Drinking With Wonkette

Getting hammered with Jim Newell and Rebecca Schoenkopf from Wonkette.


(John made me get my iPad out at the bar for this bullshit post. – ABLxx)

151 replies
  1. 1
    Chris W says:

    Khakis. He bought khakis.

  2. 2
    Wag says:

    Time to
    Join you. I’m having a local micro from Crazy Mountain Brewery in Edwards CO. Horseshoes and hand grenades. Yum.

  3. 3
    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    What! No Parley with JimRob or Eric son of Eric??

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    taylormattd says:

    OMFG. You are confusing me by combining my two blog homes!

    Also Cole, be careful of the Wonkette Editrix, she may well be on the prowl.

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    Joshua Norton says:

    OK, that one’s a keeper. Mme. Editrix from Wonkette is looking especially fetching this evening as well.

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    Walker says:

    @Chris W:

    Those look like shorts to me.

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    I love that the women aren’t hiding their faces but the men are. Y’all are weenies. bawk-BAWK-bawk-BAWK….

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    SmallAxe says:

    ABL loving these posts. Listen big man love ya too but from one to another lose the horizontal stripes, that’s like Big Dude fashion 101.

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    Ash Can says:

    It’s not working, Cole, we can still see you.

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    Ms. D. Ranged in AZ (formerly IrishGirl) says:

    Jim and John could be twins! Cole is clearly not hammered enough….keep the libations pouring.

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    Lindsay Graham says all anyone needs to know about the modern Republican Party:

    “We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term.”

    Right. The Republican Party is the party of angry white guys. Even they admit it.

    Good to know. Maybe this explains all of those Voter ID laws … ya think?!

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    Ash Can says:

    @SmallAxe: He loves the Steelers so much that he wants to look like Heinz Field.

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    Drive it like you stole it.

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    deep tin says:


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    @Ms. D. Ranged in AZ (formerly IrishGirl):

    Cole is clearly not hammered enough…

    None of them are hammered enough! Everyone is standing in that picture, fer crying out loud!

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    GxB says:

    Come on Cole – cowboy up, it’s not like you’re Cthulhu or Cantor or some hideous McConnell doppelganger. Use a bit of reverse psychology on ’em and get your mug in every shot you can, the less apropos the better – before long you’ll have the peace you were searching for all along.

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    Violet says:

    @SmallAxe: Yeah, no kidding. This is what, shirt #3 with horizontal stripes? Just say no to horizontal stripes, John!

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    Joshua Norton says:

    Forget it Newell. We can still tell you’re a ginger behind that hand.

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    raven says:

    @Ash Can: Looks more like the Smurf Turf at Boise.

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    TexasMango says:

    @Southern Beale: I think it’s funny that he uses the term “generating”. He’s not just admitting that their base is angry white males, he’s admitting that they create them with their bullshit and propaganda.

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    freelancer says:


    This. Love the reluctantly public Cole.

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    TexasMango says:

    @Joshua Norton: Gingers can be hot. See Michael Fassbender.

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    WaterGirl says:

    Love the solidarity between Jim Newell and Cole.
    And I love this “bullshit post”.

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    mai naem says:

    This looks like a shot to go along with “Call me Maybe”

    Also too, I don’t think he bought khakis. I think he’s wearing shorts.

    Also also too, I hope y’all are going go to Morning Ho and meet Charlie Pierce. I’m assuming he’s going to be there.

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    elisabeth says:

    Is John’s fly open?!

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    Ash Can says:

    @Southern Beale: Seeing as state-level Republicans in both PA and WI have come right out and said that the voter ID laws are to help Republicans win elections, um, yeah.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @mai naem: Why would Charlie Pierce be at Morning Joe’s?

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    slightly_peeved says:


    Yeah, if he’s Cthulu, hiding the top half of his face wouldn’t help.

    If there’s a Great Old One anywhere in that household, it’s Tunch.

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    jl says:

    Nice of Newell to show some symbolic solidarity with the crazy cranky dude who shall not be named. Some might call it patronizing, but I would never do that.

    Is that the beautiful and talented polymath Editrix of Wonkette standing by ABL? She seems to be trying to signal something. Distress call? Dx of whatever is up with the crabby guy, what?

    ABL looks very fetching, and fun and friendly and cheerful as always.

    Thanks, crabby guy.

    Edit: Or, thanks ABL for following your commander’s authorization to post an apparently authorized pic.

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    Ms. D. Ranged in AZ (formerly IrishGirl) says:

    @Southern Beale:

    Everyone is standing in that picture

    Do you think John needs to be on the floor drunk to get a shot of his face? Wouldnt we just see a drooly John?

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    At this point, I am largely convinced that John Cole does not actually have a face.

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    LanceThruster says:

    I hope Cole’s aversion to cameras doesn’t reach Princess Di levels.

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    Joe1347 says:

    What a cute couple

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    Keith G says:

    @mai naem: Isn’t khaki a color?

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    slightly_peeved says:


    Note to JC, or JG or whatever: even if you don’t think you’re easy on the eye, if you have your arm around a lady who is, be proud. Give us a smile.

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    jl says:

    What is up with Cole not showing his face?

    If I remember correctly,a zombied out insomniac unshaven Cole staggered to some mirror in his house at 4 AM or some such god forsaken hour, snapped a pic that was so gnarly and scary, it looked like a poster for some upcoming horror pic.

    Edit: and he posted that damn pic, that filled up the whole screen, damn near gave me a heart attack.

    Can Cole look worse than that now? While basking in the glow of hot chicks galore (and Newell for whatever that’s worth)? WTF?

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    Ron says:

    What’s with the face hiding? It’s not like you haven’t released your pic before.

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    jl says:

    @slightly_peeved: Damn straight. and Cole’s got two of them right there. And no, Cole, Newell don’t all that much better than you, so he is no excuse.

    (Apologize to Newell, but we are doing an intervention for Cole, here, so gotta tell the truth).

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    Steeplejack says:


    Okay, even I (no fashion plate) have to say, what is the deal with the horizontal stripes?! Do you have a fashion death wish?

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    The Dangerman says:

    I think a name change is in order (Easy Smiling, Really White Teeth, Black Lady?).

    ETA: Heather didn’t already run away screaming in terror, I hope.

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    @jl: She looks like she’s flashing gang signs.

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    BGinCHI says:

    Just when this blog was set to turn a profit.

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    Spaghetti Lee says:

    John and Jim, yer a big pair of babies. I don’t consider myself all that attractive, but I don’t hide my face whenever someone gets the camera out.

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    Steeplejack says:


    Good one.

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    mai naem says:

    @WaterGirl: He wouldn’t. I meant it as two separate requests and, well, he’s posted here a few times so he can’t not like hanging out with BJ’rs can he?

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    John O says:

    What fun! Please tell them both I think they’re very funny and they have a BJ daily reader.

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    Anya says:

    I love Jim and Rebecca!

    John, you were not supposed to wear that thing you’re wearing when you first met awesome Wonkette Editrix. You’re not representin man.

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    YellowJournalism says:

    My dream for this convention is to have John or ABL get interviewed by John Oliver or someone for a Daily Show skit. John could cover his face the entire time.

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    mantooth says:

    Jesus, Mac’s Speed Shop – where Account’s Receivable goes to play biker.

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    YellowJournalism says:

    @The prophet Nostradumbass: It kind of resembles a very awkward “shocker” of sorts.

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    Citizen_X says:

    @The prophet Nostradumbass: That must be the Wonkette gang sign. Which means that Cole and Newell are throwing the Balloon Juice gang sign: a hand over the face.

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    SmallAxe says:


    LMAO Win!

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    Ed Dane Defender of Donuts says:

    The guys should just don masks (Sarah Palin and Richard Nixon maybe?) to hide themselves from the rest of the world. Glad you are having fun.

    In other news I think I will go on an after Labor Day excursion. No crowds expected!

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @YellowJournalism: I want Luke Russert to try to interview ABL. I suspect she might have a few unpleasant truths to present to our favorite Beltway celebuatante.

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    WaterGirl says:

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    Mnemosyne says:

    I think the men hiding their faces is supposed to be A Thing.

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    PurpleGirl says:

    @Steeplejack: Too bad the English “What Not to Wear” isn’t on anymore. Cole would be a candidate for a fashion intervention and upgrade.

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    mai naem says:

    @Keith G: I dunno, I take khaki to be chinos(pants or shorts.) I don’t know crap about fashion. Almost anything can be a color. I was forced to look this up(I would do this only for BJ.) Khaki is an Indian word and it means both the color and the fabric.

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    Mary G says:

    Open Letter to John Cole.

    Soon you will be too big for us little people.

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    jl says:


    “I think I would tell all of you to go to hell.”

    Good chance Cole will to tell us to go to hell no matter what we say.

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    dead existentialist says:

    @The prophet Nostradumbass: They’re “W’s” for Wonkette, man. Rebecca is hard-core.

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    Dennis SGMM says:

    Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, 912 Greens from his album “Young Brigham”.

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    SteveinSC says:

    The four of them look like a bunch of drunken Clemson tailgaters after the team didn’t lose by too much. They have gone southern. Can tractor pulls and NASCAR be far behind? Also how about a side trip to ole Billy Graham’s in Montreat to ask why NC’s holiest of Christian holies and psalm-singing hypocrite didn’t denounce any of America’s wars like Vietnam, Granada, Desert Storm, Iraq and the rest. The old “christian” fraud needs to get right with Jesus, here at last. Jim and Tammy Bakker’s wreckage is also around Charlotte somewhere, in receivership I think. There’s also got to be a Creationist Fun Park as well.

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    dance around in your bones says:


    If I remember correctly,a zombied out insomniac unshaven Cole staggered to some mirror in his house at 4 AM or some such god forsaken hour, snapped a pic that was so gnarly and scary, it looked like a poster for some upcoming horror pic.

    Oh fer cripes sake. I remember that night – after years and years of only getting teases of an arm out the window here, and pair of legs in front of the TV there – we finally got treated to The Full Cole. Major Cranky Face, too.

    What’s left to hide anymore? Get a grip, dude! We love ya no matter whatcha look like!

    Do you think we are all gawds and gawdesses?

    Not bloody likely!

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    Rita R. says:

    I cannot express how happy these ABL/CWG 2012 Tour posts are making me. How Honey Boo Boo is a reality show and this isn’t is beyond me.

    And I don’t mean to pile on John, and say this in solidarity as someone who’s fought a battle against my hips my entire life, horizontal stripes for anyone wider than Kate Moss are bad, bad news.

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    John O says:

    @Mary G:

    Ah, for me, having JC as a national spokesperson is almost Heaven, though I know a lot of great writers who don’t translate to TV very good. *ahem* You know, first you have to be willing to get your picture taken a lot.

    Newell and Schoenkopf slay me.

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    Bill E Pilgrim says:

    That looks like the moment they opened the ark in Raiders of the Lost Ark, and everyone is making warding off signs and covering their faces except ABL who’s saying “bring it on!”

    I don’t know what this means about her, or the rest of them, but just saying.

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    YellowJournalism says:

    Haha! Just checked Twitter and saw that someone else thought Wonkette was throwing a shocker, too. And then I saw this:

    “@AngryBlackLady: I’m going to punch @Johngcole in the gonads.”

    So who had Monday in the physical fight pool?

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    mainmati says:

    ABL has the sweetest, prettiest face especially given that she is supposed to be an angry lady. Clearly, she is going to have to beam that positive energy towards the Goopers so that they are totally confused by her positive rays and will be unable to vote for the Robot.

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    Cain says:

    Great pic! I want to know what Cole’s hidden right hand are doing! :)

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    Bago says:

    The hell? There are not nearly enough middle fingers in this band of skull fucking connesuirs.

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    mechwarrior oline says:

    How’s NC?

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    JCJ says:


    I like the addition of the horizontal stripes!

    Now I see the pipe painting with those same stripes in my mind.

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    mechwarrior oline says:

    How’s NC?

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    Cain says:

    John, you gotta get ABL to buy you some clothes dude. I’m glad you got pants and all now, but jeezus. That shirt just screams WV redneck.. come on now!

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    Mark S. says:

    Geez, Chuck, try to make you racist statements a little more subtle:

    Chuck Norris: “1,000 Years of Darkness” if Obama Wins

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @askew: Zounds! that is not a good sign, their internal polling (or whatever they call the ones they don’t talk about) must really suck. I don’t think they started leaking shit on Palin until October.

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    Bill E Pilgrim says:

    @askew: Hah!

    So much for the Brooksian whining about “How dare these liberals invent this idea that The Last Honest Man is anything but serious, brave, and truthful.”

    Romney and Ryan, yeeeeah, that’s the ticket!

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    SteveinSC says:

    Hey no shit! We can start bombarding MSNBC (electronically, of course) to let Cole and his Hareem on TV to express our views. (Our views? That’s fucking chaos incarnate.) Then we should push (electronically, of course) for them to make short statements at the Convention itself on live TV.

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    maven says:

    Does your hotel have rattlesnakes in the parking lot? A recent **flix move had that scene and I can’t get it out of my (mind).

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    mamayaga says:


    Romney campaign insiders tell Capitol Hill Blue that an intense internal battle raged inside the campaign over Ryan’s history of blatant lies, factual misstatements and exaggerations.

    This looks like CYA to me — the lies Ryan told in his speech that finally jolted the corporate media awake were all pretty much repeats of lies Mitt or his campaign had already told. Romney’s got the true CEO gift of blaming someone else for what he’s done himself.

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    Anna in PDX says:

    These are my two favorite blogs too. It is very cool to see them all together. John we would like to see your face.

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    Dennis SGMM says:

    Romney threw himself as Massachusetts’ governor under a bus. It should come as no surprise to aficionados of the Republicans’ Politics of Idiocy that they found another bus under which to throw Ryan. They threw his plan, the centerpiece of his bullshit career, under the first bus they could find

    Ryan is the male Sarah Palin.

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    Bill E Pilgrim says:

    @mamayaga: They’re definitely throwing him overboard to try to salvage something after his convention lies so bombed, but I bet it’s also true that they argued about what a pathological liar he was known to be. The tossing overboard is in admitting that they knew.

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    freelancer says:


    “Ceci n’est pas une rayure”

    The Treachery of Polos.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @mamayaga: So Romney never saw Ryan’s speech before he gave it? Sure that’s believable. And the Romney campaign had no idea that any of the ideas contained in the speech were lies? Yeah, right.

    Has Romney EVER taken responsibility for anything in his life?

    Does anybody know if daddy told Romney who to marry?

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    TexasMango says:

    @askew: Link please?

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    tjmn says:

    Ignore the hand in fromt of face. He’ll eventually forget he’s trolling y’all.

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    Mark S. says:

    @Dennis SGMM:

    I still think Palin was a better pick than Ryan.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Bill E Pilgrim: “The tossing overboard is in admitting that they knew.”

    Can you say more about why you think that?

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    JoyfulA says:

    @SteveinSC: Clemson tailgaters would be dressed in solid orange. I have seen Clemson devotees with my own eyes, and this picture isn’t.

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    Steeplejack says:


    Another good one.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @TexasMango: I googled the entire quote and found this link:


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    Bill E Pilgrim says:

    @WaterGirl: Oh they’re the same lies that Romney tells, it’s just that Ryan has a way of going so overboard with the lying that even the sleeping news media woke up and took notice.

    This is probably what was known to them about his reputation, plus it was probably known that he tended to do it about things like the marathon, that is, stupid little things that don’t gain anything, risk everything, but are the very hallmark of the compulsive liar.

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    TexasMango says:

    @WaterGirl: Thanks.

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    asiangrrlMN says:

    Cole, you DO remember this pic of you and ABL, right? We can see your whole mug as well as your middle finger, so quit it already! And, this is from someone who HATES having her picture taken! Sheesh.

    @Steeplejack: Steepman! How the hell are ya?

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @dance around in your bones:

    Do you think we are all gawds and gawdesses?

    Speak for yourself
    . ;-)

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    Steeplejack says:


    Tired. In fact, I was just thinking about going to bed (early for me!). I think I have been having an accumulated reaction to all of the stress of the last couple of months. Lots of lassitude, accomplishing anything seems to take huge effort, so I’ve been letting myself slack off somewhat.

    How you doin’? And how did you miss this Charlotte get-together? (Although I know you don’t do heat.)

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    gnomedad says:

    Like I used to tell my kid: Funny ONCE!

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    kc says:

    Are you and Jim afraid the camera will steal your souls?

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    asiangrrlMN says:

    @Steeplejack: Aw, sorry to hear it. Been kinda rough month for me, too. I don’t know HOW I missed the Charlotte get-together. Next time, I’m there! Sleep well, Steepman.

    @gnomedad: No shit. Though, it would be kinda funny to have all the other lefty bloggers try to snap a pic of Cole wherever he goes.

    ETA: They can’t fucking miss him in that shirt!

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    suzanne says:

    Cole, stop being a narcissist. We know what you look like, so stop fishing for attention already. We know what ou look like and we’ll never love you as much as we love Lily and Tunch, so just stop negative-attention-seeking already.

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    gnomedad says:


    Though, it would be kinda funny to have all the other lefty bloggers try to snap a pic of Cole wherever he goes.

    I like this plan.

    ETA: An “everybody dress in horizontal stripes and shorts” day would be good, too.

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    YellowJournalism says:

    @asiangrrlMN: Too bad you can’t make it into a fundraising contest where most pics full-face on a blog wins a donation to the Obama campaign in their name. Automatic win if they get one of John in a shirt that doesn’t have stripes on it.

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    👽 Martin says:

    @Mark S.: Palin was a better pick if only because it at least had the potential to increase votes for McCain. Ryan really doesn’t, as far as I can see.

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    Mnemosyne says:


    Does anybody know if daddy told Romney who to marry?

    Considering that Ann apparently moved in with the Romney family while she was still in high school, I wouldn’t be surprised.

    (Though my Google-fu is failing to find me the link I used to have about it, and Wikipedia has been scrubbed. Feh.)

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    TooManyJens says:


    Though, it would be kinda funny to have all the other lefty bloggers try to snap a pic of Cole wherever he goes.

    Elon James White has been tweeting about his fancy new camera. Now we really need to get ABL to introduce Cole to the This Week in Blackness crew.

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    eric says:

    @👽 Martin: it gets him two more wisconsin votes — ryan and his mother. that has to be worth something

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    L. Ron Obama says:

    @askew: That’s pretty interesting. I hope people are leaking about Ryan, but at the same time I don’t place that much trust in reporting that only appears in Capitol Hill Blue. If true, we should start to leaks elsewhere as well.

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    asiangrrlMN says:

    @gnomedad: “Everybody dress like Cole” day! I like it. ABL, make it SO!

    @YellowJournalism: Dude. We could go further with it. Double or nothing for a pic of him smiling, for instance. I smell a Kickstarter campaign….

    @TooManyJens: Yes! This is exactly what needs to happen. ABL, make it so! I better stop before she fires me again.

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    jnfr says:

    Ignore these crazy people, John. You wear all the horizontal stripes you want to. FREEDOM BABY!!!

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    ronin122 says:

    John, we all know what you look like. By the end of the DNC I wanna see a pic of you making out with ABL. That or you with your top off spinning it above your head (the latter would be quite amusing, although disturbing albeit for not-so-obvious reasons).

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    jwb says:

    @askew: That statement suggests that there are some not-stupid people in Romney’s campaign. Fortunately, the stupid still seems like it is in charge.

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    lacp says:

    OK, so I’m an old fart, and my perception is a gazillion years out of date, but…once upon a time it would have been considered terribly insulting to women for men to cover their faces when they’re both appearing in the same photograph. I don’t care how cranky you are – learn some fucking manners.

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    mai naem says:

    The picture accompanying the Ryan piece in Capitol Hill Blue has a side facial view with his nose being the most prominent piece of the photograph. I think they’re trying to tell us something. A picture says a thousand words or however that saying goes.

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    maven says:


    Enough with the shame.

    ABL has fought the fight and is the only one proud enough to show it.

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    dance around in your bones says:


    Oh gawd I forgot about YOU.

    I genuflect in your general direction ;)

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    freelancer says:


    ETA: An “everybody dress in horizontal stripes and shorts” day would be good, too.

    Asked and answered.

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    mai naem says:

    From the Morning Ho website.

    Morning Joe will be live in Charlotte at the BlackFinn Saloon from September 4th-7th.

    The restaurant is located at 210 East Trade Street, and we’ll be starting at 5:30 a.m. with Way Too Early, so come on down.

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    Random User Name says:


    Is John’s fly open?!

    That kindof jumped out at me, too.

    Not literally, thank dog.

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    trollhattan says:

    RIP Michael Clarke Duncan. We lost a good guy. :-(

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    jl says:

    Joe Biden speech Detroit, Sept 2

    Sucker is over 30 minutes long, and sound and pics way out of sync. But long enough for good detailed rundown of the Obama/Biden speech.

    Sounds like Biden has been studying the record of these Romney and Ryan duded.

    I see on Yahoo news that GOP is trying to fun down Biden and puff up Ryan. Will be an interesting veep debate.

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    Anoniminous says:


    The guy hasn’t even been on the campaign for a week yet!

    Whadda buncha loooooooooooooooooooooooooossssers. Romney 2012 is going to down a Teh Horrible Example for the next 50 years.

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    jl says:

    President Obama Speaks at Barnard College Commencement Ceremony

    Can’t find any Obama stump speeches, so HS grad speech for now.

    Edit: Listening to a few minutes for a break from Biden. Uh, Oh, Obama is doing some heavy plugging of public school, importance of rabble rousing and those damn kids making noise. Commie! And now pandering to that special interest group, women.

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    Sm*t Cl*de says:

    Via Spearhafoc at Sadly,No! —

    Cover art using the style and tropes of totalitarian art to depict Romney and Ryan as a pair of fascists. The reason the pose and style are so reminiscent of Stalinist agitprop is that it is actually a Stalinist poster with faces changed to protect the innocent.

    “Unsubtle”, you might say, but the *really* amusing part is that it’s for the cover of NR.

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    jl says:

    @Sm*t Cl*de: The Romney face looks a little like Michael Palin, smirking, IMHO.

    I think there must be Dem moles all over the place this election.

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    jl says:

    @jl: Oops, why did I type ‘HS’? Barnard College, as the title says.

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    👽 Martin says:

    @eric: Ryan says he’ll vote for Romney, but given his history of exaggeration and prevarication, I question that. It might only result in one vote.

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    Jane2 says:

    Cripes, it looks like the babes just bailed those two out of night court.

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    Mnemosyne says:


    Hmm. I get what you’re saying in general, but since it’s already an established running joke on this trip that Cole covers his face every time ABL tries to take a photo of him, I think it’s pretty clear that’s why the guys are both covering their faces.

    I can see that this would look pretty bad out that context, though.

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    Heather says:

    @The Dangerman: Nope. I was the one taking the picture.

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    suzanne says:

    STILL amused/frightened by the ad for the Sarah Palin votive candle, I wonder what I’ve clicked on in the past that would make some computer think I woukd possibly want one. Maybe it was all those times I went to the site of Our Lady of Perpetual Idiocy.

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    jl says:


    Hi Heather! I hope you enjoy your trip. I trust you will appear in the comments often to keep these front posters honest.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    I think the blog broke again, I got this at the top of my screen(in the ad space):

    Gathering data…
    Please allow up to 3 hours for this zone to activate. Contact customer service with any questions.

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    Suffern Ace says:

    @Sm*t Cl*de: God that’s awful. The sleeves are rolled up, but no signs that physical labor is going to be done. Ryan is going to read and Romney unfurl his plans. It’s comical. They just want to highlight veiny arms.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    @The prophet Nostradumbass: I did after I refreshed. I’ll stop panicing.

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    scav says:

    Can’r sleep but this made me laugh. Now even musicians’ 81-year old mothers are yelling at R/R for using music. Phil Lynott’s mother objects to Mitt Romney using Thin Lizzy’s music

    She told the magazine: “As far as I am concerned, Mitt Romney’s opposition to gay marriage and to civil unions for gays makes him anti-gay – which is not something that Philip would have supported. He had some wonderful gay friends, as indeed I do, and they deserve equal treatment in every respect, whether in Ireland or the United States.
    “Neither would Philip have supported his policy of taxing the poor and offering tax cuts to the rich, which Paul Ryan is advocating. There is certainly no way that I would want the Lynott name to be associated with any of those ideas.
    “There is nothing I can do about it except express my views,” Philomena Lynott added, “but I do want to be clear that I would not want Philip’s music to be used in any way that could hurt a single person, and this is the effect of what happened with Paul Ryan using and abusing my son’s music in that way. A lot of fans and musicians are very angry about it and I can fully understand why.
    . . .
    I have a lot of time for Barack Obama, so to hear ‘The Boys Are Back in Town’ being appropriated by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in their campaign against him is deeply upsetting.”

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    👽 Martin says:

    @BillinGlendaleCA: Breaking the blog is part of the fun.

    Don’t panic. 👍🌍

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    Arclite says:

    It’s like porn, where the women have to show their faces, but the guys get to have theirs hidden or blurred out. Typical.

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    I’m really surprised that some enterprising soul here at B-J hasn’t photochopped a couple of nazi flags into the background of that pic of John on his laptop at the desk with his hand blocking his face.

    Adding some tats to his arm would have been the coup d’ disgrace. ;p

    I’m really enjoying the whole roadtrip thing though. The whole thing has me laughing constantly.

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    Comrade Mary says:

    @scav: Lesson #1: NEVER mess with a nice Catholic lady named Philomena. I speak from experience.

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    Svensker says:


    Listen big man love ya too but from one to another lose the horizontal stripes, that’s like Big Dude fashion 101.

    I keep thinking there’s a giant bumble bee loose on the east coast.

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    Jay in Oregon says:


    Sure that’s believable. And the Romney campaign had no idea that any of the ideas contained in the speech were lies? Yeah, right.
    Has Romney EVER taken responsibility for anything in his life?

    Weren’t we told that Romney was busy personally overseeing the whole layout of the GOP convention?

    And yet he apparently forgot to look over, and give his Mitt-Romney-I’m-the-CEO stamp of approval on, his running mate’s speech?

    That sounds typical for Romney; he’s IN CHARGE and don’t you forget it, prole! Unless something goes wrong, at which point he wasn’t anywhere near it and had no idea what was going on.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @Jay in Oregon: That is the modern CEO in a nutshell. That is why they hate hate hate Sarbanes-Oxley and want to get rid of it. Enron was only sad because someone had to go jail. Damn shame someone went to jail, that. That’s the type of stuff that just shouldn’t happen in the Rand world.

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    That photo is priceless! Laughing my head off! So all the men are hiding their faces now? What’s going on? If they show their faces, they’ll have to kill someone? Not getting it.

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    TheHalfrican says:

    @The prophet Nostradumbass:

    Yeah, looks like typical gangsta thug supporters of Obama.

    Ha ha, its funny cuz they’d actually say that.

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    JustRuss says:


    Exactly. Those awesome stripes say “There can never be too much of me!” I think he learned that from Tunch.

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