This Is What I Stayed Up For?

Yup. I stayed up until 9 in the morning (I work nights), and after weeks of hype it all boils down to a video tape that Larry Johnson hasn’t even seen. It really makes one wonder if he’s ever rigged elections in foreign countries this way, and if so, dear Lord why on Earth would anyone ever fall for this kind of crap?

Seriously, I feel ripped off. After all this hype, I want to see Michelle Obama standing on a stage throwing a fist in the air and screaming, “BLACK POWER!”


As it stands, Larry’s mini-October surprise turned out to be yet more lunatic rantings. In case you haven’t been keeping score, Larry Johnson started out as a well respected blogger. Then the primaries happened. Now, many of us have dived head first into the tank of one candidate or the other, but none, and I mean none, not Taylor Marsh, not Jeralyn, not the folks over at Corrente, none of them have been as outright disgusting as NO QUARTER.

So, NO QUARTER promises starting a week or so ago that Obama will have an October surprise in the form of a video tape.

Than he makes BREAKING NEWS over the weekend that he’ll have BREAKING NEWS on Monday.

And his BREAKING NEWS turns out to be that he never actually saw this “tape” but he talked to five people who did that said it was STUNNING. Interesting, I’m pretty sure I can scare up about five people who would call Larry Johnson an asshole, and by virtue of being named and having their words speak for them, they would be more trustworthy.

Since not everyone was, I’m sure, thinking on my wavelength, though, I’ll have to settle for Maha who leans towards “insanity“, Cernig who kicks in “preponderance“, James Joyner who relies on heavy sarcasm (as well as the term “rock like a pony” which, come to think of it, is a term that rocks like a pony), and Steve M who goes with “sucker“. Yes, I know, “sucker” may not seem harsh, but you really have to read the post to get a good feel for it.

Ugh. Well, at least the awesomeness here is that LJ pulled a huge boy who cried wolf on this one, and we can all go back to doing what reasonable people should be doing and ignore this moron.

(edited by DrGail)

5 Responses to “This Is What I Stayed Up For?”

  1. orbsjp says:

    o-man has tsouris

  2. DrGail says:

    Gosh, I sure miss a lot of hyperventilating by sleeping at night!

  3. Kathy says:

    Kyle. I have only one response to make.

    I TOLD YOU SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Kathy 🙂

  4. Zftcg says:

    Just to clarify, Johnson spoke to people who spoke to other people who had seen the tape. So you know it’s solid.


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