Archive for July 1st, 2009

Wanker Of The Day

Joe Lieberman.

He’s with us on everything except the public option.

July 1st, 2009 at 10:01pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Healthcare,Lieberman,Politics,Wankers

Conservative Media: Success Or Failure?

Mike Stark beat me to it. Sure, conservative news media outlets are losing tons of money, but their owners aren’t in it to make money.  Or perhaps more accurately, they’re not in it to make money off of conservative news media outlets.

Conservative news media’s raison d’etre is not to turn a profit, it’s to disseminate conservative propaganda and disinformation as widely and as forcefully as possible, in order to secure the most corporate-friendly government possible.  The NY Post and Washington Times and Weekly Standard may look like they’re losing money, but when you look at the big picture, they’re really doing the exact opposite.

July 1st, 2009 at 08:26pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Media,Politics,Republicans

The Return Of Foggy Arena Photoblogging

Yep, it’s more foggy arena construction photos:

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July 1st, 2009 at 11:16am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Photoblogging,Pittsburgh

Wednesday Why-I-Love-The-Weekly-World-News Blogging


Wow.  This is just epic:

In an effort to distract his people from the election, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad organized a special tribute to Michael Jackson.  Broadcast on state television this weekend, the tribute video was a restaging of Jackson’s Smooth Criminal starring the Iranian Dictator.

Filmed on a government soundstage in Tehran, the video opens on Ahmedinejad, wearing a white pinstripe suit and blue shirt, entering a 1930’s style club.  Going to the back of the club he approaches a gangster, Mr. Big, who appears to be an Armani clad overweight version of Uncle Sam.

Mr. Big sits in a large chair atop a cage holding several Iranian children.  Ahmedinejad accuses Mr. Big of having stolen the “Hearts and Minds of Iran’s youth” and demands he return them.  The villain only laughs and orders his men to shoot Ahmedinejad.

The Iranian Leader throws a coin into a jukebox, which have been outlawed in Iran since 1982, that starts to play.  Mahmoud Ahmedinejad leads the gangsters in dancing to Smooth Criminal in a low budget recreation of Michael Jackson’s famous video.  Dancers for the video were taken from Iran’s popular show “So You Think You Can Dance for the Glory of Allah?”

Using his “Dance Magic” to distract the gangsters, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad frees the children and escapes.  Shortly the magic wears off and Mr. Big orders his men to follow “That cursed yet benevolent man!”  Ahmedinajad and the children are soon surrounded by the gangster and his men.

Looking to the sky Ahmedinejad sees a crescent moon and star, and drawing power from the Iranian people, turns into a giant Iranian robot.  The robot looks suspiciously like an original 1984 Optimus Prime doll, repainted with the Iranian national colors.  In a dazzling stop motion animation sequence cut together with stock news footage of explosions, the giant Ahmedinejad robot dispatches the American gangsters and saves the day.

Ratings for the broadcast cannot yet be determined, but State sponsored media insists that it was incredibly popular despite millions of Iranians saying otherwise.

I would totally pay to see that.

July 1st, 2009 at 07:16am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Weekly World News

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