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The actual tentacles are much slimierHE WHO CONTROLS THE ‘BLOG-O-SPHERE’ CONTROLS THE WORLD, IS WHAT WE HEARD: This bazillion-word story on AOL’s Politics Daily dingus, about the proxy war playing out in Republican primaries nationwide between Jim DeMint and Mitch McConnell, seems “important,” but it’s long and kinda boring, so we’ll just reproduce this hilarious claim from the world’s most handsome CNN commentator/blog impresario: “[Eric] Erickson implied to me — and based on the chronological order of the endorsements, this rings true — that DeMint may be taking his cues from RedState’s endorsements, not the other way around.” Good lord, political bloggers! If they’re not having sexy sex with sexy politician-ladies, they’re ordering powerful Senators to do their bidding. (Fear not, dear readers, Wonkette only uses its blog-power to earn your eternal love and devotion, not to do evil.)

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Josh was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, leaving him with a love of chicken wings and a tendency to say “pop”. He taught ancient Greek and Roman history to undergraduates before fleeing from academia in terror; worked for a failed San Francisco dot-com that neglected to supply him with stock options or an Aeron chair; lived in Berlin, where he mostly ate Indian and Ethiopian food; finished in third place on his sole Jeopardy! appearance (the correct answer was “Golda Meir”); and was named 2007 Blogger of the Year by The Week, for obvious reasons. Josh is the creator/editor of COMICS CURMUDGEON (which you should read) and does geeky editing and writing about geeky things such as "the Java programming industry for JavaWorld." He lives in Baltimore with his wife Amber and his cat Hoagie.

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  • dr.giraud

    Erick, son of Erick, will rule us all.

    And you know who else took cues from political bloggers? Oh right, NO ONE.

  • chascates

    In a war between Jim DeMint and Mitch McConnell there are no winners, only losers.

  • weejee

    Just floggin’ bloggin’ the dog

  • imissopus

    DeMint might just be afraid of Erick’s wife and her shotgun.

  • JadedDIssonance

    Never Forget, Maddow’s Dramatic Readings.

  • ManchuCandidate

    Yeah, cause sending teabags and poorly spelled faxes to Congress really stopped HCR and other parts of the Obama Socialist Commie Nazi Fascist Black Power Islamo Librul Hitler agenda.

    Keep fucking that chicken Red State.

  • Naked Bunny with a Whip

    your eternal love and devotion

    You libs and yer fancy words fer buttsecks.

  • JMP

    So what this is saying is that Eric Erickson is not, in fact, a moronic blogger-turned-CNN-analyst, but actually a supervillain out to take over the Republican party today, and tomorrow the world. Well, that does explain the name, which sounds like something Stan Lee would have made up.

  • AllHat

    It seems a lot of people confuse “government of, for and by the people” with “government by ME ME me meeeee!”

  • Joey Ratz

    [Erick] Erickson implied to me — and based on the chronological order of the endorsements, this rings true — that DeMint may be taking his cues from RedState’s endorsements, not the other way around…

    Obviously the Moron of Macon, being one of the grand poobahs of RedState, is a completely objective and unbiased source. The worst thing is that he might be right, as DeMint really is that much of a mentally deficient shitweasel.

  • Baldar T Flagass
  • Ducksworthy

    [re=585620]chascates[/re]: A war between Creme DeMint and Bitch McConnell. To determine which one is more Geyh?

  • freakishlystrong

    So republican primaries are being decided by candidates either preferred by Mitch, “Where’s my Chin” McConnell and Jim, “Waterloo” Demint? And they’re culling the list from fucking Red State?
    Dems, it’s a gift in November, don’t fuck it up.

  • The Unfairman

    Oh Josh, thank goodness. I was beginning to think that all the mandatory free abortions and TruckNutz I got for my loved ones last Christmas had something to do with Wonkette’s evil hold on my pure-driven soul, but now I know I made my own decisions.


  • Bianchi Bob

    So, you have our eternal love/devotion, but is it too much to ask…


    Dunk a shane

  • Troubledog

    that DeMint may be taking his cues from RedState’s endorsements, not the other way around…

    Or RedState and DeMint are getting their orders from the same star chamber, and RedState types faster.

  • Baldar T Flagass

    Well, I learned that bracketing your post with the “less than” and “greater than” symbols makes it invisible. It’s like fucking magic.

  • Jim Demintia

    Ride the lightning, Demint.

  • Oblios Cap

    Wonkette only uses its blog-power to earn your eternal love and devotion, not to do evil

    Screw that. Doing Evil is a lot more fun. Of course, were you doing evil, you would lie to us and say that you weren’t.

  • Mr Blifil

    It’s a bit complex sometimes to tease out the thread detailing which parts of a system may determine the actions of other parts of a system, but I liken it to the effect of morning coffee on bowel movements. It is morning, I will have my coffee. My bowels are locked and loaded, ready to go. Neither event (drinking coffee, laying some cable) requires the other as a trigger, they occur spontaneously and independently for the most part. Yet, on balance, the former somehow seems to influence the latter in a way that seems entirely organic to the outside observer, while providing me with a sensation of balance and well being. That incomparable feeling is surely greater than the sum of individual factors.

    Red State and Jim Demint are kind of like that, is what I’m getting at.

  • weejee

    BTW, our here in the realz Warshington, perennial candidate Dino Rossi announced he’z a runnin’ fer senator against the Bolshevik mom in tennis shoes Patty Murray. Rossi, a two-time loooooozzzzzer running for governator is the only “name” repubtard in the primary race.

    Dino sought to follow the RedState-Will Fuchs-Creme DeMint intertube maestros by making hiz announcement on-line at 7:00 AM local. Announcement didn’t arrive ’til 18 news cycles later (7:18 PDT). Clearly, Douchebag in Name Only (Dino) don’t get it, and is a douche in realz, also. BTW, in the Repubican primary the snowbillie grifter has endorsed doucebag² Clint Didier – former NFLster now farmer and a born again socializm hater who has cashed checks for over $273K in crop subsidies. So many douches, so many douches…

  • gertrudis

    [re=585661]Oblios Cap[/re]: Wonkette has earned my love and devotion by doing evil, with comic flair. They would never lie to us. Well, Fruhl might. But only a little white lie.


    Dear Wonkette:

    I think an Eric Erickson BLINGEE CONTEST is exactly what this boring hump day needs. Blingee’s are my crack. It be calling me…

  • Suds McKenzie

    Who Runs Blogger Town??

  • Mr Blifil

    [re=585630]ManchuCandidate[/re]: You forgot Rock Salt.

  • qwerty42

    [re=585617]dr.giraud[/re]: …will rule us all….
    One Blog to Rule them all …

  • comicbookguy

    Evil, Good… they’re both fine choices.

  • mumblyjoe

    [re=585666]Mr Blifil[/re]: But, between Red State and Jim Demint which one is supposed supposed to be the huge, long, smelly first-of-the-morning turd?

  • V572625694

    [re=585666]Mr Blifil[/re]: As a consideration to your fellow posters here, please consider using non-excremental metaphors henceforth. Thank you and have a nice day, now that you’ve voided your bowels.

  • Ducksworthy

    [re=585652]Troubledog[/re]:”Or RedState and DeMint are getting their orders from the same star chamber, and RedState types faster.”
    This is the reason for the tinfoil hats. To prevent these messages from causing strange behavior.

  • FlownOver

    That pic of Matt Lewis looks disturbingly like D’Onofrio just before he blew Lee Ermey’s shit away.

  • Extemporanus

    [re=585666]Mr Blifil[/re]: When discussing Paultard political endorsements, this is what’s known as the “Hindenburg Uncertainty Principle”.

    “Oh, the poo-manity!”

  • weejee

    [re=585772]Extemporanus[/re]: Asploding blimps as opposed to del(x).del(p) >= h/4pi?

  • gurukalehuru

    Go forth and be evil, Wonkette.
    You have the Guru’s permission.
    At least, evil-ish.

  • Neilist

    If memory serves, the last line of “The Puppet Masters” is something like, “‘Masters’ beware: Free men are coming to kill you.”

    What with the “Homos In Arms” bill now pending, Heinlein’s editors may change it to: “Free ‘men’ are coming to give you grooming tips.”

    Or something.

    Dr. Neilist von Neilist
    Michael Valentine Smith Endowed Chair
    Heinlein Institute For The Study of Deviant Sexual Practices Advocated By Naval Academy Graduates
    Somewhere In Idaho, But Too Close Regardless,
    USA, Earth
    Terran Empire

  • TGY

    “Don’t be evil.” Whose motto is that?

  • Mr Blifil

    [re=585731]V572625694[/re]: Please understand my analysis was strictly metaphorical, as I, personally, am usually able to pinch one off without much prompting, really.

  • Mad Farmer Manifest

    [re=585620]chascates[/re]: On the contrary, the rest of us win. I love schisms among douches.