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The One who got away, and other random tweets

The One who got away, and other random tweets

Some random tweets I bookmarked this past week.

In no particular order.

The One who got away:

You’ve lost Mother Jones … :

But you still have the Editor-In-Chief of

Cynthia Tucker to the rescue!

Sorry to disappoint:

Pretty much sums up the week in news coverage:

Which of course assumes they are capable of embarrassment:


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@ctuckerprof Another option is to drop the ridiculous term “Caucasian”. But what do I know, I’m not a professor.

    BannedbytheGuardian in reply to edgeofthesandbox. | April 21, 2013 at 12:16 am

    There are only 3 classic races. Caucasian Mongoloid & Negroid.

    Indians are Caucasian as are Indonesians & Australian Indigenous. American Indians are Mongoloid

    Anyhow I learnt that in Anthro before it got hijacked.

Sirotas at Salon dealing race cards on Twitter …

Not-too-bright hacks wrong again feeling bitter …

Teabagger suspects surely a for sure thing …

These are a few of my favorite things!!!

LukeHandCool (who says, one would normally add, “With apologies to Julie Andrews,” but Julie’s husband, Blake Edwards, was in the hospital room next door to Luke’s mom for about a month before both passed away, two days apart, in December, 2010. And when Julie offered Luke a cup of coffee and asked him if he wanted sugar … well, Luke doesn’t take sugar in his coffee … but he’s not stupid like … and he wouldn’t refuse a spoonfull of sugar from Mary Poppins, now would he? So he ain’t makin’ no apologies … and he loves Julie and all. And when Luke asked his little sister to apologize to Julie for his muteness, Luke’s little sister replied, “Don’t worry. I’ll just tell Julie you were starstruck.” Luke wasn’t starstruck. He was just overwhelmed by Julie’s kindness. And he takes pride in the fact that when his little sister showed Julie a picture of their beautiful mother in her heyday, Julie expressed astonishment that Luke’s mom hadn’t tried her luck in Hollywood)

Amongst a few of us nutty conservatives, Sirota will never live down that photo. Just yesterday a friend did that pose and said, “Who am I?” And I knew right away he was Sirota.

That Cynthia Tucker tweet is so stupid it makes me want to cry.

LukeHandCool | April 21, 2013 at 2:05 am

Sirota-ing is just like Tebow-ing … except one can play football and is humble … and the other can’t and isn’t.

Here is a Debka conspiracy theory… I would dismiss it out of hand, but then I think back over the last five years and I start to wonder if there is any merit to this.

Why would anybody even EXPECT MSNBC to not shill for Islamic terrorists? It’s that expectation that gives them cover from mockery and being otherwise ignored.

Why give these few, few people so much attention — attention they truly want?

theduchessofkitty | April 21, 2013 at 3:01 am

Hey guys, Professor,

Let me tell you something that may be a bit amusing.

National Geographic TV has been broadcasting this six-part documentary series about the 1980s – a Must-Watch for those of us who grew up during that decade.

I found it while I was channel-surfing today, and then was good at the reminiscence… when I saw, as one of the featured opinion speakers (such as Steve Tyler, Peter Robinson, George Schultz, Oliver Stone, etc), the very same IDIOT Sirota who openly hoped and wished the damned terrorists were “White American.”

I tell you guys, in my Latin temper, I simply couldn’t contain myself. I kept screaming at the TV screen every single time he appeared and called him every cuss word in the English language. The Duke couldn’t understand what I was doing and why, so I explained it to him. “That’s the Idiot! See? And yet he dares to show his face on a documentary that showed one of the best decades in the USA ever – even comment on Ronald Reagan?!?!?” If anyone deserves every bit of contempt from the American People for being such an explicit RACIST, it is this Idiot. (I speak as a Hispanic woman married to a white man.)

Needless to say, I thoroughly enjoyed my own personal version of revenge.

    LukeHandCool in reply to theduchessofkitty. | April 21, 2013 at 3:07 am

    I have very fond memories of the 1980s.

    Few sober.

    Fewer still with my clothes on.

      — And no photographs or videos posted on the Internet to prove it. I wonder how people will defend to their children the obscene images of themselves they’ve allowed to be shared with the world. “Dude, I just saw a scene of your Mom @#$%ing five guys!”

theduchessofkitty | April 21, 2013 at 3:17 am

Stacy McCain spanks that Idiot publicly. And so does Goldstein from Protein Wisdom. A quote from Stacy just to whet your appetite:

“An infamous liar undeserving of trust, Sirota’s preferred method of “argument” is to defame people he hates — see his notorious 2011 column, “Why Many Evangelical Christians Are More ‘Un-American’ Than US Muslims” — and then to accuse them of being either too stupid or too cowardly to engage his “arguments.””

Rich and juicy info on past dirty tricks, from the Philly Enquirer, and video of Idiot ranting as a psychotic included.

Idiot has been having a Twitter war and blocking people because he’s being spanked publicly with a big slammer – publicly. And I mean, very public and very big.

There’s a certain peace in not knowing who Sirota is (never heard of him, never watched him, but I could write in advance what he says), and a certain effect on useful idiots when they quote him and I say, “Never heard of him — and you have no idea what you’re talking about.”