David Kirkpatrick

September 28, 2008

Sunday video fun — the comedic stylings of Sarah Palin …

Filed under: et.al., Media, Politics — Tags: , , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 12:10 pm

… oh wait, I’ve just been handed a note. … Let’s see, “She’s not a comedian, she’s a politician and up for election as the first in line for the presidency.”

Well, this changes everything doesn’t it?

At any rate here’s the video

June 3, 2008

This is one great post …

from the New Republic’s Christopher Orr channeling Detroit Piston GM, Joe Dumars. Especially funny here on the last day of primary voting.

From the link:

It’s no great surprise that some are trying to push us out of this series. From the beginning, it’s been clear that the media and league elites have been looking for an exciting new face, instead of a team, like ours, that has proven its mettle by making it to the Conference Finals six* years in a row. We saw it in the Western Conference as well, where officials and news outlets made clear they were sick to death of the reigning champion San Antonio Spurs and behaved like cheerleaders for the media-darling Lakers. Heck, they almost managed to persuade fans that a hokey, small-town act like the New Orleans Hornets was a legitimate contender. It is safe to say that this has been the most rigged coverage in modern sports history.

But back to the series in question. Yes, Boston has won four games and Detroit only two. But it’s hard to imagine a more arbitrary and undemocratic way to determine this series’s outcome than “games won.” It is, after all, a bedrock value of the game of basketball that all points must be counted. But how can that be the case when every point beyond the winning point is ignored? There are literally dozens of layups, jumpers, free throws, and (yes, even) dunks that our opponents want to say don’t count for anything at all. We call on the NBA to do the right thing and fully count all of the baskets that were made throughout the course of this series.

Once you abandon the artificial four-games-to-two framework that the media has tried to impose on the series, a very different picture emerges, with the Celtics leading by a mere 549 points to 539. Yes that’s right, the margin between the two teams is less than one percent—a tie, for all intents and purposes. This is probably the closest Conference Finals in NBA history, though I will thank you not to check on that.

Take the time to read the whole thing. It’s worth it.

(Hat tip: the Daily Dish)

April 2, 2008

Belated April Fools gag

Filed under: et.al., Politics — Tags: , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 2:44 am

Just checked my email account listed on the “about” page and found this link from a reader.

I so can’t believe it’s too late for April Fools I’m posting it anyway …

From the link:

Chelsea Clinton has joined online dating service MillionaireMatch with the hope of raising additional funds for her mom’s presidential campaign. News of it broke when one of Barack Obama’s aides joined the service and found himself to be a match with Chelsea.

When asked about it, Hillary Clinton, in a battle for the Democratic presidential nomination said, “Right now it is about funding the campaign and what better way than for Chelsea to date a few millionaires who can help us out in the final stretch? She’s gone on dates with Superdelegates, so why not millionaires?”

Earlier this morning, Barack Obama was asked if the Clinton campaign could do that.

“Yes she can,” said Obama.

“Listen, I’m all about change,” he continued, “and if Hillary Clinton and her daughter can find ways to raise more change then I applaud them.”

After making the statement, one reporter overheard Obama asking his campaign manager to find out how many millionaires are on WealthyMen.com.

When reporters first told Bill Clinton about Chelsea joining a millionaire dating site to raise funds, he responded, “are there women millionaires on there too?”

February 21, 2008

Political satire Dem-style

Filed under: Media, Politics — Tags: , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 12:35 am

If you are an aficionado of political satire, these two pieces on the ongoing Obama/Clinton dust up are must reads.

From Hanlon’s Razor here, and The Private Intellectual here.

Go forth and enjoy …