RUMORS ON THE INTERNETS  2:36 pm January 5, 2010

The South Will Rise Again, Once Lindsey Graham Goes Away

by Riley Waggaman

  • This whiff of Hot Air taint is titled, “Actually, you can beat sense into your kids.” And it is a present, just for you! [Hot Air]
  • Lindsey Graham is censured, again, for cooperating with the treasonous Yankee libruls. [The Caucus]
  • Some constructive criticism for the next panties-bomber! [The Daily Dish]
  • Today’s Photoshop tutorial: How not to superimpose Barack Obama’s head onto an aged stock photo of Herbert Hoover. [The New Republic]
  • Joan Rivers is on the no-fly list. Which means she must stay in Costa Rica forever. We are saved! [The Daily Intel]
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V572625694 January 5, 2010 at 2:38 pm

“Because of Hoover’s innovations, an auto mechanic could repair any American car.” Those were the days!

comicbookguy January 5, 2010 at 2:45 pm

Who says spanking after age 6 is bad for kids? I was spanked well past the age of 6 and now look at me. I write columns for Hot Air. Oh, wait…

rmontcal January 5, 2010 at 2:52 pm

So someone had rational and detailed thoughts about the pros and cons of the undie-bombers tactics and so they e-mailed Andrew Sullivan about it?

Roger3815 January 5, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Lindsey Graham will be executed at dawn by the Charleston GOP.

BlueStateLibtard January 5, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Didn’t Joan Rivers throw a pen at some airline employee a few whiles ago? Imagine how mad she’ll be now!

queeraselvis v 2.0 January 5, 2010 at 2:58 pm

So wait, I’m confused. Does TNR hate Barry or love him?

Also, Lindsay’s repeated reaching across the aisle is simply him looking for new boyfriends, ever since WALNUTS dumped him for that moose-fucking trollop, Nanookie of the North.

wheelie January 5, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Never mind the undie-bomber: the police in Slovakia have a brilliant new system for testing airport security. They plant explosives in an unsuspecting passenger’s luggage, then wait to see if airport security detects it.

And if the airport security fails . . . well, they ring up the country where the plane was going to a few days later, and say, “Um . . . shit, there’s some explosives in a suitcase in your country, sorry about that.”

Genius plan.

JMP January 5, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Why do I follow Riley’s links to the wignut sights? Still, it’s nice to see them actually admitting how reprehensible they are. First, the wignuts came out in favor of fucking torture; now we see them supporting child abuse. What’s next, coming out in favor of rape – oh wait, must of the Republican Senators already did so.

hedgehog January 5, 2010 at 3:01 pm

There goes my chance to induct Joan Rivers into the Mile High Club.

WIDTAP January 5, 2010 at 3:03 pm

I want to speak up for the poor agent who bump Joan Rivers on her flight. Just what was he supposed to think when he heard buzzing coming from her undies?

pampl January 5, 2010 at 3:04 pm

[re=489311]queeraselvis v 2.0[/re]: I think that author, John Judis, dislikes him for being too conservative

rev_matt_y January 5, 2010 at 3:04 pm

Hot Air. Was there ever a more apropos domain name?

JMP January 5, 2010 at 3:06 pm

[re=489311]queeraselvis v 2.0[/re]: See, even the liberal New Republic criticizes Obama!

The New Republic is a lot like the Washington Post, as both have gone conservative in the past two decades but once had a liberal reputation that other conservatives pretend still exists.

freakishlystrong January 5, 2010 at 3:09 pm

So, wait. The Gee Oh Pee thinks fuckin’ Lindz is a lefty-loosey libtard? Embiggen that tent, assholes!

x111e7thst January 5, 2010 at 3:15 pm

[re=489314]JMP[/re]: Amusing to watch the conservatards try to work out their psycho-sexual confusions in the comments. But that’s pretty typical of Hot Air.

ManchuCandidate January 5, 2010 at 3:16 pm

The Lindsey and Beating Your Kids Well posts seem to highlight that the GOP’s idea of relationships and child rearing are pretty much the same thing.


Except they’re little in mind but fat in body boys in fat boy track pants with arrested development issues.

Of course this probably explains why GOPers loves their kinky sex and hanker for being “bad.”

comicbookguy January 5, 2010 at 3:17 pm

[re=489315]hedgehog[/re]: Bob Hope beat you to it. Get THAT image out of your head!

comicbookguy January 5, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Conservatives know that being spanked in diapers after the age of 30 has no ill effects.

liquiddaddy January 5, 2010 at 3:21 pm

I think Lindsey likes being censured. Next time they caucus they’re gonna make him watch waring Zach Wamp’s gimp suit.

Lascauxcaveman January 5, 2010 at 3:29 pm

This libtard caveman finds that his anecdotal parent evident jibes pretty well with what the Hot Air guy says. I had to smack both my kids a few times – but only a few times – when they were between ages 3 and 6 and they turned out to be angels, more or less.

We always followed a smacking with a discussion of why the smacking occurred and how to avoid smackings in the future. This would take place several hours or a day after the smacking, after the kid (and parent) had a chance to calm down.

Mr Blifil January 5, 2010 at 3:40 pm

I try to beat a six-year old daily. It makes them all the more grateful for making it to seven.

Katydid January 5, 2010 at 3:55 pm

I never wanted to smack my kid until she was about 15, and by then she was 4″ taller than me, probably a whole lot stronger, and faster. So I just ran her over with my car.

Fred Wertham Jr. January 5, 2010 at 4:16 pm

[re=489379]Katydid[/re]: It’s only abuse if you back up over her.

WadISay January 5, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Conservatives think of spanking as a “preemptive strike”.

TGY January 5, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Kids these days.

bitchincamaro January 5, 2010 at 4:55 pm

[re=489309]BlueStateLibtard[/re]: Had Joan volunteered to remove her lip implants for inspection this whole mess could have been avoided.

Katydid January 5, 2010 at 4:56 pm

[re=489392]Fred Wertham Jr.[/re]: That’s what the cops said when the kid called them from the ER.

bitchincamaro January 5, 2010 at 5:13 pm

[re=489311]queeraselvis v 2.0[/re]: It’s hard to argue with Judis’ POV, but he could have saved his ink and asked TNR to simply reprint a column or two of Krugman’s. Judis’ only misstep was in characterizing Summers’ and Geithner’s failure as one of underestimating the severity of the meltdown, and excluding their co-authorship of said clusterfuck. But with TNR, the default emotion is always HATE.

glamourdammerung January 5, 2010 at 6:27 pm

[re=489291]V572625694[/re]: “Because of Hoover’s innovations, an auto mechanic could repair any American car.” Those were the days!

Only because the government told private industry what to do. Or am I the only one that noticed the irony in that statement?

rocktonsammy January 5, 2010 at 9:24 pm

This friggin guy, also.

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boyhowdy January 6, 2010 at 12:19 pm

wtf? The Mail says “a study shows that” kid-smacking is a good thing, but I see nothing about who made the study or where it was published. I spit on that. And while I did smack my kids a few times, both before and after age six, I am not one bit proud of it, and don’t for one instant believe it was good parenting. It was FAIL parenting.

Ohio Health January 7, 2010 at 12:06 am

Joan Rivers on the “no fly” list? Well…of course! She can’t possibly fit all of that makeup in one carry-on bag!

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