Inquiring Minds Want…No…Need To Know

Like Soonergrunt, I’ve been AWOL on the story of the millennium, the apotheosis (into Wingnut Heaven, AKA Google-is-forever-purgatory) of George Tierney Jr. of Greenville, SC.

But in honor of Hilary Rosner Rosen and brigades of clueless Village hive-mind nodes, I think we really need to know:  what does Mitt Romney think of his fervent supporter, George Tierney Jr. of Greenville SC?

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Does he stand by his characterization of Sandra Fluke? Or of our president?  I believe the question needs to be asked, since such a prominent supporter — just Google, George Tierney Jr. of Greenville, SC — has expressed himself so unmistakably about the character of and epithets appropriate to President Obama and Ms. Sandra Fluke.

If the media does not press Mr. Romney or his spokesmen and surrogates on this matter, how is the electorate to judge whether or not Mr. Romney agrees with the words of George Tierney Jr. of Greenville, SC, who has made it so clear how deeply he hopes Mr.  Romney will defeat the new sheriff President Obama?

Perhaps one need not ask.

Given that so many have simply concluded that Hilary Rosner Rosen [do brain bubbles dream of electric sheep?], who has no connection with the White House, does speak for the President, how can we doubt that misogynist and racist rhetoric from George Tierney Jr. of Greenville, SC similarly expresses the deepest views, the from-the-heart conviction of the Romney campaign.

How not?

And on a happier note — one of the real pleasures of sharing living quarters with a twelve year old is that you come into contact with stuff like this.

I’m not sure what it says about me, but I find it ridiculously amusing.

Image:  Quentin Massys,An Allegory of Folly, early 16th c. — and yes, I often look for an excuse to post this picture.

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39 replies
  1. 1
    Redshift says:

    Er, that’s Hilary Rosen, not Rosner.

  2. 2
    Redshift says:

    Reposting from below…

    Oh, joy, “No Labels” is now following me on Twitter! Even their brief Twitter profile is idiotic and full of fail:

    We are about the politics of problem solving. Stop fighting. Start fixing. First fix: #NoBudgetNoPay

    Problem that if it were “solved” would make no material difference to the country’s well-being? Check.

    Obsession with process, not policy? Check.

    Even within that, picking an issue that just happens to be a current wingnut talking point, even though it’s entirely the fault of the wingnuts? Check and check.

    And they wonder why they never get a groundswell of support from anyone but Friedman and his ilk…

  3. 3
    someguy says:

    I’m glad you’re on the case of this George Tierney chap because if you weren’t here to raise the issue, the story might go completely uncovered.

    Say, has he been fired & lost his home yet? Because if he hasn’t we need another couple mentions of him and that employment agency he works for.

  4. 4
    yopd1 says:

    Any standing the Catholic Church had with respect to reproductive rights (and they didn’t have much) just got tossed out the window, run over by a bulldozer and shit upon by an elephant.

  5. 5
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    And on a happier note—one of the real pleasures of sharing living quarters with a twelve year old is that you come into contact with stuff like this:

    Too funny. I’ve spent the last few days in Phoenix with a great-niece who graduated from 8th grade last week, and over the weekend I introduced the entire family to “Lime in the Coconut.” I am a WAY COOL great-aunt, I might just add.

  6. 6
    Tom Levenson says:

    @Redshift: Fixt. Thx.

  7. 7
    Tom Levenson says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Way cool or diabolical. That’s an ear worm decades don’t extract.

  8. 8
    Tom Levenson says:

    @someguy: Well, yes.

    A feast is as good as enough, as my great uncle would say at every opportunity. (Adding, at breakast, “one egg is un oeuf.”

    And yes again. I would pick your pocket.

  9. 9
    daveNYC says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Did you introduce it via Reservoir Dogs? Cause that’d be totally awesome.

  10. 10

    The saga of George Tierney Jr. of Greenville, SC makes my teeth hurt.

  11. 11
    Mark S. says:

    I am unfamiliar with Quentin Matsys. He was apparently a master at painting hideously ugly people.

    If he were alive today, would he try his hand at George Tierney Jr. of Greenville, SC?

  12. 12
    Left Coast Tom says:

    @someguy: Read his interview, linked in Soonergrunt’s post below…he doesn’t work for an employment agency. He pumps gas.

    Nobody’s going to fire him from that job unless he lights the place on fire.

  13. 13
    gbear says:

    @Mark S.: If he were alive today he would be Chris Mars, the original drummer for The Replacements.

  14. 14
    Mark S. says:

    @gbear:

    Jesus, I’m going to have nightmares.

  15. 15
    Anya says:

    Since this is an open thread – I never thought there was anyone more loathsome than Pamela Geller but Ayaan Hirsi Ali takes the cake. She’s blaming the killing of the innocent Norwegian kids on censorship.

    Fourthly and finally, that one man who killed 77 people in Norway, because he fears that Europe will be overrun by Islam, may have cited the work of those who speak and write against political Islam in Europe and America – myself among them – but he does not say in his 1500 page manifesto that it was these people who inspired him to kill. He says very clearly that it was the advocates of silence. Because all outlets to express his views were censored, he says, he had no other choice but to use violence.

  16. 16
    Randy P says:

    My daughters are grown and have left the nest, so I never hear about cool new TV shows or youtubes.

    But several times I’ve passed on links that I got here. So thanks to BJ, I’m being mistaken for a cool dad.

    “Wow, dad, you read xkcd?”

  17. 17
    Soonergrunt says:

    @Mark S.: No. I’m sure that George Tierney, Jr. of Greenville, South Carolina will soon be immortalized by Jon McNaughton

    @Tom Levenson, Top: I bow my head, Sir. I defer to class, and that certain je ne sais quoi.

  18. 18
    gbear says:

    @Mark S.: Yes, it’s pretty scary stuff. Chris’ brother suffered from extreme mental illness and it’s obviously influenced his art.

  19. 19
    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    @Redshift:

    And they wonder why they never get a groundswell crotchswell of support from anyone but Friedman and his ilk…

    Fix’t.

    George Tierney Jr. of Greenville, South Carolina, is the gift of stupid that keeps on giving. A totally uncorked fountain of stupid.

  20. 20
    Mark S. says:

    @Soonergrunt:

    As long as he’s surrounded by George Washington, Ronald Reagan, and Jesus. Oh, and Obama and Sandra Fluke will be burning the Constitution in the background.

  21. 21
    JGabriel says:

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    Tom Levenson @ Top:

    IIf the media does not press Mr. Romney or his spokesmen and surrogates on this matter, how is the electorate to judge whether or not Mr. Romney agrees with the words of George Tierney Jr. of Greenville, SC, who has made it so clear how deeply he hopes Mr. Romney will defeat the new sheriff President Obama?
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    Perhaps one need not ask.

    You are correct — one need not ask. MANY need ask, their question ringing in unison off the hillsides until Romney answers or collapses under the weight of its reverberations!

    We must know! Will Rmoney stand by most his steadfast supporter — one George Tierney, Jr., of Greenville, SC — or DENY him, and BETRAY him to the liberal hordes?

    The American Public has the right to know where Mitt Romney stands on this issue, goddammit, and the Media must act!

    .

  22. 22
    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    @Mark S.:

    As long as he’s surrounded by George Washington, Ronald Reagan, Jesus and his disciples, all facing a worshipful throng of scantily clad women. Oh, and Obama and Sandra Fluke will be in the background burning the Constitution and roasting a bald eagle with it while Nancy Pelosi and George Soros are looking on with evil smiles on their faces, rubbing their hands together gleefully.

    Enhanced and improved for accuracy.

  23. 23
    PhoenixRising says:

    There is still a job called “pumping gas”? Link or it didn’t happen.

  24. 24
    joes527 says:

    @Left Coast Tom: That interview is what leaves me uncomfortable with all the pointing and laughing. I am not in the field, so my diagnosis isn’t worth the paper it is printed on, but the interview left me with the impression that he may have mental health issues.

    Laughing at the lunatics in the asylum used to be great sport, but just isn’t to my taste.

  25. 25
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @daveNYC: Truly I am way cool, but I’m not so awesome as all that. Harry Nilsson, not Res Dogs.

    O/T, I am just amazed at the Arizona climate. Earlier today the outside temp (according to the infodashboardthing in my car) was one-fucking-hundred-and-fucking-eleven degrees Fahrenheit. Thassrite, 111 F. But now I am in Flagstaff, which is a mile and heavy change elevation, and the overnight temps are going to be in the mid-to-low 40s. Just amazing, an almost 70-degree difference in a matter of hours.

  26. 26
    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    @PhoenixRising:

    Maybe he really lives in Oregon? It’s against the law to pump your own gas here.

    Unless you have a motorcycle. Then it’s all yours!

  27. 27
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Tom Levenson: Your great uncle was my mother.

  28. 28
    Yutsano says:

    @Odie Hugh Manatee: Or New Jersey. But that would just be too ironic-like.

  29. 29
    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    @Yutsano:

    Now that made me heartily LOL!

    Maybe he’s from Belle Isle Asylum? (ATHF reference)

    “Gentlemen, I have just made love to this machine, and I don’t know why!”

  30. 30

    If people are going to mess with George Tierney Jr. of Greenville, SC they should at least write it as “Romney supporter George Tierney Jr. of Greenville, SC.”

  31. 31
    Chris Grrr™ says:

    @JGabriel: Thank you. It would be criminally irresponsible not to speculate about the GOP leadership’s explicit views of ROMNEY SUPPORTER George Tierney, Jr. of Greenville, South Carolina (props, @John – A Motley Moose!).

  32. 32
    trollhattan says:

    @SiubhanDuinne:

    Once had a job that required occasional trips to the Phoenix metroplex. One time it hit a buck-eighteen… and then it rained. “A dry heat” my soggy ass.

    It was on those trips I concluded my “too much heat makes you stupid” theory was correct. Arizona takes what occurs in Bakersfield and Red Bluff to a whole other level.

    Enjoy the high country–now that’s not a bad place to hang.

    George Tierney Jr. of Greenville, South Carolina, OTOH, would fit right in in Phoenix. Sheriff Joe would hire him as a PR dood.

  33. 33
    Jebediah says:

    @joes527:
    That’s where I’ve ended up, too. Thinking that he may be actually off his rocker for real, and not just an obnoxious asshole, has taken the fun out of pointing and laughing.

  34. 34
    Nutella says:

    @John – A Motley Moose:

    If people are going to mess with George Tierney Jr. of Greenville, SC they should at least write it as “Romney supporter George Tierney Jr. of Greenville, SC.”

    Wouldn’t that be Romney surrogate? Nobody says supporter any more.

  35. 35
    George Tierney of Greenville, South Carolina says:

    IOKIYAR.

    Republicans never receive the same scrutiny that Dems do.

  36. 36
    Sly says:

    @yopd1:

    The unnamed girl’s mother and doctors were excommunicated for agreeing to Wednesday’s emergency abortion yet the Church has not taken formal steps against the stepfather, who is in custody. Jose Cardoso Sobrinho, the conservative regional archbishop for Pernambuco where the girl was rushed to hospital, has said that the man would not be thrown out of the Church, because although he had allegedly committed “a heinous crime”, the Church took the view that “the abortion, the elimination of an innocent life, was more serious”.

    FUCK. YOU.

  37. 37
    fuckwit says:

    I think that Romney surrogate George Tierney Jr. of Greenville, SC should have a lunch date with Bill O’Reilly. They should go to a middle-eastern restaurant; I hear Bill O’Reilly likes falafel a lot.

    Maybe they could join Rick Santorum to get an expert opinion about man-on-dog.

    This is 2012. Watch your ass. If you are a douchebag, everyone will about know it, FOREVER.

  38. 38
    Svensker says:

    And on a happier note—one of the real pleasures of sharing living quarters with a twelve year old is that you come into contact with stuff like this.

    I loved that! Thank your 12 year old for me.

  39. 39
    J R says:

    Raping little kids isn’t at all funny, but the institutional reaction to it says something about the institutions reacting.

    I think the catholic church is at least as sick as the rapist in this story, perhaps even sicker, as they are an institution, rather than an ill individual. Think of it – there must have been meetings to decide that the rapist should not be excommunicated, and that the mother and doctors should be.

    People we would have otherwise thought human have decided in their “wisdom” to punish those helping the rape victim, and to help the rapist. These folk are actually much sicker than the rapist in the story.

    Their evil is an institutional evil, an evil built into their belief structure. They shouldn’t be allowed to be alone with someone under the age of majority. They shouldn’t be allowed to use the public airwaves for any purpose. They should be required to pay taxes on their limos and art and blocks of urban real estate.

    I have to stop now, so I won’t humiliate myself.

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