Sunday, March 7, 2010

In Which Your Devolutionist Makes the Mistake of Seeing What's Up on Open Salon. Again.

Like a bug to a porch light, a child to an abandoned refrigerator, or women to Charlie Sheen, Yr. Hypertensive Devolutionist finds himself drawn into blog flame wars every now and again.  Usually this happens when he visits Open Salon, reads an interesting post, and then idiotically checks out the idiotic comments from the contrarian and ill-informed conservative/libertarian/wingnutty morons who think they have the most clever and well-thought-out arguments to make to educate us liberals about our lunatic naivety.  All without getting personal, of course!  Because only left-wingers are nasty, thuggish name-callers!  Because right-wingers are really nice people reluctantly drawn into the fight to hold the line of freedom agaisnt the encroaching government-run politically-correct socialist communism the liberals would love to ram down the freedom-loving throats of great patriotic Americans everywhere!

Sorry, the Devolutionist almost went off-track into an angry rant there.  But yes, this happened over at Open Salon again this morning, as it does every three or four months.  Your humble editor should know better by now: people are assholes and you can't change minds with logic or truth.  It's unfortunate, but if people want to be misinformed who am I to stop them?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

In Which The Devolutionist Looks Ahead to the 2012 Election

This morning your Devolutionist followed his usual morning routine: roll out of bed around 8:30, get the coffee maker going, turn on the laptop, and giggle at the public discourse of our political class. Because it really is funny, I swear!

The 2010 elections are still eight months away, so you know what that means: time to check on what the frontrunners for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination are doing:

Mitt Romney has released a book, and Spencer Ackerman has his review.  There is little your editor can add to Mr. Ackerman's takedown, other than that the MormonBot 2012 really will need a processing power upgrade before the primaries in two years.  Too bad the computer guy who may have had a hand in swiping the 2004 Ohio elections for W is dead!

Meantime Sarah Palin continues her canny bid to lock up the nomination by courting an audience made up of people so old that many of them could be dead by 2012.  I'm speaking, of course, of the audience for "The Tonight Show," hosted by that unfunny dude with the chin whose name shall not ever be spoken by the Devolutionist. Not that the Devolutionist was a Conan fan, or owns a TV, or ever bothered to watch the show this house it's "The Daily Show" or GTFO.

So, Sarah Palin, who is only unintentionally funny, apparently did a stand-up routine (!!!!) and submitted to an interview with The Chin. Your editor only read the excerpts, suspecting as he does that watching the video will give him heartburn, anal leakage, chlamydia, and the irresistible urge to kill puppies.  For those with stronger constitutions, video is here.

Thankfully Mike Huckabee does not appear to have done anything insane to appear in the news this week.  But it is only Wednesday.