I LOVE THE '00S  4:00 pm October 19, 2012

‘Macaca’ Legend George Allen Determined To Destroy Wonkette By Being Boring

by Josh Fruhlinger

Who even made this? Was it Weigel?“George Allen” is one of the names inscribed in gilded letters in Wonkette’s Book of Legends. For those of you too young to remember, he was a senator from Virginia and considered a viable candidate for the Republican nomination in 2008, but before he could become George W. Bush II: The Bushening, he had to win re-election in 2006. This went hilariously wrong, as it did for many Republicans that year, starting with him calling the Indian-American dude who was paid by the Democrats to follow the campaign around with a camcorder “macaca,” which is apparently a weird ethnic slur of some kind. It also came out that maybe he used some less hilarious racial epithets when he was in college, and also put a severed deer’s head in a black family’s mailbox. Next, it turned out his mother was a secret Jew, which he had a dumb freakout about. Then he didn’t get re-elected. BUT! Jim Webb, the Democrat and gun-crazed maniac who beat Allen, is now leaving the Senate in disgust, and Allen has decided to run for is old seat again. Which meant that this year should have been full of fun macaca times, and yet it … hasn’t been? WHOSE FAULT IS THIS? What evil spell have the Jews placed on George Allen, in a plot to reduce Wonkette’s pageviews?

A quick look at Wonkette’s George Allen tag reveals that he’s done nothing worth making fun of since yet another run-in with a video camera in December 2011. The Washington Post has an extremely long article about why George Allen is boring now, which is mostly about how losing the election in ’06 brought him a new humility, etc. The result has been the end of fun.

“His energy would fill up a room,” says Virginia Tech communications professor Robert Denton, a close observer of Allen’s style for more than three decades. “This year, you don’t see the old George Allen — wearing funny hats, throwing the football, telling jokes. He’s self-editing now. You can see kind of a transformation, a genuine regret after a humbling experience.”

UGH, SELF-EDITING NO NO NO. THIS IS DEATH FOR US. Also note the reference to the fact that he’s abandoned his beloved prop football. Instead of carrying it around and drawing on its secret power, he has literally placed it on a shelf, next to … well, you’d better brace yourself.

George Allen displays three totems on the top shelf of the bookcase in his Old Town Alexandria office. The bust of Thomas Jefferson is a natural; Allen’s first elective office three decades ago was Jefferson’s seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.

There’s a football, of course, an inevitable nod toward Allen’s father, the longtime Washington Redskins coach.

And then there’s the latest addition to the showcase: a shofar, the ram’s horn that Jews blow to signal the annual time of repentance.

Allen was given the shofar at a Lubavitcher confab he attended in 2010. Did he dare to place his baptized-in-the-name-of-Christ lips upon it?

At that meeting, he tried to blow the horn, a difficult task even for some rabbis. “I couldn’t get much of a sound out of it,” Allen says, but that night, “I had the best dreams.”

Well, there you have it: George Allen has had his mojo stolen by this sinister Hebraic magical item, which sent him “good dreams” to lull him into complacency. And that’s why Nate Silver’s Math and Numbers Emporium only gives Allen a 20% chance of winning the election, which means we won’t have to think about him again after November 6, the end. [WP]

 

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JudasPeckerwood October 19, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Better to keep quiet and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt. Or not, in this case.

ShreditorsDesk October 19, 2012 at 4:52 pm

He's been an easy foil in the Kaine debates so far, maybe he'll slice off a brain fart soon on the campaign trail!

Boojum October 19, 2012 at 5:09 pm

No, we need more public foolery.

OK, fewer George Allen's, but more public foolery.

tessiee October 20, 2012 at 1:39 am

What, has Mitt had laryngitis?

rickmaci October 19, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Sounds like George learned a little Old Testament humility. "It is a shofar, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done…"

actor212 October 19, 2012 at 4:05 pm

George Al-zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

actor212 October 19, 2012 at 4:07 pm

And then there’s the latest addition to the showcase: a shofar

It seems to have worked as a talisman this year so far.

Shofar, so good.

Boojum October 19, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Oh, fuck you. I'm serious. My pun defenses overloaded and wept electricity into my eyeballs.

Lascauxcaveman October 19, 2012 at 5:29 pm

When he visits the Kosher bars in Crown Heights, his favorite pickup line is, "Hi. I'm George. How do you like me shofar?"

actor212 October 22, 2012 at 11:37 am

Mine is "I'm Glatt to meet you."

Geminisunmars October 19, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Well, the shofar must go on.

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 7:07 pm

And boy does it ever.

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 7:06 pm

It's only a showcase shofar.

tessiee October 21, 2012 at 12:01 pm

But the shofar does come with an additional matching armchair.

eggsacklywright October 19, 2012 at 10:27 pm

I have a shofar for my limo freelimo.

BoatOfVelociraptors October 19, 2012 at 4:07 pm

In Jewish Virginia, Horn blows YOU!

Boojum October 19, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Well, they do say that Virginia is for lovers….

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 7:08 pm

It sho' as hell warn't fer Loving.

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 7:07 pm

This is the Wonketz. You're risking starting a stampede of horny fuckers, dick in hand, for VA.

Butch_Wagstaff October 20, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Eric Cantor knows a lot about having dicks in his hands, fer sure.

MittBorg October 20, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Oh? REALLY? Tell me more! Does the little putz have a few skellies in the closet?

MacRaith October 19, 2012 at 4:08 pm

I'm in no position to criticize anyone for blowing a shofar, given that my people play the bagpipes.

actor212 October 19, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Ungulates make great musical instruments!

MosesInvests October 19, 2012 at 4:30 pm

I know a rabbi who's also a very good jazz trumpeter-he can play tunes on a shofar.

actor212 October 19, 2012 at 4:48 pm

I was advised by a doctor to learn the didgeridoo for my apnea. I would take him up on it, but the neighbors complained.

BoatOfVelociraptors October 19, 2012 at 5:58 pm

You have to train them properly. Start with happy hardcore, then some industrial noise, then drop some dubstep. At this point the digeridoo will become a salving balm.

RufusTFirefly October 20, 2012 at 12:46 am

Thanks for that contribution to global civilization. My cat begging for food sounds better than bagpipes.

But thanks for scotch. Seriously.

yyyaz October 20, 2012 at 1:46 am

Speaking of Scotch, my understanding always has been that the Irish invented the bagpipes, but having as little tolerance for the inhumane screeches they invariably produce as every other semi-civilized society, they passed their invention along to the Scots, who, alas, never got the joke.

coolhandnuke October 19, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Allen is a lock to get 20% of the Redskin vote and has an 80% lock on the red-nosed gin blossoms vote.

Lionel[redacted]Esq October 19, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Does Scott Brown know about that?

Not_So_Much October 19, 2012 at 4:11 pm

So, for six years, he's been trapped in a closet?

Jukesgrrl October 19, 2012 at 5:11 pm

R. Kelly libel.

BoatOfVelociraptors October 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm

And then he looked for his football,
He put down his foot ball,
and he had no football,
He put down the football!

Chet Kincaid_ October 19, 2012 at 6:06 pm

(drip)

Schmannnity October 19, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Mediocrity and stupidity abhor a vacuum. We'll find another worthy of snark.

Geminisunmars October 19, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Where or where can we find one?

calliecallie October 19, 2012 at 4:32 pm

I am sure, come November, there will a many snark-worthy contenders to chose from.

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Geezus. With the Republican party still breathing, it's not like there's a shortage, darlz.

Geminisunmars October 19, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Yeah, finding a new one is about as difficult as looking at your browser.

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 9:03 pm

(Hugs you)

Schmannnity October 19, 2012 at 10:09 pm

You know, Mittborg, you have yet to have the mortuary effect on your namesake as on Palinzadummy. Squeeze harder in snapping this presidential log.

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 10:13 pm

You have a point. I crushed the others like bugs in no time flat.

Maybe I need a new av.

Texan_Bulldog October 19, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Poor George–having to self edit so he doesn't accidentally yell "ni*&er" at every dark complected person he sees. Politics really does change you.

BaldarTFlagass October 19, 2012 at 4:19 pm

He must have really had it tough whenever he visited the post-game locker room of his dad's team when he was a kid.

Biff October 19, 2012 at 4:52 pm

My macacas can beat your macacas…

Lot_49 October 19, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Lessee, which was the last team in the NFL to have a black player?

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Not as tough as *they* had it, trying to keep from beating the snot out of him.

Mumbletypeg October 19, 2012 at 4:11 pm

We haven't heard much about Cantor lately, either.
I wonder what previously maligned, now-embraced totem he might have procured to "snap out of it"?

calliecallie October 19, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Hurricane Irene blew him away.

TootsStansbury October 19, 2012 at 4:37 pm

I just googled the little weasel. Fourth choice? "Eric Cantor Gay".

gullywompr October 19, 2012 at 4:54 pm

From Public Policy Polling:

Q9 Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion
of Eric Cantor?
Favorable……………………………………………….. 25%
Unfavorable ……………………………………………. 40%
Not sure …………………………………………………. 35%

Negropolis October 19, 2012 at 9:05 pm

A Best of Britney Spears collection, I'm sure. They haven't been able to get him out of his office since the purchase.

Callyson October 19, 2012 at 4:11 pm

he tried to blow the horn, a difficult task even for some rabbis. “I couldn’t get much of a sound out of it,” Allen says, but that night, “I had the best dreams.”

Yeah, a lot of guys in your party have that problem. Or so I've been told.

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 7:11 pm

I swear, they just write the jokes FOR you.

YerMa October 19, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Totally off-topic, but..Holy shit, yay!!

I was ban-hammered during The Great Brazilian Invasion of 2012© and that has been rectified.

Geminisunmars October 19, 2012 at 4:26 pm

It was probably your accent that made them think Brazilian.

YerMa October 19, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Or my super hot bod.

That happens a lot.

Geminisunmars October 19, 2012 at 4:41 pm

The combo could get you banned from all kinds of sites.

YerMa October 19, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Argh!! It's doing it again!! My comments are deleted by administrator as soon as I submit!! Why hast thou forsaken me, administrator?!

Sad face.

Biff October 19, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Welcome back!

YerMa October 19, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Thanks, I don't comment a lot, and I may have offended (a) Brazilian people, but being banned gave me a sad. :(

But I'm back!!

Lot_49 October 19, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Great Brazilian Invasion? Clue a newbie in, if you would be so kind.

Jukesgrrl October 19, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Last weekend Wonkette was overrun by a horde of nincompoops typing jibberish and claiming to be Brazilian. Threads that should have had two pages of comments had three or four, and the visitors' contributions failed to make a lick of sense. We often get a troll or two here (usually on Friday night), but this some kind of IntenseDebate meltdown.

Lot_49 October 19, 2012 at 5:21 pm

I thank you, madam.

Doktor Zoom October 19, 2012 at 6:13 pm

kkkkkkkkkkkk

imissopus October 19, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Careful, you'll get yourself banned.

Cody October 19, 2012 at 6:34 pm

we will never forget
(yes, i was here)

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Yay! Er … when did this invasion happen? Did I miss it? Or was I just stoned, as usual?

Also, too, were you always YerMa, or are you an old and beloved Wonketteer with a new name? In any case, welcome.

Negropolis October 19, 2012 at 9:07 pm

The casualty count was high. Nice to see you made it, though. They won't ever do that shit again after the righteous (and mostly silent) down-fisting war we unleashed against them leaving them confused and angry.

YerMa October 19, 2012 at 9:13 pm

I didn't even fist one Brazilian and was STILL put in the corner!!

Next time…

Nobody puts baby in the corner!!

James Michael Curley October 20, 2012 at 7:23 am

As I said the other day.
Nobody puts baby in a binder.

tessiee October 20, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Huh huh huh!
You said "Brazilian"!
Also, you said "rectified"!

Humberto_Echo October 20, 2012 at 9:49 pm

So it had nothing to do with a waxing party gone awry? I think I saw one of those on Bravo once.

Joshua Norton October 19, 2012 at 4:12 pm

wearing funny hats, throwing the football, telling jokes.

But he kept the noose in his office, right? Because hilarious. Just ask him.

EnnuiThereYet? October 19, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Is our children learning?

Goonemeritus October 19, 2012 at 4:12 pm

How can we trust him to help our Country if he won’t even step on his dick to help the Wonkette.

bikerlaureate October 19, 2012 at 4:30 pm

It's surprising that the head Wonketeers aren't realizing their full impact in ridding our media of this good ol' boy.

SorosBot October 19, 2012 at 4:12 pm

George Allen very much regrets being caught at being a racist dick.

OzoneTom October 19, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Now that is just so self-hating-y.

BloviateMe October 19, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Yes but, did he label his past an act of error, or an error-ist attack?

Geminisunmars October 19, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Was it the day after the macaca incident, or two weeks later?

Studebaker Hawk October 19, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Priest: And this offends you as a Jewish person? Jerry: No, it offends me as a comedian.

BaldarTFlagass October 19, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Maybe he can go play his shofar on Arsenio Hall's show. Worked for Clinton and his saxophone. Wait, what?

SayItWithWookies October 19, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I guess the shofar replaces the noose that used to be there. First George Allen came for the oppressors, and I said nothing…

Mumbletypeg October 19, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Being called a racially insensitive, callous lunkhead is one thing. But being called a public nuisance really sent George around the bend, now!

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Darling, being called a racially insensitive, callous lunkhead is a badge of pride for Georgie, no doubt.

elviouslyqueer October 19, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Keep blowing that shofar, Macaca.

MosesInvests October 19, 2012 at 4:31 pm

He does treat the help well, doesn't he?

KeepFnThatChicken October 19, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Shofars are made from goats, right?

Keep blowing that goat!!

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Rams. It's a ram's horn.

BoatOfVelociraptors October 19, 2012 at 6:03 pm

As long as he doesn't ramrod it into a soup kitchen. That could get messy.

Crank_Tango October 19, 2012 at 4:16 pm

How the hell did he come up with macaca anyway? The only monkey I know by name is Annie's Boobs.

Lascauxcaveman October 19, 2012 at 6:48 pm

IIRC, his grandma used that word when she was chiding her grandchildren. So, family tradition?

BaldarTFlagass October 19, 2012 at 4:16 pm

And of course, the deer head is mounted on the wall, right?

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Of some black family's mailbox, yeah.

Come here a minute October 19, 2012 at 4:18 pm

My TV is right now telling me that Tim Kaine wants to double Virginia unemployment, so maybe we'll have to give this "Macaca" fellow another chance.

johnnyzhivago October 19, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Allen better step up his game. How about accusing Kaine of planning to implement Sharia Law in Virginia, outlaw hunting, turn coal mines into swimming pools for inner city youth and rename the state Western France.

Lot_49 October 19, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Finally, a candidate with a platform everyone can support.

finallyhappy October 19, 2012 at 4:30 pm

My TV was telling me that – so I turned it off- I try to only DVR at this time of year- or possible watch whie DVRing but walk out of the room to do something when political commercials come on

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 7:16 pm

No wonder you're finallyhappy. That's a great strategy.

deanbooth October 19, 2012 at 4:20 pm

only gives Allen a 20% chance of winning the election, which means we won’t have to think about him again after November 6

Nate gives Romney a 29% chance. Pffffft, forget Romney!

elviouslyqueer October 19, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Okay, totally OT, but *sirens* Mississippi Republican GAY SEX SCANDAL SCANDAL SCANDAL *sirens*

Dudleydidwrong October 19, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Sounds like another Republican has been blowing something other than a shofar.

elviouslyqueer October 19, 2012 at 4:38 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHA.

[26-year-old toyboy Jansen] Fair is well-known to [ugly harridan wronged wife] Suzann Davis. He was among her children that she took care of when she was a volunteer at a church nursery in Columbus

That's gotta hurt.

actor212 October 19, 2012 at 4:31 pm

FINALLY Cocktober pays off.

At least one Republican in Mississippi spells it with one-eye

calliecallie October 19, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Wow, can't make this stuff up:

In the latest suit, Suzann Davis says her former husband's longtime "deviant homosexual adulterous association" with Fair came to light when she on April 5, 2010 "inadvertently discovered intimate communications" in which Fair told Davis he was looking forward to the Las Vegas trip.

Zummach said Fair is well-known to Suzann Davis.

"Jansen Fair was among her children that she took care of when she was a volunteer at a church nursery in Columbus," he said.

Why'd she wait so long to file, I wonder?

actor212 October 19, 2012 at 5:09 pm

The suit is the latest in a string of legal battles for the Southaven mayor, who was ordered to repay more than $170,000 in city funds that the Mississippi auditor's office says he misspent and who faces possible criminal charges in an FBI probe. Also, Davis's former wife is seeking to change terms of their divorce settlement in a separate court action.

FlownOver October 19, 2012 at 4:58 pm

A lawsuit for loss of the affection of a Mississippi Republican mayor? De minimis non curat lex.

Jukesgrrl October 19, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Hey, Elv, Wonkette Nobelle Prize in Journalmalizm for finding that winner.

My favorite line, "'Defendant's conduct is so outrageous in character and so extreme in degree as to go beyond all possible bounds of decency, and said conduct should be regarded as atrocious and utterly intolerable in a civilized society,' the lawsuit says." There's civilized society in the far-reaches of Memphis? Sounds like the lawyer is a Dame Noonington wannabe.

tessiee October 20, 2012 at 1:47 am

Were there acts of perversion SO profound and disgusting that decorum prohibits listing them here?

MittBorg October 20, 2012 at 5:39 pm

I don't think decorum makes much of an appearance here, darlz.

Doktor Zoom October 19, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Quick! To the Cocktober Signal!

tessiee October 20, 2012 at 1:47 am

I'll start the Weinermobile!

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Sweet Lawdy Jesus! This is almost as fun as when Troy King got outed for fucking some Homecoming King or the other.

Negropolis October 19, 2012 at 9:13 pm

I thought I recognized the name. This was a Wonkette story some time ago. This was the guy who got caught spending city funds at a sex shop on a city credit card, right?

neiltheblaze October 19, 2012 at 4:22 pm

He's determined to try to not draw too much attention to himself – a strategy I wish all other politicians would follow.

calliecallie October 19, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Only Republicans.

neiltheblaze October 19, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Yes. And some blue dogs.

mavenmaven October 19, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Go to Brandeis or GTFO!

TootsStansbury October 19, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Repentance, feh. He'still a fucking meat head.

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Feh! is right. George "Macaca" Allen is one big feh!

johnnyzhivago October 19, 2012 at 4:23 pm

We need more politicians who will wear funny hats.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 19, 2012 at 4:23 pm

This fucking guy.

CrunchyKnee October 19, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Fear not Wonket, there is still an entire stable of Romneys and Palinses.

Lot_49 October 19, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Think of the romantic possibilities.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 19, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Gack.

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Hey, you speak cat too?

Beowoof October 19, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Bill would be proud.

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 6:28 pm

I wish to register my protest at this thought by making the sound of a cat with a hairball.

Doktor Zoom October 19, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Were you aware that that very sound is what inspired Andy Serkis in creating the voice of Gollum? (google his NPR Fresh air interview…)

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 9:09 pm

No but I love you extra for bringing me presents like this delici … er, tidbit of news. Thanks!

tessiee October 20, 2012 at 1:49 am

My million dollar idea for a never fail alarm clock sound.

MittBorg October 20, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Tell you what, all I have to hear is the first "gack!" and I'm outa bed on my feet and turning on the light, gimp or no gimp. Of course, one of these days, the li'l bastids will drop one right where my bare nekkid foot hits the floor …

Negropolis October 19, 2012 at 9:15 pm

The new measurement for Republicans is a "binder-full."

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 9:39 pm

HA! In my secret fantasy about Negropolis, he is a studly young newspaper reporter in a thriving American city who sneaks counter-propaganda into all his articles on Republicans.

When not leaping tall buildings at a single bound, of course.

tessiee October 21, 2012 at 12:09 pm

All the men on wonkette are studly; it's one reason why I like it here so much.

neiltheblaze October 19, 2012 at 4:27 pm

If only they kept him chained to a bed in the attic like they used to do in the olden days, none of this would be happening.

widestanceromance October 19, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I enjoyed playing the chauffeur while he had time to kill waiting for clients at an opera once, right in the back of the limo. Is that the same thing?

Trannysurprise October 19, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Just like a Republican. Killing our Wonkette jerbs. We get paid for this right?

Fairtackle October 19, 2012 at 4:28 pm

His collection of klezmer music has ballooned too.

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 6:27 pm

I actually like klezmer music.

Go ahead and shoot me. (with sheet music)

Fairtackle October 19, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Ha! me too. Good stuff.
I am pretty sure he is now going around wearing a yamaka, watching Seinfeld reruns and constantly going on about the tribe this and the tribe that.

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 9:40 pm

A friend of mine was horrified to hear his secretary announce to the office one day that a colleague of theirs had just returned from Israel "with a Yamaha on his head." That's called "being more Catholic than the Pope," where I come from. As you can imagine, Jews were not in the majority.

BoatOfVelociraptors October 20, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Someone should tell him that he's riding the motorcycle upside down.

Beowoof October 19, 2012 at 9:46 pm

I actually fear being shot with missed notes in my ears. The local Idol competition was something like that.

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 10:04 pm

It's painful when you can hear every flat or missed note. My teacher could spot the offender in a crowd of a hundred. Luckily, his aim was pathetic, and he wasn't allowed to beat the snot out of us, as he informed us mournfully when begging us to not maltreat his beloved music.

Beowoof October 19, 2012 at 11:08 pm

You must be young because we were subject to the paddle with holes drilled in it so it would pick up airspeed on the way to your ass.

iburl October 19, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Normally inadequate horn-blowing does not lead to the best dreams.

You know who else's mom was a Jew and dad was a Christian?

Jesus.

BoatOfVelociraptors October 20, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Now that would be a South Virginia style family reunion. Questionable parentage, J-bro and his possee getting drunk on the miracle wine, with enough loaves and fishes to make the food fight last for days.

Woodshedding October 19, 2012 at 4:29 pm

"sinister Hebraic magical item" ??? What are you, wonky in the head? Clearly he was terminated and replaced with a clone. Sheesh, get real, girl.

SorosBot October 19, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Keep fucking that football, George.

Geminisunmars October 19, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Here is some nice OT news: The "Salt Lake Tribune" has endorsed Obama. I guess even Mormons find Rmoney insufferable.

Biff October 19, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Sweet!

proudgrampa October 19, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Holy shit!

The real miracle would be if the Deseret News endorsed the President. But Kolob will freeze over before that happens.

doloras October 19, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Remember that SLC is the LIBERAL part of Utah.

Geminisunmars October 19, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Who knew Utah had liberal parts. Well, hope that it will still influence some of the “undecideds”.

Lascauxcaveman October 19, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Oh, yeah, something like 30% of Utah is non-mormon. Maybe even a bit more. Not exactly a swing state, however.

SenhorTambor October 20, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Yes, the part that ALLOWS green and red jello on the same plate…

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Well, fuck me blind! I must celebrate! The SLT endorses Barry? FUCK ME!

starfanglednut October 20, 2012 at 8:36 am

I saw that! It's fabulous.

barto October 19, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Maybe old George shoulda practiced on a rusty trumpet or two before attempting the shofar.

Doktor Zoom October 19, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Or trombone?

KeepFnThatChicken October 19, 2012 at 4:34 pm

After blowing that horn, I'd have some pretty intense dreams, too. AMIRITE GIRLS

tessiee October 21, 2012 at 12:12 pm

WoooOOOOooo!!

Dudleydidwrong October 19, 2012 at 4:35 pm

George is talented. He both blows and sucks.

SpiderCrab October 19, 2012 at 4:35 pm

George once dangled his sister over Niagara Falls. Misogyny squared.

tessiee October 20, 2012 at 1:52 am

And yet, I think back on some of my relatives, and…

MittBorg October 20, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Er … geeze, dudine. (Hugs you)

Lionel[redacted]Esq October 19, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Remember when being a racist was hurtful to Republicans, instead of being encouraged?

DrunkIrishman October 19, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Is self-editing a lot like Mitt Romney's self-deportation?

Tommmcatt_Again October 19, 2012 at 4:44 pm

He really was one of the public figures that helped the Wonkette of that era define its style and voice, like super-tuber Larry Craig or the inestimable Kitty Harris did for the Wonkette of earlier times.

I love the current Wonkeration, but sometimes I think it needs a clownish villain a la Michelle Bachmann of it's very own. Someone new, and shocking, like Sara Palin was for Ken. It would help it define its voice, you guys!

actor212 October 19, 2012 at 4:46 pm

With the loss of Allen West, Joe Walsh, and Michele Bachmann, my hopes– and money– are on Paul Broun.

He looks like a bottomless well of snarkability. After all, who else could draw Charles Darwin as a write-in opponent??

Lascauxcaveman October 19, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Yeah, but he seems to be so effing stupid. Not a hint of evil genius, just boring, blindly religious, dumb stupid. Maybe I just don't know him very well, yet.

Doktor Zoom October 19, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Christ, be careful what you say! Lord only know what eldritch horror you might awaken.

Tommmcatt_Again October 19, 2012 at 7:29 pm

"We shall see that at which dogs howl in the dark, and that at which cats prick up their ears at midnight"

…probably not until the next election cycle, though. :(

Chet Kincaid_ October 19, 2012 at 7:29 pm

It's all the same to me.

Actually, what has happened to the "voice" of Wonkette since, say, 2006, is that the "voice" is never even halfway serious anymore, whereas you might find a rather straightforward post back in the old days. That is an improvement. And the comments are WAY better now.

Tommmcatt_Again October 20, 2012 at 1:03 am

Eh, I am one of the happy few that instituted a boycott back in the day, when Wonkette fired wossname, the anonymous lobbyist. I, like more than a few, liked the reportage and outrage along with the snark. I'm back, of course, but there are some hardcore genius commenters- San Fran Lefty, for example, or Flyingchainsaw, that left and never came back. The Incomparable Homofacist was one of them. We missed the backbone of fact Anna Marie and her hand-picked successor wossname, that Asian dude, used to contextualize the jokes. Not that there's anything wrong with the current iteration. It brings the funny for sure.

But sometimes you miss grandma's cooking, you know?

What was that woman's name, anyway? The lobbyist, I mean.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 19, 2012 at 4:44 pm

What the fuck is this shitty-sounding concept of "self-editing"? Sounds like some stupid shit I need like I need fucking George goddamn Allen's son of a bitch cock up my fucking ass. Fuck that shit.

Jukesgrrl October 19, 2012 at 5:31 pm

With "self-editing," can "self-deporting" be far behind?

Doktor Zoom October 19, 2012 at 6:09 pm

"Self-editing" is just what normal people call "tact." If you have that quality, you don't need to self-edit.

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Will you marry me? I can't remember when I last met someone who swore more than I did.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 19, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Sure! Why the fuck not!

ETA: Fuck yeah!

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Fuckin' A. We're fucking set, dudine. Or dude.

Biff October 19, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Ahem.
Thanksgiving's gonna be weird as fuck this year. Just sayin'.

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Darling, have you met our Internet Husband, Biff?

Biff, this is our new Internet Wife, Natl_Redacted.

I love it. Even in my virtual life, I have a spouse of either gender.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr October 20, 2012 at 12:31 pm

er, technically I'm a ma-

oh what the hell.

let's be gender-confused Mormons!

kisses!

calliecallie October 19, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Sing it with me now:

M-A-C – See you real soon
A-C-A – Eh? Not if I see you first
A-L-L-E-N.

FlownOver October 19, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Another Gene Lottery candidate. Have we learned nothing?

Biff October 19, 2012 at 4:49 pm

"Well I'm gonna go then! And I don't need any of this. I don't need this stuff, and I don't need *you*. I don't need anything. Except this.

Picks up bust of Jefferson

"And that's the only thing I need is *this*. I don't need this or this. Just this bust of Thomas Jefferson. And this football. And this shofar…
Well what are you looking at? What do you think I'm some kind of a jerk or something?

Jerk…

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 6:51 pm

I *love* that fillim.

littlebigdaddy October 19, 2012 at 4:56 pm

I'm not worried for Wonkette. We still have Palin, Bachmann, Arpaio, Akin, plus a seemingly endless supply of local idiots and hate freaks that even Mittens calls the "outpatient wing" of the Republican party.

Doktor Zoom October 19, 2012 at 6:15 pm

It is a target-rich environment, to be sure. Or fields ripe for harvest, if you prefer a less shooty metaphor.

DahBoner October 19, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Boy

DahBoner October 19, 2012 at 5:00 pm

his energy would fill up the room

Ah, I remember that magical night at Red Robin well.

Or maybe it was just the Bottomless Fries talking…

Chet Kincaid_ October 19, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Nice totems, but I wouldn't believe he's changed unless he was eating papadums and collard greens during the interview.

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Papadums go with collard greens?

imissopus October 19, 2012 at 7:40 pm

And maybe a nice brisket.

gurukalehuru October 19, 2012 at 5:02 pm

So what was this about George Allen blowing his chauffeur?

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 6:52 pm

No you did NOT say that thang.

Doktor Zoom October 19, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Those text-to-voice programs still have some bugs to work out.

Or kinks, as it were.

KeepFnThatChicken October 19, 2012 at 5:03 pm

*scoff* as if Editrix et al would ever stop posting things. When there were only three posts a day (SKS was birthing babbies, Waggaman was leaving and Layne was recovering from another drunk), we begged for that delicious Wonkette solace.

Now? Soon as I am finished trying to out-funny you people (no offense), there's another post!

So, in this dearth of George Allen posts, I only posit: "George Allen who? Who cares?! I'm still catching up with Doktor Zoom's Pony Parade from last Sunday!"

Jus_Wonderin October 19, 2012 at 5:53 pm

"Toto, postings come and go so quickly around here."

Doktor Zoom October 19, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Here's an opportunity for some Brony with a DeviantArt account: an image search for "My Little Macaca" brings up NOTHING of Pony relevance.

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Don't. Just don't. You're GONNA be sorry when you get tons of deviants posting all kinds pony play shit all over the place.

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 6:54 pm

(Hugs you) Poor babby. There, there. (Pats your feathers)

I just read the top post any more, and try to keep up with replies. Yon Wonketteerz have certainly grown more wiv-it than back in OUR day, huh?

MosesInvests October 19, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Stephen King and Louie Gohmert, also, too.

tessiee October 20, 2012 at 2:02 am

Do you mean Steve King?
Stephen King, the horror novelist, recently stated publicly that he was in favor of taxing the rich.

Lot_49 October 20, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Tax the rich? The horror! The horror!

MosesInvests October 21, 2012 at 10:51 am

D'oh! Yeah, Steve King.

Incitefully_Joe October 19, 2012 at 5:08 pm

which is apparently a weird ethnic slur of some kind

Not just any weird ethnic slur, but a weird French ethnic slur. Which means even Republicans, who are normally okay with this stuff, were pretty pissed.

Lot_49 October 19, 2012 at 5:18 pm

This is the Invisible Dead Hand of Nixon, rising out of his grave to smite another descendant of his cronies. Remember that the Trickster used to call George Allen Sr and suggest plays the Chesapeake Bay Region Indigenous Persons could use along their inevitable path towards the Super Bowl. Now all are being punished with the curse of Shanahan and Snyder.

OneYieldRegular October 19, 2012 at 5:20 pm

No, no, no, George. That's the bust of Thomas Jefferson you're blowing. No, no, wrong, not that one either. That's a football. There ya go. That one. Let 'er rip.

pdiddycornchips October 19, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Poor, poor Wonkette. Where ever will we find another white overgrown frat boy racist wingnut?

Radiotherapy October 19, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Don't worry, they keep breeding.

tessiee October 20, 2012 at 2:05 am

Anywhere but the White House, please.

Jukesgrrl October 19, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Snark off: I watched a documentary on the Rams' Fearsome Foursome on the NFL Network the other day. It was narrated by Jennifer Allen (sister of George and the one who blew the whistle on his anger issues), who appeared to be a charming and articulate woman. No surprise she knew football but I was happy to see she appeared to be the furthest thing from a racist. She has maintained close relationships with many of the Ram players from her childhood and has named her four sons after favorite athletes, men of all colors. I don't think she has a noose hanging in HER office.

Chet Kincaid_ October 19, 2012 at 6:11 pm

That's nice to know that one of them turned out OK! I was just imagining what a horrid little prick Georgie must have been, to grow up around Pro Football players and turn out an entitled racist ass.

weejee October 19, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Well Silver gives Allen (20%) a lot better chance than he does Baumgartner (0%) out here in Washington. Commonwealthers is there anything we can doo doo regards Allen to help push his odds down even further??

emmelemm October 19, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Ah hahhaaahahhaha! 0% chance, huh? Not even a chance in hell?

At least there's some good news.

weejee October 19, 2012 at 7:03 pm

At least out here in the NW.

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 7:04 pm

I join with weejee in asking, if there's anything we can do to squash this bloated tick, please let us know how we can help.

Radiotherapy October 19, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Kaine has not said anything about macaca — being all civil and polite (read Democrat). Fuck, Allen put Kaine in a cheerleader uniform (see below).
Time to RELEASE THE MACACA!

StealthMuslin October 19, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Coach Allen's worst play is still running hard down in Real Virginia. The last few times I've left the haven of NoVa I've seen "George Allen" signs stuck in the half-tended fields of farmers/serial killers near Fredericksburg and points south. The best are the tiny black and white photos of Macaca with the words "George Allen: For Us."
That's some damn fine dog-whistlin' right thar…

tessiee October 20, 2012 at 2:09 am

"the half-tended fields of farmers/serial killers"

Nice. Very nice. Snuck that one right past us, thereby earning your name.

Cody October 19, 2012 at 6:21 pm

booooo

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Oh thank you jebus. If I never have to see that revolting pig-face over my morning tea again, I will die happy.

Radiotherapy October 19, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Apparently Josh, not many have seen this instant classic.

גוּט שַׁבָּת

Cody October 19, 2012 at 6:31 pm

macaca = female monkey in portuguese

Negropolis October 19, 2012 at 9:22 pm

kkkkk

Detesticle October 19, 2012 at 7:28 pm

You say "macaca," i say "bukaki," let's blow the whole thing off.

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 9:00 pm

I'm not sure it's blow, so much as pull.

BoatOfVelociraptors October 20, 2012 at 3:07 pm

You say a squirtin, I say a spurtin!
You say a spankin, I say a wanking!
Let's rub the whole thing out!

Chet Kincaid_ October 19, 2012 at 7:33 pm

I guess all this faux-nostalgia for George Allen is just part of The Snark, because he was never a major part of the comedy around here even back then, except for the "macaca" bit. How can you even compare him to the cornucopia of idiocy we've enjoyed without him for the last 6 years?! I find it all incredibly dishonoring to the soon-to-be-memory of Joe Walsh, Michelle Bachmann, Snowbilly, Christine O'Donnell, Rick Perry, Santorum, Todd Akin, The Kings….

chascates October 19, 2012 at 7:51 pm

I try to tell younger friends that politics wasn't completely filled with lunatics in the past but now they see it all as theater. Pretty bad theater at that.

weejee October 19, 2012 at 8:24 pm

Like in Radio's link above, Cracker Kabuki.

BadKitty904 October 19, 2012 at 8:29 pm

So. This guy *isn't* made up???

Doktor Zoom October 19, 2012 at 8:46 pm

OK, but how will they become "memories" if they refuse to go away? Answer me that, Mr. smart guy!

Chet Kincaid_ October 20, 2012 at 9:37 am

Let go and let God, Dok, let go and let God.

DemmeFatale October 19, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Did you catch the swipe at Marcus Bachmann on Parks and Recreation last night?

Negropolis October 19, 2012 at 8:57 pm

I can tell you, there is no such thing as "genuine regret" with people as egotistical as George Allen. If there is, the regret isn't over his behavior, it's that he lost and wants to win again.

EDIT: On second thought, maybe he did change. I'd definitely check for brain tumors for such a behavioral turnaround.

Negropolis October 19, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Poor Georgie. He never recovered after being spurned when he requested an endorsement from The Honey Boo Boo Child. She'll holla for a dolla, but girl has her limits.

Negropolis October 19, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Oh, don't you worry, Wonkette. When Governor Bobby "Magic Wand" McDonnell and AG Ken "The Cooch" Cuccinelli are inevitably elevated to some higher office, Viginia will, again, be for lovers (of hate), Allah willing.

DemmeFatale October 19, 2012 at 10:22 pm

OT:
Congrats to the Tigers!

(I'm so not looking forward to the NYC bloodbath this winter!)

Negropolis October 20, 2012 at 1:38 am

I'd be lying if I said I'm not enjoying their self-destruction before the media. The only thing sweeter would have been sending the Rangers home in the same fashion.

ttommyunger October 19, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Three words: Big Dumb Cunt.

Barrelhse October 19, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Who cut the cheese?

Blueb4sinrise October 19, 2012 at 10:40 pm

them's that posted it, hosted it.

bflrtsplk October 19, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Actually, they sound the shofar at Rosh Hoshannah to celebrate the New Year. Yom Kippur is for repentance and you fast for 25 hours, but accuracy and the Washington Post, um, not so much.

MosesInvests October 20, 2012 at 11:21 pm

The shofar is blown at the end of Yom Kippur, too. AND, Rosh Hashanah begins the Ten Days of Repentance that culminate in Yom Kippur. Many rabbis, most notably Maimonides, consider the shofar to be a wake-up call for repentance.

James Michael Curley October 19, 2012 at 11:51 pm

You know that even Shirley Ellis could not make a decent rhyme out of "George", "Allen" or "Macaca" without loosing a few teeth.

tessiee October 20, 2012 at 2:13 am

Banana fana fo.

fuflans October 20, 2012 at 1:06 am
Biff October 21, 2012 at 11:15 am

Gah! Imagine what Jon McNaughton could do with that, if he was so inclined.

tessiee October 20, 2012 at 1:37 am

OT, but I feel that it's important:
There's an online petition requesting that the Attorney General investigate Tagg Romney's owning voting machines in Ohio:
http://www.change.org/petitions/attorney-general-

tessiee October 20, 2012 at 1:40 am

So, George Allen is simultaneously both a Southern Belle and a Jewish Princess?

weejee October 20, 2012 at 8:52 am

Did George invite Lindsey Graham to his Bat Mitzvah?

johnnyzhivago October 20, 2012 at 11:54 pm

Whistles Dixie while dialing out for reservations.

tessiee October 21, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Tragically, his indecision over whether to call them hissy fits or conniption fits has prevented him from becoming world champion of flouncing out of a room.

Negropolis October 20, 2012 at 2:03 am

OT: Does anyone think Obama has any October Surprise in store before the month is out? I don't think he needs them to win, but I'd feel infinitely more comfortable to know he has some more information on Romney that has not yet been released.

Barrelhse October 20, 2012 at 10:01 am

Funny – the same thing crossed my mind this morning.

tessiee October 20, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I heard Romney's got 10 or 12 years of dirt hiding in his tax returns.

BoroPrimorac October 20, 2012 at 3:26 pm

It'd be awesome if he did something that would win him Florida. Right now Romney is up in the polls here and it's breaking my fucking heart watching my formerly moderate state become the crown princess of dumbfuckistan. I know, I know. We've been crazy as fuck for more than a decade, but I have been in denial. Now it's just too fucking obvious.

weejee October 20, 2012 at 8:58 am

What football jersey will George rend on election night as he performs the keriah prior to sitting shiva for his political career?

LibrarianX October 20, 2012 at 10:04 am

Inexplicable need to hear: 96 Tears.

Barrelhse October 20, 2012 at 10:19 am

So. Who shall we laugh at today? "Nathan" "Sproul"?

Chet Kincaid_ October 20, 2012 at 10:42 am

OT: Wonkette has — Insofar — missed the big fallout from the Walsh/Duckworth debate the other night: Walsh's Akin-like claim that thanks to "modern science", a woman's life is never threatened by pregnancy and therefore there is no need for abortion to save the life of the mother. This has been all over local TV/print news, with reputable organizations like the Mayo Clinic and Northwestern School of Medicine speaking up to condemn the dickhead's ignorance. Now he's failing at walking it back.
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-10-19/new
http://www.suntimes.com/15849188-418/amid-firesto

Lot_49 October 20, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Proving once again that facts have a liberal bias.

Negropolis October 21, 2012 at 12:26 am

I heard this the other day and nearly puked. I had a cousin in here 30's die a few months ago from bleeding out during childbirth. Happiest and nicest young woman you'd ever meet.

Tell me that science has removed the dangers of childbirth, you fucker. So, fuck you, Joe Walsh and the ill-gotten gains he rode in on.

DemmeFatale October 20, 2012 at 11:23 am

OT:
In case you haven't seen this: http://gawker.com/5953005/which-romney-son-is-cre

BadKitty904 October 20, 2012 at 11:56 am

Josh "Make the Voices Stop" Rmoney – *no* contest…

Lot_49 October 20, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Here's a four-clicker from TNR on Tagg, w/real reporting'n'stuff:
http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/magazine/1088

The closer:

The disdain [Mitt] Romney seems to feel for those who need government help, the condescension toward people who aren’t as privileged or successful, is jarring enough in its own right. But it’s even more jarring when you consider that almost all of us—Mitt and Tagg very much included—have needed help at some point in our lives. It’s just a matter of where that help comes from. That Mitt Romney would roll it back for those who have no place else to turn but government isn’t an act of virtue or tough love. It’s an act of hypocrisy.

tessiee October 20, 2012 at 2:23 pm

So, according to the article, curly hair is an indication of bad genes?
*thinks back over teens and twenties*
That explains some… things.

Mittaplasia October 20, 2012 at 3:44 pm

It would take thousands of years of breeding for that creepy gene to be diluted..something about the eyes. Maybe soullessness IS hereditary.

johnnyzhivago October 20, 2012 at 10:58 pm

All of them, Katie.

Negropolis October 21, 2012 at 12:31 am

Something really throws me off about Ben. He seems to be the genuinely nicest one, but also the one least comfortable in his own skin and it really and loudly comes across.

Creepiest, though? Matt, hands down. I'm also not partial to Ticc, Tacc, Sleepy, Dopey, or Grumpy Romney.

EDIT: I read some of the comments on the article – something I really know I shouldn't do on Gawker, but couldn't help myself – and you have the inevitable "I thought the children were off limits" concern-trolling question. Of course, this totally misses the point that the Romney's Children of the Corn are all grown-ass men, all of them with children, themselves, I believe. I imagine that like most concern trolls, they know the difference between attacking children and attacking children, some of whom are on their daddy's campaign payroll.

BoroPrimorac October 21, 2012 at 12:20 pm

The oldest Romney child is only five hundred and four months old.

DemmeFatale October 21, 2012 at 12:45 pm

OK, which one of you replied to the concern troll, (one of 5 replies pointing out their adulthood) with: "Shouldn't you be screwing your sister/mother right now?"

barto October 20, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Menos-caca then.

Blueb4sinrise October 20, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Apparently Allen's nefarious plot has succeeded!!!!!!!!!!

Meanwhile, Big Bil Broonzy tells us about The Glory of Love.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJBhfwP6VSQ&fe

AlterNewt October 20, 2012 at 10:14 pm

So nice. Thanks for that.

Going out on a limb, but you might like this. Try to get past the odd recorder solo at the beginning.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf-QI2EdUhg&fe

Blueb4sinrise October 20, 2012 at 11:08 pm

LIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The recorder is cool. Like a chromatic harmonica thing.

AlterNewt October 21, 2012 at 12:00 am

Glad you liked it. I'll leave you with this…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIZMMh5muEE&fe

NYNYNYjr October 20, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Moderator: Mr. Romney, your VP Paul Ryan has gone on the record at length that he was inspired to go into politics by Ayn Rand- former Presidential Candidate Ron Paul named his son, Senator Rand Paul, after the same person, though he denies it. Republicans love Ayn Rand, but have to deny her because she was a militant atheist, supporter of abortion rights and women's rights among other things. You named your oldest son Taggart Romney after Dagny Taggart, the heroine of Atlas Shrugged, Rand's culminating work. Will you please just admit it and tell us what Ayn Rand means to you?

ttommyunger October 20, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Or, in Latin: Biggus, Dumbuss, Cuntuss.

ElPinche October 20, 2012 at 11:38 pm

I see Matt Drudge's panties are in a twist over Gloria Allred's supposed October surprise . What's this all about? Smoke screen? Do we all get to see one of Ann's sister wives and how Romney loves the shackles?

Negropolis October 21, 2012 at 12:36 am

Ruh-roh! If it doesn't involve a sexual harrassment allegation I will be absolutely shocked.

ElPinche October 21, 2012 at 12:41 am

She better hurry though. Tagg Romney is furiously rewiring those voting machines as we speak.

ElPinche October 21, 2012 at 12:36 am

Macaca is so boring that all his photoshops are intentionally gaussian blurred to give them some oomf.

James Michael Curley October 21, 2012 at 8:57 am

OT Negropolis suggested some where up there "Will there be an October Surprise?"

Looks like its cooking with the NYTimes citing unnamed Administration Sources regarding a US-Iran only discussion regarding nuclear capability. Interesting caveat for the Times and the suggestion it may be a bogus lead is the issue that further talks cannot proceed until after the election.

Still if it gets confirmed this is a game changer.
Even if it doesn't get confirmed and in tomorrow nights debate Romney goes near the subject he steps on his dick again. Just about anything Romney could say burns him.

Negropolis October 21, 2012 at 10:15 pm

It's crazy, because I think that could actually work against the president. There is a prevailing attitude that we don't talk directly with Iran. Unless the announcement is that they are halting their nuclear program, I fear this could be a wash, at best. We've been spurned by "talks" before. Just think of North Korea. It's why I'm a little confused as to why this was leaked, as it was obviously leaked by someone either in the campaign or administration, and not an opponent.

James Michael Curley October 22, 2012 at 9:23 am

You seem to have hit the nail on the head with it being reported today the Lindsey Graham is proclaiming that the ‘time for talk is over’. But, of course old Blood ‘n’ Guts Lindsey will lead that charge right into those underground bunkers. I’m off today to visit some of my PTSD buddies so I’m not in a very civil mood to hear that kind of crap.

weejee October 21, 2012 at 10:22 am

OT

One of America's real heroes passed, George McGovern. He was an Army Air Corp vet who flew 35 missions over Germany and whose medals included the Distinguished Flying Cross. George is perhaps best remembered for his pursuit of peace in uniting those opposed to the Vietnam War during his run for the White House in 1972, and his fierce opposition to Dubbya's war in Iraq.

God's speed George, we'll miss you.

VinnyThePooh October 21, 2012 at 10:58 am

B-24 Liberator named The Dakota Queen. I am in fuckin' tears this morning.

chascates October 21, 2012 at 11:51 am

I'd suggest a biography of him titled 'When Character Was King' except that title was used by Peggy Noonan in praise of her saint. Who fought World War II in Culver City, California.

Chet Kincaid_ October 21, 2012 at 11:05 am

3 days with nothing but this post?! Mission Accomplished, George!!

chascates October 21, 2012 at 11:49 am

Guess all the editors are saving their snark for tomorrow's debate?

Doktor Zoom October 19, 2012 at 6:02 pm

You just need to ask a friend when the right time for low, sustained, booming noises is.

BoatOfVelociraptors October 19, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Apparently ant time after 1917.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noise_music

actor212 October 22, 2012 at 11:36 am

You'd think they'd be used to it: after all, it's NYC, I live near an airport and I fart a lot

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Lighten up, it's gonna be great. We'll see which turkey gets et first.

tessiee October 20, 2012 at 1:58 am

My second favorite episode of "Jerry Springer" ever:
Girl: I brought you here today to confess to you that I cheated on you.
Guy: Was it with someone I know?
Girl: It was with your cousin Kathy.
Guy: WHAT?? Kathy's gay?
Girl: Well, I don't know if she's 100% gay, but she had sex with me.
Guy: But… What… How… I don't GET this. She's my COUSIN! NOW HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO GO OVER THERE FOR THANKSGIVING!!???

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Ack! Thpffththtffft!

How many people still *remember* Bill the Cat?

emmelemm October 19, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Many, many people.

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 10:02 pm

That makes me very happy. (Hugs you)

Geminisunmars October 19, 2012 at 10:23 pm

(Hugs you back. And your front, too.)

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Sometimes a body just needs that,

Biff October 19, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Are you trolling for an AOT,K?

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 11:35 pm

Oh, no, honey. This was a class I took in America where y'awl banned all that shit.

Back home, not only did the teachers whack the bleeding jesus out of your arse, they made sure to call your parents and tell them so THEY could add a few licks to the increasingly damaged behind. After our parents got through with us, we couldn't sit straight for a week. Y'all use paddles. OUR parents used rotan. Thin, very flexible switches with tiny, sharp thorns. When they got done with your ass, you were bleeding and welted.

MittBorg October 19, 2012 at 11:36 pm

(Leers at Biff helpfully)

starfanglednut October 20, 2012 at 8:35 am

Oh sweetie I'm so sorry.

Biff October 20, 2012 at 9:05 am

Never watched an episode of Springer. Actually, I just don't turn on the tv during the day, unless it's for an F1 race or something…

MittBorg October 20, 2012 at 1:13 pm

I've had a few fun moments like that in my life.

Simple J Malarkey October 21, 2012 at 12:34 am

"second favorite"

It would be irresponsible not to ask.

What is your all-time favorite episode of Springer?

MittBorg October 20, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Eh, we survived and amazingly, none of us is a serial killer (to the best of my knowledge; I haven't spoken to any of my sibs in a while). But sympathy is always appreciated and gets me loads of free hugs. Hug? (leer)

MittBorg October 20, 2012 at 1:15 pm

*Mwah!*

Geminisunmars October 20, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Humpf. Now I find out you are a drive-by hugger.

starfanglednut October 20, 2012 at 10:32 pm

(Leers back at teh Z)Hug, hug, hug.

MittBorg October 20, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Oh, HELL, no. I'm an *Equal-Opportunity* hugger. There's a difference, you know.

Also, too, I takes hugs as often as I can get 'em. Otherwise I would've offed myself a LONG time ago. (Leers helpfully at the Gem)

MittBorg October 20, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Oh, my! (submits tamely to multiple hugs)

Always good to see you, sweetie. Hope the fruit flies are behaving.

tessiee October 21, 2012 at 12:20 pm

"He don't love you! He love me!"
"He don't love YOU! He love ME!"
[this went back and forth a few times, then]
"Well, maybe he don't love me, but he don't love you, neither!"
"Yes he do!"
"No he don't! He cheatin on you already!"
"How you know? He done TOLE you that??"
"No he ain't tole me. I know!'
[genuinely puzzled now] "But HOW you know??"
"Girl, ain't you never see this show before? [pointing] Who you think that other chair is for?"

Simple J Malarkey October 21, 2012 at 7:58 pm

ROFLMAO

I KNEW I would be glad I asked!!

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