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22

Mike Barone, He Has A Way, With B-O-L-O-G-N-A




Posted at 13:24 by Gavin M.

Michael Barone, syndicated column1:
Strangers to Dissent, Liberals Try to Stifle It

  • Since nobody ever disagrees with them, liberals try to stifle dissent by refusing to pipe down and do what we say — defying, for instance, a clear demand that all media assist in exposing a dissident with communist and 9/11-truther sympathies.

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

Notes:

1 Apropos the near-total dominance of liberal opinion in American life, gaze if you would on this algal bloom of right-wing columnists (including such doyens of the examined life as Ben Shapiro and Chuck Norris, and Thomas Sowell in English, sure, but did you realize he was available in Spanish?), and note that of the few columnists remaining, Benazir Bhutto and Molly Ivins are hampered from writing by being not alive, while Robert Scheer and Mark Shields are hampered, careerwise, in the sense of being consigned to a bin such as the kind that harbors gravy-stained britches and whiffy socks.

141 Comments »

  1. LittlePig said,

    September 22, 2009 at 13:35

    Somebody call the Whaaaaaambulance.

  2. Ted the Slacker said,

    September 22, 2009 at 13:43

    If I may…

    Quoth Barone: “And yes, Rep. Joe Wilson did seem to have broken the rules and standards of decorum of the House (though not of the British House of Commons) when he shouted, “You lie!” in the middle of Obama’s speech.”

    Now, reaching into my trusty sack of gazoogle, I find some vault copy Sadly, No!

    Unparliamentary language: Language that breaks the rules of politeness in the House of Commons chamber.

    MPs are not allowed to:
    - use insulting or rude language
    - accuse each other of lying or being drunk
    - misrepresent each other’s words

    **Takes bow**

  3. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    September 22, 2009 at 13:44

    Unlike his predecessor, he sought to use the prestige of his office to shut criticism down.

    HOW DARE ANY OF YOU DIRTY STINKING FUCKING SMELLY HIPPIES CRITIMACIZE TEH PREZNIT IN A TIME OF WAR!1!!
    ~

  4. N__B said,

    September 22, 2009 at 13:55

    HOW DARE ANY OF YOU DIRTY STINKING FUCKING SMELLY HIPPIES

    Stop. You’re getting me hot.

  5. El Cid said,

    September 22, 2009 at 14:43

    For as long as I have been alive, the “liberal media” repression of conservative opinion has actually meant “it is occasionally possible to hear or read or see non-ultra right wing things in this country, therefore we right wingers is repressed.

    Like, if you read a newspaper article and it mentions gay people but does not condemn them for violating Biblical principles and how they ought to die before destroying our society etc etc etc., it means the article is ‘left wing’.

    Meanwhile they still laugh at us for thinking that right wing corporations who own newspapers et al are all part of some librul conspearsee.

  6. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 14:55

    We don’t want to stifle it, we want them to shove it where the sun don’t shine. They can dissent up their assholes all they want!

  7. Just Joe said,

    September 22, 2009 at 14:56

    Ahem:

    http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2009/10/levi-johnston200910?currentPage=1

    I can die happy now.

  8. Archie Ruppert said,

    September 22, 2009 at 14:58

    The fact is, will ya stifle yourself, Edit’?

  9. CapMidnight said,

    September 22, 2009 at 14:59

    They can dissent up their assholes all they want!
    Just remember to spray some dissentfectant up there.
    (You don’t know where that asshole’s been.)

  10. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 15:01

    Just remember to spray some dissentfectant up there.
    (You don’t know where that asshole’s been.)

    The easier question to answer is, where hasn’t it been?

  11. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 15:11

    Barone looks like the gay aborted baby of Huckleberry Hound and Mr Magoo.

  12. Steerpike said,

    September 22, 2009 at 15:32

    It’s true! Liberals completely dominate the news media, and relentlessly stifle any opposing, conservative points of view. I know this is true, because syndicated columnist Michael Barone said so.

    I also heard about this from Rush Limbaugh, Cal Thomas, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, Michelle Malkin, George Will, Laura Ingraham, Michael Savage, Joe Scarbrough, Ann Coulter, Matt Drudge, David Brooks, Charles Krauthammer, Karl Rove, Thomas Sowell, Thomas Friedman, Lou Dobbs, the late Robert Novak, Brent Bozell, William Bennet, Kathleen Parker, Ross Douthat, Michael Medved, Betsy McCaughey and Peggy Noonan, among others.

    Why are these people denied a chance to express their views?

  13. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 15:37

    Because you left Bill Kristol off the list, you’ve totally invalidated your list and proven that conservatives have absolutely no voice in mainstream media!

    Roger Hell Simon! Also!

  14. Steerpike said,

    September 22, 2009 at 15:40

    Damn! I knew I was going to forget someone important. Sheesh, it’s like sending wedding invitations-you’re bound to forget someone and end up losing a friend forever…

  15. D.N. Nation said,

    September 22, 2009 at 15:40

    Ahh, Baroney. A mainstay on the awful, awful op/ed page I used to edit back in my newspaper days. Whenever we coupled Mike with Tom Sowell, it was comedy gold.

  16. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 15:45

    Ooh my little whiny one, whiny one.
    When you gonna give us some peace, Barona?
    Ooh you make my pressure run, blood pressure run.
    Gun in hand to find Barona.
    Never gonna stop, give it up.
    Such a wussy mind. Always get it up for the butts
    Of the younger kind. My my my i yi woo. M M M My Barona…

  17. Pale Celery said,

    September 22, 2009 at 15:53

    **Takes bow**

    Of course the wingnuts, with their newfound disdain for civility, are wrong (again) in comparing the hurly-burly of Question Period with a formal address by a head of state, but, yeah, calling another MP a liar means expulsion, remedied by groveling.

  18. Pere Ubu said,

    September 22, 2009 at 16:07

    Barone-y Moron-y.

  19. vacuumslayer said,

    September 22, 2009 at 16:15

    Well, this guy must be a Libertarian because he sure is smoking something strong. I think industrial-strength drugs is the only way to explain that level of delusion. I knew I was in for a wild ride when he started nattering on about college campuses.

  20. tigrismus said,

    September 22, 2009 at 16:30

    Unlike his predecessor, he sought to use the prestige of his office to shut criticism down.

    Thank God Wilson wasn’t wearing an inappropriate t-shirt, the Secret Service would have been all up in his shit. Fuckin’ Obama.

  21. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    September 22, 2009 at 16:32

    Do conservatives have pan-dimensional communication devices that they’re not sharing with us? Because there is no fucking way that this guy lives on the same planet I do.

  22. owlbear1 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 16:38

    I think we owe Mike Barone a ‘civil GOPper’ response.

    Maybe a Cheney/Wilson mashup?

    “Go Fuck Yourself, Liar!”

  23. Tone in DC said,

    September 22, 2009 at 16:41

    Ooh my little whiny one, whiny one.
    When you gonna give us some peace, Barona?
    Ooh you make my pressure run, blood pressure run.
    Gun in hand to find Barona.
    Never gonna stop, give it up.
    Such a wussy mind. Always get it up for the butts
    Of the younger kind. My my my i yi woo. M M M My Barona…

    _________________________________________________
    Oh, AYUH.

  24. Original Joe Wilson (with the hot CIA wife) said,

    September 22, 2009 at 16:56

    Dissenting against Bush? Yeah, no-one tried to stifle that.

  25. another jim said,

    September 22, 2009 at 17:01

    I mean, wow. What are you supposed with an opening paragraph says:

    “Thus President Obama…told us to stop “bickering,” as if principled objections to major changes in public policy were just childish obstinacy, and chastised his critics for telling “lies,” employing “scare tactics” and playing “games.” Unlike his predecessor, he sought to use the prestige of his office to shut criticism down.”

    I mean he’s serious! “Death panels” and “keep goverment out of my Medicare”. “Obama’s gonna take my guns.” “Obama’s secretly instructing our white kids to lie down so our black kids can run over them on integrated buses.”

    While Bush having people arrested for wearing T-shirts he doesn’t like is being courteous to criticism.

    My flabber is just gasted.

    I mean my flabber is just gasted.

    This may be the most shameless and complete inversion of reality that I’ve seen to do date. And that says a lot.

  26. another jim said,

    September 22, 2009 at 17:01

    “Go Fuck Yourself, Liar! We’re doing it live!”

  27. zombie rotten mcdonald said,

    September 22, 2009 at 17:04

    Silly libs.

    The previous President was Clinton.

    Bush who? Never heard of him.

    Magic 8 year gap, courtesy of Memory Hole Services, Inc.

  28. Eric Shinseki said,

    September 22, 2009 at 17:06

    Dissent? Rummy loved it, I promise.

  29. Bitter Scribe said,

    September 22, 2009 at 17:10

    Unlike other Sadlies, I try not to rely on the shorter and actually read the stuff that’s being mocked. But I could only get as far as:

    Unlike his predecessor, he sought to use the prestige of his office to shut criticism down.

    I give up. Do these people actually believe their own shit? Or do they have their memory scientifically wiped? If so, they could at least give us someone who looks like Eliza Dziwhatever on “Dollhouse.”

  30. JoeBuddha said,

    September 22, 2009 at 17:11

    It might be fun to shout “You Lie!” when one of these idiots is talking. (hmm…)

    I think they really believe this crap, though. Their narcissism is pathological. I remember an interview with a high school football cheerleader who was upset with losing the prayer at the beginning of the game. She was all, “What about freedom of speech? What about freedom of religion?” until the interviewer asked her if it would be OK if a Wiccan gave the prayer. You can guess her answer to THAT.

  31. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 17:12

    Unlike other Sadlies, I try not to rely on the shorter and actually read the stuff that’s being mocked. But I could only get as far as:

    Always. Trust. The. Shorter.™

  32. Lurking Canadian said,

    September 22, 2009 at 17:15

    Can somebody help me out regarding this ACORN issue? I admit, I didn’t see the video, or read the entire transcript, but I did read about half of the transcript, and in the part I read, the ACORN personnel were telling the “pimp” to file taxes, in order to establish that they have income from business activities, in order to make themselves eligible for a mortgage.

    Now, granted, it is true that they didn’t bat an eyelash at the fact that the putative income was from illegal activities, but where does the accusation of tax evasion come from?

  33. g said,

    September 22, 2009 at 17:16

    But it’s interesting that the two most violent incidents at this summer’s town hall meetings came when a union thug beat up a 65-year-old black conservative in Missouri and when a liberal protester bit off part of a man’s finger in California.

    Is he talking about Kenny Gladney, the so-called “65 year old black conservative?”

    And that quote should really be: “the two most violent incidents the media showed over and over

  34. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 17:17

    LC,

    Apparently, in the Baltimore office, the “pimp” asked the workers how he could cut his tax bill (also make himself eligible for housing subsidies) and he mentioned 13 underage Salvadoran hookers he had in his stable.

    The workers played along and told him to claim them as dependents.

  35. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 17:18

    when a liberal protester bit off part of a man’s finger in California

    You mean when the conservative shoved the liberal and his finger ended up in the guy’s mouth as he was falling?

  36. Lurking Canadian said,

    September 22, 2009 at 17:21

    The workers played along and told him to claim them as dependents.

    Ah. I hadn’t heard that part. Thanks. It is important to me to understand what the bullshit scandals are about.

  37. Willy said,

    September 22, 2009 at 17:21

    Always. Trust. The. Shorter.™

    That should be on a t-shirt.

  38. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 17:22

    Be a good fundraiser for the site.

    Sadlynaughts? Feel free. I license my trademark to you.

  39. Steerpike said,

    September 22, 2009 at 17:24

    My flabber hasn’t been gasted in so long, I think it’s gotten flabby.

  40. MKS said,

    September 22, 2009 at 17:25

    My understanding is that ACORN advised the poseurs to claim their under-age hypotheitcal prostitutes as dependants. This would entitle the pimp and/or madame to large tax exemptions, and this would be tax evasion. The young girls would be making money for their bosses, but the bosses would be posing as guardians.

  41. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 17:26

    If I’m the ACORN workers, I’d get a lawyer quickly and sue the filmmaker.

  42. D.N. Nation said,

    September 22, 2009 at 17:28

    For some hearty laffs, go back and read Baroney’s election coverage on his USN&WR blog, assuming they haven’t deleted the thing yet (the magazine told Mikey to take a hike a few months ago). It’s as sound as you’re betting it is: Palin’s Moosehunting Skills Will Help McCain Take Maine!, Joe The Plumber Is A Game Changer!, Obama’s In Trouble In The Northern States!, Palin Won The Debate!, and on and on and on and on and on.

  43. D.N. Nation said,

    September 22, 2009 at 17:32

    Their pit bull attacks on Bush, their constant references to the Abu Ghraib abuses as if they were typical, their opposition to letting the NSA listen to conversations from al-Qaida suspects to persons in the United States and to letting interrogators of unlawful combatants use techniques that have helped us foil those plotting violence against us — these amount to a strategy of rule or ruin. You must let us rule this country, or we won’t regard it as “our” country anymore. So much for the first person plural.

    - Baroney, 2006

    I can probably find a thousand of these.

  44. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    September 22, 2009 at 17:32

    From my understanding, it’s actually illegal in the state where that video was taped to record someone without his/her knowledge.

    Also, I still think that they were playing along, since the kids WERE DRESSED LIKE THIS.

  45. D.N. Nation said,

    September 22, 2009 at 17:34

    Why do they hate us? Why does the Times print stories that put America more at risk of attack? They say that these surveillance programs are subject to abuse, but give no reason to believe that this concern is anything but theoretical. We have a press that is at war with an administration, while our country is at war against merciless enemies. The Times is acting like an adolescent kicking the shins of its parents, hoping to make them hurt while confident of remaining safe under their roof. But how safe will we remain when our protection depends on the Times?

    - Baroney, 2006

    Thus President Obama…told us to stop “bickering,” as if principled objections to major changes in public policy were just childish obstinacy, and chastised his critics for telling “lies,” employing “scare tactics” and playing “games.”

    - Baroney, now

  46. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 17:34

    T&U,

    That’s my point. If I’m one of those office workers, I’m suing the bastard for all kinds of misrepresentation and possible invasion of privacy. I might not win, but with George Soros’ money a good lawyer, I can tie this little shit up in knots until his grandkids are dead.

  47. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 17:35

    DN, you ought to post these over at Baroney’s place. Call his ass on it. Or at least email him.

  48. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 17:36

    Comments at the RCP article:

    http://comments.realclearpolitics.com/read/1/457165.html

  49. D.N. Nation said,

    September 22, 2009 at 17:39

    actor212-

    Baroney never responds to e-mails. Ever. I’ve even got freaking Glenn Reynolds to e-mail me back, but never Mikey.

    As for posting on his site, I’ll get to it…it’s been my experience that he’s got plenty of people trolling his hacky ass on this stuff, but I’ll be glad to throw in my voice.

    One of the better things I took out of working in newspapers is the treasure trove of Bush-era wingnut opinion pieces I e-mailed to myself, knowing that these dopes would all pull 180s the second a Demoncrap got into the White House.

  50. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 17:46

    I feel so impotent. All I’ve ever gotten back was Fudgie the Goldberg…

  51. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    September 22, 2009 at 17:48

    actor–Gotcha. The sad thing is that those little fuckers are going to be celebrity darlings on the Repub circuit for at least a year or two.

  52. Ted the Slacker said,

    September 22, 2009 at 17:48

    If I get pulled over for driving on the wrong side of the road, can I say, “But look this is legal in Britain”?

  53. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 17:50

    T&U

    Remember Paula Jones?

    Look how pathetic her life turned out. I’d lay big money…in fact, that’s about all I lay these days…that if she had to do it over again, she wouldn’t.

    In fact, if I was here, I’d look to pick up a quick buck saying “STOP!”

  54. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 17:52

    Ted,

    Maybe. Do you sound like Richard Harris?

  55. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    September 22, 2009 at 18:00

    actor, you may be right. But I do wonder about the girl (I don’t even know her name), because she is young and cute. You know how conservatives love their pure-minded pinups…

  56. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 18:02

    T&U

    She’s Doug Giles daughter. That’s all that needs to be said to know, just *know*, she’s got skeletons in her closet seven feet tall.

  57. noen said,

    September 22, 2009 at 18:03

    Dear God that Levi Johnston story on Vanity Fair is sad, just sad.

    ———-
    The Palins didn’t have dinner together and they didn’t talk much as a family. Throughout the years I spent with them, when Sarah got home from her office—almost never later than five and sometimes as early as noon—she usually walked in the door, said hello, and then disappeared into her bedroom

    She always wanted things and she wanted other people to get them for her. If she wanted a movie, Bristol and I would go to the video store; if she wanted food, we’d get her something to eat, like a Crunchwrap Supreme from Taco Bell. She’d try to bribe everyone to clean the house, or give us guilt trips.

    Sarah was always in a bad mood and she was stressed out a lot. Sometimes she would wonder why she took the job as governor. It was too hard, she said; there was so much going on. Todd was always out in the garage working on his snow machines and drinking beer or screwing off.

    ————-

    What a wonderful family.

  58. tigrismus said,

    September 22, 2009 at 18:07

    My understanding is that ACORN advised the poseurs to claim their under-age hypotheitcal prostitutes as dependants.

    If it didn’t happen at multiple offices or go up the management ladder and return the advice to evade taxes from on high, it’s hard to believe it’s an organizational problem rather than a limited employee problem best solved by firing the offenders. Which has already happened.

  59. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 18:08

    Noen, I don’t think it’s a whole lot different in any political family. Politics eats domesticity alive. The entire family has to kick in, and keep in mind that Todd was/is a world-class “athlete” (if you extend athletics to include sitting on your ass on a powered sled).

    Not to defend Palin, because God knows there’s little reason to, but I just wonder if any member of any political clan…Kennedy, Bush, Nixon, Clinton…wrote a similar tell-all, if things would be much different?

  60. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    September 22, 2009 at 18:08

    actor–Whoa. Not to mention daddy issues, I’m sure.

  61. jim said,

    September 22, 2009 at 18:11

    Because it’s so beautiful & true (& because I’m such a lazy sod), I’ll just post here what I posted there -

    Barone’s analysis is devastatingly profound!

    What the heck do liberals know about dissent? After all, who can forget those dissent-hating suffragettes in the 19th Century, or those “strangers to dissent” of the peace movement in the 20th … plainly, the left’s focus on common-sense principles like human rights, protecting the environment & a decent quality-of-life for all only indicates that they’re behind the times – whereas the right’s constant track-record of leaving debt, unemployment & socioeconomic disaster in their wake must be due to some kind of secret liberal conspiracy to undermine their brilliant ideas (trickle-down economics under Reagan & “no-negotiations-ever” gunboat diplomacy under both Bushes come to mind).

    When will those silly libs ever admit that MOAR TAXCUTZ PLZ & deregulating America to within an inch of its life is the answer?

    Shut up, that’s when!

  62. CapMidnight said,

    September 22, 2009 at 18:12

    “And yes, Rep. Joe Wilson did seem to have broken the rules and standards of decorum of the House (though not of the Barone House of Barones and Baboons, where it is perfectly legal–gently encouraged, in fact!–to expose one’s brightly-colored personal parts with the drapes open)”

  63. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 18:14

    T&U

    You have to know that, to live in such a judgemental household and then to dress like that under the guise of “gittin’ them nigras,” she has some deep seated divergent behaviors going on. Probably an awful lot of anger and aggression, like a bit of schizophrenia, and once it all washes out, she’s going to be in deep shit.

  64. kingubu said,

    September 22, 2009 at 18:15

    When the turd hits your eye
    Like a big fucking lie
    That’s Barone.

    (yeah, its still early)

  65. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 18:16

    When the meat that you eat
    Is made of pig’s feet
    That’s Barone….

  66. N__B said,

    September 22, 2009 at 18:26

    Not to defend Palin, because God knows there’s little reason to, but I just wonder if any member of any political clan…Kennedy, Bush, Nixon, Clinton…wrote a similar tell-all, if things would be much different?

    Possibly not, but would the leaders of any of those clans be so stupid as to publicly humiliate a teenager who is not part of the family and therefore can freely talk to the press?

  67. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 18:29

    True enuf, N__B. He was pretty shabbily treated, and I wonder if left to their own devices, if the kids wouldn’t have had an abortion anyway? He sure didn’t seem like the type to raise a kid, and she seemed pretty, well, uninterested.

  68. N__B said,

    September 22, 2009 at 18:33

    He sure didn’t seem like the type to raise a kid, and she seemed pretty, well, uninterested.

    He struck me as having though of her as a casual girlfriend, not that a lot of such couples haven’t ended up married with kids. She struck me as someone without a maternal role model.

  69. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    September 22, 2009 at 18:35

    actor–Almost every girl I knew in high school who had a daddy like this was lucky to make it to 22 without at least one pregnancy and one or two major alcohol-related incidents. Of course, most of them were white and somewhat well-off, so it didn’t count.

  70. It's A Little-Known Fact That The Goddamn Batman Can Play The First Few Bars Of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor On The Organ, A Talent That He Shares With The Joker, BTW said,

    September 22, 2009 at 18:36

    Every time this assclown shows up, I feel so sorry for the nice man on NPR that shares his name.

  71. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    September 22, 2009 at 18:40

    Honestly, that quote from Levi doesn’t sound all that different from a lot of families to me, except for maybe the Crunchwrap Supreme/video part. Though if I had teenage kids, I’d make them useful and send them out to get stuff for me, too.

    I find it more telling, though not surprising, that she was obviously never at work.

  72. g said,

    September 22, 2009 at 18:40

    Whether Levi’s description of Palin is right or not, it is certainly characteristic of narcissistic behavior – and entirely consistent with my impression of her. She is the gravitational center of that family’s orbit.

  73. g said,

    September 22, 2009 at 18:43

    that quote from Levi doesn’t sound all that different from a lot of families to me, except for maybe the Crunchwrap Supreme/video part. Though if I had teenage kids, I’d make them useful and send them out to get stuff for me, too.

    My observation is that most American moms end up in exactly the opposite role – running to get videos and Crunchwrap Supremes for their selfish kids. Which is just as bad, IMHO, but I think it’s interesting that Palin is an abberation.

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

    September 22, 2009 at 18:44

    Once again.

    America rebelled against the United Kingdom. What they do in their parlimentary system, their degree of decorum (if it was as stupid as Barone suggests) isn’t our fucking problem.

    SO WHY BRING IT UP, COCKSTICK?

    Christ, you may as well bring up the Japanese Diet. You might get some legs on that, even if it’s again entirely fucking irrelevant.

  75. N__B said,

    September 22, 2009 at 18:46

    The Goddamn Batman Can Play The First Few Bars Of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor On The Organ, A Talent That He Shares With The Joker

    Rollerball!

    Jon-a-than! Jon-a-than! Jon-a-than! Jon-a-than!

  76. Gary Ruppert said,

    September 22, 2009 at 18:57

    Christ, you may as well bring up the Japanese Diet.

    The fact is, real Heartland Americas don’t eat raw fish and sticky rice and especially not sea weed which is un-freedom.

  77. Willy said,

    September 22, 2009 at 19:12

    Gary Ruppert said,

    September 22, 2009 at 18:57

    Christ, you may as well bring up the Japanese Diet.

    The fact is, real Heartland Americas don’t eat raw fish and sticky rice and especially not sea weed which is un-freedom.

    Then why are there so many Lutherans in the Heartworm, er, Heartland?

  78. tigrismus said,

    September 22, 2009 at 19:25

    Hee hee, I had onigiri for lunch yesterday, one with pickled turnips and carrots, one with shiso, all from my very own American garden. Plus, the rice was from California. USA! USA!

  79. itwasntme said,

    September 22, 2009 at 19:29

    Bring up the diet? Why not just skip around and choose Stalin’s model and say it’s OK to have people relocated to Siberia?

  80. N__B said,

    September 22, 2009 at 19:30

    I had onigiri for lunch yesterday

    Did you unfold it first?

  81. Pale Celery said,

    September 22, 2009 at 19:33

    Did you unfold it first?

    Eating…paper…self-wiping…

    Nah. I won’t go there.

  82. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    September 22, 2009 at 19:36

    Is he talking about Kenny Gladney, the so-called “65 year old black conservative?”

    Speaking of Ken Gladney:

    Unfortunately, this site is no longer available due to nonpayment on the part of Kenneth’s attorney, David Brown.

    Speaking of David Brown.

  83. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    September 22, 2009 at 19:43

    Speaking of bringing up the Japanese diet.

    First!!! Hahaha take that, libs.

  84. tigrismus said,

    September 22, 2009 at 19:46

    Did you unfold it first?

    That would have made it norigami.

    Nah. I won’t go there.

    Wasabi with that?

  85. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 19:47

    Then why are there so many Lutherans in the Heartworm, er, Heartland?

    Lutherans will eat Worms, just not raw fish.

    We prefer ours boiled after soaking in kerosene all winter.

  86. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 19:48

    Wasabi with that?

    Nothing! The more the merrier or as I like to say it, funamori!

  87. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 19:49

    Did you unfold it first?

    That would have made it norigami.

    Tig is right. Onigiri is balls not paper.

  88. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    September 22, 2009 at 19:50

    Heh, heh. Onigiri is balls. Chirashi FTW!

  89. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 19:51

    Hey, fuki you, D-KW

  90. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 19:52

    Udon know the troubles I’ve seen.

  91. Michael Barone said,

    September 22, 2009 at 19:55

    LALALALALALA I CAN’T HEAR YOU LALALALALA

  92. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    September 22, 2009 at 19:57

    Hey, fuki you, D-KW

    Fuki me, a212? Well fugu.

  93. PeeJ said,

    September 22, 2009 at 19:58

    I’d like to join in the fun but I’m not very familiar with Jap diet. Miso sorry.

  94. PeeJ said,

    September 22, 2009 at 20:00

    Hey, fuki you, D-KW

    Sure, Kikkoman when he’s down.

  95. PeeJ said,

    September 22, 2009 at 20:03

    What a way to hijiki the thread.

  96. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 20:05

    What a way to hijiki the thread.

    No more! For the love of mike! For the sake of this thread!

  97. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 20:06

    Sure, Kikkoman when he’s down.

    Soy sorry. Excuse, please.

  98. PeeJ said,

    September 22, 2009 at 20:08

    No more! For the love of mike! For the sake of this thread!

    Aaah, get bento. We’ll continue tamari.

    But please note my restraint in not saying anything about how zrm he edamame.

  99. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    September 22, 2009 at 20:08

    …I’m not very familiar with Jap diet

    It’s really hard on the stomach.

  100. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 20:09

    But please note my restraint in not saying anything about how zrm he edamame.

    But he prefers momen.

  101. reverter said,

    September 22, 2009 at 20:13

    Why don’t you all take a haiku! Now I’ve lost my tempura!!

  102. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 20:15

    Make us!

  103. tigrismus said,

    September 22, 2009 at 20:18

    Onigiri is balls

    NOM NOM NOM

  104. Ted the Slacker said,

    September 22, 2009 at 20:19

    Now I’ve lost my tempura!!

    Boo-friggin-hoo, for fuck saki.

  105. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 20:21

    tigrismus said,

    September 22, 2009 at 20:18

    Onigiri is balls

    NOM NOM NOM

    And here I thought the proper way to eat balls was to slurp them

    *crossing legs*

  106. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    September 22, 2009 at 20:24

    Ono! I see puns have tako over this thread. Time to move an!

  107. justme said,

    September 22, 2009 at 20:25

    Ume be right, but I’ve heard it somen-y times before.

  108. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 20:26

    Iwana be clear about this: I washi your back, you wash mine, K?

  109. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    September 22, 2009 at 20:31

    Iwana be clear about this: I washi your back, you wash mine, K?

    How kaki. Say that again and I’ll su you.

  110. tigrismus said,

    September 22, 2009 at 20:31

    And here I thought the proper way to eat balls was to slurp them

    No, that’s how to eat the noodles. At least with somen it is.

  111. Origuy said,

    September 22, 2009 at 20:33

    Conservatives’ OK/Not OK of British tradition:

    Heckling the chief executive during Parliament: OK
    Providing affordable health care to everyone: Not OK

  112. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 20:33

    No, that’s how to eat the noodles. At least with somen it is.

    So they must be smooth, like buta?

  113. PeeJ said,

    September 22, 2009 at 20:42

    Totally OT. I am compelled to reprint the following comment from cheese_dust_fingers at another site. Thread topic: You know how guys leak pee when they shake? Do girls leak pee and can they shake it to stop the leaking or how do they shake?

    I shove a tampon up there and once it’s ‘loaded’ I crab walk down the stairs and fire it at my kids.

    Every generation needs a vietnam.

    I believe I shall pm her with an invititation to S,N!

  114. Djur said,

    September 22, 2009 at 20:47

    That’s not optional, PeeJ. We need some of that.

  115. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 20:49

    Totally OT.

    We had a topic????

    I shove a tampon up there and once it’s ‘loaded’ I crab walk down the stairs and fire it at my kids.

    Every generation needs a vietnam.

    Dashi is funnay!

  116. Djur said,

    September 22, 2009 at 20:50

    Any more Japanese food puns and I will challenge the perpetrator to mortal kombu.

  117. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    September 22, 2009 at 20:51

    I shove a tampon up there and once it’s ‘loaded’ I crab walk down the stairs and fire it at my kids.

    Mom????

  118. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 20:53

    Any more Japanese food puns and I will challenge the perpetrator to mortal kombu.

    Udon scare me!

    (OK, yes, it’s a repeat but this one is in a better context)

  119. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 20:56

    I shove a tampon up there and once it’s ‘loaded’ I crab walk down the stairs and fire it at my kids.

    This is such a disturbing, yet hilarious, image.

    I can picture winning our next Republican war: line up Coulter and Malkin and Ingraham and Schussel and Gellar, and fire away.

  120. justme said,

    September 22, 2009 at 21:25

    Poetry, PeeJ. Pure poetry.

  121. 77south said,

    September 22, 2009 at 21:33

    I’m slow on the punch, but lutefisk is soaked in lye, not kerosene. You just wish it was soaked in kerosene, it couldn’t possibly make it taste any worse.

  122. CapMidnight said,

    September 22, 2009 at 21:35

    Speaking of bringing up the Japanese diet.
    “Face it, KentGeorge–you threw up on Dean Wormer DietJapanese Prime Minister Miyazawa Kiichi.”

  123. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 21:44

    77,

    You’re right, of course. It’s just stored under a layer of kerosene while it soaks, to keep it from oxygenating and thus going rotten.

    As you point out, rotting couldn’t make it taste worse.

  124. stibbert said,

    September 22, 2009 at 22:13

    since we’re in a state of semi-permanent ” ‘scuse teh fingahs” around here anyway, a little cheese dust might be just the thing.

    So long’s we’re not talkin’ about cheeto-dust, that is.

  125. 77south said,

    September 22, 2009 at 22:17

    I believe akvavit was primarily invented to rinse the flavor of lutefisk from the Scandanavian palate, and the secondary alcoholic effects help numb the pain of being forced to eat lutefisk to survive.

  126. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 22:24

    There’s a simpler method.

    In the preparation of lutefisk for cooking, one is encouraged to pound it with a pine board.

    When Mater wasn’t looking, I used to steal the fish, forcing her to cook the board.

  127. handy said,

    September 22, 2009 at 22:57

    Looks like D.N. Nation and the rest of the Obama Brownshirt Brigade has hijacked the comments. Way to stifle the debate and shut down speaking truth to power.

    As I said in response to one of your fellow Obamathugs, a “jim x” (hmm–like Malcolm X, maybe?):

    “Keep your government hands off my medicare!”

    That is as a succint and devistating sober, principled objections to policy as you will ever see Mr. jim x! You’re just jealous your puny mind cannot reach the lofty heights of such critique. Now, get thee back onto Magical Unity Pony you rode in on!

    Indeed.

  128. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 23:01

    Apparently, “Handy” doesn’t do satire particularly well.

    Pity “Handy” isn’t….

  129. handy said,

    September 22, 2009 at 23:02

    dammit actor, I’m trying here! Not everyone can be Gary Ruppert.

  130. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 23:03

    Looks like D.N. Nation and the rest of the Obama Brownshirt Brigade has hijacked the comments. Way to stifle the debate and shut down speaking truth to power.

    You oppose a war time President, jackass.

    Sound familiar, chum?

  131. actor212 said,

    September 22, 2009 at 23:03

    Oh, sorry, handy. Practice trolls are always three threads back, you know that.

  132. handy said,

    September 22, 2009 at 23:06

    No sweat. I’m alway several threads back because I forget to hit “Refresh” before deciding to post. A bad habit of mine.

  133. handy said,

    September 22, 2009 at 23:06

    Always, too.

  134. Smut Clyde said,

    September 22, 2009 at 23:07

    Let’s see… “That’s amore” joke… tick. Battered-food joke… tick.
    O tempura! O morays!

  135. a different mikey said,

    September 23, 2009 at 0:08

    I’m glad the Goddam Batman brought up the honey voiced Michael Barone from PRI. Isn’t his show called, excuse me, ‘Pipe Dreams’? Do we know there are two Michael Barone named persons?

  136. Doctorb said,

    September 23, 2009 at 1:25

    You’re missing the point of this article. Imagine him reading it as a speech, right, and every time he has just something incredibly stupid (so, basically every time there’s a punctuation mark) he does a little forward/sideways head tilt with raised eyebrows, occasionally rolling his eyes. It’s actually quite witty.

  137. chimpevil said,

    September 23, 2009 at 3:06

    OK here I am again commenting like a year after the thread’s over, but after reading the constipated shithead’s full of shit thing I just had to say that I listen to a lotta lib talk radio and read several leftie blogs and man I got to tell you, the most blistering–and at the same time most valid and constructive–criticism of Obama that I’ve heard has come from progressives. Hell, read Firedoglake or Digby or Glenzilla, watch Maddow or Cenk Uygur, listen to AAR, and you’ll get thoughtful analysis of what Obama’s doing by people who really care about government and sincerely want the man to CHANGE things like he promised. Whereas the cons form of “dissent” is a lot like having a drunk walk up to you and throw up on your shoes and then get all righteous when you tell him he’s a drunk pig.

  138. chimpevil said,

    September 23, 2009 at 3:08

    Oh and also too, Levi’s article is FUCKING AWESOME!!!

  139. Looch said,

    September 23, 2009 at 4:35

    OK here I am again commenting like a year after the thread’s over

    Here. I’ll post under you. That help?

    And, yes, thank you, Levi, if for nothing more than the image of Sarah Palin in Wal-mart jammies in front of the tube watching consumer porn. Perfect.

  140. actor212 said,

    September 23, 2009 at 16:37

    O tempura! O morays!

    ow

    (which is to say “high praise”)

  141. Another jim said,

    September 23, 2009 at 19:25

    “Ben Shapiro and Chuck Norris, and Thomas Sowell in English, sure, but did you realize he was available in Spanish?),”

    I had no idea Chck Norris was available in English. Or any other form of higher primate communication.

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