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  All Lorettas Look The Same To Us

Breitbart Very Very Very Sorry About Its Journalism, For Sure

This fuckin' guy.
Breitbart “reporter” Warner Todd Huston, who wrote the offending article. We have not Photoshopped this image. Mistakes — we all make ’em! Admitting when you’re wrong helps build credibility with your audience, and it is also too the Right Thing To Do. Read more on Breitbart Very Very Very Sorry About Its Journalism, For Sure…
  words with friends

We Might Agree With Frank Luntz About Something, Possibly, But Probably Not

And they say Christmas comes but once a year. Is this is a stopped-clock-is-right-twice-a-day thing though? Possibly! Also it is a no-brainer, but still, we agree with Frank Luntz about something so we will note it because this is significant due to the fact of it never happening, really. The video starts with the CBS anchor lady asking him what he thinks about the NRA’s batshit crazy suggestion that we have a person with a gun in every school, protecting the kids. Frank notes that well, “this is not the language” that the NRA used, and if it were the language that the NRA used, he’d be “even more opposed to it.” (Why is that, we wonder? Is it not the idea itself that matters? Or just the language used to express said idea?) But anyway, he is opposed to it, and also too, the NRA is “not listening” to the American public who wants LESS guns in school, and who also agrees with the Second Amendment but doesn’t agree with the idea that every gun should be available at every place, at every time, to every person. Read more on We Might Agree With Frank Luntz About Something, Possibly, But Probably Not…
  fool me once can't get fooled again

Guess Who Is the Keynote Speaker at the Cayman Islands Alternative Investment Summit (Hint: It Is George W. Bush)

How NICE that Dubya can take some time off to get away from whatever the hell it is he does these days to address a bunch of Job Creators in a quiet room in the Cayman Islands. What is the Cayman Islands Investment Summit, you might be wondering? It is exactly what you think it is, plus tennis. Read more on Guess Who Is the Keynote Speaker at the Cayman Islands Alternative Investment Summit (Hint: It Is George W. Bush)…
  really good ideas

Teabaggers Get Another State Republican Party To Approve a Crazy Platform

This weekend the Idaho Republican Party held their state convention, so of course Teabaggers showed up in their tinfoil hats and messed with the party platform, just like in Maine. What exciting new ideas does the Idaho GOP now support? Repealing the 17th Amendment (the direct election of U.S. senators) and getting rid of paper money so that everything can be purchased in precious metals, among other things. Oh, and also there may be a loyalty pledge that forces all Republican candidates to say they will support these principles. Read more on Teabaggers Get Another State Republican Party To Approve a Crazy Platform…
  slum love

BUT… BUT SOMEONE IS BEING WRONG ON THE INTERNET! Look, OK, we’re trying to find the hot sexy stories here, but the Internet is only serving up annoyance, so our only option is to link you to this annoyance and hopefully ruin your weekend. Alas: long blog posts with multiple “clarifying” updates about ambiguous word choices in speech anecdotes from several days ago? These posts are intrinsically terrifying. Hurricane Katrina was a crisis for a long time, and Bobby Jindal talks funny. NEXT. [Ben Smith, TPM] Read more on …
  ha ha judd gregg ruined the country

Gregg Withdrawal Makes Everyone Hate Each Other All Over Again

A Democratic Hill staffer with a clear “liberal bias” writes to TPM, offering a taste of what we can expect from the Internet in a post-Gregg world: “It’s hard not to think that Gregg’s withdrawal, with the grumbling about the census and the stimulus, was not timed to cause the most damage possible to the Obama administration. Releasing the statement just as Obama took the stage in Peoria was clearly designed to undermine the President’s event. The fact he scheduled a presser only seems to confirm it… Read more on Gregg Withdrawal Makes Everyone Hate Each Other All Over Again…
  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 …
  don't let your childreen see this

Please, Walnuts, Take A Nap, Take A LONG NAP

“Well Tom Brokaw, heh, I’m disappointed about Colin Powell endorsing that Democrat, but I have FIVE Secretary of States in my pocket too, nyah nyah, and good ones at that — Henry Kissinger, Jim Baker, Larry Eagleburger… Al Haig… heh heh… uhhhhhhhhhhhh… you ever met Al, Tom?… fuck… Tom Brokaw was the fifth… no no no not Brokaw, he’s just some plumber I met in Ohio… fuck… seriously fuck my life… Colin Powell was the fif… oh no he endorsed Bono… was it Bono endorsed me?… who Bono is I have no clue whatsoever… Ah yes, Barack Obama was the fifth Secretary of State to endorse me, to answer your question Mr. Cronkite.” [YouTube/TPM] Read more on Please, Walnuts, Take A Nap, Take A LONG NAP…
  just bone and get it over with

Todd Palin Interview Sharply Lowers World’s Collective IQ

TPM has put together this pretty hilarious clip of highlights from Greta Van Susteren’s special interview with Todd Palin, which aired some time recently. Greta seems stoned off her ass and laughs at a number of her own jokes about the nickname “First Dude,” a term she brings up at least 700 times in her numerous bizarre mini-rants of unfiltered psychobabble. She stares at the ground a lot, and Todd Palin only knows 4-7 words in the entire English language. [TPM] Read more on Todd Palin Interview Sharply Lowers World’s Collective IQ…
 

Are Obama and Edwards Having Boy Troubles?

Last Thursday, Hillary Clinton secretly ditched the media and snuck away to Chapel Hill, NC to meet with John “Corporates” Edwards at his $900 billion home. May we guess that they weren’t merely eating crumpets together? We think we may. Barack Obama, too, was supposed to chat chez Edwards today, but that meeting has been cancelled. Cancelled! What is this Edwards conjuring? Eh, he probably just had to work overtime at The Mill today. [TPM Election Central] Read more on Are Obama and Edwards Having Boy Troubles?…
 

MSNBC to Survive on Other Outlets Making Fun of It

newVideoPlayer("Stewart_Mathews_Snapper.flv", 475, 376,""); The best thing about having Jon Stewart back, for now, is that he can bring the Chris Matthews Makefun–athon to the teevee. It’s a tough thing, making fun of Chris Matthews, but every now and then, the MSNBC host gets a wee bit slappy. Read more on MSNBC to Survive on Other Outlets Making Fun of It…