IT'S MORNING IN AMERICA  8:30 am November 19, 2010

Nancy Pelosi Less Popular Than George Bush, Explosive Diarrhea

by Riley Waggaman

Intelligent woman, boo! Orange Weirdo, yay!

  • Is Nancy Pelosi the most reviled woman in American History? And is it true that Nancy Pelosi likes to bludgeon baby seals to death, with her Gavel? Yes, according to a new poll! (You thought you could escape these horrendous “polls” just because the midterms are long over, didn’t you? Aw. That’s adorable.) Huge nerd Nate Silver has the details: “The average score for Ms. Pelosi was 30 percent favorable and 55 percent unfavorable, giving her a net favorability rating of negative-25. This was the worst score of any politician in the study by some margin.” This means that Nancy Pelosi is less popular than George Bush, Dick Cheney and urinary tract infections. What did this poor woman do to deserve all this scorn? Did she pass legislation? That sounds like something Satan would do. Anyway, who are the most popular political hacks in America? The Clintons. The goddamned Clintons. (Except for Chelsea, and that cat, “Tube Socks” or whatever.) [NYT]
  • We will triumph in the mountains and caves of Afghanistan by deploying … tanks. Sure! [Fox News]
  • The TSA is trying to convince everyone that “the TSA is not as bad you think they are.” Just one of many thousands of examples: The TSA never downloads Porno Scanner porno pix to its spank bank zip drive, because Porno Scanners aren’t even capable of saving images. Wait, what’s this? [CNN]
 
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Serolf_Divad November 19, 2010 at 8:43 am

The company of M1 Abrams tanks, each weighing in at 68 tons and propelled by jet engine, are equipped with 120mm guns that can destroy a house from more than a mile away

Why do I suspect that the Fox News reporter had to lean back and smoke a cigarette after writing that.

Meanwhile, the Defense Department said Thursday Afghans may not be ready to assume full responsibility for security in their country by the target date of 2014 and some U.S. forces may need to remain beyond that date.

Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell called the date "an aspirational goal" and not a deadline

Yeah, an "aspirational goal," Kinda like the Mercedes 500 SL a convenience store clerk eyes in the parking lot. And we'll probably be waiting as long to get out of Afhanistan as our lowly clerk will be waiting for his Mercedes.

charlesdegoal November 19, 2010 at 9:12 am

They can hit a house a mile away and a wedding party at roughly the same distance.

deanbooth November 19, 2010 at 9:13 am

Not if it's a Wasilla 7/11 and the Mercedes is a Johnston.

horsedreamer_1 November 19, 2010 at 9:25 am

-1 s

Lascauxcaveman November 19, 2010 at 10:58 am

+1 p

BornInATrailer November 19, 2010 at 9:35 am

Nothing says counter to a loosely organized group of guerilla fighters that utilize high explosives and don't mass in large formations like "tanks."

Hey, it worked for the Soviets. Oh wait..

GOPCrusher November 19, 2010 at 3:25 pm

They worked great in Vietnam.

donner_froh November 19, 2010 at 9:48 am

Hey, those tanks are just the thing for stopping Soviet armored divisions pouring through the Fulda Gap and into the North German Plain.

Why not send them a theater of combat that is completely inhospitable to their main function?

SorosBot November 19, 2010 at 10:11 am

No wheeled or treaded vehicles are good for the Afghanistan mountains, the Army needs some AT-ST and AT-AT walkers.

Serolf_Divad November 19, 2010 at 10:13 am

Yeah, but the Obama administration would probably have to go to Dick Cheney to get them and there's no guarantee he'd oblige.

prommie November 19, 2010 at 10:06 am

My aspirational goal is a 3-way with Giselle Bundchen and Gabriella Reese.

justkillmenow November 19, 2010 at 11:00 am

Will those tanks be available in the states soon? We could take out entire subdivisions of foreclosed, empty homes in a flash!

Terry November 19, 2010 at 11:07 am

Dave Bing, the mayor of Detroit has ordered a dozen of them.

ShaveTheWhales November 19, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Jesus. They're already pre-weaseling on the recently weaseled (and oh so quietly announced) date shift from (ha ha) 2011 to 2014?

I guess when the only industry you've got left is military gear, everything looks like a war.

Dashboard_Jesus November 20, 2010 at 1:09 am

ha, 'pre-weaseling' (just snorted wine out of my nose, thank you very much!)

CapeClod November 19, 2010 at 8:45 am

She turns color and has a reptile tongue. You try staying popular with those unseemly personal attributes.

HedonismBot November 19, 2010 at 8:57 am

Yeah, but she turns orange. I thought orange was "in"?

jim89048 November 19, 2010 at 11:02 am

Orange. It's the new blue.

Lucidamente1 November 19, 2010 at 8:46 am

And when those who rated Speaker Pelosi unfavorably were asked why they did so, 37% said "Because Glenn Beck told me she's evil," 28% said "Because I'm a retard," 21% said "Obamacare Socialism Guvmint Takeover," and the rest said "Why's her first name 'Speaker?'"

horsedreamer_1 November 19, 2010 at 8:51 am

Why's her first name 'Speaker'?"

Jason Lee is her dad?

PsycWench November 19, 2010 at 9:02 am

I thought, based on some of the signs in the trailer parks around here, that her first name was "Fire".

Serolf_Divad November 19, 2010 at 9:12 am

Exactly: I mean it's not like we didn't just come off an election in which the opposition's entire effort was focused on demonizing Nancy Pelosi. I'd expect her numbers to climb over the next few months while the GOP leadership slowly sinks.

trampndirtdown November 19, 2010 at 9:28 am

It's not just the midterm election Pelosi has been a swear word to the right since she became speaker.

Terry November 19, 2010 at 11:08 am

True.

Hillary Clinton's popularity struck a low point when she was the GOP'er's primary target. Now that they are aiming elsewhere, her poll numbers are more realistic.

PsycWench November 19, 2010 at 11:22 am

The degree of GOP influence suggested by your observation is very depressing.

YasserArraFeck November 19, 2010 at 10:48 am

Just like Hitler's first name was "Heil", right?

Not_So_Much November 19, 2010 at 11:04 am

She may be a tough bitch in Congress, but I'll be she's a demon in bed. Strap in and hold the fuck on!

ShaveTheWhales November 19, 2010 at 2:56 pm

From that poll, 86% of Republicans viewed her unfavorably, 8% favorably.

Sounds to me like somebody's been doing her job. I figure that 8% were Democrats who were just fucking with the pollsters.

EdFlintstone November 19, 2010 at 8:49 am

BECAUSE OF T.E.A.-TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY!!! What? The democrats lowered my taxes? Hang on, I'll think of something.

Mindblank November 19, 2010 at 8:49 am

Proving that if you have power, the most unpopular thing you can do is use it.

tiger_tree November 19, 2010 at 10:25 am

Unless you're a Republican.

horsedreamer_1 November 19, 2010 at 11:13 am

IOKIYAR.

QED.

Negropolis November 20, 2010 at 12:50 am

Also, being a woman is hella unpopular, unless your against things like funding for rape kits and shit.

x111e7thst November 19, 2010 at 8:52 am

U.S. Sends Battle Tanks to Afghanistan: Well shock my awe soldier boy!

Rotundo_ November 19, 2010 at 4:28 pm

And they're such handy vehicles for getting around in. You'd think someone in the pentagon would have remembered what a few scrawny and resourceful folks can do with large rocks and RPG's. There should be enough T-74 main battle tank carcasses sitting around over there to be a clue.

SorosBot November 19, 2010 at 4:52 pm

More tanks destroyed means the Army needs to buy more, which means more money for defense contractors. Everybody wins! (Er, except the dead soldiers, and the taxpayer).

x111e7thst November 19, 2010 at 5:30 pm

"The M1A1 tank incorporates steel-encased depleted uranium armour". http://www.army-technology.com/projects/abrams/

So now we are making the terrorists a gift of depleted uranium to build their dirty bombs with every time they manage to blow up a tank. Great thinking.

Canmon November 19, 2010 at 8:52 am

When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier.

LeAlbatross November 19, 2010 at 1:38 pm

Ah yes. Kipling. So cheerful.
And right.

GOPCrusher November 19, 2010 at 3:29 pm

You would have to imagine that someone would finally figure out, that nothing good can come of making war in Afghanistan.

horsedreamer_1 November 19, 2010 at 8:52 am

I believe Bill & Hillary are experiencing what policy experts refer to as the "Big Yellow Taxi Theory".

Mindblank November 19, 2010 at 8:57 am

Uh… that's 'Abstinence makes the heart grow fonder'?

Sivart_R1 November 19, 2010 at 1:26 pm

The Clintons Paved Paradise, and put up a parking lot?

MildMidwesterner November 19, 2010 at 8:57 am

People are making much to big of a deal out of these body scanners. Has the American public seen itself naked recently? Easily less than 2% of the population is bone-able. The rest need not worry about their fuzzy gray TSA image being "liked" on the Facebook.

horsedreamer_1 November 19, 2010 at 9:05 am

What about chubby-chasers?

ttommyunger November 19, 2010 at 10:00 am

I hear about them, mostly from chubby women, but have never, ever met one or even heard of a real one, with a name and all. Unicorn for Porkers, my friend; just Unicorns for Porkers.

horsedreamer_1 November 19, 2010 at 11:15 am

Maybe it's being from 'Sconsin, but I see plenty of "girthy" women with dweebish looking men, & even a smaller number of "rotund" men with twiggy looking women.

ttommyunger November 19, 2010 at 9:58 am

Sadly, A-Fucking-Men, Mild.

Pop_Socket November 19, 2010 at 8:58 am

Nancy Pelosi has replaced that vaguely Lenin-ish looking guy as the object of the Two Minute Hate.

HedonismBot November 19, 2010 at 9:00 am

Off topic (but, sorry, much more relevant to me than any of soap drama BS.)
My company is shopping for a new insurance provider because our current gang of Satan-worshipping baby sacrificers upped premiums by 34 percent.
Cue Tea Party "this is all because of the Obamacare" shrieking in 5..4..3..2..
God bless this messed up country and its soulless profiteering overlords.

HistoriCat November 19, 2010 at 9:46 am

Sad yet eminently predictable. Premiums are going to keep going up and insurance companies can spend years blaming the increases on "Obamacare." I'm sure there are technical reasons why most of the big changes don't kick in until 2014 but it's a suicidal time-frame politically.

HedonismBot November 19, 2010 at 10:06 am

Yeah. I think I'm seeing a pattern emerging here. The companies bought the Dems so they could get the mandate, and now they bought the Republicans (perhaps "re-financed" their investment in the Repubs) so they could get rid of the more financially unpalatable reforms that went with it.
We are screwed. Americans, you are finally, offically, completely, unredeemably on your own.

kenlayisalive November 19, 2010 at 11:55 am

freedumb….

natoslug November 19, 2010 at 9:52 am

If you were fortunate enough to have Anthem as your provider, you were able to watch your premiums skyrocket well before "Obamacare." I'm pretty sure their rate increases are based on a social experiment, or maybe just the phase of the moon.

jim89048 November 19, 2010 at 11:07 am

Yes, lucky me indeed. Just received an awesome 2 stars out of 5 stars on the scale of good vs evil for PPO's.

easynewz November 20, 2010 at 6:33 am

social experiment like the Dan Akroyd / Eddie Murphy film 'Trading Places' perhaps? I envision Randal and Mortimer betting 1 (one) dollar that they could get a Black man in the Oval Office and still crush the hopes and dreams of us progressive libtards… Sigh

PsycWench November 19, 2010 at 9:00 am

I remember when Hillary Clinton was one of the most disliked women in America. Hang on Nancy!!! Your time may yet come.
Uh, Sarah? Your time came and went. You can go back to Alaska now.

Lucidamente1 November 19, 2010 at 9:16 am

True that. And don't forget Michelle Obama, whom Fox and friends tried to paint as the second coming of Angela Davis and whose favorability rating is now off the charts.

CivicHoliday November 19, 2010 at 9:18 am

She IS back in Alaska. The grifting gravy train followed her there with her brand new "lemme pretend I do this outdoorsy stuff all the time even thought really I spent most of my mayor and governor days in the salon getting my hair teased" show

ttommyunger November 19, 2010 at 10:02 am

Sorry, Psych. Tits win out over cankles and no tits. This is 'Merika, dammit!

charlesdegoal November 19, 2010 at 9:05 am

The other three with 50 percent or higher negatives are Bush, Cheney and Palin. Tough company for poor Nancy.

rocktonsam November 19, 2010 at 10:28 am

Pelosi ranks high among gun owners who use guns.

SecretMuslin November 19, 2010 at 11:51 am

That's a dinner party from hell. In Cheney's case, literally.

DashboardBuddha November 19, 2010 at 9:07 am

At last…we finally bring completely invulnerable tanks to Afghanistan.

ManchuCandidate November 19, 2010 at 9:16 am

It will work out just as well as the most AMAZING AWESOMEST WAR MOVIE of all TIME!!!! The BEAST!!!!

Stephen Bauer and Stephen Baldwin approves.

Serolf_Divad November 19, 2010 at 10:36 am

I was wondering who was going to bring that up first. I wasn't going to be the first to admit to watching and remembering that movie.

ManchuCandidate November 19, 2010 at 10:56 am

I still want my 2 hours back.

genxr November 19, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Thank you. I was trying to remember the title to some long ago childhood memory of a saturday afternoon movie.

ManchuCandidate November 19, 2010 at 9:13 am

In 1979 the Russians deployed tanks to the Big A… a lot of fucking tanks. Didn't work out so well for them either.

Serolf_Divad November 19, 2010 at 9:18 am

Yeah, but this time Rambo is fighting for us.

charlesdegoal November 19, 2010 at 9:19 am

It is a well-known fact that the Soviets, for security reasons, would not allow their troops to have maps. This may have contributed to the failure of their tanks to know where the fuck they were going.

CapeClod November 19, 2010 at 10:22 am

But this will allow us to mistakenly hit civillian targets at longer distances and in complete safety.

V572625694 November 19, 2010 at 10:40 am

I don't know — the wedding crashers flying those heart-and-mind-winning drones are sitting in trailers at Nellis AFB near Vegas, baby.

jim89048 November 19, 2010 at 11:10 am

Creech AFB, actually, still part of the 57th Wing, but somewhat farther removed from civilization.

V572625694 November 19, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Right you are. Couldn’t remember what they’d changed ISAFA’s name to.

LeAlbatross November 19, 2010 at 1:26 pm

"Yes, but these are 'Merican tanks, Dammit. "

Jesus Christ- it's like nobody reads history. What the Hell is a tank going to do in mountainous country? Or am I out of touch with geography again?

Sivart_R1 November 19, 2010 at 1:30 pm

it took _THIS_ to realize Fox doesn't read history?

LeAlbatross November 19, 2010 at 1:41 pm

No, I got that within 20 minutes of their (Fox's) founding. But I was wondering what the *Pentagon* was thinking. Maybe they should phone their opposite numbers in the Kremlin to talk with them…or just bloody well play a game of Risk…

James Michael Curley November 19, 2010 at 9:16 am

But isn't Dick Cheney the medical term for a urinary tract infection?

GOPCrusher November 19, 2010 at 3:34 pm

I knew it was a burning sensation, but I thought it was more of an incurable STD.

freakishlywrong November 19, 2010 at 9:17 am

I like Nancy. Could it be the 24/7 hysteria-a-palooza known as cable news, aka "the librul media" pushing these kinds of polls and basically engaging in character assassination? When you think about it there are 3, yes, 3 known lefties on our supposed news stations. So people not knowing they got tax cuts in the Recovery Act is Obama's fault, and people irrationally hating on an effective, (albeit female), speaker who consistently passes legislation that benefits them is HER fault. Whadda country.

LetUsBray November 19, 2010 at 10:04 am

Only if she were also dumb, crazy, and mean.

easynewz November 20, 2010 at 6:42 am

In my fantasies Hopey tells Robert Gibbs to just take a vacation for the rest of the year and does the daily WH press briefing his fine self. Just to see the wingnuts' heads explode.

And if the preznit is reading Wonkette right now, three words, sir: Thanksgiving Recess appointments. Over 100 federal judges still waiting?

PS: Nancy has bigger 'cajones' than all the fracking 'blue dogs' combined. Also.

HELisforHEL November 19, 2010 at 9:21 am

The damn Pelosi, with her being effective and all. How dare she?

O/T but I have to say it–that pic of Mr. Stayin' Alive Cheney Death Thing totally creeps me out. It's far scarier than the slaughterhouse ad (that pic just looks like something my Pennsylvania Dutch relatives would have in a jar in the kitchen).

James Michael Curley November 19, 2010 at 9:33 am

It's a picture of a 'shovel ready' project we've been hearing about.

trampndirtdown November 19, 2010 at 9:33 am

If they hate Nancy for being effective then why do they hate Harry?

Oh, and is Barbara Pennsylvania Dutch cuz the thing in her jar is pretty gross too.

ShaveTheWhales November 19, 2010 at 3:08 pm

They don't hate Harry, they just throw him into the slogan between Nance and Bamz to make an evil troika.

Evidence: he did get re-elected, despite a pretty heavy (haha) incidence of Teabageers in teh Nevada.

LetUsBray November 19, 2010 at 10:05 am

He does look like the Bush jar baby all grown up, doesn't he?

bitchincamaro2 November 19, 2010 at 9:22 am

"Explosive Diarrhea" takes offense with the Chimpy comparison.

chickensmack November 19, 2010 at 9:24 am

Gotta be national versus local, because Pelosi hammer-fisted her Republican opponent for her House seat by 66%.

genxr November 19, 2010 at 12:17 pm

That's because SF residents actually know her, as opposed to the Republican caricature of her that most of the country sees portrayed in Rove's TV ads.

easynewz November 20, 2010 at 6:47 am

That makes the stoopid bus Michael Steele has been touring the country with look all that much more inefective. Bwahaha

Edited: Maybe we should send Mr. Steele and his 'Fire Pelosi!' bus to Afghanistan; just about as much RNC influence as Guam there.

harry_palmer November 19, 2010 at 9:26 am

Not only did we just see an election in which the entire GOP campaign was "Fire Pelosi," but If Bush and especially Cheney had had 30% favorability at the end of their 2nd term they would have gotten nosebleeds from the sudden increase in altitude.

SorosBot November 19, 2010 at 9:26 am

Well it's not like the media has been constantly telling Americans that they hate Nancy Pelosi even when most people knew nothing about her ever since she became speaker in a self-fulfilling prophecy or anything.

freakishlywrong November 19, 2010 at 9:38 am

I loved, loved her response to that chip off the ole' blockhead, Luke Russert when he asked her about her low poll numbers. To paraphrase: "Listen you little snot, see how high you'd poll if you had $83,000 million spent against you in negative ads. Kindly please to fuck yourself". Well, that's what I heard anyway.

horsedreamer_1 November 19, 2010 at 11:20 am

Knowing that people like Tim & Luke Russert are fans, I really can't muster any sympathy for the Buffalo Bills, nor the majority of their partisans stuck in Buffalo.

Also: it's easy to root for a team when you're chilling in the District (cough, Russerts, cough), perched at the Rotted Ivory Tower of the Brookings Institute (Easterbrook), or getting blown hourly by interns in Bristol (Chris Berman). Try doing any of that at the Starbucks catty-corner from the Canisius campus.

V572625694 November 19, 2010 at 9:36 am

Bringing the M1s to the Afriganistan is all about Army careerism. Tank driving is a career field in the Army with a long history and lore, Patton and all that. They've had to pull the tankers out of their tanks in the current contretemps over there, and tankers don't like that. So now they can get their $80M dreadnaughts stuck in crevasses and party on!

HistoriCat November 19, 2010 at 9:50 am

You can't spend big bucks on these things and then not use them. Someone might begin to question whether they are worth the expense.

ManchuCandidate November 19, 2010 at 10:00 am

Fucking Armor Mafia bitching that the Green Berets, Paratrooper Mafia and Red Legs (Infantry) get all the fucking glory.

V572625694 November 19, 2010 at 10:38 am

Didja see Sal Giunta on Colbert last night? Maybe they're coaching him, but they sure picked the right guy. Dude's awesomely modest.

PsycWench November 19, 2010 at 9:36 am

If Dick Cheney began working at TSA, would their ratings go up or down? Or would this be a sign of an impending apocalypse?

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NorthStarSpanx November 19, 2010 at 9:38 am

My congressman told me that he got along with EVERYBODY in the House except Pelosi. Hmmmmm, maybe it IS teh sexism that Palin keeps talkin about?

ttommyunger November 19, 2010 at 10:05 am

Your Congressman sounds like a douche. It is Congress, not play-time, asshole!

jim89048 November 19, 2010 at 11:18 am

Don Young, colossal douche.

ShaveTheWhales November 19, 2010 at 3:11 pm

One wonders how he "got along" with, say, Grayson.

ttommyunger November 19, 2010 at 4:37 pm

We are truly doomed. Lord of the flies, played out in our Capitol.

HistoriCat November 19, 2010 at 11:24 am

If you get along with everybody in Congress then you're probably an ineffective loser.

Oblios_Cap November 19, 2010 at 9:40 am

The Clintons and Explosive Diarrhea are pretty much the same thing in my book. I'll bet their Family patriarch was a losing British general whose family waited a little over 200 years to come back and fuck over the Revolutionaries.

user-of-owls November 19, 2010 at 10:15 am

Bill's family tree? I'm thinking less British general and more British camp follower exacting revenge for the chlamydia she got from one of G. Washington's strays.

Oblios_Cap November 19, 2010 at 11:15 am

Oh, Henry?

Maybe George Clinton is a distant cousin!

horsedreamer_1 November 19, 2010 at 11:23 am

If so, would explain this.

(The Clintons never do well with aircraft/spacecraft, that is. Bill with his four hours haircut from Christo on the tarmac at LAX, & then George at the Hootie show.)
http://www.theonion.com/articles/mothership-accid

johnnyzhivago November 19, 2010 at 9:42 am

Stop the librul snickering about those tanks!

They can drive up to an Afghan wedding, deliver a present, offer good wishes and THEN blow it up.

Try that with a drone.

johnnyzhivago November 19, 2010 at 9:44 am

My advise to Pelosi is that she needs to post more funny cat videos on her website.

trampndirtdown November 19, 2010 at 10:02 am

So do you.

johnnyzhivago November 19, 2010 at 10:07 am

Actually, I will be soon – we have a cat that runs and jumps in its sleep. It's amazing!

user-of-owls November 19, 2010 at 10:11 am

Cats! LOL!

SorosBot November 19, 2010 at 10:21 am

If only funny cat videos and pictures weren't so hard to find on the internet.

Mumbletypeg November 19, 2010 at 9:46 am

Ah yes, I see now, Riley. Sow the "Tube Socks," and wonkett' reaps the tube sock ad banners.

kenlayisalive November 19, 2010 at 11:59 am

I just bought a gross, and I didn't even realize why. At lease I'll look good for the TSA.

Wait, do we still have to go through Porno scanners AND take our shoes off?!

ttommyunger November 19, 2010 at 10:06 am

Hmmmm. Pelosi…..nice rack!

Plowmon November 19, 2010 at 10:06 am

As usual, I'm a trendsetter. I hated this bitch long before it became fashionable…

user-of-owls November 19, 2010 at 10:09 am

"Karzai To US: Tanks, But No Tanks"

Looks like the NY Daily News headline writer got an unexpected three day weekend.

harry_palmer November 19, 2010 at 10:18 am

Unlike Cheney and Bush, when I think of fucking Pelosi it's not with a rusty chainsaw.

donner_froh November 19, 2010 at 10:19 am

If I get a full body X-ray scan and a digital rectal exam before my next flight is that part of the preventative care recommended by the AMA?

Serolf_Divad November 19, 2010 at 10:38 am

Think of how much money we could save if we just combined TSA screenings and regular doctor's appointments. I can't wait till the screener cups my balls and asks me to turn my head and cough while a long line of people watches, clothing in hand, awaiting their turn.

user-of-owls November 19, 2010 at 10:27 am

Nancy Pelosi: The metamarcisf of American politics.

V572625694 November 19, 2010 at 10:36 am

It's funny cuz it's true!

slithytovesss November 19, 2010 at 10:31 am

A misleading comparison. It's a little known fact that the popularity of explosive diarrhea is on the rise now that TSA is getting closer to cavity searches before every flight.

bfstevie November 19, 2010 at 10:31 am

I'm pretty sure I've already seen those scanner pics on DaddyHunt.com.

PabaBritannica November 19, 2010 at 10:33 am

And then put that stream on Comedy Central every night at 10:30. Sure beats listening to unfunny brotastic Tosh.0 talk about videos of dogs fighting squirrels.

V572625694 November 19, 2010 at 10:35 am

Do it! Do it live!

PabaBritannica November 19, 2010 at 10:35 am

Poor Heath Shuler, first he loses his starting spot to Gus Ferotte, the Ted McGinley of football, and now he loses to the most unpopular demon woman EVER IN LIFE.

mrblifil November 19, 2010 at 12:04 pm

It suggests a certain feminization, to me?
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Duz it to yoo?

hagajim November 19, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Anyone who lost a spot to Gus Frerotte has to be the biggest loser – ever!

Chet Kincaid November 19, 2010 at 10:36 am

That "grizzly bear" thing is good ol' American Show Biz Values, like hiring Mexicans and Italians to play Indians in all the old westerns. (Well, the Mexicans at least were mestizo-indigenous.)

weejee November 19, 2010 at 10:37 am

Where does the hate come from? Mmmm Pelosi is 70 and:
1. Doesn't need a forklift scooter chair to move around
2. Wears clothes that weren't bought at Walmart
3. Doesn't speak word salad
4. Is a woman with power other than sexytime
5. Lowered taxes
6. Passed a bill that will reduce the number of folks getting primary health care at the ER
7. Helped avoid total economic meltdown
8. Defeated the privatization sellout of social security
9. Opposes waterboarding
10. Supports a federal minimum wage
11. Has a lifetime 93% ACLU rating
12. Voted against drilling in ANWR

Sounds like a dozen roses to me.

V572625694 November 19, 2010 at 10:42 am

All true, but not as adorable as a mama grizzly.

SorosBot November 19, 2010 at 11:07 am

I think you mean she's less hideous than the mama grisly.

simplyblue7 November 19, 2010 at 10:56 am

maybe if she replaced her elitist clothing with a moo-moo dress and the gavel for a giant turkey leg she'd be moar 'murikna. just sayin'.

PsycWench November 19, 2010 at 11:05 am

You just answered your own question, Weej.

GOPCrusher November 19, 2010 at 3:43 pm

And the best part, the Republiklans were all "Fire Pelosi" before the election, then were rooting for the Democrats to keep her on in a leadership position after the election, until they realized that she's still going to be kicking them in the nuts on the House floor every chance she gets.

snoopyfan2010 November 19, 2010 at 7:06 pm

I'd like to see that up against the grifter in a presidential race.

DashboardBuddha November 19, 2010 at 10:42 am

Well duh…who DOESN'T love explosive diarrhea?

DemmeFatale November 19, 2010 at 10:53 am

Hasn't the House always had really low approval ratings? I seem to remember that they were even lower than Bush/Cheney (shudder) a few years ago. Why is this different?

Oh, and even Dipshit Magoo says that Miller's a baby.

fuflans November 19, 2010 at 10:54 am

socks is dead. i am sure every cat lover here is offended.

notreelyhelping November 19, 2010 at 11:25 am

The era of funny Socks videos is over…or is it just beginning?

ShaveTheWhales November 19, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Mmmm. Zombie Socks. Zombie tube socks?

Pop_Socket November 19, 2010 at 10:56 am

I'm waiting for the first picture of a jihadist holding a rocket launcher standing on a smoldering tank yelling whatever is the Afghani equivalent of "Wolverines!"

neiltheblaze November 19, 2010 at 11:06 am

I for one love Nancy Pelosi. She's got more guts and spine than any Democratic politician currently breathing – not a high bar, but still. That's why the hopelessly retarded (read: "Republicans") hate her guts – Democrats are supposed to be supine doormats and she breaks the conventional wisdom. She's an actual leader and is willing to risk being disliked.

Funny, though – her constituents love her. Must be those San Francisco values.

Lascauxcaveman November 19, 2010 at 11:24 am

Also the least-alive teevee anchor in America.

prommie November 19, 2010 at 11:26 am

The "castrating bitch" meme works well, plays on the deepest insecurities of the kind of person who is so obsessed with his manhood that he, for example, hangs a giant pair of fake testicles on his pickup truck.

mrblifil November 19, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Wait the nude scanner pics can be saved? This is good news for John McCain's craigslist cock shot, which could stand to be pepped up just a tick.

mrblifil November 19, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Diarrhea explosives? Now I know what has the TSA jamming their fists up people's rectums. They deserve Medals of Honor, the de-feminized kind.

sati_demise November 19, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Now I know that a right wing email chain letter-sent over and over-can influence peoples!

Even if the statements supposedly put out by Pelosi in those emails is totally fabricated.
"She might not have said that but we know that is what she thinks"!
Amirite?

genxr November 19, 2010 at 12:21 pm

What's the popularity rating of Nancy Pelosi in a TSA scanner?

Come on, am I the only one turned on by a woman with power?

DahBoner November 19, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Betty Currie, Bill Clinton's secretary, adopted Tube Socks.

When the Clinton's left the White House, they took Buddy the dog and Betty took Socks.

Socks got the better deal.

Buddy was hit by a car and killed.

hagajim November 19, 2010 at 1:22 pm

I can't believe that old Nate threw Palin in the mix…she's not a politician, she's a media whore and should be treated with no more respect than Kim Kardashian. That's right – someone needs to piss on her in a video!

uspeak4u November 19, 2010 at 1:25 pm

She's also only 1% more popular than fruitcake, apparently, which is making for many hiLARious and not at all predictable comments this morning by the wits over at Casa Breitbart.

ShaveTheWhales November 19, 2010 at 9:39 pm

I sort of skimmed over this the first time, Riley, but what are the net favorability ratings for urinary tract infections and explosive diarrhea?

JackObin November 20, 2010 at 7:33 am

Nancy Pelosi has nice tits. There, I said it.

aious November 20, 2010 at 3:13 pm

I find a lot of her hate funny b/c most who hate her have no reason…just that she is a Democrat and Fox News told them she sucks

Terry November 19, 2010 at 11:26 am

Yes, but probably true. As more time goes by, the more I'm convinced that Hillary was on to the truth when she said there was a vast rightwing conspiracy. It's too coincidental that all the GOP pols, the Fox News folks, and a bunch of the conservative columnists in general all start using the same catch phrases and pushing the same points pretty much simultaneously.

anniegetyourfun November 19, 2010 at 11:39 am

I remember how outraged people were when she said that, but my crazy Russian grandma used to get letters in the mail from that freak in Arkansas who REALLY hated the Clintons – it detailed all kinds of black helicopter things that Hils was apparently in charge of. My nana absolutely believed it.

SorosBot November 19, 2010 at 11:39 am

It's not just a theory; since the early Clinton years Grover Norquist has held a meeting of conservative politicians and media figures every Wednesday to decide on what talking points to push for the next week.

LeAlbatross November 19, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Oh yes. True. About the best thing they can do with those tanks is to crew them with sailors and paint them bright orange; it'll be faster than what they're probably going to do right now.

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