The Swishboating Continues in Earnest

I wonder what the real message is here:

realmenofgenius

The Rubio link goes to a picture of a pig he was about to barbecue.






165 replies
  1. 1
    Unabogie says:

    I don’t understand. Real men roast pigs?

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    sturunner says:

    Link doesn’t pass through. And what are you doing at RS on CE? & what am I doing on BJ? Great title though. . . .

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    jeff says:

    Crist is a gay Jewish commie?

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    Mnemosyne says:

    I know they’re stupid, but those “Real Men of Genius” radio commercials crack me up every time, even the ones in bad taste like the mail-order bride one.

    I also like the Dos Equis “Most Interesting Man in the World” commercials. I may be hopeless.

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    r€nato says:

    If Crist throttled a kitten with his bare hands, would that satisfy Erickson that he was manly enough to serve in the Senate?

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    Germane Jackson says:

    The message is that Charlie Crist is gay, because gay people don’t know how to barbecue.

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    JasonF says:

    You’re missing the big picture here. Think how unfair it would be to Floridians if their Senator couldn’t fulfill his constitutionally mandated duty to barbecue a pig! Can you imagine the horror!?

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    valdivia says:

    Is Crist a vegetarian? Is that part of swish boating? May be he even eats quiche, you know real men don’t eat quiche.

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    CalD says:

    The jokes, they write themselves.

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    r€nato says:

    What kind of mustard does Crist use, anyways?

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    PeakVT says:

    Real men rip animals open from end-to-end? That would be a great message if he was auditioning for a role in Predator 3. For Senator from Florida, not so much.

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    General Winfield Stuck says:

    It is a little heartening that we dems aren’t the only ones eating our own.

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    seabe says:

    Oh those teabaggers….not sexist or homophobic at all!

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    Keith G says:

    Crist could settle this real easily be having someone place a severed pig’s head in Erickson’s bed.

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    Where is AsiangrrlMN’s rusty pitchfork when you need it?

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    DougL (frmrly: Conservatively Liberal) says:

    It’s the John McCain Barbecue Test; Rubio haz it and passed. Nothing says I’m a REAL MAN!  like roasting a pig.

    Rubio probably caught and killed the pig with his bare hands. Also. Too.

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    dmsilev says:

    @r€nato: Doubtful, though maybe if he vivisected it like (I think) Bill Friat, that would do the trick.

    -dms

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    feebog says:

    Erick is just getting excited at the thought of Rubio’s pulled pork.

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    Midnight Marauder says:

    @General Winfield Stuck:

    It is a little heartening that we dems aren’t the only ones eating our own.

    I think the Dems have a long way to go before they reach the Lord of the Flies level that Republicans have been operating at for the past year.

    @r€nato:

    If Crist throttled a kitten with his bare hands, would that satisfy Erickson that he was manly enough to serve in the Senate?

    No, dummy. He would clearly need to throttle a kitten in each bare hand, simultaneously, for that to happen.

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    R-Jud says:

    @feebog: Winner. Close the thread.

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    Bubblegum Tate says:

    Something tells me Erick Erickson is incapable of doing something like refusing to eat Cheetos. You know, because he’s such a manly man.

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    wasabi gasp says:

    Incapable of taking a blurry photo of a dead animal with a digital camera? Is that the skillz in question?

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    @arguingwithsignposts: Right up Erick the son of Erick’s ass as we speak.

    Yustano, hon? Do you think mebbe you could get The Dawg to have a little chat with Erick about ‘real men’ when he’s (The Dawg) on leave?

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @r€nato:

    If Crist throttled a kitten with his bare hands, would that satisfy Erickson that he was manly enough to serve in the Senate?

    Respect our Lexicon — the proper phrasing here is “Skull-fuck a kitten“!

    @Keith G:

    Crist could settle this real easily be having someone place a severed pig’s head in Erickson’s bed.

    That’s not the end of a pig Erickson recalls to most people, though.

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    Martin says:

    @Midnight Marauder:

    You don’t think we were near that point during the primaries? There was some pretty ugly shit there.

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    bago says:

    All we are saying, is give quiche a chance.

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    gbear says:

    Who but a jesus-hating ogre could roast this pig?

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    Gwangung says:

    @R-Jud: Yeah,it wasn’t close even though there’ve been a couple good ones…

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    @bago: Oh. Mah. Gawd. I almost spit out my Brussels sprouts at this.

    @R-Jud: I was strenuously avoiding that comment because the idea of Erick the son of Erick pulling anyone’s pork….

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    stevie314159 says:

    Crist is a Muslim?

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    DougL (frmrly: Conservatively Liberal) says:

    @feebog:

    Erick is just getting excited at the thought of pulling Rubio’s pulled pork.

    Fix’t. Slightly Improved.

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    Midnight Marauder says:

    @Martin:

    You don’t think we were near that point during the primaries? There was some pretty ugly shit there.

    No. I don’t.

    Diaz-Balart Brothers Take Back Their Endorsements Of Crist In Senate Race

    Gov. Charlie Crist (R-FL) just suffered a setback in his Senate primary, in which he’s been the establishment candidate against the more conservative former state House Speaker Marco Rubio — with two top Florida Congressmen now rescinding their endorsements for Crist.
    __
    Reps. Lincoln and Mario Diaz-Balart, two brothers who are big names in the Cuban-American Republican community, have now taken back their endorsements — though they aren’t saying exactly why. “We take our endorsements seriously, but the governor knows why we withdrew and he left us with no alternative,” said Lincoln Diaz-Balart, who added that he and his brother are unlikely to endorse anyone else in the race.

    We talk about political groups eating their own a lot around these parts, but we haven’t seen anything like we’re going to see during the Republican primaries this upcoming year.

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    I know the implication is that Crist is teh gay, but what is the big deal about butchering your own livestock? If that makes you a “real man” then I am a fucking porn star. Jesus. A bunch of wannabes. Fucking pathetic.

    How sweet would it be if Son of Erick were caught on camera get his twelve sandwich eating ass stomped by some guy in a dress? I have no qualms wishing this unhappy circumstance on that rat bastard.

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    demkat620 says:

    @Martin: I was just about to point to the primaries 2 years ago.

    2 years ago. I know it doesn’t seem like it but that shit was almost two years ago.

    The speech that kick started Obama was November of 2007.

    Iowa will be two years ago in two weeks.

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    @Midnight Marauder: I gotta agree. Yeah, there was some nasty shit during the Democratic primaries, but I have a hunch we ain’t seen nuthin’ yet re: the 2010/2012 Republican primaries.

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    KG says:

    wait, wait, wait… I thought, in the minds of these knuckledragging mouth breathers, that cookin’ is women’s work anyway? Or does barbecue not count because it’s done outside?

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    General Winfield Stuck says:

    @Midnight Marauder:

    I agree we are not at the level of a party in complete ideological shambles like the GOP, Yet. But the rumblings are present currently.

    engaging it in it’s nascent stage is the best antidote for that not happening, however, IMHO.

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    valdivia says:

    @KG:

    bbq’ing is the work of men. like hunting and shit back in the good ole cave days.

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    Betsy says:

    @asiangrrlMN:
    OT: Been thinking of you. Tomorrow I will bake cookies, and then post pictures of them. It’s no dead animal on a fire, but you take what you can get.

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    Betsy says:

    Also, comments like Son of Erick’s just demonstrate how much homophobia and sexism are two sides of the same coin.

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    @valdivia: Yup. Outdoor cooking = manly man’s work. Indoor cooking = women’s work. It’s all very complicated.

    @Betsy: Thanks, Betsy. Pics of cookies always make me happier. And, yes, most isms are rooted in the same thing–especially homophobia and sexism.

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    Brian J says:

    @Midnight Marauder:

    This is one reason why I think the Democratic losses are going to be a lot less severe in the House than people realize and why they are going to break even or even do pretty well in the Senate. Unless things are bad enough that far right candidates like Rubio can become acceptable alternatives, seemingly good candidates like Crist are going to be wasted.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @r€nato:

    If Crist throttled a kitten with his bare hands, would that satisfy Erickson that he was manly enough to serve in the Senate?

    I think he would have to skull fuck it first.

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    @PeakVT:

    Real men rip animals open from end-to-end?

    Actually, it is the other way ’round.

    Also, why are we always picking on gays?

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    Anya says:

    Why isn’t Crist switching to the Dem side now, while he has his self respect still intact. Maybe he is afraid that if he left the them the Republicans will employ scorched earth campaign against him that would unearth all of his secrets.

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    srv says:

    But would he torture Jesus if he had a ticking time bomb?

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    MikeJ says:

    Jesus fuck! GET TO BED NOW!!!! SANTA IS IN THE SANDWICH ISLANDS!!!!

    He’ll be here soon and he’ll get us all if we aren’t asleep!

    http://www.noradsanta.org/en/index.html

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    Chad S says:

    I always get confused, is it Gheys or Jews who don’t eat pork?

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    @MikeJ: This is what Basement Cat has to say about Santy. My money is on Basement Cat to kick Santy’s ass.

    And, my new fave version of the one classic Christmas song I like.

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    Betsy says:

    @Chad S:
    Biting tongue biting tongue biting tongue….

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    robertdsc says:

    I hate to see this shit happen to Crist.

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    Chad S says:

    @robertdsc: The end game will be Crist switching parties and be a blue dog. And he’ll still win that seat.

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    madmommy says:

    @MikeJ:

    Heh! I just said the same thing to the kids, only minus the “Jesus fuck!” part.

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    Betsy says:

    @asiangrrlMN:
    p.s. In the meantime, Chompers is getting jealous of all the attention Smudge is receiving.

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    d0n camillo says:

    What’s all this sissy barbecuing anyway? A real man would eat the pig raw just like in the good old days before the discovery of fire made us all effeminate.

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    Midnight Marauder says:

    @Chad S:

    The end game will be Crist switching parties and be a blue dog. And he’ll still win that seat.

    I think his window to make that switch and still be viewed in a credible light is fast closing. Moreover, I don’t think he’s going to make the switch (which is pretty fucking stupid, on his part). It seems his new strategy is to FIGHTFIGHTFIGHT (what is this, FDL?) and try to show the residents of Florida that, contrary to popular belief, it’s Rubio who is out-of-touch with what the state needs to regain some kind of functionality. He honestly seems to believe that he can ride this primary out somehow and come out just scathed enough to be viable in the general. Meanwhile, a full-fledged civil war has broken out within the Florida Republican Party:

    The Florida Republican Party organization is now in the midst of a civil war, with the latest shoe to drop being that embattled party chairman Jim Greer has called for a special executive committee meeting, in response to a request that he be ousted as chairman — but at the same time, he’s telling his enemies that the motion itself isn’t allowed under the party rules.
    __
    Greer, an ally of moderate Gov. Charlie Crist, has come under fire by intra-party critics who accuse him of mismanaging the state GOP’s finances. For his part, Greer is putting the blame for this controversy on allies of former state House Speaker Marco Rubio, the more conservative challenger against Crist in the Senate primary. And Greer has accused these critics of “slander,” “libel,” and even “treason” against the Republican Party!

    Charlie Crist had his chance to salvage this thing and he blew it big time. Have fun on the lecture circuit next year, Charlie.

  59. 59

    @Betsy: Man. She is amazingly beautiful. I love that pic of her with the flower. Stunning!

    Moar kittehs!

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    Annie says:

    @Betsy:

    Chompers doesn’t have anything to worry about. He is awesome…

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    Chad S says:

    @Midnight Marauder: The window is open until shortly after the primary ends, Florida loves them some Crist and the polling suggests Crist wins if he’s a Republican, an independent or a Democrat(even in 3 ways races with Rubio and Meek). As long as Rubio is the darling of the national party and nimrods like Erickson(and more importantly is getting the majority of his fundraising from people outside of the state of Florida), Crist always has that card to play.

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    Seebach says:

    Wow. The Right is turning on itself, and the Left is turning on itself. It will be fascinating to see which side destroys itself first. Since we’ve never won a political fight since I’ve been politically aware, I’m assuming it’s going to be the Left.

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    KG says:

    @Midnight Marauder: on one hand, I have to respect Crist for staying and fighting for his party. In part because it means he’s likely going to lose. If the GOP is going to become something of a functional party again, this needs to happen. On the other hand, it is very tempting to just tell the Tea Baggers to fuck off and watch them continually lose.

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    Midnight Marauder says:

    @Chad S:

    The window is open until shortly after the primary ends, Florida loves them some Crist and the polling suggests Crist wins if he’s a Republican, an independent or a Democrat(even in 3 ways races with Rubio and Meek). As long as Rubio is the darling of the national party and nimrods like Erickson(and more importantly is getting the majority of his fundraising from people outside of the state of Florida), Crist always has that card to play.

    All very true, but still, I think the longer he waits to make that switch, the more dubious people are going to be about his motivations and intentions. There’s a reason Arlen made his switch as early and unmemorably as he did.

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    valdivia says:

    @Seebach:

    I am betting Republicans because the party is now captured by the teabaggers. On our side the skirmish is just by a blog lady who went to the *other side* to get what she wants. We feel the heat but in the end we got the DNC acting together I think.

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    For Betsy and AsiangrrlMN, an earlier smudge, because she’s moving around too much at the moment. I am dreading tomorrow. Teh Kitteh is helping, some. But only some. The BJ community is keeping it lively, though.

    ETA: it is amazing how she jumps!

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    gbear says:

    @AngusTheGodOfMeat:

    It’s easy, it’s convenient, we’re all well practised and it never quite goes out of style.

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    Max says:

    @valdivia: I agree.

    I don’t think our side is “turning on itself”. I think there is a vocal minority that wants to stand on the platform and scream and yell while the rest of us are on the train leaving the station.

    In a Hamster vs. Rahm fight, I’m taking Rahm 1000% of the time.

    But. I’m an O-bot. To quote Sully “Meep Meep”

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    @arguingwithsignposts: Sweetie! Give her a kiss on her smudge for me.

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    d0n camillo says:

    Wow. The Right is turning on itself, and the Left is turning on itself. It will be fascinating to see which side destroys itself first.

    The left is used to turning on itself. The Republicans have yet to get the hang of being a functional self immolating party. It takes a lot of practice to get the balance just right. I have the funny feeling they are going to be burning perfectly electable Republicans like Charlie Crist for at least the the next few election cycles. My only problem with this is all the popcorn I’m going to get stuck in my teeth while watching.

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    Chad S says:

    @Midnight Marauder: Eh..maybe, but as long as he can frame his choice along the lines of Rubio as the tool of the teabaggers/people outside of Florida and how his decision was based on fighting for Florida(and not internet conservatives) in the Senate, he can jump ship at anytime and not get too damaged by it. And Obama would fundraise for him anytime he asked for it if he did that(I doubt he would be as conservative as Lieberman/Nelson/et al, he would probably be more along the lines of Bill Nelson, Baucus or Kay Hagan).

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    GregB says:

    Charlie Crist should hang out with Vladimir Putin and get some shots of the two of them topless and rasslin’ and fishin’ and doing other manly things.

    That would surely appeal to the Foley/Craig wing of the GOP.

    -G

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    valdivia says:

    @Max:

    Me too Max, I am totally an O-bot. meep, meep.

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    @gbear:

    It’s easy, it’s convenient, we’re all well practised and it never quite goes out of style.

    Check. Check. Check. Check!

    OK.

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    Anya says:

    @Max: I think Hamsher should team up with Jeremiah Wright against Rahm. I think he hates Rahm as much as she does.

    Can someone explain to me this obsession with Rahm. What did he do to piss off these people.

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    Max says:

    @Anya: I think Rahm yelled at Howard Dean once.

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    @Anya: Rahm is teh hawt. That’s why I’m obsessed with him.

    @Max: I agree with this. I actually think we have it more together than the Republicans for one. We just have to hold it together long enough for the Republicans to implode. Not easy, but not impossible, either. And, I am not even an O-bot, so no meep meep for me.

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    Midnight Marauder says:

    @Chad S:

    And Obama would fundraise for him anytime he asked for it if he did that(I doubt he would be as conservative as Lieberman/Nelson/et al, he would probably be more along the lines of Bill Nelson, Baucus or Kay Hagan).

    I’m not too sure about Obama fundraising for Crist this go round. Crist has been pretty vocal and acute in his backtracking from supporting the stimulus, to his current frothing at the mouth attacks on the damn thing. He’s only a few steps behind T-Paw in terms of his shift to the hard right. I’m not saying he’s anywhere close to that level (because, come on, that’s a two horse race between Pawlenty and Romney), but he has made a pretty radical shift from his otherwise moderate persona in the past few months.

    My point is that if he sticks it out in the GOP primary the rest of the way, there is no way he can come back to the middle–let alone the D side of things–after the kind of wingnuttery he’s going to have to engage in to win that race. I just don’t think you can come back from that kind of thing.

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    valdivia says:

    @Max:

    but he yells at everyone, this is how he shows affection! ;-)

    I personally think he is teh hawt. I know, I know, we have to be serious!

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    Seebach says:

    @Anya: Rahm invented the Blue Dogs. Whether this was actually necessary is somewhat controversial. But the people who fucked up HCR are essentially his selections. I’d kick him in the balls, too.

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    @asiangrrlMN:

    We just have to hold it together long enough for the Republicans to implode.

    They are like zombies, though. They keep getting killed, and then coming back.

    Put me down in the meep, meep, category, too, just because it would piss off someone who sides with Grover f**king Norquist.

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    @valdivia:

    I know, I know, we have to be serious!

    No, this is the late night show. Think of it as your own personal The Daily Show.

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    Max says:

    @valdivia: I think he’s cute, but his brother (the Ari Gold one) is smokin’ hot.

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    @arguingwithsignposts: I am actually not a meep meep, though I probably would be labeled as such by the lefties. And, yeah, Republicans = zombies. That’s why you have to cut their heads off.

    @valdivia: Back off. He’s mine. And, if SOME PEOPLE can talk about how hawt Palin is, then you and I are perfectly justified in talking about Rahm like that.

    @Max: You can haz. I prefer Rahm. Except, I don’t like his voice. Oh well. He doesn’t have to talk.

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    valdivia says:

    @Seebach:

    but Blue Dogs come from very conservative districts, so if you have a 50 state strategy the only way you win everywhere is to find the local people who can run according to their district not according to our idea of what being a democrat means. Big Tent and all? You can’t have a 50 state strategy without Blue Dogs so hating Rahm makes no sense, IMHO. You can hate Nebraskans for electing Nelson, I doubt very much they would elect a Bernie Sanders you know?

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    @asiangrrlMN:
    Again, AGM gets teh hawties. Damn you asiangrrlMN! /colbert voice.

    ETA: do you think your rusty pitchforks would do the trick, or do we need something stronger?

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    valdivia says:

    @arguingwithsignposts:

    so I have permision to go on and on about how hawt he is? mmm. But I have to be careful that @asiangrrlMN: doesn’t get me for it! ;-)

    @Max:
    ok if you must know, because I am a nerd I actually think the Dr. is the hawtest one. but really all of them are pretty fucking hawt you know?

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    @arguingwithsignposts: Ha! I love that picture. Damn right, I do. However, give me Alan Rickman, and I will relinquish all other hotties.

    @valdivia: Yeah, he’s pretty cute, too. So, you can have Zeke, Max can have Ari, and I’ll take Rahm. Deal?

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    Seebach says:

    @valdivia: Well, there are cases where he personally spit on the Kos/Hamsher choice to pick someone who was more right wing, and then flipped the blogs the bird and flung poo. And then his pick lost. It’s hard to know if that district was ever gettable or not. That’s what I mean by controversial. Hard to go back in time and make a different choice and see if running an actual democrat rather than a Republican with a D next to his name would’ve made a difference.

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    @valdivia:
    She does have some rusty pitchforks, and some kind of lawn gnome or something, or at least so I’ve been told. You have been warned.

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    Midnight Marauder says:

    @arguingwithsignposts:

    Put me down in the meep, meep, category, too, just because it would piss off someone who sides with Grover f**king Norquist.

    GROVER FUCKING NORQUIST?!

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    Tomlinson says:

    @bago:

    All we are saying, is give quiche a chance.

    Tears. Of. Laughter.

    Made my night.

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    Chad S says:

    @Midnight Marauder: If Crist switched, Obama would be out there for him.

    And well, of course if he can win the GOP primary, he’ll stay republican, but its a coinflip whether he can win the GOP primary.

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    Max says:

    @valdivia: Zeke’s a bridge too far for me. He seems to be very nice and calm and I don’t respond to that.

    So, let’s see if I have this correct…

    Max & Ari Gold

    AsiangrrlMN & Rahm

    Valdivia & Zeke

    Sounds good. However, if Barack becomes available, I call dibs.

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    valdivia says:

    @arguingwithsignposts:

    ok you have had this cat for a week right and you are already dressing her up as a pirate (even if it is only photoshop). This place is obviously a bad influence on pet owners! Just look at poor tunch in the ochocinco jersey…. ;-) joking aside she is teh cuteness!

    @asiangrrlMN: seems we came to an agreement. whew that was close eh? Now who else can we fight about? Mad Men male leads?

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    Max says:

    @valdivia: Shotgun! I call Don Draper!

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    Tomlinson says:

    @Max:

    I don’t think our side is “turning on itself”. I think there is a vocal minority that wants to stand on the platform and scream and yell while the rest of us are on the train leaving the station.

    Yup. If you start to attack Bernie Sanders for being too corporate, you may be on the lunatic fringe. Or maybe even that fringe wants to disown you.

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    @Max: Oh HELL NO! I will fight you to the–wait, I can have Michelle Obama? Never mind.

    P.S. The brother Emanuel is named Ari as well.

    @Max: I don’t watch that, so you guys will have to duke it out.

    @Tomlinson: Agreed. I mean, Bernie Sanders, a sell-out? Really? That’s just batshitcrazy.

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    @Max:
    I get dibs on Ani DiFranco, not that anybody’s laying dibs on her … And Natalie Merchant. On the other team, I’ll take Eddie Vedder.

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    Ailuridae says:

    @Seebach:

    Billy Tauzin and Jimmy Hayes would like to have a word with you.

    I’m no fan of Rahm but people really need to get their history straight about stuff. Rahm got a bunch of Blue Dogs elected in 06 out of the 30 seats the Dems took. When Chris VanHollen (who I assume passes the purity test) took over in 2006 he pursued the same strategy.

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    PaulW says:

    Pig roasting? Is that kosher?

    (ducks)

    Seriously. I live in Florida and am only just getting prepared for the insanity that’s coming… even for this state, and this is coming from a guy who lived through 2000 Recount at the scene of the crime.

    Earlier, I figured Crist would have enough local popularity to survive any winger assault, but nowadays… I really shouldn’t have hoped that much.

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    valdivia says:

    @Max:

    damn. you think we won’t fight you for Obama?

    I totally get the Zeke being too calm thing. and not that we want to get too personal here, ahem, but I have this tendency to respond to forceful hyper nerds. I think Zeke has it in him.

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    Max says:

    @asiangrrlMN: In my fantasy, I get to call him Ari Gold. It’s sort of a Jeremy Piven, menage thing.

    :)

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    valdivia says:

    @Max:

    You girls are too too fast. But ok, I can do with Roger.

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    @valdivia:

    This place is obviously a bad influence on pet owners!

    Thanks for making me laugh. I needed that. And she is a pirate! I think she’s already got the claws out for me! Except when she curls up on my neck to purr. That is teh sweetness.

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    Max says:

    @arguingwithsignposts: I went to kindergarten thru 6th grade with Ani. We were in this montessori / DFH school in Buffalo. She was very nice, and obviously talented.

    @valdivia: Okay, we’ll share Obama, but Reggie Love is all mine! Sexy chocolate indeed.

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    @Max: Gotcha. Far be it for me to take away anyone’s fantasy.

    @arguingwithsignposts: You can haz ’em all. Feel better?

    @Tomlinson: And another thing, this is starting to smell like the purity test to me. I hate that shit. I mean, Bernie Sanders?? I’m sorry, but I have a soft spot in my heart for him.

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    @Max: Oh hell no on Reggie Love. Didn’t we talk about this before? How there are many good-looking people on Obama’s admin?

    @valdivia: Peter Orszag for you? And, ya gotta be fast around here!

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    Hob says:

    They’re stronger than a sheet of metal!
    And they’re in the rugby club reserves.
    Buy the wife a birthday kettle.
    These are strong men getting on my nerves.
    Real men,
    Real men from hell…

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    valdivia says:

    @arguingwithsignposts:

    glad I made you LOL. she is such a cute cat but she does look like she is going to be a handful. Is it a white cat thing? You must keep us up to date with pictures and I am still breathing she did not pounce on me reports.

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    valdivia says:

    @asiangrrlMN:

    yes orzag be mine, mine mine. I have that newsreporter chick to get rid off first but give me time.

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    Betsy says:

    @asiangrrlMN:
    @Annie:
    Aww. Chompers is blushing.

    @arguingwithsignposts:
    So much cute.

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    @Hob: I am really digging this song. Thanks for linking to it. Now that’s a Christmas song I can get into. Yeah, I know it’s not a Christmas song….

    @valdivia: Pfffft. You’re better than her any day.

    @Betsy: She’s a dolly. Love her face markings.

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    Max says:

    @asiangrrlMN: There are A LOT!

    What about Kal Penn? Yum Yum Yum

    and Jon Favreau? Seksi for sure

    and Eugene Kang (he’s smart for Valdivia)

    Even Obama’s half brother is good-looking and smart.

    http://english.peopledaily.com.....40999.html

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    valdivia says:

    @asiangrrlMN:

    thanks you! I am defenitely much bigger (6 feet tall) so I can take her any time. ;-)

    @Max:
    Kal Penn, yes another hottie. And the brother in law caught my eye. Favreau there are no words for him. Really ultimately hawt and also very good with the words and nothing is hawter than that. Kang is ok but he looks like I would be cradle robbing.

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    gocart mozart says:

    I think it means, if you vote Rubio, he will pork someone. Don’t over think it.

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    @Max: Then there’s Susan Rice. And, I know she’s not admin, but I think there’s a smoldering sexiness to Sonia Sotomayor. Plus, Michelle Obama.

    I like ’em smart, too, and Eugene Kang is cuuuute!

    Eh, you ladies can have Jon Favreau. Not my type.

    Happy sigh.

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @asiangrrlMN:

    And, my new fave version of the one classic Christmas song I like.

    May Basement Cat shit in your bathtub, woman. I’ve been searching YouTube for a decent contralto version of my favorite ‘Xmas carol’… and you hadda go and spoil it.

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    Max says:

    @valdivia: I think the brother is tall and has an accent.

    Nothing wrong with that.

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    @Anne Laurie: What? What did I do?

    Does this make you feel better?

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    valdivia says:

    @Max:
    @asiangrrlMN:

    see what 3 girls can agree to without discord? and they say we women don’t know how to negotiate.

    btw if I was into women Mrs O would definitely be my cup of tea. In the meantime I would just love to go play in her closet.

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @Betsy:

    In the meantime, Chompers is getting jealous of all the attention Smudge is receiving.

    Check the ‘artwork example’ at the bottom of this page. P.S. Your girl is gawgeeus.

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    @Anne Laurie:

    May Basement Cat shit in your bathtub, woman.

    I hear he’s signed on with Grover f**king Norquist. (ducks)

    DON’T MAKE ME USE THIS JESUS KEY ON YOU WOMEN!

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    Or this one. It’s hard to find nice contralto voices.

    Then there’s the one I posted earlier. Weezer!

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    valdivia says:

    how did we come up with the Jesus key thing? It’s fucking brilliant.

    ok y’all I will get my answer later must go sleep. don’t apportion any men while I am out and if you do save some for me….

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    @valdivia: I was just thinking this. We worked it out rather peacefully, I think.

    @arguingwithsignposts: Bwahahahahahha!

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    Max says:

    @valdivia: Yep. Michelle would be on my list too.

    Also, Too. That Desiree Rodgers looks like she could be fun, in a Secretary the movie kind of way. That is, of course, when she’s not letting gate crashers into the state dinner.

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    @valdivia:
    Read the comments at Amazon is my god. I don’t recall who linked it first, but be warned. Do NOT BE DRINKING ANYTHING WHILE READING!

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    valdivia says:

    @asiangrrlMN:
    @Max:

    Yes Desiree is pretty amazing I think.

    ok gals I am really tired and freezing. I wish a had a little smudge to snuggle to, so jealous of you arguing.

    merry christmas!

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    valdivia says:

    @arguingwithsignposts:

    thanks for the answer. and now I am really leaving. see you all tomorrow.

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    Max says:

    @valdivia: Happy christmas!

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    I think Rahm is slime. hawt, schmawt.

    My observation is that guys who are renouned for the way they cuss people out are verbal abusers, and it doesn’t always stop there. As far as I can tell, he’s one of those men who believes that the best way to prove you have a dick is to act like one.

    Now, I think Obama picked Rahm for Chief of Staff because that way he (BHO) will *always* be the Good Cop, so I take my own tendency to view Rahm as the source of evil with a grain of salt. But my memory from the primaries is that Rahm is subservient toward the big donors, the people with money, and saves his legendary invective for those without. An authoritarian, in other words.

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    Betsy says:

    @Anne Laurie:
    That is fabulous!! Thanks :)
    Sadly, she does, occasionally, live up to her name.

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    Hob says:

    @asiangrrlMN: Glad to help. The Jazz Butcher always cheers me up – Pat Fish is just one of those guys who always seems so happy to be doing what he does.

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    @valdivia: Night. Merry happy hollys!

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @asiangrrlMN:

    What? What did I do?

    Nah, sorry, I’m just grouchy because there are ten thousand versions of this on YouTube and I’m not finding one with the powerful “FAAAAALLLL….. on your KNEES!…. “ contralto that suggests you will fall or you will be knocked over, pilgrim. Even Aretha has failed me, possibly due to my inadequate google-fu. (Also, I was holding the MM version in reserve for late tomorrow night in case Teh Minions got snippy on too much eggnog & famblyhood, and now I may have to go with… something even more obnoxious.)

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    @Anne Laurie: I know. I’m just teasing you. I tried to find one as well, and I couldn’t. That’s why I’ve been listening to more alternative versions. But, there is this one. Give it a try.

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @Betsy: Basic Sympathetic Magic: Never name an animal companion “Chompers”, “Trouble”, or “Scamp”. A friend doing cat rescue once threatened to name one of the ferals IHateYouToo, pronounced Haychtoo, and I thought that was kinda geenius.

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    @Max: Wow. That’s beautiful. I get chills. Thanks.

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    Ok. One more. This is a version by Apocalyptica, the cello group who covers Metallica songs. This version, though, is incredible.

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    Betsy says:

    @Anne Laurie:
    I know. I blame my sweetie. His idea.

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    MP says:

    @Anne Laurie Does this do it for you? Couldn’t find a video, but she died in ’72, so if they’re out there, there aren’t many of them.

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    PeakVT says:

    @valdivia: There has to be a limit, though. At some point enlarging the tent just muddles the message. The DCCC (Emanuel) recruited pretty indiscriminately in 2008. Parker and Bright should not have been been recruited because they had flirted with the Republican Party in the recent past.

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    Anya says:

    @Chad S:

    @Max: If by a miracle he wins the GOP primary they will form a third party and Scozzafava him. The smart choice for him is to switch. Maybe he is waiting to until he can legitimately give his “I did not leave the party, the party left me” speech.

    @asiangrrlMN: Am glad I’m not the only one who finds Rahm hawt. I even find his name is hot.

    @Max: I like Dean but I think for someone who is so committed to the party he handled the HC campaign poorly. He let his ego get in the way. Also, I think his most ardent supporters are doing him no favors by casting him in the role of the marginalized.

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    bago says:

    @asiangrrlMN: Have you seen the path video? Four shirtless swedes fiddling for all they’re worth.

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    gnomedad says:

    @d0n camillo:

    A real man would eat the pig raw live just like in the good old days

    Improved.

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    Yutsano says:

    Do you think mebbe you could get The Dawg to have a little chat with Erick about ‘real men’ when he’s (The Dawg) on leave?

    Heh. There aren’t enough diapers in existence to control the pantswetting Erick would experience for that little chat. Tall, muscular, deep-voiced Marine who can be intimidating as fuck when he wants to be. Yeah, Erick would be reduced to a quivering mass of goo. Best part is he’d do it just because he thinks it’s fun. He can be rather wicked when he wants to be.

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    @Yutsano: That’s what I thought.

    @bago: Link, please?

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    rikyrah says:

    I’m rooting for Charlie…..his hair and tan crack me up.

    he should just make the switch…become a Democrat…..

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    Something Fabulous says:

    @gnomedad: always wanted to enter one of those “musical” threads, so I’ll just add Joe Jackson’s comment here, although I think this thread might already be out of [b]juice…

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    Yutsano says:

    @rikyrah: I’d be totally happy if Charlie goes independent but caucuses with the Democrats. At least he wouldn’t have to appease the teabaggers every time he makes a vote and can have some real independence on his policy positions.

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    Darryl says:

    Erick is so smart that he understands that you should pick your politicians based on how folksy and good ole boy they appear. The kind of guy you’d want to drink a beer with…

    I can’t see any downsides to that…

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @Max: You & me & Asiangrrl are doing some kind of mindmeld here! That was my backup backup! (Thank heavens the top thread hasn’t gone sploidy yet… odd, somewhat, but peacefully so… and yes I know I’m responsible for some considerable portion of the ‘odd’… )

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @Yutsano:

    Tall, muscular, deep-voiced Marine who can be intimidating as fuck when he wants to be. Yeah, Erick would be reduced to a quivering mass of goo. Best part is he’d do it just because he thinks it’s fun. He can be rather wicked when he wants to be.

    Downside is, Erick would probably start stalking your Dawg… in a totally manly heteronormative notthattheresanythingwrongwiththat fashion, of course, but still: Euuugh.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Anne Laurie: I would actually pay to see that. He’s been stalked before. Rather than get uncomfortable he plays with the stalker like a cat with a mouse in its claws but still very much alive. Then when he gets tired the intimidation comes out and the problem is solved. I’d swear he was the spawn of Satan sometimes he has such an evil streak in him.

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    Jay in Oregon says:

    @Mnemosyne:

    Fun fact — I remember when those commercials started out as “Real American Heroes”: same theme, just a different tagline.

    http://thefuntimesguide.com/20.....t_real.php

    They changed the tagline to “Real Men of Genius” after 9/11, when someone apparently decided it was in poor taste to mock heroism.

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    @valdivia: They don’t always. Just look at Clinton’s nemesis, Jim Cooper. It’s a Democratic leaning district. Obama even won it.

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    @Doctor Science: And Rahm never misses an opportunity to trash Progressives. I am sure “Dean” Broder loves him.

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    Michael D. says:

    Maybe it means we don’t need that faggot, Crist, in Congress.

    But that’s just me being oversensitive.

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    Dr. Psycho says:

    I received an e-mail during the Late-in-2008 Unpleasantness which showed photos of Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush doing manly rancher things, and Senator Obama hanging a curtain rod.

    My reply was, “Some people do the work, while others play cowboys all day.”

    His response to that was, “You don’t know how hard cowboys work, fool.”

    To which I replied that people who don’t know the difference between playing cowboys on the weekend and actually being a cowboy are the sort I would expect to vote Republican.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Dr. Psycho:

    To which I replied that people who don’t know the difference between playing cowboys on the weekend and actually being a cowboy are the sort I would expect to vote Republican.

    My friend in Wyoming (the one that just had the baby) is also a working rancher and semi-pro bullrider. He HATED Dubya’s fake posturing down in Crawford. In fact he said that if he ever got a hold of King George he wouldn’t last a day on his cattle ranch.

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    joe from Lowell says:

    That “something,” Mr. Erickson, is known as “repressed homosexuality” and “projection.”

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