Tag Archives: blogging

  get a brain moran

Arizona Schools Chief Super Busy Penning Anonymous Blog Comments About Poor People, Lazy Pigs (Same Thing)

Well here’s a variation on a theme: A Republican official has been caught posting rude crap to the internet, but for a change, it’s not pictures of watermelons in front of the White House. Which is a step up, maybe, except that it turns out that the official, Arizona state schools Superintendent John Huppenthal, has been leaving a whole bunch of anonymous wingnut comments on blogs; and lots of them have been about what a great job Arizona state schools Superintendent John Huppenthal has been doing. Oh, and also stuff about how people on welfare are “lazy pigs,” Franklin Roosevelt caused the Great Depression and helped bring Hitler to power, and Margaret Sanger personally aborted 16 million black babies. Among other things. And yes, of course, he posted a lot of those comments from his work computer, because obviously slagging on welfare moms is part of the mission of the Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction. Can’t have effective schools if Poors are buying crab legs on the public dime, right? Read more on Arizona Schools Chief Super Busy Penning Anonymous Blog Comments About Poor People, Lazy Pigs (Same Thing)…
  you can't get this at the Learning Annex

Wingnut Blogger Sad Lee Stranahan Will Teach Us How To Blog About Politics And Maybe How To Love

You guys, we’re pretty terrible political bloggers. No, it’s true! People tell us this all the time. Sure, those people are often bloviating jackholes who don’t have the brains that evolution gave a gopher, but still it wounds us. When it’s 3 A.M. and we’re wide awake and the demons come, we cry out into the darkness of our lonely blogger cave: How? How can we do gooder political blogging more better, so we will be popular and people will give us monies and buy our mugs and t-shirts and 2014 Men of Wonkette wall calendar? (Note: one of those items may not exist…yet.) Yesterday the answer came to us: we’ll turn to blog favorite Sad Lee Stranahan! Who better to teach us how to blog about politics than a man who cut his teeth writing for Dead Breitbart’s Llama Masturbatorium and Semen Depository? By a huge coincidence Sad Lee was at that moment promoting his teaching skills on the Twitterz. Let’s see what the blogging master has to offer! Read more on Wingnut Blogger Sad Lee Stranahan Will Teach Us How To Blog About Politics And Maybe How To Love…
  we're milking this for every page view

A Children’s Treasury of Teabagger E-mails Against ‘Baby’s Snatching’

Oh no, this whole Brian Doherty thing is just getting sad. Almost immediately after your afternoon editor took him down yesterday, Doherty went back on his blog and attempted a rejoinder. The crux of his new argument is that, one, “I had no intention of saying [Wonkette] should spend their time proving their objectivity by making fun of other people for having their baby’s [sic] snatched.” So he continues not to understand sarcasm, and despite being a middle-aged blogger, he still doesn’t know the plural form of “baby.” And secondly: “glad to hear that no mother anywhere deserves any sympathy for having their baby taken from them, as long as someone accused the dad of something.” Oh, he IS learning that perhaps you shouldn’t have sympathy for a woman who continues to live with a man that continually abuses and neglects her children. And finally, here’s from an e-mail with a cable news show Reason writers often appear on: “So we just heard back from Reason and they’re not available.” Oh no! We were looking forward to going on that show with them! So at this point, it’s just not worth it to pick on Brian Doherty. But your afternoon editor has received some interesting e-mails! Read more on A Children’s Treasury of Teabagger E-mails Against ‘Baby’s Snatching’…
  math is not a microtrend

Mark Penn Declares Blogging Latest Microtrend (UPDATE: Mark Penn Unsure If Blogging Is Latest Microtrend)

Failed campaign strategist/pollster/tyrant Mark Penn writes in his always forward-thinking Microtrends column today: “Paid bloggers fit just about every definition of a microtrend.” Hooray! We’re eating steaks tonight! And then maybe some dancing, MMHMM? Tell us more: “In America today, there are almost as many people making their living as bloggers as there are lawyers.” Hoor– HUH? Oh god this entire fucking column is wrong, isn’t it? Read more on Mark Penn Declares Blogging Latest Microtrend (UPDATE: Mark Penn Unsure If Blogging Is Latest Microtrend)…
  isolated torture rooms

The Most Important Event For Bloggers Everywhere

Here is why we missed Ted Kennedy: after entering the Pepsi Center, it takes eight or nine hours to figure out where you are supposed to park your ass and start typing. Also, we were getting chicken fingers. How was Teddy anyway? People were clapping, the sounds suggested. Here is probably where we were supposed to go, on the bottom dungeon floor next to a room full of live rats: “The Blogger Lounge.” Doesn’t it look so opposite-fancy? Blogging, it seems, has arrived. Read more on The Most Important Event For Bloggers Everywhere…
  the cables

John McCain Hates ‘The Bloggers’

Here is John McCain lamenting the Information Age in typical hilarious old-man fashion. First there are “the cables,” and then talk radio, and of course bloggers, whom he hates. Finally, something we can all agree on. [YouTube via BuzzFeed] Read more on John McCain Hates ‘The Bloggers’…
 

If Hitler Won WWII, You’d Be Blogging In German About Iraq

So the AP is doing this big feature on our Five Glorious Years of War In Iraq, and the story will be called, obviously, “Five Years In Iraq: The Blogger War.” And it is illustrated with, of course, a file photo of this Broadway theater during the thrilling run of the musical celebration Hitler’s Children, featuring the legendary blogger Xavier Cugat and, necessarily, the comedic stylings of Henny Youngman. The question is, Who do we need to go back in time and kill in order to prevent all of this from happening? Read more on If Hitler Won WWII, You’d Be Blogging In German About Iraq…
 

Sentimental Hygiene

* HOLY SHIT IT’S A GIANT ASPARAGUS. [Prince of Petworth] * “It’s inhuman and morally outrageous, yes. But man, that’s a pretty good idea for an online contest. If you could just tone down the evil you might really have something there.” [The DCeiver] * Water, water everywhere, except in Adams Morgan. [why.i.hate.dc] * “Um, what?” [DCist] * Bitch, please. [Eavesdrop DC] Read more on Sentimental Hygiene…
 

NWA Court Is In Full Effect

* Terrorists strike at Farragut North — millions killed, delayed. [why.i.hate.dc] * “Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.” [Arjewtino] * Reading is FUNdamental. [DCist] * “So, like fat people could create their own nation?” [Eavesdrop DC] * Fuck the police. [Metroblogging DC] Read more on NWA Court Is In Full Effect…
 

Metro Section: Falling Apart

* Change everything: “Rock and Roll Hotel is currently hiring potential security and door staff. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be apart of professional team in fast environment, please email.” [R&R] * Six murders over the weekend. [Metroblogging DC] * Pay $175 for someone older than your mother to explain the blogging. [Vegetables for Breakfast] * “If you don’t make out with a girl when you first meet her, you failed.” [Roosh V] * Gareth and his stapler are real. [TC the Terrible] Read more on Metro Section: Falling Apart…
 

Good, Because We’re Sick Of This Shit

Washington Post editor Len Downie told some nerds today that “Everyone in our newsroom wants to be a blogger.” Yet they bravely continue putting out a newspaper. And posting leftovers on the website. Other Downie revelations from his speech at the “Online News Association,” whatever that is: Read more on Good, Because We’re Sick Of This Shit…
 

Metro Section: Mouths Wide Shut

* Cool topic, NOW TELL US WHERE RIGHT NOW! [Circle V] * To order the secret chorizo taco, you must first master the dance of the seven burros. [Gridskipper] * It’s great to see the militant left is still alive, but regarding the republican orgies that were mentioned, can you please TELL US WHERE RIGHT NOW! [Craigslist] Read more on Metro Section: Mouths Wide Shut…
 

Friday Fun With Headlines and Blogger Jargon

They did that while fisking him. Then they blogrolled him onto his stomach, and pinged him so hard, he couldn’t walk right for a week… Oh yeah, the article from the Post is worth reading too. It’s about Michael Hiltzik, a Los Angeles Times blogger who posted comments on both his blog and other blogs using pseudonyms. As Howie Kurtz explains, “[t]he deceptive postings grew out of a running feud between Hiltzik and conservative bloggers in Southern California,” namely, Hugh Hewitt and Patrick Frey (Patterico’s Pontifications). This violated the L.A. Times policy that requires “editors and reporters to identify themselves when dealing with the public.” Read more on Friday Fun With Headlines and Blogger Jargon…
 

Wonkette Mailbag: OMG BESTEST READER EMAIL EVER

We get a lot of reader email around here, and we try our best to read each message (and to respond when necessary). Given the sheer volume of correspondence we receive, there were many candidates to choose from; but this message must win for “best email we’ve received in a long, long time.” Read more on Wonkette Mailbag: OMG BESTEST READER EMAIL EVER…
 

Stanley Fish Has A Blog?

(Wow, this “blogging” thing has really jumped the shark — just as the expession “jumped the shark” has jumped the shark. As has the gimmick of excessive meta-ness. Forget Rumsfeld, we’re going to submit our resignations now…) Read more on Stanley Fish Has A Blog?…