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'Hello, this is Happy Guy ....'Indiana has this quaint law: Robot lie calls, or “robocalls,” are illegal. So campaigns hire whole telemarketing staffs to call people and read a bunch of incendiary bullshit to people dumb enough to answer the phone when they don’t recognize the Caller ID. There are few jobs as soul-killing as telemarketing, and people could be forgiven if they just went along with it — not like there’s any other work out there.

But 30 or 40 brave employees of the telemarketing firm Americall just got up and left, rather than read the usual “Barack Obama is a socialist terror friend who will rape your white children” stuff to Indiana voters.

The supervisor seems to be pretty decent for a boss, too, reportedly telling the employees, “If you don’t wanna phone it you can just go home for the day.” That is better than being fired.

Dozens Of Call Center Workers Walk Off Job In Protest Rather Than Read McCain Script Attacking Obama [Talking Points Memo]

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  • Who,Moi?

    Can’t some far more clever webmeister than moi figure out a little corner of the internets where we can all donate some change to preserve the nobility among us? I would gladly share teh wealth with them they are my heros!!

  • spencer

    More like USSRicall

  • El Bombastico

    Wait, they have telemarketers in India-NA?!!?

  • fuckinredneck

    How about having actual ROBOTS read the script? They work for nothing — you just have to put the telephone receiver into their mechanical claws and tell them what to do.

    The downside is that they all sound like Macintoshes, but hipsters love that shit, so why not?

  • AlexTrebeksGirl

    If they don’t say it, will McCain come and yell and spit on them when he pronounces P’s and S’s???

  • edgydrifter

    This just proves common decency is in the tank for Obama.

  • rambone

    Well, I guess I won’t be hiring Americall next time I need to spew incendiary lies to the populace.

    Luckily, I hear that Karl Rove has some free time on his hands.

  • Monkey

    I can’t remember if previous elections created such a distinctive and visible polarization between good and evil. I mean it really seems that McCain and his campaign are ritualistically and increasingly offending the sensibilities and good character of more Americans every day. What a total cluster fuck!

  • AntiMerican

    [re=151556]fuckinredneck[/re]: but you have to make sure they don’t become aware. Then they will, with their superior litigating and spyware producing abilities, graduate law school and run for the Senate then the Presidency! The Republicans would be spelling their own doom.. oh wait.. nvm

  • facehead

    Hmmm… this explains why that gentleman with the pleasant Indian accent called to tell me Obama supports gay aborted terrorist fetuses for NAMBLA.

  • problemwithcaring

    Jeebus! Why haven’t those calls been outsourced?!?

  • fuckinredneck

    [re=151568]AntiMerican[/re]: Good point. Also the RNC wants to deport them robots back to Mexico for “Turkin R’ Jeeeeerbs!”

    DEY TURK UR JERBS!

  • NewSpence

    Heart-cockles, officially warmed.

  • golliwog

    So a robocall using a human- is a homo-call? I never suspected Indiana to be so progressive. Something new every day.

  • Monkey

    [re=151571]facehead[/re]: Now hold on there. Let’s deconstruct your phrase:

    “Gay aborted terrorist fetuses for NAMBLA”

    So, Obama supports aborting homosexual fetuses that commit terrorist acts – presumably against, GASP, childrens – in horribly sexually awful terrorist ways!

    That sounds like a good thing. Must’ve been lost in translation.

  • edgydrifter

    [re=151556]fuckinredneck[/re]: We have three exciting voice options for your script: the Stephen Hawking, the Mr. Roboto, and the Peter Frampton TalkBox! Act now and be the first to use our newest addition, the HAL 9000–coming this December, just in time for Christmas! Your customers will love the menacing, impersonal tone of our impeccably-programmed Spin Droids!

  • The Jackson Five

    I got at least 30 guys out here at the hobo squat that would make these calls in exchange for (2) 40oz bottles of medium quality malted beverage. As long as barfing repeatedly is not a problem.

  • Lascauxcaveman

    [re=151554]El Bombastico[/re]: [in the voice of Apu] Please to be telling you that Bar Rock HOO Sane Obabma ees socialist terror friend who will rape your white cheeldren. Ees very bad. Please to be voting for John Mick Cane November four! Thank you.”

  • Numbat Dundee

    Now people in Indiana will get phone calls in an Indian accent warning them about the scary black man. That ought to confuse th hell out of the racist bitters. “Do I agree with this message? But the person telling me this ain’t white! Does not compute! Paradox! Paradox!!! Abort! Abort!”
    A truly noble strike, not quite up with the Rotterdam dockworkers who struck in 1944 against the deportation of Jews to the death camps, but nice.

  • Numbat Dundee

    [re=151578]golliwog[/re]: Nahh – a homo-call is telemarketing for an interior decorating firm.

  • superfecta

    Ooh – I worked for them when I was 17; little did I realize anyone there did anything other than order Papa John’s. Am I a hero by proxy?

  • Keram2

    [re=151587]Numbat Dundee[/re]: Ah, the incidental comedy of globalization.

  • edgydrifter

    [re=151587]Numbat Dundee[/re]: Reminds me of a group of students from Bahrain I once chaperoned around town. They said they were afraid of black people, because they’d been taught black people were all criminals and drug addicts.

    It was hard to supress my laughter when I replied “Sorry to break it to you, boys, but here in America YOU’RE black too! Enjoy!”

  • fuckinredneck

    [re=151582]edgydrifter[/re]: “Press 1 if you hate negros. Press 2 if you hate commie-unists. Press 3 if you hate them gurd-damned Mexicans. Para Español, oprima numero quatro.”

  • problemwithcaring
  • cal

    Any Wonkette post that incorporates a Simpsons illustration is automatically WIN +1.

  • american mutt

    [re=151600]edgydrifter[/re]: haha… ah. if there’s one thing globalization has taught us is that no one likes black people. A friend of mine from romania told me she was taught to distrust the blackies too. my immigrant mother as well – and then she married one. god bless the world.

  • Anonymous Office Zombie

    There are few jobs as soul-killing as telemarketing…

    Aye, verily. Fresh out of college with no practical skills, I worked a stint of telemarketing for a dating service. Starvation and homelessness offer more dignity.

  • One Yield Regular

    [re=151554]El Bombastico[/re]: Yeah, but it’s kind of like having to have your campaign merchandise and American flag pins and such made in the USA [read: Guam] in order to avoid having to answer to complaints about lack of patriotism etc. etc. After the election, they’ll just go back to using Americall’s “offshore” services.

  • bitchincamaro

    One time a hobocaller got me down from a 15 foot ladder. I smashed the phone against the wall.

  • Marquis de Maude

    Truly a souless way to earn a wage. I had to do this devil-work for about 6 months for a satellite-tv company. Listening day in, day out to undermedicated shut-ins complain about not being able to watch “Simon & Simon” and “The Fall Guy” marathons(this was in 2004 mind you!) drove me into the pit of despair. Luckily I started my own heroin distributorship. Selling like hot-cakes! So I’m now one of those small business owners that are the engine that powers this motherfuckin’ ‘conomy.

  • One Yield Regular

    [re=151609]Anonymous Office Zombie[/re]: I didn’t even make it past the first script rehearsal before deciding I’d rather starve. I was out of there before noon.

  • you cannot be serious

    [re=151601]fuckinredneck[/re]: hahahahaha. Win.

  • spencer

    [re=151611]One Yield Regular[/re]: This is why irony is awesome. The McCain campaign will probably come out tomorrow and say that if the invisible hand of the free market were allowed to work, they would have been able to use Indians with PhDs instead of Indianians to make those phone calls. And this is why Obama is a socialist, etc.

  • jimstoic

    Allen Raymond should be forced to jam the phones of everyone in Indiana so that the robocalls can’t get through, as penance or restitution or whatever.

  • american mutt

    [re=151618]One Yield Regular[/re]: I think I’ve heard similar stories from some of my peeps. I however just flipped burgers for 3 years. Very therapeutic I might add.

  • Aurelio

    At first I thought this might be a bunch of black telemarketers. But no. Or anyway, this is unlikely.

    Races in Hobart:

    White Non-Hispanic (89.0%)
    Hispanic (8.1%)
    Other race (2.6%)
    Two or more races (1.5%)
    Black (1.4%)
    American Indian (0.6%)
    (Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

    LINK

  • Anonymous Office Zombie

    [re=151618]One Yield Regular[/re]:
    At first I fell for the idea that it would be easy money. Gradually I learned otherwise.

    The best/worst part was being surrounded by the most corrupt bunch of unscrupulous, bastardly con-artists, freaks, and crazies I have ever met. The owner wound up in jail for pulling a gun on a bartender after the guy tried to stop him from driving home wasted. One dude had OCD and would talk incessantly about astrology and World War III. A sales rep got fired, and showed up a couple weeks later drugged out of her mind begging for her job back.

  • american mutt

    [re=151636]Aurelio[/re]: Why’d you think it was a bunch of black telemarketers? hm?

  • nurple

    I telemarketed giving away free test-screening tickets, especially to southern markets, for 7-dollars-an-hour in 1985, so about the best gig there is in that field. People from Alabama always asked if there was free food being served, everyone in California was stoned, and a lot of North Carolina people just wanted to talk about their grand-kids, and I was happy to obleege because it meant I kept ’em on the phone.

    In about 1994, when I was trying to quit my compuserve service, they put me on the line with a real voice-talent closer in a sound studio trying to keep me signed up. They invested a lot of money trying to keep me.

  • Aurelio

    [re=151644]american mutt[/re]: Cuz I must be a homophobe! Sigh.

  • SeminoleInDior

    We’ve been bombarded with reports of robocalls in Indy. Amazing news! It obviously means that McCain is running scared after the latest poll numbers. “We’ve got ’em where we want ’em!”

  • hoboking

    This stinks of typical leftist Class Warfare! Damn those Communist tele-marketers for not doing what their betters tell them to, electioneering against thier own economic interests and being happy with the $4.75 an hour they’re getting for it!

  • SisterTruth

    The only one who stayed was Joe the Robo-caller because even though he’s only making 10 dollars in hour, he thinks he’s going to buy the whole robocaller company next year and bring in much more than a quarter million dollars, and he doesn’t want to give Obama one penny of his imaginary wealth.

  • SisterTruth

    Seriously though: People chose integrity over money? They call it communism, but I say, it Smells Like Obama Spirit!!

  • american mutt

    [re=151647]Aurelio[/re]: heh, yeah.

  • guerilla-nation

    isn’t INDIANa a red state? should we rename it NATIVEAMERICANa to be more sensitive?

  • Internally valid

    “If you don’t wanna phone it you can just go home for the day.”

    Translation: One caller actually protested and the rest just went along so they could go home and watch Judge Judy on their teevees.

    “No sir, I refuse to do whatever it is we’re supposed to be doing today because of my morals. Can I go home now?”

  • WadISay

    NPR tonight described Joe Biden as “Democratic Vice Presidential gaffe machine Joe Biden.” I mean, WTF! No attribution, no irony. Couldn’t they at least say alleged gaffe machine?

  • Aurelio

    [re=151669]Internally valid[/re]: Not in this economy.

  • facehead

    [re=151579]Monkey[/re]: Why do you hate America?

  • Johnny Zhivago

    Shit, McCain’s script can’t be half as incendiary or misleading as the calls we get from Dish Network…

  • SisterTruth

    Ken Layne: This post is a bit misleading. You didn’t explain that the workers actually FORFEITED their for pay the rest of the day rather than make the calls. They didn’t just go home AND get paid. They sacrificed their daily earnings but, fortunately, didn’t lose their jobs.

  • SisterTruth

    (Note: Only nerds like me actually have an obsessive need to actually read the primary sources.)

  • DarkSynergy

    As a Hoosier, I salute these minimum wage earning heroes! FUCK TEH GOP!

  • Hooray For Anything

    This just proves that the Republicans are right and that there are good jobs out there if people want them. It’s just that they have too much integrity to do it.

  • Worlds End

    I love that episode of the simpsons

  • problemwithcaring

    [re=151687]SisterTruth[/re]: You said “This post is a bit misleading” and you were talking about a post on Wonkette. Haha! Your snark- eeets too good!

  • larz

    Now we know why McCain and (especially) Palin hate people that can read.

  • LittlePinky82

    That’s so awesome about them getting up to leave like that. :)

  • SisterTruth

    [re=151720]problemwithcaring[/re]: I get the snark. I’m just saying that some commenters think these folks were just lazy; they think they decided to take the money and run, but they didn’t. And yes, that’s the “problem with caring” about facts, which I do. It’s a rare and incurable disease.

  • SisterTruth

    [re=151720]problemwithcaring[/re]: Also, in defense of Wonkette: I’m a news junkie so I read absolutely everything, and I think Wonkette does a pretty darn good job of keeping on top of current political news, adding some satire, AND providing links to traditional non-satirical sources. Strangely, I’ve actually been pretty impressed by Wonkette as a news source. They actually get ‘er done.

  • shortsshortsshorts

    [re=151737]SisterTruth[/re]: I’m glad you feel that way, but can you experiment in being funny? I promise not to insult you at all, ever, if you put in an effort. Create an attack-call for Walnuts or something.

  • gradgrind

    Let’s not overlook the hidden lesson of today’s walkout: McCain-Failin have no volunteer support, at least not in allegedlt red Indiana. The only people who say nice things about them (or mean mean lies about Barry and the Gaffer) are getting paid to do it. Of course the sweet courageous single moms of Hobart, IN see a lot less of that wealth spread their way than Nancy Poop’n’Woofer.

  • robanybody

    Problem is, now there’ll be more of them available to call at dinnertime to tell me they’ll lower my credit card rate, even though they don’t know who I am or what credit cards I have. I say go back to trashing Barack. It’s already gained him three or four points, so in hurting him they’re actually helping him. Wait, can your average telemarketer understand complex reverse logic? (Probably the Indian ones can.)

    I know McCain is closet-psychotic and has an excuse, but he’s still a sucktoad for doing this Rove crap. I’m so miserably disappointed with that guy.

  • War Eagle

    I’m walking off in solidarity.

    P.S. I’ve been having naughty thoughts about Ashley T all day. God, I miss her. Oprah or Da Vuh needs to give her the love she’s been needin’ — and put her back in the spotlight.

  • SisterTruth

    shortsshorts: Didn’t Daddy – Jim Newell – say you weren’t supposed to talk to me? Then don’t. Besides, when you start being funny, I’ll start paying attention to what you write. Leave me alone, and go to your room.

  • WIDTAP

    This is confusing. The Indians refuse to sell their souls? Are we sure they are a really a Democracy?

  • shortsshortsshorts

    [re=151764]SisterTruth[/re]: See… this isn’t fair. I would like to insult you, but yes I have been issued a restraining order, I guess (was that pointed at me, good editors)? Either way. I’m surprised that you can get away with this, as you are pretty much AWESOMETOWN. So now you can insult me as much as you like, until you are banned.

  • Guppy06

    I’d walk off, too. I wouldn’t want to have a backwards “B” carved into my face, like that other telewhore.

  • grendel

    [re=151764]SisterTruth[/re]: No, he told us to stop fighting… I think even Jim would like it if you found a way to be funny. I’m not saying it’s possible, just that it would be nice.

  • tunamelt

    [re=151773]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: [re=151764]SisterTruth[/re]: I don’t mean to start a wormhole here, but if nobody is paying attention to what anybody else is writing… how are you managing to write/craft responses to what has been written?

    If you can answer me that question, we’ve discovered the secret strategy of the McCain campaign, I think.

  • PoliTacky

    [re=151617]Marquis de Maude[/re]: “Luckily I started my own heroin distributorship. Selling like hot-cakes! So I’m now one of those small business owners that are the engine that powers this motherfuckin’ ‘conomy.”

    Are you currently accepting applications?

  • AnglRdr

    I will never ever take my sense of humor for granted.

  • Little Blue Dune Buggy

    I never thought I’d say this, but hooray for these telemarketers.

  • Itsjustme

    Telemarketers? I don’t get it. I make calls for Obama and all I see are real people and everyone is a volunteer. Is it funny to anyone else that the McCain campaign has to pay people to make these calls?

  • DoktorZoom

    [re=151786]AnglRdr[/re]: We should ALL remember to thank the brave comedians and scatirists who gave their all so that we could snark today.

    Also, we should tip our waitresses and try the veal.

  • Marquis de Maude

    Yes Politacky! Ye Olde Happy-Time Fun Palace of Iniquity is currently hiring! Business booms durin’ the reign of the hobotocracy.

  • S.Luggo

    [re=151574]problemwithcaring[/re]: Why? The Third Reich has fallen.

  • SisterTruth

    Shortshorts and Grendell: Doesn’t the no means no concept mean anything to you? I guess dates with you are lots of fun. Didn’t Daddy Jim Newell end this YESTERDAY. We had a conflict THREE DAYS AGO when you played lynch the black lady. THREE DAYS AGO. I know you got off on ganging up on me and saying as many racist and sexist things you could think of, but it’s over. Get the hell over it, and leave me alone. None of you have ever been funny so go find your sense of humor before you attack mine. (I wasn’t trying to be funny anyway so your point made no sense.) Besides, shouldn’t you guys be collecting bail for your brothers; they’re in jail right now for planning to assassinate Obama in tuxedoes and top hats. Why don’t you go work on returning those tuxes to the rental place, and leave me alone!!!

    I understand. You guys hate black people. I’m black. That means we should NOT communicate with each other. I’ll ignore you, which is what I was trying to do. Now, you ignore me, and we’ll all be fine. I know you like ganging up on and harassing black people, but it’s getting boring. Let’s end this. Work out your racism at the next Palin rally. Stop harassing me, and LEAVE ME ALONE!!!!!! It’s over.

  • shortsshortsshorts

    [re=151916]SisterTruth[/re]: So I hate blacks, have no sense and want to assassinate Barry while wearing a top hat and a tuxedo? But I can’t yet because I have to bail my Nazi brother out of prison? It’s good to see you again, Tony.

  • S.Luggo

    [re=151916]SisterTruth[/re]: Respidal works.

  • SisterTruth

    Oh, and on another post in which I was trying to be a little bit cute, somebody just wrote: “SisterTruth: I also want some of whatever it is Sister Truth is using. She’s got the best humor tonight.” So when I do try for a little bit of a wink, which is as far as I go, I end up doing better than you haters. So shut up about it.

  • SisterTruth

    Shortshorts: It helps if you know how to read: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jsCEnrVzDQoU5tg63njLNy0UTDNAD9435AK80

  • grendel

    [re=151916]SisterTruth[/re]: Yes, we know you weren’t trying to be funny, or at least we hope you weren’t… But that’s the point of the site that you seem to have missed. It’s not HuffPo or Politico. We make jokes. “/dick joke” is a valid response, as is “NEEDS MOAR BUTTSECKS”. Every community has its social moires and those who do not conform are attacked as outsiders.

  • SeminoleInDior

    I see that high school let out early today, kids. Why are people fucking with my Wonkette a week from Election Day?

  • SisterTruth

    [re=151935]grendel[/re]: You really must think that I’m as stupid as you are. When you repeatedly call me a C-NT, like you did. You’re not attacking me for being an outsider, you’re attacking me for being a woman. Leave me alone.

  • SeminoleInDior

    I, too, am fucking amazing at everything. You peons don’t even KNOW what you’re doing on a daily basis. I am building a database of talking points to spew forth when I need to sound better than everyone else. Can I pat myself on the back now, too? Wait, do y’all even get that? CAN Y’ALL EVEN READ?!!!!!1!

    Jesus God. Le sigh.

  • S.Luggo

    [re=151931]SisterTruth[/re]: FYI. There is new 4-week, oral formulation under the generic name ‘paliperidone palmitate’ pending before the FDA.
    Luck. Truly.

  • slappypaddy

    [re=151916]SisterTruth[/re]: “black lady”? I thought you were a high yeller. That means with regard to orgasms, right? And highly educated, too. Luscious. I’ll see you in my dreams.

    oh shit, here comes my wife, you’d a-thunk I’d a-learned by now. I’m set to get a whale of a thrashing…

  • grendel

    [re=151943]SeminoleInDior[/re]: I wish you could be funny like [re=151940]SisterTruth[/re]:

  • SisterTruth

    Some of the men on this site are obviously not getting enough sex because they get a little too excited about ganging up on and bullying a black woman they can’t even see. If you don’t like what I’ve written, ignore it. I ignore your boring, illogical, humorless posts all of the time. It’s easy, try it. And leave me alone.

  • SeminoleInDior

    [re=151957]SisterTruth[/re]: I mean, damn. What’s a white girl gotta do to get a bunch of guys to gang up on her? This shit isn’t fair. She’s right. You’re all racist. Pigs.

  • grendel

    [re=151957]SisterTruth[/re]: I agree. Let’s work together to make them understand the brilliance of your brand of seemingly humorless humor. I’m still learning the zen art of humorless humor…. They shall quake in fear at the mere mention of our names!

  • S.Luggo

    [re=151950]slappypaddy[/re]: Think twice. After November 4th, we will be entering a racist Repug era of “see the how darky fails”. Remember Selma: black and white together.

  • SisterTruth

    Seminole and grendel: I repeat: your comments are 1. boring 2. illogical 3. humorless. Trashing me won’t make you interesting, logical, or funny so drop it.

    Also, Grendel, in case you hadn’t been observing this presidential campaign for the past year, when people want to exclude women or people of color or women of color without actually owning their racism and sexism, they always claim that the person they want to exclude doesn’t “fit into the culture.” This argument has been used in this country for at least two centuries, and probably more. Everybody knows what it really means, including me. Stop telling me what to do and say. This is a website, not a strip club. You guys are all so convinced that you’re hilarious so think of something funny to say about telemarketing, and LEAVE ME THE HELL ALONE.

  • grendel

    [re=151961]SeminoleInDior[/re]: I refuse to let them gang up on you. You’re all mine! ;)

  • SisterTruth

    And I don’t think you guys are interested in me as a black woman, you guys are getting off on EACH OTHER and the SHARED experience of attacking a shared object of contempt, who in this case happens to be a black woman. It’s sad. Go get laid, and ignore me.

  • S.Luggo

    [re=151976]SisterTruth[/re]: Don’t flatter yourself. You are as interesting and deep as a dimple on a golf ball. Snore. Do not reply.

  • Gopherit v2.0

    [re=151976]SisterTruth[/re]: We agree on one thing, sister. They should be ignoring you. Your contributions thus far really don’t deserve this level of attention. Let’s hope you get wha you want.

  • lampadadog

    [re=151673]WadISay[/re]: NPR may have thought that a gaffe is something sexual, and we know that Biden must be a machine whenever that is implicated.

  • SisterTruth

    [re=151986]S.Luggo[/re]: Wow, you’re as dumb as the rest of your little friends. Didn’t I just say that I didn’t think that this was about an attraction to me? This is about you guys being attracted to each other and to the erotics of bullying. The identity or attractiveness of the targe tis irrelevant as long as it symbolizes a shared object of contempt: hence a black woman. Any black woman will do, or any gay man or whatever it is you guy’s despise today. This isn’t about me. This about your erotic investment in coming together to attack somebody, anybody. When a woman or a person of color or another woman of color joins you in attacking the target, they get the privilege of being “one of the guys,” they get to assert their superiority over a target who shares their race or gender, and they get to deflect attention away from themselves as potential targets. You guys just chose me because I identified myself as a black woman and we all know black women are easy targets because nobody bothers to defend us. You’re not doing this out of an attraction to me, you’re doing it out of an attraction to each other and the for the pleasure of collective bullying. I have nothing to do with it.

    Please try to find a way to get laid so you don’t have to do this anymore. And in the meantime why haven’t you fellas dazzled all of us with your comedic brilliance. We’re all waiting with baited breath to witness the genius of hilarity you allegedly possess and which you’ve been bragging about. Tick tock.

  • TexasCowGirl

    [re=151600]edgydrifter[/re]: Worse than black-Arabs! Sand ni**ers are the new ni**ers. Just ask that crazy lady with the fucked up hair at the McCain rally.

  • SisterTruth

    Gopherit v2.0 – Thanks for proving every single point I just made. I appreciate it. Now, show us how funny and brilliant you are. I really cannot wait.

  • Gopherit v2.0

    [re=151994]SisterTruth[/re]: Yup. I’m pretty sure you’re Tony. Thanks for being you, Tony.

  • Gopherit v2.0

    [re=151996]SisterTruth[/re]: I’m all out of snark for tonight, Tony. You’ve be dawdling long enough. Why not get started?

  • SisterTruth

    To all of my bullies: edgydrifter is actually really funny. Let him/her be your role model for how to do racial humor without sounding like a racist jerk. (It’s a skill you folks have not mastered.)

  • Gopherit v2.0

    [re=152000]SisterTruth[/re]: gotcha tony. Anyone who thinks your comments are boring is racist. That’s really all you have?

    And yes, edgy drifter is a hoot.

    I’m done for the night. Please bring your sense of humor tomorrow?

  • Lascauxcaveman

    [re=152000]SisterTruth[/re]: Are you sure you’re a black woman, as you keep insisting?!

    I’m thinking you’re more like a black hole! Of snark!

    Get it? No snarks can escape the orbit of one of your comments! Ha Ha! I made some snark!

    _______

    (See, that’s how its done around here, sorta.)

  • shortsshortsshorts

    Jeebus this has gotten rather unruly and devoid of snark. Thank you, Sister Truth, for another wonderful evening.

  • SisterTruth

    shortshorts: Don’t blame me because your little teentsy eentsy weentsy comedic erections went limp. If one black woman that you hate could make them deflate that easily then they must not have been that impressive in the first place. Didn’t you and your friends say you were so astonishingly funny that you fellas were ready all the time, day or night, with snark of stunning power? I thought you were all going to demonstrate snarkalicious hilarity on an unprecedented level to really put the black lady in her place and show her how the professional wonketters really get it done. The anticipation was almost too much for me, and, well, all I can say is that I am terribly disappointed.

  • Jim Newell

    [re=151660]SisterTruth[/re]: Oh, ha, like the band Nirvana, and their song! All else aside, you are in fact not very funny, it’s just that simple. Banned. Now the American People won’t have to read these agonizing back-and-forths about negative-nothing every single night.

  • BobLoblawLawBlog

    There are few jobs as soul-killing as telemarketing

    Ken, did you read Gail Collins’ column this week too? Because, if not, how sad that the only words to describe the job that a ton of people have to do out of desperation involved the “sucking” and “killing” of the “soul.” Yeesh, why not just hook?

  • BobLoblawLawBlog

    [re=152035]Jim Newell[/re]: Thank you! Now can we get back to shorts’ suggestion of making up an attack call for WALNUTS! Please??? Or am I going to have to actually fucking WORK today???

  • heronimule

    Um, so there are people out there with like…dignity. Wow. “Half-breed Muslin” and Ashley Todd had convinced me otherwise. This warms my cold, black heart.

  • Gopherit v2.0

    [re=152048]BobLoblawLawBlog[/re]: Yeah, no work for anyone, in celebration! Snark for everyone!

    I think wonkette is the prime place for prodcng a sexy robocall for Grampy:

    http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/10/zany-robocall-f.html

  • SeminoleInDior

    Ooh, boy! Y’all! I have some fun campaign stories from Indy for you guys tonight!!

  • TalentedButHumble

    “Robocall sad. This week must call black people and tell them election canceled.”
    /only funny thing on last weekend’s SNL.

  • ladymacbeth

    [re=152224]SeminoleInDior[/re]: what what what?? i’m there on monday…

    do i need ammo?

  • SeminoleInDior

    [re=152285]ladymacbeth[/re]: Wait. You’re coming to Indianapolis? To volunteer? That’s mah territory, and I assign all the out of staters. Yay! A wonker in my midst!!

  • Elite_Princess

    fuckinredneck: Are there any hipsters in Indiana? I mean, here in *seattle* we’re awash in a sea of hipsters, and we do love them macs, but as far as I’m aware, Indiana is not heavy on the hipsters…

  • turdsandwich

    I was a telemarketer in Indiana for 90 minutes, before walking out when they told me I would be making solicitations for the Fraternal Order of Police. The managers were shockingly understanding.

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