GAY OLD PARTY  10:51 pm November 8, 2011

Maine GOP Warns Voter Registration Is Evil Homosexual Plot

by Kirsten Boyd Johnson

This campaign ad was obviously not designed by a gay man.The loony hillbillies of the Maine GOP have had a hard time convincing residents to back them in their opposition to a statewide referendum measure that would permit Election Day voter registration, so their latest strategy has them running ads ominously informing the citizenry IN SCREAMING ALL CAPS that anyone who supports the measure, known as “Question 1,” is in fact a flaming member of Team Homo, because voting rights are super gay. Real heterosexuals hate democracy.

More on this homophobic weirdness from the Sun Journal:

The chairman of the Maine Republican Party is defending a print advertisement that singles out a gay rights’ group’s involvement in the effort to retain Election Day registration.

GOP Chairman Charlie Webster said the ad, which was circulated by more than 25 community newspapers, was designed to “educate” the public about EqualityMaine, one of the advocacy groups involved in the coalition that wants to retain the state’s 38-year-old EDR law. However, members of the coalition say the ad is designed to mobilize opponents of same-sex marriage and marks yet another example of Webster and EDR opponents’ attempts to distract voters from the real issue of Question 1.

Oh those crafty homosexuals, “first they came to redecorate,” etc. [Sun Journal via TPM]

 
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ibwilliamsi November 8, 2011 at 10:53 pm

This from the fuckers who have been actively recruiting voters in the churches for the past 35 years. How much money did they spend on that?

SorosBot November 8, 2011 at 11:01 pm

And unlike sexual orientation, being a churchgoer actually is a lifestyle choice.

Cash4HoboBeans November 9, 2011 at 12:12 am

Methinks going to church can be an indication of sexual orientation–if you're a Catholic priest, at least

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 12:56 am

Yes. You don't have to *do* anything to be gay, but in order to be a churchgoer, you have to — surprise! — go to fucking church.

These people are so fucking hateful, that I can't WAIT till they've extinguished their contribution to the gene pool and died the ignominous death they deserve.

Callyson November 9, 2011 at 1:03 am

And how much *didn't* they have to pay in taxes on that money?

Terry November 9, 2011 at 8:27 am

…and why do those churches retain their tax free status?

DaRooster November 9, 2011 at 9:38 am

It cost them $52 per year… $1 every Sunday… cheap Bastards.

memzilla November 8, 2011 at 10:56 pm

I'm straight, but I know that Team Homo throws the best election afterparties.

flamingpdog November 8, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Are you from Annapolis?

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 12:56 am

Well … yeah.

poncho_pilot November 9, 2011 at 4:25 am

Team Homo wouldn't have Rick Scott as a DJ.

BaldarTFlagass November 9, 2011 at 7:52 am

With the most tasteful decorations, as well…

Ramon X November 9, 2011 at 9:37 am

The best wedding reception I ever went to…

GOPCrusher November 9, 2011 at 1:17 pm

But how many times in a row can you dance to YMCA?

Indiepalin November 8, 2011 at 10:56 pm

And let's not forget to vote out those lesbian rino Maine senators: Susan Collins and Oympia Dukakis.

V572625694 November 8, 2011 at 11:22 pm

Ha ha, you mean "Olympia Snowe," who sounds like some sort of ice goddess but is actually from Brooklyn or some damn place.* And Collins has Diane Rehm's Disease which it isn't appropriate to make fun of except for the fact that as a US Senatorette your job is to talk, and having that kind of herky-jerky hitch in your oratorial gitalong is like being a one-legged placekicker, if you know what I mean.
________________
* Well I just checked and she's actually from Maine so never mind.

Indiepalin November 8, 2011 at 11:24 pm

No, I want Olympia Dukakis and her elderly nympho persona to get voted off the show "Bored to Death".

V572625694 November 8, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Couldn’t get “into” that show. Too “droll” or “something.”

Geminisunmars November 8, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Leave Olympia Dukakis alone!!!! Finally a character I can relate to!

Nostrildamus November 9, 2011 at 12:33 am

I think "Dukakis" was what Herman Cain told Sharon Bialek.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 12:57 am

Sometimes I really, really want to bitchslap Susan Collins, though.

V572625694 November 9, 2011 at 1:07 am

Really more for her DINO/RINO vacillation than her odd talk. Yes being a swing vote allows her to harvest much personal glory, air time, and pork for the Pine Tree State, but it’s pretty ugly when you just see it like that.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 1:24 am

Yah. She keeps dipping her toes in the shallows and then playing shitty little games with both sides and with the people of her state. If only Mainiacs weren't quite so Maniacal, they'd break down and find themselves a decent Democrat. But then again, this is the state that elected that revolting pig Paul LePage.

HempDogbane November 8, 2011 at 10:57 pm

This is blatantly unfair in singling out gays. Nazis and Commies also prefer same-day registration.

Lascauxcaveman November 9, 2011 at 1:42 am

LOL. Free elections are so gay.

arihaya November 9, 2011 at 1:48 am

I cant believe they leave out the Muslins !

chicken_thief November 9, 2011 at 12:41 pm

ACORN, the ACLU, and Roe v Wade, too! Also.

GOPCrusher November 9, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Black Panthers too!

memzilla November 8, 2011 at 10:59 pm

Say, you know who else posted screaming all-caps posters just before an election… ?

SorosBot November 8, 2011 at 11:03 pm

AOL?

flamingpdog November 8, 2011 at 11:08 pm

The Warshington D.C. hockey team?

horsedreamer_1 November 9, 2011 at 12:00 am

Washington Nationals mascot Screech, also.

GeorgiaBurning November 9, 2011 at 12:03 am

clevah!

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 1:24 am

You sure do tark funny, pdog.

Mumbletypeg November 8, 2011 at 11:11 pm

"T" ?

ThundercatHo November 8, 2011 at 11:19 pm

KANYE WEST?

Geminisunmars November 8, 2011 at 11:40 pm

New York Post?

BarackMyWorld November 8, 2011 at 11:47 pm

Gaius Baltar?

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 1:25 am

The traitorous little creep.

LowProfileinGA November 9, 2011 at 9:26 am

Not unlike Eric Cantor.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Even looks like him sort-of-kinda, except Gaius Baltar is, of course, handsomer. Eric looks like he was shoving a barbed-wire-sheathed dildo up his rectum all night long till it got stuck and now he can't quite sit down comfortably.

Geminisunmars November 9, 2011 at 12:24 am

Oh DAD, poor Dad

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 12:58 am

Um … I'm gonna go with Hitler, OK?

Negropolis November 9, 2011 at 3:18 am

Hitler, OK? Is that near, like Tulsa or something?

DaRooster November 9, 2011 at 10:18 am

Yeah, but wind blows more often and hotter.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 12:55 pm

You little hellion, just looking to start trouble.

So, you work long hours or something? Because I notice you don't start commenting till pretty late.

GOPCrusher November 9, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Isn't that one of those Sundown Towns were all Jews have to be gone by sundown?

Lionel[redacted]Esq November 9, 2011 at 2:37 am

Needs more surveyors' marks.

Tundra Grifter November 9, 2011 at 9:17 am

Karl Rover?

DaRooster November 9, 2011 at 10:19 am

STEVEN DRAKE
For Class President 1982!

horsedreamer_1 November 9, 2011 at 8:42 pm

THANK ME LATER

chicken_thief November 9, 2011 at 12:49 pm

John Holmes? Oh, wait…. that says "election". I thought it said… ah, never mind.

lefty74 November 8, 2011 at 11:01 pm

Maine be quite a lot like the Ozarks for the hilljacks. Know what they do for Halloween?

Pump kin.

flamingpdog November 8, 2011 at 11:04 pm

But they want nothing to do with those black cats.

flamingpdog November 8, 2011 at 11:01 pm

The ad does not mention Election Day registration. It also doesn't disclose who paid for it. Webster said none of the Maine GOP's campaign material contained a disclosure line, which according to the state's Ethics Commission, is not required by law.

He added that he had a relative who was gay. "How they live their life is none of my business and I have no problem with them being part of the democratic process. It’s just that people have a right to know whose funding this effort, who is involved in this campaign."

I give up. These clowns aren't even trying to make sense any more…

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 1:26 am

They're nuckin' futz. Every time I try to read this shit, my brain shorts out.

chicken_thief November 9, 2011 at 12:50 pm

He shoulda just stuck with "it says in the Bible….".

SorosBot November 8, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Those nefarious gays might actually want the right to be treated the same as everyone else under the law, how horrid!

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 1:27 am

Imagine that, they want HUMAN rights! How dare they think they're HUMAN?

Rick Perry is now frothing all over Pox Ooze about how we need to reinstate DADT. I swear I will stamp his nuts flatter than paper if he tries that shit.

Tundra Grifter November 9, 2011 at 9:18 am

HB:

No, according to the right wing nutz, this is a claim on "special rights."

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 12:52 pm

If any one of those little pishers says doodly to me about it, I swear, I'm gonna grab their tongue, pull it right out of their mouth, and spit on it. What the FUCK is wrong with these people? It's none of their goddamn business who I'm fucking. I'm guessing they're not getting enough, or they wouldn't be so anxious to be sticking their noses up all our underroos.

BigDumbRedDog November 8, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Democracy: the gay agenda. Now we finally know what these MONSTERS are up to!

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 1:28 am

Well, there's that, and champagne brunches, mani/pedis, converting straight people, working out, a two-martini-and-salad lunch, lounging on the beach checking out all the boys pushing a nice basket … a faggot's work is NEVER done!

fuflans November 8, 2011 at 11:09 pm

OH FAIL.
MS FAIL.
PEARCE FAIL.

this almost makes up for the loss of silvio.

Antispandex November 8, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Team Homo…am I supposed to be afraid of that or not? I like to be up to date on all of my fears.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 1:31 am

Depends, hehe. If you like fucking people who have the same configuration you do, no need to be afraid. OTOH, if you normally worry that strange people will anally rape you with barbed-wire-wrapped dildos smothered in HELLFIRE chilli sauce, I'd say don't stop running till you reach Missouri.

chicken_thief November 9, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Hm, a friend of mine is wondering what the safe word is. You know, if he were willing to give that second possibility a try.

Thanks!

~Marcus

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Ai b'leev it's "Michele," hon.

MissTaken November 9, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Green Balloons, of course.

Schmannnity November 8, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Why is the Maine GOP opposed to easier registration? Haven't they heard there are no Blacks in Maine?

Negropolis November 8, 2011 at 11:19 pm

But, didn't you hear? They gots them sneaky Canadans sneaking across the border producing ridicluous amounts of voter freud.

A_Z_0_9_and_ November 9, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Oh, this whole thing is freude-licious, trust me.

chicken_thief November 9, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Team Homo asks that you not diminish their status as the group most feared just because there are no blacks, brownz, muslins, or real live Freddie Krugers in the state. I mean, seriously, how often do the geyhs get to be "Most Feared".

Negropolis November 8, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Kirsten, they'd already called this race when you posted this, I think. Did I miss something?

Barrelhse November 8, 2011 at 11:18 pm

I was beginning to get nervous about the Mainers, happy to see that Common Sense prevailed and the Fascists got a good drubbing.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 1:32 am

The anti-union bill lost in Ohio, and the fetal blob bill in MISSISSIPI! Things are looking GOOD.

GOPCrusher November 9, 2011 at 1:25 pm

The main supporter of the Arizona No-Browns Allowed Law is getting recalled, too. Tea Baggers are blaming it on increasing numbers of illegals crossing the border to vote in the recall election.

ProgressiveInga November 8, 2011 at 11:20 pm

When Election Day Voting is outlawed, only outlaws will be……gay…..?

I'm just as confused as GOP Chairman Charlie!

Negropolis November 8, 2011 at 11:22 pm

So, has anyone made a formal complaint of "shenanigans", yet, on this beautiful November night?

DoktorThompson November 9, 2011 at 12:20 am

I swear to God I'm going to pistol whip the next guy who says, "Shenanigans."

jqheywood November 9, 2011 at 12:55 am

Shenanigans

<runs away>

Negropolis November 9, 2011 at 1:17 am

LOL! I love the word exactly because of how annoying it is.

Chet Kincaid November 9, 2011 at 9:46 am

It's the name of every tacky sports bar in every downtown business district in the Continental United States.

not that Dewey November 9, 2011 at 10:10 am

See, I thought that once an idea like that had been parodied on the Simpsons or in Office Space, it should be off-limits as an actual idea for a real business name. Guess I was wrong.

not that Dewey November 9, 2011 at 10:09 am

In fact, John Kasich extended an extremely gracious concession to his opponents, and didn't even accuse anyone of election fraud. I couldn't believe it.

HistoriCat November 9, 2011 at 11:04 am

Doesn't he have people to cry "election fraud" for him?

ThundercatHo November 8, 2011 at 11:22 pm

Oh, I get it now. Team Homo. So that's what they mean by playing for the other team. Do they sell numbered jerseys and such?

MilwaukeeKent November 8, 2011 at 11:25 pm

Todays GOP: Testing how far you can stretch a fear before it breaks.

TheMightyHaltor November 8, 2011 at 11:52 pm

Looks like they over-stretched.

flamingpdog November 9, 2011 at 12:29 am

How long before they start drumming up fear of stretch Marx?

Guppy November 8, 2011 at 11:38 pm

Complementary sodomy for each newly registered voter! Wriggling around for democracy!

emmelemm November 9, 2011 at 2:03 am

"Excrement!"

NorthStarSpanx November 9, 2011 at 10:36 am

In a sweat-sanity soaked squirmish with Santorum, also.

flamingpdog November 8, 2011 at 11:38 pm

Don't know about Maine, but victory in Ohio.

Geminisunmars November 8, 2011 at 11:43 pm

Multiple upfists for Ohio!!!!

Callyson November 9, 2011 at 1:06 am
Negropolis November 8, 2011 at 11:38 pm

There is a squeaker of a recall going on here in Michigan. In some non-descript district in suburban Flint, reports are out that "family value" conservative Paul "Babby-Daddy" Scott is going to get recalled 50.5% to 49.5%. Please let this be true, lord. This "young gun" is repugnant.

fuflans November 8, 2011 at 11:58 pm

damn. day-em.

tonight's feeling a little like payback for baggers.

Negropolis November 9, 2011 at 12:02 am

Michigan Radio is confirming that the unofficial tally shows Paul losing by 232 votes:

Rick Pluta just called in to say that Michigan State Representative Paul Scott (R-Grand Blanc) has been recalled. Scott conceded defeat saying his campaign did their best, they came up short, and that he will not rule out running again in the future.

Scott is the first sitting state lawmaker to be recalled since 1983.

Oh, happy day! I know this only makes a little dent in their numbers, but it better be a wake-up call. What's notable about this is that this is a pretty solidly red, Republican district. It's also a suburban district, meaning that they are generally not crazy about the GOP on social issues. Let this be a warning to all suburban Republicans in Michigan that there seats are just as vulnerable, next year. There ill-gotten gains are showing themselves for what they are.

horsedreamer_1 November 9, 2011 at 12:01 am

Young gun? Must be 55, at least.

Negropolis November 9, 2011 at 12:05 am

He was an actual young gun. 29 years of age. First elected to the state house two years ago. He was one of those "our blacks are better than their blacks" characters, and apparently a close ally of the governor's.

fuflans November 9, 2011 at 12:10 am

and now he's unemployed.

rock on republicans.

Negropolis November 9, 2011 at 12:18 am

With them having to backtrack on their "License to Bully" bill the other day, and now this, they better back-the-fuck up is all I have to say. All this gay bashing and poor bashing and union bashing better fucking stop, or they better get sneakier about it.

horsedreamer_1 November 9, 2011 at 7:38 am

Black? Republican? Needs a job?

Ron Christie and Michael Steele will go to the mattresses to defend their cable news paychecks, young buck. Step off. Maybe take a job in a warehouse, or something.

flamingpdog November 8, 2011 at 11:48 pm

More good news!

Beers on the house!

Geminisunmars November 8, 2011 at 11:55 pm

They keep trying to pull that "personhood" crap here in Colorado. Grrrr. We've had to vote it down twice so far.

And thanks for the beer. I'll have a double bock.

Dok-cupy Everything November 9, 2011 at 1:22 am

Dear god–this means that gay union abortionists will be able to register to vote on election day.

Negropolis November 9, 2011 at 1:33 am

I take your gay union abortionist and raise you a black muslin lesbian union abortionist.

finallyhappy November 9, 2011 at 6:17 am

Except that I couldn't appear to be black, at a recent protest against an all purpose hate group- I was going to tell the local haters that I was a Muslim Latina lesbian abortion provider.

SorosBot November 8, 2011 at 11:49 pm

Who?

user-of-owls November 8, 2011 at 11:51 pm

I suspect the angry homophobes behind this are suppressing more than just the vote.

Geminisunmars November 9, 2011 at 12:25 am

Do you mean a smile?

SayItWithWookies November 9, 2011 at 12:00 am

Wow, what a crap move. First of all, you have to give garbage like that a week to get around — you don't just blast it to newspapers the day of the election. Second, you get one of your journalist friends to write a piece about how this is all part of some gay agenda and then get a couple other columnists to repeat it as though they heard it from an authoritative source. Thank goodness the Maine GOP are a bunch of rank amateurs.

emmelemm November 9, 2011 at 2:08 am

Randomly and apropos of nothing, I received local campaign postcards/mailers in the mail today. Today! Hello, I don't get home to get the mail until 7 pm at best. And furthermore, our state is ALL vote-by-mail anyway, so I voted a week ago.

Radio99% November 9, 2011 at 2:47 am

Impropaganda?

donner_froh November 9, 2011 at 9:03 am

They are both amateurs and rank. Very rank.

fuflans November 9, 2011 at 12:07 am

so tomorrow we're going to be getting all sorts of media coverage of a sharp turn to the center by america's electorate right?

yeah no, i didn't think so either.

Geminisunmars November 9, 2011 at 12:22 am

Lotsa coverage of voter fraud, maybe.

Radio99% November 9, 2011 at 2:49 am

While the results tonite seem to be good, we must continue to despise and ignore the MSM.

Negropolis November 9, 2011 at 12:11 am

Maybe, it's a little sad, but that Mississippi voted down the personhood amendment with such vigor gives me a bit of hope for this country. I mean, considering that they are probably still drowning women for being witches, down there, this is huge. lol

That said, nothing was sweeter than that blunt-talking, smug bastard Kasich getting absolutely steamrolled for his overreach. Welcome to Ohio, fucker. Today, we are all Ohioans.

fuflans November 9, 2011 at 12:31 am

yes. and what i really want is for fucking mark mardell on bbc to have to admit that not everything is a complete disaster for progressives. at least not today.

that would be sweet.

Guppy November 9, 2011 at 12:50 am

The Mississippi results are enough to make me believe in a widespread librul election fraud conspiracy.

I mean, I could have believed a 51-49 spread either way, but these 60-40 numbers I'm hearing? C'mon, guys! You're supposed to make this shit believable!

poncho_pilot November 9, 2011 at 4:24 am

it'd be funnier if it was a 63-27 split.

BaldarTFlagass November 9, 2011 at 8:45 am

69-31 would be my pick.

huh-huh, I said "69."

Radio99% November 9, 2011 at 2:51 am

Hey isn't Ohio State-Michigan still a few weeks off?

Negropolis November 9, 2011 at 3:22 am

Fuck Michigan. I live in Spartan country. UofM might as well be in North Korea for all I care.

Radio99% November 9, 2011 at 4:18 am

Tx, buddy. I often repeat my joke: Uglier than a Michigan Coed. MSU = OSU.

ThundercatHo November 9, 2011 at 7:48 am

"Today, we are all Ohioans." Yes!! Welcome Wonkateers! Woo-hoo! I've got a bar in my basement, c'mon over and we'll celebrate.

Negropolis November 9, 2011 at 7:57 am

I think that's Ohio's motto. You know "A bar in every state house basement" or something.

ndisang67 November 9, 2011 at 11:12 am

"Today, we are all Ohioans"…

did you mean "Today we are all Georgians"

SorosBot November 9, 2011 at 12:15 am

But how could this be an issue in Maine, home to the the Lumberjack, who is the ultimate in manly straight men? I mean, I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay, I sleep all night and I work all day. I cut down trees, I skip and jump,I like to press wild flowers. I put on women's clothing, and hang around in bars.

BaldarTFlagass November 9, 2011 at 8:35 am

But do you wear high heels, suspenders and a bra? Do you wish you'd been a girlie, just like your dear pappa? It's an important point.

TitsOccupado November 9, 2011 at 10:00 am

Well, there's the plaid-wearing, Subaru driving lumberjacks to be concerned about.

ttommyunger November 9, 2011 at 2:06 pm

But REAL gay men stay in the closet, donchaknow?

BarackMyWorld November 9, 2011 at 12:17 am

FACT! That poster was written by Dwight Schrute.

ShitFilledExistence November 9, 2011 at 12:30 am

Isn't Question 1 the Question That Cares?

BarackMyWorld November 9, 2011 at 12:40 am
Dok-cupy Everything November 9, 2011 at 1:28 am

Good lord, what a douchebag. I'd happily vote for the woman who was schooling him.

flamingpdog November 9, 2011 at 1:32 am
SayItWithWookies November 9, 2011 at 2:05 am

I love Walsh's argument that he's sick and tired of hearing that his ideas are idiotic and wrong — right before he says that industry only responds to government and it's never the other way around; that the government's maniacal fixation on everybody having a house is what caused the recession; and that Dodd-Frank has completely ground the free market to a halt. Good luck to his wife on getting her $110,000 of back child support from that motherfucker.

DoktorThompson November 9, 2011 at 9:06 am

Idiotic and wrong ideas are idiotic and wrong.

GunToting[Redacted] November 9, 2011 at 9:32 am

Well, I think there is a grain of truth in that "home ownership is the path to prosperity" flogging, but most folks seem to forget that it was George W Bush who was the key cheerleader for this from about 2002 – 2007 or so.

SudsMcKenzie November 9, 2011 at 2:12 am

Its the "Rocky Mountain High".

MathIsHard November 9, 2011 at 8:50 am

Leave the banks alone! LEAVE THEM ALOOONNNE!!!!!

Chet Kincaid November 9, 2011 at 10:44 am

Video is marked private.

BaldarTFlagass November 9, 2011 at 11:00 am

Only for people with Chicagoland ISPs. They don't want y'all knowing what a nut that guy is.

BarackMyWorld November 9, 2011 at 11:27 am

Crafty hackers. It worked last night, and there were blog posts about it….

Here's another link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nb73zqY6lZM

Also… http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/08/joe-wals

Callyson November 9, 2011 at 1:08 am

By a relatively wide margin, Mainers on Tuesday overturned a recently passed law that would have ended a 38-year-old practice of allowing voters to register on Election Day…
With more than three-quarters of the state’s precincts reporting early Wednesday morning, the yes side was leading 60 percent to 40 percent and had declared victory. The yes side was prevailing in every county, with especially lopsided results in Portland and Bangor. http://bangordailynews.com/2011/11/08/politics/ea
As goes Maine, so goes the nation…I hope…

OccupytheDashboard November 9, 2011 at 2:57 am

Dirigo

swordfis November 9, 2011 at 9:04 am

The gays did it

Negropolis November 9, 2011 at 1:19 am

Remember the (2011) Maine (elections)!

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 1:25 am

Hey, watch who you're … oh, wait, I changed my name and av.

Never mind.

SudsMcKenzie November 9, 2011 at 1:48 am

Wow, and i just blame teh gays for being better looking, fit, more fun, better cooks, snappy dressers, intelligent, and houseplant waterer's.

A_Z_0_9_and_ November 9, 2011 at 2:40 pm

better cocks

MiniMencken November 9, 2011 at 1:58 am

Bangor? I hope to!

TitsOccupado November 9, 2011 at 10:04 am

Herman?

chicken_thief November 9, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Newt?

imissopus November 9, 2011 at 2:10 am

In all the talk of calling zygotes humans and teachers fascistic parasites, I didn't realize that there was an election in AZ to recall Russell Pearce, president of the state Senate and architect of the infamous immigration law. And whadda ya know, Pearce is now the first legislator in AZ history to be recalled. Of course, the guy who beat him is also a Republican, but presumably he's at least less insane.

A headline on the L.A. Times website right now: "Elections may signal a pause in conservative trend". I'd prefer the more accurate "Election results a vaguely hopeful sign that sanity is finally reasserting itself," but what the hell. You take the little satisfactions where you can get 'em.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 9, 2011 at 9:01 am

"Elections may signal that the wingnuts have finally pissed off everybody."

TitsOccupado November 9, 2011 at 10:06 am

Come on, it's Arizona. My guess is the people thought they were voting for the actual Jerry Lewis, not this new fake republican Jerry Lewis…

Lionel[redacted]Esq November 9, 2011 at 2:24 am

I know that the last time I registered to vote, the first thing I did was go out and have a torrid affair with one of teh ghayez.

Lionel[redacted]Esq November 9, 2011 at 2:25 am

You know who else supported same day registration.

Radio99% November 9, 2011 at 2:53 am

The DMV?

ShitFilledExistence November 9, 2011 at 3:15 am

licensed software?

poncho_pilot November 9, 2011 at 4:18 am

the sex offender database?

Come here a minute November 9, 2011 at 5:45 am

The postcards that came with all my large appliances?

horsedreamer_1 November 9, 2011 at 7:39 am

Bill Clinton?

Biel_ze_Bubba November 9, 2011 at 8:59 am

The University of Phoenix?

swordfis November 9, 2011 at 9:05 am

same gay registration

GorzoTheMighty November 9, 2011 at 9:37 am

Humane Society?

HistoriCat November 9, 2011 at 11:23 am

Macy's Bridal Department?

DerrickWildcat November 9, 2011 at 2:33 am

Maine is a State that is known for having many giant sea spiders.

ShaveTheWhales November 9, 2011 at 2:50 am

The rain in Maine falls mainly on Herb Cain.

BaldarTFlagass November 9, 2011 at 8:26 am

Bein' chased around
By the neighbor's cat
Well it's so lonely in the state of Maine!!

Cagey Cretins, Blue Öyster Cult

poncho_pilot November 9, 2011 at 4:44 am

yeah, but how does this effect Herman Cain? or his victims?

finallyhappy November 9, 2011 at 6:20 am

What victims? Also Bill Clinton.

poncho_pilot November 9, 2011 at 12:16 pm

ya know? now that i think about it, we're all Cain's victims. but some have had to deal with the gross prospects in person while the rest of us are armchair victims.

DerrickWildcat November 9, 2011 at 7:22 am

FACT!: Anytime, "FACT!" in all caps prefaces a statement, it makes it a FACT!
FACT: TRUE STORY!

DerrickWildcat November 9, 2011 at 7:24 am

By the way, I saw something on the news this morning about Herman Cain sexually harassing Penn State or something like that.

BlueStateLibel November 9, 2011 at 7:30 am

Damn, I'm mad Mississippi turned down the personhood-begins-at-conception. It ruined my plan to: get pregnant, go to Mississippi, get arrested and thrown in jail, have my fetus sue for unlawful imprisonment = profit!

johnnyzhivago November 9, 2011 at 7:44 am

Don't worry, in The NewCorporateAmerica, personhood begins when you receive your first MasterCard or Visa.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 9, 2011 at 8:58 am

… and ends if you cancel it.

Trannysurprise November 9, 2011 at 8:11 am

Team Homo??? OMG – Am I on it and didn't even know it?

OK – let's calm down and simply figure out what we are to wear on my new team. I'm so excited.

TitsOccupado November 9, 2011 at 10:10 am

Oh sweetie, if you have to ask, you probably can't afford the uniform…

BaldarTFlagass November 9, 2011 at 8:22 am

Whoa, the Maine/Ohio/Mississippi trifecta came in whilst I slept! Far fucking out. Maybe if I go to sleep a la Rip Van Winkle, I'll wake up 20 years hence and this country will have pulled itself out of the shit.

Nah.

MozakiBlocks November 9, 2011 at 10:23 am

I'll take these brief moments of sanity where I can.

DaSandman November 9, 2011 at 8:29 am

Maine. Or as the natives refer to it "the Mississippi of the North."

Negropolis November 9, 2011 at 8:36 am

New Hampshire libel!

What's Maines' deal, anyway, though? Just about every other state up that way has some kind of discernable identity, and all I equate Maine with is lobster and moose.

OccupytheDashboard November 9, 2011 at 9:00 am

Awesome seacoast, good skiing, Portland is pretty cool, Gritty McDuffs, the Atlantic Ocean, Cadillac Mountain, Camden Harbor. Our taxes kind of suck, but hey…whaddya gonna do?

LowProfileinGA November 9, 2011 at 9:37 am

L.L. Bean, also too.

SorosBot November 9, 2011 at 9:13 am

All I equate Maine with is Stephen King, and the associated killer clowns, cars, dogs, zombie toddlers, psychic high school girls, gypsy curses, etc.

Chichikovovich November 9, 2011 at 9:38 am

You don't Remember the Maine?

SorosBot November 9, 2011 at 9:54 am

I had enough of the media promoting blatant lies to get the public to support a war of imperial expansion in my own lifetime, thanks.

OccupytheDashboard November 9, 2011 at 8:56 am

No we don't.

x111e7thst November 9, 2011 at 8:47 am

This is what comes of letting women vote. As soon as your back is turned it's that time of month and they are at the polls supporting all sorts of godless and liberal initiatives. Even Maine, Ohio and Mississippi are not safe.

not that Dewey November 9, 2011 at 8:51 am

In other libtard-friendly election result news, AZ State Sen and Senate President Russell Pearce, the author of the notorious SB1070, was recalled.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 9, 2011 at 8:57 am

Wow – that thing with the Fiesta Bowl tickets really pissed off a lot of people!

not that Dewey November 9, 2011 at 10:11 am

Dammit! If I can't have free Fiesta Bowl tickets, then noone can!

swordfis November 9, 2011 at 9:05 am

maazel tov

Chichikovovich November 9, 2011 at 9:41 am

I'll celebrate in just a minute – first I want to check to make sure they weren't recalling him because he wasn't punitive enough. This is Arizona, after all.

not that Dewey November 9, 2011 at 10:12 am

You're wise to be cautious. The People of AZ passed a really weird mixed bag of sane and insane referendum items. You'd almost think there was a split electorate at work.

jus_wonderin November 9, 2011 at 8:56 am

Is there, or can there even be, any crossover from Team Homo to Team Hobo?

swordfis November 9, 2011 at 9:06 am

Down a slippery slope to Team Coco

A_Z_0_9_and_ November 9, 2011 at 2:41 pm

The punk rolled up his big blue eyes
And said to the jocker, "Sandy,
I've hiked and hiked and wandered too,
But I ain't seen any candy.
I've hiked and hiked till my feet are sore
And I'll be damned if I hike any more
To be buggered sore like a hobo's whore
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains."

anniegetyerfun November 9, 2011 at 9:03 am

This issue pales in comparison to Washington State initiative 1183, which will allow me to buy my booze in 5-gallon jugs at Costco as opposed to the state-controlled liquor stores, which has lousy hours and no parking.

Actually, come to think of it, Costco has lousy hours and terrible parking.

Well, fuck.

DaRooster November 9, 2011 at 9:11 am

Costco has great parking… about a half mile away… to be fair, it is in their lot still.

anniegetyerfun November 9, 2011 at 9:14 am

I guess the three-mile hike to, around, and back from Costco will justify the 10 gallons of Kaluha that I intend to purchase.

DaRooster November 9, 2011 at 9:41 am

Burns them calories.

Monsieur_Grumpe November 9, 2011 at 9:05 am

Ohio, Maine,Arizona and Mississippi! All this great news makes can't be good.

BaldarTFlagass November 9, 2011 at 9:09 am

Well, it's certainly good news all around this morning. I wonder what the over/under is on how many hours until Ken Layne posts some utterly depressing piece of information as to how we're all going to be living in dishwasher boxes soon or the EPA is being absorbed by the Chamber of Commerce or Obama is making John Bolton SecDef or something.

Monsieur_Grumpe November 9, 2011 at 9:44 am

I know. The universe is out of balance this morning. Hey, I hear there is a aircraft carrier sized meteor coming really, really close to Earth today.

OccupytheDashboard November 9, 2011 at 9:47 am

I thought that was yesterday.

Monsieur_Grumpe November 9, 2011 at 9:51 am

Damn it. Another miss!

DaRooster November 9, 2011 at 9:10 am

Whu, whu WHAT?!?! $141K… from a group?!?! For rights of voters?!?
That has got to be 3-4 times what the Koch Bros. would ever give to any hateful/spitful cause right?

El Pinche November 9, 2011 at 9:11 am

Go Team Homo!!

Tundra Grifter November 9, 2011 at 9:20 am

Wasn't it up in Maine that the Tea Baggers trashed a school room, went through the teacher's stuff, tore down one or more posters, etc.?

BaldarTFlagass November 9, 2011 at 9:22 am

Re: Mississippi. I bet Brad Prewitt still thinks "Nothing's fair." Maybe even more so today. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Chet Kincaid November 9, 2011 at 9:27 am

I'm confused. Usually those old-timey scare flyers from the Reich are in German.
http://64.60.141.195/photos/40thumbs/109796.jpg

Chet Kincaid November 9, 2011 at 9:38 am

It's disgusting what happens in those voting booths!

DahBoner November 9, 2011 at 9:45 am

This reminds me….

I just got an email from that Crafty homosexual Jewish Cabal leader Ben Bernanke, saying that 14 million had been posted to my account, and they need my account number and password to confirm.

Think it's legit, too?

Chichikovovich November 9, 2011 at 10:05 am

From the comments to the article:
"The only thing this campaign has educated us on is how low and sleazy its proponents are. They are trying to win by stirring up hatred and bigotry. First it was immigrants, then it was college students, then it was Canadians and now homophobia."

Apparently the Maine GOP hates immigrants, educated people and Canadians more than it hates gays. That's progress!

(When I was a military cadet as a youngster I met other teenagers from across Canada. The New Brunswick cadets were always talking about how American Election Day was their favorite time of year. They would get all liquored up, then swim the St. Croix river and go vote for Democratic things. (The Democratic party would print up special waterproof voter guide sheets for them.) They didn't have Social Security numbers, Maine driver's licences, any form of proof of Maine address, and in fact every form of identification they had made it clear that they were from New Brunswick. But thanks to same-day voter registration, this was no obstacle. (Fortunately, some of the ID was in French, which made it easy to defraud honest but naive Maine election officials. The cadets were coached to say "Yes, it looks as if this is a New Brunswick drivers licence, but the French part takes it back. "Nouveau Brunswick" is French for "Correction: It's Maine, actually.") After the cadets, still dripping wet, had voted, a Democratic party official (a big guy wearing a Black Panther beret and carrying a truncheon) would give them a coin containing $100 worth of Nazi gold. (They knew because it was stamped on the coin: $100 In NAZI GOLD.) Then they would all have gay sex and go to college.)

Chet Kincaid November 9, 2011 at 10:33 am

I see you're still getting the good shit from B.C., but baking it into morning muffins is really gonna retard your productivity.

BaldarTFlagass November 9, 2011 at 10:39 am

They don't have to worry about working at jobs or paying bills in Canada. Everything's free.

Chet Kincaid November 9, 2011 at 10:51 am

I think he's down here, as part of a sleeper cell.

Chichikovovich November 9, 2011 at 11:09 am

Yep. Doin' a job no American wants to do. For which I can't really blame them.

Chichikovovich November 9, 2011 at 10:48 am

Shhhhh! I'm hoping that this post will get quoted in the next Maine Republican party scare ad.

Chet Kincaid November 9, 2011 at 10:54 am

I heard the New Brunswick cadets are excellent swimmers, because they always train with their bowling balls.

Chichikovovich November 9, 2011 at 11:19 am

Or their curling stones.

Monsieur_Grumpe November 9, 2011 at 10:54 am

I love a happy ending.

TitsOccupado November 9, 2011 at 10:21 am

Everyone's forgetting to mention that Sunday sales of booze will soon be legal in Georgia. I don't drink, and have never been to Georgia, but it seems newsworthy to me.

DaRooster November 9, 2011 at 10:21 am

These folks are all FACT up!

DaRooster November 9, 2011 at 10:29 am

"It’s just that people have a right to know whose funding this effort…"

Kinda like Citizens United huh?

chascates November 9, 2011 at 10:47 am

If it weren't for the homosexuals and the socialists there wouldn't be any plots at all.

Ducksworthy November 9, 2011 at 11:36 am

Why are conservatives continually obsessed by their fear of being anally violated?

ttommyunger November 9, 2011 at 2:07 pm

The dumber the message the bolder the type, never fails.

Geminisunmars November 9, 2011 at 12:21 am

You mean, return to being sneaky about it. Here they thought they had a mandate to fuck us over, so they could be blatant about it. How disappointing that must be to have be a little more covert about it.

Negropolis November 9, 2011 at 7:54 am

After the high of last night, I'm having a joy hangover. I have the most sickening feeling that he'll be given some cabinet position in the Snyder administration since they happen to be allies for reasons I've yet to even begin to understand.

The GOP is really pissed about this recall. In fact, before the recall, they were putting together punative legislation that specifically targeted the teachers union behind this recall. There are already GOP consultants saying that the gloves are off, now, and that the GOP is going to try to crush teachers into the ground for this.

LowProfileinGA November 9, 2011 at 9:33 am

How times change. Saw Michael Steele on MSNBC last evening; he seems almost lucid compared to the prominent clowns running for the Prez in is own party/

starfanglednut November 9, 2011 at 9:37 am

Black? Republican? Needs a job?

I think rentboy.com is hiring.

Chichikovovich November 9, 2011 at 10:44 am

An understandable and comprehensible reaction. (Though you might want to stop paying attention to the media for the remainder of your lifetime. Not that I have any specific idea of what the future may bring, but I have a hunch that we haven't seen the last of the whole "media promoting blatant lies to get the public to support a war of imperial expansion" thing.)

HistoriCat November 9, 2011 at 11:07 am

the gloves are off, now, and that the GOP is going to try to crush teachers into the ground for this

Shit – you mean they weren't trying to crush them before?

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