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It’s 2010’s “Macaca Moment,” in which the insane Tennessee monster Harold Ford Junior calls Kirsten Gillibrand a “parakeet,” an East Indian slur against white women and how they have vaginas. Kirsten Gillibrand “fired back on Twitter,” wanting alllll of New York to know that she will not suffer this puerile attack on women!

Harold Ford is doing a good job pretend-running for senator. Specifically, he’s making wishy-washy Kirsten Gillibrand look like a pretty damn good candidate in comparison. For instance, did you even see what motherfucking Harold “I want to run in a New York state Democratic primary” Ford wrote in yesterday’s Times?

First, cut taxes for businesses — big and small — and find innovative ways to get Americans back to work. We can start by giving any companies that are less than five years old an exemption from payroll taxes for six months; extending the current capital gains and dividend tax rates through 2012; giving permanent tax credits for businesses that invest in research and development; and reducing the top corporate tax rate to 25 percent from 35 percent.

It’s that last one there that will endear liberal New Yorkers to this ex-Merrill Lynch vice president who took home millions in bonuses. But maybe it will, who knows? The best prediction in politics these days seems to be the most fucked-up one. Maybe he should campaign with Karl Rove on this platform, with a new piece of entrance music by Orrin Hatch called “America Is A Center-Right Nation, Sha Na Na, Drop Yr Pants.” They’d all win the co-presidency in the upcoming election of 2008!

Gillbrand responds to Ford Jr.’s ‘parakeet’ comment [NY Post]

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  1. You say “namecalling”
    I say “metaphorical”
    You say “namecalling”
    I say “metaphorical”
    “Namecalling”
    “Metaphorical”
    “Namecalling”
    “Metaphorical”
    Let’s call the whole thing off!

    No, seriously, can we please, because I actually can’t remember who Harold Ford is and I’m getting tired of trying to remember?

  2. Gillibrand got the gig in a “back room deal”? Someone should have told me about this. Senator Roscoe has a nice ring to it. And I rock the back room!

  3. Harold, you claim that your op-ed is about ideas to help the economy and jobs; so why is your first suggestion a giveaway to the corporations and the rich which would do jack shit to help the rest of the economy or anyone who doesn’t have a job?

  4. And her mother was a hamster…

    I like the way she sneaks in keeping hands off the Bush captial-gains tax cuts, and reducing the top marginal corporate tax rates. That will really help the little guys, and it’s all worked so well already,right Kirsten?

  5. The reason that business are not hiring is that no one has any money to buy their crap. If
    companies had orders to fill, then they would hire more workers, if needed, to fill the orders.
    Why would a company hire any more workers just because you give them a tax break, if they
    don’t have any new customers to justify hiring more workers? Does any company or industry have
    a huge back log on orders that they can’t fill because their taxes are too high?

    Seriously, I’m asking…or am I totally missing the boat here?

  6. I think “parakeet” is some sort of Southern slang for “Somebody who actually lives in the state I’m trying to carpet bag in.”

  7. He’s GOT to be kidding with all that money talk. Doesn’t he know you can no longer win an election without a nekkid photo spread in COSMO?

  8. Cut taxes on business? Didn’ the W do that endlessly? But he didn’t do it enough to keep the economy out of the toilet. So let’s do some more, yeah. Lets cut that 35% that they don’t pay now down to a managable 25%.
    Ford is a parakeet in Gillibrand’s vagina mine.

  9. calling someone a parakeet would be sophisticated and witty coming from a six-year-old. what kind of name-calling would senator kirsten prefer her own six-year-old engage in?

  10. Doesn’t he know you can no longer win an election without a nekkid photo spread in COSMO?

    So true. But don’t write a funny article for Playboy like Al Franken did because that’s descending into the perverted depths of human depravity. And very anti Family Values™

  11. Wow. The Democratic primary has devolved into a Rockefeller Republican versus a Reagan Republican. Great job, New York! Thank God you got rid of that evil Caroline Kennedy.

  12. “… and reducing the top corporate tax rate to 25 percent from 35 percent.” Then the corporations can take the difference and put it back into advertising to get Harold Ford re-elected. It’s a great system, see!

    The hippo poops in the water – the algae eat the poop – the shrimp eat the algae – the man eats the shrimp – the hippos HEY WAIT! That wasn’t what I thought was going to happen! – and it all goes around and around again. Everybody now –

  13. [re=501301]Jukesgrrl[/re]: it’s as if paterson couldn’t see what was going to happen. Couldn’t read the writing on the wall? Was blind to the consequences? I dunno. some blind joke.

  14. Just no imagination, at all. Cooome on man, stretch out a little;

    Ruby-breasted grossbeak
    Yellow-bellied sapsucker
    Rufous-sided Towhee
    Ruby-crowned kinglet
    black-capped Chickadee
    Downee woodpecker
    Hairy woodpecker
    Pileated woodpecker
    Scarlet Tanager
    Blue-footed booby
    Loggerhead Shrike
    Chicken Hawk
    Laysan Finch
    Semipalmated Plover
    Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
    Whiskered Screech-Owl
    Bufflehead
    Pintail
    Lesser Widgeon
    Lesser Scaup
    Gadwall

    and last but not least

    The Common Loon

  15. When I was a kid, my dad would ground me if I used the word “sucks.” But I feel really bad for Gillibrand because her kids have got some very serious restrictions on their abilities to verbally abuse their peers.

  16. [re=501269]jodyleek[/re]: You obviously don’t understand Republinomics: Taxes stifle “innovation”, and discourage “investment” and stuff, and that’s bad. Whereas low taxes spur the purchase of “limousines” and allow for “corporate retreats”, which is good, and creates thousands of jobs.

  17. OK, between the NYT op-ed and this parakeet moment (huh?), clearly Harold Ford is being paid by the Gillibrand campaign. If only that ACORN “filmmaker” had bugged KG insteand of trying to hit Mary Landrieu’s office, we’d have the proof…

  18. If he actually had a New York accent, he could say she was a mynah bird. A mynah (minor) bird, get it? You get it, right?

    They probably wouldn’t get that where he’s from though, I guess.

  19. [re=501277]slappypaddy[/re]: My five year old just likes to say “Butt” and “Fart” a lot. And, lately, she likes to say “Bosoms”, which she picked up from some TV show.

    And speaking of “bosoms”, I’ve never really looked at Kirsten Gillibrand’s pair-a-keets. Can I get pix of her ‘keets on the google?

  20. I hope Gillibrand hasn’t lost her attack ad spirit that she displayed in ’06 against John “The Sweenster” Sweeney. She broke that man and it was glorious.

  21. Harold Ford Jr’s family owns Memphis’s biggest funeral home…just sayin’ Kristen Gillibrand. New York is ready for some Memphis-style politickin’!

  22. “Harold Ford is doing a good job pretend-running for senator.”

    What I’ve been saying all along. Once upon on a time we here in the city saw her as the carpet bagger, flip-flopper on gays and guns, anointed one, and were resentful of it.

    Now Girliebrand (can I say that?) can be all, “I was espousing these positions literally months before you were!! I am champeenz of ze peeeeple!!!1!”

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