HuffPost Features Joke About Sikh Shooting By A Connected @Shoq

AOL’s Huffington Post featured a joke about this morning’s Wisconsin shootings by Twitter ‘personality’ @Shoq on their front page only hours after the tragedy. While most civilized human beings would consider the incident off-limits for a humor but since the joke attacked a well known conservative, it’s apparently not an issue. Shoq – whose real name is Matt Edelstein – posted to his Twitter account:

Shoq If we’re lucky (which we rarely are), the shooter’s tattoo will read: ” I <3@RushLimbaugh. " #templeshooting

Shoq / Edelstein was a co-founder and leader of the “Stop Rush” twitter campaign attempting to get Rush Limbaugh off the air after comments the popular conservative radio host made about liberal activist Sandra Fluke in March. Edelstein was recently caught on an audio recording bragging that he could reach the head of Obama For America or former “Green Jobs” Czar Van Jones with one phone call.

Huffington Post regularly features tweets by @Shoq on a ticker on their front page. Shoq / Edelstein is well known for his vicious, often vile attacks on conservatives.

UPDATE : Another ‘zinger’ from @Shoq:

Evening Jam: Frampton | Do You Feel Like We Do? | Midnight Special

I’m kicking off a week of clips from The Midnight Special , the late night music show that NBC ran after Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show on Fridays. I’m 46 and people my age or so without strict bedtimes were able to see some pretty amazing music, performed live by some of the top bands of 1970s. This was before VCRs so all you could do was talk about it with your friends at school on Monday; no rewatching.

This first one is ten minutes of gold as Peter Frampton comes alive. That skinny Brit with the girly hair can play that flippin’ guitar though, can’t he? He’s so exuberant and flirty, too. And kids? That “T-Pain” effect that is on every single song nowadays in these modern times? Frampton did it with a guitar. That he could PLAY. Because he was a MUSICIAN.

Go back to 1975. Almost 40 years ago. Does that make you feel like I do?

Alinsky And Obama Extras Part 1: von Hoffman Interview

I have a new piece up at called The Community-Organizer-In-Chief, Part One : The Alinsky Ethics that ties in some biographical stuff about Alinsky into a method he and his student-by-proxy Barack Obama both use; specifically taking the moral high ground as a head-fake to mask their raw interest in power for power’s sake.

I’ll be following up with more pieces at but also adding extra material that’s slightly tangential here on my site. If you want to learn some interesting insights about Alinsky that have practical payoff for the upcoming election, stay tuned.

For starters, here’a a detailed interview with Nicholas von Hoffmosan about his book Radical: A Portrait of Saul Alinsky


Stop Dragging My Heart Around : Joss Stone & Rob Thomas