Monday, December 8, 2014
That's right--they're turning off the comments.
Well, I randomly chose a story on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's website about gun violence, and this was what I found:
Horrible people comment on websites. This is not news. This is a feature, not a bug because these horrible comments from racist cranks drive up traffic. Turning the comments off will cause the paper to take a hit on web traffic, in my opinion.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
What do you do when an otherwise reasonable adult with a prominent media job loses their ever loving mind?
Well, the pithy response is, he never had his wits about him in the first place. David Frum reveals his inner child here, and you can't fault the man for being racist--with conservatives, that's a feature and not a bug.
And the larger reality is that the Clintons will always drive conservatives around the bend. The Clintons bring out the worst in people who lived through that era and considered themselves Republicans. That whole era was one of such superficial insanity that no one should welcome a return to it, no matter what.
As tired as I am of the Clintons, modern conservatism has gone so far off the deep end that if we were to elect a Democrat to the presidency in 2016 who had never said anything stupid, who saved the lives of a hundred soldiers and a thousand puppies, who had the Medal of Honor, who was named Smith and was from the whitest part of Iowa, and who was gracious and polite, they would still call him a murdering psychopath who fucked animals and ate baboon hearts and wasn't a real American.
They are crazy, all of them, and there's no reasoning with them anymore. Might as well hope for something else.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
There are no words, just peals of laughter at the utterly ignorant fool who wrote this on a wall about children.
The glorious, patriotic message appeared on the side of a former Army Reserve warehouse in Westminster, Maryland that's been named as a potential site for housing undocumented children.
I mean, this was written about children. Whoever and whatever these people are, they were never Christians, ever.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
This is the actual premise of a show on Fox:
Enlisted is a military-set family comedy centering on three brothers who, when the best of the best are sent overseas, stay behind to keep the post in order. Geoff Stults, Chris Lowell and Parker Young star alongside Keith David and Angelique Cabral.
Sounds like a hoot. The problem is, this sort of a situation wouldn't actually happen and that means that the premise of the show, which is critical in any comedy, falls apart right away.
You would never see three brothers anywhere near each other unless they were on leave in the Army and you have what would appear to be three men in their thirties with what amounts to almost no rank whatsoever. The dude in the middle has a combat patch, is Airborne qualified with the Pathfinder badge, and he's a mere private? A buck sergeant, if that? Really? And the other two have too much hair and not enough rank as well.
The people who stay behind are usually non-deployable. These three able-bodied men are all brothers, serving on the same Army post, and they didn't deploy with their units? How are you going to mine that for laughs? Good luck.
These things matter even if it is just a comedy.