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January 09, 2007

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swampytad

i'm glad to see another blogger picking up on derbyshire's tripe. nice dissection. mine (which is not nearly as polite and well-written as yours), along with a shockingly rude email response i received from derbyshire himself, is at http://swampytad.livejournal.com/31876.html.

Kevin

Nice read. Especially this: "for some reason, he feels it important to lead off with a statement that New Orleans is the blackest city he's ever been in."

I'm sure you caught the beginning of his essay, which mentioned the intersection of Race and Camp -- something he thought summed up the city. Seemed to be a pompous way of saying "It's nothing but Negroes and queers down there!"

Marco

His photo says it all. Dorky jerky neocon. I wouldn't have to read a word of his stupid inane article.

Chriso

What a complete moron. I have been to New Orleans twice in the last few years and have lamented how I feel like I can never do and see everything I would like to because there's so much to do and see!

ham

I've been to New Orleans twice and have found it to be MORE full of life than just about anywhere I've ever been. This Derbyshire fellow sounds like a real uptight, close-minded prick.

Jonah

The worst part of this article for me was the imnference that Paul Gailunas and Helen Hill had it coming for their liberal naievety.

Why do republicans have such a difficult time understanding altruism? It's like they are missing a human chromosome or something.

Dagazzi

I'm glad you posted a picture. It really explains it all about this jackass. The stuff he said about Helen and Paul was beyond idiotic; it was disrespectful to Helen's memory. I hope he comes to realize what an awful person he is before it's too late. This dude really needs a visit from the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.

Kevin

Thanks for all the comments. Jonah and Dagazzi hit upon his sneering attitude toward Helen Hill and her husband, which I also found odd.

From the little I know about Derbyshire's politics, I'd think he'd subscribe to the 1000-points-of-light model of helping the poor, rather than waiting for government to do it. Yet when someone who's actually helping people gets murdered in an unrelated incident, Derbyshire connects it to her altruism and concludes, basically, "That'll learn ya."

As far as the picture: I didn't set out to be unflattering. It came directly from his website.

Rabbit

There's someone who doesn't deserve to be able to afford a plane ticket.

Michael

Derb needs to get another smackdown from Bruce Lee (Fast Forward to roughly the 1:05-1:10 mark):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy1sQo0hHs8

Michael

Great job, Kevin.

So, anybody got a good punchline:

"Alan Richman and John Derbyshire walk into a bar ..."

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