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It’s a Skeet-Gate Saturday night

Breaking news. A political earthquake shakes our nation down to its foundations tonight. Justice Antonin Scalia’s body was found hanging with the President’s monogrammed towel wrapped around his neck. Blah blah something something:

John Nolte | Breitbart.com

Some of you younger folks might not remember this, but there was a time when the media questioned Power. No, really, once upon a time, the media saw it as its duty to be forever questioning and skeptical of Power, especially when Power was in pursuit of more power.

Perfidy and blood-drenched Skeet-Gate? Yes, this photo:

Look at that. What a historic scandal. Obama shooting at something but not at skeet. Shooting is not the same as skeet-shooting, jackals. OH the White House thought they could away with that. But John Nolte was too smart, so now he has to murder the President. At the very least impeach his guts out, then kill him.

There are legitimate reasons that would explain the angle of his gun, but….

Because the photo is odd, some are asking perfectly legitimate questions.

But not the media.

They’re mocking the people who only love their dumb stupid country, Dumbfuckistan.


The media and The State are now one.

Through the looking glass, reverse vampires, you know the drill . .


Tucker Carlson Readies Himself for a Pulitzer Prize

Look who’s pulled on a pair of big-boy pants! Tucker Carlson. He of the sophomore Ivy League bow-tie and fraternity sneer has decided he’d like to try something new. He’d like to take a crack at being the man. Good for you, Tucker.

Try something simple in these first heady days, buddy. Chop some wood. Barbecue something with a hide. You know, take on a task that’s small enough to build your confidence. Rearrange the tool shed. Don’t go all crazy and . . what’s that? You’d like to destroy Media Matters? By doing a giant expose’ on them? Dear me. And after you’re done with them, they’ll be nothing but whispers and bones. I see.

Yes, well, that’s a bad idea. For all sorts of reasons. The first of which is that you’re an idiot. The second of which would be you’re as tawdry as hooker’s lace. Put those two together, and you get one piss-yellow journalist.

Your idea of “reporting” looks like “Mike Tyson: Sarah Palin met ‘the wombshifter’”. A Daily Caller traffic-beggar, the piece you defended as legitimate Sarah Palin news focused attention on a rapist’s comments about a celebrity politician who may or may not have dated a basketball player:

“Glen Rice is a wonderful man,” Tyson said. “He’s a wonderful guy. You want her to be with somebody like [Dennis] Rodman getting up … in there. Pushing her guts up in the back of her head!”

I’m betting that article got more hits than any other in your website’s one year history. That’s why you went out of your ecstatic way to go on TV and whine at Greta Van Susteren like a hot teen about the “controversy.” The only reason for featuring the lurid comments, Greta, was that I was appalled by them. That’s why we appended a warning to the post saying “these quotes are bad” long after it went viral. Some dog took a sizable crap on my lawn this morning, so I saved it, Greta, and brought it into the studio for you. These are the same habits the Wall Street Journal lives by.

So we know, with regard to Media Matters, you’re only out to do a hatchet job, utterly devoid of honesty, facts or credibility. You’re gonna make plenty of stuff up. Call everybody drugged out and gay, or something. Where’s the article, incidentally?

Inside Media Matters: Sources, memos reveal erratic behavior, close coordination with White House and news organizations
By Tucker Carlson, et. al. | The Daily Caller | 10:02 PM 02/12/201

There it is. And that’s it? You’re going with erratic behavior? That’s how you’ll vaporize the enemy? Allegations of moods. This should be good.

David Brock was smoking a cigarette on the roof of his Washington, D.C. office one day in the late fall of 2010 when his assistant and two bodyguards suddenly appeared and whisked him and his colleague Eric Burns down the stairs.

Brock, the head of the liberal nonprofit Media Matters for America, had told friends and co-workers that he feared he was in imminent danger from right-wing assassins and needed a security team to keep him safe.

The threat he faced while smoking on his roof? “Snipers,” a former co-worker recalled . .

. . “What movement leader has a detail?” asked someone who saw it.

What a devastating lede. God damn, you are funny, Tucker. The “movement leader” quote is a dead giveaway, by the way — liberals wouldn’t use such a term because we’re not followers. You guys are the “movement” people.

But if you think Brock is paranoid and that’s enough to end his career, you should meet the guy who runs Fox News, Roger Ailes:

Barricading himself behind a massive mahogany desk, Ailes insisted on having “bombproof glass” installed in the windows – even going so far as to personally inspect samples of high-tech plexiglass, as though he were picking out new carpet. Looking down on the street below, he expressed his fears to Cooper, the editor he had tasked with up-armoring his office. “They’ll be down there protesting,” Ailes said. “Those gays.”

What does this qualify Roger for? Permanent retirement?

Inside his blast-resistant office at Fox News headquarters, Ailes keeps a monitor on his desk that allows him to view any activity outside his closed door. Once, after observing a dark-skinned man in what Ailes perceived to be Muslim garb, he put Fox News on lockdown. “What the hell!” Ailes shouted. “This guy could be bombing me!”

Or merely a funny jacket? Anyway, I gather from the Brock smear, which you believe is the highlight of your reporting, that actual facts about the work Media Matters engages in will not be forthcoming. Instead you’ll mine or make up a pile of quotes from unnamed sources to make your target seem somehow less than decent and civilized. And that’s what you did.

Check these ‘page’ sub-headings and companion quotes.

–“How Media Matters targets network anchors, while avoiding taking credit”:

“In ‘08 it became pretty apparent MSNBC was going left,” says one source. “They were using our research to write their stories. They were eager to use our stuff.” Media Matters staff had the direct line of MSNBC president Phil Griffin, and used it. Griffin took their calls.

Unnamed source. Unfounded fact.

–“Sources reveal reporters, bloggers among those who lean on Media Matters”:

“The entire progressive blogosphere picked up our stuff,” says a Media Matters source, “from Daily Kos to Salon. Greg Sargent [of the Washington Post] will write anything you give him. He was the go-to guy to leak stuff.”

“If you can’t get it anywhere else, Greg Sargent’s always game,” agreed another source with firsthand knowledge.

More unnamed sources. For some reason, they engage in dialogue out of a two-bit screenplay. “It was Sargent, see? He was the guy! He was itchin’ for it . . real bad, man.”

–“Media Matters’ weekly call… with the White House”:

Less than a month later, in language that could have been copied directly from a Media Matters press release, White House communications director Anita Dunn leveled almost precisely the same charge, dismissing Fox as “more a wing of the Republican Party.”

Were the lines of attack coordinated? “To my knowledge, there wasn’t coordination,” says a source. But at times there has seemed to be a kind of mind meld between the Obama political team and Media Matters.

Unnamed sources that can’t even connect your villains. So you had to mind-meld them.

–“Brock’s behavior becomes a problem”:

“Some days he’d come in and you could tell he was on his meds because he would just sit in his office alone and not engage with staff,” says a coworker. Other days, “he’d be intensely engaged. He’d get manic, very reckless and grandiose. You’d see this level of self-confidence in him that would spiral.”

Last spring, some at Media Matters headquarters and in other parts of the progressive world were caught off guard by an interview Brock gave to Ben Smith at Politico, in which he promised to wage “guerrilla warfare and sabotage” against Fox News. “It was insane,” says a coworker. “David was totally manic at the time. We were all shocked.”

Friends say Brock, who has publicly admitted drug use in the past, was working obsessively and staying out late with compatriots. “They’d close [local bars] and party till six in the morning,” said one.

Said one. Thought some. Says a coworker. Says a coworker. Tucker, you’ve got a six page article full of nothing. Sheer trash. The worst sort of journalism. And then you finish it off with this final, earth-shattering revelation:

The atmosphere in the office was considerably more tolerant on non-editorial matters. “There were these two folks who got caught [having sex] in the communications war room on the weekend,” said one employee.

“People came in, and lo and behold there were two of their colleagues doing the nasty on a desk.” Neither one was fired.

Pow! No one was fired. And why was that? Because Media Matters are unstable, conspiratorial liars. That is, of course, when they’re not forthright honest souls who seek out Tucker Carlson to tell him the truth, anonymously.


Is it an Easter tradition for Republican Christians to go insane?

Hello all, today is Good Friday. Hail, here comes Easter, just two days from now. Passover was terrific, wasn’t it? For all of our Jewish friends, I assume?

Since we are in a period of high holy days for our familiar religious groups and compatriots, why don’t we celebrate? How about we pull the ice picks out of our freezers and jab them into our skulls? Then we can babble at length like schizophrenics about the imminent destruction of all Judeo-Christian religions, traditions and peoples in America. Because that’s sooooooo totally happening, like right now.

You may be wondering, and you might say, “Hey, I’ve been known to jabber occasionally. Is this guy talking about me?” And I’d say to that: “Who the hell are you talking to — I’m right here.” And then you’d say “OOOH. Hey, man, do you mean me? I’ve run my fingers over my hair and I can’t find any ice-picks or similar pokey-things.”

I would remind you that people with pokey-sticks in their brains are capable of imagining anything, so let’s say we give you an actual test. “WE GIVE YOU AN ACTUAL TEST.” Good!

Following are three posts I pulled off the web. One is a description of a real event, a report. The other two are opinion pieces offered by Conservative Christians. The reporter is sane, the two unfortunates are likely typing in mid-air as paramedics balance the dangers of removing a trans-cranial spike with the awesomeness of the *SCHHLLIIINNG* sound it could make.


Next Year in the White House: A Seder Tradition

WASHINGTON — One evening in April 2008, three low-level staff members from the Obama presidential campaign — a baggage handler, a videographer and an advance man — gathered in the windowless basement of a Pennsylvania hotel for an improvised Passover Seder.

The day had been long, the hour was late, and the young men had not been home in months. So they had cadged some matzo and Manischewitz wine, hoping to create some semblance of the holiday.

Suddenly they heard a familiar voice. “Hey, is this the Seder?” Barack Obama asked, entering the room.

How Easter Ended
by John Andrews

Dear Grandson: I risk writing you this letter in order to pass along some censored history. Today’s America of 2050, officially atheist by law, is a very different place from the “nation under God” of my boyhood in 2010. When you take your first communion in Denver’s underground church on a spring morning once known as Easter, you need to know how this and other holy days disappeared from the American calendar.

Our country at mid-century remains the envy of the world, still fairly prosperous and optimistic, still claiming to be the land of the free and the home of the brave. But I’m sad to tell you that during my lifetime, “brave” and “free” have been redefined so as to disallow any reverence for that power whom our founders called the Creator. Christians and Jews have been made outlaws.

Introducing the Progressives’ Transformation of the 10 Commandments
by Nathan Tabor

President Barack Obama promised during his campaign and inaugural speeches that we would witness a fundamental transformation of America . . With so much on his plate, Obama hasn’t had time to fundamentally charge the very basis of our legal system — the 10 Commandments, as given to the prophet Moses by Yahweh on Mount Sinai.

But rest assured, there will be many — gay activists, atheists, hard-core leftists, etc. — who will eventually get around to fundamentally transforming God’s 10 Commandments.

I. I am your leader, Obama. When I and my minions are around, who needs God?

II. Obama, Pelosi and Reid must be exalted with carved images throughout the nation.

III. Prayer will be banned in public, but praise, song and poetry honoring Obama will be constant.

So begins the story of the Obama Seder, now one of the newest, most intimate and least likely of White House traditions. When Passover begins at sunset on Monday evening, Mr. Obama and about 20 others will gather for a ritual that neither the rabbinic sages nor the founding fathers would recognize.

So hide my letter with your Bible; both are illegal to possess. It is only because your father and mother honor the civil-disobedience tradition of Martin Luther King and ignore the ban on Judeo-Christian writings that you can read the Scriptures at all.

IV. Remember the Sabbath Day. Don’t observe it, simply remember it.

V. Honor thy mother and thy father if they love Obama; otherwise, call child protection services and claim they’ve abused you.

VI. Thou shall not kill or abuse terrorists or criminals, but unborn babies may be killed right up to the moment of their birth.

Guessed it yet?

In the Old Family Dining Room, under sparkling chandeliers and portraits of former first ladies, the mostly Jewish and African-American guests will recite prayers and retell the biblical story of slavery and liberation, ending with the traditional declaration “Next year in Jerusalem.”

. . Instead, young Timothy, your generation grows up in a spiritually-neutered culture that has swiftly taken over what was once the most devout nation on earth. Hence this year of 2050 is punctuated by Bunny Day and Kosher Day on what used to be called Easter and Passover – as it will be by Turkey Day and Santa Day in place of Thanksgiving and Christmas. To silence all theistic echoes, even the secular holidays of Memorial Day and Independence Day have been renamed as Peace Day and Sparkler Day.

VII. Thou shall marry anyone or any creature you wish with the full protection of Obama.

VIII. Thou shall steal from those who work and save and give such bounty to those who are slothful, irresponsible and non-productive.

IX. Thou shall not bear false witness against your neighbor, unless they refuse to accept Obama as their god and their leader.

X. You shall covet your neighbor’s house. When Obama is done transforming America you will have it.

Okay, which one’s the sane one? I’m bad — I have no idea, I was hoping you could figure it out. It ain’t whoever wrote that “Seder at the White House” thing, because that’s crazy.


Sarah Palin aims ‘retarded’ politics at Rahm Emanuel

Well, now you know another thing Governor Moosemeat will grandstand over at the Tea Party Convention:

I would ask the president to show decency in this process by eliminating one member of that inner circle, Mr. Rahm Emanuel, and not allow Rahm’s continued indecent tactics to cloud efforts. Yes, Rahm is known for his caustic, crude references about those with whom he disagrees, but his recent tirade against participants in a strategy session was such a strong slap in many American faces that our president is doing himself a disservice by seeming to condone Rahm’s recent sick and offensive tactic.

The Obama Administration’s Chief of Staff scolded participants, calling them, “F—ing retarded,” according to several participants, as reported in the Wall Street Journal.

She’s not shy about brandishing her youngest, Down Syndrome afflicted child, is she?


White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel called the head of the Special Olympics last week to apologize for using the expression “fucking retarded,” Politico’s Ben Smith reports.

“Rahm called Tim Shriver Wednesday to apologize and the apology was accepted,” an unnamed White House official said.


Sarah Palin, who called for Emanuel to apologize for using the word “retarded,” was herself accused of using the word last year. Levi Johnston, the father of Bristol Palin’s daughter, told the media last fall that Palin described Trig, her son with Down Syndrome, as her “retarded baby.” Palin strongly denied ever using the expression.


NY Gov Paterson stabs Dems in back over moving terrorists trials

“This is not a decision that I would have made.

“I think terrorism isn’t just attack, it’s anxiety and I think you feel the anxiety and frustration of New Yorkers who took the bullet for the rest of the country,”

New York Governor David Paterson plays his hand, tries to save his political future.

Fourteen months after being elevated to the governor’s job, David A. Paterson is deeply unpopular among New Yorkers, who doubt his ability to grapple with the state’s increasingly bleak economic situation, according to a poll by The New York Times, Cornell University and NY1 News.

Sensing the futility of trying to jam Paterson down the throats of New Yorkers in the next gubernatorial election, the White House let him know that he will not be their man.

When President Obama’s aides lowered the boom on Gov. Paterson, it was really a two-fer aimed as much at another White House worry: former Mayor Rudy Giuliani…

The political jujitsu dealt a blow to Republican Giuliani’s gubernatorial chances, since it’s now more likely the former mayor’s opponent would now be the Democrat’s undisputed heavyweight, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, experts said.

So what did Paterson do? Sided with Giuliani on the terrorists/security ‘issue’, of all things.

“Our country was attacked on its own soil on September 11, 2001 and New York was very much the epicenter of that attack. Over 2,700 lives were lost,” he said.

“It’s very painful. We’re still having trouble getting over it.

“We still have been unable to rebuild that site and having those terrorists so close to the attack is gonna be an encumbrance on all New Yorkers.”

How do you like that language? ‘Please, no, not now, we can’t get over it, we’re hurting too bad…’ There’s some real strength in leadership. What about the city’s own justice system, populated by New Yorkers, trying and convicting the bastards? Some local legal retribution? No?

Or would some of you rather just traffic in noun/verb/nine-eleven Giuliani impersonations?

“I think it’s a logistical and security nightmare for the American People,” Alice Hoagland, mother of a 9/11 victim, said.



Because wingnut bloggers like Pastorius got completely suckered by White House guest list, he calls for Obama’s resignation

First, they were enraged that William Ayers and Angela Davis were allowed access to the White House: “…wake up america!!!!.” Then, when it turned out they’d just been quicker to the out-rage than the double-check, that the names did not correlate to the hideous criminals they’d thought–well, that was just too much. When Obama goes that far out of his way to plan to fool (successfully!) the legendary right-wing bloggers of whatever this site is called, the President simply must resign:

Breaking News: William Ayers, Angela Davis, and George Soros Among Visitors To Obama’s White House

From Rumcrook:

wake up america!!!! obama is a radical! white house guest list reveals just how radical he is!

“You are unlikely to find a sorrier rogues gallery than Obama’s guest list!

Did you ever wonder who were the folks who got all those special invites to the White House since the Obama’s turned it into party central? The White House released the list. Here are some highlights…

  • Two visits by William Ayers, the Weatherman terrorist whose group bombed the Pentagon and who said he wished he had done more. Remember Obama told us all that Ayers was “just some guy in the neighborhood” back in Chicago. What a liar!
  • Two visits by Angela Davis, former Communist Party candidate for Vice President and found innocent of kidnapping and murder of a judge.
  • Four visits by failed Presidential hopeful John Edwards. No word on whether he shared grooming tips with Obama.

Oh-HO! GOOD one, very timely.

  • Five visits by Steve Elmendorf, head of the Congressional Budget Office. Wonder if Obama was doing some arm twisting to get CBO to whitewash the Dem’s health care plans?

I can’t think of a single reason why the head of the CBO would ever need to meet with the White House. Geniuses. The list of devils goes on and on. When someone points out, in the comments, that Rumcrook might want to ‘check your facts,’ he retorts:

says you sockpuppet.

you pull your “fact” out of your ass because your trying to protect zero.

where as these facts come straight from the white house.

Ouch. Apparently, any old name is as good a fact as any other.

And to the guy who posted the mistake, Pastorius, any old mistake on his part is as good as any presidential crime. Because the outrage isn’t any more that Ayers and the like were allowed in, because they weren’t, because some of the people who visited the White House just had the same names as Conservative bogeymen, it was that the President planned the thing to embarrass wingnut bloggers, which it did.

‘We’re on to you now, Mr. President,’ they said. ‘For that, it’s time for you to resign…’

UPDATE AND BUMPED: Apparently, Allahpundit and Ace of Spades are both reporting that this story is not true.

It is not that it is not true. Instead, the fact is, Obama released 300 names out of 100,000 who have gone through the doors of the White House. Some transparency.

This is all a headfake by Barack Hussein Obama to make Conservatives look stupid. Great job, Barack, but I’m not buying your bullshit.

Let’s look at what MSNBC has to say about the information release:

…The White House warns that many names that may appear familiar — and controversial — do not in fact refer to the most famous people to carry those names. Jeremiah Wright is on the list, but it’s not the president’s former pastor. This Michael Jordan is not the basketball player. This Michael Moore is not a filmmaker. The William Ayers who took a group tour of the White House isn’t the former radical from Chicago who figured so prominently in the 2008 campaign. And the Angela Davis on the list has a different middle initial than the activist and former fugitive.

The White House could have avoided some of that sort of confusion by providing more information on the visitors, such as an employer name and the city they hail from. For example, is the Shawn Carter who attended a poetry reading the same one who goes by Jay-Z and had campaigned for Obama?

“This unprecedented level of transparency can sometimes be confusing rather than providing clear information,” a White House special counsel, Norm Eisen, wrote on the White House blog.

Well, isn’t that cute.

Fuck, Barack Hussein Obama. He is just a liar. So, the William Ayers they released is not that William Ayers.


Barack Hussein Obama is just being a class smart-ass with this maneuver. It is such a transparent practical joke. It is childish behavior for a sitting President of the United States, supposedly the most powerful man in the world.

When, oh when, will the Democratic Party finally come to their senses and demand that this man resign from office?

We should hide your embarrassment? Really? This is how politics works?


Wuss-crooner Pat Boone wants to ‘throw a tent’ over the White House and gas it

An awful singer and a wingnut, what a loser.

Needed: A tenting of the White House

In time, it seems to happen to all older houses, no matter how well tended they may be.

All manner of parasites, vermin, roaches, rats, worms and termites find their way into the building. Long before they’re detected, they infiltrate the walls, the floors, the roofs – and then chew their way into the structure, the supporting beams and the very foundation of the house itself. Silently, surreptitiously, whole communities of invaders make places for themselves, hidden but thriving, totally unknown by the homeowner.

Then, in time, tell-tale signs are seen. Little droppings, discolored trails, proliferating piles of residue appear in corners, on tabletops, little hanging sacs from ceilings – alarming evidence that the grand old dwelling has been invaded. Decidedly unwelcome creatures have made this place their home, and by their very existence will eventually destroy the house and bring it to ruin.

What can be done, when you learn that your house has already been invaded?…

I believe – figuratively, but in a very real way – we need to tent the White House!

As opposed to figuratively, in the fake way, which would merely be figurative. Boy, it’s that same old wingnut style, isn’t it? Stiff, boring, slow-moving, trying to wield big words and phrases. Brutal.

…To the dismay of millions of us, this occupant seems to think we need an emperor. Even though all polls show that the majority of Americans don’t want a whole new government-run health-care system, detest the trillions of dollars in un-payable debt he has foisted on us, question the whole “global warming” scare and disagree with him on many other issues, he boldly announces: “We’re going to fundamentally transform America!” And he makes it clear that he is going to cram things down our throats whether we want them or not.

He never said that.

…But it’s worse. Far worse. So many of the people he’s adding to the public payroll and giving unprecedented power to are socialists, extreme leftists and even proud, boastful Marxists. Communists! Their backgrounds and past allegiances are not hidden; they’re easily found by anybody who really wants to know. So it’s not possible that now-President Obama didn’t realize what kind of people he was bringing into the White House.

No, he’s bringing exactly the kind of people he wants around him, to guide him and to do his bidding.

Great, here come all the evil czars. Here’s a representative sample of Boone’s intelligence and grasp of reality:

* “WMD Policy” Czar Gary Samore – Former U.S. Communist. Wants to destroy all WMDs unilaterally as “a show of good faith.”

Through dozens of links, only right-wing websites, not Samore, say that.

* “Weapons” Czar Ashton Carter – leftist. Wants all private weapons destroyed. Supports U.N. ban on firearms ownership in America.

He wants no such thing. And there is no ‘U.N. ban on firearms ownership in America.’ Neither proposed nor exists.

* “Safe Schools” Czar Kevin Jennings – extreme gay activist, founder of GLSEN, the organization promoting homosexual orientation and support in all American schools; has praised the late gay-rights activist Harry Hay for his defense of NAMBLA, the “Man-Boy Love Association.” Safe schools? Safe schools?


Friend, fellow American, this is just a partial list of the people, the types of people the current president has embedded in the White House and all through the executive branch. It’s not accidental, nor coincidental; he himself was virtually carried to his current residence by ACORN, that maggot-ridden organization. No, he wants people who think like this, in order to “radically transform America,” as he has pledged.

And nope.

And they will do just that, drastically … unless we act, decisively and powerfully. Our White House is being eaten away from within. We urgently need to throw a “tent” of public remonstration and outcry over that hallowed abode, to cause them to quake and hunker down inside. And then treat the invaders, the alien rodents, to massive voter gas – the most lethal antidote to would-be tyrants and usurpers.

We must clean house – starting with our own White House.

And the bats in your belfry?


News of no interest: Dr. Melissa Clouthier is an unrepentant fucking moron.

Bill Ayers Visited The White House January 27
October 30, 2009 / 4:06 pm • By Dr. Melissa Clouthier

I am Melissa Clouthier

I am Melissa Clouthier

Yes. He. Did:

No. He. Didn’t.

I wish I were making this up.




So, upon further inspection, it looks like it was a different William Ayers.

Update: Turns out there’s more than one William Ayers in the third biggest country in the world.

But a guy named George Soros was there eight times and I don’t know too many of those.

BWAH-HA–you gotta be kidding me

And an Andy Stern was there 22 times.


Granted, that’s a common name, too.


John Boehner was there once. David Petreaus is notably absent.



Conservative website ‘Atlas Shrugs’, the one-stop shopping mart for all your Axis of Evil finger puppet needs

Have you noticed how greedy the right-wing sites are getting? They are not messing around with their perhaps money-making potentials, they are going whole-hog on the ads and marketing. They don’t care at all what it looks like to anyone reading the sites, every penny’s gonna get squeezed out of the place. Find it distracting to try to digest the political opinion with all the third-party marketing opinion thrown in? Tough.

If you go to Townhall, it’s almost impossible to move about the site with all the frozen screens and pop-ups. Limbaugh’s site is like a carnival or Vegas barker’s wet dream: neon reds blaring at you from every angle.

And now comes a somewhat newer ad phenomenon. I caught this originally at World Net Daily, the site recently famous for foisting the bogus Obama birth certificate online, breaking the hearts of thousands and thousands of wingnuts.

They’re ads embedded in the text of the post as hotlinks. Instead of an idea, person, or breaking story being highlighted as a link for you to follow in order to pick up some background information or fill in some tangential issue, it’s just a random ad-link that picks a word or phrase to divert traffic to a barely related product.

This is what it looks like, roughly: “Two U.S. journalists who had been detained by North Korea were traveling back to the United States with former President Clinton hours after being pardoned, a Clinton spokesman said…” And if you clicked the ‘traveling’ link (mine, just a fake) you’d go to Travelocity.com, or Travelers Insurance, or some such thing.

To say that it pretty much kills any idea that political opinion or analysis is written for its own sake is fair. It also makes for some hilarious contrasts, the purposes of angry ‘intellectual’ Conservatives and retailers not being identical.

The latest idiots to debase their website are the moneymakers over at Atlas Shrugs. And wasn’t that John Galt a hell of a shill? I was reading their angry take on Bill Clinton the American backstabber when I got fascinated with all the embedded links. Here are some screenshots.

“. . . I was feeling a little down about my unsuccessful efforts to buy a white house in my neighborhood when I decided to distract myself by reading up on the efforts of the traitor Bill Clinton to abuse America. Only halfway into the article, I noticed the ‘White House’ link and clicked to see what it was about. Lo and behold, Coldwell Banker had just the white house I wanted–in my neighborhood and at a price I could afford! Two days later, I finally got what I wanted. Thanks Atlas Shrugs and Coldwell Banker–you’re the best.”

Incidentally, when you click on the link, it switches you over to the ad’s website and you can’t get back. The back arrow to Atlas is dead, you’re stuck. In other words, Atlas will feed the ads traffic, but, in ‘return’, the ads cut off readers. One serves only to feed the other.

But then, who doesn’t love finger puppets?


Dumbfuck-raker Matt Drudge suspicious of White House garden

Ooh, he’s on to something

michelle obama garden

Well if Drudge posted it, then it’s a scandal. Freepers?

To: pissant

When did she tend to this miracle garden? As she has spent so much time galivanting around the world sight seeing and going out to dinner with the king and serving dinner to the homeless?
What a crock? Secret Service reduced to gardeners.
When the cameras where not clicking away, all those dead looking plants replaced with mostly grown plants.
And whats the deal they only eat organic and the king going to McDonald’s? What they serve organic now?

17 posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 8:35:11 AM by svcw

To: pissant

Crisco always looks so pissed off!

5 posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 8:18:38 AM by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)

To: tiredoflaundry

Crisco? Why call her Crisco?

19 posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 8:37:58 AM by vigl

To: vigl

Crisco = “fat in the can”…

27 posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 8:55:34 AM by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)

Yahoo board:

17-Jun-09 11:34 am


You get the idea.