Archive for ‘David Letterman’

June 23, 2009

Cynthia Yockey: Bravo!

by Smitty

It’s time for a Cynthia Yockey roundup. Here efforts have vast tactical and strategic importance.
Tactically, there is the obvious matter of the tasteless jokes. That horse has been thoroughly beaten. However, do not underestimate the value to women in general, and Governor Palin in particular, of Cynthia’s efforts. The Governor was flogged remorselessly in the press during the ’08 campaign. Letterman’s remarks are evidence that any previous defensive efforts were moot. This is not to sell any other efforts short, but there you have it.
Strategically, irrespective of Governor Palin and her family, Cynthia Yockey is holding a seminar in How Stuff Gets Done. Conservatives: in other than a handful of very narrow religious cases, I can recall scant evidence of “us” ever doing much to influence the culture. Lousier and lousier movies and shows come out, and there is some muttering, but little in the way of tangible feedback. Certainly, the world needs no more Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson “action figures” running around like solutions in search of problems. However, there is plenty of need for sincere, honest, positive leadership to alter the course of society back in the direction of simple courtesy.
In reverse chronological order, Cynthia has given us the following:

Support this effort, and salt away skills that will be crucial for everyone’s long term good.

June 17, 2009

Ann Coulter’s favorite lesbian

Today I was checking SiteMeter and noticed traffic from Ann Coulter’s Web site, and when I checked:

June 17, 2009, 1:50 AM
Cynthia Yockey’s Campaign to get David Letterman Fired
Dave has pissed off the wrong lesbian
Crowds Line Up to Protest “Pervert” David Letterman in New York
Your handy ‘Fire David Letterman’ Kit, Part Two

So now Cynthia can claim the title of Ann Coulter’s favorite lesbian. Hey, I’m already Ann’s favorite McCain.

And speaking of pissed-off people . . .

June 17, 2009

Who will rid me of thisgap-toothed comedian?

The skies are raining Instalanches on bloggers who say David Letterman’s apology is not enough. The swinish pervert is starting to sweat, as he beholds the vengeful rage emerging among conservative bloggers.

The sarcastic Hoosier must suffer real punishment for dissing Sarah Palin and her daughters. Therefore . . .

Avenge her! We will not be satisfied merely to have David Letterman fired. No, that is not enough.

A mob of enraged Republicans will descend on the Ed Sullivan Theatre, lay hold of the brute, and drag him into the middle of Broadway. There, for all the world to see, we shall disembowel Letterman and, after he has died a painful and well-deserved death, we’ll lop off his head and parade it down to CBS headquarters.

Dogs shall lick his blood!

Who’s with me?

UPDATE: Chris Wysocki is part of the Not One Red Cent rebellion against the GOP Beltway elite, and he’s also down with the “Don’t F*** With Us” Coalition. I’ve suggested that Chris collaborate with Ann Coulter’s Favorite Lesbian to coordinate the bloodthirsty Republican mob attack on Letterman.

While it is always a mistake to signal a willingness to compromise in advance of a showdown, I think some of the squishy “moderates” in our midst might be satisfied with having Letterman shipped to Guantanamo for a few weeks of recreational waterboarding, administered by Todd Palin.

June 16, 2009

On relentlessness

You can’t beat a man who refuses to admit defeat. You can kill a man like that, but you cannot defeat him otherwise, because he has gotten it in his mind to keep fighting, whatever happens.

Sunday I had a phone conversation with Cynthia Yockey in which she calmly and cheerfully explained that she was going to get David Letterman fired. Republicans are too willing to take that kind of abuse, Cynthia said, but she comes out of the gay-rights movement, and they don’t roll that way.

We talked a while, but the main thing I took away from the conversation was Cynthia’s determination to fight a one-woman campaign against Letterman. Even if no one else joined her anti-Letterman crusade, she would fight on alone. As long as it takes, whatever it takes, she has envisioned her goal, and intends to achieve it.

Dave has pissed off the wrong lesbian.

The novelist Tito Perdue once said to me, “How many Spartans would it take to bring down America? Ten thousand? One thousand? One?”

What Tito was trying to express was the vast difference between the softness of modern decadence and the adamantine hardness of the ancients. Those Spartans who died at Thermopylae were so much tougher than the average American of 2009, it’s almost like talking about two entirely separate species.

Nevertheless, there are those rare few who emulate the ancient virtues, who accomplish great things not because they are more talented or more intelligent or more fortunate, but simply because they are truly determined and pursue their aims relentlessly.

“One of the basic principles of military strategy is to reinforce success. If you see a man who fights and wins, give him reinforcements, and bid others to emulate his success.”

It was hardly surprising when Cynthia said of Letterman’s latest apology, “Too little, too late.” She intends to make an example of him, so that others may learn from the example.

That is the basic relentlessness necessary to success. She will keep fighting however long it takes, and what Cynthia needs is reinforcements.

UPDATE: CBS has already lost an advertiser and plans a protest rally today at 4 p.m. in New York. (H/T: Frugal Cafe.) And here’s the part where I agree with Dan Collins that Letterman was engaged in “intentionalism” a la Goldstein.

Outrageous over-the-top humor — been there, done that. But I’ve never done it on national TV with a multimillion-dollar contract, eh? And I actually like Dave Letterman.

This isn’t about that. It’s about “don’t f*** with us.”

UPDATE II: Heh. Seems like Instapundit’s down with the Don’t F*** With Us Coalition.

UPDATE III: Let’s get medieval on him!

June 15, 2009

The Hot Redhead Is Right!

Today’s Day-by-Day:

It’s the Rule 5 Christina Hendricks Principle: Any argument is more persuasive when made by a hot chick. Just think if Friedrich Hayek had been a sexy dame with big gazongas . . .

UPDATE: Welcome Instapundit readers! Speaking of libertarian fantasies, imagine Jon Corzine crushed like a bug on a windshield on the Jersey Turnpike . . .