I reviewed F/X’s series “Over There” last week, and, needless to say, I wasn’t going to watch the second installment.
Baldilocks, who has a stronger stomach than I do, did. Her analysis?
If you are interested in Georgia politics, you might check out Peach Pundit.
This is the funniest damn thing I have read in a while. The definitions are priceless.
Blogger: Term used to describe anyone with enough time or narcissism to document every tedious bit of minutia filling their uneventful lives. Possibly the most annoying thing about bloggers is the sense of self-importance they get after even the most modest of publicity. Sometimes it takes as little as a referral on a more popular blogger’s website to set the lesser blogger’s ego into orbit.
Then God forbid a blogger gets mentioned on CNN. If you thought it was impossible for a certain blogger to get more pious than he was, wait until you see the shit storm of self-righteous save-the-world bullshit after a network plug. Suddenly the boring, mild-mannered blogger you once knew will turn into Mother Theresa, and will single handedly take it upon himself to end world hunger with his stupid links to band websites and other smug blogger dipshits.
Blogged: What you call a trivial or largely inconsequential topic once bloggers have processed through every tired detail. For more on this, look into: every minor news story.
Blogosphere: The “blogosphere” is the new buzz word that has replaced “information super highway.” It’s what idiots like to call a collection of “blogs,” otherwise known as a tragedy.
Blogshare: An imaginary share of a blog’s worth, which is ironic, since most blogs have an imaginary share of readers.
This is pretty rich, too:
(2005-08-04) — Encouraged by their close loss in this week’s special election for a vacant House seat in Ohio, the Democrat National Committee (DNC) has mapped a 50-state “virtual victory” strategy for 2006 and 2008.
“It feels so good to almost win,” said DNC chairman Howard Dean. “We now believe we can rally our base around the hope of down-to-the-wire losses in traditionally Republican districts coast-to-coast.”
While the concept of virtual victory is familiar to the party that nearly won the presidency in 2000 and 2004, this is the first time the DNC will stake millions of dollars on advertising explicitly promoting narrow defeats. The ad campaign is tentatively titled “Close Counts.”
Everyone is freaking out abuot Novak saying ‘Bullshit’ on the air, so I almost feel obligated to provide you with links to the videos. Crooks and Liars has it with a gathering of lefty commentary, and the Political Teen is on it from the right.
Bob Novak- uniter?
Personally, this rates somewhere between Janet Jackson’s nipple and shark attacks on my indifference-o-meter. Novak is probably in a downtown hotel bar swilling single malt scotch, smoking an expensive cigar, and telling old stories, but everyone seems to think this matters, so here is my post.
Some quick links of things I think you might be interested in, but I am not interested enough to discuss:
1.) Leon explores more of the Air America imbroglio.
2.) Some of you were wondering whetehr thisadministration is more likely to refuse to release documents, and Pejman has an answer.
3.) Some folks at the DKOS are calling for a Roberts filibuster.
4.) Mark Kleiman thinks everybody missed the smoking gun in the latest Plame story.
6.) Matt stinson talks about the anti-Japanese backlash pervasive in China.
West Virginia’s Sen. Robert Byrd “is running scared,” according to blogger Don Surber, a Mountain State journalist. Last week, as Surber noted, the National Republican Senatorial Committee began airing anti-Byrd ads, and now Byrd is airing back. Surber transcribes the Byrd ad:
Announcer: Out-of-state special interests are running false attack ads against our Sen. Robert Byrd. Their agenda: privatize social security and tax breaks for companies that ship our jobs overseas.
Man in blue shirt: I’m Sgt. Jared Towner and I served in Iraq. Sen. Byrd has provided for us, bringing jobs to West Virginia, funding schools and hospitals, protecting our jobs and supporting our troops.
Byrd: I’m Robert Byrd. I approved this ad because the people of West Virginia deserve the truth.
Noting that Byrd “never was re-elected by less than 30 percent,” Surber sees the early ad as a show of weakness: “West Virginia may have its first truly contest Senate race in 22 years.”