BUT WHAT IF HE ACTUALLY IS A DEMON?  5:30 pm August 3, 2012

Guy Who Thinks Small Business Loans Aren’t ‘Government Help’ Also Can’t Tell Cusses From Threats

by Doktor Zoom


So it turns out that the business owner in that dumb Romney ad about the fake “You didn’t build that” line, and who it turns out actually did rely on government loans and contracts for some of his business, now haz a sad because some people have been calling and emailing his business to say mean things about him. Jack Gilchrist, owner of a metal fabrication company in Hudson, New Hampshire, appeared in the ad, above, whining about being “demonized” by the President for being successful, which of course rather badly misses the point.

Gilchrist is a self-made man whose wholly self-built business merely happened to receive over $1 million in loans from state and federal government programs, and continues to rely on defense contracts for about 10% of its business. But, you see, that is absolutely NOT hypocrisy, because he is just looking out for himself:

“I’m not going to turn a blind eye because the money came from the government. As far as I’m concerned, I’m getting some of my tax money back. I’m not stupid, I’m not going to say ‘no.’ Shame on me if I didn’t use what’s available.”

A crazy person might even come to the ridiculous conclusion that Gilchrist was successful because our system works pretty much like that socialist Obama described it, some kind of wacky cooperation between the public and private sectors. And apparently a whole bunch of crazy people did come to that conclusion, because after the news of Mr. Gilchrist’s dependence on corporate welfare broke, he began receiving “emails calling him a hypocritical laughingstock, a liar and worse.” He also said that he received “threatening” telephone calls, “including one from a Chicago area code” that worried him a great deal! He reported it to local police, who apparently decided that inflicting butthurt does not quite rise to the level of harassment:

“The Hudson Police Department made a notification to the United States Secret Service in Manchester, N.H., and they were made aware of it,” said Hudson Police Capt. Bill Avery. “Right now, there doesn’t seem to be any threats made, other than some vulgar language towards the owner of Gilchrist Metal.”

(In an earlier discussion of the story, Gilchrist specified that he’d received about 600 emails, roughly half supporting him, and half mocking him, as well as two telephone calls; he admitted that although “there was no specific threat, to me, it’s harassment.”) Romney campaign spokesman Ryan Williams stopped just short of accusing the Obama campaign of orchestrating the unkind emails and phone calls to Gilchrist, but suggested that they constituted

“the same kind of Chicago-style politics that the Obama political machine has repeatedly used to push the President’s liberal agenda and intimidate anybody who disagrees with his failed policies”

Oh, those nasty Chicago-style politics, with the deep dish crust and the extra cheese! One wonders where anyone ever got the idea that non-politicians who spoke up in favor of particular policies are somehow fair game?

Mind you, Your Wonkette would never advocate calling people in the news and telling them that they are morons, because being a complete jerkface is just plain not a good thing to do. We would also like to emphasize that volunteering to play the martyr in an advertisement for a presidential campaign is a pretty public bit of speech, and that “receiving communication” is often the result of including a “Contact Us” button on one’s business website. (We have not seen any reports of people calling Mr. Gilchrist at home, which would definitely be sleazy.) Gosh, it sure would be nice if people would not be dicks to each other over politics. Civility, fuck yeah. One almost wonders if campaign ads based on wildly inflated claims about being “demonized” aren’t somehow part of the problem, maybe.

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nounverb911 August 3, 2012 at 5:33 pm

I trust he's paying his fair share of taxes too, also. Or is he stashing it with Mitt's money in Swaziland?

Tangled sin tax August 3, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Hey, I been there! Kinda strange to sit talking with a Boer farmer with an R4 assault rifle leaned up against his cafe table while he's also feeling up the mixed-race gal on his lap.

boobookitteh August 3, 2012 at 5:34 pm

It's only 'Government Help" if you're blah.

nounverb911 August 3, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Citibank is blah?

MittBorg August 3, 2012 at 6:51 pm

For large amounts of US $$, yes.

Beowoof August 3, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Only their hearts.

rickmaci August 3, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Blah Chevy pickup. Explains the craving for acorns.

arihaya August 3, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Sadly this is what most of Teabaggers think.

Food stamp for Blah? WELFARE.

Food stamp for white unemployed guy next door? He deserve it, it's his right.

lefty74 August 3, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Joe the Plunger isn't blah and wants to be a job creator. But he never was and has yet to become a licensed plunger. Qualified to be a teabagger running for congress though. 'Murica!

Boojum August 3, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Joe the Plunger is my new favorite!

MittBorg August 3, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Absolutely. Municipal bonds for a new stadium? No problem! Money for hungry children? WELFARE CHEATS & TAXPAYER MUNNIEZ!!

ChessieNefercat August 3, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Food stamp for Blah? WELFARE. Food stamp for white unemployed guy next door? He deserve it, it's his right."

Well, duh. Obumbles put the nice white guy out of work, duh! The blah guy didn't want to work anyway, right?

(Trying to think like stupid people hurts my head,)

Butch_Wagstaff August 3, 2012 at 8:27 pm

I've known some racist whites who got the Food Stamps (back when they were actually paper) and you should have heard some of them say things like "If those damned n*****s got off welfare I could get more food stamps."

doloras August 3, 2012 at 9:46 pm

So, it's not that they really oppose Teh Soshulisms – they just want a kind of socialism which supports the white nation, not the negroid interlopers. A kind of "National Socialism", if you will.

Hmmm. Say, you know who else wanted National Socialism?

mwittier August 3, 2012 at 5:34 pm

When he was self-making himself, he should have used better materials.

nounverb911 August 3, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Does his mother know about this?

Designer_Rants August 3, 2012 at 5:58 pm

She told him he's gonna go blind. What more can she do?

WhatTheHeck August 3, 2012 at 5:55 pm

What came first? The sperm, the egg, or gubbermint intervention?

Antispandex August 3, 2012 at 6:32 pm

You use what you can get, in a pinch.

mwittier August 3, 2012 at 6:40 pm

He clearly pinched way too hard.

ChessieNefercat August 3, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Ouch.

Terry August 3, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Well, at least he's a step up from Joe the Plumber. He got his name and occupation correct. Too bad he didn't listen to what Barry said himself.

vtxmcrider August 5, 2012 at 3:26 pm

The skin should not have been so thin.

ProgressiveInga August 3, 2012 at 5:34 pm

"Civility, fuck yeah"…

Kiss my ass, Wonkette, this is a HOLY PLACE!!!!!

BoatOfVelociraptors August 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm

So. Many. Holes.

arihaya August 3, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Get your Gubmint OUT of my Gubmint Loan!!

MittBorg August 3, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Wow. Apparently "free speech" really ISN'T free.

Unless you're Republican, of course.

Terry August 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Then it's only free after a donation to the Party.

MittBorg August 4, 2012 at 1:08 am

They wouldn't be the lovable little scamps they are if they missed a single chance to wring the last drop of blood out of us poor stones, now, would they?

mwittier August 3, 2012 at 5:37 pm

He's been DEMONIZED. Or at least his eyebrows have been.

nounverb911 August 3, 2012 at 5:39 pm

He's Breitbart's bed buddy?

Designer_Rants August 3, 2012 at 5:59 pm

The power of Christ compels him to shave his unibrow in half.

MittBorg August 3, 2012 at 6:54 pm

The power of Christ can't even compel the motherfucker to tell the truth. I'm not holding out a whole lot of hope for Christ here.

Gleem McShineys August 3, 2012 at 7:42 pm

His eyebrows look the way the sad trombone sounds.

Chow Yun Flat August 3, 2012 at 5:38 pm

But, you see, that is absolutely NOT hypocrisy, because he is just looking out for himself language has lost all meaning and words are sounds that stand for anything you want them to.

GunToting[Redacted] August 3, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Those sounds that were there.

smokingood August 3, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Quoting a conservative verbatim is a gross violation of their freedom of speech. I'm pretty sure it's worse than that time Franklin Delano Hitler flew those 747s into Pearl Harbor and sank the Maddox.

Nostrildamus August 3, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Gillchrist? Is that that Jesus fish bumper doodad?

anniegetyerfun August 3, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Every time he says his own name, he's taking the Lord's name in vain as well.

Designer_Rants August 3, 2012 at 6:00 pm

That's a stoning.

Antispandex August 3, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Yes, I heard that they will stone ya when yer drivin' in yer car.

tessiee August 3, 2012 at 10:53 pm

But I'm just trying to go ho-home.

BoatOfVelociraptors August 3, 2012 at 7:36 pm

I dunno. When you can walk on water it would be rather difficult to breathe.

bobbert August 3, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Give a man a Jesus-fish bumper thingie, and he'll be batshit crazy for a day.

Name a man after the Jesus-fish thingie, and he'll apparently dissolve his own brains in stupid, forever.

Boojum August 3, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Oh, sure, now my wife think's I'm a nut, cackling out loud like that.

SorosBot August 3, 2012 at 5:38 pm

It's like when Craig T. Nelson said he never got any government help back when he was broke and living off food stamps.

anniegetyerfun August 3, 2012 at 5:43 pm

That was one of my favorite moments of television EVER.

SorosBot August 3, 2012 at 5:49 pm

It made me retroactively ashamed to have enjoyed Coach; but then so did watching that show again as an adult, I had bad taste and liked almost everything as a kid.

anniegetyerfun August 3, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Oh, but it was a good show. Some of the funniest people are total assholes, obviously.

Designer_Rants August 3, 2012 at 6:01 pm

I don't even watch sports and I liked that show as a kid. But I'm tacky and tasteless.

MittBorg August 3, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Uh-huh. That's what makes you such a good designer.

(Hugs you) Just fishing for compliments. Hmph.

GeorgiaBurning August 3, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Jerry VanDyke as the weird assistant would be seen differently now.

Biff August 3, 2012 at 8:04 pm
Lascauxcaveman August 4, 2012 at 3:14 am

Loved Coach. Loved Frazier.

Hate both those stupid assholes in the title roles.

Terry August 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Too bad he didn't swap some of those food stamps for acting classes.

johnnyzhivago August 3, 2012 at 5:38 pm

By tomorrow the Romney campaign will turn on him and say he was lying when he made the commercial.

nounverb911 August 3, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Retroactively?

GeorgiaBurning August 3, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Obviously; he was planted there by the vast, left-wing conspiracy.

nounverb911 August 3, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Needs more Karl Rovian innuendo.

BenGleck August 4, 2012 at 5:51 pm

That sounds really dirty.

seppdecker August 3, 2012 at 5:40 pm

He sounds like every reality teevee dumbass who whines, "I didn't come here to make friends," to defend his terrible people skills.

Butch_Wagstaff August 3, 2012 at 8:38 pm

I always thought that what needed to be added to that line was "…or to be interesting to watch in anyway."

gullywompr August 3, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Any government help he got was already stolen from him, and he's not even getting it all back, so basicaly he's operating his business at a loss. Thanks Obama!

LetUsBray August 3, 2012 at 5:40 pm

So, metal isn't the only kind of fabrication this guy specializes in.

Callyson August 3, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Actually, we need somebody who does not deliberately misquote the President over and over and fucking over, in the hope that the Big Lie will make his sinking candidacy credible in some way…

Asshole.

(ETA: oh, and this guy in the ad is an asshole too…)

coolhandnuke August 3, 2012 at 5:42 pm

As the owner of a Fabricating Company, Gilchrist should have a much thicker, slimier, scalier skin when it comes to the truth.

Chow Yun Flat August 3, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Demonized = someone somewhere said they didn't like me.

BZ1 August 3, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Enuf already; Chicago-style should only be invoked in talking about pizza

Callyson August 3, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Or blues musicians.

not that Dewey August 3, 2012 at 5:45 pm

"Oh, help me, commie fascist US Secret Service! Those mean liberal people said that I rely on government services!"

Schmannnity August 3, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Jack Gilchrist, owner of a metal fabrication company in Hudson, New Hampshire.

Live Free on Government Loans or Die!

ChillBill August 3, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Gilchrist should switch to the manure business. Rafalca can help.

glasspusher August 3, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Shit just got real?

zippy_w_pinhead August 3, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Gilchrist skipped the horse and went straight to the horse's ass

glasspusher August 3, 2012 at 5:47 pm

wahh wahh wahh rise of the machine wahh wahh wahh

BoatOfVelociraptors August 4, 2012 at 12:46 am
HalluxValgus August 3, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Great, so this clown will undoubtedly be running for a house seat in 2014. "Jack The Metal Something Or Other."

Bezoar August 4, 2012 at 11:53 am

"Jack the Fabricator"

Exhausted66 August 3, 2012 at 5:48 pm

It still beats a call from Bain Capital saying you've been acquired and please pack up your personal belongings.

johnnyzhivago August 3, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Stocks soar on jobs report – CNN

Wall Street to Romney: Fuck You!

zippy_w_pinhead August 3, 2012 at 6:04 pm

no, no, no! stocks soared because Wall Street is excited about Romney's upcoming election win. I heard it on CNBC, it must be true…

Antispandex August 3, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Well….if it was on Tee Vee…

viennawoods13 August 3, 2012 at 6:54 pm

And the horse you danced in on!

BenGleck August 4, 2012 at 5:54 pm

ba-dum-bump.

Gleem McShineys August 3, 2012 at 5:51 pm

He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the butthurt ward. *That's* the *Chicago* way!

rickmaci August 3, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Would love to see his defense contracts go elsewhere in the 2d term.

glasspusher August 3, 2012 at 5:54 pm

yeah. Like to insuring those who don't have health care

rickmaci August 3, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Bingo

johnnyzhivago August 3, 2012 at 5:51 pm

I see a Discovery reality series: Metalheads!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BoroPrimorac August 3, 2012 at 9:14 pm

I think I've seen that one. It's the one where the dickhead boss spends all day berating his employees, right?

Dashboard Buddha August 3, 2012 at 11:55 pm

I was thinking Meatheads, but Metalheads is better.

thefrontpage August 3, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Here's some other businesses that have received SBA grants, and their respective owners, according to SBA Weekly:

1. Death Hunt Ranch, Ted Nugent.

2. Kill-First Martial Arts Training Centers, Chuck Norris.

3. Sprinkled Pink Web Design Services, Mindy Meyer.

4. Morons and Idiots, Inc., Ruch Limbaugh.

5. The Council on Foreign Relations, G. Gordon Liddy, Chuck Colson.

6. Satan's Demonic Civic Club, Dick Cheney.

7. The George W. Bush Institute of Public Speaking, George W. Bush.

8. The Alvin Greene Center for Political Discourse, Alvin Greene.

9. Bathroom Stalls Manufacturing and Installations, Larry Craig.

10. The Illuminati, Karl Rove.

Butch_Wagstaff August 3, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Excellent.

johnnyzhivago August 3, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Instead of harassing the guy, someone should try to organize his employees into the Sheetmetal Workers Union.

glasspusher August 3, 2012 at 5:53 pm

You're the vulgarian, you fuck! – Otto

fuflans August 3, 2012 at 5:54 pm

oh dude sorry! that chicago area code was me.

i was just pissed my pizza was cold.

Antispandex August 3, 2012 at 5:54 pm

"Shame on me if I didn’t use what’s available.”

You know, I once heard a thief justify his actions the same way. Of course I don't know if he was being an honest thief or not. Just like I don't know if this guy is an honest hypocrite. It just isn't for me to judge.

glasspusher August 3, 2012 at 6:05 pm

"It just isn't for me to judge"- Antonin Scalia

not that Dewey August 3, 2012 at 6:06 pm

"Why did I apply for a government-backed small-business loan? Because that's where the money is."

homotownrecords August 3, 2012 at 5:56 pm

when will mitt get some of HIS tax money back? is mitt stupid?

glasspusher August 3, 2012 at 6:04 pm

He will have to play it like he is, in this regard, until after the election.

Guppy August 3, 2012 at 6:31 pm

His tax money wouldn't pay bus fare.

Designer_Rants August 3, 2012 at 6:58 pm

What about a car elevator?

GhostBuggy August 3, 2012 at 5:56 pm

“The Hudson Police Department made a notification to the United States Secret Service in Manchester, N.H., and they were made aware of it,”

The Secret Service would be the ones to waste their time on this why exactly? Because it was a campaign commercial? What am I missing?

barto August 3, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Ah yes, victim #148,260.321 in the endless parade of right wing douches. But don't take that personally, Gilchrist (if that's your real name).

SayItWithWookies August 3, 2012 at 6:02 pm

In an earlier discussion of the story, Gilchrist specified that he’d received about 600 emails, roughly half supporting him, and half mocking him, as well as two telephone calls; he admitted that although “there was no specific threat, to me, it’s harassment.”

The more I learn about tough, independent, rugged individualists, the more they look like coddled sissies whining in their playpens that someone else has one of their toys.

DahBoner August 3, 2012 at 6:38 pm

You touched my covered wagon, I'm telling Ma!

Groupshrug August 3, 2012 at 6:03 pm

“the same kind of Chicago-style politics that the Obama political machine has repeatedly used to push the President’s liberal agenda and intimidate anybody who disagrees with his failed policies"…

That sounds like he's quoting from a pac supported political ad… "Chicago style politics", "Obama poitical machine" "President's liberal agenda" "failed policies", all cliched buzz word/phrases. Usually these ads mention Obamacare at least 3 times.

weejee August 3, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Obamacare is the new Willie Horton.

répétez, répétez et répétez encore une fois…

emmelemm August 3, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Let's hope not?

weejee August 3, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Agreed, but the Repuddlingtons can't get past chapter one of Lee Atwater's play book. Find an abstraction that in 1954 was the n-word and then play that dog whistle 24/7.

horsedreamer_1 August 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Lee Atwater's deathbed conversion (cynical ploy to get into Heaven, when his deeds could only suggest Hell) retroactively burned his playbook.

Plus, he loved the blues, which is black music, & no white racist (Eric Clapton) could like the blues. Ergo, not racist.

GeorgiaBurning August 3, 2012 at 7:41 pm

They think if you say it three times it goes away.

edgydrifter August 3, 2012 at 6:03 pm

2008: Joe the Plumber
2012: Jack the Fabricator

DahBoner August 3, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Progress!

Now they make shit up out of nothing…

bauserdotcom August 3, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Joe the Plumber was cleverer. He was a PRETEND businessman, so he didn't have an actual business for the Chicago Style Politics to call him at!

not that Dewey August 3, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Is Jack Gilchrist any relation to Jim Gilchrist, of Minutemen fame? Because he's a sociopathic asshole, too.

Joshua Norton August 3, 2012 at 6:09 pm

As far as I’m concerned, I’m getting some of my tax money back. I’m not stupid, I’m not going to say ‘no.’ Shame on me if I didn’t use what’s available

You know, he could just as easily have said, "I'm a Fox News educated moron" using far fewer words.

SexySmurf August 3, 2012 at 6:10 pm

He also said that he received “threatening” telephone calls, “including one from a Chicago area code”

You humiliate yourself in a stupid TV commercial, we call to ask if you have Prince Albert in a can. It's the Chicago Way.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 4, 2012 at 2:26 am

I asked if his refrigerator was running, but he hung up on me.

mavenmaven August 3, 2012 at 6:11 pm

If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen. Why are these Repubs always such wussies?

Blueb4sinrise August 3, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Fucker is lucky that he doesn't have a drive-up window that's for sure.

b[redact]opple August 3, 2012 at 6:17 pm

It seems to me that Romney goes out of his way to sound like a wheezy child-molester in the voice-over at the end. How many takes do you think that required?

salt_bagel August 3, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Back in my day, to get demonized you had to chant for a good 15 minutes before the portal would even open up. But, I suppose that's progress.

mwittier August 3, 2012 at 6:47 pm

"She ate the mouse, she's asleep, she can't hear us. Now chant!"
-Minnie Castevet, to Guy Woodhouse, wrongly.

Chow Yun Flat August 3, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Shame on me if I didn’t use what’s available

Oh, just go fuck yourself.

fartknocker August 3, 2012 at 6:21 pm

He should go back to work and finish the car elevator for Mittens new house and the horse elevator for the new addition on Rafalca's barn.

ManchuCandidate August 3, 2012 at 6:26 pm

A Fucking idiot whose stupidity is funded in part by US Amercia Taxpayers.

rocktonsam August 3, 2012 at 6:29 pm

so, he is a success, self made with government assistance and a failure?

will beer help me to understand?

DahBoner August 3, 2012 at 6:35 pm

other than some vulgar language towards the owner of Gilchrist Metal

Ever notice how these loud-mouth, ignorant bullies turn into pussies when someone says anything to them that they don't like?

No offense to Pussy Riot

upthruster August 3, 2012 at 6:36 pm

"I’m not going to turn a blind eye because the money came from the government. As far as I’m concerned, I’m getting some of my tax money back."

Really? Did you also get a degree….any F#*KIN' degree on Earth, through government subsidized colleges, or grant money, or millitary training or any other damn thing that gives you any pedigree over anyone else after it was funded by the feds. Yah, as long as you give up these credentials and start over completely from scratch…then I'll believe you built your own life.

sewollef August 3, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Boom! Exactly…

Guppy August 3, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Shame on me if I didn’t use what’s available.

Maybe if your loan pitch didn't make you seem as foolish as this commercial has, money would have been available from private lenders.

I'd be curious to see if he was a net source or drain of federal tax money, but I'm not sure I'd trust his balance sheets.

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 3, 2012 at 6:41 pm

When will people learn that the only business that survives without government support is pimping? Why do you think Mitt Romney has sunk all of his money into his Mexican Child Prostitute business?

Chet Kincaid_ August 3, 2012 at 8:53 pm

"Rafalca" isn't coming back. Approximately 30 Estonian schoolgirls will be transported back in the container. Then, "Rafalca" will magically appear in her regular stall at home, in that stable nobody is allowed to enter for the duration of the Olympics, after the container has been unloaded. They've got a whole system down. All of this is confirmed by half-truths widely circulated on the Internet.

tessiee August 3, 2012 at 11:08 pm

"When will people learn that the only business that survives without government support is pimping?"

Tony Soprano: Sil, break it down for 'em. What two business have traditionally been recession-proof since time immemorial?
Silvio Dante: Certain aspects of show business and our thing.

Monsieur_Grumpe August 3, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Well OK then. We will take the money back and Mr I Don't Need No Gubbermint Help can go on making Ayn Rand not roll over in her grave.

Boojum August 3, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Ayn Rand took the money, too.

Designer_Rants August 3, 2012 at 6:48 pm

So why is this self-made mountain of a man calling the Big Gubmint Union Thug Cops to come over and give him a soothing pat on the head? I just assumed he was a One-Man Self-Contained Unit-of-Awesomeness.

RadioBowels August 3, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Fucking closet Socialist.

Fraudulently_Joe August 3, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Gilchrist is a self-made man whose wholly self-built business merely happened to receive over $1 million in loans from state and federal government programs, and continues to rely on defense contracts for about 10% of its business. But, you see, that is absolutely NOT hypocrisy, because he is just looking out for himself:

“I’m not going to turn a blind eye because the money came from the government. As far as I’m concerned, I’m getting some of my tax money back. I’m not stupid, I’m not going to say ‘no.’ Shame on me if I didn’t use what’s available.”

If over $1 million dollars in loans counts as "getting some of your tax money back", then you started out so filthy rich that you wouldn't have needed those loans in the first place.

Biff August 3, 2012 at 8:16 pm

It's possible, since he inherited the business from his father.

Fraudulently_Joe August 3, 2012 at 9:01 pm

I thought the point of calling it the "Death Tax" was to suggest that it's the person who dies, and not the person inheriting, who's actually the one paying it. In which case, that wasn't his tax money!

Biff August 4, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Who knows what, if any, thoughts go into any of their grover norquist soundbites…

BarryWDC August 3, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Geez–I'm reminded of the town halls in 2009-2010, when all the Tea Bagger folks over 65 were telling all their Congress people to "keep your filthy government bureaucratic hands off my Medicare and Social Security." Gawd–what a country?

kakotechnia August 3, 2012 at 7:09 pm

I should probably figure out what Gilchrist makes, so that he can exercise his right to be free of my cooties-infested state government money.

C_R_Eature August 3, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Another self-made Galtian Superman, eh? Well, stay the hell off my Federal highway system, fucker!

Also, quit whining and Man Up. It's not like Michelle Malkin is creeping around your house taking photos of your countertops, fer chrissake.

Guppy August 3, 2012 at 7:11 pm

VETTENING!

JimmyPete August 3, 2012 at 7:11 pm

This douche is "getting some of his money back" ok only take the some of his taxes that he has paid, hey send me the rest of your government loan and see how well you do. What a punk.

MinAgain August 3, 2012 at 7:20 pm

I wonder if he uses his metal fabrication equipment to make tin hats for all the conspiracy theorists?

GeorgiaBurning August 3, 2012 at 7:45 pm

No, just $1200 ashtrays for the Defense Department.

GeorgiaBurning August 3, 2012 at 7:43 pm

How can it be "Chicago-style politics" without a city inspector and some thousands of dollars involved? Or am I too old-school?

Chet Kincaid_ August 3, 2012 at 9:11 pm

"Thanks fer da gratuity. Don't worry about no permits. Just try not ta hit a gayas line when yer diggin'."

oedipusrexryan August 3, 2012 at 7:50 pm

I'm so sick and tired of seeing wingnut references to "Chicago", and "Chicago-style". Why don't they just say what they mean? In other words, why don't they just say BLACKETY BLACK THUG BLACK?

Chet Kincaid_ August 3, 2012 at 9:01 pm

There are also overtones of GRAFTITY-GRAFT BLAGO/CONVICTED, PINKIE-RING WEARING, PATRONAGE-PIMPING ALDERMAN GRAFT, CLOUT-HEAVY DEMOCRATIC MACHINE/UNION/MOB ARMY, and for the old-timers, BANGITY BANG AL CAPONE.

Chet Kincaid_ August 3, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Also, JESSE JACKSON POVERTY-PIMPIN, EL RUKN/VICE LORD BLACKITY STREET GANG FEDERAL PROGRAM DEFRAUDIN, PRE-EMPTIVELY ASSASINATE-ABLE BLACK PANTHER "COMMUNITY ORGANIZIN", & BLACKITY TEENAGER YOUTUBE FLASHMOB BEATDOWNS. Just so you understand the full panoply and nuances.

Biff August 3, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Has anyone cut the line from his propane BBQ yet? No? Ain't us, then.

lurker_above August 3, 2012 at 8:22 pm

So when is Jack Gilchrist Appreciation Day?

Chet Kincaid_ August 3, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Well, the phone calls should subside this weekend, because everyone in Chicago is chaperoning their kids to that popular children's festival, Lollapalooza.

le_derppage August 3, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Speaking of Chicago, I just watched Need to Know's segment on Emanuel's plan to improve Chicago's infrastructure using private/public financing: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/need-to-know/video/video-

What do you think?

Chet Kincaid_ August 3, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Well, let's see how it works. What Daley was doing was definitely NOT working and could not continue. The kid from the Reader's input was kind of worthless — I already know I want my fucking potholes fixed, and they're not getting fixed now! We do have to try something different.

le_derppage August 3, 2012 at 10:26 pm

I hope it works out. Supposedly the model has succeeded elsewhere, and- as you say- something needs to change.

BoroPrimorac August 3, 2012 at 9:31 pm

I would love to have seen this dumb fuck grow his business without an electric grid or a telephone.

BigSkullF*ckingDog August 3, 2012 at 10:19 pm

I will call this bitch. The motherfucking 206 area code should strike motherfucking fear in every motherfucking corner of this motherfucking country.

Gorillionaire August 3, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Mr. Scaredy Pants has what many people refer to as a "dick beard".

tessiee August 3, 2012 at 11:11 pm

Is it a dick van dyke?

tessiee August 3, 2012 at 11:02 pm

"He also said that he received “threatening” telephone calls, “including one from a Chicago area code” that worried him a great deal!"

Gilchrist, you dumbass, you're doin it rong!
It's not "everybody in Chicago knows Obama personally"; it's "all blah people know each other".
Dumbass.

Dashboard Buddha August 3, 2012 at 11:59 pm

"As far as I’m concerned, I’m getting some of my tax money back. I’m not stupid, "

Yes, yes you are stupid. You'd be getting some of your tax money back if you were getting grants. But, you are getting loans that have to be paid back…with interest.

How do you manage to stay rich?

mrblifil August 4, 2012 at 12:23 am

Meh. Call me when his metal fabrication company creates a Perpetual Motion device. Because for now the fabrications all seem to be verbal, rendering him a perpetual moron.

MackRJ August 4, 2012 at 1:22 am

If you appear in a national political ad for one of the presidential candidates, you cannot be surprised if you get the attention of at least a small and vocal portion of the electorate. It isn't like he's a guy that Mitt Romney mentioned in a speech who was suddenly inundated with hateful calls/emails. This is a guy who stars in a political attack ad that is willfully (on the part of the campaign but possibly not consciously on Jack Gilchrist's part, to give him a heroic level of benefit of the doubt) misrepresentative. I'm not saying people are justified in sending death threats, which so far no one has done.

But 600 emails, half of them positive, half of them negative? That's the internet equivalent of not being noticed at all.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 4, 2012 at 2:25 am

I'l believe he's a victim of "Chicago-style politics" when they find his body buried under a pile of neon-green relish.

gurukalehuru August 4, 2012 at 6:59 am

His real name is probably Wurzlpecker.

hippie13 August 4, 2012 at 7:12 am

New, from the people who brought you, "Keep the govt out of my medicare!"

ttommyunger August 4, 2012 at 9:46 am

These assholes just can't seem to avoid trick-fucking themselves at every turn, hee, hee.

neiltheblaze August 4, 2012 at 9:46 am

Whiney little New Hampsherite delusional fuckface is whiney.

BenGleck August 4, 2012 at 5:48 pm

fuck wad is fucked as fuck wad is fucked

carlgt1 August 4, 2012 at 6:32 pm

so basically, these teabagger assholes are still at the level of "keep your gubmint handz off my social security check!"

dopper0189 August 6, 2012 at 6:18 am

Don't call the cops that government, buy a bunch of handguns if you're scare. What a government leach!

Boojum August 3, 2012 at 10:26 pm

I know that one! Um…what was his name…that guy, with the mustache. Crazy eyes, like Bachman…

viennawoods13 August 4, 2012 at 12:30 am

I have to share how the Canadian PM, William Lyon Mackenzie King, described said eyes:
"his eyes impressed me most of all. There was a liquid quality about them which indicate keen perception and profound sympathy"
That always creeps my students out.

Designer_Rants August 4, 2012 at 6:55 am

Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.

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