Jan
29

Shorter Toby Harnden




Posted at 10:18 by Tintin

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Hollow victory: Republicans deliver slap in the face to Barack Obama

  • Obama don’t get no Republicans voting wiv him on his mingin’ economic stimulus package an’ that. Which fakkin’ proves he’s no post-partisan President, innit?

‘Shorter’ concept created by Daniel Davies and perfected by Elton Beard. We are aware of all Internet traditions.™

Gavin adds:

Obama promised to cooperate with Republicans, but Republicans have broken his promise by not-he-cooperating with them.

The plumber promised to work on the sink, but shockingly, he broke that promise by not making me stop telling him not to fix the sink, and then working on the sink.

Disaster for you, for you promised me a rose garden and I am not accepting gardens from you at this time.

Analysis: Historic Democratic victory good for Republicans.

162 Comments »

  1. Marsupial said,

    January 29, 2009 at 10:30

    What’s with all of this yelping tonight from hte wingnuts? “Yay — even though we’re irrelevant, we showed that HUSSEIN OSAMA what’s what! We can haz wite houz now??”

  2. Congressman Mike Pence's Hair said,

    January 29, 2009 at 10:31

    What’s my secret?
    I’ll never tell.

  3. piltdown said,

    January 29, 2009 at 10:41

    The funniest part is that all the GOP stunt proved was that progress can be made without help from ANY of them.

    They’ve become irrelevant, and they just proved it.

    And they’re PROUD of it.

  4. madamcrowlsghost said,

    January 29, 2009 at 10:45

    GOP: “Say it loud! We’re shit and we’re proud!”

  5. Stephen Ockham said,

    January 29, 2009 at 11:04

    Can we not make chav a meme? I don’t think my delicate sensibilities could take it.

  6. Lesley said,

    January 29, 2009 at 11:19

    Obama could have the cure for cancer and the Rethugs would oppose him. They want him to fail and will do everything they can to try and make it happen.

    Of course if they were in power they would come up with a stimulus package, only theirs wouldn’t require any accountability and all the money would go to Haliburton.

  7. Funkhauser said,

    January 29, 2009 at 11:31

    Fuck no chavs don’t write for the Torygraph! I demand this be phrased for the Upper Class Twit of the Year contestant.

  8. Ginger Yellow said,

    January 29, 2009 at 11:58

    It should be “fakkin’”, as well. “Fokkin’” is more of a northern thing.

    [Tintin adds: Good point. Fixed. My chav is not exactly fluent.]

  9. Crissa said,

    January 29, 2009 at 11:59

    It passed without them. Time to put the real package up for a vote, since this one was the one they wanted (and didn’t vote for).

  10. Cain said,

    January 29, 2009 at 12:41

    Argh! I read this place to get away from the inanities of the British press, and especially the Torygraph. Damn, you, Tintin!

  11. justathought said,

    January 29, 2009 at 12:44

    Well, there’ll certainly be some car-door slamming in the streets of Kensington, tonight!

  12. Johnny Pez said,

    January 29, 2009 at 13:25

    Argh! I read this place to get away from the inanities of the British press, and especially the Torygraph. Damn, you, Tintin!

    At least it wasn’t Godlstein. Then we’d be hearing about cockslaps in the face, and none of us wants that.

  13. Johnny Pez said,

    January 29, 2009 at 13:37

    OTOH, I guess this provides Anne AppleTree with another data point.

  14. WereBear said,

    January 29, 2009 at 14:27

    It is funny that the Republicans are bragging that:

    Even concessions to their demands do not enlist their cooperation.

    Ever single one of their Representatives can unite and vote against and it doesn’t matter.

    Their party’s legislators must grovel to a radio shock jock.

    It’s both funny, and pathetic. But since they brought it all on themselves, it’s mostly funny.

  15. javafascist said,

    January 29, 2009 at 15:12

    Alternate shorter Toby Harnden: How dare that uppity negro not listen to the masters republicans of the house!

  16. kiki said,

    January 29, 2009 at 15:14

    Fuck no chavs don’t write for the Torygraph! I demand this be phrased for the Upper Class Twit of the Year contestant.

    “What-ho, I see that dusky chap all the colonials seem to like is having a slight spot of bother getting the Tories on side for his big financial chukkah. Looks like all that ‘post-partisan’ waffle was just a load of tish and fipsy.”

  17. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    January 29, 2009 at 15:15

    Their party’s legislators must grovel to a radio shock jock.

    Craven coward cuddles conservative cigar chomping commentator.

  18. kiki said,

    January 29, 2009 at 15:17

    Craven coward cuddles conservative cigar chomping commentator.

    There’s definitely at least one instance of another ‘C’-word missing there.

  19. blowback said,

    January 29, 2009 at 15:17

    Can we not make chav a meme?

    Yes we can!

  20. biff diggerence said,

    January 29, 2009 at 15:18

    Who cares what you think?

    (this question may now be asked in all seriousness)

    The Bill passed.

  21. a different mikey said,

    January 29, 2009 at 15:33

    Shhhhhh! Keep your voices down or the berks on the other thread will hear you and take this one down in a torrent of slime.

  22. Sporkey said,

    January 29, 2009 at 15:42

    Those poor, poor Republicans. They have to put away the menu lists of the items that can buy their votes, and now have to make do with one yacht instead of two. They really wanted the “his” and “hers” matching set. It must be hard to slip into irrelevancy, to realize that you’re just not powerful anymore as you cry into your $50 steak, which was chosen over the $100 two lobster dinner because one needs to save money in these economically perilous times. It also must be really, really hard to face the one great fear that they have – there’s an uppity black man in the White House. I’m sure that behind closed doors, they’re high-fiving each other and saying, “We sure showed that Negro, didn’t we?”

  23. bago said,

    January 29, 2009 at 16:02

    Iz it coz he iz black?

  24. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 16:19

    Two words for Republicans: Suck it!

  25. Woodrowfan said,

    January 29, 2009 at 16:22

    I miss Mikey, dagnabit.

  26. MzNicky said,

    January 29, 2009 at 16:33

    Look, these Reichtard knobs will never ever EVER admit they lost — again. Their sense of entitlement tells them THEY are always the ONE TRUE power, and that the occasional wresting away of that power by the commulibrocrats is an aberration that must be destroyed in any way necessary. This is what they did to teh Clenis; this is what they will try to do to Barry X. It’s who they are and what they do.

  27. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 16:49

    MzNicky,

    They could get away with it with Clinton because Clinton never won a clear majority of the vote, certainly not in 1992 (even tho studies show Perot peeled more Clinton votes than Bush votes).

    With Obama, who scored the single highest percentage of voters in a first term election between two non-incumbents (I include sitting VPs) since Eisenhower, and scored a percentage rivalling many President’s RE-elections (Bush couldn’t crack 51%, for example), it’s going to be much harder to paint him with the tar brush.

    I say, let them try. They will fail, miserably, and see a diaspora the likes of which have not been seen since Carter was beaten in 1980. Likely the party will split in two, ironically because Bush moved to the left in the waning months of his term.

    The Uniter ended up cracking holes all over the place, much like Anakin Skywalker ended up balancing The Force by destroying the Sith.

  28. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 16:50

    two non-incumbents (I include sitting VPs)

    That’s unclear. I include sitting VPs in “incumbents”.

  29. Steerpike said,

    January 29, 2009 at 16:52

    The constitution is not a suicide pact, but apparently the GOP is.

  30. RedState75 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 16:52

    Listen up moonbats, Rush has spoken (via WSJ):

    Fifty-three percent of American voters voted for Barack Obama; 46% voted for John McCain, and 1% voted for wackos. Give that 1% to President Obama. Let’s say the vote was 54% to 46%. As a way to bring the country together and at the same time determine the most effective way to deal with recessions, under the Obama-Limbaugh Stimulus Plan of 2009: 54% of the $900 billion — $486 billion — will be spent on infrastructure and pork as defined by Mr. Obama and the Democrats; 46% — $414 billion — will be directed toward tax cuts, as determined by me.

    Didn’t I tell you this was how it was going to work?

    It’s only fair for post-partisanship’s sake…

  31. D.N. Nation said,

    January 29, 2009 at 16:57

    You lost. Get over it.

  32. Legalize said,

    January 29, 2009 at 16:59

    Hey, RetardState, is Brooklyn still part of NYC?

  33. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 16:59

    Hey, Reddie?

    Two words for ya: Suck it!

  34. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:02

    Hey, RetardState, is Brooklyn still part of NYC?

    ooooh, I hope not! I got my eye on a piece of property in Williamsburg, and I’m itching to invade!

  35. Legalize said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:08

    Williamsburg is where the kids all have ironic haircuts.

  36. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:09

    Listen up moonbats, Rush has spoken (via WSJ):

    He’ll have to speak more clearly.

  37. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:11

    Yea, but there’s this beer bar, Lenora’s Way, and I want to own a spot near there.

  38. RedState75 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:11

    You guys were the ones that wanted post-partisanship, proven by the fact that you voted for Obama instead of Hilary.

    What, did you expect something for nothing?

  39. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:15

    What, did you expect something for nothing?

    We’re not redstaters. We expect to pay for what we get, but you know….you might want to reconsider the horse you’re backing right now. It’s about to get stuck in a glue factory.

  40. J Neo Marvin said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:15

    The funniest part is that all the GOP stunt proved was that progress can be made without help from ANY of them.

    They’ve become irrelevant, and they just proved it.

    And they’re PROUD of it.

    I don’t think all the Democrats are clued in to this even now. Can we look forward to less pseudobipartisan ass-kissing in the future?

  41. Leon Trotsky, Exile-in-Mexico said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:16

    Actually, we wanted a leftist, and Obama’s age and lack of connection to a political dynasty or the Baby Boomers was the best we could do at the time. We were never into post-partisanship frankly, and we mostly hope you choke to death on your own spittle.

    In other words, fuck you, you get NOTHING.

  42. g said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:17

    <Rush:….”will be directed toward tax cuts, as determined by me.”

    Sounds like the big fat drug-addled liar is annointing himself a political leader. What a fucking over-inflated egotist.

  43. g said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:18

    Can we spend the day not feeding this tedious troll? He’s not even funny. Yes, I’m talking to you, actor.

  44. Rusty Shackleford said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:19

    Williamsburg is where the kids all have ironic haircuts.

    So self-absorbed and egotistical, it’s like those hip musicians with their complicated shoes!

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  46. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:20

    Sounds like the big fat drug-addled liar is annointing himself a political leader.

    He was made an honorary member of Congress in 1995 by Newt.

    And like Newt, his credibility was shot to pieces as it became clear the Contract With America was really a contract ON America.

    See, Reddie, when you run on change like Newt did, you’d better be prepared to deliver, like Obama did!

  47. a different mikey said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:20

    Seconded.

  48. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:20

    Aw, g, he’s not funny, but he is fun!

  49. a different mikey said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:22

    No, I was seconding the request to not feed the trolz. Please.

  50. Legalize said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:22

    Holy smokes, I think I know that bar. I used to live 3 seconds from that location.

  51. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:27

    Right next to the Asian fusion restaurant. It’s a great bar, has a really nice line up of Belgian beers, and it’s usually pretty uncrowded.

  52. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:28

    OK, mikey, g, I’ll make you a deal:

    I’ll stay off Reddie’s case for 24 hours (it’s 10:27 as I type this), if you promise that each and every time someone else feeds them, you jump as ugly with them as you did with me.

    Agreed?

  53. Legalize said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:30

    Is it a new place, actor, like within the past 3 years? I’m trying to place it. Near a burrito joint? If it’s the place I’m thinking of, I recall that the cats from TV On The Radio call it home.

  54. Erik W. said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:30

    There is no need for post-partisan unity bullshit in a political system with only two parties.

    Obama should rule with an iron fist. More of that hard left liberalism that Gary always moans about.

  55. Arakasi said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:38

    OK, we have had eight years of massive tax cuts – the vast majority of them directed towards the top 1% of households, and yet we are facing an economic crisis rivaling the Great Depression. What sort of brain dead moron thinks that the solution is more of the same economic policies that got us into this trouble in the first place?

    OK, to answer my own question – Rush, the Republican leadership, Redstate75.

    I rest my case

  56. LittlePig said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:39

    Diane Rehm had her usual set up yesterday (two neo-cons, one moderate), but I was glad she asked the question I wanted asked “Why should tax cuts help this time when they haven’t helped the past eight years? What’s different?”

    The neo-cons (an AEI “scholar” and a WSJ reporter) stuttered and stammered. Too bad that doesn’t get on the MSM. Liberal media my hammy ass.

  57. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:40

    It’s on Bedford, right next to Lenora’s and across from the burger joint. I thnk these are fairly new places. Leonora’s may have been called “Wells”, and the fusion joint might have been closed as recently as last year. it sure looks like it was tossed together.

    It’s about a block down and across the street from the old taco place.

  58. LittlePig said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:42

    The turd in the punchbowl is the semantics. “bipartianship” in English means compromise. “Bipartisanship” in wingnut means “total capitulation to Republicans”. The same sounding word gets batted around without anybody making the distinction.

    This was a bipartisan bill – Republicans got way more tax cuts than should have been in there (see above, tax cuts don’t work). It’s just that it didn’t meet the wingnut variant of “bipartisanship”: All Democrats bend over and grab their ankles.

  59. LittlePig said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:43

    Where is Mikey, by the way? Is he ok?

  60. LittlePig said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:46

    Ah, mikey bailed (I see in the last thread). As long as he’s ok.

  61. Mr. Wonderful said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:49

    And I thought “chav” was a kind of Jewish soup, possibly made from sorrel. You kids! And your “jive”!

  62. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:50

    The same sounding word gets batted around without anybody making the distinction.

    I recommend an excellent book by Geoffrey Nunberg that talks about this phenomenon, of Republicans deliberately hijacking the language to slant the political dialogue in their favor.

    It’s called “Talking Right” and has this ridiculously long subtitle:

    How Conservatives Turned Liberalism Into a Tax-raising, Latte-drinking, Sushi-eating, Volvo-driving, New York Times-reading, Body-piercing, Hollywood-loving, Left-wing Freak Show

  63. g said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:54

    I didn’t think I was being ugly, actor. sorry. And OK, I’ll jump in if I’m on, but I’m not on a lot.

  64. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:57

    g, it’s OK, but you did point fingers and I wanted you to be aware that I noticed.

  65. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 17:59

    Anybody want pie?

  66. g said,

    January 29, 2009 at 18:02

    aw, c’mon. I thought actors liked attention! ;-)

    I’ll have a slice of lemon merengue, thanks.

  67. J— said,

    January 29, 2009 at 18:03

    Important news from the BBC:

    A top doctor has admitted her part in hoodwinking a leading medical journal after inventing a medical condition called “cello scrotum”.

    Elaine Murphy – now Baroness Murphy – dreamt up the painful complaint in the 1970s, sending a report to the British Medical Journal.

    She came clean when the hoax resurfaced in the 2008 Christmas edition.

    Blog butt, however, is real, serious, and spreading.

  68. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 18:06

    g,

    :-P

  69. You Can't Put Lipstick On A Repig said,

    January 29, 2009 at 18:06

    Doesn’t troofie owe us about 13,745 apologies and denouncements of repig criminality/failure?

    I think his posts in question were bookmarked by Liberals.

  70. tigrismus said,

    January 29, 2009 at 18:07

    He was made an honorary member of Congress in 1995 by Newt.

    Constitution: ur doin it wrong.

  71. MzNicky said,

    January 29, 2009 at 18:08

    g: You weren’t being ugly.

    actor212 has been asked repeatedly to quit feeding the goddam fucking trolls. (Now see? THAT was ugly.)

  72. Bina said,

    January 29, 2009 at 18:10

    Twoofy, under whatever unfunny new nick you pick for yourself–FUCK OFF.

    Especially if you abuse the name of Helen Suzman, you racist shitferbrains.

  73. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 18:12

    actor212 has been asked repeatedly to quit feeding the goddam fucking trolls. (Now see? THAT was ugly.)

    Aw, MzNicky! I’m glad you noticed!

    Now, you gonna jump ugly on everyone else who feeds too? After all, just the other day, you were applauding what a fine job we were doing ripping the troll in question a new one!

  74. tigrismus said,

    January 29, 2009 at 18:13

    A top doctor has admitted her part in hoodwinking a leading medical journal after inventing a medical condition called “cello scrotum”.

    Wuh? How could anyone have fallen for this? Sure, you wrap yourself around it in a full body embrace, making it the sexiest instrument ever, but it doesn’t really get anywhere close to the crotch.

  75. Simba B said,

    January 29, 2009 at 18:20

    I think actor212 has some kind of personal connection, or thinks he does, to at least one of the trolls here. I’d rather not watch personal tiffs play out here, but meh.

    Internecine warfare is one thing when it’s a matter of politics, but the friendly-fire personal attacks have so far not been much of a problem here, and I hope it stays that way, because that’s one excellent way to turn a community real shitty real fast.

  76. MzNicky said,

    January 29, 2009 at 18:20

    actor212: I have fed a troll or two in my day as well. On that other thread I pleaded, as I often do, for the troll-feeding to stop. As usual it didn’t. But as the thread wore on that particular troll evisceration became rather enjoyable because that particular troll was so obviously evisceratable.

    I guess what annoys me is not the feeding but the constant troll disruptions that hijack the whole thread. That’s boring. Now watch this shot.

    Bina: PLEEZ do not feed the fucking idiot trolls. Thank you.

  77. Legalize said,

    January 29, 2009 at 18:25

    The end is extremely fucking night, GOPers:
    ______

    Pushing back against the unanimous House Republican vote against President Obama’s stimulus plan, the White House plans to release state-by-state job figures “so we can put a number on what folks voted for an against,” an administration aide said.

    “It’s clear the Republicans who voted against the stimulus represent constituents who will be stunned to learn their member of Congress voted against [saving or] creating 4 million jobs,” the aide said.

    White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the lawmakers will have to answer to their constituents.

    “I do believe that there will be people in districts all over the country that will wonder why, when there’s a good bill to get the economy moving again, why we still seem to be playing political gotcha,” Gibbs said.

    ____________

  78. Stag Party Palin said,

    January 29, 2009 at 18:25

    It was that randy Thomas Jefferson that started it all. When he got lonely he’d go home to mount a cello.

  79. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 18:30

    When he got lonely he’d go home to mount a cello.

    D’oh!

  80. Bookmark This, Liberals said,

    January 29, 2009 at 18:30

    Ah, Troofie, have you read this, though?
    ——————————————
    Here is how it will go down next week. First, the results from Virginia and North Carolina will come in, and they’ll be declared for McCain. You’ll be disappointed, but “no big deal, change can’t come overnight” will be your comment. Florida will go red, and a little nervousness will creep in. The usual suspects will fall into the usual categories. As the night drags on, Ohio, Colorado, and (much to your horror) Pennsylvania will be too close to call.

    My advice at this point to you will be to go to bed. You will wake up to a McCain presidency and the Great Liberal Freakout will be on.

    Bookmark this, liberals, as this is exactly how it is going to go down. You will be wonder how the hell I was able to call this.
    ——————————————
    The perfect coda for a tooly little troll.

  81. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 18:32

    Especially if you abuse the name of Helen Suzman, you racist shitferbrains.

    Bina,

    The little boy cherrypicked one editorial-cum (and I use the term in context)- obit that observed, not but never quoted Suzman, when hundreds of others never even make that claim, nor does she in any of her direct communications make any such claim, and calls it a “win”.

    Ignore him.

  82. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 18:33

    ed. note:not but never quoted Suzman”

  83. tigrismus said,

    January 29, 2009 at 18:42

    When he got lonely he’d go home to mount a cello.

    OW OW OW MY BRAIN YOU BASTARD.

  84. Mo's Bike Shope said,

    January 29, 2009 at 18:49

    Shorter Actor212:

    Frist!

  85. N.C. said,

    January 29, 2009 at 18:51

    While scanning this thread I thought you all were talking about Suze Orman and I was like buh?

  86. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 18:59

    Mo’s Bike Shope said,

    January 29, 2009 at 18:49

    Shorter Actor212:

    Frist!

    Now that’s downright mean!

  87. Mo's Bike Shope said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:01

    Actor, every thread now is equal parts you and your spankin’ partner.

    You bring the dull.

  88. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:03

    Bite me, Mo. If you don’t like it, post more, mmmmmmmmmmmmK? That changes the tone of the thread, forces the dialogue in a different direction, yaddayaddayadda….sorry for your damn luck, son.

  89. SomeNYGuy said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:07

    Infighting? Troll has succeeded. Too bad.

  90. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:10

    Hm. Methinks some posts have disappeared.

  91. Me said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:17

    Actor, dude, like many here I have been guilty of occasional troll feeding. Note the use of the qualifier “occasional”. Watching you jump instantly on every troll post at any time of the day or night is disturbingly reminiscent of a few Usenet flamewars I’ve witnessed, which seemingly involved people that never slept or did much of anything else for that matter. That was back when I still participated in Usenet, you know, before it died.

  92. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:24

    Yea…and?

    I think if anything I’ve provided rebuttal information that other people can use in the event that they actually argue with someone that they can’t conveniently ignore.

    I’ve seen trolls, even here, jam up a thread spouting nonsense and watched liberals defend their positions with the most nonsensical arguments, from time to time.

    And if anything, I’ve been pretty even-tempered about it, for the most part.

    I have no problem with what I’ve done here and if you’ll scroll back, I’ve agreed that, today, I will not rebut a troll-flame directly.

    Indeed, I might point out that y’all are pretty much trolling this thread, polluting it with the whining and the bitching and the complaining, when I’ve already said I wouldn’t bother.

    But hey! I got no problem being talked about!

  93. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:24

    Now, who wants pie?

  94. Willy said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:25

    Usenet is dead?

  95. J— said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:27

    Hi, my name is J— and I’m a troll.

  96. Me said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:27

    Usenet is dead?

    Effectively, yes. Maybe I wasn’t reading the right groups, but it devolved into spam and lonely flamewars quite a while ago in my estimation.

  97. Righteous Bubba said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:29

    Actor, every thread now is equal parts you and your spankin’ partner.

    Judicious application of killfiles eliminates both.

  98. Anonymous said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:29

    Black rule in the USA is going to give us the same thing it gave South Africa and Zimbabwe!

  99. Righteous Bubba said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:30

    Hi, my name is J— and I’m a troll.

    Fuck you troll! Stop posting!

    I have defeated the troll and he will not be back.

  100. kiki said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:32

    Y’know, if the Dems keep getting their way, wingnut retards will have to do what everyone else has to do when the government won’t pay them a blind bit of notice: stop trolling lefty blogs, actually get off their corpulent asses, go out into the street and demonstrate.

    It’ll be like the Gathering of Eagles times a hundred. Which is like 300 people.

  101. tigrismus said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:32

    I don’t read most troll comments or most responses to trolls, and find threads can get boring when too many do respond, but I also find those comments and threads easily skippable, different strokes &c. I’m just here for the drunken and drug-addled islamohomocommiesex-and-abortion parties, anyhoo.

  102. J— said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:34

    Righteous Bubba is in denial. Let us help him to recognize and accept his own trollishness so that he,too, can begin to move on.

  103. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:36

    Righteous Bubba is in denial. Let us help him to recognize and accept his own trollishness so that he,too, can begin to move on.

    You mean he’d put himself in his own killfile?

  104. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:37

    Kiki,

    Republicans?

    Exercise?

    Never happen!

  105. John D. said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:38

    “I guess what annoys me is not the feeding but the constant troll disruptions that hijack the whole thread. That’s boring. Now watch this shot.”

    I agree about the troll disruptions fucking things up for everyone. That’s what caused Michael Moore to eventually close down the forums at his website some years back…Which was a real pity. It was an enjoyable place to hang out. There was a good group of people there.

    At a fun public forum, even if there’s no meaningful conversations going on, folks can still shoot the shit, have a few laughs together, gossip, prattle mindlessly, tell jokes…Pretty much the whole reason Sadly, No exists, eh? But even that can be spoiled by just a couple of Ego-crazed yahoos demanding that everyone pay attention as they roll in their own shit, and who simply refuse to shut up out of common courtesy.

    The problem is, ignoring the scum isn’t always a successful strategy. Indeed, in my experience, that particular gameplan never tends to work whenever the GOP’s Online Cockraoch Brigade is being deliberately disruptive.

  106. Susan of Texas said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:38

    I totally agree that it’s boring and disruptive to feed the trolls. Despite the fact that I spent an entire evening playing whack-a-mole with one.

    I feel dirty, yet satisfied.

    Now I know how Republicans feel after sex.

  107. Bitter Scribe said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:39

    The funniest part is that all the GOP stunt proved was that progress can be made without help from ANY of them.

    They’ve become irrelevant, and they just proved it.

    Not to be a concern troll, but don’t be too sure. The Senate GOP can always filibuster.

    If they do, I hope the Democrats force them into a real filibuster, as in the Senate shuts down totally until this is resolved. None of this gentlemen’s-agreement bullshit. Let the public see who the true obstructionists are.

  108. Righteous Bubba said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:40

    Righteous Bubba is in denial. Let us help him to recognize and accept his own trollishness so that he,too, can begin to move on.

    What? Back for another ass-whipping already? You are persistent! Here you go: Thomas Jefferson said something! HA!

    Now slink back to Free Republic to lick your wounds!

  109. tigrismus said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:45

    Righteous Ruppa? Gary Bubbert?

  110. Legalize said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:46

    I just think it’s funny that Twoofie has sunk to comparing Barack Obama to the very young and very flawed government in South Africa. Why? Barack is black, and the ANC is comprised mostly of black Africans.

    That’s all Twoofie’s his papa bear, Rush the Junkie, and the RNC have to offer: black, blackity black black black!!!

  111. Legalize said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:48

    “Not to be a concern troll, but don’t be too sure. The Senate GOP can always filibuster.”

    Let them. While they read the contents of the Manhattan White Pages, Barack can go on television every morning around 10 and announce the latest rounds of layoffs affecting people in say, Ohio and Indiana.

  112. g said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:51

    Um…carry on.

  113. Sir Heh Indeedington said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:53

    Troofus-

    Are you serious? Are you for real? You’re still talking about South Africa?

    Mercy me, you have no idea how much of a beatdown you’re gonna get in 2012. I feel sorry for you.

  114. N.C. said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:54

    I bet Suze Orman could hide behind money too. I bet she can do hella bill-origami and like make a fuckin’ delicate three-panel-screen like all them Southern belles got.

  115. Righteous Bubba said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:55

    I totally agree that it’s boring and disruptive to feed the trolls. Despite the fact that I spent an entire evening playing whack-a-mole with one.

    It always depends. It can be fun, funny, and informative, and thank you again for indulging my own weakness.

  116. Sir Heh Indeedington said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:56

    No one is suggesting the US has official anti-white policies yet (affirmative action aside), but an anti-white sentiment expressed openly at the inaugural benediction is a chilling sign of where things could go.

    Durrrrrrrrr! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Most. Laughable. Troll. Ever.

    So some sweet old pastor and veteran of the civil rights movement, wherein racist oafs like you would knock men of the cloth like him upside the head, makes reference to an old, old song. Everyone gets a chuckle out of it, and it’s a nice reminder of where we’ve been and how far we have to go.

    Everyone, of course, except the usual suspects: ClownHall, the Korner, Glenn Reynolds, Gateway Pundit, and the one-two punch of Bumblin’ Bob Owens and his sockpuppet/buddy, Troofus McTroll. Oh noes! He dared make mention of whites “doing what’s right”!!!! Nuh uh, I don’t wanna! This is just like libral fashisum and Zimbobway!

    Give it up. You’re a joke.

  117. Sir Heh Indeedington said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:57

    anti-white sentiments being OK to express officially

    The Rev. Lowery isn’t anti-white, you crybaby. Even Inhannity and Rushiepoo aren’t talking about this anymore.

  118. Sir Heh Indeedington said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:58

    Here is how it will go down next week. First, the results from Virginia and North Carolina will come in, and they’ll be declared for McCain. You’ll be disappointed, but “no big deal, change can’t come overnight” will be your comment. Florida will go red, and a little nervousness will creep in. The usual suspects will fall into the usual categories. As the night drags on, Ohio, Colorado, and (much to your horror) Pennsylvania will be too close to call.

    My advice at this point to you will be to go to bed. You will wake up to a McCain presidency and the Great Liberal Freakout will be on.

    Bookmark this, liberals, as this is exactly how it is going to go down. You will be wonder how the hell I was able to call this.

  119. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    January 29, 2009 at 20:00

    If they do, I hope the Democrats force them into a real filibuster, as in the Senate shuts down totally until this is resolved. None of this gentlemen’s-agreement bullshit. Let the public see who the true obstructionists are.

    This is why Franken needs to be seated, STAT! He’d be the man to punch the Repugs in their tiny testicles, and do it with panache.

    Now, about that pie, how about a nice steak and kidney pie from hte Chip Shop… all the Britishness, with nary a chav in sight.

  120. Leon Trotsky, Exile-in-Mexico said,

    January 29, 2009 at 20:05

    The election is super important to me said,
    January 29, 2009 at 19:55

    Liar. You don’t care about anything.

  121. Willy said,

    January 29, 2009 at 20:08

    Has anyone ever noticed that guys like Troof/DedState are 100% wrong all the time? Which is kind of wonderful since they can see the future. Sure, their vision is 100% wrong but that would mean doing the opposite would be 100% correct.

    For example, ‘McCain wins, libs freak out’ actually translates into ‘Obama wins, reptards freak out.’

    Kinda like Kostanza.

    Tell us what else sucks, RedTaint, I’m interested…now.

  122. Anonymous said,

    January 29, 2009 at 20:13

    Affirmative Action is anti-white racism, as any objective observer can see.

    Massive Third World immigration is another anti-white policy.

  123. You Can't Put Lipstick On A Repig said,

    January 29, 2009 at 20:14

    Allowing repigs to stay alive amounts to an anti-progress policy, an anti-middle class policy, and an anti-intellectual-progress policy.

    The only thing repigs are good for is keeping wetsuit and dildo manufacturers in business.

  124. Lawnguylander said,

    January 29, 2009 at 20:16

    Let them. While they read the contents of the Manhattan White Pages, Barack can go on television every morning around 10 and announce the latest rounds of layoffs affecting people in say, Ohio and Indiana.

    That and Obama needs to get them to do more whining about being ignored. Remember how well that worked out for the GOP in 1995? I know Obama was busy back then destroying his birth certificate, traveling back in time to plant fake birth notices in Hawaiian papers, etc. but I’m sure he must have noticed how much play Clinton got out of that shutdown incident. Clinton also made a show out of trying to work with the Republicans but he knew what they were about. Prior to that he was looking like he might be a one-termer. I”m glad I don’t remember but I’m sure Rush Limbaugh thought the shutdown was a great idea at the time and was challenging the manhood of all Republicans who thought it might be a better idea to try to work something out. Let that fucking fool get all the op-ed space he wants and let’s hope every wingnut blog out there falls in line behind him. Kneecapping their own party out of sheer stupidity is the most patriotic thing any of them will ever do.

  125. Leon Trotsky, Exile-in-Mexico said,

    January 29, 2009 at 20:18

    Y’know what’s really anti-white?

    Fucks that insist on making white people look like fucking assholes.

  126. MzNicky said,

    January 29, 2009 at 20:24

    Is there an invisible thread in a parallel universe going on somewhere or what? I’m all confused.

  127. Rusty Shackleford said,

    January 29, 2009 at 20:27

    For you folks lucky enough to live where there’s Trader Joe’s, you gotta try these Sea Salt & Turbinado Sugar Dark Chocolate Almonds. Holy shit they’re amazing. My sister-in-law gave us some (we have no TJ’s in Mississippi) and I’m about to plotz from ecstasy.

    So what’s all this about trolls?

  128. kg said,

    January 29, 2009 at 20:34

    RS,

    Your recommendation has been duly noted.

    Also, for your own sake, move closer to a Trader Joe’s.

    Whats a troll?

  129. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    January 29, 2009 at 20:35

    Fucks that insist on making white people look like fucking assholes.

    Yeah, Troofie, stop being my color.

  130. Rusty Shackleford said,

    January 29, 2009 at 20:40

    kg,

    I used to live in an apartment complex across the damn STREET from a TJ’s. That was awesome.

    Now it’s Kroger, Wal-Mart, or starve.

  131. Jennifer said,

    January 29, 2009 at 20:44

    Rusty – I made a TJ’s run when I was in Atlanta a month ago, and since then have been snacking on the dark chocolate covered almonds, dark chocolate covered edamame, Thai chili and lime cashews, and honey-sesame almonds.

    I’ve actually written to TJs and begged them to open a store here. They say we’re not on their “2 year plan”. Then again, Arkansas and Mississippi are never on anyone’s “2 year plan”.

  132. Shut up, that's who said,

    January 29, 2009 at 20:46

    I think if anything I’ve provided rebuttal information that other people can use in the event that they actually argue with someone that they can’t conveniently ignore.

    I’ve seen trolls, even here, jam up a thread spouting nonsense and watched liberals defend their positions with the most nonsensical arguments, from time to time.

    This kind of revelation leads to what we certified internet pscychobabblers refer to as a “breakthrough.” Actor2112′s ego is so out of control that he thinks he’s essential to the dialogue here. That if not for him so many of us would be flailing away online and off. Powerless against our wingnut oppressors, we wander the internets in hope that someone will clog them up by making hundreds of comments a day in our favorite blog. A modern day equivalent of manning the barricades. It’s touching in a sense and altogether heroic of course. Do not be surprised if he lashes back with threats of servings of pie when you display your ingratitude. It’s your own fault if you don’t enjoy the privilege of him reading your comments from now on. I’m looking at you, Mo’s Bike Shop, MZNicky, g, etc.

    But hey! I got no problem being talked about!

    Indeed you don’t, Actor2112, indeed you don’t. I must say that I never thought I’d miss the days when you were dropping your “Typical white person? I played basketball with black people!!!” and “ZOMG! OBAMA DOESN’T SALUTE THE FLAG” blog links here and then running away. I do though. I really do. Sniff.

  133. Shut up, that's who said,

    January 29, 2009 at 20:48

    I eat poop!

  134. Rusty Shackleford said,

    January 29, 2009 at 20:49

    Jennifer,

    I tried begging TJ’s too. Same response. C’est la vie – another excuse to travel.

  135. SomeNYGuy said,

    January 29, 2009 at 20:50

    I always read the Invisible Post right after I finish the Transparent Times.

  136. kg said,

    January 29, 2009 at 20:59

    I guess I’m spoiled. I have to beg them to open a store closer to my house, you guys can’t even get one in the damned STATE!

    btw, they have these great pizza dough balls that you just roll out, add your fixins and ¡OMFGAWESOMEPIZZA!
    for a buck, no less.

  137. g said,

    January 29, 2009 at 21:16

    Palin’s stalking Obama, it looks like. She’s the jilted girlfriend stalker from h*((

  138. Jennifer said,

    January 29, 2009 at 21:16

    kg – and it’s ORGANIC pizza dough, no less. I’ve tried that before.

  139. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 21:17

    g said,

    January 29, 2009 at 19:51

    Um…carry on.

    *AHEM*

    *koffkoff*

  140. The Goddamn Batman Spent His Entire London Vacation Wailing On Chavs, It Was The Best Time Of His Goddamn Life said,

    January 29, 2009 at 21:32

    Shorter GOP: “He said that he would be all bipartisan and stuff, but where’s my pony? I’m gonna ignore what he’s saying and twitter to all my friends, then I’m gonna slam the door to my bedroom extra hard and blast my Jonas Brothers record until my ears bleed! That’ll show him!”

    OK, so it’s not really shorter. Look, I’m the World’s greatest detective, a master martial artist, and an unequaled repurposer of bleeding-edge tactical equipment with a bat-type theme. Nobody bats a thousand, damnit. (I said “bats”, geddit?)

  141. FlipYrWhig said,

    January 29, 2009 at 21:34

    Then again, Arkansas and Mississippi are never on anyone’s “2 year plan”.

    You forgot low-grade felons!

  142. chocolatepie said,

    January 29, 2009 at 21:51

    Rusty:

    Does your Trader Joe’s still have Curried Chick Peas? Those were the best food ever canned, but I think they’ve been discontinued. Much like the Ribwich groupies, I will forever mourn their disappearance until they make a brief cameo for a “limited time only.”

    And CiniMinis were the best damn cereal in the world, and now it has been resurrected as CiniSwirlz or some bullshit, which proves there IS a FSM.

  143. Johnny Pez said,

    January 29, 2009 at 21:53

    Can we look forward to less pseudobipartisan ass-kissing in the future?

    Sadly, no.

  144. chocolatepie said,

    January 29, 2009 at 21:56

    I, for one, want to see the “Democrats Republicans are disrupting the harmony of the world by threatening to filibuster!” card played as venomously as possible. It’s called payback, and oh, it is a bitch.

  145. jim said,

    January 29, 2009 at 21:56

    Without a single Republican voting for the bill, his high-profile visit to Capitol Hill on Tuesday came to exactly naught

    Obama just offered the GOP its first shot at something approaching respectability in more than a decade – & they wiped their crack with it. I’m betting he’s laughing his ass off at all the free mid-term ad copy he just got … not quite “exactly naught,” old tit.

    his failure to get even the squishiest moderate Republican – including the 11 entertained in the White House by Rahm Emanuel last night – to back him is not merely a big score for Rep Eric Cantor, Republican Whip, and the rest of the GOP leadership

    The GOP is basically on fire right now, & playing the United Front (heh) card is about all they’ve got for a fire-extinguisher. Obama may already be planning for a future bill that they CAN’T bloc-vote on without sustaining heavy damage (as in, a lot heavier than what they just did to themselves) … seems he’s quite the sly fox that way. We all know how a lot of those fox-hunts end up, don’t we now old chav? No dead Reynard, & a bunch of sweaty drunk gits massaging their sore arses.

    Anonymous troll isn’t anonymous.
    U R DOING IT WRONG.

    My $0.02 worth?

    We’re ALL trolls – whether we know it or nay – but the problem is, this lovely planet that we’ve been blithely trolling for so long is now starting to troll us back – & in this case, there’s no such place as “offline” in which to hide. Guess who’s got the REAL banhammer here? Oh yeah … & she doesn’t do apologies – but believe me, she’s got one seriously fuckin’ brutal killfile – just ask stegasaurus.

  146. chocolatepie said,

    January 29, 2009 at 21:59

    And WordPress, FOADIAFF for your bait-and-switch strikeout policy.

  147. M. Bouffant said,

    January 29, 2009 at 22:01

    Massive Third World immigration is another anti-white policy.

    No, it’s a pro-business policy, to keep wages & benefits down, & profits up.

    And since only white people are wonderful enough to own businesses, it’s pro-hunkie.

  148. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 22:09

    chocpie, use regular html: works.

  149. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 22:10

    Argh. works

  150. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 22:11

    You get the idea…sheesh. can’t even put spaces in!

    “gt” strike “lt” “gt” /strike “lt” works

  151. chocolatepie said,

    January 29, 2009 at 22:11

    I have been using regular html, but alas, the elves have taken over again and they’re not cobbling shoes this time, it worked?

  152. actor212 said,

    January 29, 2009 at 22:16

    so this worked? or didn’t?

  153. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    January 29, 2009 at 22:41

    The GOP is basically on fire right now, & playing the United Front (heh) card

    Getting back to the “chav” theme, they’re playing the National Front card. e.g., all the troll postings here.

    Now, as far as the GOP is concerned,
    This was a triumph.

  154. Rusty Shackleford said,

    January 29, 2009 at 23:19

    Strikeout test

    chocolatepie, I have sadly no TJ’s anymore. I’ve been doing without since 2003 when I moved back to the South from the West and now rely on the kindness of strangers and in-laws for TJ goodies.

  155. chocolatepie said,

    January 29, 2009 at 23:52

    That is a goddamn crime, Rusty, and I say that with no trace of sarcasm whatsoever. I lived in Los Angeles till I was 10, and when we moved to the midwest, they had never even heard of TJ’s. Thankfully the rubes have been educated since.

    I give up on the strikeout. Like a real lover, it only shows off when it’s trying to tempt me.

  156. Mo's Bike Shop said,

    January 30, 2009 at 0:09

    <strike>strike</strike> = strike

    The preview uses a different style sheet than the blog template. Hence preview will render items that aren’t defined for teh template.

  157. Grand Moff Texan said,

    January 30, 2009 at 0:23

    Telegraph, Economist, Financial Times — ideological chavs.

    Brilliant!
    .

  158. Djur said,

    January 30, 2009 at 0:55

    Mo: The specific issue is that the preview just copies whatever crap you dump in the preview box, without the filtering that WordPress applies. If you try, you can include images, embed Flash, insert iframes, etc. in the preview which are stripped out when the comment is posted.

    This crops up the most for the deprecated S tag, but also sometimes bites people for HTML lists. I’ve been whining for an actual preview script and/or a list of permitted tags for a long while.

  159. J— said,

    January 30, 2009 at 2:34

    And I want my text to blink, damn it!

  160. Bina said,

    January 30, 2009 at 5:02

    BTW, that dude in the photo? His eyes are screaming for help.

  161. Lesley said,

    January 30, 2009 at 5:26

    Gavin adds:
    Obama promised to cooperate with Republicans, but Republicans have broken his promise by not-he-cooperating with them.

    The plumber promised to work on the sink, but shockingly, he broke that promise by not making me stop telling him not to fix the sink, and then working on the sink.

    Disaster for you, for you promised me a rose garden and I am not accepting gardens from you at this time.

    RD Laing would love what you wrote. Happily for him, he is not alive to witness the madness of the Republican mind.

  162. Flap said,

    January 31, 2009 at 6:14

    Then you have guys like this: http://christopherfountain.wordpress.com/2009/01/30/now-it-can-be-revealed-obama-a-white-drug-user-not-12-african/

    He’s looking to upset Margolis and Noonan as Dumbest Bogger Evah.

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