Nov
9

An Idea That Could Not Possibly Fail




Posted at 0:01 by Tintin


ABOVE: Mr. Carrie Lukas (face and eyebrows untouched by Photoshop)

Shorter Carrie Lukas, Forbe$
Here’s How The GOP Can Overcome Women’s Trust Issues With Conservatives

  • To attract more women voters, the GOP needs to convince women that they aren’t women, but instead are simply men with vaginas oddly-shaped penises.

I love the post-electoral gyrations that we’re seeing by the wingnuts claiming that the best way to get the votes from groups that they didn’t get this time around — you know, women, blacks and hispanics — is to double down on conservative positions. This is pretty much the same thing as speeding away at 90 mph from the cop who just gave you a speeding ticket.   Carrie Lukas comes at this problem in a different way.  It’s not enough to adjust the message and make it more wingnutty to get the female vote.  You can’t simply make sure that next time around you propose imprisoning gay people or using Medicaid to fund tax credits for purchases of yachts.  No,  you need to go one step further and  convince women that they really aren’t any different from men.

Here’s a fact: Men alone would have elected a President Romney. Women—who cast about 54 percent of the votes in this election—gave President Obama a double-digit margin, and another four years in the White House.

What this means, of course, is not that Republican positions are unfavorable to women, but that womenz iz stoopid and must be educated that the white Republican men truly have all women’s best interests at heart.

One place to start would be the wage gap. Policy wonks may know that the idea that women are paid “77-cents-on-the-dollar” for the same work as a man has been thoroughly debunked. The statistical gap between men and women’s earnings is driven by the different choices men and women make about how to spend their time, and study after study shows that the gap shrivels once factors like industry and hours worked are taken into account.

I throroughly advocate that the Republicans convert women to their cause by spending the next four years by telling women that the reason for the gender wage gap is not because they are women but because most womenz is lazy and that any womenz who don’t understand that iz plain-out stoopid. Please, be my guest, Carrie. That’s a great idea. And while you’re at it, be sure to point out that if women would stop having babies all together, the gap would entirely disappear. I guarantee you that women will be beating down the doors of local GOP offices to get in and join.

Conservatives also need to be better prepared to respond when women’s health issues take center stage. … Essentially no one questions whether women should have access to contraception: Of course they should. Those who oppose the HHS mandate simply believe that government has no business compelling people to violate their religious convictions.

Again, I thoroughly endorse this idea. Republicans should also spend the next four years telling women that their male employer’s religious belief that the pill is an abortifacient straight from the pits of Hell is the reason that insurance pays for his ED meds but not his female employees birth control pills. Please. You can’t say that enough. Women will be dying to become Republicans once that is made clear to them.


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317 Comments »

  1. wiley said,

    November 9, 2012 at 0:05

    first?

  2. wiley said,

    November 9, 2012 at 0:05

    yep.

  3. Substance McGravitas said,

    November 9, 2012 at 0:09

    The statistical gap between men and women’s earnings is driven by the different choices men and women make about how to spend their time

    If women all chose husbands who would mind the baby, FINE.

  4. paleotectonics said,

    November 9, 2012 at 0:10

    Farts?

  5. paleotectonics said,

    November 9, 2012 at 0:12

    BOZO TEH COCKSUCKER: “THIRD BASE!”

  6. histrogeek said,

    November 9, 2012 at 0:15

    Wow. How do you double down after you’ve lost everything? I hope that they follow Carrie’s advice. It will be the final nail in the modern GOP. Then maybe I can vote Green sometimes.

  7. bbkf said,

    November 9, 2012 at 0:18

    oh…hello!

  8. N__B said,

    November 9, 2012 at 0:23

    Women aren’t men with oddly-shaped penii. Women are men with internal testicles!

    Sheesh.

  9. bbkf said,

    November 9, 2012 at 0:27

    The statistical gap between men and women’s earnings is driven by the different choices men and women make about how to spend their time

    the different ‘choices’ about how to spend their time? yep…those latino ladies working in the blood-pit at jennie-o sure made a selfish choice to be there…couldn’t stay at home with all their mexican brats, now could they? and a well-paying white collar job? too lazy and stupid…amirite?

    this woman deserves a twunt punt…

  10. tigris said,

    November 9, 2012 at 0:32

    Those who oppose the HHS mandate simply believe that government has no business compelling people to violate their religious convictions.

    OK, so how about religious institutions get the option of a higher-priced insurance which doesn’t cover contraception(this cost can’t be passed on to the employee), and employees get the option to get contraception coverage on their own from the same insurance company by “purchasing” a rider, which would consist of receiving a refund of the difference of the slightly higher insurance to regular insurance(this refund can’t be passed on to the employer)?

  11. Major Kong said,

    November 9, 2012 at 0:42

    this woman deserves a twunt punt…

    A few months working in the blood-pit at jennie-o might do her some good. I mean, hey, they’re supposed to be all about the hard work – right?

  12. Pupienus Maximus said,

    November 9, 2012 at 0:44

    Dear Ms. Lukas,

    I find your ideas intriguing. What can I do to help you spread your message? Perhaps a newsletter or website?

    Very sincerely yours,
    Pupienus Maximus

  13. D Johnston said,

    November 9, 2012 at 0:49

    One place to start would be the wage gap. Policy wonks Posters at the Spearhead may know that the idea that women are paid “77-cents-on-the-dollar” for the same work as a man has been thoroughly debunked.

    Fixed that for you, Carrie.

    (Why do people even pull that “Everyone knows X isn’t true”? Haven’t figured out hyperlinks yet?)

  14. D Johnston said,

    November 9, 2012 at 0:56

    the different ‘choices’ about how to spend their time?

    Ah, I see you’re unfamiliar with this particular line of…let’s say “logic” for the sake of argument. Men’s Rights types have long claimed that the reason women get paid less is that they insist on that whole “perpetuating the species through childbirth” thing and that this is what results in the pay gap. Of course, recent studies take that into account, and find that women who never take maternity leave or reduced hours also earn less.

  15. Bozo the Cocksucker said,

    November 9, 2012 at 1:14

    JESUS FUCK IT’S AN ALIEN

  16. Bozo the Cocksucker said,

    November 9, 2012 at 1:15

    Seriously, it’s this girl’s aunt or something:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ie7oDMY1aCQ

  17. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    November 9, 2012 at 1:21

    Seriously, it’s this girl’s aunt or something:

    Ahhhhh… UNCANNY VALLEY!!!

  18. tsam said,

    November 9, 2012 at 1:40

    Sorry to go OT so fast, but you all MUST SEE THIS.

    This is a 9 year old girl playing running back in a boys league football.

    35 Touchdowns
    232 Carries
    1911 Yards.
    (That’s only be bested in the NFL a few times, playing 16 games, not the 6 or 8 that these little guys would be playing)

    Sam Gordon, 9 year old football prodigy, and girl.

  19. tsam said,

    November 9, 2012 at 1:45

    Policy wonks may know that the idea that women are paid “77-cents-on-the-dollar” for the same work as a man has been thoroughly debunked

    O RLY?
    I like how when the GOP is faced with a fact they don’t want to face they just deny it’s existence. They must fucking DOMINATE when they’re playing Peek-a-boo.

  20. tsam said,

    November 9, 2012 at 1:47

    Policy wonks may know that Carrie spends all her spare time sucking dicks at a truck stop for meth.

    See? Makes it true, right?

  21. bargal20 said,

    November 9, 2012 at 1:48

    Wait…I’m pretty sure Carrie Lukas was eaten by the Blair witch back in 1999.

  22. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    November 9, 2012 at 2:17

    They’ve got Sean Hannity working on Latino outreach, this is a plan coming together.
    ~

  23. tsam will bogart your thread said,

    November 9, 2012 at 2:21

    More schadenfreudey stuff like pumpin pie after turkey, bro!

  24. CRA said,

    November 9, 2012 at 2:38

    Policy wonks may know that the idea that women are paid “77-cents-on-the-dollar” for the same work as a man has been thoroughly debunked.

    If policy wonks = Limbaugh fans, and thoroughly debunked = you’re lying feminazi sluts, then yeah.

    Of course, recent studies take that into account, and find that women who never take maternity leave or reduced hours also earn less.

    Funny how specialists think of angles that cretins don’t. A global warming “skeptic” once explained to me that the earth warms and cools over time. I wonder if the climate scientists remember to factor that in?

  25. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    November 9, 2012 at 2:44

    Look, Rush Limbaugh is on the case, too!

    Youth, the youth vote! I tell you what we should do, let’s announce, starting around Christmastime, so that we can get close to being Santa Claus ourselves, let’s announce that we are for the legalization of marijuana, and that as a party we’re in favor of forgiving all student loans . . . Is that how we do it?

    All these examples . . . Latinos! We’re not going to get the Latino vote by opening the borders and saying, you know what? Let anybody in who wants to come in.

    Women. Let’s start our own abortion industry. Let’s go out and get the women’s vote. I just want you to think, would that work?

    That’s right, Rush. All the ladies want abortions. Lots of them! You’ve finally figured it out.
    ~

  26. paleotectonics said,

    November 9, 2012 at 2:45

    Women are men with internal testicles

    Little lady testiclees.

  27. KWillow said,

    November 9, 2012 at 2:51

    …A global warming “skeptic” once explained to me that the earth warms and cools over time…

    An acquaintance of mine sneered when I pointed out all the Arctic ice was melting, and told me the ice would “cool the oceans down” and neutralize oceanic warming. I was silenced. How can one argue with that?

  28. KWillow said,

    November 9, 2012 at 2:53

    … his point was that “Nature” was correcting the (not happening) warming by itself.

  29. Pupienus, Doctor of Anathematics said,

    November 9, 2012 at 2:55

    Women are men with interna testicles.

    Fixed, or something, to reflect the reality of at least one S,N! denizen.

  30. gocart mozart said,

    November 9, 2012 at 2:59

    Another conservative who is surprised that Romney lost. She looks very very surprised. Does she always look that surprised?

  31. gocart mozart said,

    November 9, 2012 at 3:02

    Wait till she finds out that she will never make the same salary as Steve Doocey.

  32. DAS said,

    November 9, 2012 at 3:03

    I like how in the GOP world ensuring that women earn the same wages as men for the same work interferes with employer flexibility. I wonder if in their world the 13th amendment interferes with labor flexibility? Wait a minute … I think I know the answer …

  33. paleotectonics said,

    November 9, 2012 at 3:03

    More schadenfreudey stuff like pumpin pie after turkey, bro!

    More drama than a Telemundo soap opera! AAAA-HAHAHAHAHA!

  34. Cerberus said,

    November 9, 2012 at 3:09

    itdgy-

    I like how Rush views it as unthinkable to try and court voters from a demographic by even pretending to give a fuck about issues that matter to them. What, young whippersnappers have the right to vote?!? Why would we deign to pretend to give a fuck about student loans or some young person shit like we needed people to vote for us for any other reason than spite and an ability to remember Segregation fondly.

    What’s that? That’s unsustainable and we need to at least pretend to court somebody if we’re going to have a hope in hell of winning many more elections into the future?

    Well… fuck.

  35. Substance McGravitas said,

    November 9, 2012 at 3:09

    How can one argue with that?

    Ask what forms the swizzle stick.

  36. Carrie "Femalien" Lukas said,

    November 9, 2012 at 3:10

    Policy wonks may know that the idea that Obama was re-elected and conservative ideas were soundly rejected by a majority has been thoroughly debunked.

  37. Cerberus said,

    November 9, 2012 at 3:11

    KWillow-

    Flowcharts.

    And a baseball bat.

    Actually, skip the flowcharts.

  38. Major Kong said,

    November 9, 2012 at 3:13

    …A global warming “skeptic” once explained to me that the earth warms and cools over time…

    Well, my car broke on it’s own once, so by that logic I can never hurt it.

    Woo! Hoo! (steers for nearest guardrail)

  39. Carrie "The Thing that Came from Macy's" Lukas said,

    November 9, 2012 at 3:15

    Policy wonks may know that the idea that speaking out one’s ass to agree with people with lots of money being a highly lucrative and work-free career has been thoroughly debunked.

  40. Gary Ruppert said,

    November 9, 2012 at 3:16

    The fact is, liberals…. you will be sorry. You stabbed real Americans in the back. You are taking everything from the makers and putting nothing back. You are a bunch of leaches bleeding us dry – the deficit, Obamacare, welfare. You are making business owners close down and stop creating wealth. You are softening us up for invasion by third worlders by maing one of them our president again. The world knows you are idiots.

  41. Carrie "Visual Proof a Loving God Does Not Exist" Lukas said,

    November 9, 2012 at 3:19

    Policy wonks may know that the idea that Gary barely ever tries anymore has been thoroughly debunked.

  42. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    November 9, 2012 at 3:20

    Women. Let’s start our own abortion industry. Let’s go out and get the women’s vote. I just want you to think, would that work?

    Silly Rush, Republicans already started their own abortion industry.

  43. Carrie "Seriously, That Outfit" Lukas said,

    November 9, 2012 at 3:28

    Policy wonks may know that the idea of one of the female persuasion dressing like a man to avoid being affected by the gender pay disparity being effective has been thoroughly debunked.

  44. paleotectonics said,

    November 9, 2012 at 3:29

    B^4, post teh Gawker link to youtube crazy lady – I had quite the fun wake up audio 10Q very much!

  45. paleotectonics said,

    November 9, 2012 at 3:30

    Carrie’s been bitter since the pigs blood incident.

  46. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    November 9, 2012 at 3:31

    B^4, post teh Gawker link to youtube crazy lady – I had quite the fun wake up audio 10Q very much!

    It’s gone viral- she reminds me of that psycho Wife Swap “God Warrior” woman.

  47. N__B said,

    November 9, 2012 at 3:38

    Man…Arkham just keep the Joker inside.

  48. bughunter said,

    November 9, 2012 at 3:43

    More drama than a Telemundo soap opera! AAAA-HAHAHAHAHA!

    Boo Hoo, I can’t believe that what I refused to believe would happen, happened!”

  49. El Manquécito said,

    November 9, 2012 at 3:45

    That’s some good Gary there, well done.

    ALL ONE GUY.

  50. Substance McGravitas said,

    November 9, 2012 at 3:50

    It’s gone viral- she reminds me of that psycho Wife Swap “God Warrior” woman.

    Audio extracted, we’ll see what we can get done.

  51. Just Alison, who can't be buggered thinking of something clever to write said,

    November 9, 2012 at 3:51

    Apropos of nothing (or as you young ‘uns say, OT), just found this after an article about Michael Palin’s new book/show about Brazil:
    Gregyank
    10/13/2012 10:58 AM
    “There were
    estimated to be some five million Indians in Brazil when the Portuguese
    began to settle here early in the 16th century. Today, after the
    depredations of slavery, disease and loss of land to loggers, farmers and
    miners, they number no more than 300,000.”

    The estimates vary wildly and the high ones are nonsense. The fact is that the Europeans have dramatically increased the population of Indians everywhere.

    Gary? Gary, is that you?

  52. bughunter said,

    November 9, 2012 at 3:51

    This is one of my favorite wingnut tantrum threads.

    Really dude? You’re gonna deprive yourself of most modern conveniences, barricade yourself in your home and load rounds for your guns, treat all authority with suspicion, and only socialize with those of like mind? And you say liberals are the threat… riiiight.

  53. Lancelot Link said,

    November 9, 2012 at 3:59

    The fact is, Fake Gary Ruppert isn’t even nearly as over-the-top as the real wingnuts.

  54. tigris said,

    November 9, 2012 at 4:01

    Women. Let’s start our own abortion industry. Let’s go out and get the women’s vote. I just want you to think, would that work?

    Before I answer, do I get a free abortion after 12 abortions or something? Because that’s the only reason I vote Dem.

  55. tigris said,

    November 9, 2012 at 4:03

    You stabbed real Americans in the back.

    Those are the spurs. ENJOY.

  56. sparks said,

    November 9, 2012 at 4:03

    Really dude? You’re gonna deprive yourself of most modern conveniences, barricade yourself in your home and load rounds for your guns, treat all authority with suspicion, and only socialize with those of like mind?

    Last time I knew someone who did that, he was whacked out of his mind on a combination of smack and crack and whatever else he could get his hands on. All visitors had to knock on the back door, and be willing to have a pistol shoved in their face.

  57. Smut Clyde said,

    November 9, 2012 at 4:09

    Those are the spurs. ENJOY.
    To the bridle suite, Gary! tigris has begun her rein of terror!

  58. El Manquécito said,

    November 9, 2012 at 4:13

    Those are the spurs. ENJOY.
    To the bridle suite, Gary! tigris has begun her rein of terror!

    tigris rides bareback through the thread

  59. N__B said,

    November 9, 2012 at 4:18

    Gary has been looking for a stable relationship.

  60. Spearhafoc, who waits dreaming in his house at R'lyeh said,

    November 9, 2012 at 4:20

    Turd Blossom says Obama “suppressed the vote” by convincing people not to vote for Romney.

  61. Smut Clyde said,

    November 9, 2012 at 4:25

    Gary has been looking for a stable relationship.

    Where better than at Saddle,No! ?

  62. El Manquécito said,

    November 9, 2012 at 4:26

    Gary has been looking for a stable relationship.

    But, once again, he faces a Hobson’s choice.

  63. N__B said,

    November 9, 2012 at 4:27

    No alterations necessary:

    He rode a blazing saddle
    He wore a shining star
    His job to offer battle
    To bad guys near and far

  64. Jeffraham Prestonian said,

    November 9, 2012 at 4:36

    Where better than at Saddle,No! ?

    Do the math.

    Saddle, No! = bareback
    + commando = Lady Godiva
    .

  65. wiley said,

    November 9, 2012 at 4:38

    The relief doesn’t seem commensurate with the bullet we just dodged. One big sigh of relief and then he we are. Where we were. Not really feeling the schadenfreude much right now because most of the opposition just disgust me at this point.

    Feeling grateful though— thanks Latinos, African-Americans, women, Asians, Muslims, young people and white men who voted for Obama.

  66. Major Kong said,

    November 9, 2012 at 4:47

    Those are the spurs. ENJOY.

    Sigh, Gary gets all the fun.

  67. CRA said,

    November 9, 2012 at 4:47

    The estimates vary wildly and the high ones are nonsense. The fact is that the Europeans have dramatically increased the population of Indians everywhere.

    Oh sure, this is like saying the holocaust boosted the number of Jews in the world. I bet that maybe, by 2012, and including the whole of South America, and some people who are of mixed ancestry, there are once again more native Americans than before disease killed 90%+ of them off. Centuries later. If the question is reduced to North America, well no, not by a factor of thousands.

  68. tsam said,

    November 9, 2012 at 4:48

    An acquaintance of mine sneered when I pointed out all the Arctic ice was melting, and told me the ice would “cool the oceans down” and neutralize oceanic warming. I was silenced. How can one argue with that?

    That’s exactly how it works in a glass of ice water!

  69. Journal of the Plague Year said,

    November 9, 2012 at 4:52

    I very much enjoyed this offering from Free Republic:

    For 48 hours, I have pondered the retaliation. It is here and it is now. BOYCOTT all blue states!. Isn’t that correct? Buy nothing from these parasite states. ZERO!!. Do not watch or listen to any media emitting from these leaching states.Everybody stop.Do it now and spread the word. Don’t ever go there again. Do not facilitate these leaches. EVER AGAIN! They will eat their young.

    Yes, I know: IT’S ALWAYS PROJECTION. Still, this is several different kinds of incomprehension…

  70. N__B said,

    November 9, 2012 at 4:53

    They will eat their young.

    Bullshit. Mini__B isn’t even dinner for four.

  71. CRA said,

    November 9, 2012 at 4:53

    That’s exactly how it works in a glass of ice water!

    He’s got a point. Tsam, what can farts in an elevator teach us about the atmosphere?

  72. Smut Clyde said,

    November 9, 2012 at 4:54

    Those are the spurs. ENJOY.
    Sigh, Gary gets all the fun.

    Some panels come to mind from “Frank’s Faux Pa”, involving Whim and Manhog, but I can’t find a copy on the Interlattice.

  73. tsam said,

    November 9, 2012 at 4:57

    Fox News-broadcast from….NEE YORK CITY. I encourage every conser ati e to boycott blue states.

  74. tigris said,

    November 9, 2012 at 4:58

    That’s exactly how it works in a glass of ice water!

    I know if I see two glasses, one with ice and one where all the ice is melted, I should choose the cold cold melted one.

  75. N__B said,

    November 9, 2012 at 5:00

    “Babylon, nee York City.”

  76. tsam said,

    November 9, 2012 at 5:01

    He’s got a point. Tsam, what can farts in an elevator teach us about the atmosphere?

    That a gas occupies all of a volume. I don’t know how that relates to cold water swirling with warm water and dramatically changing and intensifying ocean currents.

  77. tsam said,

    November 9, 2012 at 5:02

    Does the ice stop melting even as the water gets cold cold?

  78. CRA said,

    November 9, 2012 at 5:04

    For 48 hours, I have pondered the retaliation. It is here and it is now. BOYCOTT all blue states!. Isn’t that correct? Buy nothing from these parasite states. ZERO!!. Do not watch or listen to any media emitting from these leaching states. Everybody stop. Do it now and spread the word. Don’t ever go there again. Do not facilitate these leaches. EVER AGAIN! They will eat their young.

    Forty-eight whole hours of pondering? Unparalleled!

    This plan hinges on them not learning where stuff comes from, or how it’s made, so it’ll succeed handily. They hate product labels and thinking about consumption and all that hippie shit! You can put actual disease-ridden feces in their food, and the villain is the person who points it out.

    If the nation split in two, we could just export stuff to them. Bribe their politicians to let it through, bingo bango they’re eating 30% uranium hot dogs and doing viral marketing for them on YouTube.

  79. tsam said,

    November 9, 2012 at 5:11

    My iPhone is an asshole

  80. tigris said,

    November 9, 2012 at 5:11

    It is the melting that makes it cold so if it stops melting it warms up. That my friend is SCIENCE.

  81. CRA said,

    November 9, 2012 at 5:16

    When one half of the earth is hot, it shades itself, early and often.

    When the whole thing is cold, it jumps around, drinks some lava, and rubs its continents together.

  82. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    November 9, 2012 at 5:25

    More from the Right-wing Hive Mind:

    Fox’s Tantaros Claims “Free Birth Control” Drove Women’s Vote: “Turns Out They Are One-Issue Voters”

    ~

  83. Pupienus said,

    November 9, 2012 at 5:25

    Where better than at Saddle,No! ?

    Let’s hear the yeas and neighs.

  84. jim the heretical anti-cliff lemming said,

    November 9, 2012 at 5:44

    Ooh, she also is the scribe producing such gems as “More Government Isn’t The Key To Women’s Retirement Secuirty” & “Government Food Nannies Eat Away At Our Freedom & Prosperity”!

    She bills herself as the managing director of the Independent Women’s Forum, who describe themselves as “a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) research and educational institution.”

    Go to their “About” page & hey! What’s this I see?

    IWF Directors Emeritae:

    Lynne V. Cheney
    Midge Decter
    Kimberly O. Dennis
    Wendy Lee Gramm
    Randy P. Kendrick
    Elizabeth Lurie (deceased)
    Kate O’Beirne
    Louise V. Oliver
    Sally Pipes
    Nancy M. Pfotenhauer
    R. Gaull Silberman (deceased)

    What, Phyllis Schlafly wouldn’t return their calls?
    That word – “non-partisan” – I do not think it means what you think it means.

  85. Yoop said,

    November 9, 2012 at 5:53

    …and when it has parasites it bites and scratches.
    And shakes also, Too.

  86. Xecky Gilchrist said,

    November 9, 2012 at 6:00

    Some panels come to mind from “Frank’s Faux Pa”

    Ha, yes.

    Jim Woodring is a benign psycho treasure.

  87. Just Alison, who can't be buggered thinking of something clever to write said,

    November 9, 2012 at 6:25

    CRA said,
    November 9, 2012 at 5:16

    When one half of the earth is hot, it shades itself, early and often.

    When the whole thing is cold, it jumps around, drinks some lava, and rubs its continents together.

    CRA, I love you and want to bear your children (electronically, of course).

    And a bit of blog-pimping: a post from my boss, and one from me.

    No, two from me, because I just can’t get over the shadenfreudy yuks.

  88. CRA said,

    November 9, 2012 at 6:29

    Aww that’s nice, Alison. I’ll look at those links tomorrow.
    I’m pretty sure they’ll be sweeter when viewed at work!

  89. Yoop said,

    November 9, 2012 at 6:34

    Sweet Holy, … http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2012/11/08/mittenfreude/

  90. jim the heretical anti-cliff lemming said,

    November 9, 2012 at 6:35

    Mitchell Cait-Goldenthal FTW!

  91. Yoop said,

    November 9, 2012 at 6:50

    Have I mentioned I love this place?
    I wanna meet Mitchell.
    Have I mentioned that I hat typing on a phone?
    …dtunk?
    Huh???

    HAVE I??!!??111?

  92. Yoop said,

    November 9, 2012 at 6:54

    Hatting the type.
    Heh.

  93. Bitter Scribe said,

    November 9, 2012 at 6:58

    “Why won’t those lazy, whiny sluts vote for us?”

  94. Another Kiwi said,

    November 9, 2012 at 8:02

    bughunter said,
    This is one of my favorite wingnut tantrum threads.

    Now that is funny. Some KREYATIVE spelling there.

  95. smut clyde said,

    November 9, 2012 at 8:26

    Do not watch or listen to any media emitting from these leaching states.

    Imma guessing from this spelling of ‘leech’ that the author has extensive experience with toxic waste dumps.

  96. Another Kiwi said,

    November 9, 2012 at 9:09

    His spelling is such that I think he has gone Galt from his spellchecker

  97. The Principal Contributt said,

    November 9, 2012 at 9:39

    The worst part of all the rampant, overwrought galtian butthurt splattered all over the less-intelligent areas of the internet? Seeing the word “leach” used instead of “leech” over and over and over.

    Not just here. Everywhere.

    I suppose the spelling nazi in me deserves this pain in exchange for the years worth of schadenfreude I’ve enjoyed the past few days.

  98. Lancelot Link said,

    November 9, 2012 at 9:55

    BOYCOTT all blue states!. Isn’t that correct? Buy nothing from these parasite states. ZERO!!. Do not watch or listen to any media emitting from these leaching states. Everybody stop. Do it now and spread the word. Don’t ever go there again. Do not facilitate these leaches. EVER AGAIN!
    Free Republic is based in California. How’s that going to work? Do they boycott themselves?

  99. Hogeye Grex said,

    November 9, 2012 at 10:05

    My iPhone is an asshole

    Well, at least you should be able to put it on a keyring.

  100. Hogeye Grex said,

    November 9, 2012 at 10:18

    Oh, there’s this, too.

    Speaking of assholes.

  101. Hogeye Grex said,

    November 9, 2012 at 10:20

    Relief.

  102. Another Kiwi said,

    November 9, 2012 at 10:32

    That’s only relief if it’s biting some part of Orson Scott Card, off. What a tool.,

  103. Another Kiwi said,

    November 9, 2012 at 10:51

    I could not put this better than TPM Holy Crap Some thugs called Heritage Action have made a video about they have to be brave little soldiers. But he says it’s WAR and is a blue-eyed killer looking chap. That ain’t pretty.

  104. Smut Clyde said,

    November 9, 2012 at 12:19

    What a tool.,
    Be more specific. A pinch bar?

  105. Major Kong said,

    November 9, 2012 at 13:18

    Be more specific. A pinch bar?

    A wedge. Because a wedge is the simplest of all tools.

  106. Eustace P. McGargle said,

    November 9, 2012 at 14:01

    Yes, please, GOP, double, triple … n-tuple down!!!

  107. paleotectonics said,

    November 9, 2012 at 14:59

    Isn’t Orson supposed to be a professional writer? One who can create a picture, or illustrate a point, or forward a proposition, with words?

    Not a good writer, necessarily, but someone has, in teh past, at least, paid him for it?

    Cuz he’s dumb.

  108. Major Kong said,

    November 9, 2012 at 15:05

    I recall liking Ender’s Game and its two (I think) sequels years ago. I haven’t read anything of his since and don’t plan to.

  109. Pryme said,

    November 9, 2012 at 16:27

    Sweet Holy, … http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2012/11/08/mittenfreude/

    From that delicious post:

    Romney was stoic as he talked to the president, an aide said, but his wife Ann cried. Running mate Paul Ryan seemed genuinely shocked, the adviser said. Ryan’s wife Janna also was shaken and cried softly.

    “There’s nothing worse than when you think you’re going to win, and you don’t,” said another adviser. “It was like a sucker punch.”

    Yep…they thought they were ninja-fighting some robots, orcs and clockwork zombie Nazis, when in reality they were (SPOILERS) in a crazy house being fondled and abused by the orderlies.

  110. N__B said,

    November 9, 2012 at 16:41

    Crying softly doesn’t cut it. I went hair being torn, screams that leave the throat raw, possibly eyes self-gouged.

  111. Pryme said,

    November 9, 2012 at 16:46

    Also, Glenn Beck telling Republicans/conservatives to move to red states is glorious. Because states like Texas were so close and the Dakotas are just chomping at the bit to over that 3 electoral vote hump.

  112. kg said,

    November 9, 2012 at 16:47

    face and eyebrows untouched by Photoshop

    WHY NOT?!?!!? PLEASE FIX IT!!@!!!

  113. 'natch said,

    November 9, 2012 at 16:49

    the cheeto dust done leached out all the leeches’ smarts

  114. Major Kong said,

    November 9, 2012 at 16:53

    From cbsnews. Apparently the Romney camp truly believed they would win. This somewhat explains Rove’s hissy fit on Fox News.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57547239/adviser-romney-shellshocked-by-loss/

    As a result, they believed the public/media polls were skewed – they thought those polls oversampled Democrats and didn’t reflect Republican enthusiasm. They based their own internal polls on turnout levels more favorable to Romney.

    What I find most disturbing about this is that even the GOP leaders live inside the bubble now.

    If the data doesn’t agree with our narrative, screw the data, we’ll make up our own numbers that do.

  115. Helmut Monotreme said,

    November 9, 2012 at 17:01

    What I find most disturbing about this is that even the GOP leaders live inside the bubble now.

    They are admiring the idling sports car of conservatism from inside a small sealed garage.

  116. Pryme said,

    November 9, 2012 at 17:04

    What I find most disturbing about this is that even the GOP leaders live inside the bubble now.

    We’re Not Going to Let Our Campaign Be Dictated by Fact-Checkers.”

    Do not weep for the voluntarily stupid.

  117. bughunter said,

    November 9, 2012 at 17:20

    I recall liking Ender’s Game and its two (I think) sequels years ago.

    Major, if there were only two sequels, then it was indeed many years ago… like 20.

    And I tried reading the first sequel – it was slow, obtuse, and depressing. What a surprise after the first novel. I moved on and haven’t looked back.

  118. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    November 9, 2012 at 17:23

    They are admiring the idling sports car of conservatism from inside a small sealed garage.

    +1

  119. bughunter said,

    November 9, 2012 at 17:25

    Yea, I do see a war inside the GOP coming. Half of the talk is about “how do we reach out to the new demographic?” and half of the talk is “OMG the darkies and communists have taken over.”

    The fiscal conservative wing and the neo-Bircher wing are gonna have one hell of a slap fight.

    And it’s gonna be a spectacle.

  120. tsam will bogart your thread said,

    November 9, 2012 at 17:27

    Don’t worry, guys, Tammy Baldwin has a man to explain stuff to her…

    Johnson, who ousted Democratic incumbent Russ Feingold to win the state’s other Senate seat two years ago, said he spoke with Baldwin on the phone Wednesday and congratulated her on the win. He told the AP he looked forward to meeting with her in person soon to discuss the issues facing the country.

    “Hopefully I can sit down and lay out for her my best understanding of the federal budget because they’re simply the facts,” he said. “Hopefully she’ll agree with what the facts are and work toward common sense solutions.”

    Whew–dodged a bullet there!
    Make that SENATOR ELECT Tammy Baldwin. Apologies.

  121. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    November 9, 2012 at 17:28

    For 48 hours, I have pondered the retaliation. It is here and it is now. BOYCOTT all blue states!. Isn’t that correct? Buy nothing from these parasite states. ZERO!!. Do not watch or listen to any media emitting from these leaching states.Everybody stop.Do it now and spread the word. Don’t ever go there again. Do not facilitate these leaches. EVER AGAIN! They will eat their young.

    Yes, I know: IT’S ALWAYS PROJECTION. Still, this is several different kinds of incomprehension…

    Oh, please, please, please let the dumb teabaggers insist that their congresscritters pass a law ensuring that no state can receive more tax revenue than it pays out.

  122. tsam will bogart your thread said,

    November 9, 2012 at 17:30

    Do not watch or listen to any media emitting from these leaching states

    Hilarious, since he’s clearly sucking his information from the tit of Faux News in New York. Dickhead. Butthole. Stupid guy. Douche. Tool.

  123. Pryme said,

    November 9, 2012 at 17:35

    Noted sociologists Limbaugh and O’Reilly attempt to answer the “Why don’t the stupid & lazy brown people vote Republican?” question.

  124. Dr.KennethNoisewater said,

    November 9, 2012 at 17:43

    Yeah, gotta marvel at the thought process that causes one to call women sluts and brown people welfare moochers and then wonder why such sluts and moochers won’t vote for you.

  125. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    November 9, 2012 at 17:50

    I could not put this better than TPM Holy Crap Some thugs called Heritage Action have made a video about they have to be brave little soldiers. But he says it’s WAR and is a blue-eyed killer looking chap. That ain’t pretty.

    The really creepy thing about it is that the Heritage Foundation is a well-funded think tank… if even the “intellectuals” of the movement are talking like Timothy McVeigh sympathizers, you know the true-believin’ rubes are even more worked up into a lather. If I lived in Austin or Atlanta, I’d be very concerned about an OKC-style attack.

  126. g said,

    November 9, 2012 at 17:52

    For 48 hours, I have pondered the retaliation. It is here and it is now. BOYCOTT all blue states!. Isn’t that correct? Buy nothing from these parasite states. ZERO!!.

    Seeing as how it’s the red states that get more federal dollars per capita than the blue states, that should work out just fine.

  127. Pupienus, Doctor of Anathematics said,

    November 9, 2012 at 17:55

    Sean Hannity, on his radio program said “we have to secure the border then um, er, that is, um, find some way to find a path to citizenship somehow instead of expecting those people to self-deport. This is position on which I have evolved

    He evolved so quickly!

    They excerpted him on NPR this morning in a piece about the cons scrambling to figure out how to appeal to Hispanics. It is apparent that they just do not get it, which is encouraging.

  128. g said,

    November 9, 2012 at 17:57

    Some thugs called Heritage Action have made a video about they have to be brave little soldiers. But he says it’s WAR and is a blue-eyed killer looking chap.

    Love the beads of sweat on the narrator’s upper lip!

  129. Pupienus, Doctor of Anathematics said,

    November 9, 2012 at 17:59

    As I do not recall Hogeye Grex being here yesterday (or was it the day before? I dunno, whatever) I shall refrain from AHEMming the shit out of him re the (asshat) Card link.

  130. Pere Ubu said,

    November 9, 2012 at 18:01

    Christ.

    Looks like someone gave herself a face-lift by sticking duct tape to the back of her head.

  131. bughunter: reanimator said,

    November 9, 2012 at 18:03

    Oh, and then there’s the other kind of whining wherein bazillionaires complain that they got zero return on their investment into the Rmoney campaign and the conservative superPACs.

    You see the wrongness there?

    It’s the idea that they expect some return. It’s not a donation, in their mind, it’s an investment.

    Forget all the whinging and handwringing on the right about how Democracy died on Nov 6… democracy died long ago, and has been replaced by corporate plutocracy, with the pelt of democracy worn as camoflauge.

  132. Pere Ubu said,

    November 9, 2012 at 18:05

    Yesterthread:

    The Die Hard series has some bizarre sets of characters, for sure. There’s an odd little sci-fi novel called Sewer, Gas, and Electric in which the entire population of black people on Earth has been wiped out by plague and were replaced with Amos-n-Andy-style robots. The author said he was inspired by Die Hard, because while many action movies will have a comic relief character in the form of The Amusing Black Man, Die Hard had *five* of them.

    That book is also fun to read because Ayn Rand really gets taken to the woodshed in it. I’d thought it was out of print (and maybe it is – $15 for a paperback? weird)

    What’s weird is that I read this book years ago and have it on my bookshelf as we speak and am looking at it thinking about re-reading it. Maybe after I finish one or two of the Dortmunder books. I also need to read Perdido Street Station and the new Alan Campbell book I got from Paperback Swap. THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH HOURS IN THE DAY DAMMIT

  133. bughunter said,

    November 9, 2012 at 18:05

    Christ, I just realized I still had my halloween nym on.

  134. Pere Ubu said,

    November 9, 2012 at 18:07

    The front page of Media Matters is a mango-fest all its own:

    Rush: Cubans Aren’t “Popular In The Overall Hispanic Group” Because They’re Not “As Dark” And Are “Oriented Toward Work”

    Discussing Latino Vote, Limbaugh Refers To The Demographic As “Illegal Immigra — Hispanics, Even Legals”

    Yeah, fuck knows why they lost that demographic.

  135. Thread Bear said,

    November 9, 2012 at 18:26

    Okay, it was a long line at the poll here in SW Florida, but I’m back now. I don’t mean to imply that it took a long time to vote, but I drove over there in a slightly used vehicle and I drove home in a classic car. Actually, I was in line for 4 hours to vote on Tuesday, it just seemed like days because I was surrounded by tea partiers. The first thing they told me when I got in line was that if Obama won it would be the end of America. I pointed out to them that that was exactly what they’d said last election and yet here I was back in line to vote again. I told them I felt the most likely scenario was that if Obama wins then four years from now we would be slightly better off than we are now and the obscenely wealthy would make a boatload of money. And if Romney wins then four years from now we would be slightly worse off than we are now and the obscenely rich people would make a yachtload of money. Anyway, I’m now hoping that when the final tally for Florida comes in Obama wins by one vote. The I can claim that it was MY vote that won him the state.

  136. Hogeye Grex said,

    November 9, 2012 at 19:00

    Thanks, Pups. I was about to link that k5 thing, which is awesome. I guess I missed your posting of Card’s latest turd.

  137. Hogeye Grex said,

    November 9, 2012 at 19:03

    Oh, and the original essay mentioned in it is now online.

  138. tigris said,

    November 9, 2012 at 19:07

    Oh, and then there’s the other kind of whining wherein bazillionaires complain that they got zero return on their investment into the Rmoney campaign and the conservative superPACs.

    Financial geniuses, meritocracy, etc etc etc. I suppose the “job creators” badge sticks because how else would Rove have kept himself in puppy blood puddings? Temp job creators, admittedly, but still.

  139. bbkf said,

    November 9, 2012 at 19:09

    This is one of my favorite wingnut tantrum threads.

    golly, his wife is one lucky gal!

  140. Pupienus, Doctor of Anathematics said,

    November 9, 2012 at 19:11

    It don’t mean diddly in the big picture but it’s interesting.
    http://wilwheaton.tumblr.com/post/35309150177/the-peoples-bailout

  141. Pupienus, Doctor of Anathematics said,

    November 9, 2012 at 19:15

    Oh for fuck sake. http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/romney-staff-credit-cards-110812

  142. Pere Ubu said,

    November 9, 2012 at 19:21

    Very occasionally I get the question I expected in the first place: “So? What’s wrong with that? Isn’t it a perfectly valid enterprise to try to understand these monsters? What’s wrong with using art to get into that kind of brain and figuring out how it works?”

    I’ve never read Ender’s Game but it sounds like Spinrad did the “understanding Hitler” thing so much better in The Iron Dream, to the point where at least one reviewer thought it was a great action story but didn’t understand why the writer mucked it up with all that Hitler stuff. Which is exactly THE POINT.

  143. Hogeye Grex said,

    November 9, 2012 at 19:21

    What I find most disturbing about this is that even the GOP leaders live inside the bubble now.

    If the data doesn’t agree with our narrative, screw the data, we’ll make up our own numbers that do.

    Sadly, this isn’t really new. Rove’s “I’m entitled to THE math!” from the ’06. The whole “Reality Based Community” thing. It’s how they work. It’s how they’re wired.

    Not a very effective basis for governance or confronting real problems, but hey.

  144. bbkf said,

    November 9, 2012 at 19:26

    Mitchell Cait-Goldenthal FTW!

    this is my new favorite thing…’no one knows what that means…’ ha!

  145. Hogeye Grex said,

    November 9, 2012 at 19:29

    Re: the credit cards, I don’t really feel sorry for them. They knew, or should have known exactly who they were dealing with, and expected that.

    Though looking at the whole self-delusional “we’re winning!” bit, that might be expecting too much.

    I’m a bit surprised the campaign didn’t have them use their own cards with the instructions to expense everything back, and then screw them entirely. Losing Republican campaigns have been known to do similar shit in the past. Hell, if the ballroom in Boston didn’t get cash up front, it wouldn’t shock me to see some legal action required to get the bill paid.

  146. Pupienus, Doctor of Anathematics said,

    November 9, 2012 at 19:32

    I can scarcely believe such a thing could ever happen.
    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/11/09/minn-pastor-arrested-for-sexual-assault-during-ex-gay-therapy/

    Sorry to disappoint, the pastor is not Marcus.

  147. Pupienus, Doctor of Anathematics said,

    November 9, 2012 at 19:35

    Yeah, I’m spamming the thread with shit but hey, _somebody_ has to do it.

    Prepare for escalation of the war on thinking.
    http://tribuneofthepeople.com/2012/11/08/election-infographic-shows-most-educated-states-voted-for-obama-happy-place/

  148. bbkf said,

    November 9, 2012 at 19:38

    Dickhead. Butthole. Stupid guy. Douche. Tool.

    i’ll take ‘who are fox and friends?’ for $500, alex!

  149. Dr.KennethNoisewater said,

    November 9, 2012 at 19:45

    Well, that accounts for Gretchen, at least.

  150. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    November 9, 2012 at 19:56

    I’ve never read Ender’s Game but it sounds like Spinrad did the “understanding Hitler” thing so much better in The Iron Dream, to the point where at least one reviewer thought it was a great action story but didn’t understand why the writer mucked it up with all that Hitler stuff. Which is exactly THE POINT.

    I think Ender’s Game, like Atlas Shrugged is the sort of book that appeals to a bullied, nerdy teen. I read the book as an adult (it has won numerous awards, and was cited as an inspiration for Halo). Knowing that Card is a cobag, I made sure to buy a used copy for a buck from a street vendor so he didn’t get a cent of mine. The book, while having its entertaining moments, left a bad taste in my mouth. (HERE BE SPOILERS) Card, or the real author(s) *WINK*, has a really fucked up view of self-defense. In the book, Ender has to kill the two bullies who torment him, he has to annihilate the alien species that has attacked humanity. There is no proportionality in Card’s opinion, if somebody punches you, you must kill him (and preferably burn his house down as well). It’s a really odious piece of work, but one that could appeal to a harried, bullied teen who is convinced that he is special and brilliant.

    Also, there’s a lot of filler in which Ender’s siblings conduct a boring political back-and-forth on a computer network (which is pretty prescient, but tedious as hell). I hear that the sequels are even more tedious.

  151. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    November 9, 2012 at 19:58

    Dickhead. Butthole. Stupid guy. Douche. Tool.

    Worst John Le Carré novel EVER!!!

  152. Hogeye Grex said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:03

    While the whole thing is kind of interesting, the bit starting at 11:00 minutes borders on shocking. “A conservative entertainment complex.”??? Really. Hm.

    Of course, it’s really only in the service of putting the rank and file in the blameless victim role, but still. To hear even that much truth slip is a surprise.

  153. address my envelope, lips! said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:10

    I was struck by how exactly like my ex-husband O’Reilly sounded, saying “they” voted for Obama because “they” wanted stuff. My ex said to me “you only want to be with him because he gives you stuff”. I wish I’d had the mental alacrity to respond “yes, respect, devotion, affection, love, and a complete lack of verbal abuse”.

    We prefer not to have a president who verbally abuses us and then expects us to love him. And this is a surprise to the wingers. Respect, how does it work?

  154. N__B said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:14

    We prefer not to have a president who verbally abuses us and then expects us to love him.

    Why am I now picturing Romney as the gimp in Pulp Fiction?

  155. Another Kiwi said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:16

    Love the beads of sweat on the narrator’s upper lip! Yeah they are kinda prominent. He got the Fevah!

  156. ckelly said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:17

    Gary Ruppert – Parody Troll.

  157. Another Kiwi said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:21

    Part of the Romney belief in VICTORYYYY!!! was down to their lame arse computer system called Orca which was supposed to tell them exactly what was going down but which was described by a user as “lying harpooned on the beach”.
    As is pretty typical for these folks it cost millions but was a piece of junk.

  158. bbkf said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:23


    The first victim told authorities that Muehlhauser had “blessed” him by cupping his genitals. The pastor required the victim to arouse himself for “spiritual strength” and later instructed the man to get naked and masturbate in front of him, calling it “spiritual guidance.”

    eww…kinda like the ‘therapy’ the lesbian lady in ‘american horror story’ had to go through…sadly, my shouting, ‘just pray away the gay!’ did not elicit any chuckles because my workmates largely do not follow current events and totes did not get the reference…is it weird that i sometimes miss you people when i’m with actual people?

  159. bbkf said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:27

    i just made things awkward, didn’t i?

  160. Oregon Beer Snob said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:31

    What I find most disturbing about this is that even the GOP leaders live inside the bubble now.

    If the data doesn’t agree with our narrative, screw the data, we’ll make up our own numbers that do.

    This is not the slightest bit new. We certainly wouldn’t have had the Iraq War Part II:Neocon Boogaloo without it.

    I’m hoping that the GOP Mega Fail of 2012 will make the lame-ass “balance-seeking” journalists to be a teeny-tiny-eensie bit more skeptical when being fed a line of shit.

    I know, it’s a vain hope, but what else have I got?

  161. bbkf said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:31

    okay, just forget i said anything…really…

  162. Whale Chowder said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:32

    I also need to read Perdido Street Station…

    Oh very yes. Mieville is one of my favorite authors and I’m not typically a fantasy sort of guy.

    I’m reading Embassytown now. The guy just has an incredible imagination.

  163. bbkf said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:32

    oh, hey obs…hi! how’s it going? how about that election, huh?

  164. Pupienus, Doctor of Anathematics said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:32

    Dickhead. Butthole. Stupid guy. Douche. Tool.

    All. One. Guy.

    Maybe someone can help me out here. They’re finishing out the bottom floor retail spaces in my building and a few others in this very new neighborhood. Being a bit aspergy and suffering from terminal curiosity I noticed that they always leave some small area of the floor undone. Im talking about pouring the concrete here – every space I’ve seen they leave 20 or 30 sq. ft. uncovered, just the gravel base. I dont see any drains or conduits or what have you exposed in those spots either. N__B? zrm (if you’re not to good to read this blog anymore.) anyone? Bueller?

  165. Dr.KennethNoisewater said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:33

    That scene made me soooooooooo uncomfortable. I cannot believe the shit they get away with on FX.

  166. Dr.KennethNoisewater said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:34

    BTW, I’ve written a review of AHS: Asylum at my joint, if anyone’s interested.

  167. Oregon Beer Snob said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:34

    oh, hey obs…hi! how’s it going? how about that election, huh?

    Just admit it, you’re picturing me naked aren’t you?

  168. bbkf said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:35

    That scene made me soooooooooo uncomfortable. I cannot believe the shit they get away with on FX.

    right?!

  169. Dr.KennethNoisewater said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:35

    Also: Nazi war criminal? There are truly throwing everything at the wall this season. And most it’s sticking. :o

  170. Oregon Beer Snob said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:36

    Bueller?

    The ebil gubmint black ops people come by later in secret and install surveillance gear and secret mind control wireless base stations in those spots.

  171. Another Kiwi said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:37

    i just made things awkward, didn’t i?
    bbkf, most of the population of my country would have no idea what I am on about. Even shouting at them from the roof of my house does no good.

    Election day story: One of the smaller provincial centres in New Zild is called Greymouth. There is a newspaper there that is a subsidiary of the NZ Herald, a large NZ newspaper. Apparently a woman stormed into the building in Greymouth and demanded that the editor “Tell the truth about Benghazi before the election”.

  172. bbkf said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:38

    Just admit it, you’re picturing me naked aren’t you?

    in the word of patton oswald: DURR!

  173. Dr.KennethNoisewater said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:39

    Oh, OBS, I keep meaning to email you and thank you privately for having my back with that Geoffrey The Art Critic Guy, but, fuck it, I’ll just say it here: THANK YOU. You made me feel loads better.

  174. tsam will bogart your thread said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:39

    Re: the credit cards, I don’t really feel sorry for them.

    I don’t feel a goddamn bit sorry for them. First of all, if they were under the impression that RR2012 was going to continue to fund their massages and NOT gay porn, they’re fucking stupid. Second, if they put any effort into working for RR2012, they’re fucking stupid. Turd, they’re fucking stupid.

    Conjecture, but I’d bet that Kerry/Gore/Dukakis’ staffers were standing outside with boxes of their shit the day the election was called.

  175. tigris said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:40

    is it weird that i sometimes miss you people when i’m with actual people?

    I hope not. I feel it when I have to explain a joke that you guys would get right off the bat.

    Just admit it, you’re picturing me naked aren’t you?

    Is that a beer bottle or are you just happy to see her?

  176. bbkf said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:40

    Also: Nazi war criminal? There are truly throwing everything at the wall this season. And most it’s sticking. :o

    also, aliens?!?

  177. Dr.KennethNoisewater said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:42

    also, aliens?!?

    I KNOW!! Balls to the wall, writers. Balls to the wall!

  178. tsam will bogart your thread said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:42

    Maybe someone can help me out here. They’re finishing out the bottom floor retail spaces in my building and a few others in this very new neighborhood. Being a bit aspergy and suffering from terminal curiosity I noticed that they always leave some small area of the floor undone. Im talking about pouring the concrete here – every space I’ve seen they leave 20 or 30 sq. ft. uncovered, just the gravel base. I dont see any drains or conduits or what have you exposed in those spots either. N__B? zrm (if you’re not to good to read this blog anymore.) anyone? Bueller?

    Could be an elevator pit.

  179. Pupienus, Doctor of Anathematics said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:43

    Oh. I had no sympathy for the dittohead fuckwads working for Rmoney. I mentioned it only to point – yet again! – the crassness of Rmoney and his ilk.

  180. Oregon Beer Snob said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:44

    Oh, OBS, I keep meaning to email you and thank you privately for having my back with that Geoffrey The Art Critic Guy, but, fuck it, I’ll just say it here: THANK YOU. You made me feel loads better.

    Aw, shucks [blushes].

  181. Pupienus, Doctor of Anathematics said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:47

    Nope, the other 21 floors are (mostly) occupied. There’s no where up or down for a heavilator to go. Which reminds me, haven’t watched this delight for a while. Sometimes when waiting for an elevator in the lobby I push (one of) the elevator intercom button sing the refrain to any passengers who might be in there. I’m such a dork.

  182. bbkf said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:55

    haven’t watched this delight for a while. Sometimes when waiting for an elevator in the lobby I push (one of) the elevator intercom button sing the refrain to any passengers who might be in there. I’m such a dork.

    and it’s a lovely dork you are…ha, i forgot all about that one…i also rate for ‘cereal girl’, and hve been know to sing ‘letter b’ as well…and of course, ‘captain vegetable’…pbs, rulz!

  183. Another Kiwi said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:55

    As Tony Soprano might say, Pup, “Sometimes, things go into buildings that are not on the plans”

  184. Marion in Savannah said,

    November 9, 2012 at 20:58

    I hope you’re all well stocked with popcorn and your favorite beverages:

    http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/herman-cain-calls-third-party

  185. Yoop said,

    November 9, 2012 at 21:01

    Every vote counts

  186. Oregon Beer Snob said,

    November 9, 2012 at 21:01

    Here, have some horny Canadians. SFW.

  187. N__B said,

    November 9, 2012 at 21:09

    Pup -

    Probably bases for equipment or built ins to come later.

  188. Pryme said,

    November 9, 2012 at 21:10

    Way OT, but cool.

  189. Pryme said,

    November 9, 2012 at 21:12

    I hope you’re all well stocked with popcorn and your favorite beverages:

    http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/herman-cain-calls-third-party

    Will he be bringing the pizza?

  190. Dr.KennethNoisewater said,

    November 9, 2012 at 21:14

    There area surprising amount of horny women at my site.

    Geez Louise.

  191. Marion in Savannah said,

    November 9, 2012 at 21:15

    Pryme, I’ll be kicking myself around the block for the next hour or two becuase I didn’t come up with that… [golf claps] (Well, as long as we can still do golf claps before the UN comes and steals all our golfs, like Ted Cruz tells us he will.)

  192. Yoop said,

    November 9, 2012 at 21:16

    One of the reasons I’m glad that The Founders(TM) told ol’ George to shove it up his ass?
    I HATE the word “boffins”.
    Shit like “astroboffins” and “paleoboffins” make me particularly stabby.

  193. Pere Ubu said,

    November 9, 2012 at 21:20

    (HERE BE SPOILERS) Card, or the real author(s) *WINK*, has a really fucked up view of self-defense. In the book, Ender has to kill the two bullies who torment him, he has to annihilate the alien species that has attacked humanity. There is no proportionality in Card’s opinion, if somebody punches you, you must kill him (and preferably burn his house down as well).

    Sometime not long after 9/11 I remember hearing Mormon Scott Card on maybe Art Bell’s show or something, whining about justice and vengeance and all like that there. So I guess he’s been long-term eliminationist and found a new politically correct target for it.

    And I just watched my first episode of “Leverage” and I must say that’s some right fun shit there.

  194. Oregon Beer Boffin said,

    November 9, 2012 at 21:21

    I HATE the word “boffins”.

    Nym change for Yoop.

  195. bbkf said,

    November 9, 2012 at 21:23

    what’s a boffin? i always thought that it was a bird…or is that a puffin? but, puffins are these things…wait…mary poppins is real, right?

  196. Pere Ubu said,

    November 9, 2012 at 21:23

    Congrats to @KarlRove on blowing $400 million this cycle. Every race @CrossroadsGPS ran ads in, the Republicans lost.

    Every race!

    Gosh, what a surprise that is.

  197. Substance McGravitas said,

    November 9, 2012 at 21:23

    Conclusion: antlers are hot on chicks only.

  198. bbkf said,

    November 9, 2012 at 21:25

    snap…was just thinking about going to fetch some lunchy but parking lot is blocked off for impending helicopter transport…oooh…it’s landing right outside my window as we speak…

  199. Pere Ubu said,

    November 9, 2012 at 21:32

    Hee, hee -

    Already there are indications that these groups’ biggest donors — people like Charles and David Koch and casino mogul Sheldon Adelson — are furiously seeking answers to the question of where their millions went:

    “The billionaire donors I hear are livid,” one Republican operative told The Huffington Post. “There is some holy hell to pay. Karl Rove has a lot of explaining to do … I don’t know how you tell your donors that we spent $390 million and got nothing.”

    Why the hell wouldn’t the American people cooperate in their oppression? Christ, you’d think this was a democracy or something where the elites couldn’t just buy their political seats.

  200. Oregon Beer Snob said,

    November 9, 2012 at 21:33

    what’s a boffin?

    It’s British slang for scientist and/or other Smarty McSmartingtons.

  201. Pere Ubu said,

    November 9, 2012 at 21:34

    Karl Rove FAIL:

    But the president succeed by suppressing the vote, by saying to people, ‘you may not like who I am and I know you can’t bring yourself to vote for me, but I’m going to paint this other guy as simply a rich guy who only cares about himself.’

    Obama tricked us all! How dare he!

  202. ckelly said,

    November 9, 2012 at 21:39

    bughunter said,
    This is one of my favorite wingnut tantrum threads.

    The most ridiculous part of his tantrum screed is the idea that you could establish a TeaParty 3rd party that wasn’t simply the GOP

  203. ckelly said,

    November 9, 2012 at 21:41

    I’m going to paint this other guy as simply a rich guy who only cares about himself.’

    Obama only had to use varnish.

  204. bbkf said,

    November 9, 2012 at 21:42

    I don’t know how you tell your donors that we spent $390 million and got nothing.”

    yes, because donors give because THEY WANT SOMETHING…

  205. bbkf said,

    November 9, 2012 at 21:43

    oh, i meant to add money grubbing gop fuckers!

  206. Dr.KennethNoisewater said,

    November 9, 2012 at 21:44

    Bitch stole my hat.

    (Also, her stuff is really terrific.)

  207. tsam said,

    November 9, 2012 at 21:49

    Nope, the other 21 floors are (mostly) occupied.

    I’d have to guess some sort of kitchen equipment.

  208. Oregon Beer Snob said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:01

    I’d have to guess some sort of kitchen equipment.

    You guys are terrible at playing conspiracy theory.

  209. Pere Ubu said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:03

    duh NOOGE weighs in on the election, courtesy his column (!?!) in the Washington Times:

    I’m not nearly as surprised with the outcome of the presidential election as I’m disheartened and disgusted that my fellow Americans can be this woefully uninformed, easily manipulated and thunderously ignorant. I’ve got a rotting fence post smarter than these mouth breathers.

    If you voted for Mr. Obama, you are thunderously dumb and incredibly naive. Believe it. For your intentional ignorance, you will ultimately pay a heavy price that you are obviously too ignorant to understand. Your children and grandchildren will pay an even heavier burden. America will pay the heaviest burden. Thanks for nothing, numbskulls.

  210. tsam said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:04

    Mmmm..let’s roll with Hoffa’s new and hopefully final resting place.

  211. tsam said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:05

    Hey Nugent, EAT MY SHIT. You know you wanna.

  212. Pryme said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:06

    “They expected 75-80 year old veteran volunteers to print out 60+ pages on their home computers? The night before election day? From what I hear, other people had similar experiences.”

    I’ve said before these guys are like Batman villains. I may have to amend that to Looney Tunes villains.

  213. tigris said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:08

    I’ve got a rotting fence post smarter than these mouth breathers

    Also, liberals are elitists.

  214. Pere Ubu said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:11

    After signing up, you were invited to take part in nightly conference calls. The calls were more of the slick marketing speech type than helpful training sessions. There was a lot of “rah-rahs” and lofty talk about how this would change the ballgame.

    GOP = Amway

    MLM – Moron-Level Marketing

  215. bbkf said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:15

    Bitch stole my hat.

    (Also, her stuff is really terrific.)

    funneh…i thought of you right away…

  216. Marion in Savannah said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:26

    Also, liberals are elitists.

    And Al Gore is fat and invented the internet.

    WAIT — Nate Silver uses the internet to post his skewed poll numbers… WAKE UP, SHEEPLE!

  217. smut clyde said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:27

    i sometimes miss you people when i’m with actual people

    As a virtual person and proud of it, I am not offended.

  218. Pupienus Maximus said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:28

    Them chickens must be mighty fat!

  219. VCarlson said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:31

    Another Kiwi said,
    November 9, 2012 at 10:51

    I could not put this better than TPM Holy Crap Some thugs called Heritage Action have made a video about they have to be brave little soldiers. But he says it’s WAR and is a blue-eyed killer looking chap. That ain’t pretty.

    I’m going to go with Digby, who quotes Molly Ivins: “It was better in the original German.”

  220. Marion in Savannah said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:31

    Petraeus is out at CIA:

    http://crooksandliars.com/breaking-news/david-petraeus-resigns-cia

  221. Major Kong said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:35

    Them chickens must be mighty fat

    Doh! Someone didn’t tether the nose gear. The cargo gets loaded back to front, and the plane will indeed sit on its tail if the nose isn’t tethered.

    You either chain the nosegear to the ground, or we have a big cart with concrete blocks on it that’s heavy enough to hold the nose down.

  222. N__B said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:35

    He’s out because he had an affair. Does anyone know: woman? Man? Chicken? Walrus?

  223. Major Kong said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:36

    duh NOOGE weighs in on the election

    Shut up and sing!

    (or whatever it is you do that passes for music these days)

  224. Pryme said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:38

    Looks like CIA David Petraeus his wife.

  225. Helmut Monotreme said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:39

    So, what is the alleged scandal with Benghazi? An ambassador and 3 CIA people/ bodyguards were killed by militia/Ghaddafi loyalists/people upset by that stupid video. What about that was supposed to bring down Obama’s chances at a second term?

  226. Dr.KennethNoisewater said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:40

    I just sent a text to hubby asking if it was wrong to get a toddler drunk.

    It’s cool, right? As long as you give them coffee afterwards?

  227. Pryme said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:40

    Darn you, Marion, DARN YOU!!!

  228. Pryme said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:41

    So, what is the alleged scandal with Benghazi?

    Obviously Petraeus cheating led to their deaths, meaning Obama must be impeached.

  229. VCarlson said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:42

    Oh, and then there’s the other kind of whining wherein bazillionaires complain that they got zero return on their investment into the Rmoney campaign and the conservative superPACs.

    You see the wrongness there?

    It’s the idea that they expect some return. It’s not a donation, in their mind, it’s an investment.

    That’s it. That’s what’s so wrong with what’s going on. It’s generally assumed to be true, and kind of accepted.

    And I’ve had some conservatives explain to me, apparently believing it, that money is a legitimate form of free speech!

  230. Pryme said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:47

    And I’ve had some conservatives explain to me, apparently believing it, that money is a legitimate form of free speech!

    In other words: “Here’s some money; now do what I say.”

  231. DAS said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:47

    I’m hoping that the GOP Mega Fail of 2012 will make the lame-ass “balance-seeking” journalists to be a teeny-tiny-eensie bit more skeptical when being fed a line of shit.

    Sadly, no. According to what I’m hearing on the mainstream media, while Obama won the Pres race and the Dems gained ground in the Senate, the GOP won the House race so we are still a Divided Country(TM) eager for the president to “keep his promises” and compromise with the GOP.

  232. Substance McGravitas said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:48

    The Petraeus business is obviously a dodge to get a member of the Muslim Brotherhood into his position.

  233. DAS said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:50

    Obviously Petraeus cheating led to their deaths, meaning Obama must be impeached. – Pryme

    It’s all the fault of Obama forcing gay marriage on everyone. If it weren’t for homosexuality undermining traditional family values, Petraeus wouldn’t have cheated.

    I can haz career on wingnut welfare now?

  234. honey boo boo said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:50

    It’s cool, right? As long as you give them coffee afterwards?

    go-go juice works much better…

  235. Helmut Monotreme said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:54

    I can haz career on wingnut welfare now?

    You wish. The A-listers are all legacy hires. If you’ve already got a hundred million in the bank that would be good enough, but with that level of game that puts you right above the Confederate Yankee and a couple steps below Ben Shapiro (ivy league graduate).

  236. smut clyde said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:56

    Oh, and then there’s the other kind of whining wherein bazillionaires complain that they got zero return on their investment into the Rmoney campaign and the conservative superPACs.

    Galtean supermen gave $300 million to a grifter to spend on behalf of a network of con-men and kleptocrats and now they’re complaining about the lack of return? Fools and money; the relationship was doomed from the start.

    I am not an expert on *real* businesses, legal or illegal, but I was under the impression that the disappearance of a $300 million investment down a rat-hole deserves a more forceful response.

  237. honey boo boo said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:58

    favorite comment from marion’s link:

    what fresh hell awaits the viewers of Fox News tonight. it’s ALL a conspriracy to destroy America. everything.. all the time.

    i’ts funny because it’s true! but srsly…i haz major sad and disappoint with petraeus…

  238. bbkf said,

    November 9, 2012 at 22:58

    d’oh…me haz too much go-go juice…

  239. VCarlson said,

    November 9, 2012 at 23:05

    I am not an expert on *real* businesses, legal or illegal, but I was under the impression that the disappearance of a $300 million investment down a rat-hole deserves a more forceful response.

    Oh, I dunno. What about the $8.8 billion the Provisional Authority lost? Much of it in cash, as I recall. Not only did no one really suffer for that, it seems to have been successfully lost down the memory hole, too.

    Of course, the $8.8 billion was taxpayer money, otherwise known as “money that hasn’t yet been delivered to its rightful owners, the wealthy,” and the $390 million was from the personal pockets of the plutocrats.

  240. Helmut Monotreme said,

    November 9, 2012 at 23:07

    I am not an expert on *real* businesses, legal or illegal, but I was under the impression that the disappearance of a $300 million investment down a rat-hole deserves a more forceful response.

    To split a hair, that money didn’t disappear, it was willfully squandered. That money went straight to Karl Rove and a few dozen other high dollar consultants, who spent it on ads in print and video, surveys, IT projects like ORCA and airtime and column inches. That money went straight where they meant to spend it. And if they didn’t have such a bizarro world echo chamber of a media, it would have been a lot closer race. They built a powerful megaphone which they used in that same small garage I mentioned earlier, so only the faithful could hear. Speaking to their echo chamber may not have been their fatal mistake, it was when the noise escaped and the American public heard what they were saying in there, that they started losing votes in earnest.

  241. Pere Ubu said,

    November 9, 2012 at 23:09

    I said all the way through Smiler & Fishnuts’ Excellent Adventure that the attitude from Romney and his homies was/is that being a CEO and VIP, we owed him the ability to come in and save us from Obama’s deprecations (?) and that the election & campaign was an unnecessary burden for such a noble Man On A White Horse. And like that there.

    And nothing I’ve seen since Election Night has disabused me of that concept.

  242. Pryme said,

    November 9, 2012 at 23:09

    Shorter David Brooks: Lazy brown people and bums who refused to live their life as wage slaves to Corporate America cost the GOP the election.

  243. VCarlson said,

    November 9, 2012 at 23:14

    Obama’s deprecations (?)
    depredations?

  244. Pere Ubu said,

    November 9, 2012 at 23:14

    By the way – the fuck? Capitalism is now supposed to work that the more money you spend on something the better chance it has to succeed?

    So I guess if say Jeff Dahmer had had a better bankroll he would have been forgiven the whole injecting drain cleaner into guy’s heads and eating people thing?

  245. bbkf said,

    November 9, 2012 at 23:17

    bobo:

    If I were given a few minutes with the Republican billionaires, I’d say: spend less money on marketing and more on product development. Spend less on “super PACs” and more on research. Find people who can shift the debate away from the abstract frameworks — like Big Government vs. Small Government. Find people who can go out with notebooks and study specific, grounded everyday problems: what exactly does it take these days to rise? What exactly happens to the ambitious kid in Akron at each stage of life in this new economy? What are the best ways to rouse ambition and open fields of opportunity?

    me: or just quit being assholes…

  246. tigris said,

    November 9, 2012 at 23:22

    Capitalism is now supposed to work that the more money you spend on something the better chance it has to succeed?

    Duh, you SUPPLY money and DEMAND what you want.

  247. VCarlson said,

    November 9, 2012 at 23:26

    me: or just quit being assholes…

    Yeah. Funny how he actually happens to find some truths, but hurriedly skates away and learns the wrong lesson completely, ’cause “just quit being assholes” pretty much sums it up.

    And, also (from Bobo’s column):

    formed by ranching Republicans like Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.

    I don’t know about Goldwater, but Ronnie and Georgie’s ranches were big chunks of land their wealth allowed them to buy so they could play at being “cowboys.”

  248. bbkf said,

    November 9, 2012 at 23:29

    I don’t know about Goldwater, but Ronnie and Georgie’s ranches were big chunks of land their wealth allowed them to buy so they could play at being “cowboys.”

    their wealth also allowed them to buy their way into playing president also, too…and such…

  249. DAS said,

    November 9, 2012 at 23:29

    Find people who can go out with notebooks and study specific, grounded everyday problems: what exactly does it take these days to rise? What exactly happens to the ambitious kid in Akron at each stage of life in this new economy? What are the best ways to rouse ambition and open fields of opportunity?

    The problem is that those people with the notebooks, presuming they do more than just hang out at the Applebee’s salad bar such as engage in actual research, will end up answering those questions in ways that the John Galt wannabes spending all that money on GOoPer-dom simply won’t like …

  250. the prince of death said,

    November 9, 2012 at 23:29

    I’ve said before these guys are like Batman villains. I may have to amend that to Looney Tunes villains.

    Hammerhead! Pussycat Puss! Jukebox Jaw! Pumpkin Head! Snake Eyes! Pickle Puss! Paul Ryan! 88 Teeth! Wolfman! Neon Noodle! Double Header! Flat Top! Eraserhead!

  251. Pere Ubu said,

    November 9, 2012 at 23:29

    what exactly does it take these days to rise?

    You insurance benefit paying for your Viagra.

  252. bbkf said,

    November 9, 2012 at 23:39

    omg…tears…cannot stop laffing…

  253. Oregon Beer Snob said,

    November 9, 2012 at 23:41

    It’s cool, right? As long as you give them coffee afterwards?

    Totally cool. If you record the results on video you may get millions of ute oob views like that one kid.

  254. Oregon Beer Snob said,

    November 9, 2012 at 23:42

    omg…tears…cannot stop laffing…

    Real or not, that guy’s antics are fucking hilarious.

  255. N__B said,

    November 9, 2012 at 23:42

    bbkf –

    That whole site. And his two books…

  256. Pere Ubu said,

    November 9, 2012 at 23:45

    I kept the cat in a closed cardboard box in the shed and forgot about it. If I wanted to feed something and clean faeces, I wouldn’t have put my mother in that home after her stroke.

    Mr. Romney? Is that you?

  257. Major Kong said,

    November 9, 2012 at 23:48

    Reports are in that Mitt is leading in the post election polls and a landslide is predicted.

  258. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    November 9, 2012 at 23:54

    Helmut Monotreme said,
    November 9, 2012 at 23:07

    Your second +1 of the thread.

  259. bbkf said,

    November 9, 2012 at 23:56

    bbkf –

    That whole site. And his two books…

    oh, jesus h…how have i been missing out on this?!?!? i have found something to fill the void left by louis vs rick…

  260. bbkf said,

    November 9, 2012 at 23:59

    regretsy bound…

  261. CRA said,

    November 10, 2012 at 0:06

    And I’ve had some conservatives explain to me, apparently believing it, that money is a legitimate form of free speech!

    Morgan: “But it’s not speech it’s money.” Scalia: “You can’t separate the speech from the money that facilitates the speech.” (Citizens United)

    Sure you can, and you should. Scalia is supposedly an “originalist,” but he’s eager to make arbitrary decisions on behalf of the founders.

    When speech, the press, broadcasting, etc. are discussed by scholars and lawyers, everybody makes (must make!) the distinctions that Scalia finds “utterly impossible.” Nothing could get done without such essential distinctions.

    Scalia: “I think the framers thought the more speech the better.”

    More varied speech, or more of the same? This is just perverse. He’d have us believe the framers were glib, shallow sophists too.

  262. Another Kiwi said,

    November 10, 2012 at 0:07

    I loved that guys dealing with the redneck emailer. Tears in my eyes from that.

  263. bbkf said,

    November 10, 2012 at 0:08

    I loved that guys dealing with the redneck emailer. Tears in my eyes from that.

    me too you foggot…

  264. Yoop said,

    November 10, 2012 at 0:16

    “Smiler and Fishnuts” ftw

  265. Bitter Scribe said,

    November 10, 2012 at 0:24

    What’s the over/under on the appearance of the first “Miss Me Yet?” billboard with Mitt’s mug?

  266. Pupienus Maximus said,

    November 10, 2012 at 0:28

    Paging vs.

  267. J Neo Marvin said,

    November 10, 2012 at 0:29

    An ex-bandmate of mine’s first band was called “The Leaches”. Not a typo, but meant as a deliberate misspelling like “Beatles”. Such subtle in-jokery would go right over the heads of the Freeper babies.

  268. J Neo Marvin said,

    November 10, 2012 at 0:31

    Apparently the Romney camp truly believed they would win. This somewhat explains Rove’s hissy fit on Fox News.

    Overconfidence in Tagg’s voting machines?

  269. bbkf said,

    November 10, 2012 at 0:33

    aha! it finally came to me why carrie lukas looks familiar

  270. tsam will bogart your thread said,

    November 10, 2012 at 0:41

    She looks like the lady from Beetlejuice to me.

  271. tsam will bogart your thread said,

    November 10, 2012 at 0:48

    Major tried to take the chicken plane off a sweet jump. FAIL

  272. tsam will bogart your thread said,

    November 10, 2012 at 0:49

    aha! it finally came to me why carrie lukas looks familiar

    Uncool–that girl in Napolean Dynamite was a total sweetheart who got victimized by Uncle Rico.

  273. Pupienus, Doctor of Anathematics said,

    November 10, 2012 at 0:49

    For tsam and the rest of us.

  274. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    November 10, 2012 at 0:55

    Regretsy posts the buttchugger’s dream.

  275. Dr.KennethNoisewater said,

    November 10, 2012 at 0:56

    November 10, 2012 at 0:28

    Paging vs.

    Kinda cute/kinda creepy. I love it.

  276. Dr.KennethNoisewater said,

    November 10, 2012 at 1:02

    November 10, 2012 at 0:55

    Regretsy posts the buttchugger’s dream.

    Talk about your niche market.

  277. Dr.KennethNoisewater said,

    November 10, 2012 at 1:25

    Btw, the comments at the buttchuggers dream entry are hilarious.

  278. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    November 10, 2012 at 1:55

    Talk about your niche market.

    **HIGH FIVE**

  279. Dr.KennethNoisewater said,

    November 10, 2012 at 2:00

    Where has that hand been?

  280. Another Kiwi said,

    November 10, 2012 at 2:03

    The butt chugger’s niche market is a deservedly un-explored one

  281. Another Kiwi said,

    November 10, 2012 at 2:10

    “Keeps the fun flowing without interruption” I am gobsmacked in admiration

  282. Pupienus said,

    November 10, 2012 at 2:19

    Just waiting for Skyfall to start. Theatre surprisingly not crowded. Yay!

  283. Spearhafoc, who waits dreaming in his house at R'lyeh said,

    November 10, 2012 at 2:28

    Karl Rove FAIL:

    Ahem

  284. Pinball Swordfish said,

    November 10, 2012 at 2:33

    Ahem

    Cripes, what do you want from me, reading the thread before I post or something?

    bah!

  285. N__B said,

    November 10, 2012 at 2:33

    “Gobsmacked” is not a word that needs to be used in a buttchugging conversation.

  286. Another Kiwi said,

    November 10, 2012 at 2:50

    Btw, the comments at the buttchuggers dream entry are hilarious. They are comedy golden brown, yes they are.

    “Gobsmacked” is not a word that needs to be used in a buttchugging conversation. Yes, chokearsed is more appropriate.

  287. N__B said,

    November 10, 2012 at 2:58

    Choking an ass requires abnormally large hands.

    Just sayin’…

  288. Major Kong said,

    November 10, 2012 at 3:11

    Major tried to take the chicken plane off a sweet jump. FAIL

    I just need to go faster next time. Hold my beer and watch this….

  289. Snorghagen said,

    November 10, 2012 at 3:12

    aha! it finally came to me why carrie lukas looks familiar

    Carrie Lukas.

    Vernacchio, from Fellini Satyricon.

  290. Pere Ubu said,

    November 10, 2012 at 3:20

    Vernacchio, from Fellini Satyricon.

    Oh, hey, thanks, I was afraid I might get to sleep tonight.

    Now I’ll worry that if I close my eyes I’ll wake up to that guy sitting on the edge of my bed wanting to play me a lil’ song.

  291. N__B said,

    November 10, 2012 at 3:35

    Don’t worry, that wont happen. You’ll wake up and he’ll be in the bed singing you a song.

  292. Pere Ubu said,

    November 10, 2012 at 3:39

    Don’t worry, that wont happen. You’ll wake up and he’ll be in the bed singing you a song.

    AAAAAHHHHHHH DO NOT WAAAAAAANNNT

  293. Dr.KennethNoisewater said,

    November 10, 2012 at 3:50

    I’m officially creeped out.

  294. smut clyde said,

    November 10, 2012 at 4:02

    I’m officially creeped out.

    Wasn’t me this time.

  295. smut clyde said,

    November 10, 2012 at 4:04

    “There’s nothing worse than when you think you’re going to win, and you don’t,” said another adviser.

    Somehow the term “First-world problem” doesn’t seem strong enough.

  296. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    November 10, 2012 at 4:05

    Wait. The woman Petraeus was having an affair with was the biographer who named the book “All In”?!

    Heh, lol. +1 to you too Paula.

  297. Dr.KennethNoisewater said,

    November 10, 2012 at 4:12

    First world problem for smut

  298. kg said,

    November 10, 2012 at 4:13

    I think that the whole “we’re so shocked that our candidate lost omg” angle is one of my favorite parts of this whole thing. But then there are so many places to shaden ones fraude that its kind of hard to pick.

  299. Dr.KennethNoisewater said,

    November 10, 2012 at 4:21

    There’s a glory fraude in every bathroom!

  300. kg said,

    November 10, 2012 at 4:22

    freude

  301. smut clyde said,

    November 10, 2012 at 4:23

    Can we all play Carrie Lukas look-alikes?

  302. kg said,

    November 10, 2012 at 4:25

    That’s my kind of rest area!

  303. kg said,

    November 10, 2012 at 4:28

    sc, your link reminds me of a certain Kim Catrall vehicle.

    drunk before the baby is in bed. Sad, really.

  304. Dr.KennethNoisewater said,

    November 10, 2012 at 4:32

    I have not bad a drop to drink today. Or yesterday. Or the day before that. I pledge to make up for this tomorrow.

  305. Major Kong said,

    November 10, 2012 at 5:00

    I have not bad a drop to drink today. Or yesterday. Or the day before that. I pledge to make up for this tomorrow.

    Finish your beer. There’s sober kids in India.

  306. kgkg said,

    November 10, 2012 at 5:03

    1 world problems abound!

  307. VCarlson said,

    November 10, 2012 at 5:13

    When my brother was about two (he was just tall enough to see the top of the table), Mom turned away from the table long enough to answer the phone, I think, and turned back in time to see my brother had seized the opportunity, and her beer, and was chugging as much as he could. No bad effects. We could all have a cordial glass of wine when the adults were having wine with dinner, if we wanted, a sip of beer if we asked politely (one only, be ready to take “no” for an answer). Oddly, I don’t think any of us has a problem with alcohol as a result.

  308. Another Kiwi said,

    November 10, 2012 at 5:41

    Can we all play Carrie Lukas look-alikes?What do I win?
    I’ll have what ever Dr Ken was butt chugging.

  309. paperbagmarlys said,

    November 10, 2012 at 5:57

    Most unfortunately office title of the year:
    “Office of Servicemember Affairs”
    http://www.consumerfinance.gov/petraeus-letter/

  310. CRA said,

    November 10, 2012 at 6:00

    Vernacchio, from Fellini Satyricon.

    As a youth, I stole that movie (VHS format) from the Palm Springs Public Library. I still have it.

    Poor Hermaphrodite! (Read as an individual, like Aphrodite)

    Never got around to finishing the book.

  311. smut clyde said,

    November 10, 2012 at 7:20

    Just look at this website of Carrie Lukas look-alikes.
    Just look at it.

  312. Another Kiwi said,

    November 10, 2012 at 7:52

    So that “Jump boy good” is how I should say it? This new learning amazes me.

  313. smut clyde said,

    November 10, 2012 at 7:56

    The invention of fridge-magnet poetry, AK.

  314. bbkf said,

    November 10, 2012 at 9:34

    Now I’ll worry that if I close my eyes I’ll wake up to that guy sitting on the edge of my bed wanting to play me a lil’ song.

    thnx…not sleeping now..

  315. bbkf said,

    November 10, 2012 at 9:44

    okay…i’m hoping that when i am not drunk…sunday…i can catchup…cuz i’ve had to smack down some redneck hillbillies…and omg…how do i get out of here?! fuck, i have had to lay the smack down so much lately i m beginning to feel like g. ruppert…

  316. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    November 10, 2012 at 14:56

    okay…i’m hoping that when i am not drunk…sunday…

    Slacker!

  317. Fenwick said,

    November 11, 2012 at 12:18

    is it weird that i sometimes miss you people when i’m with actual people?

    Happens to me all the time, bbfk.

    Excellent thread, peeples!

    ((steps back into the shadows))

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