How To Look Like a Jackass In Four Easy Steps, By Froma Harrop

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  1. Mad Rocket Scientist says:

    Par for the course for most pundits.

  2. EH says:

    "Comments are closed" LOL

  3. Brian Smith says:

    It's hard to believe that she doesn't realize how stupid she looks by closing comments on a post where she claims incivility is not letting someone speak their piece.

  4. Dan Weber says:

    Is this old? I can swear I remember someone using "restoring civility" and then proceed to piss all over the couch a year ago.

  5. Doug says:

    shocked shocked at this

  6. Nowhere55 says:

    It is hypocritical. Then again I am perfectly up front that I am civil to people who are not hypocrits. Calling for civility and then calling the tea party terrorists without calmly and rationally saying that you would be perfectly willing to be civil to the tea party as soon as they begin demand yo see Michelle Bachman's long form birth cerificate, for example would be consistent behavior. Scream about it of course, is not.

  7. Linus says:

    Maybe it's just me, but when I hear "economic terrorists" and "shoot the hostages" and such, all I hear is "WAAAAAAAH! WAAAAAAAAH" Somebody call the waaambulance. Big surprise then that one of the crybabies would then take her ball and go home.

    Although I do love the utter cluelessness in espousing the theory of "it's okay if I'm an asshole because MY opinions are TRUE." Reminds me of the asshole in college that was always saying rude things and then, when others took offense, saying "What? I'm just being honest!' Hey, buddy, I never said you weren't, I said you were being an asshole.

  8. Hypocrisy is the state of pretending to have beliefs, opinions, virtues, feelings, qualities, or standards that one does not actually have. Hypocrisy involves the deception of others and is thus a kind of lie. Hypocrisy is not simply failing to practice those virtues that one preaches- perhaps one advocates or preaches certain virtues but is unable to obtain those due to lack of self-control or strength or temperament- but rather, hypocrisy is play-acting or pretending to be something which you are not.

    Quote from post:

  9. Rick C says:

    "It’s hard to believe that she doesn’t realize how stupid she looks by closing comments on a post where she claims incivility is not letting someone speak their piece."

    Brian, all the people commenting and disagreeing with her aren't–in her mind–making fact-based arguments. Therefore–in her mind–it's not uncivil to deny them a chance to speak. QED.

  10. John David Galt says:

    But remember, hypocrisy is only wrong if you're a conservative.

  11. Erm says:

    John David Galt: And who are you, Mr. Rules-tracker? The Zeitgeist-litigator? Do you have anything but sarcasm to offer?

  12. Brian Smith says:

    Reading the comments provided by Hotair, I can see why the comments were removed. She clearly can dish it out, but she can't take it – like most liberals I know.

  13. EricHH says:

    This blog is like Talk Soup (when it used to be good about 10 years ago) but with balls. A froth of humor and disgust, laughter and tears. Amen!

  14. WTF is a Froma Harrop?

    A side dish for Khav Kalash?

  15. Oh, and one other thing.

    Calling somebody a "terrorist", considering what, in today's climate, could happen to a person if Leviathan chose to pursue the matter, borders on an "actionable" act of slander or libel.

  16. Rliyen says:

    So by this "Cobra-Commander-hanging-on-a-Trouble-Bubble-screeching-'RETREAT! RETREAT!'" maneuver by this pundit indicate that the "tea party terrorists" won?

    I'd like to think so.

  17. OH Krill says:

    I guess she just can't get enough attention:

  18. Rliyen says:

    So, she's reinforcing that she's a hypocrite. Gotcha.

    Yet another person who I'll ignore if they have anything to say.

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