Nov
4

Obama Murders Grandmother — Developing




Posted at 0:16 by Gavin M.

Obama’s grandmother dies of cancer in Hawaii

 

Nice timing. That’ll pick up a few sympathy votes for sure.

2 posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 4:57:13 PM by PeterFinn (Sarah Palin for President in 2012.)

 

Gettin’ ready for the deletions….
3 posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 4:57:45 PM by Gay State Conservative (Obama:”Ich bin ein beginner”)

 

Thoughts and prayers to the Obama family.

4 posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 4:57:45 PM by Carling (“I won’t have to worry about putting gas in my car. I won’t have to worry about my mortgage.”)

 

Will this swing the election to him?

5 posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 4:57:45 PM by nickcarraway

 

…….and it looks as though where “The ONe” was actually born goes to the grave given that Hawaii authorities will produce a birth certificate

6 posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 4:59:28 PM by AlphaOneAlpha

 

prayers.. folks, let’s keep it respectful.

7 posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 4:59:28 PM by Chuzzlewit

 

RIP.

8 posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 4:59:48 PM by neither-nor

 

Cancer patients usually pass away from a planned terminal sedation.
This may be the first politically timed terminal sedation ever, though.

9 posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 4:59:53 PM by counterpunch (It’s the SOCIALISM, Stupid!)

 

prayers for the humanity but

suspicion for the “right on cue.”

trust but verify as the great one said.

respectfully there is no immunity tottem for Obama.

(BTW watch his face during the NFL show)

10 posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 4:59:54 PM by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)

 

Another article printed entire statement from Obama and 1/2 sister that said Mrs. Dunham was a private person and there will be a small private service at ‘a later date’.

11 posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 4:59:54 PM by uvular (“…Obama’s let them eat urinal cake moment with Joe the plumber”.. Dennis Miller)

 

She was a typical white cornerstone of our family…

12 posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 5:00:24 PM by wally-balls

 

As I pull my tin foil hat a little tighter on my head read what Maya Soetoro Ng said about how long her grandmother has made HI her home found here:

http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20081103/BREAKING01/81103073

13 posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 5:00:34 PM by Chief Engineer

 

It would be ridiculous if anyone were to cast a sympathy vote for Obama because of this. My theory is that for every sympathy vote, there will be another voter who compensates by NOT casting a sympathy vote. (Actually, it would have made more sense for someone to vote for BO to give the old lady one last thrill. Too late now.)

14 posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 5:01:13 PM by Genoa

 

RIP for Obama’s granmother.

Did he say that she would not live to see Election Day?

15 posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 5:01:21 PM by Biggirl (Throw The Bums OUT!=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)

 

Will this swing the election to him?

It certainly won’t hurt him.It *will* be interesting to see how hard the lamestream media runs with this story tonight and tomorrow.
16 posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 5:01:26 PM by Gay State Conservative (Obama:”Ich bin ein beginner”)

 

Yes, thoughts and prayers to the Obama family. She did so much for him. Grandma’s are the best.

17 posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 5:01:26 PM by steve0

 

Will this swing the election to him?

Are you serious? What planet are you living on?

18 posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 5:01:34 PM by palady

 

May God rest her soul.

This is odd, kind of surrealistic.

19 posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 5:01:59 PM by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)

 

A PUMA in my office said she died last week and that this is a set up.

20 posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 5:02:25 PM by Frantzie

 

“She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength, and humility.”

Sounds like a good woman. Maybe she deserved better than to be called out as a racist by her grandson in a national speech.
21 posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 5:02:27 PM by AnotherUnixGeek

 

Did he have power of attorney over her? Did he decide to stop any kind of life support?

22 posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 5:02:49 PM by nikos1121 (The first black president should be another Jackie Robinson)

 

Second it.

23 posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 5:02:53 PM by Biggirl (Throw The Bums OUT!=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)

 

Will Barack deliver a “Win one for the Tooter” speech?

24 posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 5:03:04 PM by Nonperson (Cut off Obama’s nut! Prosecute Acorn!)

 

This may be the first politically timed terminal sedation ever, though

..I think they did that to King George V of England–in order to get the news into the evening papers in time…
25 posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 5:03:04 PM by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father–WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)

 

Hey Phemone – did it escape your notice that this has been posted under breaking news a couple times? And you decided to post it again because??

26 posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 5:03:13 PM by Minn. 4 Bush

 

What’s this? He’s not going to raise her from the dead?

27 posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 5:03:19 PM by Oratam

[Developing...]

316 Comments »

  1. Marco said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:20

    Stay classy, right wingers!

    Or canz I malkin it?

    “Can you imagine if Palin’s grandmother had died…RAAAAACIST…GRRRRR…DUNKIN’ DONUT”

  2. rotten mcdonald said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:22

    Degrading to think we share a species with them.

  3. Pere Ubu said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:23

    (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)

    Oh the irony.

  4. MzNicky said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:23

    There is just something terribly, terribly wrong with these individuals. Just something, very very wrong.

  5. Anonymous said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:25

    How sad that I had to go and look at the URL to determine which right wing hate site you’d found these creeps lurking under. Sad that there exists even one such site, but that I had to go look to see if it was RedState or Freeperville or LGF or…

    Sad state of humanity…

  6. Northern Observer said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:25

    You know, the only thing wrong with America are the 40 million dupes, pricks and lost souls who vote republican.
    May God have mercy on the USA, cause these fools ain’t helping.

  7. bulbul said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:27

    Degrading to think we share a species with them.
    Or even a planet.

  8. Rheinhard said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:27

    Odds that O’Reilly and his “Internet Cops”, Wingnut Bimbo #1 or Wingnut Bimbo #2, will cover this in their “Policing the Net” segment?

    And the odds that those odds are worse than the odds that the earth will be swallowed whole by a giant spacegoing billy goat?

  9. JasonC said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:28

    planned terminal sedation, eh? i hope gateway and ace are on the case…

    TEH OBMAMA CAMPAIGN WON’T RELEEESE GRANDMAS HOSPITAL RECORDZ!!! WHAT ARE THEY HIDING??

    developing, as always… no shame or decency, either.

  10. Ash Wing League said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:31

    These guys keep topping themselves… and yet I’m sure people like Malkin and Reynolds will insist that the left is far worse.

  11. Jim said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:32

    My theory is that for every sympathy vote, there will be another voter who compensates by NOT casting a sympathy vote.

    Wait, let me see if I understand what Bigg’un or whatever is proposing … there will be some voters who will cast votes in sympathy for Obama, and other voters who will vote for McCain out of sympathy for Obama? Who don’t vote out of sympathy? Who … sympathize with him but don’t vote out of sympathy, but vote for him?

  12. El Cid said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:32

    You libruls make fun of the right wing, but they were the ones who saved you from the Communist conspiracy to hypnotize you with fluoridated water.

  13. a giant spacegoing billy goat said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:34

    Meh… you ain’t so hot. All those tasty hydrocarbons are almost gone, too dry.

  14. Pere Ubu said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:35

    trust but verify as the great one said.

    Jackie Gleason said that?

  15. Ben said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:37

    What in the name of fuck is an “immunity tottem”? I am truly baffled. Not just by that.

  16. Rugged in Montana said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:37

    Good afternoon liberals, I’ve just finished watching a pretty good movie on cox in demand, called The Last Supper.

    Now what’s interesting about this film, is that unlike most Hollywood films, it actually portrays the liberals as the villians. The plot of this film is about five liberal grad students who decide to invite prominent conservatives to their home for dinner, and murder them by serving them poisioned wine.

    It begins when one of the liberals car breaks down, and a passing truck driver gives him a ride home. Once home, the liberals seemingly in good faith invite the man inside to have dinner. Once dinner starts the liberals start chomping down their food and the man sits there and exclaims, “aren’t you all forgeting something.” Then the liberals ask
    “what could we possibly be forgeting.” Then the man replies, “You forgot to say Grace.” Then one of the liberals snidely remarks, “We don’t say Grace here.” During the course of the dinner conversation, the audience finds out that the man was in fact a war hero who served in the First Gulf War, and is very conservative. The liberals then go on to mock the man’s service to his country, and one of them even goes so far as to call the man a Nazi. So the man, quite possibly overeacts, which is understandable given his service to his Country and gets one of the liberals in a choke hold. A fight ensues when another liberal got his arm injured by the enraged war hero. One of the liberals them proceeds to stab the man to death.

    After a brief arguement on what to do next, they then decide to bury the body in their vegtable garden. The film then takes a sinister turn, when they next decide to “do society a favor”, and start killing off conservatives, who they precieve to be the source of all the world’s evil. There first victim is a Christian Pastor, who they poison to death with arsonic induced wine. They end up doing this to ten prominent conservatives in all, inviting each of them over to their home for dinner, to dicuss politics. The film took an even more sinister turn, when the leader of the liberals, a man by the name of Luke, invited a 17 year old school girl, who opposed sex education being taught a the school. He was about to kill her, insisting on offering her the poisioned wine, even after she told him, she doesn’t drink. Apparently, this was too much for the other liberals, who then escorted the girl out of the house.

    Luke even goes so far as to murder a Sherrif’s Deputy who was on to what they were doing. Then while at the airport, to of the liberals run into a very prominent Rush Limbaugh-esque conservative talk show host, and invite him over for dinner to murder him. It turns out however that the man is onto what they’ve been doing, and proceeds to tell them that he’s really not that “far right.” All of the liberals with the exception of Luke decide against killing the talk show host, who proves to be quite charming. So they argue about this in the other room, leaving their guest alone at the dinner table, where he in very Rush Limbaugh like fashion, smokes a cigar.

    The liberals, after a brief but heated arguement in the other room, return to the dining room, already decided against killing the very charming conservative talk show host. The talk show host, then precieves to offer a toast to the liberals, who then ask if he’ll be sharing a drink with them. He declines, saying he’s already drank too much. It turns out, that the heroic conservative talk show host, ends up tricking the murderous liberals, and poisons them to death instead. Thus avenging his murdered collegues.

    Excellent film, which believe it or not portrays the liberals as villianous and cowardly and the conservatives as smart, moral and heroic. Excellent for a change given Hollywood’s usual leftwing bias.

  17. Kathleen said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:38

    I for one was going to vote for Obama, but now that someone said that someone might vote for Obama out of sympathy, I need to compensate and NOT cast a sympathy.

  18. Legalize said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:39

    Dammit, I had my money on Malkin’s commenters batting in the lead off spot.

  19. Thom said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:39

    It’s gotta be hard to do this right away – but I appreciate you doing it.

    Peace to the Obamas.

  20. alec said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:39

    TEH OBMAMA CAMPAIGN WON’T RELEEESE GRANDMAS HOSPITAL RECORDZ!!! WHAT ARE THEY HIDING??

    WHERE ARE HER FILES

    (Also, I stand by both of my prior remarks on this: Dawn of the Darkies and the election-winning snuff film L’Auddacio Nero! Her daughter’s passion – her final shame!!! That is all.)

  21. Christina said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:41

    Every time I think that the Freepers have finally reached the lowest of the low, that there is simply no possible way to go lower without beginning to come out the other side, they find yet another depth to plumb.

    It’s positively fractal. It’s the quantum physics of wankstainery. It’s the 11th dimension of douchebaggery.

    Just when I thought that it was impossible for these people to show any slime that would render me shocked or stunned, they find some way to reach depths heretofore unknown by homo sapiens sapiens.

  22. RUGGED IN MONTANA said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:45

    You libruls make fun of the right wing, but they were the ones who saved you from the Communist conspiracy to hypnotize you with fluoridated water.

    That’s the Masons, not the communists, idjut! 35th Degree Masons control the Post Office and also Fluoridate our water, making us a part of their tax stamp-dehydration schemes.

    And Rugged? Stop lingering around here, it’s harvest time and the dental floss farm needs you and your tweezers (I’m not doin all the work this year, damnit!).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKHLAjTmJ1k

  23. Bill Ayers filled out Obama's Birth Certificate said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:46

    Ben said,
    What in the name of fuck is an “immunity tottem”? I am truly baffled. Not just by that.

    They probably meant ‘immunity totem’, which is a doodad that contestants on the TV show ‘Survivor’ can win. It prevents them from being voted off the show. (I have no idea why I know this; I have never watched a single episode.)

    As for the rest of it, I’m as lost as you are, sorry.

  24. Meghan said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:47

    It’s really appalling. You know what else is appalling? That it’s not surprising.

    Of course she died last week and they only limited that knowledge to undecided voters in swing states with early voting. Now that everyone else is headed to the polls, it could be common knowledge.

    They pain me.

  25. Legalize said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:47

    Hold on, the Malkinites are not giving this one up to the Freepers:

    http://michellemalkin.com/2008/11/03/obamas-grandmother-has-died/

    On November 3rd, 2008 at 5:16 pm, Ed Mahmoud abu al-Kahoul said:

    Mrs. Dunham was a bank vice president, and apparently the one who worked in that relationship. It was Mr. Dunham, deciding Barack needed a Black father figure, who decided a member of the Communist Party USA was just the man to fit the bill. Per Barack, Dunham and Davis were drinking buds, Grandpa Dunham may have been a communist himself. He was the one who named his daughter “Stanley”, who knows how that affected her and made her turn out so badly.

    Poor woman, probably. Sounds like she didn’t exactly have a winner for a husband, or a daughter, or a grandson.

    **************

    On November 3rd, 2008 at 5:19 pm, astonerii said:

    I kind of sort of have the feeling that someone needs to play the principal from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”.

    “I heard. And, gosh, I’m all broken up. Huh? Oh, sure. I’d be happy to release Sloane. You produce a corpse and I’ll release Sloane. I want to see this dead grandmother firsthand. The secretary stops cold in the doorway. She turns to Rooney in horror. He covers the phone.”

    While is is sad that his Grandmother died, my grandmother, in fact both as well as both grandfathers have died, and I do not expect people to make me president.

  26. Rugged in Montana said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:47

    After reading that post on the Free Republic, I’d have to say as usual they were nothing but respectful about this unfortunate tragedy.

    You liberals like to mock the Free Republic, well, when Ted Kennedy was sent to the hospital for brain cancer, there were many prayers for him to recover, from myself included. All disrespectful comments were swiftly and promptly deleted by the Free Republic management.

    Compare that to the Daily Kos when Tony Snow died. You can’t because there was no comparison.

  27. Jennifer said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:49

    I saw this news on my homepage when I signed on, and was just heartbroken. She didn’t make it to see her grandson elected president. I had so hoped she would, for both her sake and his.

    Leave it up to the bottom dwellers to respond in any way other than the way I have.

  28. Jason Bourne said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:49

    I have four drivers licenses, so naturally I’ve registered to vote four times. So far I’ve voted twice for Obama, but now I’m torn. Should I use my other two IDs to cast sympathy votes for Obama, protest/antipathy votes for McCain, or one of each?

  29. Gavin M. said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:49

    Malkin and LGF are deleting comments like mad.

    At LGF, Charles threatened that anyone who left a nasty comment would be banned instantly, while the Malkin comments just quietly get erased.

  30. Kathleen said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:50

    Poor woman, probably. Sounds like she didn’t exactly have a winner for a husband, or a daughter, or a grandson.

    yeah, her grandson really turned out to be quite a loser, huh?

  31. Gary Ruppert said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:50

    The fact is, liberals, SHUT UP. Your Messiah will loose tomorrow. B ig time.

  32. T. Hussein said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:51

    One of each.

  33. Kathleen said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:51

    I think we all know that Jason Bourne has way more than four driver’s licenses.

  34. Gary Ruppert said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:52

    The fact is, liberals, shut up. You are gay. You hate the USA. You are not my countrymen. You are foreighners, and terrorists. You are biased against reality.

  35. Legalize said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:54

    Dan Riehl’s brood are making a late but impressive push:

    How low will Baryy go…offing his own grammy to garner the sympathy vote!!! Rumor is that shes been dead for weeks…he wanted to use her death for PR purposes…..simply terrible!!!

    Posted by: JustOneMan | Monday, November 03, 2008 at 05:39 PM

  36. T. Hussein said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:55

    I’m gay? Think of all the years of fabulousness I have missed out on! I need to get crackin’!

    And Gary, now that I’ve found out that I’m gay, you’re looking better and better.

    Wanker.

  37. RUGGED IN MONTANA said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:55

    I think we all know that Jason Bourne has way more than four driver’s licenses.

    Jason Bourne just happens to be in Hawaii today…… coincidence?

  38. Jason Bourne said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:56

    Well, yeah, if you count the non-US ones.

  39. Smut Clyde said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:56

    The local US Embassy informed me that my Rogue Nation membership card did not entitle me to an absentee vote.

  40. Nimrod Gently said,

    November 4, 2008 at 0:59

    Ah, Free Republic. Without you we’d be a lot more complacent about the average American intelligence.

  41. EnfantTerrible said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:00

    Obama’s family requested that we make donations to cancer research in lieu of flowers, etc. I would think that a few thousand donations in memory of Madelyn Dunham could be a blogswarm we all could believe in.

  42. Andre said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:00

    Questions concerning the kerning of the death certificate in five…four..

  43. dave said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:08

    Although I am a murderous liberal, I happen to find “The Last Supper” to be awesome and hilarious.

    Although I agree with Rugged Montana on this (and only this) point, it makes me sad every time I encounter anyone who filters their appreciation of any art through their personal political lens.

    I also feel sorry for “Rugged” because he clearly missed the underlying irony of the ending to the film. You see, the “murderous liberals” decide to kill conservatives after a discussion in which they all agree that it would be the right thing to do to kill Hitler when he was still just an artist. They justify each murder on the grounds that the conservative was the next Hitler.

    The irony comes in at the end when they decide not to kill “Rush Limbaugh,” he murders them, and as the credits roll, there is a voice over of him announcing his bid for the presidency to a cheering crowd. The implication being that he would, in fact, become the next Hitler.

    Of course, irony died sometime in early 2002, so Rugged’s error (if he isn’t a parody himself) is completely understandable.

  44. Southern Beale said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:11

    Y’all beat me to it.

    I must say, my Freep samples are far more heinous than yours.

    I win!!!!!

    He/she who wades further into the muck wins!

  45. Malignant Bouffant, Hiardresser to the Stars said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:16

    Just heard meathead Michael Medved (“V as in victory,” he said, when spelling his name for the discount box on whatever gawd-awful product website he was shilling!) claim that somehow (who knows what he was refering to, but one of the Freepers above mentions it as well) there is a failure by the Obama campaign to reveal that Ms. Dunham was >Gasp!!< a vice president of the Bank of Hawai’i, & this reveals how little we know about Obama & his background!!

    As if anyone knows much about a candidate’s parents, or in this case grandparent who raised him as her own child. Oh, wait, seems that Reagan’s father was a drunk, if not an abusive drunk. What does that tell us? And hasn’t it been said that John Sidney McCain III’s (Not an elitist!) immediate paternal ancestor was a booze-hound as well? Hmmm.

    But the big question for these rabid weasels is really “Who taught Obama to love AmeriKKKa?” Consider that, as if one is not beaten over the head w/ socializing (Not socialist!) propaganda 24/7 in This Great Nation of Ours.

    Geezis Hussein Christ, when will it stop?

  46. T. Hussein said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:17

    What bothers me the most is that these people are not going away. Karl Rove is not going away. Bill Kristol is not going away. None of those PNAC assholes are going anywhere. They are like a cancer. Parasites on the freedom of the US. And Fucking Pelosi and her ‘liberal’ cohorts took impeachment off the table, effectively rubber stamping all of the lawlessness of the last 8 (16?) years.

    When Barack wins tomorrow we are just beginning to fight.

  47. Mireille said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:18

    I just love how the followers of the party of dirty tricks keeps suspecting the Democrats of dirty tricks. And the followers of the administration that has systematically dismantled the constitution and revoked our rights are worried that Obama will destroy the constitution. Project much, people?

  48. Gavin M. said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:20

    I must say, my Freep samples are far more heinous than yours.

    Ah, but are they sequentially numbered with no additions or elisions? I mean sure, one can cherry-pick…

  49. Doctorb said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:23

    Heh heh, RiM, you said “cox in demand”.

  50. Marco said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:24

    “…while the Malkin comments just quietly get erased.”

    Can’t you see Michelle in her finest 1950s house frock, white gloves on, holding a big can of Pledge.

    “Nothing unhinged to see here. Nothing. Move along. Everything is clean. All is clean!!!”

  51. justme said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:25

    Condolences to Obama and family.

    A sincere hope that something horrible and life changing happens to all those nasty commenters, even if I do think that ”Ich bin ein beginner” is pretty cute.

  52. Southern Beale said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:28

    Ah, but are they sequentially numbered with no additions or elisions? I mean sure, one can cherry-pick…

    OK you get extra points for style.

    So Michelle and the LGFers are deleteing comments right and left, eh? Why? Trying to put lipstick on the pig that is their audience? I find that very very funny.

  53. CapnFatback said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:30

    “There first victim is a Christian Pastor, who they poison to death with arsonic induced wine.”

    Two comments:

    1) Someone watched some Cary Grant and Peter Lorre this Halloween.
    2) “Arsoni” induced wine? Now that’s what I call fire water!

  54. CapnFatback said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:32

    Damned misquotes.

    “Arsonic”

    Damned mosquitoes.
    Damned Tostitos.
    Damned mesquite-flavored Tostitos.

  55. Jay B. said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:33

    BREAKING: MORONS HOLD OUT HOPE FOR UNICORNS.

    I love it. Three weeks of “if you don’t get this out today, I won’t believe you! OK, one more day…”.

  56. Mister DNA said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:34

    My family just buried my dad last Friday, so I know how Obama’s family must feel.

    It’s kind of sad that LGF deleting the offensive comments is considered taking the high road. Sure, it’s nice of them to do it, but if their readership wasn’t such a mob of troglodytes, it wouldn’t be necessary.

  57. Gavin M. said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:35

    The worst thread I’ve found so far — more batshit, comment-for-comment than any of the Free Republic threads — is this one at Lucianne.com.

    If there are fewer than 36 comments there, they’ve deleted some.

  58. Rightwingsnarkle said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:36

    I’m waiting for word that Obama gave his grandmother cancer.

  59. Cratian Shitmoat said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:37

    Aye, CapnFatback, leave him be.

    Rugged is a good soul. What with the Pelicans and Badgers, we have to cut him a wee bit o’ slack.

    Just a little advise from one Cap’n to another.

  60. Jay B. said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:38

    If there are fewer than 36 comments there, they’ve deleted some.

    Nah, they closed it instead.

  61. Righteous Bubba said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:39

    From Lucianne:

    We are going to close this post. It is bringing out the worst in some of us.

  62. aerdrie said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:39

    Gary Ruppert said,

    The fact is, liberals, shut up. You are gay. You hate the USA. You are not my countrymen. You are foreighners, and terrorists. You are biased against reality.

    Wow. Way to go, Gary. What an anti-American thing to say.

  63. Aet said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:40

    It’s incredible. Every baseless insinuation serves as another way to condense their movement and drive away the middle. It’s like watching someone beat themselves unconscious by smashing their heads into a brick wall.

    Some people are so used to spouting eliminationist rhetoric that nothing can be considered obscene.

  64. T. Hussein said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:40

    From Lucianne:

    Reply 26 – Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/3/2008 5:34:00 PM

    Victim #1 of Obamacide.

    Rumblehog FTW!!!1!

  65. mightygodking said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:46

    Obama’s paying tribute to her in his stump speech in NC.

    And he’s crying.

    FUCK he’d better win.

  66. MzNicky said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:46

    It’s positively fractal. It’s the quantum physics of wankstainery. It’s the 11th dimension of douchebaggery.

    What Christina said? That’s what I was trying to say. Like forever, it seems.

  67. bughunter said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:47

    It appears that Newsbusters is not to be outdone…

  68. John O said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:50

    Every now and then I hope there is a God, because these dirtbags are really going to be in for a surprise if there is One.

    I was very close to my grandparents; they helped raise me to some degree, too. My misery was intense when each passed.

    I simply cannot believe these people. And sadly, not to my credit as a human, I wish bad things upon them.

  69. alec said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:50

    BREAKING: MORONS HOLD OUT HOPE FOR UNICORNS.

    I love it. Three weeks of “if you don’t get this out today, I won’t believe you! OK, one more day…”.

    Please, you magnificent bastards, START SCAMMING THE WINGNUTS NOW

  70. MzNicky said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:51

    EnfantTerrible: Got link?

  71. bughunter said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:57

    Larry Johnson has another fun thread going at No ClueQuarter.

  72. alec said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:59

    Larry Johnson has another fun thread going at No ClueQuarter.

    Did I call it or what?

    What, me kill Gramma?

  73. EnfantTerrible said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:00

    Bleep the freepers – flights of angels shall sing Grandma Dunham to her rest:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axWxx-e8Z2o

  74. Righteous Bubba said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:01

    Larry Johnson has another fun thread going at No ClueQuarter.

    Comment by Joe | 2008-11-03 17:01:47

    Congratulations – it only took the wingnutosphere 12 minutes to come up with a conspiracy therory over the death of Obama’s grandmother.

    Comment by shannon | 2008-11-03 18:01:59

    Where the hell have you been? There was much discussion here when Obama went for his final visit a few weeks ago. Several people predicted this very scenario.

    Comment by Ferd McBerfle | 2008-11-03 18:07:38

    There was much discussion here when Obama went for his final visit a few weeks ago. Several people predicted this very scenario.

    Bingo!

  75. Andre said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:03

    Jay B. said,

    November 4, 2008 at 1:33

    BREAKING: MORONS HOLD OUT HOPE FOR UNICORNS.

    I love it. Three weeks of “if you don’t get this out today, I won’t believe you! OK, one more day…”.

    Jesus, that thing’s getting funnier by the minute.

    Is Clowd2 one of us doing a reverse Gary? He’s very funny.

  76. EnfantTerrible said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:04

    EnfantTerrible: Got link?

    It’s a target-rich environment – you could give to the American Cancer Society or the Susan Komen Foundation, etc, etc. I gave to the Stanford Cancer Center:

    http://cancer.stanford.edu/help/gift.htm

    If the link doesn’t work, blame WordPress!

  77. Damian said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:05

    “Human” and “wingnut” are mutually exclusive concepts. I have grown weary of this, this game where they exploit every tragedy to further their hate.

    I can stand this no longer.

  78. Mo's Bike Shop said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:06

    And the odds that those odds are worse than the odds that the earth will be swallowed whole by a giant spacegoing billy goat?

    The point is, they believe both, so we can proceed with the ‘B’ Ark Plan.

    Oh, and:

    The Truth Blows Pelicans.

    (It pains my inner middle child to say it, but you guys who haven’t figured out the capitalization thing are officially As Dumb As The Truth.)

  79. OneMan said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:08

    “I’m gay? Think of all the years of fabulousness I have missed out on! I need to get crackin’!”

    Heh heh…he said ‘gay’ … then ‘crackin”

    </beavis> (butthead?)

  80. EnfantTerrible said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:08

    EnfantTerrible: Got link?

    WordPress eated it. Try again:

    http://cancer.stanford.edu/help/gift.html

    There’s also the American Cancer Society or the Susan Komen Foundation. It’s a target-rich environment.

  81. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:08

    Some people are so used to spouting eliminationist rhetoric that nothing can be considered obscene.

    Jake Tapper, folks. Linking to the shrieking harpy!
    ~

  82. alec said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:09

    Man, I think I’ve actually had a more or less perfect day to be immune to this. It saddens me in a profound way to hear this about Obama’s grandmother – I like the man personally and I dread losing my grandparents – but you know what, I woke up with a documentary about us incinerating Hiroshima and spent half of the morning weeping. We’re capable of some horrifying shit as a species and as a country, and I can’t help but pity these sad little creatures for their brutal inhumanity.

  83. EnfantTerrible said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:10

    EnfantTerrible: Got link?

    WordPress eated it. I donated to the Stanford Cancer Center. There’s also the American Cancer Society and the Susan Komen Foundation.

  84. Arky4That1 said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:11

    Disgusting but not at all surprising.

    In a slightly better world the hopeless oxygen wasters who run those blogs would have reporters in their face demanding to know the exact nature of their major malfunction. As it is they’ll be blaming it all on Lieberul trolls.

  85. "Oh Stewardess, I Speak 'Nut" said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:14

    The markets are open here in Asia on this, the 4th of November. Is it too early to start celebrating America’s crushing repudiation of these horrible, horrible people?

  86. acrannymint said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:15

    I think we should acknowledge that there were some respectful comments on there – not many but some.

    However to this guy who said this:
    Cancer patients usually pass away from a planned terminal sedation.
    This may be the first politically timed terminal sedation ever, though.

    I have got to give a big FUCK YOU. If this were the case, my mother wouldn’t have suffered so terribly for the last month of her life.

  87. Kathleen said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:15

    There was much discussion here when Obama went for his final visit a few weeks ago. Several people predicted this very scenario.

    they predicted a woman on her deathbed would die? excellent work, folks!

  88. Smut Clyde said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:16

    Such passivity! Such negativity! Rather than complaining about how this will benefit Obama, can’t these people come up with something positive, like arranging for an equally tragic death for McCain’s mother? I mean, it is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness, and all that.
    Unless you happen to like cursing the darkness.
    Feckin’ Darkness. I hate glam retro bands.

  89. jrg said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:17

    Does anyone else find it odd that this happened the same day that McCain flew into Roswell, NM?

    Is it possible that liberal aliens timed Mrs. Dunham’s untimely demise to garner earthling sympathy, in retribution for McCain’s Roswell visit?

  90. mikey said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:17

    (It pains my inner middle child to say it, but you guys who haven’t figured out the capitalization thing are officially As Dumb As The Truth.)

    There is, in fact, an alternative explanation.

    If you spent years talking UNIX to beige boxes, writing c-shell and sql by hand and painstakingly formatting troff documents without a wysiwyg preview, you would not only understand, you might fall victim to it yourself…

    mikey

  91. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:17

    Hey Joke Line, you wonder why lefties bash you for being a hacktacular asshole?

    Word comes that Barack Obama’s grandmother has died. The timing is ridiculous.

    Fuck You Joe Klein.

  92. Smut Clyde said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:18

    Several people predicted this very scenario.
    Several other people complained WHY ISN’T SHE DEAD YET?! and reckoned that the whole business was a beat-up to garner sympathy. Between them they covered the bases.

  93. Liz212 said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:19

    On the freeper page, below the story:

    TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Hawaii
    KEYWORDS: antichrist; birthcertificate; dunham; elections; euthanasia; hawaii; lastwitness; mccain; murder; obama; obamafamily; obituary; octobersurprise; pulltheplug; timingisuspicious

    Don’t the editors of the site select the keywords?? I expect to hear a DailyKos-Huffington Post style diatribe from BillO on this . . .shortly after he joins NOW and donates his salary to the ACLU.

  94. dr. luba said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:19

    “Best” comment from the freepi (actually a comment and ditto):

    “Even she couldn’t stomach the thought of her ungrateful, SOB grandson as the President.”

    -Yeah, my sentiments, exactly. Her last words were:

    “Thank God I didn’t live to see this…”

    Damn those people are sick bastards……

  95. MzNicky said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:19

    Is it too early to start celebrating America’s crushing repudiation of these horrible, horrible people?

    Yes. Yes, it is too early. We around these parts won’t breathe easy again before at least 24 hours or so have gone by.

    By the way, I’ve always loved your nym, Mr. Nut-Speaking Airline Passenger Guy.

  96. MzNicky said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:21

    acrannymint: Nor my mother-in-law, nor several of my friends, nor, most recently, my dad. Fuck these fuckers sideways with a big ol’ fucking thing of some sort.

  97. Till Eulenspiegel said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:21

    So Michelle and the LGFers are deleteing comments right and left, eh? Why? Trying to put lipstick on the pig that is their audience? I find that very very funny.

    I’m particularly surprised at LGF. I mean, these are the people who repeatedly brought you “Rachel Corrie = pancake, hur hur”. I haven’t really visited the site in years, nor have I seen it mentioned on leftie blogs much lately, but my impression was that they were truly the most vile, despicable site in the wingnutosphere. By far.

  98. LittlePig said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:21

    Someone watched some Cary Grant and Peter Lorre this Halloween.

    “No, Johnny, no. You got twelve, they got twelve”
    “I got thirteen”
    “No, Johnny. That one died of the flu”
    “He wouldn’t have gotten the flu if I hadn’t shot him!”

    A favorite of my son’s, who does an excellent Lorre and a passable Raymond Massey.

  99. Ken Lowery said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:23

    Shorter The Truth:

    I really, sincerely, truly got nothing.

  100. kiki said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:23

    I’ve just finished watching a pretty good movie on cox in demand

    Ironically, said by someone whose cock has rarely, if ever, been in demand.

  101. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:23

    Troofy joins the dots!

    Pathetic right wing loser, thy name Teh Troof.

  102. MzNicky said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:25

    D-K W: Holy Christ. Was there ANY point at all to that Joe Klein piece? I mean, totally WTF?

    These times are showing people’s asses, as they say down here, more than anything I’ve ever known. It’s like people don’t know how to behave or react to ANYTHING anymore.

  103. CapnFatback said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:26

    Cratitan Shitmoat (is your last name Swedish?)–

    Thanks for the advice. Truth to tell, I was just looking for a properly flammable replacement for my Flaming Homer.

  104. Doctorb said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:28

    It’s a “flaming Moe”.

  105. kiki said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:28

    After reading that post on the Free Republic, I’d have to say as usual they were nothing but respectful about this unfortunate tragedy.

    Hehindeedle. Just like when that guy they didn’t like had cancer, and they harrassed his hospital and delayed his treatment, and he died. Very respectful. You worthless cunt.

  106. Liberal aliens said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:29

    “Garner earthling sympathy”? Oh my no. We come to “garnish earthlings with cilantro”.

  107. LittlePig said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:33

    We come to “garnish earthlings with cilantro”.

    To Serve Man, p 24.

  108. The Trooth said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:36

    Howard University Law School might as well change their name to Kill Whitey Law School, because of that time the guy was there and he was all “kill whitey” and the huge crowd of people were all “yay Professor Kambon is our hero” and hoisted him up on their shoulders and brought him many fine gifts.

    Conservatives are not like that, though — as Rush Limbaugh said: “I tell people don’t kill all the liberals. Leave enough so we can have two on every campus — living fossils — so we will never forget what these people stood for.” And there are a LOT of campuses, my liberal friends, so that is FAR from eliminationist.

  109. LittlePig said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:37

    It’s like people don’t know how to behave or react to ANYTHING anymore.

    Folks like this never did (and they’ve been around the whole time). The Internet has allowed them to a) become visible and b) connect as a mutually-reinforcing group, but it’s not anything all that new.

    Just like all the folks that haven’t a clue what the word “Socialism” means. They’ve always been there, it’s just now they have AOL.

  110. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:37

    MzNicky, Joe Klein was trying to write something nice, I believe.

    At least that seems to be the sentiment of some of the swampland commenters I think are good people.

    P.S.

    # sgwhiteinfla Says:
    Monday, November 3, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    Joe Klein,
    .
    First thank you for the post about Obama losing his grandmother. But I want to ask that you or someone on the Swampland roster expose the kinds of stuff that is said on right wing blogs. All this campaign season there have been false equivalencies given to explain away bad behavior by people at McCain-Palin rallys and to explain away some of the stuff that McCain surrogates have said. A frequent target of these false equivalencies is DailyKos.com. Now I blog at DailyKos and I can tell you that every once in a while commentors there get over the top. But never to the extent that I have seen on a regular basis at websites like redstate.org and freerepublic.com. I just ask that you read some of the comments on this post at freerepublic.com and if it sickens you as much as it sickens me then the next time you hear a conservative/republican complain about dailykos you cut them off and point to this WingNut site. I wish there was a way to expose the people behind these posts so their true nature can be seen by the public at large.
    .

  111. CapnFatback said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:38

    Sir, have you no sense of history?

    And here’s a nice recipe, to boot.

  112. LittlePig said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:38

    Rush better be careful what he prays for. If his winner-takes-all anarchy comes to pass, he’ll be rendered for hydrocarbons.

  113. Andre said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:41

    Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:17

    Hey Joke Line, you wonder why lefties bash you for being a hacktacular asshole?

    I think that was more a case of poor wording than conspiracy theorising. The rest of the article suggests he means “ridiculous” in the context of the absurdity of life, not unbelievable.

    I had exactly the same reaction when I first read it though. And yes, Joe Klein is still a dick.

  114. Ed Marshall said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:41

    Hehindeedle. Just like when that guy they didn’t like had cancer, and they harrassed his hospital and delayed his treatment, and he died. Very respectful. You worthless cunt.

    I’d forgotten about that.

  115. RUGGED IN MONTANA said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:41

    Fuck these fuckers sideways with a big ol’ fucking thing of some sort.

    I have a really painful butt plug you can borrow for that….

  116. Doctorb said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:43

    I think Klein was not saying “the timing is ridiculous” to mean “the timing was stage-managed”, just, you know, that it’s sort of like a cruel irony of fate. Plus there’s the whole Moses allusion thing (“to the Mountaintop”) that’s also an MLK reference.
    “Ridiculous” is a poor choice of words, though, given that some people literally see it as PROOF! of CONSPIRACY!

  117. Eddie Murphy said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:45

    Kill The White People!

  118. Ed Marshall said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:47

    Then after they sorta killed Andy Stephenson with their fraud accusations, they claimed he had faked his own death…

    They are some serious filth.

  119. MzNicky said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:48

    Joe Klein was trying to write something nice, I believe.

    Perhaps. But FAIL.

  120. kiki said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:52

    Then after they sorta killed Andy Stephenson with their fraud accusations, they claimed he had faked his own death…

    But of course. It’s not a proper murder-by-Freeping if you don’t fuck the corpse afterwards.

  121. a big ol’ fucking thing of some sort said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:53

    Never, EVER have I said ANYTHING with such clarity and sincerity.

    Please, in the name of all that’s hole-eee, PLEASE fer gawds sake leave us out of it!!

  122. MzNicky said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:58

    So, what’s everybody doin’ for tomorrow nite? Anybody got Election Night party plans? I was thinkin’ about inviting in my liberal friends for a little wing-ding, but I dunno, maybe not. What do you all think? And will there be a Sadly Election Nite thread for those of us who will be drinking, say, scotch until 8 or so, and then champagne, I hope, afterward?

  123. SSgt. Schmitt said,

    November 4, 2008 at 2:59

    You people make me sick that I am defending you.

  124. Smut Clyde said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:01

    arsonic induced wine.
    Induced wine? There are two options:
    (1) Shamelessly plagiarise the Keats-&-Chapman joke about electrical experiments with wine… or
    (2) Wait for some other thread to shamelessly plagiarise it.

  125. kiki said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:01

    So, what’s everybody doin’ for tomorrow nite?

    I got a text from a friend saying we should ‘do’ the election ‘Hunter Thompson style’; he didn”t really elaborate further than that. I can’t go because of work, but I think I actually don’t want to watch it – too tense and stressful, and the commentary and analysis will be too vapid and depressing. I’m in the ‘sleep through it’ crowd.

  126. Righteous Bubba said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:04

    I can’t believe I missed this amazing The-Democrats-Left-ME piece:

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2008-10-28/so-long-obama/

  127. Loneoak said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:05

    but you know what, I woke up with a documentary about us incinerating Hiroshima and spent half of the morning weeping.

    Alec, dude, you need a new alarm clock.

  128. kiki said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:06

    Hey, it’s one of Truthy’s ‘fill in the blanks’ games.

    “I’m only going to say this once, but I told mom not to bang on the basement door because I’ll be in a cheeto-and-grief-wanking reverie from which I cannot possibly be roused.”

  129. Righteous Bubba said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:08

    “I’m only going to say this once, but I told…”

    What comes next? Good God, man, the suspense!

    I am forced to guess:
    I’m only going to say this once, but I told him to SuperSize it.
    I’m only going to say this once, but I told on Billy for a good reason: he took my lunch money!
    I’m only going to say this once, but I told that guy his lawn was unkempt.

  130. krassen said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:10

    who knew that
    Obama’s Nana
    was a city comptroller,
    too…

  131. Till Eulenspiegel said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:13

    RB, for a supposed speechwriter, that’s some truly awful writing. Scattered, half-coherent, with nothing resembling intelligible English grammar. It’s like a third grader wrote it.

    There are plenty of valid points to be made about sexism and the treatment of Hillary Clinton, but jeez…

  132. CalifVoter said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:14

    Frightening, how you people act. I understand that the Democrats and the Republicans have some differences, but to disrespect someone’s grandmother when she passes away, is abhorrent. (look it up)
    You people should be ashamed of yourselves for the things that you say here, and elsewhere. And if you truly represent the Republican party, then it’s in worse shape than I thought.
    You disgust me.

  133. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:14

    Hey Troofie – if you’re so wild about pie, why not go over to FiveThirtyEight and ogle the tiny, tiny slice McWorse has on the “Win Percentage” chart?

  134. sr.ao said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:15

    It doesn’t take hours to throw a switch.

    But it still won’t be enough.

  135. Smut Clyde said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:15

    If indeed The Truth did only say “this once”, everyone would be happier.

  136. Doctorb said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:17

    It’s actually an AI logic trap (if you are a sub-Turing artificial intelligence without a version 5 or higher Paradox Cutout, SKIP THE NEXT SENTENCE).

    “I’m only going to say this once, but I told you before and I’ll tell you again: I’m only going to say this once.”

  137. g said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:19

    And of course, at some point I’ll be posting here

    Can’t wait!!!

  138. Righteous Bubba said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:19

    I enjoy Wendy Button, who votes Republican because she cares about Joe the Plumber.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2008-10-31/hot-button/1/

  139. CapnFatback said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:19

    Now that I’ve had more time to reflect on it, Smut Clyde, I believe there was some discrepancies with the original translation.

    Rugged posted, “There first victim is a Christian Pastor, who they poison to death with arsonic induced wine.”

    However, he was clearly intending to report on the narrative habits of those who speak aloud the programs on television they are sesing as they flip the channels. Thus, the following is the correct translation: “There! First, Vice time. Jim’s Christopher Lloyd. Hooray! Bronson in Death Wish’; Arsenio induced whine.”

    I think I head that paper at a New Media Studies conference.

  140. kiki said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:20

    “If we can hit this bull’s-eye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate!”

  141. mikey said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:20

    Well, I seem to be coming down with something.

    I was planning on roasting a chicken and putting a fire in the fireplace and enjoying the deal. It appears that once they call virginia and ohio we’ll know the answer. So then it’s white knuckles over congress and prop 8.

    With booze.

    But I might be under a blanket with a cup of soup, whining.

    One of the reasons I’m not married is I’m such an asshole when I’m sick…

    mikey

  142. Malignant Bouffant, Hiardresser to the Stars said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:20

    Newsbusters reacts to the Joe Klein item:

    Time’s Klein Turns Obama Grandmother Obit Blog Into Worship Fest for Obamessiah

    A lovely picture of the Obamesssiah there as well.

  143. Lesley said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:21

    Highly amusing video message for undecideds and people who “can’t be bothered” to vote.

  144. kiki said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:24

    I’m a bit drunk, but the Newsbusters headline made me do hte lulz for some reason.

    “Time’s Klein Turns Terns Burns Obama Mama Obit Globit Glooba Gloo…”

  145. Righteous Bubba said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:25

    “If we can hit this bull’s-eye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards. Checkmate!”

    Today I found this in an otherwise boring article:

    Too many cooks spoil the broth and the result is that grade inflation has exploded like a space rocket.

  146. Desert Hussein Rat said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:27

    I particularly like the subgenius who said this one:

    Cancer patients usually pass away from a planned terminal sedation. This may be the first politically timed terminal sedation ever, though.

    This little turd has clearly never had contact with a patient who is dying of terminal cancer, nor even a freaking clue about medicine.

    Having watched more than a few relatives die of cancer, I can tell you that, yes, they allow liberal use of pain meds in such cases, with the logic that you aren’t going to live long enough to have to worry about a morphine addiction, but that’s a far, far cry from killing people intentionally with an overdose.

    The latter, of course, is the sort of thing done by Jack Kevorkian, which must wingnut assholes wouldn’t want any part of, since they think they understand the intersection of medicine and morality better than the patient, the family, or the doctor.

    Sometimes, the pretzel logic these assclowns engage in leave you to wonder why their peabrains don’t explode.

  147. Righteous Bubba said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:27

    Well, I seem to be coming down with something.

    Last time I was sick I downloaded TWO WILL SMITH MOVIES. TWO!

  148. kiki said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:34

    Too many cooks spoil the broth and the result is that grade inflation has exploded like a space rocket.

    That’s the biggest pile of awesome since the ‘boomerang glass-house stones’ wingnut lady a couple of months ago.

    Last time I was sick I downloaded TWO WILL SMITH MOVIES. TWO!

    That’s funny, because the last time I downloaded two Will Smith movies, I was violently sick.

    (Joking, really. I quite liked I Am Legend. Because I suck.)

  149. g said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:37

    Couldn’t stand the last one, the Drunken Superhero one. I’ve even blocked the name out in my mind.

  150. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:37

    Mikey, once Virginia is called for Obama, that’s the ball game. Preznit wise.

    After that, it’s a matter of rooting for various gooper scumbags and propositions to be sent to the dung heap, where they belong.

    Proposition 8, Saxby Chambliss, etc.

  151. kiki said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:40

    Couldn’t stand the last one, the Drunken Superhero one. I’ve even blocked the name out in my mind.

    Well I won’t make you relive the trauma by mentioning the name, but like a lot of people I really, really liked the first half, and thought the second half sucked hairy gorilla ballz. I mean, I really liked the first half, not in a “that-wasn’t-bad” sort of way, but actually liked it, and I rarely like anything. I think that made the second half, and therefore the movie as a whole, more galling.

  152. Righteous Bubba said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:42

    Couldn’t stand the last one, the Drunken Superhero one.

    Hancock. I liked the first half. It would have been better without the origin and so on. The other one I watched was I Am Legend and it was just too morose. In both the fast-talking from Smith was restricted and that was a relief, but obviously there are many thousands of better movies out there I could have chosen.

  153. kiki said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:42

    Oh, and I think Drunken Superhero would have been a much better title. I like to think that’s the title of the Chinese DVD version.

  154. WereBear said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:48

    One of the reasons I’m not married is I’m such an asshole when I’m sick…

    Geez, Mikey, who isn’t?

    My theater friends always recommended the hot alcohol and three blankets method to sweat it out.

    At least it takes your mind off the illness… best wishes for feeling better.

    We have a couple of friends coming over, which will be nice, and it look like it will be decided early.

    In 2004 I caved at 2 AM and got woken up with the bad news… I’m owed.

    And yes, the freepers betray themselves… don’t they always accuse people of stuff they have either done, or wanted to do?

    It’s tough to lose one’s last parent.

  155. tigrismus said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:48

    I’m only going to say this once, but I told you I’m only going to say this once. What I said was, once only am I going to say this. Can’t say again what I’m only going to say once, which is that I’m only going to say this. Once

  156. kiki said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:49

    Drunken Superhero was an even bigger hit than the other Will Smith blockbuster discussed above, Last Man On Earth Pursued By Vampires. But did you know that Will Smith was originally tapped to play the role of Neo in Life Is Computer Simulation, Machines Rule The Planet?

    Sorry. Just making myself laugh.

  157. Snorghagen said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:50

    I can’t believe I missed this amazing The-Democrats-Left-ME piece…

    Wendy Button is voting for McCain because Democrats made fun of Joe the Plumber. Good sound thinking.

    That was one weird article… but at least Button asks the question that needs to be asked:

    Where’s the op-ed about how Obama tucks in his shirt when he plays basketball or how Senator Biden buttons the top button on his golf shirt?

  158. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:51

    Perhaps. But FAIL.

    Umm, my take on it was Joe the Klein thought that Barack’s grandmother dying was a great opportunity to get some purple prose in. I mean how often do you get to dump out the following:

    And now, there is a sense that tomorrow will be the sort of day none of us ever forgets, one way or another–a day of reckoning, in the purest sense, when we will suddenly see ourselves and our country differently, for good or ill.

    It will also be the first day that Barack Obama lives without the presence of the woman who was his surrogate mother. How sad for him, how remarkable that it would happen this way.

    Sure, tomorrow’s going to be historic – we all get that. But the guy’s grandmother, the woman who – for a large part of his life – raised him, she died. That’s not your cue to practice for Primary Colors 2: The Colored.

    That plus reading some of the six minutes of deranged hate from the Freeps just pissed me off.

  159. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:52

    I like to think that’s the title of the Chinese DVD version.

    I admire the Asian fashion of giving things ultra-prosaic titles. There’s an appealing humility to it, somehow.

  160. WereBear said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:52

    Wendy Button is voting for McCain because Democrats made fun of Joe the Plumber.

    Well, in all fairness, how can one not make fun of a guy who says he’s a plumber, but isn’t, says he’s buying a business he’s not, and then leverages it all into a country & western album?

    We’re not made of stone!

  161. kiki said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:53

    Where’s the op-ed about how Obama tucks in his shirt when he plays basketball or how Senator Biden buttons the top button on his golf shirt?

    Well, abracadabra – there it is, Wendy! You’re writing it! You moron.

    The comments for that article are awesome. I’ve never seen “You’re a fuckwit” said so politely, so many times.

  162. Smut Clyde said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:56

    PLOT SPOILER ALERT would also be a good title for a Will Smith vehicle.
    “What was the name of that movie again?”
    “Plot Spoiler Alert.”
    “Yeah, yeah, I’m not asking you to tell me the whole story, just tell me what it’s called.”

    I can’t believe I missed this amazing The-Democrats-Left-ME piece…
    Wendy Button writes like she is staring into the bathroom mirror, half her mind taken up with deciding what initial to scratch.

  163. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:56

    On the plus side, I’m feeling better about calling Georgia for Obama:
    http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2008/11/on-road-atlanta-georgia.html

  164. tigrismus said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:57


    One of the reasons I’m not married is I’m such an asshole when I’m sick…

    Geez, Mikey, who isn’t?

    I’m more a pitiful pile of quiet misery.

  165. kiki said,

    November 4, 2008 at 3:59

    Apocryphal conversation between Hollywood producer and writer pitching a script:

    Writer: “I’ve got a great idea for a movie. It’s like Die Hard, only it’s set in an office building.”

    Producer: “Um, Die Hard is set in an office building.”

    Writer: “Only the first one.”

  166. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:02

    Oh, and a big bag of dicks for Wendy Button. Joe the fucking Wurlitzer Puppet? I was sympathetic to him before, but now…

    “McCain has fought and bled for our country, loves our country,” said Joe Wurzelbacher, aka “Joe the Plumber,” who has campaigned throughout Ohio with and on behalf of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. “There’s too many questions with Barack Obama and his loyalty to our country. And I question that greatly.”

    Fox News’ Neil Cavuto tried to clarify: “You’re not doubting that he’s a good American. Or you are?”

    “His ideology is completely different from what democracy stands for,” said Wurzelbacher.

  167. kiki said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:03

    It would be very ‘meta’ if you could make a movie called Spoiler, but engineer the plot so that just knowing that the movie was called Spoiler would be a spoiler. Then you could keep the title secret, so as not to spoil it.

    Or something.

  168. Andre said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:03

    For five and a half years, John McCain couldn’t lose an election.

  169. Multi Medium » Hearts Of Darkness said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:04

    [...] rallies, who kill innocent animals to express their hatred of Democrats, and who are now actually suggesting that Obama might have murdered his own grandmother to win sympathy votes. TruthMonger: she was [...]

  170. Smut Clyde said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:06

    What was that movie starring Wendy Button? The one with the restraining orders and the boiled bunny?

  171. henry lewis said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:06

    98.1%!!

  172. kiki said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:08

    What was that movie starring Wendy Button? The one with the restraining orders and the boiled bunny?

    Assuming that she’s now pro-life, in tandem with her apparently losing her marbles on every other fucking subject, I’ll go for Fetal Attraction.

    Arf.

  173. dan b said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:11

    Shouldn’t we be talking about Korir’s sudden unwillingness to release the Michelle Obama tape? This could turn the entire election!

  174. Snorghagen said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:11

    Wendy Button writes like she is staring into the bathroom mirror, half her mind taken up with deciding what initial to scratch.

    When we first met, Obama and I had a nice conversation about speeches and writing, and at the end of the meeting I handed him a pocket-sized bottle of Grey Poupon mustard so he wouldn’t have to ask staff if it was okay to put it on his hamburger. At the bottom of the bottle was the logo for “The South Beach Diet” and he snapped, “Oh so you read People magazine.” He seemed to think that I was commenting on his bathing suit picture.

    I bet Dostoevsky is looking down from Big-Shot Novelist Heaven and wishing he could have written like that.

  175. Righteous Bubba said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:13

    Shouldn’t we be talking about Korir’s sudden unwillingness to release the Michelle Obama tape?

    All dirt will be thrown upon his face.

  176. Mo's Bike Shop said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:13

    “The Return of Captain Invincible” is the canonical drunken superhero movie. Alan Arkin as Superman.

    And it’s a musical.

  177. Magda Carter said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:14

    A new day has dawned, people.
    I am sooooooo excited.
    Obama 08
    Obama 08
    Obama 08
    Obama 08
    Obama 08
    Obama 08
    Obama 08

  178. Lesley said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:16

    One of the reasons I’m not married is I’m such an asshole when I’m sick…

    Geez, Mikey, who isn’t?

    This guy.

  179. Rightwingsnarkle said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:17

    Tomorrow?

    I gotta work tomorrow, 7am to 7pm, so I don’t get home until about 8:30. I asked for the day off to do some volunteer stuff, but didn’t get it. Voted absentee last week.

    I don’t have to work wednesday, so I’ll have the teevee on some channel or other, c-span maybe, or pbs if they’re doing coverage. Not a network or cable bullshit.

    But the real action will be on the tubes. Thank god firefox supports multiple tabs. I’ll be hopping around, including 538 and of course, here.

    BTW, hope you’ll all stop by for tonight’s special election eve edition of dirty fucking hippie youtube monday.

    This is the end…

    PS – sorry about your dad, Mister DNA.

  180. henry lewis said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:21

    A new day has dawned, people.It’s 4:20 in Dusseldorf

  181. henry lewis said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:26

    That didn’t work at all.

    I blame wordpress the ümlaut.

  182. Lesley said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:29

    Tbogg has a lovely piece about the meaning of this election. The other one.

  183. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:33

    Newish K-Lo: Am I the only one who doesn’t want to change America in any fundamental way? Does that make me crazy? And alone?

    I hate to break it to you, m’dear, but you’ve always been crazy and alone.

  184. kiki said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:34

    “The Return of Captain Invincible” is the canonical drunken superhero movie. Alan Arkin as Superman.

    I’ll see that and raise you Mister Freedom, a 70s satire about a fascist superhero and his quest to convert France to the American Way. It has a frankly disturbing turn by Donald Pleasance as Mister Freedom’s demented commander, and a minor role for incest-loving crooner Serge Gainsbourg.

    And while it’s not a musical, it does have a song:

    We stand for freedom
    For one and for all
    It’s you and me-dom
    And ten feet tall …

    F! R! E-E-D!
    D-O-M spells!
    FREE-DOM!

  185. Rugged in Montana said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:37

    As a member of the Free Republic, I have to say that the Management is very good about deleting any offensive comments that might be made about Obama’s grandmother’s passing, just as they were about any wishes of death towards Ted Kennedy.

    There have also been many prayers for Obama and his family to help them get through this tragedy. I myself have prayed for Obama and his family, as no one deserves the loss of a loved one to cancer, regardless of where they stand politically.

    I hope you liberals at least recognize the many prayers being offered to Obama and his family, and also to Ted Kennedy, who I’ve also prayed for. First I prayed for his eternal soul, that he may come to know Jesus as his Lord and spend eternity in Heaven, and that he may recover from his brain cancer, as no one deserves such an ailment.

  186. kiki said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:39

    Yeah, ‘prayers’ totally cancels out that whole ‘harrassing a cancer patient to death’ thing. You guys rule.

  187. Smut Clyde said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:43

    “There’s too many questions with…” at least is more concise than “I prefer to ignore the readily-available and thoroughly-documented answers about…”.

  188. Lesley said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:44

    the most famous dog in the universe opts for tasty obama
    http://www.dooce.com/daily-chuck/2008/11/03/because-socialism-delicious

  189. Rugged in Montana said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:44

    First of all, I have no idea what you’re talking about, “harrasing a cancer paitent to death.” But I will let you know, that if it did indeed happen and your’re not making it up, than I think its reprehensible, as I’m sure the overwhelming majority of FReepers would agree with me. We are overwhelmingly Christian and Godfearing men and women who deplore such behavior, as we routinely newer FReepers that we are held to a higher standard than that, we don’t wish death on our political opponents.

  190. kiki said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:47

    Well, if you never heard of it, it never happened, right?

    If only there was some kind of large electronic database where you could find out for yourself!

    Have fun hanging out at Cancer Patient Harrasser Republic.

  191. kiki said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:47

    Or just fucking anywhere but here.

  192. Ed Marshall said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:54

    He’s talking about Andy Stephenson. He was mostly a computer security guy who crusaded on an anti-Diebold message. This made FReepers very mad around ’05.

    Andy came down with pancreatic cancer and his internet friends raised around $50k to help him get experimental surgery that his insurance wouldn’t pay for. The FReepers in their infinite wisdom decided he was scamming people and created a fraud investigation that delayed the surgery. Then he died. Then they alternated between spreading rumors that he died of AIDS and that he had faked his own death.

    Great people, you hang out with.

  193. JoeBuddha said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:54

    I sincerely pray for her good circumstances in her next life. Obama is a reflection of how she lived and how well she loved. Now, it’s up to him to prove to the world how great she was. Time will tell. Sleep well.

  194. Rugged in Montana said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:55

    Kiki, I just told you, I find what SOME of my fellow FReepers did to that cancer paitent to be morally reprehensible. I don’t understand why you can’t accept sympathy from across the political asile. Just because I’m a conservative automatically makes me a bad person, right? I don’t personally hate you guys, in fact, I find some of the things you people say here to be pretty darn funny, even if I disagree with the political message. Its one thing to hate someones political philosophy, but its something else entirely to hate the person, just because they have different political beliefs.

  195. Teh Great Gazoogle said,

    November 4, 2008 at 4:57

    Rugged in Montana said,
    As a member of the Free Republic

    Under a different name, evidently.
    And with a really hot girlfriend who lives in Canada.

  196. Ed Marshall said,

    November 4, 2008 at 5:01

    kiki, I just told you, I find what SOME of my fellow FReepers did to that cancer paitent to be morally reprehensible.

    I guess you are a bit late to the game but go fire up your FReep handle and ask about Andy Stephenson. My guess is Jim Rob bans you instantly, but if it hangs around they will eat you alive for suggesting what they did was wrong. I’d find different people to pal around with.

  197. Rugged in Montana said,

    November 4, 2008 at 5:10

    I know I probably shouldn’t admit this, given we’re on the opposite ends of the political spectrum, but even though I like Jonah Goldberg and consider him to be one of the foremost conservative intellectuals, I have on occasion laughed when you guys refer to him as “Doughy Pantload.” And that picture of him holding the buttpaste is quite amusing too, I must admit.

  198. Lesley said,

    November 4, 2008 at 5:11

    i unkillfiled rugged and then i killfiled him again.

  199. Lesley said,

    November 4, 2008 at 5:13

    by the way, “rugged”, saying you consider jonah “one of the foremost conservative intellectuals” is a real insult to the conservative intelligentsia.

  200. Arky 4 That 1 said,

    November 4, 2008 at 5:14

    So, what’s everybody doin’ for tomorrow nite?

    Chewing the finger ends, gibbering, jumping at faint noises, hiding under the covers.

    I thought of insisting that we cut all incoming information from the outside world, but the S.O. would shove me in the basement with the other unwanted things.

    I’m joking. Sorta.

    I’m going to bed early because if Obama wins my neighborhood is likely to become rather … rowdy and I’ll want to take pictures.

  201. henry lewis said,

    November 4, 2008 at 5:15

    Insist on ALLCAPS rugged.

    Don’t settle for substitutes.

  202. kiki said,

    November 4, 2008 at 5:16

    I just told you, I find what SOME of my fellow FReepers did to that cancer paitent to be morally reprehensible

    Erm, is that what you “just told me” when you said this?

    First of all, I have no idea what you’re talking about

    Pro-Tip: People around here aren’t right-wingers, and can therefore remember shit that happened ten fucking minutes ago and is recorded in print on this very screen. I know it’s tough to up your game for such a demanding crowd, but hang in there.

  203. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    November 4, 2008 at 5:19

    Shorter McLame:

    What an incredible experience it is, for a guy like myself, who’s always put my country first….

    To be an incredible lying sleazebag, to hire the rethug hatchet-men who slimed my family back in 2000, and to suck up to every right wing chickenhawk whore who’s been feeding off the kleptocracy for these past eight years…

  204. Rugged in Montana said,

    November 4, 2008 at 5:19

    I honestly never heard of Andy Stephenson and what my fellow FReepers did to him, before today. As I wasn’t a member of the Free Republic back in 2005. What I did say is that if what you claim happened actually did happen, then yes I find it to be morally reprehensible.

  205. Lesley said,

    November 4, 2008 at 5:20

    no champagne, arky?

    I expect liberals will be drinking a lot of booze in celebration tomorrow.

    McCain-voters conservatives will be partaking of the Xanax bucket.

    (Notice I specified McCain voters, not conservatives, because oodles of conservatives will also be voting for Obama tomorrow.)

  206. Ed Marshall said,

    November 4, 2008 at 5:21

    Here ya go, RIM

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1439010/posts

  207. Smut Clyde said,

    November 4, 2008 at 5:22

    Insist on ALLCAPS rugged.
    Are you saying that Rugged is not RUGGED? Oh no! Next you will tell me that Rugged is not really a member of FreeRepublic, and is only making that claim because it appears to yank Kiki’s chain, and then my child-like faith in the sincerity of anonymous strangers on the Interducts will be shattered!

    To be an incredible lying sleazebag, to hire the rethug hatchet-men who slimed my family back in 2000,
    For five and a half years McCain had no surrogates, and had to spread his slanders and fabrications by himself.

  208. Ed Marshall said,

    November 4, 2008 at 5:22

    That link doesn’t do justice. I’ll do better shortly.

  209. Lesley said,

    November 4, 2008 at 5:24

    My wife made me canvass for Obama; here’s what I learned

    Let me make it clear: I’m pretty conservative. I grew up in the suburbs. I voted for George H.W. Bush twice, and his son once. I was disappointed when Bill Clinton won, and disappointed he couldn’t run again.

    I encouraged my son to join the military. I was proud of him in Afghanistan, and happy when he came home, and angry when he was recalled because of the invasion of Iraq. I’m white, 55, I live in the South and I’m definitely going to get a bigger tax bill if Obama wins.

    I am the dreaded swing voter.

    The Republican Party would have a lot of soul searching to do if it had a soul.

  210. Rugged in Montana said,

    November 4, 2008 at 5:25

    Ah yes, Christopher Buckley, the son of the late great William F. Buckley, is who I presume you’re refering to there Lesley. I have to admit, that I am very dissapointed in the younger Buckley, that he would actually sell out his father’s legacy, all because Obama will bring America back to the years of the New Deal. Younger Buckley, misinterpreting Edmund Burke, thinks that going back to the days of the New Deal would be conservative, because it was in the past and therefore would be a reaction against Bush’s supposed “modernity.” Its a shame younger Buckley wasn’t born with his father’s intelligence.

  211. Rugged in Montana said,

    November 4, 2008 at 5:30

    “Are you saying that Rugged is not RUGGED?”

    You’re right, I’m not that RUGGED. The parody troll is whom I presume your refering to. I am the original Rugged, who first posted here back in February, until one of you liberals (most likely) decided to do a parody of me. And a pretty piss poor parody at that, claiming I’m afraid of pelicans and a member of the reformed church of aryan whiteness, whatever that is. So you’re right I’m not the parody troll RUGGED, I’m the original Rugged.

  212. Me said,

    November 4, 2008 at 5:39

    Obama:”Ich bin ein beginner”

    Okay, I gotta admit, that’s pretty good. Which is why I’m sure no rightwinger thought of it himself. Perhaps it was Dennis Miller, in one last involuntary spasm of creativity, who bestowed that line on them.

    Also, I must salute your “fair and balanced” approach to the comments, actually including the few respectful ones. Much more magnanimous than any rightblog would ever be in reverse circumstances.

  213. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    November 4, 2008 at 5:41

    So you’re right I’m not the parody troll RUGGED, I’m the original Rugged.

    Well that’s important.

  214. Rugged in Montana said,

    November 4, 2008 at 5:43

    Ma chere Mademoiselle, it is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that we welcome you tonight.

    And now we invite you to relax, let us pull up a chair as the government proudly presents – your dinner!

    Be our guest! Be our guest!

    Put our service to the test

    Give your money to the IRS,

    And we’ll provide the rest

    Welfare check

    Free health care

    Why, we always do what’s fair!

    Try abortion!

    Costs no money!

    Don’t believe me?

    Ask Cass Sunstein!

    He makes law as he wants

    After all, Miss, this is France!

    It’s the Bill of Rights the judges here detest!

    Go on, unfold your menu

    Take a glance, and then you’ll

    Be our guest,

    Oui our guest,

    Be our guest!

    Meet Iran

    Syria

    North Korea and Cuba!

    Who cares about preconditions

    When we’re all just global citizens!

    You’re alone

    And you’re scared

    But Iran’s nukes are prepared!

    No one’s gloomy or complaining

    When Mahmoud is entertaining!

    He tells jokes, he does tricks

    And his boots we all can lick!

    It’s surrender

    ‘Cause we’re always second best

    Come on and lift your glass

    We kiss dictators’ ass!

    So be our guest

    If you’re stressed, it’s socialism we suggest

    Be our guest, be our guest, be our guest

  215. kiki said,

    November 4, 2008 at 5:44

    Obviously, as with all troll engagement, caveating this post for troll awareness, but what the fuck:

    “…then yes I find it to be morally reprehensible …”

    So, you won’t be going to FR any more then?

    Because, dude, seriously, if I found out that the collective posters at Sadly, No! had deliberately made some innocent guy’s cancer worse before he died, I wouldn’t want to hang around here any more, or go around saying “the posters at Sadly, No! are really decent, honest people”.

    Just saying.

  216. T. Trollberg (Trolly) McTrollerton said,

    November 4, 2008 at 5:47

    To the trolling entity calling itself Rugged in Montana:

    Our records show that you relinquished your handle in April of this year.

    To wit:

    Article 11, Section 5, Paragraph vii:

    Non-use lasting 45 days (continuous) constitutes nym abandonment…

  217. Innocent Bystander said,

    November 4, 2008 at 5:53

    Rugged in Montanna @ 5:30

    “So you’re right I’m not the parody troll RUGGED, I’m the original Rugged.”

    I doubt that…I think your imposter#2 of Rugged in Montanna. There are at least 3 parody trolls of Rugged in Montanna, as well.

    I wish all imposters/parody trolls would number their nom de plumes accordingly for to minimize reader confusion. For instance, I think we have 50 mutations of Gary Ruppert posting here.

  218. Rugged in Montana said,

    November 4, 2008 at 5:56

    Of course I’m still going to stay on the Free Republc. That was only one incident, and I still don’t know the complete story, so for now I’m just taking your word for it. We all make mistakes, myself included. However, I’ve made many deep friendships on the Free Republic, and I find the overwhelming majority of the people there to be patriotic, intelligent, Godfearng men and women, who sincerly love their God and their Country and truly want whats best for her. I enjoy my time over there, and I don’t plan on leaving. They are my friends, and my fellow conservative brothers and sisters. And I care about them deeply.

  219. EnfantTerrible said,

    November 4, 2008 at 5:59

    The news of Grandma Dunham’s passing has softened my mood considerably. Like I said earlier, fuck the freepers – there are more powerful ways of dealing with our reactions to death, such as music:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNld8nKntVw

    Now, don’t the freepers seem so much more inconsequential now? The next 28 hours for me will consist of equal parts of bearing witness to history being made, feeling relief that reality will finally be vindicated in this country, and drinking toasts to Grandma Dunham and the cloud of saints I have known, who have longed for such a day but didn’t live to see it with their own eyes. Prodigious amounts of alcohol will be involved, as should be the case at any respectable wake.

  220. Indiana McOhio said,

    November 4, 2008 at 6:00

    Hey, Chickenshit Rugged in Mom-tana and Chickenshit The Tr-oaf; get lost now for tonight and don’t come back until McWattles wins.

  221. Lesley said,

    November 4, 2008 at 6:01

    Another “card carrying” republican who is voting for Obama.

    For a long time, moderate conservatives have buried their heads in the sand; believed their party hadn’t been overtaken by the fringe-monsters of the ribs, bucket, and watermelon graphics-making variety. Those who have been paying attention during the election campaign have realized that’s exactly what’s happened.

    McCain has not distanced himself from the “souls that, crablike, crawl continually toward darkness, going backward in life rather than advancing, using their experience to increase their deformity, growing continually worse, and becoming steeped more and more thoroughly in the intensifying viciousness, but invited them in, hired them, made them an instrumental part of his campaign. The gist of McCain’s campaign is a promise to perpetuate more of the Bush crazy with a little lip service to the so-called joe plumbers, using a cardboard cutout of his idea of what working people represent. Even his cutout fails…Joe not being a plumber and all.

    If more moderate conservatives and even some neocons are voting for Obama it’s because they’ve become alienated and disgusted with the direction of the party they’ve voted for out of habit and loyalty for years. Many of them have kids in the armed forces. They are losing their homes, their jobs. Nothing about the Republican Party cares for them or their interests.

    Their vote for Obama is a vote against what the GOP has become.

  222. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    November 4, 2008 at 6:01

    You reek of shoelimpy.

    And that’s not good.

  223. J— said,

    November 4, 2008 at 6:01

    I’d like to present Rugged in Montana #17, Rugged in Montana #6, Rugged in Montana #47…

  224. T. Trollberg (Trolly) McTrollerton said,

    November 4, 2008 at 6:03

    to minimize reader confusion

    To address this problem, I’ve submitted a proposal to the Standing Committee whereby all internet commenters adopt the mandatory label Anonymous.

  225. Anonymous™³²®© said,

    November 4, 2008 at 6:06

    To address this problem, I’ve submitted a proposal to the Standing Committee whereby all internet commenters adopt the mandatory label Anonymous.

    Excellent suggestion!

  226. Ignacio Shrews said,

    November 4, 2008 at 6:11

    I’m for constantly rotating stupid names.

  227. Arky 4 That 1 said,

    November 4, 2008 at 6:12

    no champagne, arky?

    Ask me on Wednesday. Or (maybe) this time tomorrow.

  228. Doctor Missus Marita said,

    November 4, 2008 at 6:18

    I wish all imposters/parody trolls would number their nom de plumes accordingly for to minimize reader confusion. For instance, I think we have 50 mutations of Gary Ruppert posting here.

    Perhaps, but there’s only one Ann Althouse.

  229. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    November 4, 2008 at 6:21

    You reek of shoelimpy.
    And that’s not good.

    Oh come on, you can’t tell me you don’t miss this.

  230. J— said,

    November 4, 2008 at 6:23

    To address this problem, I’ve submitted a proposal to the Standing Committee whereby all internet commenters adopt the mandatory label Anonymous.

    But that’s my real name!

  231. Barrayaran said,

    November 4, 2008 at 6:24

    Rugged in Montana — it’s probably the least of what you’ve missed viewing things through red-state-colored specs, but please do re-view the first 30 minutes or so of The Last Supper. The “very conservative” “war hero” who’s killed during that period? He’s a serial killer who’s been murdering young girls. Yes, truly.

    Curiously, my take on the movie was that it was the abandonment of their liberal principles that led to the students’ moral corruption, and ultimately their deaths.

  232. Anonymous™³²®© said,

    November 4, 2008 at 6:25

    Oh come on, you can’t tell me you don’t miss this.

    I’m sure a couple(?) of parody trolls don’t miss it.

  233. J— said,

    November 4, 2008 at 6:31

    Ah, yes. And let us go back to the times of threads dedicated to annieangel and threads dedicated to everything but annieangel. Those were the Good Old Days.

  234. Smut Clyde said,

    November 4, 2008 at 6:32

    I’m for constantly rotating stupid names.
    I got your constantly-rotating stupid name here!
    I prefer to keep my stupid name in the boot, so it remains free of wear-and-tear for when it’s needed in an emergency. Like a vice-president.

  235. Lesley said,

    November 4, 2008 at 6:33

    check this out.

    The Line for Obama Rally at Invesco
    http://majikthise.typepad.com/majikthise_/2008/11/the-line-for-ob.html

  236. Ed Marshall said,

    November 4, 2008 at 6:35

    But I’m afraid I cannot honor your request to leave. I’m going to be here throughout this election process, until PA is called for McCain in the wee hours and the Great Liberal Freakout begins.

    I think you need to wait till 11:00 because the media are going to be big chickenshits but PA won’t be called then, VA and HI will and that’s the end of the night. McCain loses. It doesn’t matter what happens after that for you. The gimmes plus VA is the end of a John McCain map. After that they won’t care and it’s a bloodbath for republicans. They just start calling everything.

  237. Lesley said,

    November 4, 2008 at 6:37

    How can you folks be paying attention to right wing trolls at a time like this?

    Killfile them already.

    I hope SN takes a holiday from the wingnuts tomorrow. I mean, after eight long years, it’s time to take a break, no? Yes.

  238. J— said,

    November 4, 2008 at 6:38

    Eternal vigilance is the price of one’s wingnut watcher wings.

  239. Rugged in Montana said,

    November 4, 2008 at 6:42

    Give me a break son, PA will go for McCain. Thanks of course to Obama’s remarks about people who believe in God and own guns are “bitter.” Now this will be interesting, Pennsylvania hasn’t gone Republican since 1988, maybe this will be the start of a new trend.

    Virginia is an entirely different story. It is a solid red state, which hasn’t voted for a Democrat since 1964, and won’t this year either, despite what leftwing pollsters and the dinosaur media want you to think. I’m predicting McCain will win Virginia by at least 5 percentage points.

    I’m definately looking foward to tommarrow.

  240. Rugged in Montana said,

    November 4, 2008 at 6:43

    Of course, PA won’t be called until the end of the night. But hey, this is the media we’re talking about, they’re not know for honesty.

  241. T. Trollberg (Trolly) McTrollerton said,

    November 4, 2008 at 6:45

    I prefer to keep my stupid name in the boot

    And by boot you mean bonnet…I mean lorry…I mean lift…I mean loo…

  242. Ed Marshall said,

    November 4, 2008 at 6:53

    Give me a break son, PA will go for McCain. Thanks of course to Obama’s remarks about people who believe in God and own guns are “bitter.” Now this will be interesting, Pennsylvania hasn’t gone Republican since 1988, maybe this will be the start of a new trend.

    Virginia is an entirely different story. It is a solid red state, which hasn’t voted for a Democrat since 1964, and won’t this year either, despite what leftwing pollsters and the dinosaur media want you to think. I’m predicting McCain will win Virginia by at least 5 percentage points.

    I’ve got right about $600 in my bank account. I’ll give you that $600 for $300 on McCain winning either of those states. 1:2 odds. Wanna play?

  243. Rugged in Montana said,

    November 4, 2008 at 6:58

    I’m not a gambling man, but this time I’ll make an exception.

  244. Anonymous™³²®© said,

    November 4, 2008 at 6:58

    Poll Porn

    Final Survey USA election poll… the great state of Pennsylvania! 52-43.

    -Atrios 23:08

    Let us now lead our trolls in a round of whistling past the rethuglican graveyard.

  245. Rugged in Montana said,

    November 4, 2008 at 7:05

    Like I mentioned earlier, polls are biased. Any idiot claiming to be a pollster can make his poll show whatever results he desires. Simply by overrepresenting certain groups disproportionate to their actual numbers. For example, if a certain pollster wants to show the Democratic candidate winning around 60%, than he would poll sixty Democrats for every forty Republicans, which would come pretty darn close to his desired result. Of course, you’ll get some Democrats switching sides to vote Republican, and some Republicans switching sides to vote Democrat, but that happens in every election. The end result would still be close to the one the pollster originally desired. Its all simple mathematics my friend.

  246. Ed Marshall said,

    November 4, 2008 at 7:11

    Simple Math, RIM, I’m offering you $600 if McCain wins PA and VA. You only need to put up $300. This should be easy money for you. You don’t have $300? I’ll take it in installments. Do you believe in the McCainiacs or not?

  247. Lesley said,

    November 4, 2008 at 7:11

    from one of Canada’s borderline wingnuts
    Proud to be American once again
    I don’t know what kind of president Barack Obama will be, but I know this: He has made me proud of America again. And also of Americans…. I am a Canadian who was born and grew up in the United States. For most people like me, the past few years have been dreadful. We lost our native country to men without honour. We lost it to people who authorized torture, secret prisons and indefinite detention. We lost it to people who made America hated and feared around the world and then, for good measure, presided over a global financial collapse. We gave up trying to defend America to all those critics who love to wallow in its wickedness – because, for once, they were right, and we were ashamed.

    I don’t know how Mr. Obama will do as president, but I know this: He will give Americans their country back. He will work to make it the kind of country that people can respect again.

  248. T. Trollberg (Trolly) McTrollerton said,

    November 4, 2008 at 7:12

    I’ll give you that $600 for $300 on McCain winning

    I’m not a gambling man, but this time I’ll make an exception.

    Please send the above sums care of myself to the International Internet Traditions Awareness Institute for safekeeping until such time as the last wingnut has declared the election result valid.

  249. Ed Marshall said,

    November 4, 2008 at 7:12

    I’ll give you $600 if he wins either of them.

  250. Innocent Bystander said,

    November 4, 2008 at 7:13

    If I were Rugged in Montanna (#11), I’d do a 2nd mortgage on the double-wide and pawn the Ford 8N and go all in on McCain…Intrade is offering up once-in-a-lifetime odds to clean up on!

    BTW, Obama just took Dixville Notch. When Republicans lose Dixville Notch, NH, they are fu<ked.

  251. Ed Marshall said,

    November 4, 2008 at 7:16

    I’m not a gambling man, but this time I’ll make an exception.

    If that amounts to a take, be here Nov. 5. I’ll pay up. I expect the same. I’ve never welched in my life. When you lose I want my $300.

  252. Mugged in Rontana said,

    November 4, 2008 at 7:16

    Goddammit, they got my wallet!

  253. Rugged in Montana said,

    November 4, 2008 at 7:16

    Deal, my liberal friend.

  254. Anonymous™³²®© said,

    November 4, 2008 at 7:16

    Innocent Bystander said,

    November 4, 2008 at 7:13

    If I were Rugged in Montanna (#11), I’d do a 2nd mortgage on the double-wide and pawn the Ford 8N and go all in on McCain…Intrade is offering up once-in-a-lifetime odds to clean up on!

    Don’t forget the M1.

  255. Lesley said,

    November 4, 2008 at 7:21

    next week Palin will have her very own show on Fox. She’s damned if she’ll return to Alaska now that she’s had a taste of Armani and Louis Vuitton

  256. Ed Marshall said,

    November 4, 2008 at 7:23

    Deal, my liberal friend.

    We’ve just started. I’ll liberate $600 from the rest of my budget but I want my $300 if things don’t pan out your way. Don’t make me think worse of conservatives by hiding.

  257. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    November 4, 2008 at 7:23

    Oh well, I had hoped that early voting would be so overwhelming that Obama would have won before Election Day even started.

    Still got an hour and 40 mins here until Election Day, but I work early.

    Get out there and vote, all you crazy Sadly people in the U.S. what haven’t already voted. And I say that with love.

  258. Anonymous™³²®© said,

    November 4, 2008 at 7:24

    I have a good friend in Nigeria who would be happy to assist with the transaction.

  259. henry lewis said,

    November 4, 2008 at 7:25

    from one of Canada’s borderline wingnuts

    Margaret Wente…(retch!).

    Real nice. Especially coming from the same comfort-addicted, well-spoken hater who creamed her undies every time Bush threatened a brown person back before it was okay to call the emporor naked.

  260. justme said,

    November 4, 2008 at 7:32

    Man, Saturday Night Live is going to hate it when this election is over.

  261. Lesley said,

    November 4, 2008 at 7:33

    henry, i can’t stand wente either – and wish to god she’d never relocated to canada – but it’s telling that she’s more in favour of obama than mccain. for all of her faults she can’t reasonably side with the mcpalin nutbase.

  262. xcrty said,

    November 4, 2008 at 7:42

    I’m sure it is quite embarrassing to constantly be called out as a hypocrite.</I/

    By the Republican-I-hate-fags-just-ignore-that-dick-in-my-ass-Party?

    By the G-fiscally-responsible-O-how-many-trillion-can-we-burn-P?

    Sure is. Devastating, in fact.

  263. stackozone said,

    November 4, 2008 at 7:47

    It’ll be a happy day at the ozone pad when the great state of Arizona goes for the hypnobama.

    Anywho, 15 hours until the great drunken vote-a-thon hits full swig. Uh, swing.

  264. justme said,

    November 4, 2008 at 7:50

    How can you folks be paying attention to right wing trolls at a time like this?

    Killfile them already.

    What?!? But their tears taste like nectar and the flop sweat smells like a freshly mowed lawn in the middle of a wildflower field.

  265. henry lewis said,

    November 4, 2008 at 7:50

    We’ll give her that, Lesley.

    I just looked up Dixville Notch on the Google Map. How very cool and it’s in my neck of the woods.

    Will the wave become a tsunami?

  266. cowalker said,

    November 4, 2008 at 7:57

    This is funny, in a horrible, anti-humanitarian way.

    http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2124036/replies?c=9
    To: originalbuckeye
    Actually, despite being a banker, she was quite the leftist herself (along with her husband, Barry’s putative grandfather, who was a truly raving leftist).

    9 posted on 11/03/2008 3:29:40 PM PST by livius

    So the poster thinks it’s appropriate to imply (“putative”), on the basis of absolutely nothing, that the recently deceased Madelyn Dunham cuckholded her husband, and that “Stanley Ann” wasn’t her husband’s child. Yeah, right.

    http://www.kansasprairie.net/kansasprairieblog/?p=8218

    “Putative” my lily-white (possibly ancestrally affected by marauding Vikings, Huns, extremely attractive persons of color and depredations committed by “white” males who didn’t recognize the personhood of non-whites) ass.

    That is an amazingly outrageous assumption to make about Obama’s grandmother.

  267. ckc (not kc) said,

    November 4, 2008 at 7:57

    ..I’m pleasantly aware that I’m touching a nerve here..

    Whatever turns your crank

  268. henry lewis said,

    November 4, 2008 at 8:20

    Funny how many pundits are saying, now that McLame’s last gasp comeback has really and truly, for sure, failed to materialize, that America has been changing.

    Weiners.

    Couldn’t track a muddy dog across a clean floor.

  269. Steve Austin's Leg said,

    November 4, 2008 at 8:25

    Hey…. way back up there….. way way back up there:

    Rugged in Montana: Dude. If you’re gonna wear a rug, it totally defeats the purpose to run around announcing the fact.

  270. Lesley said,

    November 4, 2008 at 8:28

    I don’t know how I’m going to get through work tomorrow and I’m a Canadian!

    soooooooo excited about John McPalin’s loss. Does this make me a bad person?

  271. Christine 16.5 said,

    November 4, 2008 at 9:07

    Did you guys see the very first comment at Newsbusters? It’s either violently stupid or parody trolling on a scale not seen since the invasion of Normandy, to wit:

    i think it very suspisious that barack husain obama’s grammy died only one day before the day to re elect obama? they probabley kept her alive longer than necesary in order to let her died on before the night before election day. so people will say ‘oh poor obama grammy, i better veto for him”. whatever. he is still a socalist who pals around with terorits in his own living room and he wonts to give my peace of pie to somebody else.

    its to bad that his poor grammy had to die latter than normal in order to get barack husain obama re elected to the white house.

    The scariest thing of all? I can’t be for sure that it’s really a joke.

  272. Pim said,

    November 4, 2008 at 9:22

    And the odds that those odds are worse than the odds that the earth will be swallowed whole by a giant spacegoing billy goat?

    That sounds convenient. I reckon we will put the freepers on the first evacuation ship when first signs show up that this is about to happen? So they can make our new habitat safe from liberals?

  273. Thursday said,

    November 4, 2008 at 9:23

    Sorry for the rain, but I thought I’d mention Greg Palast:

    Begin with this harsh statistic: since the last election, more than ten million voters have been purged from the nation’s vote registries. And that’s just the start of the steal.

    If the noncount were random, it wouldn’t matter. But it’s not random. A US Civil Rights Commission analysis shows that the chance a black voter’s ballot will “spoil” or be blank is 900 percent higher than a white voter’s.

    More here: http://www.truthout.org/110308A

  274. Johnny Coelacanth said,

    November 4, 2008 at 9:34

    It would be very ‘meta’ if you could make a movie called Spoiler, but engineer the plot so that just knowing that the movie was called Spoiler would be a spoiler. Then you could keep the title secret, so as not to spoil it.

    kiki, I am -so- in love with you right now.

  275. Doug Watts said,

    November 4, 2008 at 9:37

    Let’s remember folks that twerps on our side can sound just as rotten and spiteful.

    A gent over at Wonkette this weekend was screaming about how selfish it was for Sarah Palin not to abort her baby because he has Downs Syndrome and is just a “retard.” To wit:

    “I’ll tell you what is TRULY “absolutely disgusting”: bringing a retarded child into the world knowing that it will never be able to take care of itself or have a normal life just to validate your nutty God-botherer credentials to the other nutty God-botherers.”

    http://wonkette.com/404043/mccain-supporters-consider-mass-suicide#comments

    The Intertubes does not bring out the best in humans when we are prompted in a properly Pavlovian fashion to snort out nasty snot.

    Cheers.

  276. Doctorb said,

    November 4, 2008 at 9:46

    Well yeah and also when we find places where people aren’t likely to disagree with us or call us on our obnoxious shit. Which is why all extremists should be rounded up and fed to fuching ferrets.

  277. justme said,

    November 4, 2008 at 9:49

    Doug,

    Unfortunate proof, once again, of the Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory.

  278. robert green said,

    November 4, 2008 at 9:58

    doug watts

    here’s the difference. anyone can post at wonkette. you register, you post. if i were a ratfucking republican (i’m sorry, was that redundant?) i would leave posts like that all over the place, to create your sense of false equivalency.

    whereas, at freerepublic, they ferret out heretics quickly. what you are seeing there is straight up mass hate, none of this namby pamby maybe-a-guy-who-may-be-one-our-side, but real genuine right wing fever swamp.

    The intertubes are full of people who think that two things on two different sides of any issues always cancel each other out, and are unable therefore to recognize anything approaching reality.

    so fuck your cheers and your tendentious bullshit.

  279. jim said,

    November 4, 2008 at 10:15

    What bothers me the most is that these people are not going away.

    Actually, if Obama has the nads to follow up on the intention expressed to go after any or all criminal activities of BushCo, with regard to the more highly-connected wingnuts I’d beg to differ … some of them may indeed be “going away” on an adventure into the bowels of the penal system.

    Bon voyage, says I.

  280. Just Alison said,

    November 4, 2008 at 10:56

    These people have real style.

    And jim, I’m with you on the ‘going away’ thing – a fine time for a holiday, methinks.

    Good luck for termorrer, USians. I feel like a kid the night before Christmas – I won’t be able to sleep for the excitement, and I’m on the other side of the ferkin’ planet. I have no idea how you folks are going to stand it.

  281. Magda Carter said,

    November 4, 2008 at 13:20

    Help me here people.
    Americans are getting up right now and going to the polls, right? On a school day? Just trying to get this all in perspective…
    So it’s the most important day ever in my natural born life. I told my kids as I kissed them goodnight that the first black president of America (AMERICA) is about to be elected in the most powerful country in the world. And didn’t lie.
    I’m pulling the kids out of school to watch history & believe it’s the right thing to do…assure me the electorate agrees…

  282. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    November 4, 2008 at 14:31

    the deed is done!

    i got to the polls here in arlington at five after six and said “holy shit” when i saw the lines out the door, up the stairs and around the building almost to the rear parking lot.

    done in less than fifty minutes. they had electronic check in rather than the little old ladies with the mainframe printouts, and that certainly helped, along with at least eight touchscreens and an optical scanner ballot option.

    i kinda feel bad for the folks who waited three to four hours to vote early last saturday.
    stoat, voted up in va | 11.04.08 – 7:14 am |

    That’s for you, Magda. People in Virginia aren’t turning out in record numbers early in the morning because they’re excited about voting for McSame.

  283. (Lex) Palianated said,

    November 4, 2008 at 14:40

    Oh heavens…..the Freepers are worse than I have seen in a long time.

    Did anyone else read about the bogus claims about voting being spread around? The “Republicans vote on Tuesday, Democrats on Weds.” as well as this Holocaust stuff? This is SOOOO dirty yet it’s still happening!

  284. Rightwingsnarkle said,

    November 4, 2008 at 14:56

    Will the wave become a tsunami?

    As the rockslide becomes an avalanche; the snowflake a blizzard; the raindrop a raging monsoon; the humble egg a Denny’s Grand Slam.

  285. Tommy T said,

    November 4, 2008 at 15:26

    Ok – you beat me to it, but just because I was incapacitated..

    http://www.first-draft.com/2008/11/just-in-case-yo.html

  286. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    November 4, 2008 at 15:47

    Quote from the FAUX nooze weather lady: It’s been decades since we’ve had weather this nice on election day in central Ohio.

  287. tigrismus said,

    November 4, 2008 at 15:49

    At just after 8, we were voters 303 and 304 in my smallish town. Not bad!

  288. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    November 4, 2008 at 15:51

    And now I’ll put on my Dave Broder hat:

    I got my hair cut this Saturday, and my barber told me he thinks it’s going to be a landslide.

    For Obama.

    /broder

  289. alec said,

    November 4, 2008 at 15:53

    Give me a break son, PA will go for McCain. Thanks of course to Obama’s remarks about people who believe in God and own guns are “bitter.” Now this will be interesting, Pennsylvania hasn’t gone Republican since 1988, maybe this will be the start of a new trend.

    Virginia is an entirely different story. It is a solid red state, which hasn’t voted for a Democrat since 1964, and won’t this year either, despite what leftwing pollsters and the dinosaur media want you to think. I’m predicting McCain will win Virginia by at least 5 percentage points.

    The McCain campaign, ladies and gentlemen, has been running on media smoke and mirrors. They’ve spent millions of dollars trying to act out the PUMA fantasy of Pennsylvania turning on Obama for not being white enough; they’ve spent more, and precious time leading up to the election, trying to win back Virginia by convincing typically Republican DC exurb voters that they’re communists and the idiots down south are who really matter.

    McCain is a media creature, he’s played by the media’s rules, and the media are giving him every chance they possibly could to win this one. They should have called it last week, and I doubt they’ll let it sink in for a month.

    And Rugged will still be saying this dumb shit after PA goes to Obama by two-digit numbers and VA goes Obama before the polls close.

  290. alec said,

    November 4, 2008 at 15:54

    For Obama.

    /broder

    So Obama’s going to win the election, eh? What wonderful news . . . for McCain!!!1

  291. stryx said,

    November 4, 2008 at 15:58

    Thunder’s right- the weather’s gonna be gorgeous across Ohio today. Turnout will unreal.

    Lively Up Yourself.

  292. Pirate of Dr BLT songs and samples said,

    November 4, 2008 at 16:06

    I’m terribly embarrassed for the few apparently Republican individuals who would make cruel, insensitive, cynical comments over a situation involving Obama’s deeply personal loss. My sympathies go out to Obama and his family at this time. He may not have received my vote, but I think we all owe him our heartfelt sympathies.

  293. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    November 4, 2008 at 16:20

    Darn it, WordPress oppressed my youtube link to Three Little Birds.

    Rock on, stryx. And don’t worry about a thing…

  294. Right blogosphere claiming “Obama murdered his grandmother” » A Couple Things » A couple things about politics, sports, travel, and other stuff. said,

    November 4, 2008 at 16:24

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  295. actor212 said,

    November 4, 2008 at 16:27

    Gavin, I want to thank you for posting some of the more heartfelt and respectful responses. I think it’s important to realize that not everyone who hangs out in that hideous hellhole is a hideous hellspawn.

    But damn, the others sure go out of their way to make up the lost ground!

  296. actor212 said,

    November 4, 2008 at 16:28

    Americans are getting up right now and going to the polls, right? On a school day? Just trying to get this all in perspective…

    Magda, Federal elections are federal holidays, so most cities and states close their offices, there’s no mail delivery, and generally, schools are closed.

  297. actor212 said,

    November 4, 2008 at 16:32

    Any idiot claiming to be a pollster can make his poll show whatever results he desires.

    I’d like to take a poll: how many SadlyNaughts think RiM is fulla shit?

    RiM, we’ll publish that as the latest Zogby poll showing an Obama victory, mmmmmmmmmmmK? ;-)

  298. Righteous Bubba said,

    November 4, 2008 at 16:41

    Too many cooks spoil the broth and the result is that the McCain campaign has exploded like a space rocket.

  299. MzNicky said,

    November 4, 2008 at 16:51

    People in Virginia aren’t turning out in record numbers early in the morning because they’re excited about voting for McSame.

    That’s my feeling about seeing and hearing about all these long lines this morning — it’s GOTTA be for OBAMA!

    I am so excited today I don’t know what to do with myself. I just don’t know what to do. I think I’ll make a cake.

    Hearing about Obama’s grandmother’s death started the waterworks last night. Then this a.m. Magda Carter’s comment above brought tears to my eyes. Watching the clip of Obama voting with his beautiful family around him brought tears to my eyes. DANGNABIT I am NOT a weepy sentimentalist type! I am a cranky old BITCH!! and I have been voting for Dems for president since 1972 for pete’s sake!! There’s no crying in POLITICS!! I guess I’ve been Hypnobamaized!!!

  300. stryx said,

    November 4, 2008 at 16:52

    Too many cooks spoil the broth SAMMICH and the result is that the McCain campaign has exploded like a space rocket FAULTY SHIT MOAT.

  301. henry lewis said,

    November 4, 2008 at 16:53

    And don’t worry about a thing…

  302. MzNicky said,

    November 4, 2008 at 16:57

    Stevie Wonder is God.

  303. (Lex) Palianated said,

    November 4, 2008 at 16:59

    Wow, only one more day of political ads. This is great! Of course if we win here it won’t end the wingnut seizures. I’m looking for some serious “situational Tourette’s” out of this one.

  304. Mo's Bike Shop said,

    November 4, 2008 at 17:04

    There is, in fact, an alternative explanation.

    Mikey, was referring to the RIM/RiM dealie, you pie-script user you.

    LOL. IZ NOT ORTHOGRAFIK NAZI!

  305. Gary Ruppert said,

    November 4, 2008 at 17:24

    The fact is, I’ve got your proof of voter fraud taking place right here.

  306. Xecky Gilchrist said,

    November 4, 2008 at 17:55

    the weather’s gonna be gorgeous across Ohio today.

    Great news. Here in Salt Lake City it’s wrath-o-god-grade raining, so I’m glad I voted early.

    Actually, piss-poor weather here might be good news for Obama, but I think Cap’n Long Nate Silver is right that Utah has a 0% chance of going blue.

    Though my dear old dad went before hours to the first day of early voting in his town, just so he could be the first person in Utah to vote so Obama would be in the lead at least for a few seconds. I love my Dad, priceless curmudgeon he.

  307. OneMan said,

    November 4, 2008 at 18:22

    One more positive note from Seattle today…yesterday I dropped off my absentee ballot downtown at lunch and in the literally 10 seconds I was at the drop-off box a dozen other people came in to drop off their ballots as well. Then as I walked away from the building I saw a veritable…shall I say…tsunami of people bringing their ballots for early drop off.

    Made me feel good, it did.

  308. Interrobang said,

    November 4, 2008 at 19:58

    We come to “garnish earthlings with cilantro”.

    Barack Obama versus Zalgon Twenty Six McCain?!

  309. Bagelsan said,

    November 4, 2008 at 21:44

    OneMan, I wasn’t too worried about Seattle (I switched my vote from there to PA, where I go to school) but that’s still awesome to hear! ^^

  310. Just Alison said,

    November 5, 2008 at 0:12

    Xecky, that’s gorgeous. May any gods that exist bless your dad for such a thoughtful gesture – I could imagine my dad doing the same, although in his case he’d round up a dozen mates from his days in National Service to go with him (he’s a real community organiser type, my dad).

  311. V said,

    November 5, 2008 at 1:54

    Srsly, WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU? An accusation like this is terrible.
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