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October 29, 2006 12:40 AM   Subscribe

"Stay the Course," R.I.P. (1885-2006).
posted by homunculus (28 comments total)

 
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posted by homunculus at 12:40 AM on October 29, 2006


Is Rush Limbaugh faking being a human being?
posted by delmoi at 12:50 AM on October 29, 2006


This is the Olberman I like.

Olberman seems to have two modes, pretending he's John Stewart, or pretending he's Edward R. Murrow. He's bearable pretending to be Stewart, and annoys the hell out of me when he's pretending to be Murrow.

I liked this segment when I saw it, but his "special comments" have just been soo affected. He's doing an impersonation, and it just comes across as trying to hard.

These jokey segments aren't that funny most of the time, but they're Ok.
posted by delmoi at 12:58 AM on October 29, 2006 [1 favorite]


Git R Done!
posted by exlotuseater at 12:59 AM on October 29, 2006


I agree with delmoi. I appreciate the commentary from Olbermann, but the "special comments" feature is just too annoying. This bit is genius though.
posted by bob sarabia at 1:18 AM on October 29, 2006 [1 favorite]


Oh here is the copy of that on youtube. I looked for like 10 minutes and couldn't find it, turns out it was in my favorites. the whole time...
posted by delmoi at 1:21 AM on October 29, 2006


Bring 'em on.
posted by knave at 1:36 AM on October 29, 2006


You guys would probably like the youtube 'channel' DemShow.
posted by delmoi at 1:21 AM on October 29, 2006


Man, now I'm going to crack up any time I hear someone invoke "stay the course."
posted by Afroblanco at 2:38 AM on October 29, 2006


If you're going to link to crooksandliars, you might as well just hotlink the video files. It's a terrible blog, with no value outside the video clips in mov + wmv. Open thread? Go to hell. At least they're not using Radio Userland anymore, but they did their best to uglify Wordpress enough to pass for it.
posted by blasdelf at 3:32 AM on October 29, 2006 [1 favorite]


Ah the pundits , first they incense Bush policy and all of his doing (and expecially the doing of his backers) isn't but the best possible thing, all others are stupid idiots.

"Clearly, I am exercising my freedom of speech in painting _these guys_ as a bunch of frivolous idiots, but If fact-checking reveals I spewed a ton of bullshit, it is ONLY your fault, if you believed me. I never claimed that I am intelligent or that what I said is correct, even if I suggest it routinely, it is just my opinion. I am stupid when it best serves me, you are stupid when it best serves me. You are a lot like me, so quit bitching."

That should be the fine print of many pundits sites, left, right, center, up, down.
posted by elpapacito at 3:54 AM on October 29, 2006


If you're going to link to crooksandliars, you might as well just hotlink the video files. It's a terrible blog, with no value outside the video clips in mov + wmv.

You can't, easily. The clips are protected. Besides, the link to the blog article is helpful for C&L because it often provides context and transcript.

I don't think it's supposed to be more than what it is -- a media blog where people go to get video clips. Calling it a "terrible blog" is like calling a bus shelter a terrible banquet hall.
posted by fourcheesemac at 5:42 AM on October 29, 2006


Stay the course has cut and run.
posted by taosbat at 6:01 AM on October 29, 2006


Now that "Stay the Course" is dead, (iced, if you will--an inside job) anyone have an idea on what phrase should go next?

"Cut and Run," obviously. "Fight them over there so you don't have to fight them over here" should sleep with the fishes.

Anyone else have a candidate for the hit man?
posted by leftcoastbob at 6:58 AM on October 29, 2006


If you're going to link to crooksandliars, you might as well just hotlink the video files.

Uh, when did that stop being really rude?
posted by mediareport at 7:50 AM on October 29, 2006


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posted by drezdn at 8:04 AM on October 29, 2006


Stay the course has cut and run.

This isn't a flip-flop, however. Only Freedom Haters flip-flop.
posted by gompa at 8:09 AM on October 29, 2006


Olberman: Great voice in the wilderness, a pearl cast before swine.
posted by BillyElmore at 8:30 AM on October 29, 2006


The flip sure seems to be flopping, I'll say that.

"Stay the course" is a time-honored rallying cry in politics. But it has always been more a slogan than a strategy, meant to show the steadfastness of the person who shouts it rather than what he actually intends to do. More telling is when staying the course turns into "constantly changing tactics to meet the situation on the ground." That is how President Bush is now describing the battle plan in Iraq. It also pretty neatly sums up what his presidency has come to as he reaches the eve of a midterm congressional election that has turned into a referendum on Bush himself—and on a policy in Iraq that has left him more isolated than at any other point in his presidency...

In fact, when it comes to deploying its Executive power, which is dear to Bush's understanding of the presidency, the President's team has been planning for what one strategist describes as "a cataclysmic fight to the death" over the balance between Congress and the White House if confronted with congressional subpoenas it deems inappropriate. The strategist says the Bush team is "going to assert that power, and they're going to fight it all the way to the Supreme Court on every issue, every time, no compromise, no discussion, no negotiation..."
posted by taosbat at 8:52 AM on October 29, 2006


*Dies under avalanche of talking points*
posted by quite unimportant at 9:08 AM on October 29, 2006


Gwynn Dyer on why "cut and run" isn't a term of cowardice.

"Landlubbers usually get maritime analogies wrong. "Changing course" is not cowardice; it's the sensible thing to do if the ship is headed for the rocks. "Cutting" (the anchor cable) "and running" (before the wind) is what you do when the storm is raging, the anchor is dragging, and the ship is being driven onto a lee shore. And only very stupid rats do not leave a sinking ship."
[link to full article]
posted by Zack_Replica at 6:33 PM on October 29, 2006


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posted by homunculus at 7:49 PM on October 29, 2006


"constantly changing tactics to meet the situation on the ground."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA

Oh. That Duhbya.

It's funny because the "insurgency" HASN'T changed tactics (other than not video tapping beheadings as much) in three years. They've been refining the SAME tactics. We been falling for them... we just pop out of the Green Zone like clock-work ground hogs and drive around Iraq like fucking idiots simply waiting to get blowd up over an over and over. CHRIST! They make bomb. We drive over bomb.

They never got past page 5 of the guerilla warfare handbook because they hardly ever needed to alter fucking tactics.

You know what "tactics" Bush is "altering?"

How to choose which euphemism for "It's all Clintons fault."

(This week he chose it with a word jumble. He was inspired from the Halloween issue of HiLites in he took from the dentist office. He got candy, too.)
posted by tkchrist at 9:24 PM on October 29, 2006


Stephanie Miller and her radio co-hosts have been mourning the passing of "Stay the course" for the last few weeks now, complete with playing taps.
posted by gillyflower at 11:59 PM on October 29, 2006


The tension of "Stay the course" vs. "cut and run" suggests "one pass and haul @$$."
posted by pax digita at 12:03 PM on October 30, 2006


I think the one catchphrase that will never get old for me is, "nuke 'em from orbit an' let God sort'm out!"
posted by ZachsMind at 7:46 PM on October 30, 2006


            \\//
        ⊂(@ @)⊃
—oOO— (_)— OOo—

     Kilroy sez let
 God sort 'em out!

posted by taosbat at 7:50 PM on October 30, 2006


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posted by homunculus at 12:02 PM on October 31, 2006


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