August 15, 2012

Wednesday quick hits

ITEM: Jason "Trust Fund" Scott spews what we've come to expect -- and laugh at -- from him:

Romney goes into this election, as he has lived his life – with a great many advantages. The Bush economy and the nation’s short memory of how we got here. The political press in the employ of his major financial backers. One third of the country being died in the wool racists. The list of reason why Romney should win goes on and on.

As DE Libertarian's Steve Newton points out, that makes about 100 million racists in these United States, and is, as you'd expect coming from a member of the Local Gaggle of Moonbat Bloggers, absolutely horsesh**. Steve goes on:

As I walk the streets I realize that, in jason's world, 206,000 of Delaware's registered voters are racists. How can I know which ones? Ah! I see: there are 183,645 registered Republicans. We can assume by definition, according to jason, that ALL of them are racists. (Sorry, Joan Deaver. Sorry Joe Miro and Mick Manolakos.) That would also mean that another 22,435 of Delaware's independents, Greens, and Libertarians are racists (because, you see, only Democrats are not racists in jason's world. It's sort of like a reverse Germany in the 1930s and 1940s where we should have two-thirds of the people wear big "Ds" on their jackets so we could know they are not racists.)

Schooled.

ITEM: Here's an AP headline today for 'ya: Host for Romney event is a convicted drug dealer. *Sigh*

ITEM: The author of Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin, doesn't much like the GOP:

"The people behind these efforts at disenfranchising large groups of voters (the young, the old, the black, the brown) are not Republicans, since clearly they have scant regard for our republic or its values. They are oligarchs and racists clad in the skins of dead elephants."

*Double sigh*

ITEM: When hecklers briefly disrupted a Paul Ryan rally it is described by USA Today as a "spirited crowd."

ITEM: The NY Times gets caught (again, natch) with a little ... "embellishment."

ITEM: VP Joe Biden on his "VP of Comedy Tour" told an audience in Virginia (which just happened to include many African-Americans) that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are "going to put y'all back in chains." He then forgot he was in Virginia, mentioning "North Carolina."

ITEM: I love it when leftists suddenly "find Christ." Yeesh.

ITEM: Here's another laugher -- CNN says it's the only unbiased source of news this election season. Hopefully, you didn't spit out your coffee on that.

ITEM: Ron Dzwonkowski of the Detroit Free Press highlights a study supposedly showing there's no liberal bias in the media. But aside from the fact that this study's sources are exactly, well, noted, here's the kicker: In the study, Dzwonkowski's own paper is listed as an exception to the rule as it "was quite different from most other traditional print publications and showed a larger than 2-1 ratio favoring Democrat voices, as opposed to the media as a whole ..." D'OH!!


Posted by Hube at August 15, 2012 09:26 AM | TrackBack

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Good thing I don't watch or read "Games of Thrones." Neither the book series nor the show is anything to write home about... it doesn't feel like a fantasy series, but more like a softcore porno.

Posted by: Carl at August 15, 2012 02:28 PM

Actually the books are quite good. I kinda hit the wall with Book 5 which is comprised of a zillion minor characters and frankly should have been edited down or issued as an aside to the main storyline

Posted by: Duffy at August 15, 2012 02:52 PM

I didn't particularly care for them, to be honest, Duffy. I had a hard time following the series. I went into the HBO series thinking it would be better, but alas, I was mistaken.

For what it's worth, Hube's post inspired my blog post for today:

http://carl-carlscomics.blogspot.com/2012/08/yet-another-reason-why-i-dont-read-this.html

Posted by: Carl at August 15, 2012 03:27 PM

Martin's other work is a lot better than the Game of Throne's monstrosity--

Highly recommended

Armageddon Rag*****
Fevre Dream*****
Dying of the Light****

And he did the Wild Cards shared universe series which--although uneven like all such series--has some truly inspired segments.

One of my favorite writers in certain niches.

Posted by: Steve Newton at August 15, 2012 05:49 PM

@Carl: Totally understand the criticism. The sheer number of minor characters is daunting. Mostly I ignore this minor lordling or that and try to keep track of the major characters. There's enough of them to keep you busy.

@Steve: thanks! I"ll check them out.

Posted by: Duffy at August 16, 2012 11:49 AM

Steve: I've heard good things about the Wild Cards shared universe, so I'll have to check it out. I've heard that Martin's non-Game of Thrones work is better. He even did a screenplay in the early 1990s that may have unconsciously inspired the show "Sliders." Can't think of the name.

Duffy: Yeah, I just a hard time following the series because of the loads and loads of characters. Plus the tone of the series wasn't too my liking, either.

Posted by: Carl at August 16, 2012 04:23 PM

Just figured out the name. it was called "Doorways."

Posted by: Carl at August 16, 2012 04:26 PM