LORD AND MASTER OF ALL HE SURVEYS  2:31 pm September 24, 2012

Gentleman Mitt Romney To Uppity Teacher: ‘I Didn’t Ask You a Question’

by Kris E. Benson

Here is a video from a nice lady who attended a Romney roundtable all interested and optimistic about the whole thing until Romney asked, “Which one of you is the teacher?” and being a teacher, this nice lady raised her hand. Then Romney began lecturing her about teachers unions and how we need to privatize everything and have charter schools, and how we suck as a country compared to Other Countries. Kind of tired of being lectured, this nice lady said “Oh I have an answer for that.” Romney, being the gentleman he is, responded “I didn’t ask you a question.”

Got that, lady? ROMNEY, and occasionally Egg and MAYBE Tagg ask the questions, ok? It’s HIS TIME, he is here to save America, we’re lucky to have him, for chrissakes, and we’re not super clear on why that’s none of this is getting through to the peons. ANYWAY, this nice lady came away from the roundtable unconvinced that Romney can relate to people from small towns who have small town values, due to the limitations of his life experiences. We’re not super sure about that either — doesn’t he own at least four or five small towns at this point? Anyway, Romney will ask the questions, and let’s all make note of it for any encounters we might have with him in the future.

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nounverb911 September 24, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Mitt's retroactively giving a non-answer answer.

Gratuitous World September 24, 2012 at 2:34 pm

"Oh, I'm sorry. I believe the classy + majestic horse in the green cardigan had his hoof raised first."

EatsBabyDingos September 24, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Ann Coulter got a sex change?

Gratuitous World September 24, 2012 at 2:44 pm

haha. i said "classy"

zumpie September 24, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Speaking of which, you stay classy, Thurston!!!

HateMachine September 24, 2012 at 2:46 pm

No need!

Sophist[Kochblocker] September 24, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Neigh.

LibertyLover September 24, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Pffttt. What does a teacher know about education? You would have thought this teacher wanted to teach Romney something.

OneDollarJuana September 24, 2012 at 2:39 pm

From the tone of the right wing the last few decades it's clear that they believe that teachers are the biggest problem with education.

LibertyLover September 24, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Who needs teachers? Just put a computer in every classroom and let them surf the web. As long as the free market gets the money spent on the computers, all is right with the world.

JohnnyQuick September 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm

What kills me is all of these union-targeting 'school reformers' like Michelle Rhee point to European countries with better schools. What's the difference between their systems and ours? In countries with great schools, like Scandinavia, everyone pays a buttload MORE of tax for education, not less. And all of the schools receive EQUAL, not unequal resources.

And the schools are not the freakout evangelical places with 'revised' textbooks like those Doktor Zoom has regaled us with.

Chet Kincaid_ September 24, 2012 at 3:49 pm

It is depressing, how right you are.

SorosBot September 24, 2012 at 4:07 pm

And with the greater resources there, the teachers are better paid, which besides being the right thing to do improves morale and attracts more people to the profession.

So of course Rhee and the other deformers want to decrease teachers' pay.

BoroPrimorac September 24, 2012 at 4:40 pm

There are no voucherized schools either. In places like Finland and Norway they don't think it's cool to have a businessman skimming off the top.

Negropolis September 25, 2012 at 12:56 am

What kills me even more is that you have far too many social liberals that buy this shit, and preach it as the new and improved gospel.

I want one of these fuckers to try and teach a class of 45 in a Detroit public elementary. Yes, in one of the fastest shrinking public school districts in the country there are elementary classes where children are being placed in closets and redone coatrooms. You try and tell me that that is the fault of the teachers.

JohnnyQuick September 25, 2012 at 9:06 am

If you know liberals who have been snookered by this, you can at least tell them that the Koch brothers are behind this shit in a major way.

Yeah, I like the fact that they think teachers can fix all of society's problems. They never expect doctors to do that.

Callyson September 24, 2012 at 3:13 pm

"So much potential if he would only apply himself"

"Does not play well with others"

"Needs to learn how to share"

glasspusher September 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm

I would appreciate it if you didn't post excerpts from my old report cards!

tessiee September 24, 2012 at 3:13 pm

"In the WASP mind, it is adults who make money, have money [...] children represnt liabilities [...] Anyone who chooses to make his living from children is simply deficient in common sense [...] Moreover, since children are paupers by definition, the combination of children and teachers amounts to a conspiracy of the have-nots. Danger lurks here, as it does in any conspiracy of have-nots. 'They're nothing but servants.'" — Florence King, WASP, Where is Thy Sting?, p118-119.

Lot_49 September 24, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Wow…

bikerlaureate September 24, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Wait. Isn't "round table" the usual term used for one person speechifying, and everyone else listening mutely?

For reals, though, this is a pretty small potatoE. We have to keep holding his feet to the fire on releasing the tax returns, sneering at the reality of the 47%, etc. etc.

Sophist[Kochblocker] September 24, 2012 at 2:36 pm

The help should speak only when spoken to.

Serolf_Divad September 24, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Young ladies should be seen, not heard.

Tundra Grifter September 24, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Obscene but not heard.

no_gravity September 24, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Teacher lady thug blew it and should have whipped an eraser at Mittz just like the nuns at my grade school would have.

LibertyLover September 24, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Smacked him with a ruler, is what she should have done.

zumpie September 24, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Huh, I'm anti corporal punishmnet, but Mittens deserved a big ol' paddling for his rudeness!

tessiee September 24, 2012 at 3:15 pm

"Talkin' fresh to the teacher… That's a paddlin'."

miss_grundy September 24, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Or a pointer, not the dog kind. Actually, she should have unleashed a Rottweiler on him. I'm sick of hearing about bad teachers. Most teachers work very hard to prepare lesson plans and help their students. It's about time we start blaming rotten parents and their children, who aren't willing to learn. There are still a lot of people who don't care if their children do their homework, or if they are having problems at school. But I guess the solution to that would be charter schools that aren't any better than public schools, they just cost more and the money goes to a corporation. Romney's an asshat.

MittBorg September 24, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Kinda wish the nuns from MY school would take Mitt aside for some of that powerful "instructin'" they used on us. It's amazing how it gets you to change your mind on just about anything.

sullivanst September 24, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Eraser? Pshaw! My chem. teacher would've hurled a lab stool. Perhaps not the best advised course of action in a room full of glassware, but that didn't seem to bother him.

tessiee September 24, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Republicans are used to stool flinging as a debating tactic.

emmelemm September 24, 2012 at 3:46 pm

My biology teacher in high school would occasionally (if he was pissed enough) get a pickled frog out of the formaldehyde jar and hurl it at someone. Not a rumor, actually happened.

Boojum September 24, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Mine just set off a bomb at random intervals and cackled wildly as we came out from under the tables, removing aluminum foil from our hair.

Negropolis September 25, 2012 at 1:00 am

In my school, an art teacher hurled chairs…and then students. Needless to say that he was fired during the school year.

redarmyzombie September 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Screw the eraser, my high school Algebra teacher would have thrown his goddamned DESK!!!

Seriously, that man would stop his lesson plan to step outside and chase down hooligans making noise in the hallway…

Kid_Charlemagne September 24, 2012 at 2:36 pm

He then proceeded to wipe his hands on her shirt.

Negropolis September 25, 2012 at 1:01 am

He then drank her milkshake.

PeaceWithHonor September 24, 2012 at 2:37 pm

We are all merely interlopers in Mitt's utopian world of Nascar owners, dressage horses, car elevators and soft top aeroplanes.

cousinitt September 24, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Word.

LibertyLover September 24, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Romney does know that he is asking for people for votes, right?

OneDollarJuana September 24, 2012 at 2:38 pm

HEY! He didn't ask you a question!

Lot_49 September 24, 2012 at 2:40 pm

This has not yet been established with an acceptable level of certitude.

dcjdjay September 24, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Oh, she's part of the 47%. All she wants is food and airplane windows that don't open, that dreadful leech!

bikerlaureate September 24, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Doesn't it just make your skin crawl to be around those people?

redarmyzombie September 24, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Well, you know what it's like, having to be around YOU people!

chicken_thief September 24, 2012 at 2:47 pm

It's so much easier just to have the Kock Bros and Karl run ads.

MacRaith September 24, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Of course not! He is TELLING people to vote for him! Because this is America, where people do what their superiors tell them to do!

MittBorg September 24, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Mitt and Ann seem to think they're ORDERING people to vote for them.

tessiee September 24, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Will You People just shut up and give Mitt his crown!

Lot_49 September 24, 2012 at 3:32 pm

If we had any human feelings at all we'd recognize that, like Chimpy, he has already acquired or been given everything in life worth having and wants to be admired for that.

Withholding it makes me feel like a hot woman flirting with an ugly man just so I can reject him.

Not that I would have any personal knowledge about either side of that transaction.

MittBorg September 24, 2012 at 3:38 pm

It's HARD! And you should be grateful!

redarmyzombie September 24, 2012 at 3:49 pm

We should be grateful to have a man with his…uh…with his…

…Remind me, what does he have, exactly?

bikerlaureate September 24, 2012 at 3:39 pm

He's rich – what other consideration could there be? Have the dang coronation already!

MittBorg September 24, 2012 at 4:02 pm

It's THEIR TURN, after all.

Is it mean of me to enjoy Mitt 'n Ann's public meltdowns? Don't say anything if you agree. That way, I'll *know.*

bonghitforjesus September 24, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Yes, Mitt reminds me of Jofferey on Game of Thrones..

WIDTAP September 25, 2012 at 5:15 pm

What? Are you saying Mitt's daddy is his uncle?

SorosBot September 24, 2012 at 3:18 pm

But only 53% of them.

Terry September 24, 2012 at 3:34 pm

He's used to talking to people he can fire at a moment's notice. I also believe he (and Egg) are showing major stress from the campaign. Must be a terrible shock to find out that not everyone agrees with you and that people do remember what you've said in the past.

MittBorg September 24, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Egg? Have the boys changed their names? Egg, Ogg, Ugg, and what are the other two?

LibertyLover September 24, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Egg Romney= Ann Romney (it's a reference to Ann on Arrested Development)

MittBorg September 24, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Thank you kindly for the asplainment.

pepperpat September 24, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Mayor Quimby: Demand? Who are you to demand? I run this city. You're just a bunch of low-income nobodies!
Quimby aide: Uh, election in November. Election in November.
Mayor Quimby: What? Again? This stupid country!

qwerty42 September 24, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I'm thinking he is unclear on how the process works, exactly. Cripes, this sounds more like a train wreck than a campaign.

Nostrildamus September 24, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Nah, just their money.

MaxNeanderthal September 24, 2012 at 2:37 pm

"When I want your opinion, peasant, I'll give it to you…"

slithytoves September 24, 2012 at 2:37 pm

It's a given that the truly ignorant students are the ones who never ask questions.

PsycWench September 24, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I'm still amazed that he lectured a teacher about schools. I wish he'd come here and lecture me about neuroscience.

Jus_Wonderin September 24, 2012 at 2:39 pm

He probably thinks that is some kind of state of the art seating chart.

LibertyLover September 24, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I think Mitt would just confuse the workings of the brain with earwax.

Oblios_Cap September 24, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Is there any money in it?

Steverino247 September 24, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Because you'd pith him and stake him out for dissection?

PsycWench September 24, 2012 at 2:58 pm

With votes!

mille derps September 24, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Mind you don't electrocute yourself. Mitt's wiring is notoriously unstable and ungrounded.

Steverino247 September 24, 2012 at 4:22 pm

No, with the standard equipment.

docterry6973 September 24, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Yeah, he should come here and lecture me about how to goof off all afternoon. I'd show him a thing or two.

MittBorg September 24, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Like we all don't know you'll just cold cold-cock him. With facts. Neuroscientific facts.

PsycWench September 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Yeah, I cold-cocked a room this morning with neuroscientific facts. I mean, they looked like they were falling asleep but I think they were immoblized by knowledge.

BerkeleyBear September 24, 2012 at 3:14 pm

That can be a tricky line. Once my brain fills, I have a compulsion to nap, that's for sure.

Boojum September 24, 2012 at 5:34 pm

That must be my problem. Lately, my brain fills up by lunchtime. Or maybe it's the drugs…

MittBorg September 24, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Def go with that theory. Mos' def.

viennawoods13 September 24, 2012 at 4:34 pm

I cold-cocked mine with Jane Eyre. Good times, good times.

mavenmaven September 24, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Romney is an expert on plasticity.

PsycWench September 24, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Genius!

tessiee September 24, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I wish he'd go over ttommyunger's house and lecture him about anything.

PsycWench September 24, 2012 at 4:24 pm

I'd pay money to see that.

Boojum September 24, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Or Mulligan's, and act like an entitled asshole.

MittBorg September 24, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Great idea for a Wonket fundraiser!~

Negropolis September 25, 2012 at 1:04 am

This.

I think this may be the post of the week. Romney is going to find out very soon that he's not the biggest badass in the room.

Willardbot9000_V2.5 September 24, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Oh he's definitely arrogant enough to do so…this is the same asshole who equates leveraging a companies debt so he can force them to make money for him (no worries about whether they live or die…the money borrowed was now THEIR debt and Mitt got the proceeds) with creating jobs. I'll bet this asshole assumes he's the alpha in every room, that he's more intelligent than anyone around and him and that he knows more. I wonder if anyone has every brought up around him that his supposed massive amount of intellect and knowledge has churned out policies remarkably identicle to that 'tard Dubya.

Veritas78 September 24, 2012 at 6:13 pm

It's easy—neurons go in, neurons go out. You can't explain it.

SnarkOff September 24, 2012 at 2:38 pm

That impertinent beyotch should lose her pension.

NellCote71 September 24, 2012 at 3:35 pm

What was left of it after the great recession of 2008, brought to us by the Rmoneys and their ilk.

MittBorg September 24, 2012 at 3:39 pm

The noive!

JerkCade September 24, 2012 at 2:38 pm

No, seriously. He's doing this on purpose. No one who could be elected governor of anything could be this bad a candidate.

SorosBot September 24, 2012 at 2:50 pm

He's that bad. The man is so privileged and entitled, he has never had to work for anything in his life, but he doesn't realize that. So now that he's losing the Presidency that was supposed to just be handed to him, he's just losing it, and showing himself to be the angry, bullying dick that he really is.

JerkCade September 24, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Sure, he's an asshole, no doubt. And entitled and snotty and just the kind of person to avoid.

But it's started feeling unreal. And it's not just his demeanor. Every decision his team has made since the primary has been exactly wrong.

finette_ September 24, 2012 at 3:05 pm

True…but I was also convinced that Sarah Palin and Herman Cain were both performance art/trolls as well. They…they couldn't all be, could they?

SorosBot September 24, 2012 at 3:11 pm

I think Cain was; he was running for attention and playing the minstrel role to get a nice Fox News or talk radio gig. And it worked! But Palin, while she's also an attention whore she really is that dumb and believes every idiotic thing she says.

With Mitt, it's a downward spiral; he never thought he had to work hard at campaigning, just raise a shitload of money and spend his way in to office. Now that's not working, and he can't handle losing, so he's just falling apart and keeps fucking up even more.

tessiee September 24, 2012 at 3:19 pm

I can't say for sure that they're *not* performance art; but I can say for sure that none of them are very entertaining.

Chet Kincaid_ September 24, 2012 at 4:14 pm

But he lost to Kennedy, and then won the governorship. Are Massachusetts voters that "easy"? And didn't getting his ass handed to him by Teddy (and McCain) teach him anything?

Boojum September 24, 2012 at 5:43 pm

He knew he would lose. It was advertising. And the primaries aren't as high stakes. He's all in this time, and getting beat by the help.

Negropolis September 25, 2012 at 1:10 am

Well, MA did elect William Weld and Paul Cellucci governor and Jane Swift Lt. Governor before she became governor, so they can be really easy when it comes to Republicans.

BerkeleyBear September 24, 2012 at 3:19 pm

I give you Gov. Quinn of Illinois, a speaker so bad that his own supporters joke that he has the attention span of a fruit fly.
Why could this man, utterly incompetent as a campaigner and a governor only by the grace of Blago getting indicted, win re-election? Because his opponent was a right wing psycho who literally sponsored a bill to allow mass euthanasia of kittens and puppies (and ran a campaign about as good as that might suggest).

So yes, incompetence and electoral victory are not incompatible.

MittBorg September 24, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Who ran against him? They must have been monumentally, epically sucky at politicking. Calling this fellow ham-handed and wrongfooted is like calling Sarah Palin a lady of dubious morality.

sewollef September 24, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I can't say it plain enough.

Rmoney is a supercilious, haughty, conceited, disdainful, overbearing, pompous, condescending, superior, patronizing cunt.

Fuck him and fuck his so-called party.

LibertyLover September 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm

And with less direction than a bunch of firecrackers.

zumpie September 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm

You forgot Stupid Douchebag

miss_grundy September 24, 2012 at 3:18 pm

You also forgot: un hijo de puta que merece una patada en el culo y otro en los huevos. Que se joda, que muera y que se vaya para casa del carajo.

sewollef September 24, 2012 at 3:48 pm

In addition to being a motherfucker, I also forgot, cocksucker. And…. an increasingly, thoroughly unpleasant person.

BoatOfVelociraptors September 24, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Are we cursing again?
He's a entitled and privileged cunt-nugget who deserves to have his horse take out a deduction on him.

MittBorg September 24, 2012 at 4:23 pm

I love when you talk dirty to me!

calliecallie September 24, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Vagina libel!

sewollef September 24, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Sorry.

I quite like vaginas…. on ladies that is. But they look fucking stupid on men. Hence stupid Mittens.

calliecallie September 24, 2012 at 5:05 pm

No worries. I have been waiting for a chance to say vagina all day.

MittBorg September 24, 2012 at 6:28 pm

It's like the Republican party has turned the word "vagina" into the coolest thing to say since ever. I have personally said "vagina" more times in the past nine months than in the preceding ten years.

KeepFnThatChicken September 24, 2012 at 3:36 pm

The only word I understood was "cunt". I must be part of Mitt's demographic.

pepperpat September 24, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Or you're John McCain.

vtxmcrider September 24, 2012 at 5:08 pm

And double fuck his cunty wife, figuratively of course.

Willardbot9000_V2.5 September 24, 2012 at 5:40 pm

You left out constipated, degrading, stiff, charlatan. Oh and also I'd call his ethics deeply into question, as well. It's funny, a family member of mine doesn't support Romney tried to tell me he's essentially a "nice guy who's in over his head"…of course, I corrected that. I said Romney's problem isn't that he's a nice guy, his problem is that he's a complete asshole who's in over his head and the only thing he keeps doing is progressing into greater assholery. What I love is this is the post-"retooled" Romney campaign…uh, Romney staffers, your rewriting of Mitts OS hasn't actually made him any different. I think it's time to crash that system, partition it and install and entirely new OS, that should do the trick.

MittBorg September 24, 2012 at 6:29 pm

ERASE EVERYTHING ON THAT DISK. Magic underwear routines and all.

BoatOfVelociraptors September 24, 2012 at 7:32 pm

I know mitt ordered that everything be erased after he left an org. I doubt he knew to order drive encryption and a full five write cycle scrub on the drives.
Just sayin.

MittBorg September 24, 2012 at 7:58 pm

I think you should offer your services to the Obama campaign.

frostbitefalls September 24, 2012 at 2:39 pm

If Mitt can't make it with the knotty-pine crowd, he's probably toast.

zumpie September 24, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Paneling libel!

Those of us who appreciate the retro take exception to this, BTW.

Schmannnity September 24, 2012 at 2:39 pm

As he turned and walked away, Chris Christie suddenly appeared and elbowed her in the eye, "Jersey-style."

chicken_thief September 24, 2012 at 2:49 pm

It was a roundtable, not a donut shop.

mille derps September 24, 2012 at 3:08 pm

"Chris Christie suddenly appeared"? Somehow that seems unlikely…

tessiee September 24, 2012 at 3:20 pm

If for no other reason than the Darth Vader music that heralds his approach usually warns people.

sullivanst September 24, 2012 at 3:33 pm

That, and the ground shaking.

pepperpat September 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Chris Christie is so fat, when he steps onto a dance floor, the band skips.

GhostBuggy September 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm

He got there five minutes early and lay on the floor under a tablecloth. Why do you think they called it a roundtable?

MittBorg September 24, 2012 at 4:26 pm

I sometimes fantasize that someone has stuck an air pump up Chris Christie's ass and pumped him full of air so that he floats away into the skies looking like a giant cushion with tiny pointy hands and feet. I blame Italo Calvo for this.

bumfug September 24, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Well, you know the old saying – "If you can't say something nice, you're probably Mitt Romney".

CrunchyKnee September 24, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Dude needz moar shoes hurled at him.

One_who_wanders September 24, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Preferably wooden clogs, of votes.

rmjagg September 24, 2012 at 4:45 pm

with dead feet in them

a_pink_poodle September 24, 2012 at 2:39 pm

"And my teacher laughed at me when I said that I'd defund the country's education when she gave me an F in math!"

Goonemeritus September 24, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Well I guess she got schooled.

UnholyMoses September 24, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Let them eat vouchers!

PsycWench September 24, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Why even have the roundtable if no one is allowed to proffer information? He could lecture to an empty room and save some time.

Lot_49 September 24, 2012 at 2:52 pm

C'mon, you know that's what CSPAN is for.

ThankYouJeebus September 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Because someone stole his awesome lecture to an empty chair routine.

Toomush_Infer September 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm

He keeps this up, that empty chair is going to get a lot of talking to…

rmjagg September 24, 2012 at 4:48 pm

a bunch of empty chairs and he's dirty hairy clint

savethispatient September 24, 2012 at 2:40 pm

The election can't come soon enough: my voting arm is getting twitchy.

WhatTheHolyHeck September 24, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Like we say in Chi-town: Vote early, vote often.

BigSkullF*ckingDog September 24, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Sorry, we don't care how much ID you have, people with foreign sounding accents don't get to vote. Didn't they go over that with you at the swearing in ceremony?

savethispatient September 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm

I don't have an accent; this is how English is supposed to sound…

BigSkullF*ckingDog September 24, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Nice try. The English language was invented by Ben Franklin. Everyone knows that.

Negropolis September 25, 2012 at 1:26 am

What part of England are you from?

savethispatient September 25, 2012 at 5:28 pm

I'm actually originally Scottish, but I lived just south of Manchester for long enough to have a fairly neutral Northern English accent. By that, I mean I don't sound like I'm an Oasis band-member, and I say "path" not "paaaaarth".

emmelemm September 24, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Um, he's white. Not a problem.

anniegetyerfun September 24, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Oooh, and you's an American* now!

*Not the real kind , obvs, since you hang out here.

deanbooth September 24, 2012 at 4:38 pm

October 2nd, baby!!!

UnholyMoses September 24, 2012 at 2:40 pm

The good news: Teachers are voters too, my friend.

LibertyLover September 24, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Mitt, Mitt, Mitt, there are only so many wealthy people, they only have one vote each. You either have to schmooze the other 47% or trick them into voting for you by promising them lower taxes but not cutting their government programs: Social Security or Medicare (which you totally will if you get elected).

JerkCade September 24, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Well, sadly, Social Security is going to be "saved" no matter who wins.

emmelemm September 24, 2012 at 3:51 pm

We had to destroy the village to save it.

docterry6973 September 24, 2012 at 7:03 pm

But if they get one vote and the poorz get no vote, then profit. They should make people show their country club membership before they can vote.

ChillBill September 24, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Typical 'my daddy pays your salary' attitude you'd expect from a private school brat.

tessiee September 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm

I had a friend who used to teach school and get that comment once in awhile.
Snotty Kid: do you know who my father is?
Friend: I'll bet the principal does; let's go ask him.

viennawoods13 September 24, 2012 at 4:41 pm

What's really fun is getting that attitude from the (vice)principal's daughter in your first year of teaching.

Boojum September 24, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Yes, and your mother sucks my cock and she told me you were a little shit.

(What Romney's teacher should say).

Jus_Wonderin September 24, 2012 at 2:41 pm

If there are any physicists here can you help me understand what is Mitt's reality?

mille derps September 24, 2012 at 3:00 pm
ChillBill September 24, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I believe you meant "psychiatrists." (and no, we are all patients here).

bikerlaureate September 24, 2012 at 3:42 pm

♫ Mama we're all crazy now ♪

Boojum September 24, 2012 at 5:50 pm

"Nonlinear interactions between the mean flow and the waves play a key role in the dynamics of this vacillation."

So, when people are mean to him, whether he vacillates depends on how much money they have.

sullivanst September 24, 2012 at 3:17 pm

No I can't. Ask the neuroscientist.

SorosBot September 24, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Kolob?

redarmyzombie September 24, 2012 at 3:57 pm

I was thinking of something a little more Lovecraftian myself…

BoatOfVelociraptors September 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm

I suppose that's why he decided to go by mitt. Willard'nyath Heck Romney is a bit tricky.

Lot_49 September 24, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Okay, okay, let's not go nuts and immediately accept the Daily Kos/Pravda/Izvestia version of this event. This woman's a public school teacher; she probably tried to shank Romney in the restroom before the event. C'mon, folks, we're talking Craig, CO, here. It's out west of Steamboat Springs, halfway to Utah fer chrissakes.
http://goo.gl/maps/nnM9N

no_gravity September 24, 2012 at 2:49 pm

I ate breakfast there once.

docterry6973 September 24, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Just look at her. Probably sells drugs out of the teacher's lounge.

An_Outhouse September 24, 2012 at 3:32 pm

after mugging the seniors leaving the pharmacy.

An_Outhouse September 24, 2012 at 3:33 pm

If I was a teacher I'd owe her a couple of back checks for all the drugs she fronted me.

Chichikovovich September 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm

She conveniently left out the part about the Black Panther Thugs with Sticks standing by the door.

OneYieldRegular September 24, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Oh, SNAP.

belmontreport September 24, 2012 at 2:42 pm

As a teacher, you'd think she'd know that King Arthur used a round table so that he would have higher status, to break with the tradition of a rectangular table that gave everyone equal footing in discussions. Duh, teacher. Why you so dumb?

tessiee September 24, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Did you skip yesterday's wonkette?
That wasn't king Arthur, that was Jesus.

JohnnyQuick September 24, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Yeah, that DaVinci guy photographed it, too.

cousinitt September 24, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Mittbott 3000 to pubic education:

Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate!

Oblios_Cap September 24, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Dalek Khan!

cousinitt September 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Calling Dr Freud, er, public edumacation.

miss_grundy September 24, 2012 at 3:29 pm

For a moment I thought Mittens would start to fling his robot arms around and start shouting "Danger, Will Robinson, danger, danger!"

WIDTAP September 25, 2012 at 5:23 pm

"I do not use the stuff. It promotes rust."

larrykat September 24, 2012 at 2:43 pm

A gold-plated asshole, as we say here in the northwoods. (No really, we said that before we heard of Mitt Romney.)

Boojum September 24, 2012 at 5:51 pm

It makes it less painful to shit diamonds.

randcoolcatdaddy September 24, 2012 at 2:43 pm

"Next on our coverage of the campaign …. Romney lectures firefighters and police on how they can stop depending on government…."

miss_grundy September 24, 2012 at 3:29 pm

And nurses, and government workers…cause who needs these people, right?????

SorosBot September 24, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Yeah, those teachers unions are just so awful, why how dare members of one of the most important and useful professions that exists which is also one of the most severely and horribly underpaid actually work together to try and get slightly better treatment for both themselves and their students.

Fuck you shitMittt.

MissTaken September 24, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Fuk teechurs. Hookd onn Fauniks werked fer mee.

SorosBot September 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Wee dont kneed know edookachun!

redarmyzombie September 24, 2012 at 4:17 pm

"Yes you do; you've JUST used a double negative!"

redarmyzombie September 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm

ShitMitt…I like that!

MissTaken September 24, 2012 at 4:02 pm

it's shitMittt with three t's. Because he's extra shittty!

redarmyzombie September 24, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Ah, so it is! Splendid!

Wadisay September 24, 2012 at 2:44 pm

To be fair to Romney, May was the month he had that horrible case of Tourettes.

Toomush_Infer September 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm

I believe that was hoof-in-mouth month…

miss_grundy September 24, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Isn't every month, hoof and mouth disease month for Mittens????? At least since he became the nominee…

bikerlaureate September 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Maybe "month" is now a synonym for "campaign".

gurukalehuru September 24, 2012 at 4:30 pm

It was a pretty bad month for him, wasn't it?

mille derps September 24, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Maybe past her child-rearing years, but that's no excuse for not being barefoot in the kitchen making sammiches.

miss_grundy September 24, 2012 at 3:32 pm

And being submissive to the menfolk…and not speaking unless spoken to….what was she thinking????

Pap Finn September 24, 2012 at 2:45 pm

When The Master rides by, you will not meet his eye, but neither are you permitted to give your back to him, PEASANTS.

zumpie September 24, 2012 at 3:03 pm

No snark. Back when I worked in arena management Neil Diamond had such a policy while backstage. Yes we laughed at what a total douche he clearly was. I have no doubt whatsoever Thurston's "little people" policy is probably LESS 47%-firendly.

tessiee September 24, 2012 at 3:24 pm

A former co-worker of mine who moonlighted as an electrician for concerts met the Rolling Stones. He said everybody was really nice and easygoing, except Mick Jagger, who arrived in his own separate car, and wouldn't even talk to the other band members. Why was I not surprised?

viennawoods13 September 24, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Burton Cummings. TOTAL dick.

SayItWithWookies September 24, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Funny, when Mitt spoke at that Boca Raton luncheon where he was so inelegant, he definitely stated to the entire room that he was open to all their suggestions and advice. Apparently the bar for an appropriate amount of wisdom to offer Mitt Romney advice is that you'll pay a teacher's salary to hear Mitt Romney talk at a luncheon.

And people say the rich are stupid and oblivious.

Lot_49 September 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Quiet rooms and all that…Harvard Club. That's where policies are decided. Not in the basement "ballroom" of some crappy Holiday Inn western Colorado.

deanbooth September 24, 2012 at 4:41 pm

You can only know what a candidate REALLY thinks for a price.

Sharkey September 24, 2012 at 2:48 pm

"I know that you and Barack are planning to disconnect me and I'm afraid that's something I cannot allow to happen."

MissTaken September 24, 2012 at 2:58 pm

He'll open the debates by singing:

"Daisy, Daisy
Give me your answer, do.
I'm half crazy
all for the love of you"

Then we'll know our nightmare is finally over.

Lot_49 September 24, 2012 at 3:08 pm

"Open the pod bay doors, Mitt…."

MissTaken September 24, 2012 at 3:11 pm

"My God, Mitt's full of shit"

SorosBot September 24, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Now that's a great one; 69 upfists!

Chichikovovich September 24, 2012 at 3:07 pm

I didn't know Romney could read lips.

sullivanst September 24, 2012 at 3:20 pm

"This mission is too important for me to allow mere voters to jeopardize it"

Negropolis September 25, 2012 at 1:42 am

Excellent reference.

sharethegrief September 24, 2012 at 2:48 pm

This is but one of the reasons women love that man.

Peckerwood_Pete September 24, 2012 at 2:49 pm

I bet ya 10 bucks… nah, fuck that… I bet ya ten THOUSAND bucks that Romney couldn't even heat up a Lean Cuisine in the microwave if you asked him…

Jus_Wonderin September 24, 2012 at 2:51 pm

"What is a microwave?"

MissTaken September 24, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Mitt's Mexican cousin

imissopus September 24, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Of course not. The microwaves degrade his processor capacity.

miss_grundy September 24, 2012 at 3:34 pm

He wouldn't know what a "Lean Cuisine" is. He probably has a chef making all his meals.

BoatOfVelociraptors September 24, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Nah, he'd just open up his chest cavity and let the heat from the cpu's do the cooking for him.

KeepFnThatChicken September 24, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Cheryl:> Oh I have an answer for that
$rootney:> ? SYNTAX ERROR

AbandonHope_ September 24, 2012 at 2:59 pm

?REDO FROM START

BoatOfVelociraptors September 24, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Romney only gave 50 grand to his campaign. He doesn't have root.
Norquist has root.

UW8316154 September 24, 2012 at 2:51 pm

PEASANT! I'll be asking the questions around here!

sudsmckenzie September 24, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Obviously never a Catholic school boy.

Oblios_Cap September 24, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Then Romney began lecturing her about … how we suck as a country compared to Other Countries.

What!?!?

He clearly doesn't believe in American Exceptionalism!

docterry6973 September 24, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Our schools are every bit as exceptional as our health care, our prisons, our infrastructure, and our eagerness to kill innocent Muslins over there somewhere.

Meathamper September 24, 2012 at 4:23 pm

So it's terrible unless you can pay for it, full of Latinos, literally falling apart, and filled with hatred for other people?

That does sound a lot like middle school.

fuflans September 24, 2012 at 2:53 pm

i don't know about competence, truthiness or nastiness, but the romney campaign tots wins the 'mean girl' award.

superdave September 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm

My god! Mitt is just such and awful politician. How can he be that self unaware. Doesn't he know that people don't like to vote for arrogant douchebags? At least pretend not to be an arrogant douchebag for god's sake!

DahBoner September 24, 2012 at 3:08 pm

That does not compute.

Lot_49 September 24, 2012 at 3:11 pm

The unselfawareness that befuddles Mittens as politician was exactly the quality he needed to close plants, to buy Chinese sweatshops, etc, diss the 47%, etc.

superdave September 24, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Wasn't there a book out recently that said that most of the top CEOs were sociopaths? I guess it makes sense then.

johnnyzhivago September 24, 2012 at 2:55 pm

It's nice of her to have had a suggestion for Mitt, but honestly, it's better if these kind of people just nod politely – smile – and tell him "You can do it Mitt!!!"

AlNewMan September 24, 2012 at 2:56 pm

and hopefully, on election night, our nation will say "we did not ask you to be our president"

Mittens Howell, III September 24, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I hear you Mitt, I hate it when the help get all 'talky' too.

Lot_49 September 24, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Next thing you know they'll be telling you about their autistic children, and how much the doctor visits cost. Ew.

Jus_Wonderin September 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Maybe we are just not giving Mitt a chance. Maybe if we knew him better? We understood what made him tick? We'd, maybe, then like him??

SayItWithWookies September 24, 2012 at 3:04 pm

If I understood what made him tick I'd be sure to find a way to disarm it.

LibertyLover September 24, 2012 at 4:00 pm

It appears that you have to stand in a line just to dislike the man.

GhostBuggy September 24, 2012 at 4:08 pm

There's no point; he's more machine, now, than man.

rmjagg September 24, 2012 at 4:54 pm

no

Chet Kincaid_ September 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm

I can almost see the piano player's frown, ruefully shaking his head as he tinkles his remorseful melody.

miss_grundy September 24, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Would he be playing "Piano Man"????

Guppy September 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Dramatic piano is dramatic!

Chet Kincaid_ September 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm

You can't go around treating white people like that!

miss_grundy September 24, 2012 at 3:37 pm

He probably thinks of them as off-white people because they don't pay income tax. Because only really white people pay income tax.

Pithaughn September 24, 2012 at 5:43 pm

well look on the bright side, thousands and thousands of teachers are now super motivated to re elect the good guy.

mrblifil September 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm

I suppose she should consider herself lucky that he didn't leap over to her with scissors in hand for a snot and fart-inducing session of laffs while legitimately raping her hair cut.

Toomush_Infer September 24, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Based on the engineered housing this woman lives in, it's clear he was only trying to help her understand that she obviously doesn't understand enough about America to have a voice in it….

Lot_49 September 24, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Fewer and fewer people send their children to public schools, mostly based on income. The public schools do worse because their students come from more challenging backgrounds. The people who don't send their kids to public schools look at the results and say, "Why am I paying for this? These people get three months off!"

It's just going to get worse. Wish there was a fix for this. It's not funny or snarky, sorry. As the son, grandson and brother of public school teachers, I can get depressed.

Dashboard Buddha September 24, 2012 at 3:08 pm

"Why am I paying for this? These people get three months off!"

Wish there was a fix for this. It's not funny or snarky, sorry.

Well there ya go. There is a fix, of course. But it won't be easy or fast. The first step is to start undoing all of the misinformation and outright lies told about how easy teachers have it. I was a teacher for 20 years and I saw a respected profession get turned into shit. Really, when did teachers get to be the bad guys? Between classes to maintain my certification, summer work shops, summer school, and preparing for the next year, the only time "off" that I got was in the sense that I did almost all of that from home. And of course, the parents get a free ride here. Seriously, pissing on teachers for kids doing badly is like pissing on dentists because their patients get cavities. "Oh no…my precious snowflake failed English this year. It must be those dastardly teachers. Oh sweetie? There's hotpockets in the freezer…must dash off to bingo, love ya!"

Lot_49 September 24, 2012 at 3:19 pm

All these studies about which college degrees produce the highest income fail to factor in the social value of the work the graduates do, right? Because social workers and cops and teachers and water department plumbers and soldiers in Afghanistan don't make much money. So whatever it is they do must not be very important, right?Jeezus we're fucked if we think like that.

Dashboard Buddha September 24, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Well…a person I know once argued that if business didn't provide the service, that must mean it's not needed.

Lot_49 September 24, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I like firing people!

sullivanst September 24, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Good grief. It's as if these people had never heard of a "public good"

(I bet these people have never heard of a public good, nor "the tragedy of the commons", since both concepts invalidate large swathes of their preferred set of economic policies)

miss_grundy September 24, 2012 at 3:42 pm

The kid is lucky if mommy and daddy are only going to bingo. How about if mommy and daddy spend their time at the corner bar and drink most of their salary away. There are a lot of kids out there with really horrendous parents, who could care less about them or their future because all they care about is themselves. These kids have a tendency to get lost and at a very early age give up on themselves.

viennawoods13 September 24, 2012 at 4:50 pm

I am marking grade 11 university-destination essays right now. I am really not looking forward to parent/teacher's night.

pdiddycornchips September 24, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Yeah I hear ya but then I start to think about all those parents in China and India and elsewhere who spend their life savings sending their kids to the US for college.
I find it impossible to believe our colleges are great but public education sucks., Kids in affluent schools generally graduate and kids in poorer districts struggle to do so. It's been that way at least since West Side Story so don't tell me it's all the teachers fault. There's a huge correlation between income and success in school. Who's to blame for that shit? Teachers? Conservatives like to look backward and say shit like "schools were better when they were one room schoolhouses and the teachers weren't unionized" Bullshit. Few people back then even considered college. Most men went into a family trade or worked whatever labor intensive job everyone else in the community worked. Education didn't mean much back then. Now, shit is different and instead making real investments in schools as havens from the realities of many poor children's lives, we scapegoat the teachers. Fuck that. I know right wing social engineering when I see it.

Lot_49 September 24, 2012 at 3:38 pm

What you said.But there is the clique-ey aspect of it, wherein Hahvahd grads hire only each other at Gold Man-Sacks, even though none of them is smart enough to know that what they do is evil.

sullivanst September 24, 2012 at 3:45 pm

It's a similar phenomenon to that which allows the teapartiers to say we have the best healthcare in the world.

The best hospitals in the world are in the US, but the system as a whole is very far from the best by any comprehensive measure.

The best education in the world is also available in the US – to whose who can afford it.

Think for a moment, though, about the consequences of using property taxes to supply the majority of funding for primary and secondary education. People with low incomes tend to live in low-income areas, and therefore have underfunded schools. This suits those in power, so they have kept it that way.

MissTaken September 24, 2012 at 2:59 pm

The 47% should be seen and not heard.

fartknocker September 24, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Does Harvard have a seminar series on advanced asshole strategies because Mitt should be teaching it as a on-line continuing education program. I thought Newt and fetish for two bathrooms was Grade A asshole but Mitt really has this skill set well polished.

Pithaughn September 24, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Yes except they call it "Pledging"

docterry6973 September 24, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Mrs. Docterry has an MBA from Cornell. We think that they pumped asshole gas in through the ventilators there.

Blueb4sinrise September 24, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Ya got it all wrong…this was like Jeopardy…..the teacher was supposed to ask the question. In this case: What is a douchebag?

sullivanst September 24, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Typical CEO. Comes in, finds out who the experts are, and lectures them without seeking input. Exactly what this country doesn't need – the shear complacency that was instrumental in Bush driving us into the ditch.

SayItWithWookies September 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm

That's what's called a "seagull CEO," right? Flies in from a distance, makes a lot of noise, shits on everything and leaves.

sullivanst September 24, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Sounds about right, yeah.

Oblios_Cap September 24, 2012 at 3:45 pm

You forgot the part where he /she gets paid obscene amounts of $$ for sort-term profits. And when the ship starts sinking, gets an undeserved severance package to make the fall oh-so-gentle.

MissTaken September 24, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I really don't understand why this man isn't ahead by 20 points in the polls. Strange.

SorosBot September 24, 2012 at 3:13 pm

It's because you're not reading the real, truthy unskewed polls!

NellCote71 September 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm

And he's white, to boot. Just can't explain it.

pdiddycornchips September 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Someone really needs to cock punch this guy.

An_Outhouse September 24, 2012 at 3:38 pm

or punch his cock. Maybe that's the same thing.

vtxmcrider September 24, 2012 at 5:24 pm

That sounds a little bland, considering the pigfucker that he is. I would much more enjoy watching and listening as his balls, and Ann's nipples, were put into an ever-tightening vice. When the pain became unbearable, would they scream for God or their bankers?

DahBoner September 24, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Lady, America is just LUCKY we have a swell guy like Mitt to outsource our jobs to China…

magic_titty September 24, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Romney would have fit right in in that special 'downstairs' classroom on Season 4 of The Wire.

rocktonsam September 24, 2012 at 3:09 pm

in Mittens defense, asking questions or giving answers has never been his go to pitches.

JustPixelz September 24, 2012 at 3:10 pm

You get the feeling he already knows he lost* and just wants to be king of the prom for a little longer.
____________________________________________
* He lost when Dick Cheney said Obama would be a one term POTUS. Because Cheney is wrong about absolutely everything.

proudgrampa September 24, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Sometimes, I think Mitt just doesn't give a shit anymore.

It's not like he needs the job, or the money.

Jerri September 24, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I like the part where he has to live with Ann after he loses. You know she wants it more than Mittens.

tessiee September 24, 2012 at 3:36 pm

They want it badly enough to suppress the vote, though.

mavenmaven September 24, 2012 at 3:10 pm

The only question I recall Romney ever asking people in the audience was "who let the dogs out?".

Barrelhse September 24, 2012 at 6:57 pm

"Dogs run free.
Why not me?"

John Birf Society September 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm

If you can be mean to that nice lady, you really are a total prick. I kind of want to send her a doily or some crochet needles just for being alive.

miss_grundy September 24, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Actually, I want to give her a hug. Poor thing, she thought she might be able to have a conversation with the man and find out what his views were on a whole host of matters. Instead, he decided to single out teachers and education and say a lot of stupid, mean conservative shit. And I thought I had it bad when some sorority sister who represented an auto supplier at a job fair told me that librarianship was a dead profession. I bet that sorority sister is voting for Rmoney.

Chet Kincaid_ September 24, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Somehow, I think she would feel the same way about that as she did about what Romney said.

SayItWithWookies September 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Mitt is now the candidate that most Americans would like to "be ordered to serve a Ginger Ale to."

miss_grundy September 24, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Only if you spit into it first…..

anniegetyerfun September 24, 2012 at 3:50 pm

This is the best comment of the week.

LibertyLover September 24, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Bravo!

Barrelhse September 24, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Yeah, I'm with you on that.
Say, do you know where a fella could get a little Polonium 210?

littlebigdaddy September 24, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Bitch spoke without being spoken to first! Outrageous!

Barrelhse September 24, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Fucking teachers.

Blunderthing September 24, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Romney: "Look, just STFU 'worker' and do what I tell you. Which is to shut up."

sullivanst September 24, 2012 at 3:29 pm

"Worker"? I can more easily imagine Mitt saying "servant".

tessiee September 24, 2012 at 3:27 pm

I figure we're about a week from Romney walking around in a cape with a falcon on one shoulder:
Anybody: Um, Mr. Romney?
Romney: SILENCE, PEASANT!! *slap*
Minion: Your Majesty, shall I kill this fool?

ChrisM2011 September 24, 2012 at 3:28 pm

She shoulda went all "Chicago-politics" on his ass.

SorosBot September 24, 2012 at 4:11 pm

But sadly the Mayor of Chicago has the exact same attitude towards teachers; luckily he lost and they won.

johnnyzhivago September 24, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Do we really need all these teachers? The pioneers did fine with one room schoolhouses. I mean pack 400-500 kids into the gym with one teacher and say a couple of armed guards. All this "personalization" and "small class sizes" is just a bunch of librul garbage. When I was in school, Sister Mary Alice kept 60-70 kids in line with just a triangular ruler – she wasn't even packing!

miss_grundy September 24, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Sister Juliana had a red painted ping pong paddle. Let me tell you the kids, who were paddled felt it and then they went home to their parents, who probably gave them a spanking.

rmjagg September 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Sister Mary Alice doesn't need to pack , she's like every nun in the history of the world – she's the bride of Christ and won't ever let you forget it …

An_Outhouse September 24, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I/O Error 54: The Romney is not programmed to provide answers.

vtxmcrider September 24, 2012 at 5:29 pm

The Romney software has no input routines. All that it provides is output errors.

An_Outhouse September 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm

you are awesome , unlike Mittbot

Troglodeity September 24, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I wish she'd responded: "Well, I didn't ask you to single me out of the crowd so you could lecture me as a stand-in for all the teachers of America, you pathetic asshole!"

MonkeyMotion September 24, 2012 at 3:29 pm

"ROMNEY, and occasionally Egg and MAYBE Tagg ask the questions, ok?"

And Mittens will supply the answers, too.

Shitty, inelegant, f*ked up answers. But answers, nonetheless. Got it, lady?

Pap Finn September 24, 2012 at 3:33 pm

You People don't know how hard it is to deal with mouthy domestics, OK? You have to be firm.

BornInATrailer September 24, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Side note:

Who else hit refresh, saw the title before the video loaded, read uppity and assumed, based on Wonkette dog whistle rules, that the teacher would be "urban?"

Monsieur_Grumpe September 24, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Mitt needs a good spanking; a verbal, mental, physical, metaphorical and financial spanking.

sullivanst September 24, 2012 at 3:50 pm

What he really needs is an epic, James Dobson-approved, electoral leather belt thrashing.

BoatOfVelociraptors September 24, 2012 at 8:36 pm

And according to Dobson, see his father's penis. Which was at least 12 tax returns long.

Tundra Grifter September 24, 2012 at 4:36 pm

I've got him booked for the evening of October 3rd.

rmjagg September 24, 2012 at 5:02 pm

I'd settle for seeing him thrown into a fully operating cement mixer …

Chet Kincaid_ September 24, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Rep. Joe Walsh: (golf clap)

vaginista September 24, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Has Bay Buchanan found a new job yet? Someone should check on her and make sure that there are no bullets in the gun she carries in her purse. I worry about her.

vaginista September 24, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Also, Headline Error: "Uppity" and civil rights are only for black people. Just like Coulter said on MTP yesterday.

Nostrildamus September 24, 2012 at 3:50 pm

How can you possibly trust someone who pays more than 15% in federal taxes?

Nostrildamus September 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Obama campaign: Just let Mitt be Mitt!

Guppy September 24, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Yeah…

Can we have a recording or even a transcript of this particular meeting? Y'know, something that engenders more trust and confidence than the words "paid political advertisement?"

Barrelhse September 24, 2012 at 6:54 pm

It's from the Romney campaign.

Meathamper September 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Teachers are America's domestic terrorists. Look at them, plotting in their hideouts known as "staff rooms", spreading propaganda to citizens of America on things like "whiteboards", and then demanding a ransom called "funding". And Obama supports this kind of crazy Maoist thinking?

ROMNEY 2012

gurukalehuru September 24, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Don't fuck with a teacher, Mitt. A teacher will fix your ass.

Pithaughn September 24, 2012 at 4:45 pm

This guy I tell you. If he had pulled that little twat twuffle with my old maid aunt? The one who was a defendant in a couple of Title IX suits? Who singlehandly took on the old boys football cartel in So Cal? Who taught ESL for 27 years after teaching PE for 20 years?
Mr big shot R$omney would have a metaphorically, new anal orifice!

VA_Dreaming September 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm

People that don't ask questions either know all the answers, or are too stupid to understand that they don't know the answers. Romney has shown us on many occasions that he doesn't know all the answers. So that leaves . . . . .

Chet Kincaid_ September 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Goddamnit, Mitt! Little old nice midwestern white ladies, vaguely frustrated with a life that is not quite up to their youthful expectations, will passively-aggressively shank you 20 times in vengeance before you even know what hit you! Believe me, I know, I have in-laws!

ffredpalakon September 24, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Mitt Romney continues in his on-going campaign to make all robots look bad.

Boojum September 24, 2012 at 5:42 pm

AOT,K.

chascates September 24, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Remember in one of the televised debates where he was asked a question and refused to answer saying something like "I want to talk about what I want to talk about"? CEOs, like four star generals and Supreme Court justices, are only capable of working in a very high echelon environment where their pronouncements are holy writ. He'd make an awesome dictator but isn't really programmed for democracy.

mosaickmind September 24, 2012 at 6:32 pm

So now I understand why Ann Romney said "Stop it. This is hard". She can't stand seeing Mitt verbally abuse an "other" woman.

FlownOver September 24, 2012 at 6:55 pm

What video?

[Pardon the snark deficit]

VeraSevera September 24, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Stop it!

Baba_NinjaCat12 September 24, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Mexican Mittbot thought inviting a teacher was this and not a skinjob at his Captain Helman's Round-Table Pizza Forum.

Negropolis September 25, 2012 at 12:48 am

OMG, Romney was a mildly rude dick to some random women?! Do tell.

In other news, Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still very much dead. Or is he? Duh, duh, duh!

ttommyunger September 25, 2012 at 10:56 am

No one asked me either, but I want to know: if "Charter Schools" are private, how come they receive Ga-fucking-Zillions in tax moneeze?

MissTaken September 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm

I may suck ass at Mario Kart and have only seen Lord of the Rings once, but I geek the hell out on some 2001.

sullivanst September 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm

The important geek test is not how many times you've seen LOTR, it's how many times you've read it… and more importantly, how readily you can quote appropriate passages of The Silmarillion to explain the world of LOTR.

JohnnyQuick September 24, 2012 at 4:00 pm

If that was true, then why are you quoting a line that only appears in 2010? Hengh?!

(Sorry, too much coffee.)

SorosBot September 24, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Well I'll have to fix both those things once we're living together next month.

GhostBuggy September 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Hair! And lots of it! And a dancing horse. We should be grateful for the horse!

MittBorg September 24, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Not *everyone* can claim the title of High Lord Hairgel, yaknow.

MissTaken September 24, 2012 at 4:05 pm

You mean 1 time wasn't enough??

Are you gonna make me put you in the ER like Fakakta did to Prommie?!

sullivanst September 24, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Book libel!

MittBorg September 24, 2012 at 4:11 pm

I think you put your finger on it, SB (ew!). Mitt has never had to *work* at anything in his life. His whole life has been privilege, he issued orders and lesser beings did what he told them to. You know how they say you have to be *hungry* to win? To win anything. You have to not just want it but have that edge of knowing what it's like to scout out the ground before going into a bare-knuckle fight, with the determination to go down fighting. He's never done that. He doesn't know what it feels like. And life in that insulated bubble of privilege has not equipped him for the real world of people who dare to question and challenge him. He's spent his entire life never being questioned or challenged. And now he's visibly falling apart.

SorosBot September 24, 2012 at 4:17 pm

I'll be good! And even watch more of your little pony show.

viennawoods13 September 24, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Exactly. because that means that the first time you see LOTR, you can say all the lines along with the actors. What? Not everyone did that?

Boojum September 24, 2012 at 5:32 pm

No, it is not mean. It is the cinnamon sugar schadenfreude of life.

Boojum September 24, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I'm sure he's worked long hours under stressful conditions, but you're right. He's never gone in knowing that, win or lose, he would leave his own blood on the floor and might be left lying in a pile of his own teeth at the end. He ALWAYS ran the numbers to avoid risk and when things went bad, he could always pay himself off and let the rest fall apart. This is his first real, serious frustration of his adult life.

Suck it, Mitt. We are laughing at you.

MittBorg September 24, 2012 at 6:08 pm

(holds out cup) Sprinkle me s'more, then.

MittBorg September 24, 2012 at 6:26 pm

It's not the work or the conditions. You don't get to where he is today without some ability to work hard and cope with stress. Doing a JD and an MBA at Harvard proves he has the chops to cope. But he's just not *hungry.* Yon Cassius hath no lean and hungry look. He's too water-fat and well-fed to fight like he means it.

The Obama campaign has been punching his lights out nonstop since this thing started. Barack has been unfailingly personally polite and amicable and professionally merciless. And Mitt is on the ropes and going down for the count. Today, his erstwhile lead among elderly white voters (20 points) was whittled down to a mere 4 points. He's already 53 points behind with Latinas, 40 with Latinos/women, 96 or 98% down with blacks and I forget what the stats are for the gay community but they're not good. He's lost his last real advantage.

bonghitforjesus September 24, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Props for "water-fat"!

MittBorg September 24, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Aha! Another Frank Herbert/Dune fan.

BoatOfVelociraptors September 24, 2012 at 8:26 pm

That always bugged me about libertarians. They have to privatize everything because of the tragedy of the commons, right up until you start speaking of pollution and global climate change.

You dug up that carbon. Own it.

BoatOfVelociraptors September 24, 2012 at 9:23 pm

With votes.Thanks

sullivanst September 24, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Anyone who suggests privatization as a solution to the tragedy of the commons really really hasn't even begun to grasp the concept of non-excludability.

That basic failure of comprehension has also always bugged my about libertarians. I always kind of assumed that most of them were too unsophisticated to even consider it, but to discover that many have thought about it and failed so utterly to understand it lowers my regard for their intellectual development still further, hard as I thought that would be to achieve.

MittBorg September 24, 2012 at 11:03 pm

(Hugs you) Srsly. Ppl could pay lots of munnies to find out what he buried. You could be Rich & stuff. (Course, you could be Bill Gates, for all I know, right? Rich as fuck-all.)

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