So the monuments need guards to protect them from the very people for whom they were constructed?

Facepalm.

  • ObamaFail

    That last tweet shows how stupid the Dems and libs are. They can’t rewrite history or the facts, so they just accuse the right of alternative knowledge system. If anyone has an alternative knowledge system, it’s the left. Considering libs think the Constitution is outdated, they think people fighting FOR America are terrorists, they think illegals deserve more rights than citizens, and they think that merely criticizing a black man is the same as lynching him.

    • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

      I have alternator knowledge, does that count?

      • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

        That would still be more helpful than Frum.

      • Jack Deth

        I have a Haldon Collider, “Way Back Machine” in my basement.

        I reject your “Alternate Knowledge and Substitute My Own!”!!!

        *Apologies to Adam Savage of ‘Myth Busters’*

        • richard mcenroe

          Oh, yeah, well I have an oscillation overthruster!

          • Jack Deth

            Yes.

            But, is it “Sined”, “Sealed” and “Delivered”?

            Perfect Tommy says it won’t work otherwise.

        • nc ✓s & balances

          Focus, boys, focus.

        • Billie Slash

          Let’s just grease the flux capacitor……..

    • Attila

      Frum, another Bush gift that keeps on giving.

    • Garym

      Actually this “No Labels” clown is a Bushie. He calls himself a conservative.

      • Catchance

        He used to call himself a conservative… actually wrote for NRO. But they booted him out long ago for many reasons. Believe me, he’s no conservative. He’s not even a RINO.

    • SideTraKd

      “Accuse others of what you do”.

      All you need to know about the liberals is revealed the moment they start pointing fingers.

  • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

    Go home, Frump. You’re drunk.

  • adam

    That “whole alternative knowledge system” is called truth and facts as opposed to the liberals knowledge system of emotions and name calling.

    • drw

      Knowledge implies intelligence, “liberals knowledge system” is, I would submit, an oxymoron. Liberals are more akin to trained animals, when “master” occasionally feeds and fondles, self preserving “loyalty” is displayed, its simply in the training.

      • Michael Anderson (WB)

        Intelligence is the ability to properly use information/knowledge. Since liberals generally reject true knowledge they cannot claim intelligence.

  • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

    Yo, Dave. If the monuments are so important, why aren’t you pressing Obama and the Democrats to negotiate with the Republicans in good faith?

    • rippersnort

      That would take thought…of which the left side of the brain does not know why the other left side is missing…

    • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Democrats have no faith, good or otherwise. They do however, have bad intentions.

  • R.C.

    Is “alternative knowledge system” the Common Core definition for facts?

    • WisconsinPatriot

      When you do not like the way things really are, you just fuzzy them up a bit. There, that will do it!

  • Rabiddogg

    someone should run a FOIA to see if the park services dept is spending more or less in the DC park system now compared to before the shut down. if Obama is spending more now, we have our proof.

  • BoscoBolt

    David Frum trying to analyze this situation (or anything) is like Rachel Jeantel trying to read cursive.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      Why Bosco, that would be retarded!

  • bo1921

    Monuments don’t need protection from the producer class in America, but from the moocher class.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    davidfrum @davidfrum
    The political Right has acquired a whole alternative knowledge system …
    10:50 AM – 13 Oct 2013
    —————————-
    I smell libbie projection.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    “The political Right has acquired a whole alternative knowledge system …”

    Let’s play your game for a minute there, Frummy– on what basis are we supposed to conclude that what you term “knowledge” is, in fact, “knowledge”? And that the political Right, which at one time you had been identified with, is not in possession of it? Justify yourself, fool.

    The best explanation I’ve heard for “knowledge” is from the basically-libertarian philosopher, Robert Nozick– if you honestly believe something is the case, which actually IS the case, and your belief wouldn’t ever be at odds with the fact of the matter (i.e, if things change, you don’t cling to a belief, and if things stay the same, your belief in them doesn’t waver), then, you can be said to KNOW something.

    Do you honestly believe that we have a different way of acquiring knowledge from that which Nozick said? How did YOU acquire THAT knowledge? I’m waiting to hear this bit of comedy.

    • Eric D. Mertz #NeverTrump

      To quote my Philosophy 101 Professor: “Knowledge = Justified True Belief”

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Not to go too far afield with this, but E.L. Gettier of UMass (who’s still alive, AFAIK) about fifty years ago did a paper on how, since it’s possible to be “right, but for the wrong reason,” it’s possible that, working backwards, it might look like you “knew” something, when in fact it was actually a lucky guess. The question is more one of when the belief has been justified. Look him up.

        All this by way of saying that, when WE are right, they can always say, just a lucky guess– if they cannot somehow evade the issue altogether. But if they’re right (on, say, a factual, as opposed to policy issue) they’ll trot out the old “You’re entitled to your own opinion– not your own facts.”

  • NRPax

    Actually, it’s the barricades need protection. Now go home and wash the Obama out of your mouth Frum.

  • junkbondtrader41

    Mr, Frum, for the love of God, just go ahead and jump the damn fence, will you? LEAVE! Our backs are running out of spots for any more of your knives.

    And take Joe Scarborough with you!

  • Al’s Grandpa’s Ghost ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    “The political Right has acquired a whole alternative knowledge system”.

    You mean, the truth?

  • Jack Deth

    Blatherings from a nobody Obama ordained as a “conservative”. When no one in their right mind would consider the possibility.

  • Jack Deth

    Blatherings from a nobody Obama ordained as a “conservative”. When no one in their right mind would consider the possibility.

  • PatriotRG

    yes and left wing intellectuals are renowned for their non alternative thinking – he is a monumental d*ck

  • PatriotRG

    yes and left wing intellectuals are renowned for their non alternative thinking – he is a monumental d*ck

  • HeavyMetalPolkaMonkey

    durpa-durpa….

    • stuckinIL4now

      Apparently Forrest Gump was smarter cuz he knew enough to be able to admit he wasn’t a smart man.

      • floridavet

        But if he was like Rain Man, he could say, “I’m a smart man, I’m a very smart man.”

      • floridavet

        But if he was like Rain Man, he could say, “I’m a smart man, I’m a very smart man.”

    • stuckinIL4now

      Apparently Forrest Gump was smarter cuz he knew enough to be able to admit he wasn’t a smart man.

    • WisconsinPatriot

      The character Forest Gump was, in the end a much wiser man than the cold heartless idealog we have as “president”.

  • MNWoman

    He meant to say the government employs unicorns to protect the monuments, you guys.

  • MNWoman

    He meant to say the government employs unicorns to protect the monuments, you guys.

  • beebop1952

    I guess facts represent an alternative knowledge system?

  • floridavet

    Do you mean those monuments that are basically open memorials, with no fences, and normally no rangers in attendance…are those the ones the rangers must come out of furlough on overtime to protect?

    Your f**king logic is seriously flawed, dude.

  • floridavet

    Do you mean those monuments that are basically open memorials, with no fences, and normally no rangers in attendance…are those the ones the rangers must come out of furlough on overtime to protect?

    Your f**king logic is seriously flawed, dude.

  • Rhonda

    The stupidity is astounding!

  • Rhonda

    The stupidity is astounding!

  • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

    Because unprotected and undefended granite and concrete might . . . okay, I’m still at a loss.

  • Richard Wayne

    #goplayintrafficdavidfrum

  • Joe

    “Knowledge system”? Is that just you stating your perceived moral and social superiority? Supremacist of sorts?

    • MarcusFenix

      Actually, most conservatives call this alternate knowledge system by a few different titles, such as “reality” and “facts”. These are alien concepts to members of the left.

  • Joe

    Notice no one is breaking down the barrycades at the MLK memorial!

  • kateorjane

    I could understand Frummie’s logic if he was talking about places that had round the clock guards BEFORE the govt shutdown. Outdoor places don’t routinely have NP guards so why are we paying/not paying them to put up Barrycades to keep us away?

  • Paul

    that is such lame BS. on a regular night in DC you can just walk right up to any of those monuments and there won’t be a soul around.

    this is just little Barry Soetero being the spiteful, petulant punk ass bitch that he is. that is all. you proggie drones need to come to terms with the fact that you voted (twice) for an incompetent, marxist bitch.

  • exceller

    Leave Frum alone you guys. He has to be inconsolable with the government shutdown and all.

  • dogwonder

    I can’t stand Frum, another progressive conservative tarted up as a real conservative. Yea open air monuments need the National Guard, sure buttercup what’s next using blimps to protect clouds?

  • Guest

    David Frum is as conservative as John McCain or Lindsey Graham

    • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

      ^^ True Story.

  • Guest

    “It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.”-RWR

  • Ted H.

    “It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.

    • TocksNedlog

      What’s a “centry”?

      • Ted H.

        Dunno, gonna file a complaint with the interwebz graphics dept asap, get this thing back on track

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    David Frum, That’s the dumbest thing I read all day, there aren’t any rangers there when it is open, bless your heart.

  • The Jackal

    Alternative Knowledge! What the Hell does that mean?

    • TexSizzle

      In this case, the truth.

  • Zefal

    …based on sanity. frum, you might want to try it once.

  • Janice LEE

    So where were the guards when green paint was thrown on the Lincoln Memorial?
    Huh huh huh

  • TocksNedlog

    And the reason why all of these Park Service rangers that are putting up the barricades can’t supervise the safety of visitors to the memorials, instead, is WHAT?

  • TocksNedlog

    The signs at the Barrycades specifically say that the memorials remain accessible for First Amendment activities; “the right of the people to peaceably assemble” IS a First Amendment activity. Got it, ya fukkin Canuck?!

  • SideshowJon36

    Anyone who’s ever been to DC knows that there are no Rangers on the mall in DC, nor near the Lincoln, Jefferson, or FDR memorials

  • Frustrated Teacher

    “The political Right has acquired a whole alternative knowledge system …” – David Frum referring to this ethereal concept known as ‘truth’.

  • rivers

    Why is he still here? And why is he such a shill? What would an audit turn up on him, or, what kind of dirt has been collected by the NSA from his phone calls?

  • Walter

    ” a whole alternative knowledge system” is synonym for “truth”. Not surprised he didn’t recognize it.

  • Paul C.

    The MASK is coming off Odrama, his true colors are showing………………”either my way or I’ll make it hurt”.

  • Ed McDowell

    How come local war memorials like in my town don’t need guards to protect them from people who come to pay their respects?

  • detroit19

    Really? OPEN air monuments? The only people those need protection from are people who think like David Frum..

  • Judy Reinhardt

    So did you, David. So did you. How are your 30 pieces of silver feeling now that the left likes you?