This is not a surprise…

When you flush your toilet, and your house is connected to a larger sewage system, your shit will merge with other shit. Shit attracts shit, as it were.

Therefore this news is not a surprise (warning: this goes to a crappy politico link that auto-launches audio that may kill some of your brain cells):

Ralph Reed’s Faith & Freedom Coalition is sending a Sarah Palin GOTV robo call to 8.5 million social conservative households this weekend across 56 congressional districts and in 14 states with competitive Senate and gubernatorial races, POLITICO has learned. The largest call universes are in battleground states Ohio, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Washington, Nevada and Wisconsin.

Of course the Quitta from Wassilla has teamed up with Abramoff co-conspirator Ralph Reed to bamboozle the stupid. I’m sure everybody is earning enough this weekend to get a few months ahead on their yacht payments. Reed’s endless greed was so great that he even grossed out Jack Abramoff and his co-conspirator Michael Scanlon:

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Naturally this grifter who gave Jack Abramoff the creeps has found the lazy grifter queen of wingnutopia. And of course these two are working together.

Shit attracts shit.

Cheers






202 replies
  1. 1

    sending a Sarah Palin GOTV robo call to 8.5 million social conservative households

    The thought of that chainsaw hitting a nail voice shrieking out of fReichtard phones actually makes me happy.

    I wonder if she understands they can’t see her winking on an audio recording.

  2. 2
    change says:

    Palin was the brains behind this year’s victory: the media strategy she offered to Tea Party candidates was brilliant (no interviews, no national media except Fox, just talk radio, twitter, Facebook, and TV ads), with the occasional assist from third parties). Make the MSM irrelevant by by-passing them totally.

    It’s a winning conservative strategy for the 21st Century. Utterly brilliant.

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    General Stuck says:

    splosion of nukalur stoopid.

    You got to hand it to these busy little insane beavers. They never ever quit.

  4. 4
    MikeJ says:

    This has got to be good news for Dems. Isn’t Palin pretty universally hated? I think *we* should have paid for Palin robocalls supporting people we hate.

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    General Stuck says:

    @change:

    Palin was the brains behind this year’s victory:

    Tell me, senor change, how does it feel to be part of a party with the dumbest motherfuckers on the planet? What on God’s green earth do you and your fellow pea brains plan to do with your possible victory on Tuesday./ Repeal universal health care? Impeach Obama? Is this an affirmative plan to govern this country, or do you plan to finish us all off for good?

  6. 6

    Reed is a little strange and has been for a long time. And not a nice person. And probably greedy, too. Maybe dangerous.

    Any god that allows Reed to speak for him isn’t much of a god.

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    morzer says:

    @General Stuck:

    He’ll do what the GOP always does in power i.e. fuck it up, waste a couple of years of opportunity for the US, and get slaughtered in 2012.

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    beltane says:

    It would be incredible if this robocall went out to Democratic leaning voters. Best GOTV ever!

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    Dennis G. says:

    @General Stuck:
    The first thing is to demand that we all start wearing our underwear the out side. After that they will pass a law putting Jeff Davis on the penny. And then a law demanding that everybody must thank them for the first two laws.

    Good times.

  10. 10
    morzer says:

    @Linda Featheringill:

    Ralph Reed is a delusional schizophrenic without a “good” voice in his head. Basically it’s Satan 1 versus Satan 2 in there.

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    beltane says:

    @General Stuck: They’ve abandoned all hope for this world. All they have left is the joy of trashing the country like a rock star in a hotel room. Ripped up pillows, poo on the walls, vomit on the carpet: that’s their vision for America.

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    General Stuck says:

    @morzer:

    fuck it up, waste a couple of years of opportunity for the US, and get slaughtered in 2012.

    This is all well and dandy, but I am not sure we have two years to waste at this point in time. They are hell bent on sabotaging HCR piecemeal through not funding it. A bill that large and sweeping relative to nearly 20 percent of our economy is a recipe for disaster well beyond just HC. And I expect them to do the same with other bills Obama got passed. We might as well order our uniforms now and commence the civil war for real, rather than all of us go down from a thousand puncture wounds by idiots.

    Somebody ought to write a book “How America Blew It’s Own Brains Out”.

  13. 13
    morzer says:

    I wonder if we can get a screenplay out of this:

    “Win One For The Crapper” or “How The GOP Saved America From Prosperity And Happiness”.

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    Dennis G. says:

    @General Stuck:
    Oh, impeachment. How could I forget Impeachment. Obama is black you know and that must be an impeachable offense.

    OTOH, they could just fleece the fools who back them up for all their money and retire to some gated compound when the rabble realizes they have been played.

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    beltane says:

    @General Stuck: You’re right, and I’d rather we did order our uniforms and fight for our country, or the parts of it worth saving, than go out without a fight.

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    morzer says:

    @General Stuck:

    I suspect they want a civil war more than anything. It’s obvious they no longer believe in democracy, much less the will of the people, and their slogans are simply hate, violence and falsehood, with a chaser of thinly veiled ignorant bigotry.

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    Loneoak says:

    @General Stuck:

    Palin was the brains behind this year’s victory

    Yes … the brains of a grifter!

    The cast:

    MR. REED
    Ralph Reed
    SHOP OWNER
    Sarah Palin

    The sketch:

    A customer enters a pet shop.

    Mr. Reed: ‘Ello, I wish to register a complaint.

    (The owner does not respond.)

    Mr. Reed: ‘Ello, Miss?

    Owner: What do you mean “miss”?

    Mr. Reed: I’m sorry, I have a cold. I wish to make a complaint!

    Owner: We’re closin’ for lunch.

    Mr. Reed: Never mind that, my lad. I wish to complain about this parrot what I purchased not half an hour ago from this very boutique.

    Owner: Oh yes, the, uh, the Alaskan Blue…What’s,uh…What’s wrong with it?

    Mr. Reed: I’ll tell you what’s wrong with it, my lad. ‘E’s dead, that’s what’s wrong with it!

    Owner: No, no, ‘e’s uh,…he’s resting.

    Mr. Reed: Look, matey, I know a dead parrot when I see one, and I’m looking at one right now.

    Owner: No no he’s not dead, he’s, he’s restin’! Remarkable bird, the Alaskan Blue, idn’it, ay? Beautiful plumage!

    Mr. Reed: The plumage don’t enter into it. It’s stone dead.

    Owner: Nononono, no, no! ‘E’s resting!

    Mr. Reed: All right then, if he’s restin’, I’ll wake him up! (shouting at the cage) ‘Ello, Mister Polly Parrot! I’ve got a lovely fresh cuttle fish for you if you
    show…

    (owner hits the cage)

    Owner: There, he moved!

    Mr. Reed: No, he didn’t, that was you hitting the cage!

    Owner: I never!!

    Mr. Reed: Yes, you did!

    Owner: I never, never did anything…

    Mr. Reed: (yelling and hitting the cage repeatedly) ‘ELLO POLLY!!!!! Testing! Testing! Testing! Testing! This is your nine o’clock alarm call!

    (Takes parrot out of the cage and thumps its head on the counter. Throws it up in the air and watches it plummet to the floor.)

    Mr. Reed: Now that’s what I call a dead parrot.

    Owner: No, no…..No, ‘e’s stunned!

    Mr. Reed: STUNNED?!?

    Owner: Yeah! You stunned him, just as he was wakin’ up! Alaskan Blues stun easily, major.

    Mr. Reed: Um…now look…now look, mate, I’ve definitely ‘ad enough of this. That parrot is definitely deceased, and when I purchased it not ‘alf an hour ago, you assured me that its total lack of movement was due to it bein’ tired and shagged out following a prolonged squawk.

    Owner: Well, he’s…he’s, ah…probably pining for the fjords.

    Mr. Praline: PININ’ for the FJORDS?!?!?!? What kind of talk is that?, look, why did he fall flat on his back the moment I got ‘im home?

    And so goes the perpetual Republicon. With the rest of us f*cked three ways from Friday.

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    change says:

    What are you going to say about Palin when the Republicans sweep on Tuesday using her media strategy?

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    OTOH, they could just fleece the fools who back them up for all their money and retire to some gated compound when the rabble realizes they have been played.

    I always figured that was Plan A.

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    Dennis G. says:

    @morzer:
    Reminds me of that headline in The Onion from January 2001:

    Bush: ‘Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over’

    WASHINGTON, DC–Mere days from assuming the presidency and closing the door on eight years of Bill Clinton, president-elect George W. Bush assured the nation in a televised address Tuesday that “our long national nightmare of peace and prosperity is finally over.”

    It will be something like that along with investigations of black and brown people for being, you know, black and brown.

    Good times…

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    Svensker says:

    @change:

    Palin was the brains behind this year’s victory: the media strategy she offered to Tea Party candidates was brilliant (no interviews, no national media except Fox, just talk radio, twitter, Facebook, and TV ads), with the occasional assist from third parties). Make the MSM irrelevant by by-passing them totally.

    If you’re looking for winning at any price, perhaps this is a good thing. If you actually care to educate the voter and enlighten him or her on your candidates’ positions and policies you would not want to do this.

    Oh wait, the Tea Party candidates have no positions or policies, so that doesn’t matter. It’s all tribal dog whistles, isn’t it?

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    morzer says:

    @beltane:

    Well, we beat the chicken-fuckers like a drum last time. From what I can see, they’ve grown fatter, dumber and entirely without self-discipline, and the smart kids are still in the North. Not saying they’ll greet us with candy and flowers, but I reckon we would need two Friedman units tops before we pull down the statue of Saddam Palin in the Secession Square of Juneau.

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    Dennis G. says:

    @change:
    I will say that I live in a Country of fools who can be manipulated by grifters. What else.

  24. 24
    morzer says:

    @change:

    Who’s hiding behind the curtain with his hand up her over-sized posterior, and does the poor fuck have health insurance? Since you’ve decided to live in fantasy land with the other assmunchkins.

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    Ash Can says:

    @change: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Bang-on! Thank you!

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    beltane says:

    @morzer: Russia treats its ethnic minorities rather poorly, lets just sell that particular red state to Russia.

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    beltane says:

    @change: I’d say the USSR went down with far more dignity and class. It’ll give OBL quite the chuckles though.

  28. 28
    Mark S. says:

    Sarah Palin, by being too stupid to handle an interview with Katie Couric, is the greatest political genius of our time.

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    change says:

    @Ash Can:

    What? Do you think the Republicans are going to LOSE?

    To everyone else:

    Start whining about moving to Canada now.

    God I haven’t had this much fun since 2004…

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    morzer says:

    @beltane:

    They can call it.. Outer Moronia? Novaya Chechnya? Letsdumpthefuckerasapistan?

  31. 31
    change says:

    @beltane:

    I wouldn’t want to emulate the USSR, either, that’s why we need to kick out Obama and the Democrats.

  32. 32
    Svensker says:

    @change:

    What are you going to say about Palin when the Republicans sweep on Tuesday using her media strategy?

    Sarah Palin could be crowned Queen of the Universe with the stars of a thousands galaxies in her hair and she’d still be an ignorant little shit with an oversized ego and an undersized spiteful heart. She makes Dubya look good. Nuff said.

  33. 33
    change says:

    @Svensker:

    All you can do is engage in childish, immature, sexist remarks.

    How sad.

  34. 34
    morzer says:

    @change:

    You moved to Yemen, kid. Don’t knock Canada. They have better health care, better education, better public transport – and they didn’t even have to kick the shit out of each other to get them. Of course, they missed out on Comrade Sarah Palin, but they seem able to live with that terrible burden.

  35. 35
    change says:

    You liberals really thought the Democrat Party would dominate after 2008, didn’t you?

    As it turns out, your Thousand Year Progressive Reich lasted two.

  36. 36
    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @change:

    God I haven’t had this much fun since 2004…

    Saddest thing I have read on this blog.

  37. 37

    No trolling while drunk DougJ.

  38. 38
    morzer says:

    @change:

    He’s talking to you in your own language. If he used English.. well, we’d have to teach you the basics of spelling, syntax, logical argument. Somehow, no-one seems very eager to have you in close proximity. Funny how that goes, eh?

  39. 39
    Ash Can says:

    @beltane:

    Russia treats its ethnic minorities rather poorly

    That’s true, isn’t it? American right-wingers would feel so at-home there — insider cronyism for government, subjugation of minorities, wealthy corporatists call all the shots, unquestioning dedication to the homeland. What more could they want?

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    change says:

    Remember how y’all felt when Kerry lost?

    Did you stay up all night just to see him get his dumbass kicked by a man you hated?

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    General Stuck says:

    @Dennis G.:

    I will say that I live in a Country of fools who can be manipulated by grifters.

    No shit

    Angle To Reporter: I’ll Answer Questions ‘When I’m The Senator’ (VIDEO)

    I can’t think of anything I’ve read lately that highlights just how surreal this campaign has become, when the current leader in polls says something like this, and nobody apparently cares.

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    morzer says:

    @change:

    Two thousand years is pretty good, Comrade Change.

  43. 43
    morzer says:

    @change:

    DougJ, that’s an excellent GOTV motivator. Nicely done, sir!

  44. 44
    Admiral_Komack says:

    “Shit attracts shit.”

    No shit.

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    Ash Can says:

    @change: Rosie really has driven you crazy, hasn’t she, John?

    ETA: Then again, morzer has a point. After all, it is DougJ who’s the master of sock-puppetry here.

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    freelancer says:

    Palin was the brains behind this year’s victory: the media strategy she offered to Tea Party candidates was brilliant (no interviews, no national media except Fox, just talk radio, twitter, Facebook, and TV ads), with the occasional assist from third parties). Make the MSM irrelevant by by-passing them totally.
    It’s a winning conservative strategy for the 21st Century. Utterly brilliant.

    I wonder how old “change” is. All pride, no prudence, complete certainty without a hint of skepticism. Smacks of boastful youth, but he or she could just be an old idiot with no wisdom. Because with the 44 or so national elections left in the 21st century after 2010, I’m wondering exactly how many times this quote can possibly be thrown in his or her face to complete and deepen the shame.

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    beltane says:

    @Ash Can: They’d be one of the minorities there, though. The Russians especially dislike American fundie Christianity and Mormonism. The wingnuts will have to convert to the Russian Orthodox church.

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    morzer says:

    @freelancer:

    The funny thing is that the brilliant media strategist Palin is now slightly less popular than gonorrhea, even in Alaska. Call me brutally fact-based, but this seems to indicate a state of massive klutzhood rather than any particular talent for messaging.

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    Ash Can says:

    @beltane: Oh great. Just what we need — something that feeds into their persecution complex.

  50. 50
    morzer says:

    @Ash Can:

    I think kommrade reproductive vigor got there first. I was merely a loyal follower down the u-bend.. God, that’s a shitty metaphor… time for something completely different.

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    Jim, Once says:

    Speaking of shit . . .

    ABC News taps @andrewbreitbart for election night coverage. Behold your liberal media. http://bit.ly/

    My email to ABC News:

    Andrew Breitbart? Really? Really? That’s like having election night coverage by, oh … (thinking, thinking. Can’t think of anyone worse.) I give up. Only this: I will never watch ABC New again.

    My response was the distorted product of anger and disgust and . . . what the hell.

  52. 52
    Dennis G. says:

    I want to thank you for sharing your rich and active fantasy life here. Your framing reveals so much about you.

    History is putting your fantasy world into the dustbin. Could you lie and deceive your way to some minor victories in a mid-term? Maybe. But will your power last? Nope.

    Enjoy your last gasp. You will soon be gone and I will still be here.

    I find your comments sweet and pathetic at the same time. Knock your self out old man. Knock your self out.

    Cheers

  53. 53
    The Republic of Stupidity says:

    @change:

    As it turns out, your Thousand Year Progressive Reich lasted two.

    Now THAT is one classy straw man…

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    Ash Can says:

    What are you going to say about Palin when the Republicans sweep on Tuesday using her media strategy?

    The funny thing is that the brilliant media strategist Palin is now slightly less popular than gonorrhea, even in Alaska.

    Now that’s putting two and two together.

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    Mike in NC says:

    @Ash Can:

    After all, it is DougJ who’s the master of sock-puppetry here.

    We really did miss Atanarjunat or whatever the fuck his spoof name was. Or maybe not…

  56. 56
    morzer says:

    @Dennis G.:

    Can’t you just say:

    “The Age of the Orc is over! The Time of Men has begun!”?

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    Svensker says:

    @change:

    All you can do is engage in childish, immature, sexist remarks.

    What was sexist? Sarah IS ignorant, she IS mean-spirited, and she DOES make Dubya look good.

    As a woman, I have no problem calling out a woman like Palin. She uses her winky sexy thing all the time — and there is a reason a lot of women don’t like her, personally, aside from politically. We recognize all the tricks she uses to get her starbursts.

    But recognizing feminine wiles is a side issue. As a person in public life, she has earned being called an ignorant mean-spirited egotistical maroon.

  58. 58
    morzer says:

    @The Republic of Stupidity:

    No, no. He’s saying that we lasted two thousand years. It’s a shy, blushing compliment.

  59. 59
    4tehlulz says:

    Remember when trolling meant something?

  60. 60
    freelancer says:

    @Mike in NC:

    Seriously, I was assured via email, that it is not DougJ. This troll may be a spoof, but DougJ says it’s not him.

  61. 61
    Svensker says:

    @morzer:

    Meat’s back on the menu, boys!

  62. 62
    Ash Can says:

    @Jim, Once: Actually, this is a help. There are so many news channels to flip among on election night. Having one less programmed into the TV remote streamlines the process a little bit, at least.

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    @Loneoak:

    Repeat that with the cheese shop sketch. I like the ending of that one a bit better.

    Well I’m sorry, but I’m going to have to shoot you.

  64. 64

    Oh for crying out loud…

    If I hear one more time about what a bedrock for the democracy small business owners are I’m gonna puke …

  65. 65
    Ash Can says:

    @Mike in NC: Actually, when s/he tossed the act (assuming it was even the same person ;) ), s/he was a pleasant and insightful commenter.

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    Jim, Once says:

    @Ash Can:
    Yes. Thank you for giving me that perspective.

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    morzer says:

    @Svensker:

    *evil grin*

    Do you like your hobbits braised or spit-roasted?

  68. 68
    Svensker says:

    @morzer:

    BBQ’d!

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    morzer says:

    @Svensker:

    I have this frightening vision of the American media covering the War of the Ring. Can you imagine Chuck Todd, David Gregory, and Andrew Breitbart talking about how Mordor is really a small business and should not be denounced by Gandalf and subjected to excessive Gondorian big government regulation?

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    change says:

    I wonder what we’ll do with that subpoena power?

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    Jim, Once says:

    Aww, don’t be mean to little change – he’s a lonely college freshman with nowhere to go on a Friday night. Responding to him is the kind thing to do in that circumstance – especially since he has yet to have a date since arriving on campus.

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    The Republic of Stupidity says:

    @morzer:

    Or perhaps he’s using Rove’s Teh Math

    Check and see if he’s got his shoes off… it means he’s counting..

    Lebenty leben… lebenty twelve…

  73. 73
    change says:

    More denial and more childish ad hominems by the liberals, and no one has yet responded to any of my points.

  74. 74
    change says:

    @The Republic of Stupidity:

    Karl Rove is a big reason we had such a big victory (may as well use past tense now), too.

    Just wait until all that third party money flows into our coffers in 2012.

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    The Republic of Stupidity says:

    @change:

    I wonder what we’ll do with that subpoena power?

    Demand Obama drop trou on national television, so’s those who feel the need can be sure he’s properly circumcized?

  76. 76
    Dennis SGMM says:

    In all seriousness, the only problem the GOP will have if it retakes the House is that for two years they’ve been telling anyone who’d listen what they’d do if…

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    jl says:

    I deemeth language of the post as vulgar, and therefore not Very Serious. Doeth it this wayeth, Mr. Dennis G., m’lord, so that Messers Brooks and Will and and their chums payeth attentioneth, and Mr. Broder teareth up not

    Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile.
    Filths savor but themselves.

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    Jim, Once says:

    @Svensker:

    As a woman, I have no problem calling out a woman like Palin. She uses her winky sexy thing all the time—and there is a reason a lot of women don’t like her, personally, aside from politically. We recognize all the tricks she uses to get her starbursts.

    This. She’s every female (AKA ‘mean girl’) I loathed in college and in the workplace.

    Clarification: I, too, am a woman.

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    Dennis G. says:

    @change:
    what you did last time no doubt. Perhaps you’ll even discover that Michelle Obama fed her family a dead chicken and used the bones for soup! !

    I await your outrage with suppressed laughter.

    As a wise man once said, “I fart in your general direction”.

    Cheers

  80. 80
    change says:

    Of course I should expect nothing but childish, immature insults.

    Liberals are nothing more than childish lemmings, with a “give me! give me! give me!” attitude. If they’re not living in mommy’s basement, they’re sucking off the government tit.

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    morzer says:

    I am getting the impression that Change is the sort of lonely drunk who feels the need to call people nineteen years later and breath heavily down the phone line.

  82. 82
    morzer says:

    @change:

    No, no. We fuck your mother’s tits while you remain locked in the basement. Didn’t you pass Stereotypes 101 with Professor Rove?

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    jl says:

    Change is repeating him or herself from previous days.

    DougJ got tired and programmed a spoofbot, maybe.

    Turing test time.

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    Zuzu's Petals says:

    I just have the feeling that Palin may have finally jumped the shark. Nothing particular to point to, but it seems to me that O’Donnell etc. has usurped the spotlight as the sparkly new girl nutjob. Sarah just seems sort of aging, drab, and whiny by comparison. No really new, adorable soundbites to throw in the mix.

    Just a feeling.

  85. 85
    Dennis SGMM says:

    Just wait until all that third party money flows into our coffers in 2012.

    Bwahahahaha! Even the most grasping, greedy power hungry corporations in America are going to wake up to the fact that if their competitor buys a pol then they’ll have to buy one too. How long do you think that they’ll continue the bidding war – especially when the average GOPer would pull his grandma’s teeth with a rusty pair of pliers for a thirty second spot in a prime market?

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    change says:

    @morzer:

    Isn’t it past your bed time, child?

    Perhaps when you are more mature you can discuss political issues with the adults. Until then it’s better for you to look like a silent fool than speak and remove all doubt.

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    morzer says:

    @jl:

    I suspect his dial-up connection is slow from Yemen. In fact, many things connected with Change are slow.

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    change says:

    @Zuzu’s Petals:

    Funny, I remember when liberals said Palin was “finished” after she resigned as Governor of Alaska.

    You thought you had struck her down, but now she’s more powerful than you ever imagined.

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    jwb says:

    @change: Yes, sir, that’s some mighty fine pie. Course, I’m not much for strawberry rhubarb, but to each his own.

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    morzer says:

    @change:

    Still building a large wooden badger? Or have you moved on to doing it with coconuts?

    Tell your mom I’ll be over for dinner tomorrow.

  91. 91
    morzer says:

    @change:

    I always said she was secretly a man, under those dirty robes and that turban.

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    Zuzu's Petals says:

    @change:

    How about some real evidence that Palin was actually, you know, the brains behind that strategy.

    Real evidence, please.

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    jl says:

    It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

    DougJ is too lazy to look up the quotes for his spoofbot. Yeesh.

    No wonder he got demoted from being the ‘is Balloon Juice economics and business correspondent’ to some random front page poster.

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    Jim, Once says:

    I remember when liberals said Palin was “finished”
    after she resigned as Governor of Alaska.

    Halfway through her term. I will say no more.

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    morzer says:

    @Zuzu’s Petals:

    You’ve stumped him with that one. Imagine trying to establish that Palin even has a brain!

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    J. Michael Neal says:

    I’ve pied change, but is there a way to pie every single comment that responds to him?

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    change says:

    @Zuzu’s Petals:

    She tweeted just that strategy to both Sharon Angle and Christine O’Donnell after they both had missteps with the MSM (that was out to destroy them since Day One).

    Twitter, Facebook, and Fox News make up the trinity of the new conservative media strategy.

    Why go on Meet the Press when you can talk directly to voters through tweets?

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    morzer says:

    @change:

    I think I’ve found the only person in North America who believes that Sarah Palin writes her own tweets. Were you always this credulous, or did you have to take reverse steroids?

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    jwb says:

    @Zuzu’s Petals: I don’t think she’s jumped the shark, but her age is showing and there shinier objects have appeared. I do wonder if she has recognized that her gravy train is coming to an end, and that it will come to an end more quickly the better the Goopers do on Tuesday.

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    jwb says:

    @J. Michael Neal: At this point, I think you have to abandon the thread, unfortunately.

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    Gravenstone says:

    @change:

    I wonder what we’ll do with that subpoena power?

    Make complete and utter asses of yourselves on the public stage? next stupid question, sunshine?

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    jl says:

    @J. Michael Neal: Try other threads, I would guess is your only option tonight. I’m out of here for remainder so don’t have to worry about it, and I guess I impulsively and irresponsibly pollute the this threadosphere with wisesnarks. A little bad karma that will harvest a bite of me, probably later tonight.

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    Phoenician in a time of Romans says:

    @change: God I haven’t had this much fun since 2004…

    Just imagine how much fun you’ll have after you hit puberty…

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    morzer says:

    @jwb:

    Well, she’s got a 22% favorable rating now. Oddly enough, that’s the same as the teabaggers. Could they possibly be the same 22% ? Definitely a winning hand there for 2012.

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    Jim, Once says:

    @jwb:

    I do wonder if she has recognized that her gravy train is coming to an end, and that it will come to an end more quickly the better the Goopers do on Tuesday.

    Interesting. I hadn’t thought of it that way. It’s the ONLY positive I can think of if they win.

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    change says:

    @morzer:

    Yes, and Angle, Toomey, Buck, and Rubio will NEVER win, right?

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    Ash Can says:

    @change:

    Why go on Meet the Press when you can talk directly to voters through tweets?

    I’m dying over here.

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    Gravenstone says:

    I’ve said often enough that Republicans care nothing about governing, only ruling. And I look on the Tea Party as a political supernova – burning bright, hot and fast on its way to a massive explosion. Sadly, supernovae do immense damage when they explode. And it shall be the same with those fools…

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    change says:

    Oh, and is there any liberal that still thinks the Tea Party is just a fad?

    You were laughing the day Rick Santelli started the uprising, but you won’t be laughing on Tuesday, and especially not in 2012….

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    morzer says:

    @change:

    So you do have some remnants of sanity.

    Well, having begun the process of rehabilitating you, I feel that more important issues claim my attention.

    *pats your furry head*

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    Jim, Once says:

    It’s the ONLY positive I can think of if they win.

    Oh, wait. I forgot to look long term – Obama and the Democrats will sweep in 2012 if the Goops win. All I have to do is think about the so-called governance that will occur.

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    Dennis SGMM says:

    Palin campaign 2012:

    2 score & 11 yrs ago R. Reagan brot 4th aroun hr a nu ntn…

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    hildebrand says:

    @change:

    You thought you had struck her down, but now she’s more powerful than you ever imagined.

    Really? A bastardized quote from Star Wars? Tired of being a troll at Ain’t It Cool News and decided to try to play with the big kids?

    I await your next post to see what other bit of pop culture you will ransack to make a point. Of course, not many movies where the main character just up and quits, so it may be best to stick to the fantasy tapes running in your head.

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    Zuzu's Petals says:

    @morzer:

    Probably more like Mordor “got shaken down” by that over-reaching Aragorn, and Wormwood will personally apologize for it.

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    jwb says:

    @morzer: If the Goopers do well on Tuesday, I admit to being a little curious to see whether they can stuff the teatard genie back into the bottle. Palin might earn an extra year’s wingnut welfare if she proves she can help in that task.

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    change says:

    @Jim, Once:

    Nope. Sorry.

    The 2012 Senate map is even more favorable to the Republicans than the one this year! Even liberals like Nate Silver and Mark Halperin admit it.

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    Zuzu's Petals says:

    @Dennis SGMM:

    Oh lordy, I actually snorted on that one.

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    Zuzu's Petals says:

    @Zuzu’s Petals:

    Uh, Wormtongue. Ah well.

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    change says:

    @hildebrand:

    Yet more evidence liberal blogs are largely populated by basement-dwelling children who have never held a real job in their lives (no, Burger King doesn’t count)!

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    jwb says:

    @change: No, I have to disagree, strawberry rhubard is just a waste of a good crust.

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    change says:

    @morzer:

    Just run a long and play some video games now, child. Hasn’t mommy told you to go to bed yet?

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    morzer says:

    @change:

    Even liberals like …Mark Halperin

    I think this speaks for itself, Sarah.

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    hildebrand says:

    @change:

    Even liberals like…Mark Halperin

    Ah, proof of the spoof. Nice work ‘change’, but the Halperin bit gives you away.

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    jl says:

    “The 2012 Senate map is even more favorable to the Republicans than the one this year! Even liberals like Nate Silver and Mark Halperin admit it.”

    Spoof. Told you all.

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    morzer says:

    @change:

    You must be a closet Raesist. Amirite?

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    Jim, Once says:

    @change:
    I hate to respond – but you missed my point. What looks good now – even to Silver and Halperin – is going to look like shit if the Goops and TeeHees take over. Two years of deadlock, impeachment attempts and government shutdown in place of true governance are not going to be looked upon well by the electorate.

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    Zuzu's Petals says:

    @change:

    I asked for real evidence that she actually came up with that strategy herself. Not evidence that she was able to describe it in 140 characters.

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    Ash Can says:

    @change: In all seriousness, as you remind us, the Tea Party is absolutely not a fad. As Dennis G has documented admirably on these pages, the Tea Party has been around for a good couple of hundred years or more, and has its roots in every societal upheaval since the dawn of humanity. We’re hardwired to be sore losers; once we start moving beyond that, we evolve further.

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    stuckinred says:

    Ya’ll duelin with this fucking moron again?

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    Origuy says:

    Political cartoonist Stuart Carlson’s latest take on the teabaggers.
    Do you suppose change is in the basement?

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    beltane says:

    @change: Sadly, you are offering us evidence that the average teabagger has never had a woman in his life (spanking it to Sarah on TV doesn’t count).

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    Zuzu's Petals says:

    @Ash Can:

    I know. All those pesky questions…poof!

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    change says:

    @Zuzu’s Petals:

    http://www.google.com/search?s.....5c2e2f4021

    Lots of results for her famous “speak through Fox” tweet.

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    morzer says:

    @stuckinred:

    Well, more toying with him until the Brazilian soaps come back after the commercials….

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    beltane says:

    @Zuzu’s Petals: You are dedicated. I’m still wrapping my head around the dueling claims that we are basement dwelling children (what type of parents lock their children in a basement?) and Ivy League educated elitists.

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    morzer says:

    @change:

    No, lad, no. That’s the famous “talking out of her ass” tweet. Easily confused, I grant you.

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    morzer says:

    @beltane:

    I thought the liberal Mark Halperin was a particularly fine example of how lazy this troll’s brushwork is.

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    Jim, Once says:

    @morzer:

    Yeah, sorry, I failed to respond to that, but you all picked up on it admirably.

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    Zuzu's Petals says:

    @change:

    Nope. Just evidence of a tweet. Re-read my question and try again.

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    Mike in NC says:

    Even liberals like…Mark Halperin

    Give it a fucking rest already, DougJ

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    change says:

    Of course Mark Halperin is a liberal. Maybe compared to far-left lemmings like you he may look “conservative”, but we’re talking about a person who works for Time magazine and goes on MSNBC. He’s an establishment media liberal.

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    Zuzu's Petals says:

    @beltane:

    Yeah, the material’s getting pretty thin.

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    Lee says:

    @beltane: It has. I got home from work this evening to find the message on my answering machine. I’m a registered Democrat in Virginia. Even better? The message isn’t correct for where I live, which is in Virginia. The message started “Hello Illinois! This is Sarah Palin……” I can’t believe these nitwits, who can’t even engineer a robocall correctly, are doing as well as they are in the polls.

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    thefncrow says:

    While on the subject of Alaska crazy, have you guys seen the latest scheme to draw votes away from Murkowski?

    AK board of elections had been providing to voters a list of certified write-in candidates, thus allowing voters to be reminded of Murkowski and have an opportunity to see how to correctly spell the name just before going into the voting booth. It was opposed by both the AK Democrats and AK Republicans, but they eventually lost in the AK Supreme Court.

    Well, since then, the conservatives up there had a thought: if we can’t get rid of the list, why not flood the list with useless names? There’s now something like 100 names on that certified write-in candidates list running for Senate, including one “Lisa M. Lackey”. This is especially funny, because when the Board of Elections was talking about how stringent or not they were going to be with Murkowski’s write-in votes, it was suggested that “Lisa M.” would have been enough to suggest the vote was for Murkowski. Not anymore, obviously.

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    morzer says:

    @Jim, Once:

    I just wish the troll had more professional pride. I mean, it is being paid good solid Ameros for this, and we really ought to see better craftsmanship.

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    beltane says:

    @morzer: I could swear we recently had another troll who used that exact phrase. This must be a sockpuppet of that other troll. We can only hope that he/she moves on to a more fulfilling hobby one day.

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    morzer says:

    @beltane:

    Actually, the kookosphere went through an odd phase back around March of this year, when the hive mind suddenly decided that Halperin was a liberal. I guess the dilithium crystals were at a particularly low ebb then.

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    change says:

    @Zuzu’s Petals:

    I don’t feel like wasting my time for a petulant, arrogant liberal when you can go google and find plenty of evidence yourself. Do try to work for a change, I know that must be a foreign concept for you, since you never created any wealth in your life but rather had the government steal it from others.

    Anyway, you still haven’t addressed my point of the effectiveness of the Facebook-Twitter-Fox strategy. And Palin was the first to use it, you can’t deny that.

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    morzer says:

    @change:

    We can and do.

    Next!

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    Linda Binda says:

    Pheh. So, who and where are the liberals’ evil robocall-calling overlords?

    Also, I think the one silver lining to a Republican House is whatever you guys will call, not Peak Wingnut per se, but what voters will be willing to take before they kick out the Republicans for overstepping again, as they always do.

    The Terri Schiavo Moment™? The Katrina Crest? The Government Shutdown Climax?

    So many possibilities. :)

    ..:/

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    lacp says:

    @change: You’re not trying – you haven’t made a single solid threat yet. Here, let me show you how it’s done:

    “Snark away, libtards – next Wednesday, you’ll be cowering in the sewers to the sound of Second-Amendment patriots’ boots marching overhead!”

    See?

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    Amir_Khalid says:

    @change: Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose.

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    Zuzu's Petals says:

    @change:

    Nope, sorry. You said she was the “brains” behind the strategy.

    Not even a very good dance this time, chancey.

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    morzer says:

    @lacp:

    “As the victorious TIE fighters of Darth Raese patrol the skies”

    He really needs one of those melodramatic Bwahahahaha laughs in there as well.

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    change says:

    Anybody want to predict that the Democrats hold the House?

    Anyone?

    *crickets*

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    Jim, Once says:

    @lacp:

    Here’s what I decided against posting to morzer:

    @morzer:

    You s’pose we could help him out? Naah. Guess not. Not only is it too late, not only is he kinda, sorta dumb, he’s that awful combination of kinda, sorta sweet and dumb.

    I like the way you helped him/her. “Boots”, “sewers” – yeah. He/she should love that.

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    freelancer says:

    @change:

    You were laughing the day Rick Santelli started the uprising, but you won’t be laughing on Tuesday, and especially not in 2012….

    For someone clamoring for an adult to “debate” with, you’re a fucking idiot. Ron Paul is the true intellectual heir of the Tea Party. Then the Fox News audience saw the opportunity to do a wingnut brand namechange, so they co-opted it for themselves. Every 2004 Bush supporter jumped on the bandwagon, like Blackwater to Xe, we can be the same dipshit, ruinous assholes, but if we press hard enough in the PR department, no one will think we were those assholes.

    The Tea Party is about the Deficit and Small Government (and Abortion and Homophobia and OMFG, they’re coming to take our guns!)

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    change says:

    @freelancer:

    FYI, I was just as mad at Bush’s massive spending. But Obama tripled Bush’s deficit, with massive taxpayer bailouts, a failed stimulus that stimulated nothing but big government, and a 3,000 page healthcare bill that nobody read.

    Two wrongs don’t make a “right”.

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    morzer says:

    @change:

    GOP taps out at 35 seats gained. You’ll have to wait until you turn 14 for your next chance at playing dress up as the Lord of the Nazgul. And you know who else liked to play dress up as the Lord of the Nazgul, don’t you?

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    Jim, Once says:

    @change:

    Hand up: Here. I think there could be some serious surprises Tuesday. Not wishful thinking – thinking by a former pollster who knows what ISN’T asked by pollsters (and who they don’t ask).

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    morzer says:

    @change:

    Basic math fail on aisle one.

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    lacp says:

    @Jim, Once: Also, I was a bit disappointed that in the complaints about teh socialism, he/she didn’t declaim the mandatory, curiously moist fantasy of the President shoving his…uh, agenda…down his/her throat.

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    Micheline says:

    Change,
    Well there being so many questionable polls, there is certainly a possibility that the Dems will hold the house. We are not going to roll over and die.

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    change says:

    @morzer:

    Thirty-five seats? So deluded, so sad.

    I almost feel sorry for you.

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    morzer says:

    @Jim, Once:

    What Change hasn’t realized is that standing in the middle of a liberal circle-jerk with your mouth open may not be the most prudent of strategies.

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    morzer says:

    @change:

    So, Governor Change, what magazines or newspapers do you read regularly?

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    @jwb: Sir! I challenge you to a duel! Strawberry rhubarb is amazing. And, I must admit, it’s amusing me to read the responses to change even though I have pied change him/herself.

    dengre, another fine post. Ralph Reed gives me the willies. He is just so damn creepy. I suppose that means he fits right in with ‘baggers and Palin.

    @Svensker: Damn right. Sing it, sister. Palin is a vicious, backstabbing woman, and I would not turn my back on her ever. Jim, Once said it best. Palin is the ultimate mean girl and every woman knew someone like her in high school. Venal, stupid (but cunning) who could turn on the charm when she wanted. If she is our future, I’ll be heading for the past, thankyewverymuch.

    @morzer: YUCK! That’s even nastier than thinking about the gray badger!

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    Two wrongs don’t make a “right”.

    But one bored blogger sockpuppeting a feeble troll can stretch a comments thread for miiiiiles.

    Seriously DougJ, just pull Darrell out of the mothballs all ready.

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    Scott says:

    @lacp: Bookmark it, libs!

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    change says:

    I’ll be back Tuesday to laugh, but here are my predictions:

    The Republicans will pick up between 60 seats in the House, maybe more, and Speaker-Elect Boehner will have a sweeping mandate for change.

    In the Senate? I can count to ten there using various scenarios, but these people will be elected for sure: Johnson, Raese, Buck, Toomey, Angle, Miller, Rubio.

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    Man. I think it’s a damned shame that any of us regular BJ readers could give a better argument for what change is trying to articulate (if I am inferring correctly by the brilliant responses) than change him/herself is doing. Our kids is not learnin’.

    @morzer: Is that just a typo, or is there an entendre I missed in that comment? ‘Coz if it’s the latter, I am going to be REALLY upset with myself.

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    morzer says:

    @asiangrrlMN:

    I guess poor old Favre needs a really good destergent, eh?

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    morzer says:

    @change:

    Here ARE your predictions, child. In English, verbs agree with their subjects in number.

    Now, about your reading…?

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    morzer says:

    @change:

    I can count to ten there using various scenarios

    Two heads, one ass-hole, three eyes and four brain-cells?

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    morzer says:

    @asiangrrlMN:

    Destergent – it washes those pesky perky little sideline reporters called Jen out of all your hair…..

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    change says:

    @morzer:

    Perhaps you should re-read what I wrote before jumping to arrogant conclusions.

    If there is anyone who has problems with their readings skills, it’s you.

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    freelancer says:

    @change:

    FYI, I was just as mad at Bush’s massive spending.

    I remembered the grassroots protests, and the move from the fiscal conservatives to primary challenge Bush for the irresponsibility of putting two wars and Medicare Part D on our grandkids’ credit card. The outrage was so thick and obvious then, all the left was unilaterally like, “NO, YOU MUST SPEND MORE! Cut Corporate Taxes LESS!”. Of course, I had to take 3 hits of acid and brain myself with General Stuck’s Mallet, but I remembered, so mea culpa there.

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    @morzer: A straight of body parts!

    @morzer: Damn it! I thought it had something to do with her. Gr.

    Ha! I see change claims to have been just as distraught by W.’s spending, and yet, s/he wants to vote in people who would follow the exact same goddamn pattern. Folly!

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    Scott says:

    Did the lamb-buggering troll ever decide what they were going to investigate first?

    I’m assuming the first thing the troll will investigate is where he can buy some fertilizer and fuel oil…

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    morzer says:

    @change:

    Good. You’ve learned how to accept corrections and discipline, and we can move on to the Remedial English part of the program.

    Now, which newspapers and magazines do you regularly read?

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    Jules says:

    Every once in awhile it is a good idea to remind conservative TeaGOPtards what sexism is.
    Sexism is saying Palin should shut her pie hole because she is a woman.
    Sexism is saying that she should not run for office because she is a mother.
    Sexism is suggesting she is stupid or dangerous because she is a woman.
    Sexisim is suggesting she was a crappy Mayor and Gov because she is a woman.
    And sexism is voting for her because she gives you a bit o’ wood and star bursts.

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    morzer says:

    @asiangrrlMN:

    *chuckles*

    I do say, as I have all along, that the NFL has no business punishing Favre if he got “involved” with Sterger while they were not working for the league. I found it hard to resist the pun, however.

    Looks good for Dayton in MN, by all accounts.

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    morzer says:

    @Scott:

    Why would he buy what he can produce from both ends? I grant you, his quest for oil might lead him to invade the wrong country, but that’s just par for the course with the usual right wing sad sacks.

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    @morzer: Yes. I agree with you on the first point. As for the second, I certainly hope so. Emmer would be even worse for MN than Ratface Pawlenty (the ONLY pol I call by a derogatory nickname), and that’s saying a whole hell of a lot.

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    I remembered the grassroots protests, and the move from the fiscal conservatives to primary challenge Bush for the irresponsibility of putting two wars and Medicare Part D on our grandkids’ credit card.

    Oh my word yes. D.C. was packed with protesters sporting tri-corners and Lipton every day of the week while Bush was in office. It’s just that … uh … George Soros scrubbed all the photos from the Internet. Yeah.

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    El Cid says:

    Big government is bad, because, it’s, you know, big. And big things are bad. Except for good big things.

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    @El Cid: Really. You want to leave yourself that wide open.

    @morzer: Exactly! Or perhaps he’s being all mavericky. Who can say?

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    morzer says:

    @asiangrrlMN:

    Being wide open to a big thing does seem a little.. injudicious.

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    freelancer says:

    @El Cid:

    Big government is bad, because, it’s, you know, big. And big things are bad. Except for good big things.

    See also DOMA, the Pentagon, the NSA surveillance state, Corporate loopholes, the DEA, deporting ALL undocumented immigrants, the insurance industry, and empowering the state to monitor every pregnancy in the nation to ensure that it results in a delivery, whether that delivery is not viable or the progeny of rapists. Fuck, I wish I were burning strawmen here.

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    Zuzu's Petals says:

    @change:

    But Obama tripled Bush’s deficit

    FAIL

    Oh, and you still haven’t answered my question.

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    @Zuzu’s Petals: Bwahahahahahhaha! The little snippets y’all excerpt from our newest troll are KILLING me. What a riot! Oh, wait. S/he’s not kidding? Fuck him/her with a rusty pitchfork, then.

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    Zuzu's Petals says:

    @asiangrrlMN:

    Well I just keep waiting for that flash of spoofery wit, but …nothin’ .

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    Mike G says:

    With the teatards sneering about “people who want to move to Canada”, it made me wonder — where would the Galtist teatards possibly move to out of disgust with a non-Repig America?

    Somalia is the closest thing to an actual no-tax, no-regulation libertarian paradise they claim they want, but there are too many of “those people”, religion- and skin color-wise. And even a cement-skulled birther couldn’t ignore the staggering misery of a society living by their professed principles.

    Hong Kong or Singapore are more practical if less pure examples (OMG 85% of the population live in government housing! Soshulist health care that works!), but I imagine nearly all of them would be quickly killed and eaten, economically speaking, in those hypercompetitive, dog-eat-dog societies. Besides, they’re too astute to let in a bunch of fat, spoilt American whiners.

    Pinochet’s Chile, which they admired for its Friedmanesque (Milton that is, not six-month Tommy) low-regulation corporatist wet dream economics, plus iron-fist authoritarianism and social conservatism, no longer exists. Sadly for them (if not for anyone else), neither does Rhodesia or Apartheid-era South Africa.

    How sad that nowhere on the planet exists a society worthy enough to be built on their magnificent principles! Or just maybe their principles aren’t even meant to be practical principles of governing, but flimsy facades for ugly greed and parochial hate.

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    morzer says:

    @Mike G:

    The Baltic states instituted flat taxes a while back. Of course, they aren’t quite the dynamic paradise of libertarian glory that this move ought to have produced. Basically they all went into deficit, are hugely in debt by the standards of the region, and Latvia at least had to be bailed out by the IMF. Throw in a dose of high unemployment plus riots, and suddenly it doesn’t look so good. Just don’t tell Andrew “flat tax” Sullivan.

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    dww44 says:

    @Linda Featheringill:

    Any god that allows Reed to speak for him isn’t much of a god.

    Best Reed takedown of all time. I will share. Thanks.

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    kdaug says:

    @change:

    I can count to ten there using various scenarios

    Left hand/right foot, right hand/left foot, both hands, both feet…

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    FreeAtLast says:

    @change:

    The Republicans will pick up between 60 seats in the House, maybe more

    So the defeated Republicans will become janitors?

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    SRW1 says:

    Reed’s endless greed was so great that he even grossed out Jack Abramoff and his co-conspirator Michael Scanlon:

    But you got to admit that Ralf’s Mom was one smart lady when she dropped that incriminating G from his original family name so he could bamboozle 8.5 million of his xtian sheep and make such a nice living. I wish my momma would have done something of that sort for me (and that she would have had those decency genes yanked).

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    AxelFoley says:

    @change:

    Palin was the brains behind this year’s victory: the media strategy she offered to Tea Party candidates was brilliant (no interviews, no national media except Fox, just talk radio, twitter, Facebook, and TV ads), with the occasional assist from third parties). Make the MSM irrelevant by by-passing them totally.
    It’s a winning conservative strategy for the 21st Century. Utterly brilliant.

    LOL, damn, you’re the stupidest muhfucka to post here. Even Brick Oven Bill isn’t this dumb.

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    Ab_Normal says:

    @change: Shall I bookmark that for you?

    (change gives me the Troothy of Sadly! No vibe)

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