Internet Seeks ‘Off Switch’ For Joe Lieberman

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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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102 comments

  1. the_problem_child

    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?

    1. Crowe2011

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

      1. Mort_Sinclair

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

        1. Arken

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

          1. LetUsBray

            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.

    1. Master Janitor V572

      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.

      1. BarackMyWorld

        "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."

      2. Mort_Sinclair

        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….

        1. ttommyunger

          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).

      1. DocChaos

        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.

    1. JustPixelz

      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.

      1. BarackMyWorld

        It was 2010, to replace Chris Dodd.

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

  2. neiltheblaze

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

    1. Limeylizzie

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

      1. neiltheblaze

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

  3. JustPixelz

    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.

    1. SexySmurf

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

  4. Master Janitor V572

    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

  5. OCcupied_Surf_Serf

    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

  6. memzilla

    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.

    1. freakishlywrong

      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?

    2. Rotundo_

      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!

      1. freakishlywrong

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

        1. BarackMyWorld

          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.

        2. Negropolis

          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.

        3. Limeylizzie

          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.

      2. BarackMyWorld

        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.

        1. Rotundo_

          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.

          1. BarackMyWorld

            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.

    3. ttommyunger

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

      1. Texan_Bulldog

        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!

  7. freakishlywrong

    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.

  8. proudgrampa

    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.

  9. An_Outhouse

    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

  10. ttommyunger

    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.

  11. Bluestatelibel

    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.

    1. Dudleydidwrong

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

    2. Negropolis

      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.

      1. BarackMyWorld

        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.

        1. Negropolis

          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.

    3. GeorgiaBurning

      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.

  12. mavenmaven

    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"

      1. user-of-owls

        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.

  13. poorgradstudent

    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?

  14. Spurning Beer

    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.

  15. dogscantlookup

    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

  16. Negropolis

    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.

  17. Negropolis

    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.

    1. ShaveTheWhales

      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.

      1. Negropolis

        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.

  18. ShaveTheWhales

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

  19. ShaveTheWhales

    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).

  20. DahBoner

    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.

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