THE TROOPS CAN HEAR YOU LAUGH TOO  11:05 am February 9, 2010

Whatever You Are Thinking Right Now, It Counts As Making Fun Of Trig

by Juli Weiner

Did you know there was a Rick Perry-Sarah Palin rally? Can you tell there was a Rick Perry-Sarah Palin rally?

Sometime yesterday or maybe just some other day this or last week, Rick Perry, Sarah Palin and racecar driver and/or executionist Ted Nugent held a rally for let’s say the Super Bowl. Houston Press ace photographer “Bryan Fotographer” was there, because that’s his beat, images. Anyway, some of the photos, like this one of a human-shaped bag of meth covered entirely in sequins are quite comical. Enjoy/weep! [Especially you, tipster "Monsieur Grumpe"]

[Houston Press]

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Dashboard_Buddha February 9, 2010 at 11:10 am

Home “Scholers” Lol. I bet his folks are against the Pubic option as well.

Ruhe February 9, 2010 at 11:11 am

So Governor Perry prefers the homeschooled variety and this kid was sent out to find some for him? Isn’t he worried that Chris Hansen will get wind of this?

Crank Tango February 9, 2010 at 11:12 am

it’s a combination of homeschoolers and homescholars, you judgemental hippies.

charlesdegoal February 9, 2010 at 11:14 am

More retarded than Americans in general: Texans. Scary. Could not look beyond the fifth photo without feeling ill.

Prommie February 9, 2010 at 11:14 am

Is this for fucking real? Oh jeebus christ, the dumbfuckery of this nation cannot be satirized.

V572625694 February 9, 2010 at 11:15 am

Ted Nugent is just what the Snowbilly/Gayhair 2012 ticket needs in the way of star power.

“Leave your cares behind,
Come with us and find
The pleasures of a journey
To the center of your asshole”

queeraselvis v 2.0 February 9, 2010 at 11:16 am

Uncle Sam has got that aging child molester vibe down pat, baby.

Red Zeppelin February 9, 2010 at 11:16 am

OMG Texas flag+homescholers+GOP=full retard mode.

Ruhe February 9, 2010 at 11:16 am

[re=509886]Dashboard_Buddha[/re]: As stupid as the kid, I didn’t notice the spelling either. Sad all around.

TVarmy February 9, 2010 at 11:16 am

I thought it was Katey Perry, who was also raised in an insular Christian schooling environment, but then decided to write pop songs about gay kissing. Catchy ones, too. Really, she’s an inspiration for all of us Americans, and kudos to that kid for recognizing pop greatness, even if she is a prodigal son of the homeschool movement.

Texan Bulldoggette February 9, 2010 at 11:16 am

Perry was too much of a pussy to have this in Austin. He knows folks here would have managed to spell ‘Fucking Retard’ correctly on their signs & pelted them with tamales & empty Blue Moon bottles.

Prommie February 9, 2010 at 11:17 am

As an officer of the court, I am required to be judgmental, rather than judgemental.

norbizness February 9, 2010 at 11:17 am

“Jointly sponsored by Consort for Men and Gee! Your Hair Smells Terrific!”

JMP February 9, 2010 at 11:20 am

But remember, homescholing is a perfectly gud way to raise a kid that wont tern them all ignant and stuf.

queeraselvis v 2.0 February 9, 2010 at 11:24 am

Morans, also.

Monsieur Grumpe February 9, 2010 at 11:24 am

After I learn the language, I’m going to visit this strange country called Texas.

alzronnie February 9, 2010 at 11:26 am

“Homescholer” replaces retard from now on.

Gopherit February 9, 2010 at 11:27 am

[re=509886]Dashboard_Buddha[/re]: If only they had been against the pubic option, they wouldn’t have had to worry about homescholing.

donner_froh February 9, 2010 at 11:27 am

Caption on the next picture after meth-fuel Uncle Sam is:

“Sarah Palin looks more and more like a Memorial housewife every day.”

Probably funny but I don’t get the reference.

CrunchyKnee February 9, 2010 at 11:30 am

Even a homescholer can become president in america!

assistant/atlas February 9, 2010 at 11:30 am

Is it sad that it took me a half-dozens slides before I figured out that The Houston Press is a libtard satirical “alt-weekly” blogsheet?

I say no, no it is not. Because satire is dead. The Republitards killed it.

NotthatLC February 9, 2010 at 11:33 am

I love it when you can’t even make this stuff up.

Jumping Jim February 9, 2010 at 11:33 am

My kid goes to a very good public school and she isn’t very good at spelling either.

Laugh at your own risk, many people laughed at the 1964 Republican convention and 4 years later after complete Democratic Party screw ups, and yeah, thinking health care, while important, was more important than jobs to the majority of Americans, was a screwup.

It’s always the economy, and however he came to own it, Obama now owns it.

You can make fun of these people all you want, and by God, it is easy to do, but do not underestimate what they represent.

SayItWithWookies February 9, 2010 at 11:33 am

You know you’re dealing with a special class of people when they find Texas public education is so liberal that they need to homeschool. Or homeschol, rather.

bitchincamaro February 9, 2010 at 11:33 am

“Extra special guest, Ted Nugent” = “most retarded”

Flanders February 9, 2010 at 11:35 am

The homescholer photo is now my favorite. Even more than the fallen furry or the Wapo mascot.

ohiolobbyist February 9, 2010 at 11:35 am

Am I the only one who thinks that the photographer’s name being fotographer is the most interesting part of the story?

Crank Tango February 9, 2010 at 11:36 am

[re=509900]Prommie[/re]: LOL I always have a problem with that one.

And maybe they meant Homeskoaler?

letmetellyou February 9, 2010 at 11:38 am

I imagine “scholers” is pronounced much like “Skoal” which means, by transitive property, that this kid is a Skoal Rebel follower who misspelled Skoal.

Paul Tardy February 9, 2010 at 11:38 am

I hate to be petty but, I am still waiting for that Mormon orphan kid I was promised. Normally I don’t take these ponzi things seriously but this time I was on the third level of success. Now I can see if Gov Perry didn’t have any Mormon kids, but as it turns out he had over 400. So I think I have a right to complain.

ManchuCandidate February 9, 2010 at 11:43 am

[re=509919]Jumping Jim[/re]:
You have a point, but these guys are a political Yugoslavia waiting to fall apart. Goldwater and his group united a fractured party around a common theme based on the Cold War dynamic. Unless they rally around a single idea then nothing is going to keep the right from civil war.

bitchincamaro February 9, 2010 at 11:43 am

[re=509900]Prommie[/re]: You could also be “judged mental”, my dear Prommster.

forgracie February 9, 2010 at 11:43 am

Only elitists complain about spelling, you morans.

teebob2000 February 9, 2010 at 11:45 am

Did he/she/it misspell “homeschoolers” or “homescholars” ? They’re both 1 letter off but “scholars” is a harder word to spell. Both, however, should be hyphenated so they’re a fucking retard for that.

Schmannity February 9, 2010 at 11:46 am

As W said, “is our children learnin’ in school”

bored with gravity February 9, 2010 at 11:47 am

[re=509911]donner_froh[/re]: Memorial is an affluent area of Houston. Being a former “Memorial housewife,” I can help you out here. Just think well-to-do, stay at home mom, kids in private school, Republican, Junior League type 30-40 year old woman. The stock market crash helped me pull out just in time to save my soul.

hoosiermama February 9, 2010 at 11:47 am

Haha. My husband’s a Nugent fan so I sent him the link to this and this is what he sent back:

Politico reported that Nugent, speaking about hunting to Royal Flush magazine in December, said: “It’s perfect. It’s untouchable on all levels. Unless you’re retarded.”

A request for comment from Palin’s representatives was not answered Thursday.

bored with gravity February 9, 2010 at 11:48 am

[re=509924]Flanders[/re]: I still like “Get a brain, morans” the best.

JMP February 9, 2010 at 11:50 am

[re=509920]SayItWithWookies[/re]: Now, it’s very important that we teach our children blatant lies in school. As a good old-fashioned pagan, I’m trying to get the school board to teach the controversy over whether the seasons are caused by the axial tilt or Demeter’s grieving for Persephone while she’s in Hades.

EdFlinstone February 9, 2010 at 11:51 am

Ted Nugent and Chuck Norris are the Jefferson and Adams of our time. Maybe this end of the world stuff has some merit.

Anonymous Office Zombie February 9, 2010 at 11:53 am

I shudder to imagine the home where those kids are being scholed.

JMP February 9, 2010 at 11:54 am

[re=509933]ManchuCandidate[/re]: But they have a common theme. Granted, “Ah don’ want no n***** as Pres’nit” in’t going to be a long-term idea, but that’s sustaining them for now.

queeraselvis v 2.0 February 9, 2010 at 11:55 am

Oh my god, Juli. This is begging for a Blingee and/or caption contest.

x111e7thst February 9, 2010 at 11:58 am

[re=509940]bored with gravity[/re]: Wow. We have Junior League in NY too. Who knew.

gurukalehuru February 9, 2010 at 11:58 am

Homescholers are morans.

S.Luggo February 9, 2010 at 12:00 pm

The kid is definite “Texas A&M” material.

Flanders February 9, 2010 at 12:01 pm

[re=509938]teebob2000[/re]: I’m sure it was done intentionally, either way.

WhatTheHeck February 9, 2010 at 12:02 pm

All I noticed was the last part of the sign read “…holers.”
Is this some kind of secret Republican call to action?

progressiveinga February 9, 2010 at 12:03 pm

[re=509897]TVarmy[/re]: That’s “homeschol movement”. Retard.

Snarkalicious February 9, 2010 at 12:05 pm

[re=509919]Jumping Jim[/re]: On Obama’s Ownership: Nobody dumps a moldy couch on your lawn at 2:30AM like trailer trash.

Prommie February 9, 2010 at 12:05 pm

[re=509944]JMP[/re]: Now the fun thing is, I was taught in school that winter is indeed caused by demeter’s mourning for persephone, who had to spend 6 months in hades each year because she ate 6 pomegranate pips. So ha! I was also taught old union organizing songs and we were all spoon fed the story of this woman who was the President of the Communist Party of the USA, CPUSA, back in the 30s, she was the most prominent of all communists in Amurrica, and in my public school, she was everywhere, held up to us as an inspirational hero. Helen Keller, I believe was the name.

P Drizzle February 9, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Stupid libtard rules like spelling and logic won’t apply in the post-secession republic of Tejas. They will also outlaw Spanish. Jammacain will then welcome the illegals to their new home in Arizona and make a law allowing em to vote since they’re the only people still retarded enough to elect him.

Prommie February 9, 2010 at 12:06 pm

[re=509961]S.Luggo[/re]: I hope they put him on the bonfire commmittee.

AxmxZ February 9, 2010 at 12:08 pm

[re=509920]SayItWithWookies[/re]: You know, I had gone to two public middle schools in Austin (highschool was private), and my husband was in public highschool in San Antonio. It’s not that the education is bad. The teachers are competent and dedicated, the curriculum is more than adequate, and if you have the drive, you can go as far as you want. My husband got an I.B. at his public high school – I don’t think my private one even offered the option.

So it’s not the school system itself that’s bad. It’s the fucking kids. The kids are mostly retarded.

Larry McAwful February 9, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Ha ha! They forgot the apostrophe in “homescholer’s”!

The Names Jesus February 9, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Hey Jumpin Jim, other than the dingle berries on your asshole exactly what do these people represent?

AxmxZ February 9, 2010 at 12:11 pm

[re=509952]queeraselvis v 2.0[/re]: Where the hell is that dress/bling from, Hot Topic?

WarAndG February 9, 2010 at 12:12 pm

I think he meant:

“Home South Carolina Holers for Perry”

…which is FOX NEWS-speak for we’re folksy.

Buttery1000 February 9, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Morans 4 Palin/Perry

hockeymom February 9, 2010 at 12:19 pm

[re=509977]WarAndG[/re]: Written on their hands. Also.

Jumping Jim February 9, 2010 at 12:24 pm

[re=509933]ManchuCandidate[/re]: Single theme, Obama.

hockeymom February 9, 2010 at 12:25 pm

I notice little Piper in those pictures. She was also in Nashville. Doesn’t she have to go to schol?

Cape Clod February 9, 2010 at 12:25 pm

In “A Canticle for Liebowitz” the survivors in the post-apocalyptic America decide to blame the educated and all written material as the cause of their problems and put them to the flames in an act called “The Great Simplification.” The result of course was a new Dark Age.
Something tells me that these people are capable of the same thing.

Jumping Jim February 9, 2010 at 12:26 pm

[re=509975]The Names Jesus[/re]: Hey Fucktard, they represent people who don’t like you. Ignore them at your own risk.

Guppy06 February 9, 2010 at 12:26 pm

[re=509919]Jumping Jim[/re]: You actually think the kid made his own sign?

S.Luggo February 9, 2010 at 12:27 pm

[re=509919]Jumping Jim[/re]:
“My kid goes to a very good public school and she isn’t very good at spelling either.”

1. So, it’s all your public school’s fault.

2. One reason “Homescholers” give for taking their kid out of the pernicious environs of the public school is the assertion that they can give child a better education. Heh.

3. Mom is the lower right of the photo. She can clearly see her kid’s sign and the misspelling. Mom probably shrieked at her illiterate offspring to hold the sign towards the cameras, rather than the stage. Major fail.

I-man February 9, 2010 at 12:29 pm

This is clearly the work of cockbombing homescholed muslins.

Woodwards Friend February 9, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Actual comment during a message board argument: “I’m not stupid, I went to home school!”

Ducksworthy February 9, 2010 at 12:34 pm

[re=509998]Jumping Jim[/re]: I think “don’t like you” is a little mild. It more like the represent people who are looking forward to your bowels being filled with hot molten lead after Sarah launches all the nukes at once and they get raptured beak to Jeebus.

Ducksworthy February 9, 2010 at 12:37 pm

[re=509997]Cape Clod[/re]: If only we could figure out a way to use them to fuel our IPads this could be avoided.

Sussemilch February 9, 2010 at 12:38 pm

[re=509919]Jumping Jim[/re]: You can take the Republican out of the trailer park, but you can’t take the trailer-park-seeking tornado of sex, drugs, and corruption out of the Republican.

slappypaddy February 9, 2010 at 12:46 pm

“people who believe in the resurrection will believe in anything.”

– ivy compton-burnett

Come here a minute February 9, 2010 at 12:47 pm

2010 Texas Campaign Rally

“Campaign”? Sounds FRENCH.

proudgrampa February 9, 2010 at 12:50 pm

Ah, the dumbing of America proceeds apace.

finallyhappy February 9, 2010 at 12:56 pm

We are bracing for more snow here in suburban Dc(known as Md). We got out briefly to the supermarket(since we had no plows in our neighborhood until last night). thank goodness for Wonkette these past few days- we just got our newspapers for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday this morning- and anyway,the Post is getting too right wing for a person like me who loves our african,muslin, socialist president.

thejesusandmarycheney February 9, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Sarah Palin, October 2008: [i]At a rally on Saturday in California, Sarah Palin offered up a rather jarring argument for supporting the Republican ticket. “There’s a place in Hell reserved for women who don’t support other women,” the Alaska Governor said, claiming she was quoting former Clinton Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.[/i]

Rick Perry’s primary challengers are both women.

Ducksworthy February 9, 2010 at 1:13 pm

[re=510041]finallyhappy[/re]: But then again the Washington Times is showing signs of emerging sanity so maybe there’s balance in the universe.

Extemporanus February 9, 2010 at 1:15 pm

SkoalRebel/ScholeRebble 20l2!

mayor_quimby February 9, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Dear god, those people are serious, they made up their own word combining scholar and schooler. This is the response from my co-worker, which I am too busy to google and verify:

According to the Oxford Home Schooling Website, Home Scholers is proper when refering to children who are home schooled.

Tommmcatt February 9, 2010 at 1:39 pm


There’s an “Oxford Home Schooling” Website? They’re mean the shoes, right?

mookworthjwilson February 9, 2010 at 1:40 pm

[re=510084]mayor_quimby[/re]: It appears it is true, but then maybe it’s just the guy who came up with the spelling for that term that is the true retard around here…

assistant/atlas February 9, 2010 at 1:42 pm

[re=509995]hockeymom[/re]: Actually, I think school’s out for the summer in Alaska right now.

sanantonerose February 9, 2010 at 1:46 pm

[re=509927]Crank Tango[/re]: Homeskoaler. Had one of those in class the other day. He’s spitting into his empty coke bottle while I’m attempting to teach search strategies. Very distracting.

Marilyn February 9, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Ok, that was hilarious. This is best blog ever again, for now.

slappypaddy February 9, 2010 at 1:53 pm

[re=510058]thejesusandmarycheney[/re]: babble spass lays on the stupid with a trowel. the pubtards lap it up, it tastes so comforting. fatty, though.

AxmxZ February 9, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Well, at least this convention has been good for two new “morans”: “homescholer” and “telepalmer”.

comicbookguy February 9, 2010 at 1:56 pm

[re=510095]assistant/atlas[/re]: Homeskoaler is out for the summer, it’s meth cooking season dontchya know? And libruls are intimidated by a woman who knows how to field-dress a boiling flask

Homeskillets for Palin

Cape Clod February 9, 2010 at 1:58 pm

[re=510100]sanantonerose[/re]: Send him home and let him come up with his own search strategies. Give him the word ‘Boob’ and you will probably never see him again.

Advocatus_Diaboli February 9, 2010 at 2:00 pm
tootsieroll February 9, 2010 at 2:03 pm

[re=510084]mayor_quimby[/re]: After a bit of Goggling, this woman uses “Home Scholer” on her personal website to refer to the child being “home schooled”. But wouldn’t you then use “scholar” like you would in other designations such as “Rhodes Scholar” etc?

The National Home education Research Institute uses “homeschoolers” once in a description of the sites resources, but for the most part, the non-grammatically challenged seem to avoid the issue and use terms like “homeschooled students”.

I call bullshit: homescholer is retarded.

Tommmcatt February 9, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Whatever You Are Thinking Right Now, It Counts As Making Fun Of Trig

Thinking of the Chinese Mens Gymnastics team in the shower soaping each other up counts as making fun of Trig Palin?!?!!?

The 20-Teens are gonna be rough.

thejesusandmarycheney February 9, 2010 at 2:24 pm

[re=510134]Tommmcatt[/re]: Chinese = “mongoloid” = HATE CRIME

Jumping Jim February 9, 2010 at 2:26 pm

[re=510003]S.Luggo[/re]: Not the schools fault. Some people just can’t spell.

comicbookguy February 9, 2010 at 2:35 pm

[re=510132]tootsieroll[/re]: Judging from my religious nut sister’s home-schooled kids in small town Virginia, the proper spelling of “homescholers” is actually “Obama kills babies”

mayor_quimby February 9, 2010 at 2:37 pm

[re=510132]tootsieroll[/re]: Oh, it’s retarded alright!
Let me follow the swirl of knowledge down the crapper:
1 I am smart enough to school my own kids.
2 I can spell words however I want and just declare it correct because….
3 Keep the gubmint outta my booklernin’!!
4 Now I want my retard kids to have access to public school sports. Discrimination!

montresor February 9, 2010 at 2:43 pm

So between this hooey and the winter storms that are originating, didja notice, in Texas, is it too late to give Texas back to the Aztecs? Or at least the Conquistadors?

Tommmcatt February 9, 2010 at 2:48 pm


Oh my god, you have me there. Mea Culpa Saint Sarah!

binarian February 9, 2010 at 3:36 pm

[re=510023]Sussemilch[/re]: Jim had a couple of valid things to say, however much of a Republi-troll he or she may turn out to be. However, I don’t see the the Party of No fracturing anytime soon, as long as they have some shared xenophobic issue to unite them.

steverino247 February 9, 2010 at 3:36 pm

[re=509970]AxmxZ[/re]: The kids in Texas aren’t retarded, they’re Baptists. They think their shit don’t stink and Texas is the best place on Earth. They’re ignorant and proud of it. Imagine the utter foolishness of a person with a high school diploma from a rural Texas high school trying to match wits with anybody on this site, yet it happens.

Aquannissiwamissoo February 9, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Schole’s out for sumer
Schole’s out fourever
Schole’s been blone to peeces.

Aquannissiwamissoo February 9, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Jim doesn’t have a job and haz a sad cuz he kant spel.

liquiddaddy February 9, 2010 at 4:26 pm

I am reminded that we execute the retarded here in Texas. One would think that more Texans would have moved to Oklahoma where they would be regarded as geniuses.

trondant February 9, 2010 at 4:26 pm

[re=510242]steverino247[/re]: Same fucking thing.

RobPetrified February 9, 2010 at 4:30 pm

HURRAY for homeholers!
Because The Family that sleeps (hehe) together votes tea bag ALL THE WAY!
Heil Perry.

RobPetrified February 9, 2010 at 4:34 pm

I’m wearing a pair of tight fitting LEVI’S stretched across my ass right now.
But I voted for Obama.
Will Sarah Palin shoot me?

Tommmcatt February 9, 2010 at 4:51 pm


In a year or so you’ll probably be able to afford the real thing. Not sure it’ll still be as tight, though….

Flanders February 9, 2010 at 5:51 pm

[re=510060]Extemporanus[/re]: I like you more every day.

Veritas78 February 9, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Hey! That’s Trisomy G. Palin to you, bub. Only his closest relatives can call him Trig, and only they can carry him like a football with legs to book-signins and such as. Until he’s no longer cute, then he gets passed off.

That poor kid — never had a chance. She named him after his disability. That is all.

foulmouthed mrscreant February 9, 2010 at 7:16 pm

[re=510402]Veritas78[/re]: He’s already been passed off. Piper is the the fave again now, at least for teabaggers and Texas. $arah knows how it goes, as fucking retarded (satire) as she is.

Smoke Filled Roommate February 9, 2010 at 8:51 pm

I am a Scholer. At home.

Pandy February 9, 2010 at 9:12 pm

[re=509886]Dashboard_Buddha[/re]: I hate to admit this but that “event” took place in my hometown…..the rest of us can spell.

AddHomonym February 9, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Re: [re=509998]Jumping Jim[/re]: Yes fucktard! What will you say when Republicans control the agenda in Congress and we can’t accomplish any of our progressive goals?!?!?! What will you say then, eh? What good will your mockery be then, henng, HENNGGHH!!

tealwomin February 10, 2010 at 12:17 am

she like a re-retard…recycling the same smelly sh!t

all the work done to get Obama in office must be doubled – in order that she is kept far-far away from the WH.

Home-Scholer can help too also

ez February 10, 2010 at 1:32 am

Home-skoaler: Dips and spits inside the house.

Extemporanus February 10, 2010 at 2:36 am

[re=510384]Flanders[/re]: A mistake common to many a homoscholer, though appreciated nonetheless.

leaveskoalrebelalone February 11, 2010 at 5:25 am

[re=509911]donner_froh[/re]: memorial = upscale uptight neighborhood in houston

zhubajie February 14, 2010 at 6:41 am

The best thing about born-again home-schooling is that the kids are likely to rebel in a serious way when they grow up. They are the next generation of lefty atheists. Unfortunately, the children of the present generation of lefties are likely to get born-again. The cycle will continue eternally.

zhubajie February 14, 2010 at 6:53 am

[re=510090]Tommmcatt[/re]: Probably Oxford, MS, not Oxford, UK.

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