Friday, May 4, 2007

A tragic loss

Last night, we Political Animals on the left lost a dear, dear friend.

Our comrade in arms against Republican fecklessness and perfidy, Jayarbee, passed away after struggling with a brief but serious illness. All of us who frequent the boards at PA will miss him terribly. He was a strong, intelligent and witty voice articulating our positions, and I am better for having interacted with him.

In his honor, I searched the Political Animal archives for some of his finest commentary. If I posted everything he ever wrote that was worthy, this post would need it’s own blog.

Apart from the fact that your link doesn't work, you continue your disingenuousness by equating some random war protester's placard with an article in a major newspaper which gets spread all across freeperland and lands on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Damn, you're stupid. Posted by: jayarbee on February 16, 2007 at 7:51 PM | PERMALINK


EX-LIBERAL: Maybe that bomb was built in Iran. Maybe the way to end that sort of atrocity is to do something to prevent Iran from sending more bombs into Iraq.

Your guys build their wars on maybes. They drop bombs on tiny babies and other innocents, ripping apart their bodies, based on maybes. They imprison and torture people based on maybes. They harass brown people based on maybes. Maybe you are a serial killer. What should we do about you? Posted by: jayarbee on February 12, 2007 at 7:54 PM | PERMALINK


JOINT CHIEFS CHM. GEN. PETER PACE: I would not say based on what I know that the Iranian government clearly knows or is complicit.

Like he could possibly know as much Dick Cheney (or ex-liberal). Where does this guy get off? Iran is killing our troops and Pace is enabling them with statements like this. Traitor!

Are we going to let the Iranians get away with killing our troops over a quibble like this? Doesn't he realize how powerful these Iranian weapons are? Well, America has powerful weapons, too. And we'll use them to defend ourselves from attacks by powerful nations like Iran who hate our freedoms.

America is peace loving; but when our very way of life is threatened by the world's most powerful weapons and history's most monstrous dictator, we make the sacrifices necessary to protect this great land. The recent revelations by anonymous sources as reported in the NYT make it clear that now is the time to destroy the hated regime in Iran. That innocent men, women, children and babies will die and many thousands of others suffer collateral damage is unfortunate, but, at his age, Vice President Cheney (and ex-liberal) has no other way to get his rocks off.

For the love of all that is sacred and flaccid, we must bomb them NOW! Posted by: jayarbee on February 13, 2007 at 2:38 AM | PERMALINK


JAY: Hey Al, the "mission accomplished" banner was hung in reference to the USS Lincoln completing it's tour.

Yeah, because whenever a naval vessel completes its tour, it sails back to the U.S., then stops dead in the water about thirty miles from port and sits there overnight waiting on the President to fly in with a puffy crotch so that, under a giant banner designed by the White House and emblazoned with the words "Mission Accomplished," he can deliver a victory speech announcing that "major combat operations have ended." Routine stuff; happens every day. Posted by: jayarbee on February 20, 2007 at 10:21 AM | PERMALINK


The IAEA and UN always side with the evil ones; we just can't trust them. The only answer is to go into Iran and have a look around ourselves. If we don't find anything, it's only because they've moved it across the border--probably to Iraq! Because the intelligence we get from Cheney's Special Plans is always good. Well, their only weakness is somehow missing it whenever weapons are transported across international borders. Posted by: jayarbee on February 25, 2007 at 12:49 PM | PERMALINK


Every time you think you've heard every ridiculous, stupid, hypocritical and cognitive dissonant thing these guys could say, along comes someone like Beck to grab the crown as the authoritarian right's biggest fool. He's actually telling us that if we just followed the directions of the Muslims--his avowed enemies--all would be well. We won't have to kill them anymore if we just do what they tell us to do! Posted by: jayarbee on February 22, 2007 at 8:53 PM | PERMALINK

His troll-whacking skills were unmatched and scathing, and a brass ring we will all continue to reach for.

Godspeed, Jayarbee – You made us all think, laugh, and think some more. Thanks for spending some of your limited time on this mortal coil fighting the good progressive fight.

Friends and fellows are encouraged to leave their thought and condolences in comments.

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