PROGRAMMING  6:12 pm August 29, 2012

Your Wednesday Tampa Liveblogging Details!

by Jim Newell

Jesse Taylor will liveblog speeches sometime around 9:00 tonight! See you then!

 
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nounverb911 August 29, 2012 at 6:13 pm

How much do we drink every time Ryan mentions rape?

weejee August 29, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Will this be whine and cheese abuse, or beer and brats blasphemy?

BoatOfVelociraptors August 29, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Imma gonna go with Cracker Smacker libel.

Warpde August 29, 2012 at 7:08 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_urvjCXg6c
Slorry, sneded a wramup..hic…

sbj1964 August 29, 2012 at 7:30 pm

What about Rap Rape?Rap stars have been raping the word music for years.

kittensdontlie August 29, 2012 at 6:14 pm

ASU! ASU! ASU! ASU! ASU! ASU! ASU! ASU! …..

weejee August 29, 2012 at 6:16 pm

APU! APU! APU!…

Arborista August 29, 2012 at 6:17 pm

PU! PU!

nounverb911 August 29, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Pupu Platter? Good idea. Maybe we'll have Chinese tonight.

Crank_Tango August 29, 2012 at 6:22 pm

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smokefilledroommate August 29, 2012 at 6:41 pm

APU! APU! APU! Who needs the Kwikie Mart?

Arborista August 29, 2012 at 7:04 pm

FUBAR! FUBAR! FUBAR! FUBAR! FUBAR! FUBAR! FUBAR! FUBAR!

OneDollarJuana August 29, 2012 at 7:26 pm

FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP! FAP!

TribecaMike August 29, 2012 at 6:23 pm

The Sun Devils? HAH!!!* More like the Dust Devils. When the going gets tough, they fade away with the wind. Go U of A Wildcats!**

*In memory of the late great Phyllis Diller. Miss you, babe.

** In memory of the late great UofA basketball coach and all-around good guy Fred Snowden, who broke the color barrier in Honky Land. Miss you, Fred.

Blueb4sinrise August 29, 2012 at 6:57 pm

KICK THEIR ASS ,TM.

THE FOX !!!!!!!!!!

TribecaMike August 29, 2012 at 6:58 pm

;-[)

coolhandnuke August 29, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Great teams–Bob Elliot, Al Fleming. Eric Money, Jim Rappis, Coniel Norman…
I'm a graduate of the Fred Snowden basketball camp for boys.
And my old man covered the 'Cats for the now defunct "Citizen" for 30 years.

TribecaMike August 29, 2012 at 8:14 pm

;-) My first "grown up" job was doing paste-up mechanicals at the Citizen in the early seventies before I moved over to the Star. Right wing editorial stance, but a lot of really nice and helpful folks there who put up with a lot of youthful incompetence on my part. For years, I've been planning a novel about those days, but the only problem is I can't write fiction to save my arse.

coolhandnuke August 29, 2012 at 8:20 pm

I covered high school sports–while I was in high school–for the Citizen when my dad was sports editor. They canned me due to some nepotism clause.

BlueStateLibel August 29, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Ah, the ancient call of Cthulu to call the Great Old Ones from the watery depths of the Tampa Bay to feast on the corpulent flesh assembled at the convention hall tonight…

sbj1964 August 29, 2012 at 6:14 pm

throwing peanuts at my TV for the animals in Tampa.

Beowoof August 29, 2012 at 6:44 pm

The dog chewed my nerf balls for throwing at the TV. So I really shouldn't watch or something may get broken.

sbj1964 August 29, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Throwing your balls around can be dangerous,and painful.

Fare la Volpe August 29, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Never let the dog's mouth around your balls.

-Fare la Volpe, Sr.

DerrickWildcat August 29, 2012 at 6:51 pm

You are good friend to animals.

weejee August 29, 2012 at 6:15 pm

They're going to have a Shrub hologram?

Xan August 29, 2012 at 6:34 pm

It's gonna be Lincoln

MLHencken August 29, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Eddie Munster Prime Time?

LibertyLover August 29, 2012 at 7:03 pm

He's spit shining his widow's peak as we speak.

Arborista August 29, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Rubio just said his job tonight is to introduce Romney in a way that highlights his success as a person, not just as a businessman.

HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa!!!!!!

Crank_Tango August 29, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Oh Rubio, they just don't need you anymore.

Butch_Wagstaff August 29, 2012 at 7:45 pm

He's still trying to get into the old boys' club by kissing their asses, though.

weejee August 29, 2012 at 6:25 pm

So the Junior Senator from Florida has to provide the Rubio-con? Will Julius Mittens be able to cross that?

Crank_Tango August 29, 2012 at 6:29 pm

On an elephant, just like Hannibal!

Arborista August 29, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Nucem iacta est.

ETA: I'm assuming that there is no Latin word for 'peanut'?

weejee August 29, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Since the peanut hails from the Bushies' beloved Paraguay, probly not.

Biff August 29, 2012 at 8:15 pm

But hey, Latin America!

Crank_Tango August 29, 2012 at 8:56 pm

I believe ground nut used to be a term for peanut. Also goober peas, if those translate.

BlueStateLibel August 29, 2012 at 7:14 pm

He meant Romney's success as a human replicant.

Crank_Tango August 29, 2012 at 7:18 pm

U didn't build Rmoney!

Fare la Volpe August 29, 2012 at 7:38 pm

"So life-like! And you can barely see the zipper!"

Angry_Marmot August 29, 2012 at 8:38 pm

He's seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ads on fire off the shoulder of Paul Ryan. He's watched C-notes glitter in the dark waters off the Cayman Islands. All those … moments, will be lost, in time, like tears… in the rain…

TribecaMike August 29, 2012 at 6:22 pm

In honor of this solemn occasion, I picked up a large bag of salted shelled peanuts. Feel free to dig in, ya Wonkers.

LibertyLover August 29, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Do we get to chuck them at anyone?

TribecaMike August 29, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Chuck, shuck, do what you will.

SayItWithWookies August 29, 2012 at 6:23 pm

John McCain speaks tonight, right? I thought he'd be tired of crashing and burning by now, but nothing seems to stop ol' Piss and Gristle.

nounverb911 August 29, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Maybe he'll set the Forrestal on fire again tonight.

Mittens Howell, III August 29, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Green Screen!

glasspusher August 29, 2012 at 8:27 pm

I will never forget the Colbert green screen challenge. Awesome.

not that Dewey August 29, 2012 at 6:35 pm

This is good news for John McCain.

Incitefully_Joe August 29, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Save some energy for EVERY SINGLE SUNDAY POLITICAL TALK SHOW ON THE PLANET, old man!

Biff August 29, 2012 at 8:16 pm

What a fucking pimp ol' Walnuts has become!

taylormattd August 29, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Will there be more pornographic dancing to My Neck, My Back?
http://gawker.com/5939003/the-best-republican-con

DemmeFatale August 29, 2012 at 6:41 pm

I'm white, but I don't think I'm white enough for that group!

(That is one NASTY song!)

Steverino247 August 29, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Nobody sings it like Richard Cheese!

Beowoof August 29, 2012 at 6:53 pm

You can't say that without giving the link

Some fine Vegas entertainment.

mayor_quimby August 29, 2012 at 9:04 pm

You're welcome, White America, in the fine tradition of jazz and rock and roll, only the classiest music to be ripped off.

Steverino247 August 30, 2012 at 1:27 pm

You're not in on the joke, obviously. He supports the original artists by paying appropriate royalties and has great musicians in his band.

viennawoods13 August 29, 2012 at 7:10 pm

That was totally awesome.

Callyson August 29, 2012 at 7:26 pm

WIN.

Biff August 29, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Sweet jeebus, that woman wearing the "48" shirt ovulated on the spot!

Callyson August 29, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Went from there to YouTube to see it again. 173 likes, 2 dislikes. USA!!! USA!!!

Beowoof August 29, 2012 at 6:25 pm

I haven't decided yet what this event should be called, LoserFest or Festival of Bullshit. However, I think I will look for a rerun of the Newsroom before I watch this nightmare. Well maybe some on Current as at least John Fugelsang will be on and as professional comedian, who would be more appropriate comment on this Diarrhea Dump on America.

Mittens Howell, III August 29, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Can't wait for the "Kill Medicare, Kill" chant to go up during Ryan's speech.

finallyhappy August 29, 2012 at 8:51 pm

I saw some awful commercial today-I was passing by- in which old people claim the ACA will harm them and take away their health care choices- so maybe no one told them about Ryan's plan- use up those vouchers and die

Mittens Howell, III August 29, 2012 at 6:31 pm

George W. Bush will be there, locked in a V.I.P. booth with a bowl of pretzels.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 29, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Locked from the outside, most likely.

glasspusher August 29, 2012 at 8:28 pm

My money's on the pretzels in this cage match

DerrickWildcat August 29, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Crap. How long does Honkey Mania go on?

TribecaMike August 29, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Forever, it appears.

TribecaMike August 29, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Huckabee's speech slamming the US's plan to join the League of Nations oughta be a real barnburnin' roofraiser. Yee-hah!

johnnyzhivago August 29, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Thank you for watching this so we don't have to!

rocktonsam August 29, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Amen

kittensdontlie August 29, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Tonight there will be a Ron Paul Video, so I imagine there will be the obligatory warning for those young impressionable R-souls to turn away from the teevee…

Mittens Howell, III August 29, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Live blogging, huh? I'd like to thank you, Jesse, for your sacrifice.

LibrarianX August 29, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Oh boyohboyohboyohboy!!! Almost time to feed some peasants to the lions!!!!!

Mittens Howell, III August 29, 2012 at 6:41 pm

What's the number on the Republican Gaffe Clock?

TribecaMike August 29, 2012 at 7:11 pm

With this crowd, that depends on their collective Serta sleep number.

Callyson August 29, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Infinity.

Arborista August 29, 2012 at 7:32 pm

How high can it go?

no_gravity August 29, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Three peanuts.

bikerlaureate August 29, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Good try.
Darn Muslin numerals!

barto August 29, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Shit, did I mss the part where Christie helicopters in and then gets in an SUV for the remaining 100 yard trip to the podium?

cheetojeebus August 29, 2012 at 8:00 pm

I visualized some sort of goldfoil covered robotic spider thing with a bucket in the center with Christie poured in, walking above all the little people to the podium. A small laser gun mounted on the bottom to blast anyone who gets 'smart' with him. You know, 'cause it's a special event.

UnholyMoses August 29, 2012 at 6:42 pm

By watching this thing and giving them ratings, you're just encouraging them.

Arborista August 29, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Can't one watch it & NOT give it ratings?

Mittens Howell, III August 29, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Breaking: Gov. Christie just ate all the convention canapes, none left for Mitt Romney.

TribecaMike August 29, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Canapé as in furniture? I can see Christie noshing on a settee or two for brunch.

Toomush_Infer August 29, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Based on last night, could we begin live posting now and be done with it by 8:00 Eastern Daylight Time?…. I'm an oldz and will be drunk soon, but am hoping not to miss anything important….(I only stay up for the Maddow lure)….

Mittens Howell, III August 29, 2012 at 6:50 pm

(Overheard)

Romney speech writer #1: "When you prick me, does sawdust not fall from my limbs?"

Romney speech writer #2: "Keep that in–the humans will like that."

smokefilledroommate August 29, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Writer #2: "However, 'corregated' sounds *BLEEPBLORP* more "blue collar" as they say.

Writer #1: "Mitt is wooden, not cardboard. *BLORP*"

Mittens Howell, III August 29, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Romney/Ryan 2012 'BLEEP-BLORP'

Now that's a bumper sticker!

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 29, 2012 at 6:51 pm

The above picture, next to the headline, is as close as Bush will be allowed near Tampa if Romney has anything to do about it.

natoslug August 29, 2012 at 6:58 pm

I just got a free bottle of wine today, so I can only watch until I'm done drinking. (checks watch . . . ) well fuck, I'm done. Wake me if I miss anything sensible.

LibertyLover August 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Last night, I waited and waited until someone mentioned G.W. Bush. I never got to pop the cork on my wine bottle.

THAT's not gonna happen again.

TribecaMike August 29, 2012 at 7:04 pm

It took forever for someone to mention Mitt Romney last night as well. Cheers!

Mittens Howell, III August 29, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Tonights word: 'Reagan'

Happy liver implosion.

Arborista August 29, 2012 at 7:16 pm

'Change' is apparently tonight's catch-phrase, but if you don't want to drink that much, you could also listen for commentators to use the word 'humanize' to refer to how folks are trying to present Mitt to the public.

'Wonk' is a word being used to describe Ryan, so 'family man' is a phrase that could get that cork popped…

Any other predictions for good drinking words/phrases?

LibertyLover August 29, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Might get to drink every time someone refers to the debt clock…

St. Ronnie's name might require more than one bottle.

Deficit, Medicare, Entitlements…. are all good choices…

Blueb4sinrise August 29, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Kittens and Lite Jazz while you wait.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9-3BaPj-0g&fe

smokefilledroommate August 29, 2012 at 7:08 pm

What a purrrfect interlude! Thanky!

Blueb4sinrise August 29, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Really?

smokefilledroommate August 29, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I watched about 3 mins. (I love kittehs, even with bad jazz and cam quality).

Arborista August 29, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Anyone else as impressed as I am by how effectively the p-nut throwing incident was hushed up? If these were delegates/elected officials I think folks have a right to know.

finallyhappy August 29, 2012 at 8:54 pm

You can't just get into the convention(or at least not the Democratic one). You need to have credentials(that is a loose term for this crowd)- someone does know who they are and I think Rush and Sean should just fess up now.

Butch_Wagstaff August 29, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Like Rush would waste a perfectly good snack that way. My guess is that it was Sean.

no_gravity August 29, 2012 at 7:10 pm

There's a bunch of episodes of Family Guy and the Big Bang Theory on tonight on TBS, I think I'm going with that.

BlueStateLibel August 29, 2012 at 7:12 pm

I thought this thing was over by now?

Also, I like how the black lady is laughing at Dubya in that photo – the flag was probably of some cheap transparent material made in China by Bain-offshored workers and she could she see he was holding it upside down.

smokefilledroommate August 29, 2012 at 7:19 pm

I was just thinking the same thing– I could almost hear her voice in my head: "Aw, George, it's upside down! What a goddamned fool!"

Biel_ze_Bubba August 29, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Woman in the black dress: "OMG, he really is as dumb as they say!"
Henry Kissinger's lost twin: "Why is everybody staring and pointing at me?"

bobbert August 29, 2012 at 8:32 pm

That's one of the W spawn, isn't it?

Biel_ze_Bubba August 29, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Could be Babs the Younger … in which case she already knows he's an idiot, and is thinking "Christ, dad, not again!"
And that is Henry the K, and his laugh-a-minute wife Nancy.

Mittens Howell, III August 29, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Mission Accomplished!

Government operatives are busy removing the "XXX Strip Joint–Welcome to Tampa, RNC!" signs from the front of the FEMA detention camp sites.

TribecaMike August 29, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Paul Ryan: The Pat to Mitt's Dick.

kittensdontlie August 29, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Tonight is all about repairing the GOP brand, with the convocation to be given by Ishwar Singh, a Sikh leader, or as "Mitt Romney….mistakenly referred to Sikhs as “sheiks” when speaking about the(temple)shooting." That mitten didn't fall far from the bush, they all smell oil money everywhere.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 29, 2012 at 7:52 pm

I hope they've cleaned up the crowd a bit since the primaries, so he doesn't get booed.

bikerlaureate August 29, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Or at least since the Puerto Rico committeewoman's speech…

rickmaci August 29, 2012 at 7:17 pm

So, will they still be selling peanuts at the concession stands inside the arena tonight?

I want the trademark for an item I would like to sell at the Dem Convention. Bags of ReNutlicans. Pic of Twitt Romoney in his Bain suit with bills sticking out all over on the cover of the package.

Callyson August 29, 2012 at 7:21 pm

I assume you're talking 9 Eastern time, which will be 6 for us left coasters? If so, count me in!

TribecaMike August 29, 2012 at 7:27 pm

I've seen the results of the poll question at the top right of the page asking for Wonkette readers' ages, and ya know what? We're getting too old for this shit.

emmelemm August 29, 2012 at 7:33 pm

I was born too old for this shit.

TribecaMike August 29, 2012 at 11:44 pm

Ain't that the awful truth?

Callyson August 29, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Slightly OT–are her fucking fifteen minutes finally over?

Sarah Palin: Fox News Canceled My Appearances

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/29/sarah-pa

So, God does answer prayers…eventually…

Warpde August 29, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Nah.
Fox is just making room for the next ex-vp candidate.

Mr. Ryan, in 5-4-3-2……..

bobbert August 29, 2012 at 7:49 pm

I'm afraid this may mean she's the Mystery Guest.

viennawoods13 August 29, 2012 at 7:54 pm

That too is my fear.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 29, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Christ … did you see the word salad she spewed out about McCain and the "liberal media"? Still crazy after all these years.

rocktonsam August 29, 2012 at 8:58 pm

I feel bad for Todd. imagine trying to calm that nut case down.

Butch_Wagstaff August 29, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Sarah's fb post translated:
"Waaahhh! No one's paying attention to me during the GOP convention…not even Fox News!"

kittensdontlie August 29, 2012 at 7:44 pm

The Benediction will given by Archbishop Demetrios(R-Greek Orthodox Church).
http://www.goarch.org/archbishop/demetrios/

Depending on the depth of their drunkenness, many delegates might believe ol' man God came to cheer on the Grand Ol' Party….

TribecaMike August 29, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Meanwhile, NY's Cardinal Dolan aka "The Pedophile Hider & Abider" is doing his thing at both the Repug and Dem conventions. Yeesh.

Antispandex August 29, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Hanging the flag upside down means you are in distress….nice picture of W. telling us what we already know. Thanks for fucking shit up, and don't worry, they'll continue to blame the black guy. Enjoy your retirement, or filling the old coffers, or workin' on the ranch, or whatever.

Xan August 29, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Back in '65, when Merka was still real, the 4th grade boys at my school accidentally raised the flag upside down, causing a passing Marine to call in the police and get the school shut down.

Lucidamente1 August 29, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Bonus points: isn't that Henry Kissinger in the row in front of W.?

viennawoods13 August 29, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Yes, and don't he and his wife look like a barrel of fun?

TribecaMike August 29, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Yup, that's him. I usually see him and his very tall wife when I go to the Metropolitan Opera, and always spend the first act talking myself out of jumping over seats and beating that war criminal to a pulp. Thanks for fucking up the world and Verdi, Kissinger!

Lucidamente1 August 29, 2012 at 8:14 pm

I once saw Alan Dershowitz at a performance of Meistersinger, whereupon my head exploded.

TribecaMike August 29, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Let me guess — and then Leontyne Price shot him and put the audience out of their misery?

Angry_Marmot August 29, 2012 at 8:49 pm

At least we know where he was on September 11.

LibertyLover August 29, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Tonight there is going to be a tribute video to Bush of all the "Good times." George Bush Senior is going to cry. Babs will say something poignant. Laura has promised to read to George W. after the convention. Sappy music will play.

Arborista August 29, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Meh. Laura told a funny about Barney biting a reporter… Barbara thinks she's a lucky ducky.

LibertyLover August 29, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Oooh, John McCain is speaking. Revolting Riveting.

But now that he isn't lying anymore, he can be kinda classy.

TribecaMike August 29, 2012 at 8:07 pm

Anyone married to a mobbed-up liquor distributor can't be all bad.

LibertyLover August 29, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Spoke too soon. He went back to being and addled gasbag.

freakishlywrong August 29, 2012 at 8:05 pm

I've died and gone to hell,right? Is Walnuts yelling about war again?

freakishlywrong August 29, 2012 at 8:07 pm

"We can't afford another motherfucking war" . Asshole.

Peckerwood_Pete August 30, 2012 at 9:47 am

Oh surely the party of limited government and financial responsiblity wouldn't start another war we couldn't afford would they!

IonaTrailer August 29, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Let's stay in Afghanistan and not cut Defense spending. Obama playing no roll in defense. Take that dead bin laden

Misty Malarky August 29, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Yay!

Walnuts!

Remember 'Four More Wars!"?

Walnuts bring it back, baby!

IonaTrailer August 29, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Hasn't Walnuts forgotten about how America over-threw the elected President of Iran and replaced him with the Shah?

BarackMyWorld August 29, 2012 at 8:23 pm

To be fair…fuck it, there's no way to spin that.

Peckerwood_Pete August 30, 2012 at 9:46 am

This is America… we do not learn from history. We only repeat it.

SayItWithWookies August 29, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Good gravy, John McCain is going off on Obama for not helping the uprisings in Iran and Syria? What the hell would he recommend we do? Oh, right — it's not his job to suggest another course of action, just to criticize what the current president is doing.

mrblifil August 29, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Mind he warned of doing anything in Egypt and LIbya, so he's definitely the go-to guy on the subject of assisting Arab popular uprisings…

bikerlaureate August 29, 2012 at 9:29 pm

He knows what to do, but won't tell us until after he's elected President.

Top current Republican candidates approve of that coquettish behavior.

Warpde August 29, 2012 at 8:12 pm

War,War,War,War…….
Waiting for the " Just one tactical nuke would solve all our problems." comment.
You go John.

Misty Malarky August 29, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Every danged foreigner Walnuts ever talked to wants to know when it's their time to get some good sweet American ass-kickin'.

quequoi August 29, 2012 at 8:12 pm

I just wanted to say that the Wonketariat has kept me from crying in my soup the last few weeks. Your snark and brains keep me sane. Just wanted to say thank you and decided that there was no better place to spend tonight. Hugs and cocktails being sent to you all through USB.

Mumbletypeg August 29, 2012 at 8:13 pm

This is the only time I turn the old boob tube on anymore, it seems. And accordingly, misplace the remote within minutes.

Warpde August 29, 2012 at 8:22 pm

I stepped on my remote.
Now I'm stuck on some show about small people in a big world…
Damn…..now I have to get up.

Warpde August 29, 2012 at 8:14 pm

And you also trusted a McCain/Palin ticket.
How did that work out?

SayItWithWookies August 29, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Oh — so that's why Mitt went to Israel — to make a campaign commercial.

quequoi August 29, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Is anyone else taking a shot when they hear the word freedom? Crap, I'm in trouble.

Misty Malarky August 29, 2012 at 8:15 pm

WE WANT JOHN BOLTON!

BarackMyWorld August 29, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Only if he sings "Jack Sparrow"…wait, what?

Warpde August 29, 2012 at 8:15 pm

I'm Mitt Romney and I am running for the President Of Israel………

LibertyLover August 29, 2012 at 8:16 pm

John McCain Warmongering 3.0.

Didn't hear him mention Osama Bin Laden, though.

SayItWithWookies August 29, 2012 at 8:17 pm

And now, ladies and gentlemen — the world's whitest jazz band. Sway from side to side, people!

BarackMyWorld August 29, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Throw your hands up in the air, and wave 'em like you killed Medicare!

Blueb4sinrise August 29, 2012 at 8:18 pm

1 Across folder projections

1 Down major no-no
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Biel_ze_Bubba August 29, 2012 at 8:49 pm

TABS
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AlterNewt August 29, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Henry Kissinger's expression in that photo. That's how excited I am.

BarackMyWorld August 29, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Special preview of Ryan's speech:
http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k551/denniver

Misty Malarky August 29, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Here's one for the ladies . . .
https://images.encyclopediadramatica.se/7/77/Paul

finallyhappy August 29, 2012 at 8:59 pm

never mind, I will ask Rebecca directly on Saturday night what this "derp" thing is. All of these new funny word things are too much for me.

bikerlaureate August 29, 2012 at 9:31 pm
Warpde August 29, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Why are these people wasting everyone's time talking to people that already agree with them?

TribecaMike August 29, 2012 at 8:28 pm

From the You Can't Make This Shit Up Department:

Mitt Romney's presidential campaign toasted its top donors today aboard a 150-foot yacht flying the flag of the Cayman Islands, ABC News reports.

"The exclusive event, hosted by a Florida developer on his yacht 'Cracker Bay,' was one of a dozen exclusive events meant to nurture those who have raised more than $1 million for Romney's bid."

finallyhappy August 29, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Not sure if I remember this correctly but during a boat tour around Fort Lauderdale, we were told big yachts/boats carry the flag of where they are registered because registry elsewhere saves a huge amount of tax

mrblifil August 29, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Everybody pretend not to notice Ryan's crotch stains.

SayItWithWookies August 29, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Wow — Pam Bondi can barely read. Is she a communications major?

Guppy August 29, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Why is Pam Bondi dressed as Chairman Mao?

Biff August 29, 2012 at 8:30 pm

TELEPROMPTERZ!!!11!

BathroomGoblin August 29, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Sub literate tag team. Someone has a touch of the trisomy.

BathroomGoblin August 29, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Shtranghles our buthnisses

Mumbletypeg August 29, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Go, go, Party of "Nooooooo"!

bikerlaureate August 29, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Really.

Just go. Git along witchew.

Blueb4sinrise August 29, 2012 at 8:34 pm

33 Down booty
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Warpde August 29, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Well after that they have my vote.
Oh wait, I'm Canadian.
Sorry Mitt.
If you lose by one vote it's my fault.

Callyson August 29, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Jesus, the MSNBC reporter asking Walnuts if he needs to help Mittens on national security.

God help us all…

Biel_ze_Bubba August 29, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Hey did you see the cops lined up like stormtropers in the Tampa streets? They even gave them actual brown shirts. Nice touch, Tampa!

finallyhappy August 29, 2012 at 9:01 pm

wait – aren't these the guys from star Wars?

Butch_Wagstaff August 29, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Fuck. Some liberal lefties show up to protest and the city does this? Why not just bring out the Imperial Guard and be done with it…

SayItWithWookies August 29, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Oh — killer lefty joke, John Thune. I mean it — I'm now smothered in dust and cobwebs.

Guppy August 29, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Basketball jokes are too "urban" for this crowd; best stick to golf jokes.

BathroomGoblin August 29, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Oh so pleased to be witty, Thune.

I cant stand another moron's dozen of these grinning toxic idiots.

Pithaughn August 29, 2012 at 8:37 pm

OT maybe? The POTUS did an AMA on Reddit today. Cementing his rep as the coolest Prez ever!

Guppy August 29, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Applaud the mandatory Ellis Island name change! Hooray for multiculturalism!

BathroomGoblin August 29, 2012 at 8:39 pm

It was a mandatory request. Said with a toothy white guy grin.

TribecaMike August 29, 2012 at 8:40 pm

It's about time those hippy NY liblabs named something after Giuliani.

Callyson August 29, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Oh FUCK you, Walnuts…going on about how the President has not spoken up about Syria. Have you forgotten how quickly you went off when he sent troops to Libya?

Ten Republican senators voted in favor of GOP freshman Rand Paul’s non-binding resolution opposing President Barack Obama’s use of force in Libya on Tuesday — the first congressional action of disapproval since Obama launched the attack last month.

*and*

Four prominent senators are also in talks on a potentially more significant authorizing resolution. But the lawmakers— Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Carl Levin (D-Mich) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) — are still deciding whether to draft a measure at all under the War Powers Act.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0411/52599.h

Asshole.

TribecaMike August 29, 2012 at 8:38 pm

"Bondi, Pam Bondi. Forsaken, not stirred."

Guppy August 29, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Let it never be said of us, when confronted with the economic perils in front of us, we turned away, closed our eyes, and did nothing.

Too late! Of course, the only thing you try to deny more than economic realities is criticism.

Biel_ze_Bubba August 29, 2012 at 8:47 pm

" … we turned away, closed our eyes, and did nothing."

Uhhh … that's exactly what you did, moron. Yet another thing we cannot talk about?

Callyson August 29, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Elizabeth Warren is on MSNBC now!

Warpde August 29, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Yeash Wadwa.
If that's how you spell it………
Papers please.

azeyote August 29, 2012 at 8:45 pm

who in the hell let that – stipper impersonater with the platinum hair and come do me black dress – on national tv. my god she actually gives blonds a bad name. her reading skills were very impessive for a 5 year old.

SayItWithWookies August 29, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Pipeline guy is all about Romney's embracing of renewable energy? Romney and Ryan are in favor of letting the incentive for wind power expire. Also, pipeline dude doesn't seem to be aware that we're drilling more oil and mining more coal now than we've ever been.

Guppy August 29, 2012 at 8:48 pm

But oil is a renewable resource… in geological terms… which they deny…

Biff August 29, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Was watching on PBS, but seeing Gwen Ifill actually enjoying herself with David Brooks and that Peggington of Nooninghamshire look-a-like was just too much.

Guppy August 29, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Oh, I like how their slice-of-life interviewee is at 55, not younger.

Guppy August 29, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Ladies, gentlemen, and Wonkette commentariat: the official liveblog thread is up.

Warpde August 29, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Why do these musical interruptions remind me of the drive-in hotdog and burger breaks when all you want is to see tits on the screen or get laid in the back seat?

Warpde August 29, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Apparently wasn't short enough?
Thanks for giving away Ryan's manhood.

finallyhappy August 29, 2012 at 9:03 pm

Good night- I am getting ready to leave very early tomorrow for Atlanta. I will say it is because I need so much time there to prepare for Saturday night- I will admit to visiting the Georgia Aquarium tomorrow but not reveal the rest of my trip until Saturday night.

rocktonsam August 29, 2012 at 9:15 pm

are the black repubs scheduled to give prime time speeches?

JackObin August 29, 2012 at 9:17 pm

I forgot what a drooling vegetable Little Georgie Bush is. And doesn't war criminal Hank Kissinger look well?

smokefilledroommate August 29, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Humanize the Robot– it's Robot Jesus.

smokefilledroommate August 29, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Fuckabee!

smokefilledroommate August 29, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Huck = Christie in one and a half years.

Butch_Wagstaff August 29, 2012 at 9:50 pm

If he keeps eatin' Shit-fil-a, it'll be one and a half months.

smokefilledroommate August 29, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Holy shit– am I so gone that I'm commenting on the wrong thread? Wow.

Warpde August 29, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Uhm!.
Why do all the speakers have a smokescreen for a background?

Warpde August 29, 2012 at 9:59 pm

"This one has been a difficult….. Nada dada nada"
I wonder why?
And here we go with the appopolick rhetoric again.

Warpde August 29, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Not to worry Cundtie.
It was only a imagined rape.

Warpde August 29, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Just a quick question.
Do these keynote speakers shit out their words as fast as they take them in?

LibertyLover August 29, 2012 at 10:10 pm

It's amazing that they want great teachers and public education but don't want to fund it.
On the other hand they hate the teachers.

Warpde August 29, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Condie just lost the Bagger vote.

LibertyLover August 29, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Is anyone chucking peanuts at Condi?

ttommyunger August 29, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Thanks for the heads-up on what I'm missing tonight.

mayor_quimby August 29, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Who was that fucking pansie crying for Paul Ryan? I just can't be a party to that.

polnick August 30, 2012 at 8:33 am

Blessed are the coolie wage workers whose low labor costs create investors and jobs. Romney promises to put America back to work again, but without coolie wage workers that is impossible. Getting rid of the minimum wage and high welfare payments to the poor will provide the investor with the incentive to open a business. Those that demand big pay checks will have to remain unemployed until they accept becoming a hard working coolie with a job.

Peckerwood_Pete August 30, 2012 at 9:45 am

I tell ya… if Romney didn't have an "R" next to his name, and Obama didn't have a "D" next to his… 90% of the voters in this country would be as confused as a 2 dollar whore with a 20 dollar bill in her hand, as to who to vote for.

weejee August 29, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Probly a lot of Kwikies being had in Tampa, even if Apu (aka Bobby Jindal) is busy with his own blow job in Louisiana.

smokefilledroommate August 29, 2012 at 6:56 pm

D'oh! Didn't see you up there. You beat me to the Apu!

TribecaMike August 29, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Santa Rita HS Class of '74 here. And you?

coolhandnuke August 29, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Palo Verde '81

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