Tag Archives: civility

  fuckabee

Megyn Kelly To Mike Huckabee: We’re Just Whoring It Up All Over The Place At Fox News!

Sometimes Megyn Kelly does a thing where we don’t hate her, and then we write “Megyn Kelly did a thing and we didn’t hate her” and the commenters go URGGGH UGHHHH WHY CAN’T YOU BE MORE VENGEANCIER WE HATE YOU FOR NOT HATING HER REEDUCATION CAMPS FOR MEGYN KELLY AND ALSO FOR YOUUUUU! So boring you guys. Why not appreciate when terrible people are unterrible for a second? Why not give them gentle back-pats, and then they might like their gentle back-pats, and try to get more of them, by not being Megyn Kelly once in a while? Read more on Megyn Kelly To Mike Huckabee: We’re Just Whoring It Up All Over The Place At Fox News!…
  wave of mutilation

NH Republican Takes ‘Wave Election’ Metaphor A Bit Far, Wants To Drown Democrats

Metaphor? Why did you think Grover Norquist's 'government small enough to drown in a bathtub' was a metaphor?
Hey, remember that one time Barack Obama repeated a line from The Untouchables and wingnuts all freaked out about his violent thuggish rhetoric? In today’s Civility Update, we have real gem from New Hampshire GOP Chair Jennifer Horn, who got a Manchester audience fired up for Scott Brown with some particularly vivid rhetoric. It’s sort of half come-to-Jesus revival, half Al Capone giving a motivational speech with a baseball bat: Read more on NH Republican Takes ‘Wave Election’ Metaphor A Bit Far, Wants To Drown Democrats…
  the civility war

David Brooks Too Delicate To Read Internet Comments

If you’re a top-flight columnist, you get some perks in addition to a flattering photo next to your byline, like interns and assistants and stuff, people who can take care of the boring details that might get in the way of your creative genius. Or if you’re David Brooks, they take care of the boring details that get in the way of writing whatever blandly conservative-tinged both-sides-need-to-be-reasonable twaddle you’re slopping together today. And thanks to an interview with Katie Couric on the Yahoo News, we learn today that Our Mister Brooks doesn’t read the online comments on his columns, because they’re just too painful: “I used to read them, but it was just too psychologically damaging,” Brooks said of the comments. “So then I would ask my assistant to read them.” We can’t really blame him, since the help is available, and we’d agree that people on the interwebs can be pretty darn mean! But there’s just something about David Brooks saying it that makes him sound especially whinydouchey, no? Read more on David Brooks Too Delicate To Read Internet Comments…
  unprecedented rudeness? how would you tell?

Attorney General Eric Holder Continues War Of Wits With Unarmed Louie Gohmert

Just a day after Louie Gohmert’s passive-aggressive snottiness toward him in a House hearing, Attorney General Eric Holder subtweeted the Texas Republican in a speech Holder gave to the National Action Network. On Tuesday, Gohmert had suggested that Holder was not taking a 2012 House vote to hold him in contempt seriously enough, a comment that led Holder to bristle and fire back at Gohmert, “You don’t want to go there, buddy.” So yesterday, Holder continued to cast aspersions on Gohmert and his asparagus, although not by name, because Eric Holder is a gentleman. A gentleman with a very sharply pointed walking stick and maybe a lead-filled sap in his pocket, but definitely a gentleman. Read more on Attorney General Eric Holder Continues War Of Wits With Unarmed Louie Gohmert…
  hyperbole and a halfwit

Allen West Wishes Barack Obama Would Try Being More Black For A Change

Professional conservative victim Allen West took to Fox News yesterday to condemn the incredible insensitivity and unspeakable atrocity of a “despicable, demeaning, and disgusting” email by Florida congressman Alan Grayson that compared the Tea Party to the KKK. West, whose job is to condemn all liberals for mentioning racism until it’s time for him to proclaim himself the victim of a racist attack, recalled how terrified he was as a young black man growing up in the South, and wondered why civil rights leaders hadn’t condemned Grayson for his dumb hyperbole, because an exaggerated comparison of the Tea Party to the KKK is apparently exactly the same as the actual KKK burning a cross or bombing a church. Read more on Allen West Wishes Barack Obama Would Try Being More Black For A Change…
  hardly made a blimp

John McCain Doesn’t Afraid Of Any Dumb Louie Gohmert

A round of applause, please, for John McCain’s reply to a question from Brian Williams on Wednesday’s NBC Nightly News. Over the weekend, at the Values Voter summit, Texas congressdoofus Louie Gohmert had accused McCain of supporting al Qaeda — this has become the standard teabagger attack on anyone who suggests any support for Syrian rebels, let alone a “let’s bomb Assad” warmonkey like McCain. In a discussion of the increasingly uncivil tone in Washington, Williams noted that Gohmert’s comments “hardly made a blip.” (At least that’s what he meant — we’re pretty sure Williams says “it hardly made a blimp,” which is a phrase we’d like to see catch on.) Read more on John McCain Doesn’t Afraid Of Any Dumb Louie Gohmert…
  civility watch

Mean Flotus Declines Chance For Heart-To-Heart Chat With Heckler With Lame ‘I’m Talking Here’ Excuse

Angry Black Lady Michelle Obama decided she is just kind of tired of hecklers Tuesday, and told a protester at a private fundraiser in DC that she was not really in the mood to be interrupted. When LGBT activist Ellen Sturtz demanded that President Obama sign an executive order banning discrimination against gays in federal contracting, the FLOTUS seemed unappreciative of the input, according to pool reporter Amanda Terkel: Most notable part of the event was an interruption from a protester about 12 minutes into the 20-minute speech. A pro-LGBT rights individual standing at the front began shouting for an executive order on gay rights. (Pool did not hear exactly what.) “One of the things I don’t do well is this,” replied FLOTUS to loud applause. She left the lectern and moved over to the protester, saying they could “listen to me or you can take the mic, but I’m leaving. You all decide. You have one choice.” Crowd started shouting that they wanted FLOTUS to stay. Conservative blogs were torn on how to report the incident, because on the one hand Michelle Obama is an imperious witch who squelches free speech, but on the other hand they hate LGBT activists too. How to choose, how to choose? Read more on Mean Flotus Declines Chance For Heart-To-Heart Chat With Heckler With Lame ‘I’m Talking Here’ Excuse…
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A Children’s Treasury Of Nugentian SOTU Antics

That gentleman in the bluejeans up there, leaning uncomfortably into the aisle at the State of the Union address is one Ted Nugent, whose reputation preceded him. Seated next to him, at the invitation of Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer, is another musician, Pink Martini’s Thomas Lauderdale, from Portland. Besides performing hip retro lounge music, Lauderdale is also, as Gawker puts it, “the anti-Ted Nugent: A liberal, Occupy-Movement-supporting, openly gay civil rights activist who favors gun control and loves classical music.” While Gawker attributes the seating arrangement to trolling, we didn’t see any confirmation that it was anything other than a fine karmic coincidence. In any case, Lauderdale said they had a pleasant conversation while waiting for the event, and thought Mr. Nugent was a “real gentleman.” We are pleased to report that Nugent more or less behaved himself, although a tweet from Dave Weigel noted that the super-patriot did not even “stand and clap for ‘our brave men and women in uniform are coming home.'” But can you blame him? If we were the Secret Service, we’d have warned him against making any sudden movements. Read more on A Children’s Treasury Of Nugentian SOTU Antics…
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Nice Old Woman At Romney Event Just Wants A First Lady Who ‘Looks Like A First Lady’

Poor Mitt Romney. The day of his big speech to the Republican National Convention, and he learns that he’s got supporters like this: at Romney’s speech to the American Legion national convention yesterday, NPR reporter Ari Shapiro spoke to a nice retired lady from Manassas, VA, who shared her observations on the First Family: “I just don’t like him. Can’t stand to look at him. I don’t like his wife — she’s far from the First Lady. It’s about time we get a First Lady in there who acts like a First Lady and looks like a First Lady.” Read more on Nice Old Woman At Romney Event Just Wants A First Lady Who ‘Looks Like A First Lady’…
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Ron Jeremy Wants A Threesome With Romney And Obama, For Civility

How low has American political discourse sunk? Well, if a prominent human choses to say something nice about a person running for president, even if that something nice is about something totally unrelated to politics, and even if that human is prominent mostly for putting his wang inside a bunch of ladies, and also occasionally his own mouth, on film, then people are surprised that you might not agree with him politically! Why would you praise some quality of the person running against the person you are going to vote for, what if they accidentally win and it’s your fault, because you weren’t mean to them constantly? Anyway, point is, Ron Jeremy should really think hard about praising Mitt Romney’s parenting skills in bland, generaly terms, because President Romney will ban all pornography forever and Ron Jeremy will be unemployed. Read more on Ron Jeremy Wants A Threesome With Romney And Obama, For Civility… Read more on Ron Jeremy Wants A Threesome With Romney And Obama, For Civility…
  be careful out there free speakers

They’re Serious About This Civility Thing: AZ Victim Arrested For Yelling

J. Eric Fuller, a military veteran and victim of the shooting in Arizona, was arrested Saturday at the taping of a teevee forum and forced to undergo a “72-hour mental health evaluation.” Fuller does not like Republicans: “They appeal to simple-minded rednecks.” And he does not like Tucson Tea Party founder Trent Humphries: “You’re dead.” Obama laid down the law: We will be civil to one another. Because Obama, after all, is the man with much bigger and more expensive guns than the rest of us. But we can’t help feeling badly for Fuller. When five of Sheriff Dupnik’s police officers escorted him out, he turned around and shouted “You’re all whores!” Which is pretty excellent. Read more on They’re Serious About This Civility Thing: AZ Victim Arrested For Yelling…
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Episcopal Fundamentalists Declare Jihad On U.S. Senate

Some IDF soldiers did a funny dance while “on patrol” (trying to find flotillas to murder). This lighthearted music video makes everything better; it heals all wounds, big and small. [Telegraph] Read more on Episcopal Fundamentalists Declare Jihad On U.S. Senate…
  pure slime

Evil Lanny Davis Has Some Dandy New Thing To Make You ‘Civil’

We were watching this horrific CNN clip of evil Washington corporate lawyer/lobbyist Lanny Davis and others discussing the recent uptick in American rudeness — a few black athletes and rappers (and Joe Wilson!) have been very rude recently, according to the new fake national trend — and as Lanny was whining about Jimmy Carter’s “virulent anti-Israel attitude,” we noticed that he was associated with something called “The Civility Project” for this particular television vomit-bath. Yes, that’s right, the known poopfuck Lanny Davis has some new organization where he moans about civility! HE… HE WANTS US TO TAKE A PLEDGE. Read more on Evil Lanny Davis Has Some Dandy New Thing To Make You ‘Civil’…
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Maureen Dowd Is Concerned About Civility!

OMG David Denby murdered, literally murdered, blog-plagiarizing newspaper columnist Maureen Dowd, hid her body inside a wall, and wrote her column today! The Great Pundit Bitchfest About Civility 2009 continues: “It’s not. That country is gone. And in terms of biases that have faded, that’s a good thing. But partly due to the Internet, the standards of behavior in this new country are terrible. If Beaver and Wally were around today, they’d likely be writing snarky, revealing blogs about June and Ward.” Ha ha those blogs would be awesome. [NYT] Read more on Maureen Dowd Is Concerned About Civility!…