Nov
9

Two Minute America’s Shittiest Website™ Symposium




Posted at 18:11 by Tintin

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Clint Bollocks: Obama’s election is just the excuse we need to throw affirmative action out the window.

Linda “Not Cesar or Hugo” Chavez: America can no longer be called a racist country inasmuch as only 48% of the country voted against the Negro. Latinas, however, are still fucked.

Roger Clodd: If a black man can be elected President, it just goes to show that unemployed blacks are lazy.

Wardell Connerly: The only good thing for whites about a black man in the White House is that we no longer need to feel “white guilt.”

Cakehole James: I’m a black conservative who tried to volunteer to work at the polls on Tuesday. Even though the Democrat there was nice to me and the Republican ignored me, I’m still a Republican who hates Obama.

Deroy Turducken: Jesse Jackson is so screwed.

Abigal Drangundsturm: It doesn’t strike me that the Obama family is really all that black because it has two parents and two beautiful children.

W. Bradford Wilcox IV: The best thing about Barry is he probably won’t have an intern perform fellatio on him in the Oval Office.

206 Comments »

  1. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    November 9, 2008 at 18:14

    I’m still enjoying their bitter tears.

  2. PeeJ said,

    November 9, 2008 at 18:26

    Aaaah, they’re just jealous. They know they won’t be getting any WH (should we still be calling it the White House?) dinner invitations. Yummmm. Fried chicken, collards, chitlins. Yummy. Waterfuckingmelon!

    I so totally want them to do a state dinner with that menu.

  3. Mister Olimpiaclu Mating-Northwestern said,

    November 9, 2008 at 18:26

    A link would be good.

    [Clif adds: The Symposium image was the link, but I just added a text link too.]

  4. Ken Lowery said,

    November 9, 2008 at 18:35

    OT, but guys, you gotta see this:

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2127130/posts

    1) Ratings don’t work that way, dears.

    2) They’re so close to self-awareness, and yet…

  5. PeeJ said,

    November 9, 2008 at 18:47

    Freeperville is back up?

    FOX now SUX bigtime! :-(

    Why can’t we have something like a 20min daily FreeRepublic video newscast that we can download and watch?

    Even if it is mainly a rewrite of stuff from FOX it would at least be by our own guys and could poke fun when fun poking is due.

    I love that – let’s plagiarize Fox so it would be by their own guys…. Teh stoopid™! Though I am sure it would be a hoot to wtch. For the first time or two, much like Conservapedia was really funny but quickly cloyed.

  6. Gerald Curl said,

    November 9, 2008 at 18:48

    The symposium was amusing, but I really got a kick out of the Mona Charen column on the front page. She says that the Democrats are late to electing a black president; the Republicans were ready in 1996, but Colin Powell robbed them of that chance by not running.

  7. OTB said,

    November 9, 2008 at 18:48

    Joe Torre is blogging now?

  8. OTB said,

    November 9, 2008 at 18:49

    I meant Lou Pinella, sorry.

  9. Rusty Shackleford (not that one) said,

    November 9, 2008 at 18:54

    If there was any glimmer of hope for conservatives in Tuesday’s election, it was that the election of the first black president will finally settle the question of whether America is a racist country. – L. Chavez

    Soooo… since America elected a Muslim I suppose it similarly settles the question of whether America is a Christian nation.

  10. Mr. Wonderful said,

    November 9, 2008 at 18:55

    From the Freeper site:

    To: veritas2002

    I’m done with Teevee. Let them all go to hell.

    “…except Cave Twelve.”

  11. tigrismus said,

    November 9, 2008 at 19:01

    Soooo… since America elected a Muslim I suppose it similarly settles the question of whether America is a Christian nation.

    Ooh, ooh, I want to get in on this action, too! Since America elected a Marxist it should settle the question of whether America is a conservative nation. Suck on THAT hope-glimmer, Reppies!

  12. henry lewis said,

    November 9, 2008 at 19:01

    But no, in this way: The liberal tendency to shirk personal responsibility, or tolerate those who do, generally is bad for everyone, but especially for those from disadvantaged backgrounds — who, in 2008, are disproportionately black.

    Roger Clegg is president and general counsel of the Center for Equal Opportunity.

    Sanctimony, stupidity, lies, hatred and plenty of strawmen.

    Willful ignorance, historical blindness and disturbing lack of shame.

    Center for Equal Opportunity=Society for the Preservation of Barely Plausible Racist Deniability.

    Ass.

  13. Gary Ruppert said,

    November 9, 2008 at 19:02

    The fact is, FOX NEWS are now traiters. They have sold out and no longer represent my views, or most of the Heartland, so we will not watch them. They will pay for becoming stealth liberals and not supporting McCain, or Putting America Fist.

  14. Arky 4 That 1 said,

    November 9, 2008 at 19:08

    Alternate even shorter Simposeurum: N!gger, N!gger, N!gger!

    She says that the Democrats are late to electing a black president; the Republicans were ready in 1996, but Colin Powell robbed them of that chance by not running.

    Alan Keyes ran in 1996 and 2000.

    Moaning Charon’s Fail Bucket overfloweth.

  15. Anonymous said,

    November 9, 2008 at 19:10

    Ken, it took until post 247 for someone to say the magic word Neilsen.
    Wait, no, they misspelled it as Neilson.

    Sigh….

  16. tigrismus said,

    November 9, 2008 at 19:10

    Roger Clegg should read Alicublog’s latest post on Kim du Toit. Cognitive dissonance, thy name is wingnut. Too bad Charles Ives isn’t around to score it.

  17. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    November 9, 2008 at 19:11

    The liberal tendency to shirk personal responsibility, or tolerate those who do…

    Chimpy McFuckstain searching his desk for the WMD.

  18. Az said,

    November 9, 2008 at 19:11

    Why do all these turds keep on saying how great America is to elect a black man as the President . No thanks to you assholes . You resisted desegregation , you resisted civil rights , you tried your best to portray blacks as ‘not us’ , you were openly banking your hopes on Bradley effect.
    America is great because of liberals and despite the scum like you .

  19. Guest said,

    November 9, 2008 at 19:13

    Gotta dissent here. Many of the linked-to comments seem to be coming from a genuinely thoughtful place that deserves to be engaged with. Bolick in particular is not screwing around or masking blind racism, I believe. And Connerly, despite the wrong-headedness of the way he tries to implement his ideas, has a serious point of view that might really lead somewhere if addressed in the right context.

    The real miracle of the Obama presidency hasn’t appeared over the horizon yet, but it was foreshadowed in the way he ran his campaign – the man has such deep self-confidence and dignity that, provided he resists the temptation to buy “legitimacy” by stacking the Administration with Clinton-era retreads (not looking great right now!), he may be able to lay the foundation for true cooperation between “Left” and “Right”, a thing which has never happened before. I would honestly not be surprised if we didn’t see *genuinely* new political forms develop in the next 3-5 years.

    The best possible thing that could happen to this country would be if each half of the country could stop ignoring the best ideas of the other half, because of mere partisanship. Yeah, I know the Bush Administration, Cheney, and Rove couldn’t do better than that, and that they were stupid immoral fucks for the most part. But they’re gone. The next 4 years are going to be amazing – provided nobody murders Obama. Motherfucking Secret Service better do its job.

  20. Arky 4 That 1 said,

    November 9, 2008 at 19:13

    I note that these people style themselves experts. Experts on what, one wonders.
    One suspects their areas of expertise include the best ways to get poo stains out of one’s undies.
    But one does not wish to go there.

  21. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    November 9, 2008 at 19:17

    The best possible thing that could happen to this country would be if each half of the country could stop ignoring the best ideas of the other half, because of mere partisanship.

    Standard Broderism, generally prevalent after the rethugs lose an election.

    What good ideas have the rethugs been floating, pray tell?

  22. henry lewis said,

    November 9, 2008 at 19:18

    the best ideas of the other half

    And these would be…?

    partisanship

    This word has been abused to the point of meaninglessness.

  23. Snorghagen said,

    November 9, 2008 at 19:21

    Wawawaward Connerly:

    (Obama’s election) liberates blacks from the debilitating mindset of seeing themselves as victims in America.

    But who will liberate wingnuts from the debilitating mindset of seeing themselves as victims? Won’t somebody help those poor people?

  24. R. Porrofatto said,

    November 9, 2008 at 19:21

    Charen’s diatribe is odd. Her subtitle is Sucking up to a black politician does not mean you are colorblind. After which she describes leading Rebublicans sucking up to Colin Powell in 1995.

    And if she thinks Republicans were first in line to run — or more accurately for the GOP, kinda sorta maybe think about running — a black candidate for President, I suggest she look up Jesse Jackson, or even Dick Gregory.

  25. julia said,

    November 9, 2008 at 19:22

    Latinas, however, are still fucked.

    Well, the ones who do housework for Linda Chavez certainly are.

  26. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    November 9, 2008 at 19:26

    OT: Nice Luckovich cartoon for November 7 (click right, it’s number 2 of 5).

    Joe Lieberman asking for his knife back.

  27. J Neo Marvin said,

    November 9, 2008 at 19:29

    I suggest she look up Jesse Jackson, or even Dick Gregory.

    Let’s not forget Shirley Chisholm.

  28. Rusty Shackleford (not that one) said,

    November 9, 2008 at 19:39

    I would honestly not be surprised if we didn’t see *genuinely* new political forms develop in the next 3-5 years.

    I put my money on giant Slor.

  29. Loneoak said,

    November 9, 2008 at 19:40

    Soooo… since America elected a Muslim I suppose it similarly settles the question of whether America is a Christian nation.

    Yeah, well you would have thought that electing W settled whether America was an English-speaking nation, but it didn’t.

  30. mikey said,

    November 9, 2008 at 19:43

    Gee. Why CAN’T the left and right just work together?

    They used to do a pretty good job of it.

    Then came the Gingerich congress. Obstruction became the primary goal. Not advancement of “ideas”, not compromise, not even handed governance – simply to obstruct the clinton administration to the extent they attempted (and, with the help of a bunch of opportunistic democrats, nearly succeeded) to overturn the people’s will and remove an elected, sitting president over an extra-marital affair.

    But then it got so much worse. You engage with the other side and negotiate in good faith as long as the ideas coming from both sides can be presented as having merit.

    Aggressive invasion/occupation/war
    Torture
    Warrantless wiretaps
    Indefinite detention
    Habeas Corpus
    Corporate giveaways at the expense of good fiscal and environmental policy
    Politicization of every branch of government
    Lying, secrecy, dishonesty, refusal to allow oversight, arbitrary signing statements, unlimited executive power.

    You see, these are not “ideas with merit”. These are, by definition, unamerican and WRONG. You can’t negotiate with them, you can’t compromise with them. You MUST resist them, or you’re not what claim to be anymore (see FISA). The ball is in “the right’s” court. If they want to present some positive ideas, suggest some actual solutions and once again participate in america’s governance, I am certain that the Obama administration will welcome them. But if all they have to offer is corporatist authoritarianism and endless war, they are not welcome and should not be part of the american government…

    mikey

  31. Mauro said,

    November 9, 2008 at 19:46

    “W. Bradford Wilcox IV: The best thing about Barry is he probably won’t have an intern perform fellatio on him in the Oval Office.”

    That was the best thing about Bush as well.

    However, I think Obama’s other good points MAY outshine this one, just a little bit. I don’t know, honesty, some decent progressivism, those things?

  32. Rusty Shackleford (not that one) said,

    November 9, 2008 at 19:47

    Yeah, well you would have thought that electing W settled whether America was an English-speaking nation, but it didn’t.

    Electing Bush confirmed what I have long suspected: America is a gibberish-speaking nation.

  33. WereBear said,

    November 9, 2008 at 20:02

    Well, electing Obama should have settled the question of whether people mired in a shithole will recognize a calm, confident backhoe operator, but then we hear from wingnuts…

  34. Snorghagen said,

    November 9, 2008 at 20:10

    I would honestly not be surprised if we didn’t see *genuinely* new political forms develop in the next 3-5 years.

    Psychedelic fundamentalism

    Totalitarian anarchism

    Neoconservative nudism

    Altruistic libertarianism

    Nihilistic monarchism

  35. zaoh said,

    November 9, 2008 at 20:13

    Clint Bollocks: Obama’s election is just the excuse we need to throw affirmative action out the window

    That was pretty much the subtext of McCain’s concession speech.

  36. WereBear said,

    November 9, 2008 at 20:13

    Benign despotism

    Compassionate cruel persuasion

    Rational dogma

    Intelligent wingnuttia

  37. islmfaoscist said,

    November 9, 2008 at 20:14

    Many of the linked-to comments seem to be coming from a genuinely thoughtful place that deserves to be engaged with

    Indeed, it’s precisely the same genuinely thoughtful place that the shiny, silver tongued comments of a paint-huffer who has dropped his paper sack emerge from.

  38. WereBear said,

    November 9, 2008 at 20:20

    Those deserving of thoughtful engagement usually signal their willingness to do so before a foot appears on their neck.

    Funny how the wingnuts had no interest in “working together” when they thought they had all the cards.

    Now that it is extremely evident they were not playing with a full deck, suddenly they want to play NorthEast Conciliation, with Aces, Kings, and Deuces wild.

  39. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    November 9, 2008 at 20:22

    And then there’s the Pantload:

    Progressivism’s Achilles Heel
    Americans are defined by more than their paychecks.

    By Jonah Goldberg

    Behold the cultural contradictions of progressivism.

    Barack Obama’s victory was a huge win for self-described progressives. Arguably the most liberal presidential nominee in American history, Obama has given some very old ideas an aura of new coolness. Congrats on all that. Hope it works out for you.

    It seems Doughbob hasn’t gotten the memo: Now that Obama has won, it’s time to insist that he ran as a conservative and this proves that the lesson of the election is to do whatever the rethugs want.

  40. PeeJ said,

    November 9, 2008 at 20:24

    Speaking of new forms, check out the new of psychotic funnymentalism movement.

    “I’ll keep my guns, freedom, and money. You can keep the change.” Vote Sarah Palin for President in 2012!

    The Liberal Media wants you to think that Sarah Palin held John McCain back. We all know that John McCain’s campaign surged ahead because of Sarah. She’s a rising star in the GOP and could easily defeat Barrack Obama in 2012.

    The Palin Revolution is about to break out and you can be on the cutting edge with this clever new bumper sticker! This 2-PACK includes one for each car, whether it’s your gas guzzlin’ SUV, pick-up truck, or “hockey mom” minivan!

    Lots of Palin stuff there but they don’t seem to carry the Nailin Palin documentary.

  41. IMH! said,

    November 9, 2008 at 20:25

    And the lamentations of their women. Don’t forget that…

  42. mikey said,

    November 9, 2008 at 20:29

    2-PACK includes one for each car, whether it’s your gas guzzlin’ SUV, pick-up truck, or “hockey mom” minivan!

    Um, a small point, if I may.

    Profligate consumption is inherently NOT conservative.

    Perhaps you might consider just what exactly you stand for.

    Other than willful ignorance, that is…

    mikey

  43. Fozzetti said,

    November 9, 2008 at 20:32

    Repugs: “HA-ha! Obama’s election PROVES You stupid Libs were wrong wrong wrong about bigotry in the USA.

  44. WereBear said,

    November 9, 2008 at 20:37

    I think mikey’s come up with the name for the new incarnation of their party:

    The Willful Ignorance Party!

    Sorta an update of the Know Nothings.

  45. noen said,

    November 9, 2008 at 20:40

    YouTube
    Tim Wise on affirmative action YouTube debate.

    Tim Wise’s home page. Navigate to his essay collection, there’s no direct link. This one is good:

    A Particularly Cheap White Whine – Racism, Scholarships and the Manufacturing of White Victimhood

    The Myth of Meritocracy and the Reality of White Privilege

    “…the average white student in the U.S. attends school with half as many poor kids as the average black or Latino student, which in turn has a direct effect on performance, since attending a low-poverty school generally means having more resources available for direct instruction”

    “…white students are twice as likely as their African American or Latino counterparts to be taught by the most highly qualified teachers, and half as likely to have the least qualified instructors in class”

    “…whites are twice as likely to be placed in honors or advanced placement classes, relative to black students, and that even when academic performance would justify lower placement for whites and higher placement for blacks, it is the African American students who are disproportionately tracked low, and whites who are tracked higher”

  46. Snorghagen said,

    November 9, 2008 at 20:50

    Lots of Palin stuff there…

    If you act fast, you can still get Vote No-Bama / McCain-Palin ’08 bumper stickers. Five-packs are priced to move at only $3.95 – that’s a special post-election markdown of 84%, which should please all fiscal conservatives.

    And they leave no residue!

  47. Proteus454 said,

    November 9, 2008 at 20:52

    mikey – Well, now, that’s for Conservatives to decide, now isn’t it? In the sense that what Conservatives DO will define what is and is not “Conservative”.

    Unless, of course, you wanna start getting all smart-like and pretending “dictionary definitions” matter. But then, of course, THAT would imply that colloquial meanigns of words shift, or at the very least words come into danger of losing their meanings entirely when used as political footballs…

    …I’m sorry, I seem to have utterly lost track of where I was going. Somebody smarter wanna take over?

  48. tigrismus said,

    November 9, 2008 at 20:54

    PeeJ, I based one of my “48 to 52″ images on that very quote. These folks are going to provide an endless supply of guffaws going forward.

  49. henry lewis said,

    November 9, 2008 at 20:55

    Plutocratic Biotic Egalitarianism

    Neodialectic Weatherproof Proto-progressivism

  50. Gary Ruppert said,

    November 9, 2008 at 20:56

    The fact is, now that ACORN and the mainstream MSM media got Hussein Osama elected, liberals can’t whine about racism anymore because the president is now a black person.

  51. Loneoak said,

    November 9, 2008 at 20:56

    And they leave no residue!

    Little starbusts, indeed!

  52. noen said,

    November 9, 2008 at 20:58

    tigrismus said
    Roger Clegg should read Alicublog’s latest post on Kim du Toit. Cognitive dissonance, thy name is wingnut. Too bad Charles Ives isn’t around to score it.

    I read that and went to Ms. du Toit’s page. Wow, they went on a world cruise but they’re still begging for money? I think there is a word for her readers, they’re called “marks”.

    Then I read her “Right Thinking” section expecting to see something about how to think wingnut style. She even promised it wouldn’t be about conservatism but about thinking correctly. It’s bizarre, though I think it offers a good insight into the Authoritarian mind. If that’s something one would want.

  53. Indiana McOhio said,

    November 9, 2008 at 21:00

    Shorter NRO: We are going say anything that might possibly keep the white middle class from teaming up with liberals and blacks. No, its not too late…its not, I tell you!

  54. henry lewis said,

    November 9, 2008 at 21:02

    We are going say anything that might possibly keep the white middle class from teaming up with liberals and blacks.

    I think they’ve lost this capability.

  55. HelenWheels said,

    November 9, 2008 at 21:03

    OT, but guys, you gotta see this:

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2127130/posts

    1) Ratings don’t work that way, dears.

    2) They’re so close to self-awareness, and yet…

    I just spotted a sow in mid-flight

  56. A Different Jake H. said,

    November 9, 2008 at 21:04

    noen: Kim du Toit is a man, FWIW.

  57. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    November 9, 2008 at 21:15

    noen: Kim du Toit is a man, FWIW BABY!

    Someone had to do it.

  58. Loneoak said,

    November 9, 2008 at 21:17

    noen: Kim du Toit is a man manchild, FWIW BABY!

  59. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    November 9, 2008 at 21:26

    Poor bobo:

    On CBS’ Face the Nation, New York Times conservative columnist David Brooks said the Republican Party is in a “world of pain.” “Now it’s just a circular firing squad with everybody attacking each other and no coherent belief system, no leaders,” he added. “You got half the party waiting for Sarah Palin to come rescue them. The other half waiting for Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana governor, to come rescue them. But no set of beliefs, really a decayed conservative infrastructure. It’s just a world of pain.”

    Hah hah!
    /Nelson Muntz

  60. noen said,

    November 9, 2008 at 21:32

    noen: Kim du Toit is a man, FWIW.

    His wife however, is not (I presume).

    The article I read was by Mrs. du Toit at mrsdutoit.com About which roy edroso says:

    “blind luck led me to this fascinating essay by his wife, explaining why Mr. du Toit will soon cease blogging”

    I make mistakes once in a while and don’t mind being told if I have. I don’t believe I have this time.

  61. Arky 4 That 1 said,

    November 9, 2008 at 21:36

    WereBear said,

    November 9, 2008 at 20:20

    Conciliation, with Aces, Kings, and Deuces Douches wild.

    Feexd.

  62. Smut Clyde said,

    November 9, 2008 at 21:40

    With all this talk of conciliation, is it time to beat swords into ploughshares? I am hoping to find out
    (a) How this is done (if I tried it, I would only end up with a pile of bent metal and a sore arm); and
    (b) What a ploughshare actually looks like. Is it anything like a time-share on a plough? That does not seem particularly practical because all the farmers would want it at the same time.

  63. Alan Colmes’ Liberaland » Blog Archive » Gracious: Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary said,

    November 9, 2008 at 21:51

    [...] Sadly, No!, in its inimitable fashion, has used its “shorter” concept to reduce some conservatives’ election reactions to their core, showing what the word gracious doesn’t mean. [...]

  64. NobodySpecial said,

    November 9, 2008 at 21:52

    I am perfectly willing to beat swords into ploughshares. Coincidentally, most wingnut pundits have ploughshare shaped heads.

  65. Simba B said,

    November 9, 2008 at 21:52

    We got a trackback from ALAN COLMES??

  66. mikey said,

    November 9, 2008 at 21:58

    I suspect one could beat swords for hours on end, but in my experience, when I have beat idiots into a state of unconsciousness, upon awaking and recovering from their injuries, they were still idiots.

    Which is not to say that if you beat a sword hard enough and long enough, it will still be a sword.

    In fact, while it may be many things at that point, the most likely of which would be best classified as “abstract sculpture”, it will certainly no longer be a sword.

    Your point about ploughshares is very well taken. Having no idea what a ploughshare is, or what it might even look like, one might actually successfully beat a sword until it has become a ploughshare, only to continue beating it well past that point due to an utter failure to recognize the accomplishment of the stated goal…

    mikey

  67. WereBear said,

    November 9, 2008 at 22:00

    Having Barack Obama as our nation’s President-elect does not mean racism has been expunged, any more than Sarah Palin’s vice presidential bid means beauty pageant contestants will now be chosen from the ranks of those high school students who wish to attend mock UN’s at their state capitol.

  68. pedestrian said,

    November 9, 2008 at 22:03

    No, we certainly won’t complain about racism anymore. Not after Obama opens the camps. Speaking of which, I’ve been doing an awful lot of knitting over the last 8 years…

  69. Southern Beale said,

    November 9, 2008 at 22:10

    Ken Lowery said,
    November 9, 2008 at 18:35

    OT, but guys, you gotta see this:

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2127130/posts

    Whatever it was must have been good because the page has already been pulled.

  70. Southern Beale said,

    November 9, 2008 at 22:13

    We got a trackback from ALAN COLMES??

    And I think he’s calling folks here “ungracious.”

    Quelle horreur. Just a reminder about a bunch of ungracious “winners” and their post-inauguration lies, which ended up costing the taxpayers $200,000.

  71. Sockpuppet #47 said,

    November 9, 2008 at 22:15

    Plough blades are huge, heavy things, which closer resemble an axe than a sword. It would take half a dozen swords to make one, and they would have to be melted down. A plough blade would probably be made from “hammer steel” of about 4-5% carbon, but swords are made of steel closer related to what you get in springs. In Africa they make knives out of old lorry springs.

    However, it is pretty simple to cut up a sword to make smaller knives or cleavers. Making a scythe could also be practical. I think the average village blacksmith wouldn’t waste such good steel on a ploughshare though.

  72. dave said,

    November 9, 2008 at 22:16

    Thunder:
    Yeah, I saw Brooks on FTN, trying to compare the ’64 Goldwater blowout with 2008. The point he missed was that, in ’64, Goldwater’s ideas on governing were mostly theoretical, since nobody had really tried actually doing them for a while, and the Guilded Age was so, so long ago. In 2008, we’re coming off an an eight year nightmare of what happens when wingtards and ideologues actually GET to run things. Possibly the only thing we can thank Bush for is finally driving the last wooden stake through the heart of Conservatism.

  73. A Different Jake H. said,

    November 9, 2008 at 22:20

    noen: oops, my bad. I actually followed your link this time, and now I just feel bad about the du Toit’s financial situation in general. I’m sure they’ll figure something out…

  74. A Different Jake H. said,

    November 9, 2008 at 22:21

    <ObGrammarNazi>du Toits’, not du Toit’s</ObGrammarNazi>

  75. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    November 9, 2008 at 22:23

    Possibly the only thing we can thank Bush for is finally driving the last wooden stake through the heart of Conservatism.

    I’ve been making that very point in my celebratory schadenfreudosity of the last few days.

    P.S. Shut up WordPress. It is so a word.

  76. Djur said,

    November 9, 2008 at 22:32

    Southern Beale: Actually, I think Colmes (or more likely some poor intern) is calling the linked wingnuts ungracious.

  77. Smut Clyde said,

    November 9, 2008 at 22:51

    finally driving the last wooden stake through the heart of Conservatism
    Then what is that low, dull, quick sound — much such a sound as a watch makes when enveloped in cotton — from under the floorboards?!

    I think the average village blacksmith wouldn’t waste such good steel on a ploughshare though.
    I am beginning to suspect that Isaiah is not a reliable guide to the economics of agrarian existence in Old Testament Palestine. I mean, he goes on to predict that spears will be beaten into pruning hooks. Hello? How many pruning hooks does one village need?

  78. alec said,

    November 9, 2008 at 22:59

    With all this talk of conciliation, is it time to beat swords into ploughshares? I am hoping to find out
    (a) How this is done (if I tried it, I would only end up with a pile of bent metal and a sore arm); and
    (b) What a ploughshare actually looks like. Is it anything like a time-share on a plough? That does not seem particularly practical because all the farmers would want it at the same time.

    Well, I’m not entirely sure what ploughshares are, but I’m told that thermonuclear explosives are great at converting swords into them.

    That or radioactive vapor. I forget which.

  79. pedestrian said,

    November 9, 2008 at 23:02

    Then what is that low, dull, quick sound — much such a sound as a watch makes when enveloped in cotton — from under the floorboards?!

    If I never see Reagan’s hideous dead eye again it will be too soon.

  80. noen said,

    November 9, 2008 at 23:03

    Jake, don’t even worry about it.

    Via Crooks and Liars Ann Althouse says that Glenn Reynolds is the “greatest blogger of all time”.

    Reynolds: I really do worry about Obama. I am concerned that he is going to be hit on by a whole bunch of interest groups who are going to demand a lot, and that he’s going to have a hard time saying no.

    Glenn, not everyone is whore. Stop projecting.

  81. jurassicpork said,

    November 9, 2008 at 23:05

    We’ve looked at how the right wing blogosphere had reacted to the election of Barack Obama. So it’s only fitting that we do a companion piece which is a retrospective of all the lies, smears and innuendoes that Fox had been aiming at Obama during his campaign.

  82. alec said,

    November 9, 2008 at 23:05

    noen: oops, my bad. I actually followed your link this time, and now I just feel bad about the du Toit’s financial situation in general. I’m sure they’ll figure something out…

    Pfft. I’m in $20,000 worth of credit debt without a useful job history (and don’t even wanna think about my student loans) in a service-economy city with a pre-crisis jobless rate scraping the double digits, three quarters of the way through a liberal arts degree, uninsured and in terrible health.

    I’ll weep big, fat tears for the du Toits when ‘figure something out’ involves dealing, and also when they go back in time and don’t spend whatever intellectual or literal capital they have on oppressing the poor.

    du Toits’, not du Toit’s

    ‘the du Toit’ is just a way of singling out this terrible du Toit from any innocent victims, like ‘the Hitler’.

  83. Weed Dip said,

    November 9, 2008 at 23:05

    Even shorter:

    http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/3551/reverseracismlk2.gif

  84. (Lex) Palianated (Azagthoth) said,

    November 9, 2008 at 23:05

    Alternate even shorter Simposeurum: N!gger, N!gger, N!gger!

    Now we can all get our Patti Smith on!

    Gary–your “heartland” comment betrays you. No real winger would keep using the ‘heartland’ references as you do on this site. I don’t buy it anymore. You’re a winger poseur.

  85. alec said,

    November 9, 2008 at 23:07

    Via Crooks and Liars Ann Althouse says that Glenn Reynolds is the “greatest blogger of all time”.

    Shorter (but not really) Althouse: What do you mean, you don’t carry shit sandwiches? When did Tiffany’s join the liberal elite??

  86. ckc (not kc) said,

    November 9, 2008 at 23:07

    http://img.tfd.com/wn/2C/6326C-ploughshare.gif

  87. alec said,

    November 9, 2008 at 23:07

    Even shorter:

    http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/3551/reverseracismlk2.gif

    Stay classy, Grand Old Party.

  88. Marsupial said,

    November 9, 2008 at 23:07

    Actually, it looks like colmes (small c) is saying that the Clownhall twits are the ones being ungracious. He does his own little ‘shorters’ of their hysterical, throw-yourself-on-the-floor-and-scream-like-a-three-year-old rants.

  89. J Edgar said,

    November 9, 2008 at 23:14

    And Connerly, despite the wrong-headedness of the way he tries to implement his ideas, has a serious point of view that might really lead somewhere if addressed in the right context.

    Connerly knows if he deviates from route wrong-headed the fan-base would boycott him, too. He’ll continue to be the Elmer Fudd of discrimination-hunters.

  90. Southern Beale said,

    November 9, 2008 at 23:16

    Actually, it looks like colmes (small c) is saying that the Clownhall twits are the ones being ungracious. He does his own little ’shorters’ of their hysterical, throw-yourself-on-the-floor-and-scream-like-a-three-year-old rants.

    Ahhh. Well, if you’re going to actually follow the links and read the thing …. {whistles … looks at ceiling … }

  91. Pere Ubu said,

    November 9, 2008 at 23:41

    their hysterical, throw-yourself-on-the-floor-and-scream-like-a-three-year-old rants

    Or as I put it over at S.B.’s blog, “the political equivalent of small spoiled children denied their ice cream”.

    From the Freeper site:

    To: veritas2002

    I’m done with Teevee. Let them all go to hell.

    “…except Cave Twelve.”

    They’ll ALL be 2000 years old before they get a President elected again, hopefully.

  92. dave said,

    November 9, 2008 at 23:42

    Smut:

    OK, I admit…it may take SEVERAL stakes…but we have to start SOMEWHERE. Come on, Sadlys.. pound, damn you…pound as if your LIFE depended on it…

  93. Snorghagen said,

    November 10, 2008 at 0:07

    I am beginning to suspect that Isaiah is not a reliable guide to the economics of agrarian existence in Old Testament Palestine.

    Maybe not, but Isaiah 73:3-8 does have some excellent analysis of the effect that unstable coffee prices have had on Vietnam’s balance of trade since the late 1990s.

  94. Gary Ruppert said,

    November 10, 2008 at 1:17

    The fact is, you new Faggot Pope of Black USA does not represent me, or many of us here in the Heartland. He represents media bias, reverse racism, surrender to terror, handouts to the unfit, economic failre, anti-Christian, pro-Muslim and anti-gun.

  95. ckc (not kc) said,

    November 10, 2008 at 1:21

    explain “reverse racism”

  96. ckc (not kc) said,

    November 10, 2008 at 1:27

    …and how it’s different from regular racism.

  97. Gary Ruppert said,

    November 10, 2008 at 1:29

    The fact is, reverse racism is when the real racists, the blacks, are revleaed to be the racists by saying racist over and over. White people are not racist, they are now a minority and seeing the blacks and illegals getting advantages over them, which is biased.

  98. tigrismus said,

    November 10, 2008 at 1:31

    Gary Ruppert = failre

  99. ckc (not kc) said,

    November 10, 2008 at 1:35

    …[reverse racism vs regular racism]

    Oh, please. Try again. (with intelligence)

  100. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    November 10, 2008 at 1:51

    The fact is, better fake Garys please.

  101. mikey said,

    November 10, 2008 at 2:01

    I’m not convinced you can HAVE a better fake gary, thunder.

    I mean, it’s a worn-out shtick. It’s been explored, parsed, deconstructed, parodied, reduced and recited. There’s nothing left there.

    If real gary can’t come up with a way make it all fresh and new again, then this might be an excellent opportunity to hang ‘em up, call it a career on the gary rupperts, and consider something even SOMEWHAT original…

    mikey

  102. alec said,

    November 10, 2008 at 2:06

    The fact is, reverse racism is when there’s racism but it isn’t black people suffering for white people’s benefit, like it says in the Bible.

  103. Smut Clyde said,

    November 10, 2008 at 2:10

    Real-gary, ?-As4S4, is an arsenic sulfide mineral. It is a soft, sectile mineral occurring in monoclinic crystals, or in granular, compact, or powdery form, often in association with the related mineral, orpiment (As2S3). It is orange-red in colour, melts at 320 °C, and burns with a bluish flame releasing fumes of arsenic and sulfur. Real-gary is soft with a Mohs hardness of 1.5 to 2 and has a specific gravity of 3.5. Its molecular weight is 106.99. Its streak is orange colored. Real-gary has a sub-metallic luster.

    Its name comes from Arabic rahj al-ghar – ‘powder of the mine,’ via Catalan, Middle Latin, and Middle English, though this comes through a misreading, the original name was rahj al-f?r – ‘rat powder’, due to its use as a rodenticide

  104. Jennifer said,

    November 10, 2008 at 2:12

    The fact is, Gary isn’t entertaining because he’s just going through the motions and probably doesn’t even believe what he’s saying.

    The fact is, for full-on batshit insanity delusionals, try Flowbee’s place.

  105. Monoclinic crystalline Real-gary said,

    November 10, 2008 at 2:13

    The facet is.

  106. Blue Oyster Cult said,

    November 10, 2008 at 2:16

    just going through the motions

    ’Cause there’s love in your lies
    You’re so thinly disguised
    You couldn’t tell right from wrong if you tried.

  107. tigrismus said,

    November 10, 2008 at 2:24

    Realgar can kiss my As.

  108. tigrismus said,

    November 10, 2008 at 2:28

    Also, if Real Gary is arsenical, is the anti-Gary a cynical arse?

  109. rotten mcdonald said,

    November 10, 2008 at 2:33

    Personally, I am very interested in this thing mikey mentioned…

    the beating idiots thing. He says that when they awoke, were still idiots.

    I believe it may have something to do with the amount of time that the beating occurred. I suggest that more testing is necessary, and possible the idiots referenced at the top of the point will serve as IdEAL subjects… my first postulate would be that the beating needs to be continued beyond the point where the idiot in question loses consciousness in order to be fully effective…

  110. Smut Clyde said,

    November 10, 2008 at 2:35

    ‘Orpiment’ is now my favourite word, and I shall not cease from exploration until I find a way of working it into the conversation.

  111. ckc (not kc) said,

    November 10, 2008 at 2:35

    .Also, if Real Gary is arsenical, is the anti-Gary a cynical arse,.
    Arsole, rarely called arsenole, is a cyclic organoarsenic chemical compound of the formula C4H5As. The structure is isoelectronic to that of pyrrole except that an arsenic atom is substituted for the nitrogen atom and that arsole is only mildly aromatic. Arsole itself does exist but is rarely found in its pure form. Several substituted analogs called arsoles also exist

  112. Jennifer said,

    November 10, 2008 at 2:39

    And here I thought arsehole was just another work for anus…

  113. Smut Clyde said,

    November 10, 2008 at 2:40

    Gary has his own t-shirt!

  114. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    November 10, 2008 at 2:46

    Mikey, you might be right. But the Gary Ruppert tradition is hard to let go of (or Guillermo Ruperto, for that matter).

    Smut Clyde, how do you feel about the phrase volcanic fumaroles?

  115. tigrismus said,

    November 10, 2008 at 2:49

    And here I thought arsehole was just another work for anus…

    They can be pretty poisonous…

    and Gary’s is overlaid with old lace.

  116. Olexicon said,

    November 10, 2008 at 2:50

    Reverse Racism is similar to milhouse van houten’s theory of reverse vampires

  117. ckc (not kc) said,

    November 10, 2008 at 2:50

    …and mildly aromatic

  118. ckc (not kc) said,

    November 10, 2008 at 2:51

    …which can be applied universally

  119. Tom said,

    November 10, 2008 at 2:55

    Reverse racism is just like regular racism except that it doesn’t actually exist.

  120. Tom said,

    November 10, 2008 at 2:57

    Arsole itself does exist but is rarely found in its pure form. Several substituted analogs called arsoles also exist.

    It is most commonly found in the White House in Washington, DC although the supply is expected to be greatly depleted by the end of January next year.

  121. ckc (not kc) said,

    November 10, 2008 at 2:58

    Reverse racism is just like regular racism except that it doesn’t actually exist.

    … but it’s mildly aromatic, and less filling.

  122. jim said,

    November 10, 2008 at 3:19

    OT: Looks like somebody’s going to be taking out the trash soon.

    You want some primo hydroponically-grown schadenfreude?

    Picture Bush & Cheney reading that.

    The tears … the curses … & underneath it all, the mortal terror that perhaps one of the things thrown out will be their amnesty from prosecution for any & all crimes done during their terms in the White House.

    Enjoy your night-flight to Paraguay, guys.

  123. mikey said,

    November 10, 2008 at 3:24

    It’s one helluva long trip from reversing the bush executive orders and signing statements and executive directives and prosecuting bush and cheney for war crimes, but hey, I like your optimism.

    The idea that anything bush tries to do between now and January will be swatted away by B. Hussein Obama does make me smile.

    But if you’re hoping for genuine criminal accountability, I’m afraid you’re setting yourself up for a pretty deep disappointment…

    mikey

  124. pedestrian said,

    November 10, 2008 at 3:26

    Society also needs to do more to combat reverse rapism, that gravest of injustices in which rape survivors cringe a little around people who give them flashbacks, causing an innocent male to feel uncomfortable.

    Indeed, ignoring reverse rapees is as rapist as rape itself.

  125. WereBear said,

    November 10, 2008 at 3:30

    I welcome our new post-racist overlords.

    Now maybe there will be time to ponder the problem of Teh Stoopid, which is always with us.

  126. mikey said,

    November 10, 2008 at 3:31

    personally, I do a lot of reverse-cross dressing.

    mikey

  127. Guest said,

    November 10, 2008 at 3:43

    OK, that didn’t go over so well :-)

    Look – it’s like this. If you spend all your time reading, thinking about, and reacting to the absolute bottom of the barrel dumbest fucking shit on the Right, you’re gonna develop a knee-jerk reaction about the Right. Especially when the dumbest, most cynical, shittiest elements of the Right took over power and fucked everything up for 8 years.

    BUT.

    Get the fuck off playing Defense, ok? Obama didn’t win by reacting to the Right! Especially not the Dumbfuck Right. Was grassroots organizing and money-making on the Obama scale done before? Fuck no. Isn’t that, right there, an example of something new that’s possible? It makes me really angry to see the intelligent Left still so trapped within the horizons of cynicism and negativity CONSTRUCTED AND FRAMED BY AUTHORITARIAN DICKS. Snap the fuck out of it. Have I sworn enough in this comment yet?

    Take some fucking aspirin and start building. The national prison term is over. Ideas mean something again.

  128. RUGGED IN MONTANA said,

    November 10, 2008 at 3:47

    You LIEbrals aare already measuring Ohdamnit’s drapes and meanwhile, he’s planning on taking away our rights to own submachine guns, which is against the 2nd commandment. There are snowflake children and Ohdamnit is gonna redistribute Marxism through recreational abortions on demand. Pelicans are……oh, crap….this election has really demoralized me.

  129. Pere Ubu said,

    November 10, 2008 at 3:57

    It makes me really angry to see the intelligent Left still so trapped within the horizons of cynicism and negativity CONSTRUCTED AND FRAMED BY AUTHORITARIAN DICKS. Snap the fuck out of it.

    Sounds like somebody left his sense of humor lying on his bedside table this morning.

    Lighten up, Francis.

  130. mikey said,

    November 10, 2008 at 4:03

    Um, Rugged?

    Let me help by reminding you.

    We DO own submachine guns.

    So it’s not so bad, now, is it?

    mikey

  131. Sheesh said,

    November 10, 2008 at 4:07

    Hey Guest,

    It’s more like the the national prison break has just begun. Every move we make will be followed with a spot light, sniping from the towers and howling dogs.

    At least until these pundits are so marginalized, and republicans in general so destitute, that voting for the common good seems sensible again.

  132. alec said,

    November 10, 2008 at 4:12

    Society also needs to do more to combat reverse rapism, that gravest of injustices in which rape survivors cringe a little around people who give them flashbacks, causing an innocent male to feel uncomfortable.

    Indeed, ignoring reverse rapees is as rapist as rape itself.

    The unfortunate thing is that this is the soft line for the GOP on rape – the hard one being that being forced to answer for forcing yourself on someone is a terrible offense, the accused is the real victim, etc.

    Don’t get me started on rape shield laws – I think at some points the aim of protecting the victim from badgering by the accused crosses over into an assumption of guilt – but seriously, are we really better for having a mainstream party which is objectively pro-rape?

    Get the fuck off playing Defense, ok? Obama didn’t win by reacting to the Right! Especially not the Dumbfuck Right. Was grassroots organizing and money-making on the Obama scale done before? Fuck no. Isn’t that, right there, an example of something new that’s possible? It makes me really angry to see the intelligent Left still so trapped within the horizons of cynicism and negativity CONSTRUCTED AND FRAMED BY AUTHORITARIAN DICKS. Snap the fuck out of it. Have I sworn enough in this comment yet?

    The problem, sir, is not the hard right but the center right. Harry Reid – who evidently only feels passion is appropriate when someone has attempted to bribe him on camera – has already declared that There’s No Mandate For Upsetting Anyone’s Apple Carts, and the beltway had begun reciting this talking point and going on about ‘moderation’ before anyone had called Ohio.

    I don’t think it’s a matter of us playing defense, it’s a matter of us being the only player on the team actually aiming for the other guys’ basket. Reid, for some fucking reason, is terrified to death of actually presiding over Democratic legislation – terrified enough that my half-jocular belief that he’d suddenly grow a spine on Election Day has turned into a glum near-certainty. The right has been completely disarmed, but our own party’s leaders are tripping over themselves to make further concessions to these dangerous enemies so near and dear to Americans’ heart.

    America has elected a relatively liberal President who goes into office with more excitement and happiness than we’ve seen since, fuck if I even know, Kennedy maybe – and we’re being lectured by people who wear our colors about how terrible it would be if he suddenly decided to be extremist enough to undo the proud achievements of history’s worst president.

    We have met the enemy and he is David Broder.

  133. Sheesh said,

    November 10, 2008 at 4:12

    Hey,

    Also, I fail at complete sentences I guess. Plus, lol, I said ‘common good’, does that make me some kind of Marxist? I can’t keep up with the script!

  134. henry lewis said,

    November 10, 2008 at 4:12

    Don’t worry, RUGGED.

    In B. Hussein X’s classless worker’s paradise, pelican wranglers will earn the same as beer distributors.

  135. Malignant Bouffant, Tall Drip said,

    November 10, 2008 at 4:19

    Reid is a Mormon, remember. That’s a cult. More so than still pathetic “mainstream” religion. He cannot be trusted, as you never know when his Mormon masters will ask him to help maintain the staus quo.

  136. noen said,

    November 10, 2008 at 4:24

    Hey guest d00d – this site got me through some very rough times and we may be in for more, who knows. So chill ok?

    Get the fuck off playing Defense, ok?

    Please don’t assume. I volunteered and went door to door. I did something. I’d also rethink your strategy of yelling at people in order to make friends. My guess is that won’t work so well.

    Can’t we point and laugh AND do grassroots organizing?

  137. Sheesh said,

    November 10, 2008 at 4:30

    Hey Noen,

    Sheesh, you aren’t playing along. See the way projection works is: everyone that comments on blogs is a member of the 101st Fightin’ Keyboard Brigade, and as such never does shit except occasionally get a fresh bag of Cheetos.

    See, if I don’t ever do shit except complain about other people’s behavior, it must, must, be the case that no one else ever does shit either!

  138. handy said,

    November 10, 2008 at 4:30

    Can’t we point and laugh AND do grass…

    Yes, we can!

  139. Rightwingsnarkle said,

    November 10, 2008 at 4:41

    Many of the linked-to comments seem to be coming from a genuinely thoughtful place that deserves to be engaged with.

    Wait, there’s a response taking form in my head. It’s coming. Hold on. Almost there.

    Oh, yeah – fuck that shit.

  140. Xecklothxayyquou Hussein Gilchrist said,

    November 10, 2008 at 4:48

    I’d also rethink your strategy of yelling at people in order to make friends. My guess is that won’t work so well.

    You know, I’ve been trying to make this point to (usually young) in-your-face political activists for twenty years now, and it never seems to take. Could be because I’m not very persuasive, or it could be that there is in the ranks of impassioned political activists an uncomfortably large number of jerks.

    Your own kind of activism, going door to door and, I assume, being civil and a good representative of your cause, actually does work. I’m not sure how that lesson is communicated. By example, I guess.

    Anyway, seconded and well done.

  141. Sheesh said,

    November 10, 2008 at 4:53

    Hey RWS,

    No, no, no. That’s not how it works. Serious Liberals, in order to be taken seriously, must engage with the “genuinely thoughtful” Serious Conservatives. The only problem with our Guest’s suggestion is the trouble of finding actual genuinely thoughtful, serious conservatives. Daniel Larison doesn’t count though; I think he’s in the tank for Obama (so even if he’s thoughtful, he’s not serious!).

    See what I did there?

  142. Malignant Bouffant, Tall Drip said,

    November 10, 2008 at 4:55

    What are these “friends,” & is there a way besides yelling to make them? (It?)

    I get winded easily, & too much yelling’s out.

  143. Snorghagen said,

    November 10, 2008 at 4:58

    Guest:

    (You should stop) reacting to the absolute bottom of the barrel dumbest fucking shit on the Right…

    I don’t think you understand the basic premise of this website.

  144. RUGGED IN MONTANA said,

    November 10, 2008 at 5:00

    Um, Rugged?

    Let me help by reminding you.

    We DO own submachine guns.

    I’m going over to Mikey’s house to play.

  145. Xecklothxayyquou Hussein Gilchrist said,

    November 10, 2008 at 5:12

    I don’t think you understand the basic premise of this website.

    No, I think there’s a point there – instead of the Doughy Pantload and people like that, it is the “genuinely thoughtful” conservatives who should be told to tonguejack our shitboxes.

  146. Malignant Bouffant, Tall Drip said,

    November 10, 2008 at 5:13

    The Symposium of Expert Opinion seems to be every non-Anglo rabid weasel they could drag from under a rock. None of them really “expert” in much beside cutting off their noses for face-spite.

  147. MzNicky said,

    November 10, 2008 at 5:15

    Late to the thread — what’s up with the concern troll? He’s radiating sociopathy and passive-aggression with every word. Do Not Want, Do Not Need. Begone!

  148. Susan of Texas said,

    November 10, 2008 at 5:18

    The only reason there are “thoughtful conservative” is because conservatives believe anything they’re told over and over. It’s repitition that makes conservatives respectable, not their racist, selfish ideas. If you wait until they’re considered respectable it’s too late to take them down.

    Eviscerate the Doughboy now, before he grows into a respectable scholar by sheer repittion of calling liberals and the New Deal fascist.

    Plus, it’s fun. He’s really, really stupid.

  149. mikey said,

    November 10, 2008 at 5:18

    Hey, bouffant.

    It’s getting cold and shit.

    You ok?

    Can we?…

    mikey

  150. Smut Clyde said,

    November 10, 2008 at 5:19

    Can’t we point and laugh
    One at a time, please. I don’t multi-task.

    how do you feel about the phrase volcanic fumaroles?
    That is indeed the language of poetry. Even so, the words do not agitate the meth-addled hamsters that operate my mental machinery to the extent that ‘orpiment’ does. Or ‘astragalus’, which is currently my second-favourite word.
    In the ideal world, “Astragalus Orpiments” would be a variety of chicken (possibly featherless and hypo-allergenic).
    There is a good reason why people like me are not invited to design phonetic alphabets… otherwise RT conversation would be all “Roger that, and Astragalus Orpiment Kibosh”.

  151. ckc (not kc) said,

    November 10, 2008 at 5:24

    radiating sociopathy and passive-aggression

    .oh, is it Monday already?

  152. Loneoak said,

    November 10, 2008 at 5:25

    Shorter Guest: If you are not at least as serious as Obsidian Wings*, then you are part of the problem. If you even read a word written by a conservative less serious than Brent Scowcroft, then your politics are silly.

    * A website I adore, by the way.

  153. Tom said,

    November 10, 2008 at 5:29

    Pelicans are……oh, crap….this election has really demoralized me.

    Darn… I really wanted to hear about the pelicans. :(

  154. Dimwitted pelican said,

    November 10, 2008 at 5:31

    protecting the victim from badgering by the accused
    Badgering fuckers.

  155. tigrismus said,

    November 10, 2008 at 5:31

    No, I think there’s a point there – instead of the Doughy Pantload and people like that, it is the “genuinely thoughtful” conservatives who should be told to tonguejack our shitboxes.

    Wouldn’t you rather have a genuinely thoughtful tonguejacking?

  156. Loneoak said,

    November 10, 2008 at 5:31

    Speak of the devil, hilzoy has spoken on exactly this issue today.

  157. Rightwingsnarkle said,

    November 10, 2008 at 5:32

    That dude in the photo has some seriously shitty posture.

    Sit up straight, shithead, if you want me to engage with you. Quit slouching.

  158. Xecklothxayyquou Hussein Gilchrist said,

    November 10, 2008 at 5:33

    Wouldn’t you rather have a genuinely thoughtful tonguejacking?

    Exactly!

    Brent Scowcroft can tonguejack my shitbox.

  159. ckc (not kc) said,

    November 10, 2008 at 5:35

    That dude in the photo has some seriously shitty posture.

    c’mon, now – he’s CONCENTRATING (just check the finger!)

  160. Xecklothxayyquou Hussein Gilchrist said,

    November 10, 2008 at 5:36

    c’mon, now – he’s CONCENTRATING (just check the finger!)

    Plus he’s had a long day. That email is timestamped 4:00 A.M., after all.

  161. Xecklothxayyquou Hussein Gilchrist said,

    November 10, 2008 at 5:42

    Err, not email, article. Or whatever.

  162. Dimwitted pelican said,

    November 10, 2008 at 5:44

    Concern trolls can tonguejack my substituted arsenole analog*.
    *Technically known as a garsenole.

  163. Susan of Texas said,

    November 10, 2008 at 5:46

    How reasonable and sane and left-of-center they sound at Obsidion Wings.

    Tonguejack that shit. Anybody who calls himself a Republican after the last eight years is a fool with sadistic tendencies. Reasonably discuss what–torture? Killing innocent Iraqis? Blowing up which little boys and girls? How socialist Obama is?

    No. You pull a weed up by the roots. You state over and over and over that conservative values are inhumane and unChristian. And massive failures. Massive, massive failures. Make Republican synonymous with loser.

  164. Anonymous said,

    November 10, 2008 at 5:47

    vvv

  165. lobbey said,

    November 10, 2008 at 5:55

    ou LIEbrals aare already measuring Ohdamnit’s drapes and meanwhile, he’s planning on taking away our rights to own submachine guns, which is against the 2nd commandment.

    I call fake Rugged, someone is not trying very hard…..

  166. mikey said,

    November 10, 2008 at 5:56

    Yikes. You serious, Susan?

    ‘Cause if you leave them no place to retreat to, you have to kill them. Hard, and cold, and knowing what you did.

    I’d like to propose another path. Anyone on the right who would like to join this coalition has amnesty. If you only supported the bush policies, you never had a position where you functionally enabled them, you are invited to join us in making peace. In going someplace where the people benefit, and where government is about making the people better off.

    Peace is not the same as surrender. And peace is what we are striving for…

    mikey

  167. noen said,

    November 10, 2008 at 6:02

    Orpiment:
    Orpiment is an orange to yellow mineral that is found worldwide, and occurs as a sublimation product in volcanic fumaroles.

    Example of using orpiment in a sentence:

    “Jonah Goldberg’s fingers were covered in a fine powder resembling Orpiment, as though he had been fingering a volcanic fumarole. Alas! It was only Cheetos.”

  168. henry lewis said,

    November 10, 2008 at 6:15

    Astragalus Orpiments

    With orange zest and balsamic vinegar? Grilled?

    Delish!!

  169. Jennifer said,

    November 10, 2008 at 6:17

    Hmmm, boy I guessed the meaning of that word wrong.

    I thought it was like, “when she said ‘you get a car, you get a car, you get a car,’ I thought what Orpiment was that everyone watching was getting a car.”

  170. Rightwingsnarkle said,

    November 10, 2008 at 6:18

    Anyone on the right who would like to join this coalition has amnesty.

    Actually, I prefer the idea suggested to Carmella Soprano by a psychiatrist, when she insisted that there was some way that she could save her husband by staying with him –

    Are you familiar with Dostoevsky’s book, ‘Crime and Punishment?’ If your husband read that story, and reflected on its meaning every day in his cell for seven years, then perhaps he could be redeemed.

    I’m happy to place a bulk order with Amazon for the paperback version. Now we just need a place to lock them up.

  171. Xecklothxayyquou Hussein Gilchrist said,

    November 10, 2008 at 6:21

    Example of using orpiment in a sentence:

    Another example:

    I like olives stuffed with onions orpiment os.

  172. noen said,

    November 10, 2008 at 6:22

    I’m happy to place a bulk order with Amazon for the paperback version. Now we just need a place to lock them up.

    I hear GITMO has some vacancies.

  173. jim said,

    November 10, 2008 at 6:25

    NEWS FLASH: it turns out teh wingnuts were totally right – about everything … & now it’s payback time!

  174. Susan of Texas said,

    November 10, 2008 at 6:27

    We are never going to get peace. We never have and we never will. We are not saints, we are humans, usually damaged and twisted humans at that. We are at the point where our country and fellow citizens will let our leaders torture innocent people and take away our civil rights. We have to repudiate those ideas and those people, before we can do anything else. That’s why arrest and trials would be so beneficial for the country.

    Perhaps the Republican Party will implode, fracturing into a powerless Christianist faction and a money class with more narrow interests and we won’t need to do much else. But the upper class will still be using Republican ideas to dupe the under classes.

  175. Smut Clyde said,

    November 10, 2008 at 6:34

    Alas! It was only Cheetos.”
    The possessive apostrophe is necessary here, to indicate whose (non-volcanic) fumarole had been fingered.

  176. noen said,

    November 10, 2008 at 6:37

    Obviously my subconscious mind is smarter than I are.

  177. noen said,

    November 10, 2008 at 6:44

    Susan, I may be damaged but I’ve been working on some of the kinks. Heh, not that. But my knees are all shot to hell.

    I do think we’ll see a Christianist faction but the upper class still holds the keys. Ron Paul found that out. Could be a lot of fireworks.

  178. Rightwingsnarkle said,

    November 10, 2008 at 6:44

    Turns out the blogosphere’s grownups, none of whom visit here, thank god, are also looking at this same dilema:

    The second highest ranking Republican in the Senate, just a few days after the election, is already talking about blocking Supreme Court nominations that haven’t been named, in response to Supreme Court vacancies that don’t exist.

    Yup, a reading group at Gitmo is what they need.

  179. Jennifer said,

    November 10, 2008 at 6:46

    Wow, whoever it was upthread who pointed to the blog by Mrs. duToit wasn’t kidding. It’s industrial-strength cluelessness.

    First she informs us that Kim hasn’t worked for 5 years; blogging has been his “job” because he has gout. The gout has finally gone into remission because he got his stomach stapled. But his full-time blogging “job” never brought in more than $500 per month, and they are deeply in debt. She liquidated her IRA last year and they used the money (I’m not making this up) for a round-the-world vacation with the kids, and to pay for stomach-staple surgery for their college-aged daughter. Having burned through the retirement fund, apparently then things got really tight, and they consulted a bankruptcy attorney only to learn that whoops! – to the contrary, all that right-wing blather they’ve been listening to all these years and no doubt believed – bankruptcy isn’t a “get out of paying back your debts free” card.

    If I wanted to be really unkind, I’d start by suggesting that the type of obesity that requires stomach-stapling is probably the reason why the gout never went into remission, and noting that since they have a college-aged daughter who also needed the procedure, perhaps they could cut their budget by, you know, buying less food. But I don’t want to be really unkind, so I’ll just point out that in wingnut world, “personal responsibility” translates into liquidating your retirement fund not for the purpose of paying off your debts, or covering your living expenses, but for round-the-world vacations with the kids and stomach-stapling operations for young adults who probably could lose weight if they practiced, you know, personal responsibility in terms of diet and exercise. And that further, after having purchased said unnecessary items, “personal responsibility” further means meeting with an attorney to see if there isn’t some way of weaseling out from paying back debt you racked up by, among other things, sitting on your ass all day blogging and buying round-the-world vacations.

    The mind, it wobbles.

  180. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    November 10, 2008 at 7:04

    Your Daily Broder.

  181. paul said,

    November 10, 2008 at 7:19

    I wish teh blogging brought in $500 a month for me (in 6 years, it has made less that $200). But yeah, what Jennifer said: personal responsibility seems to be pretty far down the list of core values chez DuToit.

    And I’m with Susan of Texas. Have we forgotten the arrogance of Tom Delay and Dick Armey, the hypocrisy of Henry Hyde, the antics of Ken “panty sniffer” Starr? These are not reasonable people you work with by day and share a convivial beverage with after work.

  182. Bagelsan said,

    November 10, 2008 at 7:30

    Society also needs to do more to combat reverse rapism, that gravest of injustices in which rape survivors cringe a little around people who give them flashbacks, causing an innocent male to feel uncomfortable.

    Indeed, ignoring reverse rapees is as rapist as rape itself.

    Reverse theft is also a major problem. Some sick, twisted bastards find it satisfying to give money and things to people who don’t have those things… These reverse thieves need to be stopped! Some of them go so far as to reverse-steal food for godsake! They reverse-steal it at children, even! Won’t someone think only of their own children, for once?

  183. Bagelsan said,

    November 10, 2008 at 7:35

    …really? I fell that far behind in the time it took to type that? Damn…

  184. Bagelsan said,

    November 10, 2008 at 7:36

    Clearly we all (read: you all) need lives. :D

  185. Rightwingsnarkle said,

    November 10, 2008 at 7:40

    Your Daily Broder.

    They really need to update that photo. Isn’t Broder, like, a hundred and two years old or something?

  186. purpleOnion said,

    November 10, 2008 at 7:47

    The truth is sooooo upsetting to the freepers. They have been getting away with intellectual dishonesty for so long they are finding it difficult to disguise their racism with illogical arguments.

  187. Snorghagen said,

    November 10, 2008 at 8:30

    They really need to update that photo. Isn’t Broder, like, a hundred and two years old or something?

    Nobody knows how old Broder is. It’s believed that he crossed over the Bering Strait into America near the close of the last Ice Age and wandered southwards following the mastodons and giant ground sloths.

  188. Rightwingsnarkle said,

    November 10, 2008 at 9:04

    mastodons and giant ground sloths also accurately describes Broder’s perception and analytical skills.

    The typing is strictly a 1,000 monkeys affair.

  189. Doctorb said,

    November 10, 2008 at 11:05

    Guest is attacking the city!

  190. justme said,

    November 10, 2008 at 11:09

    Oh, good Lord…

    Do not view with mouth full of beverage.

    And dust off that dashiki.

  191. Sheesh said,

    November 10, 2008 at 11:29

    Hey Justme,

    SO SORRY: Jim scooped you on that by like an hour, dude!

    Guy Woe is there to remind us what a fucked up ride it’s been: http://www.mnftiu.cc/category/gywo/war1/

  192. Doug Watts said,

    November 10, 2008 at 13:56

    Reid is a Mormon, remember. That’s a cult. More so than still pathetic “mainstream” religion. He cannot be trusted, as you never know when his Mormon masters will ask him to help maintain the staus quo.

    That’s a fairly paranoid statement.

    Diebold !!!!

  193. atheist said,

    November 10, 2008 at 14:10

    Malignant Bouffant, Tall Drip said,

    November 10, 2008 at 4:19

    M. Bouffant! Haven’t heard from ya for a while.. how are you?

  194. justme said,

    November 10, 2008 at 14:54

    Hey Justme,

    SO SORRY:

    Meh, such is life. I wasn’t going to plow through the whole thread to see if that were the case. I am that fucking lazy.

    And yeah, I too have been a GYWO fan since pretty damn near the beginning. My interest tapered off as his posting did. The videos are pretty damn good though.

    I think sometimes, “Fuck all. Has it really been that long?”

  195. Xecklothxayyquou Hussein Gilchrist said,

    November 10, 2008 at 17:08

    But his full-time blogging “job” never brought in more than $500 per month, and they are deeply in debt.

    Sounds like time for a round of good ol’ American Pulling Oneself Up By One’s Bootstraps!

  196. Rusty Shackleford (not that one) said,

    November 10, 2008 at 18:07

    Sounds like time for a round of good ol’ American Pulling Oneself Up By One’s Bootstraps!

    They don’t make bootstraps that strong.

  197. actor212 said,

    November 10, 2008 at 19:29

    Symposium?

    I’m surprised anybody attended since from the neaderthalic wing, “symposium” probably means there’s a wind section.

  198. tigrismus said,

    November 10, 2008 at 20:06

    “Pass” instead of “wood” in their case, though.

  199. Smut Clyde said,

    November 10, 2008 at 20:56

    You can’t have a real symposium without hetaerae. And drinking games.

  200. Smut Clyde said,

    November 10, 2008 at 21:04

    Needs graphic. Drinking games.

  201. OneMan said,

    November 10, 2008 at 21:21

    “symposium” probably means there’s a wind section.

    I promise that in this case, the entire symposium was a wind section.

    Thanks for teeing that one up!

  202. actor212 said,

    November 10, 2008 at 22:24

    My pleasure, OneMan…someone had to do it.

  203. OneMan said,

    November 10, 2008 at 23:04

    SC: now that’s fairly balanced!

    …I got nothin’.

  204. Northern Observer said,

    November 11, 2008 at 0:00

    Guest said,
    November 9, 2008 at 19:13

    provided he resists the temptation to buy “legitimacy” by stacking the Administration with Clinton-era retreads (not looking great right now!), he may be able to lay the foundation for true cooperation between “Left” and “Right”,

    I had to respond. For someone who is being so earnest and serious there is a very unserious RNC talking point in the middle of your essay that just has to be delt with.

    They are not retreads, they are the most experienced people possible who the President trusts to implement his agenda. The fact that you insult them as retreads shows that you don’t quite understand how administrations are formed and what works and what does not work. Experience works. People who you trust works. Hiring nice middle of the road academics or municiple politicians simply because they are bipartizan does not work. That would be the FAIL.

    People did not go after Bush for hiring Ford and Nixon retreads Cheney and Rumsfeld; why would they, as much as I may disagree with them ideologically, they were very well qualified.

    Conservative commentators have issued a talking point and made you swallow it. Be more cautious next time.

  205. Guest said,

    November 11, 2008 at 3:29

    I felt sad because everybody here thinks i’m dumb, but then I read “faggot pope of black USA” and suddenly everything was ok again.

  206. word hussein yeti said,

    November 13, 2008 at 5:08

    ‘Cause if you leave them no place to retreat to, you have to kill them. Hard, and cold, and knowing what you did.

    I’d like to propose another path. Anyone on the right who would like to join this coalition has amnesty.

    Again, Mikey has a grasp of the implications of using the GOP “total war upon all those who dared to opposed us” tactics, now that we’re the ones with the heavy hammer.

    That path leads to Ulster, and the Gaza Strip, and Provincias Vascongadas, and all the other places on this planet where grudge-bearing, bitter people make war upon The Other until the end of time, all because they feel that to do otherwise is to “surrender” and be weak.

    This is not the way. This should not be OUR way.

    We are better than this. ‘Cause if we’re not, then we might as well just admit we’re Tom Delay with a slightly more erudite rap, and fuck all the high-minded progressive shit.

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