Bradlee Dean: Terrible Writer

I was reading the latest screed by Bradlee Dean in the Worldnutdaily and I was struck not only by the absurdity of his ideas but by how badly he writes. He writes like a typical high school student, using words he doesn’t understand and odd sentences to try to sound more intelligent than he is. To wit:

If the SPLC cannot force schools through totalitarian means to accept its “Mix It Up at Lunch Day,” then it will defend Obama’s hand-picked, degenerate, radical homosexual Dan Savage, founder of the It Gets Better Project. A man who touts around under the guise of “anti-bullying,” and who earlier this year assailed high school students who take a biblical stance on homosexuality at a high school journalism conference.

A man who touts around? I don’t think he knows what that word means. Do they not have editors at WND? Was there no one to read a draft and ask him what the hell that could possibly mean? And the last sentence is actually a sentence fragment.

As you know, the socialist-communist agenda has always had a problem with how to defend and promote an indefensible agenda, dedicating themselves by covertly undermining and ultimately destroying American society as to implementing socialism/communism.

That’s just a big hot mess. What is the “as to” doing in there? And what does it mean? This is the kind of writing that gives English teachers ulcers.

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  • Michael Heath

    Bradlee Dean:

    As you know, the socialist-communist agenda has always had a problem with how to defend and promote an indefensible agenda, dedicating themselves by covertly undermining and ultimately destroying American society as to implementing socialism/communism.

    This is clearly inspired of God as channeled through Sarah Palin.

    If some wide spaces show-up between some words in the block-quote above, that wasn’t due to anything I did. They’re showing up in Preview with my having no idea why. Perhaps wide-stance Larry Craig is taking possession of Ed’s blog because we’ve mentioned Minnesotan Bradlee Dean a sufficient number of times to get Sen. Craig’s attention.

  • Taz

    The agenda has a problem with its agenda?

  • http://peopleofpublictransport.wordpress.com Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

    If he uses coherent English, the liberal educators win.

  • =8)-DX

    What an inspiring piece which enfolds the very essence of conservatism as it were.

  • http://www.holytape.etsy.com holytape

    Your title for this post is too long. It should be Bradlee Dean: Terrible. He is a terrible writer. He is a terrible thinker. He’s a terrible person. I would even wager that he is a terrible driver and a terrible cook.

  • A Hermit

    And in the midst of that hot mess he accuses the SPLC (apparently now a “homosexual activist group”…I guess all that whole civil rights thing in the 60’s was just a clever diversionary tactic?) of “misusing language…

    Too funny.

  • A Hermit

    And I just wrote “all that whole…” The spirit of the Palin-ites is overpowering also too…

  • http://festeringscabofrealityblogspot.com fifthdentist

    Those with perfect faith have no need of perfect grammar and word use; their sheep will understand them.

    All they have to do is throw out “radical homosexual” and link it to the nebulous “socialist-communist agenda”* and the target audience gets the meaning: “Four legs good, two legs better!”

    * A catch-all for “anything I don’t like/understand/involves teh icky buttsecks.”

  • http://cheapsignals.blogspot.com Gretchen

    Is the agenda an “it” or a “themselves”? And Dan Savage is Obama’s hand-picked homosexual for what? Did the president select him to be gay? I didn’t know sexual orientation worked by presidential fiat.

  • Nepenthe

    Presumably anyone analytical (and anal) enough to be an editor would spontaneously combust upon entering WND headquarters.

  • Jeremy Shaffer

    Gretchen at 9:

    And Dan Savage is Obama’s hand-picked homosexual for what? Did the president select him to be gay? I didn’t know sexual orientation worked by presidential fiat.

    Right- wingers seem to believe that gays are made through child molestation so I guess Dean is claiming that Obama used his time machine to moleste Dan Savage as a child. Hence the use of the phrase “hand- picked”.

  • slc1

    Re Michael Heath @ #1

    Even though MH doesn’t want me to address him any more, I will note that it appears that block-quoting for some reason is causing both left and right justification.

  • http://aceofsevens.wordpress.com Ace of Sevens

    Libertarian Dan Savage is a commie socialist?

  • MyPetSlug

    He’s enbiggened us all with his cromulent article.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    An editor at WND would be as useful as tits on an alligator. I’ll retract that. Tits on an alligator would be much more useful.

    slc1:

    So, people don’t want you to address them? It’s never stopped me–and look at all the friends I have!

  • http://cheapsignals.blogspot.com Gretchen

    Libertarian Dan Savage is a commie socialist?

    Ardent Obama supporter Dan Savage who maintains that gays absolutely must vote Democrat is a Libertarian?

  • matty1

    And what does it mean?

    Allow me to translate.

    “Look at me, look at me, look at meeee!”

    I think that’s pretty much his message.

  • http://rockstarramblings.blogspot.com/ Bronze Dog

    He writes like a typical high school student, using words he doesn’t understand and odd sentences to try to sound more intelligent than he is.

    I wonder how many wingnuts draw inspiration from Ayn Rand. I don’t just mean the ideas, I mean the terrible writing.

  • sinned34

    “Gays bad. Obama make Thag mad. You no like Obama, send Thag money. Also, too. Ugh.”

  • http://windaelicker.worpress.com mikmik

    At least under socialism he would get a proper education at a public school.

  • http://aceofsevens.wordpress.com Ace of Sevens

    Ardent Obama supporter Dan Savage who maintains that gays absolutely must vote Democrat is a Libertarian?

    Severaal writers have described him as such without protest from him. He defended Ron Paul and he filled in for Andrew Sullivan, where he didn’t take a notably different stance on anything. Voting for Obama only seems odd if you think libertarianism is just a front for Republicans.

  • baal

    #12 @slc1

    It’s important to fully justify block quotes.

  • http://cheapsignals.blogspot.com Gretchen

    Severaal writers have described him as such without protest from him. He defended Ron Paul and he filled in for Andrew Sullivan, where he didn’t take a notably different stance on anything. Voting for Obama only seems odd if you think libertarianism is just a front for Republicans.

    I’d say voting for Obama only seems odd if you think being a libertarian means something, but that’s just me. Generally speaking I call people what they call themselves, and to my knowledge Dan Savage does not call himself a libertarian.

  • Trebuchet

    Not defending the idiot here, but “touts around” is probably a simple typo. The “T” key is next to the “R”.

  • marcus

    “If the SPLC cannot force schools through totalitarian means to accept its “Mix It Up at Lunch Day,” then it will defend Obama’s hand-picked, degenerate, radical homosexual Dan Savage, founder of the It Gets Better Project , a man who touts around under the guise of “anti-bullying,” and who earlier this year assailed high school students who take a biblical stance on homosexuality at a high school journalism conference.”

    There fixed it. The punctuation anyways. It is really just one long incoherent sentence. IMHFO there is no way to either make this a rational statement or to reduce the complete ignorance of the “writer” as he seems immune to logical reasoning.

  • reddiaperbaby1942

    Dear Ed, you know you shouldn’t pick on stupid people, they can’t help being stupid! The baby jesus and his daddy love them just the same! (Since any proposition about a non-existent entity is meaningless,I feel pretty safe saying this.)

  • =8)-DX

    Dan Savage is (as far as I can see) libertarian only as far as he is sex-positive.

    He’s very much about “you can do what you want and should’nt be shunned for it as long as you don’t hurt anyone” on the sex front.

    He’s also libertarian concerning drug-use (mainly weed, alcohol).

    I can’t remember a single podcast of his where he’d go ranting about free markets, the gold standard or a small state. He pretty much fits the “libertarian as far as my progressive values go” bracket.

  • Aliasalpha

    Do they not have editors at WND? Was there no one to read a draft and ask him what the hell that could possibly mean? 

    Wouldn’t that imply that they actually care? Happily I’ve never been subjected to the WND but your descriptions make it seem like the cheapest vehicle for ads they can manage, appealing to the lowest common denominator and assuming their audience will see any word they don’t understand as both evidence of the genius of the writer and as validation of whatever prejudice they have against the target of the article.

  • Tony •Queer Duck Overlord of The Bronze•

    Gretchen:

    And Dan Savage is Obama’s hand-picked homosexual for what? Did the president select him to be gay? I didn’t know sexual orientation worked by presidential fiat.

    The President used Mr. Savage as a test subject for his Destruction of Marriage Agenda (oooh, another DOMA). Perhaps I shouldn’t say that too loud. There might be a right wing nutcase lurking.