Today in FAKE NEWS!!1!

Pride of Tennessee, Professional Liar Marsha Blackburn

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) really wants to replace retiring Senator Bob Corker and has announced her ghastly entry into the 2018 Pie Fight run thusly (yes, that’s her behind the soft, gauzy, vaselined [is too a verb!] focus):

Notice anything, oh, you know, like an outright, inflammatory LIE? the baby body parts line, which as we all know was a goddamn lie (David Daleiden is facing felony charges in California).

Yeah, and Twitter did too, but as usual, not enough. While they will not allow Blackburn’s campaign to pay to promote the Tweet, they are not taking it down either. Or at least not yet.

“It appears that the line in this video specific to ‘stopped the sale of baby body parts’ has been deemed an inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction,” a Twitter employee wrote to two employees of Targeted Victory, a digital GOP consulting firm working for Blackburn’s campaign. “If this is omitted from the video it will be permitted to serve.”

And in the meanwhile, Blackburn is now fund-raising that Silicon Valley is censoring her:

“This is urgent. I’m being censored for telling the truth,” Blackburn wrote. “Twitter has shut down my announcement video advertising. Silicon Valley elites are trying to impose their values on us. When I talked about our legislative accomplishments to stop the sale of baby body parts, they responded by calling our ad ‘inflammatory’ and ‘negative.’”

So it ends up being a two-fer: her announcement gets her firmly entrenched in the forced-birth culture wars and she gets to smack the West Coast elites. We are entering Blackburn for the Golden Schafly, I think she’s a shoo-in.

Possum Hollar really knows how to make an apparatchik.

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6 Responses to Today in FAKE NEWS!!1!

  1. Marco says:

    Yellow snowflake.


  2. Randall says:

    Is she a liar or is she sick in the head? I guess those two are not mutually exclusive…


  3. E.A. Blair says:

    “(yes, that’s her behind the soft, gauzy, vaselined [is too a verb!] focus):”

    In that particular instance, “vaselined” is an adjectival construction, not a past tense verbal form, and is perfectly valid as such in standard English. There are also ample examples of similar verbal forms, as in the sentence, “Tengrain greased the squeaky wheel.” or “I painted happy faces on my wife’s boobs for her Hallowe’en costume.”

    I spent a couple years teaching writing while working towards advanced degrees in both English and linguistics, so you can take my word for it. However, as a writer, I would hesitate to use “Vaseline™” in either a verbal or adjectival sense simply because it is a trademarked brand name. As a photographer, I would use a soft-focus lens filter because it would provide me more control and I wouldn’t have to clean the lens after the shoot.


    • tengrain says:

      Mr. Blair, as always thanks for the lesson. Growing up with some hollywood in me blood, vaseline was used exactly like that (though I don’t think it was ever actually smeared on the lens), but it was used to describe the effect. I remember Madame, my grandmère, say that they couldn’t vaseline the lens enough when we watched the Lucille Ball version of Mame.




  4. squatlo says:

    She’s an embarrassment to the state of Tennessee. We cringe whenever we see her holding forth in front of the cable news network cameras, because she has no clue most of the time, and lies the rest of the time. On behalf of sane Tennesseans everywhere, I want to apologize in advance for this horrible woman. She’s a shoo in to win Corker’s seat, and that’s something we should never stop apologizing for.


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