Shout-out for all our grammar trolls!
Another tidbit of good news, from Dave Weigel:
When a headline informs readers that a “former South Carolina Republican Party” official has made a shocking statement, the answer is always Todd Kincannon. Briefly the executive director of the state party, a designation that is more than enough for HuffPost or Salon hate-reading, Kincannon keeps a hyperactive Twitter schedule… If a liberal site (or a cluster of liberal Twitterers) explodes with outrage, he did his job. “Politainment is the wave of the future,” said Kincannon during one Twitter carnival.
“Said,” past tense. After having one account shut down, and after launching a new one this year, Kincannon built up a fan base of more than 50,000 followers with jokes about having Bowe Bergdahl assassinated (the next attorney general would likely be “a friend” who could pull it off) and with gut-busters like “Why do third world countries let athletes do anything besides mine blood diamonds? Your children are starving and my wife needs earrings!” Then he went silent. In a widely circulated letter to people who’d ordered his new e-book, Kincannon explained that Christmas would not come this year. “In early June, just as I was preparing to send out my book,” he said, “I received an unexpected notice from the South Carolina Office of Disciplinary Counsel that the investigation was going to continue because of comments I made on Twitter regarding a left wing political activist named Col. Morris Davis, a frequent guest on MSNBC.”…
Because I’m a devout Cynic, I’m thinking this translates “Kincannon’s trolling just isn’t getting him enough notice to make it worth the trouble of mining those sub-Stormfront hate sites for his funnies any more, so he’s hoping to go out in a blaze of possibly-profitable public martyrdom”, but that’s just me.
Apart from low humor, what’s on the agenda for the evening?