disapproval disapproved

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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Josh was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, leaving him with a love of chicken wings and a tendency to say “pop”. He taught ancient Greek and Roman history to undergraduates before fleeing from academia in terror; worked for a failed San Francisco dot-com that neglected to supply him with stock options or an Aeron chair; lived in Berlin, where he mostly ate Indian and Ethiopian food; finished in third place on his sole Jeopardy! appearance (the correct answer was “Golda Meir”); and was named 2007 Blogger of the Year by The Week, for obvious reasons. Josh is the creator/editor of COMICS CURMUDGEON (which you should read) and does geeky editing and writing about geeky things such as "the Java programming industry for JavaWorld." He lives in Baltimore with his wife Amber and his cat Hoagie.

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  1. memzilla

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

  2. JMP

    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…

  3. SayItWithWookies

    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.

  4. Cape Clod

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

  5. southern mark smith

    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?

  6. dijetlo

    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!

  7. PlanetWingnuta

    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!

  8. actor212

    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!

  9. actor212

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

    Try cruising a MENSA meeting.

  10. JMP

    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!”

  11. PlanetWingnuta

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

  12. comicbookguy

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

  13. harry palmer

    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!

  14. biscuits

    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!

  15. widget09

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

  16. slappypaddy

    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.

  17. SayItWithWookies

    [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.

  18. JMP

    [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.

  19. Jim Demintia

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

  20. Lazy Media

    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.

  21. 13ollocks To The Rules

    [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.

  22. Potater

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

  23. PsycGirl

    [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.

  24. imissopus

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

  25. lawrenceofthedesert

    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).

  26. BOOBIES!

    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.

  27. Baby who ate the Dingo

    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.

  28. Neilist

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

  29. PabaBritannica

    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.

  30. Suds McKenzie

    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

  31. slappypaddy

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

  32. One Yield Regular

    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.

  33. PlanetWingnuta

    [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!!!!!

  34. mardam422

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

  35. PlanetWingnuta

    [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.

  36. PlanetWingnuta

    [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.

  37. 102415

    [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.

  38. GOPCrusher

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

  39. Lascauxcaveman

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