July 30th, 2010

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I was going to just post this as a comment, but the OP was a few days ago, so I'm starting a new post so people can see it. :)

This post claimed that JournoList was limited to just journalists. That assertion is false.

Political operatives on Journolist worked to shape news coverage

Despite its name, membership in the liberal online community Journolist wasn’t limited to journalists. Present among the bloggers, reporters and editors were a number of professional political operatives, including top White House economic advisors, key Obama political appointees, and Democratic campaign veterans. Some left government to join Journolist. Others took the opposite route. A few contributed to Journolist from their perches in politics. At times, it became difficult to tell who was supposed to be covering policy and who was trying to make it.

I haven't followed this story at all, except on here, but it sure seems like there is good reason to think that the collaboration on this listserv isn't just water cooler talk.

Oh, those whacky Democrats!

What will they do next? 
Italics mine.

Mike McMahon's campaign compiled a list of Jewish donors to Grimm and provided it to The Politicker.

The file, labeled "Grimm Jewish Money Q2," for the second quarter fundraising period, shows a list of over 80 names, a half-dozen of which in fact do hail from Staten Island, and a handful of others that list Brooklyn as home.

"Where is Grimm's money coming from," said Jennifer Nelson, McMahon's campaign spokesman. "There is a lot of Jewish money".    I wonder how much Black money is being collected?  What about the Buddhist money?  Huh?  HUH?

Nelson said that the list was compiled by the campaign's finance director, Debra Solomon and that she did not know exactly how the finance team knew who was Jewish and who was not.  Way to stay classy.

"She herself is Jewish so she knows a lot of people in that community," Nelson said.  LOL WAT? 0_o 

Nelson stressed that the point of compiling the list was not to show that Grimm had a lot of Jewish support, but that he had little support in the district.    Nice back pedal you got there, it must keep your legs in great shape.

"I don't think ethnicity matters. When people look at who is funding his campaign it's not people who have a direct vested interest [in the district.]"  Because Jewish people couldn't possibly have a legitimate interest in politics.

Much more fail, with a side of fail sauce: http://www.observer.com/2010/politics/mcmahon-campaign-hits-grimm-taking-jewish-money

Now, imagine that the word "Jewish" was replaced with "African American", "First Nations", "Hispanic", or any other minority group you care to think of.  How on earth is this even remotely OK?


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A truce.

I propose that we convene a meeting to ratify a truce. Peace is expensive, and you have to give something to get something. In the interest of national unity and bipartisanship, I propose the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the Liberal Delegation, interested in the pursuit of peace and justice and WHEREAS, the Conservative Delegation, interested in truth and justice, DO HEREBY SWEAR TO THE FOLLOWING: 1)All criticism of Israel is hereby admitted as cover for anti-Semitism AND 2)All criticism of Barack Obama, AA, rap, drugs and low-pants is hereby admitted as cover for general racism of the American sort, mostly against African-Americans. RESOLVED, this day, whatever it is, SIGNED, by whomever.

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To show how wonderfully tolerant this place is of nonsense:

In my utopia breast augmentation surgery will be outlawed (save for procedures done for illness reasons) on two grounds:

1) It's a waste of valuable resources*
2) They look bad


*In my dream utopia, healthcare is not only "free" (well, Universal) it's also mandatory

Can't have the sick bring down the healthy