Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Spock Beard Day

The episode introduces the alternate reality "
Mirror Universe" concept in Star Trek for the first time. The episode has a transporter mishap swapping Captain Kirk and his companions with their evil counterparts in a parallel universe. In the so-called Mirror Universe, the Enterprise is a ship of the Terran Empire rather than the United Federation of Planets, promotions are earned by assassination, and Mr. Spock has a goatee. ~Wikipedia Entry for "Mirror, Mirror"

Yesterday, I called Jim Wooten reasonable.

Icarus recommended everyone read Jay Bookman.

Today, Erick Erickson advocated rail.

Welcome to the mirror universe.


Icarus said...


It was fun while it lasted.

My blog time today was posting on Isakson working with the Democrats to get a Reagan Supply-Side tax credit for housing passed.

Of course, our new self proclaimed "base" thinks that supporting the value of most people's largest investment is a bad thing, and that Isakson is a dirty lib'ral.

This is the same "base" that was able to generate a whole 3% for Ron Paul.

And the same nut jobs that Bookman pointed out are now being allowed to define the Republican party.

If they're the party, I'm willing to be purged.

rptrcub said...

This is a sure sign of the apocalypse.

nast said...

Icarus, is that actually a sign of a shifting Republican "base", or a sign of a shifting PP readership? I have noticed a decline in moderate and left leaning voices (even the crazy ones) since the removal of the last self-identified lib'ral from the front page.

Icarus said...


Can't say that the two shifts you describe are related, but I would say both are happening.

It's not so much that the "base" is shifting in the Republican party, as the lack of clear leadership (No president, No Senate Majority Leader, No Speaker) has allowed the factions to engage in an all out civil war for control of the party. Some of the loudest elements have never won anything, yet because everyone they hate (within the same party) are losing, so they feel like they're winning, and they grow louder.

As for the shift in comments on Peach Pundit, I would say it comes and goes in cycles. At least since I've been there. We have a few regulars from the "left of center" crowd who are newish, and I at least continue to welcome all points of view provided they stay civil and minimally respectful to the others there.