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Corporate wart Paul Ryan had town hall attendees arrested after they interrupted him during his speech to ask questions about why he is trying to murder Medicare, old people, sunshine, etc. Uh, because those things are fun if you are a sociopath? OFF TO THE COMMUNIST GULAGS WITH YOU THEN. But these were paying attendees, Paul Ryan, isn’t that what the ticket price was for? Ryan declined to hold a single townhall open to the public during the recess but instead charged constituents $15, presumably because he was tired of being yelled at at no cost to voters. Perhaps a refund is in order?
Paul Ryan held his PPV town hall event at Klemmer’s Banquet Hall in Milwaukee. When some protesters who had paid their $15 stood up and asked him questions about jobs and the Bush tax cuts, Ryan not only had them kicked out. He also had three of them arrested.
The protesters got involved when Rep. Ryan tried to claim that our job crisis is directly related to our debt crisis. One person stood up and asked, “Our debt is out of control because of the tax cuts you’re giving…Our unemployment in 2003 was 6.2% before the tax cuts went through. Now our unemployment rate is 9.1%. What are you doing to create jobs, Congressman?”

This lady was shown the door. She was soon followed by another gentleman. Another woman stood up while Ryan was speaking and said, “You won’t talk to us. How can we give our opinions when you refuse to talk to us?” I think you can probably guess what happened to her. When someone stood up in the back and asked, “Where are the jobs, Ryan?” He mentioned corporations, and was escorted out.

In Paul Ryan’s New Capitalism, everyone is hereby ordered to pay their money quietly. All customer complaints are referred to nowhere, lousy ingrates. [PoliticsUSA]

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  • MittsHairHelmet

    I thought this was America.

    • GunToting[Redacted]

      You so FUNNY!

    • Hera Sent Me

      It is. And it's what America will be like all over if Ryan and his Randian henchmen succeed in disenfranchising enough Americans and bamboozling enough of those they deign to let vote.

      If they don't Go Galt, they plan to Go Medieval.

    • freakishlywrong

      It is. The rusting city on the pills.

    • SorosBot

      It is, the American Empire that we still like to pretend is a republic where citizens have rights, like they did in Rome for a time after their transition to Empire; or the Galactic Empire before Palpatine officially declared the end of the Old Republic.

    • arihaya

      It was. Past tense.

    • DashboardBuddha

      It is…the Corporate States of America

    • OneDollarJuana

      Weren't you paying attention during the Bush Years (TM)? Free Speech Zones, denial of access, profiling, tazing, arrests, beatings, etc. All SOP for the right wing now.

    • blueflowers

      Mitt's Helmet is so confusing with those silver sideburns. It looks like he shaved them off completely like Don Mattingly in that Simpsons episode. Though I wouldn't be surprised if he were taking orders directly from Mr. Burns.

  • Major Thom

    "Corporate wart Paul Ryan had town hall attendees arrested after they interrupted him during his speech to ask questions about why he is trying to murder Medicare, old people, sunshine, etc."

    I think "murder" is a little strong. How about "screw up the ass"?

  • OC_Surf_Serf

    Silly protesters…$15??
    You gotta pay millions for Paul Ryan or any of the Republicans to hear you…

    • LesBontemps

      Yeah, 15 bucks is way too cheap to buy a congressman. It's like those guys who sell "Rolex" watches on blankets on the sidewalk. "If it sounds too good to be true .. "

    • mrpuma2u

      15 dollars just covers the "no billy clubs to the privates" option. If you want them to actually listen the fees are much higher.

  • memzilla

    Say, you know which other right-wing political demagogue liked to have dissenters removed and arrested… ?

    • Moonbatting Average

      Joe Arapio?

    • baconzgood

      Dick Cheney?

    • mereoblivion

      Macbeth?

      • Come here a minute

        All of them? Katie?

    • RadioEnron9/11

      Joe McCarthy?

    • George W. Bush.
      ~

      • AlterNewt

        Cardinal Richelieu?

    • The Rolling Stones?

      • horsedreamer_1

        The GOP's security at the convention in Tampa will make Altamont look like a tea party.

    • SorosBot

      Rupert Murdoch?

      • WunkRocker

        FDR (bonus army)

        • Doktor Zoom

          Nahh, FDR got the second bonus army to decamp by promising them jerbs and benefits. It was Herbert Hoover who sent a bright young fellow named George MacArthur to crush them. He liked crushing rabble-rousers.

    • John McCain?

    • Torquemada?

      • arihaya

        no body expects ..

        • AJWjr.

          Face it, you can't Torquemada anything!

    • valgal2342

      Stalin?

    • flamingpdog

      15 replies and none of them are Hitler??? Is this really Wonkette or just a European look-alike?

      • memzilla

        Erm… snark off, but the whole idea of this game is to lead off with a question whose obvious answer is Hitler, but to not actually say Hitler. It's a Godwin's Law thing.

    • anniegetyerfun

      Barack Obama?

    • Not_So_Much

      Roseanne Barr?

    • mumbly_joe

      Herman Cain's superhero, Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte?

    • Nothingisamiss

      Scott Walker?

    • Ansnarkist

      Security guards who taze brahs?

  • skoalrebel

    Listen, you elitist fucks! Crazy times call for crazy measures[spit]! Cicero warned Cuiusvis hominis est errare; nullius nisi insipientis, in errore perservae. We have a Kenyan communist mooselimb nigger in the White House, so I say it's high time for America to get its freak on, baby! [spit] And what better way to do it than by arresting people who hate FREEDOM!!! USA! USA!

    • I like "mooselimb".

      • Doktor Zoom

        I like the idea of SkoalRebel quoting Cicero (spit).

        • skoalrebel

          I respect all of the Founders: Cicero, Jesus, Washington, and Reagan. [spit]

          • FraAnima

            And Lynyrd Skynyrd.

          • DaRooster

            Ahem… that's

            Skynyrd!

          • LesPaultard

            Where would Chicago be without Cicero?

      • flamingpdog

        Thank you!

    • Neilist_Returns

      You Communist Pinko Liberal SkUM:

      The best Cicero quote is the shortest.

      After he had the Catiline Conspirators executed by strangulation (albeit illegally), Cicero responded to an inquiry as to their status with one word:

      "Vlxerunt." ("They have lived,')

      ::::Sigh:::

      They really knew how to give speeches in those days,

      Neiilst
      Wonkette's Fireams & The Roman Republic Department

  • baconzgood

    "Why should I answer questions from the people that vote for me?"

    -Paul Ryan-

    • freakishlywrong

      "Or, more importantly, the people who don't."

  • MildMidwesterner

    This story has an interesting twist: Usually the male Republican is arrested after paying to be in the presence of a man, not after a woman has paid to be in the presence of a male Republican.

    • LesBontemps

      That's what makes it news. Otherwise, "Republican has constituents arrested for expressing views" is just another Tuesday.

  • Come here a minute

    President Obama better watch out when he tries to address Paul Ryan in the House chamber. If he says anything about rich people and corporations paying a fair share of taxes, Capitol police will have him in handcuffs before he can say, "good night, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America."

    • WhatTheHolyHeck

      And then Rick Perry will have him executed.

      • gvvt

        Applause line

  • hollywooddood

    Anyone stupid enough to pay 15 bucks to attend a Paul Ryan town hall deserves to be arrested. Jokes on you, Americans!

    • Texan_Bulldog

      He should have charged $1500, then his Koch brother minions could have attended & Ryan could have given them the lap dances they pay for with their 'contributions' (aka payoffs).

  • So this is the Paul Ryan the Beltway pundits cream their shorts over?

    What a turd.
    ~

    • fuflans

      i know right? they talk about him like he's our next lincoln.

      and then the details of his "miracle budget" get shredded by the economist – and other like minded leftist publications.

      • James Michael Curley

        I have been reading The Economist since 1981 or 2 and can't recall a more distainfully themed rebuttal of anything economic compared to their piece on the Ryan budget proposals.

    • Not_So_Much

      One can't help but think this episode will come up again should Eddie Munster try for higher office.

      Surprised he didn't have the foresight to have Pravda and their "security" cover this for him?

  • DaRooster

    This piece of shit is far from an actual person…. he's a… hmm… a Piece of Shit.
    Charging money to ask a fucking question… and then being too much of a pussy to answer them? I would love to bash your face in… yes I would love to.

  • Respitetini

    Leslie Knope is not impressed.

  • Lord Soylent Green Poppinjay does not liketh these questions from the peasants.

  • Respitetini

    And what the fuck were they charged with, "petitioning for the redress of grievances?"

    America, love it or leave it, Ryan.

    • gvvt

      Paul Ryan, love it or leave it, constituents.

      • Ansnarkist

        Paul Ryan, hit it and quit it.

  • For $15 you should, at least, be able to punch him the nose.

    • Limeylizzie

      I would pay more than that to kick him in the cobblers.

      • I don't know what cobblers are but it sounds good to me as long as you are wearing pointy shoes.

        • Limeylizzie

          Cockney rhyming slang for “balls” , cobblers awls = balls then drop the rhyming portion.

          • GunToting[Redacted]

            For the LIFE of me, I'll never understand CRS… Are the youths issued a manual or something?

          • Limeylizzie

            My Granny was a Cockney,born within the sound of Bow Bells , so I grew up with it. A lot of it has Yiddish in it because it all started so the police wouldn't know what the crooks were talking about and the East End was heavily Jewish back in the day.

          • Hey Lizzie, let's tell about CRS and "Bristol" in the next Palin post.
            It'll blow their minds!

          • Limeylizzie

            Bristol cities FTW..

    • Ducksworthy

      For $30 can I kick him in the nutz?

  • AlterNewt

    Never trust anyone who says "Luncheon".

    • Everyone knows that there is no such thing as a $15 lunch.

    • OneDollarJuana

      Besides, Ryan's goons have truncheons. And probably stoke their head-bashing fires with a few passes by the puncheon. And after luncheon they can have a nuncheon while leaning on the scuncheon.

  • V572 T-Blow

    What does that nasty old 1st Amendment say again? Oh yeah: "Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech…or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

    See, Ryan didn't make a law — he just threw those lousy grievance-redressers out of the Rotary meeting. No problem!

  • Mojopo

    Next time they should pay $20 to crap on the tables and leave.

  • SorosBot

    They should have shown their displeasure in a reasonable manner, like by bringing guns to the meeting then screaming "SOCIALISM!" at the top of their lungs.

    • Yeah, I wouldn't know who the hell would do that. In US America, the wingnuts are reasonable and smart and athletic and educated and worldly and actually none of the things I previously mentioned.

  • baconzgood

    Unrelated to the post.

    BACONZGOOD GOT HIS INTERN YESTERDAY!!!! She isn't the person I wanted but….Well I didn't fill out the proper paperwork to HR. However, she was at the top 3 of the people I interviewed until I got bored interviewing stupid idealist collage students (5 all told) who are going to be my personal slave. Her first order of business yesterday: "Mz. Baconz Jr…..get me some lentil soup and poi!!!" And dammed if this chick didn't have her head screwed on so straight she found it!!! Poi?!?!

    I can't wait to train her in office vandalism and snark. She's like a piece of clay waiting to be molded into a little Baconzgood cubicle terrorist!

    If only she was a little bit taller so she could grab the florescent lights on the ceiling…I wanna do "something" with those but it's best to keep my fingerprints off the exhibits (cause they will be, with some success, entered into evidence at some point).

    • OC_Surf_Serf

      Once had a really short intern…was nuts over her.

    • Callyson

      Good to hear that there is hope for the youth of today…have fun!

    • Congratulations! Renaming them right away is a very good practice.

      My favorite fun with an engineering intern moment was asking if he had made the twisted wire pairs clockwise or counterclockwise because, as you know, we are in the northern hemisphere. The look on his face as he thought about that was so enjoyable in a sadistic kind of manner. Good times!

      Poi? UR evil.

      • baconzgood

        I'm impressed that she found a hawaiian restaurant.

      • proudgrampa

        Your story of the twisted wire pairs reminded me of my first job as a cable installation supervisor in a telephone central office. It can be hot, dirty work and the crew members are usually not the brightest bulbs in the chandelier. Anyway, new employees on my crews were told to go to another crew in the building and ask to borrow a can of "cable slack." That crew, in turn, would send him to another crew and so on. Usually, they would figure it out quickly, but one guy actually walked through the entire 7-story building looking for "cable slack."

        Talk about good times!

        But the twisted wire thing is elegant!

        • James Michael Curley

          Another was telling the new guy to get 'punch down gloves' and specifying the 'well padded ones' or else they may hurt their hands. Ma Bell would sent these guys to school for three months but they would never fail to believe you.

          • proudgrampa

            Oh, man. That was funny. I totally forgot about the punch down gloves!

            There were so many great jokes in those days. Too bad the CWA wasn't as good a union as it was a group of joke writers.

          • Lascauxcaveman

            When I was the brewer at a big brewpub in OR, every time they hired on a new busboy or waitress, the head chef used to always send them back to the brewhouse with an empty pail to get him "a bucket of steam."

        • AlterNewt

          "Frequency grease"

      • DaRooster

        In school we used to love to make the Freshmen in the Auto Shop class tool-room get us the Muffler Bearing remover… or of course the Left-Handed Monkey Wrench.

      • AJWjr.

        I am left-handed. ScotchLoks are right-handed. I had to adapt or die. When I move to a certain equator-adjacent nation, I'll probably have to learn all over again…

    • I only wished you worked in the theatre, where the number one assignment for interns is to fuck all the live long day.

    • "If only she was a little bit taller …"

      Interns are only 3/5s of a person. It's in the Constitution. Just ask any TP'er.

    • Not_So_Much

      Intern? So she's putting that quarter-million dollar Phd. to good use then? Well played.

    • Nothingisamiss

      Unbelievably, I was wondering about the baconz intern just the other day…..true story.

  • RadioEnron9/11

    I guess some people like their representatives smug and self-assured and fascist.

    • Guppy06

      Majorities of people across the country, apparently, by looking at Congress as a whole

  • V572 T-Blow

    Lobbyists pay good money to talk to Ryan. No reason constituents shouldn't do the same.

  • What is the problem? Everyone knows that 15$ doesn't cover the costs of renting a congressman for 10 seconds. Liberals…

  • freakishlywrong

    Herman Muenster wouldn't have been such a fascist Brownshirt, Ryan. With apologies to Herman Muenster. Now, how do we rid our country of these minority bullying Nazis?

  • Sue4466

    Charging for entrance to your "townhalls"
    Having constituents arrested for asking the wrong questions.

    Thank God the Tea Partiers are on the side of "real people" and "regular folks" or imagine what they'd do.

    • freakishlywrong

      They also revere the Constitushun. Except all of the parts they don't revere.

      • Doktor Zoom

        What does Paul revere?

        • Geminisunmars

          You are so wryan.

        • Sue4466

          copper pots?

          • Nothingisamiss

            Totally got it, +1.

          • Sue4466

            Thank you. Apparently nothingamiss misses nothing!

        • gvvt

          Those Freedom Bells

  • Callyson

    How charming, the protesters telling Ryan he should be ashamed of himself. Didn't they get the memo that Republicans have no shame? It's an official requirement for entry into the party.

    • Sue4466

      But in exchange you get an ability to cling to entirely contradictory beliefs without your head exploding. Decry the federal stimulus while taking federal stimulus monies. Saying you're for small government while trying to control every woman's decision to procreate. Being opposed to welfare unless it's for corporations. Praying to Jesus while doing everything you can to make life miserable for the poor.

  • I have an idea for movie about a '40s Sinatra/Connick-esque crooner who is secretly a psychopathic killer. Ryan would be perfect. Or maybe Aaron Rodgers.

    • walterhwhite

      Huh? Aaron Rodgers is way cute!

  • samsuncle

    It was all fun and games when the teabaggers were doing this to dems but not so much when it happens to asshole repubs like Ryan.

    • freakishlywrong

      Que: the "Hoffa outrage".

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      That was Freedumb of Speech. This is harassment and being a public nuisance.
      The difference is obvious, really — just ask Paul Ryan. Oh, wait…

    • Sue4466

      Though, can I point out that if the Dems had responded the same way during the "summer of outrage" over healthcare, there would be screaming on the teevee about how undemocratic the Democrats were being. On this, barely a peep. It's like we so expect the GOP to be evil, it passes without comment.

      Democrats fall all over themselves to apologize for the most minor thing–even when it's not actually something they did or even wrong. The GOP wipes their asses with the Constitution, and then asks for the Declaration of Independence to blow their noses on, and just like it's their birthright. You could almost admire their chutzpah if it weren't completely ruining the country.

      • Doktor Zoom

        It would have been Liberal Fascism. Now it's merely Law and Order.

  • An_Outhouse

    All those Soshalist Obama FEMA camps are going to come in handy for storing these lumps of human flesh trying to speak truth and not truthiness.

  • kissawookiee

    It costs less to visit Ryan than it costs to visit a bona fide criminal in Arizona? Eddie Munster gonna have to step up his game if he doesn't wanna lose his street cred.

    • costs less to visit Ryan than it costs to visit a bona fide criminal in Arizona

      I'd thought of that too, but couldn't pull it together and wrap into snark. Well played!

    • AJWjr.

      But he's going for repeat business. In AZ, it's a once only tax fee.

  • Allmighty_Manos

    CNN Editor: A rowdy congressional town hall meeting! Get a cameraman there quick. Who are they protesting?
    CNN Reporter: Paul Ryan.
    CNN Editor: He's a Republican. So these aren't Tea Party protestors?
    CNN Reporter: No.
    CNN Editor: Scratch that, let's just bring in some no name GOP flack to talk about Rick Perry again.

    • fuflans

      oh man, you just made me very sad.

  • hagajim

    The funny (sad) thing is that these asswipes keep doing this kind of brownshirt thug bullshit and the stupid American people keep voting for them. If I had to pay to bitch at a Congressman (or to even ask him a question) I'd never vote for that dick again – I don't give a shit what party they are from (since they are all owned by the Corporations anyway)….but you ought to at least keep up the sham that you represent the people who actually vote. DICKS!

    • pdiddycornchips

      Yes they do. I have a theory. It goes as follows. Stupid people have babies and those babies grow up to be even stupider. It's a vicious cycle. The stupid gene continues to be passed along and soon there are millions upon millions of idiots. This describes America circa 2011.

      • Beowoof

        Idiocracy.

  • Mort_Sinclair

    Sadly, the majority of people in his district will reelect him. Whatever.

    • proudgrampa

      I just saw a stat that said over 80 percent of voters are dissatisfied with Congress. The really sad thing is that these same voters will still, overwhelmingly, reelect the incumbents.

      Aah, the Dumbing of America.

      • GunToting[Redacted]

        Yeah, but polls like that are the equivalent of Obama vs. Generic Republican Candidate… People loathe congress, but they like their own rep.

  • EatsBabyDingos

    A New Bill 0f Rights:

    You have the right to do as you are told. You have the right to remain silent, or else. You have the right to…no, we have no rights. North Korea laughs at you Punk Ryan.

  • Ten minutes after I woke up this morning, put my feet on the floor, and realized that my terrible basement room had begun to flood overnight, the phone rings. It was Eric Cantor, just calling to tell me I'm on my own. Asshole.

  • Just give 'em the miranda warning before they sit down to the rubber chicken.

  • Sounds like we need a Second Amendment solution to a First Amendment problem.

    • But but but but but it's only for Wingnuts, not wussy pansy ass liebruls

      • freakishlywrong

        I thought we were dangerous left wing radicals? Thugs?

  • valgal2342

    Best campaign ad material against Ryan evah! Just called his office, that was fun!

  • pinkocommi

    Terrorists inspire fear and anger in Paul Ryan. Those question-asking protesters inspired fear and anger in Paul Ryan. Ergo, those protesters are terrorists.

  • Doktor Zoom

    If he were an Arizona congresscritter, you might have to pay a $25 "background check fee" to see him.

  • Chichikovovich

    They forgot to put on Koch brothers masks before asking their questions.

  • arihaya

    What a dick. He is going like Gaddafi, but worse.

    At least Gaddafi has a crazy but entertaining sense of fashion.

  • Redhead

    Well, the good news is that while they're in prison for disrupting the peace or whatever trumped up charge, they'll have a job (cleaning up trash on the side of the road or making license plates for 2 cents an hour, but a job!)

    • zhubajie

      Perhaps they can meet some other revolutionaries and dissidents in prison ….

  • widestanceshakedown

    What crime gets made part of one's "permanent record" from being arrested for asking a congressman a question? At a townhall. With a cover charge.

    What is that crime called?

    • "Loving America Too Much".

    • fuflans

      the 'get them out of the door so i don't have to answer questions' charge.

    • Dudleydidwrong

      "Droit du seigneur"

    • gvvt

      (National) Socialism

  • DashboardBuddha

    Apparently the protesters forgot to pick up the accepted question flier at the door.

    "Ronald Reagan – great president or greatest president ever?"
    and a follow up – "When will we carve Reagan's image on Mount Rushmore".

    "How are you holding up?"

    "Are the Koch brothers as nice in person as they seem to be?

    "Why does Obama hate America?"

    • freakishlywrong

      Don't forget "Ponzi Scheme" It's already been mainstreamed. Our precious safety nets; the things that truly made us exceptional, are now simply Ponzi Schemes.

  • Terry

    Ryan's concept of freedom is….uh…..unique.

  • El Pinche

    If you need some one on one time with Ryan without being arrested, then dress up like a fat bloated old honkey in a suit. Tell him your last name is Koch, and Ryan will drop to his knees and proceed to drain your balsac.

  • prommie

    Again, when will it happen? When do we start with the pitchforks and torches?

    • fuflans

      not soon enough prommie, not soon enough.

  • __kth__

    Actually Ryan missed an opportunity. If, instead of silently and impassively watching while his goons ejected the constituents, he had hectored and berated them, asked if they were "on welfare", "why do you think you're entitled to my money?", etc., a Draft Paul Ryan petition would have a million teatard signatures on it by now.

    • pdiddycornchips

      That's true. Teabaggers understand instinctively, the only way we can remain a nation dedicated to freedom is to arrest people who speak their mind.

    • Dudleydidwrong

      I'm surprised he didn't refer to them all as "macaca."

  • Ryan should stop pussyfooting around and just shoot constituants who ask annoying questions…. That'll show them!!

  • HelmutNewton

    America: Of the corporations, by the corporations and for the corporations.

  • EatsBabyDingos

    Paul, Paul, Paul, only $15.00? Next time charge $2500, and see how many unemployed constituents show up. What a piker! Course, I'd like to see him foisted upon his own Georgia Pike.

    And what about the thug cops? Were they singing "So look for the Union Label, because then you'll know, whose ass to kick."

  • Arresting people is awfully labor-intensive and logistically inconvenient. Surely there must be some kind of solution to this problem that can help us achieve finality.

    • prommie

      Don't need a cure. . . .

  • You know who else arrested protesters at Beer Hall Town Hall meetings?

  • ttommyunger

    When are we going to learn to play hard AND smart? What you do is, pay your $15, eat your meal and chuckle just loud enough for him to hear you every time he gives oral birth to a fresh turd. It will unnerve the speaker to a fair-thee-well and piss off the faithful. Just keep it almost under your breath and apologize profusely when called on it. Tell them you thought he was joking. Even the cops will look like the total shit-shills they are if they cuff somebody for chuckling.

  • Goonemeritus

    I don’t remember Tea Party members being arrested when they did the same exact thing. Not only were they intentionally obstructive they were unreservedly directed to be so by Dick Army. I am most disappointed in the news media for not covering this like they did the town halls 2 years ago.

  • DaRooster

    Ya know how many of them I would punch in the face for $15?

    (Go ahead… there is only one answer here)

    • Come here a minute

      In what respect, Charlie?

  • fuflans

    i was going to post something snarky about paul ryan putting himself thru college with social security survivor benefits, but i'll just go with:

    Ryan briefly worked during college for the Oscar Mayer meat and cold cut production company as a Wienermobile driver.

    instead.

    • James Michael Curley

      I knew a guy who did that. He had to drive 'Little Oscy' or some similar named obnoxious midget around to the grammer schools to visit the kids.

  • KeepFnThatChicken

    I don't know what the problem is here. The free markets determine the price people needed to pay to get in.

    FREE ENTERPRISE OR BUST. KENYAN ECONOMICS ARE DEAD!

  • anniegetyerfun

    Did he have them arrested using the socialist American police force, or a private (corporate) citizen brigade?

  • Isyaignert

    These Republicon douchebags need to be shown the door at the next election and people have to turn out in huge numbers so the fukkers can't steal it – which is their speciality. I am so fukking sick of them acting like WE work for THEM. Little corporate toadie piece of chit rat basturds unAmerican muthafukkers.

  • Members of Congress formerly had constituents. Now they have paying customers.

    True progress.

  • Eve8Apples

    15 bucks will get your sorry peasant ass in the door. If you want to speak to His Royal Highness, it will cost you at least $150K.

  • Doesn't America know yet that the first reaction that we middle age white guys are going to give is HOSTILITY?

    I mean, with all the issues threatening us today, don't we have a right to be, you know, DEFENSIVE about our Old Testament-given rights?

    So remember, the next time a middle age white guy, assisted by slightly younger white guys with shades and shaved heads, has you arrested, just cut 'em a little slack and consider how much pressure they're under to make God's Will a reality, OK?

  • Wonderthing

    "Ve haff vays of making you not talk."

  • OH_Progressive

    How is it that a U.S. Congressman can charge a fee for his "townhall" meeting? Was it officially billed as a fundraiser? If not it sure smacks of something akin to a poll tax. Also, what jurisdiction does a U.S. Rep have in issuing arrest orders? This reminds me of the fall of Rome – entertain the masses with mindless entertainment to distract them from the crumbling society around them. Do you think Rome had their own Kardashians?

    • AJWjr.

      Do you think Rome had their own Kardashians?
      See Comicus.

    • James Michael Curley

      The Kardashians didn't attack Rome. They attacked the Deep Space Station circling Bajor.

  • lulzmonger

    AMERIKA 2.0 = Freedom Of Speech has now been replaced with Freedom Of Impact, Freedom Of High Voltage & Freedom Of Bleeding Profusely.

    That's a 3-for-1 deal, folks!

  • Nipsey

    Only Rethuglycants would charge for entry to a "town hall meeting", and only other Rethugs would pay to get into one.

  • Tundra Grifter

    I guess those silly citizens don't know that if you want to yell and shout at members of Congress during a townhall, you first must place your birth certificate into a Baggie, and then wave it around as you scream.

    It also helps to be wearing a red dress, but that is not mandatory.

  • owhatever

    Ryan replied, "Jobs? I have a job. All my friends have jobs and they are super rich. So after you get out of jail, go to hell."

  • mumbly_joe

    I'm actually wondering what pretext they possibly could have been arrested under.

    It's not tresspassing, because they had permission to be there (a hilarious consequence of charging admission, actually). It's not disorderly conduct, because it's on private property. It wasn't resisting arrest, because they didn't take advantage of the opportunity to beat them down. Let's go with… parading without a permit, maybe?

  • glamourdammerung

    Another triumph of limited government!

    Though I wonder what outright lies conservatives are going to come up with to justify arresting folks for hurting Representative Ryan's fragile widdle feelings with their own screaming demands for "small government".

  • zappadoo76

    The good news is that well-informed, articulate working class people are openly resisting "austerity."

  • glamourdammerung

    I am assuming that Paul Ryan clear agrees that teabaggers throwing tantrums in town halls should be jailed after being roughed up by the cops and that the same goes for members of Congress acting like retards during President Obama's addresses to them.

  • a_pink_poodle

    That's why I'm considering moving someplace with a bit more freedom. Like Singapore!

  • lochnessmonster

    Paul Ryan: you speak only when you are spoken to. I don't care if you paid to participate.

  • Rotundo_

    They're still lusting after Ryan as presidential material in these parts. Think of the legends this will spawn: Washington and the cherry tree, Lincoln splitting rails, Ryan charging his constituents 15 bucks for rubber chicken and throwing their asses out the door when they dare ask a question. Of course by then our chinese overlords will be summarily executing anyone with the balls to ask for an extra bowl of rice before starting their second 8 hour shift building cheap shitty plastic crap for WalMart to peddle in Beijing.

  • HolyCow!!

    Just like a Republican to want government intervention/bailout when he can't handle the situation.

    Socialism at its finest.

  • ducdebrabant

    Remember when the Tea Partiers disrupted all the town hall meetings a couple of years ago, how Republicans like Ryan cheered them as heroes?

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