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1 Obdicut  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:09:35am

Wow. You just lost an election, guys, he didn't kick you in the puppy.

2 What, me worry?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:10:30am

Makes me start crying. I'm shocked to hear he thought it was inevitable. My gawd.

3 prairiefire  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:10:39am

Vitriol and hate, that's all they got.

4 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:11:03am

Unreal

5 Jamie  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:12:02am

Lucky for them they didn't run into Filner's chief of staff--he's a war veteran Colonel and tough as nails.

6 Obdicut  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:14:07am

Woah. The first time through, I didn't catch the "Jew". And as soon as one guy shouts it, another one does.

What the fuck.

7 Kronocide  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:14:47am

Waiting for left wing equivalence in 5..4..3..2..

Nope. There is no comparison.

8 Reginald Perrin  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:15:08am

re: #6 Obdicut

Woah. The first time through, I didn't catch the "Jew". And as soon as one guy shouts it, another one does.

What the fuck.

He didn't say Jew, it was "did you"
///

9 Stanghazi  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:15:35am

My neighborhood. I missed seeing this completely.

10 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:16:04am

what part of CA does he represent?

11 jaunte  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:16:40am

re: #1 Obdicut

Apparently, Bob 'treaded' on someone's little feelings.

12 webevintage  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:17:48am

re: #7 BigPapa

Waiting for left wing equivalence in 5..4..3..2..

Nope. There is no comparison.

Of course not, but I would not be surprised if Breitbart is tweeting about Union Thugs or some crap like that in the next hour.

13 Obdicut  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:18:06am

I wonder what the defense will be this time? They can't claim, as they did when the black caucus members had the n-word hurled at them, that there's no audio. There's audio, and video.

What'll they say? Liberal plants? Just a few fringe members?

14 Jack Burton  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:18:19am

re: #10 Dreggas

what part of CA does he represent?

[Link: www.govtrack.us...]

15 What, me worry?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:21:00am

Wait a sec, I thought the Right was all supportive of Jews and Israel?

16 (I Stand By What I Said Whatever It Was)  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:21:26am

re: #6 Obdicut

Woah. The first time through, I didn't catch the "Jew". And as soon as one guy shouts it, another one does.

What the fuck.

Herd effect: People lose inhibition against what they feel is morally taboo when they see others engage in it.

17 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:24:28am
18 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:24:46am

White nationalist and Popaditch supporter brags about Golden Hall violence, calls for armed revolution
November 5, 2010 - 12:58 am

We’ve shown you a lot of video and photos from the altercation between Republican Congressional candidate Nick ”Gunny Pop” Popaditch’s Tea Party supporters and Rep. Bob Filner, his Democratic opponent, at Golden Hall on election night. The footage shows chanting, yelling, shoving, cursing and just plain ugliness. But how did Popaditch supporters perceive it?

Here’s what it looked like to one member of Gunny’s Corps. The following video was shot, edited and uploaded to YouTube by a Popaditch supporter who happens to go by the handle “Aurick the Great White Elf“ on the white nationalist message board, Stormfront.org. At the time he was using the Beavis & Butthead image to the right as his profile image…which is fitting considering the video is very heavy metal.

The video contains amateur footage of the Popaditch Experience at Election Central, followed by images of insurgents, militias, the Irish Republican Army, a whole lot of AK-47s (Aurick lists researching AKs and revisionist history as among his interests on his “about me“) and Mel Gibson in Braveheart (wtf). It also makes reference to snipers and is accompanied by this call to action (emphasis added):

When political and diplomatic negotiations fail then we have only violent rebellion left to insure our people are fairly represented. We may have to force our government to respect our demands at gunpoint! This election was a complete fraud for those of you that still can’t see the obvious and we have almost exausted all peaceful negotiation with this tyrannical governement, so what is left? Total war is all that’s left to us! I saw the begining of it last night and so did all of you, but most of you do not realize it yet. This is a game they let us win a few seats in the House but this is not in any way a decisive victory and the tyrants are still in power! Now is the time we begin to force them to recogzise our power, and we’ve only just begun to fight. We have rebel friends around the world too that will join us in our eternal struggle for freedom.

Continues.

19 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:24:59am

Well, this makes me feel comfortable as hell.

20 Obdicut  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:26:24am

re: #19 SanFranciscoZionist

Maybe they just saw Ed Jew and got really pissed off.

//San Francisco in-joke.

21 Kronocide  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:26:31am

I'm afraid if I become too enraged by the insanity of Breitbart and Geller that it might fry my own brains, to which I become like them. The Zombie effect.

I just read Geller's latest screed about the Gifford's shooting. She's getting ever closer to Stormfront hate territory.

22 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:26:59am

re: #7 BigPapa

Waiting for left wing equivalence in 5..4..3..2..

Nope. There is no comparison.

But...but...Cynthia McKinney!

/

23 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:27:26am

re: #15 marjoriemoon

Wait a sec, I thought the Right was all supportive of Jews and Israel?

When we do exactly as we're told, sure.

24 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:28:49am

re: #20 Obdicut

Maybe they just saw Ed Jew and got really pissed off.

//San Francisco in-joke.

As I've said, the best part of the Ed Jew scandal for me was that they had to use his full name in every headline, or else end up publishing "More Accusations of Jew", "Jew Denies Charges" and so on.

25 Kronocide  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:29:05am

re: #20 Obdicut

Maybe they just saw Ed Jew and got really pissed off.

If only Ed Jew was gay, that would be the Mother of All Trifectas.

26 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:29:32am

Update: Joe Wilson Glad That SC Armory Is No Longer Selling 'You Lie' Gun Part


Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), whose famous "You Lie" words were engraved on a gun part being sold by a South Carolina armory, is glad to hear the company has suspended the product.

In a letter to Palmetto State Armory President Jamin McCallum, Wilson wrote, "I thank you for quickly suspending sales of the product that uses my words."

27 Obdicut  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:30:26am

re: #26 Killgore Trout

Did he ever endorse it, or did they do it without his knowledge and/or permission?

28 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:31:37am

Here's the election night video:

Filner surrounded

Star News video so there isn't any psycho editing.

29 William Barnett-Lewis  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:31:42am

re: #15 marjoriemoon

Wait a sec, I thought the Right was all supportive of Jews and Israel?

Only till the temple is rebuilt, then it's Armageddon time!

30 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:32:59am

Yeah but don't forget. If you apply the new psycho wingnut/Jonah Goldberg/revisionist logic to this far-right Nazis are really leftists.

31 zora  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:33:35am

re: #23 SanFranciscoZionist

When we do exactly as we're told, sure.

or if you are a jew for jesus.

32 Obdicut  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:35:17am

re: #28 Gus 802

What a mob. What do they think they're accomplishing? What is their goal?

33 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:35:50am

re: #32 Obdicut

What a mob. What do they think they're accomplishing? What is their goal?

To scare the left.

34 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:36:17am

re: #32 Obdicut

What a mob. What do they think they're accomplishing? What is their goal?

Rage is about all I can think of.

35 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:37:08am

re: #18 Gus 802

White nationalist and Popaditch supporter brags about Golden Hall violence, calls for armed revolution
November 5, 2010 - 12:58 am

Ah, wouldn't you know it. Aurixdoublekopf is a chemtrail freak:

Aurixdoublekopf (4 months ago)

Anxious to see what else you've got though. I think you had to edit the video because you can't show the copilots face to protect his identity. My guess is there is no button that says poison gas spray but I do wonder what the button does look like. It's probably innocuos and would be confusing anyway, just a number probably so it would not be comprehensible to anyone not a pilot.

36 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:37:13am

re: #33 Walter L. Newton

To scare the left.

Mission accomplished. Somehow, watching 'Jew' screamed as an insult in an American political gathering makes me a trifle edgy.

37 blueraven  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:37:15am

re: #33 Walter L. Newton

To scare the left.

To what end?

38 Skandal  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:37:52am

re: #7 BigPapa

There is absolutely no equivalent to the vitriol of the Right on the Left.

This woman's blog says it so well: Let's Get This Straight

39 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:38:18am

OK here's the gig. We're going to need a lot of step vans. Preferably white. Then we're going to need a lot of women and men...

And a lot of white coats.

/

40 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:38:52am

re: #39 Gus 802

OK here's the gig. We're going to need a lot of step vans. Preferably white. Then we're going to need a lot of women and men...

And a lot of white coats.

/

Straitjackets and rubber rooms.

41 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:40:09am

re: #37 blueraven

To what end?

Well.. I don't know. I'm not them. And I don't agree with any of this abusive rhetoric coming from any side. I'm making an assumption that this kind of actions or designed to intimidate... at least that's what they appear to be doing.

And SFZ comment above "makes me a trifle edgy" anecdotally makes my point.

Any more than that, you have to go to the source for an answer to your question.

42 Stanghazi  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:40:36am

re: #24 SanFranciscoZionist

As I've said, the best part of the Ed Jew scandal for me was that they had to use his full name in every headline, or else end up publishing "More Accusations of Jew", "Jew Denies Charges" and so on.

lol.

43 Tigger2  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:41:10am

re: #32 Obdicut

What a mob. What do they think they're accomplishing? What is their goal?


I dont know what their goal is, but as far as I'm concerned all they did in the eyes of any sane person, was make themselves look like a mob of fools.

44 Talking Point Detective  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:42:25am

Here's a pop quiz for any Tea Partiers in our midst:

Here's the quiz as promised:

Question #1 (true or false):

Did Sarah Palin claim that vitriolic rhetoric targeted against her can be dangerous?

Question #2 (true or false):

Did Sharon Angle claim that vitriolic rhetoric targeted towards her can be dangerous?

Question #3 (multiple choice):

Who said that vitriolic rhetoric targeted toward politicians can be dangerous? (A) Sarah Palin; (B) Sharon Angle; (C) Both Sarah Palin and Sharon Angle; or (D) neither Sarah Palin or Sharon Angle

Question #4 (multiple choice):

Who referred to shooting people in duels as part of the proud tradition of American politics? (A) Sarah Palin; (B) Mother Teressa; (C) Martin Luther King; (D) Ghandi


Question #5 (True or false):

Did or did not Sarah Palin indicate that she should not be held accountable for vitriolic rhetoric even while decrying the harmful effects of vitriolic rhetoric directed towards her?

45 Obdicut  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:43:37am

I don't think Filner would have been physically safe if he had been there alone and without a camera crew.

46 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:44:07am

re: #44 Talking Point Detective

Question #5 (True or false):

Did or did not Sarah Palin indicate that she should not be held accountable for vitriolic rhetoric even while decrying the harmful effects of vitriolic rhetoric directed towards her?

Is that a trick question?

47 Lidane  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:44:54am

re: #37 blueraven

To what end?

So they won't vote and won't participate in the political process. So they'll stay "in their place" while the Real Americans run everything.

It's a classic intimidation technique.

48 Kragar  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:45:56am

Peter Fonda has been found dead in a car.

49 Kragar  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:46:35am

re: #48 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Peter Fonda has been found dead in a car.

Whoops, he found a dead guy in his car, he is alive.

50 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:46:39am

re: #33 Walter L. Newton

To scare the left.

The left, the sane right, the moderates, independents, centrists. Hell, anybody who can see where this kind of shit leads.

51 Obdicut  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:46:59am

re: #49 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Hell of a distinction.

52 blueraven  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:47:04am

re: #41 Walter L. Newton

Well.. I don't know. I'm not them. And I don't agree with any of this abusive rhetoric coming from any side. I'm making an assumption that this kind of actions or designed to intimidate... at least that's what they appear to be doing.

And SFZ comment above "makes me a trifle edgy" anecdotally makes my point.

Any more than that, you have to go to the source for an answer to your question.

I am just wondering if the point is to stifle debate...the same thing that the ones using the hateful rhetoric claim is being done to them, via Sarah Palin.

If their objective is to frighten (Allen West saying "make the fellow afraid to leave his home") then they are really trying to suppress the first amendment right they so passionately defend.

53 Idle Drifter  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:47:09am

re: #45 Obdicut

I don't think Filner would have been physically safe if he had been there alone and without a camera crew.

I don't think he felt safe with the camera crew and company. This sort of crazy is going down hill and gaining momentum.

54 Lidane  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:47:21am

re: #49 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Whoops, he found a dead guy in his car, he is alive.

Yep:

[Link: latimesblogs.latimes.com...]

55 Kragar  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:47:49am

re: #51 Obdicut

Hell of a distinction.

Slight difference, damn radio announcer screwed it up.

56 brownbagj  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:48:38am

re: #51 Obdicut

Fonda to police: "I thought I was dead, but it was the guy next to me. My mistake."

57 Lidane  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:48:46am

re: #52 blueraven

If their objective is to frighten (Allen West saying "make the fellow afraid to leave his home") then they are really trying to suppress the first amendment right they so passionately defend.

For these lunatics, Constitutional rights only apply for people who agree with them. Everyone else is on their own.

58 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:49:05am

re: #49 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Whoops, he found a dead guy in his car, he is alive.

Peter Fonda found a dead guy in a car (not in Peter Fonda's car)

59 brownbagj  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:49:59am

re: #58 Alouette

Peter Fonda found a dead guy in a car (not in Peter Fonda's car)

Obviously, Kragar is a truther and he ain't buyin' what the police are sellin'.

60 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:50:07am

re: #58 Alouette

Peter Fonda found a dead guy in a car (not in Peter Fonda's car)

By the time this thread is over, we'll have moved on to "Dead guy in car coexists in the world with Peter Fonda, no other connection".

61 Stanghazi  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:50:47am

re: #55 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Slight difference, damn radio announcer screwed it up.

Hell, it wasn't even in HIS car. He saw body slumped over in another car on the side of the road.

Pretty big journalism fail!

62 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:50:58am

re: #60 SanFranciscoZionist

By the time this thread is over, we'll have moved on to "Dead guy in car coexists in the world with Peter Fonda, no other connection".

If you were driving down the street, would you notice if some random guy, parked on the side of the street, was dead?

63 brownbagj  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:51:52am

re: #56 brownbagj

Fonda to police: "I thought I was dead, but it was the guy next to me. My mistake."

Next call to police: "Oh, and he wasn't in my car. I guess I got in the wrong car. My mistake."

64 What, me worry?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:52:14am

re: #59 brownbagj

Obviously, Kragar is a truther and he ain't buyin' what the police are sellin'.

LOL

These PRETZELS are making me thirsty!

You know I'm still laughing about that :>

65 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:52:30am

re: #61 Stanley Sea

You know Billy, we blew it.

66 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:53:41am

re: #62 Alouette

If you were driving down the street, would you notice if some random guy, parked on the side of the street, was dead?

Depends how dead. Slumped over from a heart attack? Probably not.

Windows blown out, blood spatter on the windshield? Probably.

67 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:54:23am

Has Popovitch responded to the story? Any notice taken in the wingnutosphere?

68 Obdicut  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:54:47am

re: #66 SanFranciscoZionist

I found a dead guy in an elevator once. One of the creepiest goddamn moments of my life.

Doors open, and he's slumped there.


Eeeegh.

69 allegro  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:56:34am

I found a dead guy lying next to me in bed one morning. My husband. Not trying to be a downer, but this isn't a terribly amusing issue for some of us.

70 Talking Point Detective  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:56:37am

re: #46 wrenchwench

Is that a trick question?


Trick question and poor editing.

71 jaunte  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:57:07am

re: #67 SanFranciscoZionist

Has Popovitch responded to the story? Any notice taken in the wingnutosphere?

Jim Geraghty at NRO:

There’s no doubt that walking through a crowd of voters who yell that you’re scum is a thoroughly unpleasant experience. Perhaps Filner genuinely felt physically threatened. But we hear no threats on the tape. No one was arrested, and no charges were filed against anyone. What Filner experienced is probably on par with most visiting sports teams’ experiences in cities with tough crowds.

Perhaps the crowd that night let their passions run away with them. But it’s rather obnoxious for Filner to claim the mantle of victim and to compare his troubles to those of Gabrielle Giffords.

72 brownbagj  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:57:31am

I found a dead guy once in a dumpster.

Only the dumpster was my office. And the guy was still alive.

73 Political Atheist  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:58:31am

Tuscon shooting update-They found the black bag

74 Talking Point Detective  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:58:50am

re: #62 Alouette

If you were driving down the street, would you notice if some random guy, parked on the side of the street, was dead?

If a guy dies in a car but nobody finds him, is he really dead?

75 Obdicut  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:59:13am

re: #71 jaunte

What Filner experienced is probably on par with most visiting sports teams’ experiences in cities with tough crowds.

Oh yeah? Lots of racial epithets thrown around at sporting events? I've never noticed any.

I'd say having "Jew" shouted at you by an unruly mob counts as being threatened. My ancestors have had some experience in that area, and reports are that things can go badly.

76 brownbagj  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 11:59:45am

re: #74 Talking Point Detective

Only if there is a bear in the woods.

77 Obdicut  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:00:18pm

re: #69 allegro

Sorry for bringing bad memories.

78 jaunte  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:00:28pm

re: #75 Obdicut

I don't think Geraghty would be as relaxed if he had been the focus of the mob's attentions.

79 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:00:37pm

re: #19 SanFranciscoZionist

Well, this makes me feel comfortable as hell.

The dynamic of the situation is prophetic. We could see it on a wide scale if the President wins a likely re-election and a significant number of the House and Senate are carried with him. The crisis year could be 2013-14.

80 Talking Point Detective  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:00:42pm

re: #76 brownbagj

Only if there is a bear in the woods.

A Catholic bear.

81 makeitstop  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:01:32pm

How do we fight such rank ignorance?

This needs to stop, but those in a position to help stop it have zero inclination to do so.

I'm at a loss. This can't be allowed to continue.

82 iossarian  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:01:52pm

re: #75 Obdicut

Oh yeah? Lots of racial epithets thrown around at sporting events? I've never noticed any.

I'd say having "Jew" shouted at you by an unruly mob counts as being threatened. My ancestors have had some experience in that area, and reports are that things can go badly.

It's true that US sports is generally free of racial abuse at this point (not so much in the 50s).

Homophobic abuse still rampant though.

83 Reginald Perrin  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:03:28pm

re: #72 brownbagj

I found a dead guy once in a dumpster.

Only the dumpster was my office. And the guy was still alive.

.... and the guy was actually a female.

84 Varek Raith  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:03:33pm

I see google has declare war on H.264.
Freaking Flash.
9_9

85 Obdicut  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:03:36pm

re: #82 iossarian

True. And to make Geraghty's analogy even worse-- brawls break out at sporting events all the time. Sometimes people even die in them.

He didn't really think that one through all that well.

86 brownbagj  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:04:06pm

re: #81 makeitstop

A LOT starts at the top. We need leaders to treat each with respect, show true openness for opposing positions and start from a place that while there may be philosophical differences, the main objective is the same. The betterment of America and all of her people.

Good luck with that.

87 Talking Point Detective  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:04:13pm

re: #51 Obdicut

Hell of a distinction.

Particularly to Fonda.

88 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:04:42pm

re: #81 makeitstop

How do we fight such rank ignorance?

This needs to stop, but those in a position to help stop it have zero inclination to do so.

I'm at a loss. This can't be allowed to continue.

Teach, preach, strengthen and improve local law enforcement. In the last resort, and in a bad environment, know how to defend yourself.

89 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:05:11pm

re: #79 Decatur Deb

The dynamic of the situation is prophetic. We could see it on a wide scale if the President wins a likely re-election and a significant number of the House and Senate are carried with him. The crisis year could be 2013-14.

I fear you may be right.
Gawt-damn Chinese proverbs!

90 iossarian  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:05:32pm

re: #85 Obdicut

True. And to make Geraghty's analogy even worse-- brawls break out at sporting events all the time. Sometimes people even die in them.

He didn't really think that one through all that well.

Correct. And to push the point further, the more racial/religious/whatever abuse there is (think Rangers/Celtic in Glasgow), the more violence inevitably ensues.

91 SpaceJesus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:05:33pm

Disgusting. Wingers need to be locked up

92 Talking Point Detective  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:06:03pm

re: #69 allegro

I found a dead guy lying next to me in bed one morning. My husband. Not trying to be a downer, but this isn't a terribly amusing issue for some of us.

Sorry - I missed that.

93 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:07:23pm

re: #91 SpaceJesus

Disgusting. Wingers need to be locked up

But not Debra Winger. She's a cougar.

94 Lidane  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:07:49pm

re: #79 Decatur Deb

The dynamic of the situation is prophetic. We could see it on a wide scale if the President wins a likely re-election and a significant number of the House and Senate are carried with him. The crisis year could be 2013-14.

That's what worries me. If these lunatics are acting like this now, imagine what they'll do should Obama get a second term.

If I was religious at all, I'd pray that it doesn't come to that.

95 brownbagj  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:08:16pm

re: #91 SpaceJesus

They need to be shunned, as all extremists should be. No one likes to be the odd man out.

Political leaders need to step up and LEAD. Show compassion, thoughtfulness, walk a mile in the other person's shoes, be open to the fact they may not be right and that though the other person may be wrong - that does not make him/her evil, stupid or determined to undermine America.

96 allegro  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:08:20pm

re: #81 makeitstop

How do we fight such rank ignorance?
This needs to stop, but those in a position to help stop it have zero inclination to do so.
I'm at a loss. This can't be allowed to continue.

I am hopeful that with this highly public incident and surrounding mainstream discussion of the matter that includes disgust for this violent, eliminationist rhetoric that it will make voters more sensitive to it when it again appears. Even low information voters are hearing this and hopefully it will have an effect on polling attitudes and votes. This is the only way that things will change.

97 What, me worry?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:09:19pm

re: #75 Obdicut

Oh yeah? Lots of racial epithets thrown around at sporting events? I've never noticed any.

I'd say having "Jew" shouted at you by an unruly mob counts as being threatened. My ancestors have had some experience in that area, and reports are that things can go badly.

First hand isn't any fun either.

98 barflytom  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:09:30pm

The defeated candidate - the sinister "Tea Party loon" with an eyepatch - lost his eye fighting in Iraq. He was in the Marines at Fallujah.

Rep. Filner was charged with assault a few years ago, after barging his way past an airline employee, and apparently used some of his campaign funds rather creatively to pay his wife for "consulting" work.

In other words, he's a perfectly normal congressman, and it's disappointing to see people who opposed him get so worked up. They're behaving like Frenchmen.

99 brownbagj  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:09:48pm

re: #96 allegro

America, almost since George Washington left office, has a history of heated rhetoric. I have no confidence this will change.

100 Obdicut  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:10:00pm

re: #98 barflytom

So screaming "Jew" at him is just fine with you?

101 Lidane  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:11:05pm

re: #98 barflytom

They're behaving like assholes.

Also, the candidate being in Fallujah doesn't excuse him from being a tool here. Veteran status doesn't give you a free pass to be a dick.

102 makeitstop  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:11:55pm

re: #98 barflytom

I see no justification for that mob's behavior in your 'explanation.' None.

103 (I Stand By What I Said Whatever It Was)  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:11:56pm

Tammy "Trash in the White House" Bruce will have Jim "Dim" Hoft on her show today on 1230pm PT. Should be a barrel of laughs.

104 Varek Raith  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:12:47pm

re: #98 barflytom

Deflector shields at maximum, Captain!

105 allegro  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:12:49pm

re: #99 brownbagj

America, almost since George Washington left office, has a history of heated rhetoric. I have no confidence this will change.

What has been flying from the right the past few years is far from "heated." There is a rather significant difference between "I think your views on this matter suck donkey balls" and "You should be killed before you kill my grandmother and put my family in a FEMA camp."

106 Lidane  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:12:58pm
107 Talking Point Detective  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:14:04pm

...

108 What, me worry?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:14:52pm

re: #81 makeitstop

How do we fight such rank ignorance?

This needs to stop, but those in a position to help stop it have zero inclination to do so.

I'm at a loss. This can't be allowed to continue.

I hate to say it, but more police presence and if these people can't control themselves, then remove them.

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) had an angry mob yelling at her during one of her town halls. I don't know if this was the only time it happened, but here, some man screamed "You're a liar!" at her. When the cop advanced, he backed off. The police presence, you watch the video, made a huge difference to bring things back to a civil discourse.

[Link: thehill.com...]

109 brownbagj  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:14:58pm

re: #105 allegro

Oh, I agree. But if you look at our history of politicians (look of Andrew Jackson and the public scandal with his wife used during an election) - many wanted people shot, used images of hangings and Jackson from above wanted a duel to the death.

110 (I Stand By What I Said Whatever It Was)  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:14:58pm

The ammount of sleeper cells waking up for the Palin meltdown is astounding.

111 Talking Point Detective  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:15:08pm

re: #98 barflytom

Let's try that again.

I'm curious to know how you did on my quiz:

Post #44

112 barflytom  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:15:31pm

re: #100 Obdicut

So screaming "Jew" at him is just fine with you?

Not, it absolutely is not.

Excitable, anti-semitic, and prone to threats of violence over trivial political matters. I think "behaving like Frenchmen" covers that fairly well.

113 brownbagj  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:16:15pm

re: #100 Obdicut

My big green egg just got through cooking a Boston butt - the coals are still hot for any flouncers.

//

114 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:16:37pm

re: #91 SpaceJesus

What do you have against the band?

On second thought... they were a hair band... ///////

115 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:16:47pm

re: #98 barflytom

The defeated candidate - the sinister "Tea Party loon" with an eyepatch - lost his eye fighting in Iraq. He was in the Marines at Fallujah.

So what? Does that mean that every action he now takes, no matter how despicable has to ignored?

Rep. Filner was charged with assault a few years ago, after barging his way past an airline employee, and apparently used some of his campaign funds rather creatively to pay his wife for "consulting" work.

Because he's human and has done questionable things in the past, we are what, supposed to assume he's lying, or evil, or perhaps his past actions warranted not only this recent abuse but all future abuse?


In other words, he's a perfectly normal congressman, and it's disappointing to see people who opposed him get so worked up. They're behaving like Frenchmen.

I take you don't like men born and raised in France.

116 webevintage  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:16:54pm

re: #49 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Whoops, he found a dead guy in his car, he is alive.

hahahahaha
I read it the same way too...glad to see I was wrong.

117 Vicious Michigan Union Thug  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:17:45pm

re: #112 barflytom

Not, it absolutely is not.

Excitable, anti-semitic, and prone to threats of violence over trivial political matters. I think "behaving like Frenchmen" covers that fairly well.

Vous etes un trou de cul.

118 RadicalModerate  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:18:30pm

re: #18 Gus 802

White nationalist and Popaditch supporter brags about Golden Hall violence, calls for armed revolution
November 5, 2010 - 12:58 am

Notice that this is the SAME "Aurick" individual who is quoted in the O'Donnell interview with Rep. Filner saying the following about the assassination attempt on Rep. Giffords:

I'm sure he was justified and I am enjoying this moment because this is how a revolution begins people, and it's funny I'm going to celebrate! - Aurick, "The Great White Elf"

So, that's two separate statements supporting violence against elected officials by this guy. Hopefully the FBI and other law enforcement authorities are keeping a VERY close watch on this individual.

119 McNug  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:18:49pm

re: #112 barflytom

Not, it absolutely is not.

Excitable, anti-semitic, and prone to threats of violence over trivial political matters. I think "behaving like Frenchmen" covers that fairly well.

Frenchmen know when to back down. Also, they know how to read.

120 Obdicut  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:19:25pm

re: #112 barflytom

GAZE.

121 Varek Raith  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:19:37pm

re: #112 barflytom

Not, it absolutely is not.

Excitable, anti-semitic, and prone to threats of violence over trivial political matters. I think "behaving like Frenchmen" covers that fairly well.

That wasn't even an answer.
Try again.

122 Kronocide  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:20:09pm

re: #71 jaunte

yes, and fights and sometimes more serious occurrences (weapons) happen at all these sporting events, should those be blown off too? Go to Staples center after a Lakers championship and wear the wrong colors after a game.

I've been to a Raider game where a bunch of assholes were shouting some seriously crappy stuff at a Bronco's fan with is kid. Those not participating in it blamed the Broncos fan for wearing his jacket.

Pathetic. Big reason why I'm not a 'fan' of professional sports.

123 justaminute  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:20:11pm

The economic hardships, unemployment and being on a never ending war footing doesn't help the situation.

124 Locker  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:20:48pm

Yea rhetoric has no influence on people... right.

125 brownbagj  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:20:50pm

re: #121 Varek Raith

The shields are working captain!!

126 What, me worry?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:21:28pm

re: #112 barflytom

Not, it absolutely is not.

Excitable, anti-semitic, and prone to threats of violence over trivial political matters. I think "behaving like Frenchmen" covers that fairly well.

Accept that they're AMERICANS.

127 Lidane  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:21:43pm

re: #112 barflytom

STFU and go back to bed, Rip Van Winkle.

128 palomino  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:22:30pm

Reminiscent of the Right's Summer of Rage 2009. Tea partiers and other disaffected conservatives went to town hall meetings and essentially flipped out over everything from birth certificates to health care (which, btw, helps helps private insurance cos. and doesn't amount to a "govt takeover of health care.")

As the video shows, we're talking about mobs of ill-informed people who aren't really upset about Obama policies as much as the very idea of Obama. It's primarily cultural grievance. If you don't see this, you're either not looking closely or you're ignorant of US history.

129 brownbagj  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:22:47pm

re: #125 brownbagj

Geez. NOT working captain!!

130 Tigger2  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:23:00pm

re: #126 marjoriemoon

Accept that they're AMERICANS.


Right wing Americans.

131 Kronocide  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:23:32pm

re: #112 barflytom

Not, it absolutely is not.

Excitable, anti-semitic, and prone to threats of violence over trivial political matters. I think "behaving like Frenchmen" covers that fairly well.

Are you implying that since the matters are trivial that concern for violence makes you a pussy?

I want to be sure I understand you correctly before I respond.

132 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:24:06pm

re: #129 brownbagj

Geez. NOT working captain!!

Just stay back a bit and avoid the spittle. You'll be fine.

133 palomino  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:24:14pm

re: #112 barflytom

Not, it absolutely is not.

Excitable, anti-semitic, and prone to threats of violence over trivial political matters. I think "behaving like Frenchmen" covers that fairly well.

You mean the French who live longer lives, have more sex and get more sleep than Americans? Yeah, that's quite a putdown...in ignorant knee-jerk wingnut America.

134 What, me worry?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:24:49pm

re: #130 Tigger2

Right wing Americans.

I actually meant to type "Except" and not "Accept", but I think it works both ways!

135 dmon  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:24:55pm

[Link: edition.cnn.com...]


See if this dont make ya swell up just a little bit.

136 Talking Point Detective  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:27:48pm

re: #133 palomino

You mean the French who live longer lives, have more sex and get more sleep than Americans? Yeah, that's quite a putdown...in ignorant knee-jerk wingnut America.

But they have to endure all that French food and French wine!

137 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:27:50pm

Lord, grant me the serenity to ignore the trolls, the courage to debate with honest opponents, and the wisdom to know the difference. - the LGF prayer.

138 palomino  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:28:39pm

re: #136 Talking Point Detective

But they have to endure all that French food and French wine!

And that terrible variety of cheeses. I'm sure they're so jealous they didn't invent Velveeta.

139 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:29:19pm

re: #133 palomino

You mean the French who live longer lives, have more sex and get more sleep than Americans? Yeah, that's quite a putdown...in ignorant knee-jerk wingnut America.

But, but, but, they act like many in the US acted in the '60s and '70s. You know, demonstrating for a cause?

140 Kronocide  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:29:30pm

So Geraty basically implies that soccer hooliganism is to be expected at political events, foul mouthed and excitable grown men will be foul mouthed excitable grown men.

There's so many things wrong with that.

141 jamesfirecat  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:30:01pm

re: #98 barflytom

The defeated candidate - the sinister "Tea Party loon" with an eyepatch - lost his eye fighting in Iraq. He was in the Marines at Fallujah.

Rep. Filner was charged with assault a few years ago, after barging his way past an airline employee, and apparently used some of his campaign funds rather creatively to pay his wife for "consulting" work.

In other words, he's a perfectly normal congressman, and it's disappointing to see people who opposed him get so worked up. They're behaving like Frenchmen.

Military Valor does not make one a good political leader.

That's the entire point of A certain Scottish Play I'm not suppose to name FYI.

142 brownbagj  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:30:41pm

re: #138 palomino

Ah. But the MAGIC of Velveeta is that it is not cheese!

143 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:31:30pm

re: #140 BigPapa

So Geraty basically implies that soccer hooliganism is to be expected at political events, foul mouthed and excitable grown men will be foul mouthed excitable grown men.

There's so many things wrong with that.

It's a product of the campaign against intellectualism, education and thinking beyond a 30 second sound bite. Grab your balls, squeeze, and emote like you mean it.

144 allegro  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:31:53pm

re: #142 brownbagj

Ah. But the MAGIC of Velveeta is that it is not cheese!

Hell, it's not even food.

145 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:32:41pm

re: #142 brownbagj

Ah. But the MAGIC of Velveeta is that it is not cheese!

It's an edible oil, anti-fungus treatment.

146 barflytom  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:33:13pm

re: #117 Alouette

Vous etes un trou de cul.

Francais, la langue de la politesse !

147 palomino  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:34:20pm

re: #139 b_sharp

But, but, but, they act like many in the US acted in the '60s and '70s. You know, demonstrating for a cause?

How dare they? We saved them back in WWII and this is how they repay us. Ingrates!

Seriously, the statute of limitations has run out on WWII. It's time for Americans to stop demanding that the French and Brits have to kiss our asses for all eternity.

148 Kronocide  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:34:26pm

re: #143 b_sharp

It's a product of the campaign against intellectualism, education and thinking beyond a 30 second sound bite. Grab your balls, squeeze, and emote like you mean it.

The irony is that you have a supposed intellectual making the case. There seems to be a lot of that going on right now.

149 palomino  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:34:55pm

re: #142 brownbagj

Ah. But the MAGIC of Velveeta is that it is not cheese!

It does melt beautifully. But then so do lots of chemicals.

150 mr.fusion  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:34:58pm

re: #128 palomino


As the video shows, we're talking about mobs of ill-informed people who aren't really upset about Obama policies as much as the very idea of Obama. It's primarily cultural grievance. If you don't see this, you're either not looking closely or you're ignorant of US history.

Excellent post. It's all part of their "Other" campaign that started during the '08 Presidential race...."palling around," "doesn't see America like you and I see America," the whitey tape, the birther sensation, etc etc etc........

151 Lidane  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:37:18pm

re: #147 palomino

Seriously, the statute of limitations has run out on WWII. It's time for Americans to stop demanding that the French and Brits have to kiss our asses for all eternity.

Why do you hate America?

/wingnut

152 barflytom  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:37:18pm

re: #147 palomino

..Seriously, the statute of limitations has run out on WWII. ....

WWII ?

I'm still pretty ticked off about Napoleon.

153 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:37:26pm

re: #135 dmon

[Link: edition.cnn.com...]

See if this dont make ya swell up just a little bit.

From that link:

Parness said the idea to display the flag at Christina's funeral came to him when he heard an interview with her mother, Roxanna, who spoke about how her daughter always looked for the positives that came out of the 9/11 attacks.

"She would refer to her birthday as a holiday," Parness quoted Roxanna Green as saying....

154 SpaceJesus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:39:33pm

re: #98 barflytom

The defeated candidate - the sinister "Tea Party loon" with an eyepatch - lost his eye fighting in Iraq. He was in the Marines at Fallujah.


Oh ok

155 palomino  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:40:15pm

re: #98 barflytom

The defeated candidate - the sinister "Tea Party loon" with an eyepatch - lost his eye fighting in Iraq. He was in the Marines at Fallujah.

Rep. Filner was charged with assault a few years ago, after barging his way past an airline employee, and apparently used some of his campaign funds rather creatively to pay his wife for "consulting" work.

In other words, he's a perfectly normal congressman, and it's disappointing to see people who opposed him get so worked up. They're behaving like Frenchmen.

WTF does this have to do with anything relevant? You know, like civility in public discourse. The war hero lost because he was in a heavily Dem district running against a popular incumbent. No surprise there. Either way, he doesn't deserve being treated like a traitor just for winning an election.

156 Kragar  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:41:03pm

re: #154 SpaceJesus

Oh ok

That makes everything OK, because we all know being a veteran means you're never wrong about anything.

157 Kronocide  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:42:05pm

re: #98 barflytom

The defeated candidate - the sinister "Tea Party loon" with an eyepatch - lost his eye fighting in Iraq. He was in the Marines at Fallujah.

My eloquent and mature response.

158 Lidane  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:42:58pm

re: #156 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

That makes everything OK, because we all know being a veteran means you're never wrong about anything.

Correction -- being a Republican veteran means you're never wrong about anything.

159 darthstar  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:43:09pm
160 dmon  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:43:24pm

re: #153 wrenchwench

Breaks my heart everytime I see this little girls picture.

161 SpaceJesus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:43:32pm

re: #156 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

See Allen West

162 palomino  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:43:56pm

re: #150 mr.fusion

Excellent post. It's all part of their "Other" campaign that started during the '08 Presidential race..."palling around," "doesn't see America like you and I see America," the whitey tape, the birther sensation, etc etc etc...

It was that very quote that turned me off Palin for good, right after the gop convention. That Obama doesn't see and love America like the rest of us. Totally coded garbage for everything from his race to his father's religion/nationality to his time in Indonesia to a guy named Ayers that he barely knew. Disgusting demagoguery.

163 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:43:58pm

re: #158 Lidane

Correction -- being a Republican veteran means you're never wrong about anything.

Are you going all "Cleland" on us?

164 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:44:23pm

I like Clarence Dupnik more every day:

...Dupnik, a Democrat, has a history of taking a stand when he believes in something strongly -- without much care for consequences.

In high school, he boycotted his town's yearly dance because Latinos were not allowed to attend. His best friend was Latino. It didn't seem right to go without him, he said.

"I didn't stand up for anything," he said, noting that he didn't try to draw attention to that decision. "I just refused to go."

Racial discrimination reared its head again when Dupnik worked in Bisbee's copper mines, which he said would not let Latino workers advance into management roles.

Seeing such bigotry helped shape his current disdain for prejudice.

"It's not right," he said. "When you start treating people based on where they were born or where their ancestors were born -- it's not right. It wasn't right then, and it's not right today."...

He turned 75 on Tuesday, so that high school dance must have been around about 1954. The Montgomery bus boycott was in 1955.

165 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:45:49pm

re: #160 dmon

Breaks my heart everytime I see this little girls picture.

Then this might not help:

[Link: www.google.com...]

166 palomino  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:46:05pm

re: #152 barflytom

WWII ?

I'm still pretty ticked off about Napoleon.


Yeah, good thing for Europe that America was able to come in and save the entire continent from that little tyrant.

167 barflytom  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:46:09pm

re: #131 BigPapa

Are you implying that since the matters are trivial that concern for violence makes you a pussy?

I want to be sure I understand you correctly before I respond.

No. I'm implying that rioting over an election defeat, or a policy you dislike, is the kind of behaviour you would expect from the Frogs.
Note their reaction to recent government attempts at austerity for example.

The Tea Party movement is supposed to be about stopping profligate government spending (which I agree with 100%). I'm not impressed by seeing people I basically agree with behaving like a mob.

168 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:46:54pm

re: #164 wrenchwench

I like Clarence Dupnik more every day:

He turned 75 on Tuesday, so that high school dance must have been around about 1954. The Montgomery bus boycott was in 1955.

Obviously not up to Bull Connors' sheriffin' standard.

169 Kronocide  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:47:45pm

re: #156 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

That makes everything OK, because we all know being a veteran means you're never wrong about anything.


Patriot's Law: any time somebody is caught doing some bad stuff point out combat experience or military duty.
AMERICA FUCK YEAH! Law: anytime somebody points out error or failing of US policies or actions point out American Exceptionalism. Iteration: point out how French are pussies and they'd be talking German if we didn't save their asses.

170 Varek Raith  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:48:31pm

re: #167 barflytom

Silly wingnut is silly.

171 insert name here  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:49:05pm

re: #167 barflytom

No. I'm implying that rioting over an election defeat, or a policy you dislike, is the kind of behaviour you would expect from the Frogs.

Sheesh. How small-minded can one get?

172 SpaceJesus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:50:04pm

re: #167 barflytom


Of course they are going to behave as a mob, they're called the Tea Party for a reason.

173 Reginald Perrin  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:51:35pm

re: #167 barflytom

We are not talking about the French, why are you giving the tea-baggers a pass?

174 barflytom  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:51:37pm

re: #166 palomino

Yeah, good thing for Europe that America was able to come in and save the entire continent from that little tyrant.

I'm from Britain.
I see you were making a different point, but it's hard to resist any opportunity to say something disparaging about our cheese eating friends.

175 SpaceJesus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:51:37pm

re: #172 SpaceJesus


To clarify, they want all the violent mob stuff (taring and feathering, etc.) without the underlying logic of the first tea party.

176 palomino  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:51:51pm

re: #167 barflytom

No. I'm implying that rioting over an election defeat, or a policy you dislike, is the kind of behaviour you would expect from the Frogs.
Note their reaction to recent government attempts at austerity for example.

The Tea Party movement is supposed to be about stopping profligate government spending (which I agree with 100%). I'm not impressed by seeing people I basically agree with behaving like a mob.

Again, what the fuck do the French (and your hatred of them) have to do with the hysteria in the TP?

Your use of the term "behaviour you would expect from Frogs" is ignorant. Do you mean violent protest? They have far fewer violent incidents (at political rallies or society at large) than we do. Best to look inward before randomly throwing stones at frogs or other's houses.

177 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:52:47pm

Today's outrageous outrage from Ed Morrisey....
Video: Charity fires director for Facebook comments on Tucson shooting

Outrageous oppression!

178 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:52:48pm

re: #167 barflytom

No. I'm implying that rioting over an election defeat, or a policy you dislike, is the kind of behaviour you would expect from the Frogs.

For a bigot you're a jerk.

179 palomino  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:52:55pm

re: #156 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

That makes everything OK, because we all know being a veteran means you're never wrong about anything.

Unless you're John Kerry or Max Cleland, in which case you didn't "bleed" enough to warrant any respect.

180 Kragar  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:53:17pm

re: #173 Reginald Perrin

We are not talking about the French, why are you giving the tea-baggers a pass?

Deflection.

181 insert name here  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:53:27pm

re: #174 barflytom

I'm from Britain.
I see you were making a different point, but it's hard to resist any opportunity to say something disparaging about our cheese eating friends.

Still carrying a grudge about 1066, eh?

182 garhighway  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:53:58pm

re: #176 palomino

Again, what the fuck do the French (and your hatred of them) have to do with the hysteria in the TP?

I'm guessing he thinks like this:

1> He hates the French
2> The TP is not French.
3> Therefore, the TP is cool, so long as they resist becoming French.

Feel free to amend, alter or modify my theory as you see fit.

183 Kragar  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:54:44pm

re: #181 insert name here

Still carrying a grudge about 1066, eh?

Still got a chip on their shoulder about getting their asses kicked by the Vikings repeatedly.

184 Lidane  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:55:22pm

re: #174 barflytom

I'm from Britain.

All that means is that you're an asshole who speaks accented English. Big deal.

We're not talking about the French, and the repeated digs at them are ignorant and asinine.

185 palomino  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:55:32pm

re: #174 barflytom

I'm from Britain.
I see you were making a different point, but it's hard to resist any opportunity to say something disparaging about our cheese eating friends.

Be careful. With your Stilton, Huntsman, Cotswold, Cheshire, and wide variety of delicious cheddars, you guys rival the French for cheese production.

Wines of course are a different matter.

186 garhighway  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:55:34pm

re: #183 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Still got a chip on their shoulder about getting their asses kicked by the Vikings repeatedly.

The Detroit Lions are like that, too.

187 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:55:35pm

re: #182 garhighway

I'm guessing he thinks like this:

1> He hates the French
2> The TP is not French.
3> Therefore, the TP is cool, so long as they resist becoming French.

Feel free to amend, alter or modify my theory as you see fit.

His love interest won't wear the french maid outfit?

188 Lidane  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:56:11pm

re: #186 garhighway

The Detroit Lions are like that, too.

They're still pissed about 1066?

///

189 garhighway  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:56:24pm

re: #187 b_sharp

His love interest won't wear the french maid outfit?

Or she did, and spanked him too hard.

190 Kragar  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:56:44pm

re: #188 Lidane

They're still pissed about 1066?

///

I think for them it was 10-66.

191 garhighway  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:56:48pm

re: #188 Lidane

They're still pissed about 1066?

///

Long memories in the Motor City.

192 SpaceJesus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:56:52pm

re: #174 barflytom

our cheese eating friends.


?

193 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:57:11pm

re: #184 Lidane

All that means is that you're an asshole who speaks accented English. Big deal.

We're not talking about the French, and the repeated digs at them are ignorant and asinine.

Dick has almost twice as many negative karma points as posts. Sounds like someone who gets a thrill from trolling.

194 SpaceJesus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:57:38pm

cheese fucking rules

195 Lidane  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:57:39pm

re: #187 b_sharp

His love interest won't wear the french maid outfit?

Nah. More like he expected her to wear it and got pissed when she turned around and forced it on him instead. ;)

196 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:57:45pm

Wonderful thing about the French - they do not care a lick what anyone else has to say about them. They barely care what other French people have to say about them...

197 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:59:14pm

re: #192 SpaceJesus

?

Little man acting out trying to get negative attention because he just can't get positive attention.

198 What, me worry?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:59:14pm

re: #156 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

That makes everything OK, because we all know being a veteran means you're never wrong about anything.

It's probably a good idea to give a little "extra room" to someone who has fought and sacrificed for the country, the elderly, or anyone disabled. In fact, there could be something wrong with the guy which may cause him to behave that way. You don't have to have a disability for that certainly or have fought in a war. But still, another reason why it's important to have a police presence at these rallies. We never can tell who is unstable.

199 William Barnett-Lewis  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 12:59:59pm

re: #156 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

That makes everything OK, because we all know being a veteran means you're never wrong about anything.

Cool then my being a veteran who is a socialist means socialism is right! Take that Tea Party!

///

200 Lidane  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:00:00pm

re: #196 ralphieboy

Wonderful thing about the French - they do not care a lick what anyone else has to say about them. They barely care what other French people have to say about them...

I actually enjoyed the time I spent in France. Spent a summer there when I was 15 out in the Loire Valley area. Gorgeous bit of the country. Loved it.

One of my aunts who passed away some years ago was French. She and my uncle and cousins would go and visit her family from time to time. I got lucky enough to go once. It was awesome.

201 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:00:49pm

re: #198 marjoriemoon

It's probably a good idea to give a little "extra room" to someone who has fought and sacrificed for the country, the elderly, or anyone disabled. In fact, there could be something wrong with the guy which may cause him to behave that way. You don't have to have a disability for that certainly or have fought in a war. But still, another reason why it's important to have a police presence at these rallies. We never can tell who is unstable.

That's more a reason to have him seen by professionals than a reason to excuse him.

202 What, me worry?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:00:52pm

Speaking of Fwance.... Walter, you here? You all packed??

203 Varek Raith  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:00:56pm

re: #174 barflytom

Your lame attempts at deflecting are, well, lame.
Also, your obsessive hatred of the French is creepy.

204 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:02:01pm

re: #200 Lidane

I actually enjoyed the time I spent in France. Spent a summer there when I was 15 out in the Loire Valley area. Gorgeous bit of the country. Loved it.

One of my aunts who passed away some years ago was French. She and my uncle and cousins would go and visit her family from time to time. I got lucky enough to go once. It was awesome.


I live near France and have spent a lot of time there, mostly in the Alsace. As nice a place as any in Europe to hang out in. And yes, they do have restaurants that serve hosrsemeat steaks and frog legs on pizzas...

205 SpaceJesus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:02:50pm

re: #200 Lidane


I still have family down in the Pyrenees. Stout women. They "milk-a the goat" and they "make-a the cheese."

206 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:02:52pm

re: #202 marjoriemoon

Speaking of Fwance... Walter, you here? You all packed??

Walter's a packing animal?


I just hope he brings us something from France.

207 What, me worry?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:02:53pm

re: #201 b_sharp

That's more a reason to have him seen by professionals than a reason to excuse him.

I'm not excusing him. I'm just talking about being at a rally, or any public event with unstable people.

208 Kronocide  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:03:22pm

re: #167[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com...] barflytom

No. I'm implying that rioting over an election defeat, or a policy you dislike, is the kind of behaviour you would expect from the Frogs.
Note their reaction to recent government attempts at austerity for example.

The fiscal policy Tea Party got co-opted long ago but a bunch of nutters. You should have been complaining two years ago . Lamenting here and now just isn't as productive, especially when ladled over with French xenophobia. How did the French get into this?

The Tea Party movement is supposed to be about stopping profligate government spending (which I agree with 100%). I'm not impressed by seeing people I basically agree with behaving like a mob.

The Tea Party is about anti-government populist rage seeded with racism, violent rhetoric, and hyperbole. The fiscal conservatives were long ago drowned out. Now it's just a bunch of iterations of various lib/winger groups frothed up hating Obama/liberals/Rinos and anybody else that piss them off, leaderless and disconnected, sorta like Islamic fundamentalists fighting against the Great Satan in leaderless cells. Except they have a bunch of TV/radio hosts egging them on. Obama is the Great Satan now, Rush wears the turban, Palin is Achmadinejad, Beck is the fiery preacher praising jihad against all that is destroying his America.

Too much for most to handle.

209 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:04:08pm

re: #205 SpaceJesus

I still have family down in the Pyrenees. Stout women. They "milk-a the goat" and they "make-a the cheese."

Being mostly Scottish, with a touch of German, I just "cutta the cheese".

210 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:04:31pm

re: #206 b_sharp

Walter's a packing animal?

I just hope he brings us something from France.

How long have we had diplomatic relations with France? I worry.

211 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:05:21pm

From Alex Jones: Rand Paul and Andrew Napolitano....
Left Decided To "Manufacture" Narrative Even Before Shooting Occurred

Trutherism!
/Awaiting link from Drudge

212 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:05:44pm

re: #208 BigPapa

The fiscal policy Tea Party got co-opted long ago but a bunch of nutters. You should have been complaining two years ago . Lamenting here and now just isn't as productive, especially when ladled over with French xenophobia. How did the French get into this?

The Tea Party is about anti-government populist rage seeded with racism, violent rhetoric, and hyperbole. The fiscal conservatives were long ago drowned out. Now it's just a bunch of iterations of various lib/winger groups frothed up hating Obama/liberals/Rinos and anybody else that piss them off, leaderless and disconnected, sorta like Islamic fundamentalists fighting against the Great Satan in leaderless cells. Except they have a bunch of TV/radio hosts egging them on. Obama is the Great Satan now, Rush wears the turban, Palin is Achmadinejad, Beck is the fiery preacher praising jihad against all that is destroying his America.

Too much for most to handle.

Now you're just campaigning for a bunch of up-dings.

213 gamark  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:05:45pm

re: #204 ralphieboy

and frog legs on pizzas...

My God, they're canibals!

///

214 What, me worry?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:05:53pm

re: #210 Decatur Deb

How long have we had diplomatic relations with France? I worry.

hehehe Walter leaves for France. WWIII ensues. Who'da thunk it!

215 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:06:11pm

This is not just the madness of the Tea Party, this is a manifestation of its central image and core ideology: that the democratically and legally elected government of the USA is somehow a tyranny that needs to be overthrown by force if necessary.

Their reaction to a candidate who won by 20% of the vote should be seen as an affront to all the people who voted, and not just for those who voted for Filner.

216 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:07:04pm

re: #210 Decatur Deb

How long have we had diplomatic relations with France? I worry.

You worry? Really, how far back can Walter really set diplomatic relations? 100, 200 years, max.

217 Lidane  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:07:17pm

re: #211 Killgore Trout

Wait, what?

I can't process that much crazy.

218 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:08:33pm

re: #217 Lidane

Wait, what?

I can't process that much crazy.

Here's the money quote...

“Well, these are the kind of things that I think some on the left decided to manufacture even before the events occur. I mean, this is part of the playbook of Rahm Emanuel where they say any crisis should be used to their advantage to further their agenda.”
219 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:08:52pm

re: #215 ralphieboy

This is not just the madness of the Tea Party, this is a manifestation of its central image and core ideology: that the democratically and legally elected government of the USA is somehow a tyranny that needs to be overthrown by force if necessary.

Their reaction to a candidate who won by 20% of the vote should be seen as an affront to all the people who voted, and not just for those who voted for Filner.

You miss the point. The election was stolen from the Real Americans (15%) and their Imaginary American Supporters (75%).

220 Kronocide  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:09:15pm

re: #212 b_sharp

Now you're just campaigning for a bunch of up-dings.

I used to abhor comparisons between conservatives and Taliban. I know accept that there is a valid comparison.

And yeah, I'm a Ding Whoo-ah.

221 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:09:39pm

I forgot my Dupnik link.

There's video there from Tuesday, with an interview with Dupnik.

Caution: Contains audio from Limbaugh.

222 Reginald Perrin  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:10:08pm

re: #205 SpaceJesus

I still have family down in the Pyrenees. Stout women. They "milk-a the goat" and they "make-a the cheese."

Maybe you should change your nic to Space Cheeseus.

223 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:12:39pm

re: #219 Decatur Deb

You miss the point. The election was stolen from the Real Americans (15%) and their Imaginary American Supporters (75%).

This is what we get when we expand the voting franchise beyond white male peoperty owners...

/

224 dmon  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:14:06pm

The tea party meme about elected political officials being un-American, is ummmmm.......Un American re: #223 ralphieboy

This is what we get when we expand the voting franchise beyond white male peoperty owners...

/

I believe you mean to say "white male Christian property owners."

225 barflytom  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:14:32pm

re: #203 Varek Raith

Your lame attempts at deflecting are, well, lame.
Also, your obsessive hatred of the French is creepy.

Get yourself a sense of humour old chap....

226 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:14:57pm

Welp. I was given an offer I can't refuse. Tomorrow I have to go to the hospital at around 8 AM.

227 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:15:05pm

re: #224 dmon

The tea party meme about elected political officials being un-American, is ummm...Un American


I believe you mean to say "white male Christian property owners."

Actually I meant "White male Protestant property owners"

/

228 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:15:28pm

re: #226 Gus 802

Welp. I was given an offer I can't refuse. Tomorrow I have to go to the hospital at around 8 AM.

And stay there?

229 Obdicut  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:15:38pm

re: #226 Gus 802

I hope it's nothing too serious?

230 dmon  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:15:46pm

re: #227 ralphieboy

Thank you for setting me straight

231 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:16:21pm

re: #228 wrenchwench

And stay there?

Don't know. I've got a zillion symptoms so we'll see. Last time I was there my heart was beating pretty fast and they wanted to send me into cardiology.

232 jaunte  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:16:25pm

re: #222 Reginald Perrin

Maybe you should change your nic to Space Cheeseus.

first space flight undertaken by a piece of cheese

233 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:16:47pm

BRB!

234 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:16:59pm

re: #226 Gus 802

Welp. I was given an offer I can't refuse. Tomorrow I have to go to the hospital at around 8 AM.

Oh, oh. What's wrong.

235 Kronocide  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:17:27pm

Double Red Dog Hypcrisy Fu:

Liberal Hypocrisy at its finest: Twitter users death threats to Palin

I've been hearing this guy was just crazy, no rhetoric or politics affected him (but he was a leftist).

So leftists say crazy shit and make death threats too. But I thought it was implied rhetoric is not a problem?

I wish the Baggers would quit being so French!

236 avanti  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:17:35pm

Yet another purity test for the GOP POTUS candidates to pass. From the AFA's Byran Fischer:


Gov. Tim Pawlenty: “Bryan, I have been a public and repeat supporter of maintaining ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ There’s a lot of reasons for that, but if you look at how the combat commanders and the combat units feel about it, the results of those kinds of surveys were different than the ones that were mostly reported in the newspaper, and that is something we need to pay attention to. But I have been a public supporter of maintaining ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ and I would support reinstating it as well.”

To my knowledge, he is the first potential presidential candidate for 2012 to go on public record that as the next commander-in-chief he would reinstate the prohibition on homosexual service in the military.

This is now the new benchmark for GOP candidates, and we should expect everyone else in the field to be asked this question and asked to answer it on the record. The fact that most of the candidates will be at CPAC makes it the perfect place for them to be directly confronted with this issue.

237 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:17:45pm

re: #226 Gus 802

Welp. I was given an offer I can't refuse. Tomorrow I have to go to the hospital at around 8 AM.

Sorry to hear that, Gus. Hang in there! And let us know as soon as you can what's going on.

238 dmon  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:18:29pm

re: #231 Gus 802

Good luck gus......... did the call it PSVT?

239 darthstar  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:18:29pm

Tuscon's top teabagger talks tough on Giffords...fucking asshole.


One tea party leader says that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) has herself to blame for getting shot in the head Saturday.

The Arizona congresswoman shouldn't have attended an event "in full view of the public" if she had security concerns, according to Tucson Tea Party co-founder Trent Humphries.

240 albusteve  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:18:30pm

re: #231 Gus 802

Don't know. I've got a zillion symptoms so we'll see. Last time I was there my heart was beating pretty fast and they wanted to send me into cardiology.

what?....a EKG takes ten minutes and can save you a lot of grief

241 What, me worry?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:19:17pm

re: #231 Gus 802

Don't know. I've got a zillion symptoms so we'll see. Last time I was there my heart was beating pretty fast and they wanted to send me into cardiology.

{{gus}} will be thinking about you!

242 Kragar  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:20:16pm

re: #239 darthstar

Tuscon's top teabagger talks tough on Giffords...fucking asshole.

www.rawstory.com...]>

What kind of person attends public events anyways?
///

243 Wozza Matter?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:20:57pm

barflytom - i am also a Britisher Mein Herr, and i think you are being an ass.

244 Kronocide  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:21:16pm

re: #235 BigPapa


I wish the Baggers would quit being so French!

Then we'll need to call them the Tea Baguettes.

245 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:22:21pm

re: #243 wozzablog

barflytom - i am also a Britisher Mein Herr, and i think you are being an ass.

I envy the British, with their distinction of "ass" and "arse".

246 albusteve  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:22:46pm

re: #243 wozzablog

barflytom - i am also a Britisher Mein Herr, and i think you are being an ass.

hating entire countries is bizarre in this day and age

247 Wozza Matter?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:22:51pm

re: #244 BigPapa

Then we'll need to call them the Tea Baguettes.

just a flash in the petit pain

248 Kragar  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:22:52pm

re: #239 darthstar

Tuscon's top teabagger talks tough on Giffords...fucking asshole.

www.rawstory.com...]>

I mean really, how big an asshole do you have to be to blame someone for getting shot in the head by a lunatic? WTF is wrong with that sack of shit?

249 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:22:53pm

re: #242 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

What kind of person attends public events anyways?
///

Apparently she should have had a ring of muscle around her separating her from the public. That's the best way to interact with the grass roots, I guess.

250 Eclectic Infidel  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:23:37pm

re: #3 prairiefire

Vitriol and hate, that's all they got.

Makes me thankful that we have local police, the sheriff's dept, and the national guard in case things really get out of hand.

251 Kragar  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:23:40pm

re: #246 albusteve

hating entire countries is bizarre in this day and age

2 things I can't stand. People who are intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch.

252 lawhawk  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:24:40pm

re: #226 Gus 802

Good luck and chin up...

253 albusteve  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:24:44pm

re: #251 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

2 things I can't stand. People who are intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch.

I was tryng for something like that , but decided to leave it to someone more crass...LOL, good one

254 Eclectic Infidel  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:24:56pm

re: #251 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

2 things I can't stand. People who are intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch.

well, yeah, they're so evil.

255 Kragar  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:24:57pm

re: #249 b_sharp

Apparently she should have had a ring of muscle around her separating her from the public. That's the best way to interact with the grass roots, I guess.

We don't all have ready access to unlicensed surplus good stores hiring illegally employed active duty military!

256 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:25:06pm

re: #246 albusteve

hating entire countries is bizarre in this day and age

I hate the Duchy of Grand Fenwick; those load mouthed rodents.

257 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:25:43pm

re: #256 b_sharp

I hate the Duchy of Grand Fenwick; those load mouthed rodents.

Hush---they have the Q Bomb.

258 Wozza Matter?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:25:50pm

re: #245 Decatur Deb

I envy the British, with their distinction of "ass" and "arse".

i like mixing it up.

Although - "i percieve you to be behaving like a perfect arse" would be a nice insult.

259 What, me worry?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:25:52pm

re: #248 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

I mean really, how big an asshole do you have to be to blame someone for getting shot in the head by a lunatic? WTF is wrong with that sack of shit?

On top of that, he's basically calling her a liar because she was supposedly afraid after Palin's map and did nothing... so therefore she wasn't really afraid.

Everyone in the Congress has good things to say about Gabby. This isn't just a case of someone gets shot, so let's say something nice. No. My mother has been telling me for years how well liked she is on both sides of the aisle.

260 Lidane  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:26:16pm

re: #251 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

On the other hand, the Swedes are brilliant at making utilitarian, easy-to-assemble furniture. Heh.

261 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:26:49pm

re: #258 wozzablog

i like mixing it up.

Although - "i percieve you to be behaving like a perfect arse" would be a nice insult.

Now you're going to call down a flurry of Google Images.

262 Wozza Matter?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:27:03pm

re: #246 albusteve

hating entire countries is bizarre in this day and age

It beats me old bean.
More unites men by their social standing and income bracket than divides them by national border.

263 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:27:32pm

re: #236 avanti

To my knowledge, he is the first potential presidential candidate for 2012 to go on public record that as the next commander-in-chief he would reinstate the prohibition on homosexual service in the military.

It is not a prohibition, it is just a hypocritcal policy banning any open mention of it. This in the armed forces who claim "personal integrity" as one of their "core values".

264 Wozza Matter?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:27:46pm

re: #260 Lidane

On the other hand, the Swedes are brilliant at making utilitarian, easy-to-assemble furniture. Heh.


Similarly fighter jets.

265 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:28:02pm

re: #262 wozzablog

It beats me old bean.
More unites men by their social standing and income bracket than divides them by national border.

I thought it was all the proper public school and regiment.

266 albusteve  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:28:06pm

re: #259 marjoriemoon

On top of that, he's basically calling her a liar because she was supposedly afraid after Palin's map and did nothing... so therefore she wasn't really afraid.

Everyone in the Congress has good things to say about Gabby. This isn't just a case of someone gets shot, so let's say something nice. No. My mother has been telling me for years how well liked she is on both sides of the aisle.

it just doesn't pay to respond about every tripe faced lunatic....that's all you'd do all day, leaving no time at all to hate whole countries

267 What, me worry?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:29:01pm

re: #266 albusteve

it just doesn't pay to respond about every tripe faced lunatic...that's all you'd do all day, leaving no time at all to hate whole countries

Ahhh Oui!

268 albusteve  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:29:42pm

re: #262 wozzablog

It beats me old bean.
More unites men by their social standing and income bracket than divides them by national border.

fact: rock and roll is the ultimate, universal golden thread

269 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:29:44pm

re: #234 b_sharp

Oh, oh. What's wrong.

Back...

In a nutshell: pretty big umbilical hernia; neck pain (2 locations); abdominal distention; bladder discomfort; frequent urination; chronic cough. Also occasional rapid heart rate.

270 What, me worry?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:29:56pm

re: #266 albusteve

it just doesn't pay to respond about every tripe faced lunatic...that's all you'd do all day, leaving no time at all to hate whole countries

But even so, you have to admit, that's a pretty nasty thing to say to someone fighting for their life. And she is, any reasonable life anyway.

271 Lidane  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:30:22pm

re: #264 wozzablog

Similarly fighter jets.

And vampire stories:

272 blueraven  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:30:29pm

re: #226 Gus 802

Welp. I was given an offer I can't refuse. Tomorrow I have to go to the hospital at around 8 AM.

Sorry to hear that you need to go to the hospital Gus, but glad that you are going! Let them check you out real good. Maybe something very simple to fix, but in any case best to find out. All the best!

273 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:30:33pm

Thanks everybody!

274 What, me worry?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:31:04pm

re: #269 Gus 802

Back...

In a nutshell: pretty big umbilical hernia; neck pain (2 locations); abdominal distention; bladder discomfort; frequent urination; chronic cough. Also occasional rapid heart rate.

I hate to upding you for that!! But we'll be thinking about you. Hope they make you feel better!

275 Kragar  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:31:30pm

re: #259 marjoriemoon

On top of that, he's basically calling her a liar because she was supposedly afraid after Palin's map and did nothing... so therefore she wasn't really afraid.

Everyone in the Congress has good things to say about Gabby. This isn't just a case of someone gets shot, so let's say something nice. No. My mother has been telling me for years how well liked she is on both sides of the aisle.

"We didn't threatend her, but if she had taken the threats which we didn't make seriously, she wouldn't have been shot, so its all her fault."

276 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:31:47pm

re: #269 Gus 802

Back...

In a nutshell: pretty big umbilical hernia; neck pain (2 locations); abdominal distention; bladder discomfort; frequent urination; chronic cough. Also occasional rapid heart rate.

Sorry. I talked to the doc--he said your shit's fucked up:

[Link: www.google.com...]

277 Wozza Matter?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:32:45pm

re: #243 wozzablog

and also, i actually do quite like the french, but being half scottish i do rock the Auld Alliance vibe.

278 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:33:22pm

re: #269 Gus 802

Back...

In a nutshell: pretty big umbilical hernia; neck pain (2 locations); abdominal distention; bladder discomfort; frequent urination; chronic cough. Also occasional rapid heart rate.

So they're gonna remove the nutshell and solve it all at once?

{{{Gus}}}

279 Wozza Matter?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:33:30pm

re: #268 albusteve

fact: rock and roll is the ultimate, universal golden thread

God gave rock and roll to you - gave rock and roll to everyone.

280 albusteve  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:34:20pm

re: #270 marjoriemoon

But even so, you have to admit, that's a pretty nasty thing to say to someone fighting for their life. And she is, any reasonable life anyway.

of course it is....this whole 4 days has fired up my rock em sock em tendencies...I'd love to be the Big Kahuna sitting her doling out reprimands to people like that...and it's way beyond the individual, it's become a force for badness for us all...if nothing else I'm a stout believer in the people as brothers and sisters...it's shameful

281 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:34:41pm

re: #278 wrenchwench

So they're gonna remove the nutshell and solve it all at once?

{{{Gus}}}

:) I wish. Odds are I'll have to battle with financing first. Guess I better type out a "what ails me" narrative tonight.

282 Kragar  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:35:00pm

re: #279 wozzablog

God gave rock and roll to you - gave rock and roll to everyone.

WYLD STALLYNS!

283 Lidane  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:35:08pm

re: #269 Gus 802

Oh wow. Hope you feel better soon.

284 albusteve  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:37:59pm

re: #281 Gus 802

:) I wish. Odds are I'll have to battle with financing first. Guess I better type out a "what ails me" narrative tonight.

get a social worker while you're up there...have a chat and find out if you have any options at the state level...do it, you may hit the jackpot...but if not, you must take any treatments/care and screw the costs...that will work itself out somehow

285 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:38:10pm

re: #237 Charles

Sorry to hear that, Gus. Hang in there! And let us know as soon as you can what's going on.

Thanks Charles. If I disappear for a week after tomorrow you'll know why.

286 webevintage  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:40:25pm

re: #218 Killgore Trout

Here's the money quote...

morons.
I guess that is why Giffords said this:
"“We're on Sarah Palin's targeted list, but the thing is that the way that she has it depicted has the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district, and when people do that, they've gotta realize there are consequences to that action.”

Dems are just sneaky that way.
/

287 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:40:36pm

re: #284 albusteve

get a social worker while you're up there...have a chat and find out if you have any options at the state level...do it, you may hit the jackpot...but if not, you must take any treatments/care and screw the costs...that will work itself out somehow

Thanks. That's part of the plan. Time will tell. I've been putting this off for a couple of years.

288 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:42:29pm

re: #269 Gus 802

Back...

In a nutshell: pretty big umbilical hernia; neck pain (2 locations); abdominal distention; bladder discomfort; frequent urination; chronic cough. Also occasional rapid heart rate.

Sounds like it's time to start taking care of yourself.

Get yourself up here and I'll take you snowmobiling in the unpolluted cold fresh air and the wife will make you eat your stir-fried veggies.

289 darthstar  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:43:42pm
290 Kilroy01  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:44:36pm

A brilliant bit of humor about the Tea Parties that Gerry Anderson would be proud of.

291 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:44:51pm

re: #288 b_sharp

Sounds like it's time to start taking care of yourself.

Get yourself up here and I'll take you snowmobiling in the unpolluted cold fresh air and the wife will make you eat your stir-fried veggies.

Cast iron wok? Sounds tasty. I should have been taking care of myself a long time ago. Like a fool I took the wrong turn when I was around 30. Could have been worse I suppose.

292 Kronocide  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:45:10pm

re: #243 wozzablog

barflytom - i am also a Britisher Mein Herr, and i think you are being an ass.

I think you need to speak in soccer hooliganese.

293 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:45:33pm

re: #289 darthstar

OT: Canadian Ice Breaker in action

I would bet there's some shrinkage involved with that.

//

294 Wozza Matter?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:45:53pm

re: #265 Decatur Deb

I thought it was all the proper public school and regiment.

Well, that too. But don't tell those from the "modern universities".

295 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:46:49pm

re: #279 wozzablog

God gave rock and roll to you - gave rock and roll to everyone.

That sounds suspiciously like a 'KISS' song. I ought to down-ding you just on principle.

296 What, me worry?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:47:12pm

re: #291 Gus 802

Cast iron wok? Sounds tasty. I should have been taking care of myself a long time ago. Like a fool I took the wrong turn when I was around 30. Could have been worse I suppose.

It could be raining :)

297 albusteve  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:47:16pm

re: #289 darthstar

OT: Canadian Ice Breaker in action

how stupid can that guy be?....
I mean, using an ax?...c'mon dude

298 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:47:40pm

re: #294 wozzablog

Well, that too. But don't tell those from the "modern universities".

"Red brick" and all. God, I loved Inspector Morse (and Insp Lewis, now.)

299 Kragar  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:48:02pm

re: #295 b_sharp

That sounds suspiciously like a 'KISS' song. I ought to down-ding you just on principle.

Actually, its the song Bill and Ted used to defeat Primus with in a Battle of the Bands.

300 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:48:46pm

re: #289 darthstar

OT: Canadian Ice Breaker in action

I feel like I've been RickRolled.

301 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:49:03pm

re: #296 marjoriemoon

It could be raining :)

Mostly sunny and around 50 till' Tuesday.

302 Bubblehead II  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:49:47pm

re: #296 marjoriemoon

It could be raining :)

It is.

Image: 029351CF_06BDFC37_cam1.jpg

303 TedStriker  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:50:19pm

re: #101 Lidane

They're behaving like assholes.

Also, the candidate being in Fallujah doesn't excuse him from being a tool here. Veteran status doesn't give you a free pass to be a dick.

See: Duke Cunningham, John McCain, and Charlie Rangel.

304 What, me worry?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:51:13pm

re: #301 Gus 802

Mostly sunny and around 50 till' Tuesday.

We got a "cold snap" while the rest of the country was covered in the white stuff. They said on the radio that FL was the only state that didn't have any snow issues. It's warming up tho.

I just wanted to say that you're such a good research person and you always make fabulous contributions to this site. I'll miss you when you're gone! Hurry and get well :)

305 albusteve  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:51:22pm

re: #301 Gus 802

Mostly sunny and around 50 till' Tuesday.

same down here...really gorgeous weather...I pity folks those north and east from here

306 Wozza Matter?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:51:28pm

later's all.

coffee to drink, cookies top eat and a perfectly good television going unwatched.

307 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:52:03pm

re: #291 Gus 802

Cast iron wok? Sounds tasty. I should have been taking care of myself a long time ago. Like a fool I took the wrong turn when I was around 30. Could have been worse I suppose.

Actually she has this huge, thick round bottomed stainless steel wok. I hate veggies, or I did until she introduced me to her stir fry.

At 30 we all believe middle age is so far into the future we have lots of time to get healthy. It's only when you wake up the next morning and find you're already 50 that you realize how naive your 30 year old mind was.

308 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:52:51pm

re: #293 Gus 802

I would bet there's some shrinkage involved with that.

//

There better be or that old guy is going to lose his tip.

309 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:53:30pm

re: #297 albusteve

how stupid can that guy be?...
I mean, using an ax?...c'mon dude

That's chain saw country.

310 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:54:22pm

re: #304 marjoriemoon

We got a "cold snap" while the rest of the country was covered in the white stuff. They said on the radio that FL was the only state that didn't have any snow issues. It's warming up tho.

I just wanted to say that you're such a good research person and you always make fabulous contributions to this site. I'll miss you when you're gone! Hurry and get well :)

(((Marjorie))) Well, we'll see. If I have high BP or any other things to clear up first they might want to stabilize that first. If they admit me first it would be for the hernia. That would mean I'd have to get a green light for surgery first. Oh joy. I can't believe I'm talking about that but that's what's been preventing me from going to the hospital all this time.

311 Slap  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:54:32pm

re: #279 wozzablog

God gave rock and roll to you - gave rock and roll to everyone.

Man, I really loved Argent.

Nice touch!

312 What, me worry?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:55:22pm

re: #310 Gus 802

(((Marjorie))) Well, we'll see. If I have high BP or any other things to clear up first they might want to stabilize that first. If they admit me first it would be for the hernia. That would mean I'd have to get a green light for surgery first. Oh joy. I can't believe I'm talking about that but that's what's been preventing me from going to the hospital all this time.

Out patient surgery?

313 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:55:40pm

re: #312 marjoriemoon

Out patient surgery?

It's pretty big.

314 b_sharp  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:55:56pm

BBL

315 TedStriker  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:56:02pm

re: #106 Lidane

What Tea Party racism?

Tennessee Tea Party Demands School Curriculum Not Focus Too Much On The ‘Minority Experience’

As a Tennessean, let me give those TPers a hearty "fuck you" for wanting to whitewash (pun intended) the history of the Founders and early America.

316 Obdicut  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:56:37pm

re: #313 Gus 802

It's pretty big.

Bow-chicka-bow-bow.

317 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:57:20pm

re: #315 talon_262

As a Tennessean, let me give those TPers a hearty "fuck you" for wanting to whitewash (pun intended) the history of the Founders and early America.

God gave rock'n' roll to everyone, but only white people get the VIP backstage passes...

/

318 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:58:23pm

Ralph Nader and Fox News pretty excited about the Tea Party influence....
Ralph Nader "Ron Paul & Bernie Sanders Have Teamed Up To Go After The Military Budget"



Nader suggested that it already has, thanks to the unity of Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the most conservative and most liberal members of their respective chambers. They've teamed up to propose cuts to the US defense budget, which has long been by far the largest sector of America's annual budget, and to push a more thorough audit of the Federal Reserve, the private central bank which controls America's currency.
"The authentic tea partiers hail from the conservative libertarian wing of the Republican party that has been so disrespected and corporatized by the likes of Bush and Cheney," Nader said. "So here they come into town and they're going to go after a lot of things the Republican establishment is opposed to."

He added that a coming "liberal-conservative connection" will ultimately "draw that distinction between the corporatist and the genuine libertarian conservatives."

319 What, me worry?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:58:27pm

re: #313 Gus 802

It's pretty big.

Ugh... that's never any fun. Let us know if you can what's up. Sometimes it's just better to get these things over with, I mean, if you can.

I have to have my other eye done this year. I'm thinking I'll just do it next month. Cataract surgery. Then I'll have 2 bionic eyes!

320 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:58:32pm

re: #316 Obdicut

Bow-chicka-bow-bow.

I get the feeling they're going to want to catheterize me. Ugh. I might need some tranquilizers for tonight and tomorrow -- kidding of course.

321 Mr.Boots  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 1:59:45pm

re: #15 marjoriemoon

Wait a sec, I thought the Right was all supportive of Jews and Israel?

As long as the Israeli Jews are willing to convert to Christianity at the end of days when they are needed to combat Ultimate Evil according to the Prophesy, but that doesn't mean they have to like American Jews or tolerate being represented by them. /

322 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:00:34pm

re: #100 Obdicut

So screaming "Jew" at him is just fine with you?

Evidently.

323 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:00:53pm

re: #321 Mr.Boots


There is a difference between Jews who in Israel and Zionist bankers who control the American media...

/

324 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:01:22pm

re: #319 marjoriemoon

Ugh... that's never any fun. Let us know if you can what's up. Sometimes it's just better to get these things over with, I mean, if you can.

I have to have my other eye done this year. I'm thinking I'll just do it next month. Cataract surgery. Then I'll have 2 bionic eyes!

My brother just had has gall bladder removed. He's also set for vitrectomy (replacement) later this year. I'm the last of the 3 siblings with a gall bladder.

325 Obdicut  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:02:11pm

re: #320 Gus 802

Fuck. Worst thing I ever had was the tube down my nose into my stomach. That sucked hardcore.

Hope you get nice nurses.

326 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:03:16pm

re: #118 RadicalModerate

Notice that this is the SAME "Aurick" individual who is quoted in the O'Donnell interview with Rep. Filner saying the following about the assassination attempt on Rep. Giffords:

So, that's two separate statements supporting violence against elected officials by this guy. Hopefully the FBI and other law enforcement authorities are keeping a VERY close watch on this individual.

Anyone who calls himself 'Aurick the Great White Elf' should go on SOME kind of watchlist.

/

327 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:03:36pm

re: #325 Obdicut

Fuck. Worst thing I ever had was the tube down my nose into my stomach. That sucked hardcore.

Hope you get nice nurses.

What was that for? If you don't mind me asking.

328 makeitstop  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:03:59pm

re: #247 wozzablog

just a flash in the petit pain

I love a thread that's leavened with humor.

Now I gotta stop loafing and go earn my daily.....lettuce.

329 avanti  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:04:25pm

Glenn Beck though Obama's speech was great. Heads exploding as we speak.

330 Slap  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:05:04pm

re: #295 b_sharp

I'll withhold downdinging because you clearly did not know Kiss covered these boys....

Argent - God Gave Rock and Roll to You

Argent - Hold Your Head Up

Argent - It's Only Money (audio only....)

Blame Wozz if you must, hate the tune if you wish -- but give proper credit!!!

331 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:06:04pm

re: #328 makeitstop

I love a thread that's leavened with humor.

Now I gotta stop loafing and go earn my daily...lettuce.


So the French word for bacon is "lardons" (which I found amusing enough, is that what happens when you get excited about a fat chick)

but then, in a French supermarket I - honest to god - saw "Lardons du Macon": yep, Macon Bacon!!!

332 albusteve  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:06:16pm

re: #313 Gus 802

It's pretty big.

yeah, but depending, the surgeries now days are less invasive which means less pain and shorter healing times...it may not be as bad as you think

333 Kragar  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:06:17pm

re: #330 Slap

I'll withhold downdinging because you clearly did not know Kiss covered these boys...

Argent - God Gave Rock and Roll to You

Argent - Hold Your Head Up

Argent - It's Only Money (audio only...)

Blame Wozz if you must, hate the tune if you wish -- but give proper credit!!!

Argent covered Wyld Stallyns?

334 Slap  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:07:05pm

re: #333 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Argent covered Wyld Stallyns?

Yep, and the Kinks covered Van Halen.....

335 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:07:27pm

re: #329 avanti

Glenn Beck though Obama's speech was great. Heads exploding as we speak.

I bet it's just part of his schtick. By the end of the show he'll be explaining how it was really all coded Hitlerian Marxism.

336 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:07:36pm

re: #332 albusteve

yeah, but depending, the surgeries now days are less invasive which means less pain and shorter healing times...it may not be as bad as you think

Hope so. I also hope it's just a hernia.

337 albusteve  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:07:46pm

re: #317 ralphieboy

God gave rock'n' roll to everyone, but only white people get the VIP backstage passes...

/

sometimes I'd take my VIP pass and just give it to some unawares fan...blows their mind

338 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:08:25pm

re: #167 barflytom

No. I'm implying that rioting over an election defeat, or a policy you dislike, is the kind of behaviour you would expect from the Frogs.
Note their reaction to recent government attempts at austerity for example.

The Tea Party movement is supposed to be about stopping profligate government spending (which I agree with 100%). I'm not impressed by seeing people I basically agree with behaving like a mob.

And to make that point, you first needed to toot Popovich's Hero Veteran credentials, run down Filner, and then take a swipe at the French, who actually have nothing to do with the situation.

The Tea Party movement has shit to do with government spending. It's about hate, and that hate is getting more pronounced, more vicious, more bigoted, and more irrational with every passing day.

339 What, me worry?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:09:33pm

re: #324 Gus 802

My brother just had has gall bladder removed. He's also set for vitrectomy (replacement) later this year. I'm the last of the 3 siblings with a gall bladder.

My husband wore this when I went in for my cataract surgery. They had just given me some twilight and I was laying there in a haze. I look at the foot of my bed and there's the doc, two nurses and the anesthesiologist all reading his shirt. If I wasn't so loopy, I probably would have been more concerned. "Hello! I'm over here!"

340 Obdicut  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:09:33pm

re: #327 Gus 802

What was that for? If you don't mind me asking.

I had a loop of intestine get squished out of position and blocked. So I had to have my stomach continually drained while it worked itself out. Thank god it did without the need for surgery.

341 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:09:40pm

re: #174 barflytom

I'm from Britain.
I see you were making a different point, but it's hard to resist any opportunity to say something disparaging about our cheese eating friends.

You're from Britain, but you feel it necessary to tell us about the credentials of U.S. candidates. Hmmm.

342 Usually refered to as anyways  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:09:52pm

re: #330 Slap


Argent - Hold Your Head Up


Upding for that. Cool tune.

343 albusteve  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:10:10pm

re: #325 Obdicut

Fuck. Worst thing I ever had was the tube down my nose into my stomach. That sucked hardcore.

Hope you get nice nurses.

yup...totally against nature...sometimes patients have to be sedated for a nasogastric....bad shit

344 TedStriker  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:10:26pm

re: #167 barflytom

N. 'm mplyng tht rtng vr n lctn dft, r plc y dslk, s th knd f bhvr y wld xpct frm th Frgs. Nt thr rctn t rcnt gvrnmnt ttmpts t strt fr xmpl.

Th T Prt mvmnt s sppsd t b bt stppng prflgt gvrnmnt spndng (whch gr wth %). 'm nt mprssd b sng ppl bscll gr wth bhvng lk mb.

How wonderfully bigoted of you...

345 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:10:44pm

re: #179 palomino

Unless you're John Kerry or Max Cleland, in which case you didn't "bleed" enough to warrant any respect.

Three limbs are not enough. A real patriot would have given all four.

///

346 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:11:03pm

re: #339 marjoriemoon

My husband wore this when I went in for my cataract surgery. They had just given me some twilight and I was laying there in a haze. I look at the foot of my bed and there's the doc, two nurses and the anesthesiologist all reading his shirt. If I wasn't so loopy, I probably would have been more concerned. "Hello! I'm over here!"

That's a funny t-shirt.

347 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:11:50pm

re: #196 ralphieboy

Wonderful thing about the French - they do not care a lick what anyone else has to say about them. They barely care what other French people have to say about them...

This is true. The French have the self-esteem thing thoroughly down.

348 Kragar  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:11:50pm

re: #335 Charles

I bet it's just part of his schtick. By the end of the show he'll be explaining how it was really all coded Hitlerian Marxism.

Its a switcheroo to get ratings. People tune in to see what the hell he is going on about, then he reverts.

349 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:11:59pm

re: #340 Obdicut

I had a loop of intestine get squished out of position and blocked. So I had to have my stomach continually drained while it worked itself out. Thank god it did without the need for surgery.

Ouch. That can be potentially life threatening.

350 Bubblehead II  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:12:03pm

re: #329 avanti

>Glenn Beck though Obama's speech was great. Heads exploding as we speak.

Here is a link to it.

351 (I Stand By What I Said Whatever It Was)  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:12:59pm

re: #335 Charles

I bet it's just part of his schtick. By the end of the show he'll be explaining how it was really all coded Hitlerian Marxism.

Almost:

Beck's Backhanded Compliment Of Obama's Speech: "A Leader Says That On Day One"

"Wellstone Memorial still was a monstrous displayal of Totalitarianism"

352 Kragar  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:13:06pm

re: #350 Bubblehead II

>Glenn Beck though Obama's speech was great. Heads exploding as we speak.

Here is a link to it.

LIES HEAPED ON MORE LIES!

353 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:13:37pm

re: #347 SanFranciscoZionist

This is true. The French have the self-esteem thing thoroughly down.

It is the individualistic aspect of their culture: they do not need outside assurance to reassurance to reinforce their self-image.

354 albusteve  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:13:43pm

re: #348 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Its a switcheroo to get ratings. People tune in to see what the hell he is going on about, then he reverts.

bandwagon response...if one where to suggest his speech was fairly ordinary, one would be tarred and feathered

355 bluecheese  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:13:57pm

[Link: www.dallasnews.com...]

Kay Bailey Hutchison said today that she will not seek another term in the U.S. Senate.

In terms of a general election, i would assume that she would have won with ease....... The republican primary however.....

I wonder who shall pick up the torch that she is passing on?

356 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:13:59pm

re: #210 Decatur Deb

How long have we had diplomatic relations with France? I worry.

Rather a long time. I think the relationship will survive Walter.

357 Bubblehead II  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:15:05pm

OOPS!

Glenn: President was great. Crowd? Not so much

Though he couldn't resist throwing in a few back handed remarks as well as comparing it (the crowd) to the Wellstone funeral.

358 albusteve  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:15:57pm

re: #356 SanFranciscoZionist

Rather a long time. I think the relationship will survive Walter.

he's only a menace to himself

359 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:16:10pm

re: #357 Bubblehead II

OOPS!

Glenn: President was great. Crowd? Not so much

Though he couldn't resist throwing in a few back handed remarks as well as comparing it (the crowd) to the Wellstone funeral.

Glenn Beck needs a swirly.

360 Obdicut  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:19:01pm

re: #349 Gus 802

Ouch. That can be potentially life threatening.

It was made much worse, I'm afraid, by my drinking and smoking, which inhibit the peristaltic response. i've had far fewer stomach troubles since quitting.

361 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:19:31pm

re: #277 wozzablog

and also, i actually do quite like the french, but being half scottish i do rock the Auld Alliance vibe.

I don't like much of anything about France. Except the perfume industry. And brie.

But I also don't really get the point of taunting them. By and large, they leave me alone.

362 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:19:41pm

re: #340 Obdicut

I had a loop of intestine get squished out of position and blocked. So I had to have my stomach continually drained while it worked itself out. Thank god it did without the need for surgery.

Yes, you were lucky. My dad (who is of course MUCH older than you) had to have the surgery, which went fine, but then he got one of those hospital infections (C. diff) and it still bothers him a little, two years later.

Right now my older brother is recuperating in the hospital after laparoscopic surgery to fix diverticulitis.

363 albusteve  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:19:43pm

re: #359 Gus 802

Glenn Beck needs a swirly.

Beck is a very serious monger, to the point of delusion...he is trying to be so influential as to have an entire era named for him...the Becktonian Era, that time of the Second Enlightenment, with himself as the leading prophet....in other words, he's crazy.....he's a two bit TV preacher

364 darthstar  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:21:19pm

re: #329 avanti

Glenn Beck though Obama's speech was great. Heads exploding as we speak.

I never thought I'd say it, but I think Glenn Beck - who barely finished high school and never completed a semester of college - is actually smarter than Sarah Palin.

365 TedStriker  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:22:20pm

re: #357 Bubblehead II

OOPS!

Glenn: President was great. Crowd? Not so much

Though he couldn't resist throwing in a few back handed remarks as well as comparing it (the crowd) to the Wellstone funeral.

I knew the wingnuts were going to bring up the Wellstone memorial...they couldn't resist piling on for for political points.

366 Kragar  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:23:54pm

re: #364 darthstar

I never thought I'd say it, but I think Glenn Beck - who barely finished high school and never completed a semester of college - is actually smarter than Sarah Palin.

There are different kinds of smart.

367 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:24:42pm

re: #365 talon_262

I knew the wingnuts were going to bring up the Wellstone memorial...they couldn't resist piling on for for political points.

"It wasn't like the Wellstone memorial but let's bring up the Wellstone memorial anyway."

//

368 darthstar  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:24:50pm

WH Press Corps is really worried about Sarah Palin.

Q When he called for better discourse last night, did he specifically have Sarah Palin in mind and her comments about “blood libel”?

MR. GIBBS: Look, I think -- I would point you to many things in the President’s -- in venues that the President has discussed this, the notion of civility in our public discourse -- dates back to his time in the State Senate in Springfield; at the University of Michigan, at the commencement last year. I have heard him say for as long as I’ve been with him the notion of disagreeing without being disagreeable. Those are aspects I think that he has tried to live his public life by.

And obviously the speech -- the President added a pretty hefty notion of empathy in the speech that, again, I think he’s spoken on on many different occasions.

Q Robert, what is your view on Sarah Palin’s choice of words with the phrase “blood libel”?

MR. GIBBS: You know, I’m -- I think there are plenty of people that can render opinions on that. I’m not going to do that. And I think -- I’m happy to talk about what the President said last night. I think that’s the role I best play in this.

...

Q Did Governor Palin’s message yesterday, the overall message, head in the wrong direction?

MR. GIBBS: Again, I think there are plenty that can --

Q She’s a public figure; the White House could have an opinion on her overall message.


Yes, she's a public figure. So is Snooki. Shouldn't we be more concerned with how Snooki feels about the Tuscon shootings? Isn't she just as relevant?

MR. GIBBS: And, again, I’m happy to speak to what the President said and how he came about saying it, but I’ll let others opine on that.

Q Has he seen her video, Robert?

Q Your own presence here, have you decided how --

MR. GIBBS: Yes. Have I or has he?

Q The President.

MR. GIBBS: I don’t know the answer to that.

369 Kronocide  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:25:10pm

I don't get comparisons between the Wellstone memorial and yesterday's:

He died in a plane crash days before an election he was competing in. There should be an assumption that he himself may have wanted the election and competition of values continue on in his name and legacy. I'd want a big ass party after my death celebrating things I hold dear, plus a wake with golf, poker, and fine scotch and tequila sipping.

Yesterday's memorial was more somber in the aftermath of a violent murder, but the wishes of a little girl showing interest in politics at a young age, the tenuous survival of a bright and respected congresswoman in the balance, the shock of a nation needing to reconcile with the event, the celebration of the lives that died, that was the goal of the creators. What the hell is wrong with that?

Much different.

370 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:25:28pm

re: #363 albusteve

Beck is a very serious monger, to the point of delusion...he is trying to be so influential as to have an entire era named for him...the Becktonian Era, that time of the Second Enlightenment, with himself as the leading prophet...in other words, he's crazy...he's a two bit TV preacher

Are we still living under "Beck's 100 year plan?"

371 Eclectic Infidel  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:25:39pm

re: #361 SanFranciscoZionist

I don't like much of anything about France. Except the perfume industry. And brie.

But I also don't really get the point of taunting them. By and large, they leave me alone.

I really liked Paris. The folk in Tours were especially pleasant and friendly. I enjoyed French food, wine, and their hospitality. I have nothing against France and refused to take part in the French bashing when their govt refused to commit troops to Iraq.

372 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:27:26pm

re: #370 Gus 802

Are we still living under "Beck's 100 year plan?"

Seems longer.

373 Lidane  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:27:29pm

re: #368 darthstar

WH Press Corps is really worried about Sarah Palin.

What liberal media?

They'd rather aim for a reaction from the White House to Caribou Barbie's self-serving, self-aggrandizing speech yesterday instead of focusing on what President Obama actually said. Pathetic.

374 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:27:50pm

re: #372 Decatur Deb

Seems longer.

1000 year plan.

375 albusteve  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:29:51pm

re: #371 eclectic infidel

I really liked Paris. The folk in Tours were especially pleasant and friendly. I enjoyed French food, wine, and their hospitality. I have nothing against France and refused to take part in the French bashing when their govt refused to commit troops to Iraq.


they would only be in the way, except for fine counterinsurgency guys, they are seriously lacking in the boots on the ground aspect

376 Obdicut  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:30:00pm

re: #373 Lidane

They'll be asking what he thinks of Bristol's tweets next.

377 Kragar  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:30:47pm

re: #376 Obdicut

They'll be asking what he thinks of Bristol's tweets next.

HEY!

Oh, you said tweets.

Nevermind then.

378 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:30:58pm

re: #371 eclectic infidel

I really liked Paris. The folk in Tours were especially pleasant and friendly. I enjoyed French food, wine, and their hospitality. I have nothing against France and refused to take part in the French bashing when their govt refused to commit troops to Iraq.


We did our 25th anniversary in Paris. Wife got tipsy and offended a French waiter.

379 Sionainn  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:31:54pm

The Fox News website always has the current poll numbers for Obama on the right-hand side. I noticed earlier today that the poll numbers finally showed Obama with more favorable than unfavorable ratings. I noticed just now that the poll, which has been on their site every single day for months and months, has magically disappeared now that Obama has the majority of Americans thinking favorably of him.

380 Usually refered to as anyways  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:32:52pm

Havn't seen this posted, wonderful news.

Shot congresswoman's recovery 'a miracle'

Doctors are hailing as a miracle the speedy recovery of an Arizona congresswoman who was shot last week.

Five days after being shot in the brain at point-blank range, congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is sitting up and able to move both arms and legs.

Ms Giffords cannot talk yet because of a breathing tube but her neurosurgeon, Dr Michael Lemole, says she is communicating using her hands.

"I have to say this is major leap forward. This is a major milestone for her and we're hoping that she crosses through many more," he said.

The congresswoman opened her eyes for the first time yesterday soon after a visit from president Barack Obama.

381 freetoken  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:32:58pm

re: #379 Sionainn

Heh, they report... we decide.

382 albusteve  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:34:20pm

re: #373 Lidane

What liberal media?

They'd rather aim for a reaction from the White House to Caribou Barbie's self-serving, self-aggrandizing speech yesterday instead of focusing on what President Obama actually said. Pathetic.

the Press Corp is a joke...maybe there is a purpose for it, if so they have wandered way off the path....part of the celebrity aspect of AmIdol politics....why is a pass so coveted when so little of the WH chatter is actually exposed and fact checked?...it's just an insider gig and the American people hardly benefit

383 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:34:39pm

Applause-gate. There was a large number of University of Arizona "kids" in the audience. Then you have to consider the setting. Had it been held in a synagogue or church the setting would have elicited a more somber response. Not a big deal really since it was reasonably subdued.

384 darthstar  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:35:12pm

re: #380 ozbloke

If President Obama was a Republican, teabaggers would be flocking to the White House asking him to lay his hands on them because of their healing properties.

385 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:35:37pm

re: #368 darthstar

Speaking of Palin's "blood libel" speech, someone was nice enough to edit it down some to showcase her more lucid, salient points.

386 Kronocide  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:35:55pm

re: #380 ozbloke


Five days after being shot in the brain at point-blank range, congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is sitting up and able to move both arms and legs.

HOLY SHIT!!! First I've heard of this. That's incredible.

387 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:36:43pm

re: #379 Sionainn

The Fox News website always has the current poll numbers for Obama on the right-hand side. I noticed earlier today that the poll numbers finally showed Obama with more favorable than unfavorable ratings. I noticed just now that the poll, which has been on their site every single day for months and months, has magically disappeared now that Obama has the majority of Americans thinking favorably of him.

Real Clear Politics has a kludged poll-of-polls, heavily weighed by Rassmussen. Today, even before the speech could have an impact, he moved into positive territory for the first time since July. The lame-duck victories seemed to do it.

388 albusteve  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:36:44pm

re: #384 darthstar

If President Obama was a Republican, teabaggers would be flocking to the White House asking him to lay his hands on them because of their healing properties.

the greasy Hope and Change meme could easily have been a GOP thing...it's the marketing side of politics

389 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:37:10pm

re: #385 Slumbering Behemoth

Speaking of Palin's "blood libel" speech, someone was nice enough to edit it down some to showcase her more lucid, salient points.


[Video]

I was just looking for that! I saw it at Dangerous Minds.

390 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:38:22pm

Holy shit... Drudge has a picture of a gas pump nozzle point DIRECTLY AT ME.

Is this some secret message from the Middle East? Does someone what to do me harm with this nozzle.

The plot thickens?

391 wrenchwench  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:38:41pm

re: #383 Gus 802

Applause-gate. There was a large number of University of Arizona "kids" in the audience. Then you have to consider the setting. Had it been held in a synagogue or church the setting would have elicited a more somber response. Not a big deal really since it was reasonably subdued.

I saw photos of people waiting in line in the cold to get tickets. On a college campus especially, it's going to be young people who have the time and gumption to do that.

392 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:40:31pm

re: #390 Walter L. Newton

Holy shit... Drudge has a picture of a gas pump nozzle point DIRECTLY AT ME.

Is this some secret message from the Middle East? Does someone what to do me harm with this nozzle.

The plot thickens?

I thought that was the probe for Uranus.

393 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:40:44pm

=)

394 Usually refered to as anyways  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:40:56pm

re: #390 Walter L. Newton

Holy shit... Drudge has a picture of a gas pump nozzle point DIRECTLY AT ME.

Is this some secret message from the Middle East? Does someone what to do me harm with this nozzle.

The plot thickens?

Walter, un voyage merveilleux et nous le retourner en toute sécurité.
J'espère que votre petite amie bénéficie de sa première visite.

En Amérique, seulement la écrivain à succès est important, en France tous les écrivains sont importants, en Angleterre aucun écrivain est important, et en Australie, vous devez expliquer ce qu'est un écrivain est.

395 albusteve  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:41:03pm

re: #386 BigPapa

HOLY SHIT!!! First I've heard of this. That's incredible.

yes, but hardly unheard of...the brain can take enormous abuse, if you get lucky, and she was extremely fortunate...down the road, she may become a math genius or some similar phenomenon....stuff like that happens

396 Reginald Perrin  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:41:26pm

re: #392 Gus 802

I thought that was the probe for Uranus.

No, this is a probe from Urectum

397 freetoken  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:42:31pm

Here's why the propagandistic-right are dropping their polls:

Poll: Obama rebounding, would beat GOP rivals, crush Palin

398 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:43:01pm

re: #396 Reginald Perrin

No, this is a probe from Urectum

"Rectum? Couldda killedum". (I've actually forgotten that joke, hope it wasn't too dirty.)

399 Mr Pancakes  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:43:45pm

Bob Filner is my Congress Critter.....

He had a big hand in getting my wife legal status after the State Dept started giving us grief. They took away her ability to come here as a tourist till our petition was complete. He put the kabash to that. I sent him a thank you letter with a gift certificate to Red Lobster.

400 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:44:30pm

I listened to the doctors' presser this morning. They said that she opened one eye (singular). Her other eye is still bandaged. No word on the extent of that injury.

401 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:45:27pm

re: #399 Mr Pancakes

Gawd, you're such a wingnut!
/:P

402 Usually refered to as anyways  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:48:45pm

re: #397 freetoken

Here's why the propagandistic-right are dropping their polls:

Poll: Obama rebounding, would beat GOP rivals, crush Palin

Note too, that poll was before yesterdays memorial service.

I'm confident there will be an uptick for that, and there should be.

403 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:49:20pm

re: #394 ozbloke

Walter, un voyage merveilleux et nous le retourner en toute sécurité.
J'espère que votre petite amie bénéficie de sa première visite.

En Amérique, seulement la écrivain à succès est important, en France tous les écrivains sont importants, en Angleterre aucun écrivain est important, et en Australie, vous devez expliquer ce qu'est un écrivain est.

Thank you for the well wishes...

And that saying... is that original or where did you get it? It's clever. Although I think it gives short shift to Australia... I can rattle off a whole list of great Australian writers.

There's... well... Oodgeroo Noonuccal... yes... he's famous... and then there is... er... Henry Lawson (mmmm... he died a long time ago)... let's try...

I'll get back to you.

404 Reginald Perrin  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:49:36pm

re: #399 Mr Pancakes

Bob Filner is my Congress Critter...

He had a big hand in getting my wife legal status after the State Dept started giving us grief. They took away her ability to come here as a tourist till our petition was complete. He put the kabash to that. I sent him a thank you letter with a gift certificate to Red Lobster.

So you admit that you bribed a congressman.

405 Mr Pancakes  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:50:26pm

re: #404 Reginald Perrin

So you admit that you bribed a congressman.

Yea but after the fact.

406 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:50:49pm

re: #404 Reginald Perrin

So you admit that you bribed a congressman.

Not if he's observant.

407 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:50:59pm

re: #394 ozbloke

Wait... I don't have a boyfriend?

408 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:51:59pm

re: #394 ozbloke

Yep... you did... "petite amie"

409 Usually refered to as anyways  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:52:35pm

re: #403 Walter L. Newton

Thank you for the well wishes...

And that saying... is that original or where did you get it? It's clever. Although I think it gives short shift to Australia... I can rattle off a whole list of great Australian writers.

There's... well... Oodgeroo Noonuccal... yes... he's famous... and then there is... er... Henry Lawson (mmm... he died a long time ago)... let's try...

I'll get back to you.

The quote is from Geoffrey Cottrell.

I'm an Aussie as you know, so I can say it ;)

Be well, Walter.

410 Usually refered to as anyways  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:53:00pm

re: #407 Walter L. Newton

Wait... I don't have a boyfriend?

Thats not what I heard.

411 Gus  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:53:39pm

BIAB/W Guess I better start getting ready to get ready. [sigh]

412 Walter L. Newton  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:54:13pm

re: #411 Gus 802

BIAB/W Guess I better start getting ready to get ready. [sigh]

For what?

413 Lidane  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:54:18pm

re: #397 freetoken

Here's why the propagandistic-right are dropping their polls:

Poll: Obama rebounding, would beat GOP rivals, crush Palin

And why they're also cranking up the outrageous outrage. Look at the drop in Palin's numbers BEFORE her pathetic speech yesterday and before Obama spoke.

414 Reginald Perrin  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:54:25pm

re: #405 Mr Pancakes

Yea but after the fact.

It is a proven fact that bribes are much more effective if you give them first.

415 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:54:56pm

re: #411 Gus 802

BIAB/W Guess I better start getting ready to get ready. [sigh]

Dropping out early tonight, so good luck tomorrow.

416 Mr Pancakes  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 2:57:37pm

re: #414 Reginald Perrin

It is a proven fact that bribes are much more effective if you give them first.

It works very well actually....... it seems these Congress people will help you if you ask em to...... every year in the Christmas parade he's Grand Poo-Bah or something and when he passes I always yell...... "Bob YOU ROCK!"

417 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 3:00:32pm

re: #416 Mr Pancakes

It works very well actually... it seems these Congress people will help you if you ask em to... every year in the Christmas parade he's Grand Poo-Bah or something and when he passes I always yell... "Bob YOU ROCK!"

At HQDA, one of the few things you did not survive was blowing off a congressional inquiry. There were clear standards for initial, interim, and final responses.

418 Mr Pancakes  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 3:07:10pm

re: #417 Decatur Deb

At HQDA, one of the few things you did not survive was blowing off a congressional inquiry. There were clear standards for initial, interim, and final responses.

As soon as he inquired the State Dept of our plight..... I got a call from the State Dept. The lady said "There has been a Congressional inquiry concerning your petition and you will be notified about it with in two days"

This was really a drag because we had a 5 year old daughter together who found herself in Mexico all of a sudden without dad.

Next day I had a call that my wife's appointment was moved up 4 months to now..... I could put her on the next flight to Ciudad Jarez.

419 Mr Pancakes  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 3:09:28pm

Ciudad Jarez. I mean Juarez.... that's where the US Consulate is for everyone in Mexico petitioning to come here.

420 Talking Point Detective  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 3:12:00pm

re: #185 palomino

Be careful. With your Stilton, Huntsman, Cotswold, Cheshire, and wide variety of delicious cheddars, you guys rival the French for cheese production.

Wines of course are a different matter.

Cotswold is excellent.

421 spiderx  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 3:28:27pm

Rush Limbaugh billboard in Tucson. In fairness, it was up prior to the murders. But these guys sure have an obsession with guns.

Image: RUSHLIMBAUGH.jpg

422 Mr Pancakes  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 3:36:22pm

re: #406 Decatur Deb

Not if he's observant.

Ya know I just got that..... whoops..... I didn't even know he was Jewish. Maybe there were some Torah compliant items on their menu. I picked that place because it was across the street from his office.

423 Decatur Deb  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 3:41:38pm

re: #422 Mr Pancakes

Ya know I just got that... whoops... I didn't even know he was Jewish. Maybe there were some Torah compliant items on their menu. I picked that place because it was across the street from his office.

Wouldn't go to waste. He probably has hungry interns, even if he were strict.

424 Cheese Eating Victory Monkey  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 4:29:53pm

The Tea Party likes to hold both ends of the stick.
Yesterday the nitwit talked about "blood libel." Today her supporters yell "Jew!".
On health care reform they used Holocaust imagery, and here they begin a mini-pogrom.
"Don't tread on me, Bob!" they scream. But they will tread on Bob!

425 Fozzie Bear  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 4:44:51pm

re: #174 barflytom

I'm from Britain.
I see you were making a different point, but it's hard to resist any opportunity to say something disparaging about our cheese eating friends.

If it weren't for the French, the United States might not have achieved independence from Britain. If it weren't for the French, we wouldn't have one of our most cherished symbols of what we stand for, the Statue of Liberty.

So forgive us, if we don't jump into your little hate-fest with you, you fucking wanker.

426 Usually refered to as anyways  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 4:50:05pm

re: #425 Fozzie Bear

If it weren't for the French, the United States might not have achieved independence from Britain. If it weren't for the French, we wouldn't have one of our most cherished symbols of what we stand for, the Statue of Liberty.

So forgive us, if we don't jump into your little hate-fest with you, you fucking wanker.

/ French apologist.

427 Wozza Matter?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 5:14:12pm

re: #398 Decatur Deb

"Rectum? Couldda killedum". (I've actually forgotten that joke, hope it wasn't too dirty.)

Teacher: So Johnny, how was your weekend?
Johnny: Horrible. A car hit my dog, right in the a**!
Teacher (correcting Johnny's language): Rectum.
Johnny: Wrecked 'em? Damn near killed 'em!

428 Wozza Matter?  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 5:15:21pm

re: #425 Fozzie Bear

If it weren't for the French, the United States might not have achieved independence from Britain. If it weren't for the French, we wouldn't have one of our most cherished symbols of what we stand for, the Statue of Liberty.

So forgive us, if we don't jump into your little hate-fest with you, you fucking wanker.

exactly if it weren't for the french you'd all be speaking English right now.........

429 samgak  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 6:59:27pm
If it weren't for the French, the United States might not have achieved independence from Britain. If it weren't for the French, we wouldn't have one of our most cherished symbols of what we stand for, the Statue of Liberty.


Seriously that was what, five French Republics ago? I'm a little skeptical that anyone can feel sincere affection for another country based on events 230 years ago that isn't some kind of forced affectation. You don't hear Brits talking wistfully about how fond they are of the Germans for helping out in the Napoleonic Wars, for example. It's just absurd nationalist myth-making.

More likely, bashing the "cheese-eating surrender monkeys" is a stale right-wing meme, and the right-wing is in the dog-house right now, so everyone loves ze French again, surprise surprise.

430 Obdicut  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 7:02:11pm

re: #429 samgak

Nobody loves the French again. Some people just find French-bashing jokes boring.

431 ClaudeMonet  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 7:41:13pm

re: #385 Slumbering Behemoth

I'd love to take her glasses away from her just before a speech and tell her, "If using a TelePrompTer is so wrong, you can just speak from memory, right?"

re: #399 Mr Pancakes

I can't imagine either my current Congressbeing doing that for me, since I'm neither a Catholic nor a Republican. I'm glad he was able to help.

That's not a slam on Republicans in general. Back when I lived in OKC, one of my friends was in big trouble with INS, and Mickey Edwards, at the time Oklahoma's only Republican House member, really came through for her.

432 ClaudeMonet  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 7:50:28pm

re: #239 darthstar

Tuscon's top teabagger talks tough on Giffords...fucking asshole.

www.rawstory.com...]>

If she didn't have public events, the Tea Poltroons would be accusing her of being scared of her constituents.

If I were a Congresscritter right now, I'd make a simple announcement--"The Tea Party is going to hate me no matter what, but I'm not going to give them what they want. I won't hate them. I'm just going to ignore them. If they want to calm down and discuss issues instead of screaming, fine, I'll sit down with them and discuss the issues. But until then, as far as I'm concerned, they don't even exist."

433 Romantic Heretic  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 9:35:48pm

re: #218 Killgore Trout

Here's the money quote...

“Well, these are the kind of things that I think some on the left decided to manufacture even before the events occur. I mean, this is part of the playbook of Rahm Emanuel where they say any crisis should be used to their advantage to further their agenda.”

Damn. And here all along I thought it was Maciavelli. Or was that Marcus Aurelius?

I get those amoral political manipulators so confused at times.

434 Romantic Heretic  Thu, Jan 13, 2011 9:49:22pm

re: #347 SanFranciscoZionist

This is true. The French have the self-esteem thing thoroughly down.

They gave the world Edith Piaf so they can hardly be blamed.


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