April 17, 2010

Happy/sad.

Scott Brown is "sad" that Barack Obama was "amused."

117 comments:

New "Hussein" Ham said...

Humiliating Americans he disagrees with is what Alinsky taught Barack Obama to do.

You can no more remove the stripes from a zebra than you can get Barack Obama to stop ridiculing the Americans he is ruling.

He's just an asshole. And asshole's can't not be assholes.

Chip Ahoy said...

I'm amused that Scott Brown is sad that Barack Obama is amused. Please say you're saddened by my amusement because that would amuse me too.

ricpic said...

Sad is a weasel word. Angry is the word called for. But that great statesman and put some ice on that example Bill Clinton has warned us about anger against the regime.

Pastafarian said...

Actually, Brown said that "it's sad", the situation (a president stooping so low as to launch personal attacks on American citizens exercising their rights to free speech, and attacking them with smug condescension).

Brown didn't say that he, Brown, was sad. He said that this situation is sad -- a sorry state of affairs.

At some point, I expect Althouse to discover that Scott Brown is stoooopid, in an epiphany similar to that she experienced with respect to Palin.

New "Hussein" Ham said...

"Sad is a weasel word. Angry is the word called for."

Brown said "sad" because it is sad.

Barack Obama is pathetic. It's sad that he has been reduced to ridiculing his own fellow citizens.

Kirby Olson said...

It's an enormous coalition of moderates and independents. Obama doesn't have any sense of what he's up against.

I think that's good. To underrate your opposition means that you usually get clocked. It's about time.

I just wish the clock would speed ahead until November so we could start to undo some of the big O's dangerous legislation, so that we can also create a bulwark to stop his judicial nominees.

New "Hussein" Ham said...

"... so that we can also create a bulwark to stop his lesbian nominees."

FIFY.

c3 said...

It was so much better when they just clung to their guns and religion.

Hagar said...

Obama was also factually wrong - again. I think because all this is just words to him - written by someone else, and he just reads them off the teleprompter - which is also why he will contradict himself in successive speeches given in the same week. The speeches were written by different writers, and there is no one at the White House checking for consistency - because this is all just about the tactics of the moment.
The overall aims and strategy is something entirely else.

GMay said...

"I find it sad..."

not

"I'm sad..."

My first thought when I saw this post was "Oh gosh, what did he say this time? He's gonna need a little more polish than I thought".

I was hoping for some mild amusement when I checked the link, but was definitely disappointed.

Curse your misdirection Professor!

EDH said...

I think of this response to Obama.

I amuse you?

Funny how? I mean, funny like I'm a clown? I amuse you? I make you laugh? I'm here to fucken' amuse you? How da fuck am I funny? What da fuck is so funny about me? Tell me. Tell me what's funny.

Trooper York said...

If Mort was awake he would say the shoe shine box imagery is racist.

Hagar said...

@EDH
It was not about you; it was about making his audience at the moment feel oh, so sophisticated and superior to the opposition.

traditionalguy said...

This quote by Obama exposes the terrible disrespect and disdain that Liberals hold Americans in. The underlying pride in a superior vision is what pushes the Marxists into wholesale murder sooner or later. They see us as as too dumb to live...and then when all power is taken, they start the massacres. No wonder Clinton recommends a step and fetch it innocence when facing the powers being readied to attack what we still hold to be true and to be privately owned.

Diamondhead said...

Keep laughing, President Carter.

Richard Dolan said...

This morhing's line-up":

What Scott Brown said about what Obama said about ...

What the teacher cops said about what Jason Levin said about ...

What Sen. Cornyn said about what Gordon Liu said about what Justice Alito said about ....

What does Ann Althouse have to say about .... The world wants to know.

George said...

Can't be too long before Obama starts his speeches with those "Yo Mama is so ugly, she..." jokes about the Tea Partiers.

edutcher said...

The Zero is laughing in the graveyard. All those people he thought the boys had taken care of are coming for him.

Kirby Olson said...

It's an enormous coalition of Conservatives, libertarians, moderates and independents. Obama doesn't have any sense of what he's up against.

Fixed it for you.

Issob Morocco said...

I wonder if the One-der will be amused when his socialist ass is sitting back in Chicago on Jan. 21st 2013? This November will make him a lame duck, on a descending path to the end of this social experiment that America foisted upon itself as history has shown us to do every 50 to 60 years.

Keep chuckling knuckle head, see you in the Windy City soon!

Cheers

Rialby said...

I'm sad too. Sad that Americans elected a President who hates the majority of them.

Rialby said...

I wish I could find the audio of Obama praising Kevin Rudd the other day. I heard it on Hugh Hewitt and haven't been able to find the unedited quote. It's a wonderful encapsulation of BHO.

Rialby said...

And here it is.

Message: I think Kevin Rudd is like me... he's awesome... he's like me: awesome.

Lincolntf said...

I don't think many people really give a crap what Captain Asteroid thinks of them these days. He's a joke.
But when the people he's now mocking show his whiny one-term ass the door, we'll be amused to no end.

Zach said...

Obama can't take criticism. Every chance for a course correction has to turn into a crisis, because changing something is admitting you could have done better the first time.

You could see it at the healthcare summit. No matter what anyone else said, there was always some pat response for why he was still perfect and nothing had to change.

MamaM said...

Obama speaks in code, using veiled contempt to convey and defend his personal need for power and superiority.

Contempt is a defensive response. It rarely inspires anything other than sadness, anger or more contempt.

It's a sad/sorry situation when a leader indicates contempteous amusement for the citizens he's sworn and promised to lead.

Julius Ray Hoffman said...

WHAT!? How dare he! Feminists like myself will be up in arms about this!

No man is allowed to use an emotional word such as "sad" in a political context - not unless we at Feminist Central Command grant him a special exception! To do so is akin to domestic violence... or even RAPE.

RAPE! RAPE! RAPE!

Scott Brown raped all of America's women with his "sad". What a monster!

Fen said...
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Fen said...

Obama is on the path of the "frustrated Diversity Hire with a racial chip on his shoulder"

Obama's next step will be to file an EEO complaint against the American people.

Same pattern. So we already know how this will end.

Titus said...

So Many Emotions. So Little Time.

Thank you.

Fen said...

Hagar: It was not about you; it was about making his audience at the moment feel oh, so sophisticated and superior to the opposition.

Heh.

The Left needs another scientific paper reminding them how smart they are.

Titus said...

Currently, I am content.

Why, because I just pinched a greasy loaf.

Stephen Snell said...

Obama's next step will be to file an EEO complaint against the American people.

Line of the month, Fen. Well done.

LonewackoDotCom said...

What's sad is that Althouse has to know that the partiers are, in general, complete idiots. But, she says nothing and instead encourages them.

The fact that they're idiots is, once again, provable. Instead of concentrating on things that are effective, they - like cults - concentrate on group physical actions and rites: chanting, waving loopy signs, singing along with a lounge singer, and on and on.

Another example of their stupidity is evident right on Althouse's site. No partier here has ever even tried to provide a logical response to any of my comments. Few of them can understand my comments, what I'm getting at, and why I say what I do.

Instead, all they can do is hurl obscenities, smear, and lie. And, that's despite the fact that the partiers and I share many opponents, even if the partiers aren't smart enough to know about many of those opponents. The partiers put smearing me ahead of what's in their best interests and, in fact, they've consistently engaged in other actions against their own interests.

They really are the lowest of the low, and Althouse should point that out rather than encouraging mass stupidity.

Fred4Pres said...

President Barack Obama: Do I amuse you?

Fen said...

SorosFundedTroll: Another example of their stupidity is evident right on Althouse's site. No partier here has ever even tried to provide a logical response to any of my comments. Few of them can understand my comments, what I'm getting at, and why I say what I do.

Yes LoneWacko, we get that you care SO much about Tea Party, thats why you spend all your time attacking them instead of the policies they oppose.

I'm betting you went in to interview as a campaign strategist or somesuch, and they didn't take you seriously. So you dedicated yourself to broadcasting how "stupid" they are. Way to go.

And I hate to break it you, but Soros will never promote you to Assistant to the General Manager. No matter how much swill you swallow.

Synova said...

I don't read it as sorrowful. I read it as "sad" the way I'd have used "sad" when I was in high school.

Because he didn't say "I'm sad" he said "it's sad". (Didn't he? I can check again.)

Different usage.

Synova said...

"It was not about you; it was about making his audience at the moment feel oh, so sophisticated and superior to the opposition."

Obama does this in foreign relations, too. He figures if he's talking to one group that no one else is listening.

The man is consistent.

dbp said...

Barak Obama = Oricula stannous

rcocean said...

Tips for spotting Moby's:

1) Use of Over-the-top rhetoric
2) Constant attacks on "fellow" conservatives
3) Sly undermining of their own Moby positions by calling themselves "Wackos" and "Crazies"

Lincolntf said...

Actually lonewackjob, the lowest of the low have been on display for years before the TP's existed. You know the ones. The people who spent 8 years spewing lies and hatred under a laughable "anti-war" umbrella. The self-obsessed play actors who siezed on a time of national crisis to further damage our national standing. All of those protesters, and not a few high Dem officials, are truly the worst of the worst.
By conjuring up enough hatred of Bush and Cheney, the Obamas of the world were able to amass a constituency of simple minded people willing to act against their own self interests and elect a "community organizer" from the dirtiest City in American politics.
And now while Obama merrily carries on in the same way as Bush (Gitmo, drone strikes, rendition, Patriot Act) all the cowards and fools who were so stridently "pro-peace" are completely silent. Foul hypocrites of the lowest order.

edutcher said...

LonewackoDotCom said...

Another example of their stupidity is evident right on Althouse's site. No partier here has ever even tried to provide a logical response to any of my comments. Few of them can understand my comments, what I'm getting at, and why I say what I do.

God knows, I tried once. I learned the wisdom of the old saying, "Ya know what's great about banging your head against the wall? It feels so good when it stops."

Instead, all they can do is hurl obscenities, smear, and lie. And, that's despite the fact that the partiers and I share many opponents, even if the partiers aren't smart enough to know about many of those opponents. The partiers put smearing me ahead of what's in their best interests and, in fact, they've consistently engaged in other actions against their own interests.

Projection, anyone?

gk1 said...

This open contempt towards the tea parties seems to be a strategy Axelrod has been oozing since last august. Ignore them, pat them on the head, snicker at them. But to what end? Why do they beat the bee hive? Its not stoking their base and it looks tone deaf to what is actually going on now in this country. Weird. Maybe its just their incompetance in display?

Fen said...

LoneWacko: The partiers put smearing me ahead of what's in their best interests

Sad.

Its sad that you believe they think about you at all.

Happy.

But I'm happy you've outed yourself as a Moby Off His Meds.

Please, continue to beat your fists on the floor.

Fen said...

*sniff*

I am saddened that no one caught my Dwight Schrute reference.

Guess I need to up my game.

Ritmo Brasileiro said...

So... is this the new guy whose every word you're going to hang on?

I guess Palin just didn't have enough material for you - verbally, that is.

Jeremy said...

Brownie - "“I find it sad that the president gets personal with these groups who are just expressing themselves in a respectful manner.”

Gee, this yahoo finds it "sad" that he takes a shot at people who say he isn't an American citizen, that he's a Marxist, Communist, Socialist...all while he cuts taxes on this same group of tea bagger morons?

All Presidents have taken verbal shot at their political opponents, tea bagger or not.

Read some of Ronnie "The Saint" Reagan's quotes and tell me how "sad" Brownie would be about them.

Here's a nice one relating to what to do about student disruptions at UC Berkeley, quoted in the Los Angeles Times:

"If it's to be a bloodbath, let it be now. Appeasement is not the answer."

Jeremy said...

Since we have so many tea baggers residing here, maybe they can articulate exactly what it is the tea bagger crowd really wants.

Give me three things they feel should be done to right the ship of state.

*And please, stay away from the cutting taxes thing, it certainly isn't relevant to this crowd unless you think a majority of them are making more than $250,000.

Fen said...

Jeremy fails again. Tea Party wants:

1) fiscal responsibility and accountability

2) lower taxes and less spending.

3) less government and more freedom

And I'm not even a member of the Tea Party. Jeremy, what planet do you reside on where you are shielded in such ignorance?


Jeremy so many tea baggers

And no, you cant suck my balls, you sicko perv.

Fen said...

LibtardRitmo: I guess Palin just didn't have enough material for you - verbally, that is.

Poot libtard. Confusing Tina Fey with Palin. Again.

Seven Machos said...

No partier here has ever even tried to provide a logical response to any of my comments.

Wacko -- That is some funny shit right there. Have you ever considered the possibility that there might be other reasons why people don't feel compelled to respond to your comments?

Lincolntf said...

1. Allow the public (and the off-Party Legislators) actually READ bills before voting on them. Obama will never do this because none of his hare-brained schemes or naked power grabs could stand the light of day.
2. Stop spending money that our children haven't earned yet. Yes, deficits are sometimes a necessary evil, but Obama has deliberately forced us into an economic death spiral. The CBO calculates that within 10 years, the national debt will be 90% of our GDP. No nation can survive that, and yet Obama blithely ignores it.
3. Reverse his short-sighted and petulant foreign policy. Rather than alienating our allies while sucking up to our adversaries, Obama needs to step back and realize what he doesn't know. Messing with the aspirations and security of Central Europe, dumbly watching as all remnants of the Monroe Doctrine are forgotten and kicking sand in the face of the only Democracy in the Mideast might work in a Harvard classroom, but not in the real world.

Seven Machos said...

For Urbanritmolegend, politics is utterly superficial. He confuses his poorly conceived aesthetic for philosophical depth. That's how it goes when you are stoned all the time and not educated.

master cylinder said...

Can I pile on?
A big reason I dont believe the whole Tea thing is that yall are so picky about what you want to cut from the budget-
defense?
space program?
medicare?
social security?
I know you will say that opposing viewpoints have been pushed aside in the Obama admn-but you really havent brought much. [again dont try to insert tax cuts here]
What IS the plan?
You are marginalized and you are mad- I get that.

Ritmo Brasileiro said...

Have you ever considered the possibility that there might be other reasons why people don't feel compelled to respond to your comments?

Probably because they run into perpetually offended, hypersensitive types like "Fen" who seem to suffer under the illusion that "libtard" is a phrase that advances whatever ingenious ideas he must be hiding from everybody.

Seven Machos said...

Master Cylinder -- The best part about disagreeing with those in power and enthusiastically protesting about it is that you have absolute freedom and no need to make actual, working plans.

Thus, you saw the idiots protesting the Iraq War.

Thus you saw Hope And Change! Hope And Change!

Fen said...

MasterLibtard: You are marginalized and you are mad- I get that.

No, you don't get it. If you did, you would know better than to try to marginalize them as "mad".

Seven Machos said...

Wacko and you are a lot alike, RitmoaUrbanLegend.

Fen said...

Libtard: Fen who seem to suffer under the illusion that "libtard" is a phrase that advances whatever ingenious ideas

No Libtard. I am merely your mirror. You don't like it, change your look.

Libtard.

Ritmo Brasileiro said...
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Ritmo Brasileiro said...

No Libtard. I am merely your mirror. You don't like it, change your look.

Your failure to form your own identity is surely what must make you feel at home among the Tea Partiers, and other right-wing ultra-nationalist know-nothings.

Presenting... Fen! The ultimate know-nothing, be-nothing.

His ultra-short name reflects his ultra-shallow and ultra-invisible personality... perfectly.

Fen said...

And I gotta say, Ritmo, you really earned the Libtard moniker this round.

At 2:09 you slime Palin and her supporters as stupid.

Then turn right around and have a meltdown because I serve it back to you.


Makes me wonder if you're just another sock puppet with a broekn fax machine. You have great talking points, but cant reason your way out of a paper bag when the topic strays from those points.

Nice demonstration, Libtard.

Ritmo Brasileiro said...

For Urbanritmolegend, politics is utterly superficial. He confuses his poorly conceived aesthetic for philosophical depth. That's how it goes when you are stoned all the time and not educated.

I'm sure you have some very, very deep thoughts on politics to share, Machos-Man.

So why have you never posted them?

And I'm sure your education qualifies you to do many more things than merely engage in courtroom antics?

So why the suspense on that score?

All this bullshit merely because I noticed that Scott Brown is yet merely another a media attention item whose expiration on his 15 minutes went unnoticed by Althouse, and who is only of interest to people who simply wish to publish whatever noise stimulates the ears and antennas of the hard-core right-wing.

Damn, do you get easily bothered!

Nice post on Oprah, BTW. That was very, very... um, not interesting.

Seven Machos said...

Fascinating that you stopped by my sideshow vanity project blog, Ritmourbanlegend. Note that I've not stopped by yours, if you have one. I do find it interesting, though, that I am the subject of your attention.

It's a lot like these nutty tea parties, really. Leftist tools like you are constantly talking about them. How much time do they spend talking about you? Who is driving the discourse here? Who is the agent of political change?

Incidentally, I use the word tool in its definitional sense: an object used by others to accomplish something.

El Pollo Real said...

The President lowers the bar for public speaking.
I can't decide if he thinks he's leaping hurdles or winning at limbo. Here's a visual for you all: link

I miss Victoria again.

Ritmo Brasileiro said...

Fen thinks the "Palin's rubber, you're glue" defense, when it comes to criticisms of her intelligence, is convincing.

And people wonder why intelligence is such a touchy subject for him...

Fen said...

Libtard: His ultra-short name

Heh. More demonstrations of Ritmo ignorance.

I shortened the name because idiots like yourself were stumbling all over it.

But show us how smart you really are. Figure it out for yourself. Clock is ticking... Libtard.

Seven Machos said...

Palin made several million dollars this year. What was your take, Ritmourbanlegend? And how much time did Palin spend mentally masturbating about you?

Fen said...

Ritmo: And people wonder why intelligence is such a touchy subject for him...

You're the one having a meltdown over being called Libtard, not me.

I just wanted to prove you couldn't handle what you dish out. And that you're an idiot with no self-awareness or sense of irony. Thanks!

Ritmo Brasileiro said...

It's a lot like these nutty tea parties, really. Leftist tools like you are constantly talking about them.

Really?

When have I posted anything on them except in response to The Aesthetic Blogger's obsessive posting on them?

How much time do they spend talking about you?

Me,.. personally?

My, my. Are you guys bad at understanding group dynamics.

Who is driving the discourse here? Who is the agent of political change?

Let me guess. The one that you say is doing so with nothing more than a self-serving proof by assertion?

Ritmo Brasileiro said...

So Machos, are you saying that Palin's salary and attractiveness (to you, of course - unless you're confusing me with you) make her beyond criticism? Is that how it works with you authoritarians?

Just wondering.

Seven Machos said...

Let me guess. The one that you say is doing so with nothing more than a self-serving proof by assertion?

Dude...Libtard...Fool: you are talking about tea parties. Therefore, tea parties are driving the discourse. This is what could be called logical, indisputable, objective, obvious, plain fact.

Furthermore, since I don't particularly identify with tea partiers, there is nothing self-serving here.

Seven Machos said...

Ritmourbanlegend -- I am trying to get you to see that Palin has more money and power than you could ever hope to have. Therefore, you look very foolish when you clamor that she is stupid.

If you are so smart, why are you powerless and poor? Is it because you are ugly? Is it because you weren't born into wealth like Palin or educated at the finest schools like Palin? Wait...

LonewackoDotCom said...

Ann Althouse:

I know you have to be smart enough to see exactly what I mean after reading the replies to my first comment.

Before the election, I actually opposed Obama, even as those who "oppose" him now are still helping him. Instead of doing even simple research such as glancing through my thousands of posts since 2002, all your buddies in the teaparties can do is smear and engage in counter-productive activities.

Maybe it's because they just aren't that smart, maybe it's because they're actually on Obama's side: I don't know. I do know it's a bit shocking to see a law professor (other than a yahoo like Reynolds) support such an incredibly and in most cases intentionally dumb movement. Would you run Brawndo ads or something?

P.S. For yet another example of how teapartiers hurt themselves, instead of trying to get Sonia Sotomayor to withdraw as I urged them to do, r/w bloggers and teapartiers either said nothing or just caved. They were too busy whining about temporary fiscal issues to care about something that's going to negatively affect the U.S. for decades. Instead of opposing Obama, those r/w bloggers and teapartiers helped him.

They really are the dumbest of the dumb, the lowest of the low.

Seven Machos said...

You! A law professor! Not slogging through all my posts here!!

Ritmo Brasileiro said...

Dude...Libtard...Fool: you are talking about tea parties. Therefore, tea parties are driving the discourse. This is what could be called logical, indisputable, objective, obvious, plain fact.

You seem to have a problem understanding how conversation topics are chosen. Just because I like to visit this bubble and respond to the thoughtless blather with some criticism doesn't mean that the topics of the posts resonate in the real world.

How often is Althouse or Reynolds linked to by anyone in the outside world? What happens here is nothing more than parlor room chat. It may reflect the topics of the day. But usually it's just about what interests Althouse. And her never-changing commentary posse.

But she linked you so I guess that's all that really matters, right?

Seven Machos said...

Show Original Post

Happy/sad.
Scott Brown is "sad" that Barack Obama was "amused."


Where is the part about Sarah Palin, or tea parties? Or Instapundit?

Jeremy said...

Ritmo Brasileiro - Why would you waste your time trying to discuss or debate anything with this Machos character?

Instead of reading or researching, he merely regurgitates whatever he heard last from Beck, Hannity Limbaugh and others via Fox and conservative radio.

Ritmo Brasileiro said...

Ritmourbanlegend -- I am trying to get you to see that Palin has more money and power than you could ever hope to have.

Hmmm... I didn't know about "ever hope to have", but I wasn't aware I needed you to point out the present situation. OTOH, it's nice to witness the hard-right appeal to totalitarian authority as the answer to criticism.

Therefore, you look very foolish when you clamor that she is stupid.

No I don't. Only an idiot believes it takes unvarnished cunning (let alone intelligence in the abstract) to achieve positions of power.

The fact of the matter is that the right is now choosing symbolic figureheads to lead them. Credentials of competence are entirely secondary, if they even figure into the game plan at all.

If you are so smart, why are you powerless and poor? Is it because you are ugly? Is it because you weren't born into wealth like Palin or educated at the finest schools like Palin? Wait...

This is too dumb to respond to even coming from Machos.

Seven Machos said...

Jeremy -- Please let me know the last time I heard last from Beck, Hannity Limbaugh and others via Fox and conservative radio.

Further, Ritmourbanlegend is actually a prince compared to your trollery here. He does share many characteristics with you, though, including a strange propensity to change identities.

But tell us, Jeremy: tell us about your conception of free speech and how it relates to middle school teachers using school computers for radical political purposes. You have gone strangely silent on that thread. Was it the manner in which you got so thoroughly schooled?

Ritmo Brasileiro said...

For a guy that likes to define intelligence, he sure doesn't seem to convey it.

Tea Parties were the whole topic of the link. If Althouse only wants to reference Brown and Obama in her meta-narrative, how does that change her obsession with looking to news items that revolve around Tea Parties for inspiration/material?

Palin came into play because she is (or was) the other source for inspiration. I couldn't reference a change in Professor Althouse's blogging habits without mentioning what the change came from and changed to.

Instapundit I have never mentioned before and only brought up to show how cloistered your bubble is.

You really have trouble with transitions and associations, don't you?

Seven Machos said...

The fact of the matter is that the right is now choosing symbolic figureheads to lead them.

Out of your vacuousness, I chose this because it is such a gem. President Obama certainly doesn't meet that criteria. After all, he's a state senator with a Nobel Prize.

Jeremy said...

Fen said - "Jeremy fails again. Tea Party wants:

1) fiscal responsibility and accountability

2) lower taxes and less spending.

3) less government and more freedom"

1. George W. Bush expanded government more than any previous President, lowered taxes on the wealthiest Americans, got us into two wars that are estimated to add 7 trillion to out deficit over the next ten years, was asleep at the switch as the real estate market melted down, asleep at the switch while the financial houses raped the markets, left behind a massive deficit, signed an 800 billion dollar bailout, and the unemployment rate was at 8.5% when he walked out the door. (Blaming Obama for what was left behind is disingenuous and ridiculous.)

2. President Obama has cut taxes on any family making less than $250,000 and any individual making less than $200,000. He's also provided a 35 tax credit to small businesses who hire, increasing to 50% next year.

3. Show me where the current government is any more "intrusive" than what we have seen over the past 4 decades. As for eliminating "government" from your life, are you implying you will not accept Medicare, Medicaid, Veteran's Benefits or if unemployed...unemployment benefits?

Your points are right out of the mouth of my previously mentioned conservatives: Beck, Hannity and Limbaugh.

Why not provide something original...if you can?

Seven Machos said...

How often is Althouse or Reynolds...

4/17/10 3:17 PM

Seven Machos said...

Jeremy -- How is it that you know all these things that these conservatives you hate say? Clearly, you listen to, or watch, or read them far more than I do.

Isn't it the height of hypocrisy for you to charge people with paying attention to these people when you obviously pay far more attention to them than everyone else? It's like a crack addict telling me to cut down on my cocaine usage.

Of course, you are a silly person with no self-awareness. So you got that going for you, which is nice.

Ritmo Brasileiro said...

Out of your vacuousness, I chose this because it is such a gem. President Obama certainly doesn't meet that criteria. After all, he's a state senator with a Nobel Prize.

Actually, he was president when he was awarded the Nobel. Approval from abroad really rankles you guys, doesn't it?

Anyway, apparently his capabilities are still up for debate. Was passage of the health care bill something that only a "figurehead" could pull off? Because if so, there's a lot of monumental legislation coming your way! You know, because it's so easy to do!

I suppose "vacuousness" is your way of saying "commentary too thoughtful for me to think of a quick and witty courtroom response to shoot it down!"

You're one of the most disingenuous debaters on here.

Lincolntf said...

You know who's really "mad" at the Tea Parties? It's not the lifelong conservatives. It's the people who never really got into politics until the Obama celebrity machine rolled into town. These people, who made up the decisive 5-10% of the population that swung the vote to Obama, are truly pissed off. They were lied to. They were made fools of. They rallied around a man who openly despises them now that he's in power.
Conservatives always knew Obama would be a disaster, so there's nothing to be upset about. The "middle" is just now figuring out that they've been duped, and they won't forget it in 2012. And that spells Bye-Bye, Barry.
At least he'll finally have something to write about.

Kirstin said...

I hope that Obama (and another person) will agree to play basketball against Scott and Ayla Brown. It would be a good game ...

former law student said...

The story comes from "the daily caller"?

Why not from a well-established site, like newsmax.com or WorldNetDaily?

Seven Machos said...

Actually, he was president when he was awarded the Nobel.

Dude, you missed the joke so utterly and completely that it's painful. Yet, of course, you are much more intelligent than Sarah Palin. I bet all your intelligence and a couple dollars will get you a ride on public transportation.

Seven Machos said...

FLS -- Or Kos. Or the Puffington Host.

Ann Althouse said...

"I'm amused that Scott Brown is sad that Barack Obama is amused."

I'm sad that Chip Ahoy is amused that Scott Brown is sad that Barack Obama is amused.

info said...

SAD...that so many Americans were willfully duped into voting for the sad sack...even SADDER than some are actually "teaching" children how to think and reason...

Jeremy said...

Seven Machos said..."Jeremy -- How is it that you know all these things that these conservatives you hate say? Clearly, you listen to, or watch, or read them far more than I do."

See, now that's exactly what I mean when I say that you don't think before posting inane comments.

I read through 3-4 newspapers a day, periodicals and of course visit various blog sites that reflect the daily news, commentaries and opinions.

As for knowing what "conservatives" say, I don't listen to Beck, Hannity or Limbaugh, but it's hard to miss their opinions and influence, considering the constant bloviating via elected GOP individuals and the skewing of real facts by the talking heads you revere that turn up in articles and reports you consistently quote.

Oh, and once again; you and others here constantly use the term "hate" when in fact, I don't "hate" any of the people we're discussing, nor do I "hate" anybody here.

I just find most of them and you to be less than honest in your criticism of our president.

I have yet to read a comment here, via the regulars like yourself, that is complimentary of literally anything our president has ever said or done.

Seven Machos said...

Conservatives always knew Obama would be a disaster, so there's nothing to be upset about.

This is true.

Seven Machos said...

literally anything. Really? Like literally?

I remember all your flowery paeans to George W. Bush, Jeremy. The puffery was almost too much to take.

Also, I don't believe that you read as much as you do because, if you did, you would surely have learned to write and reason better.

Jeremy said...

"Conservatives always knew Obama would be a disaster, so there's nothing to be upset about."

And yet the same conservatives nominated John McCain and Princess Sarah as their candidates.

Which is also true.

Considering what he inherited, railing on the president after only 15 months is just wing nut tea bagger drivel.

Seven Machos said...

after only 15 months

Another gem. The leftist trolls are really on full retard today.

We will be hearing this in 2011. It will be how can you expect Obama to have done anything positive after only 3.7 years?

Jeremy said...

Seven Nachos Short - Sorry, I've already wasted enough time with you.

former law student said...

7m: although my memory could just be bad, it's been a while since I've seen a link to a HuffPo or Kos article on this blog.

Would an unbiased blog alternate left-biased sources with right-biased ones, like a ping-pong match?

Ritmo Brasileiro said...

Dude, you missed the joke so utterly and completely that it's painful.

What point? That being elected president is not a greater achievement than not being elected vice president?

Does it pain you to fuck-up your own talking points that badly?

Yet, of course, you are much more intelligent than Sarah Palin. I bet all your intelligence and a couple dollars will get you a ride on public transportation.

Surely your vitriolic hatred toward the indigent is an inspiration to everyone. It's an inspiration to everyone who aspires to what must surely be your exalted position in life, if only they realized that contempt and vitriol were the missing ingredients.

Keep on keeping on, Machos man.

Jeremy said...

The Queen said: "I'm sad that Chip Ahoy is amused that Scott Brown is sad that Barack Obama is amused."

Why not just adopt this weiner and get it over with?

He can take candid shots of you and Needy from morning until night.

MamaM said...

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

It's sad when the best of a President's ability to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States" involves public expression of disdain (presented as amusement)towards fellow citizens peacefully acting within their Constitutional rights.

former law student said...

public expression of disdain (presented as amusement)towards fellow citizens peacefully acting within their Constitutional rights.

Obama is merely remarking -- Tuvok style -- on their public display of illogic. As a Vulcan, Obama is often bemused by human behavior.

Lincolntf said...

15 months in which he spotted himself a TRILLION dollars. And we're still nowhere near as economically healthy as when he started "fixing" things. He'll never, ever get either the unemployment numbers or the deficit numbers down to the good old days of Bush. He's a failure despite granting himself every advantage.
Come November, we are going to begin regurgitating the garbage he's currently ramming down our throats. After that, when he no longer has the protection of both the Speaker and the Sen Prez, he'll drop all pretense and start his campaign. I for one can't wait to see it. I can already picture the MSM puzzling over how tens of millions of Americans turned into rabid racists in four short years.

Jeremy said...

MamaM said..."It's sad when the best of a President's ability to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States" involves public expression of disdain (presented as amusement)towards fellow citizens peacefully acting within their Constitutional rights."

It's called freedom of speech, and anybody who thinks this is the very first president to respond to such nonsensical tripe put out by groups like the tea baggers needs to read more.

And can I assume you feel it's okay for these people to carry signs depicting President Obama as Hitler or calling him a Muslim or a Marxist or denying he's an American citizen?

I bet you.

Jeremy said...

Lincolntf said..."15 months in which he spotted himself a TRILLION dollars."

Are you counting the 800 billion Bush signed off on as he walked out the door?

Or the 8.5% unemployment he inherited?

Or how about the two wars we're still mired in up to our asses?

Duh.

MamaM said...

Bet all day. It's sad when the best of a person's ability involves the expression of contempt.

Jeremy said...

MamaM said..."It's sad when the best of a person's ability involves the expression of contempt."

You must be referring to the Marxist, Communist, un-American, birther expressions...right?

Just Lurking said...

A big reason I dont believe the whole Tea thing is that yall are so picky about what you want to cut from the budget

What would I cut? You could start with about half of the bureaucrats that work in most public sector agencies. Notice I said most, not all. Some agencies and the folks in them do a lot of hard work- but many others don't. They sit around watching the clock, waiting for their pensions. And that's not based on stereotypes- I worked in the public sector for close to a decade. The waste and inefficiency was appalling. These days the private sector is downsizing, why should the public sector be exempt?

Get rid of Social Security. I am 47, and have never once thought I would ever get that money back. As a young person I assumed the program would be insolvent by the time I qualified. Other people I know who are my age or younger feel the same way. So SS and medicare are not untouchable sacred cows to me. Slash the program, let people keep their wages and plan for their retirement. If they do it poorly and become impoverished, then let them apply for welfare and food stamps; programs that are necessary unless we want the incompetent starving in the streets.

I have no problem with programs designed to help people who are truly disabled or mentally ill. If we got rid of a lot of the waste in the public sector, we could better aid those who are really helpless.

I also don't have a problem with contemplating lowering the minimum wage to reflect the real value of unskilled labor. But no one, Dem or Repub will ever go there. Instead with a wink and a nod they will turn a blind eye and allow illegals to flood in as a working underclass to be exploited, rather than face the issues of wages and immigration head on.

I could go on and expound, but I won't. It's not worth my time or effort, since most of the folks doing the asking probably don't really care.

Roger J. said...

Seems to me there is a tendency to assume that blogs somehow have the same cachet as publications. A blog is nothng more than a dressed up 1990s USENET flame war--We (me included) engage in these interactions because it amuses us.

Blogs are not scholarly publications (although even those have declined in quality precipitously over the past 10 years). My thought is simply to keep a blog in perspective, which, IMO, is a forum to spout and vent.
Blogs are USENET redux.

If some of the posters here want their ideas to be considered in an academic context, there a host of scholarly publications that will permit them to do so. Plus you get the advantage of editorial support which does allievate things like my tendency to mistype and not proofread the crap that I write on blogs.

eve said...

Duh........duh

Impressive.

Just Lurking said...

BTW Master Cylinder; I'm not trying to say you are one of the ones who doesn't care.

But frankly I think it is a waste of time trying to post detailed, seriously thought out posts in most blog comment sections. For some reason, the mood is just not conducive to serious discussion, wedged in between floating logs and requests for dick-sucking.

If a person is really interested in the Tea Party agenda (since in my previous comment, I was speaking for myself) they should do some research. Attend a rally, look online or attend a meeting. If you are looking for specific details, you may want to focus on the later two options, since the rallies I have been to have been short on specifics.

Just Lurking said...

We (me included) engage in these interactions because it amuses us.

I lurk for mostly the same reason. Watching a thread evolve or (devolve), can be very entertaining.

Trooper York said...

Barry doesn't know the half of it.

Only Laura Bush can tell him about a real "amusing tea party!"

Synova said...

"Obama is merely remarking -- Tuvok style -- on their public display of illogic. As a Vulcan, Obama is often bemused by human behavior."

LOL :-)

HDHouse said...

Yes I agree. Scott Brown is sad.

Deb said...

Funny how? I mean, funny like I'm a clown? I amuse you? I make you laugh? I'm here to fucken' amuse you? How da fuck am I funny? What da fuck is so funny about me? Tell me. Tell me what's funny.

Now what would really be funny is for the tea parties to go all Pesci on somebody like Reid or Pelosi.