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  • One of the few Politico staffers we haven't boycotted and an actual pleasant human being we've actually dealt with on the telephone and in person, Michael Calderone is leaving his media blog at WinTheMorning.com for a mysterious new Yahoo News venture. Why does Yahoo even need a reporter person like Calderone when news.yahoo.com gets 40 million visitors per month?

    Yahoo boss Carol Bartz recently told the New York Observer (Calderone's former employer) that news.yahoo needs "our own editorial voice on our site." Tough to pull that off with the same lame wire copy and awards-ceremony photos seen on every other website. Are human web writers coming back into style? [HuffPo/New York]

  • America's first Jewish president, Barack Obama, celebrated the first night of Passover with a White House Seder, the second of his administration. The empty chair was for Bibi Netanyahu, who wasn't invited. [White House Flickr/Haaretz/USA Today/The Week]
  • Those nutty Hutaree Militia people are in jail for wanting to kill all the cops or whatever, so their web message board has been taken over by the Snarky Militia. Have fun over there! [Hutaree Phorum/Eugene Robinson]
  • Latest outrage on the Alaskan blogs: Did Sarah Palin's least-famous daughter, Willow, trash some vacant house with other trashy teenagers? Expect a very firm rebuttal/target map from Sarah Palin on Facebook. [Immoral Minority/Alaska WTF?]
  • The Koreich will never be America's favorite sandwich until it's got a pound of bacon and cheese atop those bitter herbs. Send your hot news and weird ideas to tips@wonkette.com.

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'Bella" by Wonkette Operative 'IdiokraticSubpoenaKommissar'

Sunday already, which means a substantial portion of US America is preparing to be astonished/heartbroken/outraged by the series finale of that show with the dragons, while another portion is just going to stay off Twitter for three days because nothing will make any sense. Yr Dok Zoom tends to come very late to trendy things, so get ready for our own thoughts on the gamy thrones show sometime in about 2023, or never. But we'd be glad to tell you just how much we enjoy the brilliance and humanity of the Cartoon Network series "Steven Universe," which debuted in 2013 and we started bingeing on the Hulu last month, late again.

Hell, we still want to talk about that one Mrs Landingham episode of "The West Wing," which we first watched years after it aired (We finally bought our new used car yesterday, and know one thing: don't drive over to the White House to show it off to President Bartlet). We might even get around to reading Infinite Jest someday. We hear it has something to do with a superhero team and a guy named Thanos. So hey, let's talk about culture and missing out and patching together some knowledge of what's happening anyway.

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Get Me Roger Stone

Roger Stone, his wife would like you to know, is broke. And he is not dealing with it well. Once in khaki suits, gee, he looked swell, full of that yankee-doodle-dee-dum, but now no one calls him Al anymore and he has to stand on a street corner singing "Brother Can You Spare A Dime?"

Yesterday, the conservative but also kind of Never Trumper site The Bulwark revealed the details of a grifty "fundraising" plea sent out by Stone's wife Nydia, begging supporters to give money to the Stones in order to help them keep up the lifestyle to which they have become accustomed.

It was titled "I am embarrassed to write this."

"Dear Friend," begins the missive. "My husband and I have an urgent new problem and we need your help. I told my husband I was going to write you, one of his most valued supporters. I am embarrassed to write this, but I must."

"Mrs. Roger Stone" tells a tale of woe: FBI agents swooping in on them at the crack of dawn to arrest her husband, a subsequent "fake news" feeding frenzy causing friends and fans to abandon the Stones.

"He laid off all our consultants, contractors and employees, and we have 'pulled in our belts' like so many Americans in 'tight times,'" she wrote, sounding for all the world like a plucky working-class patriot, not the wife of a man who made and lost his fortune lying in the service of power.

She should have been more embarrassed.

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