June 4, 2014

"Iowa GOPer Who Aired Hog Castration Ad Wins U.S. Senate Nomination."

Joni Ernst wins her primary.

43 comments:

Oso Negro said...

If the woman says she will get the opposition by the balls, it will be a credible threat.

Brando said...

I hope she gets elected, if only to establish a precedent that such ads will win.

The Drill SGT said...

great ad and the TPM article doesn't do it justice with : One of those ads featured Ernst describing her experience castrating hogs and arguing that she would bring that skill to Washington to fight wasteful spending.

Good luck in November.

Remember that her opponent is the Iowa trial lawyer caught telling out of state trial lawyers he needed their support to keep an Iowa Senator/(Farmer) (Grassley) out of the Senate Judiciary Chair...

bad on so many counts..

The Crack Emcee said...

That says all you need to know about American politics.

Now - can I do an ad, about chopping off a cows tits, in order to make a point about feminism? Will everybody smile about it knowingly?

Where's my reparations conversation, because I'm really sick of this nonsense whites think are just FASCINATING.

It's like starving while someone's watching TV.

And whites think that's different from slavery.

BTW - thousands of people died from exposure, unnecessarily, on American streets last night.

Be proud of that, assholes,...

BarrySanders20 said...

She cuts balls off with a pleasant smile and a mischievous twinkle in her eye.

Maybe Iowa will join Wisconsin in breaking from the no female Senator club. Surely all the women's groups will support her, right?

It's evidence of oppression for a man to run against her, to campaign -- which is a military term! War on Women. Shame on Braley.

Thorley Winston said...

Definitely an improvement over Tom Harkin.

Larry J said...

Her opponent is a lawyer who ridiculed the current senator for being a farmer. That ought to play well in Iowa.

cubanbob said...

I hope she wins in November so come next January she can help castrate that old hog Harry Reid.

Jay Vogt said...

Ms. Ernst ran as Reaganesque a campaign as I've seen in decades: clear, concise, unappologetic and joyful. She didn't react to anyone. They reacted to her.
Her nearest competitor, Mr. Jacobs was seen as presumptive, entitled and ultimately reactive and dull.
It's shaping up as a classic "Eastern Iowa" v. "Western Iowa" battle. Normally in a dull v. dull election the eastern Dem would just barely beat the western Rep. She will liven it up. Decent chance for an upset, but it would be an upset.

Anonymous said...

Commenting on the Right Post Drunk Guy says:

Sure, I'm a little drunk, but that doesn't mean I don't have a point to make. I have castration fears: I fear castration. All it takes is one maniac on the bus with a pair of scissors and a head full of meth and my life would forever be changed. I picture my genitals bloody and detached in my hands and there is no ice anywhere, no ice, my hands are squirmy with bus-seat germs and bloody genitals and this will never be able to be reattached, the surgeons will shrug and give me a pamphlet on coping with a life forever without genitals, they have pamphlets for these things. I will read the pamphlet and find no comfort, none, the cartoon pictures do not soothe me and my name will be printed in the media as that guy who was castrated on that bus and the woman at work who eats bananas will smile at me a cruel smile with banana on her open glistening lips. I think it is wrong for you to comment on things you really don't know about.

lemondog said...

I did not view but......ugh!

Rocketeer said...

Crack's reparations obsession has gone from annoying me to tickling me.

When you do get that reparations convo you want, Crack buddy, count me out, BTW. I'm a melungeon whose ancestors fought for the Union. In the present, the white part of me squared up with the black part, and bought the Cherokee part a nice piece of land on what were traditionally tribal lands, so I'm paid up.

Drago said...

Crack: "And whites think that's different from slavery."

Who gave you permission to use the keyboard?

Who had the Crack Watch and fell down on the job?

Good help is so hard to find.

Drago said...

crack: "Now - can I do an ad, about chopping off a cows tits, in order to make a point about feminism?"

Yes, yes you can.

Crack: "Will everybody smile about it knowingly?"

Define "everybody".

NotquiteunBuckley said...

Ain't no frontin' here, she'll be around next year.

She's the Jiffy Mac.

Rumpletweezer said...

Crack--

Thousands of people died from exposure on American streets last night? Really?

I've done a bit of research on causes of death, but I can't find anything like this. Will you help me out?

Original Mike said...

Does Iowa have voter ID? Because it's just a short, pleasant drive away.

Krumhorn said...

Right Post Drunk Guy,

The Crackster will say that you think you're "fascinating" imagining yourself sitting there in a puddle of your own seminal fluids that has collected in that plastic bus seat molded to contain a generic ass but now holding yours. We don't know who wielded the scissors, but I would say that the meth head who cut you was probably a white guy since most of us wouldn't cross the street if we saw a black guy with scissors approaching us on the sidewalk one dark night.

On the other hand, I once saw a black guy, in whose house I lived, castrate a pig with a pen knife one Saturday morning in Bolivar County, Mississippi where I was one of those fabled civil rights workers in 1968. It took 4 of his black friends to hold the pig, one by each leg, while old Willy did the honors.

The shrieking of the pig was horrible. I had been startled out of bed thinkng that the Delta crackers had gotten Willy. Seeing my alarm, Willy's wife said, "they're just takin' his seed".

20 minutes later, she served those pig nuts to us for breakfast. Fear that, Right Post Drunk Guy! The Crackster's old lady might serve you your own nuts for breakfast. I hope she washes them off first and peels the tough membrane off them like Willy's wife did.

- Krumhorn

AJ Lynch said...

GOP's election goal in 2014 and 2016 should be to "Go Young" and get much younger. Then they will make the old Dems look ancient and out of step.

Krumhorn said...

Come to think on it, it was 1966. And her exact quote was, "don't worry, boy, they're just takin' his seed".

Willy's wife called me "boy". We need to ask the Crackster whether I can get reparations for that.

- Krumhorn

The Crack Emcee said...

"It was their presence here that was the evil, and for this none of the men of our century are responsible ... The burden lies on the souls of our dull, greedy ancestors of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, who were too stupid to see or too careless to consider anything but immediate gain ...

There can be no sort of doubt, that, judged by the light of all experience, these people are a danger to America greater and more insuperable than any of those that menace the other great civilized states of the world. The armies of the Old World, the inheritance of medievalism in its governments, the chance evils of Ireland and Sicily, are all light burdens when compared with this load of African negro blood that an evil past has imposed upon us."

Left Bank of the Charles said...

Ernst is a true heartlander from Red Oak, Iowa. She's not just going to bring a knife to the gunfight.

Strelnikov said...

It's nut cuttin' time.

grackle said...

I hope she gets elected, if only to establish a precedent that such ads will win.

I love this woman. If she wasn't already married I would propose to her. She's cute, smart and creative.

Drago said...

Crack: There can be no sort of doubt, that, judged by the light of all experience, these people are a danger to America greater and more insuperable than any of those that menace the other great civilized states of the world.

metrosexuals?

Drago said...

crack: There can be no sort of doubt, that, judged by the light of all experience, these people are a danger to America greater and more insuperable than any of those that menace the other great civilized states of the world.

I prefer Mel Brooks take on it:

"Ok, we'll take the n****** and the jews, but we don't want the Irish!"

richard mcenroe said...

We're sitting her up front at the next SOTU.

broomhandle said...

She's a dolly, too. Never hurts.

Anonymous said...

That's a fantastic commercial.

I can imagine how well that would play among Republicans. I wonder how she will do in the general.

And if she does win, I hope she sticks to her gun like Ted Cruz, rather than get to Washington and learn that everything you do is about compromise.

Joel said...

is it weird that the visual when she mentioned Obamacare featured a black hog lying on a white (well, pinkish) one?

The Crack Emcee said...

Drago,

"I prefer Mel Brooks take on it:

'Ok, we'll take the n****** and the jews, but we don't want the Irish!'"

Mel Brooks was playing with it, but he understood race in America - how some were "white" but others weren't until later - and blacks will never be.

Study him, Drago, he's a great tutor,...

Brando said...

"Now - can I do an ad, about chopping off a cows tits, in order to make a point about feminism?"

No one's stopping you, and I'm curious about what sort of point you'd make. "Feminists something something now watch me cut some cow tit..."? It'll be an interesting thing to discuss with your therapist at least.

It's also completely irrelevant to Ernst's ad. Her ad was using the pig castration as a metaphor (feel free to read this slowly if it's too confusing!) for fighting government waste. Sort of like how the WV Senator used an ad where he literally shot a printout of the ACA to show his opposition to it. It conveys a point in a way that gets people talking.

My only beef with ads is when they're unfair smears or misleading. That's not the case here.

RecChief said...

actually, you have to see the ad. She said she would "make 'em squeal" in DC.

RecChief said...

Also, she was a battalion commander. I wouldn't characterize her qualifications based on an ad, that was outrageous (and her campaign manager acknowledges this), and taken out at a time when she had little name recognition statewide. It worked, it got airplay on the major networks, and she handily won the nomination.

The Crack Emcee said...

Brando,

"My only beef with ads is when they're unfair smears or misleading. That's not the case here."

Well, because I'm glad I don't have to lead my life according to what beefs you take up or don't, I prefer not to see the time we live in devoid of context, as though it's in a vacuumed-sealed bag without outside contamination, because I know that is a lie.

Maybe you're too young and unaware that, for decades, men (and police) have specifically been called "Pigs" but there it is. Also, "Will & Grace" is not the best argument for gay marriage, and an American woman, making a point by holding a pair of pig testicles, ain't just a comment on government waste.

Human contradiction - can't plan for it, can't take it out.

And BTW - what "waste" is she down for cutting? Does the woman with the knife give a damn about American lives or am I, for instance, just someone caught in her sexually frustrated psychodrama with white men?

Sure, I can see wanting to cut some of their balls off, too - completely understandable - but not at the expense of someone made poor because The Hatchet Lady's decided she should be living better. That was the white man's strategy.

Y'all are going to realize priorities are changing, and the framing is now more important than the issues, because the issues are manageable - but only as long as they're understood.

This lady, with her pig testicles, does not impress me so much as remind me why her smile is never to be trusted.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

The Crack Emcee said...

BTW - thousands of people died from exposure, unnecessarily, on American streets last night.

Be proud of that, assholes,...


I'm a bit proud of not being ignorant enough to believe obvious bullshit--does that count?

Drago said...

LOL

You could take Crack's 3:38pm comment and completely jumble up the constituent parts and it would make just as much sense as how crack ordered it all!

This has got to be performance art.

James Pawlak said...

When it comes to Obama the Members of the Congress are already "Castrati".

damikesc said...

So, Crack now supports government spending.

Remember, he's a conservative...for reals, yo.

The Crack Emcee said...

damikesc,

"So, Crack now supports government spending.

Remember, he's a conservative...for reals, yo."

No, Crack's for blacks - Republican, you know.

We do that - white supremacists don't,...

damikesc said...

No, Crack's for blacks - Republican, you know.

We do that - white supremacists don't,...


What, hold race above all else?

You're little more than a wannabe Klansman, son.

David said...

Too bad Al Gore was not at the hotel that night. They might have helped each other.

Drago said...

Crack: "No, Crack's for blacks - Republican, you know."

Except for all those republican blacks whom crack has labeled "not real blacks".

Other than that, crack is for blacks, republican you know.

Which means that crack is not a real black.

Since he is a republican.

By his own logic.

Which is a mobius strip combination of hilarity and lunacy.

Which is cool.

Since he's black.

But not a real black.

'cuz "republican".

Or not.

It depends.

On whether he's taken his meds or not.