Pretty good stuff from Michael Steele toay:
“You wear your hat one way. You like to wear it, you know, kind of cocked to the left, you know, because that’s cool out West,” Steele said. “In the Midwest, you guys like to wear it a little bit to the right. In the South, you guys like to wear the brim straight ahead. Now, the Northeast, I wear my hat backwards, you know, because that’s how we roll in the Northeast.”
He left out wearing hats made of tin foil.
All hat, no cattle.
Okay, you’ve convinced me: Michael Steele is an android programmed by Vanilla Ice.
Michael Steele makes me feel “down with it”, and that is saying something.
In the Midwest, we wear our hats brim forward, thank you very much.
Shorter Michael Steele: I’m a cheap whore. Name your price.
Around here, we Roll over Lionel Ritchie with a Tank.
That’s the way we roll.
This is the kind of cutting edge thinking that will restore the GOP to electoral dominance.
Next, Chairman Steele will be starring in a remake of the Starter Hat commercials with DJ Jazzy Jeff.
I wear mine while twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!
I liked their stuff better when they were “Deathtongue”.
It’s official, he’s a complete dipshit.
What an embarrassment.
What a giant pile of stupid.
All foam no beer.
Seriously, was Nixon ever this bad?
I’d say I’d get rid of him, but who do they replace him with?
Oh. Dear. God. This guy has to be listening to that Pat Boone Metal album.
Please keep on talking, Mike. The GOP needs you.
hats? wearing cracker barrels is what is now in vogue.
well, not really, but fun to imagine.
Rolling like a oreo cookie rolls
At long last, after reading Mr. Steele’s bold and incisive comments, I finally know what it’s like to feel completely nonplussed.
And sometimes you wear an onion on your belt, because that’s the style at the time?
They were going to replace him with a Razor Clam but the clam tricked them all out of their lunch money during the job interview.
Now, the Northeast, I wear my hat backwards, you know, because
that’s how we roll in the Northeast.it makes it easier to discern how I hold my hand to my forehead in the shape of an “L”
@SpotWeld: Reminds me of one of my favorite random lines from Blackadder:
In what part of the country do they wear teabags on their heads?
I bet we’re back to “palin’ around with terrorists” by Memorial Day.
How did Steele manage to cover up the big ‘H’ on his forehead?
You are of course aware that some MIT guys found that tinfoil hats actually amplify signals? Whether from aliens or the government.
Of course, none dare call it conspiracy…
He da man! He da man!
The appropriate hat and cover girl for today’s republican party.
All I can think of now when I hear Michael Steele is the dad from Better Off Dead (which will always remain one of my all time faves — it’s something myiq and I could even agree on).
Speaking of hats, I wanted to say something about jaunte chapeau, but then, oh dear, I can’t remember if we’re supposed to hate the French anymore or not. I suppose we could talk about Freedom Hats: they must be big, as big as a tent (just ask Jim DeMint). Okay. Yeah. Freedom Hats. That gets us back on safe ground, then.
Under Nixon anybody in the GOP in a position of authority and visibility who publically embarrassed the party by acting like such a complete moron would have ended up hospitalized after being mysteriously beaten half to death in a dark alley by “leftist goons” who left behind SDS leaflets at the scene of the crime but for some strange reason spoke with Cuban accents and smelled of Marlboros and Aqua Velva.
Geez- Steele is pathetic.
Ah, yes. The new “rebranded” Republican party. Michael Steele is all a dither about restoring the party’s “roots”. Too bad he’s not aware that the glory days he pines for would have him on the outside looking in.
The New GOP motto – “Our country’s problems just come and go, but intolerance lasts forever!”
What about the Republicans who wear hoods? He totally forgot about them.
He’s a spoofer infiltrated into the GOP to bring it down from within.
He’s also one of the more sensible figures the GOP has at its national level.
Which of those two facts is more pathetic?
The GOP isn’t dead.. it’s just quietly muttering to itself in the corner of the activity room of the nursing home.
@Susan Kitchens: I believe McConnell was talking just the other day about how much we hate the French, but that they are way ahead of us on a lot of things, so we should be more like them, not to improve our conditions (since they can’t admit how fucked we are) – I guess just to spite them or something. (eye rolls)
Sargent Herc (to a kid walking down the street): “let me ask you a question, where do you guys get those hats with the bills over the ears like that? I go into all the city stores and the only ones I can find are the ones with the bills in the front.”
Kid: “nah, it’s the same, just turn it sideways on your head”
I’m imagining Michael Steel as Herc.
(The Wire was the best show)
@SpotWeld: That’s a win!
WTF does this mean? To the right…..how? Is that an allusion to conservatism in the Midwest (questionable), and the “straights in the South” a hint at the South’s anti-gay rhetoric?
Can someone translate?
Fucking around in a crap game
Niggas think I’m soft cause now I’m in the rap game
And I don’t hang out as much
Bang out dope cuts
Standing on stage and I’m grabbing my nuts
@Punchy: I think you just put more thought into it than Steele probably did.
J. Michael Neal
Michael Steele very clearly likes mayonnaise.
I can’t wait to hear Steele’s take on the baggy pants ’round your knees phenomenon.
This is silly but is it really report-worthy? When was the last time Politico head-lined some southern senator saying he “didn’t just fall off the turnip truck” or went “hog wild” or a dozen other stupid white person expressions.
Comrade Mary, Would-Be Minion Of Bad Horse
Hey, did you ever wonder about Jughead’s crown-hat? Wonder no more.
mandarama, Eager Minion
Middle of the road, man it stanks
@ trizzlor: fo’ shizzlor…
@Kevin: The difference is the Herc was busting balls while Steele genuinely believes the shit he is selling.
@Comrade Kevin: Arnold Rimmer is cooler than Michael Steele.
MC Steele be big pimpin’ in his backwards jimmy hat and matching douche bags.
Fuck the hat, if I were a republican I’d be wearing a bag over my head.
Comrade Kevin wins the thread for the dope Ice Cube reference.
What if this is the best Michael Steele in all the Multiverse? The “Ace” Steele, as it were?
Doesn’t wearing a hat turned left violate some type of GOP purity pledge?
@Comrade Kevin: Oh no you dih’hint!
God damn it’s a brand new payback
From the straight gangsta mack in straight gansta black
How many muthafuckers got to pay
Went to the shelf and dusted of the AK
Them northeasteners sure get funny tan lines.
The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge
And yet, I spent 2001-2009 saying to myself: “Man, I thought I hated Nixon, but what wouldn’t you give to have Nixon back right now?” That ought to tell you something.
An unhip white guy trying to talk like a hip urban black is sad.
An unhip black guy talking like an unhip white guy trying to talk like a hip urban black guy is sad squared.
The head writer from the Daily Show is moonlighting by writing material for Michael Steele.
Steele simply can’t be this funny on his own.
the RNC owes republicans and black people an apology. why would they do this to other republicans and black people? lol
Nina Blackburn: So, guys, what’s the deal with the hats?
Ice Cold: That’s what NWH is all about. We got a whole hat philosophy, you know what I’m saying? I mean, see, back in the days when there was slaves and stuff, they would work in the hot sun all day, you know, with the sun beating down them. Hatless. I mean, not even a babushka.
Tone Def: Word. Heads totally exposed to the sun.
Ice Cold: You know, so by the time they got back to the plantation from being in all the heat, they was too tired to rebel against their masters, right? So what we saying with Niggaz With Hats is, “Yo, we got some hats now, muh-fuckers.”
Tasty Taste: And we ain’t too tired to bust a cap in yo ass.
“So, were you ‘down’ with the Bush administration’s ransacking of America?”
“People be talking about how the Bushies was all lazy and shit, but you try funneling the funds from a defense contract to your own private Swiss bank account and then go back for the Justice Department kickbacks? That’s some work for your ass right there. But, uh, actually… we was out of town when that shit went down.”
“Word. That dude on TV? He just looked like me!”
He also left out being an asshat.
@canuckistani: Smeggin’ hell!
And my Great Uncle Joe wore his hat home sideways after my parents’ wedding, because he was plastered.
And the beat goes on:
Hispanic Dems furious over GOP terrorism video
More GOP outreach.
So stop sitting on it.
How do you want that explained? If it’s in terms Lister would understand, you may be out of luck.
The Other Steve
John Cole gets quoted by Christian Science Monitor!
The Moar You Know
Michael Steele is a gift from God for Dems. Most of his own party would rather hang him from a lamppost than listen to him, and the rest of us find him an unending source of unintentional comedy.
When did you ever think you’d hear the head of the RNC use the phrase “that’s how we roll?”
We live in such awesome times.
Has anyone ever actually seen Michael Steele wearing a hat? I don’t recall any pics proving he wears one at all, let alone which direction he wears it.
He be da man, even.
I knew someday I’d find the perfect place to post this picture.
Michael Steele gets down
In a land of idiots, Michael Steele is their king.
Isn’t Michael Steele from Maryland? On what map does Maryland sit in the northeast, where apparently folks roll with their hats backwards?
The same map where Putin can loom over Wasilla, Alaska.
I roll d20 + 8 vs. Reflex for 2d4 + 4 damage with my Magic Missile. That’s how I roll.
And I’m still hipper than Michael Steele.
Mike in NC
This is the most amazing thing I’ve read in days:
Former House speaker Newt Gingrich is the author, along with Jackie Gingrich Cushman, of the forthcoming book “5 Principles for a Successful Life: From Our Family to Yours”.
So the Newtster and his third wife really feel they can tell other people how improve their lives? The hypocrisy is just fucking incredible. He’ll be all over Fox flaunting the book, I’m sure.Gingrich/Sanford 2012!
@ftg: Heh, I beat you to it!
I guess his principle for a successful life is to leave his family and join hers.
What are the other 2 principles then?
@ tax analyst: exactly!
us gayz have a piece of conventional wisdom about “straight” guys who wear their ball-caps backwards (hint: the brim gets in the way…). It was mainly directed at frat dudes, but i think it may be quite applicable in this circumstance as well.
Dear Michael Steele, You Stink but I heart U!
Just felt a little boinger-ish today.
If this is the “Ace” Steele of all the universes, I’m gonna get my glove, get my ship and judge the frack out of all those multiverse until there’s no more of this pox on time and space.
Ass-hat? You betchya!
Reminds me of the skateboarding dog cartoon on “The Simpsons” when some cornhole company was trying to look kewl with the tweens.
You know what? It’s time for a coup de grace for the Repukelickin’s.
@slightly_peeved: Oh shit son, straight 4.0 style!
I have no idea what this means *exactly*, but I vaguely understand it’s somehow nerdish and/or geekesque. However, the reference to your “Magic Missile” threw me off a little.
Ah but Mr Steele has a cunning plan !
Oh goodness. I just watched the video on MSNBC. That is just seven kinds of crazy.
The only greater EPIC FAIL I can think of is if Michael Steele said he wanted to “connect to my d00ds in the ‘hood” and put up on YouTube a shot of himself breakdancing in a suit and tie.
Watts had the class and self-respect to quit after the Nth time the RNC tried to parade him around as the Token Negro. I admire him for that. How much longer is Steele going to remain up there on stage making a fool out of himself?
@bago: Whatever. I’m totally quitting the stupid internet.
Here you go.
Steele needs to stop. Just stop.
whatever happened to watts?
I pity da fool!
Hmm, looks like Watts might be getting back into politics…see Wikipedia article
“Hat 2 da back” was a TLC song.
“Hat 2 da back and my pants down real low…”
Y’all remember that don’t you? It is obvious that MC Steele MO D is rocking “Ooooh on the TLC tip.”
Michael Steele is far, far smarter than you people understand. He’s actually a special agent for Sarah Palin, working in secret to guarantee that she wins the 2014 Presidential Election.
And you know what? He’s right — she can’t lose it, so it must be hers to win.
@Lavocat: No, he’s straight outta lynwood.
@Comrade Mary, Would-Be Minion Of Bad Horse:
I wasn’t aware that I was wondering, but I found your link disturbingly interesting. The only time I read Archie comic books was sitting in the orthodontist’s waiting room back in the ’60s–and even then Riverdale seemed like a distant place that time had passed by. But Betty and Veronica were hot.
the first one was fun.
What a goofus.