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Ha ha, 57 states! Obama sure did misspeak that one time! Today’s protesters had a nickname for Barney Frank! “Just after Frank rounded a corner to leave the building, an older protester yelled ‘Barney, you faggot.’ The surrounding crowd of protesters then erupted in laughter.” What else? Ah, yes: famous black civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis is black. They had a nickname for him, too! [TPM, The Hill, photo via Wonkette fat gun nut operative "Matthew"]

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210 comments

  1. Marxist-Leninist Papist

    Gay bashing and race baiting. How bloody classy. The conservatards have quite the imagination.

  2. gurukalehuru

    No, a Browning can’t. You can use a gun to break the law, you can’t use a gun to overturn a law. Stupid fuck.

  3. Texan Bulldoggette

    I think this falls into the ‘dog bites man’ or ‘priest has sex with alter boy/girl’ category.

  4. Lucidamente

    They were just trying to make John Lewis nostalgic for all the good times he had crossing that lil’ ol’ bridge in Selma.

  5. Chernobyl Soup

    The guy in the flag shirt is obviously way more patrotic than me. I really need to work on my love of country by improving my fashion sense.

  6. Marxist-Leninist Papist

    [re=534774]gurukalehuru[/re]: Yes you can. Its called revolution. But you see, these lazy, obese, morons don’t have the guts or the brains to carry out one, so that is why they are not only stupid fucks, but cowardly,stupid fucks.
    Beside, if they did dare to cross the line to insurrection, they would probably be blown away by the hyper powerful military machine they have been the hysteric cheerleaders for so many years. Hey, maybe they could learn something from the experience, you know, like basic empathy for the other. Hippie commie shit like that.

  7. imissopus

    What can Brown(ing) do for you?

    Some of the comments at The Hill are awesome: well of course in any crowd there’s going to be some idiots, it’s just a few bad apples, the Dems used to call Bushie names, etc. etc.

  8. Jukesgrrl

    I thought HCR stood for Hateful Cracker Retards. I would think these guys would be all fer it.

  9. priceofrice

    Ha Ha Ha. It seems as though these fuckers have jumped the shark. I’d really love a bit of video of these clowns.

  10. BigDupa

    Did the Secret Service take down fat fuck on the right? I’m sure his excuse would be, “your honor, I’ve never been touched by a woman and all my sperm has backed up into my brain rendering me useless. By the way, have you seen my ass? It seems to be missing.”

  11. Mad Brahms

    Because Obama’s tired slip of the tongue (it’s quite obvious from context he meant “forty”) shows such ignorance, especially compared with such geographic luminaries as Sarah “Capital of Africa” Palin

  12. Neilist

    Actually, that’s not picture/outline of any Browning semi-auto pistol of which I am aware.

    Looks more like an S&W 4006, or even a Colt 1911A1. Not the classic Browning Hi Power or FN.

    (I know you people were dying for that information. Dying.)

  13. iwillsavethispatient

    [re=534784]Marxist-Leninist Papist[/re]: As the Manic Street Preachers once sang, “If God made man the same, Sam Colt made him equal”. Although, obviously if you’re trying to overthrow the only ever nuclear power to have detonated a nuclear device in anger, you’re better off just shouting racial epithets instead. Makes the 2nd Amendment pretty ridiculous really. Idiots.

    [re=534791]gurukalehuru[/re]: They’re obviously confused, they’re thinking of Theresa Heinz Kerry and her 57 varieties.

  14. southern mark smith

    Does Flaggy McRetard understand that there are, in fact, 57 state-like entities that vote in the Democratic primaries? And that that was what Barry was referring to?

    I thought not. He probably doesn’t understand much.

  15. Bearbloke

    Good sunday morning Wonkette!

    The Int’l noozfeedz say that today n00Bama prayed to his heathen Muslin Kenyan socialist god Allahu, and sent an earthquake to Gitmo to free his terrerist pals just in time to force the congress to vote ¡SÍ! on his KILLTHEWHITEPEOPLE-DEATHPANEL Bankrupt-America-with-free-mandatory-gay-french-illigeal-alien-abortions-mark-of-the-beast-law….

    Has RedState or WorldNetDaily been able to confirm this yet?

  16. Chernobyl Soup

    Holy shit the CNN just covered the teabagging name throwing in pretty good detail. They were like “did they really call Lewis the n word?”. Hopefully this story’s got legs so people can see what these protests are really about.

  17. DustBowlBlues

    [re=534782]Lono65[/re]: Would someone please post the link to whatever threat involved Lithuania engineers and penises. Somehow, I missed that and feel very much in the dark. Or in the snow.

    With luck, the Republics will only have 40 votes in the senate next week. Spooky Doktor Tom assumes he’s to be raptured up any minute, so perhaps the lord will deliver from SDT’s evil. Or satan can have him. It’s all the same with me.

  18. JeffGoldblum

    Barry should impose martial law in DC until the vote goes through, and get a fleet of black helicopters to fly around with spotlights and loudspeakers blaring Stalin speeches. You know, for fun.

  19. thesheriffisnear

    [re=534803]southern mark smith[/re]: I’ll bet he “understands” the buffet spread at Golden Corral.

  20. Chernobyl Soup

    [re=534805]Bearbloke[/re]: Since it’s already tomorrow where you are, will you tell us how the vote went so we won’t have to wait 22-23 more hours?

  21. ManchuCandidate

    Those two fatties Tweedle dee and Duh got no asses. The Free Market should do something about that.

  22. Bearbloke

    [re=534811]Chernobyl Soup[/re]: And violate the Prime Temporal Directive? And I suppose you’d like to know what day next week you’ll get hit by that…. never mind – I’ve said to much already…

  23. Boojum

    [re=534803]southern mark smith[/re]: That is what is so very, very sad about the tea baggers. They think that they are really showing Obamuslin up for being ignorant of their beloved Real Amurika, but don’t even know that there really are 57 states and territories.

    Fuck it. USA! USA!

  24. NJB

    The teabaggers will have a revolution as soon as they spend some time on a treadmill and cut out the corn-dogs.

  25. southern mark smith

    [re=534810]thesheriffisnear[/re]: Ha! And the free popcorn at the local Ace Hardware. But those are the exceptions.

    Do you figure him for an RVer, or an anti-government EBT recipient? Even odds. Either way, he’s probably pissed that all those evil Native Americans who steal all his monies in the slot machines don’t have to pay taxes on their winnings. The ONE case where teabaggers demand higher taxes.

  26. JeffGoldblum

    [re=534803]southern mark smith[/re]: The REAL question is, ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL???????

  27. MzNicky

    [re=534806]Chernobyl Soup[/re]: Sadly, down here in my red neck o’ the woods, folks’d just shrug their sloping shoulders and say, “Yay-uh, wayell, so whut, ‘at’s what they are, ain’t they?”

  28. DustBowlBlues

    [re=534818]NJB[/re]: I think the Teabaggers will be more likely to have a revolution when they can do it while their asses are planted on the frito-stained sofa in their paneled basement rec rooms.

  29. Smoke Filled Roommate

    I’ll bet a favorite teabagger joke is “Why are lawn sprinklers racist?”.

  30. King of the Dipshits

    Jesus… Fucking… Christ! The ignorant bigoted teatards are stating to seem less charming. I used to live in Lewis’ district and the fact that he is no longer be my Congressman is the only thing I miss about living in Georgia.

    I can’t even begin to wrap my mind around how people who are this fucked up are produced. I guess when you are ideologically opposed to human empathy, scientific knowledge, and reason then all that is available to you is hate, ignorance, and insanity.

  31. trondant

    [re=534827]King of the Dipshits[/re]: $5 says it was Clarence Thomas yelling racial epithets at Lewis.

  32. Marxist-Leninist Papist

    [re=534827]King of the Dipshits[/re]: You forgot their God given ability to horde en masse on the command of Fox anyplace in the Union, ex-Confederate or not. Or at least produce the media simulcrum that they can horde and play righteous mob of citizens anytime, anywhere. The Left since the 60′s, 70′s has lost that super power.

  33. Johnny Zhivago

    “Yee-haw, there, Willis, that there obil-isk down yonder it looks just like a penis”

  34. Chernobyl Soup

    I actually just reviewed the tape. That wasn’t a teabagger yelling, it was Jane Hamsher.

  35. Whiskeybaby

    The sign on the left is about 98% less offensive, violent and racist than is mandatory for teabagger rallies, which leads me to believe the other side of the sign is just the word N****R scrawled in feces or something.

  36. Oldskool

    Pics like this make me miss the Black Panthers. They’d be perfect standing beside Bubba and Bubba-Bob.

  37. King of the Dipshits

    [re=534830]trondant[/re]: Good call. He is sort of the pinnacle of people I can’t understanding.

  38. southern mark smith

    [re=534836]Whiskeybaby[/re]: Of course, we’re looking at the stick/tape side of the sign. Xenu only knows what’s written on the SIGN side of the sign.

  39. Chernobyl Soup

    [re=534832]Johnny Zhivago[/re]: No way. Obelisk is three sylables and kind of foreigny. He said tall pointy thing.

  40. southern mark smith

    [re=534828]Bearbloke[/re]: I figured something like that must be true (and my across-the-street neighbor is an Aussie, and he keeps me apprised of these things), but this being AMURIKKKA, only one interpretation is possible.

    But–get this–he’s never heard of NICK FUCKING CAVE!

  41. DustBowlBlues

    [re=534820]Naked Bunny with a Whip[/re]: Thanks. Now that I know, I wish I hadn’t asked.

  42. PabaBritannica

    But…these are the AMERICAN PEOPLE. These people! The REAL American people! I mean, do you REALLY think the founding fathers wanted blacks, illegals, and homogays to be citizens? Such things didn’t exist back then!

  43. Lionel Hutz Esq.

    So, how big was the Turnout for Bachmann Mania ’10? I can’t tell from FOX News, as it looks like they are just running re-purposed footage from Nuremberg.

  44. boy_howdy

    [re=534803]southern mark smith[/re]: The way I heard it, there are 57 Islamic states in the UN. (Or maybe not, but that’s what the spam says.) So when Barry mentioned them in a speech, it wasn’t just jet lag. It was a Freudian slip! We got him now!!!1!

    Basically it’s wingnut code for “Muslin Preznit.”

  45. Capitol Hillbilly

    I have to admit I told one guy who was holding a poster of Obama w/ a Hitler moustache to suck my dick. I thought he was going to cry. Freedom fighters, don’t think so.

  46. Rosemaryrules

    [re=534851]Capitol Hillbilly[/re]: I would have sucked your dick. That would have made them really mad.

  47. Words

    ABC just said some teabagger spit on a democratic house member trying to leave his office. Ah, American Democracy in action. I cry for my country.

  48. Bearbloke

    [re=534842]southern mark smith[/re]: He’s an ‘Avatar’ Aussie! And prob a bloody banana bender at that!

    I liked The Birthday party, and The Angels and even Candy Harlot, but check the films in his swag bag – ask ‘Bad Boy Bubby’ if he’s got a copy of The Castle or Eternity or anything from Jodie Moore, but DON’T participate in any kind of reenactment from Chopper or Mr. Reliable with him!

  49. CParkette

    I’d have thought these “Patriots” would have a little more respect for the flag…i guess their pocket copies of the CON-STI-TUSHEN doesn’t include a copy of the US Flag Code (http://www.usflag.org/uscode36.html#176) – Section 176, Respect for the flag: “The flag should never be used as wearing apparel”

  50. southern mark smith

    [re=534850]boy_howdy[/re]: As forensic psychologists are so fond of saying, “the Superego always leaves a clue”. Now we know Barry’s true intentions.

    btw, 57 is PRETTY DARNED CLOSE TO 47. COINCIDENCE?

  51. Twinkletoes

    I walked around the teabagger protest today with my dog, she pooped in the middle of their parade. On the nature of the crowd – my dog had the brownest face in there, but not the ugliest. She also raised the average IQ in the crowd until she sniffed a few butts and headed out.

  52. Neilist

    [re=534839]sati demise[/re]: Well, more simply pointing out that the typical Teabagger couldn’t afford a real Browning, what with the prices those Brussels-based bastards charge nowadays.

    Bloody Flemards or Wallroons or whatever they call themselves. Overpriced handguns and overly ornate waffles, the lot of them.

    Although the FN P90 is kinda cool. Even though the only people who buy them are the FX guys for the Stargate TV series.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FN_P90

  53. Marxist-Leninist Papist

    O St.Madame Guillotine, pray for us who bear forward the cause of freedom,equality, and fraternity to all that we may be hold steadfast to our holy cause and chase before us our enemies. And keep those specific two far,far away from any real Brownings. Mostly for their own loser sake

    Through all the ages of the age, Amen

  54. Rosemaryrules

    I find myself wondering….. how many generations of in-breeding did it take to produce those two?

  55. Marxist-Leninist Papist

    [re=534868]Rosemaryrules[/re]: Too many. And they think the left is full of perverts.

  56. user-of-owls

    [re=534868]Rosemaryrules[/re]: Well, they lost a few before they figured out that intra-species sex was a prerequisite for human birth. That set them back a bit.

  57. user-of-owls

    [re=534865]Neilist[/re]: Oh you knucklehead. Obviously our billowing pants friend was referring to the fact that a Browning is essential to any sauce that relies on a deglazing for its success. Which may, in turn, account for the (Heinz) 57 reference his long-term partner is waving about.

  58. Blender

    How DARE these GOP hacks disrespect the troops in the middle of the esteemed member from Guam’s (Guam?) proposal. USA! USA! USA!

  59. Hooray For Anything

    Sadly, I think this is a good illustration of why the left has problems getting anybody to pay attention to them whenever they have a big protest/rally because there’s not enough people at the rally holding up signs making vague threats about gun-related violence and subtle and not so subtle racist comments. Huge paper mache puppets, yoga sit-ins, veggie organic burrito food stands, and constant repetitive chants about freeing Mumia doesn’t have the same amount of oomph.

  60. weejee

    [re=534857]CParkette[/re]: Many moons back, shortly after gradjuating, the DAR (Dykes of the American Revolution) went to the County Assessor’s office where I went to college. The DAR membership was fussed because sometimes them damn pinko demrats in the college town Assessor’s Office would miss running the flag up or down at the right times and in the proper manor. So Mrs. Cuthbert Smyth-Jones, Mrs. Reginald Hamptonshire, and Mrs. Pierce O. Plymouthrock knocked on the Assessor’s Office door to show these libtard sinners the propers of flag etiquette.

    Senior staffer Jenny, the most condescending and patronizing sincere and attentive of the bolshevik property confiscators Assessor’s staff went with the three lineage-endowed Mistresses to learn how to properly show flag respect. They taught her folding and unfolding, to be solemn in the rate at which one runs the flag up and down the pole, and even that one is to run the flag all the way up and then bring it down with half-staff is the order of the day. Ms. Jenny nodded and ‘yes mammed’ at each and all of the right times. Finally it got to the big moment and the DARettes were going to actually run the flag up thw poll. And so they did.

    Guess what? While our our dear Ms. Jenny looked up in solemn wonder the three over-pretentious cunts from the DAR ran the fucking flag to the top pole upside down. In this case, the most appropriate international symbol for distress.

  61. Gramps

    Damn…latest news “Deem and pass” is out… it’s gonna be an up ‘er down, vote…

    Pickle!

    That’s gonna shoot down, Mark Levin and Landmark Legal’s prepared suit of the Democrat ploy used by the GOP more than twenty times, during the Bush administration, shot down…!

    Beejeebus…what the hell do we do now…

    Punt?

  62. Gramps

    Damn…latest news “Deem and pass” is out… it’s gonna be an up ‘er down, vote…

    Pickle!

    That’s gonna shoot down, Mark Levin and Landmark Legal’s prepared suit of the Democrat ploy used by the GOP more than twenty times, during the Bush administration, shot down…!

    Beejeebus…what the hell do we do now…
    Punt?

  63. Marxist-Leninist Papist

    [re=534873]Hooray For Anything[/re]: I think its sadly true the old saw that the conservatives just want state power and the symbolic phallic jouissance thereof much more than your average lefty. Being a more self-critical creature of this world has its definite disadvantages. “And the dunces shall inherit the kingdom, and the violent take it away”.

  64. bitchincamaro

    [re=534873]Hooray For Anything[/re]: Fox just reported the failure of the T-baggers to completely encircle the Capitol building. The anchor wept tears of blood.

  65. Oldskool

    [re=534865]Neilist[/re]: ‘Baggers are an old demographic and thanks to our safety net system geared toward them, they can afford Brownings out the wazoo. But gawd forbid anyone else should have a safety net like theirs.

  66. weejee

    [re=534879]Oldskool[/re]: Do they use 57 Sauce for browning their wingnuts before teabagging?

  67. Hooray For Anything

    [re=534878]bitchincamaro[/re]: Did Fox even cover the ugliness at the protest or did they just say some ACORN agitators threw on American Flag cowboy shirts and Jimmy Johnson NASCAR t-shirts to pretend they were the baggers and hurl the insults in order to hurt their cause?

  68. mumblyjoe

    [re=534873]Hooray For Anything[/re]: To be fair, though, isn’t a repetitive chant about freeing Mumia pretty much the same thing as a vague threat about gun-related violence? Because I had always assumed.

  69. Blender

    Ha. The teabaggers are getting recognition (and respect, from the GOP side) on the floor. Whoops, Sheila Lee is into cold hard bitchslap mode on them. Yay!

  70. bitchincamaro

    [re=534881]Hooray For Anything[/re]: Do not assume I have a higher tolerance for self-abuse than I actually do.

    Jeezus. I typed “self-abuse”. You know what I mean.

  71. El Pinche

    After this vote, the teabaggers will be thrown away like an oozing shit covered used butt plug.

    “And may the Lord strike type 3 diahbeetus upon thine fat arse with great vengeance and furious anger.” – Pinche:69

  72. Marxist-Leninist Papist

    [re=534888]El Pinche[/re]: I don’t think so…there is too much bile and spleen fueled momentum going with them. They have a simple(minded) message that is highly salable to a population brainwashed by the Regan Revolution. And I don’t see the left reclaiming the streets so to speak, because frankly, Obama and the Democrats are and are going to remain uninspiring centrists when it comes to actual policies. “The Great Libertarian Leap Forward” and “The Second American Revolution against Socialist Tyranny” sound much sexier then fighting Bush’s wars (and covertly, a couple more) and a modest reform of the private healthcare market. God Bless the vote tomorrow, but don’t expect the Tea-bigots to roll over and die in shame. They are going to multiply, multiply like flies.

  73. Hooray For Anything

    [re=534882]mumblyjoe[/re]: Fair point, although it’s more like contracting out somebody to do the violence. How about constant repetitive chanting about the importance of people being united then? That one never gets old.

    [re=534886]bitchincamaro[/re]: Yet just switching to Fox for more than a second or two is an act of bravery far beyond my grasp.

    Is anyone else checking HuffPo or TPM every fifteen minutes to see if there’s official confirmation of 260 votes? Supposedly they have it but no sites are reporting that they do and the sites are still saying they’re short. I’m worried that when the Dems say “they have it” they have it like when you trash talk while playing basketball and say it right before your three pointer clangs around the rim and pops out of the net. Oh, what a laugh it will be if they vote tomorrow and only have 259

  74. hoosiermama

    [re=534888]El Pinche[/re]: Teabaggers might actually have to become real Paultards, then.

  75. hoosiermama

    [re=534889]imissopus[/re]: Thanks for that — it’s frightening that they turned on this guy like they didn’t even see a human being.

    RE: shortening links — Our Wonkette is good about not breaking long links, but you can go to tinyurl.com and it’s pretty self-explanatory. Sorry if you already knew that and I misunderstood.

  76. hoosiermama

    [re=534892]Hooray For Anything[/re]: I haven’t, but my brain is still hurting from the House Rules Cmte. thingy earlier. If I hadn’t watched I would think this thing is in the bag, tho’

  77. DustBowlBlues

    [re=534857]CParkette[/re]: In the 60s, they wanted to throw us into the pen for turning flags into apparel.

    Here’s a clue to wavering Democrats: You can never be on the wrong side of history if you vote against the south. Check it out: from the Declaration of Independence to the Deficit Reduction Act, side trip through loose confederation vs. strong union, civil rights, Medicare, etc. The south is always, always, always wrong.

    I’m going to try to watch Glenn Beck. How long will I last? I’ve never watched him before. I . . .

    Fuck! This guy is doing a John Stewart imitation

  78. ella

    Were there any teabaggers with signs saying America, Love It Or Leave It like wingnuts of old? Nah, I didn’t think so.

  79. DustBowlBlues

    [re=534873]Hooray For Anything[/re]: I think the worst thing about leftist demonstrations is he insistence on live music. The stringy haired old hippies singing shit that was bad when it was new–and they were young–is painful. This is something I cannot say among my leftist friends, because they always say, “But I like the music” which is why we lose.

  80. DustBowlBlues

    How did IFC know that tonight would be the perfect night for a showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”? It’s more sane than the Teabaggers.

  81. Red Zeppelin

    From the looks of them, their choice of beverage runs more to Big Gulps of Mountain Dew and 12-packs of Bud than anything as healthful as tea. Also, why is it that the teabaggers look to be exactly the sort of people who would benefit most from HCR? I mean those two guys between them probably have half a dozen pre-existing conditions, in addition to retardation.

  82. Katydid

    Some fuckwad Repuke from Texas is reading a letter from the Texas Medical Association, which opposes the bill, and the reasons they oppose it are numerous, all based on what benefits the doctors. The TMA claims to speak for their 25 millions patients. Ya. They want more money and to protect the Texas medical lawsuit bullshit, and they don’t want to pay for anyone else’s healthcare.

    Oh fuck me, Gingrey is up. Time to start drinking.

  83. Katydid

    [re=534901]DustBowlBlues[/re]: DON’T DO IT DUST BOWL!!! IT’S NOT WORTH IT! COME TOWARD THE LIGHT!

    Oh, God, I hope we didn’t lose her. I liked her.

  84. user-of-owls

    Isn’t it supposed to be Hillary Rodham Clinton, not Hillary Clinton Rodham? Can’t imagine how badly one of our late warblog targets (help me out, the Rumproast victims? Our Tampons, Ouselves? The Yeastie Girls?) will get het up over us using HCR in place of HRC.

  85. Katydid

    I was checking Wonkette while I was putting my packages in the car earlier. When I read this story and the linked stories in the s parking lot, I got so angry and upset I couldn’t drive for awhile. I literally started shaking with rage.

    I made the mistake of glancing at the comments at The Hill story, but I had to stop. Lewis, Carson, and Cleaver were at fault? They were race-baiting? Yeah, well, they had no business being born black in Murikka.

    Oh, Jesus Christ on a goddammed teabagger. Gingrey is going on about how he finds it “highly insulting – HIGHLY INSULTING!!!” that a Dem supposedly called the teabaggers teabaggers. Poor baby. Why doesn’t he slit his throat and then he won’t have to hear about it anymore?

    I’m sorry for ranting, but I’m feeling really, really stabby tonight.

  86. Mr Blifil

    Whatever needs to be done to prevent their waste bands from succumbing to the urge of gravity, I hope the technology is near at hand.

  87. MzNicky

    [re=534873]Hooray For Anything[/re]: This is true. But we shall overcome, because eventually, we always do. Sometimes it just takes a while.

  88. WickedWitch

    [re=534851]Capitol Hillbilly[/re]: Hahahahahahahhaaha. Best thing I’ve read all day.

  89. WickedWitch

    [re=534885]Blender[/re]: Yay for Sheila! Maybe Anthony W. will come up after her and continue the bitch-slapping from Friday.

  90. GeneralLerong

    [re=534911]Katydid[/re]: Thanks for posting that. I myself am getting damned tired of having that bite-the-head-offa-lizard feeling every other day, it seems. The fillings in my molars are about ground down to powder.

    Console yourself by contemplating that at least you don’t have your state wildlife management gunning down the actual wildlife from helicopters, like we do here in Oklahoma North.

    Not to mention that tramp Palin.

  91. Katydid

    [re=534911]Katydid[/re]: I don’t know why I’m still so mad; I know people resort to that shit when they’ve got nothing left, and they’re just having a tantrum, and trying to take down someone better than them. Nothing made me realize the bill will pass as much as those asswipes resorting to those comments, and the one at Barney Frank.

    Good, CNN, Yahoo News, the Boston Globe, a lot of sites and hopefully newspapers, including the Miami Herald now picked up the story, with more details on what Lewis said to those motherfuckers before they went crazy on the four representatives.

    I’m done. Sorry.

  92. AnglRdr

    Me watching CSPAN on a Saturday night, and being interested in it, is a sign my youth has long since flown the coop.

    However, a Mr. Congressman Phil Gingrey (R-GA) is making me want to binge drink. So maybe my youth isn’t that far gone.

  93. bolton'

    [re=534892]Hooray For Anything[/re]: They only need 216, thank god. I’ve been refreshing every 10 seconds hoping for someone to flip!

  94. MzNicky

    [re=534905]DustBowlBlues[/re]: Yeah, if it’s pre-electric-Dylan folksy shit, that’s true. Why don’t they ever get down w/ Hendrix-style national anthem, Crosby Stills Nash &/or Young goddam angry ROCK, or at least some Tull or Traffic? Where’s fucking Eric Clapton when you really need him? Or “Time Has Come Today!”/Chambers Bros.?! Sweet Jeezus, that old stuff was good enough to end the fucking Vietnam war, and this is WAR, baby! Speaking of which: Whatever happened to Edwin Starr? Wait, where was I going with this? I don’t know anymore. I just want my cancer-riddled spouse to not end his days in hellish pain and bankruptcy. Is that so wrong?

  95. MzNicky

    [re=534911]Katydid[/re]: Do not ever apologize, sister. We have nothing to apologize for. They’re the shitbags. Nevah 4git.

  96. foulmouthed mrscreant

    [re=534927]MzNicky[/re]: Just brought me to tears. Not wrong at all. Now, I think I’ll drink more and scream into my pillow.

  97. Oldskool

    CNN is saying Bill Clinton is making calls tonight to get it passed too. This is kind of exciting here on the eve of something big, teabaggers and Republikans nowithstanding. The tension reminds me of my puppyhood when civil rights and Medicare were underway and adults around me seemed to be losing their shit. Old, yep, but I’ve seen a second great president. The first at age six when my mom and grandmom dragged me and my older brother to the local airport to see a nice young Irish boy campaigning his ass off.

  98. slavojzizek

    Ah, Barney Frank! I’m not much of a fan, but thanks for reminding me of my favorite moment of this whole terrible health care debate–’arguing with you is like arguing with a table’. Good times.

  99. hoosiermama

    Oh my gosh, these olds in the House Rules Committee have been at this for 12 hours — I just hope they had a nap and a nice tuna sandwich somewhere in there.

  100. Come here a minute

    Lewis became nationally known during his prominent role in the Selma to Montgomery marches. During the first march police attacked the peaceful demonstrators and beat Lewis mercilessly in public, leaving head wounds that are still visible today.

  101. BeWoot

    [re=534908]Katydid[/re]: Texas, among a few other states, actually has a “tort reform” law on the books already, but somehow the AMA’s blood brothers in the insurance industry never got around to any significant reduction in malpractice insurance premiums.

  102. Katydid

    [re=534927]MzNicky[/re]: Thank you and oh my goodness. I don’t know where you live, but I do hope you have access to some good pain management doctors, ones who will prescribe effective drugs for people in real pain. It’s gotten much better in parts of the Northeast, at least, to get real help, in the last 10 years.

  103. Marxist-Leninist Papist

    [re=534937]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: Amen, Amen, can I get an Amen, comrades ? Amen in name of commie, peacenik Jesus. Verily, we shall be all uppity homo negros on the morrow..our day of triumph !

  104. Deelzebub

    [re=534808]JeffGoldblum[/re]: Barry should impose martial law in DC until the vote goes through, and get a fleet of black helicopters to fly around with spotlights and loudspeakers blaring Stalin speeches. You know, for fun.

    Holy shit, WIN! I think evil Narnia Snow Queen Palin and her minions’ heads would explode if he did that!

  105. Katydid

    [re=534936]BeWoot[/re]: I know, but I refuse to call it that, because it’s 100% bullshit and, at most, lowers medical costs something like .5%. Repukes only want it for 2 reasons: it’s pro-corporate, it’s anti-little guy, and they think it’ll deprive Dems of lawyers’ support.

    Three reasons. The three reasons are…hell, no one expects the Texas Inquisition. Except we do.

  106. Mad Brahms

    I just want to step back for a moment and try to see all this in perspective, in simplest terms. The absolute worst caricature of this plan is that it is an initiative to give basic medical care to everyone, for free. This isn’t accurate, but let’s roll with it.

    The government wants to give all its citizens healthcare for free. This, therefore, represents not only full-on communism, but also the demise of the republic itself, to such an extent that people are actually talking about armed resistance, and about overthrowing the current government.

    Thinking of all the controversial things that have happened in this country in the past, in administrations of all stripes, and putting this in comparison, I’m just… floored, really. It makes you appreciate the absurdity of the universe we live in.

  107. MzNicky

    [re=534934]Hooray For Anything[/re]: This was the largely-unacknowledged 7th(?) anniversary of the beginning of the war in Iraq. Even here in Knoxpatch, TN, Redneckistan, the stalwart hardcore antiwar commies were at it, at a major suburban thoroughfare intersection, in the beautiful sunlight of the first day of spring. God love their souls, and I should have been there with them, as I have in the past. Talk about getting spit upon. Same as it ever was, around here, as always.

  108. Katydid

    [re=534935]Come here a minute[/re]: I think I got so crazy because they went after John Lewis in particular. I would have gotten upset no matter what, but the idea that after what Lewis has done for this country, has endured, when I think about what kind of person he must be to have walked across that bridge in Selma, to have marched time and time again, no matter how many times he was beaten horribly, to keep going on after 1968, I just don’t think I would have that kind of courage and conviction.

    And how classy is he? Look how he responded; not with rage, like me, or even anger. Just with sadness, and some sort of understanding. “They were shouting, sort of harassing,” Lewis said. “But, it’s OK, I’ve faced this before. It reminded me of the ’60s. It was a lot of downright hate and anger and people being downright mean.”

    I was a bit crazed during the election when Lewis said the truth about how McCain and Palin were “sowing the seeds of hatred and division,” like the segregationists such as George Wallace had, and people went nuts like Lewis said something wrong. Lewis had to back off, but Palin never had to change her rhetoric.

    [re=534922]GeneralLerong[/re]: My dentist recently told me I grind my teeth, and I denied it, and he said I must do it in my sleep, and he wants to give me some kind of guard. Thanks, baggers.

    Oh, Jesus fuck, Louie Gohmert just said his heart breaks for the business people who love their employees. EAT ME LOUIE!!! My dog craps bloody diarrhea that is more sincere than Louie Gohmert.

  109. MzNicky

    [re=534938]Katydid[/re]: Yah, we’re ok. Didn’t mean to get all drama-queenish. Thank Christ, or whatever, for COBRA, or we’d be truly fucked.

  110. Katydid

    [re=534942]Mad Brahms[/re]: I think you’re overthinking this.

    In its simplest terms, a black Democrat with a foreign-sounding name is president. Therefore, they must overthrow the government. The end.

  111. Marxist-Leninist Papist

    [re=534942]Mad Brahms[/re]: The thing is, people are rightly disgruntled with their government, but they lash out at the wrong people for the wrong reasons in order to fill the huge abyss of hatred and disgust they have towards the status quo. Instead of targeting the actual motherfuckers that run this county, the bloody plutocracy, they lash out (at the suggestion of said plutocrats) against their dystopian fantasy world of the coming American brand of Stalinism.

    And people are deeply board with life. Enervated with ennui at living as overfed slaves in the society of the spectacle. Unless their is (new) wars abroad to be fought, their going to get antsy and start confusing their wish fulfillments with threats to violence. God-willing, the threats alone will get the demons out of their system, but one never knows…

  112. southern mark smith

    [re=534855]Bearbloke[/re]: But he’ll never know Euchrid Eucrow. Doesn’t matter what I tell him.

    Ah read her diary on her sheets
    Scrutinizin every lil piece of dirt
    Tore out a page’n’stufft it inside my shirt
    Fled outa the window,
    And shinning it down the vine
    Outa her nightmare, and back into mine

    Birthday Party TOTALLY RULED

    Perhaps we can join that XTC cover band, and do some Nick in between.

  113. DustBowlBlues

    [re=534892]Hooray For Anything[/re]: “Oh, what a laugh it will be if they vote tomorrow and only have 259″

    That’s the point it will be time for Democrats to start showing up at rallies and holding posters with not-clever word play about guns and slogans like, “Unarmed. This time.” It will be time to spit at Democratic congress people who vote no, to scream ” cocksucker” at them, to follow them to their offices screaming taunts like, “Just shoot Doctor King again.”

    That last one is a bit nuanced, but I think I like it. “Martin Luther King Died For You”? That work?

  114. DustBowlBlues

    [re=534902]ella[/re]: “Were there any teabaggers with signs saying America, Love It Or Leave It like wingnuts of old?”

    Is it time for liberals to start slapping those bumper stickers on their hybrid vehicles? The wingers and baggers are crazy paranoid about the government. How about updating it to: “Hey Glenn Beck! America, Love It Or Leave It.”

    Would wingers get it? Nah. They don’t get anything that isn’t fried. And who the fuck said those two in the photo favor Mt. Dew or Bud? They drink Keystone or generic beer. I know. I clean up the trash the crackers leave on the dirt road in front of our ranch.

  115. Marxist-Leninist Papist

    [re=534951]DustBowlBlues[/re]: Better: “Hey Redtards ! Reality, love it Or Leave it”.

  116. punj

    It’s time to drown these mofoin’ teabaggers. Seriously, it’s time to just cold take these mouthbreathers out.

  117. Marxist-Leninist Papist

    [re=534954]punj[/re]: Sadly, they have most of the guns, and much of the military lives in Red Stater world. So we would be screwed if we fired the first shot heard around the world for the REAL Second American Revolution. However, if these Confederacy nostalgic types decide to repeat Fort Sumpter, they would be finished, with extreme prejudice. I mean just look at these guys !

  118. MzNicky

    [re=534954]punj[/re]: Yes and all, but we Hopey dopes don’t play that game. That’s why we’re better, and we WIN, no matter what.

  119. Servo

    Such an enviable display of class. I hope they remember their hypocrisy while in church tomorrow morning.

  120. doxastic

    The desperate racism and homophobia at the 11th hour doesn’t reflect poorly upon conservative principles at all.

  121. Words

    [re=534877]Marxist-Leninist Papist[/re]: Actually it’s the “violent carry it away.” — carry on.

  122. sezme

    [re=534945]Katydid[/re]: A little off-topic, but what the hell. Your dentist want to sell you a mouth guard. I went through the same thing with mine. Finally I broke down and got the damn thing for which my insurance company paid $300. It was horrible and unsexy and made my whole mouth taste of plastic. So I never wore it again after one week. And my dentist? Not one peep since. He sold it to me, and that was the only thing that mattered.

  123. thatonegirlsays

    A MOMENT OF REFLECTION DUE TO DRINKING COCKTAILS SUGGESTED BY WONKETEERALCOHOLICS

    I have been drinking, watching C-SPAN (oh, look, my poli sci degree comes in handy once in a while? no, not really but I use it justify watching C-SPAN at 11:20 on a Saturday night) and reading about all the crazy happening in Washington. Makes me more than a leetuhl bit sad about the state of our fair kuntry and the direction it’s going in. But then I return to Wonketeer land, you wondrous czars and czarinas of communist liberalinternettopia and I am somewhat more optimistic. We can’t be too far gone if there are people on the interwebs on a Saturday evening discussing political goings on. Right?

  124. tootsieroll

    I am reading the comments at Boston.com, even though I know I shouldn’t, and I need to hurt someone.

  125. King of the Dipshits

    I got sick of just being fucking furious about this so I sent the following email to John Boehner at http://republicanleader.house.gov/Contact/

    Its not funny and it will certainly do no good but it made me feel better.

    Dear Congressman Boehner,

    I write to you not as a Republican or a Democrat but as a fellow American. I was deeply distressed by reports that certain protesters assailed members of the Congressional Black Caucus with racial epithets on Saturday. I was particularly saddened to hear that any American would say such a thing to the likes of John Lewis, who has proved his devotion to the highest ideals of our nation to an extent few of us can even imagine.

    Therefore, I urge you, as the House Republican Leader, to make clear that such actions are intolerable by introducing a resolution condemning these actions. While it is appropriate that people feel strongly about important issues, no issue is so important that it justifies committing acts of such hatred against men so undeserving. I support the protesters rights to protest, but it should be made clear to them that their actions are not considered acceptable by any responsible members of society.

    As the House Republican Leader you could insist that we must respect our fellow Americans, recognize the sincerity of their commitments, and admire their achievements even if we may disagree on particular issues.

    Sincerely,
    King of the Dipshits [okay, I used a different signature line for fear I would not be taken seriously otherwise]

  126. NYNYNY

    [re=534978]Servo[/re]: What happened to those America First signs? Oh wait, grandpas got one here in the basement. Ooh. And an autographed letter from Goebbels. Is this worth something?

  127. Hooray For Anything

    [re=534950]DustBowlBlues[/re]: I’m down. I’m wondering, though, who in Congress is really jonesing to play Ralph Nader tomorrow?

  128. Jim89048

    [re=534923]Katydid[/re]: “I think they’re in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency.”
    /cheney (R-Dick)

  129. Saint Ronald the Divine

    Heads are exploding and the outrage spews like projectile vomit at all Fox affiliates. It is defcon 4 as the great countdown to socialism proceeds. They are now conceding that at this point only God can save the country by striking down the progressives (and homos) and bringing about the rapture.

  130. MzNicky

    [re=534970]thatonegirlsays[/re]: No shit. I’m toggling between the idiocy at my loathesome local news site and the relative comfort and joy that restores me here at my Wonkette. It’s like descending into a pig stye and reemerging into the sweet breatheable air of sanity. Why I do this, I don’t know. It’s way past my bedtime.

  131. Servo

    I guess the Dems finding their collective spine really fucked up the T-Baggers’ game plan. Oh well.

  132. imissopus

    [re=534976]King of the Dipshits[/re]: Over at Salon earlier some idiot teabagger was complaining about Joan Walsh tarring the entire movement with the racism brush because of a few fringe nuts in the Tea Party movement, so I told him that if he doesn’t want to be tarred, he should call his elected rep and demand that he/she publicly denounce the kind of stuff we saw today. Because so far I have not seen one apology or condemnation from anyone on the right. Wouldn’t it be awesome if that happened? If the allegedly non-racist teapartiers showed some guts and stood up and said that that kind of crap has no place in their movement, and if the Republicans in Congress led the way? Of course it won’t happen because people like Boehner and the guy at Salon are cowards.

    Aaaargh. This vote can’t come soon enough.

  133. JeffBarea

    If you’ve never had Barney Frank rub his penis on your hand STFU.

    Yeah, when’s the last time you had a guy use an excuse to rub his penis against your hand to look for a pen?

    He’s a whore faggot and I will defend the ability of even Hitler himself (Wow, I just invoked Godwin’s Law) to call him a faggot.

    Do you know how slimy it is to have a Congressman pretend to look for a pen wiggling his penis on your hand?

    I was in fucking shock.

    He’s a faggot. To be fair to him I was 19 years old and pretty hot.

    The other shit, I can’t speak to.

  134. Dashboard_Buddha

    [re=534991]MzNicky[/re]: Well…I’m listening to music that makes me happy and drinking scotch. Seems like a good reason to be up late.

  135. Katydid

    [re=534976]King of the Dipshits[/re]: ::applause::

    Although, you might get more attention if you did sign it “King of the Dipshits.”

  136. vaporware

    [re=534995]JeffBarea[/re]: I cannot believe you still hold a grudge against a frail, elderly man
    -just because of a little thing about mistaking a penis for a pen.

    I must say, how embarrassing for the Congressman to be offering you his autograph
    -and he grabbed the wrong instrument.

    Now, if that wiggling penis of his shot ink all over your hand,
    wouldn’t we all be having a good laugh right now?

  137. El Pinche

    The conservatives and rightwingers have been hijacked by the fringe shit eating racist teabaggers. They’re prisoners of their own fear tactics. Step outside the line and you too will be spat upon (just ask Happy Trails). And Michael Steele is a motherfucking worthless Uncle Tom. What despicable way to live, how can that asshole live with himself?

    There’s a wind of change, I think the sheeples are waking up. Well, this taco nigger with faggot lesbian tendencies is turning in (actually, finishing this bottle ). Oh and teabaggers, DIE DIE DIE.

  138. RoscoePColtraine

    [re=534995]JeffBarea[/re]: Haha. It’s pretty funny when you stop and think about it. I mean, you stood there the whole time he unzipped and whipped it out, and then you still had your hand open, didn’t you? Yeah, man. Lots of us have had cocks just “wind up” in our hands.

    But you gave Barney a rusty trombone before it was over, didn’t you? Miserable, closet-cased, suicide-waiting-to-happen, little-dicked homo says ‘what?’

  139. Bearbloke

    [re=535011]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: After dismissing this Jeff prat, I think we needs some good pro-homo words – is there anything good in the HCR for Gay Americans?

  140. RoscoePColtraine

    [re=535014]Bearbloke[/re]: I don’t know for sure, but I’d bet there are thousands of Americans, gay AND straight, who would finally be able to access anti-retroviral drugs and see their life expectancy increase by a few decades.

  141. Oblios Cap

    These guy seem to hate the letters “H”, “R”, and “C” in any combination. First they went apeshit on Hillary (HRC); now it’s health care (HCR). What combination will be the next to face their alphabetphobic wrath next?

  142. JeffBarea

    [re=535002]vaporware[/re]: I don’t think you understand. He was ugly and old even back then. Later that night I went out to Pontiac Square and had great gay sex with a hot guy. So, yeah, pointing out that he’s a corrupt pervert doesn’t bother me at all. He’s got lots of Kharma coming his way.

    What do have to say now to make me laugh?

    And to RocoePColtraine, having survived the whole 80′s decimation I feel for people who need help, even while at the same time I want to slap them around with a condom. Where we part company is whether the government should provide it or if billionaires should fund it as a matter of good will for having exploited so many people.

  143. Bearbloke

    [re=535038]Oblios Cap[/re]:

    CRH – Consumer’s Resource Handbook, from the Fascist Socialist “Federal Citizen Information Center”

    CHR – Contemporary hit radio, often listened to by NEGROES!!!!

    RHC – Radio Habana Cuba, run by noBama & his pal Fidel to spread his commie message

    RCH – Red Cunt Hair, a unit of the distance that separates these vile Teabaggers from absolute wingnut insanity…

  144. indygirl

    Love the two fatasses in the picture. I wonder if they are going to enjoy paying out of pocket for their high blood pressure & cholesterol, diabetes, and coronary artery disease.

  145. indygirl

    [re=534803]southern mark smith[/re]: “Does Flaggy McRetard understand that there are, in fact, 57 state-like entities that vote in the Democratic primaries? And that that was what Barry was referring to?”

    No…it was likely covered in 9th grade civics, but Flaggy McR had left school by then.

  146. comicbookguy

    50 states + 7 fake states made up by ACORN to throw the election. And the media just slipped that right past you! Wake up sheeple!!!1!

  147. Oblios Cap

    [re=535061]indygirl[/re]:

    It’s funny how dental care isn’t part of the health care debate. Those guys’ rotting teeth will probably kill them berfore the other stuff. On the bright side, they only have three or four between them.

  148. Neilist

    [re=534995]JeffBarea[/re]: [re=535095]Oblios Cap[/re]: As the VICTIM of repeated, vicious attacks by the LIE-Bruals in here (well, okay, – “repeated, vicious, WELL-DESERVED attacks” – ), allow me to thank you two Drag Queens for elevating the level of discourse, and making my social position much more respectable.

    But in terms of “pens” being “displayed,” I think ladies have the wrong image:

    “Excuse me while I whip this out!” [1:57]

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CtGoTmhLGY&feature=related

    The Chief Executive being a mulatto and all . . . .

  149. Neilist

    [re=535095]Oblios Cap[/re]: Sorry, Cap. That should have been addressed to RoscoePColtrane.

    (The tops of their heads all look alike.)

  150. iolanthe

    The Righty Scuttlebutt on the 6000 comments accompanying the Yahoo coverage was pretty much “The smears were yelled by plants, ringers, agents provocateurs from SEIU and ACORN! That’s a well-known Democrat dirty trick.” Nope. Couldn’t *possibly* be that those Fine Tea Party Folks are actually filthy racists. Perish the thought.

    But my favorite was the guy who claimed the smears were hollered by “UCLA people.”

    We’re guessing he meant “ACLU”.

    Yes, the stupid, it burns.

  151. RoscoePColtraine

    [re=535047]JeffBarea[/re]: So let me get this straight.
    * Barney Frank was ugly and old back even back then
    * You Jeff, were 19 and pretty hot
    * You asked for his autograph because he’s ???
    * Barney Frank’s dick ended up in your hand

    You’re confused, son. In the transaction described above, you are the one considered the “whore.” Performing sexual favors for someone we find repellent for some form of renumeration(?) is called “whoring one’s self out.”

    Oh, you needed the money! Right! Tuition for Lincoln Technical Institute is running what? 25, 30 dollars a credit? Why not porn, Jeff? Gay for pay porn didn’t want you, huh? lmfao

  152. Oblios Cap

    [re=535108]Neilist[/re]:

    No Sweat. I can’t fit in the wife’s clothes, so I make a rather shitty drag queen.

  153. RoscoePColtraine

    [re=535145]Oblios Cap[/re]: Oblios, PLEASE! Drag Queen ≠ Cross Dressing Hetero Guy. GAH!

    This is wonkette, and I feel we must insist on using the proper/correct terminologies.

  154. Oblios Cap

    [re=535148]RoscoePColtraine[/re]:

    Consider me chastised; I will blame it on the alcohol and try to learn the from my mistake.

    I just noticed the lettering on the Obuma sign. Is that the teabagger’s attempt to make vaguely Arabic lettering? Massive FAIL.

  155. Neilist

    [re=535111]iolanthe[/re]: Actually, he meant “UCLA” people. I mean, have you been in Westwood recently? Talk about the “Yellow Peril” . . . . (says I to myself, says I).

    [re=535137]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: Ladies! LADIES! PLUUUUUU-LEASEEEEEEEE! (Gesh. They’ll be pulling their wigs off next.)

    [re=535145]Oblios Cap[/re]: Well, at least you have a wife. One up on me, there.

  156. zhubajie

    Isn’t that American flag shirt illegal? Even sacriligious from the conservatard point of view?

  157. Capitol Hillbilly

    [re=535047]JeffBarea[/re]: You know what I think?

    It was the highlight of your miserable life. That’s why you’re still talking about it 20 years later.

    You were young (and gay). An older (gay) person made an unwelcome advance.

    Happens all the time. Get over it.

    You fairy.

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