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Stapler Malone 03-01-2010 10:44 PM

Senator Mickey Kaus???
 
http://blogs.laweekly.com/ladaily/ci...us-for-senate/

bjkeefe 03-01-2010 10:48 PM

Re: Senator Mickey Kaus???
 
Does this mean we don't have to talk nicely about him anymore?

claymisher 03-01-2010 11:09 PM

Re: Senator Mickey Kaus???
 
"Anti-Mexican Internet Troll Seeks Democratic Nomination for Senator from California."

Good luck with that!

Wonderment 03-01-2010 11:13 PM

Re: Senator Mickey Kaus???
 
I have a new mission in life!

I'll do everything possible to ensure that Mickey Kaus does not receive one single vote from the 10 million or so Latinos who live in the state of California.

Ok, I'm done. That was easy.

P.S. I am also offering 1000 to 1 odds to any takers that Mickey Kaus does not win election to the US Senate in any election ever.

P.P.S. I am also investigating tips from highly placed background sources that Mickey has a "Love Child" with John Edwards.

bjkeefe 03-01-2010 11:57 PM

Re: Senator Mickey Kaus???
 
Related?

Also, O/T, but anyone who is reading this thread is certain to enjoy this brief interlude.

Stapler Malone 03-02-2010 12:00 AM

Re: Senator Mickey Kaus???
 
Shall we turn this into a Swiftboat Dingalink submission thread?

Wonderment 03-02-2010 12:07 AM

Re: Senator Mickey Kaus???
 
Quote:

Related?
Related.

bjkeefe 03-02-2010 12:08 AM

Re: Senator Mickey Kaus???
 
They're all twittering about it!

Ex:

Quote:

ObWi Mickey Kaus... Mickey Kaus.... He's a blogger right? It's been so long since I've heard anyone mention him...
Ex:

Quote:

robertniles My $.02 for the day: Mickey Kaus is as much a Democrat as he is a journalist.
Ex:

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jamisonfoser Mickey Kaus thinking about running for Senate is like me thinking about playing centerfield for the Yankees.
Many goat-sex jokes, also, too.

bjkeefe 03-02-2010 12:11 AM

Re: Senator Mickey Kaus???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bjkeefe (Post 152781)
[...] Many goat-sex jokes, also, too.

But not to worry. I'm sure the interns will filter them out. Because he is a celebrity, right? Right?

bjkeefe 03-02-2010 12:15 AM

Re: Senator Mickey Kaus???
 
B'head Robert Farley has become aware.

bjkeefe 03-02-2010 12:29 AM

Re: Senator Mickey Kaus???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Stapler Malone (Post 152779)
Shall we turn this into a Swiftboat Dingalink submission thread?

Swiftgoat, more like.

Wonderment 03-02-2010 12:58 AM

Where is his birth certificate? (Answer: Indonesia)
 
The requirements for running for Senate in CA seem ridiculously simple.

Basically if you're a citizen and resident over 30 yrs old you can file for the sum of $3480.

Then you get 65 registered voters to sign a petition and you can run in your party's primary.

I think that's all there is to it. You can also get 10,000 signatures in lieu of the $3480.

Perhaps someone can fact check me on this. I'm not certain.

bkjazfan 03-02-2010 10:11 AM

Re: Senator Mickey Kaus???
 
What strange piece of news to wake up to. Where does he plan to raise the money to run? This seems like a joke but isn't. How about city council first Mick or the school board? No, you have to go for the big enchilada, U.S. Senator from the largest state in the country. I put his chances at .0005% to win.

John

look 03-02-2010 10:19 AM

Re: Senator Mickey Kaus???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bjkeefe (Post 152784)
Swiftgoat, more like.

Heh, nice catch.

look 03-02-2010 10:21 AM

He is assured of at least one vote...
 
...can you guess?

look 03-02-2010 10:54 AM

Re: Senator Mickey Kaus???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wonderment (Post 152775)
I have a new mission in life!

I'll do everything possible to ensure that Mickey Kaus does not receive one single vote from the 10 million or so Latinos who live in the state of California.

Ok, I'm done. That was easy.

P.S. I am also offering 1000 to 1 odds to any takers that Mickey Kaus does not win election to the US Senate in any election ever.

P.P.S. I am also investigating tips from highly placed background sources that Mickey has a "Love Child" with John Edwards.

I don't think you have a thing to worry about. He'll run with all the enthusiasm and energy of Fred Thompson. I don't think he'll be able to get that worked up about it.

nikkibong 03-02-2010 11:21 AM

Re: He is assured of at least one vote...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by look (Post 152810)
...can you guess?

Mickey Kaus?

nikkibong 03-02-2010 11:24 AM

Mickey Announces Candidacy ... Sort Of
 
http://www.slate.com/blogs/blogs/kau...n-the-act.aspx

look 03-02-2010 11:27 AM

Re: He is assured of at least one vote...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nikkibong (Post 152817)
Mickey Kaus?

Alright, three.

uncle ebeneezer 03-02-2010 12:25 PM

Re: Senator Mickey Kaus???
 
I had no idea Rob had written so much about Mickey. Hopefully, Rob will make it his obsession to publish every unverified rumor about Mickey's personal life that he can (and maybe Slate will give him a job.)

Or better yet, maybe Ezra Klein will re-embrace his SoCal roots and run for the same seat so that Mickey will finally be forced to debate him!!

I can just hear Bob's reaction to Mickey's campaign announcement (in Bob voice) "So Mickey does this mean you're finally admitting that you're a Republican?"

bjkeefe 03-02-2010 12:40 PM

Re: Mickey Announces Candidacy ... Sort Of
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nikkibong (Post 152818)

Huh. That post, especially the PS, makes it sounds like he is more serious than just pulling a look-at-me stunt.

The question now becomes: When Mickey drops out, will he be as whiny about it as Harold Ford?

bjkeefe 03-02-2010 01:07 PM

Re: Senator Mickey Kaus???
 
Mickey has garnered endorsements from Instacracker and Doughbob Pantload. #saysitall

(h/t: Yglesias, via brucds)

PreppyMcPrepperson 03-02-2010 01:10 PM

Re: He is assured of at least one vote...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by look (Post 152810)
...can you guess?

His mom, duh.

claymisher 03-02-2010 01:19 PM

Re: Senator Mickey Kaus???
 
I dunno, it might be good for America to have a Senator that looks like he's an mentally ill homeless man.

bjkeefe 03-02-2010 01:46 PM

Re: Senator Mickey Kaus???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by claymisher (Post 152844)
I dunno, it might be good for America to have a Senator that looks like he's an mentally ill homeless man.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/bjkeefe/R-44e5w...mace-crop1.jpg Don't we already have one?

bjkeefe 03-02-2010 02:00 PM

Re: Senator Mickey Kaus???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by uncle ebeneezer (Post 152825)
I had no idea Rob had written so much about Mickey. Hopefully, Rob will make it his obsession to publish every unverified rumor about Mickey's personal life that he can (and maybe Slate will give him a job.)

Or better yet, maybe Ezra Klein will re-embrace his SoCal roots and run for the same seat so that Mickey will finally be forced to debate him!!

I can just hear Bob's reaction to Mickey's campaign announcement (in Bob voice) "So Mickey does this mean you're finally admitting that you're a Republican?"

John Cole makes a similar point:

Quote:

The answer to DougJ’s question is simple- the people who read Kaus are Republicans who can cite his union bashing, anti-immigrant and other right-wing views and say “even the liberal Mickey Kaus.”

That is his only purpose. He’s a one man New Republic. Expect his candidacy to be used to portray Boxer as an extreme leftist by DeVore.

It really is that simple.
So, to the extent that he has any effect at all, it will be to help the Republican effort to unseat a Democrat.

Jyminee 03-02-2010 03:55 PM

On Goats
 
The "Mickey Kaus blows goats" meme should officially be retired.

It was started to protest Mickey's wild, constant rumor-mongering about John Edwards having an affair with a woman named Rielle Hunter. Crazily enough, John Edwards did have an affair with a woman named Rielle Hunter, an affair that resulted in the birth of an illegitimate child, an affair that, had Edwards won the Democratic primary, would have resulted in John McCain being elected president and Sarah Palin being elected vice president. Mickey was the only prominent voice raising these concerns at the time.

Thus it is indisputable that any effort Mickey put into trying to discredit John Edwards was not only correct, but he was indeed doing God's work. Mickey should be mocked for many things, but not for having oral sex with goats.

bjkeefe 03-02-2010 04:03 PM

Re: On Goats
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jyminee (Post 152869)
The "Mickey Kaus blows goats" meme should officially be retired.

It was started to protest Mickey's wild, constant rumor-mongering about John Edwards having an affair with a woman named Rielle Hunter. [...]

Even a Page-a-Day® Calendar missing 364 sheets is right once a year. (vide)

John M 03-02-2010 04:22 PM

Re: Senator Mickey Kaus???
 
Quote:

Don't we already have one?
How dare you, you little &*%&$**&^$mucketymuck, make fun of a POW!!!!

I do NOT look homeless. I have 8 homes, and contrary to Kaus, I'll actually be getting elected to the US Senate in November. Again!

Mickey Kaus is a fellow-maverick, narcissist and mendacious attention addict, and for those reasons I endorse the old draft dodger in his lame attempt to defeat that socialist whore Barbara Boxer.

Have a great day! We are all Los Angelenos and Georgians now (but not Haitians).

bjkeefe 03-02-2010 04:33 PM

Re: Senator Mickey Kaus???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by John M (Post 152876)
How dare you, you little &*%&$**&^$mucketymuck, make fun of a POW!!!!

I do NOT look homeless. I have 8 homes, and contrary to Kaus, I'll actually be getting elected to the US Senate in November. Again!

Mickey Kaus is a fellow-maverick, narcissist and mendacious attention addict, and for those reasons I endorse the old draft dodger in his lame attempt to defeat that socialist whore Barbara Boxer.

Have a great day! We are all Los Angelenos and Georgians now (but not Haitians).

I guess you've answered the question.

Jyminee 03-02-2010 04:37 PM

Re: On Goats
 
Weak sauce, bj. The point of the goat sex joke was that Mickey was wrong about Edwards. Well, he actually wasn't wrong--everyone who mocked him was wrong! Continuing to use the goat joke is like mocking someone for a rumor that isn't true. It'd be like conservatives going after Michelle Obama for saying "whitey."

bjkeefe 03-02-2010 04:45 PM

Re: On Goats
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jyminee (Post 152879)
Weak sauce ...

Pretty self-referential answer.

If you're going to try to deny that Mickey has a long history of floating rumors, or, more usually, passing them along and trying to keep them alive, virtually none of which turned out to have any basis in fact, then you simply don't know what you're talking about. Read some of the posts at the link I gave you in my previous response. And if that's not enough to convince you that I'm right about Mickey finally getting lucky, once, with his decade-long shtick, don't worry. I'm sure a few thousand other examples will be presented in the coming weeks.

bjkeefe 03-02-2010 04:48 PM

Re: Senator Mickey Kaus???
 
The take from Roger Ailes here and here.

AemJeff 03-02-2010 04:58 PM

Re: On Goats
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jyminee (Post 152869)
The "Mickey Kaus blows goats" meme should officially be retired.

It was started to protest Mickey's wild, constant rumor-mongering about John Edwards having an affair with a woman named Rielle Hunter. Crazily enough, John Edwards did have an affair with a woman named Rielle Hunter, an affair that resulted in the birth of an illegitimate child, an affair that, had Edwards won the Democratic primary, would have resulted in John McCain being elected president and Sarah Palin being elected vice president. Mickey was the only prominent voice raising these concerns at the time.

Thus it is indisputable that any effort Mickey put into trying to discredit John Edwards was not only correct, but he was indeed doing God's work. Mickey should be mocked for many things, but not for having oral sex with goats.

Wrong. The underlying truth of the matter is irrelevant to whether or not there's enough evidence to repeat a rumor. As long as the source was an investigation by an organization with a history of printing false and misleading stories for sensational effect, Mickey should have either found another source, done the legwork himself until he found something credible to write about, or kept his mouth shut.

nikkibong 03-02-2010 05:01 PM

Re: On Goats
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AemJeff (Post 152884)
Wrong. The underlying truth of the matter is irrelevant to whether or not there's enough evidence to repeat a rumor. As long as the source was an investigation by an organization with a history of printing false and misleading stories for sensational effect, Mickey should have either found another source, done the legwork himself until he found something credible to write about, or kept his mouth shut.

Shorter Jeff:

Accurate, but false!

AemJeff 03-02-2010 05:10 PM

Re: On Goats
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nikkibong (Post 152885)
Shorter Jeff:

Accurate, but false!

I'd expect you to have a more sophisticated understanding of the principles involved, nikkibong. The mere existence of an allegation ought not be a sufficient standard of credibility. Anybody can allege anything at any time. Why should we have granted this particular rumor any special a priori advantage over every other such story?

Jyminee 03-02-2010 05:24 PM

Re: On Goats
 
I agree that, based on the publicly available evidence, there wasn't any reason to believe Mickey on Edwards (I didn't believe it at the time, either). But my point is that since he was proved correct, it doesn't make any sense to keep mocking him for being wrong, because, once again, he was not wrong, the mockers were wrong.

BTW, I remember that at some point after the scandal broke Mickey said that he received vague non-denials (or something) from people close to Edwards--in other words, he wasn't just wildly speculating, but he had some background info pointing towards the fact that Edwards was a sleaze.

bjkeefe 03-02-2010 05:28 PM

KAUS HAS ALREADY LOST THE AFTERNOON
 
Guess who else just announced.

Here's a hint:

Quote:

... and is now the attorney general in California, where he routinely launches these huge prosecutions against scumbag politicians on the take, especially the county supervisors who are basically the mafia out here. And now, maybe right now on his website, _______ is announcing his campaign for governor, again.

Besides keeping the bankrupt state free of Demon Sheep, _____ says he’ll save California from shame and bankruptcy, etc. MORE LIES? Who knows, but in the 1970s he balanced the budget while expanding all kinds of social programs and the parks and education — California was a financial disaster when he took over, because fucking Ronald Reagan had just spent eight years trying to dismantle the nation’s richest, smartest state.
Okay, so it's for Governor of California, not Senator, so we probably won't get to see a debate on C-Span. BUT WE HAPPEN TO HAVE OUR OWN LITTLE TEEVEE THING HERE, AMIRITE? SO, BLOGGINGHEADS BOOKERS, ARE YOU ON THIS POTENTIAL SMACKDOWN OF THE CENTURY???

Jyminee 03-02-2010 05:29 PM

Re: On Goats
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bjkeefe (Post 152880)
...virtually none...

Nice euphemism. The number really is virtually zero...unless, of course, you count the rumor that John Edwards had a love child, which was the origin of the goat sex joke, and which strangely enough turned out to be true.

Mickey was right, the mockers were wrong, and he deserves kudos and not mockery for his whatever minor effect his anti-Edwards blogging had on the election for keeping that amoral egomaniac away from the presidency.

bjkeefe 03-02-2010 05:41 PM

Re: On Goats
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jyminee (Post 152891)
... which was the origin of the goat sex joke, and which strangely enough turned out to be true.

As you wish.


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