Friday, August 22, 2008

And Now, For Something Completely Different

Have I ever mentioned my childhood friend who, when he grew up, decided to have a sex-change operation so he could date lesbians?

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Huffington Post Censors Protect The Republican Slime Machine

Alex Castellanos, one of the premier GOP hit men in the McCain Campaign (bio here), recently regurgitated one of his signature, fact-challenged Jeremiads at the Huffington Post, targeting Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Castellanos first fumes that on his European trip, "Obama was not only treated with respect, he was received enthusiastically, a public affront to an administration, lest we forget, still in power," then pats himself on the back with, "McCain's recent attacks have worked." Got to love these dead-enders.

In the spirit of pointing out that the Emperor isn't actually wearing any clothes, yours truly offered this scintillating observation:

Thanks for the laughs, Alex. Your post rivals some of best satires available here. Considering the fact that you admit you're on the McCain Campaign payroll in your bio info, I'll keep an open mind on whether you intended the humor or are just being the good, little soldier. Best wishes.

Now I ask you, what could be milder than that? Notwithstanding the penetrating wit, the cowardly Huffington Post Censors got on their high horse and blitzed this gem. The rats! Evidently, this illitrate crew stands in daily terror of not sucking up to Republican hot shots. Either that or they have one of those whacky quota systems. Phew!
This is the third in the continuing series detailing the idiotic behavior of Censors backstage at the Huffington Post. Digg Stumble Upon Toolbar propeller Furl

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Huffington Post Censors Are Big Fat Idiots

In his August 3, 2008 article on the Huffington Post excoriating New York Times Op-Ed columnist Michael Gerson for inventing facts for a column, blogger David Sirota said:

"Michael Gerson's column suggesting Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter for vice-president is the latest example of someone paid to report the facts actually refusing to do 5 minutes of work to, ya know, report the facts."

Yours truly snarkily observed:
Is this the same Michael Gerson who was President Bush's head speechwriter, 2001-2006? [it is] If so, it might explain a lot. Maybe it's harder to get rid of the stupid than we think.
This Socratic-like witticism was summarily deleted by the always challenged Huffington Post Censors. The rats!

Comment on the comment: Where Mr. Sirota, in effect, was calling Mr. Gerson a liar, yours truly was merely noting Mr. Gerson had spent 5 years writing stupid speeches for our fearless President and may not yet have fully recovered. Sheesh! Get a clue, Huffington Post Censors.
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How To Deal With Huffington Post Rejectionitis

We've all had the experience. You craft a snarky, non-profane, non-ad hominem comment on a blog and the darned blog censors blitz it out, forever putting paid to your attempts to be a half-wit.

Well, to heck with all that. From now on, each Huffington Post comment reject goes here. Entries may contain additional material (such as how dumb the HP censors are and why), thus offering further demonstrations of why I don't do this for a living.

Candidate numero uno: "Marketing, Nationalism and the Olympics Launch an Era of Volunteerism in China" by Courtney Woo, 8/3/2008, in which Blogger Woo extols the glories of the thousands of Chinese "volunteers" fielded to serve as minders and whatnot during the Beijing Olympics.

The comment:

The beautiful thing about volunteering for something in a totalitarian state is that if, for example, you don't volunteer for building that rail line, you're arrested and sentenced to work building that rail line. The upside is that as a prisoner, you get a free uniform. Keep smiling, Chinese volunteers.

Moral of the story: Don't criticize the People's Republic of China or the Chinese Communist party if the blogger's name is "Woo."
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