Friday, August 14, 2009

Wacky Packages


I've got two great must-reads to recommend this morning. First up, at Salon, Gabriel Winant interviews the fabulous Orly Taitz, and you will love it. This woman needs to be given a talk show ASAP. The best way to describe it is to say that when it comes to conspiracy theories, Ms. Taitz prefers the layered look.

Next, Abram Sauer at The Awl looks at the teabaggers/heathcare reform opponents/birthers, and wonders what, exactly, do these people want? He concludes that they don't really want anything other than to complain about Obama and Nancy Pelosi. That's all. It's a long analysis and one of the best I've read. Two sparkley hooves way up!

10 comments:

Matty Boy said...

There were some guys on KFJC, a local college radio station that is one of the best I've ever heard, that had a weekly call-in show hosted by some guys who loved the favorite left wing conspiracies of mid1980's: The Vatican Bank, the CIA and smuggling, Banco Ambrosiano, etc.

A friend of mine was a deejay on the station, and had the misfortune of being caught on a stalled elevator with one of the hosts. This may have been the scariest fifteen minutes of his life, because the conspiracy guy was sure that the deejay was a hitman sent to silence him.

Believing wacky stuff is NOT a left-wing/right-wing split, it just that the right-wing goofs are getting a lot more airtime right now.

Anonymous said...

Is that really a photo of her? Because, I hate to say it, but she looks like someone in drag.

TRex said...

When I was a kid we had a neighbor just like this Orly Taitz. She had me on edge whenever I went outside so in an attempt to alleviate my distress mom just explained that the poor women had a chemical imbalance and I should be prepared to render first aid when her head eventually exploded in the middle of a strident rant, which helped me not at all. Crazy people put me on edge and I view this as a defense mechanism not to be shunted or disabled.

Iain said...

...she looks like someone in drag.

Or she looks like an old crooner from my mum's c.1970s vinyl collection. Decca Records proudly presents, "From Orly With Love", or something equally hideous.

zeppo said...

Admit it, those eyelashes are photoshopped, aren't they? Gotta be. She looks like she is getting ready to audition for the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Christopher said...

Orly Taitz definitely looks a regular user of shelf paper.

dguzman said...

I'm expecting her to belt out "Let It Please Be Him" any second.

samael7 said...

I realize this is, by now, an unoriginal observation, but evertime I see her and her name, I think of owls.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Oily Taintz is crazier than a rat in a coffee can.
If you have a chance to watch her being interviewed, grab it.
She's funnier than Tom Delay will be wearing red satin n' sequins on Dancing With the Stars.

Josh said...

I'm thinking Orly Taitz (which does sound like something one gets from eating too much Olestra) is a Sascha Baron Cohen routine, and we're all being had.