I beg to differ with the wanker from Teatardickistan…

Mississippi-1876

I get that the White Walkers of the Tea Party are upset that their candidate, Chris McDaniel, did not win the run-off election in Mississippi. An election going the other way is always a disappointment to any partisan left, right or extreme right. This time, the salt in their pain of defeat seems to be that Thad Cochran shamelessly appealed to black folks to vote in what should have been (in the Teatard view) a white’s only conservative primary–because beyond the officially sanctioned token minorities (who are known, named and on teevee), all Republicans conservatives are always assumed to be white.

The race betrayal of Cochran must have NBF spinning in his grave. No wonder McDaniel and the Teatards are outraged and pumping up the rhetoric*:

“Let’s make it very clear today,” McDaniel said at July 5 “freedom rally.” “After what we saw the other night, which is clearly the most unethical election in the history of this state…and might…and might…very well be the most illegal election in the history of this state [emphasis added]. We will let the word go forth from this time and place to friend and for alike. The people of this state will do anything to preserve the torch of liberty. We will bear any burden, fight any foe, to make sure that corruption is finally rooted out of the election process in this state.”

This was a ballsy statement. After all we are talking about Mississippi, a place where violent intimidation of voters was born. It was the Mississippi Plan of 1874 that the South used to end Reconstruction and strip Afirican-Americans of their rights for almost another hundred years. White terrorists murdered around 300 citizens as part of the 1874 elections and another 150 as part of the 1876 election. This model of White Terrorism was then exported throughout the South by motivational speakers and guidebooks.

I somehow think the Mississippi elections of 1874 and 1876 were–without question–the most unethical elections in the long and sad history of that perennially always failing state…and quite likely, the most illegal elections in the history of any fucking State.

(For those who like to dig into original source material, this Senate testimony from 1877 as to denial of elective franchise in Mississippi during the elections of 1875 and 1876 might help to underscore the lie to the Teatardick worldview).

And yet, because Negroes were involved, I’m sure the “free” citizens of Teatardickistan will disagree and think me mad.

How about and open thread…

Cheers

*Apologies for the Buzzfeed link. Here is one to the GOS.

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128 replies
  1. 1
    Baud says:

    I wonder if he knew he was quoting Kennedy, and if so, why?

  2. 2
    NotMax says:

    Because appropriating the phraseology of the Democrat JFK goes over so well in MS.

  3. 3
    Baud says:

    “So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is…corruption in the election process in this state.”

  4. 4
    Dennis G. says:

    @Baud: Well, I’m sure that they thought that bit of their word salad was clever, but then again they are idiots…

  5. 5
    Karen in GA says:

    might… very well be the most illegal election in the history of this state

    Might be, but we’re not sure, because there’ve been so fucking many.

    Still not as depressing as the other thread about the kiddie-pron prosecutors. Seriously, what kind of sick bastard do you have to be for “Let’s give the teenager an injection and then we’ll take pictures” to even occur to you?

    Ugh. Here’s something a little happier,* for anyone interested: today’s open thread shameless blogwhore. Iggy remembers snow.

    *Well, happier for Iggy, anyway.

  6. 6
    Baud says:

    “Fired up. Ready to…root corruption out of the election process in this state.”

  7. 7
    Ruckus says:

    What is it that conservatives and especially the teatards always think everyone else is doing the vial shit that they pull? IOW projection. Whenever they complain about anything I can safely assume that is exactly what they are doing. They are assholes and just don’t understand that everyone else is not one.
    Guess having a shitty outlook on life comes from having one’s head up one’s ass.

  8. 8
    Howard Beale IV says:

    @Baud: Which is ironic, given that MS is right up there in the Top 5 of most corrupt states.

  9. 9
    Baud says:

    “My fellow Mississippians, ask not what your state can do for you, ask what you can do to root out corruption in this state.”

  10. 10
    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    Tweety blandly repeating the notion that “people” corporations can dictate how their employees use their earned benefits.

  11. 11
    Zam says:

    @Baud: Probably just something that was rattling around in his skull that he thought sounded clever and original. That or like many far right loons he probably attributes the quote to one of the mythical founding fathers.

  12. 12
    shelley says:

    and might…very well be the most illegal election in the history of this state

    Jeez, why’d he hold back on the rhetoric? In true Teaparty fashion he should have gone right to the ‘most illegal election in the country….in all of Creation!’

  13. 13
    NotMax says:

    Had to check to confirm memory but yes, all of Mississippi’s electors in the 1960 election cast votes in the electoral college for segregationist Harry Byrd in protest against JFK.

  14. 14
    Howard Beale IV says:

    In other news, Jesse Ventura’s defamation trial against the estate of Chris Kyle has gotten underway.

  15. 15
    Karen in GA says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: Ugh. I haven’t watched him in years. My cardiovascular system is better for it.

  16. 16
    Dennis G. says:

    @Ruckus:

    Guess having a shitty outlook on life comes from having one’s head up one’s ass.

    Well, that describes it as well as anything else I’ve ever seen…

  17. 17
    David Koch says:

    @Baud:

    I wonder if he knew he was quoting plagiarizing Kennedy, and if so, why?

    /fixed

  18. 18
    chopper says:

    Well yes, but this time a *white* guy got boned so it’s clearly the worst thing ever.

  19. 19
    WereBear says:

    I was myself unaware that a human being could be so selfunaware.

  20. 20
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    I think the protocol demands this formulation:

    I beg to differ with my friend, the honorable wanker from teatardickistan

    ‘S only polite. And respectful.

  21. 21
    NotMax says:

    So when does McDaniel’s magnum opus, Profiles in Whining, come out?

  22. 22
    Suffern ACE says:

    I recommend that they show that Thad cochrane who is boss and stay away from the polls in November.

  23. 23
    Ruckus says:

    @Dennis G.:
    Not sure if it’s better or worse there than up someone else’s ass.
    They seem to be capable of both at the same time though.

  24. 24
    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    Mississippi is post-racial now. Yay.

  25. 25
    Baud says:

    “Ich bin ein teabagger.”

  26. 26
    JPL says:

    The President gave a statement on the crisis at the border. He nailed Congress for them turning a blind eye and he really nailed the House of Representatives. Chris Matthews bemoaned the fact that he didn’t visit the border. The President said he wasn’t interested in photo ops and and Chris had a sad face.

  27. 27
    Mandalay says:

    The people of this state will do anything to preserve the torch of liberty. We will bear any burden, fight any foe, to make sure that corruption is finally rooted out of the election process in this state.

    Brave words from McDaniel, but a little hollow since his crew tried to get rid of a reporter who was watching them review the poll books:

    Supporters of the Chris McDaniel for U.S. Senate Campaign twice unsuccesfully attemped to have a newspaper reporter ejected from a room in the Madison County Courthouse where they were examining poll books on Tuesday.

    At the Madison County Courthouse, an initial objection by one unidentified man representing the McDaniel camp halted the canvassing process when he left for 15 minutes to call someone with the campaign…

    Upon return, he strongly objected to the reporter’s presence again, saying only members of the McDaniel camp, Cochran camp, and Circuit Clerk’s Office were able to be present…

    Madison County Circuit Clerk Lee Westbrook read opinions from Attorney General Jim Hood and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and said as long as media weren’t touching the voter books or photographing private information they were allowed to be present.

    So much for McDaniel carrying the torch of liberty.

  28. 28
    Mandalay says:

    The people of this state will do anything to preserve the torch of liberty. We will bear any burden, fight any foe, to make sure that corruption is finally rooted out of the election process in this state.

    Brave words from McDaniel, but a little hollow since his crew tried (unsuccessfully) to get rid of a reporter who was watching them review the poll books:

    Supporters of the Chris McDaniel for U.S. Senate Campaign twice unsuccesfully attemped to have a newspaper reporter ejected from a room in the Madison County Courthouse where they were examining poll books on Tuesday.

    At the Madison County Courthouse, an initial objection by one unidentified man representing the McDaniel camp halted the canvassing process when he left for 15 minutes to call someone with the campaign…

    Upon return, he strongly objected to the reporter’s presence again, saying only members of the McDaniel camp, Cochran camp, and Circuit Clerk’s Office were able to be present…

    Madison County Circuit Clerk Lee Westbrook read opinions from Attorney General Jim Hood and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and said as long as media weren’t touching the voter books or photographing private information they were allowed to be present.

    So much for McDaniel carrying the torch of liberty.

  29. 29
    Wag says:

    @Baud:

    Catholics are ok now. Just look at those defenders of the Right on the Supreme Court. All 5 in the majority on HL are Catholics.

    The yearing for Pope Benedict is strong on the right.

  30. 30
    Baud says:

    We will let the word go forth from this time and place to friend and for alike. The people of this state will do anything to preserve the torch of liberty. We will bear any burden, fight any foe, break in to any nursing home, to make sure that corruption is finally rooted out of the election process in this state.”

    Fixed.

  31. 31
    Dennis G. says:

    @Suffern ACE: Better yet, they should run as a third party. The Party of Lincoln will always have too many squishes ready to embrace the Negroes to thwart their plans and the white race. Purity can only be achieved through a third party of white folks committed to defending the race…

  32. 32
    Violet says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:

    Tweety blandly repeating the notion that “people” corporations can dictate how their employees use their earned benefits.

    Do not think we should be calling them “benefits”. They are compensation just like the salary. Start pointing out that companies want to dictate how you can use your compensation.

  33. 33
    Hal says:

    Chris Matthews let me finish segment tonight was all about the need for dems to win over white male voters. According to him, dems need to do more to reach out to white men, or even if Hillary Clinton runs and wins, she could be a lame duck from day one if all she does is rely on Obama voter coalitions. Start working on those tea tards hrc. White men are the only truly legit voting block after all.

  34. 34
    Kropadope says:

    @JPL: This wouldn’t be the first time the Republicans blamed Obama for not fixing a problem they are actively preventing him from fixing.

  35. 35
    tybee says:

    @Baud:

    ok. i laughed.

  36. 36
    Cacti says:

    Be careful badmouthing Nathan Bedford Forrest. He’s known to have defenders on this “progressive” web site.

  37. 37
    Another Holocene Human says:

    because beyond the officially sanctioned token minorities (who are known, named and on teevee), all Republicans conservatives are always assumed to be white.

    I remember reading that in the South for decades prior to the VRA only a small minority of Blacks were registered to vote in the Deep South, usually your kind of social and property elite who also had made good with the whites or their families had for a few generations and thus they were allowed this little privilege not offered to their fellows.

    There were always a few free Blacks living in slave states but of course fewer and fewer as the slave laws became harsher and one moves the clock closer and closer to the outbreak of civil war.

    Their ancestors kept a few token Jewish money lenders around while cursing them behind their backs … like a work visa, these folks may have lived and died in a country without citizenship rights and their order of protection or whatever that let them live there could be revoked at any time, like when the monarch declined to repay his debts…. Or somebody needed to blame a plague or drought on a convenient target….

    This shit is old shit. It’s been going on forever.

  38. 38
    dmsilev says:

    @Hal: In other words, Tweety thinks people like Tweety are of the utmost importance.

    I’m shocked, shocked to learn this.

  39. 39
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @JPL:

    Chris had a sad face.

    How could you tell through all the spittle?

  40. 40
    David Koch says:

    @Howard Beale IV: thanks for the link. seems like an interesting case.

  41. 41
    dmsilev says:

    Oh, dear:

    In Waukesha, Wisconsin today, a group of business leaders held a press conference to press Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. The event was part of a so-called National Day of Action for Immigration Reform – coordinated by various groups including the US Chamber of Commerce and Mike Bloomberg’s Partnership for a new economy. But things got kinda of weird when a local developer named Dagoberto Ibarra got up to make an impassioned speech which ended with him say “”I’m not seeing anybody doing anything. This is the most useless Congress in the last eight years, because a n—-r is in charge.”

  42. 42
    JPL says:

    @Kropadope: I stream MSNBC so it was easy to shut him down. Erin Burnett on CNN actually mentioned that the President deported more each year than previous presidents.

  43. 43
    Dennis G. says:

    @Cacti: I do not doubt it. The culture of white supremacy has roots in all aspects of American politics and thought: left, right and center…

  44. 44
    Suffern ACE says:

    @dmsilev: I, ummm, well. I don’t think that was the “refreshing, tells it like it is, straight shooting from the hip, folksy” speech the press usually fawns over.

  45. 45
    Kropadope says:

    @JPL: Well, the deportations I’m not sure are really helping. They were meant to help his negotiating posture, but negotiating partners’ posture is “no negotiations.”

    What would really help would be reforming our drug and immigration laws. Congress?

  46. 46
    Mandalay says:

    Wow…even Ann Coulter is telling McDaniel’s supporters to STFU and stop being loser crybabies….

    But some McDaniel supporters can’t think about anything but winning this one primary. They don’t care that they’re gambling with a Republican majority in the Senate — or destroying McDaniel’s future prospects…As the nation goes up in smoke, they act as if the future of the country is nothing compared to their color war at summer camp.

    What on earth did Team McDaniel do to piss off Coulter?

  47. 47
    Violet says:

    @JPL: Chris Matthews is the epitome of the Colbert claim to “feel the news at you”. He’s all about how politicians make him feel–from the “thrill up his leg” over Obama’s speech to the fawning over Bush in his flightsuit and any number of additional examples. Of course he wants Obama to do various things that would give him, Chris Matthews a thrill of some kind. It’s how he relates to the world.

  48. 48
    Mnemosyne says:

    @Kropadope:

    See also the thread below about the NSA. Only Congress can fix the laws, but Republicans don’t want to change a thing — they want the next Republican president to have all that power for himself.

  49. 49
    efgoldman says:

    Kilgore at Washington Monthly notices how few African Americans actually voted in the runoff. Hint: enough to turn it to Cochran, but otherwise a very small number.

    the “crossover” votes were only crucial because this was a very close election. Fact is African-American voting in the GOP runoff was light by any objective standards:
    Over all, black turnout was not huge. Turnout in these heavily Democratic precincts was lower in the hotly contested Republican runoff than in the noncompetitive Democratic primary earlier in June. Turnout was about 9 percent of 2012 general election levels in these precincts, compared with as much as 70 or 80 percent in the most Republican precincts.
    Precinct 83, an overwhelmingly black precinct where Mr. Obama won 99.3 percent of the vote, was emblematic of the significant but still limited increase in turnout. Mr. Cochran’s vote total jumped from 35 in the primary to 204 in the runoff; in 2012, Mr. Romney drew 17 votes. Mr. McDaniel’s total dropped from six to five. Despite the increase in runoff turnout, three times as many voters participated in the noncompetitive Democratic primary, and 10 times as many voted in the 2012 presidential election.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.c.....051133.php

  50. 50
    Howard Beale IV says:

    @David Koch: This goes back a number of years, and Opie and Anthony were involved in the backstory.

    First, Ventura walked out of an O & A interview when Jim Norton started to take issue with a number of things Ventura was expounding on.

    Then, when Chris Kyle hit the book tour and popped up on O & A’s show, it was revealed by Kyle that Ventura was the guy who Kyle allegedly punched out in a bar where there was some sort of military thing going on.

    Ventura’s taking a big risk with this lawsuit; especially since Kyle wasn’t as much in the public limelight as Ventura has been/is currently.

  51. 51
    Kropadope says:

    @Mnemosyne: Oh, I saw the NSA thread. My (apparent) nemesis, Corner Stone, showed up to be rude and everything.

  52. 52
    JPL says:

    The new Obama is not holding back. What surprised me though, was that I heard what the President said and what the news media focused on, was different. The President going to the border will not fix the House of Representatives.

  53. 53
    Howard Beale IV says:

    @Mandalay: Imagine if Coulter and Greenwald (both con lawyers) bred.

  54. 54
    Kropadope says:

    @Howard Beale IV: Glennon Coulterwald? Dear God, the lies in service of ideology could reach critical mass, opening a black hole on the surface of the Earth. I know GG is gay, but Ann Coulter is mannish enough. I don’t generally believe in such measures, but this looks like a situation for forced sterilization.

  55. 55
    PhilbertDesanex says:

    @Kropadope: In Texas it’s “cut off his legs and call him Shorty” They have been doing this to Obama since he got to town. Quite effectively considering. Man will Fox scream if we do it.

  56. 56
    SFAW says:

    @dmsilev:

    a local developer named Dagoberto Ibarra got up to make an impassioned speech which ended with him say “”I’m not seeing anybody doing anything. This is the most useless Congress in the last eight years, because a n—-r is in charge.”

    That can be read two ways, not sure which way he meant: the TeaTard way? Or the James Lincoln Collier way?

    He seemed to be intimating – post-conference – that it was the Collier way. Who am I to disagree.

    On the other hand, some people think Stiockdale was just a befuddled old man.

  57. 57
    Suffern ACE says:

    @Howard Beale IV: wasn’t Kyle the guy who had a funeral procession that stretched 25 miles? There was a limelight for him and it was probably bigger than JV had at the time.

  58. 58
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @JPL:

    The new Obama is not holding back.

    Fantastic! And while I totally understand why this Obama didn’t come forth much in the past 5-1/2 years, I kinda wish it had. But welcome, welcome.

    As I’ve said before, I cannot WAIT to read his Presidential memoirs!*

    *(Also Michelle’s)

  59. 59
    SFAW says:

    @Mandalay:

    What on earth did Team McDaniel do to piss off Coulter?

    Made an injudicious comment about her Adam’s apple?

  60. 60
    Mnemosyne says:

    @Kropadope:

    The only thing I hear from Corner Stone is that he’s inordinately fond of pie. He just can’t stop talking about it.

  61. 61
    SatanicPanic says:

    Why doesn’t this guy just stop being a big baby? What a chump

  62. 62
    SFAW says:

    @Howard Beale IV:

    Imagine if Coulter and Greenwald (both con lawyers) bred.

    Ed Wood died too soon.

  63. 63
    Kropadope says:

    @Mnemosyne: So, I can get him off my back by baking? Interesting, but I’m more of a soup/stew/sauce kinda cook.

  64. 64
    Howard Beale IV says:

    @Kropadope:

    I know GG is gay, but Ann Coulter is mannish enough

    Ya mean ‘cuz sh’e got an adam’s apple that any male would be envious of?

    I wouldn’t fuck Ann Coulter with John Cole’s dick, even though she deserves a proper fucking.

  65. 65
    Howard Beale IV says:

    @SFAW: Ya beat me to it.

  66. 66
    raven says:

    A gunman killed at least five people in a shooting near Houston, Texas on Wednesday, TV station KPRC reports.

    Three children and two adults were slain at a home in Spring, according to the Houston Chronicle.

  67. 67
    Mnemosyne says:

    @Kropadope:

    Cleek’s Pie Filter.

    Though I’ve edited it a bit so I can also hear about cupcakes. I like cupcakes.

  68. 68
    Anoniminous says:

    torch of liberty

    Misquoted.

    torching of libraries

    There. Fixed.

  69. 69
    Howard Beale IV says:

    @Suffern ACE: Got me on that one. Kyle’s death came from out of nowhere, the story is he was trying to help a fellow vet with PTSD, but due to circumstances, lost his life.

    Too bad it was Kyle, when it should have been Rumsfeld or Cheney the heart transplant patient

  70. 70
    Kropadope says:

    @Mnemosyne: Don’t you read Andrew Sullvian? Cupcake stocks are way down. Frozen yogurt is the dessert of the future.

  71. 71
    SFAW says:

    @SiubhanDuinne:

    As I’ve said before, I cannot WAIT to read his Presidential memoirs!*

    Actually, some of it has already gone to video.

  72. 72
    Suffern ACE says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: honestly, I hope his first post presidency book is a novel about an American President, loosely based on his presidency, but with fact as collected in the right wing press and national enquirer.

    “It was the afternoon of my 50th birthday and I was in bed with my catamite when Malory Carrot announced that one W. Hairs had come to see me.”

  73. 73
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @raven:

    Ah fuck.

    I am horrified at my own almost shrugging response to this news – “Another mass shooting? Meh, so what else is new?” I hate the part of me that has pretty much decided to go numb in the face of appalling news.

  74. 74
    SFAW says:

    @Howard Beale IV:

    I’d say something about “great minds” etc. etc., but that wouldn’t explain me thinking of it.

  75. 75
    raven says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: My wife was getting ready to leave for a conference when the regulation and extra time soccer ended. I said “It’s another shootout” and she said “damn”. She didn’t think I was talking about soccer.

  76. 76
    Howard Beale IV says:

    @SFAW: If I had to do her, I’d need some serious psychotropics. But she does have the New York coke whore look down pat, tho….

  77. 77
    Mnemosyne says:

    @Kropadope:

    Sully’s way behind the times. It’s all about macarons. At least two speciality stores have opened near us and all of the local bakeries are making them.

  78. 78
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @SFAW:

    LOL, I hope Luther ghostwrites the books!

  79. 79
    Suffern ACE says:

    @Mnemosyne: agree. Frozen yogurt is a bubble about to burst. There are four different chains competing for customers in my mall alone. Macaroons is a good bet. But I’m thinking the next big thing is rice pudding or biscuits.

  80. 80
    Kropadope says:

    @Mnemosyne: Those look like something I can find in the ten-year-old candy section of the flea market next to the candy cigarettes. For baked goods, nothing beats the key lime pie or it’s little cousin, the fruit tart.

    @Suffern ACE: You got me, I’m telling my broker to go all in on rice pudding stock.

  81. 81
    SFAW says:

    @Howard Beale IV:

    But she does have the New York coke whore look down pat, tho….

    I’ll take your word for it.

    Is that like “She’s not bad, for a skank.”?

  82. 82
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @raven:

    I feel her. I have never managed to get over January 8, 2011, when I checked in with BJ during the first intermission of the Met Opera’s “La Fanciulla del West” and read about Gaby Giffords — including the (thankfully erroneous) report that she had died of her gunshot wounds. I’m with your wife, I don’t even like the term “shootout” as sports terminology.

  83. 83
    SFAW says:

    @SiubhanDuinne:

    LOL, I hope Luther ghostwrites the books!

    From your “lips” to FSM’s noodley earlike appendages.

  84. 84
    Mnemosyne says:

    @Kropadope:

    Fresh-baked macarons are awesome. Even the frozen Trader Joe’s ones are really good. Don’t be fooled by the ones your grandma used to find stashed at the back of her cupboard.

  85. 85
    Roger Moore says:

    @SFAW:

    I’d say something about “great minds” etc. etc., but that wouldn’t explain me thinking of it.

    I think the standard response in that case is “soft minds run together”.

  86. 86
    Roger Moore says:

    @Mnemosyne:

    Sully’s way behind the times. It’s all about macarons.

    And I’m so far behind the times I thought artisanal ice cream was still the big thing in desserts.

  87. 87
    SatanicPanic says:

    Is there a whinier group of people than white conservative males? In history?

  88. 88
    efgoldman says:

    @Roger Moore:

    And I’m so far behind the times I thought artisanal ice cream was still the big thing in desserts.

    Gelato.

  89. 89
    NotMax says:

    @Mnemosyne

    Possibly confusing macarons with macaroons?

  90. 90
    Suffern ACE says:

    @Kropadope: oh just try it. You’ll like it.

  91. 91
    NotMax says:

    @efgoldman

    Noticed in this week’s supermarket flyer that Breyer’s is marketing gelato.

    Sign that the fad has peaked?

  92. 92
    Kropadope says:

    @Suffern ACE: Are you kidding? I love rice pudding.

    OMFG, I’m saving that link for when I have money.

  93. 93
    Roger Moore says:

    @efgoldman:

    Gelato.

    Meh. Gelato was a big thing a few years ago, but more American-style artisanal ice cream seems to be bigger now. There’s also the whole “freeze it with liquid nitrogen while you wait and watch” thing, which I expect to continue growing in popularity until it displaces Cold Stone Creamery.

  94. 94

    Open thread? my wife’s post on contraception, choices, and role models

  95. 95
    Another Holocene Human says:

    @dmsilev: upps, when the Waukesha GOP taught him the super sekrit Chamber of Sekrits I mean Commerce handshake they forgot to tell him you only use the n-word inside the Freedom Sanctum of Small Business Eagle Patriots with other Patriots and not outside….

  96. 96
    Mnemosyne says:

    @NotMax:

    Technically, in English they’re both called “macaroons,” but people are starting to use the French spelling to try and avoid confusion.

    Why there had to be two different spellings in the first place, I have no idea, but we’re the language that insists that the city of Milano is really called “Milan,” so who knows?

  97. 97
    Another Holocene Human says:

    @Mandalay: He’s a loser and she hates loser stink. Never gets out of your clothes.

  98. 98
    efgoldman says:

    @NotMax:

    Sign that the fad has peaked?

    By the time I’m aware of any fad, it has peaked.
    Gelato is too creamy for my taste. I’ve always preferred the coarser kinds.

  99. 99
    Mnemosyne says:

    @Roger Moore:

    You can make an appointment in DTLA at Peddler’s Creamery and churn your own — by bicycle!

  100. 100
    Kropadope says:

    @Another Holocene Human: It sounds like he was blaming Congress, not the N person.

  101. 101
    efgoldman says:

    @Mnemosyne:

    people are starting to use the French spelling to try and avoid confusion.

    No, they’re doing it to charge more money.

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    SFAW says:

    @Roger Moore:

    OK. But that’s kinda insulting to Howard, ain’t it?

    Me? Even having a mind, soft or otherwise, is a step up. So it’s all good.

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    Another Holocene Human says:

    @SFAW: Ugh, gross. When is this going to stop? Way to insult gross Muslim-baiter Ann Coulter, be grosser than Ann Coulter. #winning #bqhtevwr

    ETA: well, whaddya u noe, it seems like a normally sane commenter outgrossed you on this thread, I feel bad singling you out now: @Howard Beale IV: #SHAME

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    Skerry says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: KHOU has reported a 6th person has died in Houston.

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    Karen in GA says:

    @ranchandsyrup: A good read.

    @SiubhanDuinne: You too? I’m almost surprised to go a whole day without hearing about another multiple shooting.

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    Mike in NC says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: Fat fucker Tweety needs to be run over by a bus.

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    p.a. says:

    @efgoldman: like calling an Italian restaurant a trattoria, which in Italy is a modest family run enterprise (‘above’ an osteria but ‘below’ a ristorante) and having a $$$ menu instead of $ or $$.

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    NotMax says:

    @efgoldman

    By the time I’m aware of any fad, it has peaked.

    Me too.

    But am 99% certain that pet rocks, mood rings and pogs are no longer “in.”

    :)

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    efgoldman says:

    @Mike in NC:

    Fat fucker Tweety needs to be run over by a bus.

    Nah, nothing that drastic. We just need to hire someone to duct tape his mouth, and go back and redo it every day. Hell, i bet Rachel could get an intern to do it.

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    SFAW says:

    @Another Holocene Human:

    Yeah, yeah, whatever.

    Interesting that using a descriptive-albeit-impolite/tacky word is “grosser” than the vile shit that Coulter has spewed for the last 15-odd years. I guess my values are all fucked up, right?

    ETA: Although I guess I should be grateful that I wasn’t characterized as insane. Yet.

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    SFAW says:

    @NotMax:

    But am 99% certain that pet rocks, mood rings and pogs are no longer “in.”

    WHAT???

    shit

    (sound of me typing “craigslist dot org”)

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    rikyrah says:

    Voting Totals Reveal Crucial Boost From Blacks in Thad Cochran’s Victory

    JULY 9, 2014

    The precinct level returns in Hinds County bolster the theory that a surge in black, Democratic turnout allowed Senator Thad Cochran to defeat Chris McDaniel, a Tea Party-backed state senator, in last month’s Republican primary runoff in Mississippi.

    Mr. Cochran won by 7,667 votes. Nearly half — a net 3,532 votes — came from the most Democratic precincts in Jackson’s Hinds County, where President Obama won a combined 97.8 percent of the vote in 2012, according to figures released Tuesday night by the Mississippi secretary of state.

    The surge in turnout was clearest in overwhelmingly black precincts; turnout sometimes increased by more than 3,000 percent over the initial Republican primary.

    In Hinds County’s 25 most heavily Democratic precincts, where Mr. Obama won a combined 99.3 percent of the vote, Mr. Cochran picked up a net 1,414 votes, representing about a fifth of Mr. Cochran’s statewide margin of victory and dwarfing the 121 votes won by Mitt Romney in the same precincts in 2012.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07.....&_r=1

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    efgoldman says:

    @p.a.:

    like calling an Italian restaurant a trattoria

    Which is the name of our favorite local upscale Italian restaurant. Superb, but for very special occasions only.
    But…. they’ve opened a pizzeria of the same quality. Everything costs a buck or so more than is usual for the area, but the quality difference….

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    efgoldman says:

    @rikyrah: Umm…. @efgoldman:

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    SFAW says:

    @efgoldman:

    Everything costs a buck or so more than is usual for the area, but the quality difference….

    Is this in Rho Dilun? Or in the more civilized climes to the north? (Always looking for good places, even if I’m not supposed to eat pizza.)

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    efgoldman says:

    @SFAW:

    Is this in Rho Dilun?

    Yup. George Washington Highway (Rt. 116) in Lincoln, across the street from the mall.

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    karen says:

    Isn’t this a dress rehearsal for when they lose any seats in November or even when they lose the Presidential Election in 2016? If they can force another recount or disqualify every black vote or even force another election in Mississippi, game over people. Elections no longer matter and the 1% who controls the Teahadis have finally gotten tired of working behind the scenes and bribing the Supreme Court and have decided just to buy the country. What good is a Constitution if it’s only arbitrarally enforced and only against one party?

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    SFAW says:

    @efgoldman:

    Sister-in-law used to live in Warwick, but moved to MA last year. If she still lived there, I’d try to make a detour, but Lincoln is an hour for me.

    But thanks for the tip, in case I decide I want to annoy Al Gore.

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    A Humble Lurker says:

    @Howard Beale IV:

    I wouldn’t fuck Ann Coulter with John Cole’s dick, even though she deserves a proper fucking.

    One, come on with that. Two, she doesn’t.

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    Glocksman says:

    @SFAW:

    Rubik’s Cubes are the new ‘in’ thing these days.
    I think some commie in Czechoslovakia* invented it.

    And there’s all those cool things from Sharper Image like Mall Walker shoes.

    Though on a serious note the main thing I remember about Sharper Image is that they were frequently the butt of jokes in Bloom County.

    *I know Rubik was from Hungary and that ‘Czechoslovakia’ doesn’t exist as a nation any more for the sarcasm impaired.

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    SFAW says:

    @Glocksman:

    *I know Rubik was from Hungary and that ‘Czechoslovakia’ doesn’t exist as a nation any more for the sarcasm impaired.

    A little TOO much inside baseball on that one. (Rubik being Hungarian and all.) And the Czecho thing is a little bit out there, too.

    But thanks for the tips, I’ll head to Sharper Image, posthaste.

    ETA: And, just to be anal-retentive, I realize that being from Hungary and being Hungarian are not necessarily the same thing.

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    Glocksman says:

    @SFAW:

    What can I say?
    Back in the early 80’s, the Rubik’s Cube was one of my favorite nondigital* (I owned a Timex Sinclair 1000 as my first computer) toys.

    I wasted many an hour trying to solve it.

    *Though given the mathematics involved it can be argued that it was digital as well.

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    Mandalay says:

    @Glocksman:

    *I know … that ‘Czechoslovakia’ doesn’t exist as a nation any more

    Could you please let John McCain know? He’s a little confused about that.

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    Glocksman says:

    @Mandalay:

    I’m somewhat surprised that McCain didn’t call it ‘The Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia’.
    After all, Reinhard Heydrich seems to be the type of ‘leader’ that McCain admires.

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    Fred says:

    With all the comments about Tweety in this thread I am inspired to throw my log on the bon-fire.
    When I listen to Hard Ball I find I shout through gritted teeth, “Shut the fuck up, Chris Mathews!” from 6-12 times over the course of the show. It is because he NEVER lets anybody finish a statement. Even when I agree with him he is such an ass hole I just want to scream.
    And lately he’s really getting obnoxious. When that kid got released by the Taliban, Mathews had the guy tried and convicted of treason before the first guest had a chance to say “peep” about the story. Anybody who dared mention that the man deserved his day in court or innocent until… was cut off with a scornful bark of Mathews jabber.
    Now he’s pimping for Mitt and trying to cut down Clinton.
    I think he’s trying to bate a fight ’cause it’s good for his business.
    It is really getting disgusting and I’m betting it is going to get worse. I don’t much watch it anymore.

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    SFAW says:

    @Fred:

    When I listen to Hard Ball I find I shout through gritted teeth, “Shut the fuck up, Chris Mathews!” from 6-12 times over the course of the show.

    Amateur.

    I do that during the course of a single Boehner (or Perry or Cantor [HA!] or McCain or take-your-pick Rethug imbecile [forgive the redundancy]) sound bite on NPR. In fact, it’s sometimes a contest to see how many different curses I can come up with within the 15 to 30 seconds that those lying, evil motherfuckers are speaking.

    If I were to try to do that for Tweety’s entire show, I’d have to add in other languages, because I’d run out of English curses. Fortunately, I’m not limited in that regard.

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    Jose Arcadia Buendia says:

    @David Koch:

    This.

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    Yoda Dog says:

    Officially the best title to a post ever.

    Cheers.

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