David Kirkpatrick

August 2, 2009

Joe Queenan is an idiot

Queenan was funny at one point. Now, not so much.

His bizarre appearance on the July 31 episode of Real Time with Bill Maher was head-scratchingly inane. He came off like a dusty old fart, made nonesensical non sequiturs, injected off-topic points into actual interesting and enlightening discussions and displayed the body language of a crackhead after nineteen hours without a glass pipe in his mouth.

The crowning achievement of stupid was interrupting Michael Ware, an Australian journalist who’s been kidnapped three time while reporting the Middle East, while he was making a point, albeit drawnout, on the state of affairs in Afghanistan and Pakistan and the likelihood of actual talks between the US, those governments and the Taliban. During this cogent bit of analysis from someone with intimate knowledge of the region, Queenan saw fit to leap in with a defense of the rights of women in Afghanistan. What?

And that was the reaction from Maher and the rest of his panel. Uh Joe, I hope you find an appropriate treatment for whatever brand of idiocy that’s afflicted you.

September 18, 2008

I almost feel bad …

… for reposting an entire Andrew Sullivan item because the quote he pulls is so great. In return for borrowing his content, here’s a plug — be sure to catch Sully on the Bill Maher show this weekend on HBO.

From the link:

Ron Paul Was Right, Ctd.

18 Sep 2008 02:28 pm

“I fear the government has passed the point of no return. We have the irony of a free-market administration doing things that the most liberal Democratic administration would never have been doing in its wildest dreams. It’s pure crisis management. It’s the Treasury and the Federal Reserve lurching from crisis to crisis without a clear statement on how financial failures will be handled in the future. They’re afraid to articulate such a policy. The safety net they are spreading seems to widen every day with no end in sight,” – Ron Chernow, a leading American financial historian.

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February 11, 2008

Bill Maher freaks the right wing

Filed under: Media, Politics — Tags: , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 11:12 pm

Wow. The Corner (a site I like and include in my blogroll) is aided and abetted in thinskinness here. A Cornerite, Jonah Goldberg, was exposed as the intellectual midget he is on Bill Maher’s HBO show this past weekend.

The reaction from the freaky right is almost comical. Of course this is the same bunch that didn’t realize the Bush 43 regime isn’t the least bit conservative, and thought Ron Paul was an anomaly.