Monday, April 07, 2008

For those of you keeping track at home…

Two days later and No Quarter still hasn’t posted the results to their “investigation” into whether the Obama campaign had anything to do with the much-ballyhooed Randi Rhodes event. That’s because SusanUnPC of No Quarter and several other shameless and desperate Hillary supporters on the web are willfully spreading lies about the event. Here’s just one example of hundreds you can find via Google:

I said, and I repeat: “The MONEY RAISED AT THE EVENT went to Barack Obama”
again…slowly for comprehension, “The Money ($$$$) raised at RANDI RHODES “Whore Event” went into Barack Obama’s coffers.”

again, for clarity, you might need it, because this is jarring, “The Money ($$$$) raised at RANDI RHODES “Whore Event” went into Barack Obama’s coffers.”

one more time, “The Money ($$$$) raised at RANDI RHODES “Whore Event” went into Barack Obama’s coffers.”

He should return it.

Dear god…

LET ME MAKE IT CRYSTAL CLEAR: THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN DID NOT ORGANIZE THIS EVENT (NOR DID HIS SUPPORTERS), IT WAS ORGANIZED BY GREEN 960 AM IN SAN FRANCISCO. IT WAS ALSO NOT A FUNDRAISER FOR OBAMA, ALL MONEY WENT TO GREEN 960 AM IN SAN FRANCISCO. PERIOD.  DONE. OVER.

Anyone who continues to spread this bullshit and doesn’t have the humility to offer a retraction after doing so should be deeply ashamed of themselves.

Posted by Kevin K. on 04/07/08 at 08:44 AM
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Saturday, April 05, 2008

Rabid Hillary Dead-Enders: A Special Kinda Stupid

Oh my, in their never-ending desperate attempts to take down Obama with anything they find, the most loathsome of the Hillshills are now trying to make the notion stick that the Randi Rhodes appearance where she called Hillary and Gerry Ferraro “fucking whores” was an Obama fundraiser and sanctioned by the campaign.  That claim (or inference) is patently false.  The event was organized by San Franciso’s AM radio station Green 960 and they have a page on their web site with a fact sheet about the event (“Money raised went to Green960.”) and a video of Rhode’s entire routine (not an Obama poster or banner or anything in sight). Now here’s a link to the user-generated event page that started the dunderheaded “Obama must apologize!!!” fury:

Come join other Bay Area Obama supporters for an evening with Air America host Randi Rhodes!

She was quieter in her support earlier in the primary season, but this week Randi Rhodes has been on fire with her passion for Obama (and disappointment/anger with his opponent). Today (3/7), she spent nearly her whole show urging people to get to Pennsylvania or to call Pennsylvania on behalf of Senator Obama.

Let’s show her some Bay Area love and have a chance to get together socially as well. Spend your afternoon phonebanking and then join us (in Obamawear of course) for a great evening. Doors open at 5:30 pm, event is at 6:00 pm.

This event is $5 at the door, and you sign-up in advance via Green 960 radio station’s website.
http://www.green960.com/...

After the event, we can all head to a place in the neighborhood for drinks and organizing for winning Pennsylvania, the nomination and the White House.

So this person (not a staffer) who has an account at my.barackobama.com (something anyone can do) merely urged fellow Obama-supporters to attend the show.  That’s it.  Period. He didn’t say it was an Obama fundraiser (it wasn’t).  He didn’t write, “Come on down and hear Randi call Hillary a fucking whore!” He was merely encouraging people to come to an event (which anyone can set up at my.barackobama.com) of a radio talk show host he enjoys.  Done.  Right? 

Hells no.  Let’s cue the stupid.

[Example one] Nashville is Talking:

The event sponsor’s website (KKGN 960 AM) doesn’t appear to mention the March 22 event or what it was for. This forum posting promoted a KKGN sponsored event for Obama supporters featuring Air America’s Randi Rhodes on March 22 at Broadway Studios in San Francisco. The link to a KKGN webpage provided in the post no longer works. That event was organized by Obama supporter Douglas Sabo through Barack Obama’s official campaign website

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And then, directly following that paragraph which blatantly lies about how Douglas Sabo organized the event, Nashville is Talking, which is affiliated with Nashville TV station WKRN, published Sabo’s employer and job title. How very Malkin-like.

[Example two] Little Otter’s diary at MyHRC:

Rhodes Diatribe Performed At Obama Fundraiser

Holy Mother Of Sweet Potatos - Rhandi Rhodes disgraceful “Hillary Clinton is a fucking whore” routine was performed at a fundraiser for Barack Obama.

[...]

This rhetoric was fully sanctioned by the Obama campaign. How do we know? Because they didn’t get ahead of this story and tell people when the story broke that this routine was performed at a sold out fundraiser for his campaign.  He was willing to let Rhandi take the full heat on this, when the responsibility lies with him.

Read the whole thing including the comments section in which Little Otter repeatedly has his/her nose rubbed in the truth and continues to either play dumb. as. dirt. or shamelessly dissemble.  For their sake I’m hoping it’s the latter because anyoneacting that stupid in most cases really is that stupid.

[Example three] You had to see this coming from a mile away ... SusanUnPC from No Quarter:

Here’s what she originally posted:

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Here’s the updated version:

UPDATE: I demand that Barack Obama remove all funds, if any, received from the Randi Rhodes event from his campaign treasury, and give those funds to charity. If — and we are still investigating this — the money collected at the door, and any other monies possibly collected that evening — went into Barack Obama’s campaign fund (money that came from the pro-Obama supporters who applauded, roared, and cheered while Ms. Rhodes uttered those vile, filthy, and profane words about Hillary Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro). We are investigating further.

Notice that she’s added that they’re “investigating” this. I can hardly wait for the results (something tells me I’ll be waiting for a very long time). The Hillshills have also gotten very adept at funneling their bullshit through Fox News, their new favorite channel, and SusanUnPC joyfully posted a video of John Gibson (yes, that John Gibson) calling for Obama to apologize for Rhodes’ comments:

The deal is that was an Obama event. It was promoted on his web site and she was the headliner and it was an Obama fundraiser.

If you ever needed proof that Hillshills are nothing more than newly-minted wingnuts, look no further. The Charles Johnson and Roger L. Simon’s of yesterday are the Little Otter and SusanUnPC’s of today.  Everything changed after the coronation derailed.

Posted by Kevin K. on 04/05/08 at 10:05 AM
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Friday, April 04, 2008

I swear to gods I was searching for a Battlestar Galactica episode guide…

Google is my friend.

I always thought Grace Park (“Sharon/Boomer”) was the sexiest of the Galactigals, now I’m certain of it (Maxim page with video here). Oh my. Why didn’t anyone tell me about this?  You’re all dead to me now.

Feel free to chat about BSG (new season starts tonight) in the comments.  No spoilers, please.

Posted by Kevin K. on 04/04/08 at 05:29 PM
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Obama’s creepy Philadelphia eBay stalker identified

We reported on this yesterday and CBS 3 in Philly dug a little deeper:

Sources have identified a citizen paparazzi who got under the skin of Senator Barack Obama during his visit to the Italian Market Wednesday.

[...]

Outside the famous shop, Obama’s patience was tried when he was asked repeatedly to pose for a photographer by an onlooker, identified by sources at Calvin Spiker from Union, New Jersey.

“You are wearing me out brother,” Obama could be overheard saying to the demanding citizen. “I’ll do it, but I won’t be smiling.”

Less that an hour earlier, the same man could be seen crowding in with school children outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center following a speech by the Senator.

Photo’s from a source shows Spiker trying to take Obama’s picture with a green camera and get the Democratic candidate’s autograph.

Make sure you watch the video (top right). It’s pretty clear the guy was hounding Obama earlier in the day, too.

In addition, AOL’s Political Machine noticed a few of the same things that we noticed yesterday.

Posted by Kevin K. on 04/04/08 at 01:36 PM
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Great success

From The New York Times:

More than 1,000 Iraqi soldiers and policemen either refused to fight or simply abandoned their posts during the inconclusive assault against Shiite militias in Basra last week, a senior Iraqi government official said Thursday. Iraqi military officials said the group included dozens of officers, including at least two senior field commanders in the battle.

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The crisis created by the desertions and other problems with the Basra operation was serious enough that Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki hastily began funneling some 10,000 recruits from local Shiite tribes into his armed forces. That move has already generated anger among Sunni tribesmen whom Mr. Maliki has been much less eager to recruit despite their cooperation with the government in its fight against Sunni insurgents and criminal gangs.

Posted by Kevin K. on 04/04/08 at 05:30 AM
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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Air America suspends Randi Rhodes

Air America has suspended Randi Rhodes for calling Hillary Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro “fucking whores” during an Air America event in San Francisco.  HuffPo has the details. I have no problems with the decision. Rhodes crossed a line I wouldn’t cross and no one can suspend me from this blog. I don’t see how Air America had any other choice. She had to go.

MORE: No Quarter delivers again:

UPDATE: Let’s contact Air America Radio and tell their top brass that we want Taylor Marsh to replace Randy Rhodes. Taylor tells it like it is, but she has class and dignity. She also has a wicked sense of humor and the lively style needed for AM radio. Taylor would be perfect! Let them know!

Yeah, that Taylor Marsh.

FINALLY: I’m a huge hit at MyHRC. This is the post I’m referring to. As Betty Cracker wrote in a previous post, “I’m not sure there’s a shower hot enough…”

Posted by Kevin K. on 04/03/08 at 01:38 PM
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Gentleman, start your intestines

Saying No Quarter’s Larry “Flowbee” Johnson is dumber than a box of dirt is offensive to both boxes and dirt:

Watch Obama Tee Off on Joe Blow Pennsylvania

What do you think? Was this guy wearing a bowling shirt? Is that why Obama is so miffed? If Obama is flying off the handle just because he could not break forty while bowling, what is he going to do in the White House if he has a bad day? He’s already vowed to rip out the White House bowling alley. What next? Is he going to throw bowling balls at Hillary? Fear not Mrs. Clinton, based on Obama’s recent performance on the bowling lanes the only thing he can hit with any confidence is the gutter.

Check out the video here.

Watch the video and read the accompanying account. Larry Johnson is pulling shit out of his ass at such a furious rate these days, the inside of his colon must look like the fucking autobahn.

MORE: Contrast the post and associated comments about this incident at Michelle Malkin’s Hot Air, in which Allahpundit and his readers are generally supportive of Obama, with Johnson’s summation and the Hillshills’ reactions and, you tell me, who comes off better? I’ve been pointing out that Hillary’s rabid dead-enders have become virtually indistinguishable from wingnuts, but now I’m not sure that’s the case anymore.

read the whole post »

Posted by Kevin K. on 04/03/08 at 09:31 AM
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Cakehead is back!

Cakehead, my favorite food blog on the innertubes, is back after a short hiatus and Ms. Cakehead has got a great post up about an oddly-named food item she encountered on the Staten Island Ferry. Her post makes me, unbelievably, want to watch Idiocracy again. I didn’t think that was possible. Cakehead’s crafty that way.

Posted by Kevin K. on 04/03/08 at 07:15 AM
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Mike Gravel is coming down fast but he’s miles above you

Oh my…

[via sublimeguile]

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

“...the chips in my cookies are far more delicious than the chips in yours.”

These are all brilliant.  [via Balloon Juice]

Posted by Kevin K. on 04/02/08 at 04:49 PM
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Hillary’s stunningly bad new ad

It’s great that Hillary’s finally going after McCain in her new economics-focused ad, but awkwardly shoehorning her message into the framework of her previous 3 AM ad is weird, wrong (commenter at Ambinder’s blog: “An economic crisis at 3am? What are we talking about here, a 7-11 getting robbed?”) and just plain bad. Can her campaign do anything right?  Or should I say “Wright”? That appears to be all they’ve got. [via Oliver Willis]

 

Posted by Kevin K. on 04/02/08 at 03:55 PM
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Arrested Development: The Movie?

Will Arnett, who played Gob in Arrested Development, in this month’s issue of Radar:

Talks are ongoing. Talks, it should be noted, are informal, out-of-the-blue phone calls between the cast and Mitch [Hurwitz]. Like, a month ago, I had dinner with David [Cross] and Jason [Bateman] in L.A. and we were kinda talking about it. Then Jason and I each called Mitch the next day. I think it’s something that all of us would really like to do because it would be so fun to get back together and play those characters. But there are a lot of little details that have to be resolved, like who would make it, where, how, and why.

Arnett’s a funny SOB.  Read the whole thing

Posted by Kevin K. on 04/02/08 at 09:56 AM
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Barack Obama sucks at bowling

The secret has been revealed: Barack Obama sucks at bowling.

And now for some perspective…

These guys don’t suck at bowling:

This ends today’s edition of Barack Obama sucks at bowling.

Posted by Kevin K. on 04/02/08 at 08:29 AM
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EXCLUSIVE: New “Luce Lady” to be announced today!

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EXCLUSIVE!!!

Must credit Rumproast!

As many of you may know, the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute is a non-profit organization that specializes in motivating and training young women, mostly bereft of souls, to be the conservative leaders of tomorrow.  As a “motivational tool,” they’ve offered poorly-crafted “Luce Lady” posters  for “free” ($7.00 shipping/fondling) through their web site and the series has featured luscious luminaries like Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin. Rumproast has learned through anonymous sources that CBLPI will be unveiling a new “Luce Lady” today during a press conference at their headquarters in Herndon, VA. We reveal who that “Lucey Lady” is below the fold…

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Posted by Kevin K. on 04/02/08 at 07:44 AM
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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

MyDD—The Cesspool of Hate

Bravo to Bob Johnson for his #1 recommended diary at MyHRC:

While many at MyDD rail against Daily Kos as the “Great Orange Satan,” one has to wonder how MyDD is any better. The vile posts at MyDD (echoed at other so-called progressive blogs such as TalkLeft, Taylor Marsh and NoQuarter) spew the kind of venom and hatred one usually finds at the worst of the loony rightwing blogs.

I can understand some bitterness at having a favored candidate appear to be increasingly on the verge of losing the race—that is a normal part of every hotly-contested presidential primary—but the bitterness on display at MyDD is in a class by itself.

The demonizing of every elected Democrat who has endorsed Obama and the suggestions that Obama is a racist or is a Manchurian candidate for black power or racist puppetmasters marks those writers as seriously delusional and filled with hate.

No, you are not a Democrat if you make those kinds of off-the-wall accusations against good Democrats. You have become an unhinged fanatic.

A small handful of B to C-list lefty blogs have been pointing out the creeping racist douchebaggery from allegedly lib/Dem blogs “supporting” Hillary, but so far (correct me if I’m wrong) no A list bloggers have spotlighted this sick new trend.  It’s good news, at the very least, that this MyDD diary (and its message) is getting the attention it deserves. Now it would be great if someone on par with Digby, Kevin Drum or Glenn Greenwald (just to name a few) took a stand on this as well.

Very busy today.  I hope to write more on this later.

SOMEWHAT RELATED: Hillary losing ground in Pennsylvania. [via memeorandum]

MORE: Even worse PA polling news for Hillary here.

Posted by Kevin K. on 04/01/08 at 01:49 PM
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