PANTHEON OF FALLEN HEROES  3:25 pm November 19, 2012

Allen West Insists It’s Not Over, While Singing Fat Lady Tramples All Over Him (With Votes)

by Doktor Zoom

How Can We Miss You If You Won't Go Away?At long last, we just might maybe have a possibly-final result for the race for Florida’s 18th U.S. Congressional District. We think. As you may be aware, Florida does not have the most competent election system in the Union, which has led to a wee bit of uncertainty about whether wingnut torture-lover and Muslin-disliker Allen West has conclusively lost or not. See, the first vote count showed he was behind, but not enough for an automatic recount, so when West insisted on a recount, a judge said No Way, but then the St. Lucie County elections board said, OK, sure, we’ll recount… And then they failed to finish that recount in time for it to affect the election one way or the other, but maybe that makes no difference since the recount actually increased the lead for West’s opponent, Congressman-elect (probably) Patrick Murphy. As the New York Times essplains,

Regardless, under Florida law, previously submitted results favoring Mr. Murphy will be certified unless an emergency exemption is granted by the state.

So maybe this particular long national nightmare is over (?)

Yeah, right. Mr. West has been quite clear that he will not concede until all the votes have been counted, a position which, considering that this is Florida-for-fuck’s-sake, and constantly-shitting-the-electoral-bed St. Lucie County at that, we should probably have more sympathy for, except that this time around there’s no butterfly ballots or Katherine Harris mucking up the situation. Also, West appears to have lost by a far more conclusive total than the disputed vote count in Bush v. Gore, so there’s that. Nevertheless, as long as there’s the slightest chance that a recount may result in a different result, West will battle on.

Because Allen West is a warrior. He is a mighty Spartan. And after he came back, as mighty Spartans do, carried on his shield, he did what any defeated Spartan would do: he whined about it for two weeks and called his lawyer.

Also, too, a bit of campigning that we had somehow missed: As we all know, Mr. West, who is tired of black politicians who are stuck on the Democrat Plantation and playing the race card all the time, really is committed to raising the level of political discourse, and here’s proof: A yard sign decrying Patrick Murphy’s racist attacks on West [citation needed] with Murphy’s mug shot from a 2003 drunk & disorderly arrest…when Murphy was 19…and for which the charges were ultimately dropped:

Improving The Tone of Our Public Discourse

Oh, Allen West. We wish we could quit you.

But yeah, maybe we can give it a try.

[NYT / Palm Beach Post / Slate]

 
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DrunkIrishman November 19, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Oh, so it's okay when a black Republican plays the race card?

sullivanst November 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm

As in all other things, IOKIYAR, of course.

Lot_49 November 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm

It's okay when a Republican does anything. Anything.

BadKitty904 November 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm

*ANY*thing.

Lot_49 November 19, 2012 at 3:33 pm
valthemus November 19, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Situational ethics are the new black.

CthuNHu November 19, 2012 at 5:51 pm

+3 points for that post from this user
-6 points for not posting it in brogue

DrunkIrishman, I am disappoint.

actor212 November 19, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Regardless, under Florida law, previously submitted results favoring Mr. Murphy will be certified unless an emergency exemption is granted by the state.

Your Honor, my dog ate the recount.

bflrtsplk November 19, 2012 at 5:04 pm

The recount ate my, er, Allen West`s dog.

Antispandex November 19, 2012 at 5:44 pm

I guess he could just refuse to give up the seat. I mean, just sit there like, "What you gonna do about it asshole? If I just sit here, you got no seat!". But that would probably not work either. Ah shit, who cares anyway? He hasn't done anything since Batman.

snowpointsecret November 19, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Can we please just let Allen West secede already?

Infrogmation November 19, 2012 at 3:36 pm

West Palm Beach Gardens?

Jukesgrrl November 19, 2012 at 6:05 pm

With a fence around it, I trust.

BadKitty904 November 19, 2012 at 3:29 pm

What, if anything, is this vanity recount costing the taxpayers?

HRH_Maddie November 19, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Point well taken. But I'll gladly pay to watch West lose a recount he was constantly behind in. It's all over but the crying…which I hope is captured on video.

starfanglednut November 19, 2012 at 3:57 pm

One would think that a politician who loses by too significant a percentage to qualify for a recount would think to himself, with the humility befitting a servant of the people, "well, I guess the people don't like my message. I'll either rethink it, and run again, or accept the situation like a man and not a whiny little rodent."

But one would be wrong.

HRH_Maddie November 19, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Self awareness has never been the Republicans strong suit.

malsperanza November 19, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Peace of mind
Sleep
Gray hairs
Sanity
Faith in the system
Patience
…oh, you mean money? Yeah, probably around $200,000, I'd guess.

EatsBabyDingos November 19, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Allen should be hung by the chads.

Lascauxcaveman November 19, 2012 at 3:49 pm

I hear he's hung like a chad.

HistoriCat November 19, 2012 at 4:41 pm

(this is where one would post a joke about "twue" or maybe "not twue" but apparently we've been overplaying the Blazing Saddles references)

KathrynSane November 19, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Hm, for some reason I'm starting to think that there may be a problem with the US elections system. Has anyone ever considered looking into that?

Jukesgrrl November 19, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Even the Republican Secretary of State in Arizona admitted that this weekend.

Lot_49 November 19, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Where is she when we need her most?

sullivanst November 19, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Rafalca? How could you!

YasserArraFeck November 19, 2012 at 3:32 pm

I know she's a harridan with trowelled-on make-up, but Dayum!!

Lot_49 November 19, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Somebody (Tony Kornheiser?) called her "the prom date from hell."

BadKitty904 November 19, 2012 at 3:33 pm

The three of them, plus the horse, are still down on her estate in Palm Beach, last I heard…

Chet Kincaid_ November 19, 2012 at 5:36 pm

The female figure known as the "Venus Of Votingfraud" can be found throughout Internet records in the November 2000 period of American history. Although scholars cannot be exactly sure of the meaning of the curvaceous totem, she is thought to herald the dawning of a new age via the trimming of Bush.

Jukesgrrl November 19, 2012 at 6:15 pm

After being abandoned by Jeb Bush, Karl Rove, and others, the other BadKitty spent the middle part of the previous decade fighting allegations of campaign financial improprieties that had her investigated by the FBI and Justice. But don't despair. She enjoys life on a sumptuous Saratoga estate paid for by Daddy's wealth and her Swedish business executive husband. She is active in the Florida evangelical movement, it goes without saying.

snowpointsecret November 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Will the balloons she's hiding under her shirt be with her when she shows up?

weejee November 19, 2012 at 3:43 pm
BadKitty904 November 19, 2012 at 3:45 pm

I *love* that pic! Tho I feel sorry for poor Brother Possum.

glasspusher November 19, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Holy shit. The moiré effect from those thin vertical stripes on her shirt give me a headache!

BadKitty904 November 19, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Local rumor has it that's how she hypnotized her stinking-rich husband into marrying her…

ProgressiveInga November 19, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Where are THOSE when we need them most?

/fixed

Chet Kincaid_ November 19, 2012 at 5:10 pm

They should make fruit snacks or Gummi Katherines in that shape!

Loch_Nessosaur November 19, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Allen West is using the old political tactic of adverse possession (squatter's rights) to claim his congressional seat.

HRH_Maddie November 19, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I find this almost as delicious as Rove's refusal to concede Ohio on election night.

Dr. Matt November 19, 2012 at 3:29 pm

The sooner Allen West concedes the sooner he can start his new gig as a correspondent on Fox.

Jukesgrrl November 19, 2012 at 6:16 pm

I was hoping he'd be Pat Robertson's latest minority hire.

sullivanst November 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Allen West will not go gentle into that good night
Wingnuts will burn and rave at close of day
He'll rage against the dying of the light.

YasserArraFeck November 19, 2012 at 3:33 pm

I think raving and raging are pretty much par for the 'Tard/'Bagger course

BadKitty904 November 19, 2012 at 3:35 pm

It's less work than thinking, apparently.

malsperanza November 19, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Ah, you left out the most apt bit!

Though Allen at his end knows dark is right,
And though his words have screwed the poochie, he
Does not go gentle into that good night.

Wild man, who tried to claim that black is white,
And learned, too late, sane folks don't think that way,
Please, get the fuck out into that good night.

Toomush_Infer November 19, 2012 at 3:56 pm

More like "whine, whine against the dying of the light…"

YasserArraFeck November 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Based on his letters to The Missus, I think Allen would prefer the fat lady to sit on his face

rmjagg November 19, 2012 at 5:11 pm

from the look of his face , he's been to that rodeo quite a few times already

actor212 November 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm

A yard sign decrying Patrick Murphy’s racist attacks on West [citation needed]

We report, you decide

Chet Kincaid_ November 19, 2012 at 5:17 pm

If it showed West lurking in the bushes in a hoodie and then springing out to stab white women, he might have a beef, but this silly boxing shit? Sorry, "Brother." Racist stereotypes deployed against black Republicans in search of Democratic votes is all kinds of ass backwards, so who would do it, also?

carlgt1 November 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm

At first I was mad he wouldn't give up his 15 minutes — but now the longer he "stays in the race" and cries the more laughable he & the Repukes are….

SayItWithWookies November 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm

I remember the group asking for a full recount in Florida a while back being called something — let's see, what was it? Oh yeah — sore fuckin' losers. Maybe Mr. West should go back to Iraq and finish the job of securing freedom over there now that he's got some free time.

SmutBoffin November 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm

It's not enough that West should lose. Isn't there some kind of Phantom Zone we can send him to where he can never hurt anyone again?

actor212 November 19, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Iraq?

Oh. Wait.

Aridzona November 19, 2012 at 3:32 pm

No wonder West is fighting for his job. Who else is going to pay him $180k a year? Fox News? Oh, wait . . .

Lot_49 November 19, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Is there even one person on Fox who's ever served in the military? Or are the wings of a chicken hawk the only rank one needs?

YasserArraFeck November 19, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Allen never made full bird colonel, unless the "bird" you're talking about is the Loon

pdiddycornchips November 19, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Yeah, they are unlikely to hire an angry black man. I heard his wife has to continually sedate Juan Williams or he'd be out on his ear.

actor212 November 19, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Well, they do have Ollie North…

Lot_49 November 19, 2012 at 4:05 pm

…whose full title is "convicted felon Oliver North." But yep, there he is. Geraldo's a veteran/war hero in his own mind, as well.

Jukesgrrl November 19, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Extra p for slapping Geraldo.

pdiddycornchips November 19, 2012 at 4:20 pm

They occasionally talk to Ralph Peters but usually via remote. They don't actually let him in the building.

snowpointsecret November 19, 2012 at 3:33 pm

When he finally runs out of options, a downtrodden Allen West will drag himself into the nearest Chick-Fil-A, tears in his eyes as he eats his hate-fried chicken sandwich, wondering what could have been if only a few more people were dumb enough to eat there with him…

Oblios_Cap November 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm

he did what any defeated Spartan would do: he whined about it for two weeks and called his lawyer.

That's some mighty fine writing there!

Doktor Zoom November 19, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Credit where credit is due: Stoled that from Rich Abdill in the Sekrit Wonket ChatCave.

Chet Kincaid_ November 19, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Now he's gonna sue you for a micropayment!

Doktor Zoom November 19, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Nah, everybody's always ripping off stuff from everybody else in there.

It's an All-Gankin' Round Table.

Chet Kincaid_ November 19, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Godless Socialist Writing Collective!!

MaxNeanderthal November 19, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Go tell the SCOTUS, stranger passing by,
That here, not bound by their decisions, we lie.

And lie, and lie some more….

gullywompr November 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm

This week will go down in history for the death of two things: Allen West and teh Twinkie.

That's two things, right?

SayItWithWookies November 19, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Wait — Macaulay Culkin's dead?

Oblios_Cap November 19, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Miss Lindsey croaked?

BadKitty904 November 19, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Miss Lindsey may have qualified as a "twink" in the old days, at Tara, but that was a looooooooooooooong time ago.

Mumbletypeg November 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm

I thought he meant that teletubby that Rev. Falwell loved hated to hate love.
And I'm pretty sure one of those above two is dead!

gullywompr November 19, 2012 at 3:58 pm

The gay one? Twinkie Winky?

SayItWithWookies November 19, 2012 at 4:12 pm

I guess The LORD was pissed off about Rev. Falwell's eating of seafood and wearing cotton and polyester together and lifted His veil of protection. You'd think the dumbass woulda seen that coming.

Graham Cracker November 19, 2012 at 6:28 pm

History may remember the impact of the Twinkie. Allen West… not so much.

SorosBot November 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Who's the sore loserman now?

glasspusher November 19, 2012 at 8:45 pm

gawd, I remember those bumper stickers in Florida…

SayItWithWookies November 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm

You know it's a sad day in Florida when fraud-savvy Governor Rick Scott can't even fix an election. Oh, of course Scott got busted for fraud, so I guess he's proven himself inept already.

Joshua Norton November 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm

However he did win the "Guy who would be in a straight jacket if he wasn't a congressman" prize hands down.

Callyson November 19, 2012 at 3:36 pm

“At this time, in our view, the race is still undecided,” said the West campaign manager, Tim Edson.

Au contraire–the race for Craziest Wingnut 2012 was a clear victory for Allen West…

pdiddycornchips November 19, 2012 at 3:56 pm

The guys from Monty Python were going to use the term "undecided" in the famous Black Knight scene from the Holy Grail. In the end, they went with

"Okay, we'll call it a draw"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKhEw7nD9C4

Jukesgrrl November 19, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Craziest Wingnut had some strong competition.

Goonemeritus November 19, 2012 at 3:36 pm

When did Republicans get so concerned about counting all the votes.

BadKitty904 November 19, 2012 at 3:48 pm

When they lost.

MaxNeanderthal November 19, 2012 at 4:18 pm

When all the Bananas in their republic(an party), didn't amount to the hill of beans they were expecting…

CapeClod November 19, 2012 at 3:37 pm

How did he get to be a Colonel without understanding math?

SmutBoffin November 19, 2012 at 3:47 pm

In his life, he has only needed 4 numbers: "none", "one", "many", and "all".

MaxNeanderthal November 19, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Like Terry Pratchet's trolls, who count:-
"One, two, three, many.
Many one, many two, many three,
Lots"
"lots many one, lots many two"…

pdiddycornchips November 19, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Lt. Colonel. I wonder what his thoughts are about Affirmative Action?

Jukesgrrl November 19, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Military libel. I have it on good authority that General Petraeus can count to 38DD.

Maman November 19, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Allen West is showing that excellent judgment that got him dishonorably discharged from the military..

Callyson November 19, 2012 at 3:40 pm

“…Mr. West lost this race. He’s put on no evidence that anything they’ve asked for would ever change that irrefutable outcome that Patrick Murphy is now the representative of the 18th Congressional District.”

We won't let the fact checkers dictate this vote count.

Terry November 19, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Relax, Mr. West. Fox News has a pundit's chair for you all nice and ready.

fitley November 19, 2012 at 3:41 pm

So what you're saying is, there is no special clause for mentally challenged politicians to demand a recount if they are hallucinating their erroneous likely victory? What's up with that?

kittensdontlie November 19, 2012 at 3:43 pm

When will Murphy get the House seat? When he pries it from West's cold dead hands.

Guppy November 19, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Dok, Dok, Dok…

Brony photomemes are your thing, and the unfunny pages are jfruh's thing.

Stop fucking with the natural order of things. We fear change.

Close_Read November 19, 2012 at 4:54 pm

We need ponies.

MissTaken November 19, 2012 at 3:44 pm

It's okay, Allen. Just think of all the time you'll now have for nasty, dirty sex acts you can demand your wife perform. It's really a win-win for everyone, get ready!

SorosBot November 19, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Poor Allen's wife.

BadKitty904 November 19, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Ew

Lascauxcaveman November 19, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Hey, how about a little love for the Pacific Northwest's own little piece of Florida, Clark County, WA

We still got a couple races that will probably be decided by a batch of ballots they found, like, yesterday.

skmind November 19, 2012 at 3:45 pm

"Vote NO on Patrick Murphy" says that yard sign.

I did not realize that Patrick Murphy was a ballot measure.

Note that the yard sign does not show his party affiliation. Wonder if people-still-confused-by-the-butterfly-ballot looked up Allen West's skin color, voted for the white guy, and that has lead to this violation of West's recount rights.

Like the old western that should have been made, Buchannan Strikes Again!

pdiddycornchips November 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Allen West is a LEADER! If he has to, he'll have his men arrest these vote counters and then fire a few shots near their heads until they give him the result he wants. Oh, you can't do that in civilian life? Oh, you can't do that in the Military either? Then….wait, what? Did I mention Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid should get out of the country? I did? Damn, I guess this really is the end.

SheriffRoscoe November 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm

We love our Democracy, we're crazy about it. We eat it's ass, okay? And then it goes and farts in our faces. Democracy is a bitch, is what I'm trying to say.

Esteev November 19, 2012 at 3:49 pm

I wonder if this is how the Iraqi that West pretended to execute acted.

Beowoof November 19, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Sissyphus has nothing on this guy

Come here a minute November 19, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Another case of incompetent Democratic politicians. Can you imagine a Republican making a claim of "youthful indiscretions" for something that happened when he was actually youthful?

rmjagg November 19, 2012 at 5:15 pm

a youthful indiscretion , to a republican , is something they did in their 40's and 50's …..

Joshua Norton November 19, 2012 at 3:53 pm

It ain't over 'til K-Lo sings!

Jukesgrrl November 19, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Nooooooooooooooo.

Defeatably_Joe November 19, 2012 at 3:55 pm

A yard sign decrying Patrick Murphy’s racist attacks on West [citation needed] with Murphy’s mug shot from a 2003 drunk & disorderly arrest…when Murphy was 19…and for which the charges were ultimately dropped:

So, this would have been a year and change before Allen West tortured a man (and ordered soldiers under his command to also torture him) and eventually resigned his commission to avoid a court martial and probable dishonorable discharge?

But yeah, Patrick Murphy was once a drunk college kid, talk about unelectable!

dennis1943 November 19, 2012 at 3:59 pm

I wanna see West's version of "not impressed"………

Blueb4sinrise November 19, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Possibly a job for West.

Arizona elections chief Ken Bennett seeks overhaul

[warning. Ken Bennett looks like a cross between Mike Huckabee and the Dramatic Prairie Dog.]
http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/state/Arizona-elect

Toomush_Infer November 19, 2012 at 4:08 pm

When the alligator bites, it really hurts…

usuhname November 19, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Are we sure this isn't actually a post-coital picture of Patrick Murphy? IS the real story here that Allen West / his campaign manager made a pass at Murphy?!?!

Troglodeity November 19, 2012 at 7:20 pm

La Petit Murphy.

ttommyunger November 19, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Arrested for D&D at 19? Shit I've got him beat by four years and I turned out all right, sort of.

Defeatably_Joe November 19, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I played D&D in high school, too. 'twasn't against the law, though; I just got made fun of for it.

ttommyunger November 19, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Well, at least they were thinkin about you.Sent from the Field, not in Garrison.

kingcocrazy November 19, 2012 at 4:26 pm

The only thing left for Mr. West is to scale some tall structure with an AR-15 and several bandoliers of ammunition. And he just crazy enough (OK, WAY more than just crazy enough) to do it.

SigDeFlyinMonky November 19, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Charles Whitman libel!

AlterNewt November 19, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Dan Hicks approves that alt-text.

Limeylizzie November 19, 2012 at 6:25 pm

For that I will give you hot licks.

AlterNewt November 19, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Bless you. I've had the pleasure of performing with with 1/2 of the hot licks.

Limeylizzie November 19, 2012 at 6:40 pm

I now love you very deeply.

AlterNewt November 19, 2012 at 6:58 pm

And I you.

Pragmatist2 November 19, 2012 at 4:43 pm

It is well known that Arithmetic has a liberal bias.

Not_So_Much November 19, 2012 at 4:46 pm

It ain't over until Allen West says it's over and demands his wife to submit to his lusts with whore-like competence!!1!! (pew! pew-pew!! pew!)

Nostrildamus November 19, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Not sure that billboard would have the desired effect on the Florida voter, Allen.

Abernathy November 19, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Florida's election officials have earned a monument dedicated to them in front of the Oklahoma state capitol.

Close_Read November 19, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Quit dragging this out, already, West, and let us get on with missing you.

rmjagg November 19, 2012 at 5:19 pm

how long did norm coleman drag the process out when he lost to Al Franken ? maybe west is trying to win a prize for the longest delay/ obstruction of a winning candidate …

Chet Kincaid_ November 19, 2012 at 5:11 pm

40 Ballots and a Tool

Pat_Pending November 19, 2012 at 11:11 pm

yeah, I see what you did there…

outragedcitizen November 19, 2012 at 5:20 pm

As an old white man it is good to know that old white men aren't the only crazies out there.

Chet Kincaid_ November 19, 2012 at 5:21 pm

West was caught in the counting room trying to erase vote tallies for his opponent with his hairdo.

Negropolis November 20, 2012 at 1:41 am

Eraserhead!

TribecaMike November 19, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Seppuku means never having to say you're sorry, especially to innocent Iraqi's you have beaten up and threaten to kill.

southernboyman November 19, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Spartacus even had missing FL votes, hence the uprising. Allen West is no Spartacus.

Limeylizzie November 19, 2012 at 6:23 pm

I am ashamed to share a surname , but I think no genetic link, to this person.

Steverino247 November 19, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Lest we forget, West had the largest "war chest" of any congressional candidate this cycle. That's pretty good for a freshman so somebody is serious about assholes like West being in Congress. I don't think West is the only person shouting about having machines turned back on.

Troglodeity November 19, 2012 at 7:20 pm

I fully expect that Allen West will show up for the swearing-in ceremony and proclaim that he, not this charlatan Murphy, is the once and future rightful Congressman. And no, this is not a joke.

TribecaMike November 19, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Followed immediately by eloping with Orly Taitz?

BZ1 November 19, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Someone is overstaying their welcome, just sayin'

mosjef November 19, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Katherine Harris has offered her full support, a gallon can of pancake makeup and a paint roller.

Cheneysleftnut November 19, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Catherine Harris, line one…

catholic4condom November 20, 2012 at 1:36 am

In the alternative universe in which Romney won the election of 2012, Allen West is selected to be Secretary of Defense.

Negropolis November 20, 2012 at 1:43 am

I hope he quits, so he can go back to spending more time with the voices in his head, bless his heart,

Yo, Imma let you finish Colonel, but Kanye was the best West evah. Bub-bye.

Defeatably_Joe November 19, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Godless Socialist Writing Collective was actually one of the most popular of intro-level creative writing seminars at Atheist Liberal College. The instead of a professor, everyone took turns grading each others' work, most of which was sadly still little more than Marx/Darwin slash fanfiction.

glasspusher November 19, 2012 at 8:54 pm

Get a room, you two!

FeloniousMonk November 19, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Thank whatever gods you believe in that you weren't a math graduate student subjected to the Moore method. The professor sits and smiles beatifically while the students, forbidden to read any of the literature, instruct one another. One story has it that a student, after four years of this, triumphantly discovered something that was a great advance when Poincaré came up with it in 1895. Probably apocryphal, but having suffered through one course taught this way I'm prepared to credit it. Turned me right off student-centred learning.

Chet Kincaid_ November 20, 2012 at 8:31 am

I think I read about this! The seminar was clothing-optional, right?

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