November 27, 2009
A few weeks ago, I sent a note out to my fellow moronbloggers that the first image that came up when ImageGoogling for pictures of Michelle Obama was, well, kinda shocking. I didn't post about it, as I didn't want the swarming hordes appearing here accusing us of being RACISSSST!!!! for noticing that Google had some kinda strange search results.
This was the image that came up as the absolute number one image hit when searching for pictures of Michelle Obama:
Apparently Google noticed this too.
Google, in their infinite fuckitude, has apparently determined that having a picture of Michelle Obama primatized might not be the best strategy if they want to avoid getting FoxNewsed. So now when a person searches for a picture of our most beautiful First Lady, they won't get assaulted by the violation of Michelle's fair visage. Instead, they'll get prompted to search for Michelle Obama, as an ape.
I suppose the saddest part of this is, if you go ahead and do that search for 'Michelle Obama ape', most of the pictures are unretouched photos of our pulchritudinous princess.
Hey, at least Google isn't all up in arms about someone doing a bad pshop of M'Shell the Klingon Princess.
November 24, 2009
FBI agents in blue gloves recently converged on a single-story brick mosque on the rural outskirts of town here and pillaged through the giant green trash bin outside in search of evidence.Um, I could be wrong, but I kind of doubt the FBI agents stripped the dumpster "ruthlessly of money or goods by open violence, as in war."
November 22, 2009
Keep fucking that chicken, Bob.
November 21, 2009
November 16, 2009
Well, she has now thrown down a gauntlet that the Dish will be very eager to take up in the next few days.We don't link to Sullivan here as a matter of editorial policy seeing as how he's a delusional crank, but your response as to why you would continue to employ an individual who unapologetically writes about ridiculous Palin conspiracy theories while other news outlets castigate the "Birthers" who have been characterized as part of the mainstream of Obama critics would be appreciated.
The "Open Challenge" is yours to respond to. I hope other blogs whose participants are interested in rational debate about public affairs will take it up.
November 14, 2009
But it ain't just the print media that does this. Witness Politico.com painting GOP Senators as pro-rapist on the front page...
When Al Franken ran for the Senate last year, the former “Saturday Night Live” star had to reassure skeptics that the fierce partisan attacks he lobbed at Republicans as an author and radio host wouldn’t define his style as a legislator....before going on to mention some inconvenient truths (so to speak) on page two, after the jump:
But because of one of his first pieces of legislation, Democrats now have their most brazen attack line of the emerging 2010 campaign season: that Republicans are insensitive to rape victims.
The charge stems from a Franken-sponsored amendment that would prohibit the Department of Defense from contracting with companies that require employees to resolve workplace complaints — including complaints of sexual assault — through private arbitration rather than the courts.
Thirty Senate Republicans voted against the amendment, and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, liberal commentators and state Democratic Party chairs have been merciless.Angry letters denouncing Republican senators have appeared in newspapers from Tennessee to Idaho. Unflattering videos of senators trying to explain their votes have gone viral on the Internet, including one of Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) swatting away a hand-held video camera held by a liberal blogger questioning his vote against the amendment.
“I think the whole purpose of that amendment in my opinion was to create a vote which they could use to attack Republicans,” said Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), who was himself confronted by a liberal blogger with a video camera questioning his vote. “And if you look at it, it was the Obama Defense Department position that we were supporting. And so that to me, really takes a lot of the winds of the sails of the political argument.”So, the Obama DOD opposes this, too, and the GOP senators voted the way that they did to support that position, but that wasn't something you felt compelled to mention on the front page? Gee, I wonder why not.
The Pentagon did, in fact, oppose the Franken amendment, saying it could lead to the “debarment” of existing and future defense contractors and arguing that, at the time it enters into contracts, the Department of Defense may not be in the position to know about the specifics of contractors’ arrangements with employees.
In light of the Pentagon’s opposition, it’s possible Franken’s amendment will be stripped or diluted by Democrats on the House-Senate conference committee. Several Senate conferees told POLITICO that it was far from clear whether the language will ultimately survive — which could provide some cover for GOP senators who now find themselves under attack
I like that language there at the end, too, where the fact that this could be killed by both Democrats and Republicans "could provide some cover" for the Republicans, rather than exposing the Democrats as the rank political opportunists that they really are.
November 05, 2009
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