THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR STOMPIN'  10:00 am December 6, 2012

Breitbart Found A Chicago Teacher Who Once Met Some Communists

by snipy

next time demand more stylish boots for your trampling fetishDear god, please don’t make us go look at Breitbart. No, really. We’ll look at WND. We’ll go watch Jonah Goldberg derp at The Corner. Just not Breitbart. Gah. OK, fine. FINE. We’re all going to regret this.  Apparently, the startlingly prolific “Rebel Pundit” has discovered that a TEACHER who is in a UNION went to a MARXIST conference. Can you stand what an amazing feat of journalism this is? Can you stand the horror of knowing that sometimes people in unions do what they want on their own time??

While a guest on a local Chicago radio show, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) VP Jesse Sharkey was questioned over his recent participation in the Midwest Marxism Conference and refused to answer why he was there and what relationship the Chicago Teachers Union has with the conference and sponsoring organization, the International Socialists Organization. Sharkey, who was documented by Breitbart News attending the Marxist conference at Northwestern University last month, appeared caught off-guard and struggled to respond to the question.

Try as we might, we are unable to figure out why this warrants breathless reporting from “Rebel Pundit” or anyone else, but Rebel Pundit had already written about this last month in a breathless and oddly punctuated post where he detailed his horrifying treatment at the hands of the socialist-marxist-communist-communitarian-unionists. (Not clicking through? We don’t blame you. Short version: they figured out who he was and made him leave. NOT COOL MARXISTS).

Rebel Pundit probably couldn’t have squeezed another scare column out of the marxism conference except for the fact that the comsymp teacher was foolish enough to go on some right-wing radio show and get beaten about the head by the hosts for attending:

Proft: Where do the revolutionary movements fit into that coalition? I understand that a couple weeks ago that you appeared at the Midwest Marxist Conference at Northwestern University to talk about the important support that Chicago teachers get from revolutionary movements’ use of the strike weapon. What’s the alignment with Marxist organizations and revolutionary movements?

Sharkey: Ha, ha, ha, look guys, I mean, thanks…

Proft: That’s a legitimate question. That’s actually just happened. That’s actually true. That’s not McCarthyism.

Sharkey: Thanks for the 1950s McCarthyism.

Proft: It’s not McCarthyism.

Sharkey: Uh, uh, well look it, the, the, the um—every time that unions or social movements have raised issues about what’s fair and what isn’t in base and equality, people have branded them as communist. I, I know…

Dear right wing radio hosts and Breitbartians: it pretty much IS the definition of McCarthyism to insist that it is a big fat problem when people attend conferences that discuss sociopolitical and governmental structures you do not approve of. It is also deeply DEEPLY weird to keep following around minor union officials when they attend smallish conferences hosted by organizations that are so polite that they let you know you don’t actually have to read the suggested readings if you don’t feel like it. No one but Breitbartvillians believe that reading some short articles about the efficacy of strikes and the fact that the poors exist is a boot stamping on a human face forever.

Rebel Pundit is your new voice of freedom, America. Rebel Pundit is your new goddamn Winston Smith

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JohnnyBrooklyn November 29, 2012 at 9:58 pm

I wonder what Barry's saying . . .

How're those polls looking now haircut boy?

47%? Ironically your share of the vote.

Milk?

tessiee November 30, 2012 at 10:16 am

"I'll just take this chair… and this thermos… and this Free Hamburgers for Life at McDonald's card…"

actor212 December 6, 2012 at 10:03 am

Marx merely proposed capitalism of the kind Adam Smith did, where companies took personal responsibility for their products and the workers were the owners. You know, like any Silicon Valley start up like Apple or Google!

I really wish these assholes would read a little.

BadKitty904 December 6, 2012 at 10:09 am

You can't read books you've burnt.

actor212 December 6, 2012 at 10:14 am

Say, how are they going to burn e-books in the future? Throw iPads and Kindles on bonfires? Virtual flames?

BadKitty904 December 6, 2012 at 10:17 am

Teabagger worms.

LesBontemps December 6, 2012 at 10:41 am

Hookworm. See Sarah Palin.

Esteev December 6, 2012 at 10:28 am

I hope you get a nice cot at the FEMA camp, Commie!

Tundra Grifter December 6, 2012 at 10:32 am

I call top bunk!

Esteev December 6, 2012 at 10:38 am

In FEMA camps, bunks call you, or something. That's what I heard anyway.

actor212 December 6, 2012 at 10:38 am

They have COTS?

Sure beats the bedroll my corporatist slaveholder makes us sleep on.

Lizzietish81 December 6, 2012 at 10:41 am

BUT YOU ARE FREE!

actor212 December 6, 2012 at 10:48 am

It's true! Every day, I get the 25th hour off!

Maman December 6, 2012 at 10:40 am

Doesn't Breitbart's ghost get sent to FEMA camp? I'm confused.

Esteev December 6, 2012 at 10:47 am

His ghost gets sent to FEMA's custom-made Storage Facility.

actor212 December 6, 2012 at 10:04 am

Marx is the new Alinsky. Bet on it.

Maman December 6, 2012 at 10:07 am

So another boogeyman that no one who is complaining about it really understands? Perfect.

actor212 December 6, 2012 at 10:10 am

I'm a Marxist of the Groucho kind

LesBontemps December 6, 2012 at 10:17 am

Say the secret word!

UW8316154 December 6, 2012 at 10:23 am

Green Balloons! Green Ballons!

eggsacklywright December 6, 2012 at 10:27 am

Duck!

Pragmatist2 December 6, 2012 at 10:04 am

Once, when I was in Band Camp, they taught us to play Summertime which was from Showboat which once starred Paul Robeson who later lived in the Soviet Union. It is too late to arrest all the camp counselors?

Guppy December 6, 2012 at 10:25 am

Yes, but how did you manage to fit Das Kapital into your vajeener?

Terry December 6, 2012 at 10:29 am

Yes, but only for making you play that song, not for the connections an actor who was in the musical might have.

Chet Kincaid_ December 6, 2012 at 10:36 am
Terry December 6, 2012 at 10:46 am

Much better than hearing it played by a few dozen kids.

Esteev December 6, 2012 at 10:35 am

The campers may have been indoctrinated too. Might as well ask them a few hard hitting questions on a lame radio show.

JustPixelz December 6, 2012 at 11:22 am

I call bullshit! Summertime is from Porgy and Bess.

Summertime
And the livin' is easy.
Fish are jumpin'
And the cotton is high.

The obvious deconstruction is "communism".

Pragmatist2 December 6, 2012 at 11:33 am

In the Commy world it's from Showboat. Besides both are sort of about the blahs in the South n te Good Old Days.

Maman December 6, 2012 at 10:06 am

Why was Sharkey at a Marxism conference? Because this is still AMERICA. MYOB

BadKitty904 December 6, 2012 at 10:11 am

As my Granddad used to comment: "This is America. Everyone has a right to go to Hell in their own way."

Sharkey December 6, 2012 at 10:06 am

No, it's not me… my FIRST name is Sharkey, not Jesse.

PopeEdgardo December 6, 2012 at 10:49 am

Come clean, pal. Breitbart DOCUMENTED it!

larryfinexx December 6, 2012 at 10:07 am

Can't we trace these commies through those debit cards and by seeing who buys herring at the supermarkets?

BadKitty904 December 6, 2012 at 10:11 am

And VODKA!

actor212 December 6, 2012 at 10:13 am

That's PRECISELY the kind of thinking that the right wing is desperately searching for! I see big things in store for you, young man! You'll go places.

YouFail4eva December 6, 2012 at 11:27 am

Granted most of them start with "dump" and end with "ster", but still, places, man!

weejee December 6, 2012 at 10:16 am

Comrade Kippers?

BadKitty904 December 6, 2012 at 10:20 am

Just so we're all on the same page, here's a handy guide on How to Recognize a Commonist – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWeZ5SKXvj8

actor212 December 6, 2012 at 10:33 am

Yea, I'd say clocking in at a job at "Down With Imperialists, Inc" might be a giveaway.

Toomush_Infer December 6, 2012 at 10:40 am

I wish some of my kids would have "freed [themselves] from the lingering value of family life" at an earlier age…in fact, there's a great-nephew living with us now who could use a couple copies of The Daily Worker…thanks for the suggestion…

Oblios_Cap December 6, 2012 at 10:07 am

Most of what Marx said is a lot truer than the crap we're indoctrinated with from birth.

BaldarTFlagass December 6, 2012 at 10:16 am

Bible, anyone?

Terry December 6, 2012 at 10:31 am

The most conveniently interpreted document on Earth. The US Constitution comes in second.

Lizzietish81 December 6, 2012 at 10:32 am

Also most quoted without actually read….

again Constitution comes in second…

Esteev December 6, 2012 at 10:27 am

That's exactly what Marx woulda said!

Loch_Nessosaur December 6, 2012 at 10:08 am

I read on the internet that Breitbart has been reincarnated as an Acorn, so how does this fit into their narrative.

actor212 December 6, 2012 at 10:11 am

Couldn't be. Acorns are useful.

Loch_Nessosaur December 6, 2012 at 10:14 am

I was going with the now defunct community organization.

BaldarTFlagass December 6, 2012 at 10:16 am

I thought "Acorn" was the average penis size over there at Breitbart.

Esteev December 6, 2012 at 10:29 am

He was certainly a Nut when he was alive.

elviouslyqueer December 6, 2012 at 10:09 am

Methinks "Rebel Pundit" is desperately trying to deflect attention away from the fact that he recently attended a Furry meet-up dressed as an enraged badger with a comically distended penis.

Lizzietish81 December 6, 2012 at 10:18 am

Worse, his My Little Ponies Fanfic was accidentally posted with his work email and not the fake one which supposedly belongs to a 12 year old girl in Oklahoma.

weejee December 6, 2012 at 10:18 am

Pundit went as Scott Walker???

BadKitty904 December 6, 2012 at 10:26 am

I suspect he may be paid by the word and is desperately trying to cadge a paycheck. Right-wing, paranoid rags need copy, too, ya know.

PopeEdgardo December 6, 2012 at 10:52 am

Such cynicism in one so young. Tsk tsk.

BadKitty904 December 6, 2012 at 10:59 am

I prefer to think of it as "being realistic." These douches – Limbaugh, O'Reilly, Beck, Carlson, et al. – will write/say whatever paranoid BS their audiences will buy.

actor212 December 6, 2012 at 10:34 am

Has anyone pointed out the dissonance between Rebel Pundit and defending the status quo yet?

BadKitty904 December 6, 2012 at 10:38 am

What are you, some kinda radical?

actor212 December 6, 2012 at 10:42 am

I'm freelancing.

BaldarTFlagass December 6, 2012 at 10:45 am

I'm sure that the "rebel" to which his moniker refers isn't the socially evolved type; more likely it's the wanna-own-slaves star-and-bars pointy-hood secede-from-the-union type rebel he wishes to emulate.

Hey Hey Hey!!
I was Barney Rubble!!
Down in Dixie
In the Town of Bedrock!

actor212 December 6, 2012 at 10:50 am

Oh, hm, I didn't think they knew how to write.

Mumbletypeg December 6, 2012 at 10:10 am

Never trust those shyster teacher types with their reddin', writin' and 'rithmetic…

WhatTheHolyHeck December 6, 2012 at 10:11 am

It's probably best that this is where they followed him; imagine their outrage if they'd tailed him his book club meeting. The Hunger Games is totes his blueprint for oppressing Real Murkins.

Negropolis December 6, 2012 at 10:11 am

You don't even want to know what conservatives do on their off time. No, really, you don't.

Lizzietish81 December 6, 2012 at 10:19 am

I suspect its boring actually. Sitting on the computer at WND while Fox News plays in the background.

Its how I spend my evenings, except I'm on WoW and bad sci fi is on in the background.

Esteev December 6, 2012 at 10:27 am

Stretching, so the wide stance doesn't hurt?

BadKitty904 December 6, 2012 at 10:27 am

I suspect they do the same thing they do during their on time – seethe.

Oblios_Cap December 6, 2012 at 10:35 am

Every minute is the Two Minutes Hate for those folks.

Negropolis December 6, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Seething is far too calm an activity for them.

PugglesRule December 6, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Fap to Caribou Barbie and Ann Coulter audio?

BaldarTFlagass December 6, 2012 at 10:12 am

I bet the wimmen at that commie-fest probably had hairy legs and armpits, too.

weejee December 6, 2012 at 10:21 am

None hotties like Angela Davis?

Oblios_Cap December 6, 2012 at 10:14 am

I wieghed myself last night and, surprisingly, had gained 5 pounds since T-giving. So I decided to take the mile walk this morning around the parking lot that surrounds this compound consisting of the offices of public servants. My god, some of the bumper stickers were just fucking nuts. "Beware liberals posing as Americans"? Are you shitting me? Apparently, to some folks, their way of thinking is the only "correct" way.

All of the disparaging stickers had a right-wing flavor. Odd, but I didn't see any stating that gun nuts and god botherers were being Unamerican. It's not unlikely that if we let these bastards back into power, a HUAC might be formed.

The really bizarre thing is that, as public sector employees, they should know better.

Loch_Nessosaur December 6, 2012 at 10:17 am

You don't work in Idaho, do you?

freakishlywrong December 6, 2012 at 10:27 am

"Beware liberals posing as Americans"?

How fucking "Real American" of them.

TootsStansbury December 6, 2012 at 10:35 am

Most Gummint workers I know are wing nuts. Never understood that and probably never will. Maybe they see it as infiltrating the enemy and destroying it from within.

What. I look good with this colander on my head.

actor212 December 6, 2012 at 10:36 am

You need to drink a lot of water before your next walk and time your walks to your urinary cycle.

Wile E. Quixote December 6, 2012 at 11:45 am

There are few things I hate as much as libertards/conservatards who suck on the public tit. Whenever I find out that one of them is working in the public sector I damn well make sure to tell them that the only reason they have a government job is because they're a loser who can't hack it in the private sector.

DaSandman December 6, 2012 at 10:14 am

Meanwhile in hell Andy is being tag teamed by Marx, Lenin and Stalin. Three holes, no waiting.

Karma balances all in the end.

So to speak.

actor212 December 6, 2012 at 10:52 am

"Hey, Andy, we have air conditioning over here! No, you have to build your own…"

MrDorkbutt December 6, 2012 at 10:15 am

Of course had he gone to a white supremacist meeting they wouldn't have a problem with it.

The problem is that Marxism doesn't hate the browns enough.

Oblios_Cap December 6, 2012 at 10:16 am

If our system is so damn wonderful, why is anybody threatened by the fact somebody else had gone to a Marxist convention?

BadKitty904 December 6, 2012 at 10:29 am

Because they have to have copy in order to sell advertising space?

Tundra Grifter December 6, 2012 at 10:35 am

Do any of these right wing nutz understand Israel was founded as a SOCIALIST country?

"Kibbutz" doesn't mean watching other people play a game while offering them advice.

mavenmaven December 6, 2012 at 10:17 am

The real purpose of meetings like this is generally understood to be this (and I'm flying off to a meeting today for the same reason):

Dinner & Drinks: at the Celtic Knot (626 Church St. Evanston, IL 60201 – 2 blocks from the Davis stop on the Purple Line & All Ages [must be 21 to drink] )

Chet Kincaid_ December 6, 2012 at 10:43 am

You've got a junket to Northwestern today?

mavenmaven December 6, 2012 at 10:50 am

I wish. This one is in atlanta…

actor212 December 6, 2012 at 10:52 am

So it's basically like "Drinking Liberally" only with fewer hot chicks?

mrpuma2u December 6, 2012 at 10:20 am

Comrade Stalin salutes you, Operative Sharkey!

BadKitty904 December 6, 2012 at 10:30 am
Lizzietish81 December 6, 2012 at 10:21 am

So, is Communism an airborne infection like homosexuality. If I caught bisexuality from hanging out with the LGBT peeps in college, does that mean that time I passed by the two groups of Socialists arguing over the finer points of their philosophy infected me with Socialism?

Esteev December 6, 2012 at 10:33 am

The only cure is a job at Walmart.

Lizzietish81 December 6, 2012 at 10:34 am

Can I try a homeopathic remedy instead? Like reading Marx's works while having sex with women in a pool?

Esteev December 6, 2012 at 10:37 am

Only if you have a working webcam.

actor212 December 6, 2012 at 10:43 am

Instead of sneezing, you start spouting phrases like "Workers of the world, Unite!"

StillGoinGreen December 6, 2012 at 10:21 am

I would probably be kinda bent out of shape if I heard that a conservatard attended a GodJesus Gay-hater Black Hater Poor Hater Gun Toter Conference. On the other hand, if I heard someone attended the annual Eagle Forum Collegians Leadership Summit, I might not really give a shit. It's all in the name, I guess??

Esteev December 6, 2012 at 10:32 am

Kinda like a Clean Coal Conference, amirite?

StillGoinGreen December 6, 2012 at 10:37 am

If you hover over my avatar (don't worry, I clean it regularly!) you will see that you have touched me in my tickle spot!

Esteev December 6, 2012 at 10:44 am

You saw what I did there! The tiny avatar simply screamed to be hovered over.

Oblios_Cap December 6, 2012 at 10:22 am

So your brother's bound and gagged

And they've chained him to a chair

Won't you please come to Chicago

Just to sing

BaldarTFlagass December 6, 2012 at 10:23 am

One thing I bet is true: no one was dressing up in silly Revolutionary costumes at the Midwest Marxist Conference. 1776 or 1917.

BadKitty904 December 6, 2012 at 10:33 am

Thanks, Baldar. I just pictured an auditorium full of folks wearing fake Marx beards and busted out laughing here in the liberry…

Tundra Grifter December 6, 2012 at 10:36 am

Nice hat! Does that guy's head have three corners?

Lizzietish81 December 6, 2012 at 10:37 am

I went as a member of the Agricultural Revolution

BaldarTFlagass December 6, 2012 at 10:38 am

Hope you didn't get too plowed.

PopeEdgardo December 6, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Or fertilized, God forbid.

GlowneyHouse December 6, 2012 at 10:58 am

Finally. A place where I can wear my Eugene V. Debs costume and someone will know who I'm supposed to be.

proudgrampa December 6, 2012 at 10:24 am

I hope that Rebel Pundit doesn't find out that I read Mother Jones Magazine on a regular basis.

BaldarTFlagass December 6, 2012 at 10:31 am

I had to cancel my subscription to that magazine. I was afraid that the outrage and fury it evoked was going to result in my having a stroke or something, and being single that would result in my dogs having to eat my carcass. So now I just dip my toe in the water over at their website now and then.

actor212 December 6, 2012 at 10:44 am

I had the same reaction to Highlights for Children.

Stupid Goofus….

Guppy December 6, 2012 at 10:26 am

Dear god, please don’t make us go look at Breitbart. No, really.

(insert tasteless joke involving decomposition here)

LibertyLover November 29, 2012 at 5:33 pm

There's a "smokin' Joe Biden" coffee cup on the Resolute desk! But no sign of a coaster though. Damn, don't the Obama's have ANY class?

Chet Kincaid_ November 29, 2012 at 5:35 pm

"Welcome, my American friend! I trust the Fruit Of Islam's pat-down was not excessively brusque. To business, then: all of your houses and cars have been nationalized."

Oops, this may be too highbrow for actor212. "Ooga-booga!"

LesBontemps December 6, 2012 at 10:55 am

At least he's still dead. And the sun shines a little brighter, the birds sing a little cheerier.

freakishlywrong December 6, 2012 at 10:29 am

And for fuck's sake. Rebel Pundit?? Really?. Secede, bitch.

Joshua Norton December 6, 2012 at 10:29 am

Dear god, please don’t make us go look at Breitbart

I’m not going to click link thingy lest I be struck with a plague of boils.

Esteev December 6, 2012 at 11:21 am

Or Boyles?

ManchuCandidate December 6, 2012 at 10:30 am

Sharkey's Red Machine!

ChillBill December 6, 2012 at 10:30 am

The comment section is priceless, as always, with comments that range from "throw him in jail!" to "hang him!" 1st Amendment is only for those who agree with their speech.

Oblios_Cap December 6, 2012 at 10:33 am

"Right Thinking."

Cicada December 6, 2012 at 10:49 am

Reading wingnut website comments makes it very clear that all of their dithering about librul jackbooted thugs is pure projection.

Esteev December 6, 2012 at 11:16 am

I'm going to take your word for it. I'm already a bit Face Punchy today.

schvitzatura December 6, 2012 at 10:34 am

If you want a picture of the present, imagine a stylish John Lobb Redmire plaintoe monkstrap (available in black only, through Barneys New York, $1795) stamping on a human face — until conditions improve.

actor212 December 6, 2012 at 10:55 am

You just gave me an idea for a photoproject…

BaldarTFlagass December 6, 2012 at 10:34 am

Lenin/Trotsky beards and Stalin porn-staches were where my mind was, but Marx works…

Tundra Grifter December 6, 2012 at 10:36 am

"Sharkey…appeared caught off-guard and struggled to respond to the question."

Because it was the world's dumbest question?

Doktor Zoom December 6, 2012 at 10:37 am

As I've mentioned, I work part-time at the family court office; last night, I was helping with the kids' class that runs in conjunction with the mandatory class for divorcing parents. A guy who announced that he doesn't want the government imposing itself in his life was very angry when he learned that his two kids were not actually required to attend the class — rather, the order says "children should attend." There ensued a longish discussion between Mr. anti-government and his soon-to-be ex over whether they should reschedule their own class so that the children would not be subject to Tyranny. "See, we know that if we don't attend, we're in contempt of court. But if the order doesn't say the kids have to attend, we don't want them to have to listen to be subjected to that" — he did all the talking of course, because he knew his wife agreed with him on all this. (He also asked my boss, who was chatting with the kids while the parents debated this, to please not talk to them. She probably looked dangerously Marxist)

After some discussion, the parents attended their class, and as they turned their precious children over to the woman who was teaching the class, Patriot Dad warned the children to stay together at all times and told the boy to take care of his sister.

Once the guy was out of earshot, I said to my boss, "Jesus, I wonder why they're getting divorced? I just met the guy and I want him out of my life."

Maman December 6, 2012 at 10:43 am

Don't worry. He will be building a cabin off the grid in Idaho soon enough to escape his child support payments and we will ALL be rid of him.

BaldarTFlagass December 6, 2012 at 10:49 am

Maybe it was ex-Congressman Joe Walsh. He changed districts?

actor212 December 6, 2012 at 10:46 am

The wife was agreeing with him silently?

Why they getting divorced? She sounds like the perfect redneck wife.

Patriot Dad warned the children to stay together at all times and told the boy to take care of his sister.

"Ain't no one gittin' in her panties scept me an' mah boy!"

Lizzietish81 December 6, 2012 at 10:51 am

Maybe she wanted to get through it as smoothly as possible but was secretly counting down the days till she was rid of him.

Doktor Zoom December 6, 2012 at 11:13 am

Detail I'd forgotten to include: the boy was 8 and the girl was 10.

HistoriCat December 6, 2012 at 5:16 pm

FFS

BadKitty904 December 6, 2012 at 10:51 am

Sadly illustrative of one of the REAL victims of Teabagger BS – their kids… :0(

Doktor Zoom December 6, 2012 at 11:13 am

Actually, according to one of the women who ran the class, the kids seemed bright and articulate and outgoing. My guess is that they're escaping just in time.

BadKitty904 December 6, 2012 at 11:16 am

Please God! *crosses fingers*

SayItWithWookies December 6, 2012 at 10:43 am

I understand that a couple weeks ago that you appeared at the Midwest Marxist Conference at Northwestern University to talk about the important support that Chicago teachers get from revolutionary movements’ use of the strike weapon.

So now a labor tactic is considered suspect because it's been used by a "revolutionary movement?" Yeah, I hear anarchists and malingerers use that "collective bargaining" thing too, and that drug dealers and grave robbers hang out at the "coffee shop." Maybe we should do away with those, too. I won't even mention our brave military's use of dead-of-night house-to-house searches because — well, you know…

BadKitty904 December 6, 2012 at 10:48 am

Haven't unions been using strikes for over a century now? How revolutionary can they be?

And, for that matter, wasn't *this* country created by a revolution?

SayItWithWookies December 6, 2012 at 11:30 am

While it's completely silly to demonize a tactic that lots of groups use for lots of different reasons, I somehow doubt that's gonna register with a dumbass who calls himself Rebel Pundit.

TootsStansbury December 6, 2012 at 10:44 am

And yet the far right rabidly opposes mild policies put into place to sort of keep the commieness at bay.

Toomush_Infer December 6, 2012 at 10:47 am

So the problem remains that half the country maintains I.Q.'s of less than 100 and none of their children are above average….the new revolution's Maginot Line will be on whether or not you can actually use the innertubes to find out stuff, or not…

Baconzgood December 6, 2012 at 10:51 am

What are you punditing

You name it.

Allmighty_Manos December 6, 2012 at 10:54 am

If it walks like a douchebag and talks like a douchebag…

actor212 December 6, 2012 at 10:56 am

If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stomping on a human face — forever. — George Orwell

Rebootably_Joe December 6, 2012 at 11:01 am

Funny, my AP Macro teacher in high school was a Marxist Union Thug from Chicago.

Oh right; he was also a former marketing VP for Unilever who had dined with Barbara Walters on more than one occasion. His sinister revolutionary plot was a very long game, I guess.

Biel_ze_Bubba December 6, 2012 at 11:06 am

"the important support that Chicago teachers get from revolutionary movements’ use of the strike weapon."

Huh?

GoodDogThor December 6, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Yeah, 'strike weapon' sounds much cooler than it is in this context…

GeorgiaBurning December 6, 2012 at 11:44 am

I went to a Marxism conference, found it hard to stay awake. The movies pretty much stunk after "A Day at the Races"

smitallica December 6, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I have occasionally attended Civil War reeanactments.
Therefore I, and everyone I work with, now advocate slavery.

GoodDogThor December 6, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Midwest Marxism needed to counter Illinois Nazis.

"I hate Illinois Nazis!" – Elwood Blues

(EDIT: Jake, not Elwood. Dog bless the Google…)

An_Outhouse December 6, 2012 at 1:04 pm

I go to Marxist Conferences for the free doughnuts.

Biel_ze_Bubba December 7, 2012 at 2:02 am

I assume they ration them out equally to all attendees, which is why I don't go.

decentcitizen December 6, 2012 at 1:23 pm

If dead social movements give the wingnuts nightmares, I wonder how they're gonna sleep when the revolution starts.

BZ1 December 6, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Nice lumping of all the enlisted military, public service workers, and union employees as Marxists, Communists, Socialists, Nazis and what not…

Cleopatriot December 6, 2012 at 1:52 pm

What? Commies at Northwestern? The home of Garry Wills? Okay, and Bernadine Dorhn.

fuflans December 6, 2012 at 3:38 pm

northwestern university, evanston IL, north shore, chicago = hotbed of revolution and left-wing agitprop.

they you go to tommy nevins for a beer.

glamourdammerung December 6, 2012 at 4:39 pm

I am not one to normally complain about ads, but is there a point to the auto play garbage beyond annoying me and making Firefox come to a complete stop?

Biel_ze_Bubba December 7, 2012 at 2:04 am

Install AdBlock. Problem mostly solved.

You could also install the Flashblock add-on, which keeps flash content from even loading. As a bonus, this speeds up page loading.

Finally, to shut down html5 videos, there's a configuration switch (plugins.click_to_play) built into Firefox. Type about:config into the url bar, find it, and toggle it. Or install the Click to Play Switch add-on, which makes it a tad easier to do.

No doubt some asshole programmer will find some new way to ram unwanted content into your face, but for now, a combination of the above three fixes does the trick.

glamourdammerung December 7, 2012 at 10:17 am

I was under the impression that using something to block the ads means that Wonkette does not get any money, but at the same time I really, really hate autoplay videos at random (especially when however they are set up brings everything to a total stop for a minute or two).

ttommyunger December 7, 2012 at 11:11 am

Turn volume all the way down….FIXED!

jakegittes December 6, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Marx sure was wrong about Communism. But he sure was right about Capitalism.

ChicagoLory December 6, 2012 at 8:10 pm

I'm a member of the CTU, and Ive attended a couple of commie meetings on invitation from teachers (not Jessie) who now work at the union offices. I am so proud of our union leadership.

ttommyunger December 7, 2012 at 11:12 am

But Breitbart is still dead, right?

DahBoner December 7, 2012 at 11:39 am

Winston tastes good. Like a cigarette should.™

actor212 December 6, 2012 at 10:31 am

Why a duck?

Esteev December 6, 2012 at 10:36 am

Why a not a chicken?

eggsacklywright December 6, 2012 at 10:44 am

Viaduct? Vy not?

actor212 December 6, 2012 at 10:39 am

I don't know why. I'm a stranger here myself.

Esteev December 6, 2012 at 10:42 am

I dunno, I'm a stranger here myself.

EDIT: Damn, actor you're quick on the draw today!

actor212 December 6, 2012 at 10:48 am

Well, see, the water's deep here, so that's why a duck.

actor212 December 6, 2012 at 10:49 am

I missed my cue, peeing.

SigDeFlyinMonky December 6, 2012 at 11:36 am

We'll pass over that.

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