The Ed Morrissey Show: Duane “Generalissimo” Patterson & the Week in Review

posted at 1:49 pm on September 20, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Today, on the Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), we’ll take a look at the past week with Duane “Generalissimo” Patterson of the Hugh Hewitt Show. Duane and I will talk about Syria, the civil war between House and Senate Republicans, and the Pope’s shocking opposition to abortion (at least according to the media). All of this and more — and stay tuned for a preview of tonight’s Hugh Hewitt Show.

The Ed Morrissey Show and its dynamic chatroom can be seen on the permanent TEMS page. Be sure to join us, and don’t forget to keep up with the debate on my Facebook page, too!

Meanwhile, let’s see what we can do for TEMS veteran Caleb Howe, who has become seriously ill with liver disease. His best friend and debate partner Tommy Christopher says his family needs serious help with the bills:

If our modern times are testing your already-waning faith in humanity, then this small victory might make you feel a little bit better. Former editor Caleb Howe, also a one-time Mediaite guest columnist, is currently hospitalized with what Redstate describes as a “failing liver,” and no health insurance. A fund was established to help Caleb’s family on the website GoFundMe, and has raised $25,000 in two days, partially due to an assist by liberal blog DailyKos. What makes this story great is just how human it has been, and not completely in a good way. From GoFundMe:

This fund is dedicated to helping the family of Caleb Howe. As he lays in the hospital with a failing liver, his children, ages 11 and 14, are heading back to school in a few weeks. It would lift an incredible burden for Caleb & Donna if they could get even the smallest amount of help with these upcoming expenses and with anything extra that comes in, we will help Caleb & Donna with their medical bills as Caleb is uninsured. If you’re not in a position to give, your prayers are always welcome in lieu of a donation. Thank you for your compassion and help.

Full disclosure: Caleb is my best friend in the whole world, which I hope no one holds against him. We first met when both of us were sent to Denver to cover the 2008 Democratic National Convention, and despite having developed a deep hatred of him through his writing, we became instant lifelong friends. He is as talented at making political opponents hate him as I am, if not more so, but is also one of the finest people I’ve ever known, and a witty, intelligent writer, to boot.

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Keep praying that Marizela Perez will be found, and peace brought to her family.

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But just because I like Ed, and this is getting lonely.

thejackal on September 20, 2013 at 5:11 PM

Just saw the “Find Merizela” link.

I cannot pray to find Merizela, because I am an atheist. But I hope with all my heart Michelle Malkin finds (her sister? I think she is). Michelle is one of the finest human beings in media today. I would never wish such a hurtful curse upon any human being. To lose a sister or niece or aunt…it is beyond the pale of human acceptability.

Whatever monster is responsible for this girl’s disappearance should burn in the hell of one thousand suns, but, since I am an atheist, I will delight in his/her indenture in my deer camp.

Hell would have been a lot kinder, peanut.

thejackal on September 20, 2013 at 5:19 PM

On a related subject, and I’m just throwing this out to the HotAir crowd:

Why is it that I think right wing women are so much more clued into reality than right wing men? And why is it that I can tolerate left wing men more than left wing women?

Seriously. I am utterly baffled by this.

Ann Coulter. Michele Bachmann. Michelle Malkin. Geniuses.

Bill O’Reilly. Sean Hannity. Rush Limbaugh. Glenn Beck. Retards.

I am no fan of Michael Moore (yecch!), but I can listen to that nitwit for hours while Rosie O’Donnel makes me dry-heave in seconds.

Left wing women are toxic to my nervous system. Left wing men…meh.

Why is this? This has baffled me for decades.

thejackal on September 20, 2013 at 6:02 PM

OK. Why is the atheist on HotAir the only SOB to make a comment on an Ed Morrisey thread???


Anyone home?


thejackal on September 20, 2013 at 6:48 PM