Keep fucking that chicken, 27 percenters.
Sarah Palin got quite a kick out of a fringe right-wing conspiracy theory that the White House staged a woman’s fainting at an event earlier this week — but she can’t blame people for buying it!
The fainter, identified as Karmel Allison, became disoriented as she stood behind President Barack Obama at an event intended to defend the Affordable Care Act (Allison successfully enrolled in Obamacare).[…]
The Weekly Standard was seemingly the first major outlet to disseminate the theory, which originated on the conservative website Lady Patriots. As the theory goes, the whole “phony” incident was nothing more than another example of Obama requiring “props around him when he does one of his con-jobs in the Rose Garden, or wherever he chooses to receive his worshipers.”
How amusing will it be when Sarah Palin helps some neo-Confederate whack job unseat Mitch McConell or Lamar Alexander or Thad Cochran or dare I say it….Lindsey Olin Graham?
Update. Amazing that no one here has used “all you protest kids” as a post title yet.
It was probably the shock from realizing that Obamacare now subjected her to death panels.
Wow, they are THAT far gone…holy cow.
“Honey, where are our passports?”
Freep’s all over this. Apparently, there’s a group of actors Obama uses at “tragedies” across the nation. All those Newtown parents, for example. Actors all.
Even more scandalous, that woman was Bill Ayers.
But you won’t hear about that on the lamestream media.
Actors? I thought they all killed their own children as good Democrats are supposed to do for The Cause.
Wait a minute ….
Sonofagun, Lamar! is still alive, and in an elected office. Who knew?
(“A little classical music there, kids”)
…and that Cheneys always blink their eyes.
I don’t listen to much of the post-Cale VU.
the fact that i was willing to believe it means it really was possible.
And risk getting one-upped by you? No thanks. You’re better at this on your worst day than I am on my best.
Oh my, God. My kid’s going as a disaffected hipster for Hallowe’en. That is is SO going on her costume!
The Other Chuck
Has anyone checked Allison’s countertops yet? It would be irresponsible not to.
Corey Robin on Edmund Burke, father of IOKIYAR
@Jamey: I knew how it was going to look as I was typing it, but it is, nevertheless, true.
@Omnes Omnibus: Only listened to them when they were underground underground.
The Weekly Standard is a “major outlet?”
… checking …
100,000 print and 1.2 million unique Internet hits per month.
Conclusion: no, I don’t think so.
That poor fucking chicken needs a long vacation; it’s so tired. It’s a chicken, not a rabbit, and it needs some rest.
ETA: Wait! It IS a live chicken and not some KFC lust, right?
Their first album was better than their first album.
@The Other Chuck: You joke, but this is a real concern. Any “civilian” who happens to appear on the Wingnut’s radar gets harassed. It must be scary when it happens.
Also, for soccer fans, Best Zlatan Ibrahimovic quotes
Did she faint or did she encounter the blue screen of death? while applying for ACA.
Bill E Pilgrim
@Mullah DougJ: Ppft. I only liked their stuff before that.
“First album”, forget it, they were over by then.
Just Some Fuckhead, Thought Leader
Fuck you, Independent.
David in NY
Remember the props behind W? Photos with a solid line of servicemen in dress uniform. But if you looked closely, there were a few servicemen, with their faces repeated over, and over … Good times.
@Mullah DougJ: You are probably right.
@Bill E Pilgrim: The July 1965 demo tape or their part in the Exploding Plastic Inevitable?
On Chris Hayes last night he talked to this shitbag state rep from Ohio (white, older, male) who when asked whether he could acknowledge that the several hundred thousand people without health insurance in OH were terrorized by what could happen to them, said:
“I drove from Columbus to Cleveland yesterday and I didn’t see anybody who was being terrorized.”
I am never going to forget that quote. That is pure pathological ignorant/arrogant gold.
She probably fainted because she realized what it’s going to take to get to vote in TX.
@Omnes Omnibus: Admittedly, I only like Rollins Black Flag, but only early and mid Rollins. It got a little weird towards the end.
Old Dan and Little Ann
My asshole friend posted 6+ minute FB video yesterday that included this fainting episode along with several other examples of PBO offering people water during his speeches over the last several years. His biggest delight was a clip of Hilary Clinton jerking her head around and asking “somebody fainted?” during one of her speeches. That one looked bizarre I admit. But the overall tone of the video was fucking nauseating.
Bill E Pilgrim
@Omnes Omnibus: Oh no I’m talking way back. I was into them when there were only three people who knew about the band at all, not including any of them because they hadn’t formed it yet. You know when they were each born? Okay it was before that.
@David in NY: I’ve never understood how/where the far right came up with the “Obama wants to be worshiped” or he’s a “Dear Leader” thing… I pretty much write it off to projection, since they were of the “A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can’t get anyone to notice.” description of Bush.
@Cassidy: That is actually funny, since I am a fan of the pre-Rollins band. I could be a pretentious hipster douche if I chose to sneer at everyone else’s musical taste.
@Bill E Pilgrim: I know. I was just showing off.
@KG: A lot of tears of joy were broadcast at the inauguration. The wingnuts think it odd that people of color found great vindication in this electoral triumph, and assume it is just a weird personality cult kind of thing.
I was in tears because it meant that the wingnuts were not going to finish the job of destroying my country, at least for a few more years.
Bill E Pilgrim
@Old Dan and Little Ann: Okay so there’s a vast conspiracy afoot to have people pretend to pass out while listening to speeches by Democratic politicians.
Which after all makes perfect sense. When I used to tour that was a standard technique to make a band look better.
Bill E Pilgrim
@Omnes Omnibus: Wait you know that I was into them before they were born?
Okay I’m getting better at slinging BS than I used to be, have to make a note for future use.
Good showing off actually, I had to Google the plastic thing.
There was one RW radio host going on about this…’How did Obama know she was fainting? Does he have super powers? Eyes in the back of his head?”
Uh, he probably saw the people right in front of him, starting to react to something going on in back of him. So he, you know, turned around.
“I am never going to forget that quote. That is pure pathological ignorant/arrogant gold.”
He’s in direct competition with the Mayor of Maine.
Oops, meant to type ‘Governor of Maine.”
@Bill E Pilgrim:
I know you are that cool. It’s obvious.
Mike in NC
How come only wingnuts qualify as patriots? No fair!
@xenos: didn’t it start before the inauguration though? Just weird
@Mike in NC: because it’s the last refuge of scoundrels?
It makes total sense that Obama would stage this whole thing. A woman fainting behind him is a perfect symbol of……, well, they paid her to faint because that would make everyone think that……..uh, well, she didn’t really faint, she just faked it so that it looked like……hmm. I can’t think of the right words but I know he faked it.
See, blah people are always paying people to stand next to them and faint. Just because. I know this for a fact.
I am so glad that the woman who is a cardboard place holder short of being a total prop got a kick out of this. The far right is like a bunch of bitchy high school girls gone to seed.
Bill E Pilgrim
@Omnes Omnibus: /puts on shades and picks up a trumpet
Jim, Foolish Literalist
@KG: I think it was at the same rally, or at rallies not far apart in time, that Maria Shriver said “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for”, and Oprah said “He’s the one”, i.e. the candidate that could get her to make an endorsement people had been begging for for years, and they conflated the two into “He’s The One”. Drove the PUMAs nuts, because they thought the Kennedys (and maybe Oprah) had betrayed Hillary. I would have been and will be a Hillbot in the event, but I always thought PUMAs (not the candidate herself) were a lot more cultish than Obama supporters.
Tom the First
You should definitely save “You can hear Jack say” for your next post about the treasury secretary.
@Mike in NC: and @KG:
Because only bigots think that ‘America for Americans’ is really, really important.
Wingnuts: Fuckin’ hate ’em.
Ball Juice troll Doug pulling out the ole reliable Palin card when faced with nothing much to blog about.
Can anyone explain to me why there is a NewsMax headline feed on the upper left side of this website?
@KG: When he started his campaign big crowds came out to see him, which was bad and/or creepy for some reason. But of course it’s not only the right wing that pushes that shit.
@muricafukyea: It’s been explained before. It isn’t our fault you weren’t paying attention.
Obviously, someone misread the “insert pre-planned feint for wingnuts here” from the teleprompter.
@muricafukyea: Because they pay John money to have the feed there. It’s a good way to keep an eye on what’s happening in wingnut land without having to visit any of their sites.
@muricafukyea: Entertainment value.
@shelly: I like Mayor better. Maine is a large Mayberry with rich visitors.
@BGinCHI: It’s like the UP with lobster.
You know, wingnuts aren’t really that marketing smart.
CNN pulled three people off the street for a “Sign up for Obamacare Live” session, and it looked like they’d given up after 45 minutes.
If I were running this show, I’d have had at least one of them faint.
I really hope she flies in to speak at one of their rallies. She’s not nearly as popular as she once was, yet she’s got her rabid followers. If she asks to speak at some rally and the candidate doesn’t allow her to she’ll probably whine, just like when she didn’t get to be on Fox on election night, or whatever that was. She’s a loose cannon. I hope she gets all involved in any teabagger challengers campaigns.
The Other Chuck
LOG? Guy must hate his parents so much.
What rolls down stairs
Alone or in pairs
Rolls over your neighbor’s dog
What’s great for a snack
And fits on your back
It’s LOG, LOG, LOG!
@aimai: What’s entertaining about a bunch of bullshit posing as news headlines? Would not be surprised if Libertarian curious Cole would whore out this site to right wing headlines if there was a buck to be made.
It’s the pointing and laughing, but then I can understand why you might find it hurtful rather than amusing.
@Mike in NC: Cause only conservatives are real Americans. QED.
a hip hop artist from Idaho (fka Bella Q)
@LAC: That’s such a perfect description of Princess Dumbass of the Northwoods: a bitchy high school girl gone to seed. Thanks for that.
And you know she pretends to have liked PUMA Cat Lady and the Firebaggers before they were cool. Frighteningly, she would, rather than admit she’d not heard of an imaginary band.
@Omnes Omnibus: Durfs gotta Durf after all. He’s a better American than we are after all, he lived in the US for 8 years!
The President needs to come forward and clear this whole matter up. He should admit that he cut one.
@maya: POTUS doesn’t wear Shreddies?
@muricafukyea: I can only see one at the upper right.
What chemical assistance do you need to see the one at the upper left? Or do you stand in front of a mirror and chant SINGLE PAYER SINGLE PAYER SINGLE PAYER?
And this villain always…bats…her eyes. Republicans are the only ones who never blush…
It was that visit to Ben’s Chili Bowl. WAKE UP SHEEPLE!
@Mike in NC: More like only wingnuts think to make an issue of their “patriotism”. The rest of us sort of take ours (warts and all) for granted.
Keith, Dez, or Chavo?
@Jebediah, RBG: Keith and Dez.
@Omnes Omnibus: They’re reunion-touring as The Velvet Mainstream… I would count “Loaded” among their best. Times were, I wouldn’t have, but the more I’ve learnt…
@Jamey: Sterling Morrison is dead and Mo Tucker is a Teahadist.
@muricafukyea: Congratulations. You’ve just noticed that Cole’s is the only website on the whole internet that doesn’t have ads.
Because of course there are millions of other business models to pay for hosting services, bandwidth, etc.
@Randy P: Er, I mean, that HAS ads
Just One More Canuck
@MattR: Wow – what an age we live in
@Redshirt: And everyone who ever played a part wouldn’t turn around and hate it, amirite?
I love the way the band started, with the Ramones record in a George Benson sleeve…
What’s funny is, I can’t see why any organization would even want to fake such a thing. What benefit would it give, to have people fainting at public events? Is it even within the realms of imagination to think a PR team would get together and plot, as a long-term strategy (the wingnuts apparently think this has been going on for years!), the idea of having planted actors FAINT behind the President? What do they suppose the plot’s objective is? Some nefarious “let’s make the President look good” by having people faint?