Wednesday, June 10, 2015

I don't think anyone at the New York Times has been on a fishing boat.

If you think this is a "luxury speedboat", I have bad news for you. You're an idiot.

Why do I think that?

Well, because they think that the boat seen above is a "luxury speedboat".

A publisher paid him $800,000 to write a book about growing up as the son of Cuban immigrants.

In speeches, Mr. Rubio, a Florida Republican, spoke of his prudent plan for using the cash to finally pay off his law school loans, expressing relief that he no longer owed “a lady named Sallie Mae,” as he once called the lender.

But at the same time, he splurged on an extravagant purchase: $80,000 for a luxury speedboat, state records show. At the time, Mr. Rubio confided to a friend that it was a potentially inadvisable outlay that he could not resist. The 24-foot boat, he said, fulfilled a dream.
Now, don't get me wrong. It's a nice boat. But calling it a "luxury speedboat" is just incorrect. It's a center-console fishing boat, and here in America, lots of people have them. The thing that I want to explore is not why the people at the New York Times are idiots. I mean, they are. It's not really a big mystery. No, I'm interested in what they think this story accomplishes. What are we supposed to think after reading this story?

Are we supposed to think that Marco Rubio has too much money, and that he's another out of touch rich guy like Mitt Romney?

Or are we supposed to think that Marco Rubio doesn't have enough money and spends his small amount of money on trifling things?

I don't really think it's the first thing. I mean, clearly, he doesn't have as much money as the multi-millionaire Hillary Clinton. Because if we want to get into a debate about which candidates have luxury living, I'm pretty sure Hillary Clinton walks away with that prize.

So it has to be the second thing, right? The bird-brains at the NYT want us to think that Marco Rubio is just a small time guy who doesn't have much money but spends what he does have on a "luxury speedboat" to fulfill a dream.

The thing is, not having a lot of money and buying something like a fishing boat anyway probably describes a lot more Americans than you think.


  1. Character assassination of conservatives is sort of like crack cocaine for liberals.

  2. I don't really care about Rubio one way or the other but there's an unpleasant term for what they're scudding him of here. One that I'm sure wouldn't pass the PC test at New York Times.

    1. Yeah, I guess they could be trying to get you to think "Hey, look at this flashy Latin guy who spends money on boats". I'm not sure they're that clever. I think it's more along the lines of that they know this guy is a challenger to their preferred candidate, and they want to make him look bad - just like they did with Romney.

      The thing is, Rubio is actually more like most Americans than either Hillary or Romney. He gets speeding tickets, has a boat, and looks like a normal guy. Hillary on the other hand, is more like a Bond-villain than a normal person. She has secret e-mail servers, deletes thousands of e-mails, hasn't driven a car since the 90s, and interacts with the press about as much as TTed Kaczynski.

    2. The Unibomber lines a great one.

      I don't how my phone got scudding out of accusing...ha.

      Wake me up when a secessionist candidate appears.