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Godwins of the Day: Jan, 17, 2013

It’s a Hitlerfest!
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President Obama’s relatively mild gun control proposals have provoked a blizzard of ridiculous Hitler/Nazi analogies from right wingers on Twitter. Read the comments for this page for dozens more.

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1 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 4:42:33am

Godwin #2

2 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 4:47:22am

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3 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 5:01:24am

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4 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 5:25:56am

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5 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 5:32:25am

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6 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 5:53:44am

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7 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:17:31am

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8 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:30:48am

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9 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:33:31am

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10 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:16:58am

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11 Dr. Matt  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:20:22am

I was shocked to see that America still stand after President Obama spent the entire evening grabbing our guns.

12 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:24:50am

Godwin #12

13 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:38:15am

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14 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 8:21:03am

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15 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 8:23:17am

Not a Godwin but WTF!!

16 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 8:25:09am

Godwin #15

17 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 8:33:00am
18 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 8:41:47am

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19 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 8:43:14am

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20 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 8:44:55am

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21 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 8:51:32am

Godwin #21 LOL

22 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 8:58:12am

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23 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 9:01:17am

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Hilarious how #TGDN is clutching their pearls over Bob Schieffer

24 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 9:07:11am

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25 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 9:14:52am

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26 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 9:23:16am

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27 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 9:28:17am

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28 CriticalDragon1177  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 9:49:44am

Vicious Babushka,

You seem to have hit the mother lode!

29 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 9:59:08am

Godwin #28 (Outrage for CBS but not #TGDN)

30 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:05:37am

Godwin #29

Voting Female ‏@VotingFemale
Obamat’s Use Of NAZI Symbology For Assault On the Constitution Not Going Unnoticed [Link: bit.ly…] #NRA #guncontrol #TGDN #p2 #tcot
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(Crybaby @VotingFemale blocked @ViciousBabushka for calling out a fake quote)

31 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:22:28am

Godwin #30

32 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:25:29am

Not a Godwin, but @zippyelf is the most fricken annoying stupid feed on Twitter.

33 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:45:33am

re: #28 CriticalDragon1177

Vicious Babushka,

You seem to have hit the mother lode!

The mother lode would be if I did a specific search of all Twitter feeds for “Hitler” and “Nazi” but that I’m focusing on the #TGDN tag with an occasional glance at the Derp list.

34 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:50:38am

Godwin #31

35 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 10:57:35am

Godwin #32 (pearl clutching over Bob Schieffer)

36 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:06:54am

Godwin #33

37 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 11:20:57am

Godwin #34 (lots of people retweeting Alex Jones crap)

38 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:15:39pm

Godwin #35

Voting Female ‏@VotingFemale
Did Obama Learn About Using Children As Props From Reading Hitler’s Mien Kampf or a Stalin Newsreel? #ControlCongress #NRA #TGDN #p2 #tcot
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39 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 12:20:20pm

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40 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 2:45:33pm

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41 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 2:46:29pm

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42 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 2:47:35pm

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43 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 2:49:11pm

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44 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 2:53:29pm

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45 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 2:54:01pm

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46 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 4:16:28pm

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47 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 5:08:01pm

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48 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 5:11:23pm

Godwin #45

49 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 5:30:49pm

I think I have to promote this page, for posterity.

50 Gus  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 5:33:14pm

Godwin’s law

Godwin’s law (also known as Godwin’s Rule of Nazi Analogies or Godwin’s Law of Nazi Analogies) is an argument made by Mike Godwin in 1990[2] that has become an Internet adage. It states: “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.” In other words, Godwin observed that, given enough time, in any online discussion—regardless of topic or scope—someone inevitably makes a comparison to Hitler or the Nazis.

Although in one of its early forms Godwin’s law referred specifically to Usenet newsgroup discussions, the law is now often applied to any threaded online discussion, such as forums, chat rooms and blog comment threads, and has been invoked for the inappropriate use of Nazi analogies in articles or speeches.

Continues.

51 freetoken  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 5:35:51pm

Dark, self-absorbed minds, lost in a no-mans land of fantasy and fear.

52 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 5:39:24pm

Godwin #46

53 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 5:39:54pm

Stumbling blindly through a nightmare hellscape of their own devising.

54 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 5:41:23pm

Godwin #47

55 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 5:42:45pm

The #TGDN stuff that doesn’t make the Godwin cut is still vomitous and toxic. I should be getting hazard pay for this.

56 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 5:43:16pm

re: #53 Charles Johnson

Stumbling blindly through a nightmare hellscape of their own devising.

Wouldn’t it be funny if hell was individually personalized to the occupants? US wingnuts would have an eternity of feeling the country slipping from their grasp while feverishly typing away on Free Republic (Hell server).

57 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 5:45:19pm

Not a Godwin but holy fucking shit these people are hate-crazed assholes.

58 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 5:47:00pm

re: #55 Vicious Babushka

The #TGDN stuff that doesn’t make the Godwin cut is still vomitous and toxic. I should be getting hazard pay for this.

I hear that you’re the reason none of us are getting our Zionist liberal shill checks this week. I, for one, am glad to volunteer the money for the cause.

59 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 5:48:07pm

It’s a Twitlerfest!

60 bratwurst  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 5:48:16pm

Shame on Obama for not attempting to reach a compromise with these people! /

61 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 5:48:49pm

re: #60 bratwurst

Shame on Obama for not attempting to reach a compromise with these people! /

Just look at all that sincere GOP outreach. //

62 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 5:56:37pm

thanks for the promotion, Charles.

63 freetoken  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 5:57:03pm

The NRA’s diabolical ad

In 2008, just after Barack Obama was elected president, I gave a television interview regarding what the Obamas might expect on becoming the new first family. I was asked specifically how Malia and Sasha’s lives would change. For a start, I said, they won’t play outside anymore without armed guards.

I know something about that. For the eight years that my grandfather, Dwight Eisenhower, was president of the United States, I had Secret Service protection. Known as the “Diaper Detail,” these armed agents protected my sisters, brother and me from potential kidnappings or other targeted attacks. Such threats might be aimed at hurting us, but they would also strike a devastating blow to the president and possibly our national security.

I repeat: We had Secret Service protection because we were seen as potential targets.

That’s why any thinking person has to be disgusted by the National Rifle Association ad released Wednesday, suggesting that the president is an “elitist hypocrite” because his children have the benefit of armed protection at school and the nation’s children as a whole do not. This is absurd. The nation’s children are not individually at risk the way the Obama children are.

And the Obama girls are not exactly lucky to have a protection detail. […]

Obviously her grandfather was like Hitler.

64 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:00:28pm

Pro tip: the reason I added an opening paragraph is because Twitter and Facebook and other social services use the opening words of an article when they create their little summaries. So it really helps the presentation if you include a few words about whatever it is you’re posting about.

It also works, if you’re just linking to something and don’t want to add anything, to make sure the first thing in the post is the quote from the linked article, so the excerpt that appears at Twitter/Facebook makes sense to read.

65 freetoken  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:00:55pm

Another not-True Republican:

New Jersey Gov. Christie: NRA ad on Obama daughters ‘reprehensible’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says it is “reprehensible” for the National Rifle Association to run an ad bringing President Barack Obama’s daughters into the gun-control debate.

[…]

66 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:01:51pm

That tip about starting with a quote is the reason I recently changed the LGF Pages bookmarklet to put the link after the quoted text, instead of before.

67 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:01:56pm

Some Tweets from #TGDN that did not make the Godwin cut:



68 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:03:49pm

Also, all you guys who post Pages - you should really get a Twitter account and link your LGF account to it. Then your Pages will be automatically posted to Twitter, with your name as the author.

69 kirkspencer  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:04:15pm

huh.

The other meme I’m seeing developing in various discussion groups is “second prohibition”. Might be fun to see how that one runs out.

70 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:05:49pm

re: #69 kirkspencer

huh.

The other meme I’m seeing developing in various discussion groups is “second prohibition”. Might be fun to see how that one runs out.

Idiotic. Nothing remotely close to a total ban is going to come out of Congress.

71 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:06:09pm

re: #67 Vicious Babushka

Some Tweets from #TGDN that did not make the Godwin cut:

[Embedded content]

Thank you for wading through the fever swamp and shining the spotlight on these evil bastards. I couldn’t do it, I’d lose my mind.

72 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:08:30pm

Twitter really needs to optimize their embedded tweet code.

73 Shiplord Kirel  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:09:03pm

re: #63 freetoken

The NRA’s diabolical ad

Obviously her grandfather was like Hitler.

There’s a really good slideshow on the history of the NRA at that link. As several have mentioned here, it was a very, very different organization in the past.

74 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:09:10pm

Since we’ve got a lady starting this thread and a Hitler meme, let’s play an appropriate video:

75 TedStriker  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:10:21pm

re: #63 freetoken

The NRA’s diabolical ad

Obviously her grandfather was like Hitler.

Susan Eisenhower: dirty commie sympathizer.

Just like her grandfather.

///

76 freetoken  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:11:08pm

re: #75 TedStriker

I bet she even denies that fluoride is a plot to poison us.

77 jaunte  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:12:11pm

New game: “Is It A Godwin, or Not A Godwin?”
[Link: www.mediaite.com…]

78 Skip Intro  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:12:15pm

re: #68 Charles Johnson

Also, all you guys who post Pages - you should really get a Twitter account and link your LGF account to it. Then your Pages will be automatically posted to Twitter, with your name as the author.

Yeah, I probably should, but I’m shy.

79 TedStriker  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:12:18pm

re: #76 freetoken

I bet she even denies that fluoride is a plot to poison us.

But, of course, Mandrake!

///

80 CuriousLurker  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:13:32pm

Another reminder: For those of you who are keeping an eye out for people dropping stink bombs in the Pages, don’t forget that you can subscribe to individual users’ RSS feeds so you won’t miss anything that gets posted.

81 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:14:14pm
82 TedStriker  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:15:02pm

re: #71 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

Thank you for wading through the fever swamp and shining the spotlight on these evil bastards. I couldn’t do it, I’d lose my mind.

Just reading these few curated tweets pisses me off to no end.

83 TedStriker  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:15:53pm

re: #67 Vicious Babushka

Some Tweets from #TGDN that did not make the Godwin cut:

[Embedded content]

That’s just some vile shit right there.

84 dragonath  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:16:02pm

Just something to keep in mind next time you see a story about a French tax exile

Pussy Riot member denied appeal

Maria Alyokhina had asked to defer her sentence to care for her five-year-old son, but court rules against her

85 Achilles Tang  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:17:06pm

re: #68 Charles Johnson

Also, all you guys who post Pages - you should really get a Twitter account and link your LGF account to it. Then your Pages will be automatically posted to Twitter, with your name as the author.

If I got a twitter account does that mean I would have to receive tweets?

(I think somehow it is the very name that has put me off)

86 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:17:56pm

re: #75 TedStriker

Susan Eisenhower: dirty commie sympathizer.

Just like her grandfather.

///

Wasn’t Great-uncle Milton the more senior member of the communist party? //

87 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:18:25pm

re: #83 TedStriker

That’s just some vile shit right there.

It’s not shit, shit has legitimate uses. Those posts are eye crud.

88 Robert O.  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:18:43pm

I logged on expecting to see a thread on Lance Armstrong on Oprah. I guess there will be one later. Phew…a lot of heavy stuff.

89 Skip Intro  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:19:54pm

re: #75 TedStriker

Susan Eisenhower: dirty commie sympathizer.

Just like her grandfather.

///

Eisenhower? Sounds suspiciously like Eingruppen.

Eingruppen = Single Group, which is an awful a lot like The One, and we all know who that is.

The damn Nazi bitch is an Obamazoid. McCarthy was right about Ike all along.

90 Skip Intro  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:22:00pm

re: #85 Achilles Tang

If I got a twitter account does that mean I would have to receive tweets?

Not only that, but you’d have to tweet too. Sounds gay to me.

91 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:23:35pm

re: #89 Skip Intro

Eisenhower? Sounds suspiciously like Eingruppen.

Eingruppen = Single Group, which is an awful a lot like The One, and we all know who that is.

The damn Nazi bitch is an Obamazoid. McCarthy Welch was right about Ike all along.

Edit for accuracy. McCarthy didn’t much care for Eisenhower, but he wasn’t fool enough to insult the head of his party.

92 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:26:00pm

re: #84 dragonath

Just something to keep in mind next time you see a story about a French tax exile

Pussy Riot member denied appeal

Because while these crybabies are complaining about a Twittergulag, some people still get sent to the actual gulag.

93 Skip Intro  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:26:44pm

re: #91 Dark_Falcon

Edit for accuracy. McCarthy didn’t much care for Eisenhower, but he wasn’t fool enough to insult the head of his party.

I’m glad that’s the only thing in my post you found inaccurate. I was afraid people would think I was just making shit up.

94 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:27:41pm

Godwin #48

95 Shiplord Kirel  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:29:29pm

re: #89 Skip Intro

Eisenhower? Sounds suspiciously like Eingruppen.

Eingruppen = Single Group, which is an awful a lot like The One, and we all know who that is.

The damn Nazi bitch is an Obamazoid. McCarthy was right about Ike all along.

You know who was president when Obama was conceived don’t you? (ca. December 1960)

96 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:29:52pm

re: #93 Skip Intro

I’m glad that’s the only thing in my post you found inaccurate. I was afraid people would think I was just making shit up.

Not trying to rag on you. It’s just my accuracy/clarity mania putting in an appearance.

97 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:31:05pm

re: #92 Vicious Babushka

Because while these crybabies are complaining about a Twittergulag, some people still get sent to the actual gulag.

You always have to put things in perspective, don’t you. Spoilsport.////

98 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:31:22pm

re: #93 Skip Intro

I’m glad that’s the only thing in my post you found inaccurate. I was afraid people would think I was just making shit up.

My favorite bit of Robert Welch is this: “In my opinion the chances are very strong that Milton Eisenhower is actually Dwight Eisenhower’s superior and boss within the Communist Party.”

Behold, the genius of the intellectual forefather of the present day GOP.

99 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:31:30pm

re: #92 Vicious Babushka

Because while these crybabies are complaining about a Twittergulag, some people still get sent to the actual gulag.

At least this time the kids didn’t get sent to the gulag along with their mothers. But that only because Putin is slightly less paranoid than Stalin.

100 Skip Intro  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:31:43pm

re: #96 Dark_Falcon

Not trying to rag on you. It’s just my accuracy/clarity mania putting in an appearance.

I’m just kidding you. My brain hurts from reading all of VB’s posts.

101 Interesting Times  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:32:44pm

re: #96 Dark_Falcon

Not trying to rag on you. It’s just my accuracy/clarity mania putting in an appearance.

Well, I suppose that’s better than a mania for stealth-downdinging LGF articles telling truths you’d rather not hear.

102 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:32:51pm

Gotta go. BBL

103 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:34:00pm

re: #101 Interesting Times

Well, I suppose that’s better than a mania for stealth-downdinging LGF articles telling truths you’d rather not hear.

What’s worse, downdinging without posting on a dead thread, or posting on the dead thread?

BBL for real.

104 Skip Intro  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:35:45pm

re: #95 Shiplord Kirel

You know who was president when Obama was conceived don’t you (ca. December 1960)?

It’s even worse than that. If it weren’t for Eisenhower, Hawaii wouldn’t have become a state, and the damn usurper could have forged a thousand birth certificates and it wouldn’t have mattered. And I don’t want to hear any of that crap about his mother being a US citizen; Orly Taitz has already proven beyond any doubt that that doesn’t apply to people born black.

105 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:37:13pm

re: #104 Skip Intro

I just had a horrible thought —- Sarah Palin as president could nominate Orly Taitz as Attorney General.

106 TedStriker  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:37:41pm

re: #103 Dark_Falcon

What’s worse, downdinging without posting on a dead thread, or posting on the dead thread?

BBL for real.

Chickenshit.

107 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:38:27pm

re: #105 EPR-radar

I just had a horrible thought —- Sarah Palin as president could nominate Orly Taitz as Attorney General.

If it wouldn’t be such an epic disaster, I would totally pay money to see that.

108 Skip Intro  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:40:26pm

re: #105 EPR-radar

I just had a horrible thought —- Sarah Palin as president could nominate Orly Taitz as Attorney General.

That wouldn’t be wise. According to OrlyLaw, she could arrest Palin for treason and replace her with the only honest, patriotic American in the country: herself.

109 HoosierHoops  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:40:58pm

seems like everybody in the GOP they don’t like is now Hitler. Simple minded thought process.
I had a great night tonight. Was in invited to dinner tonight with friends with Uwe von Schaman. The big 8 kicker of the Century and Miami Rookie of the year in 1979. It was awesome. We talked personally about sports injuries.
You know what was fucking irritating? We could only talk for maybe a minute and somebody would come up to the table and ask for an autograph or a picture. We never had a great conversation cause the the interruptions were constant. Now I know how celebrities feel about going out for a dinner or publicly and having no privacy at all. It so easy to laugh at their plight but I
Kind of felt sorry for him, We started talking about LCL and ACL knee injuries but really never was able to broach the topic much with him. If I was famous I’d probably just eat at home most the time with friends. What a pain.

110 Interesting Times  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:41:48pm

re: #103 Dark_Falcon

What’s worse, downdinging without posting on a dead thread, or posting on the dead thread?

Yes, because you’re absolutely compelled to do one or the other and have no other choice to speak of 9_9

111 freetoken  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:42:25pm

Accidental Godwin??

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey On Obamacare ‘Fascism’ Remark: ‘I Regret Using That Word’

Yesterday, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey made a splash when, an NPR interview, he characterized President Obama‘s Affordable Care Act as “fascism.” On Thursday, he walked back his remarks, saying he regretted using that word.

[…]

I was trying to distinguish it between socialism so I took the dictionary definition of fascism, which is when the means of production are still owned privately but the government controls it — that’s a type of fascism. However, I realize that that word has so much baggage associated with it from World War II, with Germany, with Italy and Spain, that’s a very provocative word, so I regret using it. What I do believe in is free enterprise capitalism, and I’d like to see our healthcare system really unleash the power of free enterprise capitalism to create innovation and healthcare progress. I don’t think we have that – I think we’re moving away from that. So I do regret using that word, I won’t be using it in the future.

The controversial remarks in question came in an interview with NPR’s Morning Edition. Speaking about the healthcare law, Mackey said:

Technically speaking, it’s more like fascism. Socialism is where the government owns the means of production. In fascism, the government doesn’t own the means of production, but they do control it — and that’s what’s happening with our health care programs and these reforms.

Clearly the guy doesn’t really understand either socialism or the ACA.

And for being a big believer in “the power of free enterprise”, I’ll just note that Whole Foods is serves a niche in food retail because they are just too expensive for the masses.

112 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:42:35pm

re: #107 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too

If it wouldn’t be such an epic disaster, I would totally pay money to see that.

Orly Taitz as a Supreme Court justice would be even worse. Some thoughts are so horrible they can only be arrived at via a sequence of less awful thoughts.

My bet is that nearly all of the 25% RW dead-enders would actually be in favor of this because “it would alarm and piss off the liberals”.

113 Bubblehead II  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:43:54pm

Night Lizards. May the Deity of your choice smile down upon you.

114 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:44:27pm

re: #111 freetoken

AFAIK, the Whole Foods CEO is a douche-bag, subtype libertarian anarcho-capitalist.

115 freetoken  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:44:42pm

This should be worthy of some wingnut outrage:

Obamas dine out for first lady’s birthday

116 freetoken  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:46:37pm

re: #114 EPR-radar

AFAIK, the Whole Foods CEO is a douche-bag, subtype libertarian anarcho-capitalist.

He sounds like it. He serves the elite foodie types, and while I admire any market that tries to aim above the mass-market sludge pushed by large corporations like Kroger, etc., he is just out of touch with the majority of Americans.

117 Interesting Times  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:47:36pm

re: #112 EPR-radar

My bet is that nearly all of the 25% RW dead-enders would actually be in favor of this because “it would alarm and piss off the liberals”.

Note to self: Create and promote a site informing wingnuts that nothing would alarm and piss off liberals more than if said wingnuts were to smear themselves in feces and run through the streets belting out Justin Bieber and Nickelback tunes.

118 Skip Intro  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:47:52pm

re: #112 EPR-radar

Lesser known birther attorney, the well named Gary Kreep, just got himself elected Superior Court Judge here in California.

119 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:47:57pm

re: #115 freetoken

Since every breath Obama draws is grounds for RW outrage, eating out is a gross provocation. Think of the tender sensibilities of the one remaining GOP moderate (93 years old, and in failing health in a nursing home somewhere).

120 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:48:13pm

Godwin #49

121 jaunte  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:48:30pm

re: #111 freetoken

Mackey is blaming the ACA when his problem is increased healthcare costs now, independent of ACA.

Whole Foods’ costly insurance plan illustrates why Mackey’s opposition to the Affordable Care Act was misguided. Like other major grocery store chains, Whole Foods is facing rampant inflation in health costs.
….snip….
Whatever the reason for Whole Foods’ health care woes, its solution is simple: Cover fewer workers. Another internal Whole Foods document obtained by Mother Jones, “Guidelines for a Part-Time Work Force,” notes that part-time workers are less likely than full-timers to qualify for or sign up for the company’s health plan—a major reason why part-timers cost less. “Whole Foods currently has 17% of their team members as part-time,” the document notes. “The ideal situation is to have 30% part-time. By shifting the workforce by 13% we expect to substantially improve the company expenses by 2011.”

In short, Whole Foods’ solution is to become part of the problem Mackey is complaining about. By increasing the portion of its workforce that goes without insurance, it is burdening the health care system and driving up costs for everyone else.
[Link: www.motherjones.com…]

Isn’t that just like a Libertarian.

122 freetoken  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:49:15pm

Is this “the power of free enterprise” at work?

Economy May Be Fueling ‘Sugar Daddy’ Business, Site Suggests

As college costs continue their stubborn rise, and with work harder to come by during an anemic economic recovery, some students are resorting to a rather unusual measure in order to pay their college bills.

“Sugar Daddies,” wealthy older men who provide financial support to younger women in exchange for sex and companionship, have seen a rise in popularity among college students struggling to find a way to pay tuition.

College student membership on SeekingArrangement.com, a website that matches sugar daddies and sugar babies, has increased by 58 percent from December 2011 to December 2012.

“Currently, we have over 2 million members, 44 percent of which are college students,” Leroy Velasquez, public relations manager at SeekingArrangement.com, told ABC News. ”It’s very difficult to retain a part time or full-time job, especially when you have an academic life. With SeekingArrangement, we offer these types of relationships.”

[…]

123 dragonath  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:50:38pm

I meant to mention this on the other thread, but it’s funny to hear all the noise from so called “civil libertarians” after Bush moved the ATF to the Justice Department, and the Coast Guard from Transportation to Homeland Security.

124 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:50:44pm

Number of guns confiscated by Obama: 0
Number of people arrested and sent to re-education camps by Obama: 0
Number of people who lost their Twitter accounts for speaking against Obama: 0
Number of Tweets (approximate) since 1/16/2013 comparing Obama to Hitler: 119

125 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:51:04pm

re: #121 jaunte

Healthcare costs the big bucks. To address it, we need at least:

1) Big cuts to the military.

2) Real cost control (partial or full socialized medicine)

3) Increased taxes.

Little band aids here and there aren’t going to amount to anything significant enough to make a difference.

126 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:51:56pm

Make that 120:

127 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:52:24pm

re: #118 Skip Intro

Yet another data point for the “this is why we shouldn’t elect judges” argument.

128 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:53:36pm

Godwin #51

129 TedStriker  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:54:07pm

re: #126 Vicious Babushka

Make that 120:

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Isn’t that the twit that apparently had some hand in b_sharp’s Twitter account getting suspended yesterday?

130 freetoken  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:55:48pm

Here’s the image that WND is using in one of its featured articles, “States pulling rug from under Obama gun plans”:

Image: bible_gun-340x161.jpg

Thats just one more example of why my earlier post about religious indoctrination in Texas public schools is part of the same maelstrom of malevolent wingnut hyper-venting.

131 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 6:56:26pm

re: #129 TedStriker

Isn’t that the twit that apparently had some hand in b_sharp’s Twitter account getting suspended yesterday?

That’s the one.

Suddenly Todd Kincannon had to beg people to stop “reporting for spam” people who disagreed with them.

132 Skip Intro  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:00:14pm

re: #122 freetoken

Is this “the power of free enterprise” at work?

Economy May Be Fueling ‘Sugar Daddy’ Business, Site Suggests

This sounds like an advertiser on Limbaugh’s show.

133 TedStriker  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:00:42pm

re: #131 Vicious Babushka

That’s the one.

Suddenly Todd Kincannon had to beg people to stop “reporting for spam” people who disagreed with them.

Fat lot of good that’s gonna do, because these people are crazier than shithouse rats and have proven that they’ll do anything to “win”.

134 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:01:11pm

re: #130 freetoken

Is it time to write out the “Wingnut Holey Babble” yet?

Some of the books might include:

The Book of Armaments
The Book of Makers and Takers
The Gospel of St. Rand
The Acts of Ronald Reagan
The Book of the Extremely literal 6 day Creation (and that means 144.000 hours)
The Book of the Proper Subjugation of Women
The Book of the Rapture (parts one through ten)
Godless Liberals, a seven volume epic
Sodom, Gomorrah and San Francisco

135 Gus  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:01:50pm

Bad. Craziness.

136 SpaceJesus  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:02:32pm

Watch out Poland, America wants its homofascist obamaraum

137 SpaceJesus  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:03:51pm

in all seriousness, what the fuck is wrong with conservatives?

138 SpaceJesus  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:05:24pm

there’s something very very wrong with their brains

139 Gus  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:05:53pm

It’s just amazing you know. To see some of these frumpy, middle aged, white Christian gun hobbyists put themselves in the position of comparing themselves to holocaust victims. It’s actually rather outrageous in addition to being pathetic. I found close to 240 Godwins yesterday. It’s almost non-stop. These are the kind of people that are out there in America. The 10thers, preppers, survilvalists, militia nuts, sovereign citizens, etc. All of these whacked out losers thinking they’re like the people on Schindler’s list. It’s disgusting.

140 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:07:31pm
141 jaunte  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:07:51pm
“…there are other curious aspects to the Nazi-gun-registration argument. In the first place, the argument is of an odd form for the NRA and pro-gun proponents. After all, the NRA stands for the proposition that “it’s not guns that kill people, it’s people who kill people.” The central idea here is that instrumentalities—in this case handguns—are just that: instrumentalities. They are not to be blamed for what people do wrongly with them. If you follow the logic of that argument, then you would expect a member of the NRA to respond in the same manner when confronted with the Nazi-gun-registration argument: “It’s not gun registration that produces gun confiscation and genocide, it’s people who do.”
—Bernard Harcourt

[Link: www.law.uchicago.edu…]

142 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:09:07pm

re: #139 Gus

And the traditional purpose of this merry band of losers has been to serve as useful idiots for the GOP fat cats. Politics these days is getting interesting mainly because the crazies may be in a position to take control of the party away from the usual set of GOP fat cats.

143 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:10:22pm

Godwin #52

144 freetoken  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:13:21pm

More Gun-Bible-Literalists connections, from none other than Chuck Baldwin:

The Law Of The Sword [not yet cached by Google]

My last two columns which stated that my line in the sand has been drawn and I will NOT register or surrender my firearms, even if that makes me a lawbreaker (in the sight of government), have generated multiplied thousands of reader responses. And while the vast majority of these responses expressed complete agreement, there were several responses from professing Christians telling me that I was in violation of Holy Scripture for making such a stand.

[…]

Pray tell, how did Gideon deliver God’s people from their oppressors? By “the sword of the Lord and of Gideon.” How did Samson throw off the tyrants of his people? How did Barak and Jephthah defeat Israel’s enemies? By the sword! And note that each of these deliverers were commissioned and empowered by God to use the sword to destroy those tyrants that had ruled by the power of the sword. This was God’s promised judgment on oppressors for thousands of years before Jesus uttered this eternal truism in the Garden of Gethsemane.

The Second Amendment guarantee that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” is as much a sacred right as it is an American right. The principle of armed self-defense is rooted in both Natural and Revealed Law. That Barack Obama and Dianne Feinstein want to strip the American people of this right should be met with the most vociferous resistance, and that includes FROM CHRISTIANS!

[insert one of Baldwin’s many book sales pitches ]

I say once again: regardless of what laws are passed or not passed, I refuse to register or surrender my firearms–even if doing so makes me an outlaw. But as several readers pointed out to me: in such a scenario, I am not the outlaw; the ones who would try to disarm me are the outlaws. As I would not submit to a law that demanded that I surrender my spiritual sword (the Bible), neither will I submit to a law that demands that I surrender my physical sword (my firearms).

[…]

But wait… I thought we’re supposed to take the Bible at face value, the “plain reading”.

So, how come “sword” means a gunpowder firearm and not, well, as sword?

145 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:14:21pm

Godwin #53

146 Cinnabar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:15:47pm

re: #143 Vicious Babushka

They’re beginning to repeat themselves.

147 dragonath  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:16:05pm

re: #134 EPR-radar

Is it time to write out the “Wingnut Holey Babble” yet?

Some of the books might include:

The Book of the Extremely literal 6 day Creation (and that means 144.000 hours)

I’ve always been amused that Wingnut God uses the Babylonian Numerical System

148 jaunte  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:16:16pm

On Gun Registration, the NRA, Adolf Hitler, and Nazi Gun Laws: Exploding the Gun Culture Wars (A Call to Historians)
by Bernard E. Harcourt

[Link: fordhamlawreview.org…]

149 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:16:53pm

re: #146 Cinnabar

They’re beginning to repeat themselves.

It’s been a freaking echo chamber from day one.

150 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:16:56pm

re: #141 jaunte

Harcourt is making a category error by treating NRA propaganda as if were intended to make a rational point.

The NRA’s argument is:

1) Hitler bad

2) Hitler had gun control

3) Therefore, gun control bad.

Fallacious on its face of course, but well pitched to the reasoning capacity of the intended audience.

Would it blow their tiny minds if they were informed that Germany presently has generous laws for inventor compensation from patents that were enacted by the Nazis and basically unchanged since then?

151 SpaceJesus  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:17:54pm

Hitler built roads. Destroy all roads!

152 Romantic Heretic  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:18:03pm

re: #137 SpaceJesus

in all seriousness, what the fuck is wrong with conservatives?

They aren’t conservatives. They’re revolutionaries. ‘Conservatism’ is just a justification for their dickish behaviour.

153 TedStriker  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:18:18pm

re: #146 Cinnabar

They’re beginning to repeat themselves.

Repeat the lies long enough and it becomes “truth”, right?

154 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:18:30pm

re: #151 SpaceJesus

Yep, nuke the Autobahn from orbit. It’s the only way to get rid of all the Nazi cooties.

155 SpaceJesus  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:18:49pm

Hitler liked armies! Get rid of the military!

156 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:19:31pm

re: #155 SpaceJesus

Hitler waged agressive war! No more aggressive war.

157 jaunte  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:19:56pm

re: #150 EPR-radar

His paper is pretty interesting. The NRA has been banging this particular drum a long time.

158 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:20:53pm

Godwin #54

159 Gus  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:21:03pm

Hitler liked Volkswagens, ergo…

160 jaunte  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:22:14pm

re: #158 Vicious Babushka

REALITY becomes more real with CAPS.

161 Ghost of Tom Joad  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:22:33pm

re: #137 SpaceJesus

in all seriousness, what the fuck is wrong with conservatives?

Simply put, every phobia in their lives, whether it’s natural, from their parents, friends, education, or social interactions, is seemingly coming to a head at this point in the country’s life.

Racism - which I think is an irrational fear and hatred that somebody born unlike you may be a better person than you. Black President is exhibit A.

Gun Phobia - There was always manufactured hysteria about the government confiscating weapons of the people. The NRA, as exhibit A, has made millions creating, marketing, and selling that fear. The mass-murders, including 20 children and 6 teachers in a school has prompted government action (however milquetoast it may be) on weapons. This has given credence, however ridiculous it may be, to the idea that the government will eventually confiscate all weapons.

Homophobia - The fear of gays (I’d say it’s probably 95% about gay males). For one reason or another, bigots and homophobes hate gay people. Exhibit A, gay marriage and the repeal of DADT. Who knows exactly what they’re afraid of, but I’d guess they’re afraid that somebody they hate could possibly be happy. It’s in the same sphere as racism; i.e. how can somebody they think is beneath me socially/racially/sexually/economically be happy, or more successful, or a better person than them.

I’m sorry, I’m ranting, but there’s probably other things that play lesser roles (or major, I know there’s other phobias I forgot). Fear of communism/socialism, usually in the older folks who grew up with McCarthyism/Cuban Missile Crisis/Cold War.

But I’ve found, through my journeys on the internet and dealings with close relatives who are severely conservative that they, when you get down to the heart of almost every issue, are very, very frightened people. They fear change. Change of the outside world, but also of themselves. They cling to these beliefs, because if they didn’t, they’d collapse with grief that they’ve lived for however many years believing in a lie. So they lash out, sometimes violently, in order to protect those beliefs.

GoTJ +7 (liquor count for those unaware)

162 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:25:29pm

Closing Tweetdeck now. Final Godwin count for 1/17/2013: 54 but probably many more I did not catch.

163 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:27:17pm

re: #162 Vicious Babushka

Closing Tweetdeck now. Final Godwin count for 1/17/2013: 54 but probably many more I did not catch.

So, Ms. Babushka, how were the cesspool fumes today?

/ idiot media talking head impersonation off

164 dragonath  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:27:34pm

re: #140 Vicious Babushka

[Embedded content]

Hey look, a “defender” of free speech. Rights of the individual vs. the group, my ass.

165 CuriousLurker  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:34:31pm

re: #139 Gus

It’s just amazing you know. To see some of these frumpy, middle aged, white Christian gun hobbyists put themselves in the position of comparing themselves to holocaust victims. It’s actually rather outrageous in addition to being pathetic. I found close to 240 Godwins yesterday. It’s almost non-stop. These are the kind of people that are out there in America. The 10thers, preppers, survilvalists, militia nuts, sovereign citizens, etc. All of these whacked out losers thinking they’re like the people on Schindler’s list. It’s disgusting.

It’s a parade of grotesquery.

We Americans have all grown up knowing deep down that there is a nasty streak of bigotry & racism writhing just under the skin of our society, but through a combination of wishful thinking and social unacceptability we’ve been able to convince ourselves that the tentacles that occasionally poked through the scabs on the surface were all that remained.

The far right has now ripped off all the scabs, effectively removing the taboo and allowing the nastiness to slither out into the unforgiving daylight in all its depravity. We can no longer pretend that it’s just an occasional problem and have to confront it. It’s a huge problem, a shameful, malignant poison that we MUST find a cure for if we hope to continue successfully evolving as a nation.

166 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:36:36pm

re: #165 CuriousLurker

It’s a parade of grotesquery.

We Americans have all grown up knowing deep down that there is a nasty streak of bigotry & racism writhing just under the skin of our society, but through a combination of wishful thinking and social unacceptability we’ve been able to convince ourselves that the tentacles that occasionally poked through the scabs on the surface were all that remained.

The far right has now ripped off all the scabs, effectively removing the taboo and allowing the nastiness to slither out into the unforgiving daylight in all its depravity. Now we can no longer pretend that it’s just an occasional problem and have to confront it. It’s a huge problem, a shameful, malignant poison that we MUST find a cure for if we hope to continue successfully evolving as a nation.

QFT. No compromise is possible with this.

Either this ideology gets consigned to the dustbin of history, or it triumphs.

167 TedStriker  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:38:38pm

Damn, you have a way with words, C_L.

I think I love you…

;-)

168 CuriousLurker  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:42:18pm

re: #167 TedStriker

Damn, you have a way with words, C_L.

I think I love you…

;-)

Heh, I love you too. ;)

169 CuriousLurker  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:48:18pm

re: #166 EPR-radar

QFT. No compromise is possible with this.

Either this ideology gets consigned to the dustbin of history, or it triumphs.

Exactly. As time passes and the world shrinks thanks to technology, the unique melting pot that is America will continue to become increasingly diverse. If we cannot accommodate ALL of our citizens with justice & respect, then we’ll fall behind. I don’t want the rest of the world looking back at us one day and saying, “Man, what could’ve been if only they’d managed to…”

170 EPR-radar  Thu, Jan 17, 2013 7:52:49pm

re: #169 CuriousLurker

Exactly. As time passes and the world shrinks thanks to technology, the unique melting pot that is America will continue to become increasingly diverse. If we cannot accommodate ALL of our citizens with justice & respect, then we’ll fall behind. I don’t want the rest of the world looking back at us one day and saying, “Man, what could’ve been if only they’d managed to…”

If the wingnuts triumph in the US, we’ll be very lucky indeed if the rest of the world can see this just as a case of what could have been for the US.

After all, these are whackjobs that would probably try to set fleet dispositions in the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf according to which nations they identify today as the ‘Gog’ and ‘Magog’ of their end of the world fantasies.

171 kerFuFFler  Fri, Jan 18, 2013 9:19:02am

re: #139 Gus

” All of these whacked out losers thinking they’re like the people on Schindler’s list. It’s disgusting.”

And at the same time, in many of their comments the excitement is palpable that finally the BIG showdown where they get to liberate the country is at hand. They are really looking forward to a bloody clash. What pathetic losers——as if the founding fathers’ answer to a lost election was to resort to “second amendment remedies”.

172 BroncD  Fri, Jan 18, 2013 10:19:04am

Because we all remember what things were like during the GW Bush years, when foreigners were beating down the door to visit our country. I guess we’ll never recapture those halcyon days, when our reputation was so pristine throughout the world.


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