Sep
14

Darby Crap




Posted at 0:22 by Gavin M.


Above: (G)overnment (I)nformant

Brandon “If That’s His Real Name” Darby, Andrew Breitbart Presents: Big Government:
Former Leftist Activist, Turned FBI Informant, Pulls Back the Curtain On ACORN

  • Hi, I was an undercover informant for the FBI who infiltrated leftist groups and allegedly provoked them into committing crimes. When ACORN…um. [dials phone] Andrew? Brandon. No, definitely, thanks, uh-huh. Actually, yes: Why is everybody laughing?

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Note:

1) Among the under-recognized facts of life on the political left — and a list of these might be fun to compile or read — is that moonbats exist, and that at their battiest, they can be nearly as annoying in reality as they are to conservatives. That said, and intending no judgment or prejudice toward the Austin, TX activist community, here’s some context on Darby’s ‘leftist activism’.

2) Theme cf.

220 Comments »

  1. Lexicon Devil said,

    September 14, 2009 at 0:28

    Finally, we get a circle jerk around here . . .

  2. El Cid said,

    September 14, 2009 at 0:32

    The article has an interesting perspective.

    Darby is offended that when he got to New Orleans, local black community organizers insulted him by suggesting he was “privileged white people who had come to a Black community as saviors”.

    Thus, not a legitimate community worker whose intentions truly matched his stated goals.

    After experiencing this, he thought it would be awesome to go play leftist again in another community and this time play being a privileged white person who was working with local leftists as a savior, while actually being a police provocateur.

    His reaction to being insulted as an untrustworthy poseur with hidden motives was to embrace a job as an untrustworthy poseur with hidden motives.

  3. Jimmy Billy said,

    September 14, 2009 at 0:38

    And then there’s this:

    Act Two. My Way or the FBI Way.

    Brandon Darby was a radical activist and one of the founders of the incredibly effective relief organization Common Ground. Michael May reports on how Darby changed from a revolutionary who wanted the overthrow of the U.S. government into an informant working with the FBI against his former radical allies. (17 minutes)

    http://www.thisamericanlife.org/Radio_Episode.aspx?episode=381

  4. Substance McGravitas said,

    September 14, 2009 at 0:39

    Once, on the drive up, Darby became agitated because he needed to go to the bathroom. “He at one point threatened a driver of the van, because the person didn’t pull over fast enough, and Brandon was literally yelling, ‘I’m a 31-year-old revolutionary, and you can’t tell me when I can or can’t pee!’”

  5. zombie rotten mcdonald said,

    September 14, 2009 at 0:39

    O gavin, a Germs reference?

    I don’t know whether to be tickled, or offended at how you’ve besmirched an honest junkie punk.

  6. the_millionaire_lebowski said,

    September 14, 2009 at 0:40

    I’m a communist :)

  7. MzNicky said,

    September 14, 2009 at 0:41

    Hi Gavin. How’s the wife and kid?

  8. zombie rotten mcdonald said,

    September 14, 2009 at 0:42

    lexicon devil, I believe you’re thinking of Keith Morris.

  9. El Cid said,

    September 14, 2009 at 0:42

    Remember how David Horowitz too used to think he was an awesome revolutionary right in the thick of all the action, right up until a friend of his also working in a Black Panther office was killed, and from then on Horowitz spent his life trying to save everyone else from becoming the foolish, ego-driven ‘revolutionary’ he had tried to become by accusing any non-right-wing teaching as automatically driving students to mindless leftism?

    Why are all these people determined to save the rest of us from what is clearly their own weaknesses?

  10. Substance McGravitas said,

    September 14, 2009 at 0:42

    I’m a day-old baby and you can’t tell me when I can or can’t pee!

  11. Hoosier X said,

    September 14, 2009 at 0:44

    So did the Repugs ever find somebody who voted fraudulently because of ACORN?

    Just asking.

  12. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    September 14, 2009 at 0:45

    Why all the hate for teh yur-a-peein’s?
    ~

  13. Pere Ubu said,

    September 14, 2009 at 0:56

    So did the Repugs ever find somebody who voted fraudulently because of ACORN?

    No more than they found WMDs in Iraq.

    And eeeeewww, a link to “This American Life”? Cripes, I should download it and keep it around for next time I’m plagued with insomnia, except for the fact that wassis-face’s voice makes me want to punch someone.

  14. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    September 14, 2009 at 0:59

    Zombies are ticklish?
    ~

  15. Sleeping Giant, whacked-out on No-Doz, listening to Viennese opera said,

    September 14, 2009 at 1:05

    I’m guessing if I click the Big Ho link, I’ll learn that Acorn are the true racists.

  16. Substance McGravitas said,

    September 14, 2009 at 1:05

    Zombies are ticklish?

    Yeah, but you wind up with gore under your fingernails, so people don’t push it a lot.

  17. zombie rotten mcdonald said,

    September 14, 2009 at 1:09

    Zombies are ticklish?

    plus, you have to get within range of the chompers.

    Substance is one talk about the Gore, with all the Prelutsky over at his place.

  18. zombie rotten mcdonald said,

    September 14, 2009 at 1:10

    The people in the farmhouse are the True Zombies.

    And don’t even get me started on the people in teh Mall.

  19. me said,

    September 14, 2009 at 1:13

    So did the Repugs ever find somebody who voted fraudulently because of ACORN?

    No more than they found WMDs in Iraq.

    And yet the Census Bureau cuts all ties with Acorn, while contractors buy underage sex slaves.

    http://attackerman.firedoglake.com/2009/09/10/armorgroup-running-absolutely-amok-whistleblowers-expose-state-dept-clusterfuck/

    Oh and not to mention Van Jones and now a dude at the NEA fucked at Glenn Beck’s command

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/ybenjamin/detail??blogid=150&entry_id=47278

    I wonder what rethugs will ask for next that the Dems will cave on? Funding for a legal procedure for a valid medical condition that American women need? Letting undocumented immigrants use their own money to buy a service?

    Oh, wait…

  20. Pere Ubu said,

    September 14, 2009 at 1:15

    And don’t even get me started on the people in teh Mall.

    Why do you think Romero set “Dawn” there?

  21. Sarcastic McGravitas said,

    September 14, 2009 at 1:17

    Why do you think Romero set “Dawn” there?

    Oh gee. I dunno. Why?

  22. tigrismus said,

    September 14, 2009 at 1:19

    Darby O’Shill and those he views as the Little People.

  23. J— said,

    September 14, 2009 at 1:30

    ‘I’m a 31-year-old revolutionary, and you can’t tell me when I can or can’t pee!’”

    Ha, I love it. This is how real revolutionaries do it, Darby.

    Mr. Chávez, it can be guaranteed, likes to be in the driver’s seat in such forays — literally. On the tarmac of the airport in La Fria, he climbed behind the wheel of a Tiuna, a Humvee-esque military vehicle assembled in Venezuela, put Mr. Penn in the back seat and proceeded to drive through picturesque Andean villages.

    A trip that normally takes 90 minutes to Pueblo Encima, a small farming community where Mr. Chávez was scheduled to celebrate the opening of a fertilizer facility and the arrival of dairy cows from Argentina and Uruguay, took more than four hours as the president stopped the Tiuna dozens of times to greet supporters on the side of the road.

    A truck carrying journalists traveled in front, lurching ahead as desperate news cameramen and photographers yelled at the driver to start or stop. At times they cheered, as when they got shots of Mr. Penn urinating on the side of the road.

    Now off to read the whole Austin Chronicle piece.

  24. Smut Clyde said,

    September 14, 2009 at 1:30

    Sleeping Giant, whacked-out on No-Doz, listening to Viennese opera
    This never ends well.

  25. DB said,

    September 14, 2009 at 1:34

    Joan Jett produced that??

  26. islmfaoscist said,

    September 14, 2009 at 1:44

    moonbats exist

    Oh, and on a weekend when tens of thousands of the frothingest kookoo-bananas rightwing reactionary mouthbreathers are marching in DC, let’s make damn sure we find a handful on the other side to hold up for balance, right?

  27. Citizen_X said,

    September 14, 2009 at 2:17

    Hell, yeah, Joan Jett produced that, and did a kickass job, too.

    As for The Other Darby, he sounds like a real asshole; a loudmouth, domineering, action freak–before he turned informer/provocateur.

    And this jumped out at me:

    “Why didn’t I try to discourage them? You don’t know that I did or didn’t,” Darby insists. “For all you know, I could have gotten in trouble for violating the rules and trying to discourage somebody from doing something.”

    Rules? What rules? Roberts’ Rules for informants? You don’t “violate the rules” by convincing someone not to commit a felony.

    Let me add “self-justifying” to the above list.

  28. Lawnguylander said,

    September 14, 2009 at 2:17

    How dare anyone suggest there are some lefties that are annoying? I suppose next you’re going to tell me that someone has already come along and proved this to be true?

  29. Warren Terra said,

    September 14, 2009 at 2:28

    It’s already been linked in the third comment, by Jimmy Billy, and emphatically reviled in a later comment, by Pere Ubu, but the This American Life Episode about Darby, while fairly sympathetic to him, gave pretty good background and raised the relevant questions well.

    I’m not sure if I can hyperlink to the episode – something about the syntax within the URL makes the preview suggest it will fail – but if it doesn’t get fouled up the following link should work.

  30. Chris Vosburg said,

    September 14, 2009 at 2:40

    “Why didn’t I try to discourage them? You don’t know that I did or didn’t,” Darby insists. “For all you know, I could have gotten in trouble for violating the rules and trying to discourage somebody from doing something.”

    The prime directive, perhaps, but actually I think it’s more likely that “the rules” were laid down by his bureau contacts, who wished to make an arrest, and didn’t want him doing anything to “discourage somebody from doing something”– in other words, to increase the likelihood of it.

    Gets creepier every time I think about it.

  31. Gavin M. said,

    September 14, 2009 at 2:40

    LDMM again (Gav’s is the only laptop we brought to the hospital). We’re all doing well, and Dash is eating and sleeping and pooping in the requisite amounts. Mostly he’s being very, very adorable, and getting lots and lots of snuggles. I think we get to go home tomorrow, where the snuggles will continue unabated.

  32. George Johnston said,

    September 14, 2009 at 2:43

    In the history of FBI informants and leftists groups, the ratio of FBI informants turning out to be agent provocateurs is very close to 1 to 1.

  33. Linnaeus said,

    September 14, 2009 at 2:44

    Huh, I guess COINTELPRO never really ended, eh?

  34. a different brad said,

    September 14, 2009 at 2:50

    Darby is a bad liar, which I say based simply on his piece for Breibart. He never cites actual interaction with ACORN, just his own memory of rumors relayed to him about the nasty people not liking his noble self. When someone refuses to acknowledge any assholery by themselves in a situation it’s because they’re the true asshole in the story.
    It’s true, tho, that the black block are not helping anyone or anything but their own supply of cheap jollies.

    And congrats to the newly expanded family.

  35. Thlayli said,

    September 14, 2009 at 2:56

    “ACORN” = “Obama’s Seekrit Ninja Assassination Force”.

    Everyone knows that.

    ***

    Hell, yeah, Joan Jett produced that, and did a kickass job, too.

    Not bad considering she was 18….

  36. J— said,

    September 14, 2009 at 3:00

    This with regard to Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government. ABC News:

    Matt Kibbe, president of FreedomWorks, the group that organized the event, said on stage at the rally Saturday that ABC News was reporting that 1 million to 1.5 million people were in attendance.

    At no time did ABC News, or its affiliates, report a number anywhere near as large. ABCNews.com reported an approximate figure of 60,000 to 70,000 protesters, attributed to the Washington, D.C., fire department. In its reports, ABC News Radio described the crowd as “tens of thousands.”

    Brendan Steinhauser, spokesman for FreedomWorks, said he did not know why Kibbe cited ABC News as a source.

    From Big Government’s list of contributors:

    Matt Kibbe

    Going to see Von Mises, we shall not be moved
    Going to see Von Mises, we shall not be moved
    Just like a tree that’s planted by the water
    We shall not be moved

  37. Substance McGravitas said,

    September 14, 2009 at 3:06

    I predict it will be the largest group of fiscal conservatives to ever gather in Washington, D.C. We will gather at Freedom Plaza, near the White House, at 9 am Saturday morning. Tens of thousands will march straight down Pennsylvania Avenue to the West front of the Capitol for a massive rally. There will be a stage, jumbotrons and an excellent sound system. You will hear from principled leaders like Former Majority Leader Dick Armey, Senator Jim DeMint and Representative Mike Pence.

    Now THAT was a fucking party, smuggaloes!

  38. M. Bouffant said,

    September 14, 2009 at 3:10

    Joan Jett produced that??

    More like whoever the engineer was, actually. Some bands don’t need producers.

    “(GI)” is a classic hardcore album. Most of the songs are really good: “What We Do Is Secret,” “Communist Eyes,” “Richie Dagger’s Crime,” the new version of “Lexicon Devil” at hardcore hyperspeed, “Manimal,” “Strange Notes,” and the classic nine-minute noise jam “Shut Down,” which was recorded live in the studio with Darby’s boyfriend Donnie Rose banging the piano and the producer, Joan Jett, passed out drunk in the adjacent stairwell.

    Halfway through the penultimate review.

  39. Smut Clyde said,

    September 14, 2009 at 3:11

    There will be a stage, jumbotrons and an excellent sound system

    I could look up ‘jumbotron’, but I prefer to speculate that it is an accelerator for smashing elephants together at close to the speed of light.

  40. tigrismus said,

    September 14, 2009 at 3:13

    Marita, congratulations and thanks for the update. I’m glad you are all doing well, and hope it continues the same, or better.

  41. M. Bouffant said,

    September 14, 2009 at 3:18

    And I see BIG GUMMINT has appeared on the radar. I’m going to Breitbart’s basement & giving him the finger right now.

  42. M. Bouffant said,

    September 14, 2009 at 3:19

    Eat me, WP.

    Synchronicity/blog-pimpin’: Breitbart’s basement.

  43. Pere Ubu said,

    September 14, 2009 at 3:27

    “ACORN” = “Obama’s Seekrit Ninja Assassination Force”.

    That’d actually be OSNAF.

    Pronounced “Oh, SNAF!”

  44. Sleeping Giant, propped-up on a Trojan Horse packed full of moon bats said,

    September 14, 2009 at 3:28

    let’s make damn sure we find a handful on the other side to hold up for balance, right?

    Dana Milbank can always reliably find two perceptive observers crazed leftists for every tea-bagging, grammar-challenged, Glenn Beck fan.

    Oh noes!! They questioned the Vice-President’s evidence!! They criticized Guantanamo!! They oppose torture!!

    The way things are, the concept of moonbattery doesn’t even belong in the conversation. The true left is never allowed anywhere near policy, while the radical right is invited to stomp all over it before their given final cut.

    Congratulations to the happy couple and their new earthling. Also.

  45. jim said,

    September 14, 2009 at 3:29

    Seems to me this guy craves situations that make him the nucleus of attention & adoration – when his more-hardcore-than-thou tactics eliminated that possibility from the left, he became an FBI informant, knowing that he’d soon be basking in plentiful doses of admiration from the right.

    The irony of the thing is that he may wind up getting terrorized, maimed or killed by macho ultra-radicals exactly like his “former” self. What goes around comes around.

    Everyone would have been much better off if he’d just started a boy-band.

  46. Mentis Fugit said,

    September 14, 2009 at 3:37

    Smut Clyde said,

    I could look up ‘jumbotron’, but I prefer to speculate that it is an accelerator for smashing elephants together at close to the speed of light.

    Do you have any idea what could happen if the Large Pachyderm Collider is run at full power, you fools? You are meddling with forces beyond your comprehension.

    Also, POOP.

  47. J— said,

    September 14, 2009 at 3:39

    Quote juxtaposition because it amuses me (both from the Austin Chronicle).

    “I’m a 31-year-old revolutionary, and you can’t tell me when I can or can’t pee!”

    “What on earth my penis has to do with this case, I have no idea.”

  48. Smut Clyde said,

    September 14, 2009 at 3:40

    David Horowitz needs the competition.

  49. St. Bina, Patron of Antiterrorism Experts said,

    September 14, 2009 at 3:55

    Heh…he was traumatized in Venezuela by being told it was illegal to ask the Chávez government to give him money to overthrow BushCo?

    So much for the evil commies conspiring to overthrow Amurrica.

  50. The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge said,

    September 14, 2009 at 4:12

    Heh…he was traumatized in Venezuela by being told it was illegal to ask the Chávez government to give him money to overthrow BushCo?

    So for eight years there, when the wingers would get on their high horse about Chavez and I would say I’d trade Presidents with Venezuela in a hot minute, that would have been a non-starter as well?

  51. St. Bina, Patron of Antiterrorism Experts said,

    September 14, 2009 at 4:16

    So for eight years there, when the wingers would get on their high horse about Chavez and I would say I’d trade Presidents with Venezuela in a hot minute, that would have been a non-starter as well?

    Oh, they’re still on the high horse. And so are a lot of people calling themselves Democrats, too. It’s all nonsense.

    BTW, speaking of nonsense: that Chicago Public Radio program has Darby claiming that he was urged to go and meet with the FARC in Colombia by officials of the Venezuelan government. This is bullshit, plain and simple. Nobody just out of the blue gets offered any such opportunities, much less a mentally-unstable Yank.

  52. g said,

    September 14, 2009 at 5:59

    Seems to me this guy craves situations that make him the nucleus of attention & adoration

    Exactly.

  53. M. Bouffant said,

    September 14, 2009 at 6:31

    Also note Hal Turner, whose FBI informant mission was apparently to get leftist radicals to attack him so the FBI could get the lefties.

    Excuse me, do I look like a link factory?

  54. St. Trotsky, Pope-in-Avignon said,

    September 14, 2009 at 7:08

    It is nice to know however that for whatever strides the FBI has made in its post-Hoover years, the guys in charge of their informants is still keeping jack-booted hope alive.

    WATCH THE BORDERS.

  55. Enraged Bull Limpet said,

    September 14, 2009 at 8:10

    I love other peoples’ wee offspring (in limited doses) and wish to coo remotely but appreciatively at the successful calving of Gavin and Dr. Missus.

    (Back to aggressively grazing marine algae while being ignored by the lady limpets)

    Oh, yeah– that last part is why I’m perpetually enraged.

  56. justme said,

    September 14, 2009 at 8:58

    Huh, I guess COINTELPRO never really ended, eh?

    ♫Everything old is new a-gain♫

    From this post about Kay Bailey Hutchison’s utter and complete turd of an op ed bit in the WaPo fishwrap, where she carps on about czars and, undoubtedly, czardines,

    A few of them have formal titles, but most are simply known as “czars.” They hold unknown levels of power over broad swaths of policy. Under the Obama administration, we have an unprecedented 32 czar posts (a few of which it has yet to fill),

    I just thought that comment #2 pretty much won the interbutt for the day.

    Frankly_my_dear says:

    I have here in my pocket a list of 32 czars in the State Department …

  57. Lesley said,

    September 14, 2009 at 9:19

    Jonah Goldberg’s new low.

  58. Smut Clyde said,

    September 14, 2009 at 10:03

    Jonah Goldberg’s new low.
    The longer: Republican candidates would win more elections if their spouses would accommodate their sexual perversions rather than divorcing them.
    This is an intriguing argument which I hope Mr Goldberg will revisit, possibly going into greater depth and more care.

  59. justme said,

    September 14, 2009 at 10:12

    The longer: Republican candidates would win more elections if their spouses would accommodate their sexual perversions rather than divorcing them.

    The shorter: Kitchen. Sammich. Nao.

    Which is something I too hope he spends much more time on.

  60. Smut Clyde said,

    September 14, 2009 at 10:23

    One can only speculate about the events in the Goldberg household that have brought about his current resentment of uptight prudish wives who ruin their husbands’ careers by failing to share an enthusiasm for public sex and wife-swapping clubs.

  61. M. Bouffant said,

    September 14, 2009 at 10:25

    For God’s sakes, man, go ahead & speculate!

  62. Smut Clyde said,

    September 14, 2009 at 10:43

    The shorter: Kitchen. Sammich. Nao.
    Ah, lucky Jonah, always in the middle…

  63. M. Bouffant said,

    September 14, 2009 at 10:58

    That’s fine, thank you.

  64. J— said,

    September 14, 2009 at 12:58

    More protest signs for teabaggers:

    “The Silent Majority insists spouses attend sex clubs against their will.”

  65. El Cid said,

    September 14, 2009 at 14:20

    Then during a trip to Paris, he took me to a sex club in Paris, without telling me where we were going. I told him I thought it was out of his system. I told him he had promised me we would never go. People were having sex everywhere. I cried, I was physically ill. Respondent became very upset with me, and said it was not a “turn on” for me to cry.

    Yeah! God! Lighten up, bitch! What, are you being pressured by the god-damned liberal fatcysts who want you to eat whole grain bread, so now it’s somehow ‘not cool’ to be pressured to have sex in public in a surprise visit to a strange club so that your husband can get his jollies off with your mute, non-crying compliance? Jeeesh.

    Why didn’t you just lay back and think of the holodeck? Fuckin’ uptight liberal fatcysts.

    Really, this is all the fault of the French revolutionaries, because the center of a point is that they tried to make politics into a religion, but also because they tried to get beyond politics.

  66. RvB said,

    September 14, 2009 at 14:25

    Malibu Borgie, it is you we have to blame! God said it, Pantsload tweeted it, and I believe it!
    As for this dip trying to wear the mantle of Herbert Philbrick, all I can say is that a person who isn’t a revolutionary at twenty has no heart, and a person who isn’t a raging conservative at 30 has no brains. So Darby has two matching holes: one in his chest and one in his head.

  67. Smut Clyde said,

    September 14, 2009 at 14:32

    The thing with counterfactuals is that you can imagine whichever ones you like. You can, for instance, imagine a personality change in Obama’s Republican rival in 1984, such that he did not combine a public endorsement of Republican family values with a private fondness for sexual humiliation of his wife, thereby allowing him to remain in the contest.
    OR you can imagine a personality change to the wife of said Republican candidate, such that she was willing to play along and abase herself at sex clubs, with the same outcome of avoiding a political scandal.

    Mr Goldberg prefers the latter counterfactual. “I blame Jerri Ryan.”

  68. Jennifer said,

    September 14, 2009 at 14:33

    So Darby has two matching holes: one in his chest and one in his head.

    Actually he has three…the one in his head is part of a matched set, its twin being the one in his ass.

  69. Sirius Lunacy said,

    September 14, 2009 at 14:48

    Now if Seven of Nine had actually agreed to be a six in public and the story had gotten out, it would still have ruined Ryan’s election chances but JoGo would now be complaining about the “promiscuous lefty slut” that put Obama into power. It would of course never occur to him that the behavior of a Repug candidate could ever be the problem.

  70. Darby Crash said,

    September 14, 2009 at 14:48

    In England, they might have called me a colourful paedophile.

  71. tigrismus said,

    September 14, 2009 at 14:57

    you can imagine a personality change to the wife of said Republican candidate, such that she was willing to play along and abase herself at sex clubs, with the same outcome of avoiding a political scandal.

    Because he was in no danger of his proclivities ever becoming public by, say, someone noticing an up-and-coming(STS) family values Republican or his celebrity wife having kinky sex in full view.

  72. Fleas correct the era said,

    September 14, 2009 at 15:27

    So did the Repugs ever find somebody who voted fraudulently because of ACORN?

       No more than they found WMDs in Iraq.
    ———————————-

    Whereas.

  73. Substance McGravitas said,

    September 14, 2009 at 16:18

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/09/912_demonstration_a_record_dc.html

    The truth will out. Despite mainstream media attempts to characterize turnout as in the thousands, a spokesman for the National Park Service, Dan Bana, is quoted as saying “It is a record…. We believe it is the largest event held in Washington, D.C., ever.”

  74. Substance McGravitas said,

    September 14, 2009 at 16:19

    Also: http://news.google.com/news?q=%22Dan%20Bana%22&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wn

    I believe Gavin’s been through this one before…

  75. tigrismus said,

    September 14, 2009 at 16:28

    From the AP last January:The National Park Service says it will rely on a media report that says 1.8 million people attended President Barack Obama’s inauguration.

    Park service spokesman David Barna said the agency did not conduct its own count. Instead, it will use a Washington Post account that said 1.8 million people gathered on the U.S. Capitol grounds, National Mall and parade route, he said.

    “It is a record,” Barna said. “We believe it is the largest event held in Washington, D.C., ever.”

  76. Sirius Lunacy said,

    September 14, 2009 at 16:30

    The truth will out update:
    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/09/912_demonstration_massive_well.html

    Heheheheh

  77. Substance McGravitas said,

    September 14, 2009 at 16:30

    Awesome.

  78. flawedplan said,

    September 14, 2009 at 16:38

    Jim Carroll died! Fuck.

  79. Sirius Lunacy said,

    September 14, 2009 at 16:38

    See, what you all don’t realize is that the inauguration was actually the first teabagger party. Sure the MSM will not cover that angle and choose to simply ignore it. So why is it that you only see crowd shots at the event from a distance? Most likely to prevent you from seeing the myriad of poorly spelled signs protesting the socialest president. It would be irresponsible not to speculate.

  80. nashtbrutusandshort said,

    September 14, 2009 at 16:50

    See also Democracy Now!‘s segment:
    http://www.democracynow.org/2009/1/6/prominent_austin_activist_admits_he_infiltrated.

  81. g said,

    September 14, 2009 at 16:50

    The litter comparison is very revealing…….until you realize that it’s highly likely that 1) for the inaugural, there might have been actual programs issued, generating more paper items than at the Teabaggin’ and 2) for many high-security events, trash-cans are removed from public areas.

    But of course it just goes to show you that Teabaggers care more about the environment that DFH’s.

    RIP Jim Carroll.

  82. LittlePig said,

    September 14, 2009 at 16:56

    Malibu Borgie

    Excellent.

  83. J— said,

    September 14, 2009 at 16:57

    According to Time magazine, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Odetta performed at the march, and Martin Luther King gave a really good speech.

  84. LittlePig said,

    September 14, 2009 at 16:59

    RIP Jim Carroll.

    I’m so plain vanilla. I had never heard of this person in my life. However, when Larry Gelbart passed away Friday, I practically could’ve written the obit myself (although Blame It On Rio surprised me).

  85. paperbagmarlys said,

    September 14, 2009 at 17:00

    …Remember how David Horowitz…

    Reading those links, that’s the first thing that came to mind: Dude’s a Young David Horowitz. Ewwww.

  86. Rusty Shackleford said,

    September 14, 2009 at 17:02

    I thought Jim Carroll was already dead. What was the damn movie about?

  87. Jennifer said,

    September 14, 2009 at 17:16

    The litter comparison is very revealing…….until you realize that it’s highly likely that 1) for the inaugural, there might have been actual programs issued, generating more paper items than at the Teabaggin’ and 2) for many high-security events, trash-cans are removed from public areas.

    The fact is that 20 – 25 times more people = at least 20 – 25 times as much trash. Also.

  88. Sirius Lunacy said,

    September 14, 2009 at 17:33

    Also, to refute those who say that there could not have been that big a crowd due to the lack of porta potties I must remind you that a very large percentage of those attending would be wearing Depends.

    (I’m working towards earning wingnut welfare. Only have two problems, I have a conscience and I can spell)

  89. Rusty Shackleford said,

    September 14, 2009 at 17:37

    I’m working towards earning wingnut welfare.

    Well there’s your problem right there.

  90. Sirius Lunacy said,

    September 14, 2009 at 17:41

    Well there’s your problem right there.
    When I say working, I mean I am trying hard to get this gul-darn bag of Cheetos open. (Oops, there they go! All over the floor. Oh well, they still taste just as good.)

  91. Wingnuts Investigating Garbage Statistics (WIGS) said,

    September 14, 2009 at 18:01

    Park service spokesman David Barna said the agency did not conduct its own count. Instead, it will use a Washington Post account that said 1.8 million people gathered on the U.S. Capitol grounds, National Mall and parade route, he said.

    “It is a record,” Barna said. “We believe it is the largest event held in Washington, D.C., ever.”

    Dan Bana, David Barna, whatever. Maybe it was Tony Danza. Anyway, close enough. The fact remains that someone at some point once said that something was the “largest event held in Washington, D.C., ever” and that’s good enough for us. So what if they weren’t referring to our event; it’s an event and its Washington. All things equal, its exactly the same.

    Now, here’s some aerial shots of a garbage dump, proving once and for all that there were eight hundred billion people at our march. Suck it, libtards.

  92. CapMidnight said,

    September 14, 2009 at 18:04

    Damn!
    I was told it was a “Fire David Letterman” rally.
    Okay, would everyone who took a picture that has me in it, last Saturday in Washington, D.C., please throw it away?
    Thanks.
    (I’m the dorpy white guy who doesn’t look very angry at all.)

  93. flawedplan said,

    September 14, 2009 at 18:05

    You know what, it’s okay when some don’t know who the godlike Jim Carroll was much less remember their Darby Crash from a circle jerk, it’s lovely, there is no problem and I can’t say that for any other place on the web. Speaking for myself, I just, get irrationally offended in any circumstance in which my references are not recognized. It’s like a betrayal and I’ve tried to get over this but at 51 years old it’s a trait. The emotional investment, the time and devotion put into that one thing is not to be taken lightly, feel me? There is also a real tension between a duty to proselytize and childish hoarding of these special things that has aged me beyond measure. Pop culture is disposable, you’re not supposed to have washed up cult figure punk rock heroes, way to make the rest of us feel shallow and out of touch. That’s the vibe. Yes, I am an elitist, living on dog food. So, blessed be Sadlynaughts, no worries about blasting into a thread called Darby Crap and wailing about the death of Jim Carroll; if there is a place for that there’s a reason I came here the instant I heard the news.

  94. Rusty Shackleford said,

    September 14, 2009 at 18:36

    flawedplan said,

    September 14, 2009 at 18:05

    I felt the same way when d. boon died. As God is my witness, I vow to never feel like that again until the cursed day when Nena shuffles off this mortal coil.

  95. jim said,

    September 14, 2009 at 18:39

    Jonah Goldberg’s new low.

    How low does he have to tunnel before even the less-swift among his fanclub twig to the simple fact that he’s an utter dimtard, whose only “talent” is a galloping academic coma?

    His twin mottos are “I never quite got around to reading/seeing/finding it” & “Maybe I’ll post about that later” … kind of a fucking major motif of untreated intellectual concussion going on there.

    Did his Mom tell him MSG was a vitamin?

  96. LittlePig said,

    September 14, 2009 at 18:45

    Jonah’s “fans” (if he has any) couldn’t care less, Jim. Jonah exists to annoy liberals with ridiculous codswallop. Reason, logic, or consensus reality have nothing to do with it.

    Nor would presence or absence of fans make any difference – Jonah would be paid just the same, in thanks of the services his mother has performed.

  97. OneMan said,

    September 14, 2009 at 18:46

    “How low does he have to tunnel before…”

    Well look at his audience. These are people who read him, listen to Rush and watch Glenn Beck.

    You know, morons.

    And I speculate that Jonah imagines that if Jeri had just gone along with her husband’s perversions he [J-Load] would have had a chance to sit in and get a peek at some of that. That’s why he’s mad at her.

    But K-Load would never permit that to be put up on the site so he had to make something up about Obama, but never before with such detail and such care.

  98. PeeJ said,

    September 14, 2009 at 19:01

    So Jonah, where do all the accommodating wives fit into this? Sanford’s wife knew about his thing. Can anyone possibly believe Mrs. Craig didn’t know of Larry’s penchant for sucking cock in tea rooms? Did Mrs. Bob Allen ever ask him just what it was he like so much about the park? That guy in Nevada…Ensign, yeah, that’s it. One suspects his wife and children helped him negotiate the payola.

  99. J— said,

    September 14, 2009 at 19:10

    Goldberg Twitter update:

    Looks like I’m going to have to purge the humorless trolls from my Twitter followers. Life is too short.

    Goldberg moves on to bigger and better things:

    Upgraded to bclass. Much better.

  100. jim said,

    September 14, 2009 at 19:22

    Jonah’s “fans” (if he has any)

    The ugly truth is that he has millions of fans – many of whom are patently much brighter than he is.

    It’s not hard to let confirmation bias take your mind off someone’s deficit of rigor or their recurring need to emit profound-sounding contrarian tripe.
    For disturbingly many average people his repeated TeeVee talking-head cameos would be the sole evidence they’d need to consider his opinion at least worthy of serious attention – if not downright authoritative & in-the-know.

    After all, those TeeVee People always seem to know more than we mere mortals … you betcha!

  101. OneMan said,

    September 14, 2009 at 19:25

    Also, felicitations to Gavin and Dr. Missus Marita and teh little Dashboard. Can’t wait for the early days stream-of-sleep-deprived-consciousness posts to come.

    Who won the pool? T’warn’t me and I’m much too busy to check the thread. Could someone do it for me? Thanks! </pantload>

  102. PeeJ said,

    September 14, 2009 at 19:26

    BWAHAHAHA Sorry. While out for a smoke, I realized that my previous comment neglected to mention Mrs. Charlie Crist, Beard.

  103. PeeJ said,

    September 14, 2009 at 19:29

    Speaking of the Boston Three, OH FRABJOUS DAY!

    What are the details? I spent the weekend dragging my knee throughout the Cascades so I’m completely behind times here.

    Hey, maybe I won!

  104. Sirius Lunacy said,

    September 14, 2009 at 19:31

    Ok, I get it, If Clinton had been a Republican it would have been all Monica’s fault.

  105. tigrismus said,

    September 14, 2009 at 19:39

    Jonah: “Life is too short.”

    Life is too short for so many things, like doing one’s own reading and research, error checking and correcting, all those piddling little time wasters.

  106. Jennifer said,

    September 14, 2009 at 19:48

    OneMan – I think I might have won the pool, but since no one has yet posted the actual time of birth, not sure. I had 9:45 pm EST.

  107. PeeJ said,

    September 14, 2009 at 19:52

    No wonder Troofus has been absent. He’s in jail.

  108. The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge said,

    September 14, 2009 at 19:55

    My opinion on Jeri Ryan parallels Alan Harper’s:

    ALAN: “You dated her? Why would you stop?”

    CHARLIE: “Alan, for every beautiful woman, there’s at least one guy who’s tired of pretending to listen to her in exchange for sex.”

    ALAN: “Well put me down as NOT being that guy! Why, if I had a woman like that, I’d cherish her. I’d worship her. I’d start a small country and put her face on a stamp so I could lick the back of her head!”

  109. Substance McGravitas said,

    September 14, 2009 at 20:18

    My opinion on Jeri Ryan parallels Alan Harper’s:

    I had to look that up, presuming I was not hip enough to get it.

    TWO AND A HALF MEN.

  110. The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge said,

    September 14, 2009 at 20:27

    You’re not unhip enough to get it.

    P.S. where’s the edit button? Sould be “start a small country so I could put her face on a stamp and lick the back of her head.”

    I knew my syntax was fucked as soon as I hit “submit”.

  111. Getting Curioser and Curiouser said,

    September 14, 2009 at 20:29

    Did I miss a linky to picture(s) of the new arrival?

  112. Substance McGravitas said,

    September 14, 2009 at 20:36

    http://www.sadlyno.com/archives/24875.html#comment-974900

  113. J— said,

    September 14, 2009 at 20:37

    Did I miss a linky to picture(s) of the new arrival?

    Here.

  114. Getting Curioser and Curiouser said,

    September 14, 2009 at 20:53

    Thanks! He’s certainly a keeper, and unless I miss my guess I see hints of wisps of hair peeking out from under his hat. Lucky him. I was as bald as an egg for months, much to my poor mother’s despair…

  115. Lurking Canadian said,

    September 14, 2009 at 20:59

    I had been operating under the assumption that Goldberg was just a bad researcher. I mean, I read Liberal Fascism. It’s a piece of shit, yes, but there are some ideas in there that tangentially approach reality from time to time. Of course, he embeds those nuggets in a giant pile of dross, then stretches them far past the breaking point, but I thought it was at least something worth debating by rational people.

    I have changed my mind. After reading this twitter thing, I now know why the English language recently had to change to include the word “douchenozzle”. At first glance, there’s the misogyny, of course. Psst, hey Jonah. “She should have laid back and enjoyed it” isn’t funny, even if you thought you were joking, which I doubt.

    But then, there’s the racism. Even if you look past the misogyny, the subtext here is, “If only the Republicans had a white person–ANY white person–to run against Obama, he never would have won Illinois”.

    Shame he didn’t call also call Ms. Ryan a lesbian and hit the trifecta in one post, but I guess he really can’t get anything right.

  116. Substance McGravitas said,

    September 14, 2009 at 21:09

    I had been operating under the assumption that Goldberg was just a bad researcher.

    He is ever so much less than that. And more besides.

  117. Bitter Scribe said,

    September 14, 2009 at 21:19

    Psst, hey Jonah. “She should have laid back and enjoyed it” isn’t funny, even if you thought you were joking, which I doubt.

    Oh, he thought he was joking, all right. When humorless people try to be funny, it ain’t pretty.

  118. Substance McGravitas said,

    September 14, 2009 at 21:33

    I feel like I would enjoy the Dan Bana story more if there was a picture of him.

  119. mmy said,

    September 14, 2009 at 21:33

    Jonah’s the best.

    “If only this stupid woman had a sense of humor about her husband’s attempts at sexual abuse!”

    ::hours pass::

    “If only these stupid liberals had a sense of humor about my jokes about politicians and sexual abuse!”

    Although, out of a sense of fairness that Jonah would never have for me: I was living in Illinois at the time, and Jack Ryan was polling ahead of Obama. So in the most idiotic, let’s-pretend-the-sexual-abuse-never-happened sort of way, Jonah is right.

  120. The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge said,

    September 14, 2009 at 21:40

    I feel like I would enjoy the Dan Bana story more if there was a picture of him.

    Oh, wouldn’t you rather hear his name in the “Banana bana-bo-bana” song?” I know I would!

  121. mmy said,

    September 14, 2009 at 21:42

    Actually, Wikipedia informs me that I am stone wrong about Jack Ryan polling ahead of Obama. That’s one other thing you never get from Jonah: corrections!

  122. Dan Bana said,

    September 14, 2009 at 21:49

    It is a record…. We believe it is the largest thread hosted at Sadly, No!, ever.

  123. The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge said,

    September 14, 2009 at 21:52

    Dan Bana said,

    September 14, 2009 at 21:49

    It is a record…. We believe it is the largest thread hosted at Sadly, No!, ever.

    Oh, you thought I meant this thread? I never said that!

  124. Dan Bana said,

    September 14, 2009 at 21:54

    It is a record…. We believe that was longest comment ever seen at Sadly, No!, ever.

  125. pedestrian said,

    September 14, 2009 at 21:55

    Sure, the local pastor we worked most closely with was Black; but that didn’t matter to ACORN. It was as if Pastor Johnson didn’t count because he didn’t evoke the name of Elijah Mohammed or Malcolm X.

    Is this the NOLA relief work equivalent of “some of my best friends are black?” Does he not realize that it is possible for some black people to be legitimately offended while others are not? He shows up to do relief work and now he gets to dictate what the majority of black people think, who the “good” and “bad” ones are, and what are the salient bits of African American history. He knows intuitively what people really believe and what is only being planted in their feeble minds by outside agitators who have only been living there for their netire lives.

    It sounds like ACORN had him pegged.

  126. J— said,

    September 14, 2009 at 21:56

    This is from memory, so sue me if it goes astray. Jeri Ryan filed for divorce in California in the late 1990s. During the 2004 campaign the Chicago Tribune (and may some others outfits) filed for the release of these records, and both Jack and Jeri Ryan fought to keep them from becoming public. Goldberg could have said Ditka and the Tribune are to blame for Black President, the former because he declined to run and the latter because MSM, salaciousness, meddling in private lives. But then that just wouldn’t have been good conservative humor.

  127. Smut Clyde said,

    September 14, 2009 at 21:58

    Come Mr Tally-man
    Tally me Dan Bana

  128. J— said,

    September 14, 2009 at 21:58

    and maybe

  129. mmy said,

    September 14, 2009 at 22:00

    Ditka running would have been the funniest fucking thing ever. You just cannot imagine the amount of stupid shit he would have said. Now, he might have had a chance because Illinois loves Da Bears, but I doubt it. No matter what you think of the l’affaire Ryan, blaming Ditka is just petty.

  130. Bitter Scribe said,

    September 14, 2009 at 22:03

    No matter what you think of the l’affaire Ryan, blaming Ditka is just petty.

    But it was a humorous joke, so it doesn’t have to be factual. Or make sense.

  131. Dan Bana said,

    September 14, 2009 at 22:04

    It is a record…. We believe J— employs the largest dash ever seen on the internet, ever.

  132. pedestrian said,

    September 14, 2009 at 22:06

    Shouldn’t he blame Sandra Day O’Connor for appointing George W. Bush president? There is no way that the US would have elected a relatively unknown black man with a divorced white mother, running on a platform of change. Not after eight boring years of peace and prosperity.

  133. Substance McGravitas said,

    September 14, 2009 at 22:08

    Also he’s a Muslim and communist and everything.

  134. tigrismus said,

    September 14, 2009 at 22:12

    Or blame McCain and Palin for sucking so badly.

  135. pedestrian said,

    September 14, 2009 at 22:21

    Also he’s a Muslim and communist and everything.

    Well yeah, but only because he was nominated. If they had picked Hillary she would have been an illegal immigrant zombie Aztec priestess, as well as a Maoist lesbian and the third witch from Hamlet.

    Obama would have been more of a Maxine Waters level threat to America.

  136. Till said,

    September 14, 2009 at 22:22

    Well, yeah. If Obama hadn’t run, I betcha Doughy would be whining about President Edwards right now, sex scandal or no. McCain had a chance, but he managed to run one of the worst presidential campaigns in reent history, fully embracing The Stupid, as personified by his running mate.

  137. Ken Lowery said,

    September 14, 2009 at 22:30

    As always, it is not that the wrong thing was committed (in this case, trying to force your wife into sexual situations that made her cry), but that such a thing was reported.

  138. Smut Clyde said,

    September 14, 2009 at 22:33

    If they had picked Hillary she would have been an illegal immigrant zombie Aztec priestess
    I was disappointed by her attempt to cover up the pirate android part of her background, as if she were ashamed of it.

  139. PeeJ said,

    September 14, 2009 at 22:53

    good conservative humor

    I. am. still. scratching. my. head.

  140. Substance McGravitas said,

    September 14, 2009 at 22:56

    What are you wearing?

  141. J— said,

    September 14, 2009 at 23:02

    good conservative humor

    I. am. still. scratching. my. head.

    Kick them while they’re down because it is funny. See Jonah on Jeri.

  142. PeeJ said,

    September 14, 2009 at 23:14

    See Jonah on Jeri.

    AIAIYIEEYIEE!

    DO NOT WANT TO SEE

  143. cd6 said,

    September 14, 2009 at 23:19

    This is totally OT but statue of limitations have run out on the original post:

    Chris Muir using a comic strip featuring one of his “woman-like things” in her underwear, complaining about ACORN’s “sexploitation.”
    http://biggovernment.com/2009/09/14/acorn-corrupt-count-on-it/

    Irony is dead.

  144. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    September 14, 2009 at 23:40

    RIP Jim Carroll.

    Well, being a nice Catholic Boy, he’s sure to be in heaven.

    I thought Jim Carroll was already dead. What was the damn movie song about?

    Fizzixed.

  145. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    September 14, 2009 at 23:57

    Oh, and, let me say, Dashiell is the Cute-ation!

    Lucky him. I was as bald as an egg for months, much to my poor mother’s despair

    Hey, now, you say that as if it were a bad thing.

  146. Mentis Fugit said,

    September 15, 2009 at 0:14

    See Jonah on Jeri.

    Ctrl-Z Ctrl-Z Ctrl-Z Ctrl-Z Ctrl-Z Ctrl-Z Ctrl-Z Ctrl-Z Ctrl-Z Ctrl-Z

  147. OneMan said,

    September 15, 2009 at 0:27

    “See Jonah on Jeri.”

    Pervert! This is just what she divorced her husband over.

  148. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    September 15, 2009 at 0:35

    Is Loadpants having some sort of contest with Malkin, Bachmann, Palin, and such as for the biggest reichtard fool award?

    Just look at ‘em going at it!

    Also.
    ~

  149. Dan Someone said,

    September 15, 2009 at 0:48

    Speaking of Glenn Beck, this is just delicious.

    Oh, you weren’t speaking of Glenn Beck? Well, regardless. Delicious.

  150. seldom-seen smith said,

    September 15, 2009 at 0:50

    The longer: Republican candidates would win more elections if their spouses would accommodate their sexual perversions rather than divorcing them.
    This is an intriguing argument which I hope Mr Goldberg will revisit, possibly going into greater depth and more care.

    Liberal Ass-Jism: The Cockblocatarian impulse from Hummers to Whole Felching

  151. PeeJ said,

    September 15, 2009 at 1:05

    Speaking off Catholics, PENIS. Also.

  152. Tyrant Porn Dragon-King Wangchuck, said,

    September 15, 2009 at 1:06

    Speaking off Catholics…

    Jesus loves the little children.

  153. M. Bouffant said,

    September 15, 2009 at 1:07

    More on the clenched fist of righteous “Restore the face of our country!” indignation, from Rolling Stone.

  154. Pere Ubu said,

    September 15, 2009 at 1:17

    Speaking off Catholics

    Ah, given’ ‘em a palate job, eh?

    (twice as dirty as a sleeve job!)

  155. Smut Clyde said,

    September 15, 2009 at 1:17

    RS quotes Steinhauser on coopting revolutionary imagery:

    this is a March on Washington, which should conjure up images of the street protests in other countries, like Ukraine, Poland in the 80’s, Estonia, etc.

    Having tried out the colour-coded People-Power Rage-against-stolen-election model in the old Eastern-bloc countries, time to bring it back to the US.
    Needs the requisite colour code, however.
    Teh White Revolution?

  156. Pere Ubu said,

    September 15, 2009 at 1:19

    the clenched fist buttocks of righteous “Restore the face of our country!” indignation

    Fiqz’d for teabaggy truthiness.

  157. Smut Clyde said,

    September 15, 2009 at 1:19

    Speaking off Catholics, PENIS. Also.
    Heavenly Glory hole DO NOT WANT.

  158. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    September 15, 2009 at 1:22

    More on the clenched fist of righteous “Restore the frace of our country!” indignation, from Rolling Stone.

    Fuh-zizzixed!

    this is a March on Washington, which should conjure up images of the street protests in other countries, like Ukraine, Poland in the 80’s, Estonia, etc.

    The fact that they would even think to compare their teabaggery to the Solidarity movement in ’80s Poland is cobaggery of the highest order.

  159. M. Bouffant said,

    September 15, 2009 at 1:23

    Sure, White Revolution, just like the White Russians. (Not a mixed drink reference.)

  160. Pere Ubu said,

    September 15, 2009 at 1:24

    Having tried out the colour-coded People-Power Rage-against-stolen-election model in the old Eastern-bloc countries

    BTW, ever wonder at the fact that the Reagan-fapping wingnuts loved ‘em some Solidarno?? and labor protests back in the ’80s – as long as it wasn’t in their own country? I know I do.

  161. Pere Ubu said,

    September 15, 2009 at 1:25

    oh, FYWP not being able to deal with Cyriilic characters.

    I bet Lou Dobbs wrote the code.

  162. Pere Ubu said,

    September 15, 2009 at 1:27

    The fact that they would even think to compare their teabaggery to the Solidarity movement in ’80s Poland is cobaggery of the highest order.

    Great minds think alike, but just don’t type equally fast. :p

  163. Zarquon said,

    September 15, 2009 at 1:27

    Picture of Dan Bana

  164. M. Bouffant said,

    September 15, 2009 at 1:28

    the clenched fist buttocks of righteous “Restore the face of our country!” indignation

    More on the clenched fist of righteous “Restore the frace of our country!” indignation, from Rolling Stone.

    Fizzicksing, like EDITING, is fascism!

  165. Pere Ubu said,

    September 15, 2009 at 1:29

    Picture of Dan Bana

    Didn’t I see him last in Vega$?

  166. Zarquon said,

    September 15, 2009 at 1:29

    Sorry, that’s Eric Bana.

  167. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    September 15, 2009 at 1:33

    Picture of Dan Bana
    Didn’t I see him last in Vega$?
    Sorry, that’s Eric Bana.

    Both relared to Bruce Bana, no doubt.

    Great minds think alike, but just don’t type equally fast. :p

    Gee, our minds think alike, too!

  168. tigrismus said,

    September 15, 2009 at 1:35

    Dan Bana

  169. Tyrant Porn Dragon-King Wangchuck, said,

    September 15, 2009 at 1:39

    Dan Bana.

  170. MzNicky said,

    September 15, 2009 at 1:40

    Dan Bana? Oh fer crissakes. I thought you guys were going on about this guy, who is totally hot.

    http://static.guim.co.uk/Guardian/film/gallery/2007/jun/21/lucky.you/bana630-5368.jpg

  171. Pere Ubu said,

    September 15, 2009 at 1:43

    Dan Dan bo Bana?

  172. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    September 15, 2009 at 1:49

    It’s a record, we believe that more jokes have been made about Dana Bana’s name than anyone else’s in thw Washington D.C. area, ever.

  173. Smut Clyde said,

    September 15, 2009 at 1:50

    Should have picked this up immediately:
    the street protests in other countries, like [...] Estonia

    WTFSM? Estonians protested against government austerity policies in January this year; and a year earlier there was unrest among ethnic Russians in Tallinn (protesting against removal of a Russian military memorial); but none of the widespread protesting that Steinhauser is claiming as precedent.

    Baltic states… former Eastern-bloc states… THEY’RE ALL THE SAME.
    Also, Estonian is EVEN WORSE THAN FINNISH.

  174. Emily Litella said,

    September 15, 2009 at 1:52

    What’s all this I keep hearing about a bandanna?

  175. Smut Clyde said,

    September 15, 2009 at 1:59

    Also, January 1991, as the Soviet Union fell apart –
    In Lithuania, street battles, tanks, 14 deaths…
    In Latvia, “The Days of Barricades”…
    In Estonia, THEY SANG FOLK SONGS.

    Estonians make decent beer, I’ll give them that.

  176. pedestrian said,

    September 15, 2009 at 2:04

    Patrick Swayze is dead. Does anyone know how hard it would be to repurpose MJ memorabilia?

  177. Pere Ubu said,

    September 15, 2009 at 2:04

    What’s all this I keep hearing about a bandanna?

    No, they’re talking about washing a banana!

    Evidently it’s what those kids – GET OFF MY LAWN, YOU BRATS! – today call you-know-what. Dirty! Filthy! Why, that nice Pantload boy never talks about wee-wees and such.

  178. J— said,

    September 15, 2009 at 2:04

    It’s the Singing Revolution! I wonder if he’s referring to the Orange thing in Ukraine a few years ago or some notion he has of that country earlier. I take it that with the specific reference to Poland in the 80s (who could forget Poland) and the vague mention of Estonia, he’s talking about the break-up of the Soviet Union. I would imagine they’d like to try to draw parallels between the USSR and Obama’s 9 months in office.

  179. Pere Ubu said,

    September 15, 2009 at 2:08

    I wonder if he’s referring to the Orange thing in Ukraine a few years ago or some notion he has of that country earlier.

    The Orange thingy is the only way wingnuts even know what a Ukraine is.

  180. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    September 15, 2009 at 2:08

    Peep?

  181. pedestrian said,

    September 15, 2009 at 2:11

    The Orange thingy is the only way wingnuts even know what a Ukraine is.

    Was that the one with the guy whose face was slowly eaten by toxins and the woman who was kind of like a blond Princess Leia? That was cool.

  182. Pere Ubu said,

    September 15, 2009 at 2:13

    Was that the one with the guy whose face was slowly eaten by toxins and the woman who was kind of like a blond Princess Leia?

    The Clone Wars was set in Ukraine?

  183. Snorghagen said,

    September 15, 2009 at 2:14

    More on the clenched fist of righteous “Restore the face of our country!” indignation, from Rolling Stone.

    That’s some weird shit. Steinhauser seems to be saying that the reason that he’s deliberately copying leftist imagery is because leftist imagery is more likely to scare the crap out of mainstream political leaders.

    It’s an interesting approach, but why doesn’t Steinhauser just go all the way? Organize the teabaggers into revolutionary cadres openly dedicated to the overthrow of the capitalist power structure, outfit them in inexpensive surplus Red Army uniforms, and hold marches in cities throughout America on the anniversary of the October Revolution. That should draw some attention.

  184. CapMidnight said,

    September 15, 2009 at 2:16

    Orange Pekoe teabags scare the hell out of me.

  185. Smut Clyde said,

    September 15, 2009 at 2:20

    with the specific reference to Poland in the 80s (who could forget Poland) and the vague mention of Estonia, he’s talking about the break-up of the Soviet Union.

    I would personally have hesitated to cite the fragmentation of the Union as an example of the effect he’s trying to achieve, but it’s his astroturf.

  186. N__B said,

    September 15, 2009 at 2:22

    “I blame Jerri Ryan.”

    I find that a useful shorter to explain the 2004 Illinois senatorial election is “It all hinged on a large-breasted cyborg in a catsuit.”

    People rarely ask follow-up questions.

  187. Smut Clyde said,

    September 15, 2009 at 2:23

    the guy whose face was slowly eaten by toxins
    Any resemblance between Viktor Yushchenko and Baron Harkonnen was purely accidental.

  188. kingubu said,

    September 15, 2009 at 2:23

    Patrick Swayze is dead.

    Cue the tiny gumball machine-based robot:

    It’s my way or the highway, this Christmas at my bar.
    I’ll have to smash your kneecaps if you bastards touch my car!
    I got the word that Santa has been stealing from the till.
    I think that that right jolly old elf had better make out his will!

    Oh, let’s have a Patrick Swayze Christmas, one and all.
    And this can be the haziest…
    This can be the laziest…
    This can be the Swayziest Christmas of them all!

  189. N__B said,

    September 15, 2009 at 2:25

    Patrick Swayze is dead.

    ZOMBIE WOLVERINES!!!1!1!!1!!!

  190. Pere Ubu said,

    September 15, 2009 at 2:26

    It’s an interesting approach, but why doesn’t Steinhauser just go all the way? Organize the teabaggers into revolutionary cadres openly dedicated to the overthrow of the capitalist power structure, outfit them in inexpensive surplus Red Army uniforms, and hold marches in cities throughout America on the anniversary of the October Revolution.

    In other words, finalize what they’ve been doing for the last eight years, what with secret police and turn-in-your-neighbor programs and the “unitary executive” and loyalty oaths and u.s.w.

  191. Smut Clyde said,

    September 15, 2009 at 2:30

    “It all hinged on a large-breasted cyborg in a catsuit.”
    I too would like doors like that.

  192. Zombie Patrick Swayze said,

    September 15, 2009 at 2:30

    My way… or the DIEway!

    MOO-HOO-HAHAHAHAHA!

  193. N__B said,

    September 15, 2009 at 2:33

    I too would like doors like that.

    “What knockers!”

    “Zank you, doctor.”

  194. Snorghagen said,

    September 15, 2009 at 2:34

    In other words, finalize what they’ve been doing for the last eight years, what with secret police and turn-in-your-neighbor programs and the “unitary executive” and loyalty oaths and u.s.w.

    Exactly, except it’ll be all patriotic and everything, and therefore a totally good thing.

  195. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    September 15, 2009 at 2:38

    Patrick Swayze is dead.

    And now only Whoopi Goldberg can hear him.

  196. Smut Clyde said,

    September 15, 2009 at 2:41

    “What knockers!”
    “Zank you, doctor.”

    If anyone wants me, I’ll be upstairs replacing the tongue-&-groove.

  197. N__B said,

    September 15, 2009 at 2:43

    If anyone wants me I’ll be in my bunk.

  198. Zombie Patrick Swayze said,

    September 15, 2009 at 2:53

    “What knockers!”
    “Zank you, doctor.”

    Apropos of nothing…

    “Put … Back … Ze … Candle!!!”

  199. Pere Ubu said,

    September 15, 2009 at 2:54

    aw, fucshizzles.

    “Quick, give him the – !”

  200. Jennifer said,

    September 15, 2009 at 2:59

    And now only Whoopi Goldberg can hear him.

    Thank you, Dragon-King.

  201. The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge said,

    September 15, 2009 at 3:00

    N__B said,

    September 15, 2009 at 2:22

    “I blame Jerri Ryan.”

    I find that a useful shorter to explain the 2004 Illinois senatorial election is “It all hinged on a large-breasted cyborg in a catsuit.”

    People rarely ask follow-up questions.

    Seriously, though, what if she’d gone along with it? Somebody invites you to a swinger’s party and you show up with Jeri Ryan!! You’d be a fucking King!! It might be worth risking a mere political career over.

  202. J— said,

    September 15, 2009 at 3:02

    Road House: great conservative film of the late 80s or the greatest conservative film of the late 80s?

  203. N__B said,

    September 15, 2009 at 3:08

    Seriously, though, what if she’d gone along with it? Somebody invites you to a swinger’s party and you show up with Jeri Ryan!! You’d be a fucking King!! It might be worth risking a mere political career over.

    Yet another example of how political sense (your hypothetical) conflicts with common sense. Suggesting swinging to your wife when she has shown no interest in the topic is a generally bad idea, even if it might help your Q rating.

    Surreptitiously taking pictures of her and posting them on the net is, of course, okay. That appears to be the basis of more than half of U.S. marriages.

  204. Jennifer said,

    September 15, 2009 at 3:22

    It seems the Billionaires for Bush have morphed into the Billionaires for Wealthcare and they performed at the big teabagger hootenanny on Saturday.

  205. Substance McGravitas said,

    September 15, 2009 at 3:25

    Dan Bana.

  206. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    September 15, 2009 at 3:26

    …the greatest conservative film of the late 80s?

    OMFG. Thanks for re-opening the festering wound that is my trauma at having watched that piece of trash. On the plus side, you have introduced me to my new favourite imdb commenter.

  207. Substance McGravitas said,

    September 15, 2009 at 3:36

    Let me once again rate for Leonard Snerdley at Amazon.

  208. Smut Clyde said,

    September 15, 2009 at 3:42

    Google reveals that I am the first person to rate for Jeri.

  209. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    September 15, 2009 at 3:45

    …their decision to add the Traitor Cetera ballad “Glory of Love” as the movie’s theme song

    .

    Thank you Monsieur McGravitas for dooming me to read 94 capsules of mind-altered-ing craziness.

  210. Substance McGravitas said,

    September 15, 2009 at 3:48

    Boy, this Classic Football Game 2 takes me back. Back to the old days, that is. Days spent lounging around the living room on Thanksgiving, waiting for gravy and Mom’s locally famous turkey balls. Let me tell you, you’d never eat turkey in its normal form again after you’ve had it in a spherical shape.

  211. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    September 15, 2009 at 4:45


    Jennifer said,

    September 15, 2009 at 3:22

    It seems the Billionaires for Bush have morphed into the Billionaires for Wealthcare and they performed at the big teabagger hootenanny on Saturday.

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWSSOOMMMMMMMMMMMMEEEE!

    ITTDGYA Enterprises (and such as) has already endorsed this group of miscreants and billionaires.

    We will now add their music video to the mix.

    Hanx, Jennifer!
    ~

  212. Randy Diedrichson, Winner of the Design Competition said,

    September 15, 2009 at 5:19

    I recognize this fucker. We were on the Vegan Anarchy Bus from Montpelier, VT, and I said, “pull my finger” to this dude sitting in front of me, and he tore my finger off. We’re talking blood-spangled pavement and the whole bit. Man.

  213. Pale Celery said,

    September 15, 2009 at 5:36

    Dan Bana

  214. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    September 15, 2009 at 5:47

    Rand Mana
    ~

  215. Lesley said,

    September 15, 2009 at 7:09

    The Unauthorized 9.12 Teabagger Tour

    To bad Triumph the Insult Comic Dog’s not around to report on lunatics.

  216. Snorghagen said,

    September 15, 2009 at 7:22

    Spam Cana

  217. N__B said,

    September 15, 2009 at 11:09

    Let me tell you, you’d never eat turkey in its normal form again after you’ve had it in a spherical shape.

    That’s true of any meat. Just ask the teabaggers.

  218. kiki said,

    September 15, 2009 at 14:50

    Come Mr Tally-man
    Tally me Dan Bana

    May I suggest:

    Come ‘mer’can Taliban
    Tally me Dan Bana

  219. actor212 said,

    September 15, 2009 at 16:21

    Road House: great conservative film of the late 80s or the greatest conservative film of the late 80s?

    I disagree. For one thing, there are no brownskinned people on either side, a pre-requisite for a conservative movie (altho not necessarily required cf Red Dawn).

    Moreover, tho, the hero is a graduate of a liberal arts program at New York University. In other words, a candy-assed priss who reads…literature AND bags the hot doctor by doing so.

    I might buy this as a conservative parody, a la American Carol, but not as a conservative movie.

  220. Robert59 said,

    June 15, 2010 at 7:41

    Yeah, Joan Jett produced “GI” aka Germs Incognito. While a couple of people say she was passed out drunk, she admits she passed out during “Shut Down” and that’s why it’s called shut down because the abrupt ending is her coming to and pulling the plug. It’s no secret Joan was a heavy drinker for a long time. They didn’t have an engineer as Slash Records was very low budget and The Germs couldn’t afford to pay anybody to produce their record. That’s how Joan got involved. Add the fact that NOBODY wanted anything to do with The Germs (especially Darby Crash/Bobby Pyn) because of their erratic, self-mutilating, destructive, and heroin-induced behaviors. That’s why GI is called GI; to mask the fact that they were really The Germs. Darby Crash was out of his mind and constantly high. The original “Shut Down/Annihilation Man” is almost 10 minutes long and he was still rambling when Joan finally shut it down. A year later, Darby shut himself down permanently with an OD of heroin.

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