Monday, June 23, 2008

John McCain’s “deputy e-campaign manager” is not aware of all internet traditions


Via TNR‘s The Plank:

From Mark SooHoo, John McCain’s “deputy e-campaign manager”: 

You don’t necessarily have to use a computer to understand, you know, how it shapes the country. … John McCain is aware of the Internet.

Pssst, SooHoo, over here.

Posted by Kevin K. on 06/23/08 at 03:33 PM

Women for McCain has incredible willbower

A web site is born and a PUMA founder (Will Bower) is duped. Job well done.

RELATED: It looks like Thuc Nguyen either resigned or was booted as one of Just Say No Deal’s official spokespersons (original press release here).  That’s a shame, because Thuc was a hoot on the tube.

MORE: Feel free to take a guess as to which Just Say No Deal knucklehead will appear on Neil Cavuto’s PUMA Shack today. My money’s on another appearance by Diane Mantouvalos.

Posted by Kevin K. on 06/23/08 at 09:38 AM

Scenes from a Maul

Roger L. Magoo, co-founder of Pantload Media, launches another floater:

I have my own peculiar Pat Buchanan story. I was at the Republican Convention in ‘04. The floor was getting wildly crowded for Schwarzenegger’s speech and, feeling a bit agoraphobic, I slipped out to view it on one of the many monitors available in the corridors. While watching the speech, I sensed someone standing behind me. I turned around. It was Pat, staring at me with something between contempt and hatred. Where did that come from? I had never met the man. Was it his disdain for Arnold or for who I was?

The implication being that Buchanan gave Roger the stink eye because he’s Jewish.  Buchanan is renowned for being anti-semitic, but it’s quite a stretch to imagine that he makes a practice of scowling at random Jews, even ones who look like this.  The most likely scenario?  Buchanan had just rented Scenes from a Mall and someone had told him Roger was the screenwriter. In that case, Rog got off easy. He’s lucky Buchanan didn’t grab the back of his head and start bashing it into the nearest wall while yelling, “A surfing Woody Allen with a fucking ponytail!?! Are you fucking kidding me!?!”

Posted by Kevin K. on 06/23/08 at 08:26 AM

Categories: PoliticsBedwettersNuttersPoliblogsPolisnark

George Carlin RIP

George Carlin—1937-2008

This one’s going to leave a mark.  The greatest stand-up comedian ever and a huge influence during my formative years, George Carlin, has passed away at the age of 71.  I am seriously bummed.

And, of course, you have to throw in one of his “seven words” routines...

MORE: Credit where credit is due, Ann Althouse has a good post up about Carlin.

OOPS: Shun me.  I deserve to be shunned! Sorry, ts, I was feeling fragile and forgiving.

MORE: This YouTube user has uploaded a treasure trove of Carlin videos.  Figured it would help you folks who don’t want to sort through thousands of quickly-produced, shoddy memorial videos.

Posted by Kevin K. on 06/23/08 at 06:11 AM

Categories: News

Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Sunday Selector: June 22nd, 2008

It’s baaaaaaack...

The Dixie Hummingbirds—“Christian Automobile”—playing 6/26 at Celebrate Brooklyn

HARRY NILSSON DOES POPEYE— I don’t know what’s weirder, the fact that I really like the Popeye soundtrack (probably never making it to CD) or that there are actually demos available ( and they’re even better than the final versions). Drink your spinach.

FISA HOLD ‘EM—I’m pretty much in the same camp with John Cole.  Steve M. has it right, too.

THE BEATLES’ GET BACK—I’ve always had a soft spot for the Beatles’ Let It Be, which I’ve enjoyed a lot more than, say,  the bloated ‘n’ silly Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (there, I said it) and this Glyn Johns mix, appropriately titled Get Back and replete with studio chatter,  makes it even sweeter.

MATT TIABBI’S “FULL METAL MCCAIN”—“McCain is perhaps the first candidate in history to stump against two bills bearing his own name.”

Posted by Kevin K. on 06/22/08 at 08:29 AM

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Paula Abeles responds

Paula Abeles, who I’ve written about twice, responded in the comments late last night to one of the posts about her. Since I consider myself to be “fair” and “honorable” (okay, well, at least fair),  I’ve linked the reference to the Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society web site referenced in her comment for easier access and I’ll give her the floor without editorializing, although I will be researching this issue more in the near future.  Here’s her comment in full:

This is Paula Abeles and let’s get this straight. I understand fair people might be confused about this issue because of the media’s sensationalized reporting of the Jefferson? Hemings issue—but these facts are irrefutable.
1. It was NOT a racial issue. The only Hemings descendent that had a DNA match and applied to the group was WHITE.
2. When the “Hemings descendents”—many of whom are not even descendents of Sally—couldn’t prove their case in court or to the membership—they resorted to threats to do everything possible to disrupt and sandbag the meetings.
3. Bloggers of both sides assumed identities to gain information from the other side. Everyone whose been on-line knows what this is like. The wife of the President of the Hemings family group posed as a young white reporter.

You may disagree with the decision—honorable people can disagree—but both sides had facts on their side—and the decision was made on available data (see for info on DNA and Scholar’s Commission that reviewed all the historical evidence).

Comment by PaulaAbeles on 06/21/08 at 12:54 AM

Feel free to post any additional info you may find in the comments, but please keep it civil (and absolutely no posting of personal info is allowed). Paula could have stormed in here slinging threats of lawsuits or making fun of the fact that I dress like a fourteen-year-old (I do), but she chose to take the high road and we should, too.

MORE: My ol’ pal Poputonian, former regular contributer at Digby’s Hullabaloo, a thoroughly reliable analyst, and an all-around great person, has contributed a rebuttal below in comments that’s worth a read. [UPDATE: Make that several rebuttals.  Thanks, Pop!  Sorry, prior commitments will keep me from participating today.]

Posted by Kevin K. on 06/21/08 at 07:20 AM

Categories: PoliticsBarack ObamaElection '08St. McSamePoliblogs

Friday, June 20, 2008

Norm Coleman’s Incredible Shape-Shifting Kitchen

Betty Cracker’s got the goods.  There’s no way in hell Norm’s wife Laurie the Lingerie Model was in the same room with him during the filming of his new campaign ad and Coleman’s spokesperson is making a huge mistake lying about it.

Posted by Kevin K. on 06/20/08 at 01:27 PM

Categories: Knee SlappersPoliticsElection '08NuttersTelevisionYouTubidity

“Gun hole”

This two-man off-shore drilling bout between the exceptionally stupid AuggysBack and the fire-breathing low-traffic blog conquerer caliph garrett is a hoot. “Gun hole.” Too funny. They’re duking it out over Paula Abeles, too.

Posted by Kevin K. on 06/20/08 at 11:50 AM

Categories: PoliticsNuttersPoliblogsPolisnarkSkull Hampers

Trale Lewous: “Butterfinger’s Is Easy Still”

Yes, I will post every new Trale Lewous video going forward.  Get used to it.

“Hunger bullets.” Oh, shit, I hurt myself laughing on that one.

Posted by Kevin K. on 06/20/08 at 08:03 AM

Categories: Knee SlappersYouTubidity

Paula Abeles = Congenital Liar

I was somewhat complimentary of Neil Cavuto a few days ago, but since then he’s been running the PUMA of the Day club on his show. Yesterday he had on Paula Abeles, who brayed that Obama supporters were calling her a racist (!!!) and ol’ Neil forgot to point out that, well, maybe it’s because she is a racist:

And that stammering she engaged in while discussing the alleged threatening phone calls is what we in the blogging business call “lying.” Professionals in the fashion industry call what she was wearing “eyeball pain.”

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Posted by Kevin K. on 06/20/08 at 06:30 AM

Categories: PoliticsNuttersSkull HampersTelevisionYouTubidity

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The general view that all men with ponytails suck holds true

Stop staring at my follicles.

Apparently Air America decided to give their vacant prime afternoon drive-time slot (post-Randi Rhodes) to Ron Kuby.  I’ve tried listening a few times, but my testicles kept aggressively burrowing up to my neck (I have no idea what that means, but that’s actually what happened). The show is called “Doing Time with Ron Kuby.”  Can I opt for the lethal injection? Good christ, is he the suck.

I hate the radios.

MORE: In more bad radio-based news, WNYC, our local NPR stattion, has dropped one of my favorite radio shows “Fair Game” from their rotation. My wife and I were huge fans, and used to listen to it habitually every evening.  If our marriage fails, WNYC and NPR, our blood is on your hands.

Posted by Kevin K. on 06/19/08 at 04:52 PM

Categories: Politics

Advice for my readers who are breeders

I’m going to check out Medeski, Martin & Wood and Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog at Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park tonight, so I got a hold of MM&W’s latest release Let’s Go Everywhere and was surprised to find out that it was children’s album.  I’m a selfish, childless bastard, so that wasn’t what I wanted or needed, but the good news is that it’s a damn fine children’s album and something every parent of youngish thingees who reads this blog should look into snatching up.  You can listen to four of the tracks at their MySpace page and I highly recommend you start with the FUNky “Where’s the Music?”, which just may be the best kids song ever (I can’t stop listening to it) and will surely worm its way onto my next mix CD.

MORE: You can download two MP3’s from the album, including “Where’s the Music?”, from here.

Posted by Kevin K. on 06/19/08 at 02:37 PM

Categories: MusicLocal Music -- NYCMP3/Music Downloads

Lara Logan: Ass Kicker

Lara Logan

From The Daily Show on Tuesday:

“If I were to watch the news that you’re hearing in the United States, I’d just blow my brains out, because it would drive me nuts.”

—Lara Logan (CBS News’ Chief Foreign Correspondent and the future wife of ts)

Full video at Raw Story (scroll down—link via Lally’s Alley).

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Posted by Kevin K. on 06/19/08 at 09:31 AM

Categories: NewsPoliticsWar In ErrorTelevisionYouTubidity

Bashing the Obamas

It’s about time someone made a video like this.  Pass it around.

[via MyDD]

Posted by Kevin K. on 06/19/08 at 08:39 AM

Categories: PoliticsBarack ObamaElection '08NuttersTelevisionYouTubidity

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

John McCain & Harriet Christian: Don’t they make a beautiful couple?

John McCain & Harriet Christian

John McCain & Harriet Christian

Republican presidential candidate John McCain and former second-class citizen Harriet Christian (yes, that Harriet Christian) really hit it off Saturday at St. McSame’s PUMA Panderpalooza, even though she couldn’t find out where the “convention” was being held.  According to one first-hand account: “John McCain knew who Harriet was and was very happy to see her and she him.” One can only hope they discussed how McCain’s opponent Barack Obama is an “inadequate black male” and how painful it is to be thrown down the tubes.

More pics from St. McSame’s PUMA Panderpalooza can be viewed here.

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Posted by Kevin K. on 06/18/08 at 04:59 PM

Categories: ImagesPoliticsBarack ObamaElection '08St. McSameNuttersSkull Hampers

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