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A writer and editor of this website from 2006 to early 2012, Ken Layne is occassionally seen on Twitter and writes small books and is already haunting you from beyond (your) grave.

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55 comments

  1. loquaciousmusic

    I live in Fairfield, and, I discovered by reading the New York Times piece today, I drive past one of these mansions on my way to work every day. Cool!

  2. stink, but

    These jobless wonders would throw rotten vegetables at the houses too, but, I mean, that’s good eatin’.

  3. Hooray For Anything

    [re=270219]freakishlystrong[/re]: Yeah, we go to war under false pretenses, torture people, subvert the constitution and let a city drown and this is what gets normal (ie non-hippies) people all riled up.

  4. shanemacgowan

    To be fair, there is not alot to do in Connecticut during the winter since the Whalers left.

  5. TGY

    Wasn’t there a government project to design an armored ‘tour bus’ complete with 105 mm rifled cannon? For countries we want to send a few hundred thousand, mostly male ‘tourists’ to? Those would come in handy, is all I’m sayin’.

  6. jodyleek

    I’ll go on the bus but only if the crazy McCain rally lady from Minnesota is there too.

  7. Gallowglass

    You also get bus tours of the Katrina damage in New Orleans and the empty housing tracts in Nevada. You gotta hand it to these parasites, they are enterprising.

  8. american mutt

    [re=270215]NoWireHangers[/re]: MoveOn needs to change it’s name to “fucking get over it populist hippies”.

  9. facehead

    [re=270211]NoWireHangers[/re]: We can still hope that once we are all homeless, someone will organize bus tours of our own previously owned homes.

    “Look Billy! That is where people once slept and ate food!”

  10. DustBowlBlues

    [re=270260]Gallowglass[/re]: Most futile tour ever? After the movie Twister, a few clowns made some cash with tornado tours of OK. Two problems: One, it’s hard to chase on down on a precise, pre-scheduled date. Two: You do not want to chase one down.

  11. problemwithcaring

    [re=270215]NoWireHangers[/re]: You are still on Moveon.org’s emails list and you want sympathy?

  12. One Yield Regular

    [re=270215]NoWireHangers[/re]: Blood o’Mary, how is that *even* possible, that anyone today professing activism could actually be moving (on) towards and not running (off) the hell away from the Ingrid Newkirk model?

  13. loquaciousmusic

    By the way, my plane lands in Westchester at about 2:30 tomorrow. If I can, I’ll stop by some of these executives’ houses and see if I can find the bus(ses?) with the protester(s?). Then, I’ll take some pictures. FOR ALL OF YOU SLOBS.

    It’s a shame—this would’ve been the perfect opportunity for a tri-state (NY/NJ/CT) Wonkette meetup. We need to keep better tabs on these crazies! I mean, ‘MERICUNZ.

  14. DustBowlBlues

    This is what make me want to be violent:
    Just watched the PBS segment on Hopey visiting that school in California that did the sad movie and the whole time I’m watching these kids talk about how bad things are for their family, the empty refrig, etc, I’m thinking “These are fucking Santorelli’s losers. These are the people that retard was talking about.”

    This thread is as close as I could get to being vaguely on-topic with this thought: That segment made me feel like hunting Santorelli down and shooting him in the brain, if I could find a small enough caliber bullet.

    Wow. Am I allowed to say something that harsh, even on wonkette? I’ll guess we’ll see if I’m banned. If so, toodle-loo.

  15. Custerwolf

    So you’re telling me these AIG execs’ houses are so big you gotta board a bus just to tour around in one? That’s obscene.

  16. Hooray For Anything

    Are we sure the bus tour isn’t being run by a bunch of AIG execs as a way of recouping money they’re about to lose in taxes?

  17. President Beeblebrox

    [re=270380]DustBowlBlues[/re]: Santorelli? That sounds like the byproduct of Santelli and santorum.

  18. Mr. Herpes

    It’s time to round up the AIG, Bear Stearns and Lehman Bros. richocrats, issue them ill-fitting clothes, and march them to a Re-Education Camp in ….okay, Buffalo… where they have to subsist on a diet of Slim Jims and Mountain Dew. Which is possible and how I got through college.

  19. Jukesgrrl

    Where I come from, rich people set their houses back a mile from the road, surround them with trees, and you can only see their private gate. Those hedge fund boys really ARE stupid.

  20. DustBowlBlues

    [re=270391]President Beeblebrox[/re]: This is not my day to get names correct. Blame the drugs. But the combo of the two does stretch the limits of how teeny that bullet would have to be.

  21. zhubajie

    [re=270221]loquaciousmusic[/re]: Take a dump on his doorstep!

    Zhu Bajie[re=270260]Gallowglass[/re]: Well, there were tourists at the French Revolution, too. I don’t know about the Russian. “Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive and to be young was very heaven.”

    Zhu Bajie

  22. Lascauxcaveman

    [re=270380]DustBowlBlues[/re]: Naw, that won’t get you banned. I’ve advocated for assassination of multiple dickwad Republican celebs up to and including Mr. Richard Cheney over the last 4 years on these pages and nobody so much as shushed me.

    But I usually did it in funny and fanciful ways, so i could say, as the SS bashed in my door, “Dude. It was a joke?”

  23. ServiceJervixJuice

    Now that the clip has me feeling all flushed and apocalyptic, I think I’ll watch “Santa Sangre” and follow it with “The Reflecting Skin”.

  24. ServiceJervixJuice

    Also: Hopefully this attention to A.I.G. will shine light on its offshore banking practices and re-insuring for tax evasion purposes.

  25. DustBowlBlues

    [re=270609]ServiceJervixJuice[/re]: Oh, how I wish you were correct. But the peanut brains who are in a hissy over this are the same ones who will back another deregulation bill any day now because rich people will get tax nuts and, you know, Americans are all about the tax cuts. They why the like Republicans again.

    Why not be pissed at Saint Ronald and Phil Gramm, who robbed them fucking blind. People are so damned stupid. Why doesn’t the wonkeratti run the world? Things would go so much better.

  26. zhubajie

    [re=270465]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: Well, the repub gun nuts keep saying Americans need guns so they can revolt or assassinate bad rulers….

    Zhu Bajie

  27. PJ

    No violence, please. ::looks over tops of glasses at all the youth in the room, who settle down because she’s the fun aunt::

    I’m sure there’s a great pattern for a knitted hobo bindle on ravelry.

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