Matthews: Ted Cruz sounds a bit like Joe McCarthy, doesn’t he?

posted at 10:01 pm on February 14, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via Newsbusters, to give you a sense of how seriously you should take this, until now his most famous accusation of McCarthyism was aimed at Rush Limbaugh for using the word “regime” to describe the Obama administration. Naturally, Matthews himself and many of his MSNBC cohorts had used the same word to describe the Bush White House. Same deal here, really. If you define McCarthyism narrowly, as baselessly accusing someone of operating in secret against American democracy at the behest of foreign powers, Matthews’s hero Barack Obama was happy to play that game before the 2010 midterms. If you define the term broadly, as making unfounded allegations about a political opponent’s motives to smear him, well, where to begin? This is a guy who’s famously free ‘n easy about charging racism to parry criticism of Obama; who’s not above reaching for Nazi analogies when pushing the left’s manufactured outrage du jour; and who, not two weeks ago, tried to dismiss John McCain’s aggressive questioning of Hagel as some sort of mental episode triggered by his torture in the Hanoi Hilton. His policy criticism of the GOP almost always reduces to an assertion of covert sinister intentions, and he’s practiced enough at guilt-by-association to have produced an hour-long documentary on the tea party that ended with a warning about Timothy McVeigh. Is his real problem with Cruz and McCarthyism the fact that Cruz is a comparative amateur at it?

Anyway, enough. You all know his shtick. Let’s talk about “Star Wars” and the Battle of Hoth instead. Follow that last link and then consider your exit question: Of what practical value were AT-ATs, really? Of all the ways potentially to maneuver Stormtroopers around a frozen landscape, a big lumbering metal dinosaur that can only fire forward seems like the worst vehicle you could possibly use. Am I misremembering or didn’t the rebels have all sorts of small, agile, flying craft capable of outmaneuvering the AT-AT with the greatest ease? If you ever wondered how the Empire could have been so stupid as to build a moon-sized space station with an easily accessible critical vulnerability, here’s your answer: They thought AT-ATs were a good idea too.


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No no no no no!!!!

Scrumpy on February 14, 2013 at 10:02 PM

But you are correct the At-At’s were a terrible idea…

Scrumpy on February 14, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Matthews isn’t man enough to wear Ted Cruz’s socks.

gophergirl on February 14, 2013 at 10:04 PM

I have all the Star Wars movies…

Scrumpy on February 14, 2013 at 10:04 PM

Matthews is a fracking idiot…

Scrumpy on February 14, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Cruz is a good man…

Matthews is a hit n run megalomaniac…

Scrumpy on February 14, 2013 at 10:06 PM

It looks like the jackals are in the studio tonight..

Electrongod on February 14, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Matthews is a fracking idiot…

Scrumpy on February 14, 2013 at 10:05 PM

No clink for Matthews..

But a clink to you..:)

Electrongod on February 14, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Matthews doesn’t like brown people. He should accompany Menendez on his next flight out for a better appreciation of them. ;-)

tommy71 on February 14, 2013 at 10:07 PM

There is a special HedoubleL for people such as matthews…

I hope he incinerates for an eternity…

*phtooey*

Scrumpy on February 14, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Electrongod on February 14, 2013 at 10:06 PM

Always a pleasure to *clink* with you EG!! :-D

Scrumpy on February 14, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Remember all those sci-fi, futuristic movies where the media lies to you..

We’re here..

Electrongod on February 14, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Matthews doesn’t like brown people.

tommy71 on February 14, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Oh, I’ve heard he likes little brown boys well enough.

Shay on February 14, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Scrumpy on February 14, 2013 at 10:10 PM

:)

Electrongod on February 14, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Electrongod on February 14, 2013 at 10:10 PM

It’s funny in a way how life comes to imitate movies…

I am thinking like Mad Max…apocalyptic types…

I see that in the not to distant future.

Scrumpy on February 14, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Don’t mess with the frackin Force. Yoda without his supernatural powers is enough to take down Darth Matthews. ;-)

tommy71 on February 14, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Now I really like Ted Cruz.

RoadRunner on February 14, 2013 at 10:13 PM

A real patriot? Something Chris Matthews and that Missouri hag-mule McCaskill will never understand.

May she never enjoy one minute of peace when she returns to MO, that fking cow.

tom daschle concerned on February 14, 2013 at 10:15 PM

A good dose of McCarthy is much needed about now… before the progressive commies finish us off.

Where is Joe when we need him?

petefrt on February 14, 2013 at 10:15 PM

I am thinking like Mad Max…apocalyptic types…

I see that in the not to distant future.

Scrumpy on February 14, 2013 at 10:13 PM

I see that too.

What a shame that the low info voters don’t uses their own eyes…

Electrongod on February 14, 2013 at 10:16 PM

tom daschle concerned

Try saying ‘fracking’!

:-D

Scrumpy on February 14, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Matthews is a bomb-thrower. He hasn’t a lick of intelligence behind his bloviating.

onlineanalyst on February 14, 2013 at 10:17 PM

I read Allah’s blurb twice. I think he just called Matthews out as being Jabba the Mutt.

Limerick on February 14, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Electrongod on February 14, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Somthing has got to ‘give’ sometime.

It’s a horrible thought, but if this country doesn’t get back on the right footing.

It isn’t gonna be very pretty.

I tend to think the absolute worst that could happen and pray for the best!

Scrumpy on February 14, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Limerick on February 14, 2013 at 10:18 PM

It certainly suits matthews to a T!

Jabba the slobbering Mutt!

Scrumpy on February 14, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Matthews: Ted Cruz sounds a bit like Joe McCarthy, doesn’t he?

Chrissy, you are an example of why b!tch slapping was invented. You get worse every month you low life pansy.

arnold ziffel on February 14, 2013 at 10:21 PM

OMG…that Star Wars article! It’s…not satire.

SouthernGent on February 14, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Matthews is a bomb-thrower. He hasn’t a lick of intelligence behind his bloviating.

onlineanalyst on February 14, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Al-Quada rejected him..
The tingle in his leg….

And the knee pads..

Electrongod on February 14, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Of what practical value were AT-ATs, really?

To be eye candy.

That whole argument is kind of funny.

But also of great value to certain writers trying to come up with what future combat will be like…

cozmo on February 14, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Ah yes that’s gonna sting, because McCarthy was a crazy paranoid right wing maniac.

It not like we were at war and that the KGB was actively recruiting sympathetic and influential lefties to undermine the USA from within.

Cold War? Another wing nut fantasy!

CorporatePiggy on February 14, 2013 at 10:24 PM

tom daschle concerned

Try saying ‘fracking’!

:-D

Scrumpy on February 14, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Flu…

Fluk….

Flukeing!

Sandra Flucking!

tom daschle concerned on February 14, 2013 at 10:24 PM

A real patriot? Something Chris Matthews and that Missouri hag-mule McCaskill will never understand.

May she never enjoy one minute of peace when she returns to MO, that fking cow.

tom daschle concerned on February 14, 2013 at 10:15 PM

tom, it still boggles my mind that she was reelected. Somebody should have vanned Aiken and explained the drill—-oh wait that is only in Chicago.

arnold ziffel on February 14, 2013 at 10:25 PM

well . . . an AT AT is basically a mobile gun tower, and they were deployed almost like lumbering siege towers being applied slowly against a fortification. Keeping the guns at elevation doesn’t require any energy, and walking is also very energy efficient.

If anything, it was the rebels thinking they could fight them with light armament and dental floss that’s a goofy idea. But then — the force was with them, so there’s that. :)

Nothing to do about Matthews but give him some more books to read so he’ll stop using the same stupid references.

Lime in the Coconut on February 14, 2013 at 10:25 PM

I have all the Star Wars movies…

Scrumpy on February 14, 2013 at 10:04 PM

All three of them? Those others don’t count. Unless you happen to like the Star Wars Christmas special. And in that case, there is no helping you.

And do you have the old versions of those three movies? Its important…Han shot first…and liked it.

cozmo on February 14, 2013 at 10:25 PM

The considerably more temperate James Fallows has made the same comparison, with film. If the shoe fits…

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/02/separated-at-birth/273157/

cam2 on February 14, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Im not impress with Spencer Ackerman’s analysis at all.

The defenses the Alliance constructed on Hoth could not be more favorable to Vader if the villain constructed them himself.

1. He thinks the Rebel defenses were poor, but fails to state what their mistakes were or how he could have done better. The rebels shield complicates their escape? So? That’s a small price to pay to stop Imperial ships from obliterating them from orbit. Their defenses were meager? Uhh… they lacked the resources to deploy more formidable defenses.

The primary threat the rebels faced were star destroyers. Their defenses completely took star destroyers out of the fight and forced the Imperials to walk in slowly and allow them plenty of time to escape. So his criticism of their defenses is inept.

Yet his bumbling fleet admiral leaves hyperspace too close to Hoth, losing the element of surprise and allowing the Rebels to activate the shield.

2. This never made sense to me and still doesnt: how does coming out of hyperspace TOO CLOSE ruin surprise? If anything, you’d want to come out as close as possible to achieve surprise. You might say “but, the rebels could detect a ship leaving hyperspace more easily or something!” So what? All that matters in this situation is this: can an imperial star destroyer SNEAK UP on a planet with sensors? Obviously not. Star destroyers are not stealth ships. They are huge. It would take little more than a telescope to see them coming, let alone the sophisticated sensors the Rebels had. Space is empty. There would be no “cover” for the star destroyers to hide behind. Coming out of lightspeed too far away ruins surprise, the closer you come in, the less time the rebels would have to react. Star destroyers are too large and unstealthy to seriously consider that their detection range at sublight would be so short that it would not be possible to exit lightspeed closer than that detection range.

For example if a star destroyer was detectable moving at sublight speeds at, say 30 million miles, that means that if the fleet could exit lightspeed closer than 30 million miles, the answer would be to exit lightspeed as close as possible. always.

For Ackerman to be offering what he thinks is a reasoned criticism of the battle, he sure ignores one of the larger plot hole type discrepancies.

kaltes on February 14, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Cruz, Cruz, use the Force. Stretch out your feelings. The Force is always with you. ;-)

tommy71 on February 14, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Tell Chrissie to read the Venona Papers and then get back to the more informed of us with a more accurately intended “insult.” What a dimwit he is.

Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Sarah Palin are the only public figures that I have respect for at this point. Take a lesson from them, you other weak sister politicos and pundits.

onlineanalyst on February 14, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Chris is a Peace Corp draft dodger.T!t$ on a bull.

docflash on February 14, 2013 at 10:29 PM

…the answer would be to exit lightspeed as close as possible. always.

kaltes on February 14, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Yep, though that brings up other problems with interstellar navigation.

cozmo on February 14, 2013 at 10:29 PM

cozmo on February 14, 2013 at 10:25 PM

I have the originals as they came available…

I also started collecting Clone Wars, I like the cartoons ;-)

Scrumpy on February 14, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Ted Cruz sounds a bit like Joe McCarthy, doesn’t he? Meh… not as much as Chrissy Matthews sounds like Christopher Dorner.

iceman1960 on February 14, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Am I misremembering or didn’t the rebels have all sorts of small, agile, flying craft capable of outmaneuvering the AT-AT with the greatest ease?

Yes, but rebels’ the flying craft were too lightly armed to be of much tactical value against the AT-AT’s and their heavy weapons were in fixed turrets like the Maginot Line. Hence, the rebel base was completely overrun and had to be abandoned.

Walter Sobchak on February 14, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Walter Sobchak on February 14, 2013 at 10:32 PM

And the only way they could carry that much unbreakable cable is in the imagination of a Hollywood writer.

And what practical purpose does that cable serve?

cozmo on February 14, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Matthews is a drunken lunatic. He should broadcast his show from padded cell while wearing a straight jacket.

Stu Gotts on February 14, 2013 at 10:35 PM

When talking about tactics employed by the Empire in the Star Wars universe, it should be remembered that the mighty Galactic Empire, ruled by an evil Sith Lord and equipped with a planet-destroying death star, along with hundreds of Star Destroyer-class space battleships, thousands of x-wing fighters, and possibly/probably millions of warrior clone Stormtroopers, was primarily defeated by a few loosely-knit, Stone Age-level tribes of talking Teddy Bears with rocks, ropes, and spears.

The guy who thought this up made billions. I’m not kidding.

troyriser_gopftw on February 14, 2013 at 10:37 PM

kaltes on February 14, 2013 at 10:26 PM

When it comes to Star Wars analysis, I don’t consult Spencer Ackerman. I consult Harry Plinkett.

KingGold on February 14, 2013 at 10:37 PM

tom, it still boggles my mind that she was reelected. Somebody should have vanned Aiken and explained the drill—-oh wait that is only in Chicago.

arnold ziffel on February 14, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Let me break it down for you AZ :)

MO, like many places in the USA is full of stupid people. This is the state that put the wife of a dead IDIOT congressperson in office. That is right, I said it. This is the state that elected 3 Carnahans. These are tremendously corrupt and stupid people. But MO at one time had a lot of Union labor. Union labor have absolutely no self direction or intelligence, they simply vote democrat. Claire McCaskill is just the latest in a long line of truly stupid corrupt MO people elected to office.

Did I mention that Unions, democrats, Carnahans, and McCaskill are all stupid and corrupt? Because that is a salient point.

If you want to be exposed to the borgmind of mid american democrat rank and file stupidity, read stltoday.com. That is the Post-Disgrace’s website.

No society can survive this level of ignorance and stupidity.

tom daschle concerned on February 14, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Rahm, the Impertinent, to run for president in 2016.

Schadenfreude on February 14, 2013 at 10:38 PM

..JEEEEE-ZUS!

It’s come to this: two people who were on life-support before November 6th and now front and center and the battle rages with all the folks who have no life.

Can’t we nuke FNS, MSNBC, CNN and move on? This is beyond tedious.

The War Planner on February 14, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Anyway, enough. You all know his shtick. Let’s talk about “Star Wars” and the Battle of Hoth instead.

This is why I come here. At least someone is still brave enough to ask the tough questions.

RINO in Name Only on February 14, 2013 at 10:40 PM

And the only way they could carry that much unbreakable cable is in the imagination of a Hollywood writer.

And what practical purpose does that cable serve?

cozmo on February 14, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Never know you be called on to tow a stricken cruise ship.

RickB on February 14, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Rahm, the Impertinent, to run for president in 2016.

Schadenfreude on February 14, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Sarah stands a better chance of being Pope.

Limerick on February 14, 2013 at 10:42 PM

while wearing a straight jacket.

Stu Gotts on February 14, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Ain’t nuthin’ straight about Lil’ Chrissy “Thrill Up My Leg” Matthews.

Even has that same speech affectation as Bawney Fwank.

coldwarrior on February 14, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Joe McCarthy was right about Communism. I’ll bet Ted Cruz is too.

viking01 on February 14, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Mr BO Tingles, you probably should take a look at the Venona papers, the documents from the Soviet Archives, and the documents from the Stasi Archives. McCarthy was proven correct on the overwhelming majority of his allegations.

I bet you still believe that Dickstein, White and Hiss, among others, were innocent even though they are referred to by name in GRU and NKVD documents and cables.

Resist We Much on February 14, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Sarah stands a better chance of being Pope.

Limerick on February 14, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Stuff Suzi Parker believes: Palin will be elected Pope to replace Benedict, who is going to work for Al Jazeera.

Walter Sobchak on February 14, 2013 at 10:49 PM

A real patriot? Something Chris Matthews and that Missouri hag-mule McCaskill will never understand.

May she never enjoy one minute of peace when she returns to MO, that fking cow.

tom daschle concerned on February 14, 2013 at 10:15 PM

…Chris Matthews loves hag-mule cows…so you think he might be doing McCaskill?…that could make his tingles go numb!

KOOLAID2 on February 14, 2013 at 10:50 PM

C’mon. Let’s just tell it like it is:

MSNBC is a finely-tuned propaganda outfit that has identified the existing idiot liberal population segments and has tailored its programming to appeal to each idiot type.

They hire outrageously pompous traitors like Mathews, Shultz, etc… to reinforce the negative stereotypes on which WorldProgs rely to move the populace willingly toward slavery and the U.S. toward bankruptcy.

Mathews, Shultz, et al couldn’t hold down jobs that required skill, so they prostitute themselves selling treason to the willfully ignorant.

There’s a special place in hell for these people. I treat them to my own brand of selective recusal which is to ignore every single word that slithers out their pie holes.

ROCnPhilly on February 14, 2013 at 10:54 PM

McCarthy and Matthews have one thing in common – alcoholism.

bw222 on February 14, 2013 at 10:55 PM

gophergirl on February 14, 2013 at 10:04 PM

…you still around?…OT/ and I know you are boycotting them…so, don’t ask me what the Gophers did to WishComeSin today!

KOOLAID2 on February 14, 2013 at 10:56 PM

A smarter plan would have been to launch TIE fighters against Echo Base — since aircraft and spacecraft can get past that Rebel enemy shield

Bzzt. WRONG. Did he even watch the movie? The AT-ATs had to land OUTSIDE the shield and walk in. TIEs would have hit the shield and been destroyed just like what happened to the rebels at Endor when the 2nd Death Star activated its shield.

His own article says:

But the shield has two huge flaws: It can’t stop an Imperial landing force from entering the atmosphere, and it can only open in a discrete place for a limited time so the Rebels’ Ion Cannon can protect an evacuation.

If the shield keeps the Rebel’s ships in (which Ackerman says over and over as a huge weakness) then it obviously keeps TIEs out. The only way through the shield is by walking in on ground. Again, this is stated in the movie when Vader tells Veers to land BEYOND the shield.

Vader sees no need to give them air cover

No, he can’t give them air cover. The rebels can use speeders because they stay within the confines of the shield.

For reasons that never get explained — and can’t be justified militarily — Vader joins the Stormtrooper assault on the base. So much for his major weapon against the Rebels… Worse, Vader is late to the fight. If he wanted to kill some Rebel scum himself, the only ones remaining at the base when Vader arrives are Han, Leia, Chewbacca and C-3PO

This just shows that Star Wars is a movie, not a real battle. Vader magically appears in the base even though Lucas never shows how he got there. This is a plot hole. On top of that he had no reason to be there outside of Lucas wanting to add tension to the main character escape (since Stormtroopers are not dangerous to main characters) without adding the lethality (and the expensive/boring special effects) of orbital bombardment.

Maybe you should ask the question: if no rebels were left at the base because they had all already left, then what was the HARM in Vader being there? Were the Imperials big losers because they did not blast an empty base apart?

there’s no Imperial blockade worth speaking of… Han flies into three of the Star Destroyers

o.o

Nor does that “blockade” trap Luke, who flies to Dagobah without a single Imperial ship harassing him.

Not exactly a shock that 1 X wing wouldnt be an Imperial priority, and if Luke took a different route off planet than the transports, which were the focus, of course he wouldn’t be noticed, or a priority even if he was.

It had the opportunity to deal the Rebel Alliance a defeat from which the Rebels might not have recovered

I do not agree. The rendevous point at the end of the movie shows a powerful fleet (also in Jedi) which dwarfs the few small transports which fled Hoth. Even if Hoth had been wiped out, except for the main “plot characters” which had plot armor anyway, it would have been a drop in the bucket.

The Battle of Endor was the key battle, and the unarmed transports that escaped Hoth were of no value there. The ground forces that escaped in them were also of no value at Endor. In other words, but for the main characters, Hoth was completely irrelevant to the outcome of the trilogy.

kaltes on February 14, 2013 at 10:56 PM

Is this Mental Health Awareness Month or something to that effect?

If not, then there really is no justification in posting anything on Chris Matthews.

Myron Falwell on February 14, 2013 at 10:57 PM

…Chris Matthews loves hag-mule cows…so you think he might be doing McCaskill?…that could make his tingles go numb!

KOOLAID2 on February 14, 2013 at 10:50 PM

LOL! KOOLAID2…just LOL!@ I needed that!

tom daschle concerned on February 14, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Why couldn’t the Grim Reaper have come for Matthews instead of Russert?

Russert may have been a Democrat, but he was always fair, well-prepared, and took it to Democrats as well as Republicans.

Matthews is nothing but a drunk, who drools on the Acela when he isn’t busy harassing women.

Resist We Much on February 14, 2013 at 11:02 PM

…Chris Matthews loves hag-mule cows…so you think he might be doing McCaskill?…that could make his tingles go numb!

KOOLAID2 on February 14, 2013 at 10:50 PM

LOL! KOOLAID2…just LOL!@ I needed that!

tom daschle concerned on February 14, 2013 at 10:58 PM

OH YEAAAAAHHH!!!

Myron Falwell on February 14, 2013 at 11:05 PM

…OT/ I’m watching GRETA on Fox..about the cruise ship….and honest to gawd…the headline on the screen says
ON THE PHONE: Brenda COLON
PASSENGER STUCK ON SHIP!
…think Matthews is there?

KOOLAID2 on February 14, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Chris Matthews is by far the most evil man in television news.

Dusty on February 14, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Chris Matthews loves hag-mule cows…so you think he might be doing McCaskill?…

KOOLAID2 on February 14, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Doing MacCaskill?

Not if he wants to keep his perks from Marriott.

coldwarrior on February 14, 2013 at 11:14 PM

…….and NOW they come after the other threat to the Aggressive Progressive hold on power.

Cruz is Hitler

Cruz is Satan

Cruz is Joe McCarthy

Now, that we have that all cleared up from the left let’s see if Ted Cruz has the testiculas to FIGHT BACK? Or is he part of the gonad free republican representation that we all know and despise.

PappyD61 on February 14, 2013 at 11:24 PM

This is so typical of liberals like Chris Matthews. They can’t stand conservative minorities. To liberals, a conservative minority is like a slave that left the plantation.

SoulGlo on February 14, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Hey Chris! Did you forget Joe McCarthy was proven correct?

Mitoch55 on February 14, 2013 at 11:32 PM

Let’s talk about “Star Wars” and the Battle of Hoth instead</blockquote

I won't pretend I've always thought this way but the Death Star did represent more of a galactic Maginot Line than any kind of “supreme power in the universe” or whatever that “jedi atheist” general said at the Death Star meeting with Grand Moff Tarkin. By the way there was an appalling lack of doughnuts and coffee at that meeting. I’d be ready to choke someone too in those circumstances.

rihar on February 14, 2013 at 11:36 PM

rihar on February 14, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Whoops! only Allah’s words were supposed to be in quotes there.

rihar on February 14, 2013 at 11:37 PM

It is truly incomprehensible that this drunken buffoon has a television show. Even more astounding is that anyone watches it.

besser tot als rot on February 14, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Now, that we have that all cleared up from the left let’s see if Ted Cruz has the testiculas to FIGHT BACK? Or is he part of the gonad free republican representation that we all know and despise.

PappyD61 on February 14, 2013 at 11:24 PM

He had the gonads to tell Telemundo (mexican tv station) that he would deport all of the Dreamers which takes some major chutzpah. He opposes amnesty unlike a certain Cuban turncoat senator who’s hell bent on destroying this country. He appointed a solid conservative from Texas as his chief of staff versus picking some beltway elite. So far, I sure don’t feel that my vote and my donations were wasted.

TxAnn56 on February 14, 2013 at 11:48 PM

Is this Mental Health Awareness Month or something to that effect?
If not, then there really is no justification in posting anything on Chris Matthews.

Myron Falwell on February 14, 2013 at 10:57 PM

I think it was probably just a way to sneak his Star Wars analysis past his Townhall bosses.

RINO in Name Only on February 14, 2013 at 11:55 PM

It is truly incomprehensible that this drunken buffoon has a television show. Even more astounding is that anyone watches it.

besser tot als rot on February 14, 2013 at 11:38 PM

It is likewise incomprehensible that the man, who:

* Has the blood of Yankel Rosenbaum, Angelina Marrero, Cynthia Martinez, Luz Ramos, Mayra Rentas, Olga Garcia, Garnette Ramautar, and Kareem Brunner on his hands; and

* Defamed innocent policemen and prosecutors while holding up Tawana Brawley as a victim of the “white man”; and

* Slandered and libeled the Duke Lacrosse Team and beatified a hooker, who later murdered a man; and

* Called the trial of the men, who raped a Central Park jogger and left her to bleed out 75% of her blood, a “lynching;” and

* Said “White folks was in the caves while we [blacks] was building empires … We built pyramids before Donald Trump ever knew what architecture was … we taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.”

* Said “So [if] some cr*cker come and tell you ‘Well my mother and father blood go back to the Mayflower,’ you better hold you pocket. That ain’t nothing to be proud of, that means their forefathers was crooks.”

* Said “Cr*cker is merely a ‘colloquial term’ used to describe a certain kind of bigot, who hates both blacks and Jews. It’s certainly not a racist term and certainly not an anti-Semitic term, because a cracker hates Jews and blacks.”

* Challenged New York Jews, whom he derisively referred to as ‘diamond merchants,’ to ‘pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house’ to settle the score (before sending his thugs to pelt Jews and their homes with rocks in Crown Heights while screaming ‘Jew! Jew!’).”

* Said “Don’t shop at Freddy’s. Don’t give the [expletive] Jew b@stard one dime, he doesn’t have no respect for black women.”

* Pledged that “[w]e will not stand by and allow them to move this brother [Mr. Shange] so some white interloper can expand his business on 125th Street.”

* Said “The right wing always mobilizes around constitutional amendments: the right to bear arms, school prayer.”

* And, said “Americans overwhelmingly voted for socialism when they elected Barack Obama. The dream (spoken of by MLK) was to make everything equal in everybody’s house.”

HAS HIS OWN SHOW RIGHT AFTER CHRIS MATTHEWS!

Resist We Much on February 15, 2013 at 12:00 AM

2. This never made sense to me and still doesnt: how does coming out of hyperspace TOO CLOSE ruin surprise? If anything, you’d want to come out as close as possible to achieve surprise. You might say “but, the rebels could detect a ship leaving hyperspace more easily or something!” So what? All that matters in this situation is this: can an imperial star destroyer SNEAK UP on a planet with sensors? Obviously not. Star destroyers are not stealth ships. They are huge. It would take little more than a telescope to see them coming, let alone the sophisticated sensors the Rebels had. Space is empty. There would be no “cover” for the star destroyers to hide behind. Coming out of lightspeed too far away ruins surprise, the closer you come in, the less time the rebels would have to react. Star destroyers are too large and unstealthy to seriously consider that their detection range at sublight would be so short that it would not be possible to exit lightspeed closer than that detection range.
For example if a star destroyer was detectable moving at sublight speeds at, say 30 million miles, that means that if the fleet could exit lightspeed closer than 30 million miles, the answer would be to exit lightspeed as close as possible. always.
For Ackerman to be offering what he thinks is a reasoned criticism of the battle, he sure ignores one of the larger plot hole type discrepancies.

kaltes on February 14, 2013 at 10:26 PM

This is a rather strong assumption, though. The distances involved here are enormous: according to some random site that I googled a few minutes ago, Pluto is something like 13 light-hours away from earth. The star destroyers may be huge compared to other ships, but they are still smaller than the Death Star, which is only the size of a small moon.

The inconvenient fact lurking behind this whole discussion is that there really is no way to make Star Wars, or almost any kind of space opera like that, plausible unless you assume that even “sublight” speeds are actually much much faster than the speed of light. And once you do that, any assumptions about the range of scanners or whatnot become rather arbitrary.

RINO in Name Only on February 15, 2013 at 12:16 AM

Resist We Much on February 15, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Well yeah. Al should have been put in jail decades ago, and yet, he’s now seen as a respected journolist on Socialist Echo Chamber TV. His career as a shameful huckster has never been better.

Only in America.

Myron Falwell on February 15, 2013 at 12:33 AM

This Mathews character has a lot to say for the spitting drunk on the next bar stool. I give him no more credence.

pat on February 15, 2013 at 1:15 AM

first class idiot that tingles

cmsinaz on February 15, 2013 at 6:22 AM

The AT-ATs weren’t about efficiency, they were about utilizing massive amounts of resources on inefficient projects and throwing the biggest things they could at the little guy in the hopes of eventually overwhelming them.

Who won the battle?

Nuff said.

GadsdenRattlers on February 15, 2013 at 6:43 AM

Perhaps we need a McCarthy. Especially with Obama’s Indoctrination…err…Preschool Initiative. My take.

kingsjester on February 15, 2013 at 6:51 AM

The Dems and lefties are the new McCarthyists. And they make Joe look like an amateur. They are constantly unjustly smearing people with charges of racism and bigotry.

McCarthyism lasted only a few years. The witch hunt for racists and bigots by the lefties has been going on for decades and it has been institutionalized.

farsighted on February 15, 2013 at 7:02 AM

Right now Ted Cruz s probably the only Republican I would actually show up to vote for in 2016.

redware on February 15, 2013 at 7:21 AM

First, the AT-ATs were remarkably adept at shooting down those rebel air craft, so their height and targeting systems were very effective in the battle. After all, there were about three of them, and they won that battle. Next, the vulnerability in the death star is really just a symptom of the lack of dynamic planning that always occurs when one has such a strong centralized government, chock full of sycophantic bureaucrats that the Emperor created. (Oh yeah, just like Obama!)

Dr Snooze on February 15, 2013 at 7:47 AM

Matthews is a a disgusting, leftist POS that could only exist on NBC. How do you feel about the USDA and their diversity indoctrination, Matthews. . . a little like Hitler, perhaps?

rplat on February 15, 2013 at 7:49 AM

Chris Matthews sounds like Joseph Goebbels. A propagandist who wants a one party state that kills all those it deems undesirable.

rbj on February 15, 2013 at 7:54 AM

If idiots like Matthews were an exportable commodity this country would be in tall cotton!

claudius on February 15, 2013 at 7:58 AM

Now that Comcast owns 100% of NBC, they had better start cleaning house if they want to keep my business. And they can get started by firing Chris Matthews’ ass.

DRayRaven on February 15, 2013 at 8:42 AM

So far, I’m happy that I voted for Cruz. Anytime he can irritate the leg-tingler, I’m happy.

golfer1 on February 15, 2013 at 8:43 AM

Now that Comcast owns 100% of NBC, they had better start cleaning house if they want to keep my business. And they can get started by firing Chris Matthews’ ass.

DRayRaven on February 15, 2013 at 8:42 AM

What difference is there between MSNBC and Comcast’s flagship cable network E! – otherwise known as the all-Kardashians, all-the-time channel?

Myron Falwell on February 15, 2013 at 8:50 AM

Wouldn’t it be something if McCarthy’s suspicions regarding
communist infiltration in this country turned out to be true
after all?

Amjean on February 15, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Who watches Chrissy, besides his Mom?

GarandFan on February 15, 2013 at 10:08 AM

The advanced stages of syphilis is never pretty. Chris should suffer it out of the public’s view.

jukin3 on February 15, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Now that Comcast owns 100% of NBC, they had better start cleaning house if they want to keep my business. And they can get started by firing Chris Matthews’ ass.

DRayRaven on February 15, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Fat chance. I expect more MSNBC from Comcast rather than less. NBC/Comcast broadcasts MSNBC propaganda on The Weather Channel. I’m guessing the CEO of Comcast leans left. He would probably love it if the government started funding Comcast the way the BBC is funded in Britain. I’ll be happy to be wrong about this.

farsighted on February 15, 2013 at 11:14 AM

Gripe about the AT-ATs, but they accomplished their objective and took the base with overwhelming force and minimal casualties. The rebel defense against them was really just stalling to give the others time to evacuate.

The article completely misses the mark, however, by questioning Vader’s tactical decisions and ultimately chalking it up to overconfidence and religious fervor. It was none of that. It was about Luke. Luke is the reason he didn’t bombard the planet; Luke is the reason he stormed the base in person; Luke is the reason he suggests turning this one individual into an ally, while ordering his fleet to destroy all Rebel ships, and murdering his subordinates for minor infractions. Luke is the reason that, even after capturing key elements of the rebel alliance, he does nothing at all with them except use them to bait Luke to Bespin. And even when he has Luke where he wants him, he first tries to freeze him, then tries to turn him, but ultimately makes no move to kill him outright.

Empire is the story of how a huge military advantage is squandered because a newly-discovered son puts a father at cross-purposes with his ruler and master.

The Schaef on February 15, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Feb 3, 2013, Senator Ted Cruz, putting his money where his mouth is:

The 42-year-old tea party favorite entered the Senate chamber last week at the bottom with his first two votes and walked away with nine more losses under his belt.

So far, he is 0-for-2013 — he has been on the losing end of 11 votes — and that’s just fine with the Texas Republican.

Cruz 0-for-11 in Senate and proud of it

http://www.senateconservatives.com/site/post/1869/cruz-0-for-11-in-senate-and-proud-of-it

“He considers what he thinks is right and will follow his conscience wherever that leads,” said Mr. George, founding director of Princeton’s James Madison Program.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/feb/3/cruz-0-for-11-in-senate-and-proud-of-it/?page=2#ixzz2L0FW4dYJ

It appears that Ted Cruz is the Conscience Conservative and along with Sarah Palin, we now have 2!!!!

bluefox on February 15, 2013 at 3:53 PM

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