REWARDING RESPONSIBLE DISCOURSE  5:30 pm August 13, 2012

Joe Walsh: Islam Is Evil And Everywhere! Crazy Man: Okay, Cool, I Have Guns

by Jesse Taylor

just chattin' about them islamsRep. Joe Walsh (IL – Attacks Disabled Veterans For Being Attention Hogs) is back in the news again, for saying that evil Mooslems are everywhere trying to kill us, even in our precious suburbs!

Rep. Walsh said: “One thing I’m sure of is that there are people in this country, there is a radical strain of Islam in this country, it’s not just over there, trying to kill Americans every week. It is a real threat, and it is a threat that is much more at home now than it was after 9/11.”

“It’s here. It’s in Elk Grove. It’s in Addison. It’s in Elgin. It’s here. This is one thing I want my government to do is protecting us against this threat, because let’s be honest, folks, it is a threat.”

One of the best cases for Walsh’s reelection is that he is a leader, and people take what he says seriously.

Only hours after tea party-backed Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) released a statement warning that radical Islam was trying to “kill Amerians,” police say that shots from a “high-velocity air rifle” narrowly missed a security guard at the Muslim Education Center near Chicago, while about 500 Muslims prayed inside during Ramadan services.

According to a statement from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the FBI was investigating a possible hate crime after David Conrad was arrested for firing at least two shots into the the mosque.

It would be irresponsible to say that Joe Walsh is directly responsible for this attack, but not as irresponsible as Joe Walsh is when he talks about Islam, so that’s something.

Your Wonkette would like to remind you that it is unfair to hold elected officials responsible for the actions of the mentally unbalanced who happen to hear what they say and go do crazy things. Even when the things the elected official says are are directly related to the things that later happen. And when the elected official makes the explicit case that people of a group are trying to kill you and will try to kill you every moment of every waking day and live next door to you and could blow you to tiny pieces of hot dog-flavored America if you are not always vigilant.

It. Is. Unfair.

[Raw Story]

 
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DrunkIrishman August 13, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Joe Walsh is a bigger threat to America than any Muslim.

memzilla August 13, 2012 at 6:26 pm

He's America's Home-Grown Ahmadinejad!

arihaya August 13, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Well yes, since Osama is dead, yes.

And btw Osama bin Laden was also a deadbeat dad who left his children to bang some hotties in Pakistan. So there is another similarities with Joe Walsh there.

comrad_darkness August 14, 2012 at 7:54 am

He's a bigger threat to children too. Especially his own.

PuckStopsHere August 13, 2012 at 5:33 pm

If he's actually serious about scaring the electorate, he really ought to explain to them the Ryan plan for Medicare and Social Security.

Terry August 13, 2012 at 9:52 pm

If I could give you multiple p-ness points, I would.

Trannysurprise August 13, 2012 at 5:34 pm

So what he is saying is that we should invade Iran right?

smokefilledroommate August 13, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Or Dearborn.

miss_grundy August 13, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Actually the a$$hat in my film discussion group at the library told me and another woman waiting for the elevator that if we approached a Muslim who wouldn't speak English to us, we should run away. Seriously. But I guess we shouldn't run away from white men with guns.

Biff August 14, 2012 at 10:20 am

I'm sure those nice young men who took down all those jets on September 11 2001 would have happily engaged your friend in English.

MittBorg August 14, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Did it ever occur to this miserable asshat that the Muslim in question might have been an Iraqi refugee from when we bombed the shit out of his country, and the poor guy was not conversant in English?

No, of course not. Forget I asked. Man, there are days when I just long to stran gle these people WITH VOTES.

Dudleydidwrong August 13, 2012 at 11:08 pm

And I'm sure that Joe Walsh will be leading the invasion. With his ass on a comfy sofa in ILLinois.

Buzz Feedback August 13, 2012 at 5:34 pm

There's a radical strain of tard in Elk Grove.

Warwhatgoodfor August 13, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Skokie riots! KKKralies! Video at eleven!

Katydid August 13, 2012 at 5:34 pm

OT but wonderful…Ryan Heckled at First Campaign Stop
http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/protester-arr

As reporters walked alongside him asking questions — including about the region's devastating drought — Ryan declined to answer most of them, saying, "We can play 'stump the VP later.'"

Tundra Grifter August 13, 2012 at 5:39 pm

The "Stump the VP" Game is bound to be nasty, brutish and short.

anniegetyerfun August 13, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Just like the Veep candidate's junk.

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Wait, you would know this … no, WAIT! I DON'T WANT to know!

glasspusher August 13, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Hey spud, what I want to know is- are you getting out there again and giving those legs a workout? I'm not going quietly either. Hope things are getting better.

GeorgiaBurning August 13, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Especially if the stump comes with a long-handled axe and a guy with a black hood.

Tundra Grifter August 13, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Or an irate wife.

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 6:24 pm

You're not supposed to *beat* him with the stump, TG.

Callyson August 13, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Yes, during the Veep debate. Joe Biden's mouth is watering and his eyes are widening as he prepares for that bloodfest…

TavariousChinaSmith August 13, 2012 at 6:08 pm

All of them, Katie: that's all he really needs to know.

HistoriCat August 13, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Someone should really sit Ryan down and explain to him that he will be a candidate for VP – he doesn't actually have the job right now.

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 8:14 pm

He made himself a brand new Twitter account — @PaulRyanVP — before the announcement went out. How's that for stupendous arrogance? The little shit really thinks the sun shines out of his arsehole.

Boojum August 13, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Under a Romney/Ryan administration, sunshine will be the same brown color, at least what filters through the smog.

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Hey, whaddya know, I wasn't really THAT hungry! Wow, this new "only read Wonketz during lunch and dinner" weight loss program is working out RLY well.

miss_grundy August 13, 2012 at 9:39 pm

It must be an Ayn Rand thing, you know, being an arrogant, selfish bitch. But I read somewhere that the hootchie actually collected Social Security and used Medicare, even though she was against it.

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 9:55 pm

She most certainly *did* collect SS and Medicare, and she did it under her married name so people wouldn't know that the same heartless bitch Ayn Rand who railed against such things all her life had no shame about taking them when she needed to. For the record, she had many *contemporaries* who believed the same things she did, and they preferred to forfeit their Social Security before their principles.

bikerlaureate August 13, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Oh, those "gotcha" questions again… such as "Is extensive drought bad?"

anniegetyerfun August 13, 2012 at 6:19 pm

"Well, if it kills off some old folks, then… wait, what? No, I didn't say that! Take-backsies!"

bobbert August 13, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Well, it might range as far as "So, what's your thinking on climate change now, dood?"

Negropolis August 13, 2012 at 10:23 pm

I guess when you answer is "No aid to anyone ever (except corporations)." it is a gotcha question, for him.

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 6:23 pm

POTUS will be there tonight, talking about how he's helping the drought-stricken farmers.

Mumbly_Joe August 13, 2012 at 7:09 pm

How many people will he have arrested?

It's important that Romney-Ryan not have an opportunity to capitalize on the often-critical "Trampling the First Amendment Gap".

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 8:01 pm

I hadn't heard that he'd ever had people arrested, but feel free to educate me.

Mumbly_Joe August 13, 2012 at 8:24 pm

OH NO IT'S WORSE THAN I THOUGHT.

Tell me… tell me he's at least going to have protesters preemptively arrested before the DNC in North Carolina. Or have active-duty members of the military illegally detain reporters? Is he at least going to demand the retraction of ostensibly-true newspaper stories??? MISTER PRESIDENT THIS IS NO WAY TO WIN AN ELECTION.

zippy_w_pinhead August 13, 2012 at 6:46 pm

and to think they nixed the Florida trip in favor of Iowa because they thought it would be safer…

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Ryan was heckled and nearly attacked by some irate seniors, so I b'leev they're doing some, uh, threat reassessment.

Boojum August 13, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Those Rascals.

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 9:27 pm

ISWYDT. Or, DTIDSWYDT.

TootsStansbury August 13, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Sort of OT but I heard a sound bite if his speech on the radio. I paraphrase but he said something like "What about the JAWBS Obama!". The hate and ugliness in his tone was unprofessional to say the least. He makes Sarah Palin look nice.

I wanted to knock out teeth (with votes of course); My liver is not going to make it to November.

bikerlaureate August 13, 2012 at 7:50 pm

How many jerbs bills did Ayn Ryan introduce?
How many did he vote for?

. . . . .

miss_grundy August 13, 2012 at 9:43 pm

None of the above, Katie. He doesn't want to help the poors and it isn't up to the President to PASS legislation. It is his job to SIGN them. Since the Rethugs have the majority in the house, they haven't done anything for the poors or the middles. Too bad no one in the audience asked him, why didn't he vote to pass a jobs bill.

bikerlaureate August 13, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Remember when there were reporters who would ask obvious questions? Good times.

HogeyeGrex August 13, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Mine gave up in '07.

I miss it.

MittBorg August 14, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Are you serious? You're not serious, are you?

I think I'm being paranoid because so many of my friends seem to be sick or dying, goddammit.

HogeyeGrex August 14, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Well, not gave up as in total shut down, but rather gave up as in it told me in no uncertain terms no more fifth of booze every night drinking like the previous twenty years, and really, no more booze at all, OR ELSE.

Sad, really.

Sorry about your friends, but it happens to the best of us. As Zevon said, Life'll Kill Ya.

Warwhatgoodfor August 13, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Isn't this dickwad from Wisconsin? I mean, it's the northern Midwest, but still…. Must be part of that take care of your own shit yourselves thing.

Misty Malarky August 13, 2012 at 8:52 pm

You people OBVIOUSLY are not from Iowa or Wisconsin.

bobbert August 13, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Actually, I'm "from" Wisconsin — a long time ago — and I have trouble recognizing this shit. But things do change.

foxpuppet August 13, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Amateur hour. Even the hecklers looked staged.

Wouldn't surprise me if they were with the R/R campaign, trying to lend credence to the whole "we're so persecuted by violent atheistic liberals all the time" act.

just_a_head August 14, 2012 at 12:01 am

Jesus-please-us, don't read the comments on that link. I just lost 10 IQ points.

Those assholes claim not to be racists and then throw shit in like "Mooooshelle" when discussing health care.

RadioBowels August 13, 2012 at 5:35 pm

I'm worried about the creeping backdoor Mormon Law.

Beowoof August 13, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Ryan is Catholic, how long before Cannon Law takes over.

weejee August 13, 2012 at 6:06 pm

The Mormons are going to be shooting grapeshot at the Cardinals? Will the magicunderwared do that dressed as Pirates or Braves?

horsedreamer_1 August 13, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Worst Cardinal on Opponent violence since Tony La Russa & Dusty Baker at the 2002 NLCS.

BoatOfVelociraptors August 14, 2012 at 8:34 am

Cutlery works as very expensive form of buckshot. Not that "The Inheritors" would notice the cost.

just_a_head August 14, 2012 at 12:07 am

The Catholics don't want him. Several bishops and priests issued statements calling his budget plan "immoral."

emmelemm August 13, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Just keep yer asshole clenched as hard as you can.

James Michael Curley August 13, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Kudos to the Wonkette poster the other day that said "Romney/Ryan – One is a member of a secret religious cult that abuses women and gays and the other is a Mormon." I'm upfisting you now.

horsedreamer_1 August 13, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Meghan, my turn of the century Mormon boner inducer can backdoor me anytime.

… Think I said too much.

MittBorg August 14, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Oh, no, no, we *expect* TMI and overshare. Especially about teh buttsechs. (writes "horsedreamer_1" in notebook)

Sacanagem August 14, 2012 at 9:17 am

Is THAT what the kids are calling it these days?

Joshua Norton August 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm

It is a real threat, and it is a threat that is much more at home now than it was after 9/11.

Republicans run on 9/11 so much you'd almost think they'd prevented it.

Geminisunmars August 13, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Or invented it.

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Well, they *kinda* did.

Terry August 13, 2012 at 9:55 pm

By ignoring a completely subtle briefing report entitled "Osama bin Laden Determined to Strike in the US"?

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 10:06 pm

(looks around suspiciously) Who told you?

Callyson August 13, 2012 at 6:37 pm

"Bin Laden Deterred from Striking in US"

arihaya August 13, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Well I think Republicans should be allowed to run on it. After all a Republican president found and killed the man who was responsible for 9/11. Oh wait …

Boojum August 13, 2012 at 9:03 pm

And George W. Bush kept us safe. Except for that one time.

bobbert August 13, 2012 at 9:15 pm

That one doesn't count, because shut up.

BerkeleyBear August 13, 2012 at 11:00 pm

That one time, at band camp, W stuck critical intelligence up his pooper. Which sorta makes sense, since Cheney pulled all the Iraq intel out his butt.

MittBorg August 14, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I thought they shared an asshole.

BoatOfVelociraptors August 14, 2012 at 8:45 am

Don't forget the Anthrax. And I'm not talking about the kind with guitars.

Gratuitous World August 13, 2012 at 5:36 pm

The shooter probably had a shitty, deadbeat Dad

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 6:26 pm

You mean he was aiming at the wrong person?

fartknocker August 13, 2012 at 5:37 pm

So Joe, will you behave as the person did in College Station today when the Cook County Sheriff evicts you from you house and hauls your ass away for not paying child support?
http://www.kbtx.com/home/headlines/Shooting-in-Pr

Joe is a 1st order, Grade A flaming asshat.

Geminisunmars August 13, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Our mass shooting of the week.

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 8:17 pm

It *is* getting to that point, innit? Wake up each day and wonder if this is the day someone else will hit the headlines.

Negropolis August 13, 2012 at 10:42 pm

I actual dread turning on the television, now.

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 11:35 pm

Now, more than ever, I'm glad I don't have one. Stay away from The Damned Thing, N.

fartknocker August 14, 2012 at 1:00 am

We have a society change that is becoming epidemic with center-fire cartridges, compatible weapons and public displays of carnage and death. All these players want their own mass casualty incident. This needs the CDC and NIH resources and is a national emergency. It must stop.

Today the President spent $170M on farmers. It's great that a leader makes a trip to better understand the climate is becoming unfriendly. I pity the agriculture community and I lived through my own wildland urban interface fires last summer.

Take 15 percent of the funding and send it to the CDC and NIH and help me, a middle class white guy who worked public safety for over 20 years understand this. I just want it to stop.

Sorry for the zero snark.

Texan_Bulldog August 13, 2012 at 5:37 pm

I still don't know why Romney didn't tap Joe for Veep since he's such a swell guy. I guess he's too poor.

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 6:41 pm

With that $200,000 child support owed bill, yeah, I guess he is, the prick. What kind of father can't be bothered to provide for his own children.

anniegetyerfun August 13, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Oh, they settled that, and Joe is vindicated. According to him.

bobbert August 13, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Yeah, I hope that was a decent settlement. I wonder how much Joe can actually say about it before he blows the non-disclosure agreement, and his ex can speak up.

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 8:19 pm

I b'leev by "settled that," Joe means he has signed an agreement to pay in return for which he forced his long-suffering spouse to sign a NDA. He's too much of a prick to have actually paid her the outstanding amount. IOW, I'll believe it when he produces the cancelled check AND a signed testimonial from the ex.

miss_grundy August 13, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Oh, you would be surprised how many men try to dodge and weave from paying child support. My old man was supposed to pay child support to my aunts after a custody battle and he hardly ever did. My aunts never sent the law after him 'cause they didn't need anything from him. But there are thousands or perhaps tens of thousands of men who are willing to make babies but not take care of them.

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 11:37 pm

I think my father would have given his heart's blood for his children. Whenever any one of us fell sick, he would sit up all night by our beds holding our hands, in case we got up at night and were scared to be alone. Stories like this make me appreciate him so much more, now.

tessiee August 14, 2012 at 1:16 am

That probably has a lot to do with why you're such a good person now.

RadioBowels August 13, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Those praying Muslims could not run fast enough.

anniegetyerfun August 13, 2012 at 6:19 pm

I see what you did there.

fuflans August 13, 2012 at 8:56 pm

shoulda been packing. that would have showed em.

johnnyzhivago August 13, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Republicans don't kill people – people kill people!

valthemus August 13, 2012 at 5:53 pm

"Quit pointing that Republican at me, it might go off!"

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Wutchu talkin' about, johnnyzhivago? Of COURSE Republicans kill people. Goddamn, they killed more 'n a million of 'em just when that Little Boots dude was in charge.

bikerlaureate August 13, 2012 at 10:27 pm

DemonRATS and poors are people too, my friend.

Incitefully_Joe August 14, 2012 at 7:58 am

Republicans are corporations too, my friend.

Tundra Grifter August 13, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Sheer InSannity used to claim "radical Islam" was the greatest threat American ever faced.

That would, at a glace, put it ahead of the American Revolution and the War of 1812, when he faced in battle the greatest military power on earth.

Ahead of the American Civil War, when at least 620,000 people were killed in the fight to preserve the Union.

World Wars II & I. And the Cold War, when our enemy had the capability to destroy life on earth.

Then there's the Great Depression and the possible coup against President Roosevelt.

bikerlaureate August 13, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Aborting fetuses was said to be pretty threatening too.

Angry_Marmot August 13, 2012 at 6:42 pm

The coup against Roosevelt's been with us in slow motion since the Eighties.

Boojum August 13, 2012 at 9:06 pm

It never went away. My Dad warned me about the GOP his whole life. I grew up thinking Republican son of a bitch was one word.

emmelemm August 13, 2012 at 9:41 pm

I like your dad.

Boojum August 13, 2012 at 9:46 pm

He always said the Republicans were intending to take us back before income tax and the New Deal, so that the rich could reduce wages to the point that they could afford servants to staff places like Biltmore House.

finallyhappy August 13, 2012 at 8:04 pm

suicide, homicide, drunk drivers(I considered them homicidal but the courts don't even when they kill people)- much bigger threats. Also fast food/soda- as more and more Americans die from preventable heart disease

Negropolis August 13, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Don't forget the folks like the KKK who terrorized entire swaths of our population for decades and were even mainstreamed for a portion of their time having taken over local and state goverenments and infiltrating the federal government. But, they aren't terrorists…because.

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Oh, let me see, now, I would guess … Stravinsky?

Ooops. Wrong question.

An_Outhouse August 14, 2012 at 6:26 am

they just changed their name to NRA

Tundra Grifter August 14, 2012 at 11:12 am

Agreed!

I'm also pretty tired about hearing and reading that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are the longest in our history. There's the "police action" in Korea that is coming up on 70 years.

And there are the wars on the First Americans. Depending on where you starts – 1620? Or, if one just concentrates on the Sioux, we could begin with the outbreak during the Civil War. I believe that was 1862.

Wounded Knee probably marks the end of the military campaign – that would be 1890.

timbo71351 August 13, 2012 at 5:39 pm

I wish these assholes would cool it with the loose talk. I know they're saying silly shit most of them don't believe to get the hayseed vote, but there are too many unhinged angry folks with guns out there who take that crap seriously.

HistoriCat August 13, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Walsh is too stupid-mean to be aware that he's saying silly shit – I think he's a true-believer.

weejee August 13, 2012 at 6:09 pm

And you know who else was a true-believer?

HistoriCat August 13, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Fans of Tinkerbell?

Angry_Marmot August 13, 2012 at 6:44 pm

The Monkees? No, that was just their day job…

tessiee August 14, 2012 at 1:23 am

James Woods?

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 6:45 pm

The guy's a lawyer. I don't remember which school he graduated, but it wasn't some completely podunk trash-heap like Michele BaaBaa's. So he might not be a rocket scientist, but he sure is smarter than the Cletuses to whom he is shoveling this shit. He's no true believer. He's a whore, and too arrogant to believe that his audience isn't as stupid as he thinks it is.

bobbert August 13, 2012 at 9:29 pm

He's not a lawyer. He has an MPP (the political equivalent of an MBA, I believe) from Chicago. I don't think he is very smart. He's a fucking loudmouth.

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 11:39 pm

You are correct. I must have mixed him up with some other worthless piece of shit Republican Teabagger named Joe.

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 6:43 pm

They know that quite well. They just don't give a fuck about the collateral damage in their quest for power, because they know quite well it ain't gonna be them or theirs.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 13, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Personally, I think the "unhinged angry folks with guns" are the ones Walsh hopes to reach. He is that kind of asshole.

SorosBot August 13, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Oh come on now, next thing you'll be suggesting that racist demagogues like Joe might be responsible for violent bigots who say kill shoot up a temple of Sikhs they think are Muslim, or kill nearly a hundred kids attending a camp run by Norway's liberal party because they don't hate on the Muslims.

Incitefully_Joe August 13, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Now, now! Pamela Gellar made very clear that that had nothing to do with her!

While also defending that attack as totally being the fault of all the liberals and Ethnics in Europe, who were all being liberal, and Ethnic, right in his face like that, and murdering a bunch of them being a totally reasonable reaction to being "pushed too far" by all those people, just cold being liberal and/or Ethnic, all the time, everywhere.

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 11:50 pm

I swear, those Ethnics. Ain't no curing them.

fuflans August 13, 2012 at 8:54 pm

no, i would not suggest a republican take responsibility for his or her words or actions.

would not do that.

Callyson August 13, 2012 at 5:39 pm

it is unfair to hold elected officials responsible for the actions of the mentally unbalanced who happen to hear what they say and go do crazy things.

However, it is entirely fair to find mentally unbalanced elected officials and have the people in the white jackets take them someplace quiet where they can relax for a spell…

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 6:46 pm

I don't want them to relax. I want them to leap about screaming as Biely prods their overfed asses with a heated pitchfork.

fartknocker August 13, 2012 at 5:39 pm

I would love some nice attorney who is practicing Islam to file a lawsuit against this asshat for reckless endangerment.

sullivanst August 13, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Sadly, Brandenburg says no.

SayItWithWookies August 13, 2012 at 5:39 pm

You'd think Joe Walsh would be spending his spare time making child support payments.

hagajim August 13, 2012 at 5:39 pm

“One thing I’m sure of is that there are people in this country," At least dopey Joe got that part right. However, it seems the people out there killing us are us….like Jared Loughner, the nut in Colorado, the skinhead loser in Wisconsin and now apparently a deadbeat in College Station. Seems like old Joe forgot about all them 'Merikans who are threatening us all. Douche.

smokefilledroommate August 13, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Walsh is irresponsible in so many ways– surprised he hasn't left the stove on and burned down his whole block.

foxpuppet August 13, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Are you sure that he hasn't? I never heard him deny it…

sullivanst August 13, 2012 at 5:41 pm

"Unfair" is, of course, not the same as "untrue".

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 6:47 pm

No, of course not. Not in the slightest.

Callyson August 13, 2012 at 5:41 pm

An easy fix:

“One thing I’m sure of is that there are people in this country, there is a radical strain of Republicanism in this country, it’s not just over there, trying to kill Americans every week. It is a real threat, and it is a threat that is much more at home now than it was after 9/11.”

/done

Extemporanus August 13, 2012 at 5:42 pm

He doesn't hate Muslims — he hates these cans!

Guppy August 13, 2012 at 5:44 pm

a “high-velocity air rifle”

A Red Ryder BB gun? This is the best the Teabaggers can muster?

White Jesus is disappoint.

HistoriCat August 13, 2012 at 5:56 pm

And I thought there was nothing that would make muscular Jesus cry …

Guppy August 13, 2012 at 5:57 pm

It's a single, manly tear, much like the 9/11 Eagle.

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Is that the punchline of a joke that involves a guy in a bar showing Muscular Jesus his dick? Because I know that one.

tessiee August 14, 2012 at 1:27 am

I knew he was gonna get in trouble with that "I am a fisher of men" line.

MittBorg August 14, 2012 at 1:33 am

(sticks fingers in ears) Didn't hear that, LALALA, didn't hear that at all.

You know you're gonna get us both sent to the hottest corner of Catholic hell for that.

Negropolis August 14, 2012 at 7:34 am

And the whole "This is my body. Eat me!" didn't help, either.

Generation[redacted] August 13, 2012 at 6:09 pm

I dunno. I have a Benjamin .22 I occasionally used for rats, at 685 fps I wouldn't want to be shot with it.

Guppy August 13, 2012 at 6:18 pm

But if a Teabagger had that kind of money, they'd be obligated to spend it on a large-caliber pistol (complete with high-capacity magazine) to openly carry. An air rifle just can't extend one's dick like that.

schvitzatura August 13, 2012 at 8:46 pm

You sure as shit wouldn't want to get hit by this; not Ralphie's Red Ryder:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUEwxg32s6Y&fe

Tundra Grifter August 13, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Guppy:

I'm with you on this one. I'm not an expert. But, unless we're dealing with Col. Sebastian Moran ("The second most dangerous man in London"), bb's or pellets are fired from a "high-velocity air rifle." Not "shots."

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 6:49 pm

They can still put somebody's eye out.

Tundra Grifter August 13, 2012 at 8:20 pm

I saw a note on the Internets that "Christmas Story 2" went straight to DVD.

Memo to Hollywood: Not every movie needs to be remade, updated, or sequeled.

HistoriCat August 14, 2012 at 9:49 am

Not every movie needs to be remade, updated, or sequeled.

You will NEVER eat lunch in this town again.

James Michael Curley August 13, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Conan-Doyle, if I remember correctly, has Moran using 'revolver' bullets in his 'high-velocity air rifle'. It has been over thirty years and I don't have my collection of Homes loaded on this computer. It's the Adventure of the Empty House or something.

Tundra Grifter August 13, 2012 at 8:52 pm

JMC:

The game is afoot!

Yes, it is "The Adventure of the Empty House." And I believe you are correct – the high-powered rifle (Col. Moran cocked it with a lever to charge it with the compressed air, as I recall) shot a revolver bullet.

Where's nilist when we need him?

Tundra Grifter August 13, 2012 at 9:02 pm

… from the pocket of his overcoat he drew a bulky object, and he busied himself in some task which ended with a loud, sharp click, as if a spring or bolt had fallen into its place. Still kneeling upon the floor he bent forward and threw all his weight and strength upon some lever, with the result that there came a long, whirling, grinding noise, ending once more in a powerful click. He straightened himself then, and I saw that what he held in his hand was a sort of gun, with a curiously misshapen butt. He opened it at the breech, put something in, and snapped the breech-lock.

Holmes had picked up the powerful air-gun from the floor, and was examining its mechanism.

"An admirable and unique weapon," said he, "noiseless and of tremendous power: I knew Von Herder, the blind German mechanic, who constructed it to the order of the late Professor Moriarty. For years I have been aware of its existence though I have never before had the opportunity of handling it. I commend it very specially to your attention, Lestrade and also the bullets which fit it."

James Michael Curley August 13, 2012 at 9:33 pm

My memory is not that good, but that particular curiosity is one I remember from the reading I did as a young teen, as we were all hoping for the air rifles we saw on the back of comics and woman dressed and built like those inside them. I even took my meager savings and bought a canister of bb’s as my father said he may let me get one but he would keep the ammo.

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 13, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Did he say "Muslims" or "Mormons". I always get the two mixed up.

YouBetcha August 13, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Is that why you flaked on your child support? Kids were Muslin?

Asshole.

rickmaci August 13, 2012 at 5:56 pm

If I was Muslim and lived in Illinois, I would start a fundraiser for Joe Deadbeatdad's family to raise money for them while they fight out support in court with fucktard father.

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 6:51 pm

May I Tweet that, dear? I like to Tweet things like this to Joe on a daily basis.

rickmaci August 13, 2012 at 7:25 pm

YES YES YES.

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 8:10 pm

ha! Done!

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 6:50 pm

So THAT'S it! I knew he had a good reason!

Cheap bastard now has two OTHER kids, and I wonder if he's supporting THEM, either.

sufferinsuccotash August 13, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Now if Muslims in this country got guns to defend themselves…
We could lock them up for suspected terrorist activities!!
[/cue nasty Richard Widmark-Tommy Udo-type laugh]

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 8:23 pm

That still chills me, man. Best role that guy had, I think.

Blueb4sinrise August 13, 2012 at 5:47 pm

via RawStory

Conrad had reportedly attended community meetings in 2003 and 2004 to oppose the mosque, neighbor Berdella Wehrmacher, 90, told the The Chicago Tribune.

“We fought to keep it away, not because it was a mosque but because they took away our park,” Wehrmacher insisted.

Chet Kincaid_ August 13, 2012 at 6:34 pm

"Wehrmacher"? Really? She's named after Hitler's Army?

Blueb4sinrise August 13, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Self-Godwinning.

Limeylizzie August 13, 2012 at 7:45 pm

I got nothing!

Mumbly_Joe August 13, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Right. And here in New York, people from Long Island and English Fascists protested the one in Lower Manhattan, not because it was a mosque, but because they really liked that abandoned Burlington Coat Factory.

foxpuppet August 13, 2012 at 10:33 pm

This is what I think of when I hear the phrase 'English Fascists': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pytPGA5AY7U

Incitefully_Joe August 14, 2012 at 7:57 am

Meanwhile, I think of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1Ib0-yKmoA

Comrade Wingtardd August 13, 2012 at 5:47 pm

"Not only are they in New Hampshire … they're in South Carolina and Oklahoma and Arizona and North Dakota and New Mexico, and they're going to California and Texas and New York! And they're going to South Dakota and Oregon and Washington and Michigan. And then they're going to Washington, D.C. to take back the White House, Yeeeeeaaaaaargh!"

Baconzgood August 13, 2012 at 6:25 pm

This made me laugh Pepsi out of my nose…on the trolly on my way home from work in front of 50 people. Stick around Wonkette C.W. you're going places kid.

Chet Kincaid_ August 13, 2012 at 6:35 pm

There always was somethin' funny about that Dean, in a "perfect Muslin cuz nobody would suspect" way!!!1!

Negropolis August 13, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Aha! I always knew that Jew was a Muslim. I bet yoou his birthname was Haward Al-Din. And, Al Gore? Really? More like Al-Gohr.

unclejeems August 13, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Spreading like Sharia law through the length and breadth of the land.

fawkedifiknow August 13, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Joe the Plumber, meet Joe the Dumber.

carlgt1 August 13, 2012 at 5:51 pm

My guess is that the chicken-shit, cowardly RepugliKKKans are building up to a huge speech at the Repug National Convention where Mittens proclaims: "The only thing we have – is fear itself!"

bikerlaureate August 13, 2012 at 6:19 pm

ISWYDT.

Took me a couple re-reads… but I would buy the t-shirt if you decide to popularize that motto.

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Mact of the fatter is if you put that on a tee shirt, a lot of people would want to buy it.

Negropolis August 13, 2012 at 10:55 pm

This is so full of win….

rickmaci August 13, 2012 at 5:52 pm

You know who else gave speeches full of hate and bigotry that inspired his mentally unbalanced followers to take to the streets and do crazy things?

Blueb4sinrise August 13, 2012 at 5:55 pm

God?

rickmaci August 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Which one you talking about? I recall that Zeus could cop some really mental attitudes about non-olympians.

Blueb4sinrise August 13, 2012 at 6:04 pm

The one 'he am who am' or somethin like that. I fergit.

rickmaci August 13, 2012 at 6:19 pm

OH. You mean the one that ghost wrote the book "Leviticus."

Incitefully_Joe August 13, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Popeye?????

SorosBot August 13, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Manson?

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 8:25 pm

My father's house has many Mansons?

Negropolis August 13, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Well, many folks do find Jesus in prison, so that makes sense.

Troglodeity August 13, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Sarah Palin?

RadioBowels August 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Palin?

SorosBot August 13, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh?

bikerlaureate August 13, 2012 at 6:20 pm

George Wallace ?

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Did they really wait for ME to show up and say it? Did they? (peeks through fingers)

I can't bear to look!

Oh, fuck it. Hitler.

bobbert August 13, 2012 at 9:30 pm

We always wait for you.

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 11:58 pm

(Hugs the bobbert)

Incitefully_Joe August 13, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Ronald Reagan?

horsedreamer_1 August 13, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Bin Laden?

Negropolis August 13, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Post-60's Marion Shepilov Barry?

elviouslyqueer August 13, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Tammy Duckworth is going to wipe the floor with Joe's ass so bad that he's going to have to don one of his ex-wife's dresses, hitch his skirt up, and flee the country to escape the utter shame and humiliation.

Fred_Wertham_Jr August 13, 2012 at 6:11 pm

If it was good enough for Jefferson Davis, it's good enough for Joe.

Limeylizzie August 13, 2012 at 7:46 pm

If possible, I would like the opportunity to kick him in the testicles before he leaves.

James Michael Curley August 13, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Get out there and do it! Tammy looses her balance when she tries.

Negropolis August 13, 2012 at 11:04 pm

King Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette libel!

Wilcoxyz August 13, 2012 at 5:53 pm

I hope we can fight this in Elk Grove so we don't have to fight it in America.

Attention radical Islam: the battleground to destroy America is in Elk Grove. Joe Walsh is our leader.

PhilippePetain August 13, 2012 at 5:58 pm

We should actually hope for more of this, until every one of these nutters just goes batshit illegal-style crazy and then we can lock them up, forever, the end.

Toomush_Infer August 13, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Please, crazy people, protect us from this national threat that is Joe Walsh…. Please….

Baconzgood August 13, 2012 at 6:01 pm

He's right. Every Friday the libyan place across the street closes from 1-2 for prayer, thus threating me to go to the shitty hot dog cart if I'm unwilling to wait for them to open (respecting their freedom to practice their faith). That's how cunning these cats are. They are attacking my small intestines every week by making me eat a shitty chili dog off the douche bag from the Bronx.

Boojum August 13, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Thereby trampling on your religious freedom, to not have them do that.

GhostBuggy August 13, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Yeah, that's right, the new front in the jihad is fuckin' Addison.

Nobody tell Deadbeat Joe about Dearborn. His head would explode.

Troglodeity August 13, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Until Joe Walsh puts out campaign posters with mosque locations depicted in crosshairs, he's only an amateur.

mavenmaven August 13, 2012 at 6:03 pm

"What's a few innocent deaths when I'm trying to get reelected?"

MonkeyMotion August 13, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Walsh/Bachmann 2016.

Together we'll wipe out sanity.

sewollef August 14, 2012 at 7:10 am

Sanity's a few miles west of Elk Grove, right?

In which case, I advocate nuking it from space. Just to be sure.

ph7 August 13, 2012 at 6:07 pm

The high velocity air rifle was powered by the pressure vacuum in Walsh's empty skull.

Rotundo_ August 13, 2012 at 6:16 pm

What a magnificent example of Republican Congressional Leadership! Joe should be held up as a model of why America is in the state it's in and praised. Although I would settle for his being held up at any number of places in the Chicago Metropolitan area.

Swampgas_Man August 13, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Held up by a noose.

Of VOTES!

Mittens Howell, III August 13, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Joe Walsh holds Town Hall meetings in his head to save on catering.

barto August 13, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Of course, the real victim here is Joe Walsh, not the security guard (or the people he was "guarding", haw!).
Now poor Joe will have to pretend to "apologize" for his delusional paranoia – or not. I'm guessing not. Still, he remains the injured party.

PubOption August 13, 2012 at 7:45 pm

It is surely not a good thing that the Muslim Education Center is in need of a security guard.

anniegetyerfun August 13, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Huh, this is probably pretty much what went through Wade Michael Page's head, too.

bikerlaureate August 13, 2012 at 6:21 pm

QFT –

It would be irresponsible to say that Joe Walsh is directly responsible for this attack, but not as irresponsible as Joe Walsh is when he talks about Islam, so that’s something.

That sentence is a thing of beauty, Jesse.

ElPinche August 13, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Walsh is dangerous to families, wives, and children. Walsh lives a miserable existence as hopeless loser, and he's taking out on Muslims.. and this country for that matter.

Mittens Howell, III August 13, 2012 at 6:21 pm

If Walsh was a Democrat Romney would call him Ba-walsh-loney.

satyricrash August 13, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Life's been good to Joe so far.

kittensdontlie August 13, 2012 at 8:17 pm

But they say he's crazy.

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 8:30 pm

This one, not so much.

Tundra Grifter August 13, 2012 at 6:32 pm

I think we all need to regularly revisit this Report:
http://www.fas.org/irp/eprint/rightwing.pdf

DerrickWildcat August 13, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Did he say what he wants to do about it?

Barrelhse August 13, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Hey, Joe…

bobbert August 13, 2012 at 9:54 pm

He don't wanna talk about it.

Negropolis August 13, 2012 at 11:09 pm

No, because following up baseless accusations with actual actions would just be gauche.

Fuckin' cowards, the lot of them.

zippy_w_pinhead August 13, 2012 at 6:41 pm

I liked him much better when he was with the James Gang. As part of the GOP Gang he kinda sucks…

MissTaken August 13, 2012 at 6:43 pm

In Islam fathers are required to pay child support, that is why Joe Walsh hates it.

kittensdontlie August 13, 2012 at 8:06 pm

He hates America for the same reason.

gogogodzilla August 13, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Wait, I thought we had to fight them over there so we wouldn't have to fight them over here.

Fukui-sanYesOta August 13, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Aha, but they were sneaky and were here all the time!

BlueStateLibel August 13, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Slightly off topic, but not maybe not, the best description ever of today's Republicans from "Games of Thrones" author: "They are oligarchs and racists clad in the skins of dead elephants."

owhatever August 13, 2012 at 7:14 pm

His proof is that … uh …

Nostrildamus August 13, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Cutting off terrorist funding must be his rationale for skipping out on child support.

PubOption August 13, 2012 at 7:47 pm

The smoker you drink, the more bigoted you get.

James Michael Curley August 13, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Stop hating on this guy and start beating on him.

He won in 2010 by only 291 votes in a district which was less democratic then he has now. Also he is up against Tammy Duckworth whom he grossly insulted.

In the 6th district Duckworth lost in 2006 only because her opponent, Peter Roskam, ran a significant number of ads stating she was an intruder because she lived in an apartment a few blocks out of the district. Illinois like many other states has no requirement that the candidate live in the district.

Duckworth has a squeaky clean rep and this sleazeball is heading for a fall.

Hell, he even looks like a teabag that's been left in cold water too long.

James Michael Curley August 13, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Wow, I can reply to my own comment! I forgot to mention that Roskam used doctored photographs of Tammy that highlighted her less than WASP appearance. She is the daughter of a man whose roots go back before the Revolutionary war and a Chinese-american woman he met in Thailand while a career military man.

horsedreamer_1 August 13, 2012 at 10:29 pm

She is Tiger Woods?

I say keep this adulteress out of Washington!

Biel_ze_Bubba August 13, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Seems to me that the real terrists are the nutbags outside the mosques, firing in.

fuflans August 13, 2012 at 9:09 pm

joe walsh is just just awful. morally and politcally bankrupt, unaccomplished, bombastic, smug, hypocritical…

i will be very pleased if this tool goes down. (and am helping tammy to that end.)

bobbert August 13, 2012 at 9:14 pm

He's a schmuck, too.

MittBorg August 14, 2012 at 12:04 am

I'm so proud of you for doing this! I wish I could walk precincts for Tammy. I love my Reps and I'm ok with all my congresscritters most of the time, and they're all going to win anyway. Congratulations, and I hope Tammy wins in a landslide. Send pitchers!

fuflans August 14, 2012 at 8:05 am

well thank you. it feels like something i can do – i'm in a solidly blue (in fact, ex rahm, ex blago ) district. my vote almost never counts. in 2008, we braved MI for bamz. this year we're helping tammy and MAY consider IOWA. don't think i can brave MI militias in the age of baggers and birthers.

MittBorg August 14, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Makes me wish I wuz young and mobile again. I think we sent Tammy some $$, and I follow her on Twitter, and of course I follow Joe and delight in sending him daily messages pointing out what a fucking LOSER he is. (Personally I think saving up all my bile for him makes it easier to be nice to the rest of the world.)

But if there's anything you can think of that I can DO to help, please let me know. I think Tammy would be a FINE Congresscritter, and definitely superior to that loudmouthed deadbeat child-starving swine.

mosjef August 13, 2012 at 9:24 pm

They're putting flouride in the water to sap our precious bodily fluids.

weejee August 13, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Don't tell Dr. Zoom, AKA General Jack Ripper.

miss_grundy August 13, 2012 at 9:32 pm

This jerk should get together with the Republican a$$hat that is in my book & film library discussion group, since they both are terribly paranoid about Muslims but not about crazy white men with guns.

Misty Malarky August 13, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Does ever he suggest RED DAWN or BEDTIME FOR BONZO for the weekly viewing?

gullywompr August 13, 2012 at 9:58 pm

I hate Illinois Nazis.

foxpuppet August 13, 2012 at 10:05 pm

"One thing I’m sure of is that there are people in this country…"

I actually am surprised to find myself in agreement with Joe Walsh on anything, but I have examined this pronouncement carefully, and cannot disagree.

Negropolis August 13, 2012 at 10:17 pm

I can tell you without even a hint of a doubt that I'm far more afraid of the radical Michigan Militia, Christianist and white supremacists next door to me in Livingston County than I am of anyone in Dearborn. Jus' sayin'.

horsedreamer_1 August 13, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Terry & John Nichols actually took down a Federal Building. Rima Fakih only gave me a boner.

MittBorg August 14, 2012 at 12:04 am

Rima Fakih could give a *dead* man a boner, dood.

foxpuppet August 13, 2012 at 10:23 pm

If you're interested in getting this guy fired, please consider supporting Tammy Duckworth's campaign: https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraiser/2738

subsum August 13, 2012 at 11:07 pm

When you look at the likes of Joe Walsh you really gotta pause and acknowledge that mental illness is a devastating epidemic in this country. People who may otherwise seem fully functional walk around experiencing overwhelming mental storms that prompt them to just open their mouths and say whatever comes out without any regard to logic or reason. Joe Walsh is obviously one of them. The man needs help. It really must suck to be him.

GinnehRED57 August 13, 2012 at 11:33 pm

I go to church in Elk Grove Village, and have sent links to the original news story to the vicar (a vicar, we has one). I'd like to propose some kind of fast-breaking feast with local Muslims and everyone else… This crap from Walsh has to be answered with love (and an awesome buffet).

Oh, Tammy, you've got to beat this guy, hard. He's just embarassing us.

MittBorg August 14, 2012 at 12:06 am

Good on ya. These worthless fucks must be shown up to be worthless fucks by the sheer human decency of the people around them. I can't wait for Walsh to subside into the primordial ooze from whence he came, I'm sure.

banana_bread August 13, 2012 at 11:37 pm

For the record, I spent my entire childhood in Addison and Radical Muslim was not one of the prevailing stereotypes. If he really wants to rile up Addison, he needs to talk about one of the following Addison stereotypes: Italian Guido, Greek Asshole, Mexican Gangbanger and That One Black Guy Over There.

For my money, I'd go with the Messicans because they are brown and close enough right?

BZ1 August 14, 2012 at 12:12 am

Tammy Duckworth do your thing!

RadioBowels August 14, 2012 at 12:51 am

OT and BTW. Hey Romney, how did that criticism of the London Olympics work out for you?

Fukui-sanYesOta August 14, 2012 at 4:15 am

London is perhaps the most multi-cultural city in the world. Walking even in previous years in Covent Garden, say, or along the south bank of the Thames, one routinely encountered a dizzying multitude of languages and a profusion of faces found in no other single place on the planet.

Aw, I'd say NY and SF are up there.

Aside from that, every single UK colleague of mine is frankly uncomprehending that Americans could possibly vote in Willard over Bammaz.

Not that it'll happen

edit: and I need to talk to you. Gimme a bit.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 14, 2012 at 7:52 am

Sounds a lot like the #7, rolling through Queens.

MittBorg August 14, 2012 at 12:43 pm

New York was the second city I fell in love with. I could live there, if not for winter.

RadioBowels August 14, 2012 at 9:31 am

Yes, NYC and SF are up there. I'm not much of a world traveller, but you named my top three.
Full disclosure: I live near DC.

MittBorg August 14, 2012 at 12:42 pm

London was delightfully and *remarkably* cosmopolitan when I was there. It was wonderful to be meandering through the streets listening to polyglot rhythms. Malaysian Chinese conversing in fluent Cantonese and Hokkien, Greeks and Lebanese and all kinds of Mediterranean tongues, the French girls who served us oysters at a bar, the chattering, incomprehensible Poles, tiny Pakistani doll-child girls in full shalwar kameez. It was a Blade-Runnerish city of the future.

Fukui-sanYesOta August 15, 2012 at 2:38 am

It's a wonderful, beautiful city and I love it so much. Between the architecture, the museums, the history and the multiculturalism, there's nowhere the same. Others are similar for similar reasons, as I've mentioned, but it's not like anywhere else.

One evening I ate very good Vietnamese food and then saw the Queen at the Royal Ballet. Not many places you can do that … although I believe I ate Mexican before seeing the SF Ballet's excellent Romeo and Juliet.

There's a vibrancy, a vitality, about cities like NY, SF, London. It's stunning.

I'd love to see somewhere like Hong Kong, or Tokyo, or Buenos Aires to see whether it's anything like the same.

MittBorg August 15, 2012 at 3:03 am

When I was in HK lo, these many aeons ago, it was a bright, spirited, funky, stinky city, with red-cheeked mainland Chinese running underground business in the streets while the gwai lohs lived it up in the so-veddy Colonial buildings. It's changed some since then, but still has a wild and crazy vibe, I'm told. Tokyo's quite the challenge if you can't *read* Japanese, or was a couple decades back. Check out Singapore, Jakarta, Manila, Bangkok, they've all grown more cosmopolitan and busier than ever.

tessiee August 14, 2012 at 1:28 am

Shorter Joe Walsh: "I hate Illinois Muslims".

Pat_Pending August 14, 2012 at 2:08 am

So… If I'm not supposed to take JW at his word, is he just joshin' us? He doesn't really mean there's a threat? Is this satire? Irony? Word salad?

I would be so THRILLED if the hate-y folks had little pop-up video comments next to their faces so the rhetoric impaired could figure out what to do next. Kill or laugh, Kill or laugh…

randcoolcatdaddy August 14, 2012 at 8:49 am

Muslims are trying to kill Americans?

I had no idea so many Muslims were NRA members.

DahBoner August 14, 2012 at 9:00 am

Today's GOP: FEAR, HATE, GREED

BoatOfVelociraptors August 14, 2012 at 9:25 am

I prefer sex. drugs, and rock and roll. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQN7fYLcNw4

ttommyunger August 14, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Hmmmmm. Judging from the pictures, it appears to be the same eleven people showing up at every one of this fuck-wad's speaking engagements. That would explain a lot…

Blueb4sinrise August 13, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Okay, if you say so. I though Thomas Hobbes wrote that though.

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 8:13 pm

I'm on it, dood! I am so on it, you don't know. Still sucks, though.

The good thing is, I'm feeling energized. So energized, I'm getting my house fixed up. Of course, I expect the strain on my relationships will end up with me being single again in no time, but ya gotta sacrifice for the things you *want* in this life. Like a working fucking shower.

So, how's by you?

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 8:35 pm

I theenk you make the leetle joke wit' me, meester Incitefully_Joe, yes? You make the funny haha? Yes, I theenk. (attempts to look profound, trips over own feet)

bobbert August 13, 2012 at 9:22 pm

If I read the article correctly, it turns out three people were "removed", but no one was arrested. Because, after all, why? The local cops don't really need a lawsuit.

bobbert August 13, 2012 at 9:19 pm

What, you have to do plumbing with a bum leg? Z the Plumber?

glasspusher August 13, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Hey man, wow! Energized is good. Anyone who can't handle that, you don't want or need. My physician is finally getting with the program and I may be getting an MRI soon. I bet I light it up like a christmas tree, and he'll see this thing is no joke. I continue to keep on keepin' on.

MittBorg August 13, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Oh, hell, no way. I had to stop rewiring the boxes in the lab, and *that* floor wasn't anywhere near as hard, cold, and filled with vermin as the crawl space. I'm going to hand someone *else* a nice wad of cash and tell *them* to fix the fucking plumbing. The shower's been driving me nuts for years.

HogeyeGrex August 13, 2012 at 10:13 pm

See? She really was a trailblazer for the modern Right.

Principles, schminciples.

MittBorg August 14, 2012 at 1:25 am

(Hugs tessiee) I've never thought of myself as a good person, although I certainly try to be. Thank you.

No noogies.

Negropolis August 14, 2012 at 3:19 am

You know, it blows my mind that there is nearly a murder a day in the city I was born in and that it actually used to be worse. Our communities have been seeing these kind of numbers for decades and though murders have gone down we still have some of the highest rates in the developed world. In my hometown, something like 70% of homicides are drug related and something like 80%+ are done with gun. How can anyone in power go to sleep knowing that when they wake up someone else will have already died and will die the next night?

There are solutions; we're just cowards.

MittBorg August 14, 2012 at 12:46 pm

(Hugs fartknocker) That's OK. This is not really a snarkable, anyway.

BoatOfVelociraptors August 14, 2012 at 8:48 am

Imaginary survivor's pride vs real survivor's guilt.

HistoriCat August 14, 2012 at 9:43 am

I've never thought of myself as a good person, although I certainly try to be.

I'm going to adapt this and have them use it on my tombstone.

MittBorg August 14, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I'm bringing toasting forks, you bring marshmallows. We're spending a LONG time with Biely.

MittBorg August 14, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Hey, no fair, that's MY line! Man, you can't even keep your fuckin' OBIT safe in this place, everybody wants to play grabby-grabby.

HistoriCat August 14, 2012 at 12:48 pm

If it's any consolation, I wasn't really planning on having a tombstone.

MittBorg August 14, 2012 at 12:50 pm

(Hugs glasspusher) Oh, noes! I didn't know you had something wrong. I think you told me, but I was being awfully self-involved and self-centered. I'm so sorry. Is it the knee? Here's hoping it's something minor. Let us know, OK?

MittBorg August 14, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Yaknow, Hogeye, when you put it *that* way …

MittBorg August 14, 2012 at 12:52 pm

A subsequent article indicated that there had been some arrests, but I don't recall where it was, so no linky, sry.

MittBorg August 14, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I am so not consoled by this, since I never want to think of living in a world without a HistoriCat in it. (sniff!)

MittBorg August 14, 2012 at 2:42 pm

(Hugs HogeyeGrex) Look, at least it hasn't kacked yet. I'm just glad I don't have to worry about YOU TOO.

HistoriCat August 14, 2012 at 3:12 pm

You are the sweetest psychotic clown ever!

MittBorg August 14, 2012 at 4:32 pm

For a total nutbag, I can be pretty OK, huh?

I can't help it, I just fell in love with ALL you goddamn people, you know? (Hugs the HistoriCat, rubs the furry belly) No claws!

Negropolis August 14, 2012 at 10:51 pm

My dad and his family were raised Catholic (yes, folks, there is such a thing as Blah Catholics) — though, he's even more anti-religion than I am, now –, so I'll ask him where the best seats are.

MittBorg August 14, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Whole *buncha* Blah Catlicks living right around here, dude. You should see 'em give the Baptists the stinkeye, too. They don't hold with that hollerin' and stuff.

Something tells me we won't need sweaters, anyway.

glasspusher August 15, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Hey man,No, it's my back…been hurting for the last 2.5 years. Fell on the stairs letting the cat out in the middle of the night. Oh, to rewind the clock…

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