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September 25, 2008

Failing the audition at Consumerist.com

I read Consumerist.com, and occasionally post a comment or two on the site. I noticed that my comments were not appearing on the site, so I emailed the moderator to inquire why. The deliciously ironic and hypocritical response is quoted below:

You haven't passed the audition. Frankly, a lot of your comments are a bit hostile, either to the consumer mentioned in the article, or to other comments. This needs to be toned back a lot, and you need to follow our comment code to post.

Example:
"Typical whiny Consumerist a-hole."

That's really rich from a site that has an entire tag for "assholes" and frequently uses profanity in the titles and content of their posts. I would link to all of them, but according to google, the word asshole appears 4,780 times at consumerist.com.

Think that's interesting, check the google hits for the f-bomb. 20,500 hits and a couple tags. Impressive! They even make quite eloquent use of the f-bomb as so eloquently illustrated in this post about a guy who likes to give the finger to people who drive an H2:

It's not really funny. It's not really clever. This isn't consumer activism, it's just consumer cow tipping. Fuck Fuck You And Your H2.

How delightfully civil! They aren't being hostile to that consumer in the slightest, now are they?

It's like the gift that keeps on giving. You can find similar quotes found in other user's comments that don't seem to bother the moderator. This guy wins the award for the most disgusting comment that I could find in regards to B. Hussein Obama and the press. Gross! But he always rips on Republicans, so I guess he's OK.

The Gawker TOS document basically says they can remove my comments at their discretion, which is their right. It's their sandbox, and they have every right to tell me to play in my own. I just find it completely hypocritical that on a site with 20,500 pages where the f-bomb appears, I get banned for commenting that someone was a "Typical whiny Consumerist a-hole."

PS. Just in case Gawker decides to remove the links I posted above and clean up their site, I have saved PDF's. You're welcome.

Sarah who, said what?

Sarah who? I think I've seen this moron before, but I'm not sure where. Here she is "endorsing" B. Hussein Obama with a healthy dose of profanity, racism, and moronic logic: (h/t The Superficial)

Best quote:

Don't use fact. Use threats!

Indeed. When attempting to convince a member of The Greatest Generation ever to vote for B. Hussein Obama, it's best not to use the facts. I totally agree. Trying to use the facts is likely to end in failure against someone with even half a brain. Best to stick to lies, threats, and intimidation. Oh ... and profanity.

September 12, 2008

Matt Damon speaks about Governor Palin

I heard that Matt Damon was interviewed in Canada recently and he took that as an opportunity to talk about Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Here's the video:

This resulted in a couple mentions on the Internet tubes and a follow-up interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live:

You saw it here first folks.

September 11, 2008

Austin area schools close in preparation for Ike

Shamelessly ripped from WetWired.

Austin ISD - All AISD Schools are going to close Early on Friday. The times are listed below:

* Elementary Schools will let out at noon. there will be no after school care for students.

* Middle Schools including Kealing Magnet Students who ride Capital Metro Buses will let out at 2:00 p.m.

* High Schools will dismiss at 2:00 p.m. Ecept LBJ and Liberal Arts & Science Academy which will dismiss at NOON

Round Rock ISD - Schools will be release early on Friday 9/12. Elementary Schools will release at 12:45 p.m. Middle Schools will release at 1:30 pm. High Schools will release at 2:00 pm. Breakfast and lunch will be available for students before dismissal.

Hutto ISD - Elementary Schools release at 12:10 pm. Middle Schools will release at 1:15 pm. High Schools will release at 1:30 pm.

Del Valle ISD - Will close early Friday 9/12. Elementary Schools will dismiss at 1:00 pm and Secondary schools will dismiss at 1:00 pm

Giddings ISD - Will cancel school on Friday 9/12. Classes will resume on Monday 9/15. ACT Testing scheduled for this Saturday has been rescheduled for Saturday, 9/20.

Kingdom Academy I, II, and Kingdom Academy Christin School in Bastrop - will release 1:30 p.m. onf Friday 9/12.

Pflugerville ISD - All PISD campuses will release students two hours early on Friday. High Schools relases at 2:15, Middle Schools relase at 1:35, and Elementary Schools release at 12:50 p.m. All buses will according to this release schedule.

Bastrop ISD - Busses will be running Friday according to early release schedule. Students will be released early on Friday. Pre-K classes in the afternoon will not occur. Elementary will release 11:30 and secondary grades at 12:30.

Manor ISD - will release two hours early on Friday 9/12. Friday’s afternoon pre-K classes are cancelled and all after school events for Friday and the weekend have been canceled.

The Children’s Health and Safety Fair at VFW post 10427, originally scheduled for 9/13/08 has been rescheduled for Saturday 10/04/08

McDade ISD - will be closed on Friday 9/12 due to traffic concerns related to Hurricane Evacuations.

The SAT Test at Burnet H.S. on Saturday has been cancelled and rescheduled for Saturday 9/20.

Smithville ISD - Students will be dismissed two hours early on Friday Sept. 12. Bus will run their normal route, but earlier

Hays ISD - High schools will be released at 12:30 on Friday, middle schools will be released at 1:45 and elementary schools will be released at their regular time at 2:40. Buses will run according to the earlier schedule.

Waelder ISD - All campuses will be closed Friday.

Elgin ISD - Has canceled school on Friday entirely.

More information from the TEA here, and local TV station Fox 7 as well.