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Milo Yiannopoulis had a dream. It was a stupid dream, but a dream nonetheless. He was going to host a big, fabulous “Free Speech” week at UC Berkeley, filled with some of the most prominent voices in Right Wing Nut Jobbery in the nation. Holding the event at UC Berkeley, a school well known for its liberal student body, was purposeful. Not only because of recent controversies involving right-wing speakers at the school, but also, Milo claimed, because Berkeley was the center of the “free speech movement” of the ’60s, and thus “the free speech movement is being reborn at Berkeley, next month, by us.”

Their thirst to be considered “countercultural” knows no bounds.

Ann Coulter was gonna be there, Steve “Two Shirts” Bannon, Charles “Scientific Racism” Murray, Heather “Random Racist Lady Who Looks Like The Mom From ‘That ’70s Show” MacDonald, Sexist Google Memo Guy and so many others were supposed to join him! At least according to the speaking schedules put out by Milo and the right-wing campus website/club, the “Berkeley Patriot.” Which, by the way, only came into existence in July and has a total of five blog posts. It looks as though it was created specifically for the purpose of putting this event on with Milo.

UC Berkeley, for its part, was prepared to spend over one million dollars on security for the event.

The first day was supposed to be all about how feminism is bad (especially for women!) and the next day about how Islam is bad, and so on and so on. Because, as we all know, no one has ever really been exposed to such viewpoints. Least of all me, a woman who feminists on the internet professionally!

But there was a problem. Namely that most of the speakers scheduled to speak had no idea they were supposed to be speaking at this event, and the “Berkeley Patriot” never got around to filing all the paperwork they were supposed to do in order to have a week-long festival on campus. WHOOPS!

Of course, Milo has spent the better part of this week trying to make it look like the FREEZE PEACH POLICE at UC Berkeley were purposely trying to censor his event by making the Berkeley Patriot people fill out paperwork and adhere to deadlines to begin with! Unfair! Why can’t they just, like, let them have the stuff they want, without them having to tell them what stuff it is that they want? Filing forms is TYRANNY!

Via Mediaite:

Yiannopoulos also released a statement on Monday — which many took as laying the groundwork for the event’s cancellation — in which he accused UC-Berkeley of attempting to shut down the week and slammed attempts “to use bureaucratic maneuvers and strategic media leaks to disrupt the event and dissuade headline speakers from attending.”

“That’s absolutely absurd,” Mogulof told Mediaite of accusations they are attempting to shut down the event. “We’re in the process of taking steps that will cost the University hundreds of thousands of dollars in security, and will likely end up being far in excess of a million dollars.”

“So to any suggestion that we are trying to stop the event from happening I would say: actions speak louder than words.”

Clearly, Milo was hoping for a narrative he didn’t get. It’s looking more and more as if he, and the Berkeley Patriot people, purposely didn’t file their paperwork on time and didn’t bother even contacting the speakers, in hopes of being able to do a whole “Look at how much Berkeley hates us and our free speech!” schtick. It was, as Amanda Marcotte wrote in Salon earlier this week, a massive troll.

Now, word on the street is that Milo is going to officially cancel the event during a press conference on Saturday. That made a lot of the people who had been planning on attending the festival very upset. Lucien Wintrich, who works for Stupidest Man On The Internet Jim Hoft over at Gateway Pundit is, in particular, very upset about people having spent money for plane tickets and hotels for an event that was probably never going to happen in the first place. Not that we blame him!

Wintrich is also very (rightfully) worried that if the school spends a ton of money on a conservative event that does not actually happen, Berkeley will be less inclined to host future events. Which would just be adorable.

It’s kind of amazing, frankly, that things turned out this way. That even those closest to Milo are realizing that he’s not so much being “censored,” as he is very, very bad at organizing shit.

But Milo should look on the bright side — because at least one person still wants to be his friend. Noted anti-Semite Baked Alaska recently recorded a video earlier this week begging Milo to be his friend again.

Maybe they can get together and have their free speech festival at a Denny’s or something!

[Mediaite | Salon]

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  • msanthropesmr

    OT – but it looks like Maverick Walnut got all mavericky again. We will have to wait for the next installment of Friday the thirteenth.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Ya beat me to the “First”.

      But, seconded :)

    • violet moon

      Go Walnuts

    • Anna Rompage

      Meh, my guess is that he’ll be swayed yet again by the false promises of free green jello in the senate cafeteria…

      • Gayer Than Thou

        Free green jello? It would persuade me!

        • msanthropesmr

          That shit tastes like Lime shaving cream.

          • violet moon

            I like it!

          • msanthropesmr

            If you gotta eat shaving cream, I guess Lime is probably the best choice.

        • Oblios_Cap

          Only if it had some fruit salad in it.

        • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

          I somehow misread this as “FRIED green jello” and was wondering if there was a new item at the state fair I had to try…

          • Skeptical_thinker

            I, myself, have eaten fried butter.

  • Three Finger Salute

    First! Second?

    Add Breitbart to the list of websites — along with Facebook — that need to have the domain seized and everyone go to jail and not collect two hundred Rubles.

    • msanthropesmr

      Did Wonkette take Russian Money or just Soros bucks (Redeemable at Canadian Tire)

      • Three Finger Salute

        Nah, Wonkette has to beg for Ameros. We’re abundant in loonies already, but the good kind :)

  • Oblios_Cap

    He’s a master of the grift. He’s getting free press and will use it to get his “followers” to part with some of their sweet, sweet walking around monies.

    And he won’t actually have to do jack shit.

    • jesterpunk

      He managed to piss off the deplorables on reddit by doing that 5 times and scamming them out of money. You would think they would learn by now but they don’t.

    • Daniel

      182 copies of his book sold in his native country. Sometimes I’m proud of my fellow Brits.

  • SigDeFlyinMonky

    You expect any competency or personal responsibility from these types and you will be waiting for a very, very long time.

  • memzilla Ω

    Milo? Whataflopheis.

  • theblackdog

    I remember several people on Twitter saying that he was basically going to do this. Ann Coulter did a similar thing to Berkeley in that the College Republicans never talked to them to reserve space or get the paperwork done so she got to claim they cancelled her because they hate speech or some other bullshit.

    • Three Finger Salute

      We don’t hate “speech” anyway. We hate incendiary provocations by fascists like She-Wolf of the Beer Hall Putsch, targeting entire groups of people as “enemies” worthy of being harassed or even killed. If they like their fascism, they can keep their fascism. Go be pundits on “Russia Today”.

      • theblackdog

        Yup. Those are the dogwhistles they love to use to get the RWNJs all stirred up.

  • Oblios_Cap

    I’ll imagine the #PaytheFuckUp Hoft is truly disappointed by this development.

  • Robbertjan Brandenburg

    What is it with all these grifters (Trump, Wilders Johnson Milo papaletmypeepeelose) that all of them start having Lucius Malfoy’s hairdo or at least the color?

  • armed_bears

    Ick. I want that purple suit, however.

    • Skeptical_thinker

      Many years ago, when I first started consulting, I needed a good business suit. I found a linen, three piece, pinstripe number. Lilac.

      The best part was wearing it in my clients office where all of the MBAs (Harvard, Wharton, CSB etc) drones were wearing grey suits with blue shirts and red ties.

      Oh, and hair half way down my back to go with my full beard.

      I loved it.

  • Cornelius Fussbudget

    Those Berkeley bastards. I had the same thing happen to me with my week-long festival celebrating the lint between my toes. I had it all planned out perfectly in my head, but when I got there, no one had set up the requisite pickled rutabaga food trucks or petting zoo, let alone security. Ima call my lawyer.

  • Gayer Than Thou

    I take it that the game to find out your online racist name is to pick a famous dessert that you’ve never eaten? Because if so, my online racist name would in fact be “Baked Alaska.”

    • msanthropesmr

      I’m Waldorf Salad. Pleased to meet you.

      ETA or maybe I’m ambrosia.

      • Oblios_Cap

        Rhubarb Pie

    • Daniel

      Croquembouche would be mine.

      I’d style myself like the Scarlet Pimpernel.

    • Three Finger Salute

      I’m Tira Misu.

    • msanthropesmr

      Mr. Blancmange at your service.

      • Gayer Than Thou

        Now that’s a good online racist name.

      • FlownΩver

        How did Wimbledon go?

        • msanthropesmr

          Some Scotsman won.

    • Bill D. Burger

      Moe B. Dick

      • msanthropesmr

        That’s not dessert! PLAY BY THE RULES.

    • mancityRed6

      pumpkin pie? I suck at this game

      • Gayer Than Thou

        TBH, it’s probably easier to play if you actually are an online racist.

        • mancityRed6

          *smacks head*
          that’s where I went wrong, er, right, er correctly.

      • msanthropesmr

        You’ve never eaten punkin pie?

        • mancityRed6

          no. and it’s a staple around November here.

          • Alan

            Don’t bother. I ate it once. Some things are not dessert.

        • Gayer Than Thou

          Communist!

        • mancityRed6

          I don’t eat any pie if I can’t eat the filling raw.

      • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

        That’s my favoritest kind of pie! But only if served with freshly whipped cream.

        • Gayer Than Thou

          Amen!

        • cmd resistor

          My aunt used to make it for family Thanksgivings. She whipped fresh cream AND she added this thin layer of chopped pecans/butter/sugar/cinnamon stuff on top of the bottom crust before adding the pumpkin stuff. It was most excellent.

        • mancityRed6

          that and pecan. apple, cherry, and that’s about it. maybe rhubarb if there’s custard

        • Arolpin

          And you should probably use butternut squash if you’re not using canned pumpkin (PUMPKIN! I’m not a monster!).
          The worst pumpkin pie I ever had was at a Thanksgiving dinner in England. A friend was getting married, his fiancee was from somewhere near Leeds, the 40-strong American contingent was coming for a week, that would include Thanksgiving, so they rented out something like Medieval Times, but in an actual castle, in actual England, and gave them a traditional American Thanksgiving menu. They got most of the dishes pretty close, though I suspect that none of them had ever seen a sweet potato before. They did NOT get the pumpkin pie right. It was basically 2cm x 2cm x 2cm chunks of squash in a savory pie crust, they didn’t understand why anyone would eat a squash pie. After 1 bite I concluded that nobody would ever want to eat a squash pie.

    • Cornelius Fussbudget

      Dibs on spotted dick.

    • Raan

      Just call my shitty racist doppelganger Creme Brulee.

    • Alan

      Buttermilk Pie.

    • MynameisBlarney

      Chocolate Mousse.

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      Butterscotch Pudding. Similar to my pr0n name.

      • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

        FTR, Peach Melba would also be acceptable for me….which is I suppose similar to my drag name.

        • Gayer Than Thou

          I tried to make Peach Melba once. It wasn’t fabulous. But I blame my poor cooking skills.

    • therblig

      Rice Pudding, “white on!”

      • Ill-Advised

        Bananas Foster.

    • YouInDangerGirl!

      Mine would be Sacher Torte, please and thank you.

    • Robbertjan Brandenburg

      Beautiful piece of chocolate cock.

    • SweetDeeKat

      Banana Moon Pie. Also excellent porn name.

    • Arolpin

      It’s hard to pick something I’ve never eaten, because how do you know if you like it if you don’t try it. Ohhh, I know, I’m Bread Pudding. (That’s supposed to be a dessert, right?)

  • Bill D. Burger

    Milo and Tim sittin’ in a tree…

    (っ^▿^)۶♥٩(˘◡˘ )

  • msanthropesmr

    I don’t know why, but that picture of Milo makes me want to stick something unpleasant, like a banana slug, up his nose.

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      Is it just me, or does he look stoned out of his fucking mind in that pic?

      • Lance Thrustwell

        He’s high on hostility and outrage (other people’s).

    • AJ Milne

      He doth, indeed, seem to have a strange, transcendant repugnance about him…

      Interesting, because, I figure, by standard metrics, he’d get pretty boy, sure. I mean, okay, maybe I’m not the _best_ judge, but I’d like to claim _some_ expertise, if only on the basis that the slim blond and not especially butch guy look was pretty much _my_ most promising notch for most of my life…

      … but somehow, he overcomes that, just by being _Milo_. Like you can smell the shitty even through the gloss that is vaguely symmetric/bland complexion/blond. And you don’t think ‘pretty’…

      You just think ‘now where can I find me some banana slugs’.

    • armed_bears

      Gastropod cruelty.

      • Raan

        How about minnows that died of natural causes?

        • armed_bears

          Ummm… OK. Or weevils, regardless of health.

    • Alan

      UCSC libel.

  • Michael Smith

    Well, if too many Miloites seem to be understanding that the cancellation is due to his own incompetence and not to the tyranny of liberal fascists, he can always hire some goons to write articles about how even the conservative media is turning on him and lying about Berkeley, and he can get a bunch of troll accounts to respond to his articles with furious perorations about Milo’s dedication to free speech.

    • jesterpunk

      He can tweet about it too. Wait no he can’t because they banned him.

  • Can the school sue for costs invested for the cancellation?

  • Angie Reynolds

    Just another scam like Coulter pulled when she kept finding ways to back out of her speech at Berkeley and she only did it to promote her book.

    I think they should require all speakers that have a history of violence at their events to post a $10 million cash bond to cover damages and law suits and that would stop the RW extremists from scheduling scam events.

  • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

    Heather “Random Racist Lady Who Looks Like The Mom From ‘That ’70s Show” MacDonald

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d48ab40c225283a2b15baecb350d50ff36005a5dab8c4419bfaa616cd41a149b.gif

  • Daniel

    “Jim Davidson by Top Man” Milo Yiannopalous has done wonders for all the causes he’s pinned his colours to.

  • mancityRed6

    there was a journalist from one of the DC right wing rags on NPR last week. she tried to play it that having Chuck Murray there was giving it an air of respectability that Coulter could not.
    I could not refrain from shouting obscenities at my radio.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      Isn’t it bad enough that your poor radio had to broadcast that stuff in the first place? Did you also have shout obscenities at it?

      • mancityRed6

        I played some firehose on it to make my amends.

    • JMP

      How the fuck is having that white supremacist shitbird supposed to give anything respectability?!? What, are we really supposed to pretend that because he uses big words and pretends to be an intellectual his writing don’t just boil down to, “me think black people is stupid”?

      • mancityRed6

        see, that’s why I started shouting.

  • Viktor

    Poor Milo, trying to regain his relevance, after his own words about sex with boys and such sank him. Hopefully the Mercers will continue pumping money into his cause and bring the pearl wearing hate monger back into the limelight.

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      Is it a pearl necklace? Asking for a friend.

  • OT…Breaking: It takes fucking brain cancer to get a Republican to have some humanity https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c19bd01599d67454e8dc6d9d71fe4bcb8b0875f02d169caf169592810bb7fdf4.png

    • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

      My only worry is that he’s coming out against this nightmare of a bill way too early. They still have several days to prettify the bill just for Walnuts, who then looks like the “hero” again.

      Call me a pessimist, but shit like this scares the bejeezus out of me.

      • Lance Thrustwell

        It is way too close.

      • Angie Reynolds

        If it did pass what would your state do to create a health care system for their voters?

        Blue states could go to single payer or Medicare like system.

        • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

          I live in Texas, so we’d get a windfall of that beautiful Blue State Moneez!

          Doesn’t make me like the idea of 35 million losing their healthcare, and millions more dying.

          • Angie Reynolds

            OK but state governments would all have the choice of what programs they implement and I don;t think any of them are just going to let their people go without insurance if they expect to stay in office so they would all design some system and blue states are likely to go with a single payer system which is what we have been wanting and maybe even some red states like Texas that has a huge number of low income and Democrats living there would also choose that system.

          • Suttree

            Do you really believe that?

          • Angie Reynolds

            Yes and democracy works . If red states deny their own people health care insurance they won’t stay in power long or people will move to a state that does respect it’s citizens.

          • Snark Tank Full of Resistance

            I don;t think any of them are just going to let their people go without insurance if they expect to stay in office

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You’re not from Texas, are you? They’ll have no qualms whatsoever about leaving hundreds of thousands without insurance. None.

          • Angie Reynolds

            Then that is why we have votes and you can do more at the stte level to make your government listen than you can at the Fed level or you have the choice to move to a blue state.

        • SayItWithWookies

          I would personally secede. I might be able to get some of my neighbors to join me, but I’d go it alone if I had to. I already have the Republic of Wookies flag worked out — a block of tofu, sporting dragonfly wings and holding in each of its talons a balance, a a stethoscope, an olive branch and one large, bleeding eyeball. And shut up it can have four talons it’s a block of tofu with dragonfly wings for Christ’s sake. One a field of blue.

          • Suttree

            Makes more sense than Angie darling here.

      • Bill D. Burger

        Murkowski and Snow could end up owning Alaska and Maine, respectively, if they play their cards right.
        The press will be on, the pork will be promised by the snake oil selling Repukes!

      • Suttree

        Walnuts has no fucking morals. We should all be scared.

      • pstokk

        Don’t trust that fucker for a second.

    • TheGrandWazoo2
    • Angie Reynolds

      Actually he said he supports the bill but thinks it should go through regular order with open debates and for a full vote not the 51 vote and include Democrat negotiations which I agree with.

    • JMP

      Probably more that spite at “I prefer soldiers who don’t get captured” caused him to inadvertently do the right thing, but I’ll take it.

  • Raan

    To quote from a Key and Peele sketch, “Oh, I’m not oppressed, I’m just a asshole.”

  • kareemachan

    Well, these people should have a class action lawsuit against Milo & Co.

  • gallbladder

    From “free speech” to “free fall.” Eat it, Milo.

    • Suttree

      Something something Tom Petty’s guitar.

  • Alan

    And the stupid rubes haven’t figured out that these people are just a bunch of grifters who make a living off of the stupidity and gullibility?

    • Suttree

      Nope.

      • Alan

        That was easy.

  • Lance Thrustwell

    My first guess about someone named “baked Alaska” would be that it’s some mellow stoner without any bones to pick about anything. Never assume anything!

    • Gayer Than Thou

      Or a drag queen. Every time I read it, I think “that is a total drag name.”

      • Suttree

        Do you get to eat ice cream off of the stripper at the end?

    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      I always think fish. “Baked Alaska… Cod? Salmon? What is it, I’m starving!!”

  • x111e7thst

    I won’t know what to think until the proud bois weigh in..

    • SayItWithWookies

      They must be especially proud of that name that makes them sound like a group of twelve-year-old British schoolkids. I imagine a mob of slow white kids in shorts and neckties.

  • Oneofthebobs

    Free speech? Seems like these assholes want to get paid every time they open their repulsive yaps.

  • MasRioBravoHombre

    Twatwaffles. Douchenozzles. Dicks.

    • therblig

      it’s no “gypsies, tramps, and thieves”, but with a catchy enough tune, it could catch on.

      • MasRioBravoHombre

        Clear bags of smashed assholes in fermented garlic and dick sauce. Try to song-ify THAT.

      • Suttree

        Lee Greenwood has a song for you.

        • therblig

          on my list of things that i hate, that song is currently tied with the two guys who do the sonic commercials. so, very high on the list.

          • Suttree

            I hate those commercials!

  • Suttree

    Wait, what? This is Milo again at Berkley? /ffs Milo you are a has been. Please fuck off forever.

    • Cornelius Fussbudget

      I had the same reaction…thought I had clicked on a link from January by accident for a few seconds.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Those little floaty hearts in the Baked Alaska video make it extra precious.

    • Oblios_Cap

      I forced myself to look at that long enough to see what you’re talking about. Strange.

  • JMP

    I love the irony of a dick who constantly accuses those who have in fact been horribly victimized – often by his fans because he told them to – of “playing the victim” actually scrambling to create a narrative in which he can falsely claim to be victimized and act as if his free speech was being oppressed when he wasn’t able to hold his anti-First Amendment festival that he never intended to hold in the first place.

    • Suttree

      I believe this may qualify for sociopathy, but I’m not up on the new DSM.

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      Projection with this assholes, always.

  • Daniel

    Shorter Milo:

    Look at meeeee!

  • MasRioBravoHombre

    Maybe they should have a day dedicated to rapists and pedophiles. Milo is an expert.

    • therblig

      will there be pizza?

      • MasRioBravoHombre

        Tacos…served by prepubescent Mexican children. Milo picked each one out personally.

  • Michael R
  • MasRioBravoHombre

    If cons stopped claiming to be victims, they would be silent.

    • gallbladder

      They’d also cease to exist.

    • Bub, the cynical zombie

      What a blessed relief that would be.

  • Gayer Than Thou

    Didn’t listen with the sound on, but a) Baked Alaska would be a hot gay bear but for his politics and b) (possibly related) why is there a black guy sitting on his couch?

    • Bill D. Burger

      It’s so cornfusin’! Hell, halfway through that I expected him to start singing “Wind Beneath My Wings” to Milo.

    • Oblios_Cap

      I think the black fellow is snorting up all of BA’s meth.

    • TimResistit

      I used to think I could rage fuck milo. I’m now sickened by the thought.

    • wide_stance_hubby

      I now need to put him on the List of People I Would Do If They Were Not Assholes*. Oh and I turned the sound on for a couple seconds–he does not sound gay at all. Not one bit. Nope. Sounds so straight. The straightest ever.

      *sorry, Milo. You’ll never make the list.

  • memzilla Ω

    I know the running joke is that we Wonketeers never click on the videos, but I would literally rather take a rusty serrated melonballer and scoop out my eyes rather than watch ANYTHING by Son of Stupidest Man on the Internet. #paythefuckup

    • Alan

      Oh. Is that a joke?

  • WotsAllThisThen

    Denny’s reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.

    • Skeptical_thinker

      But it is usually blahs.

  • Moebym of the Returners

    I just got done reading about Luka Magnotta, that former wannabe celebrity who continuously escalated his attention-seeking activities until he actually murdered a man.

    Milo reminds me of him, in looks as well as in behavior.

    • (((Aron)))

      I very much regret having just looked him up.

      Gwoss.

    • Three Finger Salute

      Canada has their maniacs too. Sicko SOB that guy is.

  • rosenbomb

    Berkeley Patriot may be new, but the Berkeley Republicans Club or whatever they were called was pretty big when I was there a few years ago. I’ll never forget talking to a friend’s roommate who had just returned from one of their parties. He was shitfaced, and when I asked him what the party was about, he just said, “We all got really drunk. There was a picture of Ronald Reagan on the wall.”

    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      Why would a Republican even want to go to Berkeley? Off the Liberty University with the lot of ya!

      • rosenbomb

        All the Tech Bros had to get educated somewhere

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      We had a College Conservatives group at my women’s college. They would hand out navy ribbons and wear pearl necklaces during “Conservative Awareness Week” and talk about how oppressed they were.

      Then we found out that they were all having these orgies among themselves (these were not hot Republicans, so calm your loins), and we were, like “What was that about WASP-y family values again?” and they sort of disbanded.

  • John Thorstensen

    “Help! Help! I’m being repressed! Come and see the violence inherent in the system! … “”

  • John McLaughlin

    The Far Right knows how to grift and grift deep from “the poorly educated,” those folks that Trump loves (easier to lie to them).

  • Ezio
  • SayItWithWookies

    If you poor Nazis had one fucking thing you were known for, it was — okay, besides killing the Jews and making the trains run on time and backstabbing Russia and being fucked up on speed and getting your asses kicked in Stalingrad and torchlight processions and a few other things — it was having your paperwork done. Sheesh. Suck-ass fucking Nazis.

    • DrBigHead

      And volkswagens…..

      • (((Aron)))

        They even screwed up the Volkswagen!

        Thousands and thousands of people paid good money for the KdF-wagen. Then the War happened and they never got their cars. Or their money back.

        • Oblios_Cap

          But they got to lose lots of men in their prime and have their cities reduced to rubble. And we got Vonnegut’s Slaughter House 5. Truly a win-win.

          • (((Aron)))

            Hooray!

          • Riley Whodat Venable

            And Catch-22.

        • Princess Erika the Radiant

          you know, by the standards of late 1930s Germany that was kind of a minor inconvenience ;)

      • Dr. Porsche spent some French prison time for that little working-with-the-Nazis funtime…

    • Ezio

      That moment when Nazis call leftists “triggered snowflakes” but the Nazis were beaten by literal snowflakes.

    • Blanche de Shambles

      They could also organize a venue properly. Indoors, outdoors, you name it. You want pillars? They’ll have ’em up by Tuesday.

    • Thiazin Red

      No way could these morons make the trains run on time.

      • AnnieGetYerFun

        Trains are socialism. Giant trucks only!

        • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

          Actually, the old school fascists didn’t make the trains run on time. They just made sure nobody said so.

  • Juan de Fuca

    That Baked Alaska guy must be the bombe to the MGTOW crowd amirite?

    • Bill D. Burger

      He’s a sovereign nation bear!

      • Oblios_Cap

        He is gay, right? Because it seems like he might be that sort of bear.

  • Ezio

    Another friendly PSA on Baked Alaska. He became an alt right nutjob because he was “warned on the dangers of political correctness”. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7762550167426a2d0ea8e0405b967a26b08e1fd305b1569b79d29fc0df8abb61.jpg

    • Bub, the cynical zombie

      Justin BIEBER!!???!??

      • Ezio

        Justin Bieber.

        • Bub, the cynical zombie
          • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

            {{{Choking on cigar}}}

            My fucking kingdom for a working collapse button!

          • Bub, the cynical zombie

            “KIngpin” You should really watch the whole movie.

        • altleftjohn

          Really? REALLY?

      • AnnieGetYerFun

        He’s a Belieber!

    • JMP

      “I have to admit, I love Justin Bieber”.

      Holy fucking shit, so the Nazis also have the absolute worst taste in music possible. I know they’ve embraced Taylor Swift, and this idiot also loves the only contemporary hit musician even worse than her.

    • ariel_gee_398

      The alt-right in a nutshell – anti-policing the speech of white dudes, pro-policing the thoughts and bodies of everyone else.

    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      Baked Alaska: “…And that’s how I became a Japanese Schoolgirl Nazi.”

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/efaf73e84b540c61bf8e1bdee036f4444ffc2004b98ec997a24d5426435986be.jpg

    • Robbertjan Brandenburg

      We all know his spirit animal is a trash panda.

      • Three Finger Salute

        Raccoon libelz.

    • Alan

      Brainless idiots. Every last one.

    • Thiazin Red

      All of these chodes have some kind of story like this. They were totes liberal, but then one day an extremely minor incident happened where someone suggested that they maybe not say/do a certain offensive thing. Well that was too much and so in response they became a white supremacist/woman hater/homophobe/etc.

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      Sigh. I get really tired of the cultural appropriation tirades, but I never turned into a Nazi as a result.

      • Three Finger Salute

        Me too. It’s actually counterproductive. Microaggression used to be called “making a mountain out of a molehill,” and the other crap about white-owned sushi restaurants and Elvis is a Tumblr meme originating in some obscure academic thesis from the ’80s that simply refuses to die. Ironically, the only example of it I can even think of is Hitler himself, who took a Sanskrit symbol for universal humanity and turned it into a universally reviled symbol of hatred for humanity. The rest is fluff.

        But unfortunately, and this is another thing to blame the Internet for, these annoying hashtag campaigns spread like wildfire, and cause sensible people to equate it with “liberals” and get turned off by the “lunatic left.” When actually, it was the lunatic left who thought the mainstream liberals weren’t being brought to heel and sufficiently kowtowing (oops, I appropriated an Indian word, so be it) to their irrational crying fits over nothing.

        If anyone needs to be brought to heel, it’s the extremists. The liberals need to be louder in denouncing them so as to bring more sensible people back into the fold. Stick them in timeout like the bratty little babies they are, and teach them a lesson about picking your battles. If they won’t grow up, write them off. They need to forget about mariachi Halloween costumes and Cinco de Mayo parties when actual Hispanic people are having their families ripped apart. Forget about Bieber’s Shatneresque “rap career” when actual black people are getting gunned down in the streets and Trump just declared a new “scramble for Africa.” And FFS tell your TERF cohort to STFU that trans women are “culturally appropriating” of “femininity.”

        • AnnieGetYerFun

          But it’s so much easier to bitch about models with painted hair parts at a fashion show* than it is to DO anything about actual injustice!

          It’s one thing to recognize white privilege, but it’s another to say that no one who isn’t specifically of a certain ethnicity related to a culture can partake in that culture; nothing is better for our country than new cultural experiences, and if I have to have my mo-mos made by a white guy, then so be it. Otherwise, I get no mo-mos.

          *Seriously, plenty of Hindus said it was a ripoff of the Indian tradition of sindur, and I honestly think it was just that the fashion world is so short on ideas that they were, like, “let’s paint some bare skin or something!

  • (((Aron)))

    I would like to have a free speech festival at Denny’s please! Their home fries are yummy.

    • therblig

      Grand Slam, Yes! I-slam, No!

      • (((Aron)))

        Fantastic!

    • Princess Erika the Radiant

      only if they go back to the architecture they used in the 1950s

      (i have a book about”Googie” roadside architecture from the 1950s – it has some of the original Denny’s locations in it)

      • (((Aron)))

        I love love love love love Googie architecture.

        I also love love love love saying Googie.

        GOOGIE GOOGIE GOOGIE GOOGIE GOOGIE GOOGIE

        • Princess Erika the Radiant

          modernity and the future seems to have been so much cooler in the 1950s

          • (((Aron)))

            Yup. It was a whole lot more exciting back then.

  • YouInDangerGirl!

    Could Berkeley sue this flop-top suicide blond shit-stain for fraud or something? “Loss of reputation”? (Ha ha) Or at least for whatever expenses they incurred in preparation for the (non-)event? I’m honestly curious. I’m not a litigious person, but maybe there is a chance here for Milo to learn that actions have consequen… Oh, fuck, never mind.

    • Ms.MLG on Maui

      I don’t know, but I do love your screen name.

    • Jamoche

      They’re a public university. As a Cali taxpayer I am annoyed that my money is going to this shit.

  • bookish

    https://www.axios.com/the-insane-news-cycle-of-trumps-presidency-in-one-chart-2487913807.html

    If it feels like the Trump presidency has been hit by non-stop scandals and crises from day one, it’s probably because it has been. The Google News Lab looked at the search trends for stories about 40 of the biggest news events of Trump’s presidency from Jan. 20 until Sept. 1. You can see how we’ve all jumped from one four-alarm news fire to another:

    • Hamilton Ω, AKA Formerly DN

      I, for one, have a massive case of TFF. Trumpster Fire Fatique.

    • Rags

      While this clearly shows that the American people are all denizens of the Short Attention Span Theatre, since all of the graphs are normalized to a maximum value of 100, you can’t draw any conclusions about which stories were more active nor about how active any story was compared to other news of the day. Not sure I’m thrilled with this presentation. /graph pedantry.

  • whitroth

    Are *all* of these idiots like this? Remember, the Deplorable Ball, that started selling tickets, with NO CONTRACT and NO DEPOSIT on the venue?

    I dunno, these neofascists these days, can’t follow through. Why, in my father’s time, when there were Real Fascists, they knew how to take over a country and lock up and slaughter their enemies. These days, all they can slaughter is us, as we die laughing at them….

    And.. and, you mean you FEMINIST?! RIGHT IN THE OPEN, ON THE ‘NET! But… think of the children!

    • Skwerl the Nazi Puncher

      Even I know how to book a venue and sell tickets. (unfortunately some venues require I use Ticketmaster).

    • Jamoche

      If they were competent they’d have real jobs instead of whining that their skin color isn’t enough to get hired anymore.

    • Thiazin Red

      I have to think all of them were indulged way too much as children. What I have to plan in advance and fill out forms? Why can’t I just get what I want right now?

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Ya know which conservative arch-villain we haven’t heard from in a while? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt_YcQlYxyY

    • OutOfOrbit

      i donut remember

    • OutOfOrbit

      even with no sound, watching that cheerleader was refreshing … she made me smile

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      That’s a good point. I wonder if even she has been horrified by Trump? Unlikely, but possible.

    • WotsAllThisThen

      I’m definitely not curious what Trump’s alt-right gamergate MRA fan base has to say about her.

  • OutOfOrbit

    all the stuff here today has me so totally confused that i am totally lost — i cannut understand anything anymoar

    • Parakeetist

      Me neither.

  • Well, I’m shocked that a deeply damaged attention whore and troll would shit in the pool to draw attention to himself. Truly, my disbelief knows no bounds.

    • Daniel

      Reduced to this already? Telling. It will end. Count on it. Comfort and convenience.

  • Ms.MLG on Maui

    Wonkette’s Friend, Milo Biscuit, of the North Carolina Biscuits, organized an event for chihuahuas to put their heads on his butt, and it was a huge success! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cfe614823ad2dd57ff61464b1f810f57d43542165afac2009e1dd001ff93ae23.jpg

    • Bub, the cynical zombie

      Yeah, but the brains behind the scenes was the cat.

      • Ms.MLG on Maui

        No doubt she was off somewhere doing something useful when this was taken.

        • Bub, the cynical zombie

          Milo and Iggy look very contented. I’m glad they are all enjoying the lovely tropical sunshine.

          • Ms.MLG on Maui

            They are the happiest dogs in the world!

        • Pisto75666

          Planning world domination (and blaming it on the dogs) obviously!

    • Jonny On Maui

      We both know where that head has been. Only the finest butts…

      • Ms.MLG on Maui

        Our boy does enjoy a good butt.

    • Blackest Noobs

      ahhhhh my kind of head butting…ha ha ha who am i kidding mine are usually bloodier…but nevertheless there be tons of cuteness…yes….yes indeed.

    • OutOfOrbit

      why are you fucking with my head today? it is already so badly cracked and now this. ODogGammit

    • OutOfOrbit

      i donut think that is a chihuahuas, it is a tootsie roll with legses

      • Ms.MLG on Maui

        Haha! He does kind of look like that. With a severe underbite.

    • grindstone

      Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit!

  • Relativicus

    Like you hinted, I don’t think this was bad organization, but just a big ol’ troll for press and future monies in the Wingnut Welfare Circuit.

  • Bill D. Burger

    To be fair, Baked Alaska did provide one of the most entertaining moments at the Charlottesville Tiki Torch Parade. …..when he was maced right in the puss.

    ~cryin’ like a lil’ bitch~:”Milk….Milk….MILK goddammit’….MILK! I need milk”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsXLZPtx0bs

    Good times! Got Milk?

    • wide_stance_hubby

      Got his milk right here, right here.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    It’s pronounced Ya-ni-poo-poo-puss, right?

    • Robbertjan Brandenburg

      He sure takes it in his poo poo puss.

  • exinkwretch

    Geez, I’m beginning to think Milo doesn’t really have any free speech bona fides and is simply an attention whore.

    • Skwerl the Nazi Puncher

      Can’t even be out in public with one of his many supposed black ghey lovers.

    • Mr. Blobfish

      I read somewhere that he doesn’t think he needs to return the advance on his book that won’t be published. He may want to reread his contract.

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    • grindstone

      Log cabin repubs, come get your friend!

      • Riley Whodat Venable

        They threw him out. They have work to do. He is just loud and disruptive.

    • NotConvinced

      and a drama queen

  • cmd resistor

    OT, but I guess the U.N. thing is over. According to FB, this is Trump’s schedule for Friday:
    Travel to Huntsville, AL
    · U.S. Senate Rally for Luther Strange
    · Travel to Bedminster, NJ

    • Mr. Blobfish

      Jeez. That bloated sack is coming back to Jersey? What’s Bedminster? The Autumn White House?

      • cmd resistor

        It’s the weekend White House while Mar A Lago is closed? Hey, a guy’s got to get in his golf games.

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      Luther Strange? That bastard stole the trademark right off my rural Iowa strip club.

  • Ezio

    How the HELL am I going to explain to my kids one day that Nazis literally used a cartoon frog to symbolize white supremacy?

    • OutOfOrbit

      first teach the irony, then they will understand

    • Jonny On Maui

      Trying not to laugh out loud will be the hard part…

    • Marceline

      We will all have been incinerated by then so don’t worry about it.

    • Skwerl the Nazi Puncher

      Michigan J. Frog?

      • Randy Riddle

        Michigan J. Frog needs to be on the flag of the #resistance.

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      Just tell the alt-wrongs that Pepe is one of those ghey frogs from the endocrine disruptors that the Jewluminati have been launching into our water. They’ll drop him like a kosher pickle.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    You can’t spell ‘conservative’ without ‘incompetent’.

    • OutOfOrbit

      you can’t explain it. nobuddy can

  • Ezio

    Libertarians seem to be more alarmed by any mention of “socialism” than they do racist, anti-Semitic epithets.

  • proudgrampa

    He could have taken lessons from Milo Minderbender, I suppose.

    • Eileen Besse

      Well, cotton balls they have in common….

  • Skwerl the Nazi Puncher

    For weeks Berkeley’s administration has been requesting the paperwork. For weeks they go no reply. I would like to underline that they are under no obligation to host the event or do anything, but they wanted to be ready. If they have wasted resources, they can come after Milo for his fuckery.

  • Mr. Blobfish

    Studying for my Property Insurance exam. Did you know that your homeowners policy does not cover loss due to rebellion, insurrection or war? You White Supremos looking for you civil war should think twice. But your model rocket ship or hovercraft will be covered.

    • OutOfOrbit

      model rocket ship? i have no model rocket ship!

      • Mr. Blobfish

        Your real rocket ship won’t be covered. You’ll need a separate Spaceman Policy.

        • OutOfOrbit

          do you sail those?

    • Chow Yun Flat

      How about my flying car?

      • Mr. Blobfish

        Only your toy one.

    • Skwerl the Nazi Puncher

      Wait? You mean the $6-billion nuclear war insurance policy I bought from that guy at the bar might not cover my home?

      • harryr

        No refunds!!

    • Rags

      So that’s why they denied my claim for hovercraft eel removal services?

      • WotsAllThisThen

        Because the record is scratched.

      • BearDeLaOursistance

        It only pays for records that get scratched and beef medallions that fail to bronze.

  • Ricky Gay

    Love Boat. The lost episode. :-(

  • Chow Yun Flat

    Money talks nobody walks, Milo.

  • Mecha343

    Maybe Milo could start a pedo con if he wants attention.

    Didn’t Baked Alaska know Milo is also part Jewish. So much from the guy who is anti-semite who wants to be friends with a half Jew.

    • Daniel

      He only want to be friends with the gentile half of him.

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      Deep in my heart, I always knew Milo was really a Schicklgruber.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    My alma mater deserves better. fuck you, Milo & Co.

  • Panika MCD

    Steve Bannon wears THREE shirts. never ONE. never TWO.

    https://www.thecut.com/2017/09/why-steve-bannon-wears-so-many-shirts.html

    but, yes, Milo is a little shit and if he manages to get other campuses in the country to not host his and other alt-right bullshit because of this, that’d be just fine by me.

    • Skwerl the Nazi Puncher

      He’s famous for cancelling and then blaming it on “persecution”. One trick pony is a one trick pony.

      • Panika MCD

        when will one trick pony go away? if it’s one person I think should go away, it’s Milo.

        • jaspersdad

          Milo is boring…

          • Panika MCD

            I know!

          • bbayliss

            America’s only unforgivable crime.

      • BearDeLaOursistance

        I don’t care how blue they are, I don’t care if I’m literally dragging them on the floor — not even one trick with that one.

  • Blanche de Shambles

    Well, grifters gonna grift, grift, grift, grift, grift

    And…blifters gonna blift, blift, blift, blift, blift?

    (I’m really bad at rhymes)

    • AnnieGetYerFun

      Shifters?

      • Blanche de Shambles

        That doesn’t make any sense at all.

      • Rags

        Snifters!

        • BearDeLaOursistance

          Careful!! If you say that three times, you summon Peggy Noonan!!

          • Mehmeisterjr

            This is bad new for Manuel. If he says “Sretfnis” three times will it undo the spell?

            Because he has enough trouble keeping La loca’s gin supply up to half the last bottle.

  • Ergoetal

    Mr. Alaska needs a bigger flag on the wall.

    • Blackest Noobs

      yeah…very puny flag…even Jimmy Chance had a bigger USA flag in his room than this fucker.

  • Jamoche

    “Berkeley Is Not Happening”

    Berkeley is always happening. It’s just not happening to you.

  • bubbuhh

    Mebbe, Yiannopoulos new stoopitest man on teh innertubez. Mebbe, he can still get hiz Alaska Baked tho.

    • gratuitous

      Milo doesn’t strike me as stupid. He’s just running a con, and it didn’t work out. The stupid people are those who took action (booking flights and hotels) based on Milo’s word. I hope they didn’t pay their registration fees for the Conference That Was Never Going to Happen up front.

      • therealpuredog

        You’re a better person than I. I hope they did.

        • gratuitous

          I was trying to form a kind thought for Milo’s marks; at least they’d have kept their money instead of putting it in Milo’s pocket.

  • Joshua Norton

    You mean real life isn’t like the old MGM musicals where all someone had to do was stand up and proclaim “Hey, let’s put on a show” and shit just magically happened?

    Who knew?

  • wide_stance_hubby

    Faked Alaska would be infinitely more interesting with his clothes off and his mouth clamped shut (on a big one).

    • BearDeLaOursistance

      Man, I hate it when right-wing nutjobs are woofy. It gives me claw-gnitive dissonance.

      • wide_stance_hubby

        IKR?

  • jaspersdad

    The biggest con is that these free speech wingnuts are the new counterculture.

  • Three Finger Salute

    Speaking of Milo and fascist Newspeak, this article suggests that one reason Democrats lose elections is because con media is better at — and has no qualms about — lying, striking fear into the base, and creating a cult of religious fervor. So the question is, if winning is really all that matters, and is literally a life-or-death situation at this point, do we go lower than they do and compromise our integrity — or go high, and keep losing, because we’re too rational for our own good?

    The Democrats’ unsolvable media problem: Liberals are still all but helpless in the face of right-wing lies that mutate and evolve

    Faux Noise > Facts News. We keep going bankrupt betting against the stupidity of the American electorate. Carlin’s law of average intelligence. Look at how many ostensible leftists were Bernie or Bust and believed the Russian agitprop about the “She-Wolf of Wall Street.” Sanderistas are a cult. But even besides them, the Republican voters’ echo chamber is impenetrable. We, on the other hand, don’t really even have one. At least, not one that’s as powerful and well-organized, well-funded as theirs. We made a mistake trying to run campaigns on facts and issues, instead of putting up a Mao or even a Manson of our own where the GOP ran Cheeto Mussolini.

    Actually, Obama’s sex appeal worked in our favor, whatever Rod Dreher and that broflake on The Federalist have to say about liberals and sex. It worked in our favor just like Trump’s brain-dead titty parade worked in his. Barack Obama is certainly a brilliant and compassionate man, but he’s also damn fine. If he was Urkel, he would have gone nowhere. Hillary Clinton is a sophisticated and brilliant older woman, but she’s not Melania. America wants boobs, six-pack abs, and plastic mannequins. There was no California surfer version of Justin Trudeau to carry the torch for Obama. We should have run a Cyrano campaign where Hillary’s words (or a diluted, Reader’s Digest version of her platform, in “Simple English” like on Wikipedia) came out of Kim Kardashian’s plumped, injected mouth.

    Christian grifters and hardline Zionists aside, the Republicans — who claim to hate “pagans” — have no qualms about enlisting other cult movements to brainwash the already-devoid-of-grey-matter rubes. This has been remarkably successful in that they don’t even care what their party’s candidate stands for. They vote against Democrats because no matter what, Democrats are pure evil. They’re the suppressive persons hostile to the cult. Their side literally has a paper (Washington Times) run by the Moonies. Where’s our “guru”? Where’s our Branch Clintonians? Temple of the golden donkey? Festival of Obamadan? The deified Caesar, God-Emperor Justin and his Tru’ Beliebers? What do we do besides give CNN over to Tom Cruise?

    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      I can understand the argument that we need to fight in a similar bulldog fashion as conservatives. But generally, when we get our own liberal firebrands that take the insult fight back to the right, we end up with people like Anthony Weiner and Alan Grayson. It’s just not a good fit for us, I guess.

      • Three Finger Salute

        Oh well. Civilization was fun while it lasted. The jocks finally did get their revenge on the nerds after all.

        • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

          Ah, it won’t last. When the economy goes into the crapper again (Which it will!), the country will flock to the Democrats to fix that shit. It never fails.

          • Three Finger Salute

            But will it be too late? What with all forms of RW malfeasance from gerrymandering to voter suppression to leaving the door wide open to Russkie hackers and psy-ops?

            Not to mention the state-sanctioned violence, intimidation, and disenfranchisement for noncrimes, being committed against already disempowered people who would vote Democrat in their best interests?

            After all, it was some other Russian guy who said something like “it’s not the votes that count, it’s who counts the votes.”

    • mancityRed6

      the bullshit needs to be called out when it’s brought up.
      Jeremy Paxton (BBC) once asked the same question at least a dozen times (probably twice that) until he got an actual answer.

      • Daniel

        Paxman, and 15 times to Michael Howard.

        • mancityRed6

          thank you. I always forget about it until something like “journalistic integrity” comes up

  • Kiri the Unicorn

    Milo Gottascrewloose attempts to claw his way back from media oblivion! He has to; he has nowhere else to go! If he can’t find another way to capitalize upon his meager talent for self-promotion, he’ll be forced to haunt rest-stop men’s rooms and shop at Wal-Mart! He thinks he’s too pretty for Wal-Mart! NOOOOOOO!!!

  • RugzYaBurnt

    There is not a poppers haze dense enough to make Milo Yiannapoulis fuckable.

    • SnarkON

      The second he is over 35 he will be rendered invisible, just as we ladies are.

      • RugzYaBurnt

        That’s some cold, stale justice, but I’ll take it nonetheless. (Especially since I am myself…35).

        • SnarkON

          I think if you’re a straight man you’re indefinitely fresh. But guessing that if you’re a cutie-pie gay guy who gets attention for being a cutie-pie gay guy, your days are probably numbered.

          • RugzYaBurnt

            I’m a gayelle! So: ?

          • mancityRed6

            it’s the hate and stupidity that makes him ugly, just like anyone else.

          • Three Finger Salute

            “Beauty fades, dumb is forever.”

            -Supreme Court Justice Judith Scheindlin, aka Judge Judy

          • foreign agitator Captain Kraut

            Not everyone manages to transition from the twink to the bear stage, I suppose…

        • weighmaster

          Oh dear, how invisible will I be at 50 in a few weeks?

          • RugzYaBurnt

            I see you!

      • TakingAmes

        Hey, now. I’m 38 and still highly visible. I think. Y’all can see me, right? I’m the one with the purple hair.

      • J.Bo

        Ha. Tell that to all the MILFs I ogled at the mall today!

      • Riley Whodat Venable

        I’ve always believed the ladies were like Cadillacs. Roomy trunk, and the smoothest ride begins at about 40.

    • Blanche de Shambles

      Ironically, “Poppers Haze” is his drag name.

      • RugzYaBurnt

        “Get out your wrinkly ones and welcome to the stage…Popperrrrsss….Haaaazzzzzzee!”

        • foreign agitator Captain Kraut

          Everyone should rather read some Karl Popper:

          “Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them.”

        • Blanche de Shambles

          “Poppers Haze Come Through!” said nobody ever.

  • natoslug

    “And what do you call your act?”
    “The AristocratsYiannopoulis!”

  • SnarkON

    But the big orgy, feminist strip show and abortionfest is still going down next month in Salt Lake City, right? I mean, if they want to stage an alt-rite “free speech” rally at the most liberal city in America, we should be able to stage a far-left “free speech” rally in the most conservative city in America, with no repercussions from the locals, right?

    • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

      Salt Lake City actually isn’t the “most conservative” city but is a liberal bastion in the middle of a fairly conservative state. You want your small towns in Alabama or northern-northern Idaho for that.

      • SnarkON

        Crap, I was just taking a stab at it. I figured Utah, Mormons..you know.

        • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

          The Mormon church is unusual in that many, many of their followers are actually kind, giving people who truly follow their teachings (my son was in therapeutic boarding schools and teen rehab boarding schools there, and the people working there were some of the kindest, staunchest people I’ve ever met). But the elders can be wretched. I’ll take LDS over Southern Baptist yahoos any time.

          • SnarkON

            Yeah TBH I know a few Mormons and they’re surprisingly sophisticated and well educated for people who believe in an angel named Macaroni or whatever.

      • foreign agitator Captain Kraut

        Well, they did ask Stephen Fry to leave their city.

        • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

          I didn’t say they weren’t conservative, just not the most conservative. And I adore Stephen Fry but he does have some rather alarming views on sex with young boys…..

    • mancityRed6

      OT, but I had a dream last night about a WKRP remake, WKRP in Salt Lake City.
      it was a gritty crime drama revolving around a radio station.

      • SnarkON

        Loni Anderson is available!

        • mancityRed6

          don’t tease me, bro

  • Bitter Scribe

    I’m trying to envision a group of liberals organizing a “free speech event” at, say, Liberty University and inviting Stephen Colbert, Bernie Sanders, Rosie O’Donnell, George Clooney, etc. to speak there.

    Not gonna happen? Then why does Milo Fuckopoulous get to waste everyone’s time forcing obnoxious righties on Berkeley, or at least flapping his yap about it?

    • SnarkON

      This, exactly. Even the Supreme Court warned to pay attention to prevailing mores when it comes to exercising one’s right to free speech.

      • clairence

        interestingly, and sadly, ‘prevailing mores’ these days are turning pretty ugly after all the right wing rallies and, well, Trump administration.

    • Ωbjectifier

      Not to defend but UC Berkeley is a state school, Liberty is not.

      • mancityRed6

        seconded.

      • Bitter Scribe

        OK, point taken. So substitute “University of Mississippi” for “Liberty University.”

        • James Baskin

          Who’s going to be willing to go to Mississippi?

          • J.Bo

            I’ve been to Missouri… goddamn close enough!

    • mancityRed6

      since it’s a state college and therefore funded primarily by the state government, it’s different than a private university. they kinda have to let things like this happen if the paperwork is correct.

  • TJ Barke

    “Yay! Let’s use our free speech to advocate for a less free, more oppressive society, but it’ll be okay, cuz we’ll be doing the oppressing!”

    • SnarkON

      MAGA!

      • Joshua Norton

        MAGAt!

        • theCryptofishist

          MARAt!

          • 🛶🗣️ Mr Canoehead 🛶🗣️

            MAGLEV!

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    Doesn’t Milo Yya, Ypr, Milo…mumble mumble…still owe Simon and Schuster the advance he got for the book of his that they never published because he’s a fucking pedophile?

    • therealpuredog

      Not according to him.

      • mancityRed6

        like a corporation is gonna let even $1 fly away like that

    • Mehmeisterjr

      Since he already spent the advance and much more, he probably is right.

      I screwed you out of your shorts.

      Please send more $!

  • The Librarian

    Here’s a non-political label for Half Baked: Asshole.

    Just heard via la radio that she-beast Coulter wasn’t going to go anyway. Boo fucking hoo.

    • SnarkON

      She wasn’t going to go because she would have had to fly Delta.

      • The Librarian

        That would have been great! Her probable melt down would have required the crew to duct tape her to her seat.

      • CafeenMan

        Has she sold enough books to get a first class ticket these days?

    • Jo Mathie

      Kind of surprised really. Hasn’t Coulter been shoved off her blonde, far right racist, anti femanist , platform by the same handful of younger doppelgangers? I would have thought that she’d want to seize the opportunity to actually get someone to listen to her.

      • brucej

        She was wailing yesterday about the need to create death squads to kill illegal immigrants , so yeah, her cries for help attention are getting louder.

        • Jo Mathie

          I’m pretty sure not even the extreme right are listening to her anymore. She’s trying to out racist her competitors but her fan base moved on to Kellyanne Conway and they’ve already got bored with her. Bring on the next right wing Barbie. I’d feel sorry for Ann if she wasn’t such an awful excuse for a human being/

          • brucej

            I wouldn’t; she’s had a 25-year run as the lead Harpy of the Right. Time for another of their pack to take her down when she’s weak, because that’s how they roll….

      • The Librarian

        I just heard her and Milo on the radio complaining that Cal was trying to shut them down. The radio hosts pointed out that Cal has gone to considerable expense to provide the security for them, among other comments calling them on their bullshit. This is just a publicity stunt. Milo actually called Richard Spencer “that horrible alt right guy” and said that he (Milo) and Ann were respectable conservatives!!!! Lololol.

  • Paperless Tiger

    Another famous who didn’t use his 15 minutes wisely.

  • Skwerl the Nazi Puncher

    In other college news, as planned Betsy DeVos has rescinded the Dear Colleague Letter addressing sexual assault. The Alt-Right can make rape great again (except I suspect that most colleges will keep the current standards which are very popular with students who don’t like to be raped).

    • Three Finger Salute

      ….and then see their funding slashed once the “discrimination” lawsuits start rolling in.

  • TundraGrifter

    The best bet would be for one and all to ignore this Milo thing. Attention is the oxygen he requires to survive.

  • TundraGrifter

    I wrote it before – Half-Baked Alaska.

  • The Wanderer

    I was thinking that the political Left can start off at a ground level by doing teach-ins. It would have the advantage of forcing the Right to counter with reasoned arguments – which are not their strong suit.

  • whitroth

    You want to get ideas of where the asshole gets his ideas? Look up the marches that the “Orange Order” (Protestants) do through the Catholic areas in cities in N.Ireland. Read about the riots…

    Oh, yes, this is just freedom of speech, it’s not sticking our fist in your face and telling you how nice we are….

  • Ray in VT

    Geez. Looks like ole Milo is really on top of things, what with making sure that his featured speakers knew that they were coming and speaking.

    Speaking of garbage fires, did anyone see this flaming little turd from the American Conservative whining about librarians (of all people)? http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/woke-librarians-take-their-politics-to-another-level/

    • Three Finger Salute

      then they came for the book people…

      • Ray in VT

        Part of the thrust seems to be “well, people only complain about and try to get rid of the naughty books about real life that kids shouldn’t see anyways” (in reference to Banned Books Week.

      • brucej

        And then they got cut, sliced, diced and rolled over by the librarians.

        Do not trifle with wizards Librarians….

        • CovfefeOfTheThoughtlessMind

          If librarians ruled the world, it would be a much better — and quieter — place.

    • whitroth

      Not a good idea, there. My daughter who’s a librarian isn’t up to middle age, and if you want to make trouble, she has friends…..

      • Ray in VT

        Back in the Bush years there were complaints about “radical, militant librarians” who didn’t want to get on board with turning over library patron records so that the government could get a look at what you were reading.

        • CovfefeOfTheThoughtlessMind

          Back in the ’80s someone scrawled a threat against President Reagan on a page in a random book from the local public library. FBI, Secret Service descended on the library and demanded that the librarian turn over the circulation records so that the malefactor could be identified. The librarian refused, insisting that the feds follow the law and obtain a subpoena for the records. For almost a week they threatened and tried to bully her into complying. She stood her ground and essentially said “not without a fucking subpoena.” Feds, to their humiliation, ended up having to go and get their subpoena, which they could have obtained on Day Two, instead of engaging in their strong-arm shenanigans. She kicked them in the nuts again by appearing in court with a box of the lending records records for the book, and insisting on staying with the records while they were examined, then personally returning them to the library’s files after the feds had what they wanted. She received an award from the American Library Association for standing up for the Constitution and the rule of law. She was badass.

          • Ray in VT

            Nice. That is a standard to which we can all aspire.

        • whitroth

          Militant? You mea, Conan the Librarian (do NOT forget to return your books on time!!!)

    • mailman27

      I love my public library and the librarians therein.

      • Ray in VT

        And hopefully they love you, unless you poop on the floor, like some kid did in the public library that I worked in when I was in grad school (and I mean 13-15 year old).

  • susan_g

    Give the guy a break–he lost his Miami home in the flood, remember?

    • TimResistit

      The flood spit it back out.

      • TimResistit

        Which , incidentally, Milo never does.

        But, I digress…

  • Angela Ruzzo

    Milo looks like he’s stoned in that lead photo.

    • kaydenpat

      I’ve never seen him look any different so he must be constantly stoned.

      • Angela Ruzzo

        I have seen that look before somewhere…now who was it…let me cast my mind back 30 years or more…oh yes, there was this drunk guy I slept with many years ago, and after he had an orgasm he had that very look on his face, which in his case meant he had completely failed to notice that I had not had an orgasm, or what my name was, or that I was even still in the room with him.

        • kaydenpat

          Oh my!

        • merl1

          That was you? Sorry about that.

          • Angela Ruzzo

            😉…

  • Jenny

    Gosh I recall something about not wanting to fill out the proper paperwork and shit about this election. It’s becoming a trend, I see.

    Guys, there’s always going to be a pencil pusher, a person or a script, that isn’t going to let you do whatever it is your justified feelings tell you. It’s crazy, I know. Rip it down and a new system just takes its place.

  • BadKitty904

    Who?

  • peteywheats

    It’s hard to plan stuff with all that Gay Black Republican C**k in your Putin-holster.

  • Edith Prickly

    Mr. Hanrahan will forever be unfit for gainful employment. We can only hope that the billionaire crackpots who throw money at him for this nonsense will finally get sick of his lack of results and give him a pity job as their pool boy/gimp with no Internet privileges.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      Alas, he will always find billionaire crackpots to fund his nutty crap.

      That is what he is there for and that is what their billions are there for.

      • theCryptofishist

        Won’t he age out at some point?

      • He’ll spend their money on drugs, rent boys, and hair product, so it’s really a win for decent people

  • brucej
    • mailman27

      I could easily watch this for a little bit too long.

      • SDGeoff3

        We miss them.

    • JCfromNC

      Stoled, and thank you for that. It makes me smile watching it.

  • Johnnymoreno

    Milo’s viciousness tempered by his incompetence.

    • kaydenpat

      Sounds like Trump.

  • kindness

    They could have it at People’s Park. Anyone can go stand on a soap box and rant there. Of course, nobody would pay any attention to someone ranting at People’s Park because that is what is ‘normal’ there.

  • Augustus

    they’ve all got fucking absolutely nothing, all of these “conservative” “personalities,” including the goddamn presnotdent

    bluster and lies, bullying and playing the victim at the same time

    they have no meaningful substance at all, no real core belief beyond narcissism and avarice

    it’s 100% bullshit, all the time, trolling and conning their way to prominence and then getting their diseased slime all over what’s left of the good parts of America

    fuck that and fuck them

    • J.Bo

      Right on!

    • kaydenpat

      They have White Supremacy and idiot phrases like “MAGA” going for them. That is all. And they’re dumb enough to believe that free speech = freedom from criticism.

    • Lara

      And fuck the idiot morons who keep falling for it.

  • beatbort

    Uh, UCal, think you might have a civil case against Milo, which would make him pay for the extra expense you needlessly accrued?
    Wouldn’t THAT be adorable?

    • kaydenpat

      Good suggestion.

  • Cogswell – In a Mirror, Darkly

    He has such nice blond hair. Why does he dye his roots and eyebrows black?

    • bad ‘ombre

    • SDGeoff3

      Alt-Goth?

    • Nick Slaughter

      he has no wall art other than a hastily hanged U.S. flag. That’s got to be in the Ladies’ Manual of Red Flags.

    • Sakonyachen

      I wonder if he thinks that being gay is enough to cover up for the fact that he dyes his hair to look “Aryan”?

  • I am mildly curious when the right is going to realize that their great champions are nothing more than grifters who do not care if they are hurt.
    I mean, they sorta prove it time and time and time again.

    • SDGeoff3

      Admitting mistakes takes too much responsibility for the ones who preach self-reliance. Contrarians will spite their faces with cut after cut, and dig in deeper with the lunacy.
      I can’t explain it, but you’d think that, after enough of it, they’d want a way out.

    • kaydenpat

      Trump should have shown them that by his incompetent governance. He hasn’t kept any of his promises and has no interest in doing so. Trump is about Trump and is grifting like hell in the White House until Mueller gets him out of there.

    • Vacuous Virgina

      Never???

      • sarafina

        Two weeks after that.

        • Vacuous Virgina

          Wimpy: A week from Tuesday 😂

  • Grokenstein

    UC Berkeley, for its part, was prepared to spend over one million dollars on security for the event.

    “That’s right, morons–piss your money away defending us! One day we’ll gladly show you what we really think of ‘free speech’!”

  • kaydenpat

    I thought Milo wasn’t popular with the alt-right racists anymore because of his pro-pedo comments. I’m so behind the times on Rightwing douchery news. **shrugs**

    • Nasty Girl Brianna

      He’s not. He’s about as toxic as a Gazpacho made out of nuclear waste.

      • kaydenpat

        Great analogy for him. He needs to go away. His 15 minutes should be up by now.

        • Sakonyachen

          It is. He has the same horrible psychological disorder that Ann Coulter does. He desperately wants attention, but can’t get it without being so awful that nobody can look at him without vomiting.

          • sarafina

            Nice imagery!!!

      • The Librarian

        Took me a few minutes to stop laughing at this. Thank you.

  • Johnnymoreno

    I hope he doesn’t even get a mercy protest.

  • Left Coast Tom

    “That’s absolutely absurd,” Mogulof told
    Mediaite of accusations they are attempting to shut down the event.
    “We’re in the process of taking steps that will cost the University
    hundreds of thousands of dollars in security, and will likely end up
    being far in excess of a million dollars.”

    UC needs to start sending out “no-show bills” to these morons. The weekend before Labor Day SFPD cancelled all time off and had their full force on-duty all weekend while various neo-Nazis wimped out of their planned “protests”.

  • hvdv

    What is this weird boys’ adventure club? What do these lads want? Not to have to get an actual job? Just their heads on the teevee machine instead of the YooToob? I has a confuz.

  • Alternative Dog

    If I was involved with social media in any way, I’d be promoting the hell out of this as Milo’s Alt-Right Fyre Festival.

  • Sakonyachen

    In the video, he says, “What if me, Milo, Mike Cernovich and Bill Mitchell got together. Imagine what we could do.”

    Worst. Gay. Porn. Ever!!!!

    Also he refers to Don Lemon as the left. The guy is an unapologetic centrist at best. He actually tried to argue that he didn’t see what happened first when a 250lb cop slammed a 100lb(maybe) student into the ground. There is no what happened first unless she was dissecting live toddlers at her desk.

    The left is apparently anyone not to the right of Napoleon to these dipshits.

    • David Chaillou

      Napoléon was a big-state creator. Established codes of laws, free higher education, right to divorce… pretty leftist I would say. Anybody not to the right of Maggie Thatcher is what you meant.

      • Sakonyachen

        That’s a much better one. I’ve always taken Napoleon a conqueror, so I assumed he would be pretty fascist. I have to admit I’ve never read about him. Which makes him a pretty lousy reference for me to use. Which is why I was corrected. I blame the beer.

        • David Chaillou

          He was dictatorial but more in the sense of Augustus than Mussolini: he basically subordinated all the democratic power bases to himself, then proclaimed himself emperor. But he was interested in developing the nation rather than in enforcing a worldview, so the regime wasn’t totalitarian.

          • harryeagar

            Don’t tell that to the Poles or the Prussians. 600,000 men didn’t walk across Russia in November because they wanted to see the leaves change.

            Napoleon’s legacy was complicated but what he mostly left behind were dead peasants.

          • David Chaillou

            The Prussians got handed back what they had tried to hand to the French at the beginning of the French Revolution. France did not start that war.

            As to the Poles, their country had been invaded by the Prussians, Russians and Austrians 10 years before and they were still occupied. Technically, Napoleon freed them up, setting up an independent Duchy of Warsaw. As a matter of fact, Polish troops fought alongside Napoleon.

          • harryeagar

            A lot of people fought alongside Napoleon in Russia. What I am saying is that few of them were volunteers

          • David Chaillou

            The question was whether he was a fascist. Most GI in Vietnam weren’t volunteers either, but while i have little admiration for Johnson and Nixon, I wouldn’t call them fascist dictators.

            Plus, Napoleon had a great winning record and army service paid better than farm work. By the time of Russia most of his soldiers were professionals.

    • MikeyArmstrong

      They fail to acknowledge how much Russia helped their dumb asses.

  • Maclare 🌋

    Heather Macdonald? Is she still a thing?

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      I’ve never even heard of her.

  • HazeX

    Few things bring me joy like watching a pompous dickwad have to eat shit.

    Figuratively speaking, of course. lol

    • NotConvinced

      Look, I don’t care whose sausage Milo smokes. It’s none of my business but JFC on a Triscuit, Milo is one ignorant queen. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  • theCryptofishist

    Just how right wing is the Berkeley student body these days, anyway? The town and surrounding area is littered with hippies and other old leftists, and certainly there’s left wing faculty, but the impression I get is that they kids are focused on their studies, not on changing the world.

  • Looks like Milo’s run-up to his new media venture is a bust. His 15 minutes of fame are effectively over.

    • sarafina

      About time.

    • Tiny kaiju

      He still has a future in Draco Malloy co-play though.

  • MikeyArmstrong

    I thought the Mercers were bankrolling this shit.

  • Mecha343

    I read somewhere that scientologist Joy Villa and her friend Kaya Jones were suppose perform at that event before they decide to cancel it.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      I read somewhere that Guns and Roses were reuniting, just to play that gig.

      • redblack

        and you know the motor city madman was on board.

  • Riley Whodat Venable

    I hate Nazi Twinks. Wait, I take that back. I don’t hate Twinks. I hate Nazis, period. No further subcategory needed.

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  • Beaufighter

    So they trolled everybody? Here I was thinking they were just incompetent dipshits.

  • Will you please stop posting pictures of Milo Iamiamiamiamanopoulouse, that’s the 3rd screen I’ve damaged by punching it!

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    I can’t help wondering if Milo didn’t raise funds for this event that was never going to happen. That seems to be an increasingly popular scam, and if anybody is scamming the conservatards, it’s Milo.

  • tomamitai

    Anybody still giving this jerk money or taking him at his word on anything has no one to blame but themselves.

  • Vagenda and Pee-ara

    Aren’t these the same assholes who want the right to run BLM protesters over with their cars, if they are inconvenienced by a protest?

  • FasterThanLite

    Apparently advocating for men sexually grooming underage boys wasn’t enough. Hard to believe, white supremacists, Nazis, and self righteous Christian bumpkins want anything to do with this faggot.

    • SDGeoff3

      I’m terribly sorry but faggot is not appropriate for anyone. At all.

  • bubba

    I remember the Patriot Prayer group was offered a venue to speak in the South Central area of Los Angeles…They declined. Maybe Milo would take them up on that offer. .

  • bubba

    I remember the Patriot Prayer group was offered a venue to speak in the South Central area of Los Angeles after their rally at San Francisco’s Crissy Field had been canceled …They declined. Maybe Milo would take them up on that offer. .

  • Zyxomma

    It would be at Denny’s. That’s where the busted Sovereign Citizens in AK held their “trial.” I know because I follow Jeanne Devon, whose new book including the trial of Schaeffer Cox is just out. Read about it here: http://www.themudflats.net/archives/48333

  • The Flaming Carrot

    James Damore of Google memo fame confirmed a week ago that Milo had not contacted him to invite him to Berkeley. It seems that Milo’s vaunted organizational skills were ghost-written, just like his columns.

    • NotConvinced

      What about his costumes? Have you seen his Sgt. Peckerhead uniform?
      Tres Chic.

  • tontocal

    Not sure who is this ‘baked alaska’ guy is but I listened patiently and attentively to everything he had to say and came away with one over riding conclusion… Man, do I want to put a bun in HIS oven!

  • rick

    Denny’s is way across town over in Emeryville. Perhaps Milo can spend time at the nearby Steamworks – Berkeley after dining with (Half-)Baked Alaska. Steamworks is less than a mile away.

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