August 3, 2011

"If we were really domestic terrorists, shoot, President Obama would be wanting to pal around with us wouldn’t he?"

"I mean he didn’t have a problem with paling around with Bill Ayers back in the day when he kicked off his political career in Bill Ayers apartment, and shaking hands with Chavez and saying he doesn’t need any preconditions with meeting dictators or wanting to read US Miranda rights to alleged suspected foreign terrorists. No if we were real domestic terrorists I think President Obama wouldn’t have a problem with us."

Sarah Palin, via Instapundit, who adds:
Heh. And the ATF would be helping you smuggle guns. . . .

186 comments:

Fred4Pres said...

That is funny!

Tim said...

Yep.

Fred4Pres said...

Sarah Palin could help him write his next book!

Andy R. said...

Sarah Plain would make such a great President. There is nothing crazy or reckless about supporting her.

TWM said...

Say what you will about Palin, but she nails that loser every single time.

WV: "forksi" as in "Stick a forksi in Barry, he's done."

The Crack Emcee said...

O.K., this is true, but it would be all in good fun,...

MadisonMan said...

Putting the 'ing' on 'pal' never works. It looks like you've put -ing on pale.

Hagar said...

Back when he was running, there were newspaper articles about how Obama in his community organizing days, and Bill Ayers had offices on the same floor of the same building for, I think, 3 years or so, and asking how come Obama now could barely remember and recognize Mr. Ayers?

All that go down the memory hole?

Tim said...

...for an uneducated, bible-thumping hick beauty queen in high-heels, she sure does articulate the exact point that needs to be made about the Dali-Obama, as obvious as it may be.

Curious George said...

Any bets that the left makes a stink about having "shoot, President Obama" back to back to back?

Any bets that Palin did this intentionally to get just that reaction so she can mock them?

She knows the predictable stupidity and hypocrisy of the left. I'll bet she's already doing the final edit on her response.

t-man said...

I don't know whether she writes her own stuff, but Palin's statements show an advanced level of advocacy -- turning your opponents jabs into your own rhetorical weapons.

chickenlittle said...

MadisonMan said...
Putting the 'ing' on 'pal' never works. It looks like you've put -ing on pale.

Palin' around with terrorist! You bet!

roesch-voltaire said...

True if the TP were real terrorist, Obama would send drones to drop bombs on them, or a Seal unit to shoot them in the head because that is the way he pals around with terrorist

J said...

Another piece of gangsta trash, like her followers, including the queer cripbyatch Freddie-grrl

Pogo said...

She's a happy warrior, and she has his number cold.

It's a modernized Echo and Narcissus: now the 'sweet nymph' Echo/Palin does not beckon Narcissus/Obama, but taunts him, and shoves his head under the water while he gazes at himself.

J said...

A phony, like the A-house gangtrash.

Even as a conservative, Palin fails. Stay in Alaska crip-byatch

Pogo said...

"if the TP were real terrorist, Obama would send drones to drop bombs on them,"

You mean The Daily Show and MSNBC?

SunnyJ said...

While the comments read well, it's her delivery that just nails it!

I'd give anything to put her up against Obama. He'd be stuttering and stammering and droning (not as in killer drones)on with his lecture finger pointed...and Sister Sarah would be zingin', like in Palin'around, him left and right.

She is just fearless with that great common sense ability to see the phony coming and their phony convoluted thinking and pull it out and knock it out of the park.

Curious George said...

"roesch-voltaire said...
True if the TP were real terrorist, Obama would send drones to drop bombs on them, or a Seal unit to shoot them in the head because that is the way he pals around with terrorist"

These definitions should help:

Domestic
Domestic:

Idiot

The Crack Emcee said...

roesch-voltaire,

True if the TP were real terrorist, Obama would send,...a Seal unit to shoot them in the head because that is the way he pals around with terrorist

You are aware an editorial cartoonist has already illustrated that scenario, aren't you?

Democrats. Y'all do think alike,...

Ignorance is Bliss said...

roesch-voltaire said...

True if the TP were real terrorist, Obama would send drones to drop bombs on them, or a Seal unit to shoot them in the head because that is the way he pals around with terrorist

So how many domestic terrorists has Obama sent drones or Seals after?

Palin was careful enough to be precise. If you have a problem with reading comprehension, well, that's your problem.

J said...

piss test day, ahouse gang

(goes for Palin as well)

SunnyJ said...

"True if the TP were real terrorist, Obama would send drones to drop bombs on them, or a Seal unit to shoot them in the head because that is the way he pals around with terrorist" @roesch-voltaire said.

What terrorists, there is no war on terror...its an overseas contingency operation. There are no muslim jihadists...just misunderstood criminals. Ok about the drones and assasination, at least he's not doing that awful waterboarding!

Phil 3:14 said...

What conservatives don't understand is that she sounds good to them but not to liberals and many independents.

It's like country music.

J said...

trying to act like a conservative again, Cracki, wit' yr byatches? You're not TP or GOP. You're PCP.

Mick said...

And she would have driven that point home during the election if McCain were really meant to win. The Debt Master Central Bankers had already made their choice-- the fix was in, so she was shut down.
McCain was not a natural born Citizen either (born in Panama Canal Zone, and needed USC 8 S. 1403 to make him a US Citizen) thereby neutralizing any Quo Warranto.
I guess the "law prof" Blogger lady was aware of the Usurper's associations w/ criminals, terrorists and racists, but didn't mind. Heck she didn't even mind that he wasn't eligible (not a natural born Citizen because he was born British, of a British subject father). A "law prof" didn't know (Con Law at that-- no wonder lawyers know very little about the Constitution)!

EDH said...

In fairness, Obama is pals only with domestic left wing terrorists.

Hagar said...

"Palling" takes two l's.
American English is not any more consistent than the Queen's English, and anyway, "a foolish adherence to consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds."

AJR said...

Sarah's comment was not cute or funny. There's no mystery to it here guys - Sarah's vapid and unelectable joke.

Robert Cook said...

The Tea Party are hardly "domestic terrorists." Rather, they're a tiny minorty cohort of spoiled, screaming infants who could easily be ignored, but who serve as a handy excuse for Obama--(and the Democrats)--(and the Republicans)-- allowing them all to do what they wanted to do and planned to do all along.

The kabuki theater of the past weeks over the raising (or not) of the debt ceiling--(it was a foregone conclusion from the start it would be raised, as it will be raised in the future, whoever is in the White House...it was never NOT going to be raised)--was staged to scare the public into accepting whatever devastating cuts to Social Security and Medicare might be effected in order to "save us" from "even worse" chimera of doom that might supposedly follow otherwise, while providing plausible deniability to all parties for any comlaints they will receive from their respective constituents.

It was a big con, and we are the marks who've been had.

William said...

Maureen Dowd in her column today takes pleasure in explicitly comparing the Tea Party members of Congress to cannibals, vampires, aliens, and zombies. They've tried rascists and terrorists. It's time to up the ante. Flesh eating zombies. In the battle for the soul of America nothing is more persuasive than calling fiscal conservatives flesh eating zombies. That'll work. Maybe Sarah Palin is a succubus.

SunnyJ said...

@AJR...oh, OK. You could have told us sooner, then no one would have had to waste their time having their own opinion. Our mistake, there for a minute we thought this was the land of free speech and a right to think for yourself.

Hoosier Daddy said...

"...Sarah Plain would make such a great President. There is nothing crazy or reckless about supporting her..."

She would do a better job than the current incompetent. Then again its a pretty low bar that he set.

roesch-voltaire said...

Okay let us look at "domestic" terrorist and we discover the arrest of Hutaree Militia, the sentencing of
Bruce and Josha Turnidge who wanted to attack the political structure, the arrest of Kody Brittingham, the shooting of John Partrick Bedell, the "sovereign citizens Joe and Jerry Kane, etc. Not much paling around here. About the cartoon, I have not seen it, but what is obvious to reasonable persons is obvious--this is Palin just talking propaganda trash.

Hoosier Daddy said...

"...True if the TP were real terrorist, Obama would send drones to drop bombs on them, or a Seal unit to shoot them in the head because that is the way he pals around with terrorist.."

Have they recalled his Nobel peace prize yet?

chickenlittle said...

Hagar said...
"Palling" takes two l's.
American English is not any more consistent than the Queen's English, and anyway, "a foolish adherence to consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds."


Holy gerundocracy!

Robert Cook said...

The refreshing thing about having Sarah Palin as President--'twill never be, don't you all know?--would be that she would almost certainly resign halfway through her first term, by which time she would have grown bored and/or overwhelmed by the realities of the office.

Shouting Thomas said...

The Tea Party are hardly "domestic terrorists." Rather, they're a tiny minorty cohort of spoiled, screaming infants who could easily be ignored...

You are a fount of idiocy, Kookie.

This is the official agenda of the Tea Party.

The Tea Party's agenda is quite adult and responsible. Unlike your commie agenda, Kookie, which is just nuts and destructive. Your only excuse is blind stupidity.

For a tiny minority, the Tea Party is experiencing amazing success, huh Kookie? How's your commie agenda progressing?

r-v, you keep ignoring Obama's long-term relationship with Bill Ayers, which was clearly what Palin was discussing.

I can see why you would like to ignore that. Keep changing the subject.

Titus said...

How is everyone dealing with the record heat in some parts of the country?

I care.

Shouting Thomas said...

The refreshing thing about having Sarah Palin as President--'twill never be, don't you all know?--would be that she would almost certainly resign halfway through her first term, by which time she would have grown bored and/or overwhelmed by the realities of the office.

Kookie the commie... the man with his hand on America's pulse!

The electorate hasn't yet fully absorbed the reality that our credentialed Ivy League class of lawyers, financiers, bankers and politicians failed and cheated us.

There still a lot of time left in this game. The ability of the left to dismiss Palin as an uncredentialed yahoo is diminishing daily.

Over the long haul, I expect a very surprising denouement to the game with Palin. Just as the great Ronald Reagan was once thought to be a complete dope...

Hoosier Daddy said...

"...this is Palin just talking propaganda trash..."

It was a Democrat Congressman who made the terrorist slur moron. It'd your fucking liberal dots making the terrorist, Taliban and hostage trash talk.

Christ people like you and Cook are why we need iq tests for voter eligibility.

Fred4Pres said...

They were like cannibals, eating their own party and leaders alive. They were like vampires, draining the country’s reputation, credit rating and compassion. They were like zombies, relentlessly and mindlessly coming back again and again to assault their unnerved victims, Boehner and President Obama. They were like the metallic beasts in “Alien” flashing mouths of teeth inside other mouths of teeth, bursting out of Boehner’s stomach every time he came to a bouquet of microphones. (Conjuring that last image on Monday, Vladimir Putin described America as “a parasite.”)

Maureen Dowd!

Is it Halloween already?

Hoosier Daddy said...

Actually Cook, the real infants are the liberals who think a 5% budget cut is 'devastating'.

2 trillion over a decade, oh be still my heart, how will we ever manage....

Paddy O said...

"this is Palin just talking propaganda trash."

In direct response to Biden talking propaganda. That's what makes it potent, not that Palin said this out of the blue, but that instead of getting bent out of shape, she pushes back and jabs Obama at a weak point.

Rather than whining about Biden, she makes the statement that careless words can be rebounded.

Of course neither Right or Left would pal around with terrorists now. But if you call us terrorists in your rhetoric we'll remind you how real terrorists have been part of your rise to power.

It stops that sort of rhetoric cold. Because now Obama won't wink and smile at Biden's verbal wanderings, he'll reign him in.

MadisonMan said...

"Palling" takes two l's.
American English is not any more consistent than the Queen's English, and anyway, "a foolish adherence to consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds."

How can 'Palling' not rhyme with 'calling'?

Well, I'll answer my own question: The same way 'putting' is pronounced two different ways, depending on whether you're talking about golf or not.

E.M. Davis said...

It is SNARK WEEK, after all.

Hagar said...

For a "communications" graduate, Ms. Sarah does indeed write good English quite well.

Good content too.

Shouting Thomas said...

Since I live in a far left community, I'll tell you with certainty what the left would be saying today had the president, through his surrogates, attempted to brand his political opponents as "terrorists."

We would be discussing whether this propaganda assault was likely to lead to police and military violence and suppression of the supposedly "terrorist" group.

This propaganda offensive emanates from the White House. It was initiated by the Vice President. Clearly, it has President Obama's approval.

Does this propaganda offensive, clearly directed from the White House, signal an attempt to forcibly suppress the Tea Party?

You can bet the left would be arguing precisely that if a Republican president labeled a Democrat Party aligned political faction as "terrorist."

Robert Cook said...

"r-v, you keep ignoring Obama's long-term relationship with Bill Ayers, which was clearly what Palin was discussing."

Hardly...I just don't give a shit about it. Three years into his term, Obama continues governing like a staunch Republican, so I wonder when this stealth "Manchurian Candidate" you imagine Obama to be is going to kick in.

Shouting Thomas said...

In other words, were the tables turned, Democrats would be screaming at the top of their lungs about suppression of free speech and the right to peaceably petition the government.

The President of the United States has at least condoned this propaganda assault on his political opponents. He's condoned denouncing the Tea Party for promoting violence. There is absolutely no evidence to support this.

Obama's clearly testing the waters to see how far he can go.

r-v, where's your outrage? Come on, asshole. Tell me. Where's your outrage?

Shouting Thomas said...

Hardly...I just don't give a shit about it. Three years into his term, Obama continues governing like a staunch Republican, so I wonder when this stealth "Manchurian Candidate" you imagine Obama to be is going to kick in.

Kookie, you are so contemptibly stupid!

You're politics are so vile and vicious that you don't even belong in the debate.

Scott M said...

Mountains of evidence that CAIR is a front for the militant Muslim Brotherhood and yet Holder's Justice Dept hasn't gone after them. An AWOL twerp shouts Major Hasan's name over and over during his arraignment and there's a near media blackout on the subject.

And yet a political faction exerting its influence legally and WITHIN the political framework of our republic is considered terrorist/criminal/hostage taking.

Shouting Thomas said...

Yes, and this propaganda offensive started in the White House.

The President of the United States has labeled his most effective political opponent a "terrorist" organization.

Where's the outrage over this threat to freedom of speech and the freedom to peaceably petition the government?

Hoosier Daddy said...

"Three years into his term, Obama continues governing like a staunch Republican"

Honestly I can't tell if you're a troll or so politically deluded that you're devoid of any sense of reality.

Robert Cook said...

"You're politics are so vile and vicious that you don't even belong in the debate."

Hahahahaha!

Spoken like a true American.

Shouting Thomas said...

Spoken like a true American.

Oddly, nobody has called you a "terrorist," although your philosophy could be called precisely that.

Robert Cook said...

"Honestly I can't tell if you're a troll or so politically deluded that you're devoid of any sense of reality."

Neither.

Hoosier Daddy said...

Scott, keep in mind this is the administration whose director of Intel said the Muslim Brotherhood is a secular group.

We are in the best of hands.

Shouting Thomas said...

Kookie is a fucking mental case. It's surprising that he can function on the streets.

Let's return to the serious issue.

The President has called his most effective political opposition "terrorists."

What to make of this assault on freedom of speech and assembly? Why is the normally civil rights obsessed left not screaming about this abuse of power?

Christopher in MA said...

This is why I love Sarah, despite any reservations I might have with her as executive timber. While gelded clowns like Mitt, Pawlenty and Huntsman tiptoe around Little Black Jesus, she smacks that pompous, affirmative action clown right between the eyes.

"Propaganda trash?" After over twenty years of scum like Ted Kennedy smearing Robert Bork with "back alley abortion" fearmongering, Gore's delegitimization of an election through his whiny refusal to abide by the electoral college and EIGHT FRICKEN YEARS of the Democrats indulging in assassination fantasies, screams of betrayal, accusations of engineering 9/11 and outright treason during wartime, it's long past time that the left got its head handed to it. God knows the GOP establishment are too cowardly to call you out for the scum you are.

I notice, roach, that you forgot to add Eric Rudolph and Timothy McVeigh to your predictable "butright-wingers are terrorists, too!" list. Media Matters isn't getting its money's worth from you.

And, of course, you still haven't addressed Palin's point (which, had McCain not been a worthless, corrupt, doddering fool, he couldhave hammered into the ground) - Obama has definite, documented connections with Bill "guilty as sin, free as a bird" Ayers, his loathsome wife (who gloated over the killing of the LaBianca family)and the Weathermen, terrorists all. But we're just supposed to ignore that.

ajcjw said...

Trust Sarah to connect the dots. But then, Obama sure does make himself an easy target. I was just reading about his birthday bash/fund raiser today in Chicago. He's hitting up those evil, greedy "millionaires and billionaires" for campaign donations. The very same people he demonizes every time he gets in front of a microphone.

MayBee said...

Good job, Sarah Palin.

I still can't believe Obama so blatantly lied about his relationships with people like Ayers, Khalidi, and Rezko when he was running for President of the United States. How the media managed to turn it against Sarah Palin will be something to study.

I'm happy to see her still having fun with that. She deserves it.

J said...

Palin's a libertarian, not conservative. Like the A-house gang. Reagan didn't ride a Harley or smoke crack. And for that matter, upheld a few New Deal principles, however offensive to the teabuggers or Randian quacks.

Carol_Herman said...

Bill Ayres isn't responsible for harvahd's offering this idiot a credential!

Even if Ayres "found" him. And, "molded him" in some sort of image. You're not looking at disciples who've seen Jesus.

Not that disciples aren't looking for their leader. Politics is just different. Maybe? Maybe, more like baseball. But Jackie Robinson really could play! And, Roy Campanella was right behind him.

What did obama offer exactly? Even when you created the image. He spoke a foreign language. His mom didn't belong to The Red Cross ... (Or, only if you want Red to mean russia. Where you make your first misstep.)

Because the Vatican, at keeping state secrets, is a thousand years older.

And, trying to piece HOW Obama got to be Miss America ... needs to go beyond the plastic surgeons.

He was a TYPE. He had to mold, himself, first, to fit.

Every single political movement. Be it in monarchies. Or churches. Or elite groups. Evenutally runs out of steam.

Even in the good book. It says, at first there was chaos. Well, after the world started rolling, we know now ... it's Entropy all the way down.

And, even among kings ... per Barbara Tuckman ... the "line" runs out in seven generations. (Except for Churchill's.)

Hoosier Daddy said...

"...Neither..."

Well if you truly believe Obama is a staunch republican I think its safe to say your political leanings are somewhat left of Marx.

Karl not Groucho.

Carol_Herman said...

McCain would have been worse! He'd have destroyed the republican party! And, there would not have been a Tea Party rising from the ashes.

Curious George said...

"Robert Cook said...
The Tea Party are hardly "domestic terrorists." Rather, they're a tiny minorty cohort of spoiled, screaming infants who could easily be ignored"

Good point. It sure was proven to be a winning formula for the Dems last November.

Scott M said...

Rather, they're a tiny minorty cohort of spoiled, screaming infants who could easily be ignored

They weren't ignored here recently, where they?

You know, RC, when my kids were infants, they depending on me for food, shelter, health-care, clothing, the works. Which side's constituency does that sound more like?

Hoosier Daddy said...

"...I still can't believe Obama so blatantly lied about his relationships with people like Ayers, Khalidi, and Rezko when he was running for President of the United States.."

Easy to do when no one in the media would bother themselves to do the slightest investigation. I guess they had to conserve resources to dumpster dive in Wasilla and speculate on Palin's uterus.

Beta Rube said...

If the Tea Party folks are domestic terrorists intent on shutting down the government they did a piss poor job.

The Feds will spend 3.8 trillion this year and borrow a huge chunk of it.

Chip Ahoy said...
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MayBee said...

Easy to do when no one in the media would bother themselves to do the slightest investigation

Hoosier- easy to ignore without investigating, but even when the investigations were handed to them, they did not want to touch it. Even when they knew Axelrod lied to their faces, they did not want to pursue it. I think they were afraid it would really hurt him.

So they had to make Palin horrible for talking about it.

edutcher said...

She's like Trump, in one sense. She knows the first battle is not let them set the battlespace.

When The Donald went after Little Zero, he didn't worry about what the Lefties would say. She does the same thing.

J said...

A phony, like the A-house gangtrash.

Even as a conservative, Palin fails. Stay in Alaska crip-byatch


Anybody wanna bet how loud J would squeal if Miss Sarah bitch slapped him just once?

Phil 3:14 said...

What conservatives don't understand is that she sounds good to them but not to liberals and many independents.

It's like country music.


Most pollsters will tell you the overwhelming majority of "independents" are soft partisans, who make a lot of noise about not belonging to a party, but end up voting the same way, time after time.

Only about 7 - 10% really think for themselves.

As for the Lefties, they never think for themselves. A number of people have noted Miss Sarah succeeded in AK as Gov because she worked with the Democrats.

J said...

Im waiting for you to step in the street, edu the gay glibertarian. Capichay white trash?

Palin supporters- gay libertarians, like crack smokers at the trailer park. Like you Edu the yid-crip.Breitfartians

Whhoop.

Robert Cook said...

"Well if you truly believe Obama is a staunch republican I think its safe to say your political leanings are somewhat left of Marx.

"Karl not Groucho."


No.

Rather, if you cannot see that Obama governs as a staunch Republican, your politics must be assumed to be to the right of Rockwell.

George, not Norman.

Hoosier Daddy said...

"..The Feds will spend 3.8 trillion this year and borrow a huge chunk of it...'

I'll say it again. That's $1 trillion more than what we spent in 2008.

edutcher said...

J said...

Im waiting for you to step in the street, edu the gay glibertarian. Capichay white trash?

Palin supporters- gay libertarians, like crack smokers at the trailer park. Like you Edu the yid-crip.Breitfartians

Whhoop.


You wouldn't think they'd allow Internet access at the home.

Robert Cook said...

ScottM said:

"(The Tea Party) weren't ignored here recently, where they?"

Sure, they were, in that they had no real influence on what went down. You didn't read my whole statement, did you?

They are useful for both parties: Obama--and the Dems--can blame them for their "being forced" (sic) to "cave in" to right wing policy demands while doing that which they were going to do anyway, and the Republicans, who fear and scorn the Tea Party for the most part, can claim their T.P. bona fides while doing that which they were going to do anyway.

Face facts: the public is not the real constituency for either party...the financial elites are. Both parties serve Wall Street and bray about "serving the people" in the eternal Washington practice of lying and pandering.

edutcher said...

Kucinich said about the same stuff to O'Really last night.

Guys like that live in a world of their own.

J said...

You trying to be funny, Edu, the Palinite and crack-byatch? You're not funny or witty, trailer park libertarian. Nor are you a conservative. Just another perp and queer atheist (and ID'd as such with real conservatives). And your ex agrees, joto.

You're gonna shut yr mouths pronto, wicca trash.

Scott M said...

They are useful for both parties: Obama--and the Dems--can blame them for their "being forced" (sic) to "cave in" to right wing policy demands while doing that which they were going to do anyway, and the Republicans, who fear and scorn the Tea Party for the most part, can claim their T.P. bona fides while doing that which they were going to do anyway.

I read that entire statement. You're still wrong. The administration came out of this smelling to high hell. His approval didn't bounce at all and currently hovers around 40...Carter territory. He didn't get the clean increase he wanted and the TP forced the GOP to "call his bluff". They did and he was shown to have junk in his hand.

If you think the GOP is claiming "bona fides" you're not paying close enough attention. This isn't a case of the sheeple going back to the pen after the ruckus and they're not unhappy because of a just compromise. Every TP member I know is still up in arms and EXTREMELY cynical of what's going to happen in November. Most of them are calling bullshit on the nearly the whole deal.

You're either not paying close enough attention or you're letting ideological blinders focus your attention incorrectly.

traditionalguy said...

Leadership is a person who clearly states a goal and tells the group how to get from here to there.

Sarah Palin is therefore a superior leader. Her English language skill in picking the most powerful phrases that sum up her message has seldom been be seen. Not since FDR and Truman.

And she announced last night that the gloves are off in the Presidential sweepstakes. She is attacking.

Who but a Pawlenty or a Romney would be afraid of attacking Obama today?

Perry may be a fighter too, but so far he has been all image and cautious planning like a modern day George McClellan.

roesch-voltaire said...

I grant you this label of terrorist has become cheap propaganda trash starting with those who called Obama a terrorist at Republican rallies, and the constant drone about Billy Ayers right up to Biden's suggestion that holding the US financial status hostage was "acting like terrorist." Our national rhetoric shows what a gun-happy, war driven culture we have become--everybody is a terrorist except for you and me, and I am not so sure about you.

Bruce Hayden said...

I think that this was well done by Gov. Palin. I worried a bit yesterday whether the "terrorist" meme might have some legs, since that is the one thing that the Tea Party is not, and many of its members would be horrified to be considered.

Remember this is the group that typically leaves its protest venues cleaner than before they arrived (which is why RC's posts are so humorous). We are talking middle America here, the bedrock. And, if enough people called Tea Party participants, then maybe some of them might be horrified enough of the idea to stay home next time.

So, again, Palin comes to the rescue, killing the Administration's latest focus group tested proto-meme in its tracks, with one short comeback.

Don't know if she would make a good President (ok, it would be hard to do worse that what we have now), but I am sure glad that she is on (most of - with J and RC here today) our side here.

Alex said...

Hey J - should tea partiers be arrested?

Scott M said...

Our national rhetoric shows what a gun-happy, war driven culture we have become

Become? When have we been otherwise?

Pogo said...

"..the constant drone about Billy Ayers"

Well, the drone wasn't in stereo.
It was only audible from the bass on the right.

The left channel always seemed to be dropping that out.

John said...

Hoosier Daddy

What 5% cuts are you talking about?

Go to the blackboard and write 100 times:

There are no cuts

there are no cuts

There are no cuts

And so on.

John Henry

MayBee said...

trash starting with those who called Obama a terrorist at Republican rallies,

"Those who"?

That happened just like the Tea Party Protesters called Emmanuel Cleaver the "N" word 15 times.

Alex said...

Boehner is a terrorist for wanting to spend $8 trillion more.

edutcher said...

roesch-voltaire said...

I grant you this label of terrorist has become cheap propaganda trash starting with those who called Obama a terrorist at Republican rallies, and the constant drone about Billy Ayers right up to Biden's suggestion that holding the US financial status hostage was "acting like terrorist." Our national rhetoric shows what a gun-happy, war driven culture we have become--everybody is a terrorist except for you and me, and I am not so sure about you.

Billy Ayers???? Sounds like the 10 year old down the street.

Roesch would like for us to forget how this sack of slime came within an inch of slaughtering how many people at Fort Dix, thanks only to the incompetence of his then-girlfriend?

The "distinguished educator" is a real terrorist and the hard core Left which runs the Democrat Party is part and parcel of what he believes in to this day, including his protegee.

"what a gun-happy, war driven culture" describes little Billy and his Lefty friends more than the rest of the country. They're the ones who've been waging war for, really, about a century.

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Pogo said...

@Bruce Hayden:
"I worried a bit yesterday whether the "terrorist" meme might have some legs"

I liked Jim Treacher's rejoinder:

"So we’re terrorists for “holding the country hostage”? Okay, then: For what you’re doing to future generations, you are pedophiles. Own it."

MayBee said...
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Christopher in MA said...

"the constant drone about Billy Ayers. . ."

Yeah, it's not like he actually, you know, KILLED anybody. Not personally. Hell, what's a little domestic insurrection between friends?

That you actually want to casually swat away Obama's relations with this treasonous, bloodthirsty thug and his ghastly wife tells me all I need to know about your moral bankruptcy.

And Cook, if you honestly think Little Black Jesus is acting like a "staunch Republican," I'd hate to see the kind of hellhole your sort of staunch Democrat would be presiding over.

Jenner said...

Palin would only resign if she thought it was best for the country. Gee, I wish Obama was more like Palin.

edutcher said...
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edutcher said...

Sorry about the multiple posts.

Google burped.

MayBee said...

Althouse- make sure you have your blog archived, because Google/Blogger is acting really weird. I'm getting all kinds of new and exciting error messages.

Hoosier Daddy said...

"...Rather, if you cannot see that Obama governs as a staunch Republican, your politics must be assumed to be to the right of Rockwell..."

Well Mr. Cok, considering he enjoys orgasmic support from every left wing demographic in the country, I daresay you have a poor read of the nations political landscape.

franglo said...

Hey Thuggos: you talked shit about Bill Ayers for nearly a year, and did Obama get elected? You betcha!

You might want to try a new shitty thing to carp about for the next round, considering it didn't work the first time. Also, Osama getting one through the eye socket probably doesn't help your argument. How's that "Obama pals around with Osama" thing workin' out for ya?

jerryofva said...

Chris in MA:

I believe that would be the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea.

Kirk Parker said...

"It's surprising that he can function on the streets."

That's presuming something not in evidence.

Hoosier Daddy said...

"...I grant you this label of terrorist has become cheap propaganda trash starting with those who called Obama a terrorist at Republican rallies.."

Yes. It was much more civil during 2000-2008 with all of the Hitler comparisons.

Bruce Hayden said...

Face facts: the public is not the real constituency for either party...the financial elites are. Both parties serve Wall Street and bray about "serving the people" in the eternal Washington practice of lying and pandering.

I don't think that you are following this very closely. This new crop of Republicans in the House is different. They don't fall lock-step behind the leadership, but rather, the leadership, time and time again, is having to follow the Tea Party. You saw this this time, as the deals that the Republican leadership thought that they had put together fell apart, when their caucus fell apart.

I saw this whole thing, good and bad, old, and new, this spring and early summer, trying to fight against patent reform. We were out-gunned, and massively out-spent, by the big tech companies (IBM, MSFT, Intel, etc.) The legislation blew through the Senate this year, with Leahy seen celebrating with IBM at their plant in Burlington a couple of days later. Crony capitalism at its worst. Then it blew through the subcommittee and committee in the House, with Lamar Smith ramming it through, stacking hearings, limiting debate all the way along. It hit the Rules committee, and was ready for the floor, and, whoops.

Someone finally noticed that the bill would take control of the USPTO budget away from Congress and give it to the former IBMer running the USPTO (who, conveniently, had been one of the primary pushers of the legislation before taking the USPTO slot). Beck, then Rush, mentioned it, and the bill wasn't going anywhere that way. The bill sat right there at the Rules committee for a week, and then Smith and his corporate backers caved, amending the bill to satisfy the Tea Party. And that is where it sits now, technically in reconciliation, almost identical bills passed in both Houses, but hung up on something that the Tea Party isn't budging on, and the old bulls in the Senate, having been well paid off by those big companies, not willing to give in. My prediction is that the Senate will ultimately cave, because their paymasters want to weaken the patent system so badly that they will take 98% and give up on control of funding, as they did in the House.

This is the same sort of thing that we saw with the debt ceiling. The House leadership thinks that they have more leeway than they do. They see how Pelosi walked her Blue Dogs off the electoral cliff by forcing them to vote for ObamaCare, etc., and remember the last time that the Republicans had the House, and expected that sort of control. They have it, until it comes to spending and esp. taxes.

BTW - The Representative who helped us the most in our fight against patent reform was Rep. Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin. Met with him in April, and he seemed to be the only long term Congressman involved who hadn't sold out to the big companies. If you are in his district, give him your vote next time.

Bruce Hayden said...

"So we’re terrorists for “holding the country hostage”? Okay, then: For what you’re doing to future generations, you are pedophiles. Own it."

Took a moment to figure it out, but I liked it too.

Scott M said...

Putting the cart before the horse, certainly, but abstract thought can be like that sometimes.

Assume we get everything we want visa vi the Tea Party. Even assume that history/poli-sci types call this a limited government or Constitutionalists revolution. The real struggle, even after all the biggest battles are fought and won, will, as with all revolutions, be a battle not to become that which was originally fought against.

Much easier to blow up trains, in other words, than to make them run on time. It's just something everyone should keep in their back pocket as a sort of anti-hubris spray.

J said...

The trailer-park Palinites and glibertarian-crack heads of AA belch on.

even Milt Romneyoid or Newt superior to failin' Palin or Michele B-mann.

Methadras said...

Curious George said...

Any bets that the left makes a stink about having "shoot, President Obama" back to back to back?


Why? They didn't make a stink when a Senator yesterday claimed that the Right put a gun to Obama's head on the budget ceiling deal. Fuck them.

sorepaw said...

because that is the way he pals around with terrorists

You mean, Obama sent Navy Seals to take out Bill Ayers?

Where are the headlines on that?

Hoosier Daddy said...

"...You might want to try a new shitty thing to carp about for the next round..."

Ok. How about Obama's shitty economy, the shitty unemployment rate, and the new shitty little war in Lybia he dragged us into.

How's that closing down Gitmo and ending the wars working for ya Franglo? Or you ok with it now since its your boy in charge?

grackle said...

Obama continues governing like a staunch Republican.

Ha ha ha ha. If only it were true.

McCain would have been worse! He'd have destroyed the republican party!

Carol, something that I’ve found to be true: Winning is always better than losing.

When you lose things like Obamacare, idiotic foreign policy shifts, automobile industry takeovers, rule by executive fiat through arrogant agencies, massive debt increases, nationwide economic malaise and other bad things happen too numerous to mention here.

When you win – not so much.

Please try your best to enthusiastically support whoever wins the GOP primaries and goes up against Obama, even if the winner doesn’t fit every point on your personal political profile. It’s even more important this time than last time.

sorepaw said...

The Tea Party are hardly "domestic terrorists." Rather, they're a tiny minorty [sic] cohort of spoiled, screaming infants who could easily be ignored, but who serve as a handy excuse for Obama--(and the Democrats)--(and the Republicans)-- allowing them all to do what they wanted to do and planned to do all along.

I'll bet Robert Cook also thinks 9/11 was an inside job.

J said...

Obama's a centrist and ...pro-capitalist (ie, hiring G-man sachs execs one of his first acts). But he's... a black centrist, so the crypto-Klansmen..and trailer-park Palinites call him a commie--that's how Foxspeak works (tho' even Hannity & Co against the trailer-park Palinites now).

Dust Bunny Queen said...

"Honestly I can't tell if you're a troll or so politically deluded that you're devoid of any sense of reality."

Neither.

Wrong.

The correct answer is both.

Scott M said...

Carol, something that I’ve found to be true: Winning is always better than losing.

Not true. As any of the Total War titles will quickly show you, a Pyrrhic victory can be just as bad or worse than losing a given battle.

Hoosier Daddy said...

J, I'm curious, do you live under power lines? Has anyone in your family ever been diagnosed as schizophrenic, mentally incompetent?

Curious George said...

"Hoosier Daddy said...
"...I grant you this label of terrorist has become cheap propaganda trash starting with those who called Obama a terrorist at Republican rallies.."

Yes. It was much more civil during 2000-2008 with all of the Hitler comparisons."

Hitler? They called Bush a terrorist. Google "Bush+terrorist" and enjoy the 39 million hits

Scott M said...

I'll bet Robert Cook also thinks 9/11 was an inside job.

How can it not be. Rosie explained how fire can't melt steel. If it's good enough for Van Jones, it's good enough for me.

Robert Cook said...

"Well Mr. Cok, (sic) considering he enjoys orgasmic support from every left wing demographic in the country, I daresay you have a poor read of the nations political landscape."

What "left wing demographic"? Any true left wing as may exist in this country is fewer in numbers and lesser in significance than even the Tea Party.

By the way, I don't see "orgasmic support" for Obama from any quarter in this country.

But then, you define Obama as a lefty; ergo, anyone who supports him must also be lefties. And if the lefties support him, Obama, ergo, must be a lefty!

Brilliant!

In truth, real lefties scorn Obama as being no better, and possibly worse, than George Bush.

Hoosier Daddy said...

"...Not true. As any of the Total War titles will quickly show you, a Pyrrhic victory can be just as bad or worse than losing a given battle..."

Never more true than bleeding that elite five star army against the Golden Horde just to watch then roll in three more stacks in next turn.

Scott M said...

By the way, I don't see "orgasmic support" for Obama from any quarter in this country.

Funny you should mention quarter. That's almost exactly the "strongly support" sector of his approval ratings. I suppose one could translate "strongly support" into "orgasmic", but you have to be on the bottom and capable of benching more than J's self-claimed 400 lbs.

Hoosier Daddy said...

"...What "left wing demographic"?..."

I rest my case.

Scott M said...

@Hoosier

It's VERY tough to take them out in the desert. You have to pull back to Jerusalem and Antioch and let them wash against your well-upgraded walls.

Oh...and bleet like a stuck lamb for help from allies which never comes.

edutcher said...

franglo forgets Little Zero was elected only because the greatest con in American history was pulled on the American people.

There's plenty to complain about - all Zero's doing and I'm guessing we've haven't seen the worst yet since heavy hitters like Cisco and Goldman Sachs are announcing big layoffs and the markets are going nowhere but down.

bin Laden? That was Leon Panetta's doing and achieved in spite of, not because of, our own Domestic Terrorist-In-Chief; a project, it should be noted, begun under Dubya. Both Nerobama and Ayers are dedicated to the same thing - the destruction of this country.

Just like franglo.

It must make him feel so special.

Hoosier Daddy said...

"...Any true left wing as may exist in this country is fewer in numbers and lesser in significance than even the Tea Party...."

I read that and could not help but recall this equally yet delusion statement:

"There are no American tanks in Baghdad!"

Bruce Hayden said...

Obama's a centrist and ...pro-capitalist (ie, hiring G-man sachs execs one of his first acts). But he's... a black centrist, so the crypto-Klansmen..and trailer-park Palinites call him a commie.

Normally, J doesn't deserve a response, and most here adhere to that.

But just to clarify, while Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. was an avowed communist, and Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. seemed to pine for his father's approval, etc., if he ever was a communist, it was earlier in life, likely before he ever entered politics.

Rather, his preferred brand of socialism is much closer to fascism, with its reliance on corporate cronyism. It is the big business/big government partnerships that distinguishes it from other brands of socialism.

Michael said...

R-V: In almost Garage-like style you conflate a real terrorist, Ayres, who blew up real buildings and killed real people with the tea party which has been called a terrorist by our silly Vice President. You can do better than that. There are real terrorists, people who were responsible for death and destruction, and Obama did indeed sit in their living room. Live with it. It is not the same as saying you ought to live within your means, as horrible as that might sound to ears not connected to bill paying.

Scott M said...

and most here adhere to that

If you follow that advice, it keeps most of the pigeon shit off the statues.

Shouting Thomas said...

The true left wing appears to consist of Kookie and...

Well, that's it!

Deep within every commie is another Jesus Christ wannabe.

J said...

speaking of klansmen, it's Educita with another brainfart! Well, sort of a queer, crack smoking, wicca-klansman. Crawl back into your trailer park, 'fore you're arrested (and even some rational GOPers--a rarity--agree, Eduperp. Yr the mockery of Reagan conservatism, Edu-tard).


(piss test time, Dust bunny-better run, libertarian trash)

AJR said...

@SunnyJ obviously you're an upset Palin fanboy. Cuz I don't understand a bloody word you just wrote.

Shouting Thomas said...

Jesus, J, you are an even dumber fuck than Kookie.

And I didn't think that was possible.

J said...

Rather, his preferred brand of socialism is much closer to fascism, with its reliance on corporate cronyism. It is the big business/big government partnerships that distinguishes it from other brands of socialism.


Wow...profound stuff Haydenski. Obama's not a commie, he's a fascist, and corporations are socialist too! According to the delusional sort of glibertarians. And big business/big govt.--like the DoD that issues you a check, Bruce the socialist? Yeah. You don't know jack about politics, perp-- anymore than the trailer park Palinites here do.

J said...

no, fuck you, shouting assclown. You're just a wicca piece of shit, harley queer.

Some of us actually value like Jefferson, Madison,the US-Con etc--not Breitfarts and Sarah Palin, the Klan and Ted Nugent. Whoop!

Domestic terrorists? point to Alttards.com. Piss test time, white trash

Shouting Thomas said...

Ever wondered about the identity of the mysterious J? Wonder no more!

edutcher said...

You get the feeling J is Cook without the lithium.

J said...

self portrait, Shouting Wicca queer! wow you can't write, but can spam, can't you perp

fuck you satanist. Capichay?? Hannity and Co are onto this site, as well, trailer trash

buh bye wicca liberals

edutcher said...

PS Google is having server problems, it seems.

Copy your comments to Notepad (or whatever).

Shouting Thomas said...

From now on J, I will refer to you... affectionately, of course... as fat ass!

ken in sc said...

Palin is right.

But actually, Obama is ruling like leftists THINK Republicans do. Not just his war stance, but he promotes crony capitalism, He caters to his high stakes contributors on Wall Street. He grants favors and wavers to his supporters and punishes his enemies. He is in bed with big corporations like GE and enforces policies that boost their bottom lines like Curley Fry light bulbs and wind farms. Also, GE makes gas turbine power plants which compete with coal-fired plants which Obama’s EPA is shutting down. These are the kinds of things leftists have been accusing Republicans of doing for years, for example with the oil companies.

Of course they were mostly wrong, but what else is new.

Eric said...

She would do a better job than the current incompetent. Then again its a pretty low bar that he set.

I've got a potted plant that could do that.

Pogo said...

"I've got a potted plant that could do that."

Is your potted plant named Joe Biden, by any chance?

Hoosier Daddy said...

"...It's VERY tough to take them out in the desert. You have to pull back to Jerusalem and Antioch and let them wash against your well-upgraded walls..."

Well when I have played Russia or Poland it never turns out well. When I see those stacks POP up in that far east province I try to will them to go bother the Turks.

J said...

Hasta la buh bye McCaintian outlaws and glibertarians ( authentic conservatives are working on shutting this outlaw right-wing anarchist site down, ASAP).


heh heh

Eric said...

Is your potted plant named Joe Biden, by any chance?

How did you know? It only does well when I put it on the train.

Franklin said...

This thread has brought out all the oldtime wackos that we so rarely get to see around here nowadays. Robert Cook? J? and R_V?

Oh my.

Pogo said...

That J guy's neologisms and word salad remind me of the homeless dudes hanging around the cafeteria dumpster when I was in college.

It was almost language, spoken to no one, background babbling to the search for unfinished pizza and sandwiches, angry and lunatic, yet ignored all the same.

I learned to do a pretty good imitation, if you want to hear it some time.

Scott M said...

@Hoosier

That's because you're playing the Russians or the Polish, two kingdoms that could fight their way out of a wet paper sack :)

If it looks hopeless, I usually burn and pillage everything in the cities and withdrawl all armies to Egypt for the duration. The 16 unit thing chafes at times...

Jim said...

Does she have the guts to get into this race or is she just going to sit there and snipe?

chickenlittle said...

Pogo said...
That J guy's neologisms and word salad remind me of the homeless dudes hanging around the cafeteria dumpster when I was in college.

J is the only guy here who minces both his words and his stride. And he seems proud of it.

_______
wv = "tribless": a solitary Unitarian.

ricpic said...

Both roeschie and Cookie are superior people. Superior superior superior. And to present that front to us lesser beings is the only reason they post. roeschie never fails to look down his skinny aristocratic nose at those primitive gun totin' war lovin' 'Muricans. Cookie and only Cookie has the secret gnostic knowledge-key that unlocks why the puppets jiggle the way they do. And of course you don't and never will have that knowledge. In both cases the castle walls go higher in higher lest either be seen as or see himself as - horror of horrors - a fallible human being. Like everyone else.

Clyde said...

The best thing about Sarah Palin is that she annoys the shit out of all the right people, including the usual suspects here in the Althouse comments. I always know that she's hit a nerve when some little piggie squeals five or six times in the comments.

Quantity doesn't make up deficiencies in quality.

edutcher said...

J's getting worse. Now it takes him 2 tries to say Buh bye.

Or is it 3?

Jim said...

Does she have the guts to get into this race or is she just going to sit there and snipe?

She has the guts, but I'm betting she's having way too much fun sniping. Besides, I think she's going to wait until the younger daughters are out of high school.

Media slime and all.

Cedarford said...

Hoosier Daddy said...
"..The Feds will spend 3.8 trillion this year and borrow a huge chunk of it...'

I'll say it again. That's $1 trillion more than what we spent in 2008.

================
So what you are saying is Obama is worse than the idiot Bush. Bush left a colossal mess, and Obama has made it worse.
And the dismal thing is that if McCain had been elected, we would have had a destroyed Republican Party, GITMO closed, massive bailouts to his dear friend rich people, a major war with Iran, the Amnesty+Dream Act passed.

**************
BTW, good dig by Palin on Obama..even though it was not Obama, but the NYC media, Dems in Congress, and Biden trying to push the narrative. Not Obama.
Palin seems well-suited as a pundit. Just like Ann Coulter and Pitchfork Pat Buchanan.
Not fit to be President - any of them - anymore than some witty Lefty pundit (are there any??) would be.

Hoosier Daddy said...

The name Palin has the same effect on lefties as Blucher does to horses.

Its delicious to watch.

Hoosier Daddy said...

"...So what you are saying is Obama is worse than the idiot Bush. Bush left a colossal mess, and Obama has made it worse..."

Yes that about sums it up. Reckless spending got us in this mess so evidently it requires more reckless spending to save us.

Liberal logic 101

Matt said...

Stupid woman. Glad she will never be President. She couldn't handle it anyway....

Cedarford said...

Jim said...
Does she have the guts to get into this race or is she just going to sit there and snipe?

=====================
Why should she, when she is raking in millions as a "Voice" to her people, just like Jesse Jackson, Ann Coulter do pandering to "their peeps".
What makes a pundit, even one you agree with, automatically worthy of an office because they can dispense a few bon mots that their yahoo base laps up?
There is a segment of the population, that probably should be barred from the right to vote, that sees their favorite pundit and red meat thrower as "the Next President" - because they are too stupid to see past the boob tube cracks and controversies the pundit feeds on as just something that advances the Pundit, not The Nation.

Hence:

1. Sean Hannity for President!
2. Rachel Maddow for President!
3. Jesse is The Man!
4. Rev Al!!
5. Our Sarah for President!
6. Put Bill O'Reilly in the Oval Office!!
7. Katie Couric for President!

Along with the Dolt's fave Celebrities and Victims.

1. Make a 9/11 survivor President!
2. Donald Trump says the right things and we need his show taken into Government "YOu're fired!"
3. Gabby Giffords for President. She deserves it. She suffered as much if not more than John McCain did!
4. Matt Damon for President!

Hoosier Daddy said...

"...That's because you're playing the Russians or the Polish, two kingdoms that could fight their way out of a wet paper sack :)..."

Well, if the bastards would wait until I developed husaria, I would go through them like shit through a goose. Poles get strzelcy, mounted crossbows which are a nice counter to the horde, but having that heavy Polish cav would seal the deal.

It's all in the timing though.

Scott M said...

If you want a real game, start as the Scots or the Danes. Very little Calvary and not the best quality for what you do have. The shock infantry, on the other hand...

It will be nice to see M:TW3 that will include all the enhancements that Empire and Shogun 2 have incorporated.

Hoosier Daddy said...

"...If you want a real game, start as the Scots or the Danes. Very little Calvary and not the best quality for what you do have. The shock infantry, on the other hand...."

Played them both. Danes were much fun as long as the HRE ignored you.

Got shogun two but havent played yet

Scott M said...

Hopefully you've got the system to support it. It's a hog.

grackle said...

… Obama is worse than the idiot Bush. Bush left a colossal mess, and Obama has made it worse...

On that subject a nice YouTube offering:

http://tinyurl.com/osbra4

Trooper York said...

Glad to see you're feeling better Shouting Thomas.

Keep up the good work.

Trooper York said...

Leave the bike riding to the commie hipster douchenozzles.

jim said...

Turning a routine procedure into an artificial insta-crisis that threatens the entire global economy, because it's obvious that your Bizarro-World version of economics can never get majority support?

Yep, that sure is hilarious!

Why, just look at how much the markets yucked it up on Monday, LOL!

Bin Laden, 2001: give me what I demand or I will bankrupt the US.

Tea Party, 2011: give us what we demand or we will ruin the US economy.

But it's only terrorism when you use guns or bombs ... pay no attention to that lying dictionary! Who are you going to believe, Sarah Palin or those filthy liberal Commies Merriam & Webster? Especially after Super-Sarah did such an awesome job of handling Wasilla's budget (remember, deficits don't matter when the GOP creates them) or as governor of a state with a tiny population & hyperabundant natural resources.

SPOILER ALERTS: Google "Roosevelt Recession" to find out what sort of HILARIOUS hijinx ensue when you impose austerity in a weak economy. American Right Wing, 2012: this is all Obama's fault ... surely noone could have predicted ... the Job Creators will begin sharing the fruits of their latest tax-windfalls any day now ... we need MOAR austerity to jump-start the economy via Randian Pixie-Dust ... ad nauseaum.

Seeing Red said...

Some of us actually value like Jefferson, Madison,the US-Con

Which Constitution would that be?

The old one or the living one?

SGT Ted said...

I just love all the chickenshit err chickenhawk leftards puffing up their chests in support of Obunglers war efforts.

So, when are you warmongering leftards signing up?

SGT Ted said...

Or is your change of heart war support just political bullshit now that your hero is in charge?

Yea, I'm going with political bullshit

Trooper York said...

I never knew that cutting spending when we were out of money was such a terrible thing.

I had a customer come in that said that NYC courts had laid off about 200 people because they were out of money. New York runs this way. Overspending money they don't have. For many many years. Raising taxes and raising taxes. Driving business out of the city. Even someone as liberal as Andrew Cuomo realizes that you can't keep raising taxes and spending and spending. You would think that you would get the idea.

This deal is a drop in the bucket.
But it is understandable why it is causing a frenzy among the tax and spend crowd.

It's all they got.

Scott M said...

Tea Party, 2011: give us what we demand or we will ruin the US economy.

Please show one quote from a Tea Party caucus member that says this. I'd like to see one. Can you please provide a link?

Returning even to a 2008 level of spending would hardly be "imposing austerity", it would simply be a freeze in spending increases. You need to pop out the 8% baseline crack you and yours are addicted to and realize we're on a completely unsustainable path.

Calypso Facto said...

Like that link Grackle. Thanks.

murgatroyd666 said...

That J guy's neologisms and word salad remind me of the homeless dudes hanging around the cafeteria dumpster when I was in college.

It was almost language, spoken to no one, background babbling to the search for unfinished pizza and sandwiches, angry and lunatic, yet ignored all the same.


Shorter J:

"Millennium hand and shrimp!!!!!"

wv: cootical -- Yeah, that describes him.

Scott M said...

Shorter J:

Poorly written Turing test.

edutcher said...

Didn't want to spoil all the good cheer at the Anniversary Cafe, but it's more fitting to put it here.

Apparently, the adults, during the debt negotiations in the White House, felt obliged to ask Little Zero and his playmates to leave the room.

Terrorists!

Eric said...

This deal is a drop in the bucket.
But it is understandable why it is causing a frenzy among the tax and spend crowd.


It's not even a drop in the bucket. It's an unenforcable promise of cuts someday. The trajectory of this country is set in stone it seems. The Republicans and Democrats are taking us to the same place, just at different speeds.

Eric said...

But it's only terrorism when you use guns or bombs ... pay no attention to that lying dictionary!

My dictionary defines terrorism as "the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, esp. for political purposes."

It doesn't say anything about terrorism being the act of "making your political opponents cry because they didn't get everything they wanted"

Well, dictionaries don't always agree, I guess.

hombre said...

Jim: Tea Party, 2011: give us what we demand or we will ruin the US economy.

Where did this loon learn his economics, Dem U Class of 2011?

"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. ... Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally...."
-- Sen. Barack Obama, 2006, prior to voting against raising the debt ceiling.

Robert Cook said...

Sgt. Ted said:

"I just love all the chickenshit err chickenhawk leftards puffing up their chests in support of Obunglers war efforts.

"So, when are you warmongering leftards signing up?"


and:

"Or is your change of heart war support just political bullshit now that your hero is in charge?

"Yea, I'm going with political bullshit."


Sgt. Ted seems to have wandered in from another discussion, as he takes two posts to excoriate someone of lefty persuasion for apparently applauding Obama's war efforts.

(For the record: I don't. Obama has earned himself a place in the war criminals' club, along with Bush, Cheney, et al.)

I've been busy today but have tried to follow the discussion, and I don't recall seeing any resident (or guest) Leftards--(that's right, I'll own the term, like gays do with "Faggot" or "Queer")--praising Obama for his prowess as a mass murderer.

But then, as I say, I've been busy...maybe I missed a significant part of the discussion.

Who's the chickenhawk?

Don't Tread 2012 said...

@grackle

Nicely presented.

@jim

You are a moron. Irving Janis could use you as a lecture prop for what happens to people that fall victim of groupthink.

Jose_K said...

Chavez:
Eligio CedeƱo was accused of fraud by the Public prosecutio official.
He was jailed for three years without bail and without trial.
He asked for his release sincce the law made it mandatory when trial is suspended for three years. The Judge Afiuni released him. The little coward ran to the USA.
Then Chavez ordered her jailed:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHnVzZGBvfI
Her trail has been suspended once and again.
She has cancer. She asked to go to the hospital. Her examination was refused once and again. Finally she was allowed to go the doctor. She had a citology. 10 national guards ,all men, were present while se was examinated.
And your President want good relationships with him

Big Mike said...

That "terrorist" meme surely had a short lifespan, did it not? You have to be old enough to remember Martha Mitchell to remember someone as bad about letting their mouth run ahead of their brain. And even he has felt constrained to apologize.

What do Democrats use in lieu of brains? Anyone who does not live on the Upper West Side (or Adams-Morgan, or Hyde Park, or anywhere within 100 miles of San Francisco) knows members of the Tea Party? Unlike Code Pink, it is a genuine grass roots movement, and its members are our neighbors. And we know what they are -- ordinary citizens who've passed their fed-up limit and are pushing back.

No one who works in the White House, or writes for the New York Times likes being pushed back at, but them's the breaks, you know?

Eric said...

NPR had Frank Rich on today to tell everyone what he though of the Tea Party "lunatics". If I didn't know better I'd think there were some government types afraid their rice bowl is about to be upended. If only it were true.

Alan said...

Re Ayers: don't forget that Obama served with the guy on the Annenberg Challenge. AC was given a government contract to implement various education programs in many Chicago schools. Some of the programs were crafted by other outfits. Some originated from Annenberg itself - developed by none other than Ayers himself.

http://article.nationalreview.com/print/?q=MTViMGRmMmYxZTgwZTFjYmFjODU5YzM4Y2MwM2ViMjY=

Bill Ayers founded a deadly terrorist organization. A sane person does not want that kind of person getting any kind of government contract, much less one for developing K-12 curricula. That's worse than O. J. Simpson teaching criminal law, even if O. J. did have all the appropriate sheepskin.

Either Obama couldn't recognize that Bill Ayers is evil, or he was apathetic about it. Or he joined Annenberg without bothering to find out who works for the joint. Each of those alternatives disqualifies Obama to be elected to any office.

Michael McNeil said...

The name Palin has the same effect on lefties as Blucher does to horses.

Good one, Hoosier Daddy!