Jump to bottom


1 chadu  Sat, Oct 12, 2013 5:49:33am

Just been seeing a lot of “libtard” being thrown around recently.

2 No Country For Old Haters  Sat, Oct 12, 2013 6:21:02am

I don’t use “wingnut” as name-calling, but as a descriptor to differentiate right-wing nutjobs from conservatives as a courtesy to the few remaining sane conservatives.

When you’re talking about dangerous, often heavily-armed people who are completely disconnected from reality, it doesn’t get much kinder than “nut.”

Of course the wingnuts would claim that Liberals are actually retarded, so that their childish name-calling makes sense too, but it’s pretty clear that it’s actually the wingnuts that suffer from cognitive deficits.

A big difference, demonstrating a lack of symmetry in the situation is the fact that liberals can point to the constant very public stream of insanity from the right, and the right-wingers only derp out whatever wingnut media told them that liberals are like, rather than anything from non-imaginary liberals.

3 elizajane  Sat, Oct 12, 2013 10:03:55am

Twitter and internet comment threads bring out the most juvenile instincts in everybody. There is actually a long tradition of name-calling in politics, but it is exacerbated by the kind of applause that “clever” insulting names seem to draw in these kinds of forums.
I make it a rule never to upding a comment on any site that includes a childish nasty name, even the really ordinary ones like “the Democrat party” or “Barry Soetoro.” Obama’s name seems to provoke the most egregious inventions of insults but the left does it too — Repukes, Rethuglicans, etc. etc. It’s infantile.

(Of course I love all Lizards, even the ones who use words like “Repukes!” Sometimes even the politest among us are sorely tried….)

4 wrenchwench  Sat, Oct 12, 2013 4:05:27pm

‘What’s up with name calling?’ I think it’s frustration with people one disagrees with, combined with a desire to be clever.

Some name calling is too nasty for public use, some is more clever than hurtful, and most is in between. I like that the too-mean and too-nasty stuff is called out here. I also like that calls for violence are discouraged and sometimes deleted.

One kind of insult that I don’t like is well tolerated even here. The ‘fuck him/you/them with…’ some painful and corroded implement, often sideways or whatever. It’s basically a call for rape, since it would obviously not be a consensual act. But if the word ‘rape’ was used in in that context it would certainly be deleted.

To each one’s own, but it’s fun to watch a community develop its own standards.

Good topic for a Page, thanks for posting it.

5 Skip Intro  Sat, Oct 12, 2013 4:25:13pm

Just a minor update.

Princess Dumbass of the Northwoods has been renamed the Wasilla Warblegarbler.

6 Romantic Heretic  Sat, Oct 12, 2013 5:25:34pm

re: #2 No Country For Old Haters

I don’t use “wingnut” as name-calling, but as a descriptor to differentiate right-wing nutjobs from conservatives as a courtesy to the few remaining sane conservatives.

This. I use the term ‘teahadis’ because it is a quite precise description, in my opinion, of the mindset of those people of the extreme authoritarian end of the U.S. political spectrum. Like the jihadists they are on a holy mission to remake the world according to Scripture, as interpreted by self proclaimed prophets and holy men.

The teahadis regard it as an insult because they regard themselves as nothing like those people.

I never gave anybody hell. I just told them the truth and they thought it was hell.

As far as using terms for individuals such as ‘Princess Dumbass of The North Woods’ or ‘GOHMERT!’, well, those people deserve nothing but mockery.

7 Skip Intro  Sat, Oct 12, 2013 6:57:26pm

re: #6 Romantic Heretic

As far as using terms for individuals such as ‘Princess Dumbass of The North Woods’ or ‘GOHMERT!’, well, those people deserve nothing but mockery.

One thing I noticed about this year’s Kongress of Kooks (AKA the VVS) was that Sarah Palin would have appeared as a voice of reason in that crowd.

That’s how fast the GOP is heading towards the Event Horizon.

8 chadu  Sun, Oct 13, 2013 2:15:39am

re: #4 wrenchwench

Good topic for a Page, thanks for posting it.

De nada, milady.

This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 210418Electrics and hydraulics hum along now unattended and without any thought.No more mentions until we add a pump or a panel or... We lived with the partially screened in filter for a week.It didn't feel quite right and it looked ...
2 days, 1 hour ago
Views: 169 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 5
Tweets: 0 •
#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 210411The pumps are pumping along. Like they always should have.They go on when the sun comes out, they go off in the clouds and at night.We barely pay attention to their functioning and now can focus on the sight and ...
1 week, 1 day ago
Views: 542 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 3
Tweets: 0 •
AFI - Dulcería (Official Music Video) "Dulcería" comes from AFI’s new album, Bodies, out June 11. Available for preorder everywhere now: ​ Directed by Adam Mason, produced by Elizabeth Mason LYRICSI saw sugar there, dancing in the sweet air. When my eyes began to ...
1 week, 2 days ago
Views: 660 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 8 •
The Shaolin Afronauts - Winds Across Gayanamede (Live at Adelaide Festival Centre) Recorded 21 January 2012 at Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, Australia. Winds Across Gayanamede is taken from the second album from The Shaolin Afronauts; Quest Under Capricorn. The album drops 16 July on vinyl, CD and digital download via Freestyle ...
1 week, 2 days ago
Views: 605 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 4 •
#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 210404Did you spend all week thinking about solar power and pumps? We didn't either.A week of flawless electrics and hydraulics.The first few days we went out to check on it like hourly.Now we don't even think about itThe proof of ...
2 weeks ago
Views: 907 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 7
Tweets: 0 •
Springsteen - “Prove It All Night” Live at Cleveland Agora, 1978This is so perfect.
Secret ANTIFA Operative
2 weeks, 3 days ago
Views: 1,051 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 3
Tweets: 3 •
Foster the People - Lamb’s Wool (Official Music Video) Official animated music video for Foster The People's single 'Lamb's Wool' off of their most recent EP 'In The Darkest Of Nights, Let The Birds Sing'. Listen to 'Lamb's Wool' here: Listen to 'Lamb's Wool (with Poolside)' here: ...
2 weeks, 3 days ago
Views: 1,033 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 2 •
Talk Talk - It’s My Life (Live at Montreux 1986) Live at Montreux 1986 is a concert video release by the British synth pop band Talk Talk of a concert at 1986 Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. The show was part of a tour that started in April 1986 ...
2 weeks, 3 days ago
Views: 1,048 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 2 •
KALEO - Skinny [OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO] Music and Lyrics by JJ Julius SonNew song “Skinny" available now: kaleo.lnk.toFrom the upcoming album Surface Sounds out 4/23: What makes you feel good?What makes you angry inside? Why don’t you love me?You want to fuck me or ...
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Views: 1,093 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 3 •
Hania Rani - Live From Studio S2 Listen to 'Live from Studio S2': The full live set video was premiered on the evening before the annual Piano Day worldwide celebrations (March 29th). The motivation to make the recording of the live performances which became the ...
2 weeks, 5 days ago
Views: 1,158 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 •