Posts tagged Whoa
Posts tagged Whoa
So… that’s a three state sweep. Sweater vest o’ power FTW.
So I totally did not predict this just a couple of weeks ago…
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.
What would you do with $2.4 trillion?
A wee bit of perspective…
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.
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.
Before you bitch about your family this Thanksgiving, remember, you could always be spending the holidays talking about Crüe Fest.