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CarrotCrown LOL

Posted in bitching, divisiveness with tags on November 27, 2012 by Qritiq

Exception-al Tweet

Posted in bitching, blogosphere, divisiveness, Doh!, spin, tacky on April 1, 2012 by Qritiq

I take exception(s) with this tweet:

1. There’s a lot of things you could call Ron;  “idiot” prolly not one of them. And I don’t believe for a second that the author of this tweet honestly thinks Ron an idiot.
2. Ron “makes too many mistakes”? I’d agree if you’d said this in the summer. Now – hmmm – to me he seems to be on target a lot, though I will say I think he tends to make a totally correct analysis of a situation, but then take it a step or two too far, imo.
3. A “traitor” to what exactly? You? Your political beliefs? How can an editor be a “traitor” to a political movement or ideology?
4. On “zero ethics” – I found out a couple of things recently that make me dispute this. I also have reason to believe that at least some of Ron’s former detractors would also dispute it.
5. Ron has “no cause”. Uhh – wouldn’t he be a bad journo/reporter/editor/etc,  if he did promote a cause?
#tweetFAIL – no foolin’.

Why Weinergate Is Still Important

Posted in bitching with tags , , , , , , , on July 22, 2011 by Qritiq

Image by azipaybarah via Flickr


Nothing’s as old as old news.


So why am I still fixated on Weinergate? I’ll tell you why (anyone feel a rant coming on?)


First, I understand that some people are concerned with the threatening messages that some bloggers have received. Look, I think it’s terrible when any writer or journalist is threatened; when underhanded folks try to shut them up. And of course, I hope the person(s) to blame is caught. But I think there is a more paramount concern here.


Secondly, I know some people (many of them liberals, actually) are completely disgusted with RAW’s behavior, and simply no longer want him to represent them in any way. This is really not my issue. While what RAW did was certainly dopey and reckless, his behavior is less worse than smoking at a cocktail party or visiting a strip club. In other words, while I’d be somewhat concerned about his lack of judgment, I really couldn’t care less if he wants to sext forever and a day with consenting adults.


And by the way, I likely disagree with about 70% of RAW’s policies, so why is it I’m concerned about this?


In this country, we are supposed to have a balance of power. That means the executive branch should not be able to decide who may or may not be on your local ballot, even when that candidate goes on Fox News every chance he gets to call out the President for being weak.  As for the top of the legislative branch, when Nancy Pelosi from San Francisco came out and said that people in Queens shouldn’t be permitted to have the candidate of their choice even appear on their ballot (because she couldn’t get her work done), I about lost my ish. (Interesting tidbit: The Deputy Mayor of New York City is married to Nancy Pelosi’s Chief of Staff. Isn’t that interesting?) (Another possibly interesting tidbit: Bloomberg has registered a new campaign with the state.)


And furthermore, if my campaign contributions are going toward blackmailing, lying, honeypots, disinformation, or anything like that AT ALL, even if it’s just at the mayoral level, well I sure would like to know about it. I suspect a lot of people would.


If we don’t get some hard facts about where the funding came from for the months-long social media disinformation campaign against Rep. Anthony Weiner, I may feel obligated to write about it in the days to come.


And I got A LOT to say.



postscript: since there has been so much disinformation and purposeful distraction on this topic, I may be deleting or editing comments that I find to be less than 100% sensible. Kinda sad, because I’ve never had to do that before.











Great Neck Frustration

Posted in bitching with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2009 by Qritiq


He is totally right about everything, but he needs an ark, not a bus.

Book Deals

Posted in bitching on April 3, 2008 by Qritiq
from WordPress post “Book Deals”:
Stuff White People Like and I Can Has Cheezburger have been topping our Blogs of the Day charts for some time. Now the New York Times reports that both of those blogs have received book deals. “Stuff” apparently got a $300k advance. The books based on their blogs are due out this Fall. Congratulations to both of them!

(PS: This is not an April Fools joke)


“Stuff” I totally get — great site.  But “I Can Has Cheezburger”? WTF?

(I’m just jealous you say?  damn straight.)

Cheesy Pickup Lines

Posted in bitching, Doh!, marriage, pickup lines on August 22, 2007 by Qritiq

Recently I’ve gotten the “but you’re such a beautiful woman, how can you not be married?” from men. Which is idiotic cuz if you think of all the ugly women you know, probly 99% of them are married.  Am I wrong?


More Positivity People

Posted in bitching, mental, teenagers with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2007 by Qritiq

Quit complaining — it may make you feel worse

Venting to friends about problems is unhelpful and unhealthy, experts say

A recent study found that teenage girls who vented to each other about their problems, were more likely to develop depression and anxiety — and the same is likely true for adult women…

Relationship issues tend to spark the most obsessive discussions, as “The more you talk, it hypes up your emotions.”…

“If I tell you my problem, and the way you listen to me is sort of agreeing with me, then it escalates the feeling, without having a practical solution for it,” … Instead of spilling your problems to those friends who encourage your rants, turn to someone who’ll point you toward a solution…

Psychologists also warn against ranting over and over to the same audience.  That can take a toll on friendships; it’s draining to be around someone who’s always moaning about their troubles.

Ha – I know that last paragraph reminds at least one of you of a certain someone.

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