SUMMON YOUR BLIMPS  11:41 am February 12, 2011

Ron Paul Is President of CPAC

by Ken Layne

Needs moar hobbitz.The Wonkette team made it through two of CPAC’s three days before a combination of disgust and alcohol poisoning finally sent us running, so we’re a little late tonight with the thrilling news (?) that Doctor Ron Paul won the wingnut straw poll! Ron Paul is going to be president again! So awesome. He won last year, too. This means Ron Paul is now a two-term president and will have to “stand down for socialism” in 2012. Who said winning was easy? Also, he got less than a third of the vote, which proves nothing more than 1) Ron Paul always gets his loyalists to vote in the straw poll, and B) The Republican “conservatives” are just a confused & jumbled mess today. They really don’t know what to do. Romney is still Mormon and Liberal, Sarah Palin is still some halfwit teevee grifter with a never-ending series of tawdry scandals, Donald Trump is a dumb muppet clown, etc. (Why is Donald Trump even mentioned? Oh right, because he decided to show up. Doesn’t take much to create “star power” at CPAC.)

The Washington Post reports:

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) won the always-anticipated, rarely predictive presidential straw poll Saturday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, but he did so with less than a third of the vote – a result that suggested the energy of conservative activists at the gathering has not coalesced behind a single candidate.

Winning for the second year in a row, Paul carried about 30 percent of the 3,742 votes cast. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney came in second with about 23 percent. Beyond that the vote splintered, with no potential candidate rising above the single digits.

Meaning … Sarah Palin got 3%. She’s so done. Even Michele Bachmann did better, by a single percentage point:

Where's Hosni?It’s good to see that “Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman” got double the support of Haley Barbour! [Washington Post/Slate]

 

Hola wonkerados.

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bumfug February 13, 2011 at 2:27 am

"… he did so with less than a third of the vote – a result that suggested the energy of conservative activists at the gathering has not coalesced behind a single candidate."
Suggested, did it? The WaPo, as always, never fearing to go out on a limb to take a hard stand on the obvious.

ulTIMum February 13, 2011 at 5:13 pm

It's the Dr Strangelove constraint. In the War Room, that worthy voiced this considered opinion about Col J D Ripper: "I hate to judge before all the facts are in, but it appears the colonel may've exceeded his authority."

A fair judgment. Colonel Ripper had just launched a single-handed nuclear strike against Russia.

imissopus February 13, 2011 at 2:30 am

Worthless exercise is worthless.

BarackMyWorld February 13, 2011 at 11:15 am

Hey…just because it is completely unscientific, has no predictive value, and only represents the opinion of the people attending the annual conference on that given day who are in no way a representative sample of either primary voters or the general public….wait, what?

horsedreamer_1 February 14, 2011 at 8:56 am

I'm curious if all 5% of the vote for "Other" was actually for Mubarak-Lee. & if so, that would put the Wonkette endorsement just behind Gary Johnson (who!?) & Chris Christie (faaaaaaaat!).

Terry February 13, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Not to the GOP. Their whole strategy for the House for the next two years centers around worthless gestures.

MMathS February 13, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Centers…around? You just blew my mind.

bagofmice February 14, 2011 at 2:06 am

Your editors do it for the lulz.

BeWoot February 13, 2011 at 2:31 am

Sure glad I bought all that gold from Glenn Beck.

Radiotherapy February 13, 2011 at 2:32 am

Paul/Others '12

Redhead February 13, 2011 at 8:54 am

Those people were kinda scary on Lost, man. But Palin does have the crazy eyes, like the Benjamin Linus others-leader guy.

Zvi_Bleindmeis February 13, 2011 at 9:42 am

I understand Others was the top choice of Jean-Paul Sartre.

OC_Surf_Serf February 13, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Lets see a list of the write-ins for 'Other'…well the one's that were legible and/or spelled Lisa Murkowsky correctly

SudsMcKenzie February 13, 2011 at 2:32 am

This is good news for Other

HistoriCat February 13, 2011 at 9:53 am

Other/Undecided 2012!

Angry_Marmot February 13, 2011 at 12:02 pm

The White Guy / Messican-Cuban to be Named Later 2012!

horsedreamer_1 February 14, 2011 at 8:58 am

Rick Perry-Marco Rubio 2012.

(& this ticket might result in the first time a President is accused of sexually-harassing his Vice-President. But sweet, sweet revenge for Zachary Taylor, too.)

carlgt1 February 13, 2011 at 2:31 pm

I'd love to see who comprised the "Other" — it's got to be real nutjobs like David Duke, militia leaders, head of Alaska & Texas Independence Party etc.

Fare la Volpe February 13, 2011 at 2:57 pm

No, Sarah Palin was already on the list.

Ken Layne February 13, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Remember, Wonkette actually voted in the straw poll, and our "other" was Hosni Mubarak (choice 1) and Chris Lee. http://wonkette.com/437743/hey-look-we-voted-in-t

carlgt1 February 13, 2011 at 2:33 am

wow they really hate Palin for snubbing/demanding more money to attend their hate-fest!

ChessieNefercat February 13, 2011 at 1:41 pm

I don't know if people get paid for attending CPAC. But she doesn't do events that she cannot absolutely control, i.e., she does not allow media at "her" events and she does not do events where she is just one of many. She will only do events where a) she is paid to attend and b) the adoring dolt masses are there for her and only her.

glamourdammerung February 13, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Actually, there was some bad blood previously because Palin quit two weeks before the conference and CPAC basically said it was because the speakers are not paid.

BeWoot February 13, 2011 at 2:37 am

Who the hell, by the way, is Gary Johnson? John Galt's more obscure half-brother, maybe? Doesn't matter: Herman Fuckstick 2012!

not that Dewey February 13, 2011 at 10:30 am

He's the pro-marijuana former Governor of NM. He was term-limited and replaced by Bill Richardson, who was in turn term-limited and replaced with a Tea Partier/Sarah Palin protege. It's quite a state we've got here. The voters are so consistent in their preferences.

OneDollarJuana February 13, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Apparently they prefer term limits.

Dashboard_Jesus February 14, 2011 at 1:35 am

well at least you have Albequerque (how the hell do ya spell that anyway?) and Sante Fe…oh and you'll ALWAYS have White Sands!

not that Dewey February 14, 2011 at 6:18 am

There are actually two preferred spellings: Albuquerque and Alburquerque (boy, when I type it that many times, it sure looks muslin!) but I think you'd be regarded as a dork if you used the second one.

But this new teabag governor campaigned on repealing the medical marijuana law. And she won. Just as I was about to discover a new qualifying medical condition.

horsedreamer_1 February 14, 2011 at 9:00 am

Looks Muslin? How 'bout is Muslin? Any Spanish-rooted term beginning in Al (algodon, Alhambra, alfombra) is prolly a gift of the Moors.

Negropolis February 15, 2011 at 12:09 am

Wait, are you serious about the second spelling (i.e. the Al Be Quirky/Queerqy)?

Negropolis February 14, 2011 at 3:19 am

New Mexico is strange and unique, but increasingly strange in a not-so-good way, politically. It's certainly a Land of Enchantment, what kind of enchantment it seems is dependent on which way the wind is blowing. Sometimes it blows in the Good Witch of the North, and sometimes the Wicked Witch of the West and East.

alfred light February 13, 2011 at 10:41 am

In much the same way that Bombay Sapphire is a gin that vodka drinkers love, Gary Johnson is a Republican that progressives love.

sati_demise February 13, 2011 at 1:37 pm

and thats only because he wants to legalize teh mary jane.

OkieDokieDog February 13, 2011 at 2:38 am

This straw poll is the CPAC's version of the Special Olympics. They voted for the "freaky special" Ron Paul dude over the "Mormon special" Mittens dude. Or possibly the nerdy looking guy beat the cute one. Like an episode of Glee without the singing.

PocketsTheClown February 13, 2011 at 2:47 am

Mittens is number two… there I said it.

bagofmice February 13, 2011 at 3:37 am

Thumb AND Fingers.

Angry_Marmot February 13, 2011 at 12:09 pm

I was tending bar and using my right hand palm for a map, as people from Michigan are wont to do, and an old man at the end of the bar said, "I wonder what people from Florida use."

ChessieNefercat February 13, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Of course if you use your left hand palm facing out, it's easy to flip to show the UP (the thumb being the Keweenaw).

bagofmice February 13, 2011 at 3:38 am

Or is he just packing in the secondary votes?

imissopus February 13, 2011 at 2:40 am

Perhaps if Herman Cain had offered coupons good for one free large any-topping pizza at all participating Little Caesar's outlets, he'd be the one practicing his convention acceptance speech right now instead of Ron Paul. Alas, he has instead come to grief.

PocketsTheClown February 13, 2011 at 2:42 am

Conservatives vote for the pizza guy over Jimmy McMillan; this is what is wrong with America.

alfred light February 13, 2011 at 10:42 am

THE PIZZA PRICE IS TOO DAMN HIGH

102415 February 13, 2011 at 5:13 pm

2damhi

bagofmice February 13, 2011 at 2:59 am

I just saw the hookworm conjecture on Archer. All H. Jon Benjamin like.

glamourdammerung February 13, 2011 at 3:11 am

And the Paultards are off a-trolling every single site on the internet.

NadePaulKuciGravMcKi February 13, 2011 at 3:56 am

The American Street knows they have been lied to.
both of our corrupt political parties
all of our corrupt controlled media

This ain’t no party
This ain’t no disco
This ain’t no fooling around

glamourdammerung February 13, 2011 at 4:19 am

I already saw you spam this cut and pasted nonsense on multiple sites now.

NadePaulKuciGravMcKi February 13, 2011 at 5:02 am

we're so sorry, uncle albert
we're so sorry if we caused you any pain
we're SO sorry uncle albert

live a little be a gypsy get around
get your feet up off the ground
live a little get around

Negropolis February 13, 2011 at 5:08 am

Hey, why don't you mentally and emotionally stunted Paul eunuchs do what you do best, and that's manually use your mouths to blow up his blimp…you know, until you feel light-headed and pass out, okay?

doloras February 13, 2011 at 6:49 pm

The Paultard cuts and pastes Paul McCartney lyrics. Well played.

Negropolis February 13, 2011 at 4:52 am

You're not funny; you're not clever; you're not cute. Go away, already, with your scatterbrained nonsense.

EDIT: And, if you think you're going to do the down-fisty thing, think again. Your cult of Paul is tired. Paul ain't got nothin' on Jim Jones, ya hear?

Numbat_Dundee February 13, 2011 at 6:46 am

Cult of Paul? Would that be St Paul? He was a keen evangelist who didn't like the ladies – smells Republican to me! And the fact that he's now an unidentified Greco-Palestinian corpse who'll never write another epistle shouldn't be a problem,
Reagan was a walking corpse for most of his presidency and Bush couldn't pen an epistle to save himself.

Redhead February 13, 2011 at 8:51 am

Though I'll grant you that this is probably above Palin's level of comprehension, it doesn't mean what you think it means. Boring dumb troll is boring, dumb. Yawn. You're about four years behind here – try to catch up (I know it's hard).

NadePaulKuciGravMcKi February 13, 2011 at 9:58 pm
Redhead February 13, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Awww, you learned "ctrl" + "c" and "ctrl" + "v"! I'm so proud. Maybe next time you can copy and paste a lesson in reading comprehension.

Because linking to a post from two years ago hardly helped your case against the point that you're years behind the times, irrelevant and out of touch – much like the man you delusionally think is a presidential candidate.

OneDollarJuana February 13, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Funny how the most popular guy is the guy who wishes to essentially eliminate the position he is running for.

AddHomonym February 13, 2011 at 3:18 am

Ron Paul: It Could Happen.

thebeatgoeson08 February 13, 2011 at 1:30 pm
emmelemm February 13, 2011 at 3:38 am

We thank you for contributing to the "Other" category.

Badonkadonkette February 13, 2011 at 3:48 am

I, for one, welcome our new Libertarian Overlords.

zhubajie February 13, 2011 at 8:42 am

They offer enormous comic possibilities!

donner_froh February 13, 2011 at 4:17 am

Vote fraud. Why aren't the votes for Hosni Mubarak counted?
http://bit.ly/fgZMk2

ifthethunderdontgetya February 13, 2011 at 9:05 am

Those bastards!

They've disenfranchised Riley and Jack!
~

weejee February 13, 2011 at 9:29 am

He got 5% but they listed him as 'other' cause there can't be no Mulsin A-rabs listed on the CootiePAC vote tally.

Lascauxcaveman February 13, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Pretty sure Jack and Riley forgot to hand in their homework. Or maybe kept it as a CPAC souvenir.

Sophist [APPLESAUCE] February 13, 2011 at 4:23 am

Given that Paul's philosophy of governing is that you shouldn't, this is the perfect office for him.

glamourdammerung February 13, 2011 at 5:09 am

Unless you are gay and trying to get married or serve in the military.

Angry_Marmot February 13, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Or labor under the delusion that there's something more important than business and football.

Negropolis February 13, 2011 at 4:43 am

Ron Paul Is President of CPAC

And, you know what? That's all he ever really wanted. He doesn't really want to be president. That'd actually mean having to flesh out his childishly simple political platform which reads more like an underpants gnomes manifesto:

- Step 1: Less government, Less taxes
- Step 2: ?
- Step 3: FREEDOM! (profit. also.)

Negropolis February 13, 2011 at 4:48 am

BWAHAHAHA! Sarah Palin got beaten by "Other". That's what happens when you don't show up to direct your flying monkeys, bitch. They don't know what to do unless you tell them to.

Negropolis February 13, 2011 at 11:10 pm

Wow! 55pee?! Thanks!

donner_froh February 13, 2011 at 5:06 am

That is one hell of a list. Thieves, scoundrels and fat-ass white boys. Some has-beens, some never-wases, a black pizza guy, a couple of harpies and Rick fucking Santorum.

CPAC 2011 must be a charade to fool the Democrats into thinking the GOP has given up on the Presidency for 2012.

billy_reuben February 13, 2011 at 5:16 am

'Timmay lookin' mighty fine with his 'also ran' 4% — right there in the middle of that pack of goofs. Good thing he ran his state's infastructure into the ground, or he'd miss out on being 6th place choice of people nominated to lose on a doomed national ticket. Like sperm furiously racing down an esophagus.

cheaphits February 13, 2011 at 6:16 am

Note that Bachman received more votes than Palin. I wonder if that may strain their love-fest? Maybe now the mud slinging (or mud wrestling) will begin in earnest.

AutomaticPilot February 13, 2011 at 10:23 am

I cannot WAIT for the premiere of "Michele Bachmann's Minnesota"!

Terry February 13, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Instead of hunting moose or elk, will Bachmann be tracking down the wiley liberal Lutherans in Minnesota?

Fare la Volpe February 13, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Day One: Finding Parking in St. Paul

friendlyskies February 13, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Frienemies 4-evar. They should get a reality show, an airstream trailer, and become the Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie of the GOP. They could call it "The Simpletons."

Lascauxcaveman February 13, 2011 at 2:38 pm

I think Bachman wins over Palin with the serious conservatives because of her bona fides.

Shes a current office holder, she's never quit her office, she talks and votes with the hard-core right, out there leading their cheers and fighting their battles. Her family, while unconventional, is not an ongoing, nationally televised freak show. The serious conservatives can see what Palin is all about: herself and money for herself.

And I just love it that I chuckle inside every time I think of the phrase "serious conservatives."

not that Dewey February 13, 2011 at 7:16 pm

And I just love it that I chuckle inside every time I think of the phrase "serious conservatives."

I love that you were able to type that phrase with a straight face.

bagofmice February 14, 2011 at 2:12 am

How else is he going to get his face on the keyboard?

DrunkIrishman February 13, 2011 at 7:12 am

Mitt Romney hasn't actually held a job for like four years and he still couldn't round up enough mindless conservatives to win a worthless poll over a rambling insane man?

What the hell has he been doing for the last 48 months? Carefully deciphering his flip-flops?

alfred light February 13, 2011 at 10:46 am

It takes a long time to get his hair like that.

Jukesgrrl February 13, 2011 at 6:13 pm

He's been at the fudge factory?

Wayne A. Schneider February 13, 2011 at 7:38 am

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) won the always-anticipated, rarely predictive presidential straw poll Saturday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington

If it's "rarely predictive", then why is it "always-anticipated", except by those of us who like to make fun of the results? And, if it's "rarely predictive", then why do they keep doing it? Will the poor showing by, well, everyone except Ron Paul and Mitt Romney stop those people from running for president in 2012 anyway?

finallyhappy February 13, 2011 at 7:54 am

How sad is that- "always anticipated, rarely predicitive"- says a lot about CPAC as a whole

Lascauxcaveman February 13, 2011 at 2:43 pm

I think Ronald Reagan won it in 1979, so they've sorta been resting on their laurels since then.

LiveToServeYa February 13, 2011 at 7:58 am

Way to give the Kiss of Death to Ron Paul's non-campaign, CPAC.

neiltheblaze February 13, 2011 at 8:16 am

Yet more evidence that the drooling cretins of CPAC have their fingers on the pulse of their own dicks and precisely nothing else.

Come here a minute February 13, 2011 at 8:19 am

The Doctor Congressman Ron Paul REVOLUTION will not be televised.

C-SPAN doesn't count.

slithytoves February 13, 2011 at 8:27 am

The one thing that the CPAC straw poll is truly predictive of is how useless Republicans will be in the governance of this country in the coming year. If only I could put money on it; if only I had money.

zhubajie February 13, 2011 at 8:44 am

How were the bedbugs?

SexySmurf February 13, 2011 at 10:59 am

One of them polled 3%.

V572625694 February 13, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Not too bad if you bread 'em and deep-fat fry 'em. Crunchy!

transfatz February 13, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Blood swollen and still undecided.

Redhead February 13, 2011 at 8:46 am

Well, good to know Ron Paul will make a fool out of himself and easily lose the presidential election, again. (Here's hoping he does it as the Republitard candidate this time.)

Though what's this Godfather's Pizza CEO crap? I'd think if they were going to pick a completely irrelevant pizza CEO, they'd at least go with the Domino's one that had a complete lack of respect for women and their ability to make choices about their own lives, in Republitard style.

HistoriCat February 13, 2011 at 10:01 am

They only put "former Godfather's Pizza CEO" because it sounds better than "token black guy" or "crazy black guy".

BerkeleyBear February 13, 2011 at 11:59 am

He's too busy endowing right wing hate speech centers (ie a college that Mel Gibson's father is too rigid in their Catholicism).

Terry February 13, 2011 at 12:12 pm

The Dominos guy used to (and may still) make big old donations to pro-life groups. He's made for the Republicans.

Barbara_i February 13, 2011 at 8:55 am

"Other" beat Sarah? Sarah hired a Chief of Staff! Personally, I think Sarah is just trying to trick people into continuing to send her money. I don't think she's running for anything.

If Sarah does run she's going to have to cough up her education, medical and financial records. I don't see her doing that. Sorry, Chillbilly!

Lascauxcaveman February 13, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Well, Sarah hasn't yet not denied that she isn't not running. Or maybe it's the other way around.

Better mail her a campaign contribution, to be on the safe side.

ChapterUndVerse February 14, 2011 at 1:58 am

I certainly will, as long as it's a check that will bounce on someone else's account.

Bluestatelibel February 13, 2011 at 7:11 pm

And I'm sure she thinking that when she "decides not to run," she'll be able to quietly slide that PAC money she got out of the easily-duped right into her checking account.

x111e7thst February 13, 2011 at 9:01 am

Other / Undecided in '12 !

HistoriCat February 13, 2011 at 10:02 am

God damn it – that will teach me to post before reading all the comments.

You beat me fair and square x11e7thst. Kudos.

Lascauxcaveman February 13, 2011 at 2:49 pm

You can always go back and delete your comment. That's what I do when I notice I've stepped on someones previous comment.

MikeHawkstrong February 13, 2011 at 3:02 pm

And begrudgingly fist them up too.

Radiotherapy February 13, 2011 at 3:07 pm

And respectfully, if begrudgingly, fist them up too.

Lascauxcaveman February 13, 2011 at 3:29 pm

You are so nice! I'm upfisting you, you little amorphous blob of muted colors, you.

Chet Kincaid February 13, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Oh, just go for it, it's no biggy if great minds think alike. When I see it happen, I upfist both.

ifthethunderdontgetya February 13, 2011 at 9:04 am

the energy of conservative activists at the gathering

I think it's time we came up with a proper collective noun for this group.

1) a crusting of conservative activists
2) an ooze of conservative activists
3) a pod of conservative activists
~

DCHatesMe February 13, 2011 at 9:29 am

Zombies, man.

bagofmice February 14, 2011 at 2:23 am

A block of conservative activists, standing athwart progress shouting stop!!!!!

Negropolis February 14, 2011 at 3:09 am

You get a thumb simply for using the word "athwart."

x111e7thst February 13, 2011 at 9:50 am

An avoirdupois of conservative activists, who will pronounce it "freedom fries".

Zvi_Bleindmeis February 13, 2011 at 9:54 am

4) a plotz of conservative activists
5) a smarm of conservative activists
6) a sputter of conservative activists
7) a mubarak of conservative activists

ManchuCandidate February 13, 2011 at 9:56 am

A goo of oreo filling.

PsycWench February 13, 2011 at 10:29 am

a straitjacket of conservative activists
a bolus of conservative activists

ShaveTheWhales February 13, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Yay, bolus.

Zvi_Bleindmeis February 13, 2011 at 10:33 am

8) a pawlentitude of conservative activists
9) a bulge of conservative inactivists

Fare la Volpe February 13, 2011 at 11:33 am

A badonkadonk of conservative activists.

OC_Surf_Serf February 13, 2011 at 12:19 pm

10) A stall of Conservative activists

lulzmonger February 13, 2011 at 12:56 pm

11) a khomeini of conservative activists
12) a taliban of conservative activists
13) a rapture of conservative activists
14) a ratfuck of conservative activists

OneDollarJuana February 13, 2011 at 1:11 pm

A grumpiness of conservative activists.
A Hoveround of conservative activists.
A panniculus of conservative activists.
An insult of conservative activists.
A miasma of conservative activists.

meufchelou February 13, 2011 at 1:35 pm

an effluvia of conservative activists….or maybe a spilth

Lascauxcaveman February 13, 2011 at 2:51 pm

A gaggle of conservative activists.

(Well, they always make me gag, anyway)

imissopus February 13, 2011 at 2:57 pm

A santorum of conservative activists

Jukesgrrl February 13, 2011 at 6:16 pm

A coulter of conservative activists

greypanter February 13, 2011 at 6:21 pm

a shriveled sack of conservative nuts.

BerkeleyBear February 13, 2011 at 6:25 pm

A pus of conservative activists
A virus of conservative activists
A malignancy of conservative activists

You know, things your should really get treated before they spread.

Dudleydidwrong February 13, 2011 at 7:25 pm

A stool of conservative activists

trampndirtdown February 13, 2011 at 10:37 pm

I've always preferred the old standby "a bag of rat dicks"

Negropolis February 13, 2011 at 11:24 pm

How 'bout a/an pustule/cyst/ulcer?

738838 February 13, 2011 at 9:17 am

A scab of conservative activists.

Lascauxcaveman February 13, 2011 at 2:52 pm

A fester of conservative activists.

ManchuCandidate February 13, 2011 at 9:20 am

Wow. Ron Paul again. Way to go Paultards. Always doing your best to enter a blimp into a dogfight between F-16s and Su-33s.

weejee February 13, 2011 at 9:59 am

They'd still go down in flames iffin' it was Spads and Fokkers.

Gunner Asch February 13, 2011 at 10:49 am

"Oh, no, those Fokkers were flying Messerschmidts" said the Swede.

VinnyThePooh February 13, 2011 at 9:11 pm

That's enough Lock On for you.

bagofmice February 14, 2011 at 2:27 am

Can we go with F-22's and Su-33's?

Given that an F-22 is a political hodgepodge built by factories in almost every congressional. district that necessitates the use of shims (HACKS) in every plane to assemble, and requires 2 weeks of maintenance for every hour it flies.

ManchuCandidate February 14, 2011 at 6:07 am

But but but but I was told by the Defense Complex (who would never ever lie–the Sgt York was greatest weapon system of all time!!!) that it was a $350 million dollar killing machine that only needed love to shoot down entire air forces in a single pass and shot lasers that scratch asses. Not a piece of overpriced shit.

I thought about using the F-22 for a moment, but then I wanted a plane that was useful.

Negropolis February 14, 2011 at 6:31 am

I know, right? Way to bring a blimp to a dogfight.

weejee February 13, 2011 at 9:25 am

Aren't the Paultards some pop cult from long ago and far way?

♪♫ Oh Ron Paul, scooby doo
Aren't we through with you, Ron Paul scooby doo
Teatards still love you, Ron Paul scooby doo
When will this joke be through? ♫♪

alfred light February 13, 2011 at 10:39 am

Yes, they were the cult that cut off their own balls and killed themselves to hop onto the nearest comet.

No, wait, I'm getting confused with the Gravel people…

PublicLuxury February 13, 2011 at 10:02 am

When all your choices are stupid fucks then all you get are stupid fucks.

Stupid/Fucks run in 2012 and stupid fucks vote for them in 2012.

Tee shirts are entertaining though: I'm with Stupid and I'm Fucked.

Schmegeg February 13, 2011 at 10:26 am

After Santorum loses this race, he is considering a run for Galactic Overlord.

Jukesgrrl February 13, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Too grandiose. He's more like the President of the Home Skool.

PsycWench February 13, 2011 at 10:27 am

I would say that the votes for Palin and Bachmann do prove one thing: at least 7% of CPAC voters are frankly psychotic. Data is data, people.

ifthethunderdontgetya February 13, 2011 at 10:32 am

I'd say you could add in the 6% for Barbour and Gingrich.

Hell, they're all pychos. They cheered for Andy Breitbart.
~

FlownOver February 13, 2011 at 2:26 pm

That's just the CPAC Fap Caucus peeking out to see if anyone's looking in.

PsycWench February 13, 2011 at 10:32 am

Also, the headline for the collection of CPAC "news" on CNN is "Obama the butt of jokes at CPAC".
Do you know the title of a president who is the butt of jokes at CPAC? President.

alfred light February 13, 2011 at 10:36 am

I can't believe they let Gary Johnson in the building without yelling "SOCIALIST COMMIE POT-SMOKING BASTARD", let alone give him 3rd place in their straw poll.

not that Dewey February 13, 2011 at 1:25 pm

PotHead/PizzaDude 2012!

Lascauxcaveman February 13, 2011 at 2:55 pm

That's what you call synergy.

emmelemm February 13, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Awesome.

zhubajie February 13, 2011 at 6:42 pm

I'm sure lots of them smoke pot and don't know if their parents were married at a critical moment!

Ducksworthy February 13, 2011 at 10:42 am

Um Since it is well established that "they both do it" please direct me to the Progressive/Liberal event where progressive liberals rant for 3 days about how the rich should pay income taxes, social security should be available to olds, health care is a right, cats and dogs should be allowed to live together and other weird unAmurrikan ideas are expressed openly. Oh and the "free" press covers it for 4 days.

imissopus February 13, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Is there even still a People's Party Congress for Pravda to cover?

Negropolis February 13, 2011 at 11:17 pm

I think the closest we get are the Netroots dealies, and that ain't even close.

HolyMaracas February 13, 2011 at 10:48 am

Somebody needs to remind Paultards that their man is gonna be 77yrs old in the next Presidential election. But then again, we all know how well these people deal with reality.

Terry February 13, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Yeah, and he's a hard 77 yrs, too.

Jukesgrrl February 13, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Anybody who still speaks with a hardcore Pittsburgh accent sixty years after they move south of the Mason-Dixon line doesn't deal well with change.

Lascauxcaveman February 13, 2011 at 2:58 pm

I don't know that it matters much. He doesn't seem to have gotten any more feeble or crazy as the years pile up and his political career grinds on.

The trick is to start with a very high baseline, of course.

ChapterUndVerse February 14, 2011 at 2:00 am

Aw, c'mon, man, you know perception is reality.

deanbooth February 13, 2011 at 10:53 am

Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman got double the support of Haley Barbour!

Just goes to show that you should never vote when you're hungry.

DonnyKerabotsos February 13, 2011 at 11:05 am

I'm glad to see my governor Christie scored so well, although he's still being coy–lying–about actually wanting to throw his huge hat into the ring.

Now if he would just select the pizza guy as his running mate, I'd actually start looking forward to 2012…

Fare la Volpe February 13, 2011 at 11:28 am

Fat Guy and Pizza: Tale as old as time~

OneDollarJuana February 13, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Palin/Cain 2012. Moose Pizza for everyone!

BarackMyWorld February 13, 2011 at 11:11 am

Herman Cain might be a more impressive candidate if Godfather's Pizza didn't TASTE LIKE OLIVE-OIL FLAVORED RUBBER. That shit's just nasty.

weejee February 13, 2011 at 11:22 am

To celebrate that the CootiePAC gathering of the truest true believers has ended, how 'bout a line from Eric Hoffer, the author of "The True Believer" —

The uncompromising attitude is more indicative of an inner uncertainty than a deep conviction. The implacable stand is directed more against the doubt within than the assailant without.

Chet Kincaid February 13, 2011 at 10:09 pm

One of the formative books of my late-20s questing for the Meaning Of It All! Glad you reminded me of it.

(The Meaning Of It All was explained to my credulous young mind by Jung, Bateson, Watts, Campbell, Chaos Theory and the Dancing Wu Li Masters, and somehow a pilgrimage to Taos, New Mexico was going to bring on enlightenment. Unfortunately, it was too late to get in on all the hot sex at Esalen by the late 80s/early 90s.)

Fare la Volpe February 13, 2011 at 11:27 am

Sarah only lost because her supporters were too scared of darkies to come to D.C.

AtwatersGhost February 13, 2011 at 11:33 am

Wait, wait how did Trump and his coonskin cap do?

BZ1 February 13, 2011 at 11:36 am

This O. Ther did fairly well…

Pragmatist2 February 13, 2011 at 11:41 am

I demand to see Ron Paul's birth certificate. I'm pretty sure he is actually the guy who used to cal himself "My Favorite Martian."

Terry February 13, 2011 at 12:15 pm

What did Ray Walston ever do to you?

Angry_Marmot February 13, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Let himself be photographed wearing coconut-shells for breasts…

not that Dewey February 13, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Hey Terry — o/t, but I just got "followed" by some Breitbart troll named "Liberal = Intolerant". While I was investigating, I noticed that you had been to his/her/its profile. Did it happen to you, too? How does one shake an unwanted follower?

Jukesgrrl February 13, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Happened to me last week. The private message he/she/it sent me was totally creepy.

not that Dewey February 13, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Mine was "Thanks, intolerant liberals, for sharing your IP addresses! BTW, how is life on the Democrat Plantation?" which, while not particularly creepy, is certainly dumb.

Apparently it's part of his/her/its master plan to get 10 to 20 other trolls to follow a bunch of us, thereby somehow undermining Wonkette (?!) They think that we're "freaking out" about this and that down-fisting us is "really getting under our skin".

glamourdammerung February 13, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Yeah, they are stalking me as well.

Terry February 13, 2011 at 9:30 pm

I'm not sure you can. He's welcome to read all my posts and hopefully some of it will rub off on him. lol

not that Dewey February 13, 2011 at 9:54 pm

You're assuming that he's capable of self-awareness.

emmelemm February 14, 2011 at 1:50 am

Yeah, I got the same message from the dude. (I assume it's a dude.) I'm not even a Wonkette stalwart worth following. What gives?

BZ1 February 13, 2011 at 11:43 am

didn't renowned philosopher Forrest Gump say: "stupid is as stupid does…" (maybe that was his mom)

PabaBritannica February 13, 2011 at 11:54 am

So if we throw out the Paultard skewing, we're looking at President Mittens. This is good news! For Mitt Romney!

OC_Surf_Serf February 13, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Ron Paul, eh? So what's this Southern Cracker's last name? Ron Paul Cleburne? Ron Paul Mesquite? Ron Paul Hazzard?

Jukesgrrl February 13, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Actually, he's only a Southern Cracker adoptee. The Pittsburgh suburb of Greentree — a totally souless place if there ever was one — gets credit for spawning him. That's what accounts for his Dennis-Miller-soundalike accent.

mavenmaven February 13, 2011 at 12:15 pm

This is good news for Christine O'Donnell!

lulzmonger February 13, 2011 at 1:13 pm

"I'm Other."

Weenus299 February 13, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Free gynecological exam for everyone! Or is that the wrong wingnut doctor …

HistoriCat February 14, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Free? Nothing's free in Libertarian 'Merika!

nounverb911 February 13, 2011 at 12:57 pm

I can't decide if I like Undecided or not.

BTWBFDIMHO February 13, 2011 at 1:06 pm

If the underline were rEvolution, then Paul would be among the Others, instead.

lulzmonger February 13, 2011 at 1:12 pm

WTF? Gingrich beats Palin, who beats Huckabee?

Oh lordy. The 2012 GOP Primary Debates sure won't have any need to dub in a laff-track.

donner_froh February 13, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Considering they are a bunch of self-hating dumbos, the officially out of the closet Repubs showed a few flashes of humor, getting everyone to cheer for Donald Trump and unleashing Jimmy McMillan and his shoes on that whiter than white crowd.

Donald Trump would be Bernie Madoff if he could get anyone to trust him with money.

BarackMyWorld February 13, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Someone clear this up for me…is the red box/lettering in the Ron Paul logo because he wants us to LOVE him (loving a government official is a weird proposition for a libertarian) or because his ideas are "EVOL"? Maybe he wants the country to embrace EVOLution (Social Darwinism)?

Bluestatelibel February 13, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Maybe he's a closet hippie?

The weird thing about conservatards is how they completely embrace Social Darwinism (survival of the meanest and greediest among us), which has little actual science behind it, but reject evolutionary Darwinism, which has all of the science behind it. I can't figure that one out.

Chet Kincaid February 13, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Interesting!

Bluestatelibel February 13, 2011 at 2:09 pm

One thing you can count on is that the fact that Palin couldn't even break 5% among conservatards will in no way deter CNN from endlessly speculating about her running and making it appear she has a chance, instead of being washed up and over with, which she is.

HistoriCat February 14, 2011 at 1:52 pm

I think it fall under the category of "well, someone has to win the nomination" and she's the best linkbait they have.

weejee February 13, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Ron Paul was just elected to the Preziduncey of CPAC and all of Wingnuttistan, save two small enclaves in Sillwaterrunzshallow, MN and Whatsillysauce, AK. Ron & his minions believe that taxes are still way, way, way too high and the deficit is the result of those too high taxes and the misguided stimulus spending by the Feds.

Mmmmm. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Krugman, and others do the maths, yes its hard, but they see something that is just a wee bit different from Doktor Paul. But hey, the Paultards have again raptured to the arms of Dog in the blimp, so facts mean little.

user-of-owls February 13, 2011 at 2:51 pm

In Russia, they used to have an interesting ballot option. During the 2007 Duma elections, voters could cast their vote for the "Against All" option. It came in fourth place. Putin has since abolished that option, but wouldn't it be interesting to try that option out in some of our elections?

I'm Wolf Blitzer, and you're in the Situation Room for our special Election Night coverage. We go now to a really big hologram of Candy Crowley who reports that CNN has just called Ohio for Against All with 67% of the vote.

Radiotherapy February 13, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Against All™.
Oh, and also, Palin Hookworm Conjecture®

I'm a patent troll.

user-of-owls February 13, 2011 at 9:12 pm

There go my retirement plans.

But just a word to the wise. You might check with Mr. Putin's lawyers before you lay claim to the first one. Rumors are he deals poorly with competitors.

cough, Polonium tea, cough

Radiotherapy February 13, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Senator Paul wants to cut your Social Security again?

Karlmarxlone February 13, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Mitt Romney may still be a Mormon and a Liberal, but he is pretending like crazy to be neither. He is a tough-talking conservative refudiating his People's Republic of Massachusetts ways.

glamourdammerung February 13, 2011 at 3:03 pm

There is a big story that was overlooked here.

Apparently, a certain Breitbart was served legal papers during CPAC. Something about a lawsuit by a Shirley Sherrod.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/13/us/politics/13c

Dudleydidwrong February 13, 2011 at 7:37 pm

In response to being served, "Mr. Breitbart said in a statement that he 'categorically rejects the transparent effort to chill his constitutionally protected free speech.'” In other words, "I can do whatever I want, so Nah! Nah! Nah!" He then stuck out his tongue and made a nasty face…

lulzmonger February 13, 2011 at 11:26 pm

When you fuck the pooch, be ready to raise the litter.
Karma – subtlety is not its strong suit.

BTWBFDIMHO February 13, 2011 at 3:04 pm

A bunch of conservative retards chooses a libertarian for president. It makes sense.

Radiotherapy February 13, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Other™.

user-of-owls February 13, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Slut.

Radiotherapy February 13, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Then Extemporanus™ is the pimp.

Come here a minute February 13, 2011 at 3:44 pm

OT: Michelle Obama is selling tickets for our Sara Benincasa!

Chet Kincaid February 13, 2011 at 10:27 pm

"'We don't make a big deal out of Valentine's Day because my birthday was the 17th (of January),' [Mrs. Obama] told Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. She noted, too, that Christmas was just a few weeks before that.
'So by Feb. 14, we're kind of tired,' Mrs. Obama said."

Are we to understand that Barack has been hitting it nonstop since the middle of January? And they are just now getting tired? He is truly Smoove B!

Negropolis February 13, 2011 at 11:31 pm

No, since the end of December, actually.

JoshuaNorton February 13, 2011 at 5:17 pm

I wonder how many votes actual "straw" would get.

glamourdammerung February 13, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Not as many as "white Christian straw" would get.

Negropolis February 13, 2011 at 11:29 pm

FTW

I'm sure "Strawman" would also do well at a conservative convention, too.

PsycWench February 13, 2011 at 9:04 pm

Christine O'Donnell swears by it. Brooms don't build themselves, you know.

user-of-owls February 13, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Well, it's implicit, isn't it? I mean, you vote for a candidate, presumably you vote for what's between their ears, no?

rocktonsam February 13, 2011 at 5:45 pm

I hope $arah reminds Fokkkz News that the poll added up to 100 also.

So the survey is scientific and doesn't reflect the views of real Amerikans.

greypanter February 13, 2011 at 5:58 pm

"Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) won the always-anticipated, rarely predictive presidential straw poll…" I beg to differ. It is predictive: CPAC vote percentage divided by 10 equals percent of people who will vote for him in the primaries.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Paul_presidentia

glamourdammerung February 13, 2011 at 6:02 pm

I am really not trying to be snide, but I think that anyone suggeting Ron Paul to clear 3% in the primaries is dreaming, being sarcastic, or mentally impaired.

greypanter February 13, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Maybe they thought they were voting for "straw man" in the 2012 election. That is the only analysis that makes any sense.

not that Dewey February 13, 2011 at 10:22 pm

It's the only thing they know how to debate!

Jukesgrrl February 13, 2011 at 6:26 pm

This poll's take-away: The rent ISN'T too damn high.

bflrtsplk February 13, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Sarah Palin also counts as The Other.

__kth__ February 13, 2011 at 6:57 pm

The media has done the right wing no small number of favors over the years, but "destroying" Sarah Palin (albeit by asking her what newspapers she reads, etc.) will turn out to have been the greatest favor of them all.

Rotundo_ February 13, 2011 at 7:21 pm

The "destroying" has been on $arahs' part: The press has played its stenographer role dutifully, but $arah has been the one inserting foot into her mouth. One could argue that they *are* dilligently reporting every miscue and misstep and idiotic turn of phrase intentionally to discredit her but they could hardly do any more damage to her reputation than she does all on her lonesome. If she can't do any better than "other" in a hardcore conservative straw poll it isn't "The Liberal Media" that is her problem. The fact that she is a standout in a new breed of conservatives that are "Dumber than Dubya" is more likely the issue.

jakegittes February 13, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Mitt Romney? Isn't he the one who's not a real Xtian?

Veritas78 February 13, 2011 at 8:50 pm

For entirely different reasons than anyone at CPAC, Ron Paul is the only entry on that list that I could vote for, except "other."

VinnyThePooh February 13, 2011 at 9:19 pm

A diluted field of opportunists riding on the scooter of misdirected rage, all pitching the same Nuttier Than He/She platform.
This is gonna be fun.

transfatz February 13, 2011 at 10:35 pm

A deluded field of opportunists…

Wait..what? February 13, 2011 at 9:49 pm

And Ron Paul didn't! stay flat

Wait..what? February 13, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Wait, if this poll is "rarely predictive" isn't it actually quite predictive for the winner? I.e. the winner does not win the real primary/election? Sounds like tough nuts Paultards!

Maybe we won't be needing the General (Nick Carr?) back after all come primary time.

i_like_tigers February 14, 2011 at 3:09 am

239th. Gawd. No one will read this. I'm watching Client 9 Spitzer-thing, cool.

peterferns February 14, 2011 at 5:00 am

Man, I can't believe this

bagofmice February 14, 2011 at 6:31 am

Oh my, an IP address. You mean an IPV4 address, what with all of the classicism and Network Address Translation after being assigned to a load balancer, after passing through the policies in say, an F5 Global Traffic Manager device, for example? A truly frightening idea from someone who hides behind a subnet mask…

glamourdammerung February 13, 2011 at 5:11 am

I thought the main Paultard "skill" (other than impotent rage) was cutting and pasting?

Sparky_McGruff February 13, 2011 at 8:22 am

At least some of them were quite prolific in making the lame stenciled signs.

PresBeeblebrox February 13, 2011 at 6:35 pm

And radio-controlled blimps.

Dudleydidwrong February 13, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Got the same message. I guess they only teach them a few words at a time, just after they go through the "bye-bye" stage.

Terry February 13, 2011 at 9:37 pm

I'm not 16. Takes more than "following" my posts here to freak me out. Waiting in a long line with an armful of clothes and discovering as I reach the register that I don't have my coupon….THAT freaks me out. People with too many items in the express line at the grocery store get under my skin. Internet trolls, not so much.

Chet Kincaid February 13, 2011 at 10:15 pm

How are you guys getting private messages through intensedebate?

HistoriCat February 14, 2011 at 1:48 pm

It's such a cute widdle troll …

not that Dewey February 13, 2011 at 7:58 pm

That's probably a safe policy. You wouldn't want them garbling the talking points.

not that Dewey February 13, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Imminent tax lien on my house => freaks me out.

A coworker finished the coffee and didn't make more => gets under my skin.

Internet trolls…I think we're on the same page.

glamourdammerung February 13, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Drinking a gallon of bleach would really "get under my skin".

Just putting that out there.

trampndirtdown February 13, 2011 at 11:15 pm

He followed me for about three weeks, then got tired and quit I guess. I think it might have helped that I ignored him.

not that Dewey February 13, 2011 at 10:34 pm

Search me. I still want to know what Jukesgrrl's said that was so creepy.

Fucking IntenseDebate. How does it work?

PristineODummy February 14, 2011 at 5:04 pm

almirah, alcalde, alameda …

not that Dewey February 15, 2011 at 8:02 am

Indeed, you are correct.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albuquerque#Etymolog

The orginal Spanish town name was derived from Abu-al-Qurq, which means either "father of the cork oak" (according to wiki-wakki), or "town of the Christians and Jews", according to AP. Take your pick. I don't speak Moorish.

Jukesgrrl February 14, 2011 at 8:50 pm

He thanked me, too, for sharing my IP address and then followed up with some description of how he was targeting people with p scores under 100 so we would really notice that he was having an "effect." It was just the notion I was being "targeted" that was creepy. I don't really care what my p score is and I certain am not going to follow him in return, so it's no big deal, I just don't like the idea that someone who crows about being intolerant "following" me. One of the many reasons I don't use Facebook.

BTW, in response I'm almost always upfisting everyone who now has p numbers below 100. Just because.

not that Dewey February 14, 2011 at 9:23 pm

algorithm, algebra, Aldebran

not that Dewey February 14, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Upfisting, following, and replying. That's the way to go. Our comrades will never know who did the fisting, but the latter two have more effect on p-score than fisting, anyway. (firefox spellchecker objects to the words "fisting" and "firefox")

You're probably wise not to use fb, if you have no compelling reason to do so. For me, I have no other way of keeping in contact with my sister. She's one of those text-only, won't-return-calls types.

It's probably less creepy now that you know he did it to all of us. There was an uber-thread today wherein everyone group-confessed to having been followed by this ineffectual.

Chet Kincaid February 15, 2011 at 9:54 am

I'm still not seeing how this person can send you a message in your private email unless you have put an email address out in public on your intensedbate profile, or you are using your intensedebate name somewhere else on the Web that's associated to an email address. Otherwise, they'd have to hack intensedebate to get your email or IP address. I've got a wingtard follower as well, but got no messages from him/her.

not that Dewey February 15, 2011 at 7:59 am

There is some controversy around the second spelling. The city was "founded by" Don Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, the 8th Duke of Alburquerque. (although the region already had plenty of occupants) The extra "r" was eventually dropped from the name of the city.

At the time of the city's 300th anniversary (2007), there was a movement to return to the original spelling. Charges of racism swirled around, as Anglos didn't like the other "r" being reintroduced into the name, because they thought it was a Mexican conspiracy, and the Puebloans objected to a proposed statue of Don Juan de Onate, the "Butcher of the Pueblo Revolt" being erected to mark the occasion. It was eventually decided that both spellings are acceptable, and there would be no statue.
http://hispanic7.com/albuquerque_hispanics_prepar
http://www.sacredroad.org/forum/print.php?id=231

Angry_Marmot February 15, 2011 at 7:26 pm

And with your little finger out you've got the Leelanau, my favorite place in the state before the Chicago millionaires bought it up.

Jukesgrrl February 16, 2011 at 12:37 am

He's not sending me PRIVATE messages. Just thru IntenseD. After I wrote here yesterday, I got that one from him about the What I don't understand is why Ken can't give him the banhammer. Why is he allowed on here if he doesn't do anything except remove p? I never see any posts under the name "Liberal = Intolerant." I suppose he's not capable of composing one that wouldn't get all thumbs down from everyone here.

Jukesgrrl February 16, 2011 at 12:39 am

Yes, I am relieved to know I'm not the only one. Especially since I've now received more than one message from the jerk. Thanks.

Chet Kincaid February 16, 2011 at 9:24 am

Well, pardon my denseness (density?), but I still don't understand how he can send you messages through intensedebate other than as comments that get posted publicly on Wonkette or elsewhere. I have not seen any functionality in intensedebate that allows sending messages to other users that are not public comments. Would somebody please explain how that's possible, and where intensedebate has buried that feature??

Jukesgrrl February 16, 2011 at 4:05 pm

If you sign up to "follow" a fellow ID user, there's a place on the sign-up to send them a message. The standard message just says something like,"I'm following you," but apparently it can be customized, because I've been told twice that this particular person is "following" me, and each time the message was entirely different. Other than the content, the message just comes in the same form in which we get replies to our comments, via the E-mail address we provided to ID. I'm sure he doesn't actually know my E-mail address, but he could reach me/you/us anytime with a comment either by replying to one of our comments (which would also be public) or by signing up to follow someone, which goes only to the followee and is not public.

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