Wednesday, August 03, 2005

NEW EDITOR OF THIS BLOG

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

From: "Gen. JC Christian, patriot"
Date: August 3, 2005 12:07:08 AM EDT
To:
Subject: Re: A new recruit for posting stuff at Yellow Elephant!


I set you up as an admin. Go for it.


I didn't ask for this job. But if sort of just fell into my lap. I am not JC even though I admire his wit and tenacity, I am different from him in many ways, (like being a female and mother of draft age youths). Like my unease with the Boy Scouts. And my anger about military recruiters in our high schools.

It would be fun to be funny all the time but look at the news just breaking today! 14 Marines just got blown up. 37 dead in the last 10 days!

This isn't just a joke. It isn't just fun and games. There is a serious side to all of this. I am royally pissed off at the GOP and their spawn for foisting this disaster upon us while they make every excuse they can think of to not fight this war they want. This cowardice isn't a joke, it is a disease.

It is the face of evil.

I do want postings for this blog. I am already putting in Idyllopus. I have to mess around with the template but will do it today, Idyllopus. Welcome aboard!

Anyone who wants just a specific article posted can do so by emailing me at emeinel@taconic.net.

Thank you, everyone. Hope to hear from you all.

Elaine Meinel Supkis, editor.

25 Comments:

At 03 August, 2005 08:38, Blogger Elaine Supkis said...

Idyllopus, if you are reading this, I need your email addy so I can add you to the roster here. Thanks in advance.

Elaine

 
At 03 August, 2005 08:55, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome Elaine...

As a mother of 2 (not draft age yet) I support your stance.

Yankee Transplant

 
At 03 August, 2005 09:01, Anonymous Duffman said...

Welcome. Keep carrying the torch.

 
At 03 August, 2005 09:03, Blogger Karl said...

Welcome and thanks also to The General.

I look forward to working with you as Operation Yellow Elephant grows.

As the principal biennial conventions have already taken place, I expect that OYE will focus on regional, state and local targets on a more personal basis.

I'm also spreading the word to op-ed writers who appear to support OYE without mentioning it directly.

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At 03 August, 2005 10:08, Blogger Elaine Supkis said...

It is up to people younger than I to leaflet and harrass the right wingers on campus over this issue. I and other very interested mothers can give information and cheer and hard advice but this battle is up to the generation that Bush wants to drag into a hopeless war.

I hope everyone wakes up and works hard. We are in this together. Each in their own way.

 
At 03 August, 2005 11:08, Blogger Jeff said...

Just posted a report to the General at Preemptive Karma, speaking of activism and such --

http://www.preemptivekarma.com/archives/2005/08/general_sir_int.html

 
At 03 August, 2005 12:30, Anonymous Anonymous said...

14 marines probably 9 republicans and 5 brown people

 
At 03 August, 2005 13:21, Blogger MJS said...

Carry on!

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At 03 August, 2005 14:57, Anonymous Jimmy said...

the postings on this board suck what happened to harassing yellow elephants this is just a wacked out self congratulatory circle-jerk

 
At 03 August, 2005 15:43, Anonymous JasonB said...

"...military recruiters in our high schools."

By your earlier Boy Scout "logic", that must mean that all high school students are chickenhawks and if a high school student dies they can be mocked.

OYE used to be on my RSS list of daily reads, but with Elaine "Tinfoil" Supkis in charge, I may just have to remove it.

Too bad, when this blog focuse don REAL Yellow Elephants, it was great.

 
At 03 August, 2005 17:49, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don’t read the General’s email as saying you are the new “editor” of this blog. He is giving you admin power to add people. Is there another email you want to share, or are you kind of jumping to a conclusion?

 
At 03 August, 2005 18:01, Anonymous Anonymous said...

JasonB thinks the blog should remain "on topic"--that is, obsessing over the fact that young conservatives are primarily chickenhawks who party and puke while others fight and die--as if such narrow focus would sustain itself for very long.

He fakes the old "concerned liberal" stance mmmmmmoderately well, but the troll in him demands acknowledgement, spoiling the scam.

Meh. If you don't like things here anymore, Jason, why, pray tell, do you return? To further amuse us?

 
At 03 August, 2005 19:04, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Elaine,

Clearly that last anonymous is you. Whatever the opinion on your writing, it's distinctive enough that posting anonymously on your own blog makes one question your sanity. Do you agree, pray tell?

 
At 03 August, 2005 19:21, Anonymous Sally said...

anonymous 3:01, how can the topic of the blog be too narrow? READ THE FUCKING NAME YOU NUMBSKULL

 
At 03 August, 2005 19:36, Anonymous Happenstance said...

4:04 PM: My name is not Elaine. It's Matt. You? Never mind, I'll just call you Fool. I'm laughing at you right now, Fool. Aw, don't pee yourself...

Sally 4:21 PM: Yes, your use of the Caps Lock really trumpets your intelligence. Although I don't know if it's possible, let me try to dumb this down enough for you: if OYE remains exclusively devoted to stories with the same "punchline," it won't last because everyone will eventually get tired of it.

Perhaps that's what you want. Unfortunately for you, the folks at OYE are neither as stupid as you wish, nor as stupid as you.

 
At 03 August, 2005 21:29, Blogger Elaine Supkis said...

Thank you, Happenstance.

As for all the people here: ANYONE can submit articles. Anyone. I took over from JC only because he is very busy running his beloved blog and he didn't want to be bogged down here. Since I speed read/speed type, I can run my blog, post at Atrios and gad about the net inbetween work elsewhere.

This is why I am "running" this joint now. Anyone who wants to replace me can apply. JC's email addy is here on the blog. Try it.

 
At 03 August, 2005 21:40, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess you should rename it OYEandoperationwhateverkindofshitanybodywantstowastespaceanddestractfromtherealmissionwithbecausewerelazy

 
At 03 August, 2005 23:21, Blogger Elaine Supkis said...

No one is lazier than anonymous.

 
At 04 August, 2005 12:08, Blogger Elaine Supkis said...

I got ZERO articles from the belly achers here.

Ahem.

Again, the mothers on this blog have posted 90% of the material appearing here. If anyone wants to "be on message" then get off your duffs and start writing your "messages" NOW.

Thank you in advance. :)

 
At 04 August, 2005 13:29, Blogger Karl said...

Elaine-

I also posted a very brief article (with link) August 2.

I'm not bellyaching. I'm seeking to persuade you to keep this blog focused, on-topic and effective at spreading its message.

We don't have to agree on everything, but it is essential that all of us work together on our shared goal.

If we are successful, we won't need a draft, OK?

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Karl Olson

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At 04 August, 2005 13:29, Anonymous Anonymous said...

JUST BECAUSE SOMETHING IS AN ARTICLE DOESNT MEAN IT IS WORTH SHIT SHOULD WE SEND YOU EVERYTHING THAT EXISTS ON THE INTERNET SO YOU CAN GET ALL ORGASMIC OVER THE NUMBER OF "ARTICLES" YOU HAVE? WHAT A WASTE OF WEBSPACE

 
At 04 August, 2005 15:15, Blogger Karl said...

Don't forget the original motto of Operation Yellow Elephant:

Because Ranting is Safer than Enlisting!

Operation Yellow Elephant is about creating political change by reaffirming the national leadership responsibility of our governing party - its current and future leaders.

Let's keep this blog focused and on-topic.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

Karl Olson

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At 04 August, 2005 19:23, Anonymous Rachel said...

ranting is also safer than protesting or even venturing out of the basement

 
At 05 August, 2005 22:44, Anonymous Anonymous said...

true

 
At 06 August, 2005 22:57, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY THE FUCK DO WE HAVE TO PAY TO BRING THESE BABY KILLERS HOME?

 

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