Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Your Handy Glenn Garvin Checklist


I lost my breakfast attempting to get through Garvin's column this morning, so I was reluctant to give it another go and actually try to finish the darn thing.

But I waited for my lunch to digest, and gave it another crack.

Here's a checklist of things I learned from Garvin today:
1. Hokey "letter from Obama" premise;

2. Obligatory reference to early 1970s (Nixon at Great Wall);

3. Obligatory joke about ACORN and pimps;

4. Misleading and distorted stats about Obama's record on the economy (for an antidote, please see this WP article which actually looked at the numbers in relation to the "jobs creation summit" Garvin mocks);

5. Misleading and distorted stats about FDR and the New Deal (for an antidote, please see this TPM article which explains how unemployment rates dropped from a high of 25% to 10% before WWII);

6. Obligatory joke about Obama apologizing to everyone (especially the French!);

7. Obligatory Ronald Reagan Was God reference and misleading and distorted stats about unemployment under Reagan (for an antidote, please see this history of unemployment figures under Ronnie);

8. Obligatory Obama/Nobel Prize joke; and

8. Obligatory Biden is a clown joke.
Oh hail, I think I just lost it again.

13 comments:

  1. Slap a red cap on him and Glenn is a dead ringer for Papa Smurf.

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  2. How much was Glenn drinking, he looks pretty red-faced!

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  3. Poor guy left his pocket protector at home.

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  4. Calling the shum. Long day. Tick tock Rothstein.

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  5. Latest sign that the apocalypse is upon us:
    Run a Google search for "shumie time" and this is what you get:

    Results 1 - 10 of about 8,210 for shumie time. (0.47 seconds)
    Search Results

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  6. We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all this for the trip, but once you get locked in a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can. The only thing that worried me was the ether. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge. And I knew we'd get into that rotten stuff pretty soon.

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  7. 8:44 -- stop going through my uunderwear drawer!

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  8. I hope Garvin and Rothstein can spend some time together.

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  9. Citing TPM and the WaPo as decisive authority, are we? Could you possibly be any more lame? The Herald hires one, ONE conservative-leaning columnist, and all you can do is cite TPM and the WaPo?

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  10. Thanks 7:46, I deserve that.

    I miss swlip.

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