nations, etc. etc.

Conservative #1: I remember when Mrs. Clinton talked about eliminating the Electoral College. Talk about a fascist. That could be our next president.

Conservative #3: There is good evidence that when the Clintons first took office, Mrs. Clinton wanted to make a Communist Party fellow traveler Secretary of Education.

Raffine: I’ve heard Hillary plans to abolish Christmas.

Conservative #4: Raffine, rather than pass on (or create) rumour and speculation, why don’t you reference news articles or reliable web sites that mention that tidbit. Frankly, I think it’s ridiculous.