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November 9, 2007

I made this half-hawk half-dove monster to please you
Posted by Avram Grumer at 07:33 PM *

Talk about disappointing headlines. It had me primed for something like: “They all said my health care plan was a work of madness! Now I’ll show them madness….”

Update: I was so busy checking Jonathan Coulter Coulton lyrics I didn’t get around to actually reading that NY Times article before I posted. It’s about the Clinton campaign setting up a new website specifically to rebut anti-Clinton disinfo and rumors. Oddly, the article doesn’t give the site’s URL, or even its name. I think it’s The Fact Hub.

Comments on I made this half-hawk half-dove monster to please you:
#1 ::: Bill ::: (view all by) ::: November 09, 2007, 07:42 PM:

With the JoCo headline following the JoCo link in recent comments, you have won my heart.

#2 ::: Fragano Ledgister ::: (view all by) ::: November 09, 2007, 07:44 PM:

I was expecting to find that Hillary had become a samurai.

#3 ::: Stefan Jones ::: (view all by) ::: November 09, 2007, 07:52 PM:

I'm watching an old "Captain Marvel" movie serial in which the bad guy has a ancient gold scorpion whose legs hold lenses which, when properly positioned, turns sunlight into a disintegration ray.

I think the good Senator could put one of those to good use.

#4 ::: Bill ::: (view all by) ::: November 09, 2007, 07:58 PM:

"Update: I was so busy checking Jonathan Coulter lyrics I didn’t get around to actually reading that NY Times article before I posted."

*cough* Jonathan Coulton *cough*

#5 ::: Zed ::: (view all by) ::: November 09, 2007, 08:14 PM:

Fafblog had the scoop.

CLINTON: If elected I promise to rampage through New York City and swat biplanes from the top of the Empire State Building until my grisly and untimely demise!

#6 ::: folk on LJ ::: (view all by) ::: November 09, 2007, 08:34 PM:

@ Bill, #4: Now that's a half-hawk monster I don't want to see.

#7 ::: Sylvia Li ::: (view all by) ::: November 09, 2007, 09:21 PM:

I thought the end of the story was the best part:

Ms. Esterday said she did not understand what all the commotion was about.

“You people are really nuts,” she told a reporter during a phone interview. “There’s kids dying in the war, the price of oil right now — there’s better things in this world to be thinking about than who served Hillary Clinton at Maid-Rite and who got a tip and who didn’t get a tip.”

Somebody had to tell them!

#8 ::: Ken Houghton ::: (view all by) ::: November 09, 2007, 09:29 PM:

The NYT doesn't believe in fact-checking. Thought you knew that by now.

It gets by as well as it does because many of its reporters are far too good for it. Especially in the days of Collins, Warner, and Harshaw.

#9 ::: Greg London ::: (view all by) ::: November 09, 2007, 11:00 PM:

What is an "instant chance"? Or should that word be moved over to say "instant weapon"?

#10 ::: Paul A. ::: (view all by) ::: November 10, 2007, 12:49 AM:

Oddly, the article doesn’t give the site’s URL, or even its name. I think it’s The Fact Hub.

*cough*paragraph eight*cough*

#11 ::: Richard Brandt ::: (view all by) ::: November 10, 2007, 01:55 PM:

Does that story really and truly go on to say that when the waitress insisted she'd never seen a tip, a Clinton staff member gave her hush money?

#12 ::: Ledasmom ::: (view all by) ::: November 10, 2007, 02:37 PM:

#9: I think I have a box of Instant Weapon in my cupboard. It's never as good as real weapon, but sometimes you're too tired and you just want to disembowel something and go to bed.

#13 ::: Keith ::: (view all by) ::: November 10, 2007, 05:34 PM:

I thought an Instant Weapon was whatever was at hand when the zombie samurai attack; chair legs, cans of spam, a 2x4 with a nail in it, printer cable (used as garret), old and heavy books, broken beer bottle, fallen electrical cable that a stray wind pulled down...

Curiously, this is also the contents of Rudy Gulliani's Terrorist Preparedness Kit.

#14 ::: Marilee ::: (view all by) ::: November 10, 2007, 11:16 PM:

Richard Brandt, when she said she'd never seen a tip, the Clinton staffer gave her one.

#16 ::: Birdzilla ::: (view all by) ::: February 16, 2008, 10:04 PM:

Saw a carton on COX and FORKUM intitled STRANGE BIRD its a hawk and dove sewn together but the poor thing wont be able to fly

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