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Oh, it has been a busy week in Deleted Comments land! Thanks to our switchover to Disqus, the comments are a bit more Wild West-y than they had been — in Olden times, new commenters had to be approved, but now, Yr Moderators have to patrol the dusty streets and clear them of miscreants who shamble into view. Happily, you Wonkers are all deputized to help us keep our comments section a happy Radical Liberal Secularist Leftist Libunatic playground as well, via the “flag” option that appears when you move your mouse over any comment, like so:

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That will flag the comment for moderators, who’ll decide whether to keep or delete the thing. (Not that we would ever delete that comment right there — OR WOULD WE?? — we’re just showing the flag, as it were).

And so, let us sift through the refuse bin and see what got hauled off this week! Among the first recipients of a tap from the Banhammer of Loving Correction (as ever, we must credit John Scalzi for that name) was a dude calling himself “Wayne,” who treated us, in a discussion of Pat Robertson and Facebook Ultrasound Witchcraft, to some excellent debating skills when someone dared to say that Rev. Robertson’s fears about demons getting ahold of your babbies through Facebook were “twaddle.” We will summarize; actual quotes from Wayne are in italics:

Sane person: What a load of twaddle.

Wayne: Why do you call it twaddle? Can you PROVE it’s twaddle? Show your sources! So none of you can prove what at said is twaddle, yet you’re all willing to call it that. Interesting, but pathetic.

Sane person: It’s twaddle because demons don’t exist.

Wayne: “Demons don’t exist” Prove your claim.

Sane person: Oh lord, you’re seriously going there, aren’t you?

Wayne: You didn’t prove Demons do not exist you claimed they do not exist. Claiming something is not the same as proving it. I can claim Germs do not exist, how does my claim make Germs suddenly disappear, hence your claim that Demons does not exist do not automatically mean they do not in fact exist. You should either show they do not exist or show their existence is impossible.

Sane person: Sigh…

Wayne: The onus is on anyone making a claim of knowledge, you are claiming to have knowledge about the state of existence of demons, that is you’re claiming to KNOW demons do not exist. How do you know this, how dd you come upon the knowledge that Demons do not exist?

Sane Person: Oh, this is futile!!

Wayne: No it’s not… Ow! Why’d you hit me with the banhammer?

Moderator: This is being hit on the head with the banhammer lessons.

Wayne: You can’t prove it is.

Inspector Thompson’s Gazelle: That’s it, you’re under arrest for excessive silliness and being an obnoxious tit.

Our piece on Breitbart’s brilliant disproof of global warming (it can’t be real because Manhattan real estate is expensive, and the Market would never reward bad decisions) brought this heartfelt reply From “Senator Smelly Pants,” who we’ll at least credit with a good username. Senator Smelly Pants replied to another comment (which we don’t allow) that had joked “I wasn’t aware that climate change scientists were the ones who’ve been investing in NYC’s real estate”:

I thought he was talking about the left-wingers that encompass much of NYC. Not climate change scientists.

I find it strange how these leftist elites act like their all about helping the little guy, yet the little guy can never afford to live anywhere close to a place that is occupied by leftist elitists without subsidies. California and New York are really great examples. Isn’t it strange how wide the gap is between the rich and the poor in these states? Why is that? Why can’t these people grasp the fact that just believing that you’re morally superior does not actually make you morally superior?

Sincerely,
A Poor Person

There’s a whole bunch of dumb in that, starting with the notion that the price of Manhattan real estate has anything to do with Liberal Elites, instead of, say, NYC being the center of financial activity in the country. But keep voting Republican, notional poor person! You’ll be rich any day!

Even with a brand-new commenting system, we still got new comments on articles from years ago, like this bit of wit from “Bryant Hill” on an article about Occupy Wall Street from 2011:

Without the employers you wouldn’t have a job. Oh, I forgot, you don’t work, but are a parasite on Obamba’s buttside.

Where exactly is the boundary between a butt and a thigh? A buttside, apparently.

A deleted commenter by the name of “mrtmcgowan” was displeased by the comments on our latest Peggy Noonan Fugue, and called us out on our use of Alinskyite tactics — we really are impressed that Saul Alinsky appears to have actually been read by more wingnuts than liberals. Or at least that excerpts of Saul Alinsky have been widely posted in the Wingnuttosphere:

Saul Alinsky Rules for Radicals #5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.

You go, Wonkette!! If you don’t understand something, just make fun of it.

First off, we weren’t aware that Saul Alinsky had ripped off Mark Twain, who said it much better:

[Humanity] has unquestionably one really effective weapon–laughter. Power, Money, Persuasion, Supplication, Persecution–these can lift at a colossal humbug, — push it a little — crowd it a little — weaken it a little, century by century: but only Laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of Laughter nothing can stand.

Which leads us to the inescapable conclusion that Mark Twain was an Alinskyite radical who understood nothing! Mrtmcgowan continued in this vein until his forced departure, basically soundling like “Wayne” but substituting “you can’t argue against conservatism logically so you mock it!” for “You can’t PROVE it!” We’ll give him credit for one sorta joke: First he wrote “You’re pretty much just a bunch of dicks,” then someone replied (we didn’t look) and then he added “As you wish; you’re a bunch of penises.” But does mrtmcgowan realize that, in mocking Wonkette, he is himself now using Alinskyite tactics? Heretic! But he saved his most devastating criticism for the last. He accused us of knowing about politics solely from watching The Daily Show, and that is just plain not true! A lot of us watched The Colbert Report, too, Mr. Smart Guy!

One “Josh Evony” didn’t much care for our criticism of Rudy Giuliani’s pointing out the simple truth that the President of the United States actually hates America. After all, so do we, obviously!

Is this really upsetting you nutters? The idea that a harden leftist hating the US? Isn’t that kind of your shtick? Look at the ads on this site, soviet inspired propaganda; is that done out of a place of love and admiration for the US?

Thanks for the laughs, Josh Evony — Barack Obama is a “harden leftist”? That’s a good one. As to our use of Soviet-style imagery: You should see the Wonkette company car provided to Yr Doktor Zoom. We didn’t even know it was possible to import a Trabant. See you in the bread line, comrade!

“Boilerguru” had this brief thought that was for some reason added to our story about the head of Seattle’s police union telling racists and homophobes that they really should consider getting a job other than Seattle Police Officer. No idea what part of the article this person thinks they’re commenting on:

There is no collective — the individual is the only thing that matters. Enforce private property rights and arrest vagrants

Hell, for all we know, maybe that was “satire?”

Finally, there was this comment from “elizabeth cohen” on our story about the DHS’s new report on possible rightwing terrorism, like the Sovereign Citizen loons. Ms. cohen had a number of Thoughts!

I would happily shoot your ass. I got my gun and my bible, and it’s looking right at you!! Idiot liberals you have no idea who the real Right Wing is. All you see is a KKK member and call him a right wing extremists. They are more Neo-Nazis and they would shoot anyone, black, white, Jew, and Christian because they hate us all. I am on the right and I would never consider shooting anyone and neither would my friends and family, we, unlike you, have respect for the beliefs of others. You, on the other hand, are so vile and so hateful that you would point your evil little finger and anyone but the leaders of this country. And, if it came right down to it, I believe it is the Liberal side of America that would go around shooting people who do not believe what you do. This government already tried to destroy the 2nd amendment and tried to take away our right to bear arms. Hitler did the same, the communists did the same, that includes the Chinese. Millions died, in Germany alone six million died, not including the Germans who tried to fight him. I believe this president wants to desperately take away our rights, all of them. He called our Constitution an old document that is restraining him; wonder what he meant by being restrained, do you?

If there were those who you believe were “right-wing extremists” that idiot in the white house would not be here. See, that is not what I believe and it’s not what my friends and family.believe. We are “True Right Wing Patriotic Americans.”

Every, and I mean every comment by leftist liberals are nothing more than evil and vile rhetoric against people they don’t even know. I truly feel bad for you all, no heart, no empathy, no respect and you lack dignity and honor.

I would happily shoot you. I would never consider shooting anyone. She’s my daughter. She’s my sister. Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown, and the Holocaust was about gun regulations. And you liberals are so vicious and likely to start shooting people that I need another gun. Gotcha.

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  • MyLovelyNose

    I hate the Disqus system. I was having such fun with my other name. Now I have to plow through the not-yet-banned trollposts instead of enjoying every one of them. Hate it hate it hate it.

    • JustPixelz

      You are a liberal Alinsky leftist full of hate.

    • Tallmutha

      I found another good feature of Disqus besides being able to post pictures: You can edit your posts even after they’ve gotten replies. Trick your fellow Wonketeers!

    • RevZafod

      Not to mention how they cut off everyone’s p-ness.

  • Blender_415

    Ha. Didn’t navigate the “claim your previous stuff” via Disqus, so blendergoathead is no more (I don’t even remember what I was before that, years ago). Back to the snark!

    • sw19womble

      Welcome back to the vile and evil hive mind! :)

      • Blender_415

        Hee. And it looks like we lost all our p points in the process – the concept that we have to be constantly on it (rather than resting on the laurels of previous genius) is refreshing. Time for mimosas, and maybe savage Dok’s latest group of… wait, what can we say now?

        • nmmagyar

          Nothing – comments are still not allowed

      • bikerlaureate

        This snark mob may be little, but it’s home.

  • Spotts1701

    “How dare you lump me in with neo-Nazis! I’m too busy lumping all liberals together into some hive-mind leftist collective that will kill us all!” – elizabeth cohen

    • Jared James

      tl;dr not enough specific death threats to translate from 100% authentic wingnut gibberish.

      • dshwa

        I don’t know, it was pretty rambly and incoherent. I give it a Bristol on the Palin scale.

    • Duckbudder

      She seems nice.

  • JustPixelz

    “I would happily shoot your ass. I got my gun and my bible, and it’s looking right at you!!”

    This is my bible. This is my gun. This one’s for fighting. So is the other one.

    • eggsacklywright

      And if your bible has any vision trouble, just call Dr. Paul.

      • glasspusher

        I see what he does there.

        • Blank Ron

          Then clearly you don’t go to Dr Paul.

    • glasspusher

      This is my rubber, this is my glue. I have learned not to use both of them at the same time.

  • JVisconti

    you do realize we Yugo drivers all harbor Trabant envy comrade Doktor

  • Dashboard Buddha

    “I would happily shoot you. I would never consider shooting anyone.” It’s sad how someone who failed Sesame Street is allowed to own a gun.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FClGhto1vIg

  • Msgr_Moment

    Senator Smelly Pants

    All right, who let Vitter in?

    • Spotts1701

      I swear, i thought the big crate of Pampers was for the Editot!

      • thepoliticalcat

        Has ‘Trix popped already? Far as I know, the Editot is still INSIDE the Editrix, no?

        • Spotts1701

          True, but one can never stock up too early.

  • Rufus T. Firefly

    But have the Commenting Rules for Radicals made it into the wingnuttosphere yet?

    • glasspusher

      Sadly, they’re covered with spittle by now.

      • Zippy

        that’s not spittle, it’s worse than you think

        • glasspusher

          I’m lying on the couch with a bad cold, so much so that when I stand I want to puke. Thanks for bringing that feeling to a reclining position for me.

  • Beowoof14

    Oh the lack of ability to think in America is once again highlighted by the deleted comments. And Lizzie I point my vile little finger at the right wing leadership all the time.

    • sw19womble

      Is “vile little finger” code for something else?

  • glasspusher

    In the interest of expediency, I am going to self-flag myself for being inappropriate.

    • sw19womble

      I believe that some g-d-fearing and upright states still have laws against self-flagging in public, you decadent heathen.

      • glasspusher

        Part of my problem is I don’t fear god. Is there a pill for that?

        • sw19womble

          Yes there is. In fact, there are quite a few.* Sadly because of my sincerely-held religious belief, I’m not going to give you any.

          *One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small. And the ones that Doktor Zoom gives you don’t do anything at all. HTH

          • glasspusher

            How about a morning-after pill that would make me retroactively fear god the night before? That would have cleared up some embarrassing…situations…for me.

      • Biff52

        Is flagging like flagellation?

    • Zippy

      just use a kleenex to clean up afterwards

  • Msgr_Moment

    I would happily shoot you. I would never consider shooting anyone. She’s my daughter. She’s my sister. Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown, and the Holocaust was about gun regulations. And you liberals are so vicious and likely to start shooting people that I need another gun.

    Thanks for the Cliffs Notes, Dok. This is gonna be on the Leftist Elitist Manhattan Coop Occupancy Certification Final Exam, I assume?

    • glasspusher

      The capitalists will sell us the blue books we test them with.

    • thepoliticalcat

      Buncha chickens.

  • Tallmutha

    Meanwhile, Josh Evony probably considers Bill Clinton a hardon leftist.

    • bikerlaureate

      Another LIEbral who desperately hates his country, but still improves the economic outlook. They are crafty that way.

      • Boscoe

        It’s all part of their devious plan to get everyone dependent on employment…

  • Peter Walford

    Oooh! Disqus!

    • Msgr_Moment

      The Civil War was neither Holy, Roman, nor an Empire. Disqus!

  • Lot_49

    I just wish Disqus would let me stay logged in.

    Q. Does Disqus hate me?

    A. Perhaps, but not as much as I do.

    • Zippy

      I had that problem with intense debate on mobile chrome. Had to rip it out and reinstall the OS to fix it.

      • Lot_49

        I’ve never been able to comment from a phone, in part because it takes too long to scroll through all the ads to get to the comments.

        • But… but…

          The comments are above the sidebar with the ads in it on mobile?

          • bikerlaureate

            You’re commenting at this time? Trix must not be hungry (for once).

          • Zippy

            Dude,mobile chrome on the ipad is a mess (and safari is worse)- half the time those pop ups won’t close, but just launch endless new tabs

          • glasspusher

            I don’t have a problem with Safari on the iPad with this site

          • Zippy

            mine is just cluttered- I may just be spoiled, because that’s the only place I don’t use those things we’re not supposed to use because it hurts ad revenue

          • glasspusher

            A tad cluttered, yes, but I suppose compared to some of the other “you’ll load our shitty mobile page and LIKE IT” sides mobile Wkt isn’t too bad. At least pinch to zoom still works.

            …and my “shitty mobile site” designation carries a hearty “fuck you” to you, NYT!

          • glasspusher

            Commenting from iPhone. This is only a test

          • Lot_49

            In Android Chrome on a phone, after the post you get “Further Elegant Readings…,” “Also Too,” all the keyword tags, the social media spyware, “What Others Are Reading,” “Needful things,” and then the comments. But it’s all good!

          • Guest

            How about a paid ad-free option? Please? Pretty please? Can I get an “Amen” from the congregation?

          • Vecchiojohn

            And miss out on the best booties in the industry and 30 babes in yoga poses and one weird trick? No thank you!

    • thepoliticalcat

      Are you Crying again?

      • Lot_49

        ISWYDT.

    • Land Shark

      I had this problem as well on a Mac with Chrome. Cleared all the cached data and cookies, and that fixed it. Logged in once and have been OK evah since.

      • Lot_49

        Thanks. I’ll give it a try.

  • Zippy

    I admit it, I’ve known where the flag is the whole time. But it’s much more fun to poke them with a stick until they explode in incoherent rage. Sorry I missed ‘ol Lizzy, she would have been fun

    • sw19womble

      I still want to gay marry Wayne or whatever his name was in one of the earliest disqus comments. I’m sure we could have made it work.

      • glasspusher

        Prove your marriage would have worked!

        • sw19womble

          I have faith! What do you Liebruls have!

          • glasspusher

            buttsechs? Is this a trick question?

          • thepoliticalcat

            Buttsechs for shoor.

          • Steverino247

            Science, bitches!

      • Zippy

        Wayne was awesome “Prove it” Prove the negative. But don’t you dare expect me to do the same for any of my mumbo jumbo. He seemed more like an aspiring Gawker troll, running through his list of ways to disrupt a comment thread- trying to hone his skills here first.

        FWIW Wayne, you sucked at it- Gawker commenters will eat you alive (not that you’d ever get out of the grays)

        • glasspusher

          If you can’t piss with the tall dogs, stay out of the high grass.

          • thepoliticalcat

            If you can’t piss ON the tall dogs.

  • glasspusher

    “Always look on the buttside of life”

    • Swampgas_Man

      I immediately thought of that old show, Tales From The Buttside.

      • thepoliticalcat

        I bet they’re DARK. (Like er’thang else in there.)

    • Msgr_Moment

      The whistling always kills me

  • bikerlaureate

    She believes stuff, but woe to anyone who believes differently. Very patriotic.

    • Swampgas_Man

      She’s the REAL patriot and she’ll blow away any darn hatin’ liberal who says different.

  • Jared James

    Soviet-inspired propaganda…from NewsMax?

    That’s quite some political literacy he’s got himself there. (also the other kind of literacy, but I don’t like to punch down)

    • thepoliticalcat

      Ill?

  • texasace00

    Why buy a shiny new gun and not get a chance to shoot somebody? They own bibles and have no problem not using them, but they have to use their guns, thats important.
    Bunch of evil liberals, caring about people and shit

    • glasspusher

      Becoming proficient in a martial art would take too long. I might not be angry at my landlord when I’m done with the class!

  • sw19womble

    elizabeth cohen reminds me of somebody…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gZ6-6RbSEg

  • Callyson

    Quickly now, Wayne, prove to us that God exists…

    /FFS

  • cheetojeebus

    What’s the Alinsky rule re jerking off? Asking for a friend.

    • Zippy

      Left hand to finish, because “lefties”

      • Msgr_Moment

        Right hand to start, because hatefuck.

  • Callyson

    Senator Smelly Pants replied to another comment

    I remember that one–the esteemed Senator replied to my comment!

    I had fun arguing with him/her for a nanosecond, before it got tedious and I hit the flag. Thanks for doing the clean-up duty, Shy!

  • cousin itt

    I think the correct word is “sidebutt”. As in, “Wonkette used to give me my daily sideboob pic and now all we get is verbal sidebutt.”

    • Zippy

      we haven’t had any decent anime demon girls in forever

      • sw19womble

        Here you go:

        • Zippy

          she seems… angry

          • cousin itt

            Too much gin will do that to you.

        • thepoliticalcat

          KAWAIIIIII!!!

      • weejee

        And with Christie we get sidegut…

    • Greg Comlish

      Actually the term sidebutt is a 19th-century corruption of the original buttside, named after American Civil War general Ambrose Buttside, a man known for his unusually protracted posterior that connected his stocky legs to his ample abdomen by way of his shapely, cloven buttocks. “Buttside” became “sidebutt” probably because of its location on the side of the butt.

    • Vecchiojohn

      Where is the sideboob of yesteryear?

  • Callyson

    Yo, Bryant Hill?

    Without the employees, your job creators wouldn’t have a business.

    You’re welcome.

    /FFS

    • thepoliticalcat

      Yeah. Dat t’ing.

    • I’m sure our Randian Übermenschen could run their multinational corporations singlehandedly if you libs don’t lay off.

  • Callyson

    You go, Wonkette!! If you don’t understand something, just make fun of it.

    Thanks, mrtmcgowan, but we understand Peggy Noonan perfectly well–hence, the mockery…

    • weejee

      Hic…virtual click of gimlet glass…

    • addison_da_wit

      I suppose it is our sheer inability to comprehend the pronouncements of Ms. Noonan’s equally serious soulmate Sarah Palin that accounts for the frequent ridicule directed at her.

  • Callyson

    Look at the ads on this site, soviet inspired propaganda

    Another day, another wingnut who has no understanding of irony…

    • Those sneaky Soviets, promoting capitalist commercial merchandise sales…

      • Msgr_Moment

        Ve vill bury you….. vith savings!

      • SterWonk

        [teacher, holding up a piece of rubble from the Berlin Wall] This used to represent communism. Now it represents capitalism.
        [student] How does the Berlin Wall represent capitalism?
        [teacher] I’m selling it for fifty bucks.

        (I have no idea where that little exchange is from.)

  • Callyson

    I would happily shoot your ass…I am on the right and I would never consider shooting anyone

    If this isn’t the ultimate deleted comment, I don’t know what is…

    • TeenLaQueefa

      I’m happy Doktor Zoom brought that high-larious comment up because I missed it.

      Are we sure a 6 year old didn’t write that?

      • Jared James

        There’s no way this one didn’t eat all of her crayons.

        Last week, I mean, before that comment was posted.

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          Must have been a really old set to contain litharge and cadmium yellow.

      • Callyson

        Are we sure a 6 year old didn’t write that?

        No. No, we are not…

        • Duckbudder

          Can you prove it? Hua, CAN YOU?????

          • Boscoe

            SEE?? Where’s Wayne? We’re clearly lost without him!!!1!!1

    • thepoliticalcat

      It’s the ultimate MINDFUCK!! Will she or WON’T she?

      FFS!!

      • TeenLaQueefa

        He/she is the Schrödinger’s cat of rightwing commenters.

        • leemoder

          Schrodinger’s Moran. Is there a Stupid in the box?

          • Boscoe

            Yes. In this case the box has a little cellophane window so you can look right in there and see how it is entirely filled with teh stupids. ‘Cause, you know, philosophy is hard and stuff.

        • House0fTheBlueLights

          Schroedinger’s wingnut

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          Schroedinger’s cat lady, morelike.

      • SuspectedDemocrat

        Like conceal carry, we’re all safer if you DON’T know!

    • John Norris

      She shot a man in Comments just to watch him die.

  • Mehmeisterjr

    “I would happily shoot your ass. I got my gun and my bible, and it’s looking right at you!!”

    I would happily shoot your ass with votes. I got my gun and my bible, and it’s looking right at you with votes!!1..!!!!.11.11.,!!1

    FIFY

    • thepoliticalcat

      But she said she would NEVER shoot anyone.

      I haz a Confooze.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        Also, too, she has a small-b bible? Is that anything like the Inerrant Holy Bibble?

        • thepoliticalcat

          No. That’s the Wholly Babble.

  • shastakoala

    “I hate you for making me have the thought”

    More than likely Esteban Rey dislikes Dok because he made him have “a” thought.

  • Zippy

    There is no collective — the individual is the only thing that matters. Enforce private property rights and arrest vagrants

    Go home, Ron Paul, you’re drunk

  • bikerlaureate

    It’s all the fault of lefties that NY and CA are expensive…

    ♬ Put up a bunch of ugly boxes
    and Jesus people bought ’em.♪

  • Jason M

    After the guy that spammed pics of himself pooping, the rest of the deleted comments read like Russian literature. I swear I was dizzy all week because of that guy. I hate the internet.

    • Be fair… It was just the ONE picture…

      • Zippy

        speaking of that- while you’re tinkering under the hood, changing spark plugs and whatnot, can you insert some sort of TARGET = “_blank” thingy into the Discus code to make the link thingies in comments open in a new tab?

        • PubOption

          Agreed, Disqus gets particularly annoying when I have clicked ‘Show more comments’, and after I have opened a tab it goes back to where I have to click ‘Show more comments’ again.

  • RoyalUglyDude

    OK, I’ll bite. If “Senator Smellypants” is actually a poor person, how come he can afford an internet connection? I’ll bet he also has a color TV.

    • Zippy

      and a refrigerator

      • Msgr_Moment

        I thought the Obamaphone had apps for all that.

      • Wonkaholic

        Not only a refrigerator, but probably also a porch to keep it on.

    • sw19womble

      not to mention all the other things he/she would never again have access to under the iron dictatorship of an Obama government.

    • TheBidenator

      And probably a microwave so he can say “La di da Bidenator, I can cook a burrito in my microwave in 2 minutes, how about you?”

      Lousy rich wingnuts always trying to pretend they’re poor….if anyone wants me I’ll be stuffing duct tape into the hole in my shoe and wrapping in the bread bags I found in the dumpster outside of Safeway last night

  • thepoliticalcat

    I want to change my username to EvilLittleFinger.

    • leemoder

      “The World’s Only Bad Finger Cover Band!”

      • thepoliticalcat

        I had hoped never to hear of Badfinger again, ever. *kills self*

        • Zippy

          You’ll continue to hear about them no matter what, because they were the apple of a couple of the lad’s eye

        • ThePuckStopsHere

          Hey! Badfinger libulz! 1st rock show I ever went to was Badfinger opening for Rod Stewart. “No matter what you do…” You don’t forget something like that.

  • weejee

    via the “flag” option

    So today we are all volunteers?

  • Ilgattomorte

    Wayne may have been unfairly banned. Demons are the only possible explanation for Elizabeth Cohen’s horrific and contradictory pile of word poop. That poor woman. Don’t you see? That wasn’t a comment. It was a tortured cry for help by a person who is obviously possessed by a confused and somewhat illiterate demon.

    • Zippy

      those home schooled demons are the worst

  • A Bashful Nobody

    Hmm…..do we still have the grammar and usage Gestapo around to report these people to?

    • retiredeng

      Let’s have coherence first! Cohen’s rant was self contradictory in way too many places.

    • thepoliticalcat

      You squalled?

  • JustPixelz

    This government already tried to destroy the 2nd amendment and tried to take away our right to bear arms. Hitler did the same, the communists did the same, that includes the Chinese. Millions died, in Germany alone six million died, not including the Germans who tried to fight him.

    Millions have died in the USA from guns. More guns do not make us safer.

    Regarding the Godwin-infused “Hitler took the guns”, the Nazis first restricted gun ownership by their opponents (e.g. Jews) then later (1938) eased gun access for supporters. The six million refers, of course, to six million Jews killed in the Holocaust. Most of the murdered Jews were from Poland and elsewhere outside Germany. German gun laws would not have made a difference.

    • nmmagyar

      And presupposes that small arms in the hands of German Jews could have stopped the fucking Wermacht, just like the ammosexuals in the US think that they could actually stop the combined US Armed Forces in the event of a military coup.

      • Msgr_Moment

        Yeah, but what if all the women were fembots, like in the Austin Powers movies? Huh? That would have stopped em.

        • Jared James

          I served with a few women I always suspected were fembots, so on that account I’m pretty sure the military’s already out ahead of the wingnuts.

        • Zippy

          kinky…

        • House0fTheBlueLights

          Pretty sure the entire Fox News female line-up are fembots…

      • Steverino247

        They made one hell of an effort in the Warsaw Uprising and we all know how that turned out.

        • BeliTsari

          As IF the ‘baggers would be fighting AGAINST Jürgen Stroop, a military coup, the NSA, National Guard, FBI or local cops. No, they’re out WallyWorld, fetchin’ em up BushMASTERs & .223 ZombieMAX jhp, to hunt hippity hop thugs, illeguls & libruls. And they’re doing it with EZ Credit, PayCheck Loans & NASCAR Jesus’ blessing!

          Oh, or each-other when they back their Truck Nutz into all the other drunk’s F450s

      • Vecchiojohn

        Here comes a squad of Marines, where the hell did I put that banana clip?

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        Worked for Clive!

      • Jared James

        Keep in mind, in this ridiculous fantasy, the military are on the right-wing radicals’ side.

    • Vecchiojohn

      Facts facts facts, logic logic logic, that’s all you liberal elitists ever do.

  • Biff52

    I’m a hardon leftist, myself.

    • thepoliticalcat

      I knew THAT.

      • mtn_philosoph

        Today we are all hardon leftists.

  • Biff52

    Is our demons learning?

    • Spotts1701

      Depends – are they in ebil liberal public schools?

    • Wonkaholic

      Only if they’re hoam skoold.

  • JustPixelz

    This government already tried to destroy the 2nd amendment and tried to take away our right to bear arms.

    The thing about Constitutional rights is that they can’t be destroyed or taken away* without amending the Constitution.
    ___________________________________
    * With respect to reproductive rights, your results may vary.

    • willi0000000

      spin me a tale of search and seizure while you’re at it.

  • BeliTsari

    Just LOOK what Disqus’ troll feeding frenzy has done to MoJo, AlterNet, Truthout, Crook&Liars & think what you have wrought! An awful lot of folks in “under-served” areas formerly got a view of consensus reality from the Comment Threads to all these blog aggregators. Hell, I used to have RawStory up for breaking news. Nowadays, it’s just a tag-team Berman troll vs H+K Solutions sock-puppet bum fight? The articles are cut&paste click-bait pap, out to ensure the trolls’ K & C Street rants eat up the threads.

    • Zippy

      MoJo has been going nuts lately, since Corn handed Bill-O his ass- wave after wave of flying monkeys coming to defend their dear leader, Bill-O the clown

      • TeenLaQueefa

        There were more than 4000 comments on that O’Reilly thread within 24 hours due to links from Breitbart and Drudge, and most of them were incoherent rants.

        Kind of amazing to sit there and read the crazy things the right wingers believe.

        Edit: Oh, and the creatures flagged me because they didn’t like hearing my opinion (the truth). Of course the wise people at MJ’s fixed that quickly, but sheeeeesh.

        • Zippy

          they really do inhabit an alternate universe

          • BeliTsari

            Yeah, but I have to drive through it to get to frigging work, and THEY’RE packing!

          • Zippy

            C’mon, Spacely Sprockets! Where’s my damned flying car?

        • TheBidenator

          They truly do enforce Poe’s law don’t they? I mean we can mock and pretend all we want but the truth is there are limits of stupid and crazy a person can consider. Wingnuts exist in a frame beyond which mummery can comprehend…

      • BeliTsari

        Wild guess is, Disqus supplies their own cranked-up intern trolls to boost client revenues (saying this got me thrown off MoJo & AlterNet, along with several others). They also do NOT seem to like posting URLs. Crooks & Liars used to have a LOT of smart folks who I learned a lot from, mostly gone now. Too bad, I can picture some poor Hoam Skool’d kid, with 5 FOX, 3 Clear Channel affiliates & Hate Radio to learn about… er, do I hear a DRO..

        http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/11/47719.html

      • TheBidenator

        I know and it was glorious! I haven’t tossed out “inbred”, “cousin fucker”, “sister fucker”, “sheep fucker”, “family-styler”, “cross burner”, “moron” or ‘tard’ so many times since the last time I went to Alabama. I love mocking the imbecilic master race…

        • Checkmate

          I thought those were normal titles in Alabama…like calling a good friend a dip-shit or something.

        • noen

          You forgot “stump trained mule.” That there’s a classic.

  • Haribo Lector

    I’d kill you if I had my gun!

  • TheBidenator

    Dok, I think you’re misunderstanding Elizabeth Cohen, “I would happily shoot your ass. I’ve got my gun and my bible” is just the NRA secret handshake….nothing extreme there.

    • Zippy

      is that before or after the ceremonial circle jerk?

      • TheBidenator

        During

        • Zippy

          you’ve got to admire their efficiency

  • TheBidenator

    Okay I propose a two troll limit to any post, I was only able to play with the mrtmcgowan chewtoy once which is hardly fun…

  • Fartknocker

    I suspect Ms. Cohen also believes that vaccines are bad for your children because Jenny McCarthy told her so.

  • NorthStarSpanx

    Who would have thunk our vetted Wonketteers was a safe haven for snark. I don’t like this deep blue Disqus sea.

  • darnyoudarnyoutoheck

    I will now think of Wonkette as the Evil Little Finger of the internet. This has made me happy.

    • stevola

      That makes me think of Dr. Evil.

      • mtn_philosoph

        It makes me think of Game of Thrones.

  • TheBidenator

    Also that “rich leftist” stuff is just magnefico! I love the stupidity of wingnut populists and you can tell whoever makes that insult rarely ventures out of the bubble. I mean this is the party that’s owned by like 8 rich white guys who screams “class warfare!” any time anyone tries to do something about wealth disparity between rich and poor. Not to mention demographics which show the extremely wealthy vote GOP…yeah it takes very little self awareness to hurl that insult which is why I love it.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Pointing out wealth disparity is no longer class warfare. It is now Obama’s Fault.

  • ThatDale

    Do demons exist? Shakespeare, as always, said it best:

    http://www.enotes.com/shakespeare-quotes/vasty-deep

    • Vecchiojohn

      That Shakespeare guy sure used a lot of famous quotations in his writing.

    • Dashboard Buddha

      “Above all else, the Devil cannot stand to be mocked.”

      C. S. Lewis

  • KittySoft Paws Rolufs

    Jesus I need a drink after reading that bullshit.

    • BeliTsari

      Soon, we’ll ALL be mixing truck-starting fluid with Blue Flavored Slurpees, crank & fists-full of Oxy!

  • The MidnightWriter

    Just a thought. Now that you’re on Disqus you may want to consider expanding this to “Deleted Comments of the Day.”

    Trust me; the wingnut trolls will be providing you plenty of material.

  • So we do have the option of pre-moderating ALL comments.

    Then we would just whitelist y’all faithful and loyal Wonketians, which would allow you through. But this would be a slow process, where we tag you when we can find you… And involve a lot of hours manually trudging through comment feeds.

    But… Ur Wonket needs traffic to survive, literally. So our goal is to widen our audience, not to restrict it. Would love feedback on the idea – shypixel@wonkette.com

    Do you stick around on sites where it seems like your comments aren’t getting through?

    • Zippy

      Meh, that seems a bit excessive. I wouldn’t advocate anything that draconian unless things get really out of hand. The occasional idjit is no big deal- we’ll just poke them with a stick until one of you ban hammers them. Now if we get swarmed from a Sludge or Brainfart cross posting OTOH…

      • Zippy

        just checking a couple things

        • FauxAntocles

          ??

          • Zippy

            the forbidden werds are no longer forbidden. You can now talk about retarding the flow of viagra ads without triggering an auto ban

          • BeliTsari

            So now we can call the dead-eyed FOX News whores apropos epithets? Yeah… RIGHT! Maybe, just block all IP addresses between the Hudson & the Sierras? Post a picture of John Voigt’s mouth & Ned Beatty’s ass, ban all the up-voters?

          • Zippy

            I’m pretty sure talking about ping pong balls will still get a stern glare and a vicious rap across the knuckles with a wooden stirring spoon from Trix

          • mtn_philosoph

            As well it should.

          • Zippy

            yeah, irreverent is one thing, but there are places we don’t need to go

          • Dashboard Buddha

            What about trigonometry?

          • PubOption

            Now permitted, also triglycerides.

          • Vecchiojohn

            Isn’t that one of the Palin kids?

      • Historicat

        What about another Brazilian invasion?

    • BeliTsari

      You could use ‘bots to moderate the festivities (based upon usage & syntax) or simply offshore it? Maybe use web & selfie cams to measure our pupils or just block any nascent cap-lock rants? Do a story on CCW reciprocity, NASCAR, Jesus or WWE & ban everysomebody who posts, period?

    • Vecchiojohn

      Why don’t you just find out which tube wingnut comments come out of and shut it off?

      • House0fTheBlueLights

        Because you risk cutting off the kittens who also inhabit that tube?

        • Virginia Dreaming

          With some of these wingnuts, I could see them eating the kittens just for fun.

    • kfreed

      With Disqus, you’ll soon discover this happening, courtesy of Redstate.com: This is How We Troll:

      “Weakening the Democratic Base, Part 5: Liberal Netroots”

      “First, infiltrate the site. For this, you will have to avoid creating screen names like “GoPalinGo” or “Heartlandredstater.” Also, some websites may actually have you wait a week before you are allowed to comment or blog. Perhaps, they are investigating the e-mail address you give them against whether it is used for a conservative website. Be sure to avoid that tendency; if you use, for example, aol.com screen name for RedState, make sure you use a yahoo e-mail address for Dailykos, or whatever. Once you are there, the second part of the strategy is to gain their trust. For this, you cannot be too overtly gung-ho conservative in your outlook. Instead, you sort of have to be the voice of a moderate liberal. This will take a lot of acting skill, but it could be done. For example, over at ThinkProgress, they had an article about how the folks in Alabama got what they deserved with the recent spate of tornadoes because their legislators did not believe in global warming. It took all my energies not to reach through the Internet and strangle these kooks, but I responded, “Well, that might be going a little too far…” Along the way, I gained the trust of certain posters on that thread.”

      In FULL: http://www.redstate.com/diary/davenj1/2011/05/15/weakening-the-democratic-base-part-5-liberal-netroots/

      Eventually, you’ll have a bunch of right-wingers over here flagging comments left and right… and you’ll have your work cut out for you:) I was banned at Raw Story after years and years of commenting there, my Disqus history in plain view to anyone who cared to check. My crime? I posted a comment with links from reputable sources which did not please the Libertarian squatters over there. So, I’m looking forward to getting banned at some point here as well:)

      I still read Raw Story and I’d still read Wonkette. I’m confident you’re aware that the right-wingers who wander over here to argue about the existence of demons, promise to “shoot your ass” or to make a show of their “liberalism” aren’t all that interested in your content:) Anyhoo: FYI. That’s what you’ll be up against. Have fun.

      • Dashboard Buddha

        ” voice of a moderate liberal. This will take a lot of acting skill,”

        If sounding like a reasonably rational person “takes a lot of acting
        skill”, you’re a bigger moron that was first suspected.

        • FukuiSanYesOta

          I pretend to be a conservative on Free Republic and it’s really, really easy. I just get shitfaced drunk first and say the stupidest things which pop in to my mind.

          • CapnFatback

            You’re in possession of an actual mind; you’re bound to be found out sooner or later.

          • FukuiSanYesOta

            I think that’s what fools them.

            To be totally fair, there are a few there who have actual minds. They’re misguided, but they have minds. They’re the 1% of FR.

            It’s not like Wonkette where most everyone is capable of forming cogent arguments. I love this fucking place.

          • TeenLaQueefa

            I tried that once 10 or 12 years ago and lasted twenty minutes.

            Oh wait, shitfaced drunk you say?

            That was my fail.

          • Zippy

            I just can’t spell poorly enough to fool them

          • Zippy

            PENIS!

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      I think a 3-prong strategy of “don’t feed the trolls,” release the snark, and the Banhammer will weed out the most egregious. I’m leery of the comments opening up, because this was literally the only site where I knew the comments were safe to read, but the world needs Wonkette to succeed, so I’m behind you 75%!

      • sohadicouldsplit

        Alas, I too–pardon–I also, too found refuge here not so long ago. Change sucks. Esp. when you’re a Poor, in the Sticks, with Dial-up. Toss in Windows XP and… oh look at the time! I should have been in bed days ago! Anyway, my glittering brilliance has taken quite a hit, But I’m Here. You’re welcome Wonketarians!

        • BeliTsari

          Be careful, Librul eLEETists frown on PC users from the sticks. We’re probably all going to have to sell our kidneys for an iPhone 6+ to keep from getting banned now

    • Ilgattomorte

      I’d like to think we can keep this civil and fun without having to seal ourselves in a bubble. Granted, no one wants to deal with the more scatalogical posts or the ravings of a moron, but the occasional troll can be entertaining. I had one the other day and my only regret was having to get back to work before I the opportunity to really screw with him.

      In general I think the people here are pretty sharp and very clever, so I have to believe that between the Mods. and the community we can keep out the riff-raff without a total lock down.

    • Usedtobeyellerdawg

      I love Wonkette and want it to live, but I don’t come here to argue; I come here to know there are others like me out there. I live in the reddest county in Texas and people like me are hard to find.

      • BeliTsari

        Well, now the NSA knows your IP address… Oooh heck, now they know mine too? Doh!

      • Mayor_Quimby

        Keep coming back! We’ll get this shit sorted out eventually, together, like good communists that we are.

      • Ulricii

        What Mayor Quimby said, Yellerdog. I’m always glad to hear from a Texan whose a Yellerdog and not a Bluedog. I know folks in Austin, and I feel your pain.

    • Callyson

      My suggestion is to have a user’s guide somewhere on this site reminding people of the option to flag the wingnuts and/or reply to them and mention your name in the reply, so that we can knock them off. We can always make fun of them in the meantime.

      • cousin itt

        We can always make fun of them in the meantime. And for some of them, that would be a feature. And for the really sick ones, to get the Doktor to call them out, would be Nirvana.

        • Callyson

          Come to think of it, you’ve got a point.

          OK then, back to Plan A:

    • sw19womble

      Having been on the receiving end of attack dogs on a rather pompous liberal blog for the crime of being fiscally conservative/socially liberal (aka bleeding heart libertarian) but mainly for pointing out that Eric Clapton “has made racist comments”, I’m happy for us to self-police on here and send up a flag when we get bored of playing.
      After all, Wonkette can always drop the Banhammer on an entire thread if it gets infested by an organised band of tea-trolls.
      Traffic is good and Wonkette needs the hits/income streams.

      • kfreed

        “the crime of being fiscally conservative/socially liberal (aka bleeding heart
        libertarian)”

        I’d say being bald-faced liars is a good enough reason to get yourselves booted: “Found: Libertarians’ “Lying To Liberals” Guide Book”
        https://www.nsfwcorp.com/dispatch/lying-to-liberals/

        “Socially liberal and fiscally conservative” my arse:)

        Libertarianism; History 101: http://thepoliticalspectator.com/tag/ron-paul/

        Libertarianism; History 102: http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=john_birch_society_1

        Lee Fang (The Nation/Think Progress): “The Koch Brothers’ Fake Libertarianism: War, Forced Pregnancies, and Homophobia” (funding the religious right):
        http://www.vice.com/read/the-koch-brothers-fake-libertarianism-war-forced-pregnancies-and-homophobia-729

        Talk to Action/Political Research: “Waiting for the Day When We Can Say We’re All
        Austrians: Ron Paul’s Brand of Libertarianism”
        http://www.talk2action.org/story/2012/1/4/234938/0298

        Civil Liberty/About: Ron Paul’s theocratic legislation: “6 Rights You Could Lose Under
        President Ron Paul”
        http://civilliberty.about.com/od/profiles/tp/6-Rights-Lost-Under-Ron-Paul.htm

        Pando Media: [Rand Paul] “Homophobia, racism and the Kochs: San Francisco’s tech-libertarian
        ‘Reboot’ conference is a cesspool”
        http://pando.com/2014/07/18/homophobia-racism-and-the-kochs-san-franciscos-tech-libertarian-reboot-conference-is-a-cesspool/

        Talking Points Memo: “The So-Called ‘Libertarian Moment’ Is Engineered By The Christian Right”
        http://talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/libertarian-christian-right

        Right Wing Watch: “GOP Presidential Candidates Join Far-Right Group For Iowa Tea Party Bus Tour”

        “According to the Des Moines Register, Republican presidential candidates Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, GARY JOHNSON and Rick Santorum will take part in Iowa’s Tea Party Bus Tour. The bus tour is led by a coalition of right-wing groups: the Leadership Institute, FairTax Nation, and the American Principles Project’s affiliated groups, Preserve Innocence and American Principles in Action.

        Founded by noted anti-gay activist Robert George, the group is also closely linked to the
        Manhattan Declaration and the National Organization for Marriage, which it worked with to defeat marriage equality in Maine. Thomas Peters, the APP’s communications director, even participated in a conference tied to the notoriously anti-Semitic Polish broadcaster Tadeusz Rydsyk of Radio Maryja.”
        http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/gop-presidential-candidates-join-far-right-group-iowa-tea-party-bus-tour#sthash.dlbH1ebA.dpuf

        NSFWCorp: “The Gary Johnson Swindle and The Degradation of Third Party Politics”
        https://www.nsfwcorp.com/dispatch/gary-johnson-swindle/

        Political Research Associates: “‘Libertarian Scaife’ and His Religious Right Legacy”
        http://www.politicalresearch.org/2014/07/15/libertarian-scaife-and-his-religious-right-legacy/#

        Bill Moyers: “Anatomy of the War on Women: How the Koch Brothers are Funding the Anti-Choice Agenda”
        http://billmoyers.com/2013/11/10/anatomy-of-the-war-on-women-how-the-koch-brothers-are-funding-the-anti-choice-agenda/

        Since it isn’t evident enough to some people… need I continue?

        • Hi!

          While I certainly appreciate your enthusiasm, and contrary to your fears, don’t think your posts particularly ban-worthy, they are pretty screedish…

          You’d fare better with the Wonketariat to remember that brevity is the soul of wit.

          • kfreed

            Like I said, I’m looking forward to getting the banhammer:) I don’t post comments for the sake of snark alone. I assume you’re also concerned with political reality. OTOH, you may only be interested in comedy and witty one-liners… in which case I already have tickets to a Dunham show. I’ll get in what I can before the hammer drops:)

          • Esteban Rey

            I’m not looking forward to the banhammer, but there is no question that libertaryans are awful, awful people.

          • Ulricii

            I think the Wonketteria would agree with that assessment, Steb. En masse.

          • Ulricii

            Use the Dunham tickets, pal. We’ll manage to survive your absence.
            And what’s this with inviting a hammer-drop? Were you born with a chip on your shoulder?

          • Zippy

            Say goodnight, Gracie- this one is done- another one too dumb to realize they don’t know everything

          • FukuiSanYesOta

            Chill, zippy. We know each others’ posting styles, and we’ve seen the womble for long enough.

            This kfreed person doesn’t know yet, and that’s OK. If shy and the Dok are ok with it, I’ll let it be.

            From stupid questionnaires I’ve taken in the back room, I know I lean more fiscally conservative than most here … but so what? It’s a forum for snark and ideas. kfreed may be a touch bombastic and irritating right now, but not in a way which precludes argument.

            My $.02

          • kfreed

            Let’s just say I wasn’t born yesterday… not to mention, this won’t be the first comment section to go to the dogs. Today is Feb. 22, 2015. Mark it on your calendar:) We could start a betting pool on how long it lasts:) I might have to shorten my original prediction from two months to one (if that). In any case, one can still read Wonkette and skip reading the comments. Problem solved.

          • TheBidenator

            As someone who grew up in the darkest of red states and was friends with numerous wingnuts while still remaining more left wing economically and civil libertarian than most folks I’d say you’re overreacting. Having different views and being able to debate them factually and civilly is part of the rich tapestry of politics. We’re not a wingnut blog collective which demands total uniformity and purity in views, we just don’t like rightwing trolls and toadies. If someone is conservative on an issue that I’m not, cool let’s discuss it.

            There’s no such thing as ‘purity’ anyway, we’re all a little conservative in some ways but what it really comes down to is the broad strokes and principles. Besides, liberals and libertarians can get together on social issues the same way wingnuts and libertarians can economically so let’s not toss someone under the bus for being :gasp!: libertarian. If anything we’re closer to each other than libertarians are to wingnuts, most libertarians just haven’t figured out why they should despise wingnuts yet (because they want America to be a Christian Saudi Arabia).

          • Ulricii

            Shy: From my read, this guy wants to come on board as the Alpha Male. He’s lashing out in all direction, looking for hits. If he doesn’t discover the wisdom of your “brevity” advice, then cut him. I’m with Zippy on this.

        • Zippy

          Holy shit, dude, sw19womble is one of us- a regular. cool yer jets

          • kfreed

            Holy shit, Zippy, a libertarian right-winger is one of “you”: http://www.redstate.com/diary/davenj1/2011/05/15/weakening-the-democratic-base-part-5-liberal-netroots/

            And pretty soon no actual progressive, liberal, or lefty is gonna get a word in edgewise:) I give you all about two months before you’ve driven off the left-wing readership/commentariat, not unlike every other “progressive” blog out there. But hey, it’s your party… far be it from me to stand in your way:)

          • Zippy

            You are more than a little unhinged. Dial back the cra cra by about 70%-80% or don’t expect to be here long. Attacking the regulars with paranoid McCarthyite ramblings won’t win you any friends. And having a fiscally conservative view on certain topics makes one neither a libertarian nor a right winger. Like I said, cool yer jets or plan on burning out real quickly here- that’s not a threat or a warning, I don’t have that power, it’s just good advice

          • kfreed

            Actually, Zippy there’s nothing “unhinged” here except you:) The guy plainly states who/what he is:) Go back and read those links… then we can discuss which of us is “unhinged.” Zippy, I’ve been around for eons… but here’s my prediction: you dupes will throw every progressive in this comment section under the bus at the behest of your libertarian cohorts (right-wingers) because you can’t seem to tell the difference. And I give you all exactly two months to turn Wonkette’s comment section, with the help of moderators, into a libertarian cess pool…. not unlike all the others have done. And you will do this because you can’t read (or don’t want to). Good luck with that. As far as I can tell, whatever it is you all think you’re doing, you’re doing it wrong: http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/senate/#.VOqfqC6sjGw

          • Zippy

            look clown, there are two issues here- 1) whether or not Discus may prove to be a bad choice. The jury is out so far and I in fact agree with you to an extent that it may be a mistake- certainly looking at many of the sites using it, their comments sections have turned into smoking ruins of RW idiocy

            2) Your idiotic witch hunt against regulars who have been around long before Discus, under the old intense debate system. They’ve long ago proven their bona fides and you just come off looking like a serious dick when you attack them, not to mention the way your unhinged attacks undermine the very point you’re trying to make. I read your links long ago (long before you came here to “enlighten” us all) and I do understand the general point about RWNJ’s and their penchant for flooding progressive sites (we all do, we’re not as stupid as you seem to think we are). Now cool yer jets, because right now the biggest pain in the ass disruptive force on this page is you and your McCarthyism

          • kfreed

            … mmm-hmmm. Methinks he doth protest too much. Deciding where you fall on the dumb and dumber scale is your problem. I posted several somethings with which a smart person would want to familiarize himself… starting with my original comment. Were one to do that, one would realize that I happen to be right about a thing or two. Is that what’s got your panties in a wad? Or should I be questioning your motives for going on a tirade rather than reading what I originally wrote? If your libertarian pal falls into the “one of us” category, then clearly I’m not one of you:) AND you’re already well on your way in proving my prediction correct.

          • Zippy

            He didn’t protest, nitwit, I did. Enjoy your banning, don’t say I didn’t warn you. Oh, and you might want to get that ego checked- the one thing I’ve noticed about every single one of the fools who gets themselves banned is that they are convinced that they are smarter than the rest of us- so far every one of them has been wrong- you’re in for a big surprise when you realize you’re not, either. By tomorrow you’ll be a little notation that says comment deleted. Sad thing is, some of the general points you raised are legit, too bad you’re so full of yourself that you utterly failed to notice that many others are already talking about those issues and are expressing the very same concerns- see ya kid, good luck storming the castle.

          • kfreed

            LOL. “McCarthyism”… let’s just say that I’m extremely particular about the company I keep and I won’t keeping company with the likes of this, which happens to BE what Libertarianism is:

            “Ron Paul’s Neo-Confederate “South Was Right” Civil War Speech With Confederate Flag”
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEC68vTQwP8

          • Zippy

            if you think that sw19womble or any of the rest of us are Paultards, you are A IDIOT. The end

          • kfreed

            Most American Libertarians are Paultards. The one’s who claim not to be are still on the far right (particularly when they self describe as “socially liberal/fiscally responsible”) which happens to be a lie straight out of the Cato Manual for lying to liberals – let’s let Chomsky explain the difference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fveMHVufUN4

            The fact that some of us can’t tell their left from their right used to make me sad. These days it just makes me laugh. The end. I hope that means you’re done:)

          • Zippy

            neither sw19womble nor the rest of us are libertarians- you’re A IDIOT. The fact that you’re too stupid to recognize a bit of snark about “bleeding heart libertarian” and took it literally is just another example of why you won’t be here long

          • kfreed

            This ain’t my first rodeo, Zippy:) I’ve been doing this for so long I can pick ’em out of a lineup, blind-folded, at a thousand pace:) In this case I didn’t need to. When someone tells you who they are, listen to them:) (Somebody smart once said that and it’s still as true today as it was back then).

          • Zippy

            You suck at rodeos, child. Enjoy your banning- your ego alone is enough at this point

          • kfreed

            Your freakout pretty much tells me all I need to know:)

          • Zippy

            Your inability to STFU long enough to listen to anybody tells me all I need to know. I’m done with you, son. I really did try to actually engage in a conversation, but you can’t stop stroking your ego long enough to make it happen. Bye, you won’t be missed- we’ll still be here despite your dire predictions (why you’re too stupid to realize that this blog is more hands on and will do what it takes to fix things, unlike the big boys who only care about page hits, is beyond me. But I’ll chalk it up to that massive ego of yours) In a few months or a year when we’re still doing our thing, feel free to drop by for a round of “I told you so’s”, assuming you learn enough humility to convince them to let you back in.

          • doktorzoom

            Zippy, at this point I can only advise that you stop feeding kfreed.

            Not that avatars mean everything, but S19Womble has used Lyra and then Fluffle Puff, where kfreed is using Duchamp’s “Fountain.” Ponies win.

            Frankly, I think the warning about infiltrators is… amusing and maybe even useful, if a tad earnest and longwinded. Welcome for now Kfreed. Have a white Russian and try not to pee on the rug, OK? And lighten up, Francis. (How many pop culture references can I cram into one rambling comment anyway? I love the smell of intertextuality in the morning)

          • Zippy

            Good luck. I’m done with him- I can’t deal with the ego. If he doesn’t get that in check, he’ll be gone soon enough anyways. I just can’t stand McCarthyism, even when it’s done by well meaning liberals. And yes, the ponies count for a lot…

          • kfreed

            Yes, please stop feeding me:) For now? Obviously, being vetted and welcomed long before Disqus became a thing here meant nothing:) I am devistated, I tells ya. Anyhoo, I said what needed saying… what you all do or don’t do with it is your business. You already know where my money’s at. You all did ask for input:)

          • blaid droog

            sorry to see GEN. Jack Ripper has been retired. I have been waiting to see the end results of the disqus experiment. it looks like you may never get any sleep again.

          • kfreed

            So far you’ve written a novella without ever having replied (or read, obviously) my original comment. Still waiting.

          • FukuiSanYesOta

            “Most American Libertarians are Paultards. The one’s who claim not to be
            are still on the far right (particularly when they self describe as
            “socially liberal/fiscally responsible)”

            The clue is in sw19. That’s Wimbledon. As in Wimbledon Common. Where the Wombles are from.

            sw19womble is British, as am I, originally. We’re not American Libertarians. So go fuck your preconceived notions.

            Calm down a bit. You’re not dealing with frothers of any stripe here. You’re dealing with the thoughtful, erudite types on the most part. There’s no real reason to get fighty.

          • kfreed

            The clue is in the right-wing double-speak: “socially liberal, fiscally conservative.” Moreover, the right-wing whack jobs of your ilk don’t limit their wingnuttery to the U.S. “Thoughtful, erudite”<<< haven't ever met one who wasn't a balf-faced liar.

            Britain has it's own wingnut libertarian tea party brewing. You can even find the same RW libertarian nutjobs in Germany (from where I originally hail): http://bavaria-for-ron-paul.blogspot.com/ <<< the anti-immigrant Neo-Nazi fascists currently making international news thanks to their white supremacist "Pegida" movement:) The Pegida movement, we note, is also making an appearance in England: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/pegida-to-hold-first-uk-rally-10025877.html

            Therefore, I won't be shutting up anytime soon:) This happens to my area of research and I fully intend to share my observations whenever and wherever the subject is appropriate: particularly on blogs devoted to progressive issues.

          • kfreed

            Deleted.

      • kfreed

        Wonkette… sw19womble<<< exactly the sort I was referring to in my previous reply: http://www.redstate.com/diary/davenj1/2011/05/15/weakening-the-democratic-base-part-5-liberal-netroots/

        It took all of what? A day and a half?

    • MilwaukeeKent

      We’ve all seen comment threads on other sites just get buried in jingoist crap to where it’s not worth posting anything at all, sane or not. Some bridges are too trolled up to cross. Somehow I want to believe that Wonkette intimidates most trolls, maybe not. Good luck sorting out the conundrum of moderating,
      I already had a Disquis account with a different avatar and my real name, which is maybe not so bright, since I used to tangle with some ugly trolls on different sites. When Wonkette switched I went with that. Now I changed my Disquis name to the ol’ Wonkette handle — don’t want to end up in Deleted Comments next week!

    • SullivanSt

      RawStory is my other Disqus-based hangout and despite active moderation threads are frequently derailed by trolls, especially Pandagon posts. The prescreening of the commentariat and consequent absence of trolls has always been my favorite part of our Wonket.

    • blaid droog

      at this moment disqus says there are 285 comments on this blog. I kinda thought this would happen with wonkettes switch over. I will most likely quit reading the comments. I come here for the entertainment value provided by the various writers and generally the comments are also worth reading. Wonkette has some very witty readers/commenters. I gave up on hufpo years ago when some blogs would generate 5 or 6 hundred comments. I believe the most I ever saw was in the neighborhood of 15,000. no way anyone could plow through that much nonsense. I will certainly continue to read wonkette daily as it is too much fun to give up just because there are too many comments to wade through.

    • AntiDerpomeme

      My two fave things about the Wonkette have always been the excellent writing and irreverent recipe-hub mommy-bloggers and the snarky-but-informed and highly humorous comments, even though those were never allowed. I visited and enjoyed long before I was an approved commenter back in the ID days, but I have to admit that it’s more fun to be a commenter and I visit more often since being approved. So, like others have mentioned, I’m a little torn–I appreciate the business need for a wider audience, and I even enjoy seeing some new opinions and voices of this new wide-open Disqus frontier. But at the same time I’m holding my breath for the probable onslaught of idiot trolls now that this is a more open forum. Hopefully we can help keep an eye on things and use the flag functionality when necessary, although I’m hoping that crowd-sourcing the moderating doesn’t become too abusive and crazy either (as an example the “shut-up-no-you-shut-up”* libertarian thread below is veering into re-donk-u-louse). Anyway, I’m glad to know that it’s possible to go back to a pre-moderated world if need be.

      *OK, I’m being unfair–the conversation has been MOSTLY civil. You go, you crazy debaters!

    • TheBidenator

      I think laying down clear rules as to what constitutes a ban-worthy or flag worthy comment would be useful. Like you said, Wonkette needs to grow and the other issue is with liberals it is herding cats, there are so many flavors. Hell there are right wingers out there who are libtards and just don’t know it because of how they were raised. But by finding basis of agreements we can expand not just the commentariat but also our own beliefs- I like growing in mine. I think the key issue would be deciding whether or not someone is at least trying to be factual in their arguments or if they are just being antagonistic trolls. If someone is trying to be factual, they should stay agree with them or not and let the commentariat suss it out. Wonkette has in my admittedly rather short history of reading blogs always impressed me with the level of intellect and humor amongst its commenters and since I trust myself to be able to destroy right wing arguments I’d say this place is well stocked with the rest of its regs. If commenters are antagonistic assholes who simply exist to personally attack the writers or fellow commenters, flush ’em. If they try to mount an argument, let ’em go until they become abusive.

      That’s my .02 cents on the question…..

      Also, for the argument below about sw19womble, let’s uh refrain from going “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” on someone if they admit to being conservative or libertarian in any way, that’s just ‘tarded.

  • ButchWagstaff

    So the Trump is a left-winging liberal elitist?

  • Riggsveda

    Yeah. Welcome to Disqus. Try commenting at The Atlantic without unleashing a farmyard full of these assholes.

    • Zippy

      FWIW we can at least talk about Roy Rogers’ horse now

  • deanbooth

    Zombie Descartes, is that you?

  • Warpde

    For whenest all else discombobulates against these heathan commetators on this true saken path to this “Radical Liberal Secularist Leftist Libunatic playground” no Red Flag, nor White, shall do.

    Time for http://www.8ball.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/700x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/h/o/holy_grail_-_holy_hand_grenade_-_blk_mens_cu.jpg

  • malsperanza

    So, how do I wipe flecks of spittle off the inside of my computer screen?

    • Warpde

      No way you can.
      Me, myself and I have resigned our·selves to look at them as dead pixels.
      A vacume in the viod of reality.

      Our you could just buy a new monitor.

      • BeliTsari

        Eventually, we’ll all simply give the fuck up… smile, go outside and have a life?

        Hands UP… don’t SHOOT!

    • Zippy
      • mrpuma2u

        Well played sir, I take my virtual hat off to you. I guffawed out loud.

  • Sweet, I was a runner up in a caption contest *AND* I am now immortalized as “Sane Person” in a Dear Shitferbrains? I’m basically Wonkette commenting royalty now (if only comments were allowed…)

    • Wonkaholic

      The “Sane Person” moniker is relative to the antagonist, so don’t schedule your knighthood cotillion just yet.

  • chascates

    Odd, these travelers from a different land.

  • Usedtobeyellerdawg

    I’m thinking the second-amendment chick is a plant. She spelled all her wurds right.

  • Poly_Ester

    To summarize the arguments presented:

    1 QED mofos!
    2 You can’t touch us, we have epistemic closure.

    • You can’t touch this. Stop! Wingnut time!

    • Zippy

      Known as the “lalalala I can’t hear you” defense

  • sillyclucker

    I think elizabeth cohen would benefit from a bleach enema.

    • Zippy

      AOT, K

  • janecita

    I was called a “misogynist” because I dared to criticize gun fetishists’ obsession with taking their weapons everywhere. Obviously, according to this very insightful person, I wanted women to get raped and mugged to satisfy my misogyny. I also learned from this person that guns are as safe as seat belts! Dear Lord, I hate Disqus.

    • Callyson

      If that happens again, you might find this useful:

      Sexism in the Firearms Community

      /FFS

      • blaid droog

        happy to see you. thought you may have been buried in the comment morass FFS

  • SnarkOff

    Something tells me “elizabeth cohen” is not Jewish.

  • m3bosha

    Love the move to Disqus, feel sorry for the extra moderation required. Gimmie a PO Box, I’ll send vodka.

  • malsperanza

    OK, I’ll use the flag thingy, but only if Shy keeps up the tasteful editorial FIFYs. I am enjoying them very much.

  • Esteban Rey

    Holy crap! My first (maybe 2nd?) comment at Wonkette and I’m already world fucking famous! I think I’m going to have to retire to the boudoir with some lotion to celebrate.

    • Zippy

      make sure you share it with Dok, he deserves a stroke or two

      • elpinche

        Remember to cradle the balls , stroke the shaft .

    • Nuke90210

      One McDick, coming right up.

    • Wonkaholic

      Don’t let it go to your head. Dok just picked you because he likes heavily armed kitten avatars.

      • one_who_wanders

        So do we all.

  • foog

    “We didn’t even know it was possible to import a Trabant. See you in the bread line, comrade!”

    Yay Trabants! The world’s only edible car!

    http://youtu.be/Ps6yap7Du-k

  • blaid droog

    lizzy cohen; “he called our Constitution an old document that is restraining him” You are confused. The fucktard W is the pres who said these words. “Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,” Bush screamed back. “It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!”

    • Bobby P

      Didn’t W also say that it would be easier if America was a dictatorship and he was the dictator? I seem to recall him making such a statement.

  • DahBoner

    I would say the high price of NYC has to do with many factors:

    1. Greatest City in America.

    2. Wall Street Robber Fiber Optic Traders Fucking Grandma’s IRA account in the ass.

    3. China’s Top 10% are trying to get their money out before the Real Estate market there crashes big time.

    4. The NAR got an exemption for money laundering regulations so NYC luxury housing is snapped up by all sorts of rich, nasty people from around the world.
    https://blog.transparency.org/2015/02/11/secrecy-breeds-corruption/

    5. New Yorkers are some of the friendliest people in the world. Why else would 7 million people want to live so close together?

    • BeliTsari

      There’s >8.4M of us legally, ~14.5M in toto. We cluster to keep warm, dip pockets & dry hump.

  • Nuke90210

    That last person needs to not exist…

  • BeliTsari

    313! Oh, WOW… wuz yunz jagoffs up all night scrapping with trolls, an’at? That didn’t take long, did it?
    Funny, that Kaspersky hasn’t reported any Disqus backdoor rootkit, since ProPublica can’t… any more?

    See you all in the cattle cars, I’ll be the one with the funny hat & 8-gauge side-by-side.

  • Wait. Vagrants are individuals. Should the collective arrest them, and create a giant conundrum?

    • Mr. Wonderful

      A giant conundrum can only be filled by a giant penenis. So, no. I mean, yes.

      • ahughes798

        I thought Giant Conundrums roamed the Taiga?

  • Lizzietish81

    Great, we’ve become informants to the State.

  • Maus

    Yes! We You on the Left are so confident of your own superiority and rightness of your cause that you…. delete comments. So much for “Sticks and stones…” How inclusive, tolerant and mature.

    While stopping trolling is one thing, censorship is altogether another thing entirely.

    • Or…

      We deny that those of us you on the right have some God given natural right to turn our comments section into a cesspool of bickering and petty complaints.

      It’s a community, not an equal time forum.

      Buh-bye.

  • Metadude

    So Wonket is finally accepting comments!

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