schadenfreude

Jim Newberry is Poochie

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May 10, 2011
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Lexington’s New Media Overlord of Vengence, Jim Newberry, is now well on his way to putting his digital bootheel on the throats of the doomed Herald Leader and Jim Gray. After the massively successful launch of kyforward.com yesterday, Jim Newberry couldn’t help but strut. As his pal Ashton Kutcher once said, the revolution will be tweeted, and that’s exactly what media revolutionary Jim Newberry did:

“Lex news with attitude”! Can I get a “what what”, Jimbo?

See, yesterday’s Kutcher video made me suspect this, but now it’s official. Jim Newberry is Poochie:

Sure, we can talk about the foreshadowing of his redemptive slaying of the Herald Leader (“a better source of news”) and Mayor Jim Gray (“Articles not always positive, but always constructive.”), but I’m having way too much fun acknowledging the fact that the man who cheered on the destruction of my block has become Poochie the Dog.

If you can find this video somewhere, you are a saint:

Executive: We at the network want a dog with attitude. He’s edgy, he’s in your face. You’ve heard the expression “let’s get busy”? Well, this is a dog who gets biz-zay! Consistently and thoroughly.

Krusty the Clown: So he’s proactive, huh?

Executive: Oh, God, yes. We’re talking about a totally outrageous paradigm.

Meyers: Excuse me, but proactive and paradigm? Aren’t these just buzzwords that dumb people use to sound important? Not that I’m accusing you of anything like that. I’m fired, aren’t I?

Executive: Oh, yes.

(“The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show.” The Simpsons, 1997)

Note to the staff at KY Forward. If you want to keep your job, don’t you DARE say that to Newberry. He’s a thin-skinned New Media Overlord of Vengeance, after all.

The Sun Rises on the Newberry Era of Lexington Media

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May 10, 2011
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Schankula and I stopped updating perhaps the longest post in B&P’s history yesterday because Jim Newberry’s New Digital Empire of Ashton kept crashing, as well as crashing the router of all 20 people going there.

But it appears to be up for the time being, so… I think we’re just going to keep updating it today, if you’re into that type of thing.

In the meantime, BOW TO LORD KUTCHER!

P.S.- Here’s how they plan on not paying the 14 white folk on their staff. Check out these advertising rates:

Mm hmm…

Joe Craft pulling the plug on Newberry’s media empire? (UPDATE)

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May 5, 2011
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What happened to former Lexington mayor Jim Newberry’s new digital media empire of vanquishing enemies, KYForward.com? It was supposed to launch this week, but is still pointing to a GoDaddy page.

Well, the word on the street is as follows. As we speculated, we hear that King Coal Baron Joe Craft was indeed the deep pocket funding it, but he is now having second thoughts. Just like his display in the Kentucky Coal Lodge, Craft wanted total veto power of KY Forward’s content. This revelation apparently didn’t sit well with a certain non-Newberry contingent of the Newberry Empire, and now they might be going back to the drawing board.

And believe me, if there is no deep pocket funding their website and really large staff, there’s no way that KY Forward can work.

We’ll update you if we get more information confirming this one way or the other. But in the meantime, some of you might want to make arrangements for some kind of Newberry Schadenfreude Party.

UPDATE: Now the word from the KYForward crowd is that it will launch “later today”. The plot thickens!

President Obama addressed nation on killing of Osama Bin Laden (VIDEO)

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May 2, 2011
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The president that got Bin Laden:

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Ken Ham too flamboyant for young earth creationist homeschool conference

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March 23, 2011
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Flintstone Truther Ken Ham is not too crazy for Governor Steve Beshear to stand side by side with him at a press conference to fawn over his Giant Dineysore Boat.

But Ken Ham is too crazy for young earth creationists running a homeschooler convention in Cincinnati. Ken Ham recently went attack dog on Great Homeschool Conventions for daring to allow someone to speak who didn’t believe that humans rode on saddled dinosaurs. To Ham, they were all fake Christians attacking the word of Baby Jesus alongside the evil secularists.

Here was Great Homeschool Conventions’ response to Ken Ham, telling him that he’s no longer welcome at their conventions, and he’s too full of hatred and intolerance to be a real Christian:

After much prayer and deliberation over the weekend, Great Homeschool Convention’s Advisory Board has unanimously decided to disinvite Ken and AIG from all future conventions, including the Cincinnati convention next week. The Board believes this to be the Lord’s will for our convention and searched the Scriptures for the mind of the Lord and the leadership of the Holy Spirit before arriving at this decision. The Board believes that Ken’s public criticism of the convention itself and other speakers at our convention require him to surrender the spiritual privilege of addressing our homeschool audience.Please know that our Board is 100% young earth and we largely share AIG’s perspective from a scientific standpoint. That is why Ken was originally invited and treated so graciously and extremely generously in Memphis and Greenville (far beyond what we do for other speakers or their ministries). Our expression of sacrifice and extraordinary kindness towards Ken and AIG has been returned to us and our attendees with Ken publicly attacking our conventions and other speakers. Our Board believes Ken’s comments to be unnecessary, ungodly, and mean-spirited statements that are divisive at best and defamatory at worst.

One of the core values of our convention is that we believe that good people can disagree and still be good people. We believe that Christians do not need to personally question the integrity, the intelligence, or the salvation of other Christians when debating Biblical issues. Ken has obviously felt led to publicly attack our conventions and a number of our speakers. We believe that what Ken has said and done is unChristian and sinful. A number of attendees are demanding explanations from our board and we must respond to them.

We believe that Dr. Ham is very intelligent and deliberate and that he decided that publicly slandering our conventions and defaming a number of our speakers is what he wanted to do. Whereas Ken chooses to conduct himself in a way that we believe to be unscriptural, we cannot countenance that spirit as we believe it would not honor the Savior whom we serve.

A public statement will be prepared for distribution at the convention explaining our Board’s decision. Anyone who inquires regarding Dr. Ham or AIG will be referred to that statement. We have no intention to defame or publicly slander Dr. Ham, the Creation Museum, or the work of AIG. Our Board would respectfully request that Dr. Ham and AIG prayerfully consider doing the same. Our Board takes seriously the admonition of Jesus in John 13:35, “By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples, if ye have love one to another.”

Sincerely,

Brennan Dean
Great Homeschool Conventions, Inc.

I don’t know, that seems like kind of a made up PR excuse.

The real reason? I think they thought that Ken Ham was way too flamboyant, and his flamboyant appearance and lifestyle might have ruined the convention for the other attendees.

Rawr.

Morehead!

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March 17, 2011
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We only post this because we’re cheering for the small Kentucky school’s historic win today.

We swear.

Last Dance with Mayor Newberry (for real this time)

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December 15, 2010
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Recently fired mayor of Lexington Jim Newberry is all set to give his “farewell speech” tonight at 7:00 from the 12th floor of city hall.

As Beverly Fortune’s story shows, he’ll talk about the magic green laser triangle of jobs and prosperity that he created, but actually had absolutely nothing to do with. What won’t he talk about?

Being soundly rejected by the voters of Lexington in a blowout loss? Check.

Leaving the city in a $25 million hole? Check.

Nevertheless, this gives us a reason to show you Schankula’s wonderful creation one last time…

… and take one last dance with Mayor Newebberry:

The Curse of CentrePointe

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November 1, 2010
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Dudley Webb knows about it.

Foster Ockerman knows about it.

Chuck Ellinger knows about it.

Trey Grayson knows about it.

But the Curse of CentrePointe has been waiting for one person in particular for quite some time now.

And tomorrow, at long last, the wait will be over…

Mitch McConnell takes a shot at Rand Paul

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May 26, 2010
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Mitch may want Rand Paul to win, but don’t look at that man’s face and tell me he’s not enjoying some schadenfreude for the time being.


KING: One of the things Rand Paul has said that has generated quite a bit of controversy, as you know, is he said that he found some of President Obama’s criticism of B.P. after the oil spill to be un-American. Do you agree with that?

MCCONNELL: I think the criticism of B.P. is obviously well-founded. There’s no question that B.P. or the two other companies involved in this drilling are responsible for what happened. And the government now is subjected appropriately to have questions about what its role was, and not only in approving the drill site but also in approving the spill response plan which was filed with MMS, the Mineral Management Service. So, there’s plenty of blame to go around between the government and B.P. And I don’t — I don’t — I don’t say that in any way what B.P. has done is excusable.

*****

I think (Rand’s) said quite enough for the time being in terms of national press coverage.

Shorter Mitch McConnell: “STFU, Rand”.

David Adams must be "exhausted" too

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May 22, 2010
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Anybody else notice how Rand Paul’s campaign manager David Adams (who’s been the campaign staffer quoted in the media virtually exclusively over the past year) hasn’t been quoted in the press since Paul went Hindenburg on Rachel Maddow Wednesday night (at least that I’ve seen)? Looks like I might be right.

In addition to that, it appears that David Adams is succumbing to a debilitating bout delusional paranoia. He’s through the looking glass, and is on to the evil scheme of radical commie lesbians trying to Facebook friend him:


Looks like David is still wearing his tinfoil hat and has now acquired a full tin bodysuit.

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