There’s A Rep for That!

A LOL to start the weekend, before Apple gets it taken down…

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    beltane says:

    Is there some kind of program that can fix all these Reps? This overabundance of crazy has become a health hazard to the rest of us.

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    maya says:

    Who says they’re the party of no ideas, huh, who?

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    asiangrrlMN says:

    I couldn’t laugh at the vid because the batshitcraziness is wearing me down.

    @anonevent: That’s just sick and wrong and so very sad.

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    dmsilev says:

    If only we could just go into iTunes and uninstall that app.

    And, just to be safe, reformat the storage of both the computer and the phone.

    -dms

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    CT Voter says:

    That is simply outstanding. All that craziness, collected in one place.

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    beltane says:

    @anonevent: See, they have become a health hazard.

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    TR says:

    @anonevent:

    Good Lord.

    I can’t wait to hear from David Broder how the left has people just like that.

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    Warren Terra says:

    It looks great, but it seems only to come in White.

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    Zifnab says:

    @Warren Terra: You just wait till Alan Keyes wins that Illinois Senate seat.

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    henrythefifth says:

    Great, now we’re going to have to watch like 100 GOPers rip that off and make their own version attempting to mock Dems. And you know, like all things tech, they will FAIL miserably.

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    Warren Terra says:

    @Warren Terra: You just wait till Alan Keyes wins that Illinois Senate seat.

    Nope, still won’t be a “Rep”.

    I guess the real problem is that Joseph Cao just hasn’t done anything funny, or indeed memorable.

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    Perry Como says:

    Are those Reps written in Objectivist-C?

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    leinie says:

    I enjoyed that.

    But whackaloon Bill abortion-causes-breast-cancer Sali ain’t in Congress any longer – he got replaced by Blue Dog Walt Minnick, the most reliable Republican vote in the House. He just called himself a D to try to ride some MUP coattails.

    No, I’m not bitter at all.

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    CT Voter says:

    @anonevent: That’s grisly.

    Check out this quote:

    Wycoff, who is serving as his own attorney, told jurors that he still hates the couple “a little.”

    “They owe me a life,” he said. “This has ruined my life, and Julie and Paul owe me for that.”

    Got that? A real-life version of the “Have mercy on me for killing my father and mother because now I’m an orphan” reasoning.

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    Warren Terra says:

    Great, now we’re going to have to watch like 100 GOPers rip that off and make their own version attempting to mock Dems. And you know, like all things tech, they will FAIL miserably.

    Well, it’s pretty easy, and we’re lumbered with folks like Rangel and Murtha, so it’s not like it’d be hard for them to do a good imitation. Mind you, I’m sure that instead of doing a good imitation and attacking the real targets that exist they’ll manage to do dumb things like attack Barney Franks’s sexuality, Keith Ellison’s faith, or Henry Waxman’s mustache (well, maybe I’ll give them that one). And they’ll probably throw in Cynthia McKinney, because she’s always good for a punchline, even though she’s no longer either a Representative or a Democrat.

    In any case, you are blessedly wrong in one crucial part of you comment: we are not “going to have to watch”. Me, I plan not to.

    Edited: P.S. leinie, at comment #14, points out that the sort of mistake I snarkily predicted would happen in a anti-Democrat version with Cynthia McKinney actually exists in the current anti-Republican version, with Bill Sali. Shame on the creators of the video, for their sloppiness, especially as there were lots of other Republican Representatives they didn’t use, being after all spoiled for choice.

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    GReynoldsCT00 says:

    @henrythefifth:

    they’ll have to resort to flash cards, and what fun is that really

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    JGabriel says:

    anonevent:

    Man kills his sister, and her husband, in front of their children because they were too liberal.

    Also, they didn’t invite him over for Christmas. Or Thanksgiving.

    A man stabbed and bludgeoned his sister and her husband to death in El Cerrito in 2006 because he thought the couple were too liberal, were raising their children wrong and because they hadn’t invited him over for Christmas…

    He also said that “it wasn’t just Christmas” when he wasn’t invited over. It was also Thanksgiving in 2005, the year his and Julie Rogers’ father died.

    “When someone does that, they hate you – they’re out to destroy you,” Wycoff said.

    And they raised their kids wrong: Wycoff agreed with the prosecutor that he resented members of Paul Rogers’ family for their liberal politics, and that he thought the couple were at times “too easy” when they disciplined their children.

    Refreshingly, Wycoff killed them with a knife and a wheelbarrow handle: Although Wycoff was also armed with a gun, he didn’t use it because he didn’t want to boost the cause of gun-control supporters, the prosecutor said.

    But of course, it’s all the victims fault: Wycoff, who is serving as his own attorney, told jurors that he still hates the couple “a little.” “They owe me a life,” he said. “This has ruined my life, and Julie and Paul owe me for that.”

    Po’ man, they’re still ruining his life, even after he killed them! Will these liberals never stop? They even come at you from beyond the grave!

    Good thing he’s representing himself. Can’t trust those goddam liberal court-appointed lawyers.

    — — —

    Seriously, what makes this guy different from the typical Glenn Beck fan? I know the right will accuse people of using Wycoff as caricature of them, but I’m not seeing a lot of gap between his view of ‘reality’ and theirs.

    Which is kind of frightening.

    .

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    JGabriel says:

    @Perry Como:

    Are those Reps written in Objectivist-C?

    (Groans audibly.)

    .

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    Joe Buck says:

    What grounds could Apple give for taking this video down? Spoofing an Apple ad is fair use.

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    Warren Terra says:

    @ JGabriel
    Wow.
    There’s a lot of cheap snarking opportunities there with that monster’s ravings, but it doesn’t feel like the right thing to do.

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    Cassidy says:

    @anonevent: Where is Gass to tell everyone how much more he cares?

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    fuddmain says:

    @Cassidy: He has a metric assload of documents and certificates to scan. That shit takes time.

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    GReynoldsCT00 says:

    @Cassidy:

    or how condensing they are…

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    ellaesther says:

    And apparently, if you want your government to be kind of ok with companies that contractually require their female employees to not sue if they’re raped by co-workers — there are 30 Reps for that!

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    madmommy says:

    I take some small measure of comfort that there is not one Louisiana Rep in this ad. With the representation we have, it’s the little things that really matter!

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    JGabriel says:

    Warren Terra:

    There’s a lot of cheap snarking opportunities there …, but it doesn’t feel like the right thing to do.

    Yeah, it’s almost too easy, not to mention how it contrasts with the true tragedy at its center. But it’s also so diagnostic of the sociopathy at the heart of Conservatism. It’s kind of telling that Wycoff thinks he can persude a jury that the murder was justified. And that he has fans:

    Wycoff’s opening statement indicated he would try to justify the killings to the jury, rather than deny he committed them. At the close of his remarks, Wycoff told the “few fans” in the gallery to contact his advisory attorney, David Briggs, if they wanted autographs.

    .

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    jibeaux says:

    Eeeyeah, I don’t know about trying to read a whole lot of politics into the actions of a truly, truly disturbed person who set out to murder his sister wearing a disguise consisting of a ponytail with his late mother’s hair. And just because he said he would give autographs to his few fans doesn’t actually mean there were necessarily fans, you know.

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    Demo Woman says:

    Thanks Anne!

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    anonevent says:

    @jibeaux: He’s a psycho, but he’s their psycho. And I hope every Republican denounces everything he does, but the difference between him and some of the others we have been hearing recently is that he acted on his beliefs. Let all of the rest of them deal with that.

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    MikeJ says:

    What grounds could Apple give for taking this video down? Spoofing an Apple ad is fair use.

    DMCA takedown notices don’t require actual proof of infringement, just an accusation. Then the creator of the parody has to swear, 1) it’s non-infringing and b) they’ll pay for youtube’s lawyers if they get sued.

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    JGabriel says:

    jibeaux:

    I don’t know about trying to read a whole lot of politics into the actions of a truly, truly disturbed person who set out to murder his sister wearing a disguise consisting of a ponytail with his late mother’s hair.

    Maybe you have a point. But it raises the question, how many truly disturbed murderers citing conservative talking points for their motives do we have to identify before drawing any conclusions about the political movement with which they associate themselves?

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    jeffreyw says:

    @leinie:

    Long time no see

    jeffreyw

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    jibeaux says:

    I dunno, I guess to me it’s just more of an illustration that, okay, we have a person who is indisputably crazy. He found wingnut talking points persuasive. That’s because wingnut talking points are crazy and paranoid, and wingnuts are crazy and paranoid, and he felt at home amongst them. But do I think that listening to Glenn Beck will make you go murder your sister and her husband because they’re liberal bastards AND they didn’t invite you over enough, while wearing your dead mother’s hair? Well, no, not really. I mean, I see the point, but this is not exactly a Dr. Tiller situation here.

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    Beauzeaux says:

    This video sucks, because the helicopters didn’t make jokes.

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    MikeJ says:

    speaking of crazy

    Remember back when a “speaking of crazy” link to LGF would be about something actually said on LGF? Last night I looked at it for the first time in years, and other than an unhealthy amount of nutpicking their former allies it was pretty sane now. Weird.

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    JGabriel says:

    MikeJ:

    Remember back when a “speaking of crazy” link to LGF would be about something actually said on LGF?

    God, I remember when LGF’s commenters were, in political alignment and racist rhetoric, somewhat to the right of FreeRepublic and only slightly to the left of Stormfront.

    They’ve undergone a pretty wide swing of the pendulum. I’m not entirely sure I trust it yet.

    .

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    Warren Terra says:

    Remember back when a “speaking of crazy” link to LGF would be about something actually said on LGF? Last night I looked at it for the first time in years, and other than an unhealthy amount of nutpicking their former allies it was pretty sane now. Weird.

    I’ve been reading blogs since the days of The Horse and when Atrios was anonymous, and actually wrote some content, and at the time LGF was the House Of Crazy (not to mention of really, really vile anti-Islam sentiments). I haven’t had the heart to read them since Charles Johnson allegedly saw the light or whatever, but it’s deeply weird to see respectable people sympathizing with him.

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    freelancer says:

    @MikeJ:

    This comment @ Sadly, No! sparked a hilarious meme in the thread.

    How they see themselves/How everyone else sees them:
    Mac Bolen/Macaroni
    James Bond/Barney Fife
    Captain America/Captain Crunch
    Indiana Jones/Indiana
    Lone Ranger/Yosemite Sam
    The Harlem Globetrotters (only white)/The Washington NationalsGenerals
    Walking Tall/Look Who’s Talking
    Return of the Jedi/Spaceballs

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    Violet says:

    LOL. Thanks for posting. I’ve been offline all day and it was good to have a laugh. Sad that it’s true though.

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    timb says:

    @ellaesther: That worse, because I acknowledge the parallel construction of Reps to the joke, these were 30 SENATORS. Supposedly, according to Robert Byrd and various real historians, the most august deliberative body since the Augustus made the Roman Senate his personal plaything has 30 assholes in it who are in such favor of arbitration that they will not support the right of this woman to fight the terrible system she was forced to agree to.

    Mandatory arbitration clauses are one of the most disgusting and anti-democratic tool corporate America uses agaisnt ordinary citizens. If you one, get the heck out as quickly as you can.

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    freelancer says:

    Turns out Mr Show had the teabaggers and their civil war effectiveness pegged back in the 90s.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSkik6EUQUc

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    Shell says:

    Hey, Bitsy’s just a couple c-notes away from 3,000. Don’t y’all forget to vote.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Shell:

    Just got home, voted right away and put her up to 2,825.

    Now baseball!

    Steep +½

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    Dreggas says:

    i just realized almost everyone i knew growing up is on facebook….

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    lamh31 says:

    OT,

    ButBWHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAH!!!!

    Good lord,

    David Gergen just shut this GOP strategist down with a sharp knife ya’ll.

    The repub was going on and on about how it’s a shame that the feds are “paying” people throught organization like Americorps and such to “volunteer” thereby drawing away “volunteers” from local and state orgs. David Gergen asked to respond to that and asked the strategist
    “Terry, how do you feel about the all VOLUNTEER ARMED FORCES, where the gov’t pays people who VOLUNTEER to defend the country?”

    The rethug just stuttered!!!

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    Walker says:

    @Perry Como:

    That is pure win. I wonder if they properly seeded their Rand?

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    JGabriel says:

    Walker:

    I wonder if they properly seeded their Rand?

    That’s just gross.

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    CapMidnight says:

    @Perry Como:

    Are those Reps written in Objectivist-C?

    I do object-oriented programming:
    I program a project until a manager objects.
    Then I work on his project until another manager objects.
    Lots of cursing and recursing.

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    bago says:

    @JGabriel: Well, what can you say about someone who is polymorphic?

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    Jill says:

    Thanks, that was brilliant and much appreciated.

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    Svensker says:

    @General Winfield Stuck:

    The Bug of Death

    It’s our Death Panel Overlord!

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    MikeJ says:

    @General Winfield Stuck: The shaky camera makes me think it was cloverfield.

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    General Winfield Stuck says:

    @MikeJ:

    I think they were in New York.

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    Demo Woman says:

    @Shell: I voted earlier but I did check here totals. I’m hoping that she passes 3000 over night. She is really growing on me and I hope that she wins.

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    Chad N Freude says:

    @Perry Como: @CapMidnight: Well, I was talking about programming back in the day with my friends Pascal and Al Gol, two JOVIAL guys I worked with at Fort Ran, and we all agree that the BASIC concepts haven’t changed much, but we C that a lot of modern programming languages can be disCOmBObuLating to old-timers like us.

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    CapMidnight says:

    @Chad N Freude:
    Thanks for holding FORTH.

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    Fulcanelli says:

    “There’s A Rep For That”: new BJ lexicon entry!

    I have a feeling we’re gonna be seeing a lot of that one, way to go Anne-Laurie.

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    Porlock Junior says:

    @CT Voter:

    Got that? A real-life version of the “Have mercy on me for killing my father and mother because now I’m an orphan” reasoning.

    And you can bet your ass he’s pure of any knowledge of Jew words like chutzpah.

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    Janus Daniels says:

    “rep for that”
    I second the motion.

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    Mike says:

    it’s cute when the democrats pretend the Republicans are the only liars and hypocrites in the government *rolls eyes*

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