February 20, 2009

"John Gibson Did Not Compare Eric Holder To Monkey With Bright Blue Scrotum."

Look, I know I'm getting a late start this morning. But I want you to know that I'm still here, still blogging, still ready to serve you up the tasty morsels of the day. So I thought you might like to read what Memeorandum (my favorite source of bloggables) considers the top bloggable story of today: "John Gibson Did Not Compare Eric Holder To Monkey With Bright Blue Scrotum." You figure that out, or say whatever you like about my late start, monkeys, scrota, etc.

47 comments:

peter hoh said...

It's a great headline. When I saw it, I suspected that it was enough to rouse you from your blogging slumber.

AllenS said...

That was the original quote and story from the Huff Post. What's funny is after the correction, there are still commenters and other blogs who think that the original story is still true.

mcg said...

It is, quite simply, one of the greatest headlines ever constructed. It makes all of the lunacy that led to it worthwhile.

JohnAnnArbor said...

Hey, remember the don't-make-us-put-food-in-our-car issue? Some Saudi scholar says using ethanol as fuel is a sin.

"Majimi stressed that his statement should not be considered an official fatwa, but is rather a personal opinion. He noted that this is an important issue that needs to be studied by the relevant religious bodies."

JAL said...

After I saw this earlier this morning (johnnydollar.com, I think) I went to HuffPo to look (and quite frankly, mock). They mentioned it on the opening page, but there was no story to link to. Think they had gotten to it by that time. No nothing.

There was no mea culpa or we've been punked, or "a underling editor is on the carpet...."

They start something like that (Palin's "Africa is a country?" [NON]remark and have NO internal red flags that pop up and say --- "Wait ... they're stupid but not that stupid ...." And can't be bothered to acknowledge their ugly gaffe ....

As Al Gore likes to take credit for things, I blame this on him. He says he was the model for the character in Love Story. And we all know that love is never having to say you're sorry. Hate even less so.

Liberal racism. They get their licks in by blaming it on the Repubs, Bush, whoever ....

EDH said...

Given the events of this week, I'm just not convinced that putting yourself in a position to identify the hue of monkey's scotum is the best way to confirm that it may be dangerous.

m00se said...

Well, this is going to poke a hole in Sully's claim of the rising tide of Right Wing hatred...

rhhardin said...

A rising tide of hatred lifts all boats.

Jason (the commenter) said...

What's this "don't call a black person a monkey" garbage? White people call other white people monkeys all the time. It's not shocking or insensative, it's what you should expect to be called if you are part of society (and acting like a monkey).

JohnAnnArbor said...

Missed the link on the alcohol/fuel thing.

Psychedelic George said...

"...In things racial, we have always been and we -- I believe continue to be in too many ways essentially a nation of cowards."

How dare he.

Not merely "a nation of cowards" but "essentially" so.

Did not those who fought at Gettsyburg "nobly advance" "the proposition that all men are created equal?"

JAL said...

Followed the most recent link back after I commented and see an article apologizing. Which of course keeps repeating the bright blue scrotum line in the process of denying it.

Weird. Anyone want to analyze that for me?

Nice to see they acknowledge they got caught with their pants down and red faces. Or something.

Still takes a lot to get an "Ooops!" from them not buried on page F17.

mcg said...

Warden proves he has got balls. Literally.

MadisonMan said...

Video editing technology is getting better and better. There will be more of this in the future. Don't believe anything you don't see with your own two eyes.

ricpic said...

Bright blue scrotums beat purple scrotums...hands down!

Bob said...

"John Gibson did not compare Eric Holder to a monkey with a Bright Blue Scrotum. That would be silly. He meant to say a Mandrill with Bright Red Buttocks."

JAL said...

Here's the map.
says Ann about her fantasy marvelous wonderful trip....

Only I don't know how to get the "Here" in that sentence to link to the "map" behind that sentence, even though I copied it from Althouse's post.

Just a reminder. It is interesting.

But here you can check out the map. http://tinyurl.com/althouse-map

You can sign in via google and edit it with your places.

And Beth, Minneapolis -- is that your pin in North Carolina?

JAL said...

Re Holder's comments:

It's going to be a long four years.

AJ Lynch said...

John Gibson is like the lowest person on the Fox News totem pole yet the libtards go nuts attacking him?

Sure shows the average libtard is very insecure.

JSF said...

Unlike the Left the past 4 years, there is no assasination porn or deliberate equating of an administration to Hitler.

However, Sully's brown nosing is providing a precedent for the rest of the BosWash media to follow suit.

And if Michael/Lucky show up here:

Remember, he can get $50 if he links to two comments he wrote on Althousiania that was supportive of the last President. But he too scared to go looking.

TitusFreezeFrame said...

I love John Gibson.

Is large flowing mane of hair remind me of a beautiful white stallion.

He is amazing. Absolutely love him.

reader_iam said...

Don't believe anything you don't see with your own two eyes.

Given some of the things I've seen in my life, I'm not so sure I want to go even that far!

reader_iam said...

And for some reason I find the very phrase "bright blue scrotum" hilarious. Can't stop giggling** and kept trying to avert my eyes when I came to the blog today. SOOO happy there are two new posts atop this one.


(**To the point my son asked me, "What's UP with you this morning," but no way am I gonna explain.)

traditionalguy said...

Gibson may claim innocense, but AJ Holder can send Patrick Fitzgerald to get a federal agent to ask Gibson if it's true or not. Next The $3,000,000 investigation gets the Blogger who quoted Gibson to swear it is to true. Voila, mix with with a Black DC jury pool and there is a 99% chance that Gibson goes to Jail for Obstruction of Justice. Hurray for Justice.

TitusFreezeFrame said...

John Gibson is a true talent in the media world. I love his glasses too.

TitusFreezeFrame said...

I would like to see Eric Holder's scrotum but then again who wouldn't?

EDH said...

We have a photo!

Very 80s disco, if you ask me.

Over to Titus...

EDH said...

Woops, I meant to say 70s disco.

chuckR said...

I really don't want to know anything about the color of any part of Mr Holder's person. However, I am incensed that he thinks the rest of us are yellow. Hey, Mr. Holder, why don't you man up and tell us all about ramrodding President Clinton's pardon of tax fugitive and trader-with-the-Iranian-enemy Marc Rich? I'm sure its a very inspirational story - a real profile in courage.

XWL said...

If folks feel compelled to compare me to any kind of monkey, I humbly request that they choose the Southern Muriqui (Brachyteles Arachnoides)

Quoting from their description on Arkive:


Muriquis have long limbs and a long prehensile tail, allowing them to be particularly agile amongst the trees. The thick coat is greyish-brown in colour; males may have a more yellow tinge and they have particularly large testicles, which may be related to sperm competition.

Given Pres. Obama's performance in his first month in office, I'm thinking nobody's going to make the Muruqui comparison with him (and to put those 'particularly large testicles' in context, if a Muruqui were the size of a human, then to stay in the same proportion, their testicles would each be the size of grapefruits)

reader_iam said...

Jeez, XWL ... don't you find that a little uncomfortable? And where do you find clothes that fit right?

Big Mike said...

We need to amend Mark Twain. There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and postings on Huffington.

reader_iam said...

Please tell me horseback-riding isn't one of your many hobbies.

XWL said...

@reader_iam Jeez, XWL ... don't you find that a little uncomfortable? And where do you find clothes that fit right?

I meant metaphorically speaking, of course, also, and for the record, I don't defend my territory the way male muriquis do (with all that extra production capacity, rather than the more traditional urination and poo flinging of other primate species, they use a more 'seminal' fluid with which to taunt intruders).

reader_iam said...

@XWL: Say, speaking of male fluids, did you know that "perm sperm" is a whites-directed racial epithet?

I didn't, until today.

Greg Toombs said...

Say Bright Blue Scrotum three time, fast.

Not too loudly, though, or your office-mates will call HR.

TitusFreezeFrame said...

Us white men are going the way of the Saturn.

Sooner or later we will be the minority in this country.

Yes, it will mean more viable multicultural hog to have but what are the other benefits, really?

Cedarford said...

TitusFreezeFrame said...
I would like to see Eric Holder's scrotum but then again who wouldn't?


Uh, I can't speak for others, Titus, but I'll happily pass.

Kudos though for recognizing that Palladian is likely very fat, and also bottoms. He was the guy who brought up that he found he could buy bright red butt cheek falsies on the Internet.

Send Palladian. He'll go. Ask him to keep his eyes open while he ball-licks and salami-smokes Holder, and report back to you...

Maybe he'll get lucky. Holder has those gay vibes, and black guys tend to crave fat white lovers..

Ralph said...

Titus, we already are a minority--or are there no women in your world?

Michael said...

Well, if anyone knows something about bright blue scrotums...it would be John Gibson.

Michael said...

JSF said..."Unlike the Left the past 4 years, there is no assasination porn or deliberate equating of an administration to Hitler."

The current administration has been in control for about a month. Bush had eight long years to distinguish himself as something other than an inept President. If Obama fails or makes the kind horrible decisions Bush made, he deserves what he gets from left and the right. (And by the way, the left is not happy with some of his decisions already.)

You act as if it's only me who consider the man to be one of the worst President in our nation's history.

If so, I suggest you review the recent evaluations by Presidential historians who rank him at 36 out of 44.

Obama deserves some time to implement his policies before being trashed by the usual wingnuts one can find here every day of the week.

chuckR said...

..."I suggest you review the recent evaluations by Presidential historians who rank (GWB) at 36 out of 44."

For a sense of how seriously you should treat the opinions of historians regarding current events, you need look no further than the 1983 compilation After Brezhnev edited by Indiana University historian Robert F. Byrne. I think you might still find it on Amazon for about a nickle.

If you could find the collected works of NYT scribbler Anthony Lewis, you could draw the same conclusion about journos.

Oops, just checked - Byrne's drivel will set you back at least 49 cents plus shipping.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Well, I don't know about Eric Holder, but after a day of ice fishing, I'd bet Harry Paratestes scrotum was turning blue.

JSF said...

Michael,

No one else other then you has been leaving hate-spewed, small minded comments over the eight years on Althousiania.

In 2004, did you say, let us support President Bush's strive for Democracy in the ME? Or did you continue your hate-spewing since Overtime 2000. Again, two comments + Links = $50.00.

And I will tell you again, if you cannot find those two comments throught Althousiania, you have no standing to ask Conservative or Republicans for anything.

Alex said...

Notice how Michael is defending George Bush assassination porn, by saying "he deserves it". Is it any wonder why the left can NOT be trusted with the reigns of power? I tell you this, if the American people don't elect a GOP congress in 2010 this country is headed towards a very quick extinction.

mcg said...

Bush had eight long years to distinguish himself as something other than an inept President.

No, actually, he didn't. The left was on his ass from before his first inauguration.

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Jason (the commenter) said...

What's this "don't call a black person a monkey" garbage? White people call other white people monkeys all the time. It's not shocking or insensative, it's what you should expect to be called if you are part of society (and acting like a monkey).
++++++++++

One time, I had a dinner party and towards the end of the night, after most guests, including one who was probably the only African American there, left, the remaining 5 of us were sitting around in chairs and a sofa. A guest remarked, "You know, it's really true, blacks really do look like monkeys don't they?"

The night came to an abrupt end. For whatever reason, it's generally considered at the very least insensitive to refer to African Americans as monkeys.

Maybe an equivalent situation is to think about being the only white person and getting called the same name over and over (ghost for example).