‘Don’t Shoot Obama’ even if ‘Tempting’ says UT College Republicans President

These clowns are out of their minds.

Remember last Friday’s White House shooting incident?  At the time, it was reported that the shooting had nothing to do with the White House.

Well, apparently, it did — Pennsylvania State Police arrested the shooter, 21 year-old Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez.

Upon hearing the news, Laurene Pierce (President of the College Republicans at University of Texas) thought it would be hilarious to tweet that people shouldn’t shoot Obama, “as tempting as it may be.”

Tee hee!  It’s so funny!

From ABC News:

A 21-year-old Idaho man suspected of firing a semi-automatic rifle at the White House was arrested today, authorities said.

“On Wednesday afternoon at approximately 12:35 p.m. EST, based on information generated by Secret Service agents from the Pittsburgh Field Office, Pennsylvania State Police Troop A located and arrested Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez at a hotel near Indiana, Pa.,” according to a statement from Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Edwin Donovan.

Donovan said that Ortega-Hernandez was in the custody of Pennsylvania State Police after being found at a Hampton Inn.

The Secret Service fanned out across the country, coordinating with local law enforcement to find the shooter. The agency said that it had received information that Ortega-Hernandez was using certain hotels during his travels.

This morning, a hotel employee reportedly recognized the suspect from photos distributed by the Secret Service and contacted the agency.

The Secret Service said Tuesday that it suspected that a bullet fired in the shooting incident Friday may have hit the White House after a round was found in a window. The agency said they feared the suspect in the incident might be a threat to President Obama.

The round was stopped by ballistic glass behind the historic exterior glass, while an additional round was found on the exterior of the White House.

Police believe Ortega-Hernandez is mentally ill. He has an extensive record, ranging from domestic violence to drug charges. Sources say a police investigation uncovered evidence suggesting Ortega-Hernandez has a fixation on the White House.

After she heard the news, Laurene Pierce, whose Twitter profile reads “UT student, proud Zionist, President of UT College Republicans (@texascr) and intern for @TexasAFP & @TeamDewhurst. Staunch believer in American Exceptionalism” decided it would be a good idea to joke about assassinating the president:

ABC News has more:

Hours after Pennsylvania State Police arrested a 21-year-old Idaho man for allegedly firing a semi-automatic rifle at the White House, the top student official for the College Republicans at the University of Texas tweeted that the idea of assassinating President Obama was “tempting.”

At 2:29 p.m. ET, UT’s Lauren E. Pierce wrote: “Y’all as tempting as it may be, don’t shoot Obama. We need him to go down in history as the WORST president we’ve EVER had! #2012.”

Pierce, the president of the College Republicans at UT Austin, told ABC News the comment was a “joke” and that the “whole [shooting incident] was stupid.” Giggling, she said that an attempted assassination would “only make the situation worse.”

“Insofar as she’s a representative [of the College Republicans], maybe it shouldn’t be said, but she’s made a positive statement in a way, ” said Cassie Wright, the group’s vice president.

“I don’t really see anything wrong with it,” Wright added. “It’s just a personal comment, not representative of any group. Just freedom of speech, you know?”

Only in the addled-Republican mind could a tweet calling for other similarly-addled minds not to assassinate the President be interpreted as a positive statement.

Enjoy your quiet time with the Secret Service, Laurene. You’re an embarrassment.

[cross-posted at Angry Black Lady Chronicles]






234 replies
  1. 1
    Silver says:

    Is there anything that’s a bigger mark of a total asshole than being a “College Republican”?

    NAMBLA President, maybe?

  2. 2
    Baron Jrod of Keeblershire says:

    Once again, a Republican right-whinger thinks “freedom of speech” means “freedom from having your speech criticized in any way.”

    Look, as tempting as it may be, don’t fling this future Fox and Friends host into the Gulf of Mexico with a trebuchet.

    Just trying to stay positive.

  3. 3
    Calouste says:

    Pierce? That’s Barbara Bush’s maiden name.

  4. 4
    Kd Bart says:

    But someone at Moveon.org suggested George W Bush was a Nazi. That’s so much worse. :)

  5. 5
    mellowjohn says:

    i hesitate to use a vulgarism for the female pudenda in polite society, but i certainly hope this vulgarism for the female pudenda gets a visit from the secret service.

  6. 6
    JGabriel says:

    @Silver:

    Is there anything that’s a bigger mark of a total asshole than being a “College Republican”?

    Yes. Adult Republican.

    .

  7. 7
    waddayaknow says:

    worst president EVER was George W Bush and the gang of bushwhacking GOP rubberstampers who engineered the policies that culminated in the current tar-pit hunter mentality on the right and the three trillion dollar trail of tears GWB and his posse gave our country. hairpin.

  8. 8
    Villago Delenda Est says:

    This young woman needs to spend a few nights in a cell.

  9. 9
    Baud says:

    The interesting thing about this tweet is that she felt the need to couch her justification for not killing the president in terms of GOP self interest.

  10. 10
    Elisabeth says:

    When does she get a gig on Fox?

  11. 11
    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Kd Bart:

    It is. Adolf Hitler was a combat veteran, decorated for heroism, wounded in battle.

    If I were him I’d be pissed to be compared to a dry drunk deserting asshole like George W. Bush.

  12. 12
    gnomedad says:

    Wondering if Ms. Proud Zionist is actually Jewish or one of those “bring on Armegeddon!” folks.

  13. 13
    j says:

    @Baron Jrod of Keeblershire: Blonde with boobs. Working with other boobs.

    PERFECT for FOX!

  14. 14
    Gex says:

    @Silver: There’s probably more overlap there than anyone would expect.

  15. 15
    MoeLarryAndJesus says:

    I’ll bet some of her best friends are blonde.

  16. 16
    MeDrewNotYou says:

    @gnomedad: C’mon, don’t play dumb.

  17. 17
    Hunter Gathers says:

    Looks like Mittens has found his running mate.

  18. 18
    Citizen_X says:

    “proud Zionist?” WTF? If she’s Jewish, I’m Matoko-chan.

  19. 19
    Spaghetti Lee says:

    Hee hee. Political assassinations. So funny.

    What a fucking shithead.

  20. 20
    gnomedad says:

    @MeDrewNotYou:
    I get your point, but do these guys actually call themselves “Zionists”? Seems weird that that would trump “Christian” in her thumbnail bio. (If any Jews are offended by my credulity, I apologize.)

  21. 21
    Litlebritdifrnt2 says:

    The thing that really bugs me with these yahoos is their total misunderstanding of “free speech”. Whenever one of them gets called on saying something totally offensive they yell “freedom of speech” like it is some sort of magical get out of jail free card. I am English and I probably know more about freedom of speech than these people do (thanks to being a paralegal to an attorney who has represented many, many topless bars). Dr. Laura had all the freedom of speech in the world to say what she did, there was nothing however stopping her employers from firing her for it, because IT WASN’T THE GOVERNMENT DOING IT. You know free market and all that. Morons.

  22. 22
    khead says:

    This young woman needs to spend a few nights in a cell.

    This. Although I doubt it would slow her down.

    Also, definitely a future Fox talking head.

  23. 23
    Console says:

    do republicans even like anyone in the college republicans?

  24. 24
    Citizen_X says:

    @Silver:

    Is there anything that’s a bigger mark of a total asshole than being a “College Republican”?

    UT Greek, although “UT College Republican” is pretty much a subset of that group.

    Seriously: even Greeks from other schools hate them. And this girl is, no doubt, a good example.

    ETA: Even the Austin Police hate them, as much as the local hippies, goths, what-have-you.

  25. 25
    gnomedad says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt2:

    The thing that really bugs me with these yahoos is their total strategic and deliberate “misunderstanding” of “free speech”.

    Fixed.

  26. 26
    j says:

    Is she related to G-Dub?

    Her name is Laurene Pierce. G-Dub’s mother was named Barbara Pierce (she is a relative of one of the worst presidents in history ((Franklin Pierce)), as well as being the wife of another shitty president and the mother of THE WORST president).

    G-Dub has a nephew named “Pierce Bush” who showed up on the “TODAY” show drunk and out of his mind, and he started hitting on the news anchor,
    Campbell Brown, who was married to G-Dub’s appointee in charge of screwing up Iraq Dan Senor.

    I think this Laurene Pierce is another spawn of that evil Bush seed.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUd43vyjmrA

  27. 27
    Elisabeth says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt2:

    Correct me if I’m wrong but advocating for presidential assassination is one of those expressions that is not covered by free speech anyway.

  28. 28
    wasabi gasp says:

    She can be trusted with my box of donuts.

  29. 29
    r€nato says:

    there’s a parallel universe these people inhabit, where “Conservapedia” is their go-to reference source, where they get all their news about the world from Fox News, Limbaugh, and the rest of the right-wing hate media…

    …and then there’s the parallel, wingnut Constitution. The 1st Amendment of the wingnut Constitution says that wingnuts can say the most aggressively imbecilic and offensive things their puny little neanderthal brains can think up, and if anybody criticizes in the slightest way what they’ve said, it’s oppression on the scale of the Soviet pogroms, the Holocaust and the Cultural Revolution all put together.

  30. 30
    Jewish Steel says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt2:

    thanks to being a paralegal to an attorney who has represented many, many topless bars

    Really? Has your script been optioned yet? Sounds like a hell of a story.

  31. 31
    Chris says:

    @Silver:

    Is there anything that’s a bigger mark of a total asshole than being a “College Republican”?

    No.

    Speaking from personal experience, even other Republicans hate the College Republicans, or at least most of the people who held any position of meaning.

  32. 32
    balconesfault says:

    What was that about being a young conservative as evidence you have no soul?

  33. 33
    jsfox says:

    I have never met a college Republican that wasn’t a total asshole.

  34. 34
    David Koch says:

    @Citizen_X:

    UT Greek… even Greeks from other schools hate them.

    You better not say anything about the Greeks, Eemom is really sensitive about the subject.

  35. 35
    balconesfault says:

    Personally, I don’t think anyone should be allowed to call themselves a “Young Republican” until they’ve served a term in the military, given that support for sending their contemporaries abroad to shoot and be shot at is one of their defining traits.

  36. 36
    ice weasel says:

    With that face and that brain I’d say laurene has a big future making bukkake videos.

    If fox news doesn’t hire her first which, in its own weird way, is pretty much the same thing.

  37. 37
    Sko Hayes says:

    Wasn’t Newt one of those College Republicans? What is it about that little club that turns out such nasty people?
    Here’s a video Max Blumenthal took in 2007 while interviewing attendees at the National Convention of College Republicans:
    http://youtu.be/2viHLMYoqVI

  38. 38
    MikeJ says:

    @Spaghetti Lee:

    Hee hee. Political assassinations. So funny.

    Remember when the gang at Reason(sic) suggested that protection for elected officials is a waste of money because it;s cheaper to just replace them after they get shot?

  39. 39
    Citizen_X says:

    @David Koch: Lol. The FAKE Greeks, I mean.

  40. 40
    Downpuppy says:

    Despite various family members who’ve been to UT, my only knowledge of fratboys there is the fictional Alamo House

    Sarah Bird is worth a look, especially Yokota & Virgin of the Rodeo.

  41. 41
    MonkeyBoy says:

    don’t shoot Obama. We need him to go down in history as the WORST president we’ve EVER had! #2012.”

    There is a lot of butthurt among some Republicans that many historians etc. considered GWB one of the worst presidents in history – which he was due to his personal inadequacies.

    So as to salvage GWB’s honor many are intent on projecting that title onto Obama and think a successful attempt to block any achievement might make him the new worst.

  42. 42
    MaryRC says:

    Good luck explaining your little joke in future job interviews, Ms. Pierce. Unless the job is with Fox, of course.

  43. 43
    Litlebritdifrnt2 says:

    @Jewish Steel:

    LOL when I first arrived in the US and first began working for this attorney I was reading the appointment book at the start of the day as I usually did. There was one appointment “club owner having problems with his pasties” I looked at the receptionist and said “what? has there been food poisioning?” the receptionist looked at me like I was nuts. I honestly thought they were talking about Cornish Pasties (food of the gods by the way) as opposed to the “pasties” that they used to cover the dancers breasts. Twenty odd years later I am more informed but I still laugh at my innocence back in those days.

  44. 44
    The Dangerman says:

    I think we should refrain from considering if this idiot acted this stupidly because of an all night cram session or because of an all night bender, tempting though it may be.

  45. 45
    Cassidy says:

    Do these dumbass Republican women realize that if the civil war their male counterparts secretly crave happens, that they will be officially relegated to base camp blowjob toy? Are they really that stupid?

  46. 46
    JBerardi says:

    @Silver:

    Is there anything that’s a bigger mark of a total asshole than being a “College Republican”?

    If I walk into a room and there’s two groups of people, and one group has a banner that says “college republicans”, and another that says “total assholes”, I’m hanging out with the assholes and I don’t even need to consider the decision. Because hey, all sociopaths are assholes but not all assholes are necessarily sociopaths, so with the assholes, you’ve at least got a fighting chance.

    Come to think of it, that’s basically the logic I use whenever I step into a voting booth…

  47. 47

    Karl Rove was a College Republican.

  48. 48
    Zifnab says:

    @Silver:

    Is there anything that’s a bigger mark of a total asshole than being a “College Republican”?

    Honestly, I’m a little shocked. The College Republicans at UT were pretty sane when I attended. It was the YCT (Young Conservatives of Texas) that ran around doing all the outrageous stupid shit. I guess Ms. Pierce failed to engage her brain’s stupid filter before twitting.

    And btw, can I just add… Proud Zionist? Are you fucking kidding me? She couldn’t be any more Aryan if she bleached her retinas.

  49. 49
    harlana says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt2: that’s the whole point of freedom of speech is that we have the right to tell them when they’re being cretinous assholes

  50. 50
    MeDrewNotYou says:

    @gnomedad: Most of my experience comes from watching crappy TBN shows (my favorite: Creation in the 21st Century, used to be on early Fri mornings, freaking hilarious), where there are a few that use Zionist occasionally. It seems to be a once-in-a-while thing when they’re going on about all the biblical prophecies Israel supposedly fulfills. The only Christians I’ve seen use it regularly are the “Jews for Jesus” pastors.

    I agree that for a presumably Gentile girl like Pierce to use it is pretty weird.

    (Sorry for the delay. I finally found a mirror for the old Book of Ratings site and got engrossed.)

  51. 51
    Litlebritdifrnt2 says:

    @Elisabeth:
    True. But is’nt it hilarious that they think it is their right to say such things and are SHOCKED SHOCKED I tell you when they suddenly get a visit from the Secret Service. Clue – read a fucking book colleges have libraries full of them.

  52. 52
    j says:

    @ice weasel: HAHAHA! I had to lok up that term, but SPOT ON! She will more than likely end up as David Vitters “mommy”.

    Or working for some “Christian” conservative.

    Or becoming El-Rushbo’s wife (beard) number 5.

  53. 53
    Gex says:

    @Elisabeth: Reluctantly warning against it probably isn’t. They’ve found their loophole.

    @Sko Hayes: They’re young, well-to-do, and they have a huge fucking chip on their shoulder because the world is so unfair to them, at least from their perspective which is the only one that matters. They come in that way – self selecting by joining in the first place.

  54. 54
    Zifnab says:

    @The Dangerman: Would it be irresponsible to speculate? It would be irresponsible not to.

  55. 55
    Litlebritdifrnt2 says:

    @harlana: Don’t you just love it?

  56. 56
    Citizen_X says:

    @Downpuppy: Heh heh. I actually lived in the very coop house–Seneca–on which that that book was based. (After it went coed.) And I’m happy to report the frat across the street ultimately got SHUT DOWN. Whoot!

  57. 57
    Reality Check says:

    As interesting as the ramblings of some college student is, how about this statement:

    “That [Rick] Scott down there that’s running for governor of Florida, instead of running for governor of Florida, they ought to have him and shoot him. Put him against the wall and shoot him.

    That was actually from an ELECTED OFFICIAL, a Democrat Congressman from PA. What does everyone think about that? A federal office holder from the Democrat Party openly calling for the assassination of a Governor.

    Quote Here.

  58. 58
    Zandar says:

    The larger story here is how the this tweet is part of the right’s larger mindset: they are convinced that this Ortega-Hernandez incident is a false flag operation to raise sympathy for the President’s re-election.

    Everything to them has to be couched in terms of potential political power gained.

  59. 59
    Reality Check says:

    Edit broken, but here’s the link. The first one was an HTML fail.

  60. 60
    FlipYrWhig says:

    @The Ancient Randonneur: Also Abramoff, IIRC.

    Zionist = zealous defender of Israel, in this case, I’d bet.

  61. 61
    JBerardi says:

    @Cassidy:

    Do these dumbass Republican women realize that if the civil war their male counterparts secretly crave happens, that they will be officially relegated to base camp blowjob toy? Are they really that stupid?

    I think you mean “baby factory”, but yeah… I don’t really understand it. Some sort of weird latent self-hatred? Maybe they just think all those other women deserve that fate, but they’ll somehow be excluded from it?

  62. 62
    cathyx says:

    @Reality Check: It’s not right no matter who says it.

  63. 63
    Reality Check says:

    @cathyx:

    Where was the outrage about THAT statement, though? Isn’t an elected official openly calling for the assassination of another much, much worse than some college bimbo making a stupid joke?

  64. 64
    David in NY says:

    @Reality Check: Context. Context. Had anybody just tried to shoot Rick Scott? I don’t think so.

    Also, too. She shouldn’t have said it and if you are telling the truth for a change, neither should he.

  65. 65
    David in NY says:

    @Reality Check: See — context. Nobody was actually shooting at Rick Scott.

  66. 66
    Baud says:

    @Reality Check: It was wrong for him to say. And by the way, he lost, so he got his. Now will you condemn the joking about assassination, or do you not have as much integrity as the “Democrat Party”?

  67. 67
    Reality Check says:

    And let’s not forget there was an actual film made about assassinating Bush. Let’s imagine the kind of outrage we’d here if someone made a film about assassinating Obambi.

  68. 68
    Reality Check says:

    And let’s not forget there was an actual film made about assassinating Bush. Let’s imagine the kind of outrage we’d here if someone made a film about assassinating Obambi.

  69. 69
    pragmatism says:

    dougj as realitychunk aptly demonstrates why tu quoque is a fallacy. VICTORY

  70. 70
    Gex says:

    Apparently what gets picked up in the zeitgeist and what does not is our fault. Balloon Juice: Responsible for everyone’s reactions to everything.

  71. 71
    Baud says:

    @Reality Check: Dude, all us immoral liberal Democrats are agreeing that violent rhetoric against political opponents is wrong. You are the only holdout. Unless your next post is one condemning violent rhetoric against Democrats, you have nothing worthwhile to say. And I bet you can’t do it.

  72. 72
    bjacques says:

    *snort* UT. And she represents the next generation of Republicans.

    High school band! High school band!

    I really miss the Southwest Conference. UT kicked our asses, but it was fun anyway.

  73. 73
    Downpuppy says:

    @Citizen_X: Wow, I didn’t even realize there was that much accuracy in it. Next you’ll tell me you’ve seen the Social Collection at the LBJ Museum.

    as I recall, the fratboys at least took defeat pretty well:

    It’s all right
    It’s OK
    You’ll all work for us some day

  74. 74
    Mark B. says:

    As a resident of Austin and an alumni of the University of Texas, all I can say is that I’m sorry. UT is actually a good place to get an education, but it does have its share of dimwitted students. She’s a fuckwad. I hope the Secret Service keeps her in a dark room for a few days and questions her about her terrorist connections.

  75. 75
    Raven says:

    Talking to this shit-eatin dog fucker again. Will you never fucking learn?

  76. 76
    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Reality Check: Can’t even manage a pro forma condemnation?

  77. 77
    Gex says:

    Well, time to give up on this thread. I really feel sad for people who’s only joy is ruining things for others.

  78. 78
    cathyx says:

    @Reality Check: I’m outraged by that as well. Are you outraged by both incidences?

  79. 79
    Reality Check says:

    @Mark B.:

    But if this were a Muslim, of course it would be outrageous and RAAAAACCIIIIST to do it, right?

  80. 80
    SectarianSofa says:

    @Citizen_X:

    ETA: Even the Austin Police hate [UT Greeks], as much as the local hippies, goths, what-have-you.

    Wait, the police hate goths as much as the frat dudes?

  81. 81
    Reality Check says:

    @cathyx:

    Yes, but an elected official openly calling for the assassination of another elected official IS a bigger deal than a college bimbo making an offensive joke, right? Right?

  82. 82
    MeDrewNotYou says:

    @Raven: cleek deserves our love and adoration for the pie filter. Comment smart! Use protection people!

  83. 83
    cathyx says:

    @Reality Check: No. They are equally bad since both of them are human beings. No one should say these things no matter their position in life.

  84. 84
    Raven says:

    @MeDrewNotYou: He uses it on me! I mean to argue with this punk every night is just stupid. What do people do, feel all warm inside because they think they made some kind of point with him. Jesus, wake the fuck up.

  85. 85
    Djur says:

    @Reality Check: If that’s what had happened, yes, you would be right. That isn’t what happened. Here:

    A dangerous college extremist fantasizing about murdering the president of the United States IS a bigger deal than some dumbfuck congressmember making a bad joke about the crook running for Governor of Florida, right?

  86. 86
    Cassidy says:

    @JBerardi: Oh no, I meant degraded, sex toy. If these guys unleash their fantasies, the only place for women is to do what mommy wouldn’t.

  87. 87
    The Thin Black Duke says:

    Uh–guys?

    I’m no Stephen Hawking, but even Yours Truly figured out a long time ago that it’s a waste of air to argue with a fool who’s already made up his mind.

    Y’know?

  88. 88
    Raven says:

    @cathyx: STOP IT GODDAMN IT!

  89. 89
    Litlebritdifrnt2 says:

    @Reality Check: You refer to the President of the United States as Obambi once more and I am going to quit my job, pack up my car, and come over there and kick your fucking ass. Either that or I am going to download Cleek’s pie filter. You sorry sack of shit. What are you 12?

  90. 90
    Reality Check says:

    @Djur:

    Um, except that’s not what happened. “Line him up against the wall and shoot him” is a call for assassination, “don’t shoot him, even if its tempting” is an offensive joke.

  91. 91
    Gex says:

    @The Thin Black Duke: This is why the thread is ruined. Not only do we have the troll. We have the people who respond to the troll. Now we add the layer of people responding to the responders. We may as well be using nntp, this is such an old pattern.

  92. 92
    Reality Check says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt2:

    Yeah, this after eight years of stuff like “Dubya”, “Shrub” and calling Cheney “Darth Vader” and comparing Bush to Alfred E. Newman, not to mention constantly pronouncing the current Speaker’s name as “boner”, so take your sanctimonious attitude and shove it.

    Obambi. BHO. BO. Barry. You mad?

  93. 93
    burnspbesq says:

    @ice weasel:

    “With that face and that brain I’d say laurene has a big future making bukkake videos.”

    Classless and unnecessary. Grow up, willya?

  94. 94
    Big City Mary says:

    Ha-LLOOOO out there-isn’t anyone interested in why a 21 year old from Idaho is staying in hotels? Hampton Inns are not flea bag establishments, costing over $100 a night depending on the location and much more in tourist areas. Where is this young man getting that kind of money??

  95. 95
    Jay in Oregon says:

    @JBerardi:

    Maybe they just think all those other women deserve that fate, but they’ll somehow be excluded from it?

    You mean like how pro-life women will have abortions and rationalize their choice as being different than the one those (probably liberal or dark-skinned) lazy, careless, sluts make?

  96. 96
    Litlebritdifrnt2 says:

    Oh and BTW if my female eyes have any veracity her tits are as fake as her hair. *Meowwwwwww*

  97. 97
    Jebediah says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Can’t even manage a pro forma condemnation?

    Apparently not – and it doesn’t even have to be sincere! It just has to be typed out!
    What a butt-nugget.

  98. 98
    eemom says:

    @David Koch:

    You better not say anything about the Greeks, Eemom is really sensitive about the subject.

    I’m particularly sensitive about the abomination of little college punks co-opting our name for their despicable system of institutionalized snobbery and sadism.

  99. 99
    Litlebritdifrnt2 says:

    @Reality Check: Personally I never did that. Never once. Ever. I was actually very John Cole like, I supported Bush, through the first administration, I defended him during the second. Ask my boss, he and I used to have all sorts of spirited discussions about the Iraq war. I was on your fucking side idiot, until your side lost its fucking mind.

  100. 100
    cathyx says:

    @Raven: He has a point about being fair in our condemnation of hate talk. I want to point out to him that those on the left are equally appalled no matter who says things like this. People like reality check generally believe that 2 wrongs make a right.

  101. 101
    Chris says:

    @Gex:

    This is why the thread is ruined. Not only do we have the troll. We have the people who respond to the troll. Now we add the layer of people responding to the responders. We may as well be using nntp, this is such an old pattern.

    This is also why I so strongly endorse banhammers.

  102. 102
    Cassidy says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt2: Funny anecdote. Occasionally I’ll peruse SPECWAR.net and other “quiet professional” sites. I don’t join or engage them as they can be really condescending assholes and whatnot. But, they do have some good advice in relation to tactical mediical stuff and other military business. Anyhoo, the moderator on SPECWAR made a very pointed post and stickied it re: calling Obama anything other than President Obama. He bluntly stated that despite your personal beliefs, everyone on that site was a verified servicemember of some sort and will not refer to the Commander in Chief in any other than the proper, respectful tone.

    RC, and shit stains like him, could learn a lot.

  103. 103
    Lojasmo says:

    @Reality Check:

    Your Washington examiner (blog full of reichwing retards) links back to itself in it’s source link (ostensibly the NY times)

    You fucking fail at fucking failing, fucktard.

  104. 104
    JPL says:

    Haven’t read the comments so excuse me if this has been mentioned but she could be auditioning for Mrs. Newt #4.

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    burnspbesq says:

    @ Reality Check:

    I don’t agree, but I can certainly understand why someone would advocate capital punishment for CEOs who mastermind Medicare fraud on the scale that Scott apparently did.

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    Violet says:

    @Gex:
    Yeah, why don’t people just ignore trolls? And the pie filter is so simple to get.

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    fasteddie9318 says:

    I had no idea that we’d all wounded poor Reality Chunk’s precious fee-fees so much when its hero Flight Commander Bush was el presidente. Regality, we’re so sorry. Is there anything we can do to make the pain go away?

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    Reality Check says:

    @Cassidy:

    And I’m sure you always very respectfully and reverently referred to George W. Bush as “President Bush” right?Right?

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    Reality Check says:

    Shorter @Raven:

    Waaaahhh! Waaaaah! Waaaaaah! Wa-WAAAAH!

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    Reality Check says:

    @Chris:

    Fun fact: I’ve been banned here about four times, but I always find a way back in. You’re just gonna have to deal, toolbag.

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    Woodrowfan says:

    @Reality Check:

    Made by non-Americans and it was pretty much ignored by the US box office. big whoop.

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    The Thin Black Duke says:

    @Gex:

    It’s trolls all the way down?

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    Cassidy says:

    @Reality Check: He was my Commander in Chief. I went to war shitsack. What did you do? Buy a bumper sticker?

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    Gex says:

    @The Thin Black Duke: Yes. And apparently they love pie.

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    Xecky Gilchrist says:

    I’m just amazed, as a Salt Lake City native, that the “UT” in the title didn’t mean “Utah.”

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @gnomedad:

    do these guys actually call themselves “Zionists”? Seems weird that that would trump “Christian” in her thumbnail bio.

    A form of intellectual daring intended to set her apart from the rest of the cheerleading pack. I believe she’s ingroup-identifying herself as a “realist” of the Kissinger/Pipes school — people who want to Destroy All Ay-rabs in service of a grand political theory, not just “they’re squatting on our oil”… and without the low-rent snake-handling religion cooties shared by the local Talibangelicals and those, you know, Israelite Hebrew people over there.

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    r€nato says:

    @Reality Check: so much of modern conservative politics is about grudges and resentment and payback, rather than, you know, governing and dealing with issues. Your comment is Exhibit A.

    “WAAAAAAH NOBODY LIKED BUSH SO WHATEVER OBAMBI DOES, I’M GOING TO TRASH IT! WORST PRESIDENT EVER! WORST PRESIDENT EVER! THAT’LL SHOW THEM! WAAAAAAAAH!!!”

    Brit was being quite generous. Your mentality is more like that of a 5 year old rather than a 12 year old.

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    @Surreality Unchecked: “Um, except that’s not what happened. “Line him up against the wall and shoot him” is a call for assassination, “don’t shoot him, even if its tempting” is an offensive joke.”

    Just like “don’t rape her, even if its tempting” or “don’t molest him, even if its tempting” are offensive jokes in your world?

    No wonder conservative comics are rare; they aren’t funny.

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    Reality Check says:

    @r€nato:

    Worst ever? Nah, Obambi is just the worst since Mr. Carter.

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    Marc says:

    @Reality Check:

    This is getting tiresome DougJ. Really, can’t you at least change the routine a little bit?

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    r€nato says:

    @Reality Check: you mean he’s not worse than Carter? You’re not watching enough Fox News, son. The meme is WORSE THAN CARTER. Toe the dogma line or they’ll yank your True Red-Blooded Christian Republican-American card.

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    Chris says:

    @Reality Check:

    Fun fact: I’ve been banned here about four times, but I always find a way back in.

    That’s… a much more incredibly sad commentary on you than you probably realize.

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    Reality Check says:

    @r€nato:

    Carter didn’t get REALLY bad until his last year, but I’m sure Obambi will top it. He just hasn’t quite done it yet.

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    r€nato says:

    @Reality Check: I can’t wait to hear your wailing and gnashing of teeth when Worst President Since Carter™ wins in 2012, against whatever hairball the Republican nomination process barfs up.

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    ET says:

    The GOP is in REEEEEEAL trouble if this flighty female is the future of the their party.

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    r€nato says:

    @Reality Check: man you are really trying hard to lose your conservatard street cred.

    Every single thing Obama the Kenyan muslim socialist dictator has done is the WORST EVER IN RECORDED HISTORY.

    What’s the matter, your bile ducts are blocked?

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    Chris says:

    @Anne Laurie:

    A form of intellectual daring intended to set her apart from the rest of the cheerleading pack.

    Also incredibly sad: apart from hippie-punching, support for Israel is probably the single most bipartisan enterprise in all of American politics. Hey, look at me! I’m so controversial I support Israel!

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    Cassidy says:

    @Reality Check: Man, that whole black man thing is a real hang up for you guys.

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    Chris says:

    @Odie Hugh Manatee:

    No wonder conservative comics are rare; they aren’t funny.

    Like someone here (I think) once said, conservative humor’s only funny if you consider bigotry or cruelty to be humorous. It’s funny enough for them, which I suppose is all that matters.

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    Reality Check says:

    @r€nato:

    Bwahaha! No President can win with unemployment at 9%. It just doesn’t happen in modern times. Start whining about how the Kochtopus hacked all the voting machines in Ohio and Pennsylvania right now, loser.

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    @Reality Check: “Fun fact: I’ve been banned here about four times, but I always find a way back in.”

    Dear Mr. Cole,

        Since this troll has has been banned and has admittedly and proudly returned four times now, can we please make it five? While this will not prevent the troll from returning, at least it would be forced to change names.

    Maybe they will come up with something more amusing next time.

                        Sincerely,
                        OHM, RE (Resident Evil)

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    Reality Check says:

    @Odie Hugh Manatee:

    I’ve already got about a half-dozen other proxies ready to go. Suck on it, “progressive”. I’m here to stay.

    Time to start using one of them, then. I’m putting you on time-out for annoying the fuck out of everyone on this thread. You’re welcome. -ABL

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    Xecky Gilchrist says:

    @Reality Check: that is indeed why Roosevelt lost in ’36.

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    Reality Check says:

    @Xecky Gilchrist:

    Since WWII its never happened. Never. Obambi is already toast. Romney already leads him as it is, and that’s before we start blanketing the airwaves (thanks, Citizens United!)

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    Chris says:

    @Odie Hugh Manatee:

    Since this troll has has been banned and has admittedly and proudly returned four times now, can we please make it five? While this will not prevent the troll from returning, at least it would be forced to change names.

    As long as permanent IP address bans are considered taboo, I don’t know why you’d even bother. If the worst that’s going to happen is that they’re in time out for a few days before coming back to the same flow of BS, you might as well just let them troll and forget banhammers altogether.

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    Mike in NC says:

    @JPL:

    Despite their 40+ year age difference, this young woman might just be that First Lady that Professor Gingrich has been dreaming of joining him in the Oval Office. Expect one of the GOP “debates” to be moved to UT Austin shortly so he can chat her up.

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    Lojasmo says:

    @Reality Check:

    It would hardly hurt to ban every IP within a hundred miles of your assfuck of a city, wherever that is.

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    @r€nato:

    I was just cleaning up a hairball my cat coughed up and it’s objecting to your disparaging statement associating them with the Republican presidential candidates. In its defense it argued that “after being a problem, at least we can be disposed of properly.”

    I can’t argue with that.

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    @Reality Check:

    Did I say that it would keep you away? I didn’t, did I you little piss ant. You have to be one young and stupid motherfucker.

    I would call you an asswipe but at least that’s useful. You’re just a useful idiot.

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    Karen says:

    Last week I talked about Christianity which I wasn’t sure I was right about.

    This week, I get to talk about Zionism, which even though I’m Jewish, I don’t know if I’m right about either.

    As far as I know, the word “Zionist” has always been code as a way to say “Jew” but not in a positive way, more as a way for an antisemite to really say a word that rhymes with “bike.” No Jewish person I know, no matter the sect, Reformed or Orthodox calls themselves a “Zionist.”

    Zionist means that they believe only Jews belong in Israel and while many Jews (I’m not one of them) believe that only Jews belong in Israel, they don’t call themselves “Zionists.”

    Now Messianic Zionists or “Jews for Jesus” call themselves “Zionists” and Christian Zionists who want to bring on the End of Days are “proud Zionists.” Of course, they want to slaughter Jews to accomplish this feat so they like dead Jews and LOVE Israel.

    As for the comment about Obama, she’s deadly serious. But let’s face it, I’m sure if Obama was assassinated people here like Uncle Clarence Thomas and Reality Check would be creaming themselves because they got their biggest wish without having to get their own hands dirty.

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    JenJen says:

    C’mon y’all!! It was a positive comment!!

    Good gawd, these people make me ill. Oh, and I’ll bet nobody’s surprised to learn she’s a Kochhead, currently working as the Social Media and Youth Outreach Intern for Americans for Prosperity:

    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/la.....34/682/66b

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    Anne Laurie says:

    @Chris: I just wish RC and Fourloko-chan could be introduced in the meatspace. The ensuing vicious, no-limits hatesex might peel paint and torture dogs’ ear within a Fukushima radius, but at least there’d be less crap around here for a while.

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    Elisabeth says:

    For some reason I really want some pie.

    And, fwiw, Ms. Pierce has deleted the tweet and apologized. Not excusing, just reporting.

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    PurpleGirl says:

    @Citizen_X: I’d wonder if she means “Christian Zionist” — one of crazy Rapture believers, an End Timer.

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    Jebediah says:

    @Cassidy:

    @Reality Check: He was my Commander in Chief. I went to war shitsack. What did you do? Buy a bumper sticker?

    He’s been spouting off all over, but hasn’t responded to this. I am wicked surprised by that.

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    @Chris:

    I would do it just to force a nym change once it is clear that the troll name is regularly recognized and derided immediately by regulars. Can that nym and make him come back under another so we can all try to guess what nym they are under next.

    It would be a good game with regular trolls. Much better than letting them build any type of online ‘rep’ they would get by becoming a recognized regular. It also pisses them off for that very reason. They have to start over. And over. And over.

    It’s a fun way to play with trolls instead of letting them become a recognizable fixture. I use it on the forums I manage and they get tired of it pretty fast. Some never do but they do get pissed at being regularly banned and forced to change things up to get back in.

    :)

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    rikyrah says:

    hee hee hee..

    that’s so funny…

    NOT

    lock this bitch up

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    Chris says:

    @Karen:

    As far as I know, the word “Zionist” has always been code as a way to say “Jew” but not in a positive way, more as a way for an antisemite to really say a word that rhymes with “bike.” No Jewish person I know, no matter the sect, Reformed or Orthodox calls themselves a “Zionist.”

    Zionism started out as a legit ideology, one that eventually led to the creation of the State of Israel, and something that people didn’t mind identifying themselves as.

    And no, it’s not always code for the K word: there are also people who use it the same way people on this blog use “Likudniks,” a way to differentiate the ideology from the group it sprang from, to say “we have a beef with this belief but we don’t have a beef with all Jews or Israelis as a people.” (Like when we say “Nazi,” “Communist” or “islamist” instead of saying “German,” “Russian” or “Muslim.”)

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    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    @Reality Check: And there was outrage from all quaters about that. Oh BTW when Hugo Chavez called President Bush the devil, Democrats including then Senator Obama condemned Chavez.

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    Mark B. says:

    Carter was actually a pretty damn good President, so I’d take worse than Carter, since that still leaves a lot of room between that and better than Reagan.

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    Corpsicle says:

    Ballon Juice has become a lot less interesting and relevant since trolls have been allowed and encouraged to hijack most threads.

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    Marc says:

    @Corpsicle:

    It’s seriously tiresome. The site would be helped, immensely, just by having a daily limit on the number of comments from any one IP address. Or at least a limit on replies per thread. It’s not uncommon to see people desperate for attention with 30 or 40 replies, enough to drown out everyone else.

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    Reality Check says:

    @Corpsicle:

    Ahh, I love the sound of liberal whining and bitching in the evening.

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    AxelFoley says:

    @ice weasel:

    With that face and that brain I’d say laurene has a big future making bukkake videos.

    So glad I wasn’t drinking anything near my monitor when I read this. LOL

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    Cassidy says:

    @Jebediah: I’m not. Pretty standard for his type.

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    Uriel says:

    @Reality Check:

    I’ve already got about a half-dozen other proxies ready to go.

    That is easily the most pathetic thing I’ve ever read.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Uriel: I take it you don’t read Jonah Goldberg then?

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    Gex says:

    @Chris: Too bad we can’t ban by mac address.

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    master c says:

    I hope I dont do anything harmful to her….as tempting as that may be.

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    Uriel says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Sad thing is, I have. And yet….

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    Soul On Ice says:

    Republican trolls do few things well in life, but one is taking a bad act committed by one of their own and flipping the script by dredging up some prior bad act by a Democrat. They put us on the defensive, for some reason, and think they can claim victory of us hypocrites.

    Not me though. Some obscure Democrat called for Rick Scott to be put up against the wall and shot? So. Fucking. What. This is a published threat against the POTUS. There’s a law against that, you know.

    I also couldn’t give a shit what the cute nickname du jour for Obama is around the right-wing noise machine. I called Bush an abortion of a president then and I would do the same today.

    Apologizing for the truth never gets us anywhere.

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    Alecmcc says:

    @gnomedad: Almost certainly the latter; I wondered also.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Uriel: Few are brave enough to admit it.

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    ABL says:

    Reality Check is on time out and is encouraged to get a life.

    eta: if dougj is reality check, i’m going to die laughing.

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    Sly says:

    @Silver:

    Is there anything that’s a bigger mark of a total asshole than being a “College Republican”?

    How can you possibly say that about the organization that gave us Lee Atwater, Roger Stone, Jack Abramoff, Grover Norquist, Ralph Reed, and Karl Rove?

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    Chris says:

    @ABL:

    You’re a good person, and you should feel good.

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    Alecmcc says:

    @Xecky Gilchrist: Not meaning to generalize, but folks in UT seem to have more class than the East Texas crowd, Austin excepted.

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    ABL says:

    @Odie Hugh Manatee: see, e.g., tim aka trollen aka kola noscopy.

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    Is there a reason people think it’s OK to go right to sexually degrading comments when a woman says something they don’t like — even something as appalling as this?

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @ABL: They are all the same person? One would never have guessed. Oh, wait, the personality shines through.

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    boss bitch says:

    @ABL:

    THANK YOUUUUUUUUUU!!! TIRED OF SEEING THAT ASSHOLE

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    Thomas R. says:

    He he, funny! I’d like to kick her teeth down her f**kin throat.

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    Ripley says:

    Reality, Check please!

    “I can’t… I can’t… sorry. Oops. PROXIES!

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    Lojasmo says:

    @Soul On Ice:

    Calling Bush an abortion is a disservice to a legitimate medical procedure.

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    steve says:

    Lauren has just protected her tweets and removed her picture and profile info. Guess things aren’t going too well for her after her little joke.

    Now we’ll hear the usual “but but but FREEDOM OF SPEECH!” whining from the wingers. Why do they think the First Amendment magically insulates them from the consequences of saying assholish things?

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    Woodrowfan says:

    thank you ABL. You can ban RC. If I wanted to see that big of an asshole I’d have become a proctologist.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @steve:

    Why do they think the First Amendment magically insulates them from the consequences of saying assholish things?

    Idiocy. Egotism. Lack of education. Because, shut up, that’s why. Those will do for starters.

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    khead says:

    Wow. This thread turned out to be trollalicious.

    A guy can’t go get a decent meal…..

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    Ben Cisco says:

    Thank you ABL, and may the Prophets guide your path.

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    otto says:

    I don’t really give a shit who says it. It’s wrong no matter what.

    It is predictable, however, that a right winger would have a few examples of bad Democrats to put out there when a Republican does something wrong.

    So, there is that.

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    otto says:

    @Thomas R.: That’s ridiculous. Don’t say stuff like this. It’s unnecessarily violent.

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    JCT says:

    @Jebediah: 100% classic for these hopeless losers. They all want to grow up to be chicken hawks and send other people’s children to war. They have “other priorities”, you see.

    One of my favorite Salon threads was when I asked some flaming asshole young republican why he didn’t just enlist and put some skin in the game since he was such a warmonger. The idiot replied that the Airborne would be thrilled to have him and that he did have…. a DRAFT CARD! The hilarity that ensued over him “going to war and killing the evil brown people with his draft card” (fatal paper cuts?) was awesome. Even shut the little fucker up for awhile.

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    Chris says:

    @steve:

    Why do they think the First Amendment magically insulates them from the consequences of saying assholish things?

    What’s funny is the way this contrasts with their attitude towards “political correctness” and anything else that feels like it’s restricting their ability to hurl abuse on bitches, darkies and fairies. And who just tell them to “grow some thicker skin,” “get over it,” “tough it out” whenever they object.

    But don’t anyone say mean things about them.

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    MazeDancer says:

    Ms. Pierce locked her Twitter, so her tweets are no longer viewable, but @ tweets aren’t locked. And someone was asking her about her posting on FaceBook “Israel is the only good country in the Middle East.”

    Definitely Fox in her future.

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    Xecky Gilchrist says:

    @Alecmcc: Not meaning to generalize, but folks in UT seem to have more class than the East Texas crowd, Austin excepted.

    Nice of you to say (I have little experience with Texas), but I guess College Repubs are repugnant everywhere. The ones we have here are real prizes.

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    karen marie says:

    @Alecmcc: I came very close to relocating to east Texas. I really dodged a bullet on that.

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    Richard says:

    I wonder if she and her GOPer friends exercise their right to free speech by going into crowded theaters and screaming “Fire!’, you know, just as a “joke”.

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    JWL says:

    Lest We Forget: “Watch what you say”.

    So spoke press secretary Ari Fleischer in 2001 (or was it 2003?).

    It was the era when the Man From Crawford rode tall in the saddle. Part Lincoln, part Churchill, a veritable American Caesar, an American Christ.

    That Lone Star bimbo was 8 or 9 years old back then. The ignorant wretch had no more chance than did a child of the Hitler Youth movement in Nazi Germany. She was finished before she ever got started.

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    eemom says:

    I think little Princess Pierce is likely back at Daddy’s Texas manse this evening, safely locked in her room weeping large crocodile tears….and that Daddy and the UT President were none too pleased this afternoon to make the sudden acquaintance of some Secret Service gentlemen woefully lacking in senses of humor.

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    Nancy Irving says:

    @JGabriel: Oxymoron. All GOPers are frozen in an adolescent state.

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    The Spy Who Loved Me says:

    Yes, it was a stupid joke, in quite poor taste. As a young adult, she should really know better. However, saying that she called for Obama’s assassination is just silly.

    As a side note, the guy that shot at the White House obviously wasn’t trying to assassinate Obama either. Obama wasn’t there. He’s just a mentally ill man with some sort of fixation on the White House.

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    Richard says:

    In some sense, I feel sorry for her, because this highly public bit of idiocy is going to follow her around for a long, long time. She better hope that she gets a job with the GOP, because I suspect that any company that comes across this tweet isn’t going to be too keen on hiring her, even if they are 100% for conservative causes. Who wants a someone who is obviously a loose cannon around to potentially embarrass their brand?

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    @TooManyJens:

    Is there a reason people think it’s OK to go right to sexually degrading comments when a woman says something they don’t like—even something as appalling as this?

    Because when someone is temporarily overcome with loathing towards another person, the first word that comes to mind via Pavlovian response is usually the most hateful, insulting thing you can say. From that point, it’s about whether you have the impulse control not to give into that initial Pavlovian response. Because when you really want to hurt someone with words, you go for the worst ones and you frequently don’t care about things like gender fairness or respect for cultural heritage.

    Case in point: I had literally never uttered the C-word even once in my life prior to watching the 2008 GOP National Convention. I sat through Palin’s speech in mounting fury until she got to the bit about “community organizers” at which point I SCREAMED it at the TV at the top of my lungs. My roommate rushed in actually alarmed that I’d hurt myself. To my recollection, I have never used it since, though exposure to creatures like Michele Bachmann, Jan Brewer and other conservative traitors to their gender constantly prod the mental cage I keep it locked up in.

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    Tehanu says:

    @Cassidy:

    Do these dumbass Republican women realize that if the civil war their male counterparts secretly crave happens, that they will be officially relegated to base camp blowjob toy? Are they really that stupid?

    Yes. Yes, they are.

    @Lojasmo:

    Hear, hear.

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    Gex says:

    @TooManyJens: Yes. They’ve been so socialized to it they don’t see it. Or they argue that b—h, c–t, p—y are no longer sexist, they are just insults.

    I hear that a lot about gay. For some reason using gay as an insult is no longer supposed to be offensive to gays because people can’t see the transitive properties of “to be.”

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    worn says:

    Late to the thread as always but I don’t know if anyone followed the ABC link in ABL’s post. I did, and then clicked a second one that talked about Ortega-Hernandez. In the space of 2 minutes the reporter managed to bring “drugs” into the story, as well as trying to tie him to those nefarious OWS protesters.

    Getting less play was the fact he was routinely staying in Hampton Inns (that particular pattern was what helped law enforcement nab him so quickly).

    Good God, the hippie punching…Just. Never. Stops. This crap just makes me scream.

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    @ABL:

    Thanks but I figured that it was the same shithead, I was just avoiding acknowledging that he exists. :)

    A time out isn’t a ban John, make Special Timmeh show us his leet skillz in creating a new nym and finding a proxy. He loves the bit of attention it gets him.

    As Special Timmeh knows well from endlessly fondling himself while posting here, it’s the small things in life that matter.

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    Jebediah says:

    @Cassidy:
    Yeah – too chickenshit to go fight in a war they support, and too chickenshit even to directly reply about it to someone who did serve. Profiles in Courage, those dudes…

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    suzanne says:

    @Anne Laurie:

    I just wish RC and Fourloko-chan could be introduced in the meatspace.

    I love that my pet name for our resident crackhead is catching on.

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    Uncle Clarence Thomas says:

    .
    .
    @cathyx:

    It’s not right no matter who says it.

    Quite correct, even if your whole family has been dronedeathed.
    .
    .

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    suzanne says:

    @ABL:

    see, e.g., tim aka trollen aka kola noscopy.

    Oh, yes. Kola Noscopy. The lovely person who suggested that Jerry Sandusky’s child victims really, REALLY enjoyed their rape.

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    suzanne says:

    @TooManyJens:

    Is there a reason people think it’s OK to go right to sexually degrading comments when a woman says something they don’t like—even something as appalling as this?

    Gotta love that patriarchy. Removes any disincentive to treat women like people.

    I neer figured out, though, how it’s supposed to be degrading to be fucked, yet it’s a compliment to be selected to be fucked. Or something. That patriarchy isn’t the most logical dude.

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    White girls, am I right?

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    Jebediah says:

    @suzanne:

    Oh, yes. Kola Noscopy. The lovely person who suggested that Jerry Sandusky’s child victims really, REALLY enjoyed their rape.

    Well, to be fair, he only claimed that none of us KNEW FOR SURE that the victim didn’t enjoy it… I like to think that I have been around long enough to not be too surprised by the vile shit people will say/type, but I think my jaw literally dropped when I read that. I really couldn’t believe my eyes.

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    You know exactly what the fuck I’m talking about

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    Hahahhaha damn Kola Noscopy, challenger to the throne…… BJ lives

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    There is a certain type of privileged white female college student and she either grows up to ruin her children or ruin her children while also betraying America

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    Seriously, blonde fascist Frauen, fucking crazy, campuses just overflowing with them, unable to put together any thought more coherent than an engraved invitation

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    @Anne Laurie:

    Look. I feel it’s ethical to drop the veil a little and point out that trolling is a leisure activity engaged in by normal people, completely indistinguishable from the vitriol of front page BJ posts in anything but degree, and it’s also much more endearing in person, especially to frustrated and disgruntled liberals, they will lap it right up

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    @Jebediah:

    I guess I missed that thread. I half can’t believe anybody would think something like that, and half rather depressingly know that lots of people do. There’s something about people who have taken a beating–metaphorically–that brings out the worst in some people. Instead of sympathizing with them, or wanting to help the victim, they feel contempt for them and, if anything, are pissed off that the victim didn’t suffer more. I guess that maybe a psychologist could tell us why this happens; I’d like to know what’s wrong with people like that that they can look at a 10 year old rape victim and feel like it was the rapist who somehow got the raw deal.

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    I bet this little camper is right in line for her MRS certification. If she’s smart she’ll YouTube her way into the heart of a million 50-year-old Ron Paulers before the headlines slip away

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    The Spy Who Loved Me says:

    I find it a little disturbing that ABL puts people in “time out” for the offense of violating the echo chamber. I guess one must toe the “company line” of BJ in order not to get the ban hammer.

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    Anyone who finds my previous post sexist needs to seriously think about conservative women and the philosophy they espouse and how they invariably practice it in real life

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    No one of importance says:

    @TooManyJens:
    “Is there a reason people think it’s OK to go right to sexually degrading comments when a woman says something they don’t like”

    Why yes. It’s called sexism. Isn’t it attractive?

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    Jebediah says:

    @Horrendo Slapp (formerly Jimperson Zibb, Duncan Dönitz, Otto Graf von Pfmidtnöchtler-Pízsmőgy, Mumphrey, et al.):
    Yeah, in a few minutes I got over my surprise and remembered that lots of people are seriously damaged.
    BTW I like the new nym – I think my favorite previous one is “Duncan Donitz.” Don’t know why but it makes me hungry…

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    Lysana says:

    @The Spy Who Loved Me: Don’t tempt me to accuse you of being Anne Laurie in drag.

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    harlana says:

    there’s a lot of talk on this thread about this young “lady” becoming Mrs. Gingrich #4. I think that might be appropriate punishment for her transgression.

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    gelfling545 says:

    “The worst president we’ve ever had” And she bases this on what – her years of experience? her deep study & understanding of history? This may well be the first (or 2nd) president whose name she knows.

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    xian says:

    worst thread ever

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    Bradley Thomas Horton says:

    Republicans are the most out of touch group anywhere on the planet

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    Social Outcast says:

    So a right-wing college student said something stupid and offensive. Why isn’t the mainstream media covering this amazingly trivial story? I’m ready to get all outraged about what a single 20-year old jokes to her numbnut friends.

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    flukebucket says:

    I used to get lots of calls here at work from the College Republicans looking for the owner.

    I once told one that I did not realize Republicans went to college and that I thought they all thought the Earth was flat and 6,000 years old.

    She hung up on me and I have never gotten another call from them.

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    Ben Cisco says:

    Of Tweets and Twits | My Ready Room
    __No one has ever accused College Republicans of being the brightest people in any room (even if that room included David Brooks, the cast of Jersey Shore, and the odd Kardashian or two), but…

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    Paul in KY says:

    @Karen: I believe some of the people who started the movement to Palestine back in the 19th century (Theodore Herzl, etc.) called themselves Zionists.

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    Paul in KY says:

    @Odie Hugh Manatee: We had one on Salon (started out as RealName & then had about 40 other names), who sorta enjoyed changing his name to thwart the strict Salon security.

    You always knew who it was, no matter the name, due to his special style.

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    Marc says:

    @Gex:

    It’s also impossible to know whether they lost control (Alan has a good point on that) or whether they’re a reactionary posing as a liberal or whether they’re a troll just looking for attention. In either of the latter two cases they’ll looking to make the topic about me me me. In the middle case they’re trying to change the subject to the bad “liberal” from whatever else people were talking about.

    I think it’s better just not to give them oxygen.

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    TenguPhule says:

    Is there a reason people think it’s OK to go right to sexually degrading comments when a woman says something they don’t like—even something as appalling as this?

    A whore by any other name is still a whore.

    Its just arguing over prices now.

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    burritoboy says:

    AA+ bonds:

    I wouldn’t be so sure about that. All right: I’ll admit it, I was a Young Republican in college for about eight weeks in 1993. I found it so boring and tedious that I ignored them after that. My suggestion that we’d better figure out our own actual economic policy before Clinton steamrolled us was not particularly well-thought of.

    Anyways, wingnut welfare for a good-looking WASP female is very generous – there’s so few of them that Pierce literally is worth her weight in diamonds.

    Women in college who are just looking for a rich husband don’t join the College Republicans, and certainly wouldn’t be a President of a very large important chapter like UT. Pierce is more than a little strange – in my experience, the young women in College Republicans are typically women gunning for Wall Street jobs and not ones aiming for a Mrs. degree. They’re typically Chicago School economics types. There are the conservative Catholic women grouping, but Pierce is dressed way too sexy to be in that crowd – and the conservative Catholic women tend to avoid leadership roles except in the narrower right to life organizations.

    I would say she’s almost certainly aiming to be a Congressional/Senatorial staffer or on the wingnut welfare circuit.

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    Hey Ballon Juice, I heard a random guy with no power or elected office say something bad about Obama too- contact me and I’ll give you the details and you can make that into some sort of front-page story.

    (you’re really digging the bottom of the barrel to come up with these stories, aren’t you? What a joke!)

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    fasteddie9318 says:

    @A Conservative Teacher: Hey, cool, it’s An Argument for Home Schooling Your Child! Keep the valuable contributions coming, Argument!

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    @Villago Delenda Est:

    This young woman needs to spend some time someplace other than Texas, where there are a few liberals who may enlighten her. She looks as if she just might be the kind of girl who joined the College Republicans because someone told her there were a lot of rich guys there and she might get her MRS. degree that way.

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    Rome Again says:

    @r€nato:

    Don’t forget the Inquisitions.

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    Rome Again says:

    @MeDrewNotYou:

    I’ve been noticing a trend of late that the Christians are getting very insistent that they LOVE Israel (while at the same time trying to convert every single Jew to Christianity). I read yesterday, in a Jews for Judaism piece (a critique on Christian missionaries trying to convert Jews), that Replacement Theology was dead (I did a double take). I don’t think it’s dead so much as it’s gone underground and been replaced by a hypocritical LOVE of Israel.

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