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The Arizona Republican Party got a well-deserved internet mocking for the crime of Lazy Google Image Searching this week. Vice News discovered the party’s website featured a publicity photo for Margaret Cho’s 1994 sitcom “All-American Girl” — touting the message that Asian Americans are just one of the many diverse groups who love the GOP and and its principled rejection of affirmative action.

The now-removed page had a list of many groups, with a representative photo over each category, although most of those photos are no longer visible in the archived version:

Yes, they created a page labeled “People,” with all sorts of demographic categories and a photo to illustrate each, all so they could say we’re actually all the same:

The Arizona Republican Party does not seek to divide its membership along racial, ethnic or gender lines. As a political party, Republicans offer a universally appealing perspective on the proper role of government — one based on a genuine recognition of individual equality, fairness, and justice for all. We believe it is unfair to demand special rights for certain races, push policies that favor members of one group over another, or single out certain ethnic or social groups with the promise of special favors or political privileges.

Do you belong to one of these groups, voter? STOP THINKING THAT MAKES YOU SPECIAL! NO PRIVILEGES FOR YOU! Unless maybe you’re a veteran. Then we’ll praise you as much as possible while privatizing the V.A. No special privileges, after all.

And of course, there’s those Typical Asian Americans, fresh from a 1994 cast photo:

The Arizona GOP removed the photo and issued an apology through spokesperson Torunn Sinclair, who said, “As soon as this was brought to our attention, the page was taken down. This was obviously a mistake, and we apologize.” Sinclair also told the Arizona Republic that the entire state party website was being redesigned, which would explain why we can no longer find that photo of Stepin Fetchit we were sure used to be there.

Margaret Cho, who’s no fan of Republicans, told Vice,

“I find this similar to when I was a kid someone told me that Simon Lebon’s name was “Mike Hunt” and so I went around school saying ‘I love Mike Hunt’ and even wrote it on my locker,” Cho said. “I didn’t bother to research and paid the price of a dodgeball to the face. They got some bad information and ran with it. They deserve a dodgeball to the face.”

For you olds and maybe a lot of you youngs, Simon Le Bon was the lead singer of the band Duran Duran. Despite also sounding like a character from Barbarella, “Simon Le Bon” is his real name. “Mike Hunt” is actually the name of Donald Trump’s White House Communications Director. Cho also commented on Facebook about the error:

With the removal of the “People” page, virtually all the photos on the Arizona GOP website are now of white people (and overwhelmingly men), a far more representative depiction of the state party.

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  • armed_bears

    I like Margaret Cho.

  • La forza del resistino

    How many times do I have to remind you GOP: never pick a fight with a comedian.
    It always ends up going waaaay over your head.

    • Zero chance they had a clue who that was, they just saw a bunch of non-whites and a ‘murrican flag and had a tiny jizz in their pants before hitting “upload”

  • A pic of the later era Brady Bunch (+ man perms and Cousin Oliver) for the Trumps..?

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      Assuming Lord Dampnut is Cousin Oliver, then yes.

  • TJ Barke

    Lazy fuckers.

  • Joe Beese

    Cho-mentum!

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      Joe-mentum Lieberman is another Democrat who is mistakenly identified as a Republican. WAIT! WHAT?

  • PixieThis

    Is this their version of “I have a friend”?

  • TJ Barke

    Mike Hunt would be a much better president.

  • BearGHAZI

    The 2017 Republican party?????
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh_57nQFSEg

  • mardam422

    “The Arizona Republican Party does not seek to divide its membership along racial, ethnic or gender lines.”
    All of our membership is straight white men.

    • elviouslyqueer

      All of our membership is straight white men.

      Allegedly straight.

      • Vicki Lawrence’s Covfefe

        A few are probably curved, but every one is beautiful in its own way.

        • Gayer Than Thou

          Now I have this stuck in my head:

    • altleftjohn

      “We believe Americans of all creeds can come together to stop the rapist horde from overrunning our sacred border.”

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    You think that’s silly. This was their photo for black Republicans

    https://thenewsouth.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/amosandy.jpg

  • lucidamente

    Their original choice was a still from Joanie Loves Chachi.

  • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef
    • If you can dodge a wrench…
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iXP9yoc4VY

      • AnnieGetYerFun

        Nobody makes me bleed my own blood!

    • Lance Thrustwell

      Hope that was one a them red rubber balls and not a basketball.

      • Gayer Than Thou

        Well, that depends. Who are we imagining at the other end of the gym? With votes, I mean.

  • mardam422

    In their defense, all Asian people look alike, so it’s hard to tell if you have a photo of an old sitcom or a photo of that family that runs the laundry, you know?

  • Beanz&Berryz

    I think a dodgeball to the face is a possible no-commenting rule violation… even if it’s the face of a faceless organization of morans…

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    “Mike Hunt” is actually the name of Donald Trump’s White House Communications Director.

    Oh, is that who he is? Could have sworn he was Donald’s Veep.

  • Silly Republicans… I’ve lived in Arizona before. The only people of color in the state are either tourists checking out the Grand Canyon or living on ‘valuable’ desert land the government forced them to live on by pointing guns at them.

  • Mavenmaven

    Some of my best friends are Asian, I mean, not personally but people I like to watch on TV, they are like friends.

    • Lance Thrustwell

      So you’re TV-Oriented?

      • Oblios_Cap

        Better than being occidented.

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      But there were never any Asians on “Friends”!

    • BearLeft

      Some of my best friends know Asian people …

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    With the removal of the “People” page, virtually all the photos on the Arizona GOP website are now of white people (and overwhelmingly men), a far more representative depiction of the state party.

    Is it my computer, or is the resolution on those photos terrible? You’d think Grand Canyon Republicans could afford a decent photographer FFS.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      … representative despicablization of the state party…

    • Why pay a photographer when you can steal thumbnails from Google Image Search for free?

  • Everrett Fanuelli
    • Kooolest G
      • Just as well. All the complaints about whitewashing the character distracted from the fact that the movie sucked.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      This is why I don’t share the widespread fondness for Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        More obnoxious than George Peppard is a tough room to play.

      • Alt-Hansome Dude

        Surely with today’s technology, they could digitally remove Mickey Rooney and replace him with some other less offensive character. Even Jar-Jar Binks would be an improvement.

  • elviouslyqueer

    The real shocker here is that they didn’t refer to her as “Oriental.”

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      “Many Chinamen and Japs are Republicans”

    • Oblios_Cap

      Even little Nips do it!

    • Lance Thrustwell

      I confess to using that word sometimes when referring to certain multi-national restaurants and groceries. It seems more accurate than “Asian”, when that word refers to so many places and things not represented in those establishments.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        Just say East Asian.

        • Lance Thrustwell

          Hm. Yeah, that might work.

          • Oblios_Cap

            I read that as “that might wok”. I’m a bad person…

    • Y’know, every single Asian person I’ve ever asked about that has said that they didn’t even understand why that was supposed to be offensive.

  • Kooolest G

    how come there’s a category for every minority but no category for WHITE americans? see I told that pollster that white christians were the most oppressed

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Even the Republicans are discriminating against them now! That’s how bad it is!

  • P’jama Pahnts

    Why didn’t they just use actual Arizona republican asians?

  • Oblios_Cap

    “Is Mike Hunt in here? Anybody seen Mike Hunt?”

    • proudgrampa

      “Mike Hunt. White Courtesy Telephone.”

    • elviouslyqueer

      He’s hanging out with Hugh Janus.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      “I need Amanda Huggenkiss.”

      • elviouslyqueer

        Simmer down, Dixie Normous.

        • Lance Thrustwell

          Heywood Jablome on line 2!

          • elviouslyqueer

            Anita Cocktail on Line 3, also too!

          • Gayer Than Thou

            Ben Dover, on line 4.

          • elviouslyqueer

            Imogene Azzengrabber on line 5.

          • proudgrampa

            “All these people to the White Courtesy Telephone. Now!”

          • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

            Pussy Galore feels left out.

          • theblackdog

            Phil McCracken is on line 6

      • Khavrinen

        I hear she often hangs out with Oliver Kloezhoff.

        • elviouslyqueer

          Felicia Jollygoodfellow approves!

        • Gayer Than Thou

          And their good friend Anita Mann.

          • elviouslyqueer

            She’s cousins with Anita Goodman, right?

          • Gayer Than Thou

            She changed her name when she turned 40.

      • JoeChristmas

        My troll handle at Brightfart was Mike Hawkstrong.

    • Master Contrail Program
      • NO. FUCKING. WAY. That has to be shopped.

      • Thiazin Red

        She should sue her parents, thats child abuse.

      • Bob

        Oooh Canada!

    • Msgr_MΩment

      There’s a Mike Auk looking for Mike Hunt.

    • arglebargle

      “Adolph Oliver Busch, on line one.”

      • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

        He’s calling for Dee Pilatory, yes?

    • He’s over there with Hugh Jorgan.

    • PubOption

      Alf Hartigan has been eating chili.

    • Edith Prickly

      He’s sitting on Mike Hawk.

    • Bob

      He’s out with Iva Biggun

  • Gayer Than Thou

    Oh, so now you’re going to tell me it’s a bad idea to use pictures of college wrestlers who aren’t me on my Grindr profile. But what I think you’re overlooking is that I’m getting a lot more attention when I use those pics!

    • Master Contrail Program

      “You don’t look anything like your picture.”

      “Well of course not, silly. That’s a thumbnail. I’m a good bit taller than that.”

  • TundraGrifter

    So far, Mr. Trump’s promise to bring jobs to American consists of full employment for criminal defense attorneys and suppliers of stock photos.

    • Khavrinen

      Good thing he made such a big deal about building that wall: there are so many illegal immigrants in those professions, right?

  • Oblios_Cap

    Well, what do you expect from a state who took their flag’s design from the North Vietnamese?

  • Scooby
    • Congratulations! You have won the internet today. Thank you all for playing.

    • Oblios_Cap

      It was amazing how Genghis Khan looked just like John Wayne.

      • Gayer Than Thou

        Have you seen The Conqueror? It is amazingly bad. And everyone involved got cancer. So, all in all, not really worth it.

        • Oblios_Cap

          So I’ve heard. I never was a big John Wayne fan.

          • Gayer Than Thou

            I can’t stand him.

          • Nockular cavity

            My favorite thing ever involving John Wayne:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uv_WGEHr4I

          • Gayer Than Thou

            I have heard he was a bit of a power bottom. Or maybe it was Heston. One them. At least, that’s what people are saying.

          • SadDemInTex

            It was those tiny shorts he wore.

          • Thiazin Red

            Neither can I. His voice is just too much for me to take, so I’ve never seen a full movie of his.

          • Latverian Diplomat

            The Searchers and The Shootist are good.

            True Grit has its moments, but the recent remake is much more in the spirit of the book.

          • Ω cynmac’s reclaiming her time

            I enjoyed the remake of True Grit. And the best John Wayne movie is The Quiet Man.

          • Latverian Diplomat

            Fair enough. The case can be made, I think, that the best of John Wayne’s movies are the ones that undercut the “stereotypical John Wayne role” in some way.

          • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

            The Searchers is probably his best, but I (like cynmac below) love The Quiet Man, and also The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (but that’s mostly due to Jimmy Stewart).

          • Oblios_Cap

            Liberty Valance is good because he’s a drunk and burns down his own house.

          • Latverian Diplomat

            Yes, those are both good, though the “better male bonding through fistfighting” part of The Quiet Man goes on a bit, IMHO.

          • georgiaburning

            Stagecoach and Red River were great, though in Red River he’s already becoming the cartoon character the RWNJ’s love

        • natoslug

          I hear you can get cancer just from watching it.

        • YER BEAUTIFUL IN YER WRATH

      • Latverian Diplomat

        “All right pardners, saddle up and we’ll head the Chinese off at the pass.”

      • therblig

        he could play anything, even a roman soldier – skip ahead to around 0:25

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AejZxaYkekM

    • Nockular cavity
      • Scooby

        What movie is that?

        • Nockular cavity

          Touch of Evil. It’s actually really good, and so is Charlton Heston.

          As a Mexican cop.

          • Wild Cat

            So many taboos. Mexican cop married to a hot blonde Anglo. A bisexual madame. Swarthy Reefer Madness—and possibly sullied blonde maidenhood—in a bordertown motel.
            And the biggest taboo of all—Welles actually finished the film, the fat fuck!

          • yyyaz

            Also, …. never mind, almost threw the spoiler in there.

          • J.Bo

            Great movie! The long tracking shot at the beginning was a thing of beauty. And Orson was a top-notch bad guy too.

          • Suse

            Also, Dennis Weaver as Norman Bates!

        • Master Contrail Program

          Touch of Evil. Seems apropos.

    • Master Contrail Program

      “Yer beautiful in yer wrath.”

    • I feel so bad about liking this so much when I was a kid, before I became a radicalized lefty:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92PDgLHAFCw

    • thixotropic jerk

      So that’s a Khan Has Breakfast At Tiffany’s mashup?

      • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

        Yep, it’s called “Breakfast at Genghis’s”

        • thixotropic jerk

          “Waiter! My eggs are hard! Chop chop with your heady head!”
          Actual alleged quote from fantasy film

    • CeeQ

      I watched Breakfast at Tiffanys right up to that scene with the “Asian” guy and turned it off in disgust. What dicks.

  • AnnieGetYerFun

    I love Margaret Cho. That is all.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    Fictional characters who are Republican: Voldemort, President Snow, Cersei Lannister.

    Fictional characters the membership committee had some concerns about: Darkseid, Palpatine (keeps talking about the dark side), and (((Auric Goldfinger)))

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      None of the “are Republican” trio are eligible. Two are British, one Canadian. And who the fuck pronounces “Ralph Fiennes” as “Rafe Fines” anyway? OTOH, he also played a Nazi in that feel-good “Schindler’s List” so maybe we can waive the citizenship requirement for him….

  • “With the removal of the “People” page, virtually all the photos on the Arizona GOP website are now of white people (and overwhelmingly men), a far more representative depiction of the state party.”

    Could it be that because we don’t provide the kind of support necessary, there are those out there who could vote but can’t because of disenfranchisement by the establishment – lack of child care, lack of assistance getting absentee ballots, lack of transportation, etc…

  • JoeChristmas

    We believe it is unfair to demand special rights for certain races, push policies that favor members of one group over another, or single out certain ethnic or social groups with the promise of special favors or political privileges.

    hahaha, the whole goal of the GOP is to cut taxes on the rich and corporation.

  • DerrickWildcat
    • Lance Thrustwell

      I think he may love being around beautiful young women so much partly because he doesn’t really have to do anything to conceal his boner.

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Somehow, Trump is still the biggest heel in that picture.

    • Is that from the Fox News anchor casting?

      • Ω cynmac’s reclaiming her time

        Nope. Too many brunettes, not enough blondes.

        • TakingAmes

          And that one brunette from New Hampshire wearing wedges!?!?! Doesn’t she understand? You gotta risk breaking an ankle to get the title.

          • H0mer0

            Miss New Mexico looks like that “Showgirls” actress.

  • Scooby
    • Lorirwright

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  • thixotropic jerk

    It’s so totes unfair to demand equality for your race when there’s only so much rich white privilege to go around!
    #ALLTHEBROWNSBLUVINDAGOP

  • CafeenMan

    They’re still pushing the “special rights” bullshit. They think it’s “special” when people whose rights are being trampled want the same rights as everyone else.

    • jesterpunk

      Dont you know that if you give other people the same rights as everyone else it means someone else has to lose rights?

      • Beanz&Berryz

        Zero sum. An atheist or Muslim who’s not beat up or abused is a butthurt for Christianists… Specilal rights.

        • jesterpunk

          Christians are the most oppressed group ever in the US.

          http://i.imgur.com/wr2yCy3.jpg

          • Beanz&Berryz

            They’re the only ones not allowed to impose their majority religion on everyone else… .

      • Permit-holder Ron

        There’s only 227 rights to go around. You can see why you’d have to ration them.

  • SomeBigRedDog

    <– This is an actual picture of me, in case anyone was wondering and trying to google "world's cutest dog" or something like that.

    • Oblios_Cap

      Someone needs your help cleaning up some pizza downthread.

      • SomeBigRedDog

        Done

      • Permit-holder Ron

        ‘Any food that falls on the floor legally belongs to the dog.’

    • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

      Who’s a handsome fellow?

      • SomeBigRedDog

        I’M A LADY DOG.

        • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

          Oops who’s a pretty girl? White cats named Princess just assume all dogs are male.

          • SomeBigRedDog

            You can call me a bitch and I won’t even get offended.

  • Randy Riddle

    Well, there do have that one Black guy that keeps showing up behind Trump at his rallies. Apparently, he’s part of some kind of cult. (Besides the Trump cult.)

    • Me not sure

      …and an eye stabber (allegedly).

      • george lastrapes

        And just why don’t we hear about Joe the Plumber any more? Conspiratologists demand an answer. Or better yet, several mutually contradictory answers.

    • george lastrapes

      ‘Michael the Black Man’ is his stage name, and he will one hopes be the subject of a wonkumentary which will bring wonkclarity and wonkhilarity to a puzzling phenomenon.

      • tomamitai

        Is Mikail Chernyevich, inventor of Black Russian, a favorite drink among peoples everywhere!

  • The Wanderer

    There are very few pictures of me. Not many photographers use the reinforced concrete lens, and it’s needed because I’m so catastrophically ugly.

    • Me not sure

      We need to start a New Years Eve tradition of posting a real picture of ourselves so that we can see first hand the toll that this presidency is taking on our mortal forms.

  • chascates

    Margaret Cho is my kind of Republican!

    • Jeffery Campbell

      Margaret Cho is my kind of everything.

  • Raan

    I’m actually kind of curious about the show now.

    • Ω cynmac’s reclaiming her time

      It wasn’t horrible. I remember watching it. It was he first time I had seen the excellent B.D. Wong.

      • thixotropic jerk

        Not to mention the occasional appearances by _______ Insert Made Up Asianish Name Funny Joke From Jesse Waters Here

  • Eileen Besse

    Being able to release our inner rotten child here is exuberating!

    • Beanz&Berryz

      With adult language, also too.

      • And not getting “knocked into the middle of next week.”

        • Beanz&Berryz

          Or your mouth washed out with soap…

          • tomamitai

            Or being told you’ll go blind and grow hair on your palms…wait, what were we talking about?

          • Yellerduck

            I don’t know. I don’t see so good anymore.

    • Ω cynmac’s reclaiming her time

      Especially when that rotten child can feel righteous!

    • MynameisBlarney

      Not exuberating! Not exuberating! You’re the exuberating!

  • MynameisBlarney
  • Royal Ugly Alt-Leftist

    What, no “corporations” tag on the “people” page?

  • Bitter Scribe

    OK, how fucking hard could it be to find a stock photo of Asian people and just Photoshop it over a big American flag? I don’t know who does the AZGOP’s graphics, but if he’s a volunteer, he’s worth every penny they pay him.

  • Rick Hill

    So..how many instances of using an image that doesn’t’ belong to them to push their message of inclusivity? I remember at least four in the last year

  • gedjcj
    • elviouslyqueer

      Because nothing says “we got y’all” to African-Americans like a bunch of old-ass white folks.

    • mackafritz

      That’s Joe, Millie, Joan, Jean, and Dick Black.

      • jesterpunk

        Is that like the only guy in ZZ Top without a beard being named Frank Beard?

        • Beanz&Berryz

          Just like that…

    • grindstone

      DURHAM???? Durham, NC, and they couldn’t find any actual conservative black people?? Talk about not even fucking trying.

  • jesterpunk

    Aww Bob Murray has the sads.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/22/trump-rejects-wealthy-friends-241919

    Coal magnate Robert Murray has just joined Wall Street billionaire Carl Icahn in an exclusive club — wealthy backers of President Donald Trump who tried and failed to get lucrative concessions from his administration.

    Murray, CEO of Murray Energy, one of the nation’s biggest and most politically active coal miners, complained in an Aug. 4 letter made public Tuesday that the Energy Department had dragged its feet on his request that it use its emergency powers to force some Rust Belt coal-fired power plants to stay open. Trump was so taken by the idea that he immediately turned to Energy Secretary Rick Perry and ordered him to do it, wrote Murray, who said he had witnessed the conversation.

    But DOE said no.

    http://i.imgur.com/5dXdPYl.gif

    • bupkus231

      Gee – Rump failed to do something he promised … Why is Bob Murray the only person surprised?

    • tomamitai

      The party of limited government wants to force businesses to use a fuel against their will, you can’t make this shit up!

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        Good thing they oppose having the government pick winners and losers, amirite?

  • CeeQ

    I’m Asian and I most certainly do not support the Republicans. But sure. Ask me if I like orange chicken. Because that seems to be a prevailing thing. Eye roll.

    • Yellerduck

      Yum! An Eye roll sounds good! What kind of fish is on it?

    • Ω cynmac’s reclaiming her time

      When I was kid, people thought chop suey was authentic Chinese food.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSvFpBOe8eY

  • ziggywiggy
    • ziggywiggy

      Probably not they don’t look gay enough.

    • Jeffery Campbell

      OT: I’m just gonna yell this it and get it out of my system. I CANNOT WAIT FOR W&G TO START AGAIN. Maybe that makes me a bad, shallow, gay, but I don’t care.

      • ziggywiggy

        Me too.

      • goingohm

        If anybody can slice Donald Trump’s baloney, it’s Karen Walker.

        • Jeffery Campbell

          Honey, what’s this, what’s happening?

  • spangled

    even aside from using an obvious publicity shot, it’s so weird that the arizona gop felt the need to list the varieties of humans there are.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b010d6be66e5c9b80fd1635c6adcc850bd631f953bfebddc3d25b3b9efc645a7.gif

    and it’s telling that “rural arizona” is a flavor of human, but “gay” and “trans” is not.

  • jesterpunk

    Oh look the White House doesnt understand the first amendment or what words mean.Is anyone shocked by this? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/08/heres-a-way-to-silence-trump-on-twitter-buy-the-microblogging-service/?comments=1

    Anybody who knows that Donald Trump is president of the United States probably knows that his Twitter feed is his mouthpiece to the world. He criticizes global leaders, threatens war, berates the media, and, well, you name it. It’s no understatement to suggest that the nation’s 45th chief executive has assumed the Twitter Presidency.

    Now there is a movement afoot to silence the @realdDonaldTrump handle, which has 36.6 million followers and has tweeted more than 35,000 times. Despite allegations that Trump is breaching Twitter’s terms of service for using the service to threaten violence, Twitter isn’t about to kick off its most high-profile tweeter.

    So a former CIA undercover operative is trying to do what Twitter won’t: end the Twitter Presidency. Although her plan most likely will never come to fruition, Valerie Plame Wilson has started a GoFundMe page to raise $1 billion, which would make her Twitter’s largest shareholder and give her great monetary influence over Twitter’s policies.

    “Donald Trump has done a lot of horrible things on Twitter. From emboldening white supremacists to promoting violence against journalists, his tweets damage the country and put people in harm’s way,” Wilson wrote on her GoFundMe page. “But threatening actual nuclear war with North Korea takes it to a dangerous new level.”

    The White House countered, saying Trump has a constitutional right to use Twitter.

    “Her ridiculous attempt to shut down his First Amendment is the only clear violation and expression of hate and intolerance in this equation,” Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

    Plame Wilson’s undercover status was leaked during the President George W. Bush administration to discredit her husband, Joe Wilson, and she eventually resigned. Her husband had published an op-ed in The New York Times discrediting Bush’s public statements that Iraq’s leader, Saddam Hussein, sought significant quantities of uranium yellowcake from Africa. Joe Wilson was the former chief of mission at the US Embassy in Iraq and had previously investigated the uranium allegations at the behest of the CIA.

    Plame Wilson says on the GoFundMe page that “It’s time to shut him down. The bad news is Twitter has ignored growing calls to enforce their own community standards and delete Trump’s account. The good news is we can make that decision for them.”

    The former operative has a long way to go to reach her $1 billion goal for a stake in the company worth about $12 billion. As of this writing, Plame Wilson has raised about $10,000.

    • Manders

      I’m sorry, “a constitutional right” to use Twitter? I don’t think so, guys. Unless Twitter is government-owned, you are full of it. As usual.

      • jesterpunk

        Its funny because Trump is being sued for blocking people on twitter including veterans groups.

        https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/11/us/politics/trump-twitter-users-lawsuit.html

        But the right not understanding anything except their own personal version of the second amendment isnt surprising.

        • tomamitai

          They don’t even understand that, they’ve just learned to parrot the rationalizations of the sociopaths who lead them.

      • kareemachan

        Just what I was going to say. Fuckabee has it ass-backwards. The First if for people not being silenced by the government. Not for not being allowed to tweet by a business.

    • Walter Wellstone

      Poor Sarah. She’s clueless about the scope of the First Amendment.

      Speaking of Sarahs, whatever happened to Sister $arah, the one from Wasilla? Is Barstool knocked up again?

      • theCryptofishist

        She’s married, so no.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Too bad she’s only raising the money to become a shareholder and not to just buy out Twitter and shut it down altogether. I wish someone would do that for all of what I call the GRIFT companies (Google, Reddit, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) that have unleashed this Pandora’s box of hate and data mining and ruined the world.

      And to think, it all started because Steve Jobs didn’t overdose when he went to “find himself” in the ’70s, and Bill Gates was a rich white Harvard brat who didn’t get his life ruined for possession of pot. It’s time to shut the tech industry down but nobody has the guts to do it.

      • Regret

        Cut off the heads, sure. But shutting the industry down is going overboard.
        Technological progress does not run in reverse in free countries, that only happens in police states.

    • harryr

      Right wing First Amendment – “You have to agree with everything I say”

  • tomamitai

    If the republican party is against “special rights” for “certain races”, then why are Black and Hispanic drug users jailed in significantly higher numbers than Whites, despite comparable rates of drug use among all ethnicities?

  • Michael Smith

    Apparently, they used TV promo pictures for each race. The one they used for white folks was, I thought, actually pretty spot on:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f5c4529a6ba6c3f613187c75d5bea12aabf64879d0fcb9b5fadd6638e52cea7e.jpg

    • Ω cynmac’s reclaiming her time

      Good one.

    • Old Man Yells at Cloud

      Fake Clampetts. I see what you did there.

  • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

    They’re scammers from top to bottom. Just like all their repurposed (read: fake) imagery showing “antifa attacking police” to sports team “Trump Rallies” to “profile pictures” from stock photos that are easily checked with a Google Image Search.

    It’s a pretty safe bet to assume nothing a Republican posts, even photographs, are remotely accurate or true.

    What is ridiculous is that they collectively haven’t been run out of town on a rail for all of these transgressions against truth. That we still allow people to claim “both sides do it!” without punching their dicks right off. THAT is ridiculous.

    • kareemachan

      Being a glass-half-full kind of person, when they keep trying to pull the same shit and get found out, it’s another chance for the internet to mock them.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      Where would the right wing be, if it weren’t for rampant lying, cheating and stealing?

    • goingohm

      “It’s a pretty safe bet to assume nothing a Republican posts, even photographs, are remotely accurate or true.”

      If a Republican posts cash bail, inspect every bill.

    • theCryptofishist

      You can punch dicks off? I always thought you had to use liquid nitrogen.

      • theCryptofishist

        Or votes, maybe.

      • Regret

        The fun is in the trying.

        • theCryptofishist

          (with votes)

        • phoenix00

          As a cis male, please don’t……..

  • george lastrapes

    One undeniable fact: Trump got 100% of the bot vote, millions of bot votes.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Not just any bots. Bots retweeting him in Cyrillic.

    • phoenix00

      The best bot votes. Believe me.

  • The Librarian

    AZ GOP
    1. You’re mostly oldz, so failing memories?
    2. Each ethnicity looks alike?
    3. Dumb?

    AOT, K

  • SadDemInTex

    I read some time ago that some scientists got together and analyzed the voter data from Arizona in the last decade. Based on their number crunching and a lot of polling they determined that the voting machines in Arizona have been hacked for years. YEARS (nothing to do with the 2016 election). And it is very much in favor of the Rethugs. Calling Mayor Daley…Calling Mayor Daley

    • Moar Wordz

      Where are the IT professionals who can test the machines and their software for accuracy ?
      What’s the plan from both parties to prevent in next election ?! Bcse, the hacking could come from either side ? Where are the fucking checks and balances ?
      How DA FUQ did we let them get away with it ?!?!
      Christ.

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    Also too Dok, Ally Miller continues to be AWOL after her white pride post then other day

  • Lyly Sirivong

    Semi OT : I used to be a huge fan of Duran Duran. I saw them three times in 2005, the year the original line up reunited. I’ve always thought Mike H… Simon LeBon was a huge dork though. During that tour, he used to surf the crowd. When he tried to do that in Paris, the audience dropped him.

    • mancityRed6

      twice in ’04. Manchester and KC. the local fan club had a petition or something since we would have had to drive to Iowa.

    • harryr

      Saw them in 1981 when they were plugging Girls on Film. Only went to see them because my mate’s band was first on the bill. We had to sit through Blue Rondo a la Turk who are the worst band I have ever seen. We weren’t fans, but DD were actually bloody good.

      • ahughes798

        They had a killer bass player.

        • Lyly Sirivong

          I guess they did.
          https://youtu.be/TcoEB5UkUsI

          • theCryptofishist

            I don’t understand that song, plus I find it kinda inane. Maybe I do pop culture sideways, I don’t know.

          • Lyly Sirivong

            Don’t ever try to understand Duran Duran’s lyrics, it will melt your brain. Simon LeBon is the man who penned lines like “The reflex is a lonely child who’s waiting by the park” or “And diamond stars shine glitter bright / Gorging your sanhedralite”.

          • theCryptofishist

            O… kay… I guess you’re right. I feel better now.

  • TEX Dept. of Space Tacos

    We believe it is unfair to demand special rights for certain races, push policies that favor members of one group over another, or single out certain ethnic or social groups with the promise of special favors or political privileges.”

    For the millionth goddamn time, that is NOT what equality movements want.
    (Also, what they’re describing is how the CURRENT legal/government system in this country works.)

    Rat bastard, mendacious, muthafucking, sons of (wanders off into the desert, cursing).

  • Marr

    For the record Simon LeBon is still the lead singer of Duran Duran they are currently touring and put out a record recently. I wouldn’t want you dodgeballed by a rabid fan for spreading rumors of their demise.

    • Marsupial99

      I had my dodgeball arm warmed up!

      • ahughes798

        Yes. They’re playing at Skokie Fest or something like that this weekend. I wonder if they still have those weird-ass hairdos?

        • Ms.Moon

          I will have you know that was the height of 80’s fashion. I had such a crush on the entire band they were so 80’s cute.

          • H0mer0

            I still like that “Come Undone” song even though the video still confuses me.

          • Ms.Moon

            I think I remember pirate shirts and underwater women in chains for that video so I’m guessing the theme was pirates. I don’t know who that actually relates to anything the song was about but what do I know.

          • H0mer0

            there was also an attractive man in a business suit who came home and put on sexy lingerie and was applying a bright red lipstick as the camera faded and he was making a zigzag with the lipstick on his jaw as if his hand slipped…

        • theCryptofishist

          Receding hairlines say “no.”

  • JParkerSD46

    Too lazy or just couldn’t find six Asians who are willing to be identified as Trump Repugnicans?

  • The Militant Homosexual Agenda

    “As soon as this was brought to our attention…”????? It’s YOUR fucking website!

    • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

      They put a lot of effort into getting their message out.

      And no effort at all into making sure they are accurate.

      This is not hard to understand, unfortunately.

      • theCryptofishist

        Too fucking cheap to take their own photos. I’d say that all good photographers aren’t fascist so they had to steal, but even I know to wave Riefenstahl in the face of that.
        Thinking about it, they may also be too lazy to take their own photos. Maybe that woman in Nevada should be put in charge of diversity photos. They could tell her that for every new kind of gun there should be a new, diversified Arizonan.

  • mailman27

    “This was obviously a mistake, and we are very sorry.”

    — I.P Daley

  • Celtic_Gnome

    I assume some intern has lost his/her job?

  • NO PRIVILEGES FOR YOU! Unless maybe you’re a veteran. Then we’ll praise you as much as possible while privatizing the V.A.

    Offer does not apply to Tammy Duckworth or John Kerry. Hell, even John McCain is suspect.

  • Vincent Ricola

    This is what happens when you only hire your idiot relatives, the ones with the “made my own Christmas cards last year” qualifications, to do the website work in your GOP office.

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