Dana Loesch skewers DC consultant class and Romney’s digital director

http://twitter.com/#!/DLoesch/status/268939589736071169

Conservative radio host Dana Loesch isn’t one to pull punches. She hitches up her skirt and fights like a girl every time. Last night she pulled on a pair of killer boots (as she’s known to do) and stomped all over the self-vaunted D.C. consultant class.

“Oh hey! Let’s create this mind-numbingly idiotic software to GOTV that we don’t test out until election day!” #DCconsultantclass

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

Loesch is referring to Project Orca, the Romney campaign’s proprietary vote-tracking software that flopped massively on election day. Campaign volunteer John Ekdahl called it an “unmitigated disaster.” Loesch is far from alone in blaming arrogant, self-serving consultants and their absurdly super-sized egos.

“Hollywood conservs want to help us w marketing? No thx. We are cooler with our stuffed shirts & non-ironic suspenders.” #DCconsultantclass

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

Loesch also ripped into Zac Moffat, digital director for the Romney campaign in a hilarious and spot-on rant. Grab a drink (and an AOL diskette coaster) and enjoy.

Next great media idea from the #DCconsultantclass: web pages made with Geocities. “This looks great,” said @zacmoffatt .

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

The #DCconsultantclass will hook up your GOP campaign with a sweet AOL account for $70 million. cc @zacmoffatt

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

“Every GOP campaign should have the hot new social media tool, Plurk” said the #DCconsultantclass cc @zacmoffatt

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

“Are you guys on ICQ?” said the #DCconsultantclass

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

We wonder if Moffat hears that squeaky little ICQ “uh oh” in his dreams.

“We will redesign your website using Netscape Composer for a cheap $70 million!” said the #DCconsultantclass cc @zacmoffatt

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

“Hey, have you guys heard of Napster?” said the #DCconsultantclass cc @zacmoffatt

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

“Every website should have Flash. Loads and loads of Flash,” said the #DCconsultantclass cc @zacmoffatt

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

Q: Wouldn’t two cans on a string be better than ORCA?” A: “Yeah, but we can’t charge $70m for cans.” #DCconsultantclass cc @zacmoffatt

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

OUCH!

Seriously don’t wear a hipster bowtie and get up in my grill about the #DCconsultantclass. As a warning: don’t.

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

There is a subculture of snake oil salesmen in DC who need to have the hot lamps turned on them. #DCconsultantclass

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

Hot lamps: the new disinfectant.

While avg Americans were traveling on own dime coast to coast saving the country, Little Lord Fauntleroys in DC were fleecing campaigns.

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

I’d apologize for being harsh but I wouldn’t mean a word of it.

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

Apologize for nothing, Dana!

I know so many highly-skilled conservs in A&E, marketing, design, who could outpace the left w campaigns. #DCconsultantclass rejects them.

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

Her righteous rant inspired Twitterers to share their frustrations with the Romney campaign and mock ineffectual, self-absorbed Beltway consultants.

.@dloesch: The only creativity on display by the #DCconsultantclass is in finding new & different ways to fail when they should win. #caring

— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) November 15, 2012

I’m curious as to why so many allies don’t view the #DCconsultantclass as the problem. @dloesch is exactly right. Know who you’re fighting.

— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) November 15, 2012

Can’t say I disagree with @dloesch about her criticism of the #DCconsultantclass. I help raise that money they waste.

— Matthew Hurtt (@matthewhurtt) November 15, 2012

@dloesch “Adobe PageMill will help you build forms online” said the #DCconsultantclass cc @zacmoffatt

— Steve Ice (@steevice) November 15, 2012

@dloesch you hear that modem dialing up? That’s the sound of the future! #DCconsultantclass

— Mays (@jmaysnc) November 15, 2012

@dloesch But not just #DCconsultantclass, but the Romney campaign. Wouldn’t be the first time tech buzzwords wrote checks techs couldnt cash

— Tom Reynolds (@Beregond) November 15, 2012

@dloesch – Sadly, this is typical in the software/web consulting industry as a whole. Y2K to SOX to HIPPA to naive pols.. Cha-ching!

— jfrankcarr (@jfrankcarr) November 15, 2012

@dloesch LOL! I loved Plurk! Until the Navy blocked access, & my then-deployed DH could no longer real-time chat w me from his ship. 🙂

— Lorraine Yuriar (@thekytikat) November 15, 2012

Auto play music and glittery fonts#DCconsultantclass cc @zacmoffatt

— d (@tehd) November 15, 2012

@dloesch @zacmoffatt“Should we upgrade to Prodigy from CompuServe?…nah!”#DCconsultantclass

— Sgt Bravo (@Sgt_Bravo) November 15, 2012

Perhaps the worst part:

@dloesch The real point about Orca is that even had it worked, it would’ve been a waste of time.

— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) November 15, 2012

Always a giver, Dana offered up a much-needed palate cleanser after exposing the slimy “subculture of snake oil salesmen in DC.”

To make up for the momentary vitriol, here’s a sneezing baby panda: youtu.be/Gt6Xr7iOGXw

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 15, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/11/15/thats-gonna-leave-a-mark-dana-loesch-skewers-dc-consultant-class-and-romneys-digital-director/

DUDE, that’s GROSS: Conservatives hilariously MOCK Michael Moore and his ‘TrumpiLeaks’ site

TrumpiLeaks … really?

We get what he’s trying to do here, make it a WikiLeaks just for Trump, but the visual is not good.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2017/06/06/dude-thats-gross-conservatives-hilariously-mock-michael-moore-and-his-trumpileaks-site/

Washington Post neck deep in for-profit higher ed scandal

http://twitter.com/#!/GulagBound/status/177959584219148288

From Accuracy in Media:

A former admissions adviser for Kaplan explained how The Washington Post was used in their sales pitch to prospective students.

“One of the things that I always said was, ‘As you may know, Kaplan is owned by The Washington Post, a paper known for having really high ethics,’ he said. ‘As you can imagine, The Washington Post would never involve itself in anything that would reflect poorly on its reputation.’”

But the prestige and high ethics promised by a relationship with the Post never materialized. Melvin learned the hard way, as have other students, that the Kaplan experience consists of “high prices, uneven performance and shady marketing practices.”5 Worse, the university, for all of its selling points, has a dropout rate of nearly 70%, and those who do graduate earn well below the national average for college graduates—outcomes not exactly befitting of a money-making juggernaut and its supposedly ethical parent company.

Unfortunately, Melvin’s experience is not an isolated incident. Targeting and recruiting veterans is such a common practice among for-profit colleges that it prompted Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois to introduce legislation which would eliminate the financial incentive for these colleges to aggressively recruit veterans into pricey programs.6 A report in the Chicago Tribune explains that “military veterans are being aggressively recruited… because of their lucrative forms of federal aid, such as GI Bill funds and Department of Defense tuition assistance benefits.” Such funds are not bound by the 90/10 rule, which bars the for-profits from deriving more than 90 percent of their revenue from the Department of Education’s federal student-aid programs.

The article goes on to discuss WaPo/Kaplan lobbying and allegations of insider trading on Kaplan stock.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/03/09/washington-post-neck-deep-in-for-profit-higher-ed-scandal/