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Brave Michigan City Councilman Under Fire Just For Waving Poster Of Obama With Spear Through His Skull

paulsmith-sterlingheightsSterling Heights, Michigan is one of those blandly Caucasian suburbs filled with cul-de-sacs and Applebees franchises. Local wits are known to on occasion refer to this community as “Sterile Heights” or “Sterling Whites.” So one shouldn’t be surprised to learn that Sterling Heights City Councilman Paul Smith not only thinks some modern-day Robespierre should cold kill President Barack Obama for being worse than Hitler, but he has the guts to say it.
Below, please find video of a 2009 Tea Party rally in Troy, and Smith waving signs showing former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm in a noose and Barack Obama with a spear through his skull, with the legend “shit on a stick.”

“Hitler was a terrible guy but at least he wasn’t a traitor to Germany,” Smith said. “Obama is a traitor to America.”

But here’s the really surprising part, you guys.

After this tape was discovered, all the other Sterling Heights City Council people said they’d like to get rid of Paul Smith just for saying Barack Obama should get speared in the head for being worse than Hitler!

That’s how deep this conspiracy goes. The Islamic-Marxist George Soros-funded Kenyan brownshirts have clearly infiltrated the Sterling Heights City Council to stop brave Paul Smith from speaking truth to power. Literally, there can be no other explanation.

[WDIV]

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  • bumfug

    Jesus, you can't even make a simple political statement in this country these days.

    • Beowoof

      Yeah kill the educated liberals what do we need them around for anyway.

      • Generation[redacted]

        Yes, aside from the Internet, what have the Liberals ever done for us?

        • http://wonkette.com Lionel[redacted]Esq

          The aqueducts?

          • viennawoods13

            Oh and the wine, don't forget the wine.

      • Fox n Fiends

        Pol Pot was awesome!

        • doloras

          Pol Pot was a terrible guy but at least he wasn't a traitor to Cambodia.

    • mlle_derp

      In fairness, it's even harder to make a complex political statement in this country these days.

      • bumfug

        Ain't that the truth!

  • Beowoof

    I guess he graduated from the 90's militia groups who used to run around getting ready to fight off the black helicopters. Now he has stepped up to be the Michigan KKK executioner. Funny there is no IQ test for that position.

    • mlle_derp

      I think there is a default IQ test- if your IQ is high enough, you won't want to join.

  • docterry6973

    Last time I talked to Mr. Soros I asked him to take care of this guy. I call him Georgie-poo by the way. Soros, I mean.

  • SorosBot

    But don't you dare blame the likes of Rush Limbaugh for spreading the culture of hatred and violence!

    • mlle_derp

      Haha! You used 'Rush Limbaugh' & culture in the same sentence & you DIDN'T mean the kind of culture you grow in a petri dish?

    • http://wonkette.com Lionel[redacted]Esq

      Please, Sorosbot, there is no hatred, violence or racism in the Tea Party.

      • GemlikeFlame

        And I am Marie, Queen of Roumania.

        • Fare la Volpe

          Your Majesty!

    • http://lostintarnation.blogspot.com/ SayItWithWookies

      Well we all know the teabaggers aren't racists — therefore this video is just a damn lie.

      • sullivanst

        Must be a liberal plant! Perhaps an aloe, or something.

    • tessiee

      And for God's sake, don't even mention the possibility of gun control in any way, shape, or form.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        At least Hitler didn't take away Germans' guns.

  • DrunkIrishman

    Hey, another old, white, male! Isn't that pretty much who's Republican nowadays?

    • rickmaci

      The white hoodie and poster are nice touches. So much less scary than white sheets and a burning cross.

      • DrunkIrishman

        He's lucky he isn't black, or he would've been shot.

        • rickmaci

          If he was black he would be Allen West.

          • Biel_ze_Bubba

            This thread just keeps getting better…

    • mlle_derp

      Also old white females with hormone imbalances.

    • bumfug

      He looks like an age-enhanced picture of the Unabomber.

    • miss_grundy

      Racist, bigoted, sexist, chauvinist, unbelievably stupid, WHITE men are Republicans these days and I can tell you as someone who lives in southeastern Michigan that not only are these people excessively racist but they are STUPID to boot. Which is why this state is so freaking backward.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        Could be worse … they could be clever.

    • Angry_Marmot

      Funny, I haven't seen him around the club.

  • second_gen

    Okay, I just had to apologize to Canada, now I'll apologize to the whole world. We're not ALL like this in Michigan.

    • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

      Of course not! I hear the trees and roads are really nice there too.

      • succalina

        Just the right size.

      • miss_grundy

        The trees are nice, the roads are shite!

        • CountryClubJihadi

          And the squirrels are fucking huge and awesomely cute.

          • Angry_Marmot

            Modesty forbids.

        • sullivanst

          I dunno, I-69 will take you right from Indiana to Canada. How bad could that be?

      • Negropolis

        The trees are quite nice, but the roads, well, it's not even fair to call them roads, anymore. They are basically poorly maintained trails. Honestly, drive down the mainstreet of any Michigan town or city and you'll see that auto repair shops are like our Starbucks: they're on every block.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Glad to see the GOPosaurus graphihc is finally starting to break out.

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    Hitler was an excellent painter as well – he could finish an entire flat in one afternoon – two coats.

    Can Obama top that?

    • http://citizenfuturist.wordpress.com/ gogogodzilla

      Of course not–blahs don't have a work ethic.

    • Nostrildamus
      • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

        Think about it – Hitler was in fact a community organizer!!

  • zippy_w_pinhead

    Maybe we can get Mike Huckabee to organize a Paul Smith appreciation day to defend his "free speech"- I'm sure he knows a Fab caterer

  • Buzz Feedback

    With dudes like Paul on the loose, who could possibly hate America?

  • noodlesalad

    Freedom of speech means no consequences for racists ever, duh. It's right there in the Constitushun, next to the bit about required assault rifle ownership.

  • MissTaken

    Hitler was a terrible guy but at least he wasn’t a traitor to Germany

    Hard to argue with such sound logic.

    • zippy_w_pinhead

      but at least he made the trains run on time

    • littlebigdaddy

      He was, however, a traitor to his own country, Austria.

      • Fukui-sanYesOta

        Perfectly played, sir or madam.

    • http://wonkette.com Lionel[redacted]Esq

      We did get the Volkswagen.

  • Fukui-sanYesOta

    Pelosi apparently likes:

    – wetbacks
    – bribes from importers
    – your fags pay

    Aside from the obvious racial slur, what does "your fags pay" even mean? Sure, I smoke, but I pay for those.

    • MissTaken

      Maybe it was supposed to be 'you're fags, pay'? Reminding us that gay people pay for goods and services just like the rest of America.

      • zippy_w_pinhead

        especially train rides

      • Fukui-sanYesOta

        That makes sense. Rather like claiming Bammaz is turning the US into Uganda with his vicious repeal of DADT and not defending DOMA cases.

      • miss_grundy

        And now they are able to ride the Amtrak…..

    • http://wonkette.com smokefilledmeltdown

      'extreme left bitch'? You mean they were all dating one groupie?

      • HistoriCat

        Back to the train theme I see.

    • coolhandnuke

      Cigarette taxes, he likes them monies from cigarette taxes.

    • Trannysurprise

      I got a bill in the mail from Pelosi and wondered what that was.

      The more you know.

      • Negropolis

        There's a gay tax, too?

        • RadioBowels

          A pole tax?

          • BoatOfVelociraptors

            Smokin!

          • Negropolis

            Nah. I think that's the special tax on strippers.

        • http://lostintarnation.blogspot.com/ SayItWithWookies

          Those little bars of soap shaped like seashells aren't free. Yet.

  • Not_So_Much

    Meh. He's clearly headed for higher office in the GOP anyway.

  • zippy_w_pinhead

    Wait! I thought that according to these people, that the black guy was the one supposed to be chucking the spear…

  • coolhandnuke

    Would someone spearhead the movement to enlighten Paul Smith at point blank range….with votes…always with votes.

    • miss_grundy

      He could be my target during my anger management exercises as a pinata.

    • Boojum

      Oh, I'm sure he would be open to reason!

  • StealthMuslin

    I'm confused. If the Councilman hates "fags" wouldn't he want Obama to change America into Uganda?
    Do his signs not talk to each other ever?

    • Fukui-sanYesOta

      I doubt his two synapses are on speaking terms.

      • bobbert

        Two Axons In Search Of A Synapse.

        • Fukui-sanYesOta

          dammit I wondered if anyone would pick up on that!

          • BoatOfVelociraptors

            Yer dendrite!

          • Biel_ze_Bubba

            Ow! Is that pun even glial?

          • Fare la Volpe

            You've got some nerve starting this.

          • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com Mumbly_Joe

            If you give these guys an inch of room to start with the punning, they'll take a myelin keep going.

  • mavenmaven

    Hitler wasn't a traitor to Germany? Leading his people into unneccessary war that led to the death of massive numbers on both sides and impoverishing his country as a result? That's not a traitor? Oh, its the Republican platform? Oops.

    • TheMightyHaltor

      No Hitler, no Marshall Plan. He was crazy like a fox.

    • http://wonkette.com/ outragedcitizen

      Your description sounds a bit like Dubya. Just sayin'

  • http://twitter.com/bookofruthless boobookitteh

    Merriam-Webster defines 'treason' as: "the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance or to kill or personally injure the sovereign or the sovereign's family."

    Huh.

    • Generation[redacted]

      Yes, well, Hitler certainly never did that in 1923 or any beer hall. Also.

    • Barrelhse

      Anastasia
      Screamed in vain.

  • SorosBot

    I am not going to watch this creep.

  • poorgradstudent

    Once again you LIEBERALS are making something out of nothing. The whole image was just an allegory saying he'll stab Obama in the face with constructive criticism.

  • barto

    City council wants Paul out because he:

    1) forgot to sharpie in the Hitler mustache on Nombama

    2) didn't witch doctor Nobama up at all or festoon watermelons and fried chicken anywhere

    3) portrayed Nobama smoking a ciggie and not reefer, and

    4) was not quite offensive enough to meet TP standards (plus he spelled most things correctly)

    They are hoping his replacement will be a more suitable individual.

    • http://twitter.com/bookofruthless boobookitteh

      He did utilize a spear, which could be construed as an homage to a certain racist slur.

      Although points off for subtlety (or what passes for it with these boors).

    • HistoriCat

      Did not bring enough Chik-fil-A for everyone when it was his term to supply the meal.

  • http://wonkette.com smokefilledmeltdown

    Why doesn't he just join the Klan? Problem solved. Well, not really.

  • PhilippePetain

    People are just cold denying this man's First Amendment right to not have to put up with any repercussions for what he says.

    • rickmaci

      Apparently this turdbrain put in nearly 40 years with GM. He must be retired on a nice fat pension now. Does he even have a clue that his pension would have been wiped out and he would be eating dog food remnants or worse today if the POTUS hand not done the bailout but instead let GM go belly up? Sorry I know it's asking more than can be expected for these hater, racists wingtards to be logical.

      • miss_grundy

        No, this jerk, like the rest of the idiot whites who live here in Michigan, lack critical thinking skills. Most of these retired autoworkers are even against unions and would love to see Michigan turned into a right-to-work state. They have absolutely no concept of anything. It is almost as if they slept through grammar, middle and high school and nothing passed through their brains.

        • emmelemm

          Or, they've fully bought into "I got mine, FUCK YOU successive generations".

      • mlle_derp

        40 years with GM, huh? (Clearly union, since he can afford to live in his segregated white Michigan paradise.)

        Maybe we should cut him some slack- I hear that inhaling paint &/or petrochemical fumes can really fuck with your brain cells. This man is clearly insane, & needs medical care of the sort he could get if he would just move to almost any other country in the world.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        Yeah … if Bain had taken over GM (this was actually considered), they'd be making Chevys in China right now, and this gomer's pension would have been flushed down the toilet in order to put an extra hundred million into Bain's pockets.

        If Mitt had taken away his his money, his health care, and his income, he'd be making ads for Obama.

        • GunToting[Redacted]

          "If Mitt had taken away his his money, his health care, and his income, he'd be making ads for Obama."

          What are ya, new? Romney could have set his cat on fire, and it would still be the Negro's fault.

        • grex1949

          I gotta go with the GunToter on this one. Smith's motivation is racism, ignorance and blind hatred, none of which are subject to change by reasoning. There is no hope for this guy. None.

  • Aridzona

    Making the case for euthanasia one moron at a time.

    • IonaTrailer

      Or a case for retroactive abortion.

    • MoeDeLawn

      Screw euthanasia. I say we kill the bastard.

  • Monsieur_Grumpe

    This is your brain on FOX News…

  • MissTaken

    I didn't realize that Uganda not only killed Osama Bin Laden but also mandates that insurance companies cover contraception, too. Cool.

    • SorosBot

      I thought Uganda was the place with the death penalty for gay people – it sounds like this dickbrain would like it there. Well except for all the black people.

    • Willardbot9000_V2.5

      Too many blahs to send our teabaggies even if they do have the whole "kill the gays" thing…which could really bite right wingers in the asses given the near constant stream of illicit gay sex out of the anti-gay crowd. So between that small problem and the big problem of too many blahs without enough holy wahs…we can't get rid of our teabuggers….

  • PubOption

    Why is Barry trying to change America into Uganda. I thought it would have been Kenya.

    • MissTaken

      That's too obvious. See how cool Barry is? He's so cool he's still smoking while his head is on a pike. Kenya? That's for pussies.

    • Stevola

      Which one is in Singapore?

    • http://wonkette.com/ outragedcitizen

      All those African countries look alike to these guys.

  • rickmaci

    If the word dumbfuck didn't already exist, it would need to be invented just to describe this asshat.

    • glasspusher

      Pinhole. Cross between a pinhead and an asshole.

  • Fox n Fiends

    lets put this guy and the black hebrews in a room together, lock the door, and let them discuss things in depth.

    • Barrelhse

      Sammy Davis,Jr. passed away. Are there others?

      • SorosBot

        There's Lenny Kravitz, Rashida Jones, Maya Rudolph…

  • mlle_derp

    The crazy is strong in Michigan these days…

    • zippy_w_pinhead

      your move, Florida

      • Callyson

        Done

        Florida Woman Says Cops Yanked Her Tampon Out at Gunpoint During a Traffic Stop

        http://jezebel.com/5933445/florida-woman-says-cop

        /gross

        /WTF?

        • orygoon

          Yeah, because we ladies always are sneaking stuff up past those things. I mean, back when I was 13 and got my first period while visiting the grandparents, and my big sister got her Tampax out and said here, use these, my very first thought was "Damn! Now I have the best hiding place EVER!"

          • BoatOfVelociraptors

            Vagina! Not only a perfectly pleasant place to put your penis, but can carry concealed ketamine as well! Girls rule!

        • Boojum

          "Keep your pussy clean" is the new "protect and serve".

  • obfuscator2

    move over, paul ryan, you eddie munster-looking motherfucker!

    it looks like we've got a new favorite for the republican vp pick!

    • RadioBowels

      Fuck coupons, the oldz get a bottle of Geritol and a free pair of those wrap around cataract glasses. Free Marketz!

    • Willardbot9000_V2.5

      You know…this guy kind of looks like Granpa Munster so not only does he have Eddie beat in insanity and age tenure…but he also is ahead of him in Munster seniority which means a lot to Rombot the Jetson reject.

  • fartknocker

    At least I didn't see any words that were spelled incorrectly.

  • viennawoods13

    I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's not treasonous!

  • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com Mumbly_Joe

    LIBERAL FICUS!!!!1

    (No, really, a bunch of the other teabaggers in the video are shouting that he's obviously a sekrit librul infiltrator. Nope, sorry, this guy is just the natural endpoint of your movement. Congrats!)

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      The proper spelling on his signs is making them really suspicious.
      Poe's Law is a bitch.

      • Stevola

        How would they know?

  • SorosBot

    That's just a surveyor's spear!

  • Chichikovovich

    Hitler was a terrible guy but at least he wasn’t a traitor to Germany,” Smith said. “Obama is a traitor to America.”

    So, um, if I follow Mr. Smith, he wants to say that if Obama made the US just like Hitler's Germany, he would thereby stop being a traitor to America?

    That's the kind of bold vision of leadership that Sterling Heights needs.

    • Barb_

      "Hitler sucked!"

      • Chichikovovich

        MDR!—

  • pinkocommi

    I find it depressing that this stupid racist's vote counts as much as mine.

    • bobbert

      No shit. The probable failure of democracy in one easy lesson.

    • Callyson

      And he's in a swing state, so his vote is more important than mine.

      (Dashes off to the liquor store…)

  • Trannysurprise

    I smell keynote speaker written all over this guy.

  • http://gorejusgeorge.tumblr.com CheeseBro69

    The only person harder to find than an Islamic-Marxist George Soros-funded Kenyan brownshirt is Waldo

  • http://wonkette.com smokefilledmeltdown

    BIGOTED PIECE OF SHIT
    THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ABORTED
    _____________________
    _____________
    _______
    ___
    _

  • coolhandnuke

    Paul/Smith 2016

    • Barrelhse

      Who's Paul Smith?

  • http://zvibleindmeis.tumblr.com/ Spurning Beer

    Ebola may be a horrible infection, but at least it doesn't sing Hank Williams tunes.

    This guy's logic is flawless. No, wait. I mean flawful.

    • miss_grundy

      Or falafel????? I'm kidding I love falafel and schwarma…..

    • http://wonkette.com/ Sharkey

      Mmmmmm…. falafel….

    • mlle_derp

      Mmmmm… I LIKE falafel…

    • TribecaMike

      I like falafel, but I really, really like pita.

    • Stevola

      I hope you mean Hank Williams Jr. Hank Sr and Hank III are pretty cool.

  • Blueb4sinrise

    There had better be some funny shit in Wonkville.

  • glasspusher

    White makes right, fight the white flight, white goes bite in the night.

    • mlle_derp

      I don't know what this means, but it sounds good…

    • Boojum

      White the power!

  • occams8ball

    I know what you are thinking, The US is half full of white supremacists. But me, because of who I am and my optimistic world view, and even though it may cost me my life, suggest to you; no, citizen, the US is half EMPTY of white supremacists.

    • comrad_darkness

      And with a bad flu season it could be 52% empty of white surpremacists.

    • Swampgas_Man

      Clearly, the US is twice as large as it needs to be.

  • glasspusher

    Guys' so white he has to wear shades or he'll blind himself, and this is coming from a guy who has blond eyelashes, so I should know.

  • http://wonkette.com/ Sharkey

    I used to be an adventurer like you, and then I took a spear to the skull.

    • glasspusher

      Boot to the Head?

    • Barrelhse

      Was it Mike Nelson?

  • TribecaMike

    Do the rightie fundamentalists on C Street know one of theirs is putting down Uganda?

    Oops, I see StealthMuslin got there first.

  • mr bojangles

    romney/hitler 2012

  • Blueb4sinrise

    HEY, NASA! I ANALYSED THAT ROCK, JUST LIKE YOU ASKED ME TO. IT'S DEFINITELY A FUCKING ROCK. HOPE THAT $2.5 BILLION WAS WORTH IT.

    https://twitter.com/MarsCuroisity

    • bobbert

      That had me going for a bit (https:, really?) until I looked closer. Of course, then the actual Twatter page is explicit.

  • http://hong-kong-actresses.blogspot.com/ Chow Yun Flat

    Do you know who else wasn't a traitor to Germany?

    • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com Mumbly_Joe

      Werner von Braun; say rather that he's "apolitical".

    • Callyson

      Kaiser Wilhelm II?

      • James Michael Curley

        There were two of them?

    • Barrelhse

      Neville Chamberlain?

    • Barrelhse

      Henry Ford?

    • Barrelhse

      I know! Prescott Bush!

    • RadioBowels

      Leni Riefenstahl?

      • Fukui-sanYesOta

        Gah. Leni is hard to deal with. Olympia set the way to film Athletics since the day she did that cinematography; it was well before its time.

        Of course, all the other odious stuff is still brilliant from a cinematic perspective.

        • RadioBowels

          Thanks Fukui for appreciating the strange beauty juxtaposed over an evil undercurrent of fascism that was this utterly complex character. Maybe I should have just answered: Rudolph Hess.

        • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com Mumbly_Joe

          Her later photography was rather gorgeous too, it's kinda a shame that she was also so heavily invested in pretending that whole Nazi thing totally never happened at all, compounding the odiousness.

          • littlebigdaddy

            She certainly had a thing for naked African men.

    • tessiee

      Angela Merkel?

  • PsycWench

    When do we hear the fake apology "I am sorry if anyone was offended?"

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      From this guy? Right after the Westboro Baptist Cretins.

  • Negropolis

    “Hitler was a terrible guy but at least he wasn’t a traitor to Germany,” Smith said. “Obama is a traitor to America.”

    Honestly, this is something you'd hear in a movie of political satire staring someone like Robin Williams. How many rabbit wholes do we have to fall through before we hit the bottom? Come on, I'm setting you guys up…

    BTW, Jeff, Sterling Heights is not nearly as right-wing as you make it sound. The entire industrial corridor up through Macomb County is actually rather swingy, you know, the Reagan "Democrats" and such. Now, the new shit off the industrial corridor that runs through Warren and Sterling Heights can be teabagger territory at times, but Warren and Sterling Heights (both huge suburbs of 130,000) don't usually elect folks like this crazy-ass douchebag.

    • Negropolis

      Also, Hitler wasn't a traiter to Germany? The ghost of Claus von Stauffenberg would like a word with you, Mr. Smith.

      • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com Mumbly_Joe

        Wasn't, he, like, thrown in jail for trying to overthrow the government at some point or another? It's hard to get much more treasoney than that.

        • http://www.indiegogo.com/revive-vlad Doktor Zoom

          I understand he wrote a book about it.

          • Chichikovovich

            But he had some kind of massive writer's block, because writing the book was apparently a struggle.

    • Angry_Marmot

      How many…

      All of them, Hatie.

      • Negropolis

        Ding, ding, ding!

        BTW, just realize I wrote "rabbit wholes." lol

        • Boojum

          Better than rabbit parts.

  • http://twitter.com/iburl iburl

    All this right wing talk of socialism since 2008 is far, far, more than I heard during 6 years of colledge edumacatyn. The more they hate it, the more I'm starting to believe it's a good idea. I already know I'm a socialist when it comes to things like the library, police, fire fighting, and the post office, you know, Hitlerian Communism.

    • Fukui-sanYesOta

      I quite like Britain's NHS and culture of entrepreneurialism. That makes me a Fascist Marxist, I suppose.

    • GeorgiaBurning

      Libraries, fire fighting, post office- all evil plots by comrade Benjamin Franklin to destroy America

      • http://krisbunda.com/blog/index.php Designer_Rants

        How that ol' poonhound never got brothels legalized is beyond me.

  • comrad_darkness

    Brave brave Sir Robin, Brave Sir Robin is an arsehole.

  • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com Mumbly_Joe

    Actually, I suspect that at among those Germans who weren't fucking Nazis, there might've been some disagreement over who was or was not a traitor.

    I mean, very, very quiet disagreement, but.

    • http://www.indiegogo.com/revive-vlad Doktor Zoom

      quiet as death, one might say.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Your disagreement could be loud, or long. But not both.

  • http://wonkette.com smokefilledmeltdown

    Social Worker Baby looks like it flunked out of graphic design at Collins College.

  • comrad_darkness

    Since he's a white republican winger, if he owns fewer than 15 guns, everyone can relax, he's a moderate.

  • not that Dewey

    He meant to show Obama chucking a spear, not receiving one in the skull. He apologizes if you were stupid enough to be offended by this.

    Smith needs to be skullchucked.

  • glamourdammerung

    But these cretins will keep on lying about how it is only about differences in policy while whining about how they are being "picked on for no reason".

    • tessiee

      Also, "both sides do it", also too.

  • ttommyunger

    Is he wearing a Hoodie or did his Hood just slip off in the breeze?

  • http://wonkette.com Lionel[redacted]Esq

    I think Romney has found a VP who will get the Tea Party enthused.

  • http://www.marionstein.net Self-Uploader

    Ah, Americans! You can't take them anywhere and you can't leave them home.

  • anniegetyerfun

    I think it's time to leave this guy in a room with the rapist Black Hebrew preachers and see what develops.

    • http://krisbunda.com/blog/index.php Designer_Rants

      He'll have the cleanest manpussy evar.

    • tessiee

      As long as it's a soundproofed room so that the decent, sane people don't have to listen to them, then we're good to go.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        I was wondering what Mitt's 'quiet rooms' were good for.

  • BigSkullF*ckingDog

    Women's volleyball just came on and none of them are in bikinis. This sucks.

    • http://krisbunda.com/blog/index.php Designer_Rants

      They're all traitors to their countries.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Next Olympics are in Rio. They'll make up for it by wearing thongs.
      (Bonus: NBC zooming in to read the team logos.)

      • James Michael Curley

        This team and sponsor logo thing is really ruining the trend to smaller suits.

  • GregComlish

    “Hitler was a terrible guy but at least he wasn’t a traitor to Germany,” Smith said. “Obama is a traitor to America.”

    Following the failed "Beer Hall Putsch" (Hitler's first attempt at seizing power) Hitler was literally tried and convicted of high treason. This is not including all the other additional crimes Hitler did that were certainly a betrayal of Germany.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Facts? Facts? We don' need no steeenking facts!!

  • http://krisbunda.com/blog/index.php Designer_Rants

    Fox News poll: Obama's lead grows as Romney's support slips
    August 9, 2012
    Mitt Romney has had a tough couple of weeks on the campaign trail — and it shows in the latest Fox News poll. After a barrage of campaign ads, negative news coverage of his overseas trip and ongoing talk about his tax returns, Romney’s favorable rating and standing in the trial ballot have declined. As a result, President Obama has opened his biggest lead since Romney became the presumptive Republican nominee.
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    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      You know what would really, really help? Giving nutbars like Smitty here all the national exposure he wants. One 60-second spot on prime-time national TV would have an amazing effect.

    • James Michael Curley

      An unfavorable rating above 50% in August is a death knell to a candidate.
      1. Fox isn't the only poll showing it.
      2. He has a majority unfavorable rating among those who care enough to know who the candidate is compared to those who may notice a national election is going on sometime after Labor Day.
      3. He will have an automatic built in above 20% unfavorable rating to those who are yet to learn who the candidate is.
      4. It is very rare that a non-incumbent candidate with an unfavorable rating above 35% after Labor Day wins the election.

      • http://krisbunda.com/blog/index.php Designer_Rants

        I did not know that. Sounds like the knowledge Nate Silver drops regularly. His 538 blog makes me feel all hopey-changey because the electoral college looks good for Obama, and that's what really matters, right?

        • James Michael Curley

          Well, opinion and good faith effort to remember the stats correctly on 3. & 4.Nate Silvers stuff is interesting and varies from the NY Times analysis in that 538 does not give any tossup states and I think that is an issue the campaigns will significantly examine. Once again the NY Times map shows Florida as a tossup but that also shows Romney cannot win if he loses Florida. Obama, on the other hand can lose Florida and win with a nice margin if he runs the table on the other tossup states.And you heard it here first. The OFA NJ organization is downsizing its NJ operation to move its major footprint to PA by Labor Day.As for Nate’s Tipping Point State graphs, Return on Investment Index and a few of those other things; all they show is that Nate needs to get laid – soon.

      • Negropolis

        I love how the media keeps parroting "but no president has ever won re-election with 8%+ unemployment since the Great Depression!" as if any election after the Great Recession is ever going to be normal, again. These idiots don't get how much the recession and the election of the first black president kind of changed everything in ways we still don't even know, yet. We're in uncharted territory, now.

        • James Michael Curley

          First there would be FDR in 1936 at least. Then one could better examine Reagan in 1984 when in late 1983 when the 1984 recession started the BLS and Commerce Dept made major changes in the way unemployment is calculated providing a statistical advantage for Reagan. Poppy Bush did not get reelected and his unemployment figures also should have been higher because his BLS changed the rules again to the three level structure we have now where the number everyone counts is only those who are receiving unemployment and seeking a job. Those whose benefits expire and are not continued on some BLS job help program are dropped into the next lowest tier.What should also be considered is that a law passed in 2005 and signed by Dubya which was going to give veterans a great boost removed returning veterans who were discharged from the unemployment rolls for a substantial period of time. This was because the unemployment rate was spiking due to returning veterans who were called up from their reserve units. There no longer is as solid a guarantee that a veteran called up by his reserve unit gets his job back when he returns and those guys are at least due unemployment if they cannot find work.This adds to the artificiality of the current unemployment statistics because that law expired and was not renewed so Obama gets blaimed for thousands of veterans who are on unemployment but would not have been counted under the Bush years by the BLS.

  • tessiee

    At least he didn't say "vagina".

  • http://wonkette.com smokefilledmeltdown

    I wonder if he uses the term "Hitleriffic".

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    At least Hitler didn't __________.

    Fill in the blank! This would be a great internet meme.

    • sudsmckenzie

      Enter Poland without incident.

      • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com Mumbly_Joe

        One does not simply walk into Poland.

        • Negropolis

          Something something, screen door, something something, U-boat. Etc. Too. Also.

        • sudsmckenzie

          … of course, it takes appeasement and three people.

        • James Michael Curley

          If you go by train you have to spend six hours at the border while they change the wheels.

    • Fare la Volpe

      Take a dump on a baby

    • James Michael Curley

      Vote for the Kenyan Usurper.

  • neiltheblaze

    The entire country is awash with fine upstanding public servants just like this one! We're so fucked.

  • DahBoner

    NO MORE MUFFIN TOP NATION!!!!

  • elburritodeluxe

    At least Sterling Heights didn't elect a Democrat to the City Council. He would not have shared their Strong Republican Values.

  • TruthInTroy

    Paul Smith is a supporter of the Troy Mayor, Janice Daniels, who made the bigoted remark last fall. We currently have a recall of her on the November ballot. He is actively helping her fight this. She has a lot of money backing her. We are doing fundraisers, but need all the help we can get. Please go to www:recalljanice.com to donate or for more information. We need to send a message that this type of behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Together we can make a statement. Thank you.

    • Negropolis

      I'll second that request, but I have to say that in a presidential election year, her electoral ass is grass, as they say. Truth is, she was only ever elected in the first place because of super low turnout in a mid-term.

  • Nostrildamus

    The VP search is over!