Beyond Parody

Matt Margolis and Mark Noonan (yes, that Mark Noonan) have a a new book titled “Caucus of Corruption,” which ostensibly highlights rampant Democratic corruption. The cover of the book features a quote from Tom DeLay.

Take it away, Poorman.






48 replies
  1. 1
    Should be working says:

    Oh the Martyrdom!!!

  2. 2
    Krista says:

    Funny that they were able to see well enough to write anything, considering the large beams sticking out of their respective eyes.

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    Gold Star for Robot Boy says:

    They’ll also be putting out a book declaring a Democratic Congress puts your children at risk – foreword by Mark Foley.

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    Baby Jane says:

    Sounds like a page-turner. I’ll be sure to pick it up as soon as I finish reading the Jim Jones biography Hey, Who Spiked The Punch?

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    TenguPhule says:

    Republicans hard at work trying to kill Irony….again.

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    cd6 says:

    Blogs for Bush predicted Republican gains in both houses

    I’ve been out of town… did that happen?

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    jcricket says:

    Maybe this book is a proverbial “loss leader” for conservatives that will make “Party of Death” and “Godless” look like well-researched literature.

    On the other hand, if you’re up for another laugh at a Republican pundit’s expense check out this Coulter column.

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    Jon H says:

    I didn’t see any publisher identified. Are they running it off on a second-hand mimeograph?

  10. 10
    Dave says:

    I Noticed on Coulter’s site they were advertising 3 Conservative books for $1!!

    I honestly believe Coulter doesn’t believe half of what she writes. She’s gotta be in it for the money.

  11. 11
    Dave says:

    OH God it’s TRUE!

    What did we do? We really fucked up last Tuesday (link culled from RedState

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    tBone says:

    Our spoof is as good as Noonan’s. Why haven’t any of us been offered a juicy book deal?

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    Steve says:

    It’s nice to see that John and “the Poorman who shall not be named” have kissed and made up.

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    Tsulagi says:

    Well, maybe Ted Haggard could collaborate with Bill Bennett for a sequel to his Book of Virtues. It’d be an odds-on favorite with the base. Plus Ted could share some insights gained while in his 3-5 year gay exorcism.

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    Richard 23 says:

    You’re linking the poorman now? Wow, I guess the iron will indeed lay down with the lamp.

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    Richard 23 says:

    Oh, Noonan and Margolis suck donkey balls. Same with Keefer (1H8L1BS).

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    fwiffo says:

    Has Darrell appeared at all since Tuesday? I need an update on that pie situation…

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    jake says:

    Lemee guess. 15,000 pages on Teddy Kennedy, 400 on Gary Hart, 30,000 on Clinton and 500 on the other Bill Jefferson.

    I honestly believe Coulter doesn’t believe half of what she writes. She’s gotta be in it for the money.

    Give a … um … girl(???) A break. She’s gotta go through a lot of batteries.

    Did I just say that? Oh yeah, I did.

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    Zifnab says:

    Remember that time Gerry Studds had sex with a Washington page? Also, remember that time Clinton had sex with his intern? Also, Democrats receive large amounts of support from unions and the mafia and I just repeated myself.

    Jimmy Carter once strangled a kitten just to watch it die.

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    tBone says:

    Plus Ted could share some insights gained while in his 3-5 year gay exorcism.

    Chapter 1: It’s Even Harder To Throw Away Meth When You Can’t Get Massages Anymore

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    Randy says:

    Thanks, John. That really made my day. I was feeling a little depressed, but that really brightened things up for me. Ha ha ha! A book by Mark Noonan.

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    merlallen says:

    I see that WND is interviewing terrorist leaders. Maybe the interviewers should be waterboarded until they give up the names and locations of these terrorists.

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    ThymeZone says:

    Our spoof is as good as Noonan’s. Why haven’t any of us been offered a juicy book deal?

    Booyakasha! Respec!

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    Cyrus says:

    On the other hand, if you’re up for another laugh at a Republican pundit’s expense check out this Coulter column.

    On Bizarro Earth in some other dimension somewhere, Bizarro-Ann Coulter has made her living hyping purported photographs of an actual tea party between Bush and bin Laden, and going on TV to harangue Rick Santorum for not sodomizing enough box turtles. Yes, she’s insane there too.

    jake Says:

    Lemee guess. 15,000 pages on Teddy Kennedy, 400 on Gary Hart, 30,000 on Clinton and 500 on the other Bill Jefferson.

    When you say “pages”, I assume you mean “sheets of paper in a book”, right? I’d even settle for “HTML documents in a Web site”. Not, you know, the other kind of page.

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    lard lad says:

    Ann Coulter, i.e. The Connecticut Screech:

    In fact, if the Democrats’ pathetic gains in a sixth-year election are a statement about the war in Iraq, Americans must love the war!

    But in the middle of what the media tell us is a massively unpopular war, the Democrats picked up about 30 House seats and five to six Senate seats in a sixth-year election, with lots of seats still too close to call. Only for half-brights with absolutely no concept of yesterday is this a “tsunami” — as MSNBC calls it — rather than the death throes of a dying party.

    Democrats were only able to pick up about 30 seats in the House and four seats in the Senate — and that’s assuming they pick up every seat that is currently too close to call.

    So however you cut it, this midterm proves that the Iraq war is at least more popular than Bill Clinton was.

    The Democrats certainly have their work cut out for them. They have only two years to release as many terrorists as possible and lock up as many Republicans as they can.

    Shorter Ann: “These grapes taste funny.”

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    Perry Como says:

    iirc, Noonan thought Scrutator was a serious conservative site. That pretty much sums it up.

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    Tim in SF says:

    How many seats would the Democrats have taken if the seats had not been gerrymandered? Probably a lot more.

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    ThymeZone says:

    Noonan thought Scrutator was a serious conservative site.

    It wasn’t?

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    Andrew says:

    iirc, Noonan thought Scrutator was a serious conservative site. That pretty much sums it up.

    He’s just spoofing, and you fell for it.

    He’s good. Damn good.

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    ThymeZone says:

    Andrew, I don’t remember if we’ve invited you to join our lefty mail list? Roughly two dozen of your favorite terrorist-lovers here are members.

    If interested, my email address is visible at my url.

    Any other interested lefties are invited to inquire within as well.

    Just drop me a line.

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    Andrew says:

    Is that some sort of hotline to Bin Laden and his feminazi strike team?

  33. 33
    ThymeZone says:

    No, just a lefty support group and forum for the exchange of tasteless jokes and various plans for world domination.

    It’s quite a good bunch. You already know almost all the members.

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    Pb says:

    To continue with the subject, I’m sure you’ve heard that Rush Limbaugh admitted that he was lying all this time, shilling for the woefully incompetent Bush administration. But what was more amusing is that apparently The Directors of Red State were too, along with–they think–perhaps most of the people at Red State!

    And somehow, they don’t think that they’re in the ‘fringe’ of their party, either–I guess everyone just knew that Bush was an incompetent idiot all along, but some people just didn’t want to admit it or say it out loud where someone else might hear them being disloyal? Hey, you guys could have said something in 2000, or before, or nominated McCain, you know!

    I’m sure there are many other great idiotic or ironic quotes to be found in there, but really you can stop at their agreement with Rush here and have more than enough of that as it is.

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    jcricket says:

    Jimmy Carter once strangled a kitten just to watch it die.

    Not before he built it a nice bungalow with those liberal hippie do-gooders.

    Or, he didn’t actually strangle the kitten, but he committed mental murder because he thought about doing it. He’s got murder in his brain and a fiery lust in his heart. For kitten murder.

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    Dave says:

    How many seats would the Democrats have taken if the seats had not been gerrymandered? Probably a lot more.

    Novak says Appoaching 50 seats

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    Steve says:

    To continue with the subject, I’m sure you’ve heard that Rush Limbaugh admitted that he was lying all this time, shilling for the woefully incompetent Bush administration. But what was more amusing is that apparently The Directors of Red State were too, along with—they think—perhaps most of the people at Red State!

    Not one single person in that thread said “hey, I really wish you wouldn’t have lied to us all those times, like telling us the Democrat in New York who called a sex line by mistake was a serious campaign issue.” I don’t know if it’s that they don’t mind being lied to or it’s that none of them ever believed this crap they spew.

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    jake says:

    Not, you know, the other kind of page.

    Nah, Hastert has that type of page locked up for the safety of the members* of his party. He doesn’t want a repeat of the horrible prank those little teases cooked up with the liberal media and CREW to trick poor Mark “Mr. McFeely” Foley.

    j

    * And by member I mean people who are part of a group. Not, you know, the other kind of member.

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    ThymeZone says:

    Not, you know, the other kind of member.

    Chuckle. I never though of it that way before. Imagine the thrill Foley must get when he reads about “members of his party.”

    Those secret pleasures are always the best ones.

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    Buddy says:

    Actually I’m pretty sure practically nobody in either house of congress takes corruption very seriously — especially if nobody outside the buddy belt knows about it. If they did, William Jefferson would be running for the hills instead of being protected by both sides.

    But anyway, who is still in congress, the guy who tried to bribe a nigerian official and who knows else, and ended up getting caught on video accepting bribes, then with bribe money in his freezer and will be indicted, or the guy who got caught gay IMing (and IMing people who were evidently of the age of consent in DC) and will never be indicted of anything other than being a moron.

    And where is the house ethics committee investigation into the Democratic leadership response to Jefferson’s quite obvious corruption? Hell these people don’t move until the rock is uncovered for the world to see, and frankly it appears neither side moves realistically WHEN the rock is uncovered unless it involves sex of some kind.

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    Zifnab says:

    If they did, William Jefferson would be running for the hills instead of being protected by both sides.

    Yeah, that sack of shit deserves to roast for his financial indiscretions. Don’t give me the “you’re just holding down the black man” bullshit. The guy had $90k in his fridge and was caught red-handed. Why he is not already on the docked right behind Ney and Cunningham is beyond me.

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    jcricket says:

    Why he is not already on the docket right behind Ney and Cunningham is beyond me.

    Oh, he’s on the docket and will be arrested, just not soon enough. There was actually some “bipartisan” (really) outrage when his office was searched. Not sure if was fear for themselves or actual worrying about “separation of powers” that Congress was worried about, but those issues have lengthened the investigation considerably. I will say that Dems did what they could in stripping him of his committee chairs last year, rather than, ahem, changing the ethics rules to protect him.

    The fact that people still voted for him in Louisiania is really sad, but not surprising. However, he only garnered 30% of the vote, and will be one of two Democrats in a run-off for the next month. So I hope Lousiana Dems (and Republicans too) vote for the other Democrat. Jefferson has repeatedly said he won’t resign while under investigation. Here’s some more about Freezer McMoneybags

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    Buddy says:

    “I will say that Dems did what they could in stripping him of his committee chairs last year, rather than, ahem, changing the ethics rules to protect him.”

    That would be because the democrat caucus doesn’t have any ethics rules in regards to these sorts of things, while the republicans do, and they had no need to ‘change the rule’ because it doesn’t exist — Which is why the whole ‘changing the rules’ crap in regard to the ‘leader stepping aside if indicted’ last year (while dispiciable) was rather amusing to me (it was a rep. party rule, not a house rule).

    “House Democrats voted to strip Jefferson of his committee assignment while the federal bribery investigation continues. Members approved the move after Jefferson repeatedly refused to step aside. Despite claims of the Congressional Black Caucus that Jefferson was being treated unfairly, the vote passed 99-58.”

    “The full House, which is the only group with the power to actually remove Jefferson, then stripped him of his seat on the committee on June 16th in a voice vote without debate. Jefferson had offered to step aside temporarily if the Democratic caucus established a rule concerning cases like his and if his seat went to Rep. Charlie Melancon (D-LA). This offer was rejected by House Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_J._Jefferson

    “Clyburn told reporters afterward that most members of the Congressional Black Caucus did not want a vote, despite their accusation that Pelosi was subjecting Jefferson to a sanction without a rule or precedent to justify it.”

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13348896/

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    grumpy realist says:

    DKos has a group up trying to help whoever Jefferson’s run-off alternative is. Plus the state Democratic party is supporting the alternative and has said a definite YOU SUCK to Jefferson.

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    Buddy says:

    My point is, the whole effing congress should waft his ass out onto the street. The fact that they haven’t proves that neither side is really that committed to ‘stamping out corruption.’ Hell the only thing Pelosi and Hastart could agree on for the most part this year is the fact that ‘OMG OMG OMG THE FBI TOOK FILES FROM A CONGRESSIONAL OFFICE’.

    Ignoring the fact that there was a court order to do so.
    Ignoring the fact that the guy was caught red handed and on video tape.

    And you can’t tell me that nobody in either side of leadership hadn’t heard ANYTHING about this crap.

    Both sides are as corrupt as 3 day old shit. Q.E.D.
    -b

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    RSA says:

    On the other hand, if you’re up for another laugh at a Republican pundit’s expense check out this Coulter column.

    My favorite parts:

    Only for half-brights with absolutely no concept of yesterday is this a “tsunami” — as MSNBC calls it — rather than the death throes of a dying party.

    An election in which not a single Democratic incumbent was unseated and which produced only the second change of party control of the House in 50 years–wow, the Democrats’ death throes are even stronger than the last throes of the insurgency in Iraq.

    So however you cut it, this midterm proves that the Iraq war is at least more popular than Bill Clinton was.

    Unless, you know, you look at what people actually say when asked about Bill Clinton and about the Iraq war. At a rough estimate, Clinton is about twice as popular as the Iraq war (with 34% supporting the war in a recent poll).

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    Steve says:

    Which is why the whole ‘changing the rules’ crap in regard to the ‘leader stepping aside if indicted’ last year (while dispiciable) was rather amusing to me (it was a rep. party rule, not a house rule)

    Yes, it was a Republican rule, but the point is, they specifically adopted it in 1994 in order to embarass the Democrats and appear more ethical than them. So it’s the height of disingenuousness to adopt a rule just to show how ethical you are, and then the one time that the rule actually threatens to kick in, meet in secret and reverse it.

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