Monday, September 24, 2007

Watching the Corners Turn Corners

The extraordinary thing about Ahmadinejad's visit to NYC is that it somehow distills wingnuttery to its very essence, so that all the wingnuts sound exactly like themselves only more so. Nowhere is this more apparent than at the Corner.

Take Cliff May, for example:

How could Saddam have used chemical weapons against Iranians? Doesn't A'jad know Saddam didn't have WMD? That was just a neo-con lie.
Yes, Cliff is still having trouble with that whole 'linear time' concept, believing (apparently) that all events are simultaneous.

Meanwhile, K-Lo gets huffy:
Ahmadineijad just called what happened on September 11 "a tragedy." Sorry, it was a helluva lot more that that.
Alas, she does not identify the politically correct way to refer to 9/11. "The most tragic tragedy ever"? "The greatest crime ever committed against humanity"? Exactly how much hyperbole is required here? It would be helpful if she told us.

And then there's Jonah Goldberg, reliably sophomoric in his response to Ahmadinejad's claim that "We don't have homosexuals in Iran like in your country":
Yes, but I hear that there's so much toe-tapping in the Turkish toilet stalls it sounds like a Fred Astaire retrospective.
Ever the class clown, never actually funny.

And Jonah again, being the more Jonah than Jonah:
It'd be nice if someone in the audience shouted a Homeresque: "Borrrringg!!!"
Now that's a very serious, thoughtful, argument that has never been made in such detail or with such care.