OUR FLOURISHING PUNDITOCRACY  5:04 pm September 18, 2009

David Brooks Went Running On The Mall And Saw No Racism!

by Jim Newell

Oh my god David Brooks. He too is indignant about the suggestion that a bunch of these racist slob tea partiers are racists. He saw some of them talking to black people last weekend, during the 2.9 billion person (according to conservative blog estimates) tea party march! He was running — which he is wont to do, you see! — and saw that a few of the blacks were having one of their “raps,” and some tea partiers were there with them, listening to the rap. Then he explains that populism means hating people who live in cities, none of whom have jobs or work hard.

You wouldn’t know it to look at me, but I go running several times a week. My favorite route, because it’s so flat, is from the Lincoln Memorial to the U.S. Capitol and back. I was there last Saturday and found myself plodding through tens of thousands of anti-government “tea party” protesters.

They were carrying “Don’t Tread on Me” flags, “End the Fed” placards and signs condemning big government, Barack Obama, socialist health care and various elite institutions.

Then, as I got to where the Smithsonian museums start, I came across another rally, the Black Family Reunion Celebration. Several thousand people had gathered to celebrate African-American culture. I noticed that the mostly white tea party protesters were mingling in with the mostly black family reunion celebrants. The tea party people were buying lunch from the family reunion food stands. They had joined the audience of a rap concert.

Because sociology is more important than fitness, I stopped to watch the interaction.

And this sentence is where most of you probably stopped reading the column, correct?

But there is so much more sociology for David Brooks to babble about! Here is why there is no racism behind the more insane parts of the teabaggers:

The populist tendency has always used the same sort of rhetoric: for the ordinary people and against the fat cats and the educated class; for the small towns and against the financial centers.

And it has always had the same morality, which the historian Michael Kazin has called producerism. The idea is that free labor is the essence of Americanism. Hard-working ordinary people, who create wealth in material ways, are the moral backbone of the country. In this free, capitalist nation, people should be held responsible for their own output. Money should not be redistributed to those who do not work, and it should not be sucked off by condescending, manipulative elites.

What you must understand is that every person in every city does not work hard or produce wealth, and is an elitist, and likes to take the money of the “wealth-creators” in, uh, Mississippi, maybe, to fund 27th-trimester abortions and the spread of AIDS to puppies. This is what the “moral backbone of the country” hates; the populaces of such cities as New York, where every citizen works for AIG and takes money from the people who believe in free labor.

Now of course the following assumption has been creeping into the mainstream, and yet, how aggravating!: liberals and Democrats and anyone who does not live near a farm is happy about the multi-trillion dollar bailouts. This is the fundamental assumption of David Brooks’ column: that the “elites” who complain about teabaggers being retarded and racist somehow are delighted about government bailouts of major corporations who fucked up. Non-teabaggers don’t simply shout “STOP TAKIN MY MUNNIE YOU BLACK FAT CATS,” because many of them try to work with the various terrible choices this country has been left with, like responsible adults.

They are immoral and worse than racists, because they call people out on their racism when they see it, which makes them debate-stiflers and welfare queens, also.

Have a good weekend.

No, It’s Not About Race [NYT]

 
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AbstinenceOnly Ed September 18, 2009 at 5:06 pm

Michael Musto called, and he wants his glasses and unquenchable lust for dong back.

dum librul September 18, 2009 at 5:09 pm

A leisurely jog along the Mall is what every working stiff does after visiting the Applebee’s salad bar (which Brooks can find all by hisself).

LittlePig September 18, 2009 at 5:11 pm

I’d say that’s pretty big talk from someone who makes his living sucking off condescending, manipulative elites.

L'etranger September 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm

In other words, it’s not racism if they just hate the uppity ones.

Extemporanus September 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm

I thought it Thomas Friedman who liked his runs hot, flat, and crowded.

magic titty September 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm

He looks like Guy Smiley, and loves dick a lot.

pedestrian rage September 18, 2009 at 5:13 pm

Wait, which ones are the condescending manipulative elites that Brooks is sucking off? The Democrats, who tend to limit their affairs to members of the opposite sex, or Republican NAMBLA members/furries/toe fetishists/DC Madame clientele, etc etc?

Extemporanus September 18, 2009 at 5:15 pm

Also, since when is David Brooks against sucking off condescending, manipulative elites?

shortsshortsshorts September 18, 2009 at 5:15 pm

It’s a Friday Jim Newell rant! These are awesome— but WHAT ABOUT PEGGERS NOONINGTONSHIRELET?

Hedley Lamar September 18, 2009 at 5:16 pm

If any of those black food vendors became president, I’m sure some of said baggers of tea might have
a problem with it. Oh, and quit the sociology and keep exercising. Douche.

Snarkalicious September 18, 2009 at 5:16 pm

I was once sucked off by condescending, manipulative elites. I don’t see what the problem is.

Suds McKenzie September 18, 2009 at 5:16 pm

“You wouldn’t know it to look at me, but I go running several times a week. My favorite route, is through Rock Creek Park because it’s so flat, has hidden alcoves, and … um never mind”.

ManchuCandidate September 18, 2009 at 5:17 pm

Yeah, cause US Americuns always demanded to see birf certifik8s of their preznits.
I remember reading about the huge outcry and demands to see JFK’s and Ronald Raygun’s.

SayItWithWookies September 18, 2009 at 5:17 pm

These two groups [i.e. blacks and teabaggers] were from opposite ends of the political and cultural spectrum.

And yet we live in a nation in which some people see every conflict through the prism of race.

One essay. Two sentences. No fucking sense.

qwerty42 September 18, 2009 at 5:23 pm

Ed Kilgore, writing at The Democratic Strategist has his own take on David Brooks’(“unintentionally hilarious”) article:

…Now David is a Yankee, so perhaps he can be forgiven for believing that mingling with black folks, listening to their music, and allowing them to prepare one’s food are things no racist could possibly do. If that’s the case, of course, there’s never been any racism in the Deep South, and neo-Confederate sentiments really are and were just about abstractions like “states’ rights.”

Unfortunately, the Brooks column never much rises above this sort of superficial argument that if there’s any evidence of non-racism among Obama opponents, then even mentioning racism is an outrage. …

WadISay September 18, 2009 at 5:24 pm

It’s nice to know that Thomas Friedman’s research methodology is catching on.

memzilla September 18, 2009 at 5:24 pm

When I read his column this morning, I wondered how long it took Brooks to write something that was not just 180 degrees removed from reality, but was so jaw-droppingly wrong that the words themselves would actually warp space and time to form their own Continuum of Fail.

His basic premise was that since he saw white people eating food that was prepared by black people, and listening to music that was played by black people, that there was no racism, QED.

By his reasoning then, whenever I, the OWG (Old White Guy), eat halal chicken, that means that there can be no terrorism in the world.

Brooks’ new job title: Tea Klux Klan Apologist.

How many brains of wingtard opinionators can fit on the head of a pin?

JSDC007 September 18, 2009 at 5:26 pm

LOL.

What a douche.

I too ran down the mall that day and oddly enough saw a rapper on a stage. The people in front of said “rapper” were a confused white lot who didn’t quite know what to do.

As it turns out, said rapper was a conservative rapper (yes, I know, that’s like being both dead and alive at the same time), who was mouthing anti-Obama songs. Well, the black folk at this black family reunion thing suddenly realized that this rapper wasn’t lil Kim and moved away. I heard a couple of black girls saying: “Where did he come from? Who is that? Get me outa here.”

Of course they said it all in a sexy, sassy, black girl way that no one but sexy, sassy black girls can quite get right.

hoosiermama September 18, 2009 at 5:26 pm

[re=414658]Extemporanus[/re]: Friedman likes his runs flat, like David’s prose.

One Yield Regular September 18, 2009 at 5:28 pm

“The tea party people were buying lunch from the family reunion food stands.”

Like it’s even humanly possible for those people to walk past food and not stop.

P Drizzle September 18, 2009 at 5:28 pm

How to be David Brooks in 2 simple steps

1)place fingers in ears

2)repeat: lalalalalalalalalalalalalalala

peeno nwar September 18, 2009 at 5:29 pm

“Money should not be redistributed to those who do not work, and it should not be sucked off by condescending, manipulative elites.”

David Brooks is jealous, as he wants to be the one getting sucked off by condescending, manipulative elites.

As for the filthy lucre made by degenerates who live in icky, immoral cites, it should all go into farm subsidies and gratuitous wars in random countries to entertain those who get farm subsidies, because they are moral and productive, and not negro ACORN Muslins. Also.

Monsieur Grumpe September 18, 2009 at 5:30 pm

‘sociology is more important than fitness,’

Well, that statement changed my life forever. My thighmaster is going on Craigslist tonight.

P Drizzle September 18, 2009 at 5:31 pm

[re=414683]JSDC007[/re]: Here’s Hi-Caliber in all his douchey wigger glory

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_BpDNdb-o2MU/SanEz8sc-nI/AAAAAAAAApk/RVm6rj_tdUs/s400/Picture+9.png

momus September 18, 2009 at 5:33 pm

I still content that there were more people at Oprah-palooza than at the million wingnut march.

Mr. Toad September 18, 2009 at 5:33 pm

Down heah in tha dirty South, we know that populism and racism have never had ANYthing to do with each other. No, suh! It’s liberal elites behind them sheets!

S.Luggo September 18, 2009 at 5:33 pm

Long/short: Dave jogged among urban Negroes and lived.

spontaneousabortion September 18, 2009 at 5:34 pm

“Well, I don’t have a machine for peering into the souls of Obama’s critics, so I can’t measure how much racism is in there.”

Well, David, you could (correctly) apply some sociological methods to take a stab at it.

lawrenceofthedesert September 18, 2009 at 5:37 pm

Wow, the jogging endorphins suddenly just TOOK OVER and Brooks zoomed all the way up to superficial! Watch out, Billy Kristol!

Godot September 18, 2009 at 5:37 pm

“Money should not be redistributed to those who do not work, and it should not be sucked off by condescending, manipulative elites.”

Who’s sucking who off now?

spontaneousabortion September 18, 2009 at 5:38 pm

“Hard-working ordinary people, who create wealth in material ways, are the moral backbone of the country.”

Interesting. Hard-working enslaved people, who created wealth for others in material ways, were the economic backbone of this country. Also.

slappypaddy September 18, 2009 at 5:38 pm

“mingling” — how quaint

“sociology” — ooo, scientificate

“sucked off” — como picante!

“condescending” — speaking to and for himself

and all the “isms”, they’re so sparkly!

BadKitty September 18, 2009 at 5:40 pm

If David Brooks was running, it was because he was afraid of the scary black people and their loud rap music.

S.Luggo September 18, 2009 at 5:40 pm

— Jefferson advocated “a wise and frugal government” that that will keep people from hurting each other, but will otherwise “shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.” —

Hence, the lash and a federal government which allowed slave labor.

That was brilliant, Brookie. Bril-lee-ant. Your visa has now been revoked. Back to Canada for you, dickwad.

Snarkalicious September 18, 2009 at 5:40 pm

Seriously. Out of the 60 to 70k people at the Tea-Bagger event, did enough of them mingle with the darkies to count as anything but a statistical outlier in the first place? Next time we have these two groups in the same area at the same time, we should GPS tag the Baggers ahead of time to find some hard data. For sociology.

Cicada September 18, 2009 at 5:41 pm

Listen here liberals, as long as no one burned a cross it isn’t racism! Calling the President a “lyin’ African”, not racist. Saying the President should “go be president of Kenya”, not racist. Signs depicting the President as a witch doctor with a bone through his nose, not racist.

Sheesh, you guys are so sensitive.

widget09 September 18, 2009 at 5:42 pm

Off topic, but beck has some new thing about dressing up in a hitler youth uniform. I think it’s about time for the padded room.

dum librul September 18, 2009 at 5:44 pm

[re=414713]Cicada[/re]: “Listen here liberals, as long as no one burned a cross it isn’t racism!”

I think CNN’s still got that one up in the air as either racism or satire.

norbizness September 18, 2009 at 5:48 pm

“So, David, would you be willing to put up your guest room in your luxuriantly appointed DC townhome for an itinerant teabagger during the next protest?”

“Heavens, no! That’s a stench one can never get out of the Italian leather!”

eastcoastliberal September 18, 2009 at 5:49 pm

Actually yes…that is EXACTLY where I stopped reading it. Jim Newell…are you watching my internets???

Gopherit September 18, 2009 at 5:50 pm

even racists like to ear the darkies sing. Jesu – it’s like none of y’all have heard that Kate Smith Classic:

http://www.lyrics007.com/Kate%20Smith%20Lyrics/That's%20Why%20Darkies%20Were%20Born%20Lyrics.html

norbizness September 18, 2009 at 5:51 pm

P.S. The best ‘shorter’ version of his column is here: “If there’s one thing that 19th century American history teaches us, it’s that racism has played little part in this nation’s politics.”

mookworthjwilson September 18, 2009 at 5:52 pm

[re=414650]dum librul[/re]: Applebee’s don’t have no fancy salad bar…you must be thinkin of communist hangout (because rubies are red) Ruby Tuesday.

DustBowlBlues September 18, 2009 at 5:53 pm

So some whiteys saw a few Uncle Tom’s dancing and stopped to watch? Was anyone named Bojangles?

Gopherit September 18, 2009 at 5:56 pm

Also…..David Brooks may be the only journalist today who can accurately translate his flatulist skills into text.

DustBowlBlues September 18, 2009 at 6:03 pm

As to his redistribution of wealth argument (you can tell I can only read little bits of this bs at a time): Far be it from a humble person with nothing but a meager Masters Degree from a lowly state university to tell Mr. Brooks anything, but isn’t the whole point of communism that the people who produce shit are supposed to get their fair share from the fatcats who own shit? That labor has value?

facehead September 18, 2009 at 6:07 pm

[re=414662]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: I’m pretty sure that we are getting this in lieu of our weekly analysis of PurgingTons NOONmartinihempshiresville. The “Brooks went running and saw no racism” title is pleasantly reminiscent of the “Peggy went on the street and saw a Mexican” meme we adore.

It looks like Peggy won’t have to bend over for Mr. Newell today.

coochiemama September 18, 2009 at 6:11 pm

OT, but I think every commie pinko librul should see this website:

http://www.governmentisgood.com/

spontaneousabortion September 18, 2009 at 6:12 pm

[re=414732]DustBowlBlues[/re]: shut up, college.

Thatcher September 18, 2009 at 6:12 pm

“it’s so flat, is from the Lincoln Memorial to the U.S. Capitol and back”

I run this route too but I also include Capitol Hill as part of it. Wuss.

El Pinche September 18, 2009 at 6:13 pm

I saw a real aerial picture of 60,000 Moran march. I saw no burning crosses or clusters of white hoods.

Racism does not exist in America. Levantate Borregos!!

zhubajie September 18, 2009 at 6:15 pm

Nothing is more typically American than denying the obvious! Racism does not exist! There’s no global warming! The passenger pigeon is not extinct!

When denial no longer works, the same people turn to conspiracy theories. It’s not my fault that my roof is caving in, just because I didn’t fix it for 40 years! Jews made everything too expensive! etc. etc. This is another reason I keep on living in China. Chinese people have a lot of can-do spirit, Americans these days don’t.

spontaneousabortion September 18, 2009 at 6:19 pm

[re=414732]DustBowlBlues[/re]: What I meant to say in addition, is that I’m sure a sociologist of Mr. Brooks’s caliber would know the true goal of communism. He must have studied theory in addition to research methods.

GreatOldOnesParty September 18, 2009 at 6:20 pm

My degree is in sociology. Dave must have missed the day they covered “cognitive dissonance”.

[re=414693]P Drizzle[/re]: I was reading somewhere that he was black. And I thought, “wow, a non-incarcerated teabagger of color”. Your link has now shattered my worldview that we are all, regardless of melanin content, equally retarded.

GreatOldOnesParty September 18, 2009 at 6:23 pm

“Jefferson’s philosophy inspired Andrew Jackson, who led a movement of plain people against the cosmopolitan elites and killed off a fuckload of Injuns.”

-fixed

DustBowlBlues September 18, 2009 at 6:31 pm

[re=414687]One Yield Regular[/re]: And if those negroes were selling the kind of food our coloreds sell, it was deep fat fried. And what teabagger can resist that? I wish Brooks had extended his argument to point out that the teabaggers were eating food that had been handled by the coloreds and not looking at it to see if the brown had come off on the food before they put it in their porky mouths.

Even supposedly smart conservatives have no ability to discern irony. That’s my meme today, that conservative aren’t funny because they have no sense of irony.

Oh, gawd–Brooks just came on the Newshour. Why isn’t Jim liveblogging this?

Bruno September 18, 2009 at 6:34 pm

Cities have never created wealth despite how much we earn from our service industries and finance jobs. The only people who create wealth are the producers of government cheese

Bruno September 18, 2009 at 6:35 pm

[re=414749]DustBowlBlues[/re]: where are the watermellon jokes now?

Bruno September 18, 2009 at 6:37 pm

sure, he stopped his jog, but did he get some black ass, for the socialogiez?

RoscoePColtraine September 18, 2009 at 6:37 pm

Some of these folks best friends are black, dontcha know.

SomeNYGuy September 18, 2009 at 6:39 pm

There’s no anti-Semitism in America either, which is why no Jewish family has ever felt compelled to change its surname to something bland and WASP-y like “Brooks.”

Way Cool Larry September 18, 2009 at 6:39 pm

Brooks clearly eats lots of bags of dicks, so I am not sure why he is Jim’s god.

zhubajie September 18, 2009 at 6:39 pm

Has David Brooks ever had dirt on his fingers? Does he know what work is?

wonkimo September 18, 2009 at 6:40 pm

Hey David, what are you doing in DC? Don’t you want to connect with real Americans? Right now is the best time to buy in Overland Park, Kansas! You can find yourself a nice, moderate, unpretentious Midwestern-tudor home on a white-flight cul-de-sac near a Home Depo. Why torture yourself mixing with all those elite, wine-drinking scumbags when you have the power to be among your people?!

ChernobylSoup v2 September 18, 2009 at 6:40 pm

So would you rather your son tell you he’s gay or your daughter tell you she’s marrying a teabagger?

DustBowlBlues September 18, 2009 at 6:41 pm

[re=414747]GreatOldOnesParty[/re]: Thanks. That’s why the OK DemocratIC Party has a Carl Albert Day rather than a Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner. Since we were the catcher, not the receiver in the Indian removals, Jackson isn’t a very popular figure among many in our party. Jefferson is, because no one knows what a crazy fucker he was.

Bruno September 18, 2009 at 6:41 pm

I take it none of Michelle’s organic food was on offer?

S.Luggo September 18, 2009 at 6:42 pm
Lascauxcaveman September 18, 2009 at 6:48 pm

[re=414711]Snarkalicious[/re]: I noticed that the mostly white tea party protesters were mingling in with the mostly black family reunion celebrants.

Mr. Brooks, ever the innocent, did not realize these were “squares” trying to score some sweet “dope.”

imissopus September 18, 2009 at 6:50 pm

“Money should not be redistributed to those who do not work.”

But I’ve redistributed my unemployment checks already to my landlord, the grocery store, and several medical marijuana collectives. Should I not have done that?

Bruno September 18, 2009 at 6:50 pm

I’m guessing those blacks refused to accept the tea baggers food stamps

BeWoot September 18, 2009 at 6:50 pm

I just love the image of the Tea Klux Klan (thank you, SlappyPaddy) mingling with the Black Family Reunion Celebration attendees and buying soul food from them, then lingering with their greasy fingers to rock out with some good ol’ fashion hip hop jams. Dang! I’m sorry I missed the fun.

GreatOldOnesParty September 18, 2009 at 6:52 pm

[re=414760]DustBowlBlues[/re]: “Since we were the catcher, not the receiver in the Indian removals, Jackson isn’t a very popular figure among many in our party.”

So is it really any wonder why the conservatards love themselves some Jackson? If anything you’d think they’d be demonizing him as the original “Death Paneler”.

Way Cool Larry September 18, 2009 at 6:55 pm

I’m betting Brooks just flat made up this whole anecdote because he is an evil asswipe

Extemporanus September 18, 2009 at 6:55 pm

[re=414755]Way Cool Larry[/re]: Hey, that’s just not fair.

Some of Jim’s best friends are lightly-salted poison rat dicks.

rocktonsammy September 18, 2009 at 6:55 pm

Doesn’t David see a racist every time he looks in the mirror?

hoosiermama September 18, 2009 at 6:58 pm

[re=414662]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: Maybe you’ll get your Nooners fix this Sunday? She’s supposed to be on George Stephanopoulos.

Uncle Sam September 18, 2009 at 6:59 pm

Plea to Mark Sheilds: BITCH SLAP THIS PUNDNUT!

MGBYG September 18, 2009 at 7:04 pm

[re=414769]imissopus[/re]: I shop those Lake Forest collectives, not too far from Saddleback Church, and I know that’s certainly not wrong. Local Republicans demand the best and at a cheap price.

Re: Babbling Brooks

What coloured glasses did he use not to see the racism sprawled from sign to sign?

Links September 18, 2009 at 7:06 pm

I invite the hard-working moral backbone of the economy to create wealth by stopping using everything the liberal, educated coastal elites, top-notch university research centers, innovative secular scientists and engineers invented and developed, liberal movie makers and musicians created as well as all government services. Let them create wealth.

AnnieGetYourFun September 18, 2009 at 7:15 pm

Ah, the conservative argument against reality. “I went outside for a walk/run and saw that people were not, in fact, clawing each others’ eyes out directly. I guess things are way better than the liberals/Democrats/economists have been telling us.”

Logic FAIL.

Socialist hip replacement September 18, 2009 at 7:16 pm

David Schnooks is more like it.

AnnieGetYourFun September 18, 2009 at 7:23 pm

[re=414758]ChernobylSoup v2[/re]: I thought everyone wanted a gay son these days?

durn September 18, 2009 at 7:23 pm

Brooks would never eat that food, so it was revealing to watch the rubes he publicly identifies with – at least in public, out of political necessity – eat it. Right out of the hands of black people.

He should do his next column on all the mechanisms used by the elites throughout history to co-opt populist rage for elite ends and enrichment. The Iraq War, corporate Nashville music, draft riots, nativism… oh, yeah, and racism.

the problem child September 18, 2009 at 7:26 pm

A fun supplement to the BoBo full of shit diet. What the hell else were you going to read this weekend anyway? http://www.phillymag.com/articles/booboos_in_paradise/

peeno nwar September 18, 2009 at 7:29 pm

[re=414774]GreatOldOnesParty[/re]: No, no, no. Death Panels are people who might conceivably help arrange hospice proceedings for white Olds. People who slaughter non-white indigenous folk are called Liberators.

shortsshortsshorts September 18, 2009 at 7:30 pm

[re=414785]hoosiermama[/re]: Should be RAW. Although I hate watching her talk. She’s so much more tolerable on paper. In person she is so boring that people just flop over and die after speaking to her.

Zadig September 18, 2009 at 7:34 pm

[re=414716]dum librul[/re]: To be fair to CNN (and I really shouldn’t), when South Park burned the lower-case “t” it was pretty certainly satire. But it wasn’t exactly targeting the black people, per se…

AnnieGetYourFun September 18, 2009 at 7:37 pm

[re=414809]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: Her column this week was about 9/11 changing the lives of young people. SUCH a bore, and no insipid poetry to make me laugh, either. I might have died after reading the column, but I didn’t finish it.

peeno nwar September 18, 2009 at 7:38 pm

[re=414758]ChernobylSoup v2[/re]: Are you kidding? A gay son might actually tell me where the good restaurants are or hook me up with a decent haircut. A teabagger son-in-law would do nothing but eat my food, yell racist platitudes at my friends, and fart up the furniture. I speak from experience (sort of).

DoctorCulturae September 18, 2009 at 7:48 pm

[re=414735]facehead[/re]: Lord Davidoff (“Peaches”) von Brookingstonfield III Esq.!

Dame Pegeth’s long lost nephew!

Witsendnj September 18, 2009 at 7:49 pm

I threw up the coffee in my mouth first thing this morning when I read that phony piece of shit column. Uhhh…when was the last time people showed up at a preznit appearance with lethal weapons strapped to their bodies? Bigots hating Jack Kennedy because he was Catholic, I remember that, and how it ended.

David Brooks is an ass.

DustBowlBlues September 18, 2009 at 7:49 pm

[re=414737]coochiemama[/re]: OT, as well, but after the OK kids are stupid headline, I was thinkin’: Back in my Seattle Employee appeal board days–it was unfortunately called the Civil Service Commission. I got a lot of calls from people who thought I was the federal hiring office.

Back in the 80s, when the mayor was a pal and the Deputy Mayor was hubby’s best friend (and I knew that we were all Democrats in a non-partisan govt.)–and Reagan had just been elected– a lady kept going on and on about how she’d been to the federal building and there was no one at the CSC office, EVER! When I finally had enough, I said, “They’ve had so many budget cuts and layoffs that’s there hardly anyone left working there. Congratulations, Ma’am. This is the government getting off your back. It’s what you voted for.”

idiot son of an asshole September 18, 2009 at 7:50 pm

Irving Kristol is dead.

Also, I just might believe in god now.

Decker September 18, 2009 at 7:57 pm

In this free, capitalist nation, people should be held responsible for their own output. Money should not be redistributed to those who do not work, and it should not be sucked off by condescending, manipulative elites.

Why does David Brooks luv the Death Tax and hate fine Americans like Cindy McCain, Tori Spelling, Tom Friedman and Paris Hilton?

DustBowlBlues September 18, 2009 at 7:58 pm

[re=414760]DustBowlBlues[/re]: catcher not pitcher. Fuck this ragweed and all the pollen. Global warming has given the DustBowl rain, and it isn’t killing my sinus passages. Which is why I believe Al Gore was right.

DustBowlBlues September 18, 2009 at 7:59 pm

[re=414825]DustBowlBlues[/re]: IS killing. See? It’s the ragweed, not the drugs.

Witsendnj September 18, 2009 at 8:13 pm

Seriously DustBowlBlues, and PULEASE don’t anybody accuse me of blog pimping,
burning gas and ethanol produce invisible but toxic gasses and YOUR Environmental Prostitution Agency is doing a disgraceful job of informing you that cancers, emphysema and asthma, not to mention the wholesale destruction of vegetation (that would be food) is the result. witsendnj.blogspot.com. Find out why you should be screaming about the poisons you are breathing.

DickTaterPeeNoShay September 18, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Running with his eyes closed. I amaze myself with metaphor.

Cookie Guggelman September 18, 2009 at 8:31 pm

I went running outside a few times and discovered jogging on the sidewalk was not good for my knees. Alas, there’s still racism in my city.

Norbert September 18, 2009 at 8:37 pm

[re=414710]S.Luggo[/re]: I was about to suggest you were thinking of Frum, but lo and behold, Brooks was born in Toronto. Whale oil beef hooked.

Mr Blifil September 18, 2009 at 8:48 pm

David, David, David…

How shall I say it? “You Lie?”

Dude…I was in DC for three months. Many things happened to me there. One was that I learned the jogging route along the National Mall (“from US Congress to Lincoln Memorial, and back…”). Another thing that happened was that I saw your Weeble-like doughy ass from behind after you passed me on the street. If you are running some kind of loop around the Mall with any regularity, your pace must be somewhere around a 45-minute mile. It may be a flat route, but it’s 5 miles nevertheless.

Looking forward to your upcoming correction.

Johnny Zhivago September 18, 2009 at 9:04 pm

Instead of reading Brook’s crap, I made a Blingee:

http://blingee.com/blingee/view/99124708-Bad-Raccoons

El Pinche September 18, 2009 at 9:04 pm

[re=414820]idiot son of an asshole[/re]: one down….

BerkeleyFarm September 18, 2009 at 9:35 pm

Um, yeah, right, Brooks, like all the yahoos walking goggle-eyed through the Castro love the gheys, too.

But given the general Organizational FAIL of the Tea Klux Klan party (cf: that idiot congressman complaining that Metro didn’t anticipate his needs), I wouldn’t be surprised if they, um, kinda forgot about food vendors and stuff like that.

hoosiermama September 18, 2009 at 9:35 pm

[re=414809]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: Well, all I got to say is the stagehands need to do a better job of hiding the intravenous Tanqueray drip this time, and in propping her up more effectively in her chair. When she was on last month or so, she had to really lean over the table to keep herself from sliding under.

Links September 18, 2009 at 9:49 pm

This reminds me of the time Peggy Noonan went for a walk in Manhattan.
http://wonkette.com/406242/peggy-noonan-wanders-upper-east-side-discovers-economic-depression

Smoke Filled Roommate September 18, 2009 at 9:49 pm

“One could argue that this country is on the verge of a crisis of legitimacy”

One column at a time..

I like to think of myself as a Hamiltonian-Jeffersonian-What’s Happening!!onian with a hint of Weezie.

S.Luggo September 18, 2009 at 9:53 pm
S.Luggo September 18, 2009 at 10:11 pm

[re=414713]Cicada[/re]:
Spot on. But what to do? Libtards, buncha silly, prickly nellys. Why are they that way? Must ask Glennda.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mukulr/3914469118/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/81726656@N00/3446250242/

hiphophitler September 18, 2009 at 10:14 pm

Well, I’ve been waiting all day to get in my annual Rosh Hashanah joke but Wonkette has given me no opportunity because they are a bunch of anti-semitic Ahmadinijad-loving holocaust deniers. However, since David Brooks is Jewish, I guess this is my last chance.

You’ve heard about the rich Jewish guy in Beverly Hills who gets upset every Rosh Hashanah because his daughter thinks she’s supposed to blow the chauffeur?

(rimshot)

Thanks, and tip your waitresses! I’ll be here all week!

hiphophitler September 18, 2009 at 10:16 pm

[re=414850]Johnny Zhivago[/re]: That Blingee was motivated by unconscious deep-seated racism. You should go for a jog on the mall and it will go away.

slappypaddy September 18, 2009 at 10:17 pm

[re=414812]AnnieGetYourFun[/re]: “Her column this week was about 9/11 changing the lives of young people.”

didn’t read it*, but it** sure has. of this*** country’s young people, it** has killed or wounded thousands, while leaving millions of the rest with an object lesson in just how evil and incompetent the government of a major nation can be. and just how stupid and obtuse a slender**** majority of that nation’s people can be.

*column
**9/11
***the benighted states a-murky
****sometimes very slender

S.Luggo September 18, 2009 at 10:21 pm

[re=414867]hiphophitler[/re]: crickets.

S.Luggo September 18, 2009 at 10:25 pm
Scoops McGee September 18, 2009 at 10:25 pm

Years ago I went with a crew of my fellow young crackers to a club where Ike and Tina (and the Ikettes Review) were playing. About half the crowd was black. For about four hours there, it was all love, kisses and Tina torching the place like you wouldn’t believe. When it ended, we all went our separate ways. If we were going to become enlightened about other American cultures, it was going to take a lot more time, effort, and understanding, and without the music to make it easy.

meyotch September 18, 2009 at 10:28 pm

[re=414742]zhubajie[/re]: The roof isn’t caving in. We did a study!

slappypaddy September 18, 2009 at 10:31 pm

scratch the scummy film off his column — not hard to do — and it fairly well reeks of thinly-disguised self-loathing.

yeah yeah, he wants to be black. shoot twenty feet of jism and have a stable of foxy little whores. a girlfriend named samantha etc. etc.

Justin Time September 18, 2009 at 10:48 pm

If only these birther patriots had gotten their keen room-temperature IQs involved in 2000 and demanded to see the documentation that AWOL had attended any of the required Texas Air National Guard meetings in the 60s and 70s! And they could have demanded proof about the girlfriend of his that he allegedly forced to have an abortion in 1973? And where were they when he spoke to a writer for a proposed book about him in 1998 in which he plainly stated that if he were to become president, he would invade Iraq and have a successful time in office? And the birther buffoons could have focused their laser-sharp attention on the $5 trillion that Dumbo added to our national debt to finance massive tax cuts for the wealthy and 2 criminal, lost wars for oil (doubled our national debt in 8 years!)

Smoke Filled Roommate September 18, 2009 at 11:37 pm

[re=414874]Scoops McGee[/re]: In the 80′s, I used to frequent long-defunct punk shithole City Gardens (now it would be considered an ‘alternative’ shithole) located in Trenton, NJ. It was on Calhoun St. pretty much in the ghetto. Sometimes we’d go to a corner bar to get take-out. Every time we were the only white people in the place but were treated with respect (after the occasional “Daymnnnn what the fuuuuck?”- “No, no they cool.”) Happy to fucking be there and the feeling was reciprocated. Good, good times.

Suds McKenzie September 18, 2009 at 11:42 pm

Bill O’Reilly at Sylvia’s in Harlem 9/21/07: “There wasn’t one person in Sylvia’s who was screaming, ‘M-Fer, I want more iced tea.”

David Brooks on the Mall 9/13/09: “There wasn’t one Teabagger screaming,first I want some of that fried food, then I’m going to F- your daughter”.

chascates September 18, 2009 at 11:54 pm

[re=414884]Suds McKenzie[/re]: And the people in Slyvia’s were too polite to scream, “Shit, there’s that motherfuckin’, lyin’ asshole Bill O’Reilly.”

Suds McKenzie September 18, 2009 at 11:57 pm

[re=414867]hiphophitler[/re]: “bunch of anti-semitic Ahmadinijad-loving holocaust deniers”
I’m a Skidmore Denier, its a Myth.

chascates September 18, 2009 at 11:58 pm

And a ‘winner’ in the Smooze with Sarah eBay scam:

‘A true fan of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is shelling out $63,500 to have dinner with her.
Cathy Maples of Huntsville, Ala., was the winner Friday of an Internet auction to aid a charity that benefits wounded veterans.
I fully support the military and our people that fight for our freedoms,” said Maples, a defense contractor who owns her own business.

Of course a war profiteer would like to thank Sarah Palin and support her.

S.Luggo September 19, 2009 at 12:26 am

[re=414881]Justin Time[/re]: Why do you fixate on old stuff? We are all Americans.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mukulr/3913471743/in/photostream/

Maus September 19, 2009 at 12:30 am

“sociology is more important”

The only interest these shitfucks took in Sociology was placing all those “FREE SPEECH IN COLLEGE?!! JOIN THE YOUNG REPUBLICANS” flyers up in every Soc class when they thought nobody was looking.

glamourdammerung September 19, 2009 at 12:31 am

[re=414881]Justin Time[/re]: I think the whole reason rhymes with “white and Republican”.

Paul Tardy September 19, 2009 at 12:52 am

Wow, Teabaggers and African American Familly Reunionists. That’s almost like mixing Lab Technicians and Pharmacologists.

Crank Tango September 19, 2009 at 1:01 am

[re=414875]meyotch[/re]: cooter burger!

nailinpalinnow September 19, 2009 at 1:11 am

OMG! Tina Fey leaked this advance copy of Palin’s speech to Hong Kong businessmen!

http://nailinpalinnow.blogspot.com

Queen Alexandra September 19, 2009 at 1:18 am

I was there and my friend and I were cracking up because when the Teabaggers noticed that they had stumbled across the Black Family Reunion, they looked terrified. Many of them clearly were looking for another way around. Also, the obesity on both sides was fairly disconcerting. The Teabaggers did show interest in all of the fried food, but I don’t think means they aren’t racist.

zhubajie September 19, 2009 at 1:27 am

Would Brooks know racism if he saw it? If it bit him on the ass?

Links September 19, 2009 at 1:33 am

[re=414907]Queen Alexandra[/re]: Behold the unifying power of fried food.

I would pay serious money to watch Chappelle’s take on teabaggers. Where are you Chappelle when we need you so?

El Pinche September 19, 2009 at 1:41 am

[re=414910]Links[/re]: the cradle of fuckin civilization!

notwavingbutdrowning September 19, 2009 at 2:12 am

[re=414850]Johnny Zhivago[/re]: hilarious blingee
[re=414868]hiphophitler[/re]: hilarious response

Teabaggers like fried food so that means there is no racism. This is basic sociology, people.

Brooks is always at his most fatuous when he’s attempting to be intellectual and academic.

Also, there’s this:
http://www.nationaljournal.com/njonline/no_20090917_4420.php
“In conjunction with The Atlantic Wire, National Journal asked its panel of Congressional and Political Insiders to rank, one-through-five, those columnists, bloggers, and television or radio commentators who most help to shape their own opinion or worldview. New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman received more points than anyone else, with support from both Democrats and Republicans.”

David Brooks ranked second.

AddHomonym September 19, 2009 at 2:27 am

David, David, David! “Hardworking, ordinary people” do not create wealth! Everyone knows JOBS are CREATED by BUSINESSES and wealth ensues. Get your conservative mythology straight, dammit.

S.Luggo September 19, 2009 at 2:48 am
El Pinche September 19, 2009 at 2:58 am

Rick gives a dirty Sanchez to FoxNews ( jokey jokey HENNNGGGGH!!?) :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM1f5xrOfGU

[re=414920]S.Luggo[/re]: uncle! uncle!! too much tea klux klan flickr…me NOW TURNING INTO TEABAGGER. GOVERMENT BAD, CAPITALISM GOOD. MMMMMMM KFC BOWLS AND FOXNEWS AND JESUS.

Bearbloke September 19, 2009 at 3:03 am

When will someone tell that prat Brooks to get a clue and get a shave – he looks like Fred Flintstone’s retarded Republican brother-in-law…

chascates September 19, 2009 at 3:15 am

Since the WSJ doesn’t have a new Peggy Noonington column since last week I’m going to speculate that she was taken to rehab when found in a pool of her own vomit, due to an accidental overdose of sleeping pills and cheap gin.

I see nothing to indicate anything else.

Bearbloke September 19, 2009 at 3:30 am

[re=414924]chascates[/re]: Accidental… yes, sure…

Better American Than You September 19, 2009 at 3:32 am

Brooksy is getting pretty smug now that the tea-bagging public has temporarily shelved “Hate Jews” from the top three items on its to-do list.

desertwind September 19, 2009 at 4:11 am

Oh, right. Just because the Baggers needed lunch NOW and the Reunion vendors were off….

ugh.

I can’t go on.

Kinkster September 19, 2009 at 5:07 am

[re=414662]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: You leave Lady Peggingham of Noonington out of this, Sir Shorts of Shortsshire, or the House of Lords Ethics Panel will investigate your cotton sourcing!

zhubajie September 19, 2009 at 5:57 am

[re=414713]Cicada[/re]: This is sort of like, it isn’t torture unless you set out to kill your victim?

Cookie Guggelman September 19, 2009 at 7:12 am
Come here a minute September 19, 2009 at 7:14 am

The main thing that David Brooks couldn’t get over was the fact that there was no difference between the Black Family Reunion and any other festival in Washington, DC. I mean, it was exactly the same, even though it’s run by blacks, primarily black patronship. There wasn’t one person there who was screaming, ‘M-Fer, I want more iced tea.’

Dolmance September 19, 2009 at 7:59 am

What’s really infuriating is that as a rule, Blue States get back a fraction of what they pay in income taxes, while the rest of it goes to those goddamn Red States who need our dollars to keep them from resorting to cannibalism. Also, it costs a lot of money for those states to lock up so many millions of their citizens, not to mention all the food stamps, welfare checks, farm subsidies, battered women shelters, school textbooks and assorted meth suppression programs. Why, without sucking up our tax dollars, they’d have to actually cut up their own sheets to make their Klan robes, instead of getting them through a catalogue. (The silly bastards all get their Klan robes by mail order)

TGY September 19, 2009 at 8:41 am

Run, David, run!

CgpC September 19, 2009 at 9:31 am

Because Jefferson (not an elitist man-whore pig) and Jackson (not pickled whiskey alcoholic) are the epitome of non-racisct “populism”…ahem

dijetlo September 19, 2009 at 9:42 am

[re=414711]Snarkalicious[/re]:
Get me permit, a helicopter and a tranquilizer rifle and I’ll be all over that.
Nose tag or ear?

glamourdammerung September 19, 2009 at 9:49 am

Let me see if I have this correct.

So he claims he saw a few decent acting teabaggers, which means that the majority are just “a few bad apples”. Just like the mercenaries in the Middle East, the guards at Abu Ghraib, the amount of convictions and cronyism in the Bush Administration, Catholic priest sex offenders, fraud from “no-bid” contracts, the Becktards that shoot at people because “Obama is going to take their guns away”, etc, etc, etc.

However a couple of low level employees in ACORN acting like retards somehow equals the end of Western Civilisation.

Below the Beltway September 19, 2009 at 10:05 am

Tom Tancredo has eaten in a restaurant in Colorado, thus necessarily eating food prepared by a Latino, and therefore (despite his border fence mania and demands to deport everyone whose skin is anything other than lily white) he is not a racist. Wow, that was easy.

Didn’t Bill O’Lielly eat in a restaurant in Harlem once, expressing shock that he wasn’t eaten by black cannibals? Obviously not racist.

Wait, didn’t pretty much all slave owners eat food prepared by. . .

I think Brooks has achieved a goal that once seemed impossible. He has eliminated racism!

DoctorCulturae September 19, 2009 at 10:21 am

[re=414940]TGY[/re]: One wonders if Mr. Brooks took a similar jog on the day of the Million Man March and if he was running for the same reasons.

PsycGirl September 19, 2009 at 10:48 am

See, back when I was young you could defend against charges of racism by saying you listened to black radio stations and tipped the shoeshine guy.

bitchincamaro September 19, 2009 at 10:51 am

Moral of story: Running makes you more stupider?

bitchincamaro September 19, 2009 at 10:56 am

[re=414946]Below the Beltway[/re]: “…a restaurant in Harlem …”

Yes, Sylvia’s, where to his chagrin, he saw no gorillas in the mist.

ifthethunderdontgetya" September 19, 2009 at 12:30 pm

[re=414950]bitchincamaro[/re]: Yes, Sylvia’s Soul Food kitchen. I’ve been there.

Here’s Bill-O.
~

elcid66 September 19, 2009 at 1:27 pm

David Brooks is a cynical, Darwinist asshole, like most of the people out of the University of Chicago. Which is located in a small, simple fishing village called “Chicago”.

problemwithcaring September 19, 2009 at 1:31 pm

[re=414901]Paul Tardy[/re]: Referring to yourself as a Tard is an insult to violently retarded people everywhere, who, while using less rational brain capacity that a Labradoodle, still internally at least desire not to let every bit of communication with the outside word be useless ahistorical bullshit.

So listen you cum-soaked sphincter, when you can trace your ancestors only as far back as a great-uncle in Detroit due to the fact that your parents’ parents’ parents were bought and sold as chattel for 400 years, and you therefore must go through elaborate mechanisms to recreate a basic human desire for familial connections, then I will listen to what you have to say about the Black Family Reunion.

Until then, stfu Troll.

shortsshortsshorts September 19, 2009 at 1:44 pm

[re=414957]problemwithcaring[/re]: Don’t take any scuff from these bastards. Excellent form, man.

Click September 19, 2009 at 2:01 pm

[re=414901]Paul Tardy[/re]: Pay no attention to the humorless genealogy fanatic who shit himself over your hilarious analogy.

Click September 19, 2009 at 2:03 pm

[re=414957]problemwithcaring[/re]: “…still internally at least desire not to let every bit of communication with the outside word be useless ahistorical bullshit.’
[re=414959]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: “Excellent form, man.”

yeah. Okay.

Neoyorquino September 19, 2009 at 3:06 pm

I suspect that more than a few Teabaggers secretly fantasize about getting sucked off by condescending, manipulative elites.

glamourdammerung September 19, 2009 at 3:21 pm

[re=414962]Neoyorquino[/re]: Rewind, reverse that order, proceed.

facehead September 19, 2009 at 3:22 pm

For the chuckles:

http://twitpic.com/i372o

sati demise September 19, 2009 at 3:28 pm

I would post but my head exploded.

Jukesgrrl September 19, 2009 at 3:37 pm

“…people should be held responsible for their own output.” Yes, Dave. And you call that shit you do “work”???

My Western Pennsylvania steelworker daddy used to grab the remote as soon as he saw Brooks’ face on the TV screen. He couldn’t have known if Brooks was a liberal or a conservative; he never listened to a single word on the mere basis that Brooks looks like such a pantywaist. George Will and Tucker Carlson got the same treatment. “College boys … whatda they know?” Click! Jack Germond was Dad’s idea of a pundit. Prejudice: once in awhile it CAN be a beautiful thing.

grainbelt September 19, 2009 at 4:50 pm

The root of Brooks’ misleading assertions is that those hardworking Americans might in fact head to a nice dinner at Applebees with the ostensible intention of hitting the salad bar, but what he doesn’t mention is that they inevitably end up ordering a meal that starts off with the Chicken Parmesan Tanglers™ and Dynamite Shrimp, before going on to gorge themselves to blindness on Quesadilla and Surf & Turf Burgers, finishing off with a “guilty pleasure” Triple Chocolate Meltdown® finale – but hey, they deserve it!

Under Obama’s socialist agenda, they’ll probably be FORCED to eat at that (what did they call it again?) “Salad-Bar”.

Jukesgrrl September 19, 2009 at 5:13 pm

[re=414850]Johnny Zhivago[/re]: How about a band called Bad Raccoons and that Blingee can be their album cover.

hoosiermama September 19, 2009 at 5:44 pm

[re=414966]Jukesgrrl[/re]: For the longest time, Germond was the only reason to watch The McLaughin Clusterfuck. I miss those days…

DoctorCulturae September 19, 2009 at 5:51 pm

Hoosiermama: I miss McLaughlin’s “Mor-TUN!”

schvitzatura September 19, 2009 at 6:18 pm

I guess Brooksie expects Maurice’s to cater next year’s Tea Bagger Cotillion…

sweet old bob September 19, 2009 at 6:45 pm

Oh, yeah…that David Brooks – did an article on Franklin County, PA some years ago. Don’t think but about three people in Franklin County, PA read it though.

El Pinche September 19, 2009 at 7:19 pm

David “Zzzzz” Brooks
At least Glenn Beck has pizazz (rapist/murderer and crA-to the muthafuckin-Zee).

slowuncle September 19, 2009 at 8:46 pm

[re=414966]Jukesgrrl[/re]:On the subject of Pantywaist Pundits- I’m trying to remember the name of a current “pundit”, the young-ish black rightwinger with the lazy eye who makes Brooks look like Hulk Hogan??

Johnny Zhivago September 19, 2009 at 8:47 pm

[re=414915]notwavingbutdrowning[/re]: I shall not read David Brooks without making a raccoon Blingee now forever.

Johnny Zhivago September 19, 2009 at 8:50 pm

BTW, I see Carly Fiorina is firing up her brilliant campaign with some very insightful posts in her blog:

http://www.karlaforsenate.com (then click Blog)

WesternCorrespondent September 19, 2009 at 9:08 pm

[re=414678]qwerty42[/re]: Some teabagger twits posting on Politico last weekend were chortling about barging through the Black Family Reunion Celebration and disrupting things on their way off the Mall.

Not racist, per se, but certainly that peculiarly Republican joy in anarchy and causing misery for others…

Justin Time September 19, 2009 at 10:22 pm

Now stop making fun of the steatopygia-afflicted teabaggers. They try and get some exercise every single day – they work out strenuously to maintain their black belts in buffet. Listening to Rush and watching Pox News all day is hard work – it takes lots of calories.

SparkleKitty September 19, 2009 at 10:47 pm

Off topic: I need some help, ASAP from my fellow Wonketters. I live on Amelia Island, FL. My only family is a very rich man. A surgeon. He has about $50 million dollars in property here, and he lives on an estate large enough, with horses, stables, and nannies, and illegal mexican help, and of course he is a rabid republican. He takes more trips off the drug companies that most of us could ever imagine. Hey has houses, condos, etc. all over the world.

I am disabled. He and I have had a big falling out because, if I support health care for the poor he will no longer write prescriptions for me for the medical supplies and antibiotics I need to survive. He has called me a “NIGGER LOVER”.

Anyway…the point of my post…There is a very large CNN bus down the road from me tonight. I thought about making up a sign, maybe two signs…n. I would like some suggestions about the signs. I’d like them to be VERY CONTROVERSIAL (and entirely contrary to what I actually believe). I’d like these sings to reflect what EVERY RICH PERSON I KNOW actually BELIEVES about poor people, black people, our black president, etc. In other words, I’d like the signs to get me on CNN…so I could honestly reflect what people in the south actually believe.

Can y’all help me create a sign or two? I want to be out in front of that bus early a.m. I can arrange for pictures.

Suggestions, please. Really provocative, so that it reflects what I’ve just told you.

glamourdammerung September 19, 2009 at 11:04 pm

[re=414988]SparkleKitty[/re]: You are asking us what to do about someone that is violating ethics rules?

You could just report him, but I have a feeling this is some sort of Breitbart conservitard nonsense.

SparkleKitty September 19, 2009 at 11:04 pm

Bottom line: If I make some pitiful little sign stating, “Healthcare is a right”, I’m going to get pushed and shoved to the back of the line, and probably to the ground.

If I hold up a sign that says, something to the effect, “rich doctors hate that a nigger is in the whitehouse”, or that “Sambo better not touch my medicaid”,it will make a point. I want the sign to be outrageous. Completely outrageous. And I want CNN to carry it, because I suspect that there is a teabagger party going on that I’ve not jeard about. The CNN bus wouldn’t be here otherwise. They are trying to paint a story that EVERYONE in the south is a racist idiot…and people are so afraid of standing up here…I willl stand up, and I will take the shoving, and shouting…they can’t take my life. and if they try, I’d like the WORLD via CNN to see it.

I’m angry…and if I go to the trouble of making a sign, I’d like it to be a sign that reflects this ignorant south that I live in.

thanks guys…

SparkleKitty September 19, 2009 at 11:46 pm

[re=414989]glamourdammerung[/re]:
You would be wrong. I want to make a statement. If I am mistaken, then you all please feel free to correct me.

But, make no mistake. If that CNN bus is in town, it is here to reflect opinions against healthcare. Maybe I am just wrong: I would just like to reflect the HONEST VIEW of how people here see the president, and see any help for the poor. I have pretty much no voice here. If I hold up a little sign, amidst the majority, I will have no voice.

But, I do understand nobody being able to help me. Please just disregard my request. It could possibly get someone in trouble, and I would never want that.

I will come up with my sign on my own. And it is so going to get me knocked down, but I don’t care.

SparkleKitty September 19, 2009 at 11:49 pm

And I am not sure who Breitbart is, but I am going to look him up.

All of you all, just forget I ever asked. I will make my own sign.

Cicada September 19, 2009 at 11:50 pm

[re=414990]SparkleKitty[/re]: There are plenty of actual teabaggers making racist signs and giving embarrassing interviews. Aside from the ethical issue of lying about who you are and what you believe with the intent of slandering a group (hint: that is WRONG), there is actually no need for you to do it in the first place. Trust me, these folks aren’t changing any minds with their over-the-top ZOMG COMMUNISM! bullshittery.

SparkleKitty September 19, 2009 at 11:53 pm

The smartest minds I know are here. I didn’t mean to lure anyone into something immoral. I just wanted a couple good ideas. But if I did anything wrong, I apologize. I will figure it out on my own,.

Goodnight, all. Wish me luck with that CNN bus!!

Click September 20, 2009 at 12:05 am

[re=414994]SparkleKitty[/re]: You’re getting kinda creepy there Sparkles.
Yours truly,
ShinyKunt.

SparkleKitty September 20, 2009 at 12:10 am

Ya’ll are right. I was wrong in my thoughts. The bus will just pass without me. People like me, who are angry, just don’t show up. We’re too outnumbered by the Glenn Becks. I was called a Brietbardt (whoever he is) , and so I’ll just sleep in tomorrow and let CNN roll on by.

No wonder liberals just give up.

Click September 20, 2009 at 12:22 am

[re=414996]SparkleKitty[/re]: While I wouldn’t recommend that you give up, I would suggest you take up journaling as a more cathartic outlet.

Cicada September 20, 2009 at 12:25 am

[re=414996]SparkleKitty[/re]: Jeezalu. There are tons of things you can do that don’t involve lying and trying to incite racial division. You could go out with a pro-reform sign (which you say is pointless). You could go out without any sign, on the chance that someone will interview you. You could look online and see if there are any pro-reform folks in your area planning to go.

But yeah, the health care reform folks are probably better off without you if the only thing you’re bringing to the table is dedication to a sleazy, ethically challenged strategy.

Click September 20, 2009 at 12:32 am

David Brooks is the Weakly Standard.

LoweredPeninsula September 20, 2009 at 12:50 am

[re=414980]slowuncle[/re]: “On the subject of Pantywaist Pundits- I’m trying to remember the name of a current “pundit”, the young-ish black rightwinger with the lazy eye who makes Brooks look like Hulk Hogan???

You must be talking about former Cheney aide Ron Christie, who’s confused on so many fronts it’s not even funny. People like him aren’t created of nature; no, this guy was congealed in a lab, somewhere. I’m talking about Darth Plagieus-type soul-creation shit, here.

Gallowglass September 20, 2009 at 12:59 am

[re=414994]SparkleKitty[/re]: Yeah, good luck with that.

[re=414989]glamourdammerung[/re]: Agreed.

Gallowglass September 20, 2009 at 1:09 am

[re=414989]glamourdammerung[/re]: Smells like an ACORN thing to me, actually. “Hai guiz, look at the crazy racist things Wonkette writes about Obama!”

obfuscator September 20, 2009 at 1:28 am

cspan-2 is runnning a podhoretz speech from earlier this month. he looks like a decrepiter norman lear who is also a dangerously unhinged butthole.

slowuncle September 20, 2009 at 1:57 am

[re=415000]LoweredPeninsula[/re]: Yeah, that’s him-Ron Christie. And let us not forget Tucker Carlson—-easy to tell that the shitheel still seethes daily about the indignities visited upon him by his high school’s bullies & jocks

Smoke Filled Roommate September 20, 2009 at 3:51 am

[re=414996]SparkleKitty[/re]: Quit worrying about the CNN bus and focus on your current situation.

gurukalehuru September 20, 2009 at 6:18 am

Sparklekitty should see “Billionaires against Reform.” They put on some pretty cool satirical protests, in the middle of the madness.

sati demise September 20, 2009 at 8:44 am

[re=414996]SparkleKitty[/re]: Just join the group “Billionaires for Wealth Care”.

Best satire of the health care debate …..the right thinks they are on their side until the truth dawns on them, hey, they is makin’ fun of us …at least I think they are, not sure. etc &c

ifthethunderdontgetya" September 20, 2009 at 8:50 am

Damn, no new post since Fry-day?

I’m real happy for you and Imma let you finish, but here’s my blogwhore…

Co-Cobags of the week – Bill O’Reilly and Holy Joe Lieberman
~

slappypaddy September 20, 2009 at 9:05 am

[re=414996]SparkleKitty[/re]: breitbart is bart simpson’s german cousin. they used to get together for fresh snark milkshakes at the martyr’s complex. they’d sit and play rounds of “is he waving or drowning”, an obscure teutonic game with roots in the middle ages. once they tired of that, they’d while away the hours by focusing the energy of their anger into the rechargeable batteries that powered their lives.

the problem child September 20, 2009 at 10:11 am

[re=414988]SparkleKitty[/re]: yup, billionaires for wealthcare is a good resource to check out.

bago September 20, 2009 at 11:32 am

[re=414996]SparkleKitty[/re]: “Bring back Crystal Pepsi!”.

Servo September 20, 2009 at 12:19 pm

I can’t picture David Brooks running. Skipping, yes, but not running.

Click September 20, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Apparently, a small town here in WA is hosting Glenda baby next Saturday to give him a key to the city’s liquor cabinet. Meanwhile, across the state, in what some suspect was a pre-’Beck Day’ training exercise, the good folks at one of our state’s crazy institutes decided to take an insane killer along for a fun trip to the local fair, presumably so he could enjoy some of life’s basic necesseties such as cotton candy and pony rides. Turns out the dude was slipperier than a greased pig – and despite the diligent pursuit by an insane clown posse, the cuckoo has not been returned to his nest. I only share this story with you because I find it rather curious the way we human beings will fear and despise a crazed lunatic – unless he happens to be rich and famous – in which case we hand him over our keys.

Wings September 20, 2009 at 2:11 pm

[re=414682]memzilla[/re]: Thanks! Perfect.

nader paul kucinich gravel September 20, 2009 at 2:25 pm

Forget the anthrax.
Divide and conquer.
Protecting the guilty.
Sell the 9/11 cover-up.
Pure propaganda via media.
New PR face in the White House.
AIPAC Neocon stage management.
Same puppet masters behind the curtain.
Follow the orders of the “Federal” Reserve.

Anderson Baldwin Carter Choate Clemente Gonzalez Gravel Kaptur Kucinich McKinney Nader Paul Perot Sheehan Ventura

slowuncle September 20, 2009 at 3:11 pm

[re=415028]nader paul kucinich gravel[/re]: is that a haiku?

Neilist September 20, 2009 at 3:49 pm

Dear Editors:

I typically do not speak for the majority in here — a polite disclaimer indicating that only I might pay any attention to my ravings. (Even though I don’t.)

That said, I believe I speak for most when I say that leaving us over the weekend, alone and unsupported, with David Brooks amounts to actionable abuse, a Crime Against Humanity, and/or a Crime Against Nature.

You will be hearing from my lawyers in the near future. In the interim, I suggest you consult your consciences.

Very truly yours,

Neilist

notwavingbutdrowning September 20, 2009 at 5:44 pm

[re=415032]Neilist[/re]: To make matters worse, Peggy Noonington hath weighed in on the Sunday morning showings of sermons and matins and prayers. She findeth the Moor of Kenya is ever so “boorish” when he speaketh in his uncouth tongue upon the subject of physicks and apothecaries and other matters of the welfare of the mortal coil.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/20/peggy-noonan-obama-media_n_292740.html

We cannot be expected to handle this on our own. A complete psychological breakdown is immanent. I will be forwarding my medical bills to the Wonkette offices.

Neilist September 20, 2009 at 6:12 pm

[re=415033]notwavingbutdrowning[/re]: However much Margaret “Peg ‘O My Heart” O’Noonington may enjoy sitting on the cool veranda of the manor of Tara, using lady-like sips of a watery mint juleip to wash down dainty fist-fulls of vicodin for the “Female Troubles” that prevent her from taking full advantage of the dusky buck she employs to fan her aging “charms,” I strongly suspect that Our Peggy experiences an almost overpowering desire to refer to Our Nation’s Foreign-Born President by one of the more charming Southernisms, to wit: “Uppity Nigra.”

And even if she does not, it is the Christian Duty of Wonkette Editors to make us think that she does. Particularly over a long weekend. Rather than leaving such in the clutches of a panty-waist like “David Brooks.”

My attorneys tell me that such gross breaches of editorial responsibility can be addressed by way of a class action lawsuit. We’ll be filing in Delaware shortly.

["Boorish"? Peggy, dear heart, let me freshen that drink for you. (Where's the hemlock?)]

slappypaddy September 20, 2009 at 6:28 pm

[re=415034]Neilist[/re]: if we file a class action will that make us a class act?

sati demise September 20, 2009 at 6:55 pm

[re=415033]notwavingbutdrowning[/re]: Noonington is swoonington, jeez.

She was so frantic , to think- she was replaced on Wonkette by Brooks! That Yank. The Villagers are buzzing about Peg losing her Friday entry into the Library of Congress So she, in desperation, for the attention of Wonkette……. disrespects our fine POTUS.

Noonington has joined the teabagging movement. obvsly

Neilist September 20, 2009 at 7:07 pm

[re=415035]slappypaddy[/re]: In a word: “No.”

But then, “Do we want to be a ‘class act?,’ he inquired, David Denby-ishly.

To which we responded, in a collective voice that started as the faintest whisper, but ended as a Mighty Wind: NO!

But again, I speak only for myself — despite the whole Multiple Personality Disorder thingie.

chascates September 20, 2009 at 7:34 pm

Ah, Reagan was never boorish. He had character, back when it mattered.

Carolina September 20, 2009 at 7:51 pm

And what especially annoys our rural white populists — ACORN?? Hatred of ACORN is a reaction by wise and thoughtful Jeffersonians to condescending manipulative elites?? Could have fooled me, looked like a racist reaction to poor dark folks. And to further confuse my poor brain, those fine rural white populist Jeffersonians like Dick Cheney, who to me looks like a one-man condescending manipulative elite industry.

LoweredPeninsula September 20, 2009 at 8:03 pm

[re=415038]chascates[/re]: Reagan was a character. He is what pieced together of every conservative part and characteristic to make a veritable, conservative Frankstein’s monster, of sorts. ‘Tear down this wall! Reagan smash!’

[re=415034]Neilist[/re]: “wash down dainty fist-fulls of vicodin”

Can a fistful of anything ever be described as ‘dainty’? lol What I can agree with is that leaving us here with this story, unsupervised, is, indeed, criminal negligence of the highest degree, and I will most assuredly be seeking recompense.

Neilist September 20, 2009 at 8:48 pm

[re=415040]LoweredPeninsula[/re]:

Dear Lowered:

I, for one, refuse to get into a discussion regarding Ms. Noonington’s “dainty fist,” including, without limitation, into whom or what said appendage may have been inserted.

This blog has standards to which I, for one, make an effort to adhere. However low those standards may be. Or perhaps more accurately: “However subterranean those standards may be.”

Whatever.

I am,

Very truly yours,

Neilist

P.S. The lawsuit, “Victims Of Negligent And Irresponsible Wonkette Editors vs. Wonkette.com, et al.,” will include opt out notices, as per FRCP 23, to all members of the purported class.

The real issue is whether this “David Brooks” is named as a third-party intervenor. The analysis is complicated by the patent uncertainty as to his species: Are “panty-waists” truly persons under the 14th Amendment?

chascates September 20, 2009 at 9:04 pm
LoweredPeninsula September 20, 2009 at 9:08 pm

[re=415041]Neilist[/re]: Nseilist, Amendment XIV, Section 1, Clause 1, reads:

“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”

It depends on whether a “panty-waists” is a person/human or not. I air on the side of a panty-waist being an extra or subterrestrial being, or something else entirely. But, hell, if corporations can be granted personhood, who’s to say that our conservative Supreme Court wouldn’t also rule that panty-waists are also persons covered under the 14th Amendment?

Robert Zimmerframe September 20, 2009 at 9:09 pm

[re=414700]spontaneousabortion[/re]: peering into souls sounds wrong. and dirty.

ForTheTurnstiles September 20, 2009 at 9:13 pm

[re=415038]chascates[/re]: Like blaming the fags for getting the AIDS? You’re right, that’s not boorish at all.

Neilist September 20, 2009 at 9:22 pm

[re=415044]LoweredPeninsula[/re]:

“If It Please The Court:

To respond, briefly, to the question raised by My Learn’d Opponent, Mr. LoweredPennisula: Under opposing counsel’s intepretation of Sec. 1 of the 14th Amendment, the acknowledged and notorious panty-waists commonly known as “George Will” and “Tucker Carlson” would have to be considered as “human beings.”

As I am sure this Court appreciates, even if My Esteemed Friend At The Bar does not, such an assertion is patently absurd, and subject to judicial notice as such in this, or any other, jurisdiction.

Having resolved this issue, I will not waste the Court’s time by addressing the question of whether George Will and Tucker Carlson should be collective referred to as “panties waist,” “panty waists,” or simply “Annoying Little Pompous Shitbags.”

Respectfully submitted,

Neilist, Esq.
Neilist, Neilist, Neilist & Neilist LLP
Counsel for Plaintiff Class of Victims of Negligent
And Irresponsible Wonkette Editors

Bearbloke September 20, 2009 at 11:09 pm

Good Monday morning Wonketteers!

The morning chatshows said that last night was the American televsion awards – and not one of out Wonkette Overlords liveblogged it? I thought you Yanks loved your telly…

NYNYNY September 20, 2009 at 11:33 pm

Oh, is this like an open thread, or do I have to say something about “David Brooks.”?,

Click September 21, 2009 at 12:12 am

[re=415055]NYNYNY[/re]: Don’t know, but news says that insane killer and escaper from county fairs whom I wrote about earlier has been recaptured. That means we’re safe until next Saturday when the 912ers are taken off their Thorazine for the entire day.

imissopus September 21, 2009 at 12:52 am

Peggy needs to consult a dictionary for the meaning of the word “boorish.”

LoweredPeninsula September 21, 2009 at 1:08 am

[re=415047]Neilist[/re]: Neilist, in all seriousness, I’m on your side. Not sure whay I’m even being playfully and continually seen and refered to as an ‘opponent’. Think of me as a counsel colleague.

El Pinche September 21, 2009 at 1:28 am

Peggy Loonin’ can eat dick.

I have to hand it to Barry. He has the uncanny ability to make every single conservative go full retard.

gurukalehuru September 21, 2009 at 2:22 am

[re=415032]Neilist[/re]: Hear, hear! or is it here, here! I’m never quite sure about that one.

notwavingbutdrowning September 21, 2009 at 3:14 am

[re=415040]LoweredPeninsula[/re]: [re=415047]Neilist[/re]: I believe this will explain how our Miss Peggy and her dainty fistfuls — and fisting dainties — is assured of “all day daintiness” :

http://pzrservices.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451ccbc69e201053610ba09970b-400wi

notwavingbutdrowning September 21, 2009 at 3:25 am

[re=415064]notwavingbutdrowning[/re]: My having wandered into the unwell territory of feminine hygiene products is evidence that:

[re=415040]LoweredPeninsula[/re]: “leaving us here with this story, unsupervised, is, indeed, criminal negligence of the highest degree”

I will be joining [re=415041]Neilist[/re]: as one of the “Victims Of Negligent And Irresponsible Wonkette Editors vs. Wonkette.com, et al.,”

Bearbloke September 21, 2009 at 3:32 am

[re=415064]notwavingbutdrowning[/re]: zOMG!! The vaginal odour mentioned in the advert is precisely why I’m teh ghey… that, and the joy of having sex with guys like this

notwavingbutdrowning September 21, 2009 at 3:51 am

I hate to bring this up but not only were we left to fend for ourselves with the likes of Master Brooks and Mistress Noonington, on Saturday we faced the horror of yet another article about John Edwards’affair in the New York Times, and not just any article. No, this column included the following sentence:

“Mr. Edwards once calmed an anxious Ms. Hunter by promising her that after his wife died, he would marry her in a rooftop ceremony in New York with an appearance by the Dave Matthews Band.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/20/us/politics/20edwards.html?_r=1&hp

How can anyone be expected to survive that sentence’s assault on the frontal lobe — especially when we have been left utterly defenseless — abandoned by the editorial staff of Wonkette?

I will defer to the legal experts with regard to the matter of a Truth and Reconciliation commission. And the involvement of the Hague.

LoweredPeninsula September 21, 2009 at 4:25 am

[re=415067]notwavingbutdrowning[/re]: My god, this is out-and-out aggravated assault! A dead wife, and a pending marriage to feature the fucking Dave Matthews Band? Oh, the crazy douchebag quotient; she burns!

Bearbloke September 21, 2009 at 5:26 am

I know all you Norte-y-Sud Americanos are asleep, or preoccupied with working your way through your last 10 grammes of meth, but are there any wingnut rumbling around the Fox-fact that Obama is going to seize control of the UN Security Council today and declare himself GOD-EMPEROR OF EARTH to fulfill his destiny as the Marxist Negro IndoMuslin Antichrist, as predicted by Jerry Falwell in 1987?

HENNGH?

HENNGH?

gurukalehuru September 21, 2009 at 6:06 am

Boorish? Oh, no, no, no, no, Ms. Noonan. Those of us on the left condemn him for being too conciliatory, too non-partisan, too calm and collected when the moment calls for screaming hysteria, and those on the right condemn him for not being a right wing sociopath, which, to their racially transcendent credit, is much the same as they would have done to president Hillary Clinton, but boorish? Did you just pull that word out of a hat?
There can be no denying that Barry has style and grace, elegance and eloquence. Even those on the right who compare him to Hitler admit that he gives a good speech.
Actually, I think I’ve figured out why you dislike him so much. He is much like your idol, Ronald Reagan, except blacker, younger and not as dead.

LoweredPeninsula September 21, 2009 at 6:52 am

[re=415071]gurukalehuru[/re]: YOU LIE!

Way Cool Larry September 21, 2009 at 8:08 am

Would it KILL the editors to throw up a few posts on the weekend? Hmmmmm?

Carrabuda September 21, 2009 at 9:07 am

I think she must have meant “Moorish.” Maybe Her Grace has a cold?

glamourdammerung September 21, 2009 at 6:36 pm

[re=415073]Way Cool Larry[/re]: I have no lie, so I could even volunteer.

glamourdammerung September 21, 2009 at 9:33 pm

[re=416035]glamourdammerung[/re]: Er, no life.

LMAO.

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