July 29, 2010

Has Time magazine lost it's mind printing this heresy?
— Purple Avenger

Time is one of the big dogs. A playah with clout. Its in doctors and dentists waiting rooms ferchrisakes. Even though it sucks, Time gets major eyeball exposure.

It sounds like this piece (which Drudge also linked) has them pretty much saying - repeatedly - that Ogabe's rhetoric over the BP spill has proven vastly overblown.

To make matters worse, Time also mentions that Limbaugh has been scoffing at the Ogabe rhetoric (para 1) and now "has a point" (para 2), then the piece goes on to detail, in many paragraphs, how the spill reality isn't living up to its planet killing billing.

Did I wake up this morning and fail to notice that gravity has stopped working? That hydrogen now has 5 protons rather than 1? Seriously, WTF? Where does some punkass fish wrapper rag like Time get off daring to even suggest that the ascended Messiah was wrong? Nerve? these peasants got it in spades I tell you!

Posted by: Purple Avenger at 09:32 AM | Comments (144)
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1 Blind squirrel.  Nut.

Posted by: DarkLordOfTheIntarWebs at July 29, 2010 09:34 AM (IkEhE)

2 Quick, spin your top and see if it keeps spinning indefinitely!

Posted by: RarestRX at July 29, 2010 09:34 AM (rmNST)

3 Can you ever be overblown really?

Posted by: Rocks at July 29, 2010 09:35 AM (Q1lie)

4

I can't read that drivel.

They have a link out to the "Top 10 President Pop Culture Moments".

They shouldn't even be celebrating a Top Three. Time can't run out of time fast enough.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at July 29, 2010 09:36 AM (pLTLS)

5 It's as though all this warming and cooling could only be explained by a gigantic cyclically active fusion reactor that provides a constant stream of radiation and thermal wave.....


Posted by: sven10077 at July 29, 2010 09:36 AM (kq1lG)

6 The Democrap PR rags are trying to win back some credibility before the fall elections.

Posted by: Vic at July 29, 2010 09:37 AM (/jbAw)

7 Did I wake up this morning and fail to notice that gravity has stopped working? That hydrogen now has 5 protons rather than 1? Seriously, WTF? Where does some punkass fish wrapper rag like Time get off daring to even suggest that the ascended Messiah was wrong?



Amazing how things change once you show the reporters the writing on the wall....in red ink.

Posted by: Time Magazine Accounting Department at July 29, 2010 09:37 AM (P9+0W)

8 these peasants got it in spades I tell you!

this is racist. you'll hear from our lawyers.

Posted by: N double-UH CP at July 29, 2010 09:38 AM (27KAF)

9 Time Schmime

Posted by: Witty Commenter at July 29, 2010 09:38 AM (kcqZS)

10 Spades?  Spades?!?!?!?!?  Do I even have to say it, whitey?

Posted by: Shirley Sherrod at July 29, 2010 09:38 AM (xq7pr)

11 I think you are missing the point. Time is trying to downplay the damage the BP oil spill was doing to Obama by saying that it wasn't a big deal as everyone was making it out to be, therefore it isn't a failure of Obama

Posted by: Ben at July 29, 2010 09:38 AM (wuv1c)

12 To liberals, truth is stranger than fiction ... Since most liberals hardly ever are on speaking terms with truth.

Think how hard this makes determining BP's fine?

Posted by: bill-tb at July 29, 2010 09:38 AM (y+QfZ)

13 That hydrogen now has 5 protons rather than 1?

Why, yes it does -- you're very observant. With five protons (and some other hand-wavy shit that you needn't be concerned about), hydrogen is now boron. Couple this with Obi-Won's "mongrel" comment on Da Spew and boron becomes moron. So we're all morons now (there goes the neighborhood).

Posted by: Mr. Science 'Splains T'ings at July 29, 2010 09:38 AM (FcKXR)

14

 Its in doctors and dentists waiting rooms ferchrisakes.

So is Highlights. But Highlights usually contains more useful and intelligent information.

As someone said above - Blind squirrel, nut...

Posted by: Book Geek at July 29, 2010 09:39 AM (1+OO5)

15 Ben is right.  The smartest president OF ALL TIME had the situation under control the whole way.  It's you guys that are dumb.

Posted by: CUS at July 29, 2010 09:39 AM (wOGfT)

16

So is Highlights. But Highlights usually contains more useful and intelligent information.

As someone said above - Blind squirrel, nut...

Posted by: Book Geek at July 29, 2010 02:39 PM (1+OO5)


And that cool find the object thingy.

Posted by: Rocks at July 29, 2010 09:39 AM (Q1lie)

17

What is this "print...magazine..." that you speak of? 

Posted by: Time's Man of the Year 2006 at July 29, 2010 09:40 AM (3iMgs)

18 I read this as "Obama stopped the oil spill!"

Posted by: Truman at July 29, 2010 09:40 AM (e8YaH)

19 Any chance I can get overblown here?

Posted by: Al Gore at July 29, 2010 09:41 AM (Q1lie)

20 OT -

The cover photo of Sarah Palin's new book "America By Heart: Reflection On Family, Faith, And Flag" has been released by HarperCollins.  LINK

Posted by: mrp at July 29, 2010 09:41 AM (HjPtV)

21 I remember Highlights.  Does it still have Goofus and Galant?  All I ever read at the Dr's office is Sports Illustrated.  Even that is dumbed down, now.

Posted by: CUS at July 29, 2010 09:41 AM (wOGfT)

22 18 Truman,

Only if Ogabe is made of oil eating bacteria....which I don't discount.

Posted by: sven10077 at July 29, 2010 09:41 AM (kq1lG)

23

Can you ever be overblown really?

Yes, you can.. and no, don't ask.. lol..

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at July 29, 2010 09:42 AM (e8T35)

24 Any chance I can get overblown here?

Me first, though.

Posted by: Mel Gibson at July 29, 2010 09:42 AM (wOGfT)

25 Rags like Time don't print a damn thing that doesn't advance a "progressive" agenda, and right now, propping up Obama is very near the top of that agenda. This is an effort to downplay the spill so The Won's incompetence appears less impactful.

Posted by: Fred at July 29, 2010 09:42 AM (xWGQr)

26 Can you ever be overblown really? Remember that scene from "The World According to Garp" in the driveway?

Posted by: nevergiveup at July 29, 2010 09:43 AM (0GFWk)

27 Any chance I can get overblown here?

Move to the back of the line asshole.

Posted by: Mel Gibson at July 29, 2010 09:43 AM (mv9nq)

28 Did I wake up this morning and fail to notice that gravity has stopped working? That hydrogen now has 5 protons rather than 1? Seriously, WTF?

When the few and brief moments of lucid reason look like an insane fantasy, that's how you know you're really insane.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at July 29, 2010 09:43 AM (0q2P7)

29
You know, it's interesting.

Everyone knows Obama is a liar...and Obama doesn't give a shit about it.


Posted by: Alpha & Omega Man at July 29, 2010 09:43 AM (uFokq)

30 Oil make seawater sad.  Cancel my subscription.  Earth will make geyser at company headquarters.     

Posted by: Time's Planet of the Year 1988 at July 29, 2010 09:44 AM (8lCJT)

31 PA, what is "ogabe" a reference too?  I know it means Obama, but what else?

Posted by: Iota Cracker Jones at July 29, 2010 09:44 AM (1DVez)

32 21 I remember Highlights.
Posted by: CUS at July 29, 2010 02:41 PM (wOGfT)

This wasn't in offices of dentists or doctors, but whatever became of My Weekly Reader?

Posted by: Mr. Science 'Splains T'ings at July 29, 2010 09:44 AM (FcKXR)

33 ICJ, it's a portmaneau of Obama and Mugabe. 

Posted by: Time's Planet of the Year 1988 at July 29, 2010 09:45 AM (8lCJT)

34
Does it still have Goofus and Galant?

Yes. And they're married now.

Posted by: Time at July 29, 2010 09:45 AM (uFokq)

35 Donkeyshine.

Posted by: Iota Cracker Jones at July 29, 2010 09:46 AM (1DVez)

36 PA, what is "ogabe" a reference too?  I know it means Obama, but what else?

Posted by: Iota Cracker Jones at July 29, 2010 02:44 PM (1DVez)

It's a conflation of Obama and Mugabe, as in Robert Mugabe, whose business-promoting policies are very similar to Comrade Zero's.

Posted by: Cicero at July 29, 2010 09:46 AM (QKKT0)

37 PA, what is "ogabe" a reference too?

Obama + (Robert) Mugabe [the commie who destroyed the legacy of Rhodesia being the breadbasket of Africa, and turned it into the 7,000% inflation hellhole of Zimbabwe]

Posted by: Purple Avenger at July 29, 2010 09:46 AM (mv9nq)

38 34
Does it still have Goofus and Galant?

Yes. And they're married now.

Posted by: Time at July 29, 2010 02:45 PM (uFokq)

Coffee, screen, and awesome hash!

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at July 29, 2010 09:46 AM (8lCJT)

39 psst: that should be "its" not "it's"

Posted by: chemjeff the whispering grammar Nazi at July 29, 2010 09:47 AM (Pm5H8)

40 I give Time no credit....it's just propaganda for Obama.

If GWB were Pres, they would never print the truth about the oil.

Never.

Posted by: pam at July 29, 2010 09:47 AM (h8R9p)

Posted by: Truman at July 29, 2010 09:47 AM (e8YaH)

42

Yes. And they're married now.


I would have suspected Gallant, but Goofus? He was all man.

Posted by: Cicero at July 29, 2010 09:48 AM (QKKT0)

43 Overblow THIS!

Posted by: Al Gore at July 29, 2010 09:48 AM (T0NGe)

Posted by: DarkLordOfTheIntarWebs at July 29, 2010 09:48 AM (IkEhE)

45 "The Democrap PR rags are trying to win back some credibility before the fall elections.
Posted by: Vic"

All they will succeed in doing is turning their current readers away, hastening their demise.

Or so I think, anyway.

Posted by: Dianna at July 29, 2010 09:50 AM (qrFCz)

46

Gallant sucks!

Posted by: Goofus 2010 at July 29, 2010 09:50 AM (kcqZS)

47 See, ah like Time never did this when the GOP was in charge.  New sheriff *burp* in charge.  Duh.  Gurgle.

Posted by: denny crane at July 29, 2010 09:50 AM (IQBsP)

48 stopped clock   ---   twice a day

( that is all )

Posted by: SantaRosaStan, who's found his hill at July 29, 2010 09:51 AM (JrRME)

49 Maybe they actually read their quarterly sales numbers and stock prices? Is it in the same issue as the Afghan girl?

Posted by: Jean at July 29, 2010 09:51 AM (xMgdu)

50 From the article:

Eventually, the Corps admitted that van Heerden and Kemp were right, that the surge in New Orleans was not so gigantic and that engineering failures had indeed drowned the city.
But...but...but...I thought it was BOOOOOOOSH!!!!111!!!ELEVENTY!!!!!

Posted by: chemjeff at July 29, 2010 09:52 AM (Pm5H8)

51 ...what a waste it is to lose one's mind or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.

Posted by: J. Danforth Quayle ... still waaay smarter then J. Robinette BiteMe, Jr. at July 29, 2010 09:52 AM (FcKXR)

52 Does it still have Goofus and Galant?

Yes. And they're married now.

Posted by: Time at July 29, 2010 02:45 PM (uFokq)


Umm, to each other?  Oh my.

I was just at the hospital getting various tests and yes, Highlights is still on the tables.

On the plus side, I just read SI's NCAA Tourney Preview issue.

Posted by: CUS at July 29, 2010 09:53 AM (wOGfT)

53

Next thing you know, Michelle Bachmann will be their Page 3 girl. 

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at July 29, 2010 09:53 AM (8lCJT)

54

Maybe they actually read their quarterly sales numbers and stock prices?

Sales?  They had more than one?

Posted by: Cicero at July 29, 2010 09:53 AM (QKKT0)

55 Everyone knows Obama is a liar...and Obama doesn't give a shit about it.

It's the liberals' version of taqiyya: Lying to the infidel is OK.

What they don't realize is they think Obama's always lying to the other guy.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 29, 2010 09:53 AM (T0NGe)

56

Cue Barky re-owning the spill in 3...2...1...

Posted by: Burn the Witch at July 29, 2010 09:53 AM (fLHQe)

57 There were two tensions working against each other: 1) Use the oil spill to advance anti-oil, anti-business, pro-government regulation. Cap-n-trade, etc. 2) The government response is inept, and more regulation won't help. They gambled that if the spill was portrayed as bad (which I think it is), it would drive #1 in the list. It actually drove #2 in the list. The lesson is that the only reason the machine cared about the spill at all was because it could lead to a consolidation of power. And THAT is why the soviet environmental record was so bad.

Posted by: LiveFreeOrDie at July 29, 2010 09:54 AM (sYHKJ)

58 Goofus swallows!!!!

Posted by: Gallant at July 29, 2010 09:55 AM (wOGfT)

59

Only if Ogabe is made of oil eating bacteria....

 

AHEM....

Support bacteria. It's the only culture some people have

Posted by: pitchforksandpowder at July 29, 2010 09:55 AM (6erHm)

60 18 I read this as "Obama stopped the oil spill!"

Or, "shut up about the damned spill, OK, it's over and not a big deal." And no part of it was Obama's fault.

Posted by: AmishDude at July 29, 2010 09:55 AM (T0NGe)

61 Overblown? Overcharge!

Posted by: State Department Russian Language Expert at July 29, 2010 09:55 AM (mQ8O/)

62 Can you ever be overblown really?

Remember that scene from "The World According to Garp" in the driveway?

Posted by: nevergiveup at July 29, 2010 02:43 PM (0GFWk)


yeah, i'd say he was underblown and overbit.

Man, what a stupid friggin movie. The only book Irving ever wrote that was even semi-decent was A prayer for Owen Meany.

Posted by: Rocks at July 29, 2010 09:55 AM (Q1lie)

63 I've been underblown for years.

Posted by: Cicero at July 29, 2010 09:56 AM (QKKT0)

64
Another way to look at it:  the democrats and Time magazine are happy to say - "see - the spill isn't so bad after all" because the spill was hurting Obama.

Rush being right helps Obama.  that's the only reason Time Democrat Magazine is saying this. 


Posted by: Lemon Kitten at July 29, 2010 09:56 AM (0fzsA)

65 While this is Time's "blind nut" moment, they still have to shill the "climate change" nonsense.

It's easy to overstate the policy implications of this optimistic news. BP still needs to clean up its mess; federal regulation of deep-water drilling still needs to be strengthened; we still need to use fewer fossil fuels that warm the planet; we still don't need to use more corn ethanol (which is actually dirtier than gasoline). The push to exploit the spill to gain a comprehensive energy and climate bill in Congress has already stalled anyway — even though the planet still needs one.

Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at July 29, 2010 09:56 AM (9hSKh)

66 I remember Highlights.  Does it still have Goofus and Galant?  All I ever read at the Dr's office is Sports Illustrated.  Even that is dumbed down, now.

Posted by: CUS at July 29, 2010 02:41 PM (wOGfT)

It's got a website now (don't do tinyurl so google it yourself); don't forget The Timbertoes.

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 29, 2010 09:56 AM (qPpkJ)

67 Last time I looked at Time Magazine, it was like 30 pages.

Perhaps they're actually (gasp!) trying to attract advertisers.

Posted by: shibumi at July 29, 2010 09:56 AM (OKZrE)

68 Also from the article:

Even Limbaugh, when he wasn't downplaying the spill, outrageously hyped it as "Obama's Katrina." But honest scientists don't do that, even when they work for Audubon.
Uh-huh.  Substitute "ExxonMobil" for Audubon" and let's see if TIME believes that one.

Posted by: chemjeff at July 29, 2010 09:57 AM (Pm5H8)

69

Here is my cynical side: much ado about nothing. Olbermann, Matthews, et. al. have recently taken shots at Obama. Then, in 2 years time, they can whole heartedly endorse Obama for a second term, all the while, in a very grave voice, "noting that in the past we/I have been critical of this administration...".

That, of course, assumes Time, Olbermann, Matthews, et. al. are still around in 2 years.

Posted by: Mallamutt at July 29, 2010 09:59 AM (OWjjx)

70

Next thing you know, Michelle Bachmann will be their Page 3 girl. 

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at July 29, 2010 02:53 PM (8lCJT)

Crikey !!  Sod off, mate. 

Posted by: SantaRosaStan, faithful reader of The Sun at July 29, 2010 09:59 AM (JrRME)

71 In my view, scientists will go work for Audubon _precisely_ because they have an agenda to push, and that is more important to them than doing good science. 

Posted by: chemjeff at July 29, 2010 09:59 AM (Pm5H8)

72 If they printed Time Magazine in double-ply and made it cost less than Charmin, I'd probably subscribe.

Posted by: Smart Shopper at July 29, 2010 09:59 AM (QKKT0)

73 Does it still have Goofus and Galant?

Yes. And they're married now.
Posted by: Time
---

To each other?

Posted by: Retread at July 29, 2010 10:00 AM (komCR)

74 Mallamutt, well of course that's always how it works - some leftwing bozo attempts to build up his cred among the independent crowd by saying "oh I'm not a shill, look, I criticized Obama once or twice" - when it turns out the criticisms were of his golf game or mommy jeans or whatever, nothing of substance.

Posted by: chemjeff at July 29, 2010 10:00 AM (Pm5H8)

75

That, of course, assumes Time, Olbermann, Matthews, et. al. are still around in 2 years.

Posted by: Mallamutt at July 29, 2010 02:59 PM (OWjjx)

In two years, Olbermann will be a five-dollar whore in a ten-dollar whorehouse

Matthews will also be sucking Cock, but more discreetly

Posted by: SantaRosaStan, faithful reader of The Sun at July 29, 2010 10:01 AM (JrRME)

76

Time is trying to salvage Obama's failure to do anything about the spill.

They lead off with Obama's quote that the spill was a catastrophe, true, but they frame it as the conventional wisdom--in other words, Obama was just saying what everyone knew, not playing demagogue.

They then go on to say that the spill hasn't turned out as badly as expected.  It wasn't that Obama was hyping this thing like junkie, its just that, you know, he was repeating the conventional wisdom which somehow turned out to be mistaken for reasons that are of no particular interest or bear on anything else.

Sheer propaganda.

Posted by: Emperor of Icecream at July 29, 2010 10:01 AM (epBek)

77 Jane D'oh, PJM has an article (by Mike Malone) on the Boy Scout parade in DC you might like, and a link to another article about the work they're doing at Balls Bluff Park in Virginia.

Posted by: Retread at July 29, 2010 10:02 AM (komCR)

78

O/T, does anyone know anyone who likes Shep Smith or O'Reilly?  No?  How do they keep their jobs?

It's the network and the time slot, not the blowhard.

Posted by: Iota Cracker Jones at July 29, 2010 10:02 AM (1DVez)

79 apostasy!

Posted by: joeindc44 at July 29, 2010 10:03 AM (QxSug)

80 In my view, scientists will go work for Audubon _precisely_ because they have an agenda to push, and that is more important to them than doing good science. 

Posted by: chemjeff at July 29, 2010 02:59 PM (Pm5H

A quick search of Audobon showed that their new president used to head the Environmental Defense Fund which is known to funnel cash to groups like ELF.

So yeah, definitely an agenda to push and one using terrorist tactics to boot.

Posted by: ErikW at July 29, 2010 10:04 AM (fDRif)

81 Even the blind catch glimpses of God sometimes. What they'll do with that glimpse will probably end up an exercise of staring at their navels.

Posted by: dum blond at July 29, 2010 10:05 AM (gbCNS)

82 So, let me get this straight.  It's ok again to say, "Drill baby, drill?"

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at July 29, 2010 10:06 AM (RkRxq)

83 Time Magazine deserves some credit for suggesting that Limbaugh and van Herdeen were correct, but they just couldn't get themselves to do it without placating their lib readership.  "Obnoxious anti-environmenatlist Rush Limbaugh . . . has a point" and van Herdeen "is controversial" and has a "big mouth."

When Time-Life Magazine comes out with their collection of Greatest Children's Stories Ever Re-Told ("Get Aesop's Top Ten Fables for just $19.99 plus shipping and handling; every month we'll send you a new volume, including favorites such as The Doctor Is In - A Seuss Compendium and Not-So-Grim Fairy Tales for the Very Young"), they will probably describe the hero-kid in The Emperor's New Clothes as "a trouble-making hoodlum with a Tourette's-like penchant for shouting out unpleasant truths about other people's wardrobes."

Posted by: Z as in Jersey at July 29, 2010 10:07 AM (kZT4X)

84 Shep Smith or O'Reilly?  No?  How do they keep their jobs?

It's the network and the time slot, not the blowhard.

Posted by: Iota Cracker Jones at July 29, 2010 03:02 PM (1DVez)

Shep treks the Hersey Highway with well-placed stockholders, tycoons, etc.  He catches the load, IYKWIMAITYD

O'Reilly probably has half the Fox execs cowering in a broom closet, and screams at them every night until they wet themselves and extend his contract

Posted by: SantaRosaStan, increasingly discouraged at July 29, 2010 10:07 AM (JrRME)

85 82 So, let me get this straight.  It's ok again to say, "Drill baby, drill?"

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at July 29, 2010 03:06 PM (RkRxq)

No time like the present..

Posted by: TexasJew at July 29, 2010 10:07 AM (o7kZZ)

86 Has Time magazine lost it's mind printing this heresy?

Better theory. They knew Ofumbles dropped the ball on this one totally, so they are re-writing it as, "not a really big deal so who cares?"

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at July 29, 2010 10:07 AM (0q2P7)

87 I would be remiss if I didn't point out that conservatives played  up the potential catastrophic damage as well, so this doesn't help the cause much ...  after all is said and done 

Posted by: Call me Lennie at July 29, 2010 10:08 AM (r/5/5)

88 Time said the right thing (RE the lasting impact) for the wrong reasons. It's so lovely how the media pushes a narrative, then starts pointing fingers. Also noticed how they point-out that Rush may have had a point, but they (of course) won't give credit to Dr. Hayward for saying the same thing. Meanwhile, the moratorium is still being pushed, & Congress wants to pass an 'energy bill' that will push more businesses away from the Gulf regions.

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at July 29, 2010 10:09 AM (HQSQk)

89 34
Does it still have Goofus and Galant?

Yes. And they're married now.

Posted by: Time at July 29, 2010 02:45 PM (uFokq)

I very nearly spit soda all over my monitor. Good job.

Posted by: Randy at July 29, 2010 10:09 AM (zQKSr)

90 It wasn't that Obama was hyping this thing like junkie, its just that, you know, he was repeating the conventional wisdom which somehow turned out to be mistaken for reasons that are of no particular interest or bear on anything else.

You mean like the conventional wisdom (and just about every other spy agency around) that said that Saddam had WMD's?  But Bush lied...

Posted by: CUS at July 29, 2010 10:09 AM (wOGfT)

91 A trap it is!

Posted by: Yoda channeling Admiral Akbar at July 29, 2010 10:10 AM (HtIec)

92 This is so confusing!  So, the fact that it is not so bad afterall is Bush's fault or because of Obama mad competence skilz?

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at July 29, 2010 10:10 AM (RkRxq)

93

TIME magazine printed something that might actually be true?

Yup.. were doomed.  The seventh seal has been broken.  Somebody que the four horseman...

Posted by: StuckOnStupid at July 29, 2010 10:14 AM (e8T35)

94

No time like the present..

Posted by: TexasJew at July 29, 2010 03:07 PM (o7kZZ)

I get the distinct impression that you're one of those evil oil industry geological insider two percenters who aren't paying their fair share for... just about everything, if memory serves, close?

 

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at July 29, 2010 10:15 AM (RkRxq)

95

FIRST!

(We can't get them all right)

Posted by: Time Magazine at July 29, 2010 10:15 AM (la188)

96 This is so confusing!  So, the fact that it is not so bad afterall is Bush's fault or because of Obama mad competence skilz?

Third choice: Bobby Jindal overreacted and should be ignored forevermore.

Lefties view not mine since he was only arguing for preventative measures  to protect the coastline during the unknown phase of the spill.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at July 29, 2010 10:16 AM (tf9Ne)

97 I would be remiss if I didn't point out that conservatives played  up the potential catastrophic damage as well

Yes, but we didn't print it, so we'll have to backtrack on that.

Posted by: MSM at July 29, 2010 10:18 AM (T0NGe)

98 O/T but what do98% these journolistas have in common?

http://tinyurl.com/23tb4zf

Posted by: Hedgehog at July 29, 2010 10:19 AM (oQIfB)

99 I wonder if Obama is gonna give BP it's $20 billion back?

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at July 29, 2010 10:19 AM (RkRxq)

100 of course it was nothing and Jindal he too was way off base. Those fisherman down there are just trying to score beaucoup off the backs of BPs shareholders. And why my taxes have to go to clean up beaches I never use is .... well it is SOCIALISM

Posted by: denny crane at July 29, 2010 10:20 AM (I+7Zv)

101 apostrophe

Posted by: Gerry at July 29, 2010 10:22 AM (FyTvR)

102 Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at July 29, 2010 03:15 PM (RkRxq)

That's me! Evil Hummer-driving geologist oilman SOB. I said, way back in April, that 3-6 months after the well got capped, the Gulf coast would be totally back to normal. Experience has always shown that to be the case.
This shit's happened numerous times before, and the spill in 1979 was larger and much more nasty. 4 months later, you literally couldn't find a drop of spill-related oil on the beaches in South Padre, and I was down there, looking.

As for this administration, the greenies and the Dims, fuck 'em where they breath.

Posted by: TexasJew at July 29, 2010 10:24 AM (o7kZZ)

103

Obama's got the inside track on Time's Mongrel of the Year. 

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at July 29, 2010 10:24 AM (8lCJT)

104 I love (in a totally manly hetero way) my dentist.

No Time, no Newsweek, no People, none of that garbage.
He does have a King James Bible.

Posted by: John Galt at July 29, 2010 10:24 AM (F/4zf)

105 6 The Democrap PR rags are trying to win back some credibility before the fall elections.

Posted by: Vic at July 29, 2010 02:37 PM (/jbAw)

Exactly. That liberal ship they booked their presidential cruise on is taking on water fast.

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent - coincidence? at July 29, 2010 10:24 AM (YVZlY)

106 Gotta give john Ryan/denny crane/Andy Rand/ Sheik Yamani etc credit. Trolls come and go, but john brings the stupid EVERY DAMN DAY! Another 15 years and Ace will owe him a gold watch upon retirement!

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at July 29, 2010 10:24 AM (ERJIu)

107

BP wrote off $32 billion from their bottom line this year.  They were able to deduct $10 of the $20 billion from Barry's slush fund off of their taxes and they reported a $17 billion dollar loss.

BP made out liked raped apes on this deal.  Obama was probably able to use the $20 billion to pad the books on the deficit.  And we, as tax payers paid $10 billion of the $10 billion because of BP's deduction.

I feel really stupid for being such a sucker.

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at July 29, 2010 10:25 AM (RkRxq)

108

I love (in a totally manly hetero way) my dentist.

Oh, sure, that's what they all say until someone pulls out a tube of KY...

Posted by: conscious, but incoherent - coincidence? at July 29, 2010 10:26 AM (YVZlY)

109 As for this administration, the greenies and the Dims, fuck 'em where they breath.

Posted by: TexasJew at July 29, 2010 03:24 PM (o7kZZ)

Good on ya.  I wish your industry and your profession a total comeback.  The best revenge IMO.

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at July 29, 2010 10:27 AM (RkRxq)

110 82 So, let me get this straight.  It's ok again to say, "Drill baby, drill?"

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at July 29, 2010 03:06 PM (RkRxq)

True dat...can we droop the whole windmill thing as well.

 

Posted by: dananjcon at July 29, 2010 10:31 AM (pr+up)

111 107 "BP said Tuesday that it plans to cut its U.S. tax bill by $9.9 billion, or about half the amount pledged to aid victims of the disaster, by deducting costs related to the oil spill.  A portion of that could be refunded from taxes BP paid in earlier years.  The company disclosed its intentions as part of its second-quarter earnings report, in which it said it would record a $32.2 billion charge to reflect the costs of the spill.  Under U.S. corporate tax law, companies can take credits on up to 35 percent of their losses."

link

Posted by: Miss'80sBaby at July 29, 2010 10:31 AM (HQSQk)

112

Frequent readers of my column know that I have a soft spot for trolls who try to correct the misconceptions, falsehoods and flat out lies that are spread every day on right wing blogs. These blogs often unearth the most unseemly behavior of man: a rebellion against collectivism, a rejection of the progressive march toward utopia, the yearning for individual rights and, dare I say, I say, responsibility. I often find myself cheering for these individuals, hoping against hope that the one or two of these brave souls can withstand the numerical advantage that their opponets have.

I do not feel that way about Denny Crane, a troll at the blog Ace of Spades Headquarter. Mr. Crane's mode of operandi is a simple "x, then y, then z...its socialism". Devoid of logic, Mr. Crane is the type of person who, when confronted with the problem 2 plus 2, would stare at you with a blank expression before soiling his pants.

The more appalling element of Mr. Crane's, eh, work, for a lack of a better word (though it is doubtful that someone demonstrating Mr. Crane's lack of logical comprehension actually works. I suspect his most difficult chore is counting the change he receives while pan handling outside of an gay adult theater) is that it appears to have no passion, no zeal. It is a rote, bland regurgitation of bland, simple and often boring talking points. "Charlie Rangle committed ethics violations while Republicans were in charge!" Mr. Crane will extoll, as if that, somehow, excuses the Congressman's current ethical problems.

Boring, predicatable, illogical and no energy, I simply can not give Mr. Crane any stars for his lackluster performance. My hope is that, with many, many years of work, Mr. Crane may one day be able to piece together a comprehensive statement, perhaps something as simple as "Hi, my name is Denny Crane" and say it without the nervous discharge of a bodily fluid.

 

Posted by: E. Earl Huffingslate, Blog Critic, New York Times at July 29, 2010 10:32 AM (OWjjx)

113 Hey, I knew it wasn't a BFD from jump street, and I squeezed those imperialists for $20B.  Watch this drive.

Posted by: Barrack Hussein Woods at July 29, 2010 10:36 AM (/H8uK)

114 The nervous discharge of bodily dluid is a feature, not a bug

Posted by: Truman at July 29, 2010 10:37 AM (e8YaH)

115 Gotta give john Ryan/denny crane/Andy Rand/ Sheik Yamani etc credit. Trolls come and go, but john brings the stupid EVERY DAMN DAY! Another 15 years and Ace will owe him a golden watch shower upon retirement!

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at July 29, 2010 03:24 PM (ERJIu)

Posted by: Captain Hate at July 29, 2010 10:37 AM (qPpkJ)

116
Did I wake up this morning and fail to notice that gravity has stopped working? That hydrogen now has 5 protons rather than 1?

Bet you no longer doubt the power of the dark side, do you? I find your lack of faith...corrected. Sometimes a demonstration is all that's needed.

You expected me to strangle you? that's so...passive-aggresive.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at July 29, 2010 10:47 AM (1hM1d)

117

This is just the beginning of this kinda journo-hackery. Picture 2008 levels of Obambi sycophancy and suckitude, now multiply by a factor of 3. You see, now the Messiah is in trouble and his faithful minions will stop at nothing to ensure that "O" reaches the promise land, they have too much invested in this false prophit. Like all libs, common sense, reason and fact are easily couched by emotion, fad and dillusion.       

Posted by: dananjcon at July 29, 2010 10:58 AM (pr+up)

118 What I don't get is the caveat that "the oil may be under the surface."  Crude is kinda uniform in its density, no?  If some of it floats, all of it floats.  So how could it be hiding below?

Posted by: ParisParamus at July 29, 2010 10:58 AM (7Pu9b)

119
Remember the hurricanes that were going to take all that oil and DESTROY THE GULF COAST!!!11!!!111!!1 ? 

Yeah, neither does Time.

Posted by: Dang Straights at July 29, 2010 10:59 AM (fx8sm)

120

"Its mind," not "it's mind." The possessive form of "it" has no apostrophe.

 

Posted by: Wm T Sherman at July 29, 2010 11:07 AM (w41GQ)

121 A bit late to the thread, but I feel we'll be seeing more stories like this in the coming months Jlited lovers and disillusioned former true believers can be particularly vicious.

Posted by: Techie at July 29, 2010 11:08 AM (zbH+i)

122 It is?

Posted by: Bill Carson at July 29, 2010 11:08 AM (2R2cV)

123 Where does some punkass fish wrapper rag like Time get off daring to even suggest that the ascended Messiah was wrong?

Too much of a compliment.  Way too glossy for fish wrap.  Can't soak up the juices.

Posted by: Nick B at July 29, 2010 11:18 AM (tQmh7)

124 Hot Air Green Room's Howard Portnoy is hereby nominated for the Ric Romero Award for Timely Journalism.

He does realize that was news a month ago, right?  Right...?

Posted by: DarkLordOfTheIntarWebs at July 29, 2010 11:26 AM (IkEhE)

125 WTF??? Are people still flogging the cover story it was an oil spill?

Reynolds posted this at the beginning of the month, and it's no coincidence that's when the started winding up the leak story:

Actually, the reason the oil cleanup is so slow is that there’s no oil spill at all. Oil’s just a cover story. It’s really aliens on the seafloor. That’s why the press is being kept away, and that’s why they’re preparing the public by floating stories about the possibility of nuking the site. Those skimmer ships aren’t cleaning things up, they are actually releasing oil to support the cover story. That’s why they’ve found lame excuses to keep volunteers and foreign assistance away. It’s all obvious once you think about it! Wake up, sheeple!

Posted by: Kazinski at July 29, 2010 11:51 AM (HPhbp)

126 Picked up a Time mag on Monday while waiting for hubby to conduct bank business and noticed that it seems much skinnier than it used to.  It could be my imagination since I haven't touched one in years.

Posted by: katya, the designated driver at July 29, 2010 11:52 AM (g4YJI)

127 What's so shocking? Time is just saying that this isn't Katrina, and Obama's only failure was in caring too much.

Looks to me like they're being true to form.

Posted by: schizuki at July 29, 2010 11:58 AM (Xd9fe)

128 BTW, "it's" is a contraction of "it is".

It's "his", "hers" and "its", not "hi's", "her's" and "it's".

Posted by: schizuki's pet peeve at July 29, 2010 12:01 PM (Xd9fe)

129

Desperatly seeking a Denny Crane vs. Alvin Greene debate smackdown. Which one do you think yer libs nominated for the US Senate, E Earl Huffingslate?

Posted by: Cowboy at July 29, 2010 12:05 PM (tfMGP)

130

The obnoxious anti-environmentalist Rush Limbaugh has been a rare voice arguing that the spill — he calls it "the leak" — is anything less than an ecological calamity, scoffing at the avalanche of end-is-nigh eco-hype.

Still a jagoff. Sod him and Slime Magazine

 

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 29, 2010 12:17 PM (1Jaio)

131 According to CNBC (not conservative media) today, gallons of water in the Gulf to gallons of oil spilled = gallons of water filling the entire new Cowboys stadium to one 24oz cup of beer anywhere in that stadium.  Just some perspective...

Posted by: MostlyRight at July 29, 2010 12:38 PM (0aCXd)

132 Didn't read all the comments, but Time is doing this to say "see the prez really didn't need to take it seriously".

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at July 29, 2010 12:42 PM (yT8z7)

133 Maybe they actually read their quarterly sales numbers and stock prices?

It's a little too little, it's a little too late.

Posted by: Pat Benatar at July 29, 2010 12:45 PM (w9BEi)

134 I got run off another blog for saying that I have lived through a number of oil spills and life as we know it never ended.

Posted by: Moi at July 29, 2010 12:47 PM (bjYAr)

135 I get complimentary copies of Time and Newsweek in my office, they never make to the lobby, trashed immediately! Autoweek, Road and Track, Arcitectural Digest, maybe Home and Garden for the women readers, That''s it!

Posted by: Dave The Dentist at July 29, 2010 01:09 PM (7FgWm)

136 I have said it time and time again. People have to eat. The left is losing the cold civil war and continuing to print wildy left wing garbage means the left is well out of a job and they like hot running water just as much as conservatives do. Expect more of this. When the tide turns it is going to be brutal.

Posted by: theworldisnotenough at July 29, 2010 01:27 PM (JpqtI)

137 The reporting on the spill greatly distorted people's expectations of what would happen.  A very large amount of the oil leaking from the well was captured at the source.  A lot more was collected and burned (flared) at the surface and still more was burned within controlled containment on the surface of the gulf.

The problem was that the media kept jacking up people's perception of the spill with estimates that the daily total spill "could be as high as" some ridiculously high number without any evidence to back up the idea that the spill was ACTUALLY that bad.  You COULD get hit by up to 437 meteorites today, but you probably won't.

Now imagine the meteorite total multiplied by 100 days. People would expect that someone out there has been hit by 43700 meteorites.  It is sort of the same thing with the gulf leak.  You had media outlets competing with each other to see who could get the "expert" that would estimate the largest amount of oil for the leak.  So over time the estimates "walked" higher and higher as each outlet trotted out some "expert" that gave a higher possible volume of oil.  But in this case the potential doesn't ruin beaches.  What ruins beaches is what ACTUALLY leaks and escapes containment and escapes surface burning and processing.

Also, since the gulf naturally seeps each year more oil than the Exxon Valdez spilled, there are a lot of oil eating microbes in that water.  Oil has a lot of energy in it.  Something is going to evolve to use that energy if it can.  In a place where you have pretty much constant oil seepage, those critters are going to be all over the place.


Posted by: crosspatch at July 29, 2010 02:02 PM (ZbLJZ)

138 "WTF? Where does some punkass fish wrapper rag like Time get off daring to even suggest that the ascended Messiah was wrong?"

Probably some nerd accountant has pointed out to the "elite intelligentsia" of management:

HEY!  The rag is SHRINKING in size and READERSHIP!  Maybe it's TIME to RETHINK your mission statement.  Because IT AIN'T SELLING!

Posted by: GarandFan at July 29, 2010 02:18 PM (XaWFq)

139 It's "his", "hers" and "its", not "hi's", "her's" and "it's". Posted by: schizuki's pet peeve at July 29, 2010 05:01 PM (Xd9fe) Tit's?

Posted by: CoolCzech at July 29, 2010 02:28 PM (tJjm/)

140

"Where does some punkass fish wrapper rag like Time get off daring to even suggest that the ascended Messiah was wrong?"

It doesn't end there. I stepped outside this morning and the sky was purple, the grass was orange, and my dog was french-kissing the cat.

Posted by: Henry Hawkins at July 29, 2010 03:53 PM (1neAq)

Posted by: yixing teapots at July 29, 2010 11:24 PM (6ZwMD)

142 Mother Nature be afraid!  Be very afraid for showing Obama to be the buffoon that he actually is!

Posted by: Bill Fabrizio at July 30, 2010 05:26 AM (523eV)

143 go to buy fendi handbags on sale
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Posted by: fendi handbags at July 30, 2010 05:42 PM (AvlwO)

144

The easy explanation is that the liberal nut-base is getting ready to tank Obama so that he doesn't run (and lose) in 2012. 

They'll give "Hillary-the-competent" a shot at the title.  After all, she's just as much a raging liberal without the baggage of having been exposed as a raging liberal. 

They might fool the independents again.

Posted by: Steve O at July 30, 2010 07:35 PM (IXYD1)

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