May
11

And So It Continues Some More




Posted at 7:00 by Tintin


ABOVE: Andy “The Barebacking* Bear” Sullivan,
aka “PowerGlutes”

Shorter Andrew Sullivan, The Daily Bitch:
The Evolving Politics And Ethics Of The Closet

  • I am completely opposed to outing anti-gay bigots who get caught being gay in airports. However, the sexual orientation of everyone else, including Elena Kagan, is fair game, particularly if there are a bunch of Google searches consisting of that person’s name and “gay,” “fag” or “lesbian.”

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

*Cf. Andy neglects to mention that his statement that he finds “coercive exposure of details of people’s private sex lives to be appalling and cruel” might be based on his own experience rather than on some purely objective policy concern.

625 Comments »

  1. zombie rotten mcdonald said,

    May 11, 2010 at 7:01

    why does Tintin hate us so? Is it the music blather? I will stop, really.

  2. zombie rotten mcdonald said,

    May 11, 2010 at 7:03

    I had to put on galoshes in this thread, also.

  3. Rich2506 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 7:13

    What really interests me about the gay angle is the similarity between that and the religion angle in the 2008 election campaign. It was perfectly okay to comment on the religions of Obama, McCain and even Biden, but mentioning the religion of Palin was a distinct no-no. As a priest explained, her religion is not heretical. Problem is, neither is it an easily-explainable “plain vanilla” variety such as Presbyterianism or Baptism, y’know, stuff that doesn’t require a detailed explanation. Because Palin’s religion is beyond cliches and is more complicated than can be explained in a sentence or two, it became unmentionable.
    This is why mentioning someone’s gender preferences is okay for a woman with a rather butch haircut, but no one ever sought to make an issue of John Roberts and how he gets his jollies. It’s just…well, it’s just too complicated!!!

  4. Whale Chowder said,

    May 11, 2010 at 7:16

    Palin’s religion is beyond cliches…

    What, when did “batshit insane” become “complicated?”

  5. stackozone said,

    May 11, 2010 at 7:33

    Wow… I just watched the Andrew Sullivan interview on the Colbert Report, and what a smarmy, woolly, fucktard he was. He was very insistent that the “Conservatives/Republicans have left HIM, not the other way around.”

  6. M. Bouffant said,

    May 11, 2010 at 7:33

    Does it ever stop?

  7. DocAmazing said,

    May 11, 2010 at 7:36

    Andrew Sullivan could well become a fifth column if he were to ever figure out what the first four columns are.

  8. Spaghetti Lee said,

    May 11, 2010 at 7:37

    particularly if there are a bunch of Google searches consisting of that person’s name and “gay,” “fag” or “lesbian.”

    I think if you look up “self-fulfilling prophecy” in the dictionary, this is what you find. I mean, if she weren’t a bulldyke, why are there so many good honest folks calling her a bulldyke, hmmmm, libs? Blarg blarg.

  9. M. Bouffant said,

    May 11, 2010 at 7:40

    “Conservatives/Republicans have left HIM, not the other way around.”

    Well, yeah, because he is a Rock of Principle & The Timeless Eternal Verities of whichever small-time Limebag political philosopher it is that he worships.

  10. F'in Librul said,

    May 11, 2010 at 7:57

    Fuck a bunch of barebacking Andy Sullivans. I don’t take anything seriously when it comes from admittedly irresponsible and careless people.

  11. Hoosier X said,

    May 11, 2010 at 8:09

    I was just sitting here, wondering who the most evil person in the world is, and no sooner does the President announce his Supreme Court pick, then the Republicans rush forward to tell us!

    Thanks, GOP!

  12. lobbey said,

    May 11, 2010 at 8:34

    ….. just as I was not among those most eager to pounce on Larry Craig….

    what is it with teh gay repubs and lurid metaphors……

  13. lobbey said,

    May 11, 2010 at 8:36

    oh, oh… and

    Does no one have the gumption to just blow it down?

  14. lobbey said,

    May 11, 2010 at 8:43

    but no one ever sought to make an issue of John Roberts and how he gets his jollies.

    I’ve heard its with a large tub of Vaseline, a state troopers uniform, a liter of rye whisky and a dwarf….

  15. Haystack Calhoun said,

    May 11, 2010 at 8:43

    Andrew Sullivan: Bear-Baah King.

  16. justme said,

    May 11, 2010 at 8:51

    but no one ever sought to make an issue of John Roberts and how he gets his jollies. It’s just…well, it’s just too complicated!!!

    To be fair, it is sort of hard to put “Devours small children piecework in front of their mothers, who are interred on devices that would make the Inquisition blush.” in a way that is readily, um, digestible by the general public.

  17. justme said,

    May 11, 2010 at 9:04

    Seriously.

    Motherfucker always looks like he’s about to bust.

    That is one truly scary individual.

  18. Wyatt Watts III said,

    May 11, 2010 at 9:05

    Readers may have noticed that I have barely touched the story of George Rekers, just as I was not among those most eager to pounce on Larry Craig. My core reason is that exposing the complicated lives of people by single acts or humiliating moments is a form of cruelty, and no civil rights movement can or should be built on cruelty to others.

    Jesus. Rekers reportedly made over $100,000 in Florida trying to prevent gay couples from adopting the kids they’d been raising (Rekers even suggested that kids who had been raised by same-sex parents for ten years should be stripped from their homes and handed over to new, hetero-parents). And Rekers reportedly made at least $60,000 in Arkansas, slandering gays and lesbians as irresponsible drunks and sluts who can’t be trusted to raise children since they might abuse or molest them.

    And Andy’s worried about “cruelty” toward Rekers? Jesus F*ckin’ Christ on a pogo stick.

    Meanwhile, Kagan, who’s called Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell “a profound wrong—a moral injustice of the first order” (though her stance on same-sex marriage is admittedly more iffy) is fair game to “out” whether she wants it or not?

    So Andy feels it’s “cruel” to “out” people who viciously attack the gay community, but it’s open season on people who have been supportive and , at worst, have been vague about gay rights?

    Talk about a wide stance.

  19. justme said,

    May 11, 2010 at 9:09

    And speaking of scary, I’m sure you all have batted this pinata around already, but I thought I’d toss it back up for one more go.

    Just, whoa.

  20. N__B said,

    May 11, 2010 at 11:43

    I’m sure you all have batted this pinata around already, but I thought I’d toss it back up for one more go.

    It’s only a matter of time before some Maine GOPer is found in a compromising position with an underage lobster, a plastic bib, and some drawn butter.

  21. owlbear1 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 12:00

    Dear Andy, Limpy, Blechy, et al.

    What makes you fucks think you deserve an answer about her “sexual preferences”?

  22. smut clyde said,

    May 11, 2010 at 12:17

    A search for “self-fulfilling prophecy” + elena + kagan received 1680 Ghits. If the number is higher next time I search, this will prove something and provide me with the subject for a blogpost.

  23. Krassen said,

    May 11, 2010 at 12:25

    Oh, OK then, if we are going to ask question based on how one looks, then
    hopefully someone will ask Romney about his kiddie porn collection…

  24. Ted the Slacker said,

    May 11, 2010 at 12:36

    Talk about a wide stance.

    Excellent post, Mr Watts.

    One other point I find troubling is the notion that we should assume Rekers’ rentboy expedition was a “single act”. I mean, call me suspicious, but spending large on a rentboy to go with you on a vacation strikes me as being pretty deep into teh ghey, and not some one-off experimentation.

    And Larry Craig, right… he just happened to know exactly which stall to use in which airport and this was all a wierd coincidenk, the first time evah Larry’s wide stance copped a nudge? Remarkable.

    Sully, generally, still a douche. I know he’s popular as a “reasonable conservative”, but he’s never come close to apologizing for the vicious propagandizing he went into after 9/11. Didn’t know the guy before then, but boy he stunk up the internets something nasty until he realized Bush was a criminal fuck-up.

  25. kingubu said,

    May 11, 2010 at 13:00

    Did you ever meet someone who seemed refreshingly unconventional until you talked to them for more than five minutes and realized they were actually just crazier than a shithouse rat? I get that same slow-dawning horror every time I read one of Sully’s columns.

  26. Ted the Slacker said,

    May 11, 2010 at 13:02

    In other news, we closed all woronterra secret prisons?

    Sadly – and very regretably – no.

  27. Lurking Canadian said,

    May 11, 2010 at 13:02

    I will reiterate my position that I think it was a mistake for the White House to say, “No, she isn’t” when asked about Kagan’s sexuality instead of “You’d have to ask Justice Kagan” or (my preference) “None of your damned business”.

    Because the White House said “No”, the bigots get to act all high-minded and wrap themselves in concern troll, “Look, WE aren’t saying there’s anything wrong with it, but why are the White House denying it? See THEY’RE the bigots, not us!”

    And, of course, you just know Scaife has private investigators scouring every place Justice Kagan ever spent a night. After the White House said “No”, if they can find just one woman who’ll say she and Elena once got together, that’s the ballgame.

  28. Arky said,

    May 11, 2010 at 13:03

    Here’s what I don’t get about the “Be nice to the big ugly bigot because he denies fucking a guy (even though it’s pretty damn obvious he fucks guys)” thing:

    Through out history there have been plenty of BUBs who have been willing to get their jollies with the objects of their bigotry. I mean, if a cross burning yahoo frequents black prostitutes no one is going to say “Awwww, maybe he’s just spouting all of that racist crap because he’s CONFUSED.”

    Why do the Rekers and the Haggards and the Craigs and the Allens &c get a different treatment? I mean, I’m sure it wouldn’t shock anyone (except Sully) to know that some dudes get off on things they know would shock their neighbors and the thought that a) The neighbors would be shocked and b) They’re too clever to ever get caught, is 55-60% of the fun. The thought that the person they’re fucking is a disgusting piece of crap who will go straight to hell is another 10%.

    Fuck them, fuck Sully.

    And really, fuck you for inflicting that picture of your dad on the innocent world so damn early morning.

  29. Jack Elam said,

    May 11, 2010 at 13:09

    I am going to start advocating a full-scale nuclear war with Belgium if you don’t quit it.

  30. Cerberus said,

    May 11, 2010 at 13:10

    I fully believe Sully on his “I didn’t leave the party, it left me”.

    Why?

    Because he is such a pathetic fanboy for the authoritarian impulses of conservatism, desperately cooing in its ear that he’ll do anything to please them and gladly jumps into every one of their frames like an old pro and a true believer.

    It is only the nakedly obvious homophobia and a lingering particle of shame that makes him fall into that “last ‘reasonable conservative’” slot and be dragged kicking and screaming into barely supporting the light.

    He is a conservative at heart and the second he can reconcile the dissonance needed to lapse back into a deluded state he will do so.

    In the meantime, I’m consistently baffled when people quote him favorably. He’s slime and his opinions on most everything (and especially queer issues) is complete shit shone through a prism of narcissism first and foremost.

    But then, I’m also baffled at how the obviously racist John Avarosis has somehow become the de facto “leader” of the online gay community, so maybe it’s something in the water.

  31. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 13:28

    That picture…so wrong.

    Hey I thought Sullivan was supposed to one of those sensible conservatives.

  32. J— said,

    May 11, 2010 at 13:30

    Sullivan:

    Google reveals all.

    Ah, yes.

  33. N__B said,

    May 11, 2010 at 13:31

    A search for “self-fulfilling prophecy” + elena + kagan

    turned up the strangest gypsy masturbation pr0n the world has ever seen.

  34. H. Rumbold, Master Barber said,

    May 11, 2010 at 13:54

    Hot hermaphrodite Nostradamus action!

  35. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 13:56

    God damn you, Tintin. God damn you to HELL.

  36. N__B said,

    May 11, 2010 at 14:06

    God damn you, Tintin.

    Given Tintin’s LIFESTYLE CHOICE that picture probably hurts him as much as it hurts you.

    Me, it just reminds me why I prefer the wimmens.

  37. M. Bouffant said,

    May 11, 2010 at 14:09

    The only icky thing about the picture is the smug expression on that fat slob’s face.

    Now Stacy McC. one back, well …

  38. smedley said,

    May 11, 2010 at 14:24

    I’m still waiting on a Tintin “portrait” of George Will. May I suggest something by Gainesborough? Perhaps “The Blue Boy?”

  39. Ted the Slacker said,

    May 11, 2010 at 14:32

    I’m waiting to see who gets photoshopped onto this.

    NSFW, maybe? Well it’s art, so who knows.

  40. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 14:35

    Oh, Sully. You’d better check your skirt–your misogyny is showing again.

  41. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 14:35

    Jesus’ tits! Is there a way to block a photo on a page? I mean, for computer retards like me?

  42. N__B said,

    May 11, 2010 at 14:38

    Jesus’ tits! Is there a way to block a photo on a page? I mean, for computer retards like me?

    Post-its on the screen. Or possibly pos-tits.

  43. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 14:40

    But it’s a moving target! AAAAAH!

    I may have to switch to Firefox.

    Given Tintin’s LIFESTYLE CHOICE that picture probably hurts him as much as it hurts you.

    I saw a con douchebag ask about Kagan’s “lifestyle and sexual appetites” on Twitter yesterday. “Sexual appetites”? WTF?

  44. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 14:40

    Sullivan:

    I have barely touched the story of George Rekers

    I’m no wordsmith but one thing’s for sure: I wouldn’t have written that sentence. And because of this wording, I think Sully has touched it*.

    *Yep

  45. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 14:41

    I feexed it! YAY!

  46. N__B said,

    May 11, 2010 at 14:44

    I saw a con douchebag ask about Kagan’s “lifestyle and sexual appetites” on Twitter yesterday.

    Conducting the entire senate hearing on Twit might improve it. Fewer 15-minute-long yes-or-no questions. Fewer hyphens, too.

  47. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 14:45

    And speaking of scary, I’m sure you all have batted this pinata around already, but I thought I’d toss it back up for one more go

    Hey, justme, what that pinata all about?

  48. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    May 11, 2010 at 14:52

    …what that pinata all about?

    Pure distilled tenther teabaggery, now in Manifesto format. You have nothing to lose but the chains of civilized society!

  49. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 14:54

    Pure distilled tenther teabaggery, now in Manifesto format.

    Eeesh… I didn’t know what I was reading. It doesn’t really make sense. All I got out of it was “we don’t like tyranny so we’re going to inflict some others.”

  50. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 14:54

    Conducting the entire senate hearing on Twit might improve it.

    Actually, it probably would!

  51. kate said,

    May 11, 2010 at 14:54

    Andy explains when speaking of bathroom toe-tappers, homo-hating homo escort buyers and pursuers of underage public pages when they get discovered: “My core reason [for not supporting said outing/discovery] is that exposing the complicated lives of people by single acts or humiliating moments is a form of cruelty, and no civil rights movement can or should be built on cruelty to others.” Because apparently, the victims of the hatred they spew toward their gay brethren and the trauma of those they exploit isn’t so cruel after all?

    Well maybe Andy can explain himself, lets see: “If there were no openly gay public figures or officials and a justice’s sexual orientation would make it impossible for her to be confirmed, it would be another. But when every aspect of someone’s life is for public view except for one, and when that one aspect is as pertinent to a person’s life experience as ethnicity or gender or religion or family, then I am not required to uphold a double standard I do not share, and which, in fact, I find to be riddled with prejudice.”

    Oh, I see, so because there are so many shameless ninny-fairies running around these days, demanding our full attention we can’t be helped to out someone else just simply because, especially when that because is that they are running around in full public view and not announcing their sexual orientation.

    When gay adults don’t wear a sign around their necks announcing their gayness, they must be outed immediately for the purposes of justice. But when gay adults deny their gayness to everyone including their wives, husbands and family dog, but practice in private while pretending they don’t practice such which then allows them to simultaneously exploit the power that comes with oppressing people based on their sexual orientation and the people they privately play with, we must turn our backs, cover our eyes and allow that to continue in the name of justice.

    Is Larry sleeping over at Andy’s place these days? Is he running some kind of C Street for closeted, conservative homosexual men? Inquiring minds want to know and we need to investigate pronto, in the name of justice and everything that is right and sensible.

  52. OTB said,

    May 11, 2010 at 15:01

    Considering that Sullivan is the MSM’s MOST POPULAR BLOGGER, bar none, the go-to guy for every Beltway/Times Square hack (because he’s their imaginary “gay friend”), it’s pretty nice to see some pockets of Sully hatred still thriving on the ‘nets, because Sully is an absolutely loathsome sociopathic bootlicking coward–

    Oh wait. I think I just answered my own question about why the MSM loves him so.

    And I didn’t see any of you commenters above who “get it,” to use Sullyspeak: he’s getting on his anti-Kagan horse and starting the sexual inquisition BECAUSE SHE’S AN UNATTRACTIVE WOMAN. Don’t you get it by now? Sure, Rekers is the very visual definition of a tree-jumper, but Sully can feel *some* sexual warmth toward him, so he’s “off-limits”. Kagan, otoh, truly looks like the thing the tree itself fell onto, so she’s “evil” in Sully’s warped, psychotic mind.

    Keep it up, Tintin!

  53. kate said,

    May 11, 2010 at 15:01

    Actually I saw Andy on the Colbert Report and I almost fell out of my chair. He is the spitting image of a guy we hired for years for laboring and roofing work.

    But our guy Ronnie doesn’t have many teeth and some might claim, not as many brains either. But I beg to differ.

    Ronnie wouldn’t take a straight line and tangle it all up just so he can claim he did something useful that day.

  54. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    May 11, 2010 at 15:08

    Inquiring minds want to know and we need to investigate pronto, in the name of justice and everything that is right and sensible.

    That would be totally wrong. Unless of course a Google search indicates that at least someone thinks that Sully enables pedophiles.

  55. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    May 11, 2010 at 15:11

    Apologies. Got Larry Craig mixed up with Mark Foley, it’s hard to keep your Republican sex scandals organized without some sort of chart or something. And perhaps the word pederast is more apropos than pedophile.

  56. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 15:17

    Always. Trust. The. Shorter.™

    He never forgave that Signorile fellow for outing all his friends, did he?

  57. Ted the Slacker said,

    May 11, 2010 at 15:19

    it’s hard to keep your Republican sex scandals organized without some sort of chart or something.

    How about a wetsuit index?

  58. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 15:19

    Andrew Sullivan could well become a fifth column

    VPR

  59. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 15:20

    it’s hard to keep your Republican sex scandals organized without some sort of chart or something.

    I think one exists, but I ain’t googling it.

  60. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 15:22

    Y’know, I wonder…would Sully hold the same opinion if we substituted “Catholic” for “gay”….go ahead, I’ll wait….dumdedumdedum…finished yet? OK.

    If we substituted “Catholic” for “gay” and started outting, say, fundamentalist Baptist-type people who made mockery of Papists while secretly accepting eucharists and indulgences, I think Sully might get the point. Finally.

  61. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    May 11, 2010 at 15:24

    I think one exists, but I ain’t googling it.

    The spectre of Rule 34 keeps all our searches Moderately Safe On.

  62. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 15:27

    If we substituted “Catholic” for “gay” and started outting, say, fundamentalist Baptist-type people who made mockery of Papists while secretly accepting eucharists and indulgences, I think Sully might get the point.

    It depends on if we’re talking about chicks or dudes.

  63. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 15:29

    I think Sully might get the point.

    Really? I don’t think that’s possible. For this maron to not mention the Rekers/ luggage carrier explosion because Rekers is conservative that would be akin to ridicule but demands to have the answer he wants about Kagan’s preferences makes me want to whips something*.

    I did a google search. Sullivan + Lindsey Graham = HOTHOTHOT!

    *VSNMR

  64. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 15:32

    Meantime, if Sullivan really cared about the conservative cause he would be arguing that she’s a woman and that’s all we need to stop this gey confirmation hearing.

  65. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 15:32

    It depends on if we’re talking about chicks or dudes.

    Or nun of the above.

  66. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 15:33

    I learned to keep the moderate safe filter on when I did a search for “Persian kittens”

  67. smedley said,

    May 11, 2010 at 15:33

    “The spectre of Rule 34 keeps all our searches Moderately Safe On.”

    Rule 34 in a Sully post? DO NOT WANT!!!

  68. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 15:34

    Or nun of the above.

    Jason Priestly?

  69. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 15:35

    I learned to keep the moderate safe filter on when I did a search for “Persian kittens”

    Page 1, page 2, page 3, page 4…you did this just to yank my chain, didn’t you?…page 5, page 6, page 7, pag– Oh my…

  70. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 15:36

    Jason Priestly?

    Judas Priest, more like it.

  71. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 15:38

    Rule 34 in a Sully post? DO NOT WANT!!!

    It can’t be more horrifying than that photo…

  72. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 15:40

    I told ya, actor.

  73. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 15:42

    How did they get those kittens to do that in single file?

  74. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 15:45

    How did they get those kittens to do that in single file?

    Catnip?

  75. smedley said,

    May 11, 2010 at 15:46

    “Rule 34 in a Sully post? DO NOT WANT!!!

    It can’t be more horrifying than that photo…”

    NSFW doesn’t begin to cover the range of possibilities in the perverted world of the internet.

  76. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    May 11, 2010 at 15:49

    That Maine GOP thing. It’s so full of stupid that I think it actually can’t be mocked. The thing makes General Ripper and his constant vigil over his precious bodily fluids seem downright rational.

    There’s nowhere to start on the thing, every single sentence is crazier and more batshit insane than the last – no matter what order you read them in.

    i.e. Section V, item i. is “Drill Baby Drill”. In a plan to aggresively pursue energy independance these fuckwits want to go after oil, gas, coal and nukes. In Maine. Do these fucktards even live in Maine? There’s all sorts of ways to tear this apart – no mention of hydroelectric power, no consideration of what offshore drilling might mean for Maine’s fisheries, no understanding that Maine doesn’t have significant oil and gas reserves. You could rip this apart twelve ways from Sunday.

    But then you read item j.

    Institute Zero based budgeting on all programs.

    I… I… Ah fuck.

  77. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 15:53

    See what happens when you nominate a possible lezbo to the Supreme Court?!

  78. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 15:54

    See what happens when you nominate a possible lezbo to the Supreme Court?!

    THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS!!!

  79. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 15:55

    DKW,

    I’m a fan of sec. II. b. which states:

    Reassert the principle that “Freedom of Religion” does not mean “freedom from religion”.

    How does someone write that thinking, “this makes perfect sense”?

  80. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:01

    HAHAHAH! This Tea Party Manifesto has mangoes the size of Geo Metros:

    Defeat Cap and Trade, investigate collusion between government and industry in the global warming myth, and prosecute any illegal collusion.

    Science: The Collusion of the Laws of Nature and the US Government.

  81. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:05

    I’m a fan of sec. II. b.

    or not II. b.

    Unfortunately III. is just boilerplate Defense of Marriage, Homeschooling and No Abortions, i.e. the classic standbys. Hard to get shocked at it. I suppose you could start off by pointing out how stupid II. b. is, unless you read into IV.

    IV. a. is about how Osama bin Laden should be shaping US foreign policy. Srsly, I had to google Feb 23, 1998 to know what they were talking about – but apparently it’s a day that will live on in infamy. And explains why the US needs to kill all Muslims everywhere. Which is crazy in the sheer depth of inhumanity and psychosis it displays, but it’s “understandable” crazy as a whole lot of rational people were gripped by in the months following September 2001.

    IV. b. is about sealing the borders as the prime directive of the Federal Government (to be done with Zero budget). In Maine. It’s fucking Maine! Them dirty Quebecois aren’t sneaking across teh border except to buy your cheap cigarettes.

  82. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:05

    Catnip?

    It’s possible, but I’ve never seen a cat walk in heels before.

  83. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:05

    Damn, those people are fascists.

  84. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:09

    It’s possible, but I’ve never seen a cat walk in heels before.

    Kitten heels?

  85. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:11

    Uhoh, it’s getting crazier…emphasis added for my own delight.

    Clarify that healthcare is not a right. It is a service. As a compassionate society we will aid those in need. However, the government takeover of healthcare is not only unconstitutional, but detrimental to the entire healthcare system.

    So, we’re compassionate about what exactly? Determining who should live and die? That’s refreshing. Also, hasn’t the talking point of “the gov’t takeover of health” been debunked? FURTHER, isn’t our current healthcare system detrimental to the entire country?! Meanwhile, the way I read the Constitution (by actually reading it) the gov’t should help the general welfare.

    These people really do not give a sh!t about anyone but themselves and have no qualms about shoving it down your throat.

  86. sparkletits said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:12

    Who cares if Kagan is a lesbian or not? The real problem is her Gold Man-sacks apologism.

  87. tigris said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:16

    “I have always found the coercive exposure of details of people’s private sex lives to be appalling and cruel…. But when every aspect of someone’s life is for public view except for one, and when that one aspect is as pertinent to a person’s life experience as ethnicity or gender or religion or family, then I am not required to uphold a double standard I do not share…”

    Well, yeah, no one REQUIRES you to uphold this double standard.

  88. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:18

    As a compassionate society we will aid those in need.

    Corporate CEO who will miss his quarterly numbers and lose his private jet? Him we’ll give the world to just for asking.

    Kid missing his measles injection, thus potentially creating an epidemic? Sit down and shut up.

  89. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:18

    IV. a. is about how Osama bin Laden should be shaping US foreign policy.

    That should be easy with Zero budget! It must be difficult going through each day trying to combat stupidity with stupidity. I’d bet these folks have difficulty ordering breakfast.

  90. kc said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:20

    Has Andrew Sullivan ever apologized for pre-invasion warmongering beware-the-traitors-among-us posts? If not, then fuck him.

  91. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:20

    I’d bet these folks have difficulty ordering breakfast.

    Hey! Some of us have food allergies. And we’re indecisive! Don’t lump us in with those assholes.

  92. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:21

    Kitten heels?

    Nah uh. Kitten heels (Possibly NSFW)

  93. Brandi said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:21

    Kid missing his measles injection, thus potentially creating an epidemic? Sit down and shut up.

    Too bad Gene Tierney isn’t around to slap some sense into these people.

  94. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:22

    As a compassionate society we will aid those in need.

    That’s exactly what I was thinking, actor. The egregious theft by the government that prevents people from making mounds of cash off people’s illness must be stopped! I mean, they said it themselves, they “recognize the sanctity of live which includes the unborn” but excludes the ugly, pesky, poor sick people. YUCK!

  95. kate said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:22

    Alright guys, I ran all over the room and couldn’t find this Tea-Gag maneefesto you all keep quoting.

    Can you hand me a link please? I mean bogarting is like rude and shit and i don like bein on de ouside.

  96. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:22

    I’d bet these folks have difficulty ordering breakfast.

    Me have eggs and hat, heavy on the thirty weight, please.

  97. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:23

    Has Andrew Sullivan ever apologized for pre-invasion warmongering beware-the-traitors-among-us posts

    Oooh! kc, if you have a second and find that link, I would love to read them.

  98. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:23

    kc — http://www.mainepolitics.net/sites/default/files/Maine_GOP_platform.pdf

  99. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:24

    Too bad Gene Tierney isn’t around to slap some sense into these people.

    Well played, Brandi. Martini?

  100. The Goddamn Batman Just Has To Say That The Proliferation Of Nude, Semi-Nude and Toilet-Based Illustrations On This Blog In The Last Few Days Really Kinda Squicks Him Out said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:25

    Who the fuck really cares what Andy has to say on anything any more? This is the same guy who devoted seemingly endless blog posts to the notion that Sarah Palin’s last kid was actually her daughter’s. I eventually came to the conclusion that he was angling for a spot on Coast to Coast AM.

  101. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:25

    The real problem is her Gold Man-sacks apologism.

    I’m actually more concerned about her view of Executive Power and Battlefield Law and what her favourite Indigo Girls song is.

  102. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:27

    http://www.mainepolitics.net/sites/default/files/Maine_GOP_platform.pdf

    I love how they’re all Tenth Amendment and shit but when it comes to stuff the Fed HAS jursidiction over, like treaties, they’re all like “No no! We must not abide by those!”

    Assholes.

  103. kc said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:28

    Esteev, I can look for links to originals later, but here’s a starting point:

    http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2001/10/20/sullivan

  104. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:28

    what her favourite Indigo Girls song is

    I think it’s “Shed Your Skin”.. yep def lezbitron.

  105. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:28

    I love how they’re all Tenth Amendment and shit but when it comes to stuff the Fed HAS jursidiction over, like treaties, they’re all like “No no! We must not abide by those!”

    NO THE CONSTITUTION SAYS WHAT I WANT IT TO SAY!

  106. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:31

    what her favourite Indigo Girls song is

    No, wait, it’s :”I Don’t Wanna Talk About It”… even more damning evidence.

  107. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:31

    Thanks kc. That may be enough.

  108. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:36

    So far, while there’s been rumbles on the right wing nutshop about Lezilla here, the Senators seem to be fairly polite about her, questioning her experience.

    I mean, you know, they can’t just say “She’s acceptable” and have to find some fault.

    So the question I have is, what bombshell are they sitting on or do they think they’re sitting on?

  109. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:37

    The mangoes are coming from inside the boat!!!!

  110. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:38

    And all that righteous venting about illegal immigrants and how Maine is a Sanctuary State. Maine. Where do these Tea Party Republicans live?

    Because it ain’t Maine.

  111. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:39

    So the question I have is, what bombshell are they sitting on or do they think they’re sitting on?

    There is none. She’s exactly what they want but have to appear as if they don’t appease the whatever-Obummer-does-can’t-be-right crowd.

  112. Lurking Canadian said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:41

    So, we’re compassionate about what exactly? Determining who should live and die?

    Well, yes, obviously. “People should pay for the service, but we’ll support people in need” is code for “I am happy contribute to a charity that helps the poor and sick I believe to be deserving when I have the money, but I’ll be damned if I’ll help THOSE people”.

  113. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:41

    She’s exactly what they want but have to appear as if they don’t appease the whatever-Obummer-does-can’t-be-right crowd.

    Personally, I hope that’s the meme they’re running with, so that they all face hostile backlash when the elections come and they rubber stamp her.

  114. kate said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:48

    Dragon, I live in NH, so may have some ability to comment on this, even though unlike the Power-Nocular Sarah, I cannot see Lewiston from my bedroom window, I know that Lewiston has enjoyed one of the country’s largest influx of Somali refugees in the last decade.

    So much so that the little downeasterners there have started to complain a bit.

    Because, like Manchester NH where I live, Lewiston is a Refugee Sanctuary site or something like that. Legal refugees have been flooding in.

    But they are dark skinned and what’s worse, they are by and large MOOSLIM.

    The women wear cool-looking clothes though and go to the farmer’s market and carry their purchases home on their heads, which is kinda neat. And there are at least four or five African and Arab based markets where you can get beautiful fabrics, hookas, coffee sets, fresh goat and an abundance of exotic spices and stuff.

    People complain of seeing children peeing in public (the young boys) until instructed not to, of tolerating filth to an un-American degree and not understanding domestic violence laws very well.

  115. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:48

    I hope that’s the meme they’re running with, so that they all face hostile backlash when the elections come and they rubber stamp her.

    Well, the people who are really going to dig in do it because it’s what their constituents want. Don’t forget that a full 25-30% of this country is Teh Crazee, and they’re all concentrated in certain areas.

  116. kate said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:53

    Thank you Esteev and Actor.

    Do they run their convention simultaneously with the UFO sightings crowd? You know the Roswell people?

    I think this is a funding source they shouldn’t pass up and could give them some credibility too.

  117. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:57

    Do they run their convention simultaneously with the UFO sightings crowd? You know the Roswell people?

    *tearing up draft of Book Five of my alien invasion trilogy*

    Fuck.

  118. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    May 11, 2010 at 16:58

    Thanks kate, I kinda forgot that in Tea Party World the label “illegal immigrant” doesn’t have anything to do with legal status or documentation, it means “brown folk”.

    I did some very shallow reading about Lewiston and the Somali/Bantu refugee wave. Apparently, at least one of those refugees is running for the Teatards. That there is some stranger than fiction thing.

  119. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:00

    at least one of those refugees is running for the Teatards.

    LOLWUT?

    We actually have a few Somalis here. It’s always fun to see the wingnut lady who reads Rush Limbaugh and prays the Rosary on the bus freak the fuck out when they board.

  120. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:09

    Apparently, at least one of those refugees is running for the Teatards

    The article says he’s running as a Democrat and his platform seems to be fairly liberal.

  121. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:11

    at least one of those refugees is running for the Teatards.

    Dollars to donuts says he’s running on a “family values/patriarchy” platform. St00pid Abrahamic fundies!

  122. smedley said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:12

    “NO THE CONSTITUTION SAYS WHAT I WANT IT TO SAY!”

    There is a constant thread running through the news these days, and that is these assholes really do not know what the Constitution actually says. From the Arizona immigration law to their whining about Mirandizing American citizens. Of the Bill of Rights, I think only the Second and Tenth would get a majority vote in America today. The Fourth and Fifth would be soundly defeated. Is this the fault of our educational systems or the media?

  123. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:12

    The article says he’s running as a Democrat and his platform seems to be fairly liberal.

    Sprinkles, anyone?

  124. kate said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:12

    Thanks Dragon, actually I’m not surprised at least about the political activity of the Somali you highlighted or his affiliation. Africans have a hard time digesting or really understanding the depth of the social bigotry here in the states. I remember working on a non-profit board with a Mali woman who admonished African Americans to just “get over it” when they talked about racism in this country, she was just tired of hearing about it already.

    Which is living proof enough, as if ever needed, that racism as we Americans know it is a construction unique to our culture and based solely on our early socio-economic development.

    The African immigrants here in Manchester are very proudly active (the men only of course) in politics and social activism — on a liberal/democratic end that is and eat educational opportunities for breakfast.

  125. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:16

    It’s always fun to see the wingnut lady who reads Rush Limbaugh and prays the Rosary on the bus freak the fuck out when they board.

    None of these people would survive in NYC. You know, the place that actually has legitimate concern for another attack.But it’s the the middle of the country that is Super Scared of the Brown Menace (not PooP).

  126. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:16

    The article says he’s running as a Democrat and his platform seems to be fairly liberal.

    I should have known better than to trust DKW. I don’t trust his mom ever since I made the mistake of paying up front.

  127. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:18

    Is this the fault of our educational systems or the media?

    The media is at fault for 90% of what is happening right now. Can you name five authentic journalists that help our current level of “discourse”? They all seem to be the middleman between the Lies and the Public.

  128. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:19

    None of these people would survive in NYC. You know, the place that actually has legitimate concern for another attack.But it’s the the middle of the country that is Super Scared of the Brown Menace (not PooP).

    It really pisses me off, because she prints out her shitty Rush Limbaugh shit at the library, occupying a computer in a PUBLICLY FUNDED SPACE, rides the PUBLICLY FUNDED BUS, and has the audacity to take Rush seriously. We have new buses; when I’m on one with her, I’m going to point out that they were paid for with stimulus money and see what she has to say to that.

    Also, constantly praying in public is tacky and unnecessary, even if there are brown people on the bus.

  129. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:20

    Is this the fault of our educational systems or the media?

    Both!

    It behooves the powerful to keep us dumb.

  130. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:22

    Oh, I should mention that she prints it at the law library on campus (I see her coming out of there every day). I have a feeling there are too many of “those types” at the public library…

  131. Citizen_X said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:22

    The women wear cool-looking clothes though and go to the farmer’s market and carry their purchases home on their heads, which is kinda neat. And there are at least four or five African and Arab based markets where you can get beautiful fabrics, hookas, coffee sets, fresh goat and an abundance of exotic spices and stuff.

    Whut tha hell…This here’s Amurica…THAT AIN’T RIGHT AN AH AIN’T HAVIN IT!

    And here’s the original post from Maine Politics, where you can see the Repubs voting the platform in by a huge margin, and all said geezers immediately commence a-whoopin-and-a-hollerin.

    Finally, somebody out there in GOP-land is catching up to the crazy level of the Texas Republican Platform.

  132. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:22

    OK, this guy, who is mentioned in the article but not really discussed, is running as a Republican, but his platform doesn’t seem to really talk about Teatard issues, standard northeastern Republican boilerplate issues.

  133. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:23

    I don’t trust his mom ever since I made the mistake of paying up front.

    T&U’s been nymjacked by Elena Kagan!

  134. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:24

    Also, constantly praying in public is tacky and unnecessary, even if there are brown people on the bus.

    Wasn;t some Muslim (as well as some Orthodox Jews) recently prevented from praying on an airplane because it constituted an uncomfortable situation for passengers who were concerned it was the prelude to a hijacking?

    maybe next time her rosary comes out, you should stand up and scream “BOMBER!”

  135. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:28

    maybe next time her rosary comes out, you should stand up and scream “BOMBER!”

    Be sure to get your story straight for the evening news.

  136. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:29

    Also, constantly praying in public is tacky and unnecessary, even if there are brown people on the bus.

    Yeah, this lefty loon would agree with you 100%.

    You should point this out to her.

  137. Elena Kagan said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:30

    T&U’s been nymjacked by Elena Kagan!

    Okay, you got me. I pitch on the softball team, if you know what I mean.

  138. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:32

    Regarding Maine’s teabagging, Senators Snowe and Collins must be shitting bricks just about now.

    Go Teabaggers, Go!

  139. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:34

    I pitch on the softball team

    Throw a spitter, huh?

  140. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:34

    Wasn;t some Muslim (as well as some Orthodox Jews) recently prevented from praying on an airplane because it constituted an uncomfortable situation for passengers who were concerned it was the prelude to a hijacking?

    maybe next time her rosary comes out, you should stand up and scream “BOMBER!”

    I have a feeling that would cause me a little more trouble than it would cause her…I feel bad hating her, because she’s this teeny tiny little old lady, but goddamn, she’s an asshole.

    this lefty loon would agree with you 100%.

    I was just thinking about that. I don’t mind public prayer in general if it’s a tenant of your faith and you’re not a dick about it, but if you’re a Christian and you’re praying in public during anything besides a fucking disaster, I’m going to think you’re just showing off. Maybe she just wants to get all her prayers out of the way before dinner? I mean, I check my email on the bus…

  141. Elena Kagan said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:35

    I pitch on the softball team

    Throw a spitter, huh?

    Right over the mound.

  142. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:35

    Thanks a212 for protecting me against T&U’s vile slurs and slanders.

    Badr Sharif is running on tough on crime and no to outsourcing. As a GOPMainer. So I guess he’s also running on repealing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. And tax cuts on Moxie.

  143. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:36

    I feel bad hating her, because she’s this teeny tiny little old lady, but goddamn, she’s an asshole.

    Maybe you should go out of your way to talk with the person who’s creating the fear in this woman. Maybe if she sees one of her own kind socializing and communicating with the big scary brown person, she’ll calm down.

  144. Elena Kagan said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:36

    You want to know why I didn’t hire too many women at Harvard? Well because I didn’t want the four that I did hire going anywhere…but down.

  145. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:37

    And tax cuts on Moxie.

    But that’s not a sugared soft drink!

  146. kate said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:37

    “Oh, I should mention that she prints it at the law library on campus (I see her coming out of there every day). I have a feeling there are too many of “those types” at the public library…

    loard a mighty, now that’s some powerful irony and I don’t mean the irony of DKW’s ma shorting you on services while gladly giving me a freebie, because you know, I spoke nice about her son.

    There ain’t nuthin like motherly love.

    Now if you all will excuse me, I was invited to lunch with the commoners at the local Chineez Boofeh and I’ma goin’ cuz I don haveto pay and ima hankerin for sum sooshee

    see y’all later.

    As for Maine, Portland weeps.

  147. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:38

    Maybe if she sees one of her own kind socializing and communicating with the big scary brown person, she’ll calm down.

    APPEASER! UNaMERICAN! TERUREST!

  148. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:38

    DKW, dude, if your mom is going to start doubling her client base, I’m going to start demanding a discount. I paid a premium for front-of-the-line elitist treatment!

  149. Elena Kagan said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:39

    Maybe if she sees one of her own kind socializing and communicating with the big scary brown person, she’ll calm down.

    Me? Talk to people? STRANGERS??? No way.

    Actually, there’s a 20-year-old kid who rides the bus from time to time who was shot in a gang fight and is paralyzed from the waist down. (So depressing). He and I have talked a few times (he always wants to talk about love), but, you know, he’s in a wheelchair, so he can’t be that scary.

  150. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:39

    OT, but the Death Dealer finally came for Frank Frazetta.

    Dudes with airbrushed vans hang their mulleted heads in mouring.

  151. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:40

    Dammit, Elena! Stop taking over my account!

  152. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:41

    He and I have talked a few times (he always wants to talk about love)

    Even in a wheelchair, he’s still horny.

    You must be some biscuit.

  153. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:42

    OT, but the Death Dealer finally came for Frank Frazetta.

    NNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

    Who will paint my Vampirellamobile????????????????

  154. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:42

    But that’s not a sugared soft drink!

    Damn right, it’s a lifestyle! I still have the remnants of a twelve-pack that I ration out sparingly until my next Maine trip.

  155. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:43

    I still have the remnants of a twelve-pack that I ration out sparingly until my next Maine trip.

    I had a clogged drain. It worked miracles.

  156. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:44

    Who will paint my Vampirellamobile????????????????

    You’ll have to settle for Boris Vallejo.

  157. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:45

    I paid a premium for front-of-the-line elitist treatment!

    Yeah, well your mom doesn’t even charge a premium for back-of-the-line treatment, if you know what I mean and I think you do(but I’ll tell you it’s sodomy in case you didn’t).

  158. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:46

    Even in a wheelchair, he’s still horny.

    You must be some biscuit.

    Aw, he just wants my advice on how to find a nice lady!

    Okay, you’re right. He said my husband didn’t treat me right because he doesn’t pick me up from work. I believe he complimented me in some other way that vaguely referenced my ass, but I pretended not to notice. I do have to admire the balls of someone who will hit on a lady with a bag of his urine clearly visible.

  159. bay of arizona said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:46

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero-based_budgeting
    It is a semi-useful concept, though in terms of actual impact it is like that ephemeral “waste, fraud and abuse.”

    I love Sully’s quote about his dream world, something like abortion completely banned and equal rights for gays.

    Same for every conservative, who always make an exception if something affects them personally but don’t care about others. It makes the gaytriot look principled.

  160. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:47

    You’ll have to settle for Boris Vallejo.

    Frazetta got her nipples just right.

  161. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:48

    I do have to admire the balls of someone who will hit on a lady with a bag of his urine clearly visible.

    Well, if you met me on a Friday night…

  162. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:48

    your mom doesn’t even charge a premium for back-of-the-line treatment

    That’s what I’m talking about! My mom makes it up on volume.

  163. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:49

    It is a semi-useful concept, though in terms of actual impact it is like that ephemeral “waste, fraud and abuse.”

    I’m surprised Republicans are trotting this out, since it was Jimmy Carter who introduced the concept at the Federal level.

  164. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:50

    Same for every conservative, who always make an exception if something affects them personally but don’t care about others.

    LoL! Yep, nothing like campaigning against gov’t intrusion while making the government force women to view a sonogram of their unborn child, or making certain ethnic groups prove citizenship, or forcing religion on those who don’t want it, or not allowing certain people to get married because it’s iky, or compassionately let people die because they don’t have health care.

    How you can what I just wrote and still call yourself Republican an American is beyond me.

  165. smedley said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:51

    “That’s what I’m talking about! My mom makes it up on volume”

    Sorry, but a 1000 X $0.00 is still zero.

  166. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:51

    *how you can read what I just wrote….

    I’ve been forgetting words all today.

    See??

  167. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:53

    Sorry, but a 1000 X $0.00 is still zero.

    Yea, but a MILLION is a million!

  168. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:56

    Well, if you met me on a Friday night…

    Do you self-install a catheter before you go out? Why didn’t I think of that? I could totally avoid all the skeezy bar bathrooms!

  169. smedley said,

    May 11, 2010 at 17:59

    “Same for every conservative, who always make an exception if something affects them personally but don’t care about others”

    Exactly. At my last poker game, I used the term “teabagger” and Retired Lt. Col Teabagger got all indignant about it being a disgusting sexual term. It did not occur to me at the time, but I wish I had pointed out to him how I thought he hated political-correctness.

  170. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:00

    I could totally avoid all the skeezy bar bathrooms!

    And those are just the ladies¹ rooms

    ¹And I use the term loosely….

  171. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:01

    And those are just the ladies¹ rooms

    Oh, I know. But at least you guys don’t have to wait in line for your nasty-ass bathrooms.

  172. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:01

    Retired Lt. Col Teabagger got all indignant about it being a disgusting sexual term.

    My response would have been: I did not know that! Tell me…what does it describe? And please, be factual and detailed. I deal in truth.

    Or shorter me: Interest! Website? Newsletter?

  173. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:01

    But at least you guys don’t have to wait in line for your nasty-ass bathrooms.

    DKW’s mom make sure we finish quick.

  174. smedley said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:03

    “Sorry, but a 1000 X $0.00 is still zero.

    Yea, but a MILLION is a million!”

    If I had only known at sixteen that your mom wanted it as much as I did…..

  175. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:03

    It did not occur to me at the time, but I wish I had pointed out to him how I thought he hated political-correctness.

    Nice smedley. To be honest, this stunt pulled by the Teabaggers in Maine may prove to be their undoing. They are creating the possibility of a 3 party system. It will be Left, Right, and Medicated.

  176. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:04

    used the term “teabagger” and Retired Lt. Col Teabagger got all indignant about it being a disgusting sexual term.

    Oh, for fuck’s sake. He’s lucky you didn’t call him a fascist.

    I noticed my nice, well-meaning liberal friends referring to them as “The Tea Party.” I still can’t figure out why they would even bother to give them that much legitimacy.

  177. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:04

    If I had only known at sixteen that your mom wanted it as much as I did…..

    Well, everyone else did.

    Sucks to be you.

  178. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:04

    It did not occur to me at the time, but I wish I had pointed out to him how I thought he hated political-correctness.

    Nice! Gotta love the hypocrites when they stamp their tiny hooves in consternation.

  179. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:05

    DKW’s mom make sure we finish quick.

    She got the drive-thru window fixed??

  180. les said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:06

    Andy neglects to mention that his statement that he finds “coercive exposure of details of people’s private sex lives to be appalling and cruel” might be based on his own experience rather than on some purely objective policy concern.

    You’ve just defined Andy’s entire “philosophy.” His picture adorns the definition of “solipsism.”

  181. scratch said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:06

    Quote of the year:

    ” I was not among those most eager to pounce on Larry Craig.”

  182. smedley said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:08

    “If I had only known at sixteen that your mom wanted it as much as I did…..

    Well, everyone else did.

    Sucks to be you.”

    Well, that was long ago. I eventually figured it out. Now, happily married for 36 years….to the same woman.

  183. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:08

    She got the drive-thru window fixed??

    Damn you for making me grin right after I talked to my boss about some really horrible news!

  184. Mr. Wonderful said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:09

    smedley saith–

    these assholes really do not know what the Constitution actually says

    The Constitution? They don’t know what the Bible actually says. They don’t know what anything or anyone actually says. Except maybe Rush and Beck, but wait, no, they surely don’t know what those two swine have said in the past, either.

    “Knowing what something actually says” is egghead/liberal elitism. Not knowing–i.e.,being ignorant–is “real,” “commonsense,” and “part of our cherished tradition of being a bunch of pig-ignorant fuckwads.”

    HTH.

    As for Sully and his adoration of authority, bear in mind that in the same breath with which he condemned child rape in the Catholic church, he added that, nonetheless, Catholicism “is the vessel of eternal truth.”

  185. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:10

    he added that, nonetheless, Catholicism “is the vessel of eternal truth.”

    Whatever. His mom is the vessel of eternal truth.

  186. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:10

    Let’s forget our troubles and look at a picture of a kitten who looks like Yoda.

  187. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:11

    Damn you for making me grin right after I talked to my boss about some really horrible news!

    Sorry?

  188. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:11

    THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS!!!

    That made me laugh.

  189. Jennifer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:13

    I noticed my nice, well-meaning liberal friends referring to them as “The Tea Party.” I still can’t figure out why they would even bother to give them that much legitimacy.

    Nah, they’re Teabaggers – it’s the name they gave themselves, and since this is the same group who got their panties in a twist when African-Americans changed their self-moniker of choice from “Negro” to “black” and then again to “African-American”, Teabaggers they shall remain.

    Remember, these are the folks who think it’s an imposition to refer to others by the terms of address they’ve indicated they prefer; extending this basic courtesy which costs nothing to others is beyond them. In terms of a leg to stand on, they’re paraplegic.

  190. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:13

    Damn you for making me grin right after I talked to my boss about some really horrible news!

    Sorry?

    Nah, it’s okay. It made me feel better. I was just afraid I looked like an asshole.

  191. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:14

    In terms of a leg to stand on, they’re paraplegic.

    They keep rolling?

  192. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:14

    these are the folks who think it’s an imposition to refer to others by the terms of address they’ve indicated they prefer; extending this basic courtesy which costs nothing to others is beyond them.

    Exactly. Oh, white people.

  193. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:15

    I still can’t figure out why they would even bother to give them that much legitimacy.

    Can’t help it. Yeah, I’ll throw around epithets like fuckwits and jerkwads and pustulent boils on the ass of humanity (also teabagger) – but I’m going to refer to them as the Tea Party People when I need to use their official name. It’s a force of habit for me, I accept whatever labels people place on themselves.

  194. smedley said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:16

    “Oh, for fuck’s sake. He’s lucky you didn’t call him a fascist”

    Since Lt. Col. Teabagger, USAF, Ret. started coming to our games, we steer clear of politics for the most part. He is the kind of guy who carries a loaded weapon in his pick-up at all times.

  195. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:16

    Damn you for making me grin right after I talked to my boss about some really horrible news!

    Is that you T&U, or is Elena expressing her delight about the return to full service…uh… YOUR MOM’S THE WHORE!

  196. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:17

    I just can’t seem to call them anything other than “teabaggers.” I feel that calling them anything else conveys so measure of respect…and I have no respect for them. I’ve seen 2-year-olds comport themselves with more dignity.

  197. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:17

    I accept whatever labels people place on themselves.

    I normally do, but I’m also a hypocrite. Although, as Jennifer pointed out, that’s what they called themselves in the first place.

  198. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:19

    Is that you T&U, or is Elena expressing her delight about the return to full service…uh… YOUR MOM’S THE WHORE!

    It’s okay, dear. I know it’s confusing to see your mom’s “friends” come* and go. You just need a new therapist.

    *Yup.

  199. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:23

    *Yup.

    3 for 1!

  200. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:25

    Jennifer has made some very good points. These are the folks who get a tingle when the call it the Democrat Party. They picked Teabagger out for themselves – and if you actually go back and look, a lot of them knew what it meant too.

    Still, it hurts me none to use the official phrase Tea Party People, while pointing out that a whole lot of ‘em are morans, idjits and unbelievably stoopid ignoramuses. Besides, it helps with the whole narrative – that these jerks don’t even know what the hell they want. They can’t decide on a name, they change identity from week to week, they are totes at odds with all established political parties while at the same time taking over the GOP from within. Tea Party People sounds “teh ghey” (and not in a homosexual sense – but rather as a euphemism for teh lame, and this reminds me of a Savage Love podcast from years ago…) and they’ll likely be changing it over the summer to Tea Patriots or some other nonsense.

  201. tigris said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:25

    If I had only known at sixteen that your mom wanted it as much as I did…..

    How many times before you did figure it out?

  202. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:40

    Andy got caught on a barebacking site in the mid-1990′s after he was fired from “The Liberal Nation” for sucking. Whiny-whiny boo-boo.

  203. thousands said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:45

    We actually have a few Somalis here. It’s always fun to see the wingnut lady who reads Rush Limbaugh and prays the Rosary on the bus freak the fuck out when they board.

    Sounds like you should sit next to her with a rosary and pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at exactly the same volume.

  204. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:46

    Andy was on Colbert Report the other night to do a scripted (!) shtick about the recent Parliamentary elections and the big calciferous-brained idiot clumsily drops the word “hung” after Colbert JUST got finished making a “hung Parliament as porno” joke in the intro. Ouch. Steven just kind of stares at the actual, in-real-life frowny-pants conservative (or is he?), just a little bit freaked, I mean, he can’t ignore it, the audience is laughing, but did Sully really mean to go there. As Andy turns a little bit red, realizing his dumb, incompetent ass has stepped in it big time, Colbert suavely puts it to bed with a quiet, “Well, you would know.” This is why Colbert is a master of improv… he managed to swing it around to being back in character… the irony-free zone.

    But seriously, Andrew Sullivan is an idiot.

  205. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:47

    A year ago when everything that Blacky Hussein Obama X did was SOSHULJISM!!! Rasmussen ran a poll on capitalism versus socialism where socialism had its best showing evar. They diluted that word so much that even in the Shining City of FREEDOM on the Hill, socialism no longer immediately conjures up images of Stalin.

    These Tea Party People will continue to reveal what they stand for in GOPMaine-style manifestos. They are an insular and out-of-touch community that can only continue to alienate everybody else (except the folks in the Fourth Estate). That they should sully the name of teabagging is a shame, much better that these assholes put an end to the irrational reverance for tricornered hats.

    YE WOƒERRYNS

  206. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:48

    Although, YMMV.

  207. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:48

    I had to put on galoshes in this thread, also.

    So if you’re Stephen Colbert, and you shake this guy’s hand, do you keep a bottle of Purell under the table? I mean, this guy trolls the internet seeking unprotected sex with strangers. He could have genital warts. On his pinky. I’m sure I heard that in sex ed.

  208. smedley said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:50

    “How many times before you did figure it out?”

    Well, you could count it on one finger.

  209. Whale Chowder said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:51

    …fresh goat…

    Is Mickey Kause aware of this bounty?

  210. Whale Chowder said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:51

    grr. Kause

  211. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:52

    DKW: it’s quite simple, just follow this illustration:

    Socialism: Norway, next-door neighbor Sweden

    Free market: Somalia, next-door neighbor Ethiopia

    I think that’s a pretty easy choice, unless you’re a religious nut. (The Ethiopian Catholic Church says they are keeping the Ark of the Covenant in a sekrit chamber in an old church furriners aren’t allowed to enter. You know, for security. And holiness.)

  212. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:53

    He could have genital warts. On his pinky.

    Yuck.

    Well, you could count it on one finger.

    Double-yuck.

  213. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:55

    Tea Party People sounds “teh ghey” (and not in a homosexual sense – but rather as a euphemism for teh lame, and this reminds me of a Savage Love podcast from years ago…)

    Or both gay and lame (wow, just lost liberal points for saying that) as in “Up With People”, “Jesus People”, and “The Village People.”

  214. smedley said,

    May 11, 2010 at 18:58

    Submitted in its entirety for your perusal, a letter published in today’s Austin American-Statesman:

    “Like most Americans, I support Arizona’s new immigration law.

    If you actually read it, there is strong language strictly prohibiting racial profiling and it only allows for enforcing our existing laws. Liberals love to ask for a citizen’s papers when it is advantageous to them.

    About a year ago, I attended U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett’s town hall meeting at the Montopolis VA Center to discuss health care reform. Per a newspaper article, he invited “all” who had concerns about the reform bill. Upon arrival, realizing that most of us who showed up were tea party protesters, Doggett instructed his staff to demand that all attendees show a driver’s license to prove their citizenship.

    That’s not all. Once we were seated (with the door closed, guarded by security and news media locked out), he passed around a “roster” for us to fill out with our names and vital statics (phone numbers, address, etc.).

    It’s interesting that tea party members are profiled by the left while ACORN doesn’t bother to ask Mickey Mouse for identification when they tried to register him to vote.

    Peggy Morse

    peggymorse@ymail.com

    Austin”

    It is, of course, full of bullshit.

  215. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:01

    This is why mentioning someone’s gender preferences is okay for a woman with a rather butch haircut, but no one ever sought to make an issue of John Roberts and how he gets his jollies. It’s just…well, it’s just too complicated!!!

    Not sure I buy this, as the wags couldn’t shut up about Condoleeza Rice. John Roberts had a plastic family in tow, so everyone kind of shut up (for the moment). Of course, this was before the big John Edwards reveal and as we know he was hiking the Appalachian Trail big time, so… this might be where my nutty friend’s monologue last week about wanting an ugly man might fall into place.

    “I don’t want a pretty man… Too man women would be trying to get with him, and I might have to hurt him. If I have an ugly man, I can trust him.”

  216. N__B said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:02

    Up With Jesus People in the Village.

    Up Jesus With People in the Village.

    Up in the Village With Jesus People.

    “Up Yours, Jesus” Say The Villagers.

  217. tigris said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:03

    Like most Americans, I support Arizona’s new immigration law.

    Like all Americans but one, I believe Peggy is full of shit.

  218. Lurking Canadian said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:03

    smedley, your letter looks like English, (at least I recognize the letter groupings), but is it possible it’s written in Esperanto and that’s why it appears to be gibberish?

  219. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:03

    That’s not all. Once we were seated (with the door closed, guarded by security and news media locked out), he passed around a “roster” for us to fill out with our names and vital statics (phone numbers, address, etc.).

    Wow, I learned a new term today: Vital Statics: n. phr. 1. Phone numbers, address, etc.

  220. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:06

    He was very insistent that the “Conservatives/Republicans have left HIM, not the other way around.

    Sort of like that one-handed typing gig (his favorite form of mental masturbation) left HIM back in the 1990′s.

    This dick-weed is lucky that his name is suffused with the smokey whiff of scandal, political, journalistic, and otherwise, because without it he wouldn’t have a forum or a readership at all.

  221. tigris said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:06

    Well, you could count it on one finger.

    You can count higher than 16 on one finger? I did not need to know that.

  222. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:09

    “I don’t want a pretty man… Too man women would be trying to get with him, and I might have to hurt him. If I have an ugly man, I can trust him.”

    What the fuck does that even mean? He doesn’t want a pretty man for the Supreme Court? I’m so confused.

  223. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:10

    So Andy feels it’s “cruel” to “out” people who viciously attack the gay community, but it’s open season on people who have been supportive and , at worst, have been vague about gay rights?

    Wyatt, honey, Rekers is a man, of questionable morals, just like Andy. His heart goes out to him, don’t you see? Whereas Kagan is a whorish, feminist, Babylonian, swirling chthonic death vagina–KILL IT!!!!

  224. kate said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:11

    Just wondering, is Lt. Col. Teabagger, USAF, Ret., a member of the esteemed 100th Medicare Funded Rascal Scooter Brigade?

    I believe I heard he had a musical flair as well, writing the tune, “Get me to the Vet Hospital On Time” and “No Cosplay No Co-pay” which he proposed be sung at the National Tea Bagger Convention next year?

    and Whale Chowder — that made me laugh. Poor Mickey, I doubt they carry the parts he’s most interested in.

  225. smedley said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:11

    “smedley, your letter looks like English, (at least I recognize the letter groupings), but is it possible it’s written in Esperanto and that’s why it appears to be gibberish?”

    Well, I don’t think it’s Esperanto cuz she’s a teabagger and, you know, teabaggers don’t allow furriners……

  226. N__B said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:13

    He doesn’t want a pretty man for the Supreme Court?

    Pretty men are objects of sexual desire, which makes them women.

    I’m so confused.

    The logical result of your girlishness in the proximity of John Roberts’s manly manliness.

  227. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:19

    And I didn’t see any of you commenters above who “get it,” to use Sullyspeak: he’s getting on his anti-Kagan horse and starting the sexual inquisition BECAUSE SHE’S AN UNATTRACTIVE WOMAN. Don’t you get it by now? Sure, Rekers is the very visual definition of a tree-jumper, but Sully can feel *some* sexual warmth toward him, so he’s “off-limits”. Kagan, otoh, truly looks like the thing the tree itself fell onto, so she’s “evil” in Sully’s warped, psychotic mind.

    More to the point: she has a vajayjay. This disturbs him very much.

  228. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:21

    Now, happily married for 36 years….to the same woman.

    Holy fucking shit! I wouldn’t want to be married to ME for 36 years and I love me!

  229. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:21

    *VSNMR

    =Veiled Semen iN Men’s Room?

  230. smedley said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:21

    “is Lt. Col. Teabagger, USAF, Ret., a member of the esteemed 100th Medicare Funded Rascal Scooter Brigade?”

    No scooter, but he did recently have about a third of his colon removed. And, make no mistake: He is a combat veteran. He flew the bombers that dropped ordnance, including napalm, on the Vietnamese.

    And, no, he does not use the term “gooks” to my knowledge. But again, we try to steer clear of politics.

  231. N__B said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:22

    More to the point: she has a vajayjay.

    The Blue-Crested Virginia Jay? I thought they were extinct.

  232. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:23

    Pretty men are objects of sexual desire, which makes them women.

    Of course! Silly me. That’s Male Gaze 101.

    I’m so confused.

    The logical result of your girlishness in the proximity of John Roberts’s manly manliness.

    Gross. He looks like Gollum. I’d hate to see what’s under his robes.

  233. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:25

    He doesn’t want a pretty man for the Supreme Court?

    If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty man your judge.

  234. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:26

    Who the fuck really cares what Andy has to say on anything any more? This is the same guy who devoted seemingly endless blog posts to the notion that Sarah Palin’s last kid was actually her daughter’s. I eventually came to the conclusion that he was angling for a spot on Coast to Coast AM.

    Wow, veiled vagina reference.

    So why is Sully so obsessed with what comes out of Sarah Failin’s hoo-haw? Is there … could it be … something Andy would like to tell us?

  235. Tacitus Voltaire said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:26

    bigots

    nobody ever goes after the trigots or the heptagots

  236. N__B said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:27

    I’d hate to see what’s under his robes.

    Since, like all Supremes, he regularly eschews pants and shorts, all you need is a well-placed mirror to behold, as he calls it, The Judge.

  237. smedley said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:28

    “Now, happily married for 36 years….to the same woman.

    Holy fucking shit! I wouldn’t want to be married to ME for 36 years and I love me!”

    The secret is…………….give each other space. Seriously.

  238. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:29

    Since, like all Supremes, he regularly eschews pants and shorts, all you need is a well-placed mirror to behold, as he calls it, The Judge.

    Look. I know it’s my fault for bringing it up, but way to ruin my lunch!

  239. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:30

    nobody ever goes after the trigots or the heptagots

    Ah, but the polygots…

  240. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:30

    The secret is…………….give each other space. Seriously.

    She’s got the entire fucking continent!

  241. Athena, Righteous Goddess of War and Handicrafts (Not funny! You won't be laughing when I turn you into a spider. Yeah, just keep sniggering. I'm totally serious.) said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:32

    If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty man your judge.

    Oops. This is kind of embarrassing.

  242. Athena, Righteous Goddess of War and Handicrafts (Not funny! You won't be laughing when I turn you into a spider. Yeah, just keep sniggering. I'm totally serious.) said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:33

    Since, like all Supremes, he regularly eschews pants and shorts, all you need is a well-placed mirror to behold, as he calls it, The Judge.

    Does he sit on a Roman toilet seat, like a medieval Pope?

  243. Substance McGravitas said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:34

    Since, like all Supremes, he regularly eschews pants and shorts, all you need is a well-placed mirror to behold, as he calls it, The Judge.

    Not the size but the motions.

  244. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:35

    The secret is…………….give each other space.

    Wait, I thought the secret to a long marriage was to spend every waking moment together until you smother each other in your co-dependent hatred? Are you telling me that both popular culture and my in-laws are WRONG?

  245. N__B said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:35

    Does he sit on a Roman toilet seat, like a medieval Pope?

    Judging by the expressions on his face, I suspect he sits on a wooden spike, self-impaling to become a “better” person.

  246. tigris said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:35

    The secret is…………….give each other space.

    You get all the space inside Uranus, she gets all the space outside?

    God, it’s like I’m a kindergartener.

  247. 77south said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:36

    nobody ever goes after the trigots or the heptagots

    its only the even -gots we object to. Monogots, trigots, pentagots, are all fine. Bigots, tetragots and hexagots are total douchebags.

  248. tigris said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:38

    I suspect he sits on a wooden spike, self-impaling to become a “better” person.

    It’s a style.

    Sorry, was that beyond the pale?

  249. N__B said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:39

    Not the size but the motions.

    He’s used to hearing others’ appeals without making any of his own.

  250. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:39

    Since, like all Supremes, he regularly eschews pants and shorts

    Understandable, what with all those briefs on the docket.

  251. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:42

    Gross. He looks like Gollum. I’d hate to see what’s under his robes.

    A little something from Rentboy.com, no doubt.

  252. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:44

    Oops. This is kind of embarrassing.

    Did you make that?

  253. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:48

    A little something from Rentboy.com, no doubt.

    So, wait. Just when he’s at the bench, or does the dude hang out under there all the time? Because I’m impressed if he does–that takes coordination!

  254. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:48

    Oops. This is kind of embarrassing.

    That’s one impressive mons, Athena.

  255. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:49

    None of these people would survive in NYC. You know, the place that actually has legitimate concern for another attack.But it’s the the middle of the country that is Super Scared of the Brown Menace (not PooP).

    Stop picking on the Midwest. Iowa went for Obama, as did Illinois (which has fielded a lot of prominent African-American politicians). Now if you go to the upper Midwest you will encounter Teh Pale Peepul who are kind of nervous around Blacks because they’re so weird and non-Teutonic, I mean, Jeez, they dohn’t even eat Zauerkraut. But if you go back and pore over the 2008 election it’s quite clear that the most racially skittish whites, aside from your out-and-proud Deep South bigots*, were the Hill People. Yup. Hill People. Even if they were Democrats (on account of perceived class affiliation/family tradition), they don’t like Blacks. Even in states that Obama carried, the Appalachian range remained out of reach**.

    I couldn’t tell you why (although I’ve had some ugly brushes with their bigotry, so I know it wasn’t just some bizarre Obama-specific negative reaction) other than to note that they’re pretty strongly xenophobic in general. But, you know, they do have the teevee, so I really don’t get it. And I’ve known people who left there who are totally cool. So, again, don’t get it.

    *and it’s not that they’re uncomfortable around Blacks, it’s just the racist extension of FYIGM. if the world were fair, they wouldn’t be able to drive a $60,000 pickup, stuff their faces with fried restaurant food every night, afford that triple bypass, and be able to hire some rural trash to redo their roof for the equivalent of $7/hr, just for being a WHITE ignant fuck who happens to own some real estate.

    **veiled mountain reference

  256. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:52

    The media is at fault for 90% of what is happening right now. Can you name five authentic journalists that help our current level of “discourse”?

    1. Greg Palast
    2. Rachel Maddow

    uh… Jon Stewart?

    I got nothin’.

  257. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:55

    It really pisses me off, because she prints out her shitty Rush Limbaugh shit at the library, occupying a computer in a PUBLICLY FUNDED SPACE, rides the PUBLICLY FUNDED BUS, and has the audacity to take Rush seriously. We have new buses; when I’m on one with her, I’m going to point out that they were paid for with stimulus money and see what she has to say to that.

    Let me know how that goes. I love telling people our new buses were paid for with stimulus money. I actually went around saying Obama bought us new buses. Got some really weird looks.

    Look, wingtards, you want to blame Obama for the “porkulus package” then give him credit when you drive the brand new bus he bought you. I mean, come on.

    Incidently, I’m shocked by the number of “small government” dumbertarians working in city government (all hoping to pick up an early pension and health care for life).

  258. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:56

    I have a feeling there are too many of “those types” at the public library…

    Public library are nut magnets. Trust me, I used to be a page.

  259. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:57

    Incidently, I’m shocked by the number of “small government” dumbertarians working in city government (all hoping to pick up an early pension and health care for life).

    And then bitchin’ and moaning when budget cuts coupled with reduced tax revenues forces governments to give them unpaid furloughs.

  260. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:57

    Stop picking on the Midwest.

    Sorry not a gator. I didn’t mean to offend. But, that xenophobic nature would probably cause a lot of 311 calls in NYC.

  261. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:57

    Finally, somebody out there in GOP-land is catching up to the crazy level of the Texas Republican Platform.

    Maine = Texas North (US Edition)

  262. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:57

    Trust me, I used to be a page.

    Bookmarked often?

  263. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:58

    Stop picking on the Midwest.

    I’m the first person to say, “Hey, stop picking on the Midwest,” but he has a point. I think it would be more accurate to say that the old, white people are afraid of brown people here, and there are A LOT of old, white people. Kansas (where I grew up) suffers from much of the problem that the Upper Midwest does–there just aren’t many African Americans in the state, and most of the population that does live there tends to congregate in larger cities.

    Missouri, where I live now, has that problem, as well as the historic weight of being a Confederate state. My husband works in a rural river town with a fairly large black population (I’ll give you three guesses why), and they are racist as fuck there. Race relations are bizarre, at best.

    So, yeah, I mean, don’t paint with a broad brush, but at the same time, I’m not going to pretend like where I live has anything resembling normal race relations.

  264. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:58

    1. Greg Palast
    2. Rachel Maddow

    uh… Jon Stewart?

    2½ out 5 ain’t bad. I guess.

  265. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:59

    Bookmarked often?

    He got a lot of text.

  266. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:59

    Jon Stewart

    Even he plays the “both sides do it/there are two sides to every story game.
    Which is why he’s so inferior to Stephen Colbert.

  267. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 19:59

    And tax cuts on Moxie.

    Why bother? It’s not as if Moxie has an elastic demand curve. (Okay, well maybe if you were paying ME to drink it, it just might.)

  268. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:01

    I have a feeling there are too many of “those types” at the public library…

    Public library are nut magnets. Trust me, I used to be a page.

    Believe me, I know. Most of my library management class was devoted toward security in public libraries and creating policies that wouldn’t *technically* discriminate against the indigent, but could allow for an environment that didn’t disturb the nice, middle-class patrons.

    Our library doesn’t really have much of a problem with the indigent, but we do have a LOT of students who come in after school, and a large number of them are black. So, yeah.

  269. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:03

    Maybe you should go out of your way to talk with the person who’s creating the fear in this woman. Maybe if she sees one of her own kind socializing and communicating with the big scary brown person, she’ll calm down.

    Yeah, right. The best you can hope for is to tell them to sit down and shut up. Acting normal just makes the wingnuts shout out loud to no-one a little louder. Like that dickface who starting mumbling about Terrists when a lady boarded the bus with a hajib on her head. God, what an asswipe.

    I always wondered what that hajib-wearer thought about the fact that she was boarding a bus DRIVEN by a FEMALE with an UNCOVERED HEAD. I mean, sure, I’m an atheist infidel pig, but if I were her, I’d be thinking about a few things, ya know?

  270. tsam said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:04

    TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 14:35

    Jesus’ tits! Is there a way to block a photo on a page? I mean, for computer retards like me?

    I’m about to drop a Hamlet quote on you…M’ Lady.

  271. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:05

    He and I have talked a few times (he always wants to talk about love), but, you know, he’s in a wheelchair, so he can’t be that scary.

    Paralyzed black men in wheelchairs are the scariest uv all!!!11!!! Don’t you watch moovees??!?!?! WAKE UP, sheaple!

  272. kate said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:07

    “but he did recently have about a third of his colon removed. And, make no mistake: He is a combat veteran. He flew the bombers that dropped ordnance, including napalm, on the Vietnamese.”

    Those types are dying off slowly. There are too many Vietnam vets around all of whom, if they were in combat, had their lives turned upside down in their innocent youth, many never to be righted again.

    The saddest I got to know was one man who had his penis blown apart and the remnants put back together in an impromptu hospital. It was the size of a pencil and bright red all the time. He had numerous long scars all over his back and torso area as well from getting attacked by Vietcong. He drank gin and tonics all day like water and swore he used to work for the CIA.

    If not for his lower class economic status, I’d been inclined to believe him because when one if faced with such devastation, either one turns into a strident nationalist to justify it the pain or a strident anarchist to heal the pain.

    I’ve seen both.

    Blind devotion to an ideal for fear of considering otherwise is not a policy but craziness.

  273. Substance McGravitas said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:07

    Is there a way to block a photo on a page?

    Use Firefox, use Adblock.

  274. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:08

    The best you can hope for is to tell them to sit down and shut up

    Yeah, and I was thinking about the fact that it’s doubtful a super-conservative old lady is going to think, “Oh, that young tattooed white girl with her iPod and her bare legs is talking to black people, so they must be okay!” I’m probably not considered much better in her eyes, at least in the abstract.

  275. kate said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:08

    Alright well the hell with it, I can’t spend all damn day editing my comments.

  276. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:08

    Use Firefox, use Adblock.

    Thanks. I just switched to Firefox and blocked all the photos on the page. I was using Chrome and I have no fucking clue how to do that, or if you even can.

  277. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:09

    OT, but the Death Dealer finally came for Frank Frazetta.

    Frazetta was still alive?!?

    I love that TV special they did about him where they describe how he was schooling Bakshi (the Rotoscoping Monster) about human bodies in motion (as Frazetta was both an athlete and a gentleman visual artist).

    What was also hilarious was Bakshi. Everybody has known he’s a queer-ass queer since the 1970′s–I mean, hell, he’s doing this half-assed interview sitting next to his “friend”–but he still can’t stop pretending he’s not gay. Whatre youse looking at? Yuwannapeesame? Yeah?!

  278. kate said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:10

    “Paralyzed black men in wheelchairs are the scariest uv all!!!11!!! Don’t you watch moovees??!?!?! WAKE UP, sheaple!”

    They stare at you once and you are BLACK FOR LIFE!

    (if only this were true, if only)

  279. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:10

    I’m about to drop a Hamlet quote on you…M’ Lady.

    What? “Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar”?

  280. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:11

    I had a clogged drain. It worked miracles.

    I hear it’s recommended in lieu of Ipecac by Poison Control.

  281. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:11

    Blind devotion

    Great band name.

  282. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:11

    Wait–Boris Vallejo is still kicking?

  283. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:13


    I love Sully’s quote about his dream world, something like abortion completely banned and equal rights for gays.

    Same for every conservative, who always make an exception if something affects them personally but don’t care about others. It makes the gaytriot look principled.

    Women are whorific whores who must be punished for their whorible whoredoms. Whores.

  284. tsam said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:14

    What? “Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar”?

    “The lady doth protest too much, methinks”

    I’m on to you. I know you saved that pic for future “reference”. I know I did.

  285. tsam said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:14

    NOT
    I mean–I did NOT.

    ….shit

  286. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:15

    NOT
    I mean–I did NOT.

    ….shit

    HA HA HA HA. Freudian slip! You totally have it as your wallpaper now, don’t you?

  287. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:16

    It’s, like, your screensaver and you’ve animated his mouth so he can say, “I love you, Tsam!” Right?

  288. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:17

    As for Sully and his adoration of authority, bear in mind that in the same breath with which he condemned child rape in the Catholic church, he added that, nonetheless, Catholicism “is the vessel of eternal truth.”

    It occurs to me that addle-pate Andy has a desperate need to be right. Hence his clinging to the RCC and the Tories and his constant appeals to authority. Belonging to the RCC is like belonging to a 1 billion member club telling you you’re right. (oh, there we go, appeal to popularity as well).

  289. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:19

    Whores.

    *glancing around*

    Where? Where da white wimmin at?

  290. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:20

    Women are whorific whores who must be punished for their whorible whoredoms. Whores.

    I can attest to this. We are giant whores.

  291. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:20

    constant appeals to authority.

    So your saying that portrait above has not been photoshopped?!

  292. N__B said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:20

    Freudian slip!

    That’s Actor’s gig. I’m more into Jungian codpieces.

  293. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:21

    “Paralyzed black men in wheelchairs are the scariest uv all!!!11!!! Don’t you watch moovees??!?!?! WAKE UP, sheaple!”

    They stare at you once and you are BLACK FOR LIFE!

    Don’t let them engage you in conversation or shake your hand, or you might start having cravings for delicious hot grits, lip-smacking collard greens, and rib-sticking fried turkey.

    Naturally, I am immune.

  294. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:21

    I can attest to this. We are giant whores.

    Speak for yourself, lady! I’m as pure as the driven snow.

  295. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:21

    Where? Where da white wimmin at?

    Antonio Cromartie?! Is that you??

  296. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:23

    Where? Where da white wimmin at?

    Look up “white” in the dictionary the dictionary, you’ll see a picture of me, waving, freckled nose, glistening in the sun.

  297. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:23

    We are giant whores.

    how giant?

    Cuz if I’m going to play a cathedral, I’m going to want to pack something bigger than my kazoo.

  298. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:23

    Most of my library management class was devoted toward security in public libraries and creating policies that wouldn’t *technically* discriminate against the indigent, but could allow for an environment that didn’t disturb the nice, middle-class patrons.

    I suggest showers by the front entrance.

  299. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:23

    I’m as pure as the driven-over snow.

    Fixed!

  300. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:23

    That goes for heavy smokers, too. You know, the kind who smoke so much you can tell where they were standing when you walk down the stacks.

  301. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:24

    I suggest showers by the front entrance.

    Hey, it’s really not a bad idea…

  302. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:24

    how giant?

    Alas, I don’t Amazonian, just epic in our sluttiness.

  303. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:26

    I’m as pure as the driven-over snow.

    I guess it’s better than yellow snow*.

    *KINKY!

  304. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:27

    epic in our sluttiness.

    I must to my etchings. Come along?¹

    ¹VmarathonR

  305. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:27

    I guess it’s better than yellow snow*.

    Uh, yeah. Not into that.

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  306. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:28

    Our library doesn’t really have much of a problem with the indigent, but we do have a LOT of students who come in after school, and a large number of them are black. So, yeah.

    You mean to say loud, noisy, sneaking in food and stealing each other’s backpacks. In other words exactly like my almost entirely lily-white suburban junior high.

  307. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:28

    I don’t Amazonian, just epic in our sluttiness.

    How tall do you have to be to be both?

  308. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:28

    What we need… is to bring back matrons.

  309. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:29

    You mean to say loud, noisy, sneaking in food and stealing each other’s backpacks. In other words exactly like my almost entirely lily-white suburban junior high.

    Exactly. But because they’re brown, Rush Limbaugh lady had better watch out!

  310. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:29

    Hey, it’s really not a bad idea…

    Works for truck stops.

  311. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:30

    I must to my etchings.

    That made me chuckle. :D

  312. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:30

    How tall do you have to be to be both?

    *mental note* I have to install that “You must be this tall” sign next to my bed. My neck still hurts.

  313. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:31

    Hey, it’s really not a bad idea…

    Works for truck stops.

    If I ever manage a public library (oh please sweet baby Jesus NOOOO), I’ll be sure to include that in the proposal to the money-holders.

  314. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:31

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

    Yeah, not really my scene either, but I’ll try to refrain from getting all Judgey Judgington about it.

  315. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:31

    Exactly. But because they’re brown, Rush Limbaugh lady had better watch out!

    They might be a GANG looking to GET HER. They’re going to break into her seedy apartment and PLAY MIND GAMES with her 11 cats.

    It’s like the METRO ROWDIES all over again!

  316. kate said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:33

    Not allowing sleeping pretty much cleared up the homeless hang-out happenings at our local library.

  317. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:36

    They stare at you once and you are BLACK FOR LIFE!

    I’ve been doing Census work for the past two weeks because I wanted to be cool like Looch. Even though I filled out the form, I had to be interviewed, so two co-workers knock on my door. I open it, and an African-American co-worker (who lives half a block away) says, “You look whiter than you usually do!”

    I told her it was probably because I was wearing my glasses. I didn’t want to cop to listening to some Pat Boone minutes before.

  318. smedley said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:37

    “There are too many Vietnam vets around all of whom, if they were in combat, had their lives turned upside down in their innocent youth, many never to be righted again”

    Don’t know if that applies to Lt. Col. Teabagger. He did his killing from the air, meaning he didn’t actually see the humanness of the persons killed, and he was relatively safe. Although the VC did have anti-aircraft capability.

  319. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:38

    I didn’t want to cop to listening to some Pat Boone minutes before.

    *raising eyebrow*

  320. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:39

    Missouri, where I live now, has that problem, as well as the historic weight of being a Confederate state. My husband works in a rural river town with a fairly large black population (I’ll give you three guesses why), and they are racist as fuck there. Race relations are bizarre, at best.

    Yeah, I didn’t mention Miss Sour Eye, (or as the natives call it, mezuzah) what with it being a Confed state, its proximity to the Deep South, and the fact that some of my righteous wingnut relatives live there.

    Hell, even Kansas used to have curfews, so good call. Tulsa had race riots. Though to be fair to OK (which is difficult, as it has dissolved into Religious Wingnuttia Central since the oil bust), they did desegregate with less drama, whinging, and dirty tricks than, say, Maryland.

    But seriously, OK whiteys have to reserve their true hatred for those damned lazy stupid undeserving Native Americans, given that thousands of Natives were relocated to OK as one big reservation, but then whitey found “ohl” under the infertile ground and those damned pesky Injuns were squatting on top of the white man’s “ohl” and being recalcitrant about it and stuff. And now they can go to Our Finest Instutition, OSU, for free, etc, whine whine, whinge, cry, poop in our pants.

  321. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:39

    I didn’t want to cop to listening to some Pat Boone minutes before.

    I can’t believe you copped to listening to it at all.

  322. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:39

    If I ever manage a public library (oh please sweet baby Jesus NOOOO), I’ll be sure to include that in the proposal to the money-holders.

    How about dollar shot night? That might clear up any budget problems… or create new ones.

  323. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:40

    Did I mention they must maintain a “C” average in high school (which in the OK grading system means “capable of fogging a mirror on a good day”)? Sooooo unfair!!!

  324. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:41

    I’m kind of jealous of all the people who get to argue with Teabaggers. There are none to be found in my family/small circles I move in. I’m hoping there are some down on the Mall when we go downtown in a few days. I’m utterly fascinated.

  325. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:41

    How about dollar shot night? That might clear up any budget problems… or create new ones.

    Now THAT would make those 7:30PM special talks and public meetings in the “Community Room” a LOT more tolerable!

  326. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:41

    Whoa… every time I refresh the page, that picture shows up.

    EEP!

  327. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:42

    There are none to be found in my family/small circles I move in. I’m hoping there are some down on the Mall when we go downtown in a few days. I’m utterly fascinated.

    If you are talking about the Mall in DC IIRC you mostly run into Limeys.

  328. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:43

    How about dollar shot night?

    Or ShakesBEER readings?

  329. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:43

    Whoa… every time I refresh the page, that picture shows up.

    And you’re enjoying it, right?

  330. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:43

    OK whiteys have to reserve their true hatred for those damned lazy stupid undeserving Native Americans

    Yeah, especially since there aren’t a whole lot of black people in OK to begin with.

    Are you there now? I hope the tornadoes yesterday weren’t a problem for you. Damn, that was bad.

  331. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:43

    Now THAT would make those 7:30PM special talks and public meetings in the “Community Room” a LOT more tolerable!

    Speaking about that- next Tuesday, New Yorkers- no excuses!

  332. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:44

    Speaking about that- next Tuesday, New Yorkers- no excuses!

    KEWL!

    This is just in time for fish photography season!

  333. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:44

    How about dollar shot night? That might clear up any budget problems… or create new ones.

    Hey, we’re always looking for ways to make the library “hip” and “cool” and “fresh.” That would certainly appeal to the youth.

  334. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:44

    USAmericans use the METRO to get around (and if it ain’t on the METRO they ain’t going) because all that DC heat, humidity, and air pollution would cause their pink pig bodies to swell up and topple over.

    This is why real USAmericans cannot be found at the Jefferson Memorial (which is a shame because there’s some deep shit carved into that thing).

  335. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:46

    And you’re enjoying it, right?

    It’s as enjoyable as I imagine a candiru infestation to be.

  336. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:46

    Hey, we’re always looking for ways to make the library “hip” and “cool” and “fresh.” That would certainly appeal to the youth.

    Staged readings of Fanny Brice ought to do the trick.

  337. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:48

    Lots of Limeys down at the Mall in DC? Yeah, I’ve actually, I found the crowd is pretty international.

  338. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:48

    Staged readings of Fanny Brice ought to do the trick.

    That’s really one of the worst ideas I’ve ever heard.

  339. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:49

    Me and my sibs got around the Mall on human power following this One Old Rule:

    we bought a cold six-pack (it’s SODA! shut UP!) at Murray’s (on the Rockville Pike) on our way to the METRO and smuggled it downtown. The whole six pack cost less than one pink lemonade from the Park Service. Up yours, Park Service.

  340. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:49

    Staged readings of Fanny Brice ought to do the trick.

    That’s really one of the worst ideas I’ve ever heard.

    I mean, Fanny Hill.

    Of course.

    *koffkoff*

  341. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:49

    Hey, we’re always looking for ways to make the library “hip” and “cool” and “fresh.” That would certainly appeal to the youth.

    I’ve heard the young people of today are listening to something called “rock and/or roll.” Make a note of it. Heck, try some out at your next Oprah-endorsed book club meeting.

  342. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:50

    Okay, Aussies, too. And Chermans.

  343. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:51

    yeah definitely heard some German accents last time we went downtown.

  344. smedley said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:52

    Speaking of teabaggers and political-correctness, and maybe I am the only one and ifsosueme, I was watching Jake Tapper interviewing Hizzoner Giuliani Sunday when da mayor chortled about political correctness as the reason the Times Square bungler was Mirandized. I really wanted Tapper to interrupt with something like: “Excuse me, you hook-nosed, mobbed-up WOP, what were you saying about “Political correctness?”

  345. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:52

    I mean, Fanny Hill.

    Of course.

    *koffkoff*

    I’m sure the book-banners and god-botherers would be STOKED.

  346. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:54

    I really wanted Tapper to interrupt with something like: “Excuse me, you hook-nosed, mobbed-up WOP, what were you saying about “Political correctness?”

    Ha! I find that people who complain about political correctness are, to a person, people who want to say horrible things about other people with impunity.

  347. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:54

    Speaking about that- next Tuesday, New Yorkers- no excuses!

    Grrr, I hate you all, with your NE Corridor line and your literate culture and your fresh sushi.

    I tried to get the local coffee shop guy interested in starting one of these, but he got hung up on his cable company thinking his listserv was SPAM … no really … I could have fixed that for him in about an hour, but this one time he was rude to a friend of mine because her son was selling Dunkies coffee from his KONBINI after this guy’s espresso bar is closed for business, so … fuck him.

    Seriously, though, that is some weak shit.

  348. tsam said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:55

    HA HA HA HA. Freudian slip! You totally have it as your wallpaper now, don’t you?

    It’s, like, your screensaver and you’ve animated his mouth so he can say, “I love you, Tsam!” Right?

    NO! quit it! I’m taking my ball* and going home!

    *hung fastball

  349. Mysticdog said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:57

    OFAY in OK hates on the Mexicans

  350. Whale Chowder said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:58

    If I ever manage a public library (oh please sweet baby Jesus NOOOO)…

    Hey, Nancy Pearl did OK.

  351. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:59

    NO! quit it! I’m taking my ball* and going home!

    Fine. I don’t like your stupid ball anyway.

  352. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:59

    not a gator, are their any other establishments in town that could host it? This lecture series started in the basement performance area of a bar (seating capacity about 90), and now is in a venue with a 300 person capacity. In the old venue, the line would wind around the block.

  353. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:00

    Hey, Nancy Pearl did OK.

    She’s amazing. But I’m not interested in dealing with budgets and layoffs and political bullshit, which is pretty much what you do as a library director.

  354. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:02

    Yeah, especially since there aren’t a whole lot of black people in OK to begin with.

    There are Black people in OK. Hell, I think they even sent a Black man to the US House. He had an OK accent, which apparently was enough for my mom. (She had a crush on Donald Rumsfeld for the same reason. And she’s smart enough to know better.)

  355. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:07

    There are Black people in OK.

    I know there are! Both Oklahoma and Kansas were places where people settled down after the Civil War (though they were chased out a lot, too). But it’s not a huge population.

    He had an OK accent, which apparently was enough for my mom.

    Heh. I grew up about 30 minutes from the border and I’ve worked most of my life to stamp out any vestiges of an OK accent I might have.

  356. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:07

    BBBB–

    Actually, yes, there is the dyke bar next door, although that would limit the crowd to 21plus. I’ve talked to the local atheists club, which is mostly a facebook fiction, but since I’m ten years older than them and not affiliated with the university I kind of don’t fit in with them. I really don’t have enough of the right contacts to bring something like that together*. Sour coffee shop guy had a mailing list which was proven to draw crowds. (He did once host an awesome talk about the underground spring system and the effect of pollution on it before Cock-Up Cable took away the punch bowl.)

    *for example, most of the people I know locally think that the Earth is 6,014 years old

  357. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:08

    FFS, I think it was better when they were just obsessed with how big a dyke she was. Ladies and gents, I give you David Brooks. Please take him as I don’t want anything remotely resembling him no more. Texas Roy sums it up nicely:

    UPDATE. Jesus Christ — imagine Bobo Brooks criticizing anyone for being a gutless careerist!

  358. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:11

    Stop picking on the Midwest.

    Sorry not a gator. I didn’t mean to offend. But, that xenophobic nature would probably cause a lot of 311 calls in NYC.

    The Midwest has had terrorist attacks, too. It’s just that they were domestic terror attacks perpetrated by whites. Which is totally different OMG.

    Also, people seem to be xenophobic to the extent they struggle for a living. Cf. Iowa, Utah.

  359. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:12

    Good catch, DKW. I mean, wait, you just tossed that hot potato to us. I thought you were my friend.

  360. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:13

    Ladies and gents, I give you David Brooks.

    I don’t want him. Do you have a gift receipt?

  361. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:14

    Also, people seem to be xenophobic to the extent they struggle for a living

    Well if they stopped voting against their interests and for their shallow, racist “ideals”, I’d have pity on them.

    PS. I’ve been lurking all day. Can’t keep up with this thread for some reason.

  362. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:14

    I don’t want him. Do you have a gift receipt?

    A body bag will suffice?

  363. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:15

    Quote of the year:

    ” I was not among those most eager to pounce on Larry Craig.”

    Too old. He wanks to video of Eric Massa.

  364. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:15

    Well if they stopped voting against their interests and for their shallow, racist “ideals”, I’d have pity on them.

    hey, I didn’t say I felt sorry for those judgmental, stupid fucks

  365. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:16

    I feel bad for their kids, though. Jesus camp and fundie hairstyles suck no matter who you are.

  366. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:16

    A body bag will suffice?

    Perfect! Um…..will you kill him? That’s a little too messy for me. Or should we just shove him in there alive?

  367. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:17

    Or should we just shove him in there alive?

    Let me get the fuching ferrets.

  368. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:18

    Jesus camp and fundie hairstyles suck no matter who you are.

    What about Fundie camp and Jesus hairstyles? On second thought, that joke isn’t nearly as funny as I thought it was.

  369. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:19

    Let me get the fuching ferrets.

    You sentimental romantic, you.

  370. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:20

    Johnny Depp looks pretty good in a Jesus hairstyle. Not that I look to him for fashion tips or anything.

  371. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:20

    You sentimental romantic, you.

    Is there anything more romantic than a couple of glasses of wine, candlelight, some RATM playing softly in the background, and a bodybag full of fuching ferrets eating David Brooks?

    Why, that’s practically baby-making time! All it needs is some etchings.

  372. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:20

    Methinks Bobo’s column today is a cry for help.

    [Students a decade ago] were not intellectual risk-takers.

    FYWP, i haven’t been posting at all today give me a break.

  373. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:21

    Let me get the fuching ferrets.

    Great. I’ll be getting the canned kitten food.

  374. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:21

    I like Johnny Depp with his guyliner on.

  375. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:22

    Is there anything more romantic than a couple of glasses of wine, candlelight, some RATM playing softly in the background, and a bodybag full of fuching ferrets eating David Brooks?

    Substitute Dead Kennedys for RATM, and that’s my dream date!

  376. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:22

    Johnny Depp looks pretty good in a Jesus hairstyle

    Did anybody catch the story of how Johnny Depp foiled a mugging? And not because he had Jesus-hair.

  377. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:23

    Also, Bobo finishes up with…

    She [Kagan] seems to be smart, impressive and honest — and in her willingness to suppress so much of her mind for the sake of her career, kind of disturbing.

  378. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:23

    Is there anything more romantic than a couple of glasses of wine, candlelight, some RATM playing softly in the background, and a bodybag full of fuching ferrets eating David Brooks?

    LULZ. When I think of romance, the first group that comes to mind is RATM. Second, of course, is SOAD.

  379. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:23

    Johnny Depp looks pretty good in a Jesus hairstyle.

    Johnny Depp also looks good dressed like a homeless person. He’s just one of those dudes.

  380. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:23

    When I think of romance, the first group that comes to mind is RATM. Second, of course, is SOAD.

    I like “Disturbed” for a real seduction.

  381. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:23

    All this talk of Elena Kagan keeps reminding me of Elia Kazan… so the real Gentleman’s Agreement is that you don’t talk about the gentlemen’s agreement, no I mean it’s that you don’t storm in there as a woman and let it drop that you don’t love cock as much as we do.

  382. Turbine Yukon Palin said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:24

    This is the same guy who devoted seemingly endless blog posts to the notion that Sarah Palin’s last kid was actually her daughter’s.

    That’s kind of the trap, isn’t it? (The whole asking questions thing, not Palin’s womb.) He can’t froth at the mouth about getting answers from Palin, and then not do it for Kagan, although it sounds like “someone” already answered the question (and FSM help the White House if it turns out to be the wrong answer), so I have no idea why his panties are in a bunch about it, unless he wants “official word” rather than some anonymous commenter.

    I think I actually believe him when he says that it’d be nice to have someone out and open on the Court. It would, too, and he’s right that it shouldn’t be shameful. But the same logic he uses to that end curls up and dies when it comes to outing anti-gay gay bigots. If it’s nothing to be ashamed of, why treat it that way? I understand and am sympathetic to the idea of consent and non-consensual outing can be hard on people who are dependent on bigots for a living or their wellbeing, e.g. gay teenagers.

    But an adult like Rekers is nowhere near that situation. He’s made his living off of the stigmatization of others and has actively worked to make the world a worse place for good people. Whatever personal demons he faces about the matter are his to face, but he chooses instead to spread them around for others to deal with, rather than face them himself. I don’t need to be collateral damage in anyone else’s demon-fighting, thanks, and fuck you for thinking that’s okay. It’s not, and I won’t let you.

    Ripping off the band-aid lie that you cover whatever wounds you have about being gay is more than you deserve, because you might actually heal. But it’s worth it if others stop getting hurt too.

    /rant

  383. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:24

    Johnny Depp looks good in teeny-bopper Uke art so … point taken.

  384. Brandi said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:25

    Well played, Brandi. Martini?

    Not a drinker, I’m afraid, but the gesture is appreciated.

  385. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:25

    She [Kagan] seems to be smart, impressive and honest — and in her willingness to suppress so much of her mind for the sake of her career, kind of disturbing.

    Wait.

    Suddenly conservatives, who put us through eight years of torture and hell by selecting the most intellectual incurious person they could possibly find after dragging a bottle of scotch thru their ranks, think intellect matters????

  386. tsam said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:25

    Fine. I don’t like your stupid ball anyway.

    Fine. You’re just jealous of it anyway.

  387. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:26

    I like “Disturbed” for a real seduction.

    Me no likee. Hubby loves them, though. It’s so freaking embarrassing.

  388. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:27

    I thought it was Disturbd. Am I wrong? Do I care?

  389. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:27

    Also, Bobo finishes up with…

    She [Kagan] seems to be smart, impressive and honest — and in her willingness to suppress so much of her mind for the sake of her career, kind of disturbing.

    Truly a towering genius of letters! Only the divine spawn of HOMER, SHAKESPEARE, and SAPPHO could effortlessly dive from 8th grade ESOL prose into blog commentariat vernacular with the flick of a comma! Bravo, I say, bravo!

  390. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:28

    I thought it was Disturbd. Am I wrong? Do I care?

    I didn’t, obviously.

    When did you become a spelling troll?

  391. N__B said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:28

    Did anybody catch the story of how Johnny Depp foiled a mugging? And not because he had Jesus-hair.

    Because he had tin foil?

  392. tsam said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:28

    But an adult like Rekers is nowhere near that situation. He’s made his living off of the stigmatization of others and has actively worked to make the world a worse place for good people. Whatever personal demons he faces about the matter are his to face, but he chooses instead to spread them around for others to deal with, rather than face them himself. I don’t need to be collateral damage in anyone else’s demon-fighting, thanks, and fuck you for thinking that’s okay. It’s not, and I won’t let you.

    Your tank is fight!

    Translation: Well said.

  393. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:28

    Fine. You’re just jealous of it anyway.

    Whatever. I have like, 500 balls at home.

  394. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:28

    I love that this thread started with talk of the nomination of a Supreme Court justice and evolved into talk of Johnny Depp that would delight the most ardent tween fans of his.

  395. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:28

    Hubby loves them, though.

    I alternate between them and Linkin Park when I need to have a headache.

  396. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:29

    When did you become a spelling troll?

    *sigh* I wasn’t trolling. I was just curious.

  397. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:29

    Suddenly conservatives…think intellect matters????

    Intellect has always mattered it’s just now it matters MOAR. Unless your a member* of the Maine GOP.

    *VclubR

  398. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:29

    Whatever. I have like, 500 balls at home.

    Wait. So does DKW’s mom, so that means you must…..OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  399. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:30

    I was wrong, anyway.

  400. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:30

    *sigh* I wasn’t trolling. I was just curious.

    It’s with the “e” by the way.

    http://www.disturbed1.com/splash/

  401. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:31

    I alternate between them and Linkin Park when I need to have a headache.

    Sounds about right to me though why you’d invite a headache is beyond me.

  402. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:31

    Whatever. I have like, 500 balls at home.

    Wait. So does DKW’s mom, so that means you must…..OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hey now! I am NOT DKW’s mom.

    However, we are in the same union.

  403. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:31

    and T&U, before you say it, I misspelled “You’re”.

    *Clicks heels and salutes the Spelling Czar*

  404. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:31

    Whatever. I have like, 500 balls

    Sounds like a medical problem to me.

  405. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:31

    She [Kagan] seems to be smart, impressive and honest — and in her willingness to suppress so much of her mind for the sake of her career, kind of disturbing.

    Wait.

    Suddenly conservatives, who put us through eight years of torture and hell by selecting the most intellectual incurious person they could possibly find after dragging a bottle of scotch thru their ranks, think intellect matters????

    Only in the sense of casting aspersions. “seems to be smart, impressive and honest” is your righty version of a back-handed complement. You can just hear that “but”, i.e. “but he’s actually just a patsy for the DNC”, “but she’s a godless atheist”, “but she’s been mislead by living in the ivory tower”, “but he doesn’t understand how real merricans think”, etc.

  406. Substance McGravitas said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:32

    a spelling troll?

    When did the Spelling Nazi get demoted?

  407. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:32

    and T&U, before you say it, I misspelled “You’re”.

    *Clicks heels and salutes the Spelling Czar*

    Okay, okay, honestly? I notice these things, but I don’t say anything because I’m a NICE PERSON.

  408. tsam said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:32

    Whatever. I have like, 500 balls at home.

    No you don’t.

  409. N__B said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:33

    Whatever. I have like, 500 balls at home.

    Where did you hide the 249 bodies?

  410. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:33

    but he doesn’t understand how real merricans think

    Bobo doesn’t understand how real humans think. He just understands 800 words + Sundai teevee show = unworthy paycheck.

  411. tsam said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:34

    Sounds about right to me though why you’d invite a headache is beyond me.

    Um, heeeelllloooooo, excuse to down a fistful of Oxy’s. Sheesh–don’t you know nuthin?

  412. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:34

    Whatever. I have like, 500 balls at home.

    No you don’t.

    Well, your mom does. OOOH BURN.

    Where did you hide the 249 bodies?

    What exactly is it you’re implying?

  413. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:34

    Sounds about right to me though why you’d invite a headache is beyond me.

    Hullo? Sex avoidance!

  414. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:34

    Could be true, assuming home abuts a golf course. Look out for the broken windows.

  415. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:34

    I sure hope David ended the column by reminding us how rich people are more productive than the rest of us. Because I honestly can’t read that enough.

  416. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:34

    excuse to down a fistful of Oxy’s. Sheesh–don’t you know nuthin?

    You need an excuse for that?

  417. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:35

    Whatever. I have like, 500 balls at home.

    Where did you hide the 249 bodies?

    So sure are you she didn’t claim coup and take souvenirs?

  418. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:35

    tsam, actor,

    clearly you guys are playing that 11-dimensional chess I’ve only heard about. Y’all are workin’ on a whole other level. Props.

  419. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:35

    Okay, okay, honestly? I notice these things, but I don’t say anything because I’m a NICE PERSON.

    Thinking it and/or typing a correction then deleting it doesn’t count as being nice.

    Juuuuuuuuust kiddin’. It’ 4PM EST, time to bust all of your balls.

  420. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:36

    Um, heeeelllloooooo, excuse to down a fistful of Oxy’s. Sheesh–don’t you know nuthin?

    Oh, I like this excuse better than mine!

  421. Lurking Canadian said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:36

    Where did you hide the 249 bodies?

    What exactly is it you’re implying?

    The only implication I can see is that Mr. T&U is, ahem, procreatively standard. The rest is sort of where the whole thing seemed to be headed anyway.

  422. tsam said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:36

    Okay, okay, honestly? I notice these things, but I don’t say anything because I’m a NICE PERSON.

    I try to be a “nice person”, but I’m approaching the violent stage with this:

    There’s lots of people…. There ARE (goddammit) lots of people…

  423. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:37

    clearly you guys are playing that 11-dimensional chess I’ve only heard about. Y’all are workin’ on a whole other level. Props.

    Well, see, I don’t want to be accused of lying…unlike some rotten ex-wives I could mention, the whorish little– um, pardon me, still working some issues out….

  424. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:37

    reminding us how rich people are more productive than the rest of us

    Not only more productive but also sexier, better endowed* and better drivers.

    *VinheritanceR

  425. tsam said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:37

    ?The only implication I can see is that Mr. T&U is, ahem, procreatively standard. The rest is sort of where the whole thing seemed to be headed anyway.

    Yeesh–glad I took mine home while I still could!

  426. N__B said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:38

    What exactly is it you’re implying?

    That burying Mr. T&U woud be difficult, seeing as how he’s still moving.

  427. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:38

    Oh, I like this excuse better than mine!

    Plus, re: YOU it’s a whole lot more believable.

  428. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:38

    Thinking it and/or typing a correction then deleting it doesn’t count as being nice.

    Dude, I’m Midwestern. Suppressing thoughts of anger and criticism and then taking them out in a passive-aggressive manner *is* nice.

  429. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:39

    That burying Mr. T&U woud be difficult, seeing as how he’s still moving.

    First, it’s would.

    Second, he’s not moving, it’s those fuching ferrets.

  430. tsam said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:39

    Not only more productive but also sexier, better endowed* and better drivers.

    And much more trustworty with 95% of the wealth in the country. All the poor people will do is buy drugs from terrorist organizations. And 40′s. Lots and lots of 40′s.

  431. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:39

    Dude, I’m Midwestern.

    Whooooooa! Say. No. More.

  432. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:39

    Plus, re: YOU it’s a whole lot more believable.

    I have NEVER taken Oxycontin in my entire life!

    I’m a Vicodin stalwart.

  433. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:40

    Not only more productive but also sexier, better endowed* and better drivers.

    Oooh, what else? What else? Are they better cooks? Do they have shapelier calves? Is there no end to their greatness and just plain…betterness?

  434. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:40

    All the poor people will do is buy drugs from terrorist organizations. And 40’s. Lots and lots of 40’s.

    Don’t forget daily abortions.

  435. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:40

    All the poor people will do is buy drugs from terrorist organizations. And 40’s. Lots and lots of 40’s.

    40s come from terrorist organizations?

  436. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:40

    What exactly is it you’re implying?

    That burying Mr. T&U woud be difficult, seeing as how he’s still moving.

    Oh, I let him keep his so I have something to threaten him with later.

  437. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:41

    Is there no end to their greatness

    Yes, they are mediocre investors.

  438. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:41

    I’m a Vicodin stalwart.

    I reckon the less you have in common with Rush, the betta.

  439. Lurking Canadian said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:41

    I sure hope David ended the column by reminding us how rich people are more productive than the rest of us. Because I honestly can’t read that enough.

    Not just more productive. Harder working. I agree, it cannot be repeated often enough.

    The interesting thing about Brooks coming down on Kagan for “wasting her intellect” is that, if we assume non-hypocrisy, it means Brooks actually isn’t phoning his columns in. This is the best Brooks can do!

    And FYWP, I am not posting too fast.

  440. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:42

    I sure hope David ended the column by reminding us how rich people are more productive than the rest of us.

    Productivity is an E-Con term for 1) how much oil you burn and 2) how much you get paid. By this standard Sarah Failin’ is a highly productive individual.

  441. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:42

    40s come from terrorist organizations?

    You think Olde English is a Red, White and Blue, Bible-God-fearin’ Merrican company?? You have a lot to learn, my friend.

  442. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:42

    Yes, they are mediocre investors.

    *rimshot* *clapping*

  443. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:42

    This is the best Brooks can do!

    Well, I’ve suspected this for a while, given that he seems to have no earthly clue how ridiculous he is.

  444. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:43

    Dude, I’m Midwestern.

    Whooooooa! Say. No. More.

    Plus, I’m a Protestant. Yeah.

  445. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:43

    You think Olde English is a Red, White and Blue, Bible-God-fearin’ Merrican company??

    But…but…CHAMPALE!!!!

  446. David Brooks said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:43

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  447. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:44

    You think Olde English is a Red, White and Blue, Bible-God-fearin’ Merrican company??

    That’s why I only drink Mickey’s.

  448. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:44

    I reckon the less you have in common with Rush, the betta.

    Well, Neal Peart took Vikes for a torn rotator cuff but I figure that’s the best of the three, so I’m safe.

  449. tsam said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:44

    I reckon the less you have in common with Rush, the betta.

    Hold on, now. That is Rush’ solitary redeeming quality–like a gold flake sitting atop a pile of steaming dogshit.

  450. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:45

    Plus, I’m a Protestant. Yeah.

    I’m a Northeasterner (?) and Antitestant. Don’t judge.

  451. 77south said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:46

    Dude, I’m Midwestern. Suppressing thoughts of anger and criticism and then taking them out in a passive-aggressive manner *is* nice.

    So that’s what all those people meant when they called me a nice guy.

  452. David Brooks said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:47

    So that’s what all those people meant when they called me a nice guy.

    No, they are saying you don’t work as hard as me.

  453. tsam said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:47

    You think Olde English is a Red, White and Blue, Bible-God-fearin’ Merrican company?? You have a lot to learn, my friend.

    Spelling OLD with a silent (yet deadly as I’m about to explain) “e” is terrorist code for “John has a longe mustache” or “The goose is in the oven”. Every time a homey downs one, a building in Somalia blows str8 da fuck up, yo.

  454. 77south said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:47

    Plus, I’m a Protestant.

    I’m not that good. I am an Amateurtestant myself.

  455. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:48

    That is Rush’ solitary redeeming quality–like a gold flake sitting atop a pile of steaming dogshit.

    That’s a lovely word picture you paint.

  456. David Brooks said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:49

    I am an Amateurtestant myself.

    Nice! That’s better than my awful, awful “Antitestant”.

    What was I thinking?

  457. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:50

    That’s better than my awful, awful “Antitestant”.

    Well, you are David Brooks. It’s not like we expect you to know how to write.

  458. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:51

    Nice! That’s better than my awful, awful “Antitestant”.

    CONtestant. Sheesh, David, I’m tired of feeding you my best material.

  459. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:51

    Damn! I outed myself as the David Brooks troll.

  460. 77south said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:51

    Nice! That’s better than my awful, awful “Antitestant”.

    That’s right. Who’s the hard worker now?

  461. tsam said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:52

    That’s a lovely word picture you paint.

    Thanks! **blush**

  462. Brandi said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:53

    I don’t mind public prayer in general if it’s a tenant of your faith and you’re not a dick about it, but if you’re a Christian and you’re praying in public during anything besides a fucking disaster, I’m going to think you’re just showing off.

    Sometimes I think I ought to just have a modest stack of business cards printed that say nothing but “Matthew 6:5″ in a reasonably elegant font, and carry a few in my wallet for appropriate occasions.

    On an aside: you know, I like Frank Frazetta– he was a solid illustrator and great fun– but it’s beginning to irk me that the online/geek world is going nuts over his death and hardly anybody’s discussing the passing of Lena Horne. (I imagine, though, that regular TV and print media are devoting rather more time to her. I hope.)

  463. DAS said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:53

    Plus, I’m a Protestant. Yeah. – T&U

    So you could, if you wanted to, “go down the road any time I want and walk into Harry’s and hold my head up high and say in a loud, steady voice, ‘Harry, I want you to sell me a condom. In fact, today, I think I’ll have a French Tickler, for I am a Protestant.’”

  464. tsam said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:54

    Damn! I outed myself as the David Brooks troll.

    That was a troll? Wow–I coulda swore that cutnpaste from his appearance on Meat the “Press” this weekend. **fighting back a wave of nausea**

  465. David Brooks said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:54

    Sheesh, David, I’m tired of feeding you my best material.

    I work harder and longer and faster than you could ever imagine! My columns take a maximum of 30 minutes. 25 of which I spend watching everyone of these videos.

  466. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:56

    So you could, if you wanted to, “go down the road any time I want and walk into Harry’s and hold my head up high and say in a loud, steady voice, ‘Harry, I want you to sell me a condom. In fact, today, I think I’ll have a French Tickler, for I am a Protestant.’”

    Indeed, “[w]hen Martin Luther nailed his protest up to the church door in 1517, he may not have realized the full significance of what he was doing,” but I happily take advantage of it as often as possible.

  467. tsam said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:56

    Sometimes I think I ought to just have a modest stack of business cards printed that say nothing but “Matthew 6:5? in a reasonably elegant font, and carry a few in my wallet for appropriate occasions.

    2 cents–or a suggestion from someone with admittedly lousy marketing skills:

    Put Matthew 6:5 on the back of the card. On the front, put

    SHUT THE FUCK UP.
    please.
    thank you.
    see reverse side for why Jesus thinks you should shut the fuck up.

  468. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:57

    but it’s beginning to irk me that the online/geek world is going nuts over his death and hardly anybody’s discussing the passing of Lena Horne.

    a) It’s a cultural-age thing: Lena Horne was barely relevant to my generation and I’m in my 50s, whereas Frazetta was on the walls of any horny teenage boy by the time he was thirteen.

    b) She died two days ago, that’s practically old news by now.

  469. 77south said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:58

    I work harder(1) and longer(2) and faster(3) than you could ever imagine!

    Well let’s go to an impartial judge shall we:
    DKW’s Mom says
    (1)no
    (2)no
    (3)yes
    33%.
    that’s not even good enough for a shitty copy of our home game. Goodnight David and thank you for playing.

  470. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:58

    harder and longer and faster

    What are 3 words David Brooks almost never hears?

  471. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:58

    Today, we are all Epitestants.

  472. smedley said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:59

    When refreshing the screen, the last thing I saw was “French tickler” and then that picture of Sully.

    I go away now.

  473. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:59

    What are 3 words David Brooks almost never hears?

    And yet, his wife says them. Frequently.

  474. David Brooks said,

    May 11, 2010 at 21:59

    What are 3 words David Brooks almost never hears?

    Great. Column. Today.

    *Tears ruining keyboard*

  475. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:00

    I like Frank Frazetta– he was a solid illustrator and great fun– but it’s beginning to irk me that the online/geek world is going nuts over his death

    You said it all, though. You’re talking about a class of people whose sex life is purely masturbatory. Need I spell it out?

  476. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:01

    What are 3 words David Brooks almost never hears?

    Applebee’s salad bar.

  477. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:01

    And yet, his wife says them. Frequently.

    That’s a damn dirty lie!!! *bleaches brain*

  478. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:02

    Great. Column. Today.

    LULZ!

  479. tsam said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:03

    You said it all, though. You’re talking about a class of people whose sex life is purely masturbatory. Need I spell it out?

    Ahem!

    Don’t get all down on that. I’ve never gotten pregnant from flogging the old bishop, if ya know what I mean, and I think you do. Yeah.

  480. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:03

    Fact check, please.

    (it would explain a lot)

  481. not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:05

    Hey, masturbating is what weekends are for! I just, you know, spend less time trolling the intart00bs for porn since I’ve pledged my undying shleppitude to a real, live woman.

    Although, funny story, all the pictures of nekkid women on the walls here came into the apt with her.

  482. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:06

    tsam said,
    May 11, 2010 at 22:03

    Isn’t it the other way ’round? ZING!

  483. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:07

    Don’t get all down on that.

    Really! My right hand has never gotten jealous because I put a beer in my left!

  484. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:08

    Don’t get all down on that.

    That’s what she said???

  485. tsam said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:08

    Fact check, please.

    (it would explain a lot)

    Uhhhh. Picture? Newsletter? I don’t keep much in the way of evidence around. Most of it ends up on the killing floor.

  486. RobNYNY1957 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:09

    “She [Kagan] seems to be smart, impressive and honest — and in her willingness to suppress so much of her mind for the sake of her career, kind of disturbing.”

    Suddenl there is concern that Kagan is not sufficiently out of the closet?

  487. tsam said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:09

    Although, funny story, all the pictures of nekkid women on the walls here came into the apt with her.

    We’re not worthy!

  488. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:10

    the killing floor

    Great book

  489. tsam said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:11

    Don’t get all down on that.

    That’s what she said???

    No no, quite the opposite. It was called the “penalty box” and…well, I’ll let you fill in the blanks yourself.

  490. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:12

    It was called the “penalty box”

    Oh. DKW’s mom’s vajajay. Gotcha.

  491. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:12

    Suddenl there is concern that Kagan is not sufficiently out of the closet?

    That, and she’s too smart to have written anything. I think that’s what David Brooks is saying but we may never know.

  492. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:12

    well, I’ll let you fill in the blanks yourself.

    Dude, I didn’t need to know that you shoot blanks. TMI.

  493. David Brooks said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:14

    I’ll let you fill in the blanks yourself.

    Hey! Who told! I’m totally not impotent AND sterile. Don’t listen to Cohen.

  494. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:14

    Dude, I didn’t need to know that you shoot blanks.

    Jeez, why did you think he had to, you know, flog the bishop?

  495. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:14

    Jeez, why did you think he had to, you know, flog the bishop?

    Really? I think that would be a selling point…

  496. Real Merrican said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:16

    shoot blanks.

    We a’ways use liiiv rounds round theez parts.

  497. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:16

    Hey! Who told! I’m totally not impotent AND sterile. Don’t listen to Cohen.

    Boy we can tie up this entire discussion right here. It’s got everything, including DKW’s mom.

    If you know what I mean, and I think you do.

  498. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:16

    Link fail:

    http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/leonardcohen/dontgohomewithyourhardon.html

  499. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:18

    Aww, Sully has another theory! He’s so cute!

  500. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:20

    Aww, Sully has another theory! He’s so cute!

    WTF is “emotional orientation”? Is Kagan facing North and happy? Or is she facing West and distraught?

  501. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:20

    The Kagan Rope-A-Dope?

    Well, it lashed up one, Sully, and you’re it.

  502. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:22

    Is Kagan facing North and happy? Or is she facing West and distraught?

    Stand in the place where you are…

  503. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:23

    Sullivan:

    It would be better for Obama to provoke such an outing from his “left”.

    So we on the right can’t be blamed for yet one more thing!

  504. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:23

    WTF is “emotional orientation”?

    Oh, you see, it’s not about who you *fuck*, it’s about who you *love*. Hence, “sexual orientation” vs. “emotional orientation.” It’s fucking retarded (not even close to being satire).

  505. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:24

    Stand in the place where you are…

    Okay, go on.

  506. Nom said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:24

    That’s why I only drink Mickey’s.

    your husband is a very lucky man.

  507. smut clyde said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:24

    They’re going to break into her seedy apartment and PLAY MIND GAMES with her 11 cats

    The most famous classic blunder is “never get involved in a land war in Asia” — but only slightly less well-known is this: “Never challenge a cat to a mind game”.

  508. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:25

    Ohhhhhhhhhhh, thanks T&U. I guess I’m dumber than I am. What a convoluted way to cover one’s ass.

  509. Mysticdog said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:25

    It’s fucking retarded

    Stop making fun of Trig!!!

  510. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:25

    The guy who trolls the intertubes for barebacking partners is concerned about semantics?

  511. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:26

    Okay, go on.

    Think about direction, wonder why you haven’t before

  512. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:26

    “Never challenge a cat to a mind game”.

    I don’t know. My cats are pretty dumb.

  513. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:27

    Stop making fun of Trig!!!

    Trig sucks.

  514. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:27

    Think about direction, wonder why you haven’t before

    Are you writing a song, actor?

  515. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:28

    (REM is the bestest)

  516. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:28

    Ohhhhhhhhhhh, thanks T&U. I guess I’m dumber than I am.

    Nah, it’s fucking stupid.

    What a convoluted way to cover one’s ass.

    Or not?

  517. vacuumslayer said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:29

    (REM is the bestest)

    We wouldn’t feel rested without it!

  518. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:30

    That’s why I only drink Mickey’s.

    your husband is a very lucky man.

    Aw, thanks. I’ve never been complimented for my love of malt liquor. Unfortunately, I can’t drink it anymore, unless they somehow make a gluten free version. Lame.

  519. Esteev said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:30

    Or not?

    Again, I’m beginning to think Sully’s portrait isn’t photoshopped. It would be folly not to speculate.

  520. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:30

    Are you writing a song, actor?

    Yea, but Pete came up with this reeeeeeeeeeeally stupid, crappy guitar riff and I figured I’m so good I could write anything and idiots would line up to buy it.

    I mean, why, yes, I am!

  521. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:33

    Yea, but Pete came up with this reeeeeeeeeeeally stupid, crappy guitar riff and I figured I’m so good I could write anything and idiots would line up to buy it.

    Well, it’s certainly no “Shiny Happy People.”

  522. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:36

    Again, I’m beginning to think Sully’s portrait isn’t photoshopped. It would be folly not to speculate.

    Could we avoid the elephant(estant) in the room, PLEASE??????

  523. Whale Chowder said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:37

    What are 3 words David Brooks almost never hears?

    “Great point, David.”

  524. smut clyde said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:39

    Hey, Nancy Pearl did OK.
    WANT.

  525. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:40

    WANT

    Um, Smutty? There are cheaper and more life-like dolls that even come with working parts. And I think you know what I mean.

  526. tsam said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:41

    well, I’ll let you fill in the blanks yourself.

    Dude, I didn’t need to know that you shoot blanks. TMI.

    You call that TMI? I’ll give you TMI. Don’t mock me.

  527. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:48

    There are cheaper and more life-like dolls that even come with working parts. And I think you know what I mean.

    Oh, really? And what do you mean, pray tell?

  528. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:49

    You call that TMI? I’ll give you TMI. Don’t mock me.

    Ooh, sorry. Looks like I touched a nerve.

  529. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:50

    Looks like I touched a nerve.

    GASP!

    You are DKWs mom!

  530. Whale Chowder said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:52

    WANT

    I’m waiting for the bobblehead.

  531. LittlePig said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:52

    What are 3 words David Brooks almost never hears?

    Quite an insight!

  532. Whale Chowder said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:53

    What are 3 words David Brooks almost never hears?

    “What. A. Man.”

    (I could go on long time, give you plenty lame jokes)

  533. tsam said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:53

    Love Thy Neighbor: A Story of War
    Train Go Sorry: Inside a Deaf World

    BAHHAHAHAHA!

    From Smut’s link…

  534. tsam said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:55

    Ooh, sorry. Looks like I touched a nerve.

    That’s a throbbing, giant V_R reference. NTMI?

  535. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:55

    BAHHAHAHAHA!

    Right, but you missed: A Gay and Melancholy Sound

    OMG! She’s a lesbian! They’re everywhere!!!!!

  536. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:56

    What are 3 words David Brooks almost never hears?

    “Men’s room? Left.”

  537. LittlePig said,

    May 11, 2010 at 22:57

    Tavis Smiley had some Arizona yaywho on the radio Sunday (Kyl, I believe), and I got really annoyed with the “citizens do not have to carry papers” line.

    Tavis was trying to be accommodating, or maybe he’s not as smart as I give him credit for, but that formulation makes me mad as a wet hen. I don’t know the formal name for the logical fallacy of “First, assume I’m right, then it easily follows that I am right”.

    citizens don’t have to carry papers.

    “But how do you know they are citizens, Senator?” I wish Tavis had asked him, “That you can’t tell by looking is the whole point”.

    That would have been reasonable. What was unreasonable, but dearly hoped-for nonetheless, would be for Tavis to follow that with “I know you’re real answer is a citizen is white, but what’s the phoney reason you tell folks like me?”

  538. actor212 said,

    May 11, 2010 at 23:00

    LP,

    If I was an immigrant, I would look the cop right in the eye and say “I don’t need to carry papers. I’m a citizen.”

    I think, under the statute, he cannot go past that. Now, it seems to me that any immigrant (or even alien) worth his salt is going to lie like a Persian rug to avoid capture.

  539. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 23:01

    That’s a throbbing, giant V_R reference.

    Well, somebody certainly thinks highly of himself…

  540. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 11, 2010 at 23:02

    citizens don’t have to carry papers.

    Yeah, this is so freaking insane and illustrates how disingenuous those motherfuckers really are.

  541. tsam said,

    May 11, 2010 at 23:05

    Right, but you missed: A Gay and Melancholy Sound

    OMG! She’s a lesbian! They’re everywhere!!!!!

    I don’t do on topic.

  542. tsam said,

    May 11, 2010 at 23:07

    Well, somebody certainly thinks highly of himself…

    False bravado is a virtue. Jesus told me that.

  543. tsam said,

    May 11, 2010 at 23:18

    Yeah, this is so freaking insane and illustrates how disingenuous those motherfuckers really are.

    Disingenuous or really not intelligent enough to figure it out? I’m not sure anymore.

  544. tsam said,

    May 11, 2010 at 23:19

    oh, I broke the thread.

  545. Whale Chowder said,

    May 11, 2010 at 23:21

    I’m still here, tsam. it’s those eletests on that other coast who’ve all gone off to have, like, actual lives and stuff.

  546. Whale Chowder said,

    May 11, 2010 at 23:21

    the bastards.

  547. trollmeister extraordinaire said,

    May 11, 2010 at 23:25

    Y cant you libs just figure out??? if obummaer installs a gay on the SOTUS gay will become the law of the land. it’s an abomanation and you know it. i dont care if kagan is a dyke with a subaru, its not my business. gays shoudmt be activist judges. it just shows that your the real racists.

  548. trollmeister extraordinaire said,

    May 11, 2010 at 23:26

    I’m still here, tsam. it’s those eletests on that other coast who’ve all gone off to have, like, actual lives and stuff.

    Look at ‘em, pretending they’re not uber-geeks. Balderdash, I say.

  549. tigris said,

    May 11, 2010 at 23:33

    Aww, Sully has another theory! He’s so cute!

    Sully: first, she’s straight/asexual, The second is that she is lesbian, and she remains in a glass closet, and the Obamaites, revealing their usual tone-deafness on gay issues, never asked and blundered into this. Third is that she’s a lesbian and it’s 42-dimensional chess-jitsu to get her in easily (though she’s totally super-duper liberal!) and make Repubs look bad.

    Really, because it’s just not possible nobody cared.

  550. OTB said,

    May 11, 2010 at 23:38

    548 comments…It’s a THREADOLANCHE!

    Yay yay yay yay!

  551. tsam said,

    May 11, 2010 at 23:39

    trollmeister extraordinaire said,

    May 11, 2010 at 23:26

    Oops–ha! Forgot to change the nym back.

  552. tsam said,

    May 11, 2010 at 23:43

    Really, because it’s just not possible nobody cared.

    I don’t care, but because of the extraordinary number of Google hits, I feel it is my sworn duty to call her a fuckin dyke without really calling her a dyke. But it’s none of my business if she’s a fucking carpet munching dyke.

    Fucking right wingers. Seriously, there is no bottom for them (Veiled buttsecks Reference). Nothing is too far. How insane can one get and still have a job writing in a place where another person could accidentally read it? (Veiled loaded gun in the nightstand Reference)

    mmmmm….carpet.

  553. Xecky Gilchrist said,

    May 11, 2010 at 23:44

    548 comments…It’s a THREADOLANCHE!

    No doubt! I love the huggier tone the place has these days but I can’t keep up with you all.

  554. Whale Chowder said,

    May 11, 2010 at 23:47

    Sully:

    Where’s that rope again?

    If you can’t find it*, I can lend you some…as long as I get to specify how you use it.

    *veiled fatty reference

  555. Brandi said,

    May 11, 2010 at 23:47

    2 cents–or a suggestion from someone with admittedly lousy marketing skills:

    [rest snipped]

    Yeah, but… well, at the highly probable risk of the recipient Not Getting It, I think the light touch would be more stylish.

  556. Tom M said,

    May 12, 2010 at 0:04

    i dont care if kagan is a dyke with a subaru

    More irresponsible speculation about a Saab owner. Sheesh, will it never end?

  557. tsam said,

    May 12, 2010 at 0:09

    Yeah, but… well, at the highly probable risk of the recipient Not Getting It, I think the light touch would be more stylish.

    Oh, I see. You’re one of those “high road” people who prefers using like, facts and logic and other liberal crap to persecute poor, innocent Christians. I suppose that’s better than my passive aggressive eye roll or muted laughing when I walk by one of those “hey look at me, I’m talking to God” people.

  558. tsam said,

    May 12, 2010 at 0:11

    More irresponsible speculation about a Saab owner. Sheesh, will it never end?

    Wouldn’t that be nice? Interjection from Captain Obvious: This shit has barely started. These confirmation hearings will be a worldwide embarassment.

  559. not a gator said,

    May 12, 2010 at 0:11

    The guy who trolls the intertubes for barebacking partners is concerned about semaen antics?

  560. Jack Elam said,

    May 12, 2010 at 0:13

    OT, but I would like to welcome David Cameron to the Prime Minstership of the United Kingdom:

    PISS SHIT FUCK ANUS CUNT WANKSHIT COCKNUTS AND GIGANTIC ARCING JETS OF RANCID CROCODILE SEMEN

  561. smut clyde said,

    May 12, 2010 at 0:14

    because of the extraordinary number of Google hits
    We cannot allow a Google-bomb gap!
    This is all part of the increasing virtuality of culture. Why go to all the trouble of setting up and reporting on an astroturf operation to simulate the appearance of an actual popular movement, when it’s easier to report on an on-line blog-swarm that simulates an astroturf operation?

    Also, and too, and correct me if I am wrong, but is Mr Brooks really taking his absence of knowledge about Elena Kagan’s activities and intellectual interests outside her legal scholarship (not to mention his absence of knowledge within her legal scholarship, what with it being all legally and scholarish and all), and turning his ignorance into grist for a column? I.e. he is not in a position to know what she does with her intellect, therefore she must be wasting it?

    If so, that would be sad, but also inspiring in an If-life-gives-you-cocks-make-cockade way.

  562. not a gator said,

    May 12, 2010 at 0:15

    Fucking right wingers. Seriously, there is no bottom for them (Veiled buttsecks Reference). Nothing is too far. How insane can one get and still have a job writing in a place where another person could accidentally read it? (Veiled loaded gun in the nightstand Reference)

    power bottoms who nevertheless feel the need to overcompensate? wait, scratch the power, just plain bottoms.

  563. tsam said,

    May 12, 2010 at 0:16

    OT, but I would like to welcome David Cameron to the Prime Minstership of the United Kingdom:

    PISS SHIT FUCK ANUS CUNT WANKSHIT COCKNUTS AND GIGANTIC ARCING JETS OF RANCID CROCODILE SEMEN

    A real fan, I see.

    Are you British, Jack? If so, I have to ashamedly admit I cannot understand what this voting procedure ruckus is all about. WTF?

  564. not a gator said,

    May 12, 2010 at 0:17

    Also, and too, and correct me if I am wrong, but is Mr Brooks really taking his absence of knowledge about Elena Kagan’s activities and intellectual interests outside her legal scholarship (not to mention his absence of knowledge within her legal scholarship, what with it being all legally and scholarish and all), and turning his ignorance into grist for a column?

    Yes.

    I.e. he is not in a position to know what she does with her intellect, therefore she must be wasting it?

    He’s in a position to find out if he damned well wanted to, but that’s what’s known as “work” and the leisure “productive” class does not “work”.

    Wait, I mean they work very, very hard! At not working.

  565. V. I. Lenin said,

    May 12, 2010 at 0:23

    Where’s that rope again?
    The capitalists will sell us some.

  566. tsam said,

    May 12, 2010 at 0:24

    Also, and too, and correct me if I am wrong, but is Mr Brooks really taking his absence of knowledge about Elena Kagan’s activities and intellectual interests outside her legal scholarship (not to mention his absence of knowledge within her legal scholarship, what with it being all legally and scholarish and all), and turning his ignorance into grist for a column? I.e. he is not in a position to know what she does with her intellect, therefore she must be wasting it?

    It upholds the conservative tradition. Not knowing anything about a subject makes it bad. Stem cell research, cloning, the genome project, global warming, oil spills, ecosystems, the list goes on and on. So instead of learning something about it, they paint themselves and experts on the subject. It’s highly effective since their target audience knows even less about the subjects.

    I don’t know anything about Elena Kagan, which makes her scary. Funny how not knowing something makes the subject the problem.

  567. tigris said,

    May 12, 2010 at 0:24

    Brooks: “About a decade ago, one began to notice a profusion of Organization Kids at elite college campuses.”

    One did? Jesus, right off the bat one knows Brooks is writing one of his trademark bullshit “some people are like this, other people are like that!” columns. Let me guess: Kagan is TOTALLY like that!

  568. tsam said,

    May 12, 2010 at 0:29

    Brooks: “About a decade ago, one began to notice a profusion of Organization Kids at elite college campuses.”

    If this is what passes for writing at the NYFT, I’m updating my fucking resume right now.

    No citation.
    What the fuck does that even mean?
    Let’s see, I have to make up a reason why everything is bad, so I’ll describe something completely harmless in super ominous tones–profusion. Shoulda used infestation, Dave.

    Fuckin Chumpasaurus Rex.

  569. Smut Clyde said,

    May 12, 2010 at 0:48

    Does Brooks always write “one did this” and “one noticed that” in the hope of elevating his alleged experiences into universal truths? One finds that irritating.

    Also, what was he doing hanging around elite college campuses a decade ago? PERVY OLD MAN.

  570. Substance McGravitas said,

    May 12, 2010 at 0:51

    Also, what was he doing hanging around elite college campuses a decade ago?

    He was looking for the salad bar.

  571. Cerberus said,

    May 12, 2010 at 0:55

    T&U-

    Oh, you see, it’s not about who you *fuck*, it’s about who you *love*. Hence, “sexual orientation” vs. “emotional orientation.” It’s fucking retarded (not even close to being satire).

    Wait, what?!?

    Don lead radioactive shielding and the heavy duty safety goggles, click the link, read, come back.

    The fuck is that shit?

    Speaking as one of the teeny tiny minority that would actually need a word to describe of being in love with someone without being sexually attracted to someone (it’s romantic orientation or really just the word romantic with one of the usual sexual orientation prefixes such as hetero-, bi-, homo-, or a- not that anyone gives a shit), what the fuck is that mealy mouthed shit about “emotional orientation” (a phrase I have literally never heard before today)?

    And more critically what the fuck is it doing prefixing an “I don’t care if she’s a dyke, but she’s a raging bulldyke” JAQing off session?

    Oh, it’s impossible that she’s hetero- or asexual because we don’t have an itemized list of her dating partners so she must be engaging in stealth muff-diving. Oh, it’s not really offensive, because I’m saying she might not actually be gay, but rather might just have fallen in love with another woman who she keeps chained in the basement on a 24/7 basis (Not-at-all-veiled lifeplay reference).

    What. The. Fuck.

    Oh god, the stupid is eating it’s way through the shielding! Evacuate, evacuate! No, don’t pull up the ladder, wait for me!

    Swim, swim, swim.

    Pant, pant, pant.

    ..you guys suck.

  572. Lurking Canadian said,

    May 12, 2010 at 0:57

    I think, under the statute, he cannot go past that. Now, it seems to me that any immigrant (or even alien) worth his salt is going to lie like a Persian rug to avoid capture.

    It sounds like the classic logic puzzle from Labyrinth. The solution is, when stopping a suspected illegal alien, to turn to a nearby suspected alien and ask, “What would your friend say if I asked him if he’s a citizen?”

    Then you just do the opposite!

    Now where’s Bowie?

  573. Lurking Canadian said,

    May 12, 2010 at 0:59

    ..you guys suck.

    Dude, you were warned about the mangoes.

  574. justme said,

    May 12, 2010 at 1:01

    What are 3 words David Brooks almost never hears?

    And yet, his wife says them. Frequently.

    So wait. DKW’s mom is Brooks’ wife?

  575. justme said,

    May 12, 2010 at 1:05

    He was looking for the salad bar.

    So that’s what the kids are calling it these days.

  576. Cerberus said,

    May 12, 2010 at 1:05

    tigris @23:33

    It’s even worse (burning old clothes stained with the acidic properties of Sully’s petty stupidity) than that. He states those three, then argues one and two are somehow unlikely (just cause, he gives no damn reason), so it must be the ju-jitsu option.

    Yeah, the idea that no one really gives a shit (I mean, yeah, it’d be great to have an out supreme court member, but if Kagan ain’t on the (gay) team, she ain’t on the team) outside of sex obsessed right-wing nutjobs who literally can’t handle a non-gender-conforming woman who doesn’t seem to have a man-chain dangling around her throat really hasn’t even begun to penetrate his thick skull.

    Really, it’s interesting to see them run whole-hog on the whole using “gay” as a codeword for jew and revealing how they believe any non-fembot woman or successful woman must be a muff-diver, but for fuck’s sake.

    Fine, fuck it. Wingnuts, she’s quadsexual. That’s right, while you were masturbating to your secret shame collection of hot young studs, us freaky liberals went out and invented two whole new sexes and a host of whole new sexual deviant lifestyles for our members to choose from. She also drags as D-K-W’s mom.

    Now go chase the rubber bally.

    Sigh, is there at least some hope that we can pass a few decent bills while all the wingnuts are obsessed with trying to find Kagan’s secret Playboy stash?

  577. Cerberus said,

    May 12, 2010 at 1:09

    Lurking Canadian-

    …true.

    But you guys still suck (VBJR).

  578. tsam said,

    May 12, 2010 at 1:15

    It sounds like the classic logic puzzle from Labyrinth. The solution is, when stopping a suspected illegal alien, to turn to a nearby suspected alien and ask, “What would your friend say if I asked him if he’s a citizen?”

    Definitely a classic paradox:

    Citizens do not need to carry proof of citizenship.
    All persons may be checked for citizenship without cause.
    Therefore illegal aliens, having no access to proof a citizenship are…ow, my head.

    What this boils down to is that nobody will carry proof of citizenship. Who fucking carries a passport to work? So if you’re brown skinned, strike 1. Have an accent, strike 2. Just “look wrong”, strike 3.

    In this game though, the umpire may call you out after 1 strike if you really miss badly.

  579. Djur said,

    May 12, 2010 at 1:17

    Holy crap, 500+ comments? How did that…

    [mboeh@orz:~] % lynx -nolist -nonumbers -dump http://www.sadlyno.com/archives/30906.html | grep ‘ said,’ | cut -d. -f2- | cut -c2- | perl -pe ‘s/ said,//’ | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn
    92 TruculentandUnreliable
    90 actor212
    61 not a gator
    60 Esteev
    41 vacuumslayer
    34 tsam
    17 smedley
    17 Dragon-King Wangchuck
    17 Big Bad Bald Bastard
    15 N__B
    12 kate
    10 Whale Chowder
    8 tigris
    7 Lurking Canadian
    – snip –

    … oh. GET A ROOM YOU KIDS *shakes fist*

    Hey, are we still talking about music? I feel like I missed the boat.

  580. tigris said,

    May 12, 2010 at 1:19

    Eight? Man, I am SLIPPING.

  581. shortale said,

    May 12, 2010 at 1:24

    I gave up on the Atlantic after 20 odd years. Articles about the looming threat of the Chinese navy, why we need a zillion F-22′s. etc. The gay Brit fatuous twit from central casting was just another in a bale of last straws. I fully expect it to show up on Infomania’s “How The F#@k is That a Magazine?” segment once they run out of sewage trade journals.

    With the smoking, stinking, bloated corpse of laissez faire economics on unavoidable display, there’s not much upside left in the chuckleheaded libertarian act. Take that way and there’s not much left to the conservative movement other than fag-hating.

    Will he have the good grace to just slip quietly away? I doubt it. I just hope he goes ballistically stupid, disgraces himself utterly, and gets a “thanks for the lulz” post on Krugman’s blog.

  582. Jack Elam said,

    May 12, 2010 at 1:29

    Are you British, Jack? If so, I have to ashamedly admit I cannot understand what this voting procedure ruckus is all about. WTF?

    Yes, and it would take too long to explain our entire electoral system. It’s possibly more retarded than the electoral college. Short version: the election ended in a draw, so Cameron needed to get in bed with the centre-left party to form a working government.

  583. Substance McGravitas said,

    May 12, 2010 at 1:32

    Eight? Man, I am SLIPPING.

    I didn’t make the cut. WAAAAAH!

  584. Djur said,

    May 12, 2010 at 1:35

    Yeah, you just have 4, Subby. I would have gone down to the 1s, but that was a long list.

  585. Lurking Canadian said,

    May 12, 2010 at 1:38

    Djur, you left out the most important statistic of all. How many times does DKW’s mom appear?

  586. Ah yes, the prattle said,

    May 12, 2010 at 1:42

    No doubt! I love the huggier tone the place has these days but I can’t keep up with you all.

    The huggier and “look at me, I’m pretty” tone is awesome and all but the History Thread would be up to the year 10,000 by now if it had been in effect a few years back.

    P.S. Please, don’t anybody tell some of these folks about the secret threads.

  587. Looch said,

    May 12, 2010 at 1:48

    Secret threads?

    Where?

  588. Djur said,

    May 12, 2010 at 1:52

    DKW’s mom is generally too busy to appear here.

    Seriously, though:

    [mboeh@orz:~] % lynx -nolist -nonumbers -dump http://www.sadlyno.com/archives/30906.html | grep -i mom | egrep -e ‘DKW|your mom|his mom’ | sort | uniq | wc -l
    18

    Visual inspection indicates one of these is a duplicate.

  589. tigris said,

    May 12, 2010 at 1:58

    Visual inspection indicates one of these is a duplicate.

    Huh, I heard that with her once was enough. More than, even.

  590. Nom de Plume said,

    May 12, 2010 at 2:17

    92 TruculentandUnreliable
    90 actor212
    61 not a gator
    60 Esteev
    41 vacuumslayer
    34 tsam
    17 smedley
    17 Dragon-King Wangchuck
    17 Big Bad Bald Bastard
    15 N__B
    12 kate
    10 Whale Chowder
    8 tigris
    7 Lurking Canadian

    The good news is that there are some very funny people in that list. Though I sometimes wonder if they ever sleep.

  591. N__B said,

    May 12, 2010 at 2:24

    They’re not funny. They just smell that way.

  592. D-KW's mom said,

    May 12, 2010 at 2:24

    You guys come back to bed, I’m getting cold!

  593. N__B said,

    May 12, 2010 at 2:25

    Oooh. 16. No wait! 17.

  594. LittlePig said,

    May 12, 2010 at 2:25

    Where?

    It’s a secret.

  595. Brandi said,

    May 12, 2010 at 2:25

    Oh, I see. You’re one of those “high road” people who prefers using like, facts and logic and other liberal crap to persecute poor, innocent Christians.

    Or, if you prefer, I think insults along the lines of “And I bet your mother had a loud bark” funnier than the obvious ones.

  596. LittlePig said,

    May 12, 2010 at 2:27

    Huggier?

    Hmmmmmm, I don’t know that I’d go far.

  597. Lurking Canadian said,

    May 12, 2010 at 2:27

    7 Lurking Canadian

    See? I told you was not posting too fast. FY once more WP!

  598. LittlePig said,

    May 12, 2010 at 2:28

    go that far.

  599. LittlePig said,

    May 12, 2010 at 2:29

    See? I told you was not posting too fast. FY once more WP!

    Well, you gotta realize that some of your packets are carried by dogsled, so there’s the pooped pooch factor to consider.

  600. jim said,

    May 12, 2010 at 2:30

    599th (or so)!

    If I was gay, I think that picture would be more than enough to make me want to take a walk on the mild side. Eccccchhhhhh.

    It seems Teh One True Messiah has some new followers: rats & snakes.

    To be honest, this stunt pulled by the Teabaggers in Maine may prove to be their undoing. They are creating the possibility of a 3 party system. It will be Left, Right, and Medicated.

    You’re at the point where the attention-whores are burning everyone out at the very mention of them. It winds up being less & less about politics, & more & more about getting the idiot orb of a TeeVee camera to MEAK ME IMMORTAL … so now they’re basically auditioning for the gritty feature-length cinematic reboot of Jackass (starring Keanu Reeves & Dane Cook, directed by James Cameron).

    Let’s just say that if you own any poultry, you might want to keep a close eye on them … & get them some bite-proof neckwear.

  601. Snorghagen said,

    May 12, 2010 at 2:30

    Cameron needed to get in bed with the centre-left party to form a working government.

    Is Cameron in a strong enough position to seriously fuck things up?

  602. N__B said,

    May 12, 2010 at 2:34

    So my first post in the thread was at 11:43 S,N! Standard Time and it’s now approximately 3:35 SNST, giving 15 hours, 52 minutes of N__B time. My average snark velocity is therefore 1.07 posts per hour.

    T&U, on the other hand, posted 92 times between 13:56 and 23:02, or 102.2 posts per hour.

  603. N__B said,

    May 12, 2010 at 2:35

    Whoops, slipped a decimal. [Background sfx: crash and sirens] T&U is at 8.4 pph.

  604. Looch said,

    May 12, 2010 at 2:35

    It’s a secret.

    That doesn’t sound too huggy.

  605. Whale Chowder said,

    May 12, 2010 at 2:37

    N__B, you use that math on the buildings you do?

    You slipped a decimal there, somewhere.

  606. N__B said,

    May 12, 2010 at 2:38

    Whale Chowder:

    See my addendum.

    Also, my duodenum.

  607. Cerberus said,

    May 12, 2010 at 2:42

    N_B

    What about your dodecahedron?

  608. N__B said,

    May 12, 2010 at 2:43

    What about your dodecahedron?

    My platonic solids belong to D-KW’s mother.

  609. Cerberus said,

    May 12, 2010 at 2:52

    N_B

    Sounds messy.

  610. N__B said,

    May 12, 2010 at 2:54

    The tetrahedron is especially painful.

  611. Xecky Gilchrist said,

    May 12, 2010 at 3:04

    Huggier?

    Hmmmmmm, I don’t know that I’d go [that] far.

    Yeah, that wasn’t quite the right word. But I still haven’t gotten over the reflex that when I see there are over 500 comments of thinking “oh shit, Troofie got in again and is posting a stinking yellow stream of OH GAHAAAAWWWWD I HAAATE LIBERAALS SOOOOO MUUUCH GUUUAHAHAAAHAAHAAHHH LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL”

    Maybe “etchingier” instead of “huggier”?

  612. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 12, 2010 at 3:06

    Oh, Jesus. That’s embarrassing. No wonder I never get anything done. SAD.

    PS: 93, bitches!

    PPS:I have been lurking for quite a while, you know…

  613. Substance McGravitas said,

    May 12, 2010 at 3:10

    Whoops, slipped a decimal. [Background sfx: crash and sirens] T&U is at 8.4 pph.

    Know who else couldn’t get divisions straight?

  614. Xecky Gilchrist said,

    May 12, 2010 at 3:10

    T&U – no guilt attaches, dollink.

    I rolled up a few good post counts back in the days when my work wasn’t making me work very much.

  615. Smut Clyde said,

    May 12, 2010 at 3:45

    Know who else couldn’t get divisions straight?
    TOO SOON.

  616. Lurking Canadian said,

    May 12, 2010 at 4:40

    Know who else couldn’t get divisions straight?

    Early versions of the Pentium?

  617. N__B said,

    May 12, 2010 at 4:42

    OT…for those unfamiliar with the Buffalo Beast, enjoy: http://www.buffalobeast.com/?p=1645

  618. Brandi said,

    May 12, 2010 at 5:22

    But I still haven’t gotten over the reflex that when I see there are over 500 comments of thinking “oh shit, Troofie got in again ….”

    You’re not alone.

  619. tsam said,

    May 12, 2010 at 5:26

    Or, if you prefer, I think insults along the lines of “And I bet your mother had a loud bark” funnier than the obvious ones.

    That’s more like it! Get ‘em, Brandi!

  620. tsam said,

    May 12, 2010 at 5:27

    Hey hey hey you guys hey.

    Um I got like a um joke, k?

    Ok

    Are you listening? Ok

    How did that go again?

    Oh yeah. Ok.

    How do you wake Lady Gaga up?

  621. tsam said,

    May 12, 2010 at 5:28

    Give up?

    Poker Face

    BAAAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH

    But seriously folks…. Airplane food…what’s up with that?

  622. tsam said,

    May 12, 2010 at 5:30

    92 TruculentandUnreliable

    Who da queen?

  623. Jack Elam said,

    May 12, 2010 at 12:26

    Is Cameron in a strong enough position to seriously fuck things up?

    Not quite. There’ll probably be another election soon. Wait until you meet our new foreign secretary. You won’t understand a word he’s saying.

  624. actor212 said,

    May 12, 2010 at 15:39

    90 actor212

    Hmm. I’ll have to up my meth.

  625. Tone in DC said,

    May 12, 2010 at 16:33

    not a gator said,

    May 11, 2010 at 20:31

    Exactly. But because they’re brown, Rush Limbaugh lady had better watch out!

    They might be a GANG looking to GET HER. They’re going to break into her seedy apartment and PLAY MIND GAMES with her 11 cats.

    It’s like the METRO ROWDIES all over again!

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    Oh AYUH.

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