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“War on women” irony lost on Democrats at their convention

A tribute to the late Senator Ted Kennedy, who killed a woman with his car and let her die in a slow, torturous watery tomb as his pickled #ss wandered up and down the road, pondering his political future.  Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment.  Then again, so was Kennedrunk.  Anywho, Teddy K also sexually accosted a waitress with Chris Dodd (Google “waitress sandwich Dodd Kennedy” if you don’t know).

Bill Clinton, a womanizing lout who raped Juanita Broaddrick.

Yet it’s Mitt Romney and the Republicans who have declared a “war on women”?  Got it.  Thanks for the clarification.

Irony: it’s not just for breakfast anymore.

September 5, 2012 Posted by | Bill Clinton, feminism, irony, Kennedrunk, Romney, shameful | 4 Comments

Tingles meets karma, humiliates himself on Jeopardy

This from the same guy who said on at least four different occasions that Sarah Palin was too stupid to fare well on Jeopardy!  It takes a certain je ne sais quoi to cut the mustard on that show.

Well, she could not have done any worse than Matthews’ last place finish and puny total of $2,300. You MUST see the short video of Tingles embarrassing himself here at the MRC web site, as it is short yet hilarious.

I’m gonna guess his leg was kinda numb after this!  😆

May 16, 2012 Posted by | irony, MSNBC | 5 Comments

Delicious irony of the day, “Warren Buffett’s taxes” edition

You think maybe billionaire Warren Buffett, the guy whose team of accountants are hired to minimize his tax liability while he complains about not paying enough taxes, might want to pay his own friggin’ taxes before he opens his cakehole about everyone else paying their “far share”?

Excerpt:

NetJets Inc., the private-plane company owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A), was countersued by the U.S. over $366 million in taxes and penalties.

NetJets in November sued the U.S., saying the federal government had wrongly imposed taxes, interest and penalties totaling more than $642.7 million.

Claiming the federal Internal Revenue Service wrongfully assessed a so-called ticket tax — an excise tax on payments made in exchange for air transportation — to private aircraft owners maintaining their own planes, the Columbus, Ohio-based company demanded refunds and abatements.

The federal government, in a revised answer and countersuit filed yesterday in federal court in Columbus, rejected NetJets’claims and alleged that four of the company’s units owe unpaid taxes and penalties.

Heh.

March 10, 2012 Posted by | irony, taxes, Warren Buffett | 3 Comments

Obama promotes tourism by disrupting it

Buffoon.

Hey, Mr. President! You’ve just destroyed the Keystone XL pipeline project and thousands of new union jobs. What are you gonna do now?

“I’m going to Disney World.”

No, it’s not another Obama vacation. He’s flying Air Force One down to Orlando this morning on business.

His people say the Democrat has some new ideas on how to increase tourism to Florida and probably the entire 57 states (Heh! – CL) . Naturally, this requires another Obama speech.

And what better place for a campaigning president to go lecture needlessly on improving tourism than the iconic institution that figured it all out decades ago, Walt Disney Resorts? 

But here’s the problem with Obama going to Disney’s Main Street: They have to halt all tourism there for him to be seen encouraging more tourism, close the whole place down to tourists for much of the day while he’s there and before. Even Disney employees are being barred.

Seems appropriate that he’s giving us his recipe for economic success in Fantasyland, no?  😆

January 20, 2012 Posted by | economic ignorance, irony, Obama, shameful | 3 Comments

Rapper Jay-Z, who sympathizes with Occupy Wall Street, plans to cash in on OWS movement and keep all the money for himself

Heh.

Right now there is a slightly heated debate going on in the Abrams Media office as we’ve found a story that somehow intersects the purviews of three of our different sites; Jay-Z’s company, Rocawear, is now selling a t-shirt that says “Occupy Wall Street” with graffiti style lettering modifying the message to read “Occupy All Streets.” A mini scandal has brewed over the shirt as it’s become clear that Rocawear, currently, has no plans to give any of the procedes to the occupiers themselves.

Not big on “spreading the wealth around” like their boy Barry is, huh?

So is Mr. Z really sympathetic to the OWS crowd?  I mean, here he is teaching them a lesson in capitalism, and my guess is that the morons will be stupid enough to buy his attire, oblivious to the irony of the situation.  They already are clueless, railing against corporations while buying goods and services from corporations.

Either he really is sympathetic to their cause and is just another clueless celebrity who doesn’t recognize his own hypocrisy, or he isn’t sympathetic to the OWS cretins and is simply being a savvy capitalist.  If it is the latter, then well played, sir!

November 14, 2011 Posted by | capitalism, Hollyweirdos, hypocrisy, irony, Occupy Wall Street | 2 Comments

Irony of the day: OWS kitchen staffers angry about serving food to freeloaders

Irony: you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup. Savor the aroma of the details:

The Occupy Wall Street volunteer kitchen staff launched a “counter” revolution yesterday — because they’re angry about working 18-hour days to provide food for “professional homeless” people and ex-cons masquerading as protesters. (How funny is it that the homeless are indistinguishable from your average OWS protestor? 😆 – CL)

Some protesters threatened that the high-end meals could be cut off completely if the vagrants and criminals don’t disperse.

Unhappiness with their unwelcome guests was apparent throughout the day.

“We need to limit the amount of food we’re putting out” to curb the influx of derelicts, said Rafael Moreno, a kitchen volunteer.

Scarcity of resources?  Rationing?  Welcome to socialism removed from the pages of academia and put into practice, boys and girls!  Sucks, doesn’t it?

See, while OWS is a bunch of freeloaders looking to mooch off of the taxpayers for the rest of their lives, they don’t like the homeless and vagrants and other moochers.  See, if you want to get fed, you have to be their kind of moocher!  😆

Exit question: Since the homeless are being excluded from the so-called 99%, does that put the homeless in the same category as the 1% the OWS crowd deplores?

October 27, 2011 Posted by | irony, moonbats, Occupy Wall Street | 5 Comments

Occupy Wall Street miscreants stunned to find thieves in their midst

Let’s see: a bunch of losers who have been demanding handouts stolen by government from the producers and given to non-producers are all of a sudden big proponents of private property?  Fascinating.  So what has brought about this about face?  This:

Occupy Wall Street protesters said yesterday that packs of brazen crooks within their ranks have been robbing their fellow demonstrators blind, making off with pricey cameras, phones and laptops — and even a hefty bundle of donated cash and food.

Stealing is our biggest problem at the moment,” said Nan Terrie, 18, a kitchen and legal-team volunteer from Fort Lauderdale.

“I had my Mac stolen — that was like $5,500. Every night, something else is gone. Last night, our entire [kitchen] budget for the day was stolen, so the first thing I had to do was . . . get the message out to our supporters that we needed food!”

Crafty cat burglars sneaked into the makeshift kitchen at Zuccotti Park overnight and swiped as much as $2,500 in donated greenbacks from right under the noses of volunteers who’d fallen asleep after a long day whipping up meals for the hundreds of hungry protesters, the volunteers said.

Evil corporations make their gadgets, so think of the thieves as doing the non-bathing Marxists a favor by lifting their gadgets from them.

I’m guessing the irony of their outrage to theft while advocating government theft will be lost on them.

October 18, 2011 Posted by | hypocrisy, irony, moonbats, Occupy Wall Street, socialism | 12 Comments

Obama laments “big money flooding the airwaves” as he rakes in big money to be used to flood the airwaves

Irony: it’s not just for breakfast anymore.  From the Washington Times:

Mr. Obama met separately with 100 of his most exclusive donors, each of whom forked over $35,800 per person to break bread with the birthday boy. Mr. Obama, who had added $3,938,093,118,800 to the national debt as of his birthday, told his rich friends that the government needs to spend more on everything from “wind turbine and electric cars” to “cures for cancer.”

Without any irony, he railed against “big money flooding the airwaves and slash-and-burn politics, sometimes I think that core belief in what is possible here in America gets lost.” Of course, Mr. Obama plans to flood those airwaves with $1 billion in campaign-funded commercials suggesting he is fighting for the average Joe.

“Fighting for the average Joe”.  Because the average Joe drops nearly $36k to gladhand with PresBo.

August 9, 2011 Posted by | irony, Obama, shameful | 1 Comment

Irony of the century: Bill Clinton wants a Ministry of Truth

Hey, guess which former president is now suddenly interested in the truth?  Bubba, that’s who!  And his newly found interest in pursuit of the truth is to be mainfested Big Brother style, like only a liberal Democrat can suggest with a straight face.  Excerpt:

Bill Clinton doesn’t like all the misinformation and rumors floating on the Internet. And he thinks the United Nations or the U.S. government should create an agency to do something about it.

“It would be a legitimate thing to do,” Clinton said in an interview airing Friday on CNBC.

One wonders how this “agency” would have reacted to accusations of a sitting president diddling a portly intern while declaring to the world that it wasn’t true.

So exactly who does Bubba see as unbiased arbiters of all things factual?

“That is, it would be like, I don’t know, National Public Radio or BBC or something like that, except it would have to be really independent and they would not express opinions, and their mandate would be narrowly confined to identifying relevant factual errors” he said.

I should have issued a beverage warning before that.  I’m cleaning Diet Pepsi off my monitor as I type this.

Bill Clinton, truth-seeker.  Irony: it tastes great with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.  Slurp-slurp-slurp-slurp-slurp!

May 16, 2011 Posted by | big government, Bill Clinton, irony, media bias, shameful | 3 Comments

The irony of Obama picking GWU as the backdrop to his budget speech

David Whelan puts all of this in the proper perspective:

One thing that occurred to me was that it was kind of a strange location to talk about belt-tightening.

After all, George Washington University has been crowned the most expensive school to attend in the country, costing $56,000 a year.

GW’s been the most expensive, or one of them, for many years. As a college applicant it is one of those places where the guidance counselor warns: this is a good school but get ready to drain your family’s bank account. The school has even tried to address its reputation as the most-expensive but without much visible success.

OK, so GWU is an expensive school.  It must be that the school’s academic results are just that darned good, right?  Yeah, right:

In terms of dollars-to-value, GW ranks in the basement. U.S. News, which does not sort by tuition, has it as the 51st best university in the country. Forbes takes cost into consideration when ranking colleges. We have GW as the, get ready: 291st best college.

Would you fill up your brokerage account with shares of what Morningstar calls the 291st best mutual fund? Or pay Mercedes prices for the 51st best car rated by Consumer Reports?

When costs are considered, as they should be, GW ranks down near other expensive schools like the University of Miami and Syracuse University. Forbes ranks it below solid, small, and inexpensive places to get your bachelors, like Grove City College and Fisk University.

Ouch! Grove City College and Fisk University? Hey, I’m not knocking those two schools…if, for no other reason, than they’re way better than GWU!

OK, so what does GWU’s charging more and delivering less have to do with anything?  I think you see where this is going:

Back to Obama’s speech. In a sense George Washington is a metaphor for the federal budget. Are we as taxpayers getting our money’s worth? Are GW students, who pay the most, getting the best college degree?

Did President Obama see the irony of appearing at George Washington University to discuss how to cut spending? Probably not.

Note to self: Do NOT send kids to GWU.

April 15, 2011 Posted by | economic ignorance, irony, Obama | Leave a comment

Reid crushed by senility and irony

Did I mention I hate Sarah Palin for getting her gal pal Sharron Angle nominated in NV?  Here’s the confused old coot who won re-election in a state that hates his stinking guts:

A befuddled Harry Reid (D., Nev.) threw a flash tantrum on the Senate floor just a while ago. He slammed the House Republicans’ latest effort to avoid a government shutdown — a one-week continuing resolution that cuts spending by $12 billion but also funds the Defense Department through September 30 to ensure that military personnel are paid even if the rest of the government shuts down  — calling it a “fantasy” that will never make it past the president’s desk, and accused the GOP of “procrastinating” and “trying to avoid making the tough choices.

Just to make sure I’m understanding this jackwagon correctly:

Last year, Reid and his party had a 77-seat House majority and a 19-seat Senate majority, plus the presidency.  They were able to browbeat a majority of their party into passing the hideously unpopular ObamaCare.  But they were unable to do the one thing that they were supposed to do: pass a d#mned budget.

Yet their inability to pass a budget with firm control of the entire legislature AND the presidency is…the new House’s fault?

Got it.  Thanks for the clarification.  Idiot.

Oh, and how’s about this laugher?

“It’s time for my friends in the House of Representatives to stop campaigning and start governing,” Reid continued.

Where was the prez during this exchange?  Um…campaigning.

Irony: breakfast of chumps.

April 6, 2011 Posted by | irony, Obama, Reid, shameful | 6 Comments

Irony of the day, “Obama and slogans” edition

The irony of his own words must be lost on him:

President Obama took a dig at the “drill, baby, drill” slogan employed by Republicans and popularized by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin during a speech Wednesday on energy.

The president made an offhand reference to the slogan as an example of the empty rhetoric politicians have used in the past when it comes to energy policy.

“But here’s the thing — we’ve been down this road before. Remember, it was just three years ago that gas prices topped $4 a gallon. Working folks haven’t forgotten that,” Obama said in a speech at Georgetown University, according to prepared remarks. “It hit a lot of people pretty hard. But it was also the height of political season, so you had a lot of slogans and gimmicks and outraged politicians waving three-point-plans for two-dollar gas — when none of it would really do anything to solve the problem.”

Then the president made a departure from his prepared remarks: “You remember, ‘drill baby drill.’

So the same sloganeer that gave us “empty rhetoric” as “Change You Can Believe In”, “Hope and Change”, and “We are the one’s we have been waiting for” (among countless other slogans) is now decrying empty slogans?  At the same time he drops another tired slogan that “drilling won’t do anything to solve the problem of high gas prices”?

Doesn’t he realize that nothing good happens to him when he goes off of his tele-binky?

March 31, 2011 Posted by | irony, Obama, oil | 3 Comments

Irony of the day, “Obama and transparency” edition

Heh.

President Obama finally and quietly accepted his “transparency” award from the open government community this week — in a closed, undisclosed meeting at the White House on Monday.

The secret presentation happened almost two weeks after the White House inexplicably postponed the ceremony, which was expected to be open to the press pool.

This time, Obama met quietly in the Oval Office with Gary Bass of OMB Watch, Tom Blanton of the National Security Archive, Danielle Brian of the Project on Government Oversight, Lucy Dalglish of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and Patrice McDermott of OpenTheGovernment.org, without disclosing the meeting on his public schedule or letting photographers or print reporters into the room.

March 31, 2011 Posted by | irony, Obama | 2 Comments

Twitter may get tax break in order to keep from moving, and tax break is being considered by…San Francisco?

Thanks to Donna for sending this big, juicy slab of irony my way.  From San Fransicko:

San Francisco’s best shot to prevent Twitter from migrating south faces a key vote Wednesday on whether to give the microblogging service a six-year tax break.

The growing San Francisco-based company has explored a move to Brisbane, where its business costs would be lower. San Francisco has a 1.5 percent payroll tax whereas Brisbane does not have one.

Supervisor Jane Kim, whose district includes the mid-Market Street area where Twitter would move, has broken from predecessor Chris Daly’s stance and is advocating for the passage of legislation that would give Twitter a six-year payroll tax break if it decides to move into the building at Market and Ninth streets. The tax break would apply to all qualifying businesses that relocate to the portion of the Tenderloin and the mid-Market Street area that city officials hope to revitalize

I’m philosophically against cutting taxes,” Kim said Monday. “I’ve had to think about this long and hard. This is targeted enough. It’s specific enough. It’s short enough.”

OK, just to make sure I’m understanding this properly…

You are “philosophically against cutting taxes”, presumably because you believe that (a) government can better use that revenue than the person or business who earned it; (b) taxing businesses is somehow good for the economy; (c) tax cuts do not help the economy in any way; (d) letting a business keep more of the money it earned is morally repugnant; (e) tax policy has no impact on business decisions (such as hiring, firing, relocating, etc.) whatsoever; or (f) some or all of the above.

If you are “philosophically against cutting taxes” for any (much less all) of the aforementioned reasons, then on what planet does it make sense to extend the tax break for Twitter?  If it is truly believed that by Twitter getting this tax break they will stay in San Franfreakshow, which will in turn benefit the San Franistan economy, then doesn’t that completely shatter your “philosophy” of being against tax cuts of any kind?  It would if there were any sense of logic, consistency, or (in this case) irony in your body.

Folks, let that sink in for a moment: “Tax cuts are bad, bad things…which is why I’m going to support a tax cut for Twitter.”  Haven’t these economic illiterates been telling us since the JFK administration that “tax cuts for the wealthy and for businesses don’t work”?

Well, she has a tough sell, based on the reactions of her fellow Board members:

Supervisor John Avalos said the proposal doesn’t seem fair given the financial struggles of residents in his district.

“Who are the [Twitter] investors?” he said. “Probably some of the wealthiest people in this country. And we are giving them more wealth.”

There you go, pal.  You stick to your guns, sir!  And when Twitter moves out and takes their jobs, property taxes, etc., with them, you will have truly won the day!

March 18, 2011 Posted by | economic ignorance, irony, San Francisco, taxes | 4 Comments

Irony, WI teachers union edition

February 22, 2011 Posted by | humor, irony, public education, unions, Wisconsin | 6 Comments

Billboard touts the wonderful education system in South Bend

I don’t really know that there’s much for me to add to this:

Story:

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WANE/WSBT) – An embarrassing billboard spelling error on a sign meant to tout South Bend schools has been pulled.

The billboard is a digital one near the intersection of State Road 23 and Ironwood in South Bend. It went up on Thursday and was pulled Monday morning.

The billboard encouraged people to go to “southbendon.com” to check out the “15 best things about our PUBIC schools.” Obviously it was supposed to say “public“, but the “l” was left out.

Edyookashun iz kool!  😆

Snark aside, and in fairness to the school…

The president of a company called “the Blue Waters Group” told WSBT-TV the mistake was not made by the city or the schools.  He said the ad was proofed by 4 people and the typo got by all of them.

These four proofreaders will be glad to know that they have promising careers waiting for them at CBS News.

September 21, 2010 Posted by | humor, irony, public education | 5 Comments

L.A. school on polluted grounds named after Al Gore

On the first day of school, irony will be the feature menu item!  Excerpt:

School district officials insist that the Arlington Heights property is clean and safe. And they’ve pledged to check vapor monitors and groundwater wells to make sure.

The $75.5-million Carson-Gore Academy of Environmental Sciences will open Sept. 13 for about 675 students. As he was with Bill Clinton (who has an L.A. middle school named after him), Gore is second on the ticket to Rachel Carson, the late author credited with helping launch the modern environmental movement.

“Renaming this terribly contaminated school after famous environmental advocates is an affront to the great work that these individuals have done to protect the public’s health from harm,” an environmental coalition wrote in a letter to the Los Angeles Unified School District. Making sure the school is safe “would be an even better way to honor their contribution to society.”

No word yet on the school’s mascot, but rumor has it that the students will decide between the Crazed Sex Poodles or the Fighting Manbearpigs.

September 6, 2010 Posted by | California, environuts, Gore, irony | 5 Comments

Irony alert! Obama’s stimulus stimulates unemployment

Irony: chocolatey goodness!  Details:

President Obama went to the groundbreaking of a road project in Columbus, Ohio, Friday to show that his massive stimulus package is still churning out jobs — a “good news” story that was anything but for some construction workers who were trying to figure out how to make up for the payday they lost due to the president’s visit.

The workers were told not to report to their construction project at a nearby hospital Friday, because the Secret Service was shutting it down for security reasons. They also were told that they would not get paid for the forced day off.

Heh.

This dude’s got the reverse Midas touch, no?

June 21, 2010 Posted by | economic ignorance, irony, Obama | 1 Comment

MA illegal immigration shill gets crashed into by a couple of tons of irony

Since no one is seriously hurt, I feel empowered to giggle mercilessly like pre-teens (or Andrew Sullivan, take your pick) at a Jonas Brothers concert.  Details:

Hey, Rep. Moran, how do you say “karma” in Spanish?

Michael Moran of Brighton is a staunch supporter of the “sanctuary” approach to illegal immigration we have here in Massachusetts. He voted against the Perry amendment that would require applicants for state benefits to prove they’re here legally. Moran voted for subsidized college tuition for illegals, too.

It’s safe to say that no Massachusetts politician has done more to make illegal immigrants feel welcome. Illegal immigrants like 27-year-old Isaias Naranjo, who (ahem) “met” Moran on the streets of Brighton last week.

According to Fox 25, Naranjo was driving 60 mph when he slammed his car into Moran’s. Naranjo was also drunk, driving without a license and – in an only-in-Massachusetts twist – was wearing a “Mexican costume” at the time.

Note the cavalier attitude of the criminal alien:

Now if Naranjo were just another Massachusetts taxpayer, he would be in some serious guacamole. But Fox reports that when police tried to explain the seriousness of his situation, he just laughed.

“Nothing is going to happen to me, man,” Naranjo told the cops. That’s because he was “going back to my home country, Mexico.”

Naranjo had gotten the Massachusetts message: It’s never illegal to be illegal here. In fact sometimes it’s pretty damn good.

Believe it or not, I’m not that mad at him for his nonchalant attitude.  I’m livid at the amnesty shills like Moran who have emboldened this cretin to feel this way.

May 26, 2010 Posted by | illegal immigration, irony, Massachusetts | 6 Comments

Newsweek: The economy is AWESOME, and by the way, we’re going under

Savor the sugary sweet irony, enough to put you into a diabetic coma.  Behold Newsweek’s cover a couple of weeks ago:

Notice the left-wing bias on the cover?  Not just the manufactured economic good news, but the tribute to Justice Stevens and a “news” story on the hateful right.  But I digress.

Anywho, just how much is our economy roaring back?  It’s coming back so well that…oh, I’m nearly orgasmic over the irony…Newsweek’s going belly-up!  😆

The Washington Post Co. is trying to sell Newsweek, and it may well fail, and the magazine may well close. “We don’t see a sustained path to profitability,” said the company’s chairman, Donald Graham, which is kind of an odd thing to say when you’re trying to sell something. More telling is the celerity with which the magazine lost money following the redesign a year ago: “Newsweek had operating losses of $28.1 million in 2009, 82.5 percent higher than the previous year’s loss of $15.4 million. Its revenue declined 27.2 percent, to $165.5 million in 2009, from $227.4 million in 2008, hurt by diminished advertising and subscription revenue.” One can only presume the numbers so far in 2010 are worse, otherwise the sale wouldn’t be happening.

So why didn’t it work? The line being proffered everywhere is that newsmagazines have lost their viability, nobody wants them, blah blah blah. This is almost comical nonsense. The most successful weekly magazine in the United States right now, by some measures, is the Economist, which is…a newsmagazine. The other line is that Newsweek’s website is retrogressive, and that helps to explain its decline. Again, this is ludicrous; nobody talks about the Economist’s website either. The problem isn’t the website, or the newsmagazine genre in absolute terms. The problem is that Newsweek has been misrepresenting itself to its readership for years, and lost the confidence of its readers; and continued to pretend through the redesign that it was something it is not.

For years, Newsweek was a liberal journal of opinion masquerading as a news publication that attempted to sell itself to a mass readership with a lot of health-care, entertainment, and lifestyle fluff. As a vehicle for news analysis, it was entirely conventional; as a purveyor of sociological fluff, it was kind of fun, though often enragingly so; as a journal of opinion, it was to actual journals of opinion as tofutti is to gelato, flavorless and bland and mock. Last year, Meacham and Co. ditched much of the news analysis and sociological fluff in favor of more and more opinion.

It will not surprise you to know that much of the opinion dealt with the ways in which Barack Obama was right and noble and good and strong and tough and resourceful and a good symbol and an agent of change and so is his wife, by the way — and when it was not about that, it was primarily about how the right is at war with itself and torn and in conflict and dominated by anger and full of rage and presumptively racist and anti-gay and anti-women and anti-media. That was to be expected. But there was really almost nothing else in there, and what was there as a matter of ideological coloration wasn’t especially tough or good or interesting or novel.

But in describing his redesign, there were two words that Meacham did not use, and they were “liberal” and “opinion.” Instead, he promised “complexity” and the publication of “the argued essay — a piece, grounded in reason and supported by evidence, that makes the case for something.” Even with the decision to jettison news from a magazine called Newsweek, its leaders could not bring themselves to acknowledge what the magazine actually was.

Remember when I referred to the MSM in 2008 as the Kamikaze Media?  You know, willing to kill themselves to advance the left’s cause?  Here’s glaring proof.  The rag is touting how awesomely McAwesome the economy is doing, all while Newsweak is in its death throes.

Oh well.  One leftist rag down, countless more to go.

May 7, 2010 Posted by | economic ignorance, irony, media bias | 4 Comments

Obama: Isn’t the Aussie prime minister awesome and humble? Kinda reminds me of…me!

The audacity of irony.  Quote:

Aussie Reporter: One of your state department officials said there was meeting of minds between you and Kevin Rudd. Is there a meeting of minds (with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd)?

Barack Obama: I really think there is. Kevin is somebody who I probably share as much of a world view as any world leader out there. I find him smart, but humble.

Got that?  “Rudd is smart and humble…you know, kinda like I am both smart and humble!”  Oozing awesomeness, no?

Dude’s arrogance knows no bounds.

April 16, 2010 Posted by | Australia, irony, Obama, shameful | Leave a comment

Hoax story meant to punk us bloggers…punks NYT instead!

“Hi, welcome to Starbucks.  Can I take your order?”

“Yes, I would like a venti Awesome Latté, with a shot of rich chocolatey Awesome syrup, sprinkled with fresh Awesome shavings!”  😆

This story is dripping with delicious point-proving satisfaction that I may go into a diabetic coma right now.  Details from Liberty Pundits:

And these clowns wonder why they are circling the drain?  This lawyer pulled the fake story stunt to entrap us – political bloggers – because “fact checking is not” our “strong suit,” so he claimed.  We ignored the story, and the NYT ran with it.

Gawker’s got a post, which also covers another false story the NYT ran with – but this blog one is just so rich.  Let’s go to the source.

New York Personal Injury Attorney Blog.comEric Turkewitz wrote in this blog that he had been appointed “official White House law blogger“:

Since word is already dribbling out among my friends, I thought I should let you know here: I’m closing down this blog in the next few weeks to start up a new one at the White House as their official law blogger. I’ll have the opportunity to both expand the scope of my writing and serve my country at the same time. As blogging gigs go, it doesn’t get any better than that.

It’s a good ruse complete with charts and stories.  So the NYT gets wind of it.  Their “fact-checking” department calls both the lawyer and the White House.  Lawyer specifically obfuscates; he confirms NOTHING.  The WH? No one home.   The story has no confirmation whatsoever on any level.

What does the NYT do?  I can’t grab an archived version to link, but here is the cut from Gawker claiming to be the original NYT piece:

After all, as Mr. Turkewitz, a Manhattan lawyer, writes on his New York Personal Injury Law Blog, he is about to be sounding off on all manner of legal issues as the Obama administration’s new White House law blogger.

“Excited about new blogging gig as White House law blogger,” he tweeted this morning. “But hope I don’t have to spend too much time in D.C.”

Spoken like a true New Yorker.

And, alas,  here’s the retraction:

[Note: an earlier version of this column had an item about a blog post by a personal-injury lawyer, Eric Turkewitz, announcing that he had been appointed the White House law blogger. Blogospheric chatter indicates a high likelihood that this post was an April Fool hoax. Mr. Turkewitz declined to give us a straight answer on this score, so, pending callback from the White House, we’ve taken the item down.]

Love the “blogospheric chatter” crack.  I think it is called “vetting” or “fact checking.” …

The MSM absolutely loathes the blogosphere.  We do the reporting they used to do.  They snidely and condescendingly fall back on the “we have multiple layers of fact-checkers at our disposal” defense as to why we break stories before they do.  Well, if they do indeed have these “multiple layers of fact-checkers” at their disposal, they clearly do not use them.  (Sidebar: Dan Rather and Mary Mapes were unavailable for comment.)

Anywho, this left-wing blogger laid out the bait for the bloggers, and the NYT walked into the trap.  And this schmuck says that “fact checking hasn’t always been a strong suit of” the blogger community?  Physician, heal thyself!  😆

Irony: it’s not just for breakfast anymore!

April 5, 2010 Posted by | irony, media bias | Leave a comment

Quote of the day, “Irony is lost on Chris Mattews” edition

From Hot Air:

Chris Matthews talks with Eugene Robinson and Susan Page about Sarah Palin’s speech and hyperventilates about “secession”, which is where Robinson picks this up, attempting to keep up with Matthews’ paranoia. At the end, Matthews actually warns Robinson that “Charismatic leaders have done this country and this world a lot of harm,” apparently oblivious to his own track record over the last two years in being Barack Obama’s number-one fanboy.

Seriously…did Leg Tingles just lecture anyone on the dangers of charming leaders with charisma?

Here’s guessing that both of Matthews’ viewers got a “thrill down their leg” listening to Matthews get slapped by irony and not even noticing.

February 9, 2010 Posted by | hypocrisy, irony, moonbats, quote of the day | 2 Comments

Obama’s closed-door meeting on openness and transparency

Irony: it’s not just for breakfast anymore.  Opening paragraph of AP story:

It’s hardly the image of transparency the Obama administration wants to project: A workshop on government openness is closed to the public.

This is just adorable:

The event Monday for federal employees is a fitting symbol of President Barack Obama’s uneven record so far on the Freedom of Information Act, a big part of keeping his campaign promise to make his administration the most transparent ever. As Obama’s first year in office ends, the government’s actions when the public and press seek information are not yet matching up with the president’s words.

You know, if I didn’t know any better, I’d swear that a lot of what this guy says doesn’t exactly square with what he does.  It’s almost as if he’s lying or something.  I mean, I don’t want to call him a “liar” or anything, but he is kinda fast and loose with the truth…which, come to think of it, does pretty much make him a liar.

December 8, 2009 Posted by | corruption, hypocrisy, irony, Obama | Leave a comment

Quote of the day, “Obama’s spellchecker” edition

Before The One decides to broadcast his indoctrination message speech to school kids across the country about the values of education, one might think his administration (especially the Dept. of Education) would want to start with themselves.  Observe:

PRESIDENT OBAMA DELIVERS NATIONAL ADDRESS TO AMERICA’S SCHOOCHILDREN

Dern, spehling iz tuff!  If only the MSM were as tough on him as they were on Dan Quayle for “potatoe”…

September 2, 2009 Posted by | irony, Obama, quote of the day | Leave a comment

Weekend roundup

Obabykiller appears at Notre Dame, a Catholic school, and says that they need to be more accepting of infanticide.  Naturally, the MSM touts his bravery (because wanting babies to die is indicative of raw manly courage, no?).  Nope…no liberal media bias!

Not content with being the inspiration for a word that reflects journalistic malfeasance, NYT leftist columnist Maureen Dowd decided to further erode what shreds of credibility she had remaining by plagiarizing a lefty blog.  This, of course, qualifies her to be vice-president now.

While Nancy Peliar is going down quicker than Monica Lewinsky in her presidential kneepads over her lies regarding what she knew about torture/waterboarding, she does the predictable: she blames Bush.  Alas, Leon Panetta (THAT Leon Panetta?) throws her under the bus on that one, too.  So what does the White House have to say on the matter?  “Present.

Dick Cheney says that Obama is a threat to national security.  Gore slams Cheney for the comments, saying that he at least waited two years before accusing Bush of “betraying the country” and “playing on our fears.”  There’s a problem with the Goreacle’s comments, though: he’s lying through his teeth.  “Two years” apparently means “a little less than one year, several times.”  His lies were easy to verify via a cursory search on the Internet, which led Adam White to quip: “I’ve turned Al Gore’s own creation against him.”   😆

Bubba recently said that Dick Cheney should avoid criticizing Oprompter, because “I do hope he gets some target practice before he goes out again.”  Someone please tell me that a man who had a little “shooting” trouble of his own around a certain blue dress is not critiquing anyone’s aim!

May 17, 2009 Posted by | abortion, Bill Clinton, Christianity, Gore, hypocrisy, irony, media bias, Obama, Pelosi | 1 Comment

Laugher of the day, Bubba edition

BEVERAGE ALERT!  Put down your morning joe before reading this from Allahpundit:

Contrary to reports, it wasn’t the song playing while he was leaving; that was “Beautiful Day” by U2. Only after he had safely gone did they kick into [Robert Palmer’s “Addicted to Love”] … just as the camera panned to Hillary. Oy.

Exit question: One last middle finger from Team Barry? Keep Chaos alive!

Irony…it’s not just for breakfast anymore!  😆

August 28, 2008 Posted by | Bill Clinton, Hillary, irony | 3 Comments

9th Circus Chief Justice a porndog?

Well, this would certainly explain a lot about the depravity exhibited by that sham of a court, wouldn’t it?  How’s this for irony?

One of the highest-ranking federal judges in the United States, who is currently presiding over an obscenity trial in Los Angeles, has maintained a publicly accessible website featuring sexually explicit photos and videos.

Alex Kozinski, chief judge of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, acknowledged in an interview with The Times that he had posted the materials, which included a photo of naked women on all fours painted to look like cows and a video of a half-dressed man cavorting with a sexually aroused farm animal. Some of the material was inappropriate, he conceded, although he defended other sexually explicit content as “funny.”

Kozinski, 57, said that he thought the site was for his private storage and that he was not aware the images could be seen by the public, although he also said he had shared some material on the site with friends. After the interview Tuesday evening, he blocked public access to the site. …

In all fairness, dude is a Reagan appointee, but when someone needs a whackin’, a whackin’ they shall get.  At any rate, I wonder if his affinity for such “material” will result in him being recused from presiding over the L.A. obscene p0rn case.

June 13, 2008 Posted by | California, irony, judiciary | 2 Comments

Irony, projection, or both?

From Game Politics:

Media content has gotten more graphic, more violent and more sex-based… Currently, nothing under New York State law prohibits a fourteen-year old from walking into a video store and buying… a game like ‘Grand Theft Auto,’ which rewards a player for stealing cars and beating people up. Children can even simulate having sex with a prostitute…

 The quote was from none other than soon-to-be-former governor Elliot Spitzer (D-NY), when he was A.G. and still tappin’ that hooker #ss.

March 12, 2008 Posted by | hypocrisy, irony, Spitzer | 4 Comments

Al Sharpton takes on…the NAACP?

The NAACP wants the DNC to seat the MI and FL delegates that were stripped early on in the process.  Al Sharpton, who knows that changing the rules to allow the MI and FL delegates to be seated will benefit the Hildeb#tch and screw his boy Osamabamadingdong, says he will fight the NAACP and the DNC on this.  Someone pass me the popcorn (heavy on the butter and thick rich irony, but mostly the thick rich irony)!

February 15, 2008 Posted by | irony, NAACP | 2 Comments