DISAPPROVAL DISAPPROVED  11:34 am June 11, 2010

by Josh Fruhlinger

These mountains would look better with no snow on them, right?OH LOOK SOMEONE FROM CODE PINK DID SOMETHING THEATRICAL AND IRRITATING, WHAT A SURPRISE: Alaska-based oil monster Lisa Murkowski had her “resolution of disapproval” (is this a real thing with legal implications, or just a thing Murkowski made up to sound mean?) to stop the EPA from regulating carbon dioxide voted down by the Senate, ha ha. Why did the Senate plutocrats suddenly turn against their oil-spewing masters? Was it because some Code Pink lady got arrested for pouring fake oil on herself during the hearing? Sure, let’s say yes. Everyone, go down to the Gulf Coast immediately and wipe up the spilled oil with your flesh, it will cause all of Lisa Murkowski’s resolutions to be voted down. [NYT/Democracy Now]

 

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{ 51 comments }

memzilla June 11, 2010 at 11:40 am

If this tactic is that effective, it makes me want to infiltrate a Senate hearing and pour fake blood and fake money over myself.

JMP June 11, 2010 at 11:42 am

You know, I think I read something about Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski’s bill for the oil companies in a banner ad or fifty somewhere the other day, just can’t remember where…

SayItWithWookies June 11, 2010 at 11:42 am

Hey, I’d be perfectly fine with Code Pink’s antics if they caused every bill Lisa Murkowski introduced to be voted down. Although I am a little concerned about our precious supply of fake oil. I know some people think peak fake oil is just an alarmist myth, but it’ll be here sooner than you think.

ph7 June 11, 2010 at 11:49 am

Where’s the fake oil?

I Heart Accuracy June 11, 2010 at 11:50 am

Anyone seen the chicken suit and Murkowski together?

Cape Clod June 11, 2010 at 11:51 am

So many of this country’s problems would be cured if being an attention whore was a federal offence.

southern mark smith June 11, 2010 at 11:52 am

Dear Josh:

Could you please add “fake oil” and “fisherma’am” to the story tags, please?

Thanks.

P.S. What is “fake oil”? Isn’t that just oil?

Monsieur Grumpe June 11, 2010 at 11:56 am

A new twist on Wet T-Shirt Night?

dijetlo June 11, 2010 at 11:58 am

Why did the Senate plutocrats suddenly turn against their oil-spewing masters?

They are operating in a drunken haze?
Someone else offered them more money?
With millions of barrels of the stuff just washing up on beaches for free, they fear the oily hose they’ve been sucking on for the last 50 years is about to loose it’s potency?

C’mon Josh, don’t do this to us, we’ll spend the rest of the day asking ourselves that question! You’re the reporter, report!

PlanetWingnuta June 11, 2010 at 12:04 pm

ya know it should be clear to anyone with a brain that anyone going anti-environment, anti-regulation for oil and doing what’s good for the environment is clearly in the pockets (campaign contributions) for big oil and etc…but again i did say brains…

<—still smarting over having to delete a facebook and real life friend from calling me a fucking asshole for saying Bush is worse than a obama. IM TIRED OF FUCKING MORONS!

actor212 June 11, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Wait! Wait! Are you telling me that all it takes to get the Senate to stop paying fealty to their corporate overlords and start paying attention to the concerns of Americans is to get some chick to do a pole dance all oiled up?

FUCK! We could claim our SCORES tab as a business expense!

actor212 June 11, 2010 at 12:06 pm

[re=596912]PlanetWingnuta[/re]: IM TIRED OF FUCKING MORONS!

Try cruising a MENSA meeting.

JMP June 11, 2010 at 12:08 pm

The thing is, I don’t get the point of protesting here (or the ads). This was a bill proposed by a Republican in a Dem-controlled Senate, even without certain external events there was no way it was going to pass. Protesting against something that’s going to fail without your help seems pointless, unless the Code Pink lady was really just screaming “Pay attention to me!”

PlanetWingnuta June 11, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Then i would be tired of fucking steven hawking….and you know that body aint right…

comicbookguy June 11, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Apparently conservatives have a much more common sense approach, i.e. let’s just all do whatever we want and see what happens.

harry palmer June 11, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Why did the Senate plutocrats suddenly turn against their oil-spewing masters? They haven’t. But if they pretend they have, they can hold hearings in which they grandstand angrily, enact meaningless reforms to run on in the next election (assuming anyone remembers by then there was an environmental clusterfuck), and meanwhile help the oil barons spread out their ridiculously minimized liability over a couple of eons, while the taxpayers actually get stuck paying to clean up the mess. Capitalism!

biscuits June 11, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Oh hush now with your Code Pink negativity. Irritating Congress is an important part of democracy. It is fun and doesn’t hurt anything whatsoever.

You know what is more irritating than Code Pink? Everything else that happens in Congress!

widget09 June 11, 2010 at 12:10 pm

They Must grow some REALLY good weed in Alaska. How do they keep electing retards like NOT Mona Lisa & Carribeau Barbie?

you cannot be serious June 11, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Dredge in bread crumbs followed by a light saute in a hot pan. Bon Appetit!

slappypaddy June 11, 2010 at 12:13 pm

code pink? they call themselves code pink and expect to be taken seriously? and fake oil? there’s some of the real stuff around, i hear, and not hard to find.

shee-it. c’mon, you wanna be taken seriously, try the buddhist fry. pour gasoline on yourself and light a match.

for all the good it’ll do.

SayItWithWookies June 11, 2010 at 12:14 pm

[re=596916]JMP[/re]: You underestimate the Democrats’ ability to roll over. Hell, just a few days ago the idea of nuking the Gulf wellhead was being taken as a Serious Idea, in spite of the fact that the only evidence it had ever been used was an account in Russia’s version of the New York Post.

JMP June 11, 2010 at 12:14 pm

[re=596921]widget09[/re]: Use may be more common, since possession (though not sale) of pot has been decriminalized in Alaska since their Supreme Court found it to be State Constitutionally protected back in the 70s.

Jim Demintia June 11, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Irritating Theatricality in Congress??? And over a bill relating to the oil industry, no less! For shame, Code Pink!

Lazy Media June 11, 2010 at 12:19 pm

I really wish Code Pink would reserve all their energy for counterprotesting Teabagger rallies. Then we can get all the drama queens in one place and ignore them more efficiently.

13ollocks To The Rules June 11, 2010 at 12:19 pm

[re=596912]PlanetWingnuta[/re]: “IM TIRED OF FUCKING MORONS”
I’ll never tire of fucking morons – I’ve found that they’re pretty much game for anything. Endless variety = serious sexytime adventures.

Potater June 11, 2010 at 12:20 pm

[re=596912]PlanetWingnuta[/re]: You lost a friend over being called an asshole? Remind me never to invite you to poker night.

PsycGirl June 11, 2010 at 12:20 pm

[re=596920]biscuits[/re]: I dunno. A good friend of mine since high school is active in Code Pink and I finally had to hide her from my Facebook news feed, as it was generating copious self-congratulatory anecdotes about stuff they did, where, to whom, etc.

[re=596912]PlanetWingnuta[/re]: The truth hurts. Seriously, a drawback of Facebook is that I am constantly presented with religious and political opinions of people I like but don’t know that well, and I would just as soon not know those things.

imissopus June 11, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Only way that story could have had a better ending is if the protester then lit a match.

lawrenceofthedesert June 11, 2010 at 12:21 pm

The existence of Murkowski is an insult to Polish Americans and a cruel twist of the jokes about them.
Please do not point any more trolls at Mensa meetings (lower case, for “Mensa” is not an acronym, though I admit it wasn’t born here).

BOOBIES! June 11, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Instead of sending rock salt to Olympia Snowe, I think we should gather up oily dead birds and critters and send them to Ms. Murkowski.

Baby who ate the Dingo June 11, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Let’s review the facts:

The apple never falls far from the tree

Lisa Murkyoilskiing is the daughter of THE MAN WHO LOST TO SARAH PALIN.

Sarah Palin is smarter than a rhesus monkey, once in a while. Or not.

Alaska elected the rotten apple’s rotten daughter to the Senate.

I blame Kotzebue. And I wish we could have one of those dunking machines at the county fair filled with real oil, then tar and feather these morons, dunk ‘em, then give them little toothbrushes and little Dawn detergent bottles, and tell them to shove them up their Cornholios.

And don’t blame the cannibis. I’ve never known a pot plant to piss in its own Cheerios.

Neilist June 11, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Isn’t it time for her to resign? I thought all female Alaska politicians quit in mid-dance.

PabaBritannica June 11, 2010 at 12:29 pm

When I was first informed of DemocracyNow!, I thought it sounded like something I’d get into. But then I actually watched the show. It’s basically a collection of “irrelevant left wing activists doing irrelevant acts like shouting in hearings and pouring fake oil on themselves” and a TON of stuff on Palestine, and somehow these issues are at the heart of Democratizing America? Honestly, if the time put behind their productions was put towards actual, meaningful actions and effective campaigns and strategies, that would be great. But they’d rather just act out being activists than actually be them.

Snarkalicious June 11, 2010 at 12:34 pm

[re=596946]Neilist[/re]: Naw. Lisa’s goin’ rogue. (rimjob!)

Suds McKenzie June 11, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Code Pink, the focus of your outrage is on a Cule-de-Sac in Dallas County TX. Go to Applebees or that new “Thai restaurant” down on the corner, that you completely support, but never go to cause you really struggle with that “confusing menu”.

The oil spill SELLS ITSELF

Less is More.

Miles Davis 101

Lazy Media June 11, 2010 at 12:47 pm

[re=596951]PabaBritannica[/re]: Activists frequently confuse activity and achievement.

slappypaddy June 11, 2010 at 12:49 pm

[re=596912]PlanetWingnuta[/re]: i, too, am tired of fucking morons. that’s why i switched to chickens.

One Yield Regular June 11, 2010 at 12:49 pm

Protest FAIL: 1) poured oil on own self instead of people she was protesting; 2) slathering oneself in oil not unusual – has she ever seen Florida beaches at spring break? & 3) Code Pink.

[re=596889]ph7[/re]: Sold by a “fake oil salesman,” of course. Thanks, ladies and germs; I’ll be here all week.

PlanetWingnuta June 11, 2010 at 12:51 pm

[re=596937]Potater[/re]: wasnt being called a fucking asshole that made me not want to be friends with this person. Friends can call each other names and stuff happens. Its the total disregard that pissed me off. It’s just that “you know when its over” feeling. And moving on…maybe I’m wrong but hey…And you better invite me to poker nite…im gonna clean you out!!!!!

mardam422 June 11, 2010 at 12:53 pm

[re=596914]actor212[/re]: That’s how they got started paying fealty to their corporate overlords. Why shouldn’t it work for us?

PlanetWingnuta June 11, 2010 at 12:53 pm

[re=596936]13ollocks To The Rules[/re]: I don’t think the moron in question is that creative sexually i could be wrong though LOL.

PlanetWingnuta June 11, 2010 at 12:58 pm

[re=596938]PsycGirl[/re]: yeah when you think your friends are smart but are like those people we routinely make fun of on here…is disappointing as fuck. I just had enough of reading the bullshit. And I can maturely disagree…being called an asshole when I’m trying to be mature…well u know …fuck em. Bush being better than Obama…ugh…moron!

[re=596969]slappypaddy[/re]:thanks for making me laugh LOL no squrity yet but im laughing.

Manos: Hands of Fate June 11, 2010 at 1:20 pm

[re=596916]JMP[/re]: It would also help if they were hot.

Ripley_in_CT June 11, 2010 at 1:25 pm

Lease-a Murkowski: another fine Alaskan product.

102415 June 11, 2010 at 1:32 pm

[re=596938]PsycGirl[/re]: I do enjoy the idiots who post their wing nuttia to my pages. They get a Facebook full of streaming shit from me until they go away. Somehow it amazes them that anyone would not believe the same weird false teabagger history/talking points and let’s them know that friends of friends think they are in fact worth less than a bag of short dicks about whatever. It’s kind of like knocking on a trolls door and then finding the Rocky Horror Show going on inside. Other than that I only admit to liking cute boy bands. It does amuse some of my older relatives who call me on the phone to say some bitch had that coming for years.Some days it’s all a warblog.

GOPCrusher June 11, 2010 at 1:38 pm

I wish the Code Pink crowd would just stick to following Karl Rove around and attempt to arrest him for being a war criminal.

Lascauxcaveman June 11, 2010 at 1:50 pm

[re=596977]PlanetWingnuta[/re]: You all could just do what I do and not *have* any friends. It’s surprisingly easy.

actor212 June 11, 2010 at 2:29 pm

[re=596972]mardam422[/re]: I’d totally default on my mortgage for that!

PlanetWingnuta June 11, 2010 at 3:24 pm

[re=597027]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: but but who would i fu[k

steverino247 June 11, 2010 at 3:29 pm

[re=596969]slappypaddy[/re]: Is crossing the road dangerous for you?

engulfedinflames June 11, 2010 at 8:54 pm

[re=597027]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: Amen.

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