Every so often rightbloggers look at their cause and their Party and chart a new course of action to guide them back to victory. Though their efforts have of late been about as successful as those of Wrong-Way Peachfuzz, you can't say they're quitters, nor that they aren't willing to try bold ideas ... More >>
The thing about anonymity is that to remain anonymous it helps when people don't know who you are -- a concept that the blogsters over at Gawker apparently have a hard time understanding.Gawker has a bit of a history when it comes to promising anonymity to people who contribute fantastical, often re ... More >>
Thursday! A wide-ranging media news kind of day. Ranging from Ashton Kutcher's murky Details editorship to Piers Morgan's failed interview of Christine O'Donnell to the everlasting travails of the dead News of the World, Thursday's Press Clips is all about conflict.
Last week the Congressional fight over America's debt ceiling became a full-blown hostage situation, with Republicans demanding, in exchange for what has been during previous Administrations a pro-forma procedure, major budget concessions from Democrats -- and getting them. At this writing, there s ... More >>
A paltry, pathetic 38 percent. According to the latest Gallup/USA Today poll, that's the percentage of Americans who definitely believe that President Barack Obama was born in the United States. It's in this toxic environment that the White House has released a copy of Obama's long-form birth cert ... More >>
James O'Keefe, the same Republican operative/twerp/'investigative journalist' behind such secret stings as the undercover ACORN videos (yeah, the pimp costume guy) and the attempted tapping of U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu's phones went at it again today with a new video project. This time, O'Ke ... More >>
Eliza Kruger, once anonymousWhen Gawker took down New York GOP representative Christopher Lee of the 26th district, they did so based on the emails of an anonymous woman who made a Craigslist posting. In it, the woman begged, "Will someone prove to me not all CL men look like toads?" In respo ... More >>
For more than six years, I was a regular on your show, and from the start I felt we had a way more comfortable rapport than, let's say, Spitzer and whatshername. As we chewed over topics from Tom Cruise's love life to Sarah Palin's family values and beyond, I'd say impishly outrageous things ... More >>
It's somewhat exciting to watch failed Russian spy Anna Chapman cling to fame in her native land, mostly because we all helped create her. With the collective assistance of the New York tabloids, along with the panting blogosphere, men's magazines and of course her fans in the motherland, Chapman ha ... More >>
"I am not a witch" - Senatorial candidate Christine O'Donnell, who is also not employed. "It may be a blessing in disguise" - Evangelist Pat Robertson on the Haiti earthquake that killed possibly more than 100,000 people.
Social and economic turmoil? Don't ask. At least we had Lady Gaga to tell us what to do.
That's one of the sincere holiday wishes expressed in the tres amusant Christmas card I just got from Caroline's Comedy Club. Here are some of the other lovely yuletide hopes that are on the wryly joyful card: "A proposed gay bar next to the proposed mosque. "Brett Favre keeping his ball ... More >>
Two years ago, conservatives were on the ropes. But the GOP victories in last month's elections have them dreaming big again. They're back to talking about destroying the Democrats once and for all. Even Newt Gingrich is talking about running for President in 2012, which shows how general the optimi ... More >>
Everyday things can be sexy, too!By God, today is full of sexy! There's People's annual "Sexiest Man Alive" countdown, of course. And Salon's "Men on Top" answer to it. Not to mention the pretending-to-be-less-shallow Daily Beast offering, "Sexiest Man Alive (On the Inside)." You know who's s ... More >>
Krystal Ball, PoliticanSunday's paper includes a fascinating Style section think-piece entitled "The Facebook Skeletons Come Out" about all of the 2010 politicians with embarrassing photos floating around online. "I think all of us know that politicians would have to confront the Facebook ske ... More >>
"Andrew Cuomo won big, Christine O'Donnell lost big, and Sharron Angle can now go become the Mad Hatter at her own private Tea Party." So says visual artist Rob Roth, and he's definitely got a point.
Industrialized nations! Competitive places, never more so than when you work for a blog or in the media and need to figure out why Thing A is better than Thing B. In this case, the you-should-be-shocked-but-come-on-how-can-you-be great writing institution that is VICE and their English bureau tri ... More >>
With the downfall of one-time witch Christine O'Donnell, City Council member Daniel Halloran remains the highest elected heathen in the country. Of course, the born-again virgin O'Donnell never claimed to be a heathen. Despite taking some heat from fellow pagans for stressing his Roman Catho ... More >>
According to early exit polls, Andrew Cuomo is the new governor of New York. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer also maintain their spots in the Senate, as was pretty much expected. According to an AP analysis of poll results, three-quarters of moderates supported Cuomo over Paladi ... More >>
Simple, elegant, easy.Ack, Halloween is on Sunday! Which means if you're even remotely socially astute, you need a costume for Saturday. And today, in case you're not fully there, is Friday. Which means, oh, crap, the last-minute Halloween costume rush. Why does this always happen, and what c ... More >>
Three years ago this week, an intoxicated famous chick showed up at the apartment of a 26-year-old Brooklynite and ended up spending the night in his bed. Here's his story--and photos--of his escapade with this famous hot poontang, yo.
via GawkerWell, this is complicated. See, one time, allegedly, Christine O'Donnell hooked up with a guy (maybe even pursued him in a "cougar-like" fashion, aggressively, and without even being waxed), and now he's come out with the dirty details. To Gawker. And while pretty much everything Ch ... More >>
Remember that time earlier this afternoon Gawker took some guy's sleazy story about the time three years ago on Halloween he hooked up with Christine O'Donnell, the would-be Senator from Delaware, and published it anonymously after paying the guy off?
Awardsthey're a girl thing. Mostly, anyway, but the shows are bitchin'
John Sexton, the president of NYU, cares what Villagers think. During a town hall meeting for NYU students held yesterday, he answered our question, "How do you feel about animosity you face from Villagers about NYU expansion?" with an eight-minute-long response.
Dear Single Ladies, Halloween is a time to show your true inner beauty, your wisdom and intelligence, your creativity and strength of character. Remember, leaving something to the imagination is always preferred to letting it all hang out. Desperation smells a lot like fake tanner and cheap ... More >>
The elephant in the theater
Okay, Jimmy McMillan, you're officially the people's hero of the day. You with your awesome quotes and black gloves and karate. But what you really deserve is a fantastic remix -- something worth your spunk and gumption, something that says "I'm you" so much better than Christine O'Donnell ever coul ... More >>
Beer Laptop = Real TalkPolitical commentator, Dirty, Sexy Politics author and John McCain's daughter Meghan McCain likes to represent herself as some sort of down home Republican realist -- the young person shaking the wacky, old party crusties and screaming, "Gay people get to vote, too, y ... More >>
If you enjoyed or were oddly fascinated or disturbed or in any way amused by Christine O'Donnell's creeptastic "I'm You" campaign ad, you'll love this parody, in which a Double-Rainbow-esque slacker dude admits he's not a witch, werewolf, sasquatch, or even a piece of shit. "Send me your dona ... More >>
Years ago, Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell publicly admitted that she'd dabbled in witchraft and even went on a satanic picnic. (Haven't we all?) But now she's covering all that up with a blanket "I am not a witch. I am you" commercial that'll be casting a spell on the airwaves as s ... More >>
Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell has a new bright and shiny campaign ad (her first one!) in which she gently explains that 1. She's not a witch (referring to her comments that she "dabbled in witchcraft" as a teen), 2. She's nothing you've heard, and 3. She's you. Given what we k ... More >>
There's a new sex study out from the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior -- in fact, it's considered the most comprehensive national study since 1994, surveying 5,865 people between the ages of 14 and 94. Though it was financed by the maker of Trojan condoms, they would like you to ... More >>
Christine O'Donnell is most famous, thus far, for her personality, not her politics. She, as we all know, hates masturbation, but used to hang out with Bill Maher and play around with witchcraft and boys who liked Satan. Warlocks? She is not a virgin! This weekend, she made the New York Times ... More >>
Third party politics in New York is so byzantine most voters turn off when it comes up. But Rudy Giuliani wouldn't have been mayor without the now-defunct Liberal line and George Pataki's margin over Mario Cuomo in 1994 was provided by the State Conservative Party. So the swing this week ... More >>
The white brain, beset with worries, finally goes haywire in spectacular fashion
Long, bitter experience -- and long, bitter comments at this blog -- have taught us that if there's anything conservatives hate more than Big Gummint and homosexuals, it's someone making fun of them. The outrage that Boss Tweed expressed over "them damned pictures" of himself drawn by Thomas Nast is ... More >>
When Christine O'Donnell beat Mike Castle last week to become the GOP nominee in the Delaware Senatorial race, a clown car pulled up and several bizarre O'Donnell quotes came piling out. The most famous of these, so far, are probably her remarks on the sure-fire comedy topics of masturbation and Sat ... More >>
Maureen Dowd, GarrrDid you read Maureen Dowd's column in Sunday's New York Times? It's about the masturbation-hating, sometimes witch Christine O'Donnell, who if we keep talking about, will probably become a U.S. Senator. O'Donnell, however, is the perfect character for a Dowd column, and the ... More >>
Footage from 1999 of Delaware's finest anti-masturbation Republican/Tea-Party candidate for Senate, Christine O'Donnell, admitting to having "dabbled in Witchcraft" has hit the internet! It's a sensation, especially for those of us punishment-fetishists who also enjoy masturbating to witches. ... More >>
Oh, this is almost too much to handle. Think Progress, by way of The Daily What, points us toward the above video of Bill Maher on the subject of everyone's latest favorite crazy white person, Christine O'Donnell, who is a real live candidate for the United States Senate who loathes lust and reall ... More >>