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January 10, 2011

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bgates

Love this from Taranto (after he points out that these sorts of "target" references are common, bipartisan, and not intrinsically offensive):

To be sure, Saturday's horror casts the Palin map in an unappealing light. It would be in poor taste to continue displaying it. Accordingly, SarahPAC quickly removed it from its website. But it is all over the Web, disseminated far and wide by people who purport to believe that the document they are distributing is an incitement to violence.

BumperStickerist

As Palin remarked on "Sarah Palin's Alaska" to her husband Todd about her opponents, political, personal, and food-chain:

ÉCRASEZ L'INFÂME!


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She's a wonder, that Sarah Palin.
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Threadkiller

Will old “name names” himself do the right thing after the tragedy in his state and the subsequent misinformation brigade that followed?
">http://mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=PressOffice.FloorStatements&ContentRecord_id=0be94f5a-a485-5c03-2811-1831dfd0cbb2&Region_id=&Issue_id=6f4c5955-818b-4157-bc80-3b4bef26f7ab"> FLOOR STATEMENT OF SENATOR JOHN McCAIN ON S. 3457, THE CONSUMERS HAVING OPTIONS IN CABLE ENTERTAINMENT ACT OF 2006

June 7, 2006 Mr. President, today I am introducing the Consumers Having Options in Cable Entertainment, CHOICE , Act of 2006. This bill would encourage broadcasters and cable companies that own cable channels to sell their channels individually to subscribers. It would also promote cable programming distribution over the Internet.

A recent USA Today/Gallup poll found that a majority of Americans would like to buy cable channels individually and an AP/Ipsos poll found that a remarkable 78 percent of Americans would like to do so.

Fred Upton, the new chair of the ">http://energycommerce.house.gov/"> House Energy and Commerce Committee, did not want to ">http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2004-07-15/business/0407150090_1_cable-operators-channels-la-carte"> change the subscription standards for the industry, when he was just a committee member.

"We have a marketplace that is working," Rep. Fred Upton, the Michigan Republican who heads the House telecommunications subcommittee, said at a hearing. "The government must resist the urge to re-regulate and tinker with this marketplace."

">http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A40996-2004May19.html"> Some history.


I hope he has a change of heart and the channels that truly profit from hate can be eliminited from my cable bill. CNN and MSNBC will not survive in a competitive world.

I start my email campaign now.

glasater

World Socialist Web Site has this gem:

As always, the right wing is brazen in its response to the events in Tucson, the liberals are cowardly and evasive. The Democrats always give the impression of being petrified of exposing the real nature of bourgeois politics. Its malignant character finds its clearest expression in the Republican Party and the network of corporate-financed media demagogues, but the Democratic Party makes its own critical contribution.

(snip)

The connections between the gunman and right-wing forces must be carefully pursued and revealed to the public. Loughner may have pulled the trigger, but highly placed elements in the corporate and political establishment bear the principal moral and political responsibility. They must be exposed and held accountable.

At least the writer takes a paltry shot at the D.s...

daddy

I think that we should do what President Obama told us to do; ">http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/225959/coming-obama-thugocracy/michael-barone"> we should go to our neighbors and we should argue with them and we should get in their face, and tell them No More Political Vitriol!

Jack is Back!

But was he a Birther? Ah, that will be the rub!

clarice

Let's eliminate all these words from our vocabulary :
war
campaign
target
kill
warchest
gun
gunnng for
beat
trounce
slap
butcher
slaughter
roll over

This s just the beginning. Ms MayBee, and I , your dedicated No Mean Words czarinas are on the case

Threadkiller

Clarice, that will end rap music!

Pops

I am thinking these killers are driven by ONE THING...that's the extended 24 hour/7 day news coverage of their crimes. Perhaps the media could spend some time on that one.

clarice

TK,add
rap
slingshot
fire
draw a bead on
crosshair
bullseye
campaign chest
warhorse
warrior
fighter
soldier
trenches
trench warfare


Ignatz

OT, but very funny. The worst sentence in history.

From the Harlequin Romance"Unicorn Vengance."
Title make me wonder if Rick Ballard moonlights as a Harlequin ghostwriter.

MarkO

God, where would we be without the Internet and some conservative media? 1963.

Sue

Ig,

From this we can conclude that if you ever go back in time to the France of 1307 -- the book's setting -- you certainly won't go broke in the field of chausses repair

Thanks. I needed a moment of laughter.

Strawman Cometh

Putznick is on Spitting-Porker...

We're waiting for anyone to ask him if his office had responded to Loughner threats....
still waiting...
.. Putznick ranting on SB1070 bigots now...
....
and we're done.

clarice

Iggie, that was fun. Not as much as our old Friday night serials with the bald man. Maybe we should all pick up some old Harlequin romances and on dull days/nights hold a contest ourselves for the most preposterously ridiculous sentence.

Jim Ryan

Read Wodehouses. Best sentences ever. Okay, so the sentences are about nothing, so what?

Janet

That was hilarious Ignatz! I loved one of the runner-up lines - ""Fear rose in her chest as she recalled the gleam of avarice that had lit her eyes and she wondered whether he coveted her lute."
LOL!

Sue

Janet,

Uh hum, he coveted her lute alright.

clarice

battle
box
wrestle
tussle
fling
battle plan
frontline
artillery
calvary
defeat
pummel
pounce
encircle
engulf
enemy
enemies list
in your/their face(s)
threaten
charge

Sue

Your Crap Archivist challenges you to comprehend this on the first read.

I couldn't comprehend it on my 2nd or 3rd read.

Sara (Pal2Pal)

Via NewsReal blog:

What do the following quotes have in common?


If you get hit, we will punch back twice as hard.


If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.

I don’t want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry. I’m angry.

I want you to argue with them and get in their faces.

I’m itching for a fight.

Fight for it!

We’re gonna punish our enemies.

Our job is, keep our boot on [their] neck.

We talk to these folks… so I know whose ass to kick.

[Republican victory would mean] hand-to-hand combat.

jimmyk

I know we've talked about Krugman, but the NYT editorial (which I forced myself to read while holding my nose and making sure I had an empty stomach) had this gem:


It is facile and mistaken to attribute this particular madman’s act directly to Republicans or Tea Party members. But it is legitimate to hold Republicans and particularly their most virulent supporters in the media responsible for the gale of anger that has produced the vast majority of these threats, setting the nation on edge.

Yes, it's the Times, but not to even make a pro forma acknowledgment of the vitriol from the left is just bizarre. It's been a long time since I've bothered reading their editorials, but I really didn't think they'd dropped all pretense of sanity.

Danube of Thought

And she his flute, his mighty flute.

Distilled essence of human wisdom, that's all.

Nothing? What?
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clarice

http://www.bookwormroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Big-Hollywood-Mozilla-Firefox-1102011-30737-PM.bmp.jpg>Flashback

Danube of Thought

"...responsible for the gale of anger..."

What, pray tell, might they be angry about? Could it be the weather? A crummy World Series? Perhaps nothing at all?

clarice

Ah, yes, the flute in his chausses, DoT.

Jack is Back!

I cancelled my Times subscription today and they asked why? Laughed and said ask Krugman and their editorial board. I can't wait to confront Pinch in Southampton next summer.

Elliott

Clarice: Maybe we should all pick up some old Harlequin romances and on dull days/nights hold a contest ourselves for the most preposterously ridiculous sentence.

Jim Ryan: Read Wodehouses. Best sentences ever. Okay, so the sentences are about nothing, so what?

I am thinking pastiche or cento. Preferrably centones, as they sound so 'transgressive'. And, yes, what I am about to do is deeply wrong: She spoke with a certain come hitherness in her voice, and I could see that, if not actually disrobed, she was far from being robed.

Specter

don't covet my lute...

Jack is Back!

Who ever scores first wins. 3 to's already. Only 1st Q.
My 7 yr old wins $300 if Oregon wins. He is in a pool with 40 others but by far the youngest.

Janet

Uh hum, he coveted her lute alright.

Hahahaha!!Sue!... and his flute!! Oh, too funny! you guys. Too funny.

Pops

I just wish the next lunatic uses a illegal alien as a weapon instead of a gun...then we could finally ban them.

Three dead today when a loan assasin attacked them with a stiff illegal alien and beat them to death....

Maybe the one after that could suffocate his victims with a New York Times newspaper....

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On a side note, since the courts believe the federal governmen cannot display crosses because they happen to be representative of a religion, why doesn't the church start worshipping NOW, abortion clinics and borrowed money....then the courts would demand the feds stop funding NOW, abortions and borrowing money.

MarkO

As some of you know, you can triple tongue a flute.

Wodehouse is incomparable.

clarice

Listen MayBee, I'm the online equivalent of Barbara Walters,( a tv personality with a speech defect)--a blogger who cannot type or figure out how to post stuff.

Danube of Thought

How many people wagered on a scoreless first quarter, and what odds did they get?

Elliott

Two of my favorite Wodehouse stories are "Notes" and "Work" from the collection Tales of St. Austin's, which I believe is in the public domain and available through Project Gutenberg.

MarkO

These are not the best two teams I've seen in the post-season.

Jim Ryan

Mark, this volume just came out. Delightful.

To those of you who've never tucked in, this is a good place to start.

daddy

As long as they don't ban the word "Pistolas" I can deal with it.

jimmyk

a loan assasin

Wow, Pops, those banks are getting a bit aggressive with their collections, don't you think?

MarkO

Jim, looks great. I have a shelf of orange paper back Penguin editions. Whenever I'm blue, I read a chapter, at random and cheer up. Just looking at them now makes me happy.

Stephanie

What to do with

Louise Slaughter We're gonna slaughter em

Barbara Boxer I'd like to boxer ears

Richard Burr Put a burr under his saddle

Orrin Hatch Send em all down the hatch

Jackie Speier chuck a spear at em (homonymns count them wingnuts is dumb)

Lois Capps put caps in their heads

Tom Graves send em all to their graves

Bobby Rush rush the congress and do xxx.

John Tierney see homonyms

And that isn't the half of em...

Oh, hell. We'll have to ban language and just refer to em all as numbers. Which is kinda the weirdos point, ain't it?

Sue

Good grief. I just saw Suzanne Somers on a commercial for "Sexy Forever". Sometimes, you need to just age gracefully. Really.

daddy

Anyone remember these ">http://worldoflongmire.com/features/romance_novels/"> Romance Novels?

centralcal

Listen MayBee, I'm the online equivalent of Barbara Walters,( a tv personality with a speech defect)

okey, dokey - I am calling you Clawice from now on.

jimmyk

I cancelled my Times subscription today and they asked why? Laughed and said ask Krugman and their editorial board.

If I could convince Mrs K to cancel, I'd be tempted to tell them that, by the way, I'm a lifelong Democrat who nonetheless took offense at their coverage. I'm sure they don't care what conservatives think, even if they lose them as subscribers. I mean, how many could there be? They never meet any at their cocktail parties.

Janet

Thanks Elliott & Jim. I've got to check those out.

glasater

Elliott--

Thanks for the link.

My favorite Wodehouse snip is of the young woman stumbling in the dark came upon the stolen pig -- frightened she thought she heard someone speaking german.
I laugh whenever I think of that passage.

Melinda Romanoff

I love wodehouse! The inanity of Bertie Wooster always cracks me up.

windansea

A look inside the mind of erad3 (most-likely Jared Loughner

The Secret's Out: Internet Media Is Beginning to Report That Jared Loughner Is a Member Of Abovetopsecret.com

Melinda Romanoff

Sue-

I think she borrowed Lisa Rinna's injection machine. The inlation level of the lips just makes me think of poor tennis etiquette.

clarice

daddy, that link is hilarious.

MarkO

I believe that was not just a pig, but the Empress of Blandings. That bit of silliness is the thing that got Wodehouse in deep trouble with the Nazis.

Danube of Thought

Today I returned to the Times a business reply envelope they had included with some unwanted solicitation. I returned it empty, except that at the very top of the inside I had placed a Post-it note inscribed "Go Shit In Your Hat,"

And yes, I cackled and rubbed my hands together with glee.

clarice

Hi, windansea!

Jack is Back!

Boy what a game! And BS, these are by far the best teams in the BCS, by far!

glasater

I was raised in a home where german was kind of the second language MarkO and in fact grandpa didn't speak english very well.
So I appreciate the nuance of that passage and imagine it didn't sit well with the Nazis.
And how could I forget the pig was the Empress of Blandings!

Sue

Wind,

That is wild.

Jack is Back!

Be careful. Every trivial web site will now claim Loughner as one of their own like we will when Bubu is returned to his parents.

narciso

What is that line, about 'opening one's mouth
and removing all doubt, well that is a test, Frum has failed at, in the LUN

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vjnjagvet

What does it all mean, Wind?

Rick Ballard

"like we will when Bubu is returned to his parents"

Warren Buffett couldn't meet the amount they're demanding in return for taking him back.

clarice

narciso, he is proving himself a total jerk.

Jack is Back!

Frum. The name says it all.

bgates

Boy what a game!

Granted that was just the first half, but I have to say that so far, this game does not look good for Sarah Palin.

Hawkins

Can't the Democrats just go away

I mean, that would solve all the problems of "anger" and their squeamishness over rhetoric

bgates

Speaking of whom - I had been inclined to dismiss the press coverage, but I finally got a look at that map, and it's pretty obvious that she was planning to wreak destruction by firing 200-mile wide bullets at America from space. I think that's outrageous.

clarice

bgates, you are the only person in America shrewd enough to have figured that out. Congratulations!

Jim Ryan

Mel, Psmith is not bad either. He's like a smarter Bertie. I think there are about five Psmith novels.

Mark, nothing beats old Penguins.

MarkO

Just heard that Obama is putting on the Full Clinton. He's going to Arizona for a memorial. Giffords is still alive. Oh, well.

I hope someone on our side will say something like, "We hope the President will use this opportunity to silence the haters who have wrongly suggested legitimate dissent and free speech caused this deranged boy to kill. We also hope he will not use the deaths of these innocents, including a nine year old girl, to attempt some political advantage from a tragedy. That would be shameless and a permanent stain on the nation."

MarkO

Jim, great to have a kindred spirit. We'll speak in Woosterese later.

24AheadDotCom

1. JLL had a GG fixation before the TPers came on the scene, and the cops visiting his house might have been the final straw, but it's worth recalling that he did what he did after almost two years of teaparty loons throwing shrieking tantrums and intimidating politicians on TV. He didn't do that before the TPers hit the scene.

2. The next TPer who throws a tantrum at a public meeting is at the least going to have a meetup with Mr. Taser.

3. Instead of enabling the TP loons, maybe Maguire could give some thought to trying to get them to engage in more adult behavior.

Keep scrolling back to see just how crazy they are:

http://24ahead.com/s/tea-parties

glenda

ah...CC....Clawice--fell out of my chair !

I don't believe for one second Obama will be able to rise above politics and his arrogance to show leadership and help the nation to heal. The words someone else will write won't touch his eyes and show courage--his minions are leading the "blame the right" push and getting all the free press adoration they can.

Jim Ryan

The little girl died not in vain. She died so that trolls like 24AheadDotCom could make political use of her murder.

windansea

What does it all mean, Wind?


No clue, but thats him

gives me the willies like Red Dragon

seems more of a psychopath than a schizo to me

MayBee

How can the President make a speech trying to make a political point about that?

narciso

That is the vilest part of this whole matter, they care not that their actions may allow this monster to escape his due measure of
justice, and furthermore that more violence may be engendered.

Ranger

Via Instapundit:

http://volokh.com/2011/01/10/jared-loughners-anti-war-views/>Jared Loughner’s Anti-War Views
Jim Lindgren • January 10, 2011 5:28 pm

So, he was a Truther and thought the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were war crimes... but its all the Tea Parties' falt.

bgates

He didn't do that before the TPers hit the scene.

He didn't kill anybody before Obama was elected President, or before Verizon started leaking word that they'd get the iPhone.

He didn't kill anybody before you started being an asshole, but that would have been impossible since he's only around 22 years old.

MarkO

MayBee, Sopmething like this?

"I deplore the venomous Fox hate speech that drew this young man into a crime Rush wanted. As a result, I suspend habeas corpus, the First Amendment and The War on Poverty. I warned the country against Fox and the man who wanted me to fail. Me and my lovely wife seek only the reasoned discourse that can be found in real media outlets.”

MarkO

Sopemething, baby.

Rob Crawford

Jesus Christ, Lonewhacko, you're crazier than a shit house rat. Seriously, that comment is a sick piece of work.

And, folks, "Lonewhacko" is the name he chose for himself. He's spent years railing against everyone who has attracted more of an audience than himself, with his latest target of hatred being the tea partiers. He goes on and on and on about how he knows a "better way", but never bothers to demonstrate it. He just rages and rages and rages on.

Rob Crawford

"Sopemething, baby."

Is that legal in all states?

clarice

He's going to make an effort to reach out more--you know funerals, shooting, WalMart openings. He plans to win re-election, not on his thin record, but rather on his and his wife's ability to charm the nation.

Yeah, baby, fool em once and you can do it again.

Threadkiller

24ahole, go research the rhetoric that surrounded the Civil Rights movement.

When Byrd called MLK a troublemaker, did that rhetoric cause MLK’s death? When Senator JFK voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1957, did that lead to the deaths of many southern blacks?

Porchlight

Hot Air has the Truther angle (which was a righty/lefty shared wackiness)

TM, for shame. Name a righty who is a truther. I can't think of a one.

Rick Ballard

I'd go with a serious misunderstanding of Beyond Good and Evil for Dummies before mental defect. He may have some fried circuits but his pathetic "please don't hate me" indicates that he had full knowledge of what he was doing. Evil exists, and this murdering scum provides an example of it.

MarkO

"Is that legal in all states?"

That would take the fun out of it.


maryrose

Obama is trying to score political points off this horrible tragedy. Why am I not surprised?
Glenda, I agree he will make it all about him using the I word umpteen times.
I just want to say I don't agree with some that Obama will be re-elected easily. It's either going to be really close or he is going to lose. He can't relate to real people and he has lost support from those who were willing to give him a chance initially. I just don't see how he makes it in 2012 because no one will trust the media when they start to trash the republican candidate.

Rob Crawford

"TM, for shame. Name a righty who is a truther. I can't think of a one."

Far, far right. The kind of people Glen Greenwald defends in court.

Stephanie

Not only will the I word predominate, he will incorrectly name one of the victims or do something else butthead schtoopit like a shout out and the NYT and other liberal outlets will creatively edit it out. They best hope it's not raining that day... ;)

Stephanie

Seen this?

LUN

Charlie (Colorado)

Far, far right. The kind of people Glen Greenwald defends in court.

EG, Alex Jones. Who is a contemptible consumate ass.

Threadkiller

I hope there is no Q&A for Obama.

">http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/02/AR2010040203980.html?wprss=rss_nation&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wp-dyn%2Frss%2Fnation%2Findex_xml+%28washingtonpost.com+-+Nation%29"> The great elaborator: Obama gives 17-minute answer to health-care query in N.C.


Obama started out feisty. "Well, let's talk about that, because this is an area where there's been just a whole lot of misinformation, and I'm going to have to work hard over the next several months to clean up a lot of the misapprehensions that people have," the president said.

He then spent the next 17 minutes and 12 seconds lulling the crowd into a daze. His discursive answer -- more than 2,500 words long -- wandered from topic to topic, including commentary on the deficit, pay-as-you-go rules passed by Congress, Congressional Budget Office reports on Medicare waste, COBRA coverage, the Recovery Act and Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (he referred to this last item by its inside-the-Beltway name, "F-Map"). He talked about the notion of eliminating foreign aid (not worth it, he said). He invoked Warren Buffett, earmarks and the payroll tax that funds Medicare (referring to it, in fluent Washington lingo, as "FICA").


ughh.

Porchlight

Far, far right. The kind of people Glen Greenwald defends in court.

Maybe. I still think it's BS to imply that the responsibility for the truther movement is shared equally by left and right. There are far more truthers in the mainstream left than there are in the mainstream right.

For example, we can name several prominent liberal/left Americans, even celebrities, who are truthers. Seems like if it were truly shared there'd be an equal number of mainstream righties we could name.

I live at truther ground zero, by the way (Alex Jones territory) and I have met many of them; they are lefties to a man.

So sorry, I just can't buy the "shared wackiness" argument.

Danube of Thought

Ducks are overmatched and fortunate to be this close.

Porchlight

EG, Alex Jones. Who is a contemptible consumate ass.

Alex Jones is indeed a contemptible consummate ass, but he is not a righty.

Stephanie

Glenn Reynolds done jumped the shark - he just equated Gabby Gifford's shooting with.... the "Shooting of Buckwheat". HAS HE NO SHAME!!!1!eleventy!11!

:eyeroll:

Charlie (Colorado)

Alex Jones is indeed a contemptible consummate ass, but he is not a righty.

Well, it depends on who you ask. I think he's a wannabe fascist.

But he's a nutcase paleocon Lew Rockwell wannabe, which makes him as rightwing as Pat Buchanan, and demonstrates how insufficient these labels have become.

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