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Newt Gingrich Loses Crucial Green Endorsement

Friday, December 2nd, 2011 - by Ed Driscoll

Kermit the Frog reminds us that he’s still very much beholden to public television and its ultimate patron, declaring this one of his potential opponents in 2012 is, like the muppet himself, all green. “Kermit The Frog On CNN: ‘Newt Is From The Swamp:’” As a member of Generation X who grew up in the […]

Ron Vibbentrop Could Not Be Reached for Comment

Saturday, November 26th, 2011 - by Ed Driscoll

Landlady: Come on in, Mr and Mrs Johnson and meet Mr and Mrs Phillips. Mr Phillips: Good afternoon. Johnson: Good afternoon. Landlady: It’s their third time here; we can’t keep you away, can we? And over there is Mr Hilter. (In the corner are three German generals in full Nazi uniform, poring over a map.) […]

Paging Mr. Orwell, Mr. George Orwell to the Red Courtesy Phone, Please

Friday, April 8th, 2011 - by Ed Driscoll

“Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) said today that the new Republicans elected to the House of Representatives last November came to Congress ‘to kill women.’ She also likened Republican efforts to prohibit federal funding of abortion except in cases of rape, incest or where the life of the mother is endangered to actions taken by Nazis.” Because when you think of the Nazis, the phrase that […]

‘Great Talent is Often Found in Horrible People’

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 - by Ed Driscoll

The Manolo quotes an earlier news article concerning John Galliano, the fashion designer fired today by Christian Dior after being caught on video saying, “I love Hitler” and contrasts that with a quite stylish-looking dress that Galliano designed, along with a caption: “How can this be?” So, how does one enjoy the transcendent clothing of […]

‘Mubarak gets Hitlered’

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 - by Ed Driscoll

“Because it’s just not a real protest until someone whips out the Hitler card.” At the Tatler, Bryan Preston links to your photo of the day: It’s here, at the Christian Science Monitor. Because it’s just not a real protest until someone whips out the Hitler card.  In this case, though, there is a strong […]

Springtime for Ebert

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 - by Ed Driscoll

Nicholas Stix writes that “At Entertainment Weekly, The Word ‘Hitler’ Is Verboten In Comments!” Late Wednesday night I posted a brief comment to a 1990 Entertainment Weekly (EW) review by the late Walter Clemons of Gavin Lambert’s biography, Norma Shearerr. (The lack of any previous comments suggests that EW only recently posted the review on […]

‘The Age of the Zipped Lip’

Monday, July 19th, 2010 - by Ed Driscoll

Welcome Michael Totten to PJM! In one of his new posts, Michael spots a jaw-dropping moment from a Middle Eastern politician. But first, here’s the back story: Paul Berman takes the thesis of his outstanding new book, The Flight of the Intellectuals, to the pages of the Wall Street Journal and dubs the age we […]

Joe Biden does the Blitzkreig Bop

Thursday, July 1st, 2010 - by Ed Driscoll

What a smart-ass. Joe Biden joins earlier Democrats FDR and Harry Truman in violating Godwin’s Law, though without the gravitas of actually, you know, winning World War II along the way: Vice President Biden is out with an alarmed e-mail cash appeal warning that the GOP will mount a “blitzkrieg” against Democrats in the fall. […]

Springtime For Jerry Brown

Thursday, June 10th, 2010 - by Ed Driscoll

On the Drudge Report: Jerry Brown Compares Meg Whitman To Joseph Goebbels… FLASHBACK: ‘No Mudslinging,’ Promises Jerry Brown… Note that the journalist who stumbles over Jerry comparing Whitman to Goebbels has an old media resume an mile long. But doesn’t work Brown’s Bronsweiger moment into his headline, despite being handed a killer quote, but Drudge, […]

In The Future, Everyone Will Be Hitler For 15 Minutes

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 - by Ed Driscoll

Allahpundit spots Glenn Beck asking, as Allah puts it, “Remember last week when it was wrong to call your opponents Nazis?” Ace made this same point earlier, but has the left ever claimed that it’s flatly wrong to kick the word “Nazi” around? It’s wrong to kick it at them, but when it comes to […]

Was He A Singing Hitler, Or A Dancing Hitler?

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 - by Ed Driscoll

So, “did you hear the one about where Jimmy Gestapo walks into a Jewish club?”, Ezra Levant asks. You know what to do next. (H/T: Kathy Shaidle, who dubs this “The most American story you’ll read today, on about six different levels.”)

Springtime For Naomi

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 - by Ed Driscoll

Reason’s Michael Moynihan catches Naomi Wolf’s latest reductio ad Hitlerum: In her monumentally stupid book The End of America, feminist author Naomi Wolf predicted that the Bush years would end in a full-blown fascist dictatorship. (I detailed the many errors of fact and logic in Wolf’s book here. My favorite claim in The End of […]

Toronto Muslim: ‘We Need Another Holocaust!’

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 - by Ed Driscoll

Whew, good thing he wasn’t calling for something truly scary, like a smaller, more laissez-faire government and individual choice when it comes to healthcare.

Don’t Be Stupid, Be A Schmarty

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 - by Ed Driscoll

A couple of weeks ago, Greg Gutfeld wrote an amusing item for Big Hollywood which tried to, as Gutfeld put it, “Explain The Sexes:” So forget health care, the wars, the rampant unemployment. The big story in my life? Jesse James, the biker husband of Sandra Bullock, got busted cheating on the delightful, mega-rich actress. […]

In The Future, Everyone Will Be Hitler For 15 Minutes

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 - by Ed Driscoll

And the future is now! Fort Worth Star-Telegram sportswriter Gil LeBreton “Compares Vancouver 2010 To Berlin 1936.” Canadian pride at the 2010 Olympics equals the second coming of Hitler and the 1936 Olympics? But of course! At least if you’re a “liberal” sportswriter on deadline and you see swastikas behind every display of civic pride. […]

Bernie Sanders Cheapens The Holocaust

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 - by Ed Driscoll

The Politico catches Bernie Sanders, Vermont’s far left (even for that region) senator borrowing a page from the Al Gore playbook: Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is comparing climate change skeptics to those who disregarded the Nazi threat in America in the 1930s, adding a strident rhetorical shot to the already volatile debate over climate change. […]

The Smoothest ‘Conservatives Are Nazis’ Reference Yet

Monday, February 22nd, 2010 - by Ed Driscoll

Megan McArdle responds to her Atlantic stablemate, far left blogger Andrew Sullivan (and/or his ghost bloggers), but ends an otherwise estimable post on a growing conservative tolerance towards homosexuality by violating Godwin’s Law: Andrew Sullivan has been doing a lot of blogging about Ryan Sorba, the [expletive deleted] who got up on stage at CPAC […]

Republicans: They’re Every Strawman You Like — And More

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 - by Ed Driscoll

Man, I wish the left would make up their mind — based on the round-up of ad hominem attacks that have come over the transom recently, it’s almost impossible to tell which hate group I’m supposed to be a part of this week: Frank Rich of the New York Times: “The G.O.P. Stalinists Invade Upstate […]

Did FDR Know Better?

Friday, January 29th, 2010 - by Ed Driscoll

At the Volokh Conspiracy, Randy Barnett writes: Jack Balkin thinks FDR’s lengthy analysis of the Constitution in his address to Congress is equivalent to President Obama’s drive-by 72 word inaccurate polemic about Citizen’s United. But Jack is a master of appreciating context–not to mention modern media–and the context here makes all the difference. In addition […]

Great Moments In Christmas Retailing

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 - by Ed Driscoll

There do seem to be more retailers willing to wish the small minority of 90 percent or so of their customers who celebrate the holiday a Merry Christmas this year, but not all of course. Every year I get the otherwise handsome Brooks Brothers “Holiday” catalogs, and every year, I wonder why they can’t be […]