LOATHSOME JOE  9:31 am November 27, 2011

Internet Seeks ‘Off Switch’ For Joe Lieberman

by Wonkette Jr.

Fearmongering terror toad Joe Lieberman is the worst person in the Senate — not because he’s the dumbest, or the most personally repulsive, but because he has spent the past decade using his supposed “credibility” as a Democrat senator to wage domestic war against the American People. His latest attempt is an Internet Gulag for anyone who types “like a Muslim.” Vinegar Joe wants some button on every blog so all the assholes like him can “flag” and presumably remove anything on the entire Internet that offends Lieberman’s two interests (invading/destroying Muslim countries and bombing all individual Muslims).

The Verge reports:

[Lieberman has] written a letter to Google asking that its blogging platform Blogger be equipped with a flagging feature … for terrorists. This is largely because Jose Pimental, a man suspected of attempting to build a pipe bomb to attack the US military hosted his blog on Blogger.

It was Lieberman, you may recall with the usual intestinal gas produced when thinking about Lieberman, who proposed a “kill switch” for the entire Internet, in case anyone did anything that “sounded Muslim.” Joe Lieberman should be jammed down a pit toilet at a rest stop in rural western Connecticut. [The Verge via Cryptogon/TPM]

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the_problem_child November 27, 2011 at 9:46 am

Only the worst person in the Senate? I think you need to widen that pool.

On the other hand, isn't the Senate supposed to be the elitist place you send your worst?

Master Janitor V572 November 27, 2011 at 10:31 am

"The United States Senate: home to remittance men from all across America."

Crowe2011 November 29, 2011 at 8:32 am

Jim DeMint is the worst person in the senate, but Lieberman is an impressively terrible human being.

Mort_Sinclair November 27, 2011 at 9:47 am

In all seriousness, it's weird the effect 9/11 had on some people–Lieberthing, Dennis Batshit Miller, Gary FuckinA' Sinese, and all the others who went wacko. Here's Lieberthing on civil rights pre-9/11 if you really want to appreciate what a piece of breathing shit he is today:

BarackMyWorld November 27, 2011 at 10:24 am

I'd say he was shitty even before 9/11 as well.

Remember his 90s censorship crusade?

Mort_Sinclair November 27, 2011 at 10:47 am

He was largely harmless, then, though, if memory serves, with some stuff actually chalked up on the good side. Now he's a menace.

Arken November 27, 2011 at 10:54 am

Your memory is not serving you well. Lieberman was a huge factor in people voting for Nader instead of Gore in 2000.

Mort_Sinclair November 27, 2011 at 10:57 am

Okay, I'll have to rein in my charitable nature. You're right. Consider me adequately dope slapped.

LetUsBray November 27, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Yep, Liebertoad is Al Gore's Folly: Not only did his horrible choice of a running mate throw votes Nader's way, it gave this oozing dingleberry a prominence he'd done nothing to earn.

Or maybe he's Tipper's folly? I'm just thinking back to their shared interest in saving America from devil-music.

bagofmice November 27, 2011 at 8:29 pm

And by the way! If you see your Mom this weekend, be sure to tell her SATAN!!!

I miss the 90's.

Master Janitor V572 November 27, 2011 at 10:32 am

It was terrible the way SCOTUS stole the election for Chimpy. But at least it spared us four or eight years of Lieberman's sanctimonious self-righteousness on the news every day. When he retires to full-time lobbying, he'll at least be forced to disappear from public view.

BarackMyWorld November 27, 2011 at 10:43 am

"I know you got hit in the back of your head with a 2-by-4, but at least you didn't get punched in the face."

Mort_Sinclair November 27, 2011 at 10:49 am

I gotta say, though, I loved his balls in establishing the CT for Lieberman party as there was just no way he was going to let nerdy Ned Lamont steal his seat. More of his mental illness on display there, but, sadly, it worked. He's like a dingleberry stuck in the anal hairs of a neglected old man in a nursing home. Just follow the metaphor….

LettucePrey November 27, 2011 at 10:50 am

Wai-wait-what? Lieutenant Dan went batshit? Say it ain't so!

DemmeFatale November 27, 2011 at 11:26 am

I'm with you. I was shocked (and saddened), when I found out a few years ago.
Gary? Really?
He played Harry Truman, for God's sake!

ttommyunger November 27, 2011 at 1:01 pm

The same Harry Truman who nut-punched our faithful WWII Ally Ho Chi Minh in favor of the feckless French keeping their colonial mitts on Indo-China; thus setting the stage for our shameful war in Viet Nam. I liked Harry better when he was sticking it to the top 1% (Truman Commission).

DemmeFatale November 27, 2011 at 1:34 pm

I will admit, I was thinking of troop-integrator Harry, not nut-puncher Harry.

DocChaos November 27, 2011 at 3:28 pm

To be fair , Sinese is mainly interested in advocating for disabled veterans and tries to keep that work apolitical. If he were the model for more republicans, the adjective
"bat-shit crazy" wouldn't come so readily to mind.

chascates November 27, 2011 at 9:53 am

2012 cannot come soon enough to see this toad hop away.

Beetagger November 27, 2011 at 9:59 am

Maybe that's what the Mayan calendar is referring to.

Lionel[redacted]Esq November 28, 2011 at 1:23 pm

I don't know. Mayan sounds an awful lot like Muslim.

JustPixelz November 27, 2011 at 10:30 am

Linda McMahon — the wealthy WWF CEO — is running again as a Repubican. She lost in 2008. She's another in a long series of Repubicans whose first campaign is for relatively high office. They use their own money and argue their private sector experience qualifies them to be governor or senator or president.

Taken seriously by Repubicans for President (going back a few years):

Herman Cain
Gary Bauer
Steve Forbes
Alan Keyes
Elizabeth Dole (before she ran for Senate)
Dwight Eisenhower

Repubicans think public sector experience is corrupting or inadequate.

freakishlywrong November 27, 2011 at 11:16 am

Also, "The Donald". Too.

ShaveTheWhales November 27, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Well, strictly speaking, Ike's experience was in the public sector.

BarackMyWorld November 27, 2011 at 4:06 pm

It was 2010, to replace Chris Dodd.

Also, Elizabeth Dole was Secretary of Labor and Secretary of Transportation before running for President or Senate.

JustPixelz November 27, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Thanks. I should know better.

dogscantlookup November 28, 2011 at 12:39 am

Le oubliette is too good for them.
Dump 'em un forget 'em!

neiltheblaze November 27, 2011 at 10:01 am

I'll be glad when this Likud fluffing gargoyle retires and stops grabbing headlines for being a professional moral scold.

Limeylizzie November 28, 2011 at 10:06 am

I will love you forever for that majestic term "Likud-fluffing gargoyle". You, sir or madam, are the bees knees.

neiltheblaze November 28, 2011 at 11:47 am

Bless you, Ms. Lizzie. With that praise, I'm going to be impossible to live with now. More impossible than usual, that is.

ProgressiveInga November 27, 2011 at 10:10 am

What would Emma Sullivan Do?
Lieberman: #heblowsalot_too

littlebigdaddy November 27, 2011 at 11:26 pm

wwld? What would Lindsey do? He blows alot too.

JustPixelz November 27, 2011 at 10:15 am

I tried to cash in on Joe-mentum by selling it on the internet. (Remember getjoementum.com? That was me.) But there never was any Joe-mentum. He lied and instead of becoming a Republican job creator, I have to work for a living. So thanks a lot Joe.

SexySmurf November 27, 2011 at 10:26 am

Joe-mentum was the only product sold on the Internets which actually promised to shrink your penis size 1-3 inches.

user-of-owls November 27, 2011 at 4:27 pm

The alternative product name for Joe-mentum was OxyTaint.

DaRooster November 28, 2011 at 9:19 am

Is she still running for Senate?

Schmannnity November 27, 2011 at 10:16 am

It is so exciting to think for which defense and homeland security contractors he will be lobbying.

KenLayIsAlive November 28, 2011 at 9:32 pm

must… not…

All of them Katie.


OCcupied_Surf_Serf November 27, 2011 at 10:27 am

I dunno if I would worry as everything Joe says is just a jowl movement.

Blueb4sunrise November 27, 2011 at 10:33 am

Thank you for not including a photo.

Master Janitor V572 November 27, 2011 at 10:35 am

Wouldn't it be nice if there were some way to disenfranchise people who vote for candidates like Lieberman? Just for ten years or so…we'd want to be fair.

Dear Mr Dinkelacker:

"We regret to inform you that, because you voted for George W Bush in 2004 (even given the evidence of his monstrous incompetence), and subsequently went on to vote for Joe Lieberman in 2006, the Connecticut Board of Elections is withdrawing your voter registration and right to vote in statewide and Federal elections until 2023. We hope that you will use the intervening time to give more careful consideration to your choices, and to reflect that said choices have impacts on others besides yourself.

Very truly yours,
Fred Martinson, Chairman
Electoral Death Panel

DemmeFatale November 27, 2011 at 11:35 am

A hearty thumbs-up for Mr. Martinson.

OCcupied_Surf_Serf November 27, 2011 at 10:45 am

I am calling BS on this one! I just spent the last 15 minutes Googling, Yahooing and Binging "Muslim make Boom-Boom" and not a single thi

memzilla November 27, 2011 at 10:58 am

I was all set to vote Joe Lieberman as Talking Head With The Most Turd-Filled Brainpan, and then I saw Grover "Drown Gummint in a Bathtub" Norquist on Meet the Press. Now I am confusinated.

freakishlywrong November 27, 2011 at 11:41 am

Fuck, Memz, how do you sit through that claptrap. I just can'tdo it anymore. If there is a "Democrat" on the show at all, and it's not Harold Ford Jr., we're treated to Gregory the tool badgering said Democrat about why they haven't dismantled SS and Medicare yet to show they're bipartisan about the debt "crisis"? And where are the jobs?

Rotundo_ November 27, 2011 at 12:12 pm

Talk about taking one for the team. All the Sunday gasbag shows are so right leaning (look at the sponsors to find out why) that they have become "antinews". It basically regurgitates FOXNews talking points in slightly better prose and shits it out over the airwaves. I can't watch the crap anymore, there is just too much horseshit and hyprocrasy on blatant display. If they ever do get a political show that can actually report something worthwhile that isn't on a comedy network maybe I'll tune in. Eeesh!

freakishlywrong November 27, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Up With Chris Hayes. MSNBC has gotten it hidden under the stairs like a redheaded step child time-wise, but it's worth it

BarackMyWorld November 27, 2011 at 4:10 pm

MSNBC may not be fond of Up, but I am.
I really like the part where the talking dogs are flying around in air planes trying to shoot down the old man's house.

Negropolis November 28, 2011 at 2:31 am

I caught my first episode of it, Friday. My thought was that his panel left a whole helluva lot to be desired. But, when you're that low on the totem pole, that early in the morning, you're going to be scraping the bottom of the barrel. Maybe, it just happened to be a particularly bad panel, that moment. As an example, they had on Ezra Klein playing the "too-kool-for-skool", "both sides do it", false equivalency game he always plays.

That said, love Chris Hayes. He is highly capable of carrying a show all by himself at a respectable time as witnessed when he's subbed for Rachel. He totally took apart another toady, MSM guest on the same show who was essentially apologizing for Bush's torture-mokey attorneys.

Limeylizzie November 28, 2011 at 10:10 am

I agree, I have an immense girl-crush on Melissa Harris-Perry, she will be added to what once was just a love festival with myself and Rachel Maddow and now is a full-on orgy with Crystal Ball, Rachel, Melissa, Senator Sherrod Brown for the dirty- talking in that fabulous voice and a couple of Wonketteers, you know who you are.

BarackMyWorld November 27, 2011 at 4:13 pm

ABC at least has Krugman on regularly, and their paid conservative is George Will, who can at least construct something resembling a rational argument and shows a lot more intellectual honesty than the rest of the rightwing punditocracy.

Rotundo_ November 27, 2011 at 4:59 pm

If you're comparing him to the rest of the wingers, perhaps, but Will is a slimy ratfucker just like the rest of them. The warm fuzzies he gave Michele Bachman because his wife was working for her at the time come to mind. America's Basball Trivia Jerkoff is very available for endorsements if the cash is available.

BarackMyWorld November 27, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Yes, he is a slimy ratfucker, but his rat fucking quota is lower than the rest. Plus I enjoyed his recent take-down on Newton Leroy Gingrich.

ttommyunger November 27, 2011 at 1:04 pm

I quit the Sunday Gas Bag Shows years ago. Life is too fucking short to listen to morons, sellouts and assholes.

Texan_Bulldog November 27, 2011 at 1:45 pm

That you aren't related to…sorry, just got back from Thanksgiving with the extended family. Oy!

Ditto on the Sunday shows–since Timmy died, they've all sucked!

ttommyunger November 27, 2011 at 1:56 pm

I was no fan of “Turtle Tim” either and the kid is turning out to be a real fuck-0, too.

freakishlywrong November 27, 2011 at 11:19 am

Jesus, Droopy, how about getting a flagging feature for all of our right wing domestic terr'ists?. You can start with Free Republic, they've all posted there.

Tundra Grifter November 27, 2011 at 7:16 pm


Or American Stinker.

RadiosTyrone November 27, 2011 at 11:58 am

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flamingpdog November 27, 2011 at 2:42 pm

e-ray arded-tay?

proudgrampa November 27, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Well, it's really just a matter of time. Since 2001, the Bill of Rights has eroded until it is a mere bunch of words that have no significance. Americans would rather be "safe" than "free."

Stop the planet. I wanna get off.

Biff November 27, 2011 at 11:41 pm

Anthony Newley libel!

An_Outhouse November 27, 2011 at 1:03 pm

What will the new button be labelled? I suggest 'Joe', but if its labelled 'Lindsay' the combination of ratting out 'terrorists' to his BFF would have Joe cumming in his shorts

CountryClubJihadi November 27, 2011 at 10:16 pm


ttommyunger November 27, 2011 at 1:05 pm

I was going to post my opinion of Lonesome Joe, but my coffee is living up to its name (gut lube) and I have to go take a Lieberman.

glamourdammerung November 27, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Our Likud Senator going on about terrorism would be funny if it was not so offensively stupid.

Bluestatelibel November 27, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Aside from all the cash he's amassed from whoring for the pharmaceutical industry, you've got to wonder how even his own family can put up with Joe the toad.

BarackMyWorld November 27, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Looks like Newton Leroy Gingrich got the coveted/pointless Manchester-Union Leader endorsement. http://www.unionleader.com/article/20111127/NEWS/

Dudleydidwrong November 27, 2011 at 9:08 pm

An endorsement from the Union Leader is akin to getting the Humanitarian of the Year award from the Waffen SS.

littlebigdaddy November 27, 2011 at 11:28 pm

You know it's only because of the blowjobs he gave. He's good at that.

Negropolis November 28, 2011 at 2:36 am

I love this. I can't remember when I saw it or heard it, but I heard someone say yesterday that Newt isn't the flavor of the week, but the guy the party has finally picked as the anti-Romney. Boy, I really hope that's true given that Romney and Gingrich are the two most flip-floppiest candidates of the bunch, Gingrich even worse than Romney, but Romney getting all of the attention since he's been running for president for like ever.

BarackMyWorld November 28, 2011 at 3:14 am

Gingrich's problem isn't that he flips positions, but that he's a hate-monger, is totally corrupt, and is a generally horrible human being.

Negropolis November 28, 2011 at 11:39 pm

Well, yeah, that is the problem for us liberal-folk, but Republican voters don't care one fucking mite about character. What they'll hate is that Gingrich has held every side of an issue when it was most convenient.

GeorgiaBurning November 28, 2011 at 3:17 am

In the face of the "occupy" movement the two leaders in the Repub race now are the two biggest and most reliable tools in the box: Romney and Gingrich. The establishment is taking no chances with loose cannons like Perry or Cain.

mavenmaven November 27, 2011 at 3:57 pm

One needs to update Dylan's
"But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed
You're gonna have to serve somebody,"
to "you're gonna have to serve some conspiracy theory"

user-of-owls November 27, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Nothing surprising here, we've always known he was just a shill for Big Flag.

Spurning Beer November 27, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Joey is a total Flag Hag.

user-of-owls November 27, 2011 at 11:24 pm

I think it's safe to say that enthusiasm for Joe-mentum is flagging.

Ha ha! I just put "Joe-mentum" and "enthusiasm" in the same sentence! That's rich.

poorgradstudent November 27, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Aside from the Orwellian aspects, it's such an exceptionally impractical and dumbass idea, even by the standards of our current overlords.

Does Joe Lieberman know how the Internet works? Hell, does he know how human nature works?

MiniMencken November 27, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Wait till Old White Joe learns that terrorists use telephones and send letters.

finallyhappy November 27, 2011 at 7:25 pm
KenLayIsAlive November 28, 2011 at 9:38 pm


"They adopted Ayn Reagan Kimble earlier this year."

EatsBabyDingos November 27, 2011 at 9:27 pm

I am seeking an offswitch for Lieberman as well, like an "Off the Planet Switch."

x111e7thst November 27, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Joe get the fuck back in the closet with your bitch Olin and leave the internet alone.

Spurning Beer November 27, 2011 at 10:57 pm

Joe Lieberman should be jammed down a pit toilet at a rest stop in rural western Connecticut.

My old girlfriend the med student developed an acronym for the toll stops on the Connecticut Turnpike: Grownups Never Suffer Watery Bowel Movements. (Greenwich, Norwalk, Stratford,…).

Now there are no tolls on the Turnpike, and "Watery Bowel Movements" would be a great nickname for Senator Lieberman.

littlebigdaddy November 27, 2011 at 11:24 pm

SB, in my experience that is sadly counterfactual.

user-of-owls November 27, 2011 at 11:40 pm

Why that made me so happy I involuntarily danced a Hora!

dogscantlookup November 28, 2011 at 1:05 am

Spit for the hated, the reviled, the unrefined
The no ones, the nobodies, the last in line
Spit for the hated, the reviled, the unrefined
The no ones, the nobodies, the last in line

dogscantlookup November 28, 2011 at 1:06 am

Or nevermind, said the shotgun to the head

Negropolis November 28, 2011 at 2:32 am

Silly me. I thought Lieberman's two interests were sucking off the Israeli government, generally, and then sucking of the Israeli government whilst bombing brown people or threatening to bomb brown people.

Negropolis November 28, 2011 at 2:39 am

OT: Just flipped through and stopped on Public Affairs on C-SPAN where they are dicussing the NH Union Leader's endorsement of Gingrich. Some woman calls in from my homestate of Michigan (embarrassingly), and starts off with "Well, I voted for Obama in 2008, but am looking to the right, this time…" and then goes on to say something nice about Gingrich. The fuck?! I had no idea such a person could actually exist.

ShaveTheWhales November 28, 2011 at 3:02 am

I share your "the fuck?"

The fact that there are people who can say something nice about Newt-RINO is likely an indication that we are all doomed, because too many of us are stupid.

not that Dewey November 28, 2011 at 10:41 am

"Well, I was starting to tread water, but am looking to tie some cinder blocks to my ankles."

KenLayIsAlive November 28, 2011 at 9:42 pm

This is the beauty of the two party system. Would you like to vote for the guy who fucked it up this time, or the guy who fucked it up last time?

Negropolis November 28, 2011 at 11:45 pm

I wish it was that. I just don't get how their can be any honest-to-goodness swing voters left with how far right the Republican Party has gone. I find myself a pretty reasonable guy, but I can't imagine any scenario in which I'd even consider voting for a Republican above the municipal level.

My only point was less about the two-party system as it was about my disbelief that someone that voted for Obama could then go off and vote for someone as far away, stylistically, as Gingrich. There shouldn't be any overlap, at all. I could see overlap between Obama voters and maybe Romney voters, but Obama and Gingrich couldn't possibly be further apart, character-wise, if they wanted to be.

ShaveTheWhales November 28, 2011 at 3:04 am

I suppose asking that the US Senate website add a flagging feature for "total asshole" would be a non-starter, huh?

GeorgiaBurning November 28, 2011 at 3:23 am

"Total Asshole Senator" should be a reality show where we kick one off each week.

ShaveTheWhales November 28, 2011 at 5:39 am

Also, while I hate to say this, I don't think you can label Joe Lie as the worst person in the Senate while it still contains Inhofe and Kyl (and if you give me a minute I can probably come up with another half dozen).

DahBoner November 28, 2011 at 8:29 am

It's all about copywright protection.

You see, I filed an overly-broad software patent, documenting the process my asshole produces shit.

And Joe Lieberman is violating my patent, and hence forever forth, must be turned off.

paris biltong November 28, 2011 at 9:30 am

Ha, it's Monday. Maybe he died during the night. Let's check the news. Nah… so far at least.

keliel November 28, 2011 at 6:38 pm

cool. I know a few DOMESTIC terrorist websites.

KenLayIsAlive November 28, 2011 at 9:43 pm

http://www.defense.gov/ ?

But as long as they're terrorizing Muslims, they don't count.

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