Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Your Official Almost Semi-World Famous Irredeemable Mid-Week Open Thread

Your Beloved Blog Editrix Turns Things Over To You, The Reader.
So Don Your Blogging Thongs, Share Ye Links and Bicker.
As Always, Keep All Weapons In Plain Sight.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

WH Spox: To Much Free Speech Going On Up in Here.


In the continuing saga of the Biden administration being on the wrong side of absolutely everything, White House Manure Spreader, Karen Jong-Pierre, made it clear that they intend to pressure social media platforms like Twitter to censor speech, presumably of the conservative variety. 

KJP made these remarks today in a press gaggle on Air Force One as the president headed to a campaign stop in Michigan. As the audio from the gaggle indicates, KJP was asked about her remarks yesterday that the White House would be “monitoring” the situation at Twitter in the wake of Elon Musk taking over. Their concern, of course, is that Musk is reinstating once-banned accounts, lifting shadow bans, and generally letting that thing we call free speech thrive on his platform. A platform libs thought they owned.


Sister Toldjah had some thoughts on KJP’s remarks from yesterday, correctly noting:
Simply put, any communication tool that Democrats can’t in some way control presents an existential threat to their future as a party. So therefore that tool must be targeted for cancellation.

Remember, kids, it’s only “hate speech and misinformation” if a Republican or conservative says it. 

Friday, November 25, 2022

Middle Finger Symphony Theater

 ~ No Tuxedos Required ~

Brought To You By BLUESJUNKY: Middle Finger Symphony Chair of Music

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Your Obligatory "I Ate and Drank Too Much And Now I'm Miserable" Turkey Day Open Thread


And to help add some joy to your bloat and gassiness - A Thanksgiving Special 

Discredited high school history teacher, James O'Flannery, describes the origins of AMERICA'S most beloved holiday, mostly without profanity and while sober (we think).

THE FIRST THANKSGIVING
This should be required viewing for grades K - Your Grown Ass. 🧐🀣


h/t That VANDERLEUN Fellow

MORE HISTORY ON THE HALF-SHELL FROM THE DEMENTED MINDS AT FLAPPR.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Woke Journalists and Their Transphobic Server

Big-name journalists we all love to hate, as well as many you’ve never heard of, loved their gatekeeping role on Twitter. They decided what you were permitted to know, and Twitter played along, happy to enforce the Mean Girls’ rules on their behalf.  But freedom of speech has returned to Twitter under Elon Musk, and journos are desperate for a new digital meeting place where they’re the Mean Girls clique once more.

So they turned to Mastodon, a totally Woke (and decentralized) social media platform of individual servers, where NPR’s Adam Davidson set up the journa.host server for like-minded media wokesters.  According to NYT, there are something like 2,000 members who have to prove who they are in order to join. A safe space to call people Nazis.  But not all is well in liberal paradise:
"Journalists signing up on mastodon at the jou. rna[.]host server should know that through no deliberate fault, the server has quickly gained a reputation for transphobia and has been widely banned/blocked." - Vox.
So journa.host is getting blocked by other Mastodon servers, effectively trapping our would-be gatekeepers behind a gate of their own doing. [enter laugh track here]

It’s all very technical, but the readers digest version is that it started with a New York radio host named “Mike Pesca, fired from the sleazy website 'Slate' for defending his right to use the word 'nigger', posted a transphobic NYT article and allegedly the first thing the journa[.]host mods did was ban another user for complaining that they hadn’t banned Pesca.” Mastodon is so touchy that it somehow managed to find a NYT article transphobic. πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£ 

Chaos ensued when a super woke transgender writer named Parker Molloy got itself suspended from journa.host. for a digital shouting match and pissing contest, ending with Molloy calling Pesca an “utter hack.” πŸ™ƒ And down the hill it goes.......

But the upshot is that a whole bunch of woke journalists, in trying to flee Musk’s “oppressive” Twitter, somehow got their server labeled transphobic, and now they’re fighting one another like it’s the Hunger Games, and may the odds be never in your favor.

Maybe this is just the natural and unavoidable result of putting insanely powerful digital tools in the hands of overprivileged Karens with the manners of hangry toddlers.  Meanwhile, traffic and user interaction are way up, according to Elon Musk, on the Tweeter that those screeching journos are trying to replace.

But there's more. Mastodon is not the end of the story, because it looks like our refugee journos are also trying 'Hive', which looks like it might just be the FTX of social media platforms.

It would take a heart of stone not to laugh.
I know I'm not the only one who gets a vision of an adrift lifeboat full of filthy, thirst craven journalist looking for a deserted island of safety. πŸ€£

[VOX]
[PJM]

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Jealous Rage at the Shoet-Yuu Education Camp

NORK NEWS - As reported by the Middle Finger News Service North Korean Bureau Friday, controversy raged last week after pictures leaked of DPRK Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un and his daughter, previously unseen by the public.  Kim's daughter, Kim Ju-ae (roughly translated "Portabella Brianna Kim") is shown walking hand in hand with Mr. Kim in the leaked image.  

The controversy centered around the young Kim's schoolmates when it was reveled she was not only allowed a coming out party, but among the lavish presents, her own portable ICBM with matching mobile launcher said to be engrave with "From your Loving Supreme Leader,Daddy". (Look Down)

Portabella & Flathead Kim

A jealous fever turned to near riotous conditions ensued after the news overcame the all female student body of the Shoet-Yuu Finishing School and Education Camp over the blatant privilege of their classmate, Kim. The latest word is the situation is said to have been handled with delicate negotiation by the school's armed Internal Security and school's perimeter armored guard.

The mysterious North Korean Shoet-Yuu Education Camp, is safely isolated somewhere in the heavily forested northern mountains.

At age 3, and without outside distractions of family for the next 12 years, select young Korean girls are given an elite, sterile, world class Korean education.  Then at age 15 returned to society as an example of the Superiority of North Korean culture and to be married and stand in full support of their committee chosen brave husband warrior & defender of Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea. 

In a side note: US Teacher's Union leader, Randy Weingarten, has expressed interest in visiting the Shoet-Yuu Education Camp facility to take notes on the Korean model for improving the American education system.

Monday, November 21, 2022

Most Interesting Job in Government : Joe Biden's Sign Language Interpreter

A usually lighthearted moment that a lot of Americans watch on the nightly news every year, this year’s WH Thanksgiving Turkey pardoning ceremony on the South Lawn was so strange that even the sign language interpreter who appeared next to Biden on the White House video feed seemed momentarily but genuinely shocked.

After pardoning turkeys Biden turned to Ronnie Parker of Circle S Ranch in Monroe, North Carolina, who raised the birds: “How many turkeys you got down there — you raising?” Parker replied "about nine and a half million turkeys a year.”

Biden, seemingly stunned by the high number, immediately made a comparison that those watching had a tough time deciphering — and his response left sign language interpreter Elsie Stecker with her mouth wide open.
After he made the comment, whose meaning nobody seemed able to comprehend, the president immediately turned to the turkey on the table as asked

“And the — anyway. You wanna talk?”

There was no fowl comment from the birds as they were quickly whisked away to safety. 

A Good Monday Morning