Seven In Ten Americans Feel "News Fatigue," With 77% of Republicans Feeling News Burnout

I definitely feel this. The harpies shriek with the same intensity every single day, with an apparently infinite capacity to be outraged or claim imminent Final Victory based on whatever Jake Tapper and the gang fart out on CNN.

Pew Research:

Almost seven-in-ten Americans (68%) feel worn out by the amount of news there is these days, compared with only three-in-ten who say they like the amount of news they get. The portion expressing feelings of information overload is in line with how Americans felt during the 2016 presidential election, when a majority expressed feelings of exhaustion from election coverage.

While majorities of both Republicans and Democrats express news fatigue, Republicans are feeling it more. Roughly three-quarters (77%) of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents feel worn out over how much news there is, compared with about six-in-ten Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents (61%). This elevated fatigue among Republicans tracks with them having less enthusiasm than Democrats for the 2018 elections.

Are you guys feeling this? And how do you deal with it?

Keeping off Twitter is useful to me. Also, I almost never watch any news or Fox any more. It's just too much.

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1 First?

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at June 05, 2018 02:35 PM (xQfPr)

2 Wow

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at June 05, 2018 02:35 PM (xQfPr)

3 Awesome

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at June 05, 2018 02:36 PM (xQfPr)

4 Tired of this shit.

Posted by: Roland THTG at June 05, 2018 02:36 PM (xBSm0)

5 Movies and writing.

I'm producing something like 1800 words a day right now.

Missouri, 1874 is really interesting to me right now. Especially my version of it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 05, 2018 02:36 PM (Hy0dE)

6 Oh I think you know.

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at June 05, 2018 02:37 PM (xN1DB)

7 I want it known that I posted nood in the prior thread before I posted the 2nd comment so Ruthless can call off the inquisition.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at June 05, 2018 02:37 PM (xQfPr)

8 Definitely feeling it. I mostly stay away from the MSM because all they do is tell me I am wrong about life in general.

Nobody needs that.

Posted by: tbodie at June 05, 2018 02:37 PM (+q52R)

9
Are you guys feeling this? And how do you deal with it?

I don't watch network news. I only watch the local news for local stories. Anything else is muted.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 05, 2018 02:37 PM (BWL+E)

10 Pete's back!! Yay!!

Hiya, Pete!

Posted by: Eustace Haverkamp at June 05, 2018 02:37 PM (XxpIe)

11 I deal by using the OFF switch.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 05, 2018 02:37 PM (0tfLf)

12 I'm totally burned out on news. It is the same story every day, day after day.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at June 05, 2018 02:37 PM (roQNm)

13 I think this is true. I went from being a news junkie to listening to news on the radio an hour or two a day. I am a happier person. I'm no less knowledgable, but there is a science at work that's made to upset simpletons like me and keep us tuning in.

Posted by: Oldsailors poet at June 05, 2018 02:38 PM (AzRhy)

14 Cable. It's not on the menu...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 05, 2018 02:38 PM (7LY+6)

15 "Are you guys feeling this? And how do you deal with it?"
I have found that actually working during working hours is helpful. Well, that is what I have heard anyway.

Posted by: Ripley at June 05, 2018 02:39 PM (MxEKc)

16 I am apparently too lazy and dishonest to feel any kind of news fatigue.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at June 05, 2018 02:39 PM (G8hDY)

17 Simple. I just head to the HQ.

Posted by: golfman at June 05, 2018 02:39 PM (Rcgwz)

18 If the figure is correct (77%) then imagine how successful you could be if you come up with the viable alternative. Not a blog per ce, or Internet News...but the next big thing.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 05, 2018 02:39 PM (0tfLf)

19 You deal with it by tuning it out.

And I don't think it's necessarily "news fatigue" so much as it is "outrage fatigue."

We aren't getting significantly more news than we did back in the Bush admin, but the media sure does have the outrage meter dialed up to 11 constantly.

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at June 05, 2018 02:39 PM (mk7Bj)

20 I try to avoid commenting at political websites.

Posted by: josephistan at June 05, 2018 02:39 PM (7HtZB)

21 I feel it some days, but not much. I think it helps that my news consumption is 99% online now. (And at least half of that is a more 'make you laugh/mock the left' style of reporting news.)

And when I do feel it I either go do something outside/with family or spend more time here with the Horde.

That's not sarcasm either. Sometimes when you all are really heavy talking about some bad news politics I'll step away, but for the most part it's a great escape.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 05, 2018 02:39 PM (72PAC)

22 So the "news burnout" among Republicans "tracks with them being LESS enthusiastic about the upcoming midterms."
Are you fucking kidding me?

Republicans are burnt out on the news because of the CONTENT of the news. It's all 100% anti-Trump.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 05, 2018 02:39 PM (7uYFy)

23

I'm guessing people who are more informed would be more likely to be fatigued.

Posted by: Frankly at June 05, 2018 02:40 PM (C6cix)

24 Trump
RussiaStormy's ButtholeTrump
RussiaStormy's ButtholeTrump
RussiaStormy's ButtholeCvntCvntCvntCvnt

Posted by: Roland THTG at June 05, 2018 02:40 PM (xBSm0)

25 No, I'm fine, really. What? Yeah, okay, so I had to be treated for "AoSHQ F5 Syndrome." What of it?

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 05, 2018 02:40 PM (qC1Sy)

26 I get it. You definitely have to use a filter. And mockery. It makes it somewhat enjoyable when you can mock, but it is kind of hard to pick targets when the entire damned left is so readily mockable.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at June 05, 2018 02:40 PM (5jVnA)

27 I'm talk radio and the moronoshpere all day baby!!Start with Brietbart radio then David Webb, to Rush, then Hannity and Levin at night. Chat with you morons all day while working then Tucker, Hannity and to bed.
Too much fucking winning going on now! I fucking Love it!

Posted by: Timon at June 05, 2018 02:40 PM (NTM5E)

28 I stay here and on infinity chan. I read independent researchers stuff and do my own. I'll watch the occasional clip or Tucker or Hannity on YouTube. The qanon and independent research stuff is much less stressful and even relieves stress than the Mockingbird MSM media, conservative media, and even some of the alt media is compromised.

Posted by: Pickles at June 05, 2018 02:40 PM (z4k8L)

29 Shutting it off works. Since there is actually no NEW news being shown on TV/cable.

To keep semi up to date I come here for news.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at June 05, 2018 02:40 PM (aVYsC)

30 I had a Twitter account. Never used it. I deleted it, printed the deletion notice and then burned that. Then, buried those ashes and threw away the shovel.

Posted by: Roy at June 05, 2018 02:41 PM (7n4KQ)

31 Oh I think you know.

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at June 05, 2018 02:37 PM (xN1DB)

rofl
Water on the keyboard.

and yes, it's really water.

Posted by: SturmToddler at June 05, 2018 02:41 PM (8D42x)

32 I avoid blog posts most days

Posted by: NCKate at June 05, 2018 02:41 PM (PjbZw)

33 I wouldn't be so burned out on the news if every update on the major stories wasn't incremental and ultimately results in nothing.

I'll be interested in the news again when Sessionzzz finally indicts one of these vermin.

Posted by: TexasDan at June 05, 2018 02:41 PM (yL25O)

34 When I die, I am certain my loved ones will state in my obit that "he never lost an argument with a TV news program."

I detest those bastids.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 05, 2018 02:42 PM (xhZSJ)

35 I feel it too, Ace. How do I deal with it you ask? I've been reading more and staying off of social media. I get all of my news from this blog now.

Posted by: Corporate Jet Driver at June 05, 2018 02:42 PM (ABJy3)

36 I deal with it by stepping away from it. Like a lot of people do. So when everything gets all shouty and screamy and outrage all the time it actually is counterproductive.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Proudly Sponsors The Last Voyage of the Sea Cuck! at June 05, 2018 02:42 PM (hLRSq)

37 We aren't getting significantly more news than we did back in the 50s...

FIFY

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 05, 2018 02:42 PM (7LY+6)

38 I cut the cord and stay away from twatter. I do not need to be told what to think or what is true or that up is down or that the sky is green and the grass is blue.


Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at June 05, 2018 02:42 PM (0OmEj)

39 And yes, I quit Twitter after barely having started in, mostly on principle, but it's been great for my mental state.

Posted by: TexasDan at June 05, 2018 02:42 PM (yL25O)

40

Are you guys feeling this? And how do you deal with it?

Mass Quantities.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at June 05, 2018 02:42 PM (HaL55)

41 Whenever I see a screenshot of CNN, I get the feeling they are a little obsessed with Donald Trump. Not sure why, but just a hunch.

Posted by: Roy at June 05, 2018 02:42 PM (7n4KQ)

42 Shitlibs aren't as burned out on the news because that's where they turn to have their anti-Trump bias confirmed.
And stoked.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 05, 2018 02:43 PM (7uYFy)

43 Posted by: Roy"

Watch out for computer viruses...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 05, 2018 02:43 PM (7LY+6)

44 I don't watch any news ever.

I subscribe to no dailies or periodicals.

If I consume any "news," it's via the web, and on a topic I genuinely find interesting.

I don't find that I'm any less well informed than I was 20 years ago when I consumed a lot of news.

Most news is bullshit from know-nothings sharted out for the purpose of selling advertising.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at June 05, 2018 02:43 PM (UGLi1)

45 The MSM dropped more "bombshells" in the past year than the US military did in both gulf wars.

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at June 05, 2018 02:43 PM (mk7Bj)

46 The Babylon Bee has addressed this issue.?

https://bit.ly/2LphaTW

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 05, 2018 02:43 PM (+y/Ru)

47 Are you guys feeling this? And how do you deal with it?



#1. Don't feel it.
#2. I hide out here.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 05, 2018 02:43 PM (pQplJ)

48 I work at FOX and I pretty much don't watch any of it except Tucker, Levin and Outnumbered because legs rule, and those are all opinion and chat show.

I haven't watched local news in roughly 10 years, I haven't bought a newspaper in 15.

I don't go to any of the bigs websites.


I get most of my curated info from a handful of conservative websites and that's it.


Posted by: Kreplach at June 05, 2018 02:43 PM (2JcMg)

49 For me:
- No (or virtually no) TV news
- Limited Twatter and Fakebook, but I am on Gab

- Most news from here or other internet sources outside of the MSM

- I'm getting to the point where I just periodically check to see if The Burning Times have started yet

Posted by: Bert G at June 05, 2018 02:44 PM (uiwCw)

50 Obviously, if I was totally "news-fatigued" I wouldn't be here, but it is exhausting. As far as television goes, I rarely watch any news beyond the local affiliate broadcasts. If it's not happening within 50 miles of home, I'd just as soon not know about it.

Posted by: T at June 05, 2018 02:44 PM (MmeCn)

51 morning news on broadcast only because I need to know which tunnel is hosed and I basically only get my news here and a bit on the morning drive to work, mostly because Rumble is funny and his commentary is level if Shelly has anything crazy in the news.

but I mostly ignore twitter, facebook is for dad jokes and memes, and I keep forgetting about gab.

I cut the cord on cable a couple months ago and feel so much better for it.

Posted by: SturmToddler at June 05, 2018 02:44 PM (8D42x)

52 Pay for cable and torture myself watching the news....yeah right! All worth knowing that is going on in the world is covered right here at AoS.

Posted by: JROD High Testosterone Conservative at June 05, 2018 02:44 PM (yD9uA)

53 22 Its all 100% anti-Trump.

Yep, that's what wears me out. I am surrounded by people who love to hate Trump, and I am sick of it. Most of the people I know are pretty smart, but the propaganda techniques of the MSM have conquered them, and they have no ability to think rationally about Trump or any of his policies. This is destroying my family, and I really would like revenge on the bastards who are doing this.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at June 05, 2018 02:44 PM (4wfko)

54 I'm tired of all the OUTRAGEY OUTRAGE. The result is I've tuned out. Got better things to do.

Posted by: Puddleglum at June 05, 2018 02:45 PM (Cy6k3)

55 44,

Yep.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 05, 2018 02:45 PM (7LY+6)

56 77% of Republicans are tired being told that we live under a tyrant and they are either fill-in-the-blank phobes not pure enough.

Easier and more enjoyable to look out the window and soak in all the winning.

Posted by: golfman at June 05, 2018 02:45 PM (Rcgwz)

57 Now that Miss America is foregoing the T&A, I will just shut the damn thing off.

Posted by: Roy at June 05, 2018 02:45 PM (7n4KQ)

58 Gun sales spike, but New Jersey now confiscating guns. Both Hogg Effect? The latter news depresses me more than the former cheers me.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at June 05, 2018 02:45 PM (H8QX8)

59 Most of the "news" is meh.

Corruption? Go figure.

Sexual perversion? Apparently we are experts at that.

Bigotry against the folks who drive the economy and retain any link to morality, safety, or personal responsibility? You aren't the boss of me!!!

Same horseshit, different day.

I knit, keep the scorebook at Little League, dipnet and smoke salmon, monitor the volcanoes and earthquakes locally, and get on with life.

I read, I pray, I support causes like Women's Care Center, and I raise my son to be a God-fearing decent human being.

Sometimes, I can even pay my bills.

Posted by: tcn in AK at June 05, 2018 02:45 PM (7UW64)

60 I don't watch TV at all. All my entertainment is streamed through my computer or my phone.

I have noticed this in my nieces and nephews too. They don't watch TV it is either a phone or computer for them too.

In the case of the youngsters it is far more phone time then computer.

But I think in general that TV time and big media dominance are both in decline, possibly very rapid decline.

Posted by: Big V at June 05, 2018 02:46 PM (ZvLtE)

61 Don't watch any news whatsoever. Maybe the local news for weather, but that's it.

It's all I can do to stand watching CBS Sunday Morning with Jane Pauley. It's usually 50-50 whether they'll have something on that is blatantly partisan. And between that, their general incompetence at the actual art of journalism, and their need to hype anything associated with CBS, every week is something crappy.

Posted by: deadrody at June 05, 2018 02:46 PM (jsGbO)

62 I basically don't watch TV news at all anymore.

If there is an event I might turn it on, but otherwise I'm using the net.

TV news is an exercise in operant conditioning. You are literally being played. The information content is low and usually a week behind the internet at least. Its dead, it just has so many zombies watching, it still that it hasn't been realized.

Posted by: simplemind at June 05, 2018 02:46 PM (lApV/)

63 No cable. Stay off twitter. Summer is great, because you can be outside.

Posted by: TJ at June 05, 2018 02:46 PM (RgHgB)

64
I read, history mostly. Listen to classical music and try to discover a new, unfamiliar piece or composer every day. Take care of our beloved dogs. Go to shows to help Her Majesty or work as a steward. Tend to our four acres. Sit in our garden and watch the hummingbirds and butterflies visit. Go to a church where no politics intrudes. Say my prayers morning and evening and my Rosary in the afternoon. Try to make a better, more useful, less annoying person of myself.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 05, 2018 02:46 PM (BWL+E)

65 More Mexican weather girls.would help

Posted by: Jean at June 05, 2018 02:46 PM (8O30r)

66 Never watch the news news anymore. Never. Get whatever news I need here. A little bit on Insty and check FBN maybe once a month or so.

Posted by: Tuna at June 05, 2018 02:46 PM (jm1YL)

67 At least you know what is fake, when you are streaming internet pron.

Posted by: Roy at June 05, 2018 02:46 PM (7n4KQ)

68 I have to say, any Morning Report is more actual news than the idiot networks have all week.

Posted by: Carpe Manana at June 05, 2018 02:47 PM (PbH71)

69 I read an article the other day about ants. The gist of it was that ants eat aphid shit, then pass it around by vomiting it into each other's mouth.

Journolists are a lot like ants.

.

Posted by: Toad-O at June 05, 2018 02:47 PM (cct0t)

70 I drink heavily....

Posted by: Paladin at June 05, 2018 02:47 PM (cIj06)

71 I've failed at dealing with this for the last few years. I keep promising to get interested in sports.

It's all stupid these days, it's all scripted people yelling at each other.

I like it better here in the HQ where non-scripted people yell at each other.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 05, 2018 02:47 PM (fuK7c)

72 I'm just sick of shitheels who play-act at being "revolutionaries" from the comfort of their far-left bubbles.

Posted by: Hikaru at June 05, 2018 02:47 PM (WDCYi)

73 Are you guys feeling this? And how do you deal with it?

==

I deal with lack of access to cable and internet by hangin' out at Starbucks. thank you Mr. Schultz !

Posted by: The Hobo at June 05, 2018 02:47 PM (bUjCl)

74 Oh - and another way I deal with it is humor. Like "The Outrage Outlet" and the Golden Scalp Weasels.

(I still got to deal with Sea Cuck and its crew and passengers.)

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Proudly Sponsors The Last Voyage of the Sea Cuck! at June 05, 2018 02:47 PM (hLRSq)

75 At first the shrieking bothered me, then when I reimagined it as the screams of leftist harpies tortured by hot needles and consequences, but mostly hot needles, I came to embrace it.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at June 05, 2018 02:47 PM (RD7QR)

76 I don't watch TV news, and I've reduced my intake of internet news.
We fought against the Obama admin for 8 years. I'll support the GOP in November, even if they don't deserve it (voted in the primary today), but I don't need to be outraged every day. Winning the election gave us an escape from daily outrage, and I'm going to take it.
Meanwhile, the left is immolating by making EVERYTHING political. I just turn it off.

Posted by: Revenant at June 05, 2018 02:47 PM (NUNXH)

77 I haven't watched the news since probably inauguration day. I'll sometimes listen to The Five on the way home from work. Fox has become unwatchable to me.

I only recently joined twitter to follow my congress critters. Same bulllshit rubber stamp DNC talking points everyday from the MN Senate contingent.

Posted by: jhawk90 at June 05, 2018 02:47 PM (IBK57)

78 I get my news from here, supplemented sometimes from Rush and other talk radio folks.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 05, 2018 02:48 PM (SRP8J)

79 If you're burned out and turned off, it means, in part, the Left is winning.

That's what they want. I am not urging you to watch and get outraged.

I was stuck in a hospital waiting room last March, and MSNBC Trump Jihad was on all day. It was MADDENING!!

It's all such staged and contrived BS, but that's the nature of propaganda. As someone else said, it's total confirmation bias for the Left and Anti-Trump.

I have a fair yet not detailed notion of what is going on, and it does bother me. But the lies and distortions going on daily keep us from actually knowing.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at June 05, 2018 02:48 PM (vcOmj)

80 24
Trump
RussiaStormy's ButtholeTrump
RussiaStormy's ButtholeTrump
RussiaStormy's ButtholeCvntCvntCvntCvnt


Posted by: Roland THTG at June 05, 2018 02:40 PM (xBSm0)


Thought I was reading Muldoon's latest.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 05, 2018 02:48 PM (ymnmz)

81 I don't mind the quantity of news. I mind having to discern every news report for accuracy.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 05, 2018 02:49 PM (y1gYQ)

82 It's not so much the news - it's the stupid, pablum called ''news analysis" that I can't stand. Journalists have always though that they need to do our thinking for us, but now it's become an epidemic.

Posted by: Wendy at June 05, 2018 02:49 PM (bpemY)

83 Just heard about Kate Spade killing herself. How sad.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 05, 2018 02:49 PM (hMwEB)

84 Ignore the quote unquote news. It is not news. It is propaganda. Think of all the journalism majors who say they want in journalism to make a difference. Yeah. That is the mindset.

I ignore it all. After a time, I figured that I keep seeing this play out the same way, so why bother.

Playing Skyrim is more fun.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at June 05, 2018 02:49 PM (G8hDY)

85 I get my morning news here from JJ, and do not watch any network or cable news.

Listen to the radio in the morning, either talk or sports talk. This morning was interesting on local sports talk, as they were talking about the Eagles. A caller called in and said he was on the left, but not anymore because of the tone deafness in the media with what's happening, especially with the anthem protests. He said if he went into work and spent the first 5 minutes protesting, he'd be out of a job. He called them out, and as soon as he hung up the host said "See, they think if you don't side with Chris (the caller), you're wrong".

They actually put another caller on the air who called them out on that. Pretty eye-opening, and a positive that the average person actually gets it and is just as frustrated as me.

Posted by: chicagolurker at June 05, 2018 02:49 PM (lWxOx)

86 AoSHQ is the place to hideout. This irreverent, profane, puddin-dipping, smart military blog has the best people on the planet.

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 05, 2018 02:49 PM (QLvwG)

87 It's all I can do to stand watching CBS Sunday Morning with Jane Pauley. It's usually 50-50 whether they'll have something on that is blatantly partisan. And between that, their general incompetence at the actual art of journalism, and their need to hype anything associated with CBS, every week is something crappy.
Posted by: deadrody at June 05, 2018 02:46 PM (jsGbO)


I used to love Sunday Morning, but that was when Charles Osgood had the helm. I don't have anything against Pauley, but I think there's been a definite change in the content since she took over. Even my mom, who tries to avoid criticizing the show because "woman in charge" and stuff, doesn't like it as much any more.

Posted by: T at June 05, 2018 02:49 PM (MmeCn)

88 I stopped watching Fox except for maybe Tucker and even that's been a lot less. I still hit twitter but mostly it's this site and not much else.

Posted by: Rationalist Yoda at June 05, 2018 02:49 PM (yJHI0)

89 Are you guys feeling this? And how do you deal with it?

====

I binge watch British TV shows....

Posted by: Tami at June 05, 2018 02:49 PM (Enq6K)

90 Vidya games

Posted by: buzzion at June 05, 2018 02:49 PM (lKs2v)

91 This shows why Trump will win again

Posted by: Tradd at June 05, 2018 02:49 PM (5f0Sh)

92 I ration myself: scan Drudge Report in the morning and read articles that look interesting for no more than an hour before work. At work, I actually try and work, my employer appreciates it. I check in here a couple times a day -- and that's it. I am teaching myself to sew in the evenings, it's a more productive use of my time and not as hard on the blood pressure.

Posted by: MaureenTheTemp at June 05, 2018 02:50 PM (5KWnQ)

93 I do feel the news fatigue a lot sometimes. Too much neo-Commie propaganda, too much TDS, too much blatantly ignoring actual news over posturing and trying to repeal 2016. It's even spread to entertainment now, with Hurricane Kathleen raging through the Star Wars fandom.

But then some Lefty publicly steps on her/his dick, or the economy improves some more, or Donaldus Maximus bitchslaps Whoa! Fat some more, and that news makes me feel we are still winning!!

Posted by: exdem13 at June 05, 2018 02:50 PM (W+kMI)

94 69 I read an article the other day about ants. The gist of it was that ants eat aphid shit, then pass it around by vomiting it into each other's mouth.

Journolists are a lot like ants.

Posted by: Toad-O at June 05, 2018 02:47 PM (cct0t)

Threadwinner.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at June 05, 2018 02:50 PM (5jVnA)

95 Latest leftard fake news: Trump cancelled the WH visit NOT because the NFL players are a bunch of commie cry babies, they cancelled because Trump would have been embarrassed by low player turnout. It really is time to stop the WH visit by the championship ANY F'ING TEAM, b/c leftists just can't help themselves: everything is political.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 05, 2018 02:50 PM (ty7RM)

96 I take a week off from all news in all forms about every two months. There is never much to catch up on. Now, if a special alert scrolled on the tv, I might break fast, especially if some of the usual bunch of traitors were about to be hanged at the Washington Navy Yard.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at June 05, 2018 02:51 PM (xzqr4)

97 For me, its not NEWS fatigue.... its MEDIA fatigue.

They scream about the same couple of issues all day long... bringing in experts who don't know a damn thing... and pundits... and 'thought leaders'...

While not covering the vast majority of actual news.


The vast majority of stories? are from DC or New York...

Hell... there is a HUGE story about Illegal Immigrant child smuggling camps... on the property of certain multinational companies...


and the Media???? /crickets....

Posted by: Don Q. at June 05, 2018 02:51 PM (NgKpN)

98 Just don't watch news. You really don't need it.

The internet will tell you if something major has happened.

I mean if your burned out.


Also I suspect what people are burned out on is the non-stop Trump Trump Trump 24 hour news non-cycle.

Posted by: eleven at June 05, 2018 02:51 PM (+lOpA)

99 It seems my comment on the Morning Report:

Good Morning Moron Horde!

What are we going to be offended about today?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Proudly Sponsors The Last Voyage of the Sea Cuck! at June 05, 2018 07:56 AM (hLRSq)


Was a bit of a prediction.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Proudly Sponsors The Last Voyage of the Sea Cuck! at June 05, 2018 02:51 PM (hLRSq)

100 Only read the news here anymore, really

Posted by: brak at June 05, 2018 02:51 PM (VckGX)

101 100

Posted by: eleven at June 05, 2018 02:51 PM (+lOpA)

102 More Mexican weather girls.would help

Posted by: Jean at June 05, 2018 02:46 PM (8O30r)

Needs repeating. Since we lost the college and NFL cheerleaders during football season, can we haz weather girls during hurricane season?

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 05, 2018 02:51 PM (QLvwG)

103 I don't watch the news anymore and I cut down on the number of news sites I look at during the course of the week from a couple dozen to 2 or 3, including this one. Some people might say I'm living in a bubble, but I don't give a shit. I'm better read and informed than most of the people saying it and besides, I don't need to watch CNN or read the Daily Kos to know they're wrong and I'm right.

Posted by: old5.0 at June 05, 2018 02:52 PM (sOZVE)

104 I try not to think about what would happen if they succeeded in deposing Trump. It may well come to a violent reaction. When in the course of human events...

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at June 05, 2018 02:52 PM (4wfko)

105 84 Playing Skyrim is more fun.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at June 05, 2018 02:49 PM (G8hDY)

Yeah, but we're supposed to see video games as a childish waste of life, 'round these parts, are we not?

Posted by: Hikaru at June 05, 2018 02:52 PM (WDCYi)

106 "More Mexican weather girls.would help


Posted by: Jean"
Until they go all Miss America and start focusing on talent.

Posted by: Ripley at June 05, 2018 02:52 PM (MxEKc)

107 You think it's bad now, just wait until the IG report drops.

Posted by: EricOMGWTF at June 05, 2018 02:52 PM (njNH0)

108 I work on my case. I figured out the cost including loss of income from steady employment that would have come from job training, which I took out a loan for..... And the cost the past 5 years is over 600k in needless legal fees, supervision fees, family counseling, loss of income from steady employment, fighting false allegations, and health problems that come up in alienation/high conflict cases. 600k was conservative btw.

I have been swinging from blinding rage to anxiety and depression the last 2 days.

Working on my case used to make me feel better. Now I just want to burn down every institution in the USA and rebuild. Metaphorically speaking.

Posted by: Pickles at June 05, 2018 02:52 PM (z4k8L)

109 I get my news from here.

I do not watch any news on the idiot box, but sometimes listen to talk radio.

And a lot of my neighbors ask me how I stay so informed on so many topics.

(They watch the news on the TeeVee)

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 05, 2018 02:52 PM (EyPfd)

110 At some point, I think after Obama won re-election, I figured out something: most of this shit doesn't matter and all the outrage and clever arguments in the world are worth nothing.

The never trumpers still haven't learned that their latest policy piece will change exactly 0 minds.

I come here for news now almost exclusively. I might listen to Brett Bair on the way home. That's about it.

Posted by: Jollyroger at June 05, 2018 02:53 PM (+087i)

111 oh, and LOTS of Battlefield I, COD WWII, Battlefront II, watching hockey, and playing hockey.

have to burn the energy off somehow...

Posted by: SturmToddler at June 05, 2018 02:53 PM (8D42x)

112 I follow some accounts on Twitter, and rarely post. I think my outrage meter is busted, though. The junk I have to deal with in my own life is more important to me.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread, World's Worst Superhero at June 05, 2018 02:53 PM (rJUlF)

113 I've been utterly burned out on it since the 2012 election. Since Candy Crowley really. I swore I wouldn't come back but Trump pulled me back in. Thank God.

Posted by: Mega at June 05, 2018 02:53 PM (tEmOu)

114 "And how do you deal with it?"

Well, I just voted in the CA primary.

Posted by: wth at June 05, 2018 02:53 PM (HgMAr)

115 "... especially if some of the usual bunch of traitors were about to be hanged at the Washington Navy Yard."

Got to appreciate those traditions that tie us to generations past.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Proudly Sponsors The Last Voyage of the Sea Cuck! at June 05, 2018 02:53 PM (hLRSq)

116 And now the Crain's "breaking news" is that the "Chicago Bears are blasted for backing Trump on anthem".

Blasted by whom, you might ask? Four Illinois house democrats, include Jan Schakowsky, with veiled threats about tax payer funded stadiums. "What is the Bear's official policy on free speech?" they ask.

Posted by: chicagolurker at June 05, 2018 02:53 PM (lWxOx)

117
No Twitter.
No Facebook.
No TV.

AOS and the occasional inet lookup is all I routinely need.

Humanity and our problems haven't changed for good or ill, just our ability to be instantly, totally submerged in never-ending shit.

People that voluntarily open their mouths and start drinking said never-ending shit die of shit toxicity.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits, Feckless Dick at June 05, 2018 02:53 PM (UFLLM)

118 I can tell you AoS is how I deal with it. I never laugh so hard in my life and that's only the post headlines. The last one on Starbucks had me rolling.

Posted by: Jim at June 05, 2018 02:53 PM (PNNm1)

119 Turn it off, curl up with a book, poochie snoozing somewhere nearby.

Posted by: Howard Schultz at June 05, 2018 02:53 PM (2NqXo)

120 Are you guys feeling this? And how do you deal with it?

I am, and I dealt with it by dumping cable and un-friending every social media contact who posts about politics.

And it's not so much news fatigue as it is politics fatigue... I no longer consume cable news, NFL sports, network sitcoms, movies, or anything else that is designed to be a conveyor belt of ideological crap stuffed up our asses.

Posted by: weew at June 05, 2018 02:54 PM (EaEMG)

121 At least you know what is fake, when you are streaming internet pron.
===============================
Not if you stream vintage Ginger Lynn: clearly a girl who enjoyed her work.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 05, 2018 02:54 PM (ty7RM)

122 But I think in general that TV time and big media dominance are both in decline, possibly very rapid decline.

Posted by: Big V at June 05, 2018 02:46 PM (ZvLtE)

I wonder how long it will be before cars no longer have over-the-air radios.

Posted by: golfman at June 05, 2018 02:54 PM (Rcgwz)

123 Tired of the level 11 outrage over not just what they think trump did, or what he said but what a change some agency might make would mean for the victim class in the worst case scenario we just dreamt up.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 05, 2018 02:54 PM (co3yT)

124 "And how do you deal with it?"

I watch Botched.

Posted by: wth at June 05, 2018 02:54 PM (HgMAr)

125 Republicans are feeling "news fatigue" because we don't want to hear what Democrats think every single day.

But ultimately this is very bad news for Democrats and their 100 year plan. The more people disengage from their propaganda, the harder it will be for them to influence and persuade.

Posted by: Mega at June 05, 2018 02:54 PM (tEmOu)

126

It's not so much the news - it's the stupid, pablum called ''news analysis" that I can't stand. Journalists have always though that they need to do our thinking for us, but now it's become an epidemic.


Agreed. One Progda Comrade will say something it thinks is some profound something-or-other (when it's not) and another Progda Comrade on a sister station will take that and add even more Progressive bullshit to it.

And around and around it goes. Even FNC is starting to do it (*waves at Sheppipoo*).

I really wish they'd all get canned and replaced with people who will just give us the accurate info we need about the people we elect to orifice. They can keep their leftarded "opinions" to themselves, since they're all full of shit anyway.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at June 05, 2018 02:54 PM (HaL55)

127 How can you feel burned out and depressed over the news?!?! We finally have a president pushing for what we want, and half the news is reporting on his successes despite unified, global opposition, while the other half is more and more desperate wishcasting for some crazy event to remove Trump. The latter, of course, being random Twitter lines Trump trolls the media with. It's pure win, and brings a smile to my face because I know the left is utterly despondent.

Another way of looking at it: have I ever enjoyed a presidency as much as I am now? Not in the slightest. And when I do feel sad, it's only because a former "conservative" voice I respected and trusted has been revealed as a backstabbing asshole, and I'd much rather know the truth than be deceived.

Posted by: Grimaldi at June 05, 2018 02:55 PM (CxVWA)

128 If you want to scan the news for headlines, look up BadBlue, which is a conservative- right wing news agglomeration site, instead of Drudge. A lot of interesting headlines there in the morning.

Drudge has done what he does to keep eyeballs on his site, but sometimes I wonder what he is thinking.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at June 05, 2018 02:55 PM (vcOmj)

129 Turn off the news. It follows us everywhere. We have the news on at my office, we have it on at my gym, even my grocery store put TV screens on in the cafe and the news is on there. It's like the TVs in 1984, you can't escape the barrage of propaganda.

Start asking to change the channel. Ask everywhere you go. Enough people start asking, and maybe we can move the news back to its proper place: after dinner, for half an hour. There isn't that much actual news. The reason we have this idiot non-stop breaking-news-about-Donald-Trump's-ice-cream! is because cable news has to fill all those TV screens 24 hours a day.

Posted by: Zoomie at June 05, 2018 02:55 PM (buObY)

130 101 100
Posted by: eleven at June 05, 2018 02:51 PM (+lOpA)

That's not binary for eleven. Just FYI.

Posted by: TexasDan at June 05, 2018 02:55 PM (yL25O)

131 I deal by limiting my intake. No TV news ever, limited talk radio to no more than 1 hour a day (many days omit completely), browse 5-6 news/opinion sites, including this one, 3 to 5 times a day. Still feel informed, but don't have to emotionally engage.

Posted by: Parker at June 05, 2018 02:55 PM (wNN8A)

132 Stream whatever floats your boat, get your news online stay away from cable and never ever watch news from any network. Those are the keys to a less stressful life and less news fatigue. Of course there is this little place http://ace.mu.nu. I hear it is great.

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at June 05, 2018 02:55 PM (0OmEj)

133 I relax by befriending stray kitty cats.
Then, I tie them up an beat them like pinatas.

Posted by: Camera Hogg at June 05, 2018 02:56 PM (xBSm0)

134 I watch Botched.
Posted by: wth at June 05, 2018 02:54 PM (HgMAr)

-------------------

Cubs fan, then?

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 05, 2018 02:56 PM (qC1Sy)

135 I'm only here for the laughs, the cobs, and ace's wicked writing.

I don't give a flying fuck about the news. It's all lies or filtered through lies.

Posted by: Mega at June 05, 2018 02:56 PM (tEmOu)

136 I deal with it by not bothering. Scan the aggregators, check in...OK hang out most of the day here...hear a bit on the radio, that's it.

Got better things to think about. Can't clean up the world until I get my own crazy dealt with.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at June 05, 2018 02:56 PM (AM1GF)

137 But I think in general that TV time and big media dominance are both in decline, possibly very rapid decline.

Posted by: Big V


We've been hearing this for years, yet....they are still here.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at June 05, 2018 02:56 PM (vcOmj)

138 Donaldus Maximus: Hmm, the Progtardii seem to be trying to steal a march on my MAGA legions. That shall not do. Tribune!! Fetch me my smartphone, it is time for a Tweet.
Lamestream Media: ZOMG!! DID YOU SEE THE TRUMP TWEET OMG THAT MAN THAT VILE VILE NAZI RACIST MISOGYNIST APE HOW DARE HE [repeat and share Trump tweet here] HOW DARE HE OMG I CAN'T I JUST CAN'T ELEVENTY!!!!
Donaldus Maximus: Thanks for letting me set the day's message and getting my message spread around to the plebians on your own denarius, you clueless dolts.

Posted by: exdem13 at June 05, 2018 02:56 PM (W+kMI)

139 Lucianne.com is my news aggregator.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 05, 2018 02:57 PM (y1gYQ)

140 97
For me, its not NEWS fatigue.... its MEDIA fatigue.



They scream about the same couple of issues all day long... bringing
in experts who don't know a damn thing... and pundits... and 'thought
leaders'...



While not covering the vast majority of actual news.





The vast majority of stories? are from DC or New York...



Hell... there is a HUGE story about Illegal Immigrant child
smuggling camps... on the property of certain multinational companies...





and the Media???? /crickets....

Posted by: Don Q. at June 05, 2018 02:51 PM (NgKpN)


How about propaganda fatigue.
Used to be everyone accepted the propaganda, but now there is the internet which lets countering voices be heard. I think we are in a "golden age" of push back against the machine. Since the push back is strong, the usual elements in the media are trying to outlast, wear out and shout down the dissenting voices, all the while claiming to be the dissenting voices.

It's like pro Trump voices are rolling a boulder up a hill, while the never Trumpers are pushing it down from the other side.


Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 05, 2018 02:57 PM (ymnmz)

141 I follow PDT's Twitter feed for the fun of it. Have never tweeted and no desire to do so. Rush has said on many occasions to step back from the news and you'll be surprised at how little you miss it.

Posted by: Tuna at June 05, 2018 02:58 PM (jm1YL)

142 Yeah, but we're supposed to see video games as a childish waste of life, 'round these parts, are we not?
Posted by: Hikaru at June 05, 2018 02:52 PM

We're morons here. Childish wastes of life are a feature, not a bug. Speaking of which, time for some Val-u-Rite and porn...

Posted by: Grimaldi at June 05, 2018 02:58 PM (CxVWA)

143 "Are you guys feeling this? And how do you deal with it?"

Yes.
By decapitating Hagravens and ghouls. Or maybe hunting a cartel in Bolivia.

Posted by: Derptastic at June 05, 2018 02:58 PM (DB16e)

144 Many alternatives to teevee news.People are tired of manipulation and constant display of stupidity.

Posted by: runner at June 05, 2018 02:58 PM (bUjCl)

145 I'm just glad to hear Melania is recovering from that beating Donald gave her.

Posted by: Mr_Fastbucks at June 05, 2018 02:58 PM (4xZi9)

146 94 69 I read an article the other day about ants. The gist of it was that ants eat aphid shit, then pass it around by vomiting it into each other's mouth.

Journolists are a lot like ants.

Posted by: Toad-O at June 05, 2018 02:47 PM (cct0t)

Threadwinner.
Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at June 05, 2018 02:50 PM (5jVnA)


Seconded. That about says it all.

Posted by: rickl at June 05, 2018 02:58 PM (xjiRE)

147 Yeah, but we're supposed to see video games as a childish waste of life, 'round these parts, are we not?

Posted by: Hikaru at June 05, 2018 02:52 PM (WDCYi)

better not let AtC see that comment...

Posted by: SturmToddler at June 05, 2018 02:58 PM (8D42x)

148 I only watch Fox. I get all my CNN/MSM content through links here or GP. And I strictly limit that to purely schadenboner material. I don't watch stuff just to piss myself off.

Posted by: Dirks Stewn DA 1977 at June 05, 2018 02:59 PM (kfcYC)

149 Donald has elephantid Melania a couple of times, I'd speculate.

Posted by: goon at June 05, 2018 02:59 PM (PEcU2)

150 Only read the news here anymore, really
Posted by: brak


Amen. Between JJ, Vic & Morons with breaking OT news, what more do you need?

Posted by: rickb223 at June 05, 2018 02:59 PM (pQplJ)

151 But ultimately this is very bad news for Democrats and their 100 year plan. The more people disengage from their propaganda, the harder it will be for them to influence and persuade.


Posted by: Mega at June 05, 2018 02:54 PM (tEmOu)


Who could have predicted that screaming insults at people turns them away?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Proudly Sponsors The Last Voyage of the Sea Cuck! at June 05, 2018 03:00 PM (hLRSq)

152 Yeah, but we're supposed to see video games as a childish waste of life, 'round these parts, are we not?
Posted by: Hikaru at June 05, 2018 02:52 PM


Growing up is optional, growing old is mandatory.

As long as you're otherwise a productive member of society, what you do in your free time is none of my business.

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at June 05, 2018 03:00 PM (mk7Bj)

153 For me, it's not so much news fatigue as it is "lack-of-facts" fatigue and having so many "news" people who can't be bothered to THINK.

These days, the talking bimbos of both sexes parrot whatever the political parties tell them to say, and the rest of the time they are virtue signaling how much they CARE about their pet issues.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at June 05, 2018 03:00 PM (uDcBt)

154 ''How can you feel burned out and depressed over the new''

It's the "Media" that's depressing. I can get the good news here and that's enough

Posted by: Tuna at June 05, 2018 03:00 PM (jm1YL)

155
I'm just glad to hear Melania is recovering from that beating Donald gave her.

Posted by: Mr_Fastbucks at June 05, 2018 02:58 PM (4xZi9)


No, he just had some staffer beat her up for him.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 05, 2018 03:00 PM (BWL+E)

156

EM CHIOGGIA BEETS FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at June 05, 2018 03:00 PM (cYjBc)

157 147 Yeah, but we're supposed to see video games as a childish waste of life, 'round these parts, are we not?

Posted by: Hikaru at June 05, 2018 02:52 PM (WDCYi)

I must have missed that part of the style book. Video games can be fun.

For example, new Smash comes out this Fall, which will lead to countless hours of headache inducing laughter, fun and wings.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 05, 2018 03:00 PM (72PAC)

158 142 We're morons here. Childish wastes of life are a feature, not a bug. Speaking of which, time for some Val-u-Rite and porn...
Posted by: Grimaldi at June 05, 2018 02:58 PM (CxVWA)


What happened to suits-and-ties? What happened to tireless business? What happened to GAINNNNNZ?

Posted by: Hikaru at June 05, 2018 03:00 PM (WDCYi)

159 Definitely feeling it.
But looking through the comments, I see I deal with it the same as most of you. I turn it off.

I took a week off from hard news. Only came to Ace for the ONT and The movie thread. It was a nice week. I was a lot less angry.

I am not on twitter, but I see people at work checking their feed all day.

I think a big part of the problem is the addiction to their phone / social media / etc.

I am going on a youth mission trip in July. Looking forward to not being attached to the world. I am pretty sure it will still be here when I get back and that it won't miss me much while I am off with the youth.

Posted by: RKinRoanoke at June 05, 2018 03:00 PM (EnbfO)

160 Blasted by whom, you might ask? Four Illinois house democrats, include Jan Schakowsky, with veiled threats about tax payer funded stadiums.
============================
Uhh, memo to Jan Schatkowski: The City of Chicago and State of Illinois already subsidized the renovation of Soldier Field. Soldier Field is now an architectural monstrosity, an absolute aesthetic train wreck of epic proportions, matched only by the dullness and futility of Bear's football.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 05, 2018 03:00 PM (ty7RM)

161 Mitch McConnell cancels Senate August recess.


This will make campaigning harder for Democrats, unless they choose to let the Senate confirm Trump judicial nominees. My sympathy meter is all broken.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at June 05, 2018 03:00 PM (LISuA)

162 Yeah, but we're supposed to see video games as a childish waste of life, 'round these parts, are we not?
Posted by: Hikaru at June 05, 2018 02:52 PM


My buddies are either gamers or into sports. The gamers are actually more informed on politics than the sports fans.

I haven't caught grief from anyone since I pointed out I spend about as much time playing games as they do watching someone else play a game.

Posted by: Derptastic at June 05, 2018 03:01 PM (DB16e)

163 This is also good because there is an individualism coming back to this country that we haven't seen for a long time. People are getting sick of each other.

Sounds terrible but the only thing preferable to that would be peace and brotherhood, but we're not there. We will eventually find common ground again in our individuality.

On the whole, no one wants to be lectured, coerced, and treated like an idiot and that's where we've been for a while now.

Posted by: Mega at June 05, 2018 03:01 PM (tEmOu)

164 Giving up on watching news helps a lot. I did that years ago. The only time I hear anything news related is if my father is over and he turns on NBC news. Even though I don't see it, but I can hear it.

That's how I know they've turned into the Grrl Power Network.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 05, 2018 03:01 PM (4ErVI)

165 How to deal with it?
--
I escape into an alternate universe; watch a movie, read a book, run the lawn mower through the weed patch where, just two hours ago, I high centered the effing lawn tractor on an effing stump I couldn't see in the effing tall grass.

I had to jack up the lawn tractor and put boards under the wheels to get off the effin stump. Now that is excitement baby!

And I did it all by myself, and it didn't cost me a dime. It was very entertaining and quite rewarding to accomplish and persevere over adversity.

Later I might go try to dig up some of those stumps if they are ripe. You can't really dig up a stump until it is fully ripened. Not without heavy equipment that is expensive to subcontract.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse - Alt-Ctrl at June 05, 2018 03:01 PM (roQNm)

166 What happened to suits-and-ties? What happened to tireless business? What happened to GAINNNNNZ?
Posted by: Hikaru at June 05, 2018 03:00 PM (WDCYi)

Woah, there was a time you all wore suits and ties?

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 05, 2018 03:01 PM (72PAC)

167 Every freakin' news story is labeled: BREAKING!

Even if the dams story is from yesterday..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 05, 2018 03:01 PM (so+oy)

168 I only read the news, hardly ever use any other medium. When I listen, after a while I feel like someone is kicking the inside of my head. I do read several hours of news a day, but don't feel burnt out, when I need to, I take a break, especially on weekends.

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at June 05, 2018 03:01 PM (YuQLm)

169 When it comes to the Hate Trump Media, I don't think it's fatigue so much as it is fascination to see how over-the-top crazy they have become.

Every day is a whole new level of insanity and I think it's hilarious.


poundmetoo

Posted by: Marmo - yes, I am entertained, thank you very much at June 05, 2018 03:01 PM (fq72/)

170 157 I must have missed that part of the style book. Video games can be fun.

For example, new Smash comes out this Fall, which will lead to countless hours of headache inducing laughter, fun and wings.
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 05, 2018 03:00 PM (72PAC)

I feel so lied to.

Based Pinochet never would have stood for this.

Posted by: Hikaru at June 05, 2018 03:01 PM (WDCYi)

171 Willowed

Was watching press briefing. I don't know how Sanders does it.

April Ryan was especially obnoxious today.

Posted by: WisRich at June 05, 2018 03:01 PM (G0vdT)

172 I deal with it by tuning out the news. I keep track of what is going on through this blog, Instapundit, Ricochet, and a few others.

Posted by: Seawriter at June 05, 2018 03:01 PM (Fa2K3)

173 Are you guys feeling this? And how do you deal with it?

Mass Quantities.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at June 05, 2018 02:42 PM (HaL55)

Finally... intelligent life.

Posted by: Beldar at June 05, 2018 03:01 PM (HgMAr)

174 Feeling it bigly.

I pretty much turn off anything but local or topical news. I unsubscribed from a lot and ignore a lot. I've given up on trying to convince anyone of anything because we're so totally about our tribes, not truth or cooperation.

I am reassured knowing that others feel this way. I sensed it before it was quantified here. It's a good thing at the end of it. That sentiment will likely ensure swing voters are apathetic to the left and continue to drive anti-establishment turnout.

Even though I was absolutely right to be - of course I am always right, just like everyone else, right? - I was pretty fired up the first couple years of Obama. While he stayed off the rails, I eventually became fatalistic and stopped caring. We're either going to deal with the trainwreck or we won't, but it's not going to be me that stops dealing first. Freaking out about it diminished me, not the opposition. The left is in similar throes, and while I do not believe they have the maturity to arrive at the realization that constant belligerence is no way to live, I certainly hope in the next year or so they tire of their own antics as some of us original Tea Partiers did (before that became some weird coopted amalgam of new establishment and old establishment hanger-ons seeking help with momentum).

If my belief - that this exhaustion will do nothing to help the establishment and may serve to maintain Trump's base - they'll have to come to heel eventually, as it will eventually show through that their cries elicit no empathy among the constituents they need to regain if they want to even share with the deplorables the mantle of power and influence they so crave.

Posted by: Fatigued at June 05, 2018 03:01 PM (wx6iv)

175 I'm glad the MFM doesn't get it and turns up the hysteria to 11. CNBC is laughing at Trump's Celebration of America. I hope it fuels the base to get pissed and show up in November

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 05, 2018 03:02 PM (OLCnA)

176 I just turn it off. I even take break from here.

Posted by: dananjcon at June 05, 2018 03:03 PM (xqfqx)

177 The Flux Capacitor is now a step closer to reality!

Posted by: goon at June 05, 2018 03:03 PM (PEcU2)

178 "how do you deal with it?"

i don't watch the news. i'll flip on cnn just to be sure they're attacking trump - which they are every single time - and go back to supermarket sweep or murder she wrote etc, etc.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 05, 2018 03:03 PM (Pg+x7)

179
Watching CNN can be humorous in five minute doses.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at June 05, 2018 03:03 PM (10vO4)

180 I do not watch the news. I even quit the local news after the stations were bought by outside interest who provide them with approved content. It is very peaceful. I occasionally watch Fox or OAN if there is a huge story breaking.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil at June 05, 2018 03:03 PM (kXoT0)

181 I get all my news from Ace of Spades HQ. Problem solved.

Posted by: ZonToro at June 05, 2018 03:03 PM (dCHJd)

182 Also Ace, when you play XCOM2 (the ultimate MAGA strategic sim) name the stupid-looking Rookies generated for you after various Progtards and their Media shills and have them act as Russian mine detectors for you.

"Scout out that map zone for Alien patrols, Private Hogg!"
ZOT ZOT ZOT!!!
*click F12 for screenshot*
"Well done Private Hogg, you did a great job of revealing that Muton patrol. Alright, Grenadier and Sharpshooter advance to remove that threat."

Posted by: exdem13 at June 05, 2018 03:03 PM (W+kMI)

183 YOu can get live feeds without the stupid commentary, so why bother.

Posted by: runner at June 05, 2018 03:03 PM (bUjCl)

184 VSGPDJT is now speaking at the NFL-free celebration.....

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at June 05, 2018 03:04 PM (jjaLl)

185 They must think that we can't nap in the afternoon! Idiots!

Posted by: goon at June 05, 2018 03:04 PM (PEcU2)

186 I wouldn't call it 'news burnout', I'd call it 'leftist propaganda burnout.'

Posted by: Alan D McIntire at June 05, 2018 03:04 PM (Qsbec)

187 It's not so much news fatigue but outrage, hair on fire screaming that I'm tired of.
Honestly, the HQ is where I get my news. Tucker, sometimes the Five, if I'm in the mood for screaming.
Local news is a joke. I check a few sites for local stuff but the alphabet soup networks are screaming to a blank screen as far as I'm concerned.
BY being all in on outrage, and being too dumb to realize when Trump trolls them, the stupidity level is amazing. I don't need anyone to tell me how to feel. If all you're going to do is lie to me then I don't need the noise.
Also, is it just me? Do all the left liberal wymyn on any TV show, including FOX, have screeching, blackboard through a table saw voices? Is that a criterion?

Posted by: Winston at June 05, 2018 03:04 PM (wgCUV)

188 I watch almost no TV news (beyond a bit of local news). I have three sets of 'news' bookmarks (each w/15 or so) in my Chrome browser, but even there, I find that if I look at Drudge and Memorandum, I can pretty much predict what the current headlines are and how they will be spun on all the other news sites.

To pick up stories that _should_ be making news but aren't, I scan AoS, Instapundit, and Althouse. (There are a lot more blogs that I bring up, but those are the big three.)

Yeah, I've got a lot of news fatigue, mostly because EVERYTHING HAS BEEN A CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS FOR 18 MONTHS NOW!

Posted by: Fritzworth at June 05, 2018 03:04 PM (ETa0I)

189
Woah, there was a time you all wore suits and ties?

Yeah, but no pants.

A certain amount of decorum must always be observed.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at June 05, 2018 03:04 PM (HaL55)

190 Every freakin' news story is labeled: BREAKING!

Even if the dams story is from yesterday..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 05, 2018 03:01 PM (so+oy)
..............

VERY IMPORTANT BREAKING NEWS OPENING MONOLOGUE

Posted by: wth at June 05, 2018 03:04 PM (HgMAr)

191 I have been getting my news at Instapundit and here for years.

Posted by: steevy at June 05, 2018 03:04 PM (LiyEm)

192 "Woah, there was a time you all wore suits and ties?"

Back when the ancient ones walked the earth.

Ask Vic.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 05, 2018 03:05 PM (EyPfd)

193 I just limit my news consumption to AoSHQ and Instapundit.

From time to time I'll check drudge.

Posted by: Defenestratus at June 05, 2018 03:05 PM (yG6Vk)

194 183 YOu can get live feeds without the stupid commentary, so why bother.

Posted by: runner at June 05, 2018 03:03 PM (bUjCl)

The only live feed I want to watch is from a cruise missile as it slams into CNN headquarters.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 05, 2018 03:05 PM (4ErVI)

195 107 You think it's bad now, just wait until the IG report drops.

CNN goes to 24 hours a day of Lassie reruns?

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at June 05, 2018 03:05 PM (4wfko)

196 Every freakin' news story is labeled: BREAKING!

Even if the dams story is from yesterday..
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at June 05, 2018 03:01 PM (so+oy)

BREAKING!

Leif Erickson reports discovering "verdant new land". Details at 5.

Posted by: The MFM's Late Broken News at June 05, 2018 03:05 PM (E/U1b)

197 Rarely watch any news on TV, not even Fox.

I don't know if, for other conservatives, that might translate into not voting. I will vote.

Posted by: Captain Oblivious at June 05, 2018 03:06 PM (Astxw)

198 Today' news is like many of today's tv shows and movies that suck. They suck because I can predict the content. The content is usually anti Trump, anti Trump supporter, or mostly pro liberal hypocrisy lecturing. I am burned out. I got tired of living life on hard mode by allowing myself to get sucked into the reeducation camp machine the libs tach out at 9k rpms 24/7. Fuck them, my time is still my time until they clock works orange me.

Posted by: I cut the cord myself at June 05, 2018 03:06 PM (CXUGD)

199 The only live feed I want to watch is from a cruise missile as it slams into CNN headquarters.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at June 05, 2018 03:05 PM (4ErVI)

Hey now, the live feed from inside CNN would be entertaining as well.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 05, 2018 03:06 PM (72PAC)

200 I get all my news from Ace of Spades HQ. Problem solved.

Posted by: ZonToro at June 05, 2018 03:03 PM (dCHJd)
...........

Plus I get dating and medical advice.

Posted by: wth at June 05, 2018 03:06 PM (HgMAr)

201
And every time (not often) that I look at my FB feed I wish I hadn't.

The Internet is a glorious castle of knowledge. Social media is the latrine.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 05, 2018 03:06 PM (BWL+E)

202 I don't watch the news. I get my info here and at Insty, though mostly here (JJ and Vic are worth their weight in gold). I only listen to the morning radio for the weather. I never watch news on TV.

And I only read our local rag for local news, but I'm cancelling them, too.

I'm depressed enough; I don't need to expose myself to a business whose entire existence is predicated on making me depressed.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 05, 2018 03:06 PM (kqsXK)

203 #181 and #186 Both spot on. Personally I pulled the plug on the TV years ago. I watch an occasional baseball game or the Sunday golf.

Posted by: markreardon at June 05, 2018 03:06 PM (1acyy)

204 Was watching press briefing. I don't know how Sanders does it.

April Ryan was especially obnoxious today.
Posted by: WisRich


Sarah has toddlers.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 05, 2018 03:06 PM (pQplJ)

205 I'm glad the MFM doesn't get it and turns up the hysteria to 11. CNBC is laughing at Trump's Celebration of America. I hope it fuels the base to get pissed and show up in November

Posted by: TheQuietMan


It's by progtards for progtards. Just like the rest. They're just talking past us now.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at June 05, 2018 03:06 PM (AM1GF)

206 I deal with it by reading Ace and Breitbart daily, Fox online daily - and I do not watch or listen to any news broadcasts.
I get all the into I need from these online venues, and my life is more placid because I skip all the negative crap out there.

Posted by: budman at June 05, 2018 03:06 PM (imGR/)

207 Given the quality of the fertilizer I decline to let them fling that shit towards me.

Posted by: DaveA at June 05, 2018 03:07 PM (FhXTo)

208 Never watch anything any more.
Too stressful.
Not good for the blood pressure.
I've decided any TV news is designed to give me a stroke.

Posted by: navybrat, too much spare time... at June 05, 2018 03:07 PM (w7KSn)

209 Gaming and quilting.

Getting lost in a game helps, especially if it has a mindless grind in some way. Also, I don't have cable.

Posted by: G. Gnome, BAHT y'all at June 05, 2018 03:07 PM (al6UK)

210 I'm exhausted by it. I literally cannot follow the ins and outs of the Literally Hitler narrative day after day. I skip all the argument segments of shows like Tucker's and listen to his commentary or Special Report and the panels.

In private life, I try to be take the Dog Whisperer's advice, in how to control angry, excited puppies: remain calm and assertive. "Sorry, love ya, but not discussing politics!" Works every time. I don't even crave that one great snappy comeback that's in my head.

Posted by: PJ at June 05, 2018 03:07 PM (qlTN9)

211 Honestly, I don't read most of it. I have very few sources and skim for any issues relevant to work or significant world events. The minute I sense bias in any article I stop reading. If I consistently sense bias in articles, I take that source off my reading list.
Plus I am not on any social media. None. Who needs that?

It's why I rarely use tools like Google. Their searches are predictable in terms of the biased results they return. Search any issue and the top returns are almost always liberal sources.
Weekends I mostly read books. Very limited media. I have also mostly turned off TV. Only very limited, select programs of interest.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 05, 2018 03:07 PM (VpIIl)

212 Mitch McConnell cancels Senate August recess.
=================
That's going to hit a lot of these "Ds" hard. Do you know what the wait-list is like for a spot on Pedo Isle in August?!?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 05, 2018 03:08 PM (ty7RM)

213 Plus I get dating and medical advice."

Don't forget computer tips, gardening, and automobiles...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 05, 2018 03:08 PM (7LY+6)

214 Burnout's probably right. I never gave up twitter. But I also haven't been on it for months.

News? I DVR Fox News Sunday and Full Measure, because they occasionally have interesting segments, but mainly because they (a) have a small number of relatively in-depth segments and (b) they announce the segments and the order at the start of the show. Which means I fast forward through the segments that don't interest me. Or, as often as not, just delete the whole recording unwatched.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at June 05, 2018 03:08 PM (2lndx)

215 Are they burned out on the news or are they burned out on the stupidity of the stories and the negative narrative of the news provided?

I think most are just tired of the negativity and lies they're bombarded with every day.

Posted by: Sponge at June 05, 2018 03:08 PM (F4u7C)

216 Yes and no. I dick around on the hq, check drudge a few times a day, and that's it. Used to read way more news but it just pissed me off.

Also, don't have TV or social media.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at June 05, 2018 03:08 PM (Bnl22)

217 " Rarely watch any news on TV, not even Fox. "

Someone was telling the the other day about how biased Fox news is.


I had to ask her if we even got Fox News around here.

I wouldn't't even know where to look for it on the TV.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 05, 2018 03:08 PM (EyPfd)

218 77% of Republicans Feeling News Burnout

I was feeling that.

Then J.J. took a couple of days off.

Feeling much better now.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Sefton Fatigue Epidemic at June 05, 2018 03:08 PM (IPzpx)

219 Plus I get dating and medical advice.


At the HQ, dating and medical advice go hand in hand. One tends to lead to the other.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 05, 2018 03:08 PM (fuK7c)

220 (... murder she wrote" when i want to take a nap. every episode is the same, with fletcher springing a bit of evidence not shown before in the last 5 minutes, the culprit protesting his ir her innocence, another piece of evidence, then a full, voluntary confession.

oh happy world, order is restored.)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 05, 2018 03:08 PM (Pg+x7)

221 The same bed wetting hysteria has infected weather forecasting and business news.

Posted by: dananjcon at June 05, 2018 03:08 PM (xqfqx)

222 Following 2012, I didn't see much use to following the news, and bid my farewell to FNC, which was the only one of them I'd even partially stomach. At this point, I'm still at that point. Why watch news when I can read 3x faster at the least, and screen my biases much more effectively sans slick production techniques?

Posted by: Average Guy at June 05, 2018 03:09 PM (KqRop)

223
The only live feed I want to watch is from a cruise missile as it slams into CNN headquarters.


Heh, many years ago I worked on the predecessor to that, the FOG-M system. Had a camera in the nose and a joystick for missile guidance just like a video game.
Good times.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at June 05, 2018 03:09 PM (HaL55)

224 I think most are just tired of the negativity and lies they're bombarded with every day.

Posted by: Sponge


Bingo. And they're doing what people do with relentlessly negative people: They're walking away.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at June 05, 2018 03:09 PM (AM1GF)

225 (... but i really like supermarket sweep - everybody is so happy!)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 05, 2018 03:09 PM (Pg+x7)

226 I still use the same RSS feed I built about 5 years ago.

I've changed it here and there. Adding new finds. Taking off dead or annoying ones.

But I can go through the news as quickly or slowly as I want.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 05, 2018 03:09 PM (QzZcU)

227 "Woah, there was a time you all wore suits and ties?"

Back when the ancient ones walked the earth.

Ask Vic.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


Don't laugh. I have went from suit and tie 5 days a week thru every iteration of casual Friday to business casual to finally jeans and a Polo shirt.

All with the same company.

Also, from smoking at your cube to no smoking.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 05, 2018 03:09 PM (pQplJ)

228 Anyone seen this site? Some really funny "Resistance" news, in the vein of the Babylon Bee....
https://resistancehole. clickhole.com/


Safe for work, close up the one space....

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at June 05, 2018 03:09 PM (jjaLl)

229 "Plus I get dating and medical advice."

Don't forget computer tips, gardening, and automobiles..."

Cooking and Gum threads as well.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 05, 2018 03:09 PM (EyPfd)

230 219 Plus I get dating and medical advice.


At the HQ, dating and medical advice go hand in hand. One tends to lead to the other.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 05, 2018 03:08 PM (fuK7c)

===========

Not for movies, though.

That guy has no taste.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 05, 2018 03:10 PM (QzZcU)

231 When I cut the cord and said goodbye to TV news et. al, my blood pressure dropped from borderline high to normal levels and it has remained normal for years since I cut the cord. YMMV.

Posted by: Locke Common at June 05, 2018 03:10 PM (KKcoW)

232 Leif Erickson reports discovering "verdant new land". Details at 5.


He always says that.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at June 05, 2018 03:10 PM (LISuA)

233 -BREAKING-

President Trump missed the wastebasket while discarding a kleenex! This could be the smoking gun Mueller has been looking for!

Posted by: Marmo - yes, I am entertained, thank you very much at June 05, 2018 03:10 PM (fq72/)

234 I wouldn't't even know where to look for it on the TV."

TV? It's that big thing on the wall over there...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 05, 2018 03:10 PM (7LY+6)

235 I definitely was feeling it. In April, especially the second half, I was swept up by a move I was making and didn't listen to talk radio, nor read much (and I try never to watch news on TV). It was refreshing to not have politics on my mind all the time. You do need another interest.

Regarding this: " This elevated fatigue among Republicans tracks with them having less enthusiasm than Democrats for the 2018 elections." I don't know how they're defining enthusiasm, but I'm almost always enthusiastic about voting, at least enough to get my ass to the polls.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 05, 2018 03:10 PM (iTpm7)

236 Plus I get dating and medical advice.


At the HQ, dating and medical advice go hand in hand. One tends to lead to the other.
Posted by: Bandersnatch


SLAP HOT IRON TO IT!

It's up to you to decide which one.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 05, 2018 03:10 PM (pQplJ)

237 ''I deal with it by reading Ace and Breitbart daily, Fox online daily - and I do ''

Fox has good archeology links. It's more fun reading about old pots being dug up than watching the hysterics on TV

Posted by: Tuna at June 05, 2018 03:10 PM (jm1YL)

238 Drinking heavily to avoid the news reports of government perfidy worked for quite a while, then I decided to cut out the alcohol carbs for a bit after a brief hospital stay and see what happens. I'm now reading more (thanks to the Book Thread) and even watch a very little entertainment or listen to Pandora on shuffle. So far I'm slightly less enraged all the time, which seems positive.

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 05, 2018 03:11 PM (n9EOP)

239 200 I get all my news from Ace of Spades HQ. Problem solved.

Posted by: ZonToro at June 05, 2018 03:03 PM (dCHJd)
...........

Plus I get dating and medical advice.
-----
Plus home and gardening hints and help, great recipes, and movie reviews!

Posted by: exdem13 at June 05, 2018 03:11 PM (W+kMI)

240 There is more truth in one Trump rally, then a months worth of network news. Maybe six months.
Always worth watching.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 05, 2018 03:11 PM (VpIIl)

241 I gave up on the traditional news years ago because of general incompetence. They've fired most of their reporters and rely on talking heads and leakers.

Posted by: IanDeal at June 05, 2018 03:11 PM (5mrLG)

242 MeTV....

Enough said.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 05, 2018 03:11 PM (EyPfd)

243 If the media ever starts being nice to Trump, you will know he sold us out.

That is one of my comforts in watching the libs squeal daily.

Posted by: Mega at June 05, 2018 03:11 PM (tEmOu)

244
Plus I get dating and medical advice."

Don't forget computer tips, gardening, and automobiles...


There's also nutritional advice and legal opinion.


And movie reviews.


We pretty much have it all here. AoSHQ: your one stop for everything you need. And just check out these low, low prices...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at June 05, 2018 03:12 PM (HaL55)

245 Are you guys feeling this? And how do you deal with it?


I don't SocialMedia except here.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 05, 2018 03:12 PM (QQ+il)

246 238
And I visit the AoSHQ as often as I can for mental refreshment!

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 05, 2018 03:12 PM (n9EOP)

247
50 years ago, it was 30 minutes of local and 30 minutes of national news. Except for the sports and funnies, you could throw out most of your newspaper.

Now that we have 24-hour news channels the exact same amount of news is stretched and bloated and sliced, diced and minced. Even local news now goes on for 2 hours and more.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 05, 2018 03:12 PM (BWL+E)

248 Have you seen the LG commercials for their new tv with some Japanese boy band called BTS.Yes ,LGBTS comes up on screen,it cannot be an accident.

Posted by: steevy at June 05, 2018 03:12 PM (LiyEm)

249
I was trying to recall the last time I watched news, and I can't. Even for weather, I just check a website. My oldest is 13 and I know she has never seen a full half hour newscast.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 05, 2018 03:12 PM (r+sAi)

250 Putin is out today with a statement saying he and Trump talk on the phone.
Mueller subpoenas Putin.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at June 05, 2018 03:13 PM (LISuA)

251 Also, from smoking at your cube to no smoking"

You guys had cubes?

1 percenters...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 05, 2018 03:13 PM (7LY+6)

252 And movie reviews.


Tips on firearms and chess.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 05, 2018 03:13 PM (QQ+il)

253 200 I get all my news from Ace of Spades HQ. Problem solved.

Posted by: ZonToro at June 05, 2018 03:03 PM (dCHJd)
...........

Plus I get dating and medical advice.
Posted by: wth at June 05, 2018 03:06 PM (HgMAr)

The compendium of moron pickup lines is more than worth the cardboard-level membership.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at June 05, 2018 03:13 PM (RD7QR)

254 I work in the news business, so there's no escape for me. I deal with it by ingesting liver-killing amounts of booze on the weekends and on weeknights working on my novel on which I hope will one day give me a path out of this shithole.

Posted by: Ex-liberal at June 05, 2018 03:13 PM (R1mDg)

255 I definitely have news fatigue, but it doesn't hinder my fervor to vote.

Many of the issues in the news cycle, I have already come to grips with in my mind. So the daily drip doesn't register with me as much.

For instance, I already have known Trump didn't collude with Russia 18 months ago, so the news that comes out about it is really just filling in the backstory of how devious and underhanded our FBI and such are.

Blogs like this give me a chance to read the particulars of the mechanisms used to derail American society by the bastards deriving their living from it, while not having to listen to talking heads play political tennis on the television.

There is nothing more mind-numbing then watching the paid actors on cable news telling me that a chicken is a goat on one side and that a chicken is cow on the other. How's about you just present the facts and I'll decipher them and absorb them in a fashion I find most logical?

That's why I'd rather get my news from AoS or Lucianne or Drudge or whatever then to watch the magic talk box.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 05, 2018 03:13 PM (BoIND)

256 Not for movies, though.

That guy has no taste.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 05, 2018 03:10 PM (QzZcU)

Tell me about it. How that guy thinks TLJ and BvS are anything but disgraceful utter abominations is beyond me.

(Still like him though, seems a great dude.)

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 05, 2018 03:13 PM (72PAC)

257 A question for the Horde.

Is AoSHQ truly 'Social Media'?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 05, 2018 03:13 PM (EyPfd)

258 I mostly come her for the DIY shelve hanging advice and instructions.

That and the latest messenger bag fashion.
Mostly.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 05, 2018 03:13 PM (VpIIl)

259 "Rarely watch any news on TV, not even Fox. "


Same. I also rarely listen to talk radio anymore and I never visit Drudge anymore. It's all about ginning up over the top outrage on both sides for ratings.

Posted by: Benji Carver at June 05, 2018 03:13 PM (OD2ni)

260 221 The same bed wetting hysteria has infected weather forecasting and business news.
----------
SUB-TROPICAL STORM ALERT!!!

Or as we say here in Little Oaxaca on the Miami, a thunderstorm is coming.

Posted by: exdem13 at June 05, 2018 03:14 PM (W+kMI)

261

Is AoSHQ truly 'Social Media'?


Social, but not media.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 05, 2018 03:14 PM (BWL+E)

262 Total horse shit about less enthusiasm among republicans for mid terms. The month of May set a record for gun purchases. Do they think we would sit at home and let gun grabbers take over. The same driving force that propelled gun purchase will drive the vote IMHO

Posted by: MAC SOG and nothing will happen at June 05, 2018 03:14 PM (czkHE)

263 The same bed wetting hysteria has infected weather forecasting and business news.


Posted by: dananjcon//
So true. They are still operating on the model of screeching hysteria to get our attention over every little effing thing. So I don't watch.

Posted by: PJ at June 05, 2018 03:14 PM (qlTN9)

264 MeTV....

Enough said.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


Word. MeTV on Saturdays, because westerns & fun sci-fi. Other entertainments the rest of the time, though I'm gearing up for a long-overdue solo Bible study.

Beyond that, YouTube or music on the TV, and the occasional Prime offering.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at June 05, 2018 03:14 PM (AM1GF)

265 257 A question for the Horde.

Is AoSHQ truly 'Social Media'?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 05, 2018 03:13 PM (EyPfd)


antisocial media

Posted by: reason at June 05, 2018 03:14 PM (CGjum)

266 77% of Republicans Feeling News Burnout

I was feeling that.

Then J.J. took a couple of days off.

Feeling much better now.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Sefton Fatigue Epidemic at June 05, 2018 03:08 PM (IPzpx)





Mein Fuehrer ... Sefton ...

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 05, 2018 03:14 PM (QQ+il)

267 If you told me ten years ago there would be a day where you would see grown adults shrieking about doody and EMOLUMENTS(!!!!!), I would have laughed at you.

It's still funny now just not in the same way.

Posted by: Mega at June 05, 2018 03:14 PM (tEmOu)

268 I watch an endless loop of Hillary supporters on the night she lost. Re-energizes me every time.

Posted by: WOPR - Nationalist at June 05, 2018 03:14 PM (J70i0)

269 254 I work in the news business, so there's no escape for me. I deal with it by ingesting liver-killing amounts of booze on the weekends and on weeknights working on my novel on which I hope will one day give me a path out of this shithole.
Posted by: Ex-liberal at June 05, 2018 03:13 PM (R1mDg)

============

Ain't no easy path.

I've got three done, and I can't get any agent to bite.

Not even polite refusals anymore.

All young women who are interested in finding "underrepresented voices" in genres they like. It's hard for a straight white dude (like me) to get any interest from the first set of gatekeepers in the traditional model.

And then independent publishing is hard as shit.

Link in nic.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 05, 2018 03:14 PM (QzZcU)

270 I get all my news from Sean Davis' twitter feed.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at June 05, 2018 03:14 PM (LISuA)

271 If you like the Drudge style aggregation but are sick of what a fucking douchebag he's become, here's his unabashedly conservative doppelganger...
https://the libertydaily.com/

FFS, that link is too long???? Close the space after "the".....


Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at June 05, 2018 03:15 PM (jjaLl)

272 ""A question for the Horde.Is AoSHQ truly 'Social Media'?
AOSHQ is to social media what cave writing is to communication.
So yes, only it's Social Media 1.0

Posted by: Marcus T at June 05, 2018 03:15 PM (VpIIl)

273 I really feel bad for Ace. I can turn it off whenever I want, but looking at this stuff and talking about it is his job. It can't be healthy.

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at June 05, 2018 03:15 PM (mk7Bj)

274 256 Not for movies, though.

That guy has no taste.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 05, 2018 03:10 PM (QzZcU)

Tell me about it. How that guy thinks TLJ and BvS are anything but disgraceful utter abominations is beyond me.

(Still like him though, seems a great dude.)
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 05, 2018 03:13 PM (72PAC)

===========

I've met him in real life a few times.

Total douche.

How his wife stays with him, I have no idea. She's way too good for him.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 05, 2018 03:15 PM (QzZcU)

275 I get burned out...but 2 things keep me going

1) Hate
2) Retreating into the Military so much

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 05, 2018 03:15 PM (Lg2h/)

276 Probably already been said, however, here it is again. There isn't any difference between Fox and the alphabets. One is right leaning and the rest are lefties. The only difference. They all beat a story to death and run the same drivel repeatedly during the course of the day. And the "Breaking News" has gotten out of hand. After say 2 hours, it's no longer breaking.
Had to watch CNN yesterday at the step-daughter's. Finally couldn't take it anymore and just grabbed the remote and turned it off. And she didn't object. She says she watches it for the comedy of it all. She's a bernie bro so I'm not exactly buying her explanation. Hates Trump, the Pope and most things conservative. Loves Melania and common core. Will save the common core conversation for another day. Jeebus she can be such a retard.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at June 05, 2018 03:15 PM (N3JsI)

277 265 257 A question for the Horde.

Is AoSHQ truly 'Social Media'?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 05, 2018 03:13 PM (EyPfd)


antisocial media
Posted by: reason at June 05, 2018 03:14 PM (CGjum)

Gun-totin', banjo-strummin', cousin-humpin' antisocial media.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at June 05, 2018 03:16 PM (RD7QR)

278 I just assume everything on TV is pure propaganda, so I don't watch it anymore.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at June 05, 2018 03:16 PM (LISuA)

279 Plus I get dating and medical advice.

Posted by: wth at June 05, 2018 03:06 PM (HgMAr)

Put the lime in the coconut.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 05, 2018 03:16 PM (iTpm7)

280 Cooking and Gum threads as well.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 05, 2018 03:09 PM (EyPfd)


Gum threads? You mean like Bazooka gum?

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at June 05, 2018 03:16 PM (kUmUV)

281 So yes, only it's Social Media 1.0
Posted by: Marcus T at June 05, 2018 03:15 PM (VpIIl)

You mean Social Media 0.7 Alpha

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at June 05, 2018 03:16 PM (mk7Bj)

282 So yes, only it's Social Media 1.0

0.7 alpha

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 05, 2018 03:16 PM (QQ+il)

283 Jinx!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 05, 2018 03:16 PM (QQ+il)

284 219 Plus I get dating and medical advice.

At the HQ, dating and medical advice go hand in hand. One tends to lead to the other.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 05, 2018 03:08 PM

You put the rohypnol in the chocolate pudding pop...

Posted by: Bill Cosby at June 05, 2018 03:16 PM (3MG/9)

285 251
Also, from smoking at your cube to no smoking"



You guys had cubes?



1 percenters...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 05, 2018 03:13 PM (7LY+6)

Cubes? CUBES??

Posted by: Moron Looking for a Corner in a Round Room at June 05, 2018 03:16 PM (BqR2k)

286 I've never really watched network news, not from when I was a kid and not now. Maybe that's why I found it easy to wake up from my semi-liberal doze some years ago and find AOSHQ.

The 68-year-old member of my writing group who still believes the Wash Post and the NY Slimes are "solid, conservative" newspapers, that the media trashed Obama for 8 straight years, and that Bernie had all the answers to fix America . . . I suspect he's been too brainwashed.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 05, 2018 03:16 PM (G+x7t)

287 282 So yes, only it's Social Media 1.0

0.7 alpha
Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 05, 2018 03:16 PM (QQ+il)

==========

I get that reference.

Posted by: Captain America at June 05, 2018 03:16 PM (QzZcU)

288 Rarely watch any news on TV, not even Fox.

So, not getting cable, I don't get Fox. But I do subscribe to their YouTube channel, mainly for the Tucker Carlson and Mark Steyn show, and Greg Gutfeld's monologues. But I haven't actually watched them in months, because I haven't opened my YouTube subscriptions for that long. I never decided to give it up. I just haven't gotten around to it.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at June 05, 2018 03:16 PM (2lndx)

289
277 265 257 A question for the Horde.

Is AoSHQ truly 'Social Media'?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 05, 2018 03:13 PM (EyPfd)


antisocial media
Posted by: reason at June 05, 2018 03:14 PM (CGjum)

Gun-totin', banjo-strummin', cousin-humpin' antisocial media.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at June 05, 2018 03:16 PM



We'll let you know.

Posted by: Homeland at June 05, 2018 03:16 PM (0tfLf)

290
Gum threads? You mean like Bazooka gum?

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at June 05, 2018 03:16 PM (kUmUV)


No, like Soviet department stores.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 05, 2018 03:17 PM (BWL+E)

291 Yes - Avoid tv news, for sure.
It is AWFUL.


Only local news, and only in the morning.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 05, 2018 03:17 PM (W+vEI)

292 Funny thing: I bought a "smart" TV, and it apparently is pretty damn smart: PBS has 4 digital channels, 9.1, (local), 9.2, (kids), 9.3 (globalist), 9.4, (Create). We'd occasionally watch Create for cooking shows. Over the weekend, ALL of them went dead. Yep. Smart.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at June 05, 2018 03:17 PM (ty7RM)

293 AOSHQ is to social media what cave writing is to communication"

So we're going to have some cave art?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 05, 2018 03:17 PM (7LY+6)

294 I haven't seen much news but have seen way to much coup propaganda. It leaves me with little interest in detail and just waiting for our modern Lord Haha's to be put to pasture for the lasting dirt nap.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at June 05, 2018 03:18 PM (1g7ch)

295 Starting Fluid is the poor man's chloroform.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 05, 2018 03:18 PM (QQ+il)

296 272 ""A question for the Horde.Is AoSHQ truly 'Social Media'?
AOSHQ is to social media what cave writing is to communication.
So yes, only it's Social Media 1.0

Posted by: Marcus T at June 05, 2018 03:15 PM (VpIIl)
-------------------------------------------------------------
And hamster powered!

Posted by: Marmo - yes, I am entertained, thank you very much at June 05, 2018 03:18 PM (fq72/)

297 250 Putin is out today with a statement saying he and Trump talk on the phone.
Mueller subpoenas Putin.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at June 05, 2018 03:13 PM (LISuA)

Yeah.... its like Popadopolous now is in trouble for contacting people to try to get evidence to clear himself...

Because clearly getting evidence to clear yourself is both Obstruction of Justice, and Tampering with Witnesses.

Posted by: Don Q. at June 05, 2018 03:18 PM (NgKpN)

298 63 No cable. Stay off twitter. Summer is great, because you can be outside.
Posted by: TJ at June 05, 2018

*
*
Not in my climate. Too hot and humid.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 05, 2018 03:18 PM (G+x7t)

299 I only really keep up with news in order to correct liberals that don't but talk out their ass as if they do.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 05, 2018 03:18 PM (BoIND)

300 And then independent publishing is hard as shit.

Link in nic.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 05, 2018 03:14 PM (QzZcU)

I feel your pain.

Posted by: MAC SOG and nothing will happen at June 05, 2018 03:18 PM (czkHE)

301 We pretty much have it all here. AoSHQ: your one stop for everything you need. And just check out these low, low prices...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at June 05, 2018 03:12 PM (HaL55)
.............

and it doesn't even matter what the posted topic was.

Posted by: wth at June 05, 2018 03:18 PM (HgMAr)

302 I watch a lot of stuff on Youtube now too.

Posted by: steevy at June 05, 2018 03:18 PM (LiyEm)

303 I suffer from post traumatic fake news disorder. Basically the cure resides in restricting yourself to reading MSM headlines. Don't force yourselves to read the article, certainly don't force yourself to watch the news anchor. It will only make you angry. You will sit there refuting everything they say sentence by sentence and impotently raging that there's nothing that can be done about the millions of idiots that never question any of it.

By only reading the headlines, you *know* how they will spin the story. You know what they'll omit, what they'll emphasize, the little hints they'll drop to guide you into thinking the right way. You develop a sixth sense for it to the extent that you could write the article yourself if you worked for WaPo. So it's unnecessary to actually torture yourself by reading it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at June 05, 2018 03:18 PM (/qEW2)

304 And movie reviews.


Tips on firearms and chess.

Posted by: Grump928(C)


Pet thread!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at June 05, 2018 03:19 PM (AM1GF)

305 All young women who are interested in finding "underrepresented voices" in genres they like. It's hard for a straight white dude (like me) to get any interest from the first set of gatekeepers in the traditional model.

And then independent publishing is hard as shit.

Link in nic.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 05, 2018 03:14 PM (QzZcU)

Turn everything upside down. Sorta like George Costanza. Make shit up that is too hard to believe. You'll waltz right in.

Posted by: golfman at June 05, 2018 03:19 PM (Rcgwz)

306 Just saw my first Pope Frankie bumper sticker:

"This Pope gives me hope"

Opposite:

"My golden retriever is smarter than your honor student

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 05, 2018 03:19 PM (ptqGC)

307 "We want to put you in jail, so mounting a defense is obstruction of justice".

The "American" Left, ladies and gentlemen.

Posted by: Hikaru at June 05, 2018 03:19 PM (WDCYi)

308 305
Turn everything upside down. Sorta like George Costanza. Make shit up that is too hard to believe. You'll waltz right in.
Posted by: golfman at June 05, 2018 03:19 PM (Rcgwz)

===============

Dolley has suggested using her name on my books.

It's tempting.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 05, 2018 03:20 PM (QzZcU)

309 Are you guys feeling this? And how do you deal with it?

==========

Yes, so I have retricted my news intake the past 5 or 6 years now to just briefly reading a couple blogs per day -- with a couple of hours of talk radio thrown in while driving.
Speaking of which, just heard Rush mention that they have eliminated the swimsuit competition from the Miss America pageant. This obviously makes Hillary and The Mooche the top two favorites to win it next year.


Posted by: ShainS at June 05, 2018 03:20 PM (ZPJb6)

310 AOSHQ is to social media what cave writing is to communication

--

Imagine a prisoner chained to a cave who could only look at AoSHQ comments. He would think that was all social media actually was! But if he were freed, he'd see the real world, but go back to the cave because fuck the real world. The HQ is nice.

-Plato, probably

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at June 05, 2018 03:20 PM (mk7Bj)

311 293 AOSHQ is to social media what cave writing is to communication"

So we're going to have some cave art?

---------------
Yes, and then you will get the cave art criticism from fellow members. (History of the World Part I joke)

Posted by: exdem13 at June 05, 2018 03:20 PM (W+kMI)

312 No news from TV or radio. None. Ever.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at June 05, 2018 03:20 PM (398bZ)

313 My only TV news is Special Report with Bret Baier from about 3:35 to 3:55 (West Coast). Also off twitter, with occasional relapses. Huge reduction in websites.

Really the only story I am interested in is SpyGate and until we settle that they can all piss right off.

Posted by: motionview at June 05, 2018 03:20 PM (pYQR/)

314 I have said it numerous times.
The depth & breadth of Horde knowledge is scary.

Someone here knows it and has done it before. Real world stuff. And theoretical stuff. But someone here has actual real world experience.

That makes this place nothing short of amazing.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 05, 2018 03:20 PM (pQplJ)

315 Too hot and humid."

Huh. Can't seem to understand that.

Here, have a boat drink...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 05, 2018 03:20 PM (7LY+6)

316 305 All young women who are interested in finding "underrepresented voices" in genres they like. It's hard for a straight white dude (like me) to get any interest from the first set of gatekeepers in the traditional model.

And then independent publishing is hard as shit.

Link in nic.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 05, 2018 03:14 PM (QzZcU)

Turn everything upside down. Sorta like George Costanza. Make shit up that is too hard to believe. You'll waltz right in.
Posted by: golfman at June 05, 2018 03:19 PM (Rcgwz)

Write the novel you were going to write anyway from the perspective of a black transsexual muslim. They'll buy the book just to reward you for the effort that will require.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at June 05, 2018 03:21 PM (RD7QR)

317 Get my News from FNC (F&F, The Five, Tucker, Hannity, Laura, Levin, Judge Jeanine, Watters World) and favorite sites on the internet. Some days I take a break from everything because it's just mentally exhausting and frustrating.
I do know that I will not let myself become complacent.

Posted by: redridinghood at June 05, 2018 03:21 PM (PvFoN)

318 Anyone taking dating advise from the Horde is probably not getting laid and has calluses

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 05, 2018 03:21 PM (Lg2h/)

319 Call me a fag, but I have started checking in on the weekend Book and Gardening threads. It helps keep my calm. Bonus, my MOA is improving at the range.

Posted by: Marcus T at June 05, 2018 03:21 PM (VpIIl)

320 Starting Fluid is the poor man's chloroform.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 05, 2018 03:18 PM (QQ+il)


AoSHQ Dating Tip:

"Hey, does this handkerchief smell like Starting Fluid to you?"

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 05, 2018 03:21 PM (n9EOP)

321 What I feel is resentment. I resent the fact that I have to spend so much time paying attention to all of this bullshit because I have to know what these assholes are trying to get away with and take away from me.

Posted by: Mark1971 at June 05, 2018 03:21 PM (xPl2J)

322 302 I watch a lot of stuff on Youtube now too.

Posted by: steevy at June 05, 2018 03:18 PM (LiyEm)

There is really no reason to have cable anymore. Youtube is better TV than TV, and you get all the news and commentary you could ever want on the internet. Plus, elbows.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at June 05, 2018 03:21 PM (5jVnA)

323 Trump getting his pardon pen going again

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at June 05, 2018 03:21 PM (LISuA)

324 I retired this May, I mostly read this blog and maybe 1 hour a night News ( Brett Baier). I have taken up golf as it is slightly less frustrating then the current 24/7 breathless news cycle.

Posted by: NativeNH at June 05, 2018 03:21 PM (dtRY5)

325
We pretty much have it all here. AoSHQ: your one stop for everything you need. And just check out these low, low prices...
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at June 05, 2018 03:12 PM (HaL55)

So is AoSHQ the Walmart of blogs?

Posted by: moki at June 05, 2018 03:21 PM (V+V48)

326 Miss America pageant. This obviously makes Hillary and The Mooche the top two favorites to win it next year.


Posted by: ShainS at June 05, 2018 03:20 PM (ZPJb6)

You got a problem with that??

Posted by: Gretchen Carlson at June 05, 2018 03:21 PM (Rcgwz)

327 Is there a reason why the clock stops? In a perfect world, someone else would wind it. It would never be left unattended. But these conservatives, they never seem to assign anyone to the simple jobs. We need a new world order.

Posted by: goon at June 05, 2018 03:21 PM (PEcU2)

328 It's simple. My husband turns on CBS or the local news. I start raging at the tv. He turns on something else. I don't like watching tv any way so win for me.

Posted by: notsothoreau at June 05, 2018 03:21 PM (JKNZq)

329 >>No cable. Stay off twitter. Summer is great, because you can be outside.



Or, get a dog and got outside for a walk year round!

The puppy is a fabulous de-stresser.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 05, 2018 03:21 PM (W+vEI)

330 Gun-totin', banjo-strummin', cousin-humpin' antisocial media.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at June 05, 2018 03:16 PM (RD7QR)


Yew fergot bug-eatin'.

Posted by: reason at June 05, 2018 03:21 PM (CGjum)

331 Yes, and then you will get the cave art criticism from fellow members"

Piss off...

Heh.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 05, 2018 03:22 PM (7LY+6)

332 "291 Yes - Avoid tv news, for sure.
It is AWFUL.

Only local news, and only in the morning.
Posted by: Lizzy"


The wife used to put on WTOP in the morning (all news radio in DC) for weather and traffic but we stopped doing that. Even that was RUssia Russia Russia all the time.

Posted by: Benji Carver at June 05, 2018 03:22 PM (OD2ni)

333 254 I work in the news business, so there's no escape for me. I deal with it by ingesting liver-killing amounts of booze on the weekends and on weeknights working on my novel on which I hope will one day give me a path out of this shithole.

Posted by: Ex-liberal at June 05, 2018 03:13 PM



Spent most of the last 40 years in the "information" business, beginning as an Army intelligence officer and growing from there. I laugh and shake my head at what I see passing for "news" on any given day.
One of the great liberating things about the Internet is it does eventually allow for real information to get out. May have to dig a bit but its there. And the media hates the crap out of that.

Posted by: Homeland at June 05, 2018 03:22 PM (0tfLf)

334 Tired of the media/news? Tired of winning? Hell no. I'm stuck in a shitty little state that thinks Joe Biden is smart. I watched eight years of chicago jesus preceeded by W. and Congress rolling over.

Now I get to watch the "idiot reality show host" trounce all of the Beautiful People. I want MORE!

Posted by: Blue Hen at June 05, 2018 03:22 PM (OOUHd)

335 I drink.

Posted by: BluesFish at June 05, 2018 03:22 PM (W/w0Y)

336 316 Write the novel you were going to write anyway from the perspective of a black transsexual muslim. They'll buy the book just to reward you for the effort that will require.
Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at June 05, 2018 03:21 PM (RD7QR)

=============

The black transsexual muslim, who's father mother was a Confederate veteran of the Civil War. They go together to Missouri in 1874 to join a gang and rob trains and banks.

The height of believability!

Not that it will matter to the agents who will probably eat it up.

*sobs quietly*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 05, 2018 03:22 PM (TqKDH)

337 What I feel is resentment. I resent the fact that I have to spend so much time paying attention to all of this bullshit because I have to know what these assholes are trying to get away with and take away from me.


Posted by: Mark1971 at June 05, 2018 03:21 PM (xPl2J)
************************


That about sums it up.

Posted by: redridinghood at June 05, 2018 03:22 PM (PvFoN)

338 If I want Republicans to hold the house(b/c protecting Trump, tax
policy, judges, etc.), what PAC/committee do the readers recommend that I
donate to?

Posted by: spike at June 05, 2018 03:22 PM (Azcpm)

339 No social media. Sites that make me think, not mad. Creative outlets like knitting, Pathfinder, painting Warhammer, etc.

Went from hard core news junkie to moderately well informed over the last year for two reasons: NeverTrumpism drove lots of people insane and to preserve Pooky's fragile mental health. He's getting better, but if he hears about certain things, he spirals downward because he knows the people who have to deal with those problems and he can't protect them anymore. So, goofy cat memes it is!

Posted by: pookysgirl at June 05, 2018 03:23 PM (XKZwp)

340 The puppy is a fabulous de-stresser."

Is that from the weekend cooking thread?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 05, 2018 03:23 PM (7LY+6)

341 I'm enjoying it.

I'm waiting for the CA election results now. I want to see Republicans make it into the general for statewide races. If that happens it will scare the shit out of whichever Democrats are awake.

Posted by: DonS at June 05, 2018 03:23 PM (Q2pWM)

342 338 If I want Republicans to hold the house(b/c protecting Trump, tax
policy, judges, etc.), what PAC/committee do the readers recommend that I
donate to?
Posted by: spike at June 05, 2018 03:22 PM (Azcpm)

============

Individual candidates in districts that need the help.

I don't trust any PACs.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 05, 2018 03:23 PM (TqKDH)

343 Spent most of the last 40 years in the "information" business, beginning as an Army intelligence officer and growing from there. I laugh and shake my head at what I see passing for "news" on any given day.
One of the great liberating things about the Internet is it does eventually allow for real information to get out. May have to dig a bit but its there. And the media hates the crap out of that.

Posted by: Homeland at June 05, 2018 03:22 PM


****

And the best part is the facts are impossible to hide.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 05, 2018 03:23 PM (0tfLf)

344 "...eliminated the swimsuit competition from the Miss America pageant. "

So they're going to judge them on their brains?

Ruh roh...

Posted by: navybrat, too much spare time... at June 05, 2018 03:23 PM (w7KSn)

345 I have a prediction to make:

Next year's Miss America will be a tranny.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at June 05, 2018 03:23 PM (398bZ)

346 So is AoSHQ the Walmart of blogs?

Posted by: moki


Did you just call the Horde "People of Walmart"?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at June 05, 2018 03:23 PM (AM1GF)

347 The puppy is a fabulous de-stresser.


So is black tar heroin.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 05, 2018 03:23 PM (QQ+il)

348 Schumer is mad about losing the August recess, because Democrats had a grand plan to campaign on single-payer healthcare.
BREAKING: McConnell restores August recess on condition Democrats agree to do exactly as Schumer suggests.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at June 05, 2018 03:24 PM (LISuA)

349 There is really no reason to have cable anymore. Youtube is better TV than TV, and you get all the news and commentary you could ever want on the internet. Plus, elbows.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at June 05, 2018 03:21 PM (5jVnA)

I mostly agree.

My son loves YT and spends hours watching other people play video games. I do not get it.

Posted by: reason at June 05, 2018 03:24 PM (CGjum)

350 I definitely stay far away from the cesspool that is twitter - sometimes watch Tucker, or the 8 am newsburst to see what stories will be trending that day.

And if Tucker just goes into his same old same old routine of "find a crazy leftist, point, say wow, that's crazy" then I'll turn him off. No need for that, nothing I don't already know.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 05, 2018 03:24 PM (k1TUh)

351
Yes, and then you will get the cave art criticism from fellow members

"No mastodon. Ogg say not art."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 05, 2018 03:24 PM (BWL+E)

352 Speaking of which, just heard Rush mention that they have eliminated the swimsuit competition from the Miss America pageant. This obviously makes Hillary and The Mooche the top two favorites to win it next year.


Posted by: ShainS at June 05, 2018 03:20 PM (ZPJb6)


Personally, I do intend to watch the hijab competition part!

And I'll be rooting for the muttaween judges' assistants!

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 05, 2018 03:24 PM (n9EOP)

353 324-my husband retired in January, and spent three months taking care of me and the house after I had surgery and was immobile. Now, we work on the house, work on the garden and write, and get our news from Ace and the Cobs. We switched our living room/dining room arrangement after our dog had neck pain and couldn't go up and down stairs anymore, and there is no cable outlet in the new living room. So we don't watch regular channels-just streaming stuff or videos. Our blood pressure is much, much better. Plus, we don't use the TV for a time suck. Overall, a huge improvement in our lives.

Posted by: moki at June 05, 2018 03:24 PM (V+V48)

354 Did you just call the Horde "People of Walmart"?


In fairness, we do show a lot of ass crack.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 05, 2018 03:24 PM (QQ+il)

355 Wait.... stuff happens that not reported at AoSHQ???? I don't comprehend this???

Posted by: lin-duh at June 05, 2018 03:24 PM (zzUT1)

356 354 Did you just call the Horde "People of Walmart"?


In fairness, we do show a lot of ass crack.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 05, 2018 03:24 PM (QQ+il)

=============

Dammit. I thought I had covered that camera...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 05, 2018 03:24 PM (TqKDH)

357 323 Trump getting his pardon pen going again
Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at June 05, 2018 03:21 PM (LISuA)

Is it Blago? Is he going to sing? Can we have the Blago hair gif?

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at June 05, 2018 03:24 PM (RD7QR)

358 "...eliminated the swimsuit competition from the Miss America pageant. "

So they're going to judge them on their brains?

Ruh roh...
Posted by: navybrat



Gonna make for a long assed show.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 05, 2018 03:24 PM (pQplJ)

359
The black transsexual muslim, who's father mother was a Confederate veteran of the Civil War. They go together to Missouri in 1874 to join a gang and rob trains and banks.

The height of believability!

Not that it will matter to the agents who will probably eat it up.

*sobs quietly*
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 05, 2018 03:22 PM (TqKDH)

Butch Cassidy and the Jihadi Kid?

Posted by: Don Q. at June 05, 2018 03:25 PM (NgKpN)

360 "So is AoSHQ the Walmart of blogs?"


Should I type 'People of AoSHQ" into a search engine?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 05, 2018 03:25 PM (EyPfd)

361 359
The black transsexual muslim, who's father mother was a Confederate veteran of the Civil War. They go together to Missouri in 1874 to join a gang and rob trains and banks.

The height of believability!

Not that it will matter to the agents who will probably eat it up.

*sobs quietly*
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 05, 2018 03:22 PM (TqKDH)

Butch Cassidy and the Jihadi Kid?
Posted by: Don Q. at June 05, 2018 03:25 PM (NgKpN)

=========

Ha!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 05, 2018 03:25 PM (TqKDH)

362 344
"...eliminated the swimsuit competition from the Miss America pageant. "



So they're going to judge them on their brains?



Ruh roh...

Posted by: navybrat, too much spare time... at June 05, 2018 03:23 PM (w7KSn)

345
I have a prediction to make:



Next year's Miss America will be a tranny.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at June 05, 2018 03:23 PM (398bZ)



Can't wait for the Banana Hammock Competition

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at June 05, 2018 03:25 PM (jjaLl)

363


I haven't watched any TV news in a very long time, it's so obvious what is going on.

Haven't owned a TV in years. Was at my parent's and they had the news on, and the story about that gutter trash in Wildwood was a big story.

It was reported precisely wrong.

They can all burn in lava.



Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzz Raniere at June 05, 2018 03:25 PM (ikxxu)

364 Missouri, 1874 is really interesting to me right now. Especially my version of it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 05, 2018 02:36 PM (Hy0dE)

Missouri 1854 was interesting. Why 1874?

Posted by: MarkY at June 05, 2018 03:25 PM (i022r)

365

Plus, AOSHQ has the Grail-Shaped Beacon...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits, Feckless Dick at June 05, 2018 03:26 PM (UFLLM)

366 Wait.... stuff happens that not reported at AoSHQ???? I don't comprehend this???
Posted by: lin-duh at June 05, 2018 03:24 PM (zzUT1)

All that other stuff is #fakenews.

Posted by: golfman at June 05, 2018 03:26 PM (Rcgwz)

367 Should I type 'People of AoSHQ" into a search engine?


Faces of Ace's used to be a website.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 05, 2018 03:26 PM (QQ+il)

368 In the mornings, I now listen to Clay Travis on Sirius (Chabbel 202). Dude is hilarious. Good mix of sports/chicks/libertarian politics and bashing of MS-ESPN.

I have the full subssctiption to get Howard Stern, but woke Howie is unlistenable these days.

Posted by: Benji Carver at June 05, 2018 03:26 PM (OD2ni)

369 Yeah, I'll echo some others here. I get whatever "news" I need from here, Instapundit, Drudge, and ZeroHedge. That seriously covers just about any topic the "news" would ever cover.

Posted by: deadrody at June 05, 2018 03:26 PM (jsGbO)

370 AoS isn't social media. It's antisocial media.

Posted by: Mega at June 05, 2018 03:26 PM (tEmOu)

371 I follow "Bitter Clinger Media". Really excellent coverage of guns, the Bible, home schooling and deplorable prepper tips.

Oh yeah, and medical advice/dating tips.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at June 05, 2018 03:26 PM (LISuA)

372 My son loves YT and spends hours watching other people play video games. I do not get it.

Posted by: reason


At least it isn't pimple popping or earwax extracting videos.

I know people who are into them.

...I try to stay away from them.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at June 05, 2018 03:27 PM (AM1GF)

373 So, goofy cat memes it is!
Posted by: pookysgirl at June 05, 2018 03:23 PM (XKZwp)


I hope the YouTube never runs out of those memes. Prayers up for your and yours!

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 05, 2018 03:27 PM (n9EOP)

374
Did you just call the Horde "People of Walmart"?
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at June 05, 2018 03:23 PM (AM1GF)

I cannot confirm or deny that Horde members may or may not have been photographed at that establishment, during any time in the last ten years.

Posted by: moki at June 05, 2018 03:27 PM (V+V48)

375 This place and WZ. That's about it for news. My life got so much more peaceful when I turned off TV news.

Posted by: NC Ref at June 05, 2018 03:27 PM (pAx+1)

376 >>The wife used to put on WTOP in the morning (all news radio in DC) for weather and traffic but we stopped doing that. Even that was RUssia Russia Russia all the time.



Does Fred Grandy still do his morning drivetime show?

One thing I loved in DC was C-SPAN radio. That was the magic propaganda-revealing red pll for me: hearing a speech, hearing during commute, then getting home to see it reduced to a one or two sentence soundbite on the evening news (or The Daily Show) ---- and seeing how in doing this they completely perverted what had actually been said/taken place/

And yes, The Daily Show does the same dang thing as the nightly news, they're just more jokey and obvious about it. Shape the story by choosing which clips/soundbites they select.

Posted by: Lizzy at June 05, 2018 03:27 PM (W+vEI)

377 If it's not linked here, it's crap!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 05, 2018 03:27 PM (QQ+il)

378 If I want Republicans to hold the house(b/c protecting Trump, tax
policy, judges, etc.), what PAC/committee do the readers recommend that I
donate to?
Posted by: spike at June 05, 2018 03:22 PM (Azcpm)

Me...I can put you on auto deduct if it is easier for you?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 05, 2018 03:27 PM (Lg2h/)

379 iI mostly come here and fuck around with you guyz and listen to local and national talk radio. Even that I have to take a break from at times but I actually feel I need to be more involved in local politics because really what the hell am i doing.

Oh, and I go to Drudge for the "Enquirer" stuff. Man Gets Balls Bit Off While Trying to Screw an Alligator. Stuff like that, cause funny.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 05, 2018 03:28 PM (2CQCl)

380 Miss America pageant. This obviously makes Hillary and The Mooche the top two favorites to win it next year.

Posted by: ShainS at June 05, 2018 03:20 PM (ZPJb6)
...............

The muumuu competition will be fierce.

Posted by: wth at June 05, 2018 03:28 PM (HgMAr)

381 Me...I can put you on auto deduct if it is easier for you?


Does that come with dental?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 05, 2018 03:28 PM (QQ+il)

382 Goodness but I haven't watched CNN since the travesty of their coverage of Katrina with Fake News reports of dead bodies littering the streets and so forth.
I have a nice Sony flatscreen TV that came with my RV and which has full cable service as part of my deal at the campground where I live and work, but it has not been turned on since early on the morning of November 9, 2016 when I watched DJT become POTUS and the deadly threat of a Hillary presidency fall in ruin. This is literally true. I occasionally watch clips on Youtube, and when DJT makes a public appearance I usually watch the replay on Right Side Broadcasting on my Mac.

I recently posted an essay on the subject of Fake News on my blog that I have recently decided to bring back from the darkness to which it descended during the days of the Obama administration. You can find it linked in my nic.

Posted by: Ruthless at June 05, 2018 03:28 PM (md3fh)

383 I check CTH daily for the latest attempted coup news.

Posted by: golfman at June 05, 2018 03:28 PM (Rcgwz)

384
Can't wait for the Banana Hammock Competition

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at June 05, 2018 03:25 PM (jjaLl)








Always knew there was something queer about youse bubbleheads. :-)

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 05, 2018 03:28 PM (XWkhW)

385 >>Did you just call the Horde "People of Walmart"?




*Notes to self: This is another reason pixy is better than facebook comments - no profile pics!

Posted by: Lizzy at June 05, 2018 03:28 PM (W+vEI)

386 372 At least it isn't pimple popping or earwax extracting videos.

I know people who are into them.

...I try to stay away from them.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at June 05, 2018 03:27 PM (AM1GF)


Earwax... extracting... videos...

...are we sure civilization hasn't already fallen?

Posted by: Hikaru at June 05, 2018 03:29 PM (WDCYi)

387 At least it isn't pimple popping or earwax extracting videos.

I know people who are into them.

...I try to stay away from them.
Posted by: Brother Cavil


The people or the videos?

Posted by: rickb223 at June 05, 2018 03:29 PM (pQplJ)

388 Me...I can put you on auto deduct if it is easier for you?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 05, 2018 03:27 PM (Lg2h/)

and i come here for this. lol.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 05, 2018 03:29 PM (2CQCl)

389 Are you guys feeling this? And how do you deal with it?

Keeping off Twitter is useful to me. Also, I almost never watch any news or Fox any more. It's just too much.




I've never been on Twitter or Facebook, and now I'm so glad...bcz I think it has helped me retain my sanity. Also, do not watch any TV News if choice is up to me.

I have reduced my news consumption more than any other time in my life. Knowing so much of it is totally made up helps. It's a struggle though, since I've always been a news junkie.

I come here to find out a lot...using it to buffer...and because someone almost always makes me laugh.
Plus, I can vent, and that helps. Also, other people share things of critical importance.

I think old TV shows help. Ones without messages our culture is jamming down our throats. It was one of those things I think happened subconciously. It's retro shows. I find those are what I have on in the background a lot. Especially old sitcoms...there are a lot of stations like that now. It's weird, bcz I used to be an early adapter on new shows...now I don't watch any. I think it must be some self protection mechanism, bcz I find it strange to be doing this.

Getting outside into nature helps.

I struggle with totally checking out of all info, bcz it feels that is an abdication of my civil duty, and one of the reasons we are in this place in our country, is because of people who have checked out. I see it with my friends. So I feel I do need to keep an oar in, to take action (like recently on the TBS calls.)

So, it's a lot of things really. But laughter and other sane people help the most.

Posted by: professor disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at June 05, 2018 03:29 PM (k2yk7)

390 Is it Blago? Is he going to sing? Can we have the Blago hair gif?

Nope- it's rumored to be some grandmother who got sentenced to life on a third strike violation. Stephen Miller and Kim Kardashian want he pardoned and those two are powerful enough to get 'er done. Mostly Kim Kardashian.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Vigilance Committee supporter at June 05, 2018 03:29 PM (LISuA)

391 351
Yes, and then you will get the cave art criticism from fellow members

"No mastodon. Ogg say not art."


Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 05, 2018 03:24 PM (BWL+E)


Nurg impressed by detail achieved despite use of broad thumbstroke. Plus, hat have three corner.

Posted by: reason at June 05, 2018 03:29 PM (CGjum)

392
*Notes to self: This is another reason pixy is better than facebook comments - no profile pics!
Posted by: Lizzy at June 05, 2018 03:28 PM (W+vEI)

Amen, sister.

Posted by: moki at June 05, 2018 03:29 PM (V+V48)

393 Oh, and I go to Drudge for the "Enquirer" stuff. Man
Gets Balls Bit Off While Trying to Screw an Alligator. Stuff like that,
cause funny.


Posted by: Cannibal Bob

Florida Man?

Posted by: Ripley at June 05, 2018 03:29 PM (MxEKc)

394 Me...I can put you on auto deduct if it is easier for you?


Does that come with dental?
Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 05, 2018 03:28 PM (QQ+il)

Only on the Executive Gold Plan

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 05, 2018 03:30 PM (Lg2h/)

395 If Laughing in Texas is still here, I do not have an Inquisition. An Inquisition would imply a fair hearing and defense to be presented prior to the execution of the guilty.

Posted by: Ruthless at June 05, 2018 03:31 PM (md3fh)

396 Gun-totin', banjo-strummin', cousin-humpin' antisocial media.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at June 05, 2018 03:16 PM (RD7QR)

Porch honkies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIAhzRR_I14

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 05, 2018 03:31 PM (iTpm7)

397 79 If you're burned out and turned off, it means, in part, the Left is winning. "


No, that is not true, you have to take into account how the Hard Left now controls ALL of the mainstream media, with the exception of some parts of Fox. How do people deal with overload and burnout like this? They turn it off, right there.

But what that means is that now 77% of Republicans and 61% of Democrats have stopped listening to the MSM. THIS is why all of their shit-throwing is having so little effect - the great majority of the country has now tuned them out. They can say anything they want, most of the country will never hear it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 05, 2018 03:31 PM (k1TUh)

398 Twitchy...

I sometimes hit that for news.


And Zip's place.
But I stopped commenting there after the Disqus privacy update.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 05, 2018 03:32 PM (EyPfd)

399 Always knew there was something queer about youse bubbleheads. :-)

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 05, 2018 03:28 PM (XWkhW)


When will I learn???

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at June 05, 2018 03:33 PM (jjaLl)

400 I get my news from J.J. And the rest of the Horde.

City Journal, WeaselZippers, Liberty Unyielding, PJM, Gates of Vienna, and Times of Israel help.

No TV. At all.

Otherwise I spend more time with my wife.
"Wink"

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 05, 2018 03:33 PM (hyuyC)

401 AoS isn't social media. It's antisocial media.
Posted by: Mega at June 05, 2018 03:26 PM (tEmOu)


Ha!

Posted by: professor disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at June 05, 2018 03:33 PM (k2yk7)

402 I still stick with Hbdchick and ol' Razib. I use the hq for news

. drudge and Yahoo just piss me off anymore, like when they said that pic of ivanka and baby was "tone deaf". (1) that is not news and (2) eat a bag of the not-so-fresh dicks Insomniac left here

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at June 05, 2018 03:33 PM (2tdQE)

403 Sitting at the dealership. Fucking ESPN is all about LeBron dissing Trump and the anthem.

Yep. I'm a 77%'er.

Posted by: golfman at June 05, 2018 03:33 PM (Rcgwz)

404 "Does Fred Grandy still do his morning drivetime show?"


No. He was on WMAL and was replaced awhile ago. I have not listened since I got Sirius with the new car but beieve they now have Mary Walter and some Vince guy from the Daily Caller. They were not bad but the commercials were unbearable. Probably about 15-20 minutes of show per hour.

Posted by: Benji Carver at June 05, 2018 03:33 PM (OD2ni)

405
Lately, however, we are sadly short on boobies and kitties, and light on guns too...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits, Feckless Dick at June 05, 2018 03:33 PM (UFLLM)

406 I don't know if Media Fatigue ™ is the correct term. The "Feckless C*nts" of the media don't wear me down because I ignore them for the lying, treasonous propagandists they are. Their constant shrieks about how much they hate President Donald Trump and the Deplorables that voted for him are music to my ears.

Now, if you are actually expected news from the MFM, then I can see how that would be tiring. However, I don't understand why anti-Lefties seek any affirmation from the MFM since they are lying, treasonous propagandists.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at June 05, 2018 03:33 PM (5Yee7)

407 Stay off twitter. Wait for Ace's picking out the important news from twitter. Problem solved!

Posted by: Clark at June 05, 2018 03:33 PM (D1El4)

408 First and foremost please define what is considered news today. Breaking news this, breaking news that. Ugh. I don't need to be constantly barraged all hours of the day. Turn off notifications on your phone, reduce you social media content, watch something else in the tube besides any news channel of your choice, and you'll find your stress/anxiety levels dropping very quickly. The best thing that I've done in the last year is stopped bookfacing (missus handles that for us), limited my news intake for the tv to no more than 30mins, and spend time doing other stuff.

I feel better and actually am more pleasant to be around at least according to the missus.

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at June 05, 2018 03:34 PM (+ldAm)

409 At the doctors and they don't have a tv. Winning !!!

Posted by: lin-duh at June 05, 2018 03:34 PM (zzUT1)

410 I'm just disengaging as much as possible. I rarely tweet anymore, and I almost never bother responding to idiots.

It's not just the endless hysteria of the MSM, it's the endless viciousness of the standard left-leaning person on Twitter or in the comment section of webpage X.

Everything quickly devolves into the same tired back-and-forth attacks. It's exhausting and tedious and pointless.

And maybe something bad is going to happen at some point.

Posted by: Kensington at June 05, 2018 03:34 PM (Cw3TC)

411 I'm sick of it. I don't have cable any more but I still have access to cable news if I want to watch it. I do watch the local news and the ABC Evening News that follows it. I'm sick of it, too, mostly because of the left wing slant to it. But it doesn't make me any less determined to cast my vote in November.

Posted by: Bill R. at June 05, 2018 03:34 PM (IuYIh)

412 Does Fred Grandy still do his morning drivetime show?


I loved him on Sanford and Son.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 05, 2018 03:34 PM (QQ+il)

413 So we're going to have some cave art?

---------------
Yes, and then you will get the cave art criticism from fellow members. (History of the World Part I joke)
Posted by: exdem13 at June 05, 2018

*
*
"I'm looking for a pack of Trojans!"

"Darn -- just sold the last one!"

or

Bea Arthur (at the Roman unemployment office, to a gladiator): "Did you kill this week? Did you try to kill this week?"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 05, 2018 03:35 PM (G+x7t)

414 Lately, however, we are sadly short on boobies and kitties, and light on guns too...
Posted by: In Vino Veritits


Sunday evenings, last thread before the ONT has been the dedicated gun thread.

Then again, any thread over about 300 comments drifts that way.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 05, 2018 03:35 PM (pQplJ)

415 ...and, the only media we take in is Air1 on the radio, and OAN and local news for news.

And NCIS. They seem to stay relatively unpreachy.

Posted by: reason at June 05, 2018 03:35 PM (CGjum)

416 At the doctors and they don't have a tv. Winning !!!


My dermatologist took out the TV and added free WiFi.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 05, 2018 03:35 PM (QQ+il)

417 But what that means is that now 77% of Republicans
and 61% of Democrats have stopped listening to the MSM. THIS is why all
of their shit-throwing is having so little effect - the great majority
of the country has now tuned them out. They can say anything they want,
most of the country will never hear it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 05, 2018 03:31 PM (k1TUh)

The fact that Trump can still have a 45% average approval rating in spite of all that the media is throwing at him supports this statement.

Posted by: Mark1971 at June 05, 2018 03:35 PM (xPl2J)

418 I think the bags of dicks are stored in the Barrel these days.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at June 05, 2018 03:35 PM (2tdQE)

419 Does Fred Grandy still do his morning drivetime show?


I loved him on Sanford and Son.
Posted by: Grump928(C)



Like his fried chicken.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 05, 2018 03:35 PM (pQplJ)

420 Nood.

Posted by: golfman at June 05, 2018 03:35 PM (Rcgwz)

421 Yeah, then WMAL got rid of Brian Wilson and put Larry O Connor on the 5:00 hour.

Their morning show motivated me to explore the SiriusXM 40s channel.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at June 05, 2018 03:36 PM (G8hDY)

422 Nood fatigue

Posted by: Moron Robbie: I choose to live my life as a black woman at June 05, 2018 03:36 PM (0iExo)

423 But what that means is that now 77% of Republicans and 61% of Democrats have stopped listening to the MSM. THIS is why all of their shit-throwing is having so little effect - the great majority of the country has now tuned them out. They can say anything they want, most of the country will never hear it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at June 05, 2018 03:31 PM (k1TUh)

Which is something to take heart from...people aren't buying their crap and they are losing credibility. Not just losing it really, but totally ruining their credibility. Plus, revealed their insanity.

Posted by: professor disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at June 05, 2018 03:36 PM (k2yk7)

424 383 I check CTH daily for the latest attempted coup news.

Posted by: golfman at June 05, 2018 03:28 PM (Rcgwz)

I used to check frequently, until I got sent to comment moderation purgatory in an apparent anti-hive-mind purge, ca. initial Herr Hoggfurher gun control hysteria.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at June 05, 2018 03:36 PM (5jVnA)

425 Florida Man?


Posted by: Ripley at June 05, 2018 03:29 PM (MxEKc)

See thats the thing here. You get great thoughtful commentary (not from me, and don't expect it), rants, politically incorrect and vulgar comments (ok, that may be me) and new of the weird. Gainzzzzzzzz!!! and Smart military blog. Oh and the weirdos in the gardening thread, i mean its not all politics all the time. Oh and wait how can I forget the Ape and CDB's eclectic and sometimes offensive taste in Art. Pretty well rounded place (especially in the food thread (badda bing!)Oh yeah, and chess heads but they are like kinda scary to me.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 05, 2018 03:36 PM (2CQCl)

426 Republicans suffer from news fatigue in greater percentages because it is all so negative against Trump and our side.
Me, I don't watch any alphabet news. I watch some FBN but very little. The local newspaper is nothing but AP stories so canceled that years ago.

The news I do read/watch is the Moron Report, AoS, Liberty Report, some WZ, and some Insty. I find myself days if not weeks ahead of the regular news consumers. That alone is proof that the rest is all bullshit.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 05, 2018 03:37 PM (pw+jk)

427 If Laughing in Texas is still here, I do not have an Inquisition.

An Inquisition would imply a fair hearing and defense to be presented prior to the execution of the guilty.
Posted by: Ruthless


Perchance you have a newsletter and sign up sheet?

Posted by: rickb223 at June 05, 2018 03:37 PM (pQplJ)

428 damn. WILLOWED again!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 05, 2018 03:38 PM (2CQCl)

429 The black transsexual muslim, who's father mother was a Confederate veteran of the Civil War. They go together to Missouri in 1874"

His mother had a boy who grew up and then had another boy who became a muslim - all in 9 years? Guess he blossomed early.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 05, 2018 03:38 PM (k1TUh)

430 337
What I feel is resentment. I resent the fact that I have to spend so
much time paying attention to all of this bullshit because I have to
know what these assholes are trying to get away with and take away from
me.





Posted by: Mark1971 at June 05, 2018 03:21 PM (xPl2J)

************************





That about sums it up.

Posted by: redridinghood at June 05, 2018 03:22 PM (PvFoN)


ding ding ding

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 05, 2018 03:38 PM (ymnmz)

431 My dermatologist took out the TV and added free WiFi.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 05, 2018 03:35 PM (QQ+il)

Precisely why I brought the laptop into the dealership.

Speaking of which. Got an offer for Service A for $1. That's great. Here I am.

Service rep tells me I am eligible for 2 free services. Upgrading to Service B and still save a dollar. Yee-ha.

Posted by: golfman at June 05, 2018 03:38 PM (Rcgwz)

432 Posted by: Ruthless at June 05, 2018 03:28 PM (md3fh)

Link did not work for me?

Posted by: Hrothgar at June 05, 2018 03:40 PM (n9EOP)

433 I think the other problem is that they really don't bother to cover the news. I get local news from Portland OR. Every time I drive there, I see trashy homeless camps, including those on the right of way next to the freeway. The news covers them only when they evict one of the camps. There are mysteriously all these shootings in Portland now. Somehow, there is no connection to being a sanctuary city, even when the shooter is an illegal.

And, we're trying to finish up the house and sell it, so I really could care less how quickly the area is going to hell in a handbasket. It's why we are leaving.

Posted by: notsothoreau at June 05, 2018 03:40 PM (JKNZq)

434 I reject most news out of hand. That's not outrage, it's a rational response to being lied to repeatedly.
The fake news, falsehoods, coordinated talking points, and opinions disguised as objective reporting aren't subtle at all. They are ridiculous and only work on people eager to consume the narrative.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at June 05, 2018 03:40 PM (wjrLK)

435 How do we deal with it?

Ridicle and Sarcasm.

It is why we are here in the first place.

Posted by: Valiant at June 05, 2018 03:41 PM (3MiF8)

436 I eliminated Twitter and watch TV for sports, the exception being TuCa. I get my news off the net and validate things for myself.

Posted by: Nucelarjim at June 05, 2018 03:42 PM (gVRcP)

437 I can't even possibly imagine being on Twitter. I watch Fox News at night but I tend to doze through most of it. I always DVR in case I happen to half catch something worth noting while dozing I can watch it in the morning.

Posted by: jaimo at June 05, 2018 03:43 PM (/Kt3K)

438 435. We're all here because we're not all there.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Ask Me About SMR & Ancient Slavonaut Theory at June 05, 2018 03:43 PM (fA1SL)

439
Gun-totin', banjo-strummin', cousin-humpin' antisocial media.



And all of it is stump-slung, so you don't have to.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at June 05, 2018 03:43 PM (HaL55)

440 364 Missouri, 1874 is really interesting to me right now. Especially my version of it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 05, 2018 02:36 PM (Hy0dE)

Missouri 1854 was interesting. Why 1874?
Posted by: MarkY at June 05, 2018 03:25 PM (i022r)

======

Gangs!

Trains!

My own characters!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at June 05, 2018 03:44 PM (TqKDH)

441 This elevated fatigue among Republicans tracks with them having less enthusiasm than Democrats for the 2018 elections.

Quite the contrary. Watching this rolling coup d'etat makes me even more likely to go and vote. To save my country.

Posted by: LGoPs at June 05, 2018 03:45 PM (FWsqf)

442 I rarely watch the news. I get enough from blogs. If Fox is on typically I will ask if we can change the chanel, unless it's Gutfeld. I'm on news overload.

Posted by: sally at June 05, 2018 03:47 PM (sBDDH)

443 So is AoSHQ the Walmart of blogs?

Posted by: moki at June 05, 2018 03:21 PM (V+V4

It's a Superstore. You can find absolutely everything here, tax-free. I can take my friends in gray boxes anywhere I move to. Free shipping.

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 05, 2018 03:47 PM (iTpm7)

444 It's simple. My husband turns on CBS or the local
news. I start raging at the tv. He turns on something else. I don't like
watching tv any way so win for me.

Posted by: notsothoreau at June 05, 2018 03:21 PM (JKNZq)

Try angry political sex. Use the force for good!

Posted by: Miley, the High Duchess at June 05, 2018 03:48 PM (iTpm7)

445 We pretty much have it all here. AoSHQ: your one stop for everything you need. And just check out these low, low prices...
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at June 05, 2018 03:12 PM (HaL55)

So is AoSHQ the Walmart of blogs?
Posted by: moki at June 05, 2018 03:21 PM (V+V4


Hell no. Ace has curated content, not some dumptruck of everything.

Ace is more high end. IKEA would be more appropriate. There are a lot of fun analogies I could make with IKEA.

Posted by: professor disarray, gumdrop gorilla channel at June 05, 2018 03:49 PM (k2yk7)

446 Unfortunately I work for CBS news so I am forced to watch the news.

Posted by: Infidel de Manahatta at June 05, 2018 03:53 PM (LXnTT)

447 A significant portion of the news is unverifiable.

I mean without names to sources the first assumption should be the information is incorrect.

Posted by: MAGA at June 05, 2018 04:01 PM (A+HbK)

448 Of course there's too much news because we have so many more providers and a 24-hour cycle.
The other day I was eating, and of course the restaurant had a television on the wall. It was showing the NBA playoff analysis...the day before the game.

This went on with three guys talking about the game. At the same time, there was a ticker running along the bottom. Talking about the game.
Over the talking heads there were blurbs constantly coming up, talking about the game.
All about 24 hours before it had even been played. In a league that plays an 82 game season and oh so many playoff games.
How much more is there to say about LeBron James at this point? Not to pick on him, but if you're going to have all that coverage, what should you talk about? You can't not talk about him (it's the NBA finals, and he's carrying one of the two teams in it). But what else is there really to say and fill up an hour-long analysis show with three analysts and multiple feeds.
Imagine eating a 24-hour meal while hooked up to an intravenous pump and a feeding tube. That's how one lives unless you shut some of this stuff out/turn it off.

Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at June 05, 2018 04:02 PM (41h7Y)

449 I love it when Trump does stuff like consider pardons for Blago or the grandmother that KK loves.
He used to scare me but now i realize he doesn't do and won't do crazy stuff like bomb Moscow, he just does what he things is right without consideration of how it will poll with the intelligentsia.
MAGA.

Posted by: PJ at June 05, 2018 04:05 PM (qlTN9)

450 I read Ace of Spades, Weasel Zippers and listen to Rush and Hannity when I can.
More than enough

Posted by: Mel Eiden at June 05, 2018 04:10 PM (0GiRc)

451 I start out at AoSHQ and usually stay here and where it points me; not even Drudge anymore.

Posted by: m at June 05, 2018 04:14 PM (0bRDi)

452 No television news for me anymore either. I might tune into Tucker especially if Steyn is around.

I used to keep the tv on Fox during the summer days when not working but not anymore.

It is too stressful and like everyone else I depend of this site and Zippers. Is it confirmation bias? Maybe but I am content.

Posted by: jazzuscounty at June 05, 2018 04:15 PM (KEJ0M)

453 If anything I'm more of a news junkie now than ever before. #StillNotTiredOfAllTheWinning:-)

Posted by: csmats at June 05, 2018 04:17 PM (X5VFN)

454 And that includes the local stations too.

Posted by: jazzuscounty at June 05, 2018 04:18 PM (KEJ0M)

455 Demoshits aren't tired of it because they tune a lot of it out, like most of us did when Obysmal was in orifice. As far as their rabid, slavering "enthusiasm" goes, they can get stuffed.

Posted by: Beverly at June 05, 2018 04:20 PM (jPDE6)

456 How do I deal with new fatigue? Don't have T.V. Only listen to a bit of talk radio, Visit few sites on the internet-this and "Legal Insurrection" and sometimes Conservative Treehouse. What helps me the most-prayer ,meditation, reading Scriptuire -A good Christian devotional book is "God's promises for everyday" which contains scripture passages for almost every difficult situation you can't think of -The book is published by Zondervan. Also take walks in nature and look at the beauty of creation.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 05, 2018 04:31 PM (vw6r3)

457 Oh, yes, another thing I do to avoid news fatigue is-as odd as it sounds-word search puzzles and other word related puzzles in the paper or game books. It gets my mind thinking about other things than news. That and the Opinion section is about all I buy the "NY Post" for, although they can supportive of Trump.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 05, 2018 04:51 PM (vw6r3)

458 Apart from Law and Order (original), there's not much on TV I'm all that interested in, so at home I'd probably have the news on all the time.

Not having TV means I don't do that - and I STILL get news burnout from the internet, and I'm not even a news junkie in the way many others are.

The bulls** isn't that difficult to get sick of quickly.

Posted by: Lisl at June 05, 2018 04:57 PM (OAB5z)

459 No tv, no talk radio, no Lsm.

I'm an internet news/conservative blog JUNKIE to a sad extent. Start and end every day with
https://politipage.blogspot.com/?m=1 which leads off with AoS and Sparta Report. Then pick and choose my way through the headlines following interesting links.

I find the constant corruption, dishonesty, hypocrisy, stupidity, and hubris of the uniparty, leftists, low-info types, etc fatiguing/depressing. CTH is usually a good antidote for that!

Posted by: Roozter at June 05, 2018 06:03 PM (lEynA)

460 Btw, AoS is priceless for the humor! There are many, many times I miss the easy availability of a "like" or upvote option cuz so many are just so GOOD!!

Posted by: Roozter at June 05, 2018 06:16 PM (lEynA)

461 I basically turned the news off during the primaries. I found out Trump won when I went to work Wed morning.

Posted by: Sam in VA at June 05, 2018 06:27 PM (Nqq7o)

462 I cut the cord on cable more than a year ago and moved to a little town in the sticks. Having said this, it's like I imagine it would be to have a drug addiction. I'm never free completely from thinking about it and when I go to visit friends in the city, I get an involuntary fix that starts it up again. I'm SO SICK OF IT!

Posted by: scotsfury at June 05, 2018 06:55 PM (ugMAN)

463 It's not news if it's 98% rage stroking about lies propagated by their own echo chamber. The other 2% is factual things that they think will put Conservatives in a bad light.
This is good news though because when the MSM looses THIS large a swath of normal people... they are fucked soon enough

Posted by: Getcha Pull at June 05, 2018 07:15 PM (aR6C/)

464 We don't have 'News' fatigue. We have 'Hate and Stupid' fatigue. We don't really have any 'News' in America. It is all propaganda for the democrap party, or any other anti-American group or cause!

Posted by: TheFoundersParty at June 05, 2018 08:04 PM (QAVtQ)

465 im tired of long winded short thoughted BS, and endless gibberish about an investigation without a crime. . not at all tired of winning and dying to kick their feckless c*nts in again in november. very very pleased with the way primary season is going. i also think from a cultural standpoint, trump is making every left wing bastion look like complete buffoons and i do believe we are past the tipping point. im certainly concerned the all talk no action GOPe is going to fold with a winning hand on the IG thing but the ball is finally rolling in the right direction and the idea that these clowns will ever lay a glove on trump, ever is starting to look like a pipedream.

Posted by: johnnydrama at June 05, 2018 08:41 PM (EIsub)

466 I watch and read news only from my own approved sources. So, no, I am not burned out. When Fox News wears on me, I switch to Fox Business. I read several different conservative web sites. And golf provides a wide array of other issues apparently outside my control to ponder.

Posted by: Anna Mac at June 05, 2018 09:46 PM (rj4Yf)

467 No Facebook *check* No Twitter *check* No Fox News, CNN, MSNBC *check* No NRO *check*

Look at Drudge *shake my head* Look at Hotair *Laugh hysterically at Allahpundit's latest #NeverTrump derangement syndrome*

Look at Ace Of Spades *Load another couple of magazines, cuss at SMOD*

Turn on MBC Drama and surf the internet for Japanese Idols to forget about this fucked up world.

Posted by: Trigger Warning at June 05, 2018 09:57 PM (YRXy3)

468
I basically just bounce between here, Drudge, and The Gateway Pundit on a daily basis.
I cut cable years ago - which is how long I've tuned out of Fox News.

I use YouTube to listen to sometimes listen to Mark Levin et al.

I usually listen to some of El Rushbo's show a couple-three times a week.

That's about it.
Mostly I just have to keep from reading too many opinion articles. (I read every article Coulter and Buchanan publish.)

I would not describe myself as burnt out on the news.

But I would describe myself as a bit wary in waiting for bastards like Brennan, Yates, Comey, Clapper, Clinton, and Obama to investigated to the hilt by a prosecutor.
The damned Deep State ought to be held to account for the horrific damage they have done to America.
I hold out hope at some point, somebody is going to step up to the plate and get an independent counsel appointed, and then we'll see justice.
But I know better than to hold my breath. And, yes, it's been a bit taxing.
But no burn out yet.

Posted by: Cold Civil War at June 06, 2018 12:42 AM (Z2PYk)

469 wary should have been "weary"

Posted by: Cold Civil War at June 06, 2018 12:43 AM (Z2PYk)

470 It's not fatigue. It's repressed FURY.

Posted by: That Piece of Glass Is Gonna Hurt at June 06, 2018 12:55 AM (HLTe8)

471 It seems that whatever outlet you read - left, right or center - instead of reading factual information, the content is either emotionally laden, or completely misleading.

That, alone, will wear you out.

Then, there are the comments.

When the comments aren't filled with some form of toxic sociopathy, it's ignorance, naivete, and thoughtlessness.

Objectivity, rationality, and reason, have left the building.

Posted by: The Hot Gates at June 06, 2018 10:22 AM (+/OBU)

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