YOU FORGOT POLAND  10:32 am May 30, 2012

Why Is Barack Obama Politicizing The Presidential Medal Of Freedom?

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

Straight from the opthalmologist's office or GTFOThere we were, trying to find stupid Donald Trump or someone on the teevee — because this is our life, people. This is our life. And all of a sudden, there was Barack Hussein NOBAMA!!! hanging a medal around the neck of OG farmworker hero Dolores Huerta. It was no stupid Donald Trump, but we guessed it would have to do! The fun thing about the Presidential Medal of Freedom is the president gets to personally pick his or her (haha right) heroes, and while we imagine it’s also VETTENINGED to death by his or her (haha right) staff, it still gets that personal flava. ALSO it is fun in an election year to put on our Politico hat and decide that everything is a baldly partisan bid to shore up constituencies, and so you have your Dolores Huerta (‘Spanics), your founder of the Girl Scouts (girls), your John Glenn (Ohio, the moon), your Toni Morrison (awesome old ladies with Medusa hair), your Shimon Peres (Jewishes), your Bob Dylan (hippies, boomers, jerks who think it’s cool to wear shades to your Medal of Freedom honoring), your Madeleine Albright (girls, Jewishes, secretaries of state). And then there was Pat Summitt.

“Come see this lady, she hates Obama she can’t even look at him!” someone shouted to her little brother, who rushed right in. “Nah mang, that’s Pat Summitt, she’s the lady John Wooden, she’s THE BEST,” someone’s little brother explained. There was something really wrong with her, he couldn’t remember what — Parkinson’s? MS? — and then the announcer explained it: Summitt has early-onset Alzheimer’s, and then there was a big Michelle Obama-style arms-enfolding hug, and nobody hated anybody, and lots of people (not saying who) watched it three times in a row, and cried so much.

You might note that Your Wonkette has not addressed the unholy flap that ensued past midnight in Poland because Nobama honored an officer in the Polish Underground who brought world attention to Jews being slaughtered during WWII and mentioned “Polish death camps,” when he should have called it a “‘German death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland,’ to distinguish the perpetrators from the location.”

Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski called it a matter of “ignorance and incompetence.”

The Poles believe this is a terrible slur against Poland. Your Wonkette thinks it takes considerable chutzpah and/or balls to be more offended that Treblinka was called “Polish” than that it existed. Your Editrix, as a Polish-Russian Jew, thinks Poland can go fuck itself.

 

Hola wonkerados.

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actor212 May 30, 2012 at 10:34 am

Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski called it a matter of “ignorance and incompetence.”

Oh. The helicopter minister?

Editrix, it's a slippery slope you're talking of here. Next thing you know, some commentator will question whether combat fatalities are all heroes….

Wile E. Quixote May 30, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Anyone want to bet on how long before Sikorski's wife, Anne Appelbaum of the Washington Post, writes an indignant column about this?

actor212 May 30, 2012 at 10:35 am

BTW, Francisco Franco appears to be still dead, based on that photo up top.

Maman May 30, 2012 at 11:24 am

Jane, you ignorant slut…

Preferred Customer May 30, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Weekend at Franciscos?

Barb May 30, 2012 at 10:36 am

And you never hear Poland bitching about constant references to Hitler about Obama.

MittsHairHelmet May 30, 2012 at 10:36 am

Polish-Russian Jewish Solidarity Forever!

actor212 May 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

Polish-Russia?

Shouldn't we Polish-China and then the silverware first?

ManchuCandidate May 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

It's Preznitting While Black aka PWB.
When a black man does it, it's political. When a white man does it, it's called statesmanship.

And considering Poland's history with the Jews… well, I can understand the editrix's feelings.

sewollef May 30, 2012 at 11:40 am

And despite Poland's, ahem, dubious relationship with those of the jewish bloc, plucky England once again went to war to save their sorry asses.

You'd think we Brits would've learned after going to war to protect plucky little Belgium the previous go round, but oh no, we just had to go 'protecting' some other good for nothing country against overwhelming German military technology. What's wrong the the Brits? Thank god for the channel, and the "few" of course.

Don't we get it yet? We're a small fuggin country, albeit with cute accents and some marvellously talented musical combos. But I digress.

YasserArraFeck May 30, 2012 at 10:38 am

Yeh, because the Poles universally loved the Jooz

BerkeleyBear May 30, 2012 at 11:10 am

Especially barbecue flavor.

actor212 May 30, 2012 at 11:28 am

Hot from the oven!

(I'm so going to hell, amn't I?)

Exhausted66 May 30, 2012 at 12:10 pm

I just wanted to mark this spot to remind me to come back and look for the "comment deleted by user" lines.

muthalovin May 30, 2012 at 10:39 am

Going for the Moonies AND deathcamp votes. PANDER!

BaldarTFlagass May 30, 2012 at 10:40 am

Sorosbot has a bazillion p-points. How come no Presidential Freedom Medal for him?

Barb May 30, 2012 at 10:51 am

He's Canadian.

BaldarTFlagass May 30, 2012 at 10:59 am

Oh, and Shimon Peres is from, what, Brooklyn?

actor212 May 30, 2012 at 11:32 am

He's Lauren Bacall's first cousin.

True fact!

So Sorosbot has no one to blame but himself for choosing his parents poorly!

actor212 May 30, 2012 at 10:59 am

Well, maybe he should go back to Canadialand where he belongs, and leave Amercian snark jobs to Amercians!!

Wile E. Quixote May 30, 2012 at 11:49 am

Fuck no! Canada owes us for sending us David Brooks, David Frum, Mark Steyn and Charles Krauthammer (who was born in the US but was raised in Canada until he was 18 or so, and French Canada at that!)

actor212 May 30, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Dan Ackroyd? Ted Koppel? Pamela Anderson? Samantha Bee AND Jason Jones? Peter Jennings? James Randi? Peter Puck, for God's sake????

SorosBot May 30, 2012 at 12:27 pm

But what about Celine Dion? The Titanic song alone is a crime against humanity right there.

MissTaken May 30, 2012 at 11:38 am

Even worse, he's Belgian.

SorosBot May 30, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Hey, you know I'm a Scottish-English-Norwegian-Swedish blend.

Basically really, really white; there's a reason I cannot tan.

jqheywood May 30, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Are you one of the vampires Abe Lincoln was hunting?

Barb May 30, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Does he make you those fancy waffles when you spend over the night?

SorosBot May 30, 2012 at 12:07 pm

I wish! Then I could go up north and get actual health care!

Chill_Bill May 30, 2012 at 10:40 am

What's the matter with these Poles? They can't take a joke?

Wile E. Quixote May 30, 2012 at 1:23 pm

It's not that they can't take a joke, it's that you have to explain it to them, very, very slowly.

BaldarTFlagass May 30, 2012 at 10:41 am

I was going to comment that Bob Dylan is really showing his age, but then I realized that the picture was of Bob Dylan.

Pseudonymously_Joe May 30, 2012 at 11:01 am

Whenever this gets mentioned, I feel the need to mention this news item from a couple of years ago.

Mumbletypeg May 30, 2012 at 10:41 am

I knew it was only a matter of time before Dylan would go medal.

Nostrildamus May 30, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Slow clap …

glamourdammerung May 30, 2012 at 10:41 am

and mentioned “Polish death camps,” when he should have called it a “‘German death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland,’ to distinguish the perpetrators from the location.”

Yes, "Nazi death camps run by Poles" would have been a much more accurate description.

RedneckMuslin May 30, 2012 at 10:54 am

They weren't as nice as the camps run by the Ukrainians.

glamourdammerung May 30, 2012 at 11:13 am

The Ukranians did not have any "death camps" (the ones that were devoted solely to killing the prisoners). Poland on the other hand, had all of them but two.

I think this is a case of a guilty conscience making some folks cry really loud for no good reason.

Pop_Socket May 30, 2012 at 11:14 am

Damn Germans and their outsourcing.

Generation[redacted] May 30, 2012 at 11:23 am

Ukranians didn't bother building camps, they just shot Jews out in the woods.

MosesInvests May 30, 2012 at 11:50 am

Ukrainians were just the guards at death camps in Poland. And don't get me started on the !@#$%$ Lithuanians….

glamourdammerung May 30, 2012 at 10:42 am

Also, giving Bob Dylan that medal was totally Mitt's idea and we should all thank him for it.

weejee May 30, 2012 at 10:42 am

♪♫ A hard reign's gonna fall ♫♪

Oh shit, that is what Mittens is singin'.

/ staggers off to lyrics files

BaldarTFlagass May 30, 2012 at 10:43 am

I doubt that the Editrix was around then, but "John Glenn (Ohio, the moon)" should actually read "John Glenn (Ohio, low earth orbit)." And he's still Neil Armstrong's bitch.

actor212 May 30, 2012 at 10:47 am

"Thermosphere," to be accurate.

BaldarTFlagass May 30, 2012 at 10:51 am

At least his coffee stayed hot.

Biel_ze_Bubba May 31, 2012 at 10:08 am

How did the Thermosphere know that the coffee was supposed to be hot?

Oblios_Cap May 30, 2012 at 10:43 am

Obama's just sucking up to AIPAC, trying to buy the Jewish vote. Why else would he be giving Bobby Z the Medal O Freedumz?

actor212 May 30, 2012 at 11:35 am

He's Jewish?

I mean, again?

Geminisunmars May 30, 2012 at 11:45 am

Being Jewish is something you never get over.

MosesInvests May 30, 2012 at 11:51 am

True story-I know the guy who was Jakob Dylan's bar mitzvah tutor.

SorosBot May 30, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Luckily his Jesus period; which not coincidentally was also the only period his music was actually not very good (except for Jokerman, I will still have to give Jesus-Bob credit for that); only lasted for the late 70s and early 80s.

freakishlywrong May 30, 2012 at 10:45 am

Now the Poles are using the ginned-up outrage against Barry? The Times, they are not a changin'.

Oblios_Cap May 30, 2012 at 11:00 am

didn't he forget them during a debate with Shrub?

Texan_Bulldog May 30, 2012 at 10:45 am

Other than sausage, what has Poland actually contributed to humanity? Hmmm…

actor212 May 30, 2012 at 10:50 am

Vodka? The butt of every joke ever written?

SexySmurf May 30, 2012 at 10:54 am

The fire-proof match?

actor212 May 30, 2012 at 11:36 am
RedneckMuslin May 30, 2012 at 10:57 am

Solar powered flashlight?

Generation[redacted] May 30, 2012 at 11:23 am

Screen doors for submarines?

MissTaken May 30, 2012 at 11:39 am

Polka? Oh, you mean contributed to humanity, not inflicted.

cheetojeebus May 30, 2012 at 11:54 am

Clearly you have yet to experience Los Colorados. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy4FnCHBAVA
or the amazing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5xSxGhlHfc

Wile E. Quixote May 30, 2012 at 11:44 am

Well there was this woman named Marie Sklodowska, who is better known by her married name, Marie Curie. There's was also this guy named Nick Copernicus. Oh, and another guy named I.I. Rabi, and it was the Poles who invented the Enigma machine, and helped the Allies crack its codes. Oh, and there was that Joseph Conrad guy, and Jerzy Kosinski, and this guy named Casimir Pulaski, who saved George Washington's life. Outside of that I'm drawing a blank though.

chicken_thief May 30, 2012 at 11:49 am

I was gonna go with Doda. But there's that Pope fucker, too. Also.

Chichikovovich May 30, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Chopin and maybe Paderewski, if you're into that whole music thing. A bunch of important mathematicians, notably Banach and Tarski.

Edit: Oh, yeah. And if there are any Liverpool supporters among the Wonketteurs and Wonketteuses: no Jerzy Dudek, no "miracle in Istanbul".

Edit II: And let's not forget Lech Walesa, thanks to whom we got a chance to view the mind-blowing spectacle of Reagan honoring a trade union leader.

Wile E. Quixote May 30, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Why would it be mind-blowing to see Reagan honoring a trade union leader? He was quite the union thug himself back in the day.

doloras May 30, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Rosa freakin' Luxemburg, for you commies out there.

Bezoar May 30, 2012 at 12:12 pm

I would have to add Frederic Chopin.

James Michael Curley May 30, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Lech Wałęsa

James Michael Curley May 30, 2012 at 12:28 pm

John Paul II

SorosBot May 30, 2012 at 2:01 pm

He said contributed, not inflicted.

Texan_Bulldog May 30, 2012 at 1:04 pm

I am impressed with your Google skills.

Wile E. Quixote May 30, 2012 at 1:22 pm

That wasn't Google, that was five minutes before I had to hop in the car and drive to work. Google was last night's post on the stupidity of the Rmoney rule.

Wile E. Quixote May 30, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Shit! I can't believe I forgot about Art Spiegelman, who is an American of Polish descent.

gurukalehuru May 30, 2012 at 3:39 pm

You forgot Chopin. Don't forget Chopin. and Stanislaw Lem, too, also.

calliecallie May 30, 2012 at 11:46 am

Pierogis?

actor212 May 30, 2012 at 12:16 pm

It's not like other people didn't have dumplings, but you have a point.

James Michael Curley May 30, 2012 at 12:32 pm

But how many cultures fill their pirogi with kiszona kapusta?

JerkCade May 30, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Krzysztof Kieślowski

Chill_Bill May 30, 2012 at 10:46 am

Breitbart Headline: "Nazi Sympathizer Obama blames Poland for Death Camps."

RedneckMuslin May 30, 2012 at 10:46 am

Polish Death Camps. He's talking about the future, people!

BaldarTFlagass May 30, 2012 at 10:47 am

What, no love for the other Wilburys? Sure, there's a foreign one, a dead one, and a foreign one that's dead, but Petty's still around and he could go posthumous with Orbison.

actor212 May 30, 2012 at 10:57 am

Which one's the foreign one? Otis or Clayton?

fartknocker May 30, 2012 at 11:17 am

Traveling Wilburys is a favorite on the Fartknocker playlist.

MoeDeLawn May 30, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Congratulations.

RedneckMuslin May 30, 2012 at 10:47 am

Wow, Pat! Talk about trying to be like Reagan with your Alzheimerz and all. Socialist!

CrunchyKnee May 30, 2012 at 10:48 am

The boomer olds all got a collective chubby over Mr. Zimmerman's eye wear.

actor212 May 30, 2012 at 10:48 am

Sayyyyyyyyyyyy! They'd look great with the onion on my belt!

jqheywood May 30, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Wasn't that the style at the time?

James Michael Curley May 30, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Probably "Flight Goggle 58", by American Optical, now AO Eyewear, Inc. Roughly the original 'Aviator' sunglasses. I've been buying them for years.

Pseudonymously_Joe May 30, 2012 at 10:48 am

I have a confuse, why did Obama give the Medal of Freedom to Paz de la Huerta, Jim Morrison, and George Zimmerman? Those seem like weird choices.

Biel_ze_Bubba May 31, 2012 at 10:12 am

Whereas a basketball coach makes perfect sense.

Mumbletypeg May 30, 2012 at 10:49 am

Marginally related: This time ten years ago, Polanski's The Pianist took the Palme d'Or at Cannes. I might like to re-watch that now.

Bezoar May 30, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Amazing and powerful movie. Great Adrian Brody, he should get better used.

BaldarTFlagass May 30, 2012 at 10:49 am

Dylan wore the shades 'cuz he was stoned and forgot to pack his Visine.

Dudleydidwrong May 30, 2012 at 10:53 am

Mitt is pissed because his father, his grandfather's wives, Karl Rove, or Donald Trump didn't get Freedom medals. He knew that Trump didn't deserve one- yet – but it would have at least gotten Trump off Mitt's back for an evening.

Oh, and who better deserves a posthumus Medal of Freedom than Seamus. Things are gonna change when Mitt and his harem move to 1600.

HempDogbane May 30, 2012 at 10:53 am

Hugo Chavez looks great in shades !

rocktonsam May 30, 2012 at 9:37 pm

I thought that was Leon Redbone and he does deserve a medal for something also

Not_So_Much May 30, 2012 at 10:53 am

He should give one to Trump to commend him for making everyone else look so smart. And normal-colored.

chicken_thief May 30, 2012 at 11:50 am

"And normal-colored. "

Except Boehner.

John wept.

LetUsBray May 30, 2012 at 10:54 am

Poland's run by wingnut bishops and their apologists, isn't it? It's like if Bill Donohue were president here.

Chow Yun Flat May 30, 2012 at 11:00 am

Polish bishops make Bill Donohue, wretched excuse for humanity that he is, look like Francis of Assisi.

BaldarTFlagass May 30, 2012 at 10:54 am

Related, Scott Walker is all pissed off because Obama discussed Static-X's "Wisconsin Death Trip" album with Dylan.

el_donaldo May 30, 2012 at 10:54 am

We know Ken Layne isn't around anymore because he'd feel compelled to add several grafs to the post about how awesome it is that Dylan wore shades to the ceremony.

With or without, I feel obligated to point out that Dylan is old and dresses funny even when he's wearing a tux.

LetUsBray May 30, 2012 at 11:02 am

Plus the 'stache makes him look like Vincent Price.

gurukalehuru May 30, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Bob Dylan is the Kim Jong Il of music.

doloras May 30, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Does that make Leonard Cohen the Nicolae Ceausescu?

dijetlo May 30, 2012 at 10:54 am

Summitt has early-onset Alzheimer’s

Today, we all have early-onset Alzheimers

Chow Yun Flat May 30, 2012 at 10:58 am

Not so early anymore for some of us.

Geminisunmars May 30, 2012 at 11:27 am

It's mid-morning here. Now where did I leave my

dijetlo May 30, 2012 at 11:31 am

Sammich?

I was told there would be sammiches.

LetUsBray May 30, 2012 at 11:04 am

That would explain why Willard is polling as well as he is.

actor212 May 30, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Shoelace!

gurukalehuru May 30, 2012 at 3:43 pm

What were we talking about?

dijetlo May 30, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Sammiches

SorosBot May 30, 2012 at 10:57 am

I can see why the Polish are so upset; I mean they fought so hard to protect the Jews from the Nazis, they certainly didn't welcome them with open arms and then eagerly hand over all the Jews for extermination.

Generation[redacted] May 30, 2012 at 11:26 am

And when the war was over, Jews were welcomed back into their communities. Poles certainly didn't steal their homes and tell them to bugger off, but first would you please tell us where you hid all the gold?

Chow Yun Flat May 30, 2012 at 10:58 am

Looks like Dylan needs a defibrillator more than a medal.

Dashboard Buddha May 30, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Ha! Jokes on you…the medal is a defibrillator.

Oblios_Cap May 30, 2012 at 10:59 am

Your Editrix, as a Polish-Russian Jew, thinks Poland can go fuck itself.

I believe the Germans (and Russians!) pretty much did that in WWII. Didn't they solve Poland's population problem by reducing the amount of oxygen being drawn there by about 50%? They did, I hear, do a pretty good job of fertilizing the forests, though.

SorosBot May 30, 2012 at 10:59 am

Hey, while wearing shades to a hearing like that would normally be rude, let's face it, this is Bob Dylan, he's earned the right to do anything he wants to. And it's not just hippies and old people who like him, but anyone who loves great music.

anniegetyerfun May 30, 2012 at 11:50 pm

No. I know this makes me an incredible square, but anyone with healthy eyes shouldn't be wearing shades inside.

My parents done raised me right, that's why.

Dashboard Buddha May 30, 2012 at 11:02 am

In the picture…is that the dude from the Polish underground? Wow…he must be 90 or something. Looks good, despite the blindness.

Arken May 30, 2012 at 11:03 am

Now that Wonkette has switched to this all-in-caps headline format, it feels like you're always yelling at me and it makes me sad.

LetUsBray May 30, 2012 at 11:11 am

The new look is definitely a bit harsher. Please don't forget that underneath all the Trucknutz and buttsechs comments, we're mostly touchy-feely libruls here!

iburl May 30, 2012 at 11:32 am

I can vouch for the touchy-feely part. Actually, more like gropey-molesty.

actor212 May 30, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I prefer to think of it as fondly-caressy, thank you.

anniegetyerfun May 30, 2012 at 11:49 pm

We always supply lube, also.

iburl May 30, 2012 at 11:04 am

MR. TAMBOURINE MANG!!!!

DerrickWildcat May 30, 2012 at 11:06 am

I'll never forgive that Lady for going electric!

under_score May 30, 2012 at 11:07 am

Oh Editrix, here is fellow Polish Jew Davis Frum to the rescue, to tell you why you are wrong about the Poland self-fuckery: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/05/30/

"Polish anti-semitism is of course a very real thing"

Wile E. Quixote May 30, 2012 at 11:47 am

Frum's article is bullshit. Everything he says about how the Jews found Poland a hospitable place to live could be said of Germany before Hitler came to power. What a fucking cunt. If there's anything I hate worse than an American conservative it's a Canadian conservative who emigrated to America to become an American conservative (Frum, Brooks, Mark Steyn and Charles Krauthammer, who is basically an anchor baby).

Chichikovovich May 30, 2012 at 11:57 am

The one example he comes up with to illustrate how wonderful the Poles were to the Jews concerned Abe Foxman's parents giving him to the nanny when they were shipped off to a camp. And that wonderful nanny raised him! (sotto voce:) As a Catholic. (even sottoer voce:) And refused to give him back when the parents came back from the camps. (sottoest voce:) Until the real parents got the court involved. (not mentioned at all:) And that was presumably Soviet courts, not Polish ones, since that territory was, post-war, part of the Soviet Union.

And that's supposed to show off the good side of Polish-Jewish relations!

anniegetyerfun May 30, 2012 at 11:46 pm

Didn't you read the part about where the Foxmans had a nanny? That proves that Poland loved the Jews forever and ever and no Poles collaborated with Nazis, not even one.

Pop_Socket May 30, 2012 at 11:13 am

Between Obama talking about death camps and Marion Barry calling them Polacks, the Poles have a lot of recent beefs with the Schwartza.

Wile E. Quixote May 30, 2012 at 11:33 am

I believe that they prefer to be called "Bohunk-Americans".

Dildeaux May 30, 2012 at 11:15 am

Dylan does folk, then goes electric. Now Dylan goes catatonic. Someone best be mixin up the medicine for Bobby STAT!

BerkeleyBear May 30, 2012 at 11:19 am

This Polish PM is apparently a former National Review columnist/right wing shill, so take everything he says with a pound or so of salt. Plus Poland is smarting because after 8 years of getting reliable BJs from America in return for signing on for any and all coalitions of the killing, Obama went all realpolitik on them and said they didn't need US built and funded missile defense bases since it honked off the Russians.

widestanceromance May 30, 2012 at 11:20 am

Another year Glenn Beck is robbed of his win! Don't you all see what's really happening here, sheeples?

actor212 May 30, 2012 at 11:34 am

When there's a Presidential Medal For Glue Huffing, Beck will be first in line

metamarcisf May 30, 2012 at 11:23 am

What happened to the one for Tracy Morgan? EGOT libel.

Failed_2_Menace May 30, 2012 at 11:29 am

Lech me, ski patrol.

notreelyhelping May 30, 2012 at 11:31 am

Bob's wardrobe has always had a slightly Twilight Zone feel. He's neither ahead of the times nor behind them. He's more…beside them. But he wrote "Visions of Johanna" so all is forgiven. Speaking of what salvation must be like after awhile….

sewollef May 30, 2012 at 11:32 am

Grr. This is almost as farcical — and dare I say it — as much bullshit as Robert Mugabe being 'promoted' from corrupt dictator to tourism czar.

It begs the question, What The Fuck is wrong with the Poles? And my missus is of Polish extraction [except born, like everyone else in the United States, in Brooklyn]. So no offense, babe.

An_Outhouse May 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm

They don't live in America, that's what's wrong with them.

mavenmaven May 30, 2012 at 11:37 am

MOAR MEDALZ FOR TED NUGENT!

glamourdammerung May 30, 2012 at 11:41 am

They should make a "defecating all over yourself and rolling around in it for a few days to chicken out of Vietnam" award just for Teddie.

boobookitteh May 30, 2012 at 11:44 am

Your Editrix, as a Polish-Russian Jew, thinks Poland can go fuck itself.

As a commenter whose real last name is a random assortment of consonants ending in 'ski', I second this.

Come here a minute May 30, 2012 at 11:46 am

How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?

All of them, Katie.

SorosBot May 30, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Forty-two.

calliecallie May 30, 2012 at 11:48 am

There goes the Polish vote.

Allmighty_Manos May 30, 2012 at 11:51 am

I'm still pissed about the Hawaiian attack on Pearl Harbor.

Wile E. Quixote May 30, 2012 at 1:39 pm

The Hawaiians? Shit, here I was thinking that it was The Germans.

NorbertsRevenge May 30, 2012 at 11:56 am

Come you masters of war / you that send all the drones

The times, they haz changed.

Tundra Grifter May 30, 2012 at 11:59 am

Before Dolores Huerta and Caesar Chavez started the United Farm Workers Union, farm workers in the US were here legally. Many came from Mexico and Central America. But they also came from around the world.

Through hard work and great risk (Ms. Huerta was assulted, her internal organs ruptured by a club, etc.) they got some basic rights for workers in the field – toilets, no short-handled hoes, actual pay for work, the right to work, etc., etc.

The UFW opposed illegal immigration. They went down to the border and forced people back into Mexico – that's how strongly they felt about it.

After their organizing successes, illegal immigration into the US increased dramatically…

Coincidence? I think not.

johnnyzhivago May 30, 2012 at 12:11 pm

I used to spend a lot of time working in Europe and I learned one thing – they ALL hate each other and have very thin skin about it.

randcoolcatdaddy May 30, 2012 at 12:16 pm

During Romney's first day in office, Ted Nugent will be getting the Medal of Freedom … for target practice.

Beanball May 30, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Say, aren't those Ray-Bans?

Those things aren't cheap!

OneYieldRegular May 30, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Were it not for the bow tie, I might easily have mistaken that photo of Bob Dylan for a photo of my 94-year-old aunt in Florida.

Dashboard Buddha May 30, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Paul Simon and Bob Dylan appeared in concert once. At the end of the show, one of the fans wondered while being roughly the same age, Paul Simon looked better than Dylan. Another fan replied that it was because every night Paul went home with Edie Brickell and Bob went home with Jack Daniels.

An_Outhouse May 30, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I thought heroes had to be dead people who killed some coloreds (yellow, brown, whatever).

Redgyal May 30, 2012 at 1:00 pm

But did he tuck them. .???

Ayn Rand Paul Tard May 30, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Good thing I started reading at the bottom, cos you had me at Polish-Russian Jew.

carlgt1 May 30, 2012 at 1:36 pm

This "scandal" is laughable considering the Senile Saint Reagan and his "Bonzo Goes To Bitburg" to mourn the Nazi SS "victims"…..

Wile E. Quixote May 30, 2012 at 1:38 pm
Wile E. Quixote May 30, 2012 at 1:36 pm

For some reason every time I read the phrase "Polish death camp" I envision something like this.

Billmatic May 30, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Really too bad that Pat got Alzheimers before she was afforded equal opportunity to coach men.

I still can't understand why some AD at some third rung school wouldn't just send her an offer sheet to coach their men's teams anytime since 1990.

Wile E. Quixote May 30, 2012 at 2:23 pm

There's no pleasing the wingnutz. You forget Poland and the wingnutz bitch, and then when you remember Poland the wingnutz bitch about that too.

deanbooth May 30, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Hey, outraged person: Don't let the screen door* hit ya where the good lord split ya.

* on the submarine

Buckminster May 30, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Of course, we can't honor those heroes with medals and stuff, because thinkspeak and the political landscape is changing and Look a Turtle. What a world. Please, I am trying to drink beer here.

anniegetyerfun May 30, 2012 at 11:39 pm

As a Polish Russian non-Jew (but I guess my grandmother went to a labor camp of some kind, for being rich or Catholic or something?), both Poland and Russia can go fuck themselves, always and forever.

MoeDeLawn May 30, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Rolf Harris! Alex Trebek! Lorne Greene!

Sheesh. Does anyone stay in Canada?

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