The CAGW liars may have to wait a few years longer to see their
dearest fantasies worst fears realized…
China now has hipsters!
If those two overwhelming forces can’t sap the conquering forces of even the most authoritarian, post-traditionalist, Forbes-approved empire on the planet long enough to let us get our creative talents into gear… then we deserve to be ruled by the talking pandas.
Thank God! A new thread!
Now I can get outta here (the office) and pick up some Indian food on the way home. It’s gonna cost me about 200 million -dollars-rupees!
@Poopyman: Those other countries should just come off it already and use dollars. Like it says in the Bible.
I have found the GOP’s ultimate nightmare, combining research on insects and gay sex orgies!
Get back to us when they get snoburbs.
Jerry’s confounding the “Tax ‘n spend demmykrat” charges already:
Megs, of course, would have privatized the transition process by buying a small city in which to conduct hers. Ah Megs, we miss you already. Hey, let’s see where the dollar-per-vote tally stands this afternoon!
Looks like about $51 per vote based on today’s count, and a whopping 12% margin to Brown. Clearly, she did not campaign far enough to the right.
I would guess that China has had hipsters for millennia, even if they didn’t have retro bikes to buy. I would bet anything that they’ve had bridezillas.
Neither is wholly defined by consumption.
What a great blog that is and the snark is strong in that one, but it took me a while to realize that snoburbia didn’t refer to the residential areas outside of Anchorage and Buffalo.
What is a snoburb? I couldn’t tell from a quick look at that link, and I am too bushed from work to search further.
@trollhattan: That entire comment was a tasty treat of snarkitude.
Check out the “About” link. It’s apparently from “snob” and “urbia”, not “sno” and “burbia”, and refers to the status conscious ‘burbs around DC.
Bill Brady finally conceded. See ya, jackass.
Sweet! Together, Whitman, Fiorina and Linda McMahon spent a combined total of close to $200 million of their own money on Quixotic attempts to buy their way into office.
Now, if the Blue states can just divest themselves of the Red states we’ll be in business.
snob + suburb. The blogger examines each component of the phenomenon as both a denizen and anthropologist, a la Margaret Mead, if Margaret Mead was Samoan and used snark and digital images instead of notebooks.
Need more of that. $200 million is but a drop in the ocean for a stimulus package. Of course part of it goes straight to rich network execs, but at least some of it goes to otherwise out of work actors playing demonsheep.
I think we should encourage rich bastards ploughing some of their money back into the economy via an ill-destined campaign.
Jason In the Peg
Assange seek refuge
That you. I can lapse into complete unconsciousness for a while now.
Thank you as well.
Read it as: Snob-urbia.
I.e., suburbs composed of snobs.
ETA: Late as usual. I type too slow.
Hey, so Marc Ambinder is leaving The Atlantic? Did anyone else already know this?
From Steve Benen: And I was sorry to see that Marc Ambinder is giving up blogging, but I wish him well as he moves from The Atlantic to National Journal.
Following your links led me to this-
and then this-
Dum-Phukt . Heh.
ah yes, the gay scourge annihilation theory for species extinction from pissing off baby jeebus, first brought forward by the Fred Phelps of the world and their posses of insane miscreant Christaceans.
Won’t work though, there will always be a group of brighter bugs that will see thru the ruse, and spot the female bugs flying around with wtf! looks on their face parts.
link no work.
That shit is crazy.
Little did we know, Citizens United was just the SCOTUS’s attempt at a Jobs bill.
I guess the person is technically correct. Rich Idiot, though, is an appropriate designation.
sorry, link to Wash Monthly which links to Ambinder’s tweet:
I have received several emails from progressive organizations telling how badly Obama has failed us which is why we lost so many seats on Tuesday.
I had to respond:
Wow, Color of Change. Bite me. You have so much hyperbolic, unrealistic fail in this email, that it hurts to consider you allies. Maybe Obama wouldn’t have less than ideal results with people like you stabbing him in the back all the time. Maybe, if you actually though pushing blue dogs and republicans around and, oh I dunno, not presenting the mythos that a President is a unitary executive-the very same concept you decried when it was GWB. And while you’re at it, here’s a fact to chew on. This is a midterm election, the turn out was about where it always has been, the flipping of the House is and was predicted from the ’08 election and has occurred about every time the President and the Congress have held majorities. In fact, without the President doing the GOTV rallies and work before the election, we probably would have lost the Senate too. I tell you what, I’ll donate to you, when you do more than whining about the president with hardly anything more than a 5th grade level of civic education behind your premises. And you know, about those jobs. The god damn Republicans have held up every bill, while the Democrats have voted on every bill for job creation. There are over 400 bills sitting in the Senate that current Senate rules have prevented from passing. How the HELL is that doing nothing. As far as working with Republicans, who the hell else is in government? What did you expect him to do in that jr High mental landscape of DC that you’re living in? Do you read a paper, ever looked at a poll at what voters want? Don’t they keep saying they want bipartisanship, even as they send lunatics to represent them? Doesn’t the media freak the fuck out when a Democrat actually rebuffs a Republican? So, bite me Color of Change. You’re a giant collection of asshats for the spectacular blame game your playing, with your hand out for donations too. I get it, keeping people riled up creates more cash. Way to go. We may be walking the same journey, but I am truly disgusted with you.
@Zifnab: My mom made the argument that it should help the economy. But it creates no jobs. It’s all financial redistribution. Meg didn’t have any more ads created, she just paid for them to be run more often, which requires no labor and produces no output. It was just a transferral of wealth from Meg to station owners.
Now, if she had paid for people to knock on doors, that’s a different story, but no – it was just a tsunami of ads.
@ruemara: You can never be too harsh. Hit send and have a grape soda on me.
@ruemara: I would have gone with “collection of giant asshats” instead of “giant collection of asshats,” but that’s nitpicking.
A friend just sent me this:
> Did you know that:
> The words “race car” spelled backwards still spells “race car”?
> “Eat” is the only word that, if you take the first letter and move it to the
> last, spells its past tense, “ate”?
> And if you rearrange the letters in “so-called Tea Party Republicans,” and
> add just a few more letters, it spells: “Shut the f**k up, you freeloading,
> progress-blocking, benefit-grabbing, resource-sucking, violent, hypocritical
> douche bags, and deal with the fact that our president is black and that you
> nearly wrecked the country under Bush.”
> Isn’t that interesting?
Pretty good, though I would have just gone with an emphatic
“idiots” and called it a day. Not worth wasting any more effort on those folks.
Nope. Tuff Luv. Sometimes you have to do it.
If it were me I would have thrown in a “what have the Romans ever done for us” and suggested that they audition for the Judean People’s Front crack suicide squad, but then I’m just nasty that way.
@JPL: A friend indeed. :)