“Caribou Barbie”

A Guy’s Allowed to Change His Mind Too, But Geez …

A guy’s allowed to change his mind, as Charles ‘booger’ Johnson of LittleGreenFootballs has, as so eloquently expressed in his maximum opus “Why I Was Right to Have Left the Right for the Left” – few dispute that.

Oh there’s the hypocrisy, the bannings for disagreement, the memory-holed threads, the millions of deleted comments, but at this point that’s old hat.

But Johnson’s claim that Palin-hate is some sort of ‘right-wing talking point’ fiction – well that sinks to a new level, the level of special pleading to have not only one’s own opinion but also one’s own facts:

And facts are stubborn things, as this BRC inter-cellar memo reveals:

Today CJ said that "People hate Sarah Palin" is just a B.S. talking point


A search through my LGF comments pile for "Palin" in combination with "hate", "despise", or "loathe" produced around 3000 hits.
Of course, many are not applicable, but many, many are.

Among the haters, despisers, and loathers I noticed in a quick scan:


So – not that it would disabuse him in the least of his illogic – we could dig up 3000+ Palin-hating comments right on Johnson’s own blog. But who’s got the time or stomach for that. So instead we put together this little display of LGF Palin-love, because everyone knows how “Caribou Barbie” is meant at the swamp these days.

Weekly Stats 4/01/11 – Hot Karma

Weekly Hot Karma stats for the week beginning 04/01/2100

Stats are from 04/01/11 0:00PST +168 hours. Average stats are based on a minimum of 20 comments for the week (e.g. stats for commenters with fewer than 20 comments aren’t considered in the karma average rankings). Karma shown is net karma, i.e. it’s calculated based on net karma of comments vs. the individual updings and downdings for each comment.

Average karma per comment for the week was 2.216. Full weekly comment stats are here.

Below, the list of top ten lizards based on the metric of most accumulated positive karma for the week. This metric is an unequal mashup of verbosity, popularity, and group-think, conformist perspicacity. SFZ leads the pack in the accumulation of the precious updings:

  weekly total positive karma
  rank   count   nic
 0  1384  sanfranciscozionist
 1  1081  obdicut
 2  1038  kragar (proud to be kafir)
 3  970  killgore trout
 4  807  fozzie bear
 5  753  gus 802
 6  719  charles
 7  548  varek raith
 8  516  targetpractice, worst of both worlds
 9  473  stanley sea

Top comment of the week goes to kragar:

Below, the list of top ten highest average karma per comment for the week. This metric is a dual, unequal measure of popularity and group-think, conformist perspicacity. As usual the wildly popular pundtwit blooger Charles ‘booger‘ Johnson leads the field:

  weekly karma average – highest
  rank   k-avg   nic   comm-cnt
 0  7.490  charles   96
 1  5.400  shiplord kirel   45
 2  4.620  obdicut   234
 3  4.410  fozzie bear   183
 4  4.264  curiouslurker   72
 5  3.985  celticdragon   67
 6  3.862  spacejesus   29
 7  3.839  reine.de.tout   56
 8  3.698  webevintage   43
 9  3.530  recusancy   115

Johnson’s top comment of the week:

Stats for LGF as collected by the BRC. Any resemblance to official LGF stats, either extant or deleted, is purely coincidental; but, all BRC stats are guaranteed to be within 32,531 of the actual metric. No strawberries were harmed in the procurement of these stats. All stats were developed by trained BRC professionals via Venezuela (the happiest country) and environs; do not attempt this from home.

The Sage of Culver City gets a dose of reality

The Sage of Culver City lives in a bubble. Everyone one on his cult blog repeats his views and leftist talking points. Occasionally someone comes in and throws cold water on Chuck and his followers, with the truth.

Everything this commentators is accurate. If the GOP is so insane, why have they won most major elections since 2008? Rather the facts mentioned, Charles dismisses them and even makes this whooper of a lie!

Charles is quickly contradicted in his statement by one of his followers.

Albusteve calls out the attempts to silent differing views.

Charles then laments that GOP using hard ball negotiating tactics.

Charles you are one of the most cynical people ever. You really believe there’s some massive Nazi plot to take over the world. You smear and attack and then whine when you get called out on it.

The Sage of Culver City lives in a delusional world. When the truth is in his face, he chooses to deny it and ignore it.