PEOPLE UNCLEAR ON THE CONCEPT  3:10 pm October 10, 2012

Jack Welch: People Making Fun Of Me Is Worse Than A Siberian Gulag

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

Look what your joke did to Jack Welch!What is up with conservatives and the First Amendment? For years now, all those people who love the Constitution so much they carry it around in the breast pockets of their bespoke suits have had this totally sane and logical notion that criticising someone for being an idiot is the same as taking away their freedom of speech. Logic, it is what’s for dinner! But Jack Welch — the poor little billionaire who axed a hundred thousand jobs as head of GE and now has only his plum perches at CNN and Fortune to huff away from — has taken his case to the Wall Street Journal, noted comforter of the comfortable and afflicter of the afflicted, and raised it to a whole new crazy.

Imagine a country where challenging the ruling authorities—questioning, say, a piece of data released by central headquarters—would result in mobs of administration sympathizers claiming you should feel “embarrassed” and labeling you a fool, or worse.

Soviet Russia perhaps? Communist China? Nope, that would be the United States right now, when a person (like me, for instance) suggests that a certain government datum (like the September unemployment rate of 7.8%) doesn’t make sense.

Oh. Oh my.

Now, we aren’t even going to read the rest of Herr Welch’s Wall Street Journal op-ed, because after Welch has displayed such a fine grasp on why people laughing at Jack Welch is worse than the Holocaust, forced ‘bortions, and Jar Jar Binks, there really doesn’t seem to be a need.

But we will note that crabby insane lesbian Welch is not the only billionaire to think that having a joke made at his expense — or even being told that people disagree with him! — is a fate worse even than meeting Mme. Guillotine.

Everyone who made fun of Jack Welch, please report directly to jail. That is just how the First Amendment works.

[WSJ]

 
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nounverb911 October 10, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Jack Welch, China's best friend.

TribecaMike October 10, 2012 at 9:37 pm

He's a regular Chou En Lie.

Crank_Tango October 10, 2012 at 3:11 pm

You're right Mr. Mind Grapes, we should totally make it illegal for people to criticize the insane, for freedom.

Lot_49 October 10, 2012 at 3:51 pm

we should totally make it illegal for people to criticize the insane rich, for freedom.

//fixed

actor212 October 10, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Wait. Jack Welch *QUIT* Reuters, he wasn't "embarrassed" or fired.

Not_So_Much October 10, 2012 at 3:31 pm

I don't think he has the self-awareness to be embarrassed. About anything. Ever.

PsycWench October 10, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Funny how many people interpret "freedom of speech" as "freedom from criticism".

Willardbot9000_V2.5 October 11, 2012 at 3:09 am

that sums it up nicely….I can't even count how many times some wingnut has uttered something racist, crazy, stupid, offensive or all the above and then insisted free speech means you aren't allowed to call them a fucking moron. Figures the people who allegedly keep copies on the constitution with them have never bothered to read the damn thing…

snowpointsecret October 10, 2012 at 3:12 pm

In Soviet Russia, they obviously let opposition speak freely, with the only backlash being ridicule for your total blindness to the facts!

Wait what?

docterry6973 October 10, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Exactly. Like those Pussy Riot women in Russia. Their only punishment was two years of ridicule – in prison.

actor212 October 10, 2012 at 3:12 pm

And Editrix, this might be the only time in your entire life you read this:

JAR JAR BINKS LIBEL!!!!!!!!

starfanglednut October 10, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Crabby insane lesbian libel!

Esteev October 10, 2012 at 4:42 pm

actor212 libel?!

mavenmaven October 10, 2012 at 3:13 pm

"…downright implausible. And that's why I made a stink about it…"

That and his leaky Depends.

nounverb911 October 10, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Some of Welch's bet friend own the "Freedom of Speech".

Esteev October 10, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Some of Welch's best friends think he's a self-absorbed, old codger.

SoBeach October 10, 2012 at 3:14 pm

First they came for the sociopathic billionaires…

noodlesalad October 10, 2012 at 3:23 pm

And the rest of the country was like "GOOD. Fuck 'em. Can we help you find Donald Trump?"

Serolf_Divad October 10, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Then they came for the multi-millionaries and I said nothing because I'm not a multi-millionaire.

Then they came for the ordinary millionaires and I said nothing because I am not an ordinary millionaire.

Then they came for folks whose net worth (minus retirement account) was less than a mil, but still pretty substantial nonetheless, say 800 thou… 750k… and I said nothing because… well, fuck I don't want to type all that out again.

Then they came for the guys who haven't got a whole shitload of liquid assets and cash but at least have paid off their mortgage and don't have a lot of debt.

Then they came for the guys who haven't paid their mortgage yet but are at least making pretty good headway and are on course to pay it off in the next 10 years or so as long as they don't take out a home equity loan before then to re-do the kitchen.

Then they came for about 10 other categories of people.

And finally, when they came for me I was like: "fuck it… it's not like I've got anything to lose."

Generation[redacted] October 10, 2012 at 4:07 pm

…and then there was nobody left to come for me.

Negropolis October 11, 2012 at 1:37 am

That's what she said.

Damnit. Why did I have to ruin that awesomeness?

AbandonHope_ October 10, 2012 at 3:31 pm

I'm sorry, but that's quite redundant.

usuhname October 11, 2012 at 9:36 am

…then the loudmouth wingnut pundits….

An_Outhouse October 10, 2012 at 3:15 pm

See this picture? Its Jack Welch blowing Joe Walsh in a Siberian labor camp. 4 Realz!

snowpointsecret October 10, 2012 at 3:15 pm

"Everyone who made fun of Jack Welch, please report directly to jail. That is just how the First Amendment works."

Do not pass GO, and do not collect $200.

Theywontlisten October 10, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Welch already lives in the prison of his monied, deluded mind. I feel for him…Fuck to the no!

LibertyLover October 10, 2012 at 3:27 pm

I haz "Get out of Jail Free" card.

snowpointsecret October 10, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I thought you had to work on Wall Street to get one of those.

Callyson October 10, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Looking forward to seeing all of you Wonketteers there…

Allmighty_Manos October 10, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Seriously corporate America and Wall Street are the biggest goddam pussies in the world. Welch basically accuses the government of engaging in massive fraud for political purposes w/o a shred of evidence and now he's whining b/c people are pushing back on that. Hey, Welch I heard it was you who covered up for Sandusky – but you better not call me out on that however or you sir are worse than Hitler.

Joshua Norton October 10, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Wingnut Guide to the Constitution 101.

Free speech for me but not for thee.

hagajim October 10, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Nat Hentoff did a book with that title I believe. It sucked.

TribecaMike October 10, 2012 at 3:51 pm

For some reason poor Nat lost it during Reagan's first term.

Lucidamente1 October 10, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Imagine a country where a member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology would deny that rape victims can get pregnant. Oh, wait . . .

BaldarTFlagass October 10, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Or where said member would maintain that science was a hoax.

Esteev October 10, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Or that women like abortions so much they get them even when they aren't pregnant.

Negropolis October 11, 2012 at 1:39 am

Or deny evolution and damn it as a "lie from the pit of hell."

Lascauxcaveman October 10, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Double down again, you privileged whiny-ass titty baby.

BadKitty904 October 10, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I say we send him to Siberia and *see* if it's worse…

dr2chase October 10, 2012 at 3:40 pm

For science, or course, not because he deserves it.

DemmeFatale October 10, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I just love, love, love "whiny-ass titty baby."

ifthethunderdontgetya October 10, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Today, we are all crabby, insane lesbians.

On the inside…
~

Incitefully_Joe October 10, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Some more than others.

Esteev October 10, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Anne Heche libel!

docterry6973 October 10, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Only in the privacy of my own home.

edgydrifter October 10, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Colossal asses are very susceptible to butthurt.

Boojum October 10, 2012 at 3:16 pm

WHERE ARE MY PEARLS!!!!

AbandonHope_ October 10, 2012 at 3:32 pm

The best part is that he's rich enough that he can buy, and subsequently clutch, all of the pearls.

Blunderthing October 10, 2012 at 3:16 pm

The rich are so fucking thin skinned you can read a newspaper through them.

Lucidamente1 October 10, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Imagine a country where people who said retarded things in public would apologize for them.

SoBeach October 10, 2012 at 3:32 pm

As Ricky said: "What a snob."

LibertyLover October 10, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Jack would make a filling gulag sandwich….

noodlesalad October 10, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I have a dear friend from China whose brother was killed in the cultural revolution for listening to the Voice of America on a radio, to practice his English. He was stomped to death. They brought the body back and said he was hit by a train.

tl;dr – Fuck you, Jack Welch, you fucking fuck, for your made up fucking suffering.

anniegetyerfun October 10, 2012 at 3:34 pm

My Uighur students in Western China occasionally disappeared if they were found with a Qur'an in their possession. We never heard from any of them again.

But poor Jack! Srsly.

noodlesalad October 10, 2012 at 4:08 pm

The right wing thinks that persecuting its Muslims is one of the things China does best (along with shutting down unions and environmental protection).

actor212 October 10, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Imagine a country where challenging the ruling authorities—questioning, say, a piece of data released by central headquarters—would result in mobs of administration sympathizers claiming you should feel “embarrassed” and labeling you a fool, or worse.

Dude, you do realize the only way this would be a violation of the First Amendment would be if you took out "sympathizers" and replaced it with "soldiers", right?

Incitefully_Joe October 10, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Also too if they labeled you a fool, or worse, with votes.

And by votes, I mean bullets.

actor212 October 10, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Well, now even just actual soldiers calling him a fool would be tantamount to a threat, which is why we make such a cold eye at government officials at all levels who engage in politics on the job.

But you're right: in the Soviet, he'd be lucky to have sarcasm fired at him, and not votes bullets

DonnyKerabotsos October 10, 2012 at 3:17 pm

By all means keep it up. When it finally dawns on him that raving like a lunatic only encourages his critics, maybe he'll try to buy our silence.

gullywompr October 10, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Remember the Stalinist purge where all those people were labelled as fools? Tyranny!

BaldarTFlagass October 10, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Jack, do you have a place by the beach? Maybe the desert, Palm Springs say? Just trying to figure out how you got all that sand in your vagina.

DemmeFatale October 10, 2012 at 4:40 pm

As a vagina-American, I must protest this use of my gender.
He's a big swinging dick or a prick, (not a pussy).

James Michael Curley October 10, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Jack, Jack, Jack! As many as 6,000,000 people went to Siberian Gulags and as few as 350,000 came back alive. Did your Beluga Caviar spoil and taste fishy today?

Serolf_Divad October 10, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Imagine a country in which an unimaginably wealthy Plutocrat cannot baselessly accuse a sitting president of fraud without being called out on it and shamed by private citizens and the press?

Soviet Russia? Communist China? Totalitarian Nightmare-state North Korea?

No, my friends. Believe it or not, this happened IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!!!

anniegetyerfun October 10, 2012 at 3:32 pm

I love you.

docterry6973 October 10, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Not for long, pal, not for long.

cognachas4paws October 10, 2012 at 3:18 pm

It's like he got on a train that ended up in Sarah Palin's mind.

wolvenwood13 October 10, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Wait, her MIND??? How on earth did he find it???

Negropolis October 11, 2012 at 1:41 am

There is not a place the that the Crazy Train does not go.

mbobier October 10, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Awwwww, those nasty Communists at CNN and Fortune hurt Jack's widdle fee-fees. Perhaps he could commiserate with the similarly-easily-wounded Paul Ryan about how terribly, terribly mean everybody is.

CommieLibunatic October 10, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Assholes like this have a way of making my love of free speech grow colder. iz it can be robot overlordz tiem now plz?

GhostBuggy October 10, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Look, Romney's trying his hardest to win.

ManchuCandidate October 10, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Fuck you, Welch.

We just did a Six Sigma optimization and found the most efficient process to mock you, Plutonium Jack-ass.

Theywontlisten October 10, 2012 at 3:54 pm

My Pareto chart for Welcher shows him at 1 million defects per 1 million opportunities. He's a shit fucker

BaldarTFlagass October 10, 2012 at 3:20 pm

"Imagine a country where challenging the ruling authorities… would result in mobs of administration sympathizers claiming you should feel “embarrassed” and labeling you a fool, or worse. Soviet Russia perhaps? Communist China? "

Actually, challenging the ruling authorities in those countries would usually result in 20 to life in the gulag or bullet in the back of the head. Obviously, you have it much worse, dickweed.

anniegetyerfun October 10, 2012 at 3:31 pm

How he suffers!

DerrickWildcat October 10, 2012 at 3:21 pm

In Soviet Russia they did the opposite thing of the thing that you'd think they would did..

UnholyMoses October 10, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Ya know who else couldn't stand it when people questioned him?

snowpointsecret October 10, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Allen Iverson?

BaldarTFlagass October 10, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Don Rumsfeld?

ifthethunderdontgetya October 10, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Tickle Me Elmo?
~

mrpuma2u October 10, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Clarence Thomas?

BadKitty904 October 10, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Lord John Whorfin?

anniegetyerfun October 10, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Paul Ryan?

LibertyLover October 10, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Oliver North?

Mumbletypeg October 10, 2012 at 3:34 pm

General Dreedle?

Radiotherapy October 10, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Who is Alex Trebek?

Esteev October 10, 2012 at 3:45 pm

God?

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 10, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Sandusky?

SayItWithWookies October 10, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Interrupting cow?

starfanglednut October 10, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Moo!

Theywontlisten October 10, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Who is Idi Amin Da Da?

Generation[redacted] October 10, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Lou Costello, baseball fan?

swordfis October 10, 2012 at 4:25 pm

The Wizard of Oz?

SnarkOff October 10, 2012 at 4:39 pm

The Riddler?

calliecallie October 10, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Rose Mary Woods?

fatbob54 October 10, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Don Imus?

BadKitty904 October 10, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Sisyphus?

horsedreamer_1 October 10, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Socrates?

bikerlaureate October 10, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Doctor Evil?

Negropolis October 11, 2012 at 1:43 am

Jack Nicholson?

LibertyLover October 10, 2012 at 3:22 pm

I think Jack Welch saw Donald Trump doing the crazy and thought he could get away with it as well. Problem is the American public knows that the Donald has said a LOT of crazy for awhile now and no one is paying attention to the Donald anymore. So it's only natural for the media to attack the new billionaire on the block.

skmind October 10, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Why is everyone picking on Welch? Is it because he is a lesbian who could not create jobs?

kittensdontlie October 10, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Why, the fantastic Jack Welch Management Institute is at for-profit Strayer University, which is known for… tuition aid from government sources making up 85% of their revenue.

Without government intrusion, that is how private corporations and jobs are built!

Negropolis October 11, 2012 at 1:44 am

You leave Rosie O'Donnell out of this, you hear?

Poindexter718 October 10, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Imagine a country where benighted billionaires can extrude unsupported and libelous anti-government conjecture from their Twitters without receiving the caning they so richly deserve.

BadKitty904 October 10, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Apparently, the peasants are revolting?

Biel_ze_Bubba October 10, 2012 at 5:03 pm
SoBeach October 10, 2012 at 3:26 pm

You can't really blame Welch. In his world it's the guy with the most money who is right. He's not the first to get all butt hurt learning not everyone plays by that rule. Won't be the last, either.

UnholyMoses October 10, 2012 at 3:26 pm

How in the fuck did people like this get so damn powerful when, in reality, they're such gigantic, easily-hurt wussies?

Seriously. How? I don't get it. I really don't.

SoBeach October 10, 2012 at 3:37 pm

By being remorseless corporate sociopaths. No snark.

zumpie October 10, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Sadly, this is entirely how the corporate world works. On many levels. I had a boss who was completely dreadful at her job: bad numbers, innumerable complaints and conflicts with her employees, drinking and dating her staff, etc. But SHE could get people fired and was ultimately promoted.

At one point hse had a new supervisor who tried ot hold her accountable for 5 minutes. HE was smacked down by his boss for daring to do basically his job.

But I also long suspected she was blowing one of the Vice Presidents, so there's that, too

barto October 10, 2012 at 3:26 pm

He's walked it back to "suggest"; when will he get to the full-up victim stage of "libtards made me tweet it"?

PuckStopsHere October 10, 2012 at 3:26 pm

You said it. Or, Tweeted it, at least. So just own it. Pussy. (Maybe he's correct. Is being called a pussy worse than being called stupid?)

anniegetyerfun October 10, 2012 at 3:27 pm

I would be happy to pass a law in which Americans were prevented from comparing their experiences to those of the people in Soviet Russia (unless they are Russian immigrants who actually lived under Communist rule in Russia). Trust me, my Nana told me stories about life under the Bolsheviks, and it was just a SMIDGE worse than life in Obama's USA.

BaldarTFlagass October 10, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Maybe he can hire that Santelli guy to be his shoutsperson on this particular issue of fake unemployment rates.

Troglodeity October 10, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Welch libeling everyone who works in the Bureau of Labor Statistics, not to mention the White House and even the entire City of Chicago: A GLORIOUS PRACTITIONER OF THE SACRED FREEDOM OF SPEECH!

Citizens responding by calling Welch a numbskull: COMMUNIST MOBS!

UnholyMoses October 10, 2012 at 3:30 pm

"We're pleased to see that conservatives are consistent about how they view free speech. Namely, the ability of the public to criticize public figures."
– The Dixie Chicks

BaldarTFlagass October 10, 2012 at 3:30 pm

This poor fucker has it worse than Aung San Suu Kyi.

actor212 October 10, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Right? He's been a prisoner of his own wealth for much longer than she was detained in Burma.

LibertyLover October 10, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Imagine a country where people complained about the money being spent on health, education and welfare in this country was 10 times greater than what they spent on the military and this caused it not to be able to wage any unnecessary wars….

Biel_ze_Bubba October 10, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Imagine a country where people complained about the money being spent on health, education and welfare. Surely that would be intolerable.

AbandonHope_ October 10, 2012 at 3:30 pm

The fact that people like Jack Welch are billionaires is proof that there is no God, or if there is one, He's one sadistic motherfucker.

Baconzgood October 10, 2012 at 3:31 pm

In Soviet Russia Wall Street Journal readers whine to you.

Indiepalin October 10, 2012 at 3:44 pm

In America, Wall Street whiners read to you.

Radiotherapy October 10, 2012 at 4:02 pm

In Soviet Union, Oligarchs go to gulag.

BaldarTFlagass October 10, 2012 at 3:33 pm

I'm just surprised he didn't go Godwin.

Esteev October 10, 2012 at 4:27 pm

His Twitter account is still active. Give him time.

cheetojeebus October 10, 2012 at 3:36 pm

"I've been kissed by dogs, bit by dogs, I've been me."
Jack Welch

hagajim October 10, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I saw this tool on the teevee last night, and my first thought was why does a former titan of industry in America sound like the Lollipop Kid?

Indiepalin October 10, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Datum? I hardly know him!!

elviouslyqueer October 10, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Somewhere, a queen is missing his drama.

Radiotherapy October 10, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Bully, victim, bully, victim, bully, victim, bully….ad nauseum

Boojum October 10, 2012 at 3:47 pm

I'm already nauseous.

Esteev October 10, 2012 at 3:41 pm

I feel Welch's pain. After being CEO for so long, he probably got used to people "respecting" his bullshit claims.

Hey, Jackie, you aren't in the office any more. Welcome to the real world.

WhatTheHeck October 10, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Film critics should therefore be banned from watching any future films for the integrity of cinema.

anniegetyerfun October 10, 2012 at 3:46 pm

'elp! 'elp! I'm being repressed!

Barrelhse October 10, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Cram it, Jack.

Esteev October 10, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Jack just realized he doesn't have a vote in the stockholder's meeting of public opinion.

TribecaMike October 10, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Would you like a $60,000 wedge of caciocavallo podolico with that whine?

mrblifil October 10, 2012 at 3:50 pm

This comment was deleted by the user who decided instead to put a fist through a wall.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 10, 2012 at 3:50 pm

This is just so horribly offensive to the millions of people who suffered and died in the Soviet gulag system, their survivors who were often never told whether their own loved ones were dead or alive and the rest of humanity, also.

Go to hell, Jack Welch. Fuck you.

iburl October 10, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Jack Welch's "Feelings" about a 00.3% change in the unemployment percentage is a marvel to behold, surly he deserves every penny he's wrung out of American workers.

Esteev October 10, 2012 at 4:08 pm

This was a test. Jack was going to see how we all reacted to his claim. If we took him seriously, he would create some jobs. But we failed, spectacularly, and he will not create anything but tear drenched copy for the WSJ.

GunToting[Redacted] October 10, 2012 at 3:55 pm

You got farther than I did.

fawkedifiknow October 10, 2012 at 3:56 pm

No further proof is needed that people can get away with saying total bull shit every day than just reading the Wall Street Journal Editorial Page. It's the Kookville Loony Bin Times Picayune Daily.

sullivanst October 10, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Is it just me, or is it starting to look like Idiocracy vastly understated the problem?

Indiepalin October 10, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Buy you dinner at Buttfuckers?

sullivanst October 10, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Nope, gotta watch Ow, My Balls.

emmelemm October 10, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Go away, 'batin!

johnnyzhivago October 10, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Seriously speaking, Jack Welch is as responsible as anyone for the decline of this country, so really he should go fuck himself.

Aside from wrecking jobs at GE he also reached out and destroyed RCA for no reason at all. RCA was one of the last strongholds of innovation (like AT&T it had it's own research laboratory that invented things like color television, CMOS (which runs almost every electronic device), etc… ) It was also fiercely ethical in the way it ran NBC and it was a great place to work.

So really go fuck yourself Jack!

shelwood46 October 10, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Thankfully, they spun off RCA's digital video tech to Intel or we wouldn't have the glories of youtube or netflix or watching Jack Welch make an ass of himself on Hardball days preserved forever.

TribecaMike October 10, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Expecting Welch to refrain from dissembling is like expecting Dr. Oz to condemn homeopathy.

Esteev October 10, 2012 at 4:02 pm

…certain government datum (like the September unemployment rate of 7.8%) doesn’t make sense.

It certainly doesn't make sense if you don't look at the fact that the unemployment rate has been falling for a few months years now.

Jack can't talk datum.

SayItWithWookies October 10, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Imagine a country where challenging the ruling authorities—questioning, say, a piece of data released by central headquarters—would result in mobs of administration sympathizers claiming you should feel “embarrassed” and labeling you a fool, or worse.

I'll bet Orly Taitz feels just as hounded and persecuted for expressing her views as you do for yours, Jack. Why don't you two misunderstood geniuses find yourself an island somewhere and start society anew? We in the Politburo will take bets on whether you die from gum disease or believing that if you flap your wings and jump off a cliff you'll fly.

miss_grundy October 10, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Send the rat bastard to a Siberian gulag and let's see how much he would like to live without all those luxuries he has become attached to. Why anyone listens to this poor excuse of a human being is beyond me. Cooking the books as CEO is something all these nimrods did in order to keep making those millions.

samedwards_net October 10, 2012 at 4:06 pm

"Jack Welch" spelled backwards with different letters is "Pathetic Fool"

Chet Kincaid_ October 10, 2012 at 4:10 pm

A decade of having MSNBC employees kiss his ass on-air has gone to his head, which is conveniently and firmly lodged between his cheeks.

TribecaMike October 10, 2012 at 4:34 pm

That explains Chris Matthews' paucity of hair.

LibertyLover October 10, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Imagine a country where the major corporations weren't rewarded for offshoring jobs and the CEO's of such corporations believed in creating a livable wage for it's employees.

SnarkOff October 10, 2012 at 4:42 pm

And no religion too.

Biel_ze_Bubba October 10, 2012 at 6:45 pm

"Imagine a country where the major corporations weren't rewarded for offshoring jobs and the CEO's of such corporations believed in creating a livable wage for it's employees."

A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far … wait, it wasn't far away at all.

La_Cieca October 10, 2012 at 4:13 pm

My standard reaction to this kind of person is that something like this would happen to them.
http://youtu.be/wvQXbmtSmL0?t=26s

There is not nearly enough booing in real life.

Dudleydidwrong October 10, 2012 at 5:42 pm

If only our little Jackie had the balls to go into a quiet room, wipe off his lipstick, and shut-the-fuck up for the rest of his life.

Generation[redacted] October 10, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Let me see if I understand how our government works. Instead of three separate but equal branches, we have the BLS as the central committee, and it's based in Chicago?

Jukesgrrl October 10, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Silly Jack doesn't understand that in ObamaWorld, the central committee is the Department for Agitation and Propaganda, soon to be renamed the Ideological Department. BLS reports there. He wasn't savvy enough to attack the head of the beast. Old Loser needs to talk to a chair.

proudgrampa October 10, 2012 at 4:21 pm

FUCK YOU, Jack Welch. Fuck you with a big, wide broom handle.

Asshole.

Jukesgrrl October 10, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Great sentiment, but Jack thinks a putter would be more appropriate.

ElPinche October 10, 2012 at 4:25 pm

I say let's keeping hurting his feelings until Welch jumps out of a 24 story window…(on to fluffy comfy pillows!!)

Negropolis October 11, 2012 at 1:52 am

Rockefeller Center has more floors than that.

elviouslyqueer October 10, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Wait a second.

Mr. Welch was the CEO of General Electric for 21 years and is the founder of the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University.

Strayer University? So now he's an active stakeholder in an online diploma mill that, like its other "peer institutions," has been getting its ass waxed early and often by Congress.

So yes, in sum, fuck this motherfucking fucker.

Esteev October 10, 2012 at 4:29 pm

In Today's America, the government pays you to screw people out of their money!

TribecaMike October 10, 2012 at 4:32 pm

There's gold in them thar mills.

Indiepalin October 10, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Big game this weekend between the Strayer Storks and the University of Phoenix Fighting Gila Monsters.

shelwood46 October 10, 2012 at 5:51 pm

I love Angry Birds tournaments.

fuflans October 10, 2012 at 4:30 pm

if barack obama is so damned good at manipulating numbers why hasn't he done something about this poll data?

iburl October 10, 2012 at 4:33 pm

He's trying to lull Spiderman Jack Welch into a false sense of security.

poorgradstudent October 10, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Jack's whining doesn't even make sense without the stupid, insulting historical comparisons. He's already got dozens of fawning wingnut welfare recipients making sure his dumb accusation gets mainstream coverage. As far as people who come out with idiotic, groundless theories go, he's already got it much better than Gene Ray or that "historian" who says the Early Middle Ages didn't really happen.

Generation[redacted] October 10, 2012 at 4:46 pm

It was one hell of a leap day, when we all had to set our clocks from 400AD to 1000AD. Spring forward!

Jus_Wonderin October 10, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Welch should check the schedule for the Siegel Whiner Train. Oh, wait, I hear it comin' down the tracks.

ingloriousbytch October 10, 2012 at 4:43 pm

IOW, consequences suck.

Generation[redacted] October 10, 2012 at 4:44 pm

You laugh now, but after Republicans win the war, we'll all be forced to walk through the laugh camps where 6 million plutocrats were systematically made to look like fools and embarrassed.

samedwards_net October 11, 2012 at 12:19 am

That's what we get for being Gigglecaust deniers.

Negropolis October 11, 2012 at 1:54 am

This one time, at laugh camp…

docterry6973 October 10, 2012 at 4:44 pm

I am so fucking sick of conservatives who think it is grossly unfair to criticize or mock them while they heap abuse on anyone who doesn't agree with them. Fuck you with a railroad tie, sideways, Welch. You don't want to be mocked? Then don't make groundless asinine claims on TV. Your aren't the CEO any more. You are just one more wingnut flapping his gums. Go back to one of your mansions with your trophy wife and sulk in silence.

ttommyunger October 10, 2012 at 4:47 pm

This big dumb cunt is a pussy, but he is no Lesbian. I know several Lesbians, and find them to be intelligent, compassionate and responsible; all qualities lacking in Jack "Off" Welch, a particularly disgusting excuse for humanity.

Jukesgrrl October 10, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Don't worry, Jack. They'll find an open bed for you at the Ecuadorian Embassy.

Libertad y justicia, bitches!

Baba_NinjaCat12 October 10, 2012 at 4:50 pm

It's Jack forgetting to take his medicine again.

calliecallie October 10, 2012 at 4:52 pm

We need a catch phrase that describes these people a compelling negative way that resonates with the uninformed public. Like Reagan's "welfare queens."

Any suggestions?

Dudleydidwrong October 10, 2012 at 5:47 pm

I'd suggest turning the tables and labeling them the true "welfare queens." Welch has been sucking from the government tit for years, getting filthy (good word) rich off of contracts and contacts. If there is such a person as a welfare queen, he's the poster child. Fuck him.

Negropolis October 11, 2012 at 1:55 am

How about (Marie) Antoinettes?

Biel_ze_Bubba October 10, 2012 at 4:58 pm

It's really quite simple: Under the new, improved Billionaire's First Amendment, Jack gets freedom of speech (his), and freedom from speech (yours). And no, you don't get to criticize the new rules — that's what they're for.

JackObin October 10, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Fuck Jack Welch, and his fake white teeth. They just make you look older, numbnuts.

Beowoof October 10, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Another lying sack of shit corporate shill. Nothing more than a weasel who stomped on his employees, off shored jobs to keep his Wall Street masters happy. Now he wants to complain about job numbers, say they're all fixed. Look asshole just because you spent years at GE fudging the numbers you reported to investors, the public and the IRS, doesn't mean everyone else does. Somebody needs to hit this guy in the head, with a bag of votes.

DahBoner October 10, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Out with the Welch, in with the Smuckers

Gleem McShineys October 10, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Jack Welch, it's called Freedom of Speech.

Not Freedom of Screech.

Perhaps they taught you wrong in your American Historionics classes?

glamourdammerung October 10, 2012 at 6:39 pm

What a whiny bitch.

What is it with Republicans and playing the victim card every single time they are called on their nonsense?

zumpie October 10, 2012 at 7:21 pm

So the big question is which is more totally horrible? Having people laugh at you when you say something completely fucking stupid or having to live in France in the 1960's instead of getting killed in Viet Nam?

yrbmegr October 10, 2012 at 8:12 pm

America. Love it or leave it, Jack.

mosjef October 10, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Memo to Adulterous Toaster Boy: they are making fun of you to your face now, instead of behind your back. So Jack off.

Negropolis October 11, 2012 at 1:32 am

We should totally make "Welch" a verb.

BTW, looks like Welch palined his way out of a job.

VinnyThePooh October 11, 2012 at 6:00 am

Neutron Jack deserves every malicious word and thought.

Francis Urqhart October 11, 2012 at 8:20 am

Feel sympathy for Jack. It is rather painful having one's panties in a twist, even if it's a self-twisting.

ttommyunger October 11, 2012 at 12:17 pm

The Crypt-Keeper be lookin' good, though!

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