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Maureen Dowd on George W. Bush:

Everything that has happened in America has to do with Bush and his relationship with his father. I don’t think anyone denies this whole thing is oedipal.

Everything that has happened? Interesting theory, Dr. MoDo. And nobody denies your oedipal theory? Gal should get out more often. Dowd on novelist Kathryn Harrison:

Of course, I wouldn’t have anything new to say to a woman whose book is about a three-year affair she had with her dad.

Imagine if she’d had an affair with Bush’s dad; MoDo would have imploded. Dowd on Judy Miller:

I was writing about WMDs for five years and I always knew the role Judy was playing but I never said it.

Well, that’s interesting. Blood on your hands, Maureen!

Posted by Tim B. on 01/27/2006 at 11:16 AM
    1. So, wait:  Bush murdered his dad and married his mom, then put his own eyes out?  I did not know that.

      Everything?  Every single thing, including the new parking garage at work, is the result of Bush’s Oedipal complex?  I also did not know that.

      Thank God for Maureen Dowd.  I would not know so very much without her incisive brilliance to tell me what’s really happening.

      Posted by ushie on 2006 01 27 at 12:46 PM • permalink


    1. Too bad she can’t conceal bitterness and old age coming together.

      Posted by bc on 2006 01 27 at 12:52 PM • permalink


    1. I was writing about WMDs for five years and I always knew the role Judy was playing but I never said it.

      “I knew but didn’t say” is the same thing as “I’m lying right at this moment”.

      Posted by Rob Crawford on 2006 01 27 at 01:03 PM • permalink


    1. That woman needs THERAPY – badly!

      As much as I despised Clinton in the 90s, I knew it was stupid to attribute everything I hated to his presence in the White House.

      MoDo and those like her are become a SERIOUS drag to the future.  Can’t wait til the 60s are over…

      The *are* over…aren’t they?!?

      Posted by Sharon_Ferguson on 2006 01 27 at 01:08 PM • permalink


    1. #1: LOL, Ushie!
      “I was writing about WMDs for five years . . .”

      MoDo wrote for five years about WMD? I don’t think anyone denies this whole thing is phallic. Also, if she can’t find a man in a city of, what, several million?, I doubt her competence in spotting WMD’s that are several thousand miles away (certainly not from the top of a bar stool in some slinky Manhatten watering hole).

      Posted by paco on 2006 01 27 at 01:10 PM • permalink


    1. I haven’t watched it yet, but apparently when Oprah went all Cleopatra Jones on James Frey’s ass yesterday, two other experts she asked for comment were Maureen Dowd and Joel Stein. Like some sort of cosmic convergence of jagoffs. I’m surprised their gravitational pulls didn’t cause them to careen into each other and smash into… dare I say it?

      Posted by Jim Treacher on 2006 01 27 at 01:15 PM • permalink


    1. By “oedipal”, I think MoDo really means that she wishes she was Dubya’s mother.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 01 27 at 01:46 PM • permalink


    1. More psychobabble from a psycho. Anyone knows the Eat-a-puss Complex rules the Oedipus – talking pussys being excluded from play on grounds of lack of fitness and presence of fangs. Boys just want to have fun.

      Posted by Joe Peden on 2006 01 27 at 01:55 PM • permalink


    1. Treacher, that’s the most disgusting thing I’ve read online in ages.  I almost fell out of my chair and broke something.  (And, no, even you dare not say it.  The Feminist Anti-Humor Police would be on you like LA cops on Rodney King.)

      The gravitational attraction is more than immense, of course.

      Posted by JorgXMcKie on 2006 01 27 at 01:56 PM • permalink


    1. And I also think that MoDo is incredibly jealous of Laura Bush.  She got a good man.  Hell, even Hillary got Bill (I’m pretty sure they deserve each other), and maybe MoDo even ‘had’ Bill.  But MoDo can’t seem to attract or keep a good man.  Gotta make that bitter hag even more bitter, no?

      Posted by JorgXMcKie on 2006 01 27 at 01:58 PM • permalink


    1. I’m the 50-year-old virgin. She’s the joke.

      Posted by chinesearithmetic on 2006 01 27 at 02:03 PM • permalink


    1. Paco, I’ve known lots of people who sit on barstools and know everything…

      Wouldn’t one’s impulse upon finding out someone’s had a three-year affair with her own dad be to say something new, like, “Cut that out!”

      Posted by ushie on 2006 01 27 at 02:14 PM • permalink


    1. Considering Ms. Dowd’s behavior of late, I’d say she’s got some dad issues of her own.  People in glass houses, eh, Mo?

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 01 27 at 02:20 PM • permalink


    1. Wow, this is great! I can do anything I want now, and blame it on the President if I get caught.

      I’m going to start carrying a copy of this Dowd column with me at all times. Whenever the police try to arrest me, I’ll just say, “Everything that has happened in America has to do with Bush and his relationship with his father.” Then I’ll show them the Dowd clipping and they’ll have to let me go, seeing as how whatever I was doing is really Bush’s fault.

      Posted by sundog on 2006 01 27 at 02:51 PM • permalink


    1. Jim #6 – God help me! You can’t really mean another Genesis Project, and the creation of an alternate Gaia from the Pleroma, filled with the spawn of the impacting messes? God help me. Even week-old mulligan stew has never inspired such a fear within me.

      Yet just looking at your inviting face, as advised, soothes me with the reassurance that all is not confusion.  So, thank you, “Bejus”. But I obviously still need some help.

      Posted by Joe Peden on 2006 01 27 at 02:54 PM • permalink


    1. Now if Ms. Dowd were literate enough to put down the Cliff’s Notes version of Sophocles she might have found a better allusion, say Ajax or Pericles.  At least with these mythic and real characters she might have revealed some depth of knowledge aside from cute references from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.

      Posted by Pat Patterson on 2006 01 27 at 02:57 PM • permalink


    1. 14: Every bit as good – and serves the same purpose – as a letter of marque. Great idea!

      Posted by paco on 2006 01 27 at 02:58 PM • permalink


    1. Treacher 6

      cosmic convergence of jagoffs.

      ??? Mr Treacher, are you from, or did you spend extensive time in or around, the Pittsburgh area?

      Posted by Stoop Davy Dave on 2006 01 27 at 03:08 PM • permalink


    1. I haven’t watched it yet, but apparently when Oprah went all Cleopatra Jones on James Frey’s ass yesterday…

      Going OT here – man, how chickenshit was that? She said her initial support of Frey was because her judgement was clouded by the e-mails of support for him that she received. Then came the outrage at her support. CRACK! THUMP! That sound was Oprah tossing Frey under the bus at the speed of sound.

      Frey’s a liar and an a-hole, and she’s a whore. She must have lost weight because the barn roof couldn’t support a 300 pound weathervane.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2006 01 27 at 03:14 PM • permalink


    1. For those who might know, did MoDo find her old flame during her visit to Australia? Was her search the cause of the mass suicides of those 60 and over, those who had screwed her in a gigantic gang bang so many years ago and were afraid of being found by the Wicked Witch of the East (New York)? Or did she ever make to our home?

      Posted by stats on 2006 01 27 at 03:39 PM • permalink


    1. 18. Here’s where I first encountered Treacher’s colorful term

      Posted by chinesearithmetic on 2006 01 27 at 03:43 PM • permalink


    1. I’ve always wanted a letter of marque (and reprisal, never forget the reprisal part).  I just want the chance to “hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats.”

      Posted by JorgXMcKie on 2006 01 27 at 04:13 PM • permalink


    1. Mr Treacher, are you from, or did you spend extensive time in or around, the Pittsburgh area?

      Good God, no. What did I ever do to you?

      Posted by Jim Treacher on 2006 01 27 at 04:42 PM • permalink


    1. There is a certain ex Iraqi Air Force guy writing about WMD removals to Syria, but MoDo (and many others) did not think Saddam was up to the thinking of a 12 year old, which is about all the intellect it takes to work out that removal was a strong probability during the interminable UNish to-and-fro preceding the war.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2006 01 27 at 04:54 PM • permalink


    1. What did I ever do to you?

      No sir, sorry sir, it was the term “jagoffs,” sir.  It’s seldom heard outside of Allegheny County Pee Ay, is why I ast, sir.  I won’t do it again, sir.
      Wideright, presumably no relation to Wronwright, mis-spells it as “jagovs” in the article that Mr Arithmetic links to.  Very puzzling.  But I can’t bust on anybody’s spelling today, so never mind.

      Posted by Stoop Davy Dave on 2006 01 27 at 05:29 PM • permalink


    1. Jagoffs is all over the place.

      Posted by Jim Treacher on 2006 01 27 at 05:31 PM • permalink


    1. Boy howdy, I’ll say!  I meet some wherever I go.  It’s just that in most places, they’re called other things.
      Well, p’raps the term has percolated out into common usage, even outside of western PA.  This is an exciting new century, and many new things are possible now.

      Posted by Stoop Davy Dave on 2006 01 27 at 05:50 PM • permalink


    1. Well, while we’re on the subject of etymology, where did the expression “boy howdy” come from? The first time I ever saw it was in an Iowahawk post.

      Posted by paco on 2006 01 27 at 06:16 PM • permalink


    1. For Sale: 1955 Barfly.  Rag top.  “Just like the one dad used to own.”  High miles.  Goes downhill fast.  Non-original color, interior needs help.  Several previous owners.  Best offer.

      Posted by dkidd on 2006 01 27 at 06:21 PM • permalink


    1. I can definitely get behind the idea of Pittsburgh as the font of all human misery.

      Posted by Jim Treacher on 2006 01 27 at 06:24 PM • permalink


    1. what gets my goat is that BOTH The Age (and presumably SMH) and The Australian have published giant full-color sickening profiles of this Dowd creature in the past month or so. Talk about media diversity and cultural cringe.
      My other wonder is how Dowd won that Pulitzer Prize for her columns,  given her feeble style. Still if Ken (he likes to be called “Kenneth” to distinguish himself from ordinary Kens, so I won’t) Davidson could win a Walkley for a report about Reserve Bank discussion of devaluation circa 1984, that included at least one huge error, I suppose anything’s possible in prizes. Ken followed through with a (literally) five part series praising Rex Connor as a resources genius.

      Posted by percypup on 2006 01 27 at 07:18 PM • permalink


    1. O.k., can I ask: Is “jagoff” the same as “jack-off”?
      I’ve only encountered the term here.
      Define, please.
      I’m from not-Pittsburgh Knoxville.

      Posted by m on 2006 01 27 at 08:06 PM • permalink


    1. Yes, Jagoff and Jack-off are the same.

      Here in upstate New York, we had a bus driver stop the bus to let his brother Jack off…

      (rimshot) Thank you!

      Posted by JDB on 2006 01 27 at 08:42 PM • permalink


    1. I can definitely get behind the idea of Pittsburgh as the font of all human misery.—Posted by Jim Treacher

      As a resident of Ohio, I heartily agree.  That late hit of Carson Palmer was a cheap shot.  I swear to god, if the Stoolers end up winning the Super Bowl because of their unscrupulous and dirty playing against the Cincinnati Bungles, they should place an asterisk (*) beside their name in the record books indicating they don’t deserve it.  Shameful.

      Just, uh, my opinion.  Please go back to whatever you were talking about.

      Posted by wronwright on 2006 01 27 at 09:04 PM • permalink


    1. #28 -I first saw it used in the seventies in Creem

      Posted by Lucky Nutsacks on 2006 01 27 at 09:28 PM • permalink


    1. Good thing wronwright would never get frivolous ideas such as using the time machine to redress football playoff injustices…

      Posted by PW on 2006 01 27 at 09:38 PM • permalink


    1. I found a top Aussie bloke for Maureen!
      He’s handsome, smart (just like MoDo), has blonde hair and blue eyes – has his own place – loves outdoorsy guy stuff like ‘huntin’.
      MoDo, meet Marty.

      Posted by Lucky Nutsacks on 2006 01 27 at 09:46 PM • permalink


    1. Deo, Marty is a full throttle, absolute, utter, balls-to-the-wall raving homicidal maniac of the vilest, foullest and most loathesome stripe imaginable. Give a few people and I five minutes with Marty and we would solve ALL his psycho problems. But is even this filthy (several score expletives deleted) scumbag insane enough to accept something like Dowd?

      PS Oh yes, it is personal with Marty.

      Posted by MarkL on 2006 01 27 at 10:06 PM • permalink


    1. Re Modo’s pic – more evidence, as if any more is needed, that woman over 40 should not have long hair (to be on the safe side, make that 30). Modo’s not that bad, but there’s nothing worse than a 50+ yo with a few miles on the clock trying to emulate Kylie.

      Posted by walterplinge on 2006 01 27 at 10:25 PM • permalink


    1. MODO, the gift that stopped giving years ago. Talk about an empty pair of fishnets and stillettos!

      Posted by Abu Qa’Qa on 2006 01 27 at 11:18 PM • permalink


    1. paco #28: I’ve never heard the term before except in the “Howdy Doody” TV show [circa early 1950’s], where Buffalo Bob would always say in the intro: “Hi, I’m Buffalo Bob, and this is my boy Howdy. Howdy, say hi to the kids….”

      Howdy was a wooden marionette cowboy. I’d hate to think of him as the inspiraton behind Brokeback Mountain. But I never did like him anyway. I preferred Chief Thunderthud, whose only line was “cowabunga”. Let’s not go there.

      Posted by Joe Peden on 2006 01 27 at 11:21 PM • permalink


    1. Well, it might have been “this is my pal Howdy”. Cowabunga

      Posted by Joe Peden on 2006 01 27 at 11:43 PM • permalink


    1. For the non-Aussies – here’s some info on Martin Bryant.

      Posted by Lucky Nutsacks on 2006 01 28 at 12:00 AM • permalink


    1. PW — The last time wronwright took the time machine to a football game he left the hatch open and it turned into a Capital One commercial.

      You heathen furriners probably won’t understand that.  Lucky bastards.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 01 28 at 12:16 AM • permalink


    1. Joe: That sounds like a plausible explanation. Thanks.

      Posted by paco on 2006 01 28 at 12:21 AM • permalink


    1. I’ve said “boy howdy” for years.  Of course, I remember Howdy Doody on TV.  But I don’t think it came from there.  Or maybe it did.

      “Jagoff” I got from a TV program called “Third Watch”.  It was about New York cops.  Except the main writer was from Chicago, so “jagoff” was a Chicago expression.  New Yorkers, apparently, don’t say it.

      Excuse me, what was that about oedipalism?

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 01 28 at 12:26 AM • permalink


    1. Dubya is equally loved by Peggy Seeger who was the Radio National music show’s honoured guest this morning (they are up to their old tricks with political views).She got a half hour to ramble on.
      The host forgot himself with the faux pas -“there’s an awful lot of crime and punishment on your c.d.” -That sounded like an interesting theme to develop but he surrendered when she said “well these’re the songs we like best”.
      Best part was when he cleverly inserted the hook of “issues” she felt strongly about.
      “Strong songs about Mr Bush” she leapt in…
      “well there’s this children’s chant that I wrote”. -Bush went to Kyoto with his bag of tricks….then went into obscene rhyming slang “bunch of pr…s:- c..ts;- b.lls:-;- scr.w;- the “children’s rhyme” ended with the line-
      “and made the world a safer place for Yankee businessmen”.
      Charming Music Show -well the ABC got what it was after!
      Incidentally sibilant Peggy Seeger definately requires the services of a translater or a new set of false teeth.

      Posted by crash on 2006 01 28 at 12:30 AM • permalink


    1. Crash, it’s a children’s rhyme because it was written by and appeals to childlike minds.

      Posted by Michael Lonie on 2006 01 28 at 12:47 AM • permalink


    1. Moonbats and now Modobats

      Posted by meredith- on 2006 01 28 at 04:40 AM • permalink


    1. Deo Vindice

      I read that article you linked to.  Lucky for him that he lived in Tasmania and not Seattle.

      I live in Washington state.  We have:

      -A Democrat for governor.
      -Two U.S. senators that are Democrats.
      -Six of our nine U.S. Representatives are Democrats.
      -Our state senate is controlled by the Democrats 26 – 23 over the Republicans.
      -Our state house of representatives is controlled by the Democrats 55—43 over the Republicans.

      And yet we have the death penalty in this state.  And we will always have the death penalty in this state.  Put it up to a vote in Washington state and probably 60% of the voters would choose to continue the death penalty, at least.  Why?  Because people in this state believe that people like Martin Bryant should cease to exist.  Not as a deterrent to future mass-murderers, but because what he did should result in the early end to his life.

      Posted by David Crawford on 2006 01 28 at 07:51 AM • permalink


    1. #36 Good thing wronwright would never get frivolous ideas such as using the time machine to redress football playoff injustices…

      Well, I’ll be honest with you.  I wanted to do just that.  I was met at the Tardis by Richard McEnroe, Michael Lonie, and that drunken fledgling, Stoop Davy Dave.




      No what?

      You cannot go back in time to change the result of a football game.  Not again.

      What are you talking about?  I didn’t go back.  Not yet at least.

      Yes you did.  (McEnroe points to a second blue Tardis.  The same blue Tardis.  How can that be?)  We came back to stop you.

      Why?  I’m on a mission for god.

      You on a mission for Ohio.  There’s a big difference.  Karl says no.

      Karl?  Karl owes Ohio.  Ohio elected George Bush!

      Yes, Karl understands that.  Karl understands everything.

      Then out of my way my honored mentor.  Lonie, move!  Stoop, just stagger a bit to the left, if you please.

      Don’t you understand?  You already went back and changed time.  Bad things happened.  Very bad things.

      What?  Because the Cincinnati Bungles finally won a playoff game?  I found that very hard …

      Well believe this you mendacious minion.  Hillary is now President.

      Uh?  Oh really?

      Yes, the space time continuum was placed in an imbalance when Cincinnati won.  You see, the Bungles don’t win.  They’re not intended to win.  Nor the Cleveland Frowns.  No Ohio team wins.  Nor the Buffalo Bills.  Nor France in anything of importance.  We can add on a few other teams and countries.

      Oh yeah, well how do you explain Australia and Olympic swimming?

      That was Karl’s decision.  It was time to reward Australia for certain wise decisions it made.  Beginning with electing and reelecting John Howard as leader.  He, of course, is one of us.

      But McEnroe.  Pittsburgh?  Its-the-Pitts-burgh?  The whole city is rotten.  Something has to be done.  On the other hand …  um, ok, I see Karl’s point.  Yes, I’ll not go back in time.  I’ll, um, go back to my ordinary tasks.  Yes.


      No?  No what?

      You cannot use the space lasers to vaporize the Pittsburgh.

      How?  I was just now thinking about it.  How did you know?

      wronwright, Karl knows everything you’re thinking.

      Posted by wronwright on 2006 01 28 at 11:08 AM • permalink


    1. Slightly O/T, but Michelle Malkin points out another symptom of MoDo’s advanced case of BDS……or possibly simple bitterness.  Or insanity.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 01 28 at 11:39 AM • permalink


    1. Okay, the next time there’s a football argument in my house, I know who to blame.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 01 28 at 12:11 PM • permalink


    1. #53: Absolutely amazing! So, according to MoDo, even Clinton’s lies were lies. I vote for “insanity”.

      Posted by paco on 2006 01 28 at 12:29 PM • permalink


    1. Just back from Malkin’s site…What in the ding dang damnable hell is wrong with Dowd?  Have those martinis and Cosmos softened her brain tissue?  And the look of her!  Christ on a pogo stick, can you imagine growing old next to that?  No wonder she can’t get a date!  Jesus Jumping H. Christ, what in the flying fucking hell is she DOING????

      Posted by ushie on 2006 01 28 at 01:23 PM • permalink


    1. Women can be jagoffs, too, MoDo.

      Jagoff. Popular Chicago woid, er, word

      Posted by Rob C. on 2006 01 28 at 02:35 PM • permalink


    1. Mr. Crawford, we’re also a Right to Carry state, despite heavy Democratic infestation.  Perhaps it’she distance between the Great Northwest and the Beltway that keeps some of our Dems partially grounded in reality (aside from things like the monorail, which while stupid and wasteful are essentially harmless).

      Posted by Steve Skubinna on 2006 01 28 at 09:45 PM • permalink


    1. wronwright — I tell you this for your professional development.  It’s your “tell.”  Your button-pushing-finger twitches whenever you think of the space lasers.  If I didn’t know better, I’d say you had exciter-rod envy…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 01 28 at 09:52 PM • permalink


    1. Wronright

      When Carson was hit and went down (I’m a USC guy, so Carson is da man), I was angry. It was an illegal hit as far as I could see. It took me half the game to turn my head around and watch the rest of it(shake it off, big guy…). And sure enough, Jon Kitna proved why he’s a backup and journeyman QB.

      After the game was over, I put $5 on Pittsburgh to win it all. At that point the odds were 5-1. Pretty shrewd, eh?


      Wron, now just cool off, OK? It’s not personal, man, it’s just business…Please, wron, put the gun down

      Posted by ekw on 2006 01 28 at 10:12 PM • permalink


    1. Wron rotten in Pittsburgh
      I thought it was Denmark..

      Posted by crash on 2006 01 29 at 10:11 AM • permalink


    1. 31 Percypup

      what gets my goat is that


      Posted by Stoop Davy Dave on 2006 01 30 at 05:32 PM • permalink


    1. 32 m

      O.k., can I ask: Is “jagoff” the same as “jack-off”?

      They were certainly NOT the same things, in Pgh, in the 1960s, no indeed.  The differences, however, were abstruse and obscure, and whatever they were I either have forgotten them or never understood them in the first place.  But the older kids, explaining the difference, were adamant on the point of their being one.  Whatever it was.

      Posted by Stoop Davy Dave on 2006 01 30 at 05:34 PM • permalink


    1. Hmp.  Pimf!  Actually, they were adamant on the point of THERE being a difference.  I on the other hand, was adamant on the point of THEIR being jagoffs.  Not jack-offs, no, their private affairs were of course none of my concern, it was only their personalities that … hey, where’d everybody go?

      Posted by Stoop Davy Dave on 2006 01 30 at 06:13 PM • permalink


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