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Wonkette Interviews Bob Barr At Weird-Sounding Reason Mag Party!

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Your associate editor was prepared to go to this funny-sounding debate party last Friday at the D.C. headquarters of libertarian masturbation pamphlet Reason, one for which Bob Barr was invited to yell at Obama and McCain on the teevee, live. Ineffectiveness and vanity on this level is, of course, the very essence of libertarianism. So instead your editor incoherently liveblogged from home, viciously drunk (sorry!) and FAR AWAY from the old yelling octoroon. But Liz Glover went in our stead, and she brought a sidekick!

Liz’s sidekick in the first segment of this video is a gal named Christina Tkacik. You “blog people” may recognize that last name! Christina’s sister is Moe Tkacik, the roaming Gawker Media editor who now writes about, uh, robot gadgets for the porn blog, Jalopnik. In this video, Christina interviews a self-identifying Paultard, who is drunk. Not an excuse! Wonkette subscribes to the drinking theory that alcohol only makes you more honest.

Then Liz interviews Bob Barr, who, again, was yelling at the teevee all night at a secretly communist magazine’s editorial offices.

Reason Debate Party with Bob Barr [Liz Glover]

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Jim Newell is Wonkette's beloved Capitol Hill Typing Demon. He joined in 2007, left for some other dumb job in 2010, and proudly returned in 2012 as our "Senior Editor at Large." He lives in Washington and also writes for things such as The Guardian, the Manchester paper of liberals.

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  • cal

    Looks like a night in hell with morons.

  • shortsshortsshorts

    Xanax. Lots of Xanax. I cannot think of another way to cope with that scene.

  • Rush

    and now, for something completely different

  • Serolf Divad

    The fuzzy caterpillar under your lip does not believe you, sir. It says you are a liar, sir!

  • ManchuCandidate

    Comeon, no questions like “How much for a mustache ride?”

  • SuperRounder

    Bill Maher is crying somewhere.

  • V572625694

    Was Liz trying to check the guy’s nose hairs for leeches or something. Stand back a bit, please!

  • InsidiousTuna

    I need a drink.

  • njdon

    support the federation of galaxies. romulans uber alles.

    mccain warming up in the bull pen.

  • SayItWithWookies

    “Bob Barr is debating.”

    Well, at least he has the appropriate delusions of grandeur to handle the presidency. And also the throne of France.

  • stew

    Walnuts saying meaningless things on the teevee.

  • El Topo

    As a committed beardie, I am deeply offended by Barr’s statement that he “could care less about facial hair.”

  • stew

    …but no questions, of course. I mean, he rally ran out of there!

  • Dr. Spaceman

    Those offices are much nicer than I expected.

  • HuskyMescan

    That first guy opened up a string theory dimension in my mac screen.

  • facehead

    The person with the video recorder obviously doesn’t speak libertarian.

    “The constitutional party is very theocratic”

    Translation: Oh god, let’s party.

    “We have to be quiet.”

    Translation: let’s go to the library bathroom and turn off the lights.

    “I could care less about facial hair.”

    Translation: I’m Bob Barr.

  • facehead

    [re=114360]Rush[/re]: Bunch of half-bred muslins if ya ask me.

  • shortsshortsshorts

    With the economy being as it is, will the price of a 25 cent mustache ride finally be reduced?

  • anabellum

    [re=114354]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: i’d like to go on record as disagreeing with the pro-Xanax contingency, the filthy stuff interferes with excessive alcohol consumption……

    its a matter of principle..

  • bitchincamaro

    Cannot possibly whack to this clip if the interviewers remain off camera.

  • V572625694

    No “position” on facial hair, correct on gays in the military–what’s not to like?

    Is it true that a Libertarian is just a Republican in mirrored sunglasses?

  • Lazy Media

    Bob Barr, 100 percent keereck on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Whoo. Feelin’ a little dizzy here; Bob Barr being right about something.

    BOB BARR ’08!!!!111!!!

  • helenaHandbasket500

    [re=114457]anabellum[/re]: Everything in moderation Anabellum and Shorts! A coupla xanax with a nice elitist bottle of chardonnay will do the trick quite nicely.

  • 1ofUS

    Global govment wrecked my hum. Now I have to sing the words.

  • huertanix

    At least he didn’t start biting on the mic. OM NOM NOM NOM! Down, Sarah! Bad!

  • NotLaughing

    If Rue McClanhan had married Bob Barr she’d be Rue Barr

  • schvitzatura

    Wonkette people. “Blimp” people. Duel to the death.

    Shades of April 2008!


    Pfft, beltway libertaricrats. The day I started calling Reason a bunch of commies was the day I realized I was a fringe nutjob.
    I’m going back to my tinfoil shack with my tinfoil hat and tinfoil cat.

  • CJG

    this is all that will ever matter to me in regards to Bob Barr:

  • professionalcynic

    I went to the party. Reason’s DC headquarters is pretty nice. They do like to drop the f-bomb. One of the Reason employees came over after the debate and makes the following announcement, “We’re taping a segment with Bob Bar, so please shut the f-k up!” This was after some guy during the debate watch yells, “Shut the f-k up!”. When did Reason turn into a surly band of sailors?

  • OzoneTom

    But where does Barr stand on the pleather issue?