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Here Is Your Gif Of Elizabeth Warren Trying And Failing Not To Laugh At Scott Brown

All of them Katie Last night’s Massachusetts Senate Debate clusterfuck, “moderated” by David Gregory, almost broke Your Editrix as she melted into a #sloppysloppy puddle of outrage and vapors. But here, via Buzzfeed, is Elizabeth Warren laughing her ass off at Scott Brown’s answer to the question “Who is your model Supreme Court justice?” Brown delayed answering for about five seconds (unable to think of any, certainly) before coming up with the worst possible answer short of whoever decided Dred Scott: rodent-eating space slug Antonin Scalia. Then he said Kennedy. Then Roberts. Then Sotomayor, Diana Ross, Judge Dredd and Judge Reinhold. (The correct answer, obviously, is Judge Judy.) [Buzzfeed]

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    1. PsycWench

      He was going to name Kennedy first, but hesitated because he was thinking the jurist was Ted Kennedy.

  1. actor212

    “Who is your model Supreme Court justice?”

    Heidi Klum.

    Well, you didn't say "Supreme" of what and she holds court over Project Runway.

    1. Texan_Bulldog

      I loathe David Gregory. He's the reason I quit watching Meet the Press…and the Sunday morning hangovers.

    2. tessiee

      "Why in hell did they get David Gregory to moderate?"

      He threatened to eat a banana and then fling his feces if they didn't pick him.

    1. FakaktaSouth

      I'm going with The Judge, Blood Meridian. No one needs a dose of 7 feet of murder like these, ahem, "people."

      1. prommie

        Jeeezus, I am half way through that book, I was reading it on the plane, and I suppose that was not the best choice of reading material either because in the circumstances I definitely needed something cheerfuller, though on the other hand sometimes sadness can be helped by reading about something way worse off sadder. But damn, that fucking book its just relentlessly grim aint it? War murder death disease mean-ness and cruelty and then just more. I am starting not to care for McCarthy even despite the amazing stark beauty of the prose. Insert a ceasura in the heartbeat of the world, damn thats still good though.

    1. Radiotherapy

      Well, there was that corporal who used the decimation of Native Americans as his model for the Slavic problem.

    1. Tundra Grifter

      Rarely does one get to use the #1 Wonketter Meme in its orignal context (well, one of them, anyway).

        1. Jus_Wonderin

          This was widely reported and confirmed by the Gerbil's own blog. Ironically titled, "The Annals of My Dark Past".

    1. DemmeFatale

      I was set for "Wonkette's Racist of the Day," and was ready to say–"Et tu Baldar?"
      But this is a cute, double entendre song from Ghana.
      (I am ashamed of myself.)

    2. el_donaldo

      I haven't been this hot and bothered reading Wonkette since Sara Benicasa was gracing our presence. AND she's holding a monkey.

      I say we adopt Sister Deborah and friends as official Wonkette mascots.

  2. memzilla

    Senator Stapledick®*, why do you hate America?

    [*a tip of the tinfoil hat to Wonketteer FlownOver for inventing "Stapledick"]

    1. BerkeleyBear

      Chase would be Brown's model – corrupt, conniving, backstabbing the President he claims to want to work with. We can only hope he can be neutralized as effectively as kicking ol' Salmon upstairs worked out.

    1. Terry

      He did, however, do a bit better than Madame Palin. He could name a justice when she couldn't name a newspaper. A low bar, sure, but he cleared it.

  3. Pragmatist2

    Go easy on Scotty! It is really hard to express your beliefs when you don't actually have any.

  4. PsycWench

    I'm surprised he didn't come up with "Three generations of imbeciles are enough" Oliver Wendell Holmes.

    1. prommie

      I was thinking of Holmes when I wrote that diatribe a week or so ago about how the only evil the modern GOP hasn't embraced yet is eugenics.

        1. prommie

          Thats what I wrote, they would be full-on Nazi with eugenics and all except the fetus-worshippers are preventing it! Isn't it ironic?

          1. FakaktaSouth

            It's really not. But, it is nice that these wretchedly wrong-headed people with their lives dedicated to such as controlling others' healthcare needs come in handy in the "let's not start a moron's version of the holocaust," I suppose.

          2. prommie

            Now you are messing with my mind, man. I like you when you are all Herr Professor Doktor pedantic on my ass, though.

          3. prommie

            And don't you make me pull out my Fowler's English Usage. Damn I forgot about that one, noone's made me care enough about this kinda argument in so many years. See what you do to me?

    2. sullivanst

      No modern Republican could possibly, under any circumstances, say anything nice about a guy who famously said "I like paying taxes, with them I buy civilization".

      1. PsycWench

        Ah, but that could be morphed into "I like other people paying taxes, with them I buy civilization". Sure, you could look it up and see that it's wrong but how many right-wingers know how to use a credible source?

      1. Fox n Fiends

        I have some lower middle class relatives in the 128 area that are Tea Party slaves. The Herald does a fine job of making them hate themselves.

    1. IceCreamEmpress

      Our Scotty drives a pickup truck and is a dude. That is enough for the fine people of Winchendon or wherever, many of whom drive pickup trucks and are dudes.

    2. jakegittes

      I think that there are a lot of shit for brain types like Mike Barnicle who claim to be jes' folks. You know, jes' white folks threatened by all them there Injuns and Messicans and Nigrahs.

  5. Not_So_Much

    Judge Reinhold?

    Mike Judge?

    There are many high-end jurists from which to choose. Choose from. Also.

      1. tessiee

        "How about a '88 Scirocco"

        I *was* gonna say that if I were gonna buy a classic VW, it would be a VW Thing. Then I realized I'd be setting myself up for no end of bad puns about buying a Thing, and…

  6. Poindexter718

    At first I thought she was trying to gouge out her eyes like the rest of us.
    It was indeed droll, however, to watch the palooka's reptilian brain slowly awaken from its torpor upon hearing it's mouth answer: "Scalia" …. Danger! Danger! Retreat! Retreat! … "Roberts!" ….no he is Scalia's pal … "Kennedy!" …no, nobody knows him … "Chimmichanga!!" …whew, that was a close call, zzzzzzzzzzzzz.
    PS: David Gregory is an effervescent, citrus-scented douche.

    1. kissawookiee

      The Hopi say you have to make a request four times for it to be honored, so it's probably a four-way fuck you just to be safe.

  7. Goonemeritus

    If Massachusetts reelects Brown I say we sell the state to Portugal for them to set up a remote Cod drying facility.

  8. fartknocker

    David Gregory is one of the worst moderators of a debate I've witnessed. The rule for debates is that moderators need to either employed or picked by the fine folks at PBS. Last night's event looked like foreplay between Gregory and Scott Brown. David Gregory created a cluster fuck in the first 3 minutes.

    And Elizabeth Warren did well in communicating her position.

    1. idrobny

      can't stand gregory on meet the press either. he is such a lightweight. i am afraid the ghost of russert is watching him so he won't be long as moderator the way his ratings are tanking

  9. memzilla

    I blame Scotty's IT team, for not making sure that the WiFi link to his ganglial implant was working.

    1. weejee

      Spot on. Here's hoping Brownie keeps f*cking that chicken and his everybody's most likeable image goes in the trash where it belongs. Likely, his "I'm not a student in your classroom" reproach was his big stumble of the night. Here's hoping it goes viral on U-Tubers.

    1. Jus_Wonderin

      Lerher is on the Wednesday one. I like him, but he is getting older. I do hope he presses both Obama and Romney off of the pre-canned stuff.

  10. kittensdontlie

    Judging from Warren's giggling, Brown might have been discharging 'vapors' as well as his cogent brand of stupidity.

  11. fawkedifiknow

    "Judge Crater. It reminds me of what's happening to my campaign – and my Senate seat once the election is over."

    1. FakaktaSouth

      Is Juggs still a thing? I am so behind in my paper-porn. I only recently learned that Swank is no longer a naked thing, it has been absconded by some weirdo decorating people, which I only found out when some Bible-moms I know "liked" it on the dreaded fb. I was like, hey, they like Swank? Cool! Then, disappoint. I think further research would have been merited. If no one but me has heard of Swank, I am TELLING YOU it was real. I know this.

      1. BaldarTFlagass

        I'm way behind on that stuff too. I recently got a promotional ad in the mail to subscribe to Playboy for like $15 bucks for a year, decided what the hell. I hadn't looked at one of those in probably 25 years. It's a lot thinner than it used to be. First issue I got had a pretty good interview with Richard Dawkins and a couple other decent articles, so that was cool. The girls are all still cute, but the tattoos and shaved pussies (trim the yard and mow the lawn, you don't have to go scorched earth!) don't do much for me. I remembered liking the cartoons when I was younger, but they all seem pretty sophomoric nowadays (I guess after over 50 years, the well of sex jokes is pretty dry).

        1. FakaktaSouth

          15 bucks is way cheap! I remember when they would get like 45 or so. I did love reading that mag. I haven't got any guy friends who get their porn that way now though, but from the bit I have seen, it seems to me that there used to be so much more variety in the ladies, and now it's just a bore. Oh look, big old tee-tons and yeah, the other has started looking all the same. Bor-ing. I still enjoy all the creative ways to make a gal bend over though, oh look, I am brushing a horse. Bent all the way over. Very natural, just like my boobs, hoohah and head hair.

      2. prommie

        I remember finding copies of Swank out in the woods, hidden under some plywood. That was what we olds had for internet porn, back in the day.

      3. actor212

        Indeed it is (NSFW, obvs), altho it's now distributed by Larry Flynt

        True story: it was originally published by a bunch of gay men as a parody of Playboy. They'd find the ugliest, nastiest women and do pictorials.

  12. ednamillion22

    Watching the debate live on TV, my husband yelled out "Scalia!" (as a joke) while Brown was hemming and hawing. AND THEN BROWN ACTUALLY SAID IT.

  13. vaginista

    "Scalia, Kennedy, and that one guy, y'know, uh, Nugent!"
    Probs not what he said, but he sure looks like a Nuge fan.

  14. Chichikovovich

    "Frankly I think the American people are fed up with judges who bend over backwards to be nice to offenders. That's why Simon is my favorite of the Supreme Court Judges"

  15. rickmaci

    Given this guy won the special election, his opponent must have been the least capable candidate ever.

  16. PugglesRule

    Mine would be a tie between Wapner and Judy. Either of them would do better than that assclown Scalia.

    1. BerkeleyBear

      Well he was Mama Scalia's favorite little boy. Can't you tell from the smug assface's attitude that someone held him as he cried after all the girls laughed at lil Nino?

      1. Esteev

        Shorter George Will: Obama’s administration is in shambles, yet he is prospering politically because he's black. It has nothing to do with the crap candiate my team nominated. Poop.

        1. sullivanst

          … and the crap candidate has nothing to do with the fact that making defeating the President your party's #1 priority when the nation is in the midst of the worst economic conditions in a lifetime is the kind of thing that only happens when your entire party is raging assholes who wouldn't be elected dogcatcher by a sane, informed electorate.

          1. sullivanst

            Yes, and you'd still have to be a wholesale believer in a swathe of racist tropes to believe that might be an electoral advantage. Oh, hai George Will!

          2. sullivanst

            If by "we" you mean "Republicans", well, there's still misogynist and homophobic tropes, I guess ;)

            On the former, viz. last night's debate's 'stop talking while I'm interrupting' theme.

    1. James Michael Curley

      I'm sure, now that the nine dancing bears are in the house, Scalia will jump in with his buddies from the 5th Circuit and expedite this on a fast track. However, it is going as I predicted several weeks ago, I just wish Holder could have filed a brief on it so the only issue wasn't whether the trial court should have issued a stay until the appeal process is over. On the other hand, letting it meander up to the PA Supreme Court provides close to enough of the scheduling problems so that the law will have no effect on November 6.

      1. sullivanst

        The balance of rights so clearly favors a stay, it shouldn't even be a question. That it might be tells you where our judiciary is at in terms of the rampant politicization talk of which so enrages "Justice" "let me rant at the President from the bench on a matter that has nothing to do with this case" Scalia.

        1. James Michael Curley

          I agree, it shouldn’t be a question. It should not have been an issue to count only selected counties in FL in 2000, but that is not what the USSC decided. Of course Gore’s lawyers could have made better decisions also.

  17. SayItWithWookies

    I'm so glad I don't live in Massachusetts where the people can't decide between a classy, intelligent outsider who'd work her butt off to make the finance industry safe for the people or an entitled ex-moddle who knows how to stand still while he's being dressed and which X to stand on when he's talking. Because I live in fuckin' Virginia where the people get to decide between George "I have a folksy voice now" Allen and Tim Kaine, who, as a moderate Democrat, will do anything a right-winger tells him to. Still voting for Kaine, though.

  18. sullivanst

    Scott Brown's "All of them, Katie" moment?

    "I don't have to choose just one of them" = "Who do you want to be my favorite"?

  19. BartStarrland

    The ashtray, the paddle game, and the remote control, and that's all I need. And these matches. The ashtray, and these matches, and the remote control and the paddle ball. And this lamp. The ashtray, this paddle game and the remote control and the lamp and that's all I need. And that's all I need too. I don't need one other thing, not one – I need this. The paddle game, and the chair, and the remote control, and the matches, for sure. And this. And that's all I need. The ashtray, the remote control, the paddle game, this magazine and the chair.

  20. Zepster

    Are you sure she's not sniffing her fingers? She might have been mimeographing some hand-outs just before the debate.

  21. decentcitizen

    Scalia? Because I can read the Founding Fathers' minds who coincidentally agree with my particular prejudices.

  22. whatever_dc

    i think a better question would have been: which supreme court justice would you rather see nekkid?

    1. 102415

      I actually own a complete set of Supreme Court Justices Paper Dolls.
      The Supreme Court A Paper Doll Book
      Cut'em out, dress'em up, and let'em adjudicate!

      They do not present a pretty or hopeful picture. I'm looking at you Nino.

  23. Gleem McShineys

    I'm Too Sexy For My Robe
    Too Sexy For My Robe
    Yeah at the Hearing
    At the Hearing Yeah
    I Shake my little Tush at the Hearing

    1. idrobny

      lucky you! take a nude pix of him. i want to see if he has any "baytzim." he is such a putz i want to be sure he has all the parts.

  24. ttommyunger

    Not polite to laugh at the "special" folk among us, Elizabeth. I did not use the "R" word, Becca.

  25. Katydid

    I was so mad at Brown's hostility and general obnoxiousness last night, at his "professor" bullshit, that I donated to Warren's campaign today. I would LOVE to see her wipe that smirk off his face. With votes, of course.

  26. glasspusher

    It's time for all the Dems to laugh at their opponents! Remember: clowns can't hurt us, as long as we keep laughing at them.

  27. iamrrm

    Some thuglican is gonna steal that GIF, speed it up, and say Warren was doing injun war whoops the whole time Brown was trying to speak.

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