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Serious Pundit Ron Fournier Tries To Defend Himself, Re-Steps On His Own Dick

Important thoughts from a man who looks like a thumb.
Poop spigot Ron Fournier took quite a hiding on the Internet yesterday over his regular outbreak of “both sides-ism,” and rightly so. Today he is back to try to explain himself with a whiny and defensive column that still manages to be flat-out wrong. If yesterday’s piece was the dumpster fire of centrist columns, today’s is the political pundit equivalent of that Harmony Korine movie about people who like to fuck garbage. And yet, today he’s also getting an example of both sides-ism that is probably giving No Labels an orgasm powerful enough to blow a hole in space. Let’s take a look! Read more on Serious Pundit Ron Fournier Tries To Defend Himself, Re-Steps On His Own Dick…
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Bill Nye, Science Guy, To Perform His Most Dangerous Feat Yet

Fresh off his not-really-a-debate (though he won) appearance with creationist Ken Ham, Science Guy Bill Nye will take on another leading proponent of nonscience, Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn, in a not-really-a-debate appearance on this Sunday’s Meet The Press on NBC. As we said about the Ham On Nye show, it’s not really going to prove anything, and more to the point, unlike questions like “is Neil Degrasse Tyson cuter than Carl Sagan?” or “Was Alexander Hamilton a good President?”* science is simply not a matter of opinion. On the other hand, Bill Nye is super awesome and probably better at communicating about science to a popluar audience than a real climate scientist would be, and we think it will be fun to watch him take Blackburn’s illogic apart. So as infotainment, it will be worth watching, even though we share most of Wonket alumnus Alex Pareene’s qualms that by even holding the “debate,” Meet the Press “is responsible for taking the anti-science side seriously enough to present it as a legitimate and defensible view.” But hell, that’s pretty much where a lot of viewers already are. They could only benefit from hearing it from a guy who’s pretty adept at explaining how science works, and it’s not like refusing to engage the anti-science crowd has shown them to be illegitimate. Better to take their nonsense apart and make it clear why it’s nonsense. Read more on Bill Nye, Science Guy, To Perform His Most Dangerous Feat Yet…
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New ‘Drunk Dial Congress’ Site A Poor Substitute For Actual Drinking

We can completely respect the idea behind the novelty website DrunkDialCongress — and thanks to all the Wonkette Operatives who sent us tips on this! — which as Politico explains, simulates the act of drunk-dialing like so: users put in their own phone number. The site then calls them from an 1-800 number and connects them to a Capitol Hill office. We only have two quibbles: 1) by making the selection completely random, the site plays into the “they’re all equally to blame” trope, and 2) What good is a simulation of drunk-dialing? You should only use this site when actually three sheets to the wind, just the way you read Yr Wonkette. Read more on New ‘Drunk Dial Congress’ Site A Poor Substitute For Actual Drinking…
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Baton Rouge Sheriff Is Sorry Not Sorry That He Arrested You People Just For Being Gay

Oh hey gheys.. Have you been enjoying your newfound freedom to get all gay married as long as your state likes it and to file federal taxes jointly and stick your significant other with your student loans when you die? Damn straight you have. And, since 2003 when the Supremes decided Lawrence v. Texas, you’ve been free to have all the kinds of sodomite sexytime you want, because the court said naw mang, we can’t tell people not to have oral. So, you’re chock full o’ sexual freedom right now, homos, unless you live in Louisiana, and want to do homo things in the privacy of your own home: Read more on Baton Rouge Sheriff Is Sorry Not Sorry That He Arrested You People Just For Being Gay…
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‘White Student Union’ So Mad About Getting Hit With May Day Bags of Pee

So here is a thing that happened in Washington DC yesterday: CNN reports that members of “The White Student Union” and the “May Day Workers” came together in Lafayette Park for a frank exchange of views and hurled bags of urine. We pretty much hate the white supremacists because their ideology is, you know, all evil and shit, but while we probably share a lot of the red-flag-waving May Day crowd’s politics, there’s also just something about the chanting and posing that leaves us wanting to bash ourselves in the head with a large rock wrapped in Scotch. Read more on ‘White Student Union’ So Mad About Getting Hit With May Day Bags of Pee…
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Dictators’ Errand Boy/Fox News Democrat Lanny Davis Explains Left Is Hateful

Southern California has a plethora of tourist destinations so it is understandable if you have never felt compelled to visit the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda. From the outside it resembles an upscale strip mall. The building is nestled deep inside the miasma of the white flight Orange County suburbs, which allows distinguished speakers a healthy buffer away from the leftist riff-raff and brown people that the 37th President despised. In other words it was the perfect setting for the Fox News Democrat/crisis manager/dictator errand boy known as Lanny Davis to lecture a gracious audience about the evils of the “hateful left.” But Lanny was here to talk policy and political polarization goddammit! Or at least that is what he got around to eventually after spending the first 15 minutes praising the “great man” Richard Nixon. According to Davis’s alternate timeline, it was Democrats who started the war into political incivility by “unfairly” using the special prosecutor law to attack poor Dick Nixon. Later on that witch hunt manifested itself in a surplus of hate that almost consumed Davis’ good friend Bill Clinton. Finally the “angry bees” of political hate swarmed onward into the Bush years where his fellow Democrats dared to bicker (AT HIS DINNER PARTIES IF YOU CAN IMAGINE) about penny-ante bullshit like torture, pre-emptive illegal wars, and income inequality. Lanny, being the entirely genuine and upstanding citizen that he is, could not take this culture of hate any longer. If Democrats were going to hate on his “likable and good hearted” fraternity brother in this fashion, Lanny would take his one man traveling circus of civility to Fox News, because they pay better know how to respect political dialogue. Read more on Dictators’ Errand Boy/Fox News Democrat Lanny Davis Explains Left Is Hateful…
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Good News: Most Americans Reject Conspiracy Theories! Bad News: A Big Chunk Of Americans Believe Them!

So, how should we react when a poll shows that over a third of Republicans and independents say they “believe that a secretive power elite with a globalist agenda is conspiring to eventually rule the world through an authoritarian world government, or New World Order”? (When you factor in the 15% of Democrats who fear the black helicopters, the total comes down to 28% overall.) Should we worry that nearly a third of the electorate seems unhinged, or should we take comfort that the vast majority of Americans won’t even notice the FEMA camps Our Glorious Leader is setting up, or should we just roll our eyes and remind ourselves that you can get about 10% of people to answer “yes” to just about any damnfool question? Since we’re in a hopeful mood today, we’re going to see the glass as 2/3 full of sanity. Maybe. Read more on Good News: Most Americans Reject Conspiracy Theories! Bad News: A Big Chunk Of Americans Believe Them!…
  We are all over this

Ohio Soup Kitchen Obviously The Real Villain In Paul Ryan’s Dishwatergate

In yet another example of the weird-ass confluence between food and politics in the current campaign season, the Youngstown, Ohio soup kitchen where Paul Ryan staged a photo-op by washing clean pans is now facing an angry wave of cancelled donations, maybe! Nothing supports the GOP stance of letting private charity take the place of government programs like starving some homelesses out of bungled-photo-op spite. Or maybe it’s receiving a surge of generous private donation fom libruls who want Big Government to provide everything to the Poors? Or some of each? As you recall, the St. Vincent DePaul Society’s president, Brian J. Antal, objected after the Ryan team “ramrodded their way” into the kitchen after it had already finished serving local Poors their gruel for the day, saying that the empty gesture never should have been allowed. As a result, Romney/Ryan supporters have withheld donations from the Catholic charity and flooded it with angry phone calls. God told them to, we are quite sure. Read more on Ohio Soup Kitchen Obviously The Real Villain In Paul Ryan’s Dishwatergate…
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Scott Brown Warns Elizabeth Warren To Stop Her Racist Tomahawk-Chopping And War Whoops

Massachusetts Senator (and former “nice guy”) Scott Brown does not condone his top staffers war-whooping and tomahawk-chopping like a bunch of vulgar Atlanta fans, and so he has given them “their one and only warning.” He means it this time, or they will get a time out! He has such strong feelings about this that in lieu of apologizing, as Cherokee Nation leader Bill John Baker demanded, he is “encouraging both sides to act with respect.” Elizabeth Warren, when will you stop being so terrible and racist to Scott Brown, and start acting with respect? Read more on Scott Brown Warns Elizabeth Warren To Stop Her Racist Tomahawk-Chopping And War Whoops…
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‘The Left’ Is Anti-Science Because Of Hippies, Says New Dumb Book

Hey, there, fellow leftists! Hope you’re all having a great day eating organic arugula, liberating lab animals from a university research facility, and withholding your children from getting vaccinated! Because it turns out that, despite the fairly well-documented dislike of science facts by many on the right, it’s really libruls who hate science, as the Moonie Times discovered when it spoke to Dr. Alex Berezow, a microbiologist and science blogger who just happens to have co-authored a book on that very subject, Science Left Behind: Feel-Good Fallacies and the Rise of the Anti-Scientific Left. It’s apparently a kind of reply to Chris Mooney’s 2006 The Republican War on Science; we will happily admit to not having read either one. So is this another case of Both Sides Do It, then? Let us “examine” the “evidence” and “form” a “conclusion”! Read more on ‘The Left’ Is Anti-Science Because Of Hippies, Says New Dumb Book…