Quote of the Day, Epistemic Closure On The Left Watch edition.

Kevin Williamson, in the course of spanking Yahoo News for not looking up National Review’s long-standing opinion on pot*, finishes up with a nice pit of Parthian snark:

Likewise, there are those who apparently are surprised that in the case of homosexuals vs. Russians who wish to put them into ovens, Glenn Beck has taken the side of the homosexuals. If that is surprising to you, you really need to get out more.



So, why don’t we have something similar for defecting *liberals*?

Three things about this National Review Form Letter For Defecting Conservatives:

  1. It’s funny.
  2. It’s cynical.
  3. Speaking as somebody who came over to conservatism, it would have been spiffy if there had been an equivalent to the kind of support mechanism and/or pander-o-rama that the Establishment Media offers to defecting conservatives.



Much as I hate to disagree with Jonah Goldberg…

…and I do hate to disagree with Jonah – still, I feel compelled to note the following with regard to this video:

  1. Olivet Nazarene University is a dry school. A seriously dry school.
  2. The students in that video made no attempt to hide their location. Or their names.
  3. No actual drinking took place in that video.
  4. I think that we can also assume that there were multiple takes for most of those shots.
  5. In other words, this was five college students making a movie. With a soundtrack. Probably a script. Definitely a tripod – those weren’t hand-held camera shots. I’ve been playing with video footage myself lately, and it’s not easy.
  6. Most importantly, that was an interesting movie. Not the easiest thing in the world to find on YouTube, honestly.

So I think maybe their parents aren’t completely wasting their money.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.

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