Saturday, April 05, 2008

it worked so well for Tony Blair 

Speaking of right-wing propagandists and Democratic presidential contestants:

LONDON -- A media tycoon named Murdoch is throwing a huge gala in support of Barack Obama's campaign for the Democratic nomination.

That would be television tycoon Elisabeth Murdoch, daughter of News Corp. owner Rupert Murdoch. She's hosting a fundraiser for Obama later this month at her London home.

The invitation to the April 28 event at Murdoch's west London house lists Murdoch as one of eight "event chairs." The others include Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow, Warner Bros. U.K. managing director Josh Berger and U.S.-born chef Ruth Rogers.


Rupert Murdoch is a well-known conservative, and his New York Post newspaper was a longtime foe of the Clinton administration. Earlier this year, the Post endorsed Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination.
News Corp. is one of the world's largest media empires, and owns the Times and Sun newspapers in Britain, British Sky Broadcasting and the Fox News Channel.

Elisabeth Murdoch, 39, is a former managing director of Sky Networks who left her father's company in 2000 to start her own television production company, Shine Ltd.


Friday, April 04, 2008


And I thought Ron Paul was a little weird.

Monday, March 31, 2008


Ah, opening day in the Nation’s Capital. The sound of the fastball popping the catcher’s mitt, the crack of the bat, the president getting rowdily booed by 40,000 fans.

He actually throws a pretty decent ball, which makes you wonder why he couldn't have just ended up a high school baseball coach somewhere. I daresay everyone (if not 20 or so teenage boys) might have been a little better off.

Nice touch by Jon Miller, sanctimonious ESPN announcer, throwing Mr. 28% a little 9/11 freebie at the end.

It's Over 

50 Cent has "decided to shift his allegiance" from Clinton to Obama.  Fiddy explains:

"I heard Obama speak," he said. "He hit me with that he-just-got-done-watching-'Malcolm X,' and I swear to God, I'm like, 'Yo, Obama!'

On the other hand, how reliable is Fiddy's support?

But the musician also admitted he's lost interest in the protracted Democratic race, and may not support either candidate.


Sunday, March 30, 2008

Scaife Hearts Hillary 

This continues to boggle my fucking mind.  From a column by Scaife himself, published today:

Sen. Clinton also exhibited an impressive command of many of today's most pressing domestic and international issues. Her answers were thoughtful, well-stated, and often dead-on.

You go, Hill!

Again, anyone who doesn't remember what Richard Mellon Scaife, the Arkansas Project and the American Spectator are needs to go back and read David Brock's Blinded by the Right.

This is truly sick.


We can't keep our eyes on the ball and really think about the serious endemic problems of our system of government because we're too busy freaking out like a bunch of cartoon characters over silly, meaningless bullshit. And then forgetting about that same bullshit ten minutes later, so that we can freak out all over again about something else later on... What a bunch of turds we all are, seriously. God help us if we ever had to deal with a real problem.

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