Mr. James Brown, the hardest working man in show business.
I guess James Brown was a superstar, and as difficult as a war criminal to usher off the stage. Less special than James' performances are the daily appeals from various political outfits. I only read the subject lines--that's enough information for me when it comes to party politics these days. I notice a couple of patterns. The most significant is the puffed-up, fantasyland claims, such as Truthout having Monsanto on the run. "Help us put Dick Cheney behind bars" sort of a thing. How about, "You did it, [insert name of previous donor here]. You helped us reach our goal!" When has anyone here felt exhilarated by a significant political victory? "Yay, we won, fewer troops are in Afghanistan than when we sent those extra troops in." "Help us put the big bankers on the run by signing this petition". Fantasyland. Liberal mutual masturbation.
That's the end of the essay. What I'm going to do is copy and post the subject lines of a few appeals. It could go on and on. I find them endlessly fascinating, not sure why. The following are all verbatim subject lines from emails for political candidates, political parties, liberal internet publishers, MoveOn, etc. ad nauseum.
This could have been published as a discussion, because "Whaddya think?"
They don't want you to vote
Horrors, disenfranchisement. I can't imagine what that could possibly lead to. Perhaps even war and torture, in a worst case scenario.
Backman doubles down
Bachman = evil, double down = even more evil for being committed to evil. It's all her fault. If we could only get rid of Michelle Bachman, politics would work great and the media would stop showing more people like her.
Let's make sure UNC-TV asks the $64,000 question tonight!
Make sure? Wow, that feels good, so certain, almost cocky. A little more around the . . . [Sorry, just keeping the metaphor consistent.]
2 Minutes to Protect Lady Parts
Good one. From MsRepresentation. Most of theirs are good.
You are wonderful
Oooh, this is one of my favorites. I read it over and over and over again.
You are going to want to see this ad
Must see ad. Want to see ad. Want to see ad very badly.
Or possibly merely of mild interest.
We’re Back On The Air – Thanks To You
And no thanks to my millions, which are earmarked for other pursuits than being back on the air.
Elizabeth Warren needs you
The reason why
Hallelujah, at long last.
Today is your last day to help us continue to the fight.
But only if you die tonight, and that's a promise.
I'm so stunned.
Best. Week. Ever.
I'm so happy.
So very very high on all this.
Only One More Day to Join Us
All of a sudden, I feel so lonely.
Not on your life, not against THOSE hateful people. Who doesn't like a good fight?
NEWSROOM UPDATE: Wilton Goes Off The Rails
WHAT????? I CAN'T HEAR YOU?????? DID SOMETHING IMPORTANT JUST HAPPEN??????
thought you should see this ad...
(and send us money), which we're saying in lower case because we're just like a close friend who cares about what happens to you and knows you well enough to offer information of personal interest (not that we really care who you are--we'll accept donations from child molesters, bankers, really anyone).