Check out Margaret and Helen’s blog: “My name is Helen Philpot. I am 82 years old. My grandson taught me how to do this so that I could “blog” with my best friend Margaret Schmechtman who I met in college almost 60 years ago. I have three children with my husband Harold. Margaret has three dogs with her husband Howard. I live in Texas and Margaret lives in Maine.” Great furious post on the Susan G. Komen fiasco here.
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Oh how I hope they’re real!!
Me too. They address ‘are we real?’in their faq. But who knows? A lovely invention if they’re an invention.
Great stuff. I like this line–“Helen, dear, the only thing I know for sure is Newt Gingrich will be one challenging role for that Meryl Streep to play.”
Apparently a number of people think they could be bored undergraduates. I wish.
I did think the vocabulary (“asshat”?) lacked a certain … verisimilitude. But who knows. Pretty funny site either way.
After the pink pistol affair, one should be suspicious, but that’s politics.
It does not strike me as the work of bored undergraduates. It’s either authentic or the work of political professionals.
@s.wallerstein: That was my sense too. It’s well written, funny, and pretty well put together. Not a casual hoax/joke if it’s not real.
I’d say that it’s authentic, now that I investigate a bit more.
They have posts going back to 2007, more or less written in the same style, perhaps simpler, but the blogger probably gets more self-assured with time.
Some people are very late bloomers.
Noam Chomsky is 83, and no one doubts his complete lucidity.
Oh, it’s not their lucidity I was doubting. Rather they seemed too good to be true politically speaking.
Years of experience, years of not speaking out about what they see, and finally,
perhaps due to internet, an opportunity to speak out and perhaps also due to internet, learning a vocabulary or a discourse which allows them to frame what they see and to hope for positive reinforcement for what they say, positive reinforcement which may well not be available in their immediate circles in Texas and Maine.
I like that! :)
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