Butterball Powerbottom Brian Stelter: Have Journalists Proved They're Too Immature and Too Unprofessional To Use Twitter Without Slandering Children for Retweets?

Is it time for journalists to sign off Twitter?

By Brian Stelter, CNN Business

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I used to think the transparency of Twitter helped improve trust in media.

As Mollie Hemingway has said several times, Twitter did improve transparency, and that transparency in turn reduced trust in media.

You showed yourselves for what you really are. We noticed. We adjusted our estimates of you according to the new information.

The thing is, what twitter exposed was not that you were leftwing. We already new that.

What twitter exposed was that you were also dumb, easily duped, eager to believe self-justifying conspiracy theories, thin-skinned, arrogant, incompetent, disgracefully lazy, psychologically (and almost certainly physically) inadequate, dunderheadedly unimaginative and unwilling to consider any idea not within the braindead leftwing Incela Corridor Conventional Wisdom Bubble, prone to the most cowardly go-along-to-get-along sort of groupthink, and weak.

Before Twitter, you were removed from us. Anyone who's removed seems exalted. We knew you were leftwing political operators, but, and I hate to admit this, your remoteness made you seem like you were... elite.

Now we've seen what you really are. You're C- minus students and fat-assed pencil pushers with a nose for sniffing out the right dicks to suck.

You're fucking pathetic. You're Salon Commenters with a personal makeup budget.

That's what Twitter revealed.

I think that's true around the edges.

Idiot.

But I'm leaning toward the Silicon Valley exec's view that the incessant tweeting undermines trust. "You guys are down in the mud with the bots and the bad faith actors," the tech exec said.

You guys are the mud and the bad-faith actors. I love how he tries to pretend that "journalists" are not viciously partisan axe-grinders and twitter-mobbers. They're just around that bad element, in his telling.

That's definitely true. The more time someone spends on Twitter, the more likely their view of the world is distorted by all the shouting. And the more likely they start shouting too. Being on Twitter contributes to a sense that the thing being shouted about is hugely important and being discussed by THE WHOLE WORLD when in fact it's being discussed solely by people who are Extremely Online. The Covington Catholic controversy is just the most recent example.

I have to admit, I like the nasty euphemism "The Extremely Online." I can only think of thirty or forty deranged NeverTrump cucks who fit that description.

BTW, did you know the spiders were the Secret Heroes in Arachnophobia?

FIGHT ME IF YOU DISAGREE!!! PLEASE TALK TO ME OH GOD I'M SO STARVED FOR HUMAN CONTACT AND HUMAN VALIDATION PLEASE PROVE TO ME THAT I'M REALLY REAL I DON'T FEEL AS IF I'M QUITE ALL HERE ANY LONGER PARTS OF ME SEEM TO BE MISSING I'M SO LONELY OH MY GOD I'M SO LONELY OH GOD PLEASE GIVE ME A SIGN TO SUSTAIN ME IN THE FORM OF A RETWEET FROM SOMEONE WITH 10,000+ FOLLOWERS

I'm not saying everyone should delete their accounts. I'm definitely not saying newsroom bosses should stop reporters from tweeting. I love Twitter and I know that both my personal and professional lives have benefited from it. (I met my wife on Twitter!)

What a shock. He met his wife on twitter, and now this Sad Otaku ignores her all day and night by sitting on twitter instead of spending time with her.

But the site has changed. It is now, as Manjoo said, "the epicenter of a nonstop information war, an almost comically undermanaged gladiatorial arena where activists and disinformation artists and politicians and marketers gather to target and influence the wider media world." This is a big problem. It requires a big change.

Once again he pretends that "journalists" are not "activists and disinformation artists and politicians and marketers," despite the fact that they pushed this story to further their own political agenda. And are now trying to rescue it, even now that it's been proven completely false.

And their excuse, I gather, is "We wuz fooled."

Oh? You were fooled? Aren't you the people who are always telling us that we NEED YOU DESPERATELY because you're the only people in America with the skill and training to separate fact from fiction, apples from bananas?

But you were all fooled by a cheap, shoddy hoax?

Then answer me this, Butterball Powerbottom:

What would you say you do here?

Note that it wasn't the people who call themselves The Real Journalists who established the truth about this story. It was independent journalists, the people "The Real Journalists" don't want to admit are the real journalists, who actually took the innovative journalistic step of watching the fucking videos who established the truth of this story.

"Journalists" didn't do that. They were too busy tweeting.

And: Yachting.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 02:07 PM




Comments

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1 Did I!?!?

Posted by: J Goldberg at January 24, 2019 02:04 PM (ySZHT)

2 Headline - FTW

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2019 02:06 PM (3cwgx)

3 Mmmm I love them French fried taters

Posted by: Brian Stelter at January 24, 2019 02:06 PM (Sd8UT)

4 ace is killing it.

Posted by: Deep Moron at January 24, 2019 02:06 PM (+Frqp)

5 Being first means I'm free to take this whole post as my own.

Posted by: J Goldberg at January 24, 2019 02:06 PM (ySZHT)

6 My wife met her boyfriend on Twitter!

Posted by: Brian Stelter at January 24, 2019 02:07 PM (Sd8UT)

7 Epic Ace of Spades.

Posted by: Al Crapton at January 24, 2019 02:07 PM (w5Kav)

8 Cuck? 2008 called , they want their insults back.

How does Trump's dick taste, you crapweasel?

I used to like you until you became a drunken MAGAT.

Magat. Get It? Jonah, I dunked on him!!!!!

Posted by: Cay Jaruso at January 24, 2019 02:08 PM (NdCPY)

9 an almost comically undermanaged gladiatorial arena where activists and disinformation artists and politicians and marketers gather to target and influence the wider media world."


There it is!

Tell me, Obi-Wan, was there someone you had in mind to do this managing? Tell me, I can't stand the suspense!

Posted by: pep at January 24, 2019 02:08 PM (TpAxy)

10 This is tilting at windmills. Twitter is a toy designed for self-absorbed children of all ages.

Posted by: Zod at January 24, 2019 02:08 PM (Bdeb0)

11 They think their mistake is Punching Down?


Oh, they are in for a rough ride...

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2019 02:08 PM (3cwgx)

12 Erik Ericson is now sorry and apologizing for defending the media.

Check the Resurgent.

Posted by: aquaviva at January 24, 2019 02:08 PM (o0dph)

13 Mr. Oblivioso.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 24, 2019 02:08 PM (W+vEI)

14 "What twitter exposed was that you were also dumb, easily duped, eager to believe self-justifying conspiracy theories, thin-skinned, arrogant, incompetent, disgracefully lazy, psychologically (and almost certainly physically) inadequate, dunderheadedly unimaginative and unwilling to consider any idea not within the braindead leftwing Incela Corridor Conventional Wisdom Bubble, prone to the most cowardly go-along-to-get-along sort of groupthink, and weak."

You've been reading Richard Dawkins, huh Ace? ;-)

Posted by: Cory at January 24, 2019 02:08 PM (DlFJL)

15 Butterball Powerbottom, haha.

As a mostly-silent reader over the years, Ace, let me say - you've changed. You've gotten a whole lot better and funnier with time.

Posted by: SecBlasphemy at January 24, 2019 02:09 PM (DUynq)

16 Which person in this photo is the most punchable?

https://tinyurl.com/y9v9hbwk

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 24, 2019 02:09 PM (ptqGC)

17 Mott the Hoople is more influential than Led Zeppelin. Change my mind.

Posted by: Cay Jaruso at January 24, 2019 02:09 PM (NdCPY)

18 Just think before Twitter, we had to use the alt.conspiracy news group to get this kind of stuff.

Posted by: Neo at January 24, 2019 02:09 PM (QkjLD)

19 I don't want to see the words "transparency" and "powerbottom" in the same paragraph. Yeeeccchhh.

Posted by: zombie at January 24, 2019 02:09 PM (c+2jX)

20 I read it all LOL

Posted by: steevy at January 24, 2019 02:09 PM (BXMxN)

21 >> (I met my wife on Twitter!)


'And she met BOTH her boyfriends, there.'

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2019 02:09 PM (3cwgx)

22 Those statements are unintentionally hilarious as they don't think it exposes how dim-bulbed they actually are. Blaming things around them for what is obviously completely in their control. Coming next, blaming society.

Posted by: Inogame at January 24, 2019 02:09 PM (ySZHT)

23 7 Epic Ace of Spades.

At first I read that as Ace of Shades, which I thought was awesome, cause throwing shade is what all the hip youngsters say. Since that was not what was written, I now claim it for my own. I'm cool like that.

Posted by: pep at January 24, 2019 02:09 PM (TpAxy)

24 Shouldn't wife be in quotation marks?

Posted by: NCKate at January 24, 2019 02:10 PM (JyTrc)

25 (I met my wife on Twitter!)

Yeah ... everybody did.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 24, 2019 02:10 PM (U96rM)

26 Butterball Powerbottom sounds like it should be the name of a twee softboy character on a heavily LGBT animated show. Yes, the marketing of gay to your kids is aggressive, why do you ask?

One element you forgot, and you really should not have, is that these people are sadistic, godless BULLIES. They hate Brett Kavanaugh, the Covington students, and American men generally due to their hangups about religion and gayness. They defend the Bryan Singers for similar reasons.

Posted by: trev006 at January 24, 2019 02:10 PM (9vRlA)

27 What or more importantly - who are these "power bottoms you speak of"

Posted by: A. Cooper at January 24, 2019 02:10 PM (xqfqx)

28 But Ace, don't you understand that the journalists are the real victims in the Covington Catholic controversy? They've been telling us that all week. And they know their apples.

BTW, I haven't seen Mollie on this. (Haven't been to the Fed today, though.) But this is right in her wheelhouse.

Posted by: Eeyore at January 24, 2019 02:10 PM (VaN/j)

29 First and foremost, it wasn't a national story.

There never was any there there.

But they wanted and willed it to be one. Because they hate, Trump, his supporters, and anyone not on their victimhood heroes list.

They created political theater out of a non-event because they thought they could hurt Trump and were willing to destroy a group of teens as a sacrifice to their evil politics.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 24, 2019 02:10 PM (ZejZP)

30 Nice tracer you hid in there. That to catch Goldberg?

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at January 24, 2019 02:11 PM (kUmUV)

31 That's HALAL Butterball powerbottom to you.
Brian Stelter from the Twitter Storm

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at January 24, 2019 02:11 PM (zmIJL)

32 BTW ace you left out "know" in your Arachnophobia joke which is otherwise perfect.

Posted by: steevy at January 24, 2019 02:11 PM (BXMxN)

33 The Many Hats of Butterball Powerbottom

That was Theodore Seuss Geisel's best book.

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2019 02:11 PM (3cwgx)

34 What a shock. He met his wife on twitter, and now this Sad Otaku ignores her all day and night by sitting on twitter instead of spending time with her.


Ace we all know his time on twitter gives his wife some much needed alone time... with her boyfriend.

Posted by: Iron Wombat at January 24, 2019 02:11 PM (/qASX)

35 There is more insight and perspicacity in one Mollie tweet than in all of the left combined.

Posted by: pep at January 24, 2019 02:11 PM (TpAxy)

36 I've spent most of my adult career in the "Information" business, beginning as an Army Intel guy. Interestingly, very few of my colleagues are on any social media.

Posted by: DIogenes at January 24, 2019 02:11 PM (0tfLf)

37 I don't really know who "Brian Stelter" is, but I'll happily mock him anyway, because I trust Ace as my Personal Filter.

Posted by: zombie at January 24, 2019 02:11 PM (c+2jX)

38 These are Our Betters.

They really can't give up Twitter tho. They are too wrapped up in the dopamine rush when hundreds or thousands of like minded folks like thier brilliant tweets. They don't understand the long term impact on credibility, and, in turn, trust. And viewership. And eventually, their jobs... Or lack thereof.
AI is already being used in many arenas to produce/output things... And it is slowly entering into the world of Journalism. Once an AI BOT can reference 1000000 sources of information to generate a story ALL FROM SOCIAL MEDIA (the "Real Reporters", why do we need PAID reporters.
It's coming.

Posted by: Joseph Dickerson at January 24, 2019 02:11 PM (LDV7V)

39 JournOListers need to stop wasting their time being Twits and go back to screaming about how we're all going to die in 18 months from Man-made Catastrophic Global Warming.

Focus, people.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 24, 2019 02:11 PM (U96rM)

40 First - he's married?!! Second - he met her on Twitter?! Twitter hookups - for when Tindr just isn't pathetic enough...

Posted by: PAgirlinNC at January 24, 2019 02:11 PM (/5WQL)

41 Corgis called

Posted by: rickb223 at January 24, 2019 02:12 PM (QFqpA)

42 If you're a "journalist" is it noted on your drivers license or some thing?.....like "organ donor"....or "requires vision correction?

Posted by: BignJames at January 24, 2019 02:12 PM (cxHbL)

43 Ace is fucking savage. The world needs more aces.

Posted by: fb at January 24, 2019 02:12 PM (JVEmw)

44 Yeah that'll work ; )

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at January 24, 2019 02:12 PM (nQHw/)

45 >>>You've been reading Richard Dawkins, huh Ace? ;-)

No, I don't know who that is. Is that the atheist guy?

...

15 Butterball Powerbottom, haha.

As a mostly-silent reader over the years, Ace, let me say - you've changed. You've gotten a whole lot better and funnier with time.

thanks, but I disagree. However, I have gotten nastier and more honest, and I guess there is a certain bracing amusement in nasty honesty.

I'm not cutting slack for these sissybitches any more, obviously. No "Friend of the Blog" pass.

Posted by: Jonah at January 24, 2019 02:12 PM (PbpT7)

46 Stelter should focus more on being greasy and mendacious on TV, instead of on Twitter. For one thing, if he starts to say something libelous on TV, there's a chance that other guests will realize this and interrupt him.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at January 24, 2019 02:12 PM (x6EWg)

47 willowed:

Could Chief Dances with Truth be talking about this flag??

http://tinyurl.com/y97t67zl

It's a marijuana flag!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 24, 2019 02:13 PM (so+oy)

48 This pic of Stelter yachting bears reposting:

https://tinyurl.com/ya5y3vvg

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 24, 2019 02:13 PM (ptqGC)

49
What twitter exposed was that you were also dumb, easily duped, eager to believe self-justifying conspiracy theories, thin-skinned, arrogant, incompetent, disgracefully lazy, psychologically (and almost certainly physically) inadequate, dunderheadedly unimaginative and unwilling to consider any idea not within the braindead leftwing Incela Corridor Conventional Wisdom Bubble, prone to the most cowardly go-along-to-get-along sort of groupthink, and weak.
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Spot on Ace.

Posted by: WisRich at January 24, 2019 02:13 PM (G0vdT)

50 I met his wife in twitter as well, then I met her at a cheap motel.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 24, 2019 02:14 PM (4e+hS)

51 BTW, I broke my word and read Williamson's piece on this. I'll grant it had the style of his best (older) stuff, but - as several commenters there noted - it was a bit light on discussing NRO's own role.

And by "a bit light" I mean entirely lacking. Who gives a shit about Rick Wilson, whoever xhe is.

Posted by: Eeyore at January 24, 2019 02:14 PM (VaN/j)

52 Hilarity - if you click on that link in the sidebar to the Bulwark's Twitter post about their silly podcast, you'll notice that it has all of 6 likes and 2 retweets. Given how attached they are to Twitter, that's gotta sting.

Posted by: radar at January 24, 2019 02:14 PM (LJVC6)

53 Mott the Hoople is more influential than Led Zeppelin. Change my mind.
Posted by: Cay Jaruso


Easy peezy! Mott still makes apple juice but no zeppelins have flown across America since the Hindenburg.

QED

Posted by: Adriane the Cat with Buttered Toast Critic ... at January 24, 2019 02:14 PM (LPnfS)

54 48 This pic of Stelter yachting bears reposting:

https://tinyurl.com/ya5y3vvg
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 24, 2019 02:13 PM (ptqGC)


Why do you hate us, Jane?

Posted by: Eeyore at January 24, 2019 02:14 PM (VaN/j)

55 *psssst - ace. It's Acela, not Incela. Although maybe that's more appropriate.*

Posted by: bluebell at January 24, 2019 02:14 PM (U5tDi)

56 Manly flirtation

Posted by: Tj at January 24, 2019 02:15 PM (OTO8q)

57 Katshit will be all over CNN whining like a 13 year old girl who lost her 1st BF to her BFF

Posted by: assault smirk at January 24, 2019 02:15 PM (tMBkW)

58 Also, on TV you can get paid, on Twitter you can't.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at January 24, 2019 02:15 PM (x6EWg)

59 *psssst - ace. It's Acela, not Incela. Although maybe that's more appropriate.*

Posted by: bluebell


Pretty sure it's intentional. Also, inspired.

Angry Ace is indeed best Ace.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 24, 2019 02:15 PM (AM1GF)

60 I deleted my twitter account this morning. Already got an email saying they miss me. Fuck off twitter.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 24, 2019 02:15 PM (kG5hP)

61 The people creating valuable content on twitter are freelance and self-trained journalists.

People like this guy are killing it:
https://twitter.com/nickmon1112

While Nick was doing a deep-dive into MSM stories, tech summits, social media and company annual reports to find the source of the payment processing de-platforming now done by Patreon, PayPal, and Master card . . .


Jonah Goldberg was tweeting about his (cute) dogs.


Rick Wilson was coming up with ever more creative ways to phrase "Trump is sh#t".


Max Boot quite the GOP 5 times.


Katy Tur noted that white trash vacationers at her hotel were miffed they didn't serve tater tots. Tater totz!!!


Brian Stetler denounced Tucker Carlson for disrespecting their 24x7 coverage of Karen Pence's Christian school.


Slate was lecturing us on the heteronormative, patriarchal cultural appropriation of Taco Tuesday.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 24, 2019 02:15 PM (W+vEI)

62 *psssst - ace. It's Acela, not Incela. Although maybe that's more appropriate.


Yeah, I kind of think that was deliberate.

Posted by: pep at January 24, 2019 02:15 PM (TpAxy)

63 Ace. The human flamethrower.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 24, 2019 02:15 PM (ptqGC)

64 As Mollie Hemingway has said several times, Twitter did improve transparency, and that transparency in turn reduced trust in media.

That is precisely what happened.

Journalists are finally accountable to the public beyond subscriptions that don't matter to them. They are now facing transparency and response for their continued and lifelong incompetence, sloth, and bias. And now, they're outraged people might dare find them wanting.

Ace, let me say - you've changed. You've gotten a whole lot better and funnier with time.

Nah, hes been hilarious all along. He's just a different blend of funny lately. He's less goofy fun and more angry snark fun now.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2019 02:15 PM (39g3+)

65 Pretty sure it's intentional. Also, inspired.

Angry Ace is indeed best Ace.
Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 24, 2019 02:15 PM (AM1GF)
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You're probably right.

Posted by: bluebell at January 24, 2019 02:16 PM (U5tDi)

66 Willowed:

VPN's are useless slow your Internet speed down a ton

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It's so weird that Australia's government would ban them.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Vietnam Ford Ranger at January 24, 2019 02:16 PM (xyung)

67 The Thumb or is he the Spud was a D student until he sold his ass for a C-.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at January 24, 2019 02:16 PM (pw+jk)

68 Meanwhile Chief Lies About Kids gets the royal treatment and the lies are coming from INSIDE THE STUDIO!

You people are the lies. You don't fall for them.

Posted by: Lily, formerly of Hot Air now of AoSHQ, Assassin in the Night, not an NPC at January 24, 2019 02:16 PM (X8ACe)

69 As the resident Twitter whore, I still do not comprehend the notion that it's the real world.

It's a place to go and get dopamine hits and keep up with people that, yes, I consider friends, and to get links to gifs and video clips of cute puppies and stuff like that.

It's not freaking real. At all. I say this as someone Extremely Online. It's just Twitter, you go there, performatively shake your fist at the sky, and snark with people and then wander off.

I'm boggled by this notion it's important.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 24, 2019 02:16 PM (mf5HN)

70 Mollie Hemingway has said several times, Twitter did improve transparency, and that transparency in turn reduced trust in media.

--

Threadwinner even before the first post. Bravo.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 24, 2019 02:16 PM (aWhzp)

71 That line below about gayer for whatever than Rubio is for amnesty and electronic dance music is spectacular.


To say ace is "en fuego" would be understatement approaching classic British levels.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 24, 2019 02:16 PM (QDnY+)

72 ren't you the people who are always telling us that we NEED YOU DESPERATELY because you're the only people in America with the skill and training to separate fact from fiction, apples from bananas?

-

weren't we promised layers of editorial control? Who editorally controls the twitter rage tweets from these guys?

Maybe Barnes once he gets around to suing people like he promised.

Posted by: assault smirk at January 24, 2019 02:16 PM (tMBkW)

73 >>Ace. The human flamethrower.


Oh, this is nothing.

You want to see him agitated, pet him against the grain.

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2019 02:17 PM (3cwgx)

74 The capital city in Hunger Games should be called Acela.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 24, 2019 02:17 PM (Bpp7J)

75 When do they pivot back to the "civility" shit again?

Posted by: BignJames at January 24, 2019 02:17 PM (cxHbL)

76 Ah, the new party line since they know they have grossly overplayed their hand: "We are innocent passive observers blown about by the ENVIRONMENT."

Sod off, swampy.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 24, 2019 02:17 PM (Boy/L)

77 I almost majored in journalism. Given the school I went to I'd be one of these jackhole hacks today if I had. There but for the grace of God, I suppose.

It's amazing to think how many times my mistakes and failings kept me from even worse things.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 24, 2019 02:17 PM (AM1GF)

78 I am laughing at "butterball powerbottom." LOL!

Posted by: Max Power at January 24, 2019 02:17 PM (q177U)

79 They created political theater out of a non-event because they thought they could hurt Trump and were willing to destroy a group of teens as a sacrifice to their evil politics.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 24, 2019 02:10 PM (ZejZP)

Yep, Joy Behar flat out admitted as much.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 24, 2019 02:17 PM (kG5hP)

80 "gladiatorial arena "

Tater makes himself out to be a gladiator.. too eff'n funny..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 24, 2019 02:17 PM (so+oy)

81 51 it was a bit light on discussing NRO's own role.

It seems that NRO is hoping that the sheer number of pieces they're publishing now will make people forget how quickly and easily they joined the mob when this started.

Not happening.

Posted by: radar at January 24, 2019 02:17 PM (LJVC6)

82 don't really know who "Brian Stelter" is, but I'll happily mock him anyway, because I trust Ace as my Personal Filter.
Posted by: zombie


If you're ever watching CNN and see a talking thumb, that's probably him.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 24, 2019 02:17 PM (ZejZP)

83
Snarky angry Ewok is best Ewok.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 24, 2019 02:17 PM (eXA4G)

84 I think the world would be a better place without Twitter. Leftwing death threats would diminish dramatically. Those idiots are far too lazy to cut letters out of magazines and send their death threats in letters.
Fat Cap'n Bill would have no sneering platform.
People would actually have to formulate intelligent political comments.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 24, 2019 02:17 PM (MkcN1)

85 This pic of Stelter yachting bears reposting:

https://tinyurl.com/ya5y3vvg

______________

Let me show you a man who would be out of breath trying to pick up a 10 lbs kettle bell.

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at January 24, 2019 02:17 PM (Sd8UT)

86 " ... Incela Corridor ... "

*hearty applause*

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at January 24, 2019 02:17 PM (5fNnO)

87 I'm boggled by this notion it's important.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 24, 2019 02:16 PM (mf5HN)
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Because you have a real job and do it for fun.

These people do it for a living. It matters to them.

Posted by: bluebell at January 24, 2019 02:17 PM (U5tDi)

88 Find someone who loves you as much as journalists love themselves.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 24, 2019 02:17 PM (/tuJf)

89 As the resident Twitter whore, I still do not comprehend the notion that it's the real world.

It's a place to go and get dopamine hits and keep up with people
that, yes, I consider friends, and to get links to gifs and video clips
of cute puppies and stuff like that.

It's not freaking real. At all. I say this as someone Extremely
Online. It's just Twitter, you go there, performatively shake your fist
at the sky, and snark with people and then wander off.

I'm boggled by this notion it's important.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 24, 2019 02:16 PM (mf5HN)


That's okay, AtC. Just don't ever "watch" football on twitter.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 24, 2019 02:17 PM (ptqGC)

90 PENNYWISE WAS THE REAL HERO IN IT!!!

Posted by: Max Power at January 24, 2019 02:18 PM (q177U)

91 *psssst - ace. It's Acela, not Incela. Although maybe that's more appropriate.*

Posted by: bluebell at January 24, 2019 02:14 PM (U5tDi)


I just got that.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 24, 2019 02:18 PM (mf5HN)

92 "Now we've seen what you really are. You're C- minus students and fat-assed pencil pushers with a nose for sniffing out the right dicks to suck."

Dear Sweet Lord, that is one of the best insults EVAH! (and perfectly accurate)

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 24, 2019 02:18 PM (Kpl3J)

93 can we dogpile on that chick in the new KKK hood...the pink pussy hat, for SEXUALLY AASSUALLTTTTING that guy?

I mean, this is Occasional Cortex's and Pelosis's Toxic Girl Privilege America!

Posted by: assault smirk at January 24, 2019 02:18 PM (tMBkW)

94 Butterball Powerbottom Brian Stelter

Please note this nomenclature for the style guide.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at January 24, 2019 02:18 PM (RD7QR)

95 They literally can't help it. The media has become the "story". They don't report on the news anymore, they are the news. They one up each other to see what sort of crazy $hit they can make up and then they each report on the others "news" like it is some actual real event that happened.



Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at January 24, 2019 02:18 PM (JUOKG)

96 I used to think the transparency of Twitter helped improve trust in media.

Like that live feed from the bedroom did for your marriage?

Posted by: t-bird at January 24, 2019 02:18 PM (1+J19)

97 Ace. The human flamethrower.


Oh, this is nothing.

You want to see him agitated, pet him against the grain.
Posted by: garrett


Yeah.
Tell him his subject matter is lame and suggest what he should cover.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 24, 2019 02:18 PM (QFqpA)

98 LOL!

professional black grievance monger throws down the race card on Kamalatoe:

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2019/01/24/shes
-never-identified-with-black-people-tariq-nasheed-blasts
-kamala-harris-compares-her-to-rachel-dolezal-and-roflmao/

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 24, 2019 02:18 PM (aMZRM)

99 Meanwhile the left is all aghast -- including Bill Kristol, by the way -- at Davos people laughing at professional idiot She Guevarra's "any system that allows millionaires is evil" vomit.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2019 02:19 PM (39g3+)

100 It is now, as Manjoo said, "the epicenter of a nonstop information war, an almost comically undermanaged gladiatorial arena where activists and disinformation artists and politicians and marketers gather to target and influence the wider media world."

An immigrant from South Africa, who thinks our borders should be completely open.

Manjoo:

Imagine moving from Nigeria to Nebraska as freely as one might move from Massachusetts to Maine.

Because, there wouldn't be any foreseeable problem with allowing that. After all, Americans have no more right to reside in America than South Africans do.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 24, 2019 02:19 PM (I2/tG)

101 51 BTW, I broke my word and read Williamson's piece on this. I'll grant it had the style of his best (older) stuff, but - as several commenters there noted - it was a bit light on discussing NRO's own role.

And by "a bit light" I mean entirely lacking. Who gives a shit about Rick Wilson, whoever xhe is.

-

it was ai-aight. Can we ban all anti-trump throat clearing and just stick to the point from now on?

Posted by: assault smirk at January 24, 2019 02:19 PM (tMBkW)

102 Butterball Powerbottom? LOL I like that almost as much as the Translucent Soy Derivative moniker. Ace, you are one funny guy.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at January 24, 2019 02:19 PM (JoUsr)

103
What twitter exposed was that you were also dumb, easily duped, eager to believe self-justifying conspiracy theories, thin-skinned, arrogant, incompetent, disgracefully lazy, psychologically (and almost certainly physically) inadequate, dunderheadedly unimaginative and unwilling to consider any idea not within the braindead leftwing Incela Corridor Conventional Wisdom Bubble, prone to the most cowardly go-along-to-get-along sort of groupthink, and weak.


My work here is done! * mic drop *

-- The Twatter

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 24, 2019 02:19 PM (pNxlR)

104 Tim Pool is worth more than every New York reporter put together.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 24, 2019 02:19 PM (Bpp7J)

105 "6 My wife met her boyfriend on Twitter!
Posted by: Brian Stelter"


Paolo is on Twitter?

Posted by: Benji Carver at January 24, 2019 02:19 PM (OD2ni)

106 The Godfather is way overrated. Don't @ me people.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 24, 2019 02:19 PM (4e+hS)

107
Butterball Powerbottom.

Reason #437 why AOSHQ is "Award-Winning."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 24, 2019 02:19 PM (/9p9e)

108 I've about had enough of all this sugar-coating it.

Posted by: cpurick at January 24, 2019 02:19 PM (7YrFp)

109 95 The media has become the "story". They don't report on the news anymore, they are the news.

I noticed that I now have to go to UK sites to get US news

Posted by: SMOD at January 24, 2019 02:20 PM (QkjLD)

110 YES!!!!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 24, 2019 02:20 PM (0O7c5)

111 Damn, that felt good.

A stemwinder, ace. Worthy of high praise. Thank you.

Posted by: creeper at January 24, 2019 02:20 PM (ey3Yt)

112 Hooooly shit Ace. that was epic.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'invite a friend for dinner!' at January 24, 2019 02:20 PM (pLgt/)

113 It seems that NRO is hoping that the sheer number of pieces they're publishing now will make people forget how quickly and easily they joined the mob when this started.

Not happening.

Posted by: radar


When you switch angry mobs without even getting fresh torches and pitchforks, folks kinda notice...and after a while it's YOU the mob comes for.

Amazing some folks never figure this out.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 24, 2019 02:20 PM (AM1GF)

114 That yacht photo - holy shit.

Brian suffers from Stage IV Metastatic Soyface.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 24, 2019 02:20 PM (H+tLE)

115 "104 Tim Pool is worth more than every New York reporter put together.
Posted by: BourbonChicken"


So is Yasher Ali. Liberal, but fair.

Posted by: Benji Carver at January 24, 2019 02:20 PM (OD2ni)

116 >>The Godfather is way overrated.


That Movie sucks.

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2019 02:20 PM (3cwgx)

117
Butterball Powerbottom


He even has a little pop up thermometer that lets you know when he's ready.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at January 24, 2019 02:20 PM (TAmPV)

118
Incela == Incel + Acela

Nicely done!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 24, 2019 02:21 PM (pNxlR)

119 That yacht photo - holy shit.



Brian suffers from Stage IV Metastatic Soyface.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 24, 2019 02:20 PM (H+tLE)


Notice the powerful grip on the beer.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 24, 2019 02:21 PM (ptqGC)

120 I used to think the transparency of Twitter helped improve trust in media.

When the devil shits, your people eat.

Posted by: The Zaporozhian Cossacks at January 24, 2019 02:21 PM (EYsyU)

121 I really miss honest idiots like Tom Grunnik, Howard Beale, and Ted Baxter.

Posted by: pouncer at January 24, 2019 02:21 PM (L/ssi)

122 I thought Butterball Powerbottom really carried the Harry Potter movies.

Posted by: Kane at January 24, 2019 02:21 PM (lrz8Z)

123 My wife met her boyfriend on Twitter!
Posted by: Brian Stelter"

Paolo is on Twitter?
Posted by: Benji Carver


Pretty sure he's on Mrs. Stelter at the moment.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 24, 2019 02:21 PM (AM1GF)

124 Lizzy is correct. There's metric tons of good stuff on the twatters (I mean, apart from the pronouncements and provocations of the Golden Scalp Weasel). Just depends on who you're talking about.


And no need to join. I've never considered joining. Just read the stuff you find valuable.


Sort of a common ridiculous confusion of format/vessel, and substance. Twatters is not the issue (aside from their hilariously despicable, and artless, orwellian censorship), it's the crap from the dumb, ignorant, racist, bigoted, dishonorable mediocrities (many of them "journalists") who get much of the attention.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 24, 2019 02:21 PM (QDnY+)

125 Boy, the next G-File is going to be something. But for some reason I have a feeling that "Butterball Powerbottom" won't be in it. Don't know why, just a hunch.

Posted by: Eeyore at January 24, 2019 02:21 PM (VaN/j)

126 EMBRYONAL CELL CARCINOMA WAS THE SECRET HERO IN BRIAN'S SONG FIGHT ME WITH RETWEETS AND VALIDATION IF YOU DISAGREE

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? Tune in January 25th! at January 24, 2019 02:21 PM (oZ6kz)

127 don't really know who "Brian Stelter" is, but I'll happily mock him anyway, because I trust Ace as my Personal Filter.
Posted by: zombie

If you're ever watching CNN and see a talking thumb NPC, that's probably him.
Posted by: weft cut-loop


Suggested edit.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 24, 2019 02:21 PM (QFqpA)

128 This pic of Stelter yachting bears reposting:

https://tinyurl.com/ya5y3vvg

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 24, 2019 02:13 PM (ptqGC)
**
Damn Jane, I used to like Stella.

Posted by: A. Cooper at January 24, 2019 02:21 PM (xqfqx)

129 A small willowed, but:


"My brain hurts too much to math. Buzzfeed says they're laying off up to 250 people, which is 15% of their workforce. How much is their workforce? X=.... ah forget it. Too damn many.

http://tinyurl.com/y8ccvtbq
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

>1,667 workers. Divide the part, 250, by the percent, 0.15, to get the whole.

Technically, it's 1,666.666666667, but rounding is optional."

Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic at January 24, 2019 02:21 PM (p3zMb)

130 Burn, Stelter, burn.

Posted by: Hikaru at January 24, 2019 02:22 PM (iyJI9)

131 I thought Butterball Powerbottom really carried the Harry Potter movies.

-

smirk

Posted by: assault smirk at January 24, 2019 02:22 PM (tMBkW)

132 Stream of conscience is pretty transparent. However, it means that people do not have the time to think about what they say, so they give the first draft always, so to speak.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 24, 2019 02:22 PM (ycWCI)

133 Jay caruso taking pot shots at Ace..

Space before the string of numbers.

https://twitter.com/JayCaruso/status/ 1088490435474001920

Posted by: Blanco at January 24, 2019 02:22 PM (QGdDN)

134 Paolo is on Twitter?

Ok, ok. Her boyfriend and Paolo.

Posted by: Brian Stelter at January 24, 2019 02:22 PM (EYsyU)

135 They literally can't help it. The media has become the "story". They don't report on the news anymore, they are the news. They one up each other to see what sort of crazy $hit they can make up and then they each report on the others "news" like it is some actual real event that happened.

--

Add in a country whose population now feels they must get personally involved in every situation and it's full-on crazy times. It's an amplification (or cause?) for mass mental illness, imo. At the very least, mass mental instability.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at January 24, 2019 02:22 PM (JoUsr)

136 "Incela" got coined here awhile back...

IDR if it was Ace, or one of you witty bastages, but it's literary gold and a piercing bon mot.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 24, 2019 02:22 PM (aMZRM)

137 TLDR: He's calling from within the house.

Journalists are not getting down into the mud with the bots and extremists. They all took a collective piss in the dirt and created the mud.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 24, 2019 02:23 PM (McXzs)

138 Is it wrong for a man to be a fat ass soy beta who has trouble getting up from his anchor desk?

Posted by: Raymond Burr at January 24, 2019 02:23 PM (Sd8UT)

139 The Done indicator just popped out on Butterball.

Posted by: Muad'dib at January 24, 2019 02:23 PM (sjdRT)

140 45 >>>You've been reading Richard Dawkins, huh Ace? ;-)

No, I don't know who that is. Is that the atheist guy? "

No, he was the guy who did that Family Feud Show for years.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 24, 2019 02:23 PM (Kpl3J)

141 With falling razor sales, Gillette now will prove that there is more than one sex that is offended by condescension.

Posted by: Neo at January 24, 2019 02:23 PM (crGCi)

142
(I met my wife son's mother on Twitter!)


FIFY

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 24, 2019 02:23 PM (pNxlR)

143 85
This pic of Stelter yachting bears reposting:



https://tinyurl.com/ya5y3vvg



Whoa, don't get your arm in the way when he's at the buffet.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'invite a friend for dinner!' at January 24, 2019 02:23 PM (pLgt/)

144 >1,667 workers. Divide the part, 250, by the percent, 0.15, to get the whole.

Technically, it's 1,666.666666667, but rounding is optional."

Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic


It's the temps, interns, and part-timers. They always throw the numbers off.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 24, 2019 02:23 PM (AM1GF)

145 >>Jay caruso taking pot shots at Ace..


In the Safe Space of Twitter.

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2019 02:23 PM (3cwgx)

146 Are there any real men out there? I have money!

Posted by: Taters Wife at January 24, 2019 02:23 PM (yhf6w)

147 I bet Stetler's wife is a real keeper.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at January 24, 2019 02:24 PM (pw+jk)

148 The Done indicator just popped out on Butterball.
Posted by: Muad'dib at January 24, 2019 02:23 PM

Stick a fork in him.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at January 24, 2019 02:24 PM (zmIJL)

149
I think either Twitter always was or morphed into a means whereby a very few people can simulate "a majority of people" outraged by whatever the outrage du jour is told it is by the Dem Media Complex so as to destroy careers and ruin lives of normal people.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 24, 2019 02:24 PM (/9p9e)

150
Incidentally, wasn't nixing Net Neutrality supposed to be the end of world?

When will the catastrophes commence?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 24, 2019 02:24 PM (pkxmk)

151 >> (I met my wife on Twitter!)




---
'And she met BOTH her boyfriends, there.'

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2019 02:09 PM (3cwgx)


Someone should set up a "TheRealPaolo" twit parody account just to troll them.

Posted by: Bert G at January 24, 2019 02:24 PM (tOP4K)

152 Ace, you mad, bro?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at January 24, 2019 02:24 PM (+fPHo)

153 I pray that if I'm ever tv interviewed I ask "What is it you think you do here?".

Posted by: nip at January 24, 2019 02:24 PM (DfGpI)

154 Holy crap. The margins!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 24, 2019 02:24 PM (ptqGC)

155 Is it wrong for a man to sexually fantasize about his boss, if his boss is Caleb Howe?

Posted by: Jay Caruso at January 24, 2019 02:24 PM (Sd8UT)

156 33 The Many Hats of Butterball Powerbottom

That was Theodore Seuss Geisel's best book.
Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2019 02:11 PM (3cwgx)

Would you

Could you

At the club?

Would you

Could you

In the tub?

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at January 24, 2019 02:24 PM (RD7QR)

157 My margins just got yuuuugggee!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 24, 2019 02:24 PM (McXzs)

158 WHAT HE HELL???

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 24, 2019 02:25 PM (/9p9e)

159 Jay caruso taking pot shots at Ace..


Posted by: Blanco at January 24, 2019 02:22 PM (QGdDN)


He's an idiot. Ace doesn't drink Gennessee. Ace only partakes of the finest Val-U-Rite, poured from the skulls of hobos.

Posted by: Kane at January 24, 2019 02:25 PM (lrz8Z)

160 I don't see any value in twitter or fascistbook. It is graffiti, albeit more environmentally friendly than that painted on boxcars.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 24, 2019 02:25 PM (aWhzp)

161 Thank you.

I really, really needed that.

Posted by: The Margins at January 24, 2019 02:25 PM (3cwgx)

162 Whoah, margins blown.

Posted by: pep at January 24, 2019 02:25 PM (TpAxy)

163 Heh Babylon Bee goofing on Snopes

Snopes Introduces New 'Factually Inaccurate But Morally Right' Fact Check Result

http://tinyurl.com/y7a2fl55

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2019 02:25 PM (39g3+)

164 I'm getting dizzy.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'invite a friend for dinner!' at January 24, 2019 02:25 PM (pLgt/)

165 Ace should change his online name to Big Dick Thunderfucker.

Brian Seltzer, you just got.... thunderfucked. Come get your prize, which is another thunderfucking but this time with sand.

Posted by: ... at January 24, 2019 02:25 PM (K4ado)

166 You've been reading Richard Dawkins, huh Ace? ;-)

No, I don't know who that is. Is that the atheist guy? "

No, he was the guy who did that Family Feud Show for years.
Posted by: Tom Servo


Hogan's Heroes.


Off my lawn.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 24, 2019 02:25 PM (QFqpA)

167 Anyone else getting the aoshq in widescreen all of a sudden?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 24, 2019 02:25 PM (ycWCI)

168 The Done indicator just popped out on Butterball.


Posted by: Muad'dib at January 24, 2019 02:23 PM (sjdRT)

That's just his herniated belly button.

Posted by: Bert G at January 24, 2019 02:25 PM (tOP4K)

169 Someone found the right dick to suck

Posted by: NCKate at January 24, 2019 02:25 PM (JyTrc)

170 The Done indicator just popped out on Butterball.


Posted by: Muad'dib at January 24, 2019 02:23 PM (sjdRT)

=====
That's not a Dome Indicator. That is his cuck penis. Tough to tell the difference.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at January 24, 2019 02:25 PM (pw+jk)

171 Ace added the Tater yachting pic. Maybe that blew the margins. Wow.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 24, 2019 02:25 PM (ptqGC)

172 I can remember when "professional journalists" said that people posting stories on the Internet from their basements, while wearing pajamas, were losers who could not be relied on to get things right.


Today, "professional journalists" routinely rely on anyone posting video clips and photos on the Twitter Internet tool, for their info and storylines.

Hey you professionals, what's changed?

Pathetic.

Posted by: Gref at January 24, 2019 02:25 PM (AMIL/)

173 That's okay, AtC. Just don't ever "watch" football on twitter.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 24, 2019 02:17 PM (ptqGC)



During the Patriots game, someone in my feed was putting up stuff like OMG THAT INTERCEPTION for things that never happened and it was hilarious. Especially since when people would yell about how that didn't happen, she would straight faced argue back that it did.

There was a lot of should we tell people she's trolling or just enjoy the show? Enjoy the show won out.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 24, 2019 02:25 PM (mf5HN)

174 This is where being on a PC makes me point and Nelson Laugh at phone users

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2019 02:25 PM (39g3+)

175 Wow. That was awesome.

Posted by: The Margins at January 24, 2019 02:25 PM (RD7QR)

176 Twitter just proves the old saying:

"Familiarity breeds contempt."

Posted by: abbynormal at January 24, 2019 02:25 PM (h5Lyp)

177 which is 15% of their workforce. How much is their workforce?

They say 1300 left. Did you see the picture of their wokeforce? NBC invested over $300,000 *per* employee. That's including overseas.

Posted by: t-bird at January 24, 2019 02:25 PM (Ry8mf)

178 I DIDN'T BLOW THE MARGINS!

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 24, 2019 02:26 PM (mf5HN)

179 Wow Ace is really getting under the skin of Jay Caruso and the rest of the NeverTrumpers.

I think they're pissed that Ace has now got a much bigger and more influential following than they do.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 24, 2019 02:26 PM (Kpl3J)

180 I think twitter and the 24 hour news cycle exposed that there are fundamentally unserious lightweights, or worse, partisan hacks at the helm of the media.


The old way of confirming your story and telling the truth has been traded in for confirming the parts the MSM and DNC like, magnifying it and hiding the rest of the story. Hell, Woodward and Bernstein wouldn't touch the FBI planting FISA evidence by the Obama administration if it meant they would live forever if they broke the story on that.


The only thing that matters is the leftist narrative.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 24, 2019 02:26 PM (ymnmz)

181 Oh, God that feels so good!

Posted by: The Margins at January 24, 2019 02:26 PM (tOP4K)

182 Jay caruso taking pot shots at Ace..


>In the Safe Space of Twitter.

Posted by: garrett

>> If only I was witty enough and patient enough to fire shots back.

Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic at January 24, 2019 02:26 PM (p3zMb)

183 This is beyond the normal blown margins. This is like the Ben Hur chariot race.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 24, 2019 02:26 PM (ycWCI)

184 Jane! It was your picture what done it! Ha!

Posted by: bluebell at January 24, 2019 02:26 PM (U5tDi)

185 Twitter always was or morphed into a means whereby a very few people can simulate "a majority of people" outraged by whatever the outrage du jour is told it is by the Dem Media Complex so as to destroy careers and ruin lives of normal people.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton

--

Madame LaFarge, updated for the twenty first century. No need to learn to knit now.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 24, 2019 02:26 PM (aWhzp)

186 oh woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 24, 2019 02:26 PM (Kpl3J)

187 Somebody is really in trouble...

Posted by: t-bird at January 24, 2019 02:26 PM (Ry8mf)

188 That was seriously abrasive, Ace. Nicely, nicely done and extremely well put.

Two comments on this:
What twitter exposed was that you were also dumb, easily duped, eager to believe self-justifying conspiracy theories, thin-skinned, arrogant, incompetent, disgracefully lazy, psychologically (and almost certainly physically) inadequate, dunderheadedly unimaginative and unwilling to consider any idea not within the braindead leftwing Incela Corridor Conventional Wisdom Bubble, prone to the most cowardly go-along-to-get-along sort of groupthink, and weak.

Absolutely. What Twitter has also done is kept the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect front and center. We no longer are *individually* susceptible to it because of limited realms of expertise - we can now easily aggregate everyone else's expertise and see that indeed they're *all* dunderheaded water-carriers for the state.

----
But the site has changed. It is now, as Manjoo said, "the epicenter of a nonstop information war, an almost comically undermanaged gladiatorial arena where activists and disinformation artists and politicians and marketers gather to target and influence the wider media world." This is a big problem. It requires a big change.

With all respect possible, I think there is another and perhaps more important point that Stelter is making here, and it is in the bit I bolded. He is not just trying to equivocate on how these people have been exposed as activist narrative-keepers - he is trying to close the door. The problem isn't that they're despicable, it's that Twitter is inadequately regulated.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2019 02:26 PM (I2dne)

189 Whoa shit. .002 font.

Margins are gonna need a pack of cigarettes for that blow job.

Shit. Marlboro felt that one.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 24, 2019 02:26 PM (QFqpA)

190
Then answer me this, Butterball Powerbottom:


I'm dying here!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 24, 2019 02:26 PM (pNxlR)

191
When do they pivot back to the "civility" shit again?

Posted by: BignJames at January 24, 2019 02:17 PM


When they realize they lost the epic battle of Ruby Fridge and we intend to rub their noses in it remorselessly forever. They can't admit they done fvcked up. No, they'll despair at the 'lack of civility'.

Pathetic cowards. The lot of them.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 24, 2019 02:26 PM (jYje5)

192 Stettlers photo was so big it blew up the blog!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'invite a friend for dinner!' at January 24, 2019 02:26 PM (pLgt/)

193 ...oh, never mind. I think ace did it with the picture.

Posted by: t-bird at January 24, 2019 02:26 PM (Ry8mf)

194 I know Tater is kinda hefty but I didn't know he was big enough to affect the blog like this.

Posted by: bluebell at January 24, 2019 02:27 PM (U5tDi)

195 Who blew up the blog?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pre-Fab Tru-Con Brand Cuck-Sheds Now At the Outrage Outlet! at January 24, 2019 02:27 PM (hLRSq)

196 Owe, my margins.

Posted by: WisRich at January 24, 2019 02:27 PM (G0vdT)

197 Figures we go wide on an article about fatso Stelter.

Posted by: Benji Carver at January 24, 2019 02:27 PM (OD2ni)

198 I DIDN'T BLOW THE MARGINS!

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 24, 2019 02:26 PM (mf5HN)


Phrasing...

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pre-Fab Tru-Con Brand Cuck-Sheds Now At the Outrage Outlet! at January 24, 2019 02:27 PM (hLRSq)

199 Ace has now got a much bigger and more influential following than they do.



Source? Ah, never mind. I want it to be true. That's how we do things now, right?

Posted by: pep at January 24, 2019 02:27 PM (TpAxy)

200
Jane! It was your picture what done it! Ha!



Posted by: bluebell at January 24, 2019 02:26 PM (U5tDi)


It was YUGE and LUXURIOUS!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 24, 2019 02:27 PM (ptqGC)

201
HTML is unforgiving. When you spell the word "Width" as "Witdh."...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 24, 2019 02:27 PM (/9p9e)

202 That yachting pick is pretty disturbing but I remember a yachting picture of Ted Kennedy that was vomit inducing.

And how does a low IQ hack manage to afford anything more than a shopping cart?

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 24, 2019 02:27 PM (MkcN1)

203
Margins' blown! Margins' blown!

Everyone to get from street!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 24, 2019 02:27 PM (pNxlR)

204 **Smokes Cigarette**

Posted by: The Margins at January 24, 2019 02:27 PM (sjdRT)

205 "https://twitter.com/JayCaruso/status/ 1088490435474001920

Posted by: Blanco at January 24, 2019 02:22 PM (QGdDN) "

"Use original insults" "LOLOL ACE IS DRUNK"

Oh and apparently "people" are complaining that NRO is a hotbed of Trumpism. Of course! THE PROBLEM IS THAT THE CUCKS DON'T HATE TRUMP QUITE ENOUGH!

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? Tune in January 25th! at January 24, 2019 02:28 PM (oZ6kz)

206 It was YUGE and LUXURIOUS!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 24, 2019 02:27 PM (ptqGC)
----------

Well, YUGE anyway.

Posted by: bluebell at January 24, 2019 02:28 PM (U5tDi)

207
Order 66 on this jay caruso cuck

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 24, 2019 02:28 PM (pkxmk)

208 Who broke the blog? Who gets in the barrel?

Posted by: SNAFU at January 24, 2019 02:28 PM (q3iUt)

209 https://twitter.com/JayCaruso/status/ 1088490435474001920
Posted by: Blanco at January 24, 2019 02:22 PM (QGdDN)

Clearly Ace is over the target.

Heh. They are awash in butthurt.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 24, 2019 02:28 PM (xPJvm)

210 First, I didn't do it.

Second, and semi-OT, but if it hasn't already been mentioned here, Polish legislator Dominik Tarczynski has invited the Covington boys to come and address the Polish parliament, while also openly accusing the media of manipulating the facts.

#ILovePolandSexually

Posted by: Dr. T at January 24, 2019 02:28 PM (+EBo+)

211 I DIDN'T BLOW THE MARGINS!
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 24, 2019 02:26 PM (mf5HN)


What you do on your time is none of my business.

Posted by: Kane at January 24, 2019 02:28 PM (lrz8Z)

212 Ace's rants radiate into my tiny room making it glow with comfortable warmth.

Posted by: Willie at January 24, 2019 02:28 PM (ePWRo)

213 Ace blew the margins.

Is that a rarity?

Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic at January 24, 2019 02:28 PM (p3zMb)

214 194 I know Tater is kinda hefty but I didn't know he was big enough to affect the blog like this.
Posted by: bluebell at January 24, 2019 02:27 PM (U5tDi)

All objects have gravitational effect on others with mass. However, once we get to significantly big enough masses, strange effects can occur.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 24, 2019 02:28 PM (ycWCI)

215 207
Order 66 on this jay caruso cuck
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 24, 2019 02:28 PM (pkxmk)


"Is that like Routine 3?"

- - Slip Mahoney and Horace Debussy Jones

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 24, 2019 02:29 PM (/9p9e)

216 Ahoy Jay! Scrubb the poop deck and let your mast fly free! The cabin boys have our wives, now it's our time.

Posted by: Captain Kristol at January 24, 2019 02:29 PM (Sd8UT)

217 The Extremely Otaku Twitgots

Posted by: x at January 24, 2019 02:29 PM (nFwvY)

218 >>don't really know who "Brian Stelter" is, but I'll happily mock him anyway, because I trust Ace as my Personal Filter.


Yeah, I finally broke down and checked out his bio a few months back because I could not understand why this thumb is an authority on anything.


While still in college Stetler created a successful blog, TVNewser, about television and cable news which he later sold to Mediabistro. He leveraged that into a job at NYT, who, like a lot of publications at the time, was looking to move business to the web and hiring popular bloggers to do so (see: Ezra Klein at WashPost). He then was hired by CNN when Fox poached media critic Howie Kurtz.


He is simply a media fanboy blogger who was in the right place at the right time.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 24, 2019 02:29 PM (W+vEI)

219 "What a shock. He met his wife on twitter, and now this Sad Otaku ignores her all day and night by sitting on twitter instead of spending time with her."
===

A disturbing mental image came into my upon reading this part. Brian Stelter sitting in front of his computer wearing wife beater and boxers with empty Mountain Dew bottles and empty snack wrappers all around his monitor.

Just thought I'd share! ;-)

Posted by: Augustine at January 24, 2019 02:29 PM (BDZWU)

220
That yachting pick is pretty disturbing but I remember a yachting picture of Ted Kennedy that was vomit inducing.

And how does a low IQ hack manage to afford anything more than a shopping cart?

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 24, 2019 02:27 PM (MkcN1)


I seriously doubt Tater owns a yacht. He's the type of guy who schmoozes rich men in order to be invited out for a sail.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 24, 2019 02:29 PM (ptqGC)

221 >>Jay caruso taking pot shots at Ace..

Oh no he din't!

It's on like Donkey Kong.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 24, 2019 02:29 PM (/tuJf)

222 Clearly Ace is over the target.


Yup. There's no hiding it now.

Posted by: pep at January 24, 2019 02:30 PM (TpAxy)

223 Real journalists know some real people who have other jobs and live in the flyover country.

Posted by: Decaf at January 24, 2019 02:30 PM (hT1qM)

224 The beauty of Twatter is Nanzi is now cornered in her Speakership while Steny and the boys are dealing. We can that Twatter for the Dem Crazies that have Nanzi by the short and curlies.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 24, 2019 02:30 PM (2LelM)

225 >>>What twitter exposed was that you were also dumb, easily duped, eager to believe self-justifying conspiracy theories, thin-skinned, arrogant, incompetent, disgracefully lazy, psychologically (and almost certainly physically) inadequate, dunderheadedly unimaginative and unwilling to consider any idea not within the braindead leftwing Incela Corridor Conventional Wisdom Bubble, prone to the most cowardly go-along-to-get-along sort of groupthink, and weak.


You said rape twice.

Posted by: Roy at January 24, 2019 02:30 PM (mnAmV)

226 Second, and semi-OT, but if it hasn't already been mentioned here, Polish legislator Dominik Tarczynski has invited the Covington boys to come and address the Polish parliament, while also openly accusing the media of manipulating the facts.

#ILovePolandSexually
Posted by: Dr. T


Dayum.

Golf clap.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 24, 2019 02:30 PM (QFqpA)

227 J-School is for those students who cannot handle the intellectual rigors of a Physical Education Degree.

Posted by: Phil Hartmark F/K/A Truck Monkey at January 24, 2019 02:30 PM (flINI)

228 Wow, this Stelter sure is a a little sugar-grain. Grow up Melty McMelterson, do you real have to have an internal dialogue not to attack school kids or raise their attackers to angels on earth?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 24, 2019 02:30 PM (r+sAi)

229 If you're a "journalist" is it noted on your drivers license or some thing?.....like "organ donor"....or "requires vision correction?

Posted by: BignJames at January 24, 2019 02:12 PM (cxHbL)

it's there, it's subtly hidden though. wouldn't want to cause embarrassment.

they use the moniker "retarded" instead to save face...

Posted by: SturmToddler at January 24, 2019 02:30 PM (8D42x)

230 Oh and that is some shitty beer.

Posted by: Archer at January 24, 2019 02:30 PM (gmo/4)

231 >All objects have gravitational effect on others with
mass. However, once we get to significantly big enough masses, strange
effects can occur.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 24, 2019 02:28 PM (ycWCI)


So, basically, if you get within arms length of Butterball, you'll go into orbit.

Posted by: Muad'dib at January 24, 2019 02:30 PM (sjdRT)

232 https://twitter.com/JayCaruso/status/ 1088490435474001920

Posted by: Blanco at January 24, 2019 02:22 PM (QGdDN)
+++++++++++
I love Goldberg's gall. It is astounding:
@JonahNRO
Also overlooks that some of the best writing on the subject since has been at @NRO by @rkylesmith @michaelbd @DavidAFrench the editors etc. It feels like a sign of a larger insecurity about the political moment. Very witch hunty.


As someone who loves him a witch-hunt - Mueller, any faux scandal, anything that hurts conservatives who left the elitist reservation - this is particularly outrageous.

Ace is engaging in fury, not witch-hunting.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2019 02:31 PM (I2dne)

233 And of course, the other half of his idiocy is in pretending (because he knows damn well otherwise) that this is some kind of equal two way street.

Sure, there may be low grade infowars style BS coming from "the right" such as it is on Twitter. But that is virtually nothing compared to the blue check mafia on the left doing the exact same thing, but under the cover of the "credibility" again, such as it is, of CNN or the NY Times.

Most people - smart people, anyhow - should be able to view Infowars with some skepticism. Much like I do when I read headlines at Zerohedge. Sometimes that have good stuff, sometimes they have idiocy, and their comments are full of deranged antisemites.

But how the hell is this society supposed to function when they other "half" of the equation is 10 times bigger with a veneer of credibility ?

Again I say, the media is THE problem in this country. Not only do they enable the lies from the left, but they participate in perpetuating them.

How are two alleged halves of the political spectrum supposed to have an honest back and forth when one side lies and the media covers for them and justifies their lies, and turns around and twists things that conservatives say to make it appear as if they are the evil liars ?

There is no fucking way for that to persist. Something has to give at some point. And I doubt very much anyone is going to like it when it does.

Posted by: deadrody at January 24, 2019 02:31 PM (4nL9V)

234 Journalism has been brought into such disrepute that perhaps they'll start calling themselves reporters.

Posted by: Decaf at January 24, 2019 02:31 PM (hT1qM)

235 No,ace breaking his own blog is not rare...

Posted by: steevy at January 24, 2019 02:31 PM (BXMxN)

236 So journalism today is basically retweeting what some other journalist said?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 24, 2019 02:31 PM (McXzs)

237 If you had installed NEWSGUARD, you never even would have seen that margin blowup.

Posted by: t-bird at January 24, 2019 02:31 PM (Ry8mf)

238 Do you have to be over 350 pounds and balding to get in the NeverTrumper club?

Because the evidence presented indicates so.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at January 24, 2019 02:31 PM (pw+jk)

239 Tater is on one side of the boat and the other hundred people are on the opposite side

Posted by: NCKate at January 24, 2019 02:31 PM (JyTrc)

240 Also come on, stuck in 2004?

Everyone knows ace is the only 29 year old stuck in 1983.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? Tune in January 25th! at January 24, 2019 02:31 PM (oZ6kz)

241 J-School is for those students who cannot handle the intellectual rigors of a Physical Education Degree.

--

"Those who can't...teach. Those who can't teach...teach gym." -- Woody Allen

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at January 24, 2019 02:31 PM (JoUsr)

242 Did his wife meet her boyfriend on Twitter?

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 24, 2019 02:32 PM (VeUrT)

243 Am I protected from blown margins issues by using this ancient, coal-powered laptop with an OS that dates from WWII? I no see no blown margins, senor.


Newest Nic - "battle of Ruby Fridge" - nice!

Posted by: rhomboid at January 24, 2019 02:32 PM (QDnY+)

244 235 No,ace breaking his own blog is not rare...
Posted by: steevy at January 24, 2019 02:31 PM (BXMxN

If you read the graffiti inside the barrel, you'll see many of Ace's dirty limericks.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 24, 2019 02:32 PM (McXzs)

245 Spud..... the butterball powerbottom of the Incela Corridor.


Zombie Wordsworth is jealous.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 24, 2019 02:32 PM (ymnmz)

246 If you had installed NEWSGUARD, you never even would have seen that margin blowup.
Posted by: t-bird



It works on iPhone?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 24, 2019 02:32 PM (QFqpA)

247 So, basically, if you get within arms length of Butterball, you'll go into orbit.
Posted by: Muad'dib at January 24, 2019 02:30 PM (sjdRT)


Make sure and avoid the gravitational pull of Powerbottom's Black Hole.

Posted by: Kane at January 24, 2019 02:32 PM (lrz8Z)

248 J-School is for those students who cannot handle the intellectual rigors of a Physical Education Degree.

Posted by: Phil Hartmark F/K/A Truck Monkey at January 24, 2019 02:30 PM (flINI)


Nonsense. Look at that strong, manly grip Tater has on that Stella Artois. I'll bet he can lift at least 10 lb. dumbbells.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 24, 2019 02:32 PM (ptqGC)

249 The sad state of reporting is that the Inner Tubes killed Newspapers. Where are C minus Ivy Leaguers wishing to become Carl Bernstein to go to learn how to bring the managing editor a cup of coffee every morning and fellate him?

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 24, 2019 02:32 PM (2LelM)

250 Good post. You threw the book at them, the thesaurus that is.

Posted by: Saxinis at January 24, 2019 02:32 PM (0kCTs)

251 The truth is that the media has been doing stupid crap for ages, then running a tiny "oopsie" correction on page A-4 in the corner. They have been getting press releases from activist organizations and running them almost unmodified as news for years (that's why we got that endless parade of often-contradictory stupid health news crap. Oat Bran will save your life! Oat Bran will kill you! Send the Washington Post a press release from The People's Nutritional Study Foundation and you get inches in the newspaper tomorrow).

What's changed is that the press is even more lazy and even more outrageously biased today. They lean back in the easy chair with a phone and scroll through social media looking for news and publish that. They hate the president so much that even the New York Times published a front page article about how they were abandoning all journalistic principles and pretense of objectivity because he's So Very Bad.

And this is what you get. And yeah, ace's description of this human detritus is dead on:

What twitter exposed was that you were also dumb, easily duped, eager to believe self-justifying conspiracy theories, thin-skinned, arrogant, incompetent, disgracefully lazy, psychologically (and almost certainly physically) inadequate, dunderheadedly unimaginative and unwilling to consider any idea not within the braindead leftwing Incela Corridor Conventional Wisdom Bubble, prone to the most cowardly go-along-to-get-along sort of groupthink, and weak.

These are people whose development emotionally and intellectually is stunted and they are daily rewarded for it. And normal people see this and are deeply dismayed. Meanwhile the industry continues to grossly suffer as a result.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2019 02:32 PM (39g3+)

252 Covington kids are going to get some Warsaw sniz and come back the Chaddest of Chads.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? Tune in January 25th! at January 24, 2019 02:33 PM (oZ6kz)

253 Hey, Brian. Lay off the beer. It's making you look as fat as Cap'n Bill. You and Liawatha can get together and commiserate about how no one respects you.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at January 24, 2019 02:33 PM (3sjI6)

254 Also, let me remind people - according to someone I know in the Boston media, the lazy POS in the media actually use Twitter to drive their stories.

The notion that they're just casual users is a lie.

Posted by: deadrody at January 24, 2019 02:33 PM (4nL9V)

255 All objects have gravitational effect on others with mass. However, once we get to significantly big enough masses, strange effects can occur.

Posted by: Aetius451AD

Depends on their distance from one another as well, not just the size of their gelatinous mass - kind of horrid thought, huh? Brian Stelter being so close in, smelling the peanut butter on his breath?

Posted by: Boswell at January 24, 2019 02:34 PM (32YRo)

256 236
So journalism today is basically retweeting what some other journalist said?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 24, 2019 02:31 PM (McXzs)



Pretty Much.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 24, 2019 02:34 PM (ymnmz)

257 Covington kids are going to get some Warsaw sniz and come back the Chaddest of Chads.
Posted by: Who is broseidon


Come back with their Chads' hangin

Posted by: rickb223 at January 24, 2019 02:34 PM (QFqpA)

258 >>Then answer me this, Butterball Powerbottom:
What would you say you do here?


"I have people skills! I am good at dealing with people! Can't you understand that? What the hell is wrong with you people?"



Posted by: Roy at January 24, 2019 02:34 PM (mnAmV)

259 Ace, a true firebrand, please keep throwing the haymakers at these scum.

Posted by: Wicklow at January 24, 2019 02:34 PM (uH65w)

260 I don't always read every posts ace puts up...sometimes I'll just skim them. But....I always read angry ace's post...always. And it is soooo worth it.


You gotta gift.....of course, it comes with increased cortisol levels but a gift nonetheless.

Posted by: Tami at January 24, 2019 02:34 PM (cF8AT)

261 251 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2019 02:32 PM (39g3+)

=============

Also, the opposition discovered better tools for pushback, making the errors and sins more apparent.

Like most organizations when presented with wrongful doing on their own part, they don't seek to correct the actual problem. Instead they double down on the previous behavior while targeting the one who made the wrongdoing apparent.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 24, 2019 02:34 PM (XSSCs)

262 Slowly the NeverTrumpers are coming around to Trump--or at least to his voters. Not all of them--some are too far gone. And most won't even admit they are starting to come around--so they'll still take their potshots. But maybe the traction Occassional Kotex and the other Socialists are getting has started to frighten them.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2019 02:35 PM (NFEMn)

263 In other news, Botox Nancy is a crazy old bitch.

http://www.theamericanmirror.com/
applause-line-nancy-pelosi-repeatedly-
tells-mayors-to-clap-for-her/

Posted by: tux at January 24, 2019 02:35 PM (RrtlF)

264 Brian Stelter being so close in, smelling the peanut butter on his breath?
Posted by: Boswell at January 24, 2019 02:34 PM (32YRo)


Is this about me ?

Posted by: Jasper at January 24, 2019 02:35 PM (lrz8Z)

265 If you install news guard, you will never see AoS.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 24, 2019 02:35 PM (mh1zq)

266 Tha photo should read:

Trump

Hater

Tater

Posted by: Joe Mama at January 24, 2019 02:35 PM (L7t0A)

267 "Now we've seen what you really are. You're C- minus students and fat-assed pencil pushers with a nose for sniffing out the right dicks to suck."

This is pure Ari Gold.

Posted by: mr tmz at January 24, 2019 02:35 PM (m/Gc2)

268 >>Also, let me remind people - according to someone I know in the Boston media, the lazy POS in the media actually use Twitter to drive their stories.

You mean like stories about Trump colluding with Russians?

Cause that's pretty much exactly what they did.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 24, 2019 02:35 PM (/tuJf)

269 82 don't really know who "Brian Stelter" is, but I'll happily mock him anyway, because I trust Ace as my Personal Filter.
Posted by: zombie

If you're ever watching CNN and see a talking thumb, that's probably him.
Posted by: weft cut-loop


You lost me at "If you're ever watching CNN...".

Posted by: zombie at January 24, 2019 02:35 PM (c+2jX)

270 @JonahNRO
Also overlooks that some of the best writing on the subject since has been at @NRO by @rkylesmith @michaelbd @DavidAFrench the editors etc. It feels like a sign of a larger insecurity about the political moment. Very witch hunty.

Well if it takes a witch hunt to get the lunatic Nick Frankovich fired, so be it.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 24, 2019 02:36 PM (MkcN1)

271 262 Slowly the NeverTrumpers are coming around to Trump--or at least to his voters. Not all of them--some are too far gone. And most won't even admit they are starting to come around--so they'll still take their potshots. But maybe the traction Occassional Kotex and the other Socialists are getting has started to frighten them.
Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2019 02:35 PM (NFEMn)

============

The holdouts, the ones who refuse to give Trump any positive notice, are odd to me in all the ways that we insult them daily. I just find it...odd.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 24, 2019 02:36 PM (XSSCs)

272 I love Goldberg's gall. It is astounding:
@JonahNRO
Also overlooks that some of the best writing on the subject since has been at @NRO by @rkylesmith @michaelbd @DavidAFrench the editors etc. It feels like a sign of a larger insecurity about the political moment. Very witch hunty.

As someone who loves him a witch-hunt - Mueller, any faux scandal, anything that hurts conservatives who left the elitist reservation - this is particularly outrageous.

Ace is engaging in fury, not witch-hunting.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2019 02:31 PM (I2dne)


Wow. What a prick.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 24, 2019 02:36 PM (+EBo+)

273
@JonahNRO Also overlooks that some of the best writing on the subject since has been at @NRO by @rkylesmith @michaelbd @DavidAFrench the editors etc. It feels like a sign of a larger insecurity about the political moment. Very witch hunty.



I thought I told you to quit screwing around on Twitter and get my boyfriend a beer

Posted by: Mrs. Goldberg at January 24, 2019 02:36 PM (TAmPV)

274 Now, granted she's the editor in cheif at Mother Jones so you get what you'd expect but here's a tweet from Clara Jeffery yesterday:

Layoffs at Gannett, Verizon/Oath/HuffPo, Buzzfeed. Another bad bad day for journalism. Support the news organizations you value.

Putting aside how hilarious putting Huffington Post and Buzzfeed together with Gannett as "news organizations" is, let us consider her point.

She's saying that we have to support them or its bad for journalism. That its our fault if things go wrong for them, and we need to step up and keep these businesses going. She went so far as to say

If you're not spending as much on supporting news/journalism as you do on cable/streaming entertainment, consider a priority shift.

That's right, you're a bad person if you're spending money on things that you like and are useful to you instead of news organizations. Shame on you!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2019 02:36 PM (39g3+)

275 Caruso? Funny how someone so quick to point out how little he's written for NRO in recent months just so happens to keep NRO in his Twitter profile. Same goes for redsteeze, I guess.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 24, 2019 02:36 PM (I/iGu)

276 Yeah, Poland is really bringing it in many ways lately.


One favorite was when they responded to the idiotic German, er, "EU" demand to commit seppuku by importing scads of unskilled uneducated unassimilable hostile young males by basically saying "eff u" and raising the issue of WWII reparations for the appalling atrocities committed against Poland.


Posted by: rhomboid at January 24, 2019 02:36 PM (QDnY+)

277 We like being out in the salt air and getting a good view of Brian's penis.

Posted by: Brian Stetler's Moobs at January 24, 2019 02:36 PM (pw+jk)

278 https://twitter.com/JayCaruso/status/1088490435474001920

That's not bad, really. He has the style down.

Posted by: t-bird at January 24, 2019 02:36 PM (VP1E6)

279 Ace is engaging in fury, not witch-hunting.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2019 02:31 PM (I2dne)


It isn't "hunting" any longer.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pre-Fab Tru-Con Brand Cuck-Sheds Now At the Outrage Outlet! at January 24, 2019 02:36 PM (hLRSq)

280 So journalism today is basically retweeting what some other journalist said?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 24, 2019 02:31 PM (McXzs)



Pretty Much.
Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 24, 2019 02:34 PM (ymnmz)

It was always this way. But now we see the "strings."
Rush proved this years ago with his "montages' of every liberal talking head saying the EXACT same words.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2019 02:36 PM (NFEMn)

281 The rhetoric on the Senate floor has been taken up a notch. Everyone's getting a little punchy.

I'm wondering if after these show votes today on dueling bills, they finally sit down and hammer out a deal this weekend.

Posted by: WisRich at January 24, 2019 02:37 PM (G0vdT)

282 268 >>Also, let me remind people - according to someone I know in the Boston media, the lazy POS in the media actually use Twitter to drive their stories.

You mean like stories about Trump colluding with Russians?

Cause that's pretty much exactly what they did.
Posted by: JackStraw at January 24, 2019 02:35 PM (/tuJf)

==============

I have it on good authority from @PatriotGuns69 that Trump takes daily phone calls from Putin about how to run the country.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 24, 2019 02:37 PM (XSSCs)

283 Jonah projecting about insecurity. Almost amusing.

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at January 24, 2019 02:37 PM (Sd8UT)

284 The real question is why do we listen to Journalists in the first place.

It used to be that they knew stuff. They knew Washington or had inside sources for the Government.

Now, with everyone playing political games and LYING to us, listening to Journalists often give the opposite of the truth, vice having an inside line on the facts.

Especially when it comes to Military, or Science, subjects. If they are not experts in those fields, why are we listening to them?

Posted by: Don Q at January 24, 2019 02:37 PM (NgKpN)

285 In other news, Botox Nancy is a crazy old bitch

-

I get the impression she is doing zero work towards ending the shutdown.

I guess she wants to play chicken with trump.

Posted by: assault smirk at January 24, 2019 02:37 PM (tMBkW)

286 Damn. Jay Caruso is slamming Ace calling him deranged and a drunk.
"Not content to mentally masturbate to whatever Trump memorabilia he has hanging on his wall, Ace takes aim at NRO, me and a few others. Aside from being trapped in 2004 (and whatever roach motel laden, beer can strewn shithole he lives in), he's completely unoriginal."

It's
all downhill from there
and the Jonah chimes in.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 24, 2019 02:37 PM (hECVl)

287 202
That yachting pick is pretty disturbing but I remember a yachting picture of Ted Kennedy that was vomit inducing.



And how does a low IQ hack manage to afford anything more than a shopping cart?

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 24, 2019 02:27 PM (MkcN1)

He's friends with ruch people. They invite him to places so he can be their court jester. 1 hour stand up sessions of Trump hate get you a lot of beer and little baby lambchops.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 24, 2019 02:38 PM (ymnmz)

288 Alex, maybe if you had they wouldn't have thrown that snit fit.

Posted by: creeper at January 24, 2019 02:38 PM (ey3Yt)

289
The rhetoric on the Senate floor has been taken up a notch. Everyone's getting a little punchy.

Get back to me when they start throwing actual punches and caning each other. That goes for the women, too.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 24, 2019 02:38 PM (ptqGC)

290 This is a damn funny post. Should be saved to HQ hall of fame.

Posted by: itsatax at January 24, 2019 02:38 PM (G0PUA)

291 If you ask me, I'm pretty fucking amazing and smart. Oh and I totally kick ass with the ladies. Yep, I'm kind of a big deal.

You are welcome.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 24, 2019 02:38 PM (pw+jk)

292 Oh, right, and don't forget, not only does the media itself have it's thumb on the political scale, but the very platform itself - TWITTER - has their own thumb on the scale.

Fact is, in my first rant, I wasn't totally accurate. Infowars IS NOT on Twitter. And people can get away with threats of violence against the right targets - i.e. conservatives.

I'd be curious what other ways Twitter has their thumb on the scale, like Google and Facebook, as well.

Something has to give.

Posted by: deadrody at January 24, 2019 02:38 PM (4nL9V)

293 If Trump was getting daily orders from Putin a lot of "journalists" would be getting polonium presents.

Posted by: steevy at January 24, 2019 02:38 PM (BXMxN)

294 That's right, you're a bad person if you're spending
money on things that you like and are useful to you instead of news
organizations. Shame on you!


Listening to "Journalists" today reminds me of getting dragged to Baptist Church back when I was a kid. Both are just exercises in finding out how bad I was and how miserable I was going to be in Hell.

Posted by: Jasper at January 24, 2019 02:38 PM (lrz8Z)

295 I have it on good authority from @PatriotGuns69 that Trump takes daily phone calls from Putin about how to run the country.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 24, 2019 02:37 PM (XSSCs)

Which is proven by Putin supporting Maduro, while Trump is not...

Oh... wait...

Posted by: Don Q at January 24, 2019 02:38 PM (NgKpN)

296 What is a jay caruso? Is it an annoying, operatic bird?

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 24, 2019 02:39 PM (MkcN1)

297 286 Damn. Jay Caruso is slamming Ace calling him deranged and a drunk.
"Not content to mentally masturbate to whatever Trump memorabilia he has hanging on his wall, Ace takes aim at NRO, me and a few others. Aside from being trapped in 2004 (and whatever roach motel laden, beer can strewn shithole he lives in), he's completely unoriginal."

It's
all downhill from there
and the Jonah chimes in.
Posted by: redridinghood at January 24, 2019 02:37 PM (hECVl)

==============

A guy (Ace) who has decided that 2004 iterations of the Republican Party doesn't work anymore is stuck in 2004...?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 24, 2019 02:39 PM (XSSCs)

298 Wow Ace is really getting under the skin of Jay Caruso and the rest of the NeverTrumpers.

I think they're pissed that Ace has now got a much bigger and more influential following than they do.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 24, 2019 02:26 PM (Kpl3J)

-------

Yes. I dropped by and told Caruso his main problem is that Ace is relevant and he is yesterday's news, a man whose opinion nobody values.

Fuck, I didn't even know who he was until today, and I'm pretty well read up on the cucks.

So I think part of it is resentment, and part of it is fear.

They know the good ship Raging Queen is headed for an iceberg, and Ace keeps exposing their lies and betrayals to a wide audience.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 24, 2019 02:39 PM (H+tLE)

299 Tater strikes me as the kind of guy who has to lift his belly up to see if it's in.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 24, 2019 02:39 PM (McXzs)

300 It used to be that they knew stuff. They knew Washington or had inside sources for the Government.

Now, with everyone playing political games and LYING to us, listening to Journalists often give the opposite of the truth, vice having an inside line on the facts.

Especially when it comes to Military, or Science, subjects. If they are not experts in those fields, why are we listening to them?
Posted by: Don Q at January 24, 2019 02:37 PM (NgKpN)
++++++++++++++
I am not so sure about that. I have a sneaking suspicion that they *never* knew stuff that was special (beyond actual investigative journalism - a long-dead aspect of the business at most outfits) and have been lying the whole time - we plebes just had no way to know.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2019 02:39 PM (I2dne)

301 "The news organizations that you value."

Your honor, this assumes facts not in evidence.

Posted by: Parker at January 24, 2019 02:39 PM (MFwf8)

302 289
The rhetoric on the Senate floor has been taken up a notch. Everyone's getting a little punchy.

Get back to me when they start throwing actual punches and caning each other. That goes for the women, too.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 24, 2019 02:38 PM (ptqGC)

============

Wake me when a House member beats a Senator with a cane on the Senate floor.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 24, 2019 02:39 PM (XSSCs)

303 Putting aside how hilarious putting Huffington Post and Buzzfeed together with Gannett as "news organizations" is, let us consider her point.


Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2019 02:36 PM (39g3+)

I don't get it.

Posted by: BignJames at January 24, 2019 02:39 PM (cxHbL)

304 Man you can tell it's a sincere compliments from Jonah because the Extremely Online Otaku never have daily circlejerks where they talk about how amazing every string of turgid florid watery diarrhea spewed from the cock warming soft hands of every cuck in the universe. Inspiring piece about monkeys felching each other by Tom Nichols! Life changing pablum about the cancerous menace of Trumpism dick punched into your ear pussy by John Podhoretz!

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? Tune in January 25th! at January 24, 2019 02:39 PM (oZ6kz)

305 oh my caruso is ... mad? I guess.

Posted by: assault smirk at January 24, 2019 02:40 PM (tMBkW)

306 I know we fucked up for like the 89,345th time you guys but we said sorry and it totes won't happen again. You're insecure if you don't trust us.

Can't we just talk about hot dogs or The Predator remake?

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 24, 2019 02:40 PM (Sd8UT)

307 >>I have it on good authority from @PatriotGuns69 that Trump takes daily phone calls from Putin about how to run the country.

Does he have a blue checkmark? Because if he does then it's definitely true.

Blue checkmarks are always right about everything.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 24, 2019 02:40 PM (/tuJf)

308 Jay Caruso was Eddie Lebeque on cheers right?

Posted by: steevy at January 24, 2019 02:40 PM (BXMxN)

309 Yep. Goldberg keeps careful track of all the best writing on subjects so he can put them in his To Plagiarize file.

Posted by: ... at January 24, 2019 02:40 PM (K4ado)

310 Just thought I'd share! ;-)
Posted by: Augustine at January 24, 2019 02:29 PM

Just thought I'd Cher, too. Lasted 9 days with that bitch.

Posted by: Gregg Allman at January 24, 2019 02:40 PM (zmIJL)

311 @stevenportnoy 1 minute ago

HAPPENING NOW: The Senate is taking the first of two cloture votes on competing bills to end the #shutdown.

The first is on the president's plan to spend $5.7 on the wall and other border security measures, plus his DACA/TPS/asylum proposals.

Posted by: Tami at January 24, 2019 02:40 PM (cF8AT)

312
Support the news organizations you value.

Naah, I'd rather invest in Venezuelan bonds.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 24, 2019 02:40 PM (BWL+E)

313 293 If Trump was getting daily orders from Putin a lot of "journalists" would be getting polonium presents.
Posted by: steevy at January 24, 2019 02:38 PM (BXMxN)

==============

@SuperConstitution1776 tells me that this is how Trump will lay a series of bear traps to murder journalists. We're days away, maybe #twoweeks.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 24, 2019 02:40 PM (XSSCs)

314 Ace should do a best of Jay Caruso, should be fun. Could start here : https://www.redstate.com/?p=256940

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 24, 2019 02:40 PM (4e+hS)

315 254 Also, let me remind people - according to someone I know in the Boston media, the lazy POS in the media actually use Twitter to drive their stories.

The notion that they're just casual users is a lie.
Posted by: deadrody


Well of COURSE. Iknow many people in the media. They are all REQUIRED to push their stories on social media. part of the job description.

In fact, one of the primary hiring criteria these days is "How many social media followers do you have?" If you have a lot, you get the job, If you have no social media presence, you have zero chance of getting hired.

Someone who graduated from East Lansing Community College with an AA in Communications, and who has never held a job before, but who has 100,000 Instagram followers, will be hired over a rival candidate with a Masters in Journalism from Columbia, 5 years experience at the LA TImes, but no social media accounts. Guaranteed. I know this to be 100% based on the experiences of many friends and acquaintances.

Posted by: zombie at January 24, 2019 02:40 PM (c+2jX)

316 When I see the name Butterball Powerbottom, I have visions of those ancient commercials for belt exercise shakers for fat women.

Posted by: Roy at January 24, 2019 02:41 PM (mnAmV)

317 I saw dunderheadedly unimaginative open for AC/DC in Melborne 1995

Posted by: sOME mORON at January 24, 2019 02:41 PM (ICWiF)

318 Posted by: redridinghood at January 24, 2019 02:37 PM (hECVl)

He left out the "blogging in his pajamas" part which separates the real journalists from those who know how to do the job.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pre-Fab Tru-Con Brand Cuck-Sheds Now At the Outrage Outlet! at January 24, 2019 02:41 PM (hLRSq)

319 It's too bad Chief Dances With Freon isn't on Twitter.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 24, 2019 02:41 PM (ptqGC)

320 Orange Man Baaaaad.

Posted by: NPCaruso at January 24, 2019 02:41 PM (Sd8UT)

321 Damn. Jay Caruso is slamming Ace calling him deranged and a drunk.
"Not content to mentally masturbate to whatever Trump memorabilia he has hanging on his wall, Ace takes aim at NRO, me and a few others. Aside from being trapped in 2004 (and whatever roach motel laden, beer can strewn shithole he lives in), he's completely unoriginal."

It's
all downhill from there
and the Jonah chimes in.
Posted by: redridinghood at January 24, 2019 02:37 PM (hECVl)

This ain't satire. You need truth for satire. Ace is not a Trump fanboi. Yes, he'll defend him when he's right, but he's not a cult member.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2019 02:41 PM (NFEMn)

322 Like most organizations when presented with wrongful doing on their own part, they don't seek to correct the actual problem. Instead they double down on the previous behavior while targeting the one who made the wrongdoing apparent.

And I get some of that. Its bad, but its at least on some level understandable: they fear losing their jobs, they fear reprisals, etc. OK fine. But the response is neither to double down on the stupid (CNN, WaPo, NBC) while defying people to notice, nor is it to get defensive and angry at people when called on the carpet.

They continually claim they are accountable and transparent, but when called on their failures and even malice, they get huffy and bitchy about it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2019 02:42 PM (39g3+)

323 295 I have it on good authority from @PatriotGuns69 that Trump takes daily phone calls from Putin about how to run the country.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 24, 2019 02:37 PM (XSSCs)

Which is proven by Putin supporting Maduro, while Trump is not...

Oh... wait...
Posted by: Don Q at January 24, 2019 02:38 PM (NgKpN)

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Trump trying to greatly increase oil production, at the expense of Russia, is actually a way to strengthen Russia! @LiberalsSuckDonkeyBalls told me so!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 24, 2019 02:42 PM (XSSCs)

324 Did he call sce the "entertainment wing" of conservatism yet?That was an old favorite.

Posted by: steevy at January 24, 2019 02:42 PM (BXMxN)

325 274
Now, granted she's the editor in cheif at Mother Jones so you get what
you'd expect but here's a tweet from Clara Jeffery yesterday:



Layoffs at Gannett, Verizon/Oath/HuffPo, Buzzfeed. Another bad bad day for journalism. Support the news organizations you value.



Putting aside how hilarious putting Huffington Post and Buzzfeed
together with Gannett as "news organizations" is, let us consider her
point.



She's saying that we have to support them or its bad for journalism.
That its our fault if things go wrong for them, and we need to step up
and keep these businesses going. She went so far as to say



If you're not spending as much on supporting news/journalism as
you do on cable/streaming entertainment, consider a priority shift.



That's right, you're a bad person if you're spending money on things
that you like and are useful to you instead of news organizations.
Shame on you!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2019 02:36 PM (39g3+)


She doesn't even hear her own words. "Support the institutions you value".. Umm yeah we just did. Now if you make a product we want to buy, we will stampede toward your door, until then, enjoy the shrinkage Costanza

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 24, 2019 02:42 PM (ymnmz)

326
I never heard of jay caruso before today.

Whatever.

Order 66 this b-jay caruso cuck.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 24, 2019 02:42 PM (pkxmk)

327 my neighbor gave me a case of Stella awhile back, because of various favors performed...

i had to give it back: it gave me the shits from being too sweet.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 24, 2019 02:42 PM (aMZRM)

328 stuck in 2004 while begrudingly accepting trump as Vitamin T and accepting the cuck insult as it aptly describes the non-right conservative movement of NR

hmmm

Posted by: assault smirk at January 24, 2019 02:42 PM (tMBkW)

329 If Trump was getting daily orders from Putin a lot of "journalists" would be getting polonium presents.
Posted by: steevy at January 24, 2019 02:38 PM (BXMxN)

Speaking of the Russkies--see how they are threatening us over Venezuela? Fuck them.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2019 02:43 PM (NFEMn)

330
What IS a powerbottom?


Posted by: Sphynx at January 24, 2019 02:43 PM (rXie1)

331 Yep. Goldberg keeps careful track of all the best writing on subjects so he can put them in his To Plagiarize file.
Posted by: ... at January 24, 2019 02:40 PM (K4ado)


You know what they say - Imitation is the sincerest form of intellectual property theft.

Posted by: Kane at January 24, 2019 02:43 PM (lrz8Z)

332 Ben Rhodes would agree with Ace.

He called them. "the echo chamber." and scarcely disguised his contempt for the media and their think tank cronies in his revealing May 2016 interview.


"The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. That's a sea change. They literally know nothing," he said.

Posted by: WisRich at January 24, 2019 02:43 PM (G0vdT)

333 If Ace is unoriginal, that makes Jonah the Whale a fucking Xerox machine.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 24, 2019 02:43 PM (Boy/L)

334
Nevermind. I Googled it

>>Noun. power bottom (plural power bottoms) (slang) Someone, especially a gay man, who forcefully or dominantly assumes the receptive role in intercourse, as opposed to being passive.

Posted by: Sphynx at January 24, 2019 02:43 PM (rXie1)

335 What IS a powerbottom?


Posted by: Sphynx at January 24, 2019 02:43 PM (rXie1)

One who farts right before you stick it in?

Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2019 02:43 PM (NFEMn)

336 right? Jeuss Christ, enough of this Putin shit. get over it. It's a throwaway Hillary attack ad not an actual way of life.

Posted by: assault smirk at January 24, 2019 02:44 PM (tMBkW)

337 322 Like most organizations when presented with wrongful doing on their own part, they don't seek to correct the actual problem. Instead they double down on the previous behavior while targeting the one who made the wrongdoing apparent.

And I get some of that. Its bad, but its at least on some level understandable: they fear losing their jobs, they fear reprisals, etc. OK fine. But the response is neither to double down on the stupid (CNN, WaPo, NBC) while defying people to notice, nor is it to get defensive and angry at people when called on the carpet.

They continually claim they are accountable and transparent, but when called on their failures and even malice, they get huffy and bitchy about it.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2019 02:42 PM (39g3+)

===========

It's not rational, but it's human.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 24, 2019 02:44 PM (XSSCs)

338 [293 If Trump was getting daily orders from Putin a lot of "journalists" would be getting polonium presents.

Yeah, that's my thing...I'd love to hear Trump come out in a presser and tell on of these leftbots "Look, if I was who you scribble that I am seven days a week, many of you would be looking out through chain-link in Guantanamo".

Posted by: JEM at January 24, 2019 02:44 PM (8erNz)

339 What IS a powerbottom?

Posted by: Sphynx at January 24, 2019 02:43 PM (rXie1)
++++++++
Hint: it has *nothing* to do with power buttons.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2019 02:44 PM (I2dne)

340 This is an epic take down.

If it were in a movie, it would be like "I am Gunnery Sergeant Hartmann."

Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at January 24, 2019 02:44 PM (+1YD6)

341 What IS a powerbottom?

Posted by: Sphynx at January 24, 2019 02:43 PM (rXie1)


Google it. What could possibly go wrong ?

Posted by: Kane at January 24, 2019 02:44 PM (lrz8Z)

342 "302


Wake me when a House member beats a Senator with a cane on the Senate floor.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 24, 2019 02:39 PM (XSSCs)"
...
So the Dems sending an order of pizzas to Scalise's office (take a moment to consider what sort of criminal activity Scalise took a lead on combating...) after him and a bunch of other congressmen got mag-dumped at wasn't enough?
How about parking a truck on the tracks in front of their train on the way to a GOP congressional retreat?
The beheading videos Dem staffers sent to GOP family members during the Kavanaugh hearings? Eh?
Things are not chill.

Posted by: lurker (the other one. buy radios too) at January 24, 2019 02:44 PM (eAshZ)

343 330
What IS a powerbottom?


Posted by: Sphynx


Wikipedia:

Noun. power bottom (plural power bottoms) (slang) Someone, especially a gay man, who forcefully or dominantly assumes the receptive role in intercourse, as opposed to being passive.

Posted by: zombie at January 24, 2019 02:44 PM (c+2jX)

344 283 Jonah projecting about insecurity. Almost amusing.
Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at January 24, 2019 02:37 PM (Sd8UT)

I'm not screwing my wife, YOU'RE screwing my wife!

Wait...

Posted by: Jonah G at January 24, 2019 02:44 PM (RD7QR)

345 If Twitter is a shithole, and it is, journalists deserve a lot of credit for it.


(And how many times have we seen 'news stories' that were nothing more than Twitter gossip??)

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 24, 2019 02:44 PM (2/hY1)

346 Ace is really getting under the skin of Jay Caruso and the rest of the NeverTrumpers.

Means he's hitting them right in the pills.

A guy (Ace) who has decided that 2004 iterations of the Republican Party doesn't work anymore is stuck in 2004...?

"Ohmigawd he has a blog still? Everyone is past blogs, that's so 2004, can you beleive it???"
--group of middle school girls/nevertrumpers

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2019 02:44 PM (39g3+)

347 Listen, you gormless queer, Ace may be hateful, and he may be a drunk, and he may be an impoverished 29-year old Ewok on the run from the evil Empire...

Hmm forgot where I was going with this.

Oh yeah! Unoriginal?! You poncy boy diddler! This site is a mainstay for me because it takes turn being hilarious, topical, and unlike Glenn Reynolds and NRO employs zero NeverTrump shitbags.

The fucking nerve!

Posted by: trev006 at January 24, 2019 02:45 PM (15N0R)

348 the left managed to find a different video of the kids yelling at some young woman (who I think was found to be sorta an activist herself) ... but it is only when she is walking away, and doesn't give the whole lead up to them yelling. Tim Pool suggests perhaps she provoked them, but doesn't claim to know that.


I'd suggest ... "of course there was a confrontation by her before they started they yelling as she walked off". And of course she does not post that part, since that is the setup. It is a tried and true tactic, especially at events like this where the opposition shows up at a (in this case, right to life) event, and plans a confrontation (Charlottesville and antifa, for instance ... and the cops even marched them into each other, it has been said)


It is despicable to attack high school kids in any case ... but the activists that pretend to just happen to be walking peacefully and then being set upon by yelling Catholic white boys ... not believin' it ... they practice at provocation and their pretense of innocence. It is their bread and butter.



this is the Tim Pool video, cued to the kids on the bench

https://youtu.be/_YX1v3IhYRk?t=698

Posted by: illiniwek at January 24, 2019 02:45 PM (Cus5s)

349

Noun. power bottom (plural power bottoms) (slang) Someone, especially a gay man, who forcefully or dominantly assumes the receptive role in intercourse, as opposed to being passive.



Sure doesn't sound like Tater.

'Mewling bitch' maybe.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 24, 2019 02:45 PM (2/hY1)

350 I sense a post about Jay Caruso coming up this afternoon. Something along the lines of "I'm stuck in 2004, huh? And yet these cucks feel the need to plagiarize me. What does that say about them/".

Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 24, 2019 02:45 PM (ffYR/)

351 Twatter is the proof we were right, journalists are at the same level as one quarter a shot hookers and actors. The masks continue to fall and it is glorious.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at January 24, 2019 02:45 PM (0OmEj)

352 Twats who twit.

Posted by: Eromero at January 24, 2019 02:46 PM (zLDYs)

353 "@JonahNRO Also overlooks that some of the best writing on the subject since has been at @NRO by @rkylesmith @michaelbd @DavidAFrench the editors etc. It feels like a sign of a larger insecurity about the political moment. Very witch hunty."

Full retreat, that's what it is - running back so fast their heels are hitting their asses

Posted by: Boswell at January 24, 2019 02:46 PM (32YRo)

354
So the Dems sending an order of pizzas to Scalise's office...

What is this, Revenge of the Nerds??

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 24, 2019 02:46 PM (pkxmk)

355 Ace taking flak! Over the target!!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 24, 2019 02:46 PM (McXzs)

356 346
A guy (Ace) who has decided that 2004 iterations of the Republican Party doesn't work anymore is stuck in 2004...?

"Ohmigawd he has a blog still? Everyone is past blogs, that's so 2004, can you beleive it???"
--group of middle school girls/nevertrumpers
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2019 02:44 PM (39g3+)

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Someone who uses a platform that allows for thousands of words at a time (which he uses to full extent) is backwards and dumb compared to someone who almost exclusively uses a platform that only allows 280 characters at a time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 24, 2019 02:46 PM (XSSCs)

357 Noun. power bottom (plural power bottoms) (slang) Someone, especially a gay man, who forcefully or dominantly assumes the receptive role in intercourse, as opposed to being passive.
--------------------------------------------------------------
So he wiggles his ass while taking it?

Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2019 02:46 PM (NFEMn)

358 330
What IS a powerbottom?


You don't want to know.

On the other hand, ace, the term 'yachting' now has a fairly well evolved meaning courtesy of the Internet and, well, Brian Stelter won't ever net a dime that way.

Posted by: JEM at January 24, 2019 02:46 PM (8erNz)

359 Angry Ace IS the best ace. Who volunteers to keep him pissed? For the sake of the blog, who is up for the challenge)

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 24, 2019 02:46 PM (7OF+y)

360
Jay Caruso our penis inside you

The times you have blown us

The balls that you swell

Jay Caruso we sing to your spirit

The men you have serviced so long and so well

Posted by: Pervy John Denver at January 24, 2019 02:46 PM (TAmPV)

361 Oh, right, and don't forget, not only does the media itself have it's thumb on the political scale, but the very platform itself - TWITTER - has their own thumb on the scale.
Posted by: deadrody at January 24, 2019 02:38 PM (4nL9V)
++++++++++
Didn't want to let this one slip. Deadrody made a hell of a point here - this is all happening *despite* Twitter's effort to censor the non-elitist Right and Center.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2019 02:46 PM (I2dne)

362 The Power Bottom is actually the Hero of this story.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 24, 2019 02:46 PM (3cwgx)

363
It isn't "hunting" any longer.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pre-Fab Tru-Con Brand Cuck-Sheds Now At the Outrage Outlet! at January 24, 2019 02:36 PM (hLRSq)


OMG, someone's getting whacked!

-- Baby seals on the ice off Newfoundland

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 24, 2019 02:46 PM (pNxlR)

364 Lots of media layoffs happening the moment the government checks stopped being printed. Seems some companies may be missing their sweet sweet kickbacks. Nahhhhh.

Posted by: ... at January 24, 2019 02:46 PM (K4ado)

365 "The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. That's a sea change. They literally know nothing," he said.

And he was exactly right. These are young people with no experience outside college who know almost nothing about the topics they "cover" and are almost wholly unprofessional. They were perpetualy owned -- not in the gamer l337speak version but owned like a pet -- by the White House because of this exact fact.

She doesn't even hear her own words. "Support the institutions you value".. Umm yeah we just did.

Exactly. That's why you're dying. Because we ARE doing that. And until you make yourself valuable, we'll continue to do so.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2019 02:47 PM (39g3+)

366 So the Dems sending an order of pizzas to Scalise's office...

What is this, Revenge of the Nerds??
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 24, 2019 02:46 PM (pkxmk

Why? Because he's Italian, they think that's all he eats?

Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2019 02:47 PM (NFEMn)

367
Putin 'helping' Maduro stay in office, continuing the slide of Venezuelan oil output into obscurity. Geez, who woulda guessed the Russkies would do something like that? Something that would help the Russian bottom line.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 24, 2019 02:47 PM (jYje5)

368 >>If Twitter is a shithole, and it is, journalists deserve a lot of credit for it.

The thing is there are some great investigators on twitter who are digging out all kinds of facts that the traditional media never did, not even when they were relevant.

All twitter on the right doesn't suck. But pretty much all of the blue checkmark mafia does. They care more about being friends with their media pals on the left than anything.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 24, 2019 02:47 PM (/tuJf)

369 Blogs are where people wear pajamas. Around here, we don't even have pants

Posted by: Roy at January 24, 2019 02:47 PM (mnAmV)

370 Greetings:

Is that the Staten Island Ferry in the photo's background ???

Posted by: 11B40 at January 24, 2019 02:47 PM (evgyj)

371 That Stetler Picture :

PowerBottom Prepares for Docking

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2019 02:47 PM (3cwgx)

372 Damn, there's a good amount of people defending Ace or at least saying that this Jay guy is deranged with TDS on Twitter.

Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic at January 24, 2019 02:47 PM (p3zMb)

373 Pants are overrated.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 24, 2019 02:47 PM (I/iGu)

374 I asked on twitter if Jay Caruso was the taint of the conservative movement?Ace says yes.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 24, 2019 02:48 PM (4e+hS)

375 The Bee Gees > The Beatles #FIGHTME


Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 24, 2019 02:48 PM (3cwgx)

376 367
Putin 'helping' Maduro stay in office, continuing the slide of Venezuelan oil output into obscurity. Geez, who woulda guessed the Russkies would do something like that? Something that would help the Russian bottom line.


I'm still waiting for the notice to go out that we can bid on Citgo stations...I've some fresh $20s in my wallet.

Posted by: JEM at January 24, 2019 02:48 PM (8erNz)

377 And just to clear the record...WE are the drunks, Caruso.

Hack.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 24, 2019 02:49 PM (Boy/L)

378 377 And just to clear the record...WE are the drunks, Caruso.

Hack.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 24, 2019 02:49 PM (Boy/L)

==============

I prefer lush.

I'm a fancy man.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 24, 2019 02:49 PM (XSSCs)

379 Think of all the new faces we're about to see as people wonder who that ace fella is.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 24, 2019 02:49 PM (McXzs)

380 379 Think of all the new faces we're about to see as people wonder who that ace fella is.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 24, 2019 02:49 PM (McXzs)

============

I predict many auto-bans as people comment on old posts.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 24, 2019 02:49 PM (XSSCs)

381 329 Speaking of the Russkies--see how they are threatening us over Venezuela? Fuck them.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2019 02:43 PM (NFEMn)


But think of the Gopnik memes!

*vomits*

Posted by: Hikaru at January 24, 2019 02:49 PM (UnA8+)

382 What surprises me is not that journalists are so sub-mediocre, I already knew that about.... everybody.

I am an Engineer. I know that the average engineer is an idiot. I would not trust the average engineer to do anything. And yet, get a big enough group of them together and the can do wonderful things.

Not to pick on engineers, the same is true of all professions.

But journalists seem to have created the perfect sorting so that only the worst go into the field, and only their worst ideas rise to the surface of that particular cesspool.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 24, 2019 02:50 PM (LWu6U)

383 OMG, someone's getting whacked!

-- Baby seals on the ice off Newfoundland

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 24, 2019 02:46 PM (pNxlR)


More like "Some people are going to be getting their stakes well-done whether they want to or not" and leave it at that.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pre-Fab Tru-Con Brand Cuck-Sheds Now At the Outrage Outlet! at January 24, 2019 02:50 PM (hLRSq)

384 The Bee Gees > The Beatles #FIGHTME


Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 24, 2019 02:48 PM (3cwgx)

lol

Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2019 02:50 PM (NFEMn)

385 126 EMBRYONAL CELL CARCINOMA WAS THE SECRET HERO IN BRIAN'S SONG FIGHT ME WITH RETWEETS AND VALIDATION IF YOU DISAGREE
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? Tune in January 25th! at January 24, 2019

*
*
Jurassic Park was really about the pitiful plight of the raptors.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 24, 2019 02:50 PM (7MRhd)

386 I think that at least partly this entire detonation of the news is partly because of Twitter's "deplatforming" of anyone who might cry foul or provide additional information. There are a few people out there, but they aren't getting much notice or retweets these days, the biggest names were killed off and thrown off the platform.

So its open season for the demented left to spew stupid on there without any checks on their projectile vomit of lies. And its coming around to make them look even worse than ever.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2019 02:50 PM (39g3+)

387

Is Venezuela The New Syria?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 24, 2019 02:50 PM (pkxmk)

388 (plural power bottoms)

Power bottoms might be the plural but Powers Bottom would be a great name for a trueCon elitist.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 24, 2019 02:50 PM (MkcN1)

389 384 The Bee Gees > The Beatles #FIGHTME


Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 24, 2019 02:48 PM (3cwgx)

lol
Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2019 02:50 PM (NFEMn)

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The Godfather is the worst movie of the 70s. Fight me! Please!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 24, 2019 02:51 PM (XSSCs)

390 379 Think of all the new faces we're about to see as people wonder who that ace fella is.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 24, 2019 02:49 PM (McXzs)

So you are saying zombie should take over ace's id protection detail?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 24, 2019 02:51 PM (ycWCI)

391 Ace begins to resemble Godzilla tapdancing across Tokyo.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 24, 2019 02:51 PM (7OF+y)

392 There's a near 30 iq difference between people who go into journalism school and those who study engineering iirc.

Posted by: Someguy at January 24, 2019 02:51 PM (WYC5Y)

393 Screw them. and the boat they came in on.

Posted by: vivi at January 24, 2019 02:51 PM (11H2y)

394 I prefer lush.

I'm a fancy man.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 24, 2019 02:49 PM (XSSCs)
+++++++++++
Meh. I was never that in to shoegaze.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2019 02:51 PM (I2dne)

395 4 ace is killing it.
Posted by: Deep Moron


murder

Posted by: eleven at January 24, 2019 02:51 PM (NLLmE)

396
But the Chinese and Maduro? I don't see that. They actually want and *need* the oil that socialism can't provide.

It's gonna get interesting.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 24, 2019 02:51 PM (jYje5)

397 And just to clear the record...WE are the drunks, Caruso.

Hack.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)

>Sorry, but I'm designated driver.

Or is that heresy here?

Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic at January 24, 2019 02:51 PM (p3zMb)

398 Jurassic Park was really about the pitiful plight of the raptors.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


Somebody gets it!!!!

Posted by: Blue at January 24, 2019 02:51 PM (LPnfS)

399 Is the Monroe Doctrine still a thing?

Or did Obama get rid of it with an EO?

Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2019 02:51 PM (NFEMn)

400 Please let Jay and Jonah come over here and argue. Please. Pretty please.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 24, 2019 02:51 PM (McXzs)

401 I defer to the Horde's expertise in the classification of gheydom, but Stelter seems more like a submissive chub than a powerbottom.

Posted by: Nomenclaturally yours at January 24, 2019 02:51 PM (L78vw)

402 296 What is a jay caruso? Is it an annoying, operatic bird?
Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem


check out a pic of him.

lol AF.

Posted by: x at January 24, 2019 02:51 PM (nFwvY)

403 Blogs are where people wear pajamas. Around here, we don't even have pants
Posted by: Roy at January 24, 2019 02:47 PM


I'd like to think that's not true, at least around the holidays.

Posted by: Pajama Boy'd at January 24, 2019 02:51 PM (DMUuz)

404
I think 'journalists' basically get their stories these days by reading Twitter, Facebook, and HuffPo. VERY little legwork or original thinking.

It's human nature to be lazy. It's lefty nature to assume all righties are racist, homophobic etc, etc, the usual epithets..

Posted by: Sphynx at January 24, 2019 02:51 PM (rXie1)

405 Love that John Denver song. "Calypso."

Posted by: I Don't Care - Do You? at January 24, 2019 02:52 PM (t2P6q)

406 "366
So the Dems sending an order of pizzas to Scalise's office...



What is this, Revenge of the Nerds??

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 24, 2019 02:46 PM (pkxmk



Why? Because he's Italian, they think that's all he eats?

Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2019 02:47 PM (NFEMn)"
...
I'm not saying they stiffed them with the bill; it was paid for. It's mocking his anti-trafficking work.

Posted by: lurker (the other one. buy radios too) at January 24, 2019 02:52 PM (eAshZ)

407 6 My wife met her boyfriend on Twitter!
Posted by: Brian Stelter



fkn lol

Posted by: eleven at January 24, 2019 02:52 PM (NLLmE)

408 Brian Seltzer
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What IS a powerbottom

Posted by: Sphynx at January 24, 2019 02:43 PM (rXie1)
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Correct. Select again.

Posted by: Alex Trebek at January 24, 2019 02:52 PM (K4ado)

409 399 Is the Monroe Doctrine still a thing?

Or did Obama get rid of it with an EO?
Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2019 02:51 PM (NFEMn)

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Hasn't been actual policy since the 19th century.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 24, 2019 02:52 PM (XSSCs)

410 387

Is Venezuela The New Syria?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 24, 2019 02:50 PM (pkxmk)

More like the new Soviet Union, Cambodia, etc etc etc.

Funny, I have never heard the term 'Late Stage Socialism' yet.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 24, 2019 02:52 PM (ycWCI)

411 Jay Caruso on twitter sez "NRO dares to publish people who don't have their head ensconced within Trump's nuts**k. Like Ace."

It's on!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 24, 2019 02:52 PM (ptqGC)

412 Side Margins blown on main page

Margins blown in comments

Weird day today

Posted by: Yo! at January 24, 2019 02:52 PM (1XAal)

413 Someone who graduated from East Lansing Community College with an AA in Communications, and who has never held a job before, but who has 100,000 Instagram followers, will be hired over a rival candidate with a Masters in Journalism from Columbia, 5 years experience at the LA TImes, but no social media accounts. Guaranteed. I know this to be 100% based on the experiences of many friends and acquaintances."

When you think about it, this is in fact completely rational and appropriate from a market standpoint. A person with 100,000 followers has demonstrated that they at least know how to generate some online attention, which is all the game is really about.

A Masters in Journalism from Columbia isn't worth a bucket of warm spit, not in the real world. And 5 years at the LA Times means just about as much as 5 years working the pole at the Caligula Club. Maybe less.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 24, 2019 02:52 PM (Kpl3J)

414 If we had a Gay, Lesbian, or Transgender Presdent all the country's problem would disserpear !!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattlboro, VT at January 24, 2019 02:52 PM (qM84C)

415 There's a near 30 iq difference between people who go into journalism school and those who study engineering iirc.
Posted by: Someguy at January 24, 2019 02:51 PM (WYC5Y)


Speaking as an engineer, journalism majors must be really dumb.

Posted by: Kane at January 24, 2019 02:52 PM (lrz8Z)

416
She doesn't even hear her own words. "Support the institutions you value".. Umm yeah we just did.



Exactly. That's why you're dying. Because we ARE doing that. And until you make yourself valuable, we'll continue to do so.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2019 02:47 PM (39g3+)


Next thing you tell us is that insulting our customers is a bad idea?

Dirty Birdy Mr Man.


Buy our product!

Posted by: Jillett Razors at January 24, 2019 02:52 PM (ymnmz)

417 I am an Engineer. I know that the average engineer is an idiot. I would not trust the average engineer to do anything. And yet, get a big enough group of them together and the can do wonderful things.

THere is a delusion that some jobs attract superior humanity, that once you're in that position you're more noble, competent, and ethical somehow. Doctors, scientists, engineers, etc. Whatever the culturally honored jobs at the time are.

And its nonsense. Every job has lazy worthless people in it, the majority of everyone in a specific job is mediocre at it, and nobody becomes a better person for taking a role at a job site. Slipping on that white coat doesn't make a scientist no longer biased, foolish, or mistaken. Doing a "STEM" job doesn't make you a higher sort of human.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2019 02:52 PM (39g3+)

418 Today is....

National BEER CAN APPRECIATION DAY!
Beer Can Appreciation Day recognizes the great day in 1935 when beer was first sold in cans.

Posted by: tux at January 24, 2019 02:52 PM (RrtlF)

419
Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at January 24, 2019 02:53 PM (1XAal)

420 Jay Caruso did 290 tweets so far today!

Busy in that echo chamber, no?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at January 24, 2019 02:53 PM (+fPHo)

421 The world was a better place when people did not discuss such terms in polite company. Or even impolite company.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 24, 2019 02:53 PM (LWu6U)

422 418 Today is....

National BEER CAN APPRECIATION DAY!
Beer Can Appreciation Day recognizes the great day in 1935 when beer was first sold in cans.
Posted by: tux at January 24, 2019 02:52 PM (RrtlF)
====

Mmmmmmmmmmmm....canned beer

Posted by: Homer Jay Simpson at January 24, 2019 02:53 PM (BDZWU)

423 412 Side Margins blown on main page

Margins blown in comments

Weird day today


Please don't post about something being 'blown' in a thread at least nominally referencing Brian Stelter.

'Ettes may hurl.

Posted by: JEM at January 24, 2019 02:53 PM (8erNz)

424 So you are saying zombie should take over ace's id protection detail?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 24, 2019 02:51 PM (ycWCI)


Ace's anonymity lies secure in his particular ability to blend in with small dogs and stuffed animals.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 24, 2019 02:53 PM (McXzs)

425
I'm not saying they stiffed them with the bill; it was paid for. It's mocking his anti-trafficking work.


There comes a time when some people just need to be put down like dogs.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 24, 2019 02:53 PM (pkxmk)

426 The Bee Gees > The Beatles #FIGHTME


Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 24, 2019 02:48 PM (3cwgx)

lol
Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2019 02:50 PM (NFEMn)

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The Godfather is the worst movie of the 70s. Fight me! Please!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 24, 2019 02:51 PM (XSSCs)

Actually, the worst movie of the '70's was Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Band.......starring the Bee Gees.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2019 02:53 PM (NFEMn)

427 Behold, the gods that Tweet!

Posted by: Kafiristanians at January 24, 2019 02:53 PM (MAPar)

428 Didn't ace just call Trump a dumbass like a week ago?

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at January 24, 2019 02:54 PM (Sd8UT)

429 >Sorry, but I'm designated driver.

Or is that heresy here?


Not heretical, but you are automatically under suspicion. So keep your knees where we can see them at all times.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 24, 2019 02:54 PM (Boy/L)

430 I'm late to the thread, as usual.
Butterball Powerbottom!
Again, pure poetry, ace.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 24, 2019 02:54 PM (8iiMU)

431 Caruso did 290 tweets so far today!
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Feelings status: Ouchie mommy!

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at January 24, 2019 02:54 PM (Sd8UT)

432 Then answer me this, Butterball Powerbottom:

What would you say you do here?


Reads from a Teleprompter? Holds real still for the makeup artist? Finishes off the complementary stale day-old donuts in the break room?

After all, he doesn't need to actually fact check anything -- He's got layers and layers of fact checkers for those peon jobs.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 24, 2019 02:54 PM (Z4rgH)

433 'butterball power bottom' may well be the most brutally funny thing I've ever read here. lof'nl

Posted by: cnation at January 24, 2019 02:54 PM (Eu5Of)

434 This is actually interesting to me. When Ace said he was going to be applying boot to nuts all week long on here to the press and nevertrumpers I thought "well this should be entertaining but do they even listen to him any longer, now that he's not on social media?"

But... apparently they do, and that makes it all the more awesome to behold. He's hitting them under the armor with truth that burns like lemon juice on a papercut.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2019 02:55 PM (39g3+)

435 BREAKING:

Conversation hearts will not be available for St. Valentine's Day this year.

Necco went out of business, and Spangler, the company that bought the heart candy, just couldn't get their act together in time.



Posted by: IrishEi at January 24, 2019 02:55 PM (NtglE)

436 The Viet Nam War > The Revolutionary War!

Come get some!!1!

Posted by: Tom Nichols at January 24, 2019 02:55 PM (4e+hS)

437 430 I'm late to the thread, as usual.
Butterball Powerbottom!
Again, pure poetry, ace.


Yeah, but come Thanksgiving, you're gonna look at the supermarket freezer case and blanch a little.

Honestly, won't you?

Posted by: JEM at January 24, 2019 02:55 PM (8erNz)

438 Are Trump's poll numbers really in the 30s like that cockweasel Caruso says on his Twatter?

I thought he was at like 50% a week ago.

Posted by: I Don't Care - Do You? at January 24, 2019 02:56 PM (t2P6q)

439 here's a near 30 iq difference between people who go into journalism school and those who study engineering iirc.
Posted by: Someguy at January 24, 2019 02:51 PM (WYC5Y)

Maybe, maybe not. But you can bullshit your way through journalism school. You can't bullshit your way through math and hard science.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2019 02:56 PM (NFEMn)

440 >>432 Then answer me this, Butterball Powerbottom:

What would you say you do here?



Love Michael Bolton. I celebrate the guy's entire catalog.

Posted by: Sphynx at January 24, 2019 02:56 PM (rXie1)

441 Slipping on that white coat doesn't make a scientist no longer biased, foolish, or mistaken. Doing a "STEM" job doesn't make you a higher sort of human.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2019 02:52 PM (39g3+)


This.

A liberal acquaintance bleated that the scientists sought truth and wouldn't manipulate public opinion to advance their own interests.

I told him we must know different scientists, because (while I do know many who are committed to the truth) I also know a lot who wouldn't steal a stove while it was still hot, and whom I wouldn't trust as far as I could spit.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at January 24, 2019 02:56 PM (6b1dn)

442 >>The world was a better place when people did not discuss such terms in polite company. Or even impolite company.

You're going to have to be more specific.

Do you mean Stelter or powerbottom?

Posted by: JackStraw at January 24, 2019 02:56 PM (/tuJf)

443 Funny, I have never heard the term 'Late Stage Socialism' yet.


Posted by: Aetius451AD


--

It goes by the Russian term Gulag

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 24, 2019 02:56 PM (aWhzp)

444 387

Is Venezuela The New Syria? "

Syria is different because you have a host of outside powers propping up the various groups. That's why the war would never end, because the arms being pumped in from outside never ended no matter how many bodies piled up. Venezuela is a bit different, in that the military conflict is less, but the government has managed to almost totally collapse not just the economy, but society itself. They are losing the ability to even provide minimal food and water to more than a fraction of the people there, which is why the unrest is finally boiling to the surface.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 24, 2019 02:56 PM (Kpl3J)

445 @420: "Jay Caruso did 290 tweets so far today!"

And likely ten times as many searches for his own name.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 24, 2019 02:56 PM (I/iGu)

446 Are Trump's poll numbers really in the 30s like that cockweasel Caruso says on his Twatter?

I thought he was at like 50% a week ago.
Posted by: I Don't Care - Do You? at January 24, 2019 02:56 PM (t2P6q)

I think it's like 45%

Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2019 02:57 PM (NFEMn)

447 I'm predicting that Jay Caruso skips leg day.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 24, 2019 02:57 PM (DMUuz)

448 Awwwhhhh. Big Bad NRO "Magazine" can't just ignore the musings of little old unimportant Ace? Sad!

Posted by: ... at January 24, 2019 02:57 PM (K4ado)

449 Spangler, the company that bought the heart candy, just couldn't get their act together in time.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 24, 2019 02:55 PM (NtglE)


How can that be? That's all they do.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 24, 2019 02:57 PM (T71PA)

450
Do 'Vietnam times' veterans get dental care? Because I know one who needs it.

Posted by: Sphynx at January 24, 2019 02:57 PM (rXie1)

451 437
430 I'm late to the thread, as usual.

Butterball Powerbottom!

Again, pure poetry, ace.



Yeah, but come Thanksgiving, you're gonna look at the supermarket freezer case and blanch a little.



Honestly, won't you?

Posted by: JEM at January 24, 2019 02:55 PM (8erNz)


I never blanch at a turkey. Let's just get her here up onna table and yup..........




Diabeeetus

Posted by: Wilford Brimley's Arcane Reference Challenge at January 24, 2019 02:57 PM (ymnmz)

452 Got CSPAN on. My Lord, these lazy ass senators are taking their sweet ass time voting on the bill with the wall funding. I read this thread, made a comment, and they are STILL rounding up these assholes.
It is currently 26 Yes, 43 No, so the thing will fail.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at January 24, 2019 02:57 PM (8iiMU)

453 Conversation hearts will not be available for St. Valentine's Day this year.

Necco went out of business, and Spangler, the company that bought the heart candy, just couldn't get their act together in time.


And of course the Thompson went out of production years ago, so seriously, who cares about that day anyway?

Posted by: JEM at January 24, 2019 02:57 PM (8erNz)

454 O/T:

So Squats with Unions, not wanting to be outflanked on the Left, has one upped AOC and now has called for a "Wealth Tax" on assets over $50 million.

Those wealthy Democratic donors just stopped smiling and crapped their pants.

Posted by: WisRich at January 24, 2019 02:57 PM (G0vdT)

455 420 Jay Caruso did 290 tweets so far today!

Busy in that echo chamber, no?
Posted by: Les Kinetic at January 24, 2019 02:53 PM (+fPHo)

Jesus freakin' Christ, when does he have time to go to the bathroom?

(Don't actually answer that.)

Posted by: Jonah G at January 24, 2019 02:57 PM (RD7QR)

456 I could use a leg day

Posted by: Skip at January 24, 2019 02:57 PM (/rm4P)

457 That photo of the guy on the boat was taken in New York Harbor near the Statue of Liberty. The Staten Island Ferry is in the background along with the Verrazano Narrow Bridge on the right and Towers from the Brooklyn Army Terminal to his right.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 24, 2019 02:58 PM (RpM6k)

458 As someone who understands complex issues and appreciates journalism, I have always enjoyed Mr. Stelter's unbiased commentaries.

The far-right extremists who pounce on every opportunity to spread their hateful ideology are on the wrong side of history.

Posted by: Susan Olivia Cuthbertson-Klein at January 24, 2019 02:58 PM (ismre)

459 Between the Corrupt Media, the Corporate Left, the Communists, and the Cuckservatives, who needs enemies?

Posted by: Soon We Shall All Be Forced To Wear Stars at January 24, 2019 02:58 PM (uloIh)

460 And 5 years at the LA Times means just about as much as 5 years working the pole at the Caligula Club. Maybe less.

Posted by: Tom Servo


--
In dollars, certainly.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 24, 2019 02:58 PM (aWhzp)

461 Ah right so now ace is just a Trump ass-kisser. So even lefties posing as righties can't help but lie constantly.

Anyway I'm sure they have another article to plagiarize.

Posted by: ... at January 24, 2019 02:58 PM (K4ado)

462 Used a years worth of commas in one rant. Glorious.

Posted by: Anchovy at January 24, 2019 02:58 PM (B3kya)

463 @435: "BREAKING: Conversation hearts will not be available for St. Valentine's Day this year."

Judging by flavor, they could sell whatever rejects they swept off the factory floor ten years ago, and no one would notice a difference.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 24, 2019 02:58 PM (I/iGu)

464 LOL that cuck is getting ratioed good and hard on his little rant thread

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 24, 2019 02:59 PM (H+tLE)

465 Got to remind myself that Jay Caruso is not Jay Cost. Was sad for a moment that the Real Clear Politics guy went off the deep end.

Posted by: Floyd of Rosedale at January 24, 2019 02:59 PM (GaIMc)

466 >>>434 This is actually interesting to me. When Ace said he was going to be applying boot to nuts all week long on here to the press and nevertrumpers I thought "well this should be entertaining but do they even listen to him any longer, now that he's not on social media?"

But... apparently they do, and that makes it all the more awesome to behold. He's hitting them under the armor with truth that burns like lemon juice on a papercut.

...

yeah, there are people who keep saying "Please come back to twitter" but I'm like: Why would I? You're saying come back on twitter so that I can burn the cucks but here I am roasting the cucks until their fat bellies burst open with steaming guts and MY SITE is getting monetized for it, not Twitter's.


Posted by: Jonah "Ace of Spades" Goldberg at January 24, 2019 02:59 PM (PbpT7)

467 Twitter? Anything for that squirt of Dopamine, man

Posted by: Regular joe at January 24, 2019 02:59 PM (cZlKA)

468 Vietnam was a illegal Nixon war and these people who killed innocent Veitanese people do not deserve any benerfits !!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattlboro, VT at January 24, 2019 02:59 PM (qM84C)

469 Conversation hearts will not be available for St. Valentine's Day this year.

Necco went out of business, and Spangler, the company that bought the heart candy, just couldn't get their act together in time. "

I thought they made those by just cutting pieces of blackboard chalk into thin slices.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 24, 2019 03:00 PM (Kpl3J)

470 That's some of the best Ace ever, so I sent a pittance by PayPal. Thanks!

Posted by: gp at January 24, 2019 03:00 PM (mk9aG)

471 454 O/T:

So Squats with Unions, not wanting to be outflanked on the Left, has one upped AOC and now has called for a "Wealth Tax" on assets over $50 million.

Those wealthy Democratic donors just stopped smiling and crapped their pants.

Posted by: WisRich at January 24, 2019 02:57 PM (G0vdT)

See that's a tax that would actually work. None of this income tax nonsense. It'd probably also have some immediate negative impact on the economy, but it'd collect revenue.

Posted by: Someguy at January 24, 2019 03:00 PM (WYC5Y)

472 >>>455 420 Jay Caruso did 290 tweets so far today!

Busy in that echo chamber, no?
Posted by: Les Kinetic at January 24, 2019 02:53 PM (+fPHo)

Jesus freakin' Christ, when does he have time to go to the bathroom?

(Don't actually answer that.)

IS that true? DID HE REALLY POST 290 TWEETS?

Because if that's true, that's a post. And that's also a diagnosable mental condition.

Posted by: Jonah at January 24, 2019 03:00 PM (PbpT7)

473 The Never-Trumpers don't seem to get it.
You're either on Team Trump or Team Socialist.
Run a third party candidate and you get Team Socialist.
Team Socialist is off the rails crazy and will destroy this country.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 24, 2019 03:00 PM (hECVl)

474 Jay Caruso did 290 tweets so far today!

JOURNALISM*

*--ADHD with acute futile mastrubation

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 24, 2019 03:00 PM (Boy/L)

475 Those wealthy Democratic donors just stopped smiling and crapped their pants.

As someone whose assets are far enough below the $50M threshold to be safe for the next decade or so, I'd love to see the AOC/Fauxcahontas wing of the party go hammer and tongs (or hammer and sickle) after the core moneybags that fund their party. That'd be a new textbook definition of 'Pyrrhic victory'.

Posted by: JEM at January 24, 2019 03:00 PM (8erNz)

476 Aside from being trapped in 2004 (and whatever roach motel laden, beer can strewn shithole he lives in), he's completely unoriginal."

BOOM!! ACE IS NOT A SELL OUT !!!

Posted by: sOME mORON at January 24, 2019 03:01 PM (ICWiF)

477 PUNCH UP! - Ace

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2019 03:01 PM (3cwgx)

478 454 O/T:

So Squats with Unions, not wanting to be outflanked on the Left, has one upped AOC and now has called for a "Wealth Tax" on assets over $50 million.

Those wealthy Democratic donors just stopped smiling and crapped their pants.
Posted by: WisRich at January 24, 2019 02:57 PM (G0vdT)

Nah, there's always an out for the Right People.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at January 24, 2019 03:01 PM (RD7QR)

479 Carusa, yes, like we'd take advice from those who voted Hillary! our Republican betters* fer sure.

just own what you are Vote Dem! again

Posted by: willow at January 24, 2019 03:01 PM (gLMhO)

480 Thanks for the donation, gp. I will steal the money from Ace like I steal his content.

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 24, 2019 03:01 PM (PbpT7)

481 A Masters in Journalism from Columbia isn't worth a bucket of warm spit, not in the real world.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 24, 2019 02:52 PM


A degree in International Relations and Economics from Boston College, on the other hand ...

Posted by: Alexandria Occasional-Cortex at January 24, 2019 03:01 PM (DMUuz)

482 Fat boy better not fall overboard because I'm sure he can't swim.

Posted by: wth at January 24, 2019 03:01 PM (v0R5T)

483
And their excuse, I gather, is "We wuz fooled."

Or "We got caught."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at January 24, 2019 03:01 PM (aKsyK)

484 How can that be? That's all they do.
Posted by: DR.WTF at January 24, 2019 02:57 PM
~~~~~

Spangler also makes Dum-Dum lollipops. Yeah, Dum-Dums!

Posted by: IrishEi at January 24, 2019 03:01 PM (NtglE)

485 455
420 Jay Caruso did 290 tweets so far today!



Busy in that echo chamber, no?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at January 24, 2019 02:53 PM (+fPHo)



Jesus freakin' Christ, when does he have time to go to the bathroom?



(Don't actually answer that.)

Posted by: Jonah G at January 24, 2019 02:57 PM (RD7QR)

He's that guy who puts his phone on the floor of the shitter after he spends 20 minutes tweeting while taking a dump and he needs to wipe his ass.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 24, 2019 03:01 PM (ymnmz)

486 >>Thanks for the donation, gp. I will steal the money from Ace like I steal his content


You want his Turntable and Amp?

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2019 03:01 PM (3cwgx)

487 So Squats with Unions, not wanting to be outflanked on the Left, has one upped AOC and now has called for a "Wealth Tax" on assets over $50 million.

--

Pikers. They should take it all. 100 percent of it. Socialism isn't victorious until they kill all of the elites as well as the kulaks.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 24, 2019 03:02 PM (aWhzp)

488 They still call themselves "leading conservative magazine". So at least two lies unless plagiarism is now considered "leading".

Posted by: ... at January 24, 2019 03:02 PM (K4ado)

489 Actually, the worst movie of the '70's was Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Band.......starring the Bee Gees."

The Movie that Dares Not Speak its Name.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 24, 2019 03:02 PM (Kpl3J)

490 Carusa, is drunk on his progressive sperm donors.

Posted by: willow at January 24, 2019 03:02 PM (gLMhO)

491
That's not what I mean.

I mean Is Venezuela the new venue we'll be fighting our real enemies such as Iran, Russia, etc?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 24, 2019 03:02 PM (pkxmk)

492 Rush yesterday talked about Twitter storms. A decade ago his advertisers
were berated by 10s of thousands which after a long investigation turned
out to be a small group using software to appear huge. Maybe someday he
will realize the Twitter storms are the same thing done larger.

The idea of appearing as a large number of people on Twitter to push a far left agenda using software was talked about a decade ago by a left-wing online activist who was part of the group around the Speedway bomber when they went after conservatives in blogs.

Posted by: geoffb at January 24, 2019 03:02 PM (zOpu5)

493 This posting reminds me of 30-35 years ago and it's been a rocket sled ride to hell..

When I did my undergrad at Michigan State, well, if your shit wasn't straight, your IQ wasn't that high, and you had no idea where you were going, you were a telecommunications major.

Then it got worse.

Did my graduate work at THE Ohio State University. There, you weren't a telecom major, you were a [fanfare of trumpets] journalism major. Your ego was the size of a house and your actual abilities just barely above the cash register person at Wendy's. G_d help anyone who tried to correct your errors in the Daily Lantern. Not that it stopped those of us in the Chemistry Dept from having some fun anyways.

And now here we are today...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at January 24, 2019 03:02 PM (7s3Gx)

494 "When I see the name Butterball Powerbottom, I have visions of those ancient commercials for belt exercise shakers for fat women."

Those things can be really dangerous!

Posted by: Hairy Reed at January 24, 2019 03:02 PM (eAZVt)

495 stella artois, lol

Posted by: concrete girl at January 24, 2019 03:02 PM (3O41F)

496 yeah, there are people who keep saying "Please come back to twitter" but I'm like: Why would I? You're saying come back on twitter so that I can burn the cucks but here I am roasting the cucks until their fat bellies burst open with steaming guts and MY SITE is getting monetized for it, not Twitter's.


Posted by: Jonah "Ace of Spades" Goldberg at January 24, 2019 02:59 PM (PbpT7)

===========

Works for me!

Twitter sucks.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 24, 2019 03:03 PM (ANN96)

497 @472: "IS that true? DID HE REALLY POST 290 TWEETS? Because if that's true, that's a post. And that's also a diagnosable mental condition."

Just ask AmishDude. His daily Twitter post count went stratospheric after he was banned here. Some guys never seem to notice their public obsessions are easily quantifiable.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 24, 2019 03:03 PM (I/iGu)

498 Before Twitter, you were removed from us. Anyone who's removed seems exalted. We knew you were leftwing political operators, but, and I hate to admit this, your remoteness made you seem like you were... elite.

Now we've seen what you really are. You're C- minus students and fat-assed pencil pushers with a nose for sniffing out the right dicks to suck.

You're fucking pathetic. You're Salon Commenters with a personal makeup budget.

That's what Twitter revealed.


Brutally true and painful to even consider.

But here's the key point to analyze:

But I'm leaning toward the Silicon Valley exec's view that the incessant tweeting undermines trust. "You guys are down in the mud with the bots and the bad faith actors," the tech exec said.

The pull of Twitter, its charm and primary interest is that you're interacting with all sorts of people, including People That Matter and blue check celebrity types. People get all proud when a Celebrity, a CELEBRITY! retweets or likes their post. Or, bliss upon bliss, one FOLLOWS THEM!!!1!1!!! That's its main pull. Its nice to get reactions and such but you know little people don't mean as much as SOMEONE IMPORTANT like an actor or a reporter with a blue check of ultimate significance.

If they pull back on this, if they stop tweeting and interacting with people.... twitter dies. Its no fun being with just a bunch of random Jobu's most of whom are kids or at least subnormal IQ and attack you with stupid memes for having an opinion. Even less fun is the "yes you are right, we agree" NPC responses.

Lose that thrill of interacting with someone you've convinced yourself matters more than you, and Twitter loses its entire purpose and draw.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2019 03:03 PM (39g3+)

499 >>So Squats with Unions, not wanting to be outflanked on the Left, has one upped AOC and now has called for a "Wealth Tax" on assets over $50 million.

Those wealthy Democratic donors just stopped smiling and crapped their pants.




Apparently there was giggling at Davos over a question on whether or not they support AOC's 70% tax on the rich. No, no they don't.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 24, 2019 03:03 PM (W+vEI)

500 I am an Engineer. I know that the average engineer is an idiot. I would not trust the average engineer to do anything. And yet, get a big enough group of them together and the can do wonderful things.

==

I know, right? It's like any other field, normal engineers stand on the shoulders of giants. I'd be scared shitless if I had to actually do engineering. But all these major engineering places rely on one super genius to herd the merely super bright to design one spring or place one diode in the right place.

Posted by: assault smirk at January 24, 2019 03:03 PM (tMBkW)

501 Caruso calling Ace unoriginal is him essentially admitting he's a liberal because that's projection with a capital P.

The blue check brigade is one big echo chamber and they do nothing but parrot the NT taking points.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 24, 2019 03:04 PM (McXzs)

502 Nah, there's always an out for the Right People.

..


Zip code exemptions.

Posted by: Ha at January 24, 2019 03:04 PM (MAstk)

503 481 A Masters in Journalism from Columbia isn't worth a bucket of warm spit, not in the real world.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 24, 2019 02:52 PM

A degree in International Relations and Economics from Boston College, on the other hand ...


Never mind the Kennedy School or, God forbid, the Oxford PPE.

Posted by: JEM at January 24, 2019 03:04 PM (8erNz)

504 Caruso, like all of his class, has a more elevated opinion of himself and them than the general public does.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 24, 2019 03:04 PM (2/hY1)

505 MY SITE is getting monetized for it

-

we are all ace's money bag, giving content ... well "content" away for free. Better here than fucking jack though.

Posted by: assault smirk at January 24, 2019 03:04 PM (tMBkW)

506 Today is....

National BEER CAN APPRECIATION DAY!
Beer Can Appreciation Day recognizes the great day in 1935 when beer was first sold in cans.

Posted by: tux at January 24, 2019 02:52 PM (RrtlF)
.........

Guess I better set some up this afternoon for a little plink practice.

Posted by: wth at January 24, 2019 03:04 PM (v0R5T)

507 469 Conversation hearts will not be available for St. Valentine's Day this year.

Necco went out of business, and Spangler, the company that bought the heart candy, just couldn't get their act together in time. "

I thought they made those by just cutting pieces of blackboard chalk into thin slices.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 24, 2019 03:00 PM (Kpl3J)

How to make Conversation Hearts https://www.thespruceeats.com/conversation-hearts-521539

Posted by: sOME mORON at January 24, 2019 03:05 PM (ICWiF)

508 >> Caruso calling Ace unoriginal


What was Jay Caruso doing 15 years ago?

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2019 03:05 PM (3cwgx)

509 I mean Is Venezuela the new venue we'll be fighting our real enemies such as Iran, Russia, etc?



Posted by: Soothsayer

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No. Not geographically strategic, and their potential wealth in oil is now years from paying off, since the army experts ruined the fields.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 24, 2019 03:05 PM (aWhzp)

510 481 A Masters in Journalism from Columbia isn't worth a bucket of warm spit, not in the real world.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 24, 2019 02:52 PM

A degree in International Relations and Economics from Boston College, on the other hand ..."

I was looking at a sad post by some Editor that was getting laid off by HuffPo, and she was going on about how unfair it all was, especially since she herself had PhD in - wait for it - Romantic Comedies!

Seriously, a PhD in RomComs. That's what passes for qualifications in the press these days.

(I'd say that most of us have done better writing on the topic on our weekly movie thread than she ever has. Give us all a PhD!)

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 24, 2019 03:05 PM (Kpl3J)

511 Brian Stelter, isn't he an SNL member?

Posted by: Braenyard at January 24, 2019 03:06 PM (ePWRo)

512
...here I am roasting the cucks until their fat bellies burst open with steaming guts and MY SITE is getting monetized for it, not Twitter's. (Ace)

That's rocket science to those dumb fvcks.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 24, 2019 03:06 PM (jYje5)

513 Gillette parody ad, pretty funny : https://is.gd/YgYce9

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 24, 2019 03:06 PM (4e+hS)

514 You want his Turntable and Amp?

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2019 03:01 PM


Both of his turntables. And his microphone.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 24, 2019 03:06 PM (eiG+i)

515 >>>You want his Turntable and Amp?


I do but hold it for a while. I have shelving issues as well as a lack of somewhere to send it to. (I don't want to give out my actual address - I do trust you, but people do get their address books hacked.)

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 24, 2019 03:06 PM (PbpT7)

516 You have to admit, the quality of the sidebar has elevated significantly since Ace egressed Twitter.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 24, 2019 03:06 PM (DMUuz)

517 >>Seriously, a PhD in RomComs. That's what passes for qualifications in the press these days.


Some university is laughing over the fact they can charge good money for that degree.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 24, 2019 03:06 PM (W+vEI)

518 Jonah Goldberg is that SOB who talks about how good the lunches his SO packs are while he's eating something he stole out of the fridge and everybody knows it.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at January 24, 2019 03:07 PM (AM1GF)

519 I DIDN'T BLOW THE MARGINS!
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 24, 2019 02:26 PM (mf5HN)


It's just ice cream?

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 24, 2019 03:07 PM (wCmLp)

520 Some guys never seem to notice their public obsessions are easily quantifiable.

It sneaks up on you. I'll come here, comment some, think I've not actually been on much, then see my name in the wall of shame. #2 Christopher R Taylor (11,002,324 comments)

Yeah, that was a productive week.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2019 03:07 PM (39g3+)

521 Garrett,

Seriously thank you for the offer, I think that's really touching, and I would really like that turntable and amp, but I have to figure out where I'd have you send it.

Posted by: ace at January 24, 2019 03:07 PM (PbpT7)

522 "Butterball Powerbottom"
Reading this, it moved.

Posted by: Shep at January 24, 2019 03:07 PM (jxbfJ)

523 501 Caruso calling Ace unoriginal is him essentially admitting he's a liberal because that's projection with a capital P.

Look, you there are many things you can call ace.

But, god, unoriginal? You must be kidding.

Posted by: JEM at January 24, 2019 03:07 PM (8erNz)

524 Caruso works for the Dallas Morning News. He's probably a NeverCruz Guy now too since Cruz reprimanded the NeverTrumpers.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 24, 2019 03:07 PM (VeUrT)

525 I have superpowers! Eats whole live turkey.

Posted by: Butterball Powerbottom at January 24, 2019 03:07 PM (Kkby3)

526 >>>Caruso, like all of his class,

Primata?

Posted by: ace at January 24, 2019 03:08 PM (PbpT7)

527 LOL that cuck is getting ratioed good and hard on his little rant thread
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 24, 2019 02:59 PM (H+tLE)
+++++++++++
Which one? Caruso's or Goldberg's?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2019 03:08 PM (I2dne)

528 Have you morons seen this emerging marketing tactic:

We feel sorry for out-of-work non-essential government workers, so we're offering them free sh!t.

I just saw another one of these today. Local auto shop giving the poor oppressed government strikers $250 free labor.

I don't get it. Pity for non-essential, overpaid, underworked Democrats? Can that really succeed as a marketing/branding strategy?

Posted by: gp at January 24, 2019 03:08 PM (mk9aG)

529 487 So Squats with Unions, not wanting to be outflanked on the Left, has one upped AOC and now has called for a "Wealth Tax" on assets over $50 million. "

I wonder how many of the Journalistic Geniuses even realize that this is simply a warmed over re-hash of Huey Long's 1932 campaign platform. How about you, Gay Caruso? Did that occur to your fat noggin?

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 24, 2019 03:08 PM (Kpl3J)

530 @498: "Lose that thrill of interacting with someone you've convinced yourself matters more than you, and Twitter loses its entire purpose and draw."

Matthew Dowd is a perfect example of narcissistic feedback loops on Twitter.

He compulsively searches his mentions and retweets every last rando who says something nice about him, and in turn, his loneliest followers crawl over one another in hopes of being retweeted by dear Matthew.

Kinda perverse if you ask me.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 24, 2019 03:08 PM (I/iGu)

531 >>I do but hold it for a while. I have shelving issues as well as a lack of somewhere to send it to.


email me when you have a plan. I am sure we can work around the whole address issue without too much stress.

I can drop ship it to a UPS / FedEx Store for you and address it to Art VanDelay c/o Johnny Colduts?

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2019 03:08 PM (3cwgx)

532 Hmmm... how would Caruso KNOW Ace was original?

Unless he has been Reading AOS?

Which, I highly doubt.

Come on Caruso! You a Lurker?

Posted by: Don Q at January 24, 2019 03:08 PM (NgKpN)

533 THere is a delusion that some jobs attract superior humanity, that once you're in that position you're more noble, competent, and ethical somehow. Doctors, scientists, engineers, etc. Whatever the culturally honored jobs at the time are.

I installed a hidden camera in a drug room to help catch a ER doc from taking some off the top for his own use.

Another doctor found out and he flipped his lid over the fact that 'professionals' were being recorded.

Even after the first doc was busted for the drugs.

Most doctors I know couldn't set the clocks on their VCR's (Dated reference. I know)

Posted by: Blanco at January 24, 2019 03:08 PM (QGdDN)

534 Sloth love chunk!

Posted by: Warbuck at January 24, 2019 03:09 PM (4So4m)

535 and like anyone should take advice from someone that Writes for Daily beast.

there is nothing I won't do !

Posted by: willow at January 24, 2019 03:09 PM (gLMhO)

536 Which one? Caruso's or Goldberg's?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2019 03:08 PM (I2dne)

------

Caruso's.

Goldberg blocked me for asking if he was on the take like Kristol and TWS.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 24, 2019 03:09 PM (H+tLE)

537 you can bullshit your way through journalism school. You can't bullshit your way through math and hard science.
Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2019 02:56 PM (NFEMn)

Engineering Physics I, II,
Calc I, II, III,
Linear Algebra, Diff Eq's.

Once those basics are done, then the specialty math courses for the next 2 years...

Posted by: tux at January 24, 2019 03:09 PM (RrtlF)

538 No seriously he CANNOT WRITE IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

It seems to have been taught to him by Jane Goodall when she was fading mentally.

I'm very amused that he's pointing out he only wrote FOUR ARTICLES for NRO. DUDE, I ***KNOW***!!!

Believe me, I had a great deal of mirthful pleasure seeing National Review realize what I had told Charles Cooke when they hired you: YOU ARE A SUBLITERATE WHO CAN BARELY STRUCTURE ENGLISH SENTENCES.

Posted by: ace at January 24, 2019 03:09 PM (PbpT7)

539 512
...here I am roasting the cucks until their fat bellies burst open with steaming guts and MY SITE is getting monetized for it, not Twitter's. (Ace)

That's rocket science to those dumb fvcks.


You see, it won't be ORIGINAL until you've posted video of their spitted corpses revolving over hot coals, and moaned about needing Patreon contributions to fund the spices you used.

Posted by: JEM at January 24, 2019 03:09 PM (8erNz)

540 Jay worked in the corporate world for 20 years in supply chain and logistics before making the move to journalism. You can his work in such publications as RedState, National Review, The Weekly Standard, The Atlantic and The Daily Beas

Posted by: willow at January 24, 2019 03:10 PM (gLMhO)

541 hahahah

Posted by: willow at January 24, 2019 03:10 PM (gLMhO)

542 It looks like ace is going cocktail-free for the foreseeable future. Those invites are drying up as we speak..

Posted by: t-bird at January 24, 2019 03:10 PM (gHCnG)

543 I just saw another one of these today. Local auto shop giving the poor oppressed government strikers $250 free labor.

I don't get it. Pity for non-essential, overpaid, underworked Democrats? Can that really succeed as a marketing/branding strategy?
Posted by: gp at January 24, 2019 03:08 PM (mk9aG)


The hope is that it builds good will and that the next time they need that particular service and they can pay, they will go back.

Kind of like how Target tried to figure out when a woman was pregnant by her purchases.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 24, 2019 03:10 PM (wCmLp)

544 Yeah I hear ACE could use some toilet paper and beer so I shot him a donation over Pay Pal!

Posted by: sOME mORON at January 24, 2019 03:10 PM (ICWiF)

545 I don't think I've ever read anything from Mr. Caruso.

Ace, Mollie, Schlicter, the COBS...every day.



Posted by: dananjcon at January 24, 2019 03:10 PM (xqfqx)

546 THere is a delusion that some jobs attract superior humanity, that once you're in that position you're more noble, competent, and ethical somehow. Doctors, scientists, engineers, etc. Whatever the culturally honored jobs at the time are.

I remember when Journalists were at the top of that heap.

Posted by: zombie Walter Cronkite at January 24, 2019 03:10 PM (DMUuz)

547 Mean angry ace is the best.

Posted by: IC at January 24, 2019 03:10 PM (a0IVu)

548 >>>
We feel sorry for out-of-work non-essential government workers, so we're offering them free sh!t.

you're gonna like the next post.

Posted by: ace at January 24, 2019 03:10 PM (PbpT7)

549 542 It looks like ace is going cocktail-free for the foreseeable future. Those invites are drying up as we speak..
Posted by: t-bird at January 24, 2019 03:10 PM (gHCnG)

Guess we'll have to throw him a party instead.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at January 24, 2019 03:11 PM (JcPeV)

550 It seems to have been taught to him by Jane Goodall when she was fading mentally.

Oh my god, I have hurt myself.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 24, 2019 03:11 PM (Boy/L)

551 Case in point, about press distortion/mythology being ubiquitous and relentless.


Bloomberg runs a commentary by Eli Lake, who's not an idiot and not a typical airhead politicized "journalist" - but even he must, must, MUST toss in Trump-bashing nonsense as a predicate to praising Trump on Venezuela.


"However chaotic Trump's foreign policy has been in other areas ....."


WTFF?


Absurd. Not a hint of chaos in any part of his foreign policy. Change from previous policies, or even his own, to adjust to changed circumstances, is not "chaos".


Multiply this by 300, and you have daily "news" coverage of almost any topic. Even in the straight-forward accurate positive reports (rarities in themselves) that get through - there simply *MUST* be what amounts to a disclaimer - "um, of course Trump is baaad and stuff is not working and people are opposed and there is CONTROVERSY! about his policies, BUT ......"


As with Churchill's reference to strategic info in WWII, so with what passes for today's "press" - every truth that reflects positively on Trump must be accompanied by a bodyguard of lies.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 24, 2019 03:12 PM (QDnY+)

552 The problem isn't that they're despicable, it's that Twitter is inadequately regulated.

Right his complaint is that its unsupervised, uncontrolled, nobody is refereeing it to make sure his version of the rules are enforced. That's the complaint: too many people he thinks should shut up and listen are getting a say.

You're saying come back on twitter so that I can burn the cucks but here I am roasting the cucks until their fat bellies burst open with steaming guts and MY SITE is getting monetized for it, not Twitter's.

Which is why his "sick burn" on being stuck in 2004 cracks me up. He's GIVING AWAY CONTENT. You're getting a larger chalkboard to write on, have the same voice, and get paid for what you produce.

Yeah he sure showed you.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2019 03:12 PM (39g3+)

553 Caruso is getting pounded right in the squeaker. This is a fight he probably shouldn't have picked.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 24, 2019 03:12 PM (/tuJf)

554


What was in that bottle Stulter has, clarified butter?

He met his beard on Twitter.

Posted by: E buzz at January 24, 2019 03:12 PM (4ra7n)

555 by the way, drunk?

As you guys know by now, I barely drink. The few times I drink and then post that night, I say so.

Eh, he's just the "Deputy Editor" of the Cuckshed Monthly. If his editor Seth Mandel is permitted to make false statements every week on Twitter, why wouldn't the Second Assistant Cuck?

Posted by: ace at January 24, 2019 03:12 PM (PbpT7)

556 Schlicter knows Ace, doesn't he? Maybe someone who uses the cesspool ought to tweet at Schlicter. He's as acerbic as Ace and might have some fun.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2019 03:13 PM (I2dne)

557 I DIDN'T BLOW THE MARGINS!

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 24, 2019 02:26 PM (mf5HN)

sure, sure. that's not what they said...

Posted by: SturmToddler at January 24, 2019 03:13 PM (8D42x)

558 I don't get it. Pity for non-essential, overpaid, underworked Democrats? Can that really succeed as a marketing/branding strategy?

It sure can, once they get back into power.

Posted by: t-bird at January 24, 2019 03:13 PM (gHCnG)

559 We feel sorry for out-of-work non-essential government workers, so we're offering them free sh!t.

>you're gonna like the next post.
Posted by: ace

>>Time to pull a five of kind here.

Even though we only using one deck of cards.

Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic at January 24, 2019 03:13 PM (p3zMb)

560 Slander is spoken, right?

Otherwise, awesome take, as usual.

Posted by: TheMascotArmy at January 24, 2019 03:13 PM (IAGvD)

561 Who gave Ace a super tanker of 100 octane gas and a box of matches?

Well done!

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 24, 2019 03:14 PM (lpNIx)

562 "The hope is that it builds good will "

But doesn't it create a lot of badwill from people like me who resent the pity for, of all people, non-essential overpaid underworked enemies-of-the-people?

LOTS of people FAR more pitiable than government workers.

And any government worker who doesn't LIKE being on strike (because that's what this really is) can always find a job in the booming private sector job market.

I don't get it.

Posted by: gp at January 24, 2019 03:14 PM (mk9aG)

563 I don't get it. Pity for non-essential, overpaid, underworked Democrats? Can that really succeed as a marketing/branding strategy?
Posted by: gp at January 24, 2019 03:08 PM (mk9aG)


Do any of you listen to NPR? Yeah, I do (helmet on)...

But not the past two, three weeks. It's all "Those poor swamp creatures, they've been pitched off their warm patios".

I've got about a thirty-second tolerance for that crap.

My effing BANK is offering bennies to furloughed Feds.

All these outfits assume these people are going to get all their back backsheesh sooner or later. If they were Joe Schlub Layoff Victim it'd be cash-on-the-barrelhead, asshole.

This is disgusting.

Posted by: JEM at January 24, 2019 03:14 PM (8erNz)

564
He compulsively searches his mentions and retweets every last rando who says something nice about him, and in turn, his loneliest followers crawl over one another in hopes of being retweeted by dear Matthew.



It sounds like collecting Beanie Babies-- people desperately obsessed with something worthless they are all convinced is valuable.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 24, 2019 03:15 PM (2/hY1)

565 ...that being said, I have nothing against businesses doing that. I'm sure they did the same for us during the Lean Times.

Posted by: t-bird at January 24, 2019 03:15 PM (gHCnG)

566 a PhD in rom-coms.
-
I saw some PR professors praising the Gilete ad.

Great, teach your kids to destroy brands for girl-privilege.

basically, teaching anti-PR

Posted by: assault smirk at January 24, 2019 03:15 PM (tMBkW)

567 557 I DIDN'T BLOW THE MARGINS!

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 24, 2019 02:26 PM (mf5HN)

sure, sure. that's not what they said...


I enjoyed it, I hope you did. Thank you for swallowing.

Posted by: The Margins at January 24, 2019 03:15 PM (8erNz)

568 I consider myself a jack of all trades and a semi renaissance man but I have found myself sometimes wondering if being really great at one thing while an idiot with all other things wouldn't be better.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 24, 2019 03:15 PM (VeUrT)

569 @555: "Second Assistant Cuck"

Assistant (to the) Deputy Cuck.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 24, 2019 03:15 PM (I/iGu)

570 Senate GOP package cloture vote fails 51-47; Cotton and Lee are GOP noes, Manchin is Dem aye.


Gee Mitch, what's it feel like to have even a fake vote on critical national issues?


Been so long, you probably forget, huh?

Posted by: rhomboid at January 24, 2019 03:16 PM (QDnY+)

571 Butterball Powerbottom
But his friends still call him "Tater"!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 24, 2019 03:16 PM (sy5kK)

572 I love seeing the NROniks getting so steamed over Ace and pretending not to care.

Posted by: Jessica Goldberg's Strapping Volcano of Man-Love at January 24, 2019 03:16 PM (pPQeR)

573 All these outfits assume these people are going to get all their back backsheesh sooner or later. If they were Joe Schlub Layoff Victim it'd be cash-on-the-barrelhead, asshole.

This is disgusting.
Posted by: JEM at January 24, 2019 03:14 PM (8erNz)
++++++++
Yup. "This is cheap goodwill to people who will have paychecks - including back pay - rolling in soon. I can safely extend credit because the spice will flow again or I can get them to come back by being nice."

I understand it to a point, but the virtue-signaling by businesses to support those who's job is often to get in the way of commerce is ironic.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 24, 2019 03:16 PM (I2dne)

574 you're gonna like the next post.
Posted by: ace


Hurry, I'm on a deadline!

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 24, 2019 03:16 PM (gHCnG)

575 Gawd

I hope I never get on Ace's bad side.

heh heh heh

Posted by: franksalterego at January 24, 2019 03:17 PM (3cq8T)

576 What have the NROmans ever done for us?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 24, 2019 03:17 PM (2/hY1)

577 (Imitating a tweet, so our CNN bettor can recognize it):

I was today years old when I learned that Brian Stelter is not gay.

Posted by: red speck at January 24, 2019 03:17 PM (6Krd7)

578 Hurry, I'm on a deadline!Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 24, 2019 03:16 PM (gHCnG)

Lofnl

Posted by: ... at January 24, 2019 03:17 PM (K4ado)

579 "Second Assistant Cuck"

I am reminded of the old Norm McDonald Weekend Update bit: The worst job in America rankings changed this year with a new number one replacing "Crack Whore"--the new number one is "Assistant Crack Whore."

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 24, 2019 03:17 PM (Boy/L)

580 you're gonna like the next post.

Posted by: ace



Hurry, I'm on a deadline!

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 24, 2019 03:16 PM (gHCnG)


Tea. Everywhere.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 24, 2019 03:17 PM (ptqGC)

581

and b-jay caruso made the AoS sideboob!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 24, 2019 03:17 PM (pkxmk)

582 569 @555: "Second Assistant Cuck"

Assistant (to the) Deputy Cuck.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 24, 2019 03:15 PM (I/iGu)

Don't make me come after you.

Posted by: Dwight Schrute at January 24, 2019 03:17 PM (JcPeV)

583 17 Mott the Hoople is more influential than Led Zeppelin. Change my mind.
Posted by: Cay Jaruso

There's evidently nothing to change.

Posted by: aelfheld at January 24, 2019 03:18 PM (IxDhF)

584 Ass. Cuck, 3rd class

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 24, 2019 03:18 PM (lpNIx)

585 The biggest revelation in that piece is that Tater likes girls.

I never saw that coming.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 24, 2019 03:18 PM (xfb67)

586 575 Gawd

I hope I never get on Ace's bad side.

heh heh heh
Posted by: franksalterego at January 24, 2019 03:17 PM (3cq8T)

============

When I wrote a defense of Batman V Superman...

I still haven't recovered.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 24, 2019 03:18 PM (oh/Sd)

587 We wuz fooled = the coverup

This was another Fusion GPS op. Astro turfed a performance art piece in preparation for a anti catholic hate fest to stop another catholic from being considered for Supreme Court Justice.

Ginsburg has assumed room temp or will soon and they thought by being pro active they could forestall claims of orchestration. Since it was so glaring f'n obvious the last time.

Now this blew up in their stoopid faces and they are going with wait, it wuz the crazy twitters that duped us into calling kids racists liars for 3 days after we already knew that was FALSE.

They are LITERALLY the enemy of the people.

Its treason all the way down.

Posted by: simplemind at January 24, 2019 03:18 PM (z4QRN)

588
Wow, Ace managed to get Jane Goodall in there to insult jay caruso!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 24, 2019 03:18 PM (pkxmk)

589 We feel sorry for out-of-work non-essential government workers, so we're offering them free sh!t.

>you're gonna like the next post.
Posted by: ace

>>Time to pull a five of kind here.

Even though we only using one deck of cards.

-

pelosi be all like trump said he'll own the shutdown so I'll do jack shit for a month.

when the left calls us hostage takers...guess what...projection.

Posted by: assault smirk at January 24, 2019 03:19 PM (tMBkW)

590 >>I hope I never get on Ace's bad side.


As long as you have a modicum of humility and a sense of humor, it could be fun.

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2019 03:19 PM (3cwgx)

591 seriously, trump, just phone and pen that shit and force congress to work on other stuff

Posted by: assault smirk at January 24, 2019 03:19 PM (tMBkW)

592 Jay Caruso is retarded I know, but in a suck-up to Jonah Goldbrick, he tweeted a description of Ace as having a beard "foam flecked by Genesee beer". That's a reprehensible thing to say! No one here drinks Genesee; if we aren't drinking Valu Rite we are consuming other gently aged liquors, generally of at least two weeks in maturity.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, As Woke As He's Gonna Get at January 24, 2019 03:19 PM (Z216Q)

593 >>Matthew Dowd is a perfect example of narcissistic feedback loops on Twitter.



OMG, yes! That guy's deep think-tweets are like a political Jack Handy. And then he retweets people who then swoon over his deep thoughts. It's kind of amazing

Posted by: Lizzy at January 24, 2019 03:19 PM (W+vEI)

594 I hope I never get on Ace's bad side.

The night of longbows will live in legend. He was pissed at EVERYONE.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 24, 2019 03:20 PM (Boy/L)

595 569 @555: "Second Assistant Cuck"

Assistant (to the) Deputy Cuck.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 24, 2019 03:15 PM (I/iGu)

So, Cuck is the Husband.

Assistant Cuck is the one holding the Camera.

Second Assistant Cuck holds the Microphone?

Posted by: Don Q at January 24, 2019 03:20 PM (NgKpN)

596 If I ever look like that fucking beached whale in the picture ace posted, I want you all to pull an Oregon sheriff and shove a lit stick of dynamite up my ass.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 24, 2019 03:20 PM (wCmLp)

597 So federal workers are already "owed" 4 billion in back pay? So 4 billion wasted so far. And how much money is being asked for, for the wall?

Posted by: ... at January 24, 2019 03:20 PM (K4ado)

598 Skatetown USA

Posted by: I Don't Care - Do You? at January 24, 2019 03:21 PM (t2P6q)

599
Second Assistant Cuck cleans up the bodily fluids after

Posted by: Sphynx at January 24, 2019 03:21 PM (rXie1)

600 590 >>I hope I never get on Ace's bad side.


As long as you have a modicum of humility and a sense of humor, it could be fun.
Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2019 03:19 PM (3cwgx)

...

One time someone thought it would be a good idea to call Ace out about actually DOING something for political change.

Ace made the guy a guest blogger and invited him to take his best shot at putting up a post.

Posted by: TexasDan at January 24, 2019 03:21 PM (yL25O)

601 I love seeing the NROniks getting so steamed over Ace and pretending not to care.
Posted by: Jessica Goldberg's Strapping Volcano of Man-Love at January 24, 2019 03:16 PM (pPQeR)

----------------------

This. They sure are putting a lot of effort into writing about a blogger that is irrelevant, out of touch and has his nose buried in Trump's nads, aren't they. Oh, and no shits do they give about this guy they keep writing about.

Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 24, 2019 03:21 PM (ffYR/)

602 WHO ARE YOU WATCHING?!

Posted by: Mr. Paul Anka at January 24, 2019 03:21 PM (ismre)

603 Second Assistant Cuck holds the Microphone?


Don't ask what the 'Key Grip' does.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 24, 2019 03:21 PM (2/hY1)

604 So federal workers are already "owed" 4 billion in back pay? So 4 billion wasted so far. And how much money is being asked for, for the wall?

Posted by: ... at January 24, 2019 03:20 PM (K4ado)



They haven't been at work in a month. Maybe they aren't needed in the first place

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 24, 2019 03:21 PM (SiINZ)

605 Time to pull a five of kind here.

=====

Even though we only using one deck of cards.
Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic at January 24, 2019 03:13 PM


Why so serious?

Posted by: The Joker at January 24, 2019 03:22 PM (DMUuz)

606 597 So federal workers are already "owed" 4 billion in back pay? So 4 billion wasted so far. And how much money is being asked for, for the wall?

So we need a counter for when it gets to $5.7B the Magic Tweet goes out?

Posted by: JEM at January 24, 2019 03:22 PM (8erNz)

607 Ass. Cuck, 3rd class

When I was at NASA, there were lots of titles like Assistant to the Acting Deputy Director, but there were also Acting Deputy Assistants to the Assistant Director. Just titles out the wazoo.

Posted by: t-bird at January 24, 2019 03:22 PM (EYsyU)

608 What's the next level up from en fuego? 'Cause whatever it is, ace has reached it.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 24, 2019 03:22 PM (NWiLs)

609 When I wrote a defense of Batman V Superman...

I still haven't recovered.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 24, 2019 03:18 PM (oh/Sd)

But I loved your defense.

Posted by: Martha at January 24, 2019 03:22 PM (JcPeV)

610 603 Second Assistant Cuck holds the Microphone?


Don't ask what the 'Key Grip' does.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 24, 2019 03:21 PM (2/hY1)

Much less Best Boy Grip.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at January 24, 2019 03:22 PM (RD7QR)

611 Posted by: Huck Follywood, As Woke As He's Gonna Get at January 24, 2019 03:19 PM (Z216Q)

Proof that he has never read AOS, he does not know the meems.

Thus he cannot know if Ace is original or not.

ergo, typical Journalist, writing about stuff he knows no idea about, thus proving the allegation about Twitter!

The defense rests Your Honor!

Posted by: Don Q at January 24, 2019 03:22 PM (NgKpN)

612 You're Salon Commenters with a personal makeup budget.

That'll leave a mark.

Posted by: DaveA at January 24, 2019 03:22 PM (FhXTo)

613 I decided to look at Gay Caruso's bio - wow, the new job at the Dallas Morning News sure fell apart fast, didn't it?

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 24, 2019 03:22 PM (Kpl3J)

614 Jay Caruso and Jonah Goldberg think far too highly of themselves, and undeservedly so.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at January 24, 2019 03:23 PM (IfYaq)

615 609
But I loved your defense.
Posted by: Martha at January 24, 2019 03:22 PM (JcPeV)

============

Why did you say that name?!?!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 24, 2019 03:23 PM (XSSCs)

616 my best sidebar post of the day

check it out then I'll do the nood

Posted by: ace at January 24, 2019 03:23 PM (PbpT7)

617 You can see RBG floating past the 28 buoy in the picture.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 24, 2019 03:23 PM (RpM6k)

618 Ace must be drawing blood to have cuck twitter posting about it so sadly.

Posted by: Inogame at January 24, 2019 03:23 PM (ySZHT)

619 Butterball Powerbottom sounds like one of those old timey names.

Like, Reginald Butterball Powerbottom, III. Esq.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 24, 2019 03:23 PM (xfb67)

620 Matthew Dowd is a perfect example of narcissistic feedback loops on Twitter.

He's very quick on the block trigger as well even from gentle, slight mockery and criticism. He cannot take even the slightest question of his greatness and genius.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2019 03:23 PM (39g3+)

621 Second Assistant Cuck holds the Microphone?

=====

Don't ask what the 'Key Grip' does.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 24, 2019 03:21 PM


What am I, chopped liver?

Posted by: Best Boy at January 24, 2019 03:23 PM (DMUuz)

622 @ChadPergram 9 minutes ago

The Senate has failed to reach 60 yeas to end debate on the Republican plan to fund the government.

The vote was 51-47

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) was the lone Democratic yea.

Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Mike Lee (R-UT) were the GOP noes

Posted by: Tami at January 24, 2019 03:24 PM (cF8AT)

623 The thing is, what twitter exposed was not that you were leftwing. We already new that.

What twitter exposed was that you were also dumb, easily duped, eager to believe self-justifying conspiracy theories, thin-skinned, arrogant, incompetent, disgracefully lazy, psychologically (and almost certainly physically) inadequate, dunderheadedly unimaginative and unwilling to consider any idea not within the braindead leftwing Incela Corridor Conventional Wisdom Bubble, prone to the most cowardly go-along-to-get-along sort of groupthink, and weak.

---------------

Wait, didn't we know the second part too?

Posted by: SH at January 24, 2019 03:24 PM (sX1BW)

624 >>>The night of longbows will live in legend. He was pissed at EVERYONE.


it's this war and that sonofabitch Johnson, man

Posted by: ace at January 24, 2019 03:24 PM (PbpT7)

625 617
You can see RBG floating past the 28 buoy in the picture.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at January 24, 2019 03:23 PM (RpM6k)


I'm training for Kona!

Posted by: Notorious RBG at January 24, 2019 03:24 PM (ymnmz)

626 >>>Wait, didn't we know the second part too?


some of us did. but they proved it to many doubters.

Posted by: ace at January 24, 2019 03:24 PM (PbpT7)

627 So federal workers are already "owed" 4 billion in back pay?

Every month, probably, with pensions, for the rest of their lives. We just want one wall.

Posted by: t-bird at January 24, 2019 03:24 PM (Ry8mf)

628 I cannot spare this man. He spats.

Posted by: t-bird at January 24, 2019 03:25 PM (Ry8mf)

629 So federal workers are already "owed" 4 billion in back pay? So 4 billion wasted so far. And how much money is being asked for, for the wall?


-----

A half day of government spending pays for the wall.

Posted by: MAGA at January 24, 2019 03:25 PM (cTIu0)

630 Right with ya, ace. Mmm, Kat Dennings and her luscious Jew Milkers......

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at January 24, 2019 03:25 PM (Ondvu)

631 619
Butterball Powerbottom sounds like one of those old timey names.



Like, Reginald Butterball Powerbottom, III. Esq.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 24, 2019 03:23 PM (xfb67)


He had a brother named Rump.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 24, 2019 03:25 PM (ymnmz)

632


Five a Side by Aces is a great LP.

Way better than Gaucho or Aja.

#FIGHTME!

Posted by: Jonah Goldberg at January 24, 2019 03:25 PM (3cwgx)

633 >>I love seeing the NROniks getting so steamed over Ace and pretending not to care.



Think they know how badly they fumbled the Covington Catholic kids story?

The Frankovich post nuked any last credibility they had with readers already turned off by 24x7 NeverTrump.

Posted by: Lizzy at January 24, 2019 03:26 PM (W+vEI)

634 My 1st reaction when I learned of Twitters existence: "That's f'ing stupid, I'm not doing that."

And then it started showing up in News broadcasts and I knew the world was doomed.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 24, 2019 03:26 PM (xfb67)

635 @jamiedupree 2 minutes ago

So far, 5 Republicans have voted for the Democratic plan


@jamiedupree 53 seconds ago

That means there will be more votes in the Senate for the Democratic plan than the President's plan

Posted by: Tami at January 24, 2019 03:26 PM (cF8AT)

636 Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Mike Lee (R-UT) were the GOP noes

Posted by: Tami at January 24, 2019 03:24 PM (cF8AT)

A no from Tom Cotton? Hmm; wonder why; he is pretty solid on conservative issues generally.

Posted by: IC at January 24, 2019 03:26 PM (a0IVu)

637 What temperature is that beer, Brian? That is some damned fine work...

Posted by: Chief Running Fridge at January 24, 2019 03:27 PM (Ry8mf)

638 The night of longbows will live in legend. He was pissed at EVERYONE.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 24, 2019 03:20 PM (Boy/L)



The very very very very best part about the longbows vs crossbows meme is that ace threatened to turn the blog around if we didn't shut the fuck up about the longbows.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 24, 2019 03:27 PM (mf5HN)

639 Think they know how badly they fumbled the Covington Catholic kids story?

The Frankovich post nuked any last credibility they had with readers already turned off by 24x7 NeverTrump.
Posted by: Lizzy at January 24, 2019 03:26 PM (W+vEI)

Deep down some of them know, but a lot of NT's are like their LIV liberal brethren. Now it's all about protecting their fantasy world. They can't be wrong and Trump certainly cannot be right.

Ever.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at January 24, 2019 03:28 PM (JcPeV)

640 hmmmm, Kat Dennings.

I might have gone with 'Busty Lesbian Pron'. Fits your idiom better.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 24, 2019 03:28 PM (ycWCI)

641 That Kat Denning does have some Big Fat Tits.

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2019 03:28 PM (3cwgx)

642 Jay Caruso is slamming Ace calling him deranged and a drunk.
"Not content to mentally masturbate to whatever Trump memorabilia he has hanging on his wall, Ace takes aim at NRO, me and a few others. Aside from being trapped in 2004 (and whatever roach motel laden, beer can strewn shithole he lives in), he's completely unoriginal."


Which is why Goldberg plagarizes him; because's he's unoriginal.

Top men...on the bottom, but top men.

Posted by: Blue Hen at January 24, 2019 03:28 PM (NeSSd)

643 Nah, there's always an out for the Right People.

Just sitting here, I figured out a couple of easy ways around the wealth tax.

The Clinton Foundation dodge: Put all of your assets into a charitable trust, have the trust employ all your family members and pay their living expenses.

The annuity dodge: Simply transfer the $50 million to Goldman Sachs, in exchange for a fixed income payment for a fixed number of years. Poof, no assets.

But if this idea gains traction, let me know - I want to invest in bitcoin.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 24, 2019 03:28 PM (I2/tG)

644 That means there will be more votes in the Senate for the Democratic plan than the President's plan
Posted by: Tami at January 24, 2019 03:26 PM (cF8AT)
------

Leave it to the Republicans to screw up a one care funeral.

Posted by: WisRich at January 24, 2019 03:28 PM (G0vdT)

645 On my honor as a black man, I swear I had nothing to do with the Covington Catholic School hoax.

Posted by: Shaun King at January 24, 2019 03:29 PM (RpM6k)

646 So, mea culpa... I didn't really know Jonah "Copy-Paste" Goldberg's background... just looked it up, he's been a cuck his entire career. wow.

Posted by: Inogame at January 24, 2019 03:29 PM (ySZHT)

647 *knock knock*

Nood!

Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic at January 24, 2019 03:29 PM (3eXGg)

648 Nood.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at January 24, 2019 03:29 PM (JcPeV)

649 636 Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Mike Lee (R-UT) were the GOP noes

Posted by: Tami at January 24, 2019 03:24 PM (cF8AT)

A no from Tom Cotton? Hmm; wonder why; he is pretty solid on conservative issues generally.
Posted by: IC at January 24, 2019 03:26 PM (a0IVu)
------

Not sure, but I'm betting he didn't want to give away DACA and TPS.

Posted by: WisRich at January 24, 2019 03:29 PM (G0vdT)

650 @jamiedupree 12 seconds ago

By my tally - GOP "Yes" votes on the Democratic shutdown plan:

Alexander TN
Collins ME
Gardner CO
Isakson GA
Murkowski AK
Romney UT

Posted by: Tami at January 24, 2019 03:29 PM (cF8AT)

651 That Sidebar needs a link to Put'em on the Glass, now.


Also. A Gorn.

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2019 03:29 PM (3cwgx)

652 A no from Tom Cotton? Hmm; wonder why; he is pretty solid on conservative issues generally.

-

I bet the thing was stupid and a bandaid

Posted by: assault smirk at January 24, 2019 03:30 PM (tMBkW)

653 Jay Caruso...reminds me of a shit "personal brand" logo . .

...which brings me to how I accidentally clicked on a freaking BULWARK article today, from a design-industry email newsletter. My god. It was the stupidest piece of nonsense I've ever seen, and had literally no point.

Jonathan Last. Don't write design articles, please, you weird little man.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at January 24, 2019 03:30 PM (Rarvo)

654 I'm not big on true flame wars. Unless they end in a duel.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 24, 2019 03:30 PM (VeUrT)

655
I just walked out to the mailbox in the pouring rain, puddles everywhere, as nasty a day as they get, but I laughed all the way there and back to the ultimate put-down, 'Butterball Powerbottom'.

Posted by: Newest Nic at January 24, 2019 03:30 PM (jYje5)

656 Is Utah Republican the new Hawaiian Judge?

Posted by: I Don't Care - Do You? at January 24, 2019 03:31 PM (t2P6q)

657 643 Nah, there's always an out for the Right People.

Just sitting here, I figured out a couple of easy ways around the wealth tax.

The Clinton Foundation dodge: Put all of your assets into a charitable trust, have the trust employ all your family members and pay their living expenses.

The annuity dodge: Simply transfer the $50 million to Goldman Sachs, in exchange for a fixed income payment for a fixed number of years. Poof, no assets.

But if this idea gains traction, let me know - I want to invest in bitcoin.

Posted by: The ARC of History at January 24, 2019 03:28 PM (I2/tG)

Its easy enough to tax trusts, non profits, or charitable foundations. The annuity could be valued at FMV.


Posted by: Someguy at January 24, 2019 03:31 PM (WYC5Y)

658 I saw Self-justifying-conspiracy-theories-thin-

skinned-arrogant-incompeten-disgracefully-

lazy-psychologically-and-almost-certainly-

physically-inadequate-dunderheadedly-

unimaginative-and-unwilling-to-consider-

any-idea-not-within-the-braindead-leftwing-

Incela-Corridor-Conventional-WisdomBubble-

prone-to-the-most-cowardly-go-along-to-get-

along-sort-of-groupthink-and-weak open for U2 in DC around 2008.



Posted by: ShainS -- Registered Hat Offender at January 24, 2019 03:31 PM (0GyVn)

659 Rombley votin' with the Dems already.

Posted by: I Don't Care - Do You? at January 24, 2019 03:32 PM (t2P6q)

660 Think they know how badly they fumbled the Covington Catholic kids story?

The Frankovich post nuked any last credibility they had with readers already turned off by 24x7 NeverTrump.
Posted by: Lizzy at January 24, 2019 03:26 PM (W+vEI)

I think you nailed it.

Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2019 03:33 PM (NFEMn)

661 >>Deep down some of them know, but a lot of NT's are like their LIV liberal brethren. Now it's all about protecting their fantasy world. They can't be wrong and Trump certainly cannot be right.

Ever.



Look, Frankovich called those kids "evil."

Evil.

When was the last time they called someone who is pro-abortion evil? Or Obama's unaccompanied minors policy, that led to a huge surge in human trafficking and sexual abuse of kids?

Evil for smiling while being white, pro-life, pro-Trump. SMFH

Posted by: Lizzy at January 24, 2019 03:33 PM (W+vEI)

662 Wake me when a House member beats a Senator with a cane on the Senate floor.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Order The Battle of Lake Erie in Paperback Today! at January 24, 2019 02:39 PM (XSSCs)


I want DUELS to go along with the "dueling bills." I demand, demand I say, to be entertained.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at January 24, 2019 03:38 PM (5Yee7)

663 Also overlooks that some of the best writing on the subject since has been at @NRO by @rkylesmith @michaelbd @DavidAFrench the editors etc. It feels like a sign of a larger insecurity about the political moment. Very witch hunty.

Well if it takes a witch hunt to get the lunatic Nick Frankovich fired, so be it.
Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at January 24, 2019 02:36 PM (MkcN1)

One guy on a blog is a witch hunt now? If you didn't think the NeverTrumpeters were Leftists before, the victim card coming out on day zero would tell you that for sure.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 24, 2019 03:38 PM (FTPn0)

664 Her real name is Katherine Litwack.
Her birthday is June 13, 1986.
She was born in Bryn Mawr,
Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania.
Her measurements are Breasts-Waist-Hips:
37-27-35 inches (94-69-89 cm) with a bra size of 32DD.
Her ethnicity is Ashkenazi Jewish.
She has a listed height of 5' 3".

*sigh*

Posted by: tux at January 24, 2019 03:41 PM (RrtlF)

665 Alexander TN

Collins ME

Gardner CO

Isakson GA

Murkowski AK

Romney UT


Isakson-
Tel: (202) 224-3643

Posted by: mikeyG at January 24, 2019 03:42 PM (LL1Be)

666 Romney - (202) 224-5251

Posted by: mikeyG at January 24, 2019 03:44 PM (LL1Be)

667 pelosi be all like trump said he'll own the shutdown so I'll do jack shit for a month.

when the left calls us hostage takers...guess what...projection.
Posted by: assault smirk


Lupe Occasional Cortex was the lone holdout on reopening government because it funded ICE.

Guess who now OWNS the shutdown.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 24, 2019 03:45 PM (QFqpA)

668

Brilliant.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 24, 2019 03:48 PM (OKeCc)

669 You're Salon Commenters with a personal makeup budget.


I love that one.

Posted by: GWB at January 24, 2019 03:49 PM (ZlPNr)

670 Butterball Powerbottom sounds like the worst Thanksgiving ever.

The way our CEO's are heading left I expect to see this on the shelves this fall.

Posted by: Thatch at January 24, 2019 03:55 PM (v5Cc/)

671 I read that twit Jay Caruso, man, he's mentally ill or something. He needs to start getting a grip - if he doesn't care what Ace says then stop obsessing over it on twitter with his palz. And Goldberg ought to really be ashamed of himself even popping up and spouting off after he ripped off this blog's material.

Huffpo...Buzzfeed...NRO next? I think that kind of fear is what you're seeing here

Posted by: Boswell at January 24, 2019 04:03 PM (32YRo)

672 Dude, you are absolutely HA-larious !

I have copied some of your posts to FB ( With attribution to AceOfSpadesHQ ) but it would be cool if you made it an easier option to pursue. ( FB share icon)

I am still laughing my ass off from articles you wrote 2 years ago (about a month before Queen Hillary lost the coronati... uh, election to President Trump.. )and think it would serve you better if more people saw your work.

Posted by: JDubb at January 24, 2019 04:17 PM (xab+1)

673 I used to use Twitter, but after about 10 conservative comments I would get shadowbanned.

Phuck Twitter. They can eat s*** and die

Posted by: Anon at January 24, 2019 05:35 PM (b0Mq7)

674 455 420 Jay Caruso did 290 tweets so far today!

Busy in that echo chamber, no?
Posted by: Les Kinetic at January 24, 2019 02:53 PM (+fPHo)

Jesus freakin' Christ, when does he have time to go to the bathroom?

(Don't actually answer that.)
Posted by: Jonah G at January 24, 2019 02:57 PM (RD7QR)

It depends.

(Don't formulate it as a question.)

Posted by: Wit's End at January 24, 2019 06:57 PM (ROYpB)

675 I was already gay for Ace, but Butterball Powerball has me flaming. hehe

Posted by: ccoffer at January 24, 2019 08:37 PM (/0zHe)

676 Ccoffer: One would have to have a boner made of ice NOT to be 'gay for Ace'.

Posted by: JDubb at January 25, 2019 11:19 AM (xab+1)

677 Holy God, I couldn't make it past the title. I dont think anything funnier can come. Jebus!!

Posted by: DaveR at January 26, 2019 01:06 AM (q26+w)

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