Uncle Rahm

Left-wing Rahm-haters just can’t compete with right-wing Rahm-haters :

American Jews, I have one request of you: please pull your heads out of your posteriors.

I mean that in all sincerity. Your continued support for Democrats and an administration that is openly anti-Semitic is a disgrace. Your embrace of a party that seeks to hamstring Israel in the name of a wholly fictitious Middle East peace process is contemptible. Your loyalty to a president who consistently sides with Palestinian and Iranian mass murder-supporters is disgusting.

Your backing of a man who has spent his life surrounding himself with the worst anti-Semites America has to offer — Jeremiah Wright, Rashid Khalidi (former Palestinian terrorist spokesman), Louis Farrakhan (“I don’t like the way [Jews] leech on us”), Samantha Power, Robert Malley, to name a few — is nothing short of reprehensible. Rahm Emanuel’s presence in the Obama cabinet doesn’t ameliorate Obama’s anti-Semitism — it just provides it convenient cover. Al Sharpton wrongly called Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell “house negroes”; Emanuel is a kapo.

I threw up in my mouth a little when I read that last line. A kapo is “A concentration camp inmate appointed by the SS to be in charge of a work gang.”

It’s entirely possible that the guy who wrote this is a liberal plant.






146 replies
  1. 1
    r€nato says:

    shorter Shapiro: “I just can’t understand why those stupid ni&&ers Jews keep voting for Democrats. Just goes to prove that they are all idiots. Oh, by the way, vote GOP!”

  2. 2
    Emma says:

    Jesus Christ on a Harley. Sometimes they still shock you.

  3. 3
    Michael says:

    On the current internet theme of “everybody who disagrees with my subjective viewpoint is a Nazi”…..

    http://www.freerepublic.com/fo.....2408/posts

    The Incas Sacrificed People … The Democrats Sacrifice Corporations
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | April 28, 2010 | Jim Vicevich

    Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 2:44:24 PM by Biggirl

    Your Charles Krauthammer moment. But first give me a few paragraphs to set up today’s GS hearings. I will not defend Goldman Sachs. But what occurred in today’s Senate hearings today was a day of nonsense. Once again the Senate dodges its role and responsibility by demonizing another. In the past it was AIG, BOA and Merrill Lynch. Today it was Goldman Sachs. Let me say I have always had a problem with index funds, and synthetic financial instruments backed by nothing more than trading activity. Selling short has never been a family trait. Betting on failure has never been an option.

    To: Biggirl

    Be more accurate to say “Hitler used the Jews as scapegoats, Democrats use Corporations”

    2 posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 2:46:52 PM by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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    This guy is just vile. I don’t understand why he has a national platform for his shit.

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    JGabriel says:

    Your backing of a man who has spent his life surrounding himself with the worst anti-Semites America has to offer … Samantha Power

    MY GOD, DOES CASS SUNSTEIN KNOW?

    .

  6. 6
    Joseph Nobles says:

    And John’s already used the Billy Madison YouTube today.

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    JK says:

    OT

    Another bullshit hitjob on Obama from a CNBC hack who’s competing with Jim Cramer and Rick Santelli for the biggest douchebag at the network

    Obama is a Bully
    http://www.cnbc.com/id/36776494

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    Michael says:

    FYWP

    I made the mistake of trying to edit to add a moderating term.

    To: Biggirl

    Be more accurate to say “Hitler used the Jews as scapegoats, Democrats use Corporations”

    2 posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 2:46:52 PM by MNJohnnie (The problem with Soc!alism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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    Does this mean when all the idiots hate you, you must be smart?

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    jake says:

    He is a smug little twerp…who prides himself on the fact that he never had sex until his wedding night (he wrote about this…), who never really held a job, who wrote a book condemning college students who weren’t pure like him, and who comes from wealthy parents, and such has been privileged his whole life. He loves war, loves to send the “underclass” to fight, while he stays safely at home and writes this crap.

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    r€nato says:

    Al Sharpton wrongly called Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell “house negroes”; Emanuel is a kapo.

    it was wrong because it wasn’t true? or it was wrong because it was offensive?

    I wouldn’t call either a ‘house negro’. Rice was Bush’s secret crush. (boy did she disappear after 1/20/09) Powell was window dressing and a useful idiot.

    Now, Clarence Thomas… that’s a house negro.

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    kay says:

    @r€nato:

    “I just can’t understand why those stupid ni&&ers Jews keep voting for Democrats. Just goes to prove that they are all idiots. Oh, by the way, vote GOP!”

    Exactly. I also love how he mentions Rice and Powell, and then goes to Emanuel. Someone should tell him that doesn’t really get him where he wants to go. Keep talking, by all means!

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    david mizner says:

    “I write to you as a charter member of the tribe.”

    Charter member? What is he, 3000 years old?

  14. 14
    Mark S. says:

    It’s entirely possible that the guy who wrote this is a liberal plant.

    No, Virgin Ben is just an asshole.

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    Zifnab says:

    /Looks over at Arizona

    Yup. Here’s on Jew that reeeeeeally regrets his liberal political affiliations. If there’s one thing that Jews support, it’s the xenophobic bashing of immigrants and foreign nationals. Historically, that’s always worked out in the Jews’ favor.

  16. 16

    It’s entirely possible that the guy who wrote this is a liberal plant.

    Naw, but maybe B.O.B. is now entertaining himself elsewhere in the blogosphere.

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    jibeaux says:

    openly anti-Semitic. Sure.

    I know some descendants of concentration camp survivors who might beg to differ on that definition. Sheesh.

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    Stroszek says:

    I like how the author just kind of casually assumes that Obama has been hanging around Louis Farrakhan, because, well, they’re both black and Muslim so obviously they must have at least bumped into one another at the Meet-Ups. I’m surprised he didn’t say that Obama and Himmler were doubles partners.

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    kay says:

    @r€nato:

    It’s supposed to disarm the accusation that he is calling Emanuel a self-hating Jew. Which he then goes on to do.
    And the false accusations of liberals just prove that point! Whatever it is.

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    beltane says:

    So Samantha Power, as the worst anti-semite in the world, is more of a Nazi than the actual Nazi sympathizers, neo-Confederates and other white supremacists that make up the Republican party?

    I once heard Howard Stern say that there were some Jews who would join the KKK if only they would have them. This jackass is obviously one of them.

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    MikeJ says:

    @Stroszek: Didja see the pic on WaPo yesterday? Caption about Obama visiting wind turbine plant, picture of Malcolm X.
    http://www.mediabistro.com/fis.....159772.asp

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    Chuck says:

    He called Rahm a kapo. I would fully support Rahm going on TV and telling the public that if he ever meets Shapiro on the street, only one of them is walking away on his own power.

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    Irony Abounds says:

    @JK: Kneale is plain and simple a dick, a supply sider hack who doesn’t have the charm or intelligence of Kudlow, who at least honestly believes all the crap he spews. My biggest problem with CNBC is that so many of their on-the-air reporters have ties to Wall Street, so you never get the honest picture of what crooks those bastards are.

    As for Ben Shapiro, he is just a fucking punk who writes for a crap website.

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    Chuck says:

    @MikeJ:

    There was also a story running about Malcolm X’s assassin being paroled. Their code was buggy. I’d hate to be the guy in charge of their CMS code right now.

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    Zifnab says:

    @jake:

    He is a smug little twerp…who prides himself on the fact that he never had sex until his wedding night (he wrote about this…), who never really held a job, who wrote a book condemning college students who weren’t pure like him, and who comes from wealthy parents, and such has been privileged his whole life.

    So, if I’m to understand you correctly, he was born with all the privileges and benefits life could offer him, and he squandered each and every one.

    What a sad, pathetic lost soul.

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    GregB says:

    Bradley Burston from Haaretz has a piece up about how hating President Obama has become a new religion for many Israelis. The same can be said for their American counterparts on the far right.

    Hating Obama.

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    kindness says:

    There’s a reason ClownHall won’t let me post on the articles/authors they publish. A good reason for them. I guess I should consider myself lucky. What good would my brain exploding really do me anyhow? It isn’t like I’d change anyone’s views with snark or sarcasm.

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    Poopyman says:

    If by “liberal plant” you mean a ficus, yeah, I could see that.

    We’re gonna be here all day if we have to catalog every stupid thing these mental giants spew out, and I’ve got better things to do with my time, like clean out the catbox.

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    Joseph Nobles says:

    Holy crap. Shapiro just doubled down and called George Soros a kapo for good measure.

    http://twitter.com/benshapiro/status/13022824059

    He’s also retweeting all the mean comments he’s getting on Twitter a la Andrew Breitbart. Curiously enough, he was hanging with Breitbart just this past weekend, according to Twitter. Amazing, that.

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    david mizner says:

    A kapo. Jesus.

    Rahm left a big mayoral campaign to go volunteer for Israel during the Gulf War; his father is a former Israeli terrorist — I guess nothing insulates you from the smears of the pro-Israel fanatics.

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    flukebucket says:

    I love the way he ended it

    Pick a side.

    Shit I thought they already had.

  32. 32
    burnspbesq says:

    Are we sure that’s not Marty Peretz’ id writing under a fictitious name?

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    Poopyman says:

    @david mizner:
    Shit like this gets you called out on liberal cable TV by Olbermann, which would be a major victory for a little twerp like BennieBoo.

    (ETA: I actually think KO is too smart to take the bait.)

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    david mizner says:

    @Joseph Nobles:

    Reminds of Tony Blankley saying Soros is “a Jew who figured out a way to survive the Holocaust”

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    Kryptik says:

    The one thing that continues to make me want to strangle political idiots is the fact that the sole criteria to call someone an anti-Semite that’s truly acceptable in the US Political Discourse is whether they inequivocally support Israel in every way or not. Everything else just seems to be seen through that lens in order to make it proof of said anti-Semitism.

    It doesn’t help that useful idiots like Abe Foxman and the ADL seem to languish all sorts of rage and attention at any inkling of anti-Semitism or making light of the Holocaust whenever a Dem or liberal dares make a Nazi reference…but ignore the multitude of much worse infractions when Rush or Beck does it.

    The fact that most of these hacks are evangelicals who’d dare not give up pork of any kind makes…well…@r€nato said it best already:

    shorter Shapiro: “I just can’t understand why those stupid ni&&ers Jews keep voting for Democrats. Just goes to prove that they are all idiots. Oh, by the way, vote GOP!”

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    ajr22 says:

    This shit pisses me off more than anything. I’m a younger jew, who comes from a pretty well off family. My parents are in the upper tax bracket, yet have never in their lives voted for a republican. The idea that jews should support the tea parties has to be one of the dumbest things ever put in writing. The idea that Jews should take advantage of evangelicals desire to convert us comes in at a close second. Sarah Palin and the like can take their support for Israel and shove it up their ass. I would just appreciate it if they stfu and take off their Israeli flag pins and give them back to Kristol.

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    The Main Gauche of Mild Reason says:

    Ben Shapiro is an Orthodox Jew, btw.

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    mistersnrub says:

    “The tea party movement is your ally for three important reasons. First, it supports capitalism against the forces of socialism — and capitalism keeps America strong enough to provide Israel with a hand against its evil adversaries. Second, American Jews are, by far, the highest-earning religious group in the United States — the tea party fights for your right to keep your money. Third, the tea party stands against government overreach — and in an era when government overreach promotes anti-religious secularism, Jews must stand with the tea party.

    Perhaps us Jews don’t support the Tea partiers because we’ve seen where ravenous, ignorant mobs may lead to. Perhaps we understand that secularism is not anti-religious, but actually pro-religious because it keeps religion from being corrupted by government and government from being corrupted by religion. Perhaps we think that this “secularism” or separation of church and state IS what the Founding Fathers intended, despite you and the tea partiers’ concerted efforts to revise this fact. Perhaps we, as the highest-earning religious group, desire to help the less-fortunate in society and therefore do not mind higher taxation, because with our tragic history, we recognize the burdens that the less fortunate must face in life.

    “But they want to convert us!” many American Jews shout. Not all Christians do. But for the rest — so what? Would you sacrifice the support of millions of good-hearted Christians because they want to discuss Jesus with you?

    Perhaps we do not want to seek the support of charlatans and false prophets like Charles Hagee who would use us Jews as pawns in their silly little game of Revelations.

    Perhaps Mr. Shapiro should kindly shut the fuck up.

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    Bill E Pilgrim says:

    This is the best part:

    Your rejection of evangelical Christians is even more idiotic. ….”But they want to convert us!” many American Jews shout. Not all Christians do. But for the rest — so what?

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    gwangung says:

    Ghah. Anybody who thinks Jeremiah Wright is the worst of the worst has GOT TO GET OUT MORE.

    When I was growing up, he would have gotten litten up constantly in games of more-progressive-than-thou.

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    Jay C says:

    Al Sharpton wrongly called Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell “house negroes”; Emanuel is a kapo.

    it was wrong because it wasn’t true? or it was wrong because it was offensive?

    OK, how ’bout let’s go for’ ‘both‘???

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    kindness says:

    @The Main Gauche of Mild Reason:
    Ben may be orthodox, but he isn’t very wise. He quotes from a Haaratz article where they use Meir Kahane as a viable political voice. Meir Kahane is/was like the Israeli version of a Grand Dragon in the KKK. Not a good marker for bringing wide context into a conversation.

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    jake says:

    @Zifnab:

    Exactly……………

    @The Main Gauche of Mild Reason:

    So…………………………..?

  44. 44
    Kryptik says:

    I mean…just a question, since I dare not try and go into depth in his thinking, but does he or did he ever give a reason for why those listed in his screed are such rabid anti-semites, in his views? As in…what exactly have they done to beget the label?

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    Jose Padilla says:

    Funny thing is, there’s another branch of the right wing fringe who think Obama is controlled by the Jews. I wonder what would happen if these two groups got together and compared notes.

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    MattR says:

    @Kryptik: I recently got a fundraising letter from the ADL (not sure how I got on their mailing list) and returned it with zero dollars and a nice rant about how they might start getting money from me when they quit conflating criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism

    @Kryptik: Why should he have to? He is a Jew and he has said it is so.

  47. 47
    me says:

    Anyone remember how much schadenfreude there was on the right when Lieberman ran as an independent?

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    BDeevDad says:

    Didn’t Rahm serve in the IDF. What did this asshole ever do but get a girl to leave Israel?

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    The Main Gauche of Mild Reason says:

    @jake:

    You wouldn’t necessarily be able to tell by the tone he uses in the article.

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    Chuck says:

    @Kryptik:

    He doesn’t torture Ay-rabs enough, therefore he invited Al Qaeda come in and pollute our essence.

    Pick your standard wingnut ejaculation, does it really matter which?

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    Ben JB says:

    You missed this nice little touch of Shapiro’s:

    While you expend energy whining about Jehovah’s Witnesses who show up at your door with a Bible, Obama supports radical Muslims who would show up at your door with a gun — or, as in the case of Daniel Pearl, a butcher’s knife.

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    Bootlegger says:

    Jesus Mother-fuckin’ Christ!! That is BY FAR the most anti-Semitic rant I’ve ever read. Telling them to put with Jeebus-teachin’ and telling them how clueless they are to boot. And of course we all know that anti-semitism was the “liberal” position in Europe, not like it had been around for centuries.

    The good news is any self-respecting person, Jew or not, who reads that now knows what the Teabaggers are all about.

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    maus says:

    It’s entirely possible that the guy who wrote this is a liberal plant.

    Oh not at all. “LIBRULS are the true racists/spenders/antisemites/murderers/torturers/fascists/nazis/big govs/big brothers/etc” is the fashionable projection.

    There’s nothing they won’t poorly tu quoque.

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    Ben JB says:

    Sorry for the nut-picking but after Shapiro’s remark that

    Your rejection of evangelical Christians is even more idiotic. ….”But they want to convert us!” many American Jews shout. Not all Christians do. But for the rest—so what?

    I really have to quote

    Evan Location: KY
    Reply # 14
    Date: Apr 28, 2010 – 6:19 AM EST
    Real simple…
    “No Jesus, no peace.”
    It is the most politically incorrect statement of all time, but true nevertheless.
    Until the Jews acknowledge the divinity of Christ, their sad history of pain and suffering will only continue.

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    Erik Vanderhoff says:

    Wait, Samantha Power is an anti-Semite? WTF?

  57. 57
    Dave says:

    Does Ben even know that Rahm’s dad was a member of the Irgun? Or that he served with the IDF in the first Gulf War? I am willing to bet that his bona-fides in Jewish-American society are pretty solid and if Obama was actually anti-Semitic, Rahm would be the first to tell him to piss off.

  58. 58
    jake says:

    @Ben JB:

    I hadn’t realized that Daniel Pearl was home when he was brutally murdered by a group of thugs….

    Also, someone forgot to tell young Ben that Israel has many “socialist” policies — nation health care and kibbutzim…

  59. 59

    @david mizner:
    Ben Shapiro was born in 1984. He is not a “charter member” of anything. [Am I being agist? Maybe.]

    I have known people who survived the Holocaust. They NEVER throw that terminology around at people who were not actually at those camps. Never.

    So this little twerp is exploiting the intense grief and pain of a previous generation in order to look “edgy” on his column. Little son of a bitch.

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    4tehlulz says:

    Emanuel is a kapo.

    lol Ben would be the first one to help load the trains; after all, not every Nazi wants to gas Jews.

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    Mark S. says:

    Jesus, I finally read it, and if I were a Jew, I would want to kick Ben in the nuts. He tries to shame every Jew for being less Jewish than he is, and then his arguments boil down to alliances with the teabaggers (because they will cut taxes for us rich Jews) and evangelicals (because they support Israel–no discussion of why they do, mind you). This asshole has no business lecturing others about morality, let alone the correct way of thinking for Jewish people.

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    frankdawg says:

    What I find truly sad is that people in Israel are allowed to have divergent views on how to respond to situations in Palestine / Israel / Middle East but in American the only acceptable opinion, the only one that gets any media, the only one that will not get you flayed as an anti-semite is the Likud opinion.

    It would be like only we are only allowed to have the teabagger opinion as acceptable. Its stupid & it hurts both Israel and the US (and the Palestinians but in this country they don’t count anyway)

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    maus says:

    @Ben JB:

    Not all Christians do.

    The funny thing is, not all Christians immediately do, but it’s the end-goal for this brand of conservative once all other “enemies” are done with. Fundamentalist Muslims align with fundamentalist Christians, and even fundamentalist Jews against the force of modernity, but that doesn’t mean that their end-goals are the same. As soon as those that keep all of them in check are gone, they’ll go back to war.

    Besides, not all individual Christians do, but all the evangelicals in politics (and the Republican party) sure do.

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    Tazistan Jen says:

    @JK:

    Another bullshit hitjob on Obama from a CNBC hack

    The comments warmed my heart though. One person said (paraphrased), “what, Obama isn’t even allowed to express an opinion know?” And another said (paraphrased), “Obama did vow to protect the constitution, you know. He is doing his job.”

  65. 65
    lacp says:

    Anti-Rahm lefties think he’s Tool-Obama’s Svengali/puppet-master. Anti-Rahm righties think he’s Nazi-Obama’s slave. I think he’s the White House Chief of Staff. What am I missing here?

  66. 66
    Tazistan Jen says:

    @maus:

    Besides, not all individual Christians do, but all the evangelicals in politics (and the Republican party) sure do.

    It is what “evangelical” means.

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    kay says:

    @Erik Vanderhoff:

    Wait, Samantha Power is an anti-Semite? WTF?

    Because…she’s an expert on genocide and is married to Cass Sunstein?

    I never got it either, but it’s been around for a while. I don’t think anti-Semite has any meaning anymore. I hate how conservatives hijack words. Whole phrases. Gone.

  68. 68
    Mark S. says:

    @Bootlegger:

    We had the same reaction.

    You know, I can understand why some Israelis accept support from the fundies. It’s taking money from idiots, which is always a tempting course of action. But I also understand why many (most?) Jewish people have moral qualms about it. Ben doesn’t seem to get that part.

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    mistersnrub says:

    From the comments:

    “Dumb Joo Boys
    You should be grateful to have someone like Ben Shapiro. Most American Joos are unwittingly digging their own graves by voting leftwards, sounds like a deathwish to me.
    Where is your dignity ? You don’t have to follow your own Karl Marx you know.”

    How do those fleas feel, Mr. Shapiro?

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    JG says:

    But also liberals are still the shrill ones.

    BTW, is President Obama best bros with Farrakhan? I was under the impression they have little to no relationship. The fact that they might have breathed on each other once is enough to transfer Farrakhan’s antisemitism onto Obama in full.

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    JGabriel says:

    @JG: Gimme back my initials! I want my initials back! Usurper!

    .

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    KRK says:

    Uncle Rahm

    DougJ’s title fu remains strong.

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    demo woman says:

    The Republicans know that come November their economic message is weak. If the economy keeps improving, their message won’t be repeal this or repeal that so they are just developing a new message. Let’s not forget that immigrants are scary.
    Racism! The real racists are not the tea party, it’s the President.

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    Sue says:

    @mistersnrub: I hate to use the word ‘awesome’ but that was one awesome comment. I especially loved the “little game of Revelations” part, wow.
    And I can’t believe no one’s come up with a “Wait – Rahm’s Italian?” comment.

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    Cacti says:

    Republican Minority Outreach:

    Jews who vote for Democrats are self-loathing.

    Blacks who vote for Democrats are dupes.

    But would you please vote for us anyway, because we really do like you and want what’s best for you!!1!

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    kay says:

    @JG:

    They were both in Chicago. One of the funniest things about the Right wing ( and general media) take on Obama was this conviction they had that every person in Chicago is connected to every other person in Chicago, deeply and personally, and they all hang out together.
    It’s a big city. It never made any sense.

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    I’m sure he was horrified when the son and the grandson of Prescott Bush wound up in the White House. And hey, maybe Bush II in particular was surrounded by and pandered to people who have trouble remembering this country is home to people who don’t worship Baby Jesus, but Obama iz worse than a billion Hitlers!

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    I have run out of snark on this business. Now, someone tell me again the GOP is on the march to take back Congress in the fall. Say it with feeling, like you love me and mean it.

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    david mizner says:

    @kay:

    Samantha Power has long been an “anti-semite” in the eyes of the right because she once argued that an outside peacekeeping force should impose a two-state solution. That is, she “called for an invasion of Israel.”

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    Mark S. says:

    @mistersnrub:

    I missed your comment earlier. Exactly.

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    Mark S. says:

    @General Egali Tarian Stuck:

    Well, Nick doesn’t usually show up until later. Can you hang out til then?

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    kay says:

    @demo woman:

    The Washington Post had some tentative analysis that there are “indications” in their latest polling that “may mean” things are turning around (slightly!) for Democrats. That’s been my gut so I was interested.
    I went back to read the whole piece and it was gone, replaced with a blaring DOOM FOR DEMOCRATS headline, because Republicans are hoping to pick up Obama’s Senate seat.
    I think it was Stan Greenburg who sees “green shoots”, but it was up so briefly I can’t be sure.

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    kay says:

    @david mizner:

    Thanks. She’s written so much that I couldn’t find the possible thread. I read one of her books. I liked it.

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    Remember November says:

    Shapiro is traif, he’s a shmendrick and member of NO tribe. I got two pageviews into Town Hall before al the anti-immigrant bs started.

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    Bullsmith says:

    in the gutter? Hit bottom? Pick up that shovel and get digging!

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    licensed to kill time says:

    I’m having one of those ‘everything I read today makes my head hurt’ moods. Most days it seems funny to me, in a twisted kind of way, but today it’s just depressing. I just read this:

    Republicans Plan To Protest Obama By Firing Bullets ‘Into Beat Up Car Bearing Anti-Freedom Policy Ideas:
    __

    The truth is that the opponents of our principles are the ones who refuse to engage in civil discourse about our pressing public policy problems. They know that their anti-freedom agenda is being rejected by the general public, so they won’t show up to public events like LiveFreePA and explain why they want to take away your rights and monitor your behavior, and then tell you and your family how to live your lives. Not only that, now they’re talking to the newspapers proclaiming how you should spend your Saturday on May 8th.
    __
    You know what? If I were a nanny-stater, I wouldn’t show up either. And I sure wouldn’t want you to come, have a good time, and show these politicians what gun safety and a sense of humor look like, and be encouraged to keep fighting for freedom. That’s why I hope you’ll join us May 8th to pump a few rounds (or fire a cannon…) into a beat-up car bearing anti-freedom policy ideas like “ObamaCare,” “Card Check,” “Cap and Trade,” and other failed, wealth-redistributionist ideas.

    I bet a dollar that an image of Obama shows up on the side of that beat-up car at some point. My head hurts.

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    Mike Kay says:

    Hamsher is kicking herself for not coming up this one.

    Maybe she can kick Grover to the side and make this one her new BFF.

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    ellaesther says:

    Oooh, oooh! When this Jew was in graduate school at the University of Chicago a few years ago, her thesis adviser was Rashid Khalidi!

    Not only did I find him aggressively not anti-Semitic (one of the few times I’ve ever seen him genuinely angry was when someone started spewing real anti-Semitism in a lecture, and he just ripped the guy apart), but my then-gestating Jewish baby loved the sound of his voice!

    True story: My now-5th grader might have been positively quiescent in mah belleh for hours, but the minute that Khalidi would start to lecture, he would start jumping around as if planning a career in acrobatics.

    And when I introduced him to Mr. Khalidi, the latter was eating his lunch. He looked up, massive sandwich held in two hands, registered what was in my arms, put down said sandwich, wiped his hands, and just held out his arms for me to put the baby in them. And then he cuddled my Jewish Israeli baby and talked to me about Sesame Street. It was one of the more adorable moments I have ever had with an internationally renowned personage in my life.

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    I just love this pic from TPM of Mitch and his Mad Maggots. They all have the look of receiving an Obama Package delivered to their back porch.

    No Lips Mitch

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    liberty60(Veteran, Great War of Yankee Aggression) says:

    @Zifnab:

    If there’s one thing that Jews support, it’s the xenophobic bashing of immigrants and foreign nationals. Historically, that’s always worked out in the Jews’ favor.

    Why yes, I imagine the proposal to microchip immigrants for ease in identifying and tracking them would be a bit hit at the local Chabad center.

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    TooManyJens says:

    @kay:

    DOOM FOR DEMOCRATS headline, because Republicans are hoping to pick up Obama’s Senate seat

    More like DOOM FOR BANKERS. Giannoulias’ problem isn’t that he’s a Democrat.

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    Mike Kay says:

    @licensed to kill time: can you imagine the outcry if a handful of anarchist did that to bush at some WTO or IMF protest.

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    El Cid says:

    Man, Republicans keep coming up with different ethnic and other groups to give a HUUUUUUUUGE middle finger to outside their preferred Neo-Confederate Talibangelical Deregulatory Warhawk Front.

    Black people: FUUUUUUUUCK YOUUUUUU!
    Latinos: FUUUUUUUUCK YOUUUUUU!
    Women: FUUUUUUUUCK YOUUUUUU!

    And now Jews: FUUUUUUUUCK YOUUUUUU!

    They just need to be a bit more explicit about hating city folk, people who can read, scientists, and the like, and they’ll finally have a voting coalition of a few angry drunk white guys in one Mississippi trailer park.

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    demo woman says:

    @kay: Earlier they had a front page article about immigration. It appears that border crossing has actually decreased 60% in the last few years. That was before 8 this morning. Not sure where they his that one either. That darn liberal media.

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    MMonides says:

    Ben Shapiro who’s Breitbart.com profile mentions how he wants to change other Jews near-unanimous support for Dems. As a Jew I suspect he’s rather self-hating.

    Yes, I went there, the little bitch had the chutzpah to question why I use Maimonides as my moniker.

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    IronyAbounds says:

    @The Main Gauche of Mild Reason: Actually, he appears to be an orthodox asshole.

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    Mike Kay says:

    @General Egali Tarian Stuck: too funny. I almost forgot Mitch is in the closet until I read that post.

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    licensed to kill time says:

    @Mike Kay:

    Jesus H. Christ, if anyone had even attempted to show up toting a gun they would have been hustled off to Gitmo or renditioned to an unknown location faster than you can say Jesus H. Christ. They have dispensed with dog whistles and have let the hounds go full throated a’bayin’.

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    aliasofwestgate says:

    @demo woman:

    I would say part of that is due to needing a passport just for a visit. There are a few alternatives to that, but most people won’t get them. I have a passport, but i’ve been overseas once and plan to do so again. I can visit my family in ontario as well, which i would have gotten the enhanced license or passport card if i hadn’t already had the passport.

    But needing that specialized thing instead of just a drivers license to get over makes a huge difference in legal trade on border towns. It’s one of the rules that the Dubya admin started that i HATE beyond all reason. Now whole portions of my family on both the US and Canadian side can’t visit each other if we wanted a full out both side reunion. Isolationist policy, it drives me up the wall.

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    Zak44 says:

    Joe Lieberman: Now THERE’S a kapo.

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    Americanadian says:

    @kay

    To be fair, the Democrat Alexi Giannoulias did just have his family’s bank fail, which is a bit embarrassing for a state treasurer. There have also been rumors of loans his bank made to dodgy characters dating back to 2006 when he ran for treasurer, although nothing has ever stuck.

    It’s not like he’s dead in the water – he is good friends with Obama and if things get bleak Obama might yet step in to help, although his political aides will probably develop ulcers worrying about the consequences of Obama taking his best shot and losing. He also has some superb material for attack ads against Rep. Kirk, who was all for repealing godforsaken Sandinista/Naxalite/Shining Path healthcare, until he was against repeal, because he decided he needed some votes from Chicago after all. But all the Villagers know that there will never, ever be consequences for opposing reform, even if you don’t want to repeal it, because Real ‘Murikens don’t like having healthcare unless they’ve EARNED IT, or unless they’re over 65.

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    PeakVT says:

    Ugh. America’s public discourse continues to decline.

    I think I’ll go back to obsessing over volcanoes for a few more days.

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    Shalimar says:

    @General Egali Tarian Stuck: Mitch is upset because he had to choose the Kentucky Derby over his job.

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    Redshift says:

    @mistersnrub:

    First, it supports capitalism against the forces of socialism—and capitalism keeps America strong enough to provide Israel with a hand against its evil adversaries.

    Yeah, the eight years when the Bush administration implemented conservative policies to “support capitalism” sure did a lot to keep America strong, didn’t they?

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    Mike Kay says:

    O.T.

    Are any of the Lefty bloggers who hate Obama gonna give him any credit for breaking the gop filibuster on financial reform?

    According to the well respected lefty economist Robert Kuttner, it was obama himself who REJECTED negotiating with the goopers.

    I mean, yes, they’ll have to shelve their adolescent taunting and actually praise a person they campaigned against during the primaries, but surely they won’t act like the corporate media they so loath and deny Obama any recognition. Surely, they have some principles. And don’t call, me Shirley.

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    demo woman says:

    Mitch is swallowing the bile that built up in his mouth.

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    Mike Kay says:

    @demo woman:

    Mitch is swallowing the bile that built up in his mouth.

    Among other things.

    http://www.google.com/search?h.....8;gs_rfai=

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    El Cid says:

    I admire both Obama and the Democrats for pushing financial reform this far and not giving in to Republican whining until they give in.

    This is really, really going to sting the TeaTards, who might see this a huuuuuuuge Republican surrender.

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    ellaesther says:

    @Zak44: Look, I’m all for throwing Joe back to wherever he came from (the bowels of hell? His mother’s womb?) and booting him out of the Jewish people — but “Now THERE’S a kapo”? Not even in jest. Just – it’s too awful. Even for us.

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    Craig says:

    Ben Shapiro, I have one request of you: go fuck yourself.

    I mean that in all sincerity.

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    Mike Kay says:

    @El Cid: Thank you, El Cid. You have integrity. I’ll await to see if the knee-jerk-lefty critics join your display of decency.

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    Mark S. says:

    @El Cid:

    I thought the teabaggers were madder than hell about the bailouts. I thought this was Exhibit A for why they weren’t useful idiots for Fox and FreedomWorks. I’m confused.

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    demimondian says:

    @Zifnab: Win!

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    gbear says:

    @El Cid: Ditto. I especially love that the republicans gave up blocking the vote because the democrats wouldn’t negotiate with them any more. Who knew that the way to get them to back down was to tell them to fuck off?

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    demimondian says:

    @gbear: Actually, they gave up because the Dems wouldn’t negotiate with them any more, and because the Dems were talking about making a campaign issue of the Republican behavior. I think that Luntz and Assocs. may have test marketed a few choice phrases involving “selling out the government to the bankers” and discovered that those phrases had bite…particularly among non-Teabagging Republican voters.

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    Mike Kay says:

    @Mark S.: wait a minute.

    Four months ago, Hamsher stated that there was so much in common betwn teabaggers and left wing populists, she guaranteed a coming merger on wall street reform.

    There is an enormous, rising tide of populism that crosses party lines in objection to the Senate bill. We opposed the bank bailouts, the AIG bonuses, the lack of transparency about the Federal Reserve, “bailout” Ben Bernanke, and the way the Democrats have used their power to sell the country’s resources to secure their own personal advantage, just as the libertarians have. In fact, we’ve worked together with them to oppose these things. What we agree on: both parties are working against the interests of the public, the only difference is in the messaging. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/.....97483.html

    Don’t tell me she was wrong?!?

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    Knecht Ruprecht says:

    Credit to Mr. Shapiro: this part is true.

    I understand that some of you still think that conservatives and Republicans are the same folks they were during the 1950s, when they banned you from country clubs. They aren’t.

    Today it’s the people who lynched Leo Frank.

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    kay says:

    @Americanadian:

    I hate banks as much as the next gal, but there’s really no logical connection between being a state treasurer and your family’s bank failing. It’s not like he was doing the books at the bank, at least I hope not.
    I recognize that this “no logical connection” problem means nothing, in terms of politics, and now he’s in trouble because “treasurer’ and “bank failure” can be in the same sentence with his name, so I absolutely see your point, politically.
    But. Still. In reality….

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    And now Jews: FUUUUUUUUCK YOUUUUUU!

    I’ve lost track of how many times some GOP jackass has let fly with a comment that amounts to a huge middle finger to all non-Xtians. And that doesn’t even count the End times, quick, smile pretty at Israel because Jesus is going to show up in a minute b.s. from the more insane portions of that crowd.

    And this “America is a Christian Nation,” crap. Good Lord. Sure, some of them stick “Judeo-” in front of Christian when they remember but that’s not fooling anyone who doesn’t want to be fooled.

    @ellaesther: Oh noez! Palin’ around with the terrists! (I keed)

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    fourlegsgood says:

    Samantha Power is an anti-semite?

    good god, can the GOP go just ONE SINGLE DAY without sounding like a bunch of crazy people?

    Just one?

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @fourlegsgood:

    good god, can the GOP go just ONE SINGLE DAY without sounding like a bunch of crazy people?

    Just one?

    I presume these questions were rhetorical, but, on the off chance that they were not, the answer, based on current evidence, is no.

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    fourlegsgood says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Definitely a rhetorical plea to the gods to deliver us from this endless fucking nonsense.

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    Mark S. says:

    @Mike Kay:

    I don’t read Hamsher a lot, so going over to FDL I was mildly surprised by this: Q: Why Don’t Tea Parties Care About Wall Street? A: Because Fox Didn’t Tell Them To, which is a takedown of the tea parties. Everyone is allowed to change their minds, but did Jane ever post a mea culpa or was all that playing footsies with Grover just swept under the rug?

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    BC says:

    “. . . it supports capitalism against the forces of social ism”

    Who wants to break it to Shapiro that Israel is a socia list state?

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    mr. whipple says:

    Are any of the Lefty bloggers who hate Obama gonna give him any credit for breaking the gop filibuster on financial reform?

    No, for two reasons.

    1) This bill is weak tea because it doesn’t nationalize Wall Street.
    2) This only proves that Obama is an obstinate twit because if he had done the same with healthcare we would have single payer and the Democrats approval rating would be 110%.

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    El Cid says:

    @Mark S.:

    I thought the teabaggers were madder than hell about the bailouts

    They are. And they are also opposed to any regulation of Wall Street, because then that would be soshullism from Barack Obama putting Bill Ayers in charge of the entire economy, and, also, SHUT UP.

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    Mike Kay says:

    @Mark S.: no. jane never is wrong so would she acknowledge an error.

    the article that I linked earlier specifically predicts the teabaggers and lefty populist would unite to defeat HCR and then together work to reform wall streets.

    Her delusional last sentence is priceless for it’s stupidity.

    All the while, the painfully obvious left/right transpartisan consensus that is coalescing against DC insiders of both parties appears to be taking everyone by surprise.

    How’s surprised now, Jane?

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    Comrade Kevin says:

    I think Mike Kay is actually in love with Hamsher.

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    MikeJ says:

    @Comrade Kevin: It was my thought that he’s much like LoneWacko who trolls any number of blogs, always trying to turn every thread into a discussion on his personal hobby horses.

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    J. Michael Neal says:

    @Comrade Kevin:

    I think Mike Kay is actually in love with Hamsher.

    Jesus. What a dysfunctional relationship that would be. I’m all for it, because the soap opera would be entertaining.

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    El Cid says:

    I do think that there was a time period, very very brief, in which some ordinary people attracted to various ‘tea party’ or anti-bailout protests could very well have been addressed by liberal and Democratic reformers (c’mon, there is no ‘left’ in this country of any size).

    But once the institutional structure which launched the post-Ron Paul era into Dick Armeyville, it just consolidated completely into anti-Obama reactionary Bircherite lunacy.

    I understand the theoretical reasons for progressive reformers to reach out using tools of populist rhetoric and policies for genuine goals in favor of the vast majority, and there are, in fact, many real world examples of this, albeit often on a local level.

    But outside trying to find maybe one or two truly independent conservative foes of too much Wall Street power, there just wasn’t empirical evidence to suggest that any significant number of TeaTards were interested in anything but Redeemer Neo-Confederatism in the sake of those who paid for their screaming.

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    Mike Kay says:

    @MikeJ: oh quit with ya hippie punching you big meanie. save something for those who are consistently wrong about the independence of teabaggers and the defeat of HCR.

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    Mike Kay says:

    @Comrade Kevin: by that logic, Jane rubs one out every evening to a photo of RAHM!

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    Brachiator says:

    @KRK:
    RE: Uncle Rahm

    DougJ’s title fu remains strong.

    True dat.
    Tales of Uncle Rahmus would have worked also, too.

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    Rosalita says:

    still with the Rahm thread? so four hours ago…

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    Mike Kay says:

    @J. Michael Neal: I think the geeks who post how attractive she is must lead a life were they have little interaction with women. There’s nothing wrong with her, but some blogger lust over her as if she were meagan fox.

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    J. Michael Neal says:

    @Mike Kay: In either case, I’d need to use a ball gag and handcuffs on them before I could stomach the thought.

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    Thoroughly Pizzled says:

    If I hadn’t learned what “kapo” meant, I’d have assumed that Shapiro meant “caporegime” a la Clemenza or Al Neri. I could easily see Rahm personally killing Obama’s enemies.

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    Elie says:

    @El Cid:

    LOL! I am busting my gut on this one….

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    gwangung says:

    Doesn’t anyone find the monumental hypocrisy in a white person saying this:

    Al Sharpton wrongly called Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell “house negroes”;

    Kinda the dictionary definition of white racism and white privilege right there…

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    Americanadian says:

    @Kay

    I highly doubt the Kirk campaign will scruple overmuch with reality.

    Meh, whatever, the Twins are on, a rarity in downstate IL. It feels damn weird to actually cheer a Jim Thome home run, instead of shouting lewd, scatological and blasphemous phrases at my T.V.

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    pattonbt says:

    Uncle Rahm’s Cabin?

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    Comrade Kevin says:

    Jane rubs one out every evening to a photo of RAHM!

    That comment is clearly the product of a diseased mind.

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    Mike Kay says:

    @Comrade Kevin: will you stop punching hippies for their libertine sensibilities and concept of free love.

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    BruinKid says:

    Nope. Having known of Ben when we were both at UCLA, I can say he’s always been this big of a jerkwad.

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    Comrade Kevin says:

    @Mike Kay: Are you a hippie now?

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