Every time the mainstream media jumps all over her for saying something controversial completely and totally false and ridiculous, she’s now got a great answer. She only needs to say that she’s substantive and serious! Case closed!
Bachmann can’t tell John Wayne from John Wayne Gacy?[link] It’s okay. She’s a substantive, serious person.
Bachmann believes John Quincy Adams was a Founding Father even though he was nine when the Declaration of Independence was signed?[link] It’s okay. She’s a substantive, serious person…
Bachmann went to law school at Oral Roberts University?[link] It’s okay. She’s a substantive, serious person.
Bachmann believes evolution is a hoax and creationism should be tought in schools?[link] It’s okay. She’s a substantive, serious person…
Bachmann believes that Iran is turning Iraq into a secret terror training camp?[link] It’s okay. She’s a substantive, serious person.
Bachmann believes teachers are indoctrinating kids to become gay?[link] It’s okay. She’s a substantive, serious person…
Bachmann believes swine flu is an Obama conspiracy to take over America?[link] It’s okay. She’s a substantive, serious person.
Bachmann believes that the Census could be used to put Americans in concentration camps?[link] It’s okay. She’s a substantive, serious person.
Bachmann believes the school lunch program is unconstitutional?[link] It’s okay. She’s a substantive, serious person.
It’s hard to believe that someone as crazy as Michele Bachmann is seriously in contention for the Republican presidential nomination, but don’t you worry: The GOP is a substantive and serious political party.
It’s hard to understand how someone who is so hard-line constitutional is so hard-line against the census. The census is constitutionally mandated, in order to determine the proportion of Representatives, according to Article 1 Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution.
The news comes a day after it was revealed that Hulu had received an unsolicited acquisition offer and that Web portal Yahoo has expressed interest in potentially acquiring it. Yahoo has not yet made a formal bid, said a person with knowledge of the situation.
Cashing in. No surprise. Hulu had so much potential, but kept getting farther and farther from it’s audience.
But there is always Crackle & Ch131.
And once Hulu is no longer owned by the Networks, you can bet content pricing is going to go way, way up.
It’s a calculated maneuver to kill cordcutters: get them using a service, then sell it off so it doesn’t get the help it got before.
It’s a way to kill the service and maybe profit on the exit. Nothing more, nothing less.
In April 2008, I was part of a Post team that won a Pulitzer Prize for the paper’s coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings a year earlier. Lolo died a year earlier, so it was Lola who called me the day of the announcement. The first thing she said was, “Anong mangyari kung malaman nang tao?”
What will happen if people find out?
I couldn’t say anything. After we got off the phone, I rushed to the bathroom on the fourth floor of the newsroom, sat down on the toilet and cried.
When I reached the campsite itself, down a path that led through increasingly dense trees and bushes, I was in awe. It was big, really big. Maybe a couple of thousand square feet, surrounded by foliage, with a picnic table and barbecue pit. And it wasn’t even the biggest campsite there.
“Weinergate, as it has been dubbed by pundits across the political spectrum, must be the lamest (non-)sex scandal to come down the pike in years, yet it seems to be getting as much play as Watergate…
[I]t’s also a testament to what you might call the “Breitbart effect” – the ability of [right-wing] activists to push a news story to the forefront of the national discussion, and hold it there for an extended run. Breitbart, like the Drudge Report and a host of other dedicated right-wing provocateurs, has learned the value of gaming the refs – of hounding the mainstream media with angry and unsubstantiated accusations of “liberal bias” for so long the latter tend to overcompensate and give prominence to whatever story the activists are interested in amplifying.”—
I decided I might try to go back, slowly, not using it for anything important, just a ‘hey, people I used to know, I’m still here if you want to get in touch, here’s a little bit of contact info’ type thing.
I’ve taken to using sub-email address tags to properly mitigate the torrent of automated email I get every-day: I can sign up for most services with firstname.lastname@example.org. I can then filter by service very easily.
Facebook doesn’t let you use sub-email addressing.
Guess I won’t be coming back to Facebook anytime soon.