THIS ONE IS A DOOZY! The question on Quora was, “Would liberals be surprised to learn that conservatives aren’t exactly enthralled with Donald Trump either?” One must make some assumptions when engaging other Internetally, so I assume that the person who posted this question is politically conservative. I also assume that he assumes that asking it displays his feelings and opinion about the current administration as being reasonable. READ MORE
I FEEL LIKE THE OLD MAN in Moonstruck. You know, at the end where everything is happening crazily around him and he puts his head in his hands on the kitchen table, utterly confused. This struck home for me when I opened an email from a friend with a link to an article published earlier today in The Washington Post. READ MORE
EVERYWHERE I TURN—whether in conversation, on in emails with my Republican contacts, and especially on Facebook and the other social media on the internet—I hear people “quoting” then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on what happened to the effect that she said that the deaths in Benghazi “didn’t matter” or “doesn’t matter.”
As much as the righties hate all things Clintonian, they (and those Dems who take the corporate media at their word) could at least get the quote correct and in context. READ MORE
YOU KNOW THOSE “NEWS STORIES” that pop up all over the internet one day and you can’t avoid them? You know, the ones that read, “Hillary to be indicted for fribbing on the jimjam on her private server and lying about it!” You see them all over Facebook and they seem so goshdarn important and faster than you can say “Susan Berman” they’re gone! READ MORE
WELCOME TO SIDE 4. Follow in your book and repeat after me as we learn three new terms in Turkish: ‘buzzword,’ ‘voter fraud,’ and ‘viral news story.’ Excellent! Now, before we go any further in the book, I have here a bit of background on two topics: voter-fraud and popular American political buzz-words.
Then we will stroll through a day in the life of a viral ‘news story’ (the quote marks should tell you that they’re not really stories with factual news) as it wends its way through the rightwingnut blogosphere and finds its way into the welcoming embrace of FoxNews and maybe even to the bosom of corporate/mainstream media. READ MORE
THE LAST WORD ANYONE would use to describe me is “conservative”—at least not regarding most issues related to politics. But there’s more to life than politics: I remain old-fashioned on the issue of prescriptive versus descriptive dictionaries (strongly believing in the former) and the misuse of the designated hitter in major league baseball (not at all what you think).
And I am adamantly conservative about the correct use of grammar and punctuation and opposed to piss poor writing in all sizes and shapes. READ MORE
I POSTED A LINK ON FACEBOOK to an article that took to task a group acronymically known as PUBs, which stands for Progressive Unicorn Brigade. I don’t know how I have missed this reference over the past few years, but I hadn’t a clue as to what PUB meant! The author describes these critters as “usually white progressives who demand perfection from Democrats.”
The article is titled “Who Gets To Be Progressive?” READ MORE
DO YOU WANT TO KNOW what Waterloo and Watergate and Whitewatergate have to with each other? And what does a just plain old gate have to do with anything and where does ABBA fit into this? What if I brought another, more recent gate into the conversation—like Benghazigate? Yesterday I posted a piece on Trey Gowdy and Hillary Clinton and who’s lying about whose lies and out of that came this …
In “another fishing expedition without a bite,” I called the attempts of the oh-so partisan Congressional committee investigations to uncover the elusive and undefined ‘truth’ about Benghazi a never-ending story and the most recent as “the latest round of Clinton-bashing by the Vast Rightwing Conspiracy.” READ MORE
INCONCEIVABLE! This is what is passing for news in today’s rightwingnut media world of faux news organizations and the ubiquitous bloggers all over the Internet: “Russell Brand labels ex-wife Katy Perry ‘vapid, vacuous and plastic’ in documentary.” 1
Or my fave, the one that I received in my mailbox from an email newsletter: “Ex-Husband Has Extremely Harsh Words for Hillary-Supporting Pop Star Katy Perry”! READ MORE