Ahh, the intertoobs on April Fools Day. While you’re cruising the web looking for funny stuff, here’s GOP strategist Rich Galen getting mauled on MHP by Wisconsin State Sen. Lena Taylor (D) over the recall of GOP Gov. Scott Walker…
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…and David Javerbaum’s piece in the NY Times on Mitt Romney’s flip-floppiness reaching new heights that may qualify him for quantum physics textbooks in the future.
Why are you still a front pager again?
Gotta say, the site redesign is wearing in well.
Kind of like an old pair of work gloves.
Think I’ll don my “FEED” shirt and mow the yard.
Damn, that guy is an ass. And I’m glad they pushed back on his bullshit that Walker campaigned on union-stripping. Because WTF? Anyone paying the slightest bit of attention to this whole thing knows that was precisely one of the biggest problems, that he *didn’t* campaign on this, got into office, and suddenly went for it…just like all these Tea Party fucks who campaigned on the economy and then once elected, dove headfirst into all of our uteri.
The more I live with it, the more I like it.
And they fixed just about all the stuff I found problematic (spaces between paragraphs, awkwardly placed reply buttons, block quotes back in a block, etc)
Haven’t checked out the
deletestrikeout tag yet. We’ll see if it works when I hit submit.
@Knockabout: Solely to piss you off.
@dmsilev: Exactly. And thanks for the plane spotting — did you try out the streetview in the GoogleMaps NES version?
Walker has a challenger…
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced hours later he would challenge Walker, shaking up a Democratic primary race that had been led by union-backed candidate Kathleen Falk. Barrett has publically clashed with unions who were urging him not to get into the race.
Socialism specialist, also too. Suck It, Word Press (SIWP)!
Davis X. Machina
@Knockabout: To stave off your essential cardiac hypotension…
Never thought about it before that article but the quantum physics analogy of superposition (where something can exist in all possible states at the same time except when measured) works suprisingly well for Romney.
Somehow I’m guessing it’s not going to be a running theme in the main stream media when a large minority are mouth breathers who are still not sure about evolution and global warming, and whether the prez is american.
Just now on msnbc, two voice and audio analysts, working separately with different systems, both concluded that the voice yelling for help isn’t Zimmerman’s. They compared the screams to the voice on the 911 call made by Zimmerman. One analyst used the same process used by the NSA and CIA and has a good history of being accepted in courts.
That piece is a thing of beauty. Tom Levenson posted on it some time in the wee hours overnight, but an additional mention never hurts (unlike some of my fellow commenters here, I have no objection to FP redundancy — if I don’t want to read about something again, I’ll skip it, and if I think someone might have more to say, I’ll read it).
@scav: I didn’t try it first-hand, but saw some screenshots of it. A lot of work went into that prank.
@Knockabout: Or, an even better question: Who the fuck are you and where do you get off asking that question?
I hear VP Biden was fantastic on FTN this morning. Anyone see it? I can imagine who Romneycoukd pick to go up against Biden.
AARGH AARGH AARGH OOOH UGH GET IT OFF ME!!
Sorry, all. But I just stumbled on Nooner’s latest gin-laced WSJ spewing and went a little crazy looking for the brain bleach.
@SiubhanDuinne: Boomers is posting under the Knockabout number?
I love Biden. He will be great on the trail. He has been largely off screen these last few years but a total asset in the swing states like he was last time around.
Muthafucking autocorrect. FYWP with Cole’s strap-on. That is all.
I bet shrodinger’s cat will have something to say about all this.
Boomers, LOL. It works almost as well as Nooners. Sometimes there’s a wisdom to autocorrect that is beyond the ken of us lowly mortals
Good news from France if you are French http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/01/melenchon-rising-french-presidential-polls The far-left candidate is surging in the polls and has now passed Marine Le Pen for the 3rd place spot. They say that Melenchon’s popularity is forcing the Soc1al1st candidate to move further to the left as well. This is where American exceptionalism comes into play: such a thing could never happen here.
@beltane: Excellent. Glad that rw daughter of a rw nutjob of a creepy father is pushed out. To think that she was struggling just a month back to get 1K signatures just to get on the ballot.
This one’s especially for you, Zandar. Ready for a home-and-home with Kentucky every year?
@SiubhanDuinne: “Boomer Nooner”? Doesn’t work right. Can’t imagine hearing that on a Saturday morning in Norman.
Speaking of April Fool’s Day…
I was reading Google News and the Washington Post jumped out at me because they were talking about a rare spring blizzard for this weekend and since I’m flying home to NY to spend Passover week with my folks, it freaked me out…
I searched the Weather Channel…no mention of the blizzard.
Couldn’t find it anywhere else on google.
So I went back to the article and in the comments I saw that the majority of them thought it was an April Fool’s Joke. So I read the “prediction” for a blizzard again and sure enough, the hint that it was indeed an AF joke was right at the end.
I think that joking about serious winter blizzards is in poor taste. I don’t know if I’m more angry with the Post or angry at myself for believing it.
@Soonergrunt: Heh. Old band memories. Thanks Soonergrunt. :)
@Alison: “dove headfirst into all of our uteri.”
Not the ideal image after lunch.
There are lots of cartoons about “you know you an old geezer when you are yelling at the weatherman on the TV”
I can’t say I had much use for the no-labels type who was in on that discussion. And little did I know that being a stooge for the Koch brothers was an act of courage.
I feel like Charlize Theron is the modern equivalent to Helen of Troy.
I thought “well-lubricated weather vane” was brilliantly icky and accurate; “etch-a-sketch” was hilarious. But the quantum theory of Romney is sheer genius at capturing the phenomenon: he holds all opinions at all times with some probability distribution, and then asking him a question causes the distribution to momentarily collapse around some answer, the perfect answer for his audience at that moment. He doesn’t just flip-flop, he simultaneously occupies an infinite number of opinions! Hah!
I thought I had the heart to post in the Game of Thrones open thread, but I don’t. I got through to KZSU for the first time and it is enormous fun. Griner has induced a foul on each Ogwumike.
It doesn’t look as if the blogroll got fixed. The new design looks, um, clean.
Baylor has opened an 8-point lead at the under-12 TO. Griner: 3 for 8, 10 points, 7 rebounds, 3 fouls.