Open Thread by John Cole| April 8, 200810:09 pm| 36 CommentsThis post is in: Site MaintenanceFacebookTweetEmailWhy the hell not?
Because of comments like this.
Hey, if you missed BSG Friday you can watch it online. :)
On a more serious note–do you think we’ll see disbarment of people like Yoo and Hayden? Prosecutions for abuse of power for people like Karl Rove?
And, if not, if we will not go after people like these when we can clearly see their crimes, who WILL we go after, and when???
Just wanted to throw this out there- I am currently in an AB with a tauren shaman named Algore and a human warlock named annecoulter.
Oddly enough, they both fit.
I shouldn’t, but here’s another link to Taylor Marsh to get you to pull your hair out, John. It features a video of her being interviewed by Joe Scarborough. They can’t seem to figure out why a conservative like him is being so polite all of a sudden (and in the video they are being incredibly nice to her). They figure deep down he’s a conservative but fair, who respects her for her strength. The possibility a long Democratic primary benefits Republicans doesn’t cross their minds (weren’t right wingers being nice to Obama when all this started?).
I see Josh Marshall is really trying to hammer on this 100-years-in-Iraq thing that McCane said. Not sure why; the media is so in the tank for McCane that there’s no way they’d even report it.
Yoo. To be or not to be prosecuted. That is the question. Whether it is nobler in the mind to suffer the beatings and renditions of outrageous memorandum, or to take arms against a sea of rickrolls.
Never mind that. I give you: The Onion’s Finest Hour.
I’d so be camping her graveyard.
Why anything. I’ve been hooked on S.T.A.L.K.E.R SoC since early December, buggy piece of crap coding and all.
I’ll never make fun of grinding again.
I found this amusing.
I can’t believe Hillary would stoop so low as to try and stuff the Quinnipiac poll.
They should be ashamed.
Oooh. Open thread. Florida Senator Bill Nelson has a really stupid idea. Okay, not a shock, I’ll admit, but this one is restaurant quality.
The Colbert Report is having a charity drive for Pennsylvania causes and you can donate “in the name of” either HRC or Obama.
as of tonight’s show, HRC’s donations total $20K.
Obama’s total $117K.
Sounds like Bush’s argument for invading Iran.
Piffle! That money did not come from the wallets of real voters.
Random thought as I’m surfing while waiting for AV to pop:
Why is it I feel stupider just scanning the headlines on Redstate?
Because they went to the Billy Madison School of Rhetoric and Logic?
Taylor Marsh is a pathetic fraud. Apparently she’s threatening to sue this guy for exposing her resume-padding.
I haven’t played WoW in many months. Are warlocks still overpowered?
oh my god that guy is brilliant. he’s like a pit bull on TM’s leg and the harder she shakes the firmer the bite.
no but the qq lives on.
Yeah, John Brown’s Marsh bio has slowly but surely started to circulate. It was a joy to come home today and read her flame out on her blog. It’s great to see Marsh, who’s been seething about what she claims is Obama’s over-inflated resume, to finally have someone shine a light on hers. And having him call her on her hypocrisy when it comes to her earlier run in with Schlussel is just icing on the cake.
Man, that woman is tedious.
Great analogy, Rob.
The Other Steve
That makes a lot of sense. I sure hadn’t heard of her before this year. Suddenly she shows up, and she’s a big time over the top supporter of hillary.
To draw hits on her website. To make a name for herself, to catapult that into the Ann Coulter of the left.
This is how most of the pundits operate. Ed Schulz? He’s got a radio show now. Did you know he used to be a right-wing radio show host back some 5-10 years ago? It didn’t work for him, the field is too crowded. So he turned to the left.
It’s all just a big charade.
And yes, John Cole obviously does it too. But John Cole is dreamy!
I only play games of skill.
WoW requires no skill, only a tolerant mother.
on a non-politic tip…
Tell me Simon doesn’t have cat behavior down to a tee.
Thank you Jake. That was the best link ever!!
Thanks for the links about Taylor Marsh. I have wondered where she came from, and now I know. Nowhere. She hitched her ass to Hillary for the popularity boost, IMO, and little else. Maybe she likes Hillary because she can appreciate a person who takes nothing and tries to make something out of it. Even if Hillary loses, Taylor wins. She has her audience, and if she hangs around to harp on Obama (after the primary), you can bet the rabid Clintonistas will be there.
Like Hillary, she knows her target audience…lol
The trolls decided to send you an invitation but it bounced. Is your email addy link broken on purpose?
You’ve never played WoW I see.
OMFG this is hilarious. The cartoons he used to replace the pictures of Pat Benetar’s love child have resulted in a coffee/monitor incident.
It appears she was threatening him with the possibility of being sued for copyright infringement by the photography company that took the pictures that appear on her website.
She throws in some garbage about him “plumbing” her resume at the beginning in what looks like a really lame attempt to connect resume inspection with a highly hypothetical third party lawsuit for copyright infringement.
Seriously, those pics are dreadful. Are we sure she isn’t trying to be some sort of left-wing version of Stephen Colbert?
Gas prices here approaching $3.30. Diesel up past $4.00. How the fuck do truckers handle this? How does this not drive up the prices of shit at Walmart and Target?
OMG. I’ve been reading Taylor Marsh for the last few years. I *really* have enjoyed her writing. She’s always been out front about what she thinks, she writes well, she’s smart and engaging, and she pays attention to details.
I can’t bear to read her site these days, and can’t wait until the primaries are over. I don’t think she’s was being opportunistic regarding Hillary Clinton — I think she’s Clinton’s natural constituency (older, smart woman who remembers the 1960s and 1970s when smart women had no opportunities) and identifies with her. I’m appalled by the venom that she and the commenters (even moreso) have for Obama.
I agree she’s unreadable these days, and her comment section has become a self-referential farce. But if you go back six months to a year, and read some of her posts, you’ll enjoy them. I’m sorry this is the first people are really seeing of her, because she’s leaving a very bad first impression on people.
And to be clear, I think she *is* taking the opportunities that are being handed her. TV shows are happy to have someone come on and tear apart Obama and praise Hillary, for their own reasons; she’s taking advantage of the opening and doing some self-promotion. And I don’t really care about the “resume padding” as it’s par for the course in today’s media — I’ve enjoyed her for what she was writing on a given day, as I would any blogger.
So, no, I think TM is saying what she’s saying because she really believes it, and she’s always been pretty feisty about what she believes. I think she’s dead wrong, not to support her candidate but to project all the evils of the world on the guy who’s standing in the way of her candidate. But while I am avoiding her blog today, I hope to return to reading her in a few months….
i just find it ironic that a hillbot is pissed that someone points out that said hillbot has seriously padded the shit out of her resume.
it’s doubly ironic that said hillbot accuses obama of padding his resume.
I agree completely with you about Taylor Marsh. I was enjoying the site when it went off the rails. Funnily enough, she would post how she was getting messages from people telling her she needed to tone it down and just ridiculed them.
They olympic torch is in San Francisco. And they’re HIDING it in a warehouse. Pathetic.
My run-in with Ms. Marsh seems to be of interest to some of ya.
Thought I’d pass along an update. No breaking news, really, just more Brown vs. Marsh cage match crappola.
King of the Swamp