Well, at least the Leftosphere is a consistent lot

UPDATE:  Instapundit on the Washington Post article in the last update:

A “sea of middle-aged white males.”  Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

Nope.  Nothing wrong with it, I don’t guess, Doc.  But, the Instawife may want to keep an eye on you if you get the hankering to go to the Netroots Nutroots Nation convention next year.  😉

Apparently, Ann Althouse liked Instapundit’s blurb too.  The photo of which Ann and her readers are speaking…

via LaShawn Barber

Is it just me or does the young lady in the center front (in front of Clinton) look like she just got groped by the former-president?  Maybe the lady to her right too? 


UPDATE:    Jose Antonio Vargas at the Washington Post has an article out today titled “A Diversity of Opinion, if Not Opinionators.”   One of the more interesting things I found in the article was a statement on the makeup of the YearlyKos group.

It’s Sunday, day 4 of Yearly Kos, the major conference for progressive bloggers, and Gina Cooper, the confab’s organizer-in-chief, surveys the ballroom of the massive McCormick Place Convention Center. A few hundred remaining conventioneers are having brunch, dining on eggs, bagels and sausage.

Seven of the eight Democratic presidential candidates have paid their respects this weekend, and some 200 members of the credentialed press have filed their stories. A mere curiosity just two years ago, the progressive blogosphere has gone mainstream. But Cooper sees a problem.

“It’s mostly white. More male than female,” says the former high school math and science teacher turned activist. “It’s not very diverse.”

There goes the open secret of the netroots, or those who make up the community of the Internet grass-roots movement.   read more…

So, let me get this straight.  The progressive blog movement is comprised, for the most part, by white, middle-aged men?  What are they, a bunch of guys suffering a mid-life crisis hoping to pick up hot young liberal women casting their inhibitions to the wind?  Well, I guess it is a movement reminiscent of the 60’s.  Okay.  That answered that question for me.

And, this according to the same Washington Post article…

…Markos “Kos” Moulitsas Zuniga did five years ago, and bloggers either join the discussion or not. For two years now, Moulitsas has lent his name to the conference. But on Saturday, Cooper announced that next year the event will be called “Netroots Nation.”   read more…

Now, why would Markos decide to take his name out of such obvious association with the gathering?  In all reality, the Nutroots Nation is a movement that is moving more into the mainstream.  It makes me curious, I guess, why he is backing away from it.

LaShawn Barber shares his thoughts on the matter of “liberals complaining about the lack of skin color-only diversity at their own gatherings.”


H/T to Michelle Malkin

Did you think the nutroots would tone back their anti-military rhetoric, after seeing TNR taking a tumble with the Scott Thomas Beauchamp debacle?  Well, they didn’t.  But, at least they are consistent in voicing their disdain for our troops.

A. Whitney Brown, a reject from Saturday Night Live and Kos Diarist, has felt compelled to share his diatribe against our troops.  Here are some of the more defining excerpts (emphasis mine):

“Perhaps they just signed up hoping for some extra money for college, for the medical insurance, or even some hot gay military sex.” 

“I mean I am involuntarily, under threat of prison, forced to pay for their support.” 

“Other countries pay taxes, but they get something for it, like health care. What do I get? I get to kill a bunch of Iraqis.” 

“But I have paid hundreds of dollars in taxes over my lifetime, hundreds of dollars, and I don’t have so much as a single picture of an Iraqi child that I paid to have killed. It would be nice to just have something, you know,  to remember them by…. a picture, a lock of hair, perhaps a necklace of ears… So yes, I resent my support for the killing of Iraqis for which I get not even a memento or trophy.” 

“But do I still support the individual men and women who have given so much to serve their country? No. I think they’re a bunch of idiots. I also think they’re morally retarded. Because they sign a contract that says they will kill whoever you tell me to kill. And that is morally retarded.” 

“So to sum up, I don’t like our troops, I don’t like what they’re doing, I don’t like their fat, whining families, and yet, I support them. Thank God I live in a free country.”

Yes, Mr. Brown, it is a good thing you “live in a free country.” 

Were he to live in a socialist country, like he obviously wants America to be, he would have already been shot, hanged, etc.  In America, we get to listen to him bash the men and women in uniform that keep this country free and our nation sovereign, so he can spread his hatred for his protectors. 

Of course, Brown isn’t the only nutroot over at the Daily Kos demeaning our men and women in uniform.  The Angry Rakkasan, who intimates that the soldier that Jon Soltz shouted down at the YearlyKos convention was somehow a poster child for the “lowering of Army enlistment standards”.   And, it just so happens that the diarist works for Soltz at VoteVets.org.

All of this, even after Markos himself has tried to reign in the nutroots diarists at the Daily Kos.

I’m with Michelle on this one: “Hillary? Obama? John Edwards? Any comment?”

One of my favorite t-shirts comes to mind, as I read over all of this insanity from the Lefotshpere:

via ThoseShirts.com

Yes.  Just imagine. 

For some reason, it just brings this image to mind, when I keep reading up on all of the stuff from the YearlyKos.

via 0cents Images


Others posting on this topic:  Rick Moran / Alexander / Did You See This? / Hennessy’s View / Bill’s Bites / InstapunditIMAO / Blogs of War / Mudville Gazette / Political Party Poop / Right Truth / Political Vindication / Webloggin’ / Captain’s Quarters / Conservative Times / Michael P.F. Van Der Galien / Blue Crab Boulevard /


One Response to “Well, at least the Leftosphere is a consistent lot”

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