Tag Archives: typos

  9% approval rating

Congress Goes Nuts Over Somewhat Comical Typo

The House of Representatives wants to vote on a bill that would “prohibit major federal regulations until the unemployment rate falls to 6 percent,” meaning it wants to ban new regulations permanently. Unfortunately, the version that House Republicans entered yesterday said that “federal agencies would be barred from issuing new regulations until the labor secretary submits a report ‘that the Bureau of Labor Statistics average of monthly employment rates for any quarter beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act is equal to or less than 6.0 percent.'” Did the Democrats politely let House Republicans change this to unemployment? Only after screwing around with them for a while. Read more on Congress Goes Nuts Over Somewhat Comical Typo…
  poor copy editor

Liberal New York Times Simply Does Not Care For Obama’s Facial Expression (Update: Nevermind!)

What is funnier than a typographical error on the front page of the N Y Times Dot Com, the Tumblr of Record? It’s great, because they’re like, “Hey, we’re the New York Times, we’re the best, feed me caviar,” and then they screw up and everyone chuckles for two seconds. Today they posted a TimesCast video about how a Super PAC was planning to personally attack Obama, and what could better complement that story than stock footage of Obama “looking slick and cocky”? (UPDATE BELOW — WE ARE DUMB — STILL SORTA FUNNY? — EHH) Read more on Liberal New York Times Simply Does Not Care For Obama’s Facial Expression (Update: Nevermind!)…
  worse than seeing a mexican

Jester’s Reporte: HRH ‘Patty’ Noonington Is A Communist

Good heavens! This electronick “ABCNews.com” reporte suggesteth that regent-lord HRH Peggington Noonington, chief wordsmithingtonshire of the Wall Street Journal banking pamphlet, is a Communiste, as though She keepeth court with textile-craffters or Chicagoe Africkans. Read more on Jester’s Reporte: HRH ‘Patty’ Noonington Is A Communist…
  congressional dongs in the news

What Is Harry Reid’s Member Doing Still Hanging Around Congress?

Congress is still in session for about 60 seconds a day just to do things like pass a resolution extending the funding for the FAA and  block recess appointments, both of which are politically important/ newsworthy but neither of which hold much political comedy. But it has been a whole 3 or 4 days without dick jokes about some crusty Democratic politician’s wang, so here is your Newspaper of Record, the New York Times, to rescue the Friday afternoon masses: Read more on What Is Harry Reid’s Member Doing Still Hanging Around Congress?…
  the fabric menace

Feds End Their ‘Watch On Muslin Men,’ Newspaper Reports

Wonkette operative “Paul G.” sends in this rewritten AP article printed in the St. Petersburg Times. Look, the death of bin Laden actually resulted in a slight restoration of civil liberties! But we’re still going to call them “Muslin.” Speaking of which, are our friends on Facebook still concerned about “the Muslin’s”? Read more on Feds End Their ‘Watch On Muslin Men,’ Newspaper Reports…
  more of a virgitits man myself

Virginia Attorney General Cuccinelli Wants To Have Sex With Osama

That state attorney general who “won” at being the first to defeat Obamacare in his state apparently would like to be beamed up to heaven very quickly so he can go be one of Osama bin Laden’s “Virginans,” which sounds like a cross between “virgin” and “vagina” and “trans.” Wow, what a combo! Whatever your weirdest sex fantasy is, Ken Cuccinelli just topped it. Read more on Virginia Attorney General Cuccinelli Wants To Have Sex With Osama…
  racial identity issues

Mitt Romney’s Flickr Alleges Oprah Is His ‘Half-Sister’

This strange image is on Mitt Romney’s Flickr. With no explanation. Is that a cue card? Who is telling the perfectly still nondescript Mormon to say that? Is it Joseph Smith? L. Ron Hubbard? Jared Loughner? Hey, maybe this election is going to be a contest after all, because who’s going to get Oprah’s endorsement, Obama or her half-sister, Mitt Romney? Read more on Mitt Romney’s Flickr Alleges Oprah Is His ‘Half-Sister’…
  nation of morons

‘Rich Whitey’ Only Polling At 2%, Somehow

With the exceptions of a “Rich Whitey Lady” now and then and the very occasional “Rich Black Guy” such as Barack Obama, in America the only people who win major elections are Rich Whiteys. So the only real surprise in this story about a guy named Rich Whitney suffering a typo that changed him to Rich Whitey on the electronic ballot is that he’s not winning in a landslide. What’s his problem, is he not really rich and white? Read more on ‘Rich Whitey’ Only Polling At 2%, Somehow…
  getting it right

‘Muslin’ Spotted On North Carolina Newspaper-Blog

A tipster spotted this angry letter about the Ground Zero Not-Mosque on the website of Raleigh, North Carolina’s News & Observer newspaper. Instead of “Muslim,” it uses the word “muslin” — which your Wonkette uses all the time, because “muslin” is what the Prophet Muhammad actually called his followers. If you are a linguistics professor or a marketing guru, be sure to use this letter as a case study when speaking about “social media influence on language” or some other nebulous topic. [Washington Post/Newsandobserver.com] Read more on ‘Muslin’ Spotted On North Carolina Newspaper-Blog…
  myspace is next

NRSC Sets Lofty Facebook Goal, Will Not Accept Fractions

We all know that the Republicans control Twitter, but it looks like they’re working on Facebook now. It would be astonishing, though, if the failed committee responsible for losing more than a dozen Senate seats in the last two elections were to get 2 “supporters” on Facebook. [Twitter via Blue Gal] Read more on NRSC Sets Lofty Facebook Goal, Will Not Accept Fractions…
 

John McCain Doesn’t Care About Typos

Here’s the current center graphic of John McCain’s website, which links to his Plan For Small Businesses, such as this suffering barbershop in what appears to be a rich, conservative seaside command center, like Orange County. This is not a “buisness” at all, idiot! Go back to second grade! There’s no such thing! [John McCain] Read more on John McCain Doesn’t Care About Typos…
 

Karl Rove Calls Scott McClellan Gay Woodsman

Wonkette comical typos operative “Ron” sends us this screen shot of a CNN.com article in which Karl Rove lets slip a revelation of his own about terrible snitch Scott McClellan. McClellan’s syntax in his new book reeks of liberal blogging filth? No, that’s not what Rove is revealing at all! Rove is trying to tell us that homosexual lumberjack communities in the Pacific Northwest are McClellan’s inspiration! IS THIS NOT CLEAR TO EVERYONE? [CNN] Read more on Karl Rove Calls Scott McClellan Gay Woodsman…
 

Associated Press Erotically Describes Expensive Camel

The AP has a funny article up about rich Arab princes buying camels for beauty pageants. Either the AP writer or her editor was masturbating furiously when thinking about these hot, slutty camel minxes, because look at the glorious camel typo: Read more on Associated Press Erotically Describes Expensive Camel…
 

NASA Also Can’t Spell the Shuttle’s Name

Oh, NASA, is there anything you can’t fuck up? The Gerald Ford of space agencies is getting ready for another tragic shuttle launch, so employees decided to cheer everybody up with a happy motivational poster that, as you see, didn’t quite get the Endeavour’s name right. Read more on NASA Also Can’t Spell the Shuttle’s Name…
 

Fox Mourns Death of Family Stone Bassist’s Wife

Due to the fact that “Larry” is not even remotely easy to confuse with “Billy” we’re forced to assume that the Fox News team was the first in the nation to break the story of the tragic death of Larry Graham‘s wife. Read more on Fox Mourns Death of Family Stone Bassist’s Wife…
 

Lamar Alexander: We’re on the Eve of Disctruction

To: Lamar Alexander Re: Your post on The Hill’s Congress Blog This isn’t entirely your fault — lord knows we can’t get through a funny YouTube post without making an embarrassing typo or two — but, well, it’s in the headline, and it’s been there all weekend now without someone correcting it. Read more on Lamar Alexander: We’re on the Eve of Disctruction…