Quote of the day

posted at 11:00 pm on July 30, 2009 by Allahpundit

“‘Sure it’s a gimmick,’ said damage-control specialist Eric Dezenhall, ‘but Obama’s gift is making gimmicks look visionary.

‘In fact, the whole post-racial routine is a gimmick,’ he went on. Dezenhall compared it to the ‘Mission Accomplished’ banner that symbolized a premature Iraq war victory celebration for President George W. Bush.

‘Only it works better, largely because people want it to work; they like the whole theater of healing.’”


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Who is this MB4 guy? He must be one heck of a guy by the way you guys talk about him!

Susanboo on July 30, 2009 at 11:53 PM

He’s is/was one of our more creative members.

FloatingRock on July 30, 2009 at 11:56 PM

We are getting silly, it’s late, hate it but I’ve got to go, night all. You guys are a scream! :)

Susanboo on July 30, 2009 at 11:56 PM

bah
sleep well killjoy!

enjoy your nightcap

blatantblue on July 30, 2009 at 11:56 PM

Nice. So basically Obama’s gift is making people believe the BS they hold in their hands are actually delicious cupcakes. In other words, the man says, “Yup, it’s all fake, but we can sell it good, can’t we?”

And people wonder why citizens are cynical about politics.

Wellsy on July 30, 2009 at 11:57 PM

LOL!!

Susanboo on July 30, 2009 at 11:57 PM

I hope MB’s chillin’ somewhere…one heckuva heat wave in Oregon.

Christien on July 30, 2009 at 11:58 PM

good night

don’t worry about MB4

dude’s fine

probably out chillin

blatantblue on July 31, 2009 at 12:00 AM

you been sick?

blatantblue on July 30, 2009 at 11:53 PM

The whole family picked up a bug. The summer has been worse than winter for my kids catching stuff. It’s better that we get it out of the way before Obamacare kicks in.

Laura in Maryland on July 31, 2009 at 12:00 AM

Who is this MB4 guy? He must be one heck of a guy by the way you guys talk about him!

Susanboo on July 30, 2009 at 11:53 PM

One day he could face you
Then at last you could tell
If he’s a hero or a monk
A fiddling Nero or a drunk

PercyB on July 31, 2009 at 12:01 AM

The whole family picked up a bug. The summer has been worse than winter for my kids catching stuff. It’s better that we get it out of the way before Obamacare kicks in.

Laura in Maryland on July 31, 2009 at 12:00 AM

Sorry about that, Laur. I wish you and yours speedy recovery.

blatantblue on July 31, 2009 at 12:01 AM

PS Laura

I sent you an email

I know you are sick, but keep it in mind! :D

Everyone have a nice night.

blatantblue on July 31, 2009 at 12:03 AM

Who is this MB4 guy? He must be one heck of a guy by the way you guys talk about him!

Susanboo on July 30, 2009 at 11:53 PM

Good man, served his country, hates Marxism in every form, liked to quote dead guys a lot esp. Twain and Jefferson, liked to rewrite song lyrics to mock whoever needed mocking, and generally got chafed at the mere mention of religion.

Solid poster who crossed the unyielding path of a banhammer normally reserved for trolls.

TMK on July 31, 2009 at 12:03 AM

Christien on July 30, 2009 at 11:52 PM

+1.

Terrie on July 31, 2009 at 12:08 AM

Terrie on July 31, 2009 at 12:08 AM

coming back real quick to see if you ever got that comment i left you on your page. hope it found you well. take care.

blatantblue on July 31, 2009 at 12:10 AM

a banhammer normally reserved for trolls.

TMK on July 31, 2009 at 12:03 AM

And rarely even then.

FloatingRock on July 31, 2009 at 12:12 AM

The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated. – Mark Twain

Tav on July 31, 2009 at 12:15 AM

“Who is this MB4 guy?”

Good Chap……..

……. but there are many that have been missed.

Anyone remember Ian…………?

Seven Percent Solution on July 31, 2009 at 12:20 AM

Who is this MB4 guy? He must be one heck of a guy by the way you guys talk about him!

Susanboo on July 30, 2009 at 11:53 PM
Good man, served his country, hates Marxism in every form, liked to quote dead guys a lot esp. Twain and Jefferson, liked to rewrite song lyrics to mock whoever needed mocking, and generally got chafed at the mere mention of religion.

Solid poster who crossed the unyielding path of a banhammer normally reserved for trolls.

TMK on July 31, 2009 at 12:03 AM

Man, I don’t know where the heck I was but I missed him getting banned.

From one servicemember to another: You will be missed kind sir!

Why do I feel like I’m at Bill Brasky’s wake?

alohapundit on July 31, 2009 at 12:22 AM

Who can keep track of more than one name. I can barely keep my banking info, passwords, and car keys straight.

Laura in Maryland on July 30, 2009 at 11:43 PM

It can be done. Takes organization.

mrpeabody on July 31, 2009 at 12:23 AM

blatantblue on July 31, 2009 at 12:10 AM

I didn’t see your comment, but I appreciate your kind concern. I’m hanging in there.

Terrie on July 31, 2009 at 12:25 AM

Anyone remember Ian…………?

Seven Percent Solution on July 31, 2009 at 12:20 AM

Thanks for the link, that was a great video. Unfortunately I don’t remember Ian, I think he was here before me. Rose mentioned him a few weeks ago, I think.

FloatingRock on July 31, 2009 at 12:28 AM

alohapundit on July 31, 2009 at 12:22 AM

MB4 once dressed up as a pimp for Halloween. By the end of the night, he had about $2,000. TO MB4!!!

TMK on July 31, 2009 at 12:29 AM

Anyone remember Ian…………?

Seven Percent Solution on July 31, 2009 at 12:20 AM

Yes, and Bryan.

I specifically miss the Ventilators

Kini on July 31, 2009 at 12:30 AM

MB4 got banned….and I haven’t been?
Good grief…have they no standards?

right2bright on July 31, 2009 at 12:30 AM

Anyone remember Ian…………?

Seven Percent Solution on July 31, 2009 at 12:20 AM

Ian, before my time, but I definitely do remember PinkyBigglesworth (Zorro the Gay Blade?)whom the link pointed to within the thread by Ian. Don’t remember anything specific off the top, other than seeing what is in that comment, but have a positive feeling registering.

Tav on July 31, 2009 at 12:31 AM

MB4 once dressed up as a pimp for Halloween. By the end of the night, he had about $2,000. TO MB4!!!

TMK on July 31, 2009 at 12:29 AM

MB4 YAR!!

MB4 once told my wife she spent too much money on our kids… Later that week, I found them together in the holiday inn hot tub with a bottle of Dom and a 6 foot bong filled with Candian Sticky red. TO MB4!!!

alohapundit on July 31, 2009 at 12:33 AM

I didn’t see your comment, but I appreciate your kind concern. I’m hanging in there.
Terrie on July 31, 2009 at 12:25 AM

I think about you from time to time and I wish you all the best in your journey.

We don’t know each other but we KNOW each other. We’re both Americans that love our country. So, in a sense, we are familiar.

You are an inspiration for me and I just want you to know that. Makes me kinda cry when I think about your situation but I know you’re a strong individual.

Stick around. Night.

blatantblue on July 31, 2009 at 12:33 AM

Anyone remember Ian…………?
Seven Percent Solution on July 31, 2009 at 12:20 AM

I do
I started reading when MM announced it and lurked for a long time

blatantblue on July 31, 2009 at 12:34 AM

It can be done. Takes organization.

mrpeabody on July 31, 2009 at 12:23 AM

One gal was banned, and she was back in like two days posing as someone else, we “outed” her, and then popped up in the next “opening”. Was banned, and I swear she is like a vampire, she kept popping up under a different name.
Trying to remember her name, claimed she was royalty or something like that…really obnoxious.
In fact it may have been MB4 and myself that spotted her when she returned.
My mind is shot….I will remember her name when I step away from the computer.
I forget, but then I don’t remember that many names of posters.

right2bright on July 31, 2009 at 12:36 AM

I definitely do remember PinkyBigglesworth

Tav on July 31, 2009 at 12:31 AM

Wasn’t that Buckaroo Banzai?

Kini on July 31, 2009 at 12:37 AM

alohapundit on July 31, 2009 at 12:33 AM

MB4 YAR!!

MB4 once drank an entire pitcher of diesel fuel (the good stuff, not bio) and went to sleep for four months. When he woke up, he rubbed his eyes and said “all things considered, I prefer beer.” TO MB4!!!

TMK on July 31, 2009 at 12:38 AM

Gentlemen, there is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact. It is of the highest importance in the art of detection to be able to recognize out of a number of facts which are incidental and which vital, otherwise your energy and attention must be dissipated instead of being concentrated.

semloh on July 31, 2009 at 12:43 AM

I get so sick of the Mission Accomplished thing. It wasn’t even President Bush’s idea. He didn’t ask them to put that up, it was someone else’s idea. The driver of the boat, whatever he’s called. That guy.

SuperManGreenLantern on July 31, 2009 at 12:47 AM

semloh on July 31, 2009 at 12:43 AM

You never know—could be—and there are other potential suspects as well, but if “MB4″ was banned I’d still like to know.

FloatingRock on July 31, 2009 at 12:49 AM

alohapundit on July 31, 2009 at 12:33 AM
MB4 YAR!!

MB4 once drank an entire pitcher of diesel fuel (the good stuff, not bio) and went to sleep for four months. When he woke up, he rubbed his eyes and said “all things considered, I prefer beer.” TO MB4!!!

TMK on July 31, 2009 at 12:38 AM

MB4 YAR!!

MB4 once told General George Patton to bugger off. Patton confused, looked incredulously at young MB4, realized this man had gumption and said he would promote him on the spot to Major General if MB4 would have a drink with him. Patton offered a shot of Maker’s Mark, but MB4 grabbed the bottle, drank half and swallowed, drank the other half and spit it at a picture of Eisenhower. To MB4!!

alohapundit on July 31, 2009 at 12:50 AM

SuperManGreenLantern on July 31, 2009 at 12:47 AM

“That Guy” is called the Captain.

alohapundit on July 31, 2009 at 12:52 AM

If Ed banned MB4, I think Michelle should invite them both over to her house for a beer. Maybe AP could tag along, too, to balance out the scales. AP could wear a Mexican wrestling mask so they could make a Vent out of it, including a statement by MB4 afterwards.

Such are the times we live in.

FloatingRock on July 31, 2009 at 12:56 AM

alohapundit on July 31, 2009 at 12:52 AM

Dude, I just seriously LOLd. Now where was I?

MB4 YAR!!

MB4 was the guy who broke the Venus de Milo statue. He just broke the arms off and threw them in the back of his orange Geo Metro limousine and there they sit to this day. TO MB4!!!

TMK on July 31, 2009 at 12:56 AM

You never know—could be—and there are other potential suspects as well, but if “MB4″ was banned I’d still like to know.

FloatingRock on July 31, 2009 at 12:49 AM

I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is ‘Who in the world am I?’ Ah, that’s the great puzzle!

Cheshire Cat on July 31, 2009 at 12:57 AM

MB4 was even more of a McCain hater than I was.
I voted for the guy, although he stank like a mountain of pig crap, btw.

MB4 was very bitter about Vietnam and was relentless.
I can’t remember his take on Romney..

TexasJew on July 31, 2009 at 12:58 AM

This is why Rush chipmunks 0bama when he plays sound bites from him on the show. He even said so himself today–without the Voice, and the sound-engineered “God echo” all you have are the lies.

Besides, 0bama sounds like Urkel when he’s Chipmunked. If the phrase “Did I do that?” is ever in an 0bama speech, and Rush chipmunks it, I’m gonna have to pull over to the side of the road for a moment.

Sekhmet on July 31, 2009 at 1:00 AM

Cheshire Cat on July 31, 2009 at 12:57 AM

Yeah, you’re another suspect too….

But I’d still like to know if MB4 was banned.

I can’t remember his take on Romney..

TexasJew on July 31, 2009 at 12:58 AM

MB4 was an early Romney supporter.

FloatingRock on July 31, 2009 at 1:02 AM

AP could wear a Mexican wrestling mask so they could make a Vent out of it, including a statement by MB4 afterwards.

He should probably wear one that looks like me!

Such are the times we live in.

FloatingRock on July 31, 2009 at 12:56 AM

Better learn Spanish. By the time your idiot President gets done with your country you will probably want to move south.

VinyFoxy on July 31, 2009 at 1:05 AM

alohapundit on July 31, 2009 at 12:52 AM
Dude, I just seriously LOLd. Now where was I?

MB4 YAR!!

MB4 was the guy who broke the Venus de Milo statue. He just broke the arms off and threw them in the back of his orange Geo Metro limousine and there they sit to this day. TO MB4!!!

TMK on July 31, 2009 at 12:56 AM

Ha!

MB4 YAR!!

I once met MB4 in a bar in Tombstone, Arizona. He called the bartender over to the bar gave him a kiss on the cheek and told the bartender to bring out the corpse of Wyatt and Virgil Earp. The bartender stuttered, and stammered for a bit but didn’t produce any corpses; only beer. MB4 later informed the bartender that he was leaving, but not before downing a fifth of Maker’s Mark and cutting off a piece of his own ear with the bowie knife he was carrying in his boots and placing it on the bar as payment for the beer. TO MB4!!

alohapundit on July 31, 2009 at 1:05 AM

Maybe portlandon can get Ed and MB4 together for some microbrews.

Christien on July 31, 2009 at 1:07 AM

VinyFoxy on July 31, 2009 at 1:05 AM

…And another suspect.

FloatingRock on July 31, 2009 at 1:09 AM

But I’d still like to know if MB4 was banned.

FloatingRock on July 31, 2009 at 1:02 AM

My spies have told me that he was definitely banned.

PootyPoot on July 31, 2009 at 1:11 AM

I wonder if Tuko will make an appearance tonight….

FloatingRock on July 31, 2009 at 1:11 AM

PootyPoot on July 31, 2009 at 1:11 AM

…and another…

FloatingRock on July 31, 2009 at 1:13 AM

Blondie, old friend, is that you? We really showed that Angle Eyes a thing or two when he tried to get that gold from us.

Tuco on July 31, 2009 at 1:15 AM

Blondie, old friend, is that you? We really showed that Angle Eyes a thing or two when he tried to get that gold from us.

Tuco on July 31, 2009 at 1:15 AM

I thought he might….

FloatingRock on July 31, 2009 at 1:16 AM

alohapundit on July 31, 2009 at 1:05 AM

MB4 YAR!!

MB4 once told me to turn on the radio. When he heard what was playing, he got so disgusted that he reached into the speaker and ripped the singer’s lips off, then ate his keytar. TO MB4!!

TMK on July 31, 2009 at 1:18 AM

I saw nothing. I heard nothing. I know nothing. I was not there. I have not even got up any morning since that MJ thread that wasn’t really an MJ thread but really was an MJ thread.

OberfeldwebelSchultz on July 31, 2009 at 1:24 AM

My spies have told me that he was definitely banned.

PootyPoot on July 31, 2009 at 1:11 AM

If the spirit of MB4 is going to live on here anyway then HotAir might as well de-ban his primary account. The caricatures are fun, (assuming they really are him), but MB4 is still the “real” deal…

…(I think)…

FloatingRock on July 31, 2009 at 1:29 AM

TMK on July 31, 2009 at 1:18 AM

Wait, was that a Chuck Norris… Ah never mind LMAO.

YAR! MB4 YAR!

MB4 once told a fireman that he didn’t have any skills as a fighter of fires. “Oh yeah?” asked the fireman. “Yeah” said MB4 and he proceeded to punch the fireman in his stomach while simultaneously pouring Texas Pete down his throat with a habanero pepper chaser. The fireman started crying and fell on the ground writhing in pain and screaming to put out the fire in his gut. MB4 picked up the fireman, punched him in the face, knocking the poor fireman out, and poured a fifth of Bailey’s down his throat all the while quietly saying “This is how you do it”. To MB4!!

alohapundit on July 31, 2009 at 1:33 AM

People not familiar with MB4, you can see what I meant when I said that he is one of our more creative members.

FloatingRock on July 31, 2009 at 1:35 AM

blatantblue on July 31, 2009 at 12:33 AM

I cannot thank you enough for your generous words. God has blessed me with His peace, joy and strength. I have encountered so much unexpected kindness and benefited from so many prayers. My situation is not uncommon and I can’t believe that my strength is unusual.

My oncologist says he would never guess that I am living with stage 4 cancer in the liver without looking at my medical records, but I am and the cancer isn’t accepting defeat after 8 months of chemotherapy. But I have a different definition of victory and my doctor is not the highest authority in my life.

Terrie on July 31, 2009 at 1:40 AM

If the spirit of MB4 is going to live on here anyway then HotAir might as well de-ban his primary account. The caricatures are fun, (assuming they really are him), but MB4 is still the “real” deal…

…(I think)…

FloatingRock on July 31, 2009 at 1:29 AM

FloatingRock, We’re just reminiscing MB4 in the spirit of Bill Brasky. <— Click Here

alohapundit on July 31, 2009 at 1:40 AM

FloatingRock, We’re just reminiscing MB4 in the spirit of Bill Brasky. <— Click Here

alohapundit on July 31, 2009 at 1:40 AM

I saw that. That last one was worthy of two YAR’s. :)

FloatingRock on July 31, 2009 at 1:42 AM

I saw that. That last one was worthy of two YAR’s. :)

FloatingRock on July 31, 2009 at 1:42 AM

YARRR!

alohapundit on July 31, 2009 at 1:42 AM

You folks got it all wrong. It is…

MB4errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Limerick on July 31, 2009 at 1:49 AM

‘In fact, the whole post-racial routine is a gimmick,’ he went on. Dezenhall compared it to the ‘Mission Accomplished’ banner that symbolized a premature Iraq war victory celebration for President George W. Bush.
‘Only it works better, largely because people want it to work; they like the whole theater of healing.’”

Can we take this as an official, public acknowledgement that the Dems and their pet spinmeisters did in fact want the US to fail in Iraq?

Blacksmith on July 31, 2009 at 1:50 AM

You folks got it all wrong. It is…

MB4errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Limerick on July 31, 2009 at 1:49 AM

TO MB4errrrrrrrrrrrr!

alohapundit on July 31, 2009 at 1:50 AM

saw that. That last one was worthy of two YAR’s. :)

FloatingRock on July 31, 2009 at 1:42 AM

MB4 YAR!! YARRRR!!!

MB4 started throwing rocks at China one day because somebody told him that’s where light beer was invented. Three days later the Great Wall of China was demolished. Five days later, they found another Great Wall, but this one had a pool table and a gun rack. TO MB4!!!!

TMK on July 31, 2009 at 1:55 AM

My oncologist says he would never guess that I am living with stage 4 cancer in the liver without looking at my medical records, but I am and the cancer isn’t accepting defeat after 8 months of chemotherapy. But I have a different definition of victory and my doctor is not the highest authority in my life.

Terrie on July 31, 2009 at 1:40 AM

I don’t mean to interfere as your oncologist surly knows so much more on this subject than I do, but when you get the Chemo do they inject the drugs into a vain (IV) or do they inject the drugs directly into your liver with an ultrasound guided very long needle? I was reading where if the drugs were injected directly into, in this case the liver, a much lower dose of drugs could be used but that the organ with the cancer, in this case the liver, would get a much higher amount of the drugs. Much more potent against the cancer but much less side effects. You oncologist is surly aware of this and would probably be doing it if it made sense in your case, but I thought that I would just “throw it out”.

Tav on July 31, 2009 at 2:00 AM

HA w/o MB4?

That’s like a propeller missing a blade.

Saltysam on July 31, 2009 at 2:00 AM

TMK on July 31, 2009 at 1:55 AM

MB4errr YARR!

MB4 once held me down while spraying a garden hose at my boss. When I told him I was going to get fired, MB4 drank a bottle of Glinlivet 18 and shoved a cigar in my mouth while shouting “Happy Birthday!” I still got fired, but that was a damn fine cigar. TO MB4!

alohapundit on July 31, 2009 at 2:02 AM

alohapundit on July 31, 2009 at 2:02 AM

MB4 YAR!!

Speaking of cigars, MB4 once emptied the contents of twenty-three Mexican “El Vampiros” bottle rockets into a styrofoam plate, rolled the whole thing up with duct-tape, and tucked it into his lip. I asked him if he was really going to smoke it. He just laughed and said, “Not until I can find my ash tray, I’m not.” TO MB4!!!!

TMK on July 31, 2009 at 2:24 AM

Tav on July 31, 2009 at 2:00 AM

Tav, thank you for sharing that information. I have read about that procedure and other wonderful advancements, such as radiofrequency ablation and radiation microbeads delivered directly to the cancer site.

When my second metastasis was diagnosed last fall, my breast cancer had spread to my liver — comprising about one-third of it — and to bones and lymph nodes in my ribcage and spine. So I needed a systemic treatment instead of a localized approach. If my chemo was more effective and reduced the cancer in my liver to a manageable size, I might have been a candidate for one of those procedures.

Terrie on July 31, 2009 at 2:33 AM

What a feel good, the Pres. is wonderful load of crap.

Has Gate apologized or is it just a little too late to un-demonize Crowley and then let Obama rub their noses together for public consumption?

Speakup on July 31, 2009 at 2:34 AM

TMK on July 31, 2009 at 2:24 AM

That one made my wife spit out her wine she was laughing so hard.

MB4 YAR! He’s at least 9 foot 7, 520 lbs!

I once saw MB4 gaze angrily at the moon. When I asked him what he was looking at, he told me that the man in the moon was making him so mad that he didn’t want to stay here on earth and take it. When i asked MB4 what the man in the moon was saying to make him so mad, and what he was going to do about it, he said he was going to take a rocket ship to the moon, prove the moon landing truthers wrong, and kick the man in the moon in the junk all in one trip…

He hasn’t been heard of since.

TO MB4!!!!!

alohapundit on July 31, 2009 at 2:40 AM

TO MB4!!!!!

alohapundit on July 31, 2009 at 2:40 AM

Yar! TO MB4, wherever you are!!!

TMK on July 31, 2009 at 2:48 AM

TMK on July 31, 2009 at 2:48 AM

YAR! MB4!

alohapundit on July 31, 2009 at 2:55 AM

TO MB4!!!!!

Yar! TO MB4, wherever you are!!!

TMK on July 31, 2009 at 2:48 AM

YAR! MB4!

alohapundit on July 31, 2009 at 2:55 AM

Well done, peeps!!! This thread has been a great read with which to end the night. Life hasn’t been the same this week since Fox isn’t showing Red Eye. At least not here. Perhaps our bankruptcy in California led to Red Eye being repossessed by the bank.

And if it means anything (hours after the last post): MB4err, YARR!!

Tom_OC on July 31, 2009 at 3:54 AM

I heard on the radio last night that while it was reported that Gates was drinking Red Stripe he was actually drinking Sam Adams.

Since we all know that we Lumpenproles identify each other through beer choice, now that butt-sniffing has been declared declasse’, the substitution of one beer for another has obvious implications…

gridlock2 on July 31, 2009 at 6:48 AM

There sits our Prez, offering beer on the White House lawn while the whole world watches to a perp, the arresting officer and a bumbling lawyer. Out of the three, who has Obama called friend? The perp.
Grab some more nuts Obama. You’re the most powerful man in the world and this beer’s for you!

JellyToast on July 31, 2009 at 7:25 AM

For my money, MB4 and Entelicy are the most inciteful members of Hotair.

TheSitRep on July 31, 2009 at 7:25 AM

Seven Percent Solution on July 31, 2009 at 12:20 AM

Thank you for the video link to Ian’s “Remember me”. If you 5:23 minutes everyone, please watch.

yoda on July 31, 2009 at 7:33 AM

So I was thinkin to myself… Hmmm, Obama wears mom jeans and drinks Bud light…. (Girls drink Bud light, Girls wear mom jeans, Obama does throw like a girl)

If it walks like a Duck, Talks like a Duck and has a water tight Obama like a duck…

doriangrey on July 31, 2009 at 8:12 AM

Adolph used to memorize the idiots too.

Hening on July 31, 2009 at 8:17 AM

Terrie on July 31, 2009 at 1:40 AM

I don’t have the right words, but it’s obvious you’re an incredibly strong and optimistic individual. I could take some notes on that right now in my life. I wish you all the best, and please write more on your blog if you can, I enjoyed some of your posts.

blatantblue on July 31, 2009 at 8:18 AM

sorry, that should read:

“Adolph used to mesmerize the idiots too”

Hening on July 31, 2009 at 8:19 AM

Terrie, you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

TXMomof3 on July 31, 2009 at 8:25 AM

So I was thinkin to myself… Hmmm, Obama wears mom jeans and drinks Bud light…. (Girls drink Bud light, Girls wear mom jeans, Obama does throw like a girl)

If it walks like a Duck, Talks like a Duck and has a water tight Obama like a duck…

doriangrey on July 31, 2009 at 8:12 AM

I am thinking you might be on to something…

TXMomof3 on July 31, 2009 at 8:26 AM

“‘Sure it’s a gimmick,’ said damage-control specialist Eric Dezenhall, ‘but Obama’s gift is making gimmicks look visionary.

Eric Dezenhall has beer googles on.

Dr Evil on July 31, 2009 at 8:30 AM

Terrie, sorry to hear that you are so ill. I know that the prayers and positive thoughts for you will increase tenfold as this HotAir folks read this thread, I know I will add mine.

Cindy Munford on July 31, 2009 at 8:50 AM

This guy gives “gimmicks” a bad rap, yo…

D2Boston on July 31, 2009 at 8:51 AM

The problem with the shuck and jive act is after you have seen it a few times, it just seems so familiar.

tarpon on July 31, 2009 at 9:02 AM

Terrie, sorry to hear that you are so ill. I know that the prayers and positive thoughts for you will increase tenfold as this HotAir folks read this thread, I know I will add mine.

Cindy Munford on July 31, 2009 at 8:50 AM

As will I. Stay strong and keep up the fight.

ladyingray on July 31, 2009 at 9:10 AM

If MB4 was banned it would be a tragedy beyond comparison. Banning him while molly coddling three of the most self aggrandizing twats that ever infested the internet is more reminiscent of liberal PC Nazism than the goal Michelle had when she started HA.

If Ed banned him I doubt it was over his comments. If someone like me has survived at HA for this many years, MB4 was safe for eternity. He was probably suspected of having multiple names registered. He may have posted a comment under his MB4 name on a computer that he used exclusively for a different name.

Irrespective of that, in his case, I don’t consider that a banning offense. Faking us out that way is no worse than the way we are manipulated by AP and Ed for site hits. And I don’t mind it at all. This is a business first and if we wont cooperate and help the site keep hits up with valuable discussion, how can we blame them for starting topics that cater to our basest of behavior?

MB4, you are sorely missed and HA is a lesser place for your absence. Hopefully you haven’t had a tragedy in your life. If so, best wishes to you and godspeed.

csdeven on July 31, 2009 at 9:19 AM

Terrie….your strength is an inspiration. God bless you and yours and my prayers are with you.

csdeven on July 31, 2009 at 9:20 AM

Blue Moon….yum. The others are swill.

Princeps on July 31, 2009 at 9:22 AM

In the Age of Obama, it might be useful to review Chris Rock’s tutorial on “How Not To Get Your Ass Kicked By The Police.”

Listen and learn, Louis Gates. Listen and learn.

Tantor on July 31, 2009 at 9:29 AM

csdeven on July 31, 2009 at 9:19 AM

I was wondering if MB4 comments mostly in the evening and Ed wasn’t use to his brand of humor. I am with you, I don’t want him banned but I hope he and his are okay.

Cindy Munford on July 31, 2009 at 10:04 AM

Thanks for adding the author of the quote.

barnone on July 31, 2009 at 10:09 AM

Breaking: Harvard Professor of Yiddish Literature slams Gates in The Crimson;

A Colleague’s Concerns
By RUTH R. WISSE

…When I came to Harvard in 1993, you had just published in the New York Times an op-ed urging black intellectuals to face up to their own racist attitudes. Invoking the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr., you wrote, “While anti-Semitism is generally on the wane in this country, it has been on the rise among black Americans. A recent survey finds not only that blacks are twice as likely as whites to hold anti-Semitic views but—significantly—that it is among younger and more educated blacks that anti-Semitism is most pronounced.” You argued then that owning up to such internal racism was the key to self-respect. Now that America has a black president, Massachusetts a black governor, and Cambridge a black mayor, you appear to have adopted the posture of racial victim. Are you trying to keep alive the politically potent appeal to liberal guilt?

I’m concerned for you, but would not like to see the authority of our police diminished, their effectiveness reduced, or their reputation unfairly tarnished. Since, inadvertently I assume, you have made the work of our police force more difficult than it already is, I wish that you would help set the record straight. You are the man to do it.

Queue Rev. Wright: “Them Jews aren’t going to let him talk to me

Terp Mole on July 31, 2009 at 10:13 AM

For my money, MB4 and Entelicy are the most inciteful members of Hotair.

TheSitRep on July 31, 2009 at 7:25 AM

I haven’t seen a post by either one lately.

I asked about Entelechy recently, but got no response.

It is curious.

soundingboard on July 31, 2009 at 12:49 PM

I stop coming by from time to time and I see MB4 was banned? WTF?

Unjustly too, I might add.

DaveC on July 31, 2009 at 1:52 PM

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