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  • Maureen Dowd: Throw the Bums Out: Roger Goodell, Ray Rice and the N.F.L.’s Culture

    09/14/2014 10:13:58 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 13, 2014 | Maureen Dowd
    When Roger Goodell was growing up here, he had the best possible example of moral leadership. His father, a moderate New York Republican appointed by Gov. Nelson Rockefeller to Bobby Kennedy’s Senate seat after the assassination, risked his career to come out against the Vietnam War... The two legacies from his dad, Bryan Curtis wrote in Grantland last year, could well be “a measure of his dad’s idealism, his contrarianism, his stubbornness. And I bet we’d also find a kind of defense mechanism that develops when you see your dad destroyed on a public stage. An instinct that makes you...
  • The Golf Address

    08/24/2014 1:43:29 AM PDT · by jocon307 · 12 replies
    The New York Times (via Twitchy) ^ | 0823/14 | Maureen Dowd
    FORE! Score? And seven trillion rounds ago, our forecaddies brought forth on this continent a new playground, conceived by Robert Trent Jones, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal when it comes to spending as much time on the links as possible — even when it seems totally inappropriate, like moments after making a solemn statement condemning the grisly murder of a 40-year-old American journalist beheaded by ISIL. I know reporters didn’t get a chance to ask questions, but I had to bounce. I had a 1 p.m. tee time at Vineyard Golf Club with Alonzo...
  • The Golf Address [Usually noxious Dowd slams Obama]

    08/23/2014 6:12:40 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 8/23/14 | Maureen Dowd
    FORE! Score? And seven trillion rounds ago, our forecaddies brought forth on this continent a new playground, conceived by Robert Trent Jones, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal when it comes to spending as much time on the links as possible — even when it seems totally inappropriate, like moments after making a solemn statement condemning the grisly murder of a 40-year-old American journalist beheaded by ISIL. I know reporters didn’t get a chance to ask questions, but I had to bounce. I had a 1 p.m. tee time at Vineyard Golf Club with Alonzo...
  • Alone Again, Naturally

    08/19/2014 9:53:34 PM PDT · by Aria · 38 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/20/2014 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON — Affectations can be dangerous, as Gertrude Stein said. When Barack Obama first ran for president, he theatrically cast himself as the man alone on the stage. From his address in Berlin to his acceptance speech in Chicago, he eschewed ornaments and other politicians, conveying the sense that he was above the grubby political scene, unearthly and apart. He began “Dreams From My Father” with a description of his time living on the Upper East Side while he was a student at Columbia, savoring his lone-wolf existence. He was, he wrote, “prone to see other people as unnecessary distractions.”...
  • Maureen Dowd's marijuana-induced freak out

    06/04/2014 2:49:08 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 77 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4 June 2014 Last updated at 12:21 ET | By Anthony Zurcher
    Maureen Dowd travelled to Colorado in January, ate a bit too much of a marijuana-laced chocolate bar and proceeded to have a Valley-of-the-Dolls-style meltdown in her hotel room. Here's how she describes the experience in her Wednesday New York Times column: "I felt a scary shudder go through my body and brain. I barely made it from the desk to the bed, where I lay curled up in a hallucinatory state for the next eight hours. I was thirsty but couldn't move to get water. Or even turn off the lights. I was panting and paranoid, sure that when the...
  • Maureen Dowd’s long, strange trip to Colorado lights up Internet

    06/04/2014 7:28:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 4, 2014 | by Shawn Langlois
    In more cultured circles, Maureen Dowd is known as the Pulitzer Prize–winning author and columnist for the New York Times, who was once named woman of the year by Glamour and is regarded as one of the most influential left-leaning journalists in the country. On Twitter, she’s just another superparanoid stoner with a keyboard. Dowd’s half-baked odyssey began when she flew to Denver to immerse herself in some of the local culture. No, not hitting the slopes or visiting the rifle range. She had designs on getting high. You know, for one of her columns. So she went down to...
  • White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2014: We Do Hot Messes Right

    05/04/2014 7:47:22 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-2-2014 | MOTUS
    Okay, let me just get this out of the way: Another Correspondent’s Dinner, another “off-the-shoulder perfection” for Lady M. Enough said.How do I know why she always looks like such a hot mess at the Correspondents’ Dinner? I guess she’s always had a thing for writers.For his part of the party, Big Guy hired the best comedy writers in the country and all he got in return was polite laughter. Not exactly a great return on investment; butt then, that can be said about everything else America has “invested in” the past five and a half years too.Here’s what People reported...
  • Dear MoDo: Welcome To Your Nightmare.

    05/03/2014 8:38:09 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-3-2014 | MOTUS
    As it turned out MoDo just dropped by the MOTUS Twilight Nocturne Lounge for a quick pre-pre-party cocktail. Here she is at her second stop at the White House Correspondents' Dinner Weekend Pre-Party at the swanky W hotel: MoDo with New Yorker editor David Remnick and Jane Mayer at the pre-party they hosted.I don’t think I’m letting the cat out of the bag by saying that MoDo’s facial regrading turned out quite well; indeed, she certainly doesn’t look 62 now, like she did when she was 55! Cheek lift, check, brow lift, check, eye lift, check, lips straightened around and...
  • Is Barry Whiffing?

    04/30/2014 8:21:17 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 48 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 29, 2014 | Maureen Dowd
    Stop whining, Mr. President. And stop whiffing. Don’t whinge off the record with columnists and definitely don’t do it at a press conference with another world leader. It is disorienting to everybody, here at home and around the world. I empathize with you about being thin-skinned. When you hate being criticized, it’s hard to take a giant steaming plate of “you stink” every day, coming from all sides. But you convey the sense that any difference on substance is lčse-majesté. You simply proclaim what you believe as though you know it to be absolutely true, hoping we recognize the truth...
  • Is Maureen Dowd Obsolete?

    12/27/2013 12:20:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | December 27, 2013 | Fred Reed
    “Without men, civilization would last until the oil needed changing.” —Federicius Aurelius Superomnem, 345 BC Oh god, oh god. Death, taxes, migraine, sinus drainage, beriberi, and Maureen Dowd, the resentment columnist at The New York Times. On the Web I find her at some feminist bitch-in called “Are Men Obsolete?” She has this to say to men: So now that women don’t need men to reproduce and refinance, the question is, will we keep you around? And the answer is, ‘You know we need you in the way we need ice cream — you’ll be more ornamental.’ I was delighted...
  • Maureen and her very 'exhausted' Barry! (even Ms. Dowd can't take it anymore)

    09/09/2013 7:54:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/09/2013 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    You know that President Obama is swimming up stream when Maureen Dowd writes this: "The president looked exhausted as he met the press in St. Petersburg on Friday. The man elected because of his magical powers of persuasion had failed to persuade other world leaders at dinner the night before about a strike on Syria.     He said he had told his fellow leaders, "I was elected to end wars and not start them."   But in life, and especially in Washington, people sometimes end up becoming what they start out scorning." Isn't that the truth?  How did we get here?  How...
  • Maureen Dowd attributes misquote to 'noisy' coffee shop

    08/25/2013 5:56:21 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | August 21, 2013 | Dylan Byers
    In her column, Dowd quoted de Blasio's wife Chirlane McCray as saying that mayoral challenger Christine Quinn was "not accessible ... She's not the kind of person I feel I can go up to and talk to about issues like taking care of children at a young age and paid sick leave." Quinn used this slight to accuse the de Blasio campaign of faulting her for being a childless lesbian. In fact, audio of the full quote, which was subsequently released by de Blasio's campaign, shows that McCray's marks may have been far more tame. The Times has since issued...
  • Madam President (Barfaholic Maureen Dowdy's Most Barf-Inducing Quote Ever)

    08/11/2013 6:57:42 AM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 10, 2013 | Maureen Dowd
    PRESIDENT OBAMA proved himself a great segue artist Friday, as he smoothly glided from his previously unassailable position on the matter of surveillance to his new unassailable position on the matter of surveillance. There is no moral high ground that he does not seek to occupy. As with drones and gay marriage, he seems peeved that we were insufficiently patient with his own private study of the matter. Why won’t the country agree to entrust itself to his fine mind? Yet while Barry is in the thick of it, the air is thick with Hillary. From the sidelines, she is...
  • When Myths Collide in the Capital

    05/12/2013 10:43:01 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 5/11/2013 | MAUREEN DOWD
    THE capital is in the throes of déjŕ vu and preview as it plunges back into Clinton Rules, defined by a presidential aide on the hit ABC show “Scandal” as damage control that goes like this: “It’s not true, it’s not true, it’s not true, it’s old news.” The conservatives appearing on Benghazi-obsessed Fox News are a damage patrol with an approach that goes like this: “Lies, paranoia, subpoena, impeach, Watergate, Iran-contra.” (Though now that the I.R.S. has confessed to targeting Tea Party groups, maybe some of the paranoia is justified.) Welcome to a glorious spring weekend of accusation and...
  • Dowd bashes Obama: 'He still has not learned how to govern'

    04/21/2013 5:52:15 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    Dowd bashes Obama: 'He still has not learned how to govern' By DONOVAN SLACK | 4/21/13 12:49 PM EDT The New York Times' Maureen Dowd ripped President Obama for failing to do enough on gun-control and said he "still has not learned how to govern." "President Obama has watched the blood-dimmed tide drowning the ceremony of innocence, as Yeats wrote, and he has learned how to emotionally connect with Americans in searing moments, as he did from the White House late Friday night after the second bombing suspect was apprehended in Boston," she writes in a column published Sunday. "Unfortunately,...
  • Senator slips up: ‘You’re not going to disenfranchise the NRA overnight’

    04/16/2013 5:54:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Biz Pac ^ | 4/16/13 | Joe Saunders
    It’s not often that the confiscation crowd is nakedly honest, but when they think they’re just preaching to the choir, they might forget the heathens are listening, too. That was the case in Sunday’s New York Times column by Maureen Dowd when Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy blurted out the real goal of the gun grabbers: Getting weapons out of your hands means getting the vote out of your hands, too. “You’re not going to disenfranchise the NRA overnight,” Murphy told Dowd. “Disenfranchise.” This isn’t the usual, misty-eyed “if it will save one life” claptrap; and the speaker isn’t some unshaven...
  • The ‘Vigilance’ Vigilantes - The tolerance enforcers will not tolerate dissent. (Mark Steyn)

    04/05/2013 11:03:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 58 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 5, 2013 | Mark Steyn
    He who controls the language shapes the debate: In the same week the Associated Press announced that it would no longer describe illegal immigrants as “illegal immigrants,” the star columnist of the New York Times fretted that the Supreme Court seemed to have misplaced the style book on another fashionable minority. “I am worried,” wrote Maureen Dowd, “about how the justices can properly debate same-sex marriage when some don’t even seem to realize that most Americans use the word ‘gay’ now instead of ‘homosexual.’” She quoted her friend Max Mutchnick, creator of Will & Grace: “Scalia uses the word ‘homosexual’...
  • Maureen Dowd: The Oscar for Best Fabrication

    02/17/2013 8:57:24 PM PST · by seanmerc · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | 16 Feb 2013 | Maureen Dowd
    I SAW “Argo” with Jerry Rafshoon, who was a top aide to President Carter during the Iranian hostage crisis, when six Americans escaped and were given sanctuary for three months by courageous Canadian diplomats. We were watching a scene where a C.I.A. guy can’t get through to Hamilton Jordan, Carter’s chief of staff, to sign off on plane tickets for the escaping hostages, so he pretends to be calling from the school where Jordan’s kids go. “Hamilton wasn’t married then and didn’t have any kids,” Jerry whispered, inflaming my pet peeve about filmmakers who make up facts in stories about...
  • Why is Identity Politics Evil? Maureen Dowd: "Mitt Romney is the president of white male America."

    11/20/2012 12:46:21 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    PJ Lifestyle ^ | November 18, 2012 | Robert Wargas
    It is understandable that those of us who voted against Barack Obama, the Community Disorganizer, should be upset over his triumph. Like Joe Biden reading an Umberto Eco novel, we cannot help but feel rather listless and disoriented these days. Feelings of vulnerability can very easily transmogrify into anger, so one must never lose one’s sense of humor; apropos, I draw your attention to the New York Times of November 10, in which Maureen Dowd reflects on Mitt Romney’s loss: “Team Romney has every reason to be shellshocked. Its candidate, after all, resoundingly won the election of the country he...
  • Of Mad Men, Mad Women and Meat Loaf

    10/28/2012 10:27:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/28/2012 | Maureen Dowd
    MY sister, who was a secretary in the “Mad Men” era, is not worried that Republicans want to drag us back to being secretaries in the “Mad Men” era, as Tina Fey suggests. Peggy is that most sought-after creature, an undecided woman who is a swing voter. She started as a blond concrete block in President Obama’s female firewall, but like many other women, is now pondering divorcing him for the man who looks and darn well talks like a ’50s sitcom dad. She does not believe the economy is getting better, and she trusts Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan...
  • Maureen Dowd Fantasy: 'President' Jed Bartlet Advises Obama to Call Romney a Liar in Next Debate

    10/07/2012 9:54:27 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 7, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    One of the reasons why liberals were so shocked by President Obama's disastrous performance in last Wednesday's presidential debate is that it ran completely counter to what they expected based on one of their most important fictional experiences. And that fictional experience was when "President" Jed Bartlet wiped the floor of his Republican challenger Ritchie ("richie" get it?) during a "West Wing" debate episode. You can see Bartlet destroying Ritchie as completely scripted by Aaron Sorkin in his liberal fantasy below the fold. Since that fictitious debate has served as a liberal reference point as to how debates between a...
  • Complicity in Duplicity? (Even Maureen Dowd begins to recognize the White House's dishonesty)

    10/03/2012 1:34:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/03/2012 | Maureen Dowd
    A woman named Rice in a top administration job, ambitious to move up to secretary of state, hitting the Sunday talk shows to aggressively promote a Middle East narrative that’s good for the president but destined to crumble under scrutiny. Accusations that intelligence on Al Qaeda links in the Middle East was cherry-picked by American officials to create a convenient reality. A national security apparatus that becomes enmeshed with the political image-making machine. Sound familiar? Last time it was Condoleezza Rice helping her war-obsessed bosses spin their deceptive web, as they recklessly tried to re-engineer the Middle East. This time...
  • Maureen Dowd meets anti-Semitism charge

    09/16/2012 5:35:24 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 73 replies
    Maureen Dowd meets anti-Semitism charge By DYLAN BYERS | 9/16/12 6:42 PM EDT New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd set the Jewish political community on fire today with a column about the Republican ticket's foreign policy proposals that, according to her critics, peddled anti-Semitic imagery. Dowd fairly observed that neither Mitt Romney nor Paul Ryan are experts in the field of foreign policy, but asserted their strategy was orchestrated by a "neocon puppet master" who was leading the neocon effort to "slither back" into power. Such language, to say nothing of the questionable legitimacy of her claims, struck experts on...
  • Cruel Conservatives Throw a Masquerade Ball (barf alert)

    09/03/2012 4:57:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 1, 2012 | Maureen Dowd
    MESSAGE: They care. Republicans care deeply. They really do. They care deeply about making us think that they care deeply. That’s why they knocked themselves out producing a convention that was a colossal hoax.
  • Correspondence and collusion between the New York Times and the CIA

    08/30/2012 11:11:19 AM PDT · by Theoria · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 29 Aug 2012 | Glenn Greenwald
    Mark Mazzetti's emails with the CIA expose the degradation of journalism that has lost the imperative to be a check to power The rightwing transparency group, Judicial Watch, released Tuesday a new batch of documents showing how eagerly the Obama administration shoveled information to Hollywood film-makers about the Bin Laden raid. Obama officials did so to enable the production of a politically beneficial pre-election film about that "heroic" killing, even as administration lawyers insisted to federal courts and media outlets that no disclosure was permissible because the raid was classified.Thanks to prior disclosures from Judicial Watch of documents it obtained...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains ‘4 to 5 inch Stack’ of ‘Overlooked’ CIA Records Detailing Meetings with bin

    08/28/2012 9:29:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 28, 2012
    Full title: Judicial Watch Obtains ‘4 to 5 inch Stack’ of ‘Overlooked’ CIA Records Detailing Meetings with bin Laden Filmmakers Obama Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications: Obama White House ‘trying to have visibility into the UBL (Usama bin Laden) projects.’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Department of Defense (DOD) regarding meetings and communications between government agencies and Kathryn Bigelow, the Academy Award-winning director of The Hurt Locker, and screenwriter Mark Boal in preparation for their film Zero Dark Thirty, which details the capture...
  • I Can't Take It Anymore (Dowd alert!)

    09/08/2001 5:22:08 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 55 replies · 155+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 09/09/2001 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON If you thought it would be hard for TV to top the Summer of the Insatiable Sharks, Ravenous Bears, Killer Bees and Stampeding Lizzie Grubman, you were wrong. Two networks are racing to air prime-time specials this fall featuring mediums interviewing dead celebrities. As Lisa de Moraes reported in The Washington Post, NBC and ABC are both doing such shows for fall sweeps. "The November of the Chatting Dead," she dryly calls it. In a culture so besotted with celebrity, we were bound to run out of upright luminaries to interview. I may tune in if the mediums manage ...
  • NYT's Maureen Dowd: 'Hysterical' Paul Ryan's Moderate Mien Hides 'Full-Tilt Virulence'

    08/20/2012 1:37:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 2012 | Clay Waters
    Maureen Dowd really, really dislikes Paul Ryan, resenting even the man's moderate demeanor for hiding what she is sure is "full-tilt virulence." Her Sunday column for the New York Times, "Beware a Beautiful Calm," not only extensively quotes that well-known political commentator Tom Morello (of the left-wing rock band Rage Against the Machine, which hasn't released a studio album since the year 2000), but diagnosed Ryan as psychologically "hysterical." What happens when you realize you are the machine you’re raging against? Tom Morello, the Grammy-winning, Harvard-educated guitarist for the metal rap band Rage Against the Machine, punctured Paul Ryan’s pretensions...
  • Is Pleasure a Sin? (MoDo: The Catholic Church's War On Women)

    06/06/2012 7:16:07 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 32 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 5, 2012 | MAUREEN DOWD
    It’s hard to say what is weirder: A Sister of Mercy writing about the Kama Sutra, sexual desire and “our yearnings for pleasure.” Or the Vatican getting so hot and bothered about the academic treatise on sexuality that the pope censures it, causing it to shoot from obscurity to the top tier of Amazon.com’s best-seller list six years after it was published. Just the latest chapter in the Vatican’s thuggish crusade to push American nuns — and all Catholic women — back into moldy subservience. Even for a church that moves glacially, this was classic. “Just Love: a Framework for...
  • Dreaming of a Superhero - Even Maureen Dowd has turned against Obama

    06/02/2012 10:07:51 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 41 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 6/2/2012 | Maureen Dowd
    ON Friday night, the nation’s capital was under a tornado watch. And that was the best thing that happened to the White House all week. As the president was being slapped by Mitt Romney for being too weak on national security, he was being rapped by a Times editorial for being too aggressive on national security. A Times article by Jo Becker and Scott Shane revealed that the liberal law professor who campaigned against torture and the Iraq war now personally makes the final decisions on the “kill list,” targets for drone strikes. “A unilateral campaign of death is untenable,”...
  • The Sebelius and Dowd Heresy

    06/02/2012 2:33:27 AM PDT · by rhema · 25 replies
    Real Clear Religion ^ | 6/1/12 | Father Robert Barron
    Last week, two prominent Catholic women -- Kathleen Sebelius in an address to the graduates of Georgetown University's public policy school, and Maureen Dowd in a column published in the New York Times -- delivered strong statements about the Church's role in civil society. Dowd's column was more or less a screed, while Sebelius's address was relatively measured in tone. Yet both were marked by some pretty fundamental misunderstandings, which have, sadly, become widespread. Echoing an army of commentators from the last fifty years, Dowd exults in James Joyce's characterization of the Catholic Church (drawn, it appears, from the pages...
  • Maureen Dowd: Fight really about controlling women, not birth

    05/28/2012 5:02:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Contra Costa Times / The New York Times ^ | May 28, 2012 | Maureen Dowd
    Your parents spill a few secrets as they get older. One night at dinner with my mom, I ventured that the rhythm method had worked well for her, given that there were six years between my sister Peggy and my brother Kevin, and six more between Kevin and me. She arched an eyebrow. "Well, sometimes your father used something," she said. My parents were the most devout Catholics I've ever known. But my dad came from a family of 16 in County Clare in Ireland, and my mom's mother came from a family of 13 in County Mayo. So they...
  • Maureen Dowd Is an Idiot

    04/30/2012 10:29:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Real Clear Religion ^ | 04/30/2012 | Rod Dreher
    I don't even know why I bother doing this, but here I go again: The New York Times has once again distinguished itself with perfectly idiotic staff commentary about the controversy between the Vatican and radical American nuns. Honestly, Maureen Dowd writing about anything having to do with religion is about like me writing about the storm and stress of the PGA Tour. In her column, she recycles every tired cliche about the Mean Old Men of the Vatican picking on the Poor, Defenseless Church Ladies. Even though the Vatican report is publicly available information, Dowd never once mentions the...
  • Maureen Dowd Blows Her Cool

    04/14/2012 10:01:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 91 replies
    Townhhall.com ^ | April 14, 2012 | Brian Birdnow
    Maureen Dowd is a woman of many talents. She is, of course, a New York Times featured columnist, a Pulitzer Prize winning commentator, and the liberals acknowledged Queen of Snark. Ms. Dowd has also completely blown a gasket, if her column of last week (April 5th) is any indication of her psychological-emotional state. In her column of last week entitled, Men In Black, Maureen employs language and phraseology that her fellow liberals would quickly label “hate speech” if it were uttered by their foes. Ms. Dowd assails the Supreme Court in the most personal and vitriolic terms for their...
  • Black robes can't hide the truth

    04/04/2012 6:24:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 106 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | April 3, 2012 | By MAUREEN DOWD
    WASHINGTON — How dare President Barack Obama brush back the Supreme Court like that? Has this former constitutional law instructor no respect for our venerable system of checks and balances? Nah. And why should he? This court, cosseted behind white marble pillars, out of reach of TV, accountable to no one once they give the last word, is well on its way to becoming the one of the most divisive in modern U.S. history. It has squandered even the semi-illusion that it is the unbiased, honest guardian of the Constitution. It is run by hacks dressed up in black robes....
  • Scarborough: Dowd, Times 'play' SCOTUS

    04/04/2012 10:12:04 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 04-04-12 | Dylan Byers
    MSNBC's Joe Scarborough today suggested that Maureen Dowd's new column about the Supreme Court -- which, she argues, "is well on its way to becoming one of the most divisive in modern American history" -- was an attempt by the New York Times to 'play' Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and influence his ruling on the health care law. "It's over the top, so much so that you sense [the New York Times] is playing Anthony Kennedy... because they know Anthony Kennedy is scared to death of the New York Times editorial page." "It's amazing that you would have a...
  • Maureen Dowd: Is Elvis a Mormon?

    03/18/2012 1:01:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 17, 2012 | Maureen Dowd
    TRUST Mitt Romney to be on top of the latest trend of the superrich: the trophy basement. On Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported on the new fashion to look low-key on the outside while digging deep for opulence — carving out subterranean spaces for Turkish baths, Italianate spas, movie theaters, skateboarding ramps, squash courts, discos and golf-simulation centers. The Journal reported that Romney has filed an application to replace his single-story 3,000-square-foot beach house in La Jolla, Calif., with a 7,400-square-foot home featuring an additional 3,600 square feet of finished underground space. It’s a metaphor alert, reinforcing the two...
  • Cain Not Able (Maureen Dowd says Herman Cain looks guilty)

    11/02/2011 7:29:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 11/02/2011 | Marueen Dowd (BARF)
    We have the starchy guy — tall, handsome, intelligent and rich, with a baronial estate — who’s hard to warm up to. And we have the spontaneous guy, who’s charming and easy to warm up to — until it turns out that he has an unsavory pattern with young women and a suspect relationship with facts. It’s the Republican primary. Or “Pride and Prejudice.” Take your pick. It is a truth universally acknowledged that it’s not the scandal that kills you; it’s the cover-up. Herman Cain has added a corollary: It’s not the cover-up that kills you; it’s the cascade...
  • Snobbery 101: Back to Those Old College Grades (Maureen Dowd wants Perry's grades, but not Obama's)

    09/19/2011 9:08:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/19/2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Maureen Dowd, channelling a new liberal narrative, argues that at least Romney is not an anti-intellectual dunce like Rick Perry, and to prove her point, she returns to Perry’s college transcripts. To the coastal elite, college grades are always proof of intelligence and legitimacy: “Studying to be a veterinarian, he stumbled on chemistry and made a D one semester and an F in another. “Four semesters of organic chemistry made a pilot out of me,” said Perry, who went on to join the Air Force. “His other D’s,” Richard Oppel wrote in The Times, “included courses in the principles of...
  • Ivory Tower Hate

    09/12/2011 3:11:07 PM PDT · by Shout Bits · 11 replies
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 09/12/2011 | Shout Bits
    Princeton Professor Paul Krugman's ugly New York Times blog on the post 9/11 environment stopped short of accusing Pres. Bush of masterminding the attacks, but it did accuse Bush and his associates of cashing in on the tragedy, of being "fake heroes." If nothing else, the timing was hateful – the very week when the former President was called on to emerge from relative obscurity to lend gravity to the memorial ceremonies. Krugman's hate cannot hold a candle to retired MIT professor, and radical anti-American, Noam Chomsky's article in Al Jazeera. Chomsky goes a step further to condemn the US...
  • One and Done?

    09/04/2011 7:52:30 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    Nrw York Times ^ | 9/3/2011 | MAUREEN DOWD
    ONE day during the 2008 campaign, as Barack Obama read the foreboding news of the mounting economic and military catastrophes that W. was bequeathing his successor, he dryly remarked to aides: “Maybe I should throw the game.” On the razor’s edge of another recession; blocked at every turn by Republicans determined to slice him up at any cost; starting an unexpectedly daunting re-election bid; and puzzling over how to make a prime-time speech about infrastructure and payroll taxes soar, maybe President Obama is wishing that he had thrown the game. The leader who was once a luminescent, inspirational force is...
  • Maureen Dowd: A liberal would never take his own side in an argument

    08/25/2011 4:21:05 AM PDT · by MegaSilver · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 20 August 2011 | Maureen Dowd
    President Obama was on the way to Alpha when a plea came for him to be, well, more alpha.... Let us take today’s lesson from Frost, who deliciously wrote in “The Lesson for Today”: I’m liberal. You, you aristocrat, Won’t know exactly what I mean by that. I mean so altruistically moral I never take my own side in a quarrel.
  • US 'blames Britain' for fake Taliban leader fiasco

    11/25/2010 9:56:33 PM PST · by Cardhu · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Guardian ^ | November 25th 2010 | Richard Norton-Taylor
    US officials have blamed Britain for an embarrassing fiasco in which an impostor met Afghan and Nato officials before it was discovered he was not the Taliban leader they thought he was, according to sources familiar with the incident. It was revealed this week that the man – understood to be a shopkeeper from the Pakistani city of Quetta – was masquerading as Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, the second highest-ranking official in the Taliban. He attended three meetings in Kabul. The New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd reported today that people familiar with the con – as she described it...
  • My Stint As An Editor At The New York Slimes

    01/19/2011 8:34:00 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 6 replies
    www.absolutelynobama.com ^ | Alan Levy and his pal Maureen Dowd
    Do the overhyped and overpaid coulmnists at the New York Times have editors ? Do they have someone who says "Let's back that up with some facts, Krugman" ? Do they have someone to say "Ann Coulter is right! Frank Rich really is a woman trapped in a man's body" ? Most importantly, do they have someone who says "Maureen! You're an opinion journalist, not a middle age cheerleader for the Democrat Party" ? They do now. That person is moi, your Friendly Neighborhood Right Wing Extremist. Below is a column by Maureen Dowd, edited by yours truly. This is...
  • Palin: 'Queen Bee' of GOP 'Mean Girls' Has Message for Times' Dowd (Transcript: Palin & Jenkins)

    10/19/2010 8:46:04 PM PDT · by Clyde5445 · 79 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | Monday, October 18, 2010 | Sarah Palin & Griff Jenkins
    JENKINS: You can hear your fans yelling for you. Did you think it was going to get this big, that this movement was going to have the impact that it has had? PALIN: Absolutely. We know the impact is going to be greater come November 3rd because people then will be focused on the 2012 election and the need then for a more aggressive movement to stop what President Obama is doing to this country when it comes to killing jobs with all the policies that he is so engaged in that make absolutely no sense for America. What I'm...
  • Time to move on, Maureen

    10/17/2010 8:51:32 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 13 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | Genevieve S. Kineke | October 17th, 2010
    - Catholic Exchange - http://catholicexchange.com - Time to move on, MaureenPosted By Genevieve S. Kineke On October 17, 2010 @ 11:02 am In Feminine Genius Blog | 1 Comment Maureen Dowd [1] has brought her cattiness to new heghts (depths?) by snarking away at the women who have succeeded in connecting with a wide swath of American voters. No matter what one’s political stripe, one must acknowledge that there is a down-home connection for many who are weary of high taxes, politicisation of the classroom, and constant barriers thrown in the path of average families. For them, tea party-type candidates...
  • Mean Maureen (It must be hard to be as angry as Maureen Dowd)

    10/17/2010 5:39:16 PM PDT · by WebFocus · 53 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/17/2010 | Dana Perino
    I used to enjoy reading Maureen Dowd. I think she has a way with words and at times she even promotes thinking outside of conventional wisdom. Unfortunately, those columns are few and far between. Reading her column in the Sunday New York Times irritated me. I guess that’s her specialty — irritation. I remember once after I’d left the White House I mentioned one of her columns to a friend and the friend said, “You know, you don’t have to read that stuff any more . . . you graduated.” But I’m a news junkie; I can’t help myself. Kind...
  • Maureen Dowd and Revenge of the Homely Redhead

    10/17/2010 1:58:15 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 65 replies · 2+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10/17/10 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    Maureen Dowd's pen strikes again. The woman who has made a fortune out of cocktail-party cattiness has decided, this week, to aim her eternally-adolescent barbs at attractive Republican women -- the ones making mincemeat out of their feminized Democrat-male opponents. Reading her latest self-revealing scream, I couldn't help feeling sorry for little Maureen, still tormented after all these decades. Likening "mean girl" Republican women -- "Jan, Meg, Carly, Sharron, Linda, Michele, Queen Bee Sarah and sweet wannabe Christine" -- to those who picked on her in high school as "grown-up versions of those teenage tormentors who would steal your boyfriend,...
  • Desperate Dowd: Savior Obama Losing To Rough Beast Of The Right!

    09/19/2010 4:40:26 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine a movie: Maureen Dowd is seen thrashing around on her bed, clearly in the grips of a gruesome nightmare. When she awakes, it is not to relief but to the horrifying discovery that reality is worse than anything her fevered brain had conjured. That is the sense of hopelessness, desperation and depression in which Dowd drowns in her New York Times column of today. The piece is one long lament, as Dowd decries the Dems' fate. Not only are they on the brink of losing--they are losing to opponents who are not merely wrong but "the worst" and "insane."...
  • Going Mad in Herds [MoDo so very, VERY disappointed in us; BARF ALERT!]

    08/22/2010 8:25:35 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/21/10 | Maureen Dowd
    At the Bunch of Grapes bookstore on Martha’s Vineyard, the sojourning President Obama bought a few books, including “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. It was for his daughter, but it may have also conjured a sweet memory for the beleaguered president. Only a couple of years ago, when he was campaigning, Obama inspired comparisons with the noble lawyer Atticus Finch. Now, after flipping about on some hot-button issues, most recently the plan for an Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero, he’s more likely to be painted by disillusioned supporters as Atticus Flinch. The bookstore gave the...