Video: Beck-Malkin Slap Fight!

Michelle Malkin and Glenn Beck have a right wing slap fight over Beck’s decision to have wacko Democrat apostate Eric Massa on his show, and it gets pretty nasty.

This is what happens when your entire ideology is based on crazy hatred. People like Glenn Beck aren’t making rational decisions — they’re seizing on whatever comes up to make the “other side” look bad, and in the process beclowning themselves.

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(Hat tip: Killgore.)

And here’s a good post by Bob Lonsberry on Eric Massa’s cynical shell game.

Eric Massa is a snake.

But he is a brilliant snake.

And in one of the most audacious p.r. moves ever, he has conned Limbaugh, Drudge and Beck – and untold millions of Americans. From a little radio studio beside a swamp, with the help of a couple of deluded backwoods yokels, he has made himself a national star.

It is astounding.

And proof that in American politics, it’s not how big your lie is, it’s how loud you can yell.

And so it is that Eric Massa, who fled the Congress out of fear of what Ethics Committee investigators would find out about him, has wrapped himself in the robes of a patriot martyr.

A guy who – until yesterday – belonged to the House Progressive Caucus has, with one nicely disseminated rant, transformed himself into a conservative darling. Limbaugh and Beck have trumpeted him, and Beck has promised him an entire hour of national television tonight. Massa opposed Obamacare because it wasn’t liberal enough – because it didn’t entirely nationalize health care with a single-payer system – and Beck is about to crown him queen of the tea party.

It is a media move of astounding proportion. It takes spin to a whole new level.

And it shows Massa to be a genius.

And, if anybody’s paying attention, a liar.

But, nobody is paying attention, and his con is working.

(Hat tip: avanti.)

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182 comments
1 Obdicut  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:29:20am

Joining the Tea Party/Beck posse seems more and more like a religious conversion.

2 Randall Gross  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:29:47am

Bwahahahaha -- Glen "I'm a Bircher first and Last" Uses the Whitaker Chambers comparison... hilarious.

3 Killgore Trout  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:31:03am

re: #2 Thanos

Bwahahahaha -- Glen "I'm a Bircher first and Last" Uses the Whitaker Chambers comparison... hilarious.

Yeah I thought that was funny too. Beck is still fighting the Soviet Union and the Red Menace.

4 Locker  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:33:31am

I did NOT tousle the hair of that man nor did I offer to assist THAT man with his submarine confinement syndrome!

5 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:33:32am

re: #1 Obdicut

Joining the Tea Party/Beck posse seems more and more like a religious conversion.

Well, it more or less is, if you think about the kind of folks with whom they're associating.

6 Randall Gross  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:34:06am

Gosh.... Michelle sounded like she was going to cry for a sec there.

7 Girth  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:34:10am

re: #3 Killgore Trout

Yeah I thought that was funny too. Beck is still fighting the Soviet Union and the Red Menace.

"At this moment, for example, in 1984 (if it was 1984), Oceania was at war with Eurasia and in alliance with Eastasia. In no public or private utterance was it ever admitted that the three powers had at any time been grouped along different lines."

8 Killgore Trout  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:34:51am

Of course they're both right. Beck doesn't need to worry about credibility because his audience doesn't care. They believe every secret plot he tells them about. It's pretty silly for Malkin to be worried about it since she's also pushed every stupid and easily debunked conspiracy herself about Obama closing Republican owned businesses and the White House stealing people's computers.
Is Massa any worse than anything they've advocated in the past. Sure, he's crazy as his claims are probably easily debunked so is everything else from Malkin and Beck. I don't see much of a difference.

9 Randall Gross  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:35:09am

Michelles stuck in Admiral Akbar mode...

10 Killgore Trout  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:35:24am

re: #6 Thanos

Gosh... Michelle sounded like she was going to cry for a sec there.

Yeah, she's really angry about this.

11 Jack Burton  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:35:47am
12 Randall Gross  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:36:31am

" The Same PEOPLE WHO NOBODY LISTENS TOOO!"

haaaaaawwwwwww, argh.... sorrry busting a gut here

13 MrSilverDragon  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:38:21am

re: #9 Thanos

Michelles stuck in Admiral Akbar mode...

How shellfish of her.

14 Jack Burton  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:39:07am

re: #13 MrSilverDragon

How shellfish of her.

Would be nice if all these kooks would just clam up for awhile.

15 Randall Gross  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:41:56am

GB madly oscillating between Kermit and Boss Jock...

16 zora  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:42:34am

priceless.

17 Randall Gross  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:42:42am

Since I gave that CPAC speech.....

/why aren't they buying the bircher positions?

18 Mad Al-Jaffee  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:47:15am

re: #9 Thanos

Michelles stuck in Admiral Akbar mode...

It's a trap!

19 Randall Gross  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:48:11am

Michelle's real message here
"you should have more of the people Dobson Daly recommends on your show instead of this boob...."

20 bratwurst  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:48:16am

I guess there IS a downside to ideological lock-step.

21 Mad Al-Jaffee  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:48:30am

re: #13 MrSilverDragon

How shellfish of her.

Does she have big enough mussels to fight Beck?

22 boofar  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:49:02am

"There are whistle-blowers and there are whistle-blowers."?

Corny.

23 Gus  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:49:12am

People will choose sides and I'm guessing that the internet/blogger end will side with Malkin while the majority of Beck's fan base will choose Beck. Both Beck and Limbaugh are attempting to use Massa to promote the overall Obama/Chicago conspiracy with Rahm Emanuel as the centerpiece.

Frankly this Massa story has no legs. Even though it's causing a bit of a flare up in the new media and on blogs the nature and history of Massa will result in seeing those that choose to promote his conspiracies will fall flat on their face. Even looking at the right-wing daily narrative known as the Drudge Report you will find this lead story on Massa: "'Self-contradicting, borderline paranoid ramblings'..." Oddly enough that could almost be a similar description of Glenn Beck.

Given the ongoing hoopla regarding Beck's comments involving Geert Wilders and "Far right is fascism" on his show I think that in the popularity contest, Glenn Beck has the most to lose other than in his devout fan base. Otherwise, they're grasping at straws with Massa who's conspiracies have fast become an urban legend.

24 Decatur Deb  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:50:47am

Lunchtime drive-by here. I'm declaring this on-topic by virtue of "crazy hatred".
This is an intro clip of a BBC look at Fred Phelp's church. If you watch, be set for ugly language. (If the children's language violates LGF standards, please call for a delete.) My point is that these people have been allowed to raise their many children, so discussion of homeschooling and child abuse is rendered sort of senseless.

25 zora  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:53:02am

On March 5, Massa announced that he would resign his seat on March 8, 2010, citing as reasons a recurrence of cancer, a pending investigation before the House Ethics Committee, and pressure from the Democratic leadership to step down after opposing the health care reform bill.

just from his wiki page you can tell he is grasping at straws.

26 Lidane  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:53:42am

Between this and Limbaugh threatening to leave the country if health care passes, I'm having a lot of laughs today.

27 Gus  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:54:28am

Ah, the soap opera continues...

Glenn Beck apologizes to Michelle Malkin

Video (audio)

28 MrSilverDragon  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:55:06am

re: #26 Lidane

Between this and Limbaugh threatening to leave the country if health care passes, I'm having a lot of laughs today.

Empty promises. If I recall correctly, Alec Baldwin is still living in this country, too.

29 Obdicut  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:55:14am

re: #26 Lidane

Where would he consider more free than the US, at that point?

What a great patriot.

Oh let me guess, outrage will flare, and he'll claim it was 'satire' to say that.

30 boofar  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:55:43am

re: #26 Lidane

It'd be nice if he did...

31 researchok  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:57:08am

Excellent post by Lonsberry.

First, 'he doth protesteth too much'. Secondly, he's a lightweight representative. No one would make him or his vote pivotal.

Maybe Emmanuel did beat him up. So what? Karl Rove was just as hard a taskmaster- and the Bush era earmarks prove there was lots bought and sold.. Politics is a dirty game and clearly Massa didn't have what it takes to play the game.

32 boofar  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:57:30am

"Are we friends Michelle?" Oh man.

"culture of corruption" ROFL Ok, this is just beyond sad.

33 Girth  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:57:33am

re: #26 Lidane

Between this and Limbaugh threatening to leave the country if health care passes, I'm having a lot of laughs today.

Almost makes me want to call my congressman.

34 bratwurst  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:58:29am

re: #27 Gus 802

Ah, the soap opera continues...

Glenn Beck apologizes to Michelle Malkin

Video (audio)

Whew...for a minute there I thought Beck was trying to position himself as the voice of reason!

35 Charles Johnson  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:59:02am

The psychos and stalkers are still ranting away at Richard Metzger's site.

[Link: www.dangerousminds.net...]

It's amazing how obsessed these people are! It might almost be flattering that they care about me so much, if it wasn't so creepy.

36 Randall Gross  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:59:35am

re: #27 Gus 802

Ah, the soap opera continues...

Glenn Beck apologizes to Michelle Malkin

Video (audio)

:)

You storm your castle I'll storm mine!!

37 boofar  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 10:59:51am

re: #35 Charles

I think they like you :) .

38 recusancy  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:00:39am

re: #26 Lidane

Between this and Limbaugh threatening to leave the country if health care passes, I'm having a lot of laughs today.

He said he will go to Costa Rica. They actually have full universal health care, even for foreigners.

39 Gus  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:01:05am

re: #34 bratwurst

Whew...for a minute there I thought Beck was trying to position himself as the voice of reason!

Yeah, Beck's heavy on the on and off switch. That is he's highly passive-aggressive.

40 Obdicut  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:01:13am

re: #38 recusancy

And some of the strictest environmental protection laws anywhere. And no military, literally.

It's pretty damn socialist down there.

41 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:01:37am

re: #26 Lidane

Between this and Limbaugh threatening to leave the country if health care passes, I'm having a lot of laughs today.

Where is Limbaugh planning to go?

42 boofar  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:02:02am

re: #38 recusancy

ROFL, priceless irony, I love it.

43 recusancy  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:02:42am

re: #40 Obdicut

And some of the strictest environmental protection laws anywhere. And no military, literally.

It's pretty damn socialist down there.

I suggest he go to Somalia as Kos said. They have a true free market system.

44 recusancy  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:03:00am

re: #41 SanFranciscoZionist

Where is Limbaugh planning to go?

Costa Rica.

45 Lidane  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:03:08am

re: #38 recusancy

He said he will go to Costa Rica. They actually have full universal health care, even for foreigners.

That's hilarious. So he's threatening to flee this country to go to a country with universal health care? LOL forever.

46 Gus  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:03:33am

re: #41 SanFranciscoZionist

Where is Limbaugh planning to go?

I think he should go to Cuba.

47 Girth  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:03:47am

re: #45 Lidane

That's hilarious. So he's threatening to flee this country to go to a country with universal health care? LOL forever.

Why does Rush hate America?

48 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:03:57am

re: #38 recusancy

He said he will go to Costa Rica. They actually have full universal health care, even for foreigners.

Wait. If we pass some pathetic set of insurance-policy reforms, he'll move to a place that has universal socialized medicine? What kind of logic is that?

49 Obdicut  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:04:19am

re: #46 Gus 802

I think Russia is actually a great place for him. It's a gangster's paradise.

50 zora  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:04:28am

[Link: tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com...]

Rush Flips: Massa 'A Legitimate Kook'

now it appears rush also agrees with malkin. yesterday, not so much.

51 boofar  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:04:35am

re: #43 recusancy

To be fair, Somalia actually holds up better in many ways than its neighbors. Stuff like communication is better there than the countries that surround it.

52 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:04:43am

re: #47 Girth

Because its corrupt system wouldn't let him buy partial ownership of the St Louis Rams.

/

53 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:04:56am

re: #46 Gus 802

I think he should go to Cuba.

I hear they have socialized medicine there.

Also very hot young women who really need money.

He might like it.

54 recusancy  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:05:14am

re: #51 boofar

To be fair, Somalia actually holds up better in many ways than its neighbors. Stuff like communication is better there than the countries that surround it.

Great. Then he can get a Clear Channel dish setup and do his show from there.

55 Gus  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:05:25am

re: #50 zora

[Link: tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com...]

Rush Flips: Massa 'A Legitimate Kook'

now it appears rush also agrees with malkin. yesterday, not so much.

There's got to be a morning after...

/

56 boofar  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:06:00am

re: #53 SanFranciscoZionist

Interesting... what more is there to know about the country?

57 Charles Johnson  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:06:25am

re: #27 Gus 802

Ah, the soap opera continues...

Glenn Beck apologizes to Michelle Malkin

Video (audio)

Oh, man. That is hilarious. Imagine the conversations going on behind the scenes. Eric Massa couldn't have done a better job of stirring up the right wing hornet's nest if he tried.

58 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:07:08am

re: #56 boofar

Interesting... what more is there to know about the country?

A few details...minor stuff really...

OTOH, Fidel would go mad with joy if he could get Limbaugh broadcasting from Cuba.

59 Girth  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:08:44am

I kinda want to watch Beck tonight, but I don't know if I want to be that drunk by 6:00.

60 teleskiguy  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:08:52am

I hope the right wing implodes sooner rather than later, so we can (to quote David Frum) build a conservatism that can win again. I'm pretty tired of conspiracy theories and hate.

61 Oh no...Sand People!  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:09:06am

Lost me at Michelle Bachman...nuff said.

62 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:09:40am

Anybody see Brooks on The Colbert Report? I thought he was rather good.

63 Gus  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:10:31am

re: #57 Charles

Oh, man. That is hilarious. Imagine the conversations going on behind the scenes. Eric Massa couldn't have done a better job of stirring up the right wing hornet's nest if he tried.

Thus proving Bob Lonsberry right.

Now that Rush has flip flopped I'm betting many will abandon ship. Except for perhaps the die hard conspiracy theorists. But, maybe not, some are still trying to fabricate a scandal tying in the Democrats and the administration.

Otherwise just saw this:

Beck defends his promotion of Massa's allegations by comparing Massa to a terrorist

64 Jadespring  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:10:54am

re: #50 zora

[Link: tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com...]

Rush Flips: Massa 'A Legitimate Kook'

now it appears rush also agrees with malkin. yesterday, not so much.

Ha ha ha. Too funny.

Yesterday. This guy is important. Big big story. Watch it and us bring it to yah.

Today. Who? "This guys name doesn't even ring a bell."

65 SixDegrees  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:12:09am

Just a head's up - in about a week, people will start receiving their census forms in the mail. I predict much NWO-gnashing.

66 Obdicut  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:12:11am

re: #64 Jadespring

It was funny watching the GOP talking points attempt to get off the ground with it, only to run into the massive buzzsaw of crazy that is the ludicrousness of the whole story.

67 Locker  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:13:01am

re: #66 Obdicut

It was funny watching the GOP talking points attempt to get off the ground with it, only to run into the massive buzzsaw of crazy that is the ludicrousness of the whole story.

I hear that's one of the new weapons in the upcoming release of the new Ratchet and Clank.

68 zora  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:13:13am

his apology includes, "well if you want to be a cheerleader" that's fine. that should go over real well.
/

69 MrSilverDragon  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:14:21am

re: #67 Locker

I hear that's one of the new weapons in the upcoming release of the new Ratchet and Clank.

Ooooh, I love that platform series. Played 'em all, always eager for a sequel!

70 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:14:27am

re: #66 Obdicut

I presume someone has already spouted off about Massa being part of a conspiracy for the Democrats to crucify one of their own on purpose in order to give him the bonifides to act as an agent provocateur.

71 Decatur Deb  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:14:47am

re: #66 Obdicut

It was funny watching the GOP talking points attempt to get off the ground with it, only to run into the massive buzzsaw of crazy that is the ludicrousness of the whole story.

We Sanies are against the Zanies because crazy doesn't work. If their insanity doesn't cripple them, we are wrong.

72 Decatur Deb  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:15:15am

re: #70 oaktree

I presume someone has already spouted off about Massa being part of a conspiracy for the Democrats to crucify one of their own on purpose in order to give him the bonifides to act as an agent provocateur.

Yeah--they drew straws.

73 Jadespring  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:15:45am

re: #59 Girth

I kinda want to watch Beck tonight, but I don't know if I want to be that drunk by 6:00.

I think with all this other hilarity going on that I may just be able to watch it. I will however use it as an excuse to open a bottle of wine.

74 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:16:28am

re: #70 oaktree

I presume someone has already spouted off about Massa being part of a conspiracy for the Democrats to crucify one of their own on purpose in order to give him the bonifides to act as an agent provocateur.

I am still having trouble figuring out which part of this walking, talking mess is supposed to be a story. Can someone direct me to a good article?

75 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:17:51am

re: #74 SanFranciscoZionist

They don't call it a "media circus" for nothing...

When is the stationary going to be changed to "US Clowngressman"?
/

76 Jadespring  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:18:08am

re: #74 SanFranciscoZionist

I am still having trouble figuring out which part of this walking, talking mess is supposed to be a story. Can someone direct me to a good article?

I'm not sure that the people actually involved in the story know what the story is.

77 Obdicut  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:19:44am

re: #74 SanFranciscoZionist

For you I think it starts and ends with Naked Rahm being pokey.

78 sattv4u2  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:21:37am

re: #74 SanFranciscoZionist

I am still having trouble figuring out which part of this walking, talking mess is supposed to be a story. Can someone direct me to a good article?

Not sure if the article has been written yet, but in my mind "the story" will be what happens to New York #29

Last election Mass beat his Repub opponent 51-49% (less than 5400 votes out of 276K cast)

79 Decatur Deb  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:21:56am

re: #74 SanFranciscoZionist

I am still having trouble figuring out which part of this walking, talking mess is supposed to be a story. Can someone direct me to a good article?

We'll understand when Glenn goes to the blackboard.

80 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:22:07am

re: #77 Obdicut

For you I think it starts and ends with Naked Rahm being pokey.

I'm quite content with that part, yes.

But seriously. So far the charges seem to start and end with "Rahm Emanuel is a stone-cold schmuck." That's his JOB DESCRIPTION. Why does Massa get to be on Glenn Beck for reporting this information.

81 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:22:21am

"Whistle Blower"
DRINK!
"Culture of Corruption"
DRINK!
"Ram It Down Our Throats"
two shots and a beer-back
DRINK!
/if they keep this up I'm gonna be blotto for the next six years

82 Mad Al-Jaffee  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:22:28am

re: #77 Obdicut

For you I think it starts and ends with Naked Rahm being pokey.

Gumby's pal?

83 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:23:18am

re: #81 Slumbering Behemoth

Are you implying that Beck should switch from advocating purchasing of gold to purchasing of alcohol? Gets your business coming and going then!

84 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:23:30am

re: #79 Decatur Deb

We'll understand when Glenn goes to the blackboard.

BTW, what was that thing he was drawing to go along with the story about Geert Wilders? It looked like something you'd make with the tracks of a kid's toy train.

85 sattv4u2  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:23:44am

re: #78 sattv4u2

Not sure if the article has been written yet, but in my mind "the story" will be what happens to New York #29

Last election Mass beat his Repub opponent 51-49% (less than 5400 votes out of 276K cast)

BTW ,,, the same Repub beat Massa in the election prior to that by 6K votes)

So that district has been very VERY closely contested both in 06 and 08

86 Jadespring  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:24:38am

re: #80 SanFranciscoZionist

I'm quite content with that part, yes.

But seriously. So far the charges seem to start and end with "Rahm Emanuel is a stone-cold schmuck." That's his JOB DESCRIPTION. Why does Massa get to be on Glenn Beck for reporting this information.

Because Beck thinks he's going to say things that are going to BRING THE ADMIN down and he, Beck has the scoop and is going to GET THE COUNTRY BACK.

87 Decatur Deb  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:24:53am

re: #84 SanFranciscoZionist

BTW, what was that thing he was drawing to go along with the story about Geert Wilders? It looked like something you'd make with the tracks of a kid's toy train.

His train of thought on an abandoned siding?

88 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:25:11am

re: #83 oaktree

I'm buying my booze now. I'll buy my gold when the economy bounces back.

89 zora  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:25:59am

re: #74 SanFranciscoZionist

Don't Embrace Eric Massa

[Link: www.weeklystandard.com...]

recap of the main parts here.

90 MrSilverDragon  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:26:01am

re: #86 Jadespring

Because Beck thinks he's going to say things that are going to BRING THE ADMIN down put money in his pocket and he, Beck has the scoop and is going to GET THE COUNTRY BACK put more money in his pocket.

My $.02.

91 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:28:04am

re: #86 Jadespring

Because Beck thinks he's going to say things that are going to BRING THE ADMIN down and he, Beck has the scoop and is going to GET THE COUNTRY BACK.

"Rahm Emanuel yelled at me because I didn't hold the party line," seems unlikely to bring the administration down, but heck, if it gives Beck pleasure, why should I object?

92 Jadespring  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:28:12am

re: #79 Decatur Deb

We'll understand when Glenn goes to the blackboard.

2.5 hours until chalkboard lift off.

93 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:28:33am

re: #89 zora

Don't Embrace Eric Massa

[Link: www.weeklystandard.com...]

recap of the main parts here.

Thank you.

94 Feline Fearless Leader  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:28:58am

re: #92 Jadespring

Imagine the outrage if an infiltrator replaced his white chalk with *pink*...

:)

95 Jeff In Ohio  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:29:18am

re: #80 SanFranciscoZionist

I'm quite content with that part, yes.

But seriously. So far the charges seem to start and end with "Rahm Emanuel is a stone-cold schmuck." That's his JOB DESCRIPTION. Why does Massa get to be on Glenn Beck for reporting this information.

[Link: andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com...]

Sullivan has a interesting take on Rahm, none of it positive.

96 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:29:36am

re: #94 oaktree

Imagine the outrage if an infiltrator replaced his white chalk with *pink*...

:)

I like it that the caddies are named Thomas and Paine.

/Yes, I know it was a joke.

97 Stanghazi  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:29:42am

re: #80 SanFranciscoZionist

I'm quite content with that part, yes.

But seriously. So far the charges seem to start and end with "Rahm Emanuel is a stone-cold schmuck." That's his JOB DESCRIPTION. Why does Massa get to be on Glenn Beck for reporting this information.

Right on.

People are forgetting the sexual start to Massa's fall from grace. This I believe, has been his intention all along.

98 Decatur Deb  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:30:20am

Lunch is over (home-made carbonara, white wine). BBL

99 Jadespring  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:30:54am

re: #91 SanFranciscoZionist

"Rahm Emanuel yelled at me because I didn't hold the party line," seems unlikely to bring the administration down, but heck, if it gives Beck pleasure, why should I object?

Well I didn't suggest Beck was being rational. :D Maybe Beck is just fixated on the nakedness part of the story. o.O

100 darthstar  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:33:22am

Speaking of wingnuts, it looks like Hoffman is going for a rematch in NY-23 for against Bill Owens.

101 sattv4u2  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:33:23am

re: #80 SanFranciscoZionist

I'm quite content with that part, yes.

But seriously. So far the charges seem to start and end with "Rahm Emanuel is a stone-cold schmuck." That's his JOB DESCRIPTION. Why does Massa get to be on Glenn Beck for reporting this information.

Massa is trying to make the story NOT that he (Massa) sexually harrassed someone at a wedding reception, rather that Rahm is taking an "innocent" exchange Massa had at that reception with someone INTO a sex scandal thereby forcing Massa (and hos no vote on Health Care) out of office

102 darthstar  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:35:44am

re: #91 SanFranciscoZionist

"Rahm Emanuel yelled at me because I didn't hold the party line," seems unlikely to bring the administration down, but heck, if it gives Beck pleasure, why should I object?

Rahm has a simple two-word response for Massa, which I'm sure he'll share with him in private, though he probably wouldn't mind risking the disappointing criticism he'd receive from Fox Correspondent Palin if he did say it publicly.

103 sattv4u2  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:37:09am

OT
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., last week introduced a bill to cut pay for members of Congress by 5 percent.

Don't know anything about her, but if she otherwise doesn't check out as a loon I'll send her a few bucks for her re-election!

Any Arizona Lizards know anything about her?

104 RogueOne  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:38:54am

re: #100 darthstar

Speaking of wingnuts, it looks like Hoffman is going for a rematch in NY-23 for against Bill Owens.

I wonder how we could set up a one district betting pool.

105 Obdicut  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:39:22am

re: #103 sattv4u2

Kirkpatrick ran on a platform of tax cuts for 86 million middle class families, making health care affordable and accessible to all, and encouraged renewable energy projects to end America's dependence on foreign energy and create jobs for rural Arizona. She supports increasing teacher salaries, expanding SCHIP, and adding a division to the army. Kirkpatrick is known as an advocate for early education, Native Americans, and law enforcement.
She supported the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, but has been willing to vote against the White House and the Democratic leadership on many key issues. She opposed the American Clean Energy and Security Act which, among other things, established a cap and trade system.[4]
Kirkpatrick voted in favor of the Affordable Health Care for America Act on November 7th, 2009. [5]

Sounds nifty.

106 RogueOne  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:40:10am

re: #104 RogueOne

I wonder how we could set up a one district betting pool.

Duh, by the number of votes by the winner. Originally I was thinking percentage but that wouldn't work.

107 sattv4u2  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:40:23am

re: #105 Obdicut

Sounds nifty.

If thats from her own web page, I'm not interested

I want independent coorboration

108 Obdicut  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:41:20am

re: #107 sattv4u2

Uh, it's from Wiki. I'm not sure what you want corroboration on.

[Link: en.wikipedia.org...]

109 sattv4u2  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:42:26am

re: #108 Obdicut

Uh, it's from Wiki. I'm not sure what you want corroboration on.

[Link: en.wikipedia.org...]

Uh ,, exactly what I stated in 103! I'll replay it for you
Any Arizona Lizards know anything about her?

110 sattv4u2  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:46:12am

Sean Penn {HEARTS} Hugo

Every day, this elected leader is called a dictator here, and we just accept it, and accept it" said Penn, winner of two Best Actor Academy Awards. "And this is mainstream media, who should -- truly, there should be a bar by which one goes to prison for these kinds of lies."

Opine that THugo is a dictator and go to jail, go directly to jail. Do not pass GO, do not collect $200

spicoli!

111 Obdicut  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:46:48am

re: #109 sattv4u2

Ooo-kay. Sorry, I guess.

I would have figured her votes were kind of important in judging her.

112 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:48:23am

re: #110 sattv4u2

Sean Penn: Irony FAIL.

/whatadick

113 sattv4u2  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:49:27am

re: #111 Obdicut

Ooo-kay. Sorry, I guess.

I would have figured her votes were kind of important in judging her.

Most of what you posted was bromides (Kirkpatrick ran on a platform of tax cuts for 86 million middle class families, making health care affordable and accessible to all, and encouraged renewable energy projects to end America's dependence on foreign energy and create jobs for rural Arizona. She supports increasing teacher salaries, expanding SCHIP, and adding a division to the army. Kirkpatrick is known as an advocate for early education, Native Americans, and law enforcement. straight from campaign literature. THATS why I asked if it was from her own website

114 prairiefire  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:50:47am

re: #102 darthstar

Hey, DarthStar, I heard about this fundraiser for Ski Patrol in Montana today on NPR:[Link: www.bigskymontananet.com...]

115 Obdicut  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:51:07am

re: #113 sattv4u2

Alright. As I said, it's from Wiki. It also contains information about her votes on some key subjects, which I thought would be of interest to you in learning about her.

116 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:54:59am

re: #110 sattv4u2

Sean Penn {HEARTS} Hugo

Every day, this elected leader is called a dictator here, and we just accept it, and accept it" said Penn, winner of two Best Actor Academy Awards. "And this is mainstream media, who should -- truly, there should be a bar by which one goes to prison for these kinds of lies."

Opine that THugo is a dictator and go to jail, go directly to jail. Do not pass GO, do not collect $200

spicoli!

Penn just has the world's worst taste in elected leaders.

117 Aceofwhat?  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:55:25am

Oh, dear. Petite women of the world...we love you...sans enhancement!

118 prairiefire  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:56:05am

re: #117 Aceofwhat?

Oh..my..lord...

119 darthstar  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:56:46am

re: #110 sattv4u2

Sean Penn {HEARTS} Hugo

Every day, this elected leader is called a dictator here, and we just accept it, and accept it" said Penn, winner of two Best Actor Academy Awards. "And this is mainstream media, who should -- truly, there should be a bar by which one goes to prison for these kinds of lies."

Opine that THugo is a dictator and go to jail, go directly to jail. Do not pass GO, do not collect $200

spicoli!

He's not saying that Hugo isn't an asshole. He is making an accurate statement about Chavez being democratically elected. I'm guessing Penn's point is that we have a habit in this country of labelling people we don't like as 'dictator' or 'evil-doer' or 'terrorist' regardless of whether the people in their country actually vote for them in an open election. We did the same thing in another country a few years ago when the party we "supported" lost in their election (which, to that point, we had been touting as progress). I suppose if we just appointed friendly puppets to lead all these countries, we could stop calling them bad names.

(semi-snark)

120 sattv4u2  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:57:13am

re: #117 Aceofwhat?

Oh, dear. Petite women of the world...we love you...sans enhancement!

They really made asses of themselves, huh !?!

121 Jadespring  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:57:19am

re: #117 Aceofwhat?

What the....? It boggles.....

122 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:58:17am

re: #116 SanFranciscoZionist

Penn just has the world's worst taste in elected leaders.

Well, I heard that Chavez is not a full dictator?

123 aagcobb  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:58:24am

re: #10 Killgore Trout

Yeah, she's really angry about this.

Anyone else appreciate the irony of Malkin getting angry about Beck lending credibility to distasteful people?

124 darthstar  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:58:26am

re: #114 prairiefire

Hey, DarthStar, I heard about this fundraiser for Ski Patrol in Montana today on NPR:[Link: www.bigskymontananet.com...]

Looks like fun. Spring brings out the weird in ski areas. How better to lament the impending end of the season than getting a little crazy?

125 MrSilverDragon  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:58:29am

re: #120 sattv4u2

They really made asses of themselves, huh !?!

Well, now they're a bunch of bad asses.

126 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:58:54am

re: #119 darthstar

I think you missed the truly "funny" part of the Penn quote where he goes full metal BONSAI!

"And this is mainstream media, who should -- truly, there should be a bar by which one goes to prison for these kinds of lies."

127 sattv4u2  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 11:59:36am

re: #119 darthstar

re: #119 darthstar

He's not saying that Hugo isn't an asshole.

This is not the 1st time Spicolli has jumped to THugos defense

128 Mad Al-Jaffee  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:00:11pm

re: #120 sattv4u2

They really made asses of themselves, huh !?!

You're being cheeky.

129 sattv4u2  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:00:17pm

re: #126 Slumbering Behemoth

I think you missed the truly "funny" part of the Penn quote where he goes full metal BONSAI!

THATS what I was referring too

Hell ,, I even used the Monopoly phrase RE: Go To Jail

130 Lidane  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:00:23pm

re: #117 Aceofwhat?

Yikes! Just thinking about that makes me cringe.

131 sattv4u2  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:00:37pm

re: #128 Mad Al-Jaffee

You're being cheeky.

What kinda crack is that ?

132 Walter L. Newton  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:00:55pm

KOS likes Hugo too...

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...]

133 darthstar  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:00:59pm

re: #126 Slumbering Behemoth

I think you missed the truly "funny" part of the Penn quote where he goes full metal BONSAI!

Yes, that was a little over the top, I suppose. I'm not for locking up the media, but there are a few media 'personalities' I think we wouldn't miss if they were to take a different career path.

134 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:01:07pm

re: #117 Aceofwhat?

Oh, dear. Petite women of the world...we love you...sans enhancement!

I embrace my flat behind.

135 Mad Al-Jaffee  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:01:52pm

re: #131 sattv4u2

What kinda crack is that ?

A hole one.

136 sattv4u2  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:02:15pm

re: #134 SanFranciscoZionist

I embrace my flat behind.

Pretty limber, are ya!?!?

137 Aceofwhat?  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:02:25pm

re: #130 Lidane

Yikes! Just thinking about that makes me cringe.

Too much Sir Mix-a-Lot, perhaps?

138 MrSilverDragon  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:02:35pm

re: #134 SanFranciscoZionist

I embrace my flat behind.

If I could do that, I'd never leave the house... or I'd be a damn rich porn star... or both!

139 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:02:40pm

re: #133 darthstar

I'm not for locking up the media...

Hugo and Sean disagree.

140 zora  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:03:05pm

re: #125 MrSilverDragon

with junk in their trunk.

141 Obdicut  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:03:11pm

re: #134 SanFranciscoZionist

You're not the only one.

/your husband, I mean.

142 Guanxi88  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:03:49pm

re: #133 darthstar

Yes, that was a little over the top, I suppose. I'm not for locking up the media, but there are a few media 'personalities' I think we wouldn't miss if they were to take a different career path.

Yeah, Sean Penn proves, once more, that folk get in real trouble once they step outside their areas of expertise. Gotta play to your strengths, Mr. Penn.

143 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:03:52pm

re: #134 SanFranciscoZionist

I embrace my flat behind.

Best. Webcam. Show. Evar!

144 Aceofwhat?  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:05:17pm

re: #142 Guanxi88

Yeah, Sean Penn proves, once more, that folk get in real trouble once they step outside their areas of expertise. Gotta play to your strengths, Mr. Penn.

Apparently the character he's having most trouble channeling is an intelligent one...

145 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:06:13pm

re: #137 Aceofwhat?

Too much Sir Mix-a-Lot, perhaps?

I love that song...

146 Mad Al-Jaffee  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:06:19pm

re: #144 Aceofwhat?

Apparently the character he's having most trouble channeling is an intelligent one...

Maybe he's taken on another role as a mentally disabled man and he's getting into the role.

147 sattv4u2  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:07:43pm

Penn (again)

It was just the beginning of a busy weekend for Penn. When asked on CBS' "Sunday Morning" about those who question his motives for his humanitarian work in Haiti, he said:

"Do I hope that those people die screaming of rectal cancer? Yeah. You know, but I'm not going to spend a lot of energy on it."

So ,,,, call Chavez a DICTATOR ,,, go to jail
Question Penn's motives,,,, "DIE SCREAMING OF RECTAL CANCER"

Whataguy!

148 Aceofwhat?  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:08:04pm

Those ladies shouldn't call this lawyer. He's busy suing Houston because he left his coat in the airport and no one returned it to him.

Click if you think i exaggerate...

149 Guanxi88  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:08:27pm

re: #144 Aceofwhat?

Apparently the character he's having most trouble channeling is an intelligent one...

Ya know, though, it's just one of those stupid things folk in his position say, but, because he's well-known, it gets spread around, discussed, and taken seriously.

I loved Brando in the Godfather & Apocalypse Now - his political posturing is irrelevant, and his talent is such that I suppress even the thought of some of the goofy stuff he pulled. Same goes for Mr. Glover, albeit in different films, obviously.

Penn - started as a joke, has proved himself a fairly solid actor, and just needs to be encouraged not to make a spectacle of himself, and I could hold him in the same regard.

150 drcordell  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:09:05pm

Malkin is upset that Beck is even having Massa on his show? Or upset because she realizes that Massa is a complete idiot and Beck is going to look like a fool for trying to cynically use him to advance his agenda?

151 Lidane  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:10:27pm

re: #65 SixDegrees

Just a head's up - in about a week, people will start receiving their census forms in the mail. I predict much NWO-gnashing.

Hey, speaking of the census, Mark Krikorian over at NRO has some advice for filling it out.

152 Guanxi88  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:10:38pm

re: #145 SanFranciscoZionist

I love that song...

I bet you'll love it better in Latin:

[Link: benedictseraphim.wordpress.com...]
De clunibus magnis amandis oratio
Mixaloti equitis

mehercle!
(By Hercules!)
Rebecca, ecce! tantae clunes isti sunt!
(Rebecca, behold! Such large buttocks she has!)

amica esse videtur istorum hominum rhythmicorum.
(She appears to be a girlfriend of one of those rhythmic-oration people.)
sed, ut scis,
(But, as you know)
quis homines huiusmodi intellegere potest?
(Who can understand persons of this sort?)
colloquuntur equidem cum ista eo tantum, quod scortum perfectum esse videtur.
(Verily, they converse with her for this reason only, namely, that she appears to be a complete whore.)
clunes, aio, maiores esse!
(Her buttocks, I say, are rather large!)
nec possum credere quam rotondae sint.
(Nor am I able to believe how round they are.)
en! quam exstant! nonne piget te earum?
(Lo! How they stand forth! Do they not disgust you?)
ecce mulier Aethiops!
(Behold the black woman!)

& etc.

153 sattv4u2  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:10:41pm

re: #148 Aceofwhat?

Those ladies shouldn't call this lawyer. He's busy suing Houston because he left his coat in the airport and no one returned it to him.

Click if you think i exaggerate...

And they say we don't need tort reform !!!

Just another (small) example of the American Jurisprudence System WAY out of whack


I'de be for a Loser Pays method ,,,,

Sue me ,, take me to court, but if you lose, you pay all my legal fees

154 prairiefire  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:12:12pm

re: #150 drcordell

I think the latter is too much of an assumption of critical thinking on her part.

155 Aceofwhat?  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:12:22pm

re: #153 sattv4u2

And they say we don't need tort reform !!!

Just another (small) example of the American Jurisprudence System WAY out of whack

I'de be for a Loser Pays method ,,,

Sue me ,, take me to court, but if you lose, you pay all my legal fees

heh. just another example of why lawyers are roughly as popular as insurance companies.

(with apologies to lawhawk...)

156 Jadespring  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:13:09pm

Shep is talking about Massa right now.

Hey look at me I'm watching Fox!

157 sattv4u2  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:13:41pm

re: #156 Jadespring

Shep is talking about Massa right now.

Hey look at me I'm watching Fox!

Hey ,, look at me looking at you watching Fox!~

158 drcordell  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:13:53pm

re: #153 sattv4u2

I believe that in many states that already exists. A judge can force you to pay for the legal fees of whoever you sued if they see fit.

159 Lidane  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:14:03pm

re: #151 Lidane

Oh, and Malkin is already on board with the idea. The comments are hilarious.

160 Guanxi88  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:14:40pm

re: #157 sattv4u2

Hey ,, look at me looking at you watching Fox!~

Big Brother is watching you, watching BBTV's News Hours, sponsored by Victory Gin.

161 RogueOne  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:14:52pm

re: #119 darthstar

He's not saying that Hugo isn't an asshole. He is making an accurate statement about Chavez being democratically elected. I'm guessing Penn's point is that we have a habit in this country of labelling people we don't like as 'dictator' or 'evil-doer' or 'terrorist' regardless of whether the people in their country actually vote for them in an open election. We did the same thing in another country a few years ago when the party we "supported" lost in their election (which, to that point, we had been touting as progress). I suppose if we just appointed friendly puppets to lead all these countries, we could stop calling them bad names.

(semi-snark)

He IS saying hugo isn't an asshole, according to him Hugo gives 80% of the population "access to dreams". Here is the whole interview, well most of it. The hugo talk starts around 5 mins and 3 mins later he says reporters should go to jail for lying about Mr. Chavez. If he just wanted to blast the MSM for their coverage that would have been fine but calling for reporters to be jailed makes it sound like he's been hanging out with Chavez for just a little too long.

162 sattv4u2  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:15:10pm

re: #158 drcordell

I believe that in many states that already exists. A judge can force you to pay for the legal fees of whoever you sued if they see fit.

Don't want to leave the decision in the hands of "A Judge" and "IF"

163 darthstar  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:15:23pm

re: #147 sattv4u2

Penn (again)

It was just the beginning of a busy weekend for Penn. When asked on CBS' "Sunday Morning" about those who question his motives for his humanitarian work in Haiti, he said:

"Do I hope that those people die screaming of rectal cancer? Yeah. You know, but I'm not going to spend a lot of energy on it."

So ,,, call Chavez a DICTATOR ,,, go to jail
Question Penn's motives,,, "DIE SCREAMING OF RECTAL CANCER"

Whataguy!

Don't confuse humanitarian aid for Haiti with dislike for the media or support for Chavez (which, I still don't see, actually...he simply seems to have no respect for the US media--can't say I blame him, given the treatment our President has received from the time he was nominated).

And I think that was pretty funny use of hyperbole, which went over most people's heads. Die screaming of rectal cancer...might be a little extreme, come to think of it...

164 Lidane  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:16:32pm

re: #156 Jadespring

Shep is talking about Massa right now.

Hey look at me I'm watching Fox!

You're watching the only bit of Fox that's worth a damn. I actually like Shepard Smith.

165 Jadespring  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:17:04pm

Okay this analysis is really deep.

Shep: and well the consensus that's all over the place is that this guy is a nut.

Shep to guy being interviewed: [describe this] in sentence
Guy: In a sentence it's very rare to here an elected official use the word 'tush'

Big grins all around.

166 Jadespring  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:17:41pm

re: #164 Lidane

You're watching the only bit of Fox that's worth a damn. I actually like Shepard Smith.

Yeah he seems to be okay. You can tell he's having fun with this.

167 drcordell  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:17:44pm

re: #162 sattv4u2

Don't want to leave the decision in the hands of "A Judge" and "IF"

So how would someone with limited financial resources ever be able to file suit against a massively wealthier opponent? You sue a company for some sort of negligence, they hire millions of dollars worth of lawyers and manage to win, now you're on the hook for their entire legal bill?

168 simoom  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:17:59pm

re: #89 zora

Don't Embrace Eric Massa

[Link: www.weeklystandard.com...]

recap of the main parts here.

I've been watching Fox News' coverage of Massa yesterday and today, and it seems sometime late yesterday everyone got word to start backing away from the whistle-blower meme a bit and go back to a bit of skepticism (Kristol on the Special Report panel discussed him as a kook). Today's coverage seems to be shifting back toward the Right's initial impulse which was try to paint Massa as another Foley (with questions like, "When did Speaker Pelosi first hear the allegations?", "was there a cover-up?", etc).

That shift in tone makes me wonder how Beck will handle his interview today. My guess would be, start by digging for dissension and dirt, but then focus on painting him as a pervert/predator?

169 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:18:58pm

re: #159 Lidane

Oh, and Malkin is already on board with the idea. The comments are hilarious.

Confusing nationality with ethnicity. How cute.

170 Jadespring  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:20:11pm

Would I be wrong in making an observation that Shep doesn't seem to think a whole lot of Beck?

171 Lidane  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:22:10pm

re: #170 Jadespring

Would I be wrong in making an observation that Shep doesn't seem to think a whole lot of Beck?

Heh, no. He's made fun of Beck repeatedly.

172 reine.de.tout  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:23:24pm

re: #134 SanFranciscoZionist

I embrace my flat behind.

so do I.

I occasionally think I would like this or that tweaked, then I think about going to the doctor and basically saying, hey, I would love to give you scads of my hard-earned money to cut into my face.

For me - it just ain't gonna happen.

173 drcordell  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:23:25pm

re: #170 Jadespring

Would I be wrong in making an observation that Shep doesn't seem to think a whole lot of Beck?

I don't think Shep Smith fancies very many people at Fox. He only has one reason he's there, the number $6 million.

174 Jadespring  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:23:47pm

re: #171 Lidane

Heh, no. He's made fun of Beck repeatedly.

Hee okay. I just wasn't sure if it was my bias reading into what I just watched.

175 Spare O'Lake  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:28:15pm

Eric Massa, who left the GOP in 2003 to join the Dems, is a crooked lying whore who is indeed opposed to the Obama health care bill.
Another massive Dem fail.

176 Stanghazi  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:31:04pm

re: #175 Spare O'Lake

Eric Massa, who left the GOP in 2003 to join the Dems, is a crooked lying whore who is indeed opposed to the Obama health care bill.
Another massive Dem fail.

Spare, he was opposed because it wasn't lefty enough!


Massa opposed Obamacare because it wasn’t liberal enough – because it didn’t entirely nationalize health care with a single-payer system

Hardly a Dem fail, except for himself.

177 Lidane  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:38:15pm

re: #173 drcordell

I don't think Shep Smith fancies very many people at Fox. He only has one reason he's there, the number $6 million.

Pretty much.

I think that's why I like the guy. You can watch him sometimes and know he has near open contempt for some of the people he works with, but he's making a damned good living and gets to make fun of his co-workers and not get fired. I wouldn't leave that job either. Heh.

178 simoom  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:46:59pm

re: #176 Stanley Sea

Spare, he was opposed because it wasn't lefty enough!

Hardly a Dem fail, except for himself.

It's what Massa claimed, but his recent rhetoric makes me wonder. Massa also voted against the House bill because he wanted Single Payer and he said the Public Option in that bill wasn't strong enough.

From his recent radio show though, Massa was using straight-up Luntz talking points as to why the bill needed to go down.

Massa: You can not effectively govern this country without the consent of governed. The entire nation has said let’s rewrite the health care bill. Let’s find what we can agree upon. No. No. No. We are going to ram this down the throats of the American people.

...

The American people have lost faith in this piece of legislation and if we pass this bill using reconciliation it will tear this country to pieces. It will rip this country asunder.

...

But instead of actually trying finding the solutions and writing a piece of legislation that will get you a 90 percent solution with 70 percent agreement among the American people. They are going to ram this bill down the throats of this country and it is going to rip this nation to pieces politically and it will be a generation for this nation to recover.

Does that sound like he's still advocating for progressive purity? To me it sounds like he wants what the GOP is currently claiming they want (passing those limited things the parties agree on, maybe tort reform, some tax cuts, etc). Also a careful politician doesn't repeatedly use opposition talking points by accident.

179 theheat  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 12:59:54pm

re: #1 Obdicut

As I was corresponding to EmmieG yesterday, before I was interrupted with a phone call, I've found the teabaggers and fundies to be a natural fit.

Just the other day I was looking up a (fundie) supplier I've (reluctantly) purchased from in times prior, and see the home page of their web site is now full-on Beck/TeaParty madness. It's like they couldn't quite articulate their overt fundieness before (being only half-literate), but they've found a way to package and position their unwavering patriotism, righteousness, racism, and homophobia by recycling teabagger talking points. Add a few derogatory quips about atheists, public schools, gun control, and - bingo! - they are now part of the teabagger/Beck clan.

(I see the aforementioned company's linkies doing the same.)

180 _RememberTonyC  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 1:10:27pm

It appears that eric is the "massa" and beck, rush, et all are the "slaves."

181 bosforus  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 2:57:13pm

Woah, I wish I had seen this thread earlier. Bob Lonsberry is Salt Lake's local conservative talk guy and I listen to him with much frequency. He's a good, funny guy. I'm glad to see his post here!

182 Uninformed Opinion  Tue, Mar 9, 2010 4:59:12pm

needs a laugh track IMO.


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