Yay Team!

From SFGate:

Hillary Clinton’s New Hampshire primary victory over Barack Obama seemed to stun no one more than reporters and pundits who covered it, raising questions about an overreliance on polls in setting a campaign narrative.

Obama’s victory — and a big one at that — was such a presumption that there was a CNN discussion before the polls closed about how much a relatively narrow win would hurt him.

Instead, Clinton led from the time first results came in until the end. She had 39 percent of the vote to Obama’s 36 percent.

“Over the last 20 years overall the media has fallen into poll myopia,” said David Bohrman, executive producer of CNN’s political coverage. “Sometimes we as a profession lose track of, no matter what the polls say a month ahead or a year ahead, the American citizen has to go out and actually vote. I like that part of the process.”

Original comic book cover.

Even before the New Hampshire polls closed, one snapshot pointed to an extraordinary level of dissatisfaction about how the campaign has been covered. A CNN e-mail poll Tuesday, while not scientific, had more than 11,000 people responding with 94 percent saying they were tired of the national media reporting on the presidential race in terms of charisma, change, dynasty, momentum and likeability.

So, have you watched since Tuesday, kids? The idiots just keep on spewing shit. The only difference is that they giggle now. They are so far up their own asses that they honestly think that they themselves are the story.


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17 responses to “Yay Team!

  1. Friend of the court

    I think I like your funny book covers best, nonnie. I like all your work but, I have a warm spot in my heart for funny books. That BS meter isn’t going to last very long, being so close to that bunch.

  2. nightowl724

    Cute, nonnie! You even managed to seamlessly add to characters to the cover.

    The pundits are full of shit. But, I mean that only in the nicest way, of course! -:D

  3. nightowl724


    I suppose I’m dyslexic tonight!

    What I meant was…


  4. nightowl724


  5. Got a Grip

    If I weren’t such a nice person, I’d say that all the pundits and pollsters are total douchebags full of the foulest of shit. But I’m not going to say it, that would not be nice at all….


  6. nonnie9999

    i like the comic book covers best of all, too. it’s fun to work with them, and i think they are cute when they are done. if you look very, very closely, you will see something unusual about the bullshit meter. i found it in google images, but it was a gif that flashed the colors on and off, and when i copied it, it was just black. i was going to just make stripes in different colors, but then i changed my mind. instead, i used the color alert color code system. is there anything more bullshitty than that? 😀

  7. Friend of the court

    Do they even show that alert, anymore? I think it got stuck on orange and they put it in a yard sale.

  8. Got a Grip

    I thought I detected the color alert code there. Have we ever managed to have anything less than orange since we started this crap? I’m assuming that the bullshit meter must be pegging the red right now and bursting with bullshitty goodness. But you didn’t hear that from me…. 🙂

  9. nonnie9999

    one of the things that is so much fun about the comics is adding people and things to them. i had to go shopping for bodies for larry and jack, but that was fun, too. had to do some alterations to larry’s pants, but that’s okay. i will send him the bill for my time.

  10. nonnie9999

    even the bull thinks they are full of shit, but i will allow him to speak for himself, since i am too nice to say so, just like you. 😀
    the entire time our fabulous alert system has been in effect, it has never ever been set on blue or green. i still don’t understand why we need it when i am scared shitless every evening by the horrendous sound of the emergency broadcasting system tests. has anyone ever seen that used in an emergency? seriously, what are they saving it for? when we had a hurricane, they didn’t use it. do they use it elsewhere for tornadoes, fires, or floods? how much money is wasted for that damned thing?

  11. Got a Grip

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen it used for fires and floods, but they do use it for tornadoes all over the midwest. Of course, if you’re actually in the path of a tornado and you’re listening to the emergency broadcast system instead of hiding in your basement or laying flat in a ditch, you’re screwed. Nevertheless, they test the damned thing daily, interrupting at least one station a day with it. To be quite honest, as an old farmgirl, I can tell far better whether I should be hiding in the basement by going outside and having a quick check than anything the EAS has ever done. I should have my own weather show!!!

  12. Friend of the court

    We had a couple of days, last winter, when there were tornado warnings. It was an odd thing, because they were for counties in the central valley and foot hills in California. The big emergency would be an earthquake but, there isn’t any warning for them. You just realize that stuff that isn’t moveable, is moving.

  13. Got a Grip

    The warning system that really freaks me out is the siren system. I don’t know about what you guys have, but we have a siren system in the midwest, and it is used for both tornadoes and for nuclear disasters. They have tests periodically that always come on a certain day at noon, but even knowing they’re coming they make my skin crawl. And when they occasionally malfunction and go off on a sunny day, well, it’s just terrifying.

    Ahhhh, Homeland Security. I feel ever so secure. Don’t you all?

  14. Friend of the court

    “Homeland”, I never signed-up to live in “Homeland”. Bush’s legacy is that he has increased the number of people who hate us by about the power of 10. This, comming from the fool who thinks his job is to protect Americans. He’s the kind of lifeguard who would throw a drowning man an anchor.

  15. nonnie9999

    when i heard the name homeland security for the first time, it gave me chills. something very nazi-y about it.

  16. Got a Grip

    No shit, that, fotc. Between Chimpy and Darth, our spineless representatives, and the punditry, the inmates have taken over the asylum…..