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Meg Whitman
  • Stephen Colbert Debates Legalizing It ("It" Being Pot) in California

    Colbert looks at all seventeen sides of California's Proposition 19 issue with National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse chairman Joseph Califano and Republican former governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson…

    The Colbert Report airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30pm / 10:30c.


    Tags: Arnold Schwarzenegger, California, Drugs, Gary Johnson, Health, Marijuana, Meg Whitman, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, Video
  • Meg Whitman's FAIL Blog Ripoff Ad FAIL

    Another day, another Republican getting in trouble for using someone else's intellectual property

    Republican candidate Meg Whitman’s campaign recently released a spot that calls Democratic nominee Jerry Brown’s political career a failure. At one point, the ad features a photo of Jerry Brown on what appears to be the FAIL Blog (roughly 50 seconds into the clip embedded below) with "FAIL" stamped over his face. The spot has drawn the ire of the Cheezburger Network, makers of FAIL Blog and I Can Has Cheezburger

    The issue is that the FAIL Blog image used in the ad is obviously manufactured, but the blog makers would rather not be affiliated with either campaign. Saying as much, Huh writes, "The FAIL Blog community involves liberals, conservatives and everyone across the political spectrum. And we do not endorse the use of FAIL Blog’s image or any content on any of the Cheezburger sites for anyone’s political gain."

    For someone who made her bones on the Internet, unauthorized use of FAIL Blog seems like a pretty silly mistake. You'd think she and her campaign advisers would know enough to suspect that the Cheeseburger network people would be protective of their product.

    I think, instead, she should have made a 4chan-based ad. Those guys are a pretty amicable group, I hear.


    Tags: California, Internet, Jerry Brown, Meg Whitman
  • Orly Taitz Was Robbed!

    Okay, so apparently there were a bunch of primary elections yesterday or something. But the only one that anybody really cared about was going on in California, where a very important conservative woman was running the race of her life for a highly prestigious seat of power…

    Meg Whitman, the billionaire former eBay CEO, saw her more than $81 million investment in the gubernatorial primary pay off. She soundly defeated–

    Yeah, blah blah blah blah blah. Meg Whitman won the nomination for governor or something. Whatever. C'mon, let's get to the important stuff…

    Another female titan of the tech industry, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, won the GOP nomination for Senate, pitting her against three-term–

    Gah! Does anybody care about Carly Fallerina or whoever? No! Nobody cares! What about Orly Taitz and the race for Secretary of State?!

    [T]he anti-incumbent mood wasn't strong enough to help Orly Taitz, the woman best known for questioning whether President Obama is a natural born citizen, in herbid for the GOP nomination for secretary of state. She was defeated by former NFL player Damon Dunn, who now goes on to challenge Democratic Secretary of State Debra Bowen.

    Nooooooooooooooooo!!! Ooooooooorrrrrrrrrrlllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! Why! How could this travesty have happened?! How could the rational Republican people of California not have chosen you to be their nominee for Secretary of State? What? Did they not want to win in November? Did they not want a Secretary of State who would tackle the important issues facing the state, like bringing President Obama to justice for having been secretly born in an African village? What is wrong with this country?!

    I'll tell you what it probably was. The Kenyan Secret Police. They're all over this country. You don't realize it, because they're quite devious. They have very long arms, figuratively speaking. And possibly literally speaking too. Barry Soetoro (aka Barack Obama, aka Professor Slaughter, aka Shub-Niggurath, the Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young) controls them with a hidden transmitter from the Oval Office. You think he was gonna let someone like Orly Taitz make it to higher office? Ha! That's a laugh!

    I'll tell you something else. Everybody in California who did not vote for Orly Taitz is gonna have one hell of a law suit on their hands.


    Tags: Barack Obama, Barry Soetoro, Birthers, California, Carly Fiorina, Meg Whitman, Republicans, Senate, Tea Party