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  • Conservative Hashtag Games Are Ruining Twitter

    Today Former White House Press Secretary Bill Burton attempted to start a hashtag game called #RomneyYachtNames. It's so unfunny and forced, it's exactly the kind of thing that would trend on Twitter. And it did, but not the way Bill Burton intended.

    Conservatives hijacked the hashtag and soon started their own called #ObamaYachtNames. Never mind the fact that that barely makes sense. The stereotypes about Obama aren't that he's rich and owns yachts. That's Romney's thing. Obama is the elitist black liberation theology professor who eats kale with a side of dog, remember?!

    But that's not the only conservative hashtag game that's caught in this week. Just in the past few days, the ones I've seen: #MorePopularThanObamaBudget#ObamaInHistory#ObamaFirsts#LowerUnderObama,
    #ObamaBedtimeStories#HomophonesforObama. If you feel like punishing yourself, just scroll down @MichelleMalkin Twitter feed. Re-tweeting the unfunniest garbage tweets she can find is apparently a hobby of hers.

    Everyone in power deserves to be ridiculed. If that wasn't true, we'd be wasting our time with this blog (instead of just wasting your time with this blog). I don't have a problem with these hashtag games politically. I have a problem with these hashtag games comedically.

    Click through to see some of the worst offenders…

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    Tags: Barack Obama, Bill Burton, Michelle Malkin, Twitter
  • Vacation Watch: Please Don't Shoot the Children

    For the rest of this week members of the press corps will be scavenging Martha's Vineyard like starving bears, hoping to snarf some exclusive crumbs from President Obama's clam roll. But POTUS has laid down this one law, which is apparently more important than anything else, even overhauling government death panels: Do not stalk the First Daughters for a picture

    Aside from wishing a good time for all, in fact, the president had one clear message yesterday for reporters, said Bill Burton, the deputy White House press secretary: "The first family would very much appreciate if you respect the privacy of the girls while they’re out here on vacation."

    That was before Burton even got to the matters of whether the president would be conferring with advisers while on vacation (yes, some) or how he felt about the recent elections in Afghanistan (looking forward to hearing the results along with everybody else).

    Thank you very much, Nobama, for destroying the livelihoods of these poor hardworking paparazzi who depend on your family for income.

    Tags: Barack Obama, Bill Burton, Malia Obama, Martha's Vineyard, Sasha Obama, Vacation
  • Barack Obama's Team is a Mac, But the White House is a PC

    President Obama's staffers had a rude awakening when they arrived at their new desks this week: it seems the government-issue White House technology is, well, government-issue

    "It is kind of like going from an Xbox to an Atari," Obama spokesman Bill Burton said of his new digs.

    The team members, accustomed to working on Macintoshes, found computers outfitted with six-year-old versions of Microsoft software. Laptops were scarce, assigned to only a few people in the West Wing. The team was left struggling to put closed captions on online videos.


    Windows XP? In a D.C. office building? Who ever heard of such a thing?

    In other news, the Obama team was shocked to discover that the "solar-powered aromatherapy transport tube" their boss had promised them is just this weird dingy thing the locals call a "Metro."

    Tags: Barack Obama, Bill Burton, Science & Technology, White House