You Bunch of Sissies

Friday, February 24, 2006
"Meantime, I see our friends from yardg -- RogerA, Neuro, Charles Martin -- have retreated to their clubhouse to lick their wounds. (Although the truculant but ever-game Richard Aubrey is doing his best to fill in.) I trust that they will be back. We need the creative tension. As Orson Welles says in The Third Man, "Look at Italy. It had wars, revolution, great art, the Renaissance. Whereas Switzerland lived with 2,000 years of peace and what did it do? It produced the cuckoo clock!"

Posted by Steve Lovelady

Notice that he lacks the intelligence either to create a link OR to spell the blogs name correctly. Or was that intentional Stevie?

Well? Are you guys mice or men? Get out there and do your duty. Or sit down and have a cold one. After all, he is just another lying crapweasel journo. Not like they're in short supply.

17 comments:

chuck said...

I've always wanted to learn to shoot a shotgun.

I like this description of the peaceful Swiss:

Thirdly, ferocity: The Swiss spared no-one, refused quarter to their enemies—even prisoners who could afford a ransom were mercilessly slaughtered; they violated terms of surrender given to garrisons and pillaged towns that had capitulated—not a small part of the fear they inspired sprang from this bloody reputation.

With this ruthlessness went a strongly commercial attitude to war—Point d'argent, point de Suisse ("No money, no Swiss") went the saying; if not paid they simply marched off, no matter how that left their employer. If regularly paid they were normally loyal, but there were some examples of their being bribed to change sides. They were also independent and headstrong, their wish to get the job over often leading to attacks without orders, nor would they accept any discipline from outsiders.

Sounds like not much has changed. More here.
I don't believe the Swiss really settled down until 1848 or so, and they had labor unrest and strikes during WWI.

Peter UK said...

Done

Peter UK said...

Half Lovelady's post is a quote,what an uninventive little swine he is.

"Meantime, I see our friends from yardg -- RogerA, Neuro, Charles Martin -- have retreated to their clubhouse to lick their wounds.(cliche)
(Although the truculant but ever-game(cliche) Richard Aubrey is doing his best to fill in.(cliche)


I trust that they will be back. We need the creative tension. As Orson Welles says in The Third Man, "Look at Italy. It had wars, revolution, great art, the Renaissance. Whereas Switzerland lived with 2,000 years of peace and what did it do? It produced the cuckoo clock!"

I hope that Landlady is not one of Professor Rosen's better students

Rick Ballard said...

Nope. Landrover is the editor of the CSJ Review - he is actually paid to produce drivel.

Not very good drivel, but, hey, it's a job. Which is more than most of Rosen's students will have.

Don't hold your breath in anticipation of a post by the prof as to how the MSM generated the current meme wrt ports v terminals.

He ain't got it innem.

Peter UK said...

CSJ Review,a kind of a staff magazine that nobody else reads,like "Goat Dung Collecting Through the Ages"?
The ability of these people to build a tower of ordure upon which they sit and crow like a cock on a midden is one of the great mysteries of the modern age.
Somehow we are expected to admire the fact that they have constructed this edifice and climbed to the top.

Seneca the Younger said...

It's okay, I disposed of him.

loner said...

Like the fella says, in Italy, for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love; they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.

Mangled, but I suppose it's the thought that counts. Great movie.

Rick Ballard said...

Loner,

One might love the sentiment but what is its attachment to reality?

Is he postulating that YARGB is Switzerland? If so, he only reveals the depth of his ignorance. The man is a cretin in service to a dead philosophy. He deserves nothing but the contempt that he has earned>

Would you postulate him as a figure of emulation for the students of the Columbia School of Journalism. If so, your standards are called into question.

Do you deem us incapable of understanding the political posturing of the Pressident? Why so? He is only a step in a direction that I (at least) find more appealing than the slave idolatry of the opposition.

Would you choose the incondign bitch Hillary in his stead? If so, on what pretext?

Her respect for individual rights?

loner said...

Rick,

It relates to creative tension.

My father joined the Navy when he left high school and many years later spent enough time in journalism classes to obtain an undergraduate degree in such. He spent the years I knew him editing and publishing information for the use, primarily, of the building trades.

The extent of his career advice to me was that he wouldn't recommend doing anything he'd done. He'd also worked in movie publicity in Hollywood for a time before my birth.

I, being me, edited my high school newspaper and had Navy recruiters calling the house right up to the point where I decided to accept being accepted at Berkeley.

I read here and elsewhere for enjoyment. Elsewhere hasn't recently included Rosen though I did click on the link to make sure that the commenter in question had mangled the line.

Take your own advice. Sit down and have a cold one. If your inclination is to watch a movie while doing so, you couldn't do much better than The Third Man. I choose, at this time, not to contribute to creating tension where it concerns dead philosophies and/or deader politicians. Sorry.

Best,

Pat

Rick Ballard said...

Best comment ever, Pat.

I agree.

Who did what to whom?

Keep 'em coming.

Peter UK said...

"creative tension." Somthing that has puzzled me concerning what is ostensibly factual reporting,journalism seems to have become a branch of showbusiness.

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Peter UK said...

Angry of Medford seems to have done another runner.

Fresh Air said...

Let me get this straight, just so I don't have to damage any brain cells by visiting the site:

Steve Lovelady is the editor of the CJR, the most prestigious journal in journalism, and he is calling you guys out with snarky little commentary.

Aren't there any adults over there who can supervise him?

Peter UK said...

Fresh Air,
Lovelady is just showing off to the Prof.
Most prestigious journal in journalism,is that like having the best scab in the clinic?