Friday, April 11, 2008

What?

Even if you’re not a fan of Lost you should appreciate this…

Posted by Kevin K. on 04/11/08 at 09:00 PM
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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Hillary campaign promotes blogger who has repeatedly called Michelle Obama a “blow job queen”

[SEVERAL UPDATES BELOW—INCLUDING ONE ADDED 6/6]

I was recently alerted to the fact that the commenters at Hillary is 44 were referring to Donna Brazile as “brillohead.”  I went to check it out (it was true), but I ended up stumbling upon something even more offensive:

pulchritude Says:
April 7th, 2008 at 8:41 pm

Is blow job queen Michelle Hussein Obama still really proud of her country, or does Barack Hussein have to win another primary for blow job queen Michelle Hussein Obama to love her country again?

I was shocked that not one person called him on that comment, so I poked around Hillary is 44 a bit more to see what else he had posted and how active he was on the site.  As it turns out, very active.  And also very, very enraged by Michelle Obama (I’ve bolded the most egregious text):

pulchritude Says:
March 16th, 2008 at 7:25 pm

Now I understand Michelle Obama’s crassness and her unfounded sense of entitlement.

I quote:

From these bleak generalities, Obama moves into specific complaints. Used to be, she will say, that you could count on a decent education in the neighborhood. But now there are all these charter schools and magnet schools that you have to “finagle” to get into. (Obama herself attended a magnet school, but never mind.) Health care is out of reach (“Let me tell you, don’t get sick in America”), pensions are disappearing, college is too expensive, and even if you can figure out a way to go to college you won’t be able to recoup the cost of the degree in many of the professions for which you needed it in the first place. “You’re looking at a young couple that’s just a few years out of debt,” Obama said. “See, because, we went to those good schools, and we didn’t have trust funds. I’m still waiting for Barack’s trust fund. Especially after I heard that Dick Cheney was s’posed to be a relative or something. Give us something here!”

www.newyorker.com/...

A house purchased with Rezko cash and a salary increase she received as a result of her husband’s ability to secure earmarks for her employer, a job wth a WAL-MART affiliate as a result of her husband’s status as Senator, a full-time maid, piano lessons for your overfacilitated daughters and all the other perquisites of one’s status of wife of US Senator, and this woman still believes we should “give her something?” Michelle, American society is not a welfare program, and you actually have to earn your way. Take your sense of entitlement somewhere else, skank.

pulchritude Says:
March 16th, 2008 at 7:41 pm

merrimack,

and michelle’s salary could not be tripled if the uninsured was not filched by the organization for whom her husband attempted to secure tax dollars that would ultimately fund the mansion they could not afford.

MICHELLE OBAMA IS A WELFARE QUEEN. “GIVE US SOMETHING HERE.”

pulchritude Says:
March 17th, 2008 at 1:09 am

i despise michelle obama. am i allowed to insult her here?

Get ready…

pulchritude Says:
March 17th, 2008 at 1:34 am

mj,

blow job queen michelle hussein obama is a welfare queen who believes everything should be handed to her.

i quote the new yorker:

“You’re looking at a young couple that’s just a few years out of debt,” Obama said. “See, because, we went to those good schools, and we didn’t have trust funds. I’m still waiting for Barack’s trust fund. Especially after I heard that Dick Cheney was s’posed to be a relative or something. Give us something here!”

www.newyorker.com/...

Give you something? You have a full-time maid, a salary over $300,000, a mansion Rezko helped you finance, and you want us to give you something? You have a personal trainer you visit four times a week, and your family only consumes organic food, and you believe complete strangers should GIVE you something? Take it somewhere else, honey. i am not a welfare program.

and the presidency is not a government handout, skank. you were handed your job at the university of chicago hospitals, and you were handed your raise as a result of your husbands ability to obtain earmarks for your employer, but i will not just hand you my vote, you indolent welfare queen. and yes, i understand you were allowed to sit on the board of tree house foods, a wal-mart affiliate, as a result of your husband’s position of us senator, but you will receive no handouts, government or otherwise from me, michelle hussein. go suck on something else, for i am not a welfare program.

The hits keep on coming and we’re still in the same thread…

pulchritude Says:
March 17th, 2008 at 1:36 am

if blow job queen michelle obama needs someone to GIVE HER SOMETHING, then she can go hunt for some rezko cash.

pulchritude Says:
March 17th, 2008 at 1:37 am

i feel much better.

how is everyone?

Horrified.  Shocked.  Disgusted. You done?

Nope, I guess not…

pulchritude Says:
March 17th, 2008 at 1:43 am

yes, the university of chicago hospitals is seriously corrupt. and michelle obama is out of touch. discussing trust funds with voters in south carolina, asking them to give her something? take it to rezko, skank; at least he will hand you a wad of rezko cash.

pulchritude Says:
March 17th, 2008 at 1:46 am

and blow job queen/welfare queen michelle hussein obama has the appearance of a drag queen in this video, where she claims hillary clinton cannot run the white house as a result of bill clinton’s philandering

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN1qZMBE9Gc

at least hillary can buy her own house, michelle. hillary did not have to beg for rezko cash. and she discusses role models in this video. welfare queens seeking handouts are not roll models, michelle hussein. take it to someone who will buy your bankrupt rhetoric, skank, for i am not a government program that exists to GIVE YOU SOMETHING.

And then I found a post from yesterday on Hillary is 44 where someone asked “pulch” if one of his posts was being featured on one of Hillary Clinton’s official campaign sites:

pulchritude Says:
April 9th, 2008 at 10:50 pm

mj,

yes, my diary on North Carolina and NCAskMe.com is available at the Hillary Hub.

www.hillaryhub.com

it is also available at noquarter.

noquarterusa.net/blog/...

I did not mention it earlier, as I thought it was a weak essay. But I guess you and others enjoyed it.

Sure enough, there was his MyDD diary featured at HillaryHub, an official campaign site “[p]aid for by Hillary Clinton for President,” credited to the other alias he uses when he blogs or comments on the web, truthteller2007:

HillaryHub

(Full screen capture available here)

On the Blogs

Puerto Rico Poll: Hillary Ahead by 13
Talk Left (Jeralyn) | April 10, 2008
Send to a friend >

Hillary Is Receptive and Responsive to North Carolina Voters
MyDDD [sic] (truthteller2007) | April 8, 2008
Send to a friend >

In addition, truthteller2007’s MyDD diary was highlighted on Hillary Clinton’s main official campaign site in their daily “HUBdate” press release:

HillaryClinton.com HUBdate

NCAskMe.com: Volunteers across the state today will gather to answer more than 6,000 questions that have been submitted since the launch of NCAskMe.com last Friday. Said one voter, “Hillary is not only prepared to listen; she is prepared to offer real solutions to the real problems experienced by real people.” Read more.

Now keep in mind, this isn’t supporter-generated content on HillaryHub or in the HUBdate press releases, these entries are compiled by a member or members of the campaign staff and the sites where the content is hosted are paid for by Hillary Clinton for President.  And if you wanted to make the argument that there’s no way the Clinton staffer or staffers responsible could have known truthteller2007 had repeatedly referred to Michelle Obama as a “blow job queen” because he was using a different alias on Hillary is 44, let’s take a look at two comments made by truthteller2007 on MyDD, the same site Hillary’s staff linked to:

Example #1:

Re: Chicago Tribune: Rezko/Obama not sitting in a (1.50 / 2)

At least blow job queen Michelle Hussein Obama has the mansion she purchased with Rezko cash and with the salary increase she received as a result of earmarks Barack Obama submitted on behalf of The University of Chicago hospitals.

by truthteller2007 on Sat Mar 15, 2008 at 06:50:44 PM EST

Example #2:

Re: Shocking TUCC membership! (0.40 / 10)

Blow job queen Michelle Hussein Obama is also a member of TUCC, and what motivates that gold digger is Rezko cash and the salary increases she obtains as a result of Barack Hussein Obama’s ability to earmark money on behalf of her employer, The University of Chicago Hospitals.

by truthteller2007 on Sat Mar 15, 2008 at 11:55:17 PM EST

Some of Hillary’s online supporters recently accused the Obama campaign of sanctioning and/or organizing the event where radio host Randi Rhodes made offensive comments about Clinton and even went so far as to claim it was a fundraiser for Obama, accusations which were patently false. Now we have a clear and irrefutable example of Clinton’s campaign staff actively promoting the work of a blogger who has repeatedly referred to Michelle Obama as a “blow job queen” (among other things).  I’d say Hillary Clinton or, at the very least, Clinton Campaign Internet Director Peter Daou should publicly condemn the comments made by truthteller2007/pulchritude and extend a profound apology to Michelle Obama for promoting the writings of a man who described their opponent’s wife in such unacceptably vile and sexist terms.

UPDATE (9:56AM): Since there’s a little confusion about it, HillaryIs44.org is not an official Clinton campaign site. HillaryClinton.com and HillaryHub.com are official Hillary Clinton for President web sites. And, yes, I’m 100% positive truthteller2007/pulchritude is male.

UPDATE (10:17AM): I added thumbnails of the HillaryClinton.com and HillaryHub.com screen grabs to the post to make it flow better.  Also, fyi, I have screen grabs of every highlighted comment, but I won’t put those online unless necessary.

UPDATE (11:51am): The Clinton campaign has removed all links and content referencing truthteller2007’s MyDD diary from both HillaryHub.com and HillaryClinton.com.

UPDATE (12:00PM): When I went looking for a Google cache of the HUBdate press release, I found this (scroll to bottom). The HUBdate press release spotlighting truthteller2007’s diary is attributed to none other than Clinton Communication Director Howard Wolfson in this blog entry and the reference to truthteller’s diary in Wolfson’s post has been scrubbed on the live site as well.

UPDATE (4/13 7:10PM): Both MyDD and No Quarter have deleted the “Hillary Is Receptive and Responsive to North Carolina Voters” posts from their blogs (cached versions available here and here).  Somewhat odd in that the content of the post wasn’t the issue, just the author, but both sites don’t appear to have banned truthteller2007 nor have they deleted any of his “blow job queen” comments since my post. In addition, Charlotte 4 Hillary, a loose-knit group of Hillary supporters in Charlotte, has scrubbed every reference to the real identity of truthteller2007/pulchritude from their blog (which he linked to regularly, including in the “Hillary Is Receptive” post).  Apparently another blog “outed” him by posting his full name and email address.  I knew who he was on Friday (Charlotte 4 Hillary left quite a breadcrumb trail), but didn’t feel outing him was warranted regardless of his behavior. Mama done raised me right.

UPDATE (6/6): Since this post is getting a lot of traffic again out of the blue, let’s all take a look at some more recent examples of racism from Hillary’s hard-line supporters and, in one instance, “a top member of Clinton’s organization.”

Posted by Kevin K. on 04/10/08 at 10:25 PM
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Neomaverick

Troubling news from The New York Times:

Senator John McCain has long made his decades of experience in foreign policy and national security the centerpiece of his political identity, and suggests he would bring to the White House a fully formed view of the world.

But now one component of the fractious Republican Party foreign policy establishment — the so-called pragmatists, some of whom have come to view the Iraq war or its execution as a mistake — is expressing concern that Mr. McCain might be coming under increased influence from a competing camp, the neoconservatives, whose thinking dominated President Bush’s first term and played a pivotal role in building the case for war.

The concerns have emerged in the weeks since Mr. McCain became his party’s presumptive nominee and began more formally assembling a list of foreign policy advisers. Among those on the list are several prominent neoconservatives, including Robert Kagan, an author who helped write much of the foreign policy speech that Mr. McCain delivered in Los Angeles on March 26, in which he described himself as “a realistic idealist.” Others include the security analyst Max Boot and a former United Nations ambassador, John R. Bolton.

Prominent members of the pragmatist group, often called realists, say they are also wary of the McCain campaign’s chief foreign policy aide, Randy Scheunemann, who was a foreign policy adviser to former Senators Trent Lott and Bob Dole and who has longtime ties to neoconservatives. In 2002, Mr. Scheunemann was a founder of the hawkish Committee for the Liberation of Iraq and was an enthusiastic supporter of the Iraqi exile and Pentagon favorite, Ahmad Chalabi.

The next time you see or hear a Clinton or Obama supporter say they will vote for McCain if their candidate doesn’t get the nomination, please rub their out-of-joint noses in those four paragraphs.

Posted by Kevin K. on 04/10/08 at 02:04 PM
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Theater critic makes a funny

From Time Out New York:

We all know that artists see things differently from the rest of us, but how many folks watch a grainy video of hooded captors shouting demands over a shuddering abductee and think, Ah! Romance! It turns out there are at least two: Clay McLeod Chapman and Kyle Jarrow. In their first collaboration, the rock musical Hostage Song, the playwright and lyricist-composer imagine a man and a woman—bound and blindfolded by an unnamed militia—who somehow manage to fall a little bit in love. At first blush, it may sound like an Eli Roth flick with jazz hands, but the result is a devastatingly poignant, strangely philosophical meditation on salvation that just happens to sport a sick downbeat.

Jazz hands jokes just never get old.

Posted by Kevin K. on 04/10/08 at 01:54 PM
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Tiny Dunce Cap

Sometimes it’s best to just let the photos and text speak for themselves…

From Newsday:

A bitter Sir Elton John thinks America’s sexism may be sinking his friend Hillary Rodham Clinton.

John, a knighted British subject, said that gender discrimination is behind Clinton’s problems in the polls as he addressed 5,000 Clinton supporters at Radio City Musical Hall last night in an event that raised $2.5 million for the cash-strapped campaign.

“I never cease to be amazed by the misogynistic attitudes of some people in this country,” said John, wearing a spangled black evening coat over a vermilion silk shirt. “I say to hell with them. ... I love you, Hillary, I’ll always be there for you.”

Posted by Kevin K. on 04/10/08 at 08:11 AM
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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Funny. Funnier. Funniest.

Funny: Memphis coach, fans call for new rule to apply retroactively
Funnier: Lindsay Graham Likes That McCain Calls Him “Little Jerk”
Funniest: Heh. Indeeb.

Posted by Kevin K. on 04/09/08 at 12:17 PM
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I loathe Lieberman

Someone at Daily Kos dug up this article about Joe Lieberman in last Thursday’s Hartford Courant:

Lieberman’s constant presence at McCain’s side fuels speculation that he would join a McCain administration. Yet he already has talked with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid about his future in the caucus.

Would Lieberman, 66, a four-term Connecticut senator, be stripped of his committee chairmanship and seniority if Democrats no longer had to rely on a self-described “Independent Democrat” for their one-vote majority?

“I can tell you Sen. Reid had talked to me a few times and said he knows there will be talk if we get more than 51 Democrats next year,” Lieberman said. “As far as he is concerned, I will retain my seniority, etc., no matter how many Democrats there are next year.”

Reid’s spokesman, Jim Manley, confirmed Lieberman’s account.

I’ve been rather indifferent about Reid, but if this is true, he’s gotta go in 2009.

And if that wasn’t enough, Lieberman, Lieberman, pants on fire. What a yucky person.

Posted by Kevin K. on 04/09/08 at 11:34 AM
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Biden and Obama cut and run over the bullshit

If you haven’t watched it yet (please do) Joe Biden turned in an exceptional performance during yesterday’s Iraq war hearing:

In addition, Barack Obama proved he’s more than ready from day one (without scripted questions).

And Kevin Drum nailed Ambassador Crocker perfectly [via Balloon Juice]:

Ambassador Crocker again refuses to engage in hypotheticals with Senator Biden. Unless we hypothetically talk about leaving Iraq, in which case he is absolutely sure that everything would fall apart and the world would end.

Posted by Kevin K. on 04/09/08 at 11:27 AM
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This morning’s edition of “She Said It, I Didn’t”

Taylor Marsh during her make-believe radio show yesterday (4/8/08):

This is the thing my husband has been dreaming about ... is hate sites and hate diaries all dedicated to taking me down, because I am a fabulist, that I’m good at PR.  Of course I’m good at PR. Hello?! Where did Rush Limbaugh come from?  Where did Sean Hannity come from? You know, I really find this amusing.

Hey, what a coincidence, so do I.

From Merriam-Webster:

Main Entry:
  fab·u·list
Pronunciation:    \ˈfa-byə-list\
Function:  noun
Date:  1593

1 : a creator or writer of fables
2 : liar
— fabulist or fab·u·lis·tic

I’ll leave the comment about her husband and the references to Limbaugh and Hannity up to your own interpretations.

*cough* hack *cough*

Oops, sorry, slight cold.

UPDATE: Due to the not-so-subtle legal (and thoroughly hypocritical) threats Taylor directed at John Brown, we’ve made a few changes to two posts that featured glam shots of Marsh.  You can view the changes here and here.

Posted by Kevin K. on 04/09/08 at 07:59 AM
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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Fill in the blanks

There have been few things I have enjoyed more in the blogosphere than watching J___ B____ s_____ T_____ M____.

Answer below the fold.

read the whole post »

Posted by Kevin K. on 04/08/08 at 11:40 PM
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Lieberdog

Joe Lieberman just closely followed John McCain into the Iraq war hearing this morning.  This puppy dog routine is one of the weirder things I’ve ever seen in the political realm.  Lieberman needs a new nickname. Should it be Lieberdog or Leasherman? Suggestions welcome in comments.

MORE: Carl Levin’s opening statement was pretty good.  You can check out the text of his statement here. Oddly enough, you can’t find McCain’s statement at either his website or his Senate .gov site, even though he spoke directly following Levin.  Has anyone told him he’s running for president?

YIKES: Looking super creepy doesn’t really help your case. Great for a haunted house, not so good when you’re trying to make a political statement.

YUCKS:


Lieberman: “John, tell the ‘bomb bomb bomb Iran’ joke one more time.  You complete me!”

Posted by Kevin K. on 04/08/08 at 09:08 AM
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The Earthquake Family

Flying Murder Car! is pretty good, too.

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Monday, April 07, 2008

Obama Everywhere

A few weeks ago I might’ve felt silly posting this rollicking music video about Obama winning Pennsylvania, but not today.  Obama is tied with Clinton in the state in the latest ARG poll. This poll may be an outlier (along with the PPP poll that had Obama up by 2%), but there’s no denying that he’s been trending upwards in PA polling for a little over a week now and could actually pull off a stunning victory.  In a addition, the daily national Gallup that was released today has him up by 9% over Clinton.

Does any of that mean that Hillary can’t win the nomination?  Absolutely not. Here’s Hillary’s path to victory:

Posted by Kevin K. on 04/07/08 at 01:13 PM
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Free Tibet

In light of the news this morning (“Oh noes, not the torch!”), I figured I’d pass on an oped written by my pal John, the founding director of Students for a Free Tibet, that was printed in The Hartford Courant last Wednesday:

Tibet has been occupied since the Chinese army crossed into eastern Tibet in 1949. A steady effort to transfer Chinese people into Tibet has made Tibetans a minority in cities across their remote Himalayan land.

The destruction of several thousand monasteries followed by decades of strict control of Buddhist practice has eroded the foundation of Tibetan Buddhism such that monasteries in exile are now stronger than those in Tibet.

The Tibetan flag is banned, as are photographs of the Dalai Lama. Three generations of Tibetans have been born and matured under occupation.

Despite all this, China has failed to absorb the Tibetan people, or eliminate their thirst for freedom. And like kids who finally get fed up with being pushed around in the hallway, the bullied are turning on the bully.

Read it all.

Posted by Kevin K. on 04/07/08 at 09:17 AM
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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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