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Classless: Rick Santorum Attacks Obama Over Daughter’s Vacation

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It used to be considered over the line for a presidential candidate to say something like this, but in today’s feverish environment of right wing hatred Rick Santorum knows the GOP base will eat this stuff up: Rick Santorum: President Obama Shouldn’t Let Daughter Go to Mexico.

Rick Santorum said President Obama set a bad example and potentially endangered American tourists by letting his daughter Malia go to Mexico on a spring break vacation.

Santorum told Glenn Beck that an American president should not send his own family into the area given State Department travel warnings for Mexico.

“What I would say is that the president’s actions should reflect what his administration is saying,” Santorum said in a phone interview with Beck. “If the administration is saying that it’s not safe to have people down there, then just because you can send 25 Secret Service agents doesn’t mean you should do it. You should set an example. I think that’s what presidents do. They set an example. And when the government is saying this is not safe, then you don’t set the example by sending your kids down there.”

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102 comments

1 Kragar  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:30:41pm

Because what he really wants to do is focus on the economy and stay on message...

2 Obdicut  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:34:18pm

The administration isn't saying people shouldn't go to Mexico.

3 bluecheese  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:35:05pm

pretty reckless to draw attention to Malia while she's still down there.

Bet Obama's pissed off right now. I know I would be.

4 jaunte  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:36:06pm

re: #3 bluecheese

25 Secret Service agents' families are too.

5 [deleted]  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:36:31pm
6 cat-tikvah  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:37:53pm

What, is the entire country of Mexico now under travel advisories? Rick, aside from the asinine nature of your screed, you do know that Mexico is a vast territory, right?

Jeez, according to the article, even Glenn Beck's site knows better than you:

"As Beck’s website, The Blaze, notes, there is no State Department travel warning in effect for Oaxaca, the popular tourist destination where the first daughter is reportedly vacationing."

****spit****

7 Gus  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:38:24pm

Rick Santorum. The clueless Confederate.

8 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:38:49pm

re: #2 Obdicut

Silly Obdi, don't you know the only safe place is on this side of the border and the only way it becomes safer is with an electric fence and a moat filled with alligators who have freakin lazers on their heads!

9 Kragar  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:39:08pm

I don't get it. Rick and his supporters tell people that disagree with them to get out of the US, and when they do, he complains about that too. What a whiner!
/

10 HAL2010  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:40:00pm

Can I just go OT and just say "wow". 400 views, 17 tweets (holy cow) and 9 likes on facebook!

I really should do more pages.

Thank you Charles for the opportunity.

(Shameless plug of said page)

Oh, Mr Frothy is in no position to tell the President to "set an example". With his disgusting views on women, homosexuals and any political view aired after about 1950 really shouldn't be the one telling others to set an example.

11 Daniel Ballard  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:40:48pm

Basically Santorum lied again. The State Dept. does not say we should not go to Mexico. There are specific valid warnings, but that's all.

[Link: travel.state.gov...]

Millions of U.S. citizens safely visit Mexico each year for study, tourism, and business, including more than 150,000 who cross the border every day. The Mexican government makes a considerable effort to protect U.S. citizens and other visitors to major tourist destinations, and there is no evidence that Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) have targeted U.S. visitors and residents based on their nationality. Resort areas and tourist destinations in Mexico generally do not see the levels of drug-related violence and crime reported in the border region and in areas along major trafficking routes.

12 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:40:58pm

Joe Madison on MSNBC right now saying they had an Engineer clean up the audio on the "fuckin' coon" part of the tape and it was pretty clear what he was saying, and it was indeed the slur...of course jury is out until the FBI weighs in.

13 bluecheese  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:41:21pm

I imagine Obama might say something along the the lines of:

"Let me be as clear as possible,"..... "I think people's families are off-limits, and people's children are especially off-limits. This shouldn't be part of our politics. It has no relevance ....."

14 HAL2010  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:41:44pm

re: #9 Kragar

I don't get it. Rick and his supporters tell people that disagree with them to get out of the US, and when they do, he complains about that too. What a whiner!
/

Mind ... slowly ... contracting .. from ... the dumb ...

15 Obdicut  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:42:01pm

re: #13 bluecheese

That's because he's got class and maturity, some things which Santorum lacks.

16 The Ghost of a Flea  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:43:46pm

You're laughing now, but wait until the vacation group brings back an infestation of luchadors that will threaten the ecology of US wrestlers and deplete our national folding chair resources.

17 Kragar  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:44:09pm

Voter turnout ‘extremely low’ for Illinois primary: election official

Election judges have seen an increase in voter turnout this afternoon, but Allen said its not clear if turnout will continue increasing this evening as people return home from work.

The turnout was heavier in Republican strongholds, where voters went to the polls knowing they would play an important role in the battle between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum for the GOP presidential nomination

18 Kragar  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:44:55pm

re: #16 The Ghost of a Flea

You're laughing now, but wait until the vacation group brings back an infestation of luchadors that will threaten the ecology of US wrestlers and deplete our national folding chair resources.

BIG FOLDING CHAIR IS RIPPING *WHAM*

*thud*

19 The Ghost of a Flea  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:46:53pm

Next week's headlines, snatched from the ether:

LETHAL OUTBREAK OF ZAPATA MUSTACHES TRACED BACK TO WHITE HOUSE VACATION PARTY.

20 Targetpractice  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:47:19pm

So GOP, who wants to be the adult and step forward to take issue with attacking the family members of a candidate?

Nobody? Come on, you guys got awful angry when it was Bristol and Trig Palin getting criticized. Surely there's somebody in your ranks who can rise above the partisan rhetoric and take his fellow party members to task for this?

No? Yeah, didn't think so. *rolls eyes*

21 Obdicut  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:48:02pm

re: #20 Targetpractice

Oh, but they're not attacking children, they're just attacking Obama for being a shitty father or a wasteful black man or something, that's cool.

22 HAL2010  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:49:32pm

re: #20 Targetpractice

So GOP, who wants to be the adult and step forward to take issue with attacking the family members of a candidate?

Nobody? Come on, you guys got awful angry when it was Bristol and Trig Palin getting criticized. Surely there's somebody in your ranks who can rise above the partisan rhetoric and take his fellow party members to task for this?

No? Yeah, didn't think so. *rolls eyes*

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23 The Ghost of a Flea  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:51:31pm

re: #20 Targetpractice

So GOP, who wants to be the adult and step forward to take issue with attacking the family members of a candidate?

Nobody? Come on, you guys got awful angry when it was Bristol and Trig Palin getting criticized. Surely there's somebody in your ranks who can rise above the partisan rhetoric and take his fellow party members to task for this?

No? Yeah, didn't think so. *rolls eyes*

The GOP caste's dharma dictates that they get to attack family members; members of all the other social castes get punished for the same act.

It's their gospel. The freaking Wingnut Gita.

24 Obdicut  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:52:43pm

re: #23 The Ghost of a Flea

Nice analogy. The GOP really does operate in caste thinking in a lot of ways.

25 The Ghost of a Flea  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:56:03pm

WASHINGTON DC COLLAPSES UNDER WAVE OF VIOLENCE AS CHURRO ADDICTION CONSUMES POPULACE

26 moderatelyradicalliberal  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:57:13pm

The GOP can't stand the fact that the Obama's are seen as a model family. They can't stand the PBO really loves his wife and that they are model parents. They claim to be in favor of traditional family values and want to pretend like those values aren't already being lived by the black family that lives a 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

27 Obdicut  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:57:19pm

re: #25 The Ghost of a Flea

WASHINGTON DC COLLAPSES UNDER WAVE OF VIOLENCE AS CHURRO ADDICTION CONSUMES POPULACE

SUSPICIOUS MIDWESTERNERS ASK "ISN'T THIS JUST FRIED DOUGH? WHY CAN'T THEY SPEAK ENGLISH?"

28 aagcobb  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:58:08pm

re: #11 Daniel Ballard

Basically Santorum lied again. The State Dept. does not say we should not go to Mexico. There are specific valid warnings, but that's all.

[Link: travel.state.gov...]

Millions of U.S. citizens safely visit Mexico each year for study, tourism, and business, including more than 150,000 who cross the border every day. The Mexican government makes a considerable effort to protect U.S. citizens and other visitors to major tourist destinations, and there is no evidence that Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) have targeted U.S. visitors and residents based on their nationality. Resort areas and tourist destinations in Mexico generally do not see the levels of drug-related violence and crime reported in the border region and in areas along major trafficking routes.

In a moment, it will be right wing gospel that a travel ban is in effect, and therefore that proves that Malia is not an American citizen because she must have used a foreign passport./

29 dragonfire1981  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:58:34pm

Here's the list of official state department warnings on Mexico:

[Link: travel.state.gov...]

It does show that Oaxaca has no warnings at the moment but many places in Mexico do.

Note I am not attempting to defend Santorum here, I'm simply providing a link to the info for Lizards who may be curious.

30 Charles Johnson  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:58:40pm

Why does Rick Santorum always seem like he's trying to look at a fly on the end of his nose?

31 dragonfire1981  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:59:15pm

re: #30 Charles Johnson

Why does Rick Santorum always seem like he's trying to look at a fly on the end of his nose?

Medication. Strong medication.

32 The Ghost of a Flea  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:59:52pm

CHALUPINES: CRUNCHY SNACK OR PLAGUE SENT BY A WRATHFUL DISAPPROVING GOD?

33 Daniel Ballard  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:00:28pm

re: #30 Charles Johnson

Why does Rick Santorum always seem like he's trying to look at a fly on the end of his nose?

He's worried about the Pinocchio effect.

34 The Ghost of a Flea  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:02:17pm

re: #27 Obdicut

SUSPICIOUS MIDWESTERNERS ASK "ISN'T THIS JUST FRIED DOUGH? WHY CAN'T THEY SPEAK ENGLISH?"

Never underestimate the power of fried dough.

The basic oneness of humanity is demonstrating by the universality of fried dough and meatballs.

35 Targetpractice  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:02:23pm

re: #26 moderatelyradicalliberal

The GOP can't stand the fact that the Obama's are seen as a model family. They can't stand the PBO really loves his wife and that they are model parents. They claim to be in favor of traditional family values and want to pretend like those values aren't already being lived by the black family that lives a 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

All I ever hear from the Right when it comes to the First Family is whining over how they're living "too good." Apparently the years of excuses for Dubya's retreat from his job, from "He's never off the job" to "They're the perks of the job!," have been forgotten in order to screech that Obama's wrong for stepping outside the White House during a bad economy.

36 dragonfire1981  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:02:46pm

Here's some interesting news: The entire Tennessee House of Representatives voted to violate the constitution today:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The House has voted to allow public buildings to display such "historically significant documents" as the Ten Commandments, the Magna Carta and the Declaration of Independence.

The chamber voted 93-0 in favor of the bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Matthew Hill of Jonesborough on Monday with minimal debate.

The measure would allow the documents to be displayed in the form of statues, monuments, memorials, tablets or in any other way that in the words of the legislation "respects the dignity and solemnity of such documents."

The companion bill was scheduled to be heard in the Senate State and Local Government Committee on Tuesday.

37 HAL2010  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:04:16pm

re: #32 The Ghost of a Flea

CHALUPINES: CRUNCHY SNACK OR PLAGUE SENT BY A WRATHFUL DISAPPROVING GOD?

AGNOSTICS RESPOND: TASTY, CRUNCHY PLAGUE, OR PLAGUED CRUNCHY SNACK?

38 bluecheese  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:04:35pm

I wonder how the Santorum people thought this would play out.

You think maybe they figured they could get some 'angry black man' action out of Barack, or better yet Michelle?

Just seems like such an odd attack to make. But then again, I don't speak wingnut, so wudda I know.

39 dragonfire1981  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:05:03pm

Apparently no one in Tennessee remembers the Roy Moore/Ten Commandments mess and its outcome:

On November 18, 2002, federal U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued his ruling declaring that the monument violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and was thus unconstitutional.

The decision was appealed, with the appeals court upholding the original ruling. Moore was forced to move the monument.

40 Obdicut  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:05:29pm

re: #38 bluecheese

Maybe he's hoping for an attack on Malia, so he can say "See, I told you so." and look all sanctimonious.

41 The Ghost of a Flea  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:06:35pm

re: #37 HAL2010

AGNOSTICS RESPOND: TASTY, CRUNCHY PLAGUE, OR PLAGUED CRUNCHY SNACK?

My house has a koala infestation. It is the cutest infestation ever.

I miss Mitch Hedberg

42 aagcobb  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:07:41pm

re: #39 dragonfire1981

Apparently no one in Tennessee remembers the Roy Moore/Ten Commandments mess and its outcome:

On November 18, 2002, federal U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued his ruling declaring that the monument violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and was thus unconstitutional.

The decision was appealed, with the appeals court upholding the original ruling. Moore was forced to move the monument.

It all depends. If they can succeed in putting on a show that its part of a "historical display" with no religious intent, then they can display the 10 Commandments as part of such display. There are some counties in Kentucky that can post the 10 Commandments, and some that can't because they failed to conceal their religious intent.

43 engineer cat  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:07:46pm

If the administration is saying that it’s not safe to have people down there, then just because you can send 25 Secret Service agents doesn’t mean

did you ever have that feeling you know when you don't need to say anything really i mean probably it's not a good idea to say anything else just sit there you know that would probably be ok but you know you really had a lot of caffeine and you kinda just have an URGE to SPEAK and oh no here it comes i guess really i shouldna said that oops just couldn't stop myself from taking yanno how it is

44 The Ghost of a Flea  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:09:06pm

re: #40 Obdicut

Maybe he's hoping for an attack on Malia, so he can say "See, I told you so." and look all Santorumonious.

I'll get back to you when I've figured out exactly what this neologism means.

45 HAL2010  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:09:53pm

re: #39 dragonfire1981

Apparently no one in Tennessee remembers the Roy Moore/Ten Commandments mess and its outcome:

On November 18, 2002, federal U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued his ruling declaring that the monument violated the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and was thus unconstitutional.

The decision was appealed, with the appeals court upholding the original ruling. Moore was forced to move the monument.

The Publicity Stunt That Started It:

In 1955, a movie was due for release. Maybe you've heard of it.
While Cecil B. DeMille was working on the movie, he learned that a judge from Minnesota had been working with a Christian fraternal organization to send framed copies of the Ten Commandments to schools and public buildings for display. Not in anticipation of a big epic movie coming out, but because he thought America needed reminding of God's laws before those filthy beatniks could corrupt the nation.

Eager for publicity, DeMille contacted the judge and suggested that they replace the framed certificates with bronze tablets, but the judge said no way. Moses' tablets were in granite, so bronze wouldn't do (apparently no one bothered pointing out that framed paper certificates were just fine for the judge before DeMille and Paramount got involved).
So, with DeMille's backing, around 150 granite tablets were made and distributed across the country, with Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner dedicating a few of them in person.

Having Heston and Brynner on a faux religious tour was great publicity for the film, which grossed around $80 million. When the movie was out of theaters, the monuments stayed, and the group that helped the judge at the beginning of the story kept right on sending them out into the mid-'80s.
Of course, it was inevitable that sooner or later someone would say, "Hang on a second, what about the separation of church and state?" and the lawsuits ignited like a burning bush. In fact, the Ten Commandments monument that was the focus of the 2005 Supreme Court case Van Orden v. Perry was one of Cecil B. DeMille's very first attempts at viral marketing.

In other words, the Supreme Court handed down a decision as a result of a movie publicity stunt.

The Ten Commandments

46 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:11:30pm

re: #30 Charles Johnson

because he's an asshole

47 jaunte  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:11:51pm

Nut with a gun alert for southeast Texas area:
Family found murdered inside Waller home

A fourth family member, 22-year-old Trey Sesler, could not be found and authorities are currently searching for him. They say Sesler may be heavily armed and could be wearing body armor because he's previously looking into buying some.

Authorities did not know where he could be headed, but he is driving a 2010 black Mustang, with the Texas license plate VDY058.

48 The Ghost of a Flea  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:12:31pm

re: #30 Charles Johnson

Why does Rick Santorum always seem like he's trying to look at a fly on the end of his nose?

Because the fly is his divine teleprompter.

49 Targetpractice  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:12:42pm

re: #47 jaunte

Nut with a gun alert for southeast Texas area:
Family found murdered inside Waller home

Well, obviously it was self-defense...

50 engineer cat  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:14:35pm

santorumonious romneybotic moonpauls newtate newtrogenous, newtered newtjobs as colorless green ideas sleep furiously

51 jaunte  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:15:40pm

re: #47 jaunte

Nut with a gun alert for southeast Texas area:
Family found murdered inside Waller home

Meanwhile, the right is still attacking Eric Holder for saying:
“What we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that’s not cool, that it’s not acceptable, it’s not hip to carry a gun anymore, in the way in which we changed our attitudes about cigarettes.”

52 HappyWarrior  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:17:57pm

ODS at its best. Just shut up Rick.

53 Gus  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:19:58pm

re: #30 Charles Johnson

Why does Rick Santorum always seem like he's trying to look at a fly on the end of his nose?

Oh yeah. You're right. There is a fly on his nose.

54 aagcobb  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:20:30pm

re: #51 jaunte

Meanwhile, the right is still attacking Eric Holder for saying:
“What we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that’s not cool, that it’s not acceptable, it’s not hip to carry a gun anymore, in the way in which we changed our attitudes about cigarettes.”

Teh wantz to tak ar gunz!!!1!!1

55 HAL2010  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:21:01pm
56 Killgore Trout  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:27:41pm

Occupiers continue to raise awareness and elevate the national conversation.
St. Louis park hit by pro-Occupy graffiti (pics)

ST. LOUIS • Graffiti that appears linked to a confrontation between Occupy protesters and police at Compton Hill Reservoir Park last week has appeared at the park.
The graffiti, which includes phrases like "CLASS WAR," and "COPS, PIGS, MURDERERS," was sprayed on buildings, walls and statues at the park on Grand Boulevard just south of Interstate 44.
Paint on a door labeled "park police" reads "ONLY THE BLOOD OF THE RICH WILL STOP OCCUPY."

57 Killgore Trout  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:28:41pm
58 HAL2010  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:34:04pm

re: #56 Killgore Trout

Occupiers continue to raise awareness and elevate the national conversation.
St. Louis park hit by pro-Occupy graffiti (pics)

And on that note ...

David Weigel notes that

Most voter ignorance, if it was cured by logic and reason and long sessions of NPR, would be replaced by the same voter preferences, justified in different ways. There are Mississippi Republicans who hate Obama because they think he’s a Muslim. Take that away, and they’ll hate him because they’re conservatives and he isn’t. Only 11 percent of Mississippi whites voted for Barack Obama, but only 14 percent voted for John Kerry. These aren’t people who’ll change their minds if they fully grokked the president’s bio.
That is why ignorant voters don’t get to swing a presidential election. The conservative who rules out all new information, who has “silo’ed” himself with talk radio news, has a party he can vote for reliably. The Bill Maher TiVo-er has a party he can vote for, too. Voter ignorance, like a cold, can be controlled without being cured. There’s no shame, no journalistic crime, in finding the ignorance and pointing it out.

59 Shvaughn  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:35:06pm

re: #56 Killgore Trout

Why can't anyone on the Left condemn graffiti ever?

//

60 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:35:36pm

re: #57 Killgore Trout

and only members of occupy have access to spray paint...

61 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:35:56pm

Heard on NPR on the way home a lady in Illinois, ILLINOIS, saying she's voting for Romney to get rid of the "communism and tyranny" that's taking over our country. These people are brainwashed. Lucky USA.

62 Kragar  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:36:04pm

re: #59 Shvaughn

Why can't anyone on the Left condemn graffiti ever?

//

Failure to condemn all incidents implies tacit approval across the board.
/

63 Kragar  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:36:53pm

re: #61 Oh geeze.

Heard on NPR on the way home a lady in Illinois, ILLINOIS, saying she's voting for Romney to get rid of the "communism and tyranny" that's taking over our country. These people are brainwashed. Lucky USA.

I pray for the Rapture everyday so we can be rid of these morons.
.5/

64 HAL2010  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:37:30pm

re: #61 Oh geeze.

Heard on NPR on the way home a lady in Illinois, ILLINOIS, saying she's voting for Romney to get rid of the "communism and tyranny" that's taking over our country. These people are brainwashed. Lucky USA.

See what Weigel had to say about that #58.
They're mad alright, but bare in mind that:

"Only 11 percent of Mississippi whites voted for Barack Obama, but only 14 percent voted for John Kerry. These aren’t people who’ll change their minds if they fully grokked the president’s bio."

65 Shvaughn  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:37:37pm

re: #60 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

and only members of occupy have access to spray paint...

I don't see how you can justify not condemning vandalism. Is it only because of the politics of the criminals?

I, on the other hand, roundly condemn spray-painted vandalism whenever it appears, no matter who does it. If you want to be as morally upstanding as me, you'll condemn OWS too!

//

66 Killgore Trout  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:37:55pm

re: #60 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance

and only members of occupy have access to spray paint...

Graffiti was an inside job!

67 Obdicut  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:37:59pm

re: #61 Oh geeze.

Heard on NPR on the way home a lady in Illinois, ILLINOIS, saying she's voting for Romney to get rid of the "communism and tyranny" that's taking over our country. These people are brainwashed. Lucky USA.

Does the tyranny come separate from the communism? I don't want to pay extra for tyranny if we're already getting it with the communism.

68 Darth Vader Gargoyle  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:39:25pm

Santorum had a great opportunity to show some class and say he wasn't willing to discuss the President's children.

Opportunity missed.

69 The Ghost of a Flea  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:39:35pm

re: #63 Kragar

I pray for the Rapture everyday so we can be rid of these morons.
.5/

The Rapture-ready pool is a mere subset of the moron pool. And at any given moment half of the former are gloating that the other half will be left behind.

70 Kragar  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:40:24pm

re: #67 Obdicut

Does the tyranny come separate from the communism? I don't want to pay extra for tyranny if we're already getting it with the communism.

Its only tyranny when its godless or one of those colored religions. When its done for Jesus, we're just returning to our roots.
/

71 Gus  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:40:44pm

re: #59 Shvaughn

Why can't anyone on the Left condemn graffiti ever?

//

Michael Stewart

72 simoom  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:40:51pm

Sounds like what happened was, Malia was on a school-sponsored trip and the AFP wire service ran a story about her location and it also enumerated her Secret Service and local police detail. A number of sites picked it up. The White House then requested they respect editorial policies against reporting on the first children, their itineraries & security (when they're not appearing somewhere with their parents) and most of those sites then took their stories down.

The right-wing blogosphere had a conspiracy freak-out about it which lead to Glenn Beck's question to Santorum. This put the trip right back into the news:
[Link: abcnews.go.com...]

But Oaxaca, where Malia, 13, is reportedly vacationing, is one of the few areas of the country that is not on the State Department’s warning list.

Finally the earthquake apparently re-upped the story's newsworthiness too:
[Link: www.google.com...]

President Barack Obama's oldest daughter, Malia, was never in danger during a strong earthquake Tuesday in Mexico, the White House said.

Malia, 13, accompanied by Secret Service agents, has been in Oaxaca in southwestern Mexico for a school-sponsored service project. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was felt strongly in Oaxaca.

73 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:41:28pm

re: #67 Obdicut

Does the tyranny come separate from the communism? I don't want to pay extra for tyranny if we're already getting it with the communism.

There's a tyrannical red under my damn bed. And I am very very scared.

74 Gus  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:41:57pm

re: #71 Gus

Michael Stewart

Police report and medical reports

The police report related that Stewart was seen scrawling graffiti on a wall of First Avenue Station in Manhattan at 2:50 AM on September 15, 1983. He became violent, struggled with officers, escaped to the street, was subdued and lost consciousness. He was booked at the Union Square District 4 transit police headquarters for resisting arrest and unlawful possession of marijuana, then was transported to Bellevue Hospital Center to undergo psychiatric observation. Stewart arrived at Bellevue at 3:22 AM, handcuffed, legs bound and comatose with a blood alcohol content that was more than double the legal limit for drunken driving. He never regained consciousness.

Attorneys for Stewart’s family described him as “a retiring and almost docile 135-pound young artist” who was on his way home to his Clinton Hill, Brooklyn neighborhood where he lived with his mother, Carrie, and father, Millard, who was a retired Metropolitan Transit Authority maintenance worker.

According to the city’s Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Elliot Gross’s preliminary autopsy report, Stewart’s injuries of facial bruises and abrasions on his wrists were not linked to his death, but that he died of heart failure following a heart attack that put him into a coma.[2]

A physician who witnessed the autopsy on behalf of the family said his death had been caused by strangulation.[2]

Eleven police officers were involved in the incident; all were white.[3]

75 Shvaughn  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:42:45pm

re: #62 Kragar

Failure to condemn all incidents implies tacit approval across the board.
/

Graffiti is a serious, serious crime. Which is why I condemn all graffiti and talk about it constantly on this blog, and don't just hand-pick graffiti when it's done by OWS supporters. Indeed, I am always posting regular graffiti reports and condemning graffiti whenever it appears.

If you don't condemn all of the Left (or at least all OWS supporters) for this particular graffiti, however, I can only conclude that you are willing to give graffiti artists (and rapists and stabby people) a free pass simply because of their politics. And that's abhorrent.

//

76 Kragar  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:43:11pm

re: #69 The Ghost of a Flea

The Rapture-ready pool is a mere subset of the moron pool. And at any given moment half of the former are gloating that the other half will be left behind.

The best thing about the Rapture will be seeing all the folks who thought they would be taken and weren't.

77 Daniel Ballard  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:43:27pm

re: #53 Gus

Oh yeah. You're right. There is a fly on his nose.

Heh. I thought I'd see a picture of his nose with a fly on it, but I was thinking a zipper from a pair of pants. I guess that would be a nose on a fly though huh...

78 The Ghost of a Flea  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:44:11pm

re: #73 Oh geeze.

There's a tyrannical red under my damn bed. And I am very very scared.

There's Simply Red under my bed.

79 engineer cat  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:44:15pm

re: #61 Oh geeze.

Heard on NPR on the way home a lady in Illinois, ILLINOIS, saying she's voting for Romney to get rid of the "communism and tyranny" that's taking over our country. These people are brainwashed. Lucky USA.

now, now, you can understand her point of view perfectly if you listen to what the air conditioning is saying to the drapes when the dog is out of the room

80 Kragar  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:44:38pm

Luckily, I found this informative report about a major issue we're all facing today.

81 Shvaughn  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:44:59pm

More graffiti, costing thousands of dollars

Why won't anyone take the threat of graffiti seriously? Why can't any of you condemn criminal activity?

Wait, hold on, crap, there's no OWS link to that story. Nevermind!

//

82 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:45:27pm

re: #77 Daniel Ballard

You follow these guys on twitter, right?

83 Killgore Trout  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:46:33pm

But wait, there's more.....
Vandals Paint Occupy Slogans In City Park, On Officials’ Home

City Public Safety Director Eddy Roth’s home was also hit by vandals. Red paint was splashed all along the side of the house, with the reference to “blood on your hands” painted on the front steps.
In a statement, Roth described himself as “annoyed,” more than anything. Saying his kids, in their teens and twenties, were most aggravated by what happened.
But Dotson says the attack on Roth’s home hits home at City Hall.
“Especially if somebody has a family, you want to feel safe in your home, and to have this group throw paint at your house is very, very disturbing, especially when we’re just trying to do our jobs.”

84 b_sharp  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:47:55pm

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves,
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

85 The Ghost of a Flea  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:48:03pm

re: #83 Killgore Trout

But wait, there's more...
Vandals Paint Occupy Slogans In City Park, On Officials’ Home

It's almost like there's enough information for you to

CREATE A PAGE

rather than thread jack.

86 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:48:34pm

Gaze is the new red under the bed. Comrades, obey!

87 Shvaughn  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:49:06pm

re: #83 Killgore Trout

Why didn't you quote this paragraph?

City officials share the same suspicion, though they’re not certain local members of the movement are the culprit. In fact, they think otherwise.

“The Occupy group that has been in St. Louis has had a very positive relationship with us in communication,” City Operations Director Sam Dotson said. “Again we haven’t agreed on all the issues. We think these are people from outside the area that were specifically here for that purpose, to disrupt, to cause turmoil, to cause chaos in the area.”

Mind you, my "why" question is simply rhetorical.

88 The Ghost of a Flea  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:49:38pm

re: #84 Much Ado About Nuttin

'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves,
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

I repudiate that the borogroves were mimsy in the strongest possible terms.

If you insist on pressing that claim, we'll have to take this outside.

89 Varek Raith  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:50:59pm

Lolx4.

90 celticdragon  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:51:20pm

re: #30 Charles Johnson

Why does Rick Santorum always seem like he's trying to look at a fly on the end of his nose?

That Bible verse about removing the plank from your eye before taking the speck from the eye of your neighbor comes to mind. He is looking for the plank...so he can punish those sinful wimmins and homos before they get de-specked!
/

91 Shvaughn  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:51:58pm

re: #85 The Ghost of a Flea

It's almost like there's enough information for you to
CREATE A PAGE
rather than thread jack.

Why won't you condemn vandalism?

//

92 Daniel Ballard  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:52:07pm

re: #82 Oh geeze.

I don't follow them on Twitter but I lurk there daily. I think you put me onto them!

In answer to the question, I'd have to say the only explanation is a certain willingness to overspend on art from well known artists. I don't understand six figure prices for any contemporary art. I can kinda see it for ancient art, given the rarity. But seriously Ansel Adams never got that kind of money I don't think.

93 celticdragon  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:52:30pm

re: #83 Killgore Trout

But wait, there's more...
Vandals Paint Occupy Slogans In City Park, On Officials’ Home

Sounds like something I would do.

94 celticdragon  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 4:55:55pm

re: #36 dragonfire1981

Here's some interesting news: The entire Tennessee House of Representatives voted to violate the constitution today:

I believe that displaying the ten commandments with a variety of other historical legal documents has passed the SCOTUS in the past.

You run into problems when you display the ten commandments by themselves in the way that Moore did.

95 Killgore Trout  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 5:03:45pm

re: #87 Shvaughn

Why didn't you quote this paragraph?

Mind you, my "why" question is simply rhetorical.

Because I don't think it makes a whole lot of difference. They had violent protests over the weekend that sent a couple people to the hospital. When protesters call for these special events people come in from surrounding areas to protest. Their official place of residence doesn't make much difference to me but if it makes you feel better then you're welcome to it.

96 Shvaughn  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 5:10:20pm

re: #95 Killgore Trout

They had violent protests over the weekend that sent a couple people to the hospital. When protesters call for these special events people come in from surrounding areas to protest. Their official place of residence doesn't make much difference to me but if it makes you feel better then you're welcome to it.

When did the protesters call for a violent, special event?

"Violent protests" actually means something, by the way. It doesn't mean "the cops rounded them up with some degree of violence (justified or not is beside the point)," and when you say "sent a couple people to the hospital" you're sort of eliding that those were Occupy protesters who received their injuries from the police, not the other way around.

But, for whatever reason, you don't really want to apply any sort of reasonable thought processes when it comes to OWS -- which is why you do things like threadjack to tell us all about graffiti, and accuse us of not caring about rapes.

97 drool  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 8:08:51pm

Please tell us Rick what a good example your set by having unprotected sex with a woman in her late 40s.

I feel very sorry for Rick's daughter but it did not have to be with some simple precautions.

98 Bizarro Stormy  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 8:13:10pm

Ol' Ricky sounds like a concern troll

99 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 9:17:22pm

re: #61 Oh geeze.

Heard on NPR on the way home a lady in Illinois, ILLINOIS, saying she's voting for Romney to get rid of the "communism and tyranny" that's taking over our country. These people are brainwashed. Lucky USA.

Oh, hell, I've heard that sort of thing from people right here in the San Francisco Bay Area. They're all over. They communicate via the Internet, and breed...I don't want to think about how they breed.

100 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 9:18:37pm

re: #68 We are ANONYMOUS, WE ARE LEGION, we are arrested

Santorum had a great opportunity to show some class and say he wasn't willing to discuss the President's children.

Opportunity missed.

Yeah. This was a great "I hope that Miss Obama enjoys her trip," moment wasted.

101 SanFranciscoZionist  Tue, Mar 20, 2012 9:30:42pm

re: #97 drool

Please tell us Rick what a good example your set by having unprotected sex with a woman in her late 40s.

I feel very sorry for Rick's daughter but it did not have to be with some simple precautions.

I'm not a big fan of telling people about what kind of sex to have, and when they can have children. This is something that distinguishes me from Rick Santorum.

I plan to keep it that way.

102 labman57  Wed, Mar 21, 2012 12:22:31pm

Santorum's next policy proposal -- Americans shall be forbidden to travel to any foreign nation unless said country accepts English as its official language.


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