Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Monday, October 4, 2010

Trivial Nothings

We have neglected Megan McArdle of late, but only because she has been less entertaining than usual. She just did a little concern trolling, wrote off Europe, and digressed into irrelevancies. Perhaps she is busy settling into her new house and marriage, but we hope she returns very soon to her usual fine form. The elite can't crush the masses by themselves, you know.

Meanwhile, libertarian principles are hard at work without anyone to cheer them on!

9 comments:

Clever Pseudonym said...

Susan,
That final link is dead.

Anonymous said...

On the topic of irrelevancies, I can't figure out why she blockquoted the article about Sub-Saharan population growth. No comment, no elaboration, no nothing. What is her point beyond provoking one of her commenters to refer to Africans as spear-chuckers?

Morbo said...

I'll just leave this here. Sure is too bad we didn't emulate that Irish model. By the way, did something else happen on that island some time between 1980 and today that might have contributed to a better business environment? Can't think of anything...

Anonymous said...

I know it's been said before, but Megan's output so far today really shows how lazy she is. Just two posts all day, both just cut and pasted with minimal commentary--and no explanation. And the Africa block quote is fucked up.

This probably represents about two minutes of actual work. What does she do for the rest of the day? Is she taking a sick day? Moving? Whatever it is, she needs a kick in the ass

Downpuppy said...

On the positive side, her comment swamp has driven away all entities with minimal self-awareness.

Which must mean her influence is shrinking.

Anonymous said...

Maybe she has an intern or underling writing these posts for her a la Sully.

AWS

Anonymous said...

If she had an intern, the writing would improve by default. It hasn't.

Susan of Texas said...

Thanks CP! Link fixed.

I knew I should be reading up on Ireland in McArdle's files, but I was too lazy. It's a good topic because she's insisted that Ireland's lack of regulation and banking-palooza were the reason for Ireland's very temporary success.

Anonymous said...

Her influence isn't shrinking because the blogosphere has done exactly what they complained the MSM was doing 8 years ago, except with even less accountability.

They link to the same people as they did 8 years ago because they rarely learn their lesson when they get snookered by other bloggers.