Archive for August 8th, 2006


Woohoo! Just… WOOHOO!!!!

That is all.

3 comments August 8th, 2006 at 11:32pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Politics

DoS And Don’ts

Oy. I’m jumping in (hopefully) towards the end of this sorry fiasco, but apparently the Lieberman campaign has been pissing and moaning about the website going down as a result of a dastardly Denial of Service attack by Lamont supporters. As pretty much the entire liberal blogosphere has already pointed out, it is considerably more likely that the crash was due to their hosting their primary campaign website with a $15-a-month hosting service that lumps them in with 73 other websites on a single server.

But that’s not important, and not being reported. What’s important is that JoeCo. is milking this for all it’s worth, using it to smear Lamont and build a dirty-tricks storyline to justify Joe’s already-decided-on independent run.

It’s worth noting that this occurred almost exactly on the fifth anniversary of another, much larger disaster which also turned out to be a PR bonanza for the incompetents who let it happen. Yep. Incompetent like a fox.

1 comment August 8th, 2006 at 06:25pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Politics,Wankers

The Final Countdown

Today is the day. The battle for the soul of the Democratic party is joined in Connecticut. I don’t believe I have any Connecticutians among my regular readers, but if any Nutmeg denizens happen to be reading today, I implore you to make sure you get out there and vote for Ned Lamont. Tell every registered Dem you know to get out there and vote for Lamont. If you’re able, put on some comfortable shoes and help get people out there and vote for Lamont.

It’s not just about getting rid of Lieberman (undeniably a good thing). It’s about sending a message to the Democratic party establishment that any Dem who doesn’t represent his or her constituents, who undermines his/her own party, who eagerly serves as a useful idiot for the Republicans, will be shitcanned with extreme prejudice.

But it won’t happen unless everyone who wants Lamont in and Lieberman out gets out there and votes.

The polls that don’t count have made it very clear who the Connecticrats want representing them. But they must all get out and vote so that the polls that do count send the same message. Please vote.

August 8th, 2006 at 09:28am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Politics

Overreaction Of The Week

Oh… Kay.

[A] caller – Jimmy – pushed the right button to set [Yankees radio announcer Michael] Kay off. He sent Kay to Wig City by simply saying it is against “baseball etiquette” for an announcer or analyst to even mention that a pitcher is working on a no-hitter or perfect game.

Kay became extremely defensive and defiant. He flipped, going into a full scream/rant mode.

Kay: “… Why shouldn’t I say it (that a pitcher is throwing a no-hitter or perfect game)? Tell me Jimmy. Why?”

Jimmy: “Because it’s not baseball etiquette.”

Kay: “… Don’t tell me it’s baseball etiquette. It used to be etiquette to have black people as slaves. …”

You could hear Jimmy groan and the air going out of other listeners, too. Kay’s inappropriate comparison was over-the-top.

A few seconds later, he topped it.

Kay: “Jimmy. Tell me why? Tell me why I can’t say it.”

As if he was waving a red cape in a bull’s face, Jimmy, again, parroted his “baseball etiquette” line.

Kay: “That’s a stupid, stupid thing to say. … Baseball etiquette? There’s a lot of rules that don’t make sense. That’s why there was Nazi Germany. Why did they march people into ovens? Well, that’s what they told them to do …”

So… apparently not talking about a no-hitter is comparable to slavery and the Holocaust.

Alllrighty then. I’m glad we’ve got that sorted. Thanks, Michael Kay, for all that you do.

August 8th, 2006 at 09:10am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Media,Sports,Wankers

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