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Breitbart.com: Yet Another Deluge of Racist Hatred for Michelle Obama

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breitbart.com’s Ben Shapiro digs into his folder named “Angry Michelle” and finds the perfect picture for his latest exercise in race-baiting: Michelle: Community Organize for Barack!

And of course, the people who post comments at breitbart.com respond in the usual Pavlovian way with a sickening deluge of hatred, comparing the First Lady to a gorilla and a “wookie” (the ape-like creature in Star Wars), and ranting like dangerous lunatics.

Although they constantly bash Barack and Michelle Obama for being “community organizers,” breitbart.com has organized quite a community themselves — a community of deranged, angry far right fanatics, who don’t hesitate to openly display racism.

This America hating fat cow has a lot of nerve thinking that anybody with a half ounce of brains would vote for four more years of his crap. We have never had such an arrogant First Lady. She has done more to denigrate the White House and all that it represents to not only the American people but the world than any First Lady ever has, but she is too stupid to realize it. Why don’t you tell us what happened to your law license mooshel?

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The obamas are just plain evil. Michelle o exerts anger with no sense of leadership. Only greed and control. The only FIRST about this lady is - black and militant . I pray every day, no - I pray every hour, that someone or something will be able to stop this. The conservatives are NOT fighting back. They have no guts. STEP UP AND BE HEROES!!! These tactics are successful, evil and destructive. Can’t people see that nowhere on this planet nor in history did this ever work. IT HAS ONLY DESTROYED!!!!!!!

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Please Michelle, take your angry black woman’s face to Reverend Wrights church. You have a captive audience there.

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She could use her face for birth control!

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Imagine waking up next to that everyday?
ay yi yi

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We need to get young conservatives to infiltrate these gangs of community organizers to disrupt them and throw them off course. Furthermore, they can educate these misguided people on how bad obaman and all liberals are for America and the world.

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Her eyes positively glow with hate don’t they. For whom I wonder.

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All michelle has going for her is her great looks and her beautiful arms……… YIKES!
I think I read about her in a Steven King book! She’s the only First Lady in history with a long tail!

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If my dog had a face like this beast, I’d shave it’s back-end and teach it to walk backwards!

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Just the picture of this BEAST is SCARY! God help us drive these EVIL PEOPLE
from our govenrment.

I think the obamas are the MARK OF THE BEAST!

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How in the name of God did we get this BEAST in OUR White House? It’s time to put her behind bars or in a cage where she belongs!

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Patrick Ewing in drag.

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Michele Obama obviously didn’t sign her mailing list correctly. She left off the “Sieg Heil Comrades”

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She’s got the look of Satan in her eyes sometimes out there, and she’s a frightening woman when she gets torqued up, for sure..

OUR White House is now Mean Momma’s Crack House ;)

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Those deep set eyes, those flaring nostrils, the pushed out mouth and lips, the angry mean spiritedness…..geez, what does that remind you of?

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Why do I hear drums and smell the odor of a fire?

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God, this woman is ugly. Mean spirited ugly.

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Organize, agitate and march are all code words for R I O T.

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Michelle,
Are you planning on moving back to Kenya with your husband in 2013?

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Moochelle isn’t his “point person” at all.

Michelle, Ms. never proud of her country, is the evil behind the man!

And faced with the loss of the ability to steal millions from taxpayers by vacationing, spending, partying, she’s becoming ever-more desperate.

Both are thugs; she is the crime boss.

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The face of an angry black woman! So afraid she won’t be able to take expensive vacations on the tax payers money! Send her and her worthless husband back to Corruptville…aka Chicago.

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Trust me patriots, she is talking to her race and her race only!

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Community whoreganizer.

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Damn’is that winch ugly or what, it would be like sleeping next to the bride of frankenstein. Just imagine the nightmares.

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B.O. ate his dog and married his bitch.

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Oh goody Moochelle is going to lead the Occutards and the Union thugs for the final Battle Royale.Looks like the Left is going all in this summer because it is their last chance to destroy America.I’m here to tell yall it aint happening.We will crush the oppressors of freedom and throw these invaders out of the White House!

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rrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!

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No wonder Obama was so into Reggie. Would YOU want to wake up to that nasty mug every day? Yikes.

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So sad. I used to really like Chewbacca….and now, he’s just an angry FLOTUS.

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Angry black woman

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Fellow organizers, Barack Obama will be serving up his favorite “dog meat” recipes at the summer community barbecue rallies.

Pets are welcomed at their own risk.

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Not worrying about seeming racist at all because I don’t have racial guilt, I really feel sad for Blacks in general that this man led their first presidency. He is the flat out the worst President this nation has ever had of any color, any religion any nationality and is wasting Americas energy and all the spilled civil war blood on his racist rants and Blackness this and blackness that politics. He hasn’t spoken a word to me as an American and my color isn’t important. He hasn’t seen “American Community ” organizing yet. He makes the Tea party Look years ahead of their time. I’m glad hes not an real American! It would take an imposter!
God Bless America and Mr President, if I offended you, show us a better trail to a real birth certificate and a more believeable history.
Never again, you may end up being exactly the lesson America needs right now. home grown and FO SHO!

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Where have I seen that face before?

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Large hairy beast standing next to Han Solo.

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Are you out of your pea pickin mind? You obviously don’t know much about this horrible excuse for a woman. If you stand by her, you lady have no honor, no character, you hate America, you hate whites, you squander other peoples money, you lose you law degree, you believe in communism and on and on and on. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN??????

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She hates us. She said so. She said she grew up in a country that she was never proud of. What kind of idiot is she to believe this country is evil and should be hated?

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Angry, sweaty, … she gots it all. Yup. Pass the dog meat, Barry! Hurry up! Da kids go hungrier. Mmmmmmmm. ” Barack’s old dog a gonner! Umm Umm Ummm!” (parody to Barack Hussein Obama! Umm Umm Ummm”) LOL

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Moochelle better watch out. She is starting to look like dinner to obamao now so she better stop barking.

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I despise her, can you imagine that beast in the white house. Its gonna take alot of clorox and holy water to get their stench outta there in January.

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She is disgusting, I think I dislike her more than that mac daddy homo husband she has….they are an embarrassment to this country. They definitely do not represent the American people, that’s for sure.

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I sometimes wonder about what the hitler crowds were thinking when they followed the greatest moron and murderer in history. There was a look of rapture on their faces as if they were in a brainwashed state.

I see FLOTUS Moo-moo talk about Prez Mao-Mao now and I don’t have to wonder any more about what happened. People can be so stupid sometimes.

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Obamao is a commie race-baiter DEVOTED to splitting up the “races” to attack Whites.

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Am I the only one who “hears” the scary undertones from these people? Are they not challenging youths to become the new breed of “Brown shirts”? Fascism is only a stone’s throw from Marxism and either way these people need to be stopped.

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By “these people”, do you mean the Obamas? If so, you are NOT the only one hearing it. This is how Hitler led us in to WWII. Only this time it will be the Islamist who will be exterminating people.

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Tune in for the Latest episode of ” Planet of The Apes Amazon FOLKS Revenge”, Warning, Graphic Images of LIERS and Hyprocrits and Thieves. See the Fools they manipulate Living in tents in the Parks spreading Disease and Malcontent. See the Fire and Feces Fly. Brought to you By Barry-Soros Productions.

It goes on and on and on in this vein — and as usual, the most disgusting comments are often the ones with the most “likes.”

This ugliness is repeated at every single right wing website, whenever they post a story about Michelle Obama. The hatred they feel toward her is off the scale pathological.

And remember, these are the very same people who screamed bloody murder when Hilary Rosen said Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life.”

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187 comments

1 AK-47%  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 10:38:01am

It's all just satire/light-hearted humor/good old boys blowin' off some steam. Really.

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2 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 10:38:59am

Looks like Killgore's been busy again. Where does the man find the time?

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3 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 10:39:34am

re: #2 Targetpractice

Looks like Killgore's been busy again. Where does the man find the time?

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I think he has been training the frogs.

4 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 10:39:44am

Lovely people. But Mommy the liberals just did it to make us look bad. These people are sad.

5 Kronocide  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 10:42:03am

Shame. There is no defense to this.

6 AK-47%  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 10:43:53am

re: #5 Kronocide

Shame. There is no defense to this.

yes there is, just see my post #1. These people will insist they are not racists and that some of their best friends, etc...

7 calochortus  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 10:46:48am

The subtext is the dehumanization of people perceived as "Other". Black people, brown people, liberals, folks with the wrong religion-the list goes on.

8 Kronocide  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 10:48:39am

re: #6 Expand Your Ground

yes there is, just see my post #1. These people will insist they are not racists and that some of their best friends, etc...

Yes... blowing off steam. Steam created by what exactly?

Gah. Why bother reasoning with morons like that. Reason is futile.

9 Lidane  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 10:50:00am

I'm still waiting for one of these nutjobs to explain how the Obamas are Evil Personified™ and how they're destroying America and shaming it around the world.

Is being the First Family while black really that much of a crime?

10 leftynyc  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 10:51:09am

If they think it's liberals doing this, why don't they just ban them? Silly question, I know. They are perfectly aware these are their compatriots.

11 AK-47%  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 10:53:11am

re: #8 Kronocide

Yes... blowing off steam. Steam created by what exactly?

Gah. Why bother reasoning with morons like that. Reason is futile.

Steam created by their outrage at what Obama has done to their country.

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12 calochortus  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 10:54:08am

re: #9 Lidane

Is being the First Family while black really that much of a crime?

Yes. Glad I could clarify that for you.

13 calochortus  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:01:31am

Why am I getting an ad suggesting I "Stand with Sheriff Joe" at the top of the comments? I don't think LGF works well for whatever algorithm is used for placing these ads.

14 Kragar  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:02:48am

re: #13 calochortus

Why am I getting an ad suggesting I "Stand with Sheriff Joe" at the top of the comments? I don't think LGF works well for whatever algorithm is used for placing these ads.

Its off of keyword, not context.

15 Obdicut  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:03:13am

re: #13 calochortus

It's from the "There's a thin line between hate and love" marketing group.

16 calochortus  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:04:18am

re: #14 Kragar

Apparently so-but I don't think this model works well for LGF.

17 Kragar  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:05:47am

re: #16 calochortus

Apparently so-but I don't think this model works well for LGF.

Yeah, but think of the money they're pissing away wasting that message here.

18 Darth Vader Gargoyle  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:06:25am

re: #16 calochortus

Apparently so-but I don't think this model works well for LGF.

It gets Charles paid, which makes the irony even more delicious!

19 calochortus  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:07:08am

re: #17 Kragar

re: #18 Darth Vader Gargoyle

Excellent point.

20 Charles Johnson  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:07:53am

re: #13 calochortus

That's Google Adsense picking the ads. Ad buyers can choose to have their ads show up on sites that use certain keywords, and the Arpaio ad must have been triggered by that. Possibly the words Obama or Breitbart in this case. I could block them, but I kind of like the idea of Sheriff Arpaio paying me to criticize him.

21 dragonfire1981  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:09:06am

You know Michelle could totally own the Wookie thing. Remember, Chewbacca was a huge badass that you did NOT want to mess with.

Also, he was lethal with a crossbow.

22 dragonath  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:09:14am

Hey , Romney's book says welfare children are conditioned to be "indolent and unproductive".

As for Romney, does self-aggrandizement count as work?

23 dragonfire1981  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:09:37am

re: #20 Charles Johnson

That's Google Adsense picking the ads. Ad buyers can choose to have their ads show up on sites that use certain keywords, and the Arpaio ad must have been triggered by that. Possibly the words Obama or Breitbart in this case. I could block them, but I kind of like the idea of Sheriff Arpaio paying me to criticize him.

Which means that you are making a bit of money off wingnuts then?

24 MittDoesNotCompute  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:10:22am

re: #20 Charles Johnson

That's Google Adsense picking the ads. Ad buyers can choose to have their ads show up on sites that use certain keywords, and the Arpaio ad must have been triggered by that. Possibly the words Obama or Breitbart in this case. I could block them, but I kind of like the idea of Sheriff Arpaio paying me to criticize him.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

The more money he wastes here, the less he has for his legal defense against the Feds and for his "Cold Case Posse".

Delicious...

25 Lidane  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:11:55am

re: #23 dragonfire1981

Which means that you are making a bit off money off wingnuts then?

Cue the next round of Twitter derp in 3...2...1...

26 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:12:51am

re: #22 Beware the Green Dragon!

Hey , Romney's book says welfare children are conditioned to be "indolent and unproductive".

As for Romney, does self-aggrandizement count as work?

What does Romney know about being a child on welfare? Yeah silver spoon indeed.

27 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:14:34am

re: #26 HappyWarrior

What does Romney know about being a child on welfare? Yeah silver spoon indeed.

He knows there shouldn't be any - and that the quickest way to achieve that is to eliminate welfare!
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28 MittDoesNotCompute  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:15:07am

re: #21 dragonfire1981

You know Michelle could totally own the Wookie thing. Remember, Chewbacca was a huge badass that you did NOT want to mess with.

Also, he was lethal with a crossbow.

I never got why the RWNJs got stuck on using Chewie/Wookiees in general as a pejorative for Michelle Obama. Logically, like you said, it'd be somewhat of a complement; Chewie was fearless, skilled, and a loyal first mate/friend to Han and friend to Luke, Leia, Lando, and the droids.

Wingnut logic sucks...

29 erik_t  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:15:38am

re: #13 calochortus

Why am I getting an ad suggesting I "Stand with Sheriff Joe" at the top of the comments? I don't think LGF works well for whatever algorithm is used for placing these ads.

Doesn't it feel great to spend their money, though?

30 Bulworth  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:16:01am

Stay classy, Baby Breitbarts. /

31 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:16:30am

re: #27 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

He knows there shouldn't be any - and that the quickest way to achieve that is to eliminate welfare!
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HA, yeah. Anyhow, read an interesting article about Romney today. Apparently he once opposed Forbes' flat tax proposal because he thought it catered too much to "fat cats." His words not mine, so who is the real Romney?

32 abolitionist  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:16:38am

re: #21 dragonfire1981

You know Michelle could totally own the Wookie thing. Remember, Chewbacca was a huge badass that you did NOT want to mess with.

Also, he was lethal with a crossbow.

Don't know if Harrison Ford is constrained by any contractual terms, but I'd bet a Star Wars skit on SNL would hit it out of the park.

33 Lidane  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:16:50am

Expect another deluge of racist hatred over this photo:

34 calochortus  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:18:22am

re: #28 GnarlyGnomeOfGnowledge

Women's value is related to how good they look. Of course if they're too pretty, and disagree with you, then they're whores... It is a narrow range of acceptability.

35 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:18:35am

re: #33 Lidane

Expect another deluge of racist hatred over this photo:

[Embedded content]

Black person mentioned, racial epithets all over the RW blogsphere.

36 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:18:53am

re: #33 Lidane

Expect another deluge of racist hatred over this photo:

[Embedded content]

I was wondering what was with the picture of the President sitting alone on a bus.

37 The Ghost of a Flea  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:19:19am

re: #35 HappyWarrior

Black person mentioned, racial epithets all over the RW blogsphere.

Skynet is hella racist.

38 calochortus  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:20:03am

re: #33 Lidane

FR has covered the outrageous outrage already. It shows how desperate Obama is. Or something

39 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:20:03am

re: #37 The Ghost of a Flea

Skynet is hella racist.

Yahoo comments make my head hurt.

40 erik_t  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:20:18am

re: #33 Lidane

Expect another deluge of racist hatred over this photo:

[Embedded content]

SOCIALIST-SHARIA COMMUNIST-TRANSPORTATION-LOVER 0BUMMER WANTS TO TAKE OUR CARS AWAY

41 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:21:46am

There is something so misogynistic about the whole "angry women are witches" thing that just ticks me off.

Women have the right to be angry. We have the right to not always be soft, gentle, and sweet. Mama Bears certainly aren't, and nobody picks on them.

If most of the women you come in are "angry witches," it's not because there's something wrong with them.

They're just tired of dealing with men like you.

42 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:22:50am

I like Michelle on the photo, although it clearly was not chosen as the best one.

43 Kragar  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:24:37am
44 erik_t  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:25:25am

Good news! Eric Cantor has figured out a tax increase he'd support. It's pretty much what you'd expect.

CANTOR: We also know that over 45 percent of the people in this country don’t pay income taxes at all...

KARL: Just wondering, what do you do about that? Are you saying we need to have a tax increase on the 45 percent who right now pay no federal income tax?

CANTOR: I’m saying that, just in a macro way of looking at it, you’ve got to discuss that issue.

Norquist could not be reached for comment.

45 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:26:36am

re: #43 Kragar

NRA Scrubs Nugent Video From Website, YouTube

So...they figured out that the first amendment does not extend to death threats? That, or their lawyers did.

46 wrenchwench  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:26:45am

There are no credits for that photo at the link. IIRC, it's from before the election in 2008. Michelle is rockin' the #11 look (the vertical lines between the eyebrows). I have the #11 look as a permanent feature. I get it from my Dad. It appeared when I was about 11, actually. For a while after the election, I thought Michelle had them botoxed away, but I've seen them reappear now and then.

To quote Emmmie:

Women have the right to be angry. We have the right to not always be soft, gentle, and sweet. Mama Bears certainly aren't, and nobody picks on them?

47 Lidane  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:27:04am

re: #43 Kragar

NRA Scrubs Nugent Video From Website, YouTube

Too bad for them that the internet is forever.

48 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:28:03am
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DAMASCUSGATE, DEFEAT OBAMA 2012
Now you're just mocking transvestites.

Good job! LOL

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And this situation is pretty standard over there.

49 Darth Vader Gargoyle  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:28:55am

re: #47 Lidane

Too bad for them that the internet is forever.

So far anyway...

50 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:29:19am

re: #44 erik_t

Good news! Eric Cantor has figured out a tax increase he'd support. It's pretty much what you'd expect.

Norquist could not be reached for comment.

It's at the expense of poorer people so Grover's fine with it.

51 Charles Johnson  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:33:01am

Notice how the wingnuts have embraced the "Obama the dog-eater" idiocy. Something about it really appeals to them.

52 dragonath  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:33:38am

These are the same kind of people who give Eleanor Roosevelt a hard time. I don't think you'd have to go very far to find Freepers who say the same thing about her.

Which is sort of morally clarifiying... I think the only other people who gave her a hard time were Nazis. {/godwin}

53 Sheila Broflovski  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:36:00am

re: #52 Beware the Green Dragon!

These are the same kind of people who give Eleanor Roosevelt a hard time. I don't think you'd have to go very far to find Freepers who say the same thing about her.

Which is sort of morally clarifiying... I think the only other people who gave her a hard time were Nazis. {/godwin}

I read somewhere that J. Edgar Hoover had naked photos of Eleanor Roosevelt.

54 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:36:17am

re: #46 wrenchwench

It's from Feb. this year.

[Link: obamafoodorama.blogspot.com...]

55 Targetpractice  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:36:56am

re: #44 erik_t

Good news! Eric Cantor has figured out a tax increase he'd support. It's pretty much what you'd expect.

Norquist could not be reached for comment.

Idea for an Obama campaign ad: Show clips of the various and sundry calls by the GOP to "broaden the base," then explain what it means in four simple words: "Tax the poor more."

56 wrenchwench  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:37:12am

re: #54 Capricious Casserole of Calamity

It's from Feb. this year.

[Link: obamafoodorama.blogspot.com...]

Good. I hate botox.

Thanks.

57 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:38:04am

re: #56 wrenchwench

The original (or an original): Image: 2012-02-11T161746Z_01_WHT202_RTRIDSP_3_MICHELLEOBAMA.jpg

Note the date in the URL too, also Feb. 11.

58 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:38:44am

re: #44 erik_t

Good news! Eric Cantor has figured out a tax increase he'd support. It's pretty much what you'd expect.


Norquist could not be reached for comment.

I heard that particular talking point once from my financial advisor. Falls in the "lies, damned lies, and statistics" category. Sounds great when uttered context free. If you know anything about economics and marginal utility of money, simply what it takes to make a living, then you also know that it's complete BS as a basis for policy.

59 Lidane  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:38:52am

re: #51 Charles Johnson

Notice how the wingnuts have embraced the "Obama the dog-eater" idiocy. Something about it really appeals to them.

Sure. It keeps allowing them to paint Obama as an "other". They love that.

60 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:39:13am

[Link: www.google.com...]
The max he can get is 21 years. That ain't right.

61 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:40:19am

re: #60 HappyWarrior

[Link: www.google.com...]
The max he can get is 21 years. That ain't right.

It's OK. They will keep him after that.

62 Sheila Broflovski  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:40:28am

re: #55 Targetpractice

Idea for an Obama campaign ad: Show clips of the various and sundry calls by the GOP to "broaden the base," then explain what it means in four simple words: "Tax the poor more."

Tax the people who don't pay any tax!

63 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:42:09am

re: #61 Capricious Casserole of Calamity

It's OK. They will keep him after that.

How would they do that? Confused. This guy makes me so angry and his apologists too.

64 leftynyc  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:42:34am

re: #52 Beware the Green Dragon!

These are the same kind of people who give Eleanor Roosevelt a hard time. I don't think you'd have to go very far to find Freepers who say the same thing about her.

Which is sort of morally clarifiying... I think the only other people who gave her a hard time were Nazis. {/godwin}

And Hillary Clinton. And Nancy Pelosi.

65 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:42:56am

re: #63 HappyWarrior

How would they do that? Confused. This guy makes me so angry and his apologists too.

They have special laws for that. They can keep him if they judge him to be at risk of repeating his deeds.

66 The Ghost of a Flea  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:42:59am

re: #51 Charles Johnson

Notice how the wingnuts have embraced the "Obama the dog-eater" idiocy. Something about it really appeals to them.

Food is a very important marker of identity.

67 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:43:19am

re: #65 Capricious Casserole of Calamity

They have special laws for that. They can keep him if they judge him to be at risk of repeating his deeds.

Ah, gotcha. Thanks, that makes sense.

68 ProGunLiberal  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:43:54am

re: #44 erik_t

Good Campaign issue for us. We can just point out that the Republicans want to take food out of poor kids' mouths.

Seriously, taxing the poor will mean less money for the necessities.

69 Interesting Times  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:44:46am
70 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:45:31am

re: #67 HappyWarrior

From Guardian:

Though the longest sentence the court could impose is 21 years, Breivik could be locked up for life if there was "considerable danger" he could strike again. The court always fixes a timeframe that may not exceed 21 years, but when that expires, the offender may be reassessed.

71 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:46:06am

re: #66 The Ghost of a Flea

Food is a very important marker of identity.

Yep. And we're mainly corn here in the US.

72 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:46:12am

re: #70 Capricious Casserole of Calamity

From Guardian:

So, it's like parole.

73 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:47:06am

re: #72 HappyWarrior

Kinda. Maybe not the best system (though it has its pluses), but Breivik ain't going anywhere.

74 Sheila Broflovski  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:47:11am

re: #71 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

Yep. And we're mainly corn here in the US.

In the form of High Fructose Corn Syrup

75 ProGunLiberal  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:47:16am

re: #70 Capricious Casserole of Calamity

Considering the horsey-shit he is saying at the trial, he will likely be forvared into oblivion.

76 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:49:08am

re: #73 Capricious Casserole of Calamity

Kinda. Maybe not the best system (though it has its pluses), but Breivik ain't going anywhere.

Yeah I understand it better now. Ideally, I'd sentence him to life with no chance of seeing the light of day if he's sane this is and I think he is. But I don't make the laws in Norway.

77 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:49:51am

Also, I can't say I would like it to happen (because, well, I don't approve of assassinations of those who can be gotten lawfully), but Breivik has a big chance of not living through those 21 years anyway.

78 wrenchwench  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:50:46am

re: #57 Capricious Casserole of Calamity

The original (or an original): Image: 2012-02-11T161746Z_01_WHT202_RTRIDSP_3_MICHELLEOBAMA.jpg

Note the date in the URL too, also Feb. 11.

Thanks for the tip.

I'm kind of unAmerican in this, but I also like teeth that haven't been 'fixed' to some standard of perfection. I prefer unique, original character. Of course, problems should be fixed, and teeth don't last forever. But an example of what I'm talking about can be seen in David Bowie. He used to have teeth kind of like Art Garfunkle's, and now they're the standard issue 'piano key teeth'.

79 bratwurst  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:50:57am

Speaking of riling up the racist base:

Michele Bachmann accuses President Obama of ‘waving a tar baby in the air’

You couldn't make this up.

80 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:51:08am

re: #74 Learned Mother of Zion

In the form of High Fructose Corn Syrup

That, and also corn-fed chicken and beef.

81 ProGunLiberal  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:51:08am

re: #77 Capricious Casserole of Calamity

Yeah, I would imagine most of the prisoners in Norway are pretty pissed at him. He wouldn't survive an hour in General Population.

82 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:53:03am

re: #79 bratwurst

To repeat myself from the last thread:

I think it's an innocent enough term. I learned it too from Uncle Remus stories (which we read in school). Just because some racists might have used it (though I've never seen a single instance of such abuse) doesn't make the term unacceptable.

To add to it: unless it's used to disparage a person (or persons), I don't think it's racist.

83 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:53:18am

re: #81 ProGunLiberal

Life in solitary then.

84 dragonath  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:53:55am

Uh oh, watch out, Arrogant Bastard!

[Link: www.azcentral.com...]

(The beer)

85 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:54:55am

re: #83 Capricious Casserole of Calamity

Life in solitary then.

That's my best guess. Happens with "celebrity criminals" all the time here.

87 leftynyc  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:57:03am

O/T - Actor who played Barnabas Collins on Dark Shadows has died - he was 87

Read more: [Link: theclicker.today.msnbc.msn.com...]

Used to love that show.

89 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:57:16am

re: #86 Lidane

*sigh*

Sen. McCain Tweets: ‘Sorry Mr. President,’ My Son’s Dog ‘Not On The Menu’

That's lame. But then again we are talking about the man who made the Chelsea is Janet Reno and Hillary Clinton's baby.

90 AK-47%  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:57:17am

re: #27 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

He knows there shouldn't be any - and that the quickest way to achieve that is to eliminate welfare!
///

I actually support his notion that taxpayers should be willing to foot a larger bill for child care to allow welfare parents to get back to work.

But for starters, tht idea will not fly with his own party, as it means "more government", they will just opt for the "cut all welfare and benefits, that'll motivate 'em real good" approach

91 Obdicut  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:57:25am

re: #86 Lidane

Seriously? Seriously?

From McCain?

Didn't Obama describe it as 'tough'?

92 wrenchwench  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:57:44am

re: #86 Lidane

*sigh*

Sen. McCain Tweets: ‘Sorry Mr. President,’ My Son’s Dog ‘Not On The Menu’

Is it now allowed to talk about what McCain might have eaten while an involuntary guest in Vietnam?

93 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:58:17am

re: #91 Obdicut

Well, he never said he disliked it too. Tough meat can be tasty still.

94 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:58:27am

re: #91 Obdicut

Seriously? Seriously?

From McCain?

Didn't Obama describe it as 'tough'?

Yeah he did. He probably doesn't even remember that well. I had jellyfish when I was 12 and I don't remember the taste at all and I'm much younger than the president.

95 bratwurst  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:59:29am

re: #82 Capricious Casserole of Calamity

To repeat myself from the last thread:

To add to it: unless it's used to disparage a person (or persons), I don't think it's racist.

I figured that I was not the first to post this, but was not in the mood to wade through the overnight thread. I tend to agree with your point of view. I guess it would be silly of me to expect the Congresswoman to be more artful in her choice of words, familiar as I am with her body of work.

96 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 11:59:39am

re: #92 wrenchwench

Is it now allowed to talk about what McCain might have eaten while an involuntary guest in Vietnam?

You probably shouldn't. McCain re-launched his political career by referencing his sacrifice in one reply in one debate.

97 Sheila Broflovski  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:00:13pm

re: #93 Capricious Casserole of Calamity

Well, he never said he disliked it too. Tough meat can be tasty still.

Crock-PotTM

98 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:00:35pm

re: #95 bratwurst

I'm more offended by her description of Obama as "infantile". Now that hearkens back to certain stereotypes.

99 blueraven  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:00:41pm
100 Sheila Broflovski  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:02:10pm

re: #86 Lidane

*sigh*

Sen. McCain Tweets: ‘Sorry Mr. President,’ My Son’s Dog ‘Not On The Menu’

I kind of doubt that's really the 2008 GOP candidate Tweeting, probably a stupid junior staff intern.

101 erik_t  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:02:50pm

re: #100 Learned Mother of Zion

I kind of doubt that's really the 2008 GOP candidate Tweeting, probably a stupid junior staff intern.

He foisted Sarah Palin on me. His judgement in all things is profoundly suspect.

102 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:03:05pm

re: #100 Learned Mother of Zion

I kind of doubt that's really the 2008 GOP candidate Tweeting, probably a stupid junior staff intern.

I doubt it too but having worked in DC before, I can bet you he had a final say. Given this is his official twitter feed.

103 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:03:08pm

re: #100 Learned Mother of Zion

I kind of doubt that's really the 2008 GOP candidate Tweeting, probably a stupid junior staff intern.

104 dragonath  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:03:58pm

It's amazing how many of these "scandals" are things that Obama has written about in all candor. Then again the base probably isn't up to literature, especially from that one.

105 Killgore Trout  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:04:43pm

re: #100 Learned Mother of Zion

I kind of doubt that's really the 2008 GOP candidate Tweeting, probably a stupid junior staff intern.

As I recall he has limited motor control with his arms and can't use mobile devices. Not sure about his typing ability.

106 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:04:51pm

You know, I liked McCain in the past but he's really shown himself to be a bitter man. It's sad. He could have been a statesman, instead he chooses to be an immature jerk.

107 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:05:33pm

re: #106 HappyWarrior

You know, I liked McCain in the past but he's really shown himself to be a bitter man. It's sad. He could have been a statesman, instead he chooses to be an immature jerk.

That, plus Palin.

108 Lidane  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:05:53pm

re: #102 HappyWarrior

I doubt it too but having worked in DC before, I can bet you he had a final say. Given this is his official twitter feed.

Exactly. He might not have typed it himself, but that's his official Twitter feed, and you can be damn sure that nothing goes on that feed without approval.

109 wrenchwench  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:06:04pm

re: #96 Mostly sane, most of the time.

You probably shouldn't. McCain re-launched his political career by referencing his sacrifice in one reply in one debate.

That relaunched ship has sailed.

110 Killgore Trout  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:06:04pm

re: #105 Killgore Trout

As I recall he has limited motor control with his arms and can't use mobile devices. Not sure about his typing ability.

[Link: www.nationalreview.com...]
McCain’s severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes.

111 blueraven  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:06:31pm

re: #105 Killgore Trout

As I recall he has limited motor control with his arms and can't use mobile devices. Not sure about his typing ability.

Doesn't matter. It is his twitter account and he is responsible for what is posted. Obviously there is a culture that says this is acceptable.

112 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:06:37pm

re: #110 Killgore Trout

Yes, we all know that.

113 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:06:47pm

re: #107 Capricious Casserole of Calamity

That, plus Palin.

That was the final straw for me. I wasn't going to vote for him in 2008, I genuinely liked Obama but I thought McCain to be a decent guy who understood the big picture.

114 Lidane  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:07:12pm

re: #110 Killgore Trout

Irrelevant. It's his official Twitter feed, which means that he and/or his staff approve all tweets on it.

115 AK-47%  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:07:30pm

re: #104 Beware the Green Dragon!

It's amazing how many of these "scandals" are things that Obama has written about in all candor. Then again the base probably isn't up to literature, especially from that one.

What better place to hide his jaded past than in a book that no True American would ever read?

116 Digital Display  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:07:40pm

I think this pretty much started with the 'whitey tape' on blogs back in 2007/2008. After the election someone sent me a picture of a black man in the south lynched with Obama's face photoshopped on it.
So here we are..America in 2012.

117 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:07:45pm

re: #108 Lidane

Exactly. He might not have typed it himself, but that's his official Twitter feed, and you can be damn sure that nothing goes on that feed without approval.

If not his say, his chief of staff's, the guy's been in DC since the early 80's. He knows better.

118 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:08:35pm

re: #114 Lidane

Irrelevant. It's his official Twitter feed, which means that he and/or his staff approve all tweets on it.

Indeed. The proposition that we should doubt his official twitter feed just because he is tweeting by dictating, not by typing, is pretty ridiculous. The burden of proof is not on us.

119 AK-47%  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:08:38pm

re: #116 HoosierHoops

I think this pretty much started with the 'whitey tape' on blogs back in 2007/2008. After the election someone sent me a picture of a black man in the south lynched with Obama's face photoshopped on it.
So here we are..America in 2012.

Just good ol' boys havin' a bit of fun and blowin' off some steam...then and now.

/

120 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:08:38pm

re: #116 HoosierHoops

I think this pretty much started with the 'whitey tape' on blogs back in 2007/2008. After the election someone sent me a picture of a black man in the south lynched with Obama's face photoshopped on it.
So here we are..America in 2012.

Sometimes, you feel we've came a long way and then there are times where you feel that we've not learned a damned thing.

121 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:08:55pm

re: #116 HoosierHoops

I think this pretty much started with the 'whitey tape' on blogs back in 2007/2008. After the election someone sent me a picture of a black man in the south lynched with Obama's face photoshopped on it.
So here we are..America in 2012.

They were sending it to you to point out how bad things had gotten? Right?

122 dragonath  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:09:13pm

Some of my favorite McCain quotes were from one of the yearly budgets late in the Bush administration. Same newspaper, different articles: "This bill has something for everyone" and in another, "The biggest giveaway to special interests ever".

123 blueraven  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:12:11pm

McCain cant use a computer so anything on his facebook or twitter cant be used against him. He is a hero...OK?!

124 Lidane  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:12:37pm

re: #118 Capricious Casserole of Calamity

Indeed. The proposition that we should doubt his official twitter feed just because he is tweeting by dictating, not by typing, is pretty ridiculous. The burden of proof is not on us.

Exactly. Just because someone else typed it up and sent it out via HootSuite or TweetDeck or whatever doesn't mean that the sentiment isn't there.

The idea that a Senator's official Twitter feed has anything going out without previous approval is absurd. McCain might not have punched the keys himself, but he and/or his staff approved it before it went out. Simple as that.

125 lawhawk  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:17:07pm

re: #100 Learned Mother of Zion

It very well could be one of his staffers, but they are representing him and his Office on that official media channel (Twitter); ultimately the buck stops with Senator McCain. It's as though it went out on official letterhead. McCain might not have typed it out, but it's his position.

It's quite likely the responsible staffer will be an ex-staffer before long. McCain's going to have to refute that one or else take the heat for it.

126 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:18:27pm

[Link: www.forbes.com...]

In certain ways, McCain was a natural Web candidate. Chairman of the Senate Telecommunications Subcommittee and regarded as the U.S. Senate's savviest technologist, McCain is an inveterate devotee of email. His nightly ritual is to read his email together with his wife, Cindy. The injuries he incurred as a Vietnam POW make it painful for McCain to type. Instead, he dictates responses that his wife types on a laptop. "She's a whiz on the keyboard, and I'm so laborious," McCain admits.

That's 2000.

127 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:22:58pm

[Link: appscout.pcmag.com...]

John McCain took some heat during the campaign for not being the most tech-savvy candidate. Those days are apparently behind the senator from Arizona, who has joined the Twitter ranks of Shaq and MC Hammer.

"YEs!! [sic] I am twittering on my blackberry but not without a little help!" McCain wrote Thursday.

McCain has been Twittering since Jan. 23, but his posts have picked up of late, prompting a staffer to confirm yesterday that the tweets have indeed been authored by the the senator.

[Link: politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...]

While other senators appear on Twitter, many of them (or their staffers) simply use the site to send out formal-looking messages and press releases. But McCain spokeswoman Brooke Buchanan told CNN the Arizona Republican is sending out his own authentic tweets.

128 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:24:51pm

re: #127 Capricious Casserole of Calamity

[Link: appscout.pcmag.com...]

[Link: politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...]

I'm not shocked. This tweet matches McCain's humor.

129 dragonath  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:27:28pm

Ya call that humor?

//

130 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:28:04pm

re: #129 Beware the Green Dragon!

Ya call that humor?

//

Oh no but you can bet that he does.

131 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:28:14pm
It was August 2009 and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was in Libya with a group of fellow lawmakers. Late one night they met with the country’s strongman Moammar Gadhafi.
Afterwards, McCain said on Twitter, “Late evening with Col. Qadhafi at his "ranch" in Libya – interesting meeting with an interesting man.”

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

132 makeitstop  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:33:27pm

RIP, Levon.

Levon Helm passed peacefully this afternoon. He was surrounded by family, friends and band mates and will be remembered by all he touched as a brilliant musician and a beautiful soul.

133 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:34:11pm

re: #132 makeitstop

RIP, Levon.

He'll be missed. Thanks for the great tunes.

134 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:34:59pm

[Link: www.nytimes.com...]

Mr. McCain: Brooke and Mark show me Drudge, obviously, everybody watches, for better or for worse, Drudge. Sometimes I look at Politico. Sometimes RealPolitics, sometimes.

(Mrs. McCain and Ms. Buchanan both interject: “Meagan’s blog!”)

Mr. McCain: Excuse me, Meagan’s blog. And we also look at the blogs from Michael and from you that may not be in the newspaper, that are just part of your blog.

Q: But do you go on line for yourself?

Mr. McCain: They go on for me. I am learning to get online myself, and I will have that down fairly soon, getting on myself. I don’t expect to be a great communicator, I don’t expect to set up my own blog, but I am becoming computer literate to the point where I can get the information that I need – including going to my daughter’s blog first, before anything else.

[...]

Mr. McCain: I use the Blackberry, but I don’t e-mail

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

BRZEZINSKI: Does John McCain, does he use the internet? Does he use email?
GEIST: Come on.
BRZEZINSKI: I just want to know.

DAVIS: He actually is, he always is grabbing people's Blackberrys on the bus. In fact, no reporter's Blackberry is safe from his prying eyes. He loves to tool around on the internet, he especially loves the videos that get produced that usually poke fun at him. I think that's his most entertaining part of the internet.

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135 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:36:59pm

*in the best Herman Cain ad girl voice* Any questions?

136 Obdicut  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:37:41pm

re: #135 Capricious Casserole of Calamity


Why didn't you assault an animal or use an animal to assault someone?

137 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:38:26pm

re: #136 Obdicut

Why didn't you assault an animal or use an animal to assault someone?

I ate the animal.

138 The Ghost of a Flea  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:39:34pm

TaNehisi Coates: Racism vs. the Race Card

The conservative movement doesn't understand anti-racism as a value, only as a rhetorical pose. This is how you end up tarring the oldest integrationist group in the country (the NAACP) as racist. The slur has no real moral content to them. It's all a game of who can embarrass who. If you don't think racism is an actual force in the country, then you can only understand it's invocation as a tactic.

This is a very old way of you thinking. It's what you get out of watching Buckley's bumbling response to Baldwin--he neither regards Baldwin with any seriousness, nor the issue with any real concern. It's a game to him. He is effectively a homer for team red. Nothing else matters.

That tradition of viewing racism, not as an actual thing of import, but merely as rhetoric continues today. To abandon that tradition, I suspect, would be cause for an existential crisis.

If nothing else, go watch the debate between Baldwin and Buckley he links/cites in this article. It actually made my opinion of Buckley go down, because he so clearly mistakes rhetorical flourish for solid argumentation.

139 dragonath  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:39:51pm

re: #134 Capricious Casserole of Calamity

Image: original.jpg

This is McCain, driving the Arizona Freeway at 100 miles per hour?

141 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:40:13pm

re: #137 Capricious Casserole of Calamity

I ate the animal.

In Soviet Muppets, Animal eat you!
:)

142 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:41:05pm

re: #141 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

In Soviet Muppets, Animal eat you!
:)

In the US, if it weren't for that chain, Animal would attack you. Especially if you're Rita Moreno.

143 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:41:09pm

re: #140 Killgore Trout

You mean, an average potential Romney voter is even worse than Romney on this issue? //

144 engineer cat  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:48:30pm

"obama's a nice guy, but he's in over his head"

romney is a functioning entity, but he is attempting to operate outside of his configured parameters

145 wrenchwench  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:49:34pm
Mitt Romney Was Among Top Donors To Immigration Adviser Kris Kobach’s 2010 Campaign | A ThinkProgress review of campaign finance records reveals that Mitt Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC was among the largest donors to Kris Kobach’s successful 2010 campaign for Kansas Secretary of State. Romney’s PAC contributed $2,000 to the anti-immigrant hardliner’s campaign. Only Kobach himself and six other donors contributed more. Kobach, who is currently advising Romney on immigration issues, is the author of the highly controversial and harmful Arizona and Alabama immigration laws. Today, Kobach told the Washington Post that he expected Romney to rule out any immigration measure that granted any form of legal status to undocumented immigrants.

Etch-a-Sketch is borked.

146 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:50:16pm

re: #145 wrenchwench

Etch-a-Sketch is borked.

Adios Latino vote.

147 sagehen  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:50:50pm

re: #21 dragonfire1981

You know Michelle could totally own the Wookie thing. Remember, Chewbacca was a huge badass that you did NOT want to mess with.

Also, he was lethal with a crossbow.

LET THE WOOKIE WIN.

148 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:51:46pm

re: #145 wrenchwench

That was just his staff joking!//

149 AK-47%  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:52:27pm

re: #147 sagehen

LET THE WOOKIE WIN.

150 dragonath  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:54:23pm

re: #138 The Ghost of a Flea

For all the talk about William Buckley, I find it interesting that his brother got farther in politics than he ever did.

James Buckley sponsored a personhood amendment in 1974, which might have put him the further right of the two. Anyway, I'm glad people are finally seeing how radical they really were.

151 AK-47%  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:54:40pm

re: #146 HappyWarrior

Adios Latino vote.

I would really like to hear a serious GOP strategist (or am I asking too much) explain how they expect to win without the women's or Latino vote, regardless of soaring gas prices or a tanking economy.

152 Romantic Heretic  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:55:18pm

re: #60 HappyWarrior

[Link: www.google.com...]
The max he can get is 21 years. That ain't right.

I'm betting that he will serve sequential sentences though. Considering how many people he killed that means he'll get out about the time the next Ice Age starts.

153 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:55:36pm

re: #151 Expand Your Ground

I would really like to hear a serious GOP strategist (or am I asking too much) explain how they expect to win without the women's or Latino vote, regardless of soaring gas prices or a tanking economy.

And if he starts pandering to Latinos right now... you know what will happen.

154 Digital Display  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:57:52pm

Really? Really? Today is National High five day.. Next they'll have a national speak like a pirate day..
/

155 AK-47%  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:58:20pm

re: #153 Capricious Casserole of Calamity

And if he starts pandering to Latinos right now... you know what will happen.

"It's the failing economy that really hurts women/Latinos: that's what my wife tells me"

156 makeitstop  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:58:35pm

re: #154 HoosierHoops

Really? Really? Today is National High five day.. Next they'll have a national speak like a pirate day..
/

[high five]

157 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:59:03pm

re: #145 wrenchwench

Etch-a-Sketch is borked.

Isn't that an appliance line in Russia? (Bork)

158 The Ghost of a Flea  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 12:59:06pm

re: #145 wrenchwench

Etch-a-Sketch is borked.

I don't think it can be stressed enough that Kris Kobach and FAIR's legislation has consistently been incredibly expensive to defend in courts, and failed to save counties money in implementation. On top of which they crafted the draconian rules in Alabama (or was it Georgia? Can't recall off the top of my head) which resulted in no migrant workers and crops rotting in the fields.

Yeah...these are the guys I want to consult for federal policy.

159 wrenchwench  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 1:00:21pm

re: #158 The Ghost of a Flea

I don't think it can be stressed enough that Kris Kobach and FAIR's legislation has consistently been incredibly expensive to defend in courts, and failed to save counties money. On top of which they crafted the draconian rules in Alabama (or was it Georgia? Can't recall off the top of my head) which resulted in no migrant workers and crops rotting in the fields.

Yeah...these are the guys I want to consult for federal policy.

Kobach makes a pile of money defending the indefensible. That he wrote.

160 ProGunLiberal  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 1:00:46pm

re: #152 Romantic Heretic

Also, there is the process of Forvaring. Basically, after the initial sentence, the Justice System can decide whether or not he is still a threat to society and can imprison him for another 5 years. This process can be repeated ad infinitum.

161 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 1:01:00pm

re: #157 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

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

162 AK-47%  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 1:01:09pm

re: #157 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

Isn't that an appliance line in Russia? (Bork)

In Soviet Russia, Etch-a-Sketch erase you!

163 sagehen  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 1:01:23pm

re: #82 Capricious Casserole of Calamity

To repeat myself from the last thread:

To add to it: unless it's used to disparage a person (or persons), I don't think it's racist.

Tarbaby is absolutely racist.

The origin is... that slave, offspring of one of his other slaves, who looks exactly like a somewhat darker twin to the master's acknowledged progeny. But it's just a coincidence. He might hope that nobody mentions it, he might even try to deny any responsibility if someone else does mention it, but that tarbaby's going to stick to him.

164 Interesting Times  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 1:01:40pm

Lulz:

165 The Ghost of a Flea  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 1:01:55pm

re: #162 Expand Your Ground

In Soviet Russia, Etch-a-Sketch erase you!

Which branch of the NKVD is Etch-a-Sketch?

166 lawhawk  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 1:02:32pm

re: #165 The Ghost of a Flea

The same one that gave us Tetris of course... /

167 HappyWarrior  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 1:02:38pm

re: #164 Interesting Times

Lulz:

Reminds me of the FoD sketch with Penn, Stiller, Wiig, Danson, and Spacey.

168 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 1:03:04pm

re: #152 Romantic Heretic

There are no consecutive sentences in Norway.

169 Romantic Heretic  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 1:03:23pm

re: #90 Expand Your Ground

I actually support his notion that taxpayers should be willing to foot a larger bill for child care to allow welfare parents to get back to work.

But for starters, tht idea will not fly with his own party, as it means "more government", they will just opt for the "cut all welfare and benefits, that'll motivate 'em real good" approach

A lot of them will be motivated to do what I did when the provincial government did that here; try to kill themselves as the choices I had was the innumerable ways a homeless person can die in a Canadian winter or quick and painless.

Luckily I had enough survival instinct to get some help, but barely.

The rest will be motivated to go into crime.

But the so called conservatives are cool with either. Dead or in jail suits them fine.

170 AK-47%  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 1:03:24pm

re: #165 The Ghost of a Flea

Which branch of the NKVD is Etch-a-Sketch?

The Cheka-Sketch

171 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 1:03:52pm

re: #161 Capricious Casserole of Calamity

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

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

I saw fridges by this Italian company in Germany. Forgot to get a picture to send to my friend who is a great Red Dwarf fan.

172 ProGunLiberal  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 1:03:59pm

re: #168 Capricious Casserole of Calamity

But, again, they have Forvaring to take care of that.

173 AK-47%  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 1:04:50pm

re: #172 ProGunLiberal

But, again, they have Forvaring to take care of that.

And in Germany they have Fahrvergnügen.

174 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 1:05:14pm

re: #172 ProGunLiberal

But, again, they have Forvaring to take care of that.

Yes, as I explained earlier.

175 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 1:05:49pm

re: #169 Romantic Heretic

A lot of them will be motivated to do what I did when the provincial government did that here; try to kill themselves as the choices I had was the innumerable ways a homeless person can die in a Canadian winter or quick and painless.

Luckily I had enough survival instinct to get some help, but barely.

The rest will be motivated to go into crime.

But the so called conservatives are cool with either. Dead or in jail suits them fine.

A lot of folk seem to have lost sight of the fact that a social safety net is there primarily as a way to help keep a society stable and reduce crime. Bread riots are bad for business.

176 Romantic Heretic  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 1:15:12pm

re: #175 Feline Emperor of the Conservative Waste

And they can lead to the people in charge losing their heads, literally.

177 sagehen  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 1:35:42pm

re: #155 Expand Your Ground

"It's the failing economy that really hurts women/Latinos: that's what my wife gardener tells me"

FTFY

178 Lord Baron Viscount Duke Earl Count Planckton  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 2:03:17pm

Don't wanna make the next thread dirty, so posting it here.
Via DKos it turns out Nugent has some pretty bad songs.
Jailbait:

Well I dont care if you're just thirteen
You look too good to be true
I just know that youre probably clean
There's one lil' thing I got do to you

[...]

Honey you you you look so nice
She's young she's tender
Won't you please surrender
She's so fine she's mine
All the time, all mine mine
It's all right baby
It's quite all right I asked your mama
Wait a minute officer
Don't put those handcuffs on me
Put them on her and I'll share her with you

Girl Scout Cookies:

I like to eat my girl scout cookies,
I could eat them all night long,
I like em late at night with a glass of milk,
them butter creams go down smooth as silk,
I like em late at night when I'm in my bed,
don't let them girl scouts
don't let em go to your head
(Chorus)
The coconuts just drive me wild,
I buy my cookies right from a child,
that peanut butter gets stuck to the roof of my mouth,
I love them girl scouts
east, north, west, and south

179 CuriousLurker  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 2:17:26pm

re: #110 Killgore Trout

[Link: www.nationalreview.com...]
McCain’s severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes.

Perhaps he can't type on a regular keyboard, but he can use a cell phone keypad. I'm guessing that's easier for him since it only requires one hand.

HuffPo - July 8, 2008

BRZEZINSKI: Does John McCain, does he use the internet? Does he use email?

GEIST: Come on.

BRZEZINSKI: I just want to know.

DAVIS: He actually is, he always is grabbing people's Blackberrys on the bus. In fact, no reporter's Blackberry is safe from his prying eyes. He loves to tool around on the internet, he especially loves the videos that get produced that usually poke fun at him. I think that's his most entertaining part of the internet.

NY Times - July 13, 2008 (same interview also referenced at Politico)

Q: But do you go on line for yourself?

Mr. McCain: They go on for me. I am learning to get online myself, and I will have that down fairly soon, getting on myself. I don’t expect to be a great communicator, I don’t expect to set up my own blog, but I am becoming computer literate to the point where I can get the information that I need — including going to my daughter’s blog first, before anything else.

Q: Do you use a Blackberry or e-mail?

Mr. McCain: No.

Mark Salter: He uses a BlackBerry, just ours.

Mr. McCain: I use the Blackberry, but I don’t e-mail, I’ve never felt the particular need to e-mail. I read e-mails all the time, but the communications that I have with my friends and staff are oral and done with my cell phone. [...]

180 CuriousLurker  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 2:21:02pm

re: #178 Capricious Casserole of Calamity

Ugh.

181 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 2:32:36pm

re: #13 calochortus

Why am I getting an ad suggesting I "Stand with Sheriff Joe" at the top of the comments? I don't think LGF works well for whatever algorithm is used for placing these ads.

We used to get more Muslim dating site ads.

182 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 2:36:16pm

re: #52 Beware the Green Dragon!

These are the same kind of people who give Eleanor Roosevelt a hard time. I don't think you'd have to go very far to find Freepers who say the same thing about her.

Which is sort of morally clarifiying... I think the only other people who gave her a hard time were Nazis. {/godwin}

Ruth McKinney writes about at least one Congressman taking the floor of the House and trashing Eleanor in terms that she (Ruth) believed would get a man horsewhipped anywhere but DC. When people tried to shut him down, he yelled at them that they were going to hear how his constituents felt about Eleanor.

BTW, Eleanor and Michelle are tied for tallest first lady, although I think Eleanor, by virtue of being from a shorter generation, still wins.

183 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 2:36:38pm

re: #53 Learned Mother of Zion

I read somewhere that J. Edgar Hoover had naked photos of Eleanor Roosevelt.

Presumably for some purpose other than his own enjoyment--I don't think he like girls that much.

184 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 2:38:36pm

re: #81 ProGunLiberal

Yeah, I would imagine most of the prisoners in Norway are pretty pissed at him. He wouldn't survive an hour in General Population.

I assume they'll keep him isolated.

I understand that Norwegian prisons are pretty low-key and enlightened and all, but I really wouldn't vouch for the safety of a guy who shot a whole bunch of children for racist political reasons.

185 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 2:41:23pm

re: #86 Lidane

*sigh*

Sen. McCain Tweets: ‘Sorry Mr. President,’ My Son’s Dog ‘Not On The Menu’

Maybe I'm letting my own ignorant prejudices about Southeast Asian cuisine shine through, but is John McCain telling us that he's never eaten dog?

Maybe not. Probably they wouldn't have wasted meat on the prisoners. But I've talked to plenty of guys whose units bought dog meat from locals.

186 samuraishake  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 3:27:14pm

I know a lot has been said about how "liberals insulted Bush the same way," which I suppose is true on some levels.

But I don't recall any kind of hatred directed at Laura Bush...this is just bizarre.

187 roberta g  Thu, Apr 19, 2012 9:44:16pm

I think that consequences of the crazy are being underestimated, at their peril, by Republicans. My daughter and son-in-law are Republicans, my daughter was brainwashed by boyfriend#1, a RW loon and it continued by boyfriend#2, a Republican from a Republican family. What surprised me is my daughter's full throated admiration and idolization as a role model of Michelle Obama with the agreement of my son-in-law. I send them lefty Emails, will send copy of "Republican comments from Conservative site" about Michelle, they will be disgusted. In the real world there are no comparable Democratic sites bashing Ann Romney's appearance, looks or anything similar.Speaks volumes. And I will be nice here, but based on Romney interactions with citizens and regular folks, he is not right.


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