Thursday, August 20, 2009

Two for Tea, and Ewww for Me


Several years ago, the public was off put by the published transcript of intimate cell phone chatter between Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles. Today, we can get our fill of such tasteless banter on Facebook, a new forum for the expression of oddball political views and personal displays of attraction. It can also be a big dose of the "Ewww Factor."

Just yesterday, Mike Masterson (right wing newspaper editor) and Laurie Taylor Masterson (local teabagger) were publicly opposing something. New High School? Health Care Coverage? Oh, this time it was the administration's popular Cash for Clunkers program. Laurie Lee posted up a link to some rightwing website bashing the program. Laurie will jump on any issue that will get her some attention. Ewww.

Mike took that online opening as an opportunity to display an off-topic sophomore critique of the opposition. "I can't imagine what an absolute tangled cluster of corruption and idiocy it would be to have Nancy Pelosi, Barney Buffoon and the rest of that circus in D.C. running health care for us and our children," he said so smugly. Ever-supportive helpmate Laurie cooed, "I love you hotstuff! enjoyed seeing you work out this mornin!" Ewww.

On Tuesday, it was even sweeter. Laurie posted a public entry reading, "I love you my darling and miss you terribly, can't wait to see you tonight! You completely fascinate me and leave me breathless with your every glance. Hope you are having a wonderful day, you are constantly in my thoughts~ your adoring wife~ " Less than an hour later, Mike in response posted up, "I love you Laurie Lee. Sorry you are feeling stunned today. However, God will calm that and provide the peace you need and deserve." Ewww.

You get the picture, the unsightly blend of politics and passion laid bare to share with strangers when Mike goes to mixing messages and massages. It brings to mind the old story of the heated exchange between John Wilkes and John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, in which Lord Sandwich exclaimed, "Egad sir, I do not know whether you will die on the gallows or of the pox." Wilkes missed not a beat and replied, "That will depend, my Lord, on whether I embrace your Lordship's principles or your mistress." Ewww.

24 comments:

  1. I just hope they don't start blogging about pee-pees and hoo-hoos. She'd have to start a campaign to ban the Internet from the schools.

    If she hasn't already.

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  2. It makes me truly ill that a true journalist (in the person of George Arnold) was usurped by a total obnoxious, self-aggrandizing twit like Masterson. Someone please start a real newspaper around here.

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  3. Jonah, are you friends with that pair or do you just click on their profiles or something.
    I appreciate your warning in case one of them tries to "friend me."

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  4. I get the EEWWWW factor when I think about Brenda and cowboy hat.

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  5. Anon 12:47, no, Laurie has hundreds of facebook friends, and some of them share screen shots. We didn't want you to miss the poetry.

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  6. Didn't Masterson start ballin her b4 both of them were divorced?

    Ain't that agin the Bible?

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  7. Are you sure the politics or mistress quote isn't Disraeli? It has been attributed to him.

    I too would like to know if they were banging each other while married to other people. I'd like to see a MM column about it.

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    Are you sure the politics or mistress quote isn't Disraeli?

    I've long held the same opinion but after a little google-research seems Jonah is of the correct attribution.

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  9. I am a fan neither of Mike nor Laurie, but this entire blog posting and its postings has all the intellectual level of some elite prep school rowdies who learned a few obscure quotes and highbrow phrases with which they seek to impress their headmaster while snickering, guffawing and passing their indulgent notes under their desks. The difference, of course, is we knew who those louts were.

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  10. Anonymous (speaking of "knowing who those louts were") 10:17 AM--

    "Pee-pees and hoo-hoos" highbrow?

    Perhaps this post and subsequent comments have less to do with snickering and more to do with our greater expectations of people who have taken it upon themselves to serve as arbiters of morality and propriety.

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  11. One should never question another's morality if one cannot live up to the standards they advocate.

    That's the wingers' problem. They advocate one standard and live the opposite.

    If ya don't walk the walk, don't talk the talk.

    -k-

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  12. Proud to be a nonyAugust 22, 2009 at 3:17 PM

    Apparently if you're God's Chosen Ones, you're above the standards and laws that were made for everyone else.

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    The difference, of course, is we knew who those louts were.

    If you're more than a hit n' run annoymouse then it won't be long before we know who you are. Your IPA can easily be traced even to the street location.

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  14. Mike Masterson's reference to Barney Buffoon set the tone for this discussion. It is another mark of the intellectual and political maturity he has brought to the D*G editorial page.

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  15. At least he didn't call him "Barney Buttdart".

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    Probably because there's TOO MANY buttdarts in the Republican rank and file.

    If you listen to Laurie the Loon keep in mind there are well-funded groups out there who financially support her strain of nutcakes.
    click here.

    One of their latest recruits is ASA! who can be heard robo calling around the state against health care reform.

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  17. L. - posted as of August 22, 2009 4:36 PM

    Thanks for the reminder.

    I've been on the "enemies list" since Nixon and am proud of that honor. I actually FOI'ed the FeeBIes for my file in the early '90s and it was an amusing read. They couldn't find a fact "with both hands"

    Try it yourself -- file an FOI for your own dossier.

    You might be amazed at the bad fiction AND amused at the grammar.

    -k-

    If fact had as much fun as reputation, life might be ven be amusing.

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  18. Ambrose, I have said this to several people over the years:
    I still wish the paper had turned you loose to investigate NWA. It might be a much better place if they had.

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  19. It takes balls to support a ballsy reporter. What did you expect?

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  20. Anon 24aug - 10:36pm

    What did I expect? Not much by way of "balls" but more by way of social responsibility.

    Sometimes what is represented to a reporter / writer in the New Corporate Media is not what happens -- especially when a financial takeover dumps the real reporters.

    Corporates prefer ad revenue over facts. They are reaping what they have sewed.

    I'd gloat if I had enough money to do so

    -k-

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  21. The whole nwanews empire sucks. Why even bother reading it.

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  22. Watchout for your foreskin! No, watchout cause BHO is going to get your penis!

    I'm not makin it up. Lush Limpo said it so you know there's truth in there, well way back there somewhere in the blogosphere a million light years back.

    Here's the scoop click here

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    How many Republicans does it take to change a light bulb?
    None. If the liberals would just leave it alone, it would change itself.

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  23. If Rash Limberger's mother is alive she would probably go for POST PATUM ABOTUM

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  24. Laurie needs to learn to not hijack others' Facebook posts about "apples," for example, to go off on her own rant about "oranges." It is simple courtesy. If you want to discuss "oranges," Laurie, start your own post or join one underway where that is the topic. A grade-schooler could understand this, you'd think.

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