CONSTITUENT SERVICES  1:30 pm November 9, 2011

Joe Walsh Unleashes Stream of Screaming Abuse At Voters (VIDEO)

by Kirsten Boyd Johnson


Joe Walsh has a new Fox News pundit audition tape out! See, Joe has been carefully studying Roger Ailes’ stable of shrieky little porcupines over there during his constant talking head appearances on the channel. So here he is trying out a “full Bill O’Reilly” during a constituent meet-up, by screaming his bloody head off at some poor folks for calmly asking him why the government needs to be full of kleptocrat bank lobbyists who love to murder financial regulations all day long. God, these rational questions really PISS JOE OFF.

Here’s the salient part of the transcript, via Think Progress:

WALSH: The problem is you’ve got to be consistent. And I don’t want government meddling in the marketplace. Yeah, they move from Goldman Sachs to the White House, I understand all of that. But you gotta’ be consistent. And it’s not the private marketplace that created this mess. What created mess was your government, which has demanded for years that everybody be in a home. And we’ve made it easy as possible for people to be in homes. [...] Don’t blame banks, and don’t blame the marketplace for the mess we’re in right now! I am tired of hearing that crap! This pisses me off! Too many people don’t listen.

And then champion listener Joe Walsh yells at a guy trying to ask another question and orders him to shut up or be forced to leave. Probably it’s all part of the plan for this incompetent butthead to get voted out of office by his weary constituents sick of his abuse, so he can move onto that more lucrative teevee gig. [Think Progress]

 
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chascates November 9, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Joe Walsh's family is the banking community.

Mahousu November 9, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Though I suspect at some point, even they will disown him.

DoktorThompson November 9, 2011 at 1:33 pm

LOUD NOISES!

MaxUdargo November 9, 2011 at 4:57 pm

This makes political sense, I guess. Right-wingers are sure impressed with loud-mouthed idiots. If you have no idea what you're talking about, but you never let that stop you from yelling at other people as if they're the idiots, you may have a career in Republican politics. See Herman Cain, Sarah Palin, et al.

BaldarTFlagass November 9, 2011 at 1:34 pm

"YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!"

Chillwaver November 9, 2011 at 3:19 pm

"YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH CHILD SUPPORT!"

There, fixed.

MaxUdargo November 9, 2011 at 4:46 pm

I can empathize with him. Nothing pisses me off more than a bunch of people with some actual understanding of an issue contradicting the bumper-sticker-ready talking point I read on a blog somewhere. Fucking idiots. Shut up, stupid! Either shut up or leave! I have to go through this every time I'm waiting in line at Starbucks.

GOPCrusher November 9, 2011 at 5:49 pm

I'm constantly amazed at the thought process that went into turning the entire meltdown of the banking and financial industry into an opportunity to blame the government for forcing them to loan money to (brown) people that never had any intentions of paying it back.

FNMA November 9, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Joe, indoor voice, please.

Not_So_Much November 9, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Because he's so nuanced, he feels he has to kick it up a notch so he doesn't lose the audience.

Generation[redacted] November 9, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Turned it up to 11, did he? Someone is celebrating Nigel Tufnel Day a little early.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 5:44 pm

He was born in a barn. There is no such thing as an "indoor voice" in a barn.

Callyson November 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm

What a great role model for his kids.
Also, what created this mess *is* the private sector, jerk: ever hear of securitization of mortgages, and then falsely marketing them as safe investments? It wasn't the government that did that, and the fact that the government *allowed* it to happen is the result of the deregulation that you Repugnants wanted.
Moron.

LesBontemps November 9, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Obama personally created the CDO/CDS market by socialist government regulation! Just let the markets work their magic and STFU, you commies!

SorosBot November 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm

To the Free Market worshipers, it is heresy to suggest that their god can fail, so they must make up some mythology to explain away any failures of the actual market as somehow being the work of their Satan, government regulation. It's sort of like how in Christianity all bad things are really the result of man turning away from god, or of demons.

pdiddycornchips November 9, 2011 at 2:31 pm

People of Illinois congressional district 8, you're responsible for this. We will never, ever forgive you.

I love the Republican meme about how government created this mess. They really want us to believe Wall Street was pressured into securitizing everything in sight by those notorious bullies, Congressional Democrats. Bankers and execs on Wall Street made hundreds of millions of dollars selling subprime Mortgage Backed Securities. They made hundreds of millions more creating CDO's and CDS's either backed by or hedged with subprime securities. When the shit hits the fan, they run to the Fed for a tax payer financed do over and we're supposed to believe they're innocent victims?

BerkeleyBear November 9, 2011 at 3:27 pm

My understanding is he's toast and knows it, so he's basically trying to audition for Fox talking head/GOP asskisser of the year right now.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 5:51 pm

He's been redistricted out of his comfy seat, and the guy running against him is no slouch. He's not likely to make it back to the House.

BlueStateLibel November 9, 2011 at 3:15 pm

All conveniently overlooked by the Cons of course. The way idiots like Walsh talk, you'd think the government waterboarded the poor banks at Gitmo.

hagajim November 9, 2011 at 3:40 pm

So it really is governments fault…because of deregulation not the insistence that all people own their own homes…what a fuck.

MaxUdargo November 9, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Shut up! Shut up or I'm going to have to ask you to leave. I'm sick of it!

starfanglednut November 9, 2011 at 5:56 pm

I'm going to use that everywhere I go now, and see how far it gets me.

BaldarTFlagass November 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Glad to see Joe branching out from being an asshole to his kids to being an asshole to his constituents. Up up and away!

DaRooster November 9, 2011 at 1:53 pm

I would rather see "down down and a drain!"

ProudLibunatic November 9, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Yes, what a douche in EVERY way!

(I only listened so I would enjoy the comments, but now I feel all dirty.)

Eve8Apples November 9, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Joe has plenty of asshole for everyone.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 5:52 pm

And I know just exactly what to do with that the minute I get my hands on it. (whips out the barbed wire and chilli sauce)

starfanglednut November 9, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Fap?

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Actually, I was going to dip the barbed wire in chilli sauce and then carefully wrap it around a dildo and … well, you get my drift. Suffice it to say that if the bastard never sits easy again, I will have accomplished my aim.

hagajim November 9, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Once an asshole, always an asshole.

comrad_darkness November 9, 2011 at 4:55 pm

If I were his constituent, I'd be happy to help take the load off his kids in this department.

Dashboard_Jesus November 9, 2011 at 10:44 pm

yeah well I'm guessin' ol Joe is a one-term Repig wonder, the asshole only *won* by 200 votes in 2010 so shouldn't take long before his *constituents* vote his ass OUT in 2012…then the deadbeat asshole can try the 'free market' that helped him to become a millionaire, oh wait what's that Joe's NOT rich?

[However, he never made much money and has pointed to salaries of $30,000 to $40,000 a year in the past. In 2010, he had a negative net worth of $317,498 according to the Center for Responsive Politics.]

BlueStateLibel November 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm

This is probably how he bellowed at his ex-wife and ex-kids, except they probably wound up with a couple of shiners too.

JustPixelz November 9, 2011 at 2:17 pm

"YouTube videos piss me off."

"Support orders! Those really piss me off."

"Kids who want to start calling me 'Uncle Joe'. They really piss me off."

ProudLibunatic November 9, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Hey Joe!
Anger management issues?

GOPCrusher November 9, 2011 at 5:51 pm

I love you, but I hate that you make me beat you.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Yeah, I'm definitely getting that "Shut up bitch or I'll pop ya one" vibe from him. A bully and a prick.

DerrickWildcat November 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Fox News: Tea Partier hero, Joe Walsh, smacks down dirty loud mouthed liberal Hippie!

tihond November 9, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Alternatively "Joe Walsh (D)"

GOPCrusher November 9, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Did I miss a Joe Walsh sex scandal?

ThankYouJeebus November 9, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Nothing like a calm measured debate of the issues.

OneYieldRegular November 9, 2011 at 2:26 pm

It's difficult to debate with nuance when all you have is one single, perfectly round, smooth idea rolling around in your empty skull like a marble inside a basketball.

Gratuitous World November 9, 2011 at 1:36 pm

added Walsh, "GIVE ME BACK MY SON!!!…no, just kidding. you can keep it."

PhilippePetain November 9, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Haha, "it."

Tundra Grifter November 9, 2011 at 1:36 pm

There are just so many lies here. Most abusive (predatory) ARM loans were refinances – that whole thing about people buying homes they couldn't afford is spin. Revisionism.

And it wasn't Fannie and Freddie. Most of the sub-prime crap was brokered outside the regulated banking community. Rogue brokers sold the loans to folks who already owned a home – many were almost or completely paid off. These loans were packaged by Wall Street investment banks and sold overseas.

Folks like Joe here don't understand "sub-prime" – that means Fannie and Freddie wouldn't fund them (although they did buy some of the bunded loans later on).

And please don't blame "CRA." That's another lie. Regulators did not tell banks to make bad loans – they told them to make good loans in their backyards. Not to redline. The Community Reinvestment Act didn't trigger this debacle.

Mendacity! Lies and liars!

DaRooster November 9, 2011 at 1:54 pm

I know… dammit… I know…

Chichikovovich November 9, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Man, don't you get it? The CRA made them loan to – you know – minorities in minority neigborhoods. And according to the Republicanese – English dictionary a loan to a minority living in a minority neighborhood is by definition a bad loan. Doesn't matter how much collateral is provided, how big the down payment, how much the client earns, what their credit rating is.

[It took me twenty-five years of living in the States to finally notice the dog-whistles.]

starfanglednut November 9, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Sadly, that is really what they think. Poor, brown people ruin everything that good, upstanding (white) people create. That undercurrent of barely concealed racism informs all their political beliefs.

SoBeach November 9, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I like how Joe screams the government "DEMANDED" the banks make those loans. Of course, no one in the room tells the loudmouth he's full of shit.

Come on, people. They can get away with that crap on Fox where they control the microphone. But in the real world they shouldn't be allowed to get away with it for even one second.

Chet Kincaid November 9, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Check out the long version of this, where he is quietly pwnd by the crowd.

Terry November 9, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Hopefully, they'll quietly pwn him at the polls next time.

BerkeleyBear November 9, 2011 at 3:34 pm

He probably won't even be on the ballot because of redistricting. The Dems did the map in Illinois this time, and his district was targeted for some changes that left his home (and about half his district) in the 14th, where he'd have to run against a GOP Rep who isn't completely nuts (or at least is quiet about it). The 8th was redrawn as more Dem friendly, and Tammy Duckworth (former state Director of Veteran's Affairs, VA undersecretary, decorated chopper pilot and double amputee Iraq war vet) is running for the Dem nomination, among others.

GOPCrusher November 9, 2011 at 5:54 pm

But how will Joe pay his child support?

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Can't find it. Although it was satisfying to hear several people tell him to switch to decaf.

Dashboard_Jesus November 9, 2011 at 11:06 pm

yeah here's the whole thing, but I couldn't watch past the first 60 seconds cuz I think I know how it ends (somebody shoots the asshole right?)

memzilla November 9, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Damn straight. The bad credit risks were all talked into the deal by the mortgage brokers — who got their fees regardless of the risk of the loan — saying that they would always be able to refinance their mortgage and always be able to sell the house at a profit.

Read Michael Lewis' The Big Short for the inside story of how Wall Street turned Triple-B rated bonds into Triple-A rated securities (i.e., turned dog-s**t into gold).

Tundra Grifter November 9, 2011 at 3:31 pm

memzilla:

I've been involved in various aspects of commercial (income) property finance for over twenty-five years. I've also dabbled in financing residential real estate.

I saw this unfold, from the inside. I worked for a thrift that wanted to buy more 125% LTV loans. The regulator – OTS – told them "NO!" Actually, after this OTS told every thrift in the US "NO!"

I've read every book I can find on the subject – on the housing debacle, the Wall Street meltdown, &c. One of the best so far is "All the Devils are Here." I highly recommend it!

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Thanks. On the list it goes.

Tundra Grifter November 9, 2011 at 9:21 pm

HB: I don't often recommend books on finance – this one is first-rate.

BerkeleyBear November 9, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Don't forget the appraisers, who wrote the values of those properties based on instant 10 percent per year appreciations because it made the brokers and lenders happy; the real estate agents who upsold their clients for bigger commissions; the homebuilders, who built bigger and bigger boxes with shitty Chinese drywall and migrant Mexican labor because it fattened up their bottom lines; and all of the moronic middle income Americans who bought that it suddenly made sense for them to own a 5 BR, 4 BA micro mansion with a 3 car garage way the hell out in the middle of nowhere for twice what a 3 BR, 2 BA would have cost them in an established neighborhood. Fucking collective delusional thinking.

RavenRant November 9, 2011 at 3:46 pm

In downtown Los Angeles, a shitty single room condo – not a one bedroom, but a small single – was going for $500,000. Not everyone bought a McMansion. In terrible neighborhoods here, a tear down shack on a postage stamp yard was running $799,000 to well over $1,000,000. And realtors and mortgage brokers were doing the hard sell: "We can get you in! We can write you a loan for any amount! YOU CAN"T LOSE!" I simply gave up hope of buying a home, but I can understand an unsophisticated buyer thinking, "If the experts are telling me it's okay, it must be…"

SorosBot November 9, 2011 at 3:55 pm

California real estate is nuts; if a house costs over a million it's normally a mansion.

BerkeleyBear November 9, 2011 at 4:32 pm

I grew up in SoCal, and my folks got out in 2004, so I know how insane that place has always been. The uptick of stupid there accelerated in the late 90s, but it has always been overpriced as far back as I can remember. The last straw for me with California generally was when I read about a woman who had 250k in cash and wanted a 2 BR in San Jose, and couldn't find anything. Anyone who thought a 30k shotgun shack was actually worth 500k was being moronic in their own special way.

What I was referring to mainly though, was the MW, where all of a sudden no one was building reasonably sized homes on decent lots, even though there was plenty of land and there hadn't been a huge infusion of money into the area like happened in Silicon Valley. I mean it was the "ez credit scams" that used to prey exclusively on the poor, only repackaged for the middle class. I was lucky – my wife and I bought and sold 2 houses between 2001-2011 and didn't lose money on either, but it was damn close.

MOG2410 November 9, 2011 at 3:48 pm

Have to agree, one of my siblings ended up with THREE mortgages, because when the last two companies called they told her she could afford it. Delusional.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Thanks for the recommend. Will do.

RavenRant November 9, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Good to see the knowledge is spreading. The idea that banks were forced to make bad loans by onerous government regulations is ludicrous on its face. But Bloomberg told this very lie a couple of days ago.

Joe Walsh is just dumb enough to believe and parrot whatever line he is fed by his owners. But Bloomberg knows full well what a crock of shit he is spewing. We need to get to a point where these liars are called out, to their face, and then laughed out of the room.

Radio99% November 9, 2011 at 3:37 pm

It never ceases to amaze me the way these talking points just become ingrained. But, one of my favorite. quotes:
Great is the power of steady misrepresentation. Charles Darwin

RavenRant November 9, 2011 at 3:48 pm

And he'd never seen Fox News. Prescient.

OneYieldRegular November 9, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Consistency is the hobbledehoy of tiny, angry, shriveled, one-track, destitute, bullying minds.

littlebigdaddy November 9, 2011 at 1:36 pm

You know who *else* liked to yell at his constituents?

Not_So_Much November 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Sauron?

starfanglednut November 9, 2011 at 6:50 pm

He doesn't need to yell, he just turns that eye toward you.

Steverino247 November 9, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Hitler!

About finding out Justin Bieber knocked somebody up…
About being banned from Microsoft Live…
About everything else you can type up subtitles for…
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/626270

Biel_ze_Bubba November 9, 2011 at 5:53 pm

And, best of all and most appropriately, about the real estate meltdown!

Lionel[redacted]Esq November 9, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Herman Cain? No, wait, that was "feel."

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:17 pm

No, it was FEELthy.

SexySmurf November 9, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Howard Dean?

WhatTheHeck November 9, 2011 at 1:57 pm

William Wallace.
“Freedom!”

DaRooster November 9, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Jesus?

(He gets talked about more that way)

V572625694 November 9, 2011 at 1:48 pm

"The Meltdown on the Mount," I think they used to call it.

poncho_pilot November 9, 2011 at 2:01 pm

he had a 'sode.

chicken_thief November 9, 2011 at 2:02 pm

And told Michele to have them, too?

jqheywood November 9, 2011 at 4:02 pm

"And Herman shall get into the camel's toe before a rich man gets into heaven"

….or something like that.

Come here a minute November 9, 2011 at 2:13 pm

I believe his famous quote was, "FUCK YOU YOU FUCKING MONEYLENDERS!"

Dok-cupy Everything November 9, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Does he who is without sin want a piece of Me? Huh? HUH!!!??

BaldarTFlagass November 9, 2011 at 3:24 pm

I'm holy how, I mean holy like I'm a prophet, I anoint you? I make you pray, I'm here to fuckin' salvate you? What do you mean holy, holy how? How am I holy?

BarackMyWorld November 9, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Nevada's Senator Pat Geary?

SorosBot November 9, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Caligula?

tihond November 9, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Jesse Ventura?

Generation[redacted] November 9, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Ming the Merciless?

tihond November 9, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Phil Davidson? Your candidate for Stark County Treasurer?

BaldarTFlagass November 9, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Reverend Wright?

anniegetyerfun November 9, 2011 at 2:55 pm

That "Rent is too damn high" guy?

Lascauxcaveman November 9, 2011 at 3:03 pm

My wife? (I guess technically, I'm her constituent.)

SorosBot November 9, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Baron Harkonnen?

Generation[redacted] November 9, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Needs to switch to decaf spice

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Needs to switch to lightly salted poisoned rat dicks.

not that Dewey November 9, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Will Ferrell, when he suffered from voice immodulation?

PhilippePetain November 9, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Yaweh?

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Duh, HITLER.

horsedreamer_1 November 9, 2011 at 7:57 pm

William Shatner?

Lionel[redacted]Esq November 9, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Remember when the 'baggers used to yell at the congressmen?

Tundra Grifter November 9, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Yes – but that was ok because first they thrust their birth certificates into Baggies so they could wave them around.

That made it so much better.

Generation[redacted] November 9, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Then they *became* congressmen.

poncho_pilot November 9, 2011 at 2:10 pm

"Remember when the 'baggers used to yell at the congressmen?"
"Then they *became* congressmen."

This summer.
Check your closets.
That's not a giant brussel sprout
and they are not happy to see you.

Invasion Of The Party Snatchers.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 9, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Not to be confused with the invasion of the party snatches, which has a happy ending.

anniegetyerfun November 9, 2011 at 2:56 pm

When only baggers can yell at Congressmen, then only Congressmen will be baggers. What?

hagajim November 9, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Problem is, now the baggers are the Congressmen.

EatsBabyDingos November 9, 2011 at 1:37 pm

You should see Joe before he gets his cup of coffee.

Tundra Grifter November 9, 2011 at 1:49 pm

I do like the idea of having a constituent event in a bar. And how large the Morning Crew was. And, yes, I do mean "large" in at least two meanings.

"Quiet! Quiet or I'm going to ask you to leave!" Hey, Joe, it's a fucking bar.

jqheywood November 9, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Hmmm…that's funny, Joe never screams and sprays spittle at home…

Sue4466 November 9, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Looks like all the not paying child support is starting to get to him.

widestanceshakedown November 9, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Wake me when he opts for the final solution.

SmutBoffin November 9, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Yeah, he is mean and loud, but that's just a distraction from how stupid he is.

HedonismBot November 9, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Another classic speech by Joe Walsh: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxm3fqmRtQc&fe

TitsOccupado November 9, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Emcee: Fluffer:
/fixed

Chet Kincaid November 9, 2011 at 2:10 pm

This was the exact moment of Ed Schultz's conversion, wasn't it?

johnnymeatworth November 9, 2011 at 1:38 pm

"What created mess was your government, which has demanded for years that everybody be in a home."

What? Really? Are we going to start suing the homeless for treason now?

Generation[redacted] November 9, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Obvs the problem is too many people are living in homes. If we just let the banks kick everyone out of their homes, we wouldn't be in this mess. Duh!

When will constituents learn to listen to their representatives? Stoopid voters think it should be the other way around.

freakishlywrong November 9, 2011 at 1:54 pm

And "YOUR" Government Blow Joe? If you think the Government is so incapable of doing anything, get out of it and watch it blossom. Asshole.

Indiepalin November 9, 2011 at 1:38 pm

WARNING FROM WONKETTE ADMINISTRATOR:

ANYONE WHO CONFLATES THIS REPUBLICAN ASSHOLE WITH THE GREAT ROCK GUITAR PLAYER FROM THE JAMES GANG RISKS THE RE-IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DREADED WONKETTE THUMBS DOWN !! BE FOREWARNED !!

BaldarTFlagass November 9, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Thank you. I think everyone on this board has fucked that chicken at least once by now, myself included.

memzilla November 9, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Ich auch.

LesBontemps November 9, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Maybe, but I still hate the fucking Eagles.

weejee November 9, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Songs to be retired from jukeboxes (not sayin' good or bad just enough already):
1. Stairway to Heaven
2. Hotel Californicator
3. Light My Fire
4. Freebird

others?

HedonismBot November 9, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Anything by Boston or Foghat.

HedonismBot November 9, 2011 at 2:16 pm

The comment so nice I posted it twice.

BaldarTFlagass November 9, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Not necessarily jukebox-related, but the FCC needs to impose a fine on any classic rock station that plays "Riders on the Storm" and/or "Ridin' the Storm Out" whenever it fucking rains.

DaRooster November 9, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Both could go anyway…

SorosBot November 9, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Ring of Fire (good song, but god does it get overplayed on jukeboxes) and Brown Eyed Girl (Dude, every guy who has ever dated a girl with brown eyes – which is about 80% or so of the population – has played that for her; it's not clever).

BaldarTFlagass November 9, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I'm partial to "Brown-Eye Girl."

Is that even a song? Well, it should be, and it should have been recorded by Frank Zappa.

RavenRant November 9, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Great bass line, though. Just saying.

Terry November 9, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Try the version of Ring of Fire by a band called Finn's Fury. It's better than Johnny Cash's version.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Frank Zappa's version of Ring of Fire should be substituted. Guaranteed to be a gazillion times better.

McRibzgood November 9, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Journey "Don't Stop Beliving"
Any thing by Aero-shit, Lover(of)boy, CheapDick
Garth Brooks "I Got Friends in Low Places"

Well pretty much everything from 01-113 on the CD player at my bar (except for the Parliament).

BaldarTFlagass November 9, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Fuck that bar. You should just go tear the roof off that sucker.

SorosBot November 9, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Garth Brooks? What hell of a bar do you go to where people play that shit?

Oh, and the other groups you mentioned are good; and Don't Stop Believing wasn't overplayed until recently, when the one-two punch of its use in the Sopranos finale and Glee premiere lead to its comeback.

LesPaultard November 9, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Rocky Mountain Way
Old Time Rock-n-Roll

RavenRant November 9, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Love Creedence and John Fogerty, but Proud Mary has been played too many times. Retire it for at least 100 years.

BaldarTFlagass November 9, 2011 at 3:17 pm

Put the Ike and Tina Turner version on instead!

PhilippePetain November 9, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Wichita Lineman.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Oh pleez gawd no.

OccupytheDashboard November 9, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Anything by AC/DC.

Noisette76 November 9, 2011 at 6:29 pm

ANYTHING by the Steve Miller Band.

starfanglednut November 9, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Fleetwood Mac must die!

TitsOccupado November 9, 2011 at 1:49 pm

I call bullshit. If the repeated abuse of the "you know who else" meme hasn't been enough, nothing will be.

proudgrampa November 9, 2011 at 1:52 pm

I LIKE the "you know who else"" game. It's fun!

IncenseDebate November 9, 2011 at 1:55 pm

You know who else liked the "you know who else" game.

proudgrampa November 9, 2011 at 2:07 pm

proudgrampa?

Generation[redacted] November 9, 2011 at 2:09 pm

All of 'em, Katie?

tihond November 9, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Paul Lynde? It paid the bills when Hollywood Squares wasn't taping.

McRibzgood November 9, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Hitler?

Indiepalin November 9, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Joe Walsh?

jqheywood November 9, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Meta…very effing meta…

TitsOccupado November 9, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Yeah, me too. It's tha answering with “all of them, Katie” that's overplayed.

Generation[redacted] November 9, 2011 at 2:18 pm

I'll find some new answers and bring 'em back to you.

MzNicky November 9, 2011 at 4:34 pm

It still makes me laugh. Not sure why.

V572625694 November 9, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Remember the Great "Also" Era? Thought that'd never end. Truth to tell I always enjoy the creativity in the you-know-who-else posts.

ShitFilledExistence November 9, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Also too. Also.

jqheywood November 9, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Don't forget:

T

ShitFilledExistence November 9, 2011 at 3:10 pm

I did the 'you know who else…?' once awhile back but felt kinda guilty. I'm glad I did, though–like a rite of passage. Or something.

HedonismBot November 9, 2011 at 3:25 pm

It's kind of like the "that's what she said" joke. Usually, it's just stupid, but sometimes you find the perfect opportunity to use it. And then it's sublime.

Geminisunmars November 9, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Your very own bris. I'm so proud of you.

OccupytheDashboard November 9, 2011 at 5:23 pm

I like turtles!

Generation[redacted] November 9, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Okay, okay. Take it easy.

Take it… eeeeeeeeaaaaaaasy.

(I assume Jackson Browne is still fair game)

weejee November 9, 2011 at 2:12 pm

As long as you're not running on empty.

DaRooster November 9, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Time to Roll Out…

BornInATrailer November 9, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Wait, you are saying that isn't the same guy!?

paris biltong November 9, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I used to know a Joe Walsh, except his name was Chuck.

DaRooster November 9, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Me too… but he was Mike…

HarryButtle November 9, 2011 at 3:12 pm

No need to get upset…Just turn your pretty head and walk away.

jqheywood November 9, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Life's been good to me so far..

Texan_Bulldog November 9, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Hey, his constituents should be HAPPY they got to get yelled at & berated by Joe for free. Next up: Town Hall with Joe Walsh–$250.

TitsOccupado November 9, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Needs more folding chairs.

Generation[redacted] November 9, 2011 at 1:51 pm

For a $1000 donation, you get a picture taken while he punches you in the dick.

starfanglednut November 9, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Getting yelled at: an extra $100.

NorthStarSpanx November 9, 2011 at 1:39 pm

See voters, this is what happens when you elect populist candidates that aren't fit to serve in public office.

In the private sector, he can scream at his employees like this all day long, granted he may be subject to a lot of disgruntled complaints beleaguering his company and management efficacy, but it's his style.

Here's a thought, you gave this turd a job, you take it away.

IncenseDebate November 9, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Give a shit a turd, he craps for a day. Teach a shit to turd, he needs a permanent supply of grampy pants.

ManchuCandidate November 9, 2011 at 1:51 pm

He wasn't much of a private sector working guy either.

pdiddycornchips November 9, 2011 at 2:44 pm

During the Vietnam war, officers were sometimes killed by their own troops if the grunts found their leadership wanting. I'm talking to you Illinois 8.

comrad_darkness November 9, 2011 at 3:03 pm

No one wanted to give this turd a job except idiot republican voters and their narrowminded push button issue (no help for browns!!). This is the guy that begged off paying child support to his wife by pleading poverty.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:43 pm

After which, he took a trip to Italy and then to Mexico with his new girlfriend, who has kids by him.

Lionel[redacted]Esq November 9, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Yes, the Government insisted that everyone should have a house. Even black and brown people. And then they forced the large banks to bundle all those mortgages together so that investors had no idea what the risk was, and give loans on big huge houses in Arizona and Florida that were unpayable when the market crashed, and to give giant bonuses to their executives while Rome burned. Damn Government!

EatsBabyDingos November 9, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Needz moar Howard Dean "EEEYYYOOOOOAAAAHHHH!" But not much, as the zesty level is quite elevated.

Urban_Achiever November 9, 2011 at 2:28 pm

LEAAVVVE BANKS ALLOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BaldarTFlagass November 9, 2011 at 1:39 pm

So, is this Joe's Captain Queeg moment? "Ahh, but the strawberries that's… that's where I had them."

Tundra Grifter November 9, 2011 at 1:53 pm

"Captain – are you saying someone stole your strawberries?"

"No – I invited you all in for a bowl of sand. Makes a great snack."

- Mad Magazine

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Captain Queef. "Ahh, but those dingleberries that's … that's when I had them."

Not_So_Much November 9, 2011 at 1:40 pm

What the fuck does Screamin' Joe know about finance? Shouting, lying douchecanoe can't even manage his own child support payments.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Why do his constituents fail to point this out?

ManchuCandidate November 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Hey Joe, where you goin' with that Koch in your mouth
Hey Joe, I said where you goin' with that Koch in your mouth

I'm going down to shoot my big mouth
You know, I've been told to tell some fucking lies 'bout banks
I'm going down to shoot my big mouth
You know, I've been told to blame you fucks not the banks
And that ain't too bad

comrad_darkness November 9, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Nice. And I usually hate these things.

MzNicky November 9, 2011 at 4:37 pm

That's what I was thinking as well.

Mumbletypeg November 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm

There's enough repressed rage in this human dildo to power-balloon his own parade float with bilious hot air. I'll provide the nipple clamps for keeping him tethered securely.

bureaucrap November 9, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Not sure where you're seeing the "repressed" part.

Mumbletypeg November 9, 2011 at 1:56 pm

My mistake. I had assumed combustible reactions like this came from within, not from without.

LesBontemps November 9, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Repressed?

Mumbletypeg November 9, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Repressed?

When he's around his kids, I'm hoping so, certainly. That's what Norman Bates felt he deserved that big award for, right?

/snark off — If his kids, estranged or no, have been spared these outbursts b/c Walsh avoids unleashing his anger around them, that's repression I can believe in. (Until he gets some help).

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Nipple clamps alone would leave him too unbalanced. A nice, tight pair of ball-clamps should help. Ignore the screaming. He's a dreadful pussy.

Texan_Bulldog November 9, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Yes, very wrong, Sheriff Roscoe.

SheriffRoscoe November 9, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Dammit, I was going to try again with this…..but flipping out in a bar and yelling "Dodd / Frank! Is that what you want? Is that what you want?" at the top of his lungs gets my juices flowin'.

weejee November 9, 2011 at 2:13 pm

I think for Joe Walsh, maybe Barney Frank gets his juices flowing.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Barney wouldn't waste his time talking to this dining-table leg.

DerrickWildcat November 9, 2011 at 1:42 pm

PEOPLE! In 20 Minutes, OBAMA is going to take over our airwaves and sublimanalize our brains with Communist thoughts!!!

chascates November 9, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Drudge has obligatory picture of 'Big Sis' with hede: DON'T BE AFRAID: IT'S ONLY A TEST…

chicken_thief November 9, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Again?! WTF. You'd think he'd be happy with indoctrinating the kids in school.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Et tu, you brute?

gloriositudinously November 9, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Whoa! Talk about a flashback to 2008. If only, if only. Sniff.

Generation[redacted] November 9, 2011 at 2:01 pm

I hope he yells at everyone.

DaRooster November 9, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Especially everyone that is orange…

comrad_darkness November 9, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Thank god. Finally!

not that Dewey November 9, 2011 at 3:17 pm

If you don't see something, don't say something.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:47 pm

AGAIN?

SexySmurf November 9, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Hey Joe, that box with the lens on it is called a camera. It has the ability to record moments of time for all to see. You might not want to act like a complete asshole around it.

TitsOccupado November 9, 2011 at 1:54 pm

He thought it could only steal souls, which is OK, because he has no soul.

SayItWithWookies November 9, 2011 at 2:06 pm

That probably was Joe Walsh not acting like a complete asshole. I'll bet his unguarded self is much more of an uncomprehending, spoiled, arrogant little shit.

Chichikovovich November 9, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I use the general rule of thumb that if someone behaves really badly when they know their every word, movement and facial expression is being recorded, their behavior off camera is ten times worse. By that standard, I'm thinking our Joe is in Ted Bundy territory.

OneDollarJuana November 9, 2011 at 3:15 pm

IIRC, Ted Bundy was a charmer (at least till the end).

Chichikovovich November 9, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Yes – consistent with the "when the camera isn't on" motif, I was thinking of Bundy when the mask came off.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:51 pm

So, desu-ka? I like to think he was more like that dreadful fucker, Edmund Kemper, who killed his mother, ripped out her throat and tossed it in the garbage disposal, then had sex with her corpse. Charming!

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:49 pm

What One Dollar Juana said.

If you're planning a career as a psychopathic serial killer, it behooves you to charm your victims into your power. Yelling usually doesn't work. Ergo, Joe is no Bundy.

Gainsbourg69 November 9, 2011 at 3:10 pm

What a fucking prick. Out of all the people there he chose to get in a woman's face.

Chichikovovich November 9, 2011 at 3:39 pm

And of all the people there it was a woman who gave him the metaphorical kick in the 'nads.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Smaller and also, too, less likely to nutpunch him into a coma.

WhatTheHeck November 9, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Incredibly loud and unfortunately too close.
But hey, that's what you do when people don't understand your message.
Next time, shout louder. I still didn't get your message.

TitsOccupado November 9, 2011 at 1:54 pm

I know, this is how I get my message across to people that don't speak my language.

Chichikovovich November 9, 2011 at 2:11 pm

It's especially helpful when it is a crowd of people who don't speak English.

OneYieldRegular November 9, 2011 at 2:22 pm

You can just picture this guy trying to order dinner in France.

anniegetyerfun November 9, 2011 at 2:59 pm

I SAID I WANT THE FILL-IT MIGG NON!

El Pinche November 9, 2011 at 1:44 pm

I wonder if shrieking deadbeat dad Joe Walsh knows that HE IS THE FUCKING GOVERNMENT.

Oblios_Cap November 9, 2011 at 1:51 pm

I'm always amazed that the people that scream the loudest about how they hate the government are the first in line to make a living being in it.

TitsOccupado November 9, 2011 at 1:55 pm

The real money is in government contracts, though.

freakishlywrong November 9, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I hear the salary is nice if you don't have to share it with your children for support and the benefits are generous if you don't cover your fambly.

gloriositudinously November 9, 2011 at 1:59 pm

He seems to be sticking to his mission to destroy himself, but self-aware? Meh.

Wilcoxyz November 9, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Sure he's kicked up in a ragey lather about responsibility, but he didn't beat anyone with a belt.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Yet. In public. That we know of.

V572625694 November 9, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Did Joe go to the Rick Santilli School of Communications?If he poked his finger in the chest and yelled in the face of some bar patrons of my acquaintance, he might get his clock cleaned in addition to losing their votes.

And that girl behind Crazy Joe at 0:32 looks quit hittable…in the metaphoric, sexual, sense. (Thanks to Sharon Bialek, you have to explain this now to be "politically correct.") She wisely fled this stupidity fest at 0:42.

weejee November 9, 2011 at 2:15 pm

And Gabby gets shot for being polite.

V572625694 November 9, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Meet The New Civility: it looks a lot like The Old Aggression.

mull_man November 9, 2011 at 3:19 pm

He does that in a bar on the South Side, and he'll walk out with a new nickname. Niney.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:55 pm

I was just thinking that young Joseph might not have a whole lot of contact with cranky Oldz, especially not vets who might resent the in-your-face-yelling finger-pokey-stabby-stabbing shit. Because I know a few who would personally delight to flatten his arrogant ass into the woodwork and render that pretty face most unphotogenic.

paris biltong November 9, 2011 at 1:44 pm

I'm afraid I must reiterate what I wrote in the previous thread: "According to a New York Times analysis, nearly all of the biggest financial companies — Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America among them — have settled fraud cases by promising that they would never again violate an antifraud law, only to have the S.E.C. conclude they did it again a few years later. " They're lawbreakers and we're letting them get away with it.

gloriositudinously November 9, 2011 at 2:05 pm

But, as their crack legal teams will quickly point out, there was no clause in the contract stating, "No, seriously, for realz this time."

pdiddycornchips November 9, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Barney Frank makes them do it.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 10, 2011 at 7:08 am

I'm sure they'll promise not to do it again — so what's the problem?

DaRooster November 9, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Am I too late to run for president?!?

Generation[redacted] November 9, 2011 at 1:54 pm

The real question is, are you too sane?

LesBontemps November 9, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Not if you're running as a Republican, and you're not Mitt Romney.

chicken_thief November 9, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Herman?

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:56 pm

I understand the final filing deadlines were last week.

SayItWithWookies November 9, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Joe Walsh is right, of course — if it wasn't for government's sick obsession with people living in homes, we could all camp out and it would be just like the garden of Eden. And then government just bullied the finance industry into creating unregulated securities made out of bundled mortgage slices to let speculators bet on. Really, those smartypants executives at Goldman-Sachs should hire some lobbyists or something so they're not abused in this fashion anymore.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 9, 2011 at 3:15 pm

I'd like to ask him how many Americans he thinks should be without homes.

But he'd probably scream at me for not listening, when he said, "What created mess was your government, which has demanded for years that everybody be in a home."

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:57 pm

He *might* have meant "nursing home"?

not that Dewey November 9, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Why should anyone want a home? Stupid Big Government always making people not sleep in caves.

IncenseDebate November 9, 2011 at 1:47 pm

Angry white men are scary.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Not to angry black men.

Edited to add: with guns.

Schmannnity November 9, 2011 at 1:48 pm

I cannot understand why such a sweetheart is divorced. Maybe if he would pay some child support, his kids could get some therapy.

YasserArraFeck November 9, 2011 at 1:48 pm

"Too many people don’t listen"

And you're head of the line, you blowhard cocksucker.

gloriositudinously November 9, 2011 at 1:49 pm

How dare we bite the hands that feed him.

Oblios_Cap November 9, 2011 at 1:50 pm

"Repression is the only lasting philosophy. The dark deference of fear and slavery, my friend," observed the MarquisJoe Walsh, "will keep the dogs obedient to the whip, as long as this roof," looking up to it, "shuts out the sky."

DaSandman November 9, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Ah another member of the right wing Meth and Sodomy Breakfast club.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Meth, Sodomy, and The Bash.

poncho_pilot November 9, 2011 at 1:50 pm

i wasn't aware that the government was the sole driving force behind this whole home ownership thing. i thought that was some bullshit foisted on us from many different angles. but what do i know? i only listen to people when they're talking to me unlike a certain congressman i can think of whose name sounds like Blow Ballsh.

tymberwolf817 November 9, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Oh geez! It totally looks like Screamy McScreamerson slaps the woman in the denim jacket on the arm at 1:34 when he gets way up in her face. Bonus points for her WTF face.

BaldarTFlagass November 9, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Doesn't this bar have a fucking bouncer?

Geminisunmars November 9, 2011 at 4:35 pm

They've just hired Joe.

GinnehRED57 November 9, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Joey's got a tell! Never trust a man who twists his wedding ring AND checks his zipper!

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 7:00 pm

I wouldn't trust that half-assed piece of shit even if he had no arms, legs, or teeth.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 10, 2011 at 7:03 am

Hah – it means he'ss bluffing! Denim Lady picked up on it, too!
I want to marry that woman.

Ruhe November 9, 2011 at 1:54 pm

"The problem is you've got to be consistent. Americans have always utilized every resource available to them and just like coal or timber that money that new Chinese middle class was sitting on was a resource just waiting to be exploited. Failing to develop the collateralized mortgage devices necessary for extracting that resource would have been foolish and un-American. Is that what you want? All those lazy deadbeats who got into mortgages they couldn't afford were just doing their part and the Banks were just doing their part. Who's to blame? Obama, that's who. Now shut up!"

V572625694 November 9, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Joe's current district is in the great, flat, dreary exurbs northeast of Chicago. Not sure if that means anything but it ought to.

weejee November 9, 2011 at 2:18 pm

He ate too much COLORED OLEO as a child?

V572625694 November 9, 2011 at 2:36 pm

?

weejee November 9, 2011 at 3:52 pm

It used to be in Wisconsin you could not buy yellow margarine in ¼-lb stick. You could only by uncolored, white, margarine in 1-lb blocks that came with a dye pellet. At the Illinois border, near Walsh's district, there were store with humongous tall signs advertising "Colored Oleo" with more flash that those at a strip parlor.

V572625694 November 9, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Ha! Big Dairy used to be even more powerful than it is now. I grew up in Chicago, and my parents used to reminisce about how you had to mix a separate coloring agent with margarine if you didn’t want it to look like lard. They also fought tooth and nail (or hoof and udder) against the idea of milk in cardboard cartons because it spelled the end of home delivery.

Chet Kincaid November 9, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Oh wow, I've never heard of that, and my parents were born in 1918! You learn a new Grandpa Simpson monologue every day.

ShaveTheWhales November 9, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Not that far north.

/Edit: I see you already 'splained it.

Gainsbourg69 November 9, 2011 at 3:26 pm

It means that in 2012 that piece of shit is going back to selling cars or whatever the fuck it is he did before he decided to meddle in politics.

V572625694 November 9, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Oops, and I mean northwest of Chicago. As a native I should know better.

SorosBot November 9, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Actually it would be nice to see him go northeast of Chicago, and right down to the bottom of the lake.

ShaveTheWhales November 9, 2011 at 4:40 pm

I wuz wondering about those exurbs to the NE. Altlantis?

BaldarTFlagass November 9, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Anybody that speaks with that much forcefulness and conviction has got to be right. Right?

Biel_ze_Bubba November 9, 2011 at 3:20 pm

And the louder and more forceful, the further to the right. Right?

Tundra Grifter November 9, 2011 at 1:55 pm

"We made it as easy as possible for everyone to buy a home."

That joker never tried to close a loan, did he?

Biel_ze_Bubba November 9, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Hey, the market was just responding to what the government did.

Which was to totally let the banks do whatever the hell they wanted, with minimal regulation, and let Wall Street's financial alchemists transmute the toxic sludge of liars' loans into nice, shiny AAA-rated securities, and sell derivatives and swaps and designed-to-fail funds in a three-trillion-dollar secondary market with zero oversight. All the fault of the gubbimint, which he wants to fix by HAVING EVEN LESS REGULATION.

What a loud, insufferable fucking moron. No wonder his wife ditched him. If he doesn't want to pay child support, it's probably because his kids hate him.

MOG2410 November 9, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Hey, we HAVE A MECHANISM FOR THAT. Or so he kept yelling in that poor woman's face.

Tundra Grifter November 9, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Is that like the French Revolution had a mechanism for taking care of excess royalty?

comrad_darkness November 9, 2011 at 4:53 pm

This wankers took the "lesson" of the savings and loan debacle and used this same "regulation is at fault" excuse to screw the country over two more rounds after that. Yeah, if we stand by and let bastards like this lie unchallenged, *yet again* we really deserve the resulting ass pounding.

Tundra Grifter November 9, 2011 at 5:02 pm

BzB: I agree with you if you refer to investment banks (Wall Street houses). For the most part it wasn't conventional banks.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 10, 2011 at 10:42 am

Depends … do you consider Countrywide to have been "conventional"?

Tundra Grifter November 10, 2011 at 12:57 pm

BzB:

No. I put them in the Ownit, Ocwen, New Century, et. al. group.

The worst conventional bank (actually, a bank/thrift hybrid) was World Savings. Washington Mutual came to the game rather late.

For the most part, however, the sub-prime loans were generated outside the Federally regulated structure.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 7:06 pm

My partner and I went through the whole home-buying schtick twice. The first time was in the late 1980s, and it was MUCH more difficult to buy then, with the interest rates much higher, and the scrutiny you could expect much scrutiner. By the time we endured the second round, in 2002, the banks were practically BEGGING us to take the money. They wanted to give us a loan for much more than we wanted and we had to slap the shit out of them to convince them we weren't interested. So, it actually did become a LOT easier to buy a home between those two decades.

Tundra Grifter November 9, 2011 at 8:44 pm

HB: There is no doubt it became easier – I agree with you. However, I would never agree that it was ever a simple process. Particularly for borrowers who want to understand what the heck they are getting into.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 9:01 pm

True. Just reading the fine print was a three-day job.

ShitFilledExistence November 9, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Next up: Family Research Council's Town Hall Award

poncho_pilot November 9, 2011 at 1:56 pm

if Walsh had been part of the Cabaret Voltaire he could've gone by the pseudonym, Deadbeat Dada.

Monsieur_Grumpe November 9, 2011 at 1:56 pm

I think yelling stupid stuff is what comes after denial.
These are two phases of the 12 steps to realizing that you are douche bag.

DaRooster November 9, 2011 at 2:40 pm

So you're saying still a long way to go…

Ramon X November 9, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I liked this guy a whole lot better when he was with the Eagles.

GorzoTheMighty November 9, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Someone give his constituents a hanky to wipe the spray off there faces. Disgusting. Emily Post would not approve.

widestanceshakedown November 9, 2011 at 1:58 pm

"An empty barrel makes the most noise"

[widestanceshakedown's mom, who was too polite to finish the line with, "when you smack it with a stick"]

WhatTheHolyHeck November 9, 2011 at 1:58 pm

"What created mess was your government, which has demanded for years that everybody be in a home. And we’ve made it easy as possible for people to be in homes," Walsh explained in a clear, measured voice. "These freeloaders should be homeless, the way Jeebus intended." Walsh then added, "Jeebus didn't spend a shekel on his own kids either."

IncenseDebate November 9, 2011 at 1:58 pm

You know who else yelled and screamed about government in a bar.

TitsOccupado November 9, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Jeebus, am I ever glad I quit drinking before faux news started playing on every teevee in every workingman's bar in USAmerica…

SorosBot November 9, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Archie Bunker?

Dok-cupy Everything November 9, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Don't recall the name, but I think there was a lot of putsching and scoffing.

DaRooster November 9, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Ben Franklin?

ShitFilledExistence November 9, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Me?

Biel_ze_Bubba November 9, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Lemme think now … does Munich's Hofbrauhaus count as a bar?

chascates November 9, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Joe proves he should be in a home.

freakishlywrong November 9, 2011 at 1:59 pm

♫Can you say "one term"?♫♫

ShitFilledExistence November 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm

The child support probably just came out of his check.

DaRooster November 9, 2011 at 2:43 pm

"Damn Government!"

a_pink_poodle November 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm

I remember a Democrat representative who was rather insulting to some Tea Partiers. Although the Tea Partiers were the first ones to start screaming and it may have been over Obama's birth certificate, I don't know.

SheriffRoscoe November 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Big government wants us all to be in homes. It's enough to send people like Joe Walsh into a screaming rampage.

MzNicky November 9, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Slumlord-owned hovels for all, like the Founding Fathers intended!

OccupytheDashboard November 9, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Barkeep…time to cut Joe off.

ShitFilledExistence November 9, 2011 at 2:06 pm

he's another four dollar whore
don't look him in the eyes
he'll break your heart

TitsOccupado November 9, 2011 at 2:10 pm

At the knees, I hope?

WilliamHTaft November 9, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Last time Joe got that mad was when some broad told him he's supposed to help raise his kid just because he's the father.

proudgrampa November 9, 2011 at 2:02 pm

"And I don’t want government meddling in the marketplace. Yeah, they move from Goldman Sachs to the White House, I understand all of that. But you gotta’ be consistent. And it’s not the private marketplace that created this mess. What created mess was your government…"

So, he makes the point, right? Gold Sacks = WH = "Our" Gubmint.

What an asshole.

Oh. And I still like "Peaceful Easy Feeling." Also. Too.

V572625694 November 9, 2011 at 2:05 pm

You can't argue that the policies of our government have not been consistent with the best interests of Gold Mansacks.

Chet Kincaid November 9, 2011 at 2:03 pm

My God, this PISSES ME OFF. Who is this fucking guy to berate the people he works for?! Fuck this asshole son of a bitch.

Limeylizzie November 9, 2011 at 3:45 pm

God, I love you when your'e angry….

Chet Kincaid November 9, 2011 at 6:34 pm

And an Angry Lizzie comment is ruthlessly efficient. I do enjoy them!

Franknflower November 9, 2011 at 2:03 pm

PEOPLE IN HOMES! GOD THAT REALLY PISSES ME OFF!!!

DaRooster November 9, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Green Jeans and Romney's shirt… C'mon Man!

BigDumbRedDog November 9, 2011 at 2:05 pm

IF I TALK REALLY LOUD MAYBE I'LL SOUND SMARTER.

MOG2410 November 9, 2011 at 4:03 pm

I think I can outshout him if you give me a chance, but then he'll make me leave.

BigDumbRedDog November 9, 2011 at 2:06 pm

It looks like somebody needs a nap.

TitsOccupado November 9, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Dirt nap, preferably.

MrFizzy November 9, 2011 at 2:07 pm

I wish this guy was my representative so I could hound him to the edge of the earth.

proudgrampa November 9, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Maybe we could put him in for a transfer…

SorosBot November 9, 2011 at 2:09 pm

People accurately blaming the institutions that are actually at fault for plunging the economy into recession instead of falsely accusing the people that Joe Walsh hates just gets me so angry.

Gleem_McShineys November 9, 2011 at 2:09 pm

SAFETY NOTICE: Overinflated douchebags may explode at any moment.

proudgrampa November 9, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Mr Creosote has arrived!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlK62rjQWLk

shrillharpy November 9, 2011 at 2:10 pm

After he started yelling about Dodd Frank, I really wanted one of his constituents to shriek back at him: "Bring back Glass-Steagall, muthafuckah!!" What an ass.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 9, 2011 at 3:56 pm

We had the Lyndon LaRouche wackjobs out on the sidewalk today. Seems they've decided that Glass-Steagall was a good thing, and they want it brought back. (They're so many light-years to the far right, they sometimes vanish from sight, and unexpectedly pop up to your left. Proof of a closed universe — but I digress.) Anyhow, it would be a spectacular pay-per-view cage match to put those nutters together with Walsh, and let them discuss the issue.

RavenRant November 9, 2011 at 4:30 pm

An idea isn't responsible for its supporters.

I wish the entire population of this country would shriek, "Bring back Glass-Steagall, muthafuckah!!" In unison. Over and over and over.

Pop_Socket November 9, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Someone yell at Joe Walsh to pay his damn child support.

MzNicky November 9, 2011 at 4:46 pm

And then run away, quick.

BarackMyWorld November 9, 2011 at 2:11 pm

"Don’t blame banks, and don’t blame the marketplace for the mess we’re in right now!"

I'm still amazed conservatives have never heard of credit default swaps or over-the-counter derivatives.

Or maybe they have, but keep pointing to the victims of predatory lending as the culprits because that's the narrative their corporate masters tell them to push.

Hmmmm….

Chet Kincaid November 9, 2011 at 2:44 pm

It's the principle of Bull Connor's Razor: The explanation with the most Negroes is where the blame goes.

RavenRant November 9, 2011 at 3:28 pm

OMG! Chet Kincaid = Genius.

Chet Kincaid November 9, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Aw shucks.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 9, 2011 at 4:15 pm

So long as you take into account that 1 black president = 1,000 ordinary Negroes, I think you have something there.

Chet Kincaid November 9, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Nice corollary.

TitsOccupado November 9, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Skinny little fuck, I could take him…

BaldarTFlagass November 9, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Think Progress is now reporting that Joe's excuse for his tirade is that he was "working on an empty stomach." I think "working with an empty head" may be closer to the truth.

SorosBot November 9, 2011 at 2:26 pm

Or "working with an alcohol-filled bloodstream".

Chichikovovich November 9, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Or perhaps "inadequately blood-filled alcohol stream".

comrad_darkness November 9, 2011 at 3:21 pm

That's always my excuse.

ShitFilledExistence November 9, 2011 at 3:22 pm

…and a fully operational coke nose.

JustPixelz November 9, 2011 at 2:13 pm

In the same meeting

Walsh also suggested that the federal government stop funding the U.S. Postal Service. He shouted: 'If the Postal Service can't compete in the marketplace, I am tired of propping it up.

What marketplace is the Postal Service competing in? Packages. As for mail delivery, Postal Service charges 44cents; FedEx "Saver" cost for an envelope is $27. That's the miracle of the market — paying $27 for something that can be done for 44 cents,

DaRooster November 9, 2011 at 2:52 pm

However… USPS doesn't have lobbyists.

BarackMyWorld November 9, 2011 at 3:02 pm

WHERE DOES IT SAY IN THE CONSTITUTION THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS TO RUN A POST OFFICE????

Oh, wait…there it is. My bad.

Chichikovovich November 9, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Well, yeah, sure, but…. did you ever actually read that thing? It even has a clause stating that Congress shall pass laws to provide for general welfare! Y'know – crazy talk.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 9, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Damned commie founding fathers … they're almost as bad as that socialist Jeebus.

emmelemm November 9, 2011 at 3:06 pm

I think the point is that the Postal Service isn't quite capable of doing it for 44 cents. (See: current insolvency.) However, they wouldn't have to raise their prices to FedEx levels to be fully in the black. If they were really "in the marketplace", they'd kick FedEx et. al's ASS.

HistoriCat November 9, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Hell, if they were really "in the marketplace" they wouldn't have to fund their pension decades into the future.,

Chichikovovich November 9, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Y'know, it's almost as if Republicans in Congress put requirements on them that they knew would force them to run a deficit, so they could close branches, lay off people, etc….

Naw, couldn't be. I mean, Joe Paterno's a Republican, so you know they're stand-up guys.

RavenRant November 9, 2011 at 3:56 pm

I'll bet FedEx and UPS don't even have pensions for the rank and file. Management, maybe. Execs, lavish pension benefit packages.

widestanceshakedown November 9, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Keep that up, Joe, and the invisible ballot will guide your head into the lap of one termitude.

Chet Kincaid November 9, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Win

widestanceshakedown November 9, 2011 at 3:03 pm

You are too kind, CK.

Dok-cupy Everything November 9, 2011 at 2:15 pm

There's a longer version of this beer summit floating around out there somewhere, in which the woman in the denim jacket completely pwns Walsh. I would like to recommend she run for his seat.

EDIT: Gluttons for punishment can watch the full 50 minute meeting if they want: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ct-76UB98s

Chet Kincaid November 9, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Alright, which one of you fuckers is the smart lady in the jean jacket?

And I love the way he is obviously pissed as hell at the woman, but is such a coward that he blows up at some other guy who has hardly said anything.

It's just wonderful the way the whole bar-full of folks just quietly makes an ass of him.

ttommyunger November 9, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Now I get it! I thought he was just a dead-beat dad and a dick to his kids; now I see he is just a dick… Must have lost his shoulders carrying all that dickishness around.

barto November 9, 2011 at 2:19 pm

"your government". See, Joe, it's actually "our government", unless you're just casting aspersions at yourself, as you are the elected one – for now…

Redhead November 9, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Since when is "being mentally ret@rded" the main qualification for Repugnicant candidates, pundits, etc?

SaintRond November 9, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Holy shit! You mean, the government wants people to have a home, as opposed to being fucking homeless?!! Jesus, what'll they think of next?!!

meatlofer November 9, 2011 at 2:24 pm

I wish him no-bad-luck,other than burning to death in a firery plane wreck!

Come here a minute November 9, 2011 at 2:25 pm

OT: This just in — Cain to be on Letterman on "Friday". That is weird because Friday's shows are taped Monday. How will they account for all the new harassment accusations reported in the interim?

ManchuCandidate November 9, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Cain's Top 10 Sexual Harassment Suits?
Top 10 Pickup Lines?
Top 10 Female Staffers I've hit on?

DaRooster November 9, 2011 at 2:55 pm

I doubt Letterman should do those…

Come here a minute November 9, 2011 at 3:32 pm

He has the advantage of, as far as we know, only being accused of consensual cheating on his wife. And he has publicly acknowledged the truth of the accusation. But that won't stop the teatards from calling him a him a hypocrite, because they don't understand words that big.

SorosBot November 9, 2011 at 4:00 pm

That's because, as we've discussed before, consent doesn't matter to these assholes; all crimes of having sex in the wrong way are equal, so rape, child molestation and sexual harassment are the moral equivalents of consensual cheating, non-marital fucking, and gay sex.

widestanceshakedown November 9, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Preemptive denyfulness, mis-speakage and unremembrance are a politician's best, and generally only, friends.

(my spellcheck is about to implode)

ndisang67 November 9, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Has Joe made good on his back child support?

DaRooster November 9, 2011 at 2:56 pm

LOL!!

ManchuCandidate November 9, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Not mentioned. Now one of US American's most corrupt congressmen.
http://thehill.com/homenews/news/182653-watchdog-

Chichikovovich November 9, 2011 at 2:40 pm

From the article: "A county judge in Illinois ruled last week that Walsh has to explain why he is so far behind making his child support payments, according to the Chicago Sun-Times."

"It's because I'm a shameless deadbeat, your honor. OK, are we done now? Can I go?"

TitsOccupado November 9, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Congrats on hitting 100 pee.

Chichikovovich November 9, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Thx.

SorosBot November 9, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Whoever transcribed Joe got it wrong; to be accurate, those last few sentences need to be in ALL CAPS AND WIHT BAD SPELING AND POUR GRAMMER!!1!

Chichikovovich November 9, 2011 at 2:32 pm

"What created mess was your government, which has demanded for years that everybody be in a home."

It is true that Bush and his people were inclined to blather on about their goal of making the US an "Ownership Society" and so I can see why he would be inclined to blame Bush, but calling that a "demand" is too strong. Or perhaps he is referring to the Mortgage Interest tax deduction. That does give a powerful incentive to buy rather than rent. So I suppose Joe and his fellow Tea Partiers will be looking to eliminate the Mortgage Interest Deduction right away.

Bwwwhahahahahahahah….. !

iburl November 9, 2011 at 2:32 pm

YOU MUST BAIL OUT THE BANKS FOR THEIR OWN STUPID BUSINESS DECISIONS WITH YOUR TAX MONEY EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE MADE MORE PROFITS DURING THE FIRST TWO YEARS OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION THAN THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE 8 YEARS OF THE GHW BUSH ADMINISTRATION!!! BLAME DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT (WE THE PEOPLE) NOT THE POOR INNOCENT BILLIONAIRES!!

IncenseDebate November 9, 2011 at 2:32 pm

So a stupid loud congressman walks into a bar…

Biel_ze_Bubba November 9, 2011 at 5:40 pm

… and has a few drinks too many …

DahBoner November 9, 2011 at 2:35 pm

I hate these crappy Live releases!

The album version is always better…

HelmutNewton November 9, 2011 at 2:37 pm

So Joe's the dude who writes up all those crazy ALL CAPS teabagger e-mails my aunt keeps sending me.

SorosBot November 9, 2011 at 2:38 pm

1980; since then they've always been looking for candidates just like Reagan.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 9, 2011 at 4:30 pm

The numbnuts on the far right were never satisfied with Reagan, who compromised with the Dems on domestic issues. They gave us Bush the Elder, who was more conservative, fucked up the Supreme Court with political hacks, and gave us Gulf War I. But that wasn't good enough, so they gave us Dumbya, who fucked up absolutely everything. Still not satisfied, they've produced the current clown car full of candidates, each trying to out-crazy the other so as to get the wingnuts' blessing.
It's starting to look as if the GOP's race to the bottom has finally hit bottom… or so I hope.

DaRooster November 9, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Did he also have them folks arrested… in a Paul Ryan sort of way… or just run away crying like Cantor?

kingcocrazy November 9, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Pity no one in the crowd had the sack to take a swing at this shitbag. Guys like him understand one thing: a righteous ass-kicking. One of his constituents needs to step up and deliver one.

TitsOccupado November 9, 2011 at 2:56 pm

That woman in the denim jacket, for instance.

Guppy November 9, 2011 at 2:39 pm

You know who else was obsessed with consistency, maintaining the status quo and not rocking the boat?

(Jefferson Davis)

HistoriCat November 9, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Several of my previous bosses.

Tundra Grifter November 9, 2011 at 4:52 pm

My ex-wife?

Biel_ze_Bubba November 9, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Louis XVI?

Beowoof November 9, 2011 at 2:40 pm

What created this mess is douche bags like Joe Walsh who ignore facts and go with their beliefs. See Tim Dickenson's article in Rolling Stone. http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/how-the

RavenRant November 9, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Brilliant article. Yves Smith at Naked Capitalism also has consistently good coverage of financial sector criminality.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 9, 2011 at 5:04 pm

"ignore facts and go with their beliefs" covers 90% of republicans, and 100% of teabaggers and Xtards. And the North Korean government.

IncenseDebate November 9, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Beer hall douche.

comrad_darkness November 9, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Yeah, those banks like Countrywide were doing charity, cashing in on those Wall Street derivatives, encouraging their loan brokers to lie on applications was another great charity move. And the ratings agencies, just the peak of philanthropists, taking those perfectly legal kickbacks to rate all those fraudulent mortgages as AAA when they knew they were garbage. Those dear dear victim bankers strong arming appraisers to force them to value properties higher than market value. God all these people, so cooperative with this government "mandate" to commit fraud that no one has ever been able to point out a single regulator action as evidence for, while there are reams of evidence of fraud to raise bonuses for executives.

Those charitable bankers cashed in and took home $100, 000,000 bonuses every year of the scam and never gave a single dime of it back despite having their asses bailed out by you and I. Imagine criticizing those people!

anniegetyerfun November 9, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Knowing conservatives as I do, this will just make him a bigger hero. If he had killed a kitten and punched an old lady in the face at the start of the video, he'd have been in the White House by noon today.

SheriffRoscoe November 9, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Telling those women to stop their whining and get back in the kitchen would have been a conservative crowd pleaser, too.

El Pinche November 9, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Don't forget pissing on disabled vets. Teatards loooooooove that shit.

comrad_darkness November 9, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Insisting that 12 year old girls must give birth to rape babies would get him sainthood in the catholic church to boot.

Mrs. Bitch November 9, 2011 at 2:57 pm

What a charming bunch:
Joe Walsh – You be quiet!
Joe Wilson – You lie!
Herman Cain – You suck! Now! You want a job don't you?

GinnehRED57 November 9, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Meanwhile the batshit crazy lady who's his biggest fan on Facebook posts demands in ALL CAPS THAT HE STOP THE OBAMUNISTS FROM TURNING ALL THE RADIOS AND TEEVEES OVER TOO GODLESS ATHEISM BRAINWAVES.

I kid you not. His fan page is full of fawning Faux News idiots from out of state, and cranky constituents like me, and one crazy lady who's worried about Bildberg.

MissTaken November 9, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Obamunists. I haven't heard that gem yet, I like! Similar to Libunatics but with a bit more flair.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 9, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Yikes! How much drinking does it take to recover from reading that shit?

TitsOccupado November 9, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Gah. I can't take it anymore. I am leaving, won't be back until Sunday, fuck the world, which is the original ftw, btw…

El Pinche November 9, 2011 at 3:03 pm

He almost hates government as much as paying child support or his family. But not quite.

Barrelhse November 9, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Nothing more blood-curdling than the shriek of a porcupine, other than Sarah Palin.

Indiepalin November 9, 2011 at 3:09 pm

So when's the Midnight Man gonna start writing those checks to his ex-wife?

Blueb4sunrise November 9, 2011 at 3:47 pm

He'll just Walk Away.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 9, 2011 at 5:11 pm

A bottle of 18-year-old single malt says he won't pay a dime voluntarily, and makes his ex go to the extra trouble and expense of having his paycheck garnished.

comrad_darkness November 9, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Bitch, please. The Commodities Modernization Act, from the darling Banking Whore of Babylon, Phil Gramm, IS the cause of the mess. *Banning* the government from taking action caused the mess.

Allmighty_Manos November 9, 2011 at 3:17 pm

This guy has the political chops of a Bill Clinton — if Clinton yelled at and insulted voters instead of listening to their concerns and empathizing with their problems.

SorosBot November 9, 2011 at 3:20 pm

OT but bwahahahaha:
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/big_tent/Santo

Then Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum thought enough of Jerry Sandusky nine years ago to sponsor the former Penn State defense coordinator for a “Congressional Angels in Adoption” award, citing his work with a non-profit group he founded to provide care for foster children.

ShitFilledExistence November 9, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Congressional Diddlers in Adoption

Blueb4sunrise November 9, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Just saw that at TPM. Added to list of 'Can't Make Up This Shit.'.

Ramon X November 9, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Skin…. crawling…

Biel_ze_Bubba November 9, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Someone's gonna have to open up a Republican Shitheads and Perverts Hall of Fame.

Edited to add:
Further entry in the "Can't Make Up This Shit" department:
Sandusky wrote a book about how much he cares for children.
It's called "Touched".

Limeylizzie November 9, 2011 at 3:21 pm

When confronted with people who do this screaming thing ,MrLimeylizzie, I'm looking at you, my darling, I laugh in their face and it drives them completely insane.

Chichikovovich November 9, 2011 at 3:35 pm

That's a solid strategy, for sure. I like to mix it up (Chichikovna, my love – are you reading this?) with the flat affect, just a hint of a smile, "please tell me more" ju-jitsu. Good to keep a shouter guessing.

Limeylizzie November 9, 2011 at 3:41 pm

I have also used the flat affect, I find it quite successful and annoys them to no end. Also good is the half-smile indicating empathy with their insanity.

Ramon X November 9, 2011 at 4:01 pm

I always learn so much from the Wonkers.

MOG2410 November 9, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Would love to see you do that to this Db. He'd probably have you removed.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 9, 2011 at 5:19 pm

An excellent move, if you have the presence of mind (or the instincts) to pull it off.
I would be so astonished by such a spectacular display of assholery that I'd just stare in disbelief.

An_Outhouse November 9, 2011 at 3:23 pm

I wonder if Joe feels the government is meddling in the market place when they garnish his pay check to pay his back child support. Personal responsibility and family values!!11!

Maman November 9, 2011 at 3:29 pm

How embarrassing that this idiots represents my state. He is just an all around foul human speck of trash

Eve8Apples November 9, 2011 at 3:31 pm

"What created mess was your government, which has demanded for years that everybody be in a home."

The last thing this country needs is the American government helping Americans realize the American dream of owning an American home.

Ramon X November 9, 2011 at 4:02 pm

He must be talking about that Ownership Society thing, right?

slowhansolo November 9, 2011 at 3:33 pm

What's the approval rate for this congress? Something like 9%? The margin of error? This strident, pencil-necked, kid-abandoning sack of shit ought to get back to his 109 days of work per year and get cracking on yet another reinforcement of "In God We Trust."

Biel_ze_Bubba November 9, 2011 at 5:22 pm

And what the hell is that last 9% thinking? Must be the "no government = good government" crowd, who have to be pretty well satisfied at this point.

aguacatero November 9, 2011 at 3:33 pm

That woman's way cool –totally unfazed by Joe's little Mussolini-on-roids act.

RavenRant November 9, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Oh, how I wish that when he got up in that lady's grill, she jumped to her feet and took a step toward him. It would have been so droll to watch him wet his pants and fall to the floor clutching the place in his chest where a heart is supposed to be.

Chillwaver November 9, 2011 at 3:49 pm

"PLAY SKYNYRD!!!"

MissTaken November 9, 2011 at 4:01 pm

A homeless man yelled at me the other day that the "US Government Federal" pays the Queen $5million a year to keep quiet who really killed JR.

That's more believable than what this nincompoop is spouting off about.

comrad_darkness November 9, 2011 at 4:53 pm

That's cheap! What else can we pay her to do?

Biel_ze_Bubba November 9, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Must be a Lyndon LaRouche fan. You should have asked him about the Queen's involvement in the drug trade (in cahoots with the Pope.)

There's nothing quite as surreal as discussing this stuff with on of these guys … every time you think you have a handle on their thinking, they pop out another glittering gem of insanity, and you have to back away from reality another several miles to take it in.

RavenRant November 9, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Well, 15 years ago, would you have believed that the Pope and high ranking Vatican officials were running a criminal racket dedicated to shielding thousands of pedophile rapists and giving them unlimited access to new victims?

comrad_darkness November 9, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Yeah, I would have. The Catholic Church's #1 mission is protecting and enriching the Catholic Church. Always has been, always will be.

RavenRant November 10, 2011 at 12:02 am

So, the Lyndon LaRouche accusations of drug dealing may be crazy conspiracy territory, but accusations of Vatican involvement with bank fraud and money laundering seem to be pretty well supported over a period of decades. (If not centuries.)

Not to mention slave labor, (Magdalene Laundries), institutionalized sexual abuse, (US, Belgium, Austria, Germany, Mexico, Central America, South America, Africa, Asia…)

Ad, of course, no one expects the Spanish Inquisition!

Biel_ze_Bubba November 10, 2011 at 11:23 am

I grew up with that stuff … there were always a few "funny" priests who would suddenly vanish — reassigned overnight — and they were quickly and happily forgotten about. In retrospect, anybody with minimal statistical chops could have figured out the scale of the problem — but yes, I'd have been (and was) surprised at how high the problem went. Nobody wanted to be responsible for tarnishing the institution by calling the cops, so each and every one of them kicked the problem upstairs. Until it reached the top … where calling the cops wasn't seen as a good option.

While we're on the topic: Penn State's not the only place where football is a religion — want to bet we'll see people coming out of the woodwork at other schools, with similar complaints?

RavenRant November 10, 2011 at 2:12 pm

I was in Catholic School in Nevada. A priest was french kissing and groping an 8th grade girl on the playground during recess, in full view of students as young as 1st grade. I told a group of nuns. They told me to mind my own business.

Impunity. There's a lot of that going around.

Re: Penn State. Can you believe those douchebags rioting on campus yelling "We want Joe"? One said the trustees had 'tarnished' his icon. Like his icon didn't tarnish himself by shielding a serial child rapist for years.

The publicity may help others come forward at other schools, but coming out as a victim carries a very high price. I think, in some ways, despite overt misogyny in our culture, the price may be higher for male victims. In addition to homophobia projected onto the victims, there's the expectation that boys/men 'should' be able to take care of themselves and fight back. Just another way of blaming the victim.

It is bizarre for me to see how many people take the rape of children in stride, as if it's a trivial matter. I think most people instinctively feel the rape of a child is an atrocity, but clearly there is a fairly large population that feels whatever or whomever an important man wants to stick his dick into is entirely up to his own taste and discretion.

RavenRant November 9, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Ewww. I couldn't watch the whole long version, (45 minutes), but I skipped through and played bits and pieces here and there. Later, he starts trying to flirt with the lady he'd been screaming at, saying he 'thinks he's falling for her." He yells at a number of people, but the only person he tries to physically intimidate is the woman, several times.

Creepy, creepy, creepy. Fucking "Look what you made me do, can't you see how much it hurts me when you make me hurt you?" Domestic abuse is written all over this douche.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 9, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Thanks to the wonders of YouTube, his opponent in the next election has all of his TV ads taken care of in advance. Start showing 30-second clips, and pretty soon people will be tuning in to see what's next.

dennis1943 November 9, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Daddy, was i bad…….?.

crybabyboehner November 9, 2011 at 4:34 pm

I'm sick of the damn GOVERNMENT with their CHILD SUPPORT ORDERS and all that other CRAP!

lochnessmonster November 9, 2011 at 4:55 pm

You can ask him questions but only if you agree with him.

lochnessmonster November 9, 2011 at 4:58 pm

He is consistent, consistantly an ASS.

baba544 November 9, 2011 at 5:19 pm

QUIET PEOPLE OR IM GONNA ASK YOU TO LEAVE

whatupirondog November 9, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Did I miss the gubmint handing out free houses to poor people like me? Is it too late to pick up a spacious two bath? I need room to wallow in all the free benefits I get that "rich" people don't.

SexyFawker November 9, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Douche.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 5:56 pm

My god, what a mean, obnoxious ASSHOLE! I woulda popped him in the mouth after the screaming started.

This is why I'm not allowed out of the house without a chaperone/guardian.

teebob2000 November 9, 2011 at 5:59 pm

UPDATE: he was working on an empty stomach…
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/updates/176

Madam Killjoy November 9, 2011 at 9:43 pm

In a diner.
At a breakfast-themed event.

comrad_darkness November 9, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Hey, it's not his fault he's hungry, okay?

RavenRant November 10, 2011 at 12:06 am

So he has the emotional control of a toddler. That was already apparent.

Did Jo Jo need a nappy-bye too? Perhaps a diaper change? Maybe someone could have patted him gently on the back until he burped?

datateday November 9, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Ohhh, he's just a Representative, hurrdy-dur-durr…

RavenRant November 9, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Who wants to bet that his 'consistent' anti-government principles will not get in the way of taking every dime of his taxpayer-supplied pension for life, and his taxpayer-supplied Cadillac health insurance for life?

Takers? Anyone?

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Jezus, do these stupid fux ever do anything but whine, lie, and scream? Joe Walsh explains WHY he yelled at his constituents: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/updates/176

Not real convincing. In fact, not convincing at all.

outragedcitizen November 9, 2011 at 9:08 pm

"You lie!"

Madam Killjoy November 9, 2011 at 9:45 pm

I can't complain, but sometimes I still do.
Life's been good to me so far.

What an asshat.

Negropolis November 10, 2011 at 12:23 am

He's a total man-child. He even dresses like one. It looks like his mother dressed him for his first day of school.

gingerland62 November 10, 2011 at 12:45 am

Who would vote for this man, is there a large brain dead constituency?

OKthennext November 10, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Gah!! Get the kids and the ex-wife in the witness protection program – STAT!.

poncho_pilot November 9, 2011 at 2:15 pm

that was actually Out-Of-Phase Jesus, star of Less Than Zero: I Saw The Cosine.

HedonismBot November 9, 2011 at 2:25 pm

I don't know who else liked the "you know who elsy-else gamey game-stan game." Do you?

Generation[redacted] November 9, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Tax cuts!

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:33 pm

How does that create one job?

paris biltong November 9, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Alternatively (and more current): "I don't even know that woman!"

Not_So_Much November 9, 2011 at 2:57 pm

"Girl's Brown-Eye?"

Chichikovovich November 9, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Back when I was a lil' shaver, working on construction, mes chums would sing a variation on the title line of this Crystal Gayle song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0aT0GXW8jw

I can't actually say it, because my sainted grandmother in heaven would be very disappointed in me. But I think you'll agree that in this context, with that title, it's just a matter of technique from here on in.

IncenseDebate November 9, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Nah, come on. Hitler? Sheesh.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Hey~!

McRibzgood November 9, 2011 at 3:11 pm

$3.50 for a shot and 16oz yuengling draft? How can one NOT go?

BaldarTFlagass November 9, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Goddamit, I hate when I get too obscure.

not that Dewey November 9, 2011 at 3:16 pm

I live in a town where there are only two bars, so it stands to reason that one of those two jukeboxes is going to play Garth Brooks sooner or later.

McRibzgood November 9, 2011 at 3:17 pm

I live in Pennsyl-tucky. There is no escape. They play Garth Brooks in the mariachi joint.

RavenRant November 9, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Sick to death of that one, too.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:32 pm

MUCH better.

McRibzgood November 9, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Sorry I didn't get it. I think today my funk is clogged. Thank you for cleaning my funk pipe.

Terry November 9, 2011 at 3:26 pm

I got it and have been singing the song since I read your post.

PhilippePetain November 9, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Granted most people not from the Chocolate City wouldn't get that one.

HedonismBot November 9, 2011 at 3:26 pm

I hardly ever go to the bars. But when I do, it's pretty much all country, all the time. But I live in Cowboy-istan, Wyoming. If you live where I do, people just assume you like it.
I sympathize with you. Nuff said.

SorosBot November 9, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Ouch. I live in the city, so almost nobody plays country crap at any of the bars I go to; and on the rare occasion somebody does everyone else glares angrily at the person.

BaldarTFlagass November 9, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Guess I haven't been overexposed. I don't think I've heard that in a decade.

Terry November 9, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Pennsyltucky, where Yeungling, Rolling Rock, and Bud are considered premium brands and the default or rail brand of beer is Genny Cream Ale. I can only drink Genny if I'm sitting at a bar with former coal miners and am the only one with all of my fingers and no persistent cough.

HedonismBot November 9, 2011 at 3:33 pm

My friends and I get glared at when we play something on the jukebox that is not country. When my selections are over, the bartender puts enough music on to ensure I don't get another chance to choose the song.
That's kind of why I don't go to the bars very often.

Indiepalin November 9, 2011 at 3:36 pm

I live in NM and I'd give anything for a sixer of Genny Cream this afternoon.

McRibzgood November 9, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Don't forget Iron Shitty Beer. Man I hate that stuff. When I lived in Chi town I couldn't believe that a friend of mine would pay me to bring back keg every time I went to PGH to visit the family.

jqheywood November 9, 2011 at 4:22 pm

oooh…bad memory…bad sensory memory…..Genny Screamers and driving the porcelain bus…

RavenRant November 9, 2011 at 3:39 pm

That's what she said.

Terry November 9, 2011 at 3:46 pm

My family is from over between Johnstown and Altoona. For some reason, we never saw much Iron City.

Genny tastes like club soda, more or less.

Geminisunmars November 9, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Oh, so that is what the screaming is really about.

DaRooster November 9, 2011 at 4:33 pm

I liked the second one…

DaRooster November 9, 2011 at 4:34 pm

"Don't It Make My Brown Eye Blue?"

Biel_ze_Bubba November 9, 2011 at 4:35 pm

It's only immoral if the woman consents… you can't have that!
There may be some differences from the Taliban's policies, but they're pretty subtle..

RavenRant November 9, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Or extramarital non-fucking, in the case of Anthony Weiner.

Also, gay sex is more like bestiality. Haven't you heard that it's just like Sex with Ducks?

ShaveTheWhales November 9, 2011 at 4:38 pm

When I was a wee Sconnie, one of my tasks was smushing the the plastic bag to turn the margarine "yellow".

weejee November 9, 2011 at 4:45 pm

There is a nice history of the margarine warz that ended in 1967 here.

DaRooster November 9, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Buh-Dum-Dum…

ShitFilledExistence November 9, 2011 at 5:07 pm
ShitFilledExistence November 9, 2011 at 4:46 pm

I unfortunately reside in AZ (from lower Bucks co. originally) and always make sure to get my fill of Genny and Yuengling when we go to visit my husband's parents in Rochester during the holidays.

Indiepalin November 9, 2011 at 5:19 pm

It could've been worse. It could have been Utica Club.

RavenRant November 9, 2011 at 5:20 pm

There was plenty of mortgage fraud – lender-initiated mortgage fraud, aka predatory lending.

And state legislatures and AGs around the country tried to put a stop to it, and were stopped in their tracks by the Bush administration.

RavenRant November 9, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Thank you. I'll be here all week. Tip your waitress.

Biel_ze_Bubba November 9, 2011 at 5:59 pm

That lame cover? Really? The original was so much better!

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Yup. He's about to be out of a job and all those sweet perks, like health care and pension benefits subsidized by taxpayers. The young mistress he dumped his wife for probably won't put up with his being unemployed for a long stretch AGAIN, so I'm guessing Joey's chickens will soon be coming home to roost, bocking all over his living room rug and, hopefully, shitting his bed.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:13 pm

Everybody wants to live where the weather is good and the scenery is beautiful, and at least over most of coastal California, it is, and it is. So, yeah, a million will get you a small, unattractive place with NO view in CA. For something WITH a view, you could pay several million more. Especially if you live anywhere near that beautiful, beautiful coast.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:14 pm

I remember that well.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Ew, dood,keep your funk pipe cleaning expeditions to yourselves!

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 6:40 pm

I'll bring the dildo, gas mask, rope, and whatever else he needs for that kinky Christian two-wetsuit-hanging scene.

starfanglednut November 9, 2011 at 6:56 pm

I know. I love it too.

starfanglednut November 9, 2011 at 7:05 pm

But what if he likes it?

RavenRant November 9, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Uh, no. They get very generous pensions and healthcare for the rest of their lives.

And he'll probably get a job on right wing radio or Fox. Them righties do like their shouty, screamy bullies.

Normally, I would say lobbyist, but I don't think his social skills would be adequate to the task.

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 7:21 pm

With my luck, chances are he will, innit?

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 7:25 pm

I think you have to serve a minimum number of years to qualify for all that sweet shit, and he's only served a single term.

I hope he doesn't actually get a job, any job, unless it's something really poorly paid and low-level. He needs to experience a little of the suffering of the majority. And, yeah, screaming at people doesn't really work when you're trying to get THEM to do YOU favours. What a godawful prick.

RavenRant November 9, 2011 at 7:36 pm

You are right. Five years to get the pension.

Here's hoping the laws of karma pay Mr. Walsh a visit soon, and decide to dig in and stay a while.

Gleem_McShineys November 9, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Same way he always has: HE DOESN'T

Herring_Burnit November 9, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Thanks muchly. I probably won't get to it before the new year dawns (I'm currently reading a humongous pile of history books), but I make a list every year and try to read everything on that list, so it's going on next year's list.Feel free to make more recommendations! I can't resist a good book, and if I have my surgery at the end of the year, as I expect, I'll have plenty of time to read while recuperating.

PhilippePetain November 10, 2011 at 3:24 pm

One of my mother's favorite songs. I'm not sure I should ask why.

Herring_Burnit November 10, 2011 at 3:48 pm

I wouldn't. There's certain things about one's parents that one just *doesn't* want to know.

Like, you know, if they actually had sex lives and stuff. Ew.

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