Tag Archives: blogs

  hooray!

Longtime Wonkette guest editor, contributor and columnist “Princess Sparkle Pony” retired the political comedy blog of the same name, because ugh, politics is so awful. But the artist formerly known as PSP is back with a fun blog, about fun, so go bookmark it, and have some fun for once. [Peteykins’ Junk Drawer] Read more on …
  let's roll

OH HELL YEAH DO THIS THING: It’s the last day of something or other with the Warblog Awards! Details here, from warblog Commenter Gen. Chascates. Thank you, everyone, for your many patriotic votes! [2009 Weblog Awards and these categories too, also] Read more on …
  pajamas media

The Bloggers Are Too Busy Doing The Important Journalistic Work Of Denying They Wear Pajamas To Actually Wear Pajamas

So guess what: the blogs are up in arms—or wings, for the Twitter ones??—over this latest suggestion that the blog people wear pajamas. This happens every now and again: Some politician—or anonymous Obama aide, in this case—says something that implies that pajamas have anything at all to do with the Internet. It is always extremely important that these hateful allegations are refuted because of literally infinity reasons. What if people read the blogs, but were under the impression that the people writing them were wearing sweatpants? Yeah exactly. Which is why the theme of the Internet today is: flannel and journalism are mutually exclusive. Read more on The Bloggers Are Too Busy Doing The Important Journalistic Work Of Denying They Wear Pajamas To Actually Wear Pajamas…
  blogspot is the new twitter

Some People Offended Or Whatever By MTV Show Being In Washington

Since the early 1960s, there has been an annual rumor about the teevee program The Real World doing a season in Washington, which is a city known as the capital of America. And this year, FINALLY, the important MTV grunge “camgirl” show is really for real being videotaped right here in DC. But not everyone is thrilled beyond belief — one person, in fact, has bravely launched a free blog account about how maybe it would’ve been vv good had the entertainment cable show The Real World done a season in Washington maybe during some earlier year but definitely not this year because what is even up with that? [Anti-Real World DC] Read more on Some People Offended Or Whatever By MTV Show Being In Washington…
  later

Jeffrey Rosen Quits The Internet

The Internet has hurt the important feelings of the important “Joe Lieberman Liberal” New Republic political pamphlet’s important legal scholar Jeffrey Rosen, whose very important 1,000+ word front-page non-blog journalistically reported “The Case Against Sotomayor”-titled news article — which quotes various important anonymous ex-clerks calling Sotomayor dumb and mean and friendless and annoying — has of course become the GOP’s principal anti-Sotomayor talking points memo. This is not what he meant. Fuck the blogs! Read more on Jeffrey Rosen Quits The Internet…
  republicans in the news

NRO ‘The Corner’ Blogger Tells Coleman To Concede

What is this, the famous journal of conservative thought (now begging you to subscribe for HALF OFF!) is calling on Brave Norm Coleman to actually give up fighting this election he lost to an actual teevee clown? In one of the typical remedial-blog-posting bits which make “The Corner” required reading in, we don’t know, maybe child prison camps?, Ramesh Ponnuru dramatically makes the case that Coleman should give up the fight. Read more on NRO ‘The Corner’ Blogger Tells Coleman To Concede…
  zomg

Meghan McCain: None Of Daddy’s Friends Liked My Blog!

Senatorial daughter and children’s propaganda author Meghan McCain still appears to be getting paychecks from The Daily Beast for her random thoughts about her dad’s campaign, which most Americans have already forgotten. In today’s blog article, Meghan chimes in on the recent chatter about Republicans trying to carve out their own Internets — be it on Republican Twitter, which will soon replace the entire Main Stream Media, or Michael Steele’s upcoming “off-the-hook” black & Mexican hip-hop torrent hub. Meghan writes that UMM HELLO she *tried* to get these old slobs online during the campaign with her shoe blog, but UMM HELLO they all like hated it?? Read more on Meghan McCain: None Of Daddy’s Friends Liked My Blog!…
  the gift of giving

LOOKING FOR A FEW BRAVE VOLUNTEERS: Hey so TPM is a pretty good blog, right? Josh Marshall and shit? Well they have a slight lead for second place over some blog we’ve never heard of called “The Confluence,” and we think good ol’ TPM deserves a little padding for that silver medal. So if you haven’t yet voted for “Best Liberal Blog” today, go give TPM your vote until it reaches, say, 3,200, well out of reach of “Confluence” thing. And remember in other categories to help out the Internet’s best new blog of 2008, ~ synthesis ~, as well as the Internet’s best small blog, Rumproast. Wonkette’s primary role is that of a Charity Blog, after all, so we’re proud to do what we can. [Weblog Awards] Read more on …
  meet your candidates

Random Dude Who E-mailed Us Should Take Hillary’s Senate Seat

A delightfully insane person has e-mailed us and approximately 400 other tip or info lines asking politely if he can be Senator from New York. He wants to take over for two years until Chelsea Clinton is 30 and can rightfully claim her seat. You must read (skim) his full blog post about this. “Oh- I’m just the ‘strwaw man- so i’ll read the script, act the part, do the ‘show’, and let my handlers, and staff run things- its simpler that way,” he writes, “for 2 years- till chelsea clinton is 30, and can take over the show..” The commentary is interspersed among dozens of photos of celebrities and politicians. [X-WIRE] Read more on Random Dude Who E-mailed Us Should Take Hillary’s Senate Seat…
  stern demands

Andrew Sullivan Demands Everybody’s Medical Records

Okay listen up, Joe Biden and Sarah Palin and everybody else: Andrew Sullivan is sick and tired of having to demand your medical records, and especially how you people don’t even answer him, as he is just some blogger and not currently the Boss of You. “I have repeatedly demanded Joe Biden’s medical records be released here, here, here, here and here. [Links to all his blog posts ever.] I have only asked for Palin’s medical records twice here and here. [Same.] This is not about partisanship. This is about transparency and accountability. I reiterate my demand for Sarah Palin’s to be released as well immediately.” Please do whatever he says before he starts doing this on Twitter or something. (UPDATE: Too late! Goddammit.) [Andrew Sullivan] Read more on Andrew Sullivan Demands Everybody’s Medical Records…
  popular sexist tropes

Please Allah, Let There Be No Clinton-Palin ‘Cat Fight’ Stories Ever

Did anyone else know that Howard Wolfson has a blog on The New Republic now? No, not his elitist indie rock one, but an actual politics blog that is comically titled “The Flack,” where he mostly answers arbitrary questions about Hillary Clinton. And he says that Clinton will not start a “cat fight” with Palin. Thank God, because no one wants to go through an electoral distraction of THAT kind of world-historical magnitude. Can you even imagine how many 52-year-old male D.C. pundits have the first parts of their “Battle of the Bitches” narratives typed up and ready to go, just sittin’ in Microsoft Word, waiting for the first vague Clinton line about Palin at a rally to set the predetermined cycle in motion? [The Flack] Read more on Please Allah, Let There Be No Clinton-Palin ‘Cat Fight’ Stories Ever…
  nerd war

Begun This Political Blog War Over Dungeons & Dragons Has

Michael Goldfarb is starting a war, on the Internet! Do you know who Michael Goldfarb is? He’s this cocksucker who recently took a leave of absence from Bill Kristol’s Weekly Standard, where he was online editor, in order to serve on the McCain communications team. He writes a blog on JohnMcCain.com called the McCain Report. It is awful. And a couple of days ago — for the second time this month! — he referred to people at Daily Kos and other liberal outlets as Dungeons & Dragons nerds. And now everyone is freaking and making tee shirts because why not. Read more on Begun This Political Blog War Over Dungeons & Dragons Has…
  dept. of your blog sucks

NOW WHAT: Ooh looky, the word “Wonkette” was used once in one article in today’s liberal New York Times: “Stranger still, the birth of Cute Overload was almost purely accidental. Meg Frost, a 36-year-old design manager at Apple, started cuteoverload.com three years ago to test Web software. Within months, it became an online institution, drawing about 88,000 unique visitors a day — about the same as the political gossip blog Wonkette.” Delightful. The lesson: even websites that manage to be shittier than Wonkette can attract very large followings. [NYT] Read more on …
  dear mr. kierkegaard

Brooks: The Media Has Made John McCain Evil

So David Brooks wrote an annoying little column today about this: “McCain started out with the same sort of kibitzing campaign style that he used to woo the press back in 2000. It didn’t work. This time there were too many cameras around and too many 25-year-old reporters and producers seizing on every odd comment to set off little blog scandals.” Those 25-year-old reporters and “little blog” rats should be proud of themselves, wouldn’t you think, if they were the ones not whorish enough to buy John McCain’s offers of friendship and let him get away with everything? Read more on Brooks: The Media Has Made John McCain Evil…
  online strategeries

John McCain Assembles Army Of Commenters, Enticed By Valuable Prizes

You know how Barack Obama’s people have the whole “Fight the Smears” thing, where you copy and paste some text that says, “I’m very disappointed in you, Barack Obama does not worship the Shark God even though he is from Hawaii” and you spam it all over the place? Well, about FOUR MILLION YEARS after the Democrats came up with this crazy idea that they could “harness the power of blogs” or whatever, John McCain’s Internet wizards have finally unveiled their own version called, let’s see, Spread the Word. Because they are Capitalist Pigs, they offer material incentives to their “volunteers,” such as three minutes in heaven with Miss Buffalo Chip in exchange for spamming 4,000 liberal blogs with claptrap. Read more on John McCain Assembles Army Of Commenters, Enticed By Valuable Prizes…
  john mccain is aware of the internet

John McCain Is So Adorable When He Talks About The Internet

Oh come now, will everyone please stop pickin’ on poor John McCain for his limited knowledge of the future techmologies? This is something that irks political writers on the Internet to a strange degree (probably because it means McCain cannot give them page views.) Even McCain’s best friend Jon Chait of The New Republic has been calling him “President Grampa Simpson,” which is Ageist. While many of us are more concerned about McCain for other reasons — the fact that he is solidly to the right of George W. Bush on foreign policy, for example — we understand how problematic it would be to have a president who uses Yahoo! instead of Google. And yet it’s still hilarious whenever McCain tries to defend his technological know-how to a crowd of nerds, as he did yesterday in liberal San Francisco. Read more on John McCain Is So Adorable When He Talks About The Internet…