the dowager countess is not impressed

Daily Caller Outraged: Queen Michelle Obama Bogarting All The Downton Abbeys

Pissy bitchesWell we never! Did you know that Queen Michelle Obama is so enamored of the BBC televisionne programme “Downton Abbey” that she “begged” to get season three before the rest of us servants, and they gave it to her??? The Daily Caller knows, and they are, predictably, taking exceptionne.

So much for being an average American citizen. The perks of having the last name “Obama” don’t stop at living luxuriously in the White House or flying around on Air Force One.

In fact, the perks extend to something far more exclusive and unattainable for your everyday American: The Obamas get to watch the third season of “Downton Abbey” before the rest of the country does.

Michelle Obama is so enamored with the series that she just couldn’t wait until it airs in the U.S. in January and “begged” british TV channel ITV to get the third season’s episodes early, UK’s The Telegraph reports. Ask and ye shall receive — if you’re the first lady.

Fetch our pearls that we may don them and then grasp them all to pieces! Why she gotta be like that? Is there something wrong with BET?

How else are you hurt-of-butt, Daily Caller?

But what about the rest of us?! We want to know if Cousin Matthew’s junk magically starts to work so he can marry Lady Mary, and we want to know more about this alleged war-wounded other “cousin.” We, too, want to see Shirley McClaine and Maggie Smith passive-aggressively interact with each other. Ugh.

The rest of us plebeiens [sic] will just have to wait until ”Downton Abbey’s” Jan. 6 premiere to find out.

Vacations, and transportation to places and Secret Service protectionne and “Downton Abbey”? Will Moochelle Obama’s perfidies never cease? IMPEAzzzzzzzzzz.

[DailyCaller]

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  • nounverb911

    I had my cousin in London Betamax it and send it to me, so there!

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      I had a cousin transcribe it into long hand using a quill pen and post it to me by tramp steamer!

    • http://citizenfuturist.wordpress.com/ RufusTFirefly

      I had it sent in Morse code via the Atlantic cable.

  • Yellerdawg

    Well, it's not like it's the next season of Honey Boo Boo or anything. That would just be out of bounds.

    • nounverb911

      I read on the internet that HBB gets married next season.

      • docterry6973

        About time. I was starting to think she didn't have any cousins at all.

      • Botlrokit

        …or gets pregmant. "Statutory" is really a legal term, but it does have four syllables — therefore, her cousins prolly don't know what it means.

      • Negropolis

        She was on the verge of being a spinster by Georgian standards.

  • savethispatient

    The real news: the Obama kids haven't hooked their mom up on bit torrent yet.

    • SmutBoffin

      No shit! I wondered why some staffer didn't just pirate it for them, then I remembered something about the Prezident's oath of office including stuff about "upholding laws" or whatever.

    • BonoboReview

      Watching season 3 right now. Take that NOBAMA!

      • BadKitty904

        Conspiracy!

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Oh come ON! Can you imagine the right wing outrage if Obama was pirating? Fuck, suddenly it would become the single most important bill in Congress, apart from the inevitable impeachment.

      • savethispatient

        Haha, yes, that is all painfully true.
        My initial comment may have not been intended as a factual statement.

  • CindynEncinitas

    I hope no bitches get cut over this one! How veddy insolent!

  • luckismine

    Big deal. When she gets a walk on in Mad Men Season 6, then she'll be someone.

    • docterry6973

      She'll have a walk-on as cleaning lady #2. This is Madison Avenue in the sixties, after all.

    • SorosBot

      That would certainly be better than Nancy Reagan's special guest appearance in Diff'rent Strokes.

      • CommieDad

        Ahhh, memories. That's what convinced me that I wanted to grow up to be a pot head.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      She's lined up a cameo shamble in Walking Dead. I think she's the zombie that does Carl, finally.

      Whoops! My bad.

      • mayor_quimby

        I would love to see that. Little budding psychopath!

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Johnny-Appletruth/133951326629923?sk=wall deanbooth

    I have a source!

    * makes key turning gesture over lips *

  • frostbitefalls

    She not only has the nerve to live in the White House…

    • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

      And not even in the servants quarters!

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com Weedlord BonerHitler

        (Hugs you) Hey, how do, pretty lady? You're looking good.

    • rmjagg

      yes and what other First Lady in the history of this country has had the unmitigated arrogance to live in the White House when the rest of us don't ? go ahead , name one … ;-)

  • WhatTheHeck

    What did she know about season 3 and when did she know it before us?

    • ibwilliamsi

      I smell a Special Prosecutor!

      • Negropolis

        My Ken Starr senses are tingling!

        Sounds like I need to see a doctor.

  • SorosBot

    "The Obamas get to watch the third season of “Downton Abbey” before the rest of the country does."

    Except that if it's already aired in the UK, that means a shitload of people in the US have already seen it. Has the Daily Caller never heard of BitTorrent?

    • emmelemm

      And how come those British people get to see it first? We kicked their asses back a couple centuries ago so we could be NUMBER ONE!! Where's the respect?

      • savethispatient

        The British people don't get to see it first; they're just living it.

      • SorosBot

        I know; it's the same way with Doctor Who, though at least since BBC America picked up the US broadcasts it's just a few hours after the UK airing, rather than the several months behind than Sci-Fi was showing it. (And gee, what a surprise that lead to a lot more Americans watching it live instead of torrenting it). Damn Brits!

        • savethispatient

          Automatic thumbs up for mentioning Doctor Who! The whole Obama family should sit down on Saturdays in the early evening and watch it together.

          NB: From behind the couch, especially if the Weeping Angels are involved.

          • snickersnack

            Don't blink.

          • SorosBot

            I'll never look at the Statue of Liberty in the same way again. (Although the original Blink is still the best and creepiest Angels episode).

          • http://www.wonkette.com WordSaladNation

            Okay, so could you help a brother get started with "Doctor Who"? There are so many "series" to watch, and I always confuse David Tennant with the guy from Pet Shop Boys, which is very confusing, when you think of it.

            Which incarnation should I start with? Is one better than an other?

          • malsperanza

            Unless you're a fan of tickytacky sixties TV scifi, skip Old Who and start with the 9th Doctor, Christopher Eccleston (just one season, but brilliant). I like Eccleston best, but the following three are all really good, in different ways. The whole thing has an arc, as each Doctor becomes more awsumly powerful, employing the arcane secret powers of the Time Lords to master space and time. So you should watch straight through from there: 10th Doctor (Tennant), then 11th Doctor (Matt Smith), then 12th Doctor (B. H. Obama).

            Somewhere in there, if you're curious about the earlier Doctors, I recommend watching a couple of episodes of Four (Tom Baker, the famous one with the long scarf),, perhaps the 4-part Pyramids of Mars, and maybe a couple of Five (Peter Davison).

          • viennawoods13

            Peter Davison was my favorite! Jon Pertwee was my first, and your first is always special, too, also.

          • savethispatient

            Doctor Who was cancelled in the late 80s and came back in 2005, so there's a 26 series from the 60s to the 80s that you can skip for now, I suspect.

            From the new series, you can probably jump in at Season 5 from 2010 with Matt Smith as the Doctor. The head writer changed before that season, so it's sort-of a blank slate. Even starting with Season 7 from this year would be fine, you don't need much previous knowledge.

            Or start at Season 1 from 2005, with Christopher Ecclestone as the Doctor.

            Or just start watching anywhere, really… Each episode is generally fairly stand-alone, although each season will have some kind of story arc.

            If you just want to just try an episode or two, this list picks some highlights…

            Phew! Did that help? Probably not.

        • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

          Same with the most recent season of Primeval. It aired here about five hours after the live Beeb.

          • Shellwith2Ls

            My mind was blown this weekend on seeing Conner from Primeval in Band of Brothers.

    • Crank_Tango

      Oh you mean that gay porn downloading service? Never heard of it.

      Tucker "Tucker" Carlson

    • neiltheblaze

      They've heard of the itertoobz!

    • NellCote71

      Or VPN.

      • BoatOfVelociraptors

        Or NSA.

    • viennawoods13

      I do believe that the last NPR pledge drive in oct was giving all 3 seasons- they made a biiig fuss about season 3 being a part of the boxed set- for a $240 pledge.

  • MacRaith

    So let me get this straight: The Daily Caller is now opposed to wealthy and powerful people getting perks the rest of us don't get? When did this happen?

    • http://www.wonkette.com ManchuCandidate

      Only those that are brown people

      • SorosBot

        Oh I'm sure they would be equally upset about Ann Romney getting to legally watch those episodes early. Right?

    • Mojopo

      Exactly, and blow me the fuck down, Popeye!

    • rickmaci

      Class Warfare!!!

      • BoatOfVelociraptors

        Gifts.

    • Mahousu

      January 20, 2009.

  • http://howtosavetheworld.ca/ BZ1

    Is Big Bird on that program?

  • finallyhappy

    Because really no one gets to see television shows or movies before anyone else ever- unless you live in the White House. Hell, I've seen movies that never made it out of the theater again- except on DVD- and I have no connections at all. The main thing is did she get season 7 of Lost(cause I need help figuring out the end of season 6)

  • BadKitty904

    Dang. The Neo-cons ARE grasping at straws.

    Now, they're just being silly…er…

  • skoalrebel

    What's a Downtown Abbey? [spit] Is that some kind of gay thing downtown, where there are people dressed up in kinky costumes?

    • DaSandman

      No that's a German Sparkle Party.

    • SmutBoffin

      Nope. You're thinking of a Tea Party rally.

    • Canmon

      That's Sesame Street.

    • savethispatient

      It's a fantasy world where rich people have deep concern for the plight of the poor people, as long as the poor people don't have any funny ideas.

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        Oh, Georgia!

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Reb, I think it's someplace whar them ladees of ezee virchew woik.

    • http://Wonkette.com DemmeFatale

      Yes.

    • corthylio

      Downtown Abby is a famous British porn star. Duh.

  • elviouslyqueer

    It bears repeating: somewhere, a queen is missing her drama.

    • nounverb911

      Lindsey Graham or Prince Charles?

      • elviouslyqueer

        Yes.

        • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

          I'm confused. I thought Sir Elton was the Queen of England.

          • nmmagyar

            I thought Sir Elton owned the Queen

    • bobbert

      Queen Tucker, right?

    • vulpes82

      Mmmmhmmm, hunty! *snap*

  • http://lostintarnation.blogspot.com/ SayItWithWookies

    Oh dear — that is simply not done in polite circles. Reporting about privileges the privileged get, that is, especially when one is a rich whiner. Please let's set Mr. Carlson loose on the heath and then chase him about with the foxhounds. It'll be great fun.

    • emmelemm

      QUIET ROOMS PLEASE!

  • Crank_Tango

    Daily Caller=Thomas.

    • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilledroommate

      FOX news=O'Brien

      • elviouslyqueer

        Dick Morris's career as a political prognosticator=Vera Bates

        • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilledroommate

          Doocy = Molesley with more derp
          *actually, that's wrong–lemme think of another one

          • MissTaken

            Doocy = William the Footman with more derp

          • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilledroommate

            I loved William Mason! He was so sweet and true of heart. (channeling my 13 year old self)– Does that mean I love Doocy? Nooo! Doocy is not sweet nor true of heart, he works for POX news for fuck's sake. Ewwwww.

          • elviouslyqueer

            Nate Silver = Violet Crawley. Obvs.

      • SmutBoffin

        I AM GOING TO PRETEND I DONT GET THESE JOKES LOL WHATS A DOWTON ABBO?

      • Crank_Tango

        Turkish ambassador=Benghazi.

        • Lascauxcaveman

          Waitaminute, then does that mean Lady Mary = Susan Rice?

          Somebody get a chart going here.

          • Crank_Tango

            Could be. Then does that make the State Department Cousin Matthew?

        • NellCote71

          Or a young Petraeus.

      • Abernathy

        As if anyone at Fox could match O'Brien's subtle scheming.

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com Weedlord BonerHitler

      Doubting?

      • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilledroommate

        I don't think Thomas is doubting. He's full-on ghey.

        • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com Weedlord BonerHitler

          Gay as a lark!

    • frostbitefalls

      Nancy Pelosi=Dowager Countess

    • frostbitefalls

      Barack Obama's first debate performance=Mr. Bates

    • BlueStateLibel

      Sir Richard=Mitt Romney

  • gullywompr

    Please, Michelle Obama doesn't "beg".

  • docterry6973

    Citoyens, aux barricades!!

    • BadKitty904

      Liberté, égalité, fraternité!

    • http://lostintarnation.blogspot.com/ SayItWithWookies

      Les enfants de la patrie
      Nos feuilletons sont arrivées!

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com Weedlord BonerHitler

      A la lanterne!

    • natl_[redacted]_cmdr

      Je suis fatigué.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      *playing La Mayonnaise on the fife*

      • Lascauxcaveman

        Sans culottes? Kinky.

        • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

          Je vais commando

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/mrblifil mrblifil

      C'est n'est une pipe.

      • elviouslyqueer

        Voilà ce qu'elle a dit.

  • savethispatient

    Joe Biden is appearing on Parks & Rec – I assume so he can be ahead of the rest of us too. What. A. Snob.

  • http://theplannersdreamgonewrong.blogspot.com jtinks

    Already seen it, losers! Further proof that the GOP does not understand how teh internetz works.

  • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilledroommate

    Oh, Michelle, c'mon– bittorrent! The Secret Service may/may not oblige (probably won't because there's some law shit there–but goddamn, it's public television), but you can find some time–er, probably not. Weird, I was just watching ep 08 last night. On ITV. In the UK.

  • AlterNewt

    Tyranny.

  • SpiderCrab

    And Michelle has promised to loan them to me after she's viewed them–because I voted O!

    • FlyOverGirl

      Only donated $5 per entry.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/mrblifil mrblifil

    Well after all the title of Season 3 is "Downton Abbey: Reparations" in which Joe Louis flies to the English countryside for the express purpose of ******* the dowager Countess in the ***.

    • SmutBoffin

      NO SPOILERS

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      So you're saying the P-E-N-I-S goes in the A-N-U-S?

      It's OK, I spelled it out so we're in code.

    • LetUsBray

      The hairy and unbleached ***?

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com Weedlord BonerHitler

      "kissing the dowager Countess in the ear"? How odd.

      • Gayer_Than_Thou

        What else? Everyone knows British people don't do sex.

        • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com Weedlord BonerHitler

          Yet they persist, in the face of terrible odds and worse food.

      • FeloniousMonk

        It's Cockney rhyming slang.

  • hagajim

    I'm sure Michelle will probably issue series spoilers starting next week, just to ruin it for all of us. Yeah – like I give a darn.

  • DaSandman

    Ms. Malia! Show your Momma how the Interwub works please. But don't tell that asshole Carlson.

  • Blunderthing

    Send this to White Whine dot com and be done with it.

  • http://inappropriatejobpostings.blogspot.com/ fuflans

    why does every day involve a fight with an american?

    words to live by lady grantham.

  • Mojopo

    Today is my birthday and just to piss the haters off some more, I'm giving my swag to the FLOTUS. I hope she wins all national lotteries, and never says "enough" when delivering poundtastic butt hurts.

    • cognachas4paws

      It's my birthday, too, so I will join you in giving my gifts – of which there better be many – to her as well. She certainly deserves it for putting up with these idiots.

      • Mojopo

        Happy birthday cognachas4paws, let's really fuck them over with kindness.

        • cognachas4paws

          And I didn't even say happy birthday to you!
          Happy birthday!

      • Lascauxcaveman

        Happy birthday you both! Want some of my leftover cake from yesterday? It's pretty good, not stale yet. My Mexican mother in-law's lemon cake. Yum!

        • Mojopo

          OOooooh…yes please! And thank you!

        • cognachas4paws

          I never turn down cake. Thank you. Was your birthday yesterday? If so, Happy Birthday to you, too.

        • corthylio

          Happy late Birthday! Even if it wasn't yesterday, I know I'm late…

      • corthylio

        Happy, Birthday to you, too. Only now I have that Beatles song stuck in my head…

        ETA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHRMX9Brq0s so you can have it stuck in your head, too…

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com Weedlord BonerHitler

        Happy Birfdai to you too, Cognac! And your little dog, too!

    • BadKitty904

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mojo! :0)

      • Mojopo

        Thank you, BadKitty! You have a lovely coat.

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com Weedlord BonerHitler

      Happy Birfdai, Mojopo!

      • Mojopo

        Ermagerd, yer owsum! TY!

        • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com Weedlord BonerHitler

          (Hugs you with a birfdai hug)

    • calliecallie

      Happy Birthday Mojopo and Cognachas4paws!

      • cognachas4paws

        Thank you, Callie.

      • Mojopo

        Thanks, and have a great night!

    • http://whateveritisimagainstit.blogspot.com trampndirtdown

      I give you both upfists for your birthdays, please feel free to pass them along to FLOTUS.

      • Mojopo

        All of them!

    • bobbert

      Damn, there's a lotta evil, nasty, sneaky Scorpios on teh Wonkette. (Including moi).

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com Weedlord BonerHitler

        Well, Happy Birfdai to you TOO, then, Bobbert!

    • corthylio

      Happy Birthday!

    • natl_[redacted]_cmdr

      Happy Birthday!

  • MissTaken

    This is more of a scandal than when the Dowager Countess had to contend with electricity in Downton Abbey. Oh the horror!

    • SorosBot

      I'm going to pretend to get these references despite not having seen the show because all the cool kids seem to be watching it, like with The Wire.

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        Thank you. I watched one episode and kept waiting for Graham Chapman and the other Pythons to show up in Dirty Vicar costumes.

      • MissTaken

        You'd hate it, even with the sexytime = death with the Turkish envoy

        • http://Wonkette.com DemmeFatale

          Yep.
          Mr. Fatale leaves the room.

          (The Tudors, on the other hand, has enough sexytime to make all the yucky history worth it.)

          • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

            The Tudors did a really good job making that era come alive while staying true to the history of the time.

            The Ken Follett books are pretty good with their era as a backdrop to the story. The TV miniseries…well, the less said the better.

          • GunToting[Redacted]

            We made it through episode 2 of the latest. The first was OK, but the second was really bad. It seemed like the average scene lasted about 8 seconds.

          • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

            World Without End. Cynthia Nixon practically made me want to hang myself

          • MissTaken

            The episodes when Henry was married to his second Catherine (the one he beheaded for banging every boy in town) were full-on porn. No other way to describe it.

          • SorosBot

            Now you're making me hope for a new adaptation of I, Claudius on HBO or Showtime, with a ton of full-on porn scenes for Messalina's extra-marital activities.

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com Weedlord BonerHitler

        You can come sit by me. I have no clue what these people are talking about except that it's a fillim. We can talk about the courage of Gloria Swanson in accepting the Norma Desmond role. Or something.

    • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilledroommate

      Ha! I still say it, "Ehh. The glare !"

  • Antispandex

    "So much for being an average American citizen. "

    Everyone knows that REAL average American citizens have car elevators in their mansions and stuff like that. SnobBoma!

    • HouseOfTheBlueLights

      It's actually only the wingers who keep pretending the Obamas think they're average American citizens. Barry? He's always braggin' on how he's part of the 1% (as in "while people like me, making over $250K, get a tax break")

  • jodyleek

    Is Mrs. Kravitz writing for the Daily Caller now?

  • MaxNeanderthal

    Ha-ha, Mrs Max is even further ahead in her viewing than Mrs O. Spoiler alert… I think the phrase "pre-eclampsia" might be of interest to DA fans ..

    • shelwood46

      Sob.

    • kissawookiee

      Don't make my TunnelBear alter ego keep having to think about this. *sniffle*

    • viennawoods13

      Curse you!!!

  • zippy_w_pinhead

    These people need to pace themselves. At this rate they are going to run out of petty, superficial invented out of thin air non-issues to whine and pout about before we even get to the inauguration…

    • BadKitty904

      I dunno. They're demonstrating a strong, natural talent for it…

  • metamarcisf

    Excuse me, but it's pronounced "Downtown Abbey"

    • FeloniousMonk

      I think you mean "throat-wobbler mangrove".

  • BornInATrailer

    Somebody doesn't know how to deal with their feelings that someone else is being "uppity."

    • emmelemm

      Sure they do.

      They set up an Internet site specifically so they could bitch about their butthurt DAY IN DAY OUT.

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com Weedlord BonerHitler

        And lord jezus in a fucking speedo, have they bitched! I had no idea teh butthurt was so strong wiv Whitey, man, or I woulda treated alla yez better. Piss and moan, piss and moan, Lindsay Graham's threatening to hold Bamz responsible for Benghazi, Allen West won't concede, some fucker commits suicide because his tanning parlor in fucking FLORIDA isn't doing well and it's Bamz fault.

  • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

    The Daily Bawlerz' writers and Eds have very too many mushy peas between their collective ears.

    Can we say 'collective' and 'Daily Caller' in the same sentence or will ID put us in timeout?

  • DCBloom

    Usenet rocks

  • Schmannnity

    They're so uppity, they have already started season 3 of Homeland where David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell guest star.

  • Botlrokit

    Screen'll still look fuzzy. Aren't they PAL over there?

    • Lascauxcaveman

      Also the problem with bittorrent. I'm waiting on the DVD, so nobody say nothin' 'aight?

    • sullivanst

      They used to be, but analogue switch off is complete, and ITV has an HD channel which broadcasts in 1080i (over DVB-T2 for terrestrial).

      ETA: it's presumably 1080i50, though, which can pose issues if your set really wants to run at 60Hz.

  • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com Weedlord BonerHitler

    That Knee-Gress is dressing in the fancy clothes of white people and eating caviar and drinking champagne with that BLACKETY-BLACKETY-BLACK half-white Knee-Grow in a House that was built for WHITES which it says right in the name and the country has been destroyed because of this, but you SHEEPLE? BAAAAH, you do not see. Are those eyes in your heads or are you potatoes?

    • emmelemm

      Wake Up White People!

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com Weedlord BonerHitler

        I wish they would. And then I wish they'd get off my goddamn lawn.

    • Eve8Apples

      I wish I could fit that comment on a bumper sticker.

    • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

      You say potahto, and I say potatoe.

      Could not resist the roast Quayle one more time.

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com Weedlord BonerHitler

        I've always wanted Roast Quayle on a bed of potatoes.

        • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

          See that you have done your post election remodeling as promised. Interesting bongvatar.

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com Weedlord BonerHitler

            Thank you. Not everyone likes it, to my great disappointment, but them's the breaks, I guess.

            I guess folks around here are getting to know me too well. Nobody's even surprised any more. (sniff!)

          • proudgrampa

            Huh? I, for one, am surprised! I have no freakin' clue what your avatar is all about. But I loves ya anyways!

            *hugs Weedlord*

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com Weedlord BonerHitler

            I loves ya too, proudgrampa. (Hugs you right back) I have another av lined up for this name, which I might just, um, slip in occasionally to check if everyone's awake, and stuff.

  • DrunkIrishman

    Are they serious?

    • malsperanza

      Never.

  • Slim_Pickins

    If we became British subjects as some wing nuts propose, we could get Downton Abbey at the same time as the homies, just like the Canadians, right? BTW, I boycotted the first two seasons of DA because I knew this was going to happen. Nate Silver told me there was an 84.3% chance of this happening…

    • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com Defeatably_Joe

      On the other hand, we would never be able to watch the Daily Show online.

    • docterry6973

      Nate Silver told me last month to take my wife's buggy into the shop because there was an 79% chance that a wheel bearing would fail catastrophically on 11/13. Did I listen? No I did not.

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com Weedlord BonerHitler

        Did it fail? (cringes)

  • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilledroommate

    Figures plebs wouldn't know how to spell plebeians.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Or that "British" always gets a capital B.

      • MegPasadena

        Grammar and spelling are elitist things! How uppity of you.

  • barto

    ALL YOUR DOWNTOWN ABBEYS ARE BELONG TO US!

  • RawhideRawlins

    Yo bitches, I done allready watched the whole season. Here's how: firefox, stealth, Itv player.

    • shelwood46

      I found out during the Sandy blackout that you can sideload VLC Player onto the Kindle Fire HD with ES Folder. I spent my days with lights and wifi furiously torrenting, then my nights in pitch blackness playing them back (Kindle=longer battery life than laptop). Watched all of S3, plus so, so much other stuff.

  • rocktonsam

    can Michelle get the next season of The Midwife? that would be cool

    • GunToting[Redacted]

      Michelle has the seasons of "Teen Mom" where the babies from this season are squeezing out their own illegitimate house apes.

  • poorgradstudent

    People in or connected to high political positions getting small perks is UNPRECEDENTED!

    • ibwilliamsi

      Uh – BLOW JOBS! Hello!

  • HouseOfTheBlueLights

    You people just don't understand how hard this is.

    • Misty Malarky

      Hey, Ms. Obama!

      Is Carol still alive on The Walking Dead?!?!

  • http://www.toastcat.com Fred_Wertham_Jr

    My sainted mother told me of this last night and I told her that I could guarantee that wingnuts were typing furiously about this as we spoke.

  • kyeshinka

    And what about all those snooty people in China and Russia and Ukraine watching all our American movies before they hit the big screen here? Is there NO respect for good ol' fashion 'Mercun exceptionalism?

  • cc423

    Taylor Bigler (the author of the Daily Caller "article") is a nasty piece of work with the journalistic integrity of Mildred Elizabeth Gillars . To know her is to loath her to the core of her dark little soul. Sorry, just had to vent.

  • Blueb4sinrise

    It's also available on the Obamaphone.
    keyword: tckrsxbls

    • kittensdontlie

      Those O-phones are not smart enough to get that program(and they are also quite lazy).

  • Botlrokit

    Is it still "class warfare" if they don't have class?

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Fuck these guys. Their favorite show is Faces of Death.

  • SorosBot

    Can the Obamas get season 4 of Community, and get NBC to actually air it soon, instead of having to wait until at least fucking February? Even as they already filmed both Halloween and Christmas episodes. Fuck I'm tired of waiting.

  • Fox n Fiends

    But Nancy Reagan's 32 years of socialized medicine is just fine with these folks.

  • BornInATrailer

    I'll be impressed when she snags the second part of the last season of Breaking Bad.

    • DCBloom

      Yes! What's up with making us wait so long?

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    I can't believe I'm the first to say this, but

    OH! FOR FUCKS SAKE!

    • BadKitty904

      Cally must be in class…

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        Freakishly is missing, too.

    • corthylio

      Thank you. Somebody had to- I was waiting for Callyson, too, also….

  • zippy_w_pinhead

    But just think about all the jobs these wingnuts are creating in the Waaambulance driver industry. See? they are good for something…

  • Gleem McShineys

    Looks like the Daily Caller has gotten Season 3 of "Sore Anus Abbey" earlier than all the other Republicans.

    • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilledroommate

      Bonus: More Butthurt!

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com Weedlord BonerHitler

      Time to change the av, Gleem. Also, too, "Sore Anus Abbey" and that photo … yaknow?

  • neiltheblaze

    You know us Dems – we just "want stuff".

  • Eve8Apples

    There she goes again –mindlessly clinging to her arugula and Masterpiece Theatre.

    • corthylio

      Yeah, she's pretty awesome, huh?

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com Weedlord BonerHitler

      D'you mind?

  • http://lostintarnation.blogspot.com/ SayItWithWookies

    I hope the Obamas prominently display their Season 3 DVDs — like maybe where that oh-so-missed bust of Winston Churchill used to be. We'd be certain to have a mild winter after all the heat that generated.

  • TribecaMike

    "Perks" my arse. The truth is Michelle Obama is a Time Lord.

    • docterry6973

      Now THAT would be a walk-on I would love to see.

      • SorosBot

        And it would make up for the very unconvincing fake Barack Obama from The End of Time part I.

  • dcjdjay

    Big yawn. Available for free on the internets.

    Besides, there ARE perks to being First Lady. You get to fly in AirForce One, live in a big beautiful White House with many servants, and you get to tell Teatards to STFU.

    Besides, why do Teatards care? It's not like they're going to be watching Downton Abbey anyways.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      A bunch of uptight white entitled folks get to sit around and complain about how bad they have it while the people who serve them (e.g. soldiers) get ill and die around them?

      Sounds biographical, if you ask me.

  • Eve8Apples

    Does the Daily Caller really believe that the average tea baggin' GOP wingnut cares about "Downton Abbey"? I doubt they know Downton Abbey from ABBA.

  • DrunkIrishman

    We all know the proper role of a first lady is to hold seances and psychic readings in the White House! GET WITH IT, MICHELLE!

  • Nibbler of Niblonia

    did my comment get moderated because i referred to a naughty british piracy website?

    I like how post-election the republicans are turning on each other faster than O'Brien and Mr. Barrow.

    "It was her ladyship's soap."

    • commiegirl99

      For some reason the word "pussy" got added to IntenseDebate's naughty words. I've fixed it because jesus that's ridiculous.

      • emmelemm

        Here, kitty kitty kitty!

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com Weedlord BonerHitler

        Thank you, BeccaLou. We couldn't go a day without our pussy.

  • qwerty42

    Oh, the outrage. Oh, the scandal. Oh, the craziness that knows not how to stop.

  • http://facethesuncastnoshadow.wordpress.com/ Mumbletypeg

    Peggington Noonanshire commenceth self-aggrandized, covetous meltdown in 3…2..

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Unless her magic dolphins deliver her a copy exiled from Cuba, Fedex

  • BadKitty904

    Today, we are all Season 3 of "Downton Abbey"…

    • corthylio

      I believe that because I've seen the previews about the upcoming financial difficulties the Crawleys are about to face.

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com Weedlord BonerHitler

      Actually, I'm still the BBC version of "The Hitchhiker's Guide …"

  • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com Defeatably_Joe

    I can actually totally understand the Caller's outrage that Michelle gets to view it a few weeks early; Under a Romney Administration, we all would get to watch Downton Abbey at exactly the same time: Never, because it's aired by Masterpiece Theater, on PBS, which would have been defunded.

    • emmelemm

      at exactly the same time: Never

      HAHA seriously that made me laugh.

  • Pragmatist2

    Actually teh DVD is available to ALL on Amazon.co.uk but you have to be able to play a Region 2 DVD in the US. I have a 9 year old neighbor who can show any Tea Party member how to do that so they can watch too.
    BTW I tried to post this on daily Caller and they deleted it. HaHaHa! True.

    • Guppy

      Some of us do recall the gift to the British Royals of region 1 DVD's…

  • Jus_Wonderin

    Just as long as Bamz doesn't get to see the next Star Trek (2013) before me.

    • ibwilliamsi

      You KNOW he will. In his OWN theater. Ohbummer!

  • arduinohacker

    Jeepers, she could have just asked Obama, and he could direct the NSA to hand over a tape. Do you think we spend those billions to record fist-bumpers phone calls?

  • Eve8Apples

    If the Obamas really want to piss off the wingnut tea baggers, they should arrange for Barry sing the national anthem at the next NASCAR race.

    • GunToting[Redacted]

      If he sings it "'Bleeding Gums' Murphy" style I'll make sure I get tickets to that race.

  • Q_R_DeNameland

    "The perks of having the last name “Obama” don’t stop at living luxuriously in the White House or flying around on Air Force One."

    Damn. I'm changing my name to Q. R. Obama.

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com Weedlord BonerHitler

      Quentin Robert de Nameland, is that YOU?

      The greatest living philostopher?

      • Q_R_DeNameland

        It's like I said, the aeons are closing.

        Make your checks payable to…!

  • http://whateveritisimagainstit.blogspot.com trampndirtdown

    Meanwhile poor Egg has to watch reruns of Sister Wives.

    • shelwood46

      This is why she was crying so hard on 11/6. All she wanted was to see Matthew and Mary's wedding, is that so much to ask?

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com Weedlord BonerHitler

      "Poor" Egg will no doubt sup on fresh babies' fingers to make up for her privations.

  • mustangsavvy

    Yes. This is a travesty. That a person like Michelle who is arguably, the world's most powerful woman, would maybe get a small perk now and then. You know, like designer clothes, hanging out with Beyonce, seeing Downton Abbey early. It's the ultimate tragedy. But poor people getting kicked in the remaining teeth they have by rich folk who already have everything but want more, and then having to find the money to pay for said teeth kicking, without help whatsoever from anyone who is remotely human let alone the government – THAT is perfectly OK, because freedumbz.

    The Daily Caller: We Always have the Right Priorities for Which We Will Scream Bloody Murder when they are being Trampled. Also too: We Have a Fainting Couch for when Pearl Clutching is Just Not Enough.

    Idiots.

  • Disassembly

    Nice dig at her use of "enamored."

  • StillGoinGreen

    I have oft wondered of the colour of power and greed… and now I know – it is BLAH!!!

  • rickmaci

    To be honest, I am embarrassed for Tukkker that he, and his fringy fringe friends, would be reduced to this. William F. Buckley cried today, if he could.

    • Barrelhse

      Buckner would be a NOTHING in today's GOP. He had intelligence.

      • GunToting[Redacted]

        If only he hadn't let that ground ball go past him in game 6 in 1986…

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      You misspelled "Bukkkley"

  • Schmegeg

    The Queen really has a jones for "Sons of Anarchy."

    Also,: "Bengahzi!!!"

    • GunToting[Redacted]

      Opie libel.

  • vulpes82

    History's greatest monster!

  • Q_R_DeNameland

    Does Joe Walsh have a picture of Michelle Obama watching Downton Abbey?

  • Grokenstein

    Hey, do you think she could get me Season 3 of My Little Pony?

  • bloggingbalkanistan

    hmm, and all this time I was calling it Downtown Abbey, don't I feel like a fool now

  • TribecaMike

    Now that's what I call a rapidshare! LOL! Shit, peed in my pants again.

  • http://rightthinkingamerican.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    I have news for you – for about $10 bucks a month you can buy a proxy in the UK and watch all this highbrow garbage as soon as it comes out.

    I vastly prefer to watch Swamp Loggers which is made in AMURICA, of course!

  • ChrisM2011

    Where's O'Brien for a good tripping when you need her??

  • bflrtsplk

    I need Dame Peggington to drink me through this crisis. I simply can't cope.

  • NW_Pinko

    They hate it when blah people live luxuriously …especially in the White House.

  • http://rightthinkingamerican.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    Romney Blames Obama for Winning Election:

    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/14/rom

    • BaldarTFlagass

      "and it was very close but close doesn’t count in this business.”

      Dude, it might have been close, if you had taken Virginia and Ohio and Florida, but even if you had, you still would have lost 272 to 263. Go home and count your fucking money; you obviously don't know how to count votes.

    • BlueStateLibel

      Whiny sore loser is whiny sore loser.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Well, elections have consequences. I'm just surprised she didn't get on Air Force One and fly over there to pick up the DVDs.

  • ibwilliamsi

    Silly me, a Brit I met last week asked me which programmes I enjoyed and asked which I'd like to get in advance of the USA release. I TOTALLY spaced DA. I know his wife and will ask her to get me an advance copy for Christmas! Y'all just be careful when you run those region 2 DVD's on your DVD 1 region machines. You'll have to buy a converter if you ever want to play another American DVD on your computer again.

    • sullivanst

      If you're playing on a PC, you could always get a second drive and leave them set to different regions.

      • ibwilliamsi

        I found a reasonably priced program called "AnyDVD" that lets you play any region – after I blew it on my computer watching "Ashes to Ashes" before the USA release.

        • sullivanst

          You should be able to switch your region code up to 5 times on a DVD drive. At least, that always used to be the case. It also used to be the case that many, perhaps even most, drives had cracked firmwares available that made them either multiregion or infinitely region-switchable.

          I'm slightly surprised that AnyDVD is still available for sale – it works by cracking CSS (like DeCSS, binary distribution of which has been relentlessly and successfully targeted by copyright lawyers armed with DMCA).

  • sullivanst

    OT: Your move, Ted Nugent.

    • TribecaMike

      If I'd been that guy, I''d have set up my suicide to look like I'd been murdered by my main competitor, the Sun. Revenge is a dish best served at 5505 °C.

      • sullivanst

        I would've disassembled enough bullet cartridges to make an IED which I would then have detonated in my mouth, just to make us libtards feel guilty for talking about RW headsplosions all the time.

  • owhatever

    Egg, in a pfft of jealousy, bought the place.

  • ChrisM2011

    Maybe The Daily Caller should stop complaining about the 3rd season and go back and watch the second. I was sure they already solved Cousin Matthew's "junk" problem.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    I was getting so fucking tired of all the wingnutz' "Benghazi blather blather Obama blather blather Benghazi" shit. Thank goodness they've found something else to be outraged about!

  • bcarter3

    Shocking! Ann Romney would never ask for special treatment like this.

  • DocChaos

    Where's my motherfucking Earl Grey?

    • FeloniousMonk

      His Lordship is engaged in discussions of a delicate nature with a lady with whom I believe you have some acquaintance.

    • Negropolis

      English Breakfast Tea libel!

  • ttommyunger

    Don't know about Abbey, but I would def go downtown with Michelle.

  • malsperanza

    Pfft, I'm disappointed that Michelle is so bush league. In 2008 Laura Bush ordered a new china service, despite the fact that the White House still has the Reagan service, the Clinton service, and about 14 other china services. The official George W. Bush State China Service (total price tag: $492,798*) consists of 320 14-piece place settings. It arrived in January 2009, shortly before the Obamas moved in. I guess Laura was concerned that a couple a black folks from the south side of Chicago might get all panicky if they had to pick out their own dishes.

    *Paid for through private funds from people seeking to ingratiate themselves with the First Family, as per usual.

  • keekeetwo

    She's probably got a couple Cadillacs in the elevator too

  • Negropolis

    I mean, it's not like any family has ever lived in the White House, before, right? No, it's always been Obama, and it's a hereditary presidency.

    Fuck the whiney-ass titty-babies. They weren't complaining when Cheney was ordering on the blackmarket the finest pickled fetuses to sustain his evil lifeforce.

    BTW, can't get into Downtown Abby – you know, the one about a single, white female living it up in Camden – but had Upstairs Downstairs running the background and got kind of hooked.

  • http://twitter.com/iburl iburl

    Good thing they don't know about Mamie Eisenhower's birthday parties. (…or maybe they do, but it's OK if you're ofay)
    http://carlanthonyonline.com/2012/11/14/mamie-que

  • Negropolis

    Black people to the idea that it's absurd for black people to be living in the White House:

    We built that!

    /done

  • http://citizenfuturist.wordpress.com/ RufusTFirefly

    So this is proof that Obama did Benghazi.

    INPEACH!!11!!!

  • Stevola

    The perks of having the last name "Obama" include getting to beat the ever-lovin' snot out of Mitt Romney in an election.

  • http://www.wonkette.com/ slowhansolo

    Thank you for "taking exceptionne." Well done.

  • dccajun

    Only problem is that even commoners can get a copy of the British version.