DINGUSES  3:53 pm January 26, 2010

Harold Ford Calls Kirsten Gillibrand A ‘Parakeet,’ That Jerk…

by Jim Newell

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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AnnieGetYourFun January 26, 2010 at 3:58 pm

You say “namecalling”
I say “metaphorical”
You say “namecalling”
I say “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?

Crank Tango January 26, 2010 at 3:58 pm

is dis some kinda white cunts joke dat black cunts don’t git? Cos I ain’t laffin, nicolarse.

Aflac Shrugged January 26, 2010 at 4:01 pm

And for that, Gillibrand’s bringing back the Harold Ford for Senate White Wimmins.

RoscoePColtraine January 26, 2010 at 4:02 pm

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!

JMP January 26, 2010 at 4:03 pm

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?

Joshua Norton January 26, 2010 at 4:05 pm

ACORN fake pimp arrested for wire tapping. Bite me, big boy.

ManchuCandidate January 26, 2010 at 4:06 pm

Seems, that’s one white lady that’s not going to call Harold.

Ducksworthy January 26, 2010 at 4:06 pm

First find innovative ways to get Americans back to work for free. Bring back slavery.

BlueStateLibtard January 26, 2010 at 4:06 pm

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?

jodyleek January 26, 2010 at 4:07 pm

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?

Hooray For Anything January 26, 2010 at 4:08 pm

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

One Yield Regular January 26, 2010 at 4:09 pm

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?

vladster January 26, 2010 at 4:11 pm

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.

TGY January 26, 2010 at 4:11 pm

A parakeet on Twitter? Fucking birds.

slappypaddy January 26, 2010 at 4:11 pm

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?

Norbert January 26, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Ford was misquoted. He actually said Paraclete. Which is Christian for “near the clit”. End of controversy.

Gopherit January 26, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Parakeet? What kind of lame-ass insult is that? Now, Paraquat, that is both an awesome insult and a great Lebowski reference.

bitchincamaro January 26, 2010 at 4:13 pm

I’ve been researching Ford’s pedigree and developing an ulcer. Can I haz tax brakez?

Gopherit January 26, 2010 at 4:13 pm

[re=501276]TGY[/re]: Our future in politics will be in 140 character bites. Idiocracy has arrived.

vladster January 26, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Parakeets – we thank you for your service.

BlueStateLibtard January 26, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Shit, he wrote that, not her. But her mother’s still a hamster.

Joshua Norton January 26, 2010 at 4:16 pm

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™

SayItWithWookies January 26, 2010 at 4:17 pm

[re=501259]AnnieGetYourFun[/re]: Harold Ford is the sequel to the Edsel — just with more money and less enthusiasm from the public.

Jukesgrrl January 26, 2010 at 4:18 pm

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.

snideinplainsight January 26, 2010 at 4:19 pm

“… 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 -

ImpureScience January 26, 2010 at 4:21 pm

Parakeet, parakeet, nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah…

Absolutely withering.

Crank Tango January 26, 2010 at 4:25 pm

[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.

Norbert January 26, 2010 at 4:30 pm

How many fucking times do I have to fly to fucking New York to run for the fucking Senate myself?

snideinplainsight January 26, 2010 at 4:34 pm

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
Lesser Widgeon
Lesser Scaup

and last but not least

The Common Loon

AnnieGetYourFun January 26, 2010 at 4:36 pm

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.

Holy Cow!! January 26, 2010 at 4:37 pm

We’re doomed. Why won’t anyone but morons run for office?

snideinplainsight January 26, 2010 at 4:37 pm


Ah, here we go

Tufted Titmouse

AllHat January 26, 2010 at 4:39 pm

[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.

Allyson January 26, 2010 at 4:39 pm

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…

mkultra January 26, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Its not an east indian anything. Never heard that term in my life.

snideinplainsight January 26, 2010 at 4:54 pm

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.

edgydrifter January 26, 2010 at 4:57 pm

[re=501335]snideinplainsight[/re]: Tawny Felcher, perhaps?

Sparky McGruff January 26, 2010 at 5:19 pm

[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?

teebob2000 January 26, 2010 at 5:23 pm

I’m not following. Is she NOT white, is she NOT a woman, or doesn’t she have a vagina?? Why is she mad, exactly?

Extemporanus January 26, 2010 at 5:28 pm

That was a cheep shot, Harold Ford, Jr.

Extemporanus January 26, 2010 at 5:36 pm

[re=501291]BlueStateLibtard[/re]: [re=501268]BlueStateLibtard[/re]: And her father smells of elderberries!

Scooter January 26, 2010 at 5:42 pm

If Ford thinks he’d make a good senator, he’s cuckoo.

Oh hell to the no January 26, 2010 at 9:33 pm

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.

PabaBritannica January 26, 2010 at 10:29 pm

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

Cranky Old Batt January 26, 2010 at 10:39 pm

parakeet is worse than girly men?
go figure.

hunter.blatherer January 26, 2010 at 11:27 pm

“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!”

Mr Blifil January 27, 2010 at 12:03 am

Wow, her six-year old must think she’s a total cunt.

SwanSwanH January 27, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Lighten up, Tweetie.

schvitzatura January 27, 2010 at 9:16 pm

So liebe kleine Gillibrand…Mein liebes etabliertenkandidat, mein Herzensittichchen!

Ford/Monostatos 2010!

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