Tuesday, August 30, 2005


Via Katrina vanden Heuvel's blog over at HuffPo:

Like all Americans I have been horrified watching the destruction wrought on New Orleans by this natural disaster. And I suppose like others who share the name Katrina, it has been eerie hearing and reading my name all over the news. But when Fox News started calling the hurricane, Killer Katrina, I started praying some rightwing idiot wouldn't stoop so low as to personalize or politicize all of this human suffering.

But wouldn't you know, the biggest dittohead on the block, Rush Limbaugh, is calling the storm Hurricane Katrina vanden Heuvel and warning that the left is going to use this tragedy against the right. Jonah Goldberg, who has never seen a bad joke bandwagon he could resist jumping on with both feet, blogged, and I quote, "It would be pretty cool if Fox played to caricature and repeatedly referred to the hurricane as Katrina vanden Heuvel." Not satisfied, he went on to imagine the headlines, "The destruction from Katrina vanden Heuvel is expected to be massive..The poor and disabled are particularly likely to suffer from the effects of Katrina vanden Heuvel."
Jonah Doughboy's blindly jumping on the bandwagon here is right in line with his generally infantile, severely empathy-challenged personality, and thus no real surprise. But does anyone else think Limboob is going off the deep end? His latest riff, along with stuff like comparing Cindy Sheehan to Bill Burkett aren't reflections of right-wing thinking as much as they seem to be signs of a formal thought disorder. Incipient schizophrenia? Residual signs of drug withdrawal? Or is this what happens to your central nervous system when you start consorting with lamebrained cable news anchors?


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