Live Video: Festival of the Wingnuts, Sarah Palin Edition

“He’s got the rifle, I’ve got the rack”
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[Live event concluded.]

As Caribou Barbie takes the stage, makes jokes about her breasts, and gets a huge round of applause for drinking out of a Big Gulp cup, here’s our Saturday morning thread to make fun of these ridiculous right wingers and their hatefest.

UPDATE at 3/16/13 9:30:12 am

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201 comments
1 Iwouldprefernotto  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:30:01am

Sarah Palin speaking the day before St. Patrick’s day. Coincidence or divine intervention? Please discuss.

2 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:31:23am
3 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:32:06am
4 makeitstop  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:32:38am

re: #2 Charles Johnson

Sarah Palin, classy as always: “He’s got the rifle, I’ve got the rack.” HUGE cheers.

And they slam Michelle Obama up one side and down the other for being ‘undignified.’ SMMFH.

5 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:33:40am

re: #3 Charles Johnson

An example of how religious indoctrination can be dangerous.

6 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:33:54am
7 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:34:41am
8 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:35:33am

re: #4 makeitstop

And they slam Michelle Obama up one side and down the other for being ‘undignified.’ SMMFH.

I don’t mind the line myself. The hypocrisy still bothers me, but not as much as it used to. I used to it by now.

9 Skip Intro  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:37:49am

re: #3 Charles Johnson

Palin: “Natural resources were created by God for man’s use.”

So were slaves. I think I can see what the theme of CPAC is this year.

10 makeitstop  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:38:07am

re: #8 Dark_Falcon

I don’t mind the line myself. The hypocrisy still bothers me, but not as much as it used to. I used to it by now.

It is a pretty good quip (for Palin, at least). But imagine if any liberal female political figure said that. Those same CPAC denizens would be fainting by the busload.

11 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:38:24am
12 thedopefishlives  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:40:14am

re: #3 Charles Johnson

I never quite understood the fundamentalist line of “Man is not important enough to be able to destroy God’s creation, He wouldn’t allow it.” We have NUKES, for God’s sake, we CAN destroy God’s creation if we really wanted to. Believing that God created the world for our use is not an excuse to abuse it.

13 Iwouldprefernotto  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:40:28am

re: #11 Charles Johnson

Is the Big Gulp a swipe at Mayor Bloombergs attempt to limit the size of soda? Although not a conservative, Bloomberg ran as a Republican.

Or is Palin now working for 7/11?

14 Backwoods_Sleuth  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:40:47am

well, nothing says “war on Christmas” better than that Jewish star necklace…

15 Backwoods_Sleuth  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:41:46am

I think she needed more zippers to go with those skinny jeans. Dress code? She don’t need no stinkin’ dress code.

16 thedopefishlives  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:42:09am

re: #12 thedopefishlives

In fact, the Bible talks about how man is supposed to be a steward of God’s creation. How any fundamentalist can look at the Biblical narrative and think it gives them free license to do whatever the hell they want with our natural resources is mind-boggling.

17 wrenchwench  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:44:08am
Sarah Palin: “There are no Hispanic issues, there are no African-American issues, there are only American issues.”

Spoken like a pasty white person.

18 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:44:12am

re: #11 Charles Johnson

FREEDUMB!

19 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:45:49am
20 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:48:34am

I’m reminded of Hee Haw only I don’t want to insult Hee Haw.

21 Lidane  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:48:43am

Dear John McCain,

Fuck you for foisting Princess Dumbass of the Northwoods on the rest of us.

That is all.

No love,
Me

22 thedopefishlives  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:48:54am

re: #19 Gus

Caribou Barbie indeed.

23 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:49:41am

I’ll never forgive John McCain for snatching this hateful woman from obscurity and giving her a prominent podium from which to inject her venom into a national audience. The current nastiness began with her.

Yes, the whole Southern Strategy & GOP alliance with right-wing Christians started decades ago, but things took an especially ugly turn when Palin came along and started attacking POTUS back during the 2008 campaign, and it’s gotten exponentially worse since.

24 thedopefishlives  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:51:12am

re: #23 CuriousLurker

You know, there was a time where I actually liked her. Then she opened her mouth and a bunch of garbage came out.

25 Lidane  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:51:56am

re: #16 thedopefishlives

.How any fundamentalist can look at the Biblical narrative and think it gives them free license to do whatever the hell they want with our natural resources is mind-boggling.

You’re talking about the same people who think David Barton is a historian, that Pat Robertson and James Dobson are spiritual leaders, and that John Calvin was more important to America than Thomas Jefferson.

26 jaunte  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:52:19am
27 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:52:34am

re: #23 CuriousLurker

I’ll never forgive John McCain for snatching this hateful woman from obscurity and giving her a prominent podium from which to inject her venom into a national audience. The current nastiness began with her.

Yes, the whole Southern Strategy & GOP alliance with right-wing Christians started decades ago, but things took an especially ugly turn when Palin came along and started attacking POTUS, and it’s gotten exponentially worse since.

I think Fox News, Limbaugh and the rest predate Palin. She’s the symptom of the disease, not the virus.

Edit:Closer to what I meant.

28 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:52:36am

Nothing says “rebranding” like a speech by mummified Phyllis Schlafly, the hero of the anti-women’s rights movement.

29 jaunte  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:52:50am

It’s all the Establishment’s fault.

30 kirkspencer  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:53:00am

re: #23 CuriousLurker

I’ll never forgive John McCain for snatching this hateful woman from obscurity and giving her a prominent podium from which to inject her venom into a national audience. The current nastiness began with her.

Yes, the whole Southern Strategy & GOP alliance with right-wing Christians started decades ago, but things took an especially ugly turn when Palin came along and started attacking POTUS, and it’s gotten exponentially worse since.

In some ways I agree. In others I’m glad he did. It brought the whole thing to a head, out into the open for everyone to see. I suspect that had it not occurred a lot of ex-Republicans would have voted Republican in the last election, just to name one consequence.

It’s going to be a rough decade. What we are after that will be different from what we were a decade ago, but in the midst of the change it’s hard to say where we’re actually going to end up. The thing is the spotlight on that particular nastiness may actually wind up helping us be better, later.

31 Lidane  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:53:20am

re: #26 jaunte

Please let the religious bigots and wingnuts choose their guy next time. I need a good laugh and the GOP desperately needs a national humiliation.

32 Eventual Carrion  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:54:04am

re: #29 jaunte

It’s all the Establishment’s fault.

and lamestream media

33 JeffFX  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:54:20am

re: #26 jaunte

They should give Rick Santorum the nomination next time.

34 Ming  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:54:25am

re: #2 Charles Johnson

Sarah Palin, classy as always: “He’s got the rifle, I’ve got the rack.” HUGE cheers.

One thing that’s been consistent about Sarah Palin since 2008, she knows her audience, knows how to say what they want to hear. She’s very much aware of how far she can go in America, by keeping “discourse” at the level of elementary school.

35 thedopefishlives  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:54:51am

re: #25 Lidane

You’re talking about the same people who think David Barton is a historian, that Pat Robertson and James Dobson are spiritual leaders, and that John Calvin was more important to America than Thomas Jefferson.

Yes, I know. I live in that subculture, am surrounded by it. I feel like a traitor to my heritage, but living in abject ignorance isn’t an option.

36 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:55:13am

re: #29 jaunte

It’s all the Establishment’s fault.

Yeah, the same Establishment that eventually brought them Reagan.

37 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:55:27am

re: #24 thedopefishlives

You know, there was a time where I actually liked her. Then she opened her mouth and a bunch of garbage came out.

The minute she made the snarky comment about “community organizer” during the RNC was when I began to seriously dislike her.

38 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:56:06am

re: #21 Lidane

Dear John McCain,

Fuck you for foisting Princess Dumbass of the Northwoods on the rest of us.

That is all.

No love,
Me

Better to blame James Dobson, since he’s the one who screamed at McCain’s first choice, Joe Lieberman.

39 Iwouldprefernotto  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:57:00am

re: #38 Dark_Falcon

Better to blame James Dobson, since he’s the one who screamed at McCain’s first choice, Joe Lieberman.

Dobson didn’t have the final say. McCain was the “decider.”

40 jaunte  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:57:03am

Old man will never admit his mistake.

41 Lidane  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:58:32am

re: #38 Dark_Falcon

Better to blame James Dobson, since he’s the one who screamed at McCain’s first choice, Joe Lieberman.

Fuck that. John McCain is a grown man. He could have told Dobson to stuff it and gone with Lieberman anyway.

I absolutely lay blame on the guy at the top of the ticket for choosing Caribou Barbie.

42 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 9:59:47am

re: #41 Lidane

Fuck that. John McCain is a grown man. He could have told Dobson to stuff it and gone with Lieberman anyway.

I absolutely lay blame on the guy at the top of the ticket for choosing Caribou Barbie.

I’ve always thought Palin was the comic relief.

43 Kragar (Antichrist )  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:00:28am

Angry and beaten right wingers offer wacky ideas in search for electoral victory

…Conservative activists often find themselves glued together by emotion, paranoia and a firm belief that America is about to turn into a liberal totalitarian state. Tea Party groups promoted themselves with events linked to the Hunger Games, the dystopian sci-fi novel and film, and a video that fantasised about violent revolution. In a giant exhibition hall in the bowels of the centre, dozens of stalls vied for who could be most apocalyptic about the state of America. One contender was Cliff Kincaid’s group called America’s Survival. Kincaid was also promoting a film about Frank Marshall Davis. But this work postulated Davis was not just Obama’s political father but also his biological one: a development that would shock the many conservatives convinced Obama is a Kenyan. “He is a Marxist, though. It is his background,” Kincaid said.

The idea that Obama – whose administration has seen a wild stock market boom and who boasts Goldman Sachs as a major campaign contributor – is to the left of Lenin would seem insane anywhere outside this place. But inside CPAC there is a vast self-referencing ecosystem of media and thinktanks to back up that world view. Corridors are lined with talk radio shows and booksellers all barking up the same tree that says Obama is a nightmare come true, the very embodiment of a leftwing anti-American autocrat. A cinema even beamed films like Frack Nation, America at Risk and Hillary: The Movie. Internal logic is not always a strong point. In one film screening about abortion, an interviewee onscreen declared: “They are attempting to do abortions on women who are not pregnant.”

44 BongCrodny  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:02:06am

re: #38 Dark_Falcon

Better to blame James Dobson, since he’s the one who screamed at McCain’s first choice, Joe Lieberman.

If Angelina Jolie married Chris Berman, would she be Angelina Jolie-Berman?


Okay, I’ll shut up now.

45 makeitstop  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:02:10am

re: #29 jaunte

It’s all the Establishment’s fault.

But Schafly is ‘the establishment’ at this point. This is on a par with Rush Limbaugh bitching about ‘the media’ or a House member criticizing ‘Washington.’

46 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:02:38am

re: #33 JeffFX

They should give Rick Santorum the nomination next time.

He will be. He came in 2nd this time & that means he get’s the nod next time. That’s how the GOP is. The primaries are only to decide the runner up.

47 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:03:27am

re: #27 b_sharp

I think Fox News, Limbaugh and the rest predate Palin. She’s the symptom of the disease, not the virus.

Edit:Closer to what I meant.

I’d say she’s closer to being a Typhoid Mary, with the exception that she’s not an innocent, asymptomatic carrier.

48 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:03:32am

re: #41 Lidane

Fuck that. John McCain is a grown man. He could have told Dobson to stuff it and gone with Lieberman anyway.

I absolutely lay blame on the guy at the top of the ticket for choosing Caribou Barbie.

He could have, but then he would have ensured his loss when Dobson denounced him as a “RINO”.

49 jaunte  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:04:59am

re: #43 Kragar (Antichrist )

Kay Rivoli, a singer known for her viral YouTube ditty Press 1 for English, even admitted as much. “We need to change on immigration reform,” she said.

But on nearly everything else Rivoli was a font of optimism about conservatism’s political future. “We have to be a little more loud, a little more brazen,” she said, though it was hard to imagine such a thing.
rawstory.com

Something to look forward to: LOUDER AND MORE BRAZEN goofiness.

50 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:06:09am

re: #30 kirkspencer

It’s going to be a rough decade. What we are after that will be different from what we were a decade ago, but in the midst of the change it’s hard to say where we’re actually going to end up. The thing is the spotlight on that particular nastiness may actually wind up helping us be better, later.

Let’s hope so. I keep waiting for the bad craziness to peak, but it seems to just keep getting worse.

51 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:06:11am

re: #48 Dark_Falcon

He could have, but then he would have ensured his loss when Dobson denounced him as a “RINO”.

His choice was to lose with integrity or to lose with Palin. He chose to lose with Palin and has been a bitter angry shell of himself ever since he pissed away what was left of his honor to do that.

52 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:06:33am

re: #47 CuriousLurker

I’d say she’s closer to being a Typhoid Mary, with the exception that she’s not an innocent, asymptomatic carrier.

Typhoid Mary wasn’t innocent herself, at least not later. She knew she was carrying a disease, but she didn’t want to given up cooking, because it was the best paying job she could hold down. Nor was she willing to let doctors operate on her, though given the state of medicine at the time she can’t really be faulted for that.

53 jaunte  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:06:44am
54 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:07:21am
55 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:07:40am

re: #51 William Barnett-Lewis

His choice was to lose with integrity or to lose with Palin. He chose to lose with Palin and has been a bitter angry shell of himself ever since he pissed away what was left of his honor to do that.

If Lehman Brothers hadn’t collapsed he might have won, and that collapse was not foreseen when McCain made his VP pick.

56 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:08:04am

re: #54 Gus

Markos linked my “Fact Checking: ‘Obama DHS Purchases 2,700 Light-Armored Tanks” page. :D

Good on him.

57 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:09:11am

re: #52 Dark_Falcon

Typhoid Mary wasn’t innocent herself, at least not later. She knew she was carrying a disease, but she didn’t want to given up cooking, because it was the best paying job she could hold down. Nor was she willing to let doctors operate on her, though given the state of medicine at the time she can’t really be faulted for that.

Point taken, but the difference is in the intent.

58 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:10:21am

re: #54 Gus

Markos linked my “Fact Checking: ‘Obama DHS Purchases 2,700 Light-Armored Tanks” page. :D

Right here, last link.

Then there’s the math. The number of bullets purchased wasn’t actually 1.6 billion, it was 450 million over five years, or 1,384 rounds per federal law enforcement agent, or 276 rounds per year, or 23 rounds per month. I blew through way more than that at shooting ranges when I was in the Army. And it was bought in bulk to save money. And those tanks? They aren’t actually tanks.

59 jaunte  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:11:32am

23 rounds per month! Why is Obama shorting our riflemen?

60 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:12:25am

Wait a minute. Wasn’t CPAC going gaga over Romney 24 hours ago? Boy. It’s hard to tell which way these people are going. The whole mood is a lot like Mitt. Wait 24 hours and CPAC will contradict itself.

61 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:13:00am

re: #46 William Barnett-Lewis

He will be. He came in 2nd this time & that means he get’s the nod next time. That’s how the GOP is. The primaries are only to decide the runner up.

I’d agree. It’s the GOP’s structure.

Having Santorum as a candidate should certainly be chuckle-worty. I wonder what loon he’ll select as a running mate?

62 Lidane  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:15:18am

re: #48 Dark_Falcon

He could have, but then he would have ensured his loss when Dobson denounced him as a “RINO”.

Remind me again who won in 2008?

Choosing Palin was one of his biggest mistakes. He caved to Dobson and the religious bigots and lost anyway because Palin’s a dumbass.

63 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:15:52am
64 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:16:23am

re: #61 Dr Lizardo

I’d agree. It’s the GOP’s structure.

Having Santorum as a candidate should certainly be chuckle-worty. I wonder what loon he’ll select as a running mate?

My money is on Huckabee to try and keep the evangelicals & protestant theocrats from bolting for a third party.

65 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:21:34am

re: #64 William Barnett-Lewis

My money is on Huckabee to try and keep the evangelicals & protestant theocrats from bolting for a third party.

Santorum/Huckabee 2016? Oh Lordy, that should be rich.

When the GOP and TP’ers lose in the biggest electoral debacle in modern American history, I wonder if, at that point, they’ll finally pull their heads out of the sand (or somewhere else) or will they triple-down on the crazy and finally make the move to being an overtly White Nationalist/Theocratic party? Or will it finally split the GOP from its white fundamentalist base and cause a fatal schism in the party?

66 kirkspencer  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:23:24am

re: #46 William Barnett-Lewis

He will be. He came in 2nd this time & that means he get’s the nod next time. That’s how the GOP is. The primaries are only to decide the runner up.

Disagree. First, it isn’t an “always” rule. If it were we’d have seen Huckabee, not Romney, in 2012.

Second, there are some wild currents that didn’t get settled in the previous cycle. If they’d been settled we would not have seen three violations of the Hastert rule so far.

Third, Santorum wasn’t a strong second finisher. He was nose-diving under his own exposure instead.

No, I still contend that 2016 is going to be the crisis year. That’s the year I think the Nativist and Dominionist divisions will get dominant choice of candidate. Then two cycles of really nasty purity purges within the GOP, but not till the Gideonites get beat with their preference leading the way.

67 kirkspencer  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:27:52am

re: #58 Gus

Right here, last link.

Point of info - the US military used 1.6 Billion small arms (5.56, 7.62, .50 cal) per year in 2005 and 2006. I’m going to submit that if DHS was really planning on having to fight a bigger nation (the US) it’s going to need a lot more than a mere 1.6 billion rounds.

68 EmmaAnne  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:29:59am

We finally watched “Game Change” last weekend. I was actually feeling sort of sorry for Palin, because she was so in over her head, but then she started in with the “palling around with terrorists” stuff and I went back to despising her.

69 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:30:23am

re: #66 kirkspencer

What about 2014? If the GOP loses seats - not enough of them, mind you to become a Congressional minority party - but sees their lead whittled down significantly, what will occur then? A circular firing squad? A purge within the party, or will that necessarily have to wait until 2016?

70 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:30:56am

re: #67 kirkspencer

Point of info - the US military used 1.6 Billion small arms (5.56, 7.62, .50 cal) per year in 2005 and 2006. I’m going to submit that if DHS was really planning on having to fight a bigger nation (the US) it’s going to need a lot more than a mere 1.6 billion rounds.

I know and I’m pretty sure that’s how this whole rumor started. Someone saw that 1.6 billion rounds number from the DOD figures during the height of the Iraq War.

71 Lidane  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:31:38am

re: #61 Dr Lizardo

Having Santorum as a candidate should certainly be chuckle-worty. I wonder what loon he’ll select as a running mate?

Ted Cruz

72 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:32:06am
73 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:32:38am

Also, a whole bunch of other agencies fall under DHS. I paged that not too long ago. Even the Coast Guard falls under DHS. ICE.

74 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:34:37am
75 wrenchwench  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:35:01am
77 wrenchwench  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:36:12am

OT

Telegraph pole?

78 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:37:11am

re: #77 wrenchwench

OT

Telegraph pole?

A tweet from 75 years ago.

79 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:37:51am

re: #77 wrenchwench

OT

Telegraph pole?

British? Morse code?

80 jaunte  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:38:01am

re: #77 wrenchwench

Iron Horse soon come.

81 Stanley Sea  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:38:42am

Yay I missed it! She’s such a classless loon. Thanks for the recap lizards.

82 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:40:43am

Catching the locomotive for mah trip to Saint Louie.

83 Eclectic Cyborg  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:41:58am

This Republican rebranding is so awful it makes New Coke seem like a brilliant idea.

84 wrenchwench  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:42:29am

But Identity Politics is baaaaad.

85 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:44:32am

re: #77 wrenchwench

OT

Telegraph pole?

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86 Eclectic Cyborg  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:44:43am

re: #84 wrenchwench

But Identity Politics is baaaaad.

Exotics pavilion? God that makes it sound like a Zoo or something. Awful metaphor.

87 Eclectic Cyborg  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:45:31am

Speaking of outmoded technologies, while doing some house cleaning awhile back I discovered two full boxes of dot matrix printer paper in the bowels of one of my closets.

88 kirkspencer  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:46:04am

re: #69 Dr Lizardo

What about 2014? If the GOP loses seats - not enough of them, mind you to become a Congressional minority party - but sees their lead whittled down significantly, what will occur then? A circular firing squad? A purge within the party, or will that necessarily have to wait until 2016?

No, it won’t be 2014. Barring something extraordinary, the Republicans will remain in control of the House then - and the hard right will remain strong if not dominant as well. The big driver there is the gerrymandering. Yeah, “both sides do it” but it’s heavily weighted to the Republican side. That’s going to give the Republicans a +10 to +16 advantage over what should be representative balance till at least the next census revision.

The other reason it won’t be 2014 is the spotlight. The presidency is a focused and singular position. It (obviously) exposes regional assumptions to national exposure for both good and bad. Congressional elections, despite being national news, are in reality just local affairs.

89 wrenchwench  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:47:36am

re: #85 Dr Lizardo

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I’m going to have to find a different translator. I got this:

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90 Varek Raith  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:48:23am

Echo echoechoecho

91 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:49:26am

re: #89 wrenchwench

Heh. Two dashes in a row get converted to an em dash. Plays havoc with Morse code.

92 Varek Raith  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:50:46am

What’s with the music??
Heh.

93 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:51:43am

re: #89 wrenchwench

This was the one I used. I cannot speak for its absolute accuracy.

csgnetwork.com

94 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:52:31am

re: #89 wrenchwench

I’m going to have to find a different translator. I got this:

Ha! I did that too.

95 Varek Raith  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:52:31am

They aren’t gonna take your guns away, nutters.

96 Varek Raith  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:52:53am

God, conservative humor.

97 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:52:53am

The 2013 Festival of Wingnuts and Lights

98 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:53:40am

Four days of non-stop comedy material.

99 KiTA  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:54:04am

re: #36 Gus

Yeah, the same Establishment that eventually brought them Reagan.

Lets be honest. Reagan wouldn’t survive a primary in the modern GOP.

100 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:54:12am

re: #88 kirkspencer

No, it won’t be 2014. Barring something extraordinary, the Republicans will remain in control of the House then - and the hard right will remain strong if not dominant as well. The big driver there is the gerrymandering. Yeah, “both sides do it” but it’s heavily weighted to the Republican side. That’s going to give the Republicans a +10 to +16 advantage over what should be representative balance till at least the next census revision.

The other reason it won’t be 2014 is the spotlight. The presidency is a focused and singular position. It (obviously) exposes regional assumptions to national exposure for both good and bad. Congressional elections, despite being national news, are in reality just local affairs.

A good argument. 2016 should be highly interesting, to say the least. So by your calculation, by 2024 the Theocratic/Nativist wing either gets pushed out of the GOP or will they simply give up on politics and call it a day?

101 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:54:15am
102 Eclectic Cyborg  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:55:49am

I wonder if there will be another Ni-CLANG! moment this year.

103 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:56:16am

CPAC2013. Not The Onion.

104 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:56:36am

re: #102 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder if there will be another Ni-CLANG! moment this year.

You mean like that Chris Loesch number?

105 Varek Raith  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:56:40am

Creationists talking about technology.
Lulz.

106 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:57:06am

re: #76 Gus

This page.

“If we assume that DHS will get all of these round it’s also important to consider which of services fall under DHS and that includes:”


It’s not working, though:

Today at 10AM there was a very large meeting at the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) headquarters in Clarksburg, WV. The meeting was held in an auditorium and included everyone – from agents to the secretaries. The meeting was organized by the Director of the Biometric Identification Management Agency (BIMA), Colonel Bolo (ret.).

Bolo summarized the purchase of 24 new armored vehicles (each costing $400k) and the recent appearance of 20 mobile headquarters that are now present at the facility. The mobile units are semi-trailers with attached generators in the front; are of a shiny, mirrored-silver finish; and have no identifiable markings on them at all. There are 20 of them parked (visibly in front) at 1000 Cluster Hollow Rd, Clarksburg, WV as of today. Additionally, there are 24 armored cars (the same ones we have seen with DHS markings) parked in a different lot on this property, but they too may be visible.

The Colonel went into great detail on a list of patriot/constitutional groups. According to witnesses, this is a list that may be identical or very close to the one put out by the SPLC but had over 1000 groups on it. He explained that although groups may take advantage of the 2nd Amendment debate to garner followers now, at the heart of all these organizations is a racist core; one that poses a threat and will need to be dealt with soon. This is when he tied the armored cars and mobile command trailers to ‘the mission’.

The armored cars (those at the facility and nationwide) are to effect high-risk warrants on the ringleaders of the listed various groups with command centers being placed as necessary. The DHS and FBI are planning to move at one time against the listed groups; with SWAT teams being utilized against the more threatening ones. The colonel explained that all these groups have been successfully infiltrated and the leaders identified. He also explained that this is part of the new Internal Security Force that the president has been alluding to. In answering a question from an attendee regarding the mass purchase of ammo, he also stated that the buildup of arms and ammo was specifically for this ‘mission’.

The witness has told me that after the meeting, everyone they seen were against this. People were complaining, shaking their head in disbelief, and asking what the heck going on. According to them, NOBODY (including federal agents present) planned on going along with this and many even talked about how this will ignite a war.

The report I received can be verified through any personal contacts you may have at this center or connected to the agencies mentioned. You may also visibly inspect the lot for these trailers by driving to the location in Clarksburg. The witness was extremely bothered by the meeting and has said ‘it is coming and a hell of a lot sooner than people think’.

I used to think that mass roundups would never happen – but with this new information, I can clearly see that this is exactly what is going to happen (at least to a certain number of militia/patriot groups). And inevitably, any action this crazy will result in a reaction by others. The specter of Civil War in this country is a real and present danger folks – prepare.

Completely fictional, of course, but some people clearly are prepared to believe it.

107 Eclectic Cyborg  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:58:12am

re: #104 Gus

You mean like that Chris Loesch number?

Yep, that’d be it.

108 Eclectic Cyborg  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:58:39am

re: #103 Gus

CPAC2013. Not The Onion.

Of course not. The Onion is funny (most of the time).

109 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:59:20am

re: #108 Eclectic Cyborg

Of course not. The Onion is funny (most of the time).

Except that one time during Oscar night. :|

110 Iwouldprefernotto  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:59:22am

re: #100 Dr Lizardo

A good argument. 2016 should be highly interesting, to say the least. So by your calculation, by 2024 the Theocratic/Nativist wing either gets pushed out of the GOP or will they simply give up on politics and call it a day?

Rebranding is all they need

111 Tigger2  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 10:59:55am

re: #26 jaunte

Phyllis Schlafly I’m sure you all can pick your own loser, you have a lot of them to choose from.

112 Jan Smiddy  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:00:10am

Little late to the party but I nominate Art Linares for the true face of the CPAC circus. The mug, the attitude, the borderline Munich beer hall style. Amazing. Best line “leadership is TAKEN” - Oy.

113 dragonath  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:02:19am

re: #112 Jan Smiddy

Holy cow you aren’t kidding

114 kirkspencer  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:02:32am

re: #100 Dr Lizardo

A good argument. 2016 should be highly interesting, to say the least. So by your calculation, by 2024 the Theocratic/Nativist wing either gets pushed out of the GOP or will they simply give up on politics and call it a day?

Third option: they’ve taken over the GOP and it’s begun shrinking enough to trigger the various state “third party” rules. They are in enough power positions that this is possible.

But yeah, by around 2024 it becomes pretty much obvious to everyone.

And no, they won’t give up politics. This face of our nation has been around since pretty much the beginning. See as one example the history of how “in God we Trust” wound up on coins after a century (or more) of effort.

115 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:04:52am

re: #110 Iwouldprefernotto

Rebranding is all they need

Yeah. Just slap a fresh coat of paint on it. Don’t worry….it’ll buff right out!

//

If the extreme right is finally pushed out of the GOP’s “big tent”, they’ll have two options as I see it: one, form their own party or; two, retire from the political battlefield and adopt an apathetic attitude. For instance, retreat into their own little worlds. I imagine they may stay fairly active at the local or state level, but on the national level they may finally come to realize their message just doesn’t sell.

116 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:05:14am

It’s him.

117 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:06:19am

re: #114 kirkspencer

Third option: they’ve taken over the GOP and it’s begun shrinking enough to trigger the various state “third party” rules. They are in enough power positions that this is possible.

But yeah, by around 2024 it becomes pretty much obvious to everyone.

And no, they won’t give up politics. This face of our nation has been around since pretty much the beginning. See as one example the history of how “in God we Trust” wound up on coins after a century (or more) of effort.

I confess I’m not that familiar with the various state “third party” rules. Could you elaborate or point me in the right direction on that issue?

118 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:06:41am
119 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:08:04am
120 Varek Raith  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:08:19am

re: #118 Charles Johnson

Makes a good paperweight.

121 dragonath  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:08:35am

Pat Boone said he was on the White House’s Enemies List. Enemies of Good Taste.

122 Varek Raith  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:08:50am

Lol.
John Galt isn’t real!

123 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:08:58am

re: #120 Varek Raith

Makes a good paperweight.

Or a doorstop.

124 Varek Raith  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:10:21am

I got a quarter of the way though Atlas Shrugged in HS before I said, “Screw this crap.”

125 Mattand  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:10:28am

re: #102 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder if there will be another Ni-CLANG! moment this year.

Shouting “You’re not welcome” at a black woman during a minority outreach panel would be my nomination.

126 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:13:37am

OT (sort of):

Gosh, I’m so disappointed—seems like I missed a visit from the Jehova’s Witnesses.

Someone was softly knocking at my door several times a little while ago, but I ignored it as I never open the door for anyone I’m not expecting (and I know what the super’s knock sounds like). I heard them slide something under the door so I went to go see what it was.

Jesus (a.s.) doesn’t look very Middle Eastern, does he? Looks more like he might be from South Jersey or even Connecticut. Wait, how come the Jews are all greyed out in the background? And why aren’t there any happy looking Muslims in the foreground?

First the cat, now the proselytizers. I sense there’s a conspiracy afoot to totally screw up my Saturday plans. //

127 Mattand  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:13:46am

re: #8 Dark_Falcon

I don’t mind the line myself. The hypocrisy still bothers me, but not as much as it used to. I used to it by now.

You shouldn’t be. Particularly if you keep voting GOP.

128 Stanley Sea  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:13:57am

Hey, did we miss the CPAC zombie party with the love sticks? Or is that the big Saturday night event?

129 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:15:20am

You can’t get any more fucked in the head than to use Frederick Douglas and slavery to advance a white supremacist goal. That is evil beyond words.

130 Mattand  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:16:01am

re: #126 CuriousLurker

OT (sort of):

Gosh, I’m so disappointed—seems like I missed a visit from the Jehova’s Witnesses.

Someone was softly knocking at my door several times a little while ago, but I ignored it as I never open the door for anyone I’m not expecting (and I know what the super’s knock sounds like). I heard them slide something under the door so I went to go see what it was.

Jesus (a.s.) doesn’t look very Middle Eastern, does he? Looks more like he might be from South Jersey or even Connecticut. Wait, how come the Jews are all greyed out in the background? And why aren’t there any happy looking Muslims in the foreground?

First the cat, now the proselytizers. I sense there’s a conspiracy afoot to totally screw up my Saturday plans. //

So Jesus was a male model for hair product in the 1970’s. Who knew?

With a wave of his hand, he can turn water into Vitalis.

131 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:16:14am

Page is done Charles. He responded at his site and I just made a final update.

littlegreenfootballs.com

132 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:16:30am

Fuck this guy and those who agree with him.

133 Varek Raith  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:16:44am

re: #126 CuriousLurker


The Real Face Of Jesus

134 sagehen  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:18:03am

re: #68 EmmaAnne

We finally watched “Game Change” last weekend. I was actually feeling sort of sorry for Palin, because she was so in over her head, but then she started in with the “palling around with terrorists” stuff and I went back to despising her.

My favorite scene was when Schmidt brought in the foreign policy tutors and they hadto start with 8th grade history: “In World War 2, the Brits and Soviets were our allies, the people we were fighting against were Germany, Italy and Japan….”

135 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:18:22am
136 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:18:40am

re: #126 CuriousLurker

Thanks for the image along with it.

So, I concluded that Jesus (a.s.) comes from Kansas, and everyone is happy except those Jewish folks over his shoulder. They look pretty sad or upset.

And yes, no Muslims.

What’s a “Muslim”? Isn’t that a kind of material? Never done heard of ‘em. //

137 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:20:20am

re: #134 sagehen

My favorite scene was when Schmidt brought in the foreign policy tutors and they hadto start with 8th grade history: “In World War 2, the Brits and Soviets were our allies, the people we were fighting against were Germany, Italy and Japan….”

I’ve never seen “Game Change”, but I may well have to watch it.

Damn…..having to start with Eighth Grade History? Yikes.

138 kirkspencer  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:20:46am

re: #117 Dr Lizardo

I confess I’m not that familiar with the various state “third party” rules. Could you elaborate or point me in the right direction on that issue?

I’ll summarize (well, as much as longwinded me summarizes anything).

There was a bit of a crisis back when Perot got such a huge showing against Bush and Clinton. One part of this was the realization that the money involved in elections basically split between two parties. Two simultaneous efforts began. First, the people who really wanted third parties moved to make sure they could get some of that. Second, the guardians of status quo worked to make sure the two parties kept the whole.

The rough compromise (which varies from state to state) is that the money is split between “major” and “minor” parties. There are two thresholds: one to reach “minor” and another to reach “major”. The basic reality is that as long as there are two majors, the only way to be a minor is if pretty much all “other” votes go to the same third party. ON the flip side, it’s possible for one of the majors to become a minor, at which point money could get seriously spread around.

The threshold test tends to be performance in either the previous governor or presidential election - another reason why those are such a focus.

Bottom line: if the GOP were to pull less than 35% (more or less) of the total vote it could suddenly find itself getting a lot less of the “election support” dollars provided in the various states.

139 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:20:58am

re: #133 Varek Raith

The Real Face Of Jesus

LIES, DAMNED LIBRUL LIES!!11!

140 wrenchwench  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:21:07am

re: #93 Dr Lizardo

This was the one I used. I cannot speak for its absolute accuracy.

[Link: www.csgnetwork.com…]

That one gives me this:

aut ae a liiard run dten tee teleeraie itle tutide n tffic

141 Mattand  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:21:20am

re: #136 Dr Lizardo

Thanks for the image along with it.

So, I concluded that Jesus (a.s.) comes from Kansas, and everyone is happy except those Jewish folks over his shoulder. They look pretty sad or upset.

And yes, no Muslims.

What’s a “Muslim”? Isn’t that a kind of material? Never done heard of ‘em. //

Looking at the image again, it dawned on me that Jesus looks like Don Johnson with a beard.

142 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:21:40am

re: #126 CuriousLurker

OT (sort of):

Gosh, I’m so disappointed—seems like I missed a visit from the Jehova’s Witnesses.

Someone was softly knocking at my door several times a little while ago, but I ignored it as I never open the door for anyone I’m not expecting (and I know what the super’s knock sounds like). I heard them slide something under the door so I went to go see what it was.

Jesus (a.s.) doesn’t look very Middle Eastern, does he? Looks more like he might be from South Jersey or even Connecticut. Wait, how come the Jews are all greyed out in the background? And why aren’t there any happy looking Muslims in the foreground?

First the cat, now the proselytizers. I sense there’s a conspiracy afoot to totally screw up my Saturday plans. //

Heh. I stopped by the rectory last week to pick up a book to prep for my Sunday School lesson and found one of their tracts on the door. The irony was rather high level…

143 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:21:54am

re: #135 Gus

Lizz Winstead @lizzwinstead
Verified account

Writer/Producer/Comedian. Co creator of The Daily Show. I point out crackpottery & stuff smart people write. My Book, Lizz Free Or Die, is out for you to buy.

144 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:23:58am

re: #131 Gus

Page is done Charles. He responded at his site and I just made a final update.

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

I wonder how long before the creepy crawler racists come over here to register and start trolling…

145 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:24:50am

re: #138 kirkspencer

I’ll summarize (well, as much as longwinded me summarizes anything).

There was a bit of a crisis back when Perot got such a huge showing against Bush and Clinton. One part of this was the realization that the money involved in elections basically split between two parties. Two simultaneous efforts began. First, the people who really wanted third parties moved to make sure they could get some of that. Second, the guardians of status quo worked to make sure the two parties kept the whole.

The rough compromise (which varies from state to state) is that the money is split between “major” and “minor” parties. There are two thresholds: one to reach “minor” and another to reach “major”. The basic reality is that as long as there are two majors, the only way to be a minor is if pretty much all “other” votes go to the same third party. ON the flip side, it’s possible for one of the majors to become a minor, at which point money could get seriously spread around.

The threshold test tends to be performance in either the previous governor or presidential election - another reason why those are such a focus.

Bottom line: if the GOP were to pull less than 35% (more or less) of the total vote it could suddenly find itself getting a lot less of the “election support” dollars provided in the various states.

Interesting. If the GOP were to pull less than 35% in a national election, they’d be in it deep. If they keep going down their particular primrose path of crap, I could see that happening by 2024.

Thanks for the explanation.

146 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:25:27am

re: #144 CuriousLurker

I wonder how long before the creepy crawler racists come over here to register and start trolling…

The Kinists. O_o

147 Varek Raith  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:25:30am

re: #131 Gus

Page is done Charles. He responded at his site and I just made a final update.

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

I hate nazis.

148 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:25:48am

re: #144 CuriousLurker

I wonder how long before the creepy crawler racists come over here to register and start trolling…

Probably later today, actually.

149 wrenchwench  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:26:04am

re: #143 Gus

You have another, unnumbered, update between 5 & 6.

150 kirkspencer  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:26:08am

re: #141 Mattand

Looking at the image again, it dawned on me that Jesus looks like Don Johnson with a beard.

A trimmed beard. No, seriously, a trimmed beard? And cut hair on top?

Hello, folks. This is Israel at a time when what we consider “orthodox” to be norm.

sheesh.

151 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:26:17am

re: #141 Mattand

Looking at the image again, it dawned on me that Jesus looks like Don Johnson with a beard.

You’re right. So, Sonny Crockett is the Lord and Savior? Who knew?!

152 Mattand  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:26:47am

re: #129 Gus

You can’t get any more fucked in the head than to use Frederick Douglas and slavery to advance a white supremacist goal. That is evil beyond words.

Christ, the guy has a whole page dedicated to the “evils” of mixed racial marriages. This freak is starting to make Leonard DiCaprio’s character in Django Unchained look like MLK, Jr.

153 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:27:27am
154 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:27:28am

re: #149 wrenchwench

You have another, unnumbered, update between 5 & 6.

I’ll leave that under “additional links.”

155 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:27:35am

re: #140 wrenchwench

That one gives me this:

Hmmm.

156 wrenchwench  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:27:37am

re: #150 kirkspencer

A trimmed beard. No, seriously, a trimmed beard? And cut hair on top?

Hello, folks. This is Israel at a time when what we consider “orthodox” to be norm.

sheesh.

Also: pre blow dryers.

157 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:27:51am

re: #141 Mattand

Looking at the image again, it dawned on me that Jesus looks like Don Johnson with a beard.

Ha! That’s why he looked so familiar.

158 Mattand  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:29:07am

re: #151 Dr Lizardo

You’re right. So, Sonny Crockett is the Lord and Savior? Who knew?!

So our Lord and Savior lived on a boat in Miami and had a pet alligator. Just as the Bible says.

Also, I guess that makes Tubbs out to be St. Peter.

Coming this fall on NBC: Nazareth Vice!

159 wrenchwench  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:29:10am

re: #154 Gus

I’ll leave that under “additional links.”

Oh, I get it. It’s an update within an update.

160 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:29:31am

re: #152 Mattand

Christ, the guy has a whole page dedicated to the “evils” of mixed racial marriages. This freak is starting to make Leonard DiCaprio’s character in Django Unchained look like MLK, Jr.

LOL.

My favorite scene in “Django Unchained”? The one between DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson in the library. Briliantly written, and added an interesting dimension to the relationship between the two men.

161 dragonath  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:29:40am

So, I’ve been trying to gauge the conservative response to the whole “white supremacy” thing yesterday. The usual responses are:

1) He doesn’t represent “real” conservatives.

2) It was the work of a democratic plant and/or Democratic sources are skewing the story, he doesn’t represent the “majority”

3) NAACP! La Raza!

BTW Gus, your post was retweeted by TPM’s Eric Kleefield.

162 Political Atheist  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:31:15am

re: #131 Gus

Page is done Charles. He responded at his site and I just made a final update.

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

Damn. That’s some nuclear fusion level hate ya found there. I think I need a steam cleaning in mah brain now.

163 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:31:42am

re: #146 Gus

The Kinists. O_o

164 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:31:59am

re: #161 dragonath

So, I’ve been trying to gauge the conservative response to the whole “white supremacy” thing yesterday. The usual responses are:

1) He doesn’t represent “real” conservatives.

2) It was the work of a democratic plant and/or Democratic sources are skewing the story, he doesn’t represent the “majority”

3) NAACP! La Raza!

BTW Gus, your post was retweeted by TPM’s Eric Kleefield.

Cool. And Tweeted by Lizz Winstead, Comedy Central writer.

I feel so irrelevant and I have pony tail again. //

165 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:32:07am

re: #156 wrenchwench

Also: pre blow dryers.

Or hair gel/spray. Look at the crucifixion illustration—his hair is barely mussed up.

166 Targetpractice  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:32:44am

So I was out for the morning. Has sanity been savagely beaten to pulp yet by the “conservatives”?

167 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:34:37am

Steven Crowder just said “Ashley Judd just tweeted that buying Apple products is like rape… from her iPhone.”

No, she didn’t.

@AshleyJudd

I guess that was more right wing humor.

168 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:34:46am

re: #161 dragonath

So, I’ve been trying to gauge the conservative response to the whole “white supremacy” thing yesterday. The usual responses are:

1) He doesn’t represent “real” conservatives.

2) It was the work of a democratic plant and/or Democratic sources are skewing the story, he doesn’t represent the “majority”

3) NAACP! La Raza!

BTW Gus, your post was retweeted by TPM’s Eric Kleefield.

Shorter:

1) No true Scotsman.

2) False flag op.

3) MBF!

169 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:35:24am

re: #167 Charles Johnson

Steven Crowder just said “Ashley Judd just tweeted that buying Apple products is like rape… from her iPhone.”

No, she didn’t.

@AshleyJudd

I guess that was more right wing humor.

170 dragonath  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:35:52am

Yeah. Some of the people on these political debate boards make Killgore look like Aristotle. I haven’t seen any conservatives standing up against the litany of “why don’t whites have an NAACP, man” comments that I have seen. It’s not as if there’s any lack of opportunity.

171 makeitstop  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:36:05am

re: #106 Dark_Falcon


It’s not working, though:

Completely fictional, of course, but some people clearly are prepared to believe it.

Colonel Bolo. Heh.

172 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:36:42am

re: #167 Charles Johnson

Steven Crowder just said “Ashley Judd just tweeted that buying Apple products is like rape… from her iPhone.”

No, she didn’t.

@AshleyJudd

I guess that was more right wing humor.

The lesson of the Fall of Todd Akin has yet to be learned, it seems.

173 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:38:43am

re: #169 Gus

I just rewound my recording and looked again, and yep, someone came out and told Crowder to drop the rape jokes.

Comedy!

174 simoom  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:38:50am

This story on the release of the final Lyndon Johnson tapes is kind of amazing:

bbc.co.uk

They also shed light on a scandal that, if it had been known at the time, would have sunk the candidacy of Republican presidential nominee, Richard Nixon.

By the time of the election in November 1968, LBJ had evidence Nixon had sabotaged the Vietnam war peace talks - or, as he put it, that Nixon was guilty of treason and had “blood on his hands”.

[I]n the summer of 1968. Nixon feared a breakthrough at the Paris Peace talks designed to find a negotiated settlement to the Vietnam war, and he knew this would derail his campaign.

He therefore set up a clandestine back-channel involving Anna Chennault, a senior campaign adviser.

At a July meeting in Nixon’s New York apartment, the South Vietnamese ambassador was told Chennault represented Nixon and spoke for the campaign. If any message needed to be passed to the South Vietnamese president, Nguyen Van Thieu, it would come via Chennault.

In late October 1968 there were major concessions from Hanoi which promised to allow meaningful talks to get underway in Paris - concessions that would justify Johnson calling for a complete bombing halt of North Vietnam. This was exactly what Nixon feared.

Chennault was despatched to the South Vietnamese embassy with a clear message: the South Vietnamese government should withdraw from the talks, refuse to deal with Johnson, and if Nixon was elected, they would get a much better deal.

So on the eve of his planned announcement of a halt to the bombing, Johnson learned the South Vietnamese were pulling out.

He was also told why. The FBI had bugged the ambassador’s phone and a transcripts of Anna Chennault’s calls were sent to the White House. In one conversation she tells the ambassador to “just hang on through election”.

When he became convinced it was being orchestrated by the Republican candidate, the president called Senator Everett Dirksen, the Republican leader in the Senate to get a message to Nixon.

The president knew what was going on, Nixon should back off and the subterfuge amounted to treason.


Publicly Nixon was suggesting he had no idea why the South Vietnamese withdrew from the talks. He even offered to travel to Saigon to get them back to the negotiating table.

Johnson felt it was the ultimate expression of political hypocrisy but in calls recorded with Clifford they express the fear that going public would require revealing the FBI were bugging the ambassador’s phone and the National Security Agency (NSA) was intercepting his communications with Saigon.

So they decided to say nothing.

175 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:39:51am

re: #173 Charles Johnson

I just rewound my recording and looked again, and yep, someone came out and told Crowder to drop the rape jokes.

Comedy!

CPAC has outdone themselves this year.

176 aagcobb  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:40:25am

This is interesting. White supremacist Matt Heimbach reads LGF.

177 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:41:43am

re: #176 aagcobb

This is interesting. White supremacist Matt Heimbach reads LGF.

“We’re on LGF (Little Green Footballs)!” he said. He showed Terry and a small group of Marylanders standing around the table. LGF, a blog run by a reformed “anti-jihadist” who now shames white supremacists whenever they make news.

Boink!

178 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:42:08am

Terry was amused and exasperated. “All the minorities agreed with us! All of ‘em!” he said. A raw but polite argument had been turned into a shouting match not by them, but after a black female reporter from Voice of Russia started trolling the panelists.

179 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:42:19am

re: #177 Gus

“We’re on LGF (Little Green Footballs)!” he said. He showed Terry and a small group of Marylanders standing around the table. LGF, a blog run by a reformed “anti-jihadist” who now shames white supremacists whenever they make news.

Boink!

Irrelevant!

180 kirkspencer  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:42:32am

re: #171 makeitstop

Colonel Bolo. Heh.

Yeah. BIMO is headed by Mr. Salo (Col, ret.). And for an amusing addition, BIMO is part of DOD.

181 Gus  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:43:00am

Exasperated? I listened to his interview about apologetics. He was out of breath most of the time and almost quivering.

182 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:43:49am

re: #177 Gus

“We’re on LGF (Little Green Footballs)!” he said. He showed Terry and a small group of Marylanders standing around the table. LGF, a blog run by a reformed “anti-jihadist” who now shames white supremacists whenever they make news.

Boink!

LGF is irrelevant, dammit!!11!

183 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:44:00am
184 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:44:45am

re: #183 Charles Johnson

Oh, FFS. *headdesk*

185 Dr Lizardo  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:46:21am

re: #183 Charles Johnson

So Grover is all part of The Plan?

I’ll have to take a closer look at who’s signing my paychecks.

186 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:46:35am

re: #174 simoom

Holy hell. US in Vietnam. Fractally terrible.

187 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:49:16am

re: #174 simoom

I’d take that article with a grain of salt. The BBC never liked Nixon and and to say he was unjustified in telling the South to hold out is an accusation the article does not back up. Nixon may well have had good reason to believe that the concessions being offered by Hanoi were phony. Its impossible to say without knowing what the concessions were.

188 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:50:06am

re: #185 Dr Lizardo

So Grover is all part of The Plan?

I’ll have to take a closer look at who’s signing my paychecks.

He has been for quite some time—Frank Gaffney says so, and you know he never fibs. Sheesh, you must not be on The Plan’s most current mailing list. You need to get with the program or we’re gonna cut your pay. //

189 wrenchwench  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:52:46am

re: #176 aagcobb

This is interesting. White supremacist Matt Heimbach reads LGF.

Weigel makes a goof in there. He changes ‘Heimbach’ to Reichbach’ in the middle of the piece. Which is most unfortunate, as Matthew Reichbach is a New Mexican who is definitely not a white supremacist.

190 kirkspencer  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:53:43am

re: #187 Dark_Falcon

I’d take that article with a grain of salt. The BBC never liked Nixon and and to say he was unjustified in telling the South to hold out is an accusation the article does not back up. Nixon may well have had good reason to believe that the concessions being offered by Hanoi were phony. Its impossible to say without knowing what the concessions were.

Actually, at that time Nixon was not an official representative of the US. There are some laws involved in speaking as such to a foreign power.

191 wrenchwench  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 11:56:22am

re: #189 wrenchwench

Weigel makes a goof in there. He changes ‘Heimbach’ to Reichbach’ in the middle of the piece. Which is most unfortunate, as Matthew Reichbach is a New Mexican who is definitely not a white supremacist.

Now fixed.

192 simoom  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 12:02:49pm

re: #187 Dark_Falcon

Whatever his motivations, the idea of a presidential candidate, effectively operating as a “shadow president” and using his potential future power to influence and broker deals with our allies which undermine the foreign policy of the actual president… I don’t know, the whole thing seems deeply problematic and corrupt.

193 Glenn Beck's Grand Unifying Theory of Obdicut  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 12:10:47pm

re: #192 simoom

Whatever his motivations, the idea of a presidential candidate, effectively operating as a “shadow president” and using his potential future power to influence and broker deals with our allies which undermine the foreign policy of the actual president… I don’t know, the whole thing seems deeply problematic and corrupt.

It is absolutely, deeply wrong to do so. He could publicly make his positions known, but to actually negotiate— that’s very obviously crossing a line.

194 sagehen  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 12:12:27pm

re: #187 Dark_Falcon

I’d take that article with a grain of salt. The BBC never liked Nixon and and to say he was unjustified in telling the South to hold out is an accusation the article does not back up. Nixon may well have had good reason to believe that the concessions being offered by Hanoi were phony. Its impossible to say without knowing what the concessions were.

But five years later the war was still going, greater concessions never materialized, there weren’t really any other meaningful attempts at peace talks. That’s pretty strong evidence that he was, in fact, unjustified in telling the South to hold out. All it got him was that Republicans could spend the next 40 years bitching about John Kerry supposedly meddling by urging the South to please sit their asses down at that table and talk.

195 dragonath  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 12:20:44pm

re: #192 simoom

I don’t know, the whole thing seems deeply problematic and corrupt.

Wait, Nixon, corrupt? It is to laugh!

196 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 1:34:15pm

re: #87 Eclectic Cyborg

Speaking of outmoded technologies, while doing some house cleaning awhile back I discovered two full boxes of dot matrix printer paper in the bowels of one of my closets.

Dot matrix with track feed are still used to print multi-copy forms.

197 Walking Spanish Down the Hall  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 1:41:35pm

re: #126 CuriousLurker

OT (sort of):

Gosh, I’m so disappointed—seems like I missed a visit from the Jehova’s Witnesses.

Someone was softly knocking at my door several times a little while ago, but I ignored it as I never open the door for anyone I’m not expecting (and I know what the super’s knock sounds like). I heard them slide something under the door so I went to go see what it was.

Jesus (a.s.) doesn’t look very Middle Eastern, does he? Looks more like he might be from South Jersey or even Connecticut. Wait, how come the Jews are all greyed out in the background? And why aren’t there any happy looking Muslims in the foreground?

First the cat, now the proselytizers. I sense there’s a conspiracy afoot to totally screw up my Saturday plans. //

You have an open invitation to come up here and help me shovel snow.

198 Kid A  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 2:14:23pm

Ann Coulter just said someone that loses their job becomes a democratic voter. Yes, she did.

199 Lidane  Sat, Mar 16, 2013 4:20:55pm

re: #172 Dark_Falcon

The lesson of the Fall of Todd Akin has yet to be learned, it seems.

That’s just it, Dark. The only “lesson” the GOP will ever take away from the Akin kerfuffle is that they have to try and hide their batshit crazy better.

Lessons about basic human biology, or the agency or women, or about not being sexist douchebags? Pfft. They just want to change the way they say shit so people don’t notice how crazy they are.

200 chadu  Sun, Mar 17, 2013 8:20:31am

re: #96 Varek Raith

Ain’t none.

201 chadu  Sun, Mar 17, 2013 8:25:36am

re: #183 Charles Johnson

O_o


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