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Mark Halperin on Drudge:

(1) “You can’t refresh Drudge too often.”
(2) “[R]ules our world”.
(3) “[T]he Walter Cronkite of his era”

This is what we’re up against, folks.

227 replies
  1. 1
    Yutsano says:

    Jeebus. Is Mark that good of a cocksucker that he can talk with Drudge’s dick in his mouth?

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    MaximusNYC says:

    Watching C-Span just now, I saw Obama sign his first post-inauguration documents. He’s flanked by Reid, Schumer, Biden, Pelosi, Cantor, and Boehner… and dryly says, “I’m sending a few nominations up… which I know will be handled with great dispatch.” The Dems chuckle. Boehner and Cantor just stand there poker-faced and grim.

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    Matthew Reid Krell says:

    @Yutsano: Well, that escalated quickly.

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    BGinCHI says:

    Fuck the haters on MLK and Inauguration Day.

    Bad day to be a white supremacist. Thus, bummer for the GOP.

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    JPL says:

    Doug, Did you see the tweet from Theissen that I posted on the previous blog?
    Obama making a strong case for Bush doctrine — peace requires advance of liberty
    ..
    Let me count the ways that Obama is like Bush..hmm they are both males.

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    Short Bus Bully says:

    Drudge has woven a more complete and self-sustaining fantasy world than Tolkien’s Middle Earth. What should we call it, Galt-opia?

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    Actually, I look forward to bitter wailing from the Rightwingers. Better that my enemies are unhappy than that I am unhappy.

    Wonderful inaugural speech by President Obama. 4 more years, indeed.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    I noticed the other day, gas is about fifty cents a gallon cheaper than in October. Jeepers, what a coincidence

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    Hill Dweller says:

    The beltway’s favorite talking point in the last week or so is the President has to be nicer to Republicans. Never mind their 4 year campaign to destroy him, it’s on Obama to make things right.

    Hacks, the lot of them.

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    Haydnseek says:

    @Yutsano: Not sure, but word has it that if Halperin swallows, Drudge lets him wear his fedora for the entire day!

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    Chris Hayes and Rachel explain foodie-ism to Tweety and Ed Schultz, who want beef and potatoes.

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    MaximusNYC says:

    O siging docs just now: “I’m sending a few nominations up which I know will be handled with great dispatch.” Boehner, Cantor say nothing.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Matthew Reid Krell: I don’t play beanbag.

    @Haydnseek: Oh can’t you just hear the squees of delight when that happens??

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    Valdivia says:

    I see the common complaint now is that he wasn’t bipartisan enough. Gah.

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    Mr Stagger Lee says:

    Is that the same Gallup, that got shown the door from USA Today for being so wrong on the election, also if he is such a low rated president what does that say about the Republicans, who could not defeat him for re-election?

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    Schlemizel says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:

    Compare the price of gas 6 months before his first inauguration – the economic collapse of 08 caused gas prices to crash also. But a good liar never lets reality taint their lie.

    WIth all the decent people who dies of AIDS why is it that Matt Sludge is still with us? There is no god.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Hill Dweller: Mitch McConnell sent out a “Obama wants your guns!” fundraising email.

    The gun-grabbers are in full battle mode. And they are serious.
    What’s at stake?
    There are almost too many schemes to list. But President Obama’s worst center around:
    It is almost hard to believe the sheer breadth and brazenness of this attempt to gut our Constitution.
    Well, Mitch McConnell is not going to stand aside.

    He would not have done this if Obama asked him over for milk and cookies.

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    Violet says:

    Some idiot woman on CBS is now saying that she read the speech as the President “pleading with Congress to work with him” or some crap. No, it was a reminder and directive to American citizens that this is Our Country and we need to make Our Representatives work for US. WE THE PEOPLE.

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    MikeJ says:

    @Valdivia:

    I see the common complaint now is that he wasn’t bipartisan enough. Gah.

    I was watching on CSPAN and they starting taking phone calls. One person was complaining about “the grapes of wrath” in the Battle Hymm of Kill Whitey because “there’s been too much wrath.”

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    Brachiator says:

    This is what we’re up against, folks.

    Same as it ever was.

    @JPL:

    Obama making a strong case for Bush doctrine — peace requires advance of liberty

    These guys are so funny. Bush never had a coherent doctrine.

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    @Yutsano: With all the practice he’s gotten over the years he just wants to show everyone he’s overcome the gag reflex.

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    I salute Barack Obama for his frequent mentions of gay/equal rights, Stonewall, gay marriage, etc. in his speech today.

    Truly historic and ballsy.

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    Valdivia says:

    @MikeJ:

    so glad I turned the volume off when they started taking calls.

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    Haydnseek says:

    Damn, that Halperin’s a genius! You know that thing Drudge did when he put photos of Hitler and Stalin side by side to illustrate Obama’s position on gun control? He totally stole that from Cronkite!

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    JPL says:

    @Brachiator: In what way Charlie?

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    Closeted epistemic (formerly Lojasmo) says:

    @Ted & Hellen:

    Because every other president has done that?

    oh, wait. NO other president has done that.

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    NotMax says:

    Waiter? There seems to be a turd in the punchbowl.

    (3) “[T]he Walter Cronkite of his era”

    Not even the Paul Harvey of his era.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Valdivia: Linkie not work. U fix plz.

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    GregB says:

    Mark Halperin, what a dick.

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @Closeted epistemic (formerly Lojasmo):

    Are you slow?

    That was my point.

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    Maude says:

    @Valdivia:
    Link doesn’t work.
    The speech was excellent.

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    gbear says:

    @Yutsano:

    Jeebus. Is Mark that good of a cocksucker that he can talk with Drudge’s dick in his mouth?

    He’s SO good that he can simultaneously tweet while giving Drudge a hand job.

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    Doug–

    And makes the nations prove
    The glories of
    His righteousness
    And wonders of his love

    ?

    Your title just got me on that groove

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    MikeBoyScout says:

    If Drudge and the idiots who are following him are the worst we’re up against, I’ll take that.

    In 2013 how stupid do you need to be to read that drivel?

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    Seeing Mrs Boehner for the first time. Looks like those tanning beds are his’n’hers

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @MaximusNYC: Good, they should keep their pieholes shut because the House has nothing to do with nominations.

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    NotMax says:

    Oh my. The couple was just announced and entered the room.

    Boehner’s wife is orange, too.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @Schlemizel: Obama explained this quite well during one of the debates. It was refreshing to hear a politician explain an economic principle to people and trust that the audience is smart enough to understand the point.

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    BC says:

    @MaximusNYC: To be fair,
    Boehner and Cantor have nothing to do with nominations.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    @BC: Didn’t stop 97 from the Idiot Caucus sign a letter about Susan Rice because BENGHAZI IS WORSE THAN WATERGATE!

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    👽 Martin says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: That was funny. If Ed and Tweety were in charge of the inaugural luncheon, everyone would be tossing back quarter pounders and Schlitz.

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    Valdivia says:

    @Alison:

    thanks! I got here to late but I fixed it too

    @Maude:

    I also thought it was great.

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @The Ancient Randonneur: Halperin and the rest of the Beltway Bunch are eons beyond a gag reflex or anything so uncouth. They don’t even have a disgust response.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Alison: Grazie mille!

    @Valdivia: Domo arigato gozaimasu mo!

    PS: Did Rosie wear out the gerbils last night? I know it couldn’t have been Tunch…

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    Haydnseek says:

    @NotMax: If only Boehner’s wife was named Clementine…….

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @NotMax: Not even the Paul Harvey of his era.

    Now that’s what I call damning with faint praise.

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    ruemara says:

    We have a far too hot First Lady. There must be decorum! Plus, every American should get some of that food. ZOMG! A black waiter! Worse than Bush! No diversity!

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    Violet says:

    Wow, I love Michelle’s dress.

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    Chris says:

    @Valdivia:

    GOOD. Bipartisanship was last time. Funny thing about bipartisanship, it requires both sides, and one side has made it clear they’re not interested.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Valdivia, @Yutsano:

    I think this is the desired link: “Obama’s Startling Second Inaugural.”

    ETA: Scooped by Alison!

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    Bruuuuce says:

    @JPL:

    Let me count the ways that Obama is like Bush..hmm they are both males.

    Are you certain about Dubya?

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    👽 Martin says:

    Schumer – you’re from NY: “Yo! Shut up and sit down, already!”

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    Haydnseek says:

    @Chris: Precisely this.

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    Comrade Jake says:

    Thankfully, Drudge is nowhere near as influential as he once was.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Haydnseek: You and I both know the FSM doth not love us enough for that to be true.

    @Comrade Jake: Whyfor do you make the Halperin cry?

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    Jacquelyn says:

    The President said his full name, including “Hussein” in his oath. Where’s this guy keep his ears?

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    good god, more praying

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    NotMax says:

    Thankfully they don’t seem to have dragged the statue of Kamehameha I in from the corner it is relegated to in one of the hallways.

    Seen up close in person, it is uniquely ugly.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @JPL:

    Let me count the ways that Obama is like Bush..hmm they are both males.

    They’re both two term presidents who served in the 21st Century.

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    Haydnseek says:

    @Yutsano: Alas, I fear that you are correct…still, may the sauce be with you……

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @Alison: Uh, I think the point is that the “ballsy” thing was letting his Pokemon evolve last year–yeah, the tide had turned, but it was still a historic moment and it probably moved public opinion and more importantly, perception of the issue.

    Bragging it about it later is no surprise if you watched his campaign speeches or looked at the vote totals on the SSM questions nationwide.

    Big O is pretty ballsy, but the fact that he was mentioning that issue and not the president before him just highlights what a coward that guy was. The movement brought about that massive change in public opinion and monumental changes in law–Obama is just a very key ally.

    I just find it funny that we have a live emoprog here praising Big O on this issue when 2-3 years ago Obama had “broken promises” “done nothing” blah blah blah right before DADT was repealed, and then when it was, DADT repeal was supposed to be “no big deal” despite the considerable institutional hurdles the White House had to overcome to make it reality. You know what? Fuck you, whiners.

    I only hope the immigrant rights community aren’t such punks, whiners, and bed-wetters as to spit in Obama’s face when the process of immigration reform inevitably gets ugly.

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    Not really feeling Michelle’s 35 pound false eyelashes.

    Hairstyle’s too young for her too.

    I wish she would rock a big natural!

    I will save the usual suspects the time: RACCCISSSSSS!

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    👽 Martin says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:

    good god, more praying

    Yeah, well, the House of Representatives still exists, so I can hardly blame them.

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    Jennifer says:

    I still want to know where the fuck in the USA gas was priced at $1.84 on Jan. 20 of 2009. Where I live, gas is cheaper than just about anywhere else (currently running between 2.99 & 3.04 at most stations) and the lowest it got was about three months after the crash, around Christmas 2008. Even then, it barely dipped below $2.00 and by the end of January 2009, it was back up in the $2.10 – $2.20 range, and as the people who fucked the real estate market rushed into oil speculation, by the middle of that year it had gone up over $2.50 and has never since come back down.

    Never mind that before the crash, gas had consistently hovered in the $2.50 – $3.00 range for several years, occassionally shooting up to $4.00 or beyond in some places. It’s like history began on Jan. 20, 2009; it would be pointless to speculate on what things were like in the dark mists of unrecorded history prior to that date.

    These jackholes make the Young-Earth Creationists look like deep thinkers.

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: Are you sure that’s not Miss Boehner, his spinster sister?

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    Yutsano says:

    @NotMax: He wasn’t the best looking man true, but IIRC he had quite a few kidlets.

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @Another Halocene Human:

    I just find it funny that we have a live emoprog here praising Big O on this issue when 2-3 years ago Obama had “broken promises” “done nothing” blah blah blah right before DADT was repealed, and then when it was, DADT repeal was supposed to be “no big deal” despite the considerable institutional hurdles the White House had to overcome to make it reality. You know what? Fuck you, whiners.

    Still a bitter, bitchy bot today, on this day of days?

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    mir13 says:

    @JPL: All of’em, Katie. Also too Derp

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    Charlie Pierce’s description of Peggy Noonan is delicious:

    the Magic Dolphin Queen, who has been living in the higher realms of fairy farts since half-past a gimlet in 1986.

    Delicious.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @MaximusNYC:

    Boehner, Cantor say nothing.

    Sure; nominations are handled by the Senate. It’s up to McConnell to do, and consequently to say, something about them.

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    Jay C says:

    @Jacquelyn:

    The President said his full name, including “Hussein” in his oath. Where’s this guy keep his ears?

    Up his ass, with the rest of his head.

    Next question?

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @Another Halocene Human:

    I only hope the immigrant rights community aren’t such punks, whiners, and bed-wetters as to spit in Obama’s face when the process of immigration reform inevitably gets ugly.

    Perhaps you should try to be less emobot about your personal worship of and identification with Barack Obama. Try to focus on his ACTS, not his PERSON. That’s kind of a big deal in an alleged democracy.

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    karen says:

    I can see the point if you look at it this way.

    Drudge does rule THEIR world. And because of that, they make sure that it rules ours.

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    Quaker in a Basement says:

    Drudge…Drudge…name rings a bell, but I can’t quite place it. Was he someone famous once?

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    rlrr says:

    @Bruuuuce:

    Let me count the ways that Obama is like Bush..hmm they are both males.

    Are you certain about Dubya?

    They both won two Presidential elections. Oh wait, never mind.

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    All this because the guy got a scoop on the Clenis that one time 18 years ago.

    I get the feeling that I’d find more professionalism, less catty bitching, and fewer cliques in a high school news room.

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    Maude says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:
    In the 1800, Congress used to call on Providence a lot for guidance. A lot.

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @ruemara: Sounds like they need a diaper changed or two. Geez.

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    Pinkamena Panic says:

    Can someone clean up this thread? Someone in it is shitting all over.

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @Jennifer: It’s like history began on Jan. 20, 2009; it would be pointless to speculate on what things were like in the dark mists of unrecorded history prior to that date.

    FWIW, I share your rage.

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @Ted & Hellen: Who’s bitter? LET’S PARTY IT’S MY BIRTHDAY GONNA PARTY IT’S MY BIRTHDAY

    Oh, and you need to rein in the concern trolling about women’s appearance. What skin is it off your nose? Michelle looks Faaaaaaaabulous.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Maude: sure, I am resigned to being an atheist in a nation of believers, but it chafes sometimes. Also, if I were there, I probably would have said out loud, “Oh can we just fucking eat already!”. I couldn’t get elected to a zoning board.

    (and a lot of them thought Lewis and Clark were going to find stegosauri and wooly mammoths along the upper Missouri)

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @NotMax: I wouldn’t say ugly exactly but the classical revival (is that the right term?) style, all Roman VSP, is kind of odd.

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    Dan says:

    WasDigby ever worth reading? http://digbysblog.blogspot.com.....r&m=1. This just really pissed me off.

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    👽 Martin says:

    @Jennifer: Actually, when the market imploded in Sept 2008, commodity prices imploded as well. Average retail price of gas plummeted from $4 to $1.60 in 4 months, and then started to climb again once the stimulus was signed.

    With unemployment skyrocketing gas demand plunged, and the mechanics of the commodity markets fell apart in much the same way that the other financial markets fell apart – everyone took their cash out and held onto it, not knowing what the future would bring. By June 2009, gas was back to $2.60 and steadily climbed for the next two years.

    So, it’s true, but $1.60 gas wasn’t some great national achievement, rather was yet another measure that the previous administrations had blown up the economy.

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @Another Halocene Human:

    Oh, and you need to rein in the concern trolling about women’s appearance.

    Fuck off.

    Eyelashes too big. Hair too young.

    I love the idea that ANYBODY who spends lots of time, effort, and money on their public appearance should somehow be off limits to comment. I noticed YOU commented.

    Again, fuck off.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Comrade Jake: Kelly is a very beautiful woman. She is definitely what would be termed “voluptuous” in the modern sense, and she is rather unabashedly so. And as we all recall, that is the type that gets the Little Clenis, umm, interested. Bill is now officially a dirty old man. I lurves it!

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    Schlemizel says:

    @Pinkamena Panic:

    I was wondering what you meant & then I see someone responding to Douche & Bag.

    Just ignore them & they will go away.

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    Chyron HR says:

    Is this just Tim’s usual daily snit, or is he in especially high dudgeon because it’s inauguration day and his boy lost the election?

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    Alison says:

    @Dan:

    If he wants to be in the liberal pantheon beyond the obvious (and very real) accomplishment of becoming the first African American president and some movement on gay rights, the second term will have to be different from the first.

    Seriously, Digby? Jeez. GFY.

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    sb says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: I remember reading that. Good one, ’nuff said.

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    Maude says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:
    Oh, and Manifest Destiny.
    The prayers are standard. I tune them out if I’m around them.

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    Alison says:

    @Ted & Hellen: Hair too young?? She’s only 49, FFS. And pretty much everyone else thinks her hair looks great. You’re the only person I’ve seen denigrate it.

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    Dan says:

    @Alison: second term needs a lot more ponies, clearly.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Alison: Yeah. Cause, y’know, health care reform totes don’t count. Or Lily Ledbetter. Ugh. I’m tired of having this argument.

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    Comrade Jake says:

    @Alison:

    Hair too young?? She’s only 49, FFS. And pretty much everyone else thinks her hair looks great. You’re the only person I’ve seen denigrate it.

    Trolls gonna troll.

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    Davis X. Machina says:

    @Alison: It’s not a heavy lift. A simple call on us to expropriate the expropriators would suffice.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @Alison:

    Seriously, Digby? Jeez. GFY.

    All right, but apart from the sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?

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    MikeJ says:

    @Alison: (quoting someone else)

    If he wants to be in the liberal pantheon…

    He’ll need to lock up citizens of Japanese ancestry? He’ll need to be known for telling racist jokes and talking to the press while on the toilet? He need to fuck movie stars and have the Secret Service cover for him? He’ll need to talk about lust in his heart and be attacked by a rabbit?

    I don’t know who could ever be pure enough to actually be in the liberal pantheon.

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    Pinkamena Panic says:

    @Schlemizel: Ignoring it has never worked. People don’t get this – it’s no longer about attention from others, it’s about seeing one’s words on the screen.

    The trolls and bullies don’t need responses to feel vindicated, as the mere acceptance of their existence is enough for them.

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    quannlace says:

    The President said his full name, including “Hussein” in his oath. Where’s this guy keep his ears?

    I think when Mr. Voice-Over announced the arrival of Biden and Obama, he only said their middle initial. So I guess that was enough for some wingnut viewers.

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    Alison says:

    @Yutsano: Also, the “some movement on gay rights” as though the fucking president of the US supporting marriage equality is just “meh, whatevs”. I don’t know for sure but if Digby is hetero, she’s showing some major privilege here by dismissing the importance of that. (If she’s not, then maybe she’s self-loating or something, who knows.)

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    Alison says:

    @MikeJ: No no, it’s simple. He needs to invite Digby, Greenwald, Hamsher et al to the White House and ask them to give him a Power Point presentation on the specific sizes and colors of the ponies they would like.

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    @Alison: my reaction is different. Who actually does qualify for “The Liberal Pantheon” by this standard? Because if any amount of bad stuff swamps any amount of good stuff, we’re going to end up with no elected politicians making the cut.

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    danielx says:

    @Jennifer:

    It’s like history began on Jan. 20, 2009; it would be pointless to speculate on what things were like in the dark mists of unrecorded history prior to that date.

    Well, exactly! The unpleasantries of the eight year period before that date never happened. George W? George who?

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @👽 Martin: That 1.86 gas just lives on like the benchmark of all benchmarks with the “I gots gold, I gots seeds, I got guns, so let them there banks just collapse and we’ll have 25 cent gas again, like we did when John Wayne was still alive” crowd.

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    Davis X. Machina says:

    @MikeJ: Dennis Kucinich — right up until he joined Fox.

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    burnspbesq says:

    @Yutsano:

    Come on, you two. I have no desire to relitigate breakfast.

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @Schlemizel:

    Just ignore them & they will go away.

    hee hee

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @Alison:

    And pretty much everyone else thinks her hair looks great. You’re the only person I’ve seen denigrate it.

    How widely did you poll?

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    @Alison: Throughout the liberal blogosphere there needs to be a reckoning by which it is decided if the critique is going to be “Here are some things I would ideally like to see happen” or “Here are some errors being made in the pursuit of something less than what I would ideally like to see happen.” Because otherwise it’s pretty easy to say something like “I want Good Things, and until I get them I’m going to keep complaining,” which is really just a self-fulfilling desire to never stop complaining.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @quannlace:

    Schumer (repeatedly) said “Barack H. Obama.”

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    DH says:

    Let’s be less than polite:
    Drudge is a bigoted asshole.

    I do like TPM’s catch from the speech:

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/a.....?ref=fpblg

    President Lincoln still lives.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @danielx: Well, exactly! The unpleasantries of the eight year period before that date never happened. George W? George who?

    Condoleeza Rice* has a 65% approval rating, George W Bush’s budget director goes on TV and talks about how Obama’s spending and deficit is so bad for the country, and people who voted to cut taxes while putting a war (of choice) on the national credit card are unflinchingly, even fawningly, presented by objective reporters as “fiscal conservatives”.

    *I gather she has now signed on to CBS as an exclusive (paid) contributor. That strikes me as a weird move for an ex-SOS. I can’t imagine she needs the money.

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @Chyron HR:

    Is this just Tim’s usual daily snit, or is he in especially high dudgeon because it’s inauguration day and his boy lost the election?

    You really can’t conceive of areas of gray, can you.

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    Alison says:

    @FlipYrWhig: Especially when the goal posts in re: “good things” keep getting moved so as to allow for continued complaining.

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @Alison: To be fair, I’m sure the Freepers have all become experts on women’s hairstyles and makeup application too.

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    danielx says:

    @Hill Dweller:

    That was pretty much the entire point of Bobo’s column of last Thursday – Obama’s proposal of moderate policies that most Americans support is driving the Republican House majority and their constituents insane. Therefore the only reasonable solution is for Obama to act like he lost the election so as to stop teh ever-increasing crazy so deplored by David Fucking Brooks and his Villager cohorts.

    Shorter David Brooks:

    Bipartisanship always means giving Republicans what they want.

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    MikeJ says:

    @Steeplejack:

    Schumer (repeatedly) said “Barack H. Obama.”

    It’s a sign of respect, like Jesus H. Christ.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Betty Cracker: sarah palin is their Helen of Troy

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    geg6 says:

    @FlipYrWhig:

    Because if any amount of bad stuff swamps any amount of good stuff, we’re going to end up with no elected politicians making the cut.

    But that’s the whole point of the digbys of this world. ALL politicians are horrible people who want us all to live miserable lives and knock us all down to live under overpasses roasting pigeons on old curtain rods. Well, maybe not all. Just the ones that actually win elections. In particular, Democratic ones that actually win elections.

    Her and her compatriots whole schtick is that no one is as pure and ethical and moral and “progressive” (I hate that word with a passion; it originated with a Republican and I refuse to use it. I’m a fucking liberal, not a progressive) as they are. They are the mirror image of the Teabaggers.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @FlipYrWhig:

    “I want Good Things, and until I get them I’m going to keep complaining,” which is really just a self-fulfilling desire to never stop complaining.

    I dated a guy for awhile who thought that made him a desireable, type A personality of a winner. After a month or so, I figured those habits made him a tragically flawed incessant whiner.

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    gene108 says:

    @FlipYrWhig:

    Digby is right about a President’s supporters being responsible for crafting what is remembered about him.

    Reagan’s supporters went to the mat to deify him, thus St. Ronaldus Magnus is born.

    Liberals tend not to gloss over the shortcomings of Democratic Presidents and magnify those short comings immensely.

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    Schlemizel says:

    @Pinkamena Panic:

    I think the cure just takes time. All Douche & Bag want is a reaction. If they don’t get one they will escalate & try to be more outrageous and more obnoxious. That might take a couple of weeks but eventually they will no longer be able to whack off over eliciting a response. They will give up and go annoy people someplace else or buy a new gerbil.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:

    sarah palin Tammy Faye Baker is their Helen of Troy

    FTFY.

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    Mandalay says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:

    I gather she has now signed on to CBS as an exclusive (paid) contributor. That strikes me as a weird move for an ex-SOS.

    If she can avoid saying dumb stuff it may be a smart move. She might have a loftier goal four years from now.

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @Betty Cracker:

    To be fair, I’m sure the Freepers have all become experts on women’s hairstyles and makeup application too.

    Oh, I doubt that, but we gay men certainly are.

    And Michelle is trying too hard. It’s America, I get to say that.

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @geg6:

    You are an idiot bot.

    Digby is one of the few, really good ones, consistent regardless of who’s in power at the moment, either nationally or withing the party.

    Wake up, clueless.

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    Uncle Cosmo says:

    @rlrr:

    They both won two Presidential elections.

    Right. Dubya by 5 to 4 and then Blackwell to Diebold. No difference at all…

    @Haydnseek:

    If only Boehner’s wife was named Clementine…….

    I was thinking more in terms of Orange Julia, but you win.

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @Schlemizel:

    Going on seven years here, douche. Your plan is failing.

    Besides, Cole pays me per comment. Haven’t you noticed how long my threads get?

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    A Humble Lurker says:

    @Ted & Hellen:
    Aren’t you the one who goes around calling us all bots because we don’t think like you do? You’re either arguing in bad faith or have absolutely no self-awareness whatsoever.

    In any case the ‘make him a one term president’ plan has failed utterly. That’s going to keep my satisfaction coffers full for a good while. And I’m quite looking forward to the state of the union.

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @Suffern ACE:

    Oh please. No man would ever date you.

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    patroclus says:

    That was a very gay speech! Stonewall with Seneca Falls and Selma. Gay this and gay that. Beyonce and Kelly. And Michelle’s hair sure looked great too!

    Now what are y’all talking about?

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    This so called ‘climate’ is nothing but an invention of scientists

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    @geg6: I think the shtick is slightly different — IMHO it’s to declare that no political figure is ever going to play you for a sucker, because believing in a politician is one small step away from authoritarian, fascistic personality cult stuff. Remaining both jaded and an idealist is a good way to remind yourself that you haven’t sold out and never will.

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @Ted & Hellen: You need therapy.

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    @Ted & Hellen: I suppose chronic despair counts as a form of consistency.

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    Haydnseek says:

    @MikeJ: FTW!

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    PeakVT says:

    @Short Bus Bully: Log-Cabin-opia.

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    Joel says:

    Like flashing GIFs on old-school HTML pages, Drudge is yesterday’s news.

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    Whoa, can’t even get to a thread before it’s owned anymore, that Maddow piece must have put everyone at full freak-out from the starting line. It was a weird piece considering Rachel Maddow is a huge troll and a fairly successful one. I can only assume it was an intentional step to force everyone to dive into the net. Ah well. BJ never changes, just the tide rising and falling . . .

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    patroclus says:

    I did miss the obligatory homophobic pastor – don’t all inaugurations have one?

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    @geg6:

    ALL politicians are horrible people who want us all to live miserable lives and knock us all down to live under overpasses roasting pigeons on old curtain rods.

    Don’t be dramatic; they’re merely wealthy and powerful people who believe the people worth talking to and looking out for are other wealthy and powerful people. It’s a culture thing – they have their own.

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @FlipYrWhig:

    Perhaps you mistake healthy realism/skepticism as despair.

    Consider not making current political personalities the font of your world view.

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    Not a woman + not attracted to women = zero credibility regarding women’s appearance

    I read DH Lawrence in college, too, asswipe.

    You and he need therapy. And to shut the fuck up on that topic.

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    Public service reminder: The pie filter exists.

    http://ok-cleek.com/blogs/2149.....mvoweller/

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    geg6 says:

    @Ted & Hellen:

    Oh honey, I was reading digby when you were still shitting your diapers. She’s a shadow of her former self as this very passage demonstrates:

    If he wants to be in the liberal pantheon beyond the obvious (and very real) accomplishment of becoming the first African American president and some movement on gay rights, the second term will have to be different from the first.

    There are entire universes of accomplishments that she not only ignores there, but by leaving them out, discounts all the genuinely great accomplishments the man has managed to make in spite of the all-out hate and jealousy from both the right and the professional left, one of whom is digby. She’s a one-note Debbie Downer. She should take some anti-depressants and get on with her life, which is not exactly filled with near as many liberal accomplishments as the man she so easily dismisses as just an African American who happened to get lucky enough to get elected president and who has move just a bit in the general direction of seeing LGBTs as actual humans. Fuck her.

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    @Ted & Hellen: Yes, you’re a pure and undiluted soul. Refer to my earlier comment.

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    @geg6: hey, once she won a blogging award. That’s a kind of achievement!

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    scav says:

    Oh dear, has the mean man and this event got in the way of the doggie-duo’s spotlight?

    ‘Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall’ was worth the shiver.
    I think this speach will do even better with some thought and careful examination.

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    BTW, lots of Spanish and people whose parents grew up speaking Spanish throughout the festivities. I appreciate that.

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    eemom says:

    He rules their world

    Late to the par-tay, but I was thinking, women not girls, act your age not your shoe size.

    (Also too, apparently Prince blocks youtubes)

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @patroclus: I did miss the obligatory homophobic pastor – don’t all inaugurations have one?

    He actually quit.

    Truly, verily, Teh Hormoseckshual Agenda is pow’rful in these latter days.

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    @Another Halocene Human: The result was a distinct upgrade. I liked that guy, and the guy who did the prayer at the luncheon, too. And I’m an irreligious person.

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @Another Halocene Human:

    Not a woman + not attracted to women = zero credibility regarding women’s appearance

    Which is why there have NEVER been any gay male fashion designers. No, not even one.

    Shall I list them for you?

    Maroon.

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    MikeJ says:

    The best media coverage of the inauguration.

    I always google client sites for phrases from error messages that should appear on dev servers and should never make it to production. Looks like other people should learn to be as thorough.

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    A Humble Lurker says:

    @Ted & Hellen:
    Which is why models look like 6’0 12 year old boys. Fashion designers design for drag queens, not for the biologically female.

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @FlipYrWhig:

    Yes, you’re a pure and undiluted soul.

    Well, if you say so. You might note however, that I never said it.

    Millions of us don’t find it necessary to cleave to political heroes. We are SUPPOSED to be skeptical and cynical and demanding; it’s our civic duty.

    You really would be more at home in a dictatorship type situation.

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    mainmati says:

    Mark Halperin, the Bozo the Clown of his era.

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    Mandalay says:

    @A Humble Lurker:

    Which is why models look like 6’0 12 year old boys.

    Win.

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    Schlemizel says:

    @A Humble Lurker:
    You’re either arguing in bad faith

    No shit. Although calling what they do arguing is to abuse the word beyond recognition. This is the closest D&B can come to an argument
    http://www.funnyordie.com/vide.....y-sketches

    What they do is pop up here, say something insulting or despicable and then wait for people to respond. Then they masturbate furiously over the attention. You’ll notice the periods of absence after each visit. It takes them time to get the angry inch stiff again. Perhaps they have some pictures cut out of the childerns underwear ads from Target to help them but its the outraged response that gets them off.

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @A Humble Lurker:

    Idiotic and homophobic is not a good way to go thru life.

    Your comment might be just a tad generalizing.

    But whatever, I get it: Barack is awesome and Rush Limbaugh would totes be a great fashion designer cause he understands women.

    Got it.

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    @Ted & Hellen: all you’re doing is proving what I contended earlier, which is that the whole reason behind acting like a chronically disappointed mope is to prove that you haven’t been suckered because you’re too savvy-cool for that. That’s not politics. That’s narcissism and psychodrama.

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    scav says:

    @MikeJ: what should worry them even more might be that they don’t even appear to have an audience to yell at them about it. The loss of the debug your own newspaper crew a.k.a. dedicated eyeballs might be a problem, no?

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @Schlemizel:

    Wow. Your projections are very revealing of what’s going on with you.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @MikeJ:

    Heh. Actually, his New York accent made it sound exactly like that.

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    different-church-lady says:

    @geg6:

    I was reading digby when you were still shitting your diapers.

    Wait.. He & She stopped doing that at some point?

    If he wants to be in the liberal pantheon…

    Well, there’s the problem right off the bat: what makes her think that’s one of his goals?

    …beyond the obvious (and very real) accomplishment of becoming the first African American president and some movement on gay rights, the second term will have to be different from the first.

    Wow, I had no idea she’d become that far gone.

    I never thought she was the gold standard to begin with, and I have no hatred for her now, but that is some grade A bullshit she’s got on her shovel there.

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @FlipYrWhig:

    Seriously…other than your own imaginings…on what do you base the idea that people who feel as I do are trying to “prove” anything?

    Perhaps this is what we actually, you know…believe.

    Have you always felt like you weren’t in the “cool” group. Did those other kids always make you feel less than, like nothing, including you, would ever be enough to please them?

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    different-church-lady says:

    @Ted & Hellen: So… knowing that you’re capable of clever, I’ma wondering if you deliberately downgrade your trolling because you know it’s more annoying that way?

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    different-church-lady says:

    @Ted & Hellen:

    Millions of us don’t find it necessary to cleave to political heroes.

    Millions of us also don’t find it necessary to deliberately be a complete pain in the ass.

    Your move.

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    phoebes-in-santa fe says:

    @JPL: They’re both left handed?

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    eemom says:

    “They’re always showing the same old movie on this channel.”
    — Ethel Mertz

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    A Humble Lurker says:

    @Ted & Hellen:
    So you agree? You’re not saying I’m wrong. Just insulting me.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:

    sarah palin is their Helen of Troy

    The face that launched a thousand shits?

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    mir13 says:

    Paging Mr. De Mille. Mr. Cecil B. Dr Mille. We are ready for our close- ups now.

    That is all.

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    Punchy says:

    Did Obama’s speech make any mention of his kickbacks to Justice Roberts, his loyalty to his Kenyan brethern (like Kenyon Martin), or the Schrodinger equation?

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    dmbeaster says:

    @Dan: why the gripe? her post is positive about the speech

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    piratedan says:

    @FlipYrWhig: Liberal Pantheon… Lafollette and Debs is pretty much it, right?

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    👽 Martin says:

    Heh. The military precession is full of tricorn hats and bayonets. And a Taxation Without Representation license plate. Fuck you teatards!

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    Gravenstone says:

    @Schlemizel: So D&B is actually Hedwig? Whocoodanode?

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    Ruckus says:

    @JPL:
    There is some doubt about the older one. Well maybe not, he acts like a 10yr old, he’s an idiot, he was in a frat. Maybe you are correct, he falls into the category on a number of points. Hate to be in the same club though.

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    Ruckus says:

    @GregB:
    I prefer asshole, YMMV

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    geg6 says:

    @A Humble Lurker:

    So, so true.

    And the ones that aren’t gay, shockingly, tend to be the ones I like best.

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    Laura says:

    @JPL: And mammals.

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    MikeJ says:

    While we’re celebrating add to the list Merkel’s peeps losing in Lower Saxony.

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @geg6:

    Please link to pics of how you dress.

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    quannlace says:

    “You can’t refresh Drudge too often.”

    Refresh? Is that what the kids are calling it these days?

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    dww44 says:

    @Hill Dweller: Thanks, every time I hear that, and I’ve heard it lots since the election, I keep saying to myself, “the very nerve of any Washington press pundit, observer,or insider to call for the President to be less combative. Jeepers, he just learned how to put on the boxing gloves. Too soon to take them off.

    I don’t know about anybody else, but I’ve not noticed Boehner publicly issuing any calls for renewed political comity. And, David Gregory is always, always carrying water for the right.

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    bootsy says:

    Whiny David Gregory just now: The president doesn’t seem to like politics as much as being a leader.

    Note that Dancing Dave said that as if it was a bad thing.

    I think the subtext is: Why doesn’t he like me? Just because I repeat the most ridiculous Republican lies verbatim?

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    biff diggerence says:

    @NotMax:

    Maybe the Hedda Hopper of his era.

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    MikeJ says:

    Bill Clinton had no problem with Kelly Clarkson.

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    Calouste says:

    @MikeJ:

    The only thing that makes me slightly disappointed about that is that Germany now will never have a Prime Minister called David MacAllister (the outgoing CDU state PM and potential Merkel successor).

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    @Ted & Hellen: I can’t imagine why anyone might think you were trying to prove something. I can’t imagine why anyone might find an iota of self-dramatizing in any of your hundreds of virtually identical comments and dully repetitive fight-picking.

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    The Dangerman says:

    @Yutsano:

    Is Mark that good of a cocksucker that he can talk with Drudge’s dick in his mouth?

    Going Godwin Gag-One at One. A tip of the virtual cap.

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    sb says:

    @FlipYrWhig: I got introduced to an acronym yesterday in talking with Chet about guns: DFTT.

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    geg6 says:

    @Ted & Hellen:

    Actually, a lot like Michelle Obama. She wears a lot of J.Crew and Banana Republic and so do I.

    Although I’m not at all sure why this matters. I can’t afford designers, but if I could it would mostly be Ralph Lauren or Calvin Klein.

    ETA: I’m sure even someone with the lack of google fu that you display can find a Banana Republic or J.Crew catalog online.

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    @sb: I know, I know, but sometimes there’s a point worth making in a sidelong way by responding more generally. Or not. Gotta go, anyway.

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @geg6:

    Comments specifically addressed to the new hair and 35 pound lashes.

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    GregB says:

    Mark Halperin is such a dick, his hat is a foreskin.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @GregB: LULZ.

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    geg6 says:

    @Ted & Hellen:

    I don’t think I directed any comments to your derogatory comments about Michelle’s appearance today. But since you asked, I thought she looked absolutely fabulous. I loved every bit of it, especially the hair and the Vulcan-goes-Beltway outfit.

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    General Stuck says:

    @ranchandsyrup:

    Teehee. Comic genius.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    Is twitter overloaded?

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    @gene108: Reagan is only deified among Whites. I don’t know of any Black people who lurve Ronnie.

    My Mother (Black Jamaican Canadian) got eye rolls when she started asking Black security guards in D.C. where President Reagan was buried. I guess they must have been thinking she was a crazy tourist.

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    Raven says:

    Still talking to it? Really?

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    @geg6: This is saddening, and kinds rings true for me. I remember her first intro at one of the Netroots events, thinking “Wow, she’s just an ordinary person like me.” I used to read Digby frequently until the 2008 election when she lost her fucking mind. Now she’s way up in the Orly Taitz/Jane Hamsher orbits, and it’s too much fuel to fly that far out.

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    scav says:

    @Patricia Kayden: Well, it is on the other side of the nation. Aren’t most of them (expanding the term other to other than DC)? Isn’t that one of those RV tours, visiting all the gravesites of presidents?

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    Ted & Hellen says:

    @Raven:

    Yup. Still.

    I’m one of the few interesting things around these parts.

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    MikeJ says:

    @scav: DC to California? I don’t think I could hold my bladder long enough to give Reagan the proper tribute.

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    scav says:

    @MikeJ: The relief coupled with the sheer joy might indeed kill ya.

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    Raven says:

    Some textin goin on in the front row!

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    Ruckus says:

    @BruceFromOhio:
    too much fuel to fly that far out

    I likie

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    If I were offered a chance to terminate the life of a single Villager, with no consequences to me at all, I’d have a very hard time deciding who to get the axe.

    But Halperin would be in the running, most certainly.

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    Helen Bedd says:

    @Jennifer:

    at this link you can track the price of a gallon of gas in every major metro area for the last 8 years

    For [random] example on 1/21/09 gas was around $1.85 in Akron, Oh, and Los Angeles, $1.59 in Salt Lake City, $1.69 in Boston

    http://www.gasbuddy.com/gb_ret.....px?time=24

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    MikeJ says:

    @Helen Bedd: And republicans in congress are doing everything they can to get those prices back. Crashing the economy is the only sure way, and they’re working on it.

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    Jebediah says:

    @Schlemizel:

    WIth all the decent people who dies of AIDS why is it that Matt Sludge is still with us? There is no god

    Or there is a god, a selfish god who takes all the good and fun people and leaves the dregs for us.

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    @Jebediah: You can’t spell “Drudge” without “dreg.” Or, for that matter, “urge.”

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    MaxxLange says:

    “Hey, you aren’t advocating our extremist agenda! You’re BIASED”

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    ottercliff says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: Or if he didn’t so much plaque in his brain.

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