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We sat four rows back, stage right. Wished I hadn’t, as her profile was a little distracting at times. Her clothes were formfitting to a real slender frame, consisting of a white clingy top and black tight bottoms. Coulter was fit, not thin. She didn’t flick her hair as much as she does on TV; that must be a nervous tick from the cameras glare.

I worried that the five young women sitting behind us would become unruly, based on their comments during the wait. Ms. Coulter either converted them, or they were talking “smack”; I think that’s the ‘hood term. I had time to consider a strategy, but nothing profound came to mind, other than peeing on them. Figured that would get me a charge of exposure, or child-whatever, so I dropped that idea.

Skip Eshelman reminiscing about Ann Coulter’s visit in Liberty’s Torch, the newest addition to Wyoming’s press.

I’m a little disturbed by his description of Coulter - It’s ready made for the men’s version of Harlequin Romance. However, I’m more disturbed by his venture into racistville with the comment regarding peeing on the girls using a “‘hood term.”

I know the girls he’s referencing with his bizarre statement about how he was considering “peeing on” them. Apparently, this older guy sitting in front of them kept talking about “hood speak” and how if “those people” couldn’t control themselves, they shouldn’t be allowed in school. I just messaged his pic from the paper to one of the girls. She said it was him. 

You know, I’d say “Get the fuck out of my state” like so many conservatives have said to me, but I’d really like Skip to stay. He makes our liberal causes so much easier to pursue when his idea of a “profound strategy” is literally peeing on women he believes to be liberal. Love how the potential charges are the only thing that kept him from doing it… he’ll claim he’s joking, I know, but reading the whole thing makes me wonder if he’s not.

So please, Skip. Do stay.

Filed under Skip Eshelman Cheyenne Liberty's Torch Whoa Ann Coulter Conservative conservatives conservative weirdness University of Wyoming really? racism Wyoming Holy hell

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Roger Ailes’ Secret Nixon-Era Blueprint for Fox News
Republican media strategist Roger Ailes launched Fox News Channel in 1996, ostensibly as a “fair and balanced” counterpoint to what he regarded as the liberal establishment media. But according to a remarkable document buried deep within the Richard Nixon Presidential Library, the intellectual forerunner for Fox News was a nakedly partisan 1970 plot by Ailes and other Nixon aides to circumvent the “prejudices of network news” and deliver “pro-administration” stories to heartland television viewers.
The memo—called, simply enough, “A Plan For Putting the GOP on TV News”— is included in a 318-page cache of documents detailing Ailes’ work for both the Nixon and George H.W. Bush administrations that we obtained from the Nixon and Bush presidential libraries. Through his firms REA Productions and Ailes Communications, Inc., Ailes served as paid consultant to both presidents in the 1970s and 1990s, offering detailed and shrewd advice ranging from what ties to wear to how to keep the pressure up on Saddam Hussein in the run-up to the first Gulf War.

Holy hell. Read the memo. I knew he was brilliant, but damn. It’s quite incredible, right down to recommendations on how long soundbites should be.
Chillingly, Ailes writes: “Today, television news is watched more often than people read newspapers, than listen to the radio, than read… The reason: People are lazy. With television, you just sit - watch - listen. The thinking is done for you.”
Read more here.

Roger Ailes’ Secret Nixon-Era Blueprint for Fox News

Republican media strategist Roger Ailes launched Fox News Channel in 1996, ostensibly as a “fair and balanced” counterpoint to what he regarded as the liberal establishment media. But according to a remarkable document buried deep within the Richard Nixon Presidential Library, the intellectual forerunner for Fox News was a nakedly partisan 1970 plot by Ailes and other Nixon aides to circumvent the “prejudices of network news” and deliver “pro-administration” stories to heartland television viewers.

The memo—called, simply enough, “A Plan For Putting the GOP on TV News”— is included in a 318-page cache of documents detailing Ailes’ work for both the Nixon and George H.W. Bush administrations that we obtained from the Nixon and Bush presidential libraries. Through his firms REA Productions and Ailes Communications, Inc., Ailes served as paid consultant to both presidents in the 1970s and 1990s, offering detailed and shrewd advice ranging from what ties to wear to how to keep the pressure up on Saddam Hussein in the run-up to the first Gulf War.

Holy hell. Read the memo. I knew he was brilliant, but damn. It’s quite incredible, right down to recommendations on how long soundbites should be.

Chillingly, Ailes writes: “Today, television news is watched more often than people read newspapers, than listen to the radio, than read… The reason: People are lazy. With television, you just sit - watch - listen. The thinking is done for you.

Read more here.

Filed under Roger Ailes politics holy shit media whoa strategy propaganda Fox News

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What's Your Political News IQ?

To test your knowledge of prominent people and major events in the news, we invite you to take our short 12-question quiz. Then see how you did in comparison with 1,001 randomly sampled adults asked the same questions in a national survey conducted Nov. 11-14, 2010 by the Pew Research Center.

I did better than 99% of the public by correctly answering every question. That depresses me.

Filed under politics be informed really? News quiz whoa the public is ill-informed

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Department Of Education Study Finds Teaching These Little Shits No Longer Worth It
NOVEMBER 15, 2010 | ISSUE 46•46

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Education released a comprehensive, nationwide evaluation of American schools Monday indicating that attempts to teach absolutely anything to these little shits is just a huge waste of everybody’s time.
"We remain committed to providing every student in the country with access to a high-quality education," said Education Secretary Arne Duncan, adding that good schools are a key component to the success of American democracy. "But to be honest, none of that matters. We’re not talking about promising young scholars here—we’re talking about a bunch of fucking animals."
"We’ve basically flushed $11,000 down the toilet for every single one of these little bastards," Duncan continued. "Not to mention 18 years of my life."
The study, which analyzed the effectiveness of both public and private schools, found that efforts to enlighten these terrors on the subjects of math, history, grammar, and science are as productive as slamming your head into a goddamn brick wall. The research also confirmed that the unbearable shits, who take everything for granted, consistently piss away each learning opportunity they’re given.
"When I first started teaching, I would see the smiling faces in my classroom and get excited about nurturing their young minds," said Melanie Whitman, 35, a first-grade teacher quoted in the report. "Now I can’t look up from my desk without wanting to puke at the sight of all those little psychopaths."
Secretary Duncan said the study is the first to provide detailed evidence in support of the theory that third-grader Scott Kriesel is a complete fuck-up and perhaps even the living incarnation of Satan.
According to the report, billions of dollars in federal resources have been spent to modernize classrooms and improve teacher training, even though the little brats spend their entire days carving profanities into desks, shouting at whoever’s in charge, and refusing to sit down, shut up, and actually learn something for once.
In addition, research suggests that school boards across the nation have grown tired of fighting to obtain funding for brand-new textbooks only to have the miserable fucks just deface them all with ejaculating penis drawings on the first day of class.
When asked if charter schools might help solve some of the problems faced by public education, Deputy Education Secretary Anthony W. Miller told reporters the data indicated any difference they made would amount to jack shit.
"Some charter schools perform better than their public counterparts, some don’t," Miller said. "You can’t change the fact that any school, no matter how it’s funded, is ultimately just another type of building to contain these goddamn monsters for seven hours a day."

Sometimes The Onion is too close for comfort…

Department Of Education Study Finds Teaching These Little Shits No Longer Worth It

NOVEMBER 15, 2010 | ISSUE 46•46

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Education released a comprehensive, nationwide evaluation of American schools Monday indicating that attempts to teach absolutely anything to these little shits is just a huge waste of everybody’s time.

"We remain committed to providing every student in the country with access to a high-quality education," said Education Secretary Arne Duncan, adding that good schools are a key component to the success of American democracy. "But to be honest, none of that matters. We’re not talking about promising young scholars here—we’re talking about a bunch of fucking animals."

"We’ve basically flushed $11,000 down the toilet for every single one of these little bastards," Duncan continued. "Not to mention 18 years of my life."

The study, which analyzed the effectiveness of both public and private schools, found that efforts to enlighten these terrors on the subjects of math, history, grammar, and science are as productive as slamming your head into a goddamn brick wall. The research also confirmed that the unbearable shits, who take everything for granted, consistently piss away each learning opportunity they’re given.

"When I first started teaching, I would see the smiling faces in my classroom and get excited about nurturing their young minds," said Melanie Whitman, 35, a first-grade teacher quoted in the report. "Now I can’t look up from my desk without wanting to puke at the sight of all those little psychopaths."

Secretary Duncan said the study is the first to provide detailed evidence in support of the theory that third-grader Scott Kriesel is a complete fuck-up and perhaps even the living incarnation of Satan.

According to the report, billions of dollars in federal resources have been spent to modernize classrooms and improve teacher training, even though the little brats spend their entire days carving profanities into desks, shouting at whoever’s in charge, and refusing to sit down, shut up, and actually learn something for once.

In addition, research suggests that school boards across the nation have grown tired of fighting to obtain funding for brand-new textbooks only to have the miserable fucks just deface them all with ejaculating penis drawings on the first day of class.

When asked if charter schools might help solve some of the problems faced by public education, Deputy Education Secretary Anthony W. Miller told reporters the data indicated any difference they made would amount to jack shit.

"Some charter schools perform better than their public counterparts, some don’t," Miller said. "You can’t change the fact that any school, no matter how it’s funded, is ultimately just another type of building to contain these goddamn monsters for seven hours a day."

Sometimes The Onion is too close for comfort…

Filed under The Onion Satire Whoa Education Fuck 'em Children Children suck

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kinkengineering:
Throwing my 2 cents into the comments on a mainstream site that picked up some of my work: “Han Solo Frozen In Carbonite” Fetish - Geekologie
(Click the photo for the original article and comments… maybe you can add a comment?)
Hiya!  I’m the owner of Kink Engineering.
Yep, it’s really (actually) my full time job to design and build fun BDSM toys for kinky people who like rubber.
Since this is a pretty mainstream site, I am sure a lot of you are currently writing WTFs and OMGs like crazy.  I don’t blame you.  It’s odd stuff.  But latex and BDSM are actually quite common.  Lady Gaga is also making LOTS of new latex lovers every day with her videos, so don’t knock it too hard _trust me_ someone you know and like, loves something freaky like this.
Another interesting fact is that us total nut-jobs that do like latex bdsm toys are also pretty normal people in our every-day lives.  Even the owner of this company (me) is a much more familiar type person than you would think… My employees and me watch reruns of Robot Chicken and Firefly in the workshop while building vacbeds and we even go as far as spoofing our favorite video games in our products…
Ever seen a Latex Weighted Companion Cube?http://tinyurl.com/companionvaccube
How about a lady sealed inside a D6?http://tinyurl.com/vacdie
Steam Punk Vacbed?http://tinyurl.com/steampunkvacbed
A real latex superhero?http://tinyurl.com/latexsuperhero
We didn’t see those either… so we made them.
We made them because we thought it might be fun to try and we thought that the world needs more fun stuff. We’re total geeks and our particular avenue of contributing to the world is latex.  So be it!  Let the kink fun go forth!
And of course… yes, it was the Han Solo freezing scene that got me interested in the idea of a vacbed in the first place.  So I guess Mr. Lucas is to blame if I am a certified psycho for liking the idea of a vacbed. 
Are these things safe?  The good news is that I am actually a trained engineer (it’s not just a business name, I have a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering) and I work very hard to make sure that the toys I sell are the safest on the market… it sure is possible for people to mis-use them… but we also trust our fellow citizens with guns, cars, and parenting, all of which have a much higher risk of damaging someone.   Surprisingly, one of the most safety-conscious communities in the world is the BDSM community as people playing at sexy and sometimes edgy games know that trust and safety is a requirement of enjoyment.
Anyway… I’m in no way defending myself.  We ARE weird people, and I don’t mind that some will comment negatively.
But…  Deep down I’m pretty sure that EVERYONE is a weirdo in some way.   
So, I’ll be here to make great toys for a particular set of weirdos… and maybe allow them to feel a little less weird by knowing that someone thinks their strange passion is worth the effort to focus on it and create around it.
If you are a weirdo too (in whatever way you feel strange) don’t let the world bully you… if you are not hurting someone else with your desires or fantasies… go for it!  There’s lots of people out there who feel the same as you and will be happy to talk, play and explore the bizarre.
Life can be surreal if you let it.  Surreal can be super fun!
Cheers,Matt - Owner and Designer - Kink Engineering custom latex products
Want to try making latex stuff for yourself?  Get a kit at www.sheetlatex.com and start making your own latex clothes today!

Huh…things that exist… 
*paging David Vitter*

kinkengineering:

Throwing my 2 cents into the comments on a mainstream site that picked up some of my work: “Han Solo Frozen In Carbonite” Fetish - Geekologie

(Click the photo for the original article and comments… maybe you can add a comment?)

Hiya!  I’m the owner of Kink Engineering.

Yep, it’s really (actually) my full time job to design and build fun BDSM toys for kinky people who like rubber.

Since this is a pretty mainstream site, I am sure a lot of you are currently writing WTFs and OMGs like crazy.  I don’t blame you.  It’s odd stuff.  But latex and BDSM are actually quite common.  Lady Gaga is also making LOTS of new latex lovers every day with her videos, so don’t knock it too hard _trust me_ someone you know and like, loves something freaky like this.

Another interesting fact is that us total nut-jobs that do like latex bdsm toys are also pretty normal people in our every-day lives.  Even the owner of this company (me) is a much more familiar type person than you would think… My employees and me watch reruns of Robot Chicken and Firefly in the workshop while building vacbeds and we even go as far as spoofing our favorite video games in our products…

Ever seen a Latex Weighted Companion Cube?
http://tinyurl.com/companionvaccube

How about a lady sealed inside a D6?
http://tinyurl.com/vacdie

Steam Punk Vacbed?
http://tinyurl.com/steampunkvacbed

A real latex superhero?
http://tinyurl.com/latexsuperhero

We didn’t see those either… so we made them.

We made them because we thought it might be fun to try and we thought that the world needs more fun stuff. We’re total geeks and our particular avenue of contributing to the world is latex.  So be it!  Let the kink fun go forth!

And of course… yes, it was the Han Solo freezing scene that got me interested in the idea of a vacbed in the first place.  So I guess Mr. Lucas is to blame if I am a certified psycho for liking the idea of a vacbed. 

Are these things safe?  The good news is that I am actually a trained engineer (it’s not just a business name, I have a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering) and I work very hard to make sure that the toys I sell are the safest on the market… it sure is possible for people to mis-use them… but we also trust our fellow citizens with guns, cars, and parenting, all of which have a much higher risk of damaging someone.   Surprisingly, one of the most safety-conscious communities in the world is the BDSM community as people playing at sexy and sometimes edgy games know that trust and safety is a requirement of enjoyment.

Anyway… I’m in no way defending myself.  We ARE weird people, and I don’t mind that some will comment negatively.

But…  Deep down I’m pretty sure that EVERYONE is a weirdo in some way.   

So, I’ll be here to make great toys for a particular set of weirdos… and maybe allow them to feel a little less weird by knowing that someone thinks their strange passion is worth the effort to focus on it and create around it.

If you are a weirdo too (in whatever way you feel strange) don’t let the world bully you… if you are not hurting someone else with your desires or fantasies… go for it!  There’s lots of people out there who feel the same as you and will be happy to talk, play and explore the bizarre.

Life can be surreal if you let it.  Surreal can be super fun!

Cheers,Matt - Owner and Designer - Kink Engineering custom latex products

Want to try making latex stuff for yourself?  Get a kit at www.sheetlatex.com and start making your own latex clothes today!

Huh…things that exist… 

*paging David Vitter*

(Source: kinkengineering.com)

Filed under Whoa Wait what? Han Solo Vacuum sealing for freshness whatever strokes your shark