September 12, 2009

This took me four minutes and 19 seconds on Google. I timed it.

Oliver, earlier this morning:

All sorts of wild estimates about the turnout. I even heard 2 million from one (I doubt it or I would have noticed something going on on my way home from work), but for reference this is what the Mall looks like when there are millions of people there. I know because I was there at President Obama's inauguration. These people over-inflate their numbers every time, so expect to see that 300 million people turned up -- just in DC.

Michelle Malkin, not providing any link:

12:34pm Eastern: Police estimate 1.2 million in attendance. ABC News reporting crowd at 2 million.

The actual ABC news:

Carrying signs depicting President Obama as Adolf Hitler and the Joker, and chanting slogans such as "'No big government" and "Obamacare makes me sick," approximately 60,000 to 70,000 people flooded Pennsylvania Ave, according to the Washington DC Fire Department.


Police officials declined to release a crowd estimate

Couldn't she have at least tried?

Update: Exclusive training video for 9/12 Protest participants uncovered. MUST CREDIT SOMEGUYWITHAWEBSITE.COM.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 5:17 PM

September 10, 2009


It's funny how when conservatives try to make a nonsensical bragging point about Fox News having the highest ratings in cable news, they somehow keep forgetting that the Fox Business Channel exists. To be fair, this is because everyone else forgets it exists too.

By the way, every single cable news channel gets worse ratings than Nickelodeon during the daytime. And on Monday evenings, every cable news network loses to WWE's "Monday Night Raw" on USA. So there really needs to be a better de facto wang to measure here.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 4:16 PM

Monocle flies off, dickey rolls up in comical fashion

Tavern on the Green just filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Man. If a restaurant that only charges $23 for a cheeseburger can't pull in customers, then no one is safe in this economy. Damn you, Barack Obama!

Posted by August J. Pollak at 12:21 PM

Mission Accomplished

Yep, as expected, the top story is how a random idiot Congressman yelled at the president and not, you know, what the president said.

Couldn't have done a better job if they had asked him about the Cambridge police department.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 10:17 AM

September 9, 2009

That must have been a really interesting lunch hour

California legislator caught on mic bragging about extramarital affairs at around 11, decides to call it a day and resign a few hours later.

Now that is some efficient government!

Posted by August J. Pollak at 4:20 PM

September 7, 2009

"The Loyal Opposition"

Latest comic - click here!

This week's installment is pretty self-explanatory. I'm really hoping at some point the Obama people are going to realize that the people opposing him aren't going to negotiate on anything. And honestly, is it really so unbelievable that right-wingers would rather kill themselves than agree with anything the President says? That's pretty much the health care debate anyways.

Buy some crap and join the mailing list. And come join the public Facebook page for the strip.

Posted by August J. Pollak at 11:59 AM