-- "Global Warming" apologist and True Believer Dave Dobson, on Cone's so-called bigotry thread:
"....and I'm very, very glad not to have to read whatever Bubba would have typed."
How funny it is for someone like Dobson, a person who professes to advance the cause of higher learning, to feel protected by an intellectual and academic coward like Cone!
Spag nails Cone as usual, on the "civility" point.
-- Note that Cone is back harping on the Iraq situation, turning the spotlight on some carefully cherry-picked news about an increase in bombing.
It's just the particular time in Cone's "issue rotation" for something like this to appear, although he's not quite done with his whining about "Obama being slimed" over the Muslim name.
No big surprise, particularly for one whose literary imagination is as limited as his talent.
-- Cone also expresses his distaste for Ben Stein by misrepresenting a point. Nothing more there than the jealousy angle, something that Cone exhibits about once a quarter when talking about Charles Davenport's work in the N&R.
The fact that he has to share the Sunday N&R editorial pages with Davenport every now and them really drives Cone up a wall.
I think we should demand a Davenport (or some other conservative writer) column to appear every time a Cone column appears.
How about it, Allen Johnson?
On the Spitzer scandal thread, Cone whines about the complaints regarding the lack of significant mention of Spitzer's political affiliation.
Who is Cone trying to fool?
If Spitzer was a Republican, the dominant lede all over the place in the Lame Stream Media would start with "Republican", as in "Republican Governor Eliot Spitzer of New York was implicated in a sex-for-hire scandal today....."
Here's the latest on the not-so subtle attempt to whitewash Spitzer's political affiliation.
"It is not too hard to imagine the kind of process that went on at the Times, as someone acted to minimize the pain to the Democrats, and then someone else pointed out that it might, uh, look a little bad, considering how badly the paper bungled its hit job on John McCain and the lobbyist, and how people tend to notice these shenanigans."