Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Double Plus Good!

I don’t know if anyone caught the Ann Althouse post regarding a crocodile, 2 NYT journalists, Nikki Haley, Vivek Ramaswamy and Donald Trump. It’s a short read, Ann summarized her point thusly:

It's somehow delightful when Nikki Haley called Vivek Ramaswamy "scum," but Trump got clobbered for calling his political antagonists "vermin." What's the rule here? It's certainly not respect the humanity of all human beings.

orwellian makeoveVermin: double not good. Scum: doublegood.

While the article was interesting in itself my favorite part was a comment dropped by someone known as Static Ping...

“It is a difficult thing to realize that you are not a good person by your own standards.”

Of course nobody who needs to come to that conclusion ever does.

calvin hobbes other people

That Biden - a for-sale liar, plagiarizer, corrupt, non-achiever - is portrayed as a competent paragon of moral rectitude while Trump will always be considered a crooked underachiever by the chattering class says everything one needs to know about Oceania’s doublespeak. Of course, double standards are linchpins of the left’s legendary lies so they must be maintained.

joe ice cream

Double ice cream for Trump: Double ungood.

Double ice cream for Biden:  Double plus good!