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Glenn Reynolds responds to Kos' whining about his mistreatment and victimization. That's what Kos' main issue is now, he's moved on from the post about being a victim of his environment to being a victim of Glenn Reynolds. (The usual disclamer: I have no idea what today's link to Kos may link to tomorrow.)
As a result of all this brutality by Glenn, The Daily Kos moves ahead of Instapundit for daily visits. (As of this link. Your results may vary.)
Just as "Fisk" became part of internet jargon, I'm thinking "Kos" needs to have a standard usage, and not in a kind way. Suggestions?Posted by James at April 3, 2004 10:22 PM
Let it happen naturally, James. Don't force it. When someone else acts like KOS has been acting, you'll know it.Posted by Alex F at April 3, 2004 10:27 PM
when someone makes an idiotic/hateful remark and responds to criticism by developing a victim/martyr complex?Posted by Chris Arabia at April 3, 2004 10:32 PM
James, you mean like
I suppose I could Kos this entry and place a different one here, now that Glenn Reynolds has linked it.
Or would that be too nice a usage?Posted by Greyhawk at April 3, 2004 10:33 PM
I like that, Greyhawk! That's a keeper!Posted by Kevin Baker at April 3, 2004 10:36 PM
By the way, I personally don't think that was Kos' motivation for saying what he did. Though likely he'll try to use that daily visits fact to charge more for any blog ads to replace the ones he lost.Posted by Greyhawk at April 3, 2004 10:46 PM
Glenn reynolds peed on the wall at LongbranchPosted by heebyjaco at April 3, 2004 11:37 PM
Posted by Ottoe at April 3, 2004 11:46 PM
I love that first comment on the Kos page. The one about 1776.
Awwwwww, quit yer kossing!Posted by Brian at April 3, 2004 11:57 PM
There is a definite need for a pun on cosplay here. For those who don't know what cosplay is, run a google search for "Japanese fetishes." I can see it now:
"The latest blogger to engage in Kosplay just got called out on Instapundit..."Posted by John Beck at April 4, 2004 12:37 AM
How about, "I need to take a kos"?Posted by oldtimer at April 4, 2004 01:42 AM
"Kos and affect": The act of saying something cruel and inane, and then affecting a self-righteous "victim" attitude.Posted by EGC7 at April 4, 2004 02:16 AM
Let me amend slightly, for clarity:
"Kos and affect": The act of saying something cruel, offensive, stupid or inane, and then affecting a self-righteous "victim" attitude when people take your sorry ass to task for it.Posted by EGC7 at April 4, 2004 02:19 AM
The New York Times editors will be trying to figure out what I'm saying the next time I write to them about one of their errors.
"I would completely understand the situation if you corrected your error. Instead, you just pulled a Kos. I expect more professional behavior from your news organization."Posted by Blackfive at April 4, 2004 02:25 AM
How about, "Just KOS." To be used as an unwitty retort in the place of rational argument when arguing with anyone in possession of facts. Example:
Hate-Infested Leftist: "No blood for oil! Bush is Hitler!"
Resonable person: "I think you must be referring to France when it comes to sacrificing someone's blood for Iraq's oil. And don't you know anything about Nazi Germany? How can you say that Bush is Hitler?"
Hate Infested Leftist: "Just KOS!"
(Note that Hate-Infested Leftists tend to only write sentences with exclamation points.)
What do you expect from a koshole like Zuniga?Posted by Arty at April 4, 2004 02:31 AM
Kos's new nickname: Wormtongue.
Here's to hoping he keeps his forked tongue between his teeth.Posted by Gandalf at April 4, 2004 02:58 AM
Plug "Do the Hustle" into that rusty old
8-track & sing along.
Dut dut dut
dee dut dut
Do the Kossel
Coincidentally, I think we just had the first post-"screw them" example of pulling a Kos.Posted by dorkafork at April 4, 2004 03:29 AM
I suppose that when Kos made those reprehensible statements about the four dead contractors that he a-kos-ted them. I'd say akos would be a pretty good verb describing a craven attack on good men. The left akosses our soldiers in Iraq on a regular basis.Posted by Mark L. at April 4, 2004 03:34 AM
KOS = Knock Out Self-inflicted
"Don't KOS yourself with that post."
"The Democratic Underground KOS themselves so often they have bruises all over their faces."
SDAI-Tech1Posted by SDAI-Tech1 at April 4, 2004 03:34 AM
Kos my butt.Posted by Buster at April 4, 2004 05:53 AM
Wow, none of you have EVER said anything you later realized was in the heat of the moment and inappropriate? Wow. I guess, of course, that you're all commie athiests who never read the bible and realized that it must be "he who has not sinned" to cast the first stone.Posted by Justin at April 4, 2004 06:52 AM
Yep, I have spouted off on occasion. When the brain fart was over, I apologized. That is what a mature person does. Instead of doing the right thing, Zuniga proclaimed that he was a victim.
"Wow, none of you have EVER said anything you later realized was in the heat of the moment and inappropriate?"
Yes, absolutely. But I have NEVER NEVER (and never will) said something that showed that I think that fellow citizens deservered to be mutilated (by children as well) and hung up from bridges, simply because they were paid well for what they were doing.
And lets not make any mistake here, no matter how much they were getting paid, these people were guarding food shipments for christs sakes, food for the Iraqi people.
I feel nothing but disgust for that piece of crap KOS and I'm not even American, but I sure do feel sorry for anyone who thinks his comments were simply "inapropriate" His comment of "screw them" was nothing less than blackhearted at the very least.Posted by Michael at April 4, 2004 10:00 AM
So every blogger who made a snide comment about the dead UN workers when their headquarters was bombed, every blogger who made a cute quip about the dead in the French heat wave, every blogger who posted a pancake joke about Rachel Corrie, every blogger who suggested that civilian Iraqi deaths were a valid part of a campaign to teach "them" all a lesson...
You're going to de-link every single one of them?
Or you're going to wallow in rancid hypocrisy?
"So every blogger who made a snide comment about the dead UN workers when their headquarters was bombed, every blogger who made a cute quip"
That one won't fly this time because KOS wasn't making a snide comment, he wasn't making a cute quip, he was deadly serious. There's a huge difference. Lefty bloggers are just as well versed at making "inappropriate", tacky and crass comments about people suffering as anyone else, but has every single one of them been taken to task for it? of course not, and thats because there's a line that everyone knows exists, a line where tacky and crass become heartless and downright disgusting. It may get a bit blurred sometimes for the sake of point scoring but there was nothing blurry about the KOS comment, it was way, way over that line.Posted by Michael at April 4, 2004 12:14 PM
Of course Kos is a victim. Nothing can ever be the fault of the liberal left. Who are decent and good and have a justifiable outrage at "mercenaries" protecting food shipments from bandits and theives, instead of... hmmm...
To Kos, people don't matter. Labels do. What your tag says is what identifies you as good or evil. Mercenary bad, even when that merc is trying to make sure food gets to folks who need it.
Also it is apparent that Kos suffers from his inability to understand the concept "pack, not a heard"Posted by Ben at April 4, 2004 02:34 PM
Also there is a big difference between Rachiel Corrie trying to stop Israel from defending itself by stupidly getting in front of a bulldozer, and the four security guards, (excuse me, "mercenaries") guarding a food shipment and getting killed and bodies mutilated for it.
Moral relativism is a nice concept, but it simply does not work. If one moral system says its okay to kill folks who are different, especially if they are Jewish, or American, and another moral system says it ain't, then the two systems are mutually exclusive, contradictory. And they can't both be right in any system of logic known to human beings.Posted by Ben at April 4, 2004 02:43 PM
Kos is a nasty boy. Some years back he posted on a listserv serving Hispanic Americans and Latino Americans something along the lines that one day he will teach the "white man" when latinos become majority. I have always asked him about this, and then no response. He is a no-good lying, lefty. He is so much partisan that he breeds ANSWER, etc. in his blog. Then his cheerleaders hide your comments. It is a sick blog. I no longer visit. I want that SOB to lose the election predictions. JFK is going to lose (KOS, then where will you go? Talk to Osama in a Cave).
Ali Karim BeyPosted by Ali Karim Bey at April 4, 2004 04:39 PM
A posting was made on daily kos. The people hide it as I wanted to know more about kos.
USCPosted by US Citizen at April 4, 2004 05:37 PM
I don't know if you know all the facts, but Kos did apologize, and he took down the offending comments.
And I don't see how being cute, snide, and gloaty is actually LESS, and not MORE offensive.Posted by Justin at April 4, 2004 07:57 PM
Justin, you actually did read the original post, the weak "sorta"-apology that replaced it, and then Kos' follow-up brag post, didn't you?
What he calls an apology, isn't. He falls back on the "I didn't mean it" ploy, then whips out the victim card, as he reminices about his bad childhood experiences.
Later, when he sees that there won't be much of a backlash, he posts this:
"Oh, they're doing their best to turn me into the devil, and they're making racist comments about my heritage and family and threatening to kick my ass -- you know, typical right-wing shit.
But if that's the best they can throw at me, I'll simply echo Kerry.
Bring it on."
That sounds like real regret to me. (snort)
What also sticks out like a sore thumb is his complete ignorance about the "mercenaries" in Iraq. The majority of them are former US servicemen, so the distinction between "noble soldiers" and "diry mercs" is not only inappropriate, it's inaccurate as well.
I posted something about this on my own blog here.
Ya know when you eat alot of spicy food and you're up with the Kos' all night?
Yeah that sucks.
That one won't fly this time because KOS wasn't making a snide comment, he wasn't making a cute quip, he was deadly serious.
Oh, Michael, grow up. Now you expect us to really believe that you and the rest of the freeping right-wing universe actually aren't serious when you make your hate-filled little screeds about the French, about homosexuals, about minorities, about dead Iraqi civilians, etc etc. It's jokes between friends right? They're all snide "quips", right?
You haven't even got the balls to take responsibility for your own words.
What incredible hypocrisy. You people have the bravery of field mice.Posted by Bush at April 5, 2004 12:31 AM
What better way to avenge the horrible deaths of non-Iraqis, by piling on a blogger who said something you didn't like. You are all grade A heroes.Posted by Buck at April 5, 2004 02:31 AM
What better way to avenge the horrible deaths of non-Iraqis, by piling on bloggers who said something you didn't like. You are a grade A hero, Buck.Posted by CantAdmitKosWasWrong at April 6, 2004 06:31 PM Hide Comments | Show/Add Comments in Popup Window(37) | (Note: You must refresh main page to view newly posted comments here)