Everything You Need to Know About the State of American Political Journalism, in Four Words


Things really went to shit after Time Warner kicked out Ted Turner.

Not surprised though.

The question it raises, of course, is “why should I care?” Making it very meta journalism, such as.

No kidding, why the fuck would anyone care what Palin retweets when America is waiting to hear what stain remover Bristol bought to get the jizz spots off of the kitchen ceiling.

I really have to stop this drinking game every time I hear my name during a newscast.

At this point he’s just fucking with us, right?

Certainly the Constitution does not require discrimination on the basis of sex. The only issue is whether it prohibits it. It doesn’t. Nobody ever thought that that’s what it meant. Nobody ever voted for that.


We don’t have the answer to everything, but by God we have an answer to a lot of stuff … especially the most controversial: whether the death penalty is unconstitutional, whether there’s a constitutional right to abortion, to suicide, and I could go on. All the most controversial stuff. … I don’t even have to read the briefs, for Pete’s sake.


One would hope so, but I doubt it. Re: the sex discrimination thing – funny how the same amendment that (in Scalia-land) gives corporations the right to expend unlimited funds bamboozling the electorate somehow doesn’t protect half the population, isn’t it?

He was ‘proud’ of the way the court’s reputation survived handing the country to a barking psychopath that set it on a path of complete ruination and bankruptcy?

Or just amazed that he wasn’t impeached for golfing with Cheney a few days after giving Bush and Cheney the decision.

Fucking psycho.

@FlyingChainSaw: You mean the case just over 10 years ago where his son was one of the attorneys for said barking psychopath?

Athough I have a twitter account I have yet to send my first tweet, mostly because I still don’t get it. That said – I am commited to sending a tweet this year – probably mid-summer.

I do understand that there is an arbitrary 140 character limit to the tweets, so it strikes me that this headline and post is begging for a re-tweet of it own. I suggest:

“Blogger expresses dismay and confusion over why CNN would report Palin re-tweet raises questions.”

Tomorrow’s posts should include a screen shot of the tweet and be headlined:

“Everything You Need to Know About the State of the Political Blogsphere in Fourteen Words.”

I believe that leaves enough charaters for at least one additional iteration on twitter.

@libertarian tool: If I didn’t do what I do, I’m not sure how much I would care about any of this social-networking shit. I really was happy enough just being a Defamer/Wonkette commenter.

Then again, knowing this shit is good for the rent-paying business, so there’s that.

Also, you need to trim it down to 130 characters, leaving room for the shortened URL. And, if you really wanna be proper, save another ten characters so folks can easily retweet you.

I usually ignore that last advice. The longer my headlines get, and the more off-topic, it’s hard enough squeezing joke and context through the straw.

@SanFranLefty: Scalia’s kid? Wow. Did not know that angle. The country’s just fucked. When do the Visigoths arrive and burn Washington?

@FlyingChainSaw: Too late, been there, done that. They just neglected to use actual fire this time around.

@FlyingChainSaw: @SanFranLefty: Just so I’m clear on this — by “barking psychopath” you two are referring to Cheney, right? IMO, Bush is too lackluster in every imaginable way to be so characterized.

@lynnlightfoot: Yes, generally. The way the administration worked is that if Cheney needed a signature or something for some reason from W, he’d just walk into W’s play area at the White House, pick him off the floor and bash W conscious enough to make a mark with a pen on paper, toss him aside and go back to work murdering western civilization. It’s interesting that Hitler’s banker’s grandson was president for two terms but in every way those years were Cheney’s administration.

@FlyingChainSaw: Scalia’s son John was an attorney for Bush in the Florida litigation, his son Eugene is and was a partner at the law firm that argued Bush v. Gore in front of SCOTUS.

Shit, that’s not the least of it. Ginny Thomas was coordinating the submission of applications to the Bush Administration of individuals who wanted the endorsement of the Heritage Foundation.

@SanFranLefty: Amazing, isn’t it, how unprincipled, conniving, and proudly evil they are!

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