May 21, 2013
Last week we mentioned that a half-dozen heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune own more than the 100,000,000 Americans at the wrong end of the U.S. Pyramid of Poverty, which is gigantic on the bottom and narrow in the middle and just a teeny tiny point on the top that controls all the wealth in this [...]
Hello comrades. We have a mission for you, should you choose to click/accept it, etc. Wonkette Propaganda Industries & Co. is preparing a Digg-style story submission system to replace our current unwieldy and underutilized tips@wonkette mail list. What this means is simply that we would like to gauge interest in such a public forum where [...]
In the Diminished Expectations Department, Obama’s Justice Department persecuting Obama-lovin’ leftists for having liberal ideals is one of those things that warrants a very reasonable response like, Eh I’m never voting again and also am going to BLOW UP AMERICA, even though such a response will also result in Obama’s Justice Department persecuting you. But [...]
Unlike the last time we had to switch commenting systems — when we got gay-divorced from Gawker Media, going on three years ago — this “move up” seems to have gone a hell of a lot better. How do we know? Because last time around, you were sending us angry/frustrated emails at the rate of [...]
As Glenn Beck once said during the Martian Civil War, one-score and four hours ago, your Wonkette embarked upon its first redesign since 2007, and the first comment/technology system change since the spring of 2008, when Hillary Clinton was the Democratic frontrunner for president and Twitter was some weird new thing a few geeks were [...]
What kind of insanity is Sarah Palin causing today? We were reading Wonkette alum Juli Weiner’s thing at the Vanity Fair website about the Great Home-Depot Pre-Assembled Board-Wall of Wasilla when we stumbled upon a comment that may or may not have been translated from the original Latvian. Does Sarah Palin “takes off her cloths, [...]
Any Commander of the Continental Army worth his salt should know that you can’t go about Warring if one side moderates all Blogspot comments, on the Internet, approving nothing. Each side must stand in a line and shoot at the other line — with Dignity — until enough people are dead.
THIS SINGLE COMMENT FROM SOME FREE REPUBLIC THREAD DESERVES ITS OWN POST: “reaganaut1,” upon hearing that Barack Obama wants to impose a small tax on banks to recoup bailout funds, warns: “If Wall Street doesn’t grow a pair of nads now, they are forever doomed.” Text “HAITI” to 90999 to help the powerless Wall Street. [...]
NO WE DID NOT BAN YOU (YET): We don’t know what’s going on with the comments, either. But we have our comment boxes again, on our various machines, across this great land. HEADQUARTERS is maybe working on the “can’t comment at Wonkabout” problem? Okay here is a fun challenge: If you can comment, but couldn’t [...]
As some of you pointed out, the comments thread on that Fishbowl DC post we just linked to has some the best punditry we’ve seen the election. At least 75% of them make some scathing reference to the fact that Barack Obama uses teleprompters to deliver prepared speeches, like all Presidents and leaders and speakers [...]
So we checked out our “competitor,” the Confluence blog, and, as many of you have already discovered… it’s a PUMA site! They have a post called, “An Interview with Harriet Christian, NY Senate Seat Contender.” Oh man. Welcome to our radar, Confluence! [The Confluence]
At some point in recent Internet history, the Chicago Sun-Times gave its famous film critic Roger Ebert a film blog, to write about film. Well fuck film! Now he just writes hilarious geopolitical rants next to pictures of triangles and octagons, like all bloggers.
We read somewhere, here, that Obama’s transition website, Change.gov, was getting pretty Internettish these days. This is Obama’s thing, he does it all the time: using standard Internet crap — stuff that other politicians somehow haven’t discovered — to help his readers connect and engage one another on the issues important to them (and possibly [...]
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