Tina Turner was right: All we need is life beyond the Thunderdome.
So, you know how some asshat who worked for the Rand Paul campaign straight up stomped on MoveOn activist Lauren Valle’s head? According to Valle, Rand’s limousine pulled up; she walked up to the car to hand him a card; Rand’s security team ran around the car; they tackled her to the ground so that her head was on the curb with her arms behind her back; and, Tim Profitt stomped on her head. HE STOMPED ON HER HEAD.
Valle says that she heard one of Paul’s security team say something about “taking someone out.” [Olbermann interview with Valle after the jump]
Of course the Asshats on the Right are trying to make light of the incident. Rand Paul went on to Fox News (because of course he did) and tried to downplay what had happened. When asked “What was your reaction that folks who were wearing Rand Paul tee shirts and hats treated this woman this way? [First, I think you mean Rand Paul campaign volunteers, not random people off the street sporting “I heart Rand Paul” shirts; and second, treated this way?!–I think you mean STOMPED ON HER HEAD!]” Paul responded:
“We want everybody to be civil. We want this campaign to be about issues. I will tell you that when we arrived, there was enormous passion on both sides. It really was something where you walk into a daze of lights flashing, people yelling and screaming, bumping up. And there was a bit of a crowd control problem. And I don’t want anybody, though, to be involved in things that aren’t civil. I think this should always be about the issues and is an unusual situation that so many people, so passionate on both sides jockeying back and forth and it wasn’t something that I liked or anybody liked about that situation. So I hope in the future it’s gonna be better.”
Enormous passion!? What the fuck? What, was it a reenactment of some Telemundo soap opera?! Were you acting out a chapter from a Harlequin romance novel?!
THE DUDE STOMPED ON A WOMAN’S HEAD. He didn’t rip off the bodice of her dress, murmur “My sweet Liberal Lady of Lust… mi amor!” and then throw her down for some rousing lovemaking by the fire. HE STOMPED ON HER DING DANG HEAD!!
Jesus H. Bieber. What is wrong with people?!
And, of course, leave it to Tea Party/Republican asshats to argue that the video was taken out of context, and is being used by crazy libruls to reinforce some off-the-wall notion that the Tea Party is full of jobs, both nut and whack. I mean, duh. If you look at the video upside down, it looks like Profitt is actually putting a pillow under her head and giving her an ice cream cone!
The question we are addressing here today is the story that Lauren Valle is telling, and which is being retold as “conservatives are violent crazy teabaggers” grist on liberal blogs and in the MSM. The official story is that Valle merely attempted to show Rand Paul a sign, and that his supporters simply attacked her for not being a supporter. Watch this interview from Countdown for the tale:
Well just before the tape I was identified by the Rand Paul campaign because they’ve seen me around town at these events. And they realized they know me because of my work and they don’t support it. So they actually formed a blockade around me once they realized that I was there. And as Rand’s car pulls up they step in front of me and start to block me so I stepped off the curb to try and get around them and at that point they pursued me around the car, chased me around the car, and what you see in the video is when I’m in the front of the car and that’s when I’m pulled down and then my head is stomped on.
This video was sent to RedState by an anonymous witness at the event. It shows what Valle was doing when the Paul supporters grabbed her. No one chased her around the car. She was never in front of the car. As you can see in the video, Valle reached in the candidate’s window with her “RepubliCorp” sign and shoved it in his face. Several supporters in Paul shirts have her surrounded at that point, and a man in a suit is the first person to actually intervene physically. It’s hard to tell from the video, but it could be that the man in the suit was with Paul’s security staff.
ZOMG!!! THAT CRAZY BITCH SHOVED A PIECE OF PAPER INTO RAND PAUL’S FACE!! LET’S STOMP ON HER FUCKING HEAD!!!! YEAH!!
Except, no. As a Mediaite reader noted, the same “exclusive video” demonstrates that some jackass ran around the car and tackled Valle, just like she said.
So, not only are teabaggers a bunch of liars, they don’t seem to have fully functioning eyes:
But wait! It gets better! The Head Stomper told a local Kentucky CBS affiliate that he wants an apology from Valle.
HE ACTUALLY WANTS VALLE (THE HEAD STOMPEE) TO APOLOGIZE TO HIM (THE HEAD STOMPER). What in the name of fuckery is wrong with this asshole!?
From Talking Points Memo:
Tim Profitt — the former Rand Paul volunteer who stomped on the head of a MoveOn activist — told told local CBS station WKYT that he wants an apology from the woman he stomped and that she started the whole thing.
“I don’t think it’s that big of a deal,” Profitt said. “I would like for her to apologize to me to be honest with you.”
“She’s a professional at what she does,” Profitt added, “and I think when all the facts come out, I think people will see that she was the one that initiated the whole thing.”
So there you have it, citizens. It’s on. It’s on like Diddy and Donkey Kong. From here on out, we are a nation of head-stompers. You don’t like the looks of someone? Tackle them and stomp on her head.
Your boss says you have to work late? Tackle him and stomp on his head.
Got a case of the Mondays? Just go outside, tackle the first person you see, and stomp on his or her head. Extra points if the person is a child.
It’s Thunderdome, y’all, and I’ve got new boots: These boots were made for stompin’, and that’s just what they’ll do. And one of these days these boots are gonna STOMP ALL OVER YOUR FUCKING HEAD.
Stomp first and ask questions for an apology later. Now pardon me, I have to go buy a helmet.
[Hello there! Thank you to John Cole for trusting me with one half of the keys to this joint. I’ve moved in–there are tampons in the medicine cabinet and a bottle of Macallan 18 labeled “ABL” in the liquor cabinet. You can have some, but don’t drink it all. Seriously. Don’t do it. I’m not kidding. Also, if you BJ lifers notice that I’m screwing things up, tag-wise or otherwise, please leave me a note in the comment section. I’m a bit of a noob. That said, I reserve the right to tell you to shove it directly up your ass. Kisses! -ABL]
Let me be the first to welcome our angry black female overlord.
Villago Delenda Est
The country the teabaggers “want back” was crushed by Allied armies 65 years ago this past spring.
That big black boot just screams “do not fuck with Angry Black Lady.” I like Obama, honest.
Blacqua Buddha kicks Aqua Buddha’s ass.
@Villago Delenda Est:
The second time. The First time it was crushed in the 1860s.
Welcome, ABL. Nice Boots.
Brian S (formerly Incertus)
And while I like Macallan a great deal, on the rare occasions I can have a sip of it, I generally stick to Bushmills, which is cheaper and still tasty.
I’m at the point this cycle where I’ll be glad if we get through it without someone getting killed at one of these events.
Mom? Is that you?
I wonder if Arthur Treacher is going to show up to troll this thread. Something tells me he won’t.
Your gonna give Dougj the vapors with that kind of talk. I love it though.
Damn. Note to self: Do not piss off ABL. I love Mac 18, but I’ll get my own bottle.
Other than that, I will just say, “Damn,”
If I wasn’t happily married and cowering behind the strongest door I can find right now.. damnit all, ABL has the magic!
That post was a breath of fresh air in an insane world. Why is the entire freaking country not just as angry about this shit? In what universe is it acceptable, under any circumstances, to stomp on someone else’s head?
I’m really, really starting to fear for our civilization.
To be fair, I understand she was wearing a wig.
Just hope I’m on the grid when she drop kicks the first whiny troll for a field goal.
>jobs, both nut and whack
Well, I need a cigarette now….
Welcome! Love it! Luckily for me, I’ve a couple of motorcycle helmets floating around. Anyone need to borrow one?
And just for yucks: The goopers get control …. and then? http://www.ginandtacos.com/2010/10/25/and-then/
Oh please let Jim Treacher walk in right about now….
You should be okay up there in Canuck land, but you will likely have to build a very tall electrified fence along your southern border.
@KDP: That’s brilliant. If I were in KY, I’d start protesting Paul while wearing my motorcycle helmet.
Well, Joy Behar called Sharon Angle a bitch for producing that racist, anti-Latino campaign ad on the same day the curb stomping video went public, which only goes to show there’s violence and insanity on both sides.
Well, this is the last time you’ll make that mistake around here.
“When all the facts come out” = “When Fox trumpets my and Rand Paul’s lying version of this story 24/7 for a couple of weeks until everyone backs down just to stop the jet-engine-level howling.”
So TeaTards hate effete liberal elitists, but “Dr” Paul looks “professorial” in debates and needs an army of angry goateed douchebags and security suits to protect him from a 23-year old girl with a large piece of paper.
Paul is a twat. And his doughy entourage are twats.
Every day I have that same feeling, except I think it gets a bit worse each day. I don’t think I’ve felt this way since the darkest days of the Bush administration…actually, I think it’s even worse now.
Seriously, Jensen gets this very right:
(As was explained to me a couple of days ago here, liberals are lower on the hierarchy.)
Sooner or later you’re gonna get the same treatment that Anne Laurie got- the centrist and Glib/wingnut portions of the commentariat despise leftists making raw, passionate appeals to common sense (the real thing, not the GOPper BS version).
Be prepared. And welcome- that post saved my faith in humanity.
Angry Black Lady
Jesus H. Biscuits. Usually I have at least ten minutes to proof and fix formatting before I get one comment over at ABLC.
Hot damn. I like it over here.
Now stay away from my scotch, damnit!
Nice opener, ABL.
We have a new front pager? Wow this place is really expanding.
Remember the old days when it was all pet pics and naked mopping?
Welcome Angry Black Lady in Kinky Boots!
Radley Balko sez this post is indicative of how stupid and partisan this blog is.
Jim Treacher prolly sez this is a site for racists.
Sullivan sez Rachel Maddow is smug and biased, but John Stossel is teh awesome.
Is it too early in the week to start yelling “Green Balloons!”?
Ladees an’ gennlemen ah tha jurah, it is mah contention ahn’ I do aim ta prove that mah client comes from, uh, a lawng lahn uv Kentuckah stompahs and that, while out stomping as he is wont ta do, this . . . young womahn, who is clearly uv tha . . . homasex’l persuasion, did, in fact, conspiah with, I buleeve, a nigra gennleman, to place her head unner mah client’s stommpin’ fuut.
Angry Black Lady
Thank you kindly, everyone!
I haven’t had so much fun reading a post here since I can’t remember. Welcome ABL! This is going to be fun.
@freelancer: Please don’t repeat “Bloody Mary” three times lest it appear.
I want to see what happens in court.
Don’t know if the Feds will look into it.
The defence is nothing happened here, move along and they hope they get away with it.
If Paul had simply denounced this, the story would have gone away more quickly, but what can you expect from a guy with a squirrel on his head.
AP has the Republicans winning both the House and Senate, so I guess it’s over.
Maybe the Stomper will file a personal injury suit against Lauren.
Damn, I think I just fell in love. Thank you, thank you.
@Angry Black Lady: You’ll like it until we crank up one of those circular arguments about. . . we’ll, you’ll see!
@Angry Black Lady:
The pleasure is all ours for the breath of fresh air.
I think Radley does good work, but that pissed me off. I don’t understand where he’s going with that one, and he seems to be implying that he’s above all that partisanship stuff. Which would be a great laugh if it wasn’t so sad.
Why are there tampons in my medicine cabinet?
“if you BJ lifers notice that I’m screwing things up,”
If I were ABL, I would not worry about that.
How would one notice, pray tell? I thought totally screwed up was one of the charms of this place.
Edit: Cole gets out of line already. Gonna get a whupping, I guess.
PS: and stay out of the scotch. She said it twice already.
PPS: I am in strawboss mode for some reason. I will take a time out for self reflection.
This is so full of win. Bravo! Ever tried Dalwhinnie 15yr? Marvelously smooth.
Welcome ABL! Now don’t you be shy. Tell us how you really feel!
@Angry Black Lady:
Welcome, congrats, and I will sip a bit of the scotch. You can’t hide the Macallan 18 from guests, can you?
ABL! Always thrilled to see another proud bitch in the world.
I’m beyond furious at the blase, or defensive attitudes, of the right. Are you fucking kidding me? Dude STOMPED ON THE HEAD OF A 90 POUND WOMAN! 90 FUCKING POUNDS!
I’ve watched every video, at least twice. When she approached the car, she was, oh no, holding what was obviously a Deadly Sign of Power. Said sign, being a Potential Deadly Weapon, required several large redneck Rand Paul supporters to contain evil power of said sign. Carried by an evil 90 pound MoveOn.org sorceress with a really bad blond wig, which obviously held reconstituted anthrax, brilliantly concealed in the weaving.
Christ. I’m so pissed at this point that no wingnut can approach within 10 feet of me without risking bloodshed from this 5’1, 110 pound woman.
@General Stuck: Not necessarily. Did you see who Toronto just voted in as Mayor? And we still have Stephen Harper in office (a.k.a. Bush Lite).
I agree. I like so much of what Balko contributes to the national conversation, that his “glib” remark about partisanship and this blog pissed me the fuck off. O-Bots notwithstanding, like this blog hasn’t been vociferous in its opposition to Obama expanding the powers of the Executive, the intelligence monolith that goes on and on without democratic oversight, drone strikes, and gay rights to some extent.
@Villago Delenda Est:
they want the 50’s back with a 90% top marginal tax rate and a narrower income gap. that’s what they’re pining for.
also, too, as well, in addition, good show ABL. i likes my anger righteous.
@John Cole: First Aid?
Unfrapping believable. Legalize was right, Mr My-Bad-Back is part of Rand Paul’s security. The more you look at this more unmasculine they guys come across: beating on a women, crying about themselves like a sissy. How many more ways will they break man law before this is over?
that ever so fine line between passionate partisan and criminal sociopath rears its ugly head.
@Angry Black Lady:
This is all part of a cycle, you know. And this cycle is not your laundry, it’s your toilet. There will be worse before long. I know you were kidding, but this country is way too well armed for everyone to get out of the spiral alive.
Silicon chips are getting switched to overload all over the place.
Well, come on. As D-Chance says, it was “a nothing event.”
Did Balko write about this place again?
You know how some group blogs you can tell who’s writing without seeing their names? I defy anyone to do that at Hit and Run. Everyone writes in the same entitled, we’re-so-above-it-all bullshit way. The only way I even know who Balko is is because he’s shown up here a couple of times, and even though he made a couple of good points, he did it in such a way as to come off as a completely sanctimonious jerk. Sorry, Radley, writing for Reason is not sticking it to the man. Look at your donors: you fucking work for the man.
Allow me to be the fortieth or so to welcome ABL to our midst.
Not really surprised at the Randbot’s mealymouthed attempt at a statement after the beat-down. He’s done a few of those already, hasn’t he?
It’s sad in a way. His daddy is very frequently the only guy in Congress talking sense (or at least the only guy in his party), but the way he brought up his kid reflects pretty badly on him. Comparing the two is like comparing the two Bushes. Even if you didn’t like the dad, seeing his kid in action shows how good he is by comparison, but after awhile you remember who is responsible for the kid’s upbringing.
so, part of the defense is that this woman was protesting at the paul event and they felt she had no right to be there doing that … hmmm, how interesting. recall last year’s efforts at holding town hall meetings, only to be constantly disrupted by teatards. by their rationale, any teatards in future efforts at disrupting democratic meetings can expect to get their asses kicked … or head stomped.
ABL: Wow. I’m impressed. And respecting the scotch bottle.
@John Cole: John, every 28 days or so…. Wait, that wasn’t the part you didn’t get?
Welcome. Can’t wait for you to feel comfy & really get rolling :)
This is about the level of indignation I want in a nation where a man stomps a woman on the head and then demands an apology.
I am pleased the aggrieved party is pressing charges. That is how to handle it, and that is how it becomes the Wrong Thing.
Since their brains are only the size of a walnut…
So, now I’m reading a blog with a big black boot and, with Mudflats, a blog with some bright yellow rain boots. If I had a foot fetish, this could be a problem…
Every tea bagger or Kochhead or Kochsucker preaches personal responsibility for you but not for me.
They need to stand and take responsibility for their actions.
Welcome aboard ABL.
I guess what I am wondering is why we gotta go direct to the tampons in the medicine cabinet? What is next? Nylons in the fucking shower?
I mean, this was the first date, and already there are feminine hygiene products in my shitter. Can’t we ease in with a toothbrush and contact solution, and then in a couple weeks talk about a sock drawer.
But nooooo. We’re right out the gate with the tampons.
Better make sure she knows not to clean the cast iron skillet with soap and water. We know that upsets you.
Holy sweet Zeus…how stupid is our electorate that these people are about to be given a majority in the House?
Dude, loosen up! You’re acting like you’re forty or something.
You know, that would have been the smartest way of responding – ridiculing them as being sorry excuses for men.
I don’t smoke, but after reading that I feel like lighting up a cig and enjoying the refractory period.
I always notice that the GOP and their blow horns never miss an opportunity to play hard, no matter how ridiculous the event du jour is. (Thus the great neologism, “nontroversy.”)
The Right is smashing the glass of the dreaded OW all the time, and it works. They’re way off the ledge, and it’s all entertainment now for a huge plurality of good Murkins, and we’re going to elect at least 15 complete nut cases to run our government, and I’m being conservative, har har.
Anyway, I suppose Radley has a right to be an unthoughtful and ignorant ass once in a while.
If you watch both videos at Red State, you might notice that there’s about 13 seconds from the moment she’s grabbed from the side of the car to when she’s wrestled to the ground.
(stolen from a google search)
Magic 8-Ball says, “Answer is unclear. Ask again in 6.25 days.”
UR doin’ it wrong. Read the instructions on the box.
@John Cole: but I bet you put the toilet lid up now, and pick yer socks up off the floor. ABL will have you polishing the silver ware before you even know it. I just work here, but already am sitting up straighter in my lazy chair.
That was really funny. Thank you.
Are platform shoes back now?
Or did platform boots never go away?
And does this mean I can dust off my powder blue leisure suit?
(Alas, that’s a rhetorical question. It disappeared mysteriously from the closet during the same weekend we took a bunch of clothes to charity)
Well, that was a fun read. I read this blog everyday. Every. Fucking. Day. and I see why Cole made this acquisition (Angry Black Lady). Good stuff.
I’m keeping an eye on you, ABL, you deserve to be read.
Also too, why does Cole have tampons in his medicine cabinet? Just wondering.
@John Cole: In our bedroom, my wife and I have a long, low chest of drawers. Originally, I had the left half of the top for my stuff, and my wife had the right half. After six months, I was reduced to a small corner in the back on the left. I don’t even know what some of the products do. So, my point is, deal with it.
Wait ’til she gets to John’s “art.”
/goes to get some bubble-wrap to ship teh intarwebs to freelancer.
Man, when I start dating again, I hope that’s what I get to hear. Welcome, ABL! 1. Boots are awesome. 2. So are you.
I think I love you, baby, and we should go get angry black wimmen gay married over this post.
Come to my house. I have the smallest dressers and 1/2 the closet. the man has 2 dressers, half of 1 of mine, 1/2 the downstairs closet, and the upstairs closets. This doesn’t include the collection of shoes.
@John Cole: When God gives you lemons….
I really needed to read some fierce feistiness. I’m thoroughly sick of sexists, misogynists, bigots, racists, US Chamber, psychopaths, brown shirts, biker libertarians, banksters, tea baggers, militia madmen, strict constitutionalists, birthers, tenthers and other assorted freaks dominating the news and doing their damndest to turn this country upside down and backwards.
@General Stuck: Been married for 30 years.
I do put the toilet seat down, but I’m pretty sure I’m untrainable on the sock thing.
But at least I feel guilty about the socks. A little.
I’m late to the party, but I love you already ABL. Great post.
Also too, anyone who works in Diddy Kong into a post gets extra kudos. Always liked the little guy with his adorable cap. He’s a little scamp!
@bemused: “… and Methodists.”
Oh, now I see:
If there’s a difference of opinion, that means both sides are wrong. Let’s see if this works:
As long as there is a difference of opinion, there is no point in arguing a side.
you i liek.
How Stupid is the electorate? Unbelievably stupid. The Black Hole of Stupid. Dumb as rocks, most of them, and with the attention span of a mosquito.
In fact, the poor old USA has now reached a Critical Mass of Stupid Voters, beyond which the republic does not survive.
However, I am so cheered by the coming of ABL into our midst, and the power and majesty of her Righteous Wrath, that I shall now go lace up my boots and do some GOTV calls.
One must at least TRY to hold back the Orcs and Visigoths, mustn’t one.
You got me talkin’ at my computer like I (maybe perhaps once) talk at the Show (the movies to the uninitiated).
John Galt Blvd, Omaha, NE
Excellent rant, and truly excellent boots ;)
Hey, how’d I miss Obama calling Republicans a bunch of negros?
Which totally means she needed to be thrown to the ground and held face down by men exponentially larger than her, in addition to having her fucking head stepped on to the point of getting a fucking concussion. These people treated her almost as badly as Jay Cutler got dominated by the Giants in the Concussion Bowl a few weeks back.
This is how I imagine things playing out.
@John Cole: I think Cole just turned up the toilet seat and walked out of the john, with a smirk on his face.
He’ll be real sore sitting down on his Big Trip, all I gotta say.
Edit: By now, Cole might as well finish the whiskey.
Little OT: I’m sitting here getting ready to vote. Now let me see, Obama has hastened Armageddon with his liberul soshulist policies and uses our constitution as his own personal toilet paper. And Michael Bennet licks Obama’s boots and walks in lock-step with him 98% of the time. So I guess that means I need to vote for misogynist, son of Satan’s mistress, cowboy boot wearing Ken Buck. Right? I mean left?
Gawd I love election season. Voting is a privilege. Voting is a privilege. Voting….won’t make the lying noise on my tv go away. But I’m going to do it anyway. Wish me luck, I’m going in.
Tough guy for Rossi in Walla Walla
“REGION: Man, 72, arrested at Rossi demonstration in Walla Walla
By Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
Walla Walla A political protest at the Walla Walla County Republicans office led to the arrest of a 72-year-old man for allegedly assaulting a Richland woman protesting against Republican senatorial candidate Dino Rossi.
According to a Sheriff’s deputy report, Christie Stordeur, 23, Richland, was one of five protesters standing about 40 feet from the entrance of the office at 343 S. Second Ave. at 10:25 a.m. Friday.
Also standing in the area was Victor R. Phillips, 72, of Walla Walla, who had a camera.
According to the report, Phillips said he wanted to get a picture of the protesters, who were wearing bags over their heads and holding a sign that looked like a check.
The deputy said he saw Phillips walk over to Stordeur and lift her bag off her head. Stordeur lifted her arm in defense, and that is when Phillips hit her arm with “force.”
The deputy immediately stepped between the two and arrested Phillips on a charge of investigation of assault.”
Hey, that’s no joking matter! I’ve threatened family members with with dismemberment for that.
@Martin: That might be the stupidest thing on the internet this week, and that is saying something.
Welcome, and AMG, please post here more. Kisses.
Digby contrasts the mild showing Rand Paul a sign with the disruption at town hall meetings over health care.
Any bets on whether there would have been gun fire if the distruptive behavior at the town halls was confronted?
Please never leave, even when Cole gets back.
@BR: I don’t know, I am just stunned to see a guy seriously act this way. It’s like watching one of those Internet tough guy trolls in real life. Look inside that mind of his and all you see is a 9 year old boy. Damn,,.
Nothing puts the fear of the risen Christ into liberals like the phrase “Senator Rand Paul”. But get used to it after Tuesday!
Albino Michigan Geckos?
Jeebus christ, that was the whiniest limp noodle piece of over reach malarkey , I think I’ve ever seen from the wingers. Poor oppressed white republican victims. Fuck me.
@Bob L: My inner 9 year boy is really insulted.
Quaker in a Basement
Hey! Hi! Welcome!
Man, we’ve been getting a lot of lectures on racism from Republicans lately. Maybe if we listen we can someday get 10% of the African American vote.
The Hill today predicts a 50+ seat “blowout”, a “tsunami” that will bring the Democrat majority crashing down.
Scared yet? How’s that whole “Democrat realiagnment” working out for y’all?
The outrage needs to be more directed, methinks.
Yes, they stomped on a woman’s head. But the outrage, to be useful, needs to be not only that teabaggers are violent over-reactionairies, but that they truly have no relationship with reality.
They claim Valle was doing something that the video shows she wasn’t doing. They claim they did not do what they did, when the video shows it. They claim a new video shows that she did something else, when it does not.
Not only are they violent, they’re disconnected from the reality right in front of their faces. They will say and do anything to get their way, and they have no shame about it because they have no relationship with reality.
They are literally unable to distinguish facts in front of them from the fantasies they wish were true, from Proffitt to Paul to Palin. And when confronted with the facts, they simply do not register. They do not disagree with the majority of Americans, they are deluded into believing they are the majority of Americans.
From the stomping to “there were so WMDs in Iraq,” they’re simply unrelated with verifiable facts. No matter what their political positions, that psychopathy alone disqualifies them for public office.
If people know.
ABL from one sista to another, welcome. Love this post!
Not that you need anything else to be angry at, but I just had to share this one:
Fox News Tries To Educate Obama On Racial Tolerance (VIDEO)
@change: Oooh, a troll.
Welcome, ABL! Always glad to see a little more female attitude ’round these parts.
Tampons in the medicine cabinet are good. Next step, make the guys buy the tampons. That’s always good for a laugh.
@lamh32: Yep, as I said above, possibly the stupidest thing on the internet this week.
@Omnes Omnibus: Just barely. Since the right moved on to physical violence their trolling has gone way downhill.
@Violet: The scene in “Mr. Mom” with Michael Keaton.
Oh Angry Black Lady, you sound just like my mom in her later years when she gave up on not cussing the bastards out while torturing herself each morning by listening to Washington Journal on C-Span… but I’m probably way older than you so don’t take that the wrong way. How could I not LOVE you?
Also, too… do you like kittehs?
And, too, you used my ABSOLUTE favorite descriptive word : asshats.
@freelancer: Now, that was just lmao funny.
@change: i think ill wait until after the cellphone nation votes to commit seppuku myself.
one in four american households has no landline at all.
how do those people vote i wonder?
I also hope you children are smart enough to figure out that the Palin strategy, namely, don’t talk to the media (except for Fox), run your campaign through Twitter etc. and get massive funding for outside groups has worked so beautifully this cycle!
Should work very well four our nominee in 2012, too…
Don’t mind me. I’m just grumpy that I need to go cast a vote for the odious Walt Minnick.
I just hope you fuckers find that goddamn long form Obama birth certificate, so the country can prosper again.
@Violet: You know, I have never had a problem with doing that. I always figured that anyone with any sense will be aware that I am with someone who is willing to have sex with me. Buying the correct eye cream, that is the challenge.
Keep on whistling past the graveyard. No doubt when Republicans sweep into power you’ll blame satanic voting machines controlled by Cheney.
You liberals are so deluded and egotistical that you think the American people actually believe in what you peddle…
hell yeah! to Angry Black Lady.
It’s hard out there for a simp.
That is what I call a post.
Hello, Angry Black Lady! :D
Hey, I just found out that Rand Paul, after saying he would on Fox News, decided to NOT return Proffitt’s $1,900 in campaign contributions. After all, if Paul started returning money every time one of his supporters got violent, it would be an existential threat to his campaign expenditures.
Way to put your foot down, Rand Paul!
(I so stole that last line from a commenter at TPM.)
@lamh32: Now that is an amount of nerve that is roughly the size of the sun.
I just made 40 calls to Kentucky voters.
8 wrong numbers
18 Conway voters
5 dead phone lines/fax machines
4 Rand Paul voters
Conway is on the GOTV schedule Monday from 2:00 – 8:00 PM, and again on election day from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
it’s easy to make calls. Let’s keep Rand from being Senator.
The Sheriff's A Ni-
@change: Is your life that pitiful that you’ve been reduced to grade-school level trolling or are you this retarded in real life, son?
@Angry Black Lady:
Best post all week…I can’t stop laughing. Thanks.
PS. What happens after “some rousing lovemaking by the fire..”
@The Sheriff’s A Ni-:
Let me know when you want to debate politics instead of engaging in childish, immature insults. Until then, let the adults talk, child.
This post was completely made of awesome.
The Sheriff's A Ni-
@change: And taking the House in a mid-term election is sweeping change?
And no comment on the original topic either? But of course. When fascism comes to America, it’ll come wrapped in a flag, carrying a cross, and obfuscated denied and excused by the 28 Percenters.
See you in 2012.
Best way to handle trolls is to ignore them.
Second best way is to flame them.
We know BJ tends towards the latter. And with the low caliber troll that just appeared flaming will be easy.
@The Sheriff’s A Ni-:
I demand a better class of riff-raff!
who was it that said the worst sin is being boring…
The good news is that they are a dwindling band of bitter deluded old people. The bad news is that they may take us down with them on their path to self destruction.
Odd to see these dupes of billionaires swaggering around as if they are in the position to win anything.
The bad news for them is that they will have to deal with some kind of loss regardless of who wins the next few election cycles.
If their own side wins, they get taken to the cleaners by their corporate masters. If the other side wins, they get scared of any change and freak out.
I have told some people in my family that their brain does not have to die while they are still alive, and tried to say it helpfully.
Look, change, the population in your little lifeboat is dwindling, and one more poor group of chumps gets labeled as the enemy and chucked over every year to keep your bossmen fat and happy. So, you should have gotten a clue by now.
@The Sheriff’s A Ni-:
Glad to see you can admit the inevitable. Start practicing saying “Speaker Boehner” now.
@change: well, you ain gonna get the the senate, and you got no candidate for 2012 so you ain gonna get the WH….Palin has a 22% approval rating and Romney is a MORMON.
and meanwhile the demographic timer keeps on a tickin’.
so what if you get the House?
but…..id dial down the hubris if i were you.
cellphones are expensive to poll.
cant use republican robopollers like Ras.
there may be a hidden variable cloaked by Rasmussen house bias for landlines.
If this is your best effort at trolling, then just give up right now. You’ll need to come much stronger than that if you want anyone to seriously bite on your glaringly obvious inanity.
I mean, come on. You could fill an Olympic sized pool with all the weak sauce you’re bringing in here right now.
Given that the l likes of you crowed about a Democrat realiagnment in 2008 and thought Hopey McChange would bring post-racial utopia (this is the moment when the seas will stop rising! lol) I don’t think anyone should take your predictions seriously.
The Sheriff's A Ni-
@change: I’d say ‘you first’ but since you seem to be going the ‘attention whoring troll’ route, I’ll just leave it with a prediction that you’ll die as you lived: Sad, unloved, and wondering how you missed out on all the cool stuff.
Oh, and Obama will be re-elected in 2012. Suck on that.
Fantastic post, ABL. I love it when someone calls it for what it is – total bullshit, that is. But the really important question is: Do you have any pets?
Is that you Scarlett?
@The Sheriff’s A Ni-:
Once again, whistling past the graveyard. Not since Carter’s “malaise” has this country seen such an ineffective President as Obambi.
You really should have nominated Hillary.
The Sheriff's A Ni-
@change: Start practicing for ‘Speaker-Elect Pelosi celebrates with President Obama’ in 2012.
@change: Hey motherfucker, I’ll debate with your punk ass. How ya like me now?
It was interesting – demographics of Conway voters I canvassed had a lot of over 65 “I’m a democrat” types. 5 of the 18. Quite possibly Mr Paul’s rhetoric on Medicare is also scaring them – a couple of the older voters said they hadn’t made up their mind until they heard Rand talk about his ideas.
So it isn’t clear to me that the old folks are monolithic.
Oooo, Billy Bragg on BBC America news right now!
I don’t really understand why Republicans keep expecting us to be upset at the prospect of them taking back the House. I mean, isn’t the GOP planning on fixing the economy and making America great again? Wouldn’t that be beneficial to American citizens, such as ourselves?
It’s almost like “change” actually thinks that a Republican majority in the house would be BAD for the American people, but why would anyone brag about that?
and….OBAMA IS ON JON STEWART TONIGHT !
let us not forget evil comedians Stewart and Colbert and their demonic manipulation of the 18 to 34 demographic with their totalitarian liberal agenda.
Could their combined march bring out enough underpolled cellphone owners to swing the house back to dem?
tune in to Stewart/Colbert election coverage on the day to see.
the Scooter Nation is goin’ DOWN!
As for our troll:
Mainly because we will control the purse strings..be able to defund ObambiCare…pass popular funding cuts that will be vetoed by Hopey Changey, making him even more unpopular…and we will also have the subpoena power, remember.
We can put forward popular, common sense, conservative ideas that Obambi will veto and give us something to run on in 2012.
And don’t forget the power of the TEA Party. Remember when you were laughing at it? You’re not anymore.
The Sheriff's A Ni-
@wmd: I don’t know. I look back at the 2008 results and take a gander at who’s scootering about the Teabagger rallies on their Rascal scooters and listen to the rhetoric, and I can’t help but feel that Paul and his ilk are fueled by old white entitled folk afraid that the liberals / blacks / Hispanics / Muslims are gonna end their Medicaid and Social Security joyrides.
Angry Black Lady
@John Cole: that’s how i roll, son. i didn’t ASK for the keys. you OFFERED. ergo, TAMPONS FOR EVERYONE!!
OK. “Speaker Boehner, would you please elaborate on why your Republican-led majority in the House just failed for the 4th time in passing it’s first budget proposal, causing the second government shut down in just under two months after Sen. DeMint’s month-long hold up of the lame-duck session in the Senate? What do you mean you can’t pass a budget without some Democratic votes? What about the 23 freshman representatives who specifically voted against the budget proposal to shut down the government? Is Majority Whip Cantor going to be able to get them switch votes? His office tells me that the new Tea Party Caucus is united in it’s principled stand against government spending, and will only vote for a budget that strips Medicare and Medicaid of its funding. Speaker Boehner? Hello?”
@change: Listen asshole, none of this means shit. Everyone in congress is bought and sold. You thing these loudmouth fucking teabaggers are going to be different? You’re stupider than most.
Give us your intellectual paradise, change. That would be fun.
What tangible thing will Speaker Boehner give you? (“Freedom” doesn’t count as tangible.)
You are weary, stale, flat and unprofitable. You are grimy, squalid, nasty and profane. You are foul and disgusting. You’re a fool, an ignoramus. Monkeys look down on you. Even sheep won’t have sex with you. You are unreservedly pathetic, starved for attention, and lost in a land that reality forgot.
So how badly did my comment get downvoted at Radley’s site? I’m afraid to go over there…
Oh, you have common sense, conservative ideas to solve America’s problems? That’s good to hear. Just out of curiosity, why haven’t you suggested any of them yet?
I guess the GOP is a bunch of traitors who want to see America burn for their own political gain. How sad.
More childish insults. Shouldn’t you be off playing video games or watching cartoons? Come back when you can discuss politics in a mature, adult manner.
Is DougJ messing with us?
@Angry Black Lady: I would rather have some of the Macallan 18 you offered earlier, if that would be alright.
@John Cole: Beggars can’t be choosers dawg.
@change: No sorry, you are wrong, at least about me, or people who I recognize as the likes of me.
I did not
1) crow about a Democrat realiagnment in 2008
We have seen with both the GOP and the Democrats, exactly how long these permanent majorities and generational realignments last, if sound policies that promote the general welfare are not adopted. Not very long.
2) I did not think Hopey McChange would bring post-racial utopia (this is the moment when the seas will stop rising! lol)
I did not like Obama’s postpartisan political talk and started criticizing his economic policies as soon as the personnel and proposals were announced, since they would not work.
BTW: If McCain had been elected, and had done what his economic adviser said was McCain policy, we would be about in the same shape we are now.
“I don’t think anyone should take your predictions seriously.”
OK, fine. Good luck to you.
Answer:” Because the Democrats are obstructionist and are not bipartisan.” Lather, rinse, repeat.
The GOP won’t do anything, doesn’t have to do anything. All they have to do is keep repeating that it’s the Democrats’ faults. Always the victims.
Name 4 popular funding cuts that will have a demonstrable effect on eliminating the deficit.
When I hear a combination of the words, “common sense” “conservative” and “ideas”, my eyes glaze over because the “conservative” in this case is literally talking about nothing.
Name 5 ideas that are both popular, smack of common sense, and are definitively conservative. Be specific or fuck off, cause you’re not for real.
To those of you who think that Hopey Changey will be re-elected, just take a look at the state of the economy. And it won’t get better any time soon.
This isn’t the ’90s and Obambi isn’t Clinton.
You do realize that no one takes you seriously at all.
i’m just amused by the chance to throw some virtual vitriol at you. You really are just a pathetic attention whore.
I know this is OT but does anybody know
about how to read these crosstabs?
Cause it looks to me like the pollster didn’t include 18-39 year olds or Non white voters.
In Pa there doesn’t seem to be any data for Philly or the Northeast.
Am I looking at this wrong?
What am I missing here?
First, a warm welcome to ABL!
Seriously? It’s been fantastic! I’m a cancer survivor whose applications were rejected three times by three different insurers for private health insurance. I formed a general partnership with my spouse earlier this year just so I could purchase guaranteed-issue group health insurance.
However, thanks to our recent Democratic majority and President Obama, we Americans now have the Affordable Care Act. I will be able to purchase my own health insurance on the health insurance exchanges in 2014 without jumping through any hoops or fearing rejection because of my preexisting condition.
I want the Democrats to keep their majorities in Congress so that they can continue to write useful legislation for this country. Towards that end I’ve been donating what I can afford to OFA. However, I’m grateful for the many good things that the Democrats have accomplished in the time that they did have their majority.
Awright, the game started, quit talking to this punk and he’ll crawl away.
Go read the Pledge to America.
@change: Actually, I am – laughing, that is. Every time I see them with their silly signs and tea bag decorated hats, I just have to giggle. And their leaders are the biggest laugh of all, grifters of the worst sort. I have lived a long time and seen lots of political scenes, but the tea bag thing is one of the most laughable ever.
Care to give any specifics?
Yeah we are. Your teabagger candidates are going to blow Delaware and might blow Nevada. If you had just generic goopers running there you’d probably take the Senate.
Oh fuck that. Howzabout we drain the bottle, then pass the hat and buy you the whole damned distillery? Would that do?
@Chat Noir: If so, he is either having a really off day or half-assed trollery is the new in thing.
@John Cole: If you have to ask, it’s time for more regular female companionship, my friend. Drink some Scotch and don’t worry too much about it.
@wmd: You are probably right. Sorry, I was not explicit enough. I meant old in mind, not in years.
Us youngins and somewhat recently ex youngins owe the social security generation (or, most of them) a big thanks for not taking the bribe offered them when GW Bush tried to sell his social security privatization scam.
Dude, a big chunk of our social security money might have started going into the stock market right before the crash. Think about it.
TEA Party supporters Toomey, Buck, Miller, Paul, Rubio and, yes, Angle will all win. Count on it.
Be more fun to stomp on his fucking head!
And by doing GOTV work I’m accomplishing a much more satisfying thing, stomping on his delusions.
How hard did you work for Kerry in 2004? How much money did you give?
Did you stay up all night just to see him defeated?
Get ready to re-live it. Work harder! Harder! Give more money! Lol.
@Violet: Want to bet on how many times the government will get shut down between now and Election Day 2012? I’m going to go with 4.
1 – DeMint holds up the lame duck session in the Senate, effectively shutting it down until after X-mas 2010.
2 and 3 – The GOP led House fails to pass a budget for 2011 and 2012.
4 – The House votes to shut the government down after Obama refuses to budge on his Afghanistan withdrawal date.
You clearly have never visited this site before. That’s all day, every day around here, son.
El oh fucking El!
I rest my fucking case.
Bring on the subpoenas, and we’ll see how “Popular” they are, as you said
In a recession/struggling economy, Americans will have less patience for grandstanding asshole-driven witchhunts.
@change: And Chris the witch would be suckin your dick if you had one.
Welcome to the crew ABL. Somehow I’m thinking you were never a member of the Junior League. Good. FWIW, me and Mrs. Elroy’s Lunch are partial to Oban’s.
Love the way you stomped on in here, ABL. Righteous!
Promise to not poach your Macallan providing you leave my Laphroaig untouched.
The tampons are a nice touch. Thanks.
By way of a housewarming gift I offer:
Red Meat: Vanity Fair’s Official 2010–11 Republican Beefcake Calendar
Happy to make your acquaintance!
Cole? Can we keep ABL when you get back, please? This is independent of your other substitute blogger’s quality, as I haven’t read him yet, but damn, we need you here, Angry Black Lady! For your rage and your Macallan 18. I won’t lie.
The nut jobs are getting bolder:
*Arkansas School Board Member Says Gay Students Should “Get AIDS and Die”*
@Lysana: He ain’t gone no-damn where.
California had non-white voters.
None of them had 18-34 year olds. whiskey tango foxtrot?
The Grand Panjandrum
Who said we don’t need another hero? Welcome aboard! Now for some of that scotch …
But we were just getting started! It is so much fun!
Yeah, you’re right. This is pointless.
They just plain don’t vote in midterms, that’s why.
The electorate is VERY Republican this year…
@change: Oh look, another addition to my pie filter. Have fun talking about baked goods, asshole.
@Mouse Tolliver: You know what no there fucking isn’t, the left had never been as rabid as the right are right now, never. I want links to prove me wrong.
This should be in the rotating header. I’m dying right now.
/wiping away tears of laughter.
@Litlebritdifrnt: Links, shit. Where were you in 1968?
@Lurker: Um, this is wildly off-topic, but I’d love to hear more about forming a general partnership with the spouse. That actually lowered your rates?
Let me respond as Doug does every time a Democrat thug assaults some Republican:
I’ll add: Dark-whistling! Straw-grasping!
Ball-Juicers: Gird your loins. Dem-ocalypse approaches.
That would be the same universe where it’s acceptable to give a visiting female politician a pair of pink panties…
Dear Fucking God.
zero time and zero dollars.
I voted for Badnarik in 2004 as a protest vote. It was pretty clear that a vote for Kerry wasn’t going to change the electoral votes for my state…. I gave some thought to Nader as a protest, but decided a vote for Badnarik might be interpreted correctly as calling for an end to sumptuary laws, given that the platform is specific on that and Nader’s platform.
6 for 6! All crazies!
What are they going to do for you, change? If you don’t answer, I’m going to ignore you, and I know you’ll hate that.
Oh, the wig, that explains everything!
Lucky for us that ABW moved in!!!
The checks arrived today, I guess. I’m assuming they are smart enough to get paid up front.
I like apple pie. Cherry pie is good too.
I’m ok with some custardy pies as well, but I like fruit pies the best.
@Litlebritdifrnt: Days of Rage
Greenwhich Village Townhouse
“[Weatherman would shove the war down] their dumb, fascist throats and show them, while we were at it, how much better we were than them, both tactically and strategically, as a people. In an all-out civil war over Vietnam and other fascist U.S. imperialism, we were going to bring the war home. ‘Turn the imperialists’ war into a civil war’, in Lenin’s words. And we were going to kick ass.”Gillies, quoted in “The Last Radical”, Vancouver Magazine, November 1998.] “
Stop Hopey Changey’s agenda and investigate Obambi’s corrupt administration, of members both current and former.
How soon until Rahm does a perp walk, I wonder?
In case you want to listen in on Obama’s phone call to OFA volunteers, it starts in 2 minutes:
I suck at betting, so no I’m not going to bet. But even if the government gets shut down, the Republicans will just go on TV and blame the Democrats for not being “bipartisan enough to move legislation forward.” Etc., etc.
As for failing to pass a budget, it goes something like this, “Democrats insist on spending your grandchildren’s money and Republicans won’t let that happen. We’re standing firm on this principle to protect our future. Until the Democrats recognize that they can’t hold our children’s future hostage, the government isn’t going to function.” Etc.
The Republicans don’t have to DO ANYTHING. They can just blame the Democrats for refusing to do things and people will believe them.
At least one liberal gets it! Thank you.
Oh, change is a spoof.
Ha ha. DougJ got me again.
Damn you, DougJ, may you ingest a mongoose through your nose.
I think I like ABL :):)
@change: suck on this one
All right, that’s just not enough to argue with. No “agenda” to stop, no examples of any serious corruption especially when compared with our last record-breaker, and no examples of why Rahm should be doing a perp-walk.
Everyone else is right. Low rent.
I think the guy in that video needs to be suspended by the NFL for that hit.
It’s going be great when old folks can’t get medical care because Medicare is shut down. At least it wasn’t because of Death Panels.
I for one welcome our super rich overlords. Without them we’d have nothing.
Parts of the Democrat agenda that will never get through thanks to a Republican Congress:
*Amnesty for Illegals
*Massive tax hikes
*No more stimulus
*No capitulation to Russia on arms control
Oh, and good luck getting another Supreme Court justice through a Senate with Paul, Angle, Toomey, Buck, Miller, and Rubio!
Good enough for me…as to corruption, we’ll, we’ll start with Hopey’s Sestak pay-to-play scandal…
Do you like Pie? what kind of pie is your favorite?
I like pie.
And pass me that wine bottle
Did Medicare shut down when the government shut down when Clinton was President? I wasn’t paying enough attention then, although I remember the national parks shut down. I think doctors will still see patients and the Republicans will figure out a way for Medicare to function because the olds are the ones who elect them and they don’t want to piss off their voters.
Let me guess.. you are not a witch, amirite?
And no, you aren’t me.
I am literate, employed, wash regularly and can count to 10 without moving my fingers.
6 million calls in 3 days.
I suspect that we’ll have less blue dogs in the house. I don’t think we’re going to see Speaker Boehner, rather the make up will be 220D/215R in the house.
Pretty much everything shut down – even military contractors had delays in payments – I was working for the defense industry at the time.
For me, it was not about lowering rates so much as getting my foot in the door, period.
That said, California state law does protect employers from the cost of sick employees. If an employee racks up major medical expenses, the insurer cannot charge the employer more than 10% what that insurer charges everyone else for the same insurance plan. If the employer has only the healthiest and fittest employees, the insurer cannot discount the insurance more than 10% below what other employers pay. According to our insurance broker, this “spread” differs from state to state. In California, the “spread” is 10%. In Illinois, the spread is 100%. In other states, like Utah and Louisiana, the spread is 400%.
Not all states require a general partnership for guaranteed-issue health insurance. Some states allow a business of exactly one person to apply for guaranteed-issue group insurance for his “employee” — himself. However, California requires a minimum of two people in order for a business to qualify for guaranteed-issue group insurance. This is why I formed a general partnership with my spouse. I’m not alone, either — the insurance broker has helped hundreds of married couples form general partnerships in California, just so that they could get health insurance.
First of all, ABL, I have loved you from the moment I started reading you. This, this just makes it that much sweeter. Secondly, I want those boots. Thirdly, HE STOMPED ON HER HEAD is all that should be said, repeatedly. That’s really all that matters. Welcome. I don’t need either tampons (I’m a pads gal myself) or the scotch, but I eagerly welcome the angry brilliant snark you bring.
@Lurker: That’s awesome. I like reading stories like these. I’m glad you ar going to get the insurance you need.
@Luthe: I pied change after about three comments. You wanna know why? S/he freaking bored the shit out of me. If someone wants to troll, at least be fucking GOOD at it!
And one more for the troll, just for fun (and I’m tired of waiting to find out his favorite pie):
Well, what he forgets is that the mongoose beats the cobra. But I guess he’s only used to dealing with your common or garden teabagging trouser snake.
tea parties are for little girls playing with their teddy bears…
When you get in the third grade they will explain just what is so stupid about this.
great fucking post, more from Angry Black Lady please.
I suspect you need to explain what third grade means to Loose Change. It’s a complex technical term, and in English.
Angry Black Lady, you little minx! I know I’m late for the party, but congrats! Now, most of my favorites all in one place. Good call on showing some restraint for your first post; don’t want to scare off the locals just yet, eh?
What will Obambi say in 2012 when unemployment is 12, 13, 15%? American will be begging for a Republican President.
Not to mention we’ll have almost unlimited funds at our disposal thanks to Citizens United…
Oooh, I like you.
Still stuck in brain-freeze mode?
Here’s a newsflash: YOU HAVE ALREADY LOST.
You lost in 1865, you lost in 1945, you lost in 1964, and you lost in 2008.
Get with the program, Squeaky.
@Angry Black Lady: Can I just say you rock, you totally do.
@Lurker: Thanks. We don’t have trouble getting coverage, but the rates are killing us! I’ll ask around about this, though …
In a way, the coolest thing is that she’s won so big, she’s even collected a terrified troll as a witness to her glory. You know you’ve got it right big time when even the crazies can’t help paying attention.
ETA: Keith is putting down some righteous special comment on the Tea Party. @Angry Black Lady: Can I just say you rock, you totally do.
Looks like Karl Rove stopped putting quarters in the troll’s meter. Man, that’s some seriously low ROI.
He said he’s traveling for two weeks, so he brought in two guest bloggers to help fill in. ABL’s one of them. Or did I miss a post because I dove into this one?
@Lysana: He’s not leaving until Tuesday. ABL just jumped right in with two-booted feet.
@morzer: BJ has chewed up and spit up trolls three times the worth of change. S/he (probably he) had zero chance of emerging alive from the Thunderdome.
dumbassetry of teatards via my pal Ajamu.
As one angry black lady (with no caps) to another, welcome!
As one angry black lady (with no caps) to another, welcome!
It’s not that people will choose to believe them, but that’s what they’ll say and the media will play he-says-she-says with no fact checking and that’s how the Repubs will get their narrative out. Except for Fox News who will just give the Repub viewpoint.
True dat. Terrorist fist-bumps you.
Still, it is interesting that trollikins decided to try his luck when a black woman had the power. Bet his shrivelled little testicles have retracted so far into his gut that he’ll need major surgery to find those peanuts.
Playing the Race Card. One of part of the liberal three-legged stool (the other two legs being Class Envy, and Getting Something-for-Nothing).
Hmm, maybe steroid rage was driving him?
*pats you on the head*
Want a pretzel?
Say hi to Uncle Karl when he puts the next big shiny quarter in your slot.
Odie Hugh Manatee
There’s nothing like kicking the door in and saying “Hi!” just to let everyone know you are here.
Welcome! Make that Very Welcome!!
I’d say ‘Now sally forth and kick some ass’ but I would be too late.
Tis the story of my life.
Today Olbermann did a great segment on the insanity that the Teahadists embrace. All he would need to improve it is to have ABL on as a guest.
nah …..if my people dont liek the results praps we will just change them.
Impotence can scar a troll terribly. And to be honest
Loose Change does seem a few dimes short of a whole dollar.
Ii am glad you will gracing the front page here ABL. Enjoyed the rant.
Don’t like scotch…but if you have some gin…
Hmm, maybe steroid rage is driving [email protected]morzer:
His pastry preferences are still mysterious. Guess we’ll never know.
My best guess is a banana cream pie is his fave.
nyuk nyuk nyuk.
Welcome, ABL! Righteous post covered in awesome sauce. The boots and the whiskey are excellent beyond my poor ability to describe, also, too.
Well, Loose Change has apparently wandered off to seek donations and methylated spirits. Or maybe Karl Rove just got tired of wasting quarters.
Angry Black Lady
@General Stuck: Ann Althouse makes me hella stabby. Yeah that’s right. “HELLA,” which is 10 to the 27th power stabby.
That’s a fuck ton of stabby. She is a blight on the legal profession and should jump directly up her own ass and just hang out there for a while.
@Angry Black Lady:
You clearly have a calculator that goes into the billions – and beyond!
ABL, you are so full of win and I, for one, welcome our new black and angry female overlord.
I apologize for the weakness of the trolls on display. They are not worthy of you.
@morzer: And then, change came back. And then, change was chased off again. Boring! Huh. I didn’t think about the correlation between ABL showing up and the new troll. Ha. I almost feel sorry for the troll. Almost. There is no room for compassion in the Thunderdome.
@Mr Stagger Lee: Which I just posted! Ooooooh! Synchronicity.
Mr Stagger Lee
I am so enjoying Mike Malloy tonight. Anyway I think we will have a new national anthem after a few years of teabagger rule and the subsequent civil war, Tina Turner’s We don’t Need another Hero!
It’s so hard to get fresh eunuchs at this time of year. All they had was a wilted little thing called Change. One does what one can.
@Angry Black Lady: wow.
your presence is greatly needed here.
n/e one that will bitch slap Althouse has my worship.
do you take requests?
i relly, relly detest McMegan.
We did that and were able to get insurance that was less expensive than we could get otherwise. Move quickly tho, because I think the new rules under Obamacare may let insurance companies define “companies” as minimum 5 employees (I heard this somewhere, so may not be true). But call an insurance agent now and see what you can do.
That made me laugh.
Also, too, ABL, you have cheered me up immensely. Yay!
I just couldn’t help myself, Your Honor. I had a bad back at the time.
Do you have a time machine? Cuz you’re in the wrong decade, dude.
very late to the party but welcome ABL & you’re absolutely full of win.
I could be wrong, but I sense that this wonderful post by ABL is not an example of ABL in anger mode; to me, this reads more like straight journalism, combined with a just a touch of common sense commentary.
That said, if I were Tim Profitt I’d probably void my bowels if I saw ABL coming down the street in a pair of Doc Martins.
@valdivia: How did you like MN?
Do you ever have an original thought? Your stuff is cut and paste from every nutter email I get. Several commenters have asked you for specifics and you’re only able to respond with more cheap invective. Put some effort into backing up your arguments or go back to the nutter sites where you all can entertain each other with your sparkling rhetoric.
Agree with most comments but why keep saying stomped on the head? Is the video wrong? It shows stomping on her shoulder
I was gonna come over here to offer some support to ABL, but I can see it is not needed. Smart readership that attaches to a great blogger so–you guys are in for it now! And you’ll love every moment of it!
You guys seem to have a bit of a troll problem though. Since I’m new here, I’ll play nice until I get the lay of the land (and I get long winded), but really? Just…really? I feel like I’ve been spoiled by more articulate and better educated (in the sense of educated on a topic) trolls than that.
Also, what the hell does whistling past the graveyard mean?
Hi ABL! Awesome blog, per usual! :-D
Uncle Clarence Thomas
Can’t we all just get along and follow President Obama’s example of looking forward with reasonable bipartisan fellowship?
@Angry Black Lady:
Damn, that is a work of art
Mr Stagger Lee
Then there is One of the living by Tina Turner The next few years may be fun. There used to be an argument would you rather living in the rise of civilization or the decline? I must say I am intrigued by the latter.
“Jesus H. Bieber.”
That phrase alone makes me hope John brings you on permanently.
Do it, Cole.
@Janet: Why is this waiting moderation?nnothing controversial
hi there! It was ok, I have been there before actually, and the trip was for a family occasion, not a happy one, but at least I was prepared and I didn’t freeze my ass off. Though I think the locals thought I was insane with my coat and sweater and scarf and they wearing flipflops!
Thanks for asking and the pro-tips.
Cole, you better make ABL a regular front pager.
ABL – You. Rock.
@Mr Stagger Lee: I like that song. Personally, I would say right in the middle of high civilization, myself, but your taste may differ.
@Janet: First-time commentators need to be approved.
@valdivia: Sorry about the occasion. I’m glad you were comfy, though!
Unless a troll can map their arguments to the 7 liberal arts, I refuse to take them seriously.
James K. Polk, Esq.
@Angry Black Lady: That post was a thing of beauty. Welcome!
Bonus points for mathematical definition of hella. 10 to the 27th indeed!
Yay, ABL! Followed you over from ABLC–Glad to see you’re getting such a reception. Whoot!
I feel so….validated. Sigh.
I tend to agree with the language, but there’s no “official review”, Stomped on her head or the more nuanced “Stomped on her back, shoulder, and neck area to the point where she got a head injury”, I think the fact that the medical determination is that she received a concussion as a result of the assault makes a dispute between stomping the neck or the head (or even as you say, the shoulder), an exercise in pure semantics.
Ahhh so he finally found you..It is about damned time!!!
Way late to the game, but this post is awesome.
Welcome to ABL — nice distillation of the thug-a-thon in KY. Just a perfect representation of the state of the teatards. Freaking scary. And don’t mind the pathetic troll, clearly the hapless victim of a circumcision accident, scarred for life it seems. Though I don’t know what Ann Althouse’s excuse is (brain-stem prep that she is).
Agree with the Mac18, keep a bottle of Oban in my desk at work, wipes a bad day right out. Need a new bottle soon- news this month has been rough.
@Violet — you beat me to it. JC, make sure when you go to pick them up that you get the RIGHT ones.
We have a guy coming out and saying he stomped on her head (IANAL, but I’m pretty sure that’s assault). Why is he not yet charged with anything?
Just askin’. IOKIYAR is getting a little crazy in this country.
(/) Roland X
Hope is a phoenix
He has been charged. That’s how much of an asshole this guy is — he has had criminal charges filed against him and he still has the gall to demand an apology from the person he assaulted.
Angry Black Lady
Y’all are all so very awesome. Thank you for the warm welcome! I think I’m gonna cry!
Nope… it’s just my gasoline ducts are malfunctioning. I guess I’ll set the lamestream trolls on fire after I get these gas-tear ducts operational. Damn things never work properly.
Note to self: Quit buying crap from Billy Mays’s evil and very much alive twin.
Good stuff. Welcome aboard. Been enjoying your blog since I started reading it a few weeks ago.
@Angry Black Lady:
And I thought she already had.
Wouldn’t that be the wrong century?
@Angry Black Lady:
I think I’m in love.
As for Billy May’s twin, he came on in the ninth and got the final three outs tonight.
Yeah Janet, that’s totally fucking different and certainly worth pointing out, because slamming a woman to the street with her head on the curb, and then “stomping on her shoulder” is hardly something to get upset about.
Also, try actually watching the video, too. Also.
And welcome to Balloon Juice! :)
You mean like this? (@ 3min.)
@Litlebritdifrnt: I guess your sarcasm detector is broken. I was pointing to a post where Howard Fineman equated Joy Bahar’s salty language to an actual curb stomping.
Felanius Kootea (formerly Salt and freshly ground black people)
Welcome, ABL. That was an awesome rant!
That was wonderful. I am praying and hoping that Angry Black Lady might be the blogger Shark-Fu, also known as Angry Black Bitch on her famous blog. Who is awesome.
Please let this be the case, please?
You’re an asshole.
Go play in traffic.