Monday, January 17, 2011


Ever since this dude evinced a sliver of independence from the monolithic squawks of the wingnut elites, David Frum has been a guest on progressive talk shows, if only because his earnest demeanor plays well as an example of that rare bird, the reasonable conservative. Well, after these Frum missives on his blog and Twitterverse, we must reassess David’s Anti-Wingnut credentials.

This bit of half-assed wisdom is worthy of the college cult classic series “REEFER MADNESS.” David must have missed out on the fun. Or maybe he envies conservative icon William F. Buckley, who sailed out beyond the U.S. 12-mile territorial limit on his yatch just so he could smoke a joint without violating U.S. laws.

David, here’s your script:
We are also learning that Loughner exhibited signs of severe mental illness, very likely schizophrenia. The connection between marijuana and schizophrenia is both controversial and complicated. The raw association is strong: Schizophrenics are twice as likely to smoke marijuana as non-schizophrenics. People who smoke marijuana are twice as likely to develop schizophrenia as those who do not smoke. But is correlation causation? Increasingly experts seem to be saying: “Yes.”
Now David, after citing that dubious FRENCH study, here’s the video for your voice-over:

Unfortunately David’s wild speculation doesn’t stop there. This classy tweet, which seems to show the Homer Simpson side of David Frum, has surfaced:

Um, David … May I suggest where you can direct your INTRUSIVE AND ILLEGAL surveillance (or should I say, stalking?) on this MARTIN LUTHER KING day: Barack Hussein Obama, William Jefferson Clinton, Sandra Day O’Connor, John Paul Stevens, James Earl Carter, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Francis Ford Coppola, Tommy Lee Jones, Billie Jean King, Billy Ray Cyrus, Billy Bob Thorton, Daniel Day Lewis, Mary Higgins Clark, Catherine Zeta Jones, Camilla Parker Bowles, Neil Patrick Harris, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, James Earl Jones, and last but not least, Tammy Faye Bakker.

Capische, David? Or shall I go on … This is only a very partial list.

DAVID FRUM, the first SELF-INDUCTED member of the Idiot Punditocracy. Congratulations, David. Looking forward to your appearance on Hardball!

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