Video: On MSNBC, “Animal Farm” is a parable about … income inequality

posted at 4:41 pm on April 30, 2014 by Allahpundit

A nifty catch by the Libertarian Republic. I used to think AF was a cautionary tale about leftists exploiting the aspiration of equality to amass power over people, but now that I re-read the final line, I see her point: “The creatures outside looked from pig to Koch, and from Koch to pig, and from pig to Koch: but already it was impossible to say which was which.”

Credit where it’s due. It takes brass balls to give Orwell himself full Orwellian treatment. Well done, MSNBC.

One tiny criticism, though. If you’re going to toast Thomas Piketty and the looming demise of income inequality, do it with a $16 cocktail like respectable intellectuals do.


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The witch of NH lost in the senate today.

No appetite for her “wage fairness act”.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Some animals are more income-equaled than others.

de rigueur on April 30, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Krystal is as dumb as she looks

Whitey Ford on April 30, 2014 at 4:43 PM

For all the leftist sardines

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Krystal Ball, your stripper pole awaits you.

Bitter Clinger on April 30, 2014 at 4:44 PM

This cow makes all bovine creatures appear very smart.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2014 at 4:45 PM

But even if that isn’t obvious from the novel itself, Orwell makes it very clear who he’s targeting in the novel – telling a friend Animal Farm was his novel “against Stalin.”

That would be former Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, the well-known proponent of ruthless free market capitalism who slashed taxes for the rich, allowing business owners to propel themselves to disgusting new heights of hedonism on the backs of their non-unionized workers.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Ben Rhodes told her that.

BKeyser on April 30, 2014 at 4:48 PM

I wonder that she doesn’t say that Jews have all the money, and all business men are pigs and monkeys, therefore Jews are pigs and monkeys. This is at the heart of the Anti-Koch movement.

What an amazingly stupid woman.

RockinRickOwen on April 30, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Dumb as a brick. That’s the only description I think fits Krystal Ball. (By the way, what a name. Said Major Major)

MTF on April 30, 2014 at 4:49 PM

She’s funny.

Cindy Munford on April 30, 2014 at 4:50 PM

I don’t identify as liberal, I identify as progressive-marxist.

libfreeordie on April 30, 2014 at 2:17 PM


Except liblikeaslave is never progressive.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2014 at 4:50 PM

She’s funny.

Cindy Munford on April 30, 2014 at 4:50 PM

So is Biden.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2014 at 4:51 PM

I think that the teleprompter told her to say that, she didn’t seem to have any recognition that what she was saying was wrong. I am going to bet she never read it.

Fleuries on April 30, 2014 at 4:51 PM

When the left can rewrite history (or literature) with impunity, the war is lost.

Chuck Ef on April 30, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Face, meet palm.

Head, meet desk.

Seriously, AP, you must have gone to a private school. Public schools have been teaching indoctrinating the Leftist interperation of “Animal Farm” for decades, since I was in school.

Of course, I taught myself how to read, so I was able to resist the indoctrination.

Steve Eggleston on April 30, 2014 at 4:52 PM

One tiny criticism, though. If you’re going to toast Thomas Piketty and the looming demise of income inequality

.
The Litmus Test for Intelligence:

Anyone stupid enough to believe “income inequality” will EVER die … knows literally NOTHING – and it has been caused by their own Premeditated Ignorance.

I can forgive stupidity – God doesn’t believe in “intellectual equality” – but for MY money, Premeditated Stupidity should be a hanging offense.

PolAgnostic on April 30, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Nice intellect on that girl.

Cicero43 on April 30, 2014 at 4:54 PM

She’s funny.

Cindy Munford on April 30, 2014 at 4:50 PM

So is Biden.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Like clowns.

Did I mention I hate clowns?

Steve Eggleston on April 30, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Cunning stunt.

Bitter Clinger on April 30, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Theory:

This is what she was taught in public school by a unionized teacher.

BobMbx on April 30, 2014 at 4:54 PM

And MSNBC is part of The Ministry of Truth

kcewa on April 30, 2014 at 4:54 PM

“Stop with the crazy name calling… you crazy uncle sitting at the kid table.”

There is no newspeak, that would be oldspeak.

mjbrooks3 on April 30, 2014 at 4:55 PM

“Inequality is the root of all social evil” — the Pope

Equality is the root of most all evil.

Schadenfreude on April 30, 2014 at 4:55 PM

For some reason this is auto playing for me. AND I DON’T LIKE IT.

Cindy Munford on April 30, 2014 at 4:55 PM

And Boxer volunteered to be turned into glue for the common good.

Don’t forget that part.

BobMbx on April 30, 2014 at 4:56 PM

No Krystal Ball , that was not the message Orwell tried to convey.

the_nile on April 30, 2014 at 4:57 PM

Krystal Ball, your stripper pole awaits you.

Bitter Clinger on April 30, 2014 at 4:44 PM

This one is at least in the running for THREAD WINNER.

ToddPA on April 30, 2014 at 4:57 PM

PRAVADA in the Bars N’ Stars,…say it ain’t so Joe!!!

canopfor on April 30, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Credit where it’s due. It takes brass balls to give Orwell himself full Orwellian treatment. Well done, MSNBC.

It was only a matter of time before insane liberals used Orwellian Newspeak to redefine Orwellian Newspeak.

Brass balls indeed.

MichaelGabriel on April 30, 2014 at 4:58 PM

For some reason this is auto playing for me. AND I DON’T LIKE IT.

Cindy Munford on April 30, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Ditto… it drives me away.

mjbrooks3 on April 30, 2014 at 4:59 PM

For some reason this is auto playing for me. AND I DON’T LIKE IT.

Cindy Munford on April 30, 2014 at 4:55 PM

In soviet America , video plays you!

the_nile on April 30, 2014 at 4:59 PM


If you’re going to toast Thomas Piketty and the looming demise of income inequality


What does that mean ?>
Hussein will now get the same salary as WH staff and interns ?
Mooch will work for a living ?
The Husseins will rent a car to go on their 2 wks vacay every year and stay @ Days Inn ?
What ?

burrata on April 30, 2014 at 4:59 PM

It was only a matter of time before insane liberals used Orwellian Newspeak to redefine Orwellian Newspeak.

Brass balls indeed.

MichaelGabriel on April 30, 2014 at 4:58 PM

It’s like Orwell had a Crystal Ball…

the_nile on April 30, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Let me look into the Krystal Ball…mmm..nope nothing there.

What an idiot.

You gotta love her take at the end. “if you stupid rethuglicans don’t stop name calling you’ll have to set at the table with the kids and crazy uncle joe”

HumpBot Salvation on April 30, 2014 at 5:02 PM

So Krystal Ball comes from a family where they put the kids with the crazy uncles at a separate table for the holidays.

That explains a lot – starting with her name.

kcewa on April 30, 2014 at 5:02 PM

OK, I can understand you being a conservative. But how can you be a conservative who watches Fox and not recognize that this segment is a take on a genre; a genre founded by the “opinion hosts” on Fox News. You know, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck. People who said all kinds of wacky things and the response from the right was “they aren’t news, they are the opinion shows.” So extend the courtesy back or start calling out your own hucksters.

libfreeordie on April 30, 2014 at 5:03 PM

New editors at Cliff Notes eh?

WryTrvllr on April 30, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Ugh. So much dumb.
Watch a video clip from Outnumbered if you need an antidote!

22044 on April 30, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Results for #Inequality

https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Inequality

canopfor on April 30, 2014 at 5:04 PM

They never cease to amaze over at that echo-chamber called MSNBC, do they?

Tzetzes on April 30, 2014 at 5:05 PM

For some reason this is auto playing for me. AND I DON’T LIKE IT.

Cindy Munford on April 30, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Ditto… it drives me away.

mjbrooks3 on April 30, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Try this:

http://internet.wonderhowto.com/how-to/disable-annoying-autoplay-media-chrome-firefox-safari-and-internet-explorer-0139641/

or this:

For Firefox:
1. Type about:config in the browser
2. Search for plugins.click_to_play and toggle that to trur
3. Search for plugin.state.flash and set that to 1
This way you will see a message asking if you want to activate videos.

kcewa on April 30, 2014 at 5:05 PM

OK, I can understand you being a conservative. But how can you be a conservative who watches Fox and not recognize that this segment is a take on a genre; a genre founded by the “opinion hosts” on Fox News. You know, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck. People who said all kinds of wacky things and the response from the right was “they aren’t news, they are the opinion shows.” So extend the courtesy back or start calling out your own hucksters.

libfreeordie on April 30, 2014 at 5:03 PM

So this is what y’all are supposed to think this week ?

burrata on April 30, 2014 at 5:06 PM

You know, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck. People who said all kinds of wacky things and the response from the right was “they aren’t news, they are the opinion shows.” So extend the courtesy back or start calling out your own hucksters.

libfreeordie on April 30, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Few on here defend any of the clowns you mention.

kcewa on April 30, 2014 at 5:07 PM

It’s like Orwell had a Crystal Ball…

the_nile on April 30, 2014 at 5:00 PM

LOLZ

MichaelGabriel on April 30, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Omnia animalia paria sunt! (Alia tamen sunt aliis pariora.)

Tzetzes on April 30, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Theory:

This is what she was taught in public school by a unionized teacher.

BobMbx on April 30, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Hence Core Curriculum. Do you REALIZE how hard it is for leftist teachers to make this shyt up?

WryTrvllr on April 30, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Premeditated Stupidity

PolAgnostic on April 30, 2014 at 4:53 PM

lol…not sure how that’s possible. But it is stupidity.

kcewa on April 30, 2014 at 5:09 PM

WRONG AGAIN MSLSD:

And written by a …..Orwell, a democratic socialist:

Animal Farm is an allegorical and dystopian novel by George Orwell, published in England on 17 August 1945. According to Orwell, the book reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalin era in the Soviet Union.[1] Orwell, a democratic socialist,[2] was an outspoken critic of Joseph Stalin and, especially after experiences with the NKVD and the Spanish Civil War, he was actively opposed to the controversial ideology of Stalinism.[3] The Soviet Union, he believed, had become a brutal dictatorship, built upon a cult of personality and enforced by a reign of terror. In a letter to Yvonne Davet, Orwell described Animal Farm as a satirical tale against Stalin “un conte satirique contre Staline”,[4] and in his essay “Why I Write” (1946), he wrote that Animal Farm was the first book in which he had tried, with full consciousness of what he was doing, “to fuse political purpose and artistic purpose into one whole”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_Farm

canopfor on April 30, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Proof once again of the intellectually bankrupt Left. This is a woman who doesn’t read a book unless brightly colored pictures are included. BTW, do you thin MSNBC pays her the same they pay the custodian who cleans up after her? And does she care?

stop2think on April 30, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Somebody tape her mouth shut and get her back on the stripper pole.

Maddie on April 30, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Dumb as a brick. That’s the only description I think fits Krystal Ball. (By the way, what a name. Said Major Major)

MTF on April 30, 2014 at 4:49 PM

…I would go with ‘Bag of Hair’..but that’s just me.

She’s plainly just reading something some one else wrote…seriously, she’s ranking out National Review and the Wall Street Journal defending some French jackass that’s going to make a mint off of his book that takes a pathetic shot at capitalism??

Krystal Ball??? Really???

BigWyo on April 30, 2014 at 5:10 PM

OK, I can understand you being a conservative. But how can you be a conservative who watches Fox and not recognize that this segment is a take on a genre; a genre founded by the “opinion hosts” on Fox News. You know, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck. People who said all kinds of wacky things and the response from the right was “they aren’t news, they are the opinion shows.” So extend the courtesy back or start calling out your own hucksters.

libfreeordie on April 30, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Gives us an example of similar stupidity from fox.

the_nile on April 30, 2014 at 5:11 PM

So,…the LeftyInfoNabe Scrotched up a Faaaar Lefty Viewpointy!!

Awseome it ain’t!!!

canopfor on April 30, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Krystal Ball, your stripper pole awaits you.

Bitter Clinger on April 30, 2014 at 4:44 PM

This one is at least in the running for THREAD WINNER.

ToddPA on April 30, 2014 at 4:57 PM

It was excellent, but think about it. She’d start screaming at the guy flashing a $20

WryTrvllr on April 30, 2014 at 5:12 PM

OK, I can understand you being a conservative. But how can you be a conservative who watches Fox and not recognize that this segment is a take on a genre; a genre founded by the “opinion hosts” on Fox News. You know, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck. People who said all kinds of wacky things and the response from the right was “they aren’t news, they are the opinion shows.” So extend the courtesy back or start calling out your own hucksters.

libfreeordie on April 30, 2014 at 5:03 PM

I think you’ve got it. And that wasn’t Krystal Ball delivering that report, it was John Stewart. And that wasn’t MSNBC, that was The Onion. And this wasn’t during prime time cable, it was a late night show.

Why didn’t we see this before you pointed it out to us? It’s satire, so it can be a dumb and as stupid and as devoid of historical or literary facts as it needs be.

You’re one of the smarter progressive-Marxists I’ve ever known.

Walter L. Newton on April 30, 2014 at 5:13 PM

…on the other hand, I do admire her ability to control her natural instinct to add “Oh My God!!” at the end of each sentence….

BigWyo on April 30, 2014 at 5:13 PM

She has all the physical attributes and intellect to go far in the porn industry.

Things need to go into her mouth so fewer things can emanate from it.

Augustinian on April 30, 2014 at 5:14 PM

canopfor on April 30, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Strange , MSNBC mews readers used to manage to read from wikipedia live.

the_nile on April 30, 2014 at 5:14 PM

So extend the courtesy back or start calling out your own hucksters.

libfreeordie on April 30, 2014 at 5:03 PM

libfreeordie:


So, you leftys hi-jack everything Righty,…then B*stardize it and DeBauch
it,

…….got it!!!

canopfor on April 30, 2014 at 5:15 PM

ROFLMAO

It didn’t take long for wikipedia to update her page.

On April 29, 2014, Ball was quoted as saying that the George Orwell book, Animal Farm, was about Capitalism, but everyone with even room temperature IQ knows this is not the case. Animal Farm is about the Soviet Union and the danger of allowing the fascist Progressives to seize power. [18]

Krystal must have been a student in one of brainfree’s classes.

HumpBot Salvation on April 30, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Is she aware that most of the world studied this in school and knows that she is nuts?

Cindy Munford on April 30, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Krystal Ball??? Really???

BigWyo on April 30, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Krystal Ball, meet Heath Peacock.

ToddPA on April 30, 2014 at 5:17 PM

So we can add illiterate to the PMSNBC staff skills list.

dentarthurdent on April 30, 2014 at 5:18 PM

STOP the G-dam auto-play!!!

dentarthurdent on April 30, 2014 at 5:18 PM

So extend the courtesy back or start calling out your own hucksters.

libfreeordie on April 30, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Walter Cronkite, Barbara Walters, Dan Rather, Peter Jennings, Unibrow, etc, etc, etc.

WryTrvllr on April 30, 2014 at 5:19 PM

No animal shall drink alcohol … to excess.

DJ Rick on April 30, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Orwell would have loved these idiots at MSNBC.

oldennis on April 30, 2014 at 5:20 PM

But but but my name is Krystal Ball and I know it all. Cuz my J-School Prof said so, totally true, totally. For sure for sure my J-School Prof told me I would get a job on MSNBC, I am totally the real thing, and beautiful and smart and successful and because my J-School prof told me…I am better than Zoolander cuz my J-School prof told me..

Goodie on April 30, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Krystal must have been a student in one of brainfree’s classes.

HumpBot Salvation on April 30, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Nope – couldn’t be.
I can only see one way this bimbo could have passed ANY college level course – and that method would not have worked for her with libfreetard.

dentarthurdent on April 30, 2014 at 5:21 PM

So extend the courtesy back or start calling out your own hucksters.

libfreeordie on April 30, 2014 at 5:03 PM

libfreeordie:

I call them out nearly every day.

Let’s see, there’s Morning Joe….Karl (turd) Rove,
Mike Air guitar Huckabee….

ToddPA on April 30, 2014 at 5:22 PM

You’re one of the smarter progressive-Marxists I’ve ever known.

Walter L. Newton on April 30, 2014 at 5:13 PM

To be fair to libfreeordie, the Marx brothers are much more fun than the Koch brothers. No comparison.

the_nile on April 30, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Goodie on April 30, 2014 at 5:20 PM

You forgot…

“And then he dumped me for a freshman.”

WryTrvllr on April 30, 2014 at 5:23 PM

canopfor on April 30, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Strange , MSNBC mews readers used to manage to read from wikipedia live.

the_nile on April 30, 2014 at 5:14 PM

the_nile:

Good point, accept they would lie on [Orwell, a democratic socialist]
and substitute (Mitt Romney Republican Conservative)!:)

canopfor on April 30, 2014 at 5:24 PM

“Animal Farm” was about Political Inequality as in some Pigs, like the Barack Pig and the Moochele Pig and the Nancy Pig and the Harry Pig are so much more equal.

VorDaj on April 30, 2014 at 5:27 PM

libfreeordie on April 30, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Gives us an example of similar stupidity from fox.

the_nile on April 30, 2014 at 5:11 PM

We are still waiting :)

burrata on April 30, 2014 at 5:27 PM

Good God, what an airhead!

bernzright777 on April 30, 2014 at 5:28 PM

kcewa on April 30, 2014 at 5:05 PM

I’m not having any luck. This is the first time it’s happened to me since I switched to Firefox with AdBlock.. Very weird.

Cindy Munford on April 30, 2014 at 5:28 PM

But but but my name is Krystal Ball and I know it all. Cuz my J-School Prof said so, totally true, totally. For sure for sure my J-School Prof told me I would get a job on MSNBC, I am totally the real thing, and beautiful and smart and successful and because my J-School prof told me…I am better than Zoolander cuz my J-School prof told me..

Goodie on April 30, 2014 at 5:20 PM

I wonder what position she was in as the Prof told her these things – and is there video?

dentarthurdent on April 30, 2014 at 5:31 PM

OK, I can understand you being a conservative. But how can you be a conservative who watches Fox and not recognize that this segment is a take on a genre; a genre founded by the “opinion hosts” on Fox News. You know, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck. People who said all kinds of wacky things and the response from the right was “they aren’t news, they are the opinion shows.” So extend the courtesy back or start calling out your own hucksters.

libfreeordie on April 30, 2014 at 5:03 PM

The time-honored “you guyz doit tooo!! No fair!!! You canna complain because Roolz!” defense, otherwise known as the “Shut up, she explained” maneuver.

How about you comment on the intellectual dishonesty of THIS silly bouncing Ball?
You can bring up the next intellectually dishonest thing Bill O’Reilly says (and he does it all the time, the puke) and we’ll all pigpile on him at THAT time, mkay?

What marxist Proglodyte racists like yourself have failed to identify is that conservatives really do NOT reflexively defend ever single derpspeaker out there who has a Republican identifier.

Of course, we still defend their right to say stupid things; that includes YOUR right to speak foolishly, as well, so…you know. We’d love to hear you speak on topic, if you can.

Dolce Far Niente on April 30, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Thus demonstrating that Krystal Ball has never read Animal Farm…

JohnGalt23 on April 30, 2014 at 5:33 PM

kcewa on April 30, 2014 at 5:05 PM

I’m not having any luck. This is the first time it’s happened to me since I switched to Firefox with AdBlock.. Very weird.

Cindy Munford on April 30, 2014 at 5:28 PM

I’ve got Adblocker Plus at home, and it works well.
But here at work we just have IE, and I can’t do anything with the software – so the g-dam auto-play restarts EVERY time the page updates.

dentarthurdent on April 30, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Thus demonstrating that Krystal Ball has never read Animal Farm…

JohnGalt23 on April 30, 2014 at 5:33 PM

She “tested” out of that class requirement…..

dentarthurdent on April 30, 2014 at 5:35 PM

No animal shall drink alcohol … to excess.

DJ Rick on April 30, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Well, that rules out Matthews and Sharpton…

JohnGalt23 on April 30, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Ignorant f***wit…

jimver on April 30, 2014 at 5:36 PM

I’m not having any luck. This is the first time it’s happened to me since I switched to Firefox with AdBlock.. Very weird.

Cindy Munford on April 30, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Ad-block doesn’t stop auto play on Flash videos. You have to disable it as per the links I posted or use another program – like flashblock.

kcewa on April 30, 2014 at 5:37 PM

You troglodytes need to learn to deal in FACTS!! Like FICTION!!

Wait, something went wrong between the first and second sentences…

Is there anything funnier than condescension from a fool?

You know what really needed to come after that ‘explanation’ from Krystal Ball?

Gilda Radner saying, “Nevermind.”

There Goes the Neighborhood on April 30, 2014 at 5:38 PM

dentarthurdent on April 30, 2014 at 5:33 PM

You have to disable it for flash.

For Firefox:
1. Type about:config in the browser
2. Search for plugins.click_to_play and toggle that to trur
3. Search for plugin.state.flash and set that to 1

For IE, chrome, safari

This way you will see a message asking if you want to activate videos.
http://internet.wonderhowto.com/how-to/disable-annoying-autoplay-media-chrome-firefox-safari-and-internet-explorer-0139641/

kcewa on April 30, 2014 at 5:39 PM

She wants to being 94% tax rates?

BushyGreen on April 30, 2014 at 5:41 PM

kcewa on April 30, 2014 at 5:37 PM

I know, I did all those things but it doesn’t work. I don’t know if it is the stupid Windows 8 or what. It also won’t keep my Hot Air password even though it says it is saved. Drives me nuts.

Cindy Munford on April 30, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Is she aware that most of the world studied this in school and knows that she is nuts?

Cindy Munford on April 30, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Don’t be so sure that this is not the spin they put on orwell currently in the academia…I once heard the exact same thing from an idiot grad student (veeeery far left), that Orwell’s writings are actually a very subtle critique of capitalism :)…knowing what an idiot he was, and how incapable of a single original thought, I had to assume that he heard that in class somwhere and he went on with the groupthink, just regurgitating it…

jimver on April 30, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Next on MSNBC…

Nineteen Eighty Four is about the virtues of a single payer universal health care system.

Fahrenheit 451 is a treatise on amnesty for illegal immigrants and the need for Common Core math curriculum.

Left Coast Right Mind on April 30, 2014 at 5:46 PM

kcewa on April 30, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Can’t do that stuff with systems and software under IT control.

dentarthurdent on April 30, 2014 at 5:47 PM

OK, I can understand you being a conservative. But how can you be a conservative who watches Fox and not recognize that this segment is a take on a genre; a genre founded by the “opinion hosts” on Fox News. You know, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck. People who said all kinds of wacky things and the response from the right was “they aren’t news, they are the opinion shows.” So extend the courtesy back or start calling out your own hucksters.

libfreeordie on April 30, 2014 at 5:03 PM

I have a Constitutional right to make fun of people who say incredibly stupid things while calling other people stupid and crazy. It’s listed right there under the “Pursuit of Happiness.”

(Yes, I know what’s wrong with the statement above. Does liverfreedy?)

There Goes the Neighborhood on April 30, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Is she aware that most of the world studied this in school and knows that she is nuts?

Cindy Munford on April 30, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Cindy Munford: Chuckle,..haha,..whats to add!:)

canopfor on April 30, 2014 at 5:50 PM

I think that the teleprompter told her to say that, she didn’t seem to have any recognition that what she was saying was wrong. I am going to bet she never read it.

Fleuries on April 30, 2014 at 4:51 PM

To be fair, she may have looked at how long the book was and decided it would take too many years to read it.

There Goes the Neighborhood on April 30, 2014 at 5:51 PM

(Yes, I know what’s wrong with the statement above. Does liverfreedy?)

There Goes the Neighborhood on April 30, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Probably not, but neither does Rolling Stone magazine.

Left Coast Right Mind on April 30, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Don’t be so sure that this is not the spin they put on orwell currently in the academia…I once heard the exact same thing from an idiot grad student (veeeery far left), that Orwell’s writings are actually a very subtle critique of capitalism :)…knowing what an idiot he was, and how incapable of a single original thought, I had to assume that he heard that in class somwhere and he went on with the groupthink, just regurgitating it…

jimver on April 30, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Orwell was a socialist. But he was more concerned with totalitarianism than the capitalism that existed in social democrat England.

But he did have problem with capitalism. That’s a fact.

Walter L. Newton on April 30, 2014 at 5:52 PM

If you think about it, Green Eggs and Ham is a cautionary tale about sodium and trans fats.

Mr. Wednesday Night on April 30, 2014 at 5:52 PM

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