And Now, The Recriminations: Perry Staffers Tell Tale of Turmoil, Infighting, and A Back-Surgery That Came At A Very Bad Time

He should have delayed a month, or a month and a half.

Was it the decision to schedule back surgery on July 1, putting Perry’s physical recovery on a collision course with a grueling schedule of fundraisers and campaign events? Was it the failure to prepare better for debates that soon turned disastrous? Was it simply a matter of getting in the race too late?

Perry’s own string of verbal goofs, probably some of the worst in modern American political history, were so crippling that it is questionable whether any paid professionals could have pulled him out of the ditch. At one point staffers were so desperate to keep Perry’s energy level high during debates that they discussed putting M&Ms in his coat pocket for use during commercial breaks.

More on that:

But the real problem, from Perry's perspective, was his schedule. Experimental back surgery in July had made it difficult for him to exercise, and exercise helps him sleep. Perry's brisk fundraising pace and lack of sleep left him and first lady Anita Perry — who was much more vocal in the presidential campaign than she had been in past campaigns — to conclude that his schedule should be better managed.

You can read the articles for the Johnson and Carney v. Joe Allbaugh stuff. Doesn't seem that interesting, as obviously fingers get pointed, and who knows.

So what was Perry doing in October? Apparently not all that much:

Politico reported, "In a blistering indictment, sources close to the operation describe a new team that was stunned to arrive in October and find a campaign that wasn't executing the most rudimentary elements of a modern presidential campaign: no polling or focus groups, no opposition research book on their own candidate to prepare for attacks, and debate prep sessions that were barely worth the name."

So now you know. Although the articles make a case for this guy or that guy failing Perry, of course failure begins at the top.

It might here have also begun at the back.

By the way, now that he's out of the race: Yes, that was a horrible, horrible campaign. And yes, he showed up for the debates half-asleep and unprepared.

Thanks to @bdomenench, who has a great daily news briefing called The Transom.

Posted by: Ace at 03:40 PM



Comments

1 ROMNEY BANG BANG



HELL YEAH

Posted by: ShreddyK at January 23, 2012 03:42 PM (7GE2R)

2 Which is too bad. Maybe if he and his people had done a little work it might have been different, but it shows a lack of seriousness.

Posted by: joncelli, too stressed by half at January 23, 2012 03:42 PM (RD7QR)

3 M&Ms? At least it wasn't skittles (Obama's secret weapon).

Posted by: wooga at January 23, 2012 03:43 PM (vjyZP)

4 *Gallops in on a noble steed*

YEAH ROMNEY BANG BANG BANG YEAH ELECTABILITY BANG WHOOOOOHOOOO!!

Posted by: King Rat at January 23, 2012 03:44 PM (DDSJB)

5 who are these two new idiots?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at work at January 23, 2012 03:44 PM (mfbqu)

6 Success has many fathers, failure is a bastard...(I have no idea who said that but...)

Posted by: The Robot Devil at January 23, 2012 03:44 PM (136wp)

7 ace, people were asking you to change the headline on the previous thread. It was a section of his skull that was removed....not his brain.

Posted by: Tami at January 23, 2012 03:44 PM (X6akg)

8 Yeah, well, he just wasn't a very good candidate.

Although, his campaign was like a perfect storm of fail. Sky high expectations from the base, overconfidence and poor decision making from the campaign, and pain killers don't mix.

Posted by: runninrebel at January 23, 2012 03:45 PM (N/1Dm)

9
Losers whine about their back. Winners go home and knock the back out of the prom queen.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at January 23, 2012 03:45 PM (dTGOB)

10 5
who are these two new idiots?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at work at January 23, 2012 03:44 PM (mfbqu)
Don't know. They might be the same idiot from different computers. Either way they need to slip into a sewer and stay there.

Posted by: joncelli, too stressed by half at January 23, 2012 03:46 PM (RD7QR)

11 Perry truly disappointed me. The debates shouldn't be the end all be all... the performance on record should be... but we all know that you can't look like an idiot on TV and get elected.

Perry should have done a much better job of debate prep than this is indicating.

His health problems... I can't fault the man for that. That sucks, and it sucks for this country more than it does for Perry, and we are left with candidates who aren't nearly as conservative.

But the debate thing... he should have worked on it. He got a LOT better at it late in the game, so I think he was trainable.

Posted by: Dustin at January 23, 2012 03:46 PM (8RL8E)

12 I still heart Perry. I'd gladly give money/support to him again.

Meanwhile, WTF does is she talking about here....?



nikkihaley
Nikki Haley (via Twitter)












One of my all time favorite songs is "Landslide" by Stevie Nicks.

Posted by: laceyunderalls at January 23, 2012 03:46 PM (pLTLS)

13 Oh, I see you already changed it....nevermind then......

Posted by: Tami at January 23, 2012 03:46 PM (X6akg)

14 Posted by: ShreddyK
Posted by: King Rat

Find a revolver and suck on it for awhile. It might help you feel better.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 23, 2012 03:46 PM (/jOyr)

15 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable tyrant.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Team Meteor. Now with Cheesecake at January 23, 2012 03:46 PM (8y9MW)

16 who are these two new idiots?



Just two guys who are excited about MITT ROMNEY, the only candidate who can win. Get on board, sister!

Posted by: ShreddyK at January 23, 2012 03:47 PM (7GE2R)

17 Yeah, that's it! It's the medications fault!

Posted by: Ron Paul at January 23, 2012 03:47 PM (85Ei9)

18
the day Gov Perry entered the race he was on third base --

and thought he had hit a triple...

and then he got picked off by the pitcher while napping

Posted by: Soothsayer at January 23, 2012 03:47 PM (sqkOB)

19 5
who are these two new idiots?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at work at January 23, 2012 03:44 PM (mfbqu)
It's after 3PM East Coast. Kindergarten is out. They are hopped on on Paste Glue, Juice packs and cookies... Wait till Mom finds out they are on the computer...

Posted by: The Robot Devil at January 23, 2012 03:48 PM (136wp)

20 Sounds like the honorable Governor could have used some clutch V2K intervention.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at January 23, 2012 03:48 PM (E7NVC)

21 Don't know. They might be the same idiot from different computers. Either way they need to slip into a sewer and stay there.

You jes mad cause the Romney train ain't stoppin' fo yo dumb ass.

Posted by: King Rat at January 23, 2012 03:48 PM (DDSJB)

22 Find a revolver and suck on it for awhile. It might help you feel better.
Given this is a Rick Perry thread:
Might I suggest Aggie Russian Roulette?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Team Meteor. Now with Cheesecake at January 23, 2012 03:48 PM (8y9MW)

23 Find a revolver and suck on it for awhile. It might help you feel better.



What's the matter? You might be happier if you'd focus on good things like Mitt.

Posted by: ShreddyK at January 23, 2012 03:48 PM (7GE2R)

24 Uh oh, it's broken again.

Posted by: dogfish at January 23, 2012 03:49 PM (NuPNl)

25 Yikes. Who broke the blog?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 23, 2012 03:49 PM (UOM48)

26 Maybe Perry and Fred Thompson can get together for a serious "woulda-coulda-shoulda" session. Too bad, I was a Perry fan.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at January 23, 2012 03:49 PM (1+CnU)

27 recriminatiions?

When the were the criminitions?

Did I miss something?

get off my lawn

Posted by: Ron Paul Supporter at January 23, 2012 03:49 PM (h6mPj)

28 wow is anyone else noticing the comments screwing up or is that just me?

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at January 23, 2012 03:49 PM (E7NVC)

29 Well The Tea Party Patriots are saying Newts win is a win for the Tea Party so there's that. Yes the guy that endorsed Deede Skazaflavolia against their candidate and sat on the couch with Nancy Pelosi extolling the virtues of climate change awareness after she called the Tea Party Astroturfed Nazis winning SC is a win for the Tea Party. Why? Because he's not Romney.
Priorities I guess.
http://tinyurl.com/7rfyxr7

Posted by: robtr at January 23, 2012 03:49 PM (MtwBb)

30 I'm ALL Right now.

Posted by: Not an Artist at January 23, 2012 03:49 PM (fOPv7)

31 Jesus freakin Christ.

</b>

Posted by: joncelli, too stressed by half at January 23, 2012 03:49 PM (RD7QR)

32 Okay... who decided messing with their HTML was a good idea?
Stop.
Breaking.
The.
Blog.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Team Meteor. Now with Cheesecake at January 23, 2012 03:49 PM (8y9MW)

33 I'm seeing red.

No, really.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 23, 2012 03:50 PM (UOM48)

34 I think the back surgery was the underlying problem with all of it. .....Perry just didn't seem like the Rick Perry I had been watching for years.

Posted by: wheatie at January 23, 2012 03:50 PM (ALwK/)

35 Try that again:

<b/>

Posted by: joncelli, too stressed by half at January 23, 2012 03:50 PM (RD7QR)

36 Perry's campaign reminded me of the huge effort Teh Fred put in during the last election. I thought he brought Valium to the debates. Kinda just going through the motions.

Posted by: maddogg at January 23, 2012 03:50 PM (OlN4e)

37 Who broke the blog?

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at January 23, 2012 03:50 PM (7+pP9)

38 Mittens is getting neutered...

Posted by: Flintstone at January 23, 2012 03:50 PM (+Xivf)

39 This thing sure shifts about...it was centrist, now its gone full right, hahah Romneys doomed!

Posted by: Red Shirt at January 23, 2012 03:50 PM (FIDMq)

40 Okay, who's the idiot who mirrored the text?

Posted by: joncelli, too stressed by half at January 23, 2012 03:50 PM (RD7QR)

41 Perry’s own string of verbal goofs, probably some of the worst in modern
American political history, were so crippling that it is questionable
whether any paid professionals could have pulled him out of the ditch.

So, explain to me what Perry said that was worse than any ONE of the many uttered by our mentally incompetent Commander in Chief in the White House now?

I've been to 57 states with 3 to go. But they told me I can't go to Alaska and Hawaii.

That makes 62 fucking US States. Yeah...Perry's a dumb fuck. yeesh.

Posted by: © Sponge at January 23, 2012 03:51 PM (UK9cE)

42
you numbskulls

/pokes everyone in the eye

Posted by: Moe Soothsayer at January 23, 2012 03:51 PM (sqkOB)

43 This is what happens when you don't support the electability of our new master.

ROMNEY YEAH POW POW!!!

Posted by: King Rat at January 23, 2012 03:51 PM (DDSJB)

44 How fucked are we now?

Posted by: maddogg at January 23, 2012 03:51 PM (OlN4e)

45 Oh dear God! What the hell?

TOBY...fix it!

Posted by: Tami at January 23, 2012 03:51 PM (X6akg)

46 I give up.

Posted by: joncelli, too stressed by half at January 23, 2012 03:51 PM (RD7QR)

47 Whoever posted comment 20 embedded HTML in the "Name" field. Nice going idiot. Ace should ban you for life!

Posted by: The Robot Devil at January 23, 2012 03:51 PM (136wp)

Posted by: ace at January 23, 2012 03:51 PM (nj1bB)

49 Okay... that's better, but still not fixed.

And am I the only one who thinks breaking the blog (outside of trying to clean up after ace fails to close a tag) should be a ban-able offense?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Team Meteor. Now with Cheesecake at January 23, 2012 03:51 PM (8y9MW)

50
Timothy Olyphant IS...

R I G H T
J U S T I F I E D

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at January 23, 2012 03:51 PM (dTGOB)

Posted by: ace at January 23, 2012 03:51 PM (nj1bB)

52
One of the greatest political "what could have beens" of all time.

Posted by: Dave at January 23, 2012 03:51 PM (Xm1aB)

53 </b>

Posted by: joncelli, too stressed by half at January 23, 2012 03:51 PM (RD7QR)

54 This is why we can't have nice things, morons.

Posted by: Fritz at January 23, 2012 03:52 PM (/ZZCn)

55 Well The Tea Party Patriots are saying Newts win is a win for the Tea Party so there's that. Yes the guy that endorsed Deede Skazaflavolia against their candidate and sat on the couch with Nancy Pelosi extolling the virtue

Remind me again who''s supposed to be for purity tests? THe Tea Party? oh wait...

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at January 23, 2012 03:52 PM (Y5I9o)

Posted by: ace at January 23, 2012 03:52 PM (nj1bB)

Posted by: Flintstone at January 23, 2012 03:52 PM (+Xivf)

58 even ace is speechless

Posted by: Red Shirt at January 23, 2012 03:52 PM (FIDMq)

59 I'm sure we'll be treated to a few more months of "Perry is an idiot" now that he has endorsed Newt.

Posted by: Y-not, Newt leaner at January 23, 2012 03:52 PM (5H6zj)

60 Damnit Jim, I'm a doctor, not a blog wizard!

Posted by: Dr. McCoy at January 23, 2012 03:52 PM (E7NVC)

61
Remember the episode of Star Trek with EVIL KIRK and EVIL SPOCK?

MIRROR MIRROR?

Posted by: soothsayerwing plover at January 23, 2012 03:52 PM (sqkOB)

62 Posted by: ace at January 23, 2012 03:51 PM (nj1bB)
Posted by: ace at January 23, 2012 03:51 PM (nj1bB)

Posted by: ace at January 23, 2012 03:52 PM (nj1bB)


Great, guys. You broke it so bad Ace can't fix it.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Team Meteor. Now with Cheesecake at January 23, 2012 03:53 PM (8y9MW)

63 O/T wow, posting comments in this screwed up backwards format is mildly less infuriating than typing in Hebrew language font.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at January 23, 2012 03:53 PM (Y5I9o)

64 I feeling boxed in.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 23, 2012 03:53 PM (4q5tP)

65 Holy hell, its full of rectangles

Posted by: Red Shirt at January 23, 2012 03:53 PM (FIDMq)

66 guys please stop sneaking html into the comments.

Posted by: ace at January 23, 2012 03:53 PM (nj1bB)

67 The blog seems to be turning into Tron.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at January 23, 2012 03:53 PM (Y5I9o)

68 Yeesh

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 23, 2012 03:53 PM (UOM48)

69 This is awesome. A living comments section!

Posted by: devilish at January 23, 2012 03:53 PM (3eTJD)

70
There's a sign post ahead...

You're in

The Twilight Zone

Posted by: Rod Soothserling at January 23, 2012 03:54 PM (sqkOB)

71 Am I on LSD?

Posted by: Not an Artist at January 23, 2012 03:54 PM (fOPv7)

72 I think I get the system...

We may have to kill you.

...
...
Whoever you are.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Team Meteor. Now with Cheesecake at January 23, 2012 03:54 PM (8y9MW)

73 Wow, that mirrored text is a cool effect.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at January 23, 2012 03:54 PM (RI0fC)

74 There you go, FIXED.

Posted by: Juicer at January 23, 2012 03:54 PM (84c8s)

75 This messed up blog benefits Romney.

Posted by: ShreddyK at January 23, 2012 03:54 PM (7GE2R)

76 And am I the only one who thinks breaking the blog (outside of trying to clean up after ace fails to close a tag) should be a ban-able offense?
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Team Meteor. Now with Cheesecake at January 23, 2012 03:51 PM (8y9MW)
You are not alone.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 23, 2012 03:54 PM (4q5tP)

77
i'll be back

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 23, 2012 03:54 PM (QMtmy)

78 I wish Perry had waited al ittle longer to get into the race. When he hopped in I had a feeling it was because everyone had been calling on him to join the race, not because he felt any real urge to run,and I think that showed in his debate performances and his campaign missteps. It was shoddy management up and down the campaign power structure.
I like Politico's temperate language, btw: a"blistering indictment."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at January 23, 2012 03:54 PM (4df7R)

79 nikkihaley Nikki Haley (via Twitter) One of my all time favorite songs is "Landslide" by Stevie Nicks.
Posted by: laceyunderalls at January 23, 2012 03:46 PM (pLTLS)

Maybe it's a meta reference to the end of the South Park mid-season finale "you're getting old". As in everything sounds and looks like shit to her now.

Posted by: wooga at January 23, 2012 03:55 PM (vjyZP)

80 67
guys please stop sneaking html into the comments.

Posted by: ace at January 23, 2012 03:53 PM (nj1bB)
Being way too kind here...Knock it the fuck off!

Posted by: Red Shirt at January 23, 2012 03:55 PM (FIDMq)

81 Best thread evah!

Posted by: runninrebel at January 23, 2012 03:55 PM (N/1Dm)

82 Are these angry Paultards fucking with the comments.

I don't think the Perry people ever learned HTML, so it can't be them.

Posted by: Clubber Lang at January 23, 2012 03:55 PM (QcFbt)

83 Fixed?

Posted by: Juicer at January 23, 2012 03:55 PM (84c8s)

84 This why we can't have nice things.

Posted by: joncelli, too stressed by half at January 23, 2012 03:55 PM (RD7QR)

85 wow. This is that vortex thing that I've read about.

Posted by: BumperSticker at January 23, 2012 03:55 PM (h6mPj)

86 TRON PAUL! (Now with more V2K goodness)

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at January 23, 2012 03:55 PM (Y5I9o)

87 Ah that's all fine and dandy but when it comes to appearing Presidential, you either have it or you don't. And although Perry may be a swell guy, he just didn't have it.

Posted by: nevergiveup at January 23, 2012 03:55 PM (i6RpT)

88
This post is having back problems.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 23, 2012 03:55 PM (QMtmy)

89 So now you know. Although the articles make a case for this guy or that guy failing Perry, of course failure begins at the top.
It might here have also begun at the back.
Thank you everybody, ace will be here all week! Be sure to tip your waitstaff!
I repeat, the only person Perry has to blame is Perry. His campaign, his advisers, his choices, his screw up.
Really, no oppo research on himself, really? Seventh grade girls running for class president do better than that. Hell, most of them could teach Carville a thing or two about how to campaign.

Posted by: alexthechick Team Meteor - vote Team Meteor because even meteors can close tags at January 23, 2012 03:56 PM (VtjlW)

90 70 This is awesome. A living comments section!

It functions about as well as a living constitution.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at January 23, 2012 03:56 PM (Y5I9o)

91 Event horizon coming up.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 23, 2012 03:56 PM (4q5tP)

92 Where is Toby damnit!? He always fixes it.

Posted by: Tami at January 23, 2012 03:56 PM (X6akg)

93 Sometimes when you have to tinkle this is so not the blog to read....

Posted by: laceyunderalls at January 23, 2012 03:56 PM (pLTLS)

94 Always felt Perry's intentions were pure. His heart was in the right place. I don't think he planned to run for president at all which is why he had his back surgery at a time when he probably thought he could still perform his governmental role but a little more limited since it was the summer. But, someone came along and sold him on the idea of running for president probably couching it on "the country needs you" and perry doesn't seem like the type who would shrink from that kind of responsibility.

Posted by: ambrosia at January 23, 2012 03:56 PM (oZfic)

95 This post is having back problems.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 23, 2012 03:55 PM (QMtmy)


Good I thought it was me

Posted by: nevergiveup at January 23, 2012 03:56 PM (i6RpT)

96 Space, the final frontier

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at January 23, 2012 03:56 PM (Qxdfp)

97 Breaking News:

Conservative leaning MilBlog Ace of Spades was brought offline earlier today by an HTML tag in a post.

Seems like they should put in some safeguards for that, but who am I to judge?

Posted by: © Sponge at January 23, 2012 03:56 PM (UK9cE)

98 Sorry about that.

Posted by: Shit at January 23, 2012 03:56 PM (84c8s)

99 WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW??

Posted by: RAWN PAWL at January 23, 2012 03:56 PM (E7NVC)

100 Here's an Idea: Ace can double-post this thread (not like that would be new) and kill this comments section so we can have some semi-meaningful discussion on something other than who is screwing with the blog.

After he tracks down the culprit and bans them, that is.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Team Meteor. Now with Cheesecake at January 23, 2012 03:56 PM (8y9MW)

101 The blog became self aware a little after 3:40pm, Monday Jan. 23rd, 2012.

Posted by: devilish at January 23, 2012 03:56 PM (3eTJD)

102 I'm voting angry Paultards. They're the ones who are most likely to be marginally able to screw things up and crazy enough to go ahead and do it.

Posted by: joncelli, too stressed by half at January 23, 2012 03:57 PM (RD7QR)

103 at January 23, 2012 03:55 PM (84c8s
Stop trying to fix your error you fuckhead. You aren't helping.

Posted by: buzzion at January 23, 2012 03:57 PM (GULKT)

104 i'm feeling all psychedelic

Posted by: willow at January 23, 2012 03:57 PM (h+qn8)

105

It's Y2K+12. The internet has become self-aware.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 23, 2012 03:57 PM (QMtmy)

106 To be fair, sometimes folks put HTML in their comments because they can't or don't know how to use the Rich Text formatter. It's an honest mistake in those cases. Some blogs allow HTML, some allow "forum" tags, and some don't. Depending where you've been hanging out most recently, it can be hard to break the habit!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at January 23, 2012 03:57 PM (4df7R)

107 Far out.

Posted by: jeannebodine at January 23, 2012 03:57 PM (byR8d)

108 Wow the print is really grandma sized.

Posted by: ambrosia at January 23, 2012 03:57 PM (oZfic)

109 finally a post i can see without my contacts.

Posted by: willow at January 23, 2012 03:57 PM (h+qn8)

110 What the hell is going on in here? You kids clean this mess up before I call your father!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 23, 2012 03:57 PM (piMMO)

111 This is why we can't have nice things, morons.

****

Like stories about brain removal instead of skull...jeebus.

Posted by: tasker at January 23, 2012 03:58 PM (r2PLg)

112 It's teh Jooos!!!1111!!!

Posted by: Paultard at January 23, 2012 03:58 PM (UOM48)

113 The Perry story made me want to gobble a couple of Vicodins. The broken blog even more so.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at January 23, 2012 03:58 PM (7+pP9)

114 good going morons.

Posted by: gramma willow at January 23, 2012 03:58 PM (h+qn8)

115 and kill this comments section so we can have some semi-meaningful discussion on something
Wait, when the hell did we start doing that?

Posted by: alexthechick can't sleep new comments thingy will eat me at January 23, 2012 03:58 PM (VtjlW)

116 It's Y2K+12. The internet has become self-aware.


Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 23, 2012 03:57 PM (QMtmy)
Ack Algebra, no math, no math!

Posted by: Red Shirt at January 23, 2012 03:58 PM (FIDMq)

117 Ok guys, stop it with the BANG BANG thing, you've sent the thread into bizzaro world or sumptin.

Posted by: Some guy you don't know in wisconsin at January 23, 2012 03:58 PM (UqwrW)

118 Wow....someone let us out of our usual cell blocks!

It's a free-for -all!!!

Posted by: tasker at January 23, 2012 03:59 PM (r2PLg)

119 Spock! Help me!!

Posted by: Disembodied Captain Kirk floating on the Bridge at January 23, 2012 03:59 PM (4q5tP)

120 "By the way, now that he's out of the race: Yes, that was a horrible, horrible campaign. And yes, he showed up for the debates half-asleep and unprepared."
NOW Ace tells us.
Face it, you were a hack. EVERYONE was pointing this out to you, and you went full Hewitt, denying the obvious, that Perry, regardless of how great he is on paper, was really, really bad at this thing.
From a blogger who argues how important basic professional competence is when talking up Romney, you sure as hell forgot how important basic professional competence was when Perry was running- and ridiculed everyone who kept pointing it out to you.

Posted by: WTF at January 23, 2012 03:59 PM (MPIX5)

121 So, speaking of meaningful discussions... we can haz one?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at January 23, 2012 03:59 PM (4df7R)

122 Hurry up with grieving for Perry so you can get back for grieving for America.

Posted by: Emperor of Icecream at January 23, 2012 03:59 PM (epBek)

123 Or Ace could just start a new post admitting his allegiance to Mitt.

Posted by: King Rat at January 23, 2012 03:59 PM (DDSJB)

124 Who knew that MoveableType 2005 was so dynamic?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 23, 2012 03:59 PM (/jOyr)

125 Who farted?

Posted by: Ammo Dump at January 23, 2012 03:59 PM (WUWb9)

126 Our celebratory firing is not the cause of this abomination.

Posted by: ShreddyK at January 23, 2012 03:59 PM (7GE2R)

127 To those of us who supported him, these things might be of interest. Given the great big 95% shrug/brush-off he got from everybody else though, I don't think there's any practical benefit to picking over the bones now.
I know that won't stop the gloaters (they know who they are), but screw them. They don't have anything to offer anyway, and at this point are best ignored.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 23, 2012 03:59 PM (TOk1P)

128 Intruder Alert.

Posted by: USMC 8541 at January 23, 2012 03:59 PM (sGtp+)

129 It was the JOOOOOOOOOOOs that broke the blog!!

Posted by: Ron Paul at January 23, 2012 03:59 PM (85Ei9)

130 Wait, when the hell did we start doing that?
What term would you prefer? "pseudo-meaningful?" "quasi-meaningful?"

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Team Meteor. Now with Cheesecake at January 23, 2012 03:59 PM (8y9MW)

131 Jane D'Oh, hope all is well with you i'm glad to see you're ok.

Posted by: gramma willow at January 23, 2012 04:00 PM (h+qn8)

132 Can we get some beta-males on this or what? Put down the doughnuts and the Mt. Dew, and you puds, and fix the blog.

Posted by: runninrebel at January 23, 2012 04:00 PM (N/1Dm)

133 This post was obviously hit by a hockey puck.

Posted by: John Kerry (proud equine-American) at January 23, 2012 04:00 PM (ggRof)

134 As I said in a recent thread here about Perry. I still like Perry the governor, and I still like Perry the potential president, but Perry the candidate sucked. Big time. (shrug) See also Thompson, Fred, another guy I supported and thought would make a great president but who apparently had better things to do with his time.

Posted by: davidinvirginia at January 23, 2012 04:00 PM (cPJUK)

135 WordPress. Really. Even Blogspot would be better.

Posted by: joncelli, too stressed by half at January 23, 2012 04:00 PM (RD7QR)

136 Since it's broke, let's upgrade to one of the fancy-schmancy comment sections.

Posted by: devilish at January 23, 2012 04:00 PM (3eTJD)

137 Blaming the debate prep team -- I don't think that flies. Perry hired them, or hired the guy that hired them, after all.

And that sort of judgment in personnel, and ability to delegate to the right people and monitor their performance -- those are some of the most important parts of the job that is the modern presidency.

He probably would have appointed Chuck Norris to Secretary of Defense, if someone forgot to fill his pocket with MMs that morning.

Posted by: Pastafarian at January 23, 2012 04:00 PM (p7jpu)

138 This was obviously an inside job

Posted by: Ron Paul at January 23, 2012 04:01 PM (FIDMq)

139 Spock! Help me!!

Posted by: Disembodied Captain Kirk floating on the Bridge at January 23, 2012 03:59 PM (4q5tP)
"Help me, Kirk." -- Abraham Lincoln stuck on the Lava Planet

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 23, 2012 04:01 PM (QMtmy)

140 Sigh.

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141 To those of us who supported him, these things might be of interest. Given the great big 95% shrug/brush-off he got from everybody else though, I don't think there's any practical benefit to picking over the bones now.
Agreed. The stories linked are both from Texas sources, and I can understand the regional interest, but I'm ready to move on. If he runs again, at least we can be assured he'll bemore prepared for what he'll be facing.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at January 23, 2012 04:01 PM (4df7R)

142 Ok guys, stop it with the BANG BANG thing, you've sent the thread into bizzaro world or sumptin.

No way! A land where we vote for conservatives is the real bizzaro world.

Posted by: King Rat at January 23, 2012 04:01 PM (DDSJB)

143 when you have a good point , just yell it out!

Posted by: willow at January 23, 2012 04:02 PM (h+qn8)

144 What term would you prefer? "pseudo-meaningful?" "quasi-meaningful?"
Cromulently meaningful. Duh.

Posted by: alexthechick who know can't get Peter Cetera's voice out of her head thanks a lot mwr at January 23, 2012 04:02 PM (VtjlW)

145 Comments wtf

Posted by: Emperor of Icecream at January 23, 2012 04:02 PM (epBek)

146 This is what happens when you vote down one of Ace's bicycling posts!

Posted by: Charles' Nanoscopic Johnson at January 23, 2012 04:02 PM (ggRof)

147 It's the Lost Sign of the Illuminatti!!

Posted by: Robert Langdon at January 23, 2012 04:02 PM (hNdbt)

148
It wasn't bad timing. It was the simple fact that the more Perry spoke, the less popularhe got. I kind of wonder how he was elected governnor now.
He's not bright, but even that would be acceptable ifit wasn't certain that the dems would play him like a fiddle.

Posted by: Jimmah at January 23, 2012 04:02 PM (TMeYE)

149 I feel like I'm back in College and am dialed into my local BBS downloading 2k nekkid women photos at 14,400 baud.

Posted by: © Sponge at January 23, 2012 04:02 PM (UK9cE)

150 Nuke Comment 66. That might fix it.

Posted by: buzzion at January 23, 2012 04:02 PM (GULKT)

151 V'ger is just trying to evolve.

Posted by: devilish at January 23, 2012 04:02 PM (3eTJD)

152 eh? i can't hear you.

Posted by: willow at January 23, 2012 04:02 PM (h+qn8)

153 Unidentified Perry staffers also tell tales of Perry having sex with barnyard animals.

Posted by: Just Want To Hear Him Deny It at January 23, 2012 04:02 PM (pjYFP)

154
Queen to queen's level 3?

Posted by: capt soothsayer at January 23, 2012 04:02 PM (sqkOB)

155 Where is the border patrol...?

Posted by: tasker at January 23, 2012 04:02 PM (r2PLg)

156 Perry figured he could wing it, based on what he saw as a weak field, and didn't bother to prepare or otherwise run a professional campaign.

Posted by: real joe at January 23, 2012 04:02 PM (IytbR)

157
>>>you sure as hell forgot how important basic professional competence was when Perry was running- and ridiculed everyone who kept pointing it out to you.
That's just bullshit. Our host didn't sugarcoat his candidate (okay, some)though he sure did carry water for any attack on the others. Which is pretty much how the game is played.
Accuracy, morons. Do you speak it?

Posted by: spongeworthy at January 23, 2012 04:03 PM (puy4B)

158 it's threatening to over whelm me

Posted by: willow at January 23, 2012 04:03 PM (h+qn8)

159 Ace: "And yes, he showed up for the debates half-asleep and unprepared."

...and you treated him exactly the same as you did Cain when he consistently showed up unprepared...

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at January 23, 2012 04:03 PM (Y5I9o)

160 154 eh? i can't hear you.
Posted by: willow at January 23, 2012 04:02 PM (h+qn
*holding up ear trumpet* Whaaaat?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at January 23, 2012 04:03 PM (4df7R)

161 Iran just blocked Ace's Straits of Spades.

Posted by: devilish at January 23, 2012 04:03 PM (3eTJD)

162 It's a space walrus. With photon flippers, or something.

Posted by: Opus Spock at January 23, 2012 04:03 PM (hNdbt)

163 It's a madhouse! A madhouse!

Posted by: Col. Taylor at January 23, 2012 04:04 PM (4q5tP)

164 9
Losers whine about their back.
Perry has never whined about his back. ....He never even mentioned it. Hell, he never whined about a fucking thing. Not even when those early debates became "Get Perry!" sessions, rather than debates on the issues. .....Even Greg Gutfield noticed this and gave him props for never whining about a thing.

Posted by: wheatie at January 23, 2012 04:04 PM (ALwK/)

165 Time to ban King Rat for being a total asshole.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at January 23, 2012 04:04 PM (7+pP9)

166 OT: OT, but it ought to have its own post. NO, it ought to have its own space on the sidebar.

I refer, of course, to the White House Petition site. I figure between the Morons, the Hot Aryans, and the InstaFans, and their assorted contacts, we could get any ol' petition acted on that we want. I'm not even going to suggest petition subjects, I'm sure the Morons can come up with innumerable ideas that would be highly embarrassing to Oblahblah - like the one to investigate Chris Dodd. Morons can post their petitions in the morning thread. Or hell, how about a daily petition thread? Too much?

A related question: how many hard-core Morons are there, Ace? Is that classified information?

Posted by: FUBAR at January 23, 2012 04:04 PM (mdhVr)

167 Juicer (84c8s), why isn't your name appearing?

Posted by: Tami at January 23, 2012 04:04 PM (X6akg)

168
For your support of RINO pussy-boys and Northeastern Faggots, we have crippled your blog with an open tag attack and a piece of shit website design, but mostly a piece of shit website design, complete with commenting code that was designed when fucking punch cards were exciting new technology.
We are Anonymous.
We are legion.
We do not forgive
We d- ***cough cough cough ***
- oh you need to hit that shit, brah...

Posted by: ANONYMOUS at January 23, 2012 04:04 PM (dTGOB)

169
Alacazam!


Posted by: soothsayer at January 23, 2012 04:04 PM (sqkOB)

170 Look, I said you could pick the red pill, or you could pick the blue pill.

I never said you could grind 'em up together and snort 'em.

I blame Randall Monroe.

Posted by: Morpheus, trapped in the Matrix at January 23, 2012 04:05 PM (GBXon)

171 I'm tanned, rested and ready to go!

Posted by: Rick Perry at January 23, 2012 04:05 PM (vXmBf)

172 Seriously?

You guys are going to try and debate the post as if nothing is going on here?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 23, 2012 04:05 PM (piMMO)

173 I'm actually enjoying the broken blog. It's nice to beat up on something that doesn't have a dubious (R) next to its name for a change.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at January 23, 2012 04:05 PM (4df7R)

174 "Thomas refused the invite for "political reasons," Sports Illustrated reports."

this is why i love hockey.....

Posted by: ambrosia at January 23, 2012 04:05 PM (oZfic)

175 69
Time to ban King Rat for being a total asshole.


Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at January 23, 2012 04:04 PM (7+pP9)
Seconded

Posted by: Red Shirt at January 23, 2012 04:05 PM (FIDMq)

176 Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at January 23, 2012 04:04 PM (7+pP9)

Butthurt flood detection.

Posted by: ShreddyK at January 23, 2012 04:05 PM (7GE2R)

177 AHAAAAAA!!!!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 23, 2012 04:05 PM (piMMO)

178 oh shit, it's hapPPENING AGAINAAAAHHHH!!!

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at January 23, 2012 04:05 PM (Y5I9o)

179 Good grief.. I kept telling everyone Perry's Oops moment was because of pain from back surgery. http://tinyurl.com/3f5v7r7 You could see it in his face the night of the Debate, he was cringing with pain. I thought my Governor was going to pass out. While everyone laughed and mocked, I was praying for Perry's recovery.

Plus, ince surgery included stem cells, we googled it and found that healing from that procedure causes sever headaches. <-- (what can I say, my daughter is in nursing school to be a RN and we were curious.)

Too bad America didn't want the Cowboy. They never really got to know him.

Thanks for posting this Ace. You Da Man. :-)


Posted by: texas at January 23, 2012 04:05 PM (BI5To)

180 Tardasil much, Rick?

Posted by: Michelle Bachman at January 23, 2012 04:05 PM (pjYFP)

181 Thankfully, I'm ALL Right again.

Posted by: Not an Artist at January 23, 2012 04:05 PM (fOPv7)

182 What irritates me about Perry is that his campaign sucked from the start, and yet he seemed oblivious to the problems and just kept on keeping on without any noticable adjustments. When your ship is sinking, you have to act.

Posted by: maddogg at January 23, 2012 04:05 PM (OlN4e)

183 Posted by: spongeworthy at January 23, 2012 04:03 PM (puy4B)

Agreed. Perry could have done a lot better, but for the most part, it was the bad judgment of the "heartless" comment and a few other soundbites that really got the ball rolling.

Ace has not come anywhere close to Jen Rubin levels.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at January 23, 2012 04:05 PM (E7NVC)

184 Whoever 66/171 is, KNOCK IT OFF ALREADY!

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185 Stop "fixing it."

Really.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Team Meteor. Now with Cheesecake at January 23, 2012 04:06 PM (8y9MW)

186 Swing to the Right!

Posted by: spongeworthy at January 23, 2012 04:06 PM (puy4B)

187 Aren't rats supposed to be driven to the DC border and released? Didn't I read that the surrounding states are pissed about this?

Posted by: ambrosia at January 23, 2012 04:06 PM (oZfic)

188 Why don't you LEAVE for a couple months Juicer? And stop posting. You're not fixing any of your fuck ups that broke the comments.

Posted by: buzzion at January 23, 2012 04:07 PM (GULKT)

189 help. i'm stuck in between the letters a and z

Posted by: mrs big at January 23, 2012 04:07 PM (h+qn8)

190 187 What irritates me about Perry is that his campaign sucked from the start, and yet he seemed oblivious to the problems and just kept on keeping on without any noticable adjustments. When your ship is sinking, you have to act.
Posted by: maddogg at January 23, 2012 04:05 PM (OlN4e)
I agree! ABANDON SHIP!

Posted by: Captain Coward of the Costa Concordia at January 23, 2012 04:07 PM (4df7R)

191 Losers whine about their back. Winners go home and knock the back out of the prom queen.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at January 23, 2012 03:45 PM (dTGOB)

Remember that when Obama wins a second term.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at January 23, 2012 04:07 PM (i330i)

192 It's a TRAP!

Posted by: Yip at January 23, 2012 04:07 PM (Mrdk1)

193 The Joos have put LSD in the blog!

Posted by: Ron Paul at January 23, 2012 04:07 PM (ggRof)

194 so Now i find out ya'll are right wing swingers.

Posted by: willow at January 23, 2012 04:08 PM (h+qn8)

195 This is tougher than the Kobayashi Maru test.

Posted by: James T Kirk at January 23, 2012 04:08 PM (hNdbt)

196 I hope Perry runs again in 2016. I still think he'd make a good president.

Posted by: Soona at January 23, 2012 04:08 PM (cqLNL)

197 172
Juicer (84c8s), why isn't your name appearing?


Posted by: Tami at January 23, 2012 04:04 PM (X6akg)


Because I believe he's putting HTML tags in the name field causing all this fun and excitement.

Posted by: © Sponge at January 23, 2012 04:08 PM (UK9cE)

198 woops perhaps left wing swingers.

Posted by: willow at January 23, 2012 04:08 PM (h+qn8)

199 <I'm> just picking up steam!

Posted by: Rick Perry at January 23, 2012 04:08 PM (vXmBf)

200 Time to ban King Rat for being a total asshole.

Hey now, let's not be hasty. Romney is electable.

Posted by: King Rat at January 23, 2012 04:08 PM (DDSJB)

201 I'm seasick guys

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at January 23, 2012 04:08 PM (E7NVC)

202 @189: "Ace has not come anywhere close to Jen Rubin levels"

Yeah, that's true. But people are criticizing him for unfairly tearing down other candidates for similar flaws in his own. It's one thing to promote your own guy and cover over his flaws--that's how the game is played. But when you jump all over people like in some of those Cain threads, well...that's just a bit raw, esp. when people were saying, "just give him a chance and see if he pulls through", just like Perry's campaign and debate performances, tv spots, etc.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at January 23, 2012 04:08 PM (Y5I9o)

203
By the power of Grayskull!

Posted by: soothsayer at January 23, 2012 04:09 PM (sqkOB)

204 be proud , say it loud

Posted by: willow for unified conservtive groupings at January 23, 2012 04:09 PM (h+qn8)

205
Shazam!

Posted by: soothsayer at January 23, 2012 04:09 PM (sqkOB)

206 ?won siht ekil etirw ot evah lla ew ,oS

Posted by: Llarry at January 23, 2012 04:09 PM (Rnfm0)

207 This is what "on the fritz" looks like.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 23, 2012 04:09 PM (4q5tP)

208 Wondertwin powers....ACTIVATE!

Posted by: Red Shirt at January 23, 2012 04:09 PM (FIDMq)

209 Aren't rats supposed to be driven to the DC border and released? Didn't
I read that the surrounding states are pissed about this?

Eew, but yes.

A few nights ago, on Infested, they told the story of a family in Missouri (?) that had squirrels take over their home but they weren't permitted to trap or kill them. Then their son caught cat-scratch fever from the little bastards.

It's like the no hunting deer rules up north where they are so plentiful that folks plow then down with their cars.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 23, 2012 04:09 PM (piMMO)

210 I can see the Matrix.

Posted by: garrett at January 23, 2012 04:09 PM (OWXM2)

211 hahhaa they hacked Chuck Grassley's email.....


Posted by: ambrosia at January 23, 2012 04:10 PM (oZfic)

212 Losers whine about their back. Winners go home and knock the back out of the prom queen.



Posted by: Empire of Jeff at January 23, 2012 03:45 PM (dTGOB)

Said the father of three future prom queens.

I know I'm late to the party, but...FUCKING LSU couldn't beat the bammers? Come on!

Posted by: FUBAR at January 23, 2012 04:10 PM (mdhVr)

213
Inyuk-chuk!

Posted by: Apache Chief Soothsayer at January 23, 2012 04:10 PM (sqkOB)

214 198 Losers whine about their back. Winners go home and knock the back out of the prom queen.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at January 23, 2012 03:45 PM (dTGOB)

Remember that when Obama wins a second term.
Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at January 23, 2012 04:07 PM

I hear Michelle's back is as toned as her arms...

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at January 23, 2012 04:10 PM (Y5I9o)

215 shush i say! shush!don't make me stop this car!

Posted by: willow for unified conservtive groupings at January 23, 2012 04:10 PM (h+qn8)

216 By the way, now that he's out of the race: Yes, that was a horrible,
horrible campaign. And yes, he showed up for the debates half-asleep
and unprepared.

now the healing can begin.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Camellia Sinensis Operative at January 23, 2012 04:10 PM (0q2P7)

217
I'm repeating myself, but Perry didn't skeeve me with his "heartless" comment. I actually agree with that, much to the detriment of my popularity around here.
What ticked me off about it was that I felt like he was trying to preen, or to play up to the media. A hard and fast rule ought to be Never sell out your base in hopes you'll get media love. If you have a bone to pick with your base, do it when the cameras of the enemy aren't rolling.

Posted by: spongeworthy at January 23, 2012 04:10 PM (puy4B)

218 But when you jump all over people like in some of
those Cain threads, well...that's just a bit raw, esp. when people were
saying, "just give him a chance and see if he pulls through", just like
Perry's campaign and debate performances, tv spots, etc.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at January 23, 2012 04:08 PM (Y5I9o)
Actually, considering that Cain just made a joint bid with Colbert, I feel perfectly comfortable with Ace's judgment of his candidacy vis-a-vis Perry's.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at January 23, 2012 04:10 PM (E7NVC)

219 We need a coblogger to start nuking all of the idiots comments that he keeps posting trying to fix his fuck up. Start at comment 66.

Posted by: buzzion at January 23, 2012 04:10 PM (GULKT)

220 @-------> (84c8s)
The changes to the blog appear after your posts. So, whoever you are, stop doing whatever the fuck it is that you are doing.

Posted by: wheatie at January 23, 2012 04:10 PM (ALwK/)

221 This is humiliating. What are you nerds good for if you can't keep the internets working?

Posted by: runninrebel at January 23, 2012 04:10 PM (N/1Dm)

222 .

Posted by: 171 at January 23, 2012 04:10 PM (vXmBf)

223 it's disconcerning to see the inner workings of the comment thread flailing like this

Posted by: Yip at January 23, 2012 04:10 PM (Mrdk1)

224 It's not funny that they hacked his email. It's funny that someone told me an uber lib thought they were actually talking to him.

Posted by: ambrosia at January 23, 2012 04:11 PM (oZfic)

225 Well thanks everybody. I haven't had a drink in years, this is the closest I get these days to remembering what it was like to be drunk. And while I'm at work too, so added bonus!

Posted by: BurtTC at January 23, 2012 04:11 PM (TOk1P)

226 Some one call Al Gore! We need the interweb designer to help us!

Posted by: Yip at January 23, 2012 04:11 PM (Mrdk1)

227 "By the way, now that he's out of the race: Yes, that was a horrible, horrible campaign. And yes, he showed up for the debates half-asleep and unprepared."
Thanks, ace, I appreciate that.
*somebody pummel the jackass that rogered the thread.*
Now, the big question. Is it really true that Newt will be anArticulate Clusterfuck OfA Miserable Failure?

Posted by: Meremortal at January 23, 2012 04:11 PM (Usk3+)

228 What is this Mickey Mouse shit?

Posted by: R Lee Ermey at January 23, 2012 04:12 PM (KM86p)

229 well whoever is screwing up the blog, should at the least make it a pretty color.

Posted by: willow for unified conservtive groupings at January 23, 2012 04:12 PM (h+qn8)

230 Jesus, there are only about 300 different goddamned free blogging platforms that don't break every third post.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at January 23, 2012 04:12 PM (+lsX1)

231 WTF happened to my beloved blog? All is lost!

Posted by: Soona at January 23, 2012 04:12 PM (cqLNL)

232 Is it too much to hope that the spatial rift this blog is experiencing will result in the utter destruction oflittle Ms. cat-piss-is-like-ambrosia?

Posted by: Ron Paul at January 23, 2012 04:12 PM (ggRof)

233 Kill it with fire. Like in The Thing.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 23, 2012 04:12 PM (4q5tP)

234 This happened on an ONT one night and it was friggin hilarious how folks got all wound up about how their precious fucking opinions couldn't be read.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 23, 2012 04:12 PM (piMMO)

235 I can taste the Matrix?!

Posted by: garrett at January 23, 2012 04:13 PM (OWXM2)

236 I'm just going to blame SOPA for the broken blog. SOPA deserves all the negative publicity it can get.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at January 23, 2012 04:13 PM (4df7R)

237 Now, the big question. Is it really true that Newt will be anArticulate Clusterfuck OfA Miserable Failure?


Posted by: Meremortal at January 23, 2012 04:11 PM (Usk3+)
Depends on your feelings on the gold stan--RAWN PAWL--dard and "citizen's boards" for immigrants.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at January 23, 2012 04:13 PM (E7NVC)

238
inyuk-chuck!


Posted by: Apache Chief Soothsayer at January 23, 2012 04:13 PM (sqkOB)

239 Was mittens ever a teacher? Cause Hannity is playing a clip of him asking for newt's "work product" which is a teacher term.

Posted by: ambrosia at January 23, 2012 04:13 PM (oZfic)

240 Now, the big question. Is it really true that Newt will be anArticulate Clusterfuck OfA Miserable Failure?

Yes, but I hope we don't get to find out.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 23, 2012 04:13 PM (piMMO)

241 This happened on an ONT one night and it was friggin
hilarious how folks got all wound up about how their precious fucking
opinions couldn't be read.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 23, 2012 04:12 PM (piMMO)
Liar. Nobody gives their opinion in the ONT. It's all sex talk. Nerd sex talk.

Posted by: FUBAR at January 23, 2012 04:14 PM (mdhVr)

242 For all you trash Gingrich, Perry was just as "unelectable". Seriously, you thought GW 2 was going to go over well outside of Texas?

Posted by: Chris at January 23, 2012 04:14 PM (XGZYX)

243 Kill it with fire. Like in The Thing.Excuse me. Around here we nuke things from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

Posted by: Ripley at January 23, 2012 04:14 PM (hNdbt)

244 This happened on an ONT one night and it was friggin
hilarious how folks got all wound up about how their precious fucking
opinions couldn't be read.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 23, 2012 04:12 PM (piMMO)
I was crying I was laughing so hard that night!

Posted by: Tami at January 23, 2012 04:14 PM (X6akg)

245 guys please stop sneaking html into the comments.

Posted by: ace at January 23, 2012 03:53 PM (nj1bB)

Talk about just a little late.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Camellia Sinensis Operative at January 23, 2012 04:14 PM (0q2P7)

246 Looks like it's time for pie.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at January 23, 2012 04:14 PM (ZKzrr)

247 Good grief. Is that cat pee I smell?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 23, 2012 04:14 PM (UOM48)

248 Was mittens ever a teacher? Cause Hannity is playing a clip of him asking for newt's "work product" which is a teacher term.

Posted by: ambrosia at January 23, 2012 04:13 PM (oZfic)
No, it's a lawyer term.

Posted by: FUBAR at January 23, 2012 04:15 PM (mdhVr)

249 it's not me i don't even know what a html is.

Posted by: willow for unified conservtive groupings at January 23, 2012 04:15 PM (h+qn8)

250 ace, you need to take some of those DC rats and rush them down to your server room. I think the hamsters spinning the wheel powering the whole thing are getting tired.

Posted by: Timin203 at January 23, 2012 04:15 PM (85Ei9)

251 256 Looks like it's time for pie.
Posted by: HeatherRadish at January 23, 2012 04:14 PM (ZKzrr)
It's ALWAYS time for pie!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at January 23, 2012 04:15 PM (4df7R)

252 Wow...what just happened.

Posted by: tasker at January 23, 2012 04:15 PM (r2PLg)

253 Liar. Nobody gives their opinion in the ONT. It's all sex talk. Nerd sex talk.


Which made it even more pathetic!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 23, 2012 04:15 PM (piMMO)

254 We need more Lemón Pledge, meester Ace.

Posted by: Sonia Sotomayor at January 23, 2012 04:15 PM (OWXM2)

255 Going vertical!

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 23, 2012 04:15 PM (4q5tP)

256 @227: But when you jump all over people like in some of those Cain threads, well...that's just a bit raw, esp. when people were saying, "just give him a chance and see if he pulls through", just like Perry's campaign and debate performances, tv spots, etc.
Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at January 23, 2012 04:08 PM (Y5I9o)

Actually, considering that Cain just made a joint bid with Colbert, I feel perfectly comfortable with Ace's judgment of his candidacy vis-a-vis Perry's.

Posted by: Yoshi, Aggrieved Victim of the White Man at January 23, 2012 04:10 PM (E7NVC)

The point isn't about the candidates' ultimate worth; it's about how you treat people who are showing tentative support at an early stage in the primaries. When Cain surged in October, you had people here going full-blown apeshit over anyone who said, "hang on, let's see what he's got". Yeah, you all got to say "I told you so", fine. But that's not a very persuasive or endearing stance.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at January 23, 2012 04:16 PM (Y5I9o)

257 Now, the big question. Is it really true that Newt will be anArticulate Clusterfuck OfA Miserable Failure?Yes, but I hope we don't get to find out.

So glad we got to read your stupid opinion, though.

Posted by: King Rat at January 23, 2012 04:16 PM (DDSJB)

258 We were in the black, but thanks to Obama now we're in the red.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at January 23, 2012 04:16 PM (4df7R)

259 I was disappointed in Perry but I still like him.

So did that massive solar flare that blew yesterday screw up the blog?

Posted by: Riding Through The Desert On A Sock With No Name at January 23, 2012 04:16 PM (6EO2q)

260 Oh, and can we get a rule mandating immediate banning for html in the name field?

Posted by: joncelli at January 23, 2012 04:16 PM (RD7QR)

261 No. That's the smell of Jr. High.

Posted by: cat pee at January 23, 2012 04:16 PM (O7ksG)

262 Haiku?

Posted by: garrett at January 23, 2012 04:16 PM (OWXM2)

263 No more wire hangers!

Posted by: wooga at January 23, 2012 04:16 PM (vjyZP)

264 I was crying I was laughing so hard that night!


Posted by: Tami at January 23, 2012 04:14 PM (X6akg)

I thought I was going to cough up a lung that night! And I blame my dizziness on the blog, not the valu-rite.

Posted by: NC Ref at January 23, 2012 04:17 PM (23xg+)

265 YAAAAAY!

Posted by: Corky at January 23, 2012 04:17 PM (OWXM2)

266
>>>But when you jump all over people like in some of those Cain threads, well...
That got ugly fast. Those of us trying to point out that sexual harassment suits are largely crap were accused of being in the bag for Cain. All the while our host was so far in the bag he had to look up to see the baloney sandwich.

Posted by: spongeworthy at January 23, 2012 04:17 PM (puy4B)

267
Enjoy your victory, FUBAR. Bans earned their championship.

And the quote is lightly adapted from Sean Connery in The Rock. Lighten up, Francii.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at January 23, 2012 04:17 PM (dTGOB)

268 Now the blog has broken. The DOOM has come! Azathoth is upon US! This is it, Repent, or live it up! Take your pick.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Camellia Sinensis Operative at January 23, 2012 04:18 PM (0q2P7)

269 You know if we were just nicer to our enemies they wouldn't deepdick our blogs.



Silver dimes.

Posted by: Ron Paul at January 23, 2012 04:18 PM (KM86p)

270 The important thing is XV.>Th%F aNd Ihn NOT R97L!!

Posted by: Ammo Dump at January 23, 2012 04:19 PM (WUWb9)

271 Gravity waves are messing around.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 23, 2012 04:19 PM (4q5tP)

272 This thread needs a visit from Marlee Matlin to make it complete.

Posted by: garrett at January 23, 2012 04:19 PM (OWXM2)

273 Well, I have no doubt that Newt has a strong back. Willard ties his dog atop the station wagon. Decisions.

Posted by: Sub-Tard at January 23, 2012 04:19 PM (ursbV)

274 I wonder what would happen if someone broke the blog during the Preznit's STFU tomorrow. Would we be able to overcome our mutual frustration over the relatively minor if annoying formatting issues of the blog to unite in our shared loathing of the SCOAMT? Or would we allow ourselves to be torn apart by petty infighting over, "Who the hell keeps changing the damn text alignment, and now why the frig are we all BOLD!?"

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at January 23, 2012 04:19 PM (4df7R)

275 He's red Jim.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at January 23, 2012 04:19 PM (Qxdfp)

276 Now we're the fire red blog of Satan.

Posted by: Soona at January 23, 2012 04:20 PM (cqLNL)

277 the FNORD!
they're everywhere

Posted by: luaP noR at January 23, 2012 04:20 PM (OWXM2)

278 BTW, this blog is all fucked up.

Posted by: Sub-Tard at January 23, 2012 04:20 PM (ursbV)

279 Somebody call up NZ and wake Pixy.

Posted by: joncelli at January 23, 2012 04:20 PM (RD7QR)

280 Red Leader standing by

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 23, 2012 04:20 PM (4q5tP)

281
The comments are like an acid trip....without Pink Floyd playing in the background.

Posted by: Dave at January 23, 2012 04:20 PM (Xm1aB)

282 Gee you'd think that people would learn that when ace is asking you not to do something you should stop doing it.

Posted by: buzzion at January 23, 2012 04:20 PM (GULKT)

283 I want death for pot smugglers. I'm an idea man. yes siree.

Posted by: Noot at January 23, 2012 04:21 PM (O7ksG)

284 Panama Red

Posted by: New Riders of the Vertical Plane at January 23, 2012 04:21 PM (OWXM2)

285 The older threads still work. A new thread will probably work too.

This thread needs to be abandoned as quickly as possible, Schettino style!

Posted by: wooga at January 23, 2012 04:21 PM (vjyZP)

286 Quick, spray it with Vinegar!

Posted by: garrett at January 23, 2012 04:22 PM (OWXM2)

287 This is doing different things in different browsers.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at January 23, 2012 04:22 PM (Qxdfp)

288 Speaking of the STFU, wll there be a lveblog?

Posted by: mugiwara at January 23, 2012 04:22 PM (W7ffl)

289 291 Somebody call up NZ and wake Pixy.
Posted by: joncelli at January 23, 2012 04:20 PM (RD7QR)
I suspect the answer would be, "It's too bloody early. Go get shagged."
(Because Kiwis sound like they're from Manchester, England apparently)

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at January 23, 2012 04:22 PM (4df7R)

290 @278:But when you jump all over people like in some of those Cain threads, well...

That got ugly fast. Those of us trying to point out that sexual harassment suits are largely crap were accused of being in the bag for Cain. All the while our host was so far in the bag he had to look up to see the baloney sandwich.

Now, I don't want to fault ace too much, since he was ultimately rigth about Cain's flakiness. I dont' think ace was tearing down Cain because he was "in teh bag" for Perry. There's a difference between attacking as defense of your own candidate, and attacking because you think the candidate sucks.

It's kind of like the subtle difference between liking Gingrich because he forcefully pushes back against media narratives (thereby indicating a willingness to do so for all issues), and liking Gingrich because you're some stupid angry wingnut who just wants to see the media burn.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at January 23, 2012 04:22 PM (Y5I9o)

291 Another bloody thread...

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 23, 2012 04:22 PM (Qjh0I)

292 101 WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW??
Posted by: RAWN PAWL at January 23, 2012 03:56 PM (E7NVC)


http://tinyurl.com/7vyhhcv

Posted by: bergerbilder at January 23, 2012 04:22 PM (j+Izh)

293 RedRocket - Standing By.

Posted by: Fido at January 23, 2012 04:23 PM (OWXM2)

294
Give my wife my love...
ō
...Then nothing more.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at January 23, 2012 04:23 PM (Qxdfp)

295 This blog's almost as ugly as the campaign.

Posted by: creeper at January 23, 2012 04:23 PM (gre5a)

296 "Red Three is down."
"I never liked Red Three anyway."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at January 23, 2012 04:23 PM (4df7R)

297 Clutch Cargo's jaw was the only thing that moved in the cartoons. Have you noticed that the new cartoons (Japanese aneme) do the same thing? What's that all about?

Posted by: Sub-Tard at January 23, 2012 04:23 PM (ursbV)

298
So wanting to see the media burn makes me an angry, stupid, wingnut?

Cool. I'll add that to racist.

Posted by: Dave at January 23, 2012 04:24 PM (Xm1aB)

299 I can see the Matrix.
Yeah, I don't even see the code anymore, all I see is blond, brunette, some asshole who needs banning...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, CEO Curmudgeons INC. at January 23, 2012 04:24 PM (d0Tfm)

300 I just want to tell Ace that I think this blog stacks up against any other second tier blogthat I've read.

Posted by: garrett at January 23, 2012 04:24 PM (OWXM2)

301 Can you hear me Major Tom?

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at January 23, 2012 04:24 PM (Qxdfp)

302 It's kind of like the subtle difference between liking Gingrich because he forcefully pushes back against media narratives (thereby indicating a willingness to do so for all issues), and liking Gingrich because you're some stupid angry wingnut who just wants to see the media burn.
Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at January 23, 2012 04:22 PM (Y5I9o)
Is there a candidate who will have the media flensed while they are submurged in salt water?

Posted by: Undecided at January 23, 2012 04:25 PM (ggRof)

303 10 cc's of Ringers lactate, stat!

Posted by: Dr. Joe Early at January 23, 2012 04:25 PM (4q5tP)

304
What the fuck?

Posted by: Andrew Breitbart at January 23, 2012 04:25 PM (Xm1aB)

305 Red Rover, Red Rover, send...
Ah, forget it. I'm running out of red puns.
Anyone made a joke about welcoming our newred Chinese overlords yet?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at January 23, 2012 04:25 PM (4df7R)

306 What this blog needs is some government intervention.

Posted by: devilish at January 23, 2012 04:25 PM (3eTJD)

307 Perry was electable on his underlying substance, but his delivery and verbal explanation was terrible.

Gingrich is, in large parts, the inverse. His delivery and oral explanations are great, but he has underlying flaws.

I am now back to my hope for a "Master-Blaster 2012" solution, with Gingrich picking Perry for VP.

Posted by: wooga at January 23, 2012 04:25 PM (vjyZP)

308 anything new in the comments at Ace today?

Posted by: Andrew Breitbart at January 23, 2012 04:25 PM (OWXM2)

309
No, it was Clutch Cargo's lips.
Syncro-Vox - a film of an actors mouth on a still drawing.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at January 23, 2012 04:26 PM (Qxdfp)

310 I'm getting dizzy from this

Posted by: nevergiveup at January 23, 2012 04:26 PM (i6RpT)

311 310:
So wanting to see the media burn makes me an angry, stupid, wingnut?

Cool. I'll add that to racist.

um...no. Sorry for being unclear, but that's the caricature of Newt supporters I see whenever anyone wants to criticize his applause lines.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at January 23, 2012 04:26 PM (Y5I9o)

312 This thread reminds me of the time I got a colonoscopy while constipated.

Posted by: Ammo Dump at January 23, 2012 04:26 PM (WUWb9)

313 Make fun of us in another thread, will ya'. All of you can kiss our furry multi-colored (right now, it's red) asses.

Posted by: Occubears at January 23, 2012 04:26 PM (cqLNL)

314 Weird how we went into conspiracy theories and this happens.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at January 23, 2012 04:26 PM (Qxdfp)

315 Also weird how this shit only happens when Ace is posting

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at January 23, 2012 04:27 PM (Qxdfp)

316 I am so glad that that pesky Sarah woman decided not to run for President. Can you imagine the turmoil and angst she would have caused to our otherwise clockwork precision nominating process? Jeebus.

Posted by: Sub-Tard at January 23, 2012 04:27 PM (ursbV)

317 324 This thread reminds me of the time I got a colonoscopy while constipated.
Posted by: Ammo Dump at January 23, 2012 04:26 PM (WUWb9)
There is not enough brain bleach in the universe...

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at January 23, 2012 04:28 PM (4df7R)

318 how pathetic is it that the formatting of the comments is funnier than the content?

Posted by: garrett at January 23, 2012 04:28 PM (OWXM2)

319 Better dead than red. Farewell cruel world.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 23, 2012 04:28 PM (Qjh0I)

320 There is no way to carry on meaningful discussions in this flaming shade of red.

Posted by: wooga at January 23, 2012 04:28 PM (vjyZP)

321 If thiscondition last for four hours, seek immediate medical attention.

Posted by: Dr. Joe Early at January 23, 2012 04:28 PM (4q5tP)

322 30 how pathetic is it that the formatting of the comments is funnier than the content?
Posted by: garrett at January 23, 2012 04:28 PM (OWXM2)
Oh, I dunno. I've registered a few genuine guffaws.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at January 23, 2012 04:29 PM (4df7R)

323 So glad we got to read your stupid opinion, though.
Posted by: King Rat at January 23, 2012 04:16 PM (DDSJB)

Me too!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 23, 2012 04:30 PM (piMMO)

324 Well this is fun

Posted by: I hate broken blogs at January 23, 2012 04:30 PM (85Ei9)

325 Clifford, standing by

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 23, 2012 04:30 PM (4q5tP)

326 Good gravy, what happened to the thread? I was reading something else for a few minutes and now it's red and cell-less!

Posted by: moki at January 23, 2012 04:30 PM (dZmFh)

327 I think the only thing that would make this broken blog thing funnier would be if the font suddenly morphed to Comic Sans. The number of heads exploding would register on the Richter scale.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at January 23, 2012 04:30 PM (4df7R)

328 Yeah, I think I'l go back to the previous thread until Pixy wakes up sobers up gets the digitalcattle prod fixes this.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, CEO Curmudgeons INC. at January 23, 2012 04:31 PM (d0Tfm)

329 I hope you people who bashed Perry feel bad now. Poor guy had a bad back.

Posted by: jwest at January 23, 2012 04:31 PM (FdndL)

330 I'm finally tall!

Posted by: dagny at January 23, 2012 04:31 PM (w+PM8)

331 Ace's commentaters are hard and unyielding. A bit flushed looking, too.

Posted by: Smiling Bob at January 23, 2012 04:32 PM (4q5tP)

332 And Now, The Recriminations: Perry Staffers Tell Tale of....
Which illustrates what little bitches a lot ofprofessional campaign-workers are.

Posted by: wheatie at January 23, 2012 04:32 PM (ALwK/)

333 you can't plan fun like this, it just has to happen

Posted by: garrett at January 23, 2012 04:32 PM (OWXM2)

334 Hey like the new format it makes me feel...I don't know...erect!

Posted by: Aunt Knee Weener at January 23, 2012 04:32 PM (8ieXv)

335 We're at almost 350 comments, and I'd wager that 3/4 of them are smack talk about the broken blog. I don't know why, but I kind of love that.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at January 23, 2012 04:32 PM (4df7R)

336 FF won't let me post comments, and IE still shows screwy, but Chrome is fine.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at January 23, 2012 04:32 PM (Qxdfp)

337 Comic Sans? Try WingDings.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, CEO Curmudgeons INC. at January 23, 2012 04:32 PM (d0Tfm)

338 I blame Google.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at January 23, 2012 04:32 PM (Qxdfp)

339
you can't comment in here if you're using firefox, I noticed

Posted by: soothie at January 23, 2012 04:33 PM (sqkOB)

340 So much red, so little time.

Posted by: Soona at January 23, 2012 04:33 PM (cqLNL)

341
I shit you not. I'm using my opera browser right now.

Posted by: soothie at January 23, 2012 04:33 PM (sqkOB)

342 You tried to ban me? YOU TRIED TO BAN ME? It's my world now, bitches.

Posted by: Red Dye #2 at January 23, 2012 04:33 PM (Qjh0I)

343 We're at almost 350 comments, and I'd wager that 3/4 of them are smack talk about the broken blog. I don't know why, but I kind of love that.
It's the Moron equivalent of a squirrel.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, CEO Curmudgeons INC. at January 23, 2012 04:34 PM (d0Tfm)

344 does IE work?
checking..

Posted by: willow at January 23, 2012 04:34 PM (h+qn8)

345 Wait a minute! Didn't Ace mention Satan's butthole in an earlier thread? See what happen when you mess with the ultimate red eye?

Posted by: Riding Through The Desert On A Sock With No Name at January 23, 2012 04:34 PM (6EO2q)

346 353 I shit you not. I'm using my opera browser right now.
Posted by: soothie at January 23, 2012 04:33 PM (sqkOB)
I'm using my opera glasses.

Posted by: Ammo Dump at January 23, 2012 04:34 PM (WUWb9)

347 Jester's going vertical, Mav. Do that pilot shit.

Posted by: Goose at January 23, 2012 04:34 PM (4q5tP)

348 This is like the G*ddamn Lawnmower Man where one of Ron Paul's chimps escaped with a head full of nootropic drugs and 4 hour hard-on.

Posted by: Fritz at January 23, 2012 04:34 PM (/ZZCn)

349 This thread is going to attract bears.

Posted by: Mongoose at January 23, 2012 04:35 PM (KM86p)

350 See Ace, this is what happens when you let the cat lady invite her friends.
I thinks its time for a little ofYe OldUtra Banning.

Posted by: dananjcon wearing his cod piece at January 23, 2012 04:35 PM (8ieXv)

351 There's a balm in the gift basket that will fix this.

Posted by: Derek Jeter at January 23, 2012 04:35 PM (OWXM2)

352 Oh great, I went from feeling drunk, to feeling like everyone is barfing, meaning I want to barf. Thanks people, now I DO need a drink.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 23, 2012 04:35 PM (TOk1P)

353 Was this bad back thing confirmed? I remember reading in a headline somewhere he had part of his brain removed.

Posted by: jwest at January 23, 2012 04:35 PM (FdndL)

354 I AM typing, Ace!

Posted by: King Rat at January 23, 2012 04:36 PM (DDSJB)

355 Man, remember when the publishers rushed to sell a digital copy of 'Rick Perry and his Eggheads?' Man, what a totally different world...

Posted by: Chris at January 23, 2012 04:36 PM (E9kgB)

356 Backwards boy, well it is interesting to actualyy see it done, I really had no idea. I wish i understood computers better.

Posted by: willow at January 23, 2012 04:36 PM (h+qn8)

357 Is this what you women feel likeduring your periods?

Posted by: Soona at January 23, 2012 04:36 PM (cqLNL)

358 If I wasn't laughing so hard at the comments, I would be so mad!

Posted by: Ammo Dump at January 23, 2012 04:36 PM (WUWb9)

359 Engaged.

Posted by: AoSHQ Tampon Simulator at January 23, 2012 04:37 PM (OWXM2)

360 Oooh, Comic Sans.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at January 23, 2012 04:37 PM (ZKzrr)

361 Who's messing with my medicines; does anybody want a pizza roll

Posted by: Plinkett at January 23, 2012 04:37 PM (Y5I9o)

362 COMIC SANS! NOOooooo!!!!

Posted by: Mr. Lurky McLurkington, Esq. at January 23, 2012 04:37 PM (9ks0K)

363 I have no mouth yet I must scream.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 23, 2012 04:37 PM (4q5tP)

364 This is why we can't have nice things.

Posted by: blaster at January 23, 2012 04:38 PM (7vSU0)

365 Morons in eastern PA should be careful driving home. It's pea soup fog where I am.

Posted by: joncelli at January 23, 2012 04:38 PM (RD7QR)

366 I will vote for any candidate, any party, who bans the use of Comic Sans and tries its creator for high treason.

Mitt, it's the one thing that will make me vote for you. make it happen.

Posted by: Mr. Lurky McLurkington, Esq. at January 23, 2012 04:38 PM (9ks0K)

367 Is this what you women feel like during your periods?
Posted by: Soona at January 23, 2012 04:36 PM (cqLNL)

This doesn't even come close. Have you never had to fend off a menstruating female with Haagen-Daz, Diet Dr. Pepper and Motrin? Then you have never lived on the edge, my friend.

Posted by: moki at January 23, 2012 04:38 PM (dZmFh)

368 I don't know about the Comic Sans. How about Papyrus? Or maybe some art nouveau fonts? Class up the joint a little....

Posted by: Undecided at January 23, 2012 04:38 PM (ggRof)

369 357 Wait a minute! Didn't Ace mention Satan's butthole in an earlier thread?
Omigod you're right. .....We're being sucked into Satan's asshole.

Posted by: wheatie at January 23, 2012 04:39 PM (ALwK/)

370 It's like riding a roly coaster, and the cart keeps jumping to different tracks. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

Posted by: BurtTC at January 23, 2012 04:39 PM (TOk1P)

371 I' guessing Ace doesn't have a fix for this shit. I know if Paul Ryan was runniing this shit would not be happening.

Posted by: Sub-Tard at January 23, 2012 04:39 PM (ursbV)

372 The Clash would know what to do with this thread.

Posted by: Ammo Dump at January 23, 2012 04:40 PM (WUWb9)

373 Omigod you're right. .....We're being sucked into Satan's asshole.
Posted by: wheatie at January 23, 2012 04:39 PM (ALwK/)
Don't forget to wave to me on your way in!

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at January 23, 2012 04:40 PM (ggRof)

374
Not only is every post showing up in commie red type, but now the font has changed!Who's the idiotic son-of-the-Joker who caused this mess?
I feel as though I'm living in a damn comic book!

Posted by: Commissioner Gordon at January 23, 2012 04:40 PM (L00d6)

375 This blog is unelectable.

Posted by: Chris at January 23, 2012 04:40 PM (XGZYX)

376 So how do you explain to someone else who sees you laugh just what you are laughing at? I mean, this is, well, moronic. But funny.

Posted by: blaster at January 23, 2012 04:40 PM (7vSU0)

377 So... where's Ace? He was trying to fix it earlier. Did he just take off? Not that I mind the new look of the place... I just don't like change.

Posted by: Timin203 at January 23, 2012 04:41 PM (85Ei9)

378 I don't always break blogs, my friend.
But when I do, I prefer Comic Sans.
Stay retarded.

Posted by: The Most Interesting Man in the World at January 23, 2012 04:41 PM (4q5tP)

379 Eh...I hopepixie don't expect us to fix this. I don't think any of us hascompleted Devry'sHTML 101. Shit, I never made itpast basic!! Is this a test?? I'm not goos at tests. Is it open book? What do I do?
Help!

Posted by: dananjcon at January 23, 2012 04:41 PM (8ieXv)

380 What's wrong with Comic Sans?

Posted by: HeatherRadish at January 23, 2012 04:41 PM (ZKzrr)

381 This thread isas good as any work of MarcelDuschamps.

Posted by: garrett at January 23, 2012 04:41 PM (OWXM2)

382 Looks normal to me. But then again, I inhaled quite a bit of freon earlier, so what do I know?



</span>

Posted by: Phinn at January 23, 2012 04:41 PM (KNtHw)

383 Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Posted by: The Clash at January 23, 2012 04:41 PM (WUWb9)

384 379 -
I want you to know I'm passionate about defending the liberty ofAmerican fonts!

Posted by: Mittzy at January 23, 2012 04:41 PM (TOk1P)

385 i acually think comic sans is friendlier. still the color red is rather overwhelming.

Posted by: willow at January 23, 2012 04:42 PM (h+qn8)

386 So...is this what's black and white and red all over?

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at January 23, 2012 04:42 PM (Y5I9o)

387 So, is the Festivus book for Perry - time for the airing of the grievances?

Posted by: blaster at January 23, 2012 04:42 PM (7vSU0)

388 This is what happens when you fuck a stranger's blogin the ass!

Posted by: Walter Sobchak at January 23, 2012 04:43 PM (KM86p)

389 Yeah, I don't know about the rest of you, but this red on white is getting to be a bit much. Sure would be nice to get a different color scheme (as long as we're making requests)

Posted by: Timin203 at January 23, 2012 04:43 PM (85Ei9)

390
Actually, red font fundamentally transformed the internet as we know it today.

Posted by: Newt-Historian of the Internet at January 23, 2012 04:43 PM (Xm1aB)

391 >>I have no mouth yet I must scream.

Heinlein?

Posted by: bergerbilder at January 23, 2012 04:43 PM (j+Izh)

392 394
This thread is as good as any work of Marcel Duschamps.,/i>

Maybe Marcel Douche-amp

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at January 23, 2012 04:43 PM (Y5I9o)

393 Seeing Red

Posted by: MINOR THREAT at January 23, 2012 04:44 PM (OWXM2)

394
Comic SAAAAANNSSSS!!!!!!

Posted by: Teh Wrah of Comic Sans at January 23, 2012 04:44 PM (EjNp5)

395 398-the red color is a bit much. It's giving me a headache.

Posted by: moki at January 23, 2012 04:44 PM (dZmFh)

396 I'm troubled by the erratic nature of this blog. Sure, it has great ideas, but we need something safer and watered down, even if it isn't conservative.

Posted by: Chris at January 23, 2012 04:44 PM (XGZYX)

397 Stupid is as stupid does.

Posted by: Forrest G. Perry at January 23, 2012 04:44 PM (FsqHK)

398 Oh, wait, I see it now.

Posted by: Phinn at January 23, 2012 04:44 PM (KNtHw)

399 Son of a bitch!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 23, 2012 04:44 PM (piMMO)

400 This is a special font

Posted by: joncelli at January 23, 2012 04:45 PM (RD7QR)

401 This doesn't even come close. Have you never had to fend off a menstruating female with Haagen-Daz, Diet Dr. Pepper and Motrin? Then you have never lived on the edge, my friend.
Posted by: moki at January 23, 2012 04:38 PM (dZmFh)

I've been married twice. Which will probably indicate that I didn't handle it well. That and the "we need to talk" shit.

Posted by: Soona at January 23, 2012 04:45 PM (cqLNL)

402 Geez.

Posted by: © Sponge at January 23, 2012 04:45 PM (UK9cE)

403 Glub glub glub

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at January 23, 2012 04:45 PM (Y5I9o)

404 Thanks. Much easier on the eyes.

Posted by: Timin203 at January 23, 2012 04:45 PM (85Ei9)

405 Obama is now Deploying troops to Libya?

Wasn't this predicted?

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/222317.html

Posted by: blindside at January 23, 2012 04:45 PM (x7g7t)

406 I drank fluoridated water then this happens. Now, there's a Yeti in my kitchen.

Fuck this shit, I'm voting for Paul.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at January 23, 2012 04:45 PM (Qxdfp)

407 I got a lot of problems with you people! And now, you're gonna hear about it.

Posted by: blaster at January 23, 2012 04:45 PM (7vSU0)

408 Yeah, I don't know about the rest of you, but this red on white is getting to be a bit much. Sure would be nice to get a different color scheme (as long as we're making requests)

Mauve!

Posted by: laceyunderalls likes all things mauve at January 23, 2012 04:45 PM (pLTLS)

409 STOP. TRYING. TO. FIX. THINGS.

Posted by: joncelli at January 23, 2012 04:45 PM (RD7QR)

410 Well. Isn't this special.

Posted by: Soona at January 23, 2012 04:46 PM (cqLNL)

411 Tami, is it me, or it just not as funny when you know someone is deliberately fucking it up?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 23, 2012 04:46 PM (piMMO)

412 OMG...now you guys are fuckin with the font??!! This is not good, this is not normal. What do we do? 13 minutes till The Five. Hope Tantaros is wearing something skimpy.
fap fap fap

Posted by: dananjcon moron rainman at January 23, 2012 04:46 PM (8ieXv)

413
wtf?

Posted by: soothsayer at January 23, 2012 04:46 PM (sqkOB)

414 Left?

Posted by: Not an Artist at January 23, 2012 04:46 PM (fOPv7)

415 Is it safe?

Posted by: Gandalf at January 23, 2012 04:46 PM (OWXM2)

416 Maybe if we all post an HTML tag to the thread at once, it will fix it.

Posted by: jwest at January 23, 2012 04:46 PM (FdndL)

417
Wow, this is some wild shit.

Posted by: Dave at January 23, 2012 04:46 PM (Xm1aB)

418 STOP. TRYING. TO. FIX. THINGS.

They aren't trying to "fix" anything. They are deliberately fucking with it.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 23, 2012 04:46 PM (piMMO)

419 most interesting man, well i know it must be fun, but sheesh. how can i rant if i have no one to rant about the world with? honestly if one cannot express their frustration with the total crappiness of everything,
i guess the idea is to stay silent and not give anyone grief just a suck it up buttercup thing?

Posted by: willow at January 23, 2012 04:47 PM (h+qn8)

420
This reminds me of that scene in Requiem for a Dream.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 23, 2012 04:47 PM (sqkOB)

421 oh, it gets better.

Lemme see, ah yes!
Umma Gumma or Saucerful of Secrets?

Blue, blue...

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at January 23, 2012 04:47 PM (Qxdfp)

422 Mitt Romney and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad use the same tailor. Discuss.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at January 23, 2012 04:47 PM (phlKA)

423 It's like I'm a mime trapped in a box...a box of fonts and colors and I CAN'T GET OUT!!!

Posted by: mpfs at January 23, 2012 04:47 PM (iYbLN)

424 No wonder I watch porn.

Posted by: © Sponge at January 23, 2012 04:47 PM (UK9cE)

425 This is going to be like when you had a paperwad fight when there was a substitute teacher. It seemed fun at the time. And then the prinicipal comes in....

Posted by: blaster at January 23, 2012 04:47 PM (7vSU0)

426 A brief inexpensively-produced post mortemdocumentary of this and otherfailed campaign clusterfucks would be interesting. I would like to see the interviews done with a reddish flickering glow in the background,plus alow-volume audiotape playing of the wailing of doomed tortured souls.
But of course, nobody in their right mind would cooperatewith a documentary. The'professional staff'only whisper and leak anonymously/off the recorddefensively totry and save their political hack careers. (See:Aftermath ofMcCain/Palin ticket.)
So maybe find people not in their right minds. Yeah, they'll talk. A lot. And you just know any campaign isloaded withthem.

Posted by: Wm T Sherman at January 23, 2012 04:47 PM (w41GQ)

427 They aren't trying to "fix" things.

Exactly the opposite.

Posted by: tasker at January 23, 2012 04:47 PM (r2PLg)

428 All those days spent in the AV closet for nothing.

Posted by: runninrebel at January 23, 2012 04:47 PM (N/1Dm)

429 Finally - I can s-t-r-e-t-c-h

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at January 23, 2012 04:48 PM (Qxdfp)

430 Kidding, right?

Posted by: Phinn at January 23, 2012 04:48 PM (KNtHw)

431 Should we summon the meteors now?

Posted by: Thomas at January 23, 2012 04:48 PM (Cau98)

432 Ok, supergenius, whoever you are. Sure, your stuff looks like magic to us, but that's because we are monkeys pounding on our keyboards, and you are the nerd who understands html and formatting and all that.
Big whoop. If I get close enough, I will pick upthe nearestbone and smote you.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 23, 2012 04:48 PM (TOk1P)

433 for goodness sake

Posted by: willow at January 23, 2012 04:48 PM (h+qn8)

434 Oops. Just when I was getting used to........... Damn!

Posted by: Soona at January 23, 2012 04:48 PM (cqLNL)

435 Yikes!

Posted by: minuteman (formerly trainer) until Juggy is gone at January 23, 2012 04:48 PM (Rojyk)

436 Pink is my favorite Crayon.

Posted by: Steven Tyler at January 23, 2012 04:48 PM (OWXM2)

437 Wow, is this 3rd Bardo?

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at January 23, 2012 04:48 PM (Qxdfp)

438 See what Mitt's millions can do? Best to lay low and not comment on nominees that don't endorse the Willard.

Posted by: Sub-Tard at January 23, 2012 04:48 PM (ursbV)

439 I just interrupted his discussion on Twitter to see if he knew about the blog.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 23, 2012 04:49 PM (Qjh0I)

440 Maybe it was that chlorine that I poured down the drain.

Posted by: ontherocks at January 23, 2012 04:49 PM (ZJCDy)

441 443 They aren't trying to "fix" things.

Exactly the opposite.
Posted by: tasker at January 23, 2012 04:47 PM (r2PLg)

Good point. Maybe butthurt paultards proving once again that they are the adults in the room, you big meanie.

Posted by: joncelli at January 23, 2012 04:49 PM (RD7QR)

442
This is screwed up like a Nicki Haley endorsement.

Posted by: Dave at January 23, 2012 04:49 PM (Xm1aB)

443 well i did like the blue.

Posted by: willow at January 23, 2012 04:49 PM (h+qn8)

444 Jeebus

Posted by: blaster at January 23, 2012 04:49 PM (7vSU0)

445 Mitt Romney and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad use the same tailor. Discuss.

*****

Karl Lagerfeld?

You can say what you want about Romney-but the suits....

impeccable.

Posted by: tasker at January 23, 2012 04:49 PM (r2PLg)

446 did somebody say WTF yet, because although overused, this is a good time to use WTF.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 23, 2012 04:49 PM (JYheX)

447 ok, this is fucking annoying

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at January 23, 2012 04:50 PM (Y5I9o)

448 PAISLEY! WE WANT PAISLEY!!

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at January 23, 2012 04:50 PM (Qxdfp)

449 Maybe butthurt paultards proving once again that they are the adults in the room, you big meanie.
Posted by: joncelli at January 23, 2012 04:49 PM (RD7QR)

*****

Yep.

Posted by: tasker at January 23, 2012 04:50 PM (r2PLg)

450 Why does Perry's bad back remind of Kurtz's bathing scenes in Apocalypse Now? The horror. The horror.

Posted by: Sub-Tard at January 23, 2012 04:50 PM (ursbV)

451 This is what happens when you oppose SOPA, bitches!

Posted by: MPAA at January 23, 2012 04:50 PM (ggRof)

452 this is what happens when you fuck with Newt...yhe next POTUS

Posted by: Juan W. at January 23, 2012 04:50 PM (MbeEN)

453 Okay, who had Indian (Dot not feather) food for lunch today and fucked up the blog????

I want answers people!

Posted by: mpfs at January 23, 2012 04:50 PM (iYbLN)

454 I just interrupted his discussion on Twitter to see if he knew about the blog.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 23, 2012 04:49 PM (Qjh0I)


I'm sure that made him happy...


Posted by: © Sponge at January 23, 2012 04:50 PM (UK9cE)

455 Maybe if we all post an HTML tag to the thread at once, it will fix it.

On the count of ten, everyone jump at the same time.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 23, 2012 04:50 PM (piMMO)

456 I just interrupted his discussion on Twitter to see if he knew about the blog.


Narc!

Posted by: blaster at January 23, 2012 04:50 PM (7vSU0)

457 Back to a boxless, colorless world.

Posted by: Timin203 at January 23, 2012 04:50 PM (85Ei9)

458
So is ace even paying attention?

Posted by: Dave at January 23, 2012 04:50 PM (Xm1aB)

459 Wow man, the Yeti in the kitchen just fixed up a bunch of brownies - I'll be right back.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at January 23, 2012 04:51 PM (Qxdfp)

460 I wonder what that big thing rushing towards me is called...seems to me it should have a name?

Posted by: Sperm Whale at Terminal Velocity at January 23, 2012 04:51 PM (OWXM2)

461 Not Heinlein. The "I have no mouth and I must scream" reference is to a Harlan Ellison SF short story.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 23, 2012 04:51 PM (4q5tP)

462 Wait, can we sub Katy Perry for Rick Perry?

Posted by: blaster at January 23, 2012 04:51 PM (7vSU0)

463 It's not quite two o'clock here (Pacific time) and I'm already drinking a martini.

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at January 23, 2012 04:51 PM (9POf5)

464 What I've learned about the GOP base -- sometime's they're a little hesitant at first, but eventually they learn to lay back and accept it

Posted by: Emperor Mittens at January 23, 2012 04:51 PM (63TXA)

465 Jeebus

Posted by: blaster at January 23, 2012 04:52 PM (7vSU0)

466 Guess I picked the wrong week to quit huffin' shoe polish.

Posted by: ontherocks at January 23, 2012 04:52 PM (ZJCDy)

467 Okay, who had Indian (Dot not feather) food for lunch today and fucked up the blog????I want answers people!


Posted by: mpfs at January 23, 2012 04:50 PM (iYbLN)


That's what did it? Oops.....My bad.

Posted by: © Sponge at January 23, 2012 04:52 PM (UK9cE)

468 Back to a boxless, colorless world.

I can't live in a world with no box!

Posted by: Rachel Maddow's Middle Finger at January 23, 2012 04:52 PM (OWXM2)

469 Jeebus

Posted by: blaster at January 23, 2012 04:52 PM (7vSU0)

470 It's so big and roomy in here just like the old family station wagon or as we called it the 'Land yacht."

Posted by: mpfs at January 23, 2012 04:52 PM (iYbLN)

471 This martini is so good, I think I'll have another when it's gone.

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at January 23, 2012 04:52 PM (9POf5)

472 posted by: © Sponge at January 23, 2012 04:50 PM (UK9cE) I didn't wait around to find out. I bailed.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 23, 2012 04:53 PM (Qjh0I)

473 So is ace even paying attention?

Would someone paying attention stick with Perry as long as he did?

Posted by: jwest at January 23, 2012 04:53 PM (FdndL)

474 Okay.

Posted by: blaster at January 23, 2012 04:53 PM (7vSU0)

475 There's only one candidate with the organization that could blow up an unfriendly blog.

Posted by: Mutt Rummy at January 23, 2012 04:53 PM (yn6XZ)

476 So is ace even paying attention?

I know I'm not. Have fun until this gets sorted out.

Posted by: Meiczyslaw at January 23, 2012 04:53 PM (bjRNS)

477 Screw you guys, I'm outta here. Page me when the page isn't frakked.

Posted by: DarkLord© for Prez!
This message brought to you by Morons Against HTML Abuse
at January 23, 2012 04:53 PM (GBXon)

478 480 It's not quite two o'clock here (Pacific time) and I'm already drinking a martini.
Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at January 23, 2012 04:51 PM (9POf5)

Damn that sounds good. I have a feeling there's going to be a shortage of vodka and olives before this election season is over.

Posted by: joncelli at January 23, 2012 04:53 PM (RD7QR)

479 Back to the Thread Topic...... Rick Perry is a good guy. He doesn't deserve this sort of betrayal coming from his bitchy ex-staffers, pointing fingers at each other in the hopes of getting work on other campaigns.

Posted by: wheatie at January 23, 2012 04:53 PM (ALwK/)

480 Maybe if we all post an HTML tag to the thread at once, it will fix it.On the count of ten, everyone jump at the same time.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 23, 2012 04:50 PM (piMMO)
no idea what that is. can you demonstrate?

Posted by: willow at January 23, 2012 04:53 PM (h+qn8)

481 492

THE JOOOOS!

Posted by: mpfs at January 23, 2012 04:53 PM (iYbLN)

482 I'll just lay back here, try to enjoy it and think of England.

Posted by: Not an Artist at January 23, 2012 04:53 PM (fOPv7)

483 Yeah not funny. I'm banned....why, I don't fucking know.

Posted by: iPhone Tami at January 23, 2012 04:53 PM (/ndnv)

484 Only Sarah Palin can save us, now!

Posted by: garrett at January 23, 2012 04:54 PM (OWXM2)

485 Though, before I go:

It's good to see you back, D'oh.

Posted by: Meiczyslaw at January 23, 2012 04:54 PM (bjRNS)

486
I'm going with the Mayans.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 23, 2012 04:54 PM (JYheX)

487 Looked at my watch, it was 4:48,
she made a little move that made me s-t-r-e-t-c-h out straight, yeah!

Posted by: Chuck Berry at January 23, 2012 04:54 PM (4q5tP)

488 What do we know about partying or anything else?

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at January 23, 2012 04:54 PM (i330i)

489 500 comments on this thread???

Posted by: mpfs at January 23, 2012 04:55 PM (iYbLN)

490
487 It's so big and roomy in here just like the old family station wagon or as we called it the 'Land yacht."
Posted by: mpfs at January 23, 2012 04:52 PM (iYbLN)
Ours was yellow; it was the "Banana Boat"

Posted by: Little Bus Rider at January 23, 2012 04:55 PM (yn6XZ)

491 490
So is ace even paying attention?

Would someone paying attention stick with Perry as long as he did?
Posted by: jwest at January 23, 2012 04:53 PM (FdndL)
--------
Would someone paying attention stick with Palin as long as you have?

Posted by: wheatie at January 23, 2012 04:56 PM (ALwK/)

492 what strangers blog was messed with?

Posted by: willow at January 23, 2012 04:56 PM (h+qn8)

493 I think we just need a scoatch morebandwith and some new curtains and teh place will look great!
Really!!

Posted by: dananjcon moron rainman at January 23, 2012 04:56 PM (8ieXv)

494 I was a Perry supporter but this thread is like the Perry campaign, a disaster.

Posted by: mpfs at January 23, 2012 04:56 PM (iYbLN)

495 I like puce.

Posted by: bergerbilder at January 23, 2012 04:56 PM (j+Izh)

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at January 23, 2012 04:56 PM (7+pP9)

497 500 comments on this thread???
Posted by: mpfs at January 23, 2012 04:55 PM (iYbLN)
It's a computer thing, so maybe the 1024th comment will fix it.

Posted by: Nerd at January 23, 2012 04:57 PM (ggRof)

498 This must be the first sign that the solar flare has arrived and is impacting upon Ace's private satellite. Time to take to the caves!

Posted by: And Irresolute at January 23, 2012 04:57 PM (vewos)

499
That dude could have given us a little taupe. Its nice. and calming.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 23, 2012 04:57 PM (JYheX)

500 Well here's a point that's worth considering: Look at why people in teh Tea Party like Chris Christie. By all accounts he's not a True Conservative (TM), and he's a huge supporter of Romney. So what gives? They like him because he came out and forcefully "spoke truth to power" to the teachers' union. And it worked. And while it's debatable how similar Newt is to Christie overall, the fact is that their strategies of calling out common Liberal tropes and punching back twice as hard are pretty much the same.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at January 23, 2012 04:57 PM (Y5I9o)

501 500 Yeah not funny. I'm banned....why, I don't fucking know.
Posted by: iPhone Tami at January 23, 2012 04:53 PM (/ndnv)
Show us the goods! Couldn't hurt.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at January 23, 2012 04:57 PM (yn6XZ)

502 Anyone else get the message "you should really try typing something"?
This after a heartfelt 750 word soliliquey in Morse Code.
Heartless Bastard Pixies


Posted by: ontherocks at January 23, 2012 04:58 PM (ZJCDy)

503 No, I expect you to DIE Mr. Bond!!

Posted by: mpfs at January 23, 2012 04:58 PM (iYbLN)

504 Anyone else get the message "you should really try typing something"?

Bold statement.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at January 23, 2012 04:59 PM (ZKzrr)

505 435
This reminds me of that scene in Requiem for a Dream.
Posted by: soothsayer at January 23, 2012 04:47 PM (sqkOB)

Santorum to Santorum!!!

Posted by: wooga at January 23, 2012 04:59 PM (vjyZP)

506 Our Constitutional right to a normal Ace of Spades blog is being violated.

Posted by: Some Progressive Nitwit in Wisconsin at January 23, 2012 04:59 PM (UqwrW)

507 FUBAR

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 23, 2012 04:59 PM (/jOyr)

508 Holy cow

Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 23, 2012 05:00 PM (fyAdc)

509 I think Aunt Janet really has us by the balls now! I told you morns not to fuck with her.

Posted by: dananjcon moron rainman at January 23, 2012 05:00 PM (8ieXv)

510 This wouldn't have anything to do with this blog being hosted on a Commodore Amiga 500 by any chance would it?

Posted by: Riding Through The Desert On A Sock With No Name at January 23, 2012 05:00 PM (6EO2q)

511 Come home, Rick. You can be president of the Republic of Texas. That'll be a WAY better gig.

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at January 23, 2012 05:00 PM (yn6XZ)

512 Shhhhh.....I hear helicopters.

Posted by: dananjcon moron rainman at January 23, 2012 05:00 PM (8ieXv)

513 507 487 It's so big and roomy in here just like the old family station wagon or as we called it the 'Land yacht."
Posted by: mpfs at January 23, 2012 04:52 PM (iYbLN)

Ours was yellow; it was the "Banana Boat"

Posted by: Little Bus Rider at January 23, 2012 04:55 PM (yn6XZ)

Our was blue with wood side panels. It was the "Battle Wagon"

Posted by: wooga at January 23, 2012 05:01 PM (vjyZP)

514 517 -
I've always contended the Tea Party is not a cohesive thing. It's basically a conglomerate of protest votes. In fact, a lot of people in the movement are/were Democrats who were/are fed up with Obama and the libs in Congress who were going along with the Obama plan.
They may very well abandon the Republican Party if it doesn't seem to be responsive to them, and certainly there are some more liberal Repubs, like Christie, who appeal to the movement precisely for the reasons you suggest.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 23, 2012 05:01 PM (TOk1P)

515 We really can't have anything nice.

Posted by: garrett at January 23, 2012 05:01 PM (OWXM2)

516 Is there any more formatting we can strip out or screw up. Or is this the zenith of a broken thread?

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Camellia Sinensis Operative at January 23, 2012 05:01 PM (0q2P7)

517 More like a Vic 20.

Posted by: devilish at January 23, 2012 05:01 PM (3eTJD)

518 Yeah not funny. I'm banned....why, I don't fucking know.
Posted by: iPhone Tami at January 23, 2012 04:53 PM (/ndnv)

So it was you who caused this. (I thought it was the colonel with the pip-wrench in the study.)

Posted by: Soona at January 23, 2012 05:01 PM (cqLNL)

519 We had the big green grand safari

Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 23, 2012 05:02 PM (fyAdc)

520 It takes time to change the data cassette tape.

Posted by: devilish at January 23, 2012 05:02 PM (3eTJD)

521 This wouldn't have anything to do with this blog being hosted on a Commodore Amiga 500 by any chance would it?

Posted by: Riding Through The Desert On A Sock With No Name at January 23, 2012 05:00 PM (6EO2q)

When did they upgrade from the 64?

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Camellia Sinensis Operative at January 23, 2012 05:02 PM (0q2P7)

522 Ace is punishing us for being bull-headed.

Posted by: jeannebodine at January 23, 2012 05:02 PM (byR8d)

523 Some Christianist terrorist spilled lime jello on the keyboard!

Posted by: bergerbilder at January 23, 2012 05:02 PM (j+Izh)

524 I think it's html that someone stuck in the handle box.

Ace asked people upthread to stop trying to fix it.

Posted by: tasker at January 23, 2012 05:02 PM (r2PLg)

525 Rick Perry took over Ace's comment section.
Double plus goodawlenty says that Obama would beat Gingrich.
Man it's a shitty day.

Posted by: whatever at January 23, 2012 05:03 PM (O7ksG)

526 TRS-80

Posted by: joncelli, too stressed by half at January 23, 2012 05:03 PM (RD7QR)

527
Question: If Ace titled the post below as "Kirk's Brain" (a spoof of the Star Trek episode Spock's Brain), would you...?

a) laugh
b) cuss out Ace for being insensitive
c) laugh


Posted by: soothsayer at January 23, 2012 05:03 PM (sqkOB)

528 Here let me try!!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 23, 2012 05:03 PM (fyAdc)

529 Pawlenty says that Obama would beat Gingrich.

Pawlenty is an asshole and should keep his trap shut.

Posted by: nevergiveup at January 23, 2012 05:04 PM (i6RpT)

530 soothsayer

Finally I think my answer would be A/C but not D/C.

Posted by: tasker at January 23, 2012 05:05 PM (r2PLg)

531 Ace asked people upthread to stop trying to fix it.
Posted by: tasker at January 23, 2012 05:02 PM (r2PLg)

Thats because ACE was "breaking it" in an attempted false flag operation wherein he shifts the anger of the people to a broken blog.

WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!! THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE!

Posted by: Ron Paul at January 23, 2012 05:05 PM (85Ei9)

532 What does this button do?

Posted by: Christa McCauliffe at January 23, 2012 05:06 PM (j+Izh)

533 Pawlenty says that Obama would beat Gingrich.
Is there some sort of school they send these guys to? It’s hard to believe we can consolidate so much stupid without formal training.

Posted by: jwest at January 23, 2012 05:06 PM (FdndL)

534 I'm also suddenly banned.

Ace, the joker(s) injecting broken HTML into their sigs have the hashes: (BrvYP) and (v79c

Posted by: Rex Harrison's Hat on my phone at January 23, 2012 05:06 PM (rFb4x)

535 This is why you don't leave 14 yo boys unsupervised.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 23, 2012 05:06 PM (4q5tP)

536 531-

I think that's a good poitn. It's kind of tiresome to hear everyone rip on the Tea Party, since it often turns out that "tea party" just means something like "whoever disagrees with my masterful grand plan". I guess if the primary aim of the coalition is just to be left alone and not to have to participate in the inside baseball of politics, then it would make sense that they seem like inconsistent, incoherent, irrational brutes to people who are trying to win political victories by careful consideration and pundit-oriented gamesmanship.

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at January 23, 2012 05:06 PM (Y5I9o)

537 Pawlenty would have beaten Obama if he had nads enough to stay in the race, but he didn't. Sorry dude, I'm not interested in what you have to say now.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 23, 2012 05:06 PM (TOk1P)

538 well there's 15 minutes of my life I'll never get back.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at January 23, 2012 06:04 PM (WvXvd)

539 Heh, you and me both Dave.

Posted by: Andy at January 23, 2012 06:07 PM (FmoSu)

540 Are paragraph breaks working? They're not on the stimulus thread.

Test ---> paragraph break inserted at the beginning of this sentence.

Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at January 23, 2012 06:19 PM (7+pP9)

541 </p><font color="red">

Posted by: Yoshi at January 23, 2012 06:21 PM (vXmBf)

542 banzai mitt romney! bang! bang! wooohoo!!

Posted by: Yoshi at January 23, 2012 06:23 PM (vXmBf)

543 I blame Rabbit.
( H/T: winnie ther Poo )

Posted by: backhoe at January 23, 2012 06:25 PM (QROim)

544 A treat today, listening to mark levin without many interruptions. But, the thought occurred to me today while re watching governor christie and annie go all out against newt gingrich yesterday that the republican party is going to split. There is no way they can fix this divide. If a republican governor like christie is willing to sell another republican who could possibly end up being his party's nominee down the river as effectively as he did, I don't know if that is reparable. I don't know if Christie could ever walk that one back. The same is probably tree for the attacks on bain capital which were perceived as attacks on capitalism itself. Now they have mitigated this but not completely, it's still in the back of everyone's mind. But Christie's comments were really volatile for a sitting governor. It's one thing for beck and annie to mouth off, they are allegedly journalists, but a sitting governor? And you know I like Chris Christie. The only thing I can think of is that he was promised the VP slot if mittens is the nominee otherwise why else would he have done that.

I mean even Jeb Bush decided endorsing any of them right now wasn't worth the political capital.

Posted by: ambrosia at January 23, 2012 06:28 PM (oZfic)

545 I'm reminded of President Bush the elder's campaign when he was really, really sick most of the election season and spent it at home in the White House. That's the year he puked on the Japanese Prime Minster. he was a shoo-in for reelection and just didn't even try really.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 23, 2012 06:28 PM (r4wIV)

546 Nope paragraph breaks are not working.

Posted by: ambrosia at January 23, 2012 06:30 PM (oZfic)

547 sorry I had to get the html stripped out.

Posted by: ace at January 23, 2012 06:35 PM (nj1bB)

548 simply spacing puts in paragraphs. there is no need for a command.

Posted by: ace at January 23, 2012 06:35 PM (nj1bB)

549 Christie wants in next go round. He can't do that if a Republican actually defeats Obama.

Posted by: SarahW at January 23, 2012 06:35 PM (LYwCh)

550 Is it working yet?

Posted by: Sgt. York at January 23, 2012 06:36 PM (7Qqrk)

551 And Christie was on tap to be tapped for VP, too. I don't know what the situation is now, but it has been floated.

Posted by: SarahW at January 23, 2012 06:36 PM (LYwCh)

552 Oh, that's what happened with the paragraphs.

I was wondering how we all turned to wall-of-text Paulnuts.

Posted by: SarahW at January 23, 2012 06:37 PM (LYwCh)

553 This is why I'm glad I'm HTML 'tarded... I can't break nothin'.

Posted by: Sgt. York at January 23, 2012 06:37 PM (7Qqrk)

554 Perry’s own string of verbal goofs, probably some of the worst in modern American political history,

Obviously whoever wrote this has never seen Joe Biden in action. Or Barack Obama, for that matter. Or Nancy Pelosi. Etc.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 23, 2012 06:47 PM (i0App)

555 I was never big on Perry cause he was from Texas. I took everyone's word that he would make a good president. He seems like a good person. But coupled with the back surgery which I mentioned and the fact that he is another texan I thought it wouldn't fly.

But I don't understand all the vitriol after the fact. I thought perry's exit speech, like his entrance speech was fabulous. I thought he gave a lot of clues as to what's coming and what he believes and thinks. I mean Michelle Bachman and Herman Cain left and endorsed no one. Perry left and he endorsed Gingrich. He must have some very very good reasons for doing so. And then having Sarah Palin come out and say "hey, it ain't over dummies" and thinking they are friends. Makes you think that to them what is important is, how did perry put it, greater than one man (woman).

As time goes on I wonder if it's a good thing or a bad thing that the republicans are eating one another alive in front of the entire nation. Will the last man standing be able to be effective once this is all over knowing the penchant the present occupant has for being lucky enough to have often run unopposed.

Posted by: ambrosia at January 23, 2012 06:54 PM (oZfic)

556 Posted by: SarahW at January 23, 2012 06:36 PM (LYwCh)

Hmm I didn't even think about the business of wanting to run in 2016, you are probably right.

I really like Christie but I was really disappointed in him yesterday. I know he jumped on the romney band wagon early and wants to save face. But sometimes it's better to just be "otherwise engaged" when the media calls.

Posted by: ambrosia at January 23, 2012 06:58 PM (oZfic)

557
It's pretty bad when a conservative blog has to use articles from a far left wing rag like the Austin American-Statesman or a George Soros funded publication like the Texas Tribune without a caveat explaining both to the readers here.
And no, Ace, Perry did not show up at the debates half asleep. He showed up in great pain from back surgery because hey, soldiers buck it up and make the best of a bad situation.
But never mind that we are now saddled with a Northeastern statist or a man who rails on the "elite establishment" that he was part of for two decades.
We are soooooooooooooo screwed.

Posted by: zane at January 23, 2012 07:01 PM (XOOfM)

558 >>>Time to ban King Rat for being a total asshole.

>>>Posted by: Ed Anger - Certified Kos Kid at January 23, 2012 04:04 PM (7+pP9)

For the first time ever, we agree.

Posted by: Jeff B. at January 23, 2012 07:01 PM (hIWe1)

559 No,no,it was the elites making Perry look stupid,he ran a fine campaign.

Posted by: steevy at January 23, 2012 07:04 PM (7W3wI)

560 Ricardo is a Mexican lover and a vaccine pimp. I for one am real glad that he's back to "governing" the left-wing State of Taxes. He wasn't fit to hold Michelle Malkin's jockstrap.
Listen up, chumps, if someone don't have the word "former" before their title there's no way in Hades that I'll support him. If you're holding public office that just means you're part of the problem and not part of the finalsolution. I'm tired of losing slower. I want to win never.
True and pure conservative heroes quit their elected offices. That, punks, is what shows true and pure leadership and true and pure conservative boner fieds.
What Michael Savage said.
Good riddance to Ricardo's bags of vaccines.
Palin-O'Donnell, '16

Posted by: Totally Irrational Political Malcontent at January 23, 2012 07:17 PM (f8XyF)

561
I still think that on paper, Perry was the best candidate. He should have waited one more month to fully recover from his surgery.
Some sites are trying to draft Mitch Daniels. I cannot support a man who did not run becuase his wife didn't want him to.
Jeb Bush, Paul Ryan, Jim DeMint?

Posted by: CarolT at January 23, 2012 07:33 PM (z4WKX)

562 test

Posted by: bernverdnardo at January 23, 2012 07:40 PM (xXhWA)

563 Perry has trouble sleeping? We morons prescribe Valu-rite! Guzzle it right from the gallon jug.

Posted by: torabora at January 23, 2012 07:58 PM (fs5u6)

564 "simply spacing puts in paragraphs. there is no need for a command." Unless you're using firefox with scripts stripped out.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 23, 2012 08:06 PM (r4wIV)

565
"By the way, now that he's out of the race: Yes, that was a horrible, horrible campaign. And yes, he showed up for the debates half-asleep and unprepared."

But your pro-Perryop-eds were so awesome?!?!?!

Posted by: theworldisnotenough at January 23, 2012 08:49 PM (Us86x)

566 Wow this is soo helpful I have been trying to figure this out on my own for a long time now. Hopefully making this change will help encourage discussion on my blog.

Posted by: Sharpening Plane Blade at January 31, 2012 08:15 AM (mIhy6)






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