WTF Wednesday – Weird News Wednesday
News regarding Mittens and Co.
1. For counties, the greater the dependence on federal aid, the greater the support for Republican candidates.
2. “His eyes are just so blue. It’s like looking into a Smurf’s anus.” – Jon Stewart.
The Daily Show 8/13: http://on.cc.com/NgSZDk
3. Mitt Romney campaign rep freaks the fuck out on CNN when questioned about differences between Romney’s and Ryan’s Medicare plans. Tim Pawlenty responds by suggesting the anchor doesn’t speak English.
5. Reddit: “My name is Rob Zerban. I am the Democratic Congressional challenger to Rep. Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s 1st District.”
Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble, Weird News Wednesday, What The Fuck Wednesday Tags: GOP primary, jon stewart, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, paul ryan shirtless, politics, reddit, republicans
“Gotye- Somebody That I Used to Know” performed by The Internet.
Does this even count as a mash-up? I dunno, but it sounds wicked awesome.
I was going to post Amanda Palmer’s “Want it Back” because boobs, but this just sounds so cool.
Categories: Viral Things Tags: gotye, mash-ups, somebody that I used to know, youtube
“Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” -Joe Biden, 2008
“Maybe he should say it again.” -Reddit, 2012
“Paul Ryan Shirtless.” Gross Internet.
Bee tee dubs, I just moved a lot of shit across state borders, so I’m going to reserve the right to be lazy this week about posting.
Also I put up ads, so don’t worry, you don’t have spyware, probably. They’re pretty unintrusive and I can take them down at anytime. Selling out feels pretty good.
Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble Tags: joe biden, Paul Ryan, paul ryan shirtless, political quotes, quotes, reddit
“I think a lot of people would observe that we are right now living in an Ayn Rand novel, metaphorically speaking. Ayn Rand, more than anyone else, did a fantastic job of explaining the morality of capitalism, the morality of individualism.” -Paul Ryan, 2009.
“I reject her philosophy,” Ryan says in 2012. “It’s an atheist philosophy. It reduces human interactions down to mere contracts and it is antithetical to my worldview.”
Reddit guy: “Ayn Rand rejected judeo-christian values was because they were waaay to altruistic for her taste. Ryan is trying to have his cake and eat it too by swearing by the bible’s relevance as a moral guide and also subscribing to quasi-Austrian views on economic policy.”
For bragging rights, I called Paul Ryan on Clantily Scad two months ago in:
“Marco Rubio’s Book Comes Out. He Does Not Do Himself Favors.”
I actually originally called Ryan around March or April in a private bet, when I wasn’t feeling the way Marco Rubio was handling the media. As more campaign trail reports came out, I became more confident that the other contenders were either too boring or had too many skeletons to rattle the fundamentalists.
Ryan fits my prediction that Romney’s strategy as the campaign moves forward is going to attack the state of the economy, nitpicking any aberrant number in the economic reports and trying to peg Obama’s name to it. I also think that this strategy is doomed to fail, since even in times of trouble, independent voters are unlikely to sway from the status quo. (I mean, we had Bush for 2 terms).
Talking about deficit reduction is boring, and people mostly only care about what they can see right now. And what they see right now is massive economic inequality and no government participation to ease unemployment. Obama hasn’t helped much on those fronts, but Mittens and Co. don’t seem to understand all the economists who say their plans will make things worse.
I’m sure many downtrodden denizens have not read HR 6110. But I’m also sure they’ll be hearing a lot about it in the next three months filtered through attack ads. Women will hear about how Ryan supports states that want to criminalize abortion. Seniors in former swing-state Florida will be listening when Team Obama rips into Ryan’s Medicare coupon, er, voucher plan.
Good job, Mittens, good job. You’ve successfully energized your white millionaire demographic. The rest of us will be stockpiling birth control and making plans to ship grandma and grandpa to Canada upon your 28% chance of winning.
Paul Ryan’s Voting Record: http://www.ontheissues.org/House/Paul_Ryan.htm
Buzzfeed Video List: 10 Defining Videos Of Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan
Nate Silver three days ago, saying that Ryan would not have much effect on swing states: http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/08/how-romneys-pick-of-a-running-mate-could-sway-the-outcome/
Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble Tags: 2012, ayn rand, election 2012, Mitt Romney, Mittens, Paul Ryan, Romney/Ryan, Ryan medicare, vice president, VP
My Photoshop skills ain’t what they used to be.
I have a bunch of stuff sitting around in my old DeviantArt account that I can use as filler posts here when I don’t feel like writing or analyzing the news.
DA also had a close-knit, talented writing community back in the day. I actually learned a lot about the technical aspects of poetry from that site. But everyone left when they realized how many shitty writers only interested +fav circle jerks were on the site.
Flickr and other sites that don’t rape your artist rights kinda makes them obsolete.
Categories: I arted Tags: art, artists, circle jerk, DA, deviantart, digital art, photomanipulation, photoshop
Line for the Trojan cart minutes before it was shut down by the police. -photo by Flagrant Bagel.
Free Vibrator Day turned out to be a bust, with Trojan apparently failing to get the proper permits. The Gothamist has more:
Thanks for coming out to the Trojan Vibrations Pleasure Carts today! Due to overwhelming demand the team is reloading. Please stay tuned for updates to our page for future locations.
People on Facebook are not happy:Mike Renna: Be honest – you screwed up the promo and the police shut you down. Reloading? Relocating to where you can do this without bothering to get the right permits. MORONS
Samantha Kahn: will you add an extra one tomorrow to make up for the shut down of the 4-6 in the flatiron
Francis Botero: Looks like you got people waiting at 14th street.
Lory Moralesz: ya should come to BROOKLYN! 😀
Candice Hall: Po po shut them down around Flatiron. Should have started a chant–“2, 4, 6, 8. We have the right to masturbate!”
Elvis Camilo Teran: A guy passed by and said it was canceled. He was driving the truck, he wouldn’t give them out. He said he had a full truck. Gotta wait until tomorrow I guess.
Alba M Hernandez: they should announce if its canceled for today…Elvis Camilo Teran: I’m still waiting here on 14th and 3rd.with a bunch of people.
Laura Stewart: 250 people left left waiting…no orgasms in sight. Thanks a lot Trojan. Next time we’ll use Lelo. Spread the word.
Francis Botero: You guys have a lot of sexually frustrated people down in the meatpacking district
Categories: Autobiographical Stories, New York City, things that amuse me Tags: customers, free vibrators, Manhattan, new york city, NYC, police, trojan, trojan vibrations