Apparently, There are Literally Nazis EveryLiterallyDamnedLiterallyWhere

Remember the other day when Glenn Reynolds publicly lost his shit over this photograph:

His reaction to this picture was, and I quote, “By sending — literally — brownshirted enforcers to engage in — literally — a midnight knock at the door of a man for the non-crime of embarrassing the President of the United States and his administration, President Obama violated that oath.”

Those “brownshirted enforcers” are what people in LA call “the police.” Out of curiosity, I googled the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and to my horror, look what I found- LITERALLY MORE LITERAL BROWNSHIRTS:

I sure hope he never gets pulled over by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, because he is likely to freak out, start screaming Wolverines, and busting caps into the Nazis Obama send to get him.

84 replies
  1. 1
    C.J. says:

    Literally Hitler.

  2. 2
    cyntax says:

    To say nothing of what would happen if he saw U.S. Marines in their class C uniforms.

  3. 3
    ThatLeftTurnInABQ says:

    The Boy Scouts too. The Horror, it never ends.

  4. 4
    Elizabelle says:

    What color do they wear in Brazil?

    Paisley?

    ETA: Oh. I’m getting my histrionic Glenn (Oh noes!) mixed up. This is Instapundit, not Greenwald. My bad.

  5. 5
    Roger Moore says:

    Those “brownshirted enforcers” are what people in LA call “the police.”

    Technically, they’re what we call “Sheriff’s Deputies”, not police. Most of the police around here seem to have blue uniforms.

  6. 6
    Bruce S says:

    You know who else wears brownshirts. The Boy Scouts! Literally.

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    Nemo_N says:

    Saw the title and thought this post was going to be about the reaction to Maureen Dowd’s column.

    Just goes to show how often the nazi accusations are thrown around.

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    Rosalita says:

    the Florida Highway Patrol has brown shirts AND pants… oh the terror

  9. 9
    japa21 says:

    Never knew Obama could take over the County Sheriff’s office. Learn something new every day.

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    Redshift says:

    I sure hope he never gets pulled over by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, because he is likely to freak out, start screaming Wolverines, and busting caps into the Nazis Obama send to get him.

    And you want that not to happen?

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    Culture of Truth says:

    Literally knocking on a literal door, just like Nazis

  12. 12
    quannlace says:

    And here I thought it was Joe Biden who over-loved the word ‘literally.’

  13. 13

    Most County Sheriff’s deputies here in NC wear brown shirts too, and brown pants. ERMAHGERD!

    PS) This video just surfaced

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/.....1347909335

    The overwhelming majority of voters who back President Barack Obama do so because they are “dependent on government” and “believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing,” Mitt Romney told a closed-door gathering of about 30 major donors earlier this year, according to video of the event that has surfaced on the Internet.

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    Redshift says:

    On my way to work today, I was behind a car with two faded Palin bumper stickers, one of which said:

    Sarah Louise Palin
    mmmmm mmmmm mmmmm

    (Ew.) Also a relatively mild anti-Obama sticker, and one that read “More Government = Less Freedom.”

    I just laughed and laughed.

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    Wag says:

    I would call those deputies “Tanshirts” not “Brownshirts”. Anyone who has watched any WWII movies knows the Brownshirts wore a much darker hue.

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    Obliterati says:

    Where I live both the sheriff’s deputies and the city police wear blue shirts. Or they’re supposed to; they usually wear those idiotic space marine outfits cops wear these days, with the shoulder pads and the tactical gear everywhere.

    Aside from all that, blue is a much nicer color. I think it’s soothing – and yet, at the same time, it’s professional and authoritative.

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    Waldo says:

    Eh. I’m giving the dude a pass on the “brown shirt” thing, as that appears to be the only part he accurately characterized.

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

    Too bad TN doesn’t have laws against Driving While Being a Douchenozzle, otherwise Glenn would get pulled over by the jackbooted thugs all the time.

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    Davis X. Machina says:

    Typical Obama. This is the sort of half-assery I have come to expect.

    Any minimally-competent Constitution-fressing, power-crazed commander in chief would have gone straight for the drones instead of dicking around with Smokey the Bear.

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    Calming Influence says:

    It was sunny in Los Angeles. My partner and I were working the day watch, homicide. It was quiet for once…

    Bill: “Say, Joe, I’m reading about that dust-up in Libya.”

    Joe: “Yeah?”

    Bill: “Yeah. Says here, it was because of some movie.”

    Joe: “You don’t say.”

    Bill: “Yeah. Says the movie was made by a guy named Sam Bacile.”

    Joe: “Is that right?”

    Bill: “Yeah, says right here! Say, wasn’t Sam Bacile that con artist we busted when we were working bunko up in the Hollywood division?”

    Joe: “Yeah, that’s him all right. I heard he’s out on probation. Maybe you and I ought to pay Sam a call.”

    Bill: “Now hold on Joe, don’t you think we should check with the President first?”

    [pause]

    Joe & Bill: [raucous laughter]

    Joe: “Good one, Bill! Now get your fucking coat.”

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    Petorado says:

    @ThatLeftTurnInABQ: That color of garment isn’t only used to indoctrinate little boys. There’s also the female equivalent of the Godwin Youth — Brownies!

  22. 22

    Glenn must be ready to cream his jeans with the remake of Red Dawn about to be released. Just thinking about all those reviews that will be written by the Red State Strike Force make my tiny stone of a heart go pitter patter.

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    elmo says:

    I thought the wingerati were all aflutter with admiration for local sheriffs. Aren’t these worthies the “highest law enforcement official in the county,” and “the true defenders of law and order in the heartland,” and our last bulwark of Constitutional government against Federal tyranny? At least that’s what I hear about the elected sheriffs in Arizona. If the Kenyan Muslim Communist Usurper in the White Hut* has co-opted even the local Sheriffs, what fresh outrages must await the True Patriots?

    *we use those terms because we disagree with his policies, and you’re the real racist for suggesting otherwise.

  24. 24
    Davis X. Machina says:

    @Calming Influence: Congratulations. Your internets are being packed for shipment….

  25. 25
    Interrobang says:

    @Calming Influence: You win the thread. The fact that I find this quite hilarious probably indicates that I’m old.

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    patroclus says:

    I think Glenn – literally – may have a point here. Those shirts do look – literally – brown.

  27. 27
    Svensker says:

    I’ve been hearing about this scary door-busting Nazi-style tactic that Big Mean Obama used against Freedom-Loving-Terraist-Hating Bacillus all over the damn place. Has Rush been pushing this, too?

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    Mnemosyne (iPhone) says:

    Don’t worry, I was assured over the weekend that you can use a fake name and identity to bilk people ours of their money as long as the video you create with your ill-gotten gains can be classified as political or religious speech. First Amendment, baybee!

    Though I never did get an answer as to why you can infringe on the Second Amendment rights of someone who’s on probation for armed robbery but you can’t infringe on the First Amendment rights of someone who’s been convicted of fraud. Something about “Minority Report” only applying to the First Amendment.

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    jibeaux says:

    I guess brownshirted enforcers are the new “jackbooted thugs”, huh?

    for the non-crime of embarrassing the President of the United States and his administration,

    Well, not *literally*, no. *Literally*, they were there for a probation violation.

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    Culture of Truth says:

    NAZI CHAUFFER SERVICE

    Cerritos, Calif. (AP) The family of a filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie has left their California home in the middle of the night. A spokesman with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says Nakoula Basseley Nakoula’s relatives left their Cerritos home about 3:45 a.m. Monday. Deputies gave them a ride and they were reunited with Nakoula, then taken to an undisclosed location.

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    MoeLarryAndJesus says:

    I wake up every day hoping to find out that a topless, drunk Glenn Reynolds has been tasered repeatedly by campus security.

    And that numerous students were on hand to record the scene, because it would be much more fun to have such a good time recorded from multiple angles.

  32. 32
    MattF says:

    So which once-upon-a-time-famous internet political sage are we going to hear from next? Mickey Kaus? Don’t tell me. I dont wanna know.

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    BGinCHI says:

    Officers of the law literally enforcing the law without beating the shit, literally, out of the guy.

    Conclusion: the guy must not be black.

  34. 34
    Jim, Foolish Literalist and Fact Checker says:

    @patroclus: and they also, too, appear to be, literally, shirts.

  35. 35
    Sargent Pepper's Spray says:

    Remember when Glenn Reynolds was all over Cheney’s ass when the secret service cuffed that guy who told Cheney to go fuck himself after Katrina? Glenn was all like, Cheney has to go now!

    Oh wait, I don’t remember that either.

    http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/b.....3315.shtml

    And that guy wasn’t even violating his parole or building a meth lab.

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    Bruce S says:

    @ThatLeftTurnInABQ:

    Sorry – too eager to comment without reading comments.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    Every time this asshole screams about “brownshirts” he’s projecting.

    Because he never so much as raised his voice when the deserting coward was pissing on the Bill of Rights.

  38. 38
    Rafer Janders says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt:

    The overwhelming majority of voters who back President Barack Obama do so because they are “dependent on government” and “believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing,” Mitt Romney told a closed-door gathering of about 30 major donors earlier this year, according to video of the event that has surfaced on the Internet.

    The overwhelming majority of voters who back Obama are defense contractors? That doesn’t seem right…

  39. 39
    Chris says:

    @Culture of Truth:

    Literally knocking on a literal door, just like Nazis

    Literally breathing literal air with literal lungs, recycling literal oxygen into literal CO2. The resemblances are beyond uncanny.

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    Looks like Steve Hayward blogging at Powerline has jumped on the band wagon. I clicked this Memeorandum link to get to the post. He’s equating the infomous Elian Gonzalez photo to this photo.

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    Bruce S says:

    If Obama hadn’t taken this guy’s guns away he could have defended himself against tyranny.

  42. 42
    Bighorn Ordovican Dolomite says:

    @MattF:

    Oh god, you had to ask. No I have to know.

    Back in a flash y’all

  43. 43
    SatanicPanic says:

    @elmo: It will please you to know that Sheriff Joe Arpaio wears a brown uniform. Literally.

  44. 44
    Chris says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt:

    believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing

    “It is no concern of mine whether you and your family have – what was it?”
    “Food?”
    “HA! You really should’ve thought of that before you became PEASANTS!!”

  45. 45
    LABiker says:

    Wasn’t one of this asshole’s slurs that the Muslims are “rag heads” or something like that? Who’s the “towel head” now, asshole?

  46. 46
    elmo says:

    @SatanicPanic:

    Then we’re doomed. It’s just a matter of time before he’s co-opted into the Kenyan Muslim Communist Usurper’s private army.

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    Bruce S says:

    Incidentally, it looks like Mitt is having another great day as his campaign “turnaround” becomes operative – caught on video insulting everyone who voted for Obama as government-cheese grifters. This will move the numbers!

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    Rome Again says:

    Brownie Girl Scouts too!

    Also, there are a lot of police uniforms that are brown. When I was growing up in New Castle County, DE, our cops had dark brown uniforms, and judging by the images in Google, they still do. (Click Images if you visit this link: http://bit.ly/SuLIQN and you’ll see them)

  50. 50
    ET says:

    DC metro police used to wear brown but now they seem to like to wear the navy “we want to look like SWAT” gear.

    Also too, I don’t the president hay any authority to order in local police to do anything. But hey maybe I’m wrong……

  51. 51
    Bighorn Ordovican Dolomite says:

    @MattF:

    Good news. It was a bunch of words ‘n’ stuff. Didn’t amount to much, and apparently there’s a old man there (who sorta runs the place) who it appears, enjoys yelling at clouds.

  52. 52
    Rome Again says:

    Brownie Girl Scouts too!

    Also, there are a lot of police uniforms that are brown. When I was growing up in New Castle County, DE, our cops had dark brown uniforms, and judging by the images in Google, they still do. (Click Images if you visit this link: http://bit.ly/SuLIQN and you’ll see them)

    Attempt #2: FYWP

  53. 53

    Those “brownshirted enforcers” are what people in LA call “the police.”

    So he’s a libertarian is what you’re saying?

  54. 54
    ThatLeftTurnInABQ says:

    @elmo:

    It’s just a matter of time before he’s co-opted into the Kenyan Muslim Communist Usurper’s private army.

    __
    Au contraire (that’s French Surrender Monkey for backup the fucking truck, Larry!), a more astute partisan would realize that Sheriff Joe is already co-opted. He’s a deep-cover Obama mole aiming to destroy the Arizona GOP from the inside, by working tirelessly day and night to alienate the votes of traditional church-going, family-values raising Catholic Latinos and drive them into the nefarious clutches of the Demonrats. Just like AQ allowed Bin Laden to be killed so Obama could look good.

    It all makes sense if you follow the money trail of invisible brown cookie crumbs that I made up in my head.

  55. 55
    Ash Can says:

    Didn’t I hear somewhere that this stooge is a law professor? Cripes, his poor students. They should sue the law school to get their money back.

  56. 56
    trollhattan says:

    So, is the Republican talking point now, “Obama, tough on non-crime”?

    Lordy, Reynolds is a douchenozzle. I suppose he and the Frau Doktor Missus will be back to stiffing the waitstaff first Wednesday in November. “Oh waitress, this Galtshaker is empty!”

  57. 57
    Comrade Jake says:

    Reynolds is a distinguished professor of law at the University of Tennessee. Proof that titles don’t mean jack shit I guess.

  58. 58
    Spaghetti Lee says:

    So the strategy now to get people voting for Mitt Romney is to get worked up about dirty cops and unlawful arrests? After they spent all of the OWS movement cheering on the cops beating up those dirty hippies? Yeah, good luck with that, Reynolds, you grandstanding asshat.

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    patrick II says:

    @John Cole

    I noticed none of the shirts you bought at the DNC were brown. Congratulations, you’re not a nazi.

  60. 60
    dmsilev says:

    For anyone looking for some prime-grade schadenfreude, may I recommend Erick Ericksonsonson’s wail of desperation? Good stuff.

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    SatanicPanic says:

    @ThatLeftTurnInABQ:

    a more astute partisan would realize that Sheriff Joe is already co-opted. He’s a deep-cover Obama mole aiming to destroy the Arizona GOP from the inside

    Don’t forget about the pink underwear that he makes prisoners wear. That’s a clear sign that he’s being controlled by the PC gay/liberal gestapo and, literally, Code Pink.

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    Haydnseek says:

    @Calming Influence: You win the intertoobz for the day!

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    Those “brownshirted enforcers” are what people in LA call “the police.”

    Because the LAPD has a history of no misconduct and is considered on of the most above board/non corrupt Police Dept in the US.
    Man imprisoned for 26 years; Did an LAPD cop lie?
    Rampart scandal

  64. 64
    Haydnseek says:

    @Bruce S: Me too. See “you win the intertoobz” posts.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @patrick II: FWIW I have a couple of brown sweaters but no brown shirts.

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    Brock says:

    You’d think that a law professor would know that federal probation offices do not answer to the President. They’re organized as part of the judiciary, and as such, they answer to the chief judge of the district, and no one higher than that.

    I’m not sure whether Prof. Reynolds is ignorant of this, or is just a liar.

  67. 67
    Culture of Truth says:

    Literally, a brown-skinned President

  68. 68
    Culture of Truth says:

    What Can Brown Shirts Do For You?

  69. 69
    Waldo says:

    @dmsilev: That’s one to savor. I’m guessing that come Election Day the only ones left in the bunker will be the tirelessly optimistic Jennifer Rubin and a foaming-at-the-mouth El Rushbo.

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    The Moar You Know says:

    @WWStBreitbartD: At last. A conservative ripping Darryl Gates’ Rampart thugs. Thought you’d defend him to the death.

    Ha. Yeah, that was a joke.

    You guys will – literally, haha – assume any position so long as you think it can be twisted to make Obama look bad.

    You have no integrity, no morals, no loyalties, no beliefs that you won’t throw aside in a second if you think it will even give you a momentary advantage over the black guy – who, by the way, is beating the living shit out of the android you ran for president. You have nothing save for greed and ambition. You would sell your soul for a dime. I love it.

    The only thing that separates your ilk from the jihadists currently blowing up all our planes in Afghanistan is the beard.

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    muddy says:

    Does this mean that Gore’s earth tones were a Nazi dogwhistle? Wrong side wearing it then. Actually I think I remember the Shrub cutting brush (a little Freudian there) wearing a similar brown shirt. I don’t know that I want to look this close to supper.

  73. 73
    Liberty60 says:

    It was the other Glenn who said something like that none are more cruel when holding the whip handle, and none snivel more piteously when it is taken away.

    Really, watching wingnuts when they are on the wrong end of the baton always remind me of that serial killer in Dirty Harry squealing about his rights when Harry steps on his wounded leg.

  74. 74
    Citizen_X says:

    Oh mah gawd, I’m literally wearing a literally brown shirt RIGHT NOW! I’m gonna invade all your countries! (OK, not literally.)

  75. 75
    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @WWStBreitbartD:

    The intertubes are amazing! Even puddles of pig manure can post to it!

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @The Moar You Know:

    You have no integrity, no morals, no loyalties, no beliefs that you won’t throw aside in a second if you think it will even give you a momentary advantage over the black guy – who, by the way, is beating the living shit out of the android you ran for president.

    Not only that, because of the brilliance of puddles of pig manure like WWStBreitbartD here, it’s quite possible that the terrible black guy is going to lead the Democrats to more seats in the Senate and taking over the House.

    But of course, they’ll never go back and look at why they lost, they’ll blame the android, because their cause cannot fail, it can only be failed.

    The pain of the wingtards, their agony, it is like a tonic, a balm to me.

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    burnspbesq says:

    @Culture of Truth:

    I would do whatever it took to get out of Cerritos.

    /OC Smugness

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    burnspbesq says:

    @Ash Can:

    They should sue the law school to get their money back.

    They certainly didn’t learn how to do that in Reynolds’ class.

    Reynolds, Althouse, Hewitt. The creme de la creme of the American legal academy. Oy.

  79. 79
    PaulW says:

    The Far Right are all for Law and Order, until it comes time to arrest a wingnut Muslim basher slash con artist slash serial liar, at which point FASCISTS.

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    PaulW says:

    @burnspbesq:

    The creme de la creme of the American legal academy.

    Where did Glenn Reynolds get his law degree? Even his wiki entry doesn’t say (it says where he currently teaches and all, but almost no biography on the guy).

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    jon says:

    I look forward to the day that Glenn Reynolds becomes the first man ever to face charges of rape based on the testimony of his robot victim.

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    jshooper says:

    Reynolds , Greenwald , Beck…one and the same

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    El Cid says:

    The whole fucking point about the original “brownshirts” was that they were not the fucking police, they were thugs like the “blackshirts” who organized to beat up lefties and dissenters and the like.

    The SA brownshirts were paramilitaries, i.e., acting with the imprimatur of forces nearing governmental power, but not actual law enforcement itself.

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    T. Scheisskopf says:

    Ever notice that their rhetoric is so much like that used by the really wack left back in the late 60’s/Early 70’s? Like “Ramparts” snot and spit slinging?

    It didn’t convince many people then either.

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