Saturday, April 21, 2012

KMOV Continues To Embarrass St. Louis

I guess I should be happy KMOV decided to argue with someone powerful rather than their usual routine of attacking food stamp recipients or public universities, but the content of their criticism was just as clueless as usual.  KMOV apparently thinks that the issue that Real Mericans care about is whether President Obama takes too many vacations. Yep, not jobs, not the economy, not health care; no, according to man-of-the-people Larry Connors, we need to aggressively challenge President Obama for taking less time off than W.

For the record, here were the statistics as of August of last year (h/t to PW Stephenson for the link):
So far, President Obama has taken 61 vacation days after 31 months in office. At this point in their presidencies, George W. Bush had spent 180 days at his ranch where his staff often joined him for meetings. And Ronald Reagan had taken 112 vacation days at his ranch.Among recent presidents, Bill Clinton took the least time off -- 28 days.
Did KMOV ever challenge Bush on his vacations, or do they reserve that scorn only for the Obamas? If it's the latter, I think we're justified in asking why.

GIGLI Cofounder Ennenbach Bizarrely Accuses Me of "Hacking"

Remember GIGLI, the completely ineffective astroturf group formed after there was a split in the St. Louis Tea Party?  They have now completely given up on pretending to be a real "grassroots" group and haven't posted anything new on Twitter for over a month.  And recall that unlike the St. Louis Tea Party which actually did organize rallies with hundreds of people in their prime, GIGLI hasn't done anything to show they could organize themselves out of a paper bag.  But they don't need to because the St. Louis media will dutifully pretend they're an actual group without requiring them to establish any credentials.

Anyway, that's all just a long aside to introduce the latest bizarre conspiracy theory about me.  GIGLI co-founder Jen Ennenbach is bizarrely suggesting that I'm "hacking" her Twitter account.  Why? I have no idea, but we can be sure that they'll never provide any evidence to back up the claim, just like they don't with their nutty "SEIU blogger" conspiracy theories.  Anyway, here's the absurd tweet: