Feb
27

Items In The News Can Make You Say “Teehee”




Posted at 21:28 by Tintin

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ABOVE: Mayor Dean Grose

The Mayor of Los Alamitos, the aptly-named Dean Grose, saw a photo of the White House with a watermelon patch and, after blowing snot bubbles all over his city laptop, he pushed the send button. Now he has offered the best excuse ever since George Bush claimed he had nothing to do with the “Mission Accomplished” sign. Grose says he was “unaware of the stereotype that black people like watermelon.” Apparently he thought that the picture was funny because it was showing all the porkumelons in the recently-passed stimulus bill. Or maybe he saw it as a wry commentary that the stimulus bill was so bad that it must have been written by watermelons.

And, of course, if anyone could defend Mayor Grose, it would be “Van Helsing” at Moonbattery, who calls the watermelon patch photo a “harmless joke” and calls a black woman who was offended by it a “fink who ratted [the Mayor] out [and] sacrificed friendship to the motto, ‘Never Fail to Be Offended.’” After all, what’s the point of being someone’s friend if they can’t call you a “nigger”?

198 Comments »

  1. Doug Watts said,

    February 27, 2009 at 21:32

    Those eyes keep following me.

  2. Marco said,

    February 27, 2009 at 21:33

    I am sorry you were offended by that burning cross i placed on your lawn. I thought you might have wanted some light to read by.

  3. OTB said,

    February 27, 2009 at 21:34

    we need a photoshop of his heads on the lawn stat!

  4. Ken Lowery said,

    February 27, 2009 at 21:35

    If he’s unaware of the place of watermelons in racist iconography, then there is no joke, so why would he send it around?

    Fucking stupid.

  5. John D. said,

    February 27, 2009 at 21:37

    That’s him in the photo? He looks…how to put this politely…none too bright.

  6. Sockpuppet #47 said,

    February 27, 2009 at 21:37

    What I want to ask this racist fucker is “if it isn’t a racial reference, what is the joke? Please, explain the joke to us.”

    Watch the fucker squirm if anyone ever manages to pin him down with a similar question. The picture doesn’t make ANY sense unless it is a racial reference. It isn’t just a bad joke, it isn’t a joke at all. Replace the watermelons with a different fruit, and you have nothing.

  7. SomeNYGuy said,

    February 27, 2009 at 21:39

    Such a familiar face. Didin’t he play Alice on The Brady Bunch?

  8. OTB said,

    February 27, 2009 at 21:40

    ha ha! Alice it is!

  9. George said,

    February 27, 2009 at 21:41

    Stop being so politically correct. Get a life!

  10. PeeJ said,

    February 27, 2009 at 21:42

    The aptly named mayor ought to run for Preznit. He could probably catch Jindal (who just polled a lousy 9%, well behind the huckster, the mittster and the mooseter) due to his similar crucifixion by the liberal media.

  11. Ken Lowery said,

    February 27, 2009 at 21:43

    Hi5, Sockpuppet!

  12. SFGOTP said,

    February 27, 2009 at 21:45

    …and then they all got AIDS and died. Ha ha ha!!!

  13. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    February 27, 2009 at 21:46

    then there is no joke, so why would he send it around?

    Well, the joke is that Obama is so bad at planning – he’s got all them watermelons and nary a buckit o fried chicken. Whut kinda hoedown has only watermelon and no fried chicken?

  14. tigrismus said,

    February 27, 2009 at 21:47

    Apparently he’s going to resign. Good, because he’s either a none-too-subtle racist, dumber than a bag of dirt, or some unhappy combination of the two. Plus, Holy Hell that man was beaten HARD with the ugly stick.

  15. Steve V said,

    February 27, 2009 at 21:50

    The comments on that moonbattery post are beyond spoofing.

  16. Kepping Hate Alive said,

    February 27, 2009 at 21:50

    Keeping Hate Alive
    By Bob Weir
    When the New York Post went ape in a cartoon, the enemies of freedom and equality showed their colors. Apparently the time has come to silence all critics of President Obama! He is the leader of our country and must not be questioned! Therefore, anyone who dares to make a critical reference to him or any of his policies is an enemy of the United States and should be destroyed.

    Furthermore, every word or phrase used to challenge his authority will be meticulously parsed to discover hidden meanings. As for Rupert Murdoch, the News Corp Chairman, who recently apologized for a cartoon at his New York Post that critics said likened a chimpanzee to our president: force him to accept bailout funds and then control his every move. The cartoonist, who had the temerity to think that he had the freedom under the Constitution to use political humor as his creative offering: sentence him to six months of sensitivity training seminars.

    In case you just got back from a trip to another planet, the Post printed a cartoon depicting the body of a bullet-riddled chimp named, Travis and two police officers. The violent chimp was shot to death by police in Connecticut after horribly mauling a woman. The caption read: “They’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill.”

    Well, you would have thought the Ku Klux Klan had been given the keys to the White House. Julian Bond, of the NAACP, said the cartoon was inviting the assassination of the president, so he wants the editor and cartoonist fired. Then there’s that highly principled arbiter of moral values, the Reverend Al Sharpton, who wants to shut down the newspaper for, among other red herring reasons, choosing February, which is Black History Month, to insult the first African-American president. (It couldn’t be because The Post has often written about the Harlem rabble-rouser and his many legal and ethical challenges.)

    Sharpton wants the Federal Communications Commission to investigate The Post. Investigate what? Are they going to decide if the paper was comparing Obama to an ape? What in Heaven’s name is going on in this country? When George W. Bush was in office, he didn’t get a minute’s peace for 8 years. Day after day he was bombarded with the meanest, slimiest, most vicious comments and caricatures ever heard or seen in the political world. Not only was he drawn as a monkey, he was regularly viewed as a clown, a child wearing a dunce cap, a war monger and the devil incarnate, just to cite a few of the scurrilous attacks. He just shrugged it off and continued doing his job.

    My feeling is that Obama is doing the same thing. He’s not squawking about something as innocuous as a cartoon because he’s too busy, too confident and has too much class to waste time with such nonsense.

    But charlatans like Sharpton would like people to believe that they’re still living in the 1960′s with Sheriff Bull Connors in Mississippi, using dogs to attack black demonstrators, and Alabama Governor George Wallace standing in front of a school to stop integration. Now that Barack Obama and Eric Holder, the days when charges of racism could be thrown around like baseballs during spring training, are gone. Those who made a small fortune by using the race card as a credit card are as outdated as the dinosaur.

    Bond, appearing on the Keith Olbermann Show on MSNBC, said the connection between simians and black men is an old canard. (Evidently, it’s not old enough, since Bond wants to introduce it to a new generation who undoubtedly never heard it before.) Of course, Olbermann, who, during the Bush presidency spent every second of air time on his show foaming at the mouth with a rage that often made him look like a candidate for a padded cell, was in his glory as he eagerly asked leading questions of his guest, always getting the anticipated response.

    As I watched the President address Congress on Tuesday evening I couldn’t help thinking that this elegant, well educated man is embarrassed when race hustlers like Sharpton go to the airwaves to “defend” him with a contrived, pretentious display of indignation. Demagogues like “Rev. Al” lose contributions to their causes when the racial climate is friendly and the dark clouds of bigotry are being dispersed. He needs friction between the races in order to add to his personal treasury and be relevant in a country that has abandoned such anachronous behavior.

    We have many serious challenges to face in the future; we don’t need race baiters trying to drag us back to the past.

  17. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    February 27, 2009 at 21:50

    Hey, cut the guy some slack, he probably thought the picture was porn.

  18. Rusty Shackleford said,

    February 27, 2009 at 21:53

    Where’s the joke? Well, apparently someone planted a watermelon patch in Connecticut…

  19. Gary Ruppert said,

    February 27, 2009 at 21:55

    Stupid liberals, the joke is simply that it’s so cold in Washington DC right now that watermelons won’t grow there, like they do here in the heartland where I live.

  20. SomeNYGuy said,

    February 27, 2009 at 21:55

    We have many serious challenges to face in the future; we don’t need race baiters trying to drag us back to the past.

    Sounds like Bob Weir just announced his retirement!

  21. Mr. Wonderful said,

    February 27, 2009 at 21:55

    Is that Bob Weir formerly of the Grateful Dead? This is a sincere question.

  22. Andrew said,

    February 27, 2009 at 21:56

    Bob Weir is right!

    We have many serious challenges to face in the future; we don’t need race baiters trying to drag us back to the past.

    And that’s why Grose should resign. Thanks, Ctrl-V-Man!

  23. Rusty Shackleford said,

    February 27, 2009 at 21:58

    In the midst of saying racism is dead, a Moonbattery commenter declares:

    There is one thing that is certainly apparent and that is that Blacks seem to have a serious genetic deficiency in the lack of a sense of humor.

    You can’t make this shit up.

  24. actor212 said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:00

    “I’m sorry, I didn’t realize that burning cross would offend the nigras”…sheesh!

  25. actor212 said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:00

    ACK!

    Sorry Marco. My bad for not scrolling back first.

  26. OneMadClown said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:00

    Stop being so politically correct. Get a life!

    You tell ‘em, cracker.

  27. Jennifer said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:01

    Grose says he was “unaware of the stereotype that black people like watermelon.”

    Damn, that’s almost as good as the time B-1 Bob Dornan said “now every lesbian spearchucker is out to get me” and followed up by insisting that there was no racial intent in the use of “spearchucker”.

    In other news, by fucking my ex-boss out of a construction job today, I’ve been able to set 3 of the guys I used to work with up with some work, since they aren’t getting enough (or any, in some cases) from the ex-boss’ rapidly failing business.

    Karma, she is a bitch, but damn if I’m not having a really good day.

  28. PeeJ said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:02

    I’m surprised there’s no picture available of messter exmayor in blackface. Really.

  29. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:03

    The topic of Conservative “humor” came up in the Purple Avenger thread. I think Janeanne Garofalo (the woman who looks kinda like a smaller, smart version of Megan McArdle) put it best when she said something to the effect that satire speaks truth to power, when “satirical” style humor is aimed at people without power, it’s just cruelty.

  30. Jacob Singer said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:03

    Jennifer needs a guest spot on My Name is Earl.

  31. Sockpuppet #47 said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:07

    Fucking hell.. This is what I hate about race relations issue. Those people who insist that racism is dead, simply because it has changed tone. Just because Blacks theoretically have equal legal rights, and because physical attacks are much more rare, doesn’t mean there arn’t plenty of people out there that consider black people and black culture to be inherently inferior!

    We have moved into the “I have lots of black friends, but..” era of racism. Where people make “one of the good ones” type comments, and expect to get away with it. A world where you can’t hate somebody for their ethnic origin, just so long as they don’t talk differently to you, and they dont eat funny ethnic foods, and they don’t wear weird clothes, or worship at the wrong church, or speak out about racial issues, or do ANYTHING would upset a white middle class 1950s housewife.

    Just so long as you are “articulate” and whiter than white inside, you can be any colour of the rainbow* you like, and be treated as an equal! Okay, with a little condescension, but equal!

    * Unless you are actually rainbow coloured. We don’t want no faggots round here.

  32. PurpleGirl said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:07

    In the first posting I saw about the picture it said there was text stating that the Obamas were replacing the traditional WH Easter Egg roll…. i.e., with watermelons. This was supposed to be funny. I think not. It is very racist.

  33. Mayor Grose said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:08

    Well it’s like I’ve always said:

    For children, a woman.
    For pleasure, a boy.
    But for sheer ecstasy, a watermelon.

  34. Mayor Grosse Redux said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:10

    I resign

  35. The Authentic said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:11

    Hey, that watermelon fucking thing sounds like fun.

  36. Ken Lowery said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:12

    A white kid assaulted by a gang of black thugs is just “boys being boys” or is justifiable by centuries-old oppression, but an insulting symbol is a burning cause of riots, marches, chants, and bestial violence.

    Ummmm… I need some help here. Has anything like this ever happened on this planet? I must have been missing all the riots the past few days.

  37. g said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:13

    Well, now that Gary, the spam-troll and Authentic have showed up I want to remind them that I plan to donate a $1 to ACORN for every troll comment on this thread.

    From the last 2 threads I’m up to $22, so you three make it $25 for the day. ACORN thanks you!

    And I believe others are joining in.

  38. Matt T. said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:13

    Is that Bob Weir formerly of the Grateful Dead? This is a sincere question.

    Things have really gone to shit since Jerrybear died, man.

  39. g said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:13

    Oh, whoops, two more! Authentic, you are going to be a great fundraiser for ACORN!

  40. Ken Lowery said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:16

    In fact, physical attacks on blacks by whites is practically non-existent, which is much more honest way of putting it. But is the reverse true?

    Let’s see some citations.

  41. Lawnguylander said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:16

    Witnesseth a less stupid wingnut in the comments over there getting dealt the “you’re such a PC doodyhead killjoy” card by a more stupid wingnut for thinking this was not a smart thing for Grose to do:

    Matt

    Political correctness is what got us here. Maybe we’ve had too damn much political correctness. The whole concept of a label on produce and toys being code words is getting stupid. The joke is as much about the stupidity of code words as it is about Blacks loving watermelons. Besides, what is wrong with Blacks liking watermelons? Should a Scott go crazy if somebody mentions plaid? Should a Norwegian go nuts if somebody has an axe or a spear or a horned helmet and God forbid a mention of lefsa or lutefisk? Should an Irishman go berserk and start screaming discrimination if somebody has a potato? Should an Italian start throwing dishes and yelling about profiling if somebody says something about pasta? Maybe Jews should go really insane if somebody mentions a bagel–especially if they are so insensitive as to mention cream cheese?

    The race card is getting to be very, very old. I think an immediate attack on anybody who plays the race card with no holds barred is now called for.

    Posted by: SnowSnake at February 27, 2009 11:58 AM

    Stupid PC assholes. Attack them!

  42. Jennifer said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:17

    Oh, whoops, two more! Authentic, you are going to be a great fundraiser for ACORN!

    Heh. Authentic’s going to be funding my 1 – 1.5 days per week working for ACORN.

  43. George said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:17

    Authentic, I’d really like to hear your take on the immigration issue.

  44. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:18

    he’s right. In fact, physical attacks on blacks by whites is practically non-existent, which is much more honest way of putting it.

    Well, sometimes it’s hard to tell what color dem crackers are under their hoods.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/08/nyregion/08hate.html?_r=2&ref=nyregion

  45. Jacob Singer said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:19

    Don’t bother. It’s the same tired talking point he brings into every. Single. Thread. That. Has. Something. To. Do. With. Black. People.

    He should just be a man, and admit he thinks black people are inferior to white people. He loves to imply it every time he shows up, but he just doesn’t have the balls to admit it.

  46. jena 8! prop 6! er... bad black people! said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:20

    Ummmm… I need some help here

  47. Ken Lowery said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:20

    Authentic,

    Yeah, “this one time at band camp” is not evidence that white-on-black racism results in “riots and bloodthirsty violence” while black-on-white crime has spokespeople saying “boys will be boys.”

    The plural of “anecdote” is not “data,” and you citing a single case of violence isn’t proof of anything other than, hey, this single case of violence totally sucks.

    You want to talk about social trends, I want to see statistics and citations… from reputable sources. Go on. I’m waiting.

  48. Matt T. said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:21

    Man, has “play the race card” become the new mating call of the North American Slough-Footed Asshole or what? Almost without fail, you hear someone bitching about someone else playing the race card, dollars to dip, that first someone is trying to defend some dumbass racist shit some other dingleberry, usually someone in high office or mainstream media. Usually in some weaselly, chickenshit way, too, like “Oh, it’s not fair I’m no longer allowed to call grown black men ‘boy’ with impunity, it just isn’t”. You can pretty much walk away after hearing that, ’cause you know nothing useful is going to come out of a “race card” using mouth for the next couple years.

  49. PeeJ said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:21

    Just so long as you are “articulate” and whiter than white inside, you can be any colour of the rainbow* you like, and be treated as an equal! Okay, with a little condescension, but equal!

    * Unless you are actually rainbow coloured. We don’t want no faggots round here.

    I swear to Ahuru Mazda, the fine people over at GayPutzRiot are fag-hatin, lesbian-loathing homophobes. They keep saying “But gays already have equal rights.” And then they get vicious and vile. I stopped going.

  50. Sockpuppet #47 said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:22

    To answer the rhetorical question asked by “Matt”, YES, many Scots would go crazy if you referred to tartan as “plaid”.

    THIS is exactly the problem with stupid stereotypes. They demonstrate a lack of actual understanding of other cultures, and display that ignorance proudly. There isn’t anything wrong with being ignorant of another culture. We can’t all know everything. But being proud of how stupid you are isn’t on.

  51. Ken Lowery said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:23

    Matt T.:

    I wonder what these folks would do if Al Sharpton didn’t speak up on a subject. That would remove about 80% of their ammo, which amounts to “haha Al Sharpton.”

  52. OB-GYN Kenobi said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:23

    If he didn’t know it was racist, then why exactly did he think it was funny?

  53. White Male, Jew of Liberal Fascism said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:24

    FBI saw mortgage fraud early

    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/397690_fbiweb28.html

    Both retired FBI officials asserted that the Bush administration was thoroughly briefed on the mortgage fraud crisis and its potential to cascade out of control with devastating financial consequences, but made the decision not to give back to the FBI the agents it needed to address the problem.

  54. Jennifer said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:25

    Oh liberals, I love the fact that you are sending the money from your non-productive “jobs” to ACORN and other anti-democracy groups.

    While you’re sitting around here bitching and moaning about groups that help the poorest and least powerful get their voices heard by the government, I’ll be earning all the money your complaints generate in donations working with small business owners to lobby our elected officials in support of universal health care.

    In the end, we’ll get it done, and you will have helped to fund our efforts – thanks!

  55. OB-GYN Kenobi said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:26

    Shorter Racist Mayor: I think that jokes about you are funny. Don’t *you* think that jokes about you are funny?

    Racist Mayor Postscript: Jokes about me or about any of my practices, characteristics, beliefs or opinions are hateful.

  56. George said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:27

    The Authentic, what are your thoughts on illegal immigration?

  57. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:28

    He should just be a man, and admit he thinks black people are inferior to white people.

    He should really be a man and admit it to a bunch of blue-collar South Bronx residents. I would be happy to introduce him to worthy individuals of that ilk.

  58. Ken Lowery said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:30

    Whoops. According to the FBI, in 2007 (no data for 2008 that I can find), 62.9% of hate crime offenders were white, and 20.8% were black.

    The basis of 52% of all hate crimes was due to race.

    69.3% were victims of anti-black bias.

    18.3% were victims of anti-white bias.

    http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/hc2007/index.html

    All of that translates to “fuck you, Troofie.”

  59. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:30

    My bad. Apparently “white on black” violence is non-existent. It’s been almost two full weeks since the last round of chuch burnings in the South.

  60. PeeJ said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:30

    I know they don’t pay academics that much.
    True. Although, when I was working my way through college, I thought the academics we’re doing pretty damn well. Now, I pay myself whatever I like because I own the company. Which I started.

    I’m not nearly as successful as my liberal entrepreneur friends in, say Silicon Valley , so have to limit myself somewhat. Let’s see,…..your comment just got ACORN $100.

  61. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:33

    Things have really gone to shit since Jerrybear died, man.

    That’s when I stopped paying attention to all things Dead, since I was a Jerry fan. Has Weir gone yoosta-bee or full wingnut or something?

  62. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:33

    Oh liberals, I love the fact that you are sending the money from your non-productive “jobs” to ACORN and other anti-democracy groups.

    I actually consulted an endocrinologist because I figured that my consumption of sweet, sweet wingnut tears would have an adverse effect on the long-term health of my pancreas. She informed me that wingnut tears, while sweet, contained no sugars, but that the high salt content could have an adverse effect on blood pressure.

  63. George said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:34

    A liberal is either a parasite or someone who likes to be in charge of the parasites.

  64. Ken Lowery said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:35

    Hey Troofie.

    I cited lots of stats of “real people being hurt,” but weirdly, they directly contradict your assertions.. assertions which have no evidence to back them up. So…?

  65. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:36

    A liberal is either a parasite or someone who likes to be in charge of the parasites.

    Like someone who spends all day posting antagonistic crap on blogs?

  66. Matt T. said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:36

    I wonder what these folks would do if Al Sharpton didn’t speak up on a subject. That would remove about 80% of their ammo, which amounts to “haha Al Sharpton.”

    They’ll bitch about Al Sharpton anyway. Seriously. Al Sharpton’s the Oppressed White Man’s “get out of jail free card”, and they have a vague idea concerning some girl named Tonya or something and so, as Rush and Neil and Sean and Ann say, everything black people say or do is bullshit and not worth considering. Same with Jesse Jackson and his inability to not have a kid out of wedlock, Sharpton being not perfect means black folks want special benefits and will lie to you and rob you and don’t really like you.

    Also, since liberals worship Sharpton and Jackson like we worship Karl Marx and and Charles Darwin andFidel Castro and Jane Fonda and Teddy Kennedy and Bill Clinton, are arguments are inherintly flawed if they at all coincide with the Evil Negroes. Plus, all black people, since they all think with one whitey-hatin’, work-avoidin’, baby-mammain’, dappin’ mind, receive daily orders to hate whitey and not contribute to society from Sharpton and Jackson and NOBODY ELSE!

    And liberals really know all this but we pretend to care about equality and civil rights and whatnot just because we’re shit-asses like that. Really gives one a sort of respect for out-and-out racists like Klansmen, ya know?

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

    February 27, 2009 at 22:37

    I’m reminded of that person that made the Obama buck, with the Trifecta Of Fried Chicken, Kool-Aid and Watermelon.

    And then acted surprised when people called her racist, as if she’d just picked those three items at random, with absolutely no understanding of their meaning.

  68. actor212 said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:38

    To answer the rhetorical question asked by “Matt”, YES, many Scots would go crazy if you referred to tartan as “plaid”.

    And in fairness, lutefisk does make many Scandanavians reach for the nearest weapon.

  69. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:40

    If he didn’t know it was racist, then why exactly did he think it was funny?

    I could kind of see if somebody thought “oh, haw haw, Obama’s bankrupted the country with the Porkulus to the point that they have to grow food on the White House lawn”, or something.

    However, in this case, he knew very well it was racist and just got caught with his fatty trousers down, like the Obama buck ‘nut Leon mentioned.

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

    February 27, 2009 at 22:40

    Mostly just to kill it again. God, that stuff’s awful.

    Incidently, I do get orders to hate whitey every day. Of course, I’m the one giving them, but what does that matter? I’m a self-employed hater.

  71. Matt T. said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:40

    That’s when I stopped paying attention to all things Dead, since I was a Jerry fan.

    Really, has anything the Dead done since Pigpen split been worth paying attention to? I like the Dead up to about Mars Hotel or so, but the trip was far too long and not so much strange as…noodly.

    Has Weir gone yoosta-bee or full wingnut or something?

    Hey, ya never know. Musicians can be douchebags, this I know.

  72. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:41

    And in fairness, lutefisk does make many Scandanavians reach for the nearest weapon.

    Which is, invariably, lutefisk!

  73. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:43

    Really, has anything the Dead done since Pigpen split been worth paying attention to?

    I think so, but I’ll plead my usual lack of musical taste. All my friends were Deadheads in the 80s, so I went along and had a good time with it all.

    Hey, ya never know. Musicians can be douchebags, this I know.

    OK. From some comments above it sounded like Weir had gone wingnut.

  74. The Sad Truth said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:44

    Don’t you get it? When I give an example of a black person doing something bad, the entire edifice of Liberalism comes crashing down under the weight of its hypocrisy.

    Why are you all still here?

  75. Ken Lowery said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:45

    See, hate crimes are filed by motive, and the FBI says white-on-black violence specifically motivated by racism is — contrary to your claims — quite common. Whereas black-on-white hate crime is tiny in comparison.

    The case you cite — wielding it like a holy symbol, as if it alone (and not actual statistics of any kind) is proof positive of whatever point it is you have, something like “black people are evil” — is quite specifically a hate crime. I mean, it was reported as such. And your argument here is that black-on-white hate crimes are NOT reported…

    Unless you want to suggest the FBI is in the tank for ACORN…?

  76. actor212 said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:46

    Which is, invariably, lutefisk!

    The less fortunate get the pine board it’s been smashed on.

    Which is actually tastier.

  77. Ken Lowery said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:47

    How about, this time, YOU go to the “raw numbers” and come back with something. It would be refreshing if you had anything like evidence to back up a claim.

  78. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:48

    Which is actually tastier.

    And has a much more pleasant texture.

  79. Jacob Singer said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:48

    C’mon, Authentic. Just admit it. Be a man. ADMIT IT.

  80. actor212 said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:49

    Bob Weir, the Deadist, played a Concert For Change at Penn State in October. I doubt this is the same guy.

  81. The Authentic said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:49

    This email receipt just in:

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    It ain’t much, but those pennies add up.

  82. Rightwingsnarkle said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:50

    D’oh!

  83. actor212 said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:50

    Troofie? Facts?

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  84. J— said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:51

    Is that Bob Weir formerly of the Grateful Dead? This is a sincere question.

    This got left off the cut and paste:

    Bob Weir is a former detective sergeant in the New York City Police Department. He is the executive editor of The News Connection in Highland Village, Texas.

    This particular Bob Weir has a bunch of essays at the American Thinker.

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

    February 27, 2009 at 22:51

    Everything is in the tank for ACORN.

    It’s part of the paranoid worldview it poses in, that it behaves as the lone truth-teller, the martyr who’ll be slain by us wild, savage barbarians, us unlearned Negro-lovers and America-haters, as it keeps hoping and dreaming we’ll do.

    The truth is, I still think it’s dull, tedious and repetitive. Its little game is boring, it hasn’t grown or shown any signs of adaptation in the past 8 years. It still just behaves as it did back when it was Kevin, and that’s kind of sad.

  86. Shorter Troofie said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:52

    Your evidence that my assertion is wrong is central to my point that my assertion is correct.

  87. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:53

    Bob Weir is a former detective sergeant in the New York City Police Department.

    Aha – thanks for the info.

    Sadly, it’s all too easy to believe that someone I haven’t paid attention to since before 9/11 – regardless of their behavior and politics back then – might now be outraged by Chappaquiddick.

  88. FlipYrWhig said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:54

    You know what would make this cartoon funnier? Two white cops shooting the watermelon.

  89. Lawnguylander said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:55

    I was hesitant to post that comment by SnowSnake because I thought it was so stupid that it could be some lefty wiseass engaged in shenanigans over there. Now though, I suspect SnowSnake is Clint Eastwood’s nym de blog:

    Eastwood thinks political correctness has made society humourless

    Fri, Feb 27 01:15 PM

    London, February 27 (ANI): Acting legend Clint Eastwood , 79, apparently believes that political correctness has rendered modern society humourless, for he accuses younger generations of spending too much time trying to avoid being offensive.

    The Dirty Harry star insists that he should be able to tell harmless jokes about nationality without fearing that people may brand him “a racist”.

    “People have lost their sense of humour. In former times we constantly made jokes about different races. You can only tell them today with one hand over your mouth or you will be insulted as a racist,” the Daily Express quoted him as saying.

    “I find that ridiculous. In those earlier days every friendly clique had a ‘Sam the Jew’ or ‘Jose the Mexican’ – but we didn’t think anything of it or have a racist thought. It was just normal that we made jokes based on our nationality or ethnicity. That was never a problem. I don’t want to be politically correct.

    We’re all spending too much time and energy trying to be politically correct about everything,” he added.

    Clint is totally out of line. It’s true and sad that there is less and less funny left in the US of A as so many of our crotchety old racists die off. But is he not aware of the fine work that younger racists are engaged in on a daily basis? Why does he not give these brave young crackers credit for the fine work they’re doing with racial stereotypes (sexist slurs too!) in the face of brutal oppression by the PC police? Not cool, Clint, not cool.

  90. Ken Lowery said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:55

    Yeah, sorry, not sure why I got engaged with the troll this time. Sorry guys.

  91. actor212 said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:56

    In those earlier days every friendly clique had a ‘Sam the Jew’ or ‘Jose the Mexican’ – but we didn’t think anything of it or have a racist thought. It was just normal that we made jokes based on our nationality or ethnicity. That was never a problem.

    Errrr, Clint?

    That was precisely the problem.

  92. Matt T. said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:56

    All my friends were Deadheads in the 80s, so I went along and had a good time with it all.

    Ah, but Deadheads are a hoot anyway. How can you not enjoy spending at least the odd afternoon around people who’s whole reason to be is getting high and listening to music? ‘Course, all the Deadheads I knew were post-Jerry, so it’s undoubtably a different experience.

    Seriously, if Deadheads could cook, I’d probably still hang out with them. On the whole, though, the good vittals are in short supply on the Magic Bus.

  93. actor212 said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:57

    Which is actually tastier.

    And has a much more pleasant texture.

    You’ve partaken, I see.

    Of course, lutefisk has softer splinters. They used to call them “bones”

  94. J— said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:59

    Clint for President!

  95. g said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:59

    Beautiful, Rightwingsnarkle.

    $28 now, for me – I’ll pay at the end of the day.

  96. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    February 27, 2009 at 22:59

    Oh, Clint, why don’t you tell a harmless joke to Lennox Lewis?

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

    February 27, 2009 at 22:59

    Sam the Jew and Jose the Mexican regret their long-standing friendships with Clint the Douchebag.

  98. Matt T. said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:00

    The thing about Clint Eastwood….

    Did y’all know that the same guy who wrote The Outlaw Josey Wales wrote The Education Of Little Tree? And he also wrote the “Segregation Now, Segregation Forever” speech for George Wallace and edited the Klan’s national newspaper. Yep, Asa Forrest. Now, watch Josey Wales armed with that knowledge. Makes me wonder just what kept Clint from snapping like Chuck Norris did, probably ’cause he’s still a good actor regardless.

  99. M. Bouffant said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:01

    Is that Bob Weir formerly of the Grateful DeadDreadful Grating Sound? This is a sincere question.

    Occurred to me too, though I doubt if it is.

    But you never know …

  100. FlipYrWhig said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:01

    London, February 27 (ANI):

    Wait, isn’t ANI the home to Chief Editor Korir?

    How can you not enjoy spending at least the odd afternoon around people who’s whole reason to be is getting high and listening to music?

    In my experience, they may enjoy getting high and listening to music, but how they enjoy spending the afternoon is reminiscing about the precise order of playlists at dozens and dozens of festival shows — extensively documented on their pants — in a spirit of oppressively boring oneupmanship, followed by some bongo playing. It’s like listening to people talk about their fantasy baseball team. Which is why I stopped telling people about my fantasy baseball team.

  101. J— said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:04

    For the sake of clarity and mierenneukerism: The Eastwood quotes originally come from an interview with Der Spiegel.

  102. Ken Lowery said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:05

    Big fan of white guys always wondering what the big deal is.

    I say this as someone who respects Clint’s work in general. But the dude’s full of shit on that one.

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

    February 27, 2009 at 23:07

    Which is why I stopped telling people about my fantasy baseball team.

    Particularly when everyone knows fantasy cricket teams are much more awesome.

  104. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:09

    ‘Course, all the Deadheads I knew were post-Jerry, so it’s undoubtably a different experience.

    The set I knew were unusual, all students at an experimental college that attracted educationally proactive misfits, basically. All of them were either very intelligent or very talented or both, though it was still the case that most of what they wanted to do was get high and listen to music.

  105. Righteous Bubba said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:09

    Particularly when everyone knows fantasy cricket teams are much more awesome.

    They’ll be torn limb-from-limb by my fantasy kitten team.

  106. Matt T. said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:11

    Particularly when everyone knows fantasy cricket teams are much more awesome.

    Sounds fascinating, but fantasy bass fishing just eats up my time.

  107. Matt T. said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:12

    Look. Fantasy cross burning.

  108. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:14

    Look. Fantasy cross burning.

    - ooh, was there a Magical Disappearing Comment? Did neo-troofie finally shit itself to where it had to be booted?

  109. Matt T. said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:17

    Yeah, I look like a loon now, don’t I.

  110. Righteous Bubba said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:18

    Sounds fascinating, but fantasy bass fishing just eats up my time.

    I think you have this bass-playing thing figured all wrong.

  111. Rightwingsnarkle said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:19

    Particularly when everyone knows fantasy cricket teams are much more awesome.

    The ‘news’ NPR station in Boston (as opposed to the ‘music’ station) also carries BBC World News every night, and I enjoy listening to the cricket scores.

    Some ‘games’ (if you can call them that) have scores like 622 to 3, but they’re not called ‘points,’ they’re called something that, like the rest of the report, makes absolutely no sense.

    Yeah, cricket. That’s some fucked up game.

    Deadheads might like it, though.

  112. Doug Watts said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:19

    The joke is that the stimulus bill is so bad that even a watermelon could … umm ….

    I’ll come in again.

  113. J— said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:21

    Aldo Nova is my fantasy team. Billy Joel and Mariah Carey are still available, among others.

  114. Matt T. said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:21

    I think you have this bass-playing thing figured all wrong.

    You’d be amazed how many times I’ve heard that very thought expressed in some similar manner. Reckon what the odds are.

  115. Righteous Bubba said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:26

    Black Box!

  116. Doug Watts said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:27

    I like to play with my bass solo.

  117. kenga said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:28

    all students at an experimental college that attracted educationally proactive misfits, basically.

    Hampshire?

  118. handy said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:32

    Right, because the vast majority of black-on-white crime is not classified as hate crimes

    And why is that, oh verital one?

    Why then are there so many more hate crimes assigned to whites, when blacks kill whites at three times the rate?

    That question is only valid if every one of the statistics you site are racially motivated. But you fail to do that (surprise). No, for you, it’s more of the same “Who are you going to believe? Me, or your lying eyes?”

  119. actor212 said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:32

    I’m still waiting for Troofie to post that FBI report that says whites are more likely to be victims of blacks than blacks of whites.

    And then realize that study includes Hispanics in the non-black category!

  120. Xecklothxayyquou Gilchrist said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:33

    Yeah, I look like a loon now, don’t I.

    Not at all – that’s troofie’s job.

    Hampshire?

    No, but a similar place on the West Coast.

  121. Ken Lowery said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:36

    http://crooksandliars.com/david-neiwert/florida-man-embarked-another-elimina

    Poor white people, always so victimized by the mongrel races.

  122. actor212 said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:38

    I’m still waiting for that study, Troofie. You know, the one that factors out assaults on Hispanics and shows that, indeed, more Caucasians assault blacks in hate crimes than blacks assault Caucasians?

  123. actor212 said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:40

    Interesting.

    Troofie? Had you consider that, you know, murder is NOT the only classification of “hate crime”?

    Liar.

  124. Ken Lowery said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:40

    I’m engaging in something known as irony, Troofie. Work on that.

  125. actor212 said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:41

    The Truth about hate crimes:

    http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/hc2007/table_01.htm

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

    February 27, 2009 at 23:42

    So we’re back to the article of faith that black commit more crime, so how can their be more anti-black hate crimes, huh?

    I’ll give it a shot.

    On a statistic basis, there are more black criminals commiting crimes where the primary motivation is something other than anti-white hate. Robbery, for example. Drug-related crimes. Spousal abuse. Since more black people get arrested on average in this country, the statistics reflect the varied non-racial motivations more.

    White criminals, not getting arrested as much, when they are arrested for crimes, have a heavier statistical weight. The white supremacists burning down black churches and beating up blacks for dating white women count more because they aren’t arresting enough of the white spousal abusers, robbers, drug dealers and regular old organized-crime murderers.

    So in other words, if you want statistical equality, troll, go get your white friends and commit crimes in front of a cop until he arrests you. And don’t say you’re doing it to get revenge on black people, or you’re just going to increase the problem.

  127. MzNicky said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:44

    I am also playing whack-a-troll and matching g’s $1 donation to ACORN for every troll comment.

  128. handy said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:48

    Why then are there so many more hate crimes assigned to whites, when blacks kill whites at three times the rate?

    One more time: The numbers you cite describe no motivation. None. Zero.

  129. handy said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:51

    You would almost think there was an anti-white agenda here, wouldn’t you?

    You are a sad, sad little creature. That is all.

  130. Ken Lowery said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:52

    An anti-white agenda by who, Troofie? The FBI? A millions-strong network of otherwise unconnected courts, judges, lawyers, and police officers?

    Do tell.

  131. g said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:52

    Where are we at now, MzNicky? $34?

  132. g said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:53

    For this guy, though, I think we give it to the NAACP.

  133. MzNicky said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:53

    I reserve the right to omit payment for comments that are elicited as a direct result of troll-feeding. CUT IT OUT, guys.

  134. Bitter Scribe said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:54

    That’s him in the photo? He looks…how to put this politely…none too bright.

    He looks dumber than one of those watermelons.

    As for Eastwood, maybe he’s still annoyed over Spike Lee criticizing him for not showing any black soldiers in his WWII movies. Not to justify him, but it’s a possible explanation.

  135. MzNicky said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:54

    g: Before the latest dick-waggling began, I had I think $26 for today from this and the Purple Avenger threads.

  136. Ken Lowery said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:56

    Done with this guy’s shifting goal posts. Sorry, MzNicky… usually I know better.

  137. J— said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:57

    Re: shooting in the Florida Panhandle

    Not much is known about [Dannie] Baker or his lifestyle yet, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

    He was a volunteer at the Walton County Republican Headquarters during the Bush-Cheney presidential campaign in 2004.

    From the Northwest Florida Daily News.

  138. Jennifer said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:57

    I am also playing whack-a-troll and matching g’s $1 donation to ACORN for every troll comment.

    I thank you for the contribution to my income while I do God’s Work and fight the good fight. That’s economic stimulus we can believe in!

  139. An Example of Randroid Fanboy Sixteen Year Old Who Thinks He Knows Philosophy Now said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:58

    An Example of Begging the Question said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:52

    “On a statistic basis, there are more black criminals commiting crimes where the primary motivation is something other than anti-white hate.”

    I’m pretty sure the FBI or whoever is tracking these statistics understands the difference between “Two black males assaulted a Caucasian individual while screaming ‘Down with whitey’” and “Two black males assaulted a Caucasian individual in South Los Angeles, stealing his wallet and fleeing the scene in his vehicle.”

    But, please, keep running your paranoia up the flagpole for all of us to see.

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

    February 27, 2009 at 23:59

    We both know that is because black racism is the norm in this country, whereas white people attacking blacks is almost non-existent and is national news when it happens.

    Oh no you don’t, you’re not making me party to your little racist ideology.

    All I said was that your percentages are fucked as long as black criminals are getting arrested more than white criminals. Now, you can either reduce the number of black people getting arrested (which you’d never agree to, because they’re all prima facia guilty in your eyes), or you can increase the number of white criminals getting arrested so the percentages of those jailed evened out.

    Then you could get a fair assessment of how many are committing crimes based on racial factors.

    Of course, since you already have *assumed* that there’s an anti-white agenda in the courts based on faulty data, you wouldn’t accept the finding if more white criminals were arrested so we could see who’s doing what according to what motives, because you’ve already shown you’re looking for a specific answer.

  141. B'rer Rabbit said,

    February 27, 2009 at 23:59

    Blacks are fifteen times more likely to kill whites than vice versa

    Did it ever occur to you that murder isn’t automatically a hate crime?

    and yet hate crimes are reported as almost exclusively the province of whites. You would almost think there was an anti-white agenda here, wouldn’t you?

    Conflation of murders with hate crimes. Elementary logic FAIL.

  142. OB-GYN Kenobi said,

    February 28, 2009 at 0:00

    dammit

  143. OB-GYN Kenobi said,

    February 28, 2009 at 0:03

    On a site where every single poster but me is with you, you still have to withdraw after I reveal the raw numbers detailing the truth about black racist violence in this country.

    Please substantiate the notion that “black racist violence” and “black violence” are one and the same. It keeps cropping up in your bleatings.

  144. OB-GYN Kenobi said,

    February 28, 2009 at 0:04

    BR, thanks for explaining liberal “thinking” to me. That is priceless.

    Don’t thank me, thank the Department of Justice. Clearly you haven’t bothered to read their definition of a hate crime.

  145. actor212 said,

    February 28, 2009 at 0:05

    I so own Troofie.

    So Troofie? How come it is that the FBI, the same agency you quote, posts statistics that directly contradict your claims?

  146. actor212 said,

    February 28, 2009 at 0:06

    I’m still waiting for Troofie to prove his claim that blacks are a gazillion* more times likely to commit hate crimes than whites.

    *estimate based on known trolling patterns of the lying little bastard.

  147. zombie rotten mcdonald said,

    February 28, 2009 at 0:11

    actor212 said,

    February 28, 2009 at 0:05 (kill)

    I so own Troofie.

    dude, it’s not a bragging point.

  148. Jennifer said,

    February 28, 2009 at 0:16

    dude, it’s not a bragging point.

    Ain’t that the troof. He’s been owned more than Kunta Kinte and Mandingo all rolled into one.

  149. Bitter Scribe said,

    February 28, 2009 at 0:17

    Blacks are fifteen times more likely to kill whites than vice versa

    SO. FUCKING. WHAT.

    This asshole is so predictable. He barges in on a thread about some racist jerkoff and throws around some statistic slandering black people, like that’s supposed to prove…what? That it’s OK to be a racist jerkoff?

    Yes, we get that you don’t like black people, and we don’t care. Go hang out at vdare.com.

  150. Doug Watts said,

    February 28, 2009 at 0:20

    He shore has a purty mouf …

  151. Duros62 said,

    February 28, 2009 at 0:20

    I’m reminded of that person that made the Obama buck, with the Trifecta Of Fried Chicken, Kool-Aid and Watermelon.

    And then acted surprised when people called her racist, as if she’d just picked those three items at random, with absolutely no understanding of their meaning.

    Also from Orange County. A pattern begins to emerge.

    Another winger on another blog informed us that it “maybe” was a reference to Communists posing as environmentalists, to wit, “green on the outside, red on the inside.”

    And then he proceeded to lambast the mayor as the racist asshole that he is.

  152. Duros62 said,

    February 28, 2009 at 0:21

    He shore has a purty mouf …

    Feh. Bet those aren’t even his real teeth.

  153. Doug Watts said,

    February 28, 2009 at 0:24

    Another winger on another blog informed us that it “maybe” was a reference to Communists posing as environmentalists, to wit, “green on the outside, red on the inside.”

    You know Jon Reisman, associate professor of economics at the University of Maine at Machias ????

    He used to do that at little “private property rights” shindigs in Maine during the Clinonista years. With a watermelon and a machete.

    Went over well with the KKK members and paste eaters.

  154. Dan D said,

    February 28, 2009 at 0:36

    img src=http://crazy-b-mccainworker.jpg alt=”Black on white racism in action”

  155. kc said,

    February 28, 2009 at 0:41

    Shorter Mayor Grose: “I’m not racist, I’m just a dumb-ass.”

  156. zombie rotten mcdonald said,

    February 28, 2009 at 1:08

    You know Jon Reisman, associate professor of economics at the University of Maine at Machias ????

    He used to do that at little “private property rights” shindigs in Maine during the Clinonista years. With a watermelon and a machete.

    So THAT’S what Gallagher is doing these days…

  157. Quicksand said,

    February 28, 2009 at 1:15

    Dean Grose ate my baby.

  158. Mr. Wonderful said,

    February 28, 2009 at 1:16

    Re Weir, here’s his bio from The American Thinker:

    Bob Weir is a former detective sergeant in the New York City Police Department. He is the executive editor of The News Connection in Highland Village, Texas.

    (“Someday I’ll find it/The News Connection/The wing-nuts/The Dead Heads/And me…”)

  159. Brandi said,

    February 28, 2009 at 1:30

    I reserve the right to omit payment for comments that are elicited as a direct result of troll-feeding. CUT IT OUT, guys.

    Well, I guess if some of the folks here are willing to pay for their troll-ass-rape, they damn well can do so.

    Back to the story at hand: this incident pissed my mom off so much she wrote letters to every member of the city council saying in effect “I think I can find better cities to do business with if this jackass stays in office.”

    She was quite happy to hear about the resignation.

  160. Real Amerikcan said,

    February 28, 2009 at 2:12

    I am so tired of all the drummed up outrage over harmless jokes like this. Everytime I, or one of my friends, makes a joke or comment about an ethnic minority based purely on ideas that were long ago established to be racist, someone plays teh race card and points out that the ideas we’re putting forth are racist. Well, I think it’s time we stopped this.

    In other words, I think we need to disable the sacred machanism by which people point out what other people saying is racist (known as teh race card). If you don’t play teh race card, then racism will no longer be recognized and therefore cease to exist. Much like how the gigantic racial divide in the republican party does not exist. It’s the perfect solution.

    So, the next time I offend you, remember to “Man Up” and stop complaining because teh race card is no longer in play. And if you try to put it back in play, I’ll be forced to point out that you’re promoting racism. Just like the demoKKKrats did in the 1960s – about the time in which my brain stopped working.

    SUBMIT COMMENT

  161. ckc (not kc) said,

    February 28, 2009 at 3:13

    Deleting my posts doesn’t make the facts go away.

    Why would we want the facts to go away? We just want you to go away.

  162. Dan D said,

    February 28, 2009 at 3:20

    The Authentic, if you wanted to demonstrate the failure of conservative ideology, by pointing out the deleterious effects on communities by falling ever further behind in income and opportunity, you are doing a bang up job.

    Poor kids who see no future join gangs. So what else is new?

  163. ckc (not kc) said,

    February 28, 2009 at 3:44

    Tintin kept deleting my posts [sniffle]

  164. MzNicky said,

    February 28, 2009 at 4:27

    Bet those aren’t even his real teeth.

    Then he should demand a refund.

  165. MzNicky said,

    February 28, 2009 at 4:32

    Brandi: Do you ever post anything other than whining about trolls ? Seriously. I invite you to join g and me in donating $1 to ACORN, or the liberal charity of your choice, for every troll comment here at Sadly,No!

  166. Just Alison said,

    February 28, 2009 at 5:22

    Rightwingsnarkle, the mysteries of cricket are many, and deeply fascinating. For instance, you’re talking about scoring: we’d speak of “185 for 6 after 3 overs”, where the 185 is runs (you can run, or not, it’s up to you. Part of what makes cricket such a hoot), 6 is wickets (knocked by balls or bats, or even feet), and the overs tell you how many balls there’ve been (6 balls per over, change ends after a certain number of overs).

    Cricket is the only game I know of where you can go for the day (or several days, in the Test Matches), sit and drink boggins of beer (or indeed firkins of beer), and cheer every now and again, while the game goes on quietly in the middle.

    Plus there’s infinite amusement to be had from erudite British commentators (cricket commentating is legendary), talking about fine leg, short leg, and silly mid-on.

  167. Doctor Missus Marita said,

    February 28, 2009 at 5:25

    True. Although, when I was working my way through college, I thought the academics we’re doing pretty damn well. Now, I pay myself whatever I like because I own the company. Which I started.

    So, ummm… PeeJ… Don’t suppose your company needs a biochemist-y person to engineer newer and better ponies or anything? I mean, if you own the company maybe you should consider expanding into the customized ponies market. Just sayin’.

  168. Doctor Missus Marita said,

    February 28, 2009 at 5:27

    Plus there’s infinite amusement to be had from erudite British commentators (cricket commentating is legendary), talking about fine leg, short leg, and silly mid-on.

    Not to mention the opportunity to taunt anyone who goes out for a duck.

    I love that phrase.

  169. ckc (not kc) said,

    February 28, 2009 at 5:32

    Shorten Tintin: I’ll delete every post that I find threatening puerile, because symbols matter more than real people otherwise, the thread will die.

  170. Simba B said,

    February 28, 2009 at 5:37

    I’m really not sure what’s going on here, but I just want to say that deleting the posts of regulars is Not Cool™ and very much against the ethos of this place.

  171. MzNicky said,

    February 28, 2009 at 5:47

    Simba B: Is “Authentic” now a “regular”? Perhaps so.

    In any event, I also am against the deletion of any previously-published comment, even by trolls. For one thing, it makes it difficult to keep up with what’s going on. For another, it makes it difficult to keep track of how much I owe ACORN. In conclusion, I beg for either preservation of the thread as it progresses or just ban the fuckers already.

  172. Righteous Bubba said,

    February 28, 2009 at 5:49

    In any event, I also am against the deletion of any previously-published comment, even by trolls.

    I’m not.

  173. ckc (not kc) said,

    February 28, 2009 at 5:51

    How about a dungeon/bathroom wall where the comments are “dumped” for the curious few? Not banned, not deleted, just “segregated” (very appropriate, in most cases!)

  174. Righteous Bubba said,

    February 28, 2009 at 5:53

    Geez, that sounds like a lotta effort.

    That said, bans seem like less of an effort than scrubbing threads.

  175. ckc (not kc) said,

    February 28, 2009 at 5:55

    (yeah, well, it’s easy to suggest stuff when you know you don’t have to do it – my specialty!)

  176. MzNicky said,

    February 28, 2009 at 6:00

    I dislike it when I scroll back up for reference and find the reference point is no longer there, even if it is troll droppings. It’s creepy.

  177. MzNicky said,

    February 28, 2009 at 6:01

    So yeah, ban rather than scrub. It’s less offensive.

  178. Lawnguylander said,

    February 28, 2009 at 7:02

    It would seem to be simpler but the determined trolls will just find away around the ban as we’ve seen. I guess it would be a pain for whoever is doing it but I think that deleting their posts is more likely to frustrate them into giving up. Or maybe the regular threads could be left to the trolls and their playthings to pwn each other and everyone else could go comment or lurk on an old thread. Or one of the regular’s blogs. Or we could just pick some blog at random and go there to comment. Imagine the confusion in some food or mommy blogger’s mind with 5 regular readers when one day hundreds of people show up out of nowhere to post and read comments making fun of someone named Assrocket and talking about hte buttocks and bags of dicks and lego trebuchets and how much Creed and cilantro suck and making Nazi puns and such. That would be cool. Let’s do that but to be polite guests every single comment should be prefaced with, “Sorry to go OT.”

    And, Just Alison, if you’re still reading yes that was a Monty Python reference yesterday, just saw that comment. Should I be afraid to google “choad elevating moment?”

  179. Smut Clyde said,

    February 28, 2009 at 8:36

    And in fairness, lutefisk does make many Scandanavians reach for the nearest weapon bottle of akvavit.
    Since previous fixes were insufficiently fixative.

  180. Smut Clyde said,

    February 28, 2009 at 8:55

    Yeah, cricket. That’s some fucked up game.
    You will never understand cricket until you realise that it is not a game, but rather a modified form of Morris Dancing
    Morris Dancing is itself seriously weird shit, combining fertility rituals with shamanic performance, so naturally cricket is even weirder.

    “What’s that?”
    “That’s Morris dancing, my lord.”
    “Y-e-s… I’ve been worried about Morris”.

  181. Smut Clyde said,

    February 28, 2009 at 8:58

    Or we could just pick some blog at random and go there to comment. Imagine the confusion in some food or mommy blogger’s mind with 5 regular readers when one day hundreds of people show up out of nowhere
    We could start with Righteous Bubba’s.

  182. Righteous Bubba said,

    February 28, 2009 at 9:02

    We could start with Righteous Bubba’s.

    Random! He said RANDOM!

  183. Smut Clyde said,

    February 28, 2009 at 9:13

    Isn’t that where you live?

  184. Righteous Bubba said,

    February 28, 2009 at 9:20

    Call this living?

  185. justme said,

    February 28, 2009 at 10:04

    Frankly, I find the watermelons to be quite an improvement over what the last guy was doing with the joint.

  186. Smut Clyde said,

    February 28, 2009 at 10:32

    Everything is in the tank for ACORN.
    “In the tank” is the new “under the bus”.
    “You’re either in the tank or out of the tank” — see how easy it is?

    He used to do that at little “private property rights” shindigs in Maine during the Clinonista years. With a watermelon and a machete.
    I remember a Bloom County strip along similar lines.
    Naturally Bloom County outranks Jon Reisman.

  187. Sirius Lunacy said,

    February 28, 2009 at 20:06

    Easter egg hunt humor that is actually funny

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOIANtaQYd0

    And I’ll put my Aussie rules fantasy team up against your cricket fantasy team any day. (Unless you have Virendra Sehwag)

  188. Lawnguylander said,

    February 28, 2009 at 23:37

    For everything there is a season, and a time for very purpose under heaven: a time to respond to trolls, and a time to beat them with a meat mallet, dredge them in milk and flour, fry them up and serve them with peppery gravy.

    I made that the other night. It was better than it tasted.

    And I am more handsome than I look. And I am posting in the wrong thread but this is not a mistake. I’m going to see if posting two threads away from an active trollathon improves my commenting experience. I don’t even care if I’m talking to myself.

  189. 516er said,

    February 28, 2009 at 23:47

    LOL! That’s a pretty good idea.

  190. Smut Clyde said,

    March 1, 2009 at 0:51

    It was batter than it tasted.
    Lightly edited for extra incomprehension.

  191. Lawnguylander said,

    March 1, 2009 at 1:16

    You can’t scare me with your national suicide hoo-ha. I’m a life-hating liberal, remember? Suicide is a greater good; even better if we can force it upon old people and helpless Christian women, abed in the hospital like a vegetative baby Jesus.

    Needs musical accompaniment.

  192. Smut Clyde said,

    March 1, 2009 at 2:37

    Marco said,
    February 27, 2009 at 21:33

    I have burned
    the cross
    that was on
    your lawn

    and which
    you were probably
    saving
    to read by

  193. Righteous Bubba said,

    March 1, 2009 at 2:46

    It is a tale told by burning crosses, full of sound and fury, signifying something nothing at all, no sir.

  194. Smut Clyde said,

    March 1, 2009 at 3:09

    I burn my cross at both sides,
    It will not last the night.

  195. 5thKolumnisto said,

    March 1, 2009 at 3:42

    The–uh, honorable–Mayor (former mayor?) Grose in SoCal, Malkin on Wash. Journal (C-SPAN) this morning, Limbaugh at CPAC…. When are the liberal fascists gonna drop the hammer and institute re-education camps? (Biden’ll make sure the re-location trains run on time).

    I guess Grose is one of those whimpering crackers that’s “forced” to shut his mouth under Obamafascism or let his kids go hungry. (Or lose his elected office sitting on his ass “managing” a city with a paid city manager–whatever.)

    I’m the one being oppressed by S,N’s prohibition on dropping docs on this fool. And, g, I already sent 20 FRN’s to our friends at ACORN, ’cause that’s how I (t)roll. You’re welcome.

  196. G.com said,

    March 1, 2009 at 6:12

    I ventured over to the Moonbattery site and there are more dim bulbs in that lot than juke joint. Wow.

  197. The Goddamn Batman Has A Pretty Mouth said,

    March 2, 2009 at 18:13

    Does Dean Grose’s family tree have any limbs?

  198. Kip W said,

    March 15, 2009 at 16:44

    Suggestion: If you must delete a comment, leave a placeholder. Something like “[blitheringly misconstrued statistics deleted],” so that later readers don’t think their software has gone goofy.

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