Skip to comments.DUmmie FUnnies 07-21-06 (Another Daily Kos Blogola Scandal)
Posted on 07/21/2006 6:17:14 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
Take a look at the photo of Congressperson Cynthia McKinney above. Obviously the source of that picture must be some vicious hate-filled right-wing website that dislikes the "progressive" policies of Ms Mckinney, right? Wrong. The source for that picture is none other than the Daily Kos. You read that correctly. This picture is part of an ad by McKinney's primary opponent, Hank Johnson, that is figured PROMINENTLY at the top of the list of Daily Kos advertisers. I should have had a hint of this latest Kos Blogola scandal yesterday when I did a search on the Daily Kos site to see what the Head KOmmie, KOs himself, had to say about allegations of vote fraud in that election. Surprisingly I found NO COMMENT from him. And this morning I found out why. You might not be able to buy Kos's support with Blogola payments via advertising or the Unknown Jerome "consulting" fees but at least you can buy Kos's silence which is just as important. Poor Joe Lieberman. Had he only paid big bucks for a Daily Kos ad months ago, he could have spared himself the agony of a close race with Kos-supported Ned Lamont. Of course, the KOmmies themselves enthusiastically support the leftwing wacko McKinney which makes that anti-McKinney ad in KOmmieland so painful for them as you can see in this KOmmie THREAD titled, "Will Diebold Some Day Advertise on DailyKos?" So let us now watch the ENRAGED KOmmies attack their Head KOmmie for accepting Blogola money in the form of advertising in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, thinking that Cynthia actually looks cute with that red slash across her face, is in the [brackets]:
Will Diebold Some Day Advertise on DailyKos?
[Maybe President Bush should buy a Kos ad.]
Since Cynthia McKinney's strong opposition to President Bush has given her national notoriety, the Republican machine in Georgia has put extra effort into unseating her. Her district is heavily black and Democratic-leaning, so this has in practice meant running a conservative in the Democratic primary and encouraging Republicans to cross over in the open primary system.
This year the open primary used Diebold voting machines. It's likely that Cynthia was a victim of Diebold fraud. She now faces a run-off with Hank Johnson, who has piles of advertising money from Republican donors. To read about the fraud, see: http://cynthiaforcongress.com/...
WHY IS KOS ALLOWING ADVERTISING FOR HER OPPONENT, a Republican stooge, Hank Johnson? This is a guy that Diebold could really get behind. Why is Kos behind it too? I really hope it's just laziness.
[It's a lazy way to earn some easy Blogola Bucks.]
Cynthia McKinney is a progressive in every sense of the word. She was one of our first and only congresspeople to speak out against Bush's manipulation of the events of 9/11 for political gain, and it almost cost her her political life. She has also been more active than almost any other Democratic politician in uncovering voter fraud in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections.
[Too bad she was too cheap to shell out some Blogola Bucks in the form of an ad in KOmmieland. I guess she wrongly assumed that Kos would support her without a payoff.]
I have no connection with Cynthia Kinney's campaign, or any other. I don't work in politics. I'm just a concerned citizen. And seeing that ad makes me never want to visit this site again. If you feel the same way, reccomend this diary, so Kos and other site administrators can read this.
[Seeing that anti-McKinney ad makes me want to visit KOmmieland again and again. Ironically, the anti-McKinney ad is RIGHT NEXT to your griping about that ad. And now to read your fellow KOmmies agonizing over this latest KOs Blogola scandal...]
Are you aware that during the Cultural Revolution in Maoist China educators, professionals, and officials targeted by the mobs were forces to stand on chairs wearing placards with their names crossed out - confess their sins before the raving crowd - have things thrown at them - before they were murdered? I find the ad offensive whoever the target. But, you are right. McKinney has done so a whole lot for the progressive cause and has dared to ask unpopular, but necessary questions. It is a barometer of the future direction of this site.
[And now Cynthia McKinney must stand on a chair wearing a placard with her picture crossed out and confess before a raving crowd that she was too cheap to shell out Blogola ad payments to the Almighty KOs.]
Ad's Phrasing Looks Like A Statement of Community.Ban McKinney, she will "discredit our cause" - many people visiting the site will not completley understand that that is "just an ad", I'm sure. Whether people want to address that supposed "ignorance" or not, is another issue. However, the ad's graphic image is offensive enough that with that text, it brands the site in a very particular context that is not good for Democrats and not good for DK.
[Visitors to KOmmieland will understand that Blogola is involved.]
I have not figured out what this woman has done that has generated this kind of hostility among progressives. . .Leiberman, that's clear. But Kinney, all people write about is that she's "strident". Maybe she is, but where? when? what? who? And the stuff with that police officer. . .When a grand jury REFUSED to indict her, which makes her less indictable than a ham sandwich. . . the house "ethics committee" was going to investigate her?? Can you say railroaded? And the only thing substantive I know about her is that she asked THE question. Is there any thing I'm missing?
[Yes. You are missing the big Blogola Bucks that the Head KOmmie, KOs, earned from that ad.]
She's guilty of being an assertive black woman. That makes white conservatives and white pseudo-liberals very nervous.
[And yet she is ATTACKED on a "progressive" blog. Sorry, but EVIL conservatives are NOT responsible for that ad.]
I mean, I know you. You're not someone to throw things like that around lightly. From everything I've learned about this women she's way out in tin-hat country. I don't care if she's black and asseritive, I do care that it sounds like she has aa few screws lose.
[ONLY a few?]
Markos has bills to pay. He pays them through ads. I don't believe he filters his ads, although I don't know. Let's say Karl Rove wants to pay the programmers' and hosters' rent, and Markos' mortgage with ads here for disgusting neocon candidates, why is that a problem? Do you think anyone here is going to be politically converted by the ads? Do you think the coverage is going to become muted if they do? Is taking money from someone an endorsement of them??? In fact, it's a way of taking money away from them and putting it to better use. Go to the ads thing and see how easy it is to buy one. And please go ahead and buy one. We'll all be very grateful you did, but if you spout bullshit, we'll still peel your face off verbally and wipe our asses with it.
[MarKOS has bills to pay. So just shell out the Blogola Bucks to him in the form of ads. It might not buy his outright support but at least it will keep him from supporting your political opponent. Joe Lieberman should have learned that lesson months ago.]
That advert is highly offensive. It should be removed, immediately.
[I say KEEP the ad. It is like an advertisement that KOs accepts Blogola payoffs.]
Ads Message: 'Ban McKinney - She Discredits Us'. That's not a welcoming message, nor is it particularly encouraging of free speech within our community or the democratic party. And given her status as one of very few African American representatives, the imagery is quite shocking, particularly to people sensitive to issues related to race or bias. Serving such an Ad here, on the front page, at the top of the page, can only serve the enemies of the Democratic party, not Democrats, nor even liberal or progressive Democrats. It's extremely offensive and divisive imagery.
[Which is why it is being featured in this edition of the DUmmie FUnnies. The source of that ad pic is the "progressive" Daily Kos itself.]
That image is burned in my brain already. That ad is extremely divisive. Being subjected to it nonstop while browsing is extremely distracting and sickening.
[That ad image has been seared, SEARED into my brain. It happened on Christmas 1968 when President Nixon sent me into Cambodia.]
This is an outrage and disgrace. Protests to Kos should ensue.
[Ah! More DUFU material!]
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woohoo. top 10.
Fanny packs are gay.
I will say, when I hear the word "progressive", McKinney is certainly one of the mental images that come up for me. This, contrary to what the KOSsack making the above comment might think, is not a good thing for "progressives".
I think the poster missed an adjective or two, such as "moonbat", "paranoid", and "laughable".
No, she's guilty of being an moonbatty, arrogant, obnoxious b*tch who hides behind her status of a "black woman" to avoid any kind of criticism or responsibility for her antics.
Yes. You're missing reason, logic, common sense, intelligence, sanity, etc.
Courtesy of yesterday's OpinionJournal Best of the Web, the Head KOmmie is feeling a bit gloomy about November. Let's add to his deep sadness and soddenness :-)
Well, tell you what. Next time you see her call her 'Kinney' and see just how 'strident' she really is. I double dare ya!
There's something wrong with both; give me an old-fashioned money belt any day.
Progressive, in every sense of the word.
Couldn't have said it better myself... ;)
Somehow I don't think he's running for anything again, but a Pubbie that is running should. After all, since the Head KOmmie is accepting political ads, he must by law accept them all.
All the better. The RNC buying a Bush add on KOs, even though he can't run again, would drive them nuts. Is there any doubt a portion of the KOs/DU community would buy in to the add?
W's face, a big thumbs up and a scrolling "Vote Republican" banner on the Daily KOS...priceless!
The idiot libs watch The Daily Show or that Colbert dimwit and those shows are convincing libs that voting doesn't matter.
I'm sure they don't find those bumper stickers with the W crossed out offensive.
Okay, so what was so IMPORTANT that Lala just had to see me in the middle of a hurricane? Well, the reason is so BIZARRE that I have to save it for a Podcast (coming soon I hope) on the DUFUs since I need to imitate his vocal pattern to give the full effect of it. Trust me. It was BIZARRE.
I had to stop right here. I didn't realize Georgia Republicans are so powerful that they are the ones who are selecting Democratic candidates. Good for them! Either that, or this statement makes no sense. No surprise.
The story gets even STRANGER but I need to Podcast it to get the correct vocal effects. The way Lala speaks, I only understand about every third word he says but sort of get the gist of what he is saying.
Are you sure that is so? I thought they reserved the right to refuse based on "content".
There was an organization that bought a "Vote No On..." ad on the "501c3 non-partisan" Get Out The Vote site.
That is as much a no no as a candidate buying a campaign ad in the weekly church service handout.
So, how do we get podcasts? I don't see anything about them at your site.
More blogola scandal KO KO!
I will have Podcasts in the near future on my site. Voice Podcasts. Some political. Some not. BTW, you DON'T need an iPod to listen to a Podcast.
She does look marginally more attractive with part of her face obscured. She'd be HAWT in a burqa.
PJ, I just want you to know that my oboe instructor also has a Fanny/Handy/Waist Pack. I saw him with it yesterday.
I have the Ipod, just never found a podcast I'd be interested in. Let me know when you have them up and available.
Perhaps Lil' Beav in Borg getup, saying "Resistance is futile, KOmmies. You will be assimilated."
Sure! Thats why you post on a whacked out POLITICAL website.
Same thing with Rove but you moonbats are still calling for his head.
The problem with Podcasts is that most of them are BORING. I was producing my own half hour Podcast when I suddenly realized that part of it folks would like and other parts they won't like. Therefore I rethought my strategy on Podcasting and am going to go with SMALL bits of just about 3 minutes each. Therefore if someone doesn't like a bit they can bail out without missing out on something later. Likewise someone will know right away if they like the soundbite or not. Key word is BREVITY. Do your thing in audio, and then exit quickly from stage left. Most people have limited amount of time so best not to overstay the welcome.
That makes some sense. So much of podcasting has been music, and my misical tastes are very restricted, I just don't have any interest. Ast for podcasts such as Rush, I can boot it up on the PC. I'm infrequently away from home, but when I am I have the radio in the car. Even my Ipod, now, seems like a worthless purchase. I only use it when mowing the lawn.
Let me know when you have it going. I'd like to check it out.
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