Tag Archives: talking points memo

  Ancho-Rage Alaska

Palin Bumfight Update! New Eyewitness: Bristol Totally Punched That Dude In The Face

Professional Palin Fighting re-enactors. Do not attempt these manuevers.
Additional details keep oozing to the surface about the Great Big Palin Family Brawl of Sept. 6 (aka the Rumble on the Tundra, aka Another Saturday Night With The Wasillabillies). In the newest wrinkle, Roberta Thompson — wife of Eric Thompson, the poor schlub who was fired after he talked about the brawl on teevee — has given an interview to Talking Points Memo, adding yet another bit of detail to our understanding of what may have happened at an Anchorage house party while America slept. (Where was Obama? Why was no military assistance offered? Who gave the “stand down’ order?) Read more on Palin Bumfight Update! New Eyewitness: Bristol Totally Punched That Dude In The Face…
  cause we need a man (we need a man)

Hey How Is It Going In Our Quest To Buy An Entire Person? An Update!

Last week or something, we asked you, the faithful Wonkvillein, to help us buy an entire person in the form and shape of Doktor Zoom. And many of you immediately started sending us money — so much and so fast, we actually were not able to send you personalized thank you notes, so we decided not to send you any thank you notes at all! (Nobody tell our beloved Miss Manners; we cannot stand to disappoint her.) We did not even send thank you notes to the several of you who forked over $50 a month, which is fucking ridiculous. Well, we are here to update at ya, and to tell you that Ben Howe, from Redstate, wants you to come together as one to help us, for liberal togetherness and community. HE DOES??? Yes, he does. Would we lie to you? Read more on Hey How Is It Going In Our Quest To Buy An Entire Person? An Update!…
  look at the clouds

Bill O’Reilly: GOP Would Have Gotten Away With It Too If It Weren’t For These Hispanic Moochers Who Want Handouts

Would you like Bill O’Reilly’s advice on what the Republican party could have done differently to avoid losing the Presidency and their chances of a GOP Senate? Of course you would, and here it is! First off, says Bill O’Reilly, the campaign really just reined Mitt Romney in too much. He should have been allowed to be unscripted on a far more regular basis, and actually, your Wonkette agrees with this but for different reasons. Also Romney should have hammered Obama more on Benghazi, and made that issue center stage, which is what the American people care about. Forget jobs, let’s focus on Benghazi. Oh and of course, let’s talk about how Chris Christie betrayed the GOP and how liberals were “delirious with joy” over the storm. But what you’re REALLY wondering, Wonketteers, is what O’Reilly thinks the GOP should do about the “demographics problem.” (Well, the so-called liberal media calls it a demographics problem; your Wonkette characterizes it as a “racism problem.”) Read more on Bill O’Reilly: GOP Would Have Gotten Away With It Too If It Weren’t For These Hispanic Moochers Who Want Handouts…
  bomb washington dc

Left-Wing Liberal Blogs To Destroy Sanctity Of White House Pool Reports

The most challenging investigative task a prominent Washington journalist could ever face in his or her career is to cover the White House Pool Report beat, where our greatest reporters take turns following the President during off-hours — just in case anything like a sex affair or juicy “gaffe” happens — and then share the vital journalism information with each other for common use. (This is a form of Communism.) The rotation has traditionally been composed of reporters from the Washington bureaus of the top 30-ish newspapers and magazines, and the average fare usually features three or four muckraking sentences about how a deputy press secretary made a funny joke about another reporter who every reporter knows to have a wacky reputation for the exact thing the deputy press secretary made a joke about… oh you wouldn’t get it, ha ha ha. But this is all over now, due to the recent addition of two left-wing bloggers into the rotation. Read more on Left-Wing Liberal Blogs To Destroy Sanctity Of White House Pool Reports…
  sex advice columns

THE SAD ROMANTICAL BALLAD OF MARK SANFORD: “Of course, when you’re a middle-aged man facing the collapse of your life’s work and abandoning hope of being with the woman you call your ‘ soul mate’ rational decision making or a clearly considered plan may be too much to expect.” Illustration by our pal Lauri. [TPM] Read more on …
  guided by the beauty of our weapons

WAR ON LIBTARDS: Good jesus, is this what goes on with the comments, on the liberal blogs? Must we TAKE BACK our 2nd Place Endorsement of Talking Points Memo? Looks like it! Okay, return to “crush them all.” [TPM Cafe] Read more on …
  great depression

SEND ALL YOUR ALL-CAPS RESUMES TO JOSH MARSHALL! While every single media company prepares to go bankrupt and fire our comrades — RIP Radar! — the serious journalistic Talking Points Memo websites are hiring a couple of muckrakers. [Gawker] Read more on …
 

Everything’s Just a Lame Online Diversion These Days, Including the ‘New Deep Throat’

In the Watergate era, “Deep Throat” was supposedly a government insider who met Bob Woodward in a parking garage and moodily smoked cigarettes while wearing a trench coat. The fact that Woodward himself was a government spook recently transferred from Naval Intelligence to the Washington Post newsroom led many to assume “Deep Throat” was a group of CIA bigshots nervous about the Nixon Administration turning the nation into a dictatorship, or something. Anyway, Nixon finally gave up for the sake of the country and everybody won Academy Awards for “All the President’s Men” and Henry Kissinger is still at large. Read more on Everything’s Just a Lame Online Diversion These Days, Including the ‘New Deep Throat’…
 

It’s Almost Enough to Distract Us From the Dry, Lengthy Discussions of Quasi-Legal Appropriations-Related Misdoings

Did you see that fascinating piece on pardoning Scooter Libby over at… uh… Oh, what about that exclusive Safavian… well… Jesus, Josh, how much did Clooney pay you? That is the single most hideous ad buy we’ve ever seen.* Read more on It’s Almost Enough to Distract Us From the Dry, Lengthy Discussions of Quasi-Legal Appropriations-Related Misdoings…
 

Remainders: Whoa, You Like To Claim You’ll Wean Us Off of That Stuff

In case you missed the speech last night, here’s a partial transcript. If you look closely, you can see that Hastert and Cheney weren’t even playing their instruments. [Attytood] Talking Points Memo’s “Grand Ole Docket” is a handy resource, and will probably make Who’s Who in Washington redundant. [TPM] Read more on Remainders: Whoa, You Like To Claim You’ll Wean Us Off of That Stuff…