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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Rhines View Post

    Seriously, I'm glad you asked! Metrocon is a portmanteau of the words "Metrosexual" and "Conservative." It describes a person who self-describes as politically conservative, but who exhibits a concern with image, appearance, dress, and style more typical of urban liberals. Metrocons can be found all over Washington DC, but especially between Dupont Circle and K Street NW in the lower 20's.

    I'm not sure that the term Metrocon accurately describes David Frum, who is not particularly conservative, and usually appears to have purchased his suits at Target. But, it will have to do until a better descriptor comes along.
    Urban dictionary has an interesting definition that expands a tiny bit on how you defined it:


    Metrocons typically derive their worldview from some sort of intellectual reasoning, as opposed to soaking up the worldview from base emotions, reflexes and socializing with like-minded people, like hardcore people of other political orientations typically do. This makes them typically much more tolerant than other conservatives are, so metrocons are often viewed by hardcore conservatives as 'fake' or 'meek' or not genuine, somewhat similar to RINOs (Republican In Name Only), with an obvious difference, though: RINOs can be rural or metropolitan.
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=metrocon

    I love how pretentious that definition is....

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    Metrocon: A large and serious-looking herbivore often found grazing the veldts of National Review, Fox News panels, and the Wall Street Journal editorial page. While hawkish on foreign policy and capable of mouthing all the proper social values shibboleths, they are generally fiscal moderates and only seem opposed to government power when it's Democrats that are wielding it. The easiest way to distinguish them from the carnivorous creatures they mimic and shelter among for protection is to ask them to count to ten. If they say "One, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten," you've cornered yourself a metrocon. Frum and Will are notable examples, and the largest specimen in captivity is Krauthammer.

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Tamara View Post
    Metrocon: A large and serious-looking herbivore often found grazing the veldts of National Review, Fox News panels, and the Wall Street Journal editorial page. While hawkish on foreign policy and capable of mouthing all the proper social values shibboleths, they are generally fiscal moderates and only seem opposed to government power when it's Democrats that are wielding it. The easiest way to distinguish them from the carnivorous creatures they mimic and shelter among for protection is to ask them to count to ten. If they say "One, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten," you've cornered yourself a metrocon. Frum and Will are notable examples, and the largest specimen in captivity is Krauthammer.
    You win.....



    on a side note a metrocon is also one of the largest Anmie conventions in the country.....seems fitting

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    I'm not so sure they know about "four" either.
    In a sort of ghastly simplicity we remove the organ and demand the function. We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.Ē ― C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

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    Quote Originally Posted by NETim View Post
    I'm not so sure they know about "four" either.
    They do, but only if you're not on drugs, or engaged in being swarthy in public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamara View Post
    Metrocon: A large and serious-looking herbivore often found grazing the veldts of National Review, Fox News panels, and the Wall Street Journal editorial page. While hawkish on foreign policy and capable of mouthing all the proper social values shibboleths, they are generally fiscal moderates and only seem opposed to government power when it's Democrats that are wielding it. The easiest way to distinguish them from the carnivorous creatures they mimic and shelter among for protection is to ask them to count to ten. If they say "One, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten," you've cornered yourself a metrocon. Frum and Will are notable examples, and the largest specimen in captivity is Krauthammer.
    Buckley they are not. Certainly.
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    Sadly I am going to need the counting thing spelled out for me.
    If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever. -George Orwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuse View Post
    Sadly I am going to need the counting thing spelled out for me.
    Amendments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuse View Post
    Sadly I am going to need the counting thing spelled out for me.
    Skipped the 2...the 2nd amendment.
    --Josh
    "Scan and assess? No, I'm just looking around to see if anyone saw me yoink the last shot..."

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    Doh

    Roger

    Was trying desperately in my head to line them up with elections or election years, somehow.
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