"Just Stop It!"

Res ipsa loquitur

Treasurer of California, Bill Lockyer, last week.

Thanks to Jazz at The Hostages.

Posted by: LauraW. at 10:06 AM



Comments

1 Wow! Did I just hear what I heard?

Posted by: C. Jordan at October 26, 2009 10:09 AM (V8B//)

2 Pigs are there a flyin'

Lockyear is a leftie. He just signed his political death warrant.

Ran for governator as a liberal, last year.

Posted by: Paul at October 26, 2009 10:10 AM (PaVK6)

3 Okay, is THIS where I sign up for my Obama money?

Posted by: Democrat Base at October 26, 2009 10:11 AM (BFqyO)

4 Just Stop It! - I think we have found a great campaign slogan for 2010.

Posted by: Mallamutt at October 26, 2009 10:12 AM (V9SYy)

5 Holy Crap. Well, I guess if you are going to crash and burn in your own state, you might as well go out with the truth on your side.

Posted by: Trish at October 26, 2009 10:13 AM (0U5Kd)

6 RACIST!

Posted by: nickless at October 26, 2009 10:13 AM (MMC8r)

7 Sometimes I think all Dems are idiots, but then a video like this pops up (kinda like lieberman) and then I think, "Damn, there ARE members of the left that aren't completely insane."
That makes me happy.

Posted by: seguin at October 26, 2009 10:13 AM (6Vmn7)

8 Would love to know the actual, real way people would vote today across the nation. If Christie somehow defeats Corzine, that will be very telling; Deeds losing...not so much. Hoffman winning in NY-23 would be the biggest WOW.

Posted by: ParisParamus at October 26, 2009 10:14 AM (OedQv)

9 President Obama is golfing at Ft. Belvoir today with Melody Barnes, the director of the White House Domestic Policy Council.
This is the president's 24th round of golf since his inauguration, according to the meticulous records of CBS News' Mark Knoller.
And, interestingly, it's the first time the president has played with a woman.


savor that last sentence

Posted by: Cool Money Grip at October 26, 2009 10:14 AM (KOkrW)

10 I suspect Lockyer has been forced by now to start walking some of this back. If not, wow, what a political indictment of your own party. Particularly the "Republicans know more about spending money efficiently" (or something along that line). Every Republican candidate for California House and Senate ought to include snippets of this in every campaign commercial they run this next cycle.

Posted by: Mallamutt at October 26, 2009 10:14 AM (V9SYy)

11 Well, his political career is over. Because telling politicians that THEY are the problem just isn't going to get him anywhere. And the fact that he is correct just doubly damns him.

Posted by: HH at October 26, 2009 10:14 AM (+jvXp)

12 Stop the presses!
This just in - Shortage of H1N1 vaccine viewed as Obama's Katrina by major media outlets.
*What? It is?*
Sorry. Ignore that. Keith Olberman and Chris Mathews are agreed that this too is Bush's fault. Charlie Gibson has never heard of H1N1.
You will now be returned to your regularly scheduled programming.

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at October 26, 2009 10:14 AM (RkRxq)

13 Racist.

In fact, two racists.

Plus, I'm pretty sure I saw several more racists lurking under the furniture.

Posted by: eman at October 26, 2009 10:14 AM (mY9k6)

14 I don't get it. Why don't they just print more money?

Posted by: Democrat Base at October 26, 2009 10:14 AM (BFqyO)

15 This was a completely inaccurate description of California's economic demise. There was no blame of Arnold in any of it.

Posted by: Lawrence O'Donnell at October 26, 2009 10:15 AM (V9SYy)

16 Thing is, Lockyer used to be (may still be) part of the problem, he's been one of our state's climate kooks.

Posted by: mrkwong at October 26, 2009 10:15 AM (G8Eo0)

17 During the entire rant by Mr. Lockyer, I kept hearing the word "boy".

Posted by: Maureen Dowd at October 26, 2009 10:17 AM (V9SYy)

18 Someone needs to shove a microphone in this man's face and start asking him some questions!

Posted by: Maxine Waters at October 26, 2009 10:18 AM (V9SYy)

19 He better take lots of pictures, he won't be there long.

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Bacons, and the Odd Meteor at October 26, 2009 10:19 AM (erIg9)

20 I kept hearing the word "boy".

Do you ever fantasize about wearing men's clothing?

Posted by: Maureen Dowd's psychiatrist at October 26, 2009 10:21 AM (4Kl5M)

21 Gee, Mr. Lockyer, nice career you had. Be a shame is something were to happen to it, ya know what I mean.

Posted by: SEIU at October 26, 2009 10:23 AM (V9SYy)

22 "Small government" isn't just a kneejerk rallying cry of the disaffected conservative. There's a point to it. Governments, by their nature, are eaters. They only consume; they don't produce. Now, this consumption to a certain point is good and necessary: maintenance of a standing army, maintenance and upkeep of critical infrastructure, policing, etc. But There is a tipping point where government becomes an insatiable Leviathan, eating and eating and eating until there's nothing left but its own body. Then it begins to eat that too, until becomes too weak to defend itself and is consumed by something else.

Posted by: Monty at October 26, 2009 10:23 AM (4Pleu)

23 Look, a lost boy in the shiny ballon!

Posted by: MSM at October 26, 2009 10:24 AM (V9SYy)

24 This man's Leftism may be fading fast.

Mugged, you know.

Posted by: eman at October 26, 2009 10:26 AM (mY9k6)

25 Now what?

Posted by: eman at October 26, 2009 10:28 AM (mY9k6)

26 Holy crap, someone with some sense. Has the world come to an end?

Posted by: MDH3 at October 26, 2009 10:30 AM (CZcCo)

27 Again, all that's really needed is more compromise by the Republicans.
THAT'S WHAT GOT US HERE. Vote Conservative.

Posted by: Rewrite! at October 26, 2009 10:30 AM (UaSIe)

28 Talk is cheap.

Posted by: Vic at October 26, 2009 10:30 AM (CDUiN)

29 But California is still America's future.

Posted by: Time Magazine at October 26, 2009 10:30 AM (aVQo/)

30 Too bad I have no future.

Posted by: Time Magazine at October 26, 2009 10:31 AM (aVQo/)

31 29
But MexiCalifornia is still America's future.


Posted by: Time Magazine at October 26, 2009 10:30 AM (aVQo/)

FIFY

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Bacons, and the Odd Meteor at October 26, 2009 10:31 AM (erIg9)

32 Worst bombing in Iraq in over 2 years

14 Americans dead in Allfuckedup-istan

HEY OBAMA SHIT OR GET OFF THE POT YOU FUCKING ASSHOLE

Posted by: MelodicMetal at October 26, 2009 10:31 AM (x4S2a)

33 baby steps.

Posted by: trailortrash at October 26, 2009 10:32 AM (2Z+7j)

34 They only consume; they don't produce.

There are some ways in which they provide support. I believe that government is better at providing infrastructure. Government agencies often fail to see that they are not the main show. Build the highways and let commerce flow. Build the interwebz and let morons type.

It is a byproduct, sort of like using manure as fertilizer. One doesn't feed pigs for manure, but don't let it go to waste.

OK, that analogy sucked, but the government reminds me of pig shit.

Posted by: fluffy at October 26, 2009 10:32 AM (4Kl5M)

35 Now what? You know the answer. They need to write a bill that stops other bills from being written. Thenit needs to go to committee...
And so it goes.

Posted by: HH at October 26, 2009 10:33 AM (+jvXp)

36 @22 Posted by: Monty at October 26, 2009 10:23 AM (4Pleu) -
Once again, I have to agree about 99% with ya Monty. Now if you'd have said maintenance of a standing army navy, air force and stratigic defensethat are head and shoulders above everyone else along with an organized militia that is "well regulated" (well equipped and well trained), ding, ding, ding. I kind of just go along with the founders on the dangers of having a standing army. Of course, I'm probably wrong. Have a great day man.

Posted by: teej at October 26, 2009 10:34 AM (QdUKm)

37 Laura, can you please post a link to the story re Patrick Kennedy's bishop calling him an idiot? HotAir headlines links to JillStanek.com.
Heh, heh, heh, I keep giggling at it.

Posted by: Mama AJ at October 26, 2009 10:34 AM (Be4xl)

38 He looks like he's got a head ache. Get that guy some aspirin!

Posted by: Chicago Way at October 26, 2009 10:34 AM (KeHPo)

39
Lockyer will be apologizing for this later today.

Speaking of apologizing, ESPN has its panties in a bunch yet again over an "insensitive" remark made by Bob Griese during a football game.

What a joke. We are a country of fools.

Posted by: Tweet puts on his little tinfoil hat at October 26, 2009 10:34 AM (z37MR)

40 This just in: so far American casualties in Afghanistan having little effect on Obama's opening drive, but his putting game may be slipping.

With more on this, Andrea Mitchell has exclusive footage on Obama almost missing a three-footer.

Andrea?

Posted by: Brian Williams at October 26, 2009 10:36 AM (mY9k6)

41 Awful lot of racism in that clip.

Posted by: Tom in Korea at October 26, 2009 10:36 AM (+gX1+)

42 President Obama is golfing at Ft. Belvoir today
Drudge is falling into another trap on that story. Yes, BHO has golfed more so far than Boosh did in 8 yrs. But Boosh sure did pedal that bike.
Diversions and silliness while the country is laid to waste in a Cloward-Pivens blitz.
/grrr

Posted by: Rewrite! at October 26, 2009 10:36 AM (UaSIe)

43 One of these days Governor Schwarzenegger is going to see his approval ratings drop below Gray Davis.

Posted by: WTFCI at October 26, 2009 10:37 AM (GtYrq)

44 Snow in LA next month, bitches.

Posted by: The Sun at October 26, 2009 10:40 AM (mY9k6)

45 OK, that analogy sucked, but the government reminds me of pig shit.

The government is the pig. Except, we feed it knowing that we'll never get to eat it. The pig shit is the collective bargaining rights of the employees of the government.

Posted by: WTFCI at October 26, 2009 10:40 AM (GtYrq)

46 OT
Anyone have info on that DEA chopper that went down in Afghanistan? I have a friend in the DEA that went over there a couple of months ago.

Posted by: RobD at October 26, 2009 10:41 AM (sV3Dv)

47 Brian: This just in: so far American casualties in Afghanistan having little effect on Obama's opening drive, but his putting game may be slipping. With more on this, Andrea Mitchell has exclusive footage on Obama almost missing a three-footer. Andrea?
Andrea: Thanks Brian. How does he manage to keep those creases so crisp and sharp in these high winds today. Is it that center stay; I know that Melody is happy to see him.
He's taking out his putter. Back to you, Brian.

Posted by: Rewrite! at October 26, 2009 10:41 AM (UaSIe)

48 Speaking of apologizing, ESPN has its panties in a bunch yet again over an "insensitive" remark made by Bob Griese during a football game.Surprised they had time to notice it, what with their canning of Steve Phillips this weekend.

Posted by: Mallamutt at October 26, 2009 10:41 AM (V9SYy)

49 What did Greise say? I saw the apology but they did not say what he was apologizing for.

Posted by: RobD at October 26, 2009 10:43 AM (sV3Dv)

50 Speaking of apologizing, ESPN has its panties in a bunch yet again over an "insensitive" remark made by Bob Griese during a football game.
I'm afraid to ask.

Posted by: Mama AJ at October 26, 2009 10:44 AM (Be4xl)

51 Anyone have info on that DEA chopper that went down
in Afghanistan? I have a friend in the DEA that went over there a
couple of months ago.


Posted by: RobD at October 26, 2009 10:41 AM (sV3Dv)
Here's the story at CNN.http://tinyurl.com/ylcjk5m

Here's the AP story via Breitbart:

http://tinyurl.com/yzcz3a6

Posted by: Tami at October 26, 2009 10:47 AM (VuLos)

52 Anyone have info on that DEA chopper that went down in Afghanistan? I have a friend in the DEA that went over there a couple of months ago.
Google News has over 1,260 articles. Looks like 3 DEA agents were among those killed in the three chopper crashes.

Posted by: Rewrite! at October 26, 2009 10:47 AM (UaSIe)

53 But our winner tonight, annoymouse poster Rewrite at some blog called the Ace of Spades Headquarter. Rewrite had the audacity to mock our very own Andrea Mitchell. Look, rewrite, I understand, not everyone could go to an Ivy League school like Andrea and myself did. But to mock the work done here at the People's Glorious Network while we tirelessly promote,errr, report on the great works of the King Lord Obama is pointless. That is why conservatives are a dying bread. Oh, I am sure Boss Limbaugh told you to do that. You were probably encouraged by Bill O to mock Andrea. What has Andrea ever done to you, other than to describe, in breathtaking details, the great works and couragous stances our Dear Leader, Barack the I, has taken. Like the couragous stance he has taken on Afghanistan, but not taking a stance. He stopped making decisions. Isn't what you race hating, teabagging conservatives were applading that fool Lockyer for. Lockyer said stop it, so Exalted Leader Obama stopped making decisions on Afghanistan and Iraq, yet you still complain. Nothing ever makes people like you happy Rewrite. Shame. There is no choice, Rewrite must resign.
Rewrite, Todays Worst Person in the WOOOORRRLLLLDDD!

Posted by: Keith Olbermann at October 26, 2009 10:48 AM (V9SYy)

54 Where you stand depends on where you sit.
Mr. Lockyer is seeing the insanity up close and personal. And, of course, the state assembly will continue their brave efforts to make $1.14 equal $3,893,014,120 give or take a million.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at October 26, 2009 10:48 AM (B+qrE)

55 What did Greise say? I saw the apology but they did not say what he was apologizing for.

Greise said "My son is an NFL quarterback." Brocos, Bucs, Fins, and Bears fans were outraged.

Posted by: WTFCI at October 26, 2009 10:50 AM (GtYrq)

56 "It's impossible for this legislature to reform the pension system, and if we don't we bankrupt the state."

Who's this guy kidding? California already IS bankrupt.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at October 26, 2009 10:50 AM (jV9DU)

57 Lockyear WON'T be apologizing for this. I'm pretty sure that the Legislature is one of the most despised structures in all of California. And it's equally despised by ALL of the political spectrum.

What he should do is ride this horse all the way to the barn and hopefully prevent any of the 'usual suspects' from becoming the next Governor. Had Arnold not been revealed as such a moral/intellectual coward, he might have been a good Governor. As it is he ranks somewhere below Gray Davis. WAY below Davis.
In certain environments, you simply can't lead if you above all want to be re-elected or to be 'popular'. Sometimes you really have to just 'damn the torpedoes' and go for the gusto. If you sink --- you sink.

But if you don't ----- then you get things done. Then you are remembered.

Arnold should have said that if the problems were not going to be fixed or frankly even addressed that he was outa there. And he should have said that from day 1 and followed up on it. Better to bail out in a legitimate flurry of denunciation of the losers than to survive by becoming a complete loser yourself.

Much better.

Posted by: Dougf at October 26, 2009 10:50 AM (16GPT)

58 I'm liking "Just Stop It" as a theme for 2010."Just Stop Currency Devaluation", "Just Stop Gov't Takeovers of Private Industries". Pity the Republicans probably won't use an obvious give-me in campaign commericals...
A bit OT, but did anyone see this? Gadhafi: Let the Palestinians develop nuclear weapons.
Add that with Iran's continued stalling as well as the news that Turkey probably won't give even lip-service to being an ally of Israel and one senses a giant mess up on the horizon, not even counting all the domestic garbage.
Alas, in the end, there will be only chaos.

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at October 26, 2009 10:51 AM (9hSKh)

59 ESPN/ABC college football analyst Bob Griese, however, brought a reminder that one thing remains banned in mainstream TV sports — any refer to race or ethnicity.

During ABC's Ohio State-Minnesota football game Saturday, there was an on-air promotion for the network's NASCAR coverage Sunday that included a reference to Colombian driver Juan Pablo Montoya not being among the top five drivers in the NASCAR standings. Which led to Griese saying Montoya isn't in that top five because "he's out having a taco." [But not a Black Taco!]
USA Today

Posted by: Rewrite! at October 26, 2009 10:51 AM (UaSIe)

60 I don't know what is more surprising, the fact that these words are coming from the mouth of a democrat, or that this man actually got elected in california

Posted by: justanotherbostonian at October 26, 2009 10:52 AM (GFaLW)

61 @ 57 Who's this guy kidding? California already IS bankrupt.

And like the other poster said, California IS the future of our country.

Oh happy feckin' day.

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at October 26, 2009 10:52 AM (qEIlB)

62 I have this mental image of a cartoon, captioned 'Afghan Golf Club' with Obama standing there in plaid shorts four-iron in hand, burning helicopter on the horizon, commenting "Oh, good, it missed the green."

Posted by: mrkwong at October 26, 2009 10:52 AM (G8Eo0)

63 #61 And like the other poster said, California IS the future of our country.
Only chaos, indeed. Those meteors better get here soon.

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at October 26, 2009 10:53 AM (9hSKh)

64 Rewrite, Todays Worst Person in the WOOOORRRLLLLDDD!
I... Am... HONORED

Posted by: Rewrite! at October 26, 2009 10:53 AM (UaSIe)

65 Just a Libtard pretending to care about spending.
It's like Hitler bemoaning David Duke.

Posted by: TexasJew at October 26, 2009 10:54 AM (GdKTd)

66 "Which led to Griese saying Montoya isn't in that top five because "he's out having a taco."
Griese is such an arse- obviously he should have said Montoya was "out snorting lines". C'mon Bob- Colombia? Work with me here....

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at October 26, 2009 10:54 AM (qEIlB)

67 @ 62 Mr. Kwong- you sir, are a genius.

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at October 26, 2009 10:56 AM (qEIlB)

68 If you ever need a great 2 minute explanation of the idiom "too little, too late", this one will fit your needs rather handily.

Posted by: Drumwaster at October 26, 2009 10:56 AM (M34RW)

69 Does anyone else think this guy looks like what Rush's younger brother would look like?

Posted by: Kemp at October 26, 2009 10:56 AM (qvT/A)

70 I also did a cover story on the tragedy of Detroit a couple weeks back. The failed policies of Calvin Coolidge and all Republicans since are the obvious cause. Thank G*d we have Jenny Granola to clean up all the mess you evil reich-wingers left. Detroit will be again be utopian metropolis once we have green jobs for 1/4 the population and unlimited welfare for the other 3/4.

Posted by: Time Magazine at October 26, 2009 10:57 AM (aVQo/)

71 #70 Thank you, Time Magazine!
Robocop is a good model for all cities to follow!

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at October 26, 2009 10:58 AM (9hSKh)

72 Griese is such an arse- obviously he should have said Montoya was "out snorting lines". C'mon Bob- Colombia? Work with me here....
Yep.
Mexico, tacos.
Venezuela, arepas.
Colombia, lines. Lines of cocaine, lines of bullet holes...

Posted by: Rewrite! at October 26, 2009 10:58 AM (UaSIe)

73 I think that this guy finally figured out that the state might actually go in the crapper. He just wants to be able to say "I tried to stop it. Please let me keep my job.".

Posted by: right at October 26, 2009 10:59 AM (EquV1)

74 Why Decreasing Tax Revenues Are Good For America. Page 35.

Posted by: Joe Klein at October 26, 2009 11:00 AM (aVQo/)

75 #42
"The One" had to play golf ASAP, his bosses at the NY Times noted, last week, he didn't play with any women in the last 9 months.
Guess who he's playing with today? A women.
Monkey see, Monkey do. Oh, was that RACIST?

Posted by: Kemp at October 26, 2009 11:00 AM (qvT/A)

76
He's out having a taco.

Have you ever heard anything so awful, so hateful, so outrageous?

What are we gonna do???


Posted by: Tweet puts on his little tinfoil hat at October 26, 2009 11:00 AM (z37MR)

77 OT: The sun has finally awakened. Sunspot 1029 has a polarity that identifies it as part of a new cycle. Plus, it's not a pussy. Hurray!
http://spaceweather.com/

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at October 26, 2009 11:00 AM (5aa4z)

78 He just wants to be able to say, "Republicans won't compromise!!!"

Posted by: Rewrite! at October 26, 2009 11:01 AM (UaSIe)

79
Only chaos, indeed. Those meteors better get here soon.

Posted by: Kratos (on the back of Gaia, scaling Mt Olympus) at October 26, 2009 10:53 AM (9hSKh)

I'm on break, having coffee. Leave a note with the girl at the front desk, thanks.

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Bacons, and the Odd Meteor at October 26, 2009 11:01 AM (erIg9)

80 I don't get it. Why don't they just print more money?

I got my mortgage and gas taken care. Don't know about you.

Posted by: Peggy What's-her-name at October 26, 2009 11:02 AM (wOGfT)

81 Monkey see, Monkey do. Oh, was that RACIST?

No, but "Monkey read, Monkey obey" would certainly be.

Posted by: Drumwaster at October 26, 2009 11:02 AM (M34RW)

82 If only they would admit this on the National leve. I guess they haven't hit rock bottom there yet.

Posted by: Mr. Pink at October 26, 2009 11:02 AM (SqAkN)

83 He just wants to be able to say "I tried to stop it. Please let me keep my job.".

He should be well aware of the CALPERS and CALSTERS black holes now that the funds lost billions in the market and the law says "raise taxes and avoid shallow pools" to make up for that.

Posted by: WTFCI at October 26, 2009 11:02 AM (GtYrq)

84 77
OT: The sun has finally awakened. Sunspot 1029 has a polarity that
identifies it as part of a new cycle. Plus, it's not a pussy. Hurray!
http://spaceweather.com/


Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at October 26, 2009 11:00 AM (5aa4z)

New cycle? Is it that time of the month already?

Posted by: Unclefacts, Summoner of Bacons, and the Odd Meteor at October 26, 2009 11:02 AM (erIg9)

85 Dude "accidentally" falls down an elevator shaft in 5..4..3..2..

Posted by: Purple Avenger at October 26, 2009 11:02 AM (/iJ/J)

86 This dude has seen the numbers and the numbnuts up close and personal.

California is the Titanic going full speed into a sea of icebergs.

Posted by: eman at October 26, 2009 11:03 AM (mY9k6)

87 the girl at the front desk
SEXIST!!! I'll bet that you expect her to fry it up in a pan!
/PC

Posted by: Rewrite! at October 26, 2009 11:04 AM (UaSIe)

88 New cycle? Is it that time of the month already?

Read the whole comment, idiot. I clearly said it was not a pussy.

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at October 26, 2009 11:05 AM (5aa4z)

89 Why Bad is the New Good For America. Page 7.

Shades of Ephialtes in Obama's Brilliant Afghanistan Strategy. Page 13.

Please Don't Cancel Your Subscription. Page 21.

Radical Chic Couture For Your Toddler. Page 32.




Posted by: Time Magazine at October 26, 2009 11:05 AM (aVQo/)

90 I guess they haven't hit rock bottom there yet.
We've hit rock bottom, and we stopped drilling and went to blasting.

Posted by: Rewrite! at October 26, 2009 11:05 AM (UaSIe)

91 Obama fixed the Sun!

Posted by: eman at October 26, 2009 11:10 AM (mY9k6)

92 SEXIST!!! I'll bet that you expect her to fry it up in a pan! -
Not to mention "never, ever let me forget I'm a man".

Posted by: teej at October 26, 2009 11:11 AM (c459z)

93 Shades of Ephialtes in Obama's Brilliant Afghanistan Strategy.

LOL. Thread Winner!

Posted by: Drumwaster at October 26, 2009 11:12 AM (M34RW)

94 This dude has seen the numbers and the numbnuts up close and personal. California is the Titanic going full speed into a sea of icebergs.

this dude called for the enron cats to be assraped by a guy named spike for going bankrupt

Posted by: PR at October 26, 2009 11:12 AM (k7SeR)

95 @93 Threadwinner? Crap. Now I have to look up Ephialtes.

Posted by: teej at October 26, 2009 11:13 AM (c459z)

96 All those articles and not one on how every deficit for the next 10 years is Bush's fault. Time Magazine your slipping.

Posted by: Mr. Pink at October 26, 2009 11:14 AM (SqAkN)

97 As a Mexican American, I am offended...that the gringo couldn't tell the difference btn a Columbian and a Mexican.
I demand revenge! And a breakfast taco.

Posted by: Mama AJ at October 26, 2009 11:15 AM (Be4xl)

98 So this joke by Griese requires immediate apologies and a public shunning but if George Lopez had said the same thing everyone would be allowed to laugh and noone would care. Maybe they should publish a list somewhereof who can say what depending on their ethnicity.

Posted by: Mr. Pink at October 26, 2009 11:17 AM (SqAkN)

99
See?

See?

Posted by: Tweet puts on his little tinfoil hat at October 26, 2009 11:17 AM (z37MR)

100 @39
lol thought it was pretty funny myself...good thingGriese did'nt say black taco, then the shit would have really hit the fan!!!
What a bunch of girly -hand-wringers!!



Posted by: dananjcon at October 26, 2009 11:18 AM (1B81L)

101 The sun has finally awakened. Sunspot 1029 has a polarity that identifies it as part of a new cycle.
GenerallyV speakng, This particular sort of sunspot has so far some day might emitted massive amounts some of gamma radiation pixie dusts which on avg have greatly reduced the lifespansof.richly warmed everyone on earth
But I can't talk about it.

Posted by: Vic redacted at October 26, 2009 11:18 AM (UaSIe)

102 Guiding Light: Why George Soros Needs to be Part of Obama's New Financial Regulation Initiative. Special Feature by John Podesta, Page 37.

Republican Congressman Implicated In Illegal Kitten Trafficking Ring. Page 45.

Profiles in Courage: Charlie Rangel (D-NY) Stares Down the Modern Jim Crow.

Posted by: Time Magazine at October 26, 2009 11:21 AM (aVQo/)

103
Why was it bad?

Why is it bad to say a person with a spanish-sounding name is eating a taco? Are tacos toxic?

So it would be okay if Griese said Pablo is probably eating a bowl a Cheerios, but since he said tacos it turns into a racist remark?

WHO MADE UP THESE RULES?

HAVE WE GONE MAD?

Posted by: Tweet puts on his little tinfoil hat at October 26, 2009 11:22 AM (z37MR)

104 O yeah..
Lockyer rocks!
Obama=shank-a-potimus

Posted by: dananjcon at October 26, 2009 11:23 AM (1B81L)

105
BREAKING NEWS FROM ESPNPC

"Roger Goodell just announced that former Miami Dophins quarterback, Bob Griese, is barred from owning any part of an NFL team."

Posted by: Tweet puts on his little tinfoil hat at October 26, 2009 11:25 AM (z37MR)

106
...and hispanics get a 50% discount on tacos at all stadiums for the rest of the '09 season.

Posted by: Tweet puts on his little tinfoil hat at October 26, 2009 11:26 AM (z37MR)

107 Hey.. the planets aligned the other night... Anyone notice anything strange going on?

Posted by: Dave C at October 26, 2009 11:26 AM (qmecx)

108 Now, this consumption to a certain point is good and necessary:
maintenance of a standing army, maintenance and upkeep of critical
infrastructure, policing, etc.

In my (notso) humble opinion, that's the source of the frustration and anger for many voters. The ancillary social services stuff is now perceived as being more important than the armed forces, bridges, road, etc. Hell, I live in PA, home of the worst roads in the country. I've said for years that there better be massive corruption going on with PennDot because the money sure as hell isn't making the roads any better. The tolls recently more than doubled for parts of the turnpike and people flipped out because where the hell is the money going.

Same thing on the federal level, people aren't seeing baseline matters being completed. Then the voters are supposed to accept that somehow providing job training for hairdressers is more important than, idk, keeping the electrical grid working. That tends to tick people right the hell off.

Posted by: alexthechick at October 26, 2009 11:31 AM (8WZWv)

109 Are tacos toxic?

Depends on where you buy them.

*urp* Excuse me... (flees into bathroom)

Posted by: Turista con Montezuma's Revenge at October 26, 2009 11:31 AM (M34RW)

110 Is NASA Racist? Propulsion Lab Expansion in Texas Shuns One-Handed Mexican-American-Croatian Lesbian Laborers. Page 11.

Do Republicans Have Smaller Brains than Democrats? Neuroscience Insert, Page 13.

Posted by: Time Magazine at October 26, 2009 11:31 AM (aVQo/)

111 Tweet, there is a stereotype of Mexicans being lazy, so if he was trying to make a joke about the dude being off relaxing and eating instead of winning the race, it was a joke based on a negative stereotype.
I'm not advocating beheading him for saying it, but I'm not feeling very sympathetic.
Now, where's my taco? I'm trying to be lazy here and post comments on 3 threads instead of working.

Posted by: Mama AJ at October 26, 2009 11:32 AM (Be4xl)

112 What?
<rewind>
WTF?
<rewind>
Holy Cow!
"The Republicans know more about efficeincies"
"You're not going to be able to pass any tax increases"
Did he stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night?

Posted by: Meghan's Boobs at October 26, 2009 11:33 AM (uuZjB)

113 Can I get an Amen brother!!!! preach it!!!!

Posted by: LWM at October 26, 2009 11:33 AM (BlbaS)

114 9
"President Obama is golfing at Ft. Belvoir today with Melody Barnes... it's the first time the president has played with a woman."

That's because Obama doesn't play GOLF, he plays GOSF—Gentleman Only Sweeties Forbidden. How she made the cut I don't know.

Posted by: Liz Lemon at October 26, 2009 11:34 AM (lSuMX)

115 "Republicans culturally and occupationally know more about efficiencies than Democrats do." That was a rather interesting thing for him to say.

Posted by: TheQuietman at October 26, 2009 11:34 AM (1Jaio)

116 9
President Obama is golfing at Ft. Belvoir today with Melody Barnes, the director of the White House Domestic Policy Council.
This is the president's 24th round of golf since his inauguration, according to the meticulous records of CBS News' Mark Knoller.
And, interestingly, it's the first time the president has played with a woman
I've played that many rounds since the inaguration but then I've taken care of my chores beforehand.

Posted by: Max Entropy at October 26, 2009 11:36 AM (uuZjB)

117 Republicans culturally and occupationally know more about efficiencies than Democrats do

O Rlly?! How bouts we cut off your fucking water, guy? Huh, how bout that? We'll see how efficient you are then asshole. THREE MINUTE SHOWERS. Yea we'll shun you twice as hard because you'll smell like a fetid pile of delta smelt.

Posted by: California Legislature at October 26, 2009 11:37 AM (aVQo/)

118 Kanye West spits game and his thoughts on Republicans, Obama, and foreign policy. Page 1
Election Fraud in Ohio part 4, Why Kerry REALLY lost. Page 6

Posted by: Rolling Stone at October 26, 2009 11:38 AM (SqAkN)

119 That vid is a stark indicator of just how bad things are in CA. To have a Dem scolding his fellow Dems and suggesting that they look to their Republican counterparts for advice is breath taking.

Posted by: rawmuse at October 26, 2009 11:39 AM (V/ZfA)

120 Radical Chic Couture For Your Toddler. Page 32.
Hey, that is our article. Back off, bitch!

Posted by: Newsweek at October 26, 2009 11:41 AM (V9SYy)

121
Posted by: alexthechick at October 26, 2009 11:31 AM (8WZWv)
Biggest issue in this country is infrastructure. Sewage and water systems designed to last for 30 yrs are now 100+ years old. Bridges are rotting away (see Minneapolis), the watermelons are keeping us from creating new landfills, etc. And there's no money to pay for it because it doesn't buy votes like handing out your "stash" in Detroit or paying for some cockholster to take pictures of crucifixes in a jar of piss.

Posted by: Barack at October 26, 2009 11:42 AM (5aa4z)

122 Screw me with a sock....

Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at October 26, 2009 11:42 AM (5aa4z)

123 Griese should have said Pablo was stopped with 40 kilos of cocaine stuffed into his tire well. Or was pitting for a line of blow. Just so as not to confuse anyone.

Posted by: Fresh Air at October 26, 2009 11:43 AM (B3fNz)

124 I like how he wants Republicans to help out, but to drop their ideological cant while doing so.

"You were right, but don't rub it in."

Posted by: lauraw at October 26, 2009 11:44 AM (c8CIC)

125 This is the president's 24th round of golf since his inauguration, according to the meticulous records of CBS News' Mark Knoller.
Wait, this guy can't track down the ACCORN story, Van Jones trutherism, tell you how much money we have wasted because of the stimulus, what the true unemployment rate is but has a detailed accounting of the number of times the President has played golf!
CBS, do you ever wonder why your ratings are in the tank?

Posted by: Mallamutt at October 26, 2009 11:44 AM (V9SYy)

126 When I took the dog out for his morning run today the temp was 6 degrees.
6 freakin' degrees and it's not even November.
Was Al Gore passing through Colorado this morning?

Posted by: gebrauchshund at October 26, 2009 11:44 AM (ZTGFz)

127 people aren't seeing baseline matters being completed

No? Huh. Funny, they're tearing up several miles of perfectly good highway on I-91 in CT near Hartford and repaving it. Got a nice big sign advertising the government's largesse, with the snazzy newfangled WPA logo on it, too.

Yep. No worries, folks.

Posted by: lauraw at October 26, 2009 12:09 PM (c8CIC)

128 Mr. Steele,

Get somebody to make up a Chyron graphic explaining who he is.

Make an ad.

Run it for the next year and 2 weeks.

This is all people need to know: Republicans ain't perfect, but we're at least grown-ups.

Posted by: AmishDude at October 26, 2009 12:15 PM (T0NGe)

129 The Lockyer plan --
Step 1: Everybody in the legislature, stop what you're doing. Everything you do just causes further damage.
Step 2: Vote in all new people.
Step 3a: Democrats,forget about raising taxes. Work with the money you already have.
Step 3b: Republicans, get off the philosphical cant.
Why isn't this guy in a pillory?

Posted by: FireHorse at October 26, 2009 12:19 PM (Vl5GH)

130 OT: Campaign Spot Reporting CFG poll showing Hoffman ahead in NY-23?! Woo Hoo?!

Posted by: ParisParamus at October 26, 2009 12:20 PM (1fwTy)

131 SEIU doesn't like Bill anyway. He gave 'em hell when he was AG.

Posted by: mojo at October 26, 2009 12:36 PM (g1cNf)

132
Lockyer is one of the worst Democratic party demagogs anywhere. When
he was attorney general, he went to California gun shows and his
minions purchased things like de-militarized (cut so it’s impossible
use or repair them) military surplus weapons, loaded a table with them
and held a press conference to show “what people could buy” at gun
shows. Not mentioning, of course, that the “weapons” were unusable.

His fiscal “come to Jesus” talk is obviously in response to his soon
to be election demise. His job isn’t subject to the gerrymandering that
has placed the state solidly in Democratic hands and he’s obviously
gettin nervous.

Posted by: K at October 26, 2009 01:12 PM (0byh7)

133 Can we send this guy to sit in on every Obama metting until 2012? Maybe we could accually get something (intelligent) done in Washington. I know that is a very big job for one man.

Posted by: John at October 26, 2009 01:53 PM (bvaOU)

134 133 K - I feel your pain but dont kid yourself about Bill Lockyer's electability statewide. He is of course quite blue and from the Bay Area...the blue-est of the blue. But he has never lost an election in his career, and when he runs for re-election as Treasurer next year he will win again in a landslide. After that tho he is prolly done coz he's termed out of the STOand has already been Senate Majority Leader and a 2-term Attorney General. If Meg Whitman beats Jerry Brown he might challenge her in 2012.
And as liberal as he is, Lockeyer is capable of moments like the one we saw on TV just now in this clip. To me he is a Benjamin Butler type of guy, and any AoS Morons who follow the Civil War will know what that means: a political general who was a disaster as a military commander but also a guy who stumbled forward however unwittingly into some groundbreaking stuff.
If after being termed out as Treasurer he still wants to stay in elective office, he would prollyrun for the Senate seat about to be vacated by DiFi in 2012, when she will be 40 billion years old. I dont see her running again for another 6-year term when she will be in her 80's. I just dont.
So, yes, Lockyer is a flaming lib and has taken more than his share of GOP scalps over time. But he is capable of sometimes seeing the forest for the trees, and is no Maxine Waters or even a Baabs Boxer.

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