RUMORS ON THE INTERNETS  3:31 pm June 17, 2010

Gresham Barrett Is a False Prophet, Amen

by Riley Waggaman

  • A policeman punched a teen-aged girl directly in the face — something new for your police brutality YouTube Playlist. [Hit & Run]
  • Nikki Haley overflows with the spirit of Jesus. Then there is evil Gresham Barrett, who is the anti-Christ and moonlights as an abortion clinic. [RedState]
  • Alan Dershowitz warned Jan Schakowsky what would happen if she didn’t love Israel enough. He warned her, but now it’s way too late. [The Daily Dish]
  • A blubber bucket union boss was caught finger-banging thousands of cheap hookers with his enormous sausage fingers! [Daily Intel]
  • Thank you Matt, thank you for reminding us that only a major global war will save us from one thousand years of economic despair. [Matt Yglesias]
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SayItWithWookies June 17, 2010 at 3:46 pm

An Erick Erickson essay on the authenticity of a politician’s religion, bookended by a selection of Bible quotes: that is in fact a literal shit sandwich.

Serolf Divad June 17, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Wait… a “cheap” hooker runs $400.00 an hour? Sally Sandpaper, $400.00? Really?

Marriage really is a bargain.

fatimcgee June 17, 2010 at 3:49 pm

From what I’ve read, I’m pretty sure Nikki Haley does, indeed, overflow from time to time.

Not with the spirit of Jesus, I’m afraid…

JMP June 17, 2010 at 3:49 pm

The thing leans way too heavily on bible quotes and general Christian arrogance, but it’s nice to see a hardcore conservative like the son of Erick passionately go after the bigoted morons who spread the “Obama’s a sekret Muslin!” bullshit.

Oh, wait, that’s not who he was talking about…

fatimcgee June 17, 2010 at 3:52 pm

OK, Just saw the video…is anyone else as tired of cop bullshit as I am?

trondant June 17, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Our Nikki runneth over.

Neilist June 17, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Alan Dershowitz.

Living Proof that Harvard Law School will give tenure to anybody/anything.

Provided he is suitable for the endowed “Zionist Jackboot Chair of Hipocritical Legal Studies.”

bureaucrap June 17, 2010 at 3:59 pm

[re=601157]Neilist[/re]: You say that like it’s a BAD thing.

Katydid June 17, 2010 at 4:06 pm

That’s only the second time I’ve clicked on a Reason link, and the first time I’ve read their comments. They’re some messed-up people. Intern Riley, you should sue for better working conditions.

BeWoot June 17, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Prostitutes that bill out at $300-$400 an hour are “cheap hookers”? Man, I’m in the wrong business. Oh, I forgot: I’m unemployed. But even before I was laid off, clearly, I was in the wrong business.

Hey, sailor, looking for a party?

bureaucrap June 17, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Do we get to vote on which country(ies) we fight with for WW III? Let’s invade Britain — for old time’s sake.

gurukalehuru June 17, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Let me be clear, I hate cops and have had more run ins with them than I care to admit, and I fully expected to see the video and then say “Fire that asshole!” which is my general knee jerk reaction to police brutality videos, but I gotta say – the bitch had it coming.

13ollocks To The Rules June 17, 2010 at 4:15 pm

“In other news, Nikki Haley has announced that she is taking on an unspecified $400/hr job to supplement her campaign war chest, and in Cambridge Massachusetts, an unidentified police officer punched Alan Dershowitz directly in the face “for bein’ a wicked stoopid douchebag”.
Finally, enormous sausage fingers for everyone in the audience!!

Godot June 17, 2010 at 4:17 pm

From the sound of things, Nikki Haley is overflowing with something, that’s for sure. But I don’t think it’s quite as ethereal as “the spirit of Jesus”. More like the jizz of every political consultant and blogger in South Carolina.

GOPCrusher June 17, 2010 at 4:20 pm

“tawdry” That’s a word that just doesn’t get used enough anymore.

GOPCrusher June 17, 2010 at 4:29 pm

[re=601182]gurukalehuru[/re]: Agreed. She is probably lucky that cop didn’t have a tazer.

Tim June 17, 2010 at 4:33 pm

I’m still wondering why anyone read Matthew Yglesias’ blog.

Ruhe June 17, 2010 at 4:42 pm

While Derschowitz fucks his chicken the Ultra-Orthodox sects in Israel that continue to drive this whole mess are protesting to keep their kids from having to go to school with the wrong kind of Jews.

Lascauxcaveman June 17, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Ewwww and Ewwwwer.

SayItWithWookies June 17, 2010 at 5:05 pm

[re=601227]Ruhe[/re]: The Ashkenazi parents insist they aren’t racist, but want to keep the classrooms segregated, as they have been for years, arguing that the families of the Sephardi girls aren’t religious enough.

This reminds me of the first time I saw MC Escher’s impossible triangle — it’s incomprehensible from any angle you look at it.

slappypaddy June 17, 2010 at 5:09 pm

[re=601154]fatimcgee[/re]: street hassle rule #7—don’t touch the cop.

she’s lucky he didn’t shoot her.

maven June 17, 2010 at 5:32 pm

[re=601257]SayItWithWookies[/re]: The postmodernists (postcolonialist branch) would say that oppressed groups often take on the thought processes of their oppressors, and this sad story is a fine example of that argument.

Serolf Divad June 17, 2010 at 5:42 pm


How about this one:

Esther Bark, 50, who has seven daughters, said the issue is keeping the girls away from the temptations of the modern world. ”To suddenly put them in an open-minded place is not good for them,” she said.

BarackMyWorld June 17, 2010 at 6:06 pm

In all seriousness, if the Constitution says no religious tests for public office, and conservatives claim they want to follow the Constitution to the letter, why does almost every election involving Conservatives get turned into a contest over who’s the most authentically Christian?

finallyhappy June 17, 2010 at 6:20 pm

And most importantly, Sullivan is drawn with two dogs- as I do not read him- are they beagles or bassets? I am fond of both(the dogs – not sulllivan)

Maus June 17, 2010 at 7:28 pm

[re=601227]Ruhe[/re]: We’re not racist, we just don’t like our daughters to be exposed to “those people”.

Neilist June 17, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Finally watched that Seattle cop. It was outrageous.

Everyone knows that you never grapple with a violent, deranged perp like that. Particularly when she’s surrounded by equally violent friends.

Better approach is to draw down and — if she doesn’t submit to Legitimate Authority — empty the mag.

Officer Neilist,
Doctor of Crowd Control

Beowoof June 17, 2010 at 7:45 pm

CNN played the whole tape and and when you watch the whole tape I would agree the bitch had it coming.

AddHomonym June 17, 2010 at 9:45 pm

[re=601336]BarackMyWorld[/re]: Good koan!

DangerousLiberal June 18, 2010 at 12:42 am

[re=601390]Beowoof[/re]: I have the good fortune of being here in the Emerald City (also known as the subarctic this month, WTF?) right now, and the local media have a hard on for this that’s lasting way more than the approved four hours. While the cop dude with the roundhouse right is now working the desk beat, most folks’ reaction is to shrug and say “well, that’s what you get for fucking with the five-oh, word.” Or something like that.

Also, Johnny Law here was busting folks for jaywalking. The Swedes and Norwegians who settled this fair city don’t cotton to jaywalking–at least, that’s what all the “Golly, Seattle isn’t always rainy and the people are nice and the coffee is really good and there’s more browns here than you’d expect” tour guides/”best places” books say. It’s not quite so Teutonic as that, but, yeah, it can be. Not so much when it’s white folks at the U-Dub crossing the street whenever the fuck they want, but definitely is a Big Deal in the browner precincts of Jet City, the ones where the Seattle Times fears to tread. It’s a jungle out there, man.

WONKDOKTOR June 23, 2010 at 1:04 pm


yeah the cops are a little on edge around these parts since the triple homicide of three of their own last Halloween. but if you get in the way of an officer performing his duty he’s gonna get you out of his way. so hey .. don’t try to stop a cop from arresting your friend especially if you have a glass jaw.

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