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Video: Rick Santorum’s Insane New Fear Mongering Ad

Right wing fear mongering on steroids
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Taking right wing fear mongering to an insane new level, here’s Rick Santorum’s latest web advertisement. Notice at about 39 seconds in: the image of Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad flashes to President Obama for a split second.

Also see:
Santorum Spokesman Denies Obama-Ahmadinejad Conflation in New Ad

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235 comments

1 freetoken  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:06:39pm

Seems to be driving his crowds to frenzy:

Gun Range Incident Casts Shadow on Santorum Event

2 freetoken  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:08:19pm

Be afraid, be very afraid.

3 freetoken  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:09:11pm

I'll also note that "Obamaville" is a favorite term of the wingnuts on their drooling sites and comments. Santorum is directly campaigning for their votes.

4 abolitionist  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:09:44pm

At youtube, This video is unlisted. Only those with the link can see it.

5 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:11:13pm

Freedom of religion under attack? I'll just take this from the last thread and put it right here...

Rev. Welton Gaddy talks with Rachel Maddow about Rev. Dennis Terry‘s introduction of Rick Santorum at a campaign event, and pretty much nails it.

6 Shvaughn  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:12:09pm

This is crazy and awful.

7 Kragar  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:13:30pm

And now, the rebuttal...

8 AK-47%  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:13:37pm

I would like to think this is some sort of parody of the Right Wing's view of Obama, but it is all too real.

nuclear threat threat threat threat threat....

9 AK-47%  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:14:14pm

So when are they gonna come out with the "Santorumville" video?

10 wrenchwench  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:14:41pm

Wow. That's constructed frame-by-frame for total effect. The baby in the red onesie appears twice, the first time just before the woman's lips and finger doing the 'Shhh' gesture. One can only imagine what he's implying there...

11 freetoken  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:15:20pm

Santorum is stoking fears of Iran (a nation which poses no existential threat to the US)... the mean & evil "other" to go along with the allegedly (in the eyes of many Republican primary voters) moslem President Obama.

BTW, Santorum ought to be running on increasing the price of gasoline, because that is what he's doing:


Oil Rises Almost $3 a Barrel on Iran Report

Oil climbed after Reuters reported Iranian oil exports will drop by 300,000 barrels a day this month because of tighter sanctions.

Futures gained 1.4 percent on the New York Mercantile Exchange after earlier spiking more than 2 percent in three minutes, following the report, which cited Petrologistics, a Geneva-based consulting company. Stephen Schork, president of the Schork Group in Villanova, Pennsylvania, said the gain may have triggered traders’ automatic buy orders.

“The Reuters item came out at the same time we spiked,” said John Kilduff, a partner at Again Capital LLC, a New York- based hedge fund that focuses on energy. “It doesn’t look like much, but it’s a reminder that the tensions will probably only increase. If there is a cutoff of Iranian oil, the Saudis will have a hard time making up for the lost supply.”

[...]

12 Obdicut  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:16:14pm

Not enough demon sheep.

13 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:16:21pm

re: #8 Second Amendment Renegation

I would like to think this is some sort of parody of the Right Wing's view of Obama, vision for America but it is all too real.

That, too. Ugh.

14 freetoken  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:20:15pm

Something tells me that Santorum would have his fingers in his hears if someone read him this article:


Special Report: Intel shows Iran nuclear threat not imminent

The United States, European allies and even Israel generally agree on three things about Iran's nuclear program: Tehran does not have a bomb, has not decided to build one, and is probably years away from having a deliverable nuclear warhead.

Those conclusions, drawn from extensive interviews with current and former U.S. and European officials with access to intelligence on Iran, contrast starkly with the heated debate surrounding a possible Israeli strike on Tehran's nuclear facilities.

"They're keeping the soup warm but they are not cooking it," a U.S. administration official said.

[...]

15 Someone Please Beam Me Up!  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:21:10pm

re: #14 freetoken

Something tells me that Santorum would have his fingers in his hears if someone read him this article:

And his 'ands over his heyes?

16 Randall Gross  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:21:29pm

The only wingnut psychosis' missing were Randall Flagg boot heel sounds, and the crow transmorphgrifying into Obama.

17 aagcobb  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:21:41pm

re: #14 freetoken

Something tells me that Santorum would have his fingers in his hears if someone read him this article:

Special Report: Intel shows Iran nuclear threat not imminent

That's why we have to bomb them now while we can!

18 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:22:28pm

re: #15 One of the Seventeen

And his 'ands over his heyes?

I'd settle for Romney, Rick, and Newt with hands over their mouths speaking no evil (or for that matter anything at all.)

19 dragonath  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:22:51pm

Ah, the Santorum campaign of light and joy continues!

20 Kragar  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:24:07pm

re: #17 aagcobb

That's why we have to bomb them now while we can!

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROPHECY!

Did I say that last bit out loud?
/

21 Bulworth  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:27:18pm

re: #19 Beware the Green Dragon!

Ah, the Santorum campaign of light and joy continues!

Santorum's only trying to warn us about what will happen if Obama ever becomes president. Oh wait.... //

22 Targetpractice  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:27:25pm

re: #20 Kragar

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROPHECY!

Did I say that last bit out loud?
/

Candidate Cthulhu demands it?

/

23 Romantic Heretic  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:27:27pm

Leni Riefenstahl would be proud.

24 makeitstop  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:27:27pm

re: #19 Beware the Green Dragon!

Ah, the Santorum campaign of light and joy continues!

That's why I believe that the GOP is heading for an ass-whupping in November, no matter who ends up being the nominee.

Americans want to feel optimistic about their future. Santorum and his fellow wannabes are all about people feeling miserable.

That ain't how you win a presidential election, but I'm not about to tell them that. Carry on with your dystopian scenarios, gentlemen, and update your resumes for the think tank or broadcasting gig you'll be looking for in December.

25 jaunte  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:28:15pm

Re-elect Obama, and single shoes will be abandoned in parks...

26 Daniel Ballard  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:28:43pm

Santorum bringing up any attack on freedom of religion by Obama is just beyond any and all reality. The only freedom he cares about is the freedom of Christian fundies to take away my rights. Or my wife's' rights. This reminds me of the old Democratic daisy ad by way of epic fear mongering.
No mbf intended, just the style seems similar to me.

27 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:28:55pm

re: #22 Targetpractice

Candidate Cthulhu demands it?

/

Is there a run on H J Heinz stock going on as well?
/

28 Bulworth  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:29:09pm

re: #24 makeitstop

That's why I believe that the GOP is heading for an ass-whupping in November, no matter who ends up being the nominee.

Americans want to feel optimistic about their future. Santorum and his fellow wannabes are all about people feeling miserable.

That ain't how you win a presidential election, but I'm not about to tell them that. Carry on with your dystopian scenarios, gentlemen, and update you resumes for the think tank or broadcasting gig you'll be looking for in December.

Although Santorum won't be the nominee. Romney will try to be more upbeat. But he'll have to placate the Palinites somehow.

29 jaunte  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:29:12pm

...city maintenance crews will neglect to paint public merry-go-rounds...

30 jaunte  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:30:27pm

...families, even your family, will be push-processed to a sickly green film shade...

31 makeitstop  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:30:49pm

re: #28 Bulworth

Although Santorum won't be the nominee. Romney will try to be more upbeat. But he'll have to placate the Palinites somehow.

There's the rub. All those people want to hear about is how screwed we are. They revel in it.

And Mittens will most likely be only too happy to oblige them.

32 jaunte  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:31:19pm

... and your city's welcome sign will be rendered in a cheesy '50's type style.

33 Targetpractice  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:31:20pm

re: #28 Bulworth

Although Santorum won't be the nominee. Romney will try to be more upbeat. But he'll have to placate the Palinites somehow.

It'll be the standard GOP message we've heard since '10: "Vote for us or America is doomed!"

So much for the "Shining City on the Hill," huh?

34 Bulworth  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:31:33pm

re: #31 makeitstop

There's the rub. All those people want to hear about is how screwed we are. They revel in it.

And Mittens will most likely be only too happy to oblige them.

And he'll be much less convincing when he does.

35 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:31:46pm

re: #30 jaunte

And apparently Mr. Burns will have his sun blocking device erected.

36 Shvaughn  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:31:56pm

re: #30 jaunte

...Ahmadinejad will, for one brief second, physically morph into Barack Obama before returning to his original form...

37 erik_t  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:32:53pm

Rick, nobody cares anymore. You have my permission to take your crazy home.

38 Obdicut  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:33:36pm

Image: 2012-03-20-Dick-And-Duck.png

An interview with Dick Scotrun.

Very much not based on Rick Santorum, totally.

39 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:33:44pm

re: #33 Targetpractice

It'll be the standard GOP message we've heard since '10: "Vote for us or America is doomed!"

So much for the "Shining City on the Hill," huh?

Unless it's shining due to the North Koreans or Iranians making it radioactive.
/

40 Bulworth  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:33:50pm

re: #33 Targetpractice

It'll be the standard GOP message we've heard since '10: "Vote for us or America is doomed!"

So much for the "Shining City on the Hill," huh?

With the Supreme Court due to hear arguments on the ACA, it seems likely that will be the basis of the Faux News campaign, which Romney ironically will be obligated to run and echo.

41 jaunte  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:35:24pm

Nothing in Santorum's ad was as scary as Dennis "Get Out" Terry: [Link: freethoughtblogs.com...]

42 Eclectic Infidel  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:38:56pm

Amateurish and glaringly dishonest...but the evangelical GOP base will eat it up and ask for more. Honestly, this ad only appeals to the ones convinced that Obama is the incarnation of the anti-christ.

43 freetoken  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:39:07pm

Off topic but something for Santorum to ponder when he loses:

China over takes US as world's wind power leader: report

China has overtaken US in the wind power generation sector by consolidating its position as the world leader in both newly and cumulative installed capacities in 2011, the China Wind Energy Association (CWEA) said on Friday.

Figures released by the CWEA said China had 17.6 gigawatts
(GW) of wind turbines installed in 2011. Though this was down 6.9 per cent from the previous year, it took China's cumulative wind power installed capacity amount to 62.4GW, up 39.4% year-on-year, by the end of 2011.

China therefore, remains the global leader in wind power, in terms of newly and cumulative installed capacities, state run 'Xinhua' news agency reported.

According to the Global Wind Energy Council, America, which previously led the world in installed wind power capacity, had only 6.8GW of wind turbines installed in 2011, making its cumulative total 46.9GW by the end of the year.

[...]

44 Kragar  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:40:10pm

re: #43 freetoken

Off topic but something for Santorum to ponder when he loses:

China over takes US as world's wind power leader: report

Don't worry, Rush says wind power is just a scam.
/

45 wrenchwench  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:40:16pm

This hasn't hit Rick's website yet. Right now the scariest thing on there is the list of people who have endorsed him. It includes my new least favorite racist, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal, who has banned Mexican American Studies in the Tucson school district, and an oldie, Michelle Malkin.

46 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:40:34pm

OT: The fuck you say?

Pastor J. Chris Vaughn, one of the first openly Christian candidates on the political landscape in some time, has announced to seek Georgia's Fourth Congressional District seat running on the Republican ticket against Democrat Hank Johnson.

47 jaunte  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:41:53pm

re: #46 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks

SOURCE Committee to Elect J. Chris Vaughn, The True and Open Christian.

48 Kragar  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:41:57pm

re: #46 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks

OT: The fuck you say?

He means "Real Christian", not those fakes you see all over the place, like Santorum or Bachmann

49 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:42:00pm

re: #43 freetoken

Off topic but something for Santorum to ponder when he loses:

China over takes US as world's wind power leader: report

And the CGWPW test in 2020 will be a large gust causing the island of Guam to capsize mysteriously.

CGWPW = Chinese Global Wind Power Weapon
大龙如风

50 Sinistershade  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:42:41pm

re: #43 freetoken

Off topic but something for Santorum to ponder when he loses:

China over takes US as world's wind power leader: report

Well, you know what crazy, tree-hugging environmentalists the Chinese are.

51 Lidane  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:42:59pm

re: #46 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks

OT: The fuck you say?

Because if there's one thing this election year lacks, it's openly religious candidates. WTF.

52 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:43:40pm

re: #43 freetoken

Off topic but something for Santorum to ponder when he loses:

China over takes US as world's wind power leader: report

The standard response I get from certain evangelical type relatives whenever I comment on another country exceeding ours in important endeavors is "So what, let 'em".

:sigh:

53 sattv4u2  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:44:01pm

re: #49 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

And the CGWPW test in 2020 will be a large gust causing the island of Guam to capsize mysteriously.

CGWPW = Chinese Global Wind Power Weapon
大龙如风

Nahh ,,, it's because tool many marines will be based there!!

54 freetoken  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:44:19pm

re: #47 jaunte

re: #48 Kragar

Ah yes, those True Christians™ , not the namby-pamby stuff we've seen so far.

55 Romantic Heretic  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:44:21pm

re: #5 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks

Wonderful. So good to hear from a pastor who knows what Christianity really is.

56 makeitstop  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:45:04pm

re: #44 Kragar

Don't worry, Rush says wind power is just a scam.
/

Yeah, and wind blowing through windmills just messes up the wind and breaks it. Everybody knows that.
//

57 Lidane  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:45:08pm

As far as the ad goes, WTF. These people are insane.

Image: donotrecall.jpg

58 Targetpractice  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:45:38pm

re: #43 freetoken

Off topic but something for Santorum to ponder when he loses:

China over takes US as world's wind power leader: report

Seriously, by this point, is there anything America still ranks #1 in that doesn't serve as an embarrassment?

59 Lidane  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:46:48pm

re: #58 Targetpractice

Seriously, by this point, is there anything America still ranks #1 in that doesn't serve as an embarrassment?

Military spending. We're #1! We're #1!

///

60 erik_t  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:47:14pm

re: #58 Targetpractice

Seriously, by this point, is there anything America still ranks #1 in that doesn't serve as an embarrassment?

Dudes on the fuckin' moon.

You can pry that one from my cold dead fingers.

61 Targetpractice  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:48:03pm

re: #60 erik_t

Dudes on the fuckin' moon.

You can pry that one from my cold dead fingers.

China's on course to take that one away from us too. And then one-up us by setting up residence.

62 Kragar  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:48:49pm

re: #58 Targetpractice

Seriously, by this point, is there anything America still ranks #1 in that doesn't serve as an embarrassment?

Highest paid professional athletes.

Oh, you said not an embarrassment.

63 sattv4u2  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:49:08pm

re: #60 erik_t

Dudes on the fuckin' moon.

You can pry that one from my cold dead fingers.

The best stunt Hollywood ever produced!!
//

64 freetoken  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:49:12pm

"J. Chris Vaughn" looks to be just another Bachmann School graduate:

[Link: chrisvaughnforcongress.com...]

65 Charles Johnson  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:49:13pm

It's been so long since I read a paper-based, non-Kindle book I've forgotten how they work. Where's the power switch on these things?

66 sattv4u2  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:49:52pm

re: #65 Charles Johnson

It's been so long since I read a paper-based, non-Kindle book I've forgotten how they work. Where's the power switch on these things?

sticking out from the palms of your hands!

67 abolitionist  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:51:11pm

re: #65 Charles Johnson

It's been so long since I read a paper-based, non-Kindle book I've forgotten how they work. Where's the power switch on these things?

Have you tried hitting F1?

Oh, nevermind.

68 Eclectic Infidel  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:51:33pm

re: #61 Targetpractice

China's on course to take that one away from us too. And then one-up us by setting up residence.

On a side note...there is a cancelled sci fi show called Firefly, one of Joss' inventions (Buffy, Doll House). It is set in the future in a different solar system inhabited entirely by us humans, formerly from Earth, generations ago.

To the point: the culture embodies the English language intertwined with Chinese Mandarin phrases. The alliance of planets is officially called the Sino-Alliance and strongly suggests that both the U.S. and China combined efforts, scientifically and otherwise, to depart from an overpopulated Earth and find a new home. I don't think this is such a far-fetched idea.

69 Lidane  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:52:45pm

Number One? 20 Not So Good Categories That The United States Leads The World In

We lead the world in porn production. Does that count as embarrassing?

70 Kragar  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:53:09pm

Irrelevance Watch;

The TN Abortion list thread is part of the daily round up over at RWW.

71 freetoken  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:53:13pm

re: #65 Charles Johnson

It's been so long since I read a paper-based, non-Kindle book I've forgotten how they work. Where's the power switch on these things?

On the back cover there should be a little box with lots of black and white strips, and some little numbers underneath. The black and white stripes are like keys on a keyboard, and the numbers are the notes to be played on the keys. You're to play the numbers on the tiny keyboard. The keys are tiny, so I find it easier to use the tip of a ballpoint pen. Once played correctly, the tune will open book.

72 Targetpractice  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:53:25pm

re: #69 Lidane

Number One? 20 Not So Good Categories That The United States Leads The World In

We lead the world in porn production. Does that count as embarrassing?

Depends on the porn...not that I look at it, of course.

///

73 freetoken  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:55:10pm

"J. Chris Vaughn", on his blog, has as it's major entry the announcement of support from these people:

[Link: georgiaconservativesinaction.com...]

Hah - a Barton video. Should have known.

74 Lidane  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:55:19pm

re: #70 Kragar

Irrelevance Watch;

The TN Abortion list thread is part of the daily round up over at RWW.

Cue the wingnut outrage. HuffPo links to LGF as well:

[Link: www.huffingtonpost.com...]

75 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:55:22pm

re: #65 Charles Johnson

It's been so long since I read a paper-based, non-Kindle book I've forgotten how they work. Where's the power switch on these things?

They run on cookies.

76 BishopX  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:55:28pm

re: #58 Targetpractice

The US leads the world in oil refining capacity and manufactured goods produced.

78 Amory Blaine  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:58:11pm

re: #11 freetoken

Santorum is stoking fears of Iran (a nation which poses no existential threat to the US)... the mean & evil "other" to go along with the allegedly (in the eyes of many Republican primary voters) moslem President Obama.

BTW, Santorum ought to be running on increasing the price of gasoline, because that is what he's doing:

Oil Rises Almost $3 a Barrel on Iran Report

That's a feature not a bug.

79 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:58:19pm

re: #64 freetoken

"J. Chris Vaughn" looks to be just another Bachmann School graduate:

[Link: chrisvaughnforcongress.com...]

"The last 40 years has seen a Nation drunk on spending. While it would be great to be able to fund all the programs everyone creates, that isn’t reality. The President and Congress have to quit spending and sending our nation further into debt."

Hey Chris, have a look at this...

Per Capita Government Spending by President

80 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 2:59:58pm

re: #69 Lidane

We lead the world in porn production. Does that count as embarrassing?

Only when you forget to lock your bedroom door.

81 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:03:10pm

re: #79 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks

"The last 40 years has seen a Nation drunk on spending. While it would be great to be able to fund all the programs everyone creates, that isn’t reality. The President and Congress have to quit spending and sending our nation further into debt."

Hey Chris, have a look at this...

Per Capita Government Spending by President

It makes one wonder that if you did a survey, gave people a list of government spending programs (Medicare, Military, Foreign Aid, etc.) and asked them to write down what percentage of the pie each got how badly the results would be compared to the reality of the budget.

82 researchok  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:03:52pm

re: #69 Lidane

Mostly because virtually ever other country has more stringent laws re porn.

Here, it's legal and easy.

83 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:04:52pm

re: #81 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

I know I'd get it wrong.

84 BongCrodny  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:05:17pm

The only problem with being agnostic is that if I believed in the Christian version of hell, that's the likely place I'd wind up.

But honestly, how bad could hell be if you get to spend all your time laughing at all those people who *thought* they were going to heaven?

85 AK-47%  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:05:57pm

re: #82 researchok

Mostly because virtually ever other country has more stringent laws re porn.

Here, it's legal and easy.

Other countries have legalized or decriminalized prostitution. If you wanna get your thrills, you can go get them live and don't need to stay home and wank off in front of a screen.

86 Obdicut  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:07:14pm

re: #82 researchok

Mostly because virtually ever other country has more stringent laws re porn.

Except for all the ones that don't, that is, like most of the European countries.

Many of them, in fact, have less stringent laws.

87 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:07:49pm

Santorum is embarrassed by porn, but wants it all in English before it gets banned.
/

88 Kragar  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:07:58pm

re: #82 researchok

Mostly because virtually ever other country has more stringent laws re porn.

Of course, those countries also cut the hands off of thieves and execute people who spit on the sidewalk.
/.5

89 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:09:14pm

re: #81 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

It makes one wonder that if you did a survey, gave people a list of government spending programs (Medicare, Military, Foreign Aid, etc.) and asked them to write down what percentage of the pie each got how badly the results would be compared to the reality of the budget.

I recall a SF short a long time ago (well, mid '80's and that's another life in so many ways, but I digress) where after you calculated your tax you then chose which programs you wanted to fund. The idea was this would weed out the wheat from the chaff but it presumed enlightened self-interest (yeah, right!) and didn't consider the effect of propaganda. IIRC it might have been one of the various libertarian tinged sf authors that wrote it.

90 AK-47%  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:09:19pm

re: #88 Kragar

Of course, those countries also cut the hands off of thieves and execute people who spit on the sidewalk.
/.5

And put you in jail for either mentioning or denying the Armenian genocide...

91 Shvaughn  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:22:33pm

re: #81 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

It makes one wonder that if you did a survey, gave people a list of government spending programs (Medicare, Military, Foreign Aid, etc.) and asked them to write down what percentage of the pie each got how badly the results would be compared to the reality of the budget.

They've done polls like that. The numbers are about as skewed from reality as you'd expect.

Here's an example poll:

[Link: i2.cdn.turner.com...]

92 Obdicut  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:23:14pm

re: #91 Shvaughn

Metaignorance.

93 sattv4u2  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:25:13pm

re: #92 Obdicut

Metaignorance.

Weren't they the front band for KISS on tour in the 90's?
/

94 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:25:17pm

re: #55 Romantic Heretic

Wonderful. So good to hear from a pastor who knows what Christianity really is.

I imagine he'll get a CINO badge from the fundie-wingnut crowd.
/Christian In Name Only

95 researchok  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:27:33pm

re: #86 Obdicut

In most of Europe, porn is more regulated than here.

Lots more regulation and oversight.

96 Kragar  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:29:26pm

re: #95 researchok

In most of Europe, porn is more regulated than here.

Lots more regulation and oversight.

Yeah, German scheisse videos are known for their stringent regulatory practices.

97 Obdicut  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:29:33pm

re: #95 researchok

In most of Europe, porn is more regulated than here.

Lots more regulation and oversight.

Any support for that contention?

98 EdDantes  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:30:09pm

I just saw the execrable video and skimmed through the comments so forgive me if this has been covered: Is this a Rick Santorum approved video?

99 wrenchwench  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:31:56pm

re: #98 EdDantes

I just saw the execrable video and skimmed through the comments so forgive me if this has been covered: Is this a Rick Santorum approved video?

Says at YouTube:

Uploaded by RickSantorum on Mar 23, 2012

100 Sheila Broflovski  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:32:50pm

Obamaville, FUCK YEAH!

I just got a new job, making TWICE what I was making at my old job, which I accepted in desperation only after years of unemployment under the Bush regime.

The best part: it's a US GOVT job! (OK Federal contractor but whatevs)

BWAHAHAHAA!

101 abolitionist  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:32:57pm

re: #98 EdDantes

I just saw the execrable video and skimmed through the comments so forgive me if this has been covered: Is this a Rick Santorum approved video?

Looks like it:
Uploaded by RickSantorum on Mar 23, 2012
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102 Kragar  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:34:00pm

re: #100 Learned Mother of Zion

Obamaville, FUCK YEAH!

I just got a new job, making TWICE what I was making at my old job, which I accepted in desperation only after years of unemployment under the Bush regime.

The best part: it's a US GOVT job! (OK Federal contractor but whatevs)

BWAHAHAHAA!

You are a leach and a burden to real capitalists!
///

Congrats.

103 AK-47%  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:34:07pm

re: #98 EdDantes

I just saw the execrable video and skimmed through the comments so forgive me if this has been covered: Is this a Rick Santorum approved video?

no sign of it on [Link: www.ricksantorum.com...]

104 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:34:41pm

re: #100 Learned Mother of Zion

Congrats, Alouette!

105 Charles Johnson  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:35:10pm

re: #98 EdDantes

I just saw the execrable video and skimmed through the comments so forgive me if this has been covered: Is this a Rick Santorum approved video?

Yes, it's on his official YouTube channel.

106 abolitionist  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:35:27pm

But there's nothing to prevent someone from choosing that name, I guess, so long as it's not already taken.

107 EdDantes  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:35:29pm

re: #101 abolitionist

No, I don't believe the Santorum campaign has anything to do with this.

108 Charles Johnson  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:35:36pm

(And by the way, I always double-check things like that.)

109 researchok  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:35:36pm

re: #97 Obdicut

I'd have to look for it.

I recall there was some guy a few years ago who wanted to relax some regulations to US standards. He was challenging the pan EU rules. Something to do with Schengen, as I recall.

110 Obdicut  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:36:32pm

re: #107 EdDantes

No, I don't believe the Santorum campaign has anything to do with this.

Do you think that's not really his youtube account or something?

111 sattv4u2  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:36:40pm

re: #100 Learned Mother of Zion

:)

112 jaunte  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:37:01pm

Someone has stolen the Rick Santorum campaign YouTube channel?

113 Obdicut  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:38:06pm

re: #109 researchok

Okay, well, I can't find any support for your contention, and certainly the distribution of pornography is less restricted in most places in Europe than it is here, and I can't find anything at all to indicate the creation if it is more restricted, either.

We just produce more porn because we're the largest country with high-tech and free speech laws, I'm guessing.

114 Sheila Broflovski  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:38:42pm

Yeah the Chrysler job offer fell through :( because the idiots thought their contract was accepted but it wasn't.

Now I just have to pass that security clearance.

115 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:38:52pm

re: #113 Obdicut

Do you mean all of Europe? Because while not having the data, I have my doubts on non-Western parts.

116 sattv4u2  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:39:52pm

re: #115 Liberal Entity

Do you mean all of Europe? Because while not having the data, I have my doubts on non-Western parts.

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

117 freetoken  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:40:26pm

re: #113 Obdicut

We just produce more porn because we're the largest country with high-tech and free speech laws, I'm guessing.

That, and the fact that's most everyday is sunny in the Valley of northern Los Angeles, making outdoors porn shoots more likely than anywhere in Europe outside of a Mediterranean island.

118 researchok  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:40:30pm

re: #113 Obdicut

Again, I don't recall exactly what the deal was but the guy did bring up the free speech issue, so you are on the money with that.

There may have been a union aspect as well. The guy wanted to produce porn in 'right to work environment' or something like that.

119 Obdicut  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:40:48pm

re: #115 Liberal Entity

Do you mean all of Europe? Because while not having the data, I have my doubts on non-Western parts.

You're right, it varies by country, but a lot of the ex-Eastern block places like Hungary and Croatia are legendary producers of porn.

Fun fact: I had a friend who did a lot of IT work for a porn place, and he said that his statistics showed 1/3 of 'straight' men viewed transsexual porn heavily. Kinsey nods sagely.

120 Kragar  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:41:08pm

I have it on good authority that porn is alive and well in Eastern Europe.

121 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:41:13pm

re: #116 sattv4u2

Thanks!

Also, you will now be the source for all of my porn-related questions! //

122 researchok  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:41:19pm

re: #117 freetoken

Green porn.
//

123 Amory Blaine  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:41:38pm

Obamaville a new game on Facebook?

124 Charles Johnson  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:41:47pm

re: #107 EdDantes

No, I don't believe the Santorum campaign has anything to do with this.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but: Santorum Spokesman Denies Obama-Ahmadinejad Conflation in New Ad.

125 sattv4u2  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:41:47pm

re: #121 Liberal Entity

Thanks!

Also, you will now be the source for all of my porn-related questions! //

Glad I was able to give you a Happy Ending

wait ,, what !?!?

126 EdDantes  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:42:32pm

re: #110 Obdicut

Do you think that's not really his youtube account or something?

I have no idea about the provenance of that channel but I assure you all that if this is part of the Santorum campaign not only will I not vote for him I will seriously consider switching my party affiliation to "Ind."

127 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:43:17pm

re: #107 EdDantes

No, I don't believe the Santorum campaign has anything to do with this.

And what makes you say that after you've been given a straight link to Santorum's official YT channel?

128 Obdicut  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:45:39pm

re: #118 researchok

Again, I don't recall exactly what the deal was but the guy did bring up the free speech issue, so you are on the money with that.
.

Well, again-- Denmark doesn't even criminalize bestiality porn. But they're tiny compared to us.

There may have been a union aspect as well. The guy wanted to produce porn in 'right to work environment' or something like that

That sounds pretty creepy.

Anyway: Europe produces a ton of porn. So does the US. China cracks down heavily on porn but produces a large percentage of the sex toys in the world. It's all a rich, if slightly sticky, tapestry.

129 Charles Johnson  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:46:14pm

re: #126 EdDantes

I have no idea about the provenance of that channel but I assure you all that if this is part of the Santorum campaign not only will I not vote for him I will seriously consider switching my party affiliation to "Ind."

Not only is this an official ad, it's just the first of a planned eight-part series of similar ads.

130 Sheila Broflovski  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:46:31pm

re: #128 Obdicut

It's all a rich, if slightly sticky, tapestry.

Eww

131 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:47:12pm

re: #130 Learned Mother of Zion

Eww

Giggity.

132 Kragar  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:47:36pm

re: #129 Charles Johnson

Not only is this an official ad, it's just the first of a planned eight-part series of similar ads.

So you're saying it has some vague peripheral connection to some aspect of the Santorum campaign maybe?
/

133 Shvaughn  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:48:51pm

re: #126 EdDantes

I have no idea about the provenance of that channel but I assure you all that if this is part of the Santorum campaign not only will I not vote for him I will seriously consider switching my party affiliation to "Ind."

Cool! Do you need help getting a voter registration form?

134 EdDantes  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:49:25pm

re: #124 Charles Johnson

Sorry to burst your bubble, but: Santorum Spokesman Denies Obama-Ahmadinejad Conflation in New Ad.

Charles, I don't have a bubble to burst. I will stand by my 126 comment. I have no illusions about the current crop of GOP candidates. If that is a sanctioned ad then Santorum is toast.

135 jaunte  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:49:55pm

Lol.

Brabender also disagreed with Gidley's characterization of the trailer as a "horror story."

"That would be a gross over exaggeration," he told me.

[Link: www.politico.com...]

136 EdDantes  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:50:34pm

re: #133 Shvaughn

Cool! Do you need help getting a voter registration form?

I'm already registered but thanks for asking.

137 Charles Johnson  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:50:44pm

re: #134 EdDantes

Charles, I don't have a bubble to burst. I will stand by my 126 comment. I have no illusions about the current crop of GOP candidates. If that is a sanctioned ad then Santorum is toast.

There's no "if" about it. It's completely confirmed to be an official Rick Santorum campaign ad.

138 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:51:42pm

re: #124 Charles Johnson

Sorry to burst your bubble, but: Santorum Spokesman Denies Obama-Ahmadinejad Conflation in New Ad.

I was waiting for the Monty Python-ish "No, No, No Yes" during that interview.

139 Shvaughn  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:52:04pm

re: #136 EdDantes

I'm already registered but thanks for asking.

The voter registration form is how you change your party registration to "Independent."

140 AK-47%  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:53:02pm

re: #134 EdDantes

Charles, I don't have a bubble to burst. I will stand by my 126 comment. I have no illusions about the current crop of GOP candidates. If that is a sanctioned ad then Santorum is toast.

he is croutons at this point, but that only heightens his resolve.

141 Ojoe  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:53:12pm

"Sick Rantorum."

BBL

142 Amory Blaine  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:53:44pm

This makes demon sheep look like Norman Rockwell stuff. How low can we go?

143 EdDantes  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:54:12pm

re: #133 Shvaughn

Cool! Do you need help getting a voter registration form?

Sorry I misunderstood you the first time. I know how to get a registration form and will do so if Republicans behave like left-wing parodies of themselves.

144 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:54:19pm

The base will love the ad.

145 Shvaughn  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:55:40pm

re: #143 EdDantes

Sorry I misunderstood you the first time. I know how to get a registration form and will do so if Republicans behave like left-wing parodies of themselves.

Isn't it clear from this thread that they are?

146 EdDantes  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:55:51pm

re: #144 Liberal Entity

The base will love the ad.

I thought I was the Republican base. Apparently not (sigh)

147 Obdicut  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:55:59pm

re: #124 Charles Johnson

Sorry to burst your bubble, but: Santorum Spokesman Denies Obama-Ahmadinejad Conflation in New Ad.

And that's such obvious bullshit. Why else did they juxtapose them?

Sheesh.

148 Ojoe  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:56:12pm

re: #142 Amory Blaine

We have been very low before.

[Link: arthist.umn.edu...]

149 goddamnedfrank  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 3:58:50pm

re: #137 Charles Johnson

There's no "if" about it. It's completely confirmed to be an official Rick Santorum campaign ad.

Santorum's people are just too cute by half:

To see [a conflation of Obama and Ahmadinejad] would be to see something that was not intended to be there in any way. And there’s nothing in there that says ‘Buy Popcorn’ either."

He just came right out and admitted to using a subliminal technique.

150 Kragar  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:00:02pm

The joys of a well tuned pandora channel, Led Zeppelin, Daft Punk, Stevie Wonder and the Fratellis in a row.

And now the Gorillaz.

151 Mar  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:02:33pm

For God's Sake! What a ridiculous add. Why don't they just accuse Obama of murdering babies while they are at it?

152 Shvaughn  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:03:22pm

re: #151 Mar

For God's Sake! What a ridiculous add. Why don't they just accuse Obama of murdering babies while they are at it?

They already do that.

153 abolitionist  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:03:36pm

re: #151 Mar

Already been done, I think, long ago.

154 Kragar  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:03:44pm

re: #151 Mar

For God's Sake! What a ridiculous add. Why don't they just accuse Obama of murdering babies while they are at it?

They've got 7 episodes to go, give them some time.

155 Daniel Ballard  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:04:02pm

re: #151 Mar

For God's Sake! What a ridiculous add. Why don't they just accuse Obama of murdering babies while they are at it?

It's still primary season. Just wait for it. It's coming.

156 Lidane  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:05:26pm

Obama Campaign Again Tries To Reclaim ‘Obamacare’

“Obamacare” has long been the sole term by which Republicans refer to health care reform — an attempt to brand the legislation as a big, amorphous piece of bureaucracy that can’t be untethered from its namesake, President Obama. The theory went that as long as the GOP could keep associating the law with the man responsible for it, President Obama, the more they’d be able to wield it as a weapon against Democrats at the ballot box.

On Friday the Obama campaign turned that strategy on its head. Obamacare? Bring it on.

The campaign launched a Facebook feed Friday featuring a big “I Like Obamacare” logo. The social network rollout also included a Twitter hashtag that the campaign reported become the top trending topic in the world within hours. On the web, an “I Like Obamacare” frontpage popped up on the Obama campaign website.

In an email to supporters, Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod said it was time for Democrats to turn the “Obamacare” insult into a badge of honor.

157 dragonath  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:06:38pm

I'm trying to imagine what Santorumville must be like. I keep thinking of the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episode where Homer time travels and ends up in a world where Flanders is dictator and everybody is forced to smile.

158 Charleston Chew  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:06:46pm

Reminds me of the strange PS3 ads back in 2006:

159 sattv4u2  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:07:26pm

re: #151 Mar

For God's Sake! What a ridiculous add. Why don't they just accuse Obama of murdering babies while they are at it?

Because Dick Cheney ateted them all while he was in office, donchyaknow

160 sattv4u2  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:08:49pm

re: #157 Beware the Green Dragon!

I'm trying to imagine what Santorumville must be like

Think One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest, but with a better wardrobing!

161 Kragar  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:09:28pm

re: #160 sattv4u2

I'm trying to imagine what Santorumville must be like

Think One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest, but with a better wardrobing!

I'm thinking Children of the Corn.

162 sattv4u2  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:09:37pm

And on that note, the long (hopefully) quiet drive home beckons!

163 sattv4u2  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:10:21pm

re: #161 Kragar

I'm thinking Children of the CPorn.

(in keeping with the previous topic)

164 researchok  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:11:58pm

re: #128 Obdicut

I emailed a friend who recalled more about the story than I did.

The guy in question wanted to have the same rules and standards apply across the EU.

Western Europe have more stringent laws re porn while the Scandanavian countries are less regulated. He argued Schengen ought to allow him to apply the same standards across the western countries. He cited free speech, the union thing (he wanted exemption from that) among other things.

Along the same lines hate speech laws differ from country to country within the EU. Makes cross country prosecution difficult.

166 abolitionist  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:15:20pm

re: #165 Kronocide

You can probably still fix the mis-spelling.

167 Gus  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:18:03pm

Subliminal advertising. Obviously targeting elderly Americans and those on the more "country side" of things. Preaching to the choir. Not very effective since it's a fictional piece.

168 Kragar  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:18:15pm

Gingrich: It's Obama's fault people think he's Muslim

Doesn't doughboy need to be out shopping for wife #4?

169 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:18:44pm

Santorum is currently irrelevant. While he can hang around and make things hard on Romney, Romney would have to have a screaming and raving naked in the plaza at 3 am moment not to get the nomination at this point. Oh, Romney won't do as well in Louisiana, but by now we all know he's not going to win the South. He will continue to win the West.

170 Charleston Chew  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:19:58pm

When Kirk Cameron presented his "Monumental" ad at CPAC,

I observed that conservatives, having slipped entirely into fantasy land, would from now on communicate exclusively via fake movie trailers (because the only thing faker than a movie is a fake movie). The trend is holding.

Here's the Pawlenty ad that may have started it all.

171 researchok  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:20:22pm

re: #167 Gus

Remember the Goldwater nuke commercial?

172 Obdicut  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:20:29pm

re: #167 Gus

Subliminal advertising. Obviously targeting elderly Americans and those on the more "country side" of things. Preaching to the choir. Not very effective since it's a fictional piece.

Subliminal advertising also doesn't work. But that was too fast to even be subliminal.

173 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:21:20pm

re: #168 Kragar

"But I think it is very bizarre that he is desperately concerned to apologize to Muslim religious fanatics while they are killing young Americans, while at the same time going to war against the Catholic Church and against every right-to-life Protestant organization in the country. I just think it's a very strange value system," Gingrich added.

Osama Bin Laden could not be reached for comment.

174 Gus  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:21:36pm

re: #171 researchok

Remember the Goldwater nuke commercial?

I'm too young! ;)

175 researchok  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:22:29pm

re: #174 Gus

I'm too young! ;)

Me too- but it's a classic.

176 Sheila Broflovski  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:23:21pm

re: #100 Learned Mother of Zion

Obamaville, FUCK YEAH!

I just got a new job, making TWICE what I was making at my old job, which I accepted in desperation only after years of unemployment under the Bush regime.

The best part: it's a US GOVT job! (OK Federal contractor but whatevs)

BWAHAHAHAA!

Oh, any any wingnut who would claim "Yeah but it's a GUMMINT job" there was actually a BIDDING WAR for yours truly for my awesome Sharepoint skillz and the Feds came up with the best deal.

THANK YOU US TAXPAYERS FOR PUTTING ME IN A HIGHER TAX BRACKET!!

177 Kragar  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:23:47pm

re: #173 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks

Osama Bin Laden could not be reached for comment.

We could ask those Somali pirates... nevermind.

178 Gus  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:24:08pm

So when is Breitbart.com going to reveal those damning video tapes of Obama when he was in college?

//

179 jamesfirecat  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:24:17pm

Wait is this a political add or the trailer for the next Silent Hill Game?

180 Sheila Broflovski  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:25:04pm

Holy Shabbat. Gotta go. G-D BLESS AMERICA.

181 Kragar  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:25:08pm

re: #179 jamesfirecat

Wait is this a political add or the trailer for the next Silent Hill Game?

In the next one, Newt will be displayed wearing a bloody and rotting bunny costume

182 jamesfirecat  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:26:38pm

re: #181 Kragar

In the next one, Newt will be displayed wearing a bloody and rotting bunny costume

Better than Rick Santorum wearing a huge cross shaped helmet.

183 Targetpractice  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:26:52pm

re: #179 jamesfirecat

Wait is this a political add or the trailer for the next Silent Hill Game?

I don't think even an appearance by Pyramidhead could save the Santorum campaign.

184 researchok  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:27:01pm

re: #178 Gus

2016

185 wrenchwench  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:28:41pm

re: #181 Kragar

In the next one, Newt will be displayed wearing a bloody and rotting bunny costume

Oh, thanks for reminding me. At the local college, one of the guys running for student body president made a miscalculation of the time, and had to show up for a debate all sweaty in a bunny costume. I wasn't even there, but I still remember it fondly, and am guffawing.

186 jamesfirecat  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:29:36pm

re: #183 Targetpractice

I don't think even an appearance by Pyramidhead could save the Santorum campaign.

But he's a huge muscled heavily man with an incredible hatred for all things female that believes people must be punished by for their sins.... he'd fit right in at your average GOP event.

187 Shvaughn  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:31:06pm

I want to live in Obamaville.

188 Gus  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:32:27pm

re: #171 researchok

Remember the Goldwater nuke commercial?

Seen that a lot of times though. Sounds funny with LBJ's voice.

189 Obdicut  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:32:31pm

re: #186 jamesfirecat

He's too consistent, though.

190 researchok  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:33:19pm

re: #188 Gus

Way back in time.

Another America.

191 Kragar  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:33:51pm

re: #186 jamesfirecat

But he's a huge muscled heavily man with an incredible hatred for all things female that believes people must be punished by for their sins... he'd fit right in at your average GOP event.

What time is it? Its Transvaginal Ultrasound O'Clock!

192 Gus  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:34:02pm

re: #190 researchok

Way back in time.

Another Ameriac.

Before Twitter.

//

193 researchok  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:34:19pm

re: #192 Gus

Before faxes.

194 Gus  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:34:54pm

re: #193 researchok

Before faxes.

Before cassettes.

195 researchok  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:35:15pm

Rotary phones. Typewriters. Mr Potato Head.

196 jamesfirecat  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:35:39pm

re: #189 Obdicut

He's too consistent, though.

What do you mean he's too consistent? He shows up as a representation of James Sunderland's repressed guilt over smothering loving his wife too much in Silent Hill 2, as a instrument of pure vengance that the town sicks on Alex Shepard's father in Silent Hill 5 for failing to sacrifice one of his children, and is doing od only knows what in the movie and the arcade game.

197 Targetpractice  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:35:52pm

re: #195 researchok

Rotary phones. Typewriters. Mr Potato Head.

Is that back when they thought rock-and-roll was just a fad?

198 researchok  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:36:29pm

Dennis the Menace

Beaver. Eddie Haskell.

Father Knows Best.

Bonanza.

199 Obdicut  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:36:47pm

re: #196 jamesfirecat

Yeah, but he doesn't flip flop and attack people for positions he previously held.

200 jamesfirecat  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:36:50pm

re: #191 Kragar

What time is it?Why look at the time, its Transvaginal Ultrasound O'Clock!

Please somebody photoshop Pyramid head with an appropriately sized ultrasound wand!

201 ramex  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:37:12pm

re: #157 Beware the Green Dragon!

I'm trying to imagine what Santorumville must be like..

Try thinking Augustus Gloop falling into the river of "chocolate."

202 researchok  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:37:55pm

re: #197 Targetpractice

Pretty much. I grew up from the late 60's onward.

I missed Reefer Madness.

203 researchok  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:39:25pm

re: #194 Gus

Speaking of which, do you know where your eight tracks are?
/

204 Achilles Tang  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:41:37pm

I'm back with some insightful words./

That is an effing disgusting ad. Scary too, but not for the reasons implied.

205 Gus  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:42:20pm

re: #203 researchok

Speaking of which, do you know where your eight tracks are?
/

Probably disintegrating in some NJ landfill.

206 researchok  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:42:21pm

My dad was also sure Betamax was here to stay.

207 researchok  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:43:01pm

re: #205 Gus

Probably disintegrating in some NJ landfill.

They did say eight tracks were forever.
/

208 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:44:24pm
209 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:46:31pm

re: #208 Hoodies for Justice. T

Why? What was disgraceful about them?

Oh, I know, none of you can read Newt's mind (thank heavens). I just needed to say it.

210 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:47:49pm

re: #209 Mostly sane, most of the time.

Why? What was disgraceful about them?

Oh, I know, none of you can read Newt's mind (thank heavens). I just needed to say it.

Newt is such a jerk, playing for the racist vote I guess. That's all he's got.

211 Kragar  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:47:52pm

re: #208 Hoodies for Justice. T

"And the President obviously doesn't love America because he's still on his first wife."

212 Lidane  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:49:35pm

In between all her blogging about the French shooter, Pam takes time to bleat about Santorum for a second:

RICK SANTORUM: BETTER TO HAVE FOUR MORE YEARS OF PRESIDENT OBAMA THAN ‘ETCH A SKETCH’ MITT ROMNEY

Oh, no, he didn't! There are some unrecoverable moments -- this is one of them. Santorum is done. Cooked. Putin would be better than Obama. Is he nuts?

213 Gus  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:49:59pm

re: #208 Hoodies for Justice. T

Someone tell Newt that Obama's still the democratically elected president of the USA. Also let him know that Obama's comments were rather mainstream and probably universally accepted by the majority of the American people.

214 Page 3 in the Binder of Women  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:51:13pm
Gingrich said Obama “trying to turn” the death of Martin “it into a racial issue” was “fundamentally wrong.”

Even my stalwart GOP gf agrees it IS a racial issue.

Black kid profiled and killed for walking home.

Newt, going out with a bang no doubt.

215 Mich-again  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:51:45pm

I have an itty bitty problem when I hear people refer to Rick Santorum as a devout Catholic. St. Thomas Aquinas is considered the most influential philosopher in the history of the HRCC and is the patron of all Catholic educational establishments. This is the sum of Aquinas' logic on the subject of reason versus faith.

Supernatural revelation (faith) and natural revelation (reason) are complementary rather than contradictory in nature, for they pertain to the same unity: truth.

Natural revelation is information that any human has access to, in other words, science and reason. Supernatural revelation is faith, taught in the Scriptures. Aquinas said the two had to be complementary for them to both be true. That means that as science and reason expand and change over time as human knowledge grows, so must faith if if that faith becomes other than complementary to reason.

When Rick Santorum speaks about science and faith it's obvious his views could not disagree more with the teachings of Aquinas, so that means Santorum is essentially a heretic, preaching his own rogue version of the faith. That he gets referred to as devout Catholic is a disgrace. He must have slept through all his Catechism classes.

216 Shvaughn  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:52:39pm

re: #212 Lidane

In between all her blogging about the French shooter, Pam takes time to bleat about Santorum for a second:

RICK SANTORUM: BETTER TO HAVE FOUR MORE YEARS OF PRESIDENT OBAMA THAN ‘ETCH A SKETCH’ MITT ROMNEY

Why is Pam so stridently pro-Putin?

217 BongCrodny  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:53:10pm

re: #126 EdDantes

I have no idea about the provenance of that channel but I assure you all that if this is part of the Santorum campaign not only will I not vote for him I will seriously consider switching my party affiliation to "Ind."

What part of "coming soon to ricksantorum.com" is particularly confusing?

218 simoom  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:58:02pm

re: #209 Mostly sane, most of the time.

Why? What was disgraceful about them?

Oh, I know, none of you can read Newt's mind (thank heavens). I just needed to say it.

Apparently Newt didn't take the President's statement as offering empathy to a grieving family but instead read this into it:

[Link: nationaljournal.com...]

“What the president said, in a sense, is disgraceful,” Gingrich said on the Hannity Radio show. “It’s not a question of who that young man looked like. Any young American of any ethnic background should be safe, period. We should all be horrified no matter what the ethnic background."

Is the president suggesting that if it had been a white who had been shot, that would be OK because it didn’t look like him? That’s just nonsense dividing this country up. It is a tragedy this young man was shot. It would have been a tragedy if he had been Puerto Rican or Cuban or if he had been white or if he had been Asian American of if he’d been a Native American. At some point, we ought to talk about being Americans. When things go wrong to an American, it is sad for all Americans. Trying to turn it into a racial issue is fundamentally wrong. I really find it appalling.”

219 Mich-again  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:58:05pm

re: #214 Hoodies for Justice. T

Newt hasn't said a single intelligent thing in this entire campaign. Why would he break the string now?

220 Achilles Tang  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:59:22pm

re: #208 Hoodies for Justice. T

Newt tells Hannity radio he thinks the President's comments about Trayvon Martin were "disgraceful.

There is no news but this. I don't wish to diminish the issue. Zimmerman should be under arrest. Even the sponsor of the "stand your ground" bill was on TV saying it did not appear to apply in this case. I don't understand why it is necessary to determine if it is a "hate crime" or not.

However I have to add my own somewhat related (legal) thoughts that I have held back. I have mentioned before having a property where drug dealers have moved in nearby and tanked the neighborhood. The police arrest every now and then, but don't eliminate the problem, nor go after the landlords who rent to them. I had these fantasies for a while of doing an OK corral thing and giving them 30 minutes to get out of town, then when threatened in return or attacked, shooting the half dozen or so punks dead on the spot (like in the movies).

Aside from my lack of skills or lack of weapons, it has been an eye opener to realize that I could probably have done so and, if survived, gotten away with it clean in Florida; and every one of those particular punks would have had records as long as my arm, unlike the kid we are talking about.

Maybe there is a local vigilante group (neighborhood watch) I could call to do the job for a fee, since the police are little use?///

221 goddamnedfrank  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 4:59:48pm

re: #216 Shvaughn

Why is Pam so stridently pro-Putin?

Putin is white and his father wasn't a muslim.

222 Lidane  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 5:00:56pm

Speaking of Torquemada Jr., the idiots at Free Republic are not happy with him speaking out about Trayvon Martin:

Rick Santorum Convicts Trayvon Martin Shooter On Hannity Show

Santorum, don’t be a pompous ass. Demand evidence and justice!

Go Newt!
---

I was just thinking of a number of truly horrible crimes committed by Blacks against totally innocent Whites. I would never have heard of them if I had not read about them here on FR.

The truly disgusting thing about this whole thing is the victim is probably Zimmerman and now we have a true witch hunt going on.
---

What in the L do these people want?

Which people? I'd say the useful idiots want street justice. I think the puppet masters want a trial, expect an acquittal(or conviction on a lesser charge than murder)to coincide with the GOP convention in Tampa.
---

the police did act, they interviewed , they looked at the scene, they looked at our laws and then did what they were supposed to do.

Maybe up in PA they don’t have this law but down here we do .

Santorum needs to shut his mouth on this or at least say “let the police do their job and let the justice system we have do their job”

That’s it , not this crap he’s saying or what the MSM is saying.

Seems many are spouting off about this who do not know our laws down here or they hate guns.
---

I have got to the point that I would vote for Romney over this whine bag. He is full as a much of shit as Mittens.

This country is missing the leader that we need for these times... Newt. When Obama gets his second term everyone on this site is going to regret not supporting Newt. I am sick.
---

Let’s be real. There are white people killed by blacks in hate attacks all the time, and there is no media coverage, no hate crime charges, no federal investigation and certainly no comments from the president of the united states. i’m not going to shed a tear for some hoodrat who should have stayed in his own neighborhood.
---

No respect for the 2nd Amendment or Property Rights.
---

The truly disgusting thing about this whole thing is the victim is probably Zimmerman and now we have a true witch hunt going on.

I don’t know if he did anything wrong, I wasn’t there and that’s for the evidence and the grand jury to decide.

This reminds me alot of the Security Guard who was hounded by the media for something, sending anthrax letters I think, but then the police said he didn’t do it. The media hounded him for weeks and made his life miserable and didn’t apologize or say anything when he was innocent.

The media are SCUM.

223 Mich-again  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 5:01:18pm

re: #218 simoom

“Is the president suggesting that if it had been a white who had been shot, that would be OK because it didn’t look like him?

Well I know one thing, if the shooter was a young black man and the dead person was white, there is zero chance that the sheriff would have accepted the self defense explanation like he did.

224 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 5:01:22pm

re: #218 simoom

Apparently Newt didn't take the President's statement as offering empathy to a grieving family but instead read this into it:

[Link: mobile.nationaljournal.com...]

If Trayvon had been Trevor and walking home in a polo shirt, he would have made it safely and anonymously. This is very much the tragedy of race in America, that this kid was suspect for being black.

225 dragonath  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 5:03:03pm

re: #194 Gus

Before cassettes.

Look at the SIZE of those things!

226 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 5:06:36pm

re: #215 Mich-again

“If we have to give up either religion or education, we should give up education.”
- William Jennings Bryan

227 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 5:11:54pm

re: #14 freetoken

Something tells me that Santorum would have his fingers in his hears if someone read him this article:

Special Report: Intel shows Iran nuclear threat not imminent

Then why are they moving their nuclear program under a mountain and not allowing IAEA inspectors access to it?

228 Achilles Tang  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 5:12:36pm

re: #215 Mich-again

When Rick Santorum speaks about science and faith it's obvious his views could not disagree more with the teachings of Aquinas, so that means Santorum is essentially a heretic, preaching his own rogue version of the faith.

The problem is not Santorum. He is a dime a dozen. The problem is that he has an audience and the reason he has an audience is that education is lacking, and that is no accident.

229 jamesfirecat  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 5:13:05pm

re: #227 Dark_Falcon

Then why are they moving their nuclear program under a mountain and not allowing IAEA inspectors access to it?

Cause when you've got bupkiss the last thing you ever want to let anyone know is that you've got bupkiss.

230 dragonath  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 5:14:46pm

I don't know if I read it about here first, but check out H.L. Mencken's obituary of Williams Jennings Bryan. It's kind of like the Hunter S. on Nixon takedown of its day.

The fun parts:

If the fellow was sincere, then so was P.T. Barnum. The word is disgraced and degraded by such uses. He was, in fact, a charlatan, a mountebank, a zany without any shame or dignity. What animated him from end to end of his grotesque career was simply ambition--the ambition of a common man to get his hand upon the collar of his superiors, or, failing that, to get his thumb into their eyes. He was born with a roaring voice, and it had the trick of inflaming half-wits against their betters, that he himself might shine.

...

Bryan, in his malice, started something that will not be easy to stop. In ten thousand country town his old heelers, the evangelical pastors, are propagating his gospel, and everywhere the yokels are ready for it.

231 Dark_Falcon  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 5:15:42pm

re: #222 Lidane

Speaking of Torquemada Jr., the idiots at Free Republic are not happy with him speaking out about Trayvon Martin:

Rick Santorum Convicts Trayvon Martin Shooter On Hannity Show

That is like Torquemada: If an inquisitor had screwed up as comprehensively as Zimmerman did and caused the death of someone later shown to be innocent, Toquemada would have had the inquisitor executed.

BBIAB

232 Mich-again  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 5:18:22pm

re: #227 Dark_Falcon

If the Iranians actually had something in the works, there would be total silence about it from them. Because they have pulled so many publicity stunts to scare the world about their imminent nukes, it tells me they got nothing and its all a bluff. That is classic Iranian diplomacy. I think the Mullahs are hoping for an attack from the West to unify the various Iranian tribes of people who don;t really like each other all that much. The longer that attack doesn't happen, the higher the chance the regime crumbles from within.

233 RadicalModerate  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 5:19:20pm

re: #1 freetoken

Seems to be driving his crowds to frenzy:

Gun Range Incident Casts Shadow on Santorum Event

ABC News now has audio of this - you can clearly hear the woman right at the beginning of the recording.

[Link: abcnews.go.com...]

234 blueraven  Fri, Mar 23, 2012 5:26:44pm

re: #218 simoom

Apparently Newt didn't take the President's statement as offering empathy to a grieving family but instead read this into it:

[Link: nationaljournal.com...]

Newt is the disgusting one. He is the one trying to make this a political issue, to use in his desperation for attention. Scum, he is.

235 Nemesis6  Sat, Mar 24, 2012 11:43:01am

Someone should produce this:
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