Friday, January 04, 2008

And the winner is ...

Andrew Sullivan nominates Tigerhawk for the Michelle Malkin Award, one of the several derogatory labels he attaches to those he disagrees with. I happen to have met Tigerhawk and can attest that there is no resemblance between him and Malkin, the one being considerably taller and more burly than the other, among other differences, though there may be in Sullivan's eyes. Tigerhawk says, "I am deeply touched. Although I'm sure I'm supposed to be offended," and his sense of humor says it all. Someone said that people reveal their true nature in who they choose to honor -- and also in who they choose to revile. Every Award Sullivan hands out is a judgment on himself.

Nothing follows.

21 Comments:

Blogger Triton'sPolarTiger said...

I used to read Sullivan daily - deleted him from my favorites years ago when once it became clear he'd morphed into such a prick.

1/04/2008 04:53:00 PM  
Blogger Wretchard said...

That's his misfortune.

1/04/2008 04:53:00 PM  
Blogger NahnCee said...

Mr. Sullivan is in the running to be nominated for a Fiskie Award over at LittleGreenFootballs. The Fiskie is awarded yearly to "the year's most useful Idiotarian." I had been supporting Rosie O'Donnell but may have to change my vote to acknowledge Sullivan instead since he's into awards.

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/

1/04/2008 06:01:00 PM  
Blogger Andrewdb said...

I did the same as Triton, probably about the same time. Too bad, he used to be pretty insightful. No more.

1/04/2008 07:00:00 PM  
Blogger j willie said...

Re: Sullivan

Make me a third - from about 9/15/01 to about 4/15/03 (did I say roughly?). Obviously, he fooled a lot of his for a little while, but his true self could not stay hidden. And, not surprisingly, Wretchard uses Sullivan's own words to further expose Sullivan as the charlatan he truly is.

1/04/2008 07:14:00 PM  
Blogger Tony said...

Sullivan was both inspiration and solace after 9/11. But when Bush endorsed something somehow offensive to gay marriage, Sullivan reversed his pro-GWOT position, on a dime. As if affected with Hollywood-ebola, blood shot out his eyes and he's been a screaming-meemie Bush-hater ever since.

Coincidence, or not?

1/04/2008 07:51:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Winners and Winters of a different kind:
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Herrera: Save Evidence
S.F. city attorney asks survivors of the Christmas tiger mauling to preserve cell phone logs and photos.
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"Don't tell them what we did," paramedics heard 23-year-old Kulbir Dhaliwal tell his younger brother, Paul, 19.

Sources also say that the younger brother was intoxicated at the time of the incident, having used marijuana and consumed enough booze to have a blood-alcohol level above the .08 limit for adult drivers. The older brother had also been drinking and using marijuana around the time a 350-pound Siberian tiger escaped and killed Carlos Sousa Jr.
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A witness told The Chronicle this week that she spotted the young men teasing the lions in the big-cat grotto shortly before the attack.
(other accounts give her description of the "teasing" the young lads inflicted on the lion, needless to say, "teasing" is a PC redefinition of her statement)
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Calif Update:
SAN FRANCISCO — Norman Hsu, the shamed political powerbroker and Democratic donor, was sentenced Friday to a three-year prison term by a California judge in connection with a 1992 plea in a fraud case in which investors lost millions of dollars in an elaborate Ponzi scheme.

The judge, Stephen Hall, of San Mateo County Superior Court, issued the sentence after denying two motions from Mr. Hsu’s lawyers, who had asked the court to drop the 16-year-old fraud case and withdraw Mr. Hsu’s no-contest plea.

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The most extreme conditions were about 200 miles to the east of San Francisco, in the Sierra Nevada, where the National Weather Service warned of blizzard and whiteout conditions and gusts of 160 miles per hour. Just hours into the storm, a 163-m.p.h. gust was reported on one mountaintop near Lake Tahoe.

Forecasters said trying to travel through the storm would be foolhardy.

“It’s an exceptional storm,” said Rhett Milne, a Reno meteorologist with the Weather Service. “If you do get stranded, it’s a life-threatening situation.”

1/04/2008 08:47:00 PM  
Blogger Mad Fiddler said...

A great disappointments is Mr. Sullivan. His inability to transcend his preoccupation with his own narrow issues marks him as a fifth-rate mind. It drives a wedge between him and many folks that might be sympathetic and supportive, but who see that there are issues much more immediate and crucial.

What chance will there be for even discussing gay marriage under Islamic law, when homosexuals are arrested, imprisoned, and even executed in the countries where Shariat governs?

1/04/2008 08:59:00 PM  
Blogger Fel said...

I used to read his blog daily as well. I find it really amusing that he is as guilty of intolerance equally, if not more so, than the people that he points his finger at.

I also find it fascinating that no discussion of his opinion is allowed after a post, unless things have changed there.

1/04/2008 11:23:00 PM  
Blogger Mike H. said...

Tony has outed the one trick blogger.

Ditto on the eradication and salting of his bookmark. Nothing will ever grow there again.

mad fiddler asks the evanescent question: can life be gay under sharia? Or would the fun become ephemeral? Would Andy find out too late (about the time the mobile crane showed up)?

1/04/2008 11:33:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Luckily, the question is moot in Iran, where there are no gays.
Persians choose not.

1/05/2008 03:09:00 AM  
Blogger 2164th said...

Sullivan is a phony uninteresting smug smarmy multi-use A-hole. Malkin is tedious. Comparing Tigerhawk to Malkin only affirms that Sullivan is even of a lesser wattage than I thought.

1/05/2008 06:28:00 AM  
Blogger Aristides said...

Well, let me pile on and say that Sullivan's old-woman-who-lived-in-a-shoe emotive thrashings are eight kinds of pathetic, but I also found Tigerhawk's Award-winning comment to be a tad ridiculous.

Tigerhawk writes, "The Hawkeye State has not been helpful. If the nominees really turn out to be Huckabee and Obama, the paternalists will have won long before November. And the jihadis will not have done too badly either."

I'm with him until that last aside. A discrete American political datum is way too removed, and chaotically connected to, our ultimate ready-state vis-a-vis the jihadis that to make such casual statements of causality is irresponsible -- especially for someone like Tigerhawk who aspires to be a serious rather than spurious commenter of American politics and policy, and so often succeeds.

1/05/2008 07:50:00 AM  
Blogger Arb said...

"Andrew Sullivan nominates Tigerhawk for the Michelle Malkin Award, one of the several derogatory labels he attaches to those he disagrees with."
?????????


The Malkin Award - named after blogger, Michelle Malkin - is for shrill, hyperbolic, divisive and intemperate right-wing rhetoric. Ann Coulter is ineligible - to give others a chance.


http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/awards.html


"The Hawkeye State has not been helpful. If the nominees really turn out to be Huckabee and Obama, the paternalists will have won long before November. And the jihadis will not have done too badly either," - Tigerhawk.


Sounds like a Malkin Award nominee to me.....

1/05/2008 09:08:00 AM  
Blogger NahnCee said...

shrill, hyperbolic, divisive and intemperate [right-wing] rhetoric.

Gee, Arb. Just like your post. You have learned your lessons well, grasshopper.

I don't usually follow Malkin's blog but when I follow a link and end up there, I'm usually impressed. I am *very* impressed by the number of scoops she breaks, and the issues she choosed to dig into and provide factoids about.

And I am extraordinarily impressed that she is able to continue to put out lots of above-average content in the face of the derogatory sexist hateful cunt-word comments she is faced with on a daily basis.

I wonder if Arb might very well be one of those commenters since s/he seems dislike Malkin and to prefer name-calling to examples.

Tell me, Arb - do you "progressives" consider Cindy Sheehan to be shrill, divisive or intemperate?

1/05/2008 09:28:00 AM  
Blogger Arb said...

Yeah, agreed, Malkin's site has got some good stuff...however she is partisan and prone to "shrill, hyperbolic, divisive and intemperate [right-wing] rhetoric"....Never posted on Malkin's blog so haven't got round to posting any "derogatory sexist hateful cunt-word comments"...can't be bothered...but maybe someday...Cindy Sheehan....fool...Anyways point is - Tigerhawks comments are bit over the top and deserve award (nominition etc.) as defined....

1/05/2008 09:54:00 AM  
Blogger Charles said...

"The Hawkeye State has not been helpful. If the nominees really turn out to be Huckabee and Obama, the paternalists will have won long before November.
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the word that everyone is stumbling over is "paternalists". I think stein does a better job of characterizing huckabee and obama in this piece posted over at freerepublic he titles secular Left vs. the Christian Left

1/05/2008 10:36:00 AM  
Blogger whiskey_199 said...

Arb's problem is that Malkin disagrees with the PC-religion of the Left. And says so.

Blasphemy.

1/05/2008 02:45:00 PM  
Blogger Mad Fiddler said...

This is a little off-topic, but it goes to the central issue of sexual behavior and its consequences, and how options and choices have been seen by the left.

If you look at the winners of the "Festival de Cannes" you will see that a film directed by Cristian Mungiu was awarded the Palme d'Or (i.e., first prize.) The plot of the film is described as being "about a student who goes through horrors to ensure that her friend can have a secret, illegal abortion in Communist-era Romania."

When I was in college (Ivy League school in Connecticut) in the late 60's and early 70's I attended some large meetings meant to introduce undergraduates to information about sexuality, sexual behavior, birth control, abortion, etc.

One area of discussion was abortion as it was practiced in what was then the Soviet Union. That is the Union of Soviet Socialist States, which included Romania. We were told that abortion was freely available from the government, and was so widespread after several decades that millions were being performed each year. In fact, it was already clear that abortion was having a substantial impact on population growth and demographics.

The lecturers and speakers for this series of presentations could not by any stretch of language be called conservative. Most were members of the Yale Medical School faculty.

As it turns out, Romania seems to have been one of the few Communist countries in which abortion and birth control were outlawed. This was on the whim of the Dictator Nicholas Ceaucescu in 1966, after abortion had been legal since 1952. The Ban remained in place until Ceaucescu was executed after his overthrow in 1989.

So I vas WRONG. Goes to show you how general knowledge can be deceptive. But still, it is important to be aware that abortion in most communist countries was freely available.

1/05/2008 04:03:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

"And I am extraordinarily impressed that she is able to continue to put out lots of above-average content in the face of the derogatory sexist hateful cunt-word comments she is faced with on a daily basis. "
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She gets a free pass from me, based on COURAGE alone.
We wouldn't be in the mess we're in if men still had functional cajones.
Michelle takes up some of the slack.

1/05/2008 04:49:00 PM  
Blogger Towering Barbarian said...

Aristides,
The decisions of the electorate always have consequences. If you don't see that then I would say that Tigerhawk sees more clearly than you do. :P

Arb,
In the sense that Tigerhawk and Miss Malkin are both Mr. Sullivan's intellectual and moral superiors he is doubtless right to recognize them as such together. ^_^

Whether Mr. Sullivan's opinions matter to anyone other than Mr.Sullivan is, of course, a seperate issue. ^_~

1/05/2008 05:03:00 PM  

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