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bjkeefe
05-31-2010, 05:49 PM
I should have known that expecting one thread to be able to contain all the fauxtrage, paranoia, hypocrisy, and other hilarity was unrealistic. Since part 1 of this thread (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?t=4723) is now large enough to be sluggish on loading, let's start a new one.

And what better way to do so, than to call attention to Roy Edroso's latest column? In his introduction (http://alicublog.blogspot.com/2010/05/new-voice-column-up-about-rightblogger.html), he tells us what he has in store:

about the rightblogger reviews of [I]Sex and The City 2, and how they've changed their minds about the franchise since they found the new film talks smack about Arabs. It also contains what may be my favorite Rod Dreher quote of all time.

It is truly a fish-barrel full of laughs (http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/archives/2010/05/rightbloggers_o_10.php).

nikkibong
05-31-2010, 08:14 PM
It is truly a fish-barrel full of laughs (http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/archives/2010/05/rightbloggers_o_10.php).

ha! you read my mind!

you know how i feel about these threads, brendan, but i have to say edroso is really quite witty and i enjoy reading his stuff.

bjkeefe
05-31-2010, 08:28 PM
ha! you read my mind!

Preemptive strike. ;)

you know how i feel about these threads, brendan, but i have to say edroso is really quite witty and i enjoy reading his stuff.

Yep, Roy can purely write, can't he?

bjkeefe
06-01-2010, 01:10 AM
Man. I stop reading blogs for a couple of weeks, and ... whoa (http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2010/05/kill-the-17th-amendment/57323/):

Two recent Tea Party-backed candidates who had success in beating Washington-designated candidates are quite taken with the idea of repealing the 17th amendment. Ratified in 1913, it provides for the direct election of U.S. senators. Previously, state legislatures chose the senators. Lots of logistical problems resulted, but you could fairly attribute the popular constitutional amendment to the Progressive movement and to political entrepreneurs in the press. Well, newly-minted Republican nominee for Idaho's first congressional district Raul Labrador wants to repeal the amendment (http://www.idahostatesman.com/2010/04/30/v-print/1173015/only-2-major-candidates-complete.html).

As TalkingPointsMemo notes (http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/05/tea-party-call-to-repeal-the-17th-amendment-causing-problems-for-gop-candidates.php), "Supporters of the plan say that ending the public vote for Senators would give the states more power to protect their own interests in Washington (and of course, give all of us "more liberty" in the process.) As their process of 'vetting' candidates, some tea party groups have required candidates to weigh in on the idea of repeal in questionnaires."

It's become a part of the Tea Party orthodoxy, now. Being not sure about the amendment, or not knowing why the heck anyone would want to tinker with direct election of senators, marks you with the stink of the establishment. That's what Labrador's opponent, Vaughn Ward, found out when he flip-flopped in the issue.

Indeed, a U.S. senator might be elected with similar views; Tim Bridgewater was one (http://timbridgewater.com/issues-2/faqs/) of the two Tea Party-backed candidates to beat Robert Bennett at the Utah Republican convention a few weeks ago. He also supports a repeal of the mechanism that would probably put him in office.

Here is something I don't think Republican strategists in Washington...many of them, anyway, understand about conservative voters now. Their discontent with the party is NOT about ideology. It is, quite simply, about them. The consultants. The leaders. The people who were NOT able to prevent Obama from becoming president. The people who were NOT able to prevent health care from being signed into law, despite promising that it wouldn't be. The people who fed the bailout engine. So ideas that seem extreme and bizarre to the powers that be might be more accepted by discontented voters simply because the mainstream forces consider them to be extreme.

I'm not sure I agree with the concluding paragraph completely, but as to the facts: The idea that a supposed populist movement that has spent the past year yelling about "back-room deals" thinks the way to better the country is to take away the popular vote and, uh, return to back-room deals is nothing short of ... well, I don't even have a word.

Take it away, Cypress Hill (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAlNrtcPCLw).

(h/t: DougJ (http://www.balloon-juice.com/2010/05/31/i-learned-the-truth-at-seventeen/))

bjkeefe
06-01-2010, 02:11 PM
As long as we get Hanoi Dick!!!1!

Asks Aaron Blake (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/right-now/2010/06/would_orrin_hatchs_amendment_m.html), who is apparently "Dave Weigel" for today:

So Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduces an amendment (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/right-now/2010/05/orrin_hatch_introduces_amendme.html) making it a crime to lie about your military service, and just days later, a Republican senate candidate is caught misrepresenting his service.

The question is: Does the bill apply to Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) in the same way it applied to the original target -- Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D)? Would Kirk have committed a crime?


Anybody? Anybody?

The answer, according to Hatch’s office, is no.

Whoops, sorry (http://www.google.com/search?q=should+have+warned+you+to+sit+down+first+ site%3Adoghouseriley.blogspot.com). Should have warned you to sit down first.

bjkeefe
06-01-2010, 03:07 PM
Ladies and gentleman, I give you ... Tim Crawford of Indiana (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/right-now/2010/05/the_tragedy_of_tim_crawford.html)!

bjkeefe
06-01-2010, 05:51 PM
[...]

In addition to totally not being a criminal under the Orrin Hatch "Let's be a dick to Dick" law, it's starting to look like Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk is also totally not gay (http://www.towleroad.com/2010/06/mike-rogers-the-blogactive-blogger-featured-prominently-in-the-movie-outrage-for-his-role-in-outing-closeted-hypocritical.html), either.

(h/t: Ken Layne (http://wonkette.com/415734/is-gop-senate-candidate-mark-kirk-a-secret-gay-homosexual))

bjkeefe
06-01-2010, 09:00 PM
... you're incapable of being embarrassed (http://wonkette.com/415737/415737).

(That really is his nickname (http://www.google.com/search?q=bill+%22always+wrong%22+kristol).)

listener
06-02-2010, 12:32 AM
(That really is his nickname (http://www.google.com/search?q=bill+%22always+wrong%22+kristol).)

Kinda reminds me of another (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Peachfuzz) cartoon character...

bjkeefe
06-02-2010, 12:37 AM
Kinda reminds me of another (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Peachfuzz) cartoon character...

Heh. I like it. The only problem, though, is that Kristol's notion of leading is to stand at the back of the pack.

listener
06-02-2010, 02:31 AM
As long as we get Hanoi Dick!!!1!


This story even made it on to the TV machine (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/vp/37459210#37459210) last night, with lots of fun video clips of the good Capt. Kirk doing his thing.

(And Brendan, you will be pleased to note that due to this segment, my Web acronym education continues, and that my vocabulary has expanded to include IOKIYAR.)

bjkeefe
06-02-2010, 02:55 AM
This story even made it on to the TV machine (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/vp/37459210#37459210) last night, with lots of fun video clips of the good Capt. Kirk doing his thing.

(And Brendan, you will be pleased to note that due to this segment, my Web acronym education continues, and that my vocabulary has expanded to include IOKIYAR.)

Initialization, not acronym, to be fussy, which I almost never am. (Unless you've actually figured out how to pronounce this as a word. (You say ee-YOKE-ee-yar, I say eye-OAK-ee-yar? Maybe!)

But good! This is an important one. It explains a significant chunk, perhaps even the majority, of the core principles from which conservatives debate and the MSM reports.

listener
06-02-2010, 03:08 AM
Initialization, not acronym, to be fussy, which I almost never am.

Yeah, right, as if! ;)

(Unless you've actually figured out how to pronounce this as a word. (You say ee-YOKE-ee-yar, I say eye-OAK-ee-yar? Maybe!)

Definitely eye-OAK-ee-yar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2oEmPP5dTM)!! (Sheesh, isn't it obvious??!??/1!/?)


But good! This is an important one. It explains a significant chunk, perhaps even the majority, of the core principles from which conservatives debate and the MSM reports.

Glad you found it useful.

bjkeefe
06-02-2010, 03:23 AM
Yeah, right, as if! ;)

:D

And here is your "IOKIYAR, Memorial Day Edition (http://instaputz.blogspot.com/2010/05/iokiyar-memorial-day-edition.html)."

listener
06-02-2010, 03:29 AM
:D

And here is your "IOKIYAR, Memorial Day Edition (http://instaputz.blogspot.com/2010/05/iokiyar-memorial-day-edition.html)."

:D

One word: Bitburg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3mOWp13GMM).

bjkeefe
06-02-2010, 11:52 PM
Well, looka here. Erstwhile Florida GOP Chair Jim Greer, whom we last heard about (http://wonkette.com/410950/vulgar-florida-gop-chair-made-obama-give-non-socialist-education-speech-you-see) when he got his David Vitter model diapers in a twist because our Head Negro-In-Charge dared (was uppity enough to) give a speech to school children about how they should work hard, in school, as President, which is socialist, got busted again.

BUT!

It is not for anything involving small children (this time) (we think (http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com/archives/2010/06/exfl_gop_chair_1.php) -- "charges against the disgraced chairman were not immediately available"). Just probably something about feathering his nest with your (Teh Taxpayers™) munnies. Again.
____________________

http://img.wonkette.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/jimgreermug.jpg (http://wonkette.com/415753/ex-florida-gop-chair-arrested-for-something-involving-large-sums-of-illegal-money)

(Above: the face of anti-Socialism)
____________________

HOWEVER!

He was once (http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com/archives/2010/06/greer_charged_w.php) a "prominent backer of FL Gov. Charlie Crist," so, you know: NotARealConservative™, The End.

Anyway, click the mugshot above (or here (http://wonkette.com/415753/ex-florida-gop-chair-arrested-for-something-involving-large-sums-of-illegal-money), if for some reason you can't see it) to read all about yet another senior member of "the party of law and order, and personal responsibility, and financial responsibility, and family values, and grown-ups in charge," &c.

bjkeefe
06-03-2010, 01:48 AM
HOWEVER!

He was once (http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com/archives/2010/06/greer_charged_w.php) a "prominent backer of FL Gov. Charlie Crist," so, you know: NotARealConservative™, The End.

Do I Know My Wingnuts, Or What? (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2010/06/damage-control-alert1.html)

listener
06-03-2010, 03:43 AM
Do I Know My Wingnuts, Or What? (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2010/06/damage-control-alert1.html)

Do be assured that no one doubts your unparalleled knowledge of wingnuts (especially the caucasian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pterocarya_fraxinifolia) variety).

And not, by far, that this is your only good part, Brendan, but even if it were, I will always admire anyone who quotes Gomer Pyle. ;)

bjkeefe
06-03-2010, 04:21 AM
Well, gahhhhhh-lee!

listener
06-03-2010, 04:55 AM
Well, gahhhhhh-lee!

:D

bjkeefe
06-03-2010, 12:24 PM
In the latest news of cult-like behavior (cf. (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?t=3773)) among the few people who still consider themselves part of the GOP:

... the numbers outfit Public Policy Polling says 57% of South Carolina conservatives “pledge to vote for an unnamed primary challenger who is to Graham’s right,” ...

[...]

Only 32% of the “Palmetto Republicans” who stopped watching their shouty pundits long enough to answer the pollsters’ questions said they would reelect Graham ...

[...]

“It’s a good thing for Lindsey Graham that he’s not up for election again until 2014,” said PPP President Dean Debnam. “This is not a good climate for Republicans who have attempted to be bipartisan to be running in.”

The rest (http://wonkette.com/415763/lindsey-graham-cant-politically-satisfy-his-base).

bjkeefe
06-03-2010, 12:36 PM
In other news of South Carolina Republicans, there is more swirling innuendo swirling around about Nikki Haley having sexytime (http://wonkette.com/415773/another-south-carolina-republican-dude-claims-he-banged-nikki-haley) with yet another man, also not her husband.

These allegations (http://www.midlandsconnect.com/news/story.aspx?id=465430) are being pushed by rival Republicans, according (http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/06/03/1661276/haley-says-gop-rival-bauer-is.html) to Halley.

bjkeefe
06-03-2010, 12:56 PM
Rick Lazio "emerged as the Republican Party’s preferred candidate for governor at an often raucous convention in Manhattan on Wednesday," according to the NYT (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/03/nyregion/03repubs.html), via Ken Layne (http://wonkette.com/415771/white-house-offered-job-to-another-democrat-which-is-legally-murder).

Also:

Carl Paladino, a Buffalo developer popular among Tea Party advocates, ... finished a distant third out of four candidates ...

(title: cf. (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2009/11/move-over-mark-halperin.html))

bjkeefe
06-04-2010, 05:00 AM
In other news of South Carolina Republicans, there is more swirling innuendo swirling around about Nikki Haley having sexytime (http://wonkette.com/415773/another-south-carolina-republican-dude-claims-he-banged-nikki-haley) with yet another man, also not her husband.

These allegations (http://www.midlandsconnect.com/news/story.aspx?id=465430) are being pushed by rival Republicans, according (http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/06/03/1661276/haley-says-gop-rival-bauer-is.html) to Halley.

In the latest twist involving Nikki Haley, (who actually only has one L, unlike the comet) "questions" are being "asked" (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/06/03/sikh-and-ye-shall-find/) about the authenticity of her Christian faith.

(Actually, I probably should not have titled this post as I did, but maybe rather "Muslin Sikhrit?")

Anyway, self-appointed Grand Inquisitor David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network is hot to trot. Apparently, Haley had a statement on her campaign website, explaining how she loves Jesus and Jesus-loves-her-this-I-know, &c. And then the wording of the statement on that webpage was changed, slightly, some months later. And then ...

NOT GOOD ENOUGH, sez GIDB (http://blogs.cbn.com/thebrodyfile/archive/2010/06/03/nikki-haley-reflects-more-christian-tone.aspx):

The fact that the Haley campaigned changed the wording on the website led The Brody File to do some digging. The Brody File has uncovered documents and details that show an emphasis on her Sikh faith and traditions in 2004 when she was running for the State Legislature (even though she became a Christian 7 years earlier). Now that she’s running for Governor of the state, mentions of her Sikh faith are virtually non-existent. A legitimate question must be asked: After seeing how the faith issue hurt Mitt Romney and damaged Barack Obama to some extent as well, is Haley making a political decision by playing up her Christian faith (just like Obama did) and LOSING the Sikh emphasis?

I would dearly like to know what Nikki Haley said about Barack Obama back in 2008. Or, for that matter, and closer to (her) home, about (now US Senator from North Carolina) Kay Hagan (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2008/10/end-times.html). If her record is clean on this, then she has my sympathies. Religious litmus tests, especially as administered by douchenozzles like David Brody, have no place in our country.

Odds are, she probably had nothing to say back in 2008, and maybe even said some good things, given her life history. I will assume that to be true until I hear otherwise. (However, she still has 2.9999... strikes against her in any case, due to her seeking out the Palin endorsement, of course.)

However, if she maybe did a little of that ol' pile-on-pile-on back then, welp, the chickens have come home to roost, just as the good reverend rightly predicted. Kinda nice to see the GOP doing this to each other for a change, independent of Haley, and aside from how disgusting it is.

Uh ... The End.

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Oh, no, wait. Bonus! Click on over (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/06/03/sikh-and-ye-shall-find/) and discover how state Sen. Jake Knotts (R-SC) is JustLike™ Bill Maher! (? (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?t=5298))

bjkeefe
06-04-2010, 05:53 AM
[...]

Oh, no, wait. Bonus! Click on over (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/06/03/sikh-and-ye-shall-find/) and discover how state Sen. Jake Knotts (R-SC) is JustLike™ Bill Maher! (? (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?t=5298))

In looking for something else (how to spell Haley, if you must know), I came across this (http://www.wolo.com/article.php?id=3624&page=index), from the local ABC affiliate:

He says the show took his comment out of context and that he made it in jest. [...] Jake Knotts then issued an official apology to the lone female contender for governor: “I still believe Ms. Haley is pretending to be someone she is not, much as Obama did, but I apologize to both for an unintended slur."

http://thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/jknotts.jpg

(Above: the poster boy
for White Pride (via (http://thinkprogress.org/2010/06/03/sc-senator-weve-got-one-raghead-in-the-white-house-we-don%E2%80%99t-need-a-raghead-in-the-governor%E2%80%99s-mansion/)))

The local paper (http://www.thestate.com/2010/06/03/1315978/knotts-uses-slur-to-describe-haley.html) has it as:

Knotts said his comments were meant as humor.

“My ‘raghead’ comments about Obama and Haley were intended in jest,” Knotts said in a statement. “Bear in mind that this is a freewheeling, anything-goes Internet radio show that is broadcast from a pub. It’s like local political version of ‘Saturday Night Live.’

“Since my intended humorous context was lost in translation, I apologize. I still believe Ms. Haley is pretending to be someone she is not, much as Obama did, but I apologize to both for an unintended slur.”

So. Intended as humor! All right then! JustLike™ Maher! Let's Put This Behind Us And Move Forward™!

I.e., let's get back to the sexytime, yes?

The Knotts slur capped a day of elbow-throwing, in which Bauer challenged Haley to take a lie-detector test to prove she has not had a sexual affair, as the former Bauer campaign staffer claimed.

Bauer said he, too, would submit to a polygraph test to prove he had no part in pushing the story into the media.

“Nobody has been a better friend of transparency than Andre Bauer,” Bauer said in a news release. “ … Ms. Haley, on the other hand, speaks of transparency, but apparently only for other people, not for herself. And now, we learn that she is refusing to release phone and text messages which could clear up some of the unfortunate recent allegations.”

Bauer would be current Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, who is one of Haley's opponents in this gubernatorial race. Someone observed recently that Bauer is the sole reason Mark Sanford didn't get ousted from office after his "Appalachian Trail Hiking." (Rules of succession are troublesome things.)

Also: "Knotts is a longtime ally of" Bauer, sez the paper.

Wheels within wheels, man. Wheels within wheels.

In conclusion: will Andrew Breitbart offer $100,000 to anyone who can produce videotape to prove that he or she didn't have sexytime, is what's really important here.

==========

P.S. And speaking of getting the names of the players right, it occurs to me that it's really not Andre, but André. Either this local South Carolina paper is still stuck in 7-bit ASCII world OR they feel adding the accent might suggest (http://wonkette.com/409580/south-carolina-lt-governor-denies-being-insanely-gay) something unfortunate (http://wonkette.com/413350/andre-bauer-provides-cnn-with-his-most-awesome-phan-photo)? Or did Bauer change the spelling of his name? This would make him JustLike™ his Sikhrit Muslin opponent Nikki Haley, and by extension, JustLike™ Obama, which means ... JustLike™ Hitler!

Lie detector tests for everyone.

bjkeefe
06-05-2010, 06:09 AM
Paul McCartney!!!1! (http://alicublog.blogspot.com/2010/06/its-always-something-with-these-people.html).

But wait, I thought W had been deemed insufficiently pure?

Never mind demanding consistency from them, I guess. Meantime, stand by to prune The List (of "great conservative rock songs (http://wonkette.com/415777/conservative-lamers-again-pretending-popular-art-form-is-conservative)").

(Awww, even "Taxman?" That was by George, not Paul, right ...?)

listener
06-05-2010, 10:05 PM
Paul McCartney!!!1! (http://alicublog.blogspot.com/2010/06/its-always-something-with-these-people.html).

But wait, I thought W had been deemed insufficiently pure?

Never mind demanding consistency from them, I guess. Meantime, stand by to prune The List (of "great conservative rock songs (http://wonkette.com/415777/conservative-lamers-again-pretending-popular-art-form-is-conservative)").

(Awww, even "Taxman?" That was by George, not Paul, right ...?)

Jesus H. Christ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ6NL3iNNMs), give me a freakin' break!

Oh well, McCartney's used to having his band's records burned by these people (http://chainedandperfumed.wordpress.com/2009/09/06/thick-and-ordinary/)...


And yes, "Taxman" was George's song.

bjkeefe
06-05-2010, 11:02 PM
Jesus H. Christ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ6NL3iNNMs), give me a freakin' break!

Heh. One thing that would be nice about being (even) older than I am would be to have been alive back when John made that statement, just to enjoy TEH OUTRAGE!!!1!

As it happens, I did a stint in the rock and roll biz, some decades later, and one thing I remember from those good times was the use, among us sound-nerd types, of the highest compliment that could be paid; e.g., "Great drum mix. That floor tom sounded like the voice of God."

This eventually mutated into "that sounded like God."

So in addition to wishing I could have been around to poke the ur-wingnuts after John said that thing, I would also like a time machine, to bring them tapes of what he evidently wrought.

Oh well, McCartney's used to having his band's records burned by these people (http://chainedandperfumed.wordpress.com/2009/09/06/thick-and-ordinary/)...

Indeed. The idea of Sir Paul being perturbed by what The Walrus of Newsbusters, or any of those other cranks, say about him is just delicious to contemplate.


And yes, "Taxman" was George's song.

Sorry for not making it clear, but yes, I did know that. I was trying to speak as one of Tehm.

listener
06-06-2010, 05:14 AM
Heh. One thing that would be nice about being (even) older than I am would be to have been alive back when John made that statement, just to enjoy TEH OUTRAGE!!!1!

Looking back on it (after all those years ago (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7KAC3yv0Ms)), Lennon's remarks at that press conference seem so well-put, especially considering the enormous media pressure that he was under at the time.


As it happens, I did a stint in the rock and roll biz

Really! If you don't mind saying, in what capacity?

Indeed. The idea of Sir Paul being perturbed by what The Walrus of Newsbusters, or any of those other cranks, say about him is just delicious to contemplate.

Yes. As though he would or should give a f*ck. (LOL "Walrus")

Sorry for not making it clear, but yes, I did know that. I was trying to speak as one of Tehm.


Duly noted. I did not mean to cast aspersions upon your Beatleological knowledge. :)

bjkeefe
06-06-2010, 05:21 AM
Really! If you don't mind saying, in what capacity?

A bunch of (slightly) different gigs: roadie for several local/regional bands, worked for a mobile recording studio for a bit, for a couple of sound companies, like that. Most of my time, though, was spent as stage manager at a big nightclub that offered original music exclusively (no cover bands), which was great -- got to see different bands every night, saw a bunch who later turned out to be fairly or very big, etc. Good times.

Duly noted. I did not mean to cast aspersions upon your Beatleological knowledge. :)

Heh. I don't actually know that much about them, but I couldn't have you thinking I didn't at least know that.

bjkeefe
06-07-2010, 12:31 AM
The following, not to be confused with a picture of TSOF watching his Toy Story and Tinkerbell videos, is my new favorite RaciSt McCain portrait (http://www.sadlyno.com/archives/31411.html) (Not Safe For Small Children or the Easily Nauseated). But the rest of you should have this image stuck in your mind, every time you read any of his typed-out grotesquery that our commitment to free speech challenges us to endure.

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/594/rsmccainbytintin.jpg

(Credit: Tintin (http://www.sadlyno.com/archives/31411.html))

Bonus: good Shorter at the link.

bjkeefe
06-07-2010, 03:38 AM
Paul McCartney!!!1! [...] (http://alicublog.blogspot.com/2010/06/its-always-something-with-these-people.html).

A follow-up report: "Epic waaaah (http://www.balloon-juice.com/2010/06/06/epic-waaaah/)."

Me, I'd'a gone with "Epic Wah-Wah," but in fairness, that's probably better saved for the next time the wingnuts flip out over Jimi Hendrix.

bjkeefe
06-07-2010, 01:44 PM
Timothy Egan's latest column in the NYT is worth a look (http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/06/backward-into-the-future/). He discusses the recent fondness some of the teabaggers have for overturning the 17th Amendment (noted earlier (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=163399#post163399)), and adds discussion of the wish by the same sort of people -- notably, Ayn Rand Paul -- to overturn the 14th Amendment (!).

listener
06-07-2010, 02:51 PM
A follow-up report: "Epic waaaah (http://www.balloon-juice.com/2010/06/06/epic-waaaah/)."

Awww... *sniff*

Me, I'd'a gone with "Epic Wah-Wah," but in fairness, that's probably better saved for the next time the wingnuts flip out over Jimi Hendrix.

Yes, that would seem to be the prudent course of action.

bjkeefe
06-07-2010, 04:39 PM
http://img.wonkette.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/page1a.jpg

Moar. (http://wonkette.com/415825/thats-objectivist-ayn-rand-in-the-21st-century)

Some info (http://wonkette.com/415829/benjamin-frisch-is-president-of-interns).

bjkeefe
06-09-2010, 04:22 AM
It's just that (http://gawker.com/5553239/study-tea-party-uncomfortable-with-minorities) ...

Tea Party Uncomfortable With Minorities

Original news report and link to full PDF here (http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politicsnorthwest/2012005031_new_poll_looks_at_tea_party_vi.html).

bjkeefe
06-09-2010, 08:39 PM
The beauty of conspiracy thinking is that everything can be made to tie together, as demonstrated below, by Glenn Beck's biggest fan (http://gawker.com/5559349/finally-obamas-british-past-connected-to-scandalous-british-present)(?).

http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/8652/thelatestwrinkle.png

listener
06-10-2010, 05:41 AM
Sharron Angle (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/vp/37604911#37604911), Repbulican nominee for US Senate: Campaigner against fluoride, advocate of the return to Prohibition, secession from the UN, and abolition of EPA, Dept. of Energy, Dept. of Education, the IRS tax code, Social Security and Medicare.

bjkeefe
06-11-2010, 02:21 AM
Prominent Amazon storefront owner and not-at-all-a-grifter the GHEMRotRSTF would like you to pay (http://www.redstate.com/erick/2010/06/08/redstate-gathering-2010/) $125/night for "some quality down time for RedStaters to hang out," in Texas, in summer.

http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/8605/erickwithhappymeal.jpg

Make your reservations now!

(h/t: Instaputz (http://instaputz.blogspot.com/2010/06/redstate-misc.html) | title: cf. (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2009/05/22/tragic-the-gathering-is-go/) | pic. source: Go12)

listener
06-11-2010, 02:55 AM
Sharron Angle (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/vp/37604911#37604911), Repbulican nominee for US Senate: Campaigner against fluoride, advocate of the return to Prohibition, secession from the UN, and abolition of EPA, Dept. of Energy, Dept. of Education, the IRS tax code, Social Security and Medicare.

Sharron Angle update (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/vp/37628473#37628473): How the Republican Party is trying to find a way to re-brand their new Senatorial candidate, who makes Michele Bachmann look like Dennis Kucinich.

bjkeefe
06-11-2010, 05:02 AM
Sharron Angle update (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/vp/37628473#37628473): How the Republican Party is trying to find a way to re-brand their new Senatorial candidate, who makes Michele Bachmann look like Dennis Kucinich.

Let's start a pool in which we try to guess the day where the first Republican official tries to blame Harry Reid for Sharrrrrrrrrrron Angle.

cragger
06-12-2010, 07:51 PM
Not so sure it fits with the, I suppose it would be called spirit of this thread, but it does involve some folks who undoubtedly consider themselves "of the Right":

I recently had occasion to be travelling out west and punching the radio scan button searching for something other than radio preachers or folks singing about their trucks. Came across some sort of talk show about guns. Having had a couple .22s as a lad, I stopped there to listen. After responding to one "what should I buy, I want an assault rifle" call, the host spent the remainder of the show ranting about a hotel chain.

It seems some gun group had a meeting in one of their hotels, and knickers have been severely twisted ever since the hotel effectively told them they were welcome to hold the meeting, but please leave the weaponry outside. Well by God! These folks were hopping mad, organizing a boycott of the hotel chain, spitting bullets and blowing the shell casings out of their asses. One of them was in a controlling position in some company (no idea if it had anything to do with guns) and was going to ban employees and underlings from using that hotel chain during travel. The Word was being spread to the faithful that The Enemy was at hand by radio, mailings, and the internet.

Which strikes me as pretty odd. First off, you would think gun nuts would be pretty happy these days. There are no new gun control laws in sight, and in fact restrictions on guns have been being removed steadily for some time. When you are getting what you want, relax and enjoy it. Maybe any emotion other than anger is just too foreign to them. It did sound a bit like these fellows might pack a magnum into the bathroom and point it at their bowels and order them to get moving or else.

It seems like perfect ideological purity is all they were able to handle. After all, the hotel chain wasn't engaged in any anti-gun campaign. They weren't proposing any laws or contributing money to any cause or politician. They were a place of business open to the general public, one which included both a bar and a restaurant that serves alcohol which they might reasonably think mixes with firearms about as well as it does with autos. A business that provides accomodation to folks and families and which offers no hunting in the hallways or target practice at the ice machine and realistically has to consider the ugly consequences of some armed guest, whether boozed up or not, popping off a round by accident and wasting someone else in an adjoining room.

The outrage seemed a bit like motorcyclists flipping out over not being able to bring their bikes inside, ride them in the halls, or park them in their rooms.

Just a postcard from the USA in the year 2010.

Ocean
06-12-2010, 08:18 PM
It's the threat to their sense of entitlement.

listener
06-14-2010, 11:27 PM
From Republican nominee for Senate Sharron Angle's campaign website:

The government must continue to keep its contract with seniors who entered into the system in good faith and now are depending on that contract. Free market alternatives, which offer retirement choices to employees and employers, must be developed and offered to those still in their wage earning years, as the Social Security system is transitioned out.


From Sharron Angle's interview yesterday on Fox "News" (sorry, the irony quotes just appeared of their own volition):

Interviewer: "Some have said that you are out to get rid of Social Security. That's not true, right?"

Sharron Angle: "That's nonsense. I've always said that we need to make the lockbox, a lockbox, put the money in there for our senior citizens. They came here in good faith, paying into a system that [Nevada Senator] Harry Reid has put an IOU in for 24 years, he has been raiding Social Security, and what we need to do is personalize Social Security and Medicare so that the government can no longer raid it."

[source (http://www.mynews4.com/story.php?id=20017&n=122)]

listener
06-15-2010, 12:38 AM
Some broader reporting (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/vp/37697837#37697837) of the spot-removal process, courtesy of Rachel Maddow and sometime BHTVer Chris Hayes.

kezboard
06-15-2010, 08:22 AM
Sharron Angle: "That's nonsense. I've always said that we need to make the lockbox, a lockbox, put the money in there for our senior citizens. They came here in good faith, paying into a system that [Nevada Senator] Harry Reid has put an IOU in for 24 years, he has been raiding Social Security, and what we need to do is personalize Social Security and Medicare so that the government can no longer raid it."

But that quote actually means "I want to privatize Social Security", which, you know, actually means "I want to get rid of Social Security". I guess she's been able to spin at least one of her crazy ideas.

Anyway, Sharron Angle has now replaced Michael Steele as my favorite Republican.

bjkeefe
06-15-2010, 12:57 PM
But that quote actually means "I want to privatize Social Security", which, you know, actually means "I want to get rid of Social Security". I guess she's been able to spin at least one of her crazy ideas.

Anyway, Sharron Angle has now replaced Michael Steele as my favorite Republican.

And this should only help: connections with Scientology (http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/05/sharron-angle-attacked-for-alleged-scientology-ties.php), plus past membership in a fringe political party (http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/06/sharron-angle-and-the-independent-american-party.php) that makes Todd Palin's affiliations look mainstream.

bjkeefe
06-15-2010, 05:38 PM
As in Glenn Beck's fiction debut! [insert obvs. joke here]

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/1616/glennbeckistotallynothi.jpg
Above:totally not Hitler

Media Matters got hold of a copy a few days before most everyone else. Their review is here (http://mediamatters.org/blog/201006110032).

Jim Newell (http://gawker.com/5564236/glenn-becks-novel-released-how-great-is-it) has a review review up, for your further reading pleasure.

Countdown to wingnuts furiously typing that we cannot make fun of Beck's book unless WE HAVE READ EVERY WORD FOR OURSELVES in 5..., 4..., 3...

(pic. source (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/14/AR2010061405423.html))

bjkeefe
06-16-2010, 06:48 PM
Sharron Angle (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/vp/37604911#37604911), Repbulican nominee for US Senate: Campaigner against fluoride, advocate of the return to Prohibition, secession from the UN, and abolition of EPA, Dept. of Energy, Dept. of Education, the IRS tax code, Social Security and Medicare.

And, your Wonkette (http://wonkette.com/416033/why-wont-sharon-angle-talk-to-the-press-about-her-plans-for-armed-insurrection#ixzz0r3iOj7ti) wonders:

Why Won’t Sharon Angle Talk To The Press About Her Plans For Armed Insurrection?

(I'd like to know why my Wonkette won't give Sharrrrrrrron all of her due Rs.)

listener
06-16-2010, 07:09 PM
(I'd like to know why my Wonkette won't give Sharrrrrrrron all of her due Rs.)

Probably to compensate for all the extra ones you've given her. ;)

uncle ebeneezer
06-16-2010, 07:16 PM
Oh my. This shit makes Danielle Steele look like Tolstoy. If this book sells 100K copies, I give up on the human race.

bjkeefe
06-19-2010, 01:17 AM
You know how RealPatriotAmericans have been on to Rahm Emanuel (http://www.google.com/cse?cx=007432832765683203066%3Azj_ist-lct4&ie=UTF-8&q=Rahm+Emanuel+never+let+a+crisis+go+to+waste&sa=Search&siteurl=www.google.com%2Fcse%2Fhome%3Fcx%3D0074328 32765683203066%253Azj_ist-lct4) since Day 1 of the End of America, 20 Jan 2009?

From the NYT, 8 September 2005 (http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/08/opinion/08brooks.html):

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/1245/proofthebrooksobamaaxis.png

Screen shot taken, because no telling how long the Chicago thugs will let this stay up!!!1!

Never mind not being a RealConservative. How long has David Brooks been printing Obamaganda???1?

(h/t: Erick Malkin-Geller (http://doghouseriley.blogspot.com/2010/06/what-difference-day-four-years-makes.html), incognito)

bjkeefe
06-20-2010, 01:29 AM
... thought balloons.

http://a.yfrog.com/img192/7918/xq0.jpg

Everything that comes to mind for the left-hand side is probably not suitable for this polite forum. For the right side, I'm gonna go with: Is this what acid reflux feels like? Gosh darn it. I gotta up my appearance fee. Faking a smile for this ain't worth a measly $100K.

And oh, yeah. You just know the GHEMRotRSTF posted this picture three (http://yfrog.com/fv2u9j) separate (http://yfrog.com/0c7xkrj) times (http://yfrog.com/5cxq0j).

bjkeefe
06-20-2010, 03:44 PM
... thought balloons. [...]

And speaking of the GHEMRotRSTF, here is a juxtaposition for you to enjoy:

28 March 2010 (http://mediamatters.org/blog/201003280011):

... I've actually reached the point where people listen to what I say and care about what I say and, frankly, it was a wake-up call to me that I had to grow up in how I write.

17 June 2010 (http://whiskeyfire.typepad.com/whiskey_fire/2010/06/comedy-of-the-first-proportion.html), as part of his thoughts (thought balloons?) about Obama pushing BP into agreeing to form the compensation fund:

Were this a Republican administration the New York Times would be screaming about incest.

bjkeefe
06-21-2010, 02:13 AM
Apparently: "How many Texans does it take to decide whether a university dormitory should be named for a Reconstruction-era Klansman? (http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2010/06/how-many-texans-does-it-take-to-decide-whether-a-university-dormitory-should-be-named-for-a-reconstruction-era-klansman)"

This story (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7041821.html) is a couple of weeks old, but it bears watching. First report is due at the end of this month.

bjkeefe
06-21-2010, 02:22 PM
Proposed by Scott Lemieux (http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2010/06/today-in-sucking-up-to-the-nitwits-who-destroyed-the-gulf-coast-wingnuttery): a belief held by those in the state of full-metal wingnuttery attained by the likes of Colonel "William A. Jacobson" Mustard:

... the Constitution should be correctly understood as enacting Sarah Palin’s Facebook posts.

Sadly, it appears that B'head Reihan Salam is attaining this state. Must be something in the Kool-Aid at NRO.

bjkeefe
06-22-2010, 01:27 AM
Via Athenae (http://www.first-draft.com/2010/06/he-stands-on-a-wall.html): There's a reason we call it Clownhall (http://townhall.com/columnists/AllenHunt/2010/06/21/obamas_proud_muslim_moment?page=1), y'know:

Despite an ever-spewing undersea oil well, another increase in weekly jobless claims, and a nation ablaze with immigration concerns, President Obama has finally received good news. His approval ratings are declining dramatically in the Muslim world.

And:

However, a recent news story should give Americans hope that the Muslim world may well have a new reason not to like President Obama.

Nothing like a chickenhawk with a fresh woodie. Forget wanting Obama -- and hence America -- to fail, this Allen http://media.townhall.com/Townhall/colpics/columnistahunt.gif clown hates the whole world and won't be happy until it's plunged into turmoil.

Well away from his ...

... barbecue, bluegrass music, hiking, college sports, and stock car racing ...

... of course.

Oh, and ...

God, family and a full life of joy.

... also, too.

bjkeefe
06-23-2010, 06:57 PM
http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/245/flashinglightdr4.gif RACISM IS PROVED TO BE NON-EXISTENT, AMONG TEABAGGERS!!!1! http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/245/flashinglightdr4.gif

Because (according to Benjamin Frisch (http://wonkette.com/416246/mike-huckabees-gay-vocabulary-is-enormous)) harkin's favorite blogger, Hateway Pundit (http://biggovernment.com/jhoft/2010/06/23/why-is-the-democratic-media-complex-hiding-this-photo/), has found a picture of a black person holding an Obama=Hitler sign!!!1!

Haha!!!1! Suck on that, libtards!!!1!

Also revealed: all those other Obama=Hitler signs you've seen?

What the media purposely omitted from their stories was the fact that the protesters waving these astroturfed Obama-Hitler signs were radical left-wing extremists.

And the really important question:

http://biggovernment.com/files/userphoto/1146.thumbnail.jpg WHY IS THE DEMOCRATIC-MEDIA COMPLEX HIDING THIS PHOTO?

Uh-oh. Wait a second. Hateway's just revealed himself to be impure. He said Democratic. He's in big trouble now.

bjkeefe
06-27-2010, 05:02 AM
... from Roger Ailes (http://rogerailes.blogspot.com/2010/06/palinmcchrystal-12.html):

Palin/McChrystal '12.

You will be reading that (somewhere other than here) in the next 24 minutes. It will be the leading wingnut wet dream by this time tomorrow.

He may be right (http://www.google.com/cse?cx=007432832765683203066%3Azj_ist-lct4&ie=UTF-8&q=Palin%2FMcChrystal+2012&sa=Search&siteurl=www.google.com%2Fcse%2Fhome%3Fcx%3D0074328 32765683203066%253Azj_ist-lct4).

Ocean
06-27-2010, 10:00 AM
... from Roger Ailes (http://rogerailes.blogspot.com/2010/06/palinmcchrystal-12.html):



He may be right (http://www.google.com/cse?cx=007432832765683203066%3Azj_ist-lct4&ie=UTF-8&q=Palin%2FMcChrystal+2012&sa=Search&siteurl=www.google.com%2Fcse%2Fhome%3Fcx%3D0074328 32765683203066%253Azj_ist-lct4).

Are the Republicans suicidal?

Nah... it's a joke! Right? http://forums.randi.org/images/smilies/wacky%20emoticons%20addon%20pack%202/unsure.gif

bjkeefe
06-27-2010, 04:18 PM
Are the Republicans suicidal?

No, but I think a number of extreme conservatives are close to being so, in that they are so bent on purifying the Republican Party, so anti-"elitist," and so warped with hatred for Obama that they'd rather turn the GOP into the party of the fringe than win elections (e.g. (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2009/11/move-over-mark-halperin.html)). Or, and more to the point, suffer any compromise with reality and their other perceived enemies in order to address the nation's problems.

Nah... it's a joke! Right? http://forums.randi.org/images/smilies/wacky%20emoticons%20addon%20pack%202/unsure.gif

You can kiss that WaPo job good-bye, that's for sure. ;)

bjkeefe
06-27-2010, 04:50 PM
From 'fur's favorite website:

My name is Sam Besserman, I'm eleven years old, I live in Beverly Hills, California, and ever since I can remember I have been subjected to political bias in school. The first time I noticed the bias was actually in preschool ...

This article goes on forever, and as Roy Edroso observes (http://alicublog.blogspot.com/2010/06/minor-offense.html), if it's a joke (or channeling by someone older), none of the True Believers in the comments has caught on.

==========

(Krohn? (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=105301&highlight=creepy+creepier#post105301))

bjkeefe
06-27-2010, 10:32 PM
... Larry "Whitey Tape (http://nomoremister.blogspot.com/2010/06/conspiracies-so-vast-well-i-thoroughly.html)" Johnson?

Apparently, people who read 'fur's favorite blog are! And those people still pay attention to Flowbee, because where else can you get the 190-proof crazy? And has he got a new "inside information" conspiracy theory (http://nomoremister.blogspot.com/2010/06/conspiracies-so-vast-well-i-thoroughly.html) for you!

... I’m troubled by a key unanswered question–who made the decision to let the Rolling Stone reporter embed with McChrystal?

This was a set up of General McChrystal. While I'm not a personal friend, I worked under his command for several years and know that he frowned on sharing anything with the media. In fact, I'm certain he did not invite the Rolling Stone reporter into his lair.

[...]

UPDATE: Here’s what I think happened. Rolling Stone asked someone at the White House or DOD for permission to do a piece on the counter insurgency progress in Afghanistan. McChrystal was told to let the reporter accompany them. He thought that the piece being done was on the counter insurgency. Boy, was he wrong. [...]

==========

[Added] I had forgotten the byline for the article at the first link. I just have it bookmarked as the definitive piece on Flowbee's meltdown. Hmmm! Almost like this guy is a real reporter or something, innit?

AemJeff
06-27-2010, 10:41 PM
Charles Johnson took a peek (http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/36634_Robert_Stacy_McCains_Sitemeter_Username-_Porch_Monkey) at the HTML source for RS "The Other (No I'm Not a Racist)" McCain's Sitemeter entry on his blog page. Guess what charming username Stacy chose for himself?

s32porchmanque

manque = "monkey"

Not A Racist!

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/pictures/20100627RSMcCainsWardrobe.jpg (http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/36632_Robert_Stacy_McCain-_Man_of_Many_Hats)

bjkeefe
06-27-2010, 10:43 PM
... Larry "Whitey Tape (http://nomoremister.blogspot.com/2010/06/conspiracies-so-vast-well-i-thoroughly.html)" Johnson?

Apparently, people who read 'fur's favorite blog are! And those people still pay attention to Flowbee, because where else can you get the 190-proof crazy? And has he got a new "inside information" conspiracy theory (http://nomoremister.blogspot.com/2010/06/conspiracies-so-vast-well-i-thoroughly.html) for you! [...]

And speaking on conspiracies, which seems more likely to you?

1. Obama engineered McChrystal's fall so that he could appoint Petraeus, so that Petraeus couldn't run against him in 2012.

2. Obama engineered McChrystal's fall so that he could appoint Petraeus, so that when Petraeus fails to win in Afghanistan, Obama will have cover to withdraw.

Important Michelle Malkin poolboy Allahpundit (http://nomoremister.blogspot.com/2010/06/fiendishly-clever-except-for-it-wont.html) might be onto something!

(I'll add as an aside that nothing says wingnut like continuing to use "The One" every time you write a blog post about Obama. It's as lame as that clown here, who keeps typing "Change you can believe in!!!1!" Sad, because I remember for a moment or two there when it actually seemed (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2009/05/gop-we-got-nothin-so-heres-what-we-got.html) like Allahpundit was threatening to rejoin the reality-based community.)

bjkeefe
06-28-2010, 03:01 AM
http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/7308/crosseyedlouie499y.jpg
(Looking you straight in the eye,
telling you to be very, very afraid.)
___________________________________

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Obvs., Texas-Surprised?), last seen (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=166698&highlight=gohmert#post166698) reading a Palin-approved (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=166889#post166889) column on the House floor which asserted that Obama=Hitler, is back with more commonsense conservatism!

Gohmert: There's A Diabolical 30-Year Plot To Have Terrorist Babies Born In U.S.! (VIDEO)

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) went to the House floor Thursday night, to warn of a diabolical terrorist plot (http://politicalcorrection.org/blog/201006250005) -- with a 20-30 year timeline.

The plot involves arranging for a child to be born in the United States -- then training them in an isolated environment abroad, ready to dispatch them back here to commit violence after a quick two or three decades.

The rest (http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/06/gohmert-theres-a-diabolical-30-year-plot-to-have-terrorist-babies-born-in-us-video.php).

listener
06-28-2010, 03:04 AM
From 'fur's favorite website:



This article goes on forever, and as Roy Edroso observes (http://alicublog.blogspot.com/2010/06/minor-offense.html), if it's a joke (or channeling by someone older), none of the True Believers in the comments has caught on.

==========

(Krohn? (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=105301&highlight=creepy+creepier#post105301))

Eleven years old?? Heck, that kid's got nothing on me. At only eight days old, I was subjected to genital mutilation simply because I was Jewish...

bjkeefe
06-28-2010, 05:09 PM
The latest wingnut round-up from Roy Edroso is now available.

Intro here (http://alicublog.blogspot.com/2010_06_27_archive.html#9023121645208864203), full column here (http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/archives/2010/06/at_gay_pride_ri.php).

bjkeefe
07-01-2010, 12:19 AM
Why do the lackeys of this prominent conservative leader ...

http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/4677/brentbozell.jpg

... want them to starve (http://yglesias.thinkprogress.org/2010/06/conservatives-for-malnourished-children/)?

Must be more of that Family Values™ thing.

(h/t: Riley Waggaman (http://wonkette.com/416348/matt-taibbi-dumps-lloyd-blankfein-finds-a-new-lady-to-hate))

bjkeefe
07-01-2010, 04:48 AM
[...]

Must be more of that Family Values™ thing.

And speaking of conservatives and their Family Values™ (http://wonkette.com/416393/drunk-michigan-house-speaker-rides-bicycle-totes-gun-to-impress-his-children), how about "[f]ormer Michigan Speaker of the House Republican Craig DeRoche," who "was arrested Sunday morning after friends and family called police because DeRoche was drunk and carrying around a gun ...?"

He says (http://craigderoche.com/2009/10/my-friend-mitt-romney/) he is "fortunate to have a great friend in Mitt Romney." Who, DeRoche says, "seems to have that magic touch!"

Okay, then! Must be why the police "were able to convince him to put down the child before arresting him."

bjkeefe
07-02-2010, 03:58 PM
Great news from the "Don't be evil" company:

Now isn't that nice? To make up for civil-unioned gay employees' shortfall in tax benefits versus married straight employees, Google is giving them a pay raise (http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/tech/Google-to-Pay-More-for-Gay-Employees-97581254.html) to cover the discrepancy. Conservatives should approve: No public funds expended and, after all, the new conservatism is enlightened and tolerant, not like those liberals have been trying to --

Oh, yeah. Those New Conservatives™ sure are walking their talk on this one. Roy Edroso has gathered up (http://alicublog.blogspot.com/2010/07/how-come-they-can-call-each-other.html) their reactions. You will be shocked, shocked.

bjkeefe
07-02-2010, 06:27 PM
Great news from the "Don't be evil" company:

[...]

Oh, yeah. Those New Conservatives™ sure are walking their talk on this one. Roy Edroso has gathered up (http://alicublog.blogspot.com/2010/07/how-come-they-can-call-each-other.html) their reactions. You will be shocked, shocked.

On a related note, from Zach Weiner/Sunday Morning Breakfast Cereal (http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1904):


http://www.smbc-comics.com/comics/20100610.gif (http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=1904)

bjkeefe
07-02-2010, 11:46 PM
I wish I were kidding about this (http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/attytood/We_areGlenn_Beck_Introducing_Glenn_Beck_U_seriousl y.html):

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/6359/070110beckulogo.jpg

Yes. Glenn Beck University (http://wonkette.com/416433/glenn-beck-starts-college-that-will-be-better-than-all-other-colleges-combined).

There is no point so low that some grifters won't sink to it, and there is no thing so stupid that some wingnuts won't eagerly give it their money.

Am I paranoid to ask how long until this becomes compulsory?

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/1616/glennbeckistotallynothi.jpg
Sig heil!!!1!

bjkeefe
07-03-2010, 01:03 AM
At least until next week (http://wonkette.com/416438/terrible-new-tanning-tax-leads-to-orange-riots-insane-commentary#more-416438), probably!

"We're undergoing a for-profit industrial genocide, which is going to wipe us out at the hands of the dermatological industry."

What provoked this not-at-all hysterical outcry?

Correct! The tanning bed tax! (Which went into effect while you were distracted, watching the United States of Uruguay defeat Soviet Ghanastan.)

Was this sobby sob-sob said by this frequently sobbing guy, Agent Orange, ...

http://img.wonkette.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/3c8d47d9952342734e-241x300.jpg

... who is always in the bars, according (http://thinkprogress.org/2010/07/01/boehner-fundraising-hard-work/) to Walter "Joe Scarborough" Cronkite, and therefore has to be held upright by his friends for photo-ops?

Surprisingly, no. Except that today, we are all James "Tanned Bum" Oliver (http://www.stylelist.com/2010/04/07/indoor-tanning-tax-passed-for-better-health-but-industry-cries/).

Thanks for hating our freedoms, Nobama!

[Added] Pro tip from leading conservative fashion magazine (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704334604575338921377737914.html?m od=WSJ_LifeStyle_Lifestyle_5), which should totally ease the minds of everyone mentioned above, by headlining:

... but Spray-On Jobs Are Cool

handle
07-03-2010, 07:13 PM
I wish I were kidding about this (http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/attytood/We_areGlenn_Beck_Introducing_Glenn_Beck_U_seriousl y.html):

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/6359/070110beckulogo.jpg



Let me guess... prerequisites include at least 20 years of severe alcoholism followed by a short stint in rehab. Graduates will have experienced a deep, profound, and delusional realization of self importance, and developed world class skills in patriotic projection and mass indoctrination rivaling the most successful organized religions, und eefen za furrer!

The Buffalo on the crest bears particular significance for me, as only yesterday I was trying to imagine what kind of cruel, thoughtless 19th century yahoos would have shot, wounded and killed many of them from a moving train just for yuks, leaving the carcasses behind to rot.
Then it hit me! People like Sarah Palen and Glen Beck, that's who.

Hell, there was more than enough of them big ugly cows out there anyways! 'Sides, weuns was jist funnin!

Added: Too bad the big nasty government put a stop to the ever so fun open season on anything indigenous to the region... killjoys!

bjkeefe
07-05-2010, 12:24 AM
I wish I were kidding about this (http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/attytood/We_areGlenn_Beck_Introducing_Glenn_Beck_U_seriousl y.html):

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/6359/070110beckulogo.jpg

Yes. Glenn Beck University (http://wonkette.com/416433/glenn-beck-starts-college-that-will-be-better-than-all-other-colleges-combined). [...]

Over at Wonkette, I noted (http://wonkette.com/416433/glenn-beck-starts-college-that-will-be-better-than-all-other-colleges-combined#comment-611440) with amusement one of the names of Glenn Beck's "professors." I was going to make a joke about another of them -- David "At Least I'm Not Joe" Barton -- but for whatever reason, I didn't.

Maybe it was my subconscious telling me I should stop goofing around and start remembering something else about him (http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2010/07/will-there-be-acid-please-tell-me-there-will-be-acid)?

Beck’s “expert” in the field of history happens to be David Barton, a conveyor belt for millennialist pseudohistory whose lack of relevant academic credentials made him a perfect fit for one of the teams selected by the Texas Board of Education to revise the state’s social studies curriculum. (His contributions to the process were, it seems, scrupulously dishonest (http://tfninsider.org/2010/04/19/david-bartons-contempt-for-teachers/).) Barton’s necrophilia for George Washington, James Madison and the rest of the founders is legendary; if you have an annoying Facebook friend who’s constantly posting Jeebusly-themed quotations from early American statesmen, the quotation more likely than not derives from Barton’s work. More likely than not the quotations are also unsourced fabrications (http://candst.tripod.com/boston2.htm), but that’s never really bothered Barton, whose attitude seems to be that God wouldn’t have inspired someone to invent them if they didn’t somehow capture the essence of what the founders actually believed.

I guess we shouldn't worry too much about fabricated quotations, since Glenn Beck will be in charge, and his reputation for intellectual honesty and a command of history (http://www.times-standard.com/othervoices/ci_15434526) have long been noted (via (http://wonkette.com/416433/glenn-beck-starts-college-that-will-be-better-than-all-other-colleges-combined#comment-611507)), amirite?

Also on the list of things we should never forget: David Barton founded Wallbuilders (http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/wallbuilders).

bjkeefe
07-05-2010, 06:35 PM
At least until next week (http://wonkette.com/416438/terrible-new-tanning-tax-leads-to-orange-riots-insane-commentary#more-416438), probably!

And whaddya know, here we are, in next week.

Remember Wayne Allyn Root (not to be confused, as I momentarily was, with long-time Palinite Wayne Anthony Ross)? He was going to be Vice President of these Galtian United States, until Sarah Palin came along and forced ACORN to steal the election?

No?

Okay. Let's start here: Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_Allyn_Root) tells me that one of W.A.R.'s children is named "Remington Reagan Root."

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bd/WayneAllynRoot_Head.jpg/200px-WayneAllynRoot_Head.jpg (http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/1323/wayneallynroothead.jpg)
Every picture tells a story, don't it?

Take it away, Roy. (http://alicublog.blogspot.com/2010_07_04_archive.html#43156580219415382)

Whatfur
07-05-2010, 10:22 PM
What were the odds? (http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/68975)

bjkeefe
07-05-2010, 10:25 PM
What were the odds? (http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/68975)

That you would post something in this thread, pumping your fist about how wingnutty you are?

I got no idea, but it sure is hilarious! Keep 'em coming!

Whatfur
07-05-2010, 10:55 PM
That you would post something in this thread, pumping your fist about how wingnutty you are?

I got no idea, but it sure is hilarious! Keep 'em coming!

Wow, I had been gone for a couple days and there you are 3 minutes after my first post. Again...what were the odds? You are wound pretty tight arn't you.

So where is this pumping of fist you are talking about? My asking an even tamer question than the actual Gallup poll did or just hyperbole brought on by your own hysteria (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_hysteria)?

bjkeefe
07-05-2010, 11:13 PM
You are wound pretty tight arn't you.

No I arn't?

... your own hysteria (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_hysteria)?

And speaking of what were the odds?, I think it's safe to say that when you encounter any guy who laughs at your nonsense, the likelihood that you will have no other comeback except calling him a girl is indistinguishable from 100%.

Given the condition that you don't let fly a homophobic slur, of course.

AemJeff
07-05-2010, 11:17 PM
Wow, I had been gone for a couple days and there you are 3 minutes after my first post. Again...what were the odds? You are wound pretty tight arn't you.

So where is this pumping of fist you are talking about? My asking an even tamer question than the actual Gallup poll did or just hyperbole brought on by your own hysteria (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Female_hysteria)?

Good god, get over yourself! What do you think, people gotta run up a flight of steps and call the general alarm whenever a 'furry post shows up? You think Brendan's hiding in the shadows waiting for you to post yet another dipshit link wrapped in imaginary irony? It's a public forum - your post gets added to the new post queue, so the shrinking number of people who aren't ignoring you are aware as soon as they look for a new post. They might <gasp!> even be online at the very minute you post, and (oddly) not even thinking of you at all at that moment! (It's a shock, I know!)

And maybe you oughta read some the crap you so breathlessly want to share in your apparently never-ending quest to say "Ha-ha!" (Though, I have to admit, at least you don't feel the need to actually spell it out in every post, unlike some posters here.) Your poll wasn't a measure of "patriotism," it measured how many people were willing to brag about themselves in blunt terms of how patriotic they are. 52% of Republicans went for the Full Monte! ("Extremely Patriotic.") I'm sure they're all also extremely handsome.

listener
07-06-2010, 12:07 AM
Thanks for the link. I also enjoyed the item just below the one you referred to, about the recent Wilkinson-Goldberg diavlog.

bjkeefe
07-06-2010, 01:07 AM
Thanks for the link. I also enjoyed the item just below the one you referred to, about the recent Wilkinson-Goldberg diavlog.

Glad you liked. Thanks for letting me know.

Whatfur
07-06-2010, 07:43 AM
dipshit ...

I posted a link to an only slightly interesting Gallop Poll with very little commentary and even less need for retort. Both you and your boyfriend are the ones who seem to want to read more into it than there is... or that I did. People were asked and answered a question. You paint them as braggarts for answering it. That makes little sense and is obviously your own ignorant concoction as well as a logically inept conclusion...almost as silly as Queef's irrational picture of any swagger on my part (which of course when asked to rationalize, he balked)

Concerning the other, maybe I will start hounding you in every thread you partake in. In the mean time, I am sure Queef appreciates your running to his rescue. Maybe there is a fist pumping in it for you.

Oh and is not this whole thread about "ha ha"s from you and yours?

AemJeff
07-06-2010, 10:12 AM
I posted a link to an only slightly interesting Gallop Poll with very little commentary and even less need for retort. Both you and your boyfriend are the ones who seem to want to read more into it than there is... or that I did. People were asked and answered a question. You paint them as braggarts for answering it. That makes little sense and is obviously your own ignorant concoction as well as a logically inept conclusion...almost as silly as Queef's irrational picture of any swagger on my part (which of course when asked to rationalize, he balked)

Concerning the other, maybe I will start hounding you in every thread you partake in. In the mean time, I am sure Queef appreciates your running to his rescue. Maybe there is a fist pumping in it for you.

Oh and is not this whole thread about "ha ha"s from you and yours?

You're backing away from what you wrote: Both you and your boyfriend are the ones who seem to want to read more into it than there is... or that I did.But, you and I can't both be right to say that there's less there than the other sees. (fyi, -fur - the homophobia is tiresome, and doesn't achieve your intended effect.) You were apparently shooting for an affirmation of the notion that undergirds the responses in the poll itself.("What were the odds?") My point is that it's easy to say, and therefore not particularly revelatory. Almost as easy as it is to handwave about "irrationality" and "inept logic" without makiing any effort at all show why those words might make sense in the context of what you're saying.

Regarding the "threat" to "hound" my posts - it's a public forum, dude, have at it. I'm fairly confident that my general points will survive regardless. If you ever learn the distinction between an answering argument and a taunt ("Ha-ha") you might even add something valuable to a conversation.

Whatfur
07-06-2010, 11:02 AM
You're backing away from what you wrote: Both you and your boyfriend are the ones who seem to want to read more into it than there is... or that I did.But, you and I can't both be right to say that there's less there than the other sees. (fyi, -fur - the homophobia is tiresome, and doesn't achieve your intended effect.) You were apparently shooting for an affirmation of the notion that undergirds the responses in the poll itself.("What were the odds?") My point is that it's easy to say, and therefore not particularly revelatory. Almost as easy as it is to handwave about "irrationality" and "inept logic" without makiing any effort at all show why those words might make sense in the context of what you're saying.

Regarding the "threat" to "hound" my posts - it's a public forum, dude, have at it. I'm fairly confident that my general points will survive regardless. If you ever learn the distinction between an answering argument and a taunt ("Ha-ha") you might even add something valuable to a conversation.

Not backing away from anything I wrote. Only backing away for your idiotic and illogical attempt at pretending you know what I meant or that you know why people answer a poll question the way they do. They're braggerts because they think they are patriotic??? The question was not whether or not they were more patriotic than anyone else nor was it whether they felt one ideology was more partriotic than another. And my point was pretty much the same you try to contrast against it, bright boy.

AemJeff
07-06-2010, 11:04 AM
...And my point was pretty much the same you try to contrast against it, bright boy.

Really? Where'd you do that?

Whatfur
07-06-2010, 11:15 AM
Really? Where'd you do that?

You said that saying one is patriotic was pretty easy to say. My title held a question mark (I questioned any real meaning) and my "what were the odds" was meant to also point to the fact that there was nothing "revelatory" here short of it seems easier for conservatives to say.

AemJeff
07-06-2010, 11:25 AM
You said that saying one is patriotic was pretty easy to say. My title held a question mark (I questioned any real meaning) and my "what were the odds" was meant to also point to the fact that there was nothing "revelatory" here short of it seems easier for conservatives to say.

If that's what you'd have liked to say, then why didn't you say that, instead of leaving the heavily freighted, deeply ambiguous post that you did instead? All that ambiguity gives everybody license to read what they want into a post - that's what ambiguity is for! You have to make a choice: if you don't think people are reading what you're posting in accordance with your intent, then you need more, and more specific, words in what you post. Otherwise your oracular utterances will be treated as such, and with perfect justification.

Whatfur
07-06-2010, 11:35 AM
If that's what you'd have liked to say, then why didn't you say that, instead of leaving the heavily freighted, deeply ambiguous post that you did instead? All that ambiguity gives everybody license to read what they want into a post - that's what ambiguity is for! You have to make a choice: if you don't think people are reading what you're posting in accordance with your intent, then you need more, and more specific, words in what you post. Otherwise your oracular utterances will be treated as such, and with perfect justification.

My word choice obviously got at least couple people to check out the link which was the purpose.

Queef came back with some silliness about imaginary fist pumping and I asked him to explain where he came up with that. He declined and chose more insult instead.

You came back with illogical drivel, castigating poll takers with your own prejudiced, disconnected, and idiotic conclusions.

Neither can be honestly linked to any ambiguity on my part.

AemJeff
07-06-2010, 11:46 AM
My word choice obviously got at least couple people to check out the link which was the purpose.

Queef came back with some silliness about imaginary fist pumping and I asked him to explain where he came up with that. He declined and chose more insult instead.

You came back with illogical drivel, castigating poll takers with your own prejudiced, disconnected, and idiotic conclusions.

Neither can be honestly linked to any ambiguity on my part.

Dude, either you want to make points, in which case the game of hand-waving when you're responded to, and passive aggressive ambiguity when you're not, isn't going to accomplish your purpose. Some folks here, I imagine Brendan among them, read damned near everything that gets posted, and make it a point to click through links and see what people are talking about. You don't "get" people to click through by being ambiguously obnoxious - you make it less likely over time. And since you characterize everything you don't agree with that comes back at you as something like "illogical drivel," or whatever, liberally greased with puerile taunts - there's no sting. Who cares, when it's just more schtick - thin gruel that gets less interesting with each repetition? What people do care about is that you keep doing the same damn thing over and over again - there's no value added and the forum is that much harder to read.

Nobody resents you disagreeing - though I doubt you believe that. Just up your game - be a worthy opponent.

Whatfur
07-06-2010, 11:53 AM
... be a worthy opponent.

Some posts may just be a sharing of information that I find to be interesting. If you were a worthy opponent you wouldn't now for the third time ignore what I have responded with and go off on some self-rightous diatribe. Dude!

AemJeff
07-06-2010, 11:56 AM
Some posts may just be a sharing of information that I find to be interesting. If you were a worthy opponent you wouldn't now for the third time ignore what I have responded with and go off on some self-rightous diatribe. Dude!

Well, ok then. What have I ignored?

Whatfur
07-06-2010, 12:13 PM
Well, ok then. What have I ignored?

Duh.

AemJeff
07-06-2010, 12:57 PM
Duh.

See what I mean? You seem afraid to try to express an actual, you know, point. Instead there's just this retreat to a place where it's all obvious to you, and there's, therefore, no reason for you to be explicit. It seems pretty clear you've no confidence in your ability to simply make an argument, and let it stand on its merits.

kezboard
07-06-2010, 01:44 PM
Some posts may just be a sharing of information that I find to be interesting.

Republicans are more likely to call themselves "extremely patriotic". That's...fascinating.

Whatfur
07-06-2010, 02:01 PM
Republicans are more likely to call themselves "extremely patriotic". That's...fascinating.

There's three!!! In any case, you're input redundancy goes as far back as the original post. In any case, what I found more facinating were the numbers associated with the other groups.

Jeff, I took issue on your illogical stand on the poll takers. Maybe instead of pointing fingers about others arguments you ought to back your own.

AemJeff
07-06-2010, 02:07 PM
There's three!!! In any case, you're input redundancy goes as far back as the original post. In any case, what I found more facinating were the numbers associated with the other groups.

Jeff, I took issue on your illogical stand on the poll takers. You seriously are really a dullard. Take another bong hit and call me in the morning. Takes me back to the introductions between Bobby G and yourself on your vlog. Hello, I am Bobby G. Professor of philosophy from some CA University...Yo Yo Dude, I am AemJeff, aka zowie howie, and I read a book once.

It's too easy to discredit your posts, (not that that's what I set out to do) because you do all the hard work. Dude!

Whatfur
07-06-2010, 02:08 PM
It's too easy to discredit your posts, (not that that's what I set out to do) because you do all the hard work. Dude!

Who is running away now?

AemJeff
07-06-2010, 02:20 PM
Who is running away now?

Seriously 'fur. From what? Badly framed personal slurs? That's what I mean by "self-refuting." Did you really learn everything you know about debate before your voice changed? That's really not the clever trap you seem to think it is.

Whatfur
07-06-2010, 02:34 PM
Seriously 'fur. From what? Badly framed personal slurs? That's what I mean by "self-refuting." Did you really learn everything you know about debate before your voice changed? That's really not the clever trap you seem to think it is.

Not sure you are the place I would go for a definition of "clever". Just looking for you to defend your original statements about the poll takers. I defended mine.

AemJeff
07-06-2010, 02:52 PM
Not sure you are the place I would go for a definition of "clever". Just looking for you to defend your original statements about the poll takers. I defended mine.

Defend what? The poll didn't measure the "patriotism" of its respondents, it asked them which description from a short list they'd use to describe themselves. That's not arguable, it paraphrases the simple text of the article you cited. 52% of Republicans picked "Extremely Patriotic." Still with me? It's just a claim some people make about themselves. Where's the controversy? It's easy to say - just like "I am extremely smart," or "I am extremely handsome."

Whatfur
07-06-2010, 03:22 PM
Defend what? The poll didn't measure the "patriotism" of its respondents, it asked them which description from a short list they'd use to describe themselves. That's not arguable, it paraphrases the simple text of the article you cited. 52% of Republicans picked "Extremely Patriotic." Still with me? It's just a claim some people make about themselves. Where's the controversy? It's easy to say - just like "I am extremely smart," or "I am extremely handsome."

Jeff, I see you have conveniently left out the bit I have referred to in about 5 posts now. Here it is:

"it measured how many people were willing to brag about themselves in blunt terms of how patriotic they are"

You made the statement above. Is it possible that someone being asked the poll question about how patriotic they feel could be simply giving an honest assessment about how they feel about their country? Let me answer. YES and more probable than bragging. "Still with me"? They were being asked how THEY felt not how they felt in comparison with anyone else. Just because their feeling so makes you feel indignant doesn't make what they feel bragging.

I am reminded of one of my favorite Bush lines (No, there were not many) when many were referring to his arrogant "swagger" and he replied with "In Texas its called walking".

Bottom line is its is obviously a self-assessment and only bragging to those with little to brag about.

AemJeff
07-06-2010, 05:01 PM
Jeff, I see you have conveniently left out the bit I have referred to in about 5 posts now. Here it is:

"it measured how many people were willing to brag about themselves in blunt terms of how patriotic they are"

You made the statement above. Is it possible that someone being asked the poll question about how patriotic they feel could be simply giving an honest assessment about how they feel about their country? Let me answer. YES and more probable than bragging. "Still with me"? They were being asked how THEY felt not how they felt in comparison with anyone else. Just because their feeling so makes you feel indignant doesn't make what they feel bragging.

I am reminded of one of my favorite Bush lines (No, there were not many) when many were referring to his arrogant "swagger" and he replied with "In Texas its called walking".

Bottom line is its is obviously a self-assessment and only bragging to those with little to brag about.

Who brought up "bragging?" We're talking about data here - it really doesn't matter if it's "possible that someone being asked the poll question about how patriotic they feel could be simply giving an honest assessment about how they feel about their country?" That's not what's being measured. All you can get out of that poll question is what characterization somebody is comfortable applying to themselves. You might want to try to draw some secondary conclusions, but there's no reference standard. How much do the poll subjects agree about what "patriotism" means? What do those quantifiers ("Extremely," e.g.) represent - and how do you normalize that across the study?

Whatfur
07-06-2010, 05:22 PM
Who brought up "bragging?" ...,

Can you read?
You did. I provided your quote. The rest is you dodging that fact with a bunch of things no one is arguing against...oh and whipping out your Popeil Salad Shooter. We can be done, clever one.

AemJeff
07-06-2010, 05:26 PM
You did. I provided your quote. The rest is you dodging that fact with a bunch of things no one is arguing against...oh and whipping out your Popeil Salad Shooter. We can be done, clever one.

You're mistaken. A simple text search on the page takes us back to here:

http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=168439#post168439

You do have a way with a metaphor, though.

Whatfur
07-06-2010, 05:30 PM
You're mistaken. A simple text search on the page takes us back to here:

http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=168439#post168439

You do have a way with a metaphor, though.

Ahhh the Queef method of linking in hopes that nobody checks it out:

YOU WROTE in your first post in this thread:

"it measured how many people were willing to brag about themselves in blunt terms of how patriotic they are"

You have a way with dishonestly.

Whatfur
07-06-2010, 05:35 PM
...
...Your poll wasn't a measure of "patriotism," it measured how many people were willing to brag about themselves in blunt terms of how patriotic they are. 52% of Republicans went for the Full Monte! ("Extremely Patriotic.") I'm sure they're all also extremely handsome.

Doh!
Nice memory...as I said...take another bong hit and call me in the morning.

AemJeff
07-06-2010, 05:41 PM
Ahhh the Queef method of linking in hopes that nobody checks it out:

YOU WROTE in your first post in this thread:

"it measured how many people were willing to brag about themselves in blunt terms of how patriotic they are"

You have a way with dishonestly.

My bad, I searched on "bragging." "Dishonesty?" You wanna back that up with some facts?

Whatfur
07-06-2010, 05:50 PM
My bad, I searched on "bragging." "Dishonesty?" You wanna back that up with some facts?

Ok so you were correct and I was wrong and I lied about a post of yours starting the "brag" meme but lets keep pushing the envelope until I come out the winner.


Loser.

AemJeff
07-06-2010, 07:05 PM
Loser.

Right back to self-refutation - I had high hopes, 'furry.

Whatfur
07-06-2010, 07:30 PM
Right back to self-refutation - I had high hopes, 'furry.

Is this better...?

My bad, I thought you were being dishonest when you could have just been showing a lack of memory, a lack of reading comprehension and a total lack of ability in deductive reasoning. So yeah dishonest or stupid...I will let you decide.

AemJeff
07-06-2010, 07:39 PM
Is this better...?

My bad, I thought you were being dishonest when you could have just been showing a lack of memory, a lack of reading comprehension and a total lack of ability in deductive reasoning. So yeah dishonest or stupid...I will let you decide.

Man, I openly try to lead you to a point where you might deliver a halfway competent cut, just for the novelty - and you still fuck it up. I'm done, you're a bore.

Whatfur
07-06-2010, 08:58 PM
Man, I openly try to lead you to a point where you might deliver a halfway competent cut, just for the novelty - and you still fuck it up. I'm done, you're a bore.

Oh how big of you to lead others to think you were in a position to lead me to an out and that you actually had. So dishonest it is. In fact, you were done after your first lamentable response. You could have saved us both some boredom by facing up to its ridiculousness sooner... but yeah probably a good time to cut your losses.

bjkeefe
07-07-2010, 01:49 AM
You said that saying one is patriotic was pretty easy to say. My title held a question mark (I questioned any real meaning) and my "what were the odds" was meant to also point to the fact that there was nothing "revelatory" here short of it seems easier for conservatives to say.

WARNING: REVERSE GEAR ON TRICYCLE (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UXTYEUoqWnQ/SWV50t2UJ4I/AAAAAAAABjE/GpR8jEh9eOc/s400/redstate-trike-force.jpg) NOW ABOUT TO CATCH ON FIRE.

bjkeefe
07-07-2010, 01:51 AM
There's three!!!

What, instances of you whimpering about being "ganged up on" in the past day alone?

bjkeefe
07-07-2010, 01:55 AM
Man, I openly try to lead you to a point where you might deliver a halfway competent cut, just for the novelty - and you still fuck it up. I'm done, you're a bore.

You did accomplish something: you were successful in luring TSOF out of his recent cowardly habit of linking and winking, you got him to expose his true self, and you gave him about twenty chances to make an argument, all of which he declined in favor of blustering and repeating his stale homophobic slurs. This subthread will be instructive for new members of the community.

[Added] And a cherry on top:

... but yeah probably a good time to cut your losses.

Nothing funnier than TSOF declaring victory after an exchange like that. Compared to him, it really was only a flesh wound for the Black Knight.

bjkeefe
07-07-2010, 05:27 AM
Special Teabagger Edition! (http://www.ajc.com/news/state-tea-party-groups-563835.html)

What’s in a name? Everything when it comes to the Tea Party of Georgia.

Sixteen months after its birth, the national tax movement that arguably got its biggest boost in Georgia is now splintered into several organizations that are competing for recognition.

There’s the Georgia Tea Party Patriots. There’s The State of Georgia Tea Party, LLC. There’s Georgia’s Tea Party, which is also known as The Tea Party of Georgia, Inc.

They might all sound like they’re the same group. But they’re not. In fact, the organizers of those first two groups don’t much like each other.

Bill Evelyn, an Air Force vet who started the State of Georgia Tea Party group in May, said he founded the group because the Georgia Tea Party Patriots have lost their way. They “have become an appendage of the Georgia GOP,” he said.

Evelyn said he has been disparaged as a fringe player by leaders of the Georgia Tea Party Patriots, which was one of the first such groups in the nation. “I’m representing the mainstream” of true conservatism, Evelyn said. “They are representing the fringe, the fake and phony conservative candidates.”

Debbie Dooley, a coordinator of the Georgia Tea Party Patriots, contends the other similarly named groups are Johnny-come-lately fronts for candidates trying to get Tea Party cred. Or they say the groups are ego-driven vehicles for the founders to get their 15 minutes of fame.

I might observe as a side note the part that I bolded: so much for the fiction that the teabaggers come from across the political spectrum.

(h/t: Josh Fruhlinger (http://wonkette.com/416498/416498))

Whatfur
07-07-2010, 07:55 AM
Special Obama Administration Edition! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN67KJdd6Mw&feature=player_embedded)

Whatfur
07-07-2010, 08:08 AM
Queef coming to the rescue is like Obama coming to campaign for you. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeP220xx7Bs)

bjkeefe
07-07-2010, 08:14 AM
Queef coming to the rescue is like Obama coming to campaign for you. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeP220xx7Bs)

The "rescue?" Hardly.

Oh, wait. Unless you're talking about me stepping in to stop Jeff from continuing his beatdown of you?

Always happy to be associated with President Obama, in any case. Thanks!

And thanks, once again, for your charming homophobia. Just keep pilin' 'em up, 'fur. We'll out you one of these days, and the evidence will come in handy, I'm sure.

[Added] I don't usually click your links, due to the high likelihood of stupidity, but for whatever reason, I did click this one. And whaddya know? Something that's actually appealing! Your mad 'puter skillz must have let you down (again) and caused you to type in the wrong URL, amirite?

bjkeefe
07-07-2010, 08:32 AM
Special Obama Administration Edition! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN67KJdd6Mw&feature=player_embedded)

To save people the trip to find out what nonsense TSOF is linking to now, here is the title of that video: "The Obama Administration Protected Black Panther Who Advocates Killing White Babies."

So, it is sure to be the sort of important news you usually get from him, when you follow his links to American "Thinker" and such.

[Added] From the same video uploader, here are some other titles:

-- "Obama BOMBSHELL 2001 Audio UNCOVERED: ... REDISTRIBUTE WEALTH, SOCIALIST, ..."

-- "Uncovered: Obama's Regulatory Czar Creepy Plan for Legally Controlling the Internet and Your Freedom to Choose Content"

-- "Exploitive Left:: Plain, Beck and Fox are Going to Cause Right Wing ' McVeigh like' Domestic Terrorism"

-- "Obama's Global Rebalancing: American Consumers and the American Government Aren't Coming Back Any Time Soon"

-- "Bow or the Backhand: Obama's America vs the World Attitude"

&c.

Most of these videos have been watched literally HUNDREDS of times, so, you know: not at all out there on the lunatic fringe.

In other words: WAKE UP AMERICA.

[Added2] Can't wait to see TSOF furiously backpedaling away from this link, too. Assuming he hasn't already burned out (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=168545#post168545) reverse gear on his Trike Force Tricycle of Sadness.

Whatfur
07-07-2010, 08:45 AM
Ha...yeah pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

bjkeefe
07-09-2010, 02:56 PM
Wonkette Weeping Eagle winner Charles Krauthammer is doing his best to prove he earned it.

Worth visiting (http://wonkette.com/416567/why-does-obama-have-an-enormous-ego-about-himself-but-not-about-america) for the picture alone.

Never fails to amaze me how many times these wingnuts try to say "uppity" in dogwhistle-speak.

bjkeefe
07-09-2010, 04:53 PM
Another guy who has a reputation of "he used to be funny back in the '80s, didn't he?" has gone full-metal wingnut: Gallagher (http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/gallagher-is-a-paranoid-right-wing-watermelon-smashing-maniac/Content?oid=4357855).

Don't click that link unless you want to be sad.

(h/t: Sully (http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2010/07/what-ever-happened-to-gallagher.html))

AemJeff
07-09-2010, 05:21 PM
Another guy who has a reputation of "he used to be funny back in the '80s, didn't he?" has gone full-metal wingnut: Gallagher (http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/gallagher-is-a-paranoid-right-wing-watermelon-smashing-maniac/Content?oid=4357855).

Don't click that link unless you want to be sad.

(h/t: Sully (http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2010/07/what-ever-happened-to-gallagher.html))

He lost me the third time I saw him smashing stuff with a big hammer. Har-har.

But:

Above all, everything is gay, gay, gay to Gallagher. He leans into it with the borderline-*nonsensical, icked-out, ignorant glee of a boy—or the protest-too-much vigor of a GOP senator. Gallagher delivers your Bible verse for the day: "Without God, we are nothing but dust. What is butt dust? Is that what you get if your homosexual isn't properly lubricated?" He relates a story about spilling mouthwash onto his crotch during a show: "Lucky for me, there was no homosexuals in the area—'cause my balls was minty fresh." At other points during the show, Gallagher says, "Men and women can't live in the same house" and "There's no way men and women can have a relationship." He says he can't remember why he used to feel pleasure in looking at a woman. And, "There's only one kind of homosexual guy, and that's the pretty ones—why do homosexual men have to be so good-looking?" Gallagher. Listen. Is there something you want to share with us?

Is he posting here?

bjkeefe
07-09-2010, 05:23 PM
Hw lost me the third time I saw him smashing stuff with a big hammer. Har-har.

But:

Is he posting here?

Hmmmm!

uncle ebeneezer
07-09-2010, 05:36 PM
I saw that the other day and wondered how long until somebody would post it. What a whacko. And to think he was my favorite comedian...when I was like 10.

handle
07-09-2010, 05:44 PM
Hmmmm!
There's no one here like that... is there?
So if during the smash-fest, he comes right out and says the water chestnuts represent Asians, and fruit salad gays, then why isn't the watermelon as clearly defined?
Good thing Jesus can wash away your sins. Posthumously.

bjkeefe
07-09-2010, 05:46 PM
... GUESS. THE. WINGNUT!!!

Can you guess who said this?

But I firmly believe this - it's not just, you know, sort of a dramatic statement that a person would make to get press or something, or ink. I believe this with all my heart. The greatest threat to the United States today, the greatest threat to our liberty, the greatest threat to the Constitution of the United States, the greatest threat to our way of life, everything we believe in, the greatest threat to the country that was put together by the Founding Fathers is the guy that is in the White House today.

"The guy that is in the White House today." As if saying his name directly would cause him to appear instantly, like Beelzebub!

(Answer here (http://gawker.com/5583516/apocalyptic-ex+congressman-gives-comical-hyperbolic-denunciation-of-obama).)

handle
07-09-2010, 07:03 PM
[QUOTE=bjkeefe;169039]
"The guy that is in the White House today." As if saying his name directly would cause him to appear instantly, like Beelzebub!

QUOTE]

That's an urban legend! Just don't say it three times in succession.

Beetlebama...

bjkeefe
07-10-2010, 01:22 AM
7.5 min vid (http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-july-7-2010/wish-you-weren-t-here) (via (http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/07/jon-stewart-smacks-down-fox-news-for-fear-mongering-about-muslims-in-space-video.php)).

bjkeefe
07-10-2010, 12:31 PM
Worth visiting (http://wonkette.com/416567/why-does-obama-have-an-enormous-ego-about-himself-but-not-about-america) for the picture alone.

Never fails to amaze me how many times these wingnuts try to say "uppity" in dogwhistle-speak.

It will not surprise any sane person here that this whole "OBAMA IS A NARCISSIST, BECAUSE HE KEEPS SAYING I AND MY!!!1!" is easily refuted by looking at the record of past presidents. But, if you'd like some specifics for sending to your crazy relatives who keep forwarding you chain emails about our supposedly self-absorbed preznit, Steve M. has put together a handy collection over at No More Mister Nice Blog (http://nomoremister.blogspot.com/2010/07/possessive-adjective-gate-i-cant-be.html), posted in response to the same stupid Krauthammer babblings.

bjkeefe
07-10-2010, 12:39 PM
Never fails to amaze me how many times these wingnuts try to say "uppity" in dogwhistle-speak.

And you know what else is totally not racist? Painting everything in terms of "reparations (http://nomoremister.blogspot.com/2010/07/time-for-right-to-play-reparations-card.html)." Seriously. This is one of the things Fox Nation obsesses about.

bjkeefe
07-11-2010, 09:28 AM
At least until next week (http://wonkette.com/416438/terrible-new-tanning-tax-leads-to-orange-riots-insane-commentary#more-416438), probably!



What provoked this not-at-all hysterical outcry?

Correct! The tanning bed tax! (Which went into effect while you were distracted, watching the United States of Uruguay defeat Soviet Ghanastan.)

Was this sobby sob-sob said by this frequently sobbing guy, Agent Orange, ...

http://img.wonkette.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/3c8d47d9952342734e-241x300.jpg

... ? [...]

HE IS EVERYWHERE, THIS JOHN BOEHNER. AND THIS MAKES EVEN OUR ALLIES NERVOUS.

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/9422/bewareoftheorangepeople.jpg

(h/t: KK, via email)

bjkeefe
07-11-2010, 03:04 PM
Patrick Poole of Urine (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/07/10/as-falls-cuyahoga-so-falls-cuyahoga-falls/) take bed-wetting to a whole new state of sogginess.

TBogg has the full report.

bjkeefe
07-12-2010, 07:48 PM
Diapers! (http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/07/vitter-i-support-birther-lawsuits-video.php)

Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) has made his views known on the Birther controversy: He supports lawsuits to force President Obama to produce his birth certificate.

[...]

"I know all the information I've been able to get my hands on through the media. But obviously with the mainstream media as a filter, that's not a whole lot. I personally don't have standing to bring litigation in court. But I support conservative legal organizations and others who would bring that to court. I think that is the valid and most possibly effective grounds to do it. [...]"

(h/t: Pareene (http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2010/07/12/monday_link_dump/index.html))

Whatfur
07-13-2010, 08:10 AM
Must see TV. (http://www.therightscoop.com/geraldo-destroys-malik-shabazz-and-defends-glenn-beck)

Allahpundit:
"...one of them’s a race-baiter prone to insane utterances … and the other’s Malik Shabazz"

bjkeefe
07-13-2010, 08:57 AM
Must see TV. (http://www.therightscoop.com/geraldo-destroys-malik-shabazz-and-defends-glenn-beck)

Gerald defends Glenn Beck?

"Must see TV?" Drop the S, put in an FL. Fixt.

To your credit, though, you did post the link in the appropriate thread.

bjkeefe
07-13-2010, 03:09 PM
Draft Glenn Beck, for Preznit! (http://gawker.com/5585989/the-time-has-come-to-make-glenn-beck-president-says-clown-lady)

Says this creature:

bjkeefe
07-14-2010, 12:45 AM
http://img.wonkette.com/assets/resources/2007/09/norrisvesti.gif Because Chuck Norris has just written a four-part exposé of Barack Obama's seekrit hatred of the Boy Scouts, and published it on WorldNetDaily.

Jack Stuef (http://wonkette.com/416631/chuck-norris-is-hot-on-the-trail-of-obamas-boy-scout-conspiracy) has links and excerpts, as well as that great GIF.

On a related note, you must watch at least the first minute of this video: "The Best Walker Texas Ranger Lever Moment (http://www.noob.us/humor/conan-obrien-the-best-walker-texas-ranger-lever-moment/)."

listener
07-14-2010, 01:49 AM
http://img.wonkette.com/assets/resources/2007/09/norrisvesti.gif Because Chuck Norris has just written a four-part exposé of Barack Obama's seekrit hatred of the Boy Scouts, and published it on WorldNetDaily.

Jack Stuef (http://wonkette.com/416631/chuck-norris-is-hot-on-the-trail-of-obamas-boy-scout-conspiracy) has links and excerpts, as well as that great GIF.

On a related note, you must watch at least the first minute of this video: "The Best Walker Texas Ranger Lever Moment (http://www.noob.us/humor/conan-obrien-the-best-walker-texas-ranger-lever-moment/)."

OMG! I just spit out my shot of likker all over my bearskin rug! That was gosh-darn funny! "Where'd ya learn to hit? In a Girl...*uhh* Scout camp?" Unreal! :D

bjkeefe
07-15-2010, 05:27 AM
Colorado Republicans Fight Over How Dangerous Obama Really Is

Is Barack Obama the greatest threat to America right now? Is he an archetype of the true greatest risk to our country: liberalism? Or is he just in, like, the Top Five?

That's the debate Republicans in Colorado are having today.

The rest (http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/07/colorado-republicans-fight-over-how-dangerous-obama-really-is.php). And you really ought to read it, to find out just how bad it's getting out there.

bjkeefe
07-16-2010, 05:20 PM
The world's most ironically-named website and its recent ranting about Teh Ghey, wrapped up by Roy Edroso (http://alicublog.blogspot.com/2010_07_11_archive.html#7751821066390737283).

bjkeefe
07-17-2010, 11:40 AM
http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/8878/hustonbukit.jpg (http://www.sadlyno.com/archives/8674.html)

... He's gonna tell you who's naughty and who's ...

THE MOSTEST BIASEDEST LIBERALZ IN THE WHOLE LAMESTREAM MEDIA!!!1!

Readers of Sadly, No! (http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Asadlyno.com+%22warner+todd+huston% 22+OR+%22warner+huston%22+OR+walrus) will already be familiar with this guy, Warner Todd Huston, better known as The Walrus. He was for about four years one of the those constantly tumbling out of Bozo's (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Media_Research_Center) clown car (http://newsbusters.org/bios/warner-todd-huston.html); evidently he iz naow impordant freelance writer guy!

Anyway, he is currently hard at work on a very (http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=MGY3ODg1ZGEyYjQ0OTYxYzc0Yzc0ZDNhN2Q1MzhjMDE=) serious, thoughtful piece of journalism that has never been made in such detail or with such care. And it is gonna blow the roof right off'n this hot dog stand!

Behold (and no longer a beard!):

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/5374/walrusfeature.png

You can see #6 being teased. Here's The List ... so far (http://bigjournalism.com/author/wthuston/):

#10: Neil Steinberg, Chicago Sun-Times
#9: Liz Sidoti, Associated Press
#8: Christiane Amanpour, CNN
#7: Howard Fineman, Newsweek
#6: Rick Sanchez, CNN

Ladies and gentlemen, place. your. bets!

I for one am astounded that no one from MSNBC or the NYT has shown up yet, so that is going to narrow my guesses. Certainly Maddow and Olbermann are going to be #1 and #2, unless The Walrus has decided they aren't even journalists and he has banished them from consideration, because, come on, no RealAmerican thinks they are, amirite?

==========

[Added]

http://bigjournalism.com/files/2010/07/liberal-media-bias.jpg

Oh, wait. I just started reading post #10 (http://bigjournalism.com/wthuston/2010/07/13/top-ten-most-left-biased-american-journalists-10-neil-steinberg-chicago-sun-times/), which gives us a little introduction, and ... well, do I know my wingnuts or what?

\[sic]This list will be restricted to working journalists (or one who just retired in one case), so biased old hacks like Dan Rather, Walter Cronkite, or Walter Duranty will be excluded even as we take their leftism for granted. Also you will not find those whose career is but a cartoon of journalism. People such as Keith Olbermann, John [sic] Stewart, Rachel Maddow, Maureen Dowd, or Chris Matthews do not belong on a journalist list, even one highlighting left-wing bias.

Seriously, how can a Very Serious Watchdog of Liberal Media Bias NOT know how to spell Jon Stewart by this point?

bjkeefe
07-17-2010, 03:06 PM
Good. Then you can safely enjoy this self-fluffery, found on some website named "The Daily Caller (http://dailycaller.com/2010/07/14/the-daily-caller-acquires-keitholbermann-com-2/)."

The Daily Caller, one of the fastest-growing online media properties, announced today its acquisition of KeithOlbermann.com, expanding the company’s global reach into a new segment of the online political market. For more than six months The Daily Caller has been a recognized market leader in commentary about Keith Olbermann. Ruth Graham’s weekly Olbermann wrap-up, “We watch, because we’re paid to,” appears on The Daily Caller’s website each Friday.

“We plan to make The Daily Caller the one-stop online shop for Keith Olbermann commentary,” said Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson. “We will be THE Keith Olbermann superstore.”

“This is part of our long-term growth strategy,” added Publisher and CEO Neil Patel.

You'd do better to stick with your alpaca farm stocks, your Jerusalem artichoke seeds, and your shares in Pets.com, kids.

#bowtiedtwerpstillatwerp

(h/t: Riley Waggaman (http://wonkette.com/416672/tucker-carlson-launches-another-website-you-will-never-visit))

bjkeefe
07-18-2010, 12:43 AM
Or not.

You may have heard that Scott Brown cast some "deciding vote" on some bill recently? Glad he didn't lock down his Facebook page afterwards, because it's just chock full of awesome (http://wonkette.com/416725/scott-browns-facebook-fans-are-furious-at-scott-brown-again).

[UPDATE] Nope. I guess he did shut it down eventually -- looks like the last Wall comment was posted Thursday evening. So, good! Everyone did have a relaxing Saturday, in America!

bjkeefe
07-19-2010, 09:20 AM
Roy Edroso: "Rightbloggers Go Alex Jones." Why? Because:

In other words, both major parties have kept the People down -- with liberalism!

Intro here (http://alicublog.blogspot.com/2010/07/new-voice-column-up_19.html), full column here (http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/archives/2010/07/rightbloggers_g_2.php).

bjkeefe
07-19-2010, 10:08 AM
Roy Edroso: "Rightbloggers Go Alex Jones." Why? Because:

In other words, both major parties have kept the People down -- with liberalism!

Intro here (http://alicublog.blogspot.com/2010/07/new-voice-column-up_19.html), full column here (http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/archives/2010/07/rightbloggers_g_2.php).

The part about Glenn (Instapundit) Reynolds near the end is pretty astounding.

[Added] It'd be pretty funny if his wankfest fantasy came true, and one of the first symbols of the elite ruling class to take a bullet from a fired-up yahoo was none other than ruling class member in good standing, elitist college professor, and full-time government employee, Glenn Reynolds.

Unfortunately, the universe does not have a well-enough developed sense of comedic justice.

bjkeefe
07-19-2010, 11:20 AM
Good. Then you can safely enjoy this self-fluffery, found on some website named "The Daily Caller (http://dailycaller.com/2010/07/14/the-daily-caller-acquires-keitholbermann-com-2/)."

[...]

Exciting development! "The TuckerCarlson.net e-mail address challenge! (http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2010/07/16/tucker_carlson_email_addresses/index.html)"

Because we usually operate under the assumption that anything Tucker Carlson's Daily Carlson can do, we can do better, we're proud to announce the official TuckerCarlson.net (http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2010/07/15/tucker_carlson_net/index.html) e-mail address giveaway challenge.

We're prepared to give away 25 @tuckercarlson.net e-mail addresses to the people who come up with the funniest and most creative usernames. Like MakingAMensRoomPass@tuckercarlson.net. Or ReplacedByTheEdShow@tuckercarlson.net. Something like that. (Only, you know, funnier!)

Send your ideas to tuckeraddress@salon.com and we shall select the winners on Monday.

bjkeefe
07-20-2010, 11:12 AM
[...]

This time, it's the occasionally not completely insane Allahpundit vs the completely full metal Breitbart! And what are they fighting about? Who knows? Who cares? It is important to them, and that makes for comedy (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/07/19/paranoid-anger-bear-andrew-breitbarts-hatred-extends-to-more-than-just-negroes/)!

bjkeefe
07-21-2010, 08:59 AM
Exciting development! "The TuckerCarlson.net e-mail address challenge! (http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2010/07/16/tucker_carlson_email_addresses/index.html)"

Drat. I didn't win one of them. Oh, well! Congrats to the others (http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2010/07/19/tucker_carlson_emails).

Your @TuckerCarlson.net e-mail challenge winners!

As you may have heard, Salon recently purchased TuckerCarlson.net, with the intention of making it the Internet's Premiere Source of Tucker Carlson Information. We are proud to announce our first "Tucker Carlson.Net Citizen Journalists," all of whom were selected solely on their ability to make up a funny "@tuckercarlson.net" email address.

The winners, in no particular order, include [The @tuckercarlson.net on each removed by me, because why help out the spambots? -- bjk]:

IHugDanAbramsNoHomo
HonkIfBowtiesMakeYouHorny
as_big_a_dick_in_person
MasturbatingToStateCraftAsSoulCraft
crossfired
ImperialBowtieFighter
dailycallgirl
RepudiateKeithOlbermann
TerminallyFeebleDweeb
ThisIsSadAndChildish
TheRealityBoxIsAPlaceIVisitWhenTheTearsHaveMeltedM yWhimsy
PartisanMcHackly
Mmmwaspy
ThrowSomeSantorum
cincinnattibowtie
justinbieberinabowtie
tucker.cnn.pbs.msnbc.fox.whatever

Emails should be active as of tomorrow morning. Congrats, and make sure to check back here at TuckerCarlson.net for all your Tucker Carlson needs!

Love that last one.

Also: how was it not RefudiateKeithOlbermann?

Perhaps it was submitted before news broke of Shakespalin's latest bit of unintentional hilarity.

http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/1082010128/newshakespalin.jpg (http://twitter.com/Shakespalin)

listener
07-21-2010, 11:34 AM
Drat. I didn't win one of them. Oh, well! Congrats to the others (http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2010/07/19/tucker_carlson_emails).



Love that last one.

Also: how was it not RefudiateKeithOlbermann?

Perhaps it was submitted before news broke of Shakespalin's latest bit of unintentional hilarity.


Lovely portrait.

AemJeff
07-23-2010, 02:35 PM
Super Heroes vs. the Westboro Baptist Church

http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/07/22/super-heroes-vs-the-westboro-baptist-church/

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.comicsalliance.com/media/2010/07/img0989-1279832630.jpghttp://www.blogcdn.com/www.comicsalliance.com/media/2010/07/img0992-1279832686.jpg

http://video.aol.com/aolvideo/Asylum/westboro-baptist-protests-comic-con/207674901001

AemJeff
07-23-2010, 02:46 PM
One more picture, just because I like it

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.comicsalliance.com/media/2010/07/counterproestt3-1279836983.jpg

graz
07-23-2010, 03:21 PM
One more picture, just because I like it

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.comicsalliance.com/media/2010/07/counterproestt3-1279836983.jpg

Well the answer to the question about magnets might just be... miracles:
The question is asked at 1:50. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-agl0pOQfs)

bjkeefe
07-23-2010, 10:58 PM
At a photo op (http://gawker.com/5592861/bachmann-releases-tea-party-caucus-member-list-alleged-members-confused) designed to show that her new Teabagger caucus is not at all 99 44/100% pure white, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) bit off and ate the thumb of a small child.

http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/9967/bachmannbitesbaby.jpg

"It did not actually taste as chocolatey-good as I expected," she later said.

listener
07-24-2010, 01:42 AM
One more picture, just because I like it



Awesome! The video was great too. For those not inclined to click on links, here's an excerpt:

They've faced down humans time and time again, but Fred Phelps and his minions from the Westboro Baptist Church were not ready for the cosplay action that awaited them today at Comic-Con. After all, who can win against a counter protest that includes robots, magical anime girls, Trekkies, Jedi and...kittens?

Unbeknownst to the dastardly fanatics of the Westboro Baptist Church, the good folks of San Diego's Comic-Con were prepared for their arrival with their own special brand of superhuman counter protesting chanting "WHAT DO WE WANT" "GAY SEX" "WHEN DO WE WANT IT" "NOW!" while brandishing ironic (and some sincere) signs. Simply stated: The eclectic assembly of nerdom's finest stood and delivered.

I think my favorite sign, though, was the one that said simply read," IS THIS THING ON?" :D

bjkeefe
07-24-2010, 11:01 AM
Awesome! The video was great too. For those not inclined to click on links, here's an excerpt:



I think my favorite sign, though, was the one that said simply read," IS THIS THING ON?" :D

Sorry to be a buzzkill, but I just saw this (http://twitter.com/ltdanchoi/status/19270183091) retweeted, and it deserves everyone's attention.

ltdanchoi (http://twitter.com/ltdanchoi) I have been discharged under DADT. Our fight is just beginning. http://tiny.cc/thpr5

Even sadder, from the tiny.cc link (which points here (http://www.newsweek.com/blogs/the-gaggle/2010/07/22/exclusive-dadt-protestor-lt-choi-is-officially-discharged-from-army.html)):

Earlier this morning he got the call. It was from his commander at the 1/69 Infantry Regiment of the New York Army National Guard, and it was bad news. Choi had also just learned from another source that a letter had been received some time ago, with confirmed receipt by his father in Orange County, Calif., officially declaring him kicked out of the Army. “But my dad and I are not on speaking terms,” says Choi, who had not been informed of the letter by his family.

I applaud those protesters who so cleverly got up in Fred Barnes's grill. (ALINSKY!!!1!) They are a valuable part of the struggle. But the struggle is far from over.

</debbie-downer>

listener
07-24-2010, 11:16 AM
Sorry to be a buzzkill, but I just saw this (http://twitter.com/ltdanchoi/status/19270183091) retweeted, and it deserves everyone's attention.



Even sadder, from the tiny.cc link (which points here (http://www.newsweek.com/blogs/the-gaggle/2010/07/22/exclusive-dadt-protestor-lt-choi-is-officially-discharged-from-army.html)):



I applaud those protesters who so cleverly got up in Fred Barnes's grill. (ALINSKY!!!1!) They are a valuable part of the struggle. But the struggle is far from over.

</debbie-downer>

I heard Choi interviewed on the radio yesterday. Yes, it is sad, and he sounded sad, but he said that he knew this was coming and he seemed determined to continue his fight. And when asked if DADT were to be repealed, whether he would rejoin the armed forces, he unhesitatingly answered "yes."

bjkeefe
07-24-2010, 12:22 PM
I heard Choi interviewed on the radio yesterday. Yes, it is sad, and he sounded sad, but he said that he knew this was coming and he seemed determined to continue his fight. And when asked if DADT were to be repealed, whether he would rejoin the armed forces, he unhesitatingly answered "yes."

Yeah, he seems like a stand-up guy, all right. My point was less about him personally and more about the general problem, of which his case is only one of countless sad examples.

bjkeefe
07-25-2010, 12:01 PM
I heard Choi interviewed on the radio yesterday. Yes, it is sad, and he sounded sad, but he said that he knew this was coming and he seemed determined to continue his fight. And when asked if DADT were to be repealed, whether he would rejoin the armed forces, he unhesitatingly answered "yes."

Video from Netroots Nation 2010, about two minutes long: "Lt Dan Choi gives Harry Reid his West Point ring & discharge papers (http://bjkeefe.blogspot.com/2010/07/poignant-moment-from-netroots-nation.html)."

bjkeefe
07-27-2010, 03:48 PM
For reference: "Big Falsehoods: An updated guide to Andrew Breitbart's lies, smears, and distortions (http://mediamatters.org/research/201007210054#2)."

Includes:

The "video evidence" of Shirley Sherrod's "racism" (NEW)

"Nationwide ACORN child prostitution investigation" (UPDATED)

Platform for anti-gay Jennings smears

Breitbart-promoted O'Keefe Census tape features selective editing (NEW)

Breitbart-promoted video falsely accuses Democrats of reconciliation hypocrisy (NEW)

Wild accusations over Gladney case

Breitbart's websites make baseless claim that NEA engaged in lawbreaking

Bertha Lewis' nonexistent White House visit

The Maoist Christmas tree ornaments

The ACORN "document dump"

False claims of community organizers "praying" to Obama

bjkeefe
07-27-2010, 07:04 PM
AWESOME (http://www.rumproast.com/index.php/site/comments/tea_party_quickly_becoming_toon_party/).

bjkeefe
07-27-2010, 07:25 PM
For reference: "Big Falsehoods: An updated guide to Andrew Breitbart's lies, smears, and distortions (http://mediamatters.org/research/201007210054#2)."

Includes:

[...]

Follow-up tweet (http://twitter.com/EricBoehlert/status/19682269839):

At this pt. it's like @mmfa (http://twitter.com/mmfa) 16, @andrewbreitbart (http://twitter.com/andrewbreitbart) 0. Question: Does this summer league have a mercy rule? http://bit.ly/a7MBxe #tcot (http://twitter.com/search?q=%23tcot)

(Obvious typo in original tweet fixed --bjk)

bjkeefe
07-28-2010, 01:33 PM
Forget about the Truthers. Forget about the Birthers. Forget about the Tenthers and the Seventeenthers.

Now we have ... the Thirteenthers!!!1! (http://washingtonindependent.com/92911/iowa-gop-jumps-on-the-%e2%80%98thirteenther%e2%80%99-bandwagon)

In Iowa, the state Republican Party is calling for the “reintroduction and ratification of the original 13th Amendment” to the U.S. Constitution — a provision that the state party’s spokesman admits is focused solely on Barack Obama.

The current 13th amendment bans slavery, and Iowa Republicans are not in favor of its repeal. They are, however, interested in reintroducing an amendment originally put before the states for ratification back in 1810. It outlawed any person who accepts a “title of nobility” from a foreign country from ever holding political office. The amendment was ratified by 12 states but never got the 13th state that it needed, and thus, never became law.

Some, however, argue that it was ratified and have a plethora of conspiracy theories to back up their assertion. These folks, known as “Thirteenthers,” believe that since the amendment would have banned lawyers and bankers from serving in government (since they joined the International Bar Association or the International Bankers Association, respectively), every act of the federal government since 1819 would be delegitimized.

But as Newsweek’s Jerry Adler points out (http://www.newsweek.com/2010/07/27/why-some-republicans-want-to-restore-the-13th-amendment.html), for Iowa Republicans its really all about Obama.

There are, of course, other implications of Thirteenthism, such as ensuring that the United States never again suffers the humiliation of having a president win the Nobel Peace Prize. That was just what the Iowa Republicans had in mind, according to [state GOP Communications Director Danielle] Plogmann, who wrote in an e-mail that the plank “was meant to make a statement about the delegates’ opinion about Mr. Obama receiving the prize.” (Presumably they didn’t mind if, in the process, they were also making a statement about any American scientist or writer unlucky enough to win a Nobel.) Unfortunately for them, the Department of Justice looked into whether Obama needed Congressional approval to accept the Nobel under the existing emoluments clause, and based on the meaning of “foreign state” (which would not cover the Nobel Prize Committee) concluded (http://www.justice.gov/olc/2009/emoluments-nobel-peace.pdf) that he did not.

(h/t: @EricBoehlert (http://twitter.com/EricBoehlert) for the RT)

listener
07-29-2010, 11:22 PM
Forget about the Truthers. Forget about the Birthers. Forget about the Tenthers and the Seventeenthers.

Now we have ... the Thirteenthers!!!1! (http://washingtonindependent.com/92911/iowa-gop-jumps-on-the-%e2%80%98thirteenther%e2%80%99-bandwagon)



(h/t: @EricBoehlert (http://twitter.com/EricBoehlert) for the RT)

Damn that uppity nigra anyhow!

bjkeefe
07-30-2010, 09:46 PM
Are You There God? It’s Me, TBogg. Um. Please Please Please Please. Amen. Peace Out.

Know hope. (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/07/29/are-you-there-god-its-me-tbogg-um-please-please-please-please-amen-peace-out/)

listener
07-30-2010, 11:07 PM
Know hope. (http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2010/07/29/are-you-there-god-its-me-tbogg-um-please-please-please-please-amen-peace-out/)

Re "Too Sad to Fight (http://www.dailykos.com/tv/w/002322/)" from that link:

Forgive my old-fart memory lapse here -- was it S. Palin who walked off the set of Larry King because -- oh wait, no, it was that other beauty contest winner, somebody Prejean...

Yes, Tancredo's definitely proved himself to be in her class.

bjkeefe
08-02-2010, 03:18 PM
" ... -- often expressed in drives to repeal its Amendments ..."

From "Rightbloggers Stick It To The Man With Groovy Rightwing Revolution (http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/archives/2010/08/rightbloggers_s_6.php)," Roy Edroso's latest round-up.

If you can accept the idea that people like Sarah Palin and Jonah Goldberg are the modern equivalent of Sam Adams and Patrick Henry, you may also accept Christian's and Robbins' argument that, even if Congress goes Republican, a "wounded rampaging" Obama may, by "executive orders, regulations and Obama-made fiats," thwart the will of the People, and even steal the 2012 Presidential election. The authors cleverly avoided prescribing a remedy for this anticipated tyranny, but it clearly involves muskets, fifes and drums.

And this, long-time observers will not be surprised to hear, has Confederate Wankee spasming like never before.

uncle ebeneezer
08-03-2010, 11:50 AM
Look into the crystal ball (http://www.salon.com/entertainment/comics/this_modern_world/2010/08/03/this_modern_world).

listener
08-03-2010, 02:13 PM
Look into the crystal ball (http://www.salon.com/entertainment/comics/this_modern_world/2010/08/03/this_modern_world).

Hey, they don't call him Tom "Tomorrow" for nothing!

bjkeefe
08-03-2010, 02:14 PM
Look into the crystal ball (http://www.salon.com/entertainment/comics/this_modern_world/2010/08/03/this_modern_world).

Awesome! Thanks.

The last panel is so "Ha ha it's funny because it's true"-true that it's almost not funny.

http://www.salon.com/entertainment/comics/this_modern_world/2010/08/03/this_modern_world/story.jpg

bjkeefe
08-04-2010, 05:05 AM
http://a.imageshack.us/img203/473/therealracist.png

Okay, MAYBE not. Maybe he just got sick to his stomach at the thought of being asked questions about his palling around with Andrew Breitbart (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=171867#post171867)?

[The Root (http://www.theroot.com/blogs/journalisms/michael-steele-cancels-address-black-journalists) via Wonkette (http://wonkette.com/417120/michael-steele-vomits-in-terror-at-prospect-of-facing-black-journalists)]

listener
08-04-2010, 05:27 AM
http://a.imageshack.us/img203/473/therealracist.png

Okay, MAYBE not. Maybe he just got sick to his stomach at the thought of being asked questions about his palling around with Andrew Breitbart (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=171867#post171867)?

[The Root (http://www.theroot.com/blogs/journalisms/michael-steele-cancels-address-black-journalists) via Wonkette (http://wonkette.com/417120/michael-steele-vomits-in-terror-at-prospect-of-facing-black-journalists)]

Food poisoning... USDA... Do I detect a whiff of conspiracy here?

USDA inspectors were bribed by left-wing activists to allow Michael Steele to eat tainted meat so that he would be unable to address the Black Journalists group, and therefore be portayed as a RaCisT!

Yeah, that's the ticket...

bjkeefe
08-05-2010, 01:51 AM
Today, we are all black helicopter pilots (http://www.denverpost.com/election2010/ci_15673894) (via (http://wonkette.com/417174/colorado-gop-gov-candidate-saves-american-from-un-bicycle-conspiracy)):

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is warning voters that Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's policies, particularly his efforts to boost bike riding, are "converting Denver into a United Nations community."

"This is all very well-disguised, but it will be exposed," Maes told about 50 supporters who showed up at a campaign rally last week in Centennial.

Maes said in a later interview that he once thought the mayor's efforts to promote cycling and other environmental initiatives were harmless and well-meaning. Now he realizes "that's exactly the attitude they want you to have."

"This is bigger than it looks like on the surface, and it could threaten our personal freedoms," Maes said.

He added: "These aren't just warm, fuzzy ideas from the mayor. These are very specific strategies that are dictated to us by this United Nations program that mayors have signed on to."

Bachmann/Maes 2012!

http://a.imageshack.us/img844/6209/danmaes.jpg

(pic. source (http://blogs.denverpost.com/thespot/2010/02/23/dan-maes-opens-campaign-hq/5932/))

bjkeefe
08-09-2010, 12:30 AM
Too funny. (http://www.balloon-juice.com/2010/08/05/come-see-the-softer-side-of-sears/)

You have to wonder how long those AFA* wankers burrowed through Sears's site to find those posters.

==========

* Yep. Them (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=174119&highlight=American+Family+Association#post174119) again. No rest for the perpetually OUTRAGED!!!1!

kezboard
08-09-2010, 04:15 PM
Sears is currently offering giant posters of total nud**y on its website

Ahahahaha.

bjkeefe
08-09-2010, 05:59 PM
About Obama's membership in a secret society ("NoZe"), while at Columbia?

And so the NoZe Brothers would perform “Christian” songs like “Rock Around the Cross”; they’d parade around campus carrying a giant picture of Anita Bryant with a large hole cut out of her mouth after the former beauty queen proclaimed oral sex sinful; and they’d run ads for a Harlem strip club on the back page of The Rope. In 1978, the Columbia administration became so fed up with the NoZe that it suspended the group from campus for being, in the words of Columbia’s president at the time, “lewd, crude, and grossly sacrilegious.” During Obama’s three years at Columbia, according to former NoZe Brothers, if the administration discovered a student was a member of the NoZe, the punishment was automatic expulsion.

The strangest episode of Obama’s time at Columbia occurred one afternoon in 1983 (although memories about all of these events are understandably a bit hazy, so the date might be slightly off), when he and a NoZe brother paid a visit to a female student who was one of Obama's teammates on the Columbia swim team. According to this woman, who requested anonymity because of her current job as a clinical psychologist, “He and Randy came to my house, they knocked on my door, and then they blindfolded me, tied me up, and put me in their car. They took me to their apartment and tried to force me to take bong hits. They’d been smoking pot.” After the woman refused to smoke with them, Obama and his friend put her back in their car and drove to the countryside outside of New York, where they stopped near a creek. “They told me their god was ‘Aqua Buddha’ and that I needed to bow down and worship him,” the woman recalls. “They blindfolded me and made me bow down to ‘Aqua Buddha’ in the creek. I had to say, ‘I worship you Aqua Buddha, I worship you.’ At Columbia, there were people actively going around trying to save you and we had to go to chapel, so worshiping idols was a big no-no.”

Oh, sorry. Transcription error. Not Harlem, but Waco. Not Columbia, but Baylor. And not Obama, but Rand Paul (http://wonkette.com/417269/cool-young-rand-paul-was-secret-society-prankster-in-college).

bjkeefe
08-10-2010, 05:16 AM
Roy Edroso's latest wrap-up of what the right-bloggers are talking (yelling) about. Intro here (http://alicublog.blogspot.com/2010_08_08_archive.html#3223164677186824904), full column here (http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/archives/2010/08/with_prop_8_mic.php).

bjkeefe
08-10-2010, 02:42 PM
About Obama's membership in a secret society ("NoZe"), while at Columbia?

[...]

Oh, sorry. Transcription error. Not Harlem, but Waco. Not Columbia, but Baylor. And not Obama, but Rand Paul (http://wonkette.com/417269/cool-young-rand-paul-was-secret-society-prankster-in-college).

Must be a bit of a worry: Rand Paul is threatening to sue GQ!

This is quite a change from earlier in the day (http://www.slate.com/blogs/blogs/weigel/archive/2010/08/09/rand-paul-confronts-wild-and-crazy-guy-gate.aspx):

Paul's campaign is brushing this off as a one-day story. "We'll let the tabloid stories sit on the supermarket shelf," said Paul's spokesman Jesse Benton.

But maybe they started seeing too many headlines like:

Rand Paul's Bong-Fueled Kidnapping Spree, Idol Worship

And not (http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2010/08/rand-pauls-bong-fueled-kidnapping-spree-idol-worship/61168/) just in tabloids, either!

GQ's response to the lawsuit threat talk?

"We've vetted, researched, and exhaustively fact-checked Jason Zengerle's reporting on Rand Paul's college days, we stand by the story, and we gave the Paul campaign every opportunity to refute it. We notice that they have not, in fact, refuted it."

That's from The Plum Line (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2010/08/happy_hour_roundup_68.html). See also Wonkette (http://wonkette.com/417289/statist-rand-paul-to-use-tyrannical-courts-to-fight-fashion-mag-slander).

I note the Paul campaign's use of the Limbaugh whimper: "drive by Journalism."

==========

[Added] Also: the dreaded The Question Must Be Asked headline (http://www.theatlanticwire.com/opinions/view/opinion/Will-Aqua-Buddha-Derail-Rand-Paul-4648/) ...

Will 'Aqua Buddha' Derail Rand Paul?

... with eye-catching bold-faced bullet points!

• Problematic, Even In Kentucky

• Troubling Non-Denials

And speaking of losing the base, one of the welfare recipients over at Koch Enterprises calls him "the Aqua Buddha man" and headlines (http://reason.com/blog/2010/08/10/rand-paul-distances-himself-fr) his post:

Rand Paul Distances Himself From Libertarianism

Ouch! If you've lost Matt Welch ...

bjkeefe
08-10-2010, 08:47 PM
"E=mc² Is a Liberal Conspiracy (http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/08/conservapedia_founder_takes_on_the_notorious_liber .php)."

If it says so (http://conservapedia.com/Counterexamples_to_Relativity) in The Trustworthy Encyclopedia, then it MUST be true.

Although ... Phyllis Schlafly's son is evidently a little butthurt. Here's a partial screengrab of his Very Important Project's current home page (http://conservapedia.com/Main_Page):

http://a.imageshack.us/img840/3279/conservapediasnarkfail.png

What's worse, fundie wingnut math or fundie wingnut attempts at humor?

PK happened to blog about this ("First They Came For The Climate Scientists (http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/10/first-they-came-for-the-climate-scientists/)") BECAUSE HE'S A LIEBRUL and that caused Tom Tomorrow to email him a link to his latest comic (http://www.salon.com/entertainment/comics/this_modern_world/2010/08/10/this_modern_world).

http://www.salon.com/ent/comics/this_modern_world/2010/08/10/this_modern_world/story.jpg

bjkeefe
08-12-2010, 03:08 AM
John Holbo (http://crookedtimber.org/2010/08/10/sigh/):

Sigh

What a world. You go and write a too-long post (http://crookedtimber.org/2010/08/07/badpla/) in which you raise the obviously impossible possibility that someone might argue that gay marriage is like cigarettes – i.e. you can get cancer second-hand – while apologizing for the sheer, silly disanalogousness of the analogy. And then Jonah Goldberg comes up with the brilliant idea (http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/242813/douthat-greenwald-and-marriage-jonah-goldberg) that if you support gay marriage on libertarian grounds [as Glenn Greenwald does] … why then how can you support anti-smoking legislation? Riddle me that!

I wonder if it bothers Roy (http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aalicublog.blogspot.com+stupidest+t hing+ever+written+jonah+goldberg) to be right so often.

bjkeefe
08-12-2010, 05:44 PM
[...]

Rand Paul's Bong-Fueled Kidnapping Spree, Idol Worship

[...]

Wow. This three-minute clip of Rand Paul (http://mediamatters.org/blog/201008120032) trying to do damage control with friendly media is a must-see. Looks like the FoxNews and affiliates' knives are coming out!

(h/t: @EricBoehlert (http://twitter.com/EricBoehlert/status/21003584346))

==========

[Added] Even the rePubOLITICO (http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0810/After_Fox_News_hit_Paul_avoids_local_TV_reporter__ in_reporters_own_studio.html) is snickering:

After Fox News hit, Paul avoids local TV reporter - in reporter's own studio

After he sought to put to rest questions stemming from the GQ piece yesterday in a friendly appearance on Fox News, Rand Paul declined to do an on-camera interview with the Lexington, Ky., Fox affiliate where he just taped his national interview.

It's one thing, of course, to try to defuse a controversial story by giving an interview to a sympathetic media figure — but then to walk away from a local reporter in the reporter's studio is puzzling.

A clue, though, can be found in what Paul says by way of explaining why he doesn't want to discuss the matter.

"It won't, because the thing is, we answer once or twice and we're done," Paul said in explaining why the story wouldn't have legs.

Though not quite as explicit in the fashion of Sharron Angle explaining her media strategy, it's a pretty candid admission of how he thinks the press works.

But avoiding local reporters to take to more friendly national outlets is, in reality, only likely to stoke more interest from the Kentucky media.

bjkeefe
08-14-2010, 02:22 AM
Is Texas Republican Debbie Riddle (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/11/anderson-cooper-stuns-gop_n_678650.html) the new Sarah Palin or the new Orly Taitz?

I don't know what's worse -- the word salad or the bedwetting. Eh, maybe the cold making shit up wins this time. Or maybe the flop sweat and paranoia about being "grilled."

bjkeefe
08-14-2010, 03:15 AM
Is Texas Republican Debbie Riddle (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/11/anderson-cooper-stuns-gop_n_678650.html) the new Sarah Palin or the new Orly Taitz?

I don't know what's worse -- the word salad or the bedwetting. Eh, maybe the cold making shit up wins this time. Or maybe the flop sweat and paranoia about being "grilled."

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)?

You remember him! He was yelling about Terror Babies in June (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=167269#post167269)! And yelling at Israel to hurry up and bomb Iran (http://bloggingheads.tv/forum/showthread.php?p=172134&highlight=gohmert#post172134), as part of the Tea Party Caucus's plan to Save Our Freedoms!

Well, I don't know if he has outsourced his bombing agenda to Jeff Goldberg or what, but he's still yelling about Terror Babies (http://wonkette.com/417423/anderson-cooper-doesnt-believe-in-exploding-terror-babies)!

You have to love how indignant he gets, immediately, about "keeping me honest" and this whole lack of evidence business. He is not smiling like he is in that first link above! He is very frowny! Damn that biased liberal Anderson Cooper! For hating Louie Gohmert because he speaks with a southern accent! (Yeah, he actually said that.) And I wonder who taught him "your attacking the messenger?" This appears to be his favorite new phrase! One of the few he did not have to read off of note cards! (Or his palm???)

You must watch at least some of this video (http://wonkette.com/417423/anderson-cooper-doesnt-believe-in-exploding-terror-babies), so that you will know what our new Congressional Majority will look like.

bjkeefe
08-15-2010, 12:08 PM
Led by (better sit down for this) Hateway Pundit and "American Thinker," we have the 2010 version of Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?

"How Bullshit Works, Part 335,392 (http://alicublog.blogspot.com/2010_08_08_archive.html#6254634176052355785)" is a must-read. Do not miss the Mercedes line.