All posts tagged: New York Times

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Best line of the week…

In an opinion piece from today’s New York Times, which can be found here, Maureen Dowd said, among other things: “In one of the most gratifying moments of an unhinged campaign, former Speaker John Boehner told Stanford students that Cruz was “Lucifer in the flesh.” Satanists immediately objected, saying it was unfair to their deity.” What a great line. Wish I’d thought of that… Of course, picking on the guy who isn’t going to be the nominee, barring some seriously egregious back-room maneuvering, is rather like sailing for the orient by going back to bed.

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“I Voted…”

Well, it’s been a week. Right after that last week that was, um… last week… I spent this most recent week in the wilds of another state. Not really wild, as in gunfights at the I’m Okay, You’re Okay corral. Not really wild, as in meeting up at where those literary things habitually congregate. Too obscure a reference? Sorry about that.

Fox News is at it again…

Well, you certainly have to give them an ‘A’ for persistence, even if they really should be expelled from humanity for all time for lack of decency, fair play and credibility… Fox News’ nit-twit account was ‘apparently hacked’, resulting in six messages sent out to more than 36,000 followers, saying that Barack Obama had been assassinated in Iowa, even going so far in one twit as to name the restaurant where it happened. Fox has apologized for ‘any distress the false Tweets (twits) may have created.” Never mind the fact that the President’s schedule had been announced for days as hosting military families at a cookout on the South Lawn, followed by fireworks… It’s really quite the toss-up as to which part of this story is the more disturbing; the fact that Twitter can be hacked, the fact that Fox automatically screams anytime someone else claims to be hacked while expecting everyone to just accept their version when it happens to them, or the fact that Fox News has over 36,000 nit-twit followers…