Tuesday, June 27, 2017

CNN Shoots Itself In Foot Again

The New Yorker’s satirical Borowitz Report, the liberal-leaning reshuffling of the news by Andy Borowitz described the bastion of fake news this way in October 2015:
The strong ratings for Tuesday's Democratic Presidential debate have surprised CNN executives, who are now tentatively considering introducing substance into their programming. 
After reviewing the numbers for the debate, however, Zucker decided to launch a pilot program at CNN called Project Substance, which will introduce information and "substance-based content" into the network's programming, on a limited basis. 
"Just to be clear, we're not suddenly going to flood our programming with substance," Zucker said. "We know that would be jarring for our viewers." 
By implementing a "dash of substance here and there," the network will be able to gauge whether viewers' interest in substance is for real, "or just a passing fad," Zucker said. 
"If, at the end of the day, viewers aren't interested in serious news, we'll just go back to what we've been doing," he said.
Last Friday evening CNN fully retracted and completely scrubbed a bogus story which cited an unnamed source claiming the Senate Intelligence Committee was investigating a “$10-billion Russian investment fund whose chief executive met with a member of President Donald Trump’s transition team four days before Trump’s inauguration.”

The transition team member was Anthony Scaramucci, and he “supposedly” discussed lifting sanctions with investment fund chief executive Kirill Dmitriev. Except, the ties were strung together by CNN with absolutely no proof and despite a firm denial from the Russian investment firm spokesman.

“CNN.com published a story connecting Anthony Scaramucci with investigations into the Russian Direct Investment Fund,” CNN wrote in the editor’s note after the retraction. “That story did not meet CNN’s editorial standards and has been retracted. Links to the story have been disabled. CNN apologizes to Mr. Scaramucci.”

Anonymous sources described the incident as a “massive, massive fuck up and people will be disciplined.”
In an effort to stop the bleeding caused by growing public skepticism about its integrity and not have the “fake news” label stick, stories involving Trump/Russia now require the approval of senior executives before publication.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Sunday, June 18, 2017

And This Year’s Winners Are…

It has been our distinct honor to host the Fifth Annual Paul Revere Award.  We were thrilled by the overwhelming response during the nomination process and the number of votes cast.

Thank you to everyone who participated.  Congratulations to all our winners..



Each winner will receive a personalized badge which may be placed on their website if they so choose.  

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Plot Sickens

Circa published a report today describing a “frosty exchange” between ex-FBI Director James “Drama Queen” Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
The information about the “exchange” came after Comey’s public testimony last Thursday.  In the private session, Comey recalled Lynch requested he refer to the FBI’s criminal investigation of Granny Clinton’s email scandal as a “matter” not an investigation.  Comey went on to tell senators of a second encounter where things got “frosty”.
“During the conversation, Comey told lawmakers he confronted Lynch with a highly sensitive piece of evidence, a communication between two political figures that suggested Lynch had agreed to put the kibosh on any prosecution of Clinton.” 
“Comey said ‘the Attorney General looked at the document then looked up with a steely silence that lasted for some time, then asked him if he had any other business with her and if not that he should leave her office,’ said one source who was briefed.”
Comey will go down in history as the FBI’s greatest drama queen since J. Edgar Hoover.  Just how tall Comey would be in high heels?

Comey admitted he leaked notes from his conversation with President Trump to the New York Times. He then cited federal employees who leak untrue stories to the press.  Commercials for Super Beta Prostate don’t feature this many men happily leaking away.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

The way a man looks at himself in a mirror will tell you if he can ever care about anyone else. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Poll Is Now Open: Begin Voting For The Fifth Annual Paul Revere Award

The number of small conservative blogs nominated since the inaugural award presentation in 2013 has tripled.  We here at Political Clown Parade are indebted to everyone who took the time to submit the names of blogs who are the modern-day offspring of the American Revolution’s pamphleteers—the brave and resolute men and women who feed our soul, who make us laugh about ourselves or life and restore our buoyancy in a troubled world.

The Paul Revere Award is dedicated to those bloggers who hold down jobs and raise their families while standing guard over liberty.  The icon for the award is American patriot Paul Revere who’s legendary “Midnight Ride” to warn the colonists of Massachusetts before the historic battles of Lexington and Concord played a vital role in America’s struggle to gain independence from Britain.

An obituary in the Boston Intelligence solemnly noted, “Seldom has the tomb closed upon a life so honorable and useful.”

Below you will find our poll.  You may cast your vote for multiple blogs but you will only be allowed to vote once.  We run a square house here.  Make sure you vote for all the blogs you consider your favorites.

Voting will close at 11:30 PM ET on Saturday, June 17.  The winners will be announced on Sunday, June 18.

The winners will be presented with a personalized award in the form of a badge which can be displayed on their website if they so choose.

Good luck to everyone!

Which small conservative blog(s), in your opinion, should receive the 2017 Paul Revere Award?

Adrienne's Corner
Always On Watch
A Nod To The Gods
A View from the Beach
Big Hairy News
Blazing Cat Fur
Bluebird of Bitterness
Chattering Teeth
Cold Fury
Comedy Plus
Confederacy of Drones
Daily Pundit
Daily Timewaster
Diary of a Right Wing Pussycat
Diogenes' Middle Finger
Earl of Taint
Good Shit
Goodstuff's Cyber World
It Ain't Holy Water
It Don't Make Sense
Knuckledraggin' My Life Away
Lone Star Parson
Mostly Cajun, All American and Opinionated
90 Miles From Tyranny
Nobody Asked Me
Nonsensible Shoes
Not Of This World
Patriot Retort
Pirate's Cove
Proof Positive
PUMAByDesign001's Blog
Sense of Events
Springer's Blog
Stilton's Place
The Daley Gator
The Diplomad 2.0
The Feral Irishman
The Last Refuge
The Last Tradition
The MaddMedic
The Right Way
The Ultimate Answer To Kings
The Way I See Things...
Two Minute Conservative
Virtual Mirage
Who's Your Daddy
World News Bureau
Xenophilic. The Return.
Your Crazy Uncle Bubba
Do Quizzes

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Wonder Woman - A Review, Sort Of

'Wonder Woman' is the epic story of a man, a woman, a dog and a piano. Okay, you can forget the part about the dog and the piano. I wrote that before I saw the movie. I'm going to try to do this without any spoilers, but let me start by saying this is an above average superhero movie. If you just want to take my recommendation and go surf the web for Gal Gadot pictures, go ahead.

The first part of the movie is an obligatory flashback to Diana's youth. Young girl wants to be warrior princess, like her mom and her aunt and every other woman on the island. It could be worse. Remember the first Superman with Christopher Reeve? All that origin story needed was a guy in a headband tucking his baby boy into a rocket while the planet disintegrates around him. Five minutes tops. But, noooo! They hire a bloated Marlon Brando in a white wig, and build this long boring back story around him. Wonder Woman's origin is not that bad, however, if you can get past the whole "Zeus created man, gods walk the Earth and gave Wonder Woman her powers." I'm more of a mono-theistic kind of guy, but if I can believe in Hobbits and Orcs, I can suspend disbelief for a couple of hours.

Enter our intrepid male lead, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), American pilot/spy/Amazon boy toy, who crash lands next to the island, bringing a large portion of the German Navy with him. Kickass battle on the beach ensues and Diana, having now heard about WWI, decides that saving the world is part of her job description, so she's off!

The story is generally well written, well paced, well directed. There's a CGI-fest towards the end that may be more popular with directors and the popcorn crowd, but is frankly a matter of taste. More importantly, between the Origin story and the CGI denouement, is a very solid motion picture. Woman Woman is the proverbial innocent abroad, a stranger to the customs and habits of mankind. There's humor to be found in her naivety. Gal Gadot plays Wonder Woman as a very confident hero, courageous to a fault, and acrobatically graceful in her slow motion fighting scenes. Supporting characters are well cast and well acted. Those who survive.

I can personally attest that the feminist complaint that...


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