GIFZETTE DAILY BRIEFING  9:13 am January 18, 2012

Crazy People Paid Mitt Romney $50K to Talk for One Hour

by Matt Langer

BLACKOUTAs we all surely know by now, the internet is basically turning off today. Or parts of it at least: the #SOPAblackout protest is actually a pretty good bellwether of which sites are genuinely on board with the cause (Wikipedia), which sites are aware they could potentially cause the entire global economy to crash if they fully jumped on board with a total site shutdown (Google), and which sites are only willing to play a token part in the whole thing because they’re too busy whoring for pageviews (The Gifzette).

So the internet going away is very good news for Mitt Romney, who’s having himself a rough news cycle today—an “unforced error” as the people on our TV keep relentlessly calling it this morning. While he didn’t exactly make news yesterday after revealing that the majority of his income is derived from “carried interest” from prior investments—and thus taxed at a mere 15% rate, because one of the central tenets of Free Market Capitalism is that labor and capital are oh so very different things and can’t possibly be taxed at the same rates, something something double taxation of dividends!! —he certainly opened the door to all sorts of problems when he mentioned making “not very much” on the lecture circuit. Except: oops! Turns out he made just shy of $400K last year. From talking! To people. People who are willing to pay him more than $50,000 per hour of talking. That’s roughly $17K more than the average South Carolina voter makes in an entire year.

Huge news out of Wisconsin yesterday for all the Scott Walker haters out there (read: anyone with a pulse and/or baseline cognitive abilities), as the movement to recall the monstrous Wisconsin governor finally unveiled its long-awaited signature tally. There’s been quite an expectations game going on among those keeping a close eye on this, with pundits placing a lot of weight on the final size of the signature tally, which required 540,000 to sign in order for the recall to move forward. The recall movement has been playing its cards pretty close to its chest, expecting the tea leaf readers to pounce on it just as they do for random off-year special elections in some backwoods part of upstate New York, but yesterday they threw down: ONE MILLION SIGNATURES. As John Nichols points out at The Nation, “the movement to oust Walker will have secured the support of a higher percentage of eligible voters than has ever before sought to recall an American governor.” Which makes perfect sense! Because Scott Walker kind of sucks more than any governor ever before in American history (we say this even as former residents of the state of New Jersey).

So wait what is that stat again on childhood obesity? Google is failing us today, but it’s something truly terrifying, something along the lines of how one in three children born after the year 2000 will develop type 2 diabetes. Which is just awful! And apparently Chuck Grassley agrees, because he’s now attacking the Obamas for being, one the one hand, advocates of childhood exercise and better eating habits, but on the other hand, opposing child labor. “It’s interesting that this child labor bill goes against Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity initiative,” he said. “How can kids be active if they are limited by this law?“ Right! This is just about the nuttiest thing said about childhood obesity since West Virginia schools installed Dance Dance Revolution in their phys. ed classes. But what is with these guys? Grassley wants to send kids out into the fields, and Gingrich wants to force 13-year-olds into inner city custodial jobs? If this is what the future looks like, we don’t want to win it.

So we don’t know about you guys, but watching Sarah Palin these days makes us downright sad. It was one thing when she realized that the business of maybe-running for president turned out to be really good business—that made our blood boil—but it’s a very different thing now that she’s trying to play the same game with her not even all that important endorsement. Palin yesterday stopped short of endorsing Newt Gingrich, but said that were she a South Carolina voter she’d be voting for him. What a sad, pitiful, desperate grasp at relevance. This is either the height of cynicism or else she’s just waiting to get her next reality show optioned so she can formally announce her endorsement on the air while shooting skeet in Alaska (two very different things, clearly).

Anyway, did you read today’s Times editorial on that kind of very racist thing that happened the other night in South Carolina? No? Well read it. And then stay the hell away from today’s Wall Street Journal op-ed page (ed. note: that’s actually sound advice for pretty much every day we think).

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PuckStopsHere January 18, 2012 at 9:18 am

I liked what Bill Maher said about the S Carolina primary the other night. "Beating Newt Gingrich in a popularity contest is like beating Stephen Hawking on "Dancing with the Stars."

TanzbodenKoenig January 18, 2012 at 10:39 am

or beating Charles Krauthammer in a high dive contest

ProgressiveInga January 18, 2012 at 10:53 am

Or beating $arah Palin on Jeopardy.

OC_Surf_Serf January 18, 2012 at 9:20 am

Paid Mitt Romney $50K to Talk for One Hour

At that rate one would expect at least a reach-around and possibly a cuddle.

Negropolis January 18, 2012 at 9:25 am

The only reach-around Mitt does is to choke his disobedient servants, and the only cuddling he does is with his cartoonishly large piles of money.

JustPixelz January 18, 2012 at 10:09 am

Why don't we just pay the third graders $50K an hour for a speech? I'm sure they'd be more interesting, more honest, and nicer.

DaRooster January 18, 2012 at 10:40 am

Kids are horrific… but they are better than Mitt.

Negropolis January 18, 2012 at 9:21 am

Grassley wants to send kids out into the fields…

You know who else wanted to send city kids out into the fields as part of a social and economic experiment?

BTW, I love how Sarah totally just shits on Todd's endorsement, and I love that either of them think they matter.

DaRooster January 18, 2012 at 10:58 am

The Boy Scouts?

tessiee January 18, 2012 at 12:21 pm

That Iron John thing where the guys camp out in the woods and play drums?

kimjongillest January 18, 2012 at 5:07 pm

And circle jerk.

hollywooddood January 18, 2012 at 1:36 pm

The military?

doloras January 18, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Pol Pot?

weejee January 18, 2012 at 9:22 am

Yea Wonkette for supporting the #SOPAblackout.

/ tosses black confetti

Terry January 18, 2012 at 9:23 am

" The recall movement has been playing its cards pretty close to its chest, expecting the tea leaf readers to pounce on it just as they do for random off-year special elections in some backwoods part of upstate New York, but yesterday they threw down: ONE MILLION SIGNATURES. "

Good. That means that Walker's pals will have to work their arses off if they want to try to throw enough signatures out to block the recall.

Negropolis January 18, 2012 at 9:27 am

Correction: Walker & Co. are going to have to do a helluva lot of ballot stuffing and voter fraud to keep his ass in office, because it is simply an impossibility to disqualify nearly 500,000 signatures. He's truly as good as gone. The signature part of this is so over so many times over it's not even funny. They essentially already had the election, yesterday, as far as I'm concerned. You don't hand in a million signatures and this not be over barring some hideous, ungodly, and monsterous push by Big Money on the other side.

Usually, you get about 100,000 extra signatures for a recall of this size. They nearly doubled what they need.

Geminisunmars January 18, 2012 at 10:58 am

I hope you are right, N, but I'd be vigilantly looking out for "some hideous, ungodly, and monsterous push by Big Money on the other side".

Terry January 18, 2012 at 11:13 am

You have to wonder how Walker is explaining this to himself in his head. One million is certainly more than the number of teachers and State employees in Wisconsin.

Tundra Grifter January 18, 2012 at 9:26 am

The people working to recall Scott Walker collect 1,000,000 signatures. Meanwhile, Ole Newt and Ricky Perry can't collect enough signatures to get on the GNoPee primary ballot in Virginia.

Is this a great country or what?

AKbum January 18, 2012 at 9:27 am

That's it! I'm spending the rest of the day watching Ted Stevens mashups.

Barb January 18, 2012 at 9:28 am

If the internet is turning off today how will we get our porn?

ph7 January 18, 2012 at 9:33 am

I'm relying on Newton's Third Law: For every action (turning off!) there is an equal and opposite reaction (turning on!)

Barb January 18, 2012 at 9:42 am

Ph7, do they still make paper versions of porn? I'm not familiar with the dark whorey underworld of erotica.

weej_#blackout January 18, 2012 at 9:33 am

Once you go blah you never go back.

DaRooster January 18, 2012 at 10:41 am

Bah bah Blah sheep?

MildMidwesterner January 18, 2012 at 9:42 am

The old fashioned way… When your dad's not looking, go out into the garage and quietly open that drawer in the tool chest that he told you never to open.

jus_wonderin January 18, 2012 at 10:20 am

That drawer squeaks, by the way.

actor212 January 18, 2012 at 9:44 am

You should have thought ahead and downloaded.

prommie January 18, 2012 at 9:47 am

Remember the old fashioned way? What was it called? Your "imagination?" The pool water jets?

Barb January 18, 2012 at 9:51 am

Thanks Prommie, my friend! I forgot that I have a jacuzzi in my bathroom. There is a fireplace at the foot of it and I know someone who is gonna get them some smut and s'mores today.

prommie January 18, 2012 at 10:07 am

I must be getting too old, I can't even seem to care about sex anymore. Orgasms, meh. I can hardly be bothered to reach down there. And sex with other people, don't get me started. It takes soooo much effort, you actually have to talk to them and everything.

jus_wonderin January 18, 2012 at 10:22 am

"Ve have vays of making them not talk."

Biff January 18, 2012 at 11:47 am

I live in an enlightened county in dirty, sexy, rural Nevada that allows houses of prostitution to flourish, but still frowns on the free-range variety. Apparently one of the houses contracts with my gym and offers the ladies a gym membership as a perk. Makes my workouts more enjoyable, and I guess what I'm trying to say is with enough money, no, you don't have to talk to them and everything.

Chichikovovich January 18, 2012 at 10:05 am

I expect everyone here has prepared for an emergency like this by setting aside several hard drives worth

SorosBot January 18, 2012 at 10:24 am

This is good news for the porn magazines! (do they even still make those anymore?)

Barb January 18, 2012 at 10:33 am

Don't look at me, I'm old.

SorosBot January 18, 2012 at 10:48 am

No you're not! Barb, we all love you.

Tundra Grifter January 18, 2012 at 9:28 am

If we needed any more evidence that Mittens is rather out of touch with most of America, he collects a speaking fee of $50,000. HALF the people filing Federal income tax returns have an annual AGI of less than $35,000.

$400,000 a year from speaking pushes him 'way up there into the 1%. Probably not when a candidate wants to be positioned in November 2012.

DrOzarkZ.Hellbender January 18, 2012 at 9:37 am

yes, and 1% truly IS "not very much." QED

Barb January 18, 2012 at 9:30 am

As for Scott Walker, don't let the door hit cha' where the Koch brothers split cha'!

freakishlywrong January 18, 2012 at 9:51 am

Indeed. Let the door hit him anywhere it wants, as long as it's on the way out.

kimjongillest January 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Buh-bye!

Goonemeritus January 18, 2012 at 9:30 am

“People who are willing to pay him more than $50,000 per hour of talking. That’s roughly $17K more than the average South Carolina voter makes in an entire year.”

And Romney doesn’t even shoulder the burden caused by tax increases on chewing tobacco like most men women and children do in South Carolina.

tessiee January 18, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Although they DO save a couple bucks by not having to pay dental bills.

Texan_Bulldog January 18, 2012 at 9:30 am

Snowbilly's next gig: hawking photos of herself wrapped in the flag at a NASCAR racing event. For the low price of $49.99, Joe Bob can have his very own 3×5 pic of the Queen of Ammrica.

weej_#blackout January 18, 2012 at 9:36 am

Not a Nationwide racing event, the minor league?

JustPixelz January 18, 2012 at 10:06 am

Then on to Playboy's GILF pictorial.

kimjongillest January 18, 2012 at 5:15 pm

State Fair Dirt Track circuit maybe?

chicken_thief January 18, 2012 at 10:03 am

She's a news cycle or two away from baring tit in some tabloid photo shoot.

Biff January 18, 2012 at 11:52 am

Worked for Janet Jackson's career, didn't it?

OC_Surf_Serf January 18, 2012 at 9:31 am

To recognize the boycott on the web, all my comments are from my cache…

DrOzarkZ.Hellbender January 18, 2012 at 9:40 am

Me too:

Hey! All my comments have 0 p points within minutes of being posted! I suspect the Breitbart trolls have been visiting again.

freakishlywrong January 18, 2012 at 9:50 am

There you go.

freakishlywrong January 18, 2012 at 9:32 am

Who the fuck cares what Sarah has to say? Lame-ass media, I'm only saying this one more time; if these asshole wingnuts will not come on your station and be interviewed, quit showing the bullshit non-interviews from PRAVDA. This is not "reporting", nor is it journalism. Get them to talk to you, or don't give them any air.

actor212 January 18, 2012 at 9:33 am

That "not very much" would buy a stuggling family a really nice house in the suburbs, Mitt.

Or would fur-line the gold sink on your yacht. Your call.

EatsBabyDingos January 18, 2012 at 10:02 am

But it must be unicorn fur.

actor212 January 18, 2012 at 10:12 am

Virgin unicorn fur, hand-plucked by British virgins on the night of the first full moon after Samhain

SorosBot January 18, 2012 at 10:33 am

Do you know any Brits? I don't think there is such a thing as a British virgin.

actor212 January 18, 2012 at 10:56 am

Exactly my point.

Biff January 18, 2012 at 11:55 am
DrOzarkZ.Hellbender January 18, 2012 at 9:36 am

Dear Mr. Romney: I hope you realize that a significant number of families have annual incomes that are less than your average rounding errors.

Oh, right, I know, they don't matter. Got it.

MildMidwesterner January 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

"The internet going away is very good news for Mitt Romney."

It's better news for Santorum…

Chillwillard January 18, 2012 at 9:47 am

…but terrible news for Ron Paul (don't you wish we could blackout Paultards permanently?).

Chillwillard January 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

Wikipedia is down? How the fuck am I supposed to do my homework now???

Mumbletypeg January 18, 2012 at 10:11 am

Imagine the results. Schoolchildren walking over and lifting, paging through and mentally interacting with an actual dictionary. Hoofing it over to the library to pull out a volume from some series called an encyclopedia set and making notes. Asking mom or dad or grandparent "What does ___ mean?" Bah — that's so last-century isn't it? (Still I hope against hope that somewhere, some child in the process of looking up one word, notices other words on the same page and starts a rabbit-trail of browsing their way into a developing vocabulary, not unlike how Mumbletygeek distracted her way from many an assignment..)

tessiee January 18, 2012 at 12:29 pm

"in the process of looking up one word, notices other words on the same page and starts a rabbit-trail of browsing their way into a developing vocabulary"

You did that, too?
*kisses on both cheeks*
Mwah! mwah!
*secret Word Geek handshake*

JustPixelz January 18, 2012 at 10:12 am

I'm not sure, but when you cut-and-paste today don't run with the scissors.

Guppy January 18, 2012 at 10:50 am
prommie January 18, 2012 at 11:12 am

Imagine the position I am in; as a highly-paid attorney and compliance consultant, how the hell am I going to do my job?

Negropolis January 18, 2012 at 9:40 am

I went to read the Times editorial on the issue of the debate. Sigh. So very tepid; so very safe. It seemed less than a full-throated rebuke as it seemed a simple observation and recounting of what went down at that debate. I was hoping for stronger adjectives to be used, but being the Times, I knew I was hoping againt hope.

EDIT: And why, oh why, is Tony Perkins still alive, let alone being interviewed on cable news outside of Fox?

not that Dewey January 18, 2012 at 10:34 am

It may be simple and obvious to us, but the editor clearly struck a chord among the racists. Rich from NC writes:

It's the Times writer's own racism that causes him to think that Newt MUST be talking about blacks. The writer makes himself look foolish by reminding us of how many more non-blacks there are on food stamps . . . and then immediately returns to the idea that Newt was singling out blacks.

This guy not only misses the entire point of the article (that Newt's implicit message of racial resentment riles the voters, perhaps subconsciously, by playing on unspoken stereotypes), but then demonstrates that he is exactly the kind of voter that Newt was shooting for.

ifthethunderdontgetya January 18, 2012 at 9:41 am

Except: oops! Turns out he made just shy of $400K last year. From talking! To people.

To be fair, it isn't easy for Reptiloids to maintain their human cover while communicating in person with actual humans.

Lizard people are people, my fiends!
~

actor212 January 18, 2012 at 9:45 am

If only there was tape of him speaking Parseltongue…

Mumbletypeg January 18, 2012 at 10:02 am

Parseltongue

I have no idea what that is but it made me laugh.

And: this, my first of what shall be many outbursts of barely suppressed cussing in that I cannot "wiki-research" this word or that expression to familiarize myself…

Chichikovovich January 18, 2012 at 10:10 am

It's the language of snakes, from the "Hermione Granger and her Two Bungling Friends" witchcraft/fantasy novels.

actor212 January 18, 2012 at 10:13 am

Devious, ain't I? :-)

Negropolis January 18, 2012 at 9:48 am

I hear that the tucking in of the tail and resisting the urge to catch flies in mid flight are particularly difficult.

BaldarTFlagass January 18, 2012 at 9:44 am

In support of the SOPA blackout, and to show how important an uncensored world wide web is, I hereby pledge to spend my entire workday surfing the internet.

OC_Surf_Serf January 18, 2012 at 9:46 am

and like that is different from every other work day…

prommie January 18, 2012 at 10:09 am

I am going to do the same.

tessiee January 18, 2012 at 12:31 pm

God bless..
*wipes away a tear*
That's beautiful, man, just beautiful.
You're an inspiration to all of us.

prommie January 18, 2012 at 9:45 am

I'd pay to see a reality show in which multiple men shoot skeet at Sarah Palin.

FNMA January 18, 2012 at 10:05 am

I would suspect Larry Flynt is working on it.

widestanceshakedown January 18, 2012 at 10:18 am

Simplify that by subtracting the griftress, and that's entertainment.

tessiee January 18, 2012 at 12:33 pm

"I'd pay to see a reality show in which multiple men shoot Sarah Palin."

ftfy

If it were a good reality show (if there even is such a thing), they would then smirk and say, "Did I do that? Oopsie.", and pretend they thought they were surveying.

Mort_Sinclair January 18, 2012 at 9:46 am

Personally, I'd love to see Google pull the plug for 24 hours just to show the world who's boss. That'd be an interesting spectacle, to be sure.

EloquentScience January 19, 2012 at 4:54 am

Ask Jeeves shutting down. Now that would be a real tragedy.

Baconzgood January 18, 2012 at 9:48 am

Working=anti-obesity. Riiiiiight. Frankly, I see alot of hard working fat people.

MrFizzy January 18, 2012 at 9:50 am

It would be worth a lot more for him to shut up for an hour, or at least stop lurching around like he has a golden corncob up his white ass.

Baconzgood January 18, 2012 at 9:52 am

"How can kids be active if they are limited by this law?"

I ran this through Google translate (english to GOPspeak) and it means.

"How can my corporate overlords in the agro industry rape little children for less then minimum wage?"

Negropolis January 18, 2012 at 9:54 am

At midnight, I felt a great disturbance in the Internetz, as if millions of perverted, male voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. Also, Paultards. Too.

fartknocker January 18, 2012 at 9:58 am

No snark, just disgust. Palin, Gingrich, Santorum, Romney, Perry, Paul – I couldn't give a rat's ass. These folks incited audiences to boo a homosexual soldier when they brought up DADT and applauded the possible death of a person with a serious illness who couldn't afford healthcare. This whole slate of candidates have no solutions – it's all about them invoking their morality on we the people while being guaranteed a full pension and free, life-long health care.

I see the reference daily on this website about the GOP and circular firing squads. I for one am willing to donate working ammunition instead of the blanks they are shooting at each other.

Kudos to Wikipedia for sending a clear message about SOPA and the people of WI for your recall efforts.

prommie January 18, 2012 at 10:31 am

They're worse than Albanians. Filthy, disgusting Albanians.

chicken_thief January 18, 2012 at 9:59 am

"…fully jumped on board with a total site shutdown (Google)…"

THIS IS GOOD NEWS FOR BING!!!!

EatsBabyDingos January 18, 2012 at 10:00 am

Hey Mitt! Scrooge McDuck called, and he wants his schtick back!

DaSandman January 18, 2012 at 10:02 am

I look forward to Mittens shedding his skin at a debate and revealing his true Alien Overlord self. But keeping those weird Mormon PJ's on of course

tessiee January 18, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Kang and Kodos already did that.

kissawookiee January 18, 2012 at 10:02 am

Depends on who's counting; it could very well be only one, two… oops.

JustPixelz January 18, 2012 at 10:02 am

"Palin yesterday stopped short of endorsing Newt Gingrich, but said that were she a South Carolina voter she’d be voting for him. "

I urge Sarah Palin to go to South Carolina and do a James O'Qweef: Lie about who you are and vote for your boyfriend. Don't worry SP: IOKIYAR.

BZ1 January 18, 2012 at 10:11 am

Mittens exclaimed, "I hardly make anything from speaking engagements" (the anything being $300,000+ a year)

BZ1 January 18, 2012 at 10:14 am

Ms Sarah do declare, "I'm concerned that in 2008, a candidate was not properly vetted." (She was referring to Obama), with the irony meter shut off, presumably …

prommie January 18, 2012 at 10:32 am

The lack of self-awareness is amazing, isn't it?

tessiee January 18, 2012 at 12:39 pm

"Ms Sarah do declare, "I'm concerned that in 2008, a candidate was not properly vetted." (She was referring to Obama"

O rly? And what were *her* hot shit qualifications, pray tell? A full uterus and an empty bank account?

SorosBot January 18, 2012 at 10:15 am

So the GOP is actually doubling down on their support of child labor. Good; let them show how disgusting they really are, and that they really do want to roll back this country to the fucking 1920s, if not earlier.

chicken_thief January 18, 2012 at 10:18 am

"Palin yesterday stopped short of endorsing Newt Gingrich, but said that were she a South Carolina voter she’d be voting for him."

Fuck, that's an e-z game to play:

If I was Lou Sarah I'd stay home and work on being a better mother.
If I was Mitt Romney I'd give a shit load of money to the poorz. Maybe even sell a house to do so.
If I was Rick Santorum I'd change my name. 'Cause you know, "Richard" is a sucky name – people are always calling you "Dick" just to be dicks.

See how e-z it is?!

prommie January 18, 2012 at 10:33 am

And she pointedly stopped short of saying she wanted Newt to win the nomination, she just said that having him in the race longer would be good for the eventual candidate because the continuing debate "sharpens" them.

Biff January 18, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Her "debate" with Joe did nothing to make her appear sharp, in any sense of the word.

tessiee January 18, 2012 at 12:41 pm

I've pooped sharper objects.

not that Dewey January 18, 2012 at 10:20 am

Every time I press one of these black controls, labelled in black on a black background, a little black light lights up black to let me know I've done it.

Guppy January 18, 2012 at 10:54 am

I see a red door and…

elviouslyqueer January 18, 2012 at 10:43 am

Anyway, did you read today’s Times editorial on that kind of very racist thing that happened the other night in South Carolina? No? Well read it.

Done and done. Also, PROTIP to NYT commenters: when you start out your comment with "I'm not a racist, but…" guess what? YOU'RE A RACIST.

chascates January 18, 2012 at 10:44 am

George W. Bush gets between $100,000-$150,000 per speech. In his case it's payment for services rendered. In Mitt's case it's payment in advance.

IWatch News reports that after declining to visit Ground Zero May 5 with Barack Obama following the death of Osama bin Laden, Bush gave three paid speeches that week–one to "hedge fund executives, a Swiss bank sanctioned for keeping secret bank accounts, and a pro golf event underwritten by the accounting firm involved in the Tyco International financial scandal."

tessiee January 18, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Makes perfect sense to me.

There's no reason why Little Georgie Bushie would show up in public with the guy who succeeded in doing something he'd tried to do for years, and failed — at the very site of his most obvious failure, no less. Sucking up to his ultra-rich criminal corporate masters, on the other hand, is right up his platinum-plated Waylon Smithers alley.

Nostrildamus January 19, 2012 at 1:49 am

The only solace we can take is the fuckers then have to listen to the half-wit babble on for a seeming eternity (probably about 10 minutes, tops).

DaRooster January 18, 2012 at 10:45 am

"So the internet going away is very good news for Mitt Romney…"

Just think how Santorum likes it!

tessiee January 18, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Rough, anonymous, and often?

DaRooster January 18, 2012 at 12:53 pm

And of course… dry.

hagajim January 18, 2012 at 10:48 am

Three things I took from this:
1. Mitt is as tone deaf as my wife,
2. "Scott Walker kind of sucks more than any governor" – and it's Koch he sucks
3. I actually worked in the field growing up (moving pipe) – and I can tell you that if I had to do it all over again – I wouldn't. Putting kids to work in the fields – fucking moron; and
4. Sarah who?

freakishlywrong January 18, 2012 at 10:53 am

Couldn't make it beyond "falsehoods" on NYT article. Really, is that difficult to say these assholes are lying, racist fucks? See? I just did, (for now).

actor212 January 18, 2012 at 10:59 am

I would like to bet Mitt $100,000 he won't release his tax returns, but I'm afraid he'd take me seriously.

DaRooster January 18, 2012 at 11:00 am

Sarah should move to South Carolina… suits her… more Rednecky.
Maybe Alabama?

BelleSC January 18, 2012 at 11:30 am

Oh please, NO. Don't let her move to SC. Keep her in AK. In its own way it is rednecky enough.

Blueb4sunrise January 18, 2012 at 11:10 am

One of the hotlinks at BBC…..

How to cope without Wikipedia

DahBoner January 18, 2012 at 11:25 am

I doubt you could even get that famous mass murderer George W. Bush to just sneer at you for only $50K…

fuflans January 18, 2012 at 11:57 am

“the movement to oust Walker will have secured the support of a higher percentage of eligible voters than has ever before sought to recall an American governor.” Which makes perfect sense! Because Scott Walker kind of sucks more than any governor ever before in American history

USA!!! USA!! USA!!!!!

seriously WI recall: you shame us all into action.

thefrontpage January 18, 2012 at 11:57 am

For anyone attending the CPAC Horrorfest at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in D.C. in February, this is what's listed for Palin's talk:

Friday, 2 p.m.: Seminar, hosted by Sarah Palin. Subject: "The Benefits and Positive Cultural Aspects of Pornography, Adult Entertainment, Strip Clubs and Sex Clubs." Join Ms. Palin as she talks about the many positive, upbeat, helpful, encouraging and beneficial aspects of ponorography, adult entertainment in general, strip clubs and sex clubs. Two hours. Don't forget to attend Ms. Palin's Naked Party Saturday night at 11:50 p.m. There is no fee for the porn talk, and there is no fee for the Naked Party. The first 200 attendees at the seminar and at the Naked Party get free condoms, courtesy of Trojan, one of the official sponsors of CPAC.

tessiee January 18, 2012 at 12:49 pm

This is obviously a totally made-up and false event.
I mean, really, $arah associated with *anything* that doesn't charge a fee?

fuflans January 18, 2012 at 11:59 am

watching sarah palin does not make me sad. i do not watch sarah palin.

ttommyunger January 18, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Sadly, Mittens rarely gets to enjoy any of his income from speaking engagements since he invariably loses it in one of his sofas.

tessiee January 18, 2012 at 12:25 pm

“People who are willing to pay him more than $50,000 per hour of talking. That’s roughly $17K more than the average South Carolina voter makes in an entire year.”

And at least $25K more than the ones who *don't* have meth labs.

tessiee January 18, 2012 at 12:48 pm

“the movement to oust Walker will have secured the support of a higher percentage of eligible voters than has ever before sought to recall an American governor.”

Chris Dodd squealing about how this is an "irresponsible response" and the folks who signed the petition, all one million of them, are "furthering their corporate agenda" in 3…
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ph7 January 18, 2012 at 1:04 pm

My dad had a nice stash of 8mm 70's stag films above the ceiling tiles. Ever watch porm on a Bell & Howell projector? The click-click-click adds a nice rhythm.

ChiRon8 January 18, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Scott Walker kind of sucks more than any governor ever before in American history.

As a life-long Illinois resident, I must protest. Our governors suck the most!!

malthust January 18, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Shhh..just back up quietly and let him have the nomination. Have been salivating for weeks at the promise of a six month national financial industry mob interrogation block party with Mittens as the pinata.

Baconzgood January 18, 2012 at 10:12 am

Get off Wonkette and get back to work!

donner_froh January 18, 2012 at 10:29 am

Paying in cash is one of them.

fuflans January 18, 2012 at 11:56 am

i can hear axelrod cackling in glee from my house.

Baconzgood January 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Great minds.

Negropolis January 18, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Win.

Negropolis January 18, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Nye or Lincoln County?

Biff January 18, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Nye. Huge. 3rd largest in land area in the contiguous 48; that's a lot of worthless desert.

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