Tag Archives: boring

  a very special special election

Obama Nominates Kerry, Nation Collectively Shrugs

Hi people of Massachusetts! Did you enjoy your brief flirtation with having two Democratic senators like a goddamn blue state should? Welp, that’s over thanks to the Kenyan socialist pretender! After some incredibly boring speculation, it looks like hangdog-faced John Kerry will be your new Secretary of State, America!! GET EXCITED: Read more on Obama Nominates Kerry, Nation Collectively Shrugs…
  twattery

Semi-Liveblogging The Obama Twitter Town Hall Thing

So whatever this “Twitter town hall” thing is that Obama is doing, we do not like it. We mostly blame CNN for this weird “ask the Internets” fad going around. Whatever, so here is Jonah Goldberg asking his important question to Obama, which is like most of the questions floating around on Twitter today with the #AskObama hashtag, because it is dumb and rhetorical. What would YOU ask Obama that you do not really care to have him answer? Nothing, you are probably at work, being yelled at by your boss. Why is this thing in the middle of the day again? Oh well, here goes: Read more on Semi-Liveblogging The Obama Twitter Town Hall Thing…
  wake us up when he shows his magic underwear

Boring Mitt Romney Makes Dumb Yet Boring Mistake

First Read: Romney should be glad that Barbour made news yesterday, because his blunder — mistakenly saying that Obama has been engaged in “one of the biggest PEACETIME spending binges in American history” — was an unforced error for the one-term former governor. A Romney spokeswoman later told First Read, “He meant to say since World War II.” (Yet how does one misspeak in an unfiltered op-ed?) The good news here for Romney is that the slow start to the GOP race minimized any damage (what if this had occurred at a debate or when all the camps’ war rooms are fully operational?). The potential bad news: The slow start only will magnify future gaffes and blunders when the GOP campaign is fully underway. Read more on Boring Mitt Romney Makes Dumb Yet Boring Mistake…
  profiles in porridge

Harry Reid So Boring That His New Yorker Profile Is About Sharron Angle

There was a time, probably, when a New Yorker journalistic profile was a very interesting thing to read. Maybe the noted figures of politics or media or sport were just a lot more interesting themselves, in the vague “sometime in the past” era we vaguely recall? Maybe the New Yorker writers were better? Whatever the case, the modern day profile in the esteemed magazine is guaranteed to be dull and just make us sad about the banal horror of Modern American Life. Harry Reid, it would be fun to learn a lot about him, right? No? Well let’s do the profile anyway, something’s got to go between “Talk of the Town” and the cat/psychiatrist cartoons. Read more on Harry Reid So Boring That His New Yorker Profile Is About Sharron Angle…
  this water needs more corn syrup

Blame Barack Obama for Flooding the East Coast

Somehow this proves/disproves global warming and also where’s the birth certificate? All of this at once: Tropical Storm Nicole only lasted a few hours, but its remnants, along with a stalled frontal boundary, are expected to dump heavy rain Thursday on parts of the Eastern Seaboard. Read more on Blame Barack Obama for Flooding the East Coast…
  exciting summer political news

Filibuster Reform Not Going To Be Able To Overcome a Filibuster

Democrats fought hard in 2005 to prevent the Republican majority from using the “nuclear option” to overcome their filibusters, and a mysterious drug gang, the “Gang of 14,” or the “Jets,” as they are also known, came together to keep the weird parliamentary tactic in place. The GOP has responded, since leaving power, by filibustering just about anything and bear-baiting the Democrats into joining a rival Puerto Rican gang that hates the filibuster, which would make them get stabbed with charges of hypocrisy, and also an angry teenager’s knife. Like with just about any legislation, though, the Democrats can’t come up with enough votes on filibuster reform to overcome a filibuster. But there may be ANOTHER OPTION. Read more on Filibuster Reform Not Going To Be Able To Overcome a Filibuster…
  basement creeps

DNC To Coleman: Just Give Up

Possibly former senator Norm Coleman has fought valiantly for nearly half a year to secure a return ticket to Washington, DC, where he sleeps in an airless subterranean closet known as “the gimp chamber.” But he has lost his latest legal effort, and the Democratic National Committee is just rubbing salt in the wound. Read more on DNC To Coleman: Just Give Up…
  debate reax

Substantive, Civilized Debate Disappoints

Seriously, what was up with that super boring debate last night? John McCain was supposed to call Barack Obama a terrorist pal, and then Barack Obama was supposed to say “Hey man that is just wrong” and rip off McCain’s testicles and sauté them gently before feeding them to Tom Brokaw with un sauce béarnaise which is precisely how an elitist is supposed to confront a grizzled old war hero in a Town Hall. Instead we got a lot of respectful disagreement, which was dull. Sure, the reaction last night was bad enough. But witness this morning’s sad collection of headlines: Read more on Substantive, Civilized Debate Disappoints…
 

Demoralized White House Press Corps Is So, So Bored

You may have forgotten that George Bush is still the president — and judging from his latest round of African dance parties, it looks like he would also prefer to forget! But this whole “still the president for EIGHT TEN MORE MONTHS” issue leaves White House reporters in a pickle. On the one hand, they’re professionally obliged to cover George W. Bush every time he chokes on a pretzel, bails out a bank, or endorses some loathsome old codger to replace him. On the other hand, the White House beat is so boring these days. Read more on Demoralized White House Press Corps Is So, So Bored…
 

The Boring Coalition Against Drug Crime is doing important, incredibly dull work. [Swords Crossed]
 

We didn’t actually read Rolling Stone’s Edwards thing so we like it better than the Romney and Obama stories. [RS]
 

Barry Hussein O’Bomber Terrorist Outrage!

Who says Hussein had nothing to do with 9/11? An ABC News shocker says the Illinois senator used to be known as “Barry O’Bomber.” It allegedly referred to his basketball shot. Read more on Barry Hussein O’Bomber Terrorist Outrage!…
 

Medals of Freedom Recipients Boring

The President announced who gets Medals of Freedom today! Let’s take a look at the list: * Founding Fatherfucker David McCullough * Inneffectual doormat/occasional pirate Norman Mineta * WILLIAM FUCKING SAFIRE. Read more on Medals of Freedom Recipients Boring…
 

Rumors On The Internets: The writer is secretary of state.

Reading about al Qaeda for pleasure. [Hullabaloo] Bloggers have body image issues. [La Shawn Barber] Wizbang is Explosively Unique: “…this country needs both parties, like it or not.” [Wizbang] “Russ Feingold, not Hillary Clinton, is the favorite to win the Democrats’ 2008 Presidential nomination. He’s ‘Howard Dean without the delicate psyche,'” [Powerline] Read more on Rumors On The Internets: The writer is secretary of state.…