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  • Left-leaning bloggers flex muscle in Texas

    07/20/2008 3:49:48 PM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies · 198+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/20/8 | Joe Garofoli
    Austin, Texas -- Last year online activists inspired by DailyKos.com, the nation's most popular liberal blog, swelled with power as the Democratic presidential candidates debated at their annual convention, asking for their blessing and a little cash - or at least a link to their site. And this year? In the words of Markos Moulitsas, founder of the Daily Kos blog on which this Netroots Nation convention of political gate-crashers originally gathered: "We are the mainstream." The progressive online movement is now faced with its most significant challenge: using its online power to help elect a Democratic president. Doing that...
  • Markos Moulitsas Joins Newsweek(Kos nut)

    11/13/2007 5:49:50 PM PST · by MovementConservative · 32 replies · 101+ views
    nationalreview.com ^ | 11/13/07 | Greg Pollowitz
    Score one for the Netroots! Newsweek has just announced that Markos Moulitsas, namesake and founder of the Daily Kos website, will be a contributor for the 2008. Here's the statement from Newsweek editor Jon Meachem, which seems to anticipate some sort of reaction from a disgruntled element: "We have always sought to represent a diversity of views in Newsweek, and we think Markos will be a great part of that tradition. He will give our readers in print and online a unique perspective. As always, our job is to create the most energetic and illuminating magazine possible, and Markos will...
  • Political Blogging Spared Rom Regulation {Kos free to campaign}

    09/04/2007 4:40:07 PM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 351+ views
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- DailyKos, an influential political Web site that serves as a virtual bulletin board for liberals, qualifies as a media entity exempt from federal campaign finance regulations, the Federal Election Commission said Tuesday. The FEC said the Web site, operated by blogger Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, cannot be regulated as a political committee and can freely post blog entries that support candidates. Conservative blogger John C.A. Bambenek had argued in a complaint last month that the site should comply with campaign finance laws because such entries amounted to "a gift of free advertising and candidate media services." The FEC...
  • Scandal-Ridden Eliot Spitzer Posts 'Happy Talk' Blog On Daily Kos

    08/07/2007 8:05:14 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies · 794+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 7, 2007 | P.J. Gladnick
    Let's say you are a scandal-ridden governor looking for some love. Where would you find it? Well, if you are New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, aka Steamroller Spitzer, immersed in a scandal that threatens to destroy your political career, you go looking for love in the Daily Kos with a divorced from reality "Happy Talk" blog post that makes no mention any pending unpleasantries. Spitzer's "Happy Talk" love fest on the Daily Kos will have no effect in stopping the scandal investigations but perhaps it is temporarily therapeutic to brag about himself to his fellow leftists in his blog post titled, Congratulations...
  • Kos is Far Worse than an Ideological Bomb-Thrower.

    08/06/2007 7:25:47 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 42 replies · 1,951+ views
    RedState.com ^ | 6 August 2007 | .cnI redruM
    Markos Moulitsas Zuniga (AKA Kos) has a reputation as an ideologue and a bomb-thrower. I wish this were true, since he succeeds in helping Democrats win elections. He also raises enough money and attracts enough attention to keep liberal memes afloat, even when they lose. Alas, this isn’t the case. Kos is far worse. He’s a power-monger with no ideas. Kos openly admits this. He once said he was not trying to be the next Jesse Jackson. What he meant was that he was a political tactician, rather than a movement philosopher. He describes himself as being all about winning....
  • Clinton gains respect at gathering of bloggers

    08/05/2007 8:24:09 AM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 667+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/5/7 | Joe Garofoli
    Top Dem candidates debate to win favor of the 'netroots'Chicago -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton faced a convention Saturday of 1,400 politically influential online activists who don't particularly like her. Yet she emerged from the presidential forum here at the Yearly Kos convention with a little more respect - if not love - from the liberal bloggers. It helps that the first thing Clinton did was thank them. In a meeting with about 350 activists before a debate with six other Democratic challengers, Clinton praised the bloggers for helping to create a "modern progressive movement" and for standing up "against...
  • The Rise of Kos

    08/03/2007 2:50:58 PM PDT · by Cat loving Texan · 48 replies · 1,678+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 8/3/07 | E. J. Dionne Jr.
    By E. J. Dionne Jr. Friday, August 3, 2007; A15 Perhaps you missed it, but Wednesday was the 19th anniversary of Rush Limbaugh's radio show. Limbaugh was celebrating his ripe old age, in media years, in the same week that liberal blog fans were trekking to Chicago for the YearlyKos convention. Therein lies one of the most important stories in American politics. Make no mistake: From the beginning, Limbaugh was a revolutionary figure. He befuddled Democrats and the journalistic establishment because he was an up-to-date throwback. The large audience he won on the right marked the return in the United...
  • Liberalism on a Ledge

    08/03/2007 2:49:14 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 16 replies · 860+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | August 3, 2007 | Shawn Macomber
    What did your psychologist tell you?" Such was the penultimate query of one of the first YearlyKos 2007 panels, "Holding Congress Accountable for a Progressive Agenda." The question was presented to Firedoglake celebrity blogger Jane Hamsher by a middle-aged woman who explained she was trying to convince disillusioned "progressive activists who are ready to give up" to continue to partner with her local Democratic Party chapter. Despite the Republicans' recent midterm election reversal of fortune, forlorn talk of Democratic victors stabbing "the netroots" in the back has paradoxically replaced the We're going to kick ass from one end of this...
  • DailyKos: Did Bush order Pat Tillman whacked?

    07/27/2007 8:35:51 PM PDT · by ken21 · 55 replies · 1,827+ views
    WND Exclusive CONSPIRACY PLANET DailyKos: Did Bush order Pat Tillman whacked? Pelosi's favorite website now sees tragic death as political murder Posted: July 27, 2007 5:33 p.m. Eastern © 2007 WorldNetDaily.com Pat Tillman WASHINGTON – The highly trafficked "progressive" website DailyKos, which boasts contributors including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, is suggesting football star Pat Tillman was murdered in Afghanistan on orders from the White House. The theory behind the conspiracy? "It was well-known he (Tillman) was against the war in Iraq," explains the DailyKos diarist Dburn.
  • Daily Kos: Gas Jew Lieberman Like a Dog

    05/16/2007 11:55:55 AM PDT · by forty_years · 92 replies · 3,790+ views
    LGF has caught the Daily Kos community in the act: In an article entitled, "ME-Sen: Lieberman to raise money for Collins," a commentator states, "Once we lock up a Majority where we don't need Lieberman, I hope they will kick him to the curb like the dog he is." This comment received 24 positive votes and 0 negative. A follow-up states, "Don't insult dogs like that Given a choice between my dog and Lieberman, I'd gas him without thinking twice." (4+ / 3-). A bit later, a commentator advises hiding the gas-the-Jew vitriol: "Sharon, jeez I know you didn't mean...
  • McCain Advertising on KOS

    04/27/2007 9:51:05 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 17 replies · 621+ views
    The Politico ^ | 4/27/07
    McCain advertising on Kos McCain's campaign had this ad pop up on Kos last night -- of all times -- during the Dem debate.   The banner on the liberal site urges readers to express their support for the Iraq troop surge.    Given the high traffic Kos got during the debate, a few readers naturally noticed. "WHAT THE F***?" asked "humboldt joni."  "[F]or a blog that focuses on democratic politics and is predominantly anti-war, I find this beyond the f***ing pale. Really. What a f***d up thing to see when I come here to discuss a democratic debate. (Editor's Note: This paragraph was edited...
  • Edwards Declares War on Fox News [Moulitsas' boycott request on the Daily Kos....]

    03/08/2007 8:52:51 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 88 replies · 2,661+ views
    Edwards Declares War on Fox News Presidential Candidate Says 'No' to Fox-Hosted Debate By JAKE TAPPER and NITYA VENKATARAMAN Mar. 8, 2007 — - Seeking to solidify the liberal base of his party, Democratic presidential contender former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., announced this week his boycott of the August 14th Democratic debate in Nevada being co-hosted by Fox News. Edwards was, in fact, responding to a gauntlet thrown by blogger Markos Moulitsas, founder of liberal website the Daily Kos, who asked the Democratic candidate pool "not to do a Fox News debate," rather "to debate in Nevada with another media...
  • Companies to pull ads from Coulter's Web site

    03/05/2007 7:22:08 PM PST · by pissant · 221 replies · 6,078+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/5/07 | Pete hamby
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- At least three major companies want their ads pulled from Ann Coulter's Web site, following customer complaints about the right-wing commentator referring to Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards as a "faggot." Verizon, Sallie Mae and Georgia-based NetBank each said they didn't know their ads were on AnnCoulter.com until they received the complaints. A diarist at the liberal blog DailyKos.com posted contact information for dozens of companies with ads on Coulter's site after the commentator made her remarks about Edwards at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on Friday. (Full story) "One of the best ways to...
  • Weblog Awards

    12/15/2006 8:33:58 PM PST · by csense · 2 replies · 273+ views
    Welcome to The 2006 Weblog Awards! The Weblog Awards are the world's largest blog competition, with over 1 million votes cast in the last three years for nearly 1,000 blogs. This year's edition is the biggest ever with 45 categories to choose from. Nominations ended November 24, and voting began December 7 and will end December 15.
  • A Man of the People (Bashing the Kook Kos)

    08/09/2006 3:24:51 PM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 11 replies · 587+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 9, 2006 | Tom Bevan
    Reading over Kos's list of winners and losers from last night's primary, this one stood out: Losers: Lobbyists. They've paid good money to buy Joe Lieberman. How do you buy a guy that doesn't need money? That isn't willing to be corrupted by their strings-attached cash?You must be joking. Since when did the left adopt the belief that wealth equals incorruptibility? The Senate is full of millionaires, but I thought Washington D.C. was engulfed by a culture of corruption? Or is it only wealthy Republicans who fall under the evil influence of lobbyists? By Kos's logic I guess if we...
  • Time calls Kos a Kingmaker?

    08/08/2006 3:55:28 PM PDT · by waterman478 · 29 replies · 933+ views
    Is Kos Really the Kingmaker? He says no. But if Joe Lieberman loses his Senate primary and jeopardizes a Democratic seat, the leading liberal blogger knows that he will be blamed
  • (Vanity) The Passion of the Kos

    08/06/2006 6:52:36 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 3 replies · 714+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 08-06-2006 | grey_whiskers
    By now, nearly everyone has heard of Hollywood actor Mel Gibson’s arrest for DUI and his subsequent profanity-laced tirade. While it was bad enough that he set such a poor public example for a professing Christian—between the carousing, the public intoxication, and finally the language and lack of respect for the police—Hollywood and many of the cultural elite see fit to pass over these items. (And why not, given the amount of partying, drinking, illicit sex, and use of drugs among the jet set? Their attitude on these matters is “Welcome to the club, Mel!” Instead, the indignation of the...
  • Kos Curiously Coy on Connecticut Contest

    08/04/2006 6:59:13 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies · 817+ views
    Hardball/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein August 4, 2006 - 21:39 John Fund of the good old Wall Street Journal talking up the impact of the blogs on the Dem Connecticut primary. Mega-blogger Markos Moulitsas Zúniga of the Daily Kos talking it down. The odd couple, guests on this evening's Hardball, engaged in some serious media gender-bending. Fund went first, and overflowed with praise for the role the blogs have played in the race: Fund: "I think [the blogs' impact has] been very significant. I offer a tip of the hat to them. They have taken the former vice-presidential candidate and created a...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 08-03-06 (Daily Kos KOmmie Posts From Havana)

    08/03/2006 7:02:51 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 106 replies · 3,119+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | August 3, 2006 | KOmmie SneakySnu, KOmmies, and PJ-Comix
    With all the speculation about whether Fidel Castro is dead or alive or in a permanent state of Francisco Franco, it is interesting to read a Daily Kos diary posted by a KOmmie who lives in Havana as the wife of a foreign service officer (not the USA). Of course, being a KOmmie living in luxury compared to the average Cuban, she rattles on about how Cubans are better off living in their socialist paradise than become victims of EVIL consumerism as you can read in her KOmmie DIARY titled, "The situation in Cuba, from someone who lives in...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 07-31-06 (Daily Kos Diarist Michael Schiavo Slams Joe Lieberman)

    07/31/2006 5:53:04 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 77 replies · 1,641+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 31, 2006 | Michael Schiavo, KOmmies, and PJ-Comix
    I bet your first reaction upon seeing the name of "Michael Schiavo" in the title of this DUmmie FUnnies thread was "Huh?" It sure was my reaction when I saw Michael Schiavo's name as a Daily Kos Diarist SLAMMING Joe Lieberman in a KOmmie Diary titled, "Excuse me, Mr. Lieberman?" One would have thought that after all the controversy over Schiavo forcing the removal of the feeding tube from his comatose wife, Terri, over the strong objections of her parents who were willing to take care of her, that Michael Schiavo would slither away from public view and take...
  • Kos, Hezbollah, and Israel-How much of a liability is the liberal blogosphere for the Democrats?

    07/26/2006 5:47:48 AM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies · 926+ views
    The Weekly Standard | Frontpagemagazine ^ | July 26, 2006 | Dean Barnett
    When the bombs began to fall in the Middle East, the Daily Kos had a problem. And the Daily Kos's problem could soon be the Democratic party's problem. On the one hand, one of the most solid blocks of support for the Democratic party is America's Jewish community. Not only do America's Jews tend to vote for Democrats, they tend to actively campaign and raise funds for politicians on the left. But for many American Jews, even the most liberal, Israel's welfare is a going concern. Politicians who enter the Democratic party (and for that matter the Republican party) usually...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 07-21-06 (Another Daily Kos Blogola Scandal)

    07/21/2006 6:17:14 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 96 replies · 1,661+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 21, 2006 | KOmmies and 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...
  • More Kos Blogola? (Why Kos Isn't Supporting McKinney)

    07/21/2006 4:52:55 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies · 547+ views
    Self | July 21, 2006 | PJ-Comix
    I was doing a search yesterday on the Daily Kos site to see what was being posted about Cynthia McKinney and her claims of vote fraud that caused her to be forced into a runoff election in her primary. Surprisingly I found NOTHING there on this topic. I couldn't figure it out. McKinney is EXACTLY the type of Congressperson that the KOs KOmmies whole-heartedly support. Well, today I found the answer to my question as to why no McKinney info on Kos. It is called Blogola. I saw the pic below of McKinney on their WEBSITE at the top of...
  • Leftist Hate Campaign Against Blogger Gets Deadly Serious [Leopold]

    07/26/2006 5:32:29 PM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 39 replies · 1,673+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    Leopold (left) and Johnson. The Jason Leopold sock puppet scandal continues to expand as Seixon, the blogger at the center of the scandal has received a death threat and a threatening email telling him to stop exposing the nutjobs pushing the Valerie Plame scandal.Since I last updated NB readers on this story (you really need the post to understand this one), Leopold or a minion posted more of Sexion's personal information as well as his parents' address and his mother's name late night on his blog and at Ace of Spades, ensuring it would remain overnight.Sexion then received an...
  • Leftist Reporters Forge Emails, Smear Blogger Who Dares to Question 'Truth' [Jason Leopold]

    07/25/2006 3:07:13 PM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 26 replies · 1,248+ views
    Jason Leopold If there ever were a contest for the most deranged left-wing journalist, the guy with the biggest head start would have to be Jason Leopold, the fabulist most recently embarrassed for his phony report that White House aide Karl Rove had been indicted May 12. Since his journalism was exposed as fraudulent, he's been on a tear lashing out at anyone daring to question him. But Leopold hasn't stopped there. Most recently, he's been involved in complicated sock puppet scandal, posting comments defending himself under pseudonyms on various blogs, disclosing others' private information, and hurling around accusations...
  • Top Ten Reasons Why Left-wing Bloggers Are Not Writing About The Middle East Crisis

    07/18/2006 5:06:07 AM PDT · by pjsbro · 51 replies · 2,120+ views
    The Washington Monthly/Daily Kos Blogs | 07-18-2006 | me
    1. It sparks unusually vicious comment threads. 2. The fight between Israel and the Palestinians is over half a century old... 3.The conflict is fantastically complex... 4. punditry is heavily dominated by extremists on both sides. 5. posts that display any sense of sympathy for the Palestinians run the risk of provoking a storm of accusations of anti-semitism 6. It doesn't matter what we bloggers say. 7. It doesn't matter what the President of the United States says. Or the United Nations. 8. When two sides are this dead-set on killing each other, very little can get in the way....
  • The Protocols of the Daily Kos, Part 5 ( Hates Israel )

    07/16/2006 3:30:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies · 1,495+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | July 16, 2006 | antisemites at Daily Kos
    Israel’s battle against Hizballah and Hamas continues to bring out the antisemites at Daily Kos: The case against Zionism, a historical perspective part 1. The writer of this diary congratulates him/her/itself for criticizing Israel without being antisemitic—yet the entire purpose of this semi-literate diatribe is to question Israel’s right to exist. Quote : "I have decided to write this essay because I have noticed a general lack of understanding of the the history of the conflict on this board. This writing is intended to showcase where the philosophy of zionism conflicts with my own philsophy on morality(which I believe almost...
  • Where Is The "Netroots Left" On Israel?

    07/17/2006 3:59:32 PM PDT · by siddude · 7 replies · 458+ views
    Forbes ^ | Richard Karlgaard
    Missing in action. First a bit of background. The so-called Netroots Left, led by Markos Moulitsas of the popular Daily Kos, wants to be a player in American politics. As a test case, the Kossacks are throwing their weight behind political newcomer Ned Lamont in Lamont’s attempt to unseat Joe Lieberman in Connecticut’s Aug. 8 primary. Best guess is that Lamont will pick off Lieberman. If so, the Kossacks can notch one on their belts. A larger test for the Kossacks and the Netroots Left--which also includes Arianna Huffington and her collection of Hollywood elites and Gary Hart retreads over...
  • "Imagine a World Without Israel" (Moonbats Not Even *Pretending* to Mask Anti-Semitism Any Longer)

    07/13/2006 1:55:16 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 82 replies · 2,736+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 07/13/2006 | LGF Readers
    More blatant antisemitism at Daily Kos: Imagine a world without Israel. (Hat tip: LGF readers.) ************************************ Or is that not allowed? Muslims, Jews, and Christians could live in peace without fear of mutual destruction. There would be no more need for US AID or justification for Dimona. We could bring down the Wall, send prisoners home, and families could be reunited. We could dismantle checkpoints, open crossings, and pull down barbed wire fences. There would be no more settlements or armed settlers because the people would be united. We could replant trees and olive groves and rebuild battered cities. No...
  • Is the Daily Kos About to Implode?

    07/12/2006 3:06:32 PM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 55 replies · 2,180+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 11, 2006 | Noel Sheppard
    It appears that the post-Yearly Kos month from hell is continuing for Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, the proprietor of the Internet's premier liberal blog Daily Kos. After receiving some extremely negative press from major publications such as the New York Times, The New Republic, and Newsweek immediately following his seemingly successful bloggers' convention in Las Vegas, Kos is now faced with an even greater challenge: dissension within his ranks. Such internal squabbling comes at the same time that many prominent Democrats seem to be privately expressing concern about the direction the "netroots" - the self-described Internet grassroots movement of liberal bloggers...
  • New York Times’ David Brooks Again Slams Daily Kos and Netroots (Lib implosion alert)

    07/10/2006 5:16:58 AM PDT · by teddyballgame · 10 replies · 1,506+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 9, 2006 | Noel Sheppard
    David Brooks of the New York Times has been on a quite an anti-liberal blogosphere roll of late. After eviscerating Markos Moulitsas Zuniga – the proprietor of the Daily Kos – in a June 25 op-ed entitled “Respect Must be Paid For,” Brooks again ripped into Kos on Friday night’s “The News Hour” on PBS (video link courtesy of Crooks and Liars). Brooks followed this up with another op-ed tangentially on this subject Sunday. On Friday evening, the discussion between host Jim Lehrer, Mark Shields, and Brooks centered around Joe Lieberman’s problems in Connecticut. Lehrer asked Brooks how Lieberman is...
  • Senator Ripped For Tricky Net Neutral Wording (Move-On And KOS Rip Senator George Allen)

    07/07/2006 5:50:54 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 19 replies · 672+ views
    WebProNews ^ | 7/7/06
    Proponents of Network Neutrality have been relentless at highlighting individual Congress members' failings to protect Internet freedom. Senators John McCain and Ted Stevens have felt the heat in past weeks. This week, the heat is on Virginia Senator George Allen, who MoveOn.org believes tried to pull a fast one on his website. For the record, Allen voted against the Snowe-Dorgan amendment, which was expressly worded to prevent Internet service providers from setting up a two-tiered system that could be easily abused and made into a system of Internet toll roads. Opposition to that type of system is what, at...
  • Netroots Civil War: Is the Bloom off the Kos?

    07/11/2006 12:37:35 PM PDT · by veronica · 49 replies · 1,900+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 11th, 2006 | Noel Sheppard
    It appears that the post-Yearly Kos month from hell is continuing for Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, the proprietor of the Internet’s premier liberal blog Daily Kos. After receiving some extremely negative press from major publications such as the New York Times, The New Republic, and Newsweek immediately following his seemingly successful bloggers’ convention in Las Vegas, Kos is now faced with an even greater challenge: dissention within his ranks. Such internal squabbling comes at the same time that many prominent Democrats seem to be privately expressing concern about the direction the “netroots” – the self-described Internet grassroots movement of liberal bloggers...
  • Just Kos? (MEOW ALERT - Lefty Blogs v. Dinos Catfight!)

    07/07/2006 2:59:41 PM PDT · by wouldntbprudent · 20 replies · 910+ views
    Hartford Advocate ^ | july 6, 2006 | Adam Bulger
    It´s the sort of thing that makes you hate the Internet. On June 21 New Republic senior editor Jason Zengerle posted on the magazine´s website portions of a message Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, the founder and public face of popular liberal blog dailykos.com, sent to a private e-mail list. Zengerle said the message, which primarily concerned Moulitsas´ request that his fellow bloggers refrain from writing about Securities and Exchange Commission allegations against blogger-turned-online-political-consultant Jerome Armstrong, showed that Moulitsas issued orders that other liberal bloggers dutifully followed. In an entry titled, ¨The Blogosphere´s Smoke-Filled Backroom,¨ Zengerle accused liberal bloggers of displaying ¨a...
  • VIVA KOS VEGAS: Exerpts from my failed political suspense screenplay (Iowahawk)

    06/29/2006 8:00:08 AM PDT · by dighton · 7 replies · 599+ views
    Iowahawk | 06/28/2006 | David Burge
    Fade In Scene 1: Security monitor room, Swami Oasis Casino, Las VegasCasino Security AgentJoe, can you come here a sec? Possible security breach on blackjack table number 36.SupervisorWhatta ya have?Casino Security AgentFacial biometrics shows that player #3 is a positive match with Frankie Kos, reality-based high roller and known associate of the Townhouse Organization. Or, possibly an overgrown weasel. SupervisorKos, the lounge crooner-turned-international heist mastermind? Smells like he and his boys might be cooking up another casino caper. Keep your eye on him.Cut to table; Kos, in sunglasses, fake mustache and sharkskin suit, fiddles with chips.KosHit me. DealerUh, sir, you’re...
  • Liberals Prepare to Celebrate Fourth of July

    07/03/2006 6:31:09 PM PDT · by Right_Wing_Madman · 5 replies · 397+ views
    Right_Wing_Madman
    Okay, I'll admit it. I'm a sadist. Sometimes I like to wander over to Daily Kos and Democratic Underground and see what the wacky liberals are saying. As you know, America, the greatest country on God's green earth, will celebrate its 230th birthday tomorrow. And here's what liberals have to say about it today. I believe it's against FR policy to direct links to DU and Kos, but I've cut and paste these quotes without any editing. DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND "America, America, God shed His grace on thee...what a ridiculous song" - Philosoraptor "the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in...
  • The Daily Kos thinks the politics of Iraq will help him shape the Democratic Party.

    07/03/2006 8:46:17 AM PDT · by bluerose1980 · 46 replies · 1,535+ views
    Markos Moulitsas Zuniga is sitting on his back porch in Berkeley, Calif., listening to the hummingbirds and explaining his plans to seize control of the Democratic Party.
  • Democrats turn on blogger with a mighty mouth

    07/01/2006 4:28:34 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 33 replies · 1,471+ views
    The Sunday Times (U.K.) ^ | 07/02/06 | Sarah Baxter
    OF all the political bloggers in America, Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, creator of the left-wing website the Daily Kos, is perhaps the most powerful. Famous for dishing out criticism, he is now under attack himself, accused of being an election loser who bestows favours on his flatterers. Like the film-maker Michael Moore, of Fahrenheit 9/11 fame, the prolific and acerbic California blogger thrills his fans but causes moderate Democrats to worry that he could jeopardise the party’s hopes of winning power. With more than 0.5m hits a day, Moulitsas’s no-holds-barred website has become essential reading for the growing “netroots” army of...
  • To That Stupid Liberal Lurker - I Got Zapped

    06/24/2006 9:21:32 AM PDT · by tough decision · 238 replies · 6,388+ views
    One look at you tells me all I need to know about you. I am so tired of liberals that think they are so brilliant. You are such a stupid jackass. You are so stupid you probably believe that the Bush administration orchestrated the attacks on 9/11. Every time you go on the internet, every time you make a bank transaction, or pay a bill, every time you try to email a congressman or senator they are getting so much information off of you. Of course it is all a conspiracy by the Bush administration. I have screwed around by...
  • Kos partner was a wacko ASTROLOGIST [Why The Netroots Movement Will Fail]

    06/23/2006 8:15:56 AM PDT · by Paladin2b · 6 replies · 918+ views
    Riehl World View ^ | June 23, 2006 | Dan Riehl
    First off, I've probably dug into the recent Kos controversy as much or more than anyone else. I can't see that Marcos Moulitsas has done anything wrong, other than perhaps a knee jerk response to the criticism. So, he has little to do with this post. The Netroots movement will fail because it's a myth based upon a lie sitting upon a foundation of fragmented political thought. The genesis for the Netroots movement stems from a fixation on, first the stockmarket, then astrology, and it only found politics, probably, when it was barred from engaging in a previous financial fascination...
  • Excommunicated (Kos Strikes Out at the New Republic)

    06/22/2006 11:30:34 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 51 replies · 1,902+ views
    The New Republic ^ | June 23, 2006 | Jonathan Chait
    realize that the new, counterintuitive thing to say about the left blogosphere these days is that it's not really that radical. Markos Moulitsas Zuniga says nice things about Mark Warner, which means he's really just a pragmatist (or easily co-opted, but the effect is the same). All this is mostly true. What this interpretation misses, however, is that the radicalism of the lefty bloggers lies not so much in their ideological platform but in their ideological style. They think like sectarians. And that style is on perfect display in Kos's attack on The New Republic.Kos announces in his headline, "TNR's...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-22-06 (KOs KOverup Exposure Makes KOs Go BERSERK!!!)

    06/22/2006 7:33:26 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 110 replies · 2,173+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 22, 2006 | Kos, Kommies, and PJ-Comix
    The KOs volcano has just EXPLODED over the EXPOSURE by The New Republic's Jason Zengerle that Markos Moulitsas sent out a secret e-mail to fellow "progressives" to help him STONEWALL the Blogola SCANDAL that has engulfed him. Here is the text of the secret Stonewall "Townhouse" e-mail: The YearlyKos media people have already forced corrections at Slate and NY Times (Suellentrop's blog). There has been some serious overreach by the few outlets that picked up this story (which as I mentioned before has been shopped around). It was interesting how this one piddly-ass story was used to try and...
  • A hopefully-useful Kos-Armstrong timeline

    06/21/2006 9:46:34 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 2 replies · 195+ views
    NRO - TKS ^ | 06/20 09:38 AM | Jim Geraghty
    On the right half of the blogosphere, "Kos-ola" is the buzzword of the moment. After reading James Joyner's detailed thoughts, I thought a timeline might be in order. In an effort to cut through the hype, rumors, and whispers, here's how it went down, quoting the central players themselves: DEAN December 2002: Dean Campaign Manager Joe Trippi invites Jerome Armstrong, creator of MyDD.com, to Burlington, Vermont to assist the Dean campaign. (Armstrong's account) January 2003: Jerome Armstrong and Markos Moulitsas, creator of Daily Kos, form Armstrong Zuniga, a political consulting firm. June 2003: Trippi hires Moulitsas, and Armstrong, for consulting...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-21-06 (Head KOmmie KOs Reacts To Exploding Blogola Scandal)

    06/21/2006 5:42:42 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 129 replies · 2,114+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 21, 2006 | Kos, Kommies, and PJ-Comix
    The rapidly EXPLODING Blogola scandal which has engulfed the Daily Kos as chronicled in yesterday's EDITION of the DUmmie FUnnies is the hot talk of the Blogosphere. Of course, this big scandal is nowhere to be seen in the MSM. However, the shocking Blogola revelations appearing in such blogs as DONKEY CONS and the RIEHL WORLD VIEW have caused the Head KOmmie, Markos Moulitsas, to react by going into the denial mode as you can see in this THREAD titled, "Consulting." So let us now watch the Head KOmmie try to talk his way out of the Blogola scandal...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-20-06 (KOmmie KOs Engulfed In Blogola Scandal)

    06/20/2006 7:21:08 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 89 replies · 1,536+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 20, 2006 | KOmmies and PJ-Comix
    The Daily Kos Blogola scandal is now heating up in the Blogosphere but has yet to make its way into the MSM. To sum up, head KOmmie Markos Moulitsas Zuniga and his sleazebag partner, Jerome Armstrong, are now accused of whoring out themselves and the KOmmieland blog for money in exchange for happy talk for those candidates willing to shell out for "consulting fees." The Pay for Blog Play scam works like this: a politician pays Armstrong's Political Technologies LLC firm "consulting fees" which result in (surprise, surprise) enthusiastic postings for that politico in KOmmieland by KOs. This Blogola...
  • Blogshocker: Daily Kos Embraces “Move America Forward”

    06/20/2006 1:49:59 PM PDT · by Reaganite84 · 32 replies · 1,190+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | June 19, 2006 | Move America Forward
     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                         June 19, 2006 Contact: Robert Dixon (916) 441- 6197B L O G S H O C K E R ! Daily Kos Embraces Pro-Troop “Move America Forward” (SAN FRANCISCO) – Liberal blogger Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, founder of the popular left-of-center blog, DailyKos.com, has just returned from his first annual “YearlyKos” convention by embracing a surprising mantra: that of the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization, Move America Forward (website: http://www.MoveAmericaForward.org). In a posting headlined “Move America Forward” the blogger “Kos”...
  • Kos - Armstrong Blogola Scandal

    06/20/2006 8:44:50 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 2 replies · 309+ views
    Outside The Beltway ^ | June 20, 2006 | James Joyner
    Dan Riehl has done some digging and found that myDD’s Jerome Armstrong received rather significant payments from his work as a political consultant on Jon Corzine’s successful campaign for NJ governor. While Tim Worstall has a point when he observes that, “with the amount of cash that swills through American politics, they actually look like very small sums,” they’re pretty hefty for amateur consulting services. (A recent MSNBC story has Armstrong describing his role in the Mark Warner campaign as handling “anything that deals with the Internet or technology, especially with the strategic decisions that are made early on in...
  • Daily Kos: "How Quaint" (Daily KOS Says Two Soldiers who died Reap what they sow!)

    06/20/2006 8:01:06 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 19 replies · 655+ views
    Tuesday, June 20, 2006 Daily Kos: "How Quaint" Two US soldiers kidnapped in Iraq have been found: Bodies of missing U.S. soldiers recovered. BAGHDAD, Iraq - The bodies of two U.S. soldiers reported captured last week have been recovered, and an Iraqi official said Tuesday the men were “killed in a barbaric way.” Al-Qaida in Iraq claimed responsibility for killing the soldiers, and said the successor to slain terror leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi had “slaughtered” them, according to a Web statement that could not be authenticated. The language in the statement suggested the men had been beheaded. The sick freaks...
  • Even The Daily Kos Bans Peace Moonbeam!

    06/19/2006 8:15:18 AM PDT · by Digital Disaster · 26 replies · 813+ views
    The Peace Moonbeam Chronicles ^ | 6-19-06 | Peace Moonbeam
    EXTRA! For reasons not clear, Daily Kos removed my diary entry, "Bad News" after more than a few people (but less than 63) cried out in extreme anger over it's content(?) In addition, Kos won't let me post anything else(??) They called me a "troll," and other threatening and hurtful things (most of which started with the letter "F") that are not in keeping with our Democratic Party's progressive ideals of non-violence, tolerance, and love. My tears cannot be counted. What I don't understand is how my own liberal brothers and sisters can suddenly turn against me when I have...
  • WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! You Mods ZOTTED Me!

    06/23/2006 2:33:07 PM PDT · by Gatemouth · 213 replies · 4,986+ views
    Kos | Gatemouth
    Here's something for you to ponder over... http://distressedamerican.cf.huffingtonpost.com/ Any thoughts?