Libertarian Girl has been a busy blogger in the last month. So far she’s done her best to associate the moniker “Libertarian” with vapid, insensitive, reactionary drivel. Examples:
Opining on GWB’s judicial appointments without knowing anything about them:
I don’t know the specifics of each of his appointments who were filibustered by Democrats, but I presume that Democrats didn’t like them because they are strict constructionists when it comes to interpreting statutes and the U.S. Constitution. (I only hope his appointments aren’t religious nuts whose only raison d’etre is prohibiting abortions.)
Whining about the lack of interesting content in the echo chamber while adding to the problem:
I’ve been looking all over the right wing blogosphere for interesting posts, but nearly every blog I read is posting about the same thing. “Look at how many hundreds of millions of dollars of tsunami aid we gave! We are not stingy!”
I think there’s so much irony here. Right wing blogs have normally critized[sic] the left wing for caring about what Europeans think of us. Liberals would say “Bush is a bad president because Europeans don’t like him,” and then right wing bloggers would go crazy and write “who cares what Europeans think?”
Ignorantly criticizing criticism of a “conservative”:
(3) It’s a shame that a conservative black guy has to be the focus of public anger. I don’t know exactly what Williams stands for, but if he’s labeled conservative then he can’t be all bad.
Taking a brave stand against “liberals who hate the United States”:
Most of the opposition to the war in Iraq came from liberals who hate the United States and think our country is so bad and evil that we have no moral authority to take any military action. Liberals think we’re really not much better than Iraq.
I disagree strongly with the liberal “hate the United States” viewpoint. Although I am extremely disappointed with our nation’s increasingly authoritarian and socialist agenda, we are still a nation of freedom, and our nation was founded on freedom. Through freedom and free market capitalism, not by conquest or evil, we became a great superpower.
Now, despite her poor arguments and general lack of useful content, someone has stooped to copying one of her posts verbatim without attribution, perhaps to get on the Libertarian Girl bandwagon (recognized by its vile pink paint job).
At 7:14 AM this morning, Libertarian Girl posted about Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. At 9:21 AM, the exact same post showed up on New York Night Owl’s blog. I guess she’s looking to tap into the same group of fawning ideologues (see here, here, and here) who are willing to overlook the poor writing and thinking in favor of a pretty face.
Message to Libertarian Girl: The world can do without any more Ann Coulter clones. Find your voice, learn from your critics, and try not to post unless you have something useful to say. Ignorant vitriol and vapid nihilism are so 90s.
Message to New York Night Owl: Plagiarism sucks.