BEING POPULAR IS HARD  6:44 pm January 19, 2012

Santorum Steals Apple’s ’1984′ Ad In Misguided Attempt To Seem Hip

by Kirsten Boyd Johnson

Here is Rick Santorum’s latest campaign ad “Rebellion,” a modern bigoted man’s knockoff of Apple’s famous “1984″ ad, except that the girl who is supposed to be wearing hot pants is wearing mom jeans and instead of Apple’s old rainbow pride logo flashing up at the end it’s, ha ha, clips of Rick Santorum grinning wildly. Mitt Romney gets the starring role of “the establishment,” which in this version casts him as a mass murderer who telepathically orders his supporters to march to their deaths wearing blindfolds like some kind of Mormon Stalin. Rebel guerrilla leader Rick Santorum to the rescue!

So if hardline Catholic theocrat Rick Santorum is a rebel, let’s see… that would make the Pope, what, Che Guevara? Sure. That sounds right.

Here’s the original Apple “1984″ ad for your compare and contrast essay in the comments section:

Anyhow, we’re guessing Santorum’s campaign is trying to copy the viral success of the 2007 pro-Obama “1984″ spoof mocking Hillary Clinton, which means that Mitt Romney must now make the equivalent of this mind-shatteringly fantastic old Hillary ad in retaliation. [YouTube]

 

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nounverb911 January 19, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Santorum should emulate the 1985 Apple "Lemmings" ad and walk off a cliff.

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Brilliant ad, and I see Santorum tried to use it also in his … offering.

chascates January 19, 2012 at 6:48 pm

And a big splash of santorum covers the screen at the end!

Crank_Tango January 19, 2012 at 6:48 pm

OMG I almost never watch these videos, but when the dude took off the grey sweatshirt to reveal a santorumvest, I almost shit myself.

Fucking hilarious.

flamingpdog January 19, 2012 at 6:54 pm

I was wondering what was going on there?

neiltheblaze January 19, 2012 at 7:09 pm

And it was such a daring shade of brown too!

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 7:50 pm

It wasn't clear that it *was* a Santorum vest. It just looked like he was getting undressed for some bizarre non-sex-related reason. Very strange.

chicken_thief January 19, 2012 at 7:53 pm

I think he was just trying to impress the very doable chick that was handing out the blindfolds. Take me! Take meeeeeee!!!!!!

KenLayIsAlive January 19, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Creative! LOL Jk.

edgydrifter January 19, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Who the fuck is Rick Sant-Rum? Sounds foreign.

OneDollarJuana January 19, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Santorum is a latin name
Catholicism is a latin religion
Catholic priests fuck children

ergo ….

Barb January 19, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Wow, they flashed a clip of him as he holds his Trisomy 18 daughter, Bella. (1:30) She's too good to be his campaign prop.

Blueb4sunrise January 19, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Yeah, there is a babe showing quite a bit of clavicle!!!!
Is she a frothy too?

SpiderCrab January 19, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Named, no doubt, after Bella Abzug.

weej_bain January 19, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Did she get a cool hat too?

flamingpdog January 19, 2012 at 10:30 pm

More likely, belladonna.

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 7:55 pm

That is plain fucking nasty. I had overcome so much of my dislike for this eejit because he's never going to win this thing. And I just can't keep negative feelings going for too long, it isn't what I like to be. But using that child, when he can't be bothered to be with her at a time when her hold on life is so tenuous — he's a lying, smarmy, self-serving, worthless piece of SHIT who flaunts his religion but can't be bothered to try to live it. He should be with the kid. He's gonna lose anyway. Here's hoping he loses *every*thing. Evil man.

starfanglednut January 19, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Yesterday I clicked on spreadingsantorum.com about 20 times. I felt it was my civic duty.

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Everyone who despises Rick Santorum (and that would include the greater portion of the LGBTQ community) thanks you.

Barb January 19, 2012 at 10:48 pm

I can't help but to wonder what would happen if Miss Bella passed away during this campaign. Would he get the sympathy vote or would people figure out what a crap weasel, horrible parent he is and turn on him?

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 11:03 pm

That would be horrible, wouldn't it? Hopefully, people would be horrified. It seems we've become so polarized though that some people will wish for it because they don't like the poor child's father; others, because they think she's an obstacle to his political ambitions; and still others will forgive him anything, even such heinous treatment of his own child.

My parents never really recovered from my sister's death. We were very resentful of that as children, but of course, in hindsight, it seems totally understandable. No parent should have to bury their own child.

EdFlintstone January 19, 2012 at 6:50 pm

It's OK, after they fall in the hole they land in a pool of Santorum.

CommieLibunatic January 19, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Pfff, I'd rather take the pit.

Soylent Green January 19, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Here comes a Candle to light you to Bed. Here comes Santorum to F*ck with your Head!

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 7:56 pm

I remember that from my childhood! And the parental units wondered why we *all* had nightmares! (OK, the last line was different.)

flamingpdog January 19, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Bill Cosby had a great routine early in his career where he chastised parents for teaching their little kids the prayer, "Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should DIE before I wake …

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 10:42 pm

It's not like little kids need any help believing that the world is an unpleasant scary place full of big monsters,yaknow? Eejits.

SorosBot January 19, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Hey now, when I was a kid I feared I might die before I waked but it didn't have to do with that prayer; it was because of Ronald Reagan and my fear that we and the Soviets might blow each other up over night.

But yet yeah, teaching kids to say that is really not good.

flamingpdog January 19, 2012 at 11:26 pm

You would have loved the Cuban Missile Crisis then.

MittBorg January 20, 2012 at 12:47 am

I remember the younger stepson looking at me with consternation when Reagan was blathering some bullshit or the other. "Mr. Reagan doesn't care if we all die," he said with eyes like saucers, "because he already lived and now he's old. I want to get old like him." Out of the mouths of babes. I handed him pen and paper and told him to write that to the miserable old bastard. And that heartless fuck looks reasonable next to these intellectual farts.

Extemporanus January 19, 2012 at 6:51 pm

TOO SOON!

neiltheblaze January 19, 2012 at 7:10 pm

An idea whose time should never have come.

BarackMyWorld January 19, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Oh, 2012, you are the gift that keeps on giving.

Fare la Volpe January 19, 2012 at 7:25 pm

It's gonna be a good year, Barry.

Callyson January 19, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Can we get the buff babe from the Apple ad to throw that hammer at Rick Santorum?

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Mmmm. Make my day.

BaldarTFlagass January 19, 2012 at 6:53 pm

I'll watch later. I bet there's a totally nauseating "money shot."

OneDollarJuana January 19, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Knowing Santorum, there's probably a "monkey shot", too.

iburl January 19, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Not surprising in the least, but every single person in this ad is white. But I'm sure Sanrtorum has lots of minority friends.

KenLayIsAlive January 19, 2012 at 7:04 pm

He'll tell you himself: just as many as he has gay ones.

starfanglednut January 19, 2012 at 8:52 pm

You mean, none?

Fare la Volpe January 19, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Some of his best friends are blah people.

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Some of his best friends ar blah flags.

Selfish_T January 19, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Well, he used to be friends with Eddie Long.

SpiderCrab January 19, 2012 at 7:27 pm

How long? Not long.

flamingpdog January 19, 2012 at 10:35 pm

I kinda of doubt he even has lots of majority friends.

tessiee January 19, 2012 at 11:08 pm

"I'm sure Sanrtorum has lots of minority friends."

If he doesn't, he can always borrow some from Donald Trump; I hear he's very popular among The Cullid.

MittBorg January 20, 2012 at 12:51 am

Mr. Trump has not yet discovered the term "teh culludz." I believe he still uses the term "Teh Blahs." He claims to have a very good relationship with Teh Blahs.

Monsieur_Grumpe January 19, 2012 at 6:55 pm

A sweater vest in every pot!

SpiderCrab January 19, 2012 at 7:28 pm

And a stew-crab claw up the kazoo.

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 7:58 pm

I like you. That would be extremely painful for Mr. Santorum.

Fare la Volpe January 19, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Hun, just look at Santorum. You know he would get off on that shit.

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 9:13 pm

You *are* an evil child. (hugs the little one)

OneDollarJuana January 19, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Someone oughta collar that guy in a press conference and force him to tell just where his sweater vest was made. Dollars to donuts, it wasn't the US, or even a country where they don't use slave labor.

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 9:15 pm

I don't remember if Santorum voted on the bill that designated products made in the Marianas Islands (where Chinese female slave labour is used, and abortion is routinely provided — no, forced — upon the workers) as "Made in America." But it's something his entire party heartily supported. I believe John McCain has been the recipient of munnies from the wealthy family that controls the garment industry there.

lulzmonger January 19, 2012 at 9:50 pm

… & a Uterus Monitor in every garage!

Radiotherapy January 19, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Santorum '84

elviouslyqueer January 19, 2012 at 8:29 pm

If by '84 you mean 1684, then yes. Hell Yes, even.

Negropolis January 19, 2012 at 8:30 pm

If by '84, he means Orwell, then yes. Also. Too.

LesBontemps January 19, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Either way, too soon!

ManchuCandidate January 19, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Shouldn't the ad just be a video of a shit and lube tidal wave?

Selfish_T January 19, 2012 at 6:57 pm

That guy at 1:24 is right. Nothing says "anti-establishment" like a sweater-vest.

Fare la Volpe January 19, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Rebel without a brain.

CountryClubJihadi January 19, 2012 at 6:57 pm

I thought "Intruder Alert" is what Karen says when the butt plug comes out.

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Much more likely that she breathes a sigh of relief and finally falls asleep.

flamingpdog January 19, 2012 at 6:57 pm

"Santorum" and "1984" are two things that I definitely" can see in the same sentence.

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Cute av.

flamingpdog January 19, 2012 at 10:38 pm

I wanted to put it up for the SOPA blackout day yesterday, but it was on my home comp, so I couldn't get it uploaded until last night.

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Someday, I'll find out what it is with you and prairie dogs. In the interim, I take the greatest pleasure in envisioning a large and somewhat crabby prairie dog manning a desk in some gubmint job, sending in incomprehensible status reports along the order of: Nuts!

Generation[redacted] January 19, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Man, Ridley Scott's career has really gone downhill.

tcaalaw January 19, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Just wait for the Monopoly movie he's directing.

SexySmurf January 19, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Sweet, you can watch it in 3D. It's like santorum is coming right at your face.

DustBowlBlues January 19, 2012 at 7:23 pm

That makes me want to throw up the large size conversation hearts that I'm having for dinner. I'm saving the package of kettle cooked chips for the live blog–PLEASE TELL ME THERE IS A LIVE BLOG. I've been out all day. Is Kristen posting a bunch of stories at the end of the day in an attempt to satiate our snark-and-profanity appetites before she claims her teevee is broken as she slinks away to the seclusion of a loud bar with some friends?

flamingpdog January 19, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Kristen has real-live friends?? I wouldn't be posting here if I had real-live friends.

MittBorg January 20, 2012 at 12:57 am

We *are* your real-live friends. We're just not so annoying as to intrude into your REAL life because we live miles away behind keyboards.

Srsly, I've come to the conclusion that I like my virtual friends better because I don't quarrel with them as often. Also I don't have to schlep up and down stairs to hang with them.

flamingpdog January 19, 2012 at 7:00 pm

It's times like this that I could support SOPA, just to have Santorum's website shut down for copyright infringement.

coolhandnuke January 19, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Fritz Lang and Up With People.

ifthethunderdontgetya January 19, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Jesus H. Christ.

Just give it up, frothy.
~

chicken_thief January 19, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Hey, HE WON IOWA!!!! The Sant rum surges!!!

SorosBot January 19, 2012 at 7:02 pm

iRipoff.

The_Lucky_Wife January 19, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Frothy is right about one thing in his ad – the last gop ticket did go off the cliff.

MissTaken January 19, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Hmmm….if Mitt is the New Hillary, does that mean he's going to start crying on the campaign trail and wearing pastel pant suits? I'd enjoy that.

Fare la Volpe January 19, 2012 at 7:13 pm

I have noticed him sporting some delish new brooches.

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 8:02 pm

You would!

chicken_thief January 19, 2012 at 7:34 pm

That would prolly be an ix-nay on the pant suits. If Hills is any kind of bellweather, they make your ass look fat and Mr. Cayman Dollars wouldn't stand for that.

SorosBot January 19, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Or he's wearing pastel panties under his suit.

MissTaken January 19, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Ah yes, the Magical Mormon Manziere in Mauve

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 8:03 pm

He needs 'em, with his moobs.

Fare la Volpe January 19, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Not a lot of melanin in that ad.

Just sayin'.

neiltheblaze January 19, 2012 at 7:19 pm

He knows his audience.

Crank_Tango January 19, 2012 at 10:08 pm

but it is full of blah people, amirite?

smokefilledroommate January 19, 2012 at 7:07 pm

…a plan that includes Christians from all across the economic spectrum

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 8:04 pm

*white*

tessiee January 19, 2012 at 11:18 pm

"all across the economic spectrum"

Rich, very rich, and obscenely rich.

FatalServerErrorFace January 19, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Is voting for the guy on the tee vee in the Apple ad an option? He seems a lot nicer than Sant Rum or Willard R.

flamingpdog January 19, 2012 at 7:08 pm

An Apple a day will keep Rick Santorum away.

If you throw it hard enough.

smokefilledroommate January 19, 2012 at 7:09 pm

workity work work work

Mahousu January 19, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Mitt Romney … a mass murderer who telepathically orders his supporters to march to their deaths wearing blindfolds like some kind of Mormon Stalin.

Please, we prefer the term "leveraged buyout artist."

chicken_thief January 19, 2012 at 7:37 pm

I noticed that the Euro commie French "artiste" idea was nixed. Good thinking.

Fare la Volpe January 19, 2012 at 7:10 pm

A plan that includes people from all across the economic spectrum

From upper class all the way to upper middle class, Rick Santorum is the man for you!

Fukui_sanYesOta January 19, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Yeah, really – who the fuck does this weasel think he's kidding?

A plan that includes everyone

Everyone who happens to be white, christian and a bit stupid, sure.

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Also monied. Too.

Dashboard Buddha January 19, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Apparently Newt is surging ahead of both of them. But, I'm confused. Granted, the remaining candidates are all douchebags of the first water…but damn, Newt, 3 marriages, divorcing sick wife, digs open marriages could possibly be the front-runner? How can conservatives square that in their minds. Why haven't these wal-mart greeters been laughed off of the national stage and why the fuck to they have to make me nostolgic for Nixon??

DustBowlBlues January 19, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Republitard men are always described by the so-called "social conservatives" to King David. Not the heroic part–just Bathsheeba and her husband David sent to die. Was he Utz? Uriah? Obad? I can't remember.

fuflans January 19, 2012 at 7:35 pm

not after penultimate wife-y gets done with her tale of woe this evening.

i hope she takes out callista too.

chicken_thief January 19, 2012 at 7:39 pm

"How can conservatives square that in their minds."

Easy. He ain't Mitt. Fucking. Romney.

FatalServerErrorFace January 19, 2012 at 7:50 pm

…and he's not blah, or near (the sheriff is a)

HarryButtle January 19, 2012 at 9:40 pm

How can conservatives square that in their minds.

Because the president is a fucking NEAR! Newt could get caught screwing choirboys in a church and they'd still pick him over the Kenyan usurper.

neiltheblaze January 19, 2012 at 7:11 pm

The thought ballon on one actor in the commercial looked like "The shit that fucking agent makes me do….."

Schmannnity January 19, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Steve Jobs is rolling.

Extemporanus January 19, 2012 at 7:14 pm

OBAMA: "Hello. I'm a Mac."

SANTORUM: "And I'm a feces."

Nostrildamus January 19, 2012 at 8:19 pm

OBAMA: I do lots of cool stuff like economics and foreign policy.

SANTORUM: And I'm pushing #2.

SmutBoffin January 19, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Look at all of the extras! JOB CREEAYSHUN

JustPixelz January 19, 2012 at 7:19 pm

These are "new ideas" the Repubicans are offering. All that's missing is a DeLorean and some time travel back to 1777.

1984 was horrible. Reagan was president. Santorum hates Reagan?!?

I think he wants to trim "the fat" out of government, starting with the First Amendment.

flamingpdog January 19, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Santorum wants to recall Chris Christie?

chicken_thief January 19, 2012 at 8:01 pm

That ain't "trimming" – he'd need a fork lift to extricate Christie.

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 8:08 pm

You know how, when you, like, *really, really* fat, when you sit down anywhere too long, your skin just sweats and sticks to it?

Might need surgical tools, too. Also.

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 8:07 pm

You don't simply *recall* Chris Christie!

flamingpdog January 19, 2012 at 10:44 pm

How about *tow* Chris Christie, with a tow truck?

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 10:56 pm

I think you have to distract the Eye of Sauron, first.

Generation[redacted] January 19, 2012 at 7:20 pm

"Just like last time."

Yeah, I don't remember any of you Republican fuckwads calling Bush anything but a true conservative, at least until his fuck ups became to obvious to ignore.

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 8:08 pm

I think he's referring to McCain.

flamingpdog January 19, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Rebel guerrilla leader Rick Santorum to the rescue!

Does that mean we're going to see his face printed on the sweater vests of college students who don't even know who he is?

chicken_thief January 19, 2012 at 7:42 pm

At first I read that as "…. see his feces printed….", but it seems to work either way.

monty4prez January 19, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Santorum says we should work together, (but only if you're white, Christian and from the suburbs).

Fare la Volpe January 19, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Rick Santorum believes in diversity: white Christian Americans from rural areas can come along too!

owhatever January 19, 2012 at 7:22 pm

I was in a santorum once, and it wasn't pleasant, except for the handcuffs and awesome drugs.

fuflans January 19, 2012 at 7:25 pm

i just heard mr. foster friess on npr. mr. foster friess is a significant donor to ricky's superpac and makes the entirely reasonable point that if we just didn't have those danged mccain / feingold restrictions everybody everywhere would be able to see who was giving exactly what to whom. and then it would all be fine.

foster friess sounds like a batman villain.

Fukui_sanYesOta January 19, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Whut?

SuperPACs are supposed to be transparent wrt contributions – it was one of the big arguments the Repubs made.

Of course, Colbert shows how you just set up a 501(c)(4) which can accept unlimited, anonymous money. Then that entity donates everything it receives to the SuperPac.

Hey presto, those pesky transparency rules have gone up in a puff of smoke.

Biel_ze_Bubba January 19, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Transparent = Invisible

flamingpdog January 19, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Wasn't Foster Friess the drunk guy on the Dean Martin Show?

rickmaci January 19, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Notice. Not a single person of color in the entire ad. What does that tell you about the RepubliKKKlan?

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 8:11 pm

You mean the past four years of "the President is a NEAR" haven't already told us this? I've had to listen to more of this "take that bone out of your nose and call back" shit in the past four years than I've ever heard before. Believe me, us culludz are under no illusions about the Republican party. There's a reason they make such a song and a dance about every nonwhite face that joins their ranks. It ain't because they're being overrun with applicants.

rickmaci January 19, 2012 at 8:19 pm

I agree with you. It was like the election of Pres. Obama pulled the cork out of the bottle and all the uglies came flying out. Everything, from the "take our country back" rhetoric to the "food stamp" meme of late, has been about one thing and one thing only, that the man that 52% of America wants as their President is black. I was sad but now I am just plain F'ing angry about the way the media has allowed this to play out without a word.

starfanglednut January 19, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Z, I crafted a profound, eloquent reply, and it was "deleted by the administrator" WTF?

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 9:21 pm

It probly included the word re+@rded, yes?

starfanglednut January 19, 2012 at 9:30 pm

No. That's the puzzling thing. It was just the usual wonkette mix of swears and references to anal sex and excessive drinking.Not really. It was a furious and nauseated indictment of the virulent and shameful paroxysm of racism exhibited in this country since hopey got elected.

DerrickWildcat January 19, 2012 at 7:27 pm

What will this movie be rated? It looks a little scary.

fuflans January 19, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Here’s the original Apple “1984″ ad for your compare and contrast essay in the comments section to get rid the taste of santorum.

imissopus January 19, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Such joyous viewing for my Thursday afternoon: a video that posits a frightening dystopian hellscape where the will to live has been crushed out of humanity, and also Apple's "1984" ad.

barto January 19, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Interesting that they all continue to look like zombies even after hearing old Rick. Well, not too interesting…

Barrelhse January 19, 2012 at 7:42 pm

liveblogging this PM?

DrunkIrishman January 19, 2012 at 7:44 pm

liveblogging this BM?

DrunkIrishman January 19, 2012 at 7:44 pm

That's a lot of white folk!

tessiee January 19, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Looks like a:
a) NASCAR rally
b) Grateful Dead concert
c) hockey game

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 7:47 pm

That was spectacularly awful. Someone should out the Creative Director on this one. That person will surely never work again in the industry.

Fare la Volpe January 19, 2012 at 8:14 pm

"Creative"?

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Precisely.

fuflans January 19, 2012 at 8:29 pm

i was thinking the same thing. then i thought: they don't have the money for a creative director.

this is the second year ad major at liberty university.

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Whoever did it will never, ever mention it on their resume, I'm sure of it. It is beyond belief bad.

Lionel[redacted]Esq January 19, 2012 at 7:48 pm

I'm just waiting for the "Don't squeeze the Santorum" ad.

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 8:46 pm

And you with a tagline that says "The brownest of the brown [...]," too!

flamingpdog January 19, 2012 at 10:54 pm

"Don't squeeze the Santorum" would probably sell more Charmin "bath tissue" than "Don't squeeze the Charmin" ever did.

MittBorg January 20, 2012 at 1:03 am

You know, pdog, sometimes you actually gross *me* out. And that's no mean feat.

flamingpdog January 20, 2012 at 1:11 am

Thank you!

MittBorg January 20, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Siksikpup.

chicken_thief January 19, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Normally, I'm a Jack and 7 guy. Or beer. But every time I see Ricky's logo I have a yearning for a Cuba Libre or a Daiquiri. Anyone know which is better – Sant Rum or Bacardis?

tessiee January 19, 2012 at 11:31 pm

I think Ricky's got a little of the Captain in him.

Steverino247 January 19, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Here's my new ad:

"Hi. I like to wear sweater vests. I've been wearing them for years, but ever since Rick Santorum started selling them to raise funds for his campaign, everyone thinks I'm an asshole. Well, I'm here to tell you that just because you wear a sweater vest, that doesn't mean you think women should be barefoot and pregnant, that the economic injustice in this country can't be fixed or that working Americans shouldn't have access to health care when they need it."

I'm Steverino247 and I approve of Rick Santorum fucking himself."

Limeylizzie January 19, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Works for me.

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Me likey.

DrOzarkZ.Hellbender January 19, 2012 at 7:53 pm

UNPERSON SANTORUM DOUBLEPLUS UNGOOD!

Oh, hey, that reminds me–are we liveblogging the 120 Minutes' Hate tonight?

carlgt1 January 19, 2012 at 7:55 pm

RepugliKKKans can't do anything original — they rip off music from rock/pop stars who don't want them to use their intellectual properly, and their top comedians are Drew Carey & the Ferris Bueller's Day Off old geezer….

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 8:48 pm

You forgot the crazy lady with the blonde dust mop on her head, whatever her name is. Used to be an extra on a movie or tv show or something, and is now spouting weird stuff about lizard people and the Presidency, or something.

AutomaticPilot January 19, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Victoria Jackson?

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Yes, that's her! Whenever I think of her, my brain gets fluffy like a hamster and my words don't come out right.

tessiee January 19, 2012 at 11:33 pm

"my brain gets fluffy like a hamster and my words don't come out right"

I think that's pretty much Victoria Jackson's entire existence.

Barrelhse January 19, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Two long hours tonight. I don't think Mitt is good enough to stay phony that long, he's going to lose his shit like a rooftop Setter. Newt, meanwhile, will be so pig-ugly that only the 27%ers would consider him more desirable than Capt. Schettino. The whole GOP scene is so repugnant it seems like a bad joke that has gone on for far too long- or maybe a nightmare. Or, it could just be that they are what America really is and we are an aberration.

chicken_thief January 19, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Seamus libel!!!!

*a big thumbs up for the "lose his shit like a rooftop Setter"!

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 8:49 pm

I don't think so, Barrelhse. If it's any consolation, Jerry Springer called out Pox Ooze for their hate crazy today. I mean, it's gotta be gettin' bad if Jerry Springer objects, yaknow.

starfanglednut January 19, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Newt: "I tripped and fell into that other woman."

flamingpdog January 19, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Oh, Jesus X. Christ, when I got home from work tonight and turned on the TeeVee it was still on Fucks Nooze because I haven't watched the TV since the last debate, and Hannity had two of Newt's daughters on defending his behavior with Callista! I guess the shit doesn't fall far from the toilets.

Barrelhse January 19, 2012 at 8:00 pm

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/20/south
These guys are usually amusing.

ShaveTheWhales January 19, 2012 at 8:05 pm

And AMC is gonna be one of the commentators. Ass-fucking galore!!!

Radiotherapy January 19, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Cue the poignant music: the Southern Heritage. White guys fighting…..Ron Paul with his Army of young supporters! hahhaha

weej_bain January 19, 2012 at 8:03 pm

After the sweater vests will he roll out a sport coat with suede patches on the Tebows elbows?

Radiotherapy January 19, 2012 at 8:06 pm

And a fucking bow tie.

Limeylizzie January 19, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Lordy, what a bunch of dozy cunts! Liveblog, please….

Radiotherapy January 19, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Shouldn't they be whistling Dixie?

Limeylizzie January 19, 2012 at 8:06 pm

I saw a Negress!

DrOzarkZ.Hellbender January 19, 2012 at 8:20 pm

I saw something nasty in the woodshed…

Limeylizzie January 19, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Did Mitt say something about shoving something down Hopey's throat?

DrOzarkZ.Hellbender January 19, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Yep–and that was immediately followed by Santorum, as you'd expect.

flamingpdog January 19, 2012 at 11:02 pm

If she was a Republican, I think she would prefer to be called an Africunt-American.

tessiee January 19, 2012 at 11:36 pm

In that part of the country, she was probably just on a break from her job cooking for the whitefolks.

Radiotherapy January 19, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Romney it's great to be back in SC where I fired so many people and made bags of cash.
Carpetbagger!

Fare la Volpe January 19, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Fuck monkeys, get your butts on Chatango.
http://wonkette.chatango.com/

Radiotherapy January 19, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Paul just said he was an Ob-Gyn for a long period…..

Limeylizzie January 19, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Bad choice of words.

AutomaticPilot January 19, 2012 at 9:26 pm

So…7 days?

C_R_Eature January 19, 2012 at 8:09 pm

This was clearly the wrong Millennium to give up hallucinogens.

Limeylizzie January 19, 2012 at 8:10 pm

But not everybody has fucked around on their wives Toad.

lochnessmonster January 19, 2012 at 8:11 pm

OMG! Would the grown-ups PALEEZE show up to the election this YEAR??? Pretty, pretty PALEEZE?

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 9:06 pm

'Fraid there's only one of those, and he's gonna win this thing.

Limeylizzie January 19, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Elite media should be lynched?

Fare la Volpe January 19, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Especially the blah media.

Fare la Volpe January 19, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Lizzie, get your lusciousness on http://wonkette.chatango.com/ with us.

Ayn Rand Paul Tard January 19, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Santo-froth puts the 'bland' in bland paltitudes.

DrOzarkZ.Hellbender January 19, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Santorum: I hope that we're judged by fairly low standards. I mean, Jesus, just LOOK at us!

Negropolis January 19, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Oh, John King. You fucking idiot. Way to hand Newt the nomination.

Nostrildamus January 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm

You know, this isn't a bad concept for an ad. But in order to make it understandable to someone dumb enough to support Frothy, they had to load it up with ridiculous amounts of heavy-handed overkill narration that completely undermines the grace of the original concept.

DrOzarkZ.Hellbender January 19, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Santorum: It's time to end the War on Poverty and declare War on the Poor!

tessiee January 19, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Newt will be healous jealous that Ricky stole his line.

MissNancyPriss January 19, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Why is Newt so mad at John King?

Fukui_sanYesOta January 19, 2012 at 8:27 pm

John King (rather stupidly) started the whole thing off by asking Newt about the ABC ex-wife hatchet job.

MissNancyPriss January 19, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Oooh. Well, give the audience what they want I guess.

imissopus January 19, 2012 at 8:25 pm

No liveblog? What, did the editors decide their dignity was more important or something?

Bluestatelibel January 19, 2012 at 8:30 pm

No, I think they realized their sanity was more important.

KenLayIsAlive January 19, 2012 at 8:25 pm

anyone have a link to the live stream pleeeaxe?

fuflans January 19, 2012 at 8:32 pm

you sir have a stronger stomach than i.

clearly – and including ows service – you are a hero.

KenLayIsAlive January 19, 2012 at 8:35 pm

I just like to puke.

Fukui_sanYesOta January 19, 2012 at 8:25 pm

After WW2 there was a college plan (government subsidized, natch) for returning veterans.

Shut the fuck up, Ron Paul.

Negropolis January 19, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Umm, Santorum. Fuck you.

SorosBot January 19, 2012 at 8:29 pm

I'm sure I'm missing out in watching 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation instead of yet another infuriating Republican debate.

elviouslyqueer January 19, 2012 at 8:31 pm

TF; DW

(too frothy; didn't watch)

KenLayIsAlive January 19, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Romney will replace Romneycare with Romneycare.

DrOzarkZ.Hellbender January 19, 2012 at 8:33 pm

I agree, Newt–we should have tax rates similar to those in the 1950s.

$400,000 and over: 84.357%
http://www.stanford.edu/class/polisci120a/immigra

KenLayIsAlive January 19, 2012 at 8:34 pm

A bunch of rich assholes with healthcare figuring out healthcare.

Bluestatelibel January 19, 2012 at 8:36 pm

My teevee is always in danger of getting the shit kicked out of it every time I've tried to spend even 5 minutes watching one of these GOP "debates," so I can't watch. But I have a hunch Mittens' feeling extra petulant tonight and is going to go after Newt, should be fun.

C_R_Eature January 19, 2012 at 8:41 pm

I had a battery powered Nerf gun to shoot the tevee with . Got me through almost the entire Bush Administration. Almost.

C_R_Eature January 19, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Shit, is the debate on already? Another one? Again?

This just ain't that pretty. No, it ain't that pretty at all

So I'll just go and Hurl myself against the wall…

Limeylizzie January 19, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Mittens is getting peeved, goody!

mrblifil January 19, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Season 2 of Walking Dead seems to have run out of gas.

DrOzarkZ.Hellbender January 19, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Yeah, I'm tired of watching these fucking Republican debates too.

tessiee January 19, 2012 at 11:39 pm

Although there's litle chance of them running out of gas.

KenLayIsAlive January 19, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Telepromaters!

DrOzarkZ.Hellbender January 19, 2012 at 8:44 pm

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/01/15/404636

Yeah, Ricky, tell us all about how you've never supported mandatory buy-in for insurance…

FUCK ALL THESE LYING FUCKS!!!!

C_R_Eature January 19, 2012 at 8:45 pm

So…who is drinking what? I've got Sam Adams and McClelland's.

Fukui_sanYesOta January 19, 2012 at 8:48 pm

A nice chianti and the home-made lasagna is ready to go in the oven.

C_R_Eature January 19, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Outstanding. Home made grilled shrimp Fajitas, out here. Salut!

Fukui_sanYesOta January 19, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Nice! за ваше здоровье

tessiee January 19, 2012 at 11:40 pm

"chianti and the home-made lasagna"

*shows up at Fukui's front door with napkin tied in a bib*

elviouslyqueer January 19, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Oh please, Rick. "I'm solid." No darling, you're too frothy to be solid.

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 9:08 pm

My, but you're in fine form tonight!

elviouslyqueer January 19, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Yadda yadda yadda Newt zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…

C_R_Eature January 19, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Look at these sad bastards. This is exactly why the latest PPP poll has Steven Colbert on top. TOP! A fucking Culture-Jamming comedian beating the finest intellectual flower of the Modern Republican party.

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Excuse me, given the current state of the Republican party, it would seem a given that a comedian would beat the pants off of most of them without trying.

I guess Teh People figure, if yer gettin' a clown anyway, go for a professional.

C_R_Eature January 19, 2012 at 9:21 pm

"Professionalize the Federal Service. Elect Professional Clowns!"
It's got a nice ring to it, it does.

tessiee January 19, 2012 at 11:41 pm

At least Colbert is *intentionally* funny.

Come to think of it, I would vote for Colbert just because he made Duhbya cringe on national teevee.

C_R_Eature January 20, 2012 at 7:18 am

Oh Yeah.

Colbert's a national treasure, IMHO

MittBorg January 20, 2012 at 3:11 pm

I second that motion.

Radiotherapy January 19, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Even kudzu has a miserable flower for a few paltry days in May.

flamingpdog January 19, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Carrot Top could beat the finest intellectual flower of the Modern RepubliKlan Party.

Negropolis January 19, 2012 at 8:59 pm

The Howdy Doody-lookin' motherfucker stood up to Newt Gingrich…and I still don't like him because he was whining while he was doing it.

Another observation. A Paultard just done lost her damn mind in the audience. I mean, it was a blood curddling scream.

Data Exactly January 19, 2012 at 9:34 pm

I think that was one of Ron Paul's 'forest friends', apparently: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk1mAd77Hr4
Ron Paul does better when he brings his whole enchanted forest with him.

tessiee January 19, 2012 at 11:42 pm

"The Howdy Doody-lookin' motherfucker"

David Caruso?

NYNYNYjr January 20, 2012 at 12:25 am

I had to look it up, but Mr. Show is the great institution that gave us the phrase 'Howdy doody looking mother fucker'

mavenmaven January 19, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Note that there's not a single African American in that video, apparently their GOP has been successful in keeping minorities out of the voting process.

C_R_Eature January 19, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Geeze, it's the Sta-Puft Marshmallow Newt. The camera really hates him, doesn't it?

tessiee January 19, 2012 at 11:43 pm

And why should the camera be the sole exception in the universe?

Negropolis January 19, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Oh shit. Romney just threw daddy under the bus. Like, just cold threw him under the bus. This guy has no soul.

Barrelhse January 19, 2012 at 9:28 pm

You would, too, if your old man was George Romney.

Negropolis January 19, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Mitt's not even a quarter of the leader his daddy was. Not even a quarter.

flamingpdog January 19, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Rick Perlstein has a commentary in the Rolling Stone about Mitt and his Daddy. I don't think it's some of Perlstein's better work, but it's good for a few LOLZ, and a nice reminder that his Daddy was one of the NICE Republicans, when that kind still existed.

C_R_Eature January 19, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Santorum: "I have a Cunning Plan!

Negropolis January 19, 2012 at 9:06 pm

What is up with the hecklers? This is a GOP debate, not some Southern hootenanny. Oh, wait…

C_R_Eature January 19, 2012 at 9:08 pm

Can't we have both?
Oh, wait…

ifthethunderdontgetya January 19, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Oh here it is! I knew there was drinking and a fucktard debate going on.

And drinking.
~

C_R_Eature January 19, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Woohoo! ANYTHING GOES ON THE INTERNET!

Santorum! Goatse! Wonkette!

Buttsechs, also.

ifthethunderdontgetya January 19, 2012 at 9:17 pm

Oh, good one frothy.

Losing jerbs to China? Cut taxes! And regulamentation, of course.
~

Negropolis January 19, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Mitt has the strangest, most unnatural smile and laugh on that stage. **shivers**

DustBowlBlues January 19, 2012 at 9:31 pm

He is completely robotic. Can't you see that unnatural smile in the Tabernacle when he's wearing his white angel clothes and getting baptized for dead people?

Is this the rogue liveblog?

Negropolis January 19, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Yes; yes it is.

Negropolis January 19, 2012 at 9:25 pm

WTF?! That woman just strung together some words and hoped it was a sentence, but so long as she got "American jobs" and "illegal aliens" in, she was happy.

TheMeatmaker January 19, 2012 at 9:25 pm

“…A plan that includes everyone (who is white and middle-aged).”
Fixed.

Blueb4sunrise January 19, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Not sure I can deal with this……did Newt just say that he wants Visa to verify citizenship?

Chichikovovich January 19, 2012 at 9:35 pm

This must be some of that "freeing American businesses from burdensome regulations" I keep hearing about.

Steverino247 January 19, 2012 at 11:23 pm

What's in your sweatshop?

C_R_Eature January 19, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Santorum, your ancestors were COMMIES!!1!

Where's the Immigration Certificate?

Blueb4sunrise January 19, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Frothy is sounding so sincere it sounds like he's gonna start crying any minute.

tessiee January 19, 2012 at 11:48 pm

We should be so lucky.

CountryClubJihadi January 19, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Damn, that Santorum girl claps like a Team America puppet.

Gainsbourg69 January 19, 2012 at 11:05 pm

I saw that too. She looked like a zombie.

teebob2000 January 20, 2012 at 10:46 am

What do you mean "LIKE" a puppet?

C_R_Eature January 19, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Mitt wants everybody who comes into this country to get their Periods. Temporarily.

ShaveTheWhales January 19, 2012 at 9:35 pm

" Perry is answering the "if you could do one thing over" question in the mirror, holding a bottle of Jim Beam and playing Merle Haggard. "

— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) January 20, 2012

Blueb4sunrise January 19, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Ron Paul gets big cheer for putting U.S. Army on the Mexican border.

Steverino247 January 19, 2012 at 11:39 pm

What these dolts fail to realize is that most of the Army consists of the logistical "tail" that keeps the grunts up front supplied with bullets and beans, fixes things when the grunts get hurt or their equipment breaks, and keeps all the communications in working order. A strategic microwave systems repairman is NOT going to be worth a shit carrying a rifle while he walks around in the dark outside El Paso. It's about a 10-1 ratio of supporters to grunts these days. Having been at the very pointy end of the Army for a number of years, you can take my word for it. It's nice to have all that support behind you, but you really don't want them anywhere near you when they're carrying a weapon.

Blueb4sunrise January 19, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Uh oh, ROMNEYCARE ABORTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ifthethunderdontgetya January 19, 2012 at 9:41 pm

9:21 p.m. — After a break, the candidates are asked their biggest regret.

Newt Gingrich: Spending the early months as a "traditional" candidate, rather than an "idea-oriented" one.

Sure, Newt. Claim you invented the 3-way.
~

C_R_Eature January 19, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Uh, Oh. PAULTARD UPROAR!

Blueb4sunrise January 19, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Frothy says Ron Paul = Harry Reid.

Blueb4sunrise January 19, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Was it something I said?

Negropolis January 19, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Paul just threw down. He finally told the overgrown baby it was time for his nap. Quiet, Santorum; grown folks are talking.

DustBowlBlues January 19, 2012 at 9:46 pm

"Back when pornography came in." Oh, Ron Paul, you are adorable.

btw–How the fuck can Paul oppose all regulations except for those controlling women's uteruses?

Blueb4sunrise January 19, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Porn coming in …………….the Bible?

Negropolis January 19, 2012 at 9:53 pm

That's the thing, though. He's not for eliminating legal abortion by regulating it to death. In fact, he said that's why eliminating it has failed. He realizes like smart folks do that if you turn it back to the states, Roe vs. Wade would be gone, tommorow. He's not for more regulating it to death or keeping up the failed attemtp eliminate it at the national level; he's for getting rid of it altogether in one fell swoop by backdooring this through the states.

Ron Paul is right. He's easily one of the most anti-abortion candidate on that stage, and unlike the others, he's not about flogging the issue to keep it as a wedge issue, but actually finishing the horrible deed. Ron Paul is the most dangerous man on that stage for women's health. That fucker is scary smart when it comes to backdoor ways to destroy the republic.

Radiotherapy January 19, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Santorum is good at backdoor ways too, especially SOPA.

flamingpdog January 19, 2012 at 11:17 pm

I thought backdoor ways to destroy the republic dropped out of the picture after Miche1e and Rick Perruh dropped out.

C_R_Eature January 19, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Simple. he hasn't got one.

teebob2000 January 20, 2012 at 10:47 am

Because he plays a doctor on TV.

arcadesproject January 19, 2012 at 9:50 pm

You've heard of Thelonius Sphere Monk? Now we've got Willard Mitt Cube Romney.

Boy is hopeless.

C_R_Eature January 19, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Ron Paul:
Abortion = act of Violence
Violence = under purview of States
Solution = Repeal Federal Row V. Wade Law
???
Profit!

C_R_Eature January 19, 2012 at 9:53 pm

"South Carolina's known for their Liberty."
…and treasonous uprising against the lawfully elected government of the United States of America.

tessiee January 19, 2012 at 11:51 pm

"South Carolina's known for their Liberty."

Why, yes; the folks at the slave market talked of nothing else.

C_R_Eature January 20, 2012 at 6:57 am

And then we made them dance for us.

elviouslyqueer January 19, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Boring debate was boring.

SorosBot January 19, 2012 at 10:05 pm

So was watching NBC's Thursday night sitcoms instead not a mistake?

Fukui_sanYesOta January 19, 2012 at 10:10 pm

It was kinda shite but with the wonkette peoples it was win.

I wanted more Romney/Gingrich attack action but the spark just wasn't there.

anniegetyerfun January 19, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Wow, the bravery that that woman shows, flashing that sign at them and stuff. Chilling.

BarackMyWorld January 19, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Wait…whut?

DrunkIrishman January 19, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Newt Gingrich is the type of guy you just know loves to smell his own farts.

Radiotherapy January 19, 2012 at 10:09 pm

That's what happens when you haven't seen your junk in 30 years. And maybe that's why Callista looks 20 years older than her stated age.

MittBorg January 20, 2012 at 12:43 am

Savours them.

ttommyunger January 21, 2012 at 7:47 pm

….and steps out of the shower to take a leak.

C_R_Eature January 19, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Well, now I'm drunk. And angry. And drunk.

Fukui_sanYesOta January 19, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Sounds like most evenings for me.

C_R_Eature January 19, 2012 at 10:49 pm

I don't make a habit of this, but it does happen with shocking frequency when things Republican are abroad. I've got to pace myself – going to be a long year.

MittBorg January 20, 2012 at 12:42 am

I've found that it doesn't do to have alcohol nearby when reading the news or internet blogs where Republican might be the topic of the day.

C_R_Eature January 20, 2012 at 6:58 am

Yeah I will definitely have to cut down.

On this Politics-watching.

DustBowlBlues January 19, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Does Newt actually think anyone wants a Lincoln/Douglas debate. No questions, hours of solid talk. BORING.

I live in the country, where we make our own fun. Like this liveblog–the wonkeratti goin' rogue and having our own liveblog.

Holy shit. On CNN, Santorum (eeuuuwwww) isn't saying anything about Newt that might make anyone in the audience ask to be listed in his dance card. Wait–was Rick wearing a sweater vest under that jacket? If he wasn't, that would explain why he went all asshole on Newt's fat ass.

CountryClubJihadi January 19, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Well, John King's asshole apparently wanted an open marriage, so that was amusing. Otherwise, I'm not feeling so well.

DustBowlBlues January 19, 2012 at 10:14 pm

My bag of kettle chips is just about empty and I've eaten nearly half a bag of Conversation Hearts, so it's time for me to say 'Nitey. (just hope all the dye in the C.Hearts doesn't kill me.)

tessiee January 19, 2012 at 11:53 pm

"Conversation Hearts"

"These candies are chalky and unpleasant! And what is this human emotion known as "WUV"?" — Lurrr on Futurama

C_R_Eature January 19, 2012 at 10:18 pm

That was like watching a perfect epistemically closed Gyre of fear, anger misinformation, propaganda, historical revisionism, violence and sexism.

Pretty much what's on FOX every night.

Fukui_sanYesOta January 19, 2012 at 10:18 pm

I'm watching TV36 in the bay area (which is KTVU2 affiliated, which in turn is FOX affiliated) and the presenter talked about the debate as "Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney face off today…"

Where's Ron Paul? Yeah, he's a nut, but he polls higher in SC than the frothster.

mavenmaven January 19, 2012 at 10:52 pm

OT: Wonkette got a shoutout in the New Yorker, of all places, as a "liberal blog" in an article on the Savage-Santorum thing. The quote linked Wonkette to posters proclaiming "Anal Rapists for Bush", which to my mind, is a sign of pride.

C_R_Eature January 19, 2012 at 11:00 pm

It's nice to be appreciated for your intellectual accomplishments.

SorosBot January 19, 2012 at 11:09 pm

OK; just heard a bunch of sirens for a bit, eventually joined by a helicopter overhead. There's something major going on down the street a bit, but I can only get a partial view from my windows. There is a fire engine and several ambulances, which makes me think it might be a fire, but I don't see any smoke.

Harry_S_Truman January 19, 2012 at 11:21 pm

I don't know about you guys, but I just get really turned on when Ricky gets all edgy and shit.

flamingpdog January 19, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Crap, I broke my consecutive string of RePoopliKlan debates watched. But at least my brain likes me tonight.

ChrisM2011 January 19, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Did the ad suddenly turn to color? It's hard to tell when every single actor remains white.

a_pink_poodle January 20, 2012 at 12:11 am

We SHALL PREVAIL!

*BOOOOOOM!*

MittBorg January 20, 2012 at 12:40 am

You OK?

SorosBot January 20, 2012 at 7:46 am

Yeah, I;m fine; everything broke off shortly after I commented on it. Still wondering what was going on there.

MittBorg January 20, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Thanks for letting me know. Sometimes I wonder if I'm living in surrealandia already. Not too long ago, I was driving around at 1 am and (not literally) ran into a tank going the wrong way up a one-way street, heading FROM the University. WTF a tank was doing at that hour coasting the streets of a small and usually peaceful university town is beyond me, but there was never a word about it in the papers.

BZ1 January 20, 2012 at 12:55 am

Santorum is definitely a PC, not a MAC …

Jerri January 20, 2012 at 9:08 am

Not for the first time in this primary campaign, I'm reminded of the Treehouse of Horror where, in an alternate universe, Ned is a terrible dictator and everyone is forced to wear green sweaters and smile all the time.

Except this time the "Ned" wants us all knocked up and married to men in sweater vests.

tealsheart January 20, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Rick San to-rum-rum-to-rum-rum

NYNYNYjr January 20, 2012 at 3:37 pm

The phrase has become common usage then, it seems. Mid-1990s, on HBO.

MittBorg January 20, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Link doesn't seem to be working, dollink. But thanks for the thought.

MittBorg January 20, 2012 at 10:52 pm

That is SO sweet. (Hugs teh Cat) Thank you so much. I shall enjoy this. A progressive, eh? Who'd'a thunk it?

ttommyunger January 21, 2012 at 7:50 pm

I'm jumping in here on Saturday night, amazed and bewildered that so many Wonketeers actually watch these fucking horse and pony shows they call "Debates"… What determination, what fortitude, what devotion; what the fuck?

KenLayIsAlive January 19, 2012 at 8:29 pm

derp. thaankks!

MittBorg January 19, 2012 at 10:07 pm

I've had a few of those lately too, but it's always been so innocuous that I can't remember WTH I said to deserve the Hammer of Wrath.

Biel_ze_Bubba January 19, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Yeah, once you get tagged by the cybercensor, you're pretty much screwed … and you'll never know why.

flamingpdog January 19, 2012 at 10:51 pm

I think it's just Intense Debate being Intense Debate. It's been doing all kinds of screwy stuff to me lately. If I post a comment, and refresh the page, the comment doesn't show up, but if I close out my web browser and open up Wonkette again, there's my comment!

tessiee January 19, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Sometimes when a comment has a certain number of replies, I click on the down arrow to see them, and when it opens them up, it's a lower number of replies than it was a second ago before I clicked.

My best guess is that the computer is being a butt.

SorosBot January 19, 2012 at 11:33 pm

My generation was so lucky to have Reagan to bring back those fears our parents faced.

flamingpdog January 19, 2012 at 11:50 pm

At the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis, I was nine years old and lived about 4 miles from the US Capitol building. My biggest fear was that they'd drop the big one on the Capitol during a week day when I was at school. My dad was at work downtown, my mom was at home, one sister was in junior high, my brother was in high school, and my other sister was at American University. It was not a sweet time in my life.

flamingpdog January 19, 2012 at 11:56 pm

On the other hand, when I was in high school, and lived a whole 5 miles away from the Capitol, I read a chilling and yet at the same time comforting article in the WaPo (back when the WaPol was worth the read). It stated that there would be three things to worry about if a 50 megaton bomb were exploded above the Capitol: the initial light and heat blast, then the shock wave, and lastly the fallout. It said that if you lived within 5 miles of the Capitol, you wouldn't have to worry about the last two.

MittBorg January 20, 2012 at 12:49 am

No, it wasn't, sweetie. I used to have nightmares about that too. Not too many years later, it was the Americans sending B-52s into VN, and it wasn't too difficult to believe that the blithering idiots would "accidentally" bomb us, hundreds of miles away.

MittBorg January 20, 2012 at 12:50 am

That's what made you so cynical, innit?

MittBorg January 20, 2012 at 12:59 am

Back when we coded in BASIC, we used to say gremlins ate the code. It was spaghetti code, so I can see why.

MittBorg January 20, 2012 at 1:06 am

She's one of several people who just flat out make my brain stop working. Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann are two others. They talk, and my neurons shut down. I just want to repeat "does not compute." Nothing they say makes sense.

And then there's Newt and RMONEY and their reptilian ilk, who give me a deeper more visceral reaction.

MittBorg January 20, 2012 at 3:01 pm

No. Where can I find this?

MittBorg January 20, 2012 at 3:06 pm

When you have 88 stairs to your eyrie, your friends don't schlep to you unless they're slim and fit, believe me. Listening to them kvetch about the climb is enough to put one off sickroom visits, also. In fact, some of my lowlife reallife friends have been known to pull such lame-ass pranks as lying on the doorstep pretending to gasp for breath while clutching their chests, as a way of indicating that the stairs are daunting. Plus, I can't get down the stairs to let them in, which is also discouraging.

MittBorg January 20, 2012 at 3:12 pm

I see you have your priorities straight.

C_R_Eature January 20, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Hell yes. Politics can kill you.

C_R_Eature January 20, 2012 at 3:29 pm

ALL IN FAVOR?

Negropolis January 20, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Aye.

All oppposed?

Well, those opposed can STFU. lol

C_R_Eature January 20, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Xactly! Upfist!

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