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Today the conservative bloggers are showing how serious and mature they are.  Their judgment surpasses ours, for they know what truly matters to our nation.  Every principled blogger on THE LEFT should put down their pinup calendar of that FAT ass Michael Moore and see why the conservatives are the only adults in our political discourse.

They wisely ignore stories that are really irrelevant, and today have addressed the great issue of our time.  

See more below the fold.

They are not distracted by silly stories like the Abramoff/Scanlon crime syndicate going belly-up and threatening to swallow the Republican majority in Congress.  

I mean, who cares that, as in the words of one observer, "this has the potential to be the biggest scandal in Congress in over a century. I've been around Washington for 35 years, watching Congress, and I've never seen anything approaching Abramoff for cynicism and chutzpah in proposing quid pro quos to members of Congress."

Malkin, Instapundit, Pauerlein, Redstate.  They all know better than to pay attention to such matters.

Similarly, a national reconciliation conference of every major elected official in Iraq produces a DEMAND that the US set a timetable for withdrawal.  Now, foolish liberals and THE LEFT would be tempted to lend credence to the demands of elected Iraqi leaders in the quest to bring Democracy to Iraq.  But not our dear, dear friends on the right.

No sir, not a peep about this.  I mean, who cares? They're just a bunch of fucking Iraqis.  What really matters is what Dick Cheney says.

But, our friends on the right do know what's important.  An issue so vital that every wingnut with a keyboard is flailing away at it.

This story?

CNN SHOWED A PICTURE OF CHENEY WITH AN "X" OVER HIS FACE.  OHMIGOD!!!!!  CHAOS IN THE STREETS!!!!!  BURN CNN TO THE GROUND.

A quick perusal of Memeorandum shows THIRTY-THREE conservative blogs going apeshit over this story, with not a single one paying attention to Abramoff and/or the Iraqi leadership conference.

However, one RINO has been exposed for the double agent serving THE LEFT that he is.

He dared to create a post entitled Overreacting to the X-ing of Cheney.

Originally posted to Geekesque on Tue Nov 22, 2005 at 07:51 AM PST.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Shocker of the Century (none)
    I think the title of your post could easily become a daily topic.  Have you ever heard a wingnut explode over anything actually relevant?

    "The most heroic word in all languages is revolution." -Eugene V. Debs

    by monkey6079 on Tue Nov 22, 2005 at 07:53:55 AM PST

  •  BURN CNN TO THE GROUND (none)
    Might as well. They're trying hard to out-Fox Fox.

    Poor Ted Turner. What could have been his greatest legacy...

    This is CLASS WAR, and the other side is winning.

    by Mr X on Tue Nov 22, 2005 at 07:59:23 AM PST

  •  Debunked in an earlier thread (none)
    which I can't seem to find now.

    This is a good thing. If this is their best shot. . .

    George Bush identifies a problem, and then creates it. -- Randi Rhodes

    by melvin on Tue Nov 22, 2005 at 08:00:18 AM PST

  •  Not the first time (none)
    Despite controlling all 3 branches of the government, the conservatives still persist in nurturing a persecution mentality.

    They've fixed the last 2 presidential elections, and are about to pack the Supreme court for at least the next few decades, and yet somehow, they're the little guy being bullied by those big bad liberals.

    The strange thing is that just like when they try to censor a book, when they "expose" a case of media bias, they virtually ensure that millions more people will see it than would have otherwise.

    Instead of the Cheney X going unnoticed as yet another technical difficulty, it's now rocketing around the blogosphere.  The same thing happened with the Hitler ad submissions to the Bush in 30 Seconds contest (which were never endorsed or aired by MoveOn.org), and the fake Bush Special Olympics poster.

    You'd think these people would learn.

    I was reading some of the wingnut blog comments (which I rarely do) and became physically ill.  The sheer amount of bile and poisonous vitriol spewing on those things makes me wonder what the hell world those people live in.

  •  Haha, has anyone confirmed yet whether (none)
    anyone other than drudge actually saw it?
    •  well, ok (none)
      cnn seems to admit that it happened.  But, oh the horror:

      The 'X' over Cheney's face appeared each time less than a second

      Oh, and this horrible, and obviously communistic incident:

      A careful review of the tape now shows a white colored 'X' was also transposed over Cheney's face during the speech, it appeared for less than 1/15 of a second

      good lord.

  •  If I ever find out who is responsible (none)
    for that X, I'll buy him or her a drink!

    Sometimes you cover your ass with the lame excuses you have, instead of the lame excuses you wish you had. (-3.00, -5.49)

    by litigatormom on Tue Nov 22, 2005 at 08:10:01 AM PST

  •  This is obviously (none)
    Clinton's fault

    "Don't talk nonsense," Esmé said crossly. "If we give money to poor people, then they won't be poor anymore."

    by George on Tue Nov 22, 2005 at 08:10:57 AM PST

  •  Naw... (none)
    Nawww...its lyndies fault...
  •  Of late (4.00)
    The rightwing blogs have really started to demonstrate true desperation.

    In their world, we are winning the war, of course.  They can provide you with conclusive proof in two short paragraphs, and yet, the administration is mysteriously unable to utter those same two obvious paragraphs, which would unite 100% of the country behind the war, they're so compelling.

    A couple weeks ago, when a poll showed a majority of Americans no longer considered Bush honest and trustworthy, a front-page poster at RedState exploded with anger at the liberal media for having the audacity to ask the question.  Because, you see, if you don't ask people whether they think Bush is honest, they'd never think of the question themselves.  It's all the media's fault!

    The more they focus on trivia, the more they show their desperation to avoid the real news of the day.  Consider this post from Michelle Malkin, the queen of faux outrage, where she takes a comment about the divide between Republicans and Democrats and tries to pretend it's about al-Qaeda.

  •  Cheney X's : wishful thinking /nt (none)

    "90% of everything is crud" - Sturgeon's Law.

    by newore on Tue Nov 22, 2005 at 08:15:55 AM PST

  •  ooo ooo! (none)
    This just in, I deciphered the secret Cheney-bashing communique from the Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy:

    It says shot begins after 5 frames of black!

    CNN, why do you hate America?

  •  Diminishing marginal utility (none)
    "A law of economics stating that as a person increases consumption of a product--while keeping consumption of other products constant--there is a decline in the marginal utility that person derives from consuming each additional unit of that product."

    Sounds a lot to me like the conservative blogosphere. If they keep going to the "evil liberal media" well, it's going to eventually run dry.

    I'm not part of a redneck agenda - Green Day

    by eugene on Tue Nov 22, 2005 at 08:20:18 AM PST

  •  Oh the desparation. Love it! (none)
    You know they are feeling desparate when this is the best they can come up with to rail against.  Transparently pathetic.  The best part of all of this is that when you turn on the TV or hit the web, the face of this administration is Dick Cheney's.  George Bush has become the incredible shrinking President.  Mr. Irrelevant.  I LOVE IT!
  •  Cheney shouldn't have fucked with the X-Men. (none)
    That's what happens when you start advocating passage of the "Mutant Registration Act." One minute, Cheney is talking to Scooter about their successful stonewall of the Plame Grand Jury.

    TIME STOPS.

    Cheney suddenly sees a bunch of blurry figures in black moving back and forth, around and past him as if they aren't contrained by time.

    TIME STARTS.

    Scooter's under indictment, Fitzgerald is bringing evidence to a new Grand Jury, and Cheney appears on CNN with a big X on his face.

    Don't fuck with Professor Xavier.

  •  OMG (none)
    CNN is explaining the "X" right now.  I guess we now know what they're paying attention to.  No wonder they're three years behind in their reporting.
  •  CNN did it (none)
    It is being covered on the news shows on CNN today.  Technical problem with devices used to queue the next scene.
    •  Seriously? (4.00)
      How classic.  We complain about Judy Miller's biased WMD reporting for 3 years and can't get a single straight answer from the NYT.  Wingnut bloggers complain about a stupid X and CNN is falling all over themselves to explain it the next day.

      This, friends, is your liberal media.  Was Senator Byrd right to say that the media has been intimidated by the right wing?  You bet your sweet ass he was.

      •  amen, brother (none)
        When rightwingers complain, the media rushes out of the shower to explain and apologize, whether an apology is justified or not.  

        But God forbid a dreaded liberal should ask for some straight goddamned information about starting a WAR.   That's beyond the pale of civilized discourse, apparently.

      •  Yep (none)
        within minutes of my reading of this diary Carol whats-her-name was on TV with their special "X-plaining" tech guy getting it all straight.
  •  Fools. FOOLS! (none)
    Can't you see?  It's the vast RIGHT wing conspiracy!  The "X" is a subliminal message to vote (mark X) for Cheney when he runs for president in 08!!!

    I can't believe how naive you all are.

  •  If I am calculating correctly (none)
    it was on TV for 1/15th of second... which means it has been on Drudge Report 3 million times longer than the actual mistake.  Hilarious.
  •  Were they talking about Cheney's chromasomes (none)
    ... at the time?

    I just hope Halliburton isn't using his genetic material as part of their top secret cloning project.

    I'm archiving my crap at my new blog, Satiric Mutt. Stop in and say hello.

    by Bob Johnson on Tue Nov 22, 2005 at 09:34:02 AM PST

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