Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Power of Strong Odors: Purple-Faced Aspersion Caster Joins MinnMoni

I was apparently premature. [RUN ON SENTENCE ALERT!] After I snapped out of my rapture resulting from the news that Jim Boyd had joined the local well-funded left wing propaganda pooper-outer and the implications that the move would lead to a nearly inexhaustible supply of ThunderJournaling material into the indefinite future, I clicked the "read more" link to discover that likely would not be the case. Turns out that Boyd is replacing Some Other Guy in the position of MinnMoni "Editorial Mentor" or some such nonsense. Since I never saw The Last Guy's name attached to any posts, I have to believe that Boyd's input will be limited to holding the "reporting" "staff's" "dicks."

And while this may be a disappointing turn of events, I think there still may be fun to be had. Perhaps new interactive games like "Find the Boyd Influence in this Post". For example, take this pre-Boyd era paragraph that I just randomly plucked off the front page of MinnMon today:

On the Republican side, several more potential candidates have been floated, but multiple sources have indicated that the right of first refusal to frontrunner status probably goes to State Rep. Erik Paulsen. He has worked for the congressman and has long been a Ramstad protege. Even if Ramstad makes no public displays of support, his private assistance would go a long way toward pushing Paulsen over the top.

Going forward under Boyd's influence, that same graf might read thus:

On the Republican side, several more potential empty-headed wingnuts have been falling out of trees, but multiple sources have indicated that the right of first refusal to frontrunner status probably goes to likely Bush crone and Swift Boater State Rep. Erik Paulsen. He has worked for the congressman and has long been a Ramstad bobo. Even if Ramstad makes no public displays of support, his private assistance would go a long way toward pushing Paulsen over the top, allowing him to continue Bush's illegal war based on lies.

It could be like a scavenger hunt - he or she who finds the most Boydisms in a given day wins. Fun!

For those of you out-of-staters and others who read KAR just for the poop humor, it's hard to describe just how big of an assnozzle this guy is. A good place to start would be here (or more pointedly here) (WARNING! LINK TO POWERLINE!). He's a pompous ass who thinks his mere assertion of a fact makes it Gospel truth. He believes that a forcefully angrily delivered and deeply felt opinion peppered with base insults cannot possibly be stupid. And he goes around sliming and questioning the motives of others who dare to challenge his self-constructed (and usually deeply stupid IMHO) orthodoxy, while at the same time having the temerity to label them as immoral partisan slime merchants.

Come to think of it, he's a perfect fit for a lefty blog.

UPDATE: He just left this howler of a comment on the thread announcing his new post:

Eric Ringham, the commentary editor, worked hard to develop a package of articles each day that mixed viewpoints and topics, and this arbitrary rule threw a huge monkey wrench into his effort.

Um. I think what he means by "mixed viewpoints" is that there was a representative sample of "thought" from the left and from the far far left gnat-infested hair moonbat nutroots.

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