SEXY PARTIES  6:15 pm July 9, 2012

Healthcare Lobbyists To Throw Smashing ‘White Trash’ Party

by Jim Newell

These people are not actually invitedSTRATEGIC HEALTH CARE is a noble health care lobbying firm “working at the intersection of health care and government — widely respected for our expertise in congressional and regulatory matters, health policy analysis and solutions, CMS pilots and demos, federal grants development, managed care contracting and association management.” And that’s why it is holding a Capitol Hill “White Trash Reception” on July 19. “Hey y’all – get gussied up in your Sunday jorts, mullets, and fullets and come on down to the White Trash Reception,” this invitation that’s flying around the Hill reads. “Grab some suds and grub with Strategic Health Care!”

“White Trash” is a pretty clever party theme for a healthcare lobbying group now, considering how many states with masses of poor white people are opting out of the Medicaid expansion. Going with “Dress Like Stereotypes of People Who Won’t Ever Have Health Care” wouldn’t have been quite as savvy.

 

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Crank_Tango July 9, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Ironically, if I had health care I would have access to hillbilly heroin. Well not really, but I like to dream big.

crybabyboehner July 10, 2012 at 2:50 am

That's only for people who count doctors among their social circle.

Lionel[redacted]Esq July 9, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Throw in some posters of Obama with a bone through his nose, and the GOP congresspeople will think they are at a 'bagger rally.

SorosBot July 9, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Give them signs reading "Keep your government out of my Medicare!" too.

nounverb911 July 9, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Dress up as your favorite Palin.

Lionel[redacted]Esq July 9, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Wine coolers extra?

rickmaci July 9, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Wine? What a snob!

Barb July 9, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Are we wearing our "I'm Darting Over To Canada For Health Care" T-shirts.

Callyson July 9, 2012 at 6:27 pm

I'll go with Bristol–that way, I need not bother with clothes at all.

Fairtackle July 9, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Hard to walk with your pants around your ankles.

Geminisunmars July 9, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Hard to dress up as a dead Palin.

sullivanst July 9, 2012 at 6:58 pm

It's not far off time for stores to start stocking Halloween costumes.

Crank_Tango July 9, 2012 at 9:41 pm

I will roll with Michael, thankyouverymuch.

extreme_left July 9, 2012 at 6:18 pm

I'll go if Kim Kardashian's going.

Callyson July 9, 2012 at 6:27 pm

"Kim, are you coming?"

sullivanst July 9, 2012 at 6:44 pm

There has to be an "I'mma let you finish, but" joke in there somewhere.

OneDollarJuana July 9, 2012 at 6:29 pm

I'll come if Kim's coming.

I see what I did there.

LionHeartSoyDog July 9, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Kim, L'il Kim or Little Kim?

Barb July 9, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Damn, let me grab my homemade fur and I am there!

emmelemm July 9, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Is it possum? Please let it be possum.

Barb July 9, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Most of it is possum, yes.

Butch_Wagstaff July 9, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Sweety, the latest thing is raccoon.

Barb July 9, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Butch, I could use a muff. Thanks!

tessiee July 10, 2012 at 12:12 am

"let me grab my homemade fur"

Euphemism for fapping?

Willardbot9000_V2.5 July 10, 2012 at 12:33 am

hmmmm…interesting, I always assumed "I need to wash my hair" was the old cue for female fapping…awww, now I have to learn all new slang for when a girl would rather rub one out then be with me…

SorosBot July 9, 2012 at 6:18 pm

This reminds me of the last time I met my dad's extended family.

Willardbot9000_V2.5 July 10, 2012 at 12:36 am

yeah, no shit right? I have a branch of family in Alabama who for some reason considers it "rough and rumble rebel" to don the Confederate flag in your back window. I had to patiently explain, "no, when it's done in Alabama it just means you're a racist" god damn teabaggers…and actually, that's not the embarassing branch. The embarassing branch is in Utah…traditionalist Catholics…oh how I hate them.

Doktor Zoom July 9, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Does their insurance cover terminal tone-deafness?

nounverb911 July 9, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Will prizes be awarded for the trashiest white?

Callyson July 9, 2012 at 6:28 pm

AOTK.

CrankyLttlCamperette July 9, 2012 at 6:20 pm

They needed an alternative since that one foreclosure firm already took the "Homeless & Hoboes" theme.

Jukesgrrl July 10, 2012 at 12:44 am

I didn't think anyone could outdo that, but these clods are giving it a good try.

el_donaldo July 9, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Hmm. Somehow, even though technically they're making fun of a certain set of white people, I don't think this is an event that non-white people are going to feel comfortable attending.

sullivanst July 9, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Will this guy turn up in whiteface?

GregComlish July 9, 2012 at 7:04 pm

heh, he's probably going to put on his confederate flag pants & nascar jacket that he purchased for just this occasion.

elgin_pelican July 10, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Again with the blah people! Get over it, libtard!

Steverino247 July 9, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Will there be dead health care reform on blocks outside the venue?

sullivanst July 9, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Maybe a pile of those who died waiting for HCR implementation on a barrow, instead…

docterry6973 July 9, 2012 at 6:23 pm

My family is something like that, but not quite as classy. We don't put on airs.

spinozasgod July 10, 2012 at 1:09 am

or shoes……

RedneckMuslin July 9, 2012 at 6:24 pm

HEY Y'ALL! WATCH THIS!!!!!

edgydrifter July 9, 2012 at 6:24 pm

The best part is the folks they're laughing at will think they're laughing with them.

frostbitefalls July 9, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Haha! Poor white people are so funny with their bad teeth, chronic diseases, unplanned pregnancies and inexplicable tendency to vote Republican.

SorosBot July 9, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Now where could anybody get the idea that rich corporate lobbyists have nothing but contempt for the poor again?

Butch_Wagstaff July 9, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Poor people are funny because they have no money.
Or jobs.
Or healthcare.
And they can't afford decent food for themselves or their kids.
Some of them don't even own the homes/trailers that they live in.
Sooo hilarious!
How can anybody not find the humor in other people's suffering?

BlueStateLibel July 9, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Hey, GOP-voting rednecks, they're not laughing with you, they're laughing at you!

Callyson July 9, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Oh, for fuck's sake.

Giveusabob July 9, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Fantastic! I'll invite my relatives from Texas there.

I'd been feeling rather bad about not including them in prior family functions, due to concerns over their habit for Wetback jokes and calling unfamiliar concepts "socialistic." I'm happy to be inclusive again.

chascates July 9, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Party? All have to do is look out the window or drive thru the neighborhood and that's all I see. Even when I look in the mirror.

boobookitteh July 9, 2012 at 6:26 pm

I'll go only if they commit to helping obtain FDA approval for Granny Clampett's Rheumatizz Medicine.

ProgressiveInga July 9, 2012 at 6:38 pm

You best wash up first with this here lye soap!

boobookitteh July 9, 2012 at 6:51 pm

I'll be in the cee ment pond.

Fairtackle July 9, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Show up dressed with your favorite chronic illness that will not be coved under medicare in your shitty state.

frostbitefalls July 9, 2012 at 6:28 pm

I'm bringing some of that Undersea salad with me to this shindig.

eggsacklywright July 10, 2012 at 12:31 am

With a side of Sea Monkeys, please.

iburl July 9, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Tea Party Rally? Haven't seen one of those in a while.

sullivanst July 9, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Is being shitfaced on moonshine necessary for admission?

va_real July 9, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Naw, but it sher is rekkimendid.

Butch_Wagstaff July 9, 2012 at 7:53 pm

I doubt that any of these Strategic Health Care-types could stomach 'shine because they have no real guts.

UW8316154 July 9, 2012 at 11:49 pm

No no, this is strictly a meth and oxy event.

eggsacklywright July 10, 2012 at 12:32 am

No, but being moonfaced helps.

rickmaci July 9, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Couldn't tell the difference between this and a Palin wedding reception. Oh wait, snowbillies don't have weddings, they marry after the first baby is delivered.

sullivanst July 9, 2012 at 6:44 pm

No weddings, just trial marriages.

Butch_Wagstaff July 9, 2012 at 7:39 pm

The wedding is held right after the babby Palin pops out. And the best man is usually the real daddy.

Joshua Norton July 9, 2012 at 6:34 pm

What you call a "White Trash Party" in the red states? a regular party.

*rimshot*

Hammiepants July 9, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Every time I see a Tea Bagger rally, I think, how can these people be so dense and so utterly not cognizant of their own self-interests? The party they support and and believe themselves to be part of has nothing but utter contempt for them. It's like a a whole segment of the population has Stockholm Syndrome (including gay Republicans, black Republicans, Hispanic Republicans, etc).

Geminisunmars July 9, 2012 at 6:48 pm

(female republicans, student republicans, republican republicans…)

LionHeartSoyDog July 9, 2012 at 7:43 pm

All i can guess is that racism is more powerful than common sense in these tainted folks.

Lazy Media July 9, 2012 at 6:35 pm

As a person of Appalachian origin, all I have to say is "Fuck y'all motherfuckers."

Butch_Wagstaff July 9, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Seconded.
It's like a coal company throwing a mine explosion-themed party.

Jukesgrrl July 10, 2012 at 12:47 am

Don't give them any ideas.

Goonemeritus July 9, 2012 at 7:35 pm

No shit? Wonkette is truly the 21st centuries ultimate melting pot!

SayItWithWookies July 9, 2012 at 6:36 pm

This should be as big a hit as Czar Nicholas II's "Dress Like a Serf" party — because as the Wall Street traders' reaction to Occupy taught us, there's nothing hipper than the privileged making fun of the destitute and shat-upon.

BoatOfVelociraptors July 9, 2012 at 6:36 pm

That's 2 blocks away from the monocle. http://themonocle.com/

ProgressiveInga July 9, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Hillbillies are people, my friend.

tessiee July 10, 2012 at 12:17 am

That's Hill-WILLIAM!

Negropolis July 10, 2012 at 1:10 am

Hillwilliam-Americans, thank you very much.

weejee July 9, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Can we use mallets to straighten out the mullets?

eggsacklywright July 10, 2012 at 12:37 am

The cognoscenti refer to them as "mallettes" if you please.

calliecallie July 9, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Strategic Health Care's mission statement – no joke: "To serve clients effectively and efficiently with integrity, tenacity, and energy." I do not see anything about mullets.

Butch_Wagstaff July 9, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Integrity = lies.
Tenacity = obsessive anger.
Energy = cocaine and/or methamphetamine.

rickmaci July 9, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Music provided by Turd Nugent, I assume.

Butch_Wagstaff July 9, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Well, Romney has to have one of his surrogates there. Duh.

UW8316154 July 9, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Ted is also providing the meat, too.

coolhandnuke July 9, 2012 at 6:39 pm

I'm curious to know how many of these true believers will be dressed in their finest white linen.

Jukesgrrl July 10, 2012 at 12:49 am

Or those seersucker suits the Georgetown crowd breaks out when the temperatures go over 80.

eggsacklywright July 10, 2012 at 1:23 am

According to WWD, they've switched to white muslin.

shelwood46 July 10, 2012 at 1:48 am

I thought muslin was black.

BaldarTFlagass July 9, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Will they be playing Skynyrd and 38 Special, or should I bring my 8-tracks?

va_real July 9, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Do you have Lee Greenwood on 8-T?

MissTaken July 9, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Would it kill you to play some Foghat on occasion?

SorosBot July 9, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Hey, they'll have both kinds of music – Country and Western!

Butch_Wagstaff July 9, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Hanky (the crappy) Williams. The 2nd one. Not the third because he's awesome. And the first is still dead.

DocChaos July 10, 2012 at 10:53 am

Don't forget the Molly Hatchet

Chichikovovich July 9, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Hostie Tabernak Unbelievable.

I wandered over to the website to find out what they did, and in true corporate style, they had a million buzzwords, euphemisms and corporate-speak of the Healthcare Industry sub-dialect strung together in sentences saying nothing at all, but nonetheless conveying, as if by some alchemy that transcends mere meaning, the message: "There is a Fundy Tide of cash rushing in through the intersection of government and private health sectors, and we are the people to make sure that you'll be able to dive in and fill all the sacks that you brought to bursting with legal tender. And fill some more sacks that we'll hand you as you frolic in the current."

sullivanst July 9, 2012 at 6:48 pm

I read it more as "There is a Fundy Tide of cash rushing in through the intersection of government and private health sectors, and we're dipping our hands in and grabbing us some. Please pay us, we'll do whatthefuckever you want, we don't care, we have absolutely no morals."

Chichikovovich July 9, 2012 at 6:54 pm

It is, of course, understood that not all of the sacks filled to bursting with cash will be going home with the clients who filled them.

BlueStateLibel July 9, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Well done. Plenty of smiling stock photo people I presume too.

Jukesgrrl July 10, 2012 at 12:51 am

Most of whom are no doubt from Scandinavia. They look really healthy because their healthcare is SOCIALIST!

rmontcal23 July 9, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Makes sense to hold this party in SE.

MumbletyRadio July 9, 2012 at 6:47 pm

"Suds and Grubs will be provided."

Hogwash. The bonafide attempt at mimicry would ply us with "vittles and hooch."

radio-of-owls July 9, 2012 at 7:11 pm

Or maybe, "Coons and Cotton."

CapnRadio July 9, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Although you shouldn't discount the popularity in certain circles of grubs as an appetizer.

not that Radio July 9, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Hey-O!

CapnRadio July 9, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Columbus, Ohio: bringing its denizens power since Saturday, July 7th, 2012!

not that Radio July 9, 2012 at 7:22 pm

This was from the Derecho? Is everyone safe now?

tessiee July 10, 2012 at 12:19 am

Paula Deen will be represented.

wsbloodystump July 9, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Ugh…see what happens when we don't get a Wonkette Drinky & Meetup thing???

wsbloodystump July 9, 2012 at 7:12 pm

That being said I'm completely down for RSVPing for this and everything….any DC Wonketeers up for the challenge??

Geminisunmars July 9, 2012 at 7:29 pm

I want to see full report, with pix.

redarmyzombie July 11, 2012 at 12:35 am

You are a true hero…

savethispatient July 9, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Looks like DC is getting an unofficial Wonkette meetup after all!

Maman July 9, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Come on down to the death panel party!

BoatOfVelociraptors July 9, 2012 at 6:54 pm

I would recommend the Union Pub.

BoatOfVelociraptors July 10, 2012 at 12:15 am

A few blocks from Heritage and AEI, but it's also a bit sportsy.

GeorgiaBurning July 9, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Bringing your sister as a date is actively encouraged, especially if you are a girl.

Toomush_Infer July 9, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Shit, it'll be like Dark Shadows, but without the darkness….or the shadows….just pure, unadulterated greed….well, maybe some adultery….

BaldarTFlagass July 9, 2012 at 7:01 pm

I hope some enterprising soul in the area prints up these posters and absolutely papers the shit out of the SE and Anacostia with them.

Chichikovovich July 9, 2012 at 7:12 pm

I have a feeling that the principals of a competing firm have already sent some arms-length, no paper-or-electric trail operatives out on precisely that errand.

Negropolis July 10, 2012 at 1:18 am

That would be hilarious. I can just see their faces as they see the party guests arrive. lol

Nostrildamus July 9, 2012 at 7:05 pm

The perfect event for Mrs. Limbaugh's jello salad.

radio-of-owls July 9, 2012 at 7:05 pm

“Dress Like Stereotypes of People Who Won’t Ever Have Health Care”

They could go with something shorter, like "Darwinism in Action."

not that Radio July 9, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Or, as she's more affectionately known, Grandma Mema.

randcoolcatdaddy July 9, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Well, lobbyists aren't exactly known for their good taste, tact, or ethics.

emmelemm July 9, 2012 at 7:22 pm

You ain't kidding.

glamourdammerung July 9, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Maybe they are just planning to cut out the middleman on their astroturfing and wanted to work on their outfits?

va_real July 9, 2012 at 7:13 pm
Butch_Wagstaff July 9, 2012 at 8:24 pm

That's sounds perfect if you want to get the squirts during a hiking trip.

Monsieur_Grumpe July 9, 2012 at 7:14 pm

So I guess it's a come as you are party.

Goonemeritus July 9, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Somewhere Jack Abramoff is doffing his fedora right now.

TootsStansbury July 9, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Is the pic up top supposed to call out to the LGBT community? I'm not seeing it if it is. "White trash" huh; I suppose it is assumed no blahs are expected to attend. Gross.

Butch_Wagstaff July 9, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Gonna be a lot of shitty dancing going on, I think.
I can say that because I'm a shitty dancer.

va_real July 9, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Where have I seen that guy's bandana before?

Spurning Beer July 9, 2012 at 7:36 pm

White trash/healthcare anecdote:

I reviewed a disability case a few months ago from one of the hillbilly states. The claimant told the evaluating psychologist that she had served a prison term for manufacturing amphetamines.

She was administered an IQ test, and her best score was on the index for "Processing Speed." Meaning ability to solve problems and perform mental tasks quickly.

I guess you had to be there.

bobbert July 9, 2012 at 9:14 pm

A joke that involves jargon in the punch line is really tough to tell to a general audience. If you explain it, it loses that instant punch that a jargon-speaker will get. If you don't explain it, a non-speaker may not even realize it's a joke.

(There's a whole class of computer-nerd jokes like this, going back at least as far as "El Camino Bignum").

BoatOfVelociraptors July 10, 2012 at 12:17 am

Endian libel!

Doktor Zoom July 10, 2012 at 2:12 am

Did you hear about the psych eval of the guy who got run over by a steamroller? They said he had a "Flat affect"

Spurning Beer July 10, 2012 at 7:23 am

Disability claims always seem to include back pain. One case also reported he used to work in a lumbar yard.

not that Radio July 10, 2012 at 7:51 am

"And when did you notice this pain?"

"Oh, about a week back."

Blueb4sunrise July 9, 2012 at 7:41 pm

IT"S A TRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PubOption July 9, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Bonus money for anyone who arrives in a pre-1980 pick up truck.

not that Radio July 9, 2012 at 7:54 pm
Butch_Wagstaff July 9, 2012 at 8:07 pm

I've been to a shot gun wedding but that is just ridiculous.

neiltheblaze July 9, 2012 at 10:19 pm

The bridesmaid with the machine gun was a festive touch.

not that Radio July 9, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Something old, sniffing glue
Something stolen, blame the Jews.

Negropolis July 10, 2012 at 1:21 am

ROTFLMAO!

emmelemm July 10, 2012 at 2:53 am

On the plus side, the bride and groom are clearly made for each other.

not that Radio July 10, 2012 at 7:53 am

I wouldn't want to be the one to deny them love and happiness.

Except that they are murderously insane.

mrblifil July 9, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Perhaps they might consider working at the intersection of my pubes and my schwantz.

mavenmaven July 9, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Of course, if there are injuries after the inevitable feudin' and brawlin', well guys, yer on yer own…

Butch_Wagstaff July 9, 2012 at 8:36 pm

O/T but Chumbawamba have broken up: http://www.avclub.com/articles/chumbawamba-breaks
I'm sure that some of you now have "that song" playing in your heads.
You're welcome.

not that Radio July 9, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Amy Goodman had them in the studio after the Sago Mine disaster, and they did a version of the BeeGee's New York Mining Disaster of 1941, unplugged, just the two of them. It was super-creepy. (Sorry; can't find the version. You'll have to settle for the original.)

bobbert July 9, 2012 at 9:17 pm

I briefly tried to convince my kids that the line was "Kissing the night away".

tessiee July 10, 2012 at 12:24 am

I'll always remember that song as it was sung on one of those "America Thinks it's got Talent" shows. The singer was an attractive young woman who definitely did NOT have talent. She wasn't singing the song. She wasn't even talking the song. She was *arguing* the song:
I GET KNOCKED DOWN!!
BUT I GET UP AGAIN!
etc.

Negropolis July 10, 2012 at 1:22 am

This is only news because people's first thought is "They were still together/they're still alive?"

imissopus July 10, 2012 at 2:09 am

Man, first TomKat and now Chumbawamba? God is feeling a mite spiteful these days.

Vecchiojohn July 9, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Years ago when I worked for a law firm I had to do research for a guy who was a health insurance industry lobbyist. I still trying to exorcise the creepy feeling this guy gave me.

va_real July 9, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Be careful- if you don't pay your exorcist, you'll get repossessed.

Chow Yun Flat July 9, 2012 at 8:58 pm

I will bring my American cheese on Wonder bread with mayonnaise sandwiches for the potluck.

tessiee July 10, 2012 at 12:25 am

You may laugh, but my former boss used to have Velveeta on Wonderbread and a diet Dr. Pepper every day for lunch. In retrospect, I think the *diet* Dr. Pepper was the saddest detail of that rather sad menu.

eggsacklywright July 10, 2012 at 12:48 am

Good Gott, is he dead yet?

sezme July 9, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Needs moar Comic Sans.

barto July 9, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Aww, that's so cute! Maybe next year they can have the "Hobos and Emancipated Orphans Party". Good times!

shortsandpants July 9, 2012 at 9:17 pm

"…the intersection of health care and government" is one of those endless road construction projects that everybody hates. The traffic jam there is just awful and eternal, no doubt, and the damned sign saying when it will be finished is actually a middle finger.

BoatOfVelociraptors July 10, 2012 at 12:18 am

And just try getting an ambulance through that.

pinkocommi July 9, 2012 at 9:26 pm

I'm trying to decide which of my outfits best says "I have diabetes."

ttommyunger July 9, 2012 at 9:41 pm

The Nuge looks like he's putting on a little weight. BTW, that fake mustache is fooling no one, Boehner…

yellojkt July 9, 2012 at 10:12 pm

If this goes over well, next month's theme is Pimps And Hos.

Jukesgrrl July 10, 2012 at 12:53 am

I hear O'Keefe is moonlighting as a party planner.

tessiee July 10, 2012 at 12:13 am

Didn't they already have this 2000-2008?

tessiee July 10, 2012 at 12:15 am

Memaw has a new housedress for the occasion.

eggsacklywright July 10, 2012 at 12:57 am

I remember Memaw. And Dagmar.

Willardbot9000_V2.5 July 10, 2012 at 12:40 am

this party is a bit Dickensian given the purpose of this firm is to make sure insurance companies can deny as many people as possible to drive up the cost of healthcare for the best profit margins on their balance sheets. What they need to do is maybe purchase some orphan children (from parents who died due to lack of healthcare) who can't see a doctor for preventable soon-to-be-fatal illnesses and practice skeet shooting. That would be a great metaphor for healthcare lobbyists…shit the Teabag caucus would show up in numbers for that kind of function.

eggsacklywright July 10, 2012 at 12:55 am

Instead of "Pull", they'll say, "May I have another please sir?"

Willardbot9000_V2.5 July 10, 2012 at 12:41 am

So in other words they know Teabaggers will show up and they just want to make all the normals think this is pretend? I hope they have plenty of outlets for worn out scooter batteries…this is goin' be a real humdinger! Rand Paul has RSVP'ed.

eggsacklywright July 10, 2012 at 1:08 am

"So in other words they know Teabaggers will show up and they just want to make all the normals think this is pretend?"

This is one of the finest sentences I have read in many moons.

Negropolis July 10, 2012 at 12:57 am

Damn, they are taking the rubes for all they have, aren't they? This is not even subtle.

Doktor Zoom July 10, 2012 at 2:10 am

Huh. So, just to see how others are covering this, I did a bit of googling, and for the most part, the reactions are a lot like ours. Except at Stormfront, where they're outraged at how this thing is just soooo racist against whites.

crybabyboehner July 10, 2012 at 2:54 am

This will play well with congressional staff.

Boojum July 10, 2012 at 5:51 am

Being ignored?

Chick-Fil-Atheist™ July 10, 2012 at 9:26 am

…I thought the next drinky thing was in San Francisco.

DahBoner July 10, 2012 at 11:21 am

Hold my beer and watch this…

thefrontpage July 10, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I'm going to this, and I'll report back on it! Should be fun! Lots of sexy ladies there, of course!

BZ1 July 10, 2012 at 11:23 pm

"Suds and Grubs" (soap and worms?)

CapnRadio July 9, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Ah, yes, it has a name. Up until now I referred to it as Lee Van Cleef. The Derecho came into town on the back of a broad steed, wearing black, sporting a handlebar moustache, and gusting at speeds of 85 mph. We lost a patio umbrella and power for over a week (what a vacation!) but little else. Central Ohio is now back up on the grid.

not that Radio July 9, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Glad to hear. We were worried when we didn't hear from you after that. Patio umbrellas, in most cases, can be replaced.

I don't know why, but seeing Derecho personified reminded me of this.

UW8316154 July 9, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Raccoon is last year. Squirrel is the new raccoon.

Boojum July 10, 2012 at 5:52 am

Um…

Negropolis July 10, 2012 at 1:03 am

Seagull is the "it" thing, now, I hear.

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