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Jim Newell is Wonkette's beloved Capitol Hill Typing Demon. He joined Wonkette.com in 2007, left for some other dumb job in 2010, and proudly returned in 2012 as our "Senior Editor at Large." He lives in Washington and also writes for things such as The Guardian, the Manchester paper of liberals.

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  • predilectrix

    “d00d” is what he actually meant.

  • proudgrampa

    Looks like Meghan’s boobs.

  • Potater

    Erick Erickson’s reservations over telling the Census man how many times he flushes the terlet make sense now.

  • Extemporanus

    The word “poop” flipped upside down is “boob”.

    Coincidence? Or something more sinister

  • Mild Midwesterner

    “DooDoo” was two letters too long to fit on the sign.

  • GoinGreen

    Looks like his testimals after teabagging his mustachioed, fatass wife.

  • GuyClinch

    He looks like he’s about to fling that poop at the Reagan Bldg. He must be one of the librul infiltrators

  • Way Cool Larry

    is that the same guy who slept with Mitt Romney?

  • SayItWithWookies

    Pathetically Outclassed Oblivious Protesters.

  • comicbookguy

    got poop?

  • Lascauxcaveman

    Hell, who doesn’t love PooP? http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/GlobalWarming/story?id=7687292&page=1 Dude obviously just supporting Obama’s alternative energy initiative.

  • Oblios Cap

    Androgrynous Pat goes to Washington?

  • slappypaddy

    poop and circuses. it worked for the romans, too.

  • Katydid

    Alls I know is I haven’t seen anyone this obsessed with poop since my kid was 6, when all I had to do to send her into fits of laughter was say, “poop.” She, however, grew out of it, and is now a liberal. Coincidence?

  • TGY

    Power to the poople!

  • AxmxZ

    Tea-baggers, coprophiles, – who’s coming to protest next, NAMBLA?

  • freakishlystrong

    How many millions are there?

  • V572625694

    The sign isn’t nearly as irritating as the hat with the cord. What it is it with middle-aged men, often lawyers, whose faces already display signs of every sin they’ve committed in life, but who still want to wear broad-brimmed hats as though they were riding the Australian outback on a bucking bronco? Do they think they look better? Or they won’t keep looking worse? It’s a mystery, but no surprise that a teabagger would do this.

  • SmutBoffin

    What is: “what I’d rather be wriggling around in”, Mr. Trebek.

  • Autoo

    [re=557253]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: You got it backwards, boss. He’s dissing the new Pepsi logo

    http://www.suckatlife.com/images/pepsiLogoBlowatlife.jpg

  • Mr Blifil

    I believe he is farting in our general direction.

  • nappyduggs

    Dingleberry here is mighty proud of his heritage.

  • DemmeFatale

    DON’T google it!! (*shudder*)

    What does it stand for again?

  • freakishlystrong

    Maybe cuz poop is brown as well?

  • Way Cool Larry

    [re=557270]V572625694[/re]: I think it’s some kind of fantasy that they are living in the wild west, and still have a life; might also be a generational thing– when I was a kid, cowboys were COOL!

  • Lazy Media

    Considering that Georgia Republicans make teabaggers seem like wise statesmen, I can’t IMAGINE the quality of signs down at the Capitol in Atlanta today.

  • JohnnyMeatworth

    The Juggalos are just getting lazier and lazier….

  • queeraselvis v 2.0

    Meh. Needs more dancing bananas.

  • What Fresh Hell is This?

    Is he for it or against it?

    Is it a demand? If so, who does he want to poop?

    “Free James Brown” was a clear, definitive statement — which I think we could all agree with. But “Poop”? Just a little bit vague, as far as political philosophies go.

    Never develop a theology or political stand that can be put on a bumper sticker or a t-shirt!

    OOOO, great t-shirt: “Never develop a theology or political stand that can be put on a bumper sticker or a t-shirt!

  • Manos: Hands of Fate

    “I get stupid, I shoot an arrow like Cupid,
    I use a word that don’t mean nothin’, like looptid”

    — Humpty Hump

  • Lascauxcaveman

    [re=557283]Way Cool Larry[/re]:
    [re=557270]V572625694[/re]:
    A lot of these fair-skinned olds also get wise and take to wearing the wide brims after their 2nd or 3rd treatment for skin cancer (more’s the pity.)

  • V572625694

    [re=557292]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: Well, all right then, I withdraw the comment before Peggy sues me. Cancer’s no joke.

    [re=557283]Way Cool Larry[/re]: Cowboys are cool indeed.

  • thesheriffisnear

    [re=557260]Katydid[/re]: You are not wrong to recognize the Freudian implications but I think the underlying motivation is penis envy, if you get my drift?

  • coolcatdaddy

    Ah, TeaBagger Tax Day.

    It’s like Woodstock for the Olds, minus the sex and good drugs with bad drugs and shrinking penis added.

  • sati demise

    Is that a request or a demand, HEENNNGH?

  • Oblios Cap

    [re=557263]TGY[/re]:

    I misread that as “power to the poophole”.

    It made me laugh.

  • Extemporanus

    [re=557307]sati demise[/re]: It’s a warning.

  • Gramps

    You Might Be A Teabagger if…

    1] You think that a president lying about a stain on a dress is far more serious, than a president lying us into a despicable, unnecessary, war.

    2] You think the right to life ends at birth; because you’re not your less fortunate brother’s keeper, no way, no how.

    3] You complain about being taxed to death but haven’t paid taxes for years.

    4] You are part of the 47 percent of Americans that actually pay no federal income tax.

    5] You receive Social Security or SSI income from the govmint.

    6] You receive your medical insurance thru federally funded Medi Care or you use the local hospital’s emergency room.

    7] You are moderately to grossly obese by observing the shouting multitudes, gathered to complain.

    8] You are terrified of simple, preventative, health care measures, like moderate exercise.

    9] You may think you speak English, but we know you can’t write it; as evidenced by all the misspelled words on your signs and placards.

    …and finally:
    10] You don’t work for a damn, living, since today is Thursday…!

  • Mr Blifil

    I will now be forced to bust out my “WRIGGLE” sign…

  • chaste everywhere

    [re=557260]Katydid[/re]: Oh man (well, y’kno what I mean), do I remember that phase. In my son, that is, and my niece. They went through it at roughly the same time, and I do mean roughly. Myself, I’m not sure I’ve grown out of it yet, and I’m still a librul (coincidence?).

  • Monsieur Grumpe

    At least it’s not misspelled. This teabagger should be applauded but I wouldn’t shake his hand. Cause, you know, poop.

  • Hooray For Anything

    Maybe we got it wrong and he’s merely a DC government worker in charge of letting tourists know where they shouldn’t go due to their being dog shit at that particular spot?

  • maven

    [re=557270]V572625694[/re]: he’s wearing that because his doctor told him he might get skin cancer if he doesn’t. The doctor he’s seeing regularly on medicare.

  • Extemporanus

    [re=557341]Mr Blifil[/re]: You mean THIS ONE? Or THIS ONE?

  • Egregious

    Repeal and PASS baby, PASS!

  • Egregious

    [re=557290]Manos: Hands of Fate[/re]:

    Manos, you slayed me with that one.

  • Extemporanus

    [re=557341]Mr Blifil[/re]: Actually, here’s a Wriggle that’s a little more literal.

    [AND NSFW!]

  • PabaBritannica
  • Not_So_Much

    Yay civil discourse!!

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    Clearly he is just holding his pro-Obama “dood” sign upside down.

  • floatingdock

    why am I suddenly reminded of Rick Santorum?

  • bakeneko

    How come the “Waterboard Obama” lady isn’t wearing this as a t-shirt?
    No room left for the “P” on either side of da bOObz?

  • BOOBIES!

    I don’t think he is a teabagger because he correctly spelled “poop.” I think he is just a tourist looking for the can.

  • gertrudis

    [re=557263]TGY[/re]: Oblios Cap[/re]: You both made me laugh, thanks!!!

    Maybe he’s protesting the White House vegetable garden, which is organic. But he’s mistaken cuz they use compost.

  • GOPCrusher

    He must be one of those “kinder, gentler” Teabaggers. Didn’t want to look like one of the lunatic fringe. The original sign said “SHIT” and he changed it.

  • What Fresh Hell is This?

    Vitter is soooo bossy. I’m sure there’s a technical term for that.

  • Oblios Cap

    Something tells me that a play titled “The Poopman Cometh” won’t be considered an American classic.

  • Smoke Filled Roommate

    Actually, that’s what he’s selling along with bottled water.

  • iolanthe

    Saw a Yahoo comment, “We call them Teabaggers because they’re nuts and they’re always in our face!”

  • snideinplainsight

    He forgot to put “to Obama” somewhere.

  • Jim89048

    Poop was probably the only brown in sight at their partay.

  • Cranky Little Camperette

    [re=557269]freakishlystrong[/re]: Funny you should ask. When I went by Freedom Plaza around 2, there were literally dozens of baggers milling around aimlessly. Maybe 100 total. Maybe. My fave was the guy with the enormous cross covered in gold tinsel garland. I have NO idea what that was about.

    I tried to get a shot of the dude sitting in front of the FBI Building, selling Teabagger flags (the “Don’t Tread on Me,” other “embellished” American flags. BTW, it’s totally against the Flag Code to embellish a flag, but why get caught up on details like respect for the flag, right?). Unfortunately the bus I was on started moving before I could snap a pic.

    I also wanted a picture of the dude with the protest sign and the lawn chair. What, is this a sit in? You can’t stand for your cause? Then again, I can’t stand your cause, either…

    Of course, mandatory ‘bagger lady with her flag taking the socialist, godless, heathen, commie mass transit bus up to the Capitol. Guess it’s ok to subsidize metro but not healthcare?

    Also, lots of ‘baggers taking those bike-rickshaw thingies up the Hill. Can’t walk (and looking at some of them, yeah, that was questionable)?

    And by the time I got up to the Capitol, there were maybe 200 people on the steps (East side, not even enough people for the West Steps).

    So. Very. Meh.

  • FlownOver

    We’ve seen this guysomewhere before.

  • weejee

    I think those doo hickies in the middle are sketches of his scuffies. It’s his ‘to do’ list for life at the home (do they know he’s out?). Kinda like guitar strum charts down down up down, ‘cept for this gent it’s “pee step step pee.”

  • crapshooter102

    [re=557270]V572625694[/re]: Hey hold on I love the Big Hat. It’s his Brain or lack therof that is scary. Another SS recipent with too much time on his hands.

  • CapnFatback

    [re=557499]FlownOver[/re]: Does that make Newt the King of Town?

  • Gramps

    [re=557507]weejee[/re]: weejee, so yer a guitar player and musician…you darn geezers never cease to amaze me!
    Do yah practice in yer PJ’s and scruffies too?

  • El Pinche

    I love the retarded bitters….FOR ME TO POOP ON!

  • widget09

    Hidey Ho!

  • Lawndarts

    I was gonna say – did Riley take this photo? But then I realized I don’t see him listed as “intern”. Did you feed him to the tea baggers?

  • Abou Diaby

    Real mature, sir. Real fucking mature.

  • Diana Davies

    It’s a teabagger homage to Vitter. Duh.

  • Pooperazzi

    C’mon guys, the man is talking my language.