BREAKING: Teabagger War Criminal Allen West Denied Recount

Minutes ago, a Florida Judge denied Congressman Allen West’s (R-Nutcase) petition to force a recount in the recent election.  He is currently behind in Florida’s ForeverElection by 2,456 votes, or about 0.8% of the total, which is above the 0.5% threshold for a state-paid recount.

I first learned this from @KeithOlbermann twitter feed.  With 100% of the vote counted in the FL-18, Patrick Murphy has 160,328 and West has 157,872.

Allen West, being well, Allen West hasn’t conceded yet.  He’ll likely appeal.

Also too, Open Thread

BREAKING EVEN MORE: DAVID PETRAEUS HAS RESIGNED AS DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE, CITING EXTRAMARITAL AFFAIR.  Or maybe not so breaking after all because about 20 of you posted it while I was fixing a laptop and John posted a whole thread on it.  Slow Child of the Front Pagers Fail.

I know some of you are citing this as proof that Petraeus has been a Republican the whole time.  Not so.  Plenty of Democrats have had extramarital affairs.  The tell that he was a Republican would be if it involved diapers, physical abuse,  or one or more airport mens rooms.

 

UPDATE: Yes, we are aware that the database is shitting itself.  It seems that Akismet (the anti-spam filter) has decided to smoke a joint and do some jello shots off Anne Coulter’s backside and now it’s just sitting in the corner slowly waving its hand back and forth and muttering about ‘trails.’  I’m certain that one of the other mods who actually understands and has access to Akismet is or will soon be working on it.  Please have patience.  Thanks.

189 replies
  1. 1
    John S. says:

    And of course now he turns to the government to save him after spending his career railing against it. Fucking teabaggers.

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    srv says:

    Probably not snorting enough chads.

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    Cluttered Mind says:

    At least he didn’t fire a gun next to the head of the judge.

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    c u n d gulag says:

    Well, he’s still got a fine military pension – which SHOULD have been taken from him for War Crimes!

    And, he’s got several lifetimes worth of Wingnut Welfare coming to him.

    I’m not worried about him

    I am overjoyed though, that he he can still yap all he wants, but has no say in government.

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    srv says:

    Thinking about it, we should all canvas Fox to add him to the round table. Surely there are some openings there?

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    jonst says:

    This is gonna be fun…I can see him being dragged away somewhere, shouting ‘you ain’t heard the last of Allen West’

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    Butch says:

    The margin was that small? That’s really discouraging.

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    joes527 says:

    NEEDS MOAR TORT REFORM

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    Scott S. says:

    I look forward to his upcoming columns, published exclusively on RenewAmerica and Stormfront.

  10. 10

    Good to know.

    And I don’t know if anybody has posted this yet. If not, then, glad I could help; if so, then, well, here it is again.

  11. 11

    Allen West, war hero criminal and protector desecrator of the American flag? Say it ain’t so!

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    Zifnab says:

    Tell John its not to late to bust out that “Sore/Loserman” tag he’s been sitting on since he converted back in 2005. It’s even in Florida and everything!

    Suck a dick, Allen West.

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    SP says:

    Someone send him some Sore Loserman posters.

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    Michael says:

    @joes527: NEEDS MOAR ACTIVIST JUDGES

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    Robin G. says:

    I have no doubt he has a future at FOX News. He’s exactly their kind of guy.

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    Schlemizel says:

    comments have gone all to hell again – good to see that success has not changed BJ! 8-{D

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    Bulworth says:

    This means Tyranny and the loss of All Freedom.

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    J.W. Hamner says:

    Do you think Florida is just hoping people will forget and stop asking them who won their elections?

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    Soonergrunt says:

    @c u n d gulag: The only reason he avoided Court-Martial is because that division, which was engaged in active combat operations, would have had to remove so many brigade and battalion commanders from the fight to serve on the panel that it would have been combat ineffective within hours.
    I’m not saying that I think it was a good decision by the Division Commander, who was the General Court-Martial Convening Authority, but it was probably the best available at the time.

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    I swear I didn’t post that five times.

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    Palli says:

    When republicans talk about minority people as Americans who think they are entitled to “stuff” they haven’t earned, I suspect it is because they only know Allen West!

  22. 22

    I love a good ad hominem as much as the next guy, but I don’t get the “War Criminal” reference. What did Allen West do to deserve a trip to The Hague?

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    Mike The Dealer says:

    On my way to work one day I saw a car with a tiny sticker reading “Allen West President 2012” that’s a special brand of crazy.

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    burnspbesq says:

    @Soonergrunt:

    The obvious follow-up question has to do with the statute of limitation. That unit will rotate back to the States at some point …

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    Xecky Gilchrist says:

    Cool! Here’s our first chance to see a Congressman-in-Exile looks like!

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    c u n d gulag says:

    @Soonergrunt:
    Thanks for the information.
    If I ever knew that, I’d obviously forgotten it.
    There’s SOOOO much from that error era that I’ve tried to forget.

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    Felonius Monk says:

    I blame the United States Army for this idiot asshole! They should have court-martialed him and sent him to the brig instead of letting him resign so he could torture the American people with his bullshit. Fuck U, allen west and the motorcycle you rode in on.

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    LAC says:

    @Zapruder F. Mashtots, D.D.S. (Mumphrey, et al.): No problemo! That is funniest shit. And really, announcing on Facebook your much mourned (in your mind) departure because of the election? Seriously, I would find a way to friend that asshole(fake ayrian sounding name) just so that I can tell him to go fuck himself five ways to Friday and buh bye!!

    God, this week is soooooooooooooo awwwwwesommmmme!

  30. 30

    I know somebody linked to this yesterday on the front page, but it’s so great I couldn’t help but link it again. I especially like the part where he writes this:

    When I’m at the Wal-mart or grocery story I typically pay with my debit card. On the pad it comes up, “EBT, Debit, Credit, Cash.” I make it a point to say loudly to the check-out clerk, “EBT, what is that for?” She inevitably says, “it’s government assistance.” I respond, “Oh, you mean welfare? Great. I work for a living. I’m paying for my food with my own hard-earned dollars. And other people get their food for free.” And I look around with disgust, making sure others in line have heard me.

    Doesn’t this guy seem like the kind of guy you’d just have to have at your party to make it a success? Seriously, I wonder what his wife or girlfriend–or more likely his mother–think when they’re with him out shopping. I’d want to fall through the floor if I were in line behind him and anybody even thought I knew him.

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    @ranchandsyrup: har de har har. I can use the Google. I wanted to get the info filtered through SG. He’s my go-to man for all thing military.

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    legion says:

    How exactly does one appeal a decision like that? Without some sort of compelling evidence that 0.8 is actually less than 0.5, why is any judge even going to consider this BS?

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    Schlemizel says:

    @J.W. Hamner:

    I’m up for cutting ‘America’s dong’ off. Let them become the third world cesspool they so desperately want to be

    Sorry Betty

  34. 34

    @pacem appellant: i hears ya pacem. cheers.

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    Bokonon says:

    Activist judges bad! Activist judges bad!! We need more strict constuctionists on the bench, who will respect the letter of the law!!!

    And recounts bad! Recounts BAD!!

    Oh, wait … hold on … now the GOP needs some CONSERVATIVE activist judges and election lawsuits of their own. Never mind.

    ACTIVIST JUDGES GOOD! RECOUNTS GOOD!

  36. 36
    Higgs Boson's Mate says:

    How can it be that none of the bright, creative, three-fisted drinkers here have failed to come up with a “Wingnut Tears” cocktail?

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    Soonergrunt says:

    @pacem appellant: He tortured a detainee for information by first threatening to shoot him, and then discharging his side arm right next to the guy’s head, causing his ear drum to rupture.
    There were multiple witnesses, and he admitted to the act.
    It turns out the guy wasn’t a member of the Ba’ath party or any resistance or insurgent movement.

  38. 38
    You Know Who says:

    There isn’t going to be any deal or “grand bargain” with Obambi.

    None. Got it?

    Either give us ALL the Bush tax cuts, made permanent, or it’s over the cliff we go!

    JUST SAY NO DEAL–that’s our new motto. No deals. No legislation. NOTHING.

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    Xecky Gilchrist says:

    @Higgs Boson’s Mate: How can it be that none of the bright, creative, three-fisted drinkers here have failed to come up with a “Wingnut Tears” cocktail?

    Oh, they did. They’re still sleeping it off.

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    Had Bachmann lost, Tuesday night would have been perfect. Next time!

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    Higgs Boson's Mate says:

    @Zapruder F. Mashtots, D.D.S. (Mumphrey, et al.):

    …And I look around with disgust, making sure others in line have heard me.

    Oh to be there when he looks around and sees that fist about to smash him right in his smug little face.

  42. 42
    You Know Who says:

    No debt ceiling hike either unless the Romney tax plan, including the lower corporate rate, is adopted. Otherwise, again, the motto is JUST SAY NO DEAL.

  43. 43

    @You Know Who: Taking hostages is the new governing! Yay! Should we bookmark it or something, Doug?

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    @ranchandsyrup: I used a search engine of choice even though I should be working and for the benefit of other folks who may have missed that bit of crazy from soon-to-be former representative West, the short of it is: he admitted to torture that is in clear contravention of Geneva Conventions. Guns. Beatings. Shots fired at a suspect’s head. Bad, mean stuff.

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    TaMara (BHF) says:

    It seems that Akismet (the anti-spam filter) has decided to smoke a joint and do some jello shots off Anne Coulter’s backsid

    I was unaware AKISMENT resided in Colorado.

  46. 46
    Soonergrunt says:

    @burnspbesq: Well, there’s also the aspect of getting rid of the shit as quickly as possible when there’s reporters running around.
    I’m not saying that it was the right call. I think he should have been transferred stateside back to Fort Carson where the unit was from and then been court-martialed by the rear detachment, but I also don’t know exactly what the situation was with 4ID and Fort Carson was at the time. I’m certain that the rear det was pretty busy themselves.

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    Higgs Boson's Mate says:

    @Xecky Gilchrist:

    Hadn’t thought of that. They probably came up with something to the North of the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster.

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    @Soonergrunt:

    Yeah, well, eggs & omelettes, you know, eggs & omelettes…

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    beltane says:

    @Patricia Kayden: Also Steve King, who won his race against Christie Vilsack quite handily. What’s wrong with these people?

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    You Know Who says:

    JUST SAY NO DEAL

  52. 52
    Tone In DC says:

    @joes527:

    LULz.

    The G00pers screaming about “stolen elections” is truly beyond projection, and far closer to 30 metric tons of Grade A bullshit. West will no doubt soon be be moaning about Charlie Crist and Obama “keeping him down” or something.

  53. 53
    JPL says:

    @Zapruder F. Mashtots, D.D.S. (Mumphrey, et al.): Gotta say, I might agree with the dude and say oh, I support minimum wage hikes also so they would earn enough not to get food stamps.

  54. 54
    Elie says:

    This man is very sick — psychologically and spiritually. There will be more to come…all bad…count on it.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    This is good news indeed.

    Allen West’s continued presence in Congress would bring continued dishonor to that institution, as he soiled the honor of the Army and the officer corps by his presence.

    Good riddance to seriously bad rubbish.

  56. 56
    Chyron HR says:

    @You Know Who:

    So how’s that White-y Horse-y thing workin’ out for ya?

  57. 57
    Soonergrunt says:

    @You Know Who: I have no problem pushing you fuckers off a cliff. Let the tax cuts expire and the defense cuts kick in, and we’ll see how much of a different tune you’re singing then. You idiots have a LOT more to lose than our side does. Our chief negotiator isn’t up for re-election in two years’ time.

  58. 58
    geg6 says:

    @You Know Who:

    And you think that is a threat? Seriously?

    I’m fine with the tax cuts expiring. And in January, the Senate can pass legislation, proposed by our President, for middle class tax cuts. All this after Harry Reid has reformed the filibuster. And then you and your treasonous buddies in the House can explain to the American people how you are willing to crash the economy and stop tax cuts for the 99% all so Shelly Adelson and Donald Trump can get a tax break.

    We’ll see who backs down first, mkay?

  59. 59
    priscianusjr says:

    @Butch:

    The margin was that small? That’s really discouraging.

    I see a bright future for you as a copy writer for one of our fine broadcast news networks: “Allen West was defeated today by Patrick West, although it was hardly much of a victory for Democrats, who say they are discouraged with Murphy’s victory margin. “.8 percent against one of the most heavily financed Republican candidates in the country is “disappointing”, said a senior Florida Democratic official. “It shows the weakness of the Democratic Party in the state of Florida. “To stay in office, Murphy will have to tack to the right and vote with Boner and Kantor on most issues. You might say it was kind of an accident that he won,” said the source. “This is a conservative state, and Allen was very popular in his district. Had he run a more insanely conservative campaign, he would certainly have won.” (30)

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    ding dong says:

    I kind of feel bad for mitch mcconnell. he can’t compromise because his terms up in 2014 and he’ll face a teabagger. I vaguely remember his was not an overwhelming win last time around.

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    Chris says:

    @Zapruder F. Mashtots, D.D.S. (Mumphrey, et al.):

    That man was definitely not hugged as a child.

    Or breast-fed, whatever the theory is these days.

    Or, alternatively, he’s simply a superlative asshole. I think that might be it.

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    GxB says:

    @legion: There ya go with all that phaggy, liberal “math” and “reality” shit. West is a great Merkin (though there is something about him I can’t quite trust, wonder whut it could possibly be??)

    /wingnut

    Part of the reason I think he (and Malkin) are so OTT vicious is the realization that they’ll never be “in the club” in the purest sense.

  64. 64
    You Know Who says:

    @Soonergrunt:

    We will see how you feel when the debt ceiling rolls around then. There’s not going to be a raise in it this time without massive spending and tax cuts. NO CUTS? JUST SAY NO DEAL.

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    James K Polk, Esq says:

    @Higgs Boson’s Mate: Tire rims and anthrax just don’t mix well with any type of hard liquor.

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    Chris says:

    @You Know Who:

    I’m sure it’ll go off just as much like clockwork as your plan to UNLIMITED CORPORATE CASH! the election from Obambi for PRESIDENT-ELECT ROMNEY.

  68. 68
    chopper says:

    @You Know Who:

    “i know you won the championship, but the only fair thing is that you let me have the trophy instead”

  69. 69
    Gravenstone says:

    @You Know Who: As long as you’re first one over the cliff, little boy, I won’t mind. In fact, here let me give you a hand…

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    schrodinger's cat says:

    @Soonergrunt: How about pushing him off the BJ pages, he just repeats himself over and over again and in BOLD.

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    rlrr says:

    @Chris:

    Romney’s election plan worked brilliantly, except for the part about getting more votes than his opponent…

  72. 72
    burnspbesq says:

    @You Know Who:

    Works for me. I loves me some fiscal cliff. You want deficit reduction? We’ll give you all the fucking deficit reduction you ever dreamed of. And if the Air Force has to hold a bake sale, well, that what your party gets for being a bunch of intransigent morons that can’t read a set of election results.

    Also too, for whatever it’s worth, nationwide more people voted for Democratic candidates for the House than voted for Republican candidates. The only reason that we couldn’t take back the house is the awesome job of gerrymandering done by Republican-controlled state legislatures.

  73. 73
    Gravenstone says:

    @TaMara (BHF):

    I was unaware AKISMENT resided in Colorado

    Isn’t it right down the hall from Skynet?

  74. 74
    Tonal Crow says:

    @You Know Who: What? You? Haven’t you Gone Galt yet? Why not? Can’t make it? Also too, I love how “Obambi” kicked Romney’s ass from Maine to California.

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    Jay C says:

    Apparently Allen Waste West filed for injunctive “relief” in two Florida courts over the election results: the first one told him to scram, the other is still pending (but will most likely confirm the first judge’s ruling), so I’m guessing West is just posturing for the cameras prepping for his talk-radio gig or whatever.

    Though I would imagine what he’d really like to do is show up in Washington on Jan. 3 when Congress reconvenes, barge onto the floor of the House (probably in camo battledress and carrying a sidearm) and demand “his” seat back as a “point of order”…

  76. 76
    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    @You Know Who: Sequester Part 2, sure that’ll work. Nice to see ya back Pravda.

  77. 77
    geg6 says:

    @You Know Who:

    We can play that game, too, stupid.

    NO TAX INCREASES, NO DEAL!

    See? It’s easy!

  78. 78
    tjmn says:

    @You Know Who:

    Why aren’t you headed for Canada or Austraila or better yet Pakistan?

  79. 79
    Bulworth says:

    Speaking of Twitchy, what is the official election-response from Team Malkin?

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    geg6 says:

    @tjmn:

    Somalia. I really think he’d love Somalia.

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    Schlemizel says:

    remember the douchebag that hung a chair from a tree to protest Obama?

    Seems one of his neighbors decided turn about was fair play!
    http://www.mlive.com/news/gran.....uspen.html

    8-{D

  82. 82
    Felonius Monk says:

    @Soonergrunt: Sorry. I missed your explanation the first time thru or I wouldn’t have ranted about the U.S. Army earlier. So I will absolve them from blame, ’cause your explanation sounds reasonable. However, I still think West is an asshole and think the people who allowed this idiot loose in Congress should have their citizenship revoked.

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    GregB says:

    If bitterness were a natural resource we could easily ween ourselves off of foreign oil with the tears of wingnuts in the post election freak-out.

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    Soonergrunt says:

    @schrodinger’s cat: Because he’s an ineffective, if annoying little shit, and he hasn’t done anything that reaches John’s standard for banning.
    And honestly, it’s John’s house anyway. As long as he tolerates the little shitstain, then he gets to stay.

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    @tjmn:

    I hear Somalia’s lovely for people who hate pesky taxes and government regulation.

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    Jay C says:

    ORCA Attack!!

    Not.

    Unintentionally hilarious piece – from a right-wing blog, no less – about the Republicans’/Romney campaign’s big project to create a super-high-tech database/GOTV system to boost their ground game in 2012.

    RTWT, but shorter version: FAIL.

    One reason: a failure to note the the difference between “http” and “https”. SRSLY.

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    Soonergrunt says:

    @geg6: Nope. Too many blahs there.

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    burnspbesq says:

    Andrew is kicking ass and taking names, and having far too much fun doing it. I can visualize him rubbing his hands together and cackling as he put this post together.

    http://andrewsullivan.thedaily.....dgasm.html

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    jwb says:

    @You Know Who: Just mint a trillion dollar coin or two out of platinum and the debt ceiling problem disappears. If it comes to another debt ceiling crisis, Obama has many options he didn’t use last time. Oh, and your wingnut tears are delicious.

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    GxB says:

    Oh FFS (my name for the troll of a thousand nyms) don’t ever change. One question though, you are the guy who ate boogers in front of my 5th grade class aren’t you? (true, if tragic, story there actually…)

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    Jim C says:

    do some jello shots off Anne Coulter’s backside

    There is not enough brain bleach in the world to un-see the mental image that evokes.
    Can I borrow someone’s icepick?

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    Tonal Crow says:

    @Soonergrunt:

    Soonergrunt Says:@geg6: Nope. Too many blahs there.

    But but but but Rush says that Republicans aren’t racist because they have Alan West!

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    Chris says:

    @rlrr:

    Romney’s election plan worked brilliantly, except for the part about getting more suppressing enough votes than his to beat his opponent…

    FTFY.

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    Schlemizel says:

    @geg6:

    You forgot to bold!

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    Punchy says:

    Without some sort of compelling evidence that 0.8 is actually less than 0.5

    I’m quite certain Karl Rove’s math could show such a thing.

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    Higgs Boson's Mate says:

    @TaMara (BHF):
    I thought that AKISMENT was the ancient Egyptian god of uncontrollable flatulence.

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    Soonergrunt says:

    @Jim C: You’re welcome.

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    Raven says:

    Jake Tapper is being a total fucking dick to Carney. They need to revoke all the credentials for all these Fox assholes.

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    Bill in Section 147 says:

    @ranchandsyrup: Only the Reagan Administration gets to negotiate with terrorists. It is in the Constitution, black and white, after the 2nd Amendment so Republicans may not, can not, will not work with United States Government because they took an oath.

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    Schlemizel says:

    @burnspbesq:

    so does this mean we have to pretend this over-inflated colostomy bag is now one of us again?

    Sorry, no dice. Didn’t think much of him when he pretended before, sure as hell didn’t when he went full war-lovin’-asswipe & sure don’t want him back on my side now

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    Michael says:

    For a little post election schadenfreude aimed at a “liberal” concern troll, there’s Bill Galston, America’s Wrongest Pundit. Just awesome.

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    Chris says:

    @burnspbesq:

    And if the Air Force has to hold a bake sale, well, that what your party gets for being a bunch of intransigent morons that can’t read a set of election results.

    Apparently, Boeing is announcing layoffs in the defense part of the company. I got that from a wingnut who’s been absolutely screaming herself hoarse since election night (no, I absolutely will NOT unfriend her: it’s just too much fun to watch!) who added “IF YOU THINK UNEMPLOYMENT’S BAD NOW YOU JUST WAIT!!!!”

    Gee, I guess government does create jobs after all.

    If you think unemployment’s bad now, imagine what it would’ve looked like if we’d given the people who wanted to “drown it in a bathtub” a free rein –

    Oh, wait. We already did that, and that’s why we’re in this mess.

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @Zapruder F. Mashtots, D.D.S. (Mumphrey, et al.): It was posted somewhere and provided me with joy for two days now.

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    Michael says:

    @Punchy: Megyn Kelly shoots down Karl Rove. Hilarious.

    Yes, that’s two Slate links in a row, but they’re both good!

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    Kirbster says:

    @Soonergrunt:

    Sometimes, your computer operating system just gets too messed up and none of the cleanup programs can really restore the performance of your machine. So you save what personal data you can on a backup drive and do a clean re-install of the OS. That’s how I’ve started to think about the so-called “fiscal cliff”: a clean re-install of the legislative process to its pristine pre-Bush state. We can then work on restoring some tax cuts or whatever without the Republican hostage-taking.

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @SP: Someone send him some Sore Loserman posters.

    This. Must happen.

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    Schlemizel says:

    @You Know Who:
    say you were wrong before.
    Come on, say it.
    Say “Every one of my stupid predictions was wrong and I was a moran for believing them”
    You know its true so come on say it!
    Apologize for coming into this nice place and dropping load after load of stinky mindless shit.
    Say you are sorry for being such an asshole.

    Then, if you behave yourself & don’t start shitting on the rug again maybe we will play with you again.

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    Chris says:

    @geg6:

    Somalia. I really think he’d love Somalia.

    Government drowned in the bathtub. Gaggle of John Galts running everything. Society awash in guns and religious fundamentalism. Why, it’s everything they’ve always dreamed of!

    Sure, there’s a lot of black people. But hey, LIBERALS are the real racists. Not conservatives. So that won’t be a problem.

    Right?

    Right?

    … Hobbie, you still with me?

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    @Bill in Section 147: My wife would not allow me to dress as the Wingnut Bill of Rights for Halloween. Was going to cross out everything but 1st, 2nd and 10th. My argument was that if I didn’t get punched dressing up as “hunter” Dick Cheney in a military town, I could prolly make it through anything. So I wore a banana costume.
    Thanks for the laugh, Bill.

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    Schlemizel says:

    @Schlemizel:

    And I forgot to mention his bell curve loving

    so, no thanks, we’re full up here

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    GxB says:

    @Jim C: What did it? The thought of all the back-hair? Having to stare at the Regan and Ayn Rand (“bookends” tattoos – one per cheek natch)? or possibly thinking of the reptilian-like scaly tail tipping over the salvation shotglass of 151 and cyanide that would soon bring sweet release – now all gone down that vile fetid asscrack?

    Now I need an icepick, make it a double.

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    Hill Dweller says:

    @Raven:

    Jake Tapper is being a total fucking dick to Carney.

    Twitter is saying Tapper asked Carney did the President have disdain for the White House press corps. What else did he say?

    Apparently, Chris Matthews suggested Obama make Willard Treasury Secretary.

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    burnspbesq says:

    @Schlemizel:

    You and I may have to agree to disagree on this point. AFAIC, the statute of limitation on pushing The Bell Curve at TNR ran out a while ago. And he’s far from the only smart person who missed the call on Iraq.

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    burnspbesq says:

    @Hill Dweller:

    Twitter is saying Tapper asked Carney did the President have disdain for the White House press corps.

    I think the answer to that question is “why shouldn’t he?”

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    Full Metal Wingnut says:

    @Schlemizel: yeah fuck sully. He’s a self-absorbed asshat, a hunter thompson minus the drugs or insight or humor. His blog is better referred to as: fear and loathing inside Andrew Sullivan’s mind.

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    geg6 says:

    @burnspbesq:

    He’s going to be on Bill Maher’s show tonight. Personally, I’m looking forward to Maher making the point that his lousy million $s was better spent than the hundreds of million $s that Shelly Adelson and the Koch brothers threw down the drain. And Sully will be giddy, I’m sure. Sully will be joined by James Carville, SE (Sippy) Cupp, and Samuel L. Jackson. Bill will also interview Mason Tvert, who founded an organization called SAFER, which advocates for legal marijuana on the grounds that pot is safer than alcohol, a fact for which I can vouch.

    Should be a good show. The only “conservative” would be young Sippy, who is really a glibertarian atheist who isn’t bright enough to really understand what either of those things mean.

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    burnspbesq says:

    @Hill Dweller:

    Apparently, Chris Matthews suggested Obama make Willard Treasury Secretary.

    I’m not sure who I think should be the next SecTreas, but it would be fun to make Matt Taibbi’s head explode by leaking a story that he’s considering Lloyd Blankfein.

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    SatanicPanic says:

    @You Know Who: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Welcome Back! How many days until President Elect Romney?

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    geg6 says:

    @Schlemizel:

    Damn, I guess it’s not so easy after all!

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    Schlemizel says:

    @burnspbesq:

    you remember that the next time he fully supports the wingnut meme for weeks while it matters & then comes back 6 months too late to admit he was wrong. After the damage is done. Its not like those are the only times he has pulled this stunt.

    He appears to be proof that an English accent is all that is needed to be considered an intellectual in the US

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    Davis X. Machina says:

    @SatanicPanic: UNLIMITED ORANGE CRUSH!

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @Zapruder F. Mashtots, D.D.S. (Mumphrey, et al.): Doesn’t this guy seem like the kind of guy you’d just have to have at your party to make it a success? Seriously, I wonder what his wife or girlfriend—or more likely his mother—think when they’re with him out shopping.

    If you’re like a certain friend of mine who likes loud ideological fights to break out as his parties, yes. And his loved ones don’t go shopping with him any more, dearie.

    And plenty of people on EBT do work for a living. They even pay taxes. Shocking, I know.

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    oklahomo says:

    @Zapruder F. Mashtots, D.D.S. (Mumphrey, et al.): It is a sweet thing to see that after all these years of fuming over Purple Band-Aid Lady at the 2004 Republican convention.

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    Davis X. Machina says:

    @burnspbesq: Distain, or contempt? Slag them off, or just ignore them? I’d never make a good president, making the tough calls like that isn’t my forte….

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    burnspbesq says:

    @geg6:

    I don’t have much use for Maher, but that sounds like it could be fun.

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    Mouse Tolliver says:

    Petraeus resigns, citing an extra-marital affair as part of the reason.

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    burnspbesq says:

    @Davis X. Machina:

    I don’t think those are mutually exclusive.

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    freelancer says:

    @You Know Who:

    There isn’t going to be any deal or “grand bargain” with Obambi.
    None. Got it?

    Bookmarked, Costanza.

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    geg6 says:

    @burnspbesq:

    What would even be more fun would be to make the banksters’ heads explode by leaking it that Taibbi was offered the job on the down low.

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    Hill Dweller says:

    It must be a lively WH press briefing, because the twitter machine is telling me Todd, Tapper and Ed Henry are being even bigger assholes than usual. Tapper, especially, is getting pummeled.

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    rikyrah says:

    Goodbye to that idiot West

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @Higgs Boson’s Mate: Butterschnaps, ice, and water?

    Sweet, cloying, low effort, and you can’t believe you’re drinking it but it goes down so easy you keep hitting it and pouring some more.

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    Schlemizel says:

    @Mouse Tolliver:

    That news would be a lot sweeter if it was a male enlisted for his paramour. Wingnut heads ssssploding twice in one week!

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @You Know Who: There isn’t going to be any deal or “grand bargain” with Obambi.

    Last time I checked, you weren’t the House minority whip, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, so what makes you think you have inside info, huh?

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    Surreal American says:

    @You Know Who:

    Nice of you to drop by. BTW, President Obama left you a message:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_hFTR6qyEo

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    geg6 says:

    @Mouse Tolliver:

    For reals?

    Oh my. Saint Patraeus! Say it ain’t so!

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    burnspbesq says:

    @Hill Dweller:

    Video is at c-span. I watched a few minutes of it. It must have taken a lot of self-control for Carney to not come down off the podium and kick Tapper’s ass.

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    burnspbesq says:

    @geg6:

    What would even be more fun would be to make the banksters’ heads explode by leaking it that Taibbi Krugman was offered the job on the down low.

    Amended for increased plausibility.

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    Punchy says:

    TPM reporting that General Betrayus is retiring b/c he couldn’t keep his dick dry.

    Dammit…Mouse scooped me.

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    BGinCHI says:

    Why doesn’t Obama combine the Treasury and Commerce Departments and make Krugman secretary of both?

    There, I just reduced the deficit, made government smaller, and freed up a job at Princeton.

    I’m a maker.

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    J.D. Rhoades says:

    @legion:

    How exactly does one appeal a decision like that? Without some sort of compelling evidence that 0.8 is actually less than 0.5, why is any judge even going to consider this BS?

    They’ve already proven they hate arithmetic.

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    David Petraeus just announced his resignation as CIA director (via Bloomberg).

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    BGinCHI says:

    @Punchy: Why didn’t he just deploy the From Here to Eternity defense?

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    Culture of Truth says:

    Petraeus 2016!

    Wait, what?

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    BGinCHI says:

    Countdown until the right accuses Petraeus of stepping down because of Benghazi…..

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    Culture of Truth says:

    So Rice goes to State, and Kerry heads up the CIA?

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    Punchy says:

    @BGinCHI: Wouldn’t it be funny if his “extra-maritial” affair was with another man? Can you imagine the explosion inside Limbaugh’s head? Wasn’t Petraeus one of their wet dreams for Preznit?

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    ding dong says:

    Petraeus just resigned from CIA because of affair. Another repub goes down.

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    Culture of Truth says:

    This is just like “Homeland”

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    @BGinCHI: No, not a maker, a JOB CREATOR.

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    rdldot says:

    @BGinCHI: Funny because I was wondering if he got caught out as a result of the Benghazi investigation and it somehow played a part (peripherally).

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    Ash Can says:

    @You Know Who:

    There isn’t going to be any deal or “grand bargain” with Obambi.
    __
    None. Got it?
    __
    Either give us ALL the Bush tax cuts, made permanent, or it’s over the cliff we go!
    __
    JUST SAY NO DEAL—that’s our new motto. No deals. No legislation. NOTHING.

    None of the rest of us could have said it better ourselves. Anyone who thinks the House Republicans are going to respond to the election by doing anything but doubling down on the batshit-insanity and the overt extortion is in for a rude awakening.

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    burnspbesq says:

    @BGinCHI:

    Why doesn’t Obama combine the Treasury and Commerce Departments and make Krugman secretary of both?

    That’ll happen on the same day he nominates David Cay Johnston to be the new Commissioner of the IRS (Shulman retired earlier this week).

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    Bex says:

    @Higgs Boson’s Mate: Straight gin served in the cat dish. h/t Anne Lamott.

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @tjmn: Why aren’t you headed for Canada or Austraila or better yet Pakistan?

    Cuba libre.

    Oh… wait.

    Right.

    The Free Cuban in Exile’s Territoriat of Miami.

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    The Moar You Know says:

    Works for me. I loves me some fiscal cliff. You want deficit reduction? We’ll give you all the fucking deficit reduction you ever dreamed of. And if the Air Force has to hold a bake sale, well, that what your party gets for being a bunch of intransigent morons that can’t read a set of election results.

    @burnspbesq: From what I understand, the increase in revenue – immediate because of the tax cuts expiring – combined with the cuts in defense make the debt ceiling irrelevant, because between more money coming in and less money going out, it can’t be hit.

    The Repubs truly got fucked into a corner on this one. Didn’t think it through. It may well mean the loss of my job, as I’m a government contractor, but I can go back to the private sector easily within weeks. IT security is needed everywhere.

    Once the Repubs realize that all Dems have to do is sit on their hands, do nothing, and get everything they want, the tune will change in a hurry. I expect begging, quite frankly. In the red states those DoD jobs are the only good-paying jobs they have. And I could give a shit if they lose them all.

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    Johannes says:

    @You Know Who: Well, you’ve been so consistently corr–hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah, I’m so ver, very, sor–hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah.

    And like the others, I for one welcome going over the cliff. Your guys cantry to affirmatively pass tax cuts for the top tier, only to have them vetoed.

    Unlimited corporate cash THAT. Loser.

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    Chris says:

    @Culture of Truth:

    So Rice goes to State, and Kerry heads up the CIA?

    I’ve said this before, but I will never understand the whole musical chairs crap between CIA, State and DOD top ranks.

    Pick a career soldier to run DOD, a career diplomat to run State and a career spook to run the CIA (or ODNI, these days, I suppose). Yeah, surround them with people who know Congress and media and politics and all that “official Washington” crap, but pick people who intimately know what their departments need for the top spot. Why does that seem so inconceivable?

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @burnspbesq: You and I may have to agree to disagree on this point. AFAIC, the statute of limitation on pushing The Bell Curve at TNR ran out a while ago. And he’s far from the only smart person who missed the call on Iraq.

    Did he apologize? Did he repudiate his racism? No?

    Sorry, I only take complete and abject apologies (a la George Wallace) for that. There’s no statute of limitations on shilling mendacious racist propaganda.

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    pete says:

    @BGinCHI: You are a very cruel person. But I guess if one mild-mannered bearded person suffers for the greater good, then utilitarians would approve.

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    Tonal Crow says:

    @Hill Dweller:

    Apparently, Chris Matthews suggested Obama make Willard Treasury Secretary.

    Suggestion fail. Willard can’t manage a campaign, let alone something important like Treasury. Anyway, why would he want to suck the government tit? Get a real job, Willard.

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    Chris Grrr™ says:

    @ding dong: There’s a lot of good, meaty food for thought in this thread… but my brain still seems to be stuck on “I kind of feel bad for mitch mcconnell” because those words, in that order, never occurred to me before.

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    BGinCHI says:

    @BillinGlendaleCA: Yes, and I didn’t even have to leave the privacy of my own home.

    Thanks Obama!

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    BGinCHI says:

    @rdldot: I guess that would only be true if he fucked a Benghazi terrorist and then tried to cover it up by attacking the embassy there.

    Wait, I think that’s the plot of last season’s 24.

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @BGinCHI: Why doesn’t Obama combine the Treasury and Commerce Departments and make Krugman secretary of both? There, I just reduced the deficit, made government smaller, and freed up a job at Princeton.

    Fuck yeah!

    I’m going to be so disappointed when the real appointments come in.

    Oh, and whoever suggested David Cay Johnston for IRS.

    I hate you believe life will never be that sweet.

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    BGinCHI says:

    @burnspbesq: Now you’re talking.

    And maybe Coby Jones for Minister of sport? No, wait, Brian McBride.

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    Origuy says:

    It was totally ignored here, but last weekend the new president of the Federal Government of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, named his cabinet. The federal government doesn’t control all of the country yet. Puntland and Somaliland in the north are autonomous, although not recognized by any other country. I don’t think Somalia is going to be appropriate as a metaphor much longer.

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    shortstop says:

    Is B1 Bob still alive? To this day, he hasn’t conceded to Sanchez. Maybe Dornan and West can team up for the victimized Republican lecture circuit.

    I am really, really glad to see West lose his seat. It’s bothered me greatly that he was able to turn alleged war crimes into a place in the House and leadership in a horrible little cult.

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    Xecky Gilchrist says:

    @Origuy: I don’t think Somalia is going to be appropriate as a metaphor much longer.

    It’ll still work to scare wingnuts. Remember how they’ve been wanting to move to Australia to have a Christian man ruling them?

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    gelfling545 says:

    @Zapruder F. Mashtots, D.D.S. (Mumphrey, et al.): Reminds me of a relative of mine. He isn’t even particularly political, just an ass. What his mother does is slap him upside the head and tell him not to be an ass when he gets started. Wife? Girlfriend? Ha! I understand from his siblings that his social life consists of hoping women in the bars he frequents get drunk enough to not remember why they hate him.

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    freelancer says:

    @Schlemizel:

    The Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance in Ottawa County says the lawn chairs are racially insensitive as they are hoisted from a rope, invoking implications of a lynching. The alliance, which urged the Davids to take them down, held a “community conversation” public meeting on Oct. 4 where community members discussed the display and its interpreted implications.
    __
    “That person there is the racist,” Ken David said of those responsible for nailing the branded chair on his property. “I never was a racist and I never intended to be a racist. The only thing I’m for is liberty and freedom.”

    like clockwork.

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    J R in WV says:

    @Xecky Gilchrist:

    Wingnut Tears: 151 rum in salt water. Recipe:

    Boil water with table salt in it, stir until there is salt that won’t dissolve. Pour off the water, leaving most of the excess salt in the pan.

    Cool slowly to keep salt in suspension.

    Add 151 rum to glass with ice, trickle salt water down side of glass, stir gently, swallow it all at once.

    Alternatively you can use frozen vodka, and just add salt if you’re in a hurry and can’t wait for the hot salt water to chill.

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    The Moar You Know says:

    It was totally ignored here, but last weekend the new president of the Federal Government of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, named his cabinet. The federal government doesn’t control all of the country yet. Puntland and Somaliland in the north are autonomous, although not recognized by any other country. I don’t think Somalia is going to be appropriate as a metaphor much longer.

    @Origuy: It’s not appropriate at all. I went there last year. Puntland’s been stable and self-governing for fifteen years now. Actual Somalia – the part controlled by the FGS – has been stable for a couple of years now. The shitheads are still warlording, clitchopping and burkaing it up in the south, but they’re hemmed in on all sides and the African Union troops seem to enjoy slaughtering them, so that’s not going to be an issue much longer.

    I wish people would stop bashing on Somalia as a “libertarian’s paradise” or as a great place to send the wingnuts. They’re nice people, like most folks everywhere, who’ve been through an awful time for more than twenty years and they deserve sympathy and help, not to be the butt of our jokes and snark. And they sure as shit don’t deserve our homegrown terrorists and dumbfucks.

    I might add that nothing beats going someplace to get cured of your prejudices.

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    Jay in Oregon says:

    @You Know Who:
    Meh. Bored now.

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    Jay in Oregon says:

    @Hill Dweller:

    Apparently, Chris Matthews suggested Obama make Willard Treasury Secretary.

    I forgot—which Cabinet position did Matthews suggest that Geroge W. Bush offer to Gore? Or Kerry?

    The best possible thing that can come out of the 2012 election after Obama’s re-election is that the right-wing, anti-intellectual punditry is shown for the farce that it is.

    (Note the subtle racism, that Obama needs a white man business leader to help him work with the private sector. Fuck Matthews.)

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    burnspbesq says:

    @Another Halocene Human:

    Sorry, I only take complete and abject apologies

    Well, that makes you a dick. Sorry.

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    burnspbesq says:

    @BGinCHI:

    Fortunately, we seem to be the only major industrialized country that doesn’t have a Ministry of Sport. Because if we did, some NFL jackass would get the job.

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    trollhattan says:

    @Hill Dweller:

    Apparently, Chris Matthews suggested Obama make Willard Treasury Secretary.

    Jesus, sometimes Tweety can be thick. Let’s make Dr. Mengele head of NIH while we’re at it.

    Now, appointing Willard Ambassador to Utah gets my full support.

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    Schlemizel says:

    @burnspbesq:

    WAIT! You may be on to something here! How about, as a sign of reconciliation, Obama names Boy Blunder commissioner of baseball? Its a job the doofus wanted, one he is totally unqualified for and it would be hard to imagine him making a bigger mess of MLB than the current group of buffoons. Plus it would return that tingle to tweety cuz its all bipartisany

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    shortstop says:

    @trollhattan: Damn, that was funny.

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    danielx says:

    It seems that Akismet (the anti-spam filter) has decided to smoke a joint and do some jello shots off Anne Coulter’s backside and now it’s just sitting in the corner slowly waving its hand back and forth and muttering about ‘trails.’

    Oh dear sweet Jesus…it’s going to take major tequila to get that image out of my head. It took a truly twisted mind to come up with that metaphor. Thanks, Soonergrunt; I’m going to see if I can arrange to have Rush Limbaugh visit your house dressed as Santa Claus.

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    danielx says:

    Twitter is saying Tapper asked Carney did the President have disdain for the White House press corps.

    Is this a real question or a trick question?

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    patrick says:

    que nelson muntz…HA ha!

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    Felonius Monk says:

    @Schlemizel: Did you notice those bright green shoes that guy is wearing? Aren’t those CLOWN SHOES?

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    R. Schmidt Ohren says:

    @You Know Who:

    JUST SAY NO DEAL—that’s our new motto. No deals. No legislation. NOTHING.

    Oh. You again. Sheesh.

    There’s just something about you where I can totally see you enthusiastically gargling a mouthful of my piss while begging me to wipe a two-fingers wide stripe of my shit under your nose. I know you’ll love it when I make you call me ‘Daddy’.

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    Arthur S Matluck says:

    @Felonius Monk:

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    Dsum says:

    Allen West embodies what is great about the country. He speaks with passion and acts when others do nothing. It’s really disheartening to see others on the other side attacking him for no reason other than his love for the country. Liberals preach tolerance, but at the end of the day its tolerance on their terms, you ate heartless and stupid if you don’t believe what a liberal believes. Whether or not West wins he will continue to fight for this country and all who live here.

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    Aron Schmit says:

    @John S.: @John S.:
    GROW A PAIR AND PUT YOUR NAME DOWN KID..Putz

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