Let love rule

It’s been a pretty crazy week here, with TapperGate, AccountabilityNowGate, LouisCKGate, and RadokGate. I should probably come clean and tell you that this is all part of a pageview-maximizing scheme John took from Politico and ordered me to implement. I’m not complaining though: Anne-Laurie awakes each day at 4 am to the sound of John screaming “Win the morning!”

The truth is, I’m feeling a little PGTD today, so I’m not up for much commentary. As a gesture of goodwill, I thought I would do a post consisting entirely of approving links to bloggers who are associated with the intertronic axis of evil. There are those who would call this appeasement:

Yeah, I know the FDL links are Tbogg and the TNR one is Chait. Baby steps.

Consider this an open thread.

171 replies
  1. 1
    JM says:

    “Tappergate”?

    Whaddeye miss?

  2. 2
    Punchy says:

    This seems like a big fucking deal w/r/t the Executive’s ability to sidestep FISA courts/laws/protocols. Of course, I’m not a lawyer, and I’m sure when it’s appealed to Scalia’s Crew, they’ll find a way to overturn this just in time for use by the next R Admin.

  3. 3
    dmsilev says:

    The New York Times has just posted their entry in the prestigious “make the religious right pop a gasket” contest, with a long article on can animals be gay?. It’s actually a very interesting read, and I now know more about lesbian albatrosses than I ever thought possible.

    -dms

  4. 4
    Arkon DougJ says:

    lesbian albatrosses

    I saw them perform once at the Mercury Lounge.

  5. 5
    Dracula says:

    TapperGate, AccountabilityNowGate, LouisCKGate, and RadokGate

    Make it stop, puleeze. Can we please throw this “-gate” trend under the bus full of punched hippies?

  6. 6
    MikeJ says:

    Damn, I missed all the fun this morning.

  7. 7
    demo woman says:

    @Punchy: Since I am unlucky, I’ve been praying for Scalia’s health.

  8. 8
    Dork says:

    Anne-Laurie awakes each day at 4 am to the sound of John screaming “Win the morning!”

    They’re dating?

  9. 9
    licensed to kill time says:

    __

    The truth is, I’m feeling a little PGTD today

    What does this mean?

  10. 10
    Mike Kay says:

    I’m so proud of you guys, you started two entire flame wars this morning without my help.

    Sniffle. They grow up so fast, ya know. Sniffle.

  11. 11
    L Boom says:

    I’m generally pretty good with Intertoobzian acronyms, but PGTD?

    Pretty Goddamn TireD?
    Persistent Gestational Trophoblastic Disease?

  12. 12
    dmsilev says:

    @Arkon DougJ: The article mentioned that Stephen Colbert had done a segment on them. In that clip, he warns against the possibility of our chicks growing up to be Indigo Gulls….

    -dms

  13. 13
    peach flavored shampoo says:

    I’m feeling a little PGTD

    In engrish?

  14. 14
    PeakVT says:

    @dmsilev: Heh.

  15. 15
    debbie says:

    I never thought I’d read of a bigger schmuck than Dolan, but Donovan’s the new winner!

  16. 16
    El Tiburon says:

    Arkon DougJ Sir,

    I tried sending you an e-mail but was unable to get it from your link on the side of the page.

    Don’t want to be a D-Bag about this, but I was wondering if you were going to wander back to yesterday’s previous post and respond.

    Thanks in advance.

  17. 17
    peach flavored shampoo says:

    @Arkon DougJ: You sure that wasnt the Yeastie Girls? (go google that if you think I’m joking)

  18. 18
    PeakVT says:

    Yargh. Here’s the clip I forgot to put in the post I can’t edit. FYWP. Also.

  19. 19
    Arkon DougJ says:

    @El Tiburon:

    I’m tired of arguing about that and I can’t answer all your questions for reasons I can’t get into here.

    (EDIT: I see the email links are screwed up — i am goppatriot50 at gmail dot com)

  20. 20
    El Cid says:

    FWIW, Naomi Wolf did claim mail tampering in print, well, electronic print, in liberal type outlets, not just at Ron Paul rallies.

    However, having worked with quite a number of activists and organizations which very likely had their mail intercepted (particularly people & groups opposing Reagan’s wars against Central American civilians), I don’t believe immediately anyone’s claims, but I also don’t accept such claims just by quick anecdote either. Occasionally my mail has been returned or arrived opened, though not that often, and I don’t think I’m interesting enough to monitor.

  21. 21
    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Dracula:

    Make it stop, puleeze. Can we please throw this “-gate” trend under the bus full of punched hippies?

    Are you trying to mainstream a shift in the prevailing narrative? Also, too, RAHM!

    Can someone point me to the Tappergate and LouisCK threads? TIA, as teh kids aware of internet traditions text.

  22. 22
    Mike Kay says:

    you forgot about Rickey-Martin-gate

  23. 23

    @peach flavored shampoo:

    Persistent Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

    treatable with wiskey.

  24. 24
    El Tiburon says:

    @Dork:

    They’re dating?

    Bloggers w/ benefits.

  25. 25
    Liz says:

    @L Boom:

    a little pretty goddamn tired?

    hell if I know.

  26. 26
    Tom Hilton says:

    I’m always oddly pleased to see someone I despise on a visceral level for no clearly defined reason (Naomi Wolf, e.g.) give me a really, really good reason to despise him or her.

    Is that wrong of me?

  27. 27
    Morbo says:

    @licensed to kill time: @peach flavored shampoo: Post Greenwald Trauma Disorder?

    Arkon, I suggest 1-800-CALL-SAM if you’ve really been that affected by this dog bite.

  28. 28
    Arkon DougJ says:

    @El Cid:

    Yes, but if Jeff Foxworthy ever did a “you might be a tea bagger if” list, “you’ve compared Obama to Hitler” would have to be one of the top items.

  29. 29
    El Tiburon says:

    @Arkon DougJ:

    Fair enough. In the words of Our Dear Leader: It is time to move forward…

  30. 30
    Martin says:

    @dmsilev:

    It’s actually a very interesting read, and I now know more about lesbian albatrosses than I ever thought possible.

    You need to find better porn sites.

  31. 31
    Art says:

    My favorite TBogg quote of the week:

    “Yee haw! Hot damn! Git’erdone! Free bird! Assorted other colorful regional exclamations!”

  32. 32
    El Tiburon says:

    What about Bill-Gate(s)?

  33. 33
    licensed to kill time says:

    Post Glenzilla Talk Disorder?
    Pretty Good Tag Dissemination?
    Pagan God Thrill Dead?
    Puny Goodwill Take Dat! ?

  34. 34
    srv says:

    That Tbogg link to Mrs. Professors story about how JeffG got his feelings hurt by a former professor who didn’t want his name in Jeffie’s about page…

    My god, my irony meter just esploded…

  35. 35
    Martin says:

    @Dork: How do we gently break it to John that screaming “Win the morning!” probably isn’t the effective turn-on that he thinks it is.

  36. 36
    El Cid says:

    @Arkon DougJ: I’m not about to watch all 8+ minutes.

  37. 37
    Arkon DougJ says:

    Post Glenzilla Talk Disorder?

    Yes. It was supposed to be PGSD but I got confused.

  38. 38
    El Tiburon says:

    Roy has a good post up.
    http://alicublog.blogspot.com/

    It involves porn, tits and porn.

  39. 39
    JGabriel says:

    PGTD? Time for the Great Gazoogle:

    PGTD – What does PGTD stand for? Acronyms and abbreviations by the …
    Acronym, Definition. PGTD, Persistent Gestational Trophoblastic Disease. How to thank TFD
    for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page …
    acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/PGTD – Cached

    Congratulations! Are you hoping for a boy or a girl?

    P.S. I hear you can get a lot of publicity and money for that male pregnancy thing!

    .

  40. 40
    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    Anne-Laurie awakes each day at 4 am to the sound of John screaming “Win the morning!”

    lolz

  41. 41
    Dork says:

    @Martin: Maybe it’s supposed to be the question, “When the moaning?”, as a prelude to….ya know.

  42. 42
    slackjawedgawker says:

    @Arkon DougJ:

    This was a term coined by Karl Rove back in 2004, in reference to Cheney’s non-crazy daughter and her partner.

    So, yeah, dmsilev is right that this article will get the wingnuts frothing again. But my guess is they’ll try to bury it by sending Liz out for another round or two of cable news appearances in favor of naked pyramids and sliced testicles.

  43. 43
    Holly McLachlan says:

    I’m always oddly pleased to see someone I despise on a visceral level for no clearly defined reason (Naomi Wolf, e.g.) give me a really, really good reason to despise him or her.
    Is that wrong of me?

    In this case, it’s a win for TNR arch-weenie Jonathan Chait if you do. So yes, it may be a sin. But, consider it a venal rather than mortal sin.
    Is that too………. Catholic??? Perhaps you can nourish some contempt for both….. simultaneously. That would be like, totally Jesuit of you.

  44. 44
    El Cid says:

    Another Al-Qa’ida loving judge tries to help Obama impose Shania law and end George W. Bush’s success in KEEPINGUSSAFE, no matter how much Obama’s AG tried to pretend he was against it.

    A federal judge ruled Wednesday that government investigators illegally wiretapped the phone conversations of an Islamic charity and two American lawyers without a search warrant…

    U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker said the plaintiffs have provided enough evidence to show “they were subjected to warrantless electronic surveillance.”

    At issue was a 2006 lawsuit challenging the Bush administration’s so-called Terrorist Surveillance Program. The lawsuit was filed by the Ashland, Ore. branch of the Saudi-based Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation and two American lawyers Wendell Belew and Asim Ghafoor.

  45. 45
    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    Jesus H. Fuck. I never paid much attention to Naomi Wolf, but I had no idea she had joined forces with Rand Paul

  46. 46

    @Arkon DougJ:

    It was supposed to be PGSD but I got confused.

    common symptom. Take two embryos and call me in the morning.

  47. 47
    scav says:

    @Arkon DougJ:

    lesbian albatrosses // I saw them perform once at the Mercury Lounge.

    But were they real lesbian albatrosses or merely faking it?

  48. 48
    daryljfontaine says:

    @srv: If nothing else, the sociopathy of the Right continues to evolve — now they are claiming victimhood for “not being understood properly by the Left.”

    I understand them just fine, and that is why I have no empathy for them.

    D

  49. 49
    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @slackjawedgawker:

    in reference to Cheney’s non-crazy daughter

    There’s a third one?

  50. 50
    Liz says:

    @El Cid:

    uh, Shania? As in Twain?

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  52. 52
    RedKitten says:

    @Morbo:

    Arkon, I suggest 1-800-CALL-SAM if you’ve really been that affected by this dog bite.

    Please don’t. The kid’s already into everything. I don’t need him branching out into giving legal advice over the phone.

    Besides, his legal advice would consist entirely of “Pbbbbbbthh!”, “Ha-HAAAAH!” or “Waaahhhhhhhhhh!”

    There, I just saved you $500.

  53. 53
    Martin says:

    @scav: And how much was the bottle service? Did the RNC pick up the tab?

  54. 54
    El Cid says:

    @Liz: It’s a SadlyNo! thing.

  55. 55
    canuckistani says:

    Albatrosses, eh? I thought penguins were the top alternative lifestyle bird.

  56. 56
    Citizen_X says:

    Anne-Laurie awakes each day at 4 am to the sound of John screaming “Win the morning!”

    Pfft. Just wait till Zulif Cole orders the entire team to start every day singing the Balloon Juice Corporate Anthem.

  57. 57
    canuckistani says:

    @RedKitten:

    Besides, his legal advice would consist entirely of “Pbbbbbbthh!”, “Ha-HAAAAH!” or “Waaahhhhhhhhhh!”
    There, I just saved you $500.

    I’ve paid much more for legal advice much less useful.

  58. 58
    eemom says:

    OMFG. Naomi Wolf is a fucking hair-tossing idiotic drama queen twat. We were in the same class in college and I know.

    UGH.

  59. 59
    Arkon DougJ says:

    @scav:

    But were they real lesbian albatrosses or merely faking it?

    They went to Smith so they were probably LATG.

  60. 60
    Arkon DougJ says:

    @eemom:

    You know, I think she’s full of it, but I like her anyway. That story about vomiting when Harold Bloom laid down the mojo, it makes me laugh, even though it was incredibly cruel of her to tell it.

  61. 61
    Bob L says:

    Outed by TBogg

    “Finally, and my third possibility, is it could be lack of education that allows the left to lack empathy. They are not exposed to right-leaning and libertarian ideas. For example, how many classes at school are teaching about the ideas of Hayek, Friedman, and Rand? If kids grow up without this information, they may turn into adults who lack the ability to understand other points of view.”

    So in a year the left went from a bunch of post modern sissies so overcome with empathy they lost their moral compass to become a bunch of cold hearted bastards because they never read Ayn “Altruism is the only vice” Raynd’s Atlas Shrugs?

    Has anyone ever ventured the opinion that maybe the Left despises the Right because the Right is so caught up with their lies they don’t know the truth anymore?

  62. 62
    JGabriel says:

    @Tom Hilton:

    I’m always oddly pleased to see someone I despise on a visceral level for no clearly defined reason (Naomi Wolf, e.g.) give me a really, really good reason to despise him or her. Is that wrong of me?

    Only if, like one commenter at TNR (third comment down), you’re confusing Naomi Wolf, who advised Al Gore to wear brown, with Naomi Klein, who wrote The Shock Doctrine.

    .

  63. 63
    slackjawedgawker says:

    @El Cid:

    Shania law

    That don’t repress me much?

  64. 64
    Liz says:

    @El Cid:

    oooooo ok. I’m out of it. Sadly.

    I will check that out. Seems entertaining.

  65. 65
    Betsy says:

    @dmsilev:

    In that clip, he warns against the possibility of our chicks growing up to be Indigo Gulls….

    I am a little bit ashamed at how hard that made me laugh.

  66. 66
    Persia says:

    Holy crap, I’m agreeing with Maureen Dowd. Up is down.

  67. 67
    dmsilev says:

    @scav:
    @Arkon DougJ:

    lesbian albatrosses // I saw them perform once at the Mercury Lounge.

    But were they real lesbian albatrosses or merely faking it?

    And more importantly, will the RNC reimburse the cost of all of the drinks and tips?

    -dms

  68. 68
  69. 69
    JGabriel says:

    Bob L:

    So in a year the left went from a bunch of post modern sissies so overcome with empathy they lost their moral compass to become a bunch of cold hearted bastards because they never read Ayn “Altruism is the only vice” Raynd’s Atlas Shrugs?

    I think I can live with that.

    (Checks inner moral compass.)

    OMG, NOEZ! IT’S GONE!

    (Pause.)

    Hmm … that’s an oddly liberating feeling.

    Yep. I can live with that.

    .

  70. 70
    freelancer says:

    Naomi Wolf…teabagger?

    Isn’t Naomi Wolf the one who wrote an entire book that out-Godwinned Glenn Beck and the thesis of it was that America under Bush was turning into 1930s Nazi Germany? And then made a documentary/one woman show about it?

    I mean, yeah, I loathe Bush about as much as anyone here, but the woman traffics solely in hyperbole.

  71. 71
    Crashman says:

    I hereby relinquish my Gold Rifleman badge. We need a new Boromander!

  72. 72
    dmsilev says:

    @canuckistani: The penguins are mentioned in the article, along with a bunch of other species. Specifically,

    Various forms of same-sex sexual activity have been recorded in more than 450 different species of animals by now, from flamingos to bison to beetles to guppies to warthogs. A female koala might force another female against a tree and mount her, while throwing back her head and releasing what one scientist described as “exhalated belchlike sounds.” Male Amazon River dolphins have been known to penetrate each other in the blowhole. […] One primatologist speculated that the real reason two male orangutans were fellating each other was nutritional.

    Yes, this really is the New York Times, not National Geographic Penthouse.

    -dms

  73. 73
    Martin says:

    @dmsilev:

    One primatologist speculated that the real reason two male orangutans were fellating each other was nutritional.

    Oh please don’t make that show up on the food pyramid…

  74. 74
    Bob L says:

    @JGabriel:

    I think I can live with that. (Checks inner moral compass.) OMG, NOEZ! IT’S GONE! Hmm … that’s an oddly liberating feeling. Yep. I can live with that.

    It a problem you know. Without a inner moral compass you don’t know who is fair game to screw over in the rat race. Take me; all I can do it look at a poor person and think of how much fun it would be putting on the Joker makeup and one dark night force some public health care down his throat!!!!LUZSATANSRULS6666RAWR!!!!!!!!!!

    Pathetic isn’t it?

  75. 75
    JGabriel says:

    @Persia:

    Holy crap, I’m agreeing with Maureen Dowd. Up is down.

    Nah, Dowd is randomly right about a third to half of the time — except when she’s writing about sex and sexual politics, of course. Much more frequently than Bobo or Douch-hat.

    If you find yourself agreeing with Bill Kristol, on the other hand, then, yes, up is down and Armageddon is fast approaching.

    .

  76. 76
    Citizen_X says:

    @dmsilev: OK, now this blog must endeavor to become the primary internet source for the phrase, “blowholefuck a dolphin.”

  77. 77
    licensed to kill time says:

    @dmsilev:

    I’m sorry, but “exhalated belchlike sounds” , “penetrating through the blowhole” , and “nutritional fellating” has me snorting so uncontrollably that I am unable to focus my eyes on the screen. brb after I recover.

  78. 78
    dmsilev says:

    @Citizen_X: I think “give a dolphin a blowhole-job” is the preferred phraseology.

    -dms

  79. 79
    BruinKid says:

    Whew. For a moment I too thought “The Shock Doctrine”‘s Naomi Klein had turned into a teabagger.

  80. 80
    Quicksand says:

    @Citizen_X

    Pfft. Just wait till Zulif Cole orders the entire team to start every day singing the Balloon Juice Corporate Anthem.

    Now c’mon, this isn’t TPM.

  81. 81
    Tractarian says:

    @Arkon DougJ:

    I, too, feel like a Past Grand Senior Deacon today.

  82. 82
    JGabriel says:

    @dmsilev:

    National Geographic Penthouse.

    Mutual of Omaha’s Animal 4Chan.

    .

  83. 83
    Mike Kay says:

    @JGabriel: I’d put it at less than 5%. She’s such a Georgetown elitist (she lives in JFK’s old house from the 1950s) that she’s completely out of touch. If you saw the guest lists to her dinner parties, not a single person without a chauffeur. She only looks good in comparison to Sally Quinn, because MoDo is so self-conscious, it inhibits her, where as Quinn has no self awareness.

  84. 84
    slackjawedgawker says:

    @dmsilev:

    From the article:

    The Stanford biologist Joan Roughgarden told me to think of all these animals as “multitasking” with their private parts.

    But can they handle two wetsuits and a dildo?

  85. 85
    El Cid says:

    @slackjawedgawker: If you’re not… ready… for Hajj…

  86. 86
    PaulW says:

    When are we gonna have PrintOnDemand-Gate so I could shamelessly plug my book?

  87. 87
    El Cid says:

    @slackjawedgawker:
    Animals are primitive beings without the faculties that God gave humans. Clearly it’s proof of an Intelligent Designer that a few conservative religious types can use 2 wetsuits and a dildo as part of their honoring of their Creator.

  88. 88
    soonergrunt says:

    @Dracula:

    Can we please throw this “-gate” trend under the bus full of punched hippies?

    “bus full of punched hippies” sweet.

  89. 89
    JGabriel says:

    @Mike Kay:

    I’d put it at less than 5%.

    Whatevs. Still better than Douche-hat and Bobo. Combined.

    .

  90. 90
    matoko_chan says:

    well….here’s a happy for y’all.
    AllahP disappeared his post about LL CoolJ being a “Special Guest” on Dimbo Palin’s foxnews show.
    I think he was afraid BigBaad Cole was going to come over and bitchslap him for lying.
    Thass thuglife for you, allus gotta watch out for Cole’s pimphand.

  91. 91
    scav says:

    @dmsilev: Yes. Look under ABC: Albatross Bondage Compensation.

  92. 92

    Completely OT:

    The “real face” of Jesus, as taken from the Shroud of Turin:

    [Pictures on Yahoo]

    The dude looks Italian, Paisano actually. Sure as heck does not look like a poor Jewish boy.

    Working on the assumption that the shroud once covered a real dead body, I feel compelled to remind everyone that the Romans crucified more than 100,000 people, maybe up to twice that number in some estimates. The original occupant of the shroud, even if crucified, could have been any of a lot of different people.

  93. 93
    soonergrunt says:

    @Citizen_X:

    Just wait till Zulif Cole orders the entire team to start every day singing the Balloon Juice Corporate Anthem.

    The Balloon-Juice Corporate Anthem? That won’t take long since it’s only a few lines:

    Losers talking shit about my cat!
    Like my dog, fear the feline fat!
    I want posts of intellectual heft
    Going after the Jane Hamshers of the left!

    (chorus)
    Fuck you assholes!
    Fuck you assholes!
    Screw the tone!
    You can all go to hell!
    Jackasses!

    My front-pagers can kick all your asses
    We’re all a bunch of Obama-bot fascists
    You all fill threads to fast
    I was a wingnut in the past

    chorus

    guitar bridge

    We hate politico, we hate drudge
    On thursday we get a recipe for fudge
    We all know Obama is Rahm’s pawn
    You little bastards get off my lawn!

    Chorus

    Chorus fade-out

  94. 94
    El Cid says:

    I’m one not given to nostalgic recollections of a better news media past.

    But did we really used to see in constant national news coverage which celebrity had which mistress?

    And you kids better stay off my lawn.

  95. 95
    freelancer says:

    @Linda Featheringill:

    You have no idear how many people I know that use that and the Dead Sea Scrolls as slam dunk evidence that science proves the Bible.

    Believe what you want, but don’t use physics, carbon-dating, geology, and archeology to say that Science validates your faith in one breath, and in the next, throw out all these fields when they conclusively dismember the claim that the Earth is no more than 10,000 years old.

    http://www.smbc-comics.com/ind.....1836#comic

  96. 96
  97. 97
    Tara the antisocial social worker says:

    There’s something very, very wrong with having the words “Let love rule” directly underneath a picture of Ann Coulter.

  98. 98
    djork says:

    One primatologist speculated that the real reason two male orangutans were fellating each other was nutritional.

    New Sunkist OJ. *

    *Orangujizz

  99. 99
    eemom says:

    @freelancer:

    Yup. She was on Lake Batshit a long time ago pimping that book. Her and Hamsher in the same place at the same time was like witnessing the Exxon Valdez of hyperbolic faux-progressive narcissism.

  100. 100
    Shalimar says:

    Naomi Wolf…teabagger?

    She’s going to be pissed when she finds out the teabaggers only share her hatred of corporations because Dick Armey told them all the corps are run by black and/or brown people.

  101. 101
    Mike Kay says:

    @mistersnrub: well, atleast he didn’t blame the Jews and the “liberal” media.

  102. 102
    robertdsc says:

    Maureen Dowd

    hard to believe she’s 58 years old if WikiPedia is right.

  103. 103
    licensed to kill time says:

    Speaking of lesbian albatrosses and gay penetrating dolphins, the Family Research Council suggested yesterday that Obama may already be our first gay president:
    __

    [I]f it was argued during his two terms in office that Bill Clinton was “our first black President” because of his supposed liberal policies that would benefit African-Americans (though I’m not quite sure what President Clinton did, that he wasn’t forced to do, that would benefit any minority except for Chinese monks with political donations to spend.) With that argument shouldn’t Barack Obama already be our “first gay President” due to his liberal policies pushing the homosexual agenda?

    via Steve Benen

  104. 104
    martha says:

    DougJ, I think it’s now officially time for a Capitol Maibock.

    http://www.capital-brewery.com.....ibock.html

    Spring is here…enjoy!

  105. 105
    Mike Kay says:

    @robertdsc: she bathes in Botox.

    You watch her on tee vee and it’s like watching a wax dummy.

  106. 106
    Origuy says:

    @Arkon DougJ:

    They went to Smith so they were probably LATG.

    LATG? Is that like LUG? It’s not in Urban Dictionary.

  107. 107

    To soonergrunt:

    That song is actually pretty good.

    Let me see, key of E flat, pentatonic scale, ska rhythm section . . . . . . ..

  108. 108
    licensed to kill time says:

    @soonergrunt: LOL. I love the Drudge/fudge rhyme. Somebody set this to music! Or is it a chant we all have to do during our morning run?

  109. 109
    Tim (The Oher One) says:

    Martin at #73 illustrates the entire reason for the existence of this blog.

    Hilarious !

  110. 110
    Citizen_X says:

    @soonergrunt: Outstanding! But, if I may, I think in order to truly fit the tone of Balloon Juice it still needs a “D-I-A-F!” chorus somewhere.

  111. 111
    comrade scott's agenda of rage says:

    @eemom:

    OMFG. Naomi Wolf Jane Hamsher is a fucking hair-tossing idiotic drama queen twat. We were in the same class in college and I know.

    I’m sorry, I just couldn’t resist. Falling off the leftwing circular firing squad bandwagon is just so easy. It’s like a heroin addiction without the petty thievery and methadone programs.

  112. 112
    MikeJ says:

    @Origuy: lesbian albatross til graduation. I was typing in the same joke when I noticed DougJ had beat me to it.

  113. 113
    daryljfontaine says:

    @soonergrunt:
    Apologies or something to Sascha Baron Cohen

    Balloon Juice greatest progblog in the world
    All other progblogs are run by little girls
    Balloon Juice number one exporter of OBEY mugs
    Other progblogs have inferior OBEY mugs
     
    Balloon Juice home of snarky commentariat
    They post thirty comment and reply eighty comment
    Spam catching filter a marvel to behold
    It remove 80 percent of human solid waste
     
    Balloon Juice, Balloon Juice you very nice place
    From posts of John Cole to orbital pics of Tunch
    Balloon Juice friend of all except Red State
    They very angry people with bone in their brain
     
    Balloon Juice punditry best in world
    We invent “kitten skullfuck” and other turn of phrase
    Balloon Juice’s prostitutes cleanest in the blogosphere
    Except of course for FireDogLake’s
     
    Balloon Juice, Balloon Juice you very nice place
    From Greenwald flame war to N-C-Double-A
     
    Come grasp the mighty penis of our leader
    From junction with the testes to tip of its face!

    Some of those lines just begged not to be rewritten.

    D

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    Morbo says:

    @djork:

    One primatologist speculated that the real reason two male orangutans were fellating each other was nutritional.

    New Sunkist OJ. *

    *Orangujizz

    Oh, but it is.

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    Comrade Kevin says:

    I think this is an appropriate time for Fly, Lesbian Seagull.

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    soonergrunt says:

    @Linda Featheringill:
    @licensed to kill time:
    @Citizen_X:
    I think all three of your suggestions are great. You guys work on that for a while. I’ve done my part.

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    MikeJ says:

    @JGabriel:

    Only if, like one commenter at TNR (third comment down), you’re confusing Naomi Wolf, who advised Al Gore to wear brown, with Naomi Klein, who wrote The Shock Doctrine.

    A commenter you know you can ignore because it seems to think that mentioning ANSWER is a trump card.

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    comrade scott's agenda of rage says:

    @robertdsc:

    She goes to the same plastic surgeon as Sally Fields and Jane Fonda.

    Okay, I just made that up but hopefully you get my drift.

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    slackjawedgawker says:

    @licensed to kill time:

    So he really is following in the footsteps of Lincoln!

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    Shalimar says:

    @JGabriel: [Raises hand and feels relieved] So I’m still allowed to like Naomi Klein?

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    Origuy says:

    When is Jonathan Livingston Seagull going to come out of the closet?

    @MikeJ: Thanks. I was mystified.

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    robertdsc says:

    @Mike Kay:
    I suppose. She doesn’t look her age to me. Like her red hair, though.

    EEmom, I think of FDL as FireBagLake these days. I almost typed that in the other day, lol.

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    licensed to kill time says:

    Die in a fire!
    Screw the tone!
    Cole-bots! Cole-bots!
    Leave John alone!

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    Legalize says:

    Damn. I have no idea what happened in teh news this week. All I know is that it’s approaching 70 degrees and sunny outside.

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    stuckinred says:

    Ease up on this “59” is old shit.

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    Martin says:

    BTW, Cole and DougJ owe dmsilev bigtime for getting this blog back on its proper foundation.

    And I hereby move that soonergrunt’s song be adopted as the official BJ anthem. I agree with citizen X that DIAF would benefit, but where do you draw the line? Skull-fuck kitten? Punch in the neck? Maybe we could just keep going with alternate verses.

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    Cat Lady says:

    @licensed to kill time:

    Nice. Except it should be:

    “Leave John aloooooooooooone!

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    stuckinred says:

    @licensed to kill time: Lot of guitar bridges on morning runs.

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    Citizen_X says:

    All this talk of lesbian sea birds, and yet nobody’s posted this.

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    Mark S. says:

    @mistersnrub:

    Donahue has got to be the worst fucking advocate in history (“there were only six scandals this year!” “If they’re 12 or 13, it’s not pedophilia!”). Keep letting him talk and Catholicism will outlawed in this country.

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    Captain Goto says:

    @Morbo:

    Oh, my god.

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    soonergrunt says:

    @Martin:

    And I hereby move that soonergrunt’s song be adopted as the official BJ anthem.

    Thanks!

    I agree with citizen X that DIAF would benefit, but where do you draw the line? Skull-fuck kitten? Punch in the neck? Maybe we could just keep going with alternate verses.

    More of this, please.

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    dmsilev says:

    @Martin: Glad I could help. And he *did* title this thread ‘let love rule’, so it was on-topic. Kinda.

    -dms

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    ThatLeftTurnInABQ says:

    @soonergrunt:

    A very fine effort, although I confess I can’t quite intuit the melody. Also, seeing as how we are now a Dear Leader Cult, shouldn’t we have something a little more paramilitary sounding, i.e. more like a boot camp marching chant:

    I don’t spoof but I’ve been trolled
    Hating Jane is pagehits gold
    1, 2, 3, 4
    TUNCH!

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    jl says:

    The Tunchforce runs this site. That is obvious to me now. What else could be so cranky, unpredictable and unsatisfiable?

    It explains the all the foody posts, that emphasize the maximum-eats aspect of food and drink.

    and all the +10s.

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    licensed to kill time says:

    @Cat Lady: I started to type that but got distracted imagining jogging down the beach chanting soonergrunt’s awesome lyrics.

    Skullfuck a kitten!
    Punch it in the neck!
    Take your rusty pitchfork
    and fuck ’em like heck!

    ok, weak ending..

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    OT

    Judge Walker gives plaintiffs grants favorable summary judgment in Fisa case.

    Here’s his argument. The government had a way to defend against al-Haramain’s case directly, in camera, but they refused to avail themselves of it.

    Read the article at FDL. Obama doj did a rope a dope and did not try to defend the indefensible . And also let the court decide the cases fate, rather than fold completely the governments case giving the appearance of acting out of political pressure from dems liberal base.

    This is Obama.

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    demkat620 says:

    @General Egali Tarian Stuck: Gestational? Our DougJ is pregnant?

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    WereBear says:

    @robertdsc: Lawsy! That makes me feel as young as springtime, because I thought she was where Reagan would be now, had he lived.

    Of course, that’s mental age.

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    Michael says:

    Cue up the Lee Greenwood “Ah’m Proud to be Murkan” song, and hold up your “USA#1” foam fingers – I bring you a great triumph of our “bestest in the world freeest of enterprises” health care system.

    At birth, Houston Tracy let out a single loud cry before his father cut the cord and handed him to a nurse.

    Instantly, Doug Tracy knew something was wrong with his son.

    “He wasn’t turning pink fast enough,” Tracy said. “When they listened to his chest, they realized he had an issue.”

    That turned out to be d-transposition of the great arteries, a defect in which the two major vessels that carry blood away from the heart are reversed. The condition causes babies to turn blue.

    Surgery would correct it, but within days of Houston’s birth March 15, Tracy learned that his application for health insurance to cover his son had been denied. The reason: a pre-existing condition.

    Read more: http://www.star-telegram.com/2.....z0jmwT8fuv

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    @demkat620:

    Our DougJ is pregnant?

    Apparently, with love. It is spring after all.

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    freelancer says:

    @Shalimar:

    Oh, yes you may. I have a soft spot for Klein. On top of being one of the great voices against globalization and the perils of raw capitalism for our time, she’s also smoking hot for a woman who is 10 years older than me. (Brains are an afrodisiac for me)

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    soonergrunt says:

    @ThatLeftTurnInABQ:

    I can’t quite intuit the melody.

    Melody? Nobody said shit about a melody.

    @licensed to kill time:
    Skullfuck a kitten!
    Punch it in the neck!
    Does this offend you?
    DIAF and go to heck!

    Still weak. Missing that je ne sais quoi.

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    demkat620 says:

    @General Egali Tarian Stuck: Sweet. Do we get to name the kid?

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    El Cid says:

    @Michael: Are there no charities? Can he just not drop the infant off in an emergency room? Is he too good to go broke and get on Medicaid? Are there no poorhouses?

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    El Cid says:

    @freelancer: Just don’t put Naomi Klein on a panel with Andrew Sullivan, because you’ll never get to hear her over Sullivan’s hysterical anti-left screams.

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    Michael D. says:

    @Dracula:

    Can we please throw this “-gate” trend under the bus full of punched hippies?

    One of my BIGGEST peeve. Yes to this. It’s as though gate is a word whose definition is “controversy” or something. Its the fucking last four letters of the name of a hotel.

    God forbid something happens with Microsoft or at the Department of Defense.

    Gatesgate. Someone would think that is totally clever.

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    @demkat620:

    Arkon Dougj Jr. –seems fitting.

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    El Cid says:

    @Michael D.: What if Robert Gates left a gate open?

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    Dee Loralei says:

    @soonergrunt: Fucking Brilliant! This cimment string has had me giggling for a whil, now I need to go catch up.

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    Chyron HR says:

    @soonergrunt:

    Melody? Nobody said shit about a melody.

    But there’s a seven-minute bass solo in the middle, right?

  152. 152
    soonergrunt says:

    @Chyron HR: whatever works for you.

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    licensed to kill time says:

    @soonergrunt:

    Skullfuck a kitten!
    Punch it in the neck!
    Grab your rusty pitchfork
    And fuck Glenn Beck!

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    eemom says:

    @General Egali Tarian Stuck:

    I notice that you, unlike Marcy “Lawyer Wannabe” Wheeler, know how to spell “judgment.” Kudos.

  155. 155
    eemom says:

    @robertdsc:

    if you’re thinking of the red hair in MoDo’s NYT online pic, that photo was taken, like, a hundred years ago.

  156. 156
    eemom says:

    …..and last but not least, I LIKE being a snarky bitch.

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    robertdsc says:

    @eemom:
    Perhaps, but in a couple of pics I have of her, her hair is red. A 2006 video has her hair as red. So that’s where I’m coming from.

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    Arkon DougJ says:

    @Origuy:

    Lesbian Albatross Til Graduation.

    You’re right, the T should be a U. I can’t spell acronyms today.

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    canuckistani says:

    @soonergrunt:

    Melody? Nobody said shit about a melody.

    Everyone makes up their own melody and sings it as loud as they can. It’s the BJ way.

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    soonergrunt says:

    @licensed to kill time: By George I think you’ve got it!

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    Cris says:

    I thought Wolf’s The End of America was kind of good. But I dabble in being off the deep end.

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    freelancer says:

    @Cris:

    It was teh Doom Bunker for the left.

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    ThatLeftTurnInABQ says:

    @canuckistani:

    Everyone makes up their own melody and sings it as loud as they can. It’s the BJ way.

    New tag line
    Balloon-Juice: Skull-fucking the Music of the Ainur since 2002.

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    Brent says:

    You all are a bunch of Cole cock sucking masochists. And I mean that in the nicest way possible.

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    daryljfontaine says:

    My anthem got stuck in moderation for a while…

    D

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    dmsilev says:

    @ThatLeftTurnInABQ: Does that mean that Jane Hamsher is Melkor?

    -dms

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    maus says:

    @Dracula:

    Make it stop, puleeze. Can we please throw this “-gate” trend under the bus full of punched hippies?

    So what were the “-gate”s between watergate and whitewatergate?

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    Mister Colorful Analogy says:

    @slackjawedgawker:

    FTW.

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    Sentient Puddle says:

    @daryljfontaine:

    My anthem got stuck in moderation for a while…

    That has to count as a plus!

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    Comrade Kevin says:

    @Citizen_X: It was posted 15 comments before you posted it.

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    Uloborus says:

    @General Egali Tarian Stuck:
    I have suspected this from just about day one of his presidency. His attitude towards all of Bush’s bizarre overuses of executive powers has been to halfheartedly defend them in court and go ‘Oh, no. The court has overruled me and reinstated habeas corpus in a way the next president will be stuck with. How awful. I am utterly defeated.’

    However, that this was his DELIBERATE strategy based on his general attitude of wanting to get things done via checks and balances (like DADT) was… just a guess on my part. I can’t prove it, so I generally did not like to push it. ‘It seems like something he would do’ is the same argument that lets Greenwald say exactly the opposite.

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