Saturday, April 09, 2005

Two columnists I loathe.

Maggie Gallagher. She's really annoying. Every college newspaper has that one wiener conservative that moans and complains about how hard it is to be a conservative on campus. And then they write something that isn't about how everyone thinks they're stupid because they're conservative, and you learn that people think they're stupid because they're stupid. And conservative. But mostly stupid.

I'd bet anyone reading this (except Gallagher, who may or may not read this after I email her the link) that she was that person. The wounded but self-righteous tone still comes through clear as a bell in her columns.

Danny Pipes. He seems not-retarded, but then he goes and makes the strangest and most colossal errors. For example, his column the other day began thusly:
With the passage last week of a budget bill in Israel, the government of Ariel Sharon appears to be ready to remove more than 8,000 Israelis living in Gaza with force, if necessary.In addition to the legal dubiousness of this step and its historical unprecedented nature (challenge to the reader: name another democracy that has forcibly removed thousands its own citizens from their lawful homes)
Gosh, forcing people out of their homes must be unprecedented! Why, that could never happen in a place like A-mur-i-ka!