Dingbat Woman Takes Down Her Christmas Tree, Because … Senate Passed Health Care Bill

  area woman loses her shit


WOW. So this lady, “Bunny,” is so furious that, uhm, the Senate would pass Health Care Reform on, uhm, a working day/weekday before Christmas, that she just has no idea what to do at all, beyond call C-SPAN. So she took down her Christmas tree, and the wreath, because these are pagan symbols from the Scandanavian barbarians who worship nature and the Viking God Wōden the Senate hates Jesus’ birthday that we in the Western Christian Tradition celebrate somewhat arbitrarily tomorrow, because the Roman calendar was kind of sloppy about getting Winter Solstice right, etc. Also something about “the Germans,” and “genocide.” Fröhliche Weihnachten! [TPM]

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117 comments

  1. Sharkey

    I think she explained herself very nicely. Health care reform and winter holidays have always been intimately intertwined.

  2. Neoyorquino

    I’ve re-read that woman’s quotes several times, and all I can hear is Homer Simpson’s voice: “Christmas is cancelled – no presents for anyone!”

  3. Jumping Jim

    Honey, just because you took down the tree doesn’t mean that Santa doesn’t know who is naughty and who is nice…

  4. Hedley Lamar

    Well, she’s got a point. Hopefully her son will turn off the lights and unplug her tonight… before Santa comes.

  5. Snarkalicious

    [re=484890]Jumping Jim[/re]: Yop. I see an angry visit from the Bishop of Turkey and 6-8 black men in SOMEBODY’S future.

  6. AnnieGetYourFun

    Does Bunny own a company that makes its money solely from protecting those “gold plated Cadillac health care plans” from taxes? Because that’s the only way this makes even the slightest bit of sense, and even then, not really.

  7. Oldskool

    Another scortched-earther, if I’m not having fun nobody else should either. Merry Christmas, dammit.

  8. Dolmance

    Are they happier than we are? It’s something to consider.

    If they are happier then I want to be like them, only I don’t know how.

  9. Our Hobo Senator

    So this is why my cat’s been trying so hard to knock down the tree. I always did take him for a Paultard.

  10. Dolmance

    My girlfriend and I have just come to a decision. We’ve decided that this is going to be an all anal Christmas.

    Peace… God bless…

  11. chascates

    Show your hatred of socialism by punching out a Santa Claus. Or maybe any Salvation Army bell ringer.

  12. iwillsavethispatient

    [re=484902]Dolmance[/re]: Don’t let over-the-top cleanliness and pedantry get in the way of enjoying yourself. That’s what you meant, yes?

  13. QueenOfTheDamned

    Wow, she really MUST be pissed! Nothing short of a nuclear holocaust or alien invasion will make me take down Christmas decorations before I’m absolutely shamed into it. Or the imminent arrival of Labor Day.

  14. iwillsavethispatient

    Can someone translate for me? I think she said:
    “On one side it’s genocide on Seniors or the other side there’s the hospice that should never have got state or Federal money. They are a not-for-profit organisation that even Germany kicked out.”

    I understand each word individually, just not all of them together in that order. What is she talking about? Death Panels?

  15. Walnuts is my Co-Pilot

    I just added this to my daily eyeball aerobics.

    No nation under God is going to reform health care on my watch! But if they are, I’m going to make sure everyone knows it by throwing my $75 tree away EARLY. Suck on that, gov’t!

  16. Norbert

    In solidarity with Bunny, I’m not even getting a tree. For the 21st consecutive year.

    [re=484902]Dolmance[/re]: have you considered ordering a Friedman doll?

  17. memzilla

    Such shameless lobbying from the Woodchipper Lobby.

    Well, a woodchipper is pretty much the reThuglican health care plan for the poors, anyway.

  18. Aurelio

    “…because the Roman calendar was kind of sloppy about getting Winter Solstice right, etc.”

    Nah, it’s because the Christians never put their holiday on the exact same date as the pagan holiday it replaces. It’s always a little off. The message is: “Christianity is kinda like the old religion, but not really.” Syncretism with a twist. I’ll have a double, bartender.

  19. user-of-owls

    Oh great, Bunny just inspired Redstate’s next brilliant campaign. By next week, every Democrat’s congressional mailbox will be stuffed to the brim with car air fresheners in the shape of a christmas tree.

  20. SayItWithWookies

    So right after that clip, did the host say, “Lady, that doesn’t make a lick of sense,” or did he just move on as though he were collecting reasonable opinions from sane people? I’m only asking because it’s so much more satisfying to be disgusted with humanity on a factual basis than a purely theoretical one.

  21. Up To Here Again

    So, if we starve three million children out of health care you will be able to enjoy your christmas?

  22. ManchuCandidate

    O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
    Wingnut is so crazy;
    O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
    Thy ass is going on trash day;
    Not only sad when healthcare’s here,
    But also mad with bitter fear.
    O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
    Wingnut is so craaaazzzzy!

  23. Joshua Norton

    [re=484906]QueenOfTheDamned[/re]: Nah. If Labor Day rolls around and the lights are still up I just pretend I’m early for next Christmas.

  24. Fnor

    Libtards, rejoice!

    The war on christmas is finally over, the pagan/satanic/socialist/catholic forces victorious. Senior citizen fetus abortions for all!

  25. Larry McAwful

    It’s callers like her who keep me tuning in to Washington Week every morning. God bless you, C-SPAN, for giving voice to her quiet, inarticulate desperation!

  26. Joshua Norton

    People like her don’t realize that there’s more to see than can ever be seen
    More to do than can ever be done…

    No, wait, that’s the “Lion King”.

  27. QueenOfTheDamned

    [re=484930]Joshua Norton[/re]: But if I do that, I’m in solidarity with Big Government. That’s the MO of whatever socialists in my county decorate the courthouse. Those lights have been up for about five years now.

  28. glamourdammerung

    I hope the son has the sense to just avoid this nut until they can learn reasonable behaviour.

  29. Dolmance

    My most pressing desire for a Public Option was that it would make people like that woman want to jump out of a building. I thought it would be impossible without that part of the legislation. I find it very satisfying that they’re still miserable.

    All I really want is for them to be miserable. And if having decent, humane legislation passed in the Senate is what it takes to make them want to light themselves on fire in protest, then I’m willing to support that too.

  30. Saint Ronald the Divine

    I believe that should be Bunni with an i

    Smell the Tea baggery, Kansans should be so proud

  31. teh_heysoos

    I’ve been in Parsons, KS before and I can say with some authority that she is the only person there who will have the decorations down before Groundhog’s Day…

    You know, on the brighter side of things…

  32. Up To Here Again

    Aren’t these the kind of people who wonder what they’re hearing…
    when they aren’t hearing anything at all?

  33. Saint Ronald the Divine

    Cheezus, don’t tell her about the Mao Christmas ornaments or there may be another Postal incident.

  34. sanguinesu

    Did she really say that Germany kicked out hospice services? Um? Huh?

    Although the divisive comments were unintentionally prescient.

  35. Sparky McGruff

    [re=484900]Our Hobo Senator[/re]: I’m pretty sure that all cats are Paultards. I know mine is. I feed him, give him a warm place to sleep, and scratch his chin…

    …and at night when I go to bed, he climbs onto the bed and shoves his ass in my face. It’s the kind of respectful “thank you” that one expects from a Paultard.

  36. Uncle Glenny

    [re=484972]Extemporanus[/re]: Because of this post, Bunnie just cold took down the Pope.

    JP-II had an encounter with a crazy woman once, but he tried to perform an exorcism. (It was said not to be effective.)

  37. steverino247

    As I recall, former Kansas Senator Bob Dole conceded the “Bunny Vote” to Jimmy Carter years ago, so this woman should complain to Mr. Dole.

  38. phineas_bounderby

    I can’t wait to see what these doofuses do after immigration reform passes 60-39. No Cinco de Mayo margaritas for Bunny!!!!

  39. Diana Davies

    I thought about it for awhile and I’m taking my tree down, too. Fuck it. Oh wait! I’m Jewish!

  40. hotdog

    The baby jeebus was born in a manger because his parents had no health insurance. What makes 30 million uninsured americans think they’re more important than the baby jeebus?

  41. AngryAtheist

    Merry x-mas to you too lady….F’ing retard.

    …Lifeguard says it’s time for you to get out the the gene pool!

  42. Delicious

    [re=484960]Saint Ronald the Divine[/re]: You know who is in charge of the Death Panels?

    Santa.

    Sleep lightly tonight mutha fuckas!

  43. Bearbloke

    [re=484894]Snarkalicious[/re]: Hopefully the Zwarte Piets won’t just pretend to kick this nutter and drag her off to one of Franco’s overlooked dungeons in a shitty part of Spain – no, let’s update that bizarre-yet-traditional destination, and re-route her to one of George Bush’s black-site gulags in Lithuania… Happy Christmas, your silly old cunt!

    And happy Christmas to all you Jebus-tards and associated heathens out there on this fine summer day (temp 21C – beauty!)

  44. Johnny Zhivago

    True story:

    Just got back from Christmas Eve with the wingnut in-laws. Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck’s latest books on the coffee table. You get the idea.

    Dinner went calmly. I managed to avoid asking if anyone had their H1N1 flu shots.

    Somehow healthcare came up. After spending 20 minutes listening to “Rohm Emanuel’s brother is only going to allow 20-30 year olds to see the doctor, everyone else will die” – my wife and I decided to call it an evening. The mother in law apparently noticed that my blood presure had reached the point where either I had to leave the room or my head would explode (scanners style).

    At that point she said “oh, I guess you don’t like it when we talk about your hero”. “What?” I said. “Your hero, you know your hero?”. I think she was referring to Obama.

    All of these are college educated individuals, by the way.

    This country is so fucked – but hey, Merry Christmas everyone!

  45. glamourdammerung

    [re=484993]Johnny Zhivago[/re]: I tell the clowns like that how I simply do not tolerate liars very well and then refuse to associate with them until they can act like adults.

  46. SlouchingTowardsWasilla

    [re=484993]Johnny Zhivago[/re]: It’s hilarious how little a college education means. For Christmas, I give you the gift of knowing you are not alone.

  47. BeWoot

    [re=484993]Johnny Zhivago[/re]: I’m sympathetic, but it’s worse. The ‘tards are my own blood kin. Of course I do stay 1400 miles away from them and ignore their Facebook fails.

    About Bunny, though, I’ll say it again: Old people get the very best drugs. Thanks a bunch, Medicare.

  48. CanadianBacon

    So this is how the War On Christmas began. This is just the first of many sleeper agents triggered by the passing of the bill in the senate. My prediction is that in the next month or so millions of sleeper agents will be triggered and millions of christmas trees will be thrown outside as the war on christmas reaches its brutal end. Their cover is pretending to be a conservative so no one suspects.

  49. PickneyPinchback

    [re=484993]Johnny Zhivago[/re]: I feel your pain. Whenever I see my Lefebvrite John-Bircher mother, all she wants to talk about is guns and abortion. Every so often I attempt to steer the conversation to the only acceptable topics: children and pets. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. I am frequently appalled at the things she says–the crazy never ceases to shock me. So when she goes off on Jews or something I generally stretch and say something like “Wow, look at the time! Better be going.”

  50. chascates

    Anger Bear posted this at the end of her traditional Christmas message (like the Pope or Her Majesty the Queen):
    “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.” (Luke 2:14)

    To which a commenter replies:
    “Deuteronomy 22:21 Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father’s house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you.”

    I’m not bible-literate but does that have Christmas meaning, rebuke to the Palins, or what the hell?

  51. PsycGirl

    [re=484998]SlouchingTowardsWasilla[/re]: As someone who teaches at a college: about 80% of freshman really start thinking about other points of view in the first couple of years. The other 20%, there’s nothing you can do with them. They major in business and most of the business faculty aren’t much different.

  52. El Pinche

    [re=484993]Johnny Zhivago[/re]: I feel your pain. Yes, and the fucking Glenn Beck books on the coffee table… To them any rightwing idjit who pisses off the “Left” deserves to decimate this country into a third world existence. No worries, my wingnut dad is getting an authenticate American made bag of dicks for xmas this year.

  53. springfield_meltdown

    [re=485003]PickneyPinchback[/re]: My mother was defending Palin as a viable presidential candidate since, in her opinion, you can’t run for president when you have another job. The fact that Palin’s term was up in 2010 is completely lost on her. She is also firmly convinced you can only get an NEA grant if you write a play or poem in praise of the “Almighty Obama”. I’m only getting through the holiday by abusing prescription drugs and looking forward to marrying the boyfriend she hates for health insurance.

    [re=484993]Johnny Zhivago[/re]: My dad has a freaking PhD (in engineering) and thinks we are living in a dictatorship and GWB was a great president because “Do Not Call” passed during his administration.

  54. notanaturalblonde

    [re=485004]PickneyPinchback[/re]: Holy crap. Is there any possibility that that’s a parody site, like landoverbaptist.org? Because otherwise that is a whole heaping mess of crazy.

  55. SayItWithWookies

    [re=485007]chascates[/re]: I think that’s the punishment for one’s daughter having sex outside of or prior to marriage — the father was expected to have her stoned to death. The implication being that if Sarah took the Bible so seriously, she’d enforce that punishment on Bristol.

    This throws fundamentalists’ argument that you can’t pick and choose which doctrines you have to follow — that it’s either the whole word of god or nothing — in their face. When it suits them one way, they quote the Old Testament and quote Jesus saying he didn’t come to overturn the law but to uphold the law. And when that doesn’t suit them, they say that whatever you’re quoting at them is Old Covenant and therefore not a requirement to be followed.

  56. chascates

    [re=485020]SayItWithWookies[/re]: I seem to recall something about Jesus saying if you’re not ready to kill your family (maybe just leave them) you aren’t ready to join his merry band of pranksters.

    These Christian fundamentalists differ in only one respect from their Muslim couterparts: enjoyment of pork. Small solace, that.

  57. Extemporanus

    [re=485004]PickneyPinchback[/re]: How little I know?!

    I’m sorry, but Rudepundits.com’s “MCCAIN” is obviously off his Medicare-funded rocker.

    When Bunny’s smoking Popes, she makes damn well sure those funny-hatted motherfuckers stay down.

    Weak-ass NObama, however, just helps them get back up again with a tax payer-funded government handout.

    Did dude even watch the fucking video?! The Pope’s insane Swiss clown posse are literally the very embodiment of European-style socialized medicine!

  58. Bearbloke

    [re=484993]Johnny Zhivago[/re]: “college educated individuals”, you say? Clown or Barber?

    [re=485003]PickneyPinchback[/re]: Why not steer the discussion to gun-mediated abortions? That might permanently end those unpleasant convos!

    [re=485004]PickneyPinchback[/re]: Are you sure that wasn’t some wound-up bird trying to serve Pope Nazi teh Old with some paternity suit papers?

    I’m showing this website to my almost-as-pissed mate here – he thinks you yanks are bloody nutters!

  59. Justme

    [re=484907]iwillsavethispatient[/re]: I’d love to translate for you, but I don’t understand Palinese.

  60. Rock

    I’m so angry that she took down her Christmas Tree that I decided to take down MY Christmas Tree and call C-Span saying I took down my Christmas Tree because she took down her Christmas Tree.

    club penguin

  61. Single Player

    The truly damning thing about the hospice is that it’s not-for-profit.

    On the one side, genocide. On the other, a not-for-profit organization. What a dilemma.

  62. kapish

    To my ears she sounded pretty calm about the whole thing. I take her for a methodical sociopath mama.
    I hope her son gets a seat on the local Death Panel for Christmas.

  63. hoosiermama

    I told my 7-year old about Bunny and said, “she made herself sad and is blaming the government for it.” My son replied, “Bunny’s not very smart.” My husband and I agreed, telling him that he was perceptive. He said, “I’m very smart but Bunny, not so much.”

  64. Oldskool

    [re=484993]Johnny Zhivago[/re]: Luckily they’re in-laws, mine are immediate family. It’s a sad that my parents went to a lot of effort to give their kids a good education and then they grew up to be Fox watchers. Gak.

  65. Hu Jardon

    People like this need to stop being coddled and treated with respect. These type of people have no respect for others and they need to stop being treated with courtesy as if they are simply the exception to the rule. There are way too many jerks with ridiculous opinions, who are needlessly spreading misinformation and lies. It’s time to take the gloves off and put them in their rightful place.

  66. PickneyPinchback

    [re=485018]springfield_meltdown[/re]: I am preparing for Christmas dinner now with my wingnut mother. I have purchased my own bottle of decent champagne, which will never leave my side. Champagne. That’s French, you know.

    Speaking of France, my mother decided to visit my sister who is in a wingnut convent in France. She invited me to go along. I thought hmmm, spend a week with my mother, who has never left the country, to go to a wingnut convent where everything is in Latin, in a place she is convinced is evil (France, that is) and will complain about the entire time, at the highest possible airfare, in August. Am I a bad son for passing on that?

  67. PickneyPinchback

    [re=485031]Bearbloke[/re]: “Gun-mediated abortions.” Oh dear, I’m sure that sounds like something she would approve of, if by “mediated” you mean “prevented.”

  68. PickneyPinchback

    [re=485091]Single Player[/re]: You know how you can tell hospices are evil? No one ever comes out alive. So there. Put that in yer librul pipe and smoke it.

  69. trondant

    [re=485140]Hu Jardon[/re]: Personally, I wear gloves if I think I’m going to be handling teabaggers. Cooties!

  70. Dolmance

    [re=485213]Single Player[/re]: Those drugs at the hospice are what allow me to get through the passing of loved ones. If they didn’t have hospice care, I don’t know what I’d do.

  71. Dolmance

    Well, me and the girlfriend had our All Anal Christmas, just like we decided after looking at the above article. The house looks like a bomb went off. I almost stepped on a syringe when I walked through the living room this morning and I think our dogs must have run away because I can’t find them anywhere.

    We have a lot of work to do. The kids have been spending the holidays at their grandparents and we want everything just right when they get dropped off tomorrow.

    I guess now it’s time to go back to our boring old selves and just lay in bed watching television and stuff.

    Happy New Year Everyone!!!

  72. Humpback

    [re=485018]springfield_meltdown[/re]: I had forgotten about “Do Not Call.” And truly, that is now the only thing that I can think of to credit the Bush administration. (Of course, the debit side of the ledger is massive.)

  73. KathyWilliams

    I’m pretty sure her Christmas Tree should have been taken down a long time ago, and I really don’t understand how people can react in a bad way to this new health care bill.
    Sincerely,
    Kathy Williams
    http://acaioptimum.co.uk

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