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

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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352 comments

  1. Crank_Tango

    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.

    1. MittBorg

      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.

      1. chicken_thief

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

    1. OneDollarJuana

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

      ergo ….

  2. Barb

    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.

    1. MittBorg

      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.

      1. Barb

        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?

        1. MittBorg

          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.

      1. flamingpdog

        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 …

        1. SorosBot

          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.

          1. flamingpdog

            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.

          2. MittBorg

            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.

          3. flamingpdog

            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.

          4. MittBorg

            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.

  3. iburl

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

    1. tessiee

      "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.

      1. MittBorg

        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.

    1. OneDollarJuana

      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.

      1. MittBorg

        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.

      1. flamingpdog

        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.

        1. MittBorg

          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!

    1. DustBowlBlues

      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?

        1. MittBorg

          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.

  4. flamingpdog

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

  5. MissTaken

    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.

    1. chicken_thief

      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.

  6. FatalServerErrorFace

    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.

  7. Mahousu

    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."

  8. Fare la Volpe

    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!

    1. Fukui_sanYesOta

      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.

  9. Dashboard Buddha

    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??

    1. DustBowlBlues

      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.

    2. fuflans

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

      i hope she takes out callista too.

    3. HarryButtle

      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.

  10. neiltheblaze

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

    1. Nostrildamus

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

      SANTORUM: And I'm pushing #2.

  11. JustPixelz

    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.

        1. MittBorg

          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.

  12. Generation[redacted]

    "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.

  13. flamingpdog

    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?

  14. monty4prez

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

    1. Fare la Volpe

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

  15. fuflans

    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.

    1. Fukui_sanYesOta

      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.

  16. rickmaci

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

    1. MittBorg

      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.

      1. rickmaci

        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.

          1. starfanglednut

            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.

          2. Biel_ze_Bubba

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

          3. flamingpdog

            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!

          4. tessiee

            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.

  17. fuflans

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

  18. imissopus

    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.

  19. barto

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

  20. MittBorg

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

    1. fuflans

      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.

    1. flamingpdog

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

  21. chicken_thief

    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?

  22. Steverino247

    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."

  23. DrOzarkZ.Hellbender

    UNPERSON SANTORUM DOUBLEPLUS UNGOOD!

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

  24. carlgt1

    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….

    1. MittBorg

      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.

          1. tessiee

            "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.

          2. MittBorg

            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.

  25. Barrelhse

    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.

    1. MittBorg

      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.

      1. flamingpdog

        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.

  26. Radiotherapy

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

    1. tessiee

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

  27. Radiotherapy

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

  28. lochnessmonster

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

  29. DrOzarkZ.Hellbender

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

  30. Nostrildamus

    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.

    1. Fukui_sanYesOta

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

  31. Fukui_sanYesOta

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

    Shut the fuck up, Ron Paul.

  32. SorosBot

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

  33. Bluestatelibel

    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.

    1. C_R_Eature

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

  34. C_R_Eature

    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…

  35. C_R_Eature

    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.

    1. MittBorg

      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.

      1. C_R_Eature

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

      2. tessiee

        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.

  36. Negropolis

    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.

      1. NYNYNYjr

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

  37. mavenmaven

    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.

  38. Negropolis

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

        1. flamingpdog

          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.

    1. DustBowlBlues

      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?

  39. Negropolis

    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.

  40. Blueb4sunrise

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

    1. Chichikovovich

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

  41. ShaveTheWhales

    " 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

    1. Steverino247

      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.

  42. ifthethunderdontgetya

    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.
    ~

  43. Negropolis

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

  44. DustBowlBlues

    "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?

    1. Negropolis

      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.

      1. flamingpdog

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

  45. arcadesproject

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

    Boy is hopeless.

  46. C_R_Eature

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

  47. C_R_Eature

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

    1. tessiee

      "South Carolina's known for their Liberty."

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

    1. Fukui_sanYesOta

      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.

    1. Radiotherapy

      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.

      1. C_R_Eature

        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.

  48. DustBowlBlues

    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.

  49. CountryClubJihadi

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

  50. DustBowlBlues

    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.)

    1. tessiee

      "Conversation Hearts"

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

  51. C_R_Eature

    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.

  52. Fukui_sanYesOta

    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.

  53. mavenmaven

    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.

  54. SorosBot

    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.

  55. Harry_S_Truman

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

  56. flamingpdog

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

    1. SorosBot

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

      1. MittBorg

        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.

  57. Jerri

    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.

  58. ttommyunger

    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?

  59. MittBorg

    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.

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