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Sure, Two Wrongs Don’t Make Right-Wing…

February 18th, 2010 | 1 comment | Posted by Diana

The 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference, affectionally known as CPAC, is under way as we speak in our nation’s capital.

Conservationists. No wait, Conservatives.

In today’s update on the conference goings-on, HuffPo pulled this choice quote from Jason Mattera of the Young America’s Foundation:

“Our notion of freedom doesn’t consist of snorting cocaine, which distinguishes us from Barack Obama.”

Oh ho ho ho ho! ZING!

Can’t help but wonder, though: does the conservative notion of freedom include driving drunk, getting arrested, and  gobbling pharmaceutical heroin? Just wondering.

(Cock-sure commenters, we know that everybody’s parsing words. But this shit is seriously SO SILLY.)

[HuffPo: CPAC 2010 Update]

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The Importance of Being Earnest When You’re Alec Baldwin

May 20th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Alec Baldwin made a quick quip about Filipino and Russian mail-order brides* last week on Letterman (see video above, at 00:33)–and the immediate fallout in the Philippines was not pretty. In fact, the incident incited a particularly hot reaction from Filipino Senator Ramon Revilla–a former action movie star–who called Baldwin “arrogant” as well as insensitive and ignorant to the country’s laws against mail-order brides.

From AP:

Let him try to come here in the Philippines and he’ll see mayhem,” Revilla said, using a local idiom that implies the speaker will personally administer a beating.

Perhaps not the most professional or diplomatic approach, but certainly effective.

In response, Baldwin (who by now must be familiar with the art of public apology), submitted a lengthy “I’m sorry” note to the world via The Huffington Post–noting the outstanding issues of sex trafficking in The Philippines as well as other parts of the world, while directing attention to the non-profit organization Love 146.

And we’re down to support his apology. We’re also really, really, really glad we’re not famous TV stars whose comments are resonant enough to cause international rage.

In other news, Baldwin is going to Hanoi with the N.Y. Philharmonic! [Insert off-color quip here.]

*side note: I’ve actually met one Russian M.O.B., and she was very nice, as well as shockingly well-adjusted.

[HuffPo: Alec Baldwin - An Apology Regarding My Letterman Appearance and a Clarification on U.S. Autoworkers]
[Love 146 - Official site]


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Come on, Shake Your Body Baby, Do the Congo

May 12th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Lord knows I can be hard on Sienna Miller, because I think she’s shameless, utterly useless and… well… rather used-up-looking trash. Also I’ve never seen a remarkable performance submitted by her, and I really don’t know why she’s famous, save for toting the same ratty Balenciaga bag around for years, and laying a fun amalgam of unusual male conquests.

However, as Jen–with barfy reluctance–pointed out to me this week: there may be a more serious side to the wacktress. One of Jen’s friends actually just finished leading Miller on a humanitarian visit through the Congo, which the starlet travel-blogged about on the Huffington Post. Hmm.

Suddenly, I realized that it’s possible that I’m just a judgemental, hateful person. A grouchy sour-graper with a laptop and an attitude, who shouldn’t necessarily get on some high horse to criticize those in the public eye–people like Sienna Miller who simply can’t catch a break from the media when they make mistakes, people like Sienna Miller who don’t have the luxury of being able to start over and try again without the scrutiny ofzZzzZZZzzzzzZzzzzzzzzZzz.

Oh, who am I kidding? I still hate the bitch.

[Sienna Miller travel-blogs through the Congo on HuffPo]


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Maybe There Are TWO Rashid Khalidis!

October 30th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Dudes– nothing gives me more retarded tingles than watching somebody get busted for being unprepared and/or sensationalist and/or poorly informed while on split-screen live TV. It’s fucking painful. PAINFUL. Remember Kevin James’s massive “appeasement” stumble on Hardball? Shouldn’t the imminent shame resulting from such incidents be enough to scare some studying into anybody with a booking agent? Why-why-WHY does this continue to happen?

Oh, and I’m talking to YOU, Michael Goldfarb (this is not our fellow HuffPo compatriot, by the way, but the on-leave editor of The Weekly Standard and McCain’s paid megaphone):

My gosh. Can somebody please tell these dorks to do their fuckin’ homework before they go on television? If one is the McCain Campaign National Spokesman, one should at least do that. Or is everybody taking lessons from the Palin School of Interview Bumbling?

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About Friggin’ Time

September 24th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

We learned while reading HuffPo today (surprisingly, not our own posts, but others’) that Chickaboomer just confirmed the firing of the Fox News producer responsible for the Michelle Obama “Baby Mama” chyron.

That’s cool and all, but why not boot Michelle Malkin while they’re at it? She’s little and easy to punt.

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Live From New Hampshasian

January 7th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Hi everybody! I’m blogging live from Manchester, New Hampshire, site of the New Hampshire primary! Everywhere you turn is another Presidential candidasian.

Me saying “Yowassup!!! Read DISGRASIAN!” to Matt “Smokin’” Lauer in the hallway.

Currently, I am sitting on the floor of the Radisson, which is like the Bermuda triangle for all news media (I’m actually stealing wifi from C-SPAN and blocking MSNBC’s shot).

Just wanted to give you all a few updates on today’s activities:

  • Asians witnessed firsthand (by me) walking around the premises: 1
  • Asians witnessed firsthand (by me) that don’t actually live in NH, but came as a staff member of Presidential Candidate (R) Duncan Hunter: 1
  • Asians witnessed supporting Mitt Romney: 0
  • How many more Asians are in New Hampshire than Iowa: 1
  • Head-whipping takes Diana made after realizing she was eating lunch next to Dennis Kucinich: 4
  • Amount of times Diana made MySpace vlogger Lee Brenner shudder by making inappropriate jokes with Whitney Cummings near Duncan Hunter: 4
  • Lattes consumed: 3
  • Brian Williamses seen: 1
  • Times Diana plugged DISGRASIAN to Matt Lauer as he tried to uncomfortably but respectfully escape out the front door: 6
  • Times Matt Lauer actually listened to what Diana was saying: 0
  • Chinese restaurants on Elm Street: 1
  • Times Diana said to HuffPo’s James Boyce that “we write for 23/6!”: 3
  • Arianna Huffington appearances: TBD

…More to come!!!

*update: firsthand Asians-witnessed account is up to 10 (all in one place–Merrimack Restaurant), yeah!

Photo Source: Whitney Cummings

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