The Sunday Talkies Post Is Up At Crooks And Liars

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Meet David Gregory’s hair

All the usual lying toadies and minions have taken to the airwaves today, no doubt the flex their vocal cords on Ferguson, and to give their blah studies scholarship a good polish. Also, note that this is the first episode of Dancing with the Gregory since Disco Dave was fired. Politics Spice isn’t in the host seat yet, so they have Mrs. Alan Greenspan hosting.

Today is also my last post for this week at Crooks and Liars, too. I always feel a little sad when it is over, but this round-up week, we did include a fair number of Scissorheads. Good work, everyone!

The Sunday Talkies is Up at Crooks and Liars

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…and the thing I noticed right away is that The Three Amigos are fully represented: Grandpa Walnuts is on CNN, Kelly Ayotte (Orange is the New Lieberman) is on Bloomberg, and Senatorette Huckleberry Closetcase is on Fox.

And speaking of Crooks and Liars, my week doing the Morning Round-Up starts tomorrow (Monday), so if you have read any good blog posts that you think deserve more attention or more likely, wrote one yourself (because Scissorheads rule), please send me a note to let me know: Tengrain AT mockpaperscissors DOT com.

Modesty is for monks, you know. Blow your own horn, etc. While I cannot promise that all tips will be used, I can promise that I will read them all.

Running into the Wall

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Sometimes you are the bug, and sometimes you are the windshield. Right now, our pal Jurassic Pork is definitely the bug.

If you can give some money to Jurassic Pork, now would be the time to do it; there’s a paypal button on his website. If you prefer (and don’t like PayPal and I cannot blame you if you do), you can buy his book, American Zen at Amazon.

Regular readers know I think the world of JP, he’s one of the best writing stylists on the internet with a voice that roars. I cannot begin to tell you how diminished I think we would be without Bob.

Before and After — from Freakout Nation

This is such a good post, I stole it legally:

Before and after shots: Republicans pleading for POW Bergdahl’s release, until Obama made made the deal (via FreakOutNation)

On Monday, half-term Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin scribbled on her Facebook page, “No, Mr. President, a soldier expressing horrid anti-American beliefs – even boldly putting them in writing and unabashedly firing off his messages while in uniform…


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It’s That Time Of The Month Again…

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…in which we give a shout out to the MPS blogroll. Why do we do it, you ask? Because we always liked *YOU* best!

Actually, we recognize that everyone likes to be linked now and then, and because it increases your Google ranking and allegedly give you a bump in Technorati’s Authority (if anyone still uses that thing) the more often you are linked.

If you want to be included in the fun next month, all you need to do is to follow our blogroll guidelines: put MPS in your blogroll, and we will put your blog in ours (Caveat: commercial websites are NOT included).

And now, on to the links!

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Hey Reince, How’s That Rebranding Working? Texas Edition

Stolen from Juanita Jean’s

This is an opposition ad for Texas Gubinatorial Candidate Wendy Davis, presumably put up by supporters of Xristian Xrazie Greg Abbott. If you feel so compelled, please visit Juanita Jean’s where she lists various ways you can help; you don’t have to be in Texas, by the way.

It’s That Time of The Month Again

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It’s time once again to give some linky-luv to the blogroll, because everyone loves to be linked now and then, and because it helps all blogs when they are linked. It increases something that The Googles calls relevance and it increases Technorati ratings for each of the blogs listed below.

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It’s that time of the month again (already?) when we at Mock, Paper, Scissors salutes the fine contributors to our Blogroll.

“Why do you do that ‘Grain?,” you ask.

Because we like you! We really like you! Everyone likes to get a little link-luv now and then, and it helps to improve your Google authority rating, and allegedly it works to increase your Technorati score.

Our blogroll policy is stolen from the late, great Jon Swift: we will link to you if you link to MPS. But remember: I always liked YOU best!

What Charlie Said X10

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Brother Pierce nails it:

In merciful brief, the president attempted to explain to the world why the self-destructive and mendacious decision of the United States to engage in aggressive war in Iraq in contravention of god alone knows how many provisions of international law was manifestly different — politically, legally, and morally — from Vladimir Putin’s land grabbing in and around Ukraine. Before anyone gave him a chance to be president, and throughout his unlikely rise to the White House, the president famously called the war in Iraq “the wrong war in the wrong place.” It was the first stark difference between the president and Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primary campaign and the clearest difference between the president and Senator John McCain in that year’s general election. It represented the cleanest break available to the country from the bloody stupdity of the previous administration. It was the seedbed for all the hope and all the change. The problem arose when the architects of the American fiasco were allowed to escape any real accounting for what they’d done in Iraq and to the United States. There was no public punishment, no public shaming, no indication from the new administration that it was ready to demand penance from the old. And yesterday, the president illustrated quite clearly the size of the corner in which his basic philosophy had painted him.

Go read the whole thing at Esquire.

If you have not read Charlie Pierce’s piece on Bill Kristol…

…you should. It’s muscular writing, heartfelt, and good. It’s the kind of thing a I wish I could write here, but I know I won’t.

Anyway, here’s a sample of Brother Pierce laying into Bloody Bill (Always Wrong) Kristol:

Blow me, you monstrous, bloodthirsty fraud, you silly, stupid chickenhawk motherfker who plays army man with the children of people who are so much better than you are, and who would feed innocent civilians in lands you will never visit into your own personal meatgrinder to service your semi-annual martial erection…

(Esquire)