Speaking of stupidity (and greatness)…

Of course you knew Rush Limbaugh would say something appalling and crass about the death of Robin Williams. Just as an inflamed, military draft exemption-class ass pustule must ooze pus, Limbaugh must open his yap to let torrents of bile and self-righteousness spew forth.

Perhaps, in Limbaugh’s case, the docs removed the inflamed cyst from the man’s ass, tossed the man in the medical waste bag and then watched the cyst go on to have a fabulously successful career in hate radio. Seems possible!

Anyhoo, Limbaugh implied that Williams’ suicide was in some way linked to “the left’s worldview,” which he described as “one of pessimism and darkness, sadness.” You can sort of see where Limbaugh came by that impression since liberals are famous for fearfully skulking around with guns and bitterly lamenting the theft of “their” country, etc.

Williams’ daughter Zelda, who sounds like an apple that didn’t fall too far from the tree, anticipated that certain bile purveyors would attempt to make hay of her dad’s death:

To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too.

I recommend dispatching a flock of vultures to crap on Limbaugh’s Bentley. Perhaps the late, great Lauren Bacall could summon them. She sounds like a woman who would have known how to respond to an ambulatory pustule like Limbaugh. Here’s an excerpt of Ms. Bacall’s obit in The Guardian:

Off screen, Bacall threw her weight behind liberal causes, campaigning for Democratic hopefuls Adlai Stevenson and Robert Kennedy, and enjoyed a reputation for being fiery and outspoken; a woman who did not suffer fools gladly. “Happy schmappy,” she scoffed to Vanity Fair. “I don’t think anyone that has a brain can ever really be happy.”

[snip]

In old age, Bacall raged against what she saw as the mediocrity of contemporary Hollywood, as represented by everything from the career of Tom Cruise to the Twilight movies that her granddaughter dragged her to see. “She said it was the greatest vampire film ever made,” Bacall recalled. “After the film was over, I wanted to smack her across the head with my shoe.”

Instead, Bacall bought the child a DVD of FW Murnau’s 1922 classic Nosferatu. “Now that’s a vampire film,” she told her sternly.

Lauren-Bacall-001

Some guy I once knew told me that I sound just like Lauren Bacall. He was probably just trying to get in my pants, but I still cherish the compliment years later. Anyway, rest in peace, great lady, and here’s looking at you, kid.






113 replies
  1. 1
    Svensker says:

    This all just made me cry.

  2. 2
    ThresherK says:

    Was she ever dragged before HUAC?

    I mean, that’s one of those “good enemies for a liberal to have” from ’60 years ago. I haven’t been reading every tribute to her, I just didn’t see it mentioned.

  3. 3
    Gin & Tonic says:

    Did that guy succeed? It would be irresponsible not to speculate.

  4. 4
    Jerzy Russian says:

    Christ, what an asshole (Limbaugh, that is).

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @ThresherK: A mixed bag, unfortunately.

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    Unrelated but I just saw something on Media Matters where Laura Ingraham had “Fat Bottom Girls” playing in the background over a piece about Michelle Obama. These are truly repulsive people. On every level.

    They can dish it out but they sure can’t take it.

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    Emma says:

    @ThresherK: according to this she and Bogart “set up the Committee for the First Amendment. Established by some of Hollywood’s biggest names, it was an attempt to counter attacks on Hollywood by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC).” They even showed up in Washington to protest.

  8. 8
    big ole hound says:

    Betty, maybe we should combine/reverse the two halves of the article and arrest Limbaugh for treason and un-American activities.

  9. 9
    Villago Delenda Est says:

    Mean People suck.

    This means Rush Limbaugh and all of his vile ilk.

  10. 10
    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Emma: Ms. Ingraham shares Ms. Coulter’s regret that she was born decades too late to take Ilsa Koch’s place.

  11. 11

    Robin Williams battled depression. Rush Limbaugh is a carrier.

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    flapjack says:

    Jesus titty fucking christ on a stick. When will you people realize that the Limbaugh’s and Palin’s of the world are only saying what they say to provoke a reaction from the left. You people fall for it every single time.

    To me you bloggers who are always looking for low hanging fruit, are just as much to blame for writing about it as the people who say it.

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    Cervantes says:

    @ThresherK: I addressed that question a bit yesterday. (You can trace it back a few steps.)

    Short version: they supported some dissenters, then they withdrew their support, calling themselves foolish and impetuous and calling their trip to DC foolish and ill-advised.

  14. 14
    aimai says:

    @flapjack: Wait, isn’t this basically Homer Simpson all over again?

    Marge, it takes two to lie. One to lie and one to listen.

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    Patrick says:

    @Southern Beale:

    Unrelated but I just saw something on Media Matters where Laura Ingraham had “Fat Bottom Girls” playing in the background over a piece about Michelle Obama. These are truly repulsive people. On every level.

    I think she is just jealous that she isn’t as beautiful and classy as Michelle Obama.

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    Belafon says:

    @flapjack: No. They say it because they have a section of the population that agrees with them.

    Question for you: Would companies still be advertising with Limbaugh if the Stop Rush people had chosen instead to ignore him?

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    Citizen_X says:

    Dear spirit of Robin Williams, wherever you may be:

    Well, you (and, ok, originally Walt Whitman) did ask for a “barbaric yawp.” You can’t tell us that Limbaugh doesn’t fit “barbaric.”

    Counter argument: You could answer that Limbaugh’s garbage counts as a barbaric dump.

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    CONGRATULATIONS! says:

    Jesus titty fucking christ on a stick. When will you people realize that the Limbaugh’s and Palin’s of the world are only saying what they say to provoke a reaction from the left. You people fall for it every single time.

    To me you bloggers who are always looking for low hanging fruit, are just as much to blame for writing about it as the people who say it.

    @flapjack: I think you have a real point here. The usual suspects (DKos, Media Matters, Gawker, et al.) give Limpballs a far larger audience than he’d have if everyone simply ignored his idiotic ravings.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    Instead, Bacall bought the child a DVD of FW Murnau’s 1922 classic Nosferatu. “Now that’s a vampire film,” she told her sternly.

    I Loves me some Lauren Bacall.

    She and the great Audrey Hepburn were the epitome of Hollywood class and style.

    If only there were more of them on the horizon, but while we have fabulous babes in the movies, we don’t have Lauren Bacalls or Audrey Hepburns in the offing. Perhaps Natalie Portman or Emma Watson can rise to that level. We shall see.

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    El Caganer says:

    My friends, we are all pilonidal cysts now.

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    beth says:

    @CONGRATULATIONS!: Talk about low hanging fruit – here’s the reason he killed himself. He and his girlfriend decided to have an abortion back in his younger days. Seriously.
    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/l.....s-abortion

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    Cervantes says:

    @Belafon: I do agree that they say it because it sells (literally, as a transitive verb), but I think they also utilize any negative response to further the same objective.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    Betty, would you be so kind (or ask Mistermix to do it) to rescue one of my comments on this thread from the spam filter? FYWP ate it and tossed it somewhere, lord knows where. Subject was the great Ms. Bacall (and the great Audrey Hepburn).

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    millekat says:

    Not to be all nitpicky but Bogie’s line “Here’s looking at you ,kid” was addressed to a different woman.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @beth: Those vile people need to be hunted down and killed.

    Gawd, I hate these evil fucking people. They are also carriers of depression, like Limbaugh.

    Wipe them out. All of them.

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    kindness says:

    I loved Bacall’s voice. Cigarettes & Scotch if you ask me. A man you’d call it gravelly but Lauren was a hottie even as she aged so I wouldn’t disparage her with that.

    PS Betty – did it work for that guy some years back?

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @flapjack: That’s a giant load of horseshit. But your concern is noted.

    @Villago Delenda Est: Alas, the spam trap is empty. ETA — Wait a tick — found and liberated!

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    Mandalay says:

    So the LAPD shot and killed a black man during an “investigate stop” on Monday night:

    Family members said Tuesday that a 25-year-old man was complying with police orders when he was fatally shot by LAPD officers in the Florence neighborhood South Los Angeles…

    Patrol officers had “conducted an investigative stop” in the 200 block of 65th Street, and “during the stop a struggle ensued” and police opened fire, an LAPD news release issued midmorning Tuesday stated.

    Nothing to see there, please move along. But the subsequent propaganda press release by the LAPD was especially brazen, even by their standards:

    On Monday, August 11, 2014, around 8:20 pm, Newton Patrol Division officers conducted an investigative stop in the 200 block of West 65th Street.

    During the stop a struggle ensued, which resulted in an officer-involved-shooting. It is unknown if the suspect has any gang affiliations.

    Our cops are so out of control. Even the ones doing the press releases.

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    glocksman says:

    @Belafon:

    I agree with you that in the absence of the stop Rush crowd, a lot of his former sponsors would still be with him as his audience is far larger than the small crowd that listens to him in order to be offended and/or fact check him.

    His show is on the decline in larger markets, but he still draws in the white over 66 Republican crowd.
    Which probably explains why one of his major advertisers that remain are the goldbugs.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @millekat: Yes, true.

    But It was Bogart’s signature, and he didn’t meet the fabulous Ms. Bacall until several years later…so it’s associated with her, even though she’s not Ingrid Bergman (who was another incredibly classy lady) simply because she became Ms. Bogart as well.

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    Anoniminous says:

    Duplicate information. Deleted by commenter.

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    Belafon says:

    @Cervantes: I first heard of him about a dozen years ago, and he was saying that crap back then. I ignored him after the first time I heard him, and I know most liberal sites weren’t writing about him, but he was spewing the same crap, and being played on the radio. He didn’t go away, and he didn’t change.

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @kindness: Not in a million years. But I’ve never forgotten it!

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Betty Cracker: Thanks!

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    rk says:

    I recommend dispatching a flock of vultures to crap on Limbaugh’s Bentley.

    No. A flock of vultures should feast on his fat carcass. Although I’m afraid they will die soon afterwards from toxic shock.

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    glocksman says:

    What’s sad is that quality talk radio like The Black Eagle (Joe Madison), Michael Smerconish, and Karen Hunter are relegated largely to satellite radio while bilious pigs such as Limbaugh and Levin can be heard almost anywhere in the country.

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    SatanicPanic says:

    @CONGRATULATIONS!: I think it’s kind of useful to know what the enemy is doing. Plus, his audience is pretty large without a handful of internet nerds like ourselves knowing what he says.

  38. 38
    Suffern ACE says:

    Stupidity is waiting for contractors who “can’t make it today” who don’t bother to call to tell you that until you call them 20 minutes after they have failed to show up. GAARRGH.

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    Jay C says:

    Disgusting as Limbaugh’s comments are, some small consolation might be taken in the fact that his general disgustingness is finally having the effect of driving advertisers (and, one supposes) listeners away: and that foolish dumping on the memory of one of (what I sincerely believe to have been) the best-known and well-loved celebrities of our era is only going to come back to bite him on his scabrous ass.

    Odd, even I (a relative nobody) know two people who met Robin Williams in person: one of which is a friend of mine from L.A.. Then working in Hollywood, she was suggested to call Robin (then shooting Popeye) to make a personal appearance at a charity thing for a childrens’ hospital in L.A. Though she was a complete stranger, and calling out of the blue, Williams agreed to the gig (for free), and made the day for a lot of very sick kids. That, I think, is the Robin Williams people are going to remember – not Rush Limbaugh’s gloomy “leftist”….

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    Cervantes says:

    @Belafon: Liberals, feminists, people with an ounce of decency — have all been criticizing him since before web-sites existed.

    While I agree that he feeds on the criticism, I think it’s not reasonable to expect people to ignore him entirely.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Jay C:

    Though she was a complete stranger, and calling out of the blue, Williams agreed to the gig (for free), and made the day for a lot of very sick kids. That, I think, is the Robin Williams people are going to remember – not Rush Limbaugh’s gloomy “leftist”….

    Those are the sort of caring things that Williams did that make him a “leftist” that Limbaugh despises. If you’re not being mercenary all the time, you’re a commie.

    “When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why they are poor, they call me a communist.” — Hélder Câmara

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    SatanicPanic says:

    @Jay C: This is a good point. A lot of people are going to have problems signing up for a movement that makes you want to hate well-liked celebrities.

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    cmorenc says:

    @flapjack:

    Jesus titty fucking christ on a stick. When will you people realize that the Limbaugh’s and Palin’s of the world are only saying what they say to provoke a reaction from the left. You people fall for it every single time.

    We progressives should passionately promote a cause against sitting in running cars for hours in a closed garage. Because that would inspire lots of wingers to do just that, in order to piss us off.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @flapjack: To me you bloggers who are always looking for low hanging fruit, are just as much to blame for writing about it as the people who say it.

    We keep Rush Limbaugh on the air! our capitulation is gonna put Hillary Clinton in the White House!

    I really wish the comments section of this blog, and all the lefty blogs in the world, had the power some drop-ins seem to think we do

    Also, too, speaking of stupid: Newsmax is quoting Bernard Kerik as an expert on middle eastern extremists. I blame Cole. And of course Betty Cracker. And for old times’ sake, DougJ

  45. 45
    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @SatanicPanic: Who would you rather have gone to a dinner party with, Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall, or Cliff Clavin and Angie Harmon?

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    Jebediah, RBG says:

    @Southern Beale:

    These are truly repulsive people.

    And so very, very childish. That’s a gag that would get a great laugh out of a ten-year-old.

    Also – do they think we don’t actually know how great she looks? Pictures and video of her do exist, after all.

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    The Thin Black Duke says:

    Robin Williams was a good man who brought laughter into the world, so the people that knew him and loved him are devastated by the news of his death. The outpouring of grief is real and heartfelt. That’s a legacy to be proud of, I think.

    However, when Rush Limbaugh dies, they’re going to have to hire professional writers to say nice things about him.

  48. 48
    Villago Delenda Est says:

    Betty, I must say, that picture of Ms. Bacall you selected is wonderful, simply because of her eyes…they radiate intelligence. Very, very attractive.

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:

    I really wish the comments section of this blog, and all the lefty blogs in the world, had the power some drop-ins seem to think we do

    Would that it were so! And also, contra Flapjack, et al, lefty agitation against Limbaugh has not only NOT caused him to prosper, it has actually robbed him of certain aspirations. In addition to the boycott that scared off every respectable advertiser on his show after “Slutgate,” Limbaugh was hounded off of ESPN for being a racist shitbag and had his dreams of being an NFL owner dashed, also for being a racist, sexist douchebag.

    I don’t flatter myself that any blog I personally write for made a helluva a lot of difference, but the collective outrage expressed on lefty blogs and media sites certainly fueled the groundswell. We know how the right-wing puke funnel works. Our side operates under the same laws of physics, though one hopes we’re not propelling puke. Most of the time!

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    DougJ says:

    Speaking of sounding like Lauren Bacall, here’s something I witnessed at a Starbucks the other day between a sixtyish woman and a 20 something cashier.

    Woman: Has anyone ever told you you have Paul Newman eyes?
    Cashier: What?
    Woman: You don’t know who Paul Newman is?
    Cashier: No.
    Woman: Well, tell your mother a dirty old woman told you you have Paul Newman eyes.

    I got my coffee right after her and the guy did have amazingly Paul Newman-like eyes.

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    MattF says:

    That was Limbaugh being ‘thoughtful.’ It just wears me down to try to translate what these ogres say into human language.

  52. 52
    jc says:

    Limbaugh demonstrates brilliantly, once again, just what a pathetic waste of space he is, what a soul devoid of humanity looks like.

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    Jay C says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist:

    Stupid as NewsMax is, I noticed one of their headlines today is uncharacteristically on-the-mark:

    Robin Williams’ Favorite Audience: US Soldiers

    Guess they didn’t crosscheck their talking points…..

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    Belafon says:

    @The Thin Black Duke: The scene at the end of Gladiator comes to mind.

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @The Thin Black Duke: Hell, they’ll have to fence off his grave to deter pissing parties!

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    Cervantes says:

    @The Thin Black Duke: Professional liars.

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    Jebediah, RBG says:

    @The Thin Black Duke:

    However, when Rush Limbaugh dies, they’re going to have to hire professional writers to say nice things about him.

    And how will the media decide to cover the spontaneous parties that will erupt pretty much everywhere? I hardly ever drink anymore, but unless that vile crapsack outlives me, that will be a day that I hoist a few. (I still bear a burning grudge against him for the horrible Chelsea Clinton “joke.”)

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    JustRuss says:

    As much as typing the words “Limbaugh has a point” makes me want to stick hot needles in my eyes….he does. The Conservative certainty that whatever one does is right and God’s will is incredibly liberating from the forces of guilt or self-evaluation. Without it one can’t call a young woman testifying before Congress a slut, or kill tens of thousands of Iraqis, or torture. Mark Twain once wrote a delightful essay about the benefits to one’s ego of killing one’s conscience, at some cost to society at large. We don’t have to look far to see that play out in real life.

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    SatanicPanic says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: Imagine a dinner party with all the best known conservative celebrities… Victoria Jackson, Ultimate Warrior, Chuck Norris, The Nuge, Dennis Miller, Mel Gibson…

    Seriously, the only non-objectionable one I can think of is Robert Downey Jr, and he almost never comments on politics. Oh, and Clint Eastwood. I’d hang with him even if he did start yelling at chairs.

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @DougJ: Haha, good for her. And how can anyone not know who Paul Newman is, for chrissake? My high schooler does. Even if you’re not a fan of classic films, his face stares out at you from dozens of bottles in the salad dressing aisle!

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    Ernest Pikeman says:

    @Villago Delenda Est:

    @beth: Those vile people need to be hunted down and killed.

    You are a vile and deranged person. I will not be surprised if your years of disgusting death threats on this forum finally break into action. I do hope not. Get help before your hate issues destroy yourself and others. It may have started as a schtick but is this how you want to spend your life, calling death to people who annoy you for whatever reason?

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    LAC says:

    @The Thin Black Duke:

    “However, when Rush Limbaugh dies, they’re going to have to hire professional writers to say nice things about him.”

    And five professional piano movers to remove him. Fucking load…

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @SatanicPanic: Seriously, the only non-objectionable one I can think of is Robert Downey Jr,

    I did not know that. I always mention Robert Duval as my exception that proves the rule, and Kelsey Grammar, while he strikes me as a colossal dick and a hypocrite, is very talented.

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    RaflW says:

    Huh.

    So conservatives are only supposed to watch things like the “left behind” series, Atlas Shrugged, and various militaristic shoot-em-ups, because laughing or enjoying yourself (and possibly enriching Hollywood libruls) is verboten.

    Who’s the party of no-fun, Rushblo?

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    SatanicPanic says:

    @Jim, Foolish Literalist: I don’t think RDJ brings it up much. Robert Duval I could hang with, but I imagine him storming out when I start making hot lips jokes

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    RaflW says:

    And while I know it’s been referenced above, apparently that fat jackshit has no respect for all the USO tours Williams did.

    What a vile, repulsive, waste of a life Rush is leading.

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    Comrade Mary says:

    I highly, highly recommend reading Lauren Bacall’s memoir By Myself (ghost written, of course, but good). That book and Shelly Winter’s memoir were my go-to Hollywood books as a teen.

  68. 68
    Comrade Mary says:

    (Oh, wait, apparently the Bacall memoir was NOT ghost written. Well done, Ms. Bacall!)

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    CONGRATULATIONS! says:

    Saw a vehicle plastered in Jesus stickers and, in the center of their back window, a large “who is John Galt” sticker.

    A more delightful end for Ayn Rand’s sick hatred of humanity I cannot imagine. Co-opted by the one group of people she despised above all others.

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    catclub says:

    @SatanicPanic:

    Oh, and Clint Eastwood. I’d hang with him even if he did start yelling at chairs.

    Yes, just keep the discussion on music.

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    Gene108 says:

    @CONGRATULATIONS!:

    Unrebutted right-wing talking points become mainstream conventional wisdom.

    As we do not know what pieces of garbage will make it, rebutting all of them or shining the light of human decency on them helps blunt them.

    For example, are you aware that Great Society welfare programs did more to destroy the African- American family unit than anything else in American history? The crack epidemic of the 1980’s could have been avoided, if Barry Goldwater had been elected President and we did not have LBJ’s welfare programs.

    WSJ article from 2011 with a subtitle about how welfare did more to destroy the black family than slavery.

    http://m.us.wsj.com/articles/S.....8?mobile=y

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    gnomedad says:

    @Mandalay:

    During the stop a struggle ensued, which resulted in an officer-involved-shooting. It is unknown if the suspect officer has any gang KKK affiliations.

    There, that’s better.

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    Karen Crosby, Philly Lurker says:

    Betty Crocker — your second paragraph is just so awesome…and true.

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    Phantom 309 says:

    @gnomedad: And far more accurate!

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Jebediah, RBG: They’ll cover those parties like they did the crowds all across the UK singing “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead” when the Thatcher harridan bought it.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Ernest Pikeman: You’re on my list, jackass.

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    Rasputin's Evil Twin says:

    For those who believe in Heaven, Lauren Bacall was greeted at the Gates by Humphrey Bogart. Can’t imagine she had any problem with that. A lot of women her age – and younger – would think that’s heaven by itself.

    Rush will be greeted by Ayn Rand at the gates of hell. So we’ve got that going for us.

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    gf120581 says:

    Not like I needed much more of an excuse to like Lauren Bacall, but that “Twilight” related story is awesome. Would that more parents and grandparents of “Twilight” groupies did that.

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    Bugboy says:

    ‘“She said it was the greatest vampire film ever made,” Bacall recalled.’

    I became enamored with the “Twilight” series due to relationship I briefly had with a woman that felt similarly. That was, until I chanced upon a rack at Border’s with nothing but “Twilight” “books”, and cracked one open to see if the writing warranted making movies from them.

    I was stunned first to see the print was huge, feeling something like a Reader’s Digest for the Sight Impaired, and for the slim volume that it was. I could have read it front to back standing there in the store.

    Contrasting that with Lord of the Rings, which Peter Jackson had the in-enviable task of distilling down to just 3 movies, I struggled to understand how these “books” were able to be padded out into full length movies.

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    gf120581 says:

    @Rasputin’s Evil Twin: I imagine that greeting:

    “Hey, kid.”

    “Hey yourself. Where’s the bar?”

    “Right here. We’ve been waiting for you.”

    “Is that Raymond Chandler at the end?”

    “Yeah. And that asshole still won’t tell me who killed Owen Taylor.”

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    Pogonip says:

    @Southern Beale: I will never understand why conservatives insist that Michelle Obama is fat. Any fool can look at her and see she isn’t. Is it because they feel that can’t get away with calling her a you-know-what in public and “fat” is the next worst thing they can think of?

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    Pogonip says:

    @Bugboy: Obtain a copy of The Dracula Tape by Fred Saberhagen. Best. Vampire. Romance. Ever. I didn’t even bother to read Twilight because I knew no vampire romance could top Saberhagen’s.

    Honorable mention: “Carmilla,” by J. Sheridan LeFanu.

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @Rasputin’s Evil Twin & @gf120581: I like the way y’all think.

    Now let’s imagine Ayn’s greeting to Rush:

    [SCENE: Rush enters Hell’s portal and sees Rand’s head bobbing briefly to the surface of a pool of lava, mouth twisted into a wordless scream that looks like “RUSH!” before she sinks back into the molten pit.]

    Rush (quaveringly): Holy moly, Mr. Snerdley! Was that Ayn Rand? And sweet mother of Jesus, is that Ronald Reagan on the flaming rack over there? Gosh, it’s hot in here! Where’s the concierge? Concierge? Oh CONCIERGE?!?!?

    [Enter Satan, stage right, carrying a red-hot pitchfork]

    Satan: Hello, Rush! We’ve been waiting to roast your marshmallow ass for decades. Time to ride the Pitchfork of Despair over the Campfire of Doom!

    Rush: But, it was all for ratings! I didn’t really believe any of that junk, it was just AARRRRRGHHHH!

    [Exit Satan stage left, Rush wriggling on his pitchfork.]

    The End.

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    flapjack says:

    @Betty Cracker: Yes I read that same nonsense on dkos daily. Remember back when dkos what telling everyone that the ACA was worse than nothing and that people should fight it and not vote in the midterms! I do!

    So now you are trying to use dkos as a source for your arguments? Please continue. I don’t know why I bother. Like I said your blogging about the stupid stuff Limbaugh, Palin, whoever say is just as bad as the people who say it. You are basically partners with those people because they give you stuff to talk about and visa versa. Cole should be sending Limbaugh free cat calendars for all the traffic he brings to this site!

    Also Limbaugh was losing market share and advertisers long before any recent boycott campaigns.

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    Patruck says:

    @Pogonip:

    I bet you nailed it. It is no different than the idiotic birth certificate issue. They had never ever demanded to see a birth certificate of any candidate ever. Yet, when the first African-American ran, guess what? They for whatever reason had to see it.

    And bless our pathetic, useless and enabling media for not calling them out as the racists they really are.

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    Tone In DC says:

    Rush Limbaugh is a fat idiot – Al Franken

    Off topic.

    The Ferguson, MO cops released a statement saying that vigils and protests should be “respectful”.

    From a certain wonkette commenter.

    Also too: Dear Ferguson Police Department, please kindly “respect” Deez Nuts™. K, thanx!

    /end rant

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @flapjack: I didn’t say jackshit about dkos, you babbling idiot. Was Limbaugh also blackballed from the NFL and kicked off ESPN before anyone piped up?

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    Jebediah, RBG says:

    @Villago Delenda Est:

    I’m sure you’re right, but I will party nonetheless.

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    Wally Ballou says:

    @gf120581: While I understand the sentiment, I doubt any teenager in recorded human history has ever changed his/her cultural tastes based on what their parents or grandparents (Hollywood royalty or no) told them they should like. The best you can hope for is that they’re curious enough to discover the quality stuff on their own.

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    Dog On Porch says:

    Limbaugh was already-or-soon-to-be strung out on hillbilly heroin when he uttered vile, contemptible remarks about Jerry Garcia and the addiction that had just killed him. It’s who the guy is. If he ever asked himself the question, “what does it profit a man to gain..”, he got the answer wrong.

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    canuckistani says:

    @Wally Ballou: Give them time. Twenty years from now, they’ll be talking up Nosferatu and boasting that they learned about it from Lauren Bacall herself.

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    Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name) says:

    @Wally Ballou: People’s tastes have been changed by being introduced to different things.

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    flapjack says:

    @Betty Cracker: So now you are trying to tell me you don’t read dkos and don’t get any of your ideas from it?! Come on….who’s kidding who here! You must think people are pretty stupid to believe that load of nonsense. Dkos was ‘slutgate’ central!

    You are probably not as bad as other posters for regurgitating Dkos. Cough….mrmix cough. You are guilty by association and there is little doubt in my mind where you first read that ‘Slutgate’ term.

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    Yatsuno says:

    @flapjack: Your concern has been duly noted.

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    Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name) says:

    @flapjack: OMG you like totally caught her out. She probably has read GOS at some point and probably got an idea from it too. Shall we stone her for reading proscribed websites or just burn her at the stake?

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @gf120581: That’s because Chandler never had a clue himself!

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name): Oh, burn at the stake. She’s a witch! Burn her!

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Tone In DC:

    The Ferguson, MO cops released a statement saying that vigils and protests should be “respectful”.

    Let me translate “respectful” for you:

    “You need to stay in your place, ni*CLANGS*. If you don’t, we’ll put you in it (subservient, bowing and scraping, ‘yes, massa’) physically.”

    Cripes, I hate these guys. The give African-Americans perfectly rational and empirical reasons to think that anyone who is white is out to put them back into slavery.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Betty Cracker: What Rush doesn’t get is doing it for ratings is double points for a trip to the basement in St. Peter’s book.

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    Gravenstone says:

    Ah, good old Rush Limbaugh. The man who has failed at absolutely everything he’s ever attempted, with the sole exception of running his fat mouth. Sadly, spewing bile seems to pay quite handsomely in these United States. Were that was not that case and that multi-generationally inbred syphilitic chancre simply expired in well deserved ignominy.

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @flapjack: I almost never read Dkos (maybe a few times a year, and generally only when following a link someone else posts). I don’t recall ever posting a comment there or linking to Dkos. I’ve got nothing in particular against the place, it’s just not a regular stop for me.

    The term “Slutgate” was all over the lefty blogs (you could Google it). I get my material from a wide variety of sources and generally link it, as I did above. But even if I was mainlining Dkos daily, your assertion that criticizing Limbaugh is morally equivalent to partnering with Limbaugh is still idiotic.

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    Chet says:

    “the left’s worldview,” which he described as “one of pessimism and darkness, sadness.”

    “Happy schmappy,” she scoffed to Vanity Fair. “I don’t think anyone that has a brain can ever really be happy.”

    Hmmm. Now I’m not sure what to think.

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    Jebediah, RBG says:

    @Villago Delenda Est:

    Oh, burn at the stake. She’s a witch! Burn her!

    let’s be fair about it, and check first to see if she floats.

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    Omnes Omnibus (the first of his name) says:

    @Jebediah, RBG: Couldn’t we just build a bridge out of her instead?

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    Ernest Pikeman says:

    @Villago Delenda Est:

    You’re on my list, jackass.

    Oh boy, you really get off on this imagined violence and posturing. Now it is not just death threats against remote media personalities in your teevee, it’s death threats against people who object to reading a stream of your vitriol day in and day out. Let me guess, you also issue death threats at your grocery store clerks? If not today, it’s coming.

    How sad.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Ernest Pikeman: No, but guys like you make me think it might be a reasonable idea.

    The group in question exists primarily because they want to punish women for daring, daring, to make up their own minds about the management of their own bodies. They want to intervene in the most intimate aspects of the lives of others because, well, it bothers them that others dare to live their lives in ways that they don’t approve of. Not that it damages them in any way that is objectively measurable, mind you, but just because.

    They hate teh Ghey for the same reasons. They’re squicked.

    Fuck them. They don’t deserve to be treated like most of us would treat rational human beings, because they’re not. They’re going to impose their vile notions of what is “right” on everyone by force, if they can get away with it. No. The line is drawn here. They can believe what ever they want to believe, but they cannot use the power of the state to impose it on others who do not share their beliefs…particularly when their beliefs are not supported by fact.

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    gogol's wife says:

    @Betty Cracker:

    Love this! Sorry I missed this thread earlier.

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    Ripley says:

    Flapjack & Ernest Pikeman: Get out now! The blog posts are coming from inside the house!

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    PurpleGirl says:

    @Yatsuno: You forgot… And is being ignored.

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    PurpleGirl says:

    Betty: Re Lauren Bacall’s voice: I always wanted to sound like her. I loved her voice.

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    satby says:

    @gf120581: aww, perfect!

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