It is a glorious day at National Review Online.

Cthulhu reference. Also, SMoD. And, well, this:

Cruz is great. Rand Paul is great. Scott Walker is great. Bobby Jindal is great. Rick by-God Perry is great. Jeb Bush . . . was a really, really fine governor. We have primary elections for a reason, and these are some big boys (and girls? What says Governor Martinez? Governor Fallin? Governor Haley? Governor . . . ?) who are more than capable of inflicting upon themselves whatever savage and perverse ritual combat Republican-primary voters demand, with the last man standing demanding of the conclave in Cleveland: “Are you not entertained?”

Should be a hoot.

Personally, I recommend staying frosty when it comes to the primary. After all, every Republican candidate except one will end up losing it; their supporters should probably be prepared for that to happen. Or, conversely: if they’re planning to take their ball and go home if their candidate loses… then they should probably do it now, and avoid the rush.

The Reality-Based Community’s *Having* a Breakdown?

I suppose that Mark Hemingway’s Corner post title is technically possible – but from where I’m sitting the quote-unquote ‘reality-based community’ started their breakdown some time around 12 noon on the Wednesday after Election Day 2002.  They expected to win seats back then, not lose them – and the disconnect between their expectations and objective reality drove many of them quite, quite that.  After almost seven years, you’d think that we’d find another word for that besides ‘breakdown;’ not that I’m a trained mental health professional or anything.

On the other hand, I am an experienced site moderator, and speaking as one of those I’d have to say that Misters Malloy, Carcaterra, and Boehlert are just a touch too inappropriately anticipatory when they talk and write about the supposed upcoming wave of American right-wing violence in general, and almost eager when it comes to their ‘worries’ that the President will be assassinated.  Although if asked, they would all bluster on and on how they’re merely concerned and dreading that potential outrage, of course.

Of course.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.

I’m sorry. Red Dawn shouldn’t be on this list.

I’ve seen Red Dawn more times than I can count when I was a kid, and this is back in the day when that meant watching it on VHS, but ye gods and little fishes! – that movie was awful. I don’t care what NRO thinks.  Personally, I’d add Iron Man to the list, but only because doing so thoroughly mocks the antiwar movement’s ultimately unsuccessful attempt to list cowardice and hypocrisy among the American virtues.

Via RS McCain.  I have no quibbles with either of his additions.

Moe Lane

PS: I hear that World In Conflict absolutely rocks as a video game, though.


What? I like awful, sometimes.

Crossposted to RedState.