Liberal Media Gloated About Suspicions That Hilary's Concussion Wasn't a Concussion; Now Clam Up

There used to be a time when the media was willing to entertain the possibility that Democratic politicians were lying, or at least fudging the truth. We all know that when someone quits office "to spend more time with his family," he was fired, for example.

The conservative media expressed skepticism about Hillary Clinton's concussion-by-falling, wondering if there wasn't more to the story -- like her attempting to evade testifying about Benghazi. (Which they've also decided we should express no skepticism about!)

The liberal media pounced -- because its role is no longer to question Democratic political authorities, or express any skepticism whatsoever about their claims, but to act as their Public Relations arm simply claim that everything a Democrat says is true -- "from a certain point of view," as Obi Wan might say. See, for example, this digest of the most egregious "fact checks" of 2012, where true claims made by Republicans are deemed false, because the liberal "fact" checkers don't like the implications made, and where false claims made by Democrats (especially Obama) are deemed "true," because, well. Let them explain.

Much of our method of flattering ourselves is by favorable comparison to others -- to look at others, deem what others do "bad," "stupid," or "crazy," and set ourselves up in opposition to that, thus reassuring ourselves that we are good, smart, and reasonable.

Apart from the surface-level bias at play -- the obvious intellectual dishonesty, where "fact" checkers invent the category of "true but false" for Republicans and "false but true" for Democrats -- there is a deeper, psychologically rooted bias at play. Because conservatives have been so "Otherized" by liberals, and so then because virtually anything a conservative does is definitionally bad, stupid, or crazy, a liberal insecure in his status or his intellectual ability engages in an unwitting game of Let Me Take the Exact Opposite Position and by so Reflexively Doing, Prove My Worthiness.

Thus, when a conservative expresses skepticism, the intellectually-insecure liberal must vehemently take the position of absolute guilelessness, absolute credulity. If a conservative doubts the word of a liberal politician, the insecure liberal demonstrates how rational he is by assuming -- nay, insisting-- that everything a liberal politician tells him is 100% true.

In an effort, then, to define themselves against the Other, they have taken an unfortunate tendency of the out-party to engage in conspiracy-theorizing (as the left engaged in under George W. Bush, by the way) and made themselves into reflexive skeptics against the skeptics, or, more accurately, reflexive paranoids against the ostensibly paranoid.

But this puts them in a remarkable, risible position, far more incredible and lunatic than any position they're seeking to define themselves against:
postulating, incredibly, that there is an alien species upon the earth, a species which looks human but in fact is otherworldly, and which simply does not have the human capacity for deception or self-dealing behavior, and this strange absolutely-ethically-pure alien species is commonly known as "Liberal Politicians."

Is the conservative paranoia about Obama being a Manchurian candidate with malice in his heart excessive and unhinged? Perhaps. But is the liberal reverse paranoia -- what is the word? -- that Obama is constitutionally incapable of selfishness, deception, and self-dealing any more reasonable?

It is in fact less reasonable: For we know many humans who are in fact selfish and dishonest, but we know of not a single person still living on earth who is by definiton incapable of either sin, to the point where, as their claims carry them, to simply question Obama's, or Hillary''s honesty is to give evidence of a form of mania.

What a remarkable transformation of liberal views on the ethics with which political power is exercised -- just 5-6 years ago they considered the theory that the American President had deliberately permitted the murder of 3000 citizens in order to secure a short-term political advantage a theory which, while unproven, was no strong mark against its proponent, to a new theory, upon the Apotheosis of Barack Hussein Obama, that the American President and his lesser ministers have simply not told a single untruth in their lives and to suspect them of doing so is a mark of lunacy.

Jim Treacher responds to those toadies who now claim, preposterously, that a liberal politician's word is always presumptively true in all details. And I see this admission of this counter-lunacy -- liberals attempting to knock down what they take as the lunacies of the right by postulating even greater lunacies -- in in the Washington Post.

Head injuries are no joke, but the backlash against those who initially questioned whether Hillary Clinton’s concussion was for real seems like an overreaction, too; you don’t have to be hateful to have wondered if she really had the flu and fell down right before she was supposed to testify about the security situation at our consulate that was really just a house in Benghazi, Libya, where four Americans were killed by terrorists in September.

After all, public officials are routinely less than forthcoming about their health, even if we do know more now than we did when Edith Wilson was secretly running the country after her husband Woodrow’s stroke. Or when the public was protected from the sight of FDR’s wheelchair. Or when John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign flatly denied perfectly accurate, LBJ-inspired reports that JFK suffered from Addison’s disease.


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I also can’t get too outraged by the early skepticism that Hillary had a blood clot in her brain yet was also doing just great because those two reports don’t seem to mesh. The latter certainly didn’t match the expression of worry on her daughter Chelsea’s face as she left the New York hospital where the secretary of state was admitted on Sunday.

And finally, it isn’t as though Clinton has never shaded a fact in her 65 years....
[W]ithout dragging the ancient White House travel office scandal or the Rose Law Firm into this century, she’s still the same person who repeatedly described coming under fire on a runway in Bosnia. During her ’08 campaign, she was eventually forced to apologize for saying, ”I remember landing under sniper fire,” in Tuzla back in 1996. “There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.” That never happened, though the greeting ceremony did.

She also points out that many of the exact same liberal fans of Hillary's, who give her such props for the Machiavellian play of letting Susan Rice destroy her career by carrying the false Benghazi claims to market, while she herself had other Duties Unspecified, are the same people who now insist that the girl just don't have a devious bone in her body, and anyone who tries to tell you otherwise is a stone-cold nutter.

That's all level-headed enough. I find it strange at this point in human history -- when so much of it has been recorded and is so easily available to us, as are whole volumes about human behavior and our basically selfish impulses -- it has to be seriously contended, as a contrarian point of view, that yes, human beings tend to lie, and politicians tend to lie especially.

Even the Democrats, if you can believe such blasphemous words.

This, in the Age of Obama, is counted as a controversial point. I have to cite a Washington Post blogger admiringly for noting this for the record. We're actually debating this proposition right now.

So that's where we are.

This is a dangerous moment. I keep saying this, but I do think Tyranny is in the air. When the press decides that our Dear Leaders are above suspicion, and any suspicion is evidence of both mental illness and treason simultaneously, we're living on the cusp of Chavez-like times.

Dear Self-Proclaimed Rationalists/Empiricists,

You're doing it wrong. Please note this for your records.

Respectfully,

People Who Would Like To Know What's In the Kool-Aid,
Before We Drink It,
If That's Quite All Right By You

Posted by: Ace at 06:25 PM



Comments

1 A few minutes ago, Fox showed a shot of her from earlier today, sitting grinning in the back of an SUV.

Doesn't look like she's had "work" done, so that theory's down the drain.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 06:26 PM (UOM48)

2 I only read part of what ace wrote but I agree 100%.

Posted by: steevy at January 02, 2013 06:28 PM (9XBK2)

3 first

Posted by: mallfly at January 02, 2013 06:29 PM (bJm7W)

4 If D, the media does not question.
If R, everything questionable.
Those who question the D's are questionable.
Fuck.

Posted by: AOSHQ Cliff Notes at January 02, 2013 06:30 PM (VzaqR)

5 close. And what wouldn't the Clintons lie about?

Posted by: mallfly at January 02, 2013 06:30 PM (bJm7W)

6 Kathleen Parker also had this piece in WaPo today, calling anyone who criticizes Hillary! as character assassins:

http://tinyurl.com/a47grq9

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 06:31 PM (UOM48)

7 It's not kool-aid. It's chocolate jesus juice.

Posted by: Bosk at January 02, 2013 06:31 PM (n2K+4)

8 and did Bonehead quit yet?

Posted by: mallfly at January 02, 2013 06:32 PM (bJm7W)

9 Quoting ace: "Thus, when a conservative expresses skepticism, the intellectually-insecure liberal must vehemently take the position of absolute guilelessness, absolute credulity. If a conservative doubts the word of a liberal politician, the insecure liberal demonstrates how rational he is by assuming -- nay, insisting-- that everything a liberal politician tells him is 100% true

In an effort, then, to define themselves against the Other, they have
taken an unfortunate tendency of the out-party to engage in
conspiracy-theorizing (as the left engaged in under George W. Bush, by
the way) and made themselves into reflexive skeptics against the
skeptics, or, more accurately, reflexive paranoids against the
ostensibly paranoid"

^ ^ ^ This!

Posted by: Mr_Write at January 02, 2013 06:32 PM (CLkAH)

10 I'm sticking with alcoholism until proven otherwise; which means forever.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny 2013 return tour?) at January 02, 2013 06:32 PM (iJ7yM)

11 Hiliary's headaches and bloodclots etc.etc. would disqualify any Republican candidate for President

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at January 02, 2013 06:33 PM (e8kgV)

12 Ace....
SOLID post! nice work my brutha...

Posted by: other at January 02, 2013 06:33 PM (OCA9N)

13 "the intellectually-insecure liberal" -- as insecure as Scrooge McDuck's vault. A lib who begins to have doubts this week will be voting repub by 2016

Posted by: mallfly at January 02, 2013 06:34 PM (bJm7W)

14 She seems un-fit, or un-firm at this point.
(Nothing to see here - keep moving)

Posted by: MoJoTee at January 02, 2013 06:35 PM (e1kfW)

15 Yes, Virginia, Hiliary Clinton is "damaged goods"

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at January 02, 2013 06:35 PM (e8kgV)

16 11
Hiliary's headaches and bloodclots etc.etc. would disqualify any Republican candidate for President




In Liberal World, her physical unattractiveness is a plus. Makes her seem "smart" or sumpin'.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 06:35 PM (UOM48)

17 2 I really was just joking,I read the whole thing.Ace we live in scary times,VDH has a column about it on PJM which I recommend.

Posted by: steevy at January 02, 2013 06:36 PM (9XBK2)

18 Why do I think of Violet from Willy Wonka when I see Hilliary Clinton?

Posted by: dantesed at January 02, 2013 06:37 PM (DA/eb)

19 So, based on this movie review, I should go see Les Mis or Django instead. Right?

Posted by: Jakeman at January 02, 2013 06:38 PM (IrsE7)

20 This is the money quote:

This is a dangerous moment. I keep saying this, but I do think Tyranny is in the air. When the press decides that our Dear Leaders are above suspicion, and any suspicion is evidence of both mental illness and treason simultaneously, we're living on the cusp of Chavez-like times.

I have a son. A white male son. The level of demonization is sounding suspiciously like early 30's Germany to me. Add in the nationally occurring but generally unreported flash mob activity ...

Posted by: Chicagorefugee at January 02, 2013 06:38 PM (MbXOQ)

21 No shout-out to JJJ?

Posted by: Cicero Kid at January 02, 2013 06:38 PM (b1VIZ)

22 This is a dangerous moment. I keep saying this, but I do think Tyranny
is in the air. When the press decides that our Dear Leaders are above
suspicion, and any suspicion is evidence of both mental illness and
treason simultaneously, we're living on the cusp of Chavez-like times.




I'm sure TFG has been studying his buddy Hugo's shutting down of the media in Venezuela.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 06:38 PM (UOM48)

23 I don't know who has backpedaled more: the administration in the days after the attack, or its conservative critics who see a conspiracy in every concussion. If she dies before giving her testimony, will Lindsay Graham still refuse to hold hearings on appointing a successor?

Or maybe it's just that he likes her so much and wants to keep her around. According to Graham, she's "the greatest ambassador for the American people I've known in my lifetime."

Posted by: Jordan at January 02, 2013 06:39 PM (Hz1zc)

24 But is the liberal reverse paranoia -- what is the word? -- that
Obama is constitutionally incapable of selfishness, deception, and
self-dealing any more reasonable?
It is in fact less reasonable: For we know many humans who are in fact
selfish and dishonest, but we know of not a single person still living
on earth who is by definiton incapable of either sin

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It's almost like they regard this man, this Obama as some sort of, what's the word, Christ. And each day their devotion deepens and becomes broader in scope.


I've read about such a phenomenon. In fact, there's a Book about it.


Posted by: mama winger, former RNC donor at January 02, 2013 06:39 PM (P6QsQ)

25 I really can't take this shit anymore.


Post some cat videos or do a Johnny Cold Cuts riff on Kathy Griffin blowing Anderson Cooper on live TV.

I'M BEGGING YOU!!!

Posted by: General Woundwort at January 02, 2013 06:39 PM (RrD4h)

26 REPOST:

Again, I await the genius moves that would actually be politically viable in real people adult world, rather than our personal 100% wishes which we can all agree are the right way to go. Just when we are in power, not one house of congress.

NDH and Hollowpoint: That is true and both of your responses seem to be grounded in the fact that our options were pretty limited given the circumstances. Cantor would be a horrible speaker, he sounds like an effiminate southerner and that is just no good. I want to us to coalesce and get behind Boehner in a major way because we are going to have to hold the line on bullshit gun control and spending, which are fundamental issues that we need total unity on to keep in check. And yet we have fucksticks like Moo Moo running around who of course cannot offer one strategy that should have been done, and just bitches and moans about nonsense. Great guy to be in a political fox hole with.

Posted by: Prescient11 at January 02, 2013 06:39 PM (tVTLU)

27 If ever a thread demanded the video of Obama as messiah, this is it.

See you in the camps.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 06:40 PM (UOM48)

28 "Hillary", and "Clam" in the same sentence. So much potential...

Posted by: Four Score and Seven Legions at January 02, 2013 06:40 PM (UtRRj)

29 #19
Django.
Great movie, saw it with the missus NYE, likely go back and see it a 2nd time since I think I missed a few things.

Besides, Les Mis is a musical.

Posted by: CAC at January 02, 2013 06:40 PM (VzaqR)

30 And by the way bitches:

If tan man does go:

TOM COTTON for speaker of the House!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Prescient11 at January 02, 2013 06:41 PM (tVTLU)

31 I won't believe "tyranny is in the air" until the New York Times publicly calls for abolishing the Constitution.

Posted by: ElKomandante at January 02, 2013 06:41 PM (yUV0V)

32 Meanwhile, the Boston Glob is positively shrieking over Scott Brown's comment wonderingif Senator-in-waitingEd Markey actually lives in Massachusetts, since, as a matter of fact, he does not live in Massachusetts and hasn't for years.

Posted by: rockmom at January 02, 2013 06:41 PM (DcFUD)

33 I now firmly believe my grandchildren will be serfs, and if Obama works as fast as he seems able to, aided by our domestic enemy the media, my children will also be serfs!


I can not believe how rapidly the country has changed irreversibly for the worst of all possible worlds!


I also cannot believe how much I hate the iPad spellcheck and typing interface!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 02, 2013 06:41 PM (Cnqmv)

34 What a loathsome piece, Mr. Ace. The heroism and bravery of Mrs. America's rock in these unprecedented quicksand times is the sine qua non of unquestionable patriotism and selflessness. Or some such.

Posted by: Tina Brown at January 02, 2013 06:42 PM (HPRku)

35 "Django. Great movie, saw it with the missus NYE, likely go back and see it a 2nd time since I think I missed a few things."

This. I was thinking about going again this evening. Very clever, funny, great music and some good turns from the cast. Tarantino's best effort in years.

Posted by: Jordan at January 02, 2013 06:42 PM (Hz1zc)

36 islamic rage boy:

the picture(s) that resembles your handle is literally one of the funniest things that Hitchens ever did.

If I ever have to live under the rule of islamic rage boy, that will end abruptly, for good or for bad...

Posted by: Prescient11 at January 02, 2013 06:43 PM (tVTLU)

37 But back to Ace's post, this is further evidence the libs are quietly imploding. Their own lack of credibility and "independence" is becoming laughably obvious. Their reliance on unions backfired on them in three states this past year, their PC-ishness is starting to become dog-eat-dog, and their moral supremacy in the news rounds is becoming mainstream fodder.

Posted by: CAC at January 02, 2013 06:43 PM (VzaqR)

38 Another guess is that they installed the new memory chips for the next 4 years. The old chips were slowing her down.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at January 02, 2013 06:44 PM (ndlFj)

39 Sometimes it feels like I'm living in the twilight zone. How on God's green earth did people like hillary and obama get into positions of power?Mind boggling to me...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at January 02, 2013 06:44 PM (9+ccr)

40 The Hillary Unit is Defective and must be scraped for Parts...

Posted by: Isaac Asimov at January 02, 2013 06:44 PM (rBK2Z)

41 Excellent post Ace. Well done hossdiggler

Posted by: Ben Ghazi at January 02, 2013 06:45 PM (qw3hL)

42 O/T

Andi Sullivan is leaving The Daily Beast to start his own subscription site:

http://tinyurl.com/bx3lpta

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 06:46 PM (UOM48)

43 Killed by terrorists? I thought they were killed by a video.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 02, 2013 06:46 PM (jPVBi)

44 That's all level-headed enough. I find it strange at this point in
human history -- when so much of it has been recorded and is so easily
available to us, as are whole volumes about human behavior and our
basically selfish impulses -- it has to be seriously contended, as a contrarian point of view, that yes, human beings tend to lie, and politicians tend to lie especially


Not if they are The Won. Not if they are the bringer of Hope and Change. Not if they are the subject of school murals. And certainly not if he is a syphilitic madman who is out to burn his kingdom and whose pathologies must be kept at all cost from the people by his courtiers.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 02, 2013 06:46 PM (T0NGe)

45 Question authority! Speak truth to pow... what? Oh, sorry. Someone slipped me the 2004 template.

Posted by: Warden at January 02, 2013 06:46 PM (HzhBE)

46 I have a son. A white male son. The level of
demonization is sounding suspiciously like early 30's Germany to me. Add
in the nationally occurring but generally unreported flash mob activity
...

Posted by: Chicagorefugee at January 02, 2013 06:38 PM (MbXOQ)


Might want to have him start learning to appreciate the taste of cock if he wants to get ahead.

Posted by: mugiwara at January 02, 2013 06:47 PM (hpYnL)

47 It's still okay to say Mitt Romney gave some guy's wife cancer, isn't it?

Posted by: Warden at January 02, 2013 06:47 PM (HzhBE)

48 39
Sometimes it feels like I'm living in the twilight zone. How on God's
green earth did people like hillary and obama get into positions of
power?Mind boggling to me...




Latte-sipping hipsters, old socialists/communists, Obamaphone recipients....


Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 06:47 PM (UOM48)

49 P.S. Joe the Plumber isn't a licensed plumber!!!

Posted by: Warden at January 02, 2013 06:48 PM (HzhBE)

50 Wait so does this mean Tina Brown is a birther now because she is seriously concerned about Hillary's health and whether we have been told everything about it?

Posted by: Golan Globus at January 02, 2013 06:48 PM (MxRQs)

51 @26

House passes bill that does the following


1) Leaves the top 2 tax rates unchanged cuts the rest 2%
2) Strip the 800 Billion dollar stimulus from the budget
3) 10% Cut across all discretionary spending
4) Federal Hiring Freeze and 20% Federal pay cut for all salaries above 80K
5) 10% cut to all Federal Programs.

The House passes it then goes home. The Senate and the President can do with it as they wish.




Posted by: General Woundwort at January 02, 2013 06:48 PM (RrD4h)

52 We are living in a new age, where very little makes sense, tyranny is on the move again in the last bastion of democracy, and the believers in the divine right of kings have reascended to positions of power!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 02, 2013 06:48 PM (Cnqmv)

53 How on God's green earth did people like hillary and obama get into positions of power?

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Because people are willing to trade the truth for a lie. I am beginning to think that the natural bent of man is not towards freedom, but towards slavery. Either to hold power over slaves, or to be a slave oneself.

Posted by: mama winger, former RNC donor at January 02, 2013 06:48 PM (P6QsQ)

54 Again, I await the genius moves that would actually be politically viable in real people adult world, rather than our personal 100% wishes which we can all agree are the right way to go. Just when we are in power, not one house of congress.

Here ya go, smart guy: Refuse to extend the Hollywood Tax Cuts! Got it? Those Hollywood hypocrites campaigned - HARD - for tax hikes on "the rich." Alinsky them. Make them live up to their own play book. Create & execute an ad campaign calling them out about their hypocrisy. The tan man & the country club GOP are either stupid or complicit - and I'm not buying stupid anymore.

Posted by: Chicagorefugee at January 02, 2013 06:48 PM (MbXOQ)

55 Let us not forget, Ann Romney has dancing horses!!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 06:48 PM (UOM48)

56 Enlightened despotism are their dogma. The little people needs guidance by the Nomenklatura.

Posted by: Temper Tantrum at January 02, 2013 06:48 PM (AWmfW)

57 I know, I know...it's entertainment, but I simply refuse to contribute in any way to the fame which grants assholes such as Jamie Foxx with a podium from which he smashes our skulls at every opportunity.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 02, 2013 06:49 PM (piMMO)

58 Hey Ace-

Instead of another post on how the Republican party is doomed, how about a post on what the party should have done. The delinking of the tax debate from the spending debate was absolutely the best outcome. On top of that most of the Bush era tax cuts are now permanent as are the top rates (even though they are higher). The only "sunsetting" provision that has to be dealt with from now on is the debt ceiling. This means all the leverage is now with the party that does not want to spend.

All this hand wringing about Republicans should have voted "no" is foolish. Tax rates were going up. That was the reality. Taking the issue off the table forever and limiting the damage to just the top end --as shitty an outcome as that is -- was not nearly as bad as it could have been.

Maybe Drew or one of the other whiney bitches could get around to laying out the path Republicans should have taken that would have given a better outcome than the one we got. All of this 40:1 revenue to spending cuts bullshit is just that - bullshit, we haven't hand the spending cut debate yet, that comes with debt ceiling. That debate should be entirely about spending cuts as there is NO leverage left for Dems to extract or threaten tax increases.

Posted by: scofflawx at January 02, 2013 06:49 PM (Z6Os9)

59 Any fool that thinks that tyranny cannot happen here in America is just that. A fool. And no doubt a publicly educated one at that.

Posted by: LGoPs at January 02, 2013 06:49 PM (4x8W0)

60 Andi Sullivan is leaving The Daily Beast to start his own subscription site:

Psst, that's a firing. Or, more likely, a "We're not going to pay you anymore, but we'll let you write for free."

Posted by: AmishDude at January 02, 2013 06:50 PM (T0NGe)

61 Is the site called "Andrew Sullivan Uncut"?

Posted by: andycanuck at January 02, 2013 06:50 PM (jPVBi)

62 How on God's green earth did people like hillary and obama get into positions of power?


*****

Because so many people are lost and have no fucking clue who they are, they need someone stronger than themselves to follow.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 02, 2013 06:50 PM (piMMO)

63 Ace,

I would say so, re slipping towards tyranny, except for the fact that I think we have begun to turn the tide back towards freedom.

And your blog and the internet, frankly, are part of that process, really a central part.

I look only to Newtown for my answers. Gun control is now a minority position. Anyone wants to cite facts and statistics, we have them instantly at our hands showing that not only does it not work, but that these "gun free" zones could be RESPONSIBLE for luring crazies in.

62% of parents with school age kids are more comfortable with armed guards and 16% are unsure. Ras just came out with that survey.

And this is after a crazy piece of garbage murdered elementary schoolchildren. The facts make it clear. And people know about these facts BECAUSE OF THE INTERNET AND THE TRUTH THAT IS BEHIND THEM.

When all we had was ABC/CBS/NBC we would never have heard about an armed movie theatre employee that took down a crazy shooter with her CCW. Now we know about that.

obummer's election makes me wonder, but I tend to hold to the maxim: the truth will out.

As long as we have the internet and a free flow of information, and the will to defend principles, then we've got a fighting chance.

But whether it's Huxley or Orwell, humanity has a natural tendency towards slavery, servitude, and subjucation, or at least a significant % such that it represents a danger to we, the free people who believe in hard work and accountability, as well as independence and limited government.

Posted by: Prescient11 at January 02, 2013 06:50 PM (tVTLU)

64 REPOST: Dragging crap from another thread so you all can scroll right by it again.

Posted by: Preciously Prescient at January 02, 2013 06:50 PM (NL15p)

65 ace

it's flavor aid not kool aid

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 9th day of Christmas at January 02, 2013 06:51 PM (GVxQo)

66 Andi Sullivan is leaving The Daily Beast to start his own subscription site


I'd pay a subscription to never hear of his existence again.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny 2013 return tour?) at January 02, 2013 06:51 PM (iJ7yM)

67 I have been saying for a while that Democrats *prefer* that their candidates lie to them. They love flip-flopping.

Obama's position was the same as McCain's on ay marriage, and yet the gays went Gaga for him. Why? Because they knew, or at least hoped, he was lying.

Posted by: Golan Globus at January 02, 2013 06:51 PM (MxRQs)

68 Double off topic to go along with 42. I just read that Al Jezerra is inthe works to buy Current TV. The article said they want to compete with CNN. We are flucked.

Posted by: Molly k. at January 02, 2013 06:51 PM (qEd4y)

69 We are witnessing the birth of Our New Aristocracy.

TFG and his gorgeous wife are living large on our dime, and the next four years will rub it in our faces.

We'll eat our gruel, and like it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 06:51 PM (UOM48)

70 Pelosi said yesterday that anyone that didn't support the fiscal cliff bill was unpatriotic. Okay, she didn't say exactly that, but she did say

“Let us all be very patriotic tonight, support our middle class, support our democracy, vote 'aye' on this strong bipartisan legislation.”

leaving all the 'nays' to occupy positions somewhere between extremely unpatriotic to lukewarm patriots.

So she says, so shall it be. Traitors.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 02, 2013 06:51 PM (ccXZP)

71 Leftists are reluctant to actually fight a battle of ideas fairly. After all, they might actually lose. (On some level, they must be aware that their ideas suck and are little more than appeals to emotion in and of themselves.)

Therefore, in lieu of arguments, they tend to offer nothing but vilification.

Any and all debate must be shut down. For Progress.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 02, 2013 06:52 PM (8hrco)

72 "...but we know of not a single person still living on earth who is by definiton incapable of either sin, to the point where, as their claims carry them, to simply question Obama's, or Hillary''s honesty is to give evidence of a form of mania."


You forget that Obama is sort of God, so I don't accept your premise. He is sinless and incapable of error. As god's are known to be.

Posted by: Newsweek Editor and Obama Knob Polisher Evan Thomas at January 02, 2013 06:52 PM (eHIJJ)

73 Remember when the media just happened to capture this clearly spontaneous and private romantic moment between the Clintons?

http://tinyurl.com/au7ev6y

Posted by: Warden at January 02, 2013 06:52 PM (HzhBE)

74 Respectfully,
People Who Would Like To Know What's In the Kool-Aid,Before We Drink It,If That's Quite All Right By You

Ace, this is the reason I *do* read the posts. Thanks for the lol on a dreary day.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at January 02, 2013 06:52 PM (wbeNt)

75 Quoting mama winger: "Because people are willing to trade the truth for a lie. I am beginning
to think that the natural bent of man is not towards freedom, but
towards slavery. Either to hold power over slaves, or to be a slave
oneself."

I agree! This was also the contention of our Founding Fathers, and so they set up a government specifically designed to discourage and repress those tendencies. Too bad we don't have that government any more.

Posted by: Mr_Write at January 02, 2013 06:52 PM (CLkAH)

76 I'm assuming the trolls saying this was a great deal for Republicans because now they have the upper hand for the debt ceiling fight just started paying attention to politics during the last election. Either that or they're retarded.

Posted by: mugiwara at January 02, 2013 06:52 PM (hpYnL)

77 Ace,

This is one of those spots where you could contrast the snickers and eye rolls a liberal will give if you challenge their global warming pseudo science with their blank stares if you want to talk about the simple math of our spending trajectory.

Posted by: Dave S. at January 02, 2013 06:53 PM (/Bbvl)

78 Serious question: How will we know that the government is overthrown? Will it be immediate? No power, no internet, banks close? I have two little ones. What signs should we look for?

Posted by: Jmel at January 02, 2013 06:53 PM (9tSXa)

79
TFG and his gorgeous wife are living large on our dime, and the next four years will rub it in our faces.

We'll eat our gruel, and like it.


*****

http://t.co/JWgmJBWx

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 02, 2013 06:53 PM (piMMO)

80 Because so many people are lost and have no fucking clue who they are, they need someone stronger than themselves to follow.

They think Obama is smart.

Maybe what saves me is I don't have much respect for any politician's intelligence, or virtually anybody else.

Also, I don't have much college education in my family so I like to think I'm better at recognizing intellect unobscured by credentials.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 02, 2013 06:53 PM (T0NGe)

81 I hold the following views--if we go to war, liberty will eventually win, but it is going to be incredibly nasty, esp. in the early days, as it is attempted to be kept as a criminal matter. There will be a lot of martyrs. I am under no illusions.

Second, whether or not we go to war depends on lot on a guy I will call "Chris"--father of two, educated, intelligent, not Progressive, not Republican, mildly Christian, not trendy. Honest broker, given to taken media spin, because it's a hard thing to shake. If that kind of guy breaks our way, the Progs are toast.

Posted by: J. at January 02, 2013 06:54 PM (ymoYN)

82 Golan Globus, #68:

"Obama's position was the same as McCain's on ay marriage, and yet the gays went Gaga for him. Why? Because they knew, or at least hoped, he was lying."

Well, remember, they didn't think he was lying to them. They thought, correctly, that he was lying to the rubes who would vote for him, but only if he pretended to be on their side on social issues.

Posted by: JPS at January 02, 2013 06:54 PM (2+Aii)

83
Yep more bizarro world stuff....when the former actual Pravda is a free market publication (with some socialist editorials) yet our supposed free press here in the US has become exactly like old Pravda, a communication arm of the State.

Strange and scary days indeed.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 02, 2013 06:54 PM (69Mdf)

84 74
Remember when the media just happened to capture this clearly spontaneous and private romantic moment between the Clintons?

http://tinyurl.com/au7ev6y


Posted by: Warden at January 02, 2013 06:52 PM (HzhBE)

I'm not clicking on that...I'll lose my lunch....

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at January 02, 2013 06:54 PM (9+ccr)

85 The Ship of State had to be drydocked after eating some bad clams.

Posted by: The Ship's Doctor at January 02, 2013 06:54 PM (QKKT0)

86 I hate the left and fucking MFM. Viscerally.

Posted by: eureka! at January 02, 2013 06:54 PM (HPRku)

87 We'll eat our gruel, and like it.


****

Heh.

I tweeted a few days ago to ask if anyone had a good recipe for gruel.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 02, 2013 06:54 PM (piMMO)

88
At
the end of the day in Normandy, Bill Clinton walked down to the beach with three veterans of Omaha Beach -- Joe Dawson, Walter Ehlers and Robert Slaughter. The tableau was appealing: the young President enjoying the company of the aging heroes.

But suddenly the President's aides began tugging the veterans away, mid-conversation, so that Clinton could walk off at sunset down the beach in his dress shoes and have a
preplanned meditative moment, with the bluffs on one side and the sea dotted with warships on the other.


Originally, the White House told photographers they were considering a "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" moment, where Clinton and children would throw flowers into the sea.


But they settled on "a moment of solitude." The President
knew he was supposed to look reflective for the three cameras and dozen photographers who joined him. But after looking soulfully out at the ocean for a moment, he seemed at a loss for what to do next, according to a photographer on the scene, who was scared that Clinton was about to mouth the words "What do I do now?" But then, spying the stones at his
feet left by his advance staff to show him where his camera mark was, the President crouched down and began to arrange the stones into a cross. He gathered more stones to finish the cross, and then bent his head as though in silent prayer.

The White House aides were ecstatic. "Wasn't it great?" they asked reporters.

Posted by: Warden at January 02, 2013 06:55 PM (HzhBE)

89 Mmm, this Kool-Aid is great! It's tangy, yet sweet. Andis that a hint of cyanide flavoring?

Uh oh....

Posted by: Marmo at January 02, 2013 06:55 PM (pcgW1)

90 The generation that grew up with parents who never told them No, who were never given boundaries and rules, now are begging government to impose those very rules upon them, because they were never taught how to govern their own selves, how to limit their own appetites, how to make long-term wise decisions . Now they long for an extrinsic Parental Authority to guide their every move, and so they have fashioned one for themselves in the form of the ever-present all-knowing Government.

We raised these people, and they are going to take us down.

Posted by: mama winger, former RNC donor at January 02, 2013 06:55 PM (P6QsQ)

91 Nice one, Ace.

Posted by: rdbrewer at January 02, 2013 06:55 PM (Iyg03)

92 marmo

except it was flavor aid

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 9th day of Christmas at January 02, 2013 06:55 PM (GVxQo)

93 @84 - Like I said - they prefer their politicians to lie. It is why they loved Bill Clinton. The press was enthralled by the way he and his clan "spun" - which means told untruths to - them.

Posted by: Golan Globus at January 02, 2013 06:55 PM (MxRQs)

94 Kathleen Parker also had this piece in WaPo today, calling anyone who criticizes Hillary! as character assassins: http://tinyurl.com/a47grq9
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 06:31 PM (UOM4

Kathleen Parker? The same Kathleen Parker who bragged about LEADING the character assassination of Sarah Palin? (in this video: http://tinyurl.com/ady84tz ) That Kathleen Parker?

Posted by: ol_dirty_/b/tard at January 02, 2013 06:55 PM (KSjsb)

95 Chicagorefugee:

Agreed with that 100%!! I argued for it here repeatedly. But that won't deal with all the issues, but it's a start. If obama starts round 2 (the spending cut) round asking for more revenue, that's exactly what pubs need to offer.

General Woundwort:

The stimulus I think is already done. I also am not in favor of blind % cuts, even though I love the spirit behind them. In my view we need to get rid of the idea that "entitlements" include social security and medicare. We paid for that shit and so did the businesses of America.

If I am going to take an ax, it is going to be to the real welfare. Also, we need to restructure certain debts. Interest payments are fucking killing us. State governments hold a shit ton of federal debt so we could save ourselves a ton of interest expense right there.

We can all dance around it, but in the end future spending must be near balanced, and our debt load will have to be restructured.

Posted by: Prescient11 at January 02, 2013 06:56 PM (tVTLU)

96 "we haven't hand the spending cut debate yet, that comes with debt ceiling. That debate should be entirely about spending cuts as there is NO leverage left for Dems to extract or threaten tax increases."

I'm sure the media will be extremely fair and balanced when Republicans threaten to shut down the government (again) unless we cut Grandma's social security payments and junior's food stamps. They might as well play skeet with live puppies on the House floor; it would go over better.

Posted by: Jordan at January 02, 2013 06:57 PM (Hz1zc)

97 Ace, this is why they don't teach critical thinking in school. They want dummies, dummies, dummies who give a flying f*ck about Kim/Kanye's moronic offspring and hurry off to Best Buy for a new twitter phone with their EBT card. We are producing a nation of facebookers who would pander to that inanity instead of having a job. You could write the same column everyday.

Posted by: madamex at January 02, 2013 06:57 PM (1zsKV)

98 I maintain that even without the whole Benghazi thing, questions about her health and whereabouts were justified.

A sitting Secretary of State was completely out of the public eye for over 3 weeks. We had no reports on her from anyone but that flunky Philippe Reines, a government employee. We had no medical reports on her from any of her doctors or the hospital until yesterday.

Three weeks. For all we knew, she could have been dead, being held hostage, or kidnapped with whereabouts unknown.

This is not how a responsible government behaves. Forgetting the Benghazi testimony, it is still disgraceful that the public wasn't given information.

Posted by: Miss Marple at January 02, 2013 06:57 PM (GoIUi)

99 Here are some of the titles Stalin was comfortable with (according to Wikipedia):

Coryphaeus of Science
Father of Nations
Brilliant Genius of Humanity
Great Architect of Communism
Gardener of Human Happiness

Now, if such titles can, and should be applied to a Dead White Man, wouldn't it be racist to consider Obama anything less than a god?

So you see, it's all quite reasonable. You racists.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 02, 2013 06:57 PM (8hrco)

100 We are witnessing the birth of Our New Aristocracy.

That's all the French revolution was and it is worth remembering. Rarely do people fight for an ideal against their own interests. It's happened several times in America, but that is exceedingly rare. Most revolutions are fought to exchange one ruling class for another.

"Because people are willing to trade the truth for a lie. I am beginning

to think that the natural bent of man is not towards freedom, but

towards slavery. Either to hold power over slaves, or to be a slave

oneself."


Lafayette approached Washington after the American revolution and asked about the slaves. Opposition to slavery was a very fashionable position and only the entrenchment of it in the south kept it going in the era of the enlightenment. Let me paraphrase what Washington said, "But who will do the work that they do?"

Sound familiar?

Posted by: AmishDude at January 02, 2013 06:58 PM (T0NGe)

101 What signs should we look for?

When they actually try to confiscate firearms on a widespread basis, you'll know the takeover is complete.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 02, 2013 06:58 PM (69Mdf)

102 OT, but NYT bathhouser Paul Krugman is miffed at Preezy Cakeboy for the tax deal and upcoming cuts debate. Link in nick. ~snicker~

Posted by: eureka! at January 02, 2013 06:58 PM (HPRku)

103 Kathleen Parker? The same Kathleen Parker who
bragged about LEADING the character assassination of Sarah Palin? (in
this video: http://tinyurl.com/ady84tz ) That Kathleen Parker?


Posted by: ol_dirty_/b/tard at January 02, 2013 06:55 PM (KSjsb)


K-Pork's husband doesn't stare at Rodham's ass and momentarily happily forget to whom he's married.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny 2013 return tour?) at January 02, 2013 06:58 PM (iJ7yM)

104 A coryphaeus would be some sort of chant or dance leader.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 02, 2013 06:59 PM (8hrco)

105
What surprised me is how much time is taken up in here thinking about cooter.



Posted by: The Blood Clot in Hillary's Head at January 02, 2013 06:59 PM (UgFxe)

106 I wish that fat old alcoholic cunt nothing but the worst in the new year

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 02, 2013 06:59 PM (HDgX3)

107 "This is a dangerous moment. I keep saying this, but I do think Tyranny is in the air."

You know what else indicates such foul air? The run to gun-grabbing/confiscating and the death-wishing of those who accept the 2nd Amdt.

The tyrants and their useful idiots are relentlessly trying to deny you your speech and arms. The Fundamental Transforming is progressing well.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at January 02, 2013 06:59 PM (eHIJJ)

108 Things will either keep going in the present direction of they won't.

Things will either get worse or get better.

Flip a coin. Those Democrats/liberals that might be waking up to the internal contradictions in their own party's avowed ideas will either vote Republican in 2016 or they won't.

Who can know the future? Get some points and chart a graph. Or look what has happened to Argentina in the the last 80 years - because that is our fate. We have too many natural riches and resources to become Greece or Italy or any of the other PIIGS. But the collectivist onslaught will continue, because people would rather be lazy than work, which is why things will get worse instead of better, and we will continue to go down hill, and anyone that thinks a slew of Democrats will "wake up" and vote Republican in 2016 is not aware of what many people believe.

Some day in the future, a bunch of trading nations will decide that the US Dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency. On that day, we will suddenly be much, much poorer, because our Treasury will no longer be able to print dollars and back them with thin air. On that day, our economy will really crash. And it could come within the next few years.

It won't be China calling in our debt. It will be China leading the world to a new trading paradigm away from the Dollar as the world's reserve currency.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes.... at January 02, 2013 07:00 PM (Md8Uo)

109 I really am developing a strong hatred and contempt for my fellow citizens. Of the 52% variety.

Posted by: LGoPs at January 02, 2013 07:00 PM (4x8W0)

110 104
OT, but NYT bathhouser Paul Krugman is miffed at Preezy Cakeboy for the
tax deal and upcoming cuts debate. Link in nick. ~snicker~


Posted by: eureka! at January 02, 2013 06:58 PM (HPRku)

______________
It's amazing isn't it? The left got 99.5% of what it wanted. And they are still angry. To them victory will only come when we're in gulags.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 02, 2013 07:00 PM (HDgX3)

111 OT, but NYT bathhouser Paul Krugman is miffed at Preezy Cakeboy for the tax deal and upcoming cuts debate. Link in nick. ~snicker~

Sweet fuck can we please have a post that leads with a picture of this tubby retard stroking his pussy. drudge had it way back.

funniest shit ever.

Posted by: Prescient11 at January 02, 2013 07:01 PM (tVTLU)

112 I maintain that even without the whole Benghazi thing, questions about her health and whereabouts were justified.

A
sitting Secretary of State was completely out of the public eye for
over 3 weeks. We had no reports on her from anyone but that flunky
Philippe Reines, a government employee. We had no medical reports on her
from any of her doctors or the hospital until yesterday.

Three weeks. For all we knew, she could have been dead, being held hostage, or kidnapped with whereabouts unknown.

This
is not how a responsible government behaves. Forgetting the Benghazi
testimony, it is still disgraceful that the public wasn't given
information.


I like the theory that Benghazi was where the CIA was doing renditions and if they'd sent it aid, it would have blown the whole operation. This dovetails with today's WaPo story about renditions. (Which are totes awesome when Obama does them!)

If I know the MSM, this story was to soften up the progs so they don't go crazy when the shit hits the fan.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 02, 2013 07:02 PM (T0NGe)

113 94 marmo

except it was flavor aid
Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 9th day of Christmas at January 02, 2013 06:55 PM (GVxQo)


Damnit! Teh SCOAMF can't even poison me with authentic Kool-Aid.

Posted by: Marmo at January 02, 2013 07:03 PM (pcgW1)

114 There's also the fact that it is not unknown for alcoholics to fall and sustain head injuries in somewhat mysterious and vague manners.


I have to agree, this deification of liberal politicians is quite mystifying or it would be if you don't believe, as I do, that this is simply substituting a belief in Government for a belief in God, or the Flying Spaghetti Monster, or whatever. This is the reaction of those who are arbiters of faith to those deemed heretics. And, yes, that conflict never ends well for anyone.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. We're not worthy. at January 02, 2013 07:03 PM (Gk3SS)

115 When did this movie come out and did Ace like it?

Posted by: dogfish at January 02, 2013 07:03 PM (N2yhW)

116 Whatever Hillary has, she seems to be a carrier. Every time I look at her the blood flow to my head decreases too. And judging by the lengths Bill went to keep from getting into bed with her I would say he was not immune from the effect either.

Moving on... let's shut this government thingy down when we get the chance here in a month or so. It's not like we've got anything better to do. If we are dancing the last dance on the deck of the Titanic we might as well make it a jig. It's not like we have anything better to do.

And nothing short of half-off at the whorehouse would tickle me more than reading all of the wailing and gnashing of teeth in the media. In their minds it would be as if the gates of heaven had been shuttered.

Posted by: Voluble at January 02, 2013 07:03 PM (qYvEa)

117 "113 OT, but NYT bathhouser Paul Krugman is miffed at Preezy Cakeboy for the tax deal and upcoming cuts debate. Link in nick. ~snicker~

Sweet fuck can we please have a post that leads with a picture of this tubby retard stroking his pussy. drudge had it way back.

funniest shit ever.

Posted by: Prescient11 at January 02, 2013 07:01 PM (tVTLU) "

Troll classier.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 02, 2013 07:03 PM (8hrco)

118 @97

No, the stimulus is baked into the cake.

Blanket percentage cuts are necessary because I do not want to get into the weeds of having to decide on each and every program funding level or worker salary.


We are in a crisis and drastic measures and strong medicine are called for.


Posted by: General Woundwort at January 02, 2013 07:03 PM (RrD4h)

119 I see someone already beat me to that punchline.

Posted by: dogfish at January 02, 2013 07:03 PM (N2yhW)

120 >>>but we know of not a single person still living on earth who is by definiton incapable of either sin

Thank you for that. Really.

Respect.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose is Shrugging at January 02, 2013 07:04 PM (0q2P7)

121
It's beer thirty!


Then again, it's always beer thirty in here.




when it isn't scotch o'clock.

Posted by: The Blood Clot in Hillary's Head at January 02, 2013 07:04 PM (UgFxe)

122 There should be an evening thread that summarizes all of the day's threads.

Posted by: dogfish at January 02, 2013 07:04 PM (N2yhW)

123 "116 Nah, he should have held out for the 250,000 limit.

Sellout.

Posted by: Jon at January 02, 2013 07:03 PM (jKeMG) "

Is that the number of men your mom has been with?

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 02, 2013 07:05 PM (8hrco)

124
I feel like I must be the only person left on the planet who thinks the Clintons are the sleaziest, most venal, and most dishonest couple to ever occupy the Whitehouse. They both belong in jail.
And they're BOTH treated like they're the f--king Pope.
We really have lost our minds and our souls.

Posted by: Sam In VA at January 02, 2013 07:05 PM (YCvRs)

125 MUMR:

Fuck off for the last time, idiot.

Posted by: Prescient11 at January 02, 2013 07:05 PM (tVTLU)

126 117 There's also the fact that it is not unknown for alcoholics to fall and sustain head injuries in somewhat mysterious and vague manners.

That subdural hematoma is the ghost of Vince Foster.

Posted by: madamex at January 02, 2013 07:05 PM (1zsKV)

127 My husband has been spending too much time actually reading what his idiot Obamabot siblings are ranting about.

I just called Kathleen Parker a whore and he was offended.

If my husband turns, I'm out of here. I'd rather die in the marshes and be eaten by gators.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 07:06 PM (UOM48)

128 Blanket percentage cuts are necessary because I do not want to get into
the weeds of having to decide on each and every program funding level or
worker salary.


Do it in proportion to the number of lawyers in the agency.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 02, 2013 07:06 PM (T0NGe)

129 The debate I'm watching in the coming weeks is the one regarding religious liberty. Will Americans be denied the most basic right found in the Constitution, upon which our country was founded? If freedom of conscience is found to be of lesser value than a government tax provision to provide a consumer product, then I will know we are done for.

The argument is not about a pill. It is not about health care. It is about what is pre-eminent? The State? or the individual conscience? To whom is our allegience? God or Obama?


If it is the State, then we have thrown it all away. To paraphrase the Old Testament, we have exchanged our birthright for a pot of stew.

Posted by: mama winger, former RNC donor at January 02, 2013 07:06 PM (P6QsQ)

130 prescient11

why don't you? seriously troll...go away...you've been told about three or four billion times......

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 9th day of Christmas at January 02, 2013 07:06 PM (GVxQo)

131 Again, I await the genius moves that would actually
be politically viable in real people adult world, rather than our
personal 100% wishes which we can all agree are the right way to go.
Just when we are in power, not one house of congress.



Posted by: Prescient11 at January 02, 2013 06:39 PM (tVTLU)



We fall on our sword and vote "No." Let it go into sequestration, and MAKE THE PEOPLE EAT THE MEAL THEY PICKED!


The population BADLY needs a massive tax increase to wake them the fuck up! The Governmental Drug Addict BADLY needs to go without it's fix!

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at January 02, 2013 07:06 PM (bb5+k)

132 "128 MUMR:

Fuck off for the last time, idiot.

Posted by: Prescient11 at January 02, 2013 07:05 PM (tVTLU) "

I'll think about it. Now, try being stupider.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 02, 2013 07:06 PM (8hrco)

133 good writing, ace. Saint Obama and Mother Clinton hero worshipping is especially scary because they're basically totalitarians.

Posted by: joeindc44 thought the new bond movie sucked ass too at January 02, 2013 07:07 PM (3zQJl)

134 Hey, this looks kinda interesting -- al Jazeera has acquired Current TV. You know, the network/cable channel that Al Gore founded.

I'm not making this up.

http://tinyurl.com/ayr58ze (SF Gate article)

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 02, 2013 07:07 PM (ccXZP)

135 We really have lost our minds and our souls.
Posted by: Sam In VA at January 02, 2013 07:05 PM (YCvRs)

I have been thinking that one of the things that makes life truly rich is grandchildren, and Chelsea isn't putting out. Can you imagine being as old as Bill Clinton and the highlight of your day is still chasing tail? There is no true richness in a life like that.

Posted by: madamex at January 02, 2013 07:08 PM (1zsKV)

136 "134 Ho-ho! "Your mama" jokes!

Go ahead and hold the country hostage with the debt limit like you did last time. That worked out so well for all of us, especially the GOP.

Posted by: Jon at January 02, 2013 07:06 PM (jKeMG) "

Son, your mama is no laughing matter.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 02, 2013 07:08 PM (8hrco)

137
Subdural Hematoma is my name.


But my friends call me- Drunky Bumps.

Posted by: The Blood Clot in Hillary's Head at January 02, 2013 07:08 PM (UgFxe)

138 I feel like I must be the only person left on the
planet who thinks the Clintons are the sleaziest, most venal, and most
dishonest couple to ever occupy the Whitehouse.

Posted by: Sam In VA at January 02, 2013 07:05 PM (YCvRs)


No; not even close. I sometimes get disappointed when some of my fellow morons act like they think that because Slick obsesses on cooter he's just like us; but I ultimately come to the conclusion that they were just joking about trusting that worthless son of a whore.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny 2013 return tour?) at January 02, 2013 07:09 PM (iJ7yM)

139 Mr. Write:

Not to uber nerd it up here or anything, but just finished with the Game of Thrones series, except for the last couple of chapters after that shocking event.

Anyway, the dwarf was ruminating on the subject of man and slavery, and essentially said that 99.5% of men, when given the choice between being a slave and death, will choose slavery.

I thought that was very important indeed. A slave can always try to physically resist and kill the master, but almost always this will fail and the slave will die. Hence to live is to remain a slave.

Much like Milgram's obedience expirements. Just cause some dude with a fucking white lab coat told people to, a shocking % of test subjects would literally hold a heart patients arm on electroshocks, as the poor guy would scream and cry that his heart hurt him.

Again, a shit ton of people forcibly held what they were told was a "heart patient's" arm on ELECTROSHOCK, over his crying and begging to stop, simply because some schmuck in a white lab coat told them to.

That is scary shit.

Posted by: Prescient11 at January 02, 2013 07:09 PM (tVTLU)

140
y, this looks kinda interesting -- al Jazeera has acquired Current TV. You know, the network/cable channel that Al Gore founded.

I'm not making this up.

http://tinyurl.com/ayr58ze (SF Gate article).......................


You don't say.............

Posted by: Molly k. at January 02, 2013 07:09 PM (qEd4y)

141 Meh. What is there to say, other than that we're moving into a post-reality world? Perception is more important than reality in shaping political and social attitudes, and the liberal media's hammerlock on the ability to conclusively, overwhelmingly shape attitudes has never been more secure due to their permanent, unrecoverable conquest of social media and its delivery methods. It's all dystopia from here on out, in a way.

Posted by: Jeff B. at January 02, 2013 07:09 PM (/COnL)

142 LOL @ Current!

If I were al Jazeera, I'd pitch it and just use the platform to do English-language al Jazeera broadcasts wherever Current is now.

At least Keith Olbermann must be enjoying their demise.

Where is he now, anyway?

Posted by: AmishDude at January 02, 2013 07:10 PM (T0NGe)

143 I've had a couple of concussions in my lifetime and never clot a brain got.

Posted by: Marmo at January 02, 2013 07:10 PM (pcgW1)

144 I will also note, for the umpteenth time, that we are seeing why the Founders, and Washington in particular, were concerned about factions. A point gets reached where your faction winning becomes more important than anything, like following a sports team. I do not claim immunity, though I'd never campaign for a Republican (mainly because I never would give a blank check of character reference for much of anyone. But I would bring them to your attention.).

And yes, I do think the Progs are more at fault. "He said, she said", I know, but I do. They really like turning the screws when they can, because they think they have a universal genius card, and are offended when they are thwarted, so when they finally get unthwarted, they get you back. I think we are seeing this with Hobby Lobby (meanwhile, I understand the pot-clubs started opening in Colorado. Once the DoJ is done ruining Hobby Lobby, perhaps they could look into the more-liberal oriented law flouting.)

I will note that the actual number of universal geniuses on the planet is probably fairly small.

Posted by: J. at January 02, 2013 07:10 PM (ymoYN)

145 mama winger @ 132

That just about nails it. Exactly.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes.... at January 02, 2013 07:10 PM (Md8Uo)

146 Posted by: Prescient11 at January 02, 2013 07:09 PM (tVTLU)

What?

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 02, 2013 07:10 PM (8hrco)

147 "Blanket percentage cuts are necessary because I do not want to get into the weeds of having to decide on each and every program funding level or worker salary."

Ding ding ding. Instead of having an impossible debate with a bunch of intransigent pols bent on protecting their sacred cows, we just cut everything. That was sequestration's biggest strength: real cuts across the board.

Posted by: Jordan at January 02, 2013 07:11 PM (Hz1zc)

148

what are you doing supporting Hollywood?

fuck them

I dont pay[/] to see their movies. Theyre not getting any money from me.

Do Not Support The Left.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 02, 2013 07:11 PM (3uCpJ)

149 phoenixgirl:

Another great post. keep your excellent contributions flowing.

Posted by: Prescient11 at January 02, 2013 07:12 PM (tVTLU)

150 >>>If my husband turns, I'm out of here.

I'm sorry to hear that D'Oh. The transition to drone is pervasive, and usually starts presenting as passive aggressiveness. Eventually if left untreated it manifests as full bile spewing. Some cases go into a rare complication of liberatus trollstus where they become sensitive to light, and move to the basement. There is no known treatment for that.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose is Shrugging at January 02, 2013 07:13 PM (0q2P7)

151 MUMR:

Milgram's obedience experiments were done after WWII because I guess the guy wanted to study why people would follow the nazis so blindly and do such horrible things to their fellow man.

Very interesting stuff. And very scary indeed.

Posted by: Prescient11 at January 02, 2013 07:13 PM (tVTLU)

152 Here you go, Prescient

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Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 02, 2013 07:14 PM (piMMO)

153 155
Yeah, Hollywood is gonna be gone soon. Just like Castro fizzled out in the late 60s!



Unskew reality!

Posted by: Jon at January 02, 2013 07:13 PM (jKeMG



Unscrew your head out of your ass, idiot.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 07:14 PM (UOM48)

154 This is a dangerous moment. I keep saying this, but I do think Tyranny is in the air. When the press decides that our Dear Leaders are above suspicion, and any suspicion is evidence of both mental illness and treason simultaneously, we're living on the cusp of Chavez-like times.

Yep. I hate to say it but I fear that lots of people are going to die if this continues. By the boxcar load IYKWIM.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at January 02, 2013 07:14 PM (QupBk)

155 "155 Yeah, Hollywood is gonna be gone soon. Just like Castro fizzled out in the late 60s!

Unskew reality!

Posted by: Jon at January 02, 2013 07:13 PM (jKeMG) "

So, which would you say is better: Hollywood or Castro?

Which one are you more proud of?

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 02, 2013 07:14 PM (8hrco)

156 To whomever is improving Jon's posts, well done....

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 02, 2013 07:15 PM (ccXZP)

157 I'd suspect Jon is Sean Penn, but he writes better.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 07:15 PM (UOM48)

158 Dad always said I had the softest hands. Sometimes he meant it as an insult. Sometimes a compliment. It depended on what I was doing with them.
Posted by: Jon at January 02, 2013 07:10 PM (jKeMG)


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eew Eww! EEWW!!!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 02, 2013 07:15 PM (piMMO)

159 Posted by: Jordan at January 02, 2013 07:11 PM (Hz1zc)

Shut the fuck up. You voted for the innumerate fuckhead who tripled the deficit. Stop pretending to be some kind of fiscal hawk, you demented cock.

Posted by: Waterhouse at January 02, 2013 07:15 PM (+2bO+)

160 My God, it's full of...Trolls.

Posted by: Preciously Prescient at January 02, 2013 07:16 PM (NL15p)

161 "157 MUMR:

Milgram's obedience experiments were done after WWII because I guess the guy wanted to study why people would follow the nazis so blindly and do such horrible things to their fellow man.

Very interesting stuff. And very scary indeed.

Posted by: Prescient11 at January 02, 2013 07:13 PM (tVTLU) "

So why do you do such horrible things to your fellow man?

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 02, 2013 07:16 PM (8hrco)

162 Seems like everything sucks now. No hope of anything good happening of any consequence for the foreseeable future.

Posted by: Dan at January 02, 2013 07:16 PM (/7gN/)

163 And now that I read the comments I see that I add nothing new. The moron horde is swift to make points.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at January 02, 2013 07:16 PM (QupBk)

164 Never really felt one way or another about Cuba.

Posted by: Jon at January 02, 2013 07:15 PM (jKeMG



Well, that pretty much says it all, doesn't it sweetie? Bless your heart.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 07:17 PM (UOM48)

165 Bias? Yeah, I had a set on my old pickup. Now to bereading comments.

Posted by: Pecan Scandi at the wheel at January 02, 2013 07:18 PM (unDG7)

166 Castro has been the dictator of Cuba for almost my entire life. The mills of God grind slow indeed.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at January 02, 2013 07:18 PM (QupBk)

167 It's palinsteele isn't it?

Posted by: toby928© for TB at January 02, 2013 07:19 PM (QupBk)

168 "174 Many caribbean nations are crap, Cuba's just one of them.

Sucks for those who live there, but I think of Americans first.

Posted by: Jon at January 02, 2013 07:18 PM (jKeMG)"

When trying to decide what country to shit on?

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 02, 2013 07:19 PM (8hrco)

169 So far this year, meaning the last two days, Hobby Lobby has accumulated fines of 2.8 million dollars for refusing to bend the knee to Caesar.

2.8 million. For not providing abortion drugs. As if that's a criminal act of a heinous nature.

Posted by: mama winger, former RNC donor at January 02, 2013 07:19 PM (P6QsQ)

170 I just finished Game of Thrones. Which means I really am prescient, since the fookin lazy fatass who writes the series is still fifteen books away from the finish line.

Posted by: Preciously Prescient's Perfectly Pierced Prolapse at January 02, 2013 07:19 PM (NL15p)

171 Patti Page, aged 85, died today.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 02, 2013 07:20 PM (ccXZP)

172 Thanks NDH!!!!

Perfect, I need to figure out how to set that to my screensaver!!!

This is the full blown retard that wants to run (ruin) the greatest economy in the world.

Posted by: Prescient11 at January 02, 2013 07:20 PM (tVTLU)

173 al jazeera/Current tv thread up

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 02, 2013 07:20 PM (piMMO)

174 Hey trolls. You WON! We are demoralized and in full retreat. If you are still trolling it means you REALLY ARE A LOSER, who has a hollow empty life filled only with the 2 minute hate hardon you get by trolling. GET HELP! If you can't stop the trolling now, then you can't stop period. You need professional help and a real life.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose is Shrugging at January 02, 2013 07:20 PM (0q2P7)

175 Ah, my bad. I read that as:

"I think of America first."

I guess writing those words would hurt too much.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 02, 2013 07:21 PM (8hrco)

176 This is a good main blog post, especially by Internet standards. But it could have been summarized in 5 words: Leftism is a mental disorder.

Posted by: Tsar Nicholas II at January 02, 2013 07:21 PM (pmsMR)

177 So far this year, meaning the last two days, Hobby Lobby has accumulated fines of 2.8 million dollars for refusing to bend the knee to Caesar.

2.8 million. For not providing abortion drugs. As if that's a criminal act of a heinous nature.

****

They have become on of my favorite stores. It might be time to drop some more cash in there.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 02, 2013 07:21 PM (piMMO)

178
The only thing republicans have going for them is that they are on the correct side of almost every issue. The problem is the national "leaders" of the republican party can't articulate an argument to save their lives.
Elections that take place on the State and local level can still be won.... as we can plainly see with 30.....30! republican governors and 24.... 24!...republican governors with a statehouse and state senate majority!

The national MSM focuses on the presidential race and select house and senate races..... the leftys in the MSM are too busy carrying Obamas water ( hiding the horrible unemployment numbers, ignoring the debt, ignoring ff and Benghazi etc etc ) to destroy the republicans success at the state level.....

Republicans have to implement state level reforms...... we need school vouchers in those 24 states with all republican control.We have to deminish the ability of the teachers unions to indoctrinate children.
We need welfare reform in all 24 states with republican control. We need to end voter fraud in those 24 states.....
We need to gut the unions in the statehouses.... no public employees should be union members....

The time is ripe for state experimentation.... Let Federalism be tried again..... red state by red state. It's the only chance we have right now as the national "leaders" in the republican party are getting crushed by the leftys in the media and due to their own incompetence.

Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin at January 02, 2013 07:21 PM (7SgIa)

179 mama winger, I will be shocked if it isn't the State. I have already concluded it is over. I have seen nothing to that indicate it isn't already over ...Weeping Boner and a majority of Congress still sailing the good ship Financial Ruin, god Obama re-elected, Chief Justice Turncoat selling out the Constitution... Seems to me that even your item has already been compromised, at least by 2/3rd of federal government. States are our last hope and frankly, they too aren't taking the hard stand that at this point is necessary.

Posted by: dogfish at January 02, 2013 07:22 PM (N2yhW)

180 @184 doesn't it usually take you six paragraphs per post to expound your peevishly potentious pap?

Posted by: Preciously Prescient's Perfectly Pierced Prolapse at January 02, 2013 07:23 PM (NL15p)

181
Ding ding ding. Instead of having an impossible
debate with a bunch of intransigent pols bent on protecting their sacred
cows, we just cut everything. That was sequestration's biggest
strength: real cuts across the board.

Posted by: Jordan at January 02, 2013 07:11 PM (Hz1zc)


Yup. Establish it as an actual fact, and it becomes more plausible if it has to be done again. Plus the Tax rates going up for everyone will make people more AWARE of the fact the government spends foolishly and on crap they don't need.


Posted by: DiogenesLamp at January 02, 2013 07:23 PM (bb5+k)

182 I'm such a big winner that I come to a place where I'm not wanted on New Years Eve and try to hang out with everyone.

Posted by: Jordan at January 02, 2013 07:23 PM (Hz1zc)

183 Gay constituency voted for ubama because they know something.

Posted by: EROWMER at January 02, 2013 07:23 PM (kxlCQ)

184 "184 This is a good main blog post, especially by Internet standards. But it could have been summarized in 5 words: Leftism is a mental disorder.

Posted by: Tsar Nicholas II at January 02, 2013 07:21 PM (pmsMR) "

I think I liked Ace's rendition better.

(No need to follow in the footsteps of the followers of Lenin.)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 02, 2013 07:24 PM (8hrco)

185 I'm glad Jon is here. He makes me look smarterer.

Posted by: Jordan at January 02, 2013 07:24 PM (Hz1zc)

186 Yep. I hate to say it but I fear that lots of people are going to die if this continues. By the boxcar load IYKWIM.

Posted by: toby928 at January 02, 2013 07:14 PM (QupBk)


And I am slowly warming to the idea that this might be necessary, but not in the manner that the Communist intend.

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at January 02, 2013 07:25 PM (bb5+k)

187 "189 America first, baby. Seriously, screw the middle east, cuba poland, france, etc. Even israel can take a hike.

America is #1 for me. Why the hell should I care about cuba more than haiti, for example.

Posted by: Jon at January 02, 2013 07:23 PM (jKeMG) "

Why are you still here?

(Ok, how does Socialism/Leftism help America?)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 02, 2013 07:27 PM (8hrco)

188 Jordan,

You are joking right. The greatest myth besides bigfoot was the debt under Reagan.

Here's a hint johnny, put the fucking Fed funds rate at 13% and see what happens to our debt.

Spending and revenues under Reagan WERE FUCKING BALANCED. It was an outta control Fed that jacked interest rates such that our debt payments were out of whack.

The same fucking genius that sold all the nation's silver for less than 50 cents an ounce.

Awesome.

Posted by: Prescient11 at January 02, 2013 07:27 PM (tVTLU)

189 it's too bad I had to ban Jon, because the rewritten posts were simply outstanding.]

but feel free to keep writing "jon" posts, whoever did hte brown snowmen!

Posted by: ace at January 02, 2013 07:27 PM (LCRYB)

190 Just cut it all.

Like I said, this statement would be more believable if you hadn't voted for the spendthrift shithead who tripled the deficit.

In other words, you're a lying little fuck.

Posted by: Waterhouse at January 02, 2013 07:27 PM (+2bO+)

191

a 'spendthrift' is a stingey person

Opposite of Obama

recheck your thesaurus

Posted by: soothsayer at January 02, 2013 07:35 PM (3uCpJ)

192 adjective 2. wastefully extravagant; prodigal.

Posted by: Waterhouse at January 02, 2013 07:36 PM (+2bO+)

193 You think there's something funny about brown snowmen?! Honky.

Posted by: The Mighty Revvin' Rev. Al Sharpton at January 02, 2013 07:38 PM (UtRRj)

194
I believe that it is high time to simply state the cause of our disdainfor the status quo and simply spend our money elsewhere. Stop buying goods and services from those whose buy advertising from the SCUM mouthpiece of your choice and spend your money, time and efforts supporting or patronizing other businesses.

Tell them fuck off and die, and let them know why. They'll cry and curse but in the end the loss of revenue will drive theminto the dust. Especially the politicians....

Secondly, we have to retake the school system or we have to divest school tax money from that system to support private schools.All of this can be done locally.

Posted by: crotchetyoldjarhead at January 02, 2013 07:39 PM (ssWGZ)

195 "Like I said, this statement would be more believable if you hadn't voted for the spendthrift shithead who tripled the deficit."

*shrug*

Believe it or not. No skin off my nose. My opinion on spending cuts has never changed. Don't get lost in endless debate, just pick a number and cut everything, from defense to entitlements. If the process is fair and bipartisan and results in lower yearly deficits, I can live with it.

Posted by: Jordan at January 02, 2013 07:41 PM (Hz1zc)

196 Don't get lost in endless debate, just pick a number and cut everything, from defense to entitlements.

That's why you voted for the guy who showed you he isn't remotely serious about cutting anything.

Maybe cut back on the weed there a bit, so you don't look like a total shit-for-brains, champ.

Posted by: Waterhouse at January 02, 2013 07:43 PM (+2bO+)

197
moment. I keep saying this, but I do think Tyranny is in the air.

>>> Fine with me. As I've been saying, plenty of us will never go first, but we're waiting for a good reason.

Posted by: trump at January 02, 2013 07:44 PM (F8Lnm)

198 "That's why you voted for the guy who showed you he isn't remotely serious about cutting anything."

Same could be said of Reagan and Bush. No cuts, just monumental increases in the deficit. Since neither party seems serious about cutting spending, I vote my conscience on social issues, where I agree closely with libertarians and the left.

Posted by: Jordan at January 02, 2013 07:46 PM (Hz1zc)

199
really?

i always thought it meant cheap person

Posted by: soothsayer at January 02, 2013 07:47 PM (3uCpJ)

200 You're high right now, aren't you?

Posted by: toby928© for TB at January 02, 2013 07:52 PM (QupBk)

201 "200 You're high right now, aren't you?"

Soon. Soon. I'm wearing my Mark Ingram jersey every day until the game.

Posted by: Jordan at January 02, 2013 07:53 PM (Hz1zc)

202 Same could be said of Reagan and Bush.

Reagan and Bush weren't running, stoner.

Posted by: Waterhouse at January 02, 2013 07:57 PM (+2bO+)

203 "Reagan and Bush weren't running, stoner."

Bush tripled the deficit in his first term. Reagan more than doubled it. Want to prove to me Republicans are still the party home for fiscal conservatives: ELECT ONE.

Posted by: Jordan at January 02, 2013 08:00 PM (Hz1zc)

204 Bush tripled the deficit in his first term. Reagan more than doubled it.

Uh, to repeat: Reagan and Bush weren't running, you fucking stoner retard.

Posted by: Waterhouse at January 02, 2013 08:01 PM (+2bO+)

205 "Uh, to repeat: Reagan and Bush weren't running, you fucking stoner retard."

Let me connect the dots: presuming you voted Republican in 2004, you too voted for a spendthrift shithead who tripled the deficit. And my shithead at least has a hook shot.

Posted by: Jordan at January 02, 2013 08:05 PM (Hz1zc)

206 I'll admit it.

I hate the bitch.

Sue me.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at January 02, 2013 08:10 PM (B/ap2)

207 And my shithead at least has a hook shot.

Posted by: Jordan at January 02, 2013 08:05 PM (Hz1zc)



I wouldn't bet on it.

...and my shithead can actually fly an aircraft instead of spending a entire presidency on one.

....going on vacation.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at January 02, 2013 08:13 PM (B/ap2)

208 Posted by: mama winger, former RNC donor at January 02, 2013 07:06 PM (P6QsQ)

Porridge tastes so good of a morning.

Our putative leaders sold us out years ago because they all live in gated communities , have exempted themselves from basic laws that enslave the rest of us, and view the Constitution as an impediment to their power.

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 02, 2013 08:13 PM (Cnqmv)

209 "Let me connect the dots: presuming you voted Republican in 2004, you too
voted for a spendthrift shithead who tripled the deficit. And my
shithead at least has a hook shot"

No conservative applauds the profligacy of GWB's administration. He was, however, a penny-pincher compared to your drunken sailor.

Posted by: ToursLepantoVienna at January 02, 2013 08:16 PM (miAG4)

210 "Let me connect the dots: presuming you voted Republican in 2004, you too

voted for a spendthrift shithead who tripled the deficit. And my

shithead at least has a hook shot"

________________________________

What, exactly, other than defense, were the Democrats proposing to cut in 2004?

Posted by: Alec Leamas at January 02, 2013 08:29 PM (Nfpnr)

211
Same could be said of Reagan and Bush. No cuts, just monumental
increases in the deficit. Since neither party seems serious about
cutting spending, I vote my conscience on social issues, where I agree
closely with libertarians and the left.

_____________________________

Another asshole who pretends that the Soviet Union was going to lie down and let us scratch its belly all on its own.

Posted by: Alec Leamas at January 02, 2013 08:31 PM (Nfpnr)

212 Let me connect the dots

Let me type slowly - you had a
choice in 2012 between a business guy with a running mate specifically
chosen to address fiscal issues, and a shitbrick who in 2008 lied to
your stupid fucking face about the debt being of utmost importance, and
proceeded to bake in $800 billion dollars of spending and
trillion+-dollar deficits as the new normal.

Don't pretend you give a rat's fucking ass about spending cuts now. In
an election all about fiscal sanity, you voted against it.

Posted by: Waterhouse at January 02, 2013 08:40 PM (+2bO+)

213 And your shithead famously throws up bricks, and rode the pine in Hawaii, FFS.

Posted by: Waterhouse at January 02, 2013 08:43 PM (+2bO+)

214 P,lase, sir, have you no shame. Everybody knows this concussion was a delayed reaction to being accidentally bumped on the noggin by one of the DC Park Service while they investigated (in an otherwise completely professional manner) the death of Vince Foster. These things happen!

Posted by: Electric at January 02, 2013 09:01 PM (zgur8)

215 Brilliant piece.

Posted by: Beef at January 02, 2013 09:23 PM (mb1uj)

216 Let's be clear. My first reaction when I saw the concussion story was "Clever her. That witch will do anything to get out of testifying." Which is still to some extent my reaction to hearing about the blood clot. And will still be to some extent my reaction if she dies at this point. Fair? Probably not entirely. But Bill and Hillary Clinton and their entourage were a long time the undefeated, undisputed champs at coming up with audacious ways to avoid undesired legal entanglements, and they're still forces to be reckoned with. And Hillary is (pending John Forbes Munster's confirmation) working for (and in this particular case at common purposes with) the current champions, Team Obama. So no, I don't trust any of these people any further than I can throw Chris Christie.

Posted by: Rich Fader at January 02, 2013 09:58 PM (5NLcW)

217
"The first thing we do is kill all the lawyers journalists. Then we go after the lawyers."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2013 10:40 PM (4u2LN)

218
HeMass media is owned by the largest conglomerates they ate interested only in shareholder value

Posted by: occam at January 02, 2013 10:46 PM (cJeOa)

219 Ace is still looking for someone to blame for November looks like the usual suspects

Posted by: occam at January 02, 2013 10:49 PM (cJeOa)

220 Try "Just Facts Daily" dot com. Interesting alternative to the usual Marxist craptastic "fact-checking" sites.

Found in the Comments at Forbes.

Posted by: beverly at January 02, 2013 10:54 PM (AtjNT)

221 The Lioness of Tuzla has been blessed by the Nobel Peace Prize wiinning, two-time Grammy Award-winning, planet-healing Lightworker! Tremble, and believe her every word!

Posted by: The Lightworker at January 02, 2013 11:05 PM (7UXGr)

222 On the radio news today, angry, angry news about how the GOP wouldn't pass Sandy money...then interview with DC resident who said "Honestly, why do we even have Congress anymore." (paraphrased.)

Scary. Very scary.

Also, journalists should realize why there was a delay and have had at least one clip from that side, but they did not.

Later Medved explained why they were delaying - Alaska fisheries money.

Whoever put that in or let it get in should be blamed for riding the coattails of disaster.

Posted by: sexypig at January 02, 2013 11:14 PM (dZQh7)

223 "Let me type slowly - you had a
choice in 2012 between a business guy with a running mate specifically
chosen to address fiscal issues, and a shitbrick who in 2008 lied to
your stupid fucking face about the debt being of utmost importance, and
proceeded to bake in $800 billion dollars of spending and
trillion+-dollar deficits as the new normal.

Don't pretend you give a rat's fucking ass about spending cuts now. In
an election all about fiscal sanity, you voted against it."

THIS.

Posted by: sexypig at January 02, 2013 11:32 PM (dZQh7)

224 I'm here to tell ya, Hitleries maladies will NOT subside until she is free and clear of the BenGazi debacle. She is still trying to recover from that sniper fire that gave her a concussion by a round bouncing off her noggin'. Besides, if Hitlery had anything to hide, she would just testify that she has amnesia. C'mon doubters, you know how this works !
WE ARE GETTING THE GOVERNMENT THE DEPRAVED AND DEGENERATES PROUDLY VOTED FOR !

Posted by: christian at January 03, 2013 12:35 AM (KLIgx)

225 Let me type slowly - you had a choice in 2012 between a business guy with a running mate specifically chosen to address fiscal issues, and a shitbrick who in 2008 lied to your stupid fucking face about the debt being of utmost importance, and proceeded to bake in $800 billion dollars of spending and trillion+-dollar deficits as the new normal.

Don't pretend you give a rat's fucking ass about spending cuts now. In an election all about fiscal sanity, you voted against it.
-
America is importing a third world population, which is increasingly voting for third world government, with the inevitable consequences, including a third world economy on the way. It's one big, ongoing disaster.

This should have been obvious in 2008, even to the Peggy Noonan types.

But it wasn't, because they are on board with whichever side is culturally dominant, and that is the anti-white establishment that continues to support mass immigration despite it having no economic benefits.

In 20012, nobody, however gullible and dumb, had any excuses for voting for Obama. The facts about how he had governed were public property. There were so many people on food stamps that you couldn't hide it (hard though the left wing mass media tried). He didn't try to hide that the next four years were going to be more of the same; he ran on "Big Bird and binders," not an agenda, let alone a different agenda.

Barack Obama won because the winning argument was "cares more about people like me," with "people like me" defined mostly in racial terms as either non-white, or the sort of white-skinned anti-white snob who looks down with contempt on "bitter clingers" and their religion and their guns.

Economic rationality had nothing to do with it, except that it was tossed away as less important compared to the racial / cultural identity politics issue.

This is an early part of the road to turning America into a big Zimbabwe with nukes. Marxism (in whatever modernized form): in. Big man rule: in. White people: out. The economy: collateral damage.

People are choosing this, day by day.

They shouldn't.

Posted by: Chromoly Man at January 03, 2013 12:38 AM (Yg151)

226 Man: reading this Ace rant and many of the moron ick comments, all I can say is this thread is like Ex A in which the Rubecons just ain't gonna win no more federal elections.

Posted by: Rex the Wonder God at January 03, 2013 06:47 AM (21TJo)

227 A lot of people just are here complaining.

I am sick of complaining.

We have to fight the root of our problem: the media.

What are you doing to fight?!

Are we losers or are we fighters? Are you paying for cable to stream garbage to you and your loved ones? Are you boycotting? What are you doing?

Ghettos organized. Are they smarter and more capable than us? If we don't organize and fight we get destroyed.

Posted by: GardenGnome at January 03, 2013 09:16 AM (gvWL9)






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