Tag Archives: blogs

  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…
  and justice for all

WE ARE TOO BUSY COVERING THE LATEST SEX SCANDAL IN WASHINGTON TO KNOW ABOUT BLOGS VS. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: The AP wanted a blog to not quote the AP, which is lame and anti-legal and whatever, so then the Justice League of Bloggers held a secret meeting in the AP’s underground lair, in space, and now our former corporate overlords at Gawker are being accused of being “some kid” for not giving respect knuckles to the invisible blogger alliance of justice, because of the “latest sex scandal in Washington.” [Gawker] Read more on …
 

A Children’s Treasury Of Hilarious Comments About The AP On Hillary’s Blog

This morning, the Associated Press wrote that Hillary would concede the delegate race to Barack Obama tonight, which is very nearly the same thing as “conceding the race.” The Clinton campaign then called this story 100% false and said Hillary won’t be concedin’ nothin’ tonight. And since Hillary’s rabid loyalists are already peeved with the media’s coverage of the campaign, the AP’s little “gambit” here has set off quite a storm on Hillary Clinton’s official “blog,” in the comments. An arbitrary selection of the best comments, after the jump. Read more on A Children’s Treasury Of Hilarious Comments About The AP On Hillary’s Blog…
 

World’s Greatest Blog Comment

We were just enjoying this Politico story about how Matt Drudge hearts Barack Obama and this is Reason #2,098,388 why John McCain won’t be president. And then, just as we clicked for the next page, we had a brief glance at the world’s most insane, perfect blog comment in America’s long stupid history of blog comments. Really. Come see. Read more on World’s Greatest Blog Comment…
 

BRIAN WILLIAMS IS HILARIOUS:: Never mind the newscast; check out his blogging! The Sunday New York Times is full of bizarre lifestyle crap, Peggy Noonan is “doing the work of her career,” mom’s cocktails in New Jersey were the best, and he skipped the White House Correspondents’ Dinner to watch NASCAR in his kitchen. [Brian Williams’ Daily Nightly] Read more on …
 

U.S. Immigration Director Whines About Liberal Media On His Blog

Another loser official from the Bush Administration is stepping down to spend time with the family, but there’s something especially funny about the departure of Emilio Gonzalez from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency — because Gonzalez wrote a big whiny blog post (on the Department of Homeland Security blog, of course) about how the New York Times called him a loser! And then about a million people with varying degrees of English-as-a-Second-Language proficiency left hilarious comments! Read more on U.S. Immigration Director Whines About Liberal Media On His Blog…
 

Going Back To Houston, Do The Hot Dog Dance

“We returned to Columbia Heights and witnessed a mass congregation of firetrucks and pedestrians lurking on the sidewalk as a major blaze took hold of an apartment building on Mt. Pleasant St. We were able to get close to the blaze, scale a building and capture some moments as DC’s finest attempted to quell a wild fire.” [Brightest Young Things] Read more on Going Back To Houston, Do The Hot Dog Dance…
 

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…
 

A Children’s Treasury of Depressing, Truer-By-The-Hour Commentary About Hillary Clinton

She is truly a monster, run by the Lizard King Bowser, running kamikaze nosedive straight into the soul of our personal Secular Jesuses. She is ruining everyone’s life. We need to end this primary, because all of this Internet ranting and raving about Hillary Clinton is just starting to sound too real. Read more on A Children’s Treasury of Depressing, Truer-By-The-Hour Commentary About Hillary Clinton…
 

Viajo Sin Rumbo Fijo En Mis Botas Viejas

“Former Prince George’s County homeland security official Keith A. Washington, jailed awaiting sentencing for fatally shooting a furniture deliveryman and wounding another, was found last week with a handcuff key and had a ‘clear intention of escaping’, according to court papers filed by prosecutors.” [WP] Read more on Viajo Sin Rumbo Fijo En Mis Botas Viejas…
 

Take Him To A Whorehouse

“I buy the Post every weekday. I spend $120 a year on the Post. I can’t do it anymore …. I will not support an organization that promotes such outdated and misogynistic bullshit.” [why.i.hate.dc] Read more on Take Him To A Whorehouse…
 

A Children’s Treasury of Strange Buckley Eulogies on National Review’s Blog

William F. Buckley Jr., the founder of conservative politics, died yesterday, leaving a decrepit magazine and its very-Y2K blog as heirs. If you thought the endless eulogies on the National Review‘s Corner blog might veer towards hyperbole as the news cycles went on, you were underestimating. How is Jonah Goldberg taking the news? Kathryn-Jean Lopez? The other 40 writers on the Corner? They’re honoring their founder’s legacy by promoting their books, relating the death to various natural disasters, and cursing the liberals ahead of time for disrespecting Buckley. Buckley, unfortunately, is not the problem. Read more on A Children’s Treasury of Strange Buckley Eulogies on National Review’s Blog…