April 27, 2009

Gee, No Wonder David Brooks Is So Eager To Pleasure The Messiah

Notice something about the people mentioned in this article about who gets to attend super secret dinners with these movers and shakers?

Seriously, I have rambled on and on about how to Beltway Yachtsmen Republicans, being on the A-List to the top flight dinners and parties matters more than anything else. Sadly, this story proves it.

Now, I just wonder if Kathleen Parker, Allahpundit, Peggy Noonan, George Will, David Frum, and David Gergen are jealous, and what they will do to get on the list as well.

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okay I may set up a swag drop for this

Behold! The Flaming Bacon Lance of Death!

I think Capt. James T. Kirk would have to agree that this is all the awesome ever.

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Noted failure and anti-Semite Jimmy Carter advocates disarming the American public

Anti-Semitism and disarmament...where have I seen that combination before?

Just a reminder of Jimmy Carter's history of firearm safety,


To Sybil,

Lamentably, I killed your cat while trying just to sting it. It was crouched, as usual, under one of our bird feeders & I fired from some distance with bird shot. It may ease your grief somewhat to know that the cat was buried properly with a prayer & that I’ll be glad to get you another of your choice.

I called & came by your house several times. We will be in the Dominican Republic until Thursday. I’ll see you then.

Love, Jimmy

Jimmy Carter is the last person on earth that should be preaching to us about firearms or firearms safety, given his own irresponsible behavior with them, what a stupid asshole.

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But where did the point go?

Can anyone tell me what the point of this story is besides poverty porn?

I was going to take some potshots at the article but, frankly, there's something about the tone of it that puts me on edge.  To start with, I most certainly hope that the reporter got permission from the people whose names are given to use their names and reveal to the world their financial straits.  Then there's the details about the woman looking for work, such as her clothing, etc., that I assume are meant to be evocative of a woman dressing up to look for a job.  But there's a tenor to it of "Oi!  Look at the female Pooricus Southern Workeramus as she goes about her ritual preparations".  Maybe that's just me.

I must say, I'm stunned that it's being presented in the timeline manner used.  There's no Bush bashing.  And the comments the main figure of the article makes about the tea party are, pretty much, exactly what you'd expect from a woman who is an Obama supporter.  Sure, I don't agree with her, but she's fully free to express her opinion.  Besides, it's quite revealing of her mindset.

I simply can't figure out the *point*.  Yes, times are hard.  Yes, rural communities are hit harder.  Yes, people struggle to make ends meet.  It's simply that this seems like a way for more affluent readers of the WaPo to get a frission of "oh those poor dears".  And that pisses me off.  It certainly seems as if the people involved are struggling to do the best they can in their circumstances.  Their lives are not my amusement.  Look, I've been in that position, I've had to decide which will be turned off first, the electric or the phone.  I most certainly would not want anyone using that portion of my life to prove some kind of oblique point or to make people feel pity for me. 

Or maybe I'm just pissy because it's hot and I'm still coming off a migraine.  But there's just *something* about that article that makes me feel as if the writer was trying to hold up the dignity of the poor or some such and instead did quite the opposite.  

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Not-so-random thought

Does anyone else thing that, in the spirit of "never letting a good crisis go to waste," we'll suddenly be hearing TOTUS say that we need universal health care now, without any debate, lest the Swine Flu overtake the less fortunate members of our society?

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April 26, 2009

This is why I can't stand Apple

My best friend is a Mac guy.  He has an iPhone, and it seems like a decent device, but the "apps" are getting ridiculous.  The dumbass in the following video was on the local Fox news broadcast the other night, wearing his stupid white top hat:

It's become a toy for hipster doofuses now.  I don't need that.  I don't need any of the stupid shit that you can do with some trendy little trinket that you shelled out hundreds of dollars for just so you can look cool.  And I'm certainly not gonna line up at the Apple Store every time they release some new product.  Fuck that

I've mentioned this before, but do you know what my cell phone does?  It allows me to make phone calls.

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The imprisonment of Roxana Saberi

Well, last time enough noise was made to get the Yemenis to release that other journalist, let's see if we can go two for two and get the Iranians to release Saberi.  The regime held a show trial and sentenced her to eight years, initially accusing her of buying wine, then declaring that she was caught spying.

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Gee, wonder why that is...

At the end of this screed about how the media is upset with Dear Leader's press team, we have this gem:

When covering the White House, said Time's Michael Scherer, "the real substance of reporting doesn't take place in on-camera briefings."

And off-camera, Scherer said the press team has been more helpful than it was during the presidential campaign.

"Even when it's a story that they're not happy I'm doing," Scherer said, "they have not shut me out."
I'm curious as to which of the multiple cover stories about Obama that Time has done this year was viewed negatively by New Messiah.

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Give the man a break!

I mean, in the interest of fairness, he hasn't even had 100 days of executive experience.  I mean, ever, in his entire life.  So, there's that. 

Also, he kind of deserves some credit for sticking with the job for this long without declaring that he wants to run for Pope or something.  Yeah.

Besides, mistakes are why pencils have erasers and we have do-over elections.

Oh, wait...

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April 25, 2009

Saturday Night perfection

I love her more than there are words to express.

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What the?

Although everything bacon-related is hot right now (and rightly so!) somehow, I doubt that this will be making the bestseller list.

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Mexican swine flu spreading, Madagascar closes ports

Ruh-roh.  Let's hope this ends up being avian flu 2.0 and just fizzles.

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Thank you for being a friend.

Bea Arthur, dead at 86.

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Cashing in

I get it. Barack Obama is popular—for now, at least. And you'd like to make a buck or two off of that. But I'm getting sick and tired of this kind of thing, which I've been seeing from several companies as of late...

Did you stop and think that maybe you might be alienating just a few customers by doing this? I mean, it's not as if you're being exactly subtle about what you're doing. People (around 48% of them) might notice.

And if anybody else can remember a new President being shamelessly marketed like this within out lifetime, well, I can't think of a way to end that sentence, really.

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April 24, 2009

George W. Bush's greatest sin

No, it wasn't that he was teh stoopid or that he was a fascist. It turns out that the problem with Bush—and every other President we've ever had, it seems—was that unlike Obama, he was a square:

During his first 100 days as president of the United States, Barack Obama revealed how different he is from all the white men who preceded him in the Oval Office, and the differences run deeper — in substance and style — than the color of his skin.

Barack Hussein Obama is the nation’s first hip president.

This, of course, is subject to debate. But watch him walk. Listen to him talk. See the body language, the expressions, the clothes. He’s got attitude, rhythm, a sense of humor, contemporary tastes.
And that's just what we need most of all in a time of crisis. A guy who won't make the kids roll their eyes when they're seen with him out in public. Yeah.

I mean, according to Politico's Sam Fulwood III, he just can't help but be a hepcat. Check out the next paragraph, Daddy-O (with my emphasis):
This much is clear: Whether dealing with the Wall Street mess, shifting troops from Iraq to Afghanistan or fumbling to fill his Cabinet, Obama leans heavily on personal panache to push political policies. Truth be told, his style is rooted in something elusive and hard to define. Pure and simple, it’s hip.
That's right, even when he's fucking up by nominating a bunch of tax cheats to Cabinet-level positions, he's just so goddamn cool.

That may well be the first time the word "fumbling" has been associated with someone being "hip," by the way. But then again, Barack is an inspirational man of many firsts.

If you don't mind throwing up a little in your mouth, read the whole gushing, fawning thing, which includes the obligatory references to Michelle as "obviously cool" for setting trends like (I shit you not) "Tending her own garden!" This kind of toadying would be really depressing if it wasn't quite so funny. (Or is that the other way around?)

Update: The hipness, it just, just...radiates from him. DO NOT CLICK BELOW, lest you are prepared for Obama's sheer coolness to freeze your retinas solid!!!


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The manliest business card ever

Made out of jerky, the text is etched with a laser.  I'd hand them out to PETA freaks, but it'd be a waste of perfectly good jerky.

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Behold! The most perfectly horrible perfect picture EVER!

No, that's not a photoshop.  Apparently Blago is still doing promo work for that reality show.  (For those who don't know, that's Spencer and Heidi from The Hills and if you are blessed not to know what that is, I want to borrow your brain bleach).  Seriously.  This is the most awesomely horrific picture not involving clown spiders ever. 

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With All Of The Bad News Out There, This Makes Me Feel Better

I usually don't like kicking people when they are down, but I will make an exception for cockholsters such as Ted Rall.

“My job was finding new talent -- comic strip artists, columnists and writers of puzzles -- to syndicate to newspapers,” Rall writes on his blog. “Considering the circumstances, I enjoyed remarkable success. ... I am proud of what I accomplished.”

In that position, Rall helped bring to newspaper pages such strips as Tak Toyoshima's "Secret Asian Man," the first daily comic about Asian-Americans by an Asian-American cartoonist, Keith Knight's "The Knight Life," and Dan Thompson’s "Rip Haywire,” among others. He recruited Signe Wilkinson to draw "Family Tree," and oversaw the transition of R. Stevens’ Web comic "Diesel Sweeties" into daily newspaper version (which has since ended).

“So if you're a creator who was hoping to pitch me something, I'm sorry -- I can't help you anymore,” he adds. “If you need a cartoonist, a writer, or an editor, or anything else, please drop me a line. I need work, and fast.”

Again, fuck you, Ted Rall. Enjoy playing the martyred "artist" role.

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Yet more swag I need

Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!

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The latest "Toomey is going to crush Benedict Arlen in the primaries" article and polling


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