“"Not everyone had the same interpretation. MSNBC, for example, was quick to suggest that the former president was implying there were doubts about Obama's patriotism, and that those doubts would play a role in the general election. Which seems, on its face, hardly a stretch."
This is the kind of thing Olbermann warned her about. Do these people have no shame? He's basically saying that Shrillary and McBush are the only realistic candidates. It just makes me want to puke. This is obviously politics as usual, only much worse, possibly the worst I've seen in my lifetime. These people should be ashamed of themselves.”
Mar 21, 2008 at 15:13:22
“"And, who can say if there won't be some long term, latent, damage to these kids?"
Just about any doctor and most nurses can say that there won't, not from heparin at least. But your point is taken- it could have been much worse. And now we're seeing adulterated heparin being imported from China- your long-term, latent damage will no doubt happen soon, just from something else.”
“"the "land of Al-Quds" _ a Muslim reference to Jerusalem _ should join the al-Qaida fight in Iraq."
WTF is this with the underscores?
Is there going to be any more mention of the fact that OBL also said that "Iraq would make a good base" for this move to liberate Palestine? I myself am as pro-Palestine and anti-Zionist apartheid as a good American liberal can get, but are we going to discuss how this changes the equation?”
joebaggadonuts on Mar 21, 2008 at 16:38:39
“underscores are used to emphasize text between them without bolding or capitalizing. SOme programmers use it commonly.”
“"He did not have special access, he chose to take a risk."
Run-on sentence. Should be "He did not have special access. He chose to take a risk." Or: "He did not have special access: he chose to take a risk."”
MmeFlutterbye on Jul 1, 2010 at 12:36:04
“Look, as an English teacher, I see lots of mistakes in posts. In fact, I used to use newspapers as lesson tools. I made the kids proofread for grammar, spelling etc. However, it's a waste of effort to do this. But if that's the way you want to spend your time, especially when people are text-messaging and avoiding all the rules of spelling, punctuation, and grammar, that's your bliss, I guess.”
robadeaux on Jul 1, 2010 at 12:30:13
“It should be, whatever gets the point across clearly and efficiently, high tone mama...”
“"WATCH: How A Bomb That's Harmless To Humans Would Destroy Life As We Know It"
Another amazing HuffPo headline.”
amdezurik on Jun 17, 2010 at 13:45:19
“yes? and? an EMP would not harm a single hair on your head after all. Now the subway stopping underground might, or your car being disabled might or the elevator you might be in could also. but as far as direct harm from that detonation goes, it would not. And it did specify "as we know it" after all. so what is your objection again?”
“Though the RNC declined to immediately say if McKay was forced out he is another casualty of the episode, which led to a spate of embarrassing news stories, sewed doubt among top RNC donors...
Sowed. Sowed doubt. Like sowing seeds.”
PDXM1ke on Apr 5, 2010 at 18:45:52
“Doubt Farmers of America. You know, that has a ring to it.
Get Karl on the phone. American Crossroads, the name for his new alt-Rebublicant fund raising vehicle, is not only played out but it has a rather unwholesome tie to the Devil and a guitar.
Doubt Farmers of America is so agricultural sounding. It sounds very red state.
Instead of Young Republicants you could have Future Doubt Farmers of America.
Dec 17, 2009 at 13:52:09
damyanky on Dec 18, 2009 at 13:37:27
“Not a typo. Four times!”
Sherman Yellen on Dec 18, 2009 at 10:02:36
“Dear Language Police
It's a principle of mine to spell principle as principal in honor of all the school principals who had such principles and taught us about ethics, cheating, and honor. And in a few cases, proper spelling, something that slips in and out of my late life. Happy Holidays - and may you rest your principles for a day or two and enjoy the world in all its imperfections. Best, Sherman”
“THIS IS ABSOLUTE HORSES*** AND I CANNOT BELIEVE GRASSLEY WOULD SAY SOMETHING SO INCREDIBLY IGNORANT. I MYSELF AM "WAY LEFT", BUT I HAVE ALWAYS HAD A LOT OF RESPECT FOR GRASSLEY, AND SOME OF THAT RESPECT JUST WENT AWAY.”
“It IS an event. Obama wanted to have an informal, off-the-record meet-and-greet. "Off the record" is a well-known and time-honored tradition in journalism. Real journalists know that allowing things to be said "off the record" engenders trust, and ultimately places them in a very good position as far as being in the information loop. Obama is right. Other reporters should take this guy aside and explain this to him. "If you want me to trust you, don't ambush me. Don't blind-side or sucker-punch me."
During the really intense part of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the person chosen to convey the critical message to the other side was a network reporter on the Presidential beat. Apparently this man had gained the appropriate trust of the administration.
This was rude. It is really no different from asking a question at the daily White House hoops game.”
Center-of-the-Bird on Jan 23, 2009 at 14:59:14
“Except that it wasn't an "off the record" meet and greet, it was just a meet and greet.
But your point that the Pres. should not be irritated is correct, that's their job, if they wish to act indepent of the suggested rules, fine, it's okay, go for it!
But the President was not upset or irritated, that was a headline tweak, painfully obvious and getting more irritating each time it happens.
So if you're looking for someone who is irritated, you found him.”
“DAMN STRAIGHT!!! I come from a long line of Irish Catholic liberals who believe in public service and political office. My grandmother, who came over from Ireland, left her railroad-switchman husband to his own devices for a week while she went to the Democratic Convention that was in Minneapolis that year.
The Kennedys come from money. Brick-house Irish, we call them. There are many of us "shanty" Irish that are at least as socially liberal as they are. And where did Joseph P. Kennedy get his money?”
VirgoGrrrlie on Jan 23, 2009 at 15:55:10
“Thank you - the "lace curtain" Irish is another phrase similar to your "brick-house Irish" one. I agree: it's not primarily the 'upper-crust' of Irish-Americans like the Kennedy's who can lead in the future - the whole thrust of Obama's campaign was for 'ordinary' [sic] Americans to be in the limelight and to provide our leadership.
If the immigrant Irish who had no lace curtains or brick houses could be the majority in building our nation's railroad system, and then surely we can be a major part of designing a new "green" infrastructure in many areas, including LEADERSHIP. That's a great part of our Irish heritage after all: the leadership of the 'ordinary' citizen.”